Winter Collections 2008

Smashbox Holiday Collection 2008 Rapture

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It’s ALIVE!

The Smashbox Holiday Collection 2008 Rapture is up and available for your purchasing pleasure on the Smashbox site.

I have release information for this that I previously published but I had to remove it and re-post it on October 15th! Sorry guys!

However, the good news is a few of the pieces are up and available on the Smashbox site. I have two of the pieces myself so far that I’ll review for you shortly, I promise they are stunning! Smashbox did a fabulous job with this year’s Holiday collection and all the pink is truly appealing to my girlish side!

Alot of bang for your buck in this collection and some seriously awesome gift sets that you really need to check out for yourself! Click!

Some items appearing on the site so far are:

Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Set $29 USD

This is one item I’ll be reviewing for you shortly! It contains 6 shimmering shades of gloss which work out to under $5 USD each which is definately a nice steal and a deal!

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Here’s one I want to get my hands on! Smashbox Rapture Eye Shadow and Brush Set includes 8 Shadow duos, two brushes, and a pouch for storing it all in for $59 USD! Break it down and you’re paying around $5.90 USD per each piece included not including the sweet pink bag! I need to head to Sephora to check this out for myself as I’m dead curious if the shades are a shimmery finish! If so, expect a review!

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Fitting in with all the pink comes the Smashbox Rapture Brush Set for $49 USD which includes 5 Brushes working itself out to roughly $10 USD a brush! Smashbox makes killer brushes so getting five full size at that price is definately a nice deal plus the cute pink carrying case!

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Honestly, Smashbox Rapture is possibly my favorite looking Holiday Collection as far as presentation goes so far and is visually pleasing and appealing to my girlish side! I’ll definately be indulging in a few of the pieces! Reviews are coming soon so definately stop back!

Further information and other gift sets can be found by clicking here.

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Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection 2008

Anyone feel like a little Bobbi Brown Holiday?

Supposedly it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

At least it’s turning out that way for me when I seen this year’s offerings!

What’s a Holiday Collection without a brush set? $65 USD gets you four essential Bobbi Brown Brushes and a gold pouch for holding ‘em all in!

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The Bobbi Brown Diamond Cosmestic Bag and Mini Brush Set isn’t on my wish list as it’s a tad bit on the pricey side and I’m not partial to the color of the bag however I will say be it mini or regular size, Bobbi Brown brushes are ideally some of the best I’ve used! I’ve used both her full and mini size brushes and both are incredibly good! However, for four brushes and a pouch, $65 USD might be a tiny bit much for this Muse!

Taking it down to $55 USD you can nab the Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Mini Brush Set which includes a gold pouch and three mini brushes!

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Again, a little to high for me but I could probably see myself indulging if it wasn’t for the case! I’m just not feeling all that metallic gold!

Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Beauty Kit for $95 USD is a slick, two layered tier to hold all your beauty essentials!

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Mmmm all the gold..Bobbi you’re killing me…could it be pink…but I guess that wouldn’t be too holiday-ish!

What would the holiday be without a gloss kit?! Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio contains three shades of scrumptious gloss for $45 USD with a gold pouch for storing them all in!

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You’ll get the following shades:

  • Spun Gold Shimmer
  • Pink Glitter
  • Sandy Beige Shimmer

It’s on the Muse’s wishy list! Santa baby fill my stocking with Bobbi Brown glosses please? k, Thanks, the Muse loves you very much! Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss retails for $20 USD each so getting three plus the bag is a nice little deal!

Of course, the holidays just aren’t the holidays without palettes!

Indulge your need for glorious palettes with all, some, or one of the following:

Bobbi Brown Basics Eye Palette $45 USD
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Bobbi Brown Basics Lip Palette $45 USD

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Get it ALL with the Bobbi Brown Lip & Eye Palette $60 USD

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Ummm yes this is definately on the Muse’s wishy list! Wants!

Originally exclusive to Nordies now you can indulge in the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Palettes for the Holiday Season! Available in Moon Rock and Night Sky for $55 USD Each

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Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum Eye Palette $45 USD

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If you’re looking for a sophiscated, elegant and slightly shimmery Holiday Collection look no further than Bobbi Brown’s latest offerings!

I’ll definately bring you a few of these for review shortly as they are too stunning to pass up!

Although the site hasn’t been updated on the “What’s New?” section of the Bobbi Brown site all of the items are available for purchases at Bobbi’s site and also at Bobbi Brown counters! Get shopping!

Love any of this collection?

On your wish list for the Holiday?

Do tell the Muse!

I’m very curious what you’re thinking about the new Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection!

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Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Review

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It’s not too difficult to fall in love with the Guerlain Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Midnight Butterfly.

Over the years I never fail to fall deeply in love with the holiday collection from Guerlain and this year is absolutely no different from years prior as Guerlain releases a perfectly stunning collection filled with elegant, beautiful, and highly collectible pieces.

While last year concentrated on gold this year Guerlain took on silver and purple, two colors, in my opinion, that clash wonderfully well together. Although I don’t associate purple with the Holidays I must say that Guerlain took purple and owned it. Pairing softer lilac, with a darker purple and touches of silver and gold create a pure perfection for a Holiday face!

Although I’d have liked to indulge in the entire collection of beautiful items I concentrated on nabbing some of the more important pieces in the collection such as the eye palette, mascara, meteorites, and radiant powder.

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None of the lip items appealed to me thankfully however my eye was caught and captured by the $160 USD Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder in Radiant Butterfly. Truly it was a stunning powder but honestly at $160 USD it was way, way above what I’d have liked to spend on a compact!

I was both saddened and disappointed that Guerlain has raised its prices this year. One item in particular, the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder, costing $82 USD compared to $78 USD last year. The powder wasn’t the only price raise, other items were effected by a higher cost this year as well.

Aside from the minor disappointment of raised prices the collection has absolutely nothing to not love in it! All the items are luxe, posh and a pure, spoiled indulgence for the Holiday!

Of course, my very favorite item in the collection is the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder. This is a atomizer of fine, sparkling silver powder. Stunning both inside and out this powder is perfect for face or body! This is housed in a slick, feminine, vanity worthy perfume style bottle with a lilac butterfly attached. The butterfly is detachable and has a pin on the back so you can use it a as a cute accessory to a suit or a shirt. Last year I purchased a back up of Forever Gold but this year I was a bit more reserved and only indulged in one of the powders. I’m still debating with myself if I should go back for a second since the collection is so very limited!

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The Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly is my second favorite item in the collection. Consisting of four shadows at $57 USD this item was not effected by the price raise thankfully and still remains the same price as last year. The palette has two shades of contrasting purple shadow, one liner shadow, and a highlighting shade. The two main shades are a sheer lilac and a dark aubergine. A bright gold is included to highlight with and a purple brownish shade is used for lining the eyes. The four shades make up the design of a fine silver butterfly. Sadly, the butterfly almost instantly disappears upon smoothing your applicator on it however the touches of silver mixed with the shadow creates a rather nice sparkling effect. The shadows are housed in a slick, lilac compact so the outside is just as stunning as the shadows. The shadows are all smooth and silky however don’t expect a dramatic eye look using these, Guerlain keeps it simple and elegant with a touch of sheer color that has a tiny touch of sparkle.

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The star of the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly collection would have to be the Meteorites. In comparison to last year the pearls are three times bigger in size which makes for easier application. Although last year’s version had touches of shimmer, this year the pearls have a matte, silky powder finish. The color is a universally flattering champagne shade that brightens and lightens to complextion while setting makeup and creating a nice glow to the face. I love the larger size this year as it makes the application super easy and mess free, the container is twice the size as normal Meteorites. In keeping with the lilac theme the Meteorites are housed in a lilac container with the emblem of a butterfly on top. The size wasn’t the only item that became inflated this year, the cost of the Meteorites raised from $51 USD to $65 USD which was a considerable raise in price compared to previous years.

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My final purchase was the Guerlain ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ Mascara in Butterfly Sparkle. For the most part this purchase was spurred from the gorgeous packaging however ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ is a fine mascara as I already own the gold version and I’m very happy with it. The mascara is a dual sided affair which allows for application of upper and lower lashes. The upper part of the mascara is black while the lower end is purple with a tiny bit of silver. Lining the lower part of your lashes with the purple and the upper with the black reflects beautifully off an eye look created using the Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly!

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Right now, faced with an economical crisis, Guerlain Midnight Butterfly is not exactly the first collection you may have your eye due to it’s high cost however the Muse is approving it for purchase as it’s a stunning Holiday Collection! It has some highly collectible pieces in the collection for the makeup connoisseur or the makeup junkie. Face with so many options for the Holiday Season it’s difficult to choose which items are stash and which are trash! In the Muse’s opinion Guerlain’s Holiday Collection 2008 is a stash item! Truly an outstanding job on this one Guerlain! The Muse loves it!

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I did a quickie look this morning using everything in the collection! I fear it didn’t come out as well as I wanted to as I was rushed for time today but it’s not too bad.

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How about you?

Wanting the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection?

Already indulged?

Bit to costly?

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NARS Holiday Collection 2008

Is it seriously all that hard to fall madly, deeply and truly in love with the NARS Holiday Collection for 2008?

Come on…seriously now…who doesn’t want to indulge?

The collection is stunning and includes, you guessed it, Super Orgasm! That alone must have you wriggling around in your desk chair in utter excitement!

The Muse has already indulged and reviewed NARS Super Orgasm however this hasn’t lessened her excitement about the other goodies included in NARS Holiday Collection 2008!

Ummm hello? I’m pretty sure I absolutely have to have NARS Single Eyeshadows in Night Life and Silent Night! I’m particularly thrilled since these are two new shadows as I originally thought these might be something I already have from the NARS Night Series Palette I purchased last year! However, good news, they are both brand new shades! Definitely on my wishy list! Santa, baby filled my stocking with NARS eyeshadow and I’ll love you forevers and ever!

Also released is a new duo shadow in Jolie Poupee which contains a vibrant violet and a stunning purple!

Get your pout ready for the holiday with NARS Lipstick in Canaille and NARS Lipgloss in All Night Long!

And complete your look with a bit of NARS Nail Polish in Orgasm!

Ahhhh perfection!

Truly a great Holiday Season with NARS!

You can get your NARS Holiday on right now by visiting Sephora or NARS Cosmetics!

Review Coming Soon………!

Want any of this collection?

What are your favorite pieces?

Simply gagging to hear your thoughts!

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IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008: Dazzling Diamonds

Giving the gift of Diamonds doesn’t have to be expensive.

The IsaDora Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Dazzling Diamonds has an assortment of inexpensive options to sparkle like a diamond this upcoming Holiday Season!

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Indulge your need for diamonds by selecting from the following items:

  • IsaDora Eyeshadow Palette $21 USD

Five metallic eye shadows housed in a gorgeous, elegant silver palette with mirror for stunning, dazzling holiday eyes!

  • IsaDora Diamond Ring with Gloss $55 USD

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so is this cocktail ring encrusted with Swarovski crystals to compliment your favorite holiday outfit! Flip it open and reveal the sparkling sheer pink gloss to give your lips a perfect amount of shimmer and shine!

  • IsaDora Lash Diamonds $14 USD

Reminiscent of Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles but half the price! Add a bit of sparkle, shimmer, and shine to your lashes using this easy pen!

  • IsaDora Fine Liner Eye Stylo $13 USD

Line and define eyes with this liquid eyeliner to create a sophisticated, polished look!

  • IsaDora Holiday Edition Perfect Moisture Lipstick $15 USD

Available in two shades enjoy whipping this beautifully packaged silver plated lipstick out of your purse!

  • IsaDora Diamond Lipgloss $14

Finish your holiday look with a bit of a sparkling diamond gloss!

This collection is both budget friendly and stunning! The Muse will definately be indulging in some, if not all, of this beautiful collection!

I’ll be reviewing the Isadora Dazzling Diamond Holiday Collection for you shortly!

Want it for yourself?

Check out www.amazon.com and www.cosmeticmall.com in November 2008 to grab yours!

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