Skincare

Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask Review

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask doesn’t have alot going for it but the Muse thinks it smells pretty, at the very least.

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Pur Minerals Pur Body Butter in Lemon Sage Review

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.

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Likey…!

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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.

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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.

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Who might like to try it:

  • Anyone who suffers from rough elbows, knees, or heels.
  • Those who want a body lotion that paraben-free.
  • Anyone who likes the smell and taste of a lemon lolly!

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!

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Purchase Pur Body Body by visiting www.purminerals.com

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liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter Review

Breathing new life into your skin is now quite cheap thanks to Avon liiv Botanicals Collection.

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The Muse thinks combining a fine quality product with an inexpensive price tag is quite nice and she can have both with the new liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.

Ok, so this stuff is seriously my latest obsession. Considering my skin needs as much moisture as it can get when the cold weather sets in, I’m all over liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.

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$10 bucks people! That’s right $10! Loves it.

liiv Botanicals has a whole lot of awesome going on with it’s brand new facial and body collection. The line is clinically and demagogically tested, suitable for even sensitive skin as a preservative-free and dry-free product. The collection is a holistic beauty care collection that harvests plant power to restore vitality to skin. Whoa. Count me impressed.

But aside from all that the more important thing would be how awesome it smells….gorgeous. It’s a combination of a certain freshness with a hint of floral and a whole lot of crisp ozone that combines to create a beautiful healthy blend that’s quite alluring.

liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter is an ultra-rich body butter that’s super thick and made for various skin types, especially dry skin! This moisturizing body butter immediately hydrates my skin and makes it smell quite pretty too! My rough elbows and knees literally suck up the formula while it leaves behind silky, smooth skin. The body butter absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy mess.

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Count the Muse impressed that a body butter costs as little as $10 USD and smells quite brilliant, contains good for you ingredients, and makes my skin super soft.

Loves it!
Alot!

Check out the entire liiv Botanicals Collection at Avon.

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Dr Denese HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum

Ok, all you dry skinned peeps! Listen up! I’m about to divulge to you the secret of soft, silky smooth skin in the Winter. Gasp! Unheard of Muse! I know right? Can’t be true!

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But I promise it is!

Jump ahead to find out what it is that’s making my skin soft as a baby’s behind but be warned once you find out my secret I’ll have to kill you. Sorry those are the rules.

I happen to be a big fan of Dr. Denese….don’t know her? She’s some Doctor that appears on QVC every so often pimping out her incredible line of skincare. Actually I don’t love her for product alone. I love her because she’s so bloody cute. Check it. See what I mean?

Ok, so what I want to know is how OLD is Dr. Denese because I gotta tell you she’s looking freaking flawless. I’m thinking if I start stocking up on more Dr. Denese skincare items that I’ll be looking as awesome as she does when I’m her age. She looks like a little doll. Yeah, major fan girl moment here.

Anyway, I promise there is a moral to this story.

I’ve been using Dr. Denese Skincare products for two years I think. Two of my favs are Dr Denese Hydroshield Ultra Moisturizing Serum and Dr Denese Hydroshield Eye Serum. I promise to tell you about the joys of the eye serum at a later date but today I’ll be concentrating on the Hydroshield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum aka a blessing in a blue bottle.

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What is it?

Expensive as hell that’s what it is. No but seriously, contrary to it’s sci-fi style name (oooo hydroshield how very Star Trek!) it’s a face serum that dramatically softens the appearance of small lines and wrinkles. Well..that doesn’t help me much as I don’t have fine lines or wrinkles on my face….HOWEVER…it gets better promise…the serum is also a super duper hydrating serum that locks in moisture and creates smooth, silky skin. The formula is packed full of ceramides, soy, vitamin E, retinol, linoleic acids, and more which help skin to lock in moisture.

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Granted it is ideal for those that have serious fine lines and wrinkles but I just dig it for the moisture effects along plus I’m kinda hopeful that it does delay the aging process around here. The product is a thick clear liquid which is quite greasy feeling due to the lipid content however it does absorb fairly quickly. You’ll notice in my swatch photo that the formula mimics a lip gloss like texture almost, quite shiny and glossy feeling. It does promise to leave a matte finish behind but sadly I do have to wait a fair bit before this dries to apply makeup which is why I’ve taken to using it in the evening only. Normally my routine consists of washing my face, applying this, and following up a few minutes later with my regular night cream. In the morning my face is simply drop dead gorgeous and my skin is left glowing plus the flaky, patchy areas on my skin are completely gone. I do not use the serum in the Summer as it’s a bit to heavy for me around that time of the year however this is a god sent in the Winter months.

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I highly recommend this for anyone who experiences dry, patchy areas on their face such as on the cheeks. The product is intensely moisturizing and delivers on the promise of locking moisture in and holding it. If you’ve tried everything else on the market and still haven’t found the right moisturizer that keeps those evil dry patches and flaky skin at bay I highly recommend checking out Dr Denese Hydroshield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum.

Loves it!

Big Muse Approval!

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Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask Review

I’m probably thee worst person in the world to review a product like Yes To Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask as it’s a pore refining mask. Much hate goes to the Muse when I say I don’t have a problem with pores! Grrr! I wish I did so I could experience all the woe that goes along with having large pores but I just don’t have this problem so reviewing this mask was difficult to say the least.

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But jump ahead anyway to see what I thought!

Yes To Tomatoes is in the family of Yes to Carrots and Yes To Cucumbers…these people sure do say yes to alot of veggies! Yes to Tomatoes like all the “Yes To” line is a line of products that contain 99.6% of natural ingredients! Sweet right? Who can’t get excited about organic beauty that’s as hard core as 99.6%!

The Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask is a mask meant for Oily/Combination Skin types to purify and refine pores. The Muse wasn’t in need of any refining at the moment but she could use a bit of purifying so away she went and slathered on some of this fresh scented gray mud mask.

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As mentioned above the Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask contains 99.6% Natural Ingredients such as tomatoes, watermelon, avocado, and dead sea minerals plus it’s paraben free. The mask is meant to refine pores and purify while absorbing sebum build up to keep pores clean and free. It contains 26 different minerals and mud from the dead sea to exfoliate your skin to a squeaky shine-free appearance.

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Whoa….this is a bad idea as my skin is currently dry as the Sahara Desert…putting anything on my face that could make it drier could present some serious problems…but we shall see!

The treatment contains anti-oxidant lycopene from organic tomatoes to brighten, refine, and purify the skin. I’m getting hyper just typing this! The avocado in the formula improves the skin’s moisture retention, hey good news as I can use all the moisture I can get at the moment!

After slathering on a thin layer of the mask on my face I waited for 5 minutes and proceeded to rinse off with a wash cloth and a bit of cold water. The formula of the mask isn’t much different from any mud mask you may have tried before aside from the fact that it feels rather cooling during the initial application and it doesn’t dry down to a cracking mess but more of a soft gooey finish. I hate the dry, tight, cracked feeling of mud and clay masks so this felt rather nice on the entire time I was wearing it. The scent is a pleasant fresh scent which I associate with many of the products from the Yes to Carrots Collection. I’m always shocked that these products contain so many fruit and veggie ingredients but fell to smell as such…I was expecting some sort of watermelon scent…but ado..it’s merely a very fresh almost floral smell.

The product does have a shelf date of a little over a year so you do have to be sure to use all of it within that time or it’ll go bad. I’ve been storing the mask treatment in my mini fridge with my other Lush products to keep it nice and fresh!

After rinsing the mask off I was a tad worried my skin would be dry as most masks, excluding Lush Fresh Masks, leave my face rather dry and tight. So actually, after very little debate with myself, I have to say I like the mask. I can’t really say whether it’s “refined my pores” and I can’t honestly say if it “purified” them either but I can’t deny my face was looking fresh, healthy, and had a nice tint of pink after use.

I experienced no dryness, thank god, and no tightness after use. Funny as the box says “Splash with cool water, pat dry, and take a deep breath, “Yes that’s really your reflection in the mirror!” I kinda sorta have to agree. Looking at my skin after use I couldn’t deny that fact that I glowed a little bit. I love the look of clean, healthy skin and indeed after using this I experienced just that. One minor rant was the fact that using warm water to rinse is so NOT a good idea. I’ve no idea why but when I tried rinsing with warmer water it caused an unpleasant tingling on my skin so I did as the box suggested and stuck with cool water. Aside from that my experience with the mask was an overall Yay!

Yes to Tomatoes Total Treatment Facial Mask is only $14.99 USD so I figure it can’t break my bank to indulge in a second pot when my first one is through. If you’re looking for a nice budget mask that makes your skin look…good…healthy…this would be a great start!

I liked this one. Not bad at all!

Yes, well there are no humiliating pictures of the Muse wearing the mask but here are some of me after rinsing off the mask and I must say my skin is looking rather nice! Be kindly and disregard the fact that my face is devoid of all makeup including concealer…oy vey….!

Goofy faced and all wet!

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You can purchase Yes to Tomatoes products at Walgreens, Target, Amazon.com, and more….check out the Yes to Carrots website for further information about the entire Yes to Tomatoes line by visiting www.yes-to-carrots.com

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