Japanese Brands

T’estimo’s Demise, Coffret D’Or Uprise!

If you’re as much a fan as Japanese cosmetics as I am you’ll know that Kanebo is cutting T’estimo from it’s main line up and replacing it with a new line entitled Coffret D’Or.

I’m mourning T’estimo in a major way! If you’d like a sneak peak at Coffret D’Or do head on over to my good friend Iris’s blog to see some great pics of the new line!

The new line does look interesting enough but I’m still not completely convinced!

Fellow Japanese cosmetics addicts what’s your take?

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Lunasol Geminate Eyes Ruby Palette FOTD

Okee dokee I know a few of you who were dead curious how the the Lunasol Geminate Eyes were!

A few weeks ago I did a Face of the Day which I failed to post so here it is:

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I only used the Lunasol Geminate Eye Palette in Ruby to create the look nothing else. I think it probably came out crummy. Not dark enough. I’d have liked more of a bold look but the fault is my own as I was using a light touch as the palette is just too pretty to touch if you know what I mean icon wink

This is a fantastic palette and I highly recommend getting at least one or all of the palettes! The best part about the look is finishing it off with the middle glitter layer which really makes the eye POP!

Overall the palette is a breeze to work with. The colors are highly pigmented, they blend easily and work into the eye flawlessly. This look I created came out a bit sloppy I guess but I’d say with time, patience, and a bit of a heavier hand you can create an absolutely awesome eye look! You don’t need much else aside from liner and mascara to complete the look! I don’t normally apply liner on my upper lid during most eye looks because I just feels it’s a bit TOO much as I am already using such vibrant colors to begin with but these palettes seem to be just the right shades that you can complete a look with a bit of black liner without appearing overly done up! I didn’t use any liner in this FOTD but as I said I think a bit would have tied the look up and it wouldn’t appear “too much”!

I can’t wait to try the other palettes now! The only thing that sorta disappoints me is that Lunasol failed to provide face charts or even a video using these palettes! I’d love to have seen either or both to get some ideas of looks they envision creating with these palettes!

Other than that minor rant I’d say go get ‘em girls!

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Heartpounding Hair Gel!

Dontcha love when celebs pimp themselves out to Japanese couture, cosmetics, and other adverts?

Now by far the best commercial I’ve had the pleasure of seeing is freaking Orlando Bloom acting all secret agent like in a hair gel commercial for Shiseido. My dear, dear friends please do have a tissue ready as drooling may occur!

Head on over to Eru’s blog Cuteness Junkie Girl to see this heart pounding, drool worthy, yummmmmmmmie commercial! I guarantee it’s worth five minutes of your time to view!

Maybe we should all write to Hollywood and beg them to make Orlando the next Bond…….Hmmmm Jeeves bring me some paper and a pen! Oh wait…isn’t it the Queen that decides who the next Bond will be? Hmmm best write to them both!

And by the way Orlando can whisper “Fiber Neo” in my ear as he strokes my arm, kisses my neck, and….oh excuse me…I was fantasizing aloud!

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Better Late Than Never: Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul

I’ve been very busy lately and updating my blog normally happens either really, really, really late at night, during brief pauses at work if I am even remotely lucky to have any, or in spurts here and there. Basically what you see written on any one entry takes me a day or more to complete because I’m so nuts with work and life in general lately icon wink

Reason I am telling you all this is I’m quite late displaying my latest Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul! I got it ages ago and never had a chance to really take it out of the box and truly enjoy it aside from taking some pictures and doing a video of it AGES and AGES ago.

I know MANY of you have already been exposed to the new Jill Stuart palettes, pressed blushes, etc…but I like to keep my blog updated with all my latest hauls so here goes anyway icon wink Hopefully it isn’t too much of a snore!

Kose Airy Whip (The new love of my life! This could replace Purity for washing my make-up off in the evenings! It’s so light and lovely and removes all traces of my foundation, blusher, and eye makeup too!)
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Crystal Lash Pearls (These are great! An inexpensive way to enjoy lash pearls! Work just as well as Givenchy’s Lash Pearls!)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set (A real value! Tons of goodies for under $50)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set Illuminate Nuancer (Could possibly be better than Meteorites! Oops did I say that out loud?icon eek13)
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Canmake Goodies (Canmake is the one of the few inexpensive cosmetics that the Muse has room in her heart for!)
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Canmake Glitter Eyeliner Pencils (These are a bit to rough and hard in texture so hey may need to have a go under the hairdryer to soften them up prior to application)
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Canmake Lipgloss (Pretty brilliant! First Japanese brand that actually made a flavored gloss hehe)
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Canmake Glitter Shadow Trios
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Canmake Metallic Eyes Shadow
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Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2007 (Both are gorgeous as you can see and the colors are surprisingly really nice! I was worried I’d never make any use out of these palettes but I’ve fallen in love)
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Jill Stuart Pressed Blush Compact (Bit sheer but haven’t tried them on my face as of yet)
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Jill Stuart Loose Powder Blush
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Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows
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Majolica Majorca Majex (This is going to work great during chapped lip season!)
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Tiffa Goodies (In love with Tiffa! This is my first haul from Tiffa and I’m loving the gloss and shadow)
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Tiffa Eyeshadow Duo
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Gransenbon Blushes
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Gransenbon Eyeshadow Palettes
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RMK Shadows
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RMK Cases
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Excel Single Shadows (LOVE these! So much sparkle and shimmer!
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Excel Mini Glitter Mascara
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Sofina Compact Case Fall 2007 (Best compact introduced yet in my humble opinion!)
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KATE Mascara Primer (Not entirely impressed with this yet! The fibers get caught in my lashes and are visible a bit which means I have to struggle to catch every fiber while applying mascara! Not sure I’m in love with this as much as I’d like to be!)
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KATE Lipgloss
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KATE and Lavshuca Super Sharp Eyeliner (Never seen a liquid liner with such a slim applicator!)
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Some presents from my angel!
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MuseMedia Presents: A Japanese Haul That’s Better Late Than Never!

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Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection

As you read in my prior blog one of my packages was lost for a few days! A majority of what was in the package wasn’t of much importance however these little gems were in that package and had me crying tears of joy when it finally popped back to me!

Avast Ye! Behold! This be the treasure that was lost at sea!

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Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection
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Star Twinkle Powder
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Umm..nothing to get too excited about here! Where’s the sparkle? The shimmer? The glitter? The shine? Did they make some sort of mistake? Was it lost with the package? The powder, as far as I can see and feel, has absolutely no sparkle to it at all! The twinkle has left the building. I’m seeing nothing in the way of glitter here! I’ve only swiped it very lightly but I can say confidently this may very well be a waste of money but it sure is pretty to look at isn’t it? Did I just contradict myself? Oops! This is a first impression but so far I’m a bit disappointed!

The collection isn’t a total lost because I also got the Twinkle Cream shadows and these are fantastic! Bloody brilliant! Tons of shimmer, sparkle, and glittery bits are to be had! As I said before I don’t do cream shadows! But these come with my highest recommendation! The Muse loves ‘em! She not only loves what’s inside but she’s loving the outside as well! The packaging is as sweet as candy!

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Personally if you’re a collector I’d go for the entire lot but if you’re just wanting to get one or two I’d go with the cream shadows and skip the powder! The purple and peach are nice colors but the real pudding is the gold, pink, and silver colors!

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