Skincare

Villainess Datura Slick! Review

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The Muse introduced you to Villainess in her Beauty Discover post a few days ago. She did so promise reviews of the products featured in that post and today she brings you a tale of Villainess Datura Slick a gentle oil based eye makeup and congested pore cleanser.

I’m always on the look out for a right proper eye makeup remover. I currently use Sephora Waterproof Remover which is $8 USD. I love, love Lancome Bi-Facil but it’s a bit too rich for my blood. Of course, when I seen this tiny bottle of Datura Slick I was terribly curious to see how it would do. Considering what a tiny bottle it was for $10 USD I expected miracles.

Miracles didn’t happen….

Villainess Datura Slick! performs a dual function by whisking away eye makeup plus promising to cleanse congested pores. As far as eye makeup remover goes it doesn’t do so great a job.

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The formula is a slick oil that has a natural herbal scent. It contains rosehip oil, jojoba oil, castor, grapeseed, cherry kernal oil, and a slew of other good for you skin ingredients. To use you can saturate a cotton pad or a piece of tissue and wipe makeup clean or rub the solution on your eyes with a finger tip to break up eye makeup. The Muse tried out both ways, once with a cotton pad and once with a finger tip. Although it did a good job of whisking away my shadow it left behind all my waterproof mascara. Epic fail there. I was pretty disappointed to say the least as I just assumed for some reason that it’s small size and it’s rather large price tag meant that it was some sort of industrial cleaning solution that would get off everything in a flash. The price tag and the size make me cringe since it’s promise of clearing away eye makeup fails so epically.

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As for decongestanting pores I couldn’t say as my pores aren’t blocked but it does make a decent oil cleanser however I can get a bigger size with a better price tag.

I do give props to it’s interesting formula which is considerably more oily than a normal oil cleanser. This extra thickness and oil-feel makes the product very moisturizing. It rinses clean away as well which is always a plus.

The descriptions reads that it’s organic ingredients will smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, softens pore blockages, draws out impurities, repairs tissue, and relives tension and facial rigor.

Hmmm sounds like a miracle but sadly it’s just a ho-hum expensive cleansing oil that doesn’t do the simplest of things like..cleanse..duh!

Kinda of a disappointment to say the least. If you’re visiting with Villainess skip Datura SLick! No likey!

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Beauty Discovery: Villainess Soaps

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The Muse has been a fan of Villainess Soaps for years now. She recently was thinking what a great Beauty Discovery it would make here at Musings as some of you perhaps never heard of this e-tailer!

Jump ahead to discover Villainess!

I thought that Villainess would make a great beauty discovery because they recently introduced a new skincare line to their normal routine. The new About Face collection includes mud masks and a makeup remover. Quite exciting to say the least.

For it’s fans Villainess is known for it’s incredibly unique round up of soaps that have a bit of a dark edge to them but are delightful none the less. Big slabs of colorful soap in an array of beautiful blends make up the catalog at Villainess with frequent introductions to special limited edition soaps that are available for a very short time which are known as “Temporary Insanity” this is what makes Villainess an interesting and fun bathing experience.

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Villainess branches out to getting your skin not only clean but soft and dewy as well with it’s line of body scrubs that they call Smooch! And of course an entire line of whipped body creams wraps up their catalog. Recently, perfume oils have also made a guest starring appearance as of late!

Although the collection isn’t huge the release of new blends quite often keeps things fresh and of course keeps fans clamoring back for more please. With the introduction of it’s new face muds and makeup remover the catalog delves deeper into keeping not only our bodies squeaky clean but our faces as well.

I’ll be reviewing a few pieces I recently purchased for you in an upcoming post including the brand new muds but I thought I’d introduce you to Villainess Soaps today and tell you what a great beauty discovery it is!

Are you a Villainess Soaps fan?

Tell the Muse!

Learn more about Villainess Soaps or make a purchase by visiting www.villainess.net

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Steam Cream 1st Anniversary Celebration

Yes, we all know about the Muse’s fascination, obsession, and love for Steam Cream! Steam Cream is almost a year old soon and to honor that they are having a little competition.

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Click ahead to join in on the celebration!

To celebrate Steam Cream’s birthday they’ll be holding a new tin design competition. Put your creative hats on chicas and send a totally original image to Steam Cream that could be printed on a limited edition run of their tins! You can choose anything you like, get creative and use your imagination to create a super gorgeous Steam Cream tin! After all we all know that part of Steam Cream’s appeal are those cute little tins it comes in!

Your file size must be under 1MB and it can be sent to [email protected] or post your design to:

STEAMCREAM Ltd
20 Market Street
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1NF

As mentioned the winning design will be produced for a limited time on a Steam Cream tin with the artists name on the base of the tin. And of course the winner gets 12 of their own tins to enjoy!

The closing date for the contest is May 31 so get your thinking cap on and start letting your imagination run wild to create that perfect design!

The Muse happens to be tempted to try her hand at creating a tin hmmmmm! Something flirty and fun me thinks.

Share your ideas in the comment field!

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Lush Sugar Scrubs

The Muse hopes by now that you discovered the joys of Buffy and may God help you if you haven’t. Hello, it’s Summer soon you want your legs, elbows, and knees in tip top shape right? Head to Lush and snag yourself a bar of the Muse’s favorite scrubby friend, Buffy and get to work!

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Well don’t take my word for it! Watch this lovely British Lushie tell us all about the benefits of Buffy:


Aw isn’t he lovely?

See kids? Buffy is good for you. Anyway this is technically not a muse about Buffy, it’s about the brand new Sugar Scrubs from Lush!

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Jump ahead for the deets!

Since the new Sugar Scrubs are along the same lines as my beloved Buffy, I’m of course quite excited about their release and already placed an order (Yes, Lush UK ships to the US) eep!

Available now from Lush UK each Sugar Scrub is 2.50 each.

These are a mix of bicarb and cream of tartar plus moisturizing coconut oil which solidifies the product into a buttery bar. Two flavors are available Sugar Babe and A. Sugar Scrub. Sugar Babe is a ylang flowers and mimosa blossom blend and A. Sugar Scrub is a fennel, ginger and lavender blend.

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The Muse thinks these are perfect for scrubbing away all her nasty, dry skin from the harsh Winter while making it soft, moisturized, and pretty for Summer. Likey! If you do order, please remember to order now as they will melt in the warmer weather. Sadly, Lush Sugar Scrub is not vegan friendly.

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Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum Review

Now the Muse can’t speak for herself, as she’s practically perfect in every way al la Mary Poppins, but there happens to me a brand new facial filling serum from Avon that our mum’s can take advantage of!

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What? I really am perfect in all ways that excludes wrinkles…well ok I admit maybe I have one two under my eyes……

Jump ahead for the deets on Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum….I dare you to say that three time’s really fast!

Avon steps up it’s game YET again in the skincare department with a brand new injectable-grade facial filler in serum form. Avon is all postal on the skincare world lately with all these interesting high tech wrinkle serums, lotions, and potions! Am I the only one that noticed this!? Yay revenge again the wrinkles!

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This super concentrated serum has 3 times the level of an injectable-grade hyluronic acid for dramatic filling! Whoa dude. Erase those fine wrinkles and lines with this pistol! Oh by the way it’s not only good at filling lines but it comes in this sweet swirly design that’s kinda prettys.

Honestly, it’s a bit useless for me as I don’t have much in the way of deep lines to fill but I tried it out anyway. The formula is smooth and feels almost silicon-like. If nothing else it makes a fine prep and prime for makeup for me.

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It promises that within 3 days you’ll see a visible reduction in deep folds and within two weeks a more youthful fullness to cheeks. And finally within four weeks you’ll see dramatically reduces the look of deep facial folds and hollowness.

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by skin. It provides moisture and fullness but it’s production decreases with age which is where Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum comes into play. The serum is formulated to stimulate filling fiber and helps restore a youthful fullness to face.

Hopefully this is around when the Muse’s face starts to catch up to her age! For now you don’t have to take my word for it, check out the Avon site for the raving reviews from users! Click!

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Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum is available now from shop.avon.com Check it our for your mum or yourself!

Tried it before?

Interested in trying it?

Tell the Muse!

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