Spring Collections 2009

Spring Collections 2009: Kiss Chocolat Collection

There isn’t any question in the world that I absolutely adored the Kiss Chocolatier Collection for Sprng 2008 so I was really thrilled when I heard that Kiss would be following up on the theme and releasing a new chocolate collection for Spring 2009.

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Sadly, I wasn’t too excited once I actually got the chance to view the collection for myself.

The Kiss Chocolat Collection is quite small so it’s nothing to get too hyper about however I will say that I’m quite disappointed in the Kiss Dual Chocolat Eye Palettes released with the collection. Now the colors are absolutely fav and keeping with the chocolate strawberry theme however the main shade is a cream shadow. Although I’ve made piece with cream shadows I think it’s safe to say that these will probably be a mess to apply, lack pigmentation, plus the liner being a powder kinda makes them a tad on the boring side.

Le sigh!

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The good news is that the Lip Chocolat Treatment looks quite good! Of course it’s strawberry chocolate scented and flavored…Muse likey! Last year I enjoyed the glosses released with the Chocolatier Collection immensely! The flavors were really true to life and they smelled so yummie! I’m looking forward to this lipgloss in a major way and I’ll definately be reviewing it soon!

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Although the collection’s main focus item, the duos, are a sore disappointment I do think the gloss looks like a joy!

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Givenchy Spring Collection 2009

Givenchy always holds a special place in this Muse’s heart. The Givenchy Spring Collection 2009 sure does look interesting and I can see myself picking up at least one or two of the items they are offering up!

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I’m such a little nit picker but as gorgeous as the items are don’t you think they are a tad warm for Spring? I’m more of the mind that lighter, breezier shades are more flattering come Spring. This looks a tad bit too Summery! Not that I’m complaining I firgure I can haul it and stash away until June! Love, love those red lippies!

What do you think?

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The Body Shop Spring Collection 2009

I admit that I occasionally get tempted by the cosmetic offerings at The Body Shop although I do still stand by my right to say I find them vastly overpriced! Wince! It’s The Body Shop not Sephora after all right? But aside from that I have picked up quite a few pieces here and there that I have been quite pleased with and in all honesty some have even became staple products.

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The Body Shop Spring Collection definitely keeps in the theme of Spring with soft shades of pink that I’m sure you’ll fancy!


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I have my eye on the darker of the two blushes that’s for sure but I think I can probably safely skip everything else!

What do you think?

Want any of this collection?

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Too Faced Spring Collection 2009

Lord it’s freezing outside and I’m talking Spring! Dontcha just hate getting into Spring Collections so early? It kinda rushes things along far too quickly for me and besides I’m still not done enjoying Winter yet!

Oh well…I guess I better dive right in and tell you about the new items popping up for Too Faced Spring Collection 2009 so far!

Too Faced Girls Dig Pearls Lipgloss $18 USD

Considering how absolutely in love I am with Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss I expect big things from the new Too Faced Gloss entitled Girls Dig Pearls. What a strange name!?

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Available in three shade selections this gloss is supposely created using real sea pearls..forget all that crushed diamond stuff..this is pearls people!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder $28 USD

I don’t personally use bronzer all that much and the ones I have come across I definately don’t use in the Spring but Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder is all about being brown in the Spring I guess!

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We got pearls in the gloss and now we have REAL cocoa powder in the bronzing powder! W00t! This Spring Collection is getting interesting!

Too Faced Insurance Policy Eye Shadow Collection $35 USD

Snag six pigmented shadows and a Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer with this cute kit!

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Like this collection?

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Bobbi Brights Eye Palette Review and Swatches

I can’t begin to tell you how many people have e-mailed me begging, pleading, and asking that I please for the love of makeup review the Bobbi Brights Eye Palette. Honestly, I heard you all and I appreciate how excited you were about this palette but for the Muse it was somewhat of a no, no. I think you can all guess why? No? One word, matte. All 35 shades in the palette are matte and the Muse and matte just never got along very well.

But for the sake of all good things cosmetic the Muse decided she MUST bring you the review you’ve pleaded with her for and today you’re in for a treat as I bring you the Bobbi Brights Eye Palette review!

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It’s understandable why many Bobbi Brown (and makeup junkies in general) fans got pretty excited when they seen the Brights Eye Palette. It consists of 35 shadows in every color you probably ever wanted all in one spot! Nifty right? Who doesn’t want a palette that contains an array of colors all in one place.

At $70 USD I was expecting a MAC Pro style sized palette and boy was I shocked when I figured out the palette was actually the standard Bobbi Brown palette size. Whoa…..I’m unsure why I was under the impressions that the shadows would be medium or even full size or why I was thinking the palette was huge. I guess the price tag kinda sorta made me think I was going to get some giant palette. Not the case my friends. Truthfully I am somewhat disappointed that each shadow is smaller than the size of a US dime and that the palette is in fact quite tiny.

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After my initial shock at the size I started smiling stupidly because I was somewhat pleased at how kawaii the palette actually was. It’s small size and cute fold out design is actually extremely practical for travel plus whoever uses a full size shadow completely anyway (especially if you have a large stash of eyeshadow!)? I couldn’t help but feel particularly pleased that on my next trip I could easily take a full color wardrobe with me thanks to this tiny palette as it contains everything from blues, to yellows, to pinks, and purples…all bold, all bright, all Muse friendly colors!

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I was shocked to read the description on the website that states “designed to be worn one at a time…” Hey, what are they talking about? You can totally do some amazing looks with a few colors at one time so the Muse highly recommends mixing and matching to create 100’s of looks using one simple palette. Likey.

The colors are all very true and each is pigmented although, minor rant, matte in finish but that’s ok as I thought these would make a great base shade which I can proceed to layer with pigments or sparkles from my own collection. I think all the shades are quite unique however Coral, Peach, Buttercup, Maize, and a few of the lighter shades are pretty similar but just a tiny bit lighter or darker. But I don’t mind much as the colors are so small once I use up one shade it’ll almost be like having a back up! On a side note I did notice that the brighter shades were much more pigmented than the lighter shades and some shades had a bit of a chalky formula.

The Muse did the math and at $70 USD for the palette the calculations come up as $2 USD per a shadow which isn’t bad at all. $70 USD may seem a bit much to shell out for a palette of this size especially once you see that in fact the palette is smaller than an index card but I do think that it’s got quite a bit of bang for your buck inside.

Who needs it?

  • Anyone that loves bright bold shades
  • Those who want a travel friendly palette with a slew of color options
  • Makeup users that are unafraid of a matte finish
  • Matte Lovers
  • Those who don’t have a ton of makeup but want a bigger stash of color

I’m slapping a big Muse Approval on the palette! It has a slew of color options to create 100’s of looks, it’s compact and amazingly travel friendly, and it’s just too darn cute! I think this one is a keeper! If you don’t have a ton of options available in your cosmetic wardrobe at the moment I think you’ll really want to indulge in this one.

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The Muse likey. Alot. Snag one at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics or head to your local Bobbi counter to try out the colors!

I’ll be doing a few FOTD’s with the palette next week so stay tuned!

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