Posts From April 2008

Lavshuca Summer Collection 2008

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Lavshuca has updated it’s website with the Summer Collection!

It appears this Summer they are releasing two new palettes similar in style to the Holiday Palettes however these appear far better quality. Each palette seems to hold six eyeshadow shades. These come in two variations a cooler version which include blues, silvers, and greens and a warmer version which include golds, browns, and beiges. Both look simply gorgeous. Although I am missing the normal style of palettes released from Lavshuca I’m really not minding these at all! They are most definately in my cart for purchase when they are released!

The Holiday Palettes were made of cardboard and these appear to be made of either plastic or metal (I’d say plastic) which is nice as I found the Holiday Palettes a bit delicate!

I’m unsure of the price at this point as Kanebo has not yet updated the catalog with the info but as soon as I know I’ll pass it on to you!

I can’t wait to get my hands on these! These are simply beautiful and I’m positive if you’re a Lavshuca fan you’ll want them as much as me!

Want ‘em?

Love ‘em?

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Click here
to enjoy my review on the Lavshuca Winter Make Holiday Palettes!

Click here
to enjoy my review on the Lavshuca Spring Collection 2008!

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Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008: Miss Treasure Hunter

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Majorca Majolica’s website has been updated with the brand new Summer Collection. The theme for the Collection is Miss Treasure Hunter.

You have to use your arrow keys on your keyboard to “walk” through the scenes of the website and find the hidden clues of the Collection!

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A-ha I’ve found something! The following look is created using some of the items from the brand new Collection! It’s very Summery with gold and bright orange on the eye area! Take note that the model is also wearing the latest version of Majorca Majolica’s Mascara!

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The new mascara is a burnt orange color and appears to go very well with golds! I’m very eager to get my hands on it!

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The Collection also includes three new nail varnishes in orange, silver, and blue colors!

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And finally a shimmering loose powder in a beautiful burnt orange color that will go perfectly with the new version of the mascara!

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Although small the Collection appears to pack a nice punch! I’m looking forward to getting both the mascara and the loose powder!

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Take a blast through the Muse’s past and peek at my post about Majolica Majorca’s Spring Collection Website Update by clicking here!

Enjoy my latest review on Majolica Majorca’s Mascara by clicking here!

Read about Majorca Majolica’s other loose shimmering powder that was released with the Holiday Collection by clicking here!

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Total Beauty Web Tour

The Beauty of Life smiles pretty after discovering the tartly terrific Lemonade Smile Toothpaste by GoSMILE!

Canadian Beauty gives away a gift basket worth over $200!

Tink at Causal Lavish wants to make sure you are summer ready with a cooling SPF!

Beauty’s Spot discovers Korres Natural Products for a brilliant Spring Fever Face Mask at home.

Monique at beauty girl musings findsthis mascara’s promises not so promising.

Beauty411 reviews Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Toner and has the 411 on the upcoming Kiehl’s Earth Day promotion!

Jeanne at Periodic Style is a mascara mad scientist! Help her decide which mascara to try for her next experiment…

Toya interviews her first beauty lover of color – Angie! Do you want to be interviewed, too?

Check out a snippet from a Q&A with The Body Shop international artist Chase Aston on The Daily Cookie!

Mischo Beauty shares her recommendations for an at-home skincare regimen to maintain the health of your skin in-between facials!
Kia of Yummy411 tries MAC’s new Mineralize Skinfinish Loose Foundation.

The girls at Beauty in Real Life, let you in on the secret to getting your makeup to stay put all day and still look natural.

A Mom in Red High Heels finds an
eco-friendly nail polish
that is even safe for pregnant mamas! Discover the brand and fun color names like Crave!

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee checks out the new summer fragrance Bronze Goddess from Estee Lauder.

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The Muse Does New York Comic Con

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My friend Angel, Stefan, Nick and I are headed to Comic Con this weekend!

Wahoooooooooooooooooo!

Anyone in New York headed over? If so do e-mail me maybe we can meet up and discuss geeky bits and some cosmetics too!

Some of thee most awesome people are going to be at Comic Con this year such as…drum roll please…Neil Gaiman, Guillermo Del Toro, Doc Hammer, Stan Lee, Grant Morrison, and a slew of other geeky people that the Muse will be bowing down to this weekend! Oh wait scratch that Doc Hammer isn’t so special! That man whores himself at every convention!

I’m particularly excited about Neil Gaiman as he’ll be doing a reading! So awesome! I’ve been in a funk for the past few days so this will surely cheer my gloomy self up!

For details on purchasing tickets click on over to the website and maybe join the Muse in a day of Geeky fun!

What’s your weekend looking like?

Any special plans?

Sleeping Late?

Going out?

Tell the Muse all about it!

P.S. I’m a bit behind today on posts and comments! I’ll do my best to catch up!

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Review

I was visiting with the beautiful Toya from Life of a Ladybug last week and happened upon her review of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. After reading her review I knew that this was something I absolutely had to try!

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Away I went to Sephora to nab some for myself!

What is it?

Secret Brightening Powder is exactly that. It’s a translucent powder with a tiny touch of shimmer that you use under your eyes to brighten and refresh eyes!

Mmmmm…..

It brightens.

It refreshes.

But…

It kinda sorta settles into my fine lines which I’m not loving.

It’s an interesting concept but I’m not sure it works so well. The powder is pretty shimmery so the potential and danger of overdoing it is a serious reality. I overdo everything so I have to be super careful with this and just apply a tiny touch under my eyes. It does brighten up my eye area and give it a very nice light, look but it also settles into my fine lines which makes me age a few years. I don’t use powder under my eyes anymore for this reason and this, is in fact, glorified finishing powder.

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Fact of the matter is this might very well be a wonderful product but lately my eye area is so very dry (Sahara desert dry!) that I can’t take full advantage of this without seeing some strange side effects such as the fact that it is brightening but it’s also making me look older, settling into my fine lines, and drying my eye area out further.

If you boast a beautifully smooth, moist eye area free of dryness this could be a product you might want to invest $22 USD in however for me it’s just a glorified finishing powder with a bit of shimmer thrown in.

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It does a fine job of setting your concealer and it does brighten up the eye area as I mentioned but it’s just not doing that good a job to justify me recommending it for purchase!

The cost is quite good as the jar is huge and you could get a year if not more out of it but really this doesn’t do anything that your normal run of the mill loose powder does!

Sigh. I so wanted to love it!

You can safely skip it!

Already own it?

Love it?

Hate it?

Wanting to try it?

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