Posts From January 2008
Too Faced is taking us too a galaxy far, far away with it’s Spring Collection entitled Galactic Glam!
Much of the collection consists of quick fixes such as a new primer, liner and cleanser but some interesting eyeshadows and such have popped up too!
Borderline $18.50 USD
This pencil is a colorless stick that keeps your lipgloss from traveling all over your face and down your chin to your cheek…etc….you know what I mean right? It’s been done before but Too Faced decided to jump on the bandwagon and do their very own version! I’m slightly curious. I’ve tried pencils like this before and haven’t had much success to be honest.
Shadow Insurance $17 USD
Nothing can tear me away from my Urban Decay Potion Primer not even Too Faced’s new shadow insurance. This primer promises that your eyeshadow will stick all day however I already have my trusty UDPP so I’m not really needing to try anything new plus my primer is $2 bucks cheaper! Ya Boyeeeeeee!
Lip of Luxury $18 USD
Now here’s an interesting little lipstick. It’s champagne infused. I wonder what the hell that means? Do you think they inject it with tiny doses of champagne? I’m in if they do! Nothing like a bit of bubbly on the side of my lipstick! I love the cute pink packaging with sparkly diamond topper!
The Hopeless Romantic Quickie Palette $29.50 USD
Meh…another quickie chronicle? I don’t really like these too much to be honest as I find them messy! They are ok I guess if I can find them on sale but really to pay full price I’m not interested. The set includes two layers instead of the standard one layer so it’s somewhat unique in that!
Lash Injection Antidote $23.50 USD
This is basically formulated to remove Lash Injection but they forget to mention how much Lash Injection sucks! I don’t need a $23.50 mascara remover when the said mascara comes off without any help at all! Lash Injections sheds fibers like a cashmere sweater! You don’t need a remover when it comes off so easily by itself!
Mood Swing $18.50 USD
Another lipgloss that promises to be your custom shade of color. Probably doesn’t work. Just my humblest!
Galaxy Glam Eyeshadow $19.50 USD
Ahhh the star of the show! Now these are something to get hyper about! These shadows are infused with beautiful swirls of shimmering blues, golds, greens, and pink! They look rather awesome to my eye but I’m a tad bit worried that they won’t give the desired look I’m hoping for and just turn black when on! We shall see!
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Laneige released a Limited Edition Palette a few months ago entitled Darling Big Eyes. I originally saw this on Kathi’s reviews (Click here to visit her) and I knew I had to have it!
After searching for this in a few countries (Singapore, China, Japan, Etc…) I failed to locate it. It’s like Where’s Waldo to locate this damn thing! Seriously, I’ve had problems locating cosmetics in the past but this particular palette was ridiculously elusive. After some serious hard work I ended up giving up on it and chalked it up as being something I’d lem for life but never own (how dramatic am I?).
A week ago I got a random package in the mail and low and behold when I ripped open the envelope out spilled the very difficult to locate Darling Big Eyes Palette!
Oh Joy! I was crying in excitement! Turns out a “virtual” friend of mine on MUA had sent it to me as a little present as I gifted her a bunch of tarts and a warmer a few months ago so she remembered how much I was wanting this palette and came across it and got it for me!
I now have in my possession this ultra cute palette!
You can’t honestly say this isn’t the cutest thing you ever seen! The palette is ultra tiny and has a little hanging loop on th end which I guess you could use on your cell phone but I’m not so nuts I’ll be using this as a cell phone charm!
This contains three shimmering shades of shadow in silver blue, pink, and cream. It flips open to reveal the three shadows and mirror plus it has a sweet little draw that pulls out to reveal two sponge applicators!
I haven’t yet used the shadows but I have dabbed my finger in and it appears they are quite pigmented! I think most of the appeal of the palette is it’s size and cute design!
Overall, it’s definately a really cute collector’s item and I’m properly chuffed to finally have it!
I wish I could tell you the price but I failed miserably at ever locating this so I don’t know it’s original price tag! This particular one is a gift and I don’t want to be rude and ask how much the person paid for it!
If you happen to live in Asia definately have a look around and see if you can locate one!
I’ll be doing an FOTD shortly with this and I’m eager to try it out for size! I’m also slightly hesitant to use it as it’s too cute to spoil by dipping my brushes into it! Sigh!
Tell the Muse what you think!
Good luck finding it as I had the devil of a time locating one!
ZOMG! How much do you love the baby pink slide compact from Laneige? I freaking adore this thing!
I have the standard boring blue slide compact but I so want the baby pink one as it goes so well with my iPod and iPhone!
Ooooo so pretty!
This compact is so geeky chic! I really like the formula of the moisture foundation plus it has SPF which makes me a happy Muse and now even better we got the awesome pink sliding compact!
The Muse needs this!
My very awesome mate and reader, Betsy, has gotten her Japanese Spring haul in! Lucky duck! I’m still eagerly sitting by my mail box awaiting my Spring goodies!
Betsy was kind enough to e-mail me last night and give me a low down on her goodies plus pictures!
You have Betsy to thank for these gorgeous pics!
Have a lookee:
You might remember me blogging about Beaute de Kose’s Cyber Shining Eyes Palettes that were released this Spring (You can click here for details on the release).
Betsy ended up getting the 002 variation of the palette and I’m drooling! The palette is absolutely gorgeous! She says that the palette reminded her of YSL’s White Gold Palette and I must say I agree!
The colors look very metallic and quite sparkly! I love any LE’s that Beaute de Kose does as the always end up something special and this palette is most definately yummie!
Betsy picked up two of the new Jill Stuart Seductive Eye Palettes as well. I’ve dodged the Seductive Eye palettes bullet for a while now convincing myself the colors would be matte and boring but after seeing these images I’d say I’m back on board and the lemming force is strong! I guess they aren’t so matte after all! Looks like lots of chunky glitter, shimmer, and sparkle! Betsy says indeed they are full of beautiful sparkle and the only color that’s a bit matte would be the 2nd shadow which can be used as a base for the other shadows in the palette! As you can see from the pictures below the palettes are astoundingly drool worthy!
Finally we have one of the new Lunasol Palettes and as always it’s gorgeous! I’m impressed with the newest palettes this year as they have many good, solid color combos that mix well together and I want at least two!
Overall, Spring in Japan is turning out very nicely!
Thanks for the pics and impressions Betsy!
I want to bury my head in the Egyptian sands after watching this video!
I really love KT Tunstall. She’s honestly a very talented singer but damn she totally murdered this song!
I’m just somewhat happy they got the whistling part right at least……! I’m gonna go wash m ears out with soap now.
Remember kids there is a valuable lesson to be learned here: Never sing “Walk Like an Egyptian” acoustic!
Am I too brutal? I dunno…maybe….but damn if it didn’t sound bad to my ears!
The Muse’s two cents:
Bangles with an S. As in plural. As in a group of chicks singing a song. Why KT Tunstall thought she could pull off all the lyrics on her own with two other girls doing the “o e o” solo is beyond me!
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Bobbi Brown was on QVC yesterday and like the strange little person I am I Tivo’ed the show as I wasn’t home last night to watch it for myself!
Everything looked quite yummie even though I’m not a huge fan of Bobbi Brown I did end up ordering the Face Touch Up Palette which came with a Mini Concealer Brush.
The price tag is ridiculous at $58 USD but I’ve read on MUA how very amazing Bobbi’s concealers are that I was tempted to buy this!
If you watched this you might have seen the really sh*t job Bobbi was doing applying this to the model’s face! I seriously thought she was doing a really crummy job with application however it didn’t sway me from totally wanting the palette!
As of late I’ve noticed my eyes appear very tired and my dark circles are showing quite badly. I’ve no idea what changed but that’s about the gist of my eye area lately.
I normally use Benefit Bo-ing and I truly can’t recommend it enough but lately I’ve found that I need something more creamy so I’ve started to use the Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen. This pen has been sent from the Gods above to conceal my wrinkles, my dark circles, and make my tired eyes pop! Yes, it is better than Guerlain’s standard click pen! For serious! I love this thing but I hate the freaking price tag! The pen is $33 USD and I’ve never actually used a concealer pen so I’m not sure how long this is going to last me! It feels like it may go quickly which is why I’m wincing at the price tag where as Benefit Bo-ing is $18 USD and it’s lasts me for a year I seriously doubt that the Booster Pen is going to last me that long!
I decided that I’d try something different. I’m a creature of habit with concealers, foundations, and skincare. I rarely change or try anything new and I stick with what works for me. However, this palette intrigued me and I decided that I’d go ahead and dive in and try something new!
I believe this little palette is exclusive to QVC. I’m not familiar enough with Bobbi’s standard offerings but I looked on her site and I see no mention of this little compact anywhere so I think it’s safe to say this may have been introduced before but is no longer available and now exclusive to QVC.
At $58 USD the pricetag is making me cringe in agony! I don’t mind shelling out that much for an eyeshadow palette but for some reason dropping $58 on a concealer palette gives me nightmares!
The palette consists of 4 colors plus it comes with a brush!
I haven’t yet gotten this as I just ordered it yesterday but expect a review shortly!
Want this for your own? Head on over to QVC and get it while the getting is good (Item Number A73667)! It appears it’s selling out uber fast!
Have this already?
Tell me are you loving it?
Coming soon to a credit card near you:
Can anyone say broke?
If that isn’t enough to make your credit card smoke how about:
Ok. I’m off to see how many more organs I can sell off to afford all this stuff (I’m running out I can tell you that much!)! Nothing this addicting should be legal….sigh………..!
How about you?
What are you REALLY wanting from these two color stories? How much are you thinking of spending?
I find myself completely fascinated with Bubblegum Pink glosses and lipsticks as of late!
It all started after seeing an FOTD of Lancome’s Seashell on Vanessa’s lips over at Nessasary Makeup! Seashell has popped up on everyone’s blog as of late including our lovely little cookie, Lilan, from the Daily Cookie who I believe the Seashell craze originated from! Lilan is busy converting the blogging community to the delights of Seashell! Thanks Miss Cookie we love you for it!
Now your Muse normally stays away from Bubblegum Pinks because they aren’t so flattering on my very full face but nothing could keep me from purchasing two shades of bubblegum pink this season! The new Dior gloss plus the Lancome Seashell has started me on a downward spiral of collecting as many flattering shades of pop pink as I possibly can!
I found myself falling deeper in love with such a silly shade of pink when I noticed Yoon Eun-Hye wearing it in her Joinis promo images! You probably already have heard that Yoon Eun-Hye has replaced Kim Hee-Seon as the new face for Joinis. I came across some of her promo images and I just fell in love with Bubblegum Pink all over again!
As you can see in the photos below she’s wearing a lovely mod pink which definately wouldn’t work on me but it’s cute none the less and has since changed my mind about lighter pinks!
I’ll be doing some FOTD’s using different pinks very soon so do keep your eyes peeled!
Loving all this pink?
Got some pinks you can recommend the Muse?
Many of you are already in the know about what’s coming up in the Spring but I thought I’d do a bit of a Spring Round Up of the Collections that are popping up with a little commentary about each!
Do share your own thoughts and tell me how you’re feeling about these collections!
NARS was one of the first Spring Collections I seen pop on the scene with it’s Shanghai Lily Collection. It also happens to have set the theme for this year’s Collections with it’s bold look. As beautiful as the collection is it leaves me with a bit of a question mark hanging over my head as it’s not in keeping with my general look of Spring! The colors are very bold and dark reminding me of a Fall Collection rather then the light feeling of Spring. The star of the collection for me would be the newest eyeshadow in Abyssina which is soft pearl shimmer.
Overall, I really do love the look of the collection but it loses some of it’s appeal when the weather begins to warm up and I’m looking for a softer look! If they released this for the Fall I’m positive I’d be all over it like white on rice however this fails to wow me at the moment! I’ll definately pick up Abyssina but the rest I can do without until the colder weather sets in and the feel of Spring has left the air!
Smashbox hits another foul ball with it’s Green Room Collection. It consists of tons of bronzey shades and again it appears they confused seasons here. This look reminds me of a more Summer feel with it’s warmer, golden colors! Last Spring we got a rather nice surprise with the Tokidoki Collection however this too wasn’t worth your time. Aside from the gorgeous Tokidoki themed packaging the actual product and colors were a bit too sheer for my lighting thus this year we ended up with another dud. The Green Room Collection fails on all accounts for me and I can’t pick out a single item out of the collection that intrigues me. This one is can be skipped on all accounts.
For the sake of being an avid collector I did indeed purchase some of the Givenchy Denim Collection this year just because I’m so diseased but I can’t help but feel ripped off. Again, we have really dark colors for the Spring! I’m starting to get confused what Season we are heading into here! The collection has absolutely nothing to redeem itself and it consists of all dark, deep colors that I can’t even associate a Season with! I hate to say these things as I’m such a collector and fan of Givenchy but this collection leaves no lasting impression on me! Saks also happened to pop up with a new Prismissime for the Eyes which consists of colors from the Sweet and Decandent Chocolate Prismissime. It’s quite lovely and has since made it’s starring appearance on Sephora however again another disappointment. I purchased this even thought I already own the Sweet and Decandent Chocolate Prismissime palettes separately but it’s not an absolutely have to have for a few reasons. One would be the fact that again the colors are completely off Season for me and secondly if you have the original palettes you really don’t need to shell out the cash for this new palette unless you’re as sick as I am! After some confusion it’s finally been cleared up that the blue-purplish blush you may have seen as part of the Collection is an Asian Exclusive, Japan to be exact I believe so of course we got ripped off on that. I debated myself for a while whether I should have my friend get me the blush but I’ve since decided I’ve overindulged in this collection and I really don’t need more items I probably won’t even use!
Overall, the Collection is interesting but it loses points for it’s dark colors! If you’re a collector I, of course, recommend it for purchase. If you’re not, it’s safe to skip it!
After much debate I decided to get a majority of the Lavshuca Spring Collection! In keeping with the current theme Lavshuca decided to take the Fall road as well and introduce a ton of palettes that contain some bronzey, brownish looking colors with one lighter shade. Again, I’m scratching my head in confusion! A good friend of mine, Mayu, lives in Japan and isn’t so busy at the moment so I’ve had her do the Spring Collection Shopping Spree for me and I ended up getting the new Noble On Eye Palettes. Just call me curious but I have to see for myself what the drama is with these palettes. They intrigue me to say the very least. The new slim style lipshades have also piqued my interest and I’ve decided I must try these as well but if you ask me they just look like the same standard Lavshuca lipstick in new packaging but we shall see!
Overall, this too seems to be a disappointment but I’m eagerly awaiting the package which should be here soon so I can review these!
Majolica Majorca has my heart this season with their newest Majolook palettes! I cannot wait to get my hands on these! At least the colors are reminding me of Spring here with beautiful pinks, aquas, and golds! Thank you Shiseido for having a heart and gifting us with true Spring palettes! Click here to read more about MJ’s newest Collection!
Much to my utter dismay Jill Stuart’s Seductive Eye Collection totally broke my heart. How do I dislike thee, let me count the ways! Matte shadows? My god the horror! Similar to every other JS Palette released? Check. More dark colors? Sheesh. I can’t believe I’m about to admit this but I skipped on all of the newest releases from JS this year and I plan on sticking to my word about purchasing these as they were just not interesting at all! Click here to read about the Seductive Eye Collection!
I believe I’ve bored you enough with my Musings about Spring Collections! I’ll be reviewing quite a few Spring Collections soon as I purchase them!
Click Here to Read about My Impressions of the Dior Spring Collection 2008
Bath and Body Works is slowly sneaking new Temptation bits and bobs onto it’s site! What have I come across?
So far the line has pretty much stayed the same however they stuck three new Body Sprays on the site in the last few days which leads me to believe we’ll see some more new items pop up slowly over the course of the next few weeks!
Right now I’m seeing three new Body Sprays! Two are new and one has been released a few seasons ago! Yay! Exciting!
Frozen Daiquiri Body Spray (Repromote) $8 USD
Forever Frosting Body Spray (The Three in One Body Wash is very popular and I’m sure the Body Spray will be delightful!) $8 USD
Banana Smoothie Body Spray $8 USD