Posts From March 2009

Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush Review

Wanna meet the new love of my life?

Meet Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush an absolutely essential item for Summer.

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Combining equal parts blush with a beautiful bronzer and you’ll end up with the perfect shade of gorgeous! Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is the ideal product for people like myself who really don’t like bronzers. The powder combines the richness of bronzer but with just the right touches of peach to create a warm shade of blush that’s bound to flatter any skin tone.

The blush is housed in the new standard Dior compact which they have currently embraced for a majority of the line. This isn’t the traditional blue shade though, it’s a deep brown shade. Quite pretty and practical so you’re not worried about scratching up the palette or not wanting to use it because it’s too gorgeous.

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Inside you’ll find a beautiful quilted design on the powder. The design has the Dior logo which isn’t easy rubbed off after a few times using the powder, that’s always a plus as I adore designs on my palettes. The design has equals parts blush versus bronzer so you can use the shades separate or together. I prefer using the shades together as it creates the perfect glow on my cheeks but if you prefer you can use the shades separate. The bronzer can be used to give cheeks a glow or to contour your face where as the blush part can be used to cast a peachy glow on your cheeks. The powder does have a fine shimmer overlay but it quickly rubs away after first use so you’re left with a silky satin finish.

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I’m happy to report that the Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is available in two shades, both of which are available in the US. Traditionally, Dior releases items in two shades but the US only ever gets the one color selection. I was pleased that this time around both shades are available within the US.

So far I’ve only tried Coral Riviera but I’ll be purchasing the second shade Rose Brazilia shortly as I was deeply impressed with how well Coral Riviera performs. I think the bronzer is the ideal solution for anyone afraid of bronzers or who doesn’t like using a bronzer as it gives a perfect glow to face and cheeks. I think it also prevents those with a heavier hand, like myself, from using too much product. As I find if I use a bronzer powder and follow up with a blush I overdo the amount I’m using. When I use the Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush I get the perfect ratio of blush and bronzer. The powder will work for just about any skin tone but I think it’s particularly a great addition to a fair or medium skin tone as it’s a good color combo that doesn’t appear too orange, too muddy, or too brown on a lighter skin tone. After I used the blush I thought it made me look like I used NARS Orgasm on my cheeks but with more pop and just the right amount of a sunny peachy glow. Loves it!

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Who would love this?

  • Anyone who hates bronzers!
  • Anyone with a lighter skin tone that has always wanted to use a bronzer but was scared to!
  • Those who want a sunny, peachy glow on their cheeks!
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to use a bronzer and a blush but prefers one product that can perform both functions in one swipe of your brush.

Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is my ideal Summer bronzer and I absolutely love it. I look forward to trying the other shade in the collection shortly and bringing you a review of it. I can’t recommend this enough and give it my highest Muse Approval for purchase.

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Overall, the blush is simplicity at it’s best and makes using bronzer a snap! I love the overall look of the product on my cheeks and feel like it’s a perfect addition to your Summer makeup wardrobe.

Likey!

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Bobbi Brown Custom Palette

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Bobbi Brown wants to make it easy for you to carry everything and possibly the kitchen sink too with it’s new custom palette options!

Bobbi Brown Custom Palettes are now bigger and badder than every so you can fill them with shadows, blushes, glosses, even a brand new lip quad and foundation stick compact!

Go on now, carry it all with you!

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Brand new options await you with the new custom palettes! Two new shimmer blushes, three new lip quads, and a foundation stick compact as well gets you a complete face in one customized palette. Buy a six pan compact for $10 USD and fill it up with everything you’ll need to look gorgeous!

Carrying around four shades of gloss or lip color is easy with brand new Bobbi Brown Lip Quads. Available in three selections for $20 USD each of these quads contain either four glosses or four lip colors!

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Carry your foundation along with you by popping in one of the brand new Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick palettes! Available in range of 20 shades, you’re bound to find the perfect shade for you. $22 USD each.

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Creating any number of custom options to simplify your life is easy with these palettes. Travel friendly makes them the perfect solution for toting just the right makeup along with you!

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Start customizing now by visiting www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

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Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel Review: Cheap Wake Up Before You Go-Go Shower Gel!

Man, I seriously need to wake up today. A sleepy Muse is not a pretty Muse! I dunno why I’m feeling so drained but I do so feel the need for a nap!

To get my day started I broke out my Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel aka Beauty on a Budget Wake Up Before You Go-Go Shower Gel!


Nothing like Zoolander and Wham to get a girl awake in the morning!

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Like Lollia Shampoos, Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel comes in a cute little toothpaste style tube! Simply squeeze for a bit of wake you me up shower gel! The gel smells like a really nice blend of honey and sparkling citrus! Truly a great morning time shower gel!

The formula of the shower gel is a jelly so it’s rather soft and soothing on your skin. Fresh botanical extracts cleanse skin and honey-rich emollients and Bee Balm with Butters of Mango and Avocado deliver soothing nutrients to the skin. The gel is the perfect size for travel plus it’s a nicely priced $8.50 USD so it won’t kill your beauty budget! It’s also available in the Mint Julep scent which is another great scent for a morning wake up cool!

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I adore these cute little shower gels! They make a great little addition to my shower or my guest rooms for visitors plus they are travel friendly when I only need a little something to stash away in my luggage. The scent wakes me up in the morning too which is an added bonus!

If you need a little wake me up before you go-go check out Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel!

Visit Lollia Life and learn more about their great line of products!

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Pieces of Life: the Cheap Edition

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Two bucks for a satchel? 4 for a box? Word.

Dudes, sit tight and listen to my tale of cheap!

Ok, last night I was wandering around Sephora and loaded my cart up with stuff I didn’t really need. As I was getting ready to check out I clicked up on my samples and proceeded to select the gift box option. I always get the box as I use the awesome Sephora gift boxes for storing bits and bobs. They are such sturdy boxes, they make a great organizer for little pieces of makeup and other items.

After selecting all my options and punching in my debit card number I was about to hit submit when I realized my total was a tiny bit off. Hmmm wonder why?

Turns out that gift boxes and satchels are no longer free at Sephora. For serious. Now it’s $4 USD for a gift box and a satchel is $2 USD. Ummm so not cool. Ew. I was being totally cheap so I removed the box option and was about to go for the satchel when I realized that they were charging for that too! Damn. Oh well I suppose I can understand charging for the box but the satchel was a bit on the ridiculous side.

To add insult to injury I had added the new Korres pack they have for free with your Beauty Rewards. I was quite chuffed about this and was looking forward to getting it. I had over $76 USD in my cart which more than qualifies for free shipping on the items I had purchased. When I added it into my cart they were charging me $5.95 USD to ship all my items but if I remove it shipping was free. What the frack? No likey paying shipping for something that’s free.

Anyway, this was my rant of the day about Sephora. I’m not loving all these changes but I suppose they are necessary in this economy but that doesn’t mean I have to like ‘em!

Grrr!

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme and Eye Pencils

Everyone is jumping on board the cream shadow bandwagon! Gotta loves it. I’m particularly in lust with the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme release as I’m liking the colors!

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme and Eye Pencils come in brilliant, creamy color that lasts all day! The way Estee Lauder is pimping these shadows it appears they will last all day without budging for extreme long wear, likey! Brilliant, stay true color for 15 hours according the promo, whoa, hello long wearing shadow please to meet you! The formula guarantees it won’t fade or streak in heat and humidity thanks to a special blend of film formers which optimize the shadows long wear properties!

The shadowcreme’s will be released in 10 shades for $17.50 USD each. Shades include Pink Blush, Vintage Violet, Antique Gold, Ivory Lace, Precious Jade, Golden Apricot, Silver Leaf, Blue Velvet, Sea Mist, and Lilac Petals.

Match eye pencils are available in seven shades for $19 USD each. Shades include Black, Richest Coffee, Forest, Midnight Blue, Black Plum, Graphite, and Bronze.

I have my eye on the creme shadows in Antique Gold Golden Apricot, and Pink Blush as they look quite nice for Summer wear.

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