Sneak Peek: MAC Naked Honey Collection Review, Swatches, and First Impressions

As June quickly approaches so does the release of MAC Naked Honey, an exciting new, buzz worthy (get it? buzz! I’m such a damn comedian aren’t I?) collection. I’m always quite the little fan girl for MAC Summer Collections and so far I am loving
all I have seen from both MAC Naked Honey and MAC Style Warriors.


I’ll be giving you a very brief sneaky peek from MAC Naked Honey after the jump!

With plenty of golds and bronze on the menu MAC Naked Honey is most definitely Summer-worthy cosmetic goodness. It is a small amount of color in this collection thought and most of the release concentrating on plenty of interesting body care items such as shower gels, lotions, potions, etc….

I did a quickie look yesterday using three items from the MAC Naked Honey launch that I got to test out. So far I like what I see. I tried out MAC High-light Powder in Golden Nectar, MAC Lipglass in Buzz, and MAC Eye Shadow in Creme de Miel.

Two MAC High-Light Powders are being released, Golden Nectar being the darker shade of the two. Regardless if it’s dark or not it was flattering on me. You can easily double this up as a contouring tool if you desire and even a bronzer if you want. It’s a deep, bronze shade with a hint of golden shimmer. Sadly thought the golden shimmer is only an over spray and for the most part the powder did apply matte to my cheeks. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing as I did like the way it looked on. I used it as a blush/bronzer combo on my cheeks in the below picture.


Three MAC Lipglasses shades will release with MAC Naked Honey one of which I tried was Buzz. Another fine Summer shade as it’s a dark copper that hints at being almost brown, very nice when paired up with Golden Nectar.


And finally I tried out MAC Eyeshadow in Creme De Miel which is a velvety gold shade. This applies a tad chalky but for the most part it blends out nicely and can be paired with fabulous coppery, bronze looks. Below I used it on it’s own on my lids.


Overall, I like what I’ve seen so far from MAC Naked Honey and I look forward to testing out the rest to see what I’ll haul from this collection.


What do you think so far of MAC Naked Honey?

Wanting Naked Honey?

Maybe you’re lemming Style Warriors more?

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Urban Decay Summer 2009: Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Shimmer Lotion Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy is possibly my favorite shadow of all time which is why I’m always excited when they introduce it in different formats. A new shade of it, in glitter liner format, in a lipstick, etc….

To put a twist on my Summer, Urban Decay has introduced my favorite shadow shade into a lotion. Oh. my. god. Loves it!


Jump ahead to hear me squeal about the joys of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion.

Urban Decay you cheeky little monkey! You know just how to make a girl squeal like a little girl on Christmas morning. Meet Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion:


Hello lover!

Ok, let me tell you a secret. The Muse wasn’t paying attention the first time she got the good word of this lotion and for some odd reason she was under the impression it was a tiny bottle, like maybe, I dunno, 2 oz in size or less. I dunno why I was thinking that. Doh!

It’s actually a whopping 7oz! It’s a big bottle! Likey! Enough lotion in here to get you through Summer without probs but the Muse thinks you’d best stock up anyway as hey, you can never have too much shimmer in your life.

First off we need sniff-o-vision around here because I’m sincerely dying for you to take a whiff of this if you haven’t already. It’s tropical, coconut gorgeousness. Think of tanning oil but with a softer edge. Beautiful, glorious scent! They call the scent milk and honey I call it hot Summer night!

Now the formula is a super light, paraben-free, fast absorbing lotion that leaves skin with a delicate veil of golden shimmer. I thought the sparkle was very subtle, very pretty, and perfectly golden. If you’re a huge fan of shimmering lotions but aren’t always thrilled with the overkill of sparkle this is sure to please as it’s very sheer. It’ll look glorious on a tan that’s for sure. Use it on legs, arms, shoulders, wherever you want a golden sparkling sheen of Midnight Cowboy.


All this Muse can say is ride ‘em cowboy!

Loves it!

Total Muse Approval for purchase. You needs it, ’nuff said.

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Anyone try yet?

Wanting to?

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If you need it, you know you want it, get it at Sephora and Urban Decay right now.

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Drugstore DriveBy May 24th to May 30th

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Tis a long weekend ahead for anyone that’s in the US. To start our weekends right have a sneaky peek at the upcoming steals and deals at your local drugstore!

Click it to here about the salez!

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Maybelline Nail Polish
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
2 for $7

L’Oreal Face and Eye Cosmeticds
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal HIP
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Revlon Eye Makeup
40% Off

Almay Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Neutrogena Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Revlon Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Wet n’ Wild Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

All Maybelline Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Maybelline Cosmetics
$2 Off

Sally Hansen Cosmetics
$2 Off

Revlon DoubleTwist, 3D, Revlon Beyond Natural or Fantastic Lash Mascara
$5.99

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Maybelline Mascara
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

N.Y.C. New York Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Revlon Nail Polish
$3.99 (Get back $3 in CVS Bonus Bucks with each polish purchase)

L’Oreal True Match Makeup
$12.99 (Get back $2 in CVS Bonus Bucks with each purchase)

Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
$12.99

L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara
$7.99

Maybelline Mascara
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Neutrogena Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal Bare Naturals Mascara, Eye, and Lip Products
$5.99

L’OReal Bare Naturals Foundation, Blush or Concealer
$9.99

Lumene Skin Care
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

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Beauty News: Soap and Glory Skincare Now At Target

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I blogged about Soap & Glory Skincare in January being widely available in Boots, across the pond, in the far UK. I recall ranting a tad bit about how it would take two years and a mule to get it over to our side of the pond. I’m happy to report that it’s now available at Target. I was at Target last Sunday and happened across it. Joy! I picked up a few bits to review for you but if you can’t wait you can snag it for yourself at your local Target as it’s widely available as of now in the US, bless be to the Soap & Glory gods!

Anyone see it at their Target yet?

Wanting to indulge?

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Beauty News From Abroad: Stila Go Buh-Bye

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One of my favorite bloggers, BritishBeautyBlogger, has reported that Stila is officially pulling out of the UK. Seems Stila has been pulling the plug on most of the European markets and Asian ones for now. I imagine as they rebuild you may see them pop up again on your shores but for now it seems it’s become more and more exclusive to US shores.

How do you feel about Stila possibly not being available in your country?

Will you miss it?

Tell the Muse!

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