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Summer Makeup: Sizzling Summer Eyes

Ahhh Summer! Lounging by the pool, enjoying the cool breeze at the beach, or strolling through downtown Manhattan on a late, humid night!

We are finally getting some warmer weather here in New York and I’ve felt the need to do inventory on all the hot shades I’ll be sporting this Summer!

Although I enjoy a nice healthy pop of color in the warmer weather I definately lean towards bronzes, golds, oranges, and peachy shades as well!

This post is dedicated to all those wonderful shades that shout sun and fun!

Click the photos below to find out the items displayed!

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When choosing my selections above I was thinking sun and heat! The colors are all perfectly suited to both the sun and the warm weather. Shimmering hues of copper, yellows, golds, bronzes, chocolates, and bronze all put me in the mood for Summer!

What are some of your Summer must have shades?

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Tarte Eyelash Curler Review

I haven’t had too much experience with spring eye lash curlers but the one experience I did have wasn’t a great one. Honestly, I think I was scarred for life after trying out the Sana Excel Spring Curler. Can you say ouch?

I’m not talking about a season. When I mention “spring” I’m talking about the spring action of the curler. Tarte’s curler isn’t a traditional manual curler that you press and hold down. The Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler has a spring back handle which you press to curl and it slowly springs back when you release.

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Holy cow that sounded technical and stuff!

Honestly, I’ve never understood the concept of the”spring” action so don’t ask me to explain it! My brain might explode if I attempt an explanation!

I do admit to having a deep fondness and possible love affair with my Shu curler but I will go so far as to say that I’m digging the Tarte curler.

For $15 USD I’d say this is definately worth peeking at as the price is nice and right.

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First of all the packaging of course got me. I love that the handles are a beautiful light lilac shade. What can I say I’m a sucker for stuff that’s purple!

The curler fits very comfortable in my hand and I like the forward design of the handles. Press forward and your lashes curl up beautifully! Very easy to operate and none of the drama of stick your fingers into the handle! Just press the first handle forward until it touches the other and Bob’s your Uncle!

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The curler is a nice small size as well for easy storage and travel. It’s quite tiny and compact which I really love! It fits the contour of my eye perfectly and I experienced no pinching which was a relief considering my bad experience with the Sana Curler!

I’m slightly concerned about the size and the generous curve of the curler. Although it fits my eye perfectly well I think this isn’t such a great option for Asian girls (or guys).

My Shu curler has a very generous and straight line (with a slight tilt upward) which I think fits an Asian eye very well and pulls shorter lashes up and out where as the Tarte curler doesn’t have a straight line. It curves upwards and has a smaller size which doesn’t cover a “straighter” eye area if that makes sense.

I really like it. Actually I like it so much I’m going to slap a hearty Muse Approve for purchase on it! However, if you’re of some Asian descent I think checking this out in person at your local Sephora would be a good idea. Take a look at the design and see if you feel it will fit your eye correctly!

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All in all I really liked this curler! Of course I have a hidden motive for doing a review on this curler! You can get a free Tarte Eyelash Curler when you spend $40 USD at Tarte! Wahoooooo! Use Coupon Code: May08 and score yourself a free curler with your purchase!

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Check out the Tarte Summer Collection by clicking here and add some to your cart to grab your free curler!

Happy Shopping!

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Take a walk through my past and read all about the Tarte Wish You Wealth Palette from the Holiday Collection! Click!

All eyes on you! Click here to read my review on Tarte’s EmphasEyes High Definition Pencil!

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Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection Review

As per my original sneak peek post at Bobbi Brown’s Bronzed Pink Collection today I am bringing you my complete review of the items I snagged from the collection.

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The collection consists of a variety of beautiful bronze powders, shadows, and lip colors. I think this collection would be appealing to those of you that enjoy a sun kissed look for the Summer. I’m not particularly a big fan of bronzers myself but I’ve been experimenting a bit which is shocking! I’m brave enough to go out of the house wearing bright pink eyeshadow but when it comes to natural, neutral shades or in this case bronzers I find that I’m not so courageous.

I was lucky enough to get a chance to test out the metallic eyeshadows and tinted lip balm. I’ve been yearning to try out the tinted lip balm for a while now!

The tinted lip balms are a moisture rich lip treatment with a tiny touch of metallic shimmer. Three new colors were released with the Bronzed Pink Collection and I tested out two in the shades Golden Pink and Bronzed Pink.

Golden Pink is a rosy pink color with touches of gold while Bronzed Pink is a chocolate metallic shade. Both shades will look smashing with your Summer tan. I enjoyed the formula of these as they slick on wonderfully and leave beautiful, glossy color on the lips without being heavy, sticky, or tacky.

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Although the swatches are bit sheer I am happy to report on my lips they were quite pigmented. If you desire a lighter look simply swipe the balm across your lips once. If you prefer a darker look just layer the color on for a heavier pop of color!

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I got so happy and hyper about the Metallic eye shadows that I completely forgot to look closely at them to see if I could pop them out and use them in the Bobbi Brown Custom Palettes. Well duh!

Anyway.

I got two shade selections to review for you. Bronzed Pink which is a dusty nude rose and Penny which is a light chocolate copper shade.

Both shades have a satiny metallic finish. Don’t confuse the look of metallic with shimmer as these have no heavy shimmer or glitter. They blend beautifully and pigmentation is excellent. You can go really heavy with these if you please or do a light color wash. I haven’t tried them wet and it doesn’t mention wetting them but I’m curious how they’d look if I attempted that!

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Again my swatches came out very sheer but when you see my FOTD you’ll notice how pigmented these are considering what a heavy hand I used during application.

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I decided to contrast the shades when I did my looks. I paired up Penny eye shadow with Golden Pink lip tint and Bronzed Pink eye shadow with Bronzed Pink lip tint. Instead of pairing up the bronze colors together and the pink colors together I mixed it up a bit. I also tried my hand at creating a bronzy look on my cheeks instead of my normal “blushing” pink cheeks I’m known for.

Below I am wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Penny on my eyes and Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Bronzed Pink on my lips.

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Below I am wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Bronzed Pink on my eyes and Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Bronzed Pink on my lips!

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All in all a very nice collection of goodies from Bobbi this Summer! I’m still dying to get my hands on the Pink Metallic eye shadow palette! I’m sure a review for it is coming soonish from the Muse!

Check out more of the Bobbi Brown Summer Collection including bronzing powders by clicking here!

Loving this collection?

Wanting it for your Summer look?

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Click here to step back into Spring and listen to me rave about the Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection!

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to see my FOTD using the Bobbi Brown Metallics eye shadow palette in Forest!

Click here to see why I heart the Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Cream Foundation compact!

Here me rave on and on about Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner by clicking here!

Click here to read why I’m wishing, wanting, and drooling over the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection!

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And the Winners Are…………..

Sorry I’m a bit late with this but may I have a Drum roll please!?

And the Winners of the SpinLash Contest are………………….

Robert
Marty Pauline

Rachel Vargas

In order to collect your prize please e-mail your complete home address to! If I don’t hear from the winners within 7 days I will select new winners!

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Sadly, a problem with Blogger caused all the comments to appear ahead of time but most people put their hardest googling techniques to work in order to get the correct answers to my question!

If you somehow missed it here were the questions:

Who is the girl below?

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Hint: Mr. Saxon aka The *blank* once mentioned how her “father” (I use the term father loosely!) supposedly single handedly sealed the rift in The *blank* Cascade!

The girl is Jenny, the good Doctor’s Daughter! I used the term “father” very loosely as Jenny was created using some of the Doctor’s DNA. Sorry Who fans sadly Jenny was not created in the traditional sense and there was no hanky panky involved! The Muse arranged it so no sexual hijinks will occur unless I’m present within the Tardis. House rules and all that!

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A little fun fact for the Who fans: Georgia Moffett is actually Paul Davison’s real daughter! Pretty awesome right?

If you filled in the blanks correctly and said the Master you’d be right! Mr. Saxon was an alias for the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master (RSVP Roger Delgado! The one true Master in the Muse’s eyes!).

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Although it hasn’t happened yet, the Master does indeed mention that the Doctor single handedly sealed the rift in the Medusa Cascade.

Yay if you got all the answers correct! I wish I had a SpinLash to give to each and everyone of you but sadly I only had three to give away but we always have next time right?

Congrats to our winners!

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Lavshuca Summer Collection 2008: Summer Gradually Compacts

I know how patiently you’re waiting for me to review the Lavshuca Summer Collection! I’ve been SO swamped with everything else that I haven’t broken into the palettes yet! Gasp! Sigh! Rant!

Am I nuts?

Possibly.

But to make up for the fact that I haven’t written the review or done any looks with the palettes yet I thought I’d tease you with yummie images of both palettes!

Here you go:

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Am I forgiven for being so behind on reviews?

You still love me right?

Check out more of upcoming Japanese Collections from the Muse by clicking here!

I know, I know I’m a big tease! Sue me! X-D

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