Beauty Abroad

Banila Co "Blue" Summer Collection

Blues and Aquas are hot this season and one of the Muse’s favorite Korean brands jumps right on that bandwagon and takes blue to a smoking hot level!

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Check out the Blue Collection from Banila Co! Sweet right? I’m loving the promo images for this one and I’ll definately be indulging in most of the collection!

Six colors of a cream eyeshadows are being released entitled Eye Love Aqua Shadow. W8,500 per a color which rounds out to a little over $8 USD! I’m particular in love with the colors Aqua Ice and Mint Ice!

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Also released are the Lip Love Aqua Gloss which is available in 4 shades! Each color is W8,000 which converts to a little less than $8 USD! I love the nice natural glossy color on the model’s lips! Yum!

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And finally two eyeshadows were also released with the collection! I’m wanting both! A pink variation and a blue! I’m picturing these will be go very well together!

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Some very promising releases for Summer from Banila Co!

I’ll be reviewing these items for you shortly but for now you’ll have to drool over these images!

Do pop back soon as I post more details about HOT new collections popping out of Korea this Summer!

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Eyeko New Releases for Summer 2008 and New Packaging too!

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Eyeko is my favorite little brand in all of England (and that’s sayin’ something considering what a Lushie I am!).

It appears Eyeko has a few new items up on it’s site that I did spy with my little eye! One product in particular that caught my eye was my very favorite cream in new clothes!

Eyeko’s popular cream has been revamped and repackaged and is looking quite glam! The Muse is excited as she’s running low so a new package definately appeals!

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I guess Eyeko went all out for Spring/Summer because I see quite a few new items available on the website!

How about some Eyeko Eye Beauty Eyeshadows?

5.00 gets you a fun tin of eyeshadows to make yourself pretty! These appear similar to Pop’s Eye Cake but they have my heart for the cute design on the package! Three options to choose from too! The Muse has her eye on the Pretty Eye Palette!

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If it’s sparkle and shimmer you seek I imagine Eyeko has you covered with it’s new Sparkle Powder! 5.00 gets you a cute box full of candy scented shimmer to dust where you please!

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You might need something to remove all the makeup on your face at the end of the day so Eyeko has new Face Off Wipes! Grab a box of 20 for 5.00 and wipe all that makeup off your face with a pre-soaked towelette that contains only good things for your skin like Vitamin E! They claim to remove water proof mascara too! I’m on it!

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I’m always looking for my holy grail concealer might Eyeko’s new Touch Up and Go Concealer be it? At 5.00 I can afford to say yes to a test drive!

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Considering our good friend Kylie Minogue is such a great fan of Eyeko Cream she should be happy about the release of Eyeko’s Touch Up and Glow Highlighter! Click your way to beautiful for 5.00!

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All of Eyeko’s new items are in my cart for purchase! I’ll definately bring you a review shortly!

Love Eyeko?

Want any of the new line up?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Abroad: Bourjois Paris Cream Blush

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As always, the US is slow as poke to jump on the cool wagon! Bourjois Paris has updated all of it’s sites, aside from the American one, with a new Summer Collection that includes………drum roll please………Cream Blush!

Behold:

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Why oh why aren’t we getting this? When did life become so bloody unfair? Who was it that upset the Bourjois Paris Gods!? I demand to know!

At this point I think it’s safe to say we may not be seeing this as the Summer Collection for Bourjois Paris has already made an appearance at Sephora however I am keeping hope alive that maybe, somehow, some way, this wonderful cream blush will make an appearance as a late Summer release!

Pray with me?

Want ‘em?

Love ‘em as much as me?

Join me in sending some good vibrations towards Bourjois Paris and maybe just maybe they’ll hear us and grant us this one little favor!

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Jelly Pong Pong Summer Collection 2008

Leave it to our friends at Jelly Pong Pong to get creative for Summer!

How about Egg Confetti for your bath?

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Real Eggs filled with moisturizing, fruity smelling bath powder! Hmmmmm count the Muse excited!

These look simply divine! Two scent options are available for your bathing pleasure, Apple and Rhubarb and Blackcurrant and Orange. Yum! Each set contains 6 eggs and are 10.00 GBP (About $20 USD).

I’m wondering how they plan on shipping these beauties without them breaking hmmmmmm……………..

Want some more Jelly Pong Pong?

Check out the face charts below to create a gorgeous, vibrant face for Summer!

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Summer Collections 2008: Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow Review

I’m trying to cover as many as the Summer releases as I can get my hands on. I know many of you trust my opinion and come here prior to doing your purchasing so I want to say thanks for putting SO much faith in my reviews!

Here’s some sneak peeks of upcoming reviews:

Tarte’s Spring and Summer Collections
Urban Decay’s Summer Collection
Benefit Posietint (I know you’re eagerly awaiting this…!)
La Mer Reviews (Many, many e-mails about this! I’m reviewing a few of the items! In particular I was asked about the powder! It’s coming shortly!)
Dior Extreme Fix Powder (Lots of questions and emails! Review is upcoming!)
Lavshuca Summer Palettes
KATE Eyeshadow Palettes
Aube Fruitina Glosses
and much, much, more!

Don’t see something you want reviewed? Yell at me!

P.S. If you wrote me an e-mail I’ll get back to you as soon as possible! It may take a while but I do my best to write everyone back! I get flooded with e-mails daily and it’s sometimes very difficult for me to write back in a timely manner but I do appreciate every single one of your emails and promise to get to you all shortly icon smile

Now on with today’s review of Bourjois Paris Shimmer Liquid Eyes Shadow. This is a first for Bourjois Paris as far as I know. They have never had liquid or cream shadows prior to this release and it’s an interesting release for sure.

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This is an inventive little product that deserves some raves. You might be wondering why I’ve dubbed this inventive considering it’s not really anything we haven’t seen before right? Well…the formula is a very interesting thing and the packaging.

I’ll start by mentioning the texture, formula, etc….The name is fitting as this is a liquid shadow and not so much a cream. Cream shadows are dense and this is more of a liquid texture. The formula blends beautifully and it’s quite an interesting and unique experience applying this. You may (or may not) notice from my pictures of the product and in the pictures of me wearing this that the color morphs slightly. It goes from a lighter to darker. Within the packaging it appears almost as if it’s swirling around from a lighter shade to a darker shade. This carries out the same effect during application. I applied on my lid and smoothed it into place and what I came up with was an interesting lighter to darker effect on my lids. It almost seems as if I am wearing a lighter shade of shadow on my inner lid and on my outer lid it appears like I applied a darker shade. Very interesting. The finish has some shimmer but it carries more of a metallic look that’s very shiny on.

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Now the packaging deserves a mention too. In a similar vein as it’s loose eyeshadows Bourjois Paris decided to go pretty much the same route with these. It’s a cute plastic container with a screw top. Open it up and you’ll have another enclosure with the wand applicator. The brush is nice and large and captures the product wonderfully so you end up with a nice loaded brush ready to go for application! One application should do the trick as the product is pretty pigmented however if you prefer a darker look go ahead and apply another shade or two (I only did one application in my FOTD’s). The product dries pretty quickly so blending should take place as soon as you’ve swiped the brush on your eye! I did find if I applied a second coat on top of a dry coat it didn’t cause any flaking or smudging which was great!

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These are definately worth heading to Sephora to have a look at. Honestly, it’s probably the easiest liquid/cream shadow I’ve ever worked with. If you read my blog daily you might know I really hate cream shadows but lately I’ve found some great ones and this is turning into a great one! These are $16 USD each and sadly only available in six shades at the moment! Let’s hope they extend the line and add a few more color selections!

The colors I got were Rose Electron which is a soft rose pink and Beige Metallique which is a beautiful, neutral beige with tiny hints of gold!

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Ok so here’s some Face of the Day pics using both colors! Hopefully you aren’t too tired of my mug! I just think it’s cool to do the review with FOTD’s because you can see how the product looks on!

I think you can see how well the eyeshadow morphs in this photo! See how it looks pale pink in the middle of my lid and grows darker on the outer lid?
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If you’re loving my blush do catch my article on Aromaleigh Rocks! Mineral Powder Blush! They are my latest obsession!

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All in all I think these cute little shadows are worth a look at! I’m going to go ahead and slap them with a big Muse Approval for purchase! The Muse likey!

Have these?

Want ‘em?

Do tell the Muse! I’m listening!

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Discover my hate for Bourjois Paris Clubbing Mascara by clicking here!

Enjoy my raves for Bourjois Paris Minis by visiting here!

Click here to see more of the Bourjois Paris Summer Collection at the website!

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