Posts From August 2009
Ahh the eyes, the very windows to our souls. As makeup lovers we like to dress them all fancy-like don’t we? Lend an air of mystery to your eyes with a smoky eye look this season with the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes.
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While the beloved black smoky eye is favored by all women a new twist on a popular favorite reigns supreme with swirls of purple, cranberry, even brown to update that old black look with a burst of color.
Keeping with the trend, Giorgio Armani Beauty introduces four new shadow palettes entitled Eyes To Kill to create that sexy, smoky eye with a hint of color! The design is that of a bull’s eye which three shadows to create your own signature smoky eye look with.
Shades available are:
- Black Steel (a center of steel black, surrounded by a middle of pearl white and a ring of metallic black grey)
- Brown Copper (a center of deep brown, with a middle of gold bronze wrapped in a rim of chromed copper)
- Gun Metal Grey (a daring grey center surrounded by gun metal grey rim wrapped in a royal purple)
- Red Iron (a deep pourpre center wrapped in gold beige and surrounded by a red iron rim)
The new Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes ($58) are available now from Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomies, and Barneys. You can also shop online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com
What do you think peeps?
I’m kinda digging on that brown swirl one and the cranberry!
Yay or Nay?
I hate nudes. They are so terribly unflattering on this Muse. Last year, Bobbi introduced me to a new way to wear nudes though with the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nude Collection.
For someone who has venomously denied loving Nudes, I suddenly found myself loving the idea of creating a chic, natural, nude look! Bobbi you sure do know how to charm a girl.
This year, Bobbi Brown keeps me clamoring back for more with her newest Nude Collection featuring the Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette.
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This year things are a little bit different. Last year the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette contained a total of seven shades. This year the new Nude Eye Palette contains six shades in the new customize palette. Basically each shadow is contained in a duo with two shadows making up a combination for one look. Of course you can mix and match any of the shades included but the fact they are grouped into two shades makes it easier to create a single look from the shades paired together. The new custom palette allow you to snap duos in and out easily. It’s kinda like getting an empty custom palette free as after you hit pan on the duos you can head to Bobbi and snap in any number of items for face, lips, or eyes.
The palette’s ease of use lays in the fact that it’s made up of matte, sparkle, and metallic finish shadows. Nudes are difficult for me to pull off but pairing a nude base with a hint of sparkle makes application easier and friendly.
You get a total of six shades which are:
Navajo and Pebble (Creamy Beige Matte and Metallic Champagne Nude)
Chino and Beige Linen (Muddy Beige Matte and Beige Brown Shimmer)
Maple Sugar and Caviar (Beige Brown Metallic and Chocolate Matte Brown)
The shades are all pigmented and have an incredible texture for blending. You do get a fair bit of fall out from the metallic and shimmer finishes but with proper prepping you can avoid this. I do always find shades like Caviar incredibly difficult to work with but I think these are meant more as a liner shade than an actual eye shadow.
The collection also included Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Caviar Ink which is proving to be my best friend at the moment. I love the deep chocolate of this shade and love the way it tight lines my upper waterline to create a certain air of mystery. Bobbi makes one of the best gel liners around so it’s quite nice to add this particular shade to my arsenal.
Overall, the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette is the ideal and easy way to wear nude shadows. It’s work friendly and manages to create a natural, nude look that has a flair of fun to it.
Another great Bobbi palette.
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My sis is absolutely in lust with all things Donna Karan particularly Cashmere Mist. For the past several years Donna Karan Cashmere is her signature scent of choice. Recently, I found out that the scent is turning 15 years old. Gasp! Who knew?
DK created the signature scent out of love for the luxurious fabric because she adores it and designs with it, wears it, sleeps with it, and uses it all year round. The Muse can appreciate that feeling as cashmere is such a gorgeous, posh fabric and so positively soft on skin!
The scent itself is as comforting and soft as the fabric with a combination of sensual lily of the valley, vanilla, amber, and bergamot. The line itself is so popular (not only with my sister but everyone else on the planet) that the collection consists of twenty different products including shampoo.
Happy Birthday Cashmere Mist! Funny as my sister’s birthday is in August too…how fitting!
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Pop Beauty Lush Blush was on sale a few weeks ago on ASOS. Gawd, the Muse is kicking herself for not getting it back than. She’s lemming it terribly. It’s such a cute little blush, I needs it in my life don’t you see?
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Pop Beauty has been releasing quite a few items as of late. For some reason upon their exit from Sephora I was scared they’d pull completely out of the US but they are very much alive, kicking, and open for business on their website. Bless be as I adore the line.
The new Pop Beauty Lush Blush has captured and held my attention as of late. The cute design has a sponge top applicator (common in Japanese blushes) and a nifty little flip top lid. I admit the rather spunky little packaging tickles me most but I’m likely leaning towards the interesting shade they have entitled Cherry Blossom (deep rosy red shade) as well.
The blush comes in three shades which are Peach Blossom (apricot), Cherry Blossom (rosy red), and Rose Blossom (pink). For the most part I’m leaning towards Cherry Blossom at the moment. My hand is just about ready to hit that submit button….somebody stop me please?
Available for $18.50 now from www.popbeauty.co.uk
Craving deep moisture to hydrate tired, dry skin? Dove has a brand new line of highly moisturizing body washes in three formulas to keep skin healthy and happy on a budget price!
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If you’re not wanting to dish out $15-$20 dollars on body wash you can indulge in the fresh scented Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture. These highly moisturizing body washes lather up like a dream giving skin a much needed dose of hydration and moisture to keep you smooth and silky.
The washes come in three formulas for dry skin, sensitive skin, and even a formula for exfoliating tired skin and getting it glowing again.
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash is ideal for normal to dry skin that needs an extra dose of moisture. This rich moisturizing cream body wash creates mounds of hydrating lather to get skin silky smooth!
Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash contains moisture beads for gentle exfoliating as it hydrates.
Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is ideal for those with sensitive skin that need a healthy boost of hydration from a body wash that’s gentle on their sensitive skin.
The new Dove Body Wash with NutriumMoisture is available now at your local drugstore. Prices range from $2.99-$4.99 which is a great deal as they are incredibly large size. If you’re not keen on spending alot on a shower gel these fit the bill for your beauty budget. Get super silky skin without making your wallet cry. The Muse is digging ’em as it’s like using a rich moisturizing cream in my shower, my dry skin likey!