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Lunasol Stardust On Eyes Eye Shadows Review and Shadows

With all the hype surrounding the new Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow I thought I’d haul out the Lunasol Stardust On Eyes Eye Shadows I got for the Holidays. I purchased them to use for Christmas and never got the chance to do a look with them. I proceeded to promise myself I’d use them for New Year’s and again set aside, because I did this crazy blue Tardis themed look, who the hell knows where my head is sometimes.

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But today I thought I’d give you a glimpse and some babbles about them as they are rather gorgeous.

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Beauty Abroad: Kesalan Patharan Holiday Coffret 2009

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The Muse is making her Japanese wish list and checking it twice.  One item that is currently topping the list is the new Kesalan Patharan Holiday Coffret 2009.

You can see why I wants it right?

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Lavshuca Holiday Collection 2009

Lavshuca’s main portal has yet to be updated but the Kanebo product pages are slowly being updated with the new offerings for Holiday 2009.

Lavshuca Holiday Collection 2009 is interesting, particularly because of it’s large size.  While many Japanese brands embrace coffrets or smaller releases for the Holiday, Lavshuca went all out with 12 shades of brand new shadow.  This is quite a large offering for the Holiday considering that Spring Collections launch very early in Japan.  You’d think with Spring right around the corner that Lavshuca would not go for such a huge release but nope….it’s a big one.  Compared to last year’s very small coffrets this should please many a fan of Lavshuca.

Lavshuca Custom Selective Eyes will be available as of November 1st in Japanese drugstores and feature a slide-out drawer design.  This is another revamp for Lavshuca and would be about the third time the packaging has changed since it’s debut.

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Although the duals are very exciting one must not forget that duos are old hat to Lavshuca as they have been done before just not in this interesting packaging.  It’s difficult to be so blunt and honest when I love Japanese Cosmetics so much but the fact is aside from the very cute packaging the colors themselves are highly uninteresting and if you already own a few Lavshuca palettes the fact is they are easily duped from past colors.

I must admit that I am very excited about this release and MAY indulge in one maybe two palettes at most but the shades do ruin the release for me slightly.

Also releasing are 12 shades of Lavshuca Lips N Shiny Lipstick and 10 shades of Jewel N Color Lipstick.

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My mind is on the Jill Stuart Coffret at the moment which I know I’m leaning towards but as of yet I’m truly finding Holiday in Japan uneventful so far.  But we shall see.  I look forward to hearing about Korean releases and seeing where that leads particularly Etude House although I notice Spring with Etude House is the best release of the year for me.

Overall, I love Lavshuca initiated such a huge release but even I admit I miss a really “special” release for the Holidays.  See last year’s review to understand what I mean by special.

On a side note the current conversion rate from yen to usd is very good so I really should be busy hauling what I missed over the last year when the conversion was flowing rather badly.  As of last convert we are breaking practically even dollar to dollar.

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Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Mist Review

So last week I told you a little sumthing, sumthing about Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel. That stuff is rocking my world right now. Today I bring you a review on Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Mist! Ooooo! Excited? Me too.

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Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel Review

If you’re a Japanese makeup and skincare junkie like me you’re probably very familiar with a brand called Sana.  Sana has a slew of little sub brands they put out such as Excel, Maikohan, Etc….

Honestly, some of their sub brands have really gimmicky products but I end up buying them because the packaging and advertisement is just too blooming cute to resist.

The most recent Sana release caught my eye right away because again I was drawn in by that uber sweet packaging that I find so hard to resist. Always expecting to not really be too surprised when something from Sana is cute but not necessarily great quality I braced myself for a let down.

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And was pleasantly surprised….

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