There’s something terribly darling about perfume solids that come packaged in a nut…
The Cream Perfume Company looks to nature to create it’s unique organic line of cream perfumes. Each tiny perfume solid is packaged in a environmentally friendly Canadian birch jar that looks like half of an acorn shell! Genius packaging the Muse thinks.
Unlike many mass-produced perfumes that contain large quantities of ethanol and water, The Cream Perfume Company makes a highly hydrating product that’s made up of 20% parfum blend, 63% moisturizing sweet almond oil, and 15% beeswax. All these ingredients come together to create a beautiful green friendly perfume that’s portable, travel friendly, long wearing, and most important, sweet!
Although the Muse isn’t a fan of perfume solids she must say that she thought these were terribly adorable and well worth checking out as the scent morphs and wears very well. For some unknown reason I was thinking these were creams when I first seen them advertised on Sephora but when I got my shipment I was quite relieved that they were a solid perfume as the idea of a cream didn’t sound like it would hold fragrance well.
Although they are a solid perfume it doesn’t stop the formula from being quite moisturizing and fast absorbing onto skin. I did fear my skin would suck the fragrance up completely and I’d be left with little to no throw but surprised am I that a few dabs here and there lasts for hours on end. The scents are unique in that they morph and become stronger as your body temperature rises, this also allows the notes in the parfum to become deeper, stronger, or even to separate and create an entirely new scent. For example when I started out wearing Ylang Ylang this morning it was a soft floral but as the day progressed it became more of a sweet candy blend on me! Interesting to say the least.
Nuts Cream Perfume is available in 10 scents that range from flirty florals to sweet fruity blends and beyond. There’s a little something for everyone in the collection and you’re sure to find that perfect scent that’s especially about you.
I tried out Raspberry des champs, Ylang Ylang d’amore, and Mango poudré.
My favorite of the three is unquestionably Mango poudré due to it’s sweet, fruitiness. The notes include mango, cassis, jasmin, candy sugar accord, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla. I don’t get any musk or sandalwood from it but the mango is quite strong and the candy sugar accord obviously adds a twang to the blend as it comes through clearly and makes the mango note twice as intense. It dries down to a wicked fruitiness but the cassis kicks in slightly as well which creates an interesting effect. I think for the most part the sweetness of the blend was my downfall.
Ylang Ylang d’amore was a delightful surprise as I wasn’t sure I’d like it. It’s a mix of ylang ylang, mandarin, jasmine, apricot, cerdarwood, orange flower, patchouli, and musk. Thankfully the patchouli DOES not dominate the blend. It’s quite mysterious and with a strong base of ylang ylang but plenty of the jasmine and cerdarwood come through as well. I wouldn’t call it a floral as it’s too unique for that label. Quite nice and different.
Raspberry des champs is a mixture of raspberry accord and bitter almonds with rosewood, mimosa, rose, and vanilla. Plenty of raspberry in this with hints of rose and vanilla that come out to play as it wears on. I’m not getting the almonds but I get a tiny hint of mimosa. It’s dominate note of raspberry makes it fruity but it’s other notes make it unique.
Each blend lasted quite a few hours and you may get through an entire day using these depending on your body chemistry. For me I get about 4-5 hours of wear before I touch up a bit with a dab here and there. I place a bit on my wrists, behind my knees, on my the back of my neck, behind my ears, etc…..The scent does linger quite nicely and has a decent throw, enough so that your friends or colleagues will ask what you’re wearing. I’m particularly loving these for the travel value as airlines are so terribly strict lately! Pop a few of these in your train case and you’re good for travel plus quite a few of the scents available are wonderfully tropical (good for those getaways to the Caribbean)!
All in all Nuts Cream Perfume are really a cute product and I’ll definately be indulging further in the line. I see Melon d’eau making it’s way into my shopping cart soon! If you’re a lover of organic lines this is by far a wonderfully green friendly product.
Nuts Cream Perfume is a new brand at Sephora and some of the line can be purchased there however I highly recommend going to the source and visiting www.kaponga.com to learn more about the brand and do your purchasing as it has the entire collection available for purchase!
Nuts Cream Perfume are Muse Approved for purchase! The Muse is loving these cute little jars of fragrance.
Green goes glam with the new Cargo Plant Love Cosmetics Collection! Cargo’s Plant Love Collection is one of the few organic/natural lines I’ve tried that’s actually really, really good.
Normally I find that collections that embrace their green friendly side end up forsaking quality but I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the items I tried out from the line.
Jump ahead to hear my review!
The entire Plant Love Collection is natural in origin including it’s packaging. Plant Love is free of parabens, phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic dyes, and fragrances. The packaging on each item is made from polylatic acid which is a polymer made up entirely from corn! Soak the box from your purchase in water and plant it! It’s embedded with wildflower seeds. Pretty cool right?
I’m honestly not a fond fan of bronzer as you may already know from reading my past reviews however I’ve taken baby steps to embrace the bronzer world. When I tried out Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origin Bronzer I was a bit skeptical and worried as the shade isn’t particularly flattering in the pan. The color is a dull brown without a hint of shimmer, you know that the Muse minus shimmer is never a pretty event. However, I felt determined to give this a try and I was quite pleasantly surprised and shocked how much I loved it.
The shade is actually quite natural, sheer, and easy to blend. I actually used it conjunction with a tiny bit of my Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot. I applied a bit of the Rouge Pot to my cheeks and topped it with this. The bronzer deepened the rouge and created a very soft focused, healthy, glowing look. This is made with natural terracotta ingredients minus harmful parabens. Considering the product is so sheer it creates a glow rather than going overboard into the land of Oompa Loompa as some bronzers are known to do. I liked the overall effect and I’m actually delighted that I liked it so much.
Now the real star of the show are the Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origins Eye Shadow. Oh. My. God. So good. You really need to try these out. They blend like an absolute dream! The formula is so light yet manages to have sincerely great color payoff. The shadow glides onto the eye beautifully well and blends perfectly. I tried a few colors which I’ll review for you in a second post but the shade I was most in love with was Parakeet which was a beautiful orangy copper with a nice shimmer finish. The shade is ideal for a warm Summer look.
The last product I tried was the Plant Love Lipstick. Two dollars from every sale of the lipstick sale benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The formula of the lipstick is paraben-free which makes it a great find however I wasn’t too captivated by the formula. It has great color pigmentation and gives a nice rich color to lips however the texture was a tad bit too hard for me and didn’t feel too moisturizing on my lips. However, considering how natural it is I do think its well worth a repurchase. The shade I tried was Sagarmatha, a rosy taupe shade.
For my look below I used the Plant Love Bronzer on my cheeks, forehead, and face. On my eyes I’m using Plant Love Eyeshadow in Parakeet and on my lips I have on Plant Love Lipstick in Sagarmatha. I’m looking quite like Summer in the dead of Winter but I just loved how the look came out overall thanks to the great effect of the bronzer and the beautiful shade of shadow!
All in all I think the line is pretty incredible and well worth checking out for yourself especially if you’re “green” friendly. Although it’s quite natural and organic it doesn’t forsake quality in anyway. After trying out a few pieces I’m wanting to get to Sephora to explore further!
Cargo Plant Love is available now from Sephora or visit www.cargocosmetics.com for further info!
The Cargo Plant Love Collection is Muse Approved for purchase! Loves it!
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Tried the Plant Love Makeup line?
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The Muse thinks we should all sign a petition and ask MAC to freaking bring back Firespot! Too many makeup junkies have not experienced the beauty and joys of Firespot, blasphemy!
The Muse has an orange eyeshadow here and there. She also owns a few peaches, a few bronzes, and a coral or two, and other wonderful shades that fall into the “orange” category. But she’s never quite run across such a stunning, pigmented shade of pure orange flame like MAC Firespot.
Upon it’s release with the MAC Moonbathe Collection it sold out uber quickly. I was lucky to get one at the time as I was a week to late hauling Moonbathe as I recall it.
It’s possibly the most prettiest shade I’ve come across and quite reminds me of a flame of a fire. It’s extremely pigmented and works amazingly well with golds to create a gorgeous Summery eye look!
Can we please has it back now MAC?
How about you?
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The Muse knows she’s not alone in thinking that their is something so very wonderful about lipgloss!
Go on now, you know you simply adore it.
Jump ahead to reflect on some reviews that’s are all about the lips!
The Muse thinks kawaii and gloss is a marriage most divine so of course she was all about Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss from Japan.
Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss Review
Christmas was extra special when the Muse discovered that diamonds and gloss could come together in a gorgeous piece of bling!
Isadora Diamond Gloss Ring Review
From Korea (and Etude House) with Love, the Muse was all about the newest Etude House plumping gloss!
Etude House Plumping Lip Tint Review
The gods graced the Muse (and makeup junkies everywhere) with the awesomeness of Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss this past Fall! Bless be!
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Only the good die young so might as well sin with Lipstick Queen!
Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore LipGloss Review
Why choose when you can have a slew of variety? Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss set was all about choices!
Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift Set Review
Rule the recession with budget friendly gloss from Mark!
Mark Glossblossom Lipgloss Review
Part two of my Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review is upcoming so best get cracking and start reflecting on part one!
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review and Swatches
The Muse finally admits that every cosmetic purchase she makes from Japan isn’t always a great one!
Shiseido Maquillage Diamond Tear Gloss Review
The Muse couldn’t pull off MAC Binge Slimshine but she found an alternative that worked well!
NARS Lipgloss in Revolt Review
Armani and the Muse are BFF’s especially when she was loving all over lip wax a few months ago!
Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review
It’s not always about gloss! How about Lip Stain too?
Pixi Lip Blush Review
Hope you enjoyed reflecting on lip products today!
Tell the Muse some of your fav lip products!
I sincerely love Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Body Double Mists
with a passion. They smell so scrumptious!
So of course I was completely excited to see that they extended the line recently and are now featuring Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Wash.
The new body wash comes in Candy, Juiced Berry, Coconut Craze, Honey Do, Slice of Heaven, and Appletini.
You can use these as a shower gel, bubble bath, or shampoo a la Philosophy 3-in-1’s! Awesome right? Plus they are priced at 3 for $25 USD so you won’t break the bank too much by indulging!
I seriously do NOT need another shower gel but lord knows I really want to haul some of these.
Anyone with me?
Tired ‘em already?
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