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Beauty News: Etude House Website Relaunch

Bless freaking be! The Etude House website has gotten a make over and I couldn’t be more relieved (although there be a steep learning curve for those of us who can’t read Korean).

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I can’t begin to tell you how SLOW and tedious the old Etude House website was. It’s not bad enough struggling through the Korean lanuage but also having to face the horrible load time, the terrible pop up promos, and the amazing amount of ridiculous sections they had going on.

Yesterday Etude House was down all day and I thought maybe there might be some sort of new launch in the works but turned out it was EH getting ready to slip into some new clothes. The new site is a good deal faster loading, doesn’t load a pop up from the get go, and seems a tad easier to navigate.

I do have to reteach myself the lay out but I’m so happy it loads fast I may just wee myself in delight (but I won’t, promise!). It’s pretty much a one shot site and everything you may need or want is right there on the main page. I’m just delighted that FINALLY Etude House did a revamp because the site just really needed major work.

If you’re like a nosy visit http://www.etude.co.kr

Happy Drooling!

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Beauty News: Missha

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Slap me happy! The Muse was browsing around the Internets and noticed that Missha revamped it’s website and now you can even order online!

Well, ‘ello there!

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Missha is a Korean brand that’s sold in Korean, select Asian countries, and even Australia. Up until now I’ve never been privy to Missha within the US although I’ve seen a few odd pieces from it’s skincare collection here and there but never it’s point/base makeup collection.

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock but this is the first time I’ve seen Missha offering some of it’s point and base makeup items for sale within the US online including, ‘ello, BB Creams!

Now don’t get too excited as they really don’t have a whole lot going on at the moment, guess they are testing their feet in the US waters but they do have a few pieces here and there that can be exciting for the Asian cosmetic junkie in us all. Hey they even have the Missha Over Blusher! It’s a start people, it’s a start!

Some items are about the same price you’d pay in Korea but some are considerably higher. For example the BB Cream is $24.99 USD on the US site and 9,800? within Korea…major price jump. But they do offer free shipping with a $40 purchase and free samples plus you know you’re getting a fresh tube of BB where as with E-bay you have to pay shipping, probably aren’t getting samples, and may be getting an old tube.

Honestly, I’d rather give Missha my money than some E-bayer who’s jacking up the price on me. At least purchasing from Missha I can justify the higher costs as being a possible deal with importing it.

Anyway you splice it count the Muse happy she can get some Missha in the US now! Tis exciting news if ever I did hear it.

Click it to check out Missha’s site!

What do you think?

Excited to hear Missha is selling online now?

Tell the Muse!

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Banila Co Dear Flower

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In one of the largest collections I’ve seen to date from Banila Co, steps in Dear Flower. Banila Co Dear Flower is their late Spring release it appears and just in time too for the lovely weather ahead. Full of pastels and brighter shades of blush and lipstick this collection should appeal to those who like a little pop with softer colors!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I’ll avoid this as I’m not feeling the love for pastels anymore. The Muse was loving the Shu Spring Collection and all those pretty girly light shades but at the moment I’m off the pastels.

Banila Co Dear Flower Palette consists of six pastel shades that look lovely enough but as I said far from appealing to this Muse!

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Two new blushes that mimic MAC Beauty Powder Blush look very nice although colors do look a bit light and possibly chalky!

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Three new lipsticks in the Dear Flower packaging. These are nice darker shades that give a bit of sizzle to contrast nicely with the lighter shades of the palette!

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A luminous base adds a bit of a Spring time glow to face and cheeks!

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Two brand new marble shadows which are kinda of a rerun. Banila Co is fond of putting our blue and green marble shadows over and over and over again. Very pretty but too much of the same is never a good thing!

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Banila Co Dear Flower definitely looks like a nice little stash of goodies for the Spring but nothing attracts me overly much or cheers at me to pick it up so I’m happy sitting here staring at it all from my monitor. I look forward to seeing what Etude House next releases as Korean Collections of late have been a tiny bit boring.

If you are indulging you’ll be happy to know won is still converting beautifully to USD. With the economy slightly on the rise we may see it finally even out shortly but for now you’re getting an incredible deal.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist Review

I reviewed Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt for you last year when the weather was warm and humid enough to appreciate a matte powder. The weather is well on it’s way to being warm here again but my skin is quite dry and gross thanks to the harsh Winter. Since my face can use all the moisture it can get it’s difficult to set my foundation with powder when my skin is so terribly dry and tight.

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Have no fear, Beauty Credit Lovely Pact Moist to save the day!

Beauty Credit is a Korean line of cosmetics sold in the UK and a few other select countries. The line has everything from skincare, bath and body care, and of course cosmetics. I’ve tried a few various pieces from the cosmetic department and have always been impressed with the great quality for the price. Since I began reviewing Beauty Credit sometime last year I do believe they have since gone from not shipping worldwide to shipping worldwide. Don’t quote me on that but I think they are now which is great if you’re lemming a few items after reading this review.

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Lovely Powder Pact Moist is a light, nearly transparent powder with moisturizing vitamin E to keep skin hydrated and refreshed during use. This is particularly a good powder for the Muse who’s suffering from Winter blues skin at the moment. The powder is incredible light weight and doesn’t settle on the skin like a mask. A simple dusting sets my foundation and allows breathable, flawless coverage. The powder is silky smooth and feels quite natural on my skin.

The compact and packaging is of course part of the powder’s appeal. Sporting the Beauty Credit emblem of a rocking horse on both the powder and the compact, this sweet design makes the powder all the more appealing. The compact is a golden shade and comes with a puff and a clear cover that slips over the powder to protect it from the puff and from causing a mess.

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With lovely packaging, flawless coverage, and a pretty price of 7 is it any wonder why Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Moist appeals?

Who might like this?

  • Anyone who wants a pretty compact to tote around for touch ups!
  • Those with dry skin that desires a lighter powder for touch ups and setting foundation.
  • Anyone who wants a nice light coverage for makeup application.
  • Those who want a quality powder for a little price tag!

This one is well worth checking out for yourself.

Shop the entire Beauty Credit line by visiting www.beautycredit.co.uk

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Past Clio Collections

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I did a little Spring clean up a few days ago and came across some great post cards from some past Clio Collection, as far back as 2005 w00t! I thought you might enjoy peeping at them as Clio hasn’t really updated in a while!

Jump ahead for a full peek!

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Hope you enjoyed a look into Clio’s past!

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