Spring Collections 2009

The Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick Review

The Muse deems that you can feel pretty just not witty and wise when you use the new Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick.

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Sorry, pretty, witty, AND wise are reserved for the Muse…you understand right? Still friends? What? I have to have some perks…I’m the Muse after all!

The Body Shop Spring Collection slowly won over this Muse’s heart and she’s actually pretty pleased with the brand new body Shop RoseFlower Radiance Stick. Not only does it come housed in a pretty rose patterned case but it also makes the Muse feel all flirty, girlish, and Spring-like by touching the Muse’s cheeks with hints of rosy shimmer!

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The RoseFlower Radiance Stick smells like a fresh bouquet of roses which just tickles my inner Victorian’ side, can’t help it I adore scented products. The stick is way to sheer to work on it’s own unless you happen to be blessed with naturally pink cheeks however it works fantastically as a beautiful highlighter when paired up with a sweet pink blush. A touch on your cheeks will create a glowing, slightly shimmery effect that highlights and softens your makeup look.

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If you like the look of luminescent, healthy skin this is the ticket. I liked the effect especially paired up with Benefit Posietint as it created a fresh, highlighted cheek look that was pretty and quite natural looking on my skin. I think it’ll make a brilliant Spring makeup item when I’m working a more natural look. The texture is creamy and moisturizing and it blends easily into the skin drying down to a powder finish. The shimmery effect could prove too much for some but is easily toned down by blending with a blush brush. You can also use a touch on your your eye lids for a soft pink shadow or a hint on your brow bone to highlight your eyes!

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Overall, I thought The Body Shop RoseFlower Radiance Stick made a rather great little addition to my Spring makeup collection and I’m looking forward to creating some pink cheeked looks using it!

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The entire Body Shop RoseFlower Makeup Collection is currently on sale so do visit www.thebodyshop-usa.com to take advantage!

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Urban Outfitters Pollack Eye Palette

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Pish, posh you said Urban Outfitters was just for chic, trendy clothing and lookiee what I found!

Urban Outfitters Pollack Eye Palettes seem just the thing for letting the Muse’s inner artist out for play time!

Available in two shades for merely ten bucks each these artful eyeshadow palettes are perfectly pretty in their crystal clear compact case.

Brown makes me go wow but blue makes me thing Spring! Gorgeous!

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Each palette is a nice budget friendly price of $10 USD each and with it’s pretty paint splattered design who could resist?

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Available now at www.urbanoutfitters.com

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New Base Makeup from Excel

Excel has updated it’s catalog with a new base makeup for Spring 2009!

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Is it me or did Excel grow up suddenly? It’s now featured as an elegant brand where before I got more of a cheap vibe from it. Hmm maybe it’s just me!

Two new items are featured for the base makeup line up which are a pressed powder and a concealer. The pressed powder contains SPF 32 which is a rather nice number for powder. The items are 1,600 and 2,200 yen respectively with refills for the compact at a nice price of 1,500 yen. Although these current sums convert like absolute rubbish to USD the actually beauty budget would being able to purchase in yen icon wink

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I doubt I’ll indulge as I’m really concealer’ed out at this point (way too many concealer reviews from this Muse lately!) and I’m still mourning Raycious to indulge in any new Japanese powders but it does look like a nice line up of items.

As we near the end of the month and start in on March I’m sure we’ll see more and more Japanese brands that will begin updating their base makeup line. I look forward to seeing what Lunasol and a few other brands have in store for us.

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Milani Pretty Pair Review and Swatches

If you’re anything like the Muse you might like a matching pair of this and a matching pair of that. How about a matching lipstick and lip gloss combo housed in a slick little compact with a fold out mirror?

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In steps Milani Pretty Pair which features all three for a couture of color!

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Select from 8 different shades of perfectly matching lipstick and lip gloss with the new Milani Pretty Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss Duos out for Spring 2009.

These duos contain one lipstick and one lip gloss for creating a perfectly matching glossy, pigmented pout. Slap them both in a rather cute compact with a flip out mirror and it’s a pretty fine beauty budget find. Mix ‘em up for three different looks that you can achieve by wearing them alone or together.

Milani Pretty Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss come housed in a stand up gold compact which has a slide out mirror on the back for easy application on the go. Simply twist and pull to release each product! Apply the lipstick first and pair it up with the gloss for added impact of color and shine.

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Both products are heavily pigmented and quite a nice buy for the price of $6.99 USD. You’re probably not going to be able to purchase a gloss and a lipstick at $7 bucks so this is a nice little budget option as it gets you both.

Although the products are meant for wearing alone or together, I personally prefer using them together as they work best that way as the lipstick on it’s own is a little bit drying. Paired with the gloss you won’t notice the drying texture of the lipstick so it’s best to wear them together in my humble opinion. The formula is paraben-free as well which is always a plus.

I tried the shades Two Sweet and Two Good to Be True. Two Sweet wasn’t working out too well on me as it’s really a very true red. If you love bold, vibrant red shades you’ll absolutely adore this. On me it looks a tiny bit clown-like. Two Good to Be True is stunning and quite flattering! It’s a mix of beige with gold and silver sparkles that give it a bit of a bronze brown look. This shade was quite lovely for Spring and will work well into Summer.

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If you’re looking for a rather cute compact of gloss and lipstick paired together for a low price, Milani Pretty Pair is something you’ll absolutely love. The Muse thinks they are well worth checking out for yourself for that perfect Spring pout!

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Visit with Milani for further info and check your local CVS to purchase!

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Estee Lauder Orchid Garden Collection

Whether you call it a late Spring Collection or a privy to Summer, the Estee Lauder Orchid Garden Collection is about the pretty!

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With a launch date set at March 2nd this brand new collection is filled with plenty of soft, light, friendly pastels for the Spring. Honestly, this collection actually looks even more appealing for the Spring than the release of the Estee Lauder Fuchsia Now Collection.

Featuring a brand new illuminating powder (to add to the Muse’s growing pile of Estee Lauder illuminating powders) with swirls of gold, pink, and creamy white, this powder looks simply stunning to say the least!

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Also releasing is the brand new Estee Lauder Orchid Garden Signature Eyeshadow Quad which features soft pastel shades with a soft matte to high pearl finish that brightens and illuminates eyes with the colors of Spring.

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The collection looks quite soft and feminine however the pastels are probably not for everyone. The collection is available for a limited time and can be purchased right now at Nordstrom.

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