Posts From January 2009

MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers Pink Shimmer Highlighter Review, Swatches, and FOTD

The Muse thinks it’s ok to cheap it up sometimes. Hey, we’re living in hard times here! Cheap is obviously where it’s at!

When Superdrug had a sale on MeMeMe cosmetics the Muse decided to haul it for all it was worth and take advantage of the buy two get one free deal! I’m all about cheap and English makeup!

I recently reviewed MeMeMe Pussycat Cheek and Lip Stain for you and today I’m bringing you a review of MeMeMe Shimmy Simmers Pink Shimmer Highlighter.


Excited? Read on for more excitement….

If you have a certain love (or an addiction) for Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks but don’t enjoy the price you can cheap it up with MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers. Virtually the same product but just heaps cheaper! We like that don’t we?



MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers are a dual product for this Muse as it can easily work as both a blusher and a highlighter. It’s nicely pigmented to create a soft flush to cheeks while adding a hint of frosty shimmer to highlight the face. The palette is made up of five color variations most of which are deeper shades of rose and pink. Together the shades create a soft pink flush that’s quite natural and pretty.




The powder comes housed in a cute pink flip top cardboard box with a full size mirror inside. I like the packaging as it’s thin and compact which makes for easy travel and most important, easy storage. The formula is pretty silky and nice although it’s name “shimmer” is misleading as I think it gives a bit of a frosty finish. I actually feel that Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks have a frosty finish as well so the entire shimmer aspect seems somewhat pointless.



I think I love this so much because it works well as a blush and a highlighter which I can’t say for many Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. This particular color combination is quite like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Peony which has long since been gone so if you’ve been lemming it you can replace it with MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers!

Wearing MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers as a blush and highlighter


All in all at 6.99 with a little bit tacked on for airmail charges I thought this was a rather nice little budget option! If you’re in England, lucky you, you can nab this at your local Superdrug! If you’re in the US head onto to your favorite forum and ask a nice Brit for a swap.

The Muse is all about approving this one for purchase!


Like it alot!

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Urban Decay Spring Collection 2009

The Muse hearts Urban Decay in a major way and boy is she excited about the Spring release….well hello have you heard they are releasing a Primer Potion in Sin? So Yummie!


Check out the deets on the complete line up for Urban Decay Spring 2009 after the jump!

Happy Drooling!

Man, can I tell you that Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy is my absolute staple shadow? And now a new lipstick in freaking Midnight Cowboy?

My heart just dropped into the bottom of my shoes.


For the lovers of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliners you can snatch up four new shades to add to your stash! The Muse has her eye on Graffiti and Flipside!

Get your glitter on with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liners in four new shades! Loves those!

Back…by popular demand maybe? Urban Decay is revisiting cream shadows with 12 new shades! These were introduced a while ago and axed from the line up! If you loved ‘em, here they are again and if you missed ‘em, time to snatch them up!


And finally, the cherry on this Muse’s cake, Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin! I so love to sin…don’t you? A shimmering potion that acts as a cream shadow or a base! This be true love for the Muse! Gots to have it!

So what do think of Urban Decay’s Spring line up?

What are you hauling?

What are you skipping?

What do you absolutely have to have?

Name it below! The Muse is all ears…and eyes….

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Steal It: on10 Lip Balms

I think the on10 Collection available at Sephora is simply darling so I’m a little upset at how drastically they cut their prices as this could be the beginning of the end. I sure hope I’m wrong.


The good news is you can grab some serious steals and deals at the moment from the line. The Muse is all about stocking up on some of these cute little tins of balm especially at these prices………

Virtually the entire catalog of on10 Lip Balm singles has been cut from the original price tag of $10 USD and is now down to $6.30 USD. I do think they were worth the original price but I kinda sorta feel like $6 bucks is a fairer deal for a tin of balm, maybe I’m cheaping it a bit here but I love the idea of $6 bucks when compared to $10!


I think the best part of on10 is the ridiculous variety. They have SOOOOOO many quirky little flavors and if you’re a big fan of balms this is sure to tickle your fancy. Plus I failed to mention the adorable vintage style design! Loves it!

At $6.30 USD the Muse says go Steal It! She’s going to!

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bareMinerals Pure Platinum

Last year Nordstrom offered the bareMinerals Pure Platinum Gift Set for the Holidays and the Muse was pretty delighted with the kit.


It’s long since been gone though and I’m sure that those who didn’t indulge may still be yearning for it.

Have no fear the Muse can show you how to get your very own bareMinerals Pure Platinum!

Get the deets how after the jump!

QVC has gotten the bareMinerals Pure Platinum Kit in stock for $59 USD (same price as last year w00t score!)!

Type in item number A81855 to snag yours!

The kit includes:

  • Bare Escentuals Blush in Posh Blush
  • Bare Escentuals Gossamer Body Powder in Platinum
  • Bare Escentuals Glimmer Eyeshadow in Silvery Hue
  • Bare Escentuals Eyeshadow in Periwinkle
  • Bare Escentuals Natural Lip Color in Ripe Fig
  • Bare Escentuals Double-Ended Mascara with Classic Black Mascara and Platinum Luminous Lashes
  • Bare Escentuals Flawss Face Brush
  • Bare Escentuals Tapered Shadow BrushBare Escentuals Crease Defining Brush

The kit is well worth picking up since it’s one of the older kits which includes full sizes of virtually almost everything in it where as nowadays Bare Escentuals has decreased the size of products drastically in new set releases. It also includes quite a variety of items where as, again, BE has chosen to scale down not only the size of products in it’s newer kits but also the quantity of items.

This is a rare gem well worth picking up especially if you missed it last year!

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Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Lipstick


The Bourjois Paris Nederlands portal has been updated with a brand new lipstick entitled Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Lipstick.

Now this is something to get excited about. I generally love Bourjois Paris lipsticks and I was quite excited to see them release a moisturizing lipstick. From the photo it looks rather interesting!


The site claims it contains all sorts of oils to leave lips with a moisturized, pigmented pout and also has a new click, slide up packaging design. Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Lipstick is available now in the Netherlands and should follow along with updates to the other portals. Whether we’ll see it in the US remains to be seen however a majority of the newest releases from Bourjois can purchased from Ulta since Sephora no longer carries the line.

As soon as I can get my hands on these I’ll definately be reviewing for you!

What do you think?

Fan of a lightweight, pigmented, moisturizing lipstick?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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