Posts From January 2008

FairyDrops Mascara Review

I’m able to bring you this review thanks to the lovely Taryn who gifted me with this mascara! Thanks Taryn icon smile (Click here to read more about the lovely parcel Taryn sent my way!).

One thing that I am truly obsessive and passionate about is Japanese mascara. I. Love. Japanese. Mascara.

I find Japanese mascara does exactly what I hope for and more. It extends, deepens, thickens, lengthens, and just makes my lashes perfect in all ways! I haven’t met a brand I don’t love! Where as I’ve spent tons of cash on mascara I can get right here in the US I never found one as good as some of the cheapest brands I can get out of Japan! That being said onto the awesome review of Fariy Drops Mascara!

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Fairy Drops is indeed a unique brand of mascara! You MIGHT be wondering what’s so special about Fairy Drops well if you look at the picture below you’ll see the really interesting and unique wand for this mascara!

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The wand is the magic in this mascara! Basically it’s made up of three small clumps of brushes. Each brush not only lengthens and thickens your lashes but also separates your lashes so you aren’t dealing with a bit clumpy mess of product! It actually creates an illusion of not wearing mascara at all. I’ve tried many great mascaras that work a treat but none do such a fab job of separating my lashes so well! I normally have to separate my own lashes with a comb after applying but with this I don’t need to! The brush does all the work for me!

Not only does it do a superior job of separating my lashes but it also has a knack for catching every single lash! I normally struggle a bit with my inner lashes but this catches them all with one swipe!

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The texture, like all Japanese Mascaras, is very thick but the difference with this one is it appears a bit on the light side as well! If you’re lashes are a bit sensitive I think you’re safe using this as it feels like the formula is very gentle on my eyes and my lashes are not feeling “hard” for lack of a better word. I feel like I’m not wearing mascara at all!

Removal was very easy with minimal rubbing! I swiped each eye twice with a cotton pad and all the mascara came off perfectly. My lashes are thick and strong however I feel comfortable saying this would be a good mascara for those with weaker lashes or thin ones as it didn’t break off any of my lashes during removal. The staying power is great as I put this on around 6:30 in the morning yesterday and I had no fading, flaking, or raccoon eyes so it’s definately standing up to all my tests for long wearing!

Overall, it’s an amazing little product that I’m totally in lust with at the moment!

Fairy Drops Mascara is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

You can get yours from JPmon!

Thanks again to Taryn icon smile

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Benefit Thrrrob Review

I got my Benefit Thrrob Powder ages ago and I’m finally reviewing it for you! YAY! Click here to read my original post about Benefit Thrrob Powder.

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I have to give this powder a big Muse approval for purchase as I’m in love with it at the moment!

At first glance I was pretty disappointed for a few reasons. First of all it looks all too similar to the other love of my life, Dandelion, however I soon find out they are quite a deal different from one another. The second reason I was feeling disappointed was the powder was quite sheer when I first opened the box. Huge sighs of grief left my lips when I seen that the powder wasn’t as vibrantly pink as I had hoped!

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When I seen this on the site I thought for sure this was the answer to my prayers for beautifully flushed cheeks but upon seeing the powder I thought for sure it was another big disappointment from Benefit! However, I take back all my negative thoughts after using it!

The powder is a beautiful silky texture with a touch of shimmer but as I said it’s a bit on the sheer side when you’re just glancing at it! However, after applying it to my cheeks I was delighted that the shade is deeper on, very beautiful, and natural! I actually tried it sans foundation and I found it gave me a lovely little glow of pink that was truly perfect!

If you’re in love with natural looking powders and blushes this would be something you’ll want! A little foundation, a little gloss, and some of this will give you a truly fresh, glowing look!

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If you’re scared of shimmers, glitters, or sparkle you can rest easy as the shimmer in this is very subtle and barely noticeable!

First thing I did when I got this was take out my Dandelion and do the comparisons. I have to say that I do get almost the same look from Dandelion however with Thrrob I noticed that the color is slightly deeper and a bit more pink where as Dandelion is pink yet not as deep. I normally apply Dandelion over my blush and let it work it’s magic however I rarely wear it alone where as Thrrob can be used both under or without blush! Although Dandelion can certainly be used on it’s own I found that Thrrob gives a much more brighter look rather! I’m not particularly certain that Thrrob is anymore pigmented then Dandelion however it is a bit more vibrant but not overly so!

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Where as Dandelion is a soft pale peachy pink, Thrrob is more of a true pink. Thrrob goes on as a reddish pink to me so you’re getting that “just out of the cold” look where as Dandelion you get more of a soft, highlighted glow.

Thrrob is $28 USD and available now directly from Sephora or Benefit Cosmetics.

Overall, I can definately give this a go ahead for purchase! I’m really loving it at the moment!

Benefit finally got it right this time and I’m happy to see a product I’m loving by them as it’s been ages since I purchased an item that I wasn’t a tad disappointed with!

Good job Benefit!

Benefit Thrrob is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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For a different review about Benefit Thrrob click here to visit Mandy and read her thoughts on this powder!

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Click here to read my Benefit Dandelion Review

Click here to read my drama with Benefit’s That Gal Primer

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NARS Night Star FOTD

A bit of NARS Night Star today! I love this color! I know I’m on such a gold kick lately but I can’t help myself icon wink

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What I Used:

Eyes
Fairy Drops Mascara
NARS Eyeshadow in Night Star
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie
Stila Smokey Eye Palette
MAC Technakohl in Black

Lips
Stila Lipstick in Lana
Too Faced Fat Kiss Lipgloss in Fat Candy

Face
MAC Blush in Fab
MAC Beauty Powder in Natural Flare

Other Gold FOTD’s you might enjoy:

Click here to see my Guerlain Forever Gold FOTD with Review

Click here to see the Muse making use of her Guerlain Gold Eyeshadow Palette

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Lavshua Grade Color Select Palette FOTD

Simple elegance is easy with Lavshuca’s Grade Color Select Palettes icon wink

A simple look using one of my favorite Lavshuca palettes!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Lavshua Grade Color Select Palette in BE1
MJ Mascara
MJ Primer
MJ Jeweling Pencil in BR606

Face
MAC Beauty Powder in Natural Flare
Shu Uemura Blush in P Red 19D

Lips
Stila IT Gloss in Sweet

Other Posts you might enjoy:

Click here for my Spotlight on Majolica Majorca

Click here for my Review on MAC Beauty Powders

Click here to see more Lavshuca Palettes

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Another Box of Goodies for the Muse from Taryn!

My reader and friend Taryn got a beautiful haul of goodies from JPMon a few weeks ago! I actually blogged about it, you can click here to refresh your memory and read about her haul!

One of the items she was very excited about was the Fairy Drops Mascara. I got hyped over this as well after seeing the unique brush it came with and was eager to do my own order!

Before I could do an order Taryn was offering up her extra mascara to me! *blush* She sent it over with a TON of extra goodies that totally made me sniff! She was amazingly generous and sweet to put such a lovely package together for me and I wanted to show off some of what she sent me!

All my awesome goodies!
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Tada Fairy Drops Mascara! This stuff is amazing! I used it this morning after opening the box! I’ll be doing a review shortly!
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She also sent me a jar of Jelly Pong Pong Venus Pearls! Holy cow! These are amazing and I’ll be reviewing them shortly! I’ve been wanting to try them for ages and ages! Taryn totally read my mind that I wanted to give these a whirl icon wink I’ll be reviewing them shortly as these are a must try!

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Ben Nye Lux Powder Sooooooooooooo shimmery and gorgeous and yum! Love it! Will be reviewing it too soon icon wink

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AHHHHHH! Tons of new piggies to try! Yay!
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Big thanks to Taryn! You totally made my day! I was sniffling while I opened it all! Thanks darling!

Big Hugs!

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