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Musings of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Lipstick?

Businessweek has reported that over the past year Americans have spent more than $300 million dollars to beautify their lips in supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchandise outlets. In other news more than half that amount was spent by the Muse to beautify her lips…kiddin’, kiddin’!

The most surprising thing about the article was what America’s go-to brand of lipstick actually is……

Any guesses?

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Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar Review and Lumene Vitamin C+ Pure Radiance 24 Hour Lotion Review

Lumene skin care always garners some of my attention because hey, you purchase this shiz at your local drugstore for affordable prices and get the benefits of a posher brand of skin care for a considerably less than counter brands.

Loves that right?

I have a love affair with the Lumene Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail so recently on a foray through CVS I came across the new Lumene Vitamin C+ Bright Skin Radiance Nectar which promises to whiten and brighten up my skin. Aw hells to the yes. You know I’m all about brighter, whiter skin. They also have a new Lumene Vitamin C+ Pure Radiance 24 Hour Lotion to go along with the serum. Happy Days!

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Lady Gaga Griege Vanity Fair Nail Look on a Budget: Milani Cosmetics Bare It All Collection, Bare to Wear

Just when you though gray nails were so very last year, Lady Gaga pops up on September’s issue of Vanity Fair sporting a very bare look. Get the look without over spending your beauty budget with the new limited edition Milani Bare It All Collection, Bare to Wear.

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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?

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L’Oreal Fall Collection 2010

Drugstore divas gather round. L’Oreal Fall Collection 2010 should be at your local drugstores already and you probably have been privy to a majority of the release and possibly played with some of it already. But if you somehow missed out here’s the deets on what you can expect from L’Oreal this Fall!

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