Posts From March 2009

Bourjois Paris Mineral Radiance

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The Muse already has her UK patrol looking out for Bourjois Paris Mineral Radiance.

Brand new from Bourjois Paris Mineral Radiance is a hot pressed formula that lightweight and silky with a matte, flawless finish. The powder is enriched with Vitamin E for healthy skin coverage. The powder also contains radiance boosting quartz and purified minerals for a luminous finish. The powder is available in five shades.

That’s a mouthful.

The Muse thinks it looks kinda boring and just like Bourjois Paris Pastel Teint Essential Pressed Powder, shrug! But that doesn’t sway me from wanting it as I think I need to experience “radiance boosting quartz”, that stuff sounds important and stuff!

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Honestly, I have a funny feeling this may be an interesting, glorified shimmering powder but we must wait patiently until it’s located across the pond so I can bring it all the way back here and review for you!

For now just gag over the few pics I squirreled up! Love me much?

Babble Bourjois in the comment box!

I’m listening!

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Avon Spectra Lash Mascara Review

Last week the Muse was busy dialing Jenny’s number but she can stop all that now and dial the new Avon Spectra Lash Mascara up for a good time! It’s probably easier as Jenny hasn’t been answering since 1983, the Muse suspects she isn’t as hot as she once was.

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You know you so want technology like this! Mascara with a built in dial that dials up to three to intensify your mascara experience. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are so cranky they didn’t come up with this incredible concept before Avon!

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Supposedly Avon Spectra Lash dials up 8x fuller lashes with just three clicks, the Muse thinks it’s easier than dialing 867-5309, I’m kinda lazy, three numbers is easier than seven. The question remains does it work.

Ummm actually yes kinda it does! It’s a bit gimmicky yes but that doesn’t take away from the fact that’s it’s a decent mascara with a great price tag. Hello $6 USD mascara it’s good to meet you, let’s be BFF in this scary economy, I’ll even let you hold my hand!

So the gimmick would be the dial but technically speaking since the dial does sorta work maybe it’s not a gimmick. Dialing 1 will get you full lashes, dialing two gives you fuller lashes, and dialing three gets you oh my god fullest lashes. I’ve no idea the technical side of this innovative, crazy cool dial but I suspect by twisting the dial you’re compressing the tube somehow and it gets you more or less mascara on your brush which in turn creates the fuller or less fuller look to lashes. In simple terms the mascara simply adds more or less mascara to the brush to create fuller lashes.

The overall formula is quite good with a nice inky formula. It’s waterproof and has nice long wear. It doesn’t keep curl particularly well but it does a great job of creating fuller, longer, thicker lashes when dialed up to three. I prefer the mascara stay dialed to three for the best results as 1 and 2 give my lashes a rather whimpy look but dialed to three they look nice and plump. However, you do have to be careful as this setting puts quite an excess of product on the brush which could cause clumping when applied. Be sure to curl prior to use and brush on slowly at first to avoid a clumpy look. I took three photos so you can see the difference each time I used the mascara with a different dial. I also took photos of the brush dialed on different settings.

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All in all I think for the price Avon Spectra Lash Mascara performs quite well. Available in four shades for a $6 USD price tag makes it a nice Beauty on a Budget purchase. It’s worth checking out for the price as it performs quite well plus you get the novelty of whipping it out of your purse and showing your friends how you can dial your mascara….whoa…the coolness is just too much for this Muse!

Tried Avon Spectra Lash?

Loving it?

Wanting to try it?

Tell the Muse!

Learn more about Avon Spectra Lash Mascara by visiting www.avon.com

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E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins

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I’m not particularly excited about E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins, I just wanted an excuse to play this song.


Ok, maybe I am kinda sorta digging the fact that E.L.F has these cute little lip tins filled with candy flavored lip balm but I won’t approve of the $2 USD price tag! What the hell happened to dollar makeup? It’s not fair to charge inflated prices E.L.F! For shame!

Available in Coconut, Frosting, Mocha, Melon, Candy, Berry, and Cherry there’s a little something sweet for everyone.

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Take a trip to E.L.F’s Candy Shop and snag a deal by purchasing one Candy Shop Tin and getting one at 50% off using promo code EGSPRAP. At least that’ll get you one for a dollar so you’ll feel better about the price.

Sweetness awaits you (or cheapness depending on how you look at it)!

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Stila Summer Collection 2009: Stila Bronze Collection

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Stila coming at us this Summer with a slew of new items that are sure to please the sun lovers!

Jump ahead to read the details!

I’ve already introduced you to the Stila Indian Summer Collection (the lipglosses from this collection are stunning! Can’t wait to review for you guys!) for Summer 2009 and I’ve reviewed Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain as well. Today, I’ll introduce you to a few of the point items released with Stila Summer that will give you glowing bronze skin this season!

I’m quite excited about the Stila Bronze Collection even thought I’m not a fan of bronzers. The promise of a shimmering 24 Karat Gold finish makes me think of my great love of Urban Decay Half Baked Bronzer so I’m quite curious to try this line up. Sparkling gold and bronzer=likey very much!

Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer is infused with 24 Karat Gold for shimmering bronzed skin this season. Provides an SPF 15 for a beaming, flawless face. $32 USD

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Stila Loose Mineral Bronzing Powder with 24 Karat Gold is a natural origin finishing powder to create warm skin with a simple dusting of powder! $34 USD

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Also available is the old pressed bronzer powder. This is a new style palette but same great formula as the last release.

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Even a Muse can be tempted by this selection of goodies…hey it promises 24 Karat Gold…I can dig that!

Loves it?

Want it?

Tell the Muse!

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Steals and Deals: Demeter Fragrance $6 USD

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Sweet deals are afoot from Demeter! Jump ahead for the steal!

Victoria’s Secret has the Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Collection on sale for $5.99 USD each. They only have three of the five scents released with the collection but hey still a rather nice deal at the price.

I actually have the entire collection of Jelly Belly fragrances and they are some of Demeter’s best as they are nice and strong and a have a good throw.

If you purchase over $10 USD you can use code FA810465 to get $10 off your total order. If you break it down with shipping you can get all three scents for about $14 USD.

Sweet!

Go ahead and indulge by clicking below.

Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Sugar and Spice


Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Blueberry Muffin


Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae

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