Oooo the weather is warming up…kinda…sorta…ok, not really but soon it’ll be warmer and you’ll want to have picture perfect knees, elbows, and legs. You’ll be wearing shorts, you’ll be showing your arms, and tons of skin will be on display for all to admire or if you’re wobbly like the Muse you keep those bits under cover hehe!
You’re so NOT wanting to have crusty, flaky, dry elbows, knees, and legs right? Don’t panic. Solution ahead!
I’m a big fan of Lush Massage Bars as I think they do my skin a world of good especially the dry, ickier parts of my body but I’m all for an alternative that’s cute and sweet smelling!
That’s where Vintage Sister Elbow Grease comes into play! It gives me a bit of a sweeter option with kawaii packaging. What’s Elbow Grease anyway? Elbow Grease is simply a solid moisturizing bar that you can rub on your dry skin to smooth it up. You take the soap shaped bar and rub it on rough elbows or knees or anywhere else dry skin is cropping up and as your body temperature rises the bar will melt slightly into a creamy, dreamy moisturizing treatment.
Vintage Sister steps up the game and makes Elbow Grease extra cute and travel friendly by housing it in a sliding tin case. Slide the tin open and pop the bar out for use, after you’re done pop the bar back in and slide the tin closed!
Elbow Grease is $10 USD a tin and comes in six fun scents! I have mine scented in Carribean Fruit which has touches of tropical orange, cherry, coconut, and pineapple! It’s a combo of sweet, tropical fruits that’s sure to get you in the mood for Spring!
Each bar will last around a three to four weeks with daily use. It works fabulously well at making skin extra smooth and particularly makes your legs feel wonderfully silky and short ready for the Summer!
All in all I’m still a big lover of Lush Massage Bars as they perform the very same way but I really like the fun, quirky style of Vintage Sister which is what makes Elbow Grease such a hit for me.
Snag some today at www.vintagesister.com
Shipping is very reasonable as well ranging from $1.99-$2.99 USD or less within the US and $6 USD and up for International Orders.
Loves it! Works a treat and getting the Muse all soft and silky again!
Tell the Muse!
Hello, my name is the Muse and I’m terribly addicted to absolutely useless cosmetics. Remember the Sony Blackhead Stick?
Last week I was telling you about Anosa Ananas Sativus Face Peeling Mask and this week I have Anosa Rose Face Peeling Mask for you!
Ahh bless be another useless face peeling mask review awaits you after the jump!
To refresh your memory allow the Muse to explain that peeling mask doesn’t necessarily mean that the mask “peels off”. Actually the product is used on a water dampened face by rubbing in and around your skin. As you work the product it “peels” and “pills” off your face in little gobs that resemble skin…kinda gross I know but interesting.
The mask is a pale pink and smells heavenly, like fresh blooming roses.
Anosa Rose Peeling Mask is supposed to purify the face and cleanse the pores but honestly all it does is make my face feel squeaky clean and smells pretty. Aside from that it’s really useless!
Dontcha just love useless face products?
But that doesn’t stop Anosa from promising me the world in a cute little tube smelling of roses.
Oh well…some addictions can’t be cured!
liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum is formulated with Plant Essence Technology which captures active plant extracts and delivers rejuvenating benefits directly to your skin.
Oh and it kinda sorta smells like dirt too!
Dude, for serious. I’m still trying to put my finger on it but so far I’ve come to the conclusion that liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum kinda sorta smells like dirt. Or maybe it’s dirt and rotten fruit…hmmmmm….I’m thinking Avon has some sort of reverse psychology going on with this. “If we make it smell pretty they won’t buy it but if we make it smell like dirt they’ll think it’s REALLY an important facial product!” Mark my words, make it smell like dirt and they will come!
But guess what? Even thought it has a strange odor it actually works pretty darn well! The serum is meant to be applied twice a day all over your face, targeting facial lines and wrinkles….the Muse hasn’t reached the wrinkle stage as of yet thankfully but it also promises to make my skin brighter and more radiant, I can appreciate that. The formula contains an SPF 20 which endears itself further to me plus it’s the most divine texture. Although it smells rather weird (don’t worry you’ll get used to it and even find it pleasant as time goes by) and looks kinda weird (think swamp water), it still manages to feel simply delicious. It’s cold and slippery and absorbs easily leaving your skin feeling soft, silky, and slightly moist as if it was drenched with a cup of cool water.
The product was created to reawaken the appearance of youth but the Muse likes to think her youth is around and still kicking so hopefully I don’t have to recover my youth in a bottle of facial serum, at least not yet anyway. However, if you’re seeking a product that’s meant to help visibly lift skin, enhance it’s brightness, and make it smoother and more firmer, liiv Botanicals Vitalizing Face Serum is something well worth checking out.
As for the rest of us….it makes a damn fine prep prior to moisturizer! My skin seems to love it and the extra moisture is a welcome relief for my dry winter skin. I haven’t noticed much difference since my testing began a week ago but I’ll definitely finish off this bottle and consider a secondary purchase as it’s an inexpensive product ($20 USD or less) and it’s organic with plenty of good for you ingredients.
Avon continues to delight me with the liiv Botanicals Collection.
See more of the collection by visiting shop.avon.com
The Muse thinks anything named Yu-Be and has been around for 50 years in Japan has to be awesome by default right?
One of Japan’s most trusted skincare lines in Japan, Yu-Be has been used for over 50 years. The idea of Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream is to address an entire slew of skin care problems. Parched Lips, ragged cuticles, cracked heels, and even diaper rash, Yu-Be has you covered. This gentle, glycerin-based formula is enriched with vitamin E, B2, and camphor to soothe even the driest and irritated of skin types.
Sounds like super balm right?
It’s actually quite awesome. It does exactly what it promises in aces. The formula is a thick, yellow cream that has a medicine, menthol smell that goes away quickly. The cream absorbs fairly quickly and does sooth extra dry skin however it is a tad bit on the greasy side which could be a deal breaker for some. Personally I didn’t mind the greasy feel since it did such an amazing job healing my dry skin which is much like skin on of an Elephant during the cold Winter months.
I generally liked the idea of such a multitasking moisturizing and have been tucking it into my purse to use on my cuticles during work hours as I’m one for picking at my nails until they bleed! Gross! This successfully softens the skin around my nails which causes me to be less obsessive about picking my hang nails.
It works great on my rough elbows and knees and particularly well at making and keeping my feet nice and smooth after a pedi!
Overall, it’s def on my list for repurchase when I run out! Really liked this one and Muse Approving it for purchase as it’s well worth checking out for anyone who suffers from dry, cracking skin in the Winter or anytime!
Learn more about Yu-Be products or to purchase by visiting www.yu-be.com
The Muse is terribly obsessed with the Crabree & Evenlyn Distillations Collection. I recently reviewed the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Revitalize Conditioning Body Lotion which was love at first application. Today I’ll be bringing you a review of the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion and Gentle Cream Body Wash.
Jump ahead for the deets!
The new Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations line up combines the benefits of 100% essential oils and natural ingredients to create a relaxing blend for both your skin and your senses. Each blend contains no parabens, no mineral oil, and absolutely no additives.
Although I’ve already tried out the Crabtree & Evelyn Aromatherapy Distillations Soothing Body Lotion that version was a revitalizing blend which contained tart lemons to wake this tired Muse up! The blend I’m currently loving is filled with relaxing lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it the perfect sleepy time body lotion. The lotion absorbs on contact and melts into skin beautifully leaving behind a lovely herbal scent that’s soothing and healing to my dry skin. The scent is relaxing and quite comforting which makes it an ideal lotion to use just before bed. I’ll save my other lotion for early morning wake up calls!
This is my first time trying Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations Gentle Cream Body Wash. This too is scented with lavender and rosewood essential oils which makes it a perfect companion to layer with my body lotion. The formula is a creamy, dreamy moisturizing body wash that cleanses as it moisturizes my dull, dry skin. The lavender does a wonderful job of soothing my skin and locking in moisture and of course, it’s simply relaxing to breath in the scent while I shower!
I’m really enjoying this new collection and think it’s well worth checking out for yourself!
Visit www.crabtree-evelyn.com to check out the Crabtree & Evelyn Distillations line up for yourself.