Spring Collections 2008
Majolica Majorca’s Website has been updated with the new Spring 2008 Collection!
This is something many of us have been waiting for very patiently with much anticipation (or is it only me?)!
The site is currently a bit slow as I’m sure it’s getting major traffic so I’ve taken a few screen shots for you!
In order to view the new Collection you have to “catch the butterflies”! So scroll around the page and you’ll locate a few little surprises!
The Spring Collection consists of:
3 New Majolica Majolook Trick On Palettes
These are slightly different from the standard Majolook Palettes as they don’t have a liner or a cream base! I think all the colors are powder! All the palettes will be part of the general catalog aside from one that’s LE which is the GR741 Variation and the most beautiful of the lot in my opinion!
3 Honey Balm Lipglosses
I’m not entirely interested in these to be honest as they are just a retake on the current glosses in the general catalog however you might want to pick them up as they are all LE!
And finally a new Lash Enamel was introduced as well!
This is your standard Lash Enamel! All the releases always seem the same with little differences but I still want it as I like trying each formula they release on the Enamel and the Extender!
I was happy to see the promo images were in English however the instructions for the palettes are in Japanese so we’ll have to wait for our little angel to translate it for us!
Overall, I’m impressed! I’m loving the palettes and want one of each plus the Lash Enamel! I’m skipping on the glosses as I’m not all that impressed with the regular Honey Plumping Glosses!
How about you?
Loving this collection?
P.S. Remember to scroll around the site to locate all the little surprises! There are two very nice wallpapers available for download of the new promo images featuring the models!
I picked up Dior’s Spring Collection recently and I was waiting to review it as I wanted to do an FOTD with most of what I purchased but I never got a chance to dig into this yet and time is a wasting so I thought I’d do the pictures and my general first impressions that way if you’re currently wanting this you can at least see what it’s like before you buy!
The Collection consists of 4 glosses, two shadow palettes, two shimmer powders, and one special powder palette.
I ended up getting one shadow palette, one shimmer powder, one gloss, and the special powder palette. In all honesty I wanted everything all at once and right away but I practiced some sort of willpower since some of it wasn’t going to work on me!
Obviously, by now you’ve all heard of the Limited Edition Flower Blossom Face Powder Palette and if you haven’t you must be living under a rock (lucky you it’s cheaper under there!). The piece is obviously the star of the show here and it’s quite gorgeous. I’m absolutely in love with and it’s made it’s way into my beauty vault never to see the light of day again! I was considering buying an oxygenated tank to put it in but decided that might be a bit much.
Ok, seriously. It’s rather beautiful and of course I don’t want to use it and neither will you if you buy it! I lightly swiped my finger across it and it’s a very fine, silky powder that appears quite pigmented. How pigmented it is remains to be seen because as the moment I can’t actually bring myself to put my brush into it and smear the beautifully embedded spring bouquet design on top that features flowers, ladybugs, and butterflies!
If you’re a serious collector you’re going to want this and I highly recommend going to your counter now to get it because it appears to be selling rather quickly according to my MA at the Dior Counter. He said he got 50 pieces in stock and when I purchased mine was down to 3!
The palette is $52 USD which is a hefty price tag but in my humblest opinion well worth it if you’re a fan of Dior. The palette is beautiful however I found that I was slightly disappointed with the case. It’s the standard Dior logo case that this comes in. You’d think they’d have done something a bit different for such a gorgeous powder! Seriously, a standard plastic palette seemed…I dunno…blah! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it came in something like the heavy duty silver case that the Dior Confidential Powder came in!?
Aside, from that minor rant I’m very happy with the powder and pleased to have such an interesting piece to add to my Dior Collection! It’s definately Muse Approved for purchase!
I went picture happy with the palette so you can get a feel for what it looks like:
Next up the shimmer powder….
The Shimmer powder comes in two versions, a bronze peach color and a pink color. I ended up with the pink and I did want the bronze peach but as I said I was being good and only buying what I knew I’d use.
You can actually avoid purchasing these for now as they aren’t LE and will be available for quite a while. I just ended up giving into temptation because I’m so diseased.
They aren’t so great actually. I ended swiping this on my wrist at the counter not my face and it seemed quite nice at the time but when I used it on my face at home I didn’t get much of a color pay off or much shimmer for that matter! However, that’s not my final take on the powder! I have to try this better before making my final decision on it! It’s so pretty that I can’t give it a poor review as of yet! After a bit more testing I’ll make my final analysis!
Out of the two eyeshadow palettes I picked up Pink May which is an array of lovely pinks and purples! The colors in this particular shadow palette were beautiful and it appeared that this was what they used on the model in the promo picture which is why I leaned towards it although at the moment I am currently wanting the other shadow palette too now! The palettes are $52 USD which is a bit steep but the color payoff is excellent so it’s worth the price for such a beautiful, pigmented palette!
Dior has a knack for making me scratch my head sometimes with the color combinations and this palette was no different as a few of the colors just didn’t make complete sense to me! Included was a peach color which I’m trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it into my final look but aside from that the palette is beautiful! You’ll get a very lovely deep pink color, a beautiful deep purple, a lighter lilac color, an off gold color, and lastly a peach. The colors are all truly gorgeous and all very wearable!
The last item I picked up was an a Dior Addict gloss! This was one item that called to me when I seen it and I had to have it. The strange thing is I knew this would look like rubbish on me as it’s such a garish pink color. I refer to it as bubblegum pink! I never look good in bubblegum pink colors! They make my already full face even fuller!
However, to my utter delight and shock after layering this on it made me look quite lovely! It goes well with fresh pink cheeks and just gives me a youthful look! It’s a beautiful color and I’m very happy I decided on purchasing it! Out of all the glosses this was by far the prettiest! Again, the model in the promo images are what sold me on the color!
The gloss texture somewhat sucks as it slips and slides right off your lips and applies streaky as I find this happens with ALL Dior Addict glosses however with a bit of practice and some layering you can get a lovely full lip look! Application just takes a bit of practice! This is actually my 2nd favorite item out of my purchases, 1st being, of course, the Flower Blossom Powder!
Overall, the collection is positively beautiful and there is definately something for everyone in the lot of items introduced!
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh more yummie products for the Spring my pretties!
DuWop Lip Lingo Palettes $32 USD
AH! I want ‘em both! I don’t normally like lip palettes but these be very tempting!
Dontcha just love new collections!?
Mmmm some exciting items from Urban Decay!
Anyone for Loose Pigments? The Muse most definately wants these! These come an an ARRAY of colors! Click to see some of the amazing colors on offer from Sephora!
Urban Decay Loose Pigments $20 USD
Quick fix for your brows? No problem!
Urban Decay Brow Box $29 USD
Spring is in the air with all these new makeup goodies!
Earlier today I introduced you to Tarte’s newest Cheek Stain! Missed it? Click here.
Here’s some more new Tarte:
Infinite Glow $30 USD
A nice little palette featuring a bronzer, cheek stain, and lip sheer! Cutes! The Muse hates bronzers but she likey this palette!
Double Dose $21 USD
Tarte picks up on the latest craze and infuses it’s newest lipgloss with vitamins!
Rejuvelash Mascara $16 USD
This pocket size wonder declumps lashes and protects them from breakage!
All in all some tempting Spring offerings from Tarte!
Tell the Muse!
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!
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!
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!
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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Oh my little eyes spy a new Tarte Cheek Stain!
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!).
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Thrrob and Dandelion
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!
For a different review about Benefit Thrrob click here to visit Mandy and read her thoughts on this powder!
Click here to read my Benefit Dandelion Review
Click here to read my drama with Benefit’s That Gal Primer
As reported by the Muse’s gorgeous friend Iris (Click here to visit Iris), Visee’s website has been updated with it’s new Spring Collection and the Muse is rolling around in fits of excitement at the offerings!
I’m especially in lust with the new mascara! It looks amazing (the Muse has a fetish for Japanese mascara).
The two new Jewel Crush Eye Palettes look similar to colors that have already been released however I’m still wanting them of course! The new colors are E-6 and E-7 however E-6 appears very similar to E-2 and E-7 looks quite the same as E-4. The only real difference is the colors in the new palette seem deeper. Again, this isn’t preventing me from buying them but I was a bit disappointed the colors were a bit of a rerun!
The loose shimmer pigment looks very nice and will pair up nicely with any of the palettes or on their own!
Other bits that were released were lipglosses and nail varnish however neither are on my wish list!
At the moment I’m currently wanting all the loose powders, the two new palettes, and the mascara!
How about you?
Iris has done a break down of what Kumi Koda (don’t we all wish we looked as glam as her) is wearing in the promo photos! You can click here to read it if you wanting to do your point makeup the same as hers!
Overall, it’s a fantastic Spring Collection for Visee! I’m very excited to get this collection!
I snapped a few pictures of the Bath and Body Works Spring Collection Catalog for you guys! I’m sure some of you have already seen it but my lovely readers in Europe and Asia (sadly Bath and Body Works doesn’t extend to your area but you can always have a lovely mate in the US CP for you!) probably haven’t so here’s a little Sneak Peak at the Spring Collection!
Sadly no mention of any Temptations which really stinks as I do look forward to those (Read about prior Temptation line ups by clicking here and here). I think we might see one new one for Valentine’s Day like last year and soon after we’ll have a Summer Collection!
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008
These look fabulous! It’s Orange, Lime, And Raspberry Mentha Body Washes! Mmmm a minty fruity twist! I’m slightly, slightly wary of these as the regular Mentha Body Wash has a strange underlay scent that’s somewhat medicine like so I’m scared these might have that same type of bitterness! However, I am very curious about them! This includes matching glosses as well!
Available May 12th:
Body Washes $12 USD Each
Lipglosses $7.50 USD Each
Japanese Cherry Blossom is revamped with a new scent entitled Blushing Cherry Blossom. I’m not a big fan of the Japanese Cherry Blossom as it’s a bit too floral for me however they promise this will be blended with crisp citrus which sounds very intriguing!
Available April 21st:
Blushing Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette $19 USD
Blushing Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion $10 USD
The new Far East Escape Collection sounds lovely. The description on this says the ingredients include sake, rice bran oil, and green tea extract.
Available January 28th:
For Heaven’s Sake Oil to Cream Cleanser $15 USD
Rice to the Rescue Body Scrub $17.50 USD
Clean Karma Body Wash $13.50 USD
Mystic Silk Body Lotion $15 USD
Self Medicating Body Butter $15 USD
The signature collection also includes a new scent called Enchanted Orchid this too sounds lovely. I’m not big on floral but the scent of orchids is something I do like! This collection also includes a new product called Satin Veil!
Available March 3rd:
Enchanted Orchid Shower Gel $10 USD
Enchanted Orchid Body Butter $14 USD
Enchanted Orchid Satin Veil $14.50 USD
Enchanted Orchid Eau de Toilette $19 USD
Jill Stuart’s website has been updated a few weeks ago with the Spring Collection. I just got around to looking through the site today and I must say the Seductive Eye Palettes aren’t thrilling me over much. Of course my inner cosmetic demon is screaming at me to get them.
Seductive Eye Palette Colors
I was happy to see the model wearing one of the palettes as normally the models appear to be very natural in the eye area but they have really went all out with the current model and did her eyes up rather nicely using one of the palettes.
Along with the four new palettes they released a new Cheeky Blush color as well plus the perfume that I reviewed yesterday (Click here to see Jill Stuart’s Cheeky Blush Line and Click here to read my review on the perfume!).
Overall, it’s a very elegant, beautiful collection as always but I can’t help but be a little disappointed.
How about you?
Tell the Muse!
Stila’s Spring Collection is in the air! The collection includes one blush duo and three eyeshadow trios. All are repromotes aside from a new shade in one of the eyeshadow trios. To be honest all the trios look brand new to my eye especially gold glow.
It’s a very nice collection but not prominent on my Spring Collection Wish List!
Cheek Duo in Pink Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Gold Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Bronze Glow
Eyeshadow Trio in Champagne Glow (Newest Shade)
Last year Lush UK introduced five HUGE bath bombs shaped like Easter Eggs! Much to the delight of fans everywhere these massive bath bombs cost a mere ?9.95! Not only did you get a massive egg that you could crack apart and use in the course of several baths but it was also filled with other yummie goodies such as a piece of soap, a bath bomb, or a bubble bar!
This year Lush UK, never failing to delight us all, has brought back the popular eggs!
Sadly, if you live in the US chances are these won’t be released stateside (last year they weren’t but cross your fingers and toes or move to England). However, the good news is the lovely people at Mailorder UK really love us Americans and allow us to order from them! Sadly, airmail isn’t cheap but these eggs are only ?9.95 so the airmail cost evens out the cost of purchasing a few of these as gifts or just as a gift from yourself (I’m putting on my card, “To the Muse, From the Easter Bunny, your biggest fan!).
As soon as these lovely little eggs hit the Lush UK I’ll be purchasing all 5 for myself (because I’m a greedy little bugger) and an extra 5 to give as gifts to my little cousins (they were a huge hit with my little cousin Alexa last year!).
If you’re unsure what the hell this all means try heading over to my post about the Giant Lush Pud and it might enlighten you what these here Eggs are all about! Click!
A special thanks to the UK Forum member who posted the great scans of the Lush Times Spring Catalog! If you’re a member of the UK forum you can see her post by clicking here.