Posts From February 2009

Beauty Reflections: All About The Lips

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The Muse knows she’s not alone in thinking that their is something so very wonderful about lipgloss!

Go on now, you know you simply adore it.

Jump ahead to reflect on some reviews that’s are all about the lips!

The Muse thinks kawaii and gloss is a marriage most divine so of course she was all about Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss from Japan.

Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss Review

Christmas was extra special when the Muse discovered that diamonds and gloss could come together in a gorgeous piece of bling!

Isadora Diamond Gloss Ring Review

From Korea (and Etude House) with Love, the Muse was all about the newest Etude House plumping gloss!

Etude House Plumping Lip Tint Review

The gods graced the Muse (and makeup junkies everywhere) with the awesomeness of Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss this past Fall! Bless be!

Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss

Only the good die young so might as well sin with Lipstick Queen!

Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore LipGloss Review

Why choose when you can have a slew of variety? Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss set was all about choices!

Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift Set Review

Rule the recession with budget friendly gloss from Mark!

Mark Glossblossom Lipgloss Review

Part two of my Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review is upcoming so best get cracking and start reflecting on part one!

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review and Swatches

The Muse finally admits that every cosmetic purchase she makes from Japan isn’t always a great one!

Shiseido Maquillage Diamond Tear Gloss Review

The Muse couldn’t pull off MAC Binge Slimshine but she found an alternative that worked well!

NARS Lipgloss in Revolt Review

Armani and the Muse are BFF’s especially when she was loving all over lip wax a few months ago!

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review

It’s not always about gloss! How about Lip Stain too?

Pixi Lip Blush Review

Hope you enjoyed reflecting on lip products today!

Tell the Muse some of your fav lip products!

She’s listening!

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Wash

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I sincerely love Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Body Double Mists with a passion. They smell so scrumptious!

So of course I was completely excited to see that they extended the line recently and are now featuring Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush 3-in-1 Body Wash.

The new body wash comes in Candy, Juiced Berry, Coconut Craze, Honey Do, Slice of Heaven, and Appletini.

You can use these as a shower gel, bubble bath, or shampoo a la Philosophy 3-in-1′s! Awesome right? Plus they are priced at 3 for $25 USD so you won’t break the bank too much by indulging!

I seriously do NOT need another shower gel but lord knows I really want to haul some of these.

Anyone with me?

Tired ‘em already?

Loving them?

Tell the Muse!

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The Golden Compact Awards

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The Golden Compact Awards is the first every Beauty Awards by the beauty blog community. The awards showcase the best in beauty products that have debuted from January and December 2008 with winners in five separate categories: hair, skin care, body care, makeup and nails.

Finalists are selected by three wonderful beauty bloggers Jamie Allison from The Beauty of Life, Michelle Mismas from All Lacquered Up and Lilan Doug from The Daily Cookie.

Brands include MAC, YSL, Frederic Fekkai, OPI, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Benefit Cosmetics, Lipstick Queen, and many, many other favorites.

The blogger panel has spent a good deal of time testing and reviewing the products and will reveal their top picks soon! Readers can head over to The Golden Compact site to cast their vote for best products in each category! One random voter will be chosen to receive a prize packaged filled with the items from the finalists (all the more reason to vote! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!).

Visit www.goldencompactawards.com to cast your vote and join in the fun!

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Share with the Muse

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Hey guys!

I was curious….

What would you like to see more of? Less of? Something I haven’t covered that you want me too?

Do throw your ideas at me! I’m curious what you’re wanting to see at Musings or what you’d like to see more of!

Tell the Muse all about it!

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Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush Review

I can’t believe the overwhelming amount of e-mail I’ve gotten since doing my first Dianne Brill review. Everyone got super hyped and excited about the prospect of more reviews! Have no fear the Muse is here with a new Dianne Brill review just for you!

Today I’m reviewing Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush and the Muse happens to think it makes her glow!

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Jump ahead to read all about it!

Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush manages to multitask as a both a gorgeous blush and a highlighter all in one cute compact. Gotta love one product that performs two separate functions!

Freshwater Pearl Blush comes housed in a tiny silver compact which sports a lace design that quite reminds me of the long gone, most beloved Pout cosmetics collection. The blush is a tiny size and not a full size compact but the pigmentation more than makes up for it’s small size.

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It’s only available in five color options and for once I’m quite alright with the lack of variety. For some reason the Muse has taken a stance on simplifying things lately so I generally like the idea of not being presented with all the colors in the rainbow and some colors that I’ve never even heard of. Five color selections cover all the basic shades I might need so this indeed is a plus for me.

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The color I tried out was Rose Gold Pearl which truly lives up to it’s name as it has a strong base highlight of iridescent gold that pairs up beautifully with the rose pink. The blush works by flattering your cheeks with a color contour effect and a dual tone shimmer. The finished result is a softly highlighted blushing cheek. Rose Gold Pearl quite reminds me of NARS Orgasm but in a strong rose color. If you’ve used NARS Orgasm you’re probably familiar with the highlighted effect it gives to cheeks, Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush gives the same effect which casts a certain light and glow onto the face. The blush offers the ability to color your cheeks with a beautiful shade and highlight them with a touch of iridescent shimmer all in one simple swipe of your brush! The powder is silky smooth, blends well, and is nicely pigmented.

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All in all I thought the effects of the blush were quite beautiful. It left my face glowing and looking quite pretty and prepared for the Spring weather ahead. I’ll definitely indulge in further shades. Quite loving Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush!

Blushing in shades of gold and rose using Dianne Brill Freshwater Pearl Blush in Rose Gold Pearl

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Tried it?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!

Learn more about Dianne Brill Cosmetics by visiting www.diannebrill.com

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