You probably noticed the Muse doesn’t do many nail posts around here which brings me to today’s Musings of the Day!
Are you a nail girl? Do you love painting your nails? Going to the salon to have ‘em done?
Tell me about it and jump ahead for my reply!
Nope, the Muse isn’t a nail girl. She has a nasty habit of biting her nails plus she rarely paints ‘em! Gasp! Horror! I do try to make time for a mani but for the most part my nails are polish-free. I’m so jealous of people who have pretty nails and paint ‘em all pretty. Sad sigh!
It’s probably the one area of my life that I don’t pay alot of attention too. I’m all about cosmetics but I’m def not a nail girl!
How about you?
Brand new Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Removing Pads look interesting!
I’m a fan of Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover anyway so count me on board for these. It’s $8 for 30 pads which isn’t too bad a price. I know, I know Almay does something similar but these look nicely quilted plus the Almay ones are an oily, gross, eye clouding experience that the Muse is not fond of in the least!
I’m def going to pick some up. I have a holiday upcoming so I think these will make a perfect little item to travel with. It’s two weeks worth so I do think I get by longer with a bottle of the Sephora remover but I’m unsure…must see which is the better deal.
Either way, likey! Wants it!
The Muse introduced you to Villainess in her Beauty Discover post
a few days ago. She did so promise reviews of the products featured in that post and today she brings you a tale of Villainess Datura Slick a gentle oil based eye makeup and congested pore cleanser.
I’m always on the look out for a right proper eye makeup remover. I currently use Sephora Waterproof Remover which is $8 USD. I love, love Lancome Bi-Facil but it’s a bit too rich for my blood. Of course, when I seen this tiny bottle of Datura Slick I was terribly curious to see how it would do. Considering what a tiny bottle it was for $10 USD I expected miracles.
Miracles didn’t happen….
Villainess Datura Slick! performs a dual function by whisking away eye makeup plus promising to cleanse congested pores. As far as eye makeup remover goes it doesn’t do so great a job.
The formula is a slick oil that has a natural herbal scent. It contains rosehip oil, jojoba oil, castor, grapeseed, cherry kernal oil, and a slew of other good for you skin ingredients. To use you can saturate a cotton pad or a piece of tissue and wipe makeup clean or rub the solution on your eyes with a finger tip to break up eye makeup. The Muse tried out both ways, once with a cotton pad and once with a finger tip. Although it did a good job of whisking away my shadow it left behind all my waterproof mascara. Epic fail there. I was pretty disappointed to say the least as I just assumed for some reason that it’s small size and it’s rather large price tag meant that it was some sort of industrial cleaning solution that would get off everything in a flash. The price tag and the size make me cringe since it’s promise of clearing away eye makeup fails so epically.
As for decongestanting pores I couldn’t say as my pores aren’t blocked but it does make a decent oil cleanser however I can get a bigger size with a better price tag.
I do give props to it’s interesting formula which is considerably more oily than a normal oil cleanser. This extra thickness and oil-feel makes the product very moisturizing. It rinses clean away as well which is always a plus.
The descriptions reads that it’s organic ingredients will smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, softens pore blockages, draws out impurities, repairs tissue, and relives tension and facial rigor.
Hmmm sounds like a miracle but sadly it’s just a ho-hum expensive cleansing oil that doesn’t do the simplest of things like..cleanse..duh!
Kinda of a disappointment to say the least. If you’re visiting with Villainess skip Datura SLick! No likey!
The Muse has been a fan of Villainess Soaps for years now. She recently was thinking what a great Beauty Discovery it would make here at Musings as some of you perhaps never heard of this e-tailer!
Jump ahead to discover Villainess!
I thought that Villainess would make a great beauty discovery because they recently introduced a new skincare line to their normal routine. The new About Face collection includes mud masks and a makeup remover. Quite exciting to say the least.
For it’s fans Villainess is known for it’s incredibly unique round up of soaps that have a bit of a dark edge to them but are delightful none the less. Big slabs of colorful soap in an array of beautiful blends make up the catalog at Villainess with frequent introductions to special limited edition soaps that are available for a very short time which are known as “Temporary Insanity” this is what makes Villainess an interesting and fun bathing experience.
Villainess branches out to getting your skin not only clean but soft and dewy as well with it’s line of body scrubs that they call Smooch! And of course an entire line of whipped body creams wraps up their catalog. Recently, perfume oils have also made a guest starring appearance as of late!
Although the collection isn’t huge the release of new blends quite often keeps things fresh and of course keeps fans clamoring back for more please. With the introduction of it’s new face muds and makeup remover the catalog delves deeper into keeping not only our bodies squeaky clean but our faces as well.
I’ll be reviewing a few pieces I recently purchased for you in an upcoming post including the brand new muds but I thought I’d introduce you to Villainess Soaps today and tell you what a great beauty discovery it is!
Are you a Villainess Soaps fan?
Tell the Muse!
Learn more about Villainess Soaps or make a purchase by visiting www.villainess.net
Yes, we all know about the Muse’s fascination, obsession, and love for Steam Cream! Steam Cream is almost a year old soon and to honor that they are having a little competition.
Click ahead to join in on the celebration!
To celebrate Steam Cream’s birthday they’ll be holding a new tin design competition. Put your creative hats on chicas and send a totally original image to Steam Cream that could be printed on a limited edition run of their tins! You can choose anything you like, get creative and use your imagination to create a super gorgeous Steam Cream tin! After all we all know that part of Steam Cream’s appeal are those cute little tins it comes in!
Your file size must be under 1MB and it can be sent to email@example.com or post your design to:
20 Market Street
As mentioned the winning design will be produced for a limited time on a Steam Cream tin with the artists name on the base of the tin. And of course the winner gets 12 of their own tins to enjoy!
The closing date for the contest is May 31 so get your thinking cap on and start letting your imagination run wild to create that perfect design!
The Muse happens to be tempted to try her hand at creating a tin hmmmmm! Something flirty and fun me thinks.
Share your ideas in the comment field!