I’m pretty swamped today ugh and backed up on my posts as well! Miss me much?
The good news is Monday I’ll be back with some great reviews for you including the full review of the Guerlain Holiday Collection with a Face of the Day using the items from this very exciting collection!
I also have a bunch of other items to review for you from various Fall and Holiday Collections! Excited?
Everyone ready for the weekend?
It’s been bloody cold here the last few days and I’m happy it’s finally the weekend! I HOPE I’ll be able to get my closets cleaned up this weekend and switched over from Summer to Fall/Winter!
We shall see!
What about you? Any good plans for the weekend?
I’ll leave you today with a few links from the past week!
xoxo from your Muse!
Jelly Pong Pong Venus Magical Pearls Review
Guerlain Holiday Collection 2008: Guerlain Midnight Butterfly
Lush Skin Nanny Review
Bare Escentuals Extreme Glimmer Kit
Lancome Absolue Makeup Review
Urban Decay Holiday Collection 2008: 24/7 Glide Eye Eyeliner Pencil Sets: VIP and Velvet Rope
Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Mascara Review
Lush Vanishing Cream Review
theBalm Holiday Collection 2008
Too Faced The Quickie Chronicles Mini Collection
I love Lorac Visual Effects Mascara.
Bestest mascara evers people!
You must go out and grab yourself one immediately!
I blogged this way back when but I never got the chance to snatch up one for myself and plenty of time passed before I actually decided to add it into my cart for purchase! I must be mad to have waited so long to grab it because it’s seriously awesome.
Allow me to mention that Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara is sincerely awesome but the price tag is in the high end range of $28 USD. I don’t mind the price in all honesty as the product is sincerely solid and high quality however if you’re not feeling that price you can go grab yourself a $19.50 USD tube of Lorac Visual Effects Mascara and call it a day because honestly it works pretty much in the same way as Chanel Exceptionnel!
It deserves to be mentioned that the applicators are vastly different on the two mascaras however I discovered while testing both that I got pretty much the same finish to my lashes with both (and might have even liked Lorac’s version a little bit more!).
Lorac’s promise of longer, fuller lashes comes through big time with the intense applicator and great mascara formula. It curls, separates, and lengthens my lashes to extreme heights which makes Lorac Visual Effects Mascara a possibly new Holy Grail mascara for the Muse!
The applicator works as a brush and a comb by pulling upwards, outwards, and combing through for extra lenght and volume. The brush is a oddly shaped barrel design that with first use will create a rather big smudgy mess but after a little bit of a learning curve you’ll be quickly on your way to longer lashes!
I liked the false-like look this created to my lashes and how much lenght I was able to achieve with two applications or even one for that matter! One minor rant is the fact that I get small smudges on the top of my upper eye due to how long my lashes are now. So when I first apply I have to be careful not to blink until the mascara dries otherwise I end up with little tiny dots of mascara on my highbrow area. The formula is ultra black and very thick so if you’re not a lover of thicker formulas you may want to avoid this.
I was SHOCKED to hear the poor reviews of this on Makeup Alley! I personally loved it and definately recommend trying it out. I am slightly worried about the effects it would have on those with shorter lashes as I do see that this may create a bit of a mess however those with naturally fuller, longer lashes it should be ideal to create great volume and curl!
After One Coat
I honestly loved this one and give it a big hearty approval for purchase!
All in all I’d say it does exactly what it promises however it does take one or two applications to learn how to use it correctly to get the best results!
This one I’m loving!
Tried it already?
Tell the Muse!
Fairy Drops Mascara Review
Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara Review
Estee Lauder TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara Review
I heart Sephora but……
They put this crap on sale for $4 or less and proceed to prepackage it in a ten pack for $36 USD!
Hello? Nobody wanted these to begin with when they were $16 each…..and nobody wanted them again when you marked them down to $4 each!
So why….in the world…would we want them in a 10 pack for $36 pray tell?
Oh lord, will they every learn?
I love you Sephora but please stop trying to break into the Bath and Body industry!
the Muse predicts Sephora’s Bath and Body downfall last year!
Whoa the Muse is on Holiday mode today!
Check out the new Urban Decay Limited Edition Lipstick Cap:
Do you love it?
I love it.
Totally spoiled indulgence but I think it’s freaking HAWT and would make a perfect gift!
These limited edition caps are available for Urban Decay’s new lipstick collection! Each cap comes housed in a cute black box with ribbon pull. The outer packaging is just as gorgeous as the inner in this case. The box has a black swirl effect all over the box with the Urban Decay emblem on the very top.
Inside you’ll find the gorgeous cap which is a mix of translucent purple encased in a silver outer shell. This is no wimpy cap! The metal casing allows for knocking around your purse or bag while protecting your favorite lipstick and making it beautiful when you’re ready to whip it out f your purse for touch ups! Seriously now how cool is it to take this out and start applying? Love it! The cap has both a goth and feminine edge that’s reminiscent of Anna Sui’s packaging and design…must be all that purple and black!
Each cap is $15 USD and fits on all the newest lipsticks from Urban Decay. Simply remove the cap from the old lipstick and replace it with this killer cap!
I think purchasing a lipstick plus the cap would make a super gift for a good friend (or yourself..of COURSE!).
Check it out at Urban Decay!
The Muse likes this one…I can’t help but approve it! Love it for myself and love it for a gift!
Want one for your very own?
Tell the Muse!
Urban Decay Lipstick Review
Making the Most of Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Holiday Collection 2008: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-Eye Pencil Sets Review
It’s too early I tell ya! It’s just too damn early to be talking about Holiday Collections now when the leaves are just about to turn color!
But…talk about it I will…..
The Tarte Holiday Collection 2008 is shaping up rather nicely with a tempting array of goodies packaged beautifully and ready for gift giving.
As all years prior you’ll be getting plenty of bang for your buck this year from Tarte and they have packed up a considerable amount of product with a small price tag!
As with all years prior they are releasing a new Tarte Cheek Trio for $25 USD. The trio contains three mini cheek stains housed in a cute gold pouch!
Loving, simply loving the Tarte Purse Your Lips Clutch! This clutch includes nine limited edition shades of lipgloss for $39 USD!
And finally you might recall the amazing hype and excitement over Tarte’s We Wish You Wealth palette. This year you can get excited about the Tarte The Vanity Palette!
16 Shades of Gloss
The palette remains the same price as last year at $52 USD!
All in all Tarte Holiday 2008 is definitely shaping up nicely with plenty of great gift giving options for yourself or friends and family!
Lemming any of Tarte’s Holiday Collection for yourself?
Loving that extra large palette?
Tell the Muse!
Check out last year’s Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette
Tarte Berry Couture Set Review
Tarte Peaches and Cream Foundation Review
Tarte EmphasEye Eye Pencil Review