Here in the US we have our fair share of gorgeous cosmetics but you know that my heart always lays with the gorgeous collections that my most favorite Japanese brands put out for the Holiday season!
What better way to learn all about what’s coming out this season then visiting with the Muse’s very good mate Iris at Rouge Deluxe!
Iris has been making the Muse very happy with all her posts about the goodies that Lavshuca, MJ, Paul and Joe, Gransenbon, and many other brands have in store for us this Christmas Season!
Some of the items I am looking forward to this Holiday Season are included in this little blog entry!
The entire Majorca Majolica collection! Iris has just posted the details and the Muse is drooling in delight at what’s being offered!
Two (not one but two! Celebrate good times come on!) new Majolook Line Impact palettes! Oh my and one looks purple with shimmery bits and pieces! Go right ahead and count the Muse in as being excited about these! If you’d like a look at past Majolook palettes please see my prior blog Spolight on Majorca Majolica by clicking here.
Lash Freeze Glitter Mascara! OH.MY.GOD! You know I want this don’t you? Count me in for two of these please! I love the old glitter mascara they introduced and this is on my MUST MUST MUST HAVE TO HAVE OR DIE LIST! Oh sorry was I being a bit too dramatic? Glitter does that to me.
And finally Snow Carat Face Powder which sounds like something very yummie that I must have as well
MJ looks like it’s coming out with quite a gorgeous range for Christmas! You can see the pictures, prices, and first impressions from Iris by visiting her here.
Next up on the list is Lavshuca’s two new Holiday palettes! The packaging on these looks adorable! You can see both by clicking here and here. Puffy’s back as Lavshuca’s model for the palettes! Yes, I know I know everyone is groaning but the Muse likes Puffy! I’m not entirely sure I’m loving her hair in these promo images but I still think she looks gorgeous! Anyway enough babbling about Puffy back to the palettes! The palettes are a bit weird in color as these appear more Autumn than Winter however they both look quite nice and too good to use! Beauty Vault anyone? They consist of three strips of shadows and two lip creams! Yum the Muse is writing her Letter to Santa now!
Please bring me two each of the new Lavshuca palettes and I’ll be sure the cookies are extra good this year! Promise!
Much love, the Muse!
Sonia Rykiel has caught my eye with the sparkling face powders they are introducing for the season! You can click over here and see them. I’m thinking all three need to make an appearance under my Christmas tree!
Aube Christmas line looks pretty darn nice as well! The new Jewelry Shower eye palette has caught the Muse’s eye! If you’d like to see the past Jewelry Shower eyes click here.
My Japan/Asian wish list is growing quickly and I’m happy that most of my US shopping has been done (aside from the MAC bits that have to make an appearance). The Muse has to go count her pennies and see about making all these wonderful items her very own
Visit with Iris on Rouge Deluxe for your Japanese Beauty fix but don’t say I didn’t warn you! Japanese makeup makes you broke and poor kids! Don’t be annoyed when the Muse says “I told you so!” when she hears your wallet screaming in pain!
Look for these at your favorite Japanese online shops starting around the end of the month and the beginning of November!
I wannaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa here you guys talk! Comment! Tell me what you are getting this year from these lines or other Japanese lines!
New to Japanese cosmetics? Check out the Muse’s Spotlights on Japanese Brands to learn more! Got a question about Japanese Cosmetics? Ask away!
I’m away this weekend but I do believe taking a second out of my busy schedule to type up this Weekend’s Steals and Deals is always in order!
Don’t you agree?
This weekend the Muse recommends heading over to Sasa for your beauty crack! Lots to be had on sale over at Sasa and Free Shipping too on orders of $50 or more!
Some of the Steals and Deals to be had at Sasa:
Bourjois Maxi Frange Maximum Length And Volume Mascara This mascara comes with the Muse’s highest recommendation and at $10.90 it also comes cheap! This retails for $19 at Sephora so you’ll be saving yourself $9! Yay!
Lavshuca Single Eyeshadows are $8.80
Majolica Majorca eyeshadows are available for $8 Sadly colors are extremely limited but if you have a hardcore lemming these are a pretty ok deal! They aren’t jacked up too much price wise compared to the original price of $5 or so each Japan side!
If I were you and I was in a bit of a shopping mood I’d click my mouse over to Drugstore.com and take advantage of the sale they have!
$5 off $30 plus free shipping
$10 off $50 plus free shipping
Drugstore.com is also having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale which can be combined with the above deals (You’ll find a few goodies in this sale! Rimmel Mascara, Neutrogena Face Soap, Etc…)! Wahoooooo savings all around!
Might the Muse recommend THIS for your cart?
Macy’s likes us to be happy shoppers so they are offering a free deluxe sample of Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel with a 2 product Philosophy purchase!
Since you’re at Macy’s anyway you might want to check out the Estee Lauder counter and score Free Shipping if you purchase $50 in products! Use coupon code LAUDERAUG to take advantage of Free Shipping!
If you’re lemming the Mystery Game Collection now might be a good time to get it and get something free! Lancome is offering a free sample duo with any purchase! The duo includes Definicils High Definition Mascara and Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover (The Muse uses this and recommends it for eye makeup removal).
That’s it for this Weekend’s Beauty Steals and Deals! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Labor Day (and Happy Shopping at all the Labor Day Sales!)
I’ve been very busy lately and updating my blog normally happens either really, really, really late at night, during brief pauses at work if I am even remotely lucky to have any, or in spurts here and there. Basically what you see written on any one entry takes me a day or more to complete because I’m so nuts with work and life in general lately
Reason I am telling you all this is I’m quite late displaying my latest Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul! I got it ages ago and never had a chance to really take it out of the box and truly enjoy it aside from taking some pictures and doing a video of it AGES and AGES ago.
I know MANY of you have already been exposed to the new Jill Stuart palettes, pressed blushes, etc…but I like to keep my blog updated with all my latest hauls so here goes anyway Hopefully it isn’t too much of a snore!
Kose Airy Whip (The new love of my life! This could replace Purity for washing my make-up off in the evenings! It’s so light and lovely and removes all traces of my foundation, blusher, and eye makeup too!)
Crystal Lash Pearls (These are great! An inexpensive way to enjoy lash pearls! Work just as well as Givenchy’s Lash Pearls!)
Esprique Precious Gift Set (A real value! Tons of goodies for under $50)
Esprique Precious Gift Set Illuminate Nuancer (Could possibly be better than Meteorites! Oops did I say that out loud?
Canmake Goodies (Canmake is the one of the few inexpensive cosmetics that the Muse has room in her heart for!)
Canmake Glitter Eyeliner Pencils (These are a bit to rough and hard in texture so hey may need to have a go under the hairdryer to soften them up prior to application)
Canmake Lipgloss (Pretty brilliant! First Japanese brand that actually made a flavored gloss hehe)
Canmake Glitter Shadow Trios
Canmake Metallic Eyes Shadow
Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2007 (Both are gorgeous as you can see and the colors are surprisingly really nice! I was worried I’d never make any use out of these palettes but I’ve fallen in love)
Jill Stuart Pressed Blush Compact (Bit sheer but haven’t tried them on my face as of yet)
Jill Stuart Loose Powder Blush
Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows
Majolica Majorca Majex (This is going to work great during chapped lip season!)
Tiffa Goodies (In love with Tiffa! This is my first haul from Tiffa and I’m loving the gloss and shadow)
Tiffa Eyeshadow Duo
Gransenbon Eyeshadow Palettes
Excel Single Shadows (LOVE these! So much sparkle and shimmer!
Excel Mini Glitter Mascara
Sofina Compact Case Fall 2007 (Best compact introduced yet in my humble opinion!)
KATE Mascara Primer (Not entirely impressed with this yet! The fibers get caught in my lashes and are visible a bit which means I have to struggle to catch every fiber while applying mascara! Not sure I’m in love with this as much as I’d like to be!)
KATE and Lavshuca Super Sharp Eyeliner (Never seen a liquid liner with such a slim applicator!)
Some presents from my angel!
MuseMedia Presents: A Japanese Haul That’s Better Late Than Never!
Well girls it’s the weekend which can only mean one thing….SHOPPING!
Here’s some deals you might want to nab during your weekend online sprees!
Select Bath and Beauty Works Temptations 3 in 1 16oz Shower Gels on Sale:
Melon Cooler $6
Ice Tea Twist $6
Orange Freeze $6
Free shipping on your order of $55 or more using coupon code FREESHIP55.
Cherriflip has 20% off your total order cost! Sale ends today so stock up and save on Perfumes, Shower Gels, Haircare, and other Bath and Body goodies! Use coupon code beach to get your 20% discount!
Sephora Collection Make-Up Brushes are discounted up to 75%
The Muse’s Favorite Brush Buys:
Contour Eyeshadow Brush $14
Blush Brush $8
Large Eyeshadow Brush $5.60
Flat Blush Brush $10
Crease Brush $5.60
Get these while the getting is good! They are selling out uber fast!
Majolica Majorca Beauty in Black Fall Collection Eyeshadows are $6.49 at BoboDave This offer is good till August 11th! Price is a bit jacked up but you won’t find a better deal on any e-bay shop in my opinion!
Have a great weekend and Happy Shopping!
I get many fine questions about MJ or MM (short for Majolica Majorca) from many a fine person that wanders onto my youTube page or happens upon my blog! I went ahead and did a little spotlight video on some fantastic MJ products I love!
MuseTV Presents: A Spotlight on Majolica Majorca