Bobbi Brown Friends & Family 20% Off Coupon Code

Whoa…life is good….

Nab yourself 20% Off during the Bobbi Brown (first ever?) Friends and Family Event and free shipping starting today and ending tomorrow by using coupon code BFF08A

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Get Haulin’!!!!!!!!

And come back later to tell the Muse about your haul! Pretty please? She’s being good and not buying anything so she wants to live vicariously through your purchases!

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Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Gold Label Review & Swatches

Sometimes the Muse feeds into her own frenzy as when she seen Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Gold Label the two words that jumped out at her was Super and Gold. Obviously if it was super and gold the Muse needed it!

After reading the back which stated, “Gold and Caviar Extract…” she knew this indeed was the BB Cream for her! My god, gold and caviar? It has to work with those ingredients in it! I am almost positive but not quite sure that Robin Leach must surely use Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Gold Label!

Yeah boy! Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams with Skin79 Gold Label BB Cream biatches!
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All kidding aside unlike my recently reviewed Etude House Magic BB Cream it manages to feature all the great things you want in a BB Cream! Whitening? Check. Anti-Aging/Wrinkle Coverage? Check. SPF? Check. The kitchen sink? Check. Robin Leach? Their working on that. Aside from the ridiculous factor and the fact that the details on the back of the box are in quite bad “Engrish” I am quite fond of Skin79 Gold Label and it’s another one of my favorite BB Creams that I’ve tested, tried, and loved.

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One of the best things about this particular BB is the wonderful packaging. The cream comes in a similar style packaging as Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer which is a nice size pump jar that easily distributes as little or as much of the product as you want simply by pressing heavier or lighter on the depressor.

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This will sound weird but the texture of the cream has a heavy yet light feel. It manages to feel quite heavy on your finger but on your face it’s nice and airy and once blended it feels like you have virtually nothing on your skin. It offers extremely good coverage and I think it’s safe to say it’s good for mild to heavier coverage however if you have major problem areas you’re looking to cover up you may need something with a bit more pigmentation or perhaps use alot of this. The color is somewhat beige but it also has a certain grayness to it which is a trait I’ve noticed with whitening BB creams. Though the product blends beautifully and adjusts quite well to my tone it deserves to be mentioned that it does cast an unnaturalness to my skin but I’m not very bothered by this as once my makeup (blush, etc…) is applied this goes away and I’m once again left looking natural. As with most BB’s I’ve tried I didn’t notice any significant change in my under eye area after use and my dark circles needed extra prepping and coverage after using this. Although BB’s make the hefty promise of being your one stop shop for skincare nirvana I beg to differ as I’ve always had to use a concealer afterward so obviously this won’t be taking the place of my concealer anytime soon! Needless to say if you don’t have a ton of woes or drama under your eyes this may likely be perfect for covering up your smaller problems however darker circles, puffiness, and fine line ladies may need an extra helping hand!

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Taking into consideration that BB’s not only offer coverage in the here and now but also work at creating long lasting effects I do agree that Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Gold Label has caused a considerable change in my skin (or the Muse could be just feeding right into that frenzy again! One can never tell!). I noticed my dull skin was looking quite lively after 4 months of use…almost like I was a teenager again! It also had a lasting whitening effect as my skin looked quite even and brighter after continued use of around 6 months of use.

Okee dokee here be the Muse wearing some of this BB cream! Sorry but I’m looking really tired here to say the least! I actually literally applied everywhere even my lips to cover up the pinkness of my lips and prep for lipstick and gloss! You can see that it has a bit of an unnatural glow to it….weirdly enough it reminds me of how my skin looks when I am sick or not feeling well…but after makeup application my skin ends up looking quite flawless!

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All in all I do so Muse Approved Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm Gold Label for purchase and it does remain a favorite of mine.

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I got mine for a mere $10 USD and a bit of change when Skin79 had a sale however unless you’re in Korea or have Korean connections you’ll have to pay $20 USD and upwards on various sites but I do believe it’s well worth up to $50 USD as it’s a fantastic BB Cream!

All in all loving this one! I’ll be bringing you a review of Skin79 Classics’s formula shortly so keep your eyes peeled!

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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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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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