Skincare

Neutrogena Wave Duo


Kinda weird I was discussing the release of a new Clarisonic a few posts back and now Neutrogena Wave Duo pops on the scene.

Neutrogena Wave Duo is the new and improved Wave Cleaner from Neutrogena!

Click it to find out what’s new!


One of the main areas of interest on the new Neutrogena Wave Duo is it now has two speeds. One speed removes dirt, oil, and makeup where as the other speeds things up for a deep pore refining clean.

I was quite delighted with the original Wave when I tested it out several months ago so count me curious what the new version is like.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route and aren’t willing to dish out $200 for a cleaning brush this is something to consider.

You can get $3 off the Wave or $2 off the refill pads by visiting and signing up at the Neutrogena site if you’re interested.

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Use Your Face Cream On Your Legs: Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme Review

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is a moisturizing cream for sun damaged and aging skin. I have neither at the moment but I was sent this to review so of course I gave it a whirl. Burt and I are good friends and I like much of what the brand has to offer however Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme wasn’t particularly a fabulous find for me in regards to my face!


Find out what it did work for after the jump!

Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme is extremely thick and quite waxy and greasy formula wise. Even my dry skin which normally sucks up any and all moisture it can get wasn’t too happy with this facial cream. I was quite excited when I first unscrewed the lid because I’m normally about diving into to thick creams especially ones for my face. But I did have to take into consideration it’s warmer right now and I wasn’t in need of such a highly moisturizing facial cream. I decided I’d try this as a night cream but turns out it’s far to rich to even use as a night cream. Hmmmm…what a terrible waste!

Good news is that Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme isn’t particularly forgiving on my face but my rough elbows, knees, and jagged cuticles absolutely adore it. The cream is extra rich and moisturizing for my knees and elbows and it leaves behind a rather nice dewy, sheen on my legs. At $9.99-$14.99 in price for a rather nice size it’s well worth picking up for smoothing over rough skin areas such as cracked heels or feet for a quickie foot treatment, elbows, legs, and knees to whisk away dry skin and also great for moisturizing cuticles.


Even though it wasn’t working on my face, Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Day Creme multitasked amazingly well as a great general moisturizer for special spots on my body plus it’s price tag and the small amount I had to use on rough areas made it a worthy beauty on a budget find.


Likey! Not a great facial cream but a rather wonderful rough area moisturizing treatment! I guess sometimes we have to find creatives uses for the things that don’t work for us and this definitely works well as a body moisturizer!

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Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion Review


If I’m honest with myself I’ll admit that 30+ in an SPF is far too low. I’d rather sport 85 or more on my face but this hasn’t prevented me from recently falling in love with Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion SPF 30.

Click it for the review!

I randomly purchased Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion recently when trying to sort through inexpensive drugstore SPF’s to review here on Musings. I actually put it in my cart and tossed it out several times as I wasn’t interested in such a low SPF. However, it did finally make it’s way home with me and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it.

The formula is a nice dreamy, creamy, quick absorbing, moisturizing SPF. I probably wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with oily skin however if you have dry skin it’s a god sent. Oily skin chicas beware even though it sports “oil free” in the name it still manages to feel a tad greasy upon first application. After it absorbs my face feels dewy and moist but not greasy or oily. SPF tends to make my face look like a mirror however my dry skin seems to like this alot and it absorbs easily without leaving behind a hot mess.


With a $6 price tag and such a nice formula I find that Coppertone Oil Free SunScreen Lotion might make a fine Winter SPF. Wish this had a higher SPF because I can easily see it as being my go to for Summer protection. Good stuff.

What’s your favorite drugstore SPF?

Tell the Muse!

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Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths Review


Although Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to change the way you remove your makeup they will make it easier for the days you are feeling a tiny bit lazy!

Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a brand new addition to the expanded skincare collection from Soap & Glory that was released in the UK a few months ago. These new wipes are available in a pack of 25 for $6.99. Not sure I’m feeling the cheap factor here as you can probably get a cheaper brand of cleansing clothes or at the very least a bigger size for less or the same price. However, they won’t be Soap & Glory or sport the cute pink packaging I’m quite fond of teehee!

As with most cleansing wipes, Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths aren’t going to remove waterproof mascara or harder to remove makeup however they are nice for having around for days you’re feeling a bit lazy and just want to wipe it off quickly. They have a subtle floral scent that’s quite pretty but could prove a bit much for those sensitive to fragrance. The wipes are quite large and thick which makes it easy to use one for your entire face. They feel quite gentle on my skin and don’t leave behind a sticky residue. Supposedly you can cleanse, tone, and with a bit of pressure exfoliate your face. Well, cleanse and tone yes but not really much of exfoliator, at least not for my dry as hades skin.


Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths are a nice travel friendly makeup remover or good for those days you aren’t feeling the love for an entire skincare removal regime. Nice to have around for quickie clean ups but definitely won’t take the place of my other removal products!

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Lush A Crash Course in Skincare Mask Review

The Muse has raved about Lush Skincare a plenty but she doesn’t think she ever took the time out to review Lush Masks for you. Gasp! Horror! Apologies I’m unsure why their masks never came up prior to this. Forgive me?


Jump ahead to check one of my favorite masks from Lush out!

I’m actually going to admit that I avoid Lush Masks whenever possible. You might wonder why. Allow me to explain.

Lush Masks are normally sold fresh in store and are unavailable (aside from the UK) for purchase from mail order. If you’re in the UK you can purchase them via mail order however those ordering from Lush US are unable to purchase them as they are shipped from Canada so by the time you get your mask it’ll be into it’s expiration date. Ahh…second reason I don’t buy masks much…expiration date. Masks expire within a range of two, three, or four weeks. I find that I stick them in the fridge and never get around to actually using one complete pot before tossing it. I normally try to rush it along by using heaps of the mask on my face so as not to toss it out.

I’ve tried all the masks from Lush and I have to say as much as I adore Lush Skincare the masks aren’t anything to get too excited about. My favorites are A Crash Course in Skincare, Cupcake, and Mask of Magnaminty (this one has a far longer shelf life).


After all my experiments with Lush Masks I’ve never really seen dramatic results which is another reason I stopped using them. By the way many of them smell absolutely awful too, gag! A Crash Course in Skincare smells decent enough with a bit of lime and avocado, sorta of green and herbal like. Not entirely pleasant as it has some sort of underlay of an unidentifiable note but not terrible either.

A Crash Course in Skincare is supposedly a deep cleansing, calming, soothing mask. It has a blend of avocados, yogurt, and clay to refreshen skin. According to Lush you’ll see immediate results. Personally, it feels very nice on my skin, quite cooling after a time in my fridge, and does leave skin dewy with a faint glow but nothing that’s lasting. I normally use it (if I do indulge which is rare) prior to bed and I don’t really wake up with incredible, oh my god skin after use. I apply. let sit for 10-20 minutes, and wash off with cool water. Sure, my skin looks quite nice afterward but guess what? My skin always looks good after a quick rinse with cool water.

The novelty of Lush masks sure does appeal but I’d honestly rather splurge on a pack of Kanebo Super Moisturizing Masks. I see better results.

If you’ve ever been interested in trying Lush Masks they are worthy of a look at but don’t expect miracles.

Anyone a Lush Mask fan?

Why?

Tell us your favs and how they make your skin look good!

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