Beauty Abroad

Stash Spotlight: T’estimo Palettes

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The Muse can’t begin to tell you how much she misses and mourns T’estimo. It was one of her very favorite Japanese brands of all times. I can’t look at most of my collection without sobbing in grief that it was discontinued. Why, god, why!

What in the world were they thinking when they axed T’estimo from the Kanebo line up? Insanity.

The Muse yanked out a few of her T’estimo palettes for a little stash spotlight!

Jump ahead for a peep!

The Muse wanted to pull out her entire T’estimo collection but she started sobbing as soon as she seen the T’estimo logo….so you’ll have to settle for a few pictures of her beloved palettes.

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Oh the agony…why Kanebo? Why!?

Are you a T’estimo lover?

Missing it?

Mourning it?

Hold me.

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Viva la Diva Tropical Temptation

Ooooo I so need the cool aquas and greens that make up the Viva la Diva Tropical Temptation Collection.

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Hello gorgeous!

Consisting of a gorgeous palette filled with an array of shimmering aquas and greens, Viva La Diva Tropical Temptation definitely tempts! Yum!

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The collection also includes four pots of eye candy which is a shimmering cream shadow.

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And finally some popping shades candy colored nail polish!

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The Muse is a big lover of aquas and ocean greens for the Summer so this collection calls out my name!

Anyone up for a trip to Sweden? I’m free tonight!

Let’s go!

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Nivea Chantal Thomass Cosmetic Collection

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You could convince me to buy Nivea makeup….

According to WWD Nivea is teaming up with lingerie designer Chantal Thomass to create a boudoir like collection. What? Boudoir-like? Ok, I’m so in!

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You wouldn’t think Nivea would jump on board the boudoir express after dealing with skincare, cleansers, and body care for so long. I dunno, you’d think they’d do something..safe? But hey who am I to judge I’d so buy sexy Nivea makeup, don’t lie you know you would too!

The line will include eight lipsticks, six shadows, and two blushes and will be available within Europe from July 16th. I doubt we’ll see it stateside so start gathering up your Euro friends and begging them to please get you some sexy Nivea cosmetics!

Whatta ya think?

Loves Sexy Makeup from Nivea?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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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?

Tell the Muse!

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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?

Tell the Muse!

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