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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!

Sportin’ Stila Pomegranate Crush on cheeks and lips

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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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Yay or Nay: Demeter Fragrance Library

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Demeter Fragrance Library is a vast un-ending array of unique fragrances that are sure to please just about everyone but are they a Yay or a Nay?

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Jump ahead to tell me your version of the story!

Tricky, tricky, tricky is the question today! It’s so difficult for the Muse to figure out if she’s on the yay team or the nay team when it comes to Demeter Fragrance Library.

One of the perks of Demeter is the ridiculous amount of unique blends available and how much product they put out over the course of the year. Tons and tons of LE blends are added daily some of which are borderline strange, unique, and terribly fun! Think Playdoh, Lobster, and Dirt for example!

As fun and fabulous Demeter is one minor problem plagues the brand which would be the linger of each EDT. The scents are all extremely fun but some suffer from a rather short burst of fragrance that lasts an hour if you’re lucky or less if you’re not so lucky. Sadly, it seems the amount of “toilette” that goes into each fragrance versus the amount of perfume oil is a pretty high ratio which means little to no scent time. My skin happens to suck these up at a crazy speed so within 30 minutes at most I’m having to reapply. However, the good news is that some are mighty strong, the Muse just wishes they all were.

So the question remains are they a Yay or a Nay?

I can’t help but say I’m on the Yay team for these as the variety outweighs the formula in this case and I do so adore quirky perfumes plus they aren’t terribly expensive that spraying yourself every hour on the hour won’t hurt the bank too much.

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Yup, it’s a firm yay for me! I loves ‘em! Can’t help myself!

How about you?

Demeter Fragrance Library in your Yay book? Or Nay!?

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Stash Spotlight: Urban Decay Eye Shadow

As the Muse recalls the addiction to makeup started with the purchase of one Urban Decay Eye Shadow….

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The downward spiral into makeup addiction hell began soon after!

All that glitter, all that pigment, all that bloody shimmer…who wouldn’t want to collect them all?

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Jebus,

I’ve sinned many, many times with my Urban Decay Eyeshadow purchases….please forgive me? You know you loves ‘em too but it’s ok if you don’t want to admit it.

Your faithful makeup junkie,
the Muse

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Lover, collector, obsessed fool for Urban Decay Eyeshadow?

Tell the Muse!

Tis ok, you can admit your addiction to your fellow diseased cosmetic junkie! I won’t tell anyone shhhh….sometimes these things get out of hand.

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Gosh Cover Me Up Mousse

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What? Waterproof coverage? Ok, I’m in!

A light makeup mousse that hides imperfections and leaves skin silky and matte all day….conceals, disguises, and perfects skin and oh hai it’s waterproof!

Yes, well the idea of waterproof coverage definitely appeals to this Muse plus all that talk of super coverage gets me hyper. I’m willing to spend $24.50 USD if it does what it promises!

Review coming soon!

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Urban Outfitters Pollack Eye Palette

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Pish, posh you said Urban Outfitters was just for chic, trendy clothing and lookiee what I found!

Urban Outfitters Pollack Eye Palettes seem just the thing for letting the Muse’s inner artist out for play time!

Available in two shades for merely ten bucks each these artful eyeshadow palettes are perfectly pretty in their crystal clear compact case.

Brown makes me go wow but blue makes me thing Spring! Gorgeous!

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Each palette is a nice budget friendly price of $10 USD each and with it’s pretty paint splattered design who could resist?

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Available now at www.urbanoutfitters.com

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