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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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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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Milani HD Advanced Lip Color Ignition Review and Swatches

I imagine that Milani HD Advanced Lip Color is the brand’s take on Dior Serum De Rouge Luminous Color Lip Treatment. Who doesn’t like a drugstore dupe right?

This is newly released and should be popping up at your local drugstore at the moment.

Is it worth the haul?

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L’Oreal Stars Never Fail Infalliable Lipcolour Compact Collection Review and Swatches

So off the topic of makeup but have you tried Wonka Exceptionals Fruit Marvels. OMG Loves! I nicked a tin from my friend’s purse about two weeks ago and I’ve ever after been a Fruit Marvels addict. It’s fruity crack people! First off, seriously, someone should send a memo to Willy Wonka that the website stinks. After inhaling my first tin of these bad boys I proceeded to WANT more and my search around drugstores was uneventful, I came back empty handed, no delicious candy crack to be had. So like a good techy geek I logged on to the Wonka site (www.wonka.com) and they make no mention of these around (granted, I didn’t register but still!? WTH? Where’s the deets on this candy crack!?). They mention the Wonka Exceptionals Chocolates but nada about Fruit Marvels.

Horror.

So far, haven’t had much lucky scoring anymore. Sad, irritated little pout but I hear they might be available in other flavors, that makes me want to put a little extra effort into my search.

Oh sorry you wanted deets what they taste like right? I got the Pomegranate ones and they are basically a hard shelled candy, kinda like a sucker of some sort, that are filled with a jelly, liquid-y center kinda Turkish Delight-like. Turkish Delight is one of my fav sweets of all times, buy me some and I’m yours, so this could be why Fruit Marvels appealed so much to me as they have the same sort of concept going on, sugary coated deliciousness.

Anyway, ’nuff ’bout candy and the likes. Let’s get on with the makeup eh?

L’Oreal has introduced the Stars Never Fail Lipcolour Compact Collection for Fall 2010 which includes personally selected shades from Beyonce, Andie MacDowell, Diane Keaton, Eva Langoria Parker, Kate del Castillo, and Linda Evangelista. L’Oreal wanted to go with a diverse group of women that represented various age groups, styles, and ethnicities. I think it’s safe to say the concept of going with such a wide range of various women is really a great idea considering makeup junkies come in sorts of shapes, sizes, ages, and colors, don’t we?

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Milani Lip Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Gloss Pencil Review and Swatches

Anyone who knows me knows what a big ass geek I am and how I sweat Freddie Mercury hard. FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!! He’ll save everyone of us! Man, how awesome was Timothy Dalton in the Flash Gordon movie? Totally love that flick, such a complete geek fest.

Sorry I think I got off topic since the new Milani lip pencil is named “Flash”….

Milani Lip Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Gloss Pencil yay or nay….what do I think?

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