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Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl Inspired Collection At Target

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The Cut has all the deets on Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl Inspired Collection available at Target shortly.

The line will be in stores and online from September 13 to October 17th so one assumes it’s a limited edition line up but chances are you’ll catch it at your local Target’s clearance wrack if the Muse has anything to say about it.  Consisting of nineteen looks inspired by several of our favorite Gossip Girl characters, the line does leave a little bit to be desired in my eyes.

Gossip from The Cut says that Target Executives can’t handle the heat and aren’t wanting to associate the collection with Gossip Girl as the series is just a little too racy.  Ahem…you think?   But boy do I adore all that countless acts of badness,  makes me want to be a mean girl too!

No worries big wig execs the Muse finds the entire line very innocent and girlish nothing I see here would S and B even think about wearing to bed never mind out on the streets of the Upper West Side.

As for this Muse I’m unsure if Anna Sui has even seen the likes of Gossip Girl prior to slapping this collection together.  So not feeling the love and thinking it’s more drab than fab at this point.  It’s ok, I wasn’t really wanting to take on the world of Gossip Girl fashion anyway.

Here’s a few images from the line but a peep at the various looks at The Cut and let me know what you think.

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What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

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Check it out at the official Target site!

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Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream Review

Salmon is a popular food because of it’s healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and high vitamin content plus it’s ever so tasty isn’t it? It also happens to be the theme surrounding the new Skin Food collection available now in stores.

The line is a concentrated formula rich in omega-3 fatty acid, haloxyl, arbutin and vitamins to improve blood circulation and whiten skin. It includes not only a concealer but also a brightening powder and several creams and serums for use under the eyes.

Aside from the salmon-like formula it also sports a salmon color which is always ideal for covering severe dark circles.

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Jump ahead for the review on Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream.

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Beauty Abroad: Lisa Eldridge For Boots No7

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It’s that special time of the year kids…or not (I know, it takes a special girl to love Boots cosmetics). It’s when Boots No7 decides to launch a cool new collection at us. As you know the Muse is fond of the special releases over at Boots and does so wish they’d bring these things over to her side of the pond.

Jump ahead for a peep at the Lisa Eldridge for Boots No7 Collection.

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Skin79 Diamond Collection Star Glow Ball Powder Review and Swatches

More beauty abroad coming atcha today chicas.

I’ve been having a ton of fun sampling all the goodies that I got with my Skin79 Diamond Collection Set. This set is an incredible deal as it includes a slew of items for one low cost.

Although the sets aren’t sold in the US you can purchase individual items from E-bay and a few select online shops if you Google a bit and search around.

Today I’m reviewing the Skin79 Diamond Collection Star Glow Ball Powder.

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Tale a peep after the jump!

This is much like my Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer which I simply adore however not as nice, tell you why in a few.

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The “powder” is made up of several shades of pastel colored balls to be used to highlight certain areas of the face. It’s supposed to brighten the face up while highlighting however the formula is terribly frosty which is unflattering on my face.

The highlighter is housed in a cute, simple pink jar with a super soft puff included. Love the puff…it’s truly luxurious and super soft. The balls all range in shades from pastel pink, green, purple, etc…much like you’d find in a jar of Guerlain Meteorites. Where as Guerlain and Esprique is a subtle little highlight this is a rather frosty, shimmery affair that looks like a disco ball blew up in my face. Of course I adore sparkle and the likes but this was a bit overkill.

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Not much else to say about it sadly other than the fact it was a sore disappointment and will end up on my swap list directly.

No likey.

Most of the Skin79 Diamond Collection has been a joy up until now but this one is a safe skip if you’re not wanting a frosty mess on your face. Pretty in the jar not on the face.

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Beauty News: ASOS $6 Flat Rate Shipping Deal

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The Muse shops ASOS way too much for her good health. This UK shop carries a variety of beauty brands not available in the US such as B Never (recent addition), Bourjois Paris, Lord and Berry, and many more!

Normal shipping costs from the site to the US is pretty high but the good news is now they have a flat rate shipping deal for $6 bucks to the US! w00t! Best news ever! I couldn’t be happier as I now I can stop asking friends in the UK to haul me goods from Bourjois Paris and the likes and just order them myself from the site for an extremely low airmail cost.

This will be ideal for any of you lemming the new Bourjois Paris Smoky Eye Palettes as you can easily score them with the shipping deal.

Yay!

Do you shop ASOS?

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