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Beauty Reflections: A Look Back At Summer 2010

I can’t believe Summer is almost over. In some ways it lasted for ages and in others it feels like it flew by. Did you enjoy your Summer so far? Do anything special?

As Summer draws to a close, I’ll be reviewing the last of the Summer items I have stashed away and start to concentrate more on Fall and Holiday 2010. It’s quite an exciting time as I simply adore Holiday Collections!

Until we get deeper into Fall and Holiday we might as well enjoy the last days of Summer the best we can right? Here are some great posts from Summer 2010 that you may have missed!

NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep released this Summer and it wasn’t exactly what I had hoped it would be. Some people loved it, alot of people hated it, and I gotta admit mine fell deep into the Makeup Graveyard!

MAC’s Marine Life Powder is still sitting untouched in my beauty vault, right next to Stereo Rose. It was Summer’s must have item and a hot commodity at MAC counters who got as little as five compacts in stock! Beauty junkies who scored it, struck gold, literally!

I had my Summer crush on the new Stila Raspberry Lip and Cheek Lip Stain!

Hard Candy had a really late Spring release, that turned more into a Summer one for me and one thing that happened to be a must have item was the new Hard Candy Moon Glow, loved it!

Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer turned into a solid gold beauty product as it held my gloss on tight all day long!

The Bath and Body Works Summer Vanillas are still haunting stores after an early Summer release and all these months later!

Lancome took me right to the Riviera with their Summer 2010 Collection!

I was almost a cave dweller with Gloss Fluo De Chanel Brilliant Lip Shine as my guiding light!

The Target Look Book for Spring and Summer 2010 enthralled many of us!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams made a major splash with many of us!

I’m still not sure which I loved more this Summer, Lorac’s Hollywood Hot List…..

Or Lorac’s Little Black Palette….!

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Collection was the bestest beauty budget purchase evers!

I loved it so much I decided to convince everyone they NEEDED the DuWop Flight Stick!

Avon’s Sunset Glow Bronzer wasn’t only beautiful, it was an affordable Summer makeup find as well!

Essence Surfer Babe Collection hit Ulta as the first limited edition collection from the brand within the US and boy are we so hopeful it won’t be the last!

Urban Decay Urban Defense defended my Summer skin against the sun and made it look super flawless!

Too bad Stila’s Pro Artist Palette was such a snore!

I hit the Beach Club with Bobbi Brown!

Maybelline created some sizzling Salsa Sun Lipsticks!

These are just some of the happenings on Musings this Summer. Check the archives for more!

Happy readin’!

And feel free to comment about makeup or beauty finds that stood out for YOU this Summer!

Any favs?

Anything you missed?

Share ’em!

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If you’re all about being friendly on your wallet here are a few great ways to save some money on your cosmetic purchases with products that have a lower price tag but are a dupe for some of your favorite higher end lemmings.

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Which Would You Buy? Urban Decay, Too Faced, or Hard Candy

Battle of the brands!

Which would you buy?


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Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Primer Review

Everyone on the look out for Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2010 should have located it by now. It’s at your local evil empire ahem Walmart. I had to head to two as it was picked over in a major way at the first shop. You know me I HATE Walmart but I was on a mission to get a few pieces for a friend to try so I actually headed to two different Wally World’s to see what the good word was.

So yes…it’s in store.

Anyone locate it?

What sort of hauling have you done from it?

Do share.

Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes Fiberized Lash Weave Primer was a completely spontaneous purchase for me…

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Hard Candy Meteor-Eyes Black Hole Review and Swatches

Missed the boat on MAC Style Black? I sure hope not as Cinderfella was such an awesome shade!

No worries, don’t panic. Style Black is long gone but Hard Candy Spring 2010 is here and has a super cheap version of Cinderfella….dupe-tastic anyone?

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