Summer Collections 2009

Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush Review and Swatches

When I originally discussed Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush with you I was in high debate if I wanted to indulge. The “matte” part really threw a Muse off. Am I the only one that finds the idea of a matte blush terribly unappealing? I was just thinking matte eyeshadow such a difficult blending process, imagine blush? How would that work?


Jump ahead to find out if matte works in a blush!

Turns out my fears of a matte blush are unfounded by the fact that Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush is more of a satiny finish with a sheer layer of sparkle. Quite gorgeous to say the least. So far I’ve only picked up one shade in this blush and I couldn’t be happier that I indulged. The formula is silky smooth with a nice satin finish and the barest hint of shimmer. For a baked product you’ll get nice color pay off which is sometimes not always the case with baked shadows or blushes. I was quite impressed with the natural, fresh glow that blush gave me cheeks. I picked this up at Sephora in the shade Exposed which has hints of both peach and pink. It reminds me a bit of a watermelon candy for some reason or another.


I didn’t peek at the Lorac Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow because I was in a rush but I’m now wanting to go back and have a look, see at those plus pick up the other shades in this blush. The shade is truly unique with a very nice finish. I’m Muse Approving it for purchase! Quite a pretty blush for Summer wear!

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Annabelle Summer Collection 2009 Hydropolis

Loving all over Canadian Brand, Annabelle’s Summer Collection for 2009. Entitled Hydropolis the collection is a tiny release of three strip style eyeshadow palettes in three different shade selections!

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Looks rather nice!

Click ahead for some face charts using the palettes!

The palettes look very nice and come with five strips of color in three separate shade selections. Aquatech is a cocktail of aquas and greens. Amberwave is made up of browns, oranges, and bronzes. And WaterLily is a combination of various pinks. I can’t verify price as these are exclusive to Canada however I’m sure they pop up on Evil-bay sooner or later if you’re interested!

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Anyone wanna take a road trip to Canada with me to pick up some of the Annabelle Summer Collection?

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Bath and Body Works Cooling Mist in White Citrus Review

Ok, I admit I buy into all the worst gimmicky products. I’m kinda feeling like Bath and Body Works Cooling Mist is a gimmick but I can’t help but love it. Have you tried these yet? I actually ventured into Bath and Body Works a week or two ago (not by choice, my friend Jen absolutely had to go inside or have a coronary. I choose inside rather than perform CPR), braved the scary, scary vulture SA’s, and picked up Bath and Body Works Cooling Mist in White Citrus.


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Bath and Body Works Cooling Mist in White Citrus is a refreshing, cooling body spray. Yes, that would be the gimmick part I suppose. It seems terribly pointless to have a cooling mist that’s scented. I love the idea as it does feel wonderfully refreshing on my skin and very cool but the fact that it’s scented takes away from the point. Kinda? Sorta? Or maybe that’s me.

But the good news is not only is it cooling and refreshing it smells darn nice too. White Citrus is the newest scent to the BBW line and quite lovely. The scent is very fresh and clean with touches of citrus, a tiny itty bitty hint of musk, and plenty of crispy green notes. It’s been a while since any one scent from BBW has captured my interest but this is nice. Actually I liked it so much I may go ahead and order the other bits such as the body splash and such online. What? You didn’t think I’d go back into the store did you? Once a year is plenty to make my pilgrimage through a Bath and Body Works shop. When the SA’s learn how to get off my back that’s when I’ll start heading back in store.


I’m kinda feeling the love for Bath and Body Works White Citrus and Muse Approving it for purchase! Pretty blend for Summer! Get the cooling mist you can be cool and smell pretties.

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Dior Bronze Lumières D’or Face And Lip Palette

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Since I’m happily prancing around lately telling the world how great bronzer is, who knew the bronzer bug would bite me, I’m happy to relate to you that Dior Bronze Lumières D’or Face And Lip Palette is on my wishy list!

Oh how pretty you are Miss Dior! I wants you for my very own.

Featuring a dual side of gold and bronze press powder and a golden lip gloss this fairly screams my name. I love the idea of topping bronzer with a hit of golden shimmer and this takes care of all that in one simple compact love, love, love it!

Wants it rather badly!

Anyone haul it?

Go on, make me jealous!

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The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette Review and Swatches

Can I tell you, at one time in my life I didn’t like palettes! Gasp! Horror! I know right? I’d so go for single shadows, tons of glosses, heaps of lipstick but never went for palettes at all. The only palettes I would buy for a very long, long time was Dior Limited Edition ones, this was back when Dior was making some seriously ridiculously girly palettes.

Anyway.

I was of the mentality that palettes were messy and didn’t really give me what I wanted, etc….

As for now?

I’m an addict. I’m absolutely palette mad. It’s not even so much that most palettes get you the best bang for your buck, it’s just more of an “Oh My God! That’s Gorg! Must haves it!” Do you ever feel that way about palettes? Shrugs could be just me.

Moral of this story is that The Body Shop actually has a brand new palette they released with their Summer Collection. I know, who knew? The Body Shop and a palette? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them do a palette quite like this….!


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If you like palettes or you’re just wanting alot of everything for a little price tag you can check out The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette. Basically has everything you need to create a complete face look or several looks for that matter. Travel friendly to say the least if you’re a minimal type that hates traveling with a slew of makeup, here it be, all in one spot. Tote it around with you on holiday or stash it in your desk draw for quickie touch ups. It’s $30 USD and it snags you pretty much everything and the kitchen sink.


You’ll get:
  • The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara
  • The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colors in Pink Sparkle and Golden Coral
  • The Body Shops Cheek Color in Golden Pink
  • The Body Shop Eyeshadows in Shell, Pink, Spearmint, and Slate
  • Plus a mini blusher and shadow brush!

All the items above come housed in a slick, black box with a little ribbon closure that sports The Body Shop emblem. The shades are pretty universal so you can use them just about anytime of the year. The blush is quite an interesting shade and reminds me of NARS Orgasm but a good deal more pigmented so use lightly. The shadows you get are creamy white, black, soft teal, and pink. These are all velvet texture and are a chalky but still manage to apply nicely to the lid, quite smooth and buttery in texture with plenty of pigmentation. The glosses are a nice little extra. They aren’t terribly glossy and they are sheer but they lend a little twinkle and shine to lips plus having them tucked inside makes the palette complete for eyes, lips, and cheeks! The mascara may be mini but it packs a rather large, bushy applicator brush which does a very good job of lengthening lashes and adding nice volume. I was kinda shocked with this as I never tried Body Shop mascara prior to this and the small size had me worried it wouldn’t be so good, but good it was. Both brushes included are super soft although the blusher blush is a tad small to do my face with but I found that it worked a treat for blending my shadow hehe!


You can get any number of looks from the palette and it’s rather ideal for travel considering how strict the airlines are. If you like softer, pastel shades or you’re just a lover of palettes this should appeal.

The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette is available now at http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com or visit your local Body Shop to swatch and have a play! I know mine was offering free make overs using the palette and the Summer Collection if you’re interested!

I did two looks for you using the palette. The first look I used the creamy white as a highbrow highlighter, the pink on my lid, and a bit of the sheer aqua on my lower lash line and finished with Pink Sparkle gloss on my lips. The second photo I used the aqua all over my lid, you know how addicted I am to anything that’s aqua! Both photos I am using The Body Shop mascara.

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