Musings of a Muse

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Mar 12, 2008

Bioré Pajama Party: Bioré Skincare Review

This idea came to me today when I was talking to our little Cookie, Lilan, from the Daily Cookie. We were chatting back and fourth and she had mentioned she and her boyfriend had done a series of pictures using Bioré products last week. Honestly, guys, I begged and pleaded with our Cookie to please post these pictures and how much of a contribution this would be to the beauty blogging world! I tried! I really did! Let's hope my hard work pays off and we get to see Lil and the boyfriend doing their review of Bioré shortly!

For now I decided I needed my own pampering. It's been a long, hard day at work so I decided to treat my skin nice!

Pajama Party Provisions

As you may have noticed I'm on a budget beauty buying cycle lately and one item that I believe gives alot of bang for my buck is Bioré. It's one of the very select few brands from a drugstore that I trust and have found to actually work. Quite a few products in the line I love and I'm particularly in lust with what I can get from Japan in regards to Bioré. Seriously have you seen Japan Bioré products? Everything is all pink and sweet looking!

As I was saying I had a long day at work so facial time! Yay!

AWWWWWWWWWWWW the Muse is exhausted after her hard day at work! Her eyeshadow is smudged, her foundation is fading, her lipstick is long gone but her PJ's sure do match! The Muse is such a chic girl isn't she?

I'm a bit lazy and I'm really not in the mood for my full blown facial regime of removing my makeup but have no fear Bioré Daily Cleaning Cloths are here!


Seriously, I think we all fall into a bit of a funk some nights and aren't too interested in spending alot of time removing our makeup! Especially when we just want to turn the lights off and go to bed! Daily Cleaning Clothes make that possible! Each cloth is pre-moistened with a cleaning solution that doesn't have to be washed off. Wipe it across your face a few times and it'll pretty much remove everything from your face. As you know I wear some bold shades of eyeshadow and this removes them without a problem! Although it doesn't do that good a job on waterproof mascara but seriously neither do MAC cleaning clothes so honestly that's not the fault of the cloth that's just the formula of your mascara!

Two clothes later and my face was happy, refreshed, and clean!

After I got all that gunk off my face I needed a seriously good scrubbing down. The winter weather is harsh and my skin is suffering from some serious dryness, flakes and all! Gross! Sooooooo I got me some Bioré Unclogging Scrub and scrubbed my way into nirvana. This is the first time I've used this particular scrub and I must say it's quite good. It does a fab job of removing flaky skin from my forehead and given time I imagine this will clear up the blackheads on my nose as well. If you're acne prone this contains salicylic acid to clear up any nasties you have keeping house on your face! It was a good scrub and did a great job smoothing out my face but I found it to be a bit drying. That could be because it's an acne treatment. If you're oily this may very well be a god sent for you as it's liable to dry up any oily bits on your face!

The formula contains little microbeads! See 'em? It also has a very fresh smell!

Now it was time for a bit of a facial! I adore Bioré self-heating mask! So good! This is seriously a fab mask! If you've never used this before you have to try it at least once! It's a one minute facial that you rub into your skin and as you rub it heats and fells so warm and cozy and lovely! It exfloliates the skin while detoxing it and removing any yuck that might be lurking in your pores plus it's good if your skin is oily! This feels wonderful in the Winter but I love using it in the Summer to combat oil on my forehead!


And since I love you guys so much I'm of course including photos of me wearing the'll probably find some use to blackmail me with them later.....

Scary Muse! BOO!

Of course after all this I had to go the extra yard and attack the blackheads hanging out on my nose! What better way to do that then with a Deep Cleaning Pore Strip? Pore Strips are God's gift to humanity. I've seriously never found a better product to remove blackheads. I scrub, and scrub, and scrub and I have seriously little success removing the blackheads from my nose that have taken up residence, built a condo, and have settled in with the kids. They stay there and never leave. Unless I go to a Spa and extract these chances are no product, expensive or inexpensive, will get these buggers to move up and out! However, I've had pretty good success it getting a nice cleanup using Bioré Deep Cleaning Nose Strips! Plus I like looking at the strip after it's been on my nose 8 that morbid? Sorry too much info there! In all seriousness I really do have an excellent success rate with these. I'm not saying they get deeply embedded blackheads but they do a bloody good job of getting about 75% of mine and my nose looks alot less like a porcupine after use!

Yes, yes I know you want pics! More blackmail material coming right up!

Finally to finish off my little skincare party Bioré Pore Minimizing Lightweight Moisturizer. This is new for me. I normally don't stray from my current moisturizer but I was generally curious about this as it has an SPF 15. Honestly, as I get older I've been caring about having an SPF in my moisturizer and this is very light and silky and perfect for day wear. I'm not sure how much it reduced the appearance of my pores because I honestly have tiny pores anyway but in regards to the formula I'm pretty impressed. I travel alot and I love going on cruises and such and this would make an excellent daily moisturizer when out in the heat. It's silky, smooth, and very light weight plus it has SPF. When you're in a humid climate that's about everything you'd want in a moisturizer! Plus it's cheap as day old chips price wise! What's not to love? I'm too set in my ways to change it for my current moisturizer but as a backup when going on Holiday this will definately make an appearance in my traincase!

And finally here she is the Muse fresh faced, makeup less and simply Bioré clean! Wasn't that fun? I work my 30 years good don't I? Teehee!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to shame you-- but i think you applied those biore strips on your nose upside down :P

March 12, 2008 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks anonymous. I was trying to be funny, keyword, tried!

March 12, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Eru said...

You look utterly kawaii in those pics!!

March 12, 2008 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Shop With A Vengeance! said...

Hello hello Muse! You look so cute for your PJ party haha :) I have tried one of Biore's moisturizers, I think it was like shine stopping or something... I liked the scent but my skin doesn't really do too good with fragrances, so I think I got a bit irritated. Other than that, it didn't really stop shine either so out to the product graveyard it went. I am glad they work for you though, I've heard good things, my skin is just super picky apparently.

March 12, 2008 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Dalenna said...

hey you!!'re so cute with that pouty face. *D reaches out to pinch Muse's cheeks* you cutie pie!


March 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Kitty said...

How cute you are even without makeup?

March 12, 2008 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...


Your post is so great! A full line of Biore, whowudda thunk?!

You should have posted your before and after nose strip! I'm too embarrassed to do it - it's probably super mortifying for ppl to see! ack!

Wonderful reviews again Muse! :)

March 12, 2008 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Taryn said...

I loved this post! And darn you look good without makeup. Your skin just glows!

Biore strips used to work for me and I don't know why they don't anymore. My blackheads are worse than the roots of a 200 year old oak tree. They just don't want to move, so I bought an extractor and take care of the buggers myself. It's pretty effective, as long as you clean your skin thoroughly afterward.

Right now I can't do much with them as I had filler injected into my nose about a month ago to straighten it out. It's still pink from it, so I need to be careful not to irritate it.

I'm currently liking some sort of Japanese Biore hot melting stuff for your nose. It doesn't do much, but it feels good!

March 12, 2008 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey eru!

hehe thanks *hugs*

March 12, 2008 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Shop With A Vengeance!

'ello to you!

Aw thanks! I needed a few more people to drop by for the party ;) You should have come hehe!

Don't worry I have a huge graveyard myself ;) This moisturizing is a bit scented as well so you might wanna stay clear. I read on your blog you're a bit broken out at the moment have you considered Lush for your skincare? It's my skincare of choice and it's quite good for me. No breakouts amen!

naa not at all! I think my skin is sorta the same when I veer off my normal routine I tend to break out too so you aren't the only one. I think I had mentioned this but the Lumene cocktail you posted about had intrigued me. Did you just return it b/c of the scent or it wasn't good?

I was curious about it!


March 12, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...


Be careful I'm like the pilsbury dough boy I'll giggle if you pinch me ;)

love ya!

March 12, 2008 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

awwwwww thanks kitty!


March 12, 2008 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Mizz cookies!

teehee lots of Biore ;) *wink wink nudge nudge*

Pleaze post your Biore! I wants to see!

EWW lol! I love staring at it but if I posted it that'd be too much info LOL!

Wait I know I'll send it to you via email deal? You send yours and I'll send mine. I wanna see the gunk that comes off your nose! LOL!!!!!!!!!

I just had a light bolt flash and realized Mandy would so do something like that!

Thanks hun!

March 12, 2008 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey taryn!

Aw thanks honey!!!! You're too kind. I looked quite like a drown rat. I was exhausted, am exhausted actually ;) been heck of a week!

Lord I have some that are older then yours lol!

I brought an extractor too but I have no idea how to use it correctly any tips? tricks? The damn thing looks like a needle! So scary! I tried gently picking the skin and digging outward but I think that's wrong!? It's been buried in my bathroom draw every since. Dunno how to really use it!

ouch your poor nose! did the fill hurt?

I have one too but not a biore one some other japanese brand. Feels great does nothing! Yay for useless j brands ;)


plus it's like a top seller and recommend by Japanese MA's and Beauty specialists....but the Muse says it dontz works!


March 12, 2008 at 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hiya~!aaaw, cuute! seriously, you're too funny with your blackmail pics, thanks for making my blog-dinner (instead of the tv-dinner) an amusing one! wow, u could pass as 20 seriously! well done for keeping ur skin looking so dewy! hiromix

March 13, 2008 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger BeautyChick101 said...

This post was just too adorable!

March 13, 2008 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya hiromix ;)

Missed you around here <3

hehehe ;) Be gentle don't use them as blackmail bait pleaze ;)

LOL a blog dinner wooohoo! I wish I was 20 sigh...the fine lines are creeping up!

Thanks for spending dinner with the Muse ;)

March 13, 2008 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya BeautyChick101!

Aw thanks!


March 13, 2008 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Lynne, said...

You are so cute Muse! The unclogged pore scrub sounds promising. Oy! Now I want to try...

I used to use the pore strips but now wish I hadn't because my pores are actually bigger because of them. More stuff gets trapped inside and its more noticeable no matter how clean I try to keep them, ew. But I did like seeing the action on the strips. Makes you feel like it works wonders.

March 13, 2008 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger (g)ezebel said...

i loooooove biore pore strips!!! the "forest" on them after pulling them off, so freakin' cool!!

i'm using mario badescu's silver powder now, so i've stopped using biore.

March 14, 2008 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger (g)ezebel said...

p.s. oh, you know i gotta ask...

do you have a matching hairband for every outfit you own? they are so cute! where do you get them??

March 14, 2008 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey again Mrs. Lynne!

Loving all these comments :)

Aw thanks! I've been using it the past week and my skin feels lovey!

Really? I've never experienced bigger pores b/c of them!

LOL I adore looking at the strip and I agree it really makes you feel like it did what it was supposed to!

March 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya gezzer!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGREED! :)

silver powder? How's it work? Do share!

but of course I have a hairband for every outfit :)

I'm cheesy like that lol!

Thanks *hugs*

I get them at an asian beauty shop on canal street. Mr Lee's ;)

March 14, 2008 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger (g)ezebel said...

it will be a cold day in hell before i ever post a pic of myself without makeup (everyone would faint from fright), but the silver powder you just use a wet cotton ball (i use a wet craft brush), dip it in the silver powder, then tap it onto your nose. wait 10 mins for it to dry, then clean it up with astringent or toner.

March 15, 2008 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL gez :) I was feeling daring :)

I was reading a review that biore strips work better after using the silver powder!

I want some ;)

review to follow tee hee!

March 16, 2008 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Esmerelda said...

You're so cute and your skin is beautiful ! i would try these pore strip too !

March 18, 2008 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Esmerelda!

Aw thanks sweetie *hugs*

The pore strips are awesome :)

Definitely worth taking a peek at!


March 19, 2008 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger 心。葵 said...

i love biore too!!!
love it's pore strip and sunblock!!!
controls sebum secretion very very well! it's a must as my makeup base. :D cheap too! unless i find something better, it's something i'll never live without :P

and ur skin, it's perfectly flawless! i'm so envious of you!


April 12, 2008 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi 心。葵 !

Me too! :) I don't think we have the sunblock here :( sniff!

aw thanks. It's hardly perfect :) sometimes it's downright angry and a pain in the butt ;)


April 14, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Decorative Diva said...

I _just_ tried this Biore mask today, because I was looking for some sort of mask for my face and came across this at Target. I rather liked it, so I came to check your blog to see if you'd reviewed any masks, and you had as well!

It was an interesting experience, and my first mask ;)

August 17, 2008 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

LOL ;) Awesome. I like the idea you search here for a review thanks for that :)

Was it the heated one!?

August 18, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Decorative Diva said...

Yes, it was the self-heating one :)

I searched here after I did it, because I knew you'd probably have a review on it :)

August 18, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

awesome I love that one!

Hehe I feel so special :)

August 19, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Decorative Diva said...

I just know you've tried all the cool things :)

August 19, 2008 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw shucks blush!

August 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM  

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