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Better Late Than Never: Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul

I’ve been very busy lately and updating my blog normally happens either really, really, really late at night, during brief pauses at work if I am even remotely lucky to have any, or in spurts here and there. Basically what you see written on any one entry takes me a day or more to complete because I’m so nuts with work and life in general lately icon wink

Reason I am telling you all this is I’m quite late displaying my latest Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul! I got it ages ago and never had a chance to really take it out of the box and truly enjoy it aside from taking some pictures and doing a video of it AGES and AGES ago.

I know MANY of you have already been exposed to the new Jill Stuart palettes, pressed blushes, etc…but I like to keep my blog updated with all my latest hauls so here goes anyway icon wink Hopefully it isn’t too much of a snore!

Kose Airy Whip (The new love of my life! This could replace Purity for washing my make-up off in the evenings! It’s so light and lovely and removes all traces of my foundation, blusher, and eye makeup too!)
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Crystal Lash Pearls (These are great! An inexpensive way to enjoy lash pearls! Work just as well as Givenchy’s Lash Pearls!)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set (A real value! Tons of goodies for under $50)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set Illuminate Nuancer (Could possibly be better than Meteorites! Oops did I say that out loud?icon eek13)
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Canmake Goodies (Canmake is the one of the few inexpensive cosmetics that the Muse has room in her heart for!)
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Canmake Glitter Eyeliner Pencils (These are a bit to rough and hard in texture so hey may need to have a go under the hairdryer to soften them up prior to application)
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Canmake Lipgloss (Pretty brilliant! First Japanese brand that actually made a flavored gloss hehe)
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Canmake Glitter Shadow Trios
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Canmake Metallic Eyes Shadow
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Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2007 (Both are gorgeous as you can see and the colors are surprisingly really nice! I was worried I’d never make any use out of these palettes but I’ve fallen in love)
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Jill Stuart Pressed Blush Compact (Bit sheer but haven’t tried them on my face as of yet)
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Jill Stuart Loose Powder Blush
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Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows
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Majolica Majorca Majex (This is going to work great during chapped lip season!)
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Tiffa Goodies (In love with Tiffa! This is my first haul from Tiffa and I’m loving the gloss and shadow)
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Tiffa Eyeshadow Duo
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Gransenbon Blushes
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Gransenbon Eyeshadow Palettes
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RMK Shadows
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RMK Cases
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Excel Single Shadows (LOVE these! So much sparkle and shimmer!
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Excel Mini Glitter Mascara
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Sofina Compact Case Fall 2007 (Best compact introduced yet in my humble opinion!)
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KATE Mascara Primer (Not entirely impressed with this yet! The fibers get caught in my lashes and are visible a bit which means I have to struggle to catch every fiber while applying mascara! Not sure I’m in love with this as much as I’d like to be!)
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KATE Lipgloss
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KATE and Lavshuca Super Sharp Eyeliner (Never seen a liquid liner with such a slim applicator!)
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Some presents from my angel!
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MuseMedia Presents: A Japanese Haul That’s Better Late Than Never!

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Urban Decay Friends and Family Discount

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Urban Decay’s Friends and Family Event is going on now! Good news for us all! This means we get 30% off our total order for the next four days!

I don’t really need to tell you what an awesome deal this is do I?

I’ve been in high debate whether to order the new matte shadows and I decided that maybe, this once, I’d skip! So I just got two boxes of the primer duo which was basically a steal with the 30% off!

Wahoo!

Use Code FFF30 or MYS1 to receive your discount and stock up! Especially on the Muse’s favorite primer icon wink

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Weekend Beauty Shopper Deals!

Time has flown by this week and I’ve gotten very little sleep so much of my weekend will be about lots of rest!

But for those of you in a shopping mood check out this week’s Steals and Deals!

Isle Of Eden has updated it’s site with all it’s new Halloween goodies! If that hasn’t gotten you excited let me tell you something that will thrill ya!

Isle of Eden is offering one free Halloween Scrub Cauldron of your choice with every $35 you spend! Now if your total happens to be $70 you’ll get to choose two Cauldrons….if it goes to $135 you can choose three and so on and so fourth! Each Cauldron is not only a yummie free treat but also contains a code which will later entitle you to a further discount!

Wow! It’s only August and Trick or Treating is quite a steal and deal at Isle of Eden!

If you happen to be short and round, like the Muse, you can hurry on over to Torrid and enjoy discounted clothing at 20-60% off! Torrid is clearing out it’s Summer Closet and making room for it’s Fall/Winter goodies! Now is a great time to nab a deal, or two, or three! If you happen to be slim and gorgeous the Muse highly recommends checking out the sale accessories for some pretty nifty little pieces such as bags, jewelry, socks, etc!

The Muse loves natural products and sale products! Getting both together is always nice! Burt’s Bees has it’s natural lipstick on sale for $6.64! At this price you can afford to buy all the colors!

QVC has a set of three Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss powered by Borba for $45! These glosses go for $21 each so this is like buying two and getting one free! Check out item number A13111 at QVC.com

If you happen to love foody, fruity, or candy like scents head on over to the Muse’s favorite perfumery! Starring has a sale on it’s roll on perfume oils for $5 each! I can’t begin to tell you what a STEAL this is! Ashley’s scents are highly concentrated and very potent with plenty of throw and linger! If you happen to be a new customer Ashley will generously give you 15% off your first order!

Happy Weekend Everyone! The Muse is ready for some much needed sleep icon wink

See ya Monday!

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Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection

As you read in my prior blog one of my packages was lost for a few days! A majority of what was in the package wasn’t of much importance however these little gems were in that package and had me crying tears of joy when it finally popped back to me!

Avast Ye! Behold! This be the treasure that was lost at sea!

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Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Collection
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Star Twinkle Powder
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Umm..nothing to get too excited about here! Where’s the sparkle? The shimmer? The glitter? The shine? Did they make some sort of mistake? Was it lost with the package? The powder, as far as I can see and feel, has absolutely no sparkle to it at all! The twinkle has left the building. I’m seeing nothing in the way of glitter here! I’ve only swiped it very lightly but I can say confidently this may very well be a waste of money but it sure is pretty to look at isn’t it? Did I just contradict myself? Oops! This is a first impression but so far I’m a bit disappointed!

The collection isn’t a total lost because I also got the Twinkle Cream shadows and these are fantastic! Bloody brilliant! Tons of shimmer, sparkle, and glittery bits are to be had! As I said before I don’t do cream shadows! But these come with my highest recommendation! The Muse loves ‘em! She not only loves what’s inside but she’s loving the outside as well! The packaging is as sweet as candy!

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Personally if you’re a collector I’d go for the entire lot but if you’re just wanting to get one or two I’d go with the cream shadows and skip the powder! The purple and peach are nice colors but the real pudding is the gold, pink, and silver colors!

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Japense Cosmetics Goodies!

A little story behind this haul!

I ordered these items about two weeks ago and they were shipped via EMS. Express shipping takes about 3-4 days to get from Asia to North America this translates as I blink and I have my items safely with me hehe!

Sadly these little goodies got lost in the mail and I was beyond upset! After much dismay and thoughts that they’d never get to me I’m happy to say I have them in my hands!

PHEW!

Quite a nice few goodies to be had in this haul!

Sana Shiny Mascara in Gold and Silver
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Comb Glitter Mascara that encrusts your lashes with sparkles! Yum! The Muse likey sparkles!

Heroine Glitter Mascara
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God I love Kiss’s Heroine cosmetic line! How freaking cute is the advert on these? This is a heavy duty glitter mascara in pink! Encrusts your lashes with tons of glitter and sparkle! Oh la la!

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Sony Blackhead Oil Stick
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Hey Sony isn’t only good for electronics they also create a line of cosmetics in Japan! Cool right? This handy dandy little gadget is for rubbing on your nose! It promises that with a few strokes your blackheads will be erased! It works not so bad for a cheapie gimmicky product icon wink

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Pola Deep Cleaning Nose Mask, Cleansing Hot Gel, Deep Nose Wash
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Deep Cleaning Nose Mask works quite like the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil Mask. Apply a thin layer, wait till it drys, and rub off! I’ve been using it the past few days and haven’t noticed much difference in my blackheads! If possible the Sony Stick works better! Th Cleansing Hot Gel and Nose Wash I haven’t tried yet but very curious about both and somewhat worried since the Nose Mask was rubbish I have a funny feeling these will be too! Oh well!

Comments? Questions? Got these items? Tell me what you think of ‘em!

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