Posts From April 2009

Beauty Battle: Urban Decay Eyeshadow VS Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow

Pitting sister shadow against sister shadow is truly wicked! But the Muse can’t think up a better battle than facing off Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow against Urban Decay Eyeshadow!

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Let the battle begin!

I’ve always been a big fan of just about anything UD has put out, particularly it’s awesome line of incredible eyeshadows. Hello likey! As I was thinking up this week’s Beauty Battle I couldn’t help but think what a great fight it would be putting up two of Urban Decay’s greatest shadows and facing them off against each other!

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It’s going to be a close one kids so sit tight.

It deserves to be mentioned that both shadows have incredible pigmentation and a formula that blends like a dream. They are both really high end, quality shadows and some of my favorite shadows around.

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Weighting in at 0.05 oz with a price tag of $16 USD and over 25 shades to choose from, Urban Decay Eye Shadow sure does please. Matte shadows, sparkly finishes, and plenty of shimmer are all available from this line of shadow! It’s size, it’s price, and it’s incredible variety keeps Urban Decay Shadow on top of this game but what does Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow offer us?

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Merely $2 cheaper with a $18 USD price tag and a size of 0.09 oz these shadows creep up on us as a possible better value. The graffiti style package definitely trumps the old hubcap style of Urban Decay Eye Shadows as well. Getting a 3rd more product for $2 cheaper plus cute packaging could make these a winner but a mere 12 color selection could be it’s downfall!

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This is a tough one to call but I do so deem the original Urban Decay Eye Shadow the winner. Although it’s bigger size and great packaging really appeals, I must deem Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow the loser for it’s lack of color selection. The colors they do offer are amazing so I’d love it if they expanded on the line and introduced new shades!

Our Winner?

Urban Decay Eye Shadow all the way baby!

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How about you?

Which wins in your book?

UD Shadow or UD Deluxe?

Tell the Muse!

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Stash Spotlight: Lavshuca Palettes

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My stash of Lavshuca palettes has gotten considerably smaller over the years as they release more and more palette styles and colors that I am none too fond of. I believe the last time I indulged was last Summer. I’m hopeful this Summer we’ll have more of the same great palettes from Lavshuca rather than a rehash of terrible colors.

Until Summer the Muse hauled out some of her Lavshuca to do a Stash Spotlight on!

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As I said Lavshuca has failed to catch my fancy as of late. Lord knows it’s an epic fail lately. I am so terribly eager for news of the Summer Collection to reach my ears (hopefully good news and not disappointing news!).

I’ve been collecting Lavshuca for a few years now and I embraced the brand new packaging with glee however I do miss the certain princess feel the brand used to sport however I’m still loving the new slicker clothes.

Could be the sparkle, the smallness of the palettes, or just the fact that it’s Japanese but Lavshuca has a special place in my heart even when it’s busy putting out crummy shades!

Here’s a few pictures of my stash of palettes!

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Lavshuca lover yourself?

Longing for something better from Lavshuca?

Tell the Muse!

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Yay or Nay: Benefit Posietint

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For the longest time I thought that the earth revolved around Benetint! I think this was mostly due to the fact that I was such a n00b to makeup plus it was probably one of the first of it’s kind on the market as stains hadn’t quite reached the pinnacle they are now at in cosmetic land.

Recently, I fell hard for Benefit Posietint and it’s since taken up resident of revolving around the Muse’s planet.

Benefit Posietint is thee perfect shade of pink. Flushing cheeks with beautiful health this slick bottle of joy is sure to please anyone that wants a quick and simple look that’s both natural and pretty!

From first use I fell deeply in love with Posietint and haven’t looked back since. I’ve since proclaimed over and over again how superior it is over it’s sibling, Benetint.

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For me Benefit Posietint is a big Yay!

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How about you?

Yay or Nay for Benefit Posietint?

Tell the Muse!

See my rave on Benefit Posietint

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The Muse Takes On AOL Style List!

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Hey pretties!

Guess what? A few of my old reviews are making a special guest starring appearance on AOL Style List this week. I feel all special and stuff.

I hope you’ll click on over for a peek and maybe a comment?

Guest Beauty Blogger: Urban Decay Lip Gloss Review
Guest Beauty Blogger: Benefit Hello Flawless! Review

Yay!

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The Muse’s Makeup Stashed Into One Tiny Cabinet

Last week I told you that The Container Store is having 25% Off your entire in store or online purchase. It’s still ongoing if you’d like to indulge btw, up to April 13th w00t!

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I had a hard time deciding whether I wanted to indulge in a Bisley Media Cabinet or a Helmer Cabinet from Ikea. I finally decided to throw my hard earned cash on the Bisley since it’s incredibly sturdy, very tiny, and fantastic for stashing away my makeup!

Jump ahead for the deets and pictures of my Bisley stuffed full of goodness!

The Bisley Media Cabinet is meant for collectors, particularly collectors of stamps or baseball cards. I don’t think Bisley was thinking anyone would want to stash cosmetics in their fine cabinet but that’s exactly what I decided to do. The cabinet is costly and even after discount it was an obscene amount to pay but it organized about 40% of my makeup stash and made my life alot easier so that in fact makes it priceless.

The unit is super duper tiny! I’d say it reaches from my ankle to my upper thigh. I’m 5″1 so it’s not exactly a whole lot of leg we are talking about here (exact measurements: 11″ x 15″ x 23-1/4″ H).

I feel guilty but I ended up also purchasing some of the dividers that are sold separately from the unit. Each divider has different slots for storing small items into. They have various styles of these dividers to customize your cabinet. They are rather nice and make organization key but I’d much rather they include these with the purchase of the cabinet.

Anyway! Without further delay here’s some pictures of everything stored away nice and neat.

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I’d honestly love to indulge in another cabinet to organize the rest of my monster stash but I think it’s a bit too much of an indulgence. Now I did avoid the Helmer from Ikea since it comes with the drama of putting it together plus I don’t think it’s nearly as sturdy as the Bisley. But maybe I’ll just get the Helmer for my second round of storage as the Bisley was rather expensive.

How do you store your stash?

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