Spicy hot is the order of business for the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection. Rich hues of bronzer, shimmering shades of shadow, and slippery sexy lips should break you from Spring to Summer in a flash!
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I’m always delighted by any and every Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Collection that pops up. I’ve always been terribly pleased with all the releases and the quality of the Limited Edition items so but of course the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection completely appeals to this Muse. Although I’m not much of a bronze fan I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement upon viewing all these new goodies. The collection is inspired by the rich hues and scents of Brazil, think tropical heat, warm sandy beaches, and plenty of shimmering shades. Releasing with the collection are some beautiful point makeup items such as a bronzer, eye palettes, glosses, and even a fragrance!
The Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Silky Bronzer Powder is available in two shades for Light to Medium skin tones and Medium to Dark. The bronzer is housed in a zebra printed compact with a large brush for buffing color on. The compact is $24 USD which is a reasonable price and quite in keeping with the normal price tag on Victoria’s Secret LE items.
Also releasing are two Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Radiant Shimmer Eye Palettes for $24 USD each. The two shade selections available are entitled Amazon RainForest and Rio De Janerio. I’m partial to the lighter shimmering golds, beiges, and browns in the rain forest palette. The Rio De Janerio palette contains more popping shades of blue, purple, and brown. Each palette has four strips of shimmering eye shadow that can be worn wet or dry for a more dramatic, tropical look!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Lip Gloss is available in three shade selections for $15 USD. In an interesting twist this new gloss comes in a squeeze tube where as Victoria’s Secret normally prefers housing it’s LE glosses in a square tube with a brush or sponge applicator so this is an interesting packaging choice for them. The shades all look like semi-sheer shades that range from peach to berry, the formula also has an SPF of 15.
And finally to complete your steamy, tropical look you can spray yourself with the new Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Now Eau de Parfum. This new version of Very Sexy is a colorful blend of exotic fruits like papaya and creamy coconut with a blend or orchid to spice things up!
I’m really loving this collection and I’m adding it to my Summer wish list! I’ll be picking it up as soon as I see it in store so I can review for you. At least one of the eye palettes, possibly a bronzer, and all the glosses are getting added on this Muse’s list!
How about you?
Loving this new collection?
Feeling all that heat?
Tell the Muse!
Can’t wait? Grab it at Victoria’s Secret website now and score a free beauty tote filled with 13 samples by using promo code FRBEAUTY
Carrying around perfume isn’t exactly conventional. So what’s a girl to do when she wants to touch up before an evening out after work?
Check out what’s In the Muse’s Purse for the deets!
Starring Fragrance organic roll on perfume oils are strong scented and come in gorgeous blends like Baked Marshmallow Mint Cake, Blueberry Candy, and Straw-Nana Cake…have I got your mouth watering yet?
These scents are strong, lingering, and beautifully capture the spirit of their names! At $5 USD per a roll on they are a nice budget friendly price that can be tucked into your purse so you’ll be sweet smelling all day (and evening) long!
If you’re wanting a deeper review of Starring Fragrance please click here!
Starring Fragrance Roll On Perfume Oil are in the Muse’s purse!
Check ‘em out at www.starringfragrances.com
There’s something terribly darling about perfume solids that come packaged in a nut…
The Cream Perfume Company looks to nature to create it’s unique organic line of cream perfumes. Each tiny perfume solid is packaged in a environmentally friendly Canadian birch jar that looks like half of an acorn shell! Genius packaging the Muse thinks.
Unlike many mass-produced perfumes that contain large quantities of ethanol and water, The Cream Perfume Company makes a highly hydrating product that’s made up of 20% parfum blend, 63% moisturizing sweet almond oil, and 15% beeswax. All these ingredients come together to create a beautiful green friendly perfume that’s portable, travel friendly, long wearing, and most important, sweet!
Although the Muse isn’t a fan of perfume solids she must say that she thought these were terribly adorable and well worth checking out as the scent morphs and wears very well. For some unknown reason I was thinking these were creams when I first seen them advertised on Sephora but when I got my shipment I was quite relieved that they were a solid perfume as the idea of a cream didn’t sound like it would hold fragrance well.
Although they are a solid perfume it doesn’t stop the formula from being quite moisturizing and fast absorbing onto skin. I did fear my skin would suck the fragrance up completely and I’d be left with little to no throw but surprised am I that a few dabs here and there lasts for hours on end. The scents are unique in that they morph and become stronger as your body temperature rises, this also allows the notes in the parfum to become deeper, stronger, or even to separate and create an entirely new scent. For example when I started out wearing Ylang Ylang this morning it was a soft floral but as the day progressed it became more of a sweet candy blend on me! Interesting to say the least.
Nuts Cream Perfume is available in 10 scents that range from flirty florals to sweet fruity blends and beyond. There’s a little something for everyone in the collection and you’re sure to find that perfect scent that’s especially about you.
I tried out Raspberry des champs, Ylang Ylang d’amore, and Mango poudré.
My favorite of the three is unquestionably Mango poudré due to it’s sweet, fruitiness. The notes include mango, cassis, jasmin, candy sugar accord, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla. I don’t get any musk or sandalwood from it but the mango is quite strong and the candy sugar accord obviously adds a twang to the blend as it comes through clearly and makes the mango note twice as intense. It dries down to a wicked fruitiness but the cassis kicks in slightly as well which creates an interesting effect. I think for the most part the sweetness of the blend was my downfall.
Ylang Ylang d’amore was a delightful surprise as I wasn’t sure I’d like it. It’s a mix of ylang ylang, mandarin, jasmine, apricot, cerdarwood, orange flower, patchouli, and musk. Thankfully the patchouli DOES not dominate the blend. It’s quite mysterious and with a strong base of ylang ylang but plenty of the jasmine and cerdarwood come through as well. I wouldn’t call it a floral as it’s too unique for that label. Quite nice and different.
Raspberry des champs is a mixture of raspberry accord and bitter almonds with rosewood, mimosa, rose, and vanilla. Plenty of raspberry in this with hints of rose and vanilla that come out to play as it wears on. I’m not getting the almonds but I get a tiny hint of mimosa. It’s dominate note of raspberry makes it fruity but it’s other notes make it unique.
Each blend lasted quite a few hours and you may get through an entire day using these depending on your body chemistry. For me I get about 4-5 hours of wear before I touch up a bit with a dab here and there. I place a bit on my wrists, behind my knees, on my the back of my neck, behind my ears, etc…..The scent does linger quite nicely and has a decent throw, enough so that your friends or colleagues will ask what you’re wearing. I’m particularly loving these for the travel value as airlines are so terribly strict lately! Pop a few of these in your train case and you’re good for travel plus quite a few of the scents available are wonderfully tropical (good for those getaways to the Caribbean)!
All in all Nuts Cream Perfume are really a cute product and I’ll definately be indulging further in the line. I see Melon d’eau making it’s way into my shopping cart soon! If you’re a lover of organic lines this is by far a wonderfully green friendly product.
Nuts Cream Perfume is a new brand at Sephora and some of the line can be purchased there however I highly recommend going to the source and visiting www.kaponga.com to learn more about the brand and do your purchasing as it has the entire collection available for purchase!
Nuts Cream Perfume are Muse Approved for purchase! The Muse is loving these cute little jars of fragrance.
Demeter Fragrance Library is a vast un-ending array of unique fragrances that are sure to please just about everyone but are they a Yay or a Nay?
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Tricky, tricky, tricky is the question today! It’s so difficult for the Muse to figure out if she’s on the yay team or the nay team when it comes to Demeter Fragrance Library.
One of the perks of Demeter is the ridiculous amount of unique blends available and how much product they put out over the course of the year. Tons and tons of LE blends are added daily some of which are borderline strange, unique, and terribly fun! Think Playdoh, Lobster, and Dirt for example!
As fun and fabulous Demeter is one minor problem plagues the brand which would be the linger of each EDT. The scents are all extremely fun but some suffer from a rather short burst of fragrance that lasts an hour if you’re lucky or less if you’re not so lucky. Sadly, it seems the amount of “toilette” that goes into each fragrance versus the amount of perfume oil is a pretty high ratio which means little to no scent time. My skin happens to suck these up at a crazy speed so within 30 minutes at most I’m having to reapply. However, the good news is that some are mighty strong, the Muse just wishes they all were.
So the question remains are they a Yay or a Nay?
I can’t help but say I’m on the Yay team for these as the variety outweighs the formula in this case and I do so adore quirky perfumes plus they aren’t terribly expensive that spraying yourself every hour on the hour won’t hurt the bank too much.
Yup, it’s a firm yay for me! I loves ‘em! Can’t help myself!
How about you?
Demeter Fragrance Library in your Yay book? Or Nay!?
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There is something so terribly brilliant about a perfume that comes housed in a cigar box….
The Muse adores uniquely glamorous beauty finds and the Dianne Brill Ea de Parfum successfully gives glamour a new name…oh and it comes housed in a cigar box….bloody brilliant!
Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum is the Muse’s newest signature scent. Decadent, wicked, and glam all come to mind when I spray myself with this incredible perfume.
Housed in a keepsake cigar box with faux Cuban-seal, the packaging alone should steal your heart and make you think of the treasures that lays within. Opening the box you’re presented with a uniquely shaped bottle reminiscent of feminine curves, holding a peach liqueur colored parfum.
Explaining what Dianne Brill Eau de Parfum smells like will prove difficult but the Muse is always up for a challenge. Considering that the perfume will react strongly with your body chemistry and temperature chances are you’ll experience several scents throughout the day. This normally starts out smoky on my skin and deepens into a warm spiciness with hints of smoke, clove, wood, and musk. As it dries down the spice remains but mellows out and creates a certain sweetness that slowly takes over the fragrance and creates a hazy smoky spice as your body temperature rises through the day. It’s a tad masculine but the feminine side dominates to create an irresistible sexy scent that has an air of playfulness.
The scent’s glamorous side of the blend reminds me of Bettie Page, Dita Von Teese, or some long forgotten pin up girl. It also manages to evoke the smell of a smoky burlesque club with notes of cigar smoke and hints of expensive perfume.
It’s truly unique and for lack of a better word, gorgeous. I was very deeply impressed and moved by the blend. It wears extremely well and makes you feel sexy and seductive. The throw is wonderful and the linger goes on for ages. The scent will last all day as it obviously contains a healthy dose of perfume oil. One or two sprays will get you through the day and into the evening without a hiccup in between.
At $96 USD it’s not cheap but it’s price tag is well worth it as it’s simply beautiful. The packaging is charming and sophisticated and the scent is stunning.
Truly a keeper.
If you like unique blends that you can call your own and will have people asking, “What ever are you wearing!?” then Dianne Brill Eau de Parfume is for you. This easily replaces my love of Agent Provocateur, move over Mama has a new best friend! If you’re a fan and lover of the Agent Provocateur perfume line this is just as incredible maybe even more so!
The Muse likey. Alot! This one comes with my highest approval for purchase. You must try it for yourself.
Learn more about Dianne Brill and her full cosmetic collection at www.diannebrill.com
Purchase her line at Beauty Habit