Posts From December 2007

Makeup Bag Takes on Bobbi Brown’s Pink Raspberry Collection

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The Muse’s most beautiful mate Erika, from Makeup Bag, has me lemming Bobbi Brown’s newest collection!

I must say I’ve had my ups and downs (Click here to view my woes and Click here to view my wows) with Bobbi Brown but I reboarded the Bobbi Brown train and headed over to Nordstrom’s after seeing Erika’s beaitiful FOTD today. Click here to see Erika sporting some of the Pink Raspberry collection.

I was actually really good about ordering from this collection and only got two items (I know I even amaze myself sometimes with the strength of my willpower!).

The two items that intrigued me most were the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. I dunno what it was but I guess I was blinded by the two colors that were released for the collection. They look stunning. I love blushes that give me a pinched look and these most definately fall into that category! Honestly a majority of the time I work the “cute” look thus really sweet pinks make there way onto my cheeks. I don’t have alot going for me in the beauty department so “cute” is my way of working it thus these are most definately something that can give me the “cute” dewy look that I favor!

The palette does intrigue me but fact of the matter is it seems two costly for what you get. At $55 I can think of another palette or other makeup items I’d want much more!

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The glosses are equally pretty but won’t be too flattering on me so that’s more money saved and the lip pencils just aren’t me. I’m not one for lip pencils.

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Finally as gorgeous as the brush set was it was too expensive for me to really bother with!

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So really not much wormed it’s way into my heart or cart for that matter.

I can’t believe the words “expensive” are popping from my very lips. Suddenly I’ve become the frugal shopper. Bloody hell what’s wrong with me!?

I think mostly Erika’s gorgeous FOTD really sold me and upon seeing the beautiful shades from the potted blush I knew I had to have those!

I’m a bit scared as I don’t have very good luck with the staying power of cream blushes but I’m hoping these are good!

You’ll see my review on these two blushes soon (My raves or my ranting like a loon! We shall see which!) until then are you loving this collection? Want any of it? Skipping?

Tell me!

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Japan’s Spring Collections 2008

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Many of the Japanese Spring Collections are popping up soon and if you’re a fan at all you’ve most definately been visiting with the Muse’s most gorgeous mate Iris. If not why are you still here reading this? Click here to see what juicy gossip Iris has on the Japanese Beauty front!

I see several collections I want something from but I’m pretty shocked that I don’t see more! I think I may be over-eating on the cosmetic front lately because I’ve been quite picky about what I purchase as of late.

Jill Stuart Spring Collection 2008
Click here for complete details on this collection!

My First Impression: Good news we don’t have to jump on this bandwagon to quickly as Iris reports the palettes are all permanent, no limited. My humblest opinion is the colors are staring to bore me. God I can’t believe I said that. I love JS as much as the next girl but why do they keep releasing similar shade palettes each collection!? They’ll be a matte version as well which is horrifying for me as I detest mattes with a passion! Facts are facts I’ll end up purchasing these because I’m a collector but I just want something new and exciting from the line and lately that hasn’t been happening!

How about you? Want any of this collection? Love it?

RMK Spring Collection 2008
Click here for complete details on this collection!

Now this interests me. It’s rather different for RMK and I’m already jumping around begging our mate Row from Mostly Makeup to purchase me some of this! The shadows remind me of Rimmel’s U Stir It Up Cream Eyeshadow except these are powder! I’m not too excited about the shadows those are kinda take it or leave it but I’m loving the blushes!

Paul and Joe Disney Collection
Click here and here for complete details on this collection!

Here’s another that I’m racing around in circles for! As soon as I seen this I was emailing Iris about it! I’m definately wanting a majority of the collection especially the face powders! How cute!

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Another I’m quite excited about! The Metallic Loose Powder is definitely on my wish list! And of course I’m wanting the new Jewel Crush Eye Palettes!

Lunasol Spring Collection 2008
Click here to read up on the new palettes being introduced!

I’m on the couch about these. They look nice enough but I’m not so thrilled! I know many of you are extreme followers of Lunasol and as much as I adore it I have to say a no on these possibly as I can think of a few other items I want far more!

Lavshuca Spring Collection 2008
Read more by clicking here!

Lavshuca has some interesting new eye palettes out that are shaped like our beloved Eye Color Select palettes. The difference? These colors are not particularly fabulous and are limited to three shades instead of four. These are entitled Noble On Color Eyes. Perhaps these are nicer upon viewing them in person but they all look the same aside from the middle color! So muddy and beige…not very spring like really. Hmmm. You know I’m a devotee of Lavshuca and of course these will be in my cart but I’m slightly worried how great they’ll actually be when I get my hands on ‘em!

KATE Spring Collection 2008
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I’m all Glam Tricked out so I can do without any of KATE’s new collection. Nothing even makes me blink an eye! Although I’ll be excited to see the new video on the site when it’s up! I love the KATE commercials icon smile Click here to visit with Eru to see some of KATE’s past commercials (The Muse finds Eru’s passion for all things kawaii quite enchanting)!

I believe that’s about it right now. As I said earlier I must be getting picky or the collections just aren’t that brilliant! I’d really kill for a little wow right now but the Japanese never fail me and I’m positive Summer will bring something amazing! Or I’ll change my mind once I have some of these items in my hands!

How about you?
What are you wanting from the Japanese Spring Collections?
What are you loving?
Hating?

Tell the Muse!

Click here to see my love of all good things Japanese!

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Sephora’s Beauty Resolutions

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Sephora has a guideline of Beauty Resolutions for us all and I thought I’d see how many of these “resolutions” apply to me!

Hmmm Let’s see shall we?!

I will use SPF everyday!

Check! I do indeed use SPF everyday and so should you and if you’re not I highly suggest it. Be you 13 or 55 start using it before you destroy your skin!

I will wash my face everyday!
(Click here to learn about my skincare regime)

No problem got this one covered too! I’m actually anal about washing my face so we should be a ok! Remember kids remove your makeup before going to bed!

I will spend less time on my hair!
(Click here to learn how I simplified my haircare!)

Hells I barely spend anytime at all on mine so we should be safe here! It’s either in a bun or it’s flying around my head doing a bad Little Orphan Annie imitation (Those are the days I wander around the city trying to locate my very own Daddy Warbucks!).
I will lose weight!
(Click here to see how you can lose weight using a ligploss!)

It’s not that easy Sephora! I’ve been trying for years and I’m still quite short and round! I’ll try harder. Promise. I’ll even use lipgloss to aid me!

I will try a new scent!
(Click here to read about the new scent I tried recently!)

Hey! Got it covered! I tried a new scent recently and I’m always on the look out for new blends! Check!

I will create the perfect smoky eye!
(Click here, here, and here to see some “smoky” eye looks)

I dunno if it’s perfect but I definately love creating some dramatic looks with grays, blacks, and silvers!

I will be more adventurous!
(Click here, here, and here to view some adventurous makeup looks)

I’m adventurous! I plan on bungee jumping off the Empire State Building in 2008! Until than I’ll settle on being adventurous with my makeup and we all know by now how very bold I am with makeup!

I will keep my Beauty organized!
(Click here to see how organized I am!)

I dunno if I’d call my beauty organized but I sure do try to attempt to have some sort of organization with my cosmetics!

I will feed my skin healthy ingredients!
(Click here to read about my past posts about Lush Fresh Cosmetics!)

No problem! Lush has me covered!

I will treat my hair with respect!
(Click here to read more about haircare!)
We’ve already been through this haven’t we?!

I don’t personally have any Beauty resolutions for myself but answering the Sephora one’s was sure fun icon wink

Do you have Beauty Resolutions? Anything you aren’t doing and should be with your skincare regime? Are you wanting to be more adventurous with your makeup application?

Tell me about ‘em!

I’m all ears!

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Shu Uemura’s Spring Collection: Rebirth

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Mr Uemura’s newest collection is up and available for purchase if you’re wanting to get a head start on your Spring Collection Shopping!

I think I may wait or just skip altogether on this one. Lovely colors in the pressed shadows and the blush are nice enough I guess but I know at least three other Spring Collections that are much prettier!

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How about you?

Want it?
Need it?
Passing it?

Tell the Muse!

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Catching Up on Comments!

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Just a quick note to let you guys know I’m doing my best to get caught up with e-mail and comments! I have about 50 comments to get through but I’m slowly getting there! So sorry about the delay in my reply but Blogger is a pain in the butt when it comes to comments and it’s difficult to locate comments when they are posted on older posts! So I have to go in post the comment, locate it by searching, and finally reply icon smile

If I’m a little slow going that’d be why!

As for e-mails that’s a scary thing to say the least but I’m doing my best to get caught up on all my e-mails from you gorgeous folk icon wink

About the only person that gets a reply from me lately would be Row but aside from that I’m wayyyyyyy behind!

So do excuse my mess while I reply to each one of you individually icon wink

I feel like I need a personal assistant sometimes hehe!

Hope your Holidays went well and all your present wishes came true!

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