Summer Collections 2009

MAC Naked Honey Sneak Peek: MAC Naked Honey Salve Review

The Muse is having a dilemma.

She’s trying to figure out if she loves MAC Naked Honey Salve or if maybe she thinks it’s pointless? Releasing with MAC Naked Honey Collection on June 11th this cute little tin houses a rich honey scented and flavored salve that offers a moisturizing treatment to skin.


Check out what I think after the jump!

Hmmm like I said I’m trying to decide if I like this or not. First off it says it’s multi-purpose and can be used anywhere so the first thing that entered my head was, “whoa can I use it on my dry face? how about my lips?” At this point I’m still trying to decide if it’s a good idea to slather my face in a salve. Granted, I bet you my dry skin would love it but I’m not sure when they said “multi-purpose” they were talking about my face.


On one hand I absolutely adore the concept, the uber cute packaging, and just the entire idea of the product. I can’t deny how pleased I was with last year’s release of MAC Volcanic Ash (remember that incredible product?). I was thinking to myself how can MAC beat something as great as Volcanic Ash and maybe just maybe MAC Honey Skin Salve was exactly the product that would take away the crown. But…not really?

It seems like something that might develop a cult following. Where people petition for it’s re-release and plead with MAC to “bring it back! bring it back!”. But on the other hand I’m not really feeling that excited about it after trying it.

Ok, so…texture and formula wise it’s very nice. It’s emollient and obviously moisturizing. You could probably get away using it on rough elbows, knees, cuticles, feet, heels, etc…..I’m not sure if I’m on board with the idea of rubbing it on my face quite yet but we’ll see how it progresses. I went a little crazy and attempted a bit on my lips and it feels nice but it tastes a bit floral. Speaking of floral it also smells kinda floral too….hmmmm what happened to the honey?


I really love salves. There is something so healing about them. They are incredibly versatile, multitasking, and just generally good items to have in your beauty arsenal. But I dunno…MAC Naked Honey Skin Salver isn’t doing it for me.

I’m going to keep trying with this one and see if I can grow to love it. For now I think I’m leaning towards being meh about it. It’s nice, great concept as a mentioned already, super cute packaging, but something is missing. Could be the yucky taste or the fact that it smells a tad more floral than honey like or maybe the Muse is all salve’d out but this one fails to capture my fancy!

Anyone try yet?

On your MAC Naked Honey wish list?

Tell the Muse!

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Face Stockholm Summer 2009 Collection: Face Stockholm Cool at the Pool

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If you’re a fan of the blues, not the music variety the makeup variety, Face Stockholm Cool at the Pool should appeal!

I’m a new convert to the joys of Face Stockholm so I’ve kinda been obsessive compulsively checking their website daily and adding ridiculous amounts of product to my cart and fighting with myself to not click enter!

Click ahead to hear about the Face Stockholm Summer Collection 2009!

As per the promo image this is what was used to create the splashing blue look you see above!

  • Make Up Base
  • A sheer application of Loose Powder #2 and Magic Wand will leave skin even without masking that natural summer glow.

  • Eyes
  • Apply Pearl Eye Shadow #44 on the lid up to the brow bone. Top off with a touch of Details Eye Dust for shimmer and shine. Brighten the inside of the eye with Clarity Eye Dust. Use Dark Blue Matte Eye Shadow and Forceful Eye Dust on the outer lid for a smokey effect. The Dark Blue Matte Eye Shadow also does double duty as a soft liner on the top lash line.

  • Lashes
  • Double up! Apply both Black and Blue Volumizing Waterproof Mascara for thick, rich lashes with a colorful twist that won’t budge, smudge or smear.

  • Cheeks
  • Cheeks pop with Organza Blush-On or Rio Crème Blush.

  • Lips
  • Full color power and shine is achieved with Instinct Lipstick and a top coat of clear glass.

    Loving the combination of hot pink lips and shocking blue on the lids! Quite reminds me of a day at the pool!

    What do you think?

    Lover of blues? I know I’m an aqua kinda chica myself!

    Tell the Muse!

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    Make Up For Ever Metallic Powder

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    I just popped one of these in my cart! I can’t resist the magical allure of something so shiny!

    Make Up For Ever Metallic Powder ($36 USD) comes in two shades, gold and silver, and adds a metallic effect to skin for a sparkling effect. Yums!

    For the most part I’m not a fan of glittery bits and bobs on my body but I was reading a review on Sephora and it was mentioned that this could be mixed with eye shadow, used as liner, etc….the reviewer even mentioned that it was more of a liquid than a powder which I found very interesting.

    I’ve since contacted Make Up For Ever to see if it is indeed safe for the eyes, I’ll let you know as soon as they reply! For now please refrain from purchasing and using on eyes as it is advertised as a body item so buyer beware.

    I do hope MUFE will reply back and give me the green light for eye use as the shades would make an incredible foiled eye look! Likey!

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    Victoria’s Secret Summer Collection 2009: Victoria’s Secret Pool Party Body Chiller Mist Review

    The Muse was babbling to you yesterday about the Victoria’s Secret Pool Party Collection. Quite an exciting little collection of goodies to get hyped over to say the least.

    Today I’ll be bringing you a review of the brand new Victoria’s Secret Pool Party Body Chiller Mists! Gotta love ‘em for a burst of refreshing Summer scent!


    Check ‘em out after the jump!

    Victoria’s Secret Pool Party Body Chiller Mists are available in three brand new, limited edition scents for $12 USD each or 3 for $25. The scents are Lemonita, Coolada, and Frostea. The bottles are shaped just like the Victoria’s Secret Double Mist Body Sprays which lead me to believe these were double mists but they are actually body mists.

    As I mentioned in my original post about these I was quite happy to see they were body mists. I find body mists are easier to apply and the scent lingers a tad longer than the double mists. The double mists are quite nice but they apply a tad oily plus the scent just gets sucked into my skin and fails to last all day. I was hopeful these might last a while longer. As predicted they do last a fair bit longer than the double mists formula but within a very few hours time you’ll need a refresher but none the less they do last out considerably well when compared to double mists.

    Out of the three Lemonita is my favorite. It’s a cool, tart, refreshing lemon scent. It’s rare to come across lemon scents that are true in body and this just hits the right notes. If your a fan of lemons you’re sure to love this. Frostea is a delightfully sweet, fresh brewed ice tea scent and Coolada is a Pina Colada blend that’s heavy on the coconut!


    All three are unique, fun blends for Summer. Even though they fail to linger long I still love them and think they are worth picking up. The scents have Summer fun written all over them and the burst of scent they do provide really gets me in the mood for warm weather!

    Likey!

    Muse Approving these for purchase. I think they are worthy of a pick up!

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    Anyone try yet?

    Loves it?

    Leaves it?

    Tell the Muse!

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    bareMinerals Rose Gold Gossamer

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    A new season, a new Bare Minerals Gossamer!

    Check it out after the jump!

    If it was up to the Muse she’s be hoarding away Bare Minerals Gossamer like it was the end of their existence but she’s since learned that she can never ever use that large pot. I love, love gossamer but it’s just to big and it’s more of a body product than it is a face so ado I must skip out on the brand new Bare Minerals Rose Gold Gossamer even if it is calling my name!

    Bare Minerals continues to impress with each release of their super size body gossamers. This one is a golden rose shade that’s sunny with touches of rose. It looks incredibly lovely and I’m sorely tempted to add it to my collection.

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    If you’re as tempted as I am you can snag it from QVC by punching in item number A90488. It’s $39 bucks and comes with it’s own kabuki brush!

    Want it?

    Need it?

    Tell the Muse!

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