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MAC SugarSweet FOTD

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The Muse is getting excited to get to MAC today for a good day of hauling some of the MAC SugarSweet Collection. It’s all looking rather tempting doesn’t it?

To celebrate I decided to use some of the items I already have from the collection paired up with a few items already in my beauty vault! Jump ahead for a peek at my SugarSweet FOTD!

I really love MAC eye shadow in Aquavert so I was happy to see it brought back. I honestly have plenty to last me so I won’t be indulging in another but it’s nice to see it brought back to life with the SugarSweet Collection. This morning I used Aquavert on my eyes and added some Kryolan Metallic Mint Green Eye Dust on top. I used the MAC Shadestick in Lemon Chiffon as a base and a highlighter for my brow bone.

On my lips I have a light application of MAC Lipstick in Lollipop Loving with a clear gloss on top. Lollipop Loving was released prior with Heatherette so I already had it in my collection. Lollipop Loving is a great shade but I find I have to do a light application with it otherwise it makes my full face look even fuller eep! It’s a frosty pearl nude finish that just isn’t as flattering on me as I’d like but a nice light layer with clear gloss works well.

To complete the look I used the new MAC MSF in Refined as a blush and a highlighter. It’s pigmented enough to give my cheeks a burst of peach! Refined isn’t as glittery as many MSF’s I already have but the flash from my camera makes it look like shimmer overload so no worries it is quite a nice satin finish without chunky glitter.

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I was going to do a Dear Cupcake look but I decided I was loving all the green so I went with that plus I thought that Refined would look better with a pop of green.

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Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow Review

The Muse is feeling all pretty in pink today as she’s wearing Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eyeshadow in Peekaboo Lace! Oh speaking of pink doesn’t that so remind you of Duckie from Pretty in Pink with Molly Ringwald? I had such a crush on Duckie….what the hell was Molly thinking when she dumped him for Andrew? And speaking of which how freaking disappointing was it that her dress turned out so bad? I thought she was going to whip up some Cinderella affair and she comes walking out of her bedroom in a scary pink straight jacket looking prom dress.

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Sadness, but hey at least her dad was played by Roman Grant right? That has to count for props that your dad is the future Prophet of Juniper Creek!

Oh hai did I get off track there for a second? You want to hear more about Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie dontcha? Ok, ok no more babblings about Pretty in Pink!

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Jump ahead for the pretty in Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Review!

There’s something terribly sexy about an eye shadow entitled Eye Lingerie. Sounds naughty doesn’t it? But it’s very fitting with Dianne Brill’s favorite line of “slipping it on”.

If you’re wanting a silky smooth pigmented shadow with a pretty pearl finish I highly suggest checking out Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow. The shadows come packaged in a faux matchbox, slip it open to reveal the sweet lacy silver compact. Decked out with a lacy fishnet stocking and a ribbon this eye shadow is probably like no other in your collection. Flip open the compact to reveal a nice size mirror and an even nicer sized shadow! These shadows are nice and large so you’ll be looking pretty for a long time with daily use. The shade I tried was Peek-a-Boo Lace which happens to be a great dupe for the Dianne Brill Blush I recently tried. The color is a pretty pink with a solid base of gold, blended onto the lid you’ll get a morphed shadow of pinks and golds that’s unique and quite beautiful. It’s quite like the shade of blush I recently reviewed entitled Rose Gold Pearl so pairing the two up will make you very pretty in pink!

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The formula of the shadow is very silky, blends easily, and is quite pigmented. If you’re wanting to multitask a bit you can probably get away with dipping a blush brush in the shadow and sweeping across cheeks for a pink, gold highlight on face and cheeks! Pretties!

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All in all I continue to be impressed with the quality and uniqueness of Dianne Brill Cosmetics. If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the normal cosmetic lines do check out Dianne Brill!

Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow is Muse Approved for purchase! Absolutely loves this one.

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Check out further information about Dianne Brill by www.diannebrill.com and purchase Dianne Brill Cosmetics at www.beautyhabit.com

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Cargo Plant Love Bronzer, Eyeshadow, and Lipstick Review

Green goes glam with the new Cargo Plant Love Cosmetics Collection! Cargo’s Plant Love Collection is one of the few organic/natural lines I’ve tried that’s actually really, really good.

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Normally I find that collections that embrace their green friendly side end up forsaking quality but I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the items I tried out from the line.

Jump ahead to hear my review!

The entire Plant Love Collection is natural in origin including it’s packaging. Plant Love is free of parabens, phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic dyes, and fragrances. The packaging on each item is made from polylatic acid which is a polymer made up entirely from corn! Soak the box from your purchase in water and plant it! It’s embedded with wildflower seeds. Pretty cool right?

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I’m honestly not a fond fan of bronzer as you may already know from reading my past reviews however I’ve taken baby steps to embrace the bronzer world. When I tried out Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origin Bronzer I was a bit skeptical and worried as the shade isn’t particularly flattering in the pan. The color is a dull brown without a hint of shimmer, you know that the Muse minus shimmer is never a pretty event. However, I felt determined to give this a try and I was quite pleasantly surprised and shocked how much I loved it.

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The shade is actually quite natural, sheer, and easy to blend. I actually used it conjunction with a tiny bit of my Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot. I applied a bit of the Rouge Pot to my cheeks and topped it with this. The bronzer deepened the rouge and created a very soft focused, healthy, glowing look. This is made with natural terracotta ingredients minus harmful parabens. Considering the product is so sheer it creates a glow rather than going overboard into the land of Oompa Loompa as some bronzers are known to do. I liked the overall effect and I’m actually delighted that I liked it so much.

Now the real star of the show are the Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origins Eye Shadow. Oh. My. God. So good. You really need to try these out. They blend like an absolute dream! The formula is so light yet manages to have sincerely great color payoff. The shadow glides onto the eye beautifully well and blends perfectly. I tried a few colors which I’ll review for you in a second post but the shade I was most in love with was Parakeet which was a beautiful orangy copper with a nice shimmer finish. The shade is ideal for a warm Summer look.

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The last product I tried was the Plant Love Lipstick. Two dollars from every sale of the lipstick sale benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The formula of the lipstick is paraben-free which makes it a great find however I wasn’t too captivated by the formula. It has great color pigmentation and gives a nice rich color to lips however the texture was a tad bit too hard for me and didn’t feel too moisturizing on my lips. However, considering how natural it is I do think its well worth a repurchase. The shade I tried was Sagarmatha, a rosy taupe shade.

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For my look below I used the Plant Love Bronzer on my cheeks, forehead, and face. On my eyes I’m using Plant Love Eyeshadow in Parakeet and on my lips I have on Plant Love Lipstick in Sagarmatha. I’m looking quite like Summer in the dead of Winter but I just loved how the look came out overall thanks to the great effect of the bronzer and the beautiful shade of shadow!

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All in all I think the line is pretty incredible and well worth checking out for yourself especially if you’re “green” friendly. Although it’s quite natural and organic it doesn’t forsake quality in anyway. After trying out a few pieces I’m wanting to get to Sephora to explore further!

Cargo Plant Love is available now from Sephora or visit www.cargocosmetics.com for further info!

The Cargo Plant Love Collection is Muse Approved for purchase! Loves it!

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Stila Pomegranate Crush Review

Although I’ve already reviewed Stila Pomegranate Crush this past Holiday Season, I couldn’t help but bring it out to play again as it is after all an official release for Stila Spring 2009.

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I’m a big lover of Stila Cherry Crush so when I first got the chance to try an early release of Stila Pomegranate Crush I was dashing around circles in excitement. Stila Cherry Crush scored major points with the Muse so she had all sorts of high hopes for Stila Pomegranate Crush.

It just so happens that I fell hard for Stila Pomegranate Crush almost instantly and think it deserves a re-review for Spring!

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The product comes housed in an awesome little click pen and applies easy to both face and cheeks with a quick stroke of the brush. I love the packaging however I did have some reserves about using the same item on my face that I had just used on my lips….sooooooooo to solve my dilemma and my anal germ obsession I’m happily sporting two of the pens one of which I use on my face and the other on my lips.

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Pomegranate Crush is deeper in color when compared to Cherry Crush. It’s a much richer pink and gives cheeks that perfect natural flush that makes you look like you’ve just been kissed, just stepped out of the cold, or just been pinched on the cheeks. Taking all three of those things and bottling them up into a click pen is sheer genius. Pinched cheeks are absolutely essential for a youthful, fresh, natural look in the Muse’s opinion and very flattering for Spring.

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The formula is a gel base and not at all drying on the lips or the skin. I did think Cherry Crush was tastier where as this doesn’t have too much of a scent or taste. I actually like both Pom and Cherry Crush better than I do Benetint as the packaging is super travel friendly and the color is more natural and pigmented.

Stila Pomegranate Crush is one of those great items to have in your purse for a quick burst of color onto cheeks to make you go from the stress of eight hours of work to the natural, freshness of a well rested you. It’s a simple, little to no makeup look that makes life simple and makes you look fabulously gorgeous. Can’t name many products that do all that with a simple twist of a pen!

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I absolutely adore it and it’s Muse Approved for purchase! Def a Spring and Summer essential!

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The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Roseflower Lips Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD

The Muse was feeling every so hopeful that the new Body Shop RoseFlower Lips would turn out as good as they looked in the promo pictures. Although for the most part it was the Roseflower Blush that called my name, I do so admit that the lippes were equally as beautiful.

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Turns out they are beautiful and have a super fab formula to go along with ‘em too!

Read ahead to find out all about them!

I’m pretty impressed overall with The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection. In particular I thought that The Body Shop paid special attention to packaging this year which didn’t go unnoticed by this Muse, whom happens to be a packaging junkie. The new RoseFlower lipsticks come housed in a crystal clear tube which for the most part isn’t anything too special however wrapped around the inside tube is a gorgeous pink overlay with pretty little rose flower emblems that totally tickled this Muse.

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Aside from the uber pretty packaging the lipsticks themselves are truly a rather great find. I tried out two of the three shades and both were very pretty and flattering for the Spring weather. The formula is nicely moisturizing and leaves behind a shiny, glossy pigmented pout. As advertised the lipsticks contain organic beeswax and marula oil which repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier. In keeping with it’s rose theme the lipsticks taste and smell like a delicate rose which adds a certain charm to the overall lipstick. If you’re lips tend to be drier you’ll love the formula as gloss is completely optional considering that the lipsticks themselves leave behind a nice shiny lip look.

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The colors I tried were Deep Pink and True Pink. Although both shades were lovely I thought True Pink was the better rose shade that paired up beautifully with pink cheeks and a pink eye look that I created this morning. Deep Pink is strangely named as there isn’t any question it’s pink but it’s more of a fun fuchsia shade rather than a true deep pink shade.

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At $16 USD per a lipstick I didn’t think they were too badly price considering they deliver with a high quality lipstick and lovely packaging to go along with it.

Overall, I’m quite pleased with both shades and think I’ll add the 3rd shade to my collection. Perfect for your Spring looks, Roseflower Lips from the Body Shop are Muse Approved for purchase. The Muse liked ‘em alot!

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