“One winter day, the queen was doing needle work while gazing out her ebony window at the new fallen snow. A bird flew by the window startling the queen and she pricked her finger. A single drop of blood fell on the snow outside her window. As she looked at the blood on the snow she said to herself, “Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony.”-Quote from Snow White
Indeed, skin as white as snow always appeals to this Muse. I’m always looking for the best way to brighten my dull, lackluster skin up. Be it with cleansing oils that promise me whiter, brighter skin or moisturizers or even makeup.
My skin on occasion is so very dull it needs all the help it can get to look brighter and more youthful.
My latest discover for brightening up my skin, Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizer.
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Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer is an intense moisturizer for normal to dry skin. The formula contains whitening wild rose oil to help prevent brown spots caused my sun damage. For me I was ever so hopeful it would aid me with dull skin.
I haven’t been using it long enough to express delights over how it’s brightened my skin but I will give you a few choice details about it and why I’m loving it so far.
The formula is Korres is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, and many other harmful ingredients this alone could prove a key for those wanting to indulge in a healthy skin care product. I must say that although it’s recommended for normal to dry skin I felt the formula was incredibly rich which leads me to recommend it for dryness but only as a night cream for those with normal skin as it could be a bit too much moisture for such a skin type.
It’s quite a heavy moisturizer but still manages to feel very light and absorbs easily without a greasy, oily feel as many thicker moisturizers are known for. Right now my skin simply hates it because it’s so humid out and I need something very light to keep the oily parts of my face in check. However, come Winter my skin will rejoice at such a hydrating formula. It has a pleasant fresh floral scent but I’m so terribly disappointed it wasn’t scented like rose hehe! I adore rose scented skin care.
Overall, with it’s inexpensive price tag ($32), large size, and natural formula it could prove a winner for many. For me I’ll be loving it all through Winter when my dry flaky skin makes a guest starring appearance. The value of it’s size and it’s hydrating formula make me loves it long time. It does contain an SPF 6 but I didn’t mention that above as it’s not equate sun protection in my opinion but than again you’re talking to the girl who wears SPF 95 or more.
Likey very much!
Good one Korres, as always an impressive skin care item.
What are some of your favs from Korres?
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More babblings about the elusive cat eye that the Muse has been trying to perfect for Fall. In my quest for obtaining the perfect cat eye I’ve been trying my hand at liquid liners and of course epically failing but try I will!
To make my life easier I found Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Eye Liner. Could this be the key to my success at creating a great cat eye?
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Meet Pop Beauty Cat Eyes Eye Liner the solution to your cat eye dilemma. This square cut liner supposedly makes it easy to complete a cat eye. But does it?
Ok let’s see….
KATE makes a square cut eye liner as well so it’s pretty much the same concept. The liner is considerably thicker than what you’d normally want to use to line eyes. As we are always looking for a thin, precise point to line this is a unique thicker size, slanted, and square cut. It’s design is supposed to make the “flicking” involved in a cat eye easier. First off it does a fine job of creating a thick, dramatically lined look. The formula is creamy and glides fairly well across the lash line without skipping. I like the way the square cut fits the contour of my eye.
Now it’s the flicking part that confuses me. The square cut is supposed to make the flick or upwards slant that’s associated with a cat eye easier. However, I had a hard time with it. Although the drama of a thicker line makes my eyes look very nice, I’m unable to pull off the slant upwards towards the outer corner of my eye without creating a messy thick line. I think the square cut and the thickness of the liner creates a rather messy line that looks nothing like a cat eye.
Overall, the product is a fine liner for achieving a bolder, thicker lined eye look but in regards to making a cat eye easier, I had a little trouble in that department. I won’t blame the liner as it could be I just stink at perfecting the look but I did think the thickness presented a little problem.
What do you think?
Thicker, square cut liner for cat eye lining?
Yay or Nay?
Be saintly…or full of sin, no matter which Kat Von D understands your twisted personality. Her new fragrance release is getting quite a few raves and looks like on top of the brand new perfumes she’s gone and released a few other exciting items.
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If you’re not quite ready to dish out the dough for Kat Von D Parfum in it’s full size try out the new Kat Von D Rollerball in Saint or Sinner for $16 Each.
Each of Kat’s new scents is housed inside an easy to apply roll on bottle for quickie touch ups on the fly or as an inexpensive way to treat yourself to these decadent new fragrances!
If you’re up for a little bit of fabulously chic you can try out Kat Von D Purser Spray for $42 Each available in both Saint and Sinner. These portable purse sprays look like they are made up of some sort of silver. Quite nice to look at that’s for sure!
I’m dying to indulge myself.
Kat Von D’s new fragrances are available now at Sephora.
We haven’t mused together in such a long time. Wanna give it a go?
This is an interesting one I know, but what sorts of things simply scare the heck out you beauty wise?
Are you terrified of poking an eye out with your liquid liner? Scared you’ll over pluck your brows? Shivering in fear that your eye lash curler will give you that extra hard pinch when you capture lid skin instead of lashes with it?
Share what scares you about beauty and jump ahead for what I’m frightened of!
Mine is really simple and in my mind the most terrifying thing ever about beauty.
I remove much of my makeup with an oil cleanser be it from Shu, Biore, or other Asian brands. I normally take to using Philosophy Purity for makeup remover but for the most part I’m an oil user as it gets my face perfectly clean.
Fuzzy, cloudy vision.
Oh god it scares me so badly. Isn’t it the worst that your eyes are so cloudy for a few minutes after using oil cleanser?
Ugh. Worst feeling evers.
Aside from that not much else scares me beauty wise and I can’t possibly think of anything worst than walking around with fuzzy vision.
Share your beauty horror stories!
With the Fall quickly approaching it’s become my duty to get my cat eye on which I epically fail out by the way.
That’s why I want to practice with something cheap but that’s of decent quality.
No worries got me some Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner and working my way to a dramatically lined look for Fall!
Check ‘em after the jump!
All my adventures with liquid lining have always been a tad bit of a problem, I haven’t yet given up and I’m well on my way to performing amazing feats of dramatic eye lining tricks…or maybe that’s my imagination running away with itself.
Either way, I wasn’t really interested in spending about $20-$25 bucks on a liquid liner when I suck so hard at application. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the new Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liners available in a rainbow of cool shades at a budget price.
This is a great little liquid liner with a thin precise tip for application. Although a brush application it’s nicely dense so it won’t wobble around as you apply. The colors are all richly pigmented and application is a snap without skipping or having to go back and reline. I blame the rich pigment on the fact you won’t have problems with skipping as it simply lines straight across without having to go over it or start again to cover any skips. The shades are all really vibrant so if you’re not wanting to do a traditional black liner look you can pick any number of cool colors to work with to make your look unique and fun!
The colors I tried out were Everlast (Black), Infinite (Sapphire Blue), Endless (Rich Royal Purple), and Eternal (Olive Green). Out of the four I absolutely adore Eternal as I’m all about green on my big brown eyes as it lends a certain mystery to my looks.
The formula is pretty much smudge proof and lasts all day without fading or creasing. It says 24 hour wear but I’m honestly not up for testing those number out (I will not sleep in my makeup for the sake of Musings, somethings I simply will not do) but just rest assured it’ll stick around for a good long while. It’s fairly easy to remove as well with oil based cleanser.
Overall, if you’re looking for an inexpensive richly hued shade of liquid liner do check out the new Milani Infinite range, I’m positive liquid liners fans will love ‘em and brand new folks can take advantage of an inexpensive liquid liner that’s not hard on the wallet.
Even though I stink at lining with this medium I’m sticking a Muse Approval on ‘em for purchase, good stuff!
P.S. I’m ever so tempted to try them as an all over lid color, is that terribly weird?