Beauty Abroad

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Chocolate Box Sets

I have quite a collection of B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful perfume and cosmetics! If you don’t know about B you’re really missing out!

B is Lush Cosmetic’s younger, glamorous little sister! It’s a vegan line of cosmetics, bath goodies, and perfumes created by (with a little help from a buncha other people) Mark Constantine, Lush’s owner!

B Cosmetics are legendary for bringing the glam and gorgeous to cosmetics with cute little bejeweled pots of blush, eyeshadows, etc…They also do an ultra glam line of perfumes in vintage bottles!

I may do a spotlight on my B stash this week sometime but until then I bring you some great gifts from B that are definately gorgeous!

Two sets introduced this year are the Chocolate Box Sets which contain your choice of three or six eyeshadows plus an eyeshadow brush!

You can select the colors of your choice that goes into the box! Weeee! How very fun!

B Shadows are pretty good quality. They do not contain much shimmer but they are extremely pigmented and go on smooth with long lasting results! They come in vibrant, bold shades that are simply beautiful!

So these as a gift or for yourself are pure perfection!

24.50 Gets you three B Shadows in your choice of color, one bejeweled shadow brush, and a gift box!
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49.95 Gets you six B Shadows, one bejeweled shadow brush, and a gift box!
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B Shadows are on par with MAC shadows so you’re getting a great little gift package that’s well worth your money!

If you’ll looking for an elegant gift for a special friend or makeup lover in your life this would surely be the perfect present!

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Specktra’s Product Muse Report for Duty!

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You might wish to visit the lovely Janice and Specktra Blog to check out your Muse’s latest entry icon wink

Today I covered the new Aube Jewerly Shower Eyes that was introduced for the Holiday Season! In celebration of the new color combo I hauled out some of my older palettes and made it a Aube Jewelry Shower Eye Affair!

Do click on over and have a peek!

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Tell me if you’re lemming the new palette or if you have these already how you like them!

Your Muse’s ears are always at listening attention to hear your comments, woes, likes, hates, and must haves!

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Awake Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection

The Muse has a coven of little elves to help her locate exciting goodies for you! So you might want to give a special thanks to the Muse’s mate and reader, Betsy, for locating this gorgeous little fine!

It appears you won’t need to stalk Japanese websites or beg friends to get you Awake’s Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection because Betsy has kindly pointed out that your local Neiman Marcus has it available for a mere $50 (Betsy also kindly pointed out you can nab it with Free Shipping by using coupon code WINTER). Have we told Betsy how much we love her for this?

Awake Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection as seen on Neiman Marcus
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This set includes Mascara, Dimensional Eye Color in Love Light and Angel Wing, Face Powder in Champagne Glow, Lip Gloss in Fairly Pink, and Nail Varnish in Magnetic Violet Sheer and let’s not forget it comes all wrapped up in a cute red awake box!

Want it?
Love it?
Go get it! Click!

Thanks again to Betsy for filling the Muse’s Christmas Wish List with dreams of the Awake Holiday Set!

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Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes 2007

Yay! I got my Lavshuca Holiday Palettes today! These actually arrived I think Friday or Saturday but I was unable to collect them until today from the post office icon wink

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They are now in my greedy, sweaty little hands and I couldn’t be more pleased!

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Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 01
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Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 02
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The palettes came in the cutest little gift box and if you happen to have a Japanese cosmetic lover in your life these would be the perfect gift!

They come packaged in separate parts. One part is the empty compact and the second part is your lipgloss, eyeshadow, and applicators. I assume that they package the parts separately for beautiful display reasons, it also keeps things nice and tidy during shipping, and finally it’s just good, old plain fun to put it all together into the compact yourself!

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The compact isn’t a hard shell it’s a durable cardboard which may sound worrying because you might be thinking this means it’s on the cheap and shoddy side. Fear not! The cardboard is quite sturdy and not cheap in the least. It’s covered in either a pink or gold foiling depending which color you end up purchasing with the lovely Lavshuca emblem on top.

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Inside there are two separate spots for the sponge eyeshadow applicator and lipbrush on either side with the eyeshadow and gloss smack in the middle. The Lavshuca emblem again graces the inside top of the palette.

I haven’t yet tried any of the colors but from what I can see the strip of eyeshadows are quite shimmery and gorgeous and I’m hoping it isn’t a spray of glitter but a sparkle straight to the core. You’ll also receive a sparkling lipgloss and a matte lipcream.

The size of the shadow strip is a tiny bit disappointing because it’s really NOT a whole lot of product but if you generally collect tons of palettes and shadows you won’t mind too much because chances are you won’t go through this very quickly! However, if you don’t own a ton of different shadows and you’ll be using this daily chances are you’ll get through it very quickly as it’s not a whole lot of product!

I have to say that at the moment I find them both very pretty but I do favor the 02 palette better than the 01.

02 eyeshadows consist of a white shimmering gold color, a shimmering yellow gold, and a shimmering brown with gold specks. The gloss is a sparkling golden brown color while the lipcream is a orange brown. Layering the gloss and lipcream will surely make a striking combo!

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01 is just as pretty and consists of a shimmering white with, it appears, to me, pink, a shimmering pink shade, and a darker purple. The gloss is a sparkling pinkish purple affair while the lipcream is rosebud pink.

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Overall, I’d say they are most definately worth a pick up! The Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes are Muse Approved for purchase!

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Do visit PJ to see A Touch of Blusher’s impression on these palettes you can also visit with RF at Make Up & Stuff and see some more about the Lavshuca’s Holiday Palettes!

Love ‘em?
Have ‘em?

Tell me!

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Bourjois Paris Eau De Gloss Review

Imagine a gloss that felt like a refreshing sip of water on your lips. Now imagine it coming in an array of fabulous shades.

What if I told you there was such a product available?

Well look no further icon wink Bourjois Paris’s Eau De Gloss contains 14% water content and is a slick, glossy, moisturizing treat for the lips!

I have two of these glosses and I adore them! I’m a big lover of lipgloss but I really hate how many brands leave my lips feeling tacky and sticky which is one reason Eau De Gloss gets the Muse’s approval for a great gloss! The gloss has a rather short bristle brush for applying so one application is never enough and I find I have to re-dip two or three times but aside from that minor flaw the gloss itself is a great formula as it does exactly what it advertises. It leaves my lips feeling refreshed and glossy minus the tack and stick of other glosses I use. It lasts quite a while with about a 3 hour time span before retouching up! I have this in Eau fraiche which is a clear color that’s perfect after I stain my lips or apply some lipstick. Slick some on and my lipstick or stain becomes gloriously glossy and shiny! I also have this in Framboise Glacee which is pigmented enough to wear with or without your favorite lipstick or lipstain beneath!

Each gloss is $15USD which isn’t too bad as you get quite a large bit of product!

Overall, these are a staple in my beauty arsenal and I definately love ‘em! I wish more glosses used the same formula as I wouldn’t mind the slick without the sticky!

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