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Sometimes You Gotta Drag Your Boyfriend to Cracker Barrel for Dionis Caramel Pumpkin Spice Hand Cream

As you know my man is not a fan of Cracker Barrel. Anywhere he has to sit and wait for food while country music plays loudly is a NO go for him. Not to mention he’s Mr. Universe aka my body is my temple and it’s not like Cracker Barrel has a huge selection of tofu and greens to satisfy him. I can’t say I feel the same way. I actually like it. Ok, confession, I hate country music! Ugh…! No! But the rest of the experience is pretty darn awesome. I love roaming around the country store as I...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Ulta, Cracker Barrel, Muse Approved, Hand and Nails, Body Works Boardwalk Taffy Hand Cream, Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, Dionis Hand Cream, Fall Collections 2021, Diones Caramel Pumpkin Spice Hand Cream, Hand Body Goat Milk Cream


Why Did No One Warn Me That Kopari Coconut Body Milk Lotion Smells So Edible?

Kopari Coconut Body Milk Lotion is my new obsession of the moment! This incredibly lightweight, hydrating lotion contains coconut oil and smells like Lush Vanillary (and pairs with it wonderfully) and I’m obsessed! Kopari was really lovely and sent me over a few of their items recently in a PR set. I literally thought I’ve tried everything Kopari has to offer but obviously not as this Coconut Body Milk Lotion is a new one on me. I’m a huge body lotion hater. I hate how it makes me feel stic...
Tags: Beauty, Bath & Body, Muse Approved, Tarina Tarantino, Body Cream, Kopari, Ulta Sephora, Lush Vanillary, Vanillary, Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, Latest Obsession, Kopari Coconut Body Milk Lotion


Replica Matcha Meditation Doesn’t Bring Out Your Inner Zen but Does Capture The Essence of Green Tea

Maison Martin Margiela added Matcha Meditation to the Replica Fragrance Collection back in March. The scent evokes the peaceful tranquility of enjoying a cup of matcha tea with fresh notes of bergamot and green tea accord. I think when I heard about this I was convinced it would be a lot like Replica Coffee Break in the fact it wouldn’t capture the essence of green tea but would smell more like a meditative moment! Something along the lines of a relaxing spa day. This evoked images of the ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Fragrance, Nordy, Maison Martin Margiela, Muse Approved, Fragrance Reviews, Coffee Break, Replica Coffee Break, Summer Collections 2021


Kristin Ess Cleansing Co-Wash Totally Stopped Me from Shedding Like a Poodle

Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Co-Wash totally stopped me from shedding and I feel like I get less hair breakage using this stuff! Love! For some reason hair care became a weird sort of addiction during lock down…! I found myself exploring new brands, doing new hairstyles, and just treating my hair a lot nicer than I normally do! I think it was some new level of self care for me! At this time I also started using Kristin Ess Cleansing Co-Wash (and pretty much exploring her entire lin...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Haircare, Ulta, Muse Approved, Haircare Reviews, Kristin Ess Hair, Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Co, Kristin Ess Cleansing Co, Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Co Wash, Kristin Ess Cleansing Co Wash, Frizz Management Cleansing Co Wash


Rohto 50 Megumi Oil-In All In One Hydrating Lotion Review & Swatches

Rohto 50 Megumi Oil-In All In One Hydrating Lotion is one of those powerhouse products you never heard of but wish you did and now you do! Rohto 50 Megumi Oil-In All In One Hydrating Lotion is an emulsion creates with over 50 different moisturizing ingredients. It’s my little secret weapon for when my skin is feeling extra dry and tight! Since Spring is an on and off again affair here in New York my skin is still doing something weird where one day it acts normal and the next day it’s dry. ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Beauty, Skincare, Muse Approved, Beauty Abroad, Moisturizer, Face Serum, Japanese Brands, Rohto, YesStyle Ingredients Water BG


Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 A Naughty Little Gourmand

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 has gotten some serious airtime last year and into this year on social media and across beauty blogger and influencer accounts. Although, it’s gaining popularity now it’s actually been part of MFK’s permanent catalog since 2015. The fragrance was created by Francis Kurkdjian and contains notes of jasmine, saffron, cedar wood, and ambergris. To me it plays a starring role in the Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance line. I’m late a comer to my love of BR...
Tags: Beauty, Angel, Fragrance, Saks, MFK, Muse Approved, Fragrance Reviews, THIERRY MUGLER, Francis Kurkdjian, Baccarat Rouge, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge, Extrait de Parfum, Rosie Jane Tilly, Eau de Parfum Both, Initially Baccarat Rouge


Are You Sensitive From Acid Overuse? Here’s What Can Help!

Overusing acids can make your skin red, sensitive, and it’ll even jeopardize the barrier of your skin by stripping the good cells from it that help new ones grow. We’ve become a skincare society that encourages the use of acids at ever turn. I’m constantly reading about new AHAs and BHAs daily. And there’s always someone around every corner recommending using one daily or even twice daily. I can be very old school when it comes to exfoliating my skin and I tend to use scrubs which aren’t the be...
Tags: Google, Beauty, Recommendations, Skincare, Paula, Muse Approved, Moisturizer, Squalane, Hydra Balm


Still Time to Grab the 57 and the 71 On Sale at Sephora

Hurry over to Sephora.com today and take advantage of 30% off the entire Sephora Collection including brushes! I recommended the Sephora Pro Concealer Brush #57 and #71 the day the sale started and I’m totally re-recommending them now before the sale ends. These are two very well made brushes. The #57 has longer bristles with a slightly round head that buffs concealer under eyes beautifully well! And the #71 has a slight slanted tapered head that works great at “painting” on thicker conceal...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Muse Approved, Beauty Tools, Makeup Brushes, Sephora Professionnel Platinum Concealer Airbrush


Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer Review & Swatches

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer ($25) is a new blush and bronzer hybrid which has a talc-free and vegan formula that’s available in three shades for Spring/Summer 2021. The formula contains light-reflecting pearls to give skin a radiant glow and a pretty touch of warm color. I don’t like bronzer but when I wear it I typically combine it with my favorite cheek stain or blush to make it more wearable. When I saw the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer I instantly kne...
Tags: Beauty, Blush, Bronzer, Rose, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Milani, Summer Collections 2021, Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush Bronzer, Laura Geller Baked n Blush, MAC Blush, Bronzer Blush Review


Bareminerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer Review & Swatches

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer ($25) is a new blush and bronzer hybrid which has a talc-free and vegan formula that’s available in three shades for Spring/Summer 2021. The formula contains light-reflecting pearls to give skin a radiant glow and a pretty touch of warm color. I don’t like bronzer but when I wear it I typically combine it with my favorite cheek stain or blush to make it more wearable. When I saw the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush + Bronzer I instantly kne...
Tags: Beauty, Blush, Bronzer, Rose, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Milani, Summer Collections 2021, Bare Minerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush Bronzer, Bareminerals Gen Nude Blonzer Blush Bronzer Review, Laura Geller Baked n Blush, MAC Blush, Sephora Macy s Bare Minerals Very


I Finally Tried A Milani Eyeshadow Duo

I finally got around to trying the Milani Eyeshadow Duo I had hanging out in my “to be reviewed” pile. Sometimes I purchase stuff, put it in a bin for review, but never get around to it! It’s kind of fun to finally get to digging around in that bin because I’ll come across some awesome product I forgot about! That would be the case with this Milani Eyeshadow Duo! Milani Eyeshadow Duos launched sometime ago and I recall being excited about them but other stuff became more important and I just fo...
Tags: Walmart, Taiwan, Beauty, Swatches, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Milani, Milani Eyeshadow Duo Milani Eyeshadow Duos, Walmart Milani Target, Milani Eyeshadow Duo


The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Less Than $6 and Awesome

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA ($5.80 for 1 oz or 3.3 oz for $7.70) is one of those superstar moisturizers that’s incredibly cheap and effective. Take a look! The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is loaded up with amino acids, dermal lipids, and hyaluronic acid and works best on dry skin but Deciem does say it can be used on all skin types. It comes in a stable squeeze bottle that’s available in a new larger 3.3 oz size which I’m over the moon about as I run throug...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Mcgrath, Becca, Muse Approved, Moisturizer, Deciem, Sephora Ulta


The One Eye Cream You Need to Purchase Right Now If You Have Dry Eyes

My review of Youth to the People Dream Eye Cream with Goji Stem Cell and Ceramides ($48) is nearly a year in the works. I picked up this eye cream way back when it originally launched and I’m now on my second jar and can honestly say it’s the one eye cream you really need right now if you have dry eyes. With the upcoming Sephora Spring Sales Event on the horizon that starts Friday now is a good time as any to grab it at 20% off if you’re Rouge! Youth to the People Dream Eye Cream with Goji Stem...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Sephora, Muse Approved, Eye Cream, Ceramides, People Dream Eye Cream


Versed The Fix Emergency Eye Mask A Miracle for Dry Eyes

Versed The Fix Emergency Eye Mask ($18) is an absolutely miracle for dry eyes! I guess all my reviews are eye treatments today eh? But I’ve been lucky lately with eye creams and you know when I find one to love I have to immediately dash over here and write all about them. Versed The Fix Emergency Eye Mask is a provitamin B5 and Vitamin E eye mask that acts to hydrate and de-puff eyes. You can use it as an overnight mask or you can apply it, leave it on for ten to twenty minutes, and wipe it of...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Muse Approved, Eye Cream, Vitamin E


Pat Mcgrath Divine Mink EYEdols Eyeshadow My Favorite and Cheapest Smoky Eye

Pat Mcgrath Divine Mink EYEdols Eyeshadow is one of those eyeshadows that creates a smoky eye in a few swipes. It’s a color I’ll sing praises to daily. I sadly paid full price for it but none the less it’s still very much worth every penny I paid for it. You can snag it or any of the EYEdols Eyeshadows for $12.50 on patmcgrath.com (plus all regularly priced items are 25% off! Discount taken at checkout!). Don’t get me wrong here! I do so love all of Pat’s eyeshadow palettes! She does some serio...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Pat, Don, Pat McGrath, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Pat McGrath Divine Mink Eyeshadow, Pat McgrathPat Mcgrath Lipgloss


Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush Packs a Mighty Punch With a Budget Price

Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush ($19) is a gorgeous highlighting blush for Summer looks and particularly a nice pick up if you’re taking advantage of the Sephora Spring Savings Event this week! At 20% off you can snag it for $15! Even at the full price of $19 it’s still a nice little bargain. I do wish Natasha would do more of these in different shades as I’d totally buy them! Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush comes housed in a compact smaller than a business card that has a generously sized ...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Blush, Natasha, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush, Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush Packs, None Natasha Denona Mini Bloom Blush Packs


How I Got Rid of My Dull, Flaky Skin and Brightened Up My Complexion

I’m here to tell you to just spend the $80 bucks on SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight. Just do it. I promise you won’t regret it. As you may know I suffer from dull, dry skin. When my skin is dry that means it’s dull. This basically translates as me looking tired, older, and just drawn out! One of my best recommendations I can give to you if you suffer from dull, dry skin is moisture! Please hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more. You’ll see a huge improvement in your skin when it’s we...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Muse Approved, Exfoliators


I’ve Been Applying Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask Wrong This Entire Time

It’s been a year since Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask released and I realized within the first month of using it last year that I was applying it completely wrong. Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask is an overnight mask that contains a mix of interesting ingredients including superstar niacinamide, squalane, ceramides, and omega fatty acids. I purchased this within a few days of the launch back in January of 2020 and after using it I was sorely disappointed. ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Skincare, Sephora, Muse Approved, Niacinamide, Facial Mask Reviews, Squalane Propanediol Olive Oil


Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm Review & Swatches

Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm ($28) is a new cleansing balm that contains jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils that nourish skin as the balm acts to gently and effectively remove makeup. The entire idea behind the new Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm was to create a makeup cleanser that removed your makeup but didn’t strip your skin or leave it tight and dry after cleansing. I dunno about you but most cleansers I use be a balm, an oil, or cream almost always leave me with tight, dry feel...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Cleanser, Paula, Muse Approved, Simmondsia Chinensis Jojoba Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Choice Omega Complex Cleansing Balm Review, Omega Complex Cleansing Balm, Essence Kiss Care Love Lip Balm Review


Escada Candy Love A Review of Sweet Romance

Escada Candy Love Perfume is a limited edition, new gourmand fragrance that launched just in time for Valentine’s Day with delicious notes of Candy Apple accord and vanilla whipped cream. Escada Candy Love is actually one of two new scents that launched this year! The other scent is called Summer Festival. It’s fairly typical for Escada to do a Spring/Summer fragrance launch but they very rarely release two fragrances in one season! Getting both was a nice little treat for this Escada fan! I ha...
Tags: Europe, Beauty, Fragrance, Kohl, Muse Approved, Fragrance Reviews, Valentine's Day Collections, Escada, Escada Candy Love, Spring Collections 2021, Escada Candy Love Perfume, Escada Candy Love A Review of Sweet Romance, QVC Kohl, Escada Fiesta Carioca ReviewEscada Born


Just Over Here Writing a Love Letter to Ofra Pressed Banana Powder Compact

Ofra Pressed Banana Powder Compact ($16) is a matte banana yellow shaded powder that can be used to set concealer and brighten up darkness under eyes (use it on your face too if you want but for me it’s all about the eyes!). I picked this up for $8 bucks during an Ulta sale and now I can’t recall how I loved my life without it. As you may know my two ride or die concealer setting powders are Ben Nye Banana Powder and Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder but they hav...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Face Powder, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Ofra Pressed Banana Powder Compact, Ofra Pressed Banana Powder


E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm A Late Review That’s Worth Reading

E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm ($5) are a fairly new, permanent lip balm infused with Jojoba Oil that promise a sheer wash of color but come at you with plenty of pigment! I know I’m pretty late with this review but I’ve been using this since their released and at this point I can honestly say YOU NEED them. These are not only super affordable and cheap as day old chips but they pack such a great punch of color and shine. I swear E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are what I wanted from Colourpop So Juic...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Psl, Lip Balm, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Beauty on a Budget, Lipgloss, Jojoba Oil, You Need This, Too Faced Peach Mega Moisture Lip Balm Review


Nothing To See Here Milani Peach Of Me Baked Blush Is Just Corallina in Disguise

Milani Peach Of Me Baked Powder Blush is one of two “new” blush shades that launched for Spring 2021 in a new Fruit Fetish-like Collection that’s available at Walgreens. I’m not sure when Milani will officially launch this collection as they have been super quiet about it but the entire collection, which is quite large, is available on Walgreens website for the past two weeks or so. I’m not sure if it is a Walgreens exclusive or if it’ll launch at other stores. I don’t even have a collection na...
Tags: Walgreens, Beauty, Swatches, Blush, BOGO, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Milani, Corallina, Spring Collections 2021, Milani Peach Of Me Baked Powder Blush, Milani Baked Blush Collection, Milani Corallina


Stop Everything! Read My Review and Go Buy Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer

Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer ($20) is a new, silcone-free face primer with a cooling effect. This is seriously one of the most interesting face primers I’ve had the pleasure of using. It actually has the consistency of a silcone primer but it has no silicones! Magic! I love it! Here’s why. Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer arrives in a 1.05 oz jar and will set you back $20 bucks. According to the brand it’s a silky, fine-tuned finish facial primer with a fresh s...
Tags: Beauty, Magic, Swatches, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Facial Primer, Smashbox, Peter Thomas Roth, Touch In Sol, Hexanediol PEG, Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer, Eau Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer, Glycerin Butylene Glycol Dipropylene Glycol, Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Icy Sherbet Primer


This Hair Brush Is Going To Change Your Life….!

Quite by accident I discovered a hair brush that changed my life! Seriously! I will never use another hair brush again! This is the one. This is a forever relationship! So, let me give you some backstory before we dive into the joys of the Wet Brush Speed Dry Hair Brush! There’s some irony here as this brush was created for those who use a hair dryer as it has a vented design that allows air to flow through it which in turn allows for quicker dry times. The irony here is that I don’t b...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Recommendations, Haircare, Muse Approved, Haircare Reviews, Ulta Walmart Target Amazon, Rimmel London HD Union Jack Eyeshadows


Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme A Nice, Lighter Dupe of Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme is a nice, lighter dupe of Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy and at a much more affordable price tag! I wanted to feature this in a review of sorts today because so many of you had ordered the smaller travel spray of Kilian Love, Don’t Be Shy and proceeded to email asking if I knew of a cheaper dupe because a bottle of Love, Don’t Be Shy will set you back $240. Ouch! Honestly, I do recommend the original because it’s pure marshmallow orange blossom-y joy! It’s super sweet...
Tags: Beauty, Fragrance, Don, Dolce, Muse Approved, Fragrance Reviews, Sephora Ulta, Love Don, Kilian Love Don, Gabbana Pour Femme A Nice Lighter Dupe of Kilian, Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme, Pour Femme


The Most Basic (And Affordable) Of Moisturizers That You Need This Winter

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a great affordable moisturizer for drier skin this Winter. This moisturizer is packed with a blend of glycerin, ceramides, cholesterol, and hyaluronic acid to help drier skin look and feel it’s best. You know what? Sometimes basic is better! This is simple, no frills, and easy on your skin. I recently started using a chemical peel and if you know me you know I prefer physical exfoliation over chemical but as I get older I realize that isn’t always the b...
Tags: Beauty, Recommendations, Skincare, Bha, Ulta, Muse Approved, Beauty on a Budget, Moisturizer


Flash Gordon and a Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupe

Want a cheaper Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum dupe? Who doesn’t? At $300 for 2.7 oz Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s cult favorite and much beloved Baccarat Rouge 540 isn’t the cheapest bottle of fragrance I’ve had the pleasure of purchasing but it is totally worth it if you collect and appreciate luxury fragrances! To me Baccarat Rouge 540 smells like luxurious cotton candy. Some find it harsh, others say it smell like an exotic spice market, where as others claim it gives them a headache but to m...
Tags: Beauty, Ariana Grande, Fragrance, Flash Gordon, Gordon, Barin, Ari, TIMOTHY DALTON, Ariana, Ulta, Muse Approved, Fragrance Reviews, Eau de Parfum, Baccarat Rouge, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Ornella Muti


Hempz Butter Me Up! Salted Toffee Herbal Hand & Foot Creme Smells Good Enough to Eat

Hempz Butter Me Up! Salted Toffee Herbal Hand & Foot Creme ($15.99) is a new, limited edition multitasking foot and hand cream that launched with the Hempz Holiday 2020 Collection. I picked this up when it was on sale recently! It actually still is as select Hempz Holiday is Buy 1, Get 1 $50 plus the 808149 is a code that will work on Hempz for $5 off $15 purchases. I’m a chronic hand washer. Always have been, always will be with or without COVID. Why? Because before COVID I used to see a ...
Tags: Beauty, Skincare, Ulta, Muse Approved, Hand and Nails, Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream, Holiday Collections 2020, Hempz Butter Me Up Salted Toffee Herbal Hand


My Lawless The Baby One Mini Eyeshadow Palette Is Only $25 and Brilliant

Lawless The Baby One Mini Eyeshadow Palette is a new eight pan eyeshadow palette that’s a mere $25! I picked this up during the Sephora Holiday Event and I’m ever so happy I did because it was not only on sale at the time but also, wow, it’s pretty brilliant. I’d totally pay the full $25 price tag for it as you get eight very generously sized shades and the formula is very good! The brand actually has another mini palette but compared The Baby One it’s a little uneventful! If you like plummy to...
Tags: Usa, Beauty, Sephora, Swatches, Revlon, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Eyeshadow Palettes