Posts From May 2008

Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008: Review with FOTD

Majorca Majolica’s early Summer Collection is a small release of some very nice products. This release brings a new mascara entitled Lash Heat Metallic which is a burnt orange color, a shimmering metallic powder in gold, and some nail polishes. I purchased the powder and the mascara and left the nail polishes.

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The powder is a similar affair to the Holiday release and is entitled Powder Metallic Heat which is fitting as it’s a gold shimmering powder where as the Holiday release was a sparkling white. The packaging is identical to the previous release which is a small container with lid and a powder puff. The color does appear gold but has hints of bronzy orange to it as well. I personally don’t think it’s pigmented enough to use alone but more for use as a highlighter. You can use it for a variety of purposes such as on your eyes, body, or face. It’s very pretty and I’m happy to have it to add to my MJ Collection.

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The mascara is a gorgeous shimmering metallic burnt orange with hints of gold sparkle and is entitled Lash Heat Metallic. It’s beautiful on and very flattering with both gold and orange eyeshadows. I decided to pair it up with gold and orange as pictured in the ad for the Summer release.

I used the mascara by itself but I believe it works best when combined with your normal mascara. First apply a coat of black mascara and finish with an overcoat of the Lash Heat Metallic. I find when applying a base it emphasizes the color of the Lash Heat Metallic beautifully and you end up with gorgeous orange/gold shimmering lashes! This is the 2nd release of a colored mascara from Majolica Majorca. Last Summer MJ released a deep true blue mascara overcoat that was deliciously bright and bold!

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Both the powder and mascara are beautiful additions to your Summer cosmetic collections and well worth adding to your shopping list! I really love this collection! A palette in golds and oranges would have been brilliant to go along with the powder and mascara.

I paid the original price for the mascara and powder which was 1200 yen and 1400 yen. This is respectively about $12 and $14 USD. I’ve seen the prices range for about $5-6 or more on top of retail on online shops. You can see my Guide to Japanese Shopping for further information about purchasing these products online.

What I Used:

Eyes
Majorca Majolica Lash Heat Metallic
MAC Eyeshadow in Firespot
Majorca Majolica Frozen Splash Eyes in GD 821

Lips
Majorca Majolica Hydrating Lipgloss in OR317

Face
Aromaleigh Rocks! Mineral Powder Blush in SundayGirl

I tried to do a really close up image so you can see the Lash Heat Metallic on!

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Lash Heat Metallic and Powder Heat Metallic are both Muse Approved for purchase!

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Read more about the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection by clicking here!

Click here to see my collection of Majorca Majolica Mascaras including the Holiday Release and last Summer’s blue overcoat!

Click here to read my review of Majorca Majolica’s Spring Collection!

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theBalm Bahama Mama

Move over Hot Mama a new girl is in town! theBalm has introduced a new powder to it’s popular line up entitled Bahama Mama!

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In the vein of Hot Mama this cute compact is filled with beach-worthy bronze powder to give your skin a sun kissed tan without the sun!

The Muse no likey bronze powder but she definately likey the cute packaging on this! I Heart Hot Mama but I can’t love Bahama Mama sadly! But hey for all you sun divas out there this be the perfect powder!

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Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray

I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking me about the Bath and Body Works Spring and Summer Collection. Most of the questions were asking me about the Temptation line. Sadly, I have no information in regards to any new releases to the line. As the days past I’m doubtful anything new will be released from the popular line.

The bad news is I think maybe Bath and Body Works is replacing the line with other items but the good news is they do have a very tiny collection of body sprays that are part of the popular Temptation Collection!

Three Body Sprays have been released and appear to be available exclusively throught the website! Each body spray is $8 USD and available in three scents. The scents are Frosting Forever, Frozen Daiquiri, and Banana Smoothie.

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These are worth picking up if you crave a light, fun scent for the Summer! Vanilla Frosting is a yummie concoction of vanilla frosting and vanilla cupcake! Frozen Daiquiri is a sweet strawberry scent with very faint touches of lime! Banana Smoothie is a decadent combination of banana and strawberry!

If you crave something sweet and fun for the Summer and you’re yearning for the return of Bath and Body Works popular Temptation Collection these might be somewhat you’ll want to snatch up for your very own!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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A Very Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!
Hugs,
-the Muse

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Total Beauty Web Tour

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Beauty’s Spot goes back to her college days to give you her oldest beauty secret, The Soap Opera.

Beauty Anonymous shows you Givenchy Summer 2008 Makeup Collection!

Beauty411 reviews Soaptopia, a bath line that promised to be “100% junk free”! Check it out!

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee actually posts a “Face of the Day” (yikes!) and reviews the new LORAC Croc Palette.

The Beauty of Life brings you the highs and lows from the celebs’ beauty looks at the Costume Institute Gala.

What makes you feel your most beautiful? Toya at The Life of A Ladybug wants to know!

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty helps you determine if you�re a candidate for microdermabrasion!

Monique from Beauty Girl Musings finds a great natural deep conditioner is not so natural after all…

Jeanne at Periodic Style goes platinum — is it really true about blondes having more fun?

Christine, from Beauty in Real Life, offers up some phenom looks for spring for under $25.

Henna, from CanadianBeauty.com, tells you about a fabulous new scent inspired by Andy Warhol!

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