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Dr. Denese Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel Review

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The Muse gets so scared when she sees products that say “firming” on them. Oh please tell me I don’t need any firming action on my face yet! I’m only in my 30’s….I’m scared hold me. I swear the words firming, wrinkle, and age spots just terrify me.

Of course when I got my hands on Dr. Denese Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel I got all kinds of scare.

But have no fear, it’s so much more than a firming peel!

Check it after the review.

What is it?

It’s a creamy orange peel that’s meant to brighten and refresh your complexion. Phew nothing about firming actions yet, looks like I’m safe. It exfoliates to reveal smoother skin plus…here it comes…it firms and tones while improving elasticity. EEP!

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In all seriousness I’m not yet ready to firm, tone, or improve my elasticity yet. So far my elasticity is snapping back like a rubber hand. But that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying this peel.

It’s actually meant for anyone with poor skin texture and uneven skin tone, certain dullness or anyone lacking radiance and glow or even dry, rough, tired skin. Some of this applies to me in a major way.

The general idea is you apply to a clean dry face and leave on for few minutes. Those with sensitive skin may notice a tingling or stinging so do a patch test prior to use. The formula is a rich, gel-like cream that has a bright, sunny orange scent. Once it’s on my face I don’t feel much but than again my skin is bulletproof you could probably throw acid it on it and I wouldn’t notice.

One of the main things I love about it is it resurfaces my entire facial area as I wear it. This basically means those patchy cheeks and flaky areas between my eyes gets eaten up and exfoliated by the mask.

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After I’ve left it on for a few I rinse with lukewarm water. You’ll instantly noticed your face is flushed and looking considerably better than before you started. I use it two to three times a week. I haven’t really noticed a major change in my skin as of yet but I do see a difference right after use and a few hours after use but nothing long term yet. I generally like the idea of having great skin just for a few hours as it seems to make makeup application smoother and makes my skin looks more like it’s glowing. I’ve only used it for a week so I’ll continue on and hope for long term results.

It’s quite an interesting peel and fairly affordable at around $30. Overall, I’d purchase again after I ran out because I do like that it exfoliates at the very least without using scratchy crystals.

Definitely in my likey book! I’ll update you on my progress with it.

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Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner Review

Ok, let me tell you a story. A hundred years ago or so I purchased my first MAC Technakohl and promptly fell in love. To this day I still adore Technakohl but I also hate it. Dontcha just love having a love hate relationship with makeup? That so means you’re totally a psychotic product junkie like me, yay us!

So let me explain. Technakohl…omg awesome liner. This is such a dreamy, creamy formula that lines my eyes so perfectly but don’t let it wear down. I swear it’s probably good for three uses tops before the pencil quickly loses it’s sharp edge. Now what? Well nothing. You can’t do anything. There isn’t anyway you can sharpener a dull Technakohl liner. How can something so great be so incredibly crummy.

Sigh.

Someone suggested to be that I can roll the liner between a napkin or paper to sharpen it…yea well people…I am so not that coordinated…I tried and ended up with a mess of black swirls on a piece of paper.

Forget all this though.

MAC I am so sorry but you’ve been replaced by the joys of Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner, damn straight she cares. She cares so much she included a sharpener and a smudger! My god I heard the angels just sing (in my head that is).

Jump ahead to learn more about the brand new Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner and why the Muse thinks it’s the best thing since peanut butter on toast.

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What is it?

It’s a super, smooth, long wearing, water resistant eye liner that applies like a dream. No skipping, no going back to re-line, just simple one line perfection. This is what love is. The formula is so dreamy and creamy and manages to glide across my lash line in a quick, flawless stroke so I don’t have to go back and reline or deal with skippage.

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But let’s forget the formula for a minute and concentrate on the fact that it has a built in sharpener tucked inside the end cap. Laura you’re a master mind! You’ve solved world peace in my makeup world. I can’t believe a soft kohl liner housed in a plastic pencil has a sharpener, it’s a gift…from the gods above! The sharpener is really tiny but it manages to create a perfect point each and every single time. It’s like getting a new liner every time you sharpener! I admit I purposely squashed the end of my pencil so I could try it out and it created a perfect sharp point for me. I swear my makeup life is complete thanks to this handy, dandy sharpener.

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Brand new again!
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Ok, enough raving about that.

It also has a flexible, soft spongy smudger that’s ideal for smudging out the liner and creating an air of mystery to eyes.

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If all this isn’t enough let me tell you that Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner is sold in a pair for $22 bucks!

Have I sold it to you yet?

Get it. Now.

You’ll be all the happier that you aren’t stuck with a dull pointed liner that you can’t sharpener!

Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner total loves it moment for the Muse and of course a mega Muse Approval for purchase.

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Incredible.

Thank you Laura you’ve heard my prays.

Available now on QVC, Item Number A84597.

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Too Faced Natural Eye Kit Bestselling Hit: Have You Hauled It?


Hey chicas!

Word on the street is that the Too Faced Natural Eye Kit is a Top Seller at www.toofaced.com

The kit contains all the things you’ll need to create a pretty, soft, and slightly sexy natural eye look. It’s one of the easiest palettes I’ve come across to create a pretty nude eye look. The palette contains everything you need from shadows, to applicators, and most important three separate cards containing step by step instructions to create a three different natural, nude eye look!

I Muse Approved this for purchase in my recent as I adore the palette. Thought you’d like to know the good word that it’s a bestselling hit at Too Faced.

I was curious who hauled it already?

Anyone?

Loving it?

Do share!

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Korres 30% Off Coupon Code

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You should be dancing yeah! Why? Because Korres is being every so lovely to readers of Musings by giving them 30% Off their total order!

w00t!

Thanks Korres we lub you like family!

As I told you in a recent beauty news article Korres has officially launched an online store. I prayed for this every night before I went to bed. There’s just something about buying product from the source ya know? The site is quite lovely as it’s organized so you can easily find products for specific needs.

Visit www.korresusa.com and use promo code MUSE at checkout to get 30% Off

As for me I rec everything. I’ve fallen in love with Korres a few months ago when I discovered the Sugar Plums Color Collection which by the way they have available on the site, you need this in your life. They so need to slap a Muse Approval on that bad boy.

Check out my Korres tags for reviews to help you with your haulin’! It’s ongoing until September 15th.

Happy Shoppin’ peeps!

Come back and tell me what you snag!

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Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo Review


The Muse went to Ibiza once when she was 12, it’s obviously been too long since that trip. I do remember thinking, even back than, omg cute guys and paradise. These things do wander through a pre-teen’s mind on occasion.

Since I haven’t been to Ibiza since I’ve been settling for partying like I’m there with Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo!

Let the games begin!

Jump for it!

Ibiza Party Shampoo was created in the good old days and recently was brought back (as it was discontinued long ago) to the Retro Lush Collection. The shampoo was created for clubbers…what? I don’t make this stuff up, Lush does. It contains lemon, grapefruit and pimento berry to keep your hair shiny and awake into the early hours…again that’s all Lush talkin’ there. The thing is I think they slipped a little hemp in my bottle because it smells like hemp and citrus, w00t I’m really going to party like it’s 1999 now!


I’m not too keen on the smell even after all these years of using it but I do so admit it keeps my hair incredibly light feeling, frizz and tangle free, and just squeaky clean. God, I love you Lush for making everyday a good hair day.

Get it while the getting is good as it is part of Retro Lush so who knows how long it’ll stick around.

Start partying peeps!

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