Mid-Range Makeup Brands

Bath and Body Works Hello Sugar! Collection

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I check up on Bath and Body Works daily to see if any new Temptations have been released and during my regular visit I noticed they had a new line available. I could be wrong but maybe this new line will be replacing the regular Temptation Collection that we’ve been seeing for the past few years!

The new collection is entitled Hello Sugar! and looks very promising. I’m hoping that this smells like a sweetened, fruity, sour combination of lemon and sugar but I’m fearful this will be some sort of Fresh Lemon Sugar dupe (not that I don’t love Fresh Lemon but something different would be lovely) I’m very much in favor of the fruity, sweet version please!

The collection includes a three in one shower gel, a body spray, a shimmer body lotion, a body meringue, and a lipgloss. It’s only available in the Hello Sugar! fragrance but I’m hopeful they’ll extend the line to include other scents! I love the Tempation line but I don’t mind seeing something new like this pop up either!

Wanna try it?

Tell the Muse!

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Click to read about my review on the Fall and Winter Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works!

Click here to discover a review on Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel!

Click here to see a sneak peek of Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008!

Click here to see some of the Holiday Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works this past season!

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mark Pure Eye and Lip Strips

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I’m an Avon junkie lately.

Yea so? And?

Can you believe I said it aloud? It’s kinda like going to an AA meeting and admitting that you do indeed have an addiction!

This is not your mama’s Avon anymore kids. Seriously lately they have been introducing some seriously cool stuff!

Currently I’m really loving the pure eye and lip strips and yes they are sitting very comfortably in my virtual shopping cart awaiting me to hit submit!

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The colors of the shadows aren’t so wow aspiring but I must say that both lippie palettes look yummie to my eyes and since I’m busy sporting nudes and neutrals lately I’ll go ahead and admit that even the eyeshadows look kinda nice! Plus the price is right at $5.99 USD per a set!

Am I the only one loving these?

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Philosophy Purity 32oz Back in Stock @ QVC

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I imagine this isn’t very news worthy but I thought I’d shout out and tell you that the 32oz mega size of Purity is back in stock at QVC.

About a month ago I finished off my mega size that I had purchased last year and I wandered over to QVC for a re-order and was saddened and shocked to see it was unavailable.

Now this mega size is about $40 USD or so after shipping.

I hopped into Sephora and had to pay $32 USD for 16oz…..sheesh………..I could get twice the amount for almost the same price!

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Anyway! For the Purity lovers grab it while the grabbing is good! Item Number A34737.

On to more Philosophy news…..

Have you seen these?

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From Philosophy’s website:

you need this product if…
  • your skin is dehydrated and thirsty for replenishment
  • your skin is dull, devitalized, and in need of extreme hydration
  • your skin has lost its firmness and elasticity
  • you want to minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • your skin is stressed due to climate changes, stress, hormones or illness
  • Sounds like I need these as my skin is always thirsty for more moisture! It sounds like a great fix for Winter skin blues!

    What do you think?

    I’ve never tried any capsule treatments from Philosophy (they have booster shots available as well in cap form) so I am vaguely curious!

    Hmmmm!

    Thoughts?

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    Smashbox Blowout Sale

    I could have predicted that the Smashbox Tokidoki Collection would someday end up on clearance. It deserves to be mentioned that the Muse happens to love Tokidoki and indulged in the collection when it popped up last year however after trying it out all of it went back save the all over powder blush and brush! It was utter and complete rubbish! A really great waste of cash!

    However, if you happen to lem it you can nab it now on sale from Smashbox and a few other bits and bobs are available to satisfy your need for savings!

    Tokidoki Lipgloss $13.50 USD
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    Tokodoki Eyeshadow Quads $22.50 USD
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    Vanity Brush Set $112 USD (Did I mention this is on my Wish List?)
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    Smokebox Palette $28.50 USD
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    And much, much more available at the Smashbox website! Click on over!

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    Mally Beauty CityChick Nude Lip Kit Review

    I should start off this review by saying I HATE NUDES!

    Now that I’ve ranted a bit allow me to rave. I’ve been somewhat curious about Mally Beauty lately. I’ve only tried a few of her items and after being wow’ed by her neat little concealer last week I’m happy to report that I was able to test drive a few of her kits this week, the first of which I’m about to review for you.

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    This morning I was doing a very calm, neutral look. Yes, it’s April Fools Day and No, I’m not kidding around I really did a nude, natural look this morning, honest. Well, as nude as the Muse goes in terms of cosmetics.

    First of all I should say how cute is Mally? I find her fascinating to watch on QVC. She’s so excited about cosmetics and passionate about what she does. Dontcha love that? I really dig her voice too for some reason!

    Is she cute or what?

    My review today is about the CityChick Nude Kit which comes in an ultra cute pink case! I love pretty things and this is most definately pretty. The kit comes with this uber cute metallic pink case that houses a gloss and a dual end liner pencil. The kit retails for $22.80 USD on QVC.com (Item Number A73014). The price is right as the quality is excellent. It evens out to about $11.40 USD per an item not including the bag which is seriously not a bad deal at all in my humble opinion. The kit is available in two shades which are nude deep and nude light. I tested out nude deep. As I said in the beginning of this review I hate nudes. I’m already sporting a very full face and I feel like nudes make my face appear even rounder however I’m happy to report that this actually worked well for me and I actually felt kind of sexy with the lip I created using this little kit! My lips looked very full and juicy after using it as well and mind you it’s NOT a plumping gloss!

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    The gloss itself is a very intense liquid formula that really packs a punch. The formula is very thick but that doesn’t make it tacky or sticky. It feels very natural on and gives you a feeling of not even wearing gloss at all! The Muse likey that! The color is a cross between nude, beige, and a bit of brown thrown in. Not very exciting but once it’s on WAHOOOO very sexy! It also happens to come with a brush applicator which the Muse Approves of in a major way as I hate sponge applicators for glosses!

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    The dual end liner is very, very interesting! One side sports a primer while the other side has a natural almost berry chocolate colored liner. Now the primer I was wary of at first. I don’t normally prime my lips but I decided to get the full experience and try this out. I’m really excited about the primer simply because it does exactly what it’s supposed to do and more! The primer offers full coverage of your lips and intensifies the gloss by 100%! It’s very melty so you have to be careful with how much you use and how you use it. The packaging suggests sticking it in the fridge for a bit to harden. It offers more coverage then normal foundation or even MAC lip primer for that matter. It really, really does a super job of nuding out your lips completely and making your gloss or lipstick intensify in color! I used this with the included gloss and also with a lipstick but I felt like it worked better with my lipstick then with the gloss! It really made my lipstick pop and it’s turned me on to priming my lips as it’s not a normal practice of mine!

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    The liner is a beautiful shade of chocolate with a hint of berry to it and it compliments the nude shade of gloss beautifully. I don’t normally line my lips but again I wanted to go for the full experience when testing this so I lined up. I must say that it made my lips appear fuller by lining pre-gloss which was a curious feeling looking at myself. I felt like Angelina Jolie for a second there. Wide lips, full pout. So yum!

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    I actually love this kit. It’s sincerely an interesting little combo of goodies that creates a very interesting look! For me it’s a different look which may be why I’m loving it! I don’t normally veer away from my bold looks so this was definately an interesting experience!

    The Muse sporting some kissable lips after using the Nude Lip Kit!
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    All in all I’d say the CityChick Nude Lip Kit is Muse Approved for purchase. The Muse likey and thinks you will too!

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    Click here to read up on Mally’s new concealer!

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