Posts From April 2009

Beauty Reflections: A Round Up Of Bath and Shower Goodness!

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The Muse rounded up some great past Bath and Shower posts special for you! Jump ahead to splish splash through some past posts.

Me! Bath Ice Cream keeps turns your bath into something sweet!

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Me! Bath Ice Cream Review

Philosophy Red Licorice Shower Gel is a Muse favorite!

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Philosophy Red Licorice 3-in-1 Shower Gel Review

Tis Spring now but we can bring back a little bit of Winter with Frothy the Snowman!

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Lush Frothy the Snowman Review

A little bit of a gourmet in your bath is always in order!

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Delish Gourmet Bath Bakery Cupcake Review

Easter is this Sunday! Revisit Lush Easter Eggs from last year!

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Lush Easter Eggs Review

Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Shower Gel wasn’t doing it for me but it’s rather fun looking back on the review!

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Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Shower Gel Review

Cheap Lush? Or a bad copycat? Read about Basin and tell me what you think!

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Basin Review

Memories of Bath and Body Works Fall/Winter Collection 2007? The Muse has you covered!

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Bath and Body Works Fall/Winter Collection

Cool, crisp, sweet, tart, refreshing Pink Lemonade!

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Philosophy Pink Lemonade Review

Hope you have fun clicking through some of these past bath and shower posts.

Share your favorite bath goodies in my comment box!

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Sneak Peek: MAC Double Dazzle Review, Swatches, and Photos

Oh MAC how you please me to no end sometimes! Just when the Muse thinks her addiction is under control you throw incredible collections at her like your new Double Dazzle.

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Last year the Muse couldn’t get enough of MAC Dazzleglass and this year she’ll be doubling her pleasure with 18 shades! Oh my gods I’m going to be broke as smoke after this haul! The Muse is just happy that some of the shades are repromote that saves some money right?

Today I’ll be bringing you a little sneaky peek of MAC Double Dazzle in a few shades. The official release is April 30th but if we are lucky maybe it’ll make a special early appearance? One can hope!

From what I understand some shades are LE but some will remain permanent. Fabulous if you’re saving a bit of money at the moment and wish to indulge at a later date plus I think Dazzleglass deserves it’s all little special spot amongst the rest of our MAC favorites.

Shades being released are:

  • Sugarrimmed Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
  • Goldyrocks Sheer soft yellow with pink and gold pearl
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl
  • Smile Light coral with pink and gold pearl
  • Steppin’ Out Clean yellow pink with red pearl
  • Utterly Posh Mid-tone orange with pink and gold pearl
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl
  • Date Night Deep plum with blue and gold pearl
  • Funtablulous Purple with violet pearl
  • Extra Amps Sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
  • Like Venus Clean light bubble gum pink with red pearl
  • Stop! Look! Sheer violet mauve with blue and pink pearl
  • Money Honey Mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl
  • Rags to Riches Plummy pink with teal and red pearl
  • Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearl
  • Bare Necessity Caramel apricot with red and gold pearl
  • Girl’s Delight Sheer mid-tone tan with gold pearl
  • Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown

You’ll notice some repromotes above which is great if you missed them the first time around!

I tried out Utterly Posh, Moth to Flame, and Stop! Look! all of which were as fantastic in formula as the previous release although for some reason they looked like they had a whole heck of alot more dazzle but that could be my imagination.

I took some quickie pictures this morning of myself wearing Utterly Posh and Moth to Flame, I’ll try to get an FOTD posted soon with Stop! Look!

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Utterly Posh is my new best friend as it’s a lovely little peach shade that’s ideal for Summer! Stop! Look! is a violet mauve with enough pink to make it perfectly wearable. And finally Moth to Flame is a very natural sheer beige that more sparkle than color but regardless still lovely! I actually applied a bit of Moth to Flame and some Utterly Posh on top for double the dazzle w00t!

I took some quickie pictures this morning of myself wearing Utterly Posh and Moth to Flame, I’ll try to get an FOTD posted soon with Stop! Look!

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By now you’ve probably realized I’m totally Muse Approving these for purchase! I loved ‘em last time and I’m loving ‘em this time. MAC Double Dazzle is a welcome collection for this Muse and I’m excited to see them return full force!

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Get more DazzleGlass by peeping at last year’s full on review!

Likey so very much!

How about you?

Dazzleglass fan?

Hauling Double Dazzle?

Tell the Muse!

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Estee Lauder Pleasures Jasmine Violet Splash Review

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If you’re a big fan of the Estee Lauder Pleasure line you’ll be excited to learn that this Spring they have released three brand new variations of the line in a brand new formula!

Estee Lauder Pleasures Splash is available in three new scents with a brand new lighter formula to wear all over your body for a refreshing burst of pretty scent, perfect for Spring wear! The sheer, refreshing splashes are available in three unique blends for $52 USD each in 8.2oz size (whoa big!). The size of the bottle is impressing as heck as I recently tried out Jasmine Violet and was shocked at the huge size! What was also particularly a surprise was how well the scent lasted and lingered for a body splash. I wore mine most of this week from morning till evening without touch up in between and it lasted all day with a pleasant, soft floral throw.

Estee Lauder Pleasures Jasmine Violet Splash is a soft floral that blends fresh violet with notes of jasmine. At first sniff I thought it smelled somewhat like orchid but after it settles you’ll be able to get a dominant note of violet with touches cool cucumber and a certain fresh greenness. Notes also include carnation and tuberose. I’m big on florals but genuinely liked this.

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It’s large size and nice linger have tempted me to head to the counter to try out the other scents available in the line which are Sandalwood Amber and Baie Rose Peony.

If you’re looking for a simple, refreshing, light scent for the Spring/Summer I highly suggest trying out the new Estee Lauder Pleasures Splash. Quite an interesting little collection for the warmer weather ahead especially if you’re a big lover of floral blends.

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Too Faced Hot Stuff Summer Collection 2009


Talkin’ ’bout some Hot Stuff baby! Too Faced Hot Stuff Summer Collection is up and available on the Too Faced (and at Sephora by the very way!) site and it’s look hawt! Jump ahead for the deets!

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I already discussed the new Too Faced Brightening Blush with you prior to this and I must say I’m quite excited about them! $19 USD each and available in three shades these blushes are tempting this Muse!

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Get a sexy sun-kissed glow on your lips with brand new Too Faced Lip Bronzer. Available in Snow Bunny, Sun Bunny, and Pink Leopard each dual shade tube is $17 USD each!

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A perfect good for you tan awaits you with brand new Too Faced Pure Bronze Loose Mineral Powder. $28.50 USD

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Too Flatbuki Brush for $12.50 USD, the Muse is speechless, I have no words. Likey!

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All in all I’d say this is turning out to look quite nice for Summer! The Muse is feeling the love for Too Faced Summer 2009.

Shop it now!

What do you think?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Flower by Kenzo Spring Fragrance


Flower by Kenzo is taken up a notch this Spring with a new limited edition fragrance!

Flower by Kenzo Spring Fragrance brings in the change of season with a burst of lively mandarin and ginger notes with a refreshing bright touch of lychee for a beautiful Spring scent.

With a chic, slim line, frosted bottle with a pretty poppy swaying in a cool Spring breeze this fragrance celebrates the return of life with a warmer season.

Normally the Flower line is a tiny bit too strong for this Muse but count me curious to a Spring LE as maybe it’s light and soft like the season!

Available from Kenzo now!

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