Posts From January 2009
I’ve previously reviewed Majolica Majorca Gorgeous Wing mascara and hated it but I am a glutton for punishment so when I seen that MJ was releasing a brand new version of Lash Gorgeous Wing along with the Holiday Collection I quickly decided I had to have it!
Purchasing a new version of Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing was a no brainer for me considering that I fell in love with the promo image and of course had the desire to “dupe” the look of the model. The original release of Gorgeous Wing Mascara is a black version and what was released with the Majolica Majorca Holiday Collection was a limited edition golden brown version. I really found the effect interesting and unique on the model’s eyes and even though I hate fiber mascaras with a passion I quickly decided I had to try it for myself.
The bad and not so surprisingly news is Gorgeous Wing Mascara is just as crappy as the original release. I really can’t stand how this mascara feels on my lashes! Honestly, it’s so irritating as I go through the entire day feeling like I have an eyelash in my eye! ugh! The fibers get somehow trapped under my upper waterline and make me feel like I have something in my eye which makes for a rather long day of trying not to rub my eyes.
It’s understandable why the mascara is so popular with the Asian market though as it does “feather” lashes as it promises. I think this appeals as many Asian girls have shorter, stubbier lashes and they desire more length and volume, it can’t be denied that this gives both but I’m not too big a fan of the fluffy, feather like feel of my lashes. It’s rather unusual but it feels like I’m wearing a really soft, soft pair of false lashes after use.
Now the entire “golden brown” effect doesn’t entirely work and you’ll have to look rather closely at my lashes to see anything golden or brown about them. This doesn’t really disappoint and I’m not ranting simply because many colored mascaras fail to work very well. Even Urban Decay Big Fatty Color doesn’t really do much for turning your lashes completely a different color. So really it doesn’t bug me very much as I’m not really surprised at the lack of pigmentation of the formula but I did have hopes as the model in the promotional images does have rather nice golden brown lashes.
Overall, I think I’m just generally pissy about the fact that I simply don’t like fiber mascaras and the irritating feeling that I have something in my eye!
I actually will say it’s probably worth checking out if you a. love fiber mascaras or b. have shorter, stubbier lashes.
Personally it’s a losing situation and I’ve learned that twice is plenty enough to try this out so if anymore versions are released I best keep away! Can someone write this down and remind me of it when the next MJ promo goes live and introduces some new style of Gorgeous Wing? K, thanks. I just need to be reminded in the future how much I truly dislike this one!
Lover of Gorgeous Wing?
Lover of fiber mascaras?
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I got the blast e-mail from Stila that Barbie is alive and possibly kicking and screaming at Sephora!
Special thanks to Denise who e-mailed to say, “Hey Muse! Barbie cans are in stock @ Sephora!”
Thanks Denise! I sure did get snap happy to see ‘em up and available! the Muse loves ya!
Sadly, it appears that Barbie Loves Stila Foxy is sold out already or maybe she didn’t even come in yet? I’m not sure.
I was just discussing with my mate Betsy that my Spring makeup budget was doing quite well at the moment but I fear after the Barbie haul I’ll be washing out a chunk of my Spring cosmetic budget so at this point I’m rearranging my figures and trying to see what I can drop to make room for some Barbie Loves Stila (the Muse takes cosmetic budgeting VERY seriously)!
Clickie for more details on the collection!
How about you?
Anyone haul yet?
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The Muse is a long time lover of the Agent Provocateur Perfume line so when she read they would be introducing Agent Provocateur Diamond Dust Eau de Parfum her heart nearly leapt out of her chest.
I believe I originally read about the release in Vogue UK and they had stated that Diamond Dust would be a Holiday release but I’ve stalked Agent Provocateur website since November and seen NO updates for this parfum.
But guess what? Obviously they were waiting to release the good stuff on Valentine’s Day because Agent Provocateur Diamond Dust Eau de Parfum is up and available for purchase!
Watch the Muse proceed to run in circles now and get all dizzy and stuff!
Agent Provocateur Diamond Dust Eau de Parfum contains real diamond dust which creates a shimmering, luminous effect on the skin. The parfum comes house in a leather-like jewel box padded with beautiful silver on a pink satin bed. The oval bottle is decorated in silver and pink shimmering with particles of diamond dust! Oh my god I think I just felt my heart palpitate!
I just ordered it on the site as I know if I head to the Soho store they probably won’t have it in stock or may never get it so might as well just order online. At $90 USD plus shipping it’s not exactly cheap but I’m rarely disappointed in any of their blends and I consider them my signature perfume so I’m not minding the price in the least.
I’m thinking of doing a round up review shortly and will of course review this when it arrives. It has diamonds after all…the Muse is all about the diamond dust!
Loving you Agent Provocateur! XoXo!
Hello, my name is the Muse and I’m addicted to lip balms. Whoa I’m kinda proud of myself for admitting I have a problem!
No but seriously I really do have some sort of problem when it comes to tasty treats for my lips in the Winter. I could really care less in the Summer as my lips aren’t nearly as dry so I don’t bother much but Winter hits and the addiction for lip balm sets in!
When I seen a cute quad of lip butter on QVC I had a hard time not putting them in my cart and purchasing away!
Read on about kawaii lip balms!
The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Butter Set (Item Number A88350) contains four tasty little balms all tucked into a keepsake aluminum tin…ok, ok…I admit that the tin kinda sorta did me in and I was totally feeling the need to own a tin full of lip butters. It was lip butter storage at it’s best…ahhhh kawaiiiiiiiiiii!
The kit is $29 USD and contains four lip butters in peach, strawberry, pomegranate, and cranberry. Hmmm tiny bit pricey but did I mention it includes a tin to store the lip butters in? Key selling point people…kinda…sorta.
Ok, maybe I’m all alone in my diseased nature but take a look at pictures and try to tell me these aren’t cute as all heck!
I was good, I didn’t order them but you can’t keep me from drooling! What? Am I the only one developing a serious case of the lems for this cute set?
Dontcha just wish you had an eraser to wipe away fine lines, problem skin, and anything else that bugs you about your face? Wouldn’t that be the ideal product? A little swipe of my handy eraser and all my woes and troubles would be gone!
Well..I don’t really have an eraser to do ALL of that but the next best thing would be nabbing yourself Tarte The Eraser Concealer and calling it a day!
We’ve been on this adventure before haven’t we? Ahhh the concealer journey truly it’s grown to epic proportions and the Muse loves to gather concealers near and far and put them to the test to see how brave they are at concealing my under eye woes! Tarte happens to be pass all my tests and gets a rather high score in the concealer department.
The Muse freaking loves click pen concealers and this happens to be packaged in a chubby little click pen which in my opinion makes a great travel companion, easily stores away, and just makes application a breeze. Although the product is not new it has released several new shades for the Spring Collection release so at the moment you can get this in up to 10 shades which is truly fantastic. In particular they introduced porcelain which I was quite excited about as I had swatched Fair (the lightest shade available at the time) last season and it was a bit too dark for me but Porcelain is perfect!
The formula is a creamy moisturizing silicon and water based formula that keeps skin hydrated while wearing long without creasing or caking. It also happens to be extremely “green” friendly for those who are conscious what goes into their cosmetics.
You’ll be happy to know the formula contains none of the following:
It does contain all of the following good for you ingredients:
- Safflower Seed (known for it’s moisturizing benefits)
- Arnica Flower Extract (known to reduce the appearance of dark circles)
- Cucumber Extract (Vitamins A and C)
- Olive Oil (retains moisture in the skin)
My eyes seemed to like the formula very much and that’s saying alot considering that my eyes are super dry which causes creasing and caking drama. The formula is richly pigmented and fantastic for covering up puffy eyes, dark circles, and other woes and problems. It did a great job of waking up my tired eyes just as a good concealer should. The coverage is buildable so one click will do both eyes perfectly well and maybe a second one if you’re really wanting to cover heavy duty problems.
If you’re not feeling the need to shell out $40 USD for our beloved Dior Booster Pen or YSL Radiant Touch
I think that at $19 USD this makes a pretty great substitute. I don’t think the formula is as creamy as the Dior pen but it’s definitely in a class of greatness of it’s own!
Who needs it?
- Anyone who likes click pen concealers for in a flash touch ups!
- Anyone who needs a creamy, moisturizing concealer that’s pigmented enough to conceal puffy eyes, fine lines, and dark circles
- Those who desire paraben free and good for you ingredients in their cosmetics!
All in all I think Tarte Eraser Concealer is quite a good concealer and does exactly what it promises. The price is right, it conceals and wears long plus it’s easy to tote around with you!
The Muse likey!
Anyone tried Tarte the Eraser?
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