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Parissa Brow Shaped and Assorted Wax Strips Review

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My dad likes to tease my mum, telling her that we (my sister and I) are probably the milkman’s children. Shrug…..these people have been married as long as the grass has been green so I guess it’s ok that they tease each other about this kinda stuff.

Personally I think he’s wrong. My dad wasn’t the milkman, he was probably an ape because I’m one hell of a hairy beast. No shame in my game. My brows and stash are out of control, it’s a scary fact or should I say hairy fact?

Thank you beauty gods for wax what would I do without you? Oh yeah, I’d be a monkey that’s what. I prefer not dealing with the drama of waxing my own brows or upper lip. It’s just easier to head to the salon and have them do the dirty deed for me. I actually go to these really sweet Korean girl’s who own a local shop here……sometimes they’ll start chitchatting with each other as I lay on the table in fear. My Korean isn’t particularly great so I suspect the conversation goes something like, Cho Hee: “Oh my God, girlfriend is so hairy!” “I’m going to take a quickie cellphone pic while she lays here with her eyes closed and post it on the Internet…”! Sun Jung: “Oh do it, we get mad hits on the Internetz with a picture of the Muse’s hairy upper lip!”

Yup, they are so discussing my hairiness with words like chum-shim thrown in that’s obviously a clue about how they are talking about hairiness, nods, for serious (heavy sarcasm here).

When I don’t have time to go see Cho and Sun I have to take matters into my own hands at home so that’s why wax strips are such an easy way to go. The kind with the wax built right into the strip makes is an ideal way to zip off hair in a flash. However, many of these drugstore kits aren’t exactly the best and they leave behind alot of stray hair.

Until now. Thank you Parissa for making super wax strips to remove even the most stubborn hair!

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Baviphat Mango Magic Brightening Mask Review

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I dunno if we should take fruit shaped skincare seriously. Should we?

It’s just a testimony to how different the Asian market is to our own. Cute, fruit shaped skincare is completely taken seriously dude! Why shouldn’t your moisturizer be shaped like a peach and your eye cream like an apple?

Fruit shaped skincare is actually a common packaging in the Eastern market particularly hand cream. Baviphat (I always think Baby Phat when I type that) is a Korean brand that takes a few notes from Benefit Cosmetics with their packaging, or hey, maybe Benefit takes notes from them? Although some of their color cosmetics have whimsical packaging (a la, you guested it, Benefit) their skincare borders on the edible, foody variety of the sphere.

Take a look at this Baviphat Mango Magic Brightening Mask and you’ll see what I mean.

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My Beauty Diary Orange Blossom & White Lotus Moisture Mist Review

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If there’s one thing I don’t need more of in my life….

Not another facial mist.

But My Beauty Diary Orange Blossom White Lotus Moisture Mist is so terribly tempting!

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Stuff Your Stockings with the Bath and Body Works Holiday 2011 PocketBac Collection

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I’m always looking for really cute, inexpensive ways to stuff stockings but let me tell ya…I go overboard with the cute little picks I choose to stuff with.

A buck here, two bucks there, and before you know it I have $75 worth of Stocking Stuffers! Horror!

Try not to follow my lead on that one and stick to delightful little budget goodies for your stockings this Holiday Season. One of my recs? Bath and Body Works Holiday 2011 Pocketbacs!

Jump!

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True Blue Spa Really Refreshing Face Scrub with Peppermint

True Blue Spa Really Refreshing Face Scrub with Peppermint

It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about a new skincare product but I can feel my blood pumping up for the new True Blue Spa Really Refreshing Face Scrub with Peppermint.

Yes please, I’ll have some.

This refreshing peppermint face scrub has a cool, tingling feel and contains micro-fine particles for scrubbing away dead skin cells.

I’m not terribly sensitive but combining the mint with the scrubbing action might prove too much for some dontcha think?

I still need to try this one.

Since when has Bath and Body Works gotten this inventive with their True Blue Spa Collection?

Me likey!

Available now at Bath and Body Works.

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