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M LAB Sample Pack Haulage

Hey Guys!

Remember the M Lab Sample Pack Giveaway?

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My pack came in the mail a few days ago (forget to post sorry)! Anyone get it yet?

It’s a total of 8 samples! Sweet!

I got:

  • M LAB Anti Aging Blemish Control Cleanser
  • M LAB Anti-Aging Cleanser
  • M LAB Anti-Aging Blemish Control Treatment
  • M LAB Anti-Aging Eye Cream
  • M LAB Anti-Aging Treatment Cream
  • M Lab Anti-Aging Toner
  • M Lab Anti-Aging Treatment Serum
  • M Lab Anti-Aging Day Treatment

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Pretty nice stash of samples right? Hope everyone got a chance to snag one when I original posted about it.

Do tell me in the comment book if it arrived! Curious minds!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD Raspberry, Papaya, Praline, and Fig

Now the only that gives me hope is my love of a certain Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick from Clarins!


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Ahhh Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick truly beautiful to behold! Clarins Spring Collection 2009 includes some seriously beautiful items but nothing, in the Muse’s opinion, outshines the eight shades of brand new Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick.

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Wow, simply wow. These are stunning lipsticks and truly gorgeous to say the least. I recently fell in love with the original formula of Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick this past Fall, needless to say that these new versions are outstanding and quite a popular product with the Muse at the moment.

Is it a gloss? Is it a lipstick? Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick hasn’t quite made up it’s mine what it is and that’s just fine by me as I get the benefits of a pigmented lipstick along with the beautiful shine and glossy finish of a lipgloss! Likey!

My review will start with four shades of Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick and later this week or next week I’ll bring you swatches, photos, and FOTD’s of the remaining shades. Yes, the Muse has all the shades and thinks YOU need all the shades too as this is unquestionable my most favorite lipstick at the moment with no end in sight!

Each lipstick has a super glossy, emollient formula that glides on with a hint of a shimmery finish. Pigmentation is fantastic and you’ll get a wonderful pop of Spring (or Summer) color especially considering Clarins went all out with the beautiful shade choices in the collection. The lipstick is long wearing and highly moisturizing so those with dry lip woes will greatly appreciate the beautiful formula. Each lipstick carries a fruit punch like taste which is quite pleasant, I heart flavored lipsticks! These come housed in a silver mirror tube that carries an air of elegance but the color on the inside can’t be mistaken for anything but pure fun!

The colors I’m reviewing and swatching for you today are Fig which is a warm brown shade with touches of peach and hints of silver shimmer, Praline which is a lovely nude beige almost champagne shade, Papaya which is a loud fun orange coral, and Raspberry which is an offbeat pink shade with touches of purple.

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Apologies the FOTD photos of me wearing the lipstick are from my recent Urban Decay Cream Shadow Review. Sorry guys! I thought I’d kill to birds with one stone icon wink

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Overall, if you’re on a tight budget this season I urge you to pick up at least one of these fabulous lipsticks as they truly are a fabulous find! They come with my highest seal of Muse Approval for purchase.

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Who would love ‘em?

  • Anyone that loves a dual product that acts as both a gloss and a lipstick!
  • Those with dry lips that like a glossy, emollient, moisturizing lip product.
  • Women who enjoy a bit of shimmer and shine in their lipsticks!
  • Anyone who adores bright, fun colors in their lipsticks!

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick promises a beautiful glossy finish but brings so much more to the table with it’s pigmented formula and gorgeous shade selection. These are a fond favorite for Spring and well into the Summer!

Likey!

You needs ‘em, like yesterday!

Run to Clarins and snag some for yourself!

Love ‘em?

Tried ‘em already?

On your wish list?

Tell the Muse!

Stick around for the sequel review of this post which is coming at you soon with new shades of this great lipstick!

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Steal It: Cherry Culture 20% Off Coupon Code

Steal EVERYTHING at Cherry Culture!

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Snag 20% Off your total using coupon code VD20 starting today through January 31st, 2009

I had my eyes on these:
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Avon Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Avon Sweet Delicious Lip Balm and Avon Bubble Bath in Chocolate Strawberry Truffle

Ok, ok so the Grinch (or in this case the Muse) that Stole Valentine’s Day says that V-Day is such a terribly overrated holiday! Seriously, do we need one day of the year to tell people we love them?

Come.
On.

But…I admit…I kinda dig V-day beauty! I secretly love when Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Avon, Etc…release little bits of beauty fun that’s themed for Valentine’s Day. I can’t deny I love the cute factor.

Taking into consideration the economy is absolutely depressing as hell I think we all need a little budget beauty Valentine joy to put a little bit of a smile on our face.

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Agreed?

Agreed.

Soak away the stress of reading the news with Avon Bubble Bath in Chocolate Strawberry Truffle. Who doesn’t want to soak in a tube full of chocolate strawberry scented bubbles? Plus at $4.99 USD for 24oz you can’t beat the price! Snag some for yourself and maybe as a cute little gift for a friend this V-day season!

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.69 cents for lipbalm? I’m all over it! Avon Sweet Delicious Lip Balm is available in four flavors:

  • Coconut Cream
  • Decadent Cherry
  • Luscious Berry
  • Sweet Strawberry


Layer ‘em up to create a cherry, berry, strawberry, coconut smacking pout! Hey, for .69 cents you can’t really complain about the price!

The Muse suggest snagging some Valentine Gift Bags from Oriental Trading Company for $6.99 a dozen and stuff an Avon Lipbalm or two into the bag, with a bottle of Avon Bubble Bath, and a few Valentine chocolates and give it to a friend or two to make ‘em smile!

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Cheap, affordable gift giving! Loves it!

Don’t forget to spoil yourself too!

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Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze

Price cut coming at you pretties!

Check out the Stila Shine On Gift of Glaze Set at Sephora cut from $28 USD down to $22 USD sweet!

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Jump ahead for swatches and the Muse’s babblings about this fine deal!

The Muse has LOTS of glosses and a good part of her collection is made up of Stila Lip Glaze! I love the packaging, I love the color selection, and I love the long wearing formula. Fab stuff, Stila Lip Glaze! I normally hate lip brushes with a passion but I’m regular fond of the lip brush applicator on Stila Lip Glaze. Twist up, slick on, and Bob’s your uncle! Beautiful pigmented shine! I absolutely adore I don’t have to stain my lips prior to use as the product is plenty pigmented to work on it’s own. It wears ALL day long as well which is a complete plus for lazy bums like myself who fail to touch up their makeup throughout the day!

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Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze was originally $28 USD for six glosses however it’s since been cut to $22 USD which is $3.50 USD or so a gloss. Can you seriously go wrong at that price?!

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If you’re wanting to add to your growing pile of Stila Lip Glaze you’re going to want this awesome set or if you’ve never tried Stila Lip Glaze before you can afford to indulge in a set of six!

The gift set includes:

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  • Vanilla (Nude Pearl)
  • Brown Sugar (Shimmering Golden Nude)
  • Raisin (Shimmering Plum)
  • Grapefruit (Frosty Pink)
  • Apricot (Melon)
  • Gumdrop (Bold Pink)

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The shades range from cool to warm to suit any of your looks!

The Muse thinks it’s a rather awesome collection of glosses for a wee price tag. Pick it up at Sephora before it’s gone!

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