Celebrate Earth Day with Fresh Cosmetics this year!
In honor of Earth Day Fresh Cosmetics will have an ingredients bar featuring five of it’s most iconic ingredients. Meadowfoam seed oil, sugar, rose, soy, and Umbrian Clay will play a feature role at the bar allowing customers to feel, smell, and learn more about these ingredients in their purest forms. You’ll also enjoy 20% Off of select products featuring these ingredients at Fresh Cosmetics Stores. Oh likey that discount says the Muse!
Additionally Fresh Cosmetics is giving back to the environment by donating 10% in-store and online sales to The Climate Group, a non profit organization that creates eco-friendly initiatives to ensure a low-carbon, prosperous future.
I’m thinking that there is always a good excuse to play Sammy Hagar…he’s like the perfect introduction to my Rock & Republic Eye Colour Trip Review.
Whatta ya think?
“Header bangs in leather……….!” \m/ Yeah well you’re either as old as I am and a lover of good metal or just not a Sammy kinda girl. Sorry!
I gotta say that the evolution of Sammy doesn’t please as much as Sammy circa 1981…must be something to do with his lack of hair. WTH? Oh why oh do we have to grow up and get old? No fair.
Anyway….Rock & Republic probably didn’t mean for it to strike my heavy metal nerve but it does none the less. With it’s uber slick packaging, extremely heavy packaging might I add, and gorgeous shades for a smoky rockin’ eye look it’s sure to please anyone that likes a bit of edge with their makeup!
If I was feeling so inclined I deem the Rock & Republic Eye Colour Trio a perfectly pretty paperweight for my desk! Damn this thing is HEAVY! Talk about attention to packaging detail! This has luxury written all over it. It’s super slim and made out of a heavy black metal with the Rock & Republic emblem embossed on top in a blaze of chic. I can’t say, out of all my collection, that I own anything like this palette. The packaging is outstanding.
I tried out the Rock & Republic Colour Eye Trio in Scene 1 and it’s making me want to splurge on Scene 2, hey what’s one scene without the other right? Although expensive at $65 USD rest assured your money is being well spent on a quality palette. I think $65 was probably the cost of the palette alone and not the color within, did I mention how heavy this is?
The palette is made up of three shades of velvety smooth shadow. I’m not a fan of velvet shadows but these have a smooth, easy to blend formula and create a gorgeous smoky look that’s sure to please anyone who likes a bit edge to their makeup or a certain sophistication.
The colors included are:
Each of the shades are available as single shadows for $28 USD each so buying the palette is actually a good deal. Chain Link is a soft sheer gray, Nailed is a deeper black gray, and Tempting is a muted mauve, lilac. The shades are gorgeous on their own or combined to create a killer look. I created two looks below using Chain Link and Nailed together and Tempting on it’s own.
Here’s a look I created using Tempting:
The look below was created using Nailed and Chain Link:
Overall, the palette does make one wince at it’s price but after experiencing it for yourself, you’ll be as addicted as I am. Truly the line is luxury cosmetic at it’s best. It’s a rare and genius collection in my opinion and I look forward to indulging further. Sometimes we need a little champagne and caviar in our life and Rock & Republic brings it.
As the release of MAC A Rose Romance nears the Muse can’t help but jump around in excitement over the MAC Fix + Rose! I have a thing for rose scented products so I’m all about a calming spritz filled with vitamins and minerals carrying the scent of 100% natural rose water.
My inner Victorian lady so needs a bottle or two or three….there’s something terribly ladylike about spritzing one self with rose scented fix!
Why I’d spend over $14 USD for a drugstore finishing powder is seriously beyond me. My head is ready to explode thinking about it.
The Muse tries, she tries oh so hard.
Almay Pure Blends sounded like something the Muse needed to add to her line up of items to be reviewed. With cries of “please Muse more vegan friendly makeup…please more organic makeup reviews…”, the Muse was feeling rather pressured to embrace her green side. With the promise of a formula that 98.2% Natural, here in laid the perfect item to bring to my green friendly makeup users.
Um not so much.
The Muse is never shy to admit that she’s as shallow as they come and when cosmetic packaging is cute she can be swayed to buy it for that sole reason alone. Almay Pure Blends Loose Finishing Powder definitely has cute on it’s side. Housed in a sturdy pink and white box with a flip top lid the Muse was feeling the cuteness and mess free application. Likey! Aside from it’s cute packaging Almay Pure Blends Loose Finishing Powder doesn’t have a whole lot going for it.
I’m all about the shimmer so I got the shimmer finish on this powder. It’s supposed to be a translucent finish with a hint of shimmer but there is definitely color to the product which isn’t a bad thing, I don’t mind in the least however if you’re darker tone this could present a problem as you’ll look a bit chalky when it’s in place. The main problem for me with the powder is the fact that it really settles onto my face in a bad way. Yes, I do have dry skin at the moment but the powder shouldn’t lay on my face in such a strange way. It makes my skin quite flaky and dry looking, granted as I said my skin is already dry but it still shouldn’t settle this way. The powder is quite course and not exactly as silky as many of my other powders. The Muse loves shimmer but this powder is laden with it. I wouldn’t mind the shimmer so much if it wasn’t for the strange way the powder just lays on the skin. It gives me a bit of the disco ball effect which isn’t always a good thing.
As many raves as I had about the packaging and the mess free flip top lid I can’t help but feel it also hinders the use of the powder and makes it difficult to apply. As mentioned above the powder comes housed in a large box, once opened it has a flip top lid with sifter and a soft sponge for application. Although the flip top makes the product quite mess free it also makes for difficult application. I’m basically left tipping the powder upside down to shake some of the powder onto the puff since the sifter/opening isn’t large enough to fit the puff over it. I’m not sure why this annoys me but it does.
Honestly, at nearly $16 USD I’d go to MAC and buy some finishing powder because this is def not worth your cash. No likey. Cute packaging, nice green friendly concept, but the formula is just not so fabulous.
No go for this Muse. Skip it. If you’re simply too curious I’ve added my gently used Almay Pure Blends Loose Finishing Powder to my sale page.
Wouldn’t the new Limited Edition FlowerbyKenzo Spring Fragrance be the perfect mum’s day gift? The Muse’s thinks so. With it’s strong, vibrant notes it’s something my mum would totally love!
Jump ahead for a peep at the new FlowerbyKenzo.
As Spring becomes more and more noticeable here in the city I can’t help but be swept away and enjoy the warmer weather. Welcoming in Spring, FlowerbyKenzo is a Limited Edition fruity, floral blend that brings to life all the good things about Spring. With strong notes of mandarin and lychee the blend is vibrant and bold. Roaring full force ahead, this blend isn’t for the tame of heart.
This brand new fragrance comes in slim line frosted bottle that mimics that of a flower swaying in the breeze. Pretty!
Capture the essence of regrowth, life, and the aura of new beginnings with this brand new limited edition fragrance from Kenzo. Makes a rather brilliant Mother’s Day gift in the Muse’s opinion.
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