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Pieces of Life: Summer Full Speed Ahead & Other Babblings

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Good morning lovely ladies!

Quickie note for you. Reviews are coming up shortly (they are scheduled to post throughout the day and into the evenings as per normal) and I’ll have a contest live in a few too. My last Summer Loving Giveaway winner was DM’ed on Twitter and should expect her package shortly! Yay!

It’s a rather nutty day at my office again today and it’s been heaps busy all week, knock wood that’s always a good thing, which means I’m behind on comments, emails, twitter, etc…….I’ll get to it all shortly just give me a few and I promise I’ll reach out and touch you soon.

On another note I think I might have missed a few comments if I didn’t reply go right ahead and leave your comment again and I promise to do so as soon as I can.

Today is the first fab day we had this June in New York City. Sun is out, humidity is high, and it looks like, finally, it’s Summer. Feels like a good day for lunch out with my best mate Jai as it’s ideal weather for sitting on a bench somewhere with a snack while the the world goes by.

Btw do you prefer reading posts in the day or the evening? I’ve been trying to schedule posts both in the day and in the evening and I’m wondering what’s more popular with the masses.

Anyway!

Wherever you are today I hope it’s great weather and you have a friendly face to share a spot of lunch with and not too hard a day of work ahead of you (I have the first two but the last not so much hehe).

Talk soon!

With hugs,
the Muse

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Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit

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Hehe I like when Ulta dupes Bare Essentials. Kinda cracks me up. A few months ago we had a muse about the Ulta Smokey Eye Kit.

Taking it one step further we now have the Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit.

The kit includes four mini mineral shadows, mineral eye liner, an eyeshadow brush, and an eye liner brush for $17.50.

What? Ulta needs to make a buck too. Props for trying to dupe BE, we applaud your efforts Ulta.

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Stash Spoglight: Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol Eye Shadow

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It’s been a while since I stash spotlighted hasn’t it? I thought I’d do a rather quickie post of a haul I did months ago when Sephora was killing Napoleon Perdis from it’s stores.

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Check it below!

I’m not Napoleon Perdis’s biggest supporter and yes I’ve been known to make fun of his tan a time or two. But I admit he had a few odd pieces in his collection that were decent enough one of which were the Eye Patrol Eye Shadows. I think they ran about $22 when they were fully priced at Sephora but I got them at the grand total of $6 bucks each when NP was axed. Btw take a peep at this post when I was predicting NP’s demise from Sephora, I’m such a blooming fortune teller.

These are really quite pretty so we must give Napoleon a few props for creating such a nice little shadow. They have a hint of shimmer, a soft silky texture, and very nice color pay off. Likey! Plus hauling all of ‘em for $6 bucks each didn’t hurt either.

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Anyone get these during the clearance sale?

Love ‘em?

Tell it!

Napoleon Perdis was not harmed during the making of this post.

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Beauty Abroad: L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection

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You all suck in the UK. Ok not really I absolutely adore Britain, all hail the Queen. The point is you guys always get the good stuff. Pout! ‘Bout to have a proper Muse tantrum after seeing the new L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection available exclusively at Boots UK.

Oh my gods wants!

Check it after this jump.

Bjooti posted about this today and I must say it intrigues me something fierce. I’m not a huge fan of L’Oreal but they have gone and outdone themselves with this collection. We got hi-def foundation, skin brightening primer, shimmery shadow, indeed this collection looks gorg!

Dear L’Oreal Paris,

Can we has Studio Secrets Professional Collection here in the states? If you bring it I will buy.

Also I’d love you forever too!

k, bye.

Talk soon.
the Muse

Check it:

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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How incredible do these look? You got one for anti-shine, one for anti-dullness, one for anti-redness, a solution for every skin type! £9.99 each and they look like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer but heaps cheaper! Want!

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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Available in 8 Shades for £15.99 (plenty of rosy under tones as well, score!)

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Ultra-Glossy Lip Lacquer

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Available in 11 shade selections with an ultra glossy finish supposedly. £7.99 Each.

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Lipstick

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Available in 23 shades for £8.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier Eye Shadows

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Slap me, I’m feeling excited about L’Oreal eyeshadow! Available in 16 shades for £5.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

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Available for £11.99

Well, that’s about it folks! Pretty nice right? I’m lemming a majority of it as everything looks super nice especially those primers. The price ranges aren’t too bad considering sterling is converting decently to USD at the moment although if available in the US it might be considerably lower priced with many coupon and sale options. I’m trying to sit on my hands and not jump on board asking people to haul me some as I’m wondering if Boots might go ahead and do a buy two get one sale soonish? But I know myself and I’ll jump to snag some way before that.

If you’re wanting it your options are to fly to the UK (not a terrible thing I’ll come with too!), have a friendly Brit buy some for you (check MUA, forums, etc…), or search evil-bay UK (on occasion deals do arise on the UK side of the evilness).

I must say this looks like an astoundingly good collection from L’Oreal and it’s a shame we probably won’t ever see in the US or if we do it’ll be sized down and revamped to be el suck.

What do you think?

UK’ers, anyone haulin’?

Tell it!

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Beauty News: Chantecaille Website Launches!

I’m ever so intimidated by the Chantecaille counter. Hold me I’m scared. Chantecaille reps scare the beegees outta me so I normally avoid the counter and order online if I’m self indulging myself in beautifully prestigious makeup. I don’t own a ton of Chantecaille but the few pieces I do have are safe guarded by two very large growling dogs but anyway onto the beauty news of the days!

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After a long, long, very long, pretty long, long, why did it take this long?, long time Chantecaille has gone live with it’s brand new website which includes an online shop with the entire Chantecaille collection!

Bless be! I think I heard an angel get it’s wings!

Click for the deets!

Chantecaille has had a website for a long time but it was rarely updated and you couldn’t purchase anything from it. How pleasant that the site is now newly revamped with an online store for browsing and finding out more about the brand and making possible purchases. Truly this is a great day.

So so long intimidating MA’s and hello chantecaille.com!

Happy news for any fans?

Tell it!

Also, free shipping from the site until August 12th if you’re wanting to dish our a few bucks on incredible cosmetics!

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