Summer Collections 2008

Nordstrom Exclusive: Bare Minerals Carnevale Collection

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Ahhh Bare Minerals continues the saga of overpriced cosmetics with it’s newest Collection entitled Carnevale.

This particular collection is available as a Nordie’s Exclusive but I’m positive we’ll see some new spin on it and it’ll pop up at Sephora with little, tiny differences.

I know I’m hating on BM/BE lately and it sounds like I don’t like the products but that’s just not the case at all. I actually love some of the items they have available but as of late I’m very disappointed in the prices. This particular set is $64 USD! I’ve come to expect more from BE for less but it’s now reversed to “expect less and pay more”.

This collection doesn’t wow me but if you’re interested have a CLICK!

The kit includes all of the following:
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bareMinerals Sun Kissed Blush
Glamour Lash Mascara in Black
Lipgloss in Harp
Tapered Blush Brush
Double Ended Shaping Brush

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to read my rantings on the new Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Tints Kit!

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to read my babblings on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Collection!

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to read about the New Bare Escentuals Foiling Kit versus the Old Kit!

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to read about my ravings for the Bare Escentuals iQuad Palettes!

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to read about the Bare Escentuals Holiday Collection, Classic Rock!

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Kesalan Patharan Summer Collection 2008: Summer Art Gradation

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A very tiny Early Summer Collection from Kesalan Patharan includes three new eyeshadow trios for 2,625 yen each. Each trio contains three coordinating gradation colors for eyes or face if you so choose.

This is a bit boring for me as Kesalan Patharan has plenty of trios available within the general catalog the only difference being these have a beautiful floral embed.

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As the price stands I think I can safely skip these.

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MAC Naughty Nauticals: Releasing May 1st

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Got your pennies saved up? MAC’s newest color story releases this week and I, for one, can’t wait! The colors are completely flattering for me! I heart aquas and blues! Beautiful! It appears that this collection should be live on the website shortly so if you’re impatient you can do your ordering from MAC’s website!

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Stila Summer Collection 2008

Stila has a rather promising early Summer Collection this year! Last year the Collection was quite lovely as well but I must say almost all of the items released this year are on my wish list!

One item in particular that has caught my eye is the new Stila Summer Eyeshadow Palette. Although all the images I’ve seen of it so far are dull I can attest to the fact it is a gorgeous palette as I’ve seen and swatched it in person at Sephora! It’s perfect for Summer wear as it has that beautiful shimmery metallic feel with colors that compliment dewy tanned skin or in the Muse’s case fresh, healthy pale skin! The palette contains six colors and is available for sale now for $40 USD.

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Another item that caught my eye is the new Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash. Even though I am not a fan of cream shadows this intrigues me and has been added to my Wish List. I haven’t yet played with it which makes me wary of an online purchase but it does look promising as Kitten Eyeshadow is such a universally beautiful shadow that compliments any skin tone! Stila’s Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash is available now for $22 USD.

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And finally last but not least is Stila Silk Gloss in Kitten to compliment the eye wash. I’m not sure about this but I will admit to possibly wanting to try it out!

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All items are available now from both Sephora and Stila directly! Stila has 25% off at the moment with Free Shipping using code STILACANDY which means you can get all three items for $63 USD not bad right?

I’m tempted to say the least but I want to wait until I have a chance to swatch both the gloss and the eye wash! The sale is ongoing until May 13th so I have plenty of time to decide!

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Dior Summer Cosmetics Collection 2008: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect

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Dior’s Summer Collection has been available at Nordies, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and a few other select locations for a month or more now (not officially). Sephora is finally updating it’s catalog with the Summer Collection as well. Dior’s Summer Collection is officially being launched in Japan as of April the 25th so I thought to coincide with that I’d post my review of the collection today!

The Dior Japan site has been updated to reflect the new collection for a few weeks now however, as always, the US site is still displaying the Spring Collection and being bloody slow about getting the update live (we probably won’t see an update until June or more).

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As you already know from reading my constant rantings and ravings I am not a sun seeker which means of course this collection holds little appeal for me. The Collection consists of two new colors of High Shine Lipstick, two new colors of the single eyeshadows, two new palettes, and various other bits and bobs.

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And of course the Pièce de Résistance of the Collection being the Golden Dior Pendant which houses a bronze gold highlighter cream to use on cheeks, face, and lips. Europe and Asia have two color selections for the pendant which are a gold and pink color while here within the US we are only getting the gold color.

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Unlike the Spring Collection which I over indulged in, the Summer Collection held little appeal and I only ended up getting the three Dior Addict Ultra Glosses from the entire lot of items released.

The colors released ended up being very Muse friendly and I am loving the corals, golds, and beiges found in each of the newest glosses. I think these will not only work great in the Summer but well into the Fall!

Three colors were released of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect so I ended up with all three colors. I’ve always collected the Limited Editions of Addict Gloss but I haven’t done so in a while however with the Spring release I found myself using my LE glosses more and more thus that was part of the reason I picked these up!

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The gloss formula is very good. Not too sticky, not to tacky but just right. It’s long wearing, holds nice shimmer and shine, and the price isn’t too bad at $24.50 USD per a gloss.

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I took a few swatches for you so you can compare the various colors. Beige Moire is obviously very clear and sheer but it has a beautiful touch of gold shimmer which looks brilliant over peaches and corals. Beige Lurex is a beautiful bronze chocolate with hints of orange and gold shimmer. And finally Corail Lame is a gorgeous coral that borders an orange with touches of gold shimmer!

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All three glosses are gorgeous but Beige Lurex and Corail Lame are my two favorites and worth picking up if you want something to pair up with a bronzed look this Summer or in my case a fresh peachy look!

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Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect is Muse Approved for purchase! I’m enjoying these latest releases and look forward to using them this Summer!

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Click here to find out why I’m NOT a Sun Seeker!

Click here to catch up on my review and first impressions of Dior’s Spring Collection 2008!

Click here to enjoy my review on Dior’s newest lipstick!

Click here to find out why you should be purchasing your Dior abroad!

Click here to see my FOTD using Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Lurex!

PS I failed to mention that I’ve added a secret little sale page to my blog! I’ll be updating this with tons of stuff soon as I am doing Spring Cleaning this weekend!

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