Posts From August 2009

WANT IT: La Mer The Radiant Concealer

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Ok, so yes I do have an obsession with quality concealer. I’ve tried so many concealers over the course of the year it’s grown from a simple obsession to a rather sick, twisted NEED to try something new. I’m always on the hunt for thee perfect concealer, the concealer that will change my life, the concealer that will end my woes of dark circles and puffy eyes forever.

Could that concealer be the new La Mer The Radiant Concealer?

At $65 this has to be the concealer that will create flawless coverage under my eyes, erase my dark circles, conceal my puffy eyes, erase my fine lines….yes…this one has to be it.

Available in three shades the treatment cream concealer optically corrects dark circles and blemishes to create a flawless finish. It instantly evens out the skin appearance while adding radiance. Gemstones capture light energy to camouflage dark circles and precious marine plant extracts help to reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness by the way it also has an SPF 25.

I’m not worthy La Mer.

I need this in my life, like now, like yesterday.

Expect some sort of review soon as I can’t control the need to snag me some of this. My excitement knows no bounds.

Available now from La Mer.

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Givenchy Play Fragrance for Men

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Oh Justin’s bringing back all kinds of sexy with the new Givenchy fragrance for men, PLAY.

Givenchy PLAY was inspired by the lifestyle of today’s man, characterized by freedom of action and freedom of movement. Available in EDT and Intense EDT this scent was formulated by Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac under the direction of Givenchy’s ‘brand nose’ Francoise Donche.

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Givenchy PLAY contains top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Bitter Orange, and Grapefruit with a bottom layer of Vetiver and Patchouli and a middle base of Black Pepper and Coffee Flower.

If you’re a fan of Justin you might want to visit the official fragrance site as it has exclusive behind-the-scents footage from the photo shoot and desktop wallpaper as well as being able to shop for the fragrance and enter for a chance to win an autographed bottle of PLAY by Justin.

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PLAY is available for purchase at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Sephora beginning August 2009.

www.playgivenchy.com

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The Muse’s Japanese Fall Collection Wish List for 2009

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For what seems like a very long time I’ve fallen out with many of my beloved Japanese cosmetic collections. If you’re a collector or fan or Japanese cosmetics you probably know what I mean as it’s been a rather long, hard road of reruns and repetitive products and colors.

This year I’m actually quite excited to finally haul some new products from some of my favorite Japanese brands that have captured my interest.

Jump ahead to hear the Muse’s Wish List for Japanese Collections 2009.

Although my love affair is not nearly over with T’estimo, I have gotten used to the idea of Coffret D’Or. One thing I am excited about is the release of sixteen shades of Coffret D’Or Eye Shadows Singles. These shadows all look quite exciting to me and carry an inexpensive price tag so indulging in a few won’t break my bank.

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It’s been a while since Lunasol really caught my interest. As beautiful as many of the pieces are, I admit that the price does put me off every so slightly. However, cost aside this year’s Lunasol Star Shower Eyes have me in fits of joy. I see at least three color combinations I’ll be hauling!

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KATE almost always has my heart and it hasn’t been so long since my last haul from the brand. Kate Reflect Mirror Eyes look positively delightful with three shades of shadow for a contrasting, sparkling eye look!

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And finally Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes garnered some of my attention as these are a tad different from what Lavshuca has been pulling off lately. Although the color selection is pretty the same ho-hum shades, I still feel they may be worthy of a pick up.

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Overall, Japanese Fall is looking up this year. Although many of the shades and products have been done before a few items did warrant a further look and since I do feel ever so slightly excited about these releases I think, finally after a long, dry spell, I’ll be indulging in quite alot of Japan’s Fall cosmetic offerings.

How about you?

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Scented Lip Balm Set

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If you love Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balm or just lip balm in general you’ll simply adore the new limited edition six piece set to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Kiehl’s Lip Balm.

This kit includes six Kiehl’s Lip Balms in Coconut, Vanilla, Mango, Cranberry, and Mint. The balms relieve chapped, cracked lips and gives a glossy fine finish with a hint of flavor!

Yums!

Available now from now from www.kiehls.com $32.

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C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine

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Summer over? Who cares! Still plenty of time left to enjoy a few tropical treats for your lips with the new C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine.

As Fall gathers speed you can relive the tropics with three new exciting flavors of C.O. Bigelow Tropical Lip Shine available now at Bath and Body Works for $7.50 each or Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

Flavors:
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Yuzu
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Mangosteen
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Lychee

Each gloss is infused with tingling peppermint and a burst of tropical fruit freshness for tasty, shiny lips!

Available now from Bath and Body Works.

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