Posts From July 2009

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor Event Featuring Chicago

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Be a part of center stage with Mabyelline New York and the cast of Broadway’s Chicago for a sensational event Thursday, July 30th!

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Professional makeup artists will be on hand to help women identify their perfect lip shades and offer on the spot mini lipcolor makeovers using Maybelline Color Sensational LipColor Lipstick at Rite-Aid in Grand Central between 8am-10am, 12pm-2pm, and 3-7pm also right outside of Grand Central from 3pm-7pm.

Love musical performances by the Chicago cast will also be happening from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Enter for a chance to win free tickets to Broadway’s Chicago while you’re there as Maybelline will be giving away tickets every hour before 3-7pm plus coupons for Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor and 50% discounts for Chicago will be available on a first come, first served basis.

All activity except that at the Rite aid will be at the Taxi Stand located at 43rd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue just outside Grand Central Terminal. This is a one day event so be sure to be there!

Featured during this event will be Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor which is a unique pigmented lipstick for a crisp, high resolution color with a creamy formula. Available in 48 shades this budget friendly lipstick is sure to please. Compliment your lipcolor with liner and gloss from the Maybelline Color Sensation Collection.

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I’m going to try stop by in the morning, hope to see you there, additionally I’ll be signing autographs…kidding, kidding! But do stop me and say hey if you see me would love to say hello!

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Beauty Discovery: Arcana Perfume Oil Review

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Long ago I introduced you to Black Phoenix Alchemist Lab and my slight obsession with the brand. I’m still quite in love with BPAL but I discovered Arcana a few years ago and it’s since been as desirable as BPAL.

If you love perfume oils, Arcana will be a fab beauty discovery for you. Jump ahead to learn more.

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Why perfume oil?

Perfume Oils are enriched with a heavy dose of fragrant oil making them stronger and long wearing. When blended correctly they allow for a greater throw and linger than regular perfume or toilettes. Oils are normally sold in 5-10ML bottles due to the nature of the product and expense. A little goes a long well so a smaller size will last you a very long time.

If you like a little bit of a Gothic romantic Victorian packaging Arcana perfume oils are sure to please. Housed in a small 5ml alchemist bottle with aged yellowing labels they look quite old worldly. Available in a variety of scents that are rotated constantly with limited edition scents these are truly little treasures that are easy to become addicted to.

I decided to do a Beauty Discovery on Arcana as I recently ordered a few new blends for my collection and also felt that so many people are probably missing out on the joys of perfume oil especially such unique blends as the ones Arcana creates.

Two delightful scents I hauled recently are Arcana Poison Candy Perfume and Underpinnings. At $14.95 per a 5ml bottle these are a tad more costly than the normal bottles which are $7.95. The uniquely high ingredient costs push the price a little higher but truly it’s well worth it as the throw and linger on each is incredible.

Poison Candy comes housed in green alchemist bottle much like what…well…what poison might come in. With a aged yellow tag embellished with a creepy little coffin indeed ones does worry how poisonous this candy could be! But one sniff and you’ll realize that poison never smelled so good. Ripe strawberries, rich cream, cinnamon, sugar, and honey make up a unique foody scent that smells quite like some sort of rich, decadent cake. Wonderful!

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Velvet Underpinnings also priced high at $11.95 contains ingredients that are unique and high in cost but again well worthy of the extra few dollars as the scent lingers long and has great throw. Made up of chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, sugars, spice, and everything nice, these Underpinnings are good enough to flaunt.

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With a wide variety of fragrances available and an ever evolving catalog of limited edition fragrances, Arcana has my vote for a great way to indulge in small amounts of unique and interesting blends of fragrance.

Visit http://www.arcanasoaps.com to find out further info of where to buy Arcana products.

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Drugstore Drive By: July 19 to July 25th

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Click below for this week’s drugstore buys!

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L’Oreal Extra Volume Mascara
$5.99

All Revlon Lip Products
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Milani
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Maybelline
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Sally Hansen Nail Color
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Lucky
$1 Off

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Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty Tools
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal True Match Cosmetics
$5.99

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and Lipstick
$4.99

Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara
$5.49

Jane Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

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Covergirl
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip and Voluminous Mascara
$4.99


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As Seen By The Muse: By Lauren Luke Coming to Sephora

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In a few days time you’ll be able to purchase By Lauren Luke at Sephora. W00t! If you haven’t yet experienced the joys of Lauren’s new palettes you can now head to Sephora to swatch and test out for yourself!

Check out my review of the By Lauren Luke Luscious Greens Palette I recently purchased.

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Too Faced Fall Collection 2009: Too Faced Natural Eye Palette Review and Swatches

Last year I fell in love with the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette and this year isn’t any different with the introduction of the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, incredible, truly a fabulous palette and a killer deal!


Jump ahead for some raving!

I’ve been known to hate all over a natural, nude eye look but my tastes have evolved since I started this little site and with those changes came the revelation that I do enjoy a natural eye look. With a total of nine shades, three tutorials, and a brush, all packaged together, Too Faced Natural Eye Palette arms you with just about everything you’ll need to create three natural, nude looks or any number of looks using the nine shades. This style palette is ideal for anyone who either loves neutrals or isn’t so handy with eye shadow application. It’s ease of use and nifty little tutorial cards make it’s a snap to create a flawless eye look sans drama.


The palette is a sweet flip top box with full size mirror and pull out draw with one dual applicator that includes a sponge on one side and a liner brush on the other. As per my rant last year I will say that I hate they don’t include at least three sponges with the kit as it would be great to use one brush per shadow look. The kit also includes a sleeve which houses three little business card size tutorials with three simple steps for creating a Day, Fashion, and Classic Eye look. The instructions are simple and easy to understand and for the most part one sentence tells you what to do. Believe me if I can follow the instructions you’ll be able to without any problem. The instructions make it very easy to create dramatic neutral looks that are beautifully flattering for Fall.


The shades in the palette are as follows:

Day Look
Heaven (Matte Cream)
Velvet Revolvor (Matte Nude)
Sexpresso (Matte Brown

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To create the Day Look you simply sweet Heaven all over the line and blend Velvet Revolver into the crease to contrast. Finish the look by blending Sexpresso on the upper and lower lash line for a smudged out liner effect. The results of the completed look are a work friendly subtle neutral eye look.

Fashion Look
Nude Beach (Shimmering Beige Peach)
Honey Pot (Coppery Bronze)
Cocoa Puff (Shimmering Golden Brown)

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When compared to Day, Fashion Look is considerably more dramatic. To create the look you’ll be using nude Beach as a high brow highlighter and blended into the crease. Follow up with Honey Pot patted on the inner lid and around the tear duct and complete with Cocoa Puff blended on the out lid, crease, and upper and lower lash lines. Although completely work friendly, Fashion Look manages to have the drama of a night time look as well!

Classic Look
Silk Teddy (Nude Shimmering Peach)
Push-Up (Light Shimmering Brown)
Erotica (Grayish Brown with Golden Sparkle)

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The Classic Look is probably the most dramatic of all the looks with a blend of bronze and brown to create a very smoky, nude look. To achieve the look you’ll blend Silky Teddy from crease to brow and gently press Push Up onto the lid. Follow up by smudging Erotica on crease and lower lashes.

All three looks are very pretty and flattering on my brown eyes. It’s fun following the card step by step but nothing is stopping you from using the shades individually or combined to create any number of looks. Nine shadows is alot of color so I’m sure you can let your imagination run wild to create some other interesting looks. All the shadows in the palette are brilliantly pigmented and rich in texture. Finishes range from shimmery, matte, to velvet and blend like a dream.

Overall, the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette is an absolute steal at $34 and a Fall must have for creating natural or dramatic eye popping looks. I really love this one and I’m deeply impressed. Quite a great little palette for not only makeup amateurs and beginners but also those who are well versed in makeup application.

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Loves it!

Muse Approval for purchase!

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You won’t regret adding this one to your collection, likey!

Anyone haul this yet?

Wanting to?

Tell the Muse!

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