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Musings of the Day: Summer Collection Lovin’

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So which Summer Collections are you loving at the moment chicas?

Spill it and click below to hear what I am lovin’ at the moment!

My current favs are Clarins Instant Light Collection, so gorg! And also, little late to the ballgame, Guerlain Terracotta Collection. Guerlain Terracotta has a whole lot of bronzing going on and normally I’d probably avoid that much tanning goodness but I fell in love with the Guerlain Terracotta Blush and Sun and haven’t looked back since. I’m working my way through buying a majority of this collection as truly it’s gorgeous!

Although it’s not out as of yet I’m really also looking forward to MAC Colour Forums, particularly all those MSF, NEED, WANT, GIVE THEM TO ME!

How about you?

What are your fav Summer Cosmetic Collections?

Do share!

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Summer Loving Giveaway: Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick Giveaway!

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Summa, Summa time! Indeed it’s getting there now kids. Summer has almost but not quite arrived, damn global warming may be keeping it from us.

Good news is Summer is going to be filled with a slew of hefty giveaways from yours truly. It’ll be Christmas all through June, July, and August here at Musings so keep it tuned here for some exciting giveaways!

Let’s start today off with a Clarins giveaway!

Check it after the jump!

Remember those Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks I was loving all over this Spring? Can’t forget that, whole lot of loving going on in that post.

Well….I want to share my great love for these fab lipsticks and give one away to readers who follow me on Twitter! Come visit me on Twitter, say hello, tell me your fav make up tricks, or whisper in my ear about how gorgeous I am (this sort of thing will get you brownie points). By following me on Twitter you’ll be entered for your chance to win one Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Pink Sugar. If you follow me already no need to do anything, you’ll already be entered to win! If you aren’t following me clickie here and hit that follow button. The winner will be alerted via Direct Message on Twitter next Friday.


Good Luck!

P.S. No worries if you don’t win this round! I have LOTS more goodies to giveaway all through Summer so keep it tuned here! And yes this is open to US, Europe, Asian, Canadian, and Planet Mars residents.

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Clarins Summer Collection 2009: Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette Eyes, Cheeks, Decollete Review and Swatches

Clarins always has a special knack for making me fall in love with each of their releases. They truly take cosmetics to a new height and nothing is quite as gorgeous this season as some of the pieces found in the Clarims Summer Collection.

One such piece is the Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette that multitasks it’s way through my Summer by taking care of eyes, cheeks, and if I’m feeling risque my decollete.


Jump ahead for a peek at Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette!

Made up of three shimmering shades of the Sun, Clarins Instant Light Shimmer Palette can be used as an eyeshadow, a highlighter, or for a touch of sparkle on your body such as arms and chest!

The palette consists of shades that remind me of the warmth of a Summer sun sinking beneath the waves of an ocean after a long, hot day. Sunny yellow, bold orange, and beautiful pink sparkle happily in this palette. All three shades combined create a beautiful sparkling effect on cheeks or use them together (or separately) on your lids for a pretty Sunset eye look!


I’ve already used the powder on both my face and eyes but I do prefer keeping it as a shadow simply because brushing my blush brush in it kicks up quite a good deal of powder and I feel like I’m wasting product like this. The colors are nicely pigmented and have a shimmery, iridescent finish. They blend beautifully together to create an orange, yellow cocktail with a kiss of pink. I used the yellow on my lid and the orange on my crease in the photo below for a Summery sun eye look. You can get three separate looks from the colors or mix and match them for several other looks. The formula is silky smooth and blends nicely on lids. As for the face it’s just as nice but could prove a tad too shimmery for some so you might want to stick to use it as a shadow. It looks quite nice on freshly tanned arms and chest as I tried it on my sister and it gave just the right amount of sunkissed sparkle to her skin.


Overall, I think the Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette is well worth picking up as it’ll multitask it’s way through Summer and well into Fall if you’re feeling like getting your buck’s worth. If you’re not wanting to overindulge in makeup, pick one of these up and you’ll have your cheeks, eyes, and body all done up pretty in one simple compact.

Love this one!

Muse Approved for purchase.

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Feeling Blue with Clarins Wonder Volume Mascara in Wonder Blue and Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine

I’m blue today not literally just blue makeup…yeah, yeah I know it’s St. Paddy’s day but I was feeling blue…my the very my all this blue makes me want to break out in song!


Jump ahead to check out all that blue!

Clarins Spring Collection is feeling the love for blue with it’s two new limited edition shades of blue in the Clarins Eye Pencil and Clarins Wonder Volume Mascara.

I’ve reviewed Clarins Wonder Mascara prior to this but I did so have to come back and tell you it’s available in a limited edition shade entitled, what else, Wonder Blue! Who doesn’t need a blue mascara in their life? Clarins Wonder Mascara promotes fuller, longer lashes all while staining them the perfect shade of navy blue great for pairing up with a stunning blue eye look or pair it up with sparkling gold for a bit of pop! All that blue flatters any eye color but the Muse likes to think it looks the best with brown eyes!

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Line and define eyes with the Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine which pairs up beautifully with the mascara. The shade is the perfect ocean blue and brightens up eyes beautifully well for Spring. The formula is soft and smooth for easy lining and blending. The pencil is dual sided so it also includes a sponge smudger on the opposite end to blend out color and create a smoked out eye look if you desire.

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Sportin’ Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine on my bottom lash line and bottom water line and Clarins Wonder Lash Mascara in Wonder Blue
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If you were craving blue, Clarins has all the blue you need! Hurry along to Clarins to snag them before they are gone for good!

Loving all that blue ba da dee!

I’m a little obsessed with blue at the moment!

How about you?

Which colors are reigning supreme in your cosmetic wardrobe this week?

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Beauty Reflections: The Road So Far

The Muse has been busy as a little bee pumping out plenty of wonderful Spring Collection reviews for you!

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She has a slew more to go and they’ll keep coming until Spring actually hits, it’s still cold as all hells around here so Spring seems ages away.

For now let’s reflect on some of what she’s reviewed so far for you!

Possibly one of my favorite items this Spring would be Benefit Coralista! Truly a star for Spring (and Summer for that matter!)

Benefit Coralista Review

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer is brand new and holding it’s own against my other face primers and winning a coveted position in my daily use pile!

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer Review

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick has this Muse’s heart! Amazing formula, pigmented, and did I mention tasty?

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick

The Givenchy Spring Collection is ridiculously awesome as far as this Muse is concerned!

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick Review

Givenchy Sari Glittering Eyeshadow Review

Givenchy Sari Glow Blush Review

The Muse has been erasing all her worries with Tarte The Eraser Concealer!

Tarte The Eraser Concealer Review

Preppin’ and Primin’ comes easy with Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer!

Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer Review

The Muse got her Smurf on with the Too Faced Smurfette Collection!

Too Faced Smurfette Collection Review

Men dressed as dames? It happens. Dame Edna happens to be a male, happens to dress up like a woman, happens to be a dame, and most important, happens to have his…errr her own MAC Collection!

MAC Dame Edna Collection Review

Obsessed much? The Muse is with Clarins Instant Gloss!

Clarins Instant Gloss Review

Valentine’s is way over but Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel is still guest starring in the Muse’s Shower!

Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel Review

Creating a masterpiece was easy especially when the Muse had Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece available!

Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece Review

What have you tested, tried, and purchased from the upcoming Spring Collections so far?

Busy waiting for Summer?

Tell the Muse!

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