Skincare

Beauty News: Bourjois Paris Launches Makeup Removers and Cleansers

The Irish Beauty Blog girls have the scoop on the new Bourjois Launch Makeup Removers and Cleansers that release this Fall in the UK. Gawd, I hate that we don’t get any of the good stuff here!

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Here’s the deets:
Bourjois Paris Fresh Cleansing Milk (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Vitamin Enriched Toner
Bourjois Paris Express Eye Makeup Remover (two-phase formula to remove all types of eye makeup)
Bourjois Paris Foaming Cleansing Cream (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Express Cleansing Wipes

The Muse thinks she needs it all. I guess I’ll have to be hunting down a clever Brit to snag me some of the goods upon release.

Now if we could only tempt Bourjois back to US waters…..

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Steal It: American Grown Hand Soap 50% Off

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Snag some of the brand new American Grown Hand Soap for 50% Off the retail price at your local Bath and Body Works. This deal isn’t available online but the shops have these knocked down to half the price!

16 oz size regularly $7.50 now $3.75
24 oz size regularly $12.50 now $6.25

This is quite a deal as they are really large sizes.

If you’re a little on the OCD side of hand washing like the Muse is you’ll want to steal a few of these at this price!

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Bizarre or Unusual Beauty Secrets 101

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We all know celebs are out there living the high life, we should all be so lucky and of course with all that money floating about one is bound to get bored. The Muse’s theory is the more money you have the more likely you are to adapt a bizarre, possibly unusual beauty regime. It’s true right? You have a ton of cash and you’ve tried every lotion and potion on the market and now you’re bored…might as well try something different to spice things up right?

Check out some possibly unusual beauty treatments that celebs and share your own!

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Strawberries
Malic acid acts as an astringent to remove discoloration on teeth. Combining with baking powder, strawberries become a natural way to clean teeth.

Cindy Crawford
Milk
Cleopatra was well known for bathing in milk and honey. Milk is a luscious skin treat when it is added to bath water. Milk exfoliates, softens and nourishes the skin.

Debra Messing
Snake Venom
Supposedly is a great ingredient in anti-wrinkle treatment. I haven’t seen any skin care sporting it as of yet but than again I don’t have Debra Messing’s bank account, must be shopping in the wrong places!

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Toothpaste
Ahhh we’ve all tried this home remedy I’m sure, a little dab of toothpaste for my pimples. Toothpaste acts as a mask treatment to dry out pimples and reduce their size. Some toothpastes contain menthol or alcohol which accounts for the drying properities and the reduction of a pimple size.

Sandra Bullock
Hemorrhoid Cream
Personally anything that’s normally used for your butt would not be touching my face but if Sandra Bullock likes it good for her! Supposedly it’s great for wrinkles.

Halle Berry
Coffee
The idea is to mix coffee with some sort of body lotion to buff away cellulite. Can’t say if it works but plenty of people swear by it!

Julia Roberts
Olive Oil
Rubbing olive oil into nails and cuticles will keep them soft and moisturized

Eva Longoria
Placenta Protein
Word on the street is that placenta contains highly proteins, vitamins, and such to help skin regenerate.

Teri Hatcher
Wine
Dunno if Teri’s drinking in it or bathing in it although the Muse has heard that a glass of vino a day keeps the old ticker beating happy and healthy…not sure about skin though!

Do you have any unusual beauty regimes?

Me, I don’t think I really have any. I’m not one for trying out home remedies and the likes so I can’t say I really used any of the above treatments.

How about you?

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P.S. I do not endorse any of the above treatments nor do I suggest you try them. I’m not a doctor or a dermatologist and have no way of knowing the effects of these treatments on skin. Always be safe when attempting anything new on your skin. This post is for entertainment purposes only. Whether or not if the following celebs actually use these treatments is entirely speculation please see the source for more information.

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Reader’s Request: Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil Review


Thanks to a few of my reader’s who brought to my attention that Bobbi Brown now has a brand new oil cleanser. Yay for oil cleansers. Nothing gets makeup off my face better than a good oil cleanser. I’m a big lover of Shu Oil Cleanser and many other smaller Asian brands as well so of course I’m quite excited to see Bobbi getting in on the game.

Honestly, not many brands cater to oil cleansers outside of Asia aside from Shu and most recently MAC so it’s great to see Bobbi Brown is making one too.

As requested here’s a review of the new Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil.

If you haven’t used oil cleanser prior to this I’ll give you a brief break down of how it works. With a face full of make up you’ll take 2-3 pumps of oil and move it in circular motions around your face. This is on your dry face no water involved. As you rub, with the aid of the oil, makeup will begin to break up and away on your skin. Adding a tiny bit of water to your face will emulsify the oil allowing it to further break up foundation, eye makeup, etc….now you’ll rinse…done. You’ll be left with completely clean, soft skin. Although it sounds strange to those that haven’t tried it, the oil, does not leave your skin oily or greasy in anyway it rinses clean away and is ideal for any and all skin types.


Bobbi’s version is 6.7 oz in size and $38 where as Shu’s version is $35 and 5 oz. Although I like Shu very much, it’s likely Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil will take the place of my Shu one because of price and formula.


The oil is a nice herbal scent and seems thicker compared to others I’ve tried. It glides onto my skin very nicely, breaks up makeup, and rinses clean away. I like the texture and the feel of the oil as it has a richer consistency compared to my normal brands. It removes makeup on contact and leaves my skin soft and smooth.

Overall, if you aren’t used to purchasing high end skincare this could prove an indulgence. Personally, I absolutely love it and will be replacing my current high end brand with this. It’s elegant bottle, bigger size, and incredible ability to remove all traces of makeup make it a winner for me.

Loves it!

Muse Approval for purchase.

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Do you use oil cleansers?

Which are your favs?

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Reader’s Request: Kenzoki Fresh Lotus Water Review

A few months ago I fell in with Kenzo Belle de Jour which is so above my budget but I can’t help it, it’s love people.

After writing my review I got a few e-mails asking me further about Kenzo Belle de Jour and I found a few fellow fans of the moisturizer. It was a relief knowing I wasn’t the only one in love with such an incredible cream, after all it is kinda expensive and I wasn’t sure if anyone out in Internet-land was loving it as much as I was.

Now recently I got a few more e-mails thanking me for recommending Belle de Jour. This warms my heart. It always makes me so terribly excited when someone takes a chance on my recommendation, purchases the product, and ends up loving it. It’s such a joy to hear success stories about people reading my review and enjoying the product as much as I do. Along with these kind words of thanks these fans told me, “But Muse if you loved Belle de Jour why haven’t your brought us a review of Kenzoko Fresh Lotus Water…” I even had two readers telling me they must hear about it from me prior to purchasing it..blush..thanks guys!

Well, here, for your pleasure, is a review of Kenzoki Fresh Lotus Water which indeed, for fans of Belle de Jour, smells just as incredible.


Jump for it.

If you’re not a lover of scented products look away dears, look away. But if you absolutely adore your skin care to have a beautiful scent stay close at hand while I tell you the joys of Fresh Lotus Water.

For a burst of cooling mist with the light, fresh scent of lotus this is your go to product for toning, hydrating, and waking up tired skin. This fresh water mist can be sprayed directly on face to prep skin prior to moisturizer or to end a hard night as a soothing toner.


The mist comes in a can and allows for a very fine cooling mist to be sprayed on skin. It’s refreshing, cooling, and ever so slightly moisturizing. I found it’s the perfect prep prior to applying Belle de Jour as it allows the moisturizer to absorb easily into my skin. Or it’s rather perfect after removing my makeup to tone my face.

The formula key element is dew grass which is used in many Chinese medicine for it’s reconstructing properties to promote and improve hydration in the skin.

I use alot of different mists on my face from Asia most of which are fairly cheap however one of the more expensive ones I lean towards will be replaced by this. It’s price is a tiny bit higher at $28 but I can’t forsake it’s incredible scent and moisturizing benefits.


Overall, Kenzoki Fresh Lotus Water is a fabulous mister for restoring moisture to your face. During the long humid days of Summer I’ll be using this to give my skin the hydration it needs minus my normal moisturizer which can prove to heavy for the heat. It’s a fine mist for getting my face moist, refreshing tired skin, and working as a light moisturizer for Summer wearin’ and tearin’!

Loves it!

Muse Approval for purchase!

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