Tis still a bit Wintery outside my window but Spring is slowly making it’s way across the board!
Come the Winter my skin suffers in a major way! Dry, itchy skin on my elbows, knees, and legs! Ugh I hate it so, so much!
I’ve tried so many moisturizers to relieve it but nothing really works! I find that my dry skin worsens since I shower twice daily and the hard water in New York rough houses my skin and makes it all chalky and yuck! Which also means I am moisturizing double duty!
I was lucky enough to test out some NeoCeutical Dry Skin Gel the past two weeks or so and I must say I’m quite liking it. It’s an interesting little product.
It’s basically a cooling gel that softens my rough, dry skin. The tube itself promises to hydrate and exfoliate. The exfloliate part confuses me but it does soften my skin beautifully!
The product is slightly sticky and there is a dry down period so don’t expect to slip right into your clothes after using this on say your legs! I found it takes a few minutes to fully sink in and go from wet to dry!
I’ve been using it for about 14 days now and I actually did notice that the skin my elbows is much smoother and less rough then when I use my normal moisturizer!
This retails for $24 USD for a 4oz tube. The price does slightly make me cringe however you only need a small amount so I see it lasting me for a good few months!
This is available now from Ulta.com or Neostrata.
If you suffer from the Dry Skin blues in the Winter (or anytime) this might be something you want to check out!
Mmmm look at these! These are Benefit’s new loose shimmering powders for face, eyes, and body!
Even though Benefit fails to wow me lately this isn’t one of those times!
I’m loving these! Especially the colors Moon Doggie and Jelly Roll! These look very beautiful for the Spring!
Go Go Girl
The price is $18 USD per a pot which is somewhat high but I think these have the potential to be a hit for me!
Tell the Muse!
Click to read about the release of Talk to the Tan from Benefit!
Click here to read a review of Benefit’s newest powder, Thrrrob!
Click to read why I love Benefit’s Dandelion!
Click here to read my review on Benefit’s New Erase Paste!
I check up on Bath and Body Works
daily to see if any new Temptations have been released and during my regular visit I noticed they had a new line available. I could be wrong but maybe this new line will be replacing the regular Temptation Collection that we’ve been seeing for the past few years!
The new collection is entitled Hello Sugar! and looks very promising. I’m hoping that this smells like a sweetened, fruity, sour combination of lemon and sugar but I’m fearful this will be some sort of Fresh Lemon Sugar dupe (not that I don’t love Fresh Lemon but something different would be lovely) I’m very much in favor of the fruity, sweet version please!
The collection includes a three in one shower gel, a body spray, a shimmer body lotion, a body meringue, and a lipgloss. It’s only available in the Hello Sugar! fragrance but I’m hopeful they’ll extend the line to include other scents! I love the Tempation line but I don’t mind seeing something new like this pop up either!
Wanna try it?
Tell the Muse!
Click to read about my review on the Fall and Winter Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works!
Click here to discover a review on Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel!
Click here to see a sneak peek of Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008!
Click here to see some of the Holiday Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works this past season!
Last week I was discussing Fasio with a reader and wanted to do a really brief entry about it. The reason I’m bringing this up is because I wanted to show the Fasio Shower Glitter Eye Palettes off a bit.
I don’t personally own them and from what I understand they aren’t so fabulous but they do appear quite interesting and I think I may pick up one or two just for the sake of trying them out for myself.
Fasio is a sub-brand of Kose and probably my least favorite brand that Kose puts out. I’m not entirely a fan of the mascara even though it has a cult base of followers that really adore it. I personally find the mascara has way too many fibers and I’m not a lover of fiber mascaras!
Anyway this post can veer to the entire line and I want to simply show off the Glitter Shower Eyes that are available from Kose.
And here we go:
Available Color Selections:
As you can see the palette is a typical affair of liner, base, and two contrasting shades of eyeshadow. I’m dead curious about these!
Anyone try ‘em?
Prestige Cosmetics is a low end makeup that’s available in a few drugstores stateside. You may or may not be privy to this line of cosmetics.
Recently while purchasing my Milani Wet/Dry Eyeshadow haul I came across the Prestige Skin Loving Minerals display. The display had quads of eyeshadows and a few blushes. I think I was blindsided by all the pretty swirls in the blush because I ended up purchasing one.
The packaging was nice enough. The blush came in a pretty simple yet nice clear compact. The cost was pretty nice as well at $6.49 USD. And the blush appeared to be pigmented enough! The bright beautiful pink with swirls of gold really got me excited.
But that’s about all the pros of the product because quality is absolute garbage. I can’t believe it’s legal to sell trash like this. The blush is not pigmented at all! It’s silky enough but when you apply it basically appears as if you are using a translucent powder or something! You get NO color at all from the blush!
This is when Beauty on a Budget goes terribly wrong!
I seriously can’t help but whine that I lost $6.49 plus tax on such a trashy product! Total rant but seriously it was like flushing money down the toilet!
See? Now you know why I stay away from drugstore cosmetics!
A fair warning if you walk into your local drugstore and are wow’ed by the gorgeous display of Prestige Skin Loving Minerals! Don’t buy! Keep away! They may look pretty but they seriously are not worth your hard earned cash!
The Muse says don’t buy these!