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Ettusais Glitter Princess Collection Review

Yay! It’s Monday! Who would think Monday would be so exciting right!? It’s exciting because I have some new goodies to show you as Japanese Spring Collection Week continues from last week!

This morning I wanted to show you Ettusais’s Glitter Princess Collection with an FOTD however the FOTD part is a bit late coming so I’ll upload it later today!

However, I can show you the small haul I got from this collection now!

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A few other Spring Collections made a dent in my wallet but Ettusais Collection I sorta skipped on! As cute as it was I didn’t get too crazy in my selections and only ended up hauling two glosses and an eyeliner from the items that were released.

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The collection consists of 5 Glitter Eyeliners and 3 Lipglosses, you can see my original post about the collection by clicking here.

The liner I got was the pink one. I decided on the pink because I truly don’t have too many pink liners in my collection and I thought it would look great with gold shadows and such. The other liners were tempting but I was trying to practice some sort of willpower as I purchased the entire lot of MJ Jeweling Eye Pencils this Fall and I was thinking to myself do I really need the entire 5 color selection of Ettusais Glitter Pencils? I think not. Best stick with one!

Yay for me keeping my word and getting only one!

The color is actually very nice and as predicted goes well with gold as I used it this morning to create a beautiful gold and pink look. The amount of glitter in the pencil is ok. Not really good or great but just ok. The pencil is at first a bit difficult to apply as the texture is hard but it warms up quick enough and slides on pretty well with minimal tugging. The liner color is a deep funky pink while the glitter within is silver.

In all honesty the color reminds me of a lipliner rather then an eyeliner pencil but it’s still a really cool color to have in my beauty arsenal!

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Overall, it’s rather an inexpensive yet nice pencil at 1050 Yen (about $10 or less USD). You’re not blowing a whole lot of cash on it and it has some pretty good sparkle and color pay off. I’m just not sure I liked the texture though as it went on rather cakey but it is a nice color as I said and does have a good amount of sparkle to it!

I’d say skip it if you can’t get it retail! If you have the means of getting it at cost then pick up one or two colors to try it out for yourself!

The other two items that I ended up with were the pink and red lipglosses. These I’m very happy with aside from some minor ranting which I’ll get to shortly.

Each has a nice, healthy dose of shimmer to them and the applicator is your standard spatula style which I love as you can really load up on gloss with this style of applicator (gotta love the Japanese!).

The swirls in the gloss are actually not for design only. You have two styles of swirl in the gloss one of which is a pigmented lipshade. If the applicator happens to hit it you’ll get a nice tint of colors to your lips as well as gloss! The other swirl is a dose of glitter and again if the applicator happens to hit it you’ll get a bit of a silver tinge to the your lips when applied!

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The formula is highly glossy, shiny, and very water based for a moisturizing, beautiful finish to your lips. If you love glosses that feel wet all day this be the gloss for you!

Minor rants.

The pretty swirls will get messed up after dipping in a few times with the applicator *sniff*! That stinks but what can you do?

And my biggest rant of all would be the lack of flavor to the gloss. Sigh. Why oh why don’t the Japanese flavor glosses? It’s rare I’ve run across a gloss that was flavored Japan side! Why!? I really miss the flavor but I guess it prevents me from chewing the gloss off! I’m sure I’ve ingested my fair share of gloss to last me this lifetime so I guess the lack of flavor is a good thing right?

The glosses are worth picking up if you have the means of getting them at retail which is 1575 yen (about $15 USD) if not I’d say they are safe to skip! As nice as they are paying jacked up costs for them isn’t worth it!

This mini collection form Ettusais is quite a nice selection of goodies but not one of the best I’ve run across this Spring so I’ll have to refrain from sticking a Muse Approval Seal on it!

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Kesalan Patharan Spring Collection 2008: Spring ColorVeil

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Kesalan Patharan website has been updated with the newest Spring Collection and it looks very promising which means I’ll definately be bugging friends to get me some of this!

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The base creator looks very nice which consists of a Nuance Color, Highlight Color, Cheek Color, and Shading Color. Knowing me I’d just dip my entire fluff brush in it and just smooth it over my face to lighten and freshen up my look!

Two selections are available for the Base Creator which are the Orange and Pink. Both shades are LE and 4200 yen each.

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Three lipglosses have been introduced as well which are LE and 2300 yen each. They all look super nice! The colors are very vibrant and bold! I’m loving these and particularly liking the darkest shade of pink.

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Lipgloss Color Selections:
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Other items available are new colors of the Facecolor N palettes in a brown and blue selection:

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They also happened to update with some new brow powders and such but these don’t really hold much interest to me!

The real star of the show are the gorgeous, bold, vibrant glosses! At least for me these are definately appealing!

Overall, it’s a very nice set of goodies!

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Gransebon Spring Collection 2008: LoveSomeLady

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Gransenbon has updated it’s site with a very tiny Spring Collection! From what I’ve seen they are only introducing three new colors in the Grand Eye Eyeshadow Palettes.

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I don’t think these are LE so no use going crazy trying to locate them! Appears they may become part of the general catalog but sadly I’m not completely sure.

The new palettes are Apricot Chai, Lady Grace, and Mermaid Tiara.

To be honest I’m not jumping around in excitement as these look like palettes I already have in the series so I may safely skip!

For your viewing pleasure some of the Grand Eye Eyeshadow Palettes from my personal collection:

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Japanese Spring Collection Cosmetic Week Concludes

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It’s sadly the end of the week and I have to bring a close to Japanese Spring Collection Week!

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I wish I had more time on the weekend to update but I find I get too busy to blog during the weekends so you guys will have to wait until Monday for more goodies!

The wait will be worth it! I promise sweet treats for next week’s entries!

Sneak Peek for next week:

Majolica Majorca’s Spring Collection
KATE’s Spring Collection
Ablion Epirse Spring Collection
Ettusais Glitter Princess Collection (Click here for details)

And much, much more!

If you missed any of my posts this week here’s a break down of what I’ve covered so far:

Click here to see KATE’s New Gel Mascara Reviewed!

Click here to read about Lavshuca’s Spring Collection!

Click here to see the Kiss Chocolatier Spring Collection with an FOTD!

Click here to see Lavshuca’s new Noble On palettes in action!

Click here and here to see some of the new Magie Deco, Jill Stuart, and Lunasol Palettes from the Muse’s mate and reader, Betsy!

If you’d like to discuss any of these brands, have any questions, or anything else do post ‘em here! The Muse is all ears!

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First Impressions: Paul & Joe X Disney Collection

I need to relax. What better way to relax then to blog?

Japanese Spring Collection week continues with the eagerly anticipated X Disney Collection! I blogged about this Collection not so long ago in a prior post (Click for details!) and soon after I knew I had to have the entire set!

How freaking cute is the packaging on this? My god I’m in love!

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The collection consists of a lip treatment, handcream, and face powders.

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My favorite of the collection are the two face powders! The packaging is like Guerlain’s Meteorites but a tiny bit smaller in size. I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of powder beads inside but the packaging, quality, and pigment of the product make up for it!

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The powders come in two shades one of which is a beautiful pink! The packaging on the pink shade features Flower, the lovable skunk from Bambi! Awwww! These come with a cute powder puff with ribbon which really makes me love it even more for the girlish Victorian factor! I can’t help myself I love cute cosmetics! Don’t you!?

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The pink is a beautiful shade and can be worn alone if you so desire or used as a highlighter. The color is pigmented enough that you can easily get away with using it as a blush! I guess the puff isn’t a conventional way of applying but it works well enough for dotting onto your cheeks! I used some of this last night but decided to use my #187 to pick up the color! It worked a treat because the #187 didn’t become saturated with color it just picked up enough to highlight my chubby cheeks hehe!

The peach color features Bambi on the box! Oh my god so cute! I wanna lick the box! My favorite is Flower but I love Bambi just as much! The peach does remind me of the Jill Stuart Blush in 05 Orange Blush (Click here to see the color) and I found it a bit chalky in comparison to the silky texture of the pink. However, it needs to be tested a bit more prior to making my final decision! Like the pink it’s nicely pigmented to use as a blush or a highlighter! Yet again a disappointing amount of product but hey we got the cute packaging right? Right!

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The other two items in the set were a handcream and a lip treatment. The handcream is a lovely cooling, moisturizing orange scented cream for your hands. Nothing really special here but the packaging does include Lady from Lady and the Tramp!

The lip treatment is quite yummie tasting but don’t be fooled into thinking it’ll be good for use with lipstick or as a glossy finish for your lips. This is a lip treatment so it’s good to moisturize but doesn’t leave your lips glossy or shiny! It’s most definately not good for use over lipsticks either. The packaging features sweet Marie from The AristoCats! Awwwwwwwwww! I’m so in love. Did I mention that?

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I can’t squeal enough about this collection! It’s so cute!

Overall, a job well done for Paul & Joe! A beautiful selection of very cute items!

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