Holiday Collections 2008

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Review

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It’s not too difficult to fall in love with the Guerlain Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Midnight Butterfly.

Over the years I never fail to fall deeply in love with the holiday collection from Guerlain and this year is absolutely no different from years prior as Guerlain releases a perfectly stunning collection filled with elegant, beautiful, and highly collectible pieces.

While last year concentrated on gold this year Guerlain took on silver and purple, two colors, in my opinion, that clash wonderfully well together. Although I don’t associate purple with the Holidays I must say that Guerlain took purple and owned it. Pairing softer lilac, with a darker purple and touches of silver and gold create a pure perfection for a Holiday face!

Although I’d have liked to indulge in the entire collection of beautiful items I concentrated on nabbing some of the more important pieces in the collection such as the eye palette, mascara, meteorites, and radiant powder.

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None of the lip items appealed to me thankfully however my eye was caught and captured by the $160 USD Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder in Radiant Butterfly. Truly it was a stunning powder but honestly at $160 USD it was way, way above what I’d have liked to spend on a compact!

I was both saddened and disappointed that Guerlain has raised its prices this year. One item in particular, the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder, costing $82 USD compared to $78 USD last year. The powder wasn’t the only price raise, other items were effected by a higher cost this year as well.

Aside from the minor disappointment of raised prices the collection has absolutely nothing to not love in it! All the items are luxe, posh and a pure, spoiled indulgence for the Holiday!

Of course, my very favorite item in the collection is the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder. This is a atomizer of fine, sparkling silver powder. Stunning both inside and out this powder is perfect for face or body! This is housed in a slick, feminine, vanity worthy perfume style bottle with a lilac butterfly attached. The butterfly is detachable and has a pin on the back so you can use it a as a cute accessory to a suit or a shirt. Last year I purchased a back up of Forever Gold but this year I was a bit more reserved and only indulged in one of the powders. I’m still debating with myself if I should go back for a second since the collection is so very limited!

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The Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly is my second favorite item in the collection. Consisting of four shadows at $57 USD this item was not effected by the price raise thankfully and still remains the same price as last year. The palette has two shades of contrasting purple shadow, one liner shadow, and a highlighting shade. The two main shades are a sheer lilac and a dark aubergine. A bright gold is included to highlight with and a purple brownish shade is used for lining the eyes. The four shades make up the design of a fine silver butterfly. Sadly, the butterfly almost instantly disappears upon smoothing your applicator on it however the touches of silver mixed with the shadow creates a rather nice sparkling effect. The shadows are housed in a slick, lilac compact so the outside is just as stunning as the shadows. The shadows are all smooth and silky however don’t expect a dramatic eye look using these, Guerlain keeps it simple and elegant with a touch of sheer color that has a tiny touch of sparkle.

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The star of the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly collection would have to be the Meteorites. In comparison to last year the pearls are three times bigger in size which makes for easier application. Although last year’s version had touches of shimmer, this year the pearls have a matte, silky powder finish. The color is a universally flattering champagne shade that brightens and lightens to complextion while setting makeup and creating a nice glow to the face. I love the larger size this year as it makes the application super easy and mess free, the container is twice the size as normal Meteorites. In keeping with the lilac theme the Meteorites are housed in a lilac container with the emblem of a butterfly on top. The size wasn’t the only item that became inflated this year, the cost of the Meteorites raised from $51 USD to $65 USD which was a considerable raise in price compared to previous years.

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My final purchase was the Guerlain ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ Mascara in Butterfly Sparkle. For the most part this purchase was spurred from the gorgeous packaging however ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ is a fine mascara as I already own the gold version and I’m very happy with it. The mascara is a dual sided affair which allows for application of upper and lower lashes. The upper part of the mascara is black while the lower end is purple with a tiny bit of silver. Lining the lower part of your lashes with the purple and the upper with the black reflects beautifully off an eye look created using the Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly!

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Right now, faced with an economical crisis, Guerlain Midnight Butterfly is not exactly the first collection you may have your eye due to it’s high cost however the Muse is approving it for purchase as it’s a stunning Holiday Collection! It has some highly collectible pieces in the collection for the makeup connoisseur or the makeup junkie. Face with so many options for the Holiday Season it’s difficult to choose which items are stash and which are trash! In the Muse’s opinion Guerlain’s Holiday Collection 2008 is a stash item! Truly an outstanding job on this one Guerlain! The Muse loves it!

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I did a quickie look this morning using everything in the collection! I fear it didn’t come out as well as I wanted to as I was rushed for time today but it’s not too bad.

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How about you?

Wanting the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection?

Already indulged?

Bit to costly?

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NARS Holiday Collection 2008

Is it seriously all that hard to fall madly, deeply and truly in love with the NARS Holiday Collection for 2008?

Come on…seriously now…who doesn’t want to indulge?

The collection is stunning and includes, you guessed it, Super Orgasm! That alone must have you wriggling around in your desk chair in utter excitement!

The Muse has already indulged and reviewed NARS Super Orgasm however this hasn’t lessened her excitement about the other goodies included in NARS Holiday Collection 2008!

Ummm hello? I’m pretty sure I absolutely have to have NARS Single Eyeshadows in Night Life and Silent Night! I’m particularly thrilled since these are two new shadows as I originally thought these might be something I already have from the NARS Night Series Palette I purchased last year! However, good news, they are both brand new shades! Definitely on my wishy list! Santa, baby filled my stocking with NARS eyeshadow and I’ll love you forevers and ever!

Also released is a new duo shadow in Jolie Poupee which contains a vibrant violet and a stunning purple!

Get your pout ready for the holiday with NARS Lipstick in Canaille and NARS Lipgloss in All Night Long!

And complete your look with a bit of NARS Nail Polish in Orgasm!

Ahhhh perfection!

Truly a great Holiday Season with NARS!

You can get your NARS Holiday on right now by visiting Sephora or NARS Cosmetics!

Review Coming Soon………!

Want any of this collection?

What are your favorite pieces?

Simply gagging to hear your thoughts!

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IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008: Dazzling Diamonds

Giving the gift of Diamonds doesn’t have to be expensive.

The IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Dazzling Diamonds has an assortment of inexpensive options to sparkle like a diamond this upcoming Holiday Season!

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Indulge your need for diamonds by selecting from the following items:

  • IsaDora Eyeshadow Palette $21 USD

Five metallic eye shadows housed in a gorgeous, elegant silver palette with mirror for stunning, dazzling holiday eyes!

  • IsaDora Diamond Ring with Gloss $55 USD

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so is this cocktail ring encrusted with Swarovski crystals to compliment your favorite holiday outfit! Flip it open and reveal the sparkling sheer pink gloss to give your lips a perfect amount of shimmer and shine!

  • IsaDora Lash Diamonds $14 USD

Reminiscent of Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles but half the price! Add a bit of sparkle, shimmer, and shine to your lashes using this easy pen!

  • IsaDora Fine Liner Eye Stylo $13 USD

Line and define eyes with this liquid eyeliner to create a sophisticated, polished look!

  • IsaDora Holiday Edition Perfect Moisture Lipstick $15 USD

Available in two shades enjoy whipping this beautifully packaged silver plated lipstick out of your purse!

  • IsaDora Diamond Lipgloss $14

Finish your holiday look with a bit of a sparkling diamond gloss!

This collection is both budget friendly and stunning! The Muse will definately be indulging in some, if not all, of this beautiful collection!

I’ll be reviewing the Isadora Dazzling Diamond Holiday Collection for you shortly!

Want it for yourself?

Check out www.amazon.com and www.cosmeticmall.com in November 2008 to grab yours!

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Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Product Photos

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Hi guys!

A little moblogging fun with the Muse!

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly is out and live on counters!! I’m in Neimans right now grabbing some of this stunning collection!

I’ll be back Monday to bring you the deets on Guerlain Midnight Butterfly with a full review, photos, and a Face of the day!

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Urban Decay Limited Edition Lipstick Cap

Whoa the Muse is on Holiday mode today!

Yeah baby!

Check out the new Urban Decay Limited Edition Lipstick Cap:

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Do you love it?

I love it.

Totally spoiled indulgence but I think it’s freaking HAWT and would make a perfect gift!

These limited edition caps are available for Urban Decay’s new lipstick collection! Each cap comes housed in a cute black box with ribbon pull. The outer packaging is just as gorgeous as the inner in this case. The box has a black swirl effect all over the box with the Urban Decay emblem on the very top.

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Inside you’ll find the gorgeous cap which is a mix of translucent purple encased in a silver outer shell. This is no wimpy cap! The metal casing allows for knocking around your purse or bag while protecting your favorite lipstick and making it beautiful when you’re ready to whip it out f your purse for touch ups! Seriously now how cool is it to take this out and start applying? Love it! The cap has both a goth and feminine edge that’s reminiscent of Anna Sui’s packaging and design…must be all that purple and black!

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Each cap is $15 USD and fits on all the newest lipsticks from Urban Decay. Simply remove the cap from the old lipstick and replace it with this killer cap!

I think purchasing a lipstick plus the cap would make a super gift for a good friend (or yourself..of COURSE!).

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Check it out at Urban Decay!

The Muse likes this one…I can’t help but approve it! Love it for myself and love it for a gift!

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Love it?

Want one for your very own?

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