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Smashbox Wicked Lovely Fall Collection 2008

Smashbox has certainly redeemed itself in the Muse’s eyes after her disappointment with the Spring collection entitled Green House. I just wasn’t feeling Green House but I’m definately feeling the love for the new Smashbox Wicked Lovely.

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This collection looks outstanding and I’m very eager to try it! The collection consists of a selection of makeup that can be used to create a wicked or a lovely look hence the name eh?

I like the idea of a collection that can be played up against your darker side (an evening look maybe?) and your lighter side (a daytime, playful look perhaps?). The contrasts of shades definately has something for everyone whether you prefer a softer nude look or a bolder, vampy look.

I’m partial to the new design of the palettes as well in their slick, black compacts sporting a bit of goth. Although the packaging has a dark edge it gets a bit of it’s innocent and “lovely” look from the lighter shades in the collection.

I’m liking the looks of Smashbox Wicked Lovely for sure so much so that I’ll be reviewing some for you later next week!

Loving this collection?

Are you Wicked or Are you Lovely?

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Smashbox 14K Golden Effect Top Coat Mascara

Smashbox Glambox

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smashbox 24K Golden Effect Top Coat Mascara

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Smasbox 24K Golden Effect Top Coat Mascara is the perfect solution if golden lashes are what you seek this Season!

This mascara top coat gives lashes a bit of shimmering sparkle and shimmer! It quite reminds me of Bare Escentuals Luminous Lashes which I’ve reviewed in a previous post. I’m hopeful this version from Smashbox will successfully create a beautiful shimmer to my eyes as the Bare Escentuals version takes a bit of work and simplicity rules!

Looks rather promising! At the moment it’s only available at QVC so use item number A82594 to nab yourself one at $19 USD.

I imagine we’ll see it from Smashbox soon or maybe for the Holiday Collection?

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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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Guest Review: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder

Ok special treat for you guys today!

I have a guest reviewer for the new Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder! You may recall I blogged about this a few weeks ago if you missed it have a click over here to view my original post!

I didn’t pick this up for myself but I was seriously curious which is why I’m happy that Adina had commented and said she got it! We arranged to have her review it since she purchased it and I’m happy to say I’m currently lemming this thanks to Adina fab review and FOTD using it! It really have a nice flawless appearance to her skin! I think it’d make a great finishing powder or for more fuller coverage if you desire!

Adina’s skin type is normal with some oily bits in the T-Zone Area and of course like me dryer in the winter months!

Without further babble from me here’s Adina’s review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder!

Hello out there blog-reading beauties. Adina (a.k.a Krasevayadancer) here doing a guest post review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder with Brush which is currently only being offered on QVC. I know I have been tempted to purchase this ever since I happened to catch glimpses of the product on QVC. The lemming became too strong for me to handle and I gave in to those little voices telling me to make the purchase about 1 week ago.I picked up this little baby in the light color option (while I am pale, i am luckily not ghostly enough for the porcelain option)

What it claims to do: A face-perfecting powder and brush duo. The powder contains a hydrating blend of vitamins and antioxidants. The built in shaver allows for the convenience of a pressed powder with the radiant finish of a loose one. The super-sized brush deposits perfect amount of powder every time. The revolutionary anti-aging powder formula provides a brighter look to your skin and contains Gogi berry, a powerful antioxidant. The formula is also infused with encapsulated water to refresh the skin on contact and provide a hydrated look that won’t accentuate lines and wrinkles.

-From the QVC website

Packaging and Application- General Comments
The packaging is wonderfully sturdy and holds well in the hand. The inside lid contains a mirror which makes it quite handy as well.
I love love love how this product comes as a pressed powder that you “shave” into loose powder by twisting the compact. This minimizes the mess you get with loose powders. You get the wonderfully sheer glowy effects of loose powder without the mess you get when you use loose powder- count me a fan!

How it wears and general thoughts on the product.
Does this baby do all that it claims to do- reduce wrinkles, hydrate, and give me a flawless glow. My answer is a resounding YES! My face looks refreshed with a light dewy glow. Coverage is enough for me to get away with a couple of swipes and I am done.

Adina looking flawless with the powder on!

Is it worth the nearly $60 price tag- I would say so. For that price you get a wonderfully soft full coverage face brush and a great powder for all of you ladies who just need some light coverage and a wonderfully flawless face!

Hope you enjoyed my review. Let me know who else is using and loving this!

Honestly I want this for the brush alone hehe! That’s some seriously chunky brush it comes with! The Muse likey!

Thanks for the review Adina and for creating the warm, squishy glow of lemminginess!

Show Adina some comment love!

Want it?
Love it?
Tried it?

Tell Adina (and the Muse)!

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Smashbox Glambox

Glammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmourize yourself with Smashbox Glambox!

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$68 USD nabs you a parcel of goodies. I’m not really in for it as I’ve lost my love for Smashbox lately however the box does contain a nice dose of cosmetics for your buck!

You’ll get:
Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Eyeshadow Quad in Supernatural
Fusion Soft Lights Palette in Natural Glow
Half Moon Brush
Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Bronze
Liner Brush #21
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Bare
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Aura

It’s supposely $184 USD worth of stuff! I haven’t added it up but I don’t think it’s that much! Maybe $130 USD as all of this stuff isn’t full size!

Anyway!

Looks like a nice little set if you’re a Smashbox fan!

It’s available now from Nordstrom!

There also happens to be a GWP (Gift with Purchase) if you buy this! So you’ll get:

Cream Eye Liner Duo in Midnight Brown and Cavier
Eyeshadow in Taupe Two
Mini Lip Gloss in Beauty
Mini Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Indeed for $68 USD you’re raking in on the loot!

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