Posts From July 2008
How awesome is this?
This kit contains an array of various mascaras so you can test them out prior to committing to a full size. $28 USD nabs you seven designer brand mascaras!
I think this is simply awesome. I hate purchasing mascara and later finding out it’s rubbish this allows you to try it out prior to buying the full size to see if it’s really something worth purchasing! So cool!
It works out to about $4 USD per a sample size of each mascara and that’s not really alot since you’ll probably get more than a months use out of each sample. Plus they are the perfect size for travel!
The kit includes all of the following:
Blinc Kiss Me Mascara
Lorac Publicity Stunt Lashes
Smashbox Bionic Mascara
Stila Multi-Effect Mascara
Sephora Brand Lash Plumper
Too Faced Lash Injection
Even though I normally wear Japanese brand mascara only I think the kit is a genius idea!
Props to Sephora for this one!
Sephora Atomic Maximum Volume Mascara Review
Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara Review
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara Review
Urban Decay “Color” Big Fatty Mascara Review
Bourjois Paris Clubbing Mascara Review
Majolica Majorca Mascara Review
KATE Gel Mascara Review
Have you ever successfully completed a tube of lipstick? Am I the only one in the world that has the hardest time in the world using one up?
If you have this problem too you might be interested in trying out Pop Beauty’s new Lip Lust Lipstick! These tiny tubes house a hydrating, moisturizing lipstick that’s sheer and natural with a beautiful glossy finish.
I tested out Dewy Toffee which is a nude peach. The color gave me a beautiful, natural look that went beautifully with my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Shimpange. I’m particularly smitten with the glossy finish on these and I love how they simply glide onto my lips not to mention give my lips much needed moisture on hot days.
The packaging is simply sweet! Since this isn’t a full size lipstick you can easily slip it into your makeup bag for touch ups without taking a ton of room. The size makes it equally charming for the simple fact you can actually get through the entire tube where as with full size lipsticks I’m normally ditching them because I can’t get through them within a year or two and by that time they are long since old, dry, gross, and germ ridden! If you’re familiar with Lavshuca’s Jewel Lips Mini the Pout Beauty Lip Lust is comparable in size to this.
All in all it’s a rather great Summer lip stick as it offers a beautiful glossy finish plus plenty of moisturizing benefits to keep your lips shiny and hydrated in the hot sun!
The Muse digs it!
Check it out at Sephora!
Can you get through an entire tube of lipstick?
Tell the Muse!
Pop Smokey Rose Palette Review
Pop Day to Play Palette Review
Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette Review
Pop Lid Neon Palette Review
Pop Eye Cake Review
Our friend Kodi Kumi is back in full swing advertising Visee’s Fall Collection. After a rough patch of publicity it’s nice to see her back in the promo for Fall!
A few items are being released with Visee’s Fall Collection but of course the item that really jumps up at me is the new Glam Hunt Eye Palettes. Visee makes a great eye palette as you may have guessed from my previous raves. These are a revamp from the last few releases and the colors are very suitable for the cooler weather that will be upon is soon!
The palettes come in five styles and include five shades of shadow plus a brush for application. I see at least three color combos I want but I may just indulge in all five.
Each palette is 1890 yen but it’ll probably be a bit cheaper due to various drugstore discounts in Japan.
Expect a review on these shortly!
Tell the Muse!
Get your Visee on with some past posts!
Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review
Visee Aqua Shining Eyes Review
What’s up with Kodi Kumi? Find out here!
MuseTV Presents: A Spotlight on Visee Cosmetics
Lush Cosmetics has a special knack for discontinuing some of my very favorite products. Lush normally runs through items that aren’t selling well at year’s end and they end up axing them and putting out a fresh new line in the place of some old favorites.
Most Lush addicts fail to understand they mystery of the dreaded discontinue list as many of the items seem to be selling great so why stop making them? No items are immune when it comes time to chop the line up and do away with the old and bring in the new! Bad news for Lush lovers everywhere when that happens!
But I do have good news! Phew!
Lush UK has been running something called Retro Lush for the past few months now which brings back old favorites. This first began as a series of races and those items ordered enough from the site would be made up and brought back for purchase. Soon after these “races” they decided to just bring back all the old favorites and sell them as regular items! Yay! The Muse did indulge in ordering from Lush UK and stashing away large quantities of bath bombs, shampoo, and other yummie items!
But the good news is if you fear the scary airmail prices from UK to US you can now get Retro Lush from the Lush US site! Wahoo!
Do click on over to begin the shopping frenzy!
If you need help making your selections from Retro Lush or you’d just like further information my comment box is open!
I lurve me some Lush and have tried everything in the store!
Check out my Latest Lush UK Haul
Lush Big Shampoo and Lush Retread Conditioner Review
Lush Easter Egg Haul
Lush Solid Perfume Review
Lush King of Mods Hair Gel Review
Check out the Retro Lush Hatbox I got from Lush UK!
Lush Ghost Shower Gel Review
Lush Shampoo Bar Review
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Ok, Ok…back to your regularly scheduled beauty babblings from your dear, old Muse!
How are you today? It’s been a rather nutty, busy day today for me so reviews are kinda slowing come. I normally have plenty scheduled in advance but this week I’m a tiny bit behind! Sorry about that! I also have some comments to get through, I’m working on ‘em
I really like Philosophy Purity. It’s part of my daily skin care routine to remove my makeup and such. It works really well at getting pretty much all my makeup off and does so without drying my skin out which is a fantastic! I do have one minor rant when it comes to Purity, I hate when they advertise it as a remove all cleanser. Get waterproof mascara off, get hardcore eye makeup off…Um no….
Don’t get me wrong it works really well at removing standard makeup but give me a break this stuff is NOT removing waterproof mascara! They advertise it like it’ll be the only product you’ll ever need to take your makeup off…Not!
Anyway, minor rant on my part.
On to the rave……….!
Since I heart Purity so much of course I was happy to see a foaming version of it available and I ran as fast as my little legs (my long super model legs in my minds eye of course!) would carry me to the nearest Sephora to nab me some! And the verdict is in…..I like it…alot…but I don’t love it.
It deserves to be mentioned that I love me some Kose Airy Whip. If you know anything at all about your Muse you realize that she stashes Airy Whip away in large quantities so the idea of Purity coming out with a foaming that was readily available within the states really had me tickled. Shipping Airy Whip via airmail in large quantities is costly so here in was my solution! I’d be able to get a Purity in a foam….it’d be like Airy Whip…kinda…sorta….
When you think about it the cost of shipping a single bottle of Airy Whip over from say Japan or Singapore still works out cheaper than purchasing a bottle of Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser. $21.50 USD is the smaller size and $34.50 USD is the larger size, not really cheap but that’s around the same price as the regular Purity so no big deal right? Right.
Philosophy is obviously very on top of the game because the bottle was very well thought in my opinion. It has an applicator that slants upwards so once you press it the product easily slips into your hand without making a mess. This is also particularly good when your hands are wet. No grabbing the bottle to tip it downwards. Just pump it and go!
The formula is good. I like working with foam! It must be my inner kid but I love that awesome feeling when pumping some into my hand and feeling it squish around. I won’t admit to painting a beard on my face with the foam, I’d never do that, I’m a mature adult of course. The foam suds up as you circle it around your face and it whisks away makeup gently without drying your skin out.
After use I didn’t feel entirely clean so I proceeded to use my regular Purity. I guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. For some reason I just didn’t feel like it did that great a job taking off everything where as when I use the regular Purity or Kose Airy Whip I feel like my skin is squeaky clean. However, after a few days of use I realized that feeling might very well be in my head but I need to test it further before making my final decision.
I’m entirely sure why I don’t love this. I like it alot but that “can’t live without it” feeling just isn’t there. If you already own Purity I’d say stick with that no sense picking this up.
It’s a nice product and it works pretty ok but I’m not as excited as I was after trying it out!
The Muse has to do further analysis on Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser……..!
Love the regular Purity?
What’s your skin care routine?
Tell the Muse!
Want more skin care posts? Seek and ye shall find below!
Lush Tea Tree Water Review: AWAY with that Oily Skin!
Mario Badescu Silver Powder Review: Wash those Blackheads right outta your hair…err…I mean nose!
I’ll have the super size please. Philosophy 32oz @ QVC
Scurb a dub, dub with Philosophy’s Microdelivery Wash.
Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer Review