Beauty Bits & Bobs
The biggest highlight of my blogging life was when I made it into the Etude House Newsletter. Since the newsletter is released in Korea only at Etude House Boutiques I was floored that my blog had made it so far across the world.
Earlier this year I was happy to share with you that I was in the New York Times and today I’m a bit giddy to have been quoted in the New York Post on Jennifer Aniston’s new fragrance. It’s not really a big deal, just a sentence or two but I consider it a huge compliment to appear in print in a popular newspaper particularly ones like the Times and the Post.
If you have the paper you can flip to page 37 for the article or you can read it online at www.nypost.com
Now that we are finally seeing BB Creams on our shores I thought I’d take a second to answer the question, What’s the difference between Tinted Moisturizer and BB Creams?
I already see alot of questions rising up about how BB Creams are the same as Tinted Moisturizers or questions about the differences between the two….I want to emphasis that BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers are too vastly different products. The concept is somewhat the same but the ingredients and performance of the two products are very different. Although I will say so far the US releases I’ve played with from Dr. Jart are quite disappointing and do indeed act more as a Tinted Moisturizer than a BB Cream.
BB Cream stands for Blemish Balm Cream. The product was originally created by Germany dermatologists to help patients who had gone through laser skin surgery. The product was meant to soothe and regenerate the skin tissue.
The craze was born in Korea (most BB Creams and the best performing ones in my opinion are from various Korean Brands) when famous actresses started wearing the cream on their faces. The product slowly started branching out from Korea to Japan, China, Singapore, and other parts of Asia thus creating a very hot trend.
Most BB Creams are created in one shade but some are created in two and if you’re lucky some even go so far as to offer three or four shades such as Missha. It’s rare though that more than one shade is created. I’ve heard alot of ranting about this but you do have to remember that BB Creams originated in Asia where there is one dominate skin tone…
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Boscia brings the first black nose strips to the US with their new Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips.
Nose strips aren’t a common pick up in the prestigious cosmetic world and are most commonly associated with Biore here in the US however charcoal strips or black strips are very common in the Asian market. Various brands produce nose strips including Shiseido in Asia.
We are sorely lacking…
But thanks to Boscia we now have a new way to attack those pesky blackheads!
The evolution of youTube beauty has brought about quite a few videos that feature stashes and hauls galore. What is this odd fascination we have with looking at other people’s stashes (does that sound perverted?)…..I know I can literally sit for hours, with my mouth hanging open, and my eyes unblinking as I watch a stranger on youTube that gives me the grand tour of her beauty collection.
Hours of entertainment right there people.
So….I want you to send me your stash pictures (or videos) and I’ll feature them here on Musings of a Muse so we can sit down with a bucket of popcorn and look through them.
Small, big, huge, crazy scary….send it on over!
Can’t wait to see!
Mail them to musingsofamuse at gmail dot com
I’ll be stalking my inbox for them.
Of course, it wouldn’t be fun without swag! Anyone who takes time out to send photos will get a token (aka swaggalicious beauty goodies) of my appreciation via mail if I feature it on Musings.
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Happy Shoppin’! Feel free to share your haul!