Posts From January 2008

DuWop Moon Venom Review

A few weeks ago I had told you about DuWop’s newest gloss entitled Moon Venom. Click for details.

The thing with Lip Venom is you either really love and appreciate it or you loath it. It’s really that simple. I fall into the love group. Some people find that the sting is a bit too much to handle and that’s especially the case if you’re sensitive. I’m not sensitive at all and I find the bite from Lip Venom quite nice.

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I have all the Lip Venoms they have released up until now and when Moon Venom popped up that too got quickly added to my collection. Each release is different from the last in sparkle. That’s about the only difference in the glosses. They all taste the same, they all give the same clear glossy look, they all work the same to plump your lips up however each has a sheer sparkle to them that’s quite different. Flash Venom comes in versions of gold and silver sparkle while Pink Shimmer Venom, you guessed it, comes in a pink shimmering version.

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Moon Venom falls somewhat into the Flash Venom category as it’s a similar silver however it’s a bit more of an intense sparkle to it so it looks almost iridescent when applied instead of just straight silver sparkle. All in all it’s quite lovely.

It does it’s normal duty of making my lips look just bitten plus I get the added bonus of such a beautiful sparkle. At $17USD for such a small tube it’s a bit costly however I find these last literally for ages on end so it’s quite inexpensive for getting so little product that lasts for so long. I use my regular Lip Venom for one to two touch-ups daily and it’s about a year old!

Moon Venom is mostly definately a Muse Approved item! But be warned it packs a mighty bite!

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Paul & Joe Spring Collection 2008

I asked my most lovely friend, Iris, from Rouge Deluxe to see if Paul & Joe would be releasing it’s X Disney on her end of the world but sadly it appears Paul & Joe will not be bringing X Disney to Singapore shores!

Great big sigh of disappointment for Singaporeans far and wide icon sad I wonder why not.

Anyway, that’s the rather bad news!

The good news is here is what it looks like (if you haven’t yet been exposed to it):

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The collection is quite small and I find myself both loving and hating that. I love that I’m not going to have to spend 1 trillion dollars to get the lot of it and I hate that it’s so damn cute that it’s gagging for more pieces in it! Know what I mean?

It’s a pretty simple selection of products with alot of emphasis on the uber sweet packaging! I mean look at those containers? So, so sweet!

The set includes all of the following:

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The face powder comes in two colors which appear to be a standard pink and a lovely peach color. They are 3,990 yen per a pot which is roughly $36USD each. Bit costly but not too bad considering the cute factor. Hey, money is no object when cute comes into play right? I’m slightly worried these will be a bit on the sheer side but it’s mostly about the collecting it rather then getting big color pay off. Sounds strange but when you collect cosmetics purchasing a product for LE reasons only is a standard practice among the cosmetic junkie elite!

Hand Cream
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Next up we have the hand cream which is darling as well but falls into the silly price range at well. This is selling for 2,100 yen which is about $20USD give or take a few cents! The price has not turned me off to wanting it so it’s definately on the “want” list. I’m also generally curious about the smell. It’s going to be quite funny if it turns out to be unscented! But hey the packaging is damn cute isn’t it?!

Milky Lip Treatment
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Last in the collection is the milky lip treatment. This is 1,890 yen which is about $17 USD or so. Looks equally cute as the other pieces in the collection.

Overall, I’d say the hand cream and lip treatment are pointless and the real gems in the collection are the two face powders. In all seriousness if you’re a collector you’re going to want the lot be it pointless or not but if you’re looking to save a dime maybe purchase the pink powder only as that looks the most appealing of the lot!

I asked for all four items and I’m hopeful that my mate will be able to locate them all as this is somewhat a favorite of mine so far in the Japanese Spring Collection line ups!

Stay tuned for my review on each of these products!

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Lush Be Popular in the Rogerson’s Household

Peter celebrated his 64th with a little Lush!

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Look at the glow on his face after receiving a Green Green Bubble Bar from Lush!

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I have no idea what he’s doing with the soap but I believe he’s taking a little sniff either that or he thought he could eat it! One never knows with Peter. The grapevine has told me he ate a bit of the Lush popcorn packaging and soon after realized “soap” flavored popcorn is not all that great for a snack!

This has to convince you to buy some bubble bars and soap from Lush now right?

If you haven’t been with the Muse since the start of her little blog you might be a bit confused as to who this character is. Confused? Mystery solved by clicking here.

Bonus Shot:

Peter’s girlfriend Dorothy expressing her enthusiasm for Britain! I imagine she’s thinking to herself “Let’s do it for England kids!” I nicked that expression from someone sorry it was just too good not to add in!

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I’m sorry I just generally enjoyed this shot and had to throw it into the mix! I had told Jonny that it would’ve been even better had she strolled out just wearing the British flag and naught else (I’m positive Peter would have loved that too)!

This pictures remind me how long and in between it’s been since I last talked to Peter :(. You won’t meet a better man to match wits with then him!

Sadly, Peter, once in love and lust with me, has left me for his beautiful Dorothy. I try hard not to be too jealous as they traipse across England together living happily ever after!

I’m kidding, I’m kidding!

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Parado Eyeliner

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Parado’s newest eyeliner could take the place of MAC Technakohl for me! It’s looks mighty fabulous my dears!

I love soft kohl liners as they are always a snap to use when you don’t have a steady hand for liquid liners!

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It’s on my wish list!

Want it?
Need it?

This could reach Muse Approved status soon! Check back for my review soon!

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Latest Obsession: Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol in Private Angel

I haven’t really jumped on board when it comes to Napoleon Perdis. Many of the products get rave reviews but I personally haven’t seen too much to wow me after testing the items at my local Sephora.

Honestly, many of the products sounded awesome such as the China Doll Foundation and Concealer.

Thankfully I didn’t get crazy and order these items online because it turns out that some are downright awful. At least to my eyes. The concealers and foundations are a weird off orange color that remind me of a sixty year old ex-socialite with a bad orange tan from Miami (Kinda how I picture Paris Hilton in 30 Years).

An example of what I mean:
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We love you Donatella but SPF is always in fashion my dear!

Actually, come to think of it many of the foundations sorta match Napoleon Perdis’s spray on tan.

To get an idea of some of the colors of China Doll Foundation picture Napoleon Perdis as he is here but with more of an orange overcoat!
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I’m honestly not being brutal or dissing this brand just for the sake of it. I really felt like the products weren’t at all that great. I was pretty shocked at the colors. Who wears this stuff? For serious.

I will say that some products were damn right good and one of which has made it to my Latest Obsession list. I ended up purchasing one Eye Patrol in the color Private Angel. I honestly wanted every single color in the Eye Patrol line. The colors are delightfully sheer yet full of sparkle!

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Private Angel is thee perfect gold I’ve had the pleasure of owning. It’s a gold color infused with a million little bits of finely milled shimmer. It’s really a versatile color that can be used standing all alone by itself with a bit of liner and mascara or as a base for a more dramatic color or as a highbrow color to light up your current look!

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For all Napoleon Perdis’s faults I’m saying the line redeems itself with these great shadows!

However, I do predict that these products will sooner or later fall victim to the 75% off Sale at Sephora! I’ll be waiting in the wings to snatch up some more Eye Patrol shadows until then!

Do check them out!

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