Summer Collections 2009

Steal It: Stila 24K Gold Gloss Set for $42

Now steal this peeps!

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Get all 5 Stila 24kt Gold Glosses from the Stila Indian Summer Release for $42!

Likey!

I have three of the shades already but I’m so tempted to order this set.

Get it at www.stilacosmetics.com

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Reader’s Request: Stila Smudge Pot 24K Golden Noir Versus Stila Smudge Pot Black Cat

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As requested from a few readers here are shots comparing Stila 24K Smudge Pot Golden Noir to Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot.

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Urban Decay Summer Collection 2009: Urban Decay Minx Eye Shadow Reviwew and Swatches


Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Minx is one of two shadows exclusively available at Sephora right now for the Urban Decay Summer Collection. I recently brought you a review and swatches of the other shadow release, Ecstasy, which is a lovely purple.

Today I thought I’d muse some about Urban Decay Minx Eye Shadow as it’s my favorite of the two shades!

Click it for the details, swatches, and a babble or two!

I can’t say there isn’t a time I am not excited about a shadow release from Urban Decay. They are a true love and I have practically all the shades, ridiculous I know but I love them so!


Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Minx is a love. If you like aquas, sea greens, and teals this should appeal. Minx is beautiful teal with tons of silver sparkle. It has a slightly green cast that makes the shade morph into a little bit more than your average everyday teal.

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I think this one is a winner and worthy of a pick up!

Loves it!

Anyone haul it?

Wanting to?

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Bath and Body Works Fragrant Waters Review


Whoa…anyone see the new Bath and Body Works Fragrant Waters? My sis and I were at BBW last Saturday morning and ran across a slew of new items one of which were these huge, super size elegant bottles of Bath and Body Fragrances.

Jump ahead for a peep!

These are incredible. 10oz size but they seem even bigger to me! Housed in a chunky, fun glass bottle each fragrance is $18.50 each and available in a variety of Bath and Body Works scents, new and old classics. These are rather ideal for Summer as they really bring to life the sparkling splash that Bath and Body is so well known for but in a quirky, clever packaging. I was pleasantly surprised that the scents last considerably longer than the normal body spray range and linger quite long.


Normal body splashes cost $12 and are 8oz in size so these aren’t much bigger for the price but as I mentioned the scent seems to linger a good deal longer with a nice throw, could be they are using more fragrance oil in these. Quite nice really and pleasantly got me back into enjoying Bath and Body Works scents with this new style packaging.

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If you’re not willing to dish out for a large bottle you can indulge in the new Bath and Body Works Fragrant Waters Roller Balls. These are equally as cute and $7.50 won’t break the bank. These are ideal for throwing in your purse for a quick roll on of your favorite BBW scent. Cutes!


The scents available in the splashes and roll ons are:
  • Wild HoneySuckle
  • Black Amethyst
  • Butterfly Flower
  • White Citrus
  • Japanese Cherry Blossom
  • Sweat Pea
  • Dancing Waters

I got mine in White Citrus, remember how I was all about the scent of White Citrus a few weeks ago? White Citrus is a fresh crispy citrus with lemon, orange and bergamot. Very refreshing and tart for the Summer weather!

With is super cute packaging I’m enjoying the reinvention of Bath and Body Works fragrances. Loves ‘em! Although they have a Summer feeling about them I’m hopeful Bath and Body Works will embrace the line and continue releasing other scents in the Fragrant Waters line. I’d love to see some Fall blends!

Muse Approved for purchase!

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Do check these out as they are worthy of a peep! Likey!

Anyone haul any?

Seen ‘em at your local BBW?

Love ‘em?

Leave ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

By the way these are available online as well with an exclusive deal of buy two get one free! Sweetness!

Visit www.bathandbodyworks.com to grab the deal.

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MAC Colour Craft: MAC Mineralized Baked Eye Shadow Quad Review and Swatches

It’s a MAC kinda day isn’t it? I thought I’d babble briefly about the MAC Mineralized Baked Eye Shadows released with the Colour Craft Collection.


Jump ahead for it and feel free to join in with your thoughts!

I thought the release of MAC Colour Craft Face was incredible. The blushes, the MSF, the brushes, all really great products. However, I was disappointed with the mineralized shadows which failed to impress me. Each shadow is split into four separate colors which could be exciting for some but just had me dreading the terrible mess it would be later on in life. Some of the color selections of the shadows were very nice two in particular I’m swatching today are gorgeous however the quads did fail to impress me because it seemed like alot of color in one tiny pan.

I wouldn’t necessarily mind all that color however since it has no separator, no divider of any kind it does become a bit of a hot mess when working with each individual shade. Already after a single eye look my pan is looking like all the colors have blended into each other, yak mess! Although I love the idea, in action it fails to work and the shadow just becomes a mess of muddy colors since they are all running together unless you’re extra careful when swiping with your brush.

The two shades, the two best shades in my opinion, that I’m showing you today are Natural Flare and Assemblage. Natural Flare is made up of many Summer-ready shades particularly the fiery orange which reminds me of MAC Firepit. The shades range from orange to golden beige, brown, and copper bronze. Truly the combination of the four shades is stunning. Assemblage is made up of some interesting shades that quite remind me of a Seasonal Winter look. Shades of black, shimmering gold and white, and a deep pewter gray will make a very pretty smoky eye.


I adore the idea of these shadows but I do think they are a tad on the messy side. Singles, sure. Duos, yes. A quad in one small pan? Not a good idea.

What do you think?

Loves ‘em?

Leaves ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

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