Posts From June 2009

Beauty Abroad: L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection

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You all suck in the UK. Ok not really I absolutely adore Britain, all hail the Queen. The point is you guys always get the good stuff. Pout! ‘Bout to have a proper Muse tantrum after seeing the new L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection available exclusively at Boots UK.

Oh my gods wants!

Check it after this jump.

Bjooti posted about this today and I must say it intrigues me something fierce. I’m not a huge fan of L’Oreal but they have gone and outdone themselves with this collection. We got hi-def foundation, skin brightening primer, shimmery shadow, indeed this collection looks gorg!

Dear L’Oreal Paris,

Can we has Studio Secrets Professional Collection here in the states? If you bring it I will buy.

Also I’d love you forever too!

k, bye.

Talk soon.
the Muse

Check it:

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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How incredible do these look? You got one for anti-shine, one for anti-dullness, one for anti-redness, a solution for every skin type! £9.99 each and they look like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer but heaps cheaper! Want!

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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Available in 8 Shades for £15.99 (plenty of rosy under tones as well, score!)

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Ultra-Glossy Lip Lacquer

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Available in 11 shade selections with an ultra glossy finish supposedly. £7.99 Each.

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Lipstick

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Available in 23 shades for £8.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier Eye Shadows

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Slap me, I’m feeling excited about L’Oreal eyeshadow! Available in 16 shades for £5.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

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Available for £11.99

Well, that’s about it folks! Pretty nice right? I’m lemming a majority of it as everything looks super nice especially those primers. The price ranges aren’t too bad considering sterling is converting decently to USD at the moment although if available in the US it might be considerably lower priced with many coupon and sale options. I’m trying to sit on my hands and not jump on board asking people to haul me some as I’m wondering if Boots might go ahead and do a buy two get one sale soonish? But I know myself and I’ll jump to snag some way before that.

If you’re wanting it your options are to fly to the UK (not a terrible thing I’ll come with too!), have a friendly Brit buy some for you (check MUA, forums, etc…), or search evil-bay UK (on occasion deals do arise on the UK side of the evilness).

I must say this looks like an astoundingly good collection from L’Oreal and it’s a shame we probably won’t ever see in the US or if we do it’ll be sized down and revamped to be el suck.

What do you think?

UK’ers, anyone haulin’?

Tell it!

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Beauty News: Chantecaille Website Launches!

I’m ever so intimidated by the Chantecaille counter. Hold me I’m scared. Chantecaille reps scare the beegees outta me so I normally avoid the counter and order online if I’m self indulging myself in beautifully prestigious makeup. I don’t own a ton of Chantecaille but the few pieces I do have are safe guarded by two very large growling dogs but anyway onto the beauty news of the days!

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After a long, long, very long, pretty long, long, why did it take this long?, long time Chantecaille has gone live with it’s brand new website which includes an online shop with the entire Chantecaille collection!

Bless be! I think I heard an angel get it’s wings!

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Chantecaille has had a website for a long time but it was rarely updated and you couldn’t purchase anything from it. How pleasant that the site is now newly revamped with an online store for browsing and finding out more about the brand and making possible purchases. Truly this is a great day.

So so long intimidating MA’s and hello chantecaille.com!

Happy news for any fans?

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Also, free shipping from the site until August 12th if you’re wanting to dish our a few bucks on incredible cosmetics!

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Beauty News: Walmart Expands, Offers More Buying Options and Bigger Cosmetic Playground

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Walmart has recently expanded it’s cosmetic aisles to appeal to the junkies that explore the empire for a deal or two or three. The Muse herself has been known to hit up the Walmart cosmetic aisle for a steal and a deal on a rare occasion when her sister forces her to tag along on long expeditions to explore cheap warez and goods.

In further news Walmart intends to expand even further, the Deathstar got nothing on this empire! It’ll be a bigger, badder Walmart than you’ve ever known before!

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Walmart may have your money but they want to keep it to. In a bid to keep customers clamoring for more Walmart has plans to expand it’s line by dumping many brands and bringing in higher end merchandise. But..but…but that’s why I shop Target!

I dunno if this really applies to cosmetic goods but Walmart has already begun revamping many 3,600 of it’s store base to include many big name brands. One can hope this means you’ll see Dior on your next trip to Walmart but don’t be too surprised if you don’t k? In the Muse’s opinion they should spend a few billion dollars on the cosmetic aisles.

Count the Muse curious to see these changes during her next yearly visit to the empire.

Read the full article about Walmart’s changes here.

What do you think?

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The Muse’s 10 Must Have Beach Bag Essentials

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The weather isn’t quite right yet for the beach or the pool sigh. If you live in New York you’ll understand exactly what I mean as it’s not much of a Summer here in the Big Apple. However, this doesn’t stop me from thinkin’ up what I need for my beach bag or in my case pool bag as the Muse doesn’t do the beach to well (seaweed, sand, eek!).

So here’s a few items that are making a starring appearance inside my beach bag this Summer!

Everyone wants beach hair, everyone. Tousled, windblown locks that are soft, seductive, and sexy. Indeed, beach hair is where it’s at! A great item to toss in your beach bag for a full head of alluring hair would be Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist, smells just like tropics plus I just really dig on the name.

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When you’re at the beach or pool you want clean, natural makeup that wears well and wears long. Morgen Schick Cheek and Lip Stain is my go to for long wearing color on my cheeks which is waterproof and incredibly flattering for a sunkissed glow!


If you’re at the beach and you’ve SPF’ed yourself to death as is the Muse’s routine you probably won’t get much of a tan but you can flatter your pale white skin with hints of iridescent pink on face, eyes, and cheeks with a dollop of Eyeko Cream!

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Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers used to be my all time favorite lip treatment. Don’t overlook these little tubes of pigmented joy for a Summer lip look that’s natural and laced with SPF.

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Keep your hair conditioned and protected from the sun with Blossom Under Cover Conditioning Mist with SPF. Frizz be gone!

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Eyeko Face Off Wipes aren’t great for removing a full load of face makeup but they are nice for toting around in your purse and freshening up your face with. Each box contains 10 individually wrapped wipes!

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A little touch up of cooling mist for your face is always a pleasure when sitting out in the hot sun. Pack up some Evian Mist in the travel friendly can to mist your skin with to keep it fresh and dewy!

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I’m the first one to admit that Loccitane Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance tends to not linger very long however I find that in the Summer heat it manages to give off a very subtle, fresh lemony scent that I find rather ideal for beach or pool lazying!


Give your face a kiss of sun with Eyeko Face Tint! Amps up your Summer tan or gives your pale white skin a touch of Summer sun.

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Hope you enjoyed my picks for hauling in my beach bag this Summer!

What are some items you stash in your beach bag?

Tell the Muse!

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mark Mists Juicy Body Fragrance

Oooo I want the new mark Mists Juicy Body Fragrances! They look darling!

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Jump for the deets!

Juicy Peach, Luscious Mango, Tangerine Squeeze, and Very Watermelon sound absolutely heavenly in a body mist! I’m such a fan of fruity fragrances in the Summer and these sound just the thing.

The catch?

They are $10 bucks each and only 3.2 oz in size.

Mark what in the world are you thinking? You guys are known for fun, inexpensive beauty finds. Why such a high price tag guys!?

For this price I can go to Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works and get triple the size for less!

Loves ‘em but will skip on that price tag!

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