My one experience with NP Set was pretty darn good and I was quite happy with the brand but never really further explored the line further until now. Recently NP Set has released a slew of handy little palettes that give you everything you need to create two complete looks including step by step tutorials. For those of us who aren’t so handy with color and blending, instructions like these are always a blessing.
Jump ahead for a peep at the new NP Sweater Set Cheek, Eye, and Lip Palette!
As I mentioned above NP Set has released a slew of these little palletes to suit your individual sense of style and personality. Each palette features lip, eye, and cheek makeup to create two separate looks. The palettes are $29 each and available on the NP Set website at http://www.npsetcosmetics.com. I haven’t seen this particular line in Target as of yet but I’m sure it’ll be released soon as back to school is right around the corner and what better time to market a new line of palettes.
There are a total of three palettes which are NP Denim Set, NP Sweater Set, and NP Career Set. Each palette creates a certain look which can be used for work, play, or for a glamourous night look!
NP Career Set
Is a palette for work-appropriate makeup. Elegant and chic this palette is for those who like a more neutral, natural makeup that’s understated yet elegant.
NP Denim Set
Is a palette to hang out with. It’s the girl next door but with a flash of bold. Shades of purples create a super chic night or day look.
NP Sweater Set
This is the palette I’ll be reviewing for you today. This palette is the softest of the three with shimmering golds and pinks to create a soft, cozy look a la your favorite sweater!
The palettes all contain 5 eye shadows, one blush, three lip glosses, a dual side applicator, and instructions for creating two looks. You can of course create any number of looks using the palette but I found the instructions ideal for creating just the right looks without any guess work on my part. I blend shadow pretty well and I don’t have too many major problems applying makeup however I can use all the help I can get when pairing up colors. That’s why palettes like this are such a blessing. Pairing up all the shades I need in one neat palette keeps things simple so it’s a no brainer to create your look!
Although I was thinking that NP Sweater Set would be more of a softer, pastel look it ended up turning into quite a nice work or night time look. I was partial to the night time look which really did something for my eyes. The palette is a nice size white plastic compact with full size mirror. The shadows are all nicely pigmented, nothing dramatic mind you but they blend nicely, have a good soft texture, and are smooth enough to apply without having fall out all over your face. The glosses I wasn’t particularly partial to as I didn’t like the colors all that much but overall they do complete the look nicely. And finally the blush was a sheer color but again it perfected the look created. The shadows included are a sheer matte cream, shimmering gold, matte lilac rose, shimmering golden brown, and shimmering dark pewter. The glosses are a light bronze, tangerine, and pale iridescent pink. The blush included is a dusky rose.
The instructions are pretty basic with a diagram of the palette labeling each item with a number and following up with instructions detailing which “number” to use on your eyes, lips, and cheeks. The daytime look is a simple smoky brown look with a contrast of shimmering gold. The nighttime look consists of golden brown contrasted with the darker pewter shade. The looks are all suitable for either day or night looks in my opinion and perfectly work safe. I did improvise slightly with my night look by applying a deeper shade of blush to my cheeks but my day time look was created using everything in the palette.
If you’re new to makeup and would like a simple, no nonsense palette to practice a few looks will I highly suggest nabbing an NP Set Palette as they are ideal for creating simple, practical looks that are quite pretty.
Overall, you get alot of product for your dollar and the results of the palette are very nice. Count me impressed, likey!
Anyone see these yet?
Tell the Muse!
Yes well I know you’ve had to listen to me biatch myself blue about how the Balm Cabana Boy mysteriously disappeared off the shelves of Sephora soon after I told you about. What the hell? It’s a total conspiracy they so didn’t want me to have this blush!
Well the bad news is you’ll have to listen to one more post about the Balm Cabana Boy before I finally bring you a review of it.
Yes, yes you guessed it. It’s available at Sephora! OMG! Everyone rejoice! All hail Cabana Boy! Thank gawd. I was liable to throw myself off a roof in protest if I didn’t get me some of this soon. The baby jebus finally heard my prayers.
Go gets it!
The saga of Cabana boy is now closed. For more epic posts about it do a search on my blog and read your heart out chicas!
Well Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub of All isn’t my greatest love of all but I will say it’s cheap and works pretty good for the price!
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I’m kinda sadly in lust with Soap & Glory. I can’t help myself I tend to want to try anything and everything they release. I told you ALL about the Soap & Glory Skincare line a few months ago and was ever so happy at how quickly it decided to make the trip to US shores.
Soon after it arrived on Target store shelves I proceeded to slap much of it in my cart supermarket sweep style and haul it home for a good testing. Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub Of All is a rather great, inexpensive way to strip dull, dead skin off your face to reveal fresher, healthier skin. Granted, this doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of say Philosophy or Lush but it’s worthy of a pick up if you’re a lover of Soap & Glory or you’re just wanting to scrub down on the cheap!
Although I wish that Soap & Glory might extend their signature scent to their skin care it has yet to happen. This scrub is very lightly and freshly scented. It’s a basic scrub with little spheres of joy that pop open as you scrub, w00t! The scrub does a nice job of scrubbing my dry skin without causing my skin to feel tight. Yes, indeed, it’s possible to fall victim to the dreaded over scrub and end up with drier skin instead of softer. This is gentle enough not to strip or make my skin drier than it already is.
If it’s inexpensive you seek with an edge of shabby chic cuteness Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub Of All is your gal! Don’t blame me if you break into sudden song (Whit’s making a come back maybe she’ll take on the theme for S&G)!
Snag it at your local Target.
Gosh I imagine some of you are preparing to head back to school soon or will be shortly! Lucky you. I remember my days at school quite fondly, fun, fun. As you begin preparations to pack up for college you’ll notice plenty of cosmetics, hair and skin care goodies launching new lines to tempt and tease you at check out. You obviously need to wash your hair while away at school…ok, I’ll be fair…some of us don’t bother washing while we’re at school especially laundry nor do we sleep or eat anything that doesn’t come from a vending machine, it’s cool, we’ve all been there. However, budget friendly options are available so at the very least let’s try to keep our hair squeaky clean.
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is a new line of products designed to work together to achieve a touchable tousled look. Believe me I TRY so hard to gain this look it’s not even funny. Stiff, crunchy hair is OUT, soft, tousled locks are so IN.
Check out the brand new Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collect below (it’s budget friendly too).
If you’re a fan of Herbal Essences you’ll be happy to know the entire line is quite budget friendly with a $2.99 price tag (aside from the finishing cream marked at a reasonable $5.49 for a large jar). So if you’re looking to snag some hair care to tote away with you to school or you’re in need of soft, tousled curls that aren’t going to cost you a ton of cash check out some of these options!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo and Conditioner $2.99
Cleanses hair without stripping and smells super fresh and pretty too!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse $2.99
A lightweight mousse to hold curls without that icky stuff, crunchy feel!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hair Spray $2.99
Keeps hair in place minus stickiness!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel $2.99
Perfect for styling damp hair to set a style in a snap.
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Cream $5.49
My favorite of the products. This is a soft conditioning cream for wet hair that makes your tresses oh so soft and scented pretty.
You know the Muse, she’s normally a Lush fan for life but I can be occasionally tempted to the dark side to indulge in cheap drugstore hair care goodies. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is particularly good for someone like me who avoids hair dryers like the plague. The products can all be used on my wet hair to create soft, frizz-free curls that are gently tousled and pretty. For $2.99 it’s not going to change your hair’s life but it sure will attempt to!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is available now at your local drugstore.
Stay tuned for more back to school beauty buys in upcoming posts.
has the deets on the new Twilight inspired cosmetic collection. We already knew that DuWop was busy creating something special for us in the works that was Twilight themed but I don’t think ANYONE has realized how big a collection this is turning out to be.
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Yes well call me what you will but I’m a fan of Twilight so I’m excited to see how this line turns out. My original thought was DuWop would create a small selection of items to pair up with the new V Gloss they introduced earlier this month. Nope, not the case. It’s even bigger and better than that!
The beauty line actually consists of two separate collections. It’s actually entitled Twilight Beauty so they are taking this above and beyond a simple release from one brand.
Twilight Beauty will launch two different lines of cosmetics which will be entitled Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The two lines will be available with the second film’s release this Fall.
Spoiled Pretty reports that Esmy Manica and Kimbery Clark of All About Beauty and Cristina Bartolucci, the founder and Creative Director of DuWop Cosmetics, are part of the development team behind the Twilight Beauty Cosmetic Line.
The line will include over 70 products!!!!!! Holy cow! That’s a brand all in itself so you can see how interesting this is shaping up to be.
Luna Twilight is inspired by the female characters of the books with an array of soft, natural beauty looks and stunning, fierce ones. Some products will include First Light Body and Face Glow and Gleam Metallic Mascara.
Volturi Twilight is inspired by the Volturi family crest. The line features Foreshadow Primer which is coupled with a loose glitter dust called Labrynth Shadows. These loose powder shadows are supposedly highly pigmented and are housed in stackable pots providing the ability to mix and match colors.
Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillardís and Nordstrom. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both brands.
I’m highly interested in checking this out for myself as I’m curious about colors, products, and prices.
What do you think?
Love the idea of an entire line dedicateto Twilight?
Not so much?
Tell the Muse!