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Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss Review

You know how the Muse is always going on and on about Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lip Gloss? Well, for Spring 2009 we have Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss which is actually an off the hook dupe of Too Faced Mirror Mirror plus it’s a fraction of the cost.

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Dude…for serious you need some.

The buzz on Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss is all good. Milani Buzz Worth Lip Gloss is currently available in 9 Shades at a cost of $5.49 USD per a tube (sometimes less if you score it on sale!). Enriched with honey but without the tacky, sticking feel these glosses are absolutely awesome. A mirror like finish and highly glossy lips await you for a nice budget friendly price tag.

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I highly recommend snagging some of these and I’m Muse Approving ‘em for purchase as the price is right and the quality is definitely there.

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I really loved Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss because of it’s incredibly glossy formula so when I tried these out I knew I could offer a wallet friendly option to my readers that wasn’t going to break the bank. The formula offers extraordinary high shine and a mirror-like finish to lips without stickiness or that irritating tacky feeling. It glides on beautifully and has a sheer to medium coverage depending on your color choice. The glosses are quite tasty and sweet plus they smell delicious, that’s always a plus in my book as I prefer a flavored gloss. The formula is paraben-free and contains plenty of good for you ingredients like vitamins A & E.

The applicator took a little getting used to as it’s extra long and distributes a bit too much product but after a bit of practice I was all for it as it works well at getting product onto lips and creating a full lip look with a nice high gloss finish. I tried the shades Bee Rich and Bee Mine both of which had different finishes. Bee Rich had more of a sheer glossy finish even though in the tube it’s a popping red where as Bee Mine had a good amount of pigment to create a nice glossy pink pout.

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I seriously can’t rave enough about the quality on these and think they are well worth picking up. Considering that Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss is $16 USD plus only has six shades available I’d say that Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss is a fabulous find offering more variety and a smaller price tag! Good stuff! The Muse likey. Alot.

Grab ‘em now at CVS or check out Milani for further information.

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Musings of the Day: MAC Attack!

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I’m such a makeup geek so I’m of course loving this Musing!

So spill it…just single shadows….How many MAC shadows do you have in your stash?

Find out my answer after the jump!

Just counting my singles, not my doubles or my palettes, I was surprised to learn I don’t have nearly as many MAC single eye shadows as I thought I did!

Grand total:

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Stila Precious Pearl Palette Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD

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Arrr me maties all your Stila Precious Pearl Palettes belongz to me!

Or in this case they belongz to the Muse! Sorry Jack!

One of the Muse’s favorite palettes this season falls on the shoulders of Stila with it’s uber fabulous Precious Pearl Palette. Combining six bright, bold, fun shades for Spring into one compact palette and the Muse will quickly agree that it’s a must have item to amp up your look this coming Spring!

Stila The Precious Pearl Palette contains six brand new shades of Stila silky, smooth, pigmented eyeshadow but wait that’s not all! These new shadows supposedly are infused with genuine crushed pearl. Hey, we went through the crushed diamond phase why not crushed pearl too?

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Pearl is one of the natural wonders of the world it appears as it supposedly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin with a youthful glow. I dunno about all that but take my word for it that the shadows in this palette are well worth your time as they are truly stunning shades that will allow you to create endless vibrant looks this season!

The shadows are tucked inside a slim line vintage compact with a real mother-of-pearl overlay. The palette style mimics that of the popular Stila Kitten Palette released last Summer. It’s a tiny palette that packs plenty of goodies inside.

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The shadows included are:
  • White Gold-Soft shimmering white with a heavy dose of golden shimmer
  • Soft Pink-Sweet, pastel baby pink with white shimmer
  • Mid-Tone Pink-a bright, bolder pink with pink shimmer
  • Deep Blue-Dark, blackish navy with plenty of blue shimmer
  • Green-True green with hints of blue and green shimmer
  • Gold-Dirty golden yellow with gold shimmer

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All the shades in the palette are vibrant, richly pigmented, and blend like an absolute dream. I can never quite explain the texture and formula of a Stila shadow but they almost feel like a cream as they glide on. Quite a nice formula on the eye and one swipe should do you well as the shadows are amazingly pigmented.

You create an endless stream of looks with the Stila Precious Pearl Palette! I created three separate looks below. All the shades worked very well on me but I did have a tiny bit of a problem with the blue as it is an intense shade so I ended up using it as a liner shade as it worked best as such.

For the look below I used the white gold as a color wash and used the true gold shade all over my lid and crease.

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For this look I used the green all over my lid and crease and a tiny bit of the blue to contrast the shade in my crease. Some more blue to liner my bottom lash line finished the look!
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This look used the lighter pink on my lid and the brighter shade of pink to contrast from the v of my eye towards the crease.
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Overall, the palette is a steal at $40 USD (less than $7 USD per a shadow when broken down) and is particularly great for anyone who wants a colorful look for the Spring! I really liked this one and I hope Stila continues putting out more palettes in this style as they are fabulous quality and include plenty of product for creating endless looks. Muse Approved for purchase all the way!

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Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm

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Smith’s newest lip balm brings a little bit vanilla, a little bit chocolate, and a hint of mocha coffee……

Hmmm the Muse likey! Jump ahead to find out who has it and why the Muse thinks you needs it!

I’m a fan girl when it comes to Smith’s lip balms so when I heard they had a new balm entitled Mocha Rose I was all about it!

This new balm contains an infusion of chocolate, vanilla, and mocha coffee plus of course that special hint of rose to add a dewy gloss to parched lips! Of course, lips aren’t the only place you can use a tin of Smith’s salve. Grab some to use on rough hands, cuticles, cracked heels, and so much more.

Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm is available now at Beauty Habit for $7 USD so grab one, the Muse thinks it’s an absolute must have!

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Moroccan Mystery: From The Body Shop, With Love Giveaway

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How’s a little mystery for today sound? A Moroccan Mystery no less! The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Mystery that is!

Courtesy of our friends at The Body Shop today I’ll be hosting a one day/24 Hour Giveaway that’ll feature many of the brand new items from The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection! Jump ahead to read how you can enter to win!

The Body Shop decided to spoil you with a little love this year which includes a gift pack from their brand new Moroccan Rose Collection which includes all of the following fabulous goodies listed below.

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Each day, one of 14 different beauty blogs is giving out a clue to a different product on The Body Shop website. Simply follow the clue to the yummie Body Shop treat and than post the product name into the widget below. Remember the name of the product goes into the widget box not my comment box. Since the widget box allows one entry per ip address I’ll be personally adding a secondary entry for anyone who heads over to The Body Shop Blog and comments on this post about why they like the new Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body and Makeup Collection and why they’d like to win it!

This contest runs for one day only so you must hurry to enter as tomorrow it’ll move on to a new blog which in turn gives you a brand new chance to win the gift set from a different blog. For a list of other blogs that will be taking part in The Body Shop Moroccan Mystery please visit The Body Shop Blog.

Here’s your clue for today:

“When you’re ready to get up and go, your hands get tingly with anticipation. Don’t bite your nails, though, even if you think they’ll taste like a toasted flavorful treat. You’ll go nuts for this special treatment.”

Clickie for the answer!

Remember put the answer, your name, and email address into the widget to be entered to win and don’t forget to visit The Body Shop Blog to tell ‘em what you love about the collection and why you’d like to win it. This contest is open to US residents only.

Good Luck!

By entering your name and email address below you are giving me permission to share your name with The Body Shop so that your prize package will be sent to you. Please keep this in mind prior to entering the contest. The contest is open to US Residents Only, I’m sorry about that one guys!

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