Oh woe is the Muse. She resigned herself to not ordering anything from the Lush Valentine’s Day selection this year but than she seen this year’s Lush UK Valentine’s Day offerings and she’s finding it difficult to resist it’s evil lure!
Jump ahead to read more about Lush UK Valentine’s Day 2009.
I’ve already discussed the Lush NA Valentine’s Day releases and although they looked lovely I had decided I really didn’t any of it. I did think that Lush UK would stick to the same round up but noooooooo they had to go and do some items that are exclusive to their side of the pond that I’m so lemming now!
Lately the release after release of B fragrances in Lush soap format is absolutely thrilling to me. First Cocktail, followed by Keep It Fluffy, and now beautiful Love! Oh love, sweet love!
Love is one of my favorite scents from B Never so I’m thrilled they made it into a soap! Yay!
If you love girlish scents you’ll really enjoy a heart shaped, limited edition Mmmmm Melting Marshmallow Moments! Softens up your bath water and offers extra moisturizing and beautiful scent. Gather up a SWALK and spoil yourself!
Taking it’s newest Bath Bomb, Vanilla Fountain, and making it into a fragrant massage bar is a clever idea to say the least! Heavanilli Massage Bar is sure to please the vanilla lovers out there!
Lush UK ships worldwide so if you’re wanting to cure that lemming you can order now at www.lush.co.uk
Prescriptives made a wise choice dubbing it’s new primer “Flawless Face” as it indeed delivers on the promise of a flawless face.
The Muse has been burnt by primers before and particularly isn’t a fond fan of Smashbox Photofinish. Can you say itchy and acne? Ack! I normally chalk up almost all primers and compare them to Smashbox Photofinish which makes me generally wary of attempting to test any out but I’m sure glad I said yes to Prescriptives Flalwess Face Primer as indeed it’s a great find!
I don’t need a primer to cover lines or pores but I do need one to help keep my foundation fresh, aid my foundation to apply easily, and allow my foundation to look flawless when on. Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer does all three quite successfully!
I hate silicon based primers since they tend to pill on my face and also cause me to itch and break out. Pilling, if you’re not familiar with the word, is an effect of product coming off the skin in little rolls and clumps that resembles skin…yuk! Eye creams are legendary for pilling and primers in my case as well. Prescriptives does have a bit of silicon feel to it’s formula but it manages to feel moisturizing when applied and does not pill. This is oil free so it absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy feeling or causing itching and acne later on!
The primer gives skin a smooth, even texture to allow foundation to apply easily and seamlessly while making it last longer. It’s quite thick so it should work quite well at filling pores, fine lines, and other problem areas you might have. For me it’s a combination product as it acts as a primer but also illuminates my face due to it’s pearl like finish. I really like this one and I imagine I’ll repurchase it once I’m done.
Overall, the product allows my foundation to glide on easily, keeps my foundation fresh for 2 to 3 hours longer than usual, and allows my face to look flawless and perfect so indeed it keeps many of the promises it makes.
Who should try it?
Anyone will large pores, fine lines, or imperfections that need extra prepping prior to foundation use.
Those who desire a flawless, even complexion.
Anyone who wants their foundation to look and stay fresh for hours on end.
We’re all careful and watchful at the moment and monitoring our money really well or at least I suspect most everyone is.
Of course, the Muse feels the need to bring you the best budget beauty options in times of great distress!
Jump ahead to check out new Milani Nail Lacquers for Spring 2009 that won’t break the bank!
Milani Nail Lacquer range from $2.99-$3.79 USD per a bottle and comes in over fifty shades. Well hello, variety! Variety and budget friendly? Likey!
The two newest shades of Milani Nail Lacquer touch on bringing a bold take to your nails this Spring with a splash of glittering red and a touch of dark cherry! I love, love these shades for tips and piggies! The newest colors are Black Cherry and Ruby Jewels. Black Cherry mimics it’s name exactly bringing a deep, dark cherry to the table where as Ruby Jewels is a glittering red.
With a professional, long wearing formula your nails are sure to be fashion runway ready for the Spring season!
Budget friendly, plenty of variety, and two new great shades make Milani Nail Lacquer well worth our time.
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Now the only that gives me hope is my love of a certain Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick from Clarins!
Ahhh Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick truly beautiful to behold! Clarins Spring Collection 2009 includes some seriously beautiful items but nothing, in the Muse’s opinion, outshines the eight shades of brand new Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick.
Wow, simply wow. These are stunning lipsticks and truly gorgeous to say the least. I recently fell in love with the original formula of Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick this past Fall, needless to say that these new versions are outstanding and quite a popular product with the Muse at the moment.
Is it a gloss? Is it a lipstick? Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick hasn’t quite made up it’s mine what it is and that’s just fine by me as I get the benefits of a pigmented lipstick along with the beautiful shine and glossy finish of a lipgloss! Likey!
My review will start with four shades of Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick and later this week or next week I’ll bring you swatches, photos, and FOTD’s of the remaining shades. Yes, the Muse has all the shades and thinks YOU need all the shades too as this is unquestionable my most favorite lipstick at the moment with no end in sight!
Each lipstick has a super glossy, emollient formula that glides on with a hint of a shimmery finish. Pigmentation is fantastic and you’ll get a wonderful pop of Spring (or Summer) color especially considering Clarins went all out with the beautiful shade choices in the collection. The lipstick is long wearing and highly moisturizing so those with dry lip woes will greatly appreciate the beautiful formula. Each lipstick carries a fruit punch like taste which is quite pleasant, I heart flavored lipsticks! These come housed in a silver mirror tube that carries an air of elegance but the color on the inside can’t be mistaken for anything but pure fun!
The colors I’m reviewing and swatching for you today are Fig which is a warm brown shade with touches of peach and hints of silver shimmer, Praline which is a lovely nude beige almost champagne shade, Papaya which is a loud fun orange coral, and Raspberry which is an offbeat pink shade with touches of purple.
Overall, if you’re on a tight budget this season I urge you to pick up at least one of these fabulous lipsticks as they truly are a fabulous find! They come with my highest seal of Muse Approval for purchase.
Who would love ‘em?
Anyone that loves a dual product that acts as both a gloss and a lipstick!
Those with dry lips that like a glossy, emollient, moisturizing lip product.
Women who enjoy a bit of shimmer and shine in their lipsticks!
Anyone who adores bright, fun colors in their lipsticks!
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick promises a beautiful glossy finish but brings so much more to the table with it’s pigmented formula and gorgeous shade selection. These are a fond favorite for Spring and well into the Summer!
But ado…they do have a major problem….the scent doesn’t linger. Sigh. A few sprays, out the door, and the scent is gone without moments. So fleeting…..But it doesn’t stop me from buying them as I like how they moisten my skin and at the least leave behind a hint of sweet scent!
But check it, now you can get Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Fragrance Wave Rolette!
What are they? 5ML rollerballs that contain your favorite Beauty Rush scent which you roll on for a burst of sweet scent! Likey! Portable for your purse and great for touch-up’s on the go these tiny treasures are available in four of the Beauty Rush scents.
Snag ‘em in Candy Baby, Juiced Berry, Honey Do (Brand New Scent), and Appletini!
Meet Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes, their first ever mascara!
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes is a waterproof mascara designed to make lashes longer, thicker, and curvier while giving them a light, fluffy, natural feeling! Hmmmm Majolica Majorca Gorgeous Wings may have competition!
This is formulated with cotton seed extract which restructures eyelashes while hydrating them and allowing flexibility. I have no idea what that means but it sounds like it’s really important!
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes is available now for $18.50 USD or £15 from jellypongpong.com