Spring Collections 2008

Shu Uemura Mini Eyelash Curler Review

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The Muse got the new Mini Shu Eyelash Curler and it’s all that and a bag of chips…mmm…..I don’t really like chips…it’s all that and some double chocolate chip cookies! w00t! Much better!

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Ok so I got this today and when I first slid it out of the box I quickly realized it was a heck of alot smaller then my standard Shu Curler! My god are they skimping on me!? Have no fear the size actually works to your advantage when you’re using this bad boy. I guess that’s why they named it Mini right?

I should mention that I’ve somehow become retarded when using this! It’s like learning to ride a bike without training wheels. Your standard Shu Curler can be compared to riding around town on your ultra awesome bike with some training wheels on for safety where as the new mini eyelash curler is riding around minus the training wheels. I had to relearn how to curl my lashes tonight. I’m sincerely stupid because it took me about 20 minutes of messing with this thing before I got a knack for using it. Now I have mad skills and I went from amateur to awesome in 20 minutes! 20 minutes well spent my friends because I almost poked my eye out a few times there.

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In all seriousness it does take a bit of practice to get a feel for using this but once you’ve become one with your Mini Curler it’ll open a whole new world for you! I’m seriously impressed with the fact that I can get the pesky inner lashes and curl them up in a snap! Don’t get me wrong my old standard size Shu curler can easily capture every single lash in one go but sometimes, on a rare occasion it does miss some of my inner lashes! Now I can slip my mini curler right in to take over the job and curl up any loose ends!

Now as I was saying my standard Shu Curler already does everything I need it too so why do I need a mini version?

The mini version gives me doe eyes! This is fabulous for curling the outer corner lashes while leaving your inner lashes straight! This will give you that doe or doll effect! That flare at the outer corner of your eye really creates a beautiful, unique look!

Ahh the perfect doll look!
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If you happen to have very small, stubby lashes this should be a perfect tool for curling with. I have very full lashes so I can use this for creating unique, precise looks something not easily accomplished with my regular Shu curler however if my lashes were a bit stubby or short this is a very good precision curler for pulling them up, out, and giving volume and curl to pesky, short lashes!

As I mentioned earlier the size is quite small but it doesn’t take away from the comfort level. It fits snugly, securely and naturally between your fingers and the size actually helps with the precision of curling! It’s such a good size that it offers your hand the stability to do your work while holding fast and steady! The size also accounts for the fact that you’re applying a bit more effort when curling with this. You need to work this gently against your lash line as it’s tricky to use at first so the size makes the transaction a bit easier!

Shu’s Mini Curler beside the standard Shu Curler (Pictured from Left to Right)
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My regular Shu Curler never gives me a problem with pinching but the mini version is even better with that to be honest. Occasionally I align my regular curler incorrectly, squeeze down, and get a mighty fine pinch! At no fault of the curler but my own clumsy efforts when curling! Duh! It’s unlikely you’ll experience that when using the Mini version since you’ll be curling your lashes in sections which makes for good precise work and less ouch!

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Overall, I love this thing and happy to have it in my beauty arsenal!

My regular Shu Curler is the Cadillac of curlers so we’ll dub the mini as the BMW of mini curlers!

You can click your heals over to Shu’s website and grab one for your very own! $17USD gets you a very cute curler that works a treat to say the least!

Visit Shu Uemra’s Website by clicking here!

The Mini Eyelash Curler from Shu is most definately Muse Approved!

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Read all about my ravings for the original Shu Curler by clicking here!

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Ettusais Limited Edition Face Compact

It’s that time of the year when many Asian brands introduce new pieces to their base cosmetic line ups!

Ettusais has updated it’s website with it’s new base makeup and their limited edition compacts caught my eye in particular!

I have a special place in my heart for Japanese foundation compacts, especially any releases that Sofina puts out.

These two compacts caught my eyes as they are so gorgeously Spring!

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Each compact is 1000 yen plus an additional 3150 yen for a foundation cake. I’m thinking I might get the compacts to put my Raycious powder in!

Pretty!

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Dior Vernis Long Wearing Nail Lacquer

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Dior is releasing a new nail varnish for the Spring entitled Dior Vernis which will be $19 USD and available shortly from Sephora.

It’s rare I take good care of my nails. I’m a biter, a picker, and generally naughty when it comes to taking good care of my nails! However, on a rare occasion I do take sometime out to treat my nails better and even, gasp, have them done!

Now I have an extra excuse to start taking care of my nails with Dior’s new lacquer being introduced. The color is a vibrant, bold blue that the Muse likes alot!

I haven’t been this excited about a nail varnish since Chanel’s Black Satin release!

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New Ultra-Moisturizing Mentha Lip Tints from C.O. Bigelow at Bath and Body Works

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If you’re a fan of the Mentha Lip Tints from C.O. Bigelow you might happy to hear they released a slew of new colors. The flavor remains the same which is the intense, cooling peppermint but the color variety is updated to include tints like Magenta, Coral, Plum, and a few other colors!

The tints are on sale now at Bath and Body Works for 3 for $15!

The flavor is too intense for the Muse but the price is right!

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Lush Easter Egg Gifts

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Remember how I was raving about Lush Easter Eggs? And how they never make an appearance stateside? Click to refresh your memory!

This year Lush NA decided to gift Lush Lovers with Easter Egg Gifts! Wahoo! These were available last year from Lush UK and unavailable to US shoppers unless you wanted to shell out for the price of airmail shipping!

This year you can order them directly from Lush’s US site or wander into your local Lush Store and grab a few for your very own! We are only getting three of the five released but it sure is better then none at all!

Each Egg is a 18oz’s of Bath Bomb Bliss! The actually egg has two halves, open it up and tucked inside is a chunk soap and bubble bar but the fun doesn’t stop there! The two egg halves that housed these treats are actually a bath bomb which you can break up and use over the course of several baths or if you’re daring drop the entire thing into your bath tub! Oh my!

Each gift set is $29.95 USD and available in your choice of Green, Yellow, and Pink and of course depending on what color you choose you’ll end up with items smelling of Honey I Washed the Kids, Rock Star Soap, or Avobath! These have a little something for everyone from those who like foody smells, to those who prefer something sweet, or those who like a fresh, herbal blend!

The Yellow Egg
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Contains: Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, Ma Bar Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of gorgeous Honey Bee Bath Bomb!

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Contains: Miranda Soap, Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of beautiful Avobath Bath Bomb!

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Contains: Rock Star Soap, Flosty Glitter Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of sweet, delicious Candy Fluff Bath Bomb!

Want these?
Get ‘em now because they’ll be gone soon!

Curious how big they are? Click here to see my large Lush Pud from Christmas cracked apart!

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