Beauty Bits & Bobs
The Muse has been busy as a little bee pumping out plenty of wonderful Spring Collection reviews for you!
She has a slew more to go and they’ll keep coming until Spring actually hits, it’s still cold as all hells around here so Spring seems ages away.
For now let’s reflect on some of what she’s reviewed so far for you!
Possibly one of my favorite items this Spring would be Benefit Coralista! Truly a star for Spring (and Summer for that matter!)
Benefit Coralista Review
Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer is brand new and holding it’s own against my other face primers and winning a coveted position in my daily use pile!
Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer Review
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick has this Muse’s heart! Amazing formula, pigmented, and did I mention tasty?
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick
The Givenchy Spring Collection is ridiculously awesome as far as this Muse is concerned!
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick Review
Givenchy Sari Glittering Eyeshadow Review
Givenchy Sari Glow Blush Review
The Muse has been erasing all her worries with Tarte The Eraser Concealer!
Tarte The Eraser Concealer Review
Preppin’ and Primin’ comes easy with Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer!
Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer Review
The Muse got her Smurf on with the Too Faced Smurfette Collection!
Too Faced Smurfette Collection Review
Men dressed as dames? It happens. Dame Edna happens to be a male, happens to dress up like a woman, happens to be a dame, and most important, happens to have his…errr her own MAC Collection!
MAC Dame Edna Collection Review
Obsessed much? The Muse is with Clarins Instant Gloss!
Clarins Instant Gloss Review
Valentine’s is way over but Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel is still guest starring in the Muse’s Shower!
Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel Review
Creating a masterpiece was easy especially when the Muse had Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece available!
Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece Review
What have you tested, tried, and purchased from the upcoming Spring Collections so far?
Busy waiting for Summer?
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The Muse was feeling every so hopeful that the new Body Shop RoseFlower Lips would turn out as good as they looked in the promo pictures. Although for the most part it was the Roseflower Blush that called my name, I do so admit that the lippes were equally as beautiful.
Turns out they are beautiful and have a super fab formula to go along with ‘em too!
Read ahead to find out all about them!
I’m pretty impressed overall with The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection. In particular I thought that The Body Shop paid special attention to packaging this year which didn’t go unnoticed by this Muse, whom happens to be a packaging junkie. The new RoseFlower lipsticks come housed in a crystal clear tube which for the most part isn’t anything too special however wrapped around the inside tube is a gorgeous pink overlay with pretty little rose flower emblems that totally tickled this Muse.
Aside from the uber pretty packaging the lipsticks themselves are truly a rather great find. I tried out two of the three shades and both were very pretty and flattering for the Spring weather. The formula is nicely moisturizing and leaves behind a shiny, glossy pigmented pout. As advertised the lipsticks contain organic beeswax and marula oil which repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier. In keeping with it’s rose theme the lipsticks taste and smell like a delicate rose which adds a certain charm to the overall lipstick. If you’re lips tend to be drier you’ll love the formula as gloss is completely optional considering that the lipsticks themselves leave behind a nice shiny lip look.
The colors I tried were Deep Pink and True Pink. Although both shades were lovely I thought True Pink was the better rose shade that paired up beautifully with pink cheeks and a pink eye look that I created this morning. Deep Pink is strangely named as there isn’t any question it’s pink but it’s more of a fun fuchsia shade rather than a true deep pink shade.
At $16 USD per a lipstick I didn’t think they were too badly price considering they deliver with a high quality lipstick and lovely packaging to go along with it.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with both shades and think I’ll add the 3rd shade to my collection. Perfect for your Spring looks, Roseflower Lips from the Body Shop are Muse Approved for purchase. The Muse liked ‘em alot!
On your wish list?
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Breathing new life into your skin is now quite cheap thanks to Avon liiv Botanicals Collection.
The Muse thinks combining a fine quality product with an inexpensive price tag is quite nice and she can have both with the new liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.
Ok, so this stuff is seriously my latest obsession. Considering my skin needs as much moisture as it can get when the cold weather sets in, I’m all over liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.
$10 bucks people! That’s right $10! Loves it.
liiv Botanicals has a whole lot of awesome going on with it’s brand new facial and body collection. The line is clinically and demagogically tested, suitable for even sensitive skin as a preservative-free and dry-free product. The collection is a holistic beauty care collection that harvests plant power to restore vitality to skin. Whoa. Count me impressed.
But aside from all that the more important thing would be how awesome it smells….gorgeous. It’s a combination of a certain freshness with a hint of floral and a whole lot of crisp ozone that combines to create a beautiful healthy blend that’s quite alluring.
liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter is an ultra-rich body butter that’s super thick and made for various skin types, especially dry skin! This moisturizing body butter immediately hydrates my skin and makes it smell quite pretty too! My rough elbows and knees literally suck up the formula while it leaves behind silky, smooth skin. The body butter absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy mess.
Count the Muse impressed that a body butter costs as little as $10 USD and smells quite brilliant, contains good for you ingredients, and makes my skin super soft.
Check out the entire liiv Botanicals Collection at Avon.
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Ahh CK One it’s back and bigger than ever before!
Step back into the 90’s with a re-launch of CK One kiddies!
CK One has a full on new re-launch of CK One which happened to be one of my very favorite fragrances a few year’s back now. I really loved revisiting with this one, so much so that today I’ll be giving away a bottle just for you!
Here’s a few ways to win the bottle:
Join me on Twitter! If you follow me already no need to do anything but if you aren’t following me head on over and add me up and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of CK One.
Secondly, place your name in the widget below for another chance to win! (In the widget please not the comment box! Any name left in the comment box is not eligible to win the bottle so please be sure to enter into the widget).
And finally visit the CK One Facebook page and leave a comment telling us why you love CK One or why you’d like to win a bottle! I’ll be checking over there and adding your name for a third chance to win. Don’t forget to mention where you heard about the contest!
CK One is available in a few formats for this relaunch which would be the standard slim line bottle who’s simplicity always catches me. I really love this bottle for it’s minimal design.
Also launching is a new CK One Collector’s Edition which finishes a bottle of CK One and a limited edition speaker. The speaker is compatible with all standard mp3 players.
Due to the nature of this product only US residents may enter to win! Sorry guys!
I like pretty much everything Tarte puts out but one of my absolute favs are the Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers!
The Muse thinks that Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers don’t get nearly enough love so she thought she’d feature them in a Stash Spotlight today!
For a very, very long time these were my go to item for a beautifully pigmented pouting smile. I used to use them with almost every single look I created as they are so moist, glide on beautifully, and are pigmented as all heck. At $14 USD I always thought they were an incredible deal with the quality. I’ve been thinking about how much I’d love it if Tarte took a bit of time out and revisited with these incredible balms and maybe introduced a few new shades. The Muse would be every so happy if they did!
If you never tried a Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer the Muse highly recommends nabbing one! Fab stuff, ’nuff said.
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