Summer Collections 2008

theBalm Bahama Mama

Move over Hot Mama a new girl is in town! theBalm has introduced a new powder to it’s popular line up entitled Bahama Mama!

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In the vein of Hot Mama this cute compact is filled with beach-worthy bronze powder to give your skin a sun kissed tan without the sun!

The Muse no likey bronze powder but she definately likey the cute packaging on this! I Heart Hot Mama but I can’t love Bahama Mama sadly! But hey for all you sun divas out there this be the perfect powder!

Love it?

Want it?

Tell the Muse!

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Japanese Summer Cosmetic Collection 2008: Week in Review Coming Soon!

A lovely, lovely, lovely friend of mine did a bit of shopping for me in Japan last week which means I’ll be bringing you a week in review of some great Japanese Cosmetics from the Summer Collections!

Here’s a sneak peak:

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Excited? I am! Can’t wait to dig in!

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To keep you occupied until next week how about revisiting some of my posts for the Spring Collections from Japan this year?

Click here to read my review on the Paul and Joe X Disney Spring Collection!

Click here
to read my review on the Lavshuca Spring Collection including the new Noble On Eye Palettes!

Click here to read my review on the Majolica Majorca Spring Collection!

Click here to read my review on Ettusais Glitter Princess Spring Collection!

Click here to read my review on the KATE Spring Collection!

Want more? Click through all my Spring reviews by locating the drop down menu of Spring Collections on the right hand side of my blog!

Happy Reading!

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Summer Pop and Sizzle: Aromaleigh Rocks Mineral Powder Blush Review

Summer is a great time to experiment with color. I love bold, fun, funky, popping shades in the Summer and I’m not scared to use any and every color on my face and eyes which is why I purchased some truly outrageous Mineral Powder Blushes from Aromaleigh.

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The following colors may scare you but to me they are simply gorgeous and perfect for Summer fun!

This is my first time ordering with Aromaleigh and it’s been a great experience. The items arrived really fast (within 2 days or so from the time I placed my order). I don’t normally go nutty when it comes to mineral cosmetic online shops because I have so many high end brands that purchasing more items in smaller pots seems ridiculous. I mean I have so many colors to choose from already purchasing more from these sites is hard for an addict. Presented with so many color options I’m going to want one of everything and chances are I already own a color that’s similar anyway! So, to keep myself sane I stay far, far, far away from these sites.

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However, upon wandering on Aromaleigh’s site I came across the Rocks! Mineral Powder Blush in some super jazzy, funky colors and it was love at first site! I had to have these!

I ended up snapping up all the funky shades I could come across and when they came in the mail this morning they looked even better in person than they did on the site! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous and oh so fun and fresh!

Those of you wary of the colors I am about to present to you should have no fear as I have an awesome solution for you to enjoy these shades even though they are so loud! Watch, Read, See, and Learn!

Color Selections for Aromaleigh’s Rocks! Mineral Powder Blush
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The colors I ended up purchasing are as follows:

Candy-O: Oh yes indeed it reminds me of candy! This is a bright full on fuschia!

Breathless: Similiar to Candy-O but a much more subdued pink fuschia!

Femmefatale: A cross of pink and coral combined to create a beautiful off pink shade!

Sundaygirl: A fun peachy tangerine!

Firewoman: A reddish pink with bits of fuschia!

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The powders are beautifully silky and apply pigmented and bright (which can be scary for some)! Each color makes my face glow with health and my cheeks just pop and sizzle! I love these! Seriously I do!

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While browsing Aromaleigh’s site and looking through the colors selection for the Rocks! Blush I noticed a recommendation for the Fiber Optic Blush Brush. This brush was suggested as it would pick up a bit of the product and distribute it lightly since the colors were so pigmented.

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I viewed the brush and it looked interesting enough but I have 2 million MAC brushes and others…did I really need to spend $17.95 USD on a brush from an online shop I’ve never even purchased from before? I was wary to say the least. I somehow convinced myself to purchase the brush and I expected rubbish!

But boy was I shocked.

This has to be the most amazing brush I’ve come across in a very long, long, long time! It’s amazingly silky and soft! And as promised it picks up just enough product to make you appear natural even while using such loud colors!

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There in lays the solution to the problem of the blushes being too scary for some! Simply purchase this fantastic, brilliant, awesome, holy grail brush and you can easily wear any of the shades I’ve selected from the Rocks! Collection and create a natural, glowing look!

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I’m so, so, so pleased with this brush! It’s outstanding! The brush head itself doesn’t appear conventional for working product into your cheeks since it’s so small but it actually does a really good job of applying just a tiny touch of product and successfully creates a beautiful look with as little effort as a few small strokes of your hand! Do yourself a favor, even if you don’t want to try the blushes at the very least order this brush! It’s fantastic!

All and all I’m a very happy camper with my order from Aromaleigh! Fast shipping and awesome products! This won’t be my last purchase!

Aromaleigh Rocks! Mineral Powder Blush and Fiber Optic Blush Brush are most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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Click here to see me wearing SundayGirl and stay tuned for more FOTD’s using these incredible blushes!

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Philosophy’s Summer Collection 2008

Philosophy is banging out it’s Summer Collection with some seriously cool items this year! Not only are they doing the normal batch of Three in One Shower Gels, Lip Gelees, Kits, Etc…but they are also extending their skin care department with two new editions!

Check it out:

Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel $20 USD and Surfer Girl Lipshine $10 USD
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Both of these are tropical scented (and flavored as far as the lipgloss goes!) to prepare you for the Summer beach weather ahead! Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel looks promising for prepping your dry skin after a long Winter indoors and Surfer Girl Lipshine sounds tropically yummie for giving your lips a bit of shine!

Philosophy Surfer Girl Gift Set $35 USD
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Includes Surfer Girl Lipshine, Surfer Girl Exfoliating Shower Gel, and Surfer Girl Shimmering Body Lotion!

Philosophy’s Tiki Hut Gift Set $35 USD
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Although the coconut line has been introduced before I’m still appreciating the awesome new Tiki packaging!

Coconut Body Scrub $25 USD, Coconut Body Butter $25 USD, Coconut Three in One Shower Gel $16 USD, and Coconut Lip Shine $10 USD
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Never Let them See Me Shine Cleanser $20 USD and Never Let Them See Me Shiner Primer $20 USD

Since my skin likes to play oily in the Summer it appears these two items may help! Never Let Them See You Shine Cleanser is a deep cleaning cleanser that controls oil and shine! Since I’m currently on the look out for a good primer I wouldn’t mind trying out the new Never Let Them See Me Shine Mattifying Primer!

All in all the Summer selections from Philosophy appear quite good and I’m sure I’ll picking up some for review! Check back soon to hear my thoughts!

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Discover my love for some of Philosophy’s awesome line by clicking through some of the posts below!

Happy Reading!

Here my rave for Philosophy’s Three in One Shower Gel Bubbly by clicking here!

Click here to read my review on Philosophy’s Microdelivery Wash!

Click here
to read my review on Philosophy’s Pink Lemonade Collection!

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Benefit Posietint Available Now from Benefit

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Benefit Posietint is available now from Benefit!

After blogging about this in my prior post I noticed that Benefit had updated it’s site with this new cheek stain!

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It looks promising, very, very promising. I’ve ordered mine so expect a review shortly from me!

This appears to be a creamy tint or at least that’s what the bottle and swatches look like! I’m looking forward to trying this and I’m hoping for a winner from Benefit!

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We shall see!

Click here to enjoy the very first images, swatches, and pictures of this exciting tint life and in he flesh (Just click “more” to see the pictures, swatches, etc….)!

Stay tuned for my review!

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Enjoy my ravings for Benefit Thrrob Powder by clicking here!

Read my review of woes for Benefit Erase Paste by clicking here!

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