Posts From April 2008

MAC DressCamp: Who Wants It?

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UPDATE:
The Collection is completely SOLD OUT Online! Please see my post for details on ordering MAC Dress Camp by clicking here!

DressCamp is available for your purchasing pleasure at MAC.com and select MAC Pro Shops today! The Collection looks beautiful and I want the palette, lippie, and at least one of the lipglasses!

How about you? Indulging?

DressCamp Face Palette $36 USD
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DressCamp Lipstick in Too Fab $14 USD
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DressCamp Lipglass Available in She Gold and Fashion (Shown)

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Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Review

Dior has introduced a new edition to the family with it’s High Shine Lipstick. Dior makes a fine bit of cosmetic that the Muse both uses and collects however their lipstick line hasn’t been something I can say I’ve indulged in much.

However, upon hearing about the Addict High Shine Lipstick I thought yes indeed this was very me! Visions of T’estimo lipstick and MAC Slimshines danced through my head and I was thinking how Dior probably created a beautifully moisturizing lipstick in an array of colors! I couldn’t wait to try it!

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Meh. They could have done a better job with this.

I’m relieved I didn’t get crazy and purchase one of every color because it turns out it’s not all that great. The formula needs a bit of work as it advertises a high shine and gloss but I got neither from it. There isn’t much to say really it just feels like a regular old lipstick.

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I’m not going to lie and say I’m not shocked as I expect far better quality from Dior but this definately disappoints. Most of my disappointment stems from the promise of a beautiful glossy feel and lovely shine. I didn’t get either from this and I can’t help but feel ripped off. It just feels like the regular Dior lipstick.

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The color selection is vast and the packaging is simple yet pretty but sadly it’s a total bust for me. The Muse suggests saving your money and buying two MAC Slimshines instead as the price of one Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick is $25 USD which isn’t bad if it actually worked but sadly it’s a no go!

Boo Dior! The Muse is saddened and disappointed!

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Majolica Majorca Majolook FOTD

I was talking to a reader about Majolook Palettes so I decided to do an FOTD with one this morning!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Majolook Palette in RD332
Maquillage Comb Mascara

Lips
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Candi (I thought I’d haul this out as I was discussing it a few days ago!)

Face
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Sweetness

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Click here to see my FOTD using the new Spring “Trick On” Palettes from Majolica Majorca!

Click here
to see my FOTD using the Holiday Collection Palette plus a tutorial for the look!

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Vintage Sister Spring Collection 2008

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Happy Spring from Vintage Sister!

Tis that time of the year again when Vintage Sister pops up with their Spring Collection of yummie lip balms!

From past posts you know how much I love Vintage Sister and how excited I am when new releases pop up!

Each Tin is $3.95 USD and filled with yummie goodness for your lips!

The new flavors for Spring are:

Blueberry Cheesecake
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Sour Tangerine
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Pomegranate
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Pink Grapefruit
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Cherry Cola
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I definately want Cherry Cola and Sour Tangerine!

How about you?

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Bath and Body Works Hello Sugar Shower Gel and Body Splash Review

I needed serious retail therapy this weekend. Honestly, I did. I’ve been so upset the past week that my friend Jai decided I needed a day of shopping (as if either of us needs an excuse to shop). So away we went on Saturday afternoon.

We stopped at Bath and Body Works not only because I had a thirst to sniff the new Hello Sugar! Collection but also because Jai has a thing with tanning and bronzers and all that crap so he had to peek at the new dial a tan thingy (or whatever it’s called) that BBW has out right now. According to him tan is sexy and his boyfriend think he looks amazing with a tan so I guess that means Jai has to do everything he can to get a sexy glow for his significant other. I say whatever floats your boat but I’ll be in the shade, under a palm tree, thanks very much!

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It wasn’t difficult to locate Hello Sugar! as it was right up front on a huge display. I was scared that if I picked one bottle up the rest would tumble all over the place since they had them stacked so high.

And the verdict is in. The Muse is both delighted and disappointed with Hello Sugar!

I picked up the Body Splash and the Three in One Shower Gel to start. First of all I should take note and mention that the Body Spray came in an ultra cute bottle with little faux rock candy dangling from the top. It’s a plastic bottle but it can easily pass for glass! I like it! Very cute and different for Bath and Body Works!

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I’m a disappointed because this smells nothing like I imagined. I was seeking something fruity with an underlay of sweet for the Summer. I associate sweet and fruity smells with Summer and adjust my fragrance wardrobe according to that. This is fruity but not so much sweet. Turns out this is more of a foody scent. It smells to me like lemon cake or lemon meringue pie. The sugar is there and the lemon is there but it’s somehow been combined with some sort of cake or baked good smell.

That’s the bad news….however the good news is even though it’s disappointing that it isn’t fresh and fruity it is a delightfully beautiful scent! The sweet and sour scent of lemon combines wonderfully with the underlay of cake I’m getting and the entire smell transforms into a very light bakery scent. It’s so very difficult to describe but it’s as if I am smelling some sort of lemon tart or pastry.

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I’m not entirely sure I’m loving the idea of Hello Sugar! for the Summer but it’ll make a beautiful Fall scent or even Winter!

Overall I like it. It’s very interesting and different for Bath and Body Works. I’m enjoying the fact that they have dipped their toes into something new and exciting and aren’t keeping with the normal scheme and theme of things!

Cheers to Hello Sugar! The Muse enjoys veering off the well walked path on occasion!

Hello Sugar! is available now from Bath and Body Works! $12 USD for the Three in One Shower Gel and $12.50 USD for the Body Splash.

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