Skin79 Diamond Collection Star Glow Ball Powder Review and Swatches

More beauty abroad coming atcha today chicas.

I’ve been having a ton of fun sampling all the goodies that I got with my Skin79 Diamond Collection Set. This set is an incredible deal as it includes a slew of items for one low cost.

Although the sets aren’t sold in the US you can purchase individual items from E-bay and a few select online shops if you Google a bit and search around.

Today I’m reviewing the Skin79 Diamond Collection Star Glow Ball Powder.

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Tale a peep after the jump!

This is much like my Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer which I simply adore however not as nice, tell you why in a few.

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The “powder” is made up of several shades of pastel colored balls to be used to highlight certain areas of the face. It’s supposed to brighten the face up while highlighting however the formula is terribly frosty which is unflattering on my face.

The highlighter is housed in a cute, simple pink jar with a super soft puff included. Love the puff…it’s truly luxurious and super soft. The balls all range in shades from pastel pink, green, purple, etc…much like you’d find in a jar of Guerlain Meteorites. Where as Guerlain and Esprique is a subtle little highlight this is a rather frosty, shimmery affair that looks like a disco ball blew up in my face. Of course I adore sparkle and the likes but this was a bit overkill.

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Not much else to say about it sadly other than the fact it was a sore disappointment and will end up on my swap list directly.

No likey.

Most of the Skin79 Diamond Collection has been a joy up until now but this one is a safe skip if you’re not wanting a frosty mess on your face. Pretty in the jar not on the face.

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Steal It: Smashbox Eye Shadow Duo

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Not sure how good this is but it’s only $5 bucks on Sephora at the moment!

Score!

It’s rather a great little deal for tipping your cart into the free shipping zone. I’ve used Smashbox single shadows before and they are pretty nice so I’m sure duos are pretty fab too.

Either way, a rather nice little steal.

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Product Musings: Illamasqua Lipstick in Test

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Oh hai matte, nude, natural pink lipstick from Illamasqua.

Care to muse it with me?

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Check it below!

Not loving my new shade of Illamasqua in Test as I’m not much a nude girl but I’m positive a slew of people will jump on board with this one. It’s a creamy, pink beige shade that’s completely mod chic. Loving the formula as it’s super pigmented and moisturizing.

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If nude is your game this should please especially for Fall! Although I’m not too keen on this particularly shade I headed onto Sephora and ordered two more shades as I’m digging the formula. I snagged Tramp and Over. Eager to get ‘em and try out. Full review coming shortly!

Love nude shades of lippies?

What are your favs?

Tried out Illamasqua Lipstick yet?

What do you think?

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Beauty Reminders: Discounts and Giveaways Oh My!

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Hey Guys!

Just a few beauty reminders.

My Sally Hansen HD Nail Color Giveaway is still ongoing! If you haven’t already entered to win please do so by visiting this link.

And also don’t forget that you can still score 30% Off at Korres by visiting www.korresusa.com and using promo code MUSE. That’s 30% Off your total order.

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Tips and Tricks: Cool Your Tired, Dull Skin Off

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Dramatization:

You come home. You’re tired, you’re hot, you’re skin is dull, lackluster, and suffering from a long stressful day.

Ever have these days?

Here’s the key to perking yourself up after a really long day.

Take your favorite cleansing wipes, remove one from the package. Now get yourself a sandwich baggie preferably one with a zip lock of some sort. Place your cleansing wipe inside the bag and freeze it in your freezer.

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When you get home from a hot day, pop the cleansing wipe out and let it thaw for a few seconds, now wipe your makeup and stressful day off your face!

Ahhhh cool, refreshing. Great way to distress!

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