Posts From November 2007
Yay! I got my Lavshuca Holiday Palettes today! These actually arrived I think Friday or Saturday but I was unable to collect them until today from the post office
They are now in my greedy, sweaty little hands and I couldn’t be more pleased!
Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 01
Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 02
The palettes came in the cutest little gift box and if you happen to have a Japanese cosmetic lover in your life these would be the perfect gift!
They come packaged in separate parts. One part is the empty compact and the second part is your lipgloss, eyeshadow, and applicators. I assume that they package the parts separately for beautiful display reasons, it also keeps things nice and tidy during shipping, and finally it’s just good, old plain fun to put it all together into the compact yourself!
The compact isn’t a hard shell it’s a durable cardboard which may sound worrying because you might be thinking this means it’s on the cheap and shoddy side. Fear not! The cardboard is quite sturdy and not cheap in the least. It’s covered in either a pink or gold foiling depending which color you end up purchasing with the lovely Lavshuca emblem on top.
Inside there are two separate spots for the sponge eyeshadow applicator and lipbrush on either side with the eyeshadow and gloss smack in the middle. The Lavshuca emblem again graces the inside top of the palette.
I haven’t yet tried any of the colors but from what I can see the strip of eyeshadows are quite shimmery and gorgeous and I’m hoping it isn’t a spray of glitter but a sparkle straight to the core. You’ll also receive a sparkling lipgloss and a matte lipcream.
The size of the shadow strip is a tiny bit disappointing because it’s really NOT a whole lot of product but if you generally collect tons of palettes and shadows you won’t mind too much because chances are you won’t go through this very quickly! However, if you don’t own a ton of different shadows and you’ll be using this daily chances are you’ll get through it very quickly as it’s not a whole lot of product!
I have to say that at the moment I find them both very pretty but I do favor the 02 palette better than the 01.
02 eyeshadows consist of a white shimmering gold color, a shimmering yellow gold, and a shimmering brown with gold specks. The gloss is a sparkling golden brown color while the lipcream is a orange brown. Layering the gloss and lipcream will surely make a striking combo!
01 is just as pretty and consists of a shimmering white with, it appears, to me, pink, a shimmering pink shade, and a darker purple. The gloss is a sparkling pinkish purple affair while the lipcream is rosebud pink.
Overall, I’d say they are most definately worth a pick up! The Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes are Muse Approved for purchase!
Do visit PJ to see A Touch of Blusher’s impression on these palettes you can also visit with RF at Make Up & Stuff and see some more about the Lavshuca’s Holiday Palettes!
MAC’s newest color story, Stylistics, is releasing November 29th. Stylistics is similar to last year’s Couture collection in quality, design, and price.
My Stylistics Invitation
The collection is a much more posh and upscale collection in comparison to what MAC normally releases and consists of several gorgeous compacts, lipshades, brushes, and quite a few other goodies!
I have to say that this collection is a bit more appealing to me than last year’s Couture collection in design. Couture was elegant and classy but Stylistics’s compact design is quite beautiful to my eye. You can see some of my Couture collection by clicking here.
The good news is it’s pretty affordable however the bad news is that this isn’t something you can tote around in your purse for touch ups. It’s a “made for vanity” in my opinion and that’s awesome for display purposes but pretty impractical for tucking into your purse. However, if you’re super careful I’m sure you’ll do just fine in carrying it along with you on special nights! Won’t you be the envy of every lady in the powder room when you’re touching up with a gorgeous pearl encrusted compact!
Personally I think the prices are outstandingly good for high quality makeup plus the glam of a gorgeous design on the packaging!
I got my invitation to reserve the collection today and I’ll share the link with you! Click here to reserve any or all of this beautiful collection!
The collection consists of the following:
Lipsticks $22USD Each
- In Vogue
- Soft Pout
- The Scene
Lipglass $20USD Each
- Hyper Chic
Sheersparkle Pressed Powder Compacts $22USD Each
- Warm Ice
Sheer Mystery Powder $45USD Each (Comes with Refill)
- Model Chic
- Dark Secret
Air of Style Perfume $60USD
Stylistic Clutch $75USD
129 Special Edition Powder Brush $42USD
224 Special Edition Eyeshadow Brush $32USD
316 Special Edition Lip Brush $22USD
For me a majority of the collection is appealing but some of the prices on the brushes, clutch, and perfume are a bit much!
However, the cosmetic side has some pretty nice prices and not bad overall! I’m happy to see the Sheer Mystery Powder is back as I didn’t get last year’s version during Couture’s run! I’m also highly interested in the Sparkle Powders and I’m hoping they aren’t cream like last year’s highlighters!
All in all I’d say there are some definite hits for me in this collection!
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You may remember Basin from a previous post I did a few months ago.
The Basin website has been updated with some Christmas goodies and my little eye did spy some rather cute Christmas soaps for gift giving (and since I did Lush’s Christmas post yesterday I thought maybe Basin deserved a little mention as well!).
Candy Cane Soap
Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, Tangerine, Lily, Jasmine, Oh MY! This is not like any Candy Cane the Muse has seen before! Could be quite an interesting blend!
Mmmm just the warm scent of gingerbread!
An array of Holiday Scents to tempt your sense of smell within your shower!
Each Basin Soap is cut to order in store or available in 100g size for $4.95 each on the website! the Muse thinks they make a very cute stocking stuffer!
Tis the Season for Egg Nog
If you’re so inclined you can drink it as well as smell like it thanks to Demeter!
Korres New Cherry Full Color Gloss sure does look luscious!
The array of colors sure does tempt me!
This is most definately something I want to try!