Posts From July 2008

Sephora Sale Haul

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I hit some major sales at Sephora yesterday on the way home from work. Although I’m not a big lover of Napoleon Perdis I couldn’t resist the prices on some of the stuff so I ended up hauling items I wouldn’t normally go after. Expect either some ranting or raving reviews on the Napoleon Perdis line shortly!

I did get some Eye Patrol eye shadows which I fell in love with a while back ago! At $10 USD each these were a steal!

I also got some Bourjois Paris which are being phased out of the Sephora line up and are currently drastically reduced in price.

I’ll be showing you more of the items I scored in my next few posts so be on the look out!

Head on over to your local Sephora now to haul some Bourjois Paris, Napoleon Perdis, and a few other selected items are on sale!

Have you hit any Sephora sales lately?

Whatcha get?

Share with the Muse!

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Feed your greed for cosmetics by checking out some past haul posts!

Click here to view my Beauty on a Budget Week haulage!

Check out my Fall Haul of Japanese goodies from last year!

Click here to see a few Japanese skincare items and cosmetics I had hauled from Bobodave!

Check out my Kawaii haul of storage by clicking here!

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MAC New View

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Ahhhh…yet another MAC Collection released this July 10th!

That’s three new collections we have available! If you’re impatience you can always order from MAC’s website as the collections are live and ready for your purchasing pleasure!

New View has caught my eye and I know I’ll be picking up the lightest shade of this unique powder! This powder is a split between a matte, silky powder with a beautiful side of shimmer! The best of both worlds in one slick compact!

Yup, I see this making a guest starring appearance on my wish list!

Expect a review shortly!

How about you?

Want one of these?

Love the idea of a shimmer and a matte powder combined in one awesome compact?

Tell the Muse!

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MAC Sonic Chic

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Ok, folks time to empty those wallets out! Check in your car cup holders, in that old pair of jeans that are laying under the bed, check under the sofa cushions, start breaking those piggie banks!

You know what time it is kids?

MAC color story time!

MAC is releasing three separate, awesome, amazing color stories on July 10th that are guaranteed to make you broke but happy!

Happiness is MAC after all isn’t it?

One collection in particular that will get a majority of my cash is the Sonic Chic mineralized blushes! I’m all over it like white on rice!

Have you seen how absolutely stunning and gorgeous these guys are?

The Muse wants ‘em! Nine shades of yum await you!

Want ‘em?

Absolutely need them?

As greedy as the Muse for these?

Tell me what are you hauling!

I haven’t even purchased these yet but they are getting a big, fat Muse Approval for purchase! They are obviously major flattering and I’ can see myself shelling out the greenback for all nine shades!

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Craving more MAC blush? Click here to read my MAC Beauty Powder Blush review and first impressions!

Just want more blush? Check out some of my past reviews on blushes by clicking through the posts below!

Click here to read my rave about the new RedPoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip!

Click here to find out why I wasn’t loving NYX Mosaic Powder Blush!

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MAC Electro Flash

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Although my eye is on MAC’s Sonic Chic color story I do admit to having a lemming for some of the shadows from Electro Flash!

However, I will try really hard to refrain as some of the colors look similar to previous releases of mineralized shadows! But damn it all that doesn’t stop me from having major “pokemon” collect ‘em all syndrome! I know I’ll end up with a few if not all of these bad boys!

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Are those some sincerely drool worthy shadows?

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite I took some photos of my little stash of mineralized eyes shadows from past MAC collections!

Enjoy!

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What are you wanting from MAC Electro Flash?

Tell the Muse!

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Watch some MuseTV featuring the mineralized eyeshadows from MAC Antiquitease Color Collection!

Click here to see a FOTD using “Her Fancy” mineralized eye shadow!

Click here to see a FOTD featuring “Family Silver” mineralized eye shadow!

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Beauty on a Budget: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara Review

Good news! I still have left over goodies from Beauty on a Budget Week to get through so you’ll be seeing a few new reviews on US drugstore finds starting today with L’Oreal’s Telescopic Mascara.

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Sadly, it’s almost all bad news for L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara. While on vacation this was available at every single duty free beauty shop I passed and although at the time I didn’t bother picking it up I realize now I should have listened to my original instinct that screamed “NO!”. I picked this guy up with my big beauty haul from Walmart recently for $8.99 USD and that’s about what it was available for at duty free but of course I wasn’t shelling out 8% in taxes to call it my own if I brought it from some duty free shop but ado at the time I didn’t bother.

One of the biggest flaws with this mascara is the applicator. Believe it or not I’m not going to go into a long rant just yet about the applicator being bad for application. Actually I’m going into a rant about the applicator being too delicate and flimsy. The applicator is sorta springy and loosely attached to the wand which makes it a big job to get the damn thing back into the tube without it snapping off completely. On a normal mascara day I’ll unscrew the top of mascara off, slip the wand out, apply, and slip it quickly back in. On a day using L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara it turns into unscrewing the top, slipping the wand out, applying a mess to my eyes, and struggling for five minutes to slip the wand back inside the tube without snapping off the brush head. This takes delicate, small movements to wriggle the brush back in without completely ripping or snapping it off. Since the brush head isn’t firmly secured onto the wand you could be staring at anywhere from 5-8 minutes struggling to get it back into the tube without risking it falling off while you struggle.

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The delicate brush isn’t the only problem as far as the applicator goes. The brush head is a plastic applicator with ridges surrounding it rather than the traditional “brush” you’re getting more of a plastic wand with little spikes sticking out of it. It has a bit of a curve too it which leads you into believing that this will indeed apply the mascara well. Sadly, it falls flat of doing anything but making a big clumpy mess of your lashes. I’ve never successfully purchased a drugstore mascara that’s done anything in the ways of volumizing and lengthening. I normally end up with clumps or spiky lashes and with L’Oreal’s Telescopic Mascara that’s about the total of it all. Clumps, check. Spiky lashes, check. A big mess, check. check. Although it applies crummy the formula itself does deserve a rave as I experienced no flaking, no smudging, and just generally good waterproof lasting power all day long!

L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara has alot going for it. Chic outer packaging, great price, good long wear however it falls short in the most important areas. Application isn’t easy or foolproof, just messy and flaws in the design provide a potential money trap that you can easily fall into if you’re rushed and push hard to get the wand back into the tube! $8.99 down the drain if the brush head snaps off!

All in all this particular mascara needs a whole lot of improvement before I decide to pick it up again! Pass on it, the Muse has seen much better!

Tried it?

Love it? Hate it?

Which drugstore mascara is your favorite steal?

Tell the Muse!

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Check out my personal favorite mascara by following this link!

Click here to discovery an interesting take on mascara with my review of the new Spin Lash!

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to find out how to get cheap, slick, gorgeous lips with Avon Pro-to-Go Lipsticks!

Terra Eye shadows are not only cheap but gorgeous! Click here to read my raving review on these fab shadows!

Keep your skincare budget in check by visiting my Biore PJ Party!

Get a super, squeaky clean face without dropping a ton of cash on the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush!

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