Lavshuca Summer 2009: Lavshuca Lipgloss

Well hmmm! Count me disappointed. Rumor of Lavshuca Lipgloss and it’s Summer release has been afoot on the Internet for ages now but I thought perhaps we’d get a palette or two a la last year’s incredible release.

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Think again!

Lavshuca has updated it’s website with the Summer Special section and it’s a pimp of old items and the brand new Lavshuca Lipgloss. Whoa. So that’s it?

Two looks, Clear Shiny and Clear Sweet, are shown on the site. Basically the looks are made up of old releases (blush, shadow, etc…) along with the new Lavshuca Lipgloss.

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Well, I guess that means money saved this Summer. I can’t help but be slightly disappointed but what can you do? The Muse was under the impression maybe they’d extend further and slap us with a surprise palette or two. Doesn’t appear to be happening!

I’ll be bringing you a review of Lavshuca Lipgloss soon minus incredible, nonexistence palettes. Damn.

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Majolica Majorca Summer 2009: Majolica Majorca Innocent Pleasure

Majolica Majorca has updated it’s main portal with the brand new Summer Collection for ’09 entitled Innocent Pleasure. Although I can’t say I’m all that excited about Majolica Majorca Innocent Pleasure, I can’t deny that I always feel a certain hype about viewing the new items released.

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Jump ahead for a peek!

In typical Majolica Majorca fashion you have to “find” the new items on the site. The theme of Innocent Pleasure is portrayed in an Adam and Eve-like fashion with a tree, a snake, and tempting goodies hidden within the three.

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The collection does make me wired for the new palettes as this is quite a large Summer Collection especially when compared to last year’s extremely tiny release. A total of eight palettes are being introduced which is pretty huge for MJ. That’s a whole lot of palette. Although the release of eight palettes is very, very exciting, I personally can’t help but be disappointed by the same ho-hum color collection that’s typical to MJ and most every other Japanese brand. Sigh. Aside from RD784 I’m not feeling the love for any of the shade selections although I imagine I’ll indulge in a few if not all since I collect MJ palettes (diseased am I). GR780 should excite those who missed out on GR741 the limited edition palette from the Spring 2008 line up. It’s not a total dupe but it is fairly different for MJ to go with aquas/teals.

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A brand new solid perfume is also released. I’m not sure as of yet what it smells like but it also looks a tad uneventful but of course, again, I’ll def indulge. And finally several new nail polishes.

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All in all I find it very exciting that MJ released eight palettes but a bit crestfallen it’s the same old colors over and over. Many of the shades are quite similar to palettes I already have from the line. Oh well. One of my readers, Jenn from Japan, was nice enough to share her pamphlet she got while viewing Majolica Majorca at Welcia. Thanks Jenn! We heart you!


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Pacifica Body Wash Review

The Muse always feels the need for more shower gels. It just so happens that she stock piles shower gels like no one’s business. The bad news is, that if we run out of water she’s sure going to have a buncha useless bottles of gel but the good news is she smells really pretty in the morning.

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If you’re feel the need for a unique showering experience in a jumbo size with a little price tag she says check out Pacifica for all your feel good shower experiences!

Pacifica Body Wash, like everything Pacifica, is available in a great size for a small price tag. $18 USD gets you 16 oz of uniquely scented shower gel! Likey!

Pacifica Body Wash is full of organic ingredients and natural essential oils that make indulging good for you. Formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, and Petro-Chemicals and Vegan friendly, these are sure to please the green friendly!

The body wash is nicely moisturizing and doesn’t dry my skin out. It creates mounds of foamy suds! Weee! They smell so good I used some in my hair as shampoo eep! Is that even allowed in the shower gel world? Oh wells!

I already own Pacifica Lotion in Lotus Garden and Bali Lime Papaya so I was delighted to add both scents to my collection in shower gel form! Good for layering.

Lotus Garden is turning out to be my absolute fav Pacifica scent lately and I can’t get enough of it. Lotus Garden has is a crisp, clean citrus. The citrus keeps the blend fruity but it’s quickly followed up with green notes and a strong underlay of lotus which gives a clean note to the fragrance. It’s quite unusual and very, very unique!

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The other scent I have is Bali Lime Papaya which has notes of papaya but with just the right amount of lime to create a complexity that’s fruity and sweet! Likey! Perfect for Summer wear!

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Any way you splice it Pacifica gets you alot of bang for your buck plus it’s vegan! Gotta loves it!

Total Muse Approval for purchase!

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The entire Pacifica Collection is available from Sephora now! Check it at www.sephora.com

Have you tried Pacifica?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Pieces of Life: Random Musings About Cereal

Wanna Muse with me? I’m busy as all hades today but I sure do miss you guys. Since I’m busy missing you I thought we could Muse non cosmetic stuff today.

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What? Cereal breaks up all the talk about cosmetics right? The Muse loves cereal, it brings out her inner child!

My fav cereal is Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch…I have a thing for pirates and the ocean….*shrug* I guess the Cap’n is the next best thing? Who knows but it sure is my fav cereal.

Coming up a close second would be Corn Pops…and maybe Sugar Smacks….I mean anything that has Sugar in the title has to be healthy right?

When I’m feeling adult I reach for the Raisin Bran….I’d never admit it but I do so love me some two scoops.

What’s your fav breakfast cereal?

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Shills Close to You Review


Just like me, they long to be close to you…..! Shills longs to be Close to you dontcha know?

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Jump ahead for a review on Shills Close to You because it’s longing to be close to the Muse and the Muse happens not to mind in the least.

Like most Asian cosmetics, Shills Close to You has it’s little gimmicky fix it all promise in a cute little pot. Hey, we love cosmetics that promise us perfection right, plus, better yet, in cute packaging. Score! Or in this case it promises to “keep fit of the skin”…that sounds really important, kinda, right?

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Here’s the deal Shills Close to You is kinda sorta a foundation prep and prime. It’s supposed to fill fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections prior to foundation. The real deal is since it’s so moisturizing and creamy it’s probably not going to do much in the ways of priming your skin if you have woes such as large pores. The bad news is as a primer Close to You is a fail! But as a prep…as a prep we might have something here.

Think of this as a concealer for your face and you might have a win situation. Think of it as a light form of coverage for days you’re too lazy to apply a full face of makeup and again you have a win. Think of it as a spot treatment and yet again you’re winning. Or swipe a bit under your eyes and again you’re multitasking your way to a win.

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If you drop the primer from the description you’ll have yourself a nice multitasking quick fix with a killer moisturizing formula that blends like a dream and leaves your face looking healthy and flawless. Likey. Win!

We could deem Shills Close to You as a bit of a gimmick considering it’s pratically an identical product to Shills Electric Eye Concealer. Honestly, I have no way of knowing if the formulas are the same but to me they appear the same, they feel the same….just come in different packaging shrug. But hey I can cope with two cute packages that supposedly perform two separate functions.

I use Shills Close to You as a light makeup coverage when I’m just running out the door for an errand or not wanting a full on makeup. It creates a nice even canvas for a bit of cheek stain and I’m ready to rumble. I don’t normally use a concealer on pimples but I rarely get pimples plus I don’t believe in covering them up anyway, let the bloody things breath and dry out is my solution. And I don’t really have pores or fine lines to hide away plus I’m thinking Close to You wouldn’t be much help anyway.

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Solution?

If you’re wanting a quickie makeup for on the fly application and a nice smooth, fresh appearance or maybe a nice prep prior to foundation, Shills Close to You is the way to go. Disregard it’s Benefit dupe packaging and just enjoy the awesomeness that is Shills.

Likey possibly falls in the realms of loves it for this Muse!

Shills Close to You is exclusive to Taiwan but you can get it on Evil-bay if you’re so inclined. I paid retail which is around $4-5 USD, I’ve seen it on E-bay for around $12.99 USD so not too, too bad. It’s kinda worth checking out if you’re fair to medium skin as it’s a great little multitasking makeup item to stash in your purse.

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