Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Tropical Coolers

These are worthy of a mention. Behold, Victoria’s Secret New Beauty Rush line up entitled Tropical Coolers:

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I’m not going to say these are amazing because they are sadly not. However, I was drawn in when I seen the display and scent selection. I found myself heading to the till to pay for three bottles while struggling to hold them all in my arms. I made it safely there and before I knew it I had shelled out $24 USD and tax.

I’ve tried Victoria’s Beauty Rush Body Double Mist before but as I said I was tempted by these new scents. If you’re unfamiliar with these they are simply a dual layer fragrance that mixes a fragranced water base with a fragranced oil base. This basically translates as you’re getting a moisturizing scented body spray!

They work fabulous on wet skin and it’s kinda the feeling of a dry oil spray that conditions, softens, and leaves behind a gorgeous scent.

Sadly, the thing that I dislike about these is the scent doesn’t linger nearly as long as I’d like. When you spray on the first time you get a super healthy amount of fragrance that smells both fresh and fruity however the staying powder is zero and within an hour you’ll need to retouch up sadly. This could be my body chemistry that sucks the scent right in but it does happen to my sister too so I’m not the only one experiencing the problem with these!

I’m quite upset at this because I do generally love the scents they put out and I’ve tried virtually all of ‘em but they don’t linger at all!

The three that sucked me in were from a new line entitled Tropical Coolers. It’s three new scents that are called Lotta Colada, Punchy, and Mango Madness! All three are super duper sweet and fruity and true to the name.

Shown below after being shaken. Once shaken the oil and water base combine to create a beautifully, conditioning body spray!
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For the price you can’t really not avoid picking up one or two up to try out. They aren’t nearly so nice to tote around in your bag for touch ups since they are so big.

They really smell sincerely heavenly….now if we can convince Victoria’s Secret to make them a touch stronger we’d have a winner here!

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Tinted Lip Balms

I’m all for light, sheer, and colorful in the Summer!

I can get all three with Victoria’s Secret New Pink Tinted Lip Balms. How cute are these? Reminiscence of MAC’s Tinted Conditioner Sticks these little guys are about half the price at $7 USD each plus they are heaps cuter! Just look at that cute little heart in the center of each!

These are definately on my wish list! I haven’t yet seen them in stores but you can click on over to Victoria’s Secret website to check them out or add them to your cart!

The Muse likes ‘em, wants ‘em, and feels a purchase coming on!

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What’s your favorite light lip wear for the Summer?

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Click here to read about MAC’s Strobe color collection featuring Tinted Lip Conditioners!

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to read up a review about Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Brilliant Lip Shine Lipgloss!

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Hot Summer Scents: Victoria’s Secret Summer 2008 "Sentual Fruit" Collection

I prefer a lighter fragrance in the Summer and Victoria’s Secret new “Sensual Fruit” Collection is the perfect combination of a light and sweet scent for the hot weather!

I picked these up a few weeks ago at Victoria’s Secret and I’m quite happy I purchased them as the weather is beginning to get humid and I really like a quick body spray that lingers on in the sticky heat!

I picked up Dewy Peach and Juicy Apple both of which are a lovely cocktail of sweet fruit! I find these linger all day when I layer them with the lotion and I’m left with just the right amount of scent that’s light enough for Summer wear and tear.

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The price can’t be beat at 4 for $19.99 USD or 7 for $29.99. You can mix and match till your heart’s content which is a plus for me as I can never make up my mind!

I enjoy a nice light fragrance in the Summer and these fit the bill perfectly!

What’s your Summer Scent preference?

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Victoria’s Secret Diamond Collection Review

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Last year Victoria’s Secret had introduced a collection entitled Sparkling Diamond. The collection was limited edition and the Muse was quite happy about her purchases from the Collection. This year the collection is back and simply entitled “Diamonds Collection”. Both collections have made the hefty promise that each palette contains crushed diamonds. Call me skeptical but I fail to believe these palettes actually contain crushed up diamonds but hey you never know right?

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Last year the collection was quite a deal larger and included a face palette, various shadows, and glosses. This year the collection is a good deal smaller with a new face palette, three duo eyeshadows, and re-releases of the glosses from last year.

Although the collection is lovely I felt like it’s previous release was much, much better and I only ended up with one shadow duo and the face palette both of which didn’t wow me too much but I had to have them for a simple a reason that sometimes a drug addict needs a fix and so it goes for a beauty addict!

Here’s the palette from this year:

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The palette quite reminds me of Dior’s Blossom Face Palette. It’s lovely but I’d have really enjoyed something pink or something with more gold. This appears mostly bronze for me and I’m not thrilled with the color selection. It can be used on your face or your eyes to create various looks!

Below you’ll see the difference in size between last years palette and this years! I really liked the pink version much better than the bronze/peach version. The size was much nicer as well plus the enclosed brush was lovely!

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Last Year’s Release
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The shadows available for this collection are duos. Last year they had released a loose eyeshadow powder where as this year the duos are pressed shadows. The shadow is nice and shimmery but a bit on the sheer side sadly!

Other color options available for the duos were a black/purple and a pink/gold I believe. I wasn’t paying too much attention but I remember not liking the other versions and settling on the teal/gold palette!

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Here are a few pictures from last year’s release:

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I’m a bit disappointed that a loose powder wasn’t released with the collection. Last year a gorgeous sparkling pink Diamond powder was released with the collection but this year we didn’t get one!

Here’s a photo of it:

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Beautiful right?

I wish they had released something similar this year!

As you can probably tell from my lukewarm review I’m not entirely thrilled or as excited as I was last year about this particular collection! Oh well! I am kinda sorta pleased with the palette but aside from that I think you can safely skip! Word to the wise these tend to sell out super fast so head out to Victoria’s Secrets as soon as you can to cure your lemmings!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

See you Monday!

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Click here to read my ravings about last year’s Victoria’s Secret Sparkling Diamond Collection!

Want some more? Click here to read my latest review about Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Eyeshadows!

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to read why I disliked Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine Lipgloss!

Click here to read my ravings about the Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Face Palettes from the Fall Collection!

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Beauty on a Budget: Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Eyeshadow Review

Here’s an awesome Beauty on a Budget find for you!

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Loose Eyeshadows.

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I picked these up this weekend spontaneously while waiting in line at Victoria’s Secret. I see them ALL the time and Victoria’s Secret pimps them out big time. These things are in little buckets all over the store so seriously sooner or later you’re bound to pick up one or two even if you don’t want to which is just the case for me!

I didn’t need, nor want these but somehow, someway they finally ended up in my cart.

Shrugs.

What can I say? I guess I got tired of seeing them all the time and never trying them! No idea why I bothered purchasing them but honestly I’m actually glad I did because they aren’t so bad!

These are $7 USD each which is the most obscene price I ever heard of in my life as they are so tiny! $7? Come on! No way am I dishing out a near $10 bill for these little tiny eyeshadows!

But I brought five of them which means I got ‘em for $4 USD each! I like that price much better icon wink

They are available at a single price of $7 or as a purchase of 5 for $20 which sounds much better.

F0r some odd reason everyone and their mum decided that it was a good idea to be at Victoria’s Secret and the line was fracking out the door. So as I waited impatiently I was busy swatching every color of these shadows on my arm and decided I did indeed need one or two.

As I said they are good.

First of all they are very light and shimmering. If you love a “not so made up” look these are definately something you might want to consider purchasing. Pigmentation is not too bad and the color is buildable. The powders are light, shimmery, and have a nice bit of sparkle.

They are advertised in two finishes one of which is a “high sparkle” finish while the other is a Luminous version. I honestly can’t tell the difference between the two as they both give a nice fair amount of sparkle.

Colors range from a few bold colors like greens, purples, and teals to lighter shades like pink, beige, and white.

I personally choose mostly light colors as I thought they would be great for Summer for a light makeup look.

Not alot of product comes in the little jar but for the price I can’t complain too much. The applicator is awesome in my humble opinion! I wish that Urban Decay had such a great applicator on their new loose pigment shadows. It’s a dense, rounded sponge tip that fits very nice not only in the contour of my eye but right across the lid for easy application!

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The colors I got were:

  • Glow Nude-A sparkling nude cream color
  • Deja Blue-A deep blue green
  • Goldblinger-A soft creamy gold
  • Miami Ice-A sparkling white
  • Twinkled Pink-A iridescent pink

Glow Nude
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Deja Blue
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Goldblinger
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Miami Ice
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Twinkled Pink
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All in all these are pretty good quality for the price and the Muse likes them! If you favor a light, natural look or just want an easy, simple eyeshadow application these might be something to consider!

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Loose Eyeshadows should definately be able to fit into your Beauty Budget!

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Join me in loving Victoria’s Secret Beauty by viewing some old posts!

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Click here to read my babblings and excitement over the Victoria’s Secret Sparkling Diamond Collection!

Click here to read my review on Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Palettes!

Click here to find out why I wasn’t loving the Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine Lipgloss!

Click here to hear my raves and review about the Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Cosmetic Collection!

Click here to enjoy an FOTD of me using Goldblinger from this Collection!

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