Spring Collections 2008

A Raving Review for Stila’s Cherry Crush

I’m in lust with Stila’s newest lip and cheek stain Cherry Crush! I’m about to give a raving review to you for this new product! Yay!

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Ok, before I rave I have to rant as that’s the proper order of the day for the Muse! This is a multitasking product that you can use to stain your lips or your cheeks which is where my rant comes into play! The idea of using this on my lips and then smoothing it on my cheeks and vice versa totally grosses me out. Sorry but it’s just not entirely hygienic to use it on my lips and then proceed to put it on my face. Easy enough would be purchasing two, one for your face and one for your lips! I plan on doing just that but it’s somewhat expensive at $24 USD. That’s my only minor rant now I can rave!

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This comes in a click style pen so basically you’re clicking for the color! I’m not particularly a big fan of click pens as I always find they distribute way too much product at one time. Anyway! When I got this I proceeded to click and swiped the color from the brush onto my fingertips to use on my cheeks and I’m happy to report this is very deeply pigmented so it gives your cheeks a lovely flush of color! The texture is a moisturizing gel! It slides onto your face easy enough, rub it in, and you’re instantly blushing! Beautiful!

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The remaining of the time I’ve been using this I’ve avoided using it on my face as the brush included on the end of the pen has been touching my lips way too often so as I said I’m utterly freaked to use it on my skin now! I’m a big fan of staining my lips and cheeks prior to blush and gloss so this is a great product for me! Again, it’s just as pigmented on your lips as it is on your cheeks! I’ve heard many rants about how stains cause dry lips, I’ve personally never had that problem but with this you can safely avoid dry lips as the formula is very moisturizing and lovely! It not only stains your lips but it also has a knack for making your lips look fuller and glossy! The stain is not overdone in anyway and it gives just enough color to make it look quite natural on and not clowny. The color is a subdued red so it looks as if you bit your lips or have just been kissed. My lips are rather dull and pale without gloss or stain so this is a great solution for me during the day when I’ve bitten off my gloss and lipcolor! Pop it out, swipe it on, beautiful!

Overall, it’s a really cute product! I’m slightly disappointed that it’s not entirely multitasking as I had hope for because I seriously doubt anal folks will be swiping this on their lips and proceeding to do so on their cheeks but aside from that and the slightly high price tag it’s great! Plus it contains a slew of “good for you” ingredients such as Vitamins A, C and E and did I mention it smells and tastes so yummie!? It smells like crushed cherries and tastes just as sweet!

Stila’s Cherry Crush gets a big RAVE for purchase! I’m loving it and it’s most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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Tarte Swirl Cheek Stain

Oh my little eyes spy a new Tarte Cheek Stain!

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Pretty!

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Physicians Formula Organic Wear

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Physicians Formula may be the only drugstore brand in the US that the Muse approves of and uses! Physicians Formula makes some very high quality makeup and I adore some their products. The good news is now there is even more reasons to love Physicians Formula with their new 100% Paraben free Organic Wear line!

Many of you ask me about Paraben Free cosmetics and here in lays a fantastic lineup of Paraben Free cosmetics in eco-friendly packaging! The line is not tested on animals and is vegan friendly (this gets better and better!).

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The line looks very promising! I haven’t yet seen it in drugstores but I’ll definately be picking some of this when I do! Click here for more details about this new line of cosmetics from Physicians Formula.

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Lush Cosmetics Valentine’s Bath and Body Gifts

Love..or should I say Lush? Is in the air!

Lush Cosmetics has updated it’s site with all the Valentine’s Day goodies your little heart might be desiring this year! The Muse sees at least three items she wants!

Ahhh the Perfect Match! He who makes your soul sing! In Lush’s case the Perfect Match is a set of Solid Perfume and a Matching Hunk of lovely soap!

Perfect Match Gift Sets $19.95 Each USD
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These ultra cute gift sets come in two flavors! Honey contains a heart shaped Honey I Washed the Kids Soap and a Solid Perfume! A most beautiful match if I ever did see one!

While Silky contains a chunk of heart shaped Alkmaar Soap and a Solid Perfume in Silky Underwear! An equally beautiful match!

For $19.95 you can’t really go wrong in buying one for yourself, one for your honey, and one for a mate!

Meet Lush’s newest massage bar, If You Play Your Cards Right. This is scented with the gorgeous smell of Sex Bomb! If you’re a big fan of the bath bomb you’ll be wanting to stock up on a few of these bars as it carries the gorgeous aroma of Sex Bomb! The Muse says stock up on a few and keep them in your fridge! I love rubbing these on rough winter elbow and knees! Of course you’re entirely entitled to use it in appropriate ways with your loved one if you so desire it!

If You Play Your Cards Right Massage Bar $8.95 USD
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Want a bit of a more luxurious gift? How about the Long Lost Love Box that contains an array of yummie Lush goodies to spoil yourself with! This gift box contains an array of retro products that haven’t been available in a long time so grab one of these to experience some much beloved favorites that have been gone for too long!

Gift box contains Kiss Me Klimt Bath Bomb, It’s a Date Bubble Bar, Potion Body Lotion (The Muse’s very favorite product!), Black Magic Massage Bar, and Queen of Heart’s Facial Soap (Another Muse Approved Favorite!).

Long Lost Love Box $49.95 USD
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Lush also has a rather cute trio of massage bars entitled Massage a ‘Trios! Oh La La! Use it for kinky fun (hey not too kinky!) with your mate or stick to rubbing it on your rough elbows and knees to soften your skin and make it scream in delight!

This little set includes Soft Coeur, Mange Too, and Nutts Massage Bar!

Massage a ‘Trios $29.95 USD
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I ordered a Long Lost Love Box for my very self and of course a few of the You Play the Cards Right Massage Bar icon wink It doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day for the Muse to spoil herself rotten! Although she wouldn’t refuse some of the other lovely gifts should her boyfriend be reading this such as diamonds, a fur coat, etc…etc…nothing to big mind you!

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Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

Other Posts You Might Love:

Steals and Deals Weekday Edition Featuring a Lush Coupon for 15% Off! Click for details!

Read about Lush’s upcoming Easter Selections! Click here!

Click here to read a review of Lush’s Solid Perfumes!

Click here to read about the Lush UK Party featuring Snowcake Shower Gel!

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Benefit Thrrrob Review

I got my Benefit Thrrob Powder ages ago and I’m finally reviewing it for you! YAY! Click here to read my original post about Benefit Thrrob Powder.

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I have to give this powder a big Muse approval for purchase as I’m in love with it at the moment!

At first glance I was pretty disappointed for a few reasons. First of all it looks all too similar to the other love of my life, Dandelion, however I soon find out they are quite a deal different from one another. The second reason I was feeling disappointed was the powder was quite sheer when I first opened the box. Huge sighs of grief left my lips when I seen that the powder wasn’t as vibrantly pink as I had hoped!

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When I seen this on the site I thought for sure this was the answer to my prayers for beautifully flushed cheeks but upon seeing the powder I thought for sure it was another big disappointment from Benefit! However, I take back all my negative thoughts after using it!

The powder is a beautiful silky texture with a touch of shimmer but as I said it’s a bit on the sheer side when you’re just glancing at it! However, after applying it to my cheeks I was delighted that the shade is deeper on, very beautiful, and natural! I actually tried it sans foundation and I found it gave me a lovely little glow of pink that was truly perfect!

If you’re in love with natural looking powders and blushes this would be something you’ll want! A little foundation, a little gloss, and some of this will give you a truly fresh, glowing look!

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If you’re scared of shimmers, glitters, or sparkle you can rest easy as the shimmer in this is very subtle and barely noticeable!

First thing I did when I got this was take out my Dandelion and do the comparisons. I have to say that I do get almost the same look from Dandelion however with Thrrob I noticed that the color is slightly deeper and a bit more pink where as Dandelion is pink yet not as deep. I normally apply Dandelion over my blush and let it work it’s magic however I rarely wear it alone where as Thrrob can be used both under or without blush! Although Dandelion can certainly be used on it’s own I found that Thrrob gives a much more brighter look rather! I’m not particularly certain that Thrrob is anymore pigmented then Dandelion however it is a bit more vibrant but not overly so!

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Where as Dandelion is a soft pale peachy pink, Thrrob is more of a true pink. Thrrob goes on as a reddish pink to me so you’re getting that “just out of the cold” look where as Dandelion you get more of a soft, highlighted glow.

Thrrob is $28 USD and available now directly from Sephora or Benefit Cosmetics.

Overall, I can definately give this a go ahead for purchase! I’m really loving it at the moment!

Benefit finally got it right this time and I’m happy to see a product I’m loving by them as it’s been ages since I purchased an item that I wasn’t a tad disappointed with!

Good job Benefit!

Benefit Thrrob is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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For a different review about Benefit Thrrob click here to visit Mandy and read her thoughts on this powder!

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Click here to read my Benefit Dandelion Review

Click here to read my drama with Benefit’s That Gal Primer

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