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Beauty Reflections: Summer Collections 2008

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Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.

Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.

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Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.

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MAC Solar Bits were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!

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What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water? Find out by reading my review.

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Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008 was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.

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Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump.

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Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash this Summer?

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Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008.

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Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.

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Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!

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Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.

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Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.

The Muse is a wonderin’…..

What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?

Share ‘em with me!

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Steam Cream 1st Anniversary Celebration

Yes, we all know about the Muse’s fascination, obsession, and love for Steam Cream! Steam Cream is almost a year old soon and to honor that they are having a little competition.

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Click ahead to join in on the celebration!

To celebrate Steam Cream’s birthday they’ll be holding a new tin design competition. Put your creative hats on chicas and send a totally original image to Steam Cream that could be printed on a limited edition run of their tins! You can choose anything you like, get creative and use your imagination to create a super gorgeous Steam Cream tin! After all we all know that part of Steam Cream’s appeal are those cute little tins it comes in!

Your file size must be under 1MB and it can be sent to mailorder@steamcream.co.uk or post your design to:

STEAMCREAM Ltd
20 Market Street
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1NF

As mentioned the winning design will be produced for a limited time on a Steam Cream tin with the artists name on the base of the tin. And of course the winner gets 12 of their own tins to enjoy!

The closing date for the contest is May 31 so get your thinking cap on and start letting your imagination run wild to create that perfect design!

The Muse happens to be tempted to try her hand at creating a tin hmmmmm! Something flirty and fun me thinks.

Share your ideas in the comment field!

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By Lauren Luke Palettes Launched!

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Everyone’s favorite youTuber, Panacea81, has launched her brand new makeup line!


Lauren’s one of those girl’s that you absolutely love because she’s just a down to earth, everyday type of person. I’m quite excited to try out her new makeup line which officially launched today.

Each of her brand new palettes are $32.50 USD each and include three shadows, primer, two lipsticks, one blush, and a liner all stashed away in a super slim, sexy palette with flower motif! Count me curious about these! I just ordered the My Luscious Green palette, believe me it was difficult to decide on just one. I was super tempted to order them all but refrain I did.

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As you can see the palettes look quite lovely. I’m very eager to get mine. The total with shipping and tax came to $40 and some change. Not too bad at all! They offer free shipping with two or more palettes, I was tempted to order two.

As I said I’m def looking forward to trying these out! The palettes are limited edition and the site does ship worldwide so I guess you better get on board quick before they sell out.

For more deets check out www.bylaurenluke.com

Anyone indulge?

Wanting to?

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Lavshuca Summer 2009: Lavshuca Lipgloss

Well hmmm! Count me disappointed. Rumor of Lavshuca Lipgloss and it’s Summer release has been afoot on the Internet for ages now but I thought perhaps we’d get a palette or two a la last year’s incredible release.

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Think again!

Lavshuca has updated it’s website with the Summer Special section and it’s a pimp of old items and the brand new Lavshuca Lipgloss. Whoa. So that’s it?

Two looks, Clear Shiny and Clear Sweet, are shown on the site. Basically the looks are made up of old releases (blush, shadow, etc…) along with the new Lavshuca Lipgloss.

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Well, I guess that means money saved this Summer. I can’t help but be slightly disappointed but what can you do? The Muse was under the impression maybe they’d extend further and slap us with a surprise palette or two. Doesn’t appear to be happening!

I’ll be bringing you a review of Lavshuca Lipgloss soon minus incredible, nonexistence palettes. Damn.

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Majolica Majorca Summer 2009: Majolica Majorca Innocent Pleasure

Majolica Majorca has updated it’s main portal with the brand new Summer Collection for ’09 entitled Innocent Pleasure. Although I can’t say I’m all that excited about Majolica Majorca Innocent Pleasure, I can’t deny that I always feel a certain hype about viewing the new items released.

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Jump ahead for a peek!

In typical Majolica Majorca fashion you have to “find” the new items on the site. The theme of Innocent Pleasure is portrayed in an Adam and Eve-like fashion with a tree, a snake, and tempting goodies hidden within the three.

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The collection does make me wired for the new palettes as this is quite a large Summer Collection especially when compared to last year’s extremely tiny release. A total of eight palettes are being introduced which is pretty huge for MJ. That’s a whole lot of palette. Although the release of eight palettes is very, very exciting, I personally can’t help but be disappointed by the same ho-hum color collection that’s typical to MJ and most every other Japanese brand. Sigh. Aside from RD784 I’m not feeling the love for any of the shade selections although I imagine I’ll indulge in a few if not all since I collect MJ palettes (diseased am I). GR780 should excite those who missed out on GR741 the limited edition palette from the Spring 2008 line up. It’s not a total dupe but it is fairly different for MJ to go with aquas/teals.

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A brand new solid perfume is also released. I’m not sure as of yet what it smells like but it also looks a tad uneventful but of course, again, I’ll def indulge. And finally several new nail polishes.

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All in all I find it very exciting that MJ released eight palettes but a bit crestfallen it’s the same old colors over and over. Many of the shades are quite similar to palettes I already have from the line. Oh well. One of my readers, Jenn from Japan, was nice enough to share her pamphlet she got while viewing Majolica Majorca at Welcia. Thanks Jenn! We heart you!


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