Lierac Paris Hydra-Chrono Extreme Balm Review

The Muse has been cheating on her Lush Moisturizer with Lierac Paris Hydra-Chrono Extreme Balm! Gasp! Shock!

I know right? How awful of me! You know how devoted the Muse is to Lush! Hopelessly Devoted!

Hey, what can I say? It’s pink, pretty, and smells amazing…wouldn’t you be tempted? I’m talking bubblegum pink color here….this is serious temptation….I tried to stay strong but all that pink lured me in like a fish on a hook!

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Hmmmmm well maybe not that kind of fish!

The fact of the matter is that considering it’s pinkness and it’s fresh scent I seriously couldn’t resist having a go with Lierac Paris Hydra-Chrono Extreme Balm the past few days and honestly we get on rather famously together! When I received my package from Lierac Paris inside was a note that said all the items inside were ideal for our chilly, New York winters and I couldn’t agree more!

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Hydra-Chrono is ideal for skin types that are showing significant signs of dryness and dehydration. We aren’t even into full blow Winter yet and the Muse’s skin is already flaking up and showing extreme signs of dryness! Yak!

Although the product is called a balm I felt like it’s texture was more of a gel. It’s extremely light, airy, and smells fresh and delightful. Explaining it’s scent would be difficult to say the least as it’s a cocktail of freshness, with hints of florals, and a tiny bit of sweetness. It’s quite like no product I’ve smelled before! I know many people aren’t at all interested in a scented face cream however I’m in the minority as I simply adore a fresh scented cream for my face.

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The fantastic part of the product would be, of course, it’s ability to offer amazing moisture while not weighting a ton or feeling very heavy on my face. I’m taking into consideration it’s gel like consistency that makes it such a sheer pleasure to wear and apply. It glides effortlessly and easily onto skin while absorbing instantly! While replenishing moisture to my skin it also contains an anti-aging ingredient that works to help restore skin. Although I don’t have any wrinkles or lines as of yet on my face, I’m always happy to add an anti-aging moisturizer in my skincare regime.

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Blended….Dewy and Fresh!
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The lightness of the balm leads me to believe it’ll be ideal all year round. While offering lovely moisture to my skin I think it would be a fantastic light daytime moisturizer in the warmer weather as well but that remains to be seen. The balm also seems to get on rather well with my foundation as it creates a smooth, almost dewy canvas for my foundation and I have to work alot less to smooth my foundation on plus no weird flaky action going on after it’s safely in place.

Honestly, I can’t go into great detail about the long term benefits of Lierac Paris Hydra-Chrono Extreme Balm since I’ve only been using it a week at most but I like what I see so far and think it’s well worth checking out for yourself!

Check out more at www.lierac.us

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Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Review

The Muse remembers the first time she purchased a cosmetic book. It had to be 10 years or so ago and it was entitled Your Makeover: Simple Ways for Any Woman to Look Her Best by Morgen Schick. The Muse is a big supporter of Morgen Schick and her amazing array of awesome cosmetics and her book was quite great at creating a flawless, natural look.

Recently the Muse was introduced to another makeup book which is the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. The Muse finished this book in a day! I took it to bed with me one night and didn’t stop reading until it was completely done. Although much of what was discussed I already know I still felt like the book was an awesome manual for those who are just starting out in the cosmetic world.

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The book covers many topics such as picking a moisturizer and foundation for your skin tone and type, how a good diet influences your skin and body, application of concealer, foundation, eye makeup, and more! The book has a solid index of just about everything you want or need to know about makeup and application. Granted, the book does contain the most basic (no complex application methods here just straight to the point) of information but this is actually what makes it so appealing as the simplicity of the techniques are easy to follow and understand! The book covers virtually all aspects of makeup but it also covers details such as photographer and becoming a makeup artist.

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All in all it’s a rather interesting compilation of great tips and tricks! I think it’s well worth picking up if you’re a beginner to makeup application or you’re just seeking to brush up on your current skills!

I enjoyed it and I’m quite happy to have it on my bookshelf as I definately learned a thing or two after reading it!

You can nab yours from Amazon.com

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Too Faced Smurfette Collection

Of all places to get the scoop on the Too Faced Smurfette Collection who would think it would be on Bridal Guide! The Muse had heard whispers of this exciting collection and of course she googled until her little fingers bled and finally she located images and information for her very self!

The Smurf’s has a movie coming out soon, plus they had an appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, and now you can look forward to seeing them appear in a cosmetic collection available exclusively from Too Faced on December 26th! The article explains that the collection will be quite limited so start saving your pennies now to nab this rather cute collection of goodies!

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Pictured above is the Too Faced Smurfette Mood Swing Lip Gloss which the article explains is a sparkling blue gloss that goes on blue but morphs into your individual shade of pink a la Smashbox O-Gloss! How fun! The article doesn’t say much but it looks like they are also releasing two new shades of Too Faced Starry Eyed Glitter Liner in blue and silver!

And behold…the star of the collection….Too Faced Smurfette Illuminating Powder!
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Whoa….the Muse can’t contain her excitement! I think I’m hyperventilating here! I haven’t been this excited since Smashbox Tokidoki (which I should remind you turned out to be a dud!).

Well…my credit card is handy…now I just have to wait till December 26th to nab my Too Faced Smurfette Collection!

Read the rest of the story by clicking here!

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Bath & Body Works 25% Off Cyber Monday Coupon Code

Hello World! Happy Monday! Miss me much?

The Muse can’t believe she had to wake herself this morning from the food coma she was in after the long Thanksgiving weekend and roll out of bed to head to work. I think I need an extra few days to recovery!

I’ll be back shortly with brand new reviews in a few and also I’ll begin answering the load of comments shortly as well!

For now I’ll leave you with the first Cyber Monday deal of the day that I’ve seen! Get 25% Off at Bath and Body Works when using coupon code 25PERCENT

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Get haulin’ now! The Muse thinks she might indulge in some socks and a new pair of Lambie Slippers! How about you?

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Muse

Hey Guys!

I was busy baking since I got home from work and I’m about to head to a mock Thanksgiving with some close friends. Sheesh, it’s been a busy week of various Thanksgiving dinners with different friends.

I wanted to quickly wish everyone and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to be thankful for the little things in life and for special people in your lives. The Muse is thankful for many things and of course very thankful for each of you who stop by daily to read my insanity here at Musings and offer a kind comment or a lovely e-mail (and remind me I’m not talking to myself around here but a rather large group of friendly people!)! I truly appreciate you all and I’m very thankful that you’ve touched my life in some way or form!

I’ll see you all Monday with brand new reviews and exciting new products but until then I wish each of you and your close ones a very Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!

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