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Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008

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The stunning elegance of the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection 2008 Vintage Jewels definately appeals to the Muse’s inner glam girl!

All that shimmer, twinkle, and sparkle has me rolling around in fits of excitement. Although the collection has some very interesting pieces I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the one item that really caught my eye is the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder! Oh my! It’s truly a stunning piece of cosmetic glory!

I seen the compact when I recently picked up my Guerlain Midnight Butterfly haul and I must say it’s truly a beautiful piece of cosmetic. The compact is super sized and contains glorious, silky shimmering gold powder that can be used on the face or the body!

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The Muse says who doesn’t want shimmering gold powder for the Holiday Season! As the Muse’s friend Betsy recently said, “One can never have too many beautiful, shimmery powders”! Truer words if the Muse ever heard them!

The powder is available now from Estee Lauder’s site and also available at your local counter for $32 USD. For it’s size the price is quite a nice deal in my opinion and this is on the Muse’s Holiday Hit List!

Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels is inspired by it’s limited edition eyeshadow duos available in Sapphire, Amethyst, and Emerald. The limited editions shades of the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duos have coordinating eyes pencils to complete your looks!

In the promo image the model is wearing the Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Sapphire. I thought the use of blue was interesting and unusual for a Holiday look as many companies fall into doing sparkling golds, silvers, or smokey eye looks for the Season!

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All in all Estee Lauder Holiday 2008 is turning out very nicely and the Muse may indulge her desire for sparkling gold powder and blue eyes this Winter!

Vintage Jewels is on sale now on the Estee Lauder Website and at your local Estee Lauder counter. See more of the collection by clicking here.

How about you?

Anything appeal to you from this collection?

Simply adore the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder?

Love the shadow duos?

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Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm

What’s this I see?

Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm! Ok, you convinced me, I wants it!

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These little guys are pure perfection however one minor problem, they are only available in three shades.

Sigh.

That stinks!

But oh well I have my eye on one color so far! Three shades are available which are Copper Diamond, Crystal Diamond, and Pink Crystal.

I’m liking the look of Copper Diamond! Guess I better head over to Nordies to have a peek!

On a side note, stay tuned as later today I am bringing you an exclusive review of the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection! Finally! Yay!

Seen these little pots of balm?

Love ‘em?

Want ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

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Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara Review

Meet my new holy grail mascara, Dior Iconic Mascara!

The Muse loves it and tells it as such when she whispers sweet nothings in it’s ear about how fabulous it truly is! I’m quite pleased with Dior Iconic Mascara after using it for the past month or more. I got this when it was originally released but so many reviews popped up around that time I felt like it would be such a snore to read review after review after review about the same product!

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So…your Muse waited a little while and here she is to spread the good word about Dior Iconic Mascara.

I love all these new plastic applicators that are popping up across the mascara board and Iconic takes on a great new applicator that creates beautiful curl while defining lashes and lengthening! Mascaras like Dior Iconic should be hauled like it’s the end of the world as they have that uncanny ability to create amazingly long lashes while keeping a natural appearance! That’s one of the main things I loved about Iconic!

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Although this creates amazingly long lashes while giving the illusion of wearing falsies it still manages to look very natural on as if you’re not wearing mascara at all. The effect is a feathering look that’s beautiful, soft, fresh, and most important, long! The applicator is reminiscent of a curling hair brush and is the key to creating curling lashes. Simply twirl the brush as you apply the mascara and it pulls lashes upwards and out while creating volume, lenght, and definition. I do recommend it for Asian lashes as well or those who have short, stubbier lashes as the brush gently pulls outwards while curling upwards and the formula doesn’t create a clumpy mess!

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The formula is not thick but very light which could account for the clump free application. Although light that doesn’t take away from the ability for the mascara to last all day and well into the evening without smudging, flaking or causing general raccoon eye drama! If anything it’s actually really difficult to remove without a proper eye makeup remover! Fantastically long wearing to say the least!

I think Dior Iconic covers pretty much all the things we seek in a fabulous mascara and has us well covered for long, beautiful lashes! I highly recommend nabbing one of these for yourself as it truly delivers on all it’s promises!

The Muse loves it and approves it for purchase!

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Tried it already?

Love it?

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NARS "How To" Videos

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NARS has two videos on their site which I thought were interesting so I thought I’d share them here with you!

The first video is entitled “A Healthy, Radiant Complextion” and this features the NARS Senior Stylist James Boehmer giving tips and tricks on using foundation and concealer!

You can view that video by clicking here.

As I was watching the video I realized that I never tried NARS concealer before! Must add that onto my list for review!

Update: Ah ha now I know why I never purchased NARS concealer, it comes in a lipstick style tube! The Muse no likey that style of concealer! Ack!

The second video is entitled “A Beautiful Cheek” and shows a detailed guide for ahcieving contoured cheeks.

You can view that video here.

While I was watching this video I realized that my blush is “WOW” in your face! I never apply to the lower cheek area, I normally apply to the apples of my cheek! I’m wondering if I choose to apply this way if it would give the illusion of a slimmer face hmmmm!

All in all a rather fun way to procrastinate at work today! Happy viewing!

Stop back and tell me whatcha think of the videos!

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Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick

My little eye spies a new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick at Nordies!

This brand new shimmer brick is entitled Copper Diamond and available for $40 USD exclusively at Nordstrom at the moment!

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Although the packaging is brand new the Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick looks quite similiar to the limited edition gold version that I already have. This is one of those must see items in store before I decide if I need it as the resemblance to my Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick is uncanny!

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Do I want it? Hells yes! But first the Muse must investigate further to see how similiar these two are!

Seen this?

Putting it on your wish list?

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