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I could possibly be putting myself in a position here where everyone from LA proceeds to hate me but….what’s so awesome about the Lakers? I’m just not into the entire basketball scene but it seems like people from LA are crazed about the Lakers.
Ok, I said it.
Don’t be hurt all you folk that leave out in Hollywoodland, the Muse loves you.
However, I can get on board with the LA Lakers now as they seem to love Stila. Anyone who loves Stila is a friend of the Muse’s!
Stila is actually proudly sponsoring the beauty wardrobe for the LA Laker Girls. Ha coolness! Stila also sponsored last night’s Kiss Me Cam @ the Laker’s game!
Do you think this means we might get a Stila Loves the LA Lakers Collection? I can so go for those colors. Yum! Bring it! Psstt better yet how about an eyeshadow named after the Muse?
Philosophy you think I’m wonderful? No, no you are!
I’m always quite found of raving about how far Philosophy has come with it’s 3-in-1 Shower Gel range. It’s gotten so much better over the years and they continue to absolutely floor me with brand new scents that I have to collect!
Check out their newest collection available exclusively at Nordies below!
Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set is a set of 2, 8oz bottles of Philosophy 3-in-1 Shower Gel in the scents mandarin orange and cherry. Omg! Cherry! I want cherry! After I got done getting all excited about cherry scented shower gel I proceeded to run around and think of how great it would be mixing cherry AND orange in the shower. Mmmm fruity!
Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set is available now from Nordstrom for $24 USD.
The Muse wants it please so she can feel all wonderfuls!
Can I tell you, at one time in my life I didn’t like palettes! Gasp! Horror! I know right? I’d so go for single shadows, tons of glosses, heaps of lipstick but never went for palettes at all. The only palettes I would buy for a very long, long time was Dior Limited Edition ones, this was back when Dior was making some seriously ridiculously girly palettes.
I was of the mentality that palettes were messy and didn’t really give me what I wanted, etc….
As for now?
I’m an addict. I’m absolutely palette mad. It’s not even so much that most palettes get you the best bang for your buck, it’s just more of an “Oh My God! That’s Gorg! Must haves it!” Do you ever feel that way about palettes? Shrugs could be just me.
Moral of this story is that The Body Shop actually has a brand new palette they released with their Summer Collection. I know, who knew? The Body Shop and a palette? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them do a palette quite like this….!
Check it after the jump!
If you like palettes or you’re just wanting alot of everything for a little price tag you can check out The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette. Basically has everything you need to create a complete face look or several looks for that matter. Travel friendly to say the least if you’re a minimal type that hates traveling with a slew of makeup, here it be, all in one spot. Tote it around with you on holiday or stash it in your desk draw for quickie touch ups. It’s $30 USD and it snags you pretty much everything and the kitchen sink.
- The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara
- The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colors in Pink Sparkle and Golden Coral
- The Body Shops Cheek Color in Golden Pink
- The Body Shop Eyeshadows in Shell, Pink, Spearmint, and Slate
- Plus a mini blusher and shadow brush!
All the items above come housed in a slick, black box with a little ribbon closure that sports The Body Shop emblem. The shades are pretty universal so you can use them just about anytime of the year. The blush is quite an interesting shade and reminds me of NARS Orgasm but a good deal more pigmented so use lightly. The shadows you get are creamy white, black, soft teal, and pink. These are all velvet texture and are a chalky but still manage to apply nicely to the lid, quite smooth and buttery in texture with plenty of pigmentation. The glosses are a nice little extra. They aren’t terribly glossy and they are sheer but they lend a little twinkle and shine to lips plus having them tucked inside makes the palette complete for eyes, lips, and cheeks! The mascara may be mini but it packs a rather large, bushy applicator brush which does a very good job of lengthening lashes and adding nice volume. I was kinda shocked with this as I never tried Body Shop mascara prior to this and the small size had me worried it wouldn’t be so good, but good it was. Both brushes included are super soft although the blusher blush is a tad small to do my face with but I found that it worked a treat for blending my shadow hehe!
You can get any number of looks from the palette and it’s rather ideal for travel considering how strict the airlines are. If you like softer, pastel shades or you’re just a lover of palettes this should appeal.
The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette is available now at http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com or visit your local Body Shop to swatch and have a play! I know mine was offering free make overs using the palette and the Summer Collection if you’re interested!
I did two looks for you using the palette. The first look I used the creamy white as a highbrow highlighter, the pink on my lid, and a bit of the sheer aqua on my lower lash line and finished with Pink Sparkle gloss on my lips. The second photo I used the aqua all over my lid, you know how addicted I am to anything that’s aqua! Both photos I am using The Body Shop mascara.
Anyone see this yet?
Tell the Muse!
Shameless self promotion ahead….
Neil Gaiman, himself, twittered about my Lush Stardust Bath Bomb post last night. I’m such a fan girl that this made me completely giddy after seeing it!
Thanks Neil, loves ya, alot and stuff.
See? Even brilliant authors like Lush and good sales!
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Ecstasy slipped by this Muse. I was blinded by the cosmetic glory of the Urban Decay Get Baked Eye Shadow Palette that I didn’t realize that Urban Decay had sneakily injected two brand new shadows to their catalog on the fly that are available exclusively at Sephora. But of course this is always something that gets me hyper, I mean seriously have you seen my Urban Decay Eye Shadow Collection? You haven’t? For shame! Check it here.
In honor of my excitement about new shadow shades I’m all about Product Musing Urban Decay Ecstasy today!
Check it after the jump!
First off, Ecstasy is not Flash. Flash is a more true grape purple where as Ecstasy is more violet. But let’s keep it simple, if you love purple you’ll love Ecstasy. Particularly good news is the lack of shimmer, not good news for the Muse mind you but good news for anyone who doesn’t want a load of shimmer in their shadow. The formula is very smooth, shimmer-free, slightly semi-matte in feel but smooth and velvety. It blends incredibly well and gives your eyes a real knock out bunch of purple. It’s been a fair while since Urban Decay has added any shadows to their collection so I was quite excited to see a new shade. Minx is also a new shade which I’ll be musing for you tomorrow!
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Ecstasy is available now exclusively at Sephora
. Check it out! Likey!