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Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes 2007

Yay! I got my Lavshuca Holiday Palettes today! These actually arrived I think Friday or Saturday but I was unable to collect them until today from the post office icon wink

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They are now in my greedy, sweaty little hands and I couldn’t be more pleased!

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Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 01
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Lavshuca Winter Make Palette in 02
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The palettes came in the cutest little gift box and if you happen to have a Japanese cosmetic lover in your life these would be the perfect gift!

They come packaged in separate parts. One part is the empty compact and the second part is your lipgloss, eyeshadow, and applicators. I assume that they package the parts separately for beautiful display reasons, it also keeps things nice and tidy during shipping, and finally it’s just good, old plain fun to put it all together into the compact yourself!

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The compact isn’t a hard shell it’s a durable cardboard which may sound worrying because you might be thinking this means it’s on the cheap and shoddy side. Fear not! The cardboard is quite sturdy and not cheap in the least. It’s covered in either a pink or gold foiling depending which color you end up purchasing with the lovely Lavshuca emblem on top.

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Inside there are two separate spots for the sponge eyeshadow applicator and lipbrush on either side with the eyeshadow and gloss smack in the middle. The Lavshuca emblem again graces the inside top of the palette.

I haven’t yet tried any of the colors but from what I can see the strip of eyeshadows are quite shimmery and gorgeous and I’m hoping it isn’t a spray of glitter but a sparkle straight to the core. You’ll also receive a sparkling lipgloss and a matte lipcream.

The size of the shadow strip is a tiny bit disappointing because it’s really NOT a whole lot of product but if you generally collect tons of palettes and shadows you won’t mind too much because chances are you won’t go through this very quickly! However, if you don’t own a ton of different shadows and you’ll be using this daily chances are you’ll get through it very quickly as it’s not a whole lot of product!

I have to say that at the moment I find them both very pretty but I do favor the 02 palette better than the 01.

02 eyeshadows consist of a white shimmering gold color, a shimmering yellow gold, and a shimmering brown with gold specks. The gloss is a sparkling golden brown color while the lipcream is a orange brown. Layering the gloss and lipcream will surely make a striking combo!

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01 is just as pretty and consists of a shimmering white with, it appears, to me, pink, a shimmering pink shade, and a darker purple. The gloss is a sparkling pinkish purple affair while the lipcream is rosebud pink.

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Overall, I’d say they are most definately worth a pick up! The Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes are Muse Approved for purchase!

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Do visit PJ to see A Touch of Blusher’s impression on these palettes you can also visit with RF at Make Up & Stuff and see some more about the Lavshuca’s Holiday Palettes!

Love ‘em?
Have ‘em?

Tell me!

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Sephora Holiday Catalog 2007 Looks

Sephora has updated it’s webpage with the Sephora Holiday Catalog Looks and How-To’s!

You can click here to see the details on each look, how it was done, and what was used!

You can see my take on the “Princess” look by clicking here.

I’m really wanting to try this look next!

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Good Luck recreating some of these! And if you’re successful do e-mail them to the Muse and she’ll feature them as a Guest FOTD!

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Stila Virtual Warehouse Sale

A big thanks to Ann for this!

Stila is having a Virtual Warehouse Sale with discounted cosmetics from 50%-75% Off! It appears this is a private sale but after Ann told me about it I did a little snooping around and located the link for you!

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Click here to take part in the sale!

Quite a few goodies to be had but hurry things are selling out fast!

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GoSMILE 5 Senses Toothpaste Kit

I’m really anal about brushing my teeth.

I mean super anal.

I mean so anal that I am doing it three or four times a day.

I think when I was young my mum had somehow instilled in me the virtues of clean, sparkling teeth and it’s stuck with me every since.

Thanks mum!

In all seriousness I do have a thing for brushing my teeth quite a bit and the irony of it is I hate actually smiling with my teeth! I normally keep my mouth close lipped whenever I smile!

But that doesn’t prevent me from wanting a Hollywood sparkling white smile that might have Colgate knocking on my door asking might I appear in their next TV commercial….

Sorry…I lost track of the conversation for a second there.

Onward….

Your teeth.

Allow the Muse to introduce you to a very cute set of toothpastes for quite a cute little price! $20 bucks ($25 if you nab it after the Friends and Family Discount! Wow I should get paid for pimping Sephora so much lately!) gets you 5 mini tubes of GoSMILE toothpaste and a cute little travel toothbrush!

GoSMILE 5 Senses Toothpaste Kit as seen on Sephora
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I have this set, my sister stuck in my stocking last year as a bit of a joke (see even my family knows how anal I am about brushing my teeth!) and I must say it’s a darn cute set and makes a great gift for people like me in your life icon wink

The set includes toothpastes in Mango Paradise Smile, Aloha Tropical Smile, Lemonade Smile, Ginger Cookie Smile, and Peppermint Candy Smile!

The Muse got one for her dentist last year and her dentist was quite tickled over it to say the least!

The moral of the story is that you don’t have to always have minty fresh breath! Why not have Ginger Cookie scented breath or Lemonade scented breath!!!!!!!

I like a little variety and the little things really get me happy thus this kit most definately gets a smile (a sparkling one) from your Muse!

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Origins New Organic Line

The Muse isn’t always as conscious as she should be in regards to what goes into her cosmetics but Origins is making that easy for her with their New Organic Line of products.

This new line provides skin, body, and hair care products certified to meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Standards.

Want to learn more? Click your way over to the site!

In honor of Orgins New Organic Line the Muse is doing a little contest!

How do you enter?

Simple! Just comment about what you think of the new Organic Line (you do not need an account to comment)! I’d love to know what you think!

Please be sure to include your name or internet alias somewhere in your message when commenting as I’ll be writing it down, throwing it into a jar, and within a week’s time I’ll randomly select a winner to receive some goodies!

If you win I’ll be sending you a gorgeous Origins Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Bag, a sample size of their new Nourishing Face Lotion, and a sample Prescriptives Mascara!

The Goodies!
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This contest is open to everyone worldwide. If you happen to live outside the US I’ll gladly airmail you your package should you win!

No cost or purchase is needed to enter the contest and if you win I’ll be paying your shipping obviously icon wink

Good Luck!

PS The Muse really wants one of these totes for her very own icon wink If you don’t win fear not you can purchase one from Origins, Nordstroms, and anywhere Origins products are sold for a mere $10!

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