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Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter Review & Swatches

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter

Benefit High Beam lover? You NEED Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter. For serious!

There are actually so many reasons to get excited about Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Starter but the main one is price and size. If you’re an avid user of Benefit High Beam you’ll likely setting back $26 for 0.45 oz of product. You can get Aqua Petit Jelly Starter for around $10 to $14 bucks and it weights in at 1.35 oz in size.

Sweet right?


Touch In Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base Dupe of NYX Honey Dew Me?

Touch In Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base

Korean beauty and makeup continues to dominate the western market at the moment with the launch of Touch in Sol at Sephora. I have a very few odd pieces from Touch in Sol that I’ve never actually reviewed on Musings of a Muse as it’s one of the few K-brands I don’t follow!

None the less I thought it deserved note how the Touch in Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base looks SO much like the new NYX Honey Dew Me Primer right?


Etude House NA Dreaming Swan Is Available

etude house dreaming swan

Just a quick note the Etude House Dreaming Swan Collection is available at Etude House’s North America (NA) website. From my experience Etude House NA sells out of new releases very, very, very, very quickly so you might want to take advantage now and grab what you want.

They are a little slow to ship with their free shipping option (typically I get my shipments in about two weeks where as if I purchase from E-bay sellers it is around 8 days sometimes a shy longer but not much) but there prices are very much close to Korean retail and they have the entire collection in stock now where as reputable E-bayers I use like F2Plus1 don’t yet have the collection as of yet!

So if you don’t mind the slower shipping you can grab the collection now at etudehouse.com with Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more (It’s $38 for EMS shipping so your items will ship and arrive faster but I’m typically cheap when it comes to shipping and I just go with the free option).

P.S. I’m not sure if they have any Princess Days upcoming so that might be incentive to wait! I was impatient so I just ordered as soon as it popped up online! Reviews as soon as I get my order!

Happy Shopping!


Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick Review

Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick

Confession, I like gimmicky Asian beauty products like this Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick that promises SO many wonderful things but delivers them on a smaller scale! You might remember by review of a silly little Black Head Off Stick I had hauled from Japan several years ago! I must admit that the Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick kinda reminds me of that gimmicky little product.

Let’s take a look!


Etude House Dreaming Swan Launches for Spring 2015

etude house dreaming swan collection

The new Etude House Dreaming Swan Makeup Collection for Spring 2015 has launched in Korea this week. Well, technically the Etude House Dreaming Swan Collection got a sneaky little tease across social media with a launch on Etude House’s Korean website but from my understanding it’s getting a launch in stores this April but no date hasn’t yet be shared. I’ve been visiting the Etude House International website portal today in the hopes they would update with the collection but nothing yet.

The collection is a beautiful assortment of delicate, soft shades inspired by the ballet. From my understanding the collection was created in collaboration with Kerrie Hess. If Kerrie’s name seems familiar that would be because she’s worked with Chanel as a fashion illustrator!

Take a look below at the Etude House Dreaming Swam Collection!