liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum is formulated with Plant Essence Technology which captures active plant extracts and delivers rejuvenating benefits directly to your skin.
Oh and it kinda sorta smells like dirt too!
Dude, for serious. I’m still trying to put my finger on it but so far I’ve come to the conclusion that liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum kinda sorta smells like dirt. Or maybe it’s dirt and rotten fruit…hmmmmm….I’m thinking Avon has some sort of reverse psychology going on with this. “If we make it smell pretty they won’t buy it but if we make it smell like dirt they’ll think it’s REALLY an important facial product!” Mark my words, make it smell like dirt and they will come!
But guess what? Even thought it has a strange odor it actually works pretty darn well! The serum is meant to be applied twice a day all over your face, targeting facial lines and wrinkles….the Muse hasn’t reached the wrinkle stage as of yet thankfully but it also promises to make my skin brighter and more radiant, I can appreciate that. The formula contains an SPF 20 which endears itself further to me plus it’s the most divine texture. Although it smells rather weird (don’t worry you’ll get used to it and even find it pleasant as time goes by) and looks kinda weird (think swamp water), it still manages to feel simply delicious. It’s cold and slippery and absorbs easily leaving your skin feeling soft, silky, and slightly moist as if it was drenched with a cup of cool water.
The product was created to reawaken the appearance of youth but the Muse likes to think her youth is around and still kicking so hopefully I don’t have to recover my youth in a bottle of facial serum, at least not yet anyway. However, if you’re seeking a product that’s meant to help visibly lift skin, enhance it’s brightness, and make it smoother and more firmer, liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum is something well worth checking out.
As for the rest of us….it makes a damn fine prep prior to moisturizer! My skin seems to love it and the extra moisture is a welcome relief for my dry winter skin. I haven’t noticed much difference since my testing began a week ago but I’ll definitely finish off this bottle and consider a secondary purchase as it’s an inexpensive product ($20 USD or less) and it’s organic with plenty of good for you ingredients.
Avon continues to delight me with the liiv Botanicals Collection.
See more of the collection by visiting shop.avon.com
The Muse thinks anything named Yu-Be and has been around for 50 years in Japan has to be awesome by default right?
One of Japan’s most trusted skincare lines in Japan, Yu-Be has been used for over 50 years. The idea of Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream is to address an entire slew of skin care problems. Parched Lips, ragged cuticles, cracked heels, and even diaper rash, Yu-Be has you covered. This gentle, glycerin-based formula is enriched with vitamin E, B2, and camphor to soothe even the driest and irritated of skin types.
Sounds like super balm right?
It’s actually quite awesome. It does exactly what it promises in aces. The formula is a thick, yellow cream that has a medicine, menthol smell that goes away quickly. The cream absorbs fairly quickly and does sooth extra dry skin however it is a tad bit on the greasy side which could be a deal breaker for some. Personally I didn’t mind the greasy feel since it did such an amazing job healing my dry skin which is much like skin on of an Elephant during the cold Winter months.
I generally liked the idea of such a multitasking moisturizing and have been tucking it into my purse to use on my cuticles during work hours as I’m one for picking at my nails until they bleed! Gross! This successfully softens the skin around my nails which causes me to be less obsessive about picking my hang nails.
It works great on my rough elbows and knees and particularly well at making and keeping my feet nice and smooth after a pedi!
Overall, it’s def on my list for repurchase when I run out! Really liked this one and Muse Approving it for purchase as it’s well worth checking out for anyone who suffers from dry, cracking skin in the Winter or anytime!
Learn more about Yu-Be products or to purchase by visiting www.yu-be.com
The Muse is terribly obsessed with the Crabree & Evenlyn Distillations Collection. I recently reviewed the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Revitalize Conditioning Body Lotion which was love at first application. Today I’ll be bringing you a review of the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion and Gentle Cream Body Wash.
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The new Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations line up combines the benefits of 100% essential oils and natural ingredients to create a relaxing blend for both your skin and your senses. Each blend contains no parabens, no mineral oil, and absolutely no additives.
Although I’ve already tried out the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion that version was a revitalizing blend which contained tart lemons to wake this tired Muse up! The blend I’m currently loving is filled with relaxing lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it the perfect sleepy time body lotion. The lotion absorbs on contact and melts into skin beautifully leaving behind a lovely herbal scent that’s soothing and healing to my dry skin. The scent is relaxing and quite comforting which makes it an ideal lotion to use just before bed. I’ll save my other lotion for early morning wake up calls!
This is my first time trying Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations Gentle Cream Body Wash. This too is scented with lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it a perfect companion to layer with my body lotion. The formula is a creamy, dreamy moisturizing body wash that cleanses as it moisturizes my dull, dry skin. The lavender does a wonderful job of soothing my skin and locking in moisture and of course, it’s simply relaxing to breath in the scent while I shower!
I’m really enjoying this new collection and think it’s well worth checking out for yourself!
Visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com to check out the Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations line up for yourself.
The Muse simply adores Asian face peelings masks. It may come as a shock but “face peeling” does not always mean a mask that you’re peeling off. Anonsa makes a full range of peeling face masks for all sorts of skin woes. These masks are simply used by taking a small dollop, applying to slightly damp skin, and slowly rubbing….you’ll notice the masks peels as soon as you begin rubbing. Supposedly this “peeling” action takes dirt, oil, blackheads, and other woes along with it as it “peels”. It’s rather a cool little product.
Today I’ll be reviewing the Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask for you!
Jump ahead to get the review!
Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask is a rather cheap, possibly gimmicky face mask. At around $223TWD you shouldn’t expect too MUCH from this mask.
This is actually my fav of the collection as it smells rather great! It’s a tropical pineapple blend that’s really quite nice. I adore anything that’s scented so I’m all over the idea of a scented mask that smells like pineapples.
Of course, the mask comes with a huge humdrum of the amazing skincare miracles and benefits that are housed inside the tiny little black tube. Supposedly this mask is made from a strong, effective pineapple dissolution enzyme…who the hell knows what that even means…god I love Asian brands! The special pineapple enzyme has the superior skill of dissolving blackheads and cleaning pores and even allows you to experience the effects of an “ultra human spirit”. I’m not making this up…this is what it claims to do.
What it really does?
Absolutely nothing! Hehe! But I still like it anyway. The formula is a heavy jelly consistency (kinda looks like snot…what? Beauty can’t always be glam!) that feels incredibly cooling on the skin which will make a Muse happy in the Summer. Once applied all it really does is make my skin feel extra clean but aside from that I can’t say I experience anything in regards to my humanly spirit nor did it do much for the blackheads on my nose. I don’t really have clogged pores so I can’t speak for those but if you happen to have clogged pores, the Muse thinks it’s safe to say that this probably won’t rid you of those.
The mask is just a simple, budget friendly treat that I continue to use because I like the smell and it didn’t cost me a ton of money. Honestly, if you’re paying above retail (seen it on E-bay for $14.99 USD ummmm NO!) I don’t suggest buying it. However, if you can nab it at retail I suggest grabbing one as it smells pretty and it does successfully make your skin feel squeaky clean!
Here’s a basic idea of how the masks works. Take a dollop, apply to your face, and rub on. As you can see the mask begins to “pill” and peels off in layers. This peeling action supposedly whisks away dirt and the likes along with it!
Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask doesn’t have alot going for it but the Muse thinks it smells pretty, at the very least.
Tried Anosa products before?
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Remember when you were a kid and you’d go to the dentist and after your cleaning he’d give you a lollipop? Actually the Muse is a good deal older now but my dentist still calls me pretty girl and gives me a lollipop after my cleaning…..shrug….I get a kick outta it…
It’s all struck me as rather ironic that the man who checks my mouth for cavities is peddling free sugar to his clients but hey I’m not going to complain just give me the lollipop and no one gets hurt.
The moral of my story is that although Pur Minerals Pur Body Butter in Lemon Sage has alot of good things going for it, the most important trait would be the fact that it smells like a big old tart lemon sucker.
I doubt those crazy kids at Pur Minerals set out to have people thinking that their Pur Body Putter in Lemon Sage smelled like a big lemon sucker but that’s how things ended up for this Muse. The scent simply seals the deal for me as it smells tart and sweet at the same time. The lemon overpowers the sage in my humble opinion so you’re not left with an herbal scent but more of a candy-like lemon scent that truly appeals.
Pur Minerals Pur Body Butter absorbs fairly quickly and offers excellent moisturizing benefits for dry, cracked skin. The formula is fairly thick but absorbs easily and is packed with plenty of nourishing incidents that’s free of parabens.
Who might like to try it:
Anyone who likes the smell and taste of a lemon lolly!
- Anyone who suffers from rough elbows, knees, or heels.
- Those who want a body lotion that paraben-free.
The Muse loves this one and approves it for purchase! If you don’t believe me do check out the reviews on MUA and the Pur Minerals site…only raves!
Purchase Pur Body Body by visiting www.purminerals.com
Tried it already?
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