Posts From December 2008

Vera Wang Look Parfum Signed by Vera Wang Contest!

You were probably privy to this contest last Friday as it got posted back then! I had a problem with the applet I was using for the contest so I had to remove it temporarily!

But…the good news……it’s back and hopefully working hehe!

What is it?

It’s a bottle of Vera Wang Look Parfum Spray which the Muse recently reviewed….exciting right? Even more exciting…..it’s signed by Vera Wang herself! Hyper yet?

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Enter for your chance to win Vera Wang Look Parfum signed by Vera herself by submitting your name and e-mail address below! The contest starts today and ends next Friday at 10 pm! The contest is open to US and Worldwide readers!

Good luck!

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Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss Review

Billy Joel told me he’d much rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints so the Muse did just that this morning! She sinned with Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss and sure did like all that sinning! Supposedly only the good die young so I might as we be bad and sin my way through the day with gorgeous, shiny, plump, juicy lips!

The Muse knows a thing or two or maybe three about gloss. She’s tried her fair share of ‘em over the years and she even located one or two (or a million) that she loves but she’s never, ever, in all her year’s as a cosmetic junkie came across such a gloss as Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss. Whoa. I’ve never seen a gloss this thick, this shiny, this glossy, this pigmented….sheesh…..tis like I’ve struck the lipgloss lottery! If you’ve been searching for that perfect gloss to give you Angelina lips or maybe you prefer the Dr. Frank N. Furter look this is the gloss for you!

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I think we have all established by now the entire lip plumping craze really isn’t about the “sting” but more about the texture and formula of the gloss. Thicker glosses create fuller looking lips! Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Gloss has an amazingly thick formula which glides onto lips leaving behind a glossy, shiny finish and adding a sexy plump to lips. My lips are at least double the size this morning but I promise it’s not a bad Amanda Lepore look! Although the formula is quite a good deal sticky and tacky I don’t mind in the least as it does hold the gloss in place for long periods of time without having to touch up every two seconds because it’s slipping off my mouth onto my chin. Put it on and it stays on for hours at a time. I used it last night prior to heading to the movies and it lasted through a trip to the theater, through a two hour film, through a large Dr. Pepper Slurpee, a pack of Twizzlers, and back home…..looking at myself in the mirror a few hours later and my gloss was still going strong. The color Wine Sinner is a deeper peach shade on me. The swatch on the site looks more like a wine shade but I honestly felt like it looked more like a peachy brown shade on my lips. The gloss comes in a nice heavy plastic jar which is quite large so it’s $22 USD price tag is well, well worth it. I was quite impressed with the size of the product as I was expecting a smaller size but this is huge. The gloss has a faint lemon flavor that’s reminds me of Philosophy’s Kiss Me Gloss.

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I can’t begin to rave enough about the amazing formula. It’s pigmented enough to work perfectly well on it’s own plus it’s highly emollient and moisturizing. Chalk up Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss as a total Muse Approved gloss for purchase! You needs it! My only minor rant is the fact it only comes in 7 shades! Can we has more shades please? Thank you!

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Sportin’ Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss in Wine Sinner
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The Muse likey and says you must have it for yourself! Check them out at lipstickqueen.com

If you’re wanting to try a few shades at once you can nab yourself the Lipstick Queen Limited Edition Shine Holiday Kit which includes four mini Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Glosses for $24 USD!

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This is quite a nice deal and I’m adding it to my cart as I want a few more shades!

All in all I really loved Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore Gloss and was very impressed with the fantastic quality. It’s been a while since a gloss wow’ed me and this definitely knocked my socks well off!

Check ‘em out! The Muse thinks you’ll love them!

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Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara Review

I was thinking hard the other day, this normally blows out lights, circuits, and occasionally breaks mirrors, the Muse’s brain is big, stuff happens like that you know. I realized while I was deep in though that I never blogged Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara!

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Blasphemy!

For a very long, long, long, long…very long..like really a long time…likes ages and ages….like years…Bare Escentuals Magic Wand Brushless Mascara was my holy grail mascara. Absolutely nothing could touch the freaking outstanding awesomeness of Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara! This was love people!

At the time that I was loving all over this mascara it was honestly the only one of it’s kind around. This was modern technology at it’s best! Actually if I think really hard again…I should be careful not to cause a nose bleed here…it still is pretty much the only available mascara that has virtually no brushes! It’s brushless! Hence it’s name right? The wand is basically a rounded edge with very small ridges etched in to capture lashes. To apply you simply swipe up and under lashes! Presto! Gorgeously long lashes that are full and plump!

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Sweet!

If you’re as familiar with Japanese brands as the Muse is you will run across similar style applicators in and around Japanese drugstores however this applicator is pretty innovative by US standards even though it’s long been standard in Asia.

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You may wonder if this is the mascara for you or if you’ll be poking an eyeball or two out when using it. Honestly, if you can use regular mascara you shouldn’t have a problem with this. It’s a matter of simply applying as you would any old mascara! I recommend it for short lashes, long lashes, normal lashes, stubbier ones, whatever your lash length or style I honestly think this is a great choice as the lack of brushes actually allows the applicator to get under the lash line and pull lashes outwards while curling upwards. Wow…I should try to say that three times! Fact is it curls beautifully well, gives GREAT volume, and lasts all day long without fading.

It’s been so long since I reached for it and I can’t help but remember what a fond favorite it was and is of mine! A total staple product to have on hand.

The Muse highly recommends grabbing Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara for yourself as it was and always will be thee perfect mascara!

You can snag two for $23 USD at QVC! Item Number A64617

Pretty nice deal considering one is $15 USD!

This one comes with a big, fat Muse Approval for purchase! Loves it! Alot.

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Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa Review: Good-bye Dry Hands!

The Muse’s hands happen to be as soft as a baby’s behind but not in the Winter….ugh they get rough, dry, and I get gross hanging cuticles…all sorts of chaos going on when the colder weather sets in! Terrible! I literally have to stock up on masses of Hello Kitty bandages because I can’t resist the evil temptation of picking my cuticles!

The past few days instead of pouring gobs of moisturizer on my hands I decided to use Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa. Prior to moisturizing my hands I use this and I’m back to having baby butt smooth hands and nails minus dryness and hang nails! I can even skip moisturizer if I want as the product moisturizes my hands wonderfully well.

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Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa is a paraben-free scrub made from sea salt, carrot seed oil, carrots, and pumpkin. The formula is oily and filled with large grains of scrubbing salt and resembles just about any body scrub you might be familiar with such as Philosophy scrubs. Honestly, if the title didn’t say hand and nail I’d have thought I could use it on my knees and elbows instead!

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In order to use it you’ll simply scrub a small amount on wet hands and rinse! Presto! Smooth hands! The grains work at exfoliating your skin while the natural oils of the product moisturize your hands and nails. With ingredients such as pumpkin and carrot I was expecting this to smell as such however strangely enough it kind of has a soft floral scent which is interesting.

The Muse is open to just about anything that will relieve her dry skin in the Winter and she totally dug Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa! The price is quite nice as it’s on sale at Walgreens at the moment for $12.74 USD plus you get a rather large jar. It exfoliates as well as moisturizes while spoiling your hands and nails with good for you ingredients all while keeping it’s formula paraben-free!

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The Muse thinks you should say Yes to Carrots and snag yourself some of this great stuff! It’s undoubtedly something your dry hands and nails will thank you for this Winter!

Learn more about Yes to Carrots by visiting www.yes-to-carrots.com

Find out where you can locate Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa by clicking here!

How do you keep your hands moist during the cold weather?

Tell the Muse!

Keep your eyes open because next week you’ll have a chance to win your own tub of Yes to Carrots Pampering Hand & Nail Spa!

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Tarte Friends and Family 40% Off Coupon Code

Snag some Tarte for yourself and friends at a 40% Discount! Yay! Using promo code FF08 and get 40% off your total order at Tarte!

Click to start shopping!

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