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Beauty Credit Lovely Auto Gloss Review

I’m a pretty big fan of Beauty Credit because it’s so inexpensive and has such a wide variety of fun items from makeup to skincare and beyond. You’ve probably already ready many of my past reviews on the brand and perhaps you’re even a fan yourself of the line.

Although I’ve always had great success with many of the items I’ve tried from Beauty Credit one item I was slightly disappointed with.

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Allow me to tell you about it, click for it.

The only item, thus far, that I’ve tried from Beauty Credit that I really didn’t love was the Beauty Credit Lovely Auto Gloss. Beauty Credit Lovely Auto Gloss has a whole lot going for it with it’s cute packaging, inexpensive price tag (4), variety of colors, and nice pigmentation but I’m not the biggest fan of the formula.

A cute click pen houses the gloss which is rather great packaging as I love this style gloss since it makes applying so easy. It also features the cute Beauty Credit rocking horse emblem. The sponge tip applicator is a bit on the smallish side but it applies the gloss pretty well regardless.

Auto Gloss has great pigmentation, enough so you don’t have to wear a stain or lipstick beneath however it’s the formula that I find terribly crummy. It’s not at all glossy or shiny and has a slightly silicon feel which ends up making it feel more like a lip color rather than a gloss. I didn’t find it moisturizing but more drying on my lips than anything else.

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I suppose if you like a silicon-like gloss you may like this but I’m not a fan. I’ve run into a similar problem with many Maquillage glosses as well.

Beauty Credit remains a fond favorite of mine for price and selection but Auto Gloss was a fail for me. No likey!

Beauty Credit has it’s own website and certain vendors around the world carry the line including ones in New York City if you’re interested in exploring the line further.

Anyone a fan of Beauty Credit?

Which items do you like?

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This Time Last Year: Vincent Longo, Banila Co, Bourjois Paris, and Many Other Musings

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Click through some past posts from yesteryear!

This Time Last Year I was Musing about…..

This time last year I was thinking mark Gorgeous Eye Trios were quite a cute little value!

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This time last year Vincent Longo Liquid Eye Shadow failed to wow me!

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The This time last year Banila Co Sun Blessed Collection caused one or two lemmings!

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This time last year I was busy musing a plenty about the Susie N.Y. Summer Collection 2008!

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This time last year I remembered how much I fancied Bourjois Paris Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Stain!

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This time last year my lust for the Shu Uemura Fluer De Source Palette knew no bounds!

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This time last year I was digging all over Red Point Airbrush Effects BlushWhip (I still reach for this daily!).

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This time last year Beaute de Kose Summer Collection 2008 was a story I shared with you!

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Hope you enjoyed clicking through some past posts from last year! Do check out all my archives located on the left hand drop down menu.

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Beauty News: Etude House Website Relaunch

Bless freaking be! The Etude House website has gotten a make over and I couldn’t be more relieved (although there be a steep learning curve for those of us who can’t read Korean).

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I can’t begin to tell you how SLOW and tedious the old Etude House website was. It’s not bad enough struggling through the Korean lanuage but also having to face the horrible load time, the terrible pop up promos, and the amazing amount of ridiculous sections they had going on.

Yesterday Etude House was down all day and I thought maybe there might be some sort of new launch in the works but turned out it was EH getting ready to slip into some new clothes. The new site is a good deal faster loading, doesn’t load a pop up from the get go, and seems a tad easier to navigate.

I do have to reteach myself the lay out but I’m so happy it loads fast I may just wee myself in delight (but I won’t, promise!). It’s pretty much a one shot site and everything you may need or want is right there on the main page. I’m just delighted that FINALLY Etude House did a revamp because the site just really needed major work.

If you’re like a nosy visit http://www.etude.co.kr

Happy Drooling!

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Beauty News: Missha

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Slap me happy! The Muse was browsing around the Internets and noticed that Missha revamped it’s website and now you can even order online!

Well, ‘ello there!

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Missha is a Korean brand that’s sold in Korean, select Asian countries, and even Australia. Up until now I’ve never been privy to Missha within the US although I’ve seen a few odd pieces from it’s skincare collection here and there but never it’s point/base makeup collection.

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock but this is the first time I’ve seen Missha offering some of it’s point and base makeup items for sale within the US online including, ‘ello, BB Creams!

Now don’t get too excited as they really don’t have a whole lot going on at the moment, guess they are testing their feet in the US waters but they do have a few pieces here and there that can be exciting for the Asian cosmetic junkie in us all. Hey they even have the Missha Over Blusher! It’s a start people, it’s a start!

Some items are about the same price you’d pay in Korea but some are considerably higher. For example the BB Cream is $24.99 USD on the US site and 9,800? within Korea…major price jump. But they do offer free shipping with a $40 purchase and free samples plus you know you’re getting a fresh tube of BB where as with E-bay you have to pay shipping, probably aren’t getting samples, and may be getting an old tube.

Honestly, I’d rather give Missha my money than some E-bayer who’s jacking up the price on me. At least purchasing from Missha I can justify the higher costs as being a possible deal with importing it.

Anyway you splice it count the Muse happy she can get some Missha in the US now! Tis exciting news if ever I did hear it.

Click it to check out Missha’s site!

What do you think?

Excited to hear Missha is selling online now?

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Banila Co Dear Flower

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In one of the largest collections I’ve seen to date from Banila Co, steps in Dear Flower. Banila Co Dear Flower is their late Spring release it appears and just in time too for the lovely weather ahead. Full of pastels and brighter shades of blush and lipstick this collection should appeal to those who like a little pop with softer colors!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I’ll avoid this as I’m not feeling the love for pastels anymore. The Muse was loving the Shu Spring Collection and all those pretty girly light shades but at the moment I’m off the pastels.

Banila Co Dear Flower Palette consists of six pastel shades that look lovely enough but as I said far from appealing to this Muse!

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Two new blushes that mimic MAC Beauty Powder Blush look very nice although colors do look a bit light and possibly chalky!

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Three new lipsticks in the Dear Flower packaging. These are nice darker shades that give a bit of sizzle to contrast nicely with the lighter shades of the palette!

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A luminous base adds a bit of a Spring time glow to face and cheeks!

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Two brand new marble shadows which are kinda of a rerun. Banila Co is fond of putting our blue and green marble shadows over and over and over again. Very pretty but too much of the same is never a good thing!

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Banila Co Dear Flower definitely looks like a nice little stash of goodies for the Spring but nothing attracts me overly much or cheers at me to pick it up so I’m happy sitting here staring at it all from my monitor. I look forward to seeing what Etude House next releases as Korean Collections of late have been a tiny bit boring.

If you are indulging you’ll be happy to know won is still converting beautifully to USD. With the economy slightly on the rise we may see it finally even out shortly but for now you’re getting an incredible deal.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

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