Summer Collections 2008

Beaute de Kose Summer Collection 2008

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Beaute de Kose never fails to wow me with its special releases. This Summer we have the Limited Edition Multi-Reflection Powder in two color versions. The powders are a multi-colored shimmering powder for face or if you like you can try them out on your eyes. The colors available are Strawberry Ice and Peach Frost. Each palette is 4,500 yen each which isn’t too bad for the high quality of the compact!

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I think these may make a guest starring appearance on my Summer wish list but I want to see what else pops up before I purchase!

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Read about my WOW for the gorgeous Beaute de Kose Cyber Shine Eye Palettes by clicking here!

See a reader’s images of the Beaute de Kose Cyber Shine Eye Palettes by clicking here!

Click here to see my haul and review of Beaute de Kose’s Star Twinkle Collection!

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Summer Collections 2008: mark Gorgeous Eye Trio

Enjoy a trio of fab eyeshadows on a budget for $7 USD from mark!

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Pretty right?

Me wants to the green trio! Can’t go wrong for the price either!

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Budget your lip gloss purchases by glancing at my review of mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Tint Lipgloss!

Indulge your need (and greed) for palettes while keeping your costs down with mark’s new Eye and Lip Strip Palettes!

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Summer Collections 2008: Urban Decay Big Fatty "Color" Mascara Review

I love color. When I was 4 years old I told my mother I was going to be a famous artist needless to say it didn’t happen.

But I can play at being an artist with every color in the rainbow in my cosmetic wardrobe so of course I was happy to add Urban Decay’s New Big Fatty “Color” Mascara to my beauty arsenal!

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Like all good things Urban Decay puts out these mascaras are packed full of funky shades to turn your lashes from blah to WOW! I was excited to test these out as not many brands put out such gorgeous hues of color when it comes to mascara!

These are a mini version of the original Big Fatty Mascara which I think is perfectly suited because who can seriously polish off a tube of bright aqua mascara? Not likely. A mini version is the perfect size for those days you’re feeling a bit daring! At a price tag of $17 USD each you might wince slightly but no one ever said it was cheap to be gorgeous!

The formula isn’t the best I’ve come across and I had to do quite a bit of work to get this evenly applied onto my lashes. As I find with all colored mascaras it’s a chore to get it on correctly. Application consists of swiping the color on, clumping some of the color on using the tip of the applicator, brushing it through with a lash comb, and finally applying another layer.

This is no fault of the product but just the general drama of colored mascara! I’ve tried a few colored mascaras and aside from Majorca Majolica Splashing Blue Mascara I’ve never had a successful application without having to go through several steps to get the product evenly onto my lashes! The brush is a nice big chunky one which could attest to it’s name “Big Fatty”.

I tested out all the colors that were released and Black Cherry is by far my favorite. It’s a deep maroon that goes perfectly with cranberry, pink, browns, and even bronze colors! Below I created a look using Urban Decay Big Fatty in Black Cherry.

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Other colors available are Purple Haze which is a deep purple, Electric Blue which borders aqua and blue, and Indigo which is an off color blue with tiny touches of purple.

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If you’re purchasing these or already own these I came up with some killer combinations to match up with Urban Decay eye shadows that I already own. You may have some of these or maybe wanting some after seeing my combos! Enjoy!

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Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Purple Haze Combos
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Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Electric Blue Combos
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Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Black Cherry Combos
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All in all these are a fun way to spice up your Summer eye makeup! Definitely worth checking out and swatching for yourself. I recommend checking out Black Cherry and Electric Blue as they are my fav of the four released!

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Check below for some other Urban Decay reviews and posts you may have missed out on!

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Rediscover why Matte is where it’s at with Urban Decay’s Matte Eye Shadow Collection!


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to find out why I’m suddenly loving bronzer thanks to Urban Decay Baked Bronzer!

Click here to see what reviews are upcoming from Urban Decay’s Summer 2008 Collection with my sneak peek!

Oily Summer skin blues? Click here to hear my review on on Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder!

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The Body Shop Summer Collection: Sun Kissed

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Mmm the Body Shop always gets some of my money during the Summer. They introduce pretty nice collections.

Although I don’t always agree with the price tag on some cosmetics The Body Shop offers, I am on board with the interesting items they release most times!

I really enjoy the shadows they have released in past Summer Collections, blushes, and other odds and ends.

This year is no different from years prior in the fact that my curiosity is tickled to dash into the store to swatch my heart out with their new Sun Kissed Collection.

Call me an addict but I can’t help these urges that come over me!

This year they haven’t done any of the cool eyeshadow duos they normally have which is sad but they have a load of other items that have caught my eye.

Since I’m on some sort of kick since falling in love with Urban Decay Baked Bronzer I noticed The Body Shop’s Sun Luster Bronzer right away!

I’m loving the interesting peachy pink shade! How about you?

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At $25 USD I’m wincing at the price a bit as this isn’t designer counter makeup but…I am curious to say the very least!

They also have three colors of Waterproof Lustre Liner. Doesn’t interest me in the least as I’m rubbish applying liquid liner but I will say the colors look nice enough! Again, the price makes me gasp aloud, $15.50 USD? Hmm maybe someone should remind the Body Shop folk that these prices are obscene!

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Now these are making a guest starring appearance on my wish list this Summer:

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Eye Lustre Pearls!

Mini pearls of metallic shimmer available in Silvery Blue, Green, and Pink! The Muse likey! $16.50 USD each.

I love stains and sheer yet glossy lip colors in the Summer and the Sheer Lip Lustre have caught my eye! Available in three shades in an elegant gold tube I’m saying these might cozy up to the Eye Lustre Pearls on my wish list!

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Hmmm a Sun Lustre Brush……psst…we can be honest and say this probably sheds like a mother! Right? $22.50 USD? I can buy a MAC brush for that! Thanks but no thanks!

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And finally Body and Leg Shine….hmmm Tarte might be slightly peeved that The Body Shop sorta duped their new stain!

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Hmmmm…………
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A nice collection of goodies if you’re a sun seeker and a bronze lover if not, chances are you’re not interested at all.

Count me intrigued. I’m going to hop over and have a swatch fest and tell you what I think. I’m a glutton for punishment so I imagine myself purchasing at least one item from this Collection!

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Demeter Fragrance Library: The Tootsie Collection

I’m all for relieving my childhood and Demeter Fragrance has me covered for reminiscing about days of old with it’s Tootsie Collection!

Check out these old childhood favorites available now from Demeter:

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I can’t help but sing when I see this bottle! “The world looks mighty good to me because tootsie rolls are all I see! Whatever it is I think, I see becomes a Tootsie Roll to me”….why do I have this strange feeling all my readers that are 25 or under have no idea what I am on about…

I rarely eat candy or chocolate but at least I can have both without the calories in a perfume spray!

These fine, funky, and fun fragrances are available now from Demeter! Click on over and check ‘em out!

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Click here to enjoy my musings on the Demeter Necco Sweettarts Collection!

Feeling a little Christmasy? Click here to read about Demeter Egg Nog Mmmmm!

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