Posts From October 2008
The stunning elegance of the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008 Vintage Jewels definately appeals to the Muse’s inner glam girl!
All that shimmer, twinkle, and sparkle has me rolling around in fits of excitement. Although the collection has some very interesting pieces I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the one item that really caught my eye is the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder! Oh my! It’s truly a stunning piece of cosmetic glory!
I seen the compact when I recently picked up my Guerlain Midnight Butterfly haul and I must say it’s truly a beautiful piece of cosmetic. The compact is super sized and contains glorious, silky shimmering gold powder that can be used on the face or the body!
The Muse says who doesn’t want shimmering gold powder for the Holiday Season! As the Muse’s friend Betsy recently said, “One can never have too many beautiful, shimmery powders”! Truer words if the Muse ever heard them!
The powder is available now from Estee Lauder’s site and also available at your local counter for $32 USD. For it’s size the price is quite a nice deal in my opinion and this is on the Muse’s Holiday Hit List!
Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels is inspired by it’s limited edition eyeshadow duos available in Sapphire, Amethyst, and Emerald. The limited editions shades of the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duos have coordinating eyes pencils to complete your looks!
In the promo image the model is wearing the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire. I thought the use of blue was interesting and unusual for a Holiday look as many companies fall into doing sparkling golds, silvers, or smokey eye looks for the Season!
All in all Estee Lauder Holiday 2008 is turning out very nicely and the Muse may indulge her desire for sparkling gold powder and blue eyes this Winter!
Vintage Jewels is on sale now on the Estee Lauder Website and at your local Estee Lauder counter. See more of the collection by clicking here.
How about you?
Anything appeal to you from this collection?
Simply adore the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder?
Love the shadow duos?
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Haul your Tarte Holiday goodies now and get 30% Off at Tarte by using code luckybreaks7
Sadly, they do not have the brand new Tarte Vanity Palette however they do have the new Holiday Cheek Stains and Gloss Sets!
Click here to start shopping now!
Stop back and tell the Muse whatcha get! I already have the gloss set in my cart and debating on the cheek stains!
Tarte Holiday Collection 2008
Tarte Berry Couture Gift Set Review
Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette Review
What’s this I see?
Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm! Ok, you convinced me, I wants it!
These little guys are pure perfection however one minor problem, they are only available in three shades.
But oh well I have my eye on one color so far! Three shades are available which are Copper Diamond, Crystal Diamond, and Pink Crystal.
I’m liking the look of Copper Diamond! Guess I better head over to Nordies to have a peek!
On a side note, stay tuned as later today I am bringing you an exclusive review of the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection! Finally! Yay!
Seen these little pots of balm?
Tell the Muse!
Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Corrector Concealer Review
Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection Review
Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection (Review Coming Later Today….)
Big applause Sephora! It’s nice to see you extending your very popular Lash Stash to include a slew of new mascaras, the Muse Approves!
Early July, Sephora released it’s first version of The Lash Stash Set for $28 USD which included seven samples of mini mascaras. After the math each mascara worked out to $4 USD each which was a rather awesome price and ideal for trying out several different mascaras before committing yourself to a single full size at prices ranging from $17-$28 USD.
The price went up slightly with the brand new version released recently however the actual cost per mascara went down. The current deal features ten mascaras at the price of $35 USD which works out to $3.50 USD per a mascara.
The kit includes mini versions of the following mascaras:
Smashbox Bionic Mascara
Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
Vincent Longo The Curl mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
DuWop Lash Venom Mascara
Korres Deep Colour Mascara
Cargo Texas Lash Mascara
If the list above is anything to go by they covered quite a few brands of mascara in the kit!
If you’re the type of person who can’t make up their mind and wants it all then this kit would be for you or if you’re wanting to try out a few mascara before making the commitment to one then, again, this would be an ideal item to purchase!
All in all a rather great little kit!
The Muse likey!
Brought the previous Sephora Lash Stash?
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Previous version of Sephora Lash Stash
Fairy Drops Mascara Review
Estee Lauder TurboLash Mascara Review
Lorac Visual Effects Mascara Review
Meet my new holy grail mascara, Dior Iconic Mascara!
The Muse loves it and tells it as such when she whispers sweet nothings in it’s ear about how fabulous it truly is! I’m quite pleased with Dior Iconic Mascara after using it for the past month or more. I got this when it was originally released but so many reviews popped up around that time I felt like it would be such a snore to read review after review after review about the same product!
So…your Muse waited a little while and here she is to spread the good word about Dior Iconic Mascara.
I love all these new plastic applicators that are popping up across the mascara board and Iconic takes on a great new applicator that creates beautiful curl while defining lashes and lengthening! Mascaras like Dior Iconic should be hauled like it’s the end of the world as they have that uncanny ability to create amazingly long lashes while keeping a natural appearance! That’s one of the main things I loved about Iconic!
Although this creates amazingly long lashes while giving the illusion of wearing falsies it still manages to look very natural on as if you’re not wearing mascara at all. The effect is a feathering look that’s beautiful, soft, fresh, and most important, long! The applicator is reminiscent of a curling hair brush and is the key to creating curling lashes. Simply twirl the brush as you apply the mascara and it pulls lashes upwards and out while creating volume, lenght, and definition. I do recommend it for Asian lashes as well or those who have short, stubbier lashes as the brush gently pulls outwards while curling upwards and the formula doesn’t create a clumpy mess!
The formula is not thick but very light which could account for the clump free application. Although light that doesn’t take away from the ability for the mascara to last all day and well into the evening without smudging, flaking or causing general raccoon eye drama! If anything it’s actually really difficult to remove without a proper eye makeup remover! Fantastically long wearing to say the least!
I think Dior Iconic covers pretty much all the things we seek in a fabulous mascara and has us well covered for long, beautiful lashes! I highly recommend nabbing one of these for yourself as it truly delivers on all it’s promises!
The Muse loves it and approves it for purchase!
Tried it already?
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Dior Concealer Palette Review
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen Review
Dior Summer Collection 2008: Dior Addict Gloss Review
Dior Spring Collection 2008 Review
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Review
“I Love Dior” Deluxe Holiday Palette 2007
Santa, baby, can you please fill my Christmas stocking with Lambie goodies from Bath and Body Works?
The Muse was really good this year…kinda….sorta..somewhat good…I was being ok…..alright I was naughty as hell but deal with it Santa!
The Muse sends kisses!
You don’t have to lie the census is already in, you guys freaking love Bath and Body Works Lambie line!
Go on admit it!
I got a gazillion e-mails about the Bath and Body Works Lambie line after I did my Bath and Body Works Holiday 2008 post last week and seriously who could blame you for being so interested in these sweet, warm, cuddly goodies!
I thought I’d bring a few more high resolution images your way to whet your appetite!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Blanket $35 USD WANT IT!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Socks $10 USD NEED IT!
Assorted Bath and Body Works Lambie Plushes $8 USD-$19.50 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Blanket and Sleep Mask GASP! HAVE TO HAVE IT!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Large Plush $19.50 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Shower Sponge $6 USD OMG! Lambie in my shower!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Sleep Mask $10 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Slippers $16 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Key Chain $4 USD Ooo she’d get dirty fast on my keys! Would have to find another place to put her!
The Muse has all the cutesy Lambie goodies on her wish list and she also happens to have a 20% Off coupon burning a mighty hole in her pocket…I think it’s time for a haul!
How about you?
Want any Bath and Body Works Lambie goodies?
Haul any last year?
Tell the Muse!
Bath and Body Works Holiday Collection 2008
Bath and Body Works Fall and Holiday Collection 2008
Bath and Body Works Lambie 2007
Bath and Body Works Goldie Disney Collection
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Spray Review