You know you’re a makeup junkie when you get terribly excited about mascara that comes in a tin tube! Doesn’t that just get your blood pumping? Or maybe that’s only my insanity but I’d like to think I’m not the only one around that runs around in circles when she sees interesting packaging concepts (if you don’t get excited just lie and say you do to make me feel better about it!).
blinc Mascara comes in this rather cute little tin with a screw top! Rather cute packaging for a mascara. Of course this isn’t the actual mascara it’s just the outer packaging doh!
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blinc Mascara is probably the first “tube” mascara I ever used and if I think about it’s possibly the first of it’s kind on the market prior the the “tube” craze that hit the mascara market by storm earlier this year.
blinc Mascara gives both volume, length, and a natural look that lasts all day. As with most tube mascara it wraps each lash in a gentle formula that’s waterproof but manages to wash away simply with warm water and a bit of cleanser. It doesn’t fade, it doesn’t fake or cake or flake, and most importantly it doesn’t give you the look of a raccoon.
Pretty much anyone can use blinc mascara as it’s non irritating formula is gentle even for those with sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers.
The overall effect of the mascara isn’t very dramatic but it does perform decently and creates a nice, soft longer lash look, it’s a very natural look. Anyone who likes tube mascara would definitely enjoy this one.
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Who might like it?
Anyone who likes tube mascaras!
Those who want their mascara to remain on all day but come off easily at the end of a long day.
Anyone who likes fuller lashes with a more natural, softer look.
Ahhh the good Lady Macbeth said it best when she uttered the words, “Out, damn’d spot! out, I say!” Haunted and obsessed by Duncan’s blood all the good lady wanted was the damn spot to be gone (even if it wasn’t really there at all)!
Flash forward, present day and still the words of out damn spot may fall from your lips on occasion when you see a spot or two rise up on your face! And of course we even get as obsessed as Lady Macbeth with those damn spots.
Never fear, Lush is here to save you from spots and make your face clear and happy again without the guilt of Duncan’s blood on your hands too! Phew, thanks Lush the Muse was worried for a second there.
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The Muse likes to think if Lady Macbeth was of sound body and mind she would appreciate the benefits of a good spot treatment like Lush Grease Lightning! Or perhaps John Travolta might make better use…..
Hmmm one does wonder about these things!
Whatever the case may be we can be sure that we’ll make plenty use out of Lush Grease Lightning. Brand new to the Lush skincare collection is this super spot zapping face gel! Made with aloe and witch hazel and plenty of other good for you ingredients this gel dries invisible and zaps those spots clear away!
Hmmm a natural spot remover? I can get on board with that. On occasion the Muse has been known to break out here and there so a spot treatment would be handy especially one made my Lush!
You ever have those very favorite products that seem so amazing, so great, so incredible that you feel like you couldn’t possibly live without them? Indeed, the Muse knows that feeling well!
Jump ahead for a few Beauty Items that I can’t live without.
Shills BB 6 in 1 BB Cream (review coming sometime soon) is something I can’t possibly live without. It’s one of thee best BB creams I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing! So much so that I’ve forsaken most every other BB Cream in my collection for it. This is love people.
I find that lately I can’t live without the very beautiful Ella Dean’s Beautiful Twist Lip Balm in Winter’s Cherry Snow Slushie Kisses. Who doesn’t like slushies? Especially cherry ones! Yum!
Although it’s sticky and tacky and ooey and gooey I probably couldn’t live without Lipstick Queen Shine Gloss. It gives my lips such incredible slippery shine plus it makes them look twice the size! Loves it!
The day NARS Super Orgasm entered my life I think the angel’s sung! What an incredible blush. Needs no commentary from me about it’s awesomeness.
I can’t live without Urban Decay Primer Potion and I don’t want to think about it not being in my life. ’nuff said.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot entered into my collection quite by chance when I happened upon it at my local CCO. Ever after it’s been my staple blush and favorite shade!
Oh Bobbi your name is on my lips today! Let’s not forget how I went from feeling unsure about the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer palette and quickly having it become a staple product for me. I NEED this in my life.
Shu you know how to treat my lashes right. The cadillac of lash curlers would be my trust Shu Uemura Lash Curler, we be best buds.
Although it’s meant for aging skin I absolutely love Lancome Absolue Makeup. Flawless perfection comes to mind after use!
The Muse is fond of telling you that this isn’t your mama’s Avon anymore! Avon has made steps to creating an incredible product line as of late that continues to impress this Muse with each release.
You can be sure that the Muse was quite happy to hear that Avon Cosmetics was getting a makeover! It’s quite exciting that the line is revamping it’s packaging to be more appealing to fans and newer customers alike.
Check it out below!
With the help of Jillian Dempsey Avon Cosmetics is undergoing a dramatic transformation. From nail varnish to lipsticks and powder and shadows, the entire Avon line is getting a new pair of clothes! Not only has the packaging changed but many items are sporting a brand new, improved formula. The new packaging is available as of April so be on the look out for it when purchasing your Avon bits and bobs!
The Muse for one is quite excited about the new packaging and looks forward to seeing it in person.
The Body Shop Hot Brights Summer Collection is available online kids! If you’re wanting a fun, slightly funky look for your Summer look do check it.
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The Body Shop Summer Collection looks interesting enough this year. The packaging is always interesting with The Body Shop and they didn’t fail at making a fun packaging for it’s Hot Brights Collection. The palettes have sweet flower motif emblems on the covers, quite nice. The collection doesn’t have a whole lot of wow inspiring colors but I see a few odd pieces that I can get on board with! The collection is sectioned into two groups, one being the color cosmetics and the other being the sun/tanning/bronzing collection. This is normally how The Body Shop does their collection every year so you have two available options of either color or a more tropical, Summery look using their bronze items. Have a look below for more details!
Check out some of the color collection release from The Body Shop for Summer ’09!
The Body Shop Hot Brights Blush available in two shades selections. This blush is a duo which includes a lighter and darker blush for contouring, highlighting, or mixing together for a pinch of color!
The Body Shop Hot Brights Eye Color available in two shades is a duo shadow with a lighter and darker shadow for a contrasting eye look or use separately for two different looks!
The Body Shop Hot Brights EyeLiner is a duo pencil available in two shade choices. This duo liner pairs up with the Hot Brights Shadows for a dramatic, fun Summer eye look.
The Body Shop Hot Brights Lip Shine/Cheek Stain is also dual sided (I see a theme developing here) and available in two shades. Contains a gloss on one end and a cheek stain on the other.
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes 16 is the newest shimmer cube palette with array of sunkissed colors for a sparkling Summer look!
If it’s sun you see check out a few of the offerings for the sun goddess in you from The Body Shop!
The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Bronzing Powder is a loose shimmering bronzer to create a sparkling sunny look!
The Body Shop Body and Leg Shine is a old favorite that gets introduced year after year. Slick this on your legs or body for a touch of the sun! The Muse imagines if you’re daring you can get away with a slick on your cheeks for a hint of color
The Body Shop Kabuki Bronzing Brush should get you all covered with Summer from head to toe!
Ok, peeps…it’s going to get hot soon and humid. I’m deciding if that’s a yuk or a yay…hmm!
Anyway as it becomes warmer you may find that your make up begins to melt off your very face (it happens sadly!), particularly your shadow…oh noes! Why, jebus, why!? Was that dramatic? The Muse loves drama.
But yes indeed your shadow may fade, crease, etc….or you may be prone to oily eye lids…my god how do people with oily lids cope? My big sis has oily lids and it’s a nightmare. I don’t have this problem but I can sooooo understand how crummy it must be!
No worries…perfect solution for mattifying those eyes, getting your shadows to last all day, and other general problems are solved after the jump!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Matte to save the day! This versatile, multitasking cream to powder pencil can be used to highlight, mattify, prime, prep, and conceal all while looking really pretty in a sweet peachy pink color and an easy to use pencil. Loves it!
The pencil is a nude peachy pink shade that wakes up tired eyes, refreshes the eye area and creates a good base for shadows. If you have oily lids you’re definitely going to want to give this a whirl as the formula has an incredible matte finish that’s sure to keep lids from being an oily mess. The pencil can multitask as a highlighter for your brow area, a quick touch up for brightening up under your eyes (be gone tired eyes), or as a base for your shadows which not only mattifies but also intensifies colors. Or if you’re feeling minimal just use it as a quickie touch up to give eyes a refreshed, natural look.
The Muse recs it for those warm, hot days ahead when you need an extra little something to keep your shadow in place or evil oily lids at bay!