July 28, 2016

Freeman Brings Facial Sleeping Masks to the US Market

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Freeman Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask

Freeman Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask is one of the only sleeping masks you’ll likely find in a US drugstore and also one of the few available in the US market. Sleeping masks and sleep packs are a common staple in Asian skincare but it isn’t a trend that caught on here in the US as of yet. And you know me, I love seeing how the Asian beauty market influences our own so, when someone recently suggested I check this sleeping mask out I was quick to agree!

Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask will set you back a mere $4 and is a great little mask for hydrating your skin over night!

Here’s how it works!

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July 28, 2016

You’re Not Doing Highlighter Wrong, You Just Need 100 Layers To Do It Right

Ok, so, I’m not expert at highlighter application. As you know I’m pretty heavy handed with blush! So, you can imagine I’m the same with highlighter. Typically highlighters have always played one important role in my makeup stash and that would be to stay safely in my makeup vault, only to be taken out on rare occasions to look at and stroke lovingly. I have a lot of pretty highlighters that have had absolutely no air time. They just sit around looking pretty, never to be used or worn. In recent years, I actually stopped buying them because I realized how wasteful I was being just collecting them.

I’m also quite scared of highlighting since I have a fuller face and I feel like adding a lot of glow to my cheeks and face makes my rounder face look even more fuller. Recently, I tried out the new Becca Champagne Split Duos and I struggled with them a little due to my heavy handedness but successfully created some very pretty, glowy looks with them.

But the fact of the matter is, I typically rely on shimmery blushes to achieve the effect a highlighter would give me.

Now, over the last year Instagram has become a major player and important role in the beauty and makeup world. You either really love Instagram or you’re an old fart like me and prefer reading blogs like a dinosaur. I understand the appeal of Instagram but I also prefer reading something that doesn’t contain 200 characters and a single photo with a ton of emojis. A longer post, lots of pics and swatches, and thoughts on a product sans 100 smileys and hashtags is a better option for me. But it really depends what type of person you are and what your preferences are when getting your makeup reviews and beauty news.

One of the things that amazes me about Instagram is how perfect everyone always looks in selfies. I take a selfie and I look like the biggest dork on the planet. And I’m cool with that because if nothing at all I’m a dork. But I do sit back and wonder how people look so incredibly flawless in their photos and most importantly how they get their highlighters to sparkle and shimmer so perfectly. Is it excellent lighting? A filter? Some extra camera add on?

None of the above.

Apparently, you need 100 layers of to get that gorgeous glow you see on Instagram.

Associate editor Julianne Carell from Glamour achieved that flawless glow by applying 100, yes 100, layers of Jaclyn Hill’s new Champagne Pop Split Duo. I know for a fact when I applied the duos with a heavy hand and looked in the mirror I positively glowed. Another words, if the lights go out tonight, I’ll glow. Honestly, if the zombie apocalypse hits tomorrow just make sure you have highlighter available and layer it on heavily. No matches needed, no generator, your highlighter will guide the way in the dark. I’m not saying it’ll replace fire to grill up squirrel but at least it’ll make for a fine reading light when the dead walk the earth.

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July 28, 2016

Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Compact Mirror Review

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Hi, I’m the Muse and I’m addicted to collecting Sephora mirrors. The latest one I’ve added to my collection is Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Compact Mirror!

Wait, dude, remember when Sephora used to have a different seasonal mirror ever Holiday season that you’d get when you purchased a gift card? I have a pink one, a blue one, a circus print one, the standard black of course, and many others. Total pimp, but I’m selling my back up Peter Cushing Hammer Horror Bust on Evil-Bay because I need to make room for some new collectibles. I swear those Sephora mirrors (and my other Hammer Horror busts) are going to be part of retirement plan in the near future. Yup, yup! They have to be worth something right!!??? Some Sephora lover out there NEEDS them in their life (not want but needs).

Mara Hoffman for Sephora Kaleidescape Compact Mirror

I also have all the Disney Compact Mirrors past and present as well as the Jem and the Holograms Mirror and the other special edition collaboration mirrors that Sephora released.

And now I have the Mara Hoffman one! As you know Mara Hoffman recently collaborated with Sephora on a collection featuring her nature inspired designs. The collection features color cosmetics as well as accessories.

Let’s peek the mirror!

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July 28, 2016

Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover Fans Need This Set

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bi facil

I was talking about how I’m a huge Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover fan in an earlier post but I’m utterly cheap about purchasing it! That’s why I love when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale arrives as you can get a dual pack that includes a full size of the remover (6.7 oz) as well as a (1.7 oz) for $39. It’s basically like getting the travel size free which makes the $39 price tag a little easier to digest!


Get it now at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.

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July 28, 2016

Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick Is Under $8 Bucks and Fabulous!

I just want to break the news to you that Poldark Season 2 will debut in the UK on September 4th and we won’t get it until three weeks later. I’d also like to share with my deepest regrets and sympathies that since we’ll be seeing it in Fall there will be absolutely no shirtless Ross Poldark scenes. It’s a little chilly in Fall to go shirtless.


I’m so sorry.

This is a confirmed truth. Google it.


I would like it to be known that I personally don’t mind hairy chests but not overly hairy chests, the exception would be Aidan Turner’s. Is that over sharing? I never know when I’ve gone too far.

Sleek Makeup Vixen True Colour Lipstick

You can comfort yourself with a British beauty instead like this Sleek True Colour Lipstick Is Under $8 Bucks and fabulous!

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