The Muse’s 10 Must Have Beach Bag Essentials

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The weather isn’t quite right yet for the beach or the pool sigh. If you live in New York you’ll understand exactly what I mean as it’s not much of a Summer here in the Big Apple. However, this doesn’t stop me from thinkin’ up what I need for my beach bag or in my case pool bag as the Muse doesn’t do the beach to well (seaweed, sand, eek!).

So here’s a few items that are making a starring appearance inside my beach bag this Summer!

Everyone wants beach hair, everyone. Tousled, windblown locks that are soft, seductive, and sexy. Indeed, beach hair is where it’s at! A great item to toss in your beach bag for a full head of alluring hair would be Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist, smells just like tropics plus I just really dig on the name.

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When you’re at the beach or pool you want clean, natural makeup that wears well and wears long. Morgen Schick Cheek and Lip Stain is my go to for long wearing color on my cheeks which is waterproof and incredibly flattering for a sunkissed glow!


If you’re at the beach and you’ve SPF’ed yourself to death as is the Muse’s routine you probably won’t get much of a tan but you can flatter your pale white skin with hints of iridescent pink on face, eyes, and cheeks with a dollop of Eyeko Cream!

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Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers used to be my all time favorite lip treatment. Don’t overlook these little tubes of pigmented joy for a Summer lip look that’s natural and laced with SPF.

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Keep your hair conditioned and protected from the sun with Blossom Under Cover Conditioning Mist with SPF. Frizz be gone!

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Eyeko Face Off Wipes aren’t great for removing a full load of face makeup but they are nice for toting around in your purse and freshening up your face with. Each box contains 10 individually wrapped wipes!

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A little touch up of cooling mist for your face is always a pleasure when sitting out in the hot sun. Pack up some Evian Mist in the travel friendly can to mist your skin with to keep it fresh and dewy!

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I’m the first one to admit that Loccitane Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance tends to not linger very long however I find that in the Summer heat it manages to give off a very subtle, fresh lemony scent that I find rather ideal for beach or pool lazying!


Give your face a kiss of sun with Eyeko Face Tint! Amps up your Summer tan or gives your pale white skin a touch of Summer sun.

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Hope you enjoyed my picks for hauling in my beach bag this Summer!

What are some items you stash in your beach bag?

Tell the Muse!

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mark Mists Juicy Body Fragrance

Oooo I want the new mark Mists Juicy Body Fragrances! They look darling!

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Jump for the deets!

Juicy Peach, Luscious Mango, Tangerine Squeeze, and Very Watermelon sound absolutely heavenly in a body mist! I’m such a fan of fruity fragrances in the Summer and these sound just the thing.

The catch?

They are $10 bucks each and only 3.2 oz in size.

Mark what in the world are you thinking? You guys are known for fun, inexpensive beauty finds. Why such a high price tag guys!?

For this price I can go to Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works and get triple the size for less!

Loves ‘em but will skip on that price tag!

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Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer Review

Ahhh camouflage doesn’t the word just get you excited when discussing eye concealer? Gets me all hyped that maybe this is the concealer that will change my life and just hide everything sad that’s going on under my eyes as I get older. Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer sounds exciting enough! Camouflage my dark circles maybe? How about my puffy under eye area? My fine lines?

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Hmm let’s check it out to see!

Been a while since I mused concealers hasn’t it? Might as well start the day right with Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer. Let’s see what this is all about. This particularly concealer has just about everything I look for in a concealer lately. A nice creamy formula, great pigmentation, a nice hygienic squeeze tube, indeed all good traits.

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Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer has a nice creamy formula however it does feel slightly runny which I’m not a fan of but overlooking that I can appreciate how pigmented it is. It conceals quite well but do keep in mind I don’t have insane dark circles and for the most part I use concealer to brighten and freshen my under eye circles while using it to conceal puffiness and fine lines. It blends quite nicely and settles nicely into place however after less than an hour it started creeping into fine lines and creasing badly. Yak! No likey!

Although it manages to have a decent creamy formula and good pigmentation the fact that it settles into my fine lines so quickly makes it a deal breaker for me. I think if my eyes were a bit younger I’d probably make better use of this but since my eyes are growing older I need something that doesn’t crease or cake.

This one I sadly didn’t love. Decent enough but definitely not a love.

Anyone a fan?

What’s your fav concealers?

Tell the Muse!

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Jelly Pong Pong Wakeup Makeup Palette Review

The Muse isn’t a morning person. Ugh oh my god I am so not a morning person. I’m more of a night owl and when morning comes I’m all about yanking those covers over my head and pressing snooze a few dozen times! This all means that I can use as much concealer and other makeup to make me as presentable as possible in the morning because I’m left looking rough at 5 am!

Which is why I’m enjoying Jelly Pong Wakeup Makeup Palette. It’s a nifty little palette I got with the Jelly Pong Pong Deluxe Gift Bags I recently ordered and told you about. Although I didn’t make proper use of the complete palette, I’ll tell you why in a sec, I thought some of the items in the palette were rather brilliant!

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Check it after the jump!

This chic little palette is quite user friendly for brightening up my entire complexion and getting me looking fresh and awake in the morning. The kit includes an eye brightener, a face brightener, 3 eyebrow shades, tweezers, and a brow brush. The kit is $27.50 and sadly too much for me to dish out for if I was purchasing it separately but since I got it with the gift bag I don’t feel too ripped off. Reason I’m not loving the price is because I’ll make absolutely no use out of the eyebrow shades as my brows are already dark and full enough. However, if your brows are thinner and need a little filling the kit is awesome.

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Even though the eyebrow shades weren’t of much use to me I thought the face and eye brighteners were brilliant. The eye brightener isn’t extremely pigmented but it still manages to create a nice illusion of a well rested Muse. A tiny touch is all I need to wake my eyes up and make them look nice and fresh. I wouldn’t consider this a concealer so don’t expect it to hide away dark circles or other under eye woes however it does offer a slight brightening effect. This is great to use maybe after concealer or as a little touch up through the day or when you are using minimal makeup. A little goes a long way as it does have a slight iridescent finish kinda like Lorac Double Feature Concealer. The face brightener is equally as nice as it does create a nice freshness to my skin. The result is very subtle, nothing wow aspiring but I rather like how it makes my skin look fresher particularly after a long day when I’m not wanting to redo all my makeup, a little touch of this and I’m looking nice once again!

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Overall, the palette is rather nice if you think you’d make proper use of everything in it. For me it was a tad wasteful as I’m only really getting use from the face and eye brightener and possibly the tweezers. Maybe if they did a palette with just the two creamy brighteners that would be worthy of a purchase from me!

Anyone snag a deluxe bag?

Loving on it?

Tell the Muse!

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WANT IT: Fresh Rose Fresh Face Primer

Well gee I must be asleep because I didn’t notice that Fresh recently introduced a new primer to their collection. I was in Atlantic City this past weekend and while at the Bluemercury Apothecary Spa I came across Fresh Rose Fresh Face Primer.

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Read ahead for the deets!

This is the third release of primer from Fresh with High Noon and Twilight already a part of the collection. Although Fresh Rose Primer could easily be mistaken for Fresh Twilight at a glance and perhaps considered a dupe rest assured in texture and formula they are considerably different. I have Fresh Twilight and it’s an iridescent finish that casts a highlight on cheeks and face. After swatching Fresh Rose I was quite delighted that it was simply a white, fresh smelling primer that absorbed easily without leaving behind a finish of any kind.

Where as High Noon and Twilight cast a glow to skin Rose simply lays the foundation for a fresh, dewy face that you can follow up with makeup or just enjoy au natural.

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I didn’t buy it as I had already indulged too much that day at the Spa but I’m thinking it made end up in my basket shortly. It’s available at Fresh’s site right now if you find you’re yearning for it after reading this.

Anyone a lover of Fresh primers?

Which ones?

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