Posts From January 2008

The Weekend Beauty Steals and Deals

This is rather the condensed version of Steals and Deals as I haven’t had as much time to research items for you this week icon wink

The good news is I believe it’s a great Steal icon wink

HSN has some killer deals on Clean perfume this week that I don’t think you want to miss! I love Clean. Let me say that again. I. Love. Clean.

It’s such an amazing scent and truly gives you that just from the shower scent. Soap and Water has never been so sexy!

If you never tried Clean and you’re looking at this Steal and Deal and wondering well I can’t smell it so I shouldn’t really buy it. Think again! If you love really fresh scents that just bring out the feeling of “cleanliness” then this scent would be for you! It’s very fresh, very light yet lingering, and just beautiful! Think soap and water, think just fresh laundry from your dryer, think beautiful!

Clean is not cheap by any means. It runs $76 for a 2.14oz bottle. That’s quite costly but on the up side it’s for the Eau de Parfum NOT the Eau de Toilette. A ton of the market is saturated with designer scents that are expensive and Eau de Toilette in format. Which means they are short lived upon spraying them. Clean is very lingering and has wonderful throw so people are going to stop and ask what is that you’re wearing?!?!?

If I use it once in a week I can smell it for the entire month on my coat. It just sticks around. Gorgeous.

Anyway enough of my raving! On with the Steals and Deals!

As I was saying 2.14oz is $76 but you can get your choice of Ultimate, Fresh Laundry, Provence, or the regular Clean with a matching 2oz Lotion for $60 at HSN!

As I said before this is for the Eau de Parfume so that’s a double deal! It’s about a $16 discount from the regular price plus you’re getting the matching lotion! Not bad at all!

I seriously can kick myself right now as I own all of the versions of Clean and paid $76 for each when I could have gotten this deal! Grrrrr!

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Clean Ultimate
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Clean Provence
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I can’t think of a better Steal and Deal to start the weekend off!

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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!

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

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