Beauty Bits & Bobs

The Muse’s 10 Must Have Beach Bag Essentials


The weather isn’t quite right yet for the beach or the pool sigh. If you live in New York you’ll understand exactly what I mean as it’s not much of a Summer here in the Big Apple. However, this doesn’t stop me from thinkin’ up what I need for my beach bag or in my case pool bag as the Muse doesn’t do the beach to well (seaweed, sand, eek!).

So here’s a few items that are making a starring appearance inside my beach bag this Summer!

Everyone wants beach hair, everyone. Tousled, windblown locks that are soft, seductive, and sexy. Indeed, beach hair is where it’s at! A great item to toss in your beach bag for a full head of alluring hair would be Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist, smells just like tropics plus I just really dig on the name.


When you’re at the beach or pool you want clean, natural makeup that wears well and wears long. Morgen Schick Cheek and Lip Stain is my go to for long wearing color on my cheeks which is waterproof and incredibly flattering for a sunkissed glow!


If you’re at the beach and you’ve SPF’ed yourself to death as is the Muse’s routine you probably won’t get much of a tan but you can flatter your pale white skin with hints of iridescent pink on face, eyes, and cheeks with a dollop of Eyeko Cream!


Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers used to be my all time favorite lip treatment. Don’t overlook these little tubes of pigmented joy for a Summer lip look that’s natural and laced with SPF.


Keep your hair conditioned and protected from the sun with Blossom Under Cover Conditioning Mist with SPF. Frizz be gone!


Eyeko Face Off Wipes aren’t great for removing a full load of face makeup but they are nice for toting around in your purse and freshening up your face with. Each box contains 10 individually wrapped wipes!


A little touch up of cooling mist for your face is always a pleasure when sitting out in the hot sun. Pack up some Evian Mist in the travel friendly can to mist your skin with to keep it fresh and dewy!


I’m the first one to admit that Loccitane Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance tends to not linger very long however I find that in the Summer heat it manages to give off a very subtle, fresh lemony scent that I find rather ideal for beach or pool lazying!


Give your face a kiss of sun with Eyeko Face Tint! Amps up your Summer tan or gives your pale white skin a touch of Summer sun.


Hope you enjoyed my picks for hauling in my beach bag this Summer!

What are some items you stash in your beach bag?

Tell the Muse!

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WANT IT: Fresh Rose Fresh Face Primer

Well gee I must be asleep because I didn’t notice that Fresh recently introduced a new primer to their collection. I was in Atlantic City this past weekend and while at the Bluemercury Apothecary Spa I came across Fresh Rose Fresh Face Primer.


Read ahead for the deets!

This is the third release of primer from Fresh with High Noon and Twilight already a part of the collection. Although Fresh Rose Primer could easily be mistaken for Fresh Twilight at a glance and perhaps considered a dupe rest assured in texture and formula they are considerably different. I have Fresh Twilight and it’s an iridescent finish that casts a highlight on cheeks and face. After swatching Fresh Rose I was quite delighted that it was simply a white, fresh smelling primer that absorbed easily without leaving behind a finish of any kind.

Where as High Noon and Twilight cast a glow to skin Rose simply lays the foundation for a fresh, dewy face that you can follow up with makeup or just enjoy au natural.

Likey!

I didn’t buy it as I had already indulged too much that day at the Spa but I’m thinking it made end up in my basket shortly. It’s available at Fresh’s site right now if you find you’re yearning for it after reading this.

Anyone a lover of Fresh primers?

Which ones?

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Lancome Fall Collection 2009: Lancome Declaring Indigo

Bjooti has the first images of the new Fall Collection from Lancome entitled Declaring Indigo.


I don’t always get excited about Lancome but sometimes they surprise me with delightful releases in the Fall such as the Mystery Game. Lancome Declaring Indigo is equally delightful with mysterious shimmering blues and touches of gold. I can get on board with loving all of this release particularly the shadow palettes and delicious shimmering golden powder!


What do you think?

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Steal It: Pop Apple of the Cheeks Stain


I dunno if you recall but I reviewed Pop Apple of the Cheeks Lip and Cheek Stain several months ago. Well, good news, it’s on sale at Sephora!

I don’t pretend to know the mentality behind Sephora but they have these guys marked down as $12.60 and $9. Don’t ask me why one shade is more expensive than the other because I haven’t a clue. It’s one of life’s great mysteries that little feeble minded makeup users like ourselves were never meant to understand.

The good news is that these are a considerable mark down from the $18 or $19 I think I paid for them way back when. I think they make a rather fine fresh, natural makeup for Summer plus who doesn’t love stain that wears long, is sweatproof, and hot weather friendly?

Loves it! And all under $13 bucks (I kept it simple by saying under $13 bucks, don’t want to confuse anyone further with the $12.60 and $9 price plans over yonder).

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Update Your Bookmarks Please?

Hey loves!

Quickie note. Please update your bookmarks. If you link me or if you have me stashed away on a bookmark site or on your taskbar or wherever I may be laying around please update the URL to read www.musingsofamuse.com

I know so so so so many of you have been with me since the start here at Musings when my URL used to read www.musemedia.blogspot.com but that’s since been changed to a custom URL.

I’m telling you this because blogger occasionally runs into problems with redirect (you may have experienced this the past week or more) which could cause a problem for you to view my site when in IE and using the old URL instead of the new one.

So please take a sec to update your bookmark or your blogroll or whatever to www.musingsofamuse.com

Thanks guys!

Love ya!

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