Skincare

M LAB 20% Off


If you’re an M LAB fan they are having 20% Off this weekend for all registered members. No promo code is needed, discount comes off at check out!

Happy Haulin’!

No Comments

Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Review

Remember Soul Glo?


I dunno why but Jurlique translated as Jheri Curl for me thus Soul Glow came to mind….weirdness.

Anyway.

Even though my mind is morphing the name Jurlique I will say that I’m pretty impressed with the Jurlique Hydrating Mist I recently tried out and no worries it’s not meant for the hair so if you’re needing to tame your jheri curls best get some Soul Glo!


Click ahead for the rave!

Jurlique Hydrating Mist is available in four formulas which pretty much covers all face types. We got Chamomile for the sensitivity types, Citrus for oily girls, Lavender for flaky, dry folks like myself, and Rosewater to balance skin and maintain it.

I tried Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist as it’s the best fit for my dry skin. I’m absolutely in love with this mist and would change one minor thing about it. Let me get to the review than I’ll tell you about the change I’d like.

The mist is probably one of the best ones I’ve tried in my travels. It’s cooling, very moisturizing, and my skin absolutely loves it. It does have a heavy lavender herbal scent that I find lovely but if you’re sensitive to scent this may be a slight turn off. The mist is housed in an elegant frosted glass jar and the atomizer delivers a very nice burst of mist to the face. The atomizer on the bottle saturates the face big time, I haven’t run across such a nice sprayer like this on a toner before.


After use my skin is very nicely moisturized and I can skip using my normal facial lotion as well. Since it’s Summer it’s easy enough to skip moisturizer and just use this to get the moisture I need. Needless to say I probably can’t get away with this in the Winter but right now it’s ideal for misting on my face, giving a suitable time for dry down, and proceeding to follow up with my makeup application.

As much as I adore the product I’m not thrilled with the fact it’s only 1oz and $21. Eep! I wish they’d consider a larger bottle for the price considering the mist gets used up very quickly at this size.

Overall, Jurlique Hydrating Mist is a winner for me. I’d definitely purchase again but I hate having to be cautious how and when I use it due to it’s tiny size. As I can’t shell out $21 every two weeks for a 1oz size because I’ve run out so quickly. With this in mind I’ll be using the mist maybe once or twice a week.

If you’re looking for a little extra moisture or just want a mist that will hydrate and moisturize your face taking the place of your normal lotions and potions during the hot Summer this is an ideal product. As Winter approaches your skin will also be quite happy for the added moisture the mist provides.

Loving the product but not the size and price. Please Jurlique can we have a bigger size?

Anyone try?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

2 Comments

C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment Review

I’ve been using C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment for a few weeks now in place of DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge and I’m kinda digging on it.

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+001

Click after the jump for some first impressions and a bit of a review!

Few fun facts about my eyes…

I have a few fine lines, dark circles nothing dramatic but they are there if I don’t get proper rest, plus some puffiness. Mainly I’ve been looking for an eye cream for ages to rid myself of puffiness that’s one of my great concerns as I tend to wake up puffy. I’ve tried all the normal tips and tricks to get the puffiness down but to no avail, still puffy.

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+006

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+007

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+008


One of the interesting things about C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment that captured my interest was the fact that it contained 3% Eyeliss. Eyeliss is supposedly a miracle worker for puffy eyes. Not many eye creams contain Eyeliss at least none of the ones I’ve been privy too and believe me I’ve tried alot lately. Strangely enough Eyeliss is sometimes found in concealers. I know Lorac is guilty of putting a bit of Eyeliss in their concealer as is Tarte which I think it’s rather fab as what better way to battle the puff than with concealer right? So indeed Eyeliss being an active ingredient in this sold me on it. Honestly, if Eyeliss was not listed I’d have skipped as I’m a bit of a snob and rather splurge on higher end eye creams in the hopes that the most buck will get me the biggest bang of results.

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+002

C.O.+Bigelow+Triple+Task+Eye+Treatment+003


Not surprising that up until now I really don’t see too much of a difference in my eye area but that’s no fault of the cream as I’ve purchased eye creams that are $80 bucks and rarely see any results. Puffiness is still there, fine lines are a tiny bit blurred but not erased by any means, and dark circles still firmly around when I’m caught running on 5 hours of sleep.

The good news is the cream is inexpensive and does a fairly good job of moisturizing my dry under eye area without causing milia. Richer creams have been known to create a milia problem for me but thankfully I’ve seen none of that with this. It’s a very basic eye cream that moisturizes but offers little else. I could also be jumping the gun here as I’ve only used it a few weeks so I may need to wait a little longer to see any long term results. I’m one for instant gratification and want to see visible results with one application but that’s a tad unfair.

Overall, C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment works nicely enough offering moisture where it’s needed but not much else…so far anyway. I’ll revisit this in a few weeks and update you on the process but I suspect not much will change. Honestly, it’s not all bad at all and quite a good moisturizing eye cream for it’s price tag which I can definitely appreciate.

Have you tried this?

Love it?

Would you be willing to try?

What’s your HG eye cream?

Tell the Muse!

No Comments

Neutrogena Wave Duo

neutrogena+wave+2
Kinda weird I was discussing the release of a new Clarisonic a few posts back and now Neutrogena Wave Duo pops on the scene.

Neutrogena Wave Duo is the new and improved Wave Cleaner from Neutrogena!

Click it to find out what’s new!

neutrogena+wave
One of the main areas of interest on the new Neutrogena Wave Duo is it now has two speeds. One speed removes dirt, oil, and makeup where as the other speeds things up for a deep pore refining clean.

I was quite delighted with the original Wave when I tested it out several months ago so count me curious what the new version is like.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route and aren’t willing to dish out $200 for a cleaning brush this is something to consider.

You can get $3 off the Wave or $2 off the refill pads by visiting and signing up at the Neutrogena site if you’re interested.

5 Comments

Use Your Face Cream On Your Legs: Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme Review

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is a moisturizing cream for sun damaged and aging skin. I have neither at the moment but I was sent this to review so of course I gave it a whirl. Burt and I are good friends and I like much of what the brand has to offer however Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme wasn’t particularly a fabulous find for me in regards to my face!

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+1

Find out what it did work for after the jump!

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is extremely thick and quite waxy and greasy formula wise. Even my dry skin which normally sucks up any and all moisture it can get wasn’t too happy with this facial cream. I was quite excited when I first unscrewed the lid because I’m normally about diving into to thick creams especially ones for my face. But I did have to take into consideration it’s warmer right now and I wasn’t in need of such a highly moisturizing facial cream. I decided I’d try this as a night cream but turns out it’s far to rich to even use as a night cream. Hmmmm…what a terrible waste!

Good news is that Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme isn’t particularly forgiving on my face but my rough elbows, knees, and jagged cuticles absolutely adore it. The cream is extra rich and moisturizing for my knees and elbows and it leaves behind a rather nice dewy, sheen on my legs. At $9.99-$14.99 in price for a rather nice size it’s well worth picking up for smoothing over rough skin areas such as cracked heels or feet for a quickie foot treatment, elbows, legs, and knees to whisk away dry skin and also great for moisturizing cuticles.

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+2

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+3


Even though it wasn’t working on my face, Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme multitasked amazingly well as a great general moisturizer for special spots on my body plus it’s price tag and the small amount I had to use on rough areas made it a worthy beauty on a budget find.

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+4

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+5

Burt%27s+Bees+Carrot+Nutritive+Day+Creme+6


Likey! Not a great facial cream but a rather wonderful rough area moisturizing treatment! I guess sometimes we have to find creatives uses for the things that don’t work for us and this definitely works well as a body moisturizer!

2 Comments