Posts From October 2008
Whoa the Muse is on Holiday mode today!
Check out the new Urban Decay Limited Edition Lipstick Cap:
Do you love it?
I love it.
Totally spoiled indulgence but I think it’s freaking HAWT and would make a perfect gift!
These limited edition caps are available for Urban Decay’s new lipstick collection! Each cap comes housed in a cute black box with ribbon pull. The outer packaging is just as gorgeous as the inner in this case. The box has a black swirl effect all over the box with the Urban Decay emblem on the very top.
Inside you’ll find the gorgeous cap which is a mix of translucent purple encased in a silver outer shell. This is no wimpy cap! The metal casing allows for knocking around your purse or bag while protecting your favorite lipstick and making it beautiful when you’re ready to whip it out f your purse for touch ups! Seriously now how cool is it to take this out and start applying? Love it! The cap has both a goth and feminine edge that’s reminiscent of Anna Sui’s packaging and design…must be all that purple and black!
Each cap is $15 USD and fits on all the newest lipsticks from Urban Decay. Simply remove the cap from the old lipstick and replace it with this killer cap!
I think purchasing a lipstick plus the cap would make a super gift for a good friend (or yourself..of COURSE!).
Check it out at Urban Decay!
The Muse likes this one…I can’t help but approve it! Love it for myself and love it for a gift!
Want one for your very own?
Tell the Muse!
Urban Decay Lipstick Review
Making the Most of Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Holiday Collection 2008: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-Eye Pencil Sets Review
It’s too early I tell ya! It’s just too damn early to be talking about Holiday Collections now when the leaves are just about to turn color!
But…talk about it I will…..
The Tarte Holiday Collection 2008 is shaping up rather nicely with a tempting array of goodies packaged beautifully and ready for gift giving.
As all years prior you’ll be getting plenty of bang for your buck this year from Tarte and they have packed up a considerable amount of product with a small price tag!
As with all years prior they are releasing a new Tarte Cheek Trio for $25 USD. The trio contains three mini cheek stains housed in a cute gold pouch!
Loving, simply loving the Tarte Purse Your Lips Clutch! This clutch includes nine limited edition shades of lipgloss for $39 USD!
And finally you might recall the amazing hype and excitement over Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth palette. This year you can get excited about the Tarte The Vanity Palette!
16 Shades of Gloss
The palette remains the same price as last year at $52 USD!
All in all Tarte Holiday 2008 is definitely shaping up nicely with plenty of great gift giving options for yourself or friends and family!
Lemming any of Tarte’s Holiday Collection for yourself?
Loving that extra large palette?
Tell the Muse!
Check out last year’s Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette
Tarte Berry Couture Set Review
Tarte Peaches and Cream Foundation Review
Tarte EmphasEye Eye Pencil Review
I came, I saw, I conquered the Pixi display at Target!
I ended up hauling quite a few items from the new Pixi Collection available at Target and about 98% of it I was pretty darn happy about however I was slightly disappointed with the Pixi Eye Beauty Kit in Miracle I picked up!
I’ll start my tale by telling you that I’ve wanted a Pixi Eye Beauty Kit for a very, very long time. I remember lemming two that were available for a terribly long time on Sephora but for some odd reason I never picked them up and finally when I did wake up and say “gee I really should order those”, tragedy struck…….they were out of stock.
The Muse would visit Sephora daily in the hopes they’d pop back up again but sadly they never did. She was tempted to ask friends in London to please go and grab them for her but she wasn’t feeling like spending cash on airmail plus the inflated price of the palette UK side.
Good news finally came when Target began carrying the entire Pixi Collection! Blessed be!
Sadly, the wait for Pixi Eye Beauty Kits wasn’t worth it.
Although the palette is nice enough it has it’s fair share of flaws and in the end it’s $28 USD price tag is seriously not worth it!
What’s not the like about a super credit card slim palette that contains eye shimmering shades of shadow? Alot.
Although I like the palette well enough it’s main problem is the quality for the cash. If the price was a bit lower I imagine I’d recommend purchasing one or two but at $28 USD it doesn’t come through to warrant such a high cost.
I purchased Miracle but there are about 12 other color options available for you to choose from and who knows some of those may be good but Miracle is lacking big time. The shades are all pastel and range in golds, pinks, and other softer natural shades. The color pay off is practically non existent and ridiculously sheer. The shadows are all very soft, silky, and easy to blend however that doesn’t redeem the fact that the shades are sadly lacking pigment of any kind.
The good news is, yes you can create a rather nice daytime look, the bad news is that you’re paying $28 USD to create a look you can probably duplicate for heaps cheaper with a posher brand of cosmetics that would cost less!
The shades included in the palette are as follows:
Dusky Light Copper
Shimmering Dark Rose
Shimmering Brownish Copper
Basically all of the above shades look pretty much the same when on your lid. There isn’t anything to contrast each shade so if you’re wanting to use several shades for one look, chances are you’ll end up looking like you have one shade on in the long run.
The good news is that although the colors are sheer they still manage to create a fresh look to my eyes and the shimmer in each shade is very nice however this still doesn’t justify the cost.
The packaging is interesting on the compact in it’s simple very slim design. I give Pixi major props for managing to keep a certain cuteness about the compact while also having a simple design for easy storage and portability.
Overall, I just feel like the palette isn’t worth it’s ridiculous $28 USD price tag. If they consider lowering the price I may be tempted to purchase another shade selection but even than I have serious doubts if I’d indulge further.
All in all this one I’m on the outs about this one. Definitely check out the Pixi line at Target as they have some fantastic offerings that I’ll review for you shortly but steer clear of the Pixi Eye Beauty Kits…they just aren’t worth the cash!
Tried out any of the Pixi line for yourself?
Tell the Muse!
NP Set Lip Goss Review
Target Steps It Up with it’s New Line of Cosmetics from Pixi, Jemm Kidd, and More!
Sephora is turning 10! Happy Birthday Sephora! We all love you very, very much, particularly the Muse of course!
In honor of it’s 10 year’s providing much joy to the beauty whores of the world, Sephora is doing up some seriously awesome collections and sets that are truly a steal in a deal!
One such set that caught my eye is the Too Faced The Quickie Chronicles Mini Collection…whoa…have you seen this?
This contains 8 Too Faced Quickie Chronicle Mini Palettes for $59.10 USD
It’s a bit early to be offering gift advice but wouldn’t this be a super pressie for a good friend or the makeup lover in your life? Or yourself of course…!
With 8 palettes you can create endless looks!
I’m very tempted by this one, very!
At $59.10 USD it works out to around $7.50 USD per palette but buy this during the Sephora Friends and Family Discount and you’ll end up paying around $5.85 USD per palette! Sweet!
I may indulge…I’m very tempted by this one…very!
What do you think?
Want this collection?
Love the idea of 8 palettes for such a low price?
Tell the Muse!
Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Review
Too Faced Mess in a Dress Eyeshadow
Too Faced Mineral Water Review
theBalm has introduced a few interesting little palettes for the Holiday season!
Balm Springs $21 USD
Even though it’s Winter the Balm is taking us to the islands for the holiday season with it’s Balm Springs travel palette that contains shimmering golds and bronzes for a warm look!
Includes Overshadow in No Money, No Honey, shadyLady shadow in Shameless Shana, Pick-Up Liner in Casanova, and a mini shadow brush!
Balm Beach $21 USD
Take a trip to the beach this season with warmer shades of bronze, gold, and pink with the travel friendly Balm Beach palette!
Includes BalmShelter Tinted Gloss in Girl Next Door, shadyLady Shadow in Mischievous, Bahama Mama, and Hot Mama.
If you’re in for something a little bit different this holiday season I’m sure these will appeal!
Sporting a sparkling look this season or prefer a shimmering bronzey look?
Check out more of theBalm at their website!
theBalm Overshadow Review
theBalm Balms Away Makeup Break Up Review