Mid-Range Makeup Brands

C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask Review

Yesterday I was telling you about Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask which is very nice but pretty expensive too! Sad sigh. Have no fear the Muse can cheap it up for you.

I recently hauled a few bits and bobs from C.O. Bigelow’s Face Collection when it was buy two get two free at Bath and Body Works. One new item they introduced is the Power Berry Mask which is a moisturizing mask treatment for nourishing and restoring moisture to skin.

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I dunno if I’d call this cheap as it’s $18, that’s somewhat high for C.O. Bigelow but I do generally like their products so indulge I did (plus the sale didn’t hurt the price too much either).

The C.O. Bigelow Power Berry Mask is a light purple shade and smells subtly of fruit and floral. Of course it makes the wild claims of how incredible the acai berry is for wrinkles, skin, etc….we’ve all heard those before. Simply put it delivers nice hydration to my skin and it’s cheap and that’s what matters most to me. Hey, if it helps with anti-aging in the long wrong I won’t complain!

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I apply the mask and leave it on for 20 minutes you can do 10 as per the instructions. I just leave it on longer to get the full benefit of a moisturizing treatment. After the time is up I rinse with cold water and my face feels nicely softened and moisturized. It’s nothing dramatic but it does offer moisture where moisture is needed as my face is dry as all hells lately.

Few facts….

I read some bad reviews that said this made a few folks break out, haven’t experienced that but their was a slight sting when I applied. Barely noticeable to my hard as nail skin but I imagine if you’re sensitive this could possibly irritate or break your skin out so beware. Secondly, I got it free as I got it on sale but I’m really unsure if I’d indulge further at $18 as I’d rather just shell out the rest of my cash for the Clarins mask but if it’s on sale again I can see myself picking it up for sure.

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Not an amazing facial treatment but not terrible either.

Anyone try?

Loving it?

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the Balm Cabana Boy Blush News

Remember theBalm Cabana Boy? No? Click it!

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The day after I blogged it disappeared from Sephora forever. My question is where the hell did it go and when can I get my greedy hands on it?

A beauty mystery….

I’m calling the Balm tomorrow, will keep you posted. I need Cabana Boy in my life please for the love of makeup!

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Stash Spoglight: Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol Eye Shadow

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It’s been a while since I stash spotlighted hasn’t it? I thought I’d do a rather quickie post of a haul I did months ago when Sephora was killing Napoleon Perdis from it’s stores.

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Check it below!

I’m not Napoleon Perdis’s biggest supporter and yes I’ve been known to make fun of his tan a time or two. But I admit he had a few odd pieces in his collection that were decent enough one of which were the Eye Patrol Eye Shadows. I think they ran about $22 when they were fully priced at Sephora but I got them at the grand total of $6 bucks each when NP was axed. Btw take a peep at this post when I was predicting NP’s demise from Sephora, I’m such a blooming fortune teller.

These are really quite pretty so we must give Napoleon a few props for creating such a nice little shadow. They have a hint of shimmer, a soft silky texture, and very nice color pay off. Likey! Plus hauling all of ‘em for $6 bucks each didn’t hurt either.

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Anyone get these during the clearance sale?

Love ‘em?

Tell it!

Napoleon Perdis was not harmed during the making of this post.

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Tarte Rejuvelash Review

On occasion I run into mascaras that clump my lashes together in a gluey mess. Indeed, I’m sure you know the culprits guilty of this unseemly sin! I truly hate clumpy, gross looking lashes and the worst part is when you have a full eye look on and it seems almost impossible to “declump” the lashes with a mascara comb. Sigh. The trials and tribulations of mascara.

Here in lays the solution to all your woes or so Tarte tells us! Tarte Rejuvelash is supposed to help me rid myself of the nightmare of clumps.

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Does it work?

Click it to find out!

Tarte Rejuvelash is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and go, “hmmm do I really need to spend $16 on a declumping medium?” Doesn’t that sounds fancy? Declumping medium. Whoa. I think it’s worthy of my beauty arsenal actually as it’s saved my lashes and eye looks numerous times since purchasing it.

What is it?

It’s a mini, clear formula in a tube that looks like a mini mascara which contains all sorts of important bits that Tarte tells us about but frankly it’s simply an interesting little tool to have stashed away for days that clumps come out to play.

The scenario:

You’ve just complete an incredible smoky eye and you’re ready to finish it off with a quick curl of your lashes and a ton of mascara to make all that dramatic eye shadow pop. You curl and begin applying mascara…gasp! It clumps up your lashes and you’re left looking like you have a uni-lash (one single lash instead of several). Whip out Tarte Rejuvelash and slowly comb it through that uni lash to separate your lashes and clean up the mess your mascara made.

I find this works better than a simple lash comb because it’s a wet application. The applicator is slightly dampened with all that important formula I was telling you about above plus the applicator is a complicated little creation that allows you to glide through lashes and separate them precisely. Now a lash comb takes a fair bit of work and sometimes makes a bigger mess than the one you’re already sporting however Rejuvelash seems to work considerably better because of the interesting, emollient formula and cool brush.

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The formula also happens to soften my lashes so I tend to use it when my lashes are feeling a bit stiff after a coat of intense waterproof mascara.

I dunno if $16 is something you’d want to splurge on but I find that Tarte Rejuvelash is a good one to keep around for cleaning up possible mascara messes when they crop up!

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WANT IT: Lush Coco Lotion

Yes, well, it goes without saying that anything with pineapples, coconuts, or other tropical fruits talks to me, particularly in the Summer!

Meet Lush Coco Lotion:

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Inspired by the beautiful Caribbean, with fresh pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, mandarin and rosemary this new lotion from Lush sounds well..it sounds lush!

You know the Muse thinks she could happily live in the Caribbean. She’s been all around it and thinks the people are so incredible plus it helps that most everywhere on in the Caribbean is a little piece of paradise. So anything that reminds me of paradise tops my skincare regime!

Count Lush Coco Lotion as a want for this Muse! Yes, please I’d like to smell like fresh pineapple.

Available now from Lush UK and soon to follow in the US I’m ever so sure.

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