Skincare

MAC Fix+Rose Review

According to every single review I’ve read, I’m supposed to love MAC Fix+Rose…but I kinda don’t and I’m feeling all guilty and bad about it. I really wanted to love this….why can’t I?

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Jump ahead for the whining!

Ok, so it deserves to be mentioned the Muse never tried MAC Fix+ prior to this however when she heard rose her ears perked up. She really loves anything rose in her skincare, how very Victorian! So she was all impressed that MAC Fix+ was adding a little rose into the mix of things to create their new limited edition Fix Spray.

As per the bottle’s instructions I should be using this in one of two ways. As a toner…spray a bit on my face, moisturize, and rumble down with my makeup application or as a spray fix to keep my makeup in place. The Muse isn’t a stranger to good toner and I actually probably couldn’t live without toner. My skin is dry so toner definitely aids my moisturizer to sink in and absorb fully. The idea of using this after my makeup did scare me. Imagine having a full face of makeup on, concealer, powder, the works and spraying yourself with a toner, does that sound scary or is it me? But I was determined to make this work because the idea of this “fixing” my makeup in place all day was too appealing to pass up and I was thinking hey if it doesn’t fix it at least I’ll have a killer toner.

Yea well not so much came out of it as a toner or as a fix.

First of all I don’t like it at all as a fixing agent. After applying a full on makeup and spraying my face down with this, I end up with a bit of a strange, washed out look. It’s as if I was caught in the rain and some of my makeup wore off. I’m just not feeling makeup perfect after use if that makes sense. In it’s defense I will say I’ve only used it once as a makeup fix (and a few times after as a toner). I plan on testing further but I’ve just been a tad bit wary to do it. I loved the smell, obviously roses however it caused a strange tightening on my face which I didn’t love. I assume the slight tightening was the effect of the “fix”. As an example it always feels like I’m wearing a very light peeling mask. You know that feeling of the mask being in place and it tightens a tad bit? That’s how this feels. There was also a slight tingle, sting, burning sensation but that seemed to have disappeared since using it my 3rd or so time as simply a toner. As far as keeping my makeup in place all day…nope. Def not. If anything it washed half my makeup away with the first spray!

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As a toner again I didn’t like it but will say it did an interesting job of removing the flaky skin around my eye area and cheeks. My skin is going through that period where it gets used to the warm weather and is shaking off the cold Winter so I get a bit of flaking here and there which isn’t always cleared up with exfoliation. This seems to aid my moisturizer in keeping my skin flake-free I think. But again I don’t like the tight feeling it gives my skin. I also failed to mention that, oh my god, this burns terribly if you get it in your eye and come on obviously you will since you’re squirting it on your face, it’ll STING! OW!

So at the moment I’m somewhat in limbo if I like this stuff or if it’s just another useless item. I’m still testing happily away but from what I tried so far it fails to impress. Thankfully I didn’t buy a case of this as I was so enamored by the rose! I will say it’s unquestionably a good deal, as all MAC products are, since it’s such a large bottle with a tiny price tag. I just wish it would work now…..

What are your thoughts on MAC Fix+Rose?

Or just on MAC Fix+?

Do share it!

Loves it?

Same experience as the Muse with it?

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Musings of the Day: Your Skin, What’s On It?

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I’m always curious what works for people in regards to skin care! Today’s Musings is all about skincare.

What do you use on your skin?

Share it and skip below for my answer!

You already know this answer, Lush. About 98% of my skincare is made up of Lush. Toner, Cleansers, Moisturizers, Etc…..all of it is Lush. I used to be a Philosophy girl but after discovering Lush I’ve stuck with it for about 8 or 9 years (maybe more?!) now. Or just works for me and that’s what skincare is all about. Something that works well and keeps you looking your best!

So what’s your skincare?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Discovery: Philip B Hand & Body Creme Review

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The Muse recently discovered Philip B products and just had to share the joy! Philip B has an extensive line of products that cater to all parts of the body including hands, face, and hair. No spot left behind here peeps! I’ve been test driving a few bits from the line out this past week and I can honestly say I’m in love, with Philip B, hello gorgeous wanna go out sometime?

Oh wait sorry I did also mean the products, honest. Like the Philip B Hand and Body Creme, hello soft skin!

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Jump head for the good word!

The Muse loves products that are multitasking. Take for example the Philip B Hand & Body Creme. W00t! Simplify my moisturizing experience and I’ll heart you forever. One product that I can use on my hands or my body. Loves it!

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I tried our two of the hand & body cremes available one of which was the Philip B Cucumber & Blue Orchid Creme. Enriched with cucumber, vitamins A, B5, and E this one is fully loaded to tighten and strengthen your skin. Blue Orchid gives this interesting hand and body lotion a slightly floral smell but there is no question that the cool, crispness of cucumber definitely dominates here. The formula absorbs quickly and gives skin a nice, cool drink to keep it moist and nourished!

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I also tried out Philip B Lovin’ Hand & Body Creme which happens to be my favorite simply because for some odd reason or another it reminds me of McLovin’ I dunno must be my weird and twisted mind, my mind works in mysterious ways. But anyway! This one is a shea butter and coconut oil mix which is enriched with vitamins E and B5. I like this one best simply because it smells so lovely, not what you’d think McLovin’ would smell like by the very way. It’s quite crisp with a hint of green, fresh and floral-like. This is a tiny bit heavier when compared to the Cucumber and Blue Orchid Creme which could be it’s base of shea butter so it’s rather ideal for dry, chapped skin, pretty much perfect for me as my skin could use the extra McLovin’ after the harsh winter! Likey!

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All in all I think Philip B makes a rather great beauty discovery! The Muse never tried before and she’s liking what she’s trying so far. Next on my list is to get me some of that Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Creme, whoa!

Discover Philip B for yourself by visiting www.philipb.com

Go on and click you so know you want to get your McLovin’ on!

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Musings of a Muse: All About Nails!

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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?

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Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Removing Pads

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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!

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