Skincare

Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser Review

The Muse is quite busy loving all over the Korres Natural Product line. I’m been terribly impressed with everything I’ve tried from Korres lately and next on my hit list of fab finds from Korres is the Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser. Love!

This product has the potential to replace all my beloved cleansing oils and my HG (holy grail) Philosophy Purity Cleanser.

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Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser is a cocktail of vegetable derived soap substitutes with oat proteins that are a gentle cleansing solution for the skin which removes makeup, moisturizes, and deep cleans, all without dehydrating the skin and washing clean away.

Absolutely love this cleanser for the simple fact it doesn’t dry my skin out. This alone makes it worth it’s weight in gold. My skin is a bit picky when it comes to cleansers and it dries out terribly with certain brands. For years now I’ve been using Philosophy Purity, Kose Airy Whip, or an oil based cleanser for makeup removal and on a rare occasion a powder wash when I’m feeling lazy. These items I’ve found to work well for me and keep the dry evil flakes at bay. I can safely add Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser to my line up now as it’s extremely gentle, removes everything from my face, and doesn’t dry my skin out.

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The formula is a runny gel base which lathers very little. I honestly don’t like foaming cleansers anyway so the fact that it barely lathers is a plus for me. It has a soft, faint fresh smell which makes it great for anyone who hates scented skincare products. To use the product you simply dampen your face and apply a small amount of cleaner to your face, rubbing in circles to melt away your makeup, rinse and you’re left with clean, glowing skin. It rinses off your skin well without any residue and leaves behind nice, soft skin with no trace of makeup

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If you’re looking for a bells and whistles kinda cleanser this is not it but if you’re like me and just want something simple, deep cleaning, and a product that won’t strip your skin, then this is simply an outstanding product because it does all that.

Who should try it?

  • Anyone who loves a good, simple cleaner that works without stripping your skin!
  • Anyone who has a problem with cleansers making your skin tight or dry
  • Those who like a basic cleanser that offers deep cleaning

All in all I simply loved this. I was figuring it out at a price of $21 USD it actually works out almost the same if I purchase an 8oz size of Philosophy Purity. I’m getting a little less product for the price but I love the cleanser so much I really don’t mind the switch.

I’m Muse Approving Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser for purchase as it’s outstanding. Really likey this one ladies! Try it out for yourself, it’s a winner.

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Have you tried this cleanser?

Do tell me, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

Find out more @ Korres

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Lush UK Promo: Lush Night in for 2

The Muse and her best friend Jai had lunch today and as we picked at our gourmet cuisine of Nerds, Diet Cherry Pepsi, and Twizzlers we came across the new Lush UK Promo.

Boy, were we ever tickled when we seen that we can get the new Lush Night in for 2 for 10! That was less than the cost of our exquisite lunch.

After lunch we looked through our pockets and came across a few pennies, some left over cheetos from the night before, and a few dollars. After each producing 5 each we gave Lush UK a ringy dingy and ordered ourselves a Lush Night in for 2 kit!

Indeed, Nerds and Cherry Pepsi did make it’s way onto our powerbooks screens after seeing this particular graphic….

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So for 10 we snagged ourselves a kit which includes two muslin clothes, two mini Lush Ultrabland cleansers, a Lush Cupcake Face Mask (neither of us is experiencing teen acne but we sure do love the smell of chocolate mint!), two toner tabs, and two mini Lush Gorgeous moisturizers!

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Are you getting excited yet? I know we were nearly rolling in fits of joy while we ordered. The entire package is fully customizable to your skin type so you pick the mask, you pick the moisturizer, and you pick the toner tabs you want.

Now Jai and I are just waiting for it to arrive so we can have a skin slumber party!

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Lush Night in for 2 is exclusive to Lush UK so airmail fees apply, we had ours shipped to a friend in London for free (we had a coupon) and she’ll ship it over to us which will be around $8-$9 USD however if you’re doing a large order, airmail directly from Lush UK works out at a rather nice rate. Lusk UK ships without the UK and worldwide. In order to order Lush Night in for 2 you must call Lush UK Mail Order, the item is not available for order off the website. For further info about the promotion check out this link. I failed to mentuon that Lush Night in for 2 is for UK residents or anyone who can get a friend to ship it over as the face masks are not shipped outside of the UK, apologies for not saying as such.

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If you’ve never tried Lush Skincare before this is a perfect way to experience a little of everything! I sure hope that Lush NA picks up on this so others can order it without higher airmail fees.

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Korres Body Butter in Quince Review

The Muse feels rather badly that it’s taken her so long to discover the awesomeness that is Korres Natural Products. Well, Hello Wonderful! I recently fell in love with the Korres Sugar Plums Gift Set released for Holiday 2008 and soon after a mass amount of e-mail flooded into my inbox telling me I had to try this by Korres, I had to try that, and Muse please review the foundation, review the body cream, review the eye cream, etc…etc…

After ALL the recommendations I got I was feeling a bit curious….had the Muse missed out on an important brand?

Obviously she had.

But what’s this?

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Korres Body Butter!

Oooo….

The Korres Sugar Plums Gift Set was my first venture into the brand and honestly I wasn’t expecting much and was shocked at the amazing quality of each item in the kit. I think I take for granted the fact that aside from Lush, many “natural” brands aren’t exactly the best formulas around. Do you experience that too? Anything and everything has jumped on board the organic, natural, paraben free bandwagon lately. Honestly, it’s great but I think many of the products I’ve tried haven’t been all that and a bag of chips.

Until now.

I was absolutely delighted with the quality of makeup that Korres had available and it struck me that I really needed to dive in further and explore the brand more fully especially considering many of you really wanted to hear reviews about the various products.

Today I’ll be reviewing Korres Body Butter in Quince and allow your Muse to tell you how amazing it smells, how simply amazing. At this moment I wish you could lean in and scratch and sniff your monitor because I really don’t think I can put into words how heavenly this smells! As per the package description it’s fruity and spicy! The scent starts off with a base note of floral, a middle, heavier note of fruit….almost like a crunchy, sweet pear, and finishes with a tiny bit of spice like that of a carnation. I just can’t even begin to describe how amazing it smells! I wish they had a perfume in the same scent, I’d be on it like white on rice.

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This is a body butter and the formula is extra moisturizing for drier skin types so indeed it makes just about the perfect skin care item for the cold, harsh weather at the moment. Personally I just like slathering it all over my hands and arms so I can sniff myself every five minutes and sigh in delight. The formula is slightly greasy but it absorbs very well while giving skin a nice dose of moisture. The greasiness goes away quickly enough and leaves behind a nice soft, silky finish. My elbows and knees are happily soft at the moment thanks to this. The lotion comes in a rather fabulous upside pump which easily distributes a small or large amount of cream depending on what you need.

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All in all Korres Body Butter in Quince is fabulous, truly a great product and well worth it’s inexpensive $21 USD price tag. The Muse gives Korres Body Butter her highest Muse Approval for purchase. This one is a keeper!

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Loves it.
Alot.

Snag some more info about Korres by visiting them at www.korres.com and purchase the complete line up of products from Sephora

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Softymo Q10 Face Cleansing Powder Wash Review

Some of my very favorite facial cleaners are disturbed by Kose under a sub-brand entitled Softymo. After seeing the words “softymo” pop on the screen you may very well associate it with the Muse’s all time favorite cleanser, Kose Airy Whip. Indeed, any company that brings out something as amazing as Airy Whip should have an incredible line up of other amazing goodies.

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Since I promised myself that I’d get around to reviewing everything and the bathroom sink that I have laying around my washroom vanity I firgure I might as well dive in with a review of Softymo Q10 Face Cleansing Powder Wash.

It’s honestly not the best powder wash around the Asian market but it is cheap and the Muse figures she keeps buying it out of habit because it bears the Softymo name on it.

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You may not be so familiar with powder washes as they aren’t really something you’d come across within a US or European drugstore, or at least it’s not something I’ve seen outside of Asian drugstores. Allow the Muse to briefly explain how to use one if you’re wondering about them. It’s pretty self explanatory I suppose. Simply wet face, shake a small amount of powder into wet hands, run a bit of water under the powder, rub hands together to form a foam, and whisk across face. Simple. Cleans your face in one simple move.

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I’m actually using the wrong formula for my own face as the Softymo Q10 line specializes in sebum which is not something I have a problem with however it does also do a good job of washing away light makeup, promises to deep clean pores, and whisk away impurities. Who knows if it really does all that….I honestly buy it because it’s cheap (around $4-$5 in an Asian drugstore), easily accessible, and it’s good for the lazy days that I don’t want to bother with my full on remove my face cleaning routine. If you do purchase be prepared as the smell isn’t terribly pleasant. It has an unusual sour like smell that takes a bit getting used too. Granted the scent isn’t really overpowering but it is there.

Honestly, I’ve seen it ranging for close to $10 USD on the Internet and I personally think it’s not worth that at all so you can probably avoid it and indulge in a better powder wash as their are quite a few the Muse likes much better then this one.

As much as I adore Softymo I think it’s safe to say you can skip Softymo Q10 Powdering Wash. Yes, it’s convenient to have around but you can honestly find better for the price.

The Muse will bring you more powder wash reviews soon so stay tuned!

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Comments?

Leave ‘em below! I’m listening!

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Blinc Resurf.A.Stic Review

This has to be thee most laziest products on the market:

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What is it Muse?

It’s a one step microdermabrasion in a stick! It doesn’t get much lazier then that people! And did I happen to mention I love it?

The Muse likes to think she’s very anal about her skin care and in all honesty she is aside from the part that she doesn’t take time out to exfoliate nearly enough! Exfoliation is a strange thing. Do it too much and you’ll dry out your skin, do it too little and you’ll see have rough patches, don’t do it at all and you’ll have dead skin cells and dry skin woes.

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I happen to fall into the “do it too much and you’ll dry out your skin” group. If I exfoliate my face twice a week I’ll end up with flaky skin! Yak! So I tend to do once a week or even once every two weeks but the sad fact is I sometimes just forget to do it. When it comes to my everyday skincare I know what to use in the AM, I know what to use in the PM, and it’s a schedule that never changes. I do it twice a day, everyday. When it comes to exfoliating my face I actually have to remember to incorporate it into my daily skincare regime once a week….what a pain…

Now I kinda feel a little bit less likely to forget since Blinc has made an interesting little one step microdermabrastion stick aka the lazy girl’s guide to soft skin!

What is it? How do I use it? Tell us Muse, tell us!

It’s fairly simple my dears. Simply wet your face and gently press the Resurf.a.stic on your skin moving it around in small circles for one or two minutes. You can press harder for better exfoliation and or be gentle for a softer scrub. Basically the stick whisks away dryness, wipes away nasty dead cells, and reveals smoother, softer skin. After use simply rinse with warm water and you’ll be glowing!

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The formula of treatment is made up of very fine crystals so the exfoliation process is quite gentle or at least it is for me considering I’m a person who uses Lush Ocean Salt on her face. It also ha a tad bit of a moisturizing feeling as you apply so the crystals are barely felt as you treat your skin. I thought it was ideal for exfoliating my nose and getting at those pesky blackheads! I always find it difficult to exfoliate my nose and this fit quite nice on the contour of my nose and allowed me to rub it around and get at the area. I haven’t noticed any difference yet but I hope with continued use it’ll dislodge those nasty little buggers and clear up the area.

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The product obviously works very well considering after use my facial moisturizer absorbs quickly and doesn’t sit on top of my skin the way it normally does when my skin is dry or tight. I also didn’t get that tight feeling after use like I do with many systems I’ve tried in the past.

Sadly, it’s not all about raving for the Blinc Resurf.A.Stic. I had one minor rant about the product and I’m sure by now you guessed it. It freaks me out a bit to rub it all over my face and proceed to cap it closed. I’m using the product on a clean face yes but it still does make an anal Muse worry about germs and bacteria. However, the instructions do say to run the stick under water after use and wipe off which is what I did so I feel a bit better about it.

Aside from my minor rant above I’m actually going ahead and Muse Approving this one for purchase as I really liked it and can see myself repurchasing it once I’m done. The convenience and portability of the product gets a huge rave from the Muse plus the fact that I think the easy to use stick could make it less of a chore to remember to exfoliate my face!

Who needs it?

  • Anyone who wants the convenience of a portable and simple exfoliating system
  • Women with dry, flaky patches on their face
  • Those who have pesky blackheads on their nose or face that they are looking to dislodge and whisk away
  • Anyone with clogged pores
  • Women who just want softer skin

The line also happens to include sticks for your body, calluses (knees, elbows, feet), and ingrown hairs. You can find the complete line of Blinc Resurf.a.Stics at
www.blincinc.com

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What do you think?

Like the idea of an exfoliating stick?

Would you try something like this?

Have you tried Blinc Resurf.a.Stic already?

Tell the Muse!

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