Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation Review

Several days ago the Muse was ohh’ing and ahh’ing over the cuteness that is Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation. It was so tiny and so cute I couldn’t resist snagging one for myself.


Sure am happy I did check out why after the jump!

The Muse’s last experience with Laura Geller wasn’t particularly great. She makes an incredible line of products but for some reason I’m always pushing them to the back burner after trying a powder out a year or two ago and finding it very chalky. The chalky episode prevented me from indulging in anything else ever after that.

When I seen the Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation I loved the packaging so much (and the price, hello $24 bucks) that I decided to indulge. Baked to Go is simply a smaller version of Laura Geller’s popular Balance N Brighten Foundation (this happens to be the product that I experienced chalky bliss with). Count me scared to try this but I couldn’t resist. I’m glad I did purchase it as it’s rather fabulous and all the promises of lightening, brightening, and erasing dullness are all true.


The formula of the powder is mineral oil and paraben-free which is always a plus for those on ingredient watch. The powder creates a super flawless even coverage that brightens up my skin and removes dullness. It’s funky how they designed the packaging as the powder is just a mini baked powder slapped into a spring-fed case which has a removable sponge applicator. Twist open and plenty of product is distributed on the brush so you can easily blend onto face. The product is plenty pigmented that one twist should give you plenty of coverage.


Indeed, as promised it works great as a foundation but I prefer it as a finishing powder or a touch up powder through out the day simply due to it’s wear. It needs a touch up within 2-3 hours of application so I really can’t enjoy it as a foundation as it doesn’t last long enough without having to reapply in between. It’s rather ideal for toting to work and doing a fresh up with as it brightens up any signs of tired, dull skin and creates a nice flawless finish.

It only comes in two shades so I’m unsure if I’d bother recommending it for anyone with skin darker than fair or medium fair.

All in all I absolutely loved this. It’s incredibly travel friendly and does delightful things to my complexion!

Big Muse Approval for purchase.

Get yours at QVC by typing in item number A87995.

Loves it!

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Shiseido SpotCover Foundation Review

Ok, so you need coverage. You need to conceal those dark circles, mask that evil pimple popping up on your chin, and rid yourself of possible acne scarring. No worries, the Muse is on the case with Shiseido SpotCover Foundation.


Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound while concealing all your problem areas Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is exactly what the Muse wanted and hoped for from Erase Paste. Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is from the FT Shiseido line of products available in Japanese drugstores. This branch of Shiseido is not available within the US but can be located on a few online shops.


Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is a multitasking product for concealing or as a base makeup item. It’s extremely thick and very pigmented. If you have alot to hide this would be your go to product for making your skin look beautiful again.

For concealing under eye circles it works a treat but it’s a tad too heavy. It’s heavily pigmented so it pretty much covers everything up, I imagine it could possibly cover tattoos with proper blending skills. Although it works incredible under my eyes I did notice it settled into fine lines easily and dried out my eyes a tiny bit. In it’s defense I will say my eyes are getting to a point where I have to be extra careful what I use under them due to my age (yes the Muse is fairly old now). The formula is an interesting combination of being creamy and slightly whipped. It blends well enough when using on the face although a tiny little bit goes a very long way. I can’t stress enough how very thick this so if you do indulge please use caution during application.


The product retails in Japan for 1,200 yen but I discovered it for a nice deal on my favorite site iMomoko for $14.99 USD so that was quite a good deal. Rather than yammer to friends in Japan to get it for me I just dished out the $14.99 as that’s a rather good price and not too heavily jacked up from retail.

The Muse thinks you’d like this if:

  • You love thick, heavy foundations and concealers.
  • You have alot to hide and you need a pigmented foundation/concealer to hide it all.

I’d like to love this product but the thickness of the formula prevents me from really enjoying it as it’s a tad too much. I’m going to revisit it though over the next few weeks and see if end up loving it. Definitely a good find for anyone who desires full on coverage.

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NYX 50% Off Coupon Code


The Muse today you about NYX’s Anniversary Sale a several days ago. Well, today is the big day!

50% Off everything at NYX starting at 10AM PST and ending on May 5th so get your credit cards out and start making your list. Coupon code is NYX50

I’m trying to make out a list as I don’t have a ton of NYX and just thought I’d dabble a bit.

Tell me what I should be hauling!

Speak to me!

Go make your list.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow


There isn’t anyone else the Muse would trust to waterproof her makeup than good old Make Up For Ever. For Make Up For Ever it’s all about keeping makeup fresh, kicking, and in place as the warm, humid weather sets in.

For example take the brand new Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, absolutely not budging or going anywhere, anytime soon.

Darker than night, Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow is a creamy, long lasting formula to create the perfect smoky eye. Use it as a base for shadows or to line and define eyes for an ultra sultry sexy cat eye. This shadow is incredibly pigmented and waterproof to boot so no worries when diving into the pool this Summer, your liner isn’t going anywhere!

All is well on the Make Up For Ever front for Summer but umm….dearest MUFE can’t we has more colors now? One shade sure makes for a boring Summer…..!

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Wash Review


After yammering on and freaking on and on about how much I wanted Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Washes, the Muse finally caved and hauled ‘em all!

While the Muse’s friend Kira shopped butt floss the Muse wandered over to the Victoria’s Secret body care section and started stocking up on the brand new Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Washes in dozens, ok not dozens but almost, try half a dozen, what? I can’t just choose scent. Come on people I’m the Muse for crying out loud. Since the washes were 3 for $25 and there happened six that turned into the lucky number of the night. But have no fear my entire haul cost a mere $34 and change as I used my handy dandy 20% Off coupon plus I had a coupon that came in the mail for $10 off and finally I had a gift card with a whopping $9 bucks on it! Score! So each cost me less than $6 bucks or so.


Obviously I haven’t had a chance to use all of them but I just got out of the shower not 10 minutes ago after using Honey Do and the Muse likey! They smell quite strong and multitask as a shower gel, bubble bath, and shampoo. I used it as a shower gel and shampoo, now my hair is smelling all fruitylicious.

The scents I got were:

  • Coconut Craze
  • Appletini
  • Honey Do
  • Slice of Heaven
  • Juiced Berry
  • Candy, Baby

Coconut Craze is quite a nice tropical coconut blend but has a touch of headache inducing car air freshener scent if that makes sense at all. Appletini is nice and sweet, fruity, and has a nice tart round out. Honey Do is fresh, sweet, and smells very much like a cool melon. Juiced Berry is my favorite as it’s a nice fruity berry smell. Candy, Baby is a nice cotton candy vanilla like scent. And finally Slice of Heaven is a very nice sweet vanilla blend.


Compared to other 3-in-1’s such as BBW’s and Philosophy, these are def up there as a good decent wash and shampoo. They are extra strong smelling and moisturizing. All in all it makes the shower experience a sweet one. Likey!

Well worth checking out and Muse Approved for purchase!

Loves ‘em!

20% Off Coupon is still ongoing so head over and print it out to use in store or online.

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