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Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm in Copper Diamond Review, Swatches, & FOTD

Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Collection really caught the Muse’s eye this season with the introduction of the beautiful Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick. Also released with this collection are brand new, limited edition Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balms.

Of course the Muse is all about glitter so she must have some glittery lip balms for her lips! Sadly, after trying out these balms I’m somewhat on the fence if I actually like them! I tried the shade Copper Diamond which is a rich brown shade with gold shimmer. I did expect a gritty formula as per the name “glitter lip balm” but thankfully the formula is quite smooth and applies easily. Actually the formula is my main problem with the product, considering it’s a balm it applies as such so it has that slightly waxy feel to it and feels a bit heavy on the lips! In defense of the product you have to take into consideration the fact that it is a balm so it does have the texture of one. I guess I was feeling like it might be a bit more emollient and moisturizing on but that’s not the case. Some tugging and pulling is involved to get it to glide on smoothing but the good news is it is pigmented so one layer of product is plenty! I also wasn’t particularly thrilled with the color as it’s a chocolate brown that wasn’t too flattering on me and the other two shades released don’t look too much better to me so I honestly have no interest in purchasing another shade considering the formula is fab and the shades aren’t either.

All in all if you like the general texture of regular balms you might find this is a product you’ll absolutely love but the Muse wasn’t particularly excited about it after trying it on for size. I’ve had some great experiences with Bobbi Brown lately but the Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm gets a thumbs down for me this time around!

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Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick Review, Swatches, & FOTD

Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Cream Compact Foundation Review

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Bare Escentuals Ultimate Indulgence Collection

Oh my god I love this!

Available exclusively from Nordstrom meet Bare Escentuals Ultimate Indulgence Collection which includes 20 face and eye colors!

The set includes:
14 bareMinerals Eyecolors
1 bareMinerals Liner Shadow
4 bareMinerals All-Over Face Colors
1 bareMinerals Mineral Veil

I think it would be even better if they did just a set with Glimmers! w00t! However, this is still such a nice set but the size makes me wince slightly as it is the smaller 0.01 oz pots but still that’s alot of product in one spot for the price! This is available now at Nordstrom for $75 USD.

I kinda dig it what do you think?

Bare Escentuals Ruby Collection Review & Swatches

Bare Escentuals Extreme Glimmers Kits

Bare Minerals bareDiamond Spring Color Collection Review

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Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Lipgloss Review

Check it. I was just telling you how much I love lip stains with my Missha Tinted Lip Marker Review right?

So let me introduce you to another fine lip stain…might as well do two stains in one day! What the heck I feel like living dangerously today!

Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Lipgloss has my heart at the moment as far as lip stains go! Loves it!

What is it? It’s a body heat-activated lip gloss that turns the perfect, customized shade of pink! Basically it enhances your own natural lip color flushing lips to a really intense pink that’s quite beautiful! I tried it and my sister tried it and we both got different results. Mine turned a rather dramatic fuchsia pink that I was absolutely loving and my sister it turned a rather dark red that was quite charming! I wouldn’t mind either shade in all honesty as they both were rocking as far as I’m concerned!

I’d call this a liquid stain considering that the formula isn’t quite intensely glossy. You can use a bit more gloss on top after application to get a fuller lip look. The formula does get super props for creating a rather sizzling shade of pink on my lips! It goes on clear but takes a mere second to turn into a brighter shade of pink or in my sister’s case red!

I thought it was rather interesting that it turned a delicate pink on my arm but on my lips it was a louder shade of pink! I guess the body temperature of my arm was a bit cooler than that of my lips.

If you adore the look of just kissed or just bitten lips you should try out Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Lip Gloss! Good stuff! The Muse likey this one…alot!

Find it at Sephora or www.triciasawyer.com



Smashbox O-Gloss Review

Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer Review

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Lancome The Beauty Box Traincase

Whoa have a lookiee at this!

Lancome’s Beauty Box looks like something the Muse must have! With any $36 USD Lancome purchase you’ll receive a train case chock full of Lancome goodies for $49.50 USD!

You get a full size Bi-Facil…hello Bi-Facil is $26 USD alone…you’re getting a full size in this kit! Plus you’ll also recieve the following items:

  • Lancome Full Size Definicils Mascara
  • Lancome Maquicomplete Concealer
  • Lancome Le Rouge Absolu Lip Colour in Ruby Silk and Coquette
  • Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Work It!
  • Lancome Color Fever Shine Sensual Sheer Color in Boiling Point
  • Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly Lipgloss in Magic Spell and Spring Fling
  • Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Palette (Includes 7 Shadows)
  • Lancome Blush Subtil Powder Duo
  • 3 Piece Brush Set
  • Train Case
  • And Much, Much More!

Holy cow! Nice haul of items in this one!

Starting today you can get your black train case exclusively at Macy’s and the burgundy train case is available from Lancome directly by purchasing $36 USD worth of products and using coupon code BEAUTYBOX at checkout!

CLICK to start shopping now!

All other department stores will have the train case starting the 23rd of this month! Hurry over to Lancome and snatch one up now as I have a feeling they will go fast! The Muse wants one!



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Lancome’s Gift with Purchase at Bergdorf

Lancome Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black

Lancome Maquicomplete Coverage Concealer Review & Swatches

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Givenchy Very Couture Palette Price Lowered

I’m unsure why but the Givenchy Very Couture Palette has been reduced from $65 USD to $45 USD effective immediately. I was considering purchasing the palette during Sephora Friends and Family (which has been extended till today by the way! yay!) and this just seals the deal as the price is quite nice now!

If you’re wanting it best pick it up before it’s gone at this price! The Muse will be reviewing some of the Givenchy Holiday 2008 Collection shortly so stay tuned!



Givenchy Holiday Collection 2007 Review


Givenchy Perfect Again! Corrector Palette Review

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