Beauty Abroad

Banila Co Dear Flower

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+11

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!

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+8

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+1


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!

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+6

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+5


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

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+222

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+221

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!

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+10

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+3

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+9


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

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+7

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!

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+4

Banila+Co+Dear+Flower+2


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!

No Comments

Yay or Nay: Steam Cream

yayornay

By now you’ve probably indulged in your own pot of Steam Cream or not….after reading the Muse’s wonky rave and review about it she’s making the big assumption that she’s convinced you that life can’t go on without a few pots of Steam Cream hanging around your washroom, your vanity, and at your desk.

Miss my review?

Blast you! I guess I forgive you, click here to read it!

Question is, if you did indulge, is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Jump ahead to see what I think!

Cute tins? Check! Fast absorbing? Check! Works on my face, body, hands, and everywhere else in between? Check, check, check!

Steam+Cream+1

What isn’t to love about this multitasking demon of a cream that softens my skin and makes it all pretty again? Multitasking as both a facial and a body cream this amazing moisturizer sinks in on contact and is possibly thee fastest absorbing cream I’ve ever used in my life.

With good for you ingredients and a soothing, healing blend, Steam Cream has been a fast favorite this past Winter and a life saver for my dry skin.

So of course, it’s most definately, a big yay!

yay

How about you?

Steam Cream must have winged it’s way to your side of the world by now.

Is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Do share!

6 Comments

Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist Review

I reviewed Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt for you last year when the weather was warm and humid enough to appreciate a matte powder. The weather is well on it’s way to being warm here again but my skin is quite dry and gross thanks to the harsh Winter. Since my face can use all the moisture it can get it’s difficult to set my foundation with powder when my skin is so terribly dry and tight.

Beauty+Credit+Powder+1

Beauty+Credit+Powder+2

Have no fear, Beauty Credit Lovely Pact Moist to save the day!

Beauty Credit is a Korean line of cosmetics sold in the UK and a few other select countries. The line has everything from skincare, bath and body care, and of course cosmetics. I’ve tried a few various pieces from the cosmetic department and have always been impressed with the great quality for the price. Since I began reviewing Beauty Credit sometime last year I do believe they have since gone from not shipping worldwide to shipping worldwide. Don’t quote me on that but I think they are now which is great if you’re lemming a few items after reading this review.

Beauty+Credit+Powder+6

Beauty+Credit+Powder+7


Lovely Powder Pact Moist is a light, nearly transparent powder with moisturizing vitamin E to keep skin hydrated and refreshed during use. This is particularly a good powder for the Muse who’s suffering from Winter blues skin at the moment. The powder is incredible light weight and doesn’t settle on the skin like a mask. A simple dusting sets my foundation and allows breathable, flawless coverage. The powder is silky smooth and feels quite natural on my skin.

The compact and packaging is of course part of the powder’s appeal. Sporting the Beauty Credit emblem of a rocking horse on both the powder and the compact, this sweet design makes the powder all the more appealing. The compact is a golden shade and comes with a puff and a clear cover that slips over the powder to protect it from the puff and from causing a mess.

Beauty+Credit+Powder+5

Beauty+Credit+Powder+4


With lovely packaging, flawless coverage, and a pretty price of 7 is it any wonder why Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist appeals?

Who might like this?

  • Anyone who wants a pretty compact to tote around for touch ups!
  • Those with dry skin that desires a lighter powder for touch ups and setting foundation.
  • Anyone who wants a nice light coverage for makeup application.
  • Those who want a quality powder for a little price tag!

This one is well worth checking out for yourself.

Shop the entire Beauty Credit line by visiting www.beautycredit.co.uk

No Comments

Stash Spotlight: Lavshuca Palettes

lavshuca+22

My stash of Lavshuca palettes has gotten considerably smaller over the years as they release more and more palette styles and colors that I am none too fond of. I believe the last time I indulged was last Summer. I’m hopeful this Summer we’ll have more of the same great palettes from Lavshuca rather than a rehash of terrible colors.

Until Summer the Muse hauled out some of her Lavshuca to do a Stash Spotlight on!

Lavshuca+1

Lavshuca+3


As I said Lavshuca has failed to catch my fancy as of late. Lord knows it’s an epic fail lately. I am so terribly eager for news of the Summer Collection to reach my ears (hopefully good news and not disappointing news!).

I’ve been collecting Lavshuca for a few years now and I embraced the brand new packaging with glee however I do miss the certain princess feel the brand used to sport however I’m still loving the new slicker clothes.

Could be the sparkle, the smallness of the palettes, or just the fact that it’s Japanese but Lavshuca has a special place in my heart even when it’s busy putting out crummy shades!

Here’s a few pictures of my stash of palettes!

Lavshuca+14

Lavshuca+11

Lavshuca+12

Lavshuca+13

Lavshuca+5

Lavshuca+6

Lavshuca+7

Lavshuca+8

Lavshuca+9

Lavshuca+10


Lavshuca lover yourself?

Longing for something better from Lavshuca?

Tell the Muse!

2 Comments

Beauty Blast from the Past: Past Clio Collections

Clio+1

I did a little Spring clean up a few days ago and came across some great post cards from some past Clio Collection, as far back as 2005 w00t! I thought you might enjoy peeping at them as Clio hasn’t really updated in a while!

Jump ahead for a full peek!

Clio+6

Clio+5

Clio+4

Clio+3

Clio+2


Hope you enjoyed a look into Clio’s past!

No Comments