Shills Diamond Girl BB Silkily Foundation Review


Is it a BB Cream? Is it a primer? One can’t be sure when it comes to Shills Diamond Girl BB Silkily Foundation. Ahh there in lays a clue…”silkily foundation” so that must mean it’s a foundation right?




Let’s find out!

Jump ahead for the deets!

If I’m honest with myself I’ll admit that Shills Diamond Girl BB Silkily Foundation is not a BB Cream, nor is it a foundation but it does happen to fall into the glorified primer category quite nicely.

What is it?

A refreshing and moisturizing tonic which regulates the skin’s PH and restores it’s uniform color.

I dunno that’s what the box says but don’t take my word for it take a look for yourself:



What is it really?

It’s a thick creamy white moisturizer with flecks of pearl that preps skin prior to foundation use. It’s extra thick which makes it a pain for blending in and absorbing easy but it sure will do the trick of filling pores if you’re looking for a good treatment to do so. The thick consistency should fill lines, pores, and other skin woes you’re sporting at the moment. It’s not greasy in the least and feels quite nice on the skin once it’s fully absorbed.




The product promises to whiten skin which it does successfully. It removes dull spots and creates a nice white finish to skin which allows your foundation to go on smoother and look more natural. The shade is a tad ghastly at first but after foundation is in place it’s perfect. This also claims to have anti-aging and anti-acne fighting ingredients but I can’t speak for either as I am not having any probs with acne at the moment and anti-aging is really a hard call as you’d have to use the product years to see any real results.





As a primer it’s super as it does allow foundation to apply easier and last a tad bit longer than usual. It smells like a fresh floral almost rose scented. The product in general does much of what it promises and I’m particularly thrilled with how well it works at bringing my skin down a shade slightly, nothing dramatic just a tad bit of whitening. The Muse is all about anything that whitens her skin so this falls into the awesome category. Generally speaking the product is used to create radiant to skin where it happens to be dull or lackluster so don’t be fooled by it’s name “BB Silkily Foundation”, it is by all means a primer with whitening benefits at best. Shills Diamond Girl BB Silkily Foundation also comes in a lilac shade which can be used for lightening skin tone as well but I felt like the white did a fine job of this already.

Overall, I really liked the product and would purchase again should I run out. I paid retail which was $239TWD I believe which isn’t a bad deal. I’ve seen it on E-bay ranging for $15.99-$17.99 USD which isn’t exactly a fair price but not too bad as I think it’s worth trying out.

You’ll like this if:

  • You want something to fill up pores, fine lines, etc…
  • You want to brighten, whiten, and add radiance to skin
  • You want a nice thick primer to aid foundation wear and tear

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Badger Balm Headache Soother Review

I’m talking to my sister at the moment (by the time you read this though it’ll be much later in the evening and she’ll be feeling much better) and she was saying what a terrible headache she had and how she wished I was carrying around some Badger Headache Soother as it would be a great time to try it out.

She’s never tried it before but was willing to have a go considering she’s having a bit of a migraine at the moment.


So what is Badger Headache Soother? Jump ahead for the deets!

Last night I was having my own little headache nothing major just tiny so I broke out my Badger Headache Soother and was feeling instantly relaxed and relieved.


Badger Headache Soother is an organic blend of virgin olive oil, beewax, peppermint, and lavender. This blend is cocktailed into a balm that you can rub onto your neck, temples, and pulse points. I stick to rubbing this on my neck, resting on my back, with my eyes closed and I’ll experience almost instant relief from my headache.



The balm is cooling due to the peppermint which also happens to be the dominant note so as you breath in you’ll get a cool, fresh burst of peppermint. The lavender in the blend breaks the peppermint down a fair bit and gives off the scent of a cooling, herbal blend which relaxes and soothes headaches in a flash.

An aspirin is always a good remedy for a headache but the Muse thinks Badger Headache Soother Balm performs just as good and is a whole lot healthier.

If you experience stress headaches, eye strain headaches, or just a regular old headache here and there, the Muse highly recommends trying out a tin of Badger Balm Headache Soother to relieve and refresh you!

Loves it!

Check out more Badger Balms at www.badgerbalm.com

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20% Off at Benefit Cosmetics with your $50 Purchase


Want 20% Off your Benefit order?

Shop online at benefitcosmetics.com and receive 20% off any $50 order. Enter HOTCORAL at checkout. Offer expires 3.19.09.

Now is a good time to pick up Benefit Hello Flawless! or Benefit Coralista as they are both gems as far as this Muse is concerned.


Go haul kids, go haul! And for my International readers get spreein’!

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Spring Greens! 5 Great Green Eye Shadows for Spring


I can’t help but associate Spring with the color green. Green symbolizes rebirth somehow and the beginning of a warmer season when the new flowers begin to bloom, the grass begins to peek it’s head up from the cold melting blanket of snow, and nature begins to come alive with the warmer weather.

You should probably be prepared as Spring is right around the corner and what better way to brace yourself for the up coming season than with five great green eye shadows that are sure to help you kick off Spring!


For the budget friendly makeup girl try out Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Leaf Green which is a sparkling light green that looks gorgeous on it’s own or paired up with a softer lilac or a darker green for a beautiful contrast! At around $4 USD this won’t break into your Spring budget. Get it this week at CVS during the Milani Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale!




Want to go a bit darker? Dark green always looks mysterious and alluring on brown eyes, take the Muse’s word for it! For a cheap, inexpensive dark green eye look try out Terra Eye Shadow in Emerald Green which runs around $6.49 to $7.49 USD at Duane Reade Drugstores.




If you want to step up your game and indulge in a sparkling green shadow try out Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkling Eyeshadow in Verite. This dark green shade has plenty of sparkle and looks beautiful used wet or dry!




Urban Decay is known for it’s heavy duty sparkly eye shadows but Acid Rain has a nice silky finish sans glitter and packs plenty of soft Spring green that will light up your eyes!




Take your green abroad and indulge in a minty green shadow like Maquillage Eye Shadow in GR168. This minty green shade offers a different shade of green for Spring that’s unique and pleasing on any color eye!




What are your fav green shadows for Spring?

Tell the Muse!

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Vincent Longo Spring Collection 2009 Magnetic Beauty


Oh thank you Vincent Longo the Muse was terribly worried but her fear was for naught! You’re back and better than ever with your new Spring Collection , Magnetic Beauty!

Bless Be!

I did so get worried when Sephora stopped carrying the Vincent Longo line but have no fear Vincent Longo is back with a pretty little Spring Collection that’s sure to please the cream shadow lovers!


Vincent Longo Magnetic Beauty consists of four new Creme Powder Eyeshadows that are sure to make thee perfect Spring look! With a creamy formula and a rich powder texture these long wearing colors have a bright sparkle effect that creates a stunning eye look!


Each shadow is $24 USD and available in four shades. These are brand new to the Vincent Longo line up and I’m quite eager for a try as they look scrumptious, particularly Honey Rich and New Magnolia! The Muse predicts a Vincent Longo order in her future very shortly.


What do you think?

Want ‘em?

Loving all over ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

Available now at www.vincentlongo.com

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