Posts From November 2007

T’estimo Pure Layer Loose Powder Blush Review

T’estimo has a similar style of blush out as Jill Stuart (actually quite a few Japanese brands do similar loose blushes).

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The difference of course in the two would be price and quality.

Sadly, as much as I love T’estimo the blush is lacking something for me! The packaging is an adorable domed container with a soft brush that will look quite lovely on your vanity displayed with your other cosmetic items however the blush inside leaves a bit to be desired!

I have these in two flavors WT-04 and P-K20. I’ll get to the WT-04 in a minute but first let me explain PK-20. PK-20 appears to me the darker of the two pink shades that are offered from T’estimo. Sadly, the blush is very sheer and even after building up color with a few strokes it still fails to wow me. The texture is quite the same as the Jill Stuart blushes I own which is an almost sheer, chalky feel but unlike the Jill Stuart this is not so pigmented.

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It’s so strange that a company that makes such amazing, pigmented eyeshadows makes such a weak blush! I think it’s safe to say that if you are fairer of a skin you might very well be able to pull PK-20 off but for me I’m sadly left desiring something more when it comes to this blush!

The good news is the WT-04 is gorgeous and it’s just about near perfect for the upcoming Holiday season! WT-04 is a sheer shimmering shade of white that I use for a touch of sparkle and to contour around my cheeks and face! It’s delightfully simple in it’s shimmer and it’s not at all over done! I’m not sure why the fit it in with the blush but for me it’s a multitasking tool! I use it on my face as well as my eyes and across my cleavage for some barely there shine! Truly I heart WT-04 and if you’re considering purchasing any of these I’d most definately pick this little guy up!

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T’estimo Pure Layer Blush is available in four shades total which are the two I’ve already mentioned and two others that are OR-21 which is an orange/peach shade and PK-21 which is the newest and a softer shade of pink than PK-20.

The blushes are available for purchase from JPMon and Adam Beauty for about $23usd per a blush. Now might be a good time to grab yourself some of these since T’estimo is slowly being fazed out and being replaced with a new brand!

The Muse approves of at least one color in this line but the rest she says skip ‘em and buy something else!

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Lancôme Ombre-Eclair Eyeshadow Pencil

The Muse’s mates from Kiss and Makeup featured these fine pencils about two weeks ago and I must say they sound intriguing to say the least!

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The pencils are available in Silver, Emerald, and Sweet Quartz and every single one is on my wish list!

It’s all a matter of deciding whether I should wait for these to make a guest appearance at my local Cosmetics Company Store or getting them now at full price!

Choices, Choices!

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Escada Moon Sparkle

Escada’s latest scent is available for purchase from Nordstrom!

Count the Muse excited as it has “sparkle” in the name! However, the bottle isn’t thrilling me hmmmm…I like the old style bottles better!

Oh well! I’m still loving the top notes of strawberry and red apple!

It’s in the shopping cart!

Escada Moon Sparkle as seen on Nordstrom.com
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Escada Moon Sparkle Shower Gel as seen on Nordstrom.com
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MAC Tenderstones Still Alive and Kicking at Nordies!

Ha! I was browsing around Nordies and noticed that MAC Tenderstones are still available for purchase!

I find this kinda funky and funny icon wink

You can check the Muse’s review by clicking here if you have any ideas about purchasing some of these!

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Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set

The Muse has many black eyeshadows and many white eyeshadows but that won’t stop her from lemming, wanting, and probably purchasing the Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set!

$40 bucks ($32 with the Friends and Family Discount hehe) nabs you a Wet Diamond Shadow, an Eye Shimmer Cream, a red lipstick, and a cute carrying pouch!

Visions of gorgeous smoky, sparkley eyes are dancing through the Muse’s head!

She so needs this kit!

Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set as seen on Sephora.com
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