Posts From July 2008

Beauty on a Budget: EcoTools 5 Piece Brush Set with Case Review

Finally something to rave about on the Beauty and a Budget front! Meet the 5 piece Brush Set from Eco Tools!

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This set is $10.99 USD and comes with 5 great blushes plus a cool brush roll to store them in when traveling! I’ve been testing this little brush set out all weekend while I was away for a few days to celebrate the 4th of July and I’m happy to report it’s worth dishing out your $11 dollars for! It’s rather a nice little set of tools that’s perfect for traveling with plus it has the added benefits of being earth friendly so you’re not only doing something good for your wallet but also helping your enviroment out!

The set comes with a blush brush, concealer brush, lash/brow groomer, liner brush, and eye shadow brush. Each brush is made from synthetic bristles and 100% Cruelty Free. Although these are synthetic you won’t notice much of a difference aside from the fact that they are softer than your average brush. The softness does not take away from the fact that they are dense enough for ease of blending and holding product on the bristles. Unlike other cheaper brushes I’ve tried these do not shed and the bristles stay firmly on the handle where they belong and not shed all along your face when using! They don’t sport a funky odor either the way some brushes do which is a total plus in the Muse’s opinion! The handles are made of quality bamboo which also has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant…who knew?

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No, they aren’t MAC but they are pretty bloody good for those of you who are both consious of your Beauty Budget and green friendly. The price rounds out to about $2 USD or so for each brush included in the kit so you can’t really good wrong by trying them out. You won’t be disappointed as they are good quality brushes at a low cost.

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My favorite of the brushes was the nicely rounded blush brush which I used to apply both powder and blush. It’s wonderfully soft and silky!

The other brushes included are just as good and I’m loving the little hemp brush roll that makes traveling with these simple. Simply place each brush in a slot, roll, tie, and away you go. The roll holds the brushes safely and allows you to travel with the set without splitting the hairs of the brush or causing any damage to the brushes!

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I can’t help but be excited as brushes that are not only good quality but cheap! The Muse likes these alot and recommends nabbing a set for yourself!

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Score some Eco Tools from Walgreens, Ulta, and K-Mart.

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Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit

Good makeup deserves good music!

I’m a rocker chick. Always have been, always will be so of course I definately want Bare Escentuals new Tutorial Kit entitled Rocker Eye!

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Although I’ve been down on Bare Escentuals lately I will say that this particular kit caught my eye and I’m wanting it rather badly so expect some sort of raving review shortly!

I generally enjoy the tutorial kits that BE puts out as I’m all about simplicity lately! The Tutorial line contains all you need to create certain eye looks plus nifty, easy instructions to idiot-proof your way to gorgeous!

I’ve tried one of these kits before and was quite happy with the easy to follow instructions and quality of the products included. Although the products have raised in price since my original purchase I’m still a lover of each one released.

The Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye is $38 USD and contains 1980′s and Rockstar eye shadow, Black Leather Liner, and a Double Ended Brush for application!

Rock on \m/! The Muse is all over this one!

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On a side note it should be known that Led Zeppelin is known for something greater than the really cool Sprint commercial. Sigh, rant! I’ve had someone tell me prior to this “oh yea! I know Led Zeppelin! They made that cool song for the Sprint commercial right?” My god the horror of it all!

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Click here to read my review of the Bare Escentuals Tutorial Kit for a Smoky “V” Eye!

Check out the Bare Escentuals Carnavale Set available exclusives at Nordies!

Click to read my review on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Color Collection featuring an FOTD!

Click to read my ravings about the Bare Minerals iQuad Eyeshadow Compact!

Do your lips up lovely with the very light, moisturizing Bare Escentuals Lippie Set review!

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New NARS Makeup Brushes

NARS has introduced a few new brushes to it’s line up that have most definately caught my eye!

One in particular that I’ve been lemming for a while now is the NARS Ita Brush 28. This brush looks superb for a light dusting of shimmery bronzer, powder, or blush!

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Although the Ita Brush has been around for a while it deserved a mention since it’s just now popping up in Sephora stores around here.

If you’re seeking the latest, greatest, and brand new you might want to reach for the new NARS Botan Brush which looks simply lovely. This is an ultra large kabuki brush that’s made for buffing powder into the skin! Since I’m currently trying to convince myself that I should be loving minerals this brush appeals big time! At $75 USD the price makes me wince so the possibility of actually buying this are slim but one never knows as the Muse has been known to shell out as much as $50 for a good brush, sometimes its just worth it!

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And finally if you’re looking to tote it all along with you or you’re just a fiend for NARS you might want to get your greedy hands on the new NARS Travel Brush Set. For a mere $170 USD you can do up your makeup in style with six brushes from NARS and a travel case.

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I’m not particularly enamored with this kit’s price or the brush roll but if you’re a NARS fan it might very well be on your wish list!

All in all a nice selection of new brushes from NARS to keep your face happy and your makeup skills hone.

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Check out more NARS news and reviews by clicking on some popular posts below!

Click here to find out why NARS Nail Polish in Schiap is my Summer Must Have color!

Check out more Summer Must Have makeup with my review and rave for NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave!

Click here to discover why I am loving the Sephora Exclusive NARS Orgasm Nail Polish and Lipgloss Set!

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Gransenbon Pore Cover Veil

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Grasenbon has introduced a new Pore Cover Veil that sports an SPF of 25 as part of it’s late Summer releases. Although I do not have large pores I am very interested in this as a pre-foundation prep plus the benefits of such a high SPF sound wonderful.

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The formula contains light reflecting pigments to give the illusion of smaller pores. The veil is perfect for use as a prep or on it’s own!

I think I’ll be purchasing this for a test run!

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Fusion Beauty Skin Fusion Set

I find myself lemming this set from Skin Fusion:

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I always get roped in by the promise of flawless, gorgeous skin! I’m not sure I even understand the point of the kit as it contains a liquid foundation plus a mineral foundation plus some sort of blush I think!?

I’m confused.

But that doesn’t matter much considering I still feel the need to plop this in my cart and find out for myself what it’s all about!

Maybe if I convince myself I’m doing a $56 USD favor for the greater good of cosmetic lovers everywhere!

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