Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick Review and Swatches

I simply love a lipstick that performs double duty and not only adds color to my lips but a nice glossy finish too. A lipstick and a gloss all in one formula is always a complete joy of a product for this Muse. Sad fact is so little brands embrace the idea enough!

But have no fear with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection four shades of beautiful Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sticks were released so you can get your lipstick and your gloss fix all in one product!

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Likes it? Nope, Loves it!

This Summer, oh hell, let’s make it Spring…This Spring drench your lips in popping shades of color with a lipstick that has a beautiful shine, a glossy finish, and the power to plump your pout!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick is available in four shades. These beautiful lipsticks act as both a lipstick and a gloss.

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The Muse has a thing for lipsticks that are moisturizing and leave a beautiful glossy finish to lips. This could stem from my gloss addiction or just the need for a quick application of lipstick minus gloss or maybe it’s me being generally lazy and just wanting to whip out my lipstick and not have to apply gloss on top. Anything that helps me get done fast is always the business!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick offers moisturizing pigmented color to lips and also creates fuller, plumper lips within four weeks of use, I’m not entirely sure if it’s working but at the very least it does make my lips fuller when it’s on. The color has a good long wear time and the shades released are all very flattering for Spring and especially Summer.

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I tried out all four of the shades which were Nude Almond, Orange Poppy, Wild Plum, and Pop Pink. Pop Pink is a bright pink that could be dubbed fuchsia but it’s not like any wild shade of pink I tried before. In the tube it’s frightful but on the lips it’s quite inviting and pretty! Orange Poppy is a true orange shade which is flattering with bronzed or peach cheeks. Wild Plum is a plum shade with hints of lilac and a little hint of pink. And finally Nude Almond is a very natural shade of beige brown with a hint of golden shimmer. All four shades are very wearable and pretty for both Spring and Summer. The shades compliment the Bronze Goddess Collection, particularly when paired up with a bronze look!

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All in all the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Sticks are well worth checking out and have a nice price tag of $18.50 USD each. The Muse enjoyed these and thinks they are worth swatching at your local counter.

Check out more info for the Estee Lauder Bronze Collection by visiting www.esteelauder.com

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Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow Review

The Muse is feeling all pretty in pink today as she’s wearing Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eyeshadow in Peekaboo Lace! Oh speaking of pink doesn’t that so remind you of Duckie from Pretty in Pink with Molly Ringwald? I had such a crush on Duckie….what the hell was Molly thinking when she dumped him for Andrew? And speaking of which how freaking disappointing was it that her dress turned out so bad? I thought she was going to whip up some Cinderella affair and she comes walking out of her bedroom in a scary pink straight jacket looking prom dress.

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Sadness, but hey at least her dad was played by Roman Grant right? That has to count for props that your dad is the future Prophet of Juniper Creek!

Oh hai did I get off track there for a second? You want to hear more about Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie dontcha? Ok, ok no more babblings about Pretty in Pink!

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Jump ahead for the pretty in Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Review!

There’s something terribly sexy about an eye shadow entitled Eye Lingerie. Sounds naughty doesn’t it? But it’s very fitting with Dianne Brill’s favorite line of “slipping it on”.

If you’re wanting a silky smooth pigmented shadow with a pretty pearl finish I highly suggest checking out Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow. The shadows come packaged in a faux matchbox, slip it open to reveal the sweet lacy silver compact. Decked out with a lacy fishnet stocking and a ribbon this eye shadow is probably like no other in your collection. Flip open the compact to reveal a nice size mirror and an even nicer sized shadow! These shadows are nice and large so you’ll be looking pretty for a long time with daily use. The shade I tried was Peek-a-Boo Lace which happens to be a great dupe for the Dianne Brill Blush I recently tried. The color is a pretty pink with a solid base of gold, blended onto the lid you’ll get a morphed shadow of pinks and golds that’s unique and quite beautiful. It’s quite like the shade of blush I recently reviewed entitled Rose Gold Pearl so pairing the two up will make you very pretty in pink!

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The formula of the shadow is very silky, blends easily, and is quite pigmented. If you’re wanting to multitask a bit you can probably get away with dipping a blush brush in the shadow and sweeping across cheeks for a pink, gold highlight on face and cheeks! Pretties!

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All in all I continue to be impressed with the quality and uniqueness of Dianne Brill Cosmetics. If you’re looking for something a little bit different from the normal cosmetic lines do check out Dianne Brill!

Dianne Brill Eye Lingerie Eye Shadow is Muse Approved for purchase! Absolutely loves this one.

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Check out further information about Dianne Brill by www.diannebrill.com and purchase Dianne Brill Cosmetics at www.beautyhabit.com

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WANTS IT: Smashbox Mother Earth Palette


I dunno what it is that’s so very appealing about the Smashbox Mother Earth Palette but the Muse feels her blood boiling when she laid eyes on it!

After many an email asking after it I’ve decided I really need to go and get one for my very self.

What is it? An eco-friendly color palette containing four eyeshadows and a blush. It’s a certified-organic compact with a sleeve made from sustainable materials. Whoa I’m all green friendly now! Although I’m all about bolder, vibrant shades for Spring, I’m loving all over the peach colored blush in this palette.

With each purchase of the Smashbox Mother Earth Palette, a tree will be planted by the Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable enviroments through forestation.

Feel good about your purchase in knowing you’re helping your planet out and making yourself beautiful at the same time.

Whatcha think?

Loving this palette?

Wanting it?

Tell the Muse!

And don’t forget about the Smashbox Muse Collection! The Muse is still wanting to pick up the palette from this collection and the pencils. Anyone haul any of it? I’m sticking by my right to say this collection was created exclusively with me in mind…”Muse”..come on you know Smashbox is so reading my blog and getting a full on creative energy burst from all my amazing babblings thus the Muse Collection was born.

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Very Sexy Makeup Collection

Spicy hot is the order of business for the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection. Rich hues of bronzer, shimmering shades of shadow, and slippery sexy lips should break you from Spring to Summer in a flash!

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I’m always delighted by any and every Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Collection that pops up. I’ve always been terribly pleased with all the releases and the quality of the Limited Edition items so but of course the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection completely appeals to this Muse. Although I’m not much of a bronze fan I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement upon viewing all these new goodies. The collection is inspired by the rich hues and scents of Brazil, think tropical heat, warm sandy beaches, and plenty of shimmering shades. Releasing with the collection are some beautiful point makeup items such as a bronzer, eye palettes, glosses, and even a fragrance!

The Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Silky Bronzer Powder is available in two shades for Light to Medium skin tones and Medium to Dark. The bronzer is housed in a zebra printed compact with a large brush for buffing color on. The compact is $24 USD which is a reasonable price and quite in keeping with the normal price tag on Victoria’s Secret LE items.

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Also releasing are two Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Radiant Shimmer Eye Palettes for $24 USD each. The two shade selections available are entitled Amazon RainForest and Rio De Janerio. I’m partial to the lighter shimmering golds, beiges, and browns in the rain forest palette. The Rio De Janerio palette contains more popping shades of blue, purple, and brown. Each palette has four strips of shimmering eye shadow that can be worn wet or dry for a more dramatic, tropical look!

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Lip Gloss is available in three shade selections for $15 USD. In an interesting twist this new gloss comes in a squeeze tube where as Victoria’s Secret normally prefers housing it’s LE glosses in a square tube with a brush or sponge applicator so this is an interesting packaging choice for them. The shades all look like semi-sheer shades that range from peach to berry, the formula also has an SPF of 15.

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And finally to complete your steamy, tropical look you can spray yourself with the new Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Now Eau de Parfum. This new version of Very Sexy is a colorful blend of exotic fruits like papaya and creamy coconut with a blend or orchid to spice things up!

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I’m really loving this collection and I’m adding it to my Summer wish list! I’ll be picking it up as soon as I see it in store so I can review for you. At least one of the eye palettes, possibly a bronzer, and all the glosses are getting added on this Muse’s list!

How about you?

Loving this new collection?

Feeling all that heat?

Tell the Muse!

Can’t wait? Grab it at Victoria’s Secret website now and score a free beauty tote filled with 13 samples by using promo code FRBEAUTY

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Clarisonic Skin Care Brush On Sale for $80 Bucks

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Why yes, the economy has taken a nose dive! It’s especially blunt when you’re seeing the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush on sale for $80 USD. Mmm indeed you can nab yourself a ridiculously low price on the once $199 USD brush!

Jump ahead for the deets!

Victoria’s Secret has the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush on sale for $99.99 USD but if that isn’t tickling you try entering VSSAVE20 for $20 USD off plus Free Shipping!

Indeed, you can have the brush in your house for as little as $80 USD and a bit of tax!

Whoa, simply whoa. I was worried before but now I’m really worried. Please can it be rebuild the economy time now?

Want it?

Go grab it!

Or stay here with me and chat the Muse up about whether you’re a lover or hater of the brush!

I’m a listening!

Thanks to a tweet from watercoloursky for this one!

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