The Muse has a deep, affectionate relationship with MAC Technakohl.
It’s possibly one of my favorite pencils from MAC and works like such a dream. But, ado, everything is not always perfect in Technakohl land.
Is it me or does it irritate the population terribly that Technakohl wears down so quickly? I actually find the product useless once it’s worn down to a stubby little smidgelet of a pencil. The sharp even edge that I loved so much is worn down within three or four uses and basically after that I only get proper use out of my Technakohl by using it on my waterline as it no longer has that sharp, precise tip that I so dearly loved lining my upper lash line with!
All in agreement say I!
But of COURSE the Muse was fairly excited to see the Sephora Brand Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner for $12 USD…ooooo cheaper than Technakohl…but guess what else?
Not only is the design pretty much the same but the dreamy, creamy formula looks the same too but guess what else!?
A built-in sharpener to keep your pencil tip extra sharp and crisp for lining and defining for months to come! Ahhh blessed relief. Question remains is the formula just as good as MAC Tecnakohl? If so, count the Muse happy that someone finally figured out a sharpener was in order!
Oh by the way….how about a smudge tip too? Sephora thought of it all with this one kids!
Good on ya Sephora! MAC failed to remember it but you didn’t!
Yay or Nay?
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The Muse thinks anything named Yu-Be and has been around for 50 years in Japan has to be awesome by default right?
One of Japan’s most trusted skincare lines in Japan, Yu-Be has been used for over 50 years. The idea of Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream is to address an entire slew of skin care problems. Parched Lips, ragged cuticles, cracked heels, and even diaper rash, Yu-Be has you covered. This gentle, glycerin-based formula is enriched with vitamin E, B2, and camphor to soothe even the driest and irritated of skin types.
Sounds like super balm right?
It’s actually quite awesome. It does exactly what it promises in aces. The formula is a thick, yellow cream that has a medicine, menthol smell that goes away quickly. The cream absorbs fairly quickly and does sooth extra dry skin however it is a tad bit on the greasy side which could be a deal breaker for some. Personally I didn’t mind the greasy feel since it did such an amazing job healing my dry skin which is much like skin on of an Elephant during the cold Winter months.
I generally liked the idea of such a multitasking moisturizing and have been tucking it into my purse to use on my cuticles during work hours as I’m one for picking at my nails until they bleed! Gross! This successfully softens the skin around my nails which causes me to be less obsessive about picking my hang nails.
It works great on my rough elbows and knees and particularly well at making and keeping my feet nice and smooth after a pedi!
Overall, it’s def on my list for repurchase when I run out! Really liked this one and Muse Approving it for purchase as it’s well worth checking out for anyone who suffers from dry, cracking skin in the Winter or anytime!
Learn more about Yu-Be products or to purchase by visiting www.yu-be.com
What? Waterproof coverage? Ok, I’m in!
A light makeup mousse that hides imperfections and leaves skin silky and matte all day….conceals, disguises, and perfects skin and oh hai it’s waterproof!
Yes, well the idea of waterproof coverage definitely appeals to this Muse plus all that talk of super coverage gets me hyper. I’m willing to spend $24.50 USD if it does what it promises!
Review coming soon!
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The Muse deems that you can feel pretty just not witty and wise when you use the new Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick.
Sorry, pretty, witty, AND wise are reserved for the Muse…you understand right? Still friends? What? I have to have some perks…I’m the Muse after all!
The Body Shop Spring Collection slowly won over this Muse’s heart and she’s actually pretty pleased with the brand new body Shop RoseFlower Radiance Stick. Not only does it come housed in a pretty rose patterned case but it also makes the Muse feel all flirty, girlish, and Spring-like by touching the Muse’s cheeks with hints of rosy shimmer!
The RoseFlower Radiance Stick smells like a fresh bouquet of roses which just tickles my inner Victorian’ side, can’t help it I adore scented products. The stick is way to sheer to work on it’s own unless you happen to be blessed with naturally pink cheeks however it works fantastically as a beautiful highlighter when paired up with a sweet pink blush. A touch on your cheeks will create a glowing, slightly shimmery effect that highlights and softens your makeup look.
If you like the look of luminescent, healthy skin this is the ticket. I liked the effect especially paired up with Benefit Posietint
as it created a fresh, highlighted cheek look that was pretty and quite natural looking on my skin. I think it’ll make a brilliant Spring makeup item when I’m working a more natural look. The texture is creamy and moisturizing and it blends easily into the skin drying down to a powder finish. The shimmery effect could prove too much for some but is easily toned down by blending with a blush brush. You can also use a touch on your your eye lids for a soft pink shadow or a hint on your brow bone to highlight your eyes!
Overall, I thought The Body Shop RoseFlower Radiance Stick made a rather great little addition to my Spring makeup collection and I’m looking forward to creating some pink cheeked looks using it!
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The entire Body Shop RoseFlower Makeup Collection is currently on sale so do visit www.thebodyshop-usa.com to take advantage!
There is something so terribly brilliant about a perfume that comes housed in a cigar box….
The Muse adores uniquely glamorous beauty finds and the Dianne Brill Ea de Parfum successfully gives glamour a new name…oh and it comes housed in a cigar box….bloody brilliant!
Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum is the Muse’s newest signature scent. Decadent, wicked, and glam all come to mind when I spray myself with this incredible perfume.
Housed in a keepsake cigar box with faux Cuban-seal, the packaging alone should steal your heart and make you think of the treasures that lays within. Opening the box you’re presented with a uniquely shaped bottle reminiscent of feminine curves, holding a peach liqueur colored parfum.
Explaining what Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum smells like will prove difficult but the Muse is always up for a challenge. Considering that the perfume will react strongly with your body chemistry and temperature chances are you’ll experience several scents throughout the day. This normally starts out smoky on my skin and deepens into a warm spiciness with hints of smoke, clove, wood, and musk. As it dries down the spice remains but mellows out and creates a certain sweetness that slowly takes over the fragrance and creates a hazy smoky spice as your body temperature rises through the day. It’s a tad masculine but the feminine side dominates to create an irresistible sexy scent that has an air of playfulness.
The scent’s glamorous side of the blend reminds me of Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, or some long forgotten pin up girl. It also manages to evoke the smell of a smoky burlesque club with notes of cigar smoke and hints of expensive perfume.
It’s truly unique and for lack of a better word, gorgeous. I was very deeply impressed and moved by the blend. It wears extremely well and makes you feel sexy and seductive. The throw is wonderful and the linger goes on for ages. The scent will last all day as it obviously contains a healthy dose of perfume oil. One or two sprays will get you through the day and into the evening without a hiccup in between.
At $96 USD it’s not cheap but it’s price tag is well worth it as it’s simply beautiful. The packaging is charming and sophisticated and the scent is stunning.
Truly a keeper.
If you like unique blends that you can call your own and will have people asking, “What ever are you wearing!?” then Dianne Brill Eau de Parfume is for you. This easily replaces my love of Agent Provocateur, move over Mama has a new best friend! If you’re a fan and lover of the Agent Provocateur perfume line this is just as incredible maybe even more so!
The Muse likey. Alot! This one comes with my highest approval for purchase. You must try it for yourself.
Learn more about Dianne Brill and her full cosmetic collection at www.diannebrill.com
Purchase her line at Beauty Habit