Shills Wildberry Lip Balm Review

I recently came across Shills Wildberry Lip Balm and decided to give it a whirl as the price was right and a Muse can never have too many balms!


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Shills, as far as the Muse knows, is a brand that’s sold exclusively via a website called Pay Easy. The site is a Taiwanese site that sells a few other brands aside from Shills. Shills is kinda a cop off of Benefit as their packaging is pretty much the same, the concept of the products, etc……very, very cute stuff but very much a dupe of what Benefit offers. I’ll be doing a few reviews of Shill products over the next few weeks so stay tuned.

At $149TWD Shills Lipbalm in Wildberry isn’t going to break the bank but after using the product it’s pretty much money I lost as the quality isn’t so great.

The balm doesn’t promise any bells and whistles and no worries you won’t be getting any either. Aside from it’s sweet packaging the balm itself is a total let down. The balm comes housed in small white plastic tube with a cute decal that features all sorts of berries on it. Inside is a pink balm that can be applied to lips. The balm itself is quite a nice texture as it’s firm and has just the right moisturizing benefits. Although it feels quite moist it applies very waxy and settles onto lips without every fully absorbing. I suppose I can’t rant too much about it absorbing considering it is a balm and balms have a tendency to lay on the lips but the waxy feeling is unforgivable for me as it just feels terribly gross on my lips. I was quite disappointed in the taste and even the smell for that matter…wildberry? What happened to all the wildberries? It has a very, very, very faint scent that’s kinda sorta berryish but aside from that nothing. It doesn’t taste like berries either but more like a waxy plastic taste.

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I suppose I can make proper use of this when I have severe chapped lips but honestly for everyday use I’ll probably skip. The box supposedly says it contains a high unit of shea butter but for me it just felt like rubbing candle wax on my lips.

Big thumbs down.

No likey!

If you’re interested you can find it on E-bay for around $9.99 USD but honestly I would SO not pay that insane price. If you have friends in Taiwan you can ask them to pick it up for you for retail but I’d avoid it, not worth the trouble at all!

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Stash Spotlight: Benefit Powders

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The Muse has successfully collected all the Benefit Powders aside from 10. I’ve no idea why I never purchased 10 but it’s def on my to buy before I die list. Aside from 10 I have virtually all the powders even ones that aren’t always so suitable for my skin (Hoola…eep!).

I dunno if it’s the packaging or the awesome quality but I sure do love them!

Jump ahead to view my stash!

For a really long time Benefit Dandelion was my absolute fav of the powders and than along came Benefit Thrrrob which quickly replaced it in my heart and on my favorite list. But without a doubt as of now and possibly always (unless Benefit tops this release) Benefit Coralista is thee most awesome of the Benefit Powder releases.

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With the release of Benefit Coralista I think they opened a brand new door for the powder collection and I sincerely hope and pray they embrace the idea of Coralista and use it to make more great powders. If you haven’t tried Coralista yet the Muse highly suggest grabbing some.

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All in all the Muse sure is mighty proud of her little stockpile of Benefit Powders!

Which Benefit Powders do you own?

Which are your favs?

Tell the Muse!

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Product Musings: Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Azure

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When I recently mused about Bare Minerals Glimmer many of you were quick to chime in about a favorite shade of mine that was pictured in one of my photos.

Azure.

Ahhh Azure truly a great Glimmer if ever the Muse seen one!

Although many Bare Escentual Glimmers are gorgeous I have a special place in my heart for Azure. Truly a versatile color that works fantastically well with greens to create a perfect popping eye look. A wash of Azure over your lids is sure to create plenty of conversation on “whatever is that color?”

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Is it blue? Is it blue-green? Is it teal? Is it aqua?

It’s Azure and stunning to say the least.

Tried and true favorite for the Muse!

Love Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Azure?

Own it?

What do you cocktail it with?

Tell the Muse!

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Sephora Brand Harmony Trio Bronzer Apricot

Remember the old Sephora Harmony Trio Bronzers?

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Somewhere deep in the realms of my makeup pile, Sephora Harmony Trio Bronzers in Rose and Bronze lay in peace.

Lord knows the Muse recalls purchasing ‘em but for the life of her she can’t remember using them! After a while she just got tired of them even thought she used them once at the very most.

However….

Have you freaking seen the new Sephora Bronze Harmony Trio in Apricot? Hello Spring!

Sephora Brand Harmony Trio Bronzer in Apricot is looking mighty fine me thinks!

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Dare I say the bright rose, orange, and gold shimmering shades aren’t fitting in with the name “harmony bronzer”…oh no…these are something special, something more…!

The shades are so Spring-friendly and remind this Muse of candy! I likey, might I have one now please? Count me curious…this may very well make it onto my wish list soon!

Whatcha think?

Have the old trios?

Loves ‘em?

Loving Apricot?

Tell the Muse!

Available now from those crazy kids at Sephora.

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Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick

Nothing gets me in the mood like seeing fellow geek Ely Kim get his groove on!


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The Muse was dancing like this when she noticed that Neiman Marcus has updated it’s website with the new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick!

Jump ahead to hear (but not see her dance) about the Muse’s excitement!

It’s ok to get excited about things like this:

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One part pretty, two parts pink, a touch of shimmer, and a whole lot of beautiful…mix it all together and come out with the new Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick!

Is this love or what?

The perfect cool pink shimmer for Spring sure to brighten your face up and make it glow and glisten. Highlights with touches of pink and platinum gives your face a modern edge…or a robotic one which ever tickles your fancy!

The Muse needs it that much she knows but she’s left wondering…is this new collection exclusive to Neiman Marcus or will it be launching everywhere?

Whatever the case may be she feels her wallet screaming in protest…and delight…

Dance, baby, dance!

Can’t wait?

Grab it at Neiman’s now!

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