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Etude House 55 Kissful Tint Chou Review

I absolutely love staining my lips and cheeks! Stains work so well at giving a natural, flushed looks to both lips and cheeks.

I’m particularly partial to staining my lips prior to gloss as it gives that extra pop to gloss! One of my very favorite products for staining my lips was from Bourjois Paris and came in a pen applicator! I was so sad they stopped carrying these soon after their original release.

I’ve since been through a slew of stains but I’ve located a new favorite when I recently purchased Etude House 55 Kissful Tint Chou!

Etude House 55 Kissful Tint Chou is available in four shades which are a pink, red, orange, and sheer pink.

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I tried the red shade only but I’ll be going back shortly for more colors as it’s a very good stain. The stain comes in a cute little tube with squeeze applicator. Dab a small amount on your finger and smooth on or apply directly from the tube. The formula is a silicon like texture that smooths on dry and leaves behind a pinch of color bringing blah lips to life with a beautiful flush of red! This is beautiful with or without gloss! I like the interesting texture as although it’s a gel formula it still feels rather dry when applied which makes it ideal for lips as it doesn’t apply in a streaky mess! The stain lasts for a good four hours or so before fading even when drinking or eating which is great as all I have to do is touch up my gloss and go as my lips are already nicely flushed with color!

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As you can see below the color choice I made was quite red however I thought it looked quite natural on and not scary or kool-aid like in appearance. My lips are quite red already however this enhances the natural color of my lips!

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I really liked this one and it’s one of Etude House’s better items. It also happens to be extremely cheap at $4 USD. I paid retail price as I have a friend in Korea who purchased it for me however I’ve seen it on E-bay ranging from $9.99-$12.99 USD and I think it’s well worth that price even though the tube is tiny!

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I’m Muse Approving this one! Definately loves it!

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Sana Make Essence Concealer

You do realize I’m not NEARLY done with my concealer reviews right?

I got a ton more up my sleeve, I’ve just been giving you a breather in between!

I now have my eye on Sana Make Essence Concealer which is a yellow based concealer for concealing dark circles.

Sana Excel already makes a compact concealer for 800 yen that I have yet to try however the regular Sana brand has this new Make Essence Concealer that caught my eye since it has such a strong yellow base which is good for reflecting off of dark shadows and circles while concealing them up.

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I’ll have to get my hands on some of this soon and review because I’m curious how good it is! The normal Sana line up is pretty good so I suspect that perhaps Sana Make Essence Concealer will be just as good.

If you live in Japan this is available now for 950 yen at a local drugstore! I believe it’s brand new as this is the first time I’ve seen it.

Review to follow shortly!

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Isadora Holiday Collection 2008: IsaDora Diamond Ring with Gloss Review

The evil allure and temptation of IsaDora’s Holiday Collection got me good! I found myself captivated by the gorgeous IsaDora Diamond Ring with Gloss….I guess what they say is true…..Diamonds (and gloss too!) are a girl’s best friend!

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I’m unsure if it was the sparkling Swarovski crystals or the gloss housed inside that captured my heart when I seen this glittering cocktail ring but I do know I’ll be sporting it happily through the season, in fact I’m wearing it today! Why wait for the Holidays!?

The IsaDora Diamond Ring is a quite a heavy piece of jewelry! Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a wimpy little ring with a cute gloss thrown it! Far from it! The piece has a sterling silver quality and is quite a fashionable piece of custom jewelry! I’m a sucker for jewelry so this totally appeals to that side of my nature. The ring is an oval style triangle decorated with Swarovski crystals and baring the IsaDora name sake on it’s side.

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Wear it out for a bit of bling and slyly slip it open for gloss touch up on the go! The ring slides open to reveal a shimmering pink gloss to slick on lips on the fly!

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As you can see it’s difficult to resist all that shine, sparkle, and glimmer! Pairing up elegant jewelry and lipgloss…..total perfection! The Muse likey!

The IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008 has wormed it’s way into my heart and I’ll be indulging in further items very shortly! Look out for my review on the yummie palette soon!

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Rimmel London Shock Gloss 3D Mattifying Lipgloss

Ok…I wants Rimmel London Shock Gloss 3D Mattifying Lipgloss…..

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I’m not Rimmel’s biggest fan but I’m actually quite curious to try these new glosses! These are available in three shades so far for
3.99 within the UK. The Muse is hopeful we’ll see them US side soon.

Rimmel has adapted the popular Asian spatula style applicator that I simply love for gloss application! More brands seriously have to get on board with this awesome applicator!

The shades are entitled Intense (Clear Pink), Clearly Clear (Clear), and Amp’ed (Red). The formula supposedly gives a highly glossy finish however I have tried one Rimmel gloss prior that promised similiar and was a grave disappointment!

I think I’ll wait to try them out when they reach my side of the pond rather than spend money on airmail on an item I may not like!

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IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008: Dazzling Diamonds

Giving the gift of Diamonds doesn’t have to be expensive.

The IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Dazzling Diamonds has an assortment of inexpensive options to sparkle like a diamond this upcoming Holiday Season!

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Indulge your need for diamonds by selecting from the following items:

  • IsaDora Eyeshadow Palette $21 USD

Five metallic eye shadows housed in a gorgeous, elegant silver palette with mirror for stunning, dazzling holiday eyes!

  • IsaDora Diamond Ring with Gloss $55 USD

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so is this cocktail ring encrusted with Swarovski crystals to compliment your favorite holiday outfit! Flip it open and reveal the sparkling sheer pink gloss to give your lips a perfect amount of shimmer and shine!

  • IsaDora Lash Diamonds $14 USD

Reminiscent of Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles but half the price! Add a bit of sparkle, shimmer, and shine to your lashes using this easy pen!

  • IsaDora Fine Liner Eye Stylo $13 USD

Line and define eyes with this liquid eyeliner to create a sophisticated, polished look!

  • IsaDora Holiday Edition Perfect Moisture Lipstick $15 USD

Available in two shades enjoy whipping this beautifully packaged silver plated lipstick out of your purse!

  • IsaDora Diamond Lipgloss $14

Finish your holiday look with a bit of a sparkling diamond gloss!

This collection is both budget friendly and stunning! The Muse will definately be indulging in some, if not all, of this beautiful collection!

I’ll be reviewing the Isadora Dazzling Diamond Holiday Collection for you shortly!

Want it for yourself?

Check out www.amazon.com and www.cosmeticmall.com in November 2008 to grab yours!

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