Posts From May 2008

Beauty on a Budget: Glossy, Shiny Lips with Avon Pro-to-Go Lipstick

I remember when I was around 13 or 14 years old, a very not so long time ago, I had these really cute Bonne Bell flip-up gloss sticks. Now at the time I was the height of popularity due to these awesome glosses! I’m talking major cool here!

Turns out, after a quickie visit to Bonne Bell’s website, they still make these flip up gloss sticks! W00t! I’m all for re-living my teenage years!

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Ok, ok I might be a tad bit old for cosmetics purchased from Bonne Bell however Avon is allowing me to cash in on awesome packaging with it’s new Pro-to-Go Lipstick. Hells these don’t only carry the same great style as the my old Bonne Bell flip glosses they also happen to carry about the same price tag at $5.99 USD each! Can you seriously hurt anyone by trying these out?

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You know how much I heart Avon lately right? I couldn’t not test try these new Pro-to-Go Lipsticks for myself so away I went on my merry way to obtain some!

They happen to be pretty darn nice! The formula is a beautifully moisturizing, glossy lip color that has fantastic pigmentation and nice staying power!

I can’t begin to say how impressed I am with Avon lately. As a long time Avon hater I must admit that lately some of their products are pretty bloody good plus the amazingly, inexpensive price tag keeps me coming back for second and third helpings!

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I’ll go ahead and admit that the awesome formula isn’t really what had turned me on to purchasing these….I liked the packaging. Don’t you dare sit there and say you never purchased cosmetics for the packaging alone! You’d be a liar if you said that!

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The packaging on these is just super and I’m sweating it really hard! Sorry but it’s a fact that the packaging had my heart before the formula every did! It’s your basic slimline lipstick with a chic little click slider on the slide that slides up and down to open the cap on top and bring the lip color into view for a quick slip on the lips and go thus the name I guess…Pro…to…Go!

These are available in 15 colors which is pretty darn nice! Gives you a nice selection of color to choose from! They are on par with MAC Slimshines formula wise and are at least half the price! So if you’re kinda budgeting yourself at the moment and you’re lemming MAC Slimshines these are a nice, inexpensive substitute!

The two color selections I took for a test drive were Russet which is a beautiful maroon red and Pink Passion which is a very beige, nude pink.

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Both colors looked great on even though I’m not normally a nude girl I did enjoy how nice Pink Passion appeared on my lips!

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I actually used them without gloss as they were moisturizing enough to do without plus they did have a faint gleam on my lips.

All and all, for the price, you can’t really go wrong or hurt anyone by giving these a try! I’d definately give them a whirl! The price, packaging, and the good formula all work well to create a really nice, solid product!

Cheers to Avon for creating some killer items lately! The Muse likey!

Tried these?

Love ‘em?

Hate ‘em?

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Click on over here to check out the color selections available on Avon Pro-to-Go Lipsticks! Definately take a peek at the color Fruit Punch! The Muse is loving it and must have it!

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MAC Neo Sci-Fi, Solar Field, and Future Earth Are Live and Ready for Purchase!

Time to haul ladies!

MAC has released all three of it’s Sci-Fi themed Summer Collections on it’s website and they are ready for your purchasing pleasure!

MAC Neo Sci-Fi is the color themed collection and includes eyeshadows, blushes, lipglasses, etc…

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Lipsticks $14 USD

  • Sci-Fi-Delity – (Frost) Burnt red with golden pearl
  • Pleasureseeker – (Glaze) Creamy pearl
  • Astral – (Lustre) Mid-tone brown with red pearl
  • Electro – (Lustre) Bright orange
  • Sunsonic – (Frost) White gold

Lipglass $14 USD

  • Supreme – (Frost) Bronze brown with white pearlized pigments
  • Naked Space – (Frost) Creamy mid-tone nude peach
  • Pink Grapefruit – (Frost) Pink-orange with gold pearl
  • Soft and Slow – (Cream) Mid tone creamy plum

Cremestick Lip Liner $14 USD

  • Beurre – Dirtied plum (Repromote)
  • 80% – Deep, deep cocoa (Repromote)
  • Summerfruit – Pale coral (Repromote)

Eye Shadows $14 USD

  • Magnetic Fields – Black brown with silver pearlized pigments
  • Femme Fi – Frosty golden cream
  • Evening Aura – Frosty golden peach
  • Time and Space – Frosty copper
  • Expensive Pink – Pink with gold duochrome

Sheertone Shimmer Blush $17.50 USD

  • Spaced Out – Shimmery peach
  • X-Rocks – Shimmery mauve

Mascara $11

  • PlushlashPlushblack

Nail Lacquers $10 USD

  • Metalist
  • Plasma Blu
  • Neon 8
  • Phosphor

MAC Solar Field includes mostly items for your face including new face/eye pigments!

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Solar Bits

  • Sunpower – Light metallic tan with gold pearlized pigments
  • Bronzescape – Yellowed-brown with gold pearlized pigments
  • Black Ore – Rich black with gold pearlized pigments
  • Scatterays – Soft metallic peach with gold pearlized pigments

Bronzing Powder

  • Refined Golden
  • Solar Riche

Brushes:

  • 168
  • 239

And finally MAC Future Earth is a release of brand new skincare items!

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  • Volcanic Ash Exfoliator- $19 USD
  • Prep + Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher-$14.50 USD
  • Charged Water in Revitalizing Energy-$19 USD

I haven’t indulged in anything yet but I am tempted by a few items from the MAC Neo Sci-Fi Collection! The eyeshadows look particularly nice in this collection!

How about you?

Want any of this?

Loving it?

Hating it?

Tell the Muse!

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Grrr Blogger Sucks!

Well….Blogger totally sucks!

It took all the comments and posted them ahead of time! Without any help from yours truly.

So the answers to our contest are in ahead of time!

That stinks!

But the good news is you can of course still enter to win!

Try not to cheat and look through comments! icon wink

Good Luck!

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Contest Details and Babblings

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Morning girls (and guys)!

I got a ton of comments in regards to the SpinLash but I won’t be posting the comments until the contest ends. I forgot to mention that the contest ends on Friday!

I’m having an absolute blast (and a laugh) with the answers! You cheeky little monkees! How many of you googled? Go on admit it!

Whether you knew the facts or you googled I wanted to say thanks for participating! I’m really enjoying reading the guesses and replies!

If you haven’t entered to win do visit my SpinLash contest! Click!

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SpinLash Review and a Contest!

Here’s an affordable tool you might want to add to your beauty arsenal:

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The SpinLash!

SpinLash is a revolving brush that coats each of your lashes (both lower and upper) with mascara while avoiding clumping! If you have a problem with clumping this be the tool for you!

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I don’t really have much of a problem with clumping but I must admit that this definately does a mighty fine job of grabbing each lash and coating it in mascara plus not only separating my lashes but adding nice volume at the same time.

I was a bit scared of placing a spinning brush anywhere near my eye area however it works basically the same way your regular wand would aside from the fact it rotates. The bristles revolve all the way around in a gentle, slow motion not only coating your lashes with your mascara but also curling them up and out plus separating them and adding volume.

The SpinLash is only $14.95 USD and comes with it’s own mascara however, in my humble opinion, the best part of this product is you’re able to use it with your own mascara! For me that’s a total plus!

The mascara this comes with isn’t too bad and hey it’s free so no rants from me about that however I prefer using the unit with my own mascara. I tried it with it’s own mascara plus my Majorca Majolica mascara. I was astounded with the results I got when using it with the MJ Mascara. MJ adds super volume to my lashes anyway but when used it in conjunction with the SpinLash I was impressed with the glamorous look of my lashes!

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The brush on the SpinLash is soft rubber which makes for easy clean up. I used it and proceeded to dunk it in alcohol and wipe clean after use. The mascara came off fairly easy plus it prepped the brush for my next use.

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The positive experience of having one product to not only curl my lashes but also apply product with the added benefits of separating my lashes and adding extra volume is definately a likey for the Muse! Whether this will completely do away with my beloved lash curler remains to be seen but it’s definately worth checking out for yourself plus you can’t really go wrong for the price!

The SpinLash in Action!

If you’re Asian and you’re plagued with short, stubby lashes this might be the tool for you as the unit does a good job of grabbing the lashes and pulling them up and out!

All in all it’s an interesting tool and worth trying out for yourself!

The SpinLash is available for purchase now at www.SpinLash.com

They have some upcoming products that caught my eye on the website so do visit! One of which was entitled SpinBlush! Whoa…the Muse likes the sound of that!

Want a SpinLash for your own?

Join the Muse’s Contest to Win a SpinLash! I have three Brand New SpinLashes with Mascara to give away to three readers at Musings!

The contest is open Worldwide so all my pretty readers from all over the world can enter to win your very own SpinLash!

All you need to do to enter is identify the girl below and enter in the comment field who she is! Now it’s not as simple as saying who she is in “real life” but more along the lines of what character she recently played!

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All the names of the readers who guess correctly will be placed in a bowl and three will be randomly selected to win a SpinLash!

Hint: Mr. Saxon aka The *blank* once mentioned how her “father” (I use the term father loosely!) supposedly single handedly sealed the rift in The *blank* Cascade!

You didn’t think I was going to make it that easy did you?

Wanna play some more?

Fill in the blanks above and win an extra surprise! My lips are sealed what the surprise is but if you guess correctly I’ll be sure to include it with your SpinLash!

So let’s see…..

That’s one person you need to identify in order to be entered to win a free SpinLash and two blanks you need to fill out in order to win a second surprise!

There is one other catch to winning! Should you win you’ll have to review the SpinLash at Musings! The Muse wants to know what you think of the SpinLash!

Good Luck! May the force be with you!

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