Lavshuca Fall Collection 2009

Ahhh blessed relief. Let’s all let out a collection sigh of utter, blissful relief. My good friend Iris from Rouge Deluxe reports about the Lavshuca Fall Collection 2009 and what a pleasant surprise it is!

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Finally something great to look forward to from Lavshuca this year.

With it’s disappointing release after release as of late Lavshuca has fallen into the do not buy list for the Muse. Look at Summer, utter disappointment there!

My last known purchase from Lavshuca was Summer 2008 and I do think, currency conversion aside, this is testimony how bad collections have been as of late from Japan. Because seriously if I’m not hauling something is terribly wrong.

But have no fear the Lavshuca Fall Collection 2009 is so something special to look forward to it appears. The floral motif and interesting color selection shown in the photo above is enough of a reason to get this Muse excited. I’m looking forward to how this develops and I’ll start saving my pennies as of now so I might indulge. Iris reports the following items will be released:

  • Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes (5 Shade Selections)
  • Lavshuca Grade Color Eyes (1 New Shade Selection)
  • Lavshuca Dual Prism Eyes (2 New Shade Selections)
  • Lavshuca Full Baloon Rouge (15 Shade Selections)
  • Lavshuca Rouge Star Classics (2 New Shade Selections)
  • Lavshuca Power Memory Eyebrow (2 Shade Selections)
  • Lavshuca Power Memory Eyeliner (1 Shade Selection)
  • Lavshuca Pore Concealer Base

Count me excited for Fall to get here!

Anyone else?

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Beauty Babble: Weathering Makeup

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Wanna Beauty Babble with me? During our last babble we were hit with survival beauty and all the essentials we’d need in dire situations.

How To Play:
The Beauty Babble section basically is a scenario of “possibilities” with questions and answers about what you’d do in situations where cosmetics would be needed!

Today’s babble is about various weather conditions and makeup items or skincare you’d need in such situations!

Jump ahead to read my babblings and submit your own if you’re wanting to play!

You head to work on Monday expecting it to be like any other day of the week when your boss pulls you aside with some incredible news. He relates to you that he wants to send you to London for the entire Summer to work at the UK branch. You’re so excited you can’t believe your good luck! As soon as you leave his office you dial up your best friend who lives in England to share the details. Your best friend informs you that it would be a terrible time to come to London right now because the predicted weather for the next three months is gloomy, cloudy weather and rain! You’re kinda feel badly after you hear this especially since you’re having perfect Summer weather right at home. You keep your chin up and decided you’ll need a few makeup essentials to bring Summer with you to cold, dreary London. What will they be (choose five)?

I’d choose a fun Summer scent, a great bronzer, a pretty shade of blush, a shimmery, Summery palette for my eyes, and a good primer to keep my makeup from falling off my face in the rain!

My picks:

Fragrance: Harajuku Lovers G
Warm, coconut will help me think Summer during those rainy days!

Bronzer:
Urban Decay Baked Bronze in Glided
As if you haven’t heard enough how much I love this bronzer! Shimmery cheeks with hint of gold and peach will bring a little sun to my cloudy day in London!

Blush:
MAC Eversun Blush
My ideal blush this Summer and plenty peachy to bring a little color into my world on dreary days!

Eyeshadow Palette:
Kate Von D Gypsy Eyeshadow Palette
A slew of Summery greens to spring up my look in the rain!

Primer:
Korres Face Primer
Love this stuff! Keeps my makeup so fresh! Hopefully it’ll help keep it waterproof too!

Your best friend asks you to dinner on Friday night and explains she has amazing news to tell you! You meet up with her and as you’re ordering dinner she springs on you she’s getting married to an Arabian Sheikh. With your mouth hanging open you gasp in shock! After getting over your shock you gush how excited you are for her. After the waiter leaves with your order you proceed to ask her for all the details. She explains that the wedding will take place in the Sahara Desert. Trying not to gasp in shock you begin plotting skincare items you’re going to need to keep your face properly moist. Pick three items to keep your skin in order!

My picks:

Lush Ocean Salt
Most people don’t use Ocean Salt on their face because they feel it’s too harsh but I happen to love it! It’s ideal for those crazy desert days when my skin begins to flake up!

Mandom Perfect Assist 24 Double Moist Cream
This will keep my skin moist and dewy while the sun is beating down on my head!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block
Gotta have high SPF for those sunny days in the desert! 85+ on this one! w00t!

Ok! Now it’s your turn. The desert and dreary, cold rain for three months! Babble it peeps and tell me what you’d need to survive these nasty weather conditions.

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Pupa Ocean Glitter

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The British Beauty Blogger found these on Spoiled Brat. Gosh it brings back such memories. I remember when Pupa did all sorts of cutesy styles like these. Remember the Pupa Le’Diable Devil Kit? Spoiled Brat has that too! What a hoot! I didn’t even think Pupa made these things anymore for the European market outside of Italy!

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These kawaii Pupa Ocean Glitter palettes look like they have four shadows inside, two blushes, and two glosses (or lip creams). Incredibly cute and brings back so many memories when Sephora used to carry Pupa!

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Anyone remember the good old Pupa days?

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Avon SpectraColor Lipstick Review and Swatches

Keeping up with the techy side of beauty Avon SpectraColor Lipstick allows you to customize your lipstick application by making it lighter or darker or having a more or less during application. First the Avon Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand and this! Techy Avon, really techy! The Muse likes when you geek it!

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Avon SpectraColor Lipstick kinda has a combination glossy lipstick deal going on. I haven’t decided if it’s a lipstick, a lip cream, or a lipgloss but when I find out I’ll let you know.

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It’s an interesting package that much is for sure. Basically the packaging is made up of dual chambers of color. Included are a light and a dark color in the tube. On the bottom of the packaging is a dial wheel a la Avon Spectra Lash that allows you to phone home for more or less color. The general idea of the dial allows for more product in a darker or lighter format to come out of the tube. So if you want to go lighter you dial down and if you want to go darker you dial up. Kinda an interesting concept.

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The formula of the lipstick (gloss, cream or whatever you’re wanting to call it) is a tad bit too rich and frosty for me. I tried out the Berries shade selection and it was a bit frosty, metallic looking on my lips. Not flattering on me, yak. Also, don’t be discouraged, but the formula looks a tad oily coming out of the tube but once it’s applied it’s perfectly glossy and shiny.

All in all the packaging is kinda nifty, plus it’s quite pigmented, and it’s only $7.99. Acting as a gloss, a lipstick, and a lip cream all in one product you can’t break the bank for $8 bucks trying it out for yourself.

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It’s available now from Avon.

Anyone try it yet?

Thoughts?

Tell it!

Sportin’ Avon SpectraColor Lipstick in The Berries

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P.S. Iris, I heard your request my dear, dear friend and I apologize for the above pictures as they were taken days ago before you asked for closer images, promise I’ll do more close ups just for you. Love you.

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Light, Fresh Coverage for Summer: DuWop Revolotion Face Tinted Moisturizer Review

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Remember last year I had this mad love affair with Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer? Actually I still dig it to this day!

But anyway this year I’m kinda on this trippy travel to try out any and all tinted moisturizers that I’ve wanted to for a while but never did. The good news is that since I’m tripping out over tinted moisturizers that means you can get all my babble about which are good, which are bad, and which are Muse Approved for purchase.

Speaking of which….

I’ve always wanted to try DuWop Revolotion Face but I didn’t indulge for whatever reason. I recently scored it for $18 bucks which is about $11 off retail price. I guess the price plus the fact that I’m high on TM’s (TM=tinted moisturizer) convinced me to pick it up!

So today I’ll give you the low down on DuWop Revolotion Face Tinted Moisturizer and whether it’s a rave of a rant!

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Few things about tinted moisturizers:

Don’t you find they aren’t as pigmented as you’d like them to be? I mean they are supposed to be light, natural coverage but don’t you yearn for a tiny bit more pigmentation?

Isn’t the formula a little too loose? Yes, it’s beautifully creamy but I sometimes wish they were a bit less runny.

Well problems all solved. DuWop Revolotion covers it. It’s quite a good deal more pigmented than other tinted moisturizers I’ve tried in the pass. The formula also happens to be nice and creamy but not runny. The result? Flawless, natural, light coverage for Summer wearing and tearing. Loves it!

Speaking from a dry skin stand point the product feels lovely on my skin and gives just the right blend of moisture and color without a greasy, oily feeling. The finish is very lovely. It makes me look quite flawless and blends smoothly and evenly. It’s not matte mind you but it’s more of a dewy, fresh feeling.

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On a side note if you need extra coverage to hide major flaws, acne, etc…this isn’t the product you’re going to want to purchase as it’s simple, sheer coverage. However, if you’re looking for a very light, subtle makeup for the hot weather that evens out your skin tone and creates a nice flawless canvas for make up while providing a touch of moisture to skin I’d highly recommend checking out DuWop Revolotion.

Loves it!

Total Muse Approval for purchase.

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Anyone a lover?

Tell the Muse!

P.S. You can see me wearing this in a review post I have coming up shortly!

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