Posts From August 2007

Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection

As you read in my prior blog one of my packages was lost for a few days! A majority of what was in the package wasn’t of much importance however these little gems were in that package and had me crying tears of joy when it finally popped back to me!

Avast Ye! Behold! This be the treasure that was lost at sea!

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Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection
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Star Twinkle Powder
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Umm..nothing to get too excited about here! Where’s the sparkle? The shimmer? The glitter? The shine? Did they make some sort of mistake? Was it lost with the package? The powder, as far as I can see and feel, has absolutely no sparkle to it at all! The twinkle has left the building. I’m seeing nothing in the way of glitter here! I’ve only swiped it very lightly but I can say confidently this may very well be a waste of money but it sure is pretty to look at isn’t it? Did I just contradict myself? Oops! This is a first impression but so far I’m a bit disappointed!

The collection isn’t a total lost because I also got the Twinkle Cream shadows and these are fantastic! Bloody brilliant! Tons of shimmer, sparkle, and glittery bits are to be had! As I said before I don’t do cream shadows! But these come with my highest recommendation! The Muse loves ‘em! She not only loves what’s inside but she’s loving the outside as well! The packaging is as sweet as candy!

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Personally if you’re a collector I’d go for the entire lot but if you’re just wanting to get one or two I’d go with the cream shadows and skip the powder! The purple and peach are nice colors but the real pudding is the gold, pink, and silver colors!

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Japense Cosmetics Goodies!

A little story behind this haul!

I ordered these items about two weeks ago and they were shipped via EMS. Express shipping takes about 3-4 days to get from Asia to North America this translates as I blink and I have my items safely with me hehe!

Sadly these little goodies got lost in the mail and I was beyond upset! After much dismay and thoughts that they’d never get to me I’m happy to say I have them in my hands!

PHEW!

Quite a nice few goodies to be had in this haul!

Sana Shiny Mascara in Gold and Silver
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Comb Glitter Mascara that encrusts your lashes with sparkles! Yum! The Muse likey sparkles!

Heroine Glitter Mascara
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God I love Kiss’s Heroine cosmetic line! How freaking cute is the advert on these? This is a heavy duty glitter mascara in pink! Encrusts your lashes with tons of glitter and sparkle! Oh la la!

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Sony Blackhead Oil Stick
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Hey Sony isn’t only good for electronics they also create a line of cosmetics in Japan! Cool right? This handy dandy little gadget is for rubbing on your nose! It promises that with a few strokes your blackheads will be erased! It works not so bad for a cheapie gimmicky product icon wink

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Pola Deep Cleaning Nose Mask, Cleansing Hot Gel, Deep Nose Wash
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Deep Cleaning Nose Mask works quite like the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil Mask. Apply a thin layer, wait till it drys, and rub off! I’ve been using it the past few days and haven’t noticed much difference in my blackheads! If possible the Sony Stick works better! Th Cleansing Hot Gel and Nose Wash I haven’t tried yet but very curious about both and somewhat worried since the Nose Mask was rubbish I have a funny feeling these will be too! Oh well!

Comments? Questions? Got these items? Tell me what you think of ‘em!

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Bath and Body Works Fall & Winter 2007 Collections

I got a sneak peak at what’s ahead for Bath and Body Works and I’m doing a little jig in excitement!

I can’t help but get a bit excited at the prospect of new 3 in 1 temptation shower gels! I’ve collected myself a nice little stockpile of these during the Summer sale and I think I might love ‘em even more than Philosophy’s 3 in 1’s!

Just a few of the bottles I snagged during the Summer sales! There are more but we wouldn’t want you to see how diseased I really am now would we?
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Last year, Twisted Peppermint was quite a RAVE for the Muse! So much so that she ended up squirreling away bottles and bottles and bottles, did I mention bottles? and bottles of it! It was thee most delightful blend of vanilla and peppermint candy cane that the Muse truly enjoyed indulging in! The best part about Twisted Peppermint is it not only made the perfect winter pampering treat but it also carried into Summer as wonderful cooling experience!

The last few of what remains from the Muse’s stash of Twisted Peppermint! icon sad
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This year it appears they are adding to the Twisted Peppermint collection a body spray! Oh my! Lotion, Shower Gel, and Scrubs wasn’t enough they had to tempt me with body spray too! I can picture myself come December calling up everyone I know in New York and screaming at them to PLEASE for the LOVE of God and all things HOLY get me some of that Twisted Peppermint and ship it over to England as soon as possible (I’ll be in the UK for Christmas)!

Flipping through the catalog I also happened to come across some other very interesting items! Spicy Gum Drop! Oh My! And what’s this…Chocolate Mint! This should be illegal!

The somewhat bad news is that the Fall line up looks kinda sorta similar to last year! Pecan Pie is sticking around, Pumpkins on Parade is coming back, and…..drum roll please……Cherry Pie is making it’s debut! Cherry Pie looks divine!

Looks like it’s going to be a sweet Fall and Winter if Bath and Body Works Temptation line will be sharing your shower with you!

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Lunasol Geminate Eye Palettes

A package from my angel arrived a few days ago which contained the new Lunasol Geminate Eye palettes!

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SQUEAL!

The colors are amazingly pigmented, full of sparkle and shimmer, and really solid colors for the cooler months! I’ve never purchased a Lunasol palette prior to these but I can see these are quite possibly Kanebo’s best line of product and may even beat out T’estimo for quality! These are a higher end cosmetic compared to Kanebo’s other color lines and the cost of each proves that these are indeed a luxurious item to purchase!

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This is only a first impression, I haven’t tried them yet as I am too busy stroking them and telling them how pretty they are BUT I can tell you they are possibly better than Visee’s Jewel Crush Eyes!

Many of you, like myself have purchased T’estimo’s newest palettes plus Visee’s Jewel Crush Eyes. These beat out both in the department of high shimmer, sparkle, and glitter! If you’re pressed for cash and in debates what you should purchase I’d go with one of these and skip the T’estimo and Visee palettes! Overall I’m mighty pleased with these and quite excited to begin creating a new look with ‘em!

These have to be the best Fall collection I’ve seen this season! The colors just remind me of a cool autumn night! I was in high debate about which palettes to choose and in the end I decided on all five! And am I ever glad I did!

Ruby
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Alexandrite
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Diamond
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Sapphire
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Cat’s Eye
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The Muse was completely spoiled in this package as not only were the Lunasol palettes tucked into it but some gorgeous little pressies that the angel included for me!

Now this angel knows me a little too well and she included some much lusted after Sweet Sweets palettes for me!

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Sweet Sweets is an amazingly cute and inexpensive Japanese drugstore brand! These are just too terrific for words! I’m utterly in love with ‘em! They are on the sheer side but if you want to do a real simple makeup look these are perfection! I’m loving these!

And if that wasn’t enough something else was tucked into my box!

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I love the little fairy drawing the eye liner on!
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The Muse’s angel sure knows how to enable because Cineora is not a brand that the Muse has every heard of! The loose powder is not only adorable but perfect for tucking into my purse for touch ups! It does wonders on under eye circles! And the liner is sheer perfection! One stroke will do it! No having to go back and repeat myself this is nice and dark! The Muse is in love with Cineroa’s brand of cosmetics now icon wink

Friends are special people and when they go out of their way to do something lovely for me I can’t help but feel thankful that I am lucky enough to have my life touched by them!

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MAC Smoke Signals Haul

I just got in from Nordies with my little haul of MAC Smoke Signals in tow. Sadly, Blue Storm didn’t make an appearance so I’ll have to wait a little longer to get my hands on it.

I ended up purchasing two eyeliners, two pigments, and the two quads. I left the lippies, nail varnish, and blush, none struck me as must haves.

Overall it’s a great collection! I think I got the pick of the best items and the rest are pretty much leave ‘em, not need ‘em. The blushes weren’t anything to write home about, the nail varnish are nice but I tend to bite my nails so not too worth it for me, and the lipsticks just weren’t wowing me.

The quads are a must have and the best I’ve seen from MAC in quite a while. All the colors work well together in these which is rare since a majority of the quads I get from MAC have colors that seem to never work well for me and I end up scratching my head trying to firgure out what sort of eye look I could possibly create with the quad.

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The two liners are also must haves in my humblest of humble opinions! Raven is a deep maroon color that really will look great with Lovestone and Cranberry! Orpheus is an equally gorgeous shade.

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The pigments weren’t anything to get too excited about. Silver Fog is shown as Limited Edition shade but it’s a normal MAC Pro item. This is exciting if you happen to not have a MAC Pro in your general area but if you do have a Pro shop it’s just a snore. I picked this up as I never did bother getting it from my local Pro shop! It’s definately a very nice pigment! Smoke Signals is very bizarre not sure what to do with this little guy it’s a bit reddish, a bit brownish, and maybe even a tad bit purple thrown in! Not sure how this fits into the smoky eye look but count me as challenged, I aim to create a look with it. Dark Soul is a regular catalog item and not entirely worth the $20! Unless you’re a collector you can do away with purchasing such a large jar of black piggie! Just stick to a sample from E-bay or forums!

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If you’re purchasing your lot in store be sure they give you one of the postcard booklets! It’s rare they give postcards out anymore so this is a nice item if you happen to collect MAC postcards! It includes all the looks featured in the video plus some face charts on the back! And it’s free! We like free stuff don’t we?

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Overall a nice offering from this collection!

Do check out the MAC website to see a great video of Eartha Kitt glamming it up! It so fits with the theme of this collection!

MuseTV Presents Smoke Signals (I’m sorry this one is crummy guys! I’m just a bit drained today).

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