Spring Collections 2008

Paul & Joe Spring Collection 2008

I asked my most lovely friend, Iris, from Rouge Deluxe to see if Paul & Joe would be releasing it’s X Disney on her end of the world but sadly it appears Paul & Joe will not be bringing X Disney to Singapore shores!

Great big sigh of disappointment for Singaporeans far and wide icon sad I wonder why not.

Anyway, that’s the rather bad news!

The good news is here is what it looks like (if you haven’t yet been exposed to it):

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The collection is quite small and I find myself both loving and hating that. I love that I’m not going to have to spend 1 trillion dollars to get the lot of it and I hate that it’s so damn cute that it’s gagging for more pieces in it! Know what I mean?

It’s a pretty simple selection of products with alot of emphasis on the uber sweet packaging! I mean look at those containers? So, so sweet!

The set includes all of the following:

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The face powder comes in two colors which appear to be a standard pink and a lovely peach color. They are 3,990 yen per a pot which is roughly $36USD each. Bit costly but not too bad considering the cute factor. Hey, money is no object when cute comes into play right? I’m slightly worried these will be a bit on the sheer side but it’s mostly about the collecting it rather then getting big color pay off. Sounds strange but when you collect cosmetics purchasing a product for LE reasons only is a standard practice among the cosmetic junkie elite!

Hand Cream
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Next up we have the hand cream which is darling as well but falls into the silly price range at well. This is selling for 2,100 yen which is about $20USD give or take a few cents! The price has not turned me off to wanting it so it’s definately on the “want” list. I’m also generally curious about the smell. It’s going to be quite funny if it turns out to be unscented! But hey the packaging is damn cute isn’t it?!

Milky Lip Treatment
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Last in the collection is the milky lip treatment. This is 1,890 yen which is about $17 USD or so. Looks equally cute as the other pieces in the collection.

Overall, I’d say the hand cream and lip treatment are pointless and the real gems in the collection are the two face powders. In all seriousness if you’re a collector you’re going to want the lot be it pointless or not but if you’re looking to save a dime maybe purchase the pink powder only as that looks the most appealing of the lot!

I asked for all four items and I’m hopeful that my mate will be able to locate them all as this is somewhat a favorite of mine so far in the Japanese Spring Collection line ups!

Stay tuned for my review on each of these products!

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Beaute de Kose Cyber Shine Eyes Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palettes

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One of my absolutely fav lines in Japan is Beaute de Kose. They have a fine line of cosmetics and I always love the LE products that are released. These Cyber Shine Eye palettes are most definately on my wish list! Don’t let the picture fool you I’m positive these pack a mighty shimmer and shine contrary to the picture looking matte and ordinary!

Cyber Shine Eyes is available in two color variations 01 and 02! It appears 01 is Blues, Purples, and other cool tones while 02 consists of a Gold, Beige, and other warmer tones!

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I want both to be honest!

Not only am I loving the colors the palettes include (and the promise of sparkle) but I’m loving the compact itself. It’s such a slick and shiny affair! Very nice!

The palettes are sadly not cheap at 4,800 yen per compact. That’s a bit hefty for a four color palette which somehow, in my weird twisted mind, leads me to believe these should be quite gorgeous!

Anyway, these are most definately on my Spring Collection wish list!

If you’re loving Beaute de Kose as much as me you might want to check out my post about the Star Twinkle Collection by clicking here!

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Stila Cherry Crush

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I happened to plop this in my cart when shopping for Benefit Throb powder.

Meet Cherry Crush, a brand new lip and cheek stain from Stila:
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I’m always on the lip and cheek stain bandwagon and this would be no exception as it looks pretty great. Expect a review shortly when I get mine but for now I will say it’s looking rather nice!

It’s $24 which is a bit much but I’m hoping this turns into the perfect natural red flush for my lips and cheeks!

Want it?
I know I do! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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Makeup Bag Takes on Bobbi Brown’s Pink Raspberry Collection

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The Muse’s most beautiful mate Erika, from Makeup Bag, has me lemming Bobbi Brown’s newest collection!

I must say I’ve had my ups and downs (Click here to view my woes and Click here to view my wows) with Bobbi Brown but I reboarded the Bobbi Brown train and headed over to Nordstrom’s after seeing Erika’s beaitiful FOTD today. Click here to see Erika sporting some of the Pink Raspberry collection.

I was actually really good about ordering from this collection and only got two items (I know I even amaze myself sometimes with the strength of my willpower!).

The two items that intrigued me most were the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. I dunno what it was but I guess I was blinded by the two colors that were released for the collection. They look stunning. I love blushes that give me a pinched look and these most definately fall into that category! Honestly a majority of the time I work the “cute” look thus really sweet pinks make there way onto my cheeks. I don’t have alot going for me in the beauty department so “cute” is my way of working it thus these are most definately something that can give me the “cute” dewy look that I favor!

The palette does intrigue me but fact of the matter is it seems two costly for what you get. At $55 I can think of another palette or other makeup items I’d want much more!

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The glosses are equally pretty but won’t be too flattering on me so that’s more money saved and the lip pencils just aren’t me. I’m not one for lip pencils.

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Finally as gorgeous as the brush set was it was too expensive for me to really bother with!

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So really not much wormed it’s way into my heart or cart for that matter.

I can’t believe the words “expensive” are popping from my very lips. Suddenly I’ve become the frugal shopper. Bloody hell what’s wrong with me!?

I think mostly Erika’s gorgeous FOTD really sold me and upon seeing the beautiful shades from the potted blush I knew I had to have those!

I’m a bit scared as I don’t have very good luck with the staying power of cream blushes but I’m hoping these are good!

You’ll see my review on these two blushes soon (My raves or my ranting like a loon! We shall see which!) until then are you loving this collection? Want any of it? Skipping?

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Shu Uemura’s Spring Collection: Rebirth

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Mr Uemura’s newest collection is up and available for purchase if you’re wanting to get a head start on your Spring Collection Shopping!

I think I may wait or just skip altogether on this one. Lovely colors in the pressed shadows and the blush are nice enough I guess but I know at least three other Spring Collections that are much prettier!

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