Beauty Bits & Bobs

Kenzoki Cleansing Jelly Review

I told you about Kenzoki Cleansing Ice Jelly a few days ago but I was slightly confused as I thought it was already available for purchase but actually it’s out in April. So this is a sneaky peek review of Kenzoki Cleansing Ice Jelly due out at www.kenzousa.com in April.

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Hard to shake a Muse off her Lush skincare regime but she can be tempted by fine quality items like Kenzoki Cleansing Ice Jelly. Jump ahead to find out why it’s so great!

The entire concept, formula, and idea behind Kenzoki Cleansing Jelly absolutely tickles this Muse. A self-cooling cleansing jelly that has a water-like formula which removes waterproof makeup. What’s not to like? I’m not sure what I dig the most, the fact that it’s cooling or the fact that it emulsifies upon contact with my skin.

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I sat the cleanser in my fridge for the better part of an hour as I wanted to experience how cooling it could be. After the hour was up and I proceeded to pour a drop in my hand and begin to rub it on my face, you can use a cotton pad if you like. The formula begins as a creamy jelly but quickly, upon contact with your skin, becomes a water-like substance that whisks away dirt and makeup in a jiffy. It’s almost like having a toner, a moisturizer, and a cleanser thrown together into one single product. It has a fresh scent which to my nose is almost reminiscent of a lighter version of Kenzo Belle de Jour moisturizer. The cleanser contains ginseng extract which helps to tone and stimulate the skin. Ginseng is also an effective anti-aging supplement.

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It did a fine job of removing all my makeup in one sweep and after use my face felt nice and smooth. My skin can be picky when it comes to cleanser and after use sometimes I get a tight, itchy feel but with this I only experienced nice, dewy results.

I was a little confused how to use so I’ll briefly explained. Normally I remove all my eye makeup prior to washing my face so I began by doing that. After I assumed I had to wet my face to use this, not the case. Remove your eye makeup as normal and follow up by squirting a quarter size amount of Kenzoki Cleansing Jelly into the palm of your hand. Rub the jelly all over your face, it’ll begin to emulsify instantly and feel cooling and water-like. After you’ve smoothed it on rinse with cold water and follow up with some your facial moisturizer, the Muse highly suggests Belle de Jour. You’re using it on dry skin or if you like damp skin but not soaking wet. I do suggest using it on your dry skin though as you’ll get the best results.

You can see the process below. The cleanser starts out a cream and quickly becomes a cool watery liquid.

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The entire experience is quite a pleasure as it feels so cooling on my tired face. I’m looking forward to Summer just so I can use this during those hot days when my makeup feels stuck on my face.

Last month I was on my Korres trip but I must say that Kenzo has completely taken over my heart at the moment and I’m thrilled with the interesting skincare collection they offer. I’m ashamed to say I always thought of Kenzo as more of a perfume type company, how wrong was I? If anyone can convince me to forgo my beloved Lush it would be either Kenzo or Korres.

Amazing stuff!

Loves it!

Kenzoki Cleansing Jelly is Muse Approved for purchase! Get yours for $28 USD by visiting www.kenzousa.com in April

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Tried any Kenzo skincare?

Do share!

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E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins

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I’m not particularly excited about E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins, I just wanted an excuse to play this song.


Ok, maybe I am kinda sorta digging the fact that E.L.F has these cute little lip tins filled with candy flavored lip balm but I won’t approve of the $2 USD price tag! What the hell happened to dollar makeup? It’s not fair to charge inflated prices E.L.F! For shame!

Available in Coconut, Frosting, Mocha, Melon, Candy, Berry, and Cherry there’s a little something sweet for everyone.

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Take a trip to E.L.F’s Candy Shop and snag a deal by purchasing one Candy Shop Tin and getting one at 50% off using promo code EGSPRAP. At least that’ll get you one for a dollar so you’ll feel better about the price.

Sweetness awaits you (or cheapness depending on how you look at it)!

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Steals and Deals: Demeter Fragrance $6 USD

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Sweet deals are afoot from Demeter! Jump ahead for the steal!

Victoria’s Secret has the Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Collection on sale for $5.99 USD each. They only have three of the five scents released with the collection but hey still a rather nice deal at the price.

I actually have the entire collection of Jelly Belly fragrances and they are some of Demeter’s best as they are nice and strong and a have a good throw.

If you purchase over $10 USD you can use code FA810465 to get $10 off your total order. If you break it down with shipping you can get all three scents for about $14 USD.

Sweet!

Go ahead and indulge by clicking below.

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Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Blueberry Muffin


Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae

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Musings of the Day: Fav Drugstore Mascara (US Drugstore)

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Since discovering my favorite drugstore mascara I’ve wanted to shout the good word of it to all the masses…..well I already have kinda but I’ll tell you about it again after the jump!

Ok, I’m speaking of US Drugstore brands here as there are way too many awesome Japanese drugstore mascaras that rock my little world. If you choose it does have to be a US brand…those be the rules kiddies!

My choice would have to be L’oreal Double Extend Mascara, whoa I really like this stuff, sincerely. I can’t help myself but this stuff is pretty damn good. I’ve been using it daily for about a month now and simply lurve it. That’s saying something as I normally fart in the general direction of any and all drugstore mascara finds in the US, sorry if you’re a lover, I happen to be a leaver. But Double Extend changed my very life and made me a believer that great mascaras may still dwell within a US drugstore….

Brb I think I just heard an angel sing!

Name your fav mascara.

Remember US brands only, no cheating and playing with the big guns, we all know Japanese drugstore mascara rocks it so you must choose a US brand…if you can that is….

It’ll be hard but I have confidence that you can do it!

Shameless self promotion: Find my review of L’oreal Double Extend Mascara by clicking here.

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Stash Spotlight: Shu Uemura Blush

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Do you realize that I used to have over 25 Shu Uemura Blushes? It was a disease I believe, that’s the only thing I could think of that would cause me to collect so many.

I started out my collection years ago but I’ve since swapped many of the blushes away when I started collecting NARS. I’m unsure why because I do think that Shu might top NARS very slightly in the blush category! But indeed, I use to have a fair few.

Today I’m proud to say I only have six. Phew. Jump ahead to spy my small stash of Shu blushes!

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With names like P Red D32 you’re sure to completely forget what color is your favorite. This could be one reason I stopped purchasing Shu blushes, the bloody number and letter system confused this Muse. The blushes are all majorly pigmented so for those who prefer alot of pop with their blush you’ll find Shu makes some of the best around. They have quite an extensive catalog of colors so there is definitely a little something for everyone.

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As I look at these I remember what fond favorites they were and are. I think I’ll take advantage during the next FF sale and indulge in a few shades I swapped away…the Muse misses them and feels a bit nostalgic.

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What about you?

Lover of Shu?

Leaver?

Tell the Muse!

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