Etsy Musings: Beautiful Twists Steals and Deals

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Just a quickie update from my latest Etsy Musings, Beautiful Twist. Ella is offering everyone who orders an extra free lip balm with their order. w00t! So if you haven’t already ordered you can take advantage of the offer by simply telling her about the offer in the order invoice during check out that way she can include your extra surprise balm.

Happy Hauling!

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Pixi Lip Booster Review

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Any chance you wanna revisit some Target goodies with me? How about a Pixi LipGloss?

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Jump ahead for it!

Ah meh! Up until now I’ve given Pixi a bum wrap for appearing at my local Target. I thought the line was simply too expensive to make a guest starring appearance at Target of all places. But it seems to be doing well and my prediction that it and the rest of the expensive lines would be in the clearance bin by now (NP, Jemma Kidd, Etc…) hasn’t come to pass. But goes to show that the Muse isn’t always right. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised these lines are doing so well considering that Sonia Kaschuk makes a killing at Target so why can’t Pixi and the rest do the same? Obviously, it’s really happening for these lines because I haven’t seen anything yet that hints at their demise although keep in mind they haven’t exactly added to these lines either since their original introduction. You’d think by now you’d see something new pop up for Spring or Summer…but ado it’s still making it’s own at Target.

Up until now I haven’t really liked much of what I tried from the lines but a few pieces have slipped by me such as the Pixi Lip Booster. This I can get on board with!

$18 USD, ouch Target (and Pixi) gets you a chubby tube of moisturizing lip gloss that plumps and conditions lips with a slightly sheer tint. Loves it. It’s a rather great formula of gloss that I really like. I believe I tried one of these year’s ago when Sephora was carrying most of the Pixi line but don’t quote me on that. I love the formula as it’s a nice thick gloss that definitely give lips a fuller look. If you’re looking for a plumping gloss without the sting this would work well although it’s not really plumping in my humblest but simply a thick gloss that gives a fuller lip look. It’s nice and glossy and leaves a high sheen behind with a tiny hint of color. There are several shades to choose from but I only tried one which was labeled no. 10 and is a nice red shade. Either over lipstick or on it’s own it’s great gloss although a tad expensive for picking up at Target.

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All in all a rather nice gloss and worth getting if you’re looking for a thick gloss to make lips look fuller but I’d avoid it if you aren’t keen on spending over $20 (taxes!) on a gloss at Target of all places.

What are your favs from Target’s “expensive” line of cosmetics?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Discovery: Philip B Hand & Body Creme Review

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The Muse recently discovered Philip B products and just had to share the joy! Philip B has an extensive line of products that cater to all parts of the body including hands, face, and hair. No spot left behind here peeps! I’ve been test driving a few bits from the line out this past week and I can honestly say I’m in love, with Philip B, hello gorgeous wanna go out sometime?

Oh wait sorry I did also mean the products, honest. Like the Philip B Hand and Body Creme, hello soft skin!

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Jump head for the good word!

The Muse loves products that are multitasking. Take for example the Philip B Hand & Body Creme. W00t! Simplify my moisturizing experience and I’ll heart you forever. One product that I can use on my hands or my body. Loves it!

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I tried our two of the hand & body cremes available one of which was the Philip B Cucumber & Blue Orchid Creme. Enriched with cucumber, vitamins A, B5, and E this one is fully loaded to tighten and strengthen your skin. Blue Orchid gives this interesting hand and body lotion a slightly floral smell but there is no question that the cool, crispness of cucumber definitely dominates here. The formula absorbs quickly and gives skin a nice, cool drink to keep it moist and nourished!

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I also tried out Philip B Lovin’ Hand & Body Creme which happens to be my favorite simply because for some odd reason or another it reminds me of McLovin’ I dunno must be my weird and twisted mind, my mind works in mysterious ways. But anyway! This one is a shea butter and coconut oil mix which is enriched with vitamins E and B5. I like this one best simply because it smells so lovely, not what you’d think McLovin’ would smell like by the very way. It’s quite crisp with a hint of green, fresh and floral-like. This is a tiny bit heavier when compared to the Cucumber and Blue Orchid Creme which could be it’s base of shea butter so it’s rather ideal for dry, chapped skin, pretty much perfect for me as my skin could use the extra McLovin’ after the harsh winter! Likey!

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All in all I think Philip B makes a rather great beauty discovery! The Muse never tried before and she’s liking what she’s trying so far. Next on my list is to get me some of that Philip B Chocolate Milk Body Creme, whoa!

Discover Philip B for yourself by visiting www.philipb.com

Go on and click you so know you want to get your McLovin’ on!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Shimmer Review

The Muse is a terrible highbrow highlighter. She tends to forget to attack her highbrow some time and add a bit of highlight to it so her eyes will really pop! Thank gawd for Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Shimmer, makes a Muse’s life easier.

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I dunno if I’m lazy or just forgetful but sometimes I do so forget to highlight my highbrow, ok so I forget alot of the time, sue me. I really should remember because I find it allows me to blend into my crease better if I highlight my highbrow after I’ve done my crease. It also lends a bit of pop to my eyes and completes the look fully. Since I’m such a laze doing this I’m ever so thankful for Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Shimmer which comes in a pencil with a creamy formula it makes me a little less forgetful and alot less likely to be lazy about taking care of my highbrow.

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The pencil isn’t only used for the highbrow though it lends a soft, satiny shimmer to not only eyes but cheeks and lips too if you so please. The convenient pencil makes it easy to swipe it wherever you need a little bit of highlighting. The shade is a soft sandy off gold with a nice hint of shimmer. It pretty much works with virtually all warm shades but a few cooler shades it might not pair up with as easily. I’m partial to how easy it blends out and creates just a nice cast of shimmer to my brow area. I haven’t yet used it on cheeks or lips but it’s become my go to for quickly highlighting my brow. Plus did I mention it’s available in one shade? No hard choices to make phew! You know the Muse she wants to buy every shade, this makes it easy for me.

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If you’re looking for a quick way to highlight check out Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Shimmer! Likey!

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Guerlain Summer 2009: Guerlain Summer Splash Collection

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Oh Guerlain you make me want to take a trip beyond the sea!


The Muse is hyperventilating over the new Guerlain Summer Splash Collection and can barely wait to get to a store to haul it all. It’s too pretty for mere words.

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Guerlain Summer Splash is an ode to the cool blue of the ocean and gorgeous golden sand of a beach. Pairing shimmering sandy gold shades with bright pops of teal, aqua, and ocean blue creates a beautiful Summer look that’s sure to please. The Muse is quite excited about the entire collection.

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For your face, Guerlain Terracotta Sun Illuminating Powder is a light powder with transparent particles of delicate pearly reflections to give a soft Summer glow.

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Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder is a palette of beige, ivory, and apricot to illuiminate your completion!

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Guerlain Summer Splash Eyeshadow Palette is an array of sandy shimmering golds with a pop of turquoise to mimic the beach and ocean, what a wonderful way to celebrate Summer!

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Guerlain Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl in Lagon Bleu the perfect shade of turquoise for a day at the beach!

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Complete your Summer look by engulfing your lashes in Bleu Cruise Guerlain Waterproof Mascara!

Also releasing is a new shade of Guerlain Single Eyeshadow which is not pictured here. Overall I’d say just about the entire collection is positively screaming my name. I love it! Rather stunning dontcha think?

Want it?

Hauling any for yourself?

Tell the Muse!

Review and swatches to come shortly!

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