Napoleon Perdis Steals and Deals: The French Riviera Gift Set Review

A few weeks ago I had blogged about Napoleon Perdis’s demise from Sephora. Although I’m not the biggest fan in the world of his makeup I couldn’t resist a sale so I decided to grab a few odd pieces from Sephora’s website as it was all marked down 50%! Seriously, even if I hate something I can’t miss out on a steal and a deal. Am I the only one that feels that way? Hells you can sell me snow in the Summer if you said it was 50% off!

I purchased quite a few things but I’ll only be featuring one in this review today. For some odd reason or another Urban Decay has changed my outlook on bronzers in a major way. Since my love affair with Urban Decay’s Baked Bronzer has escalated I find myself checking out bronzers here and there on occasion.

So when I ran across the Napoleon Perdis French Riviera for $15 USD I decided I’d give it a whirl! Can’t lose much for the price right?

The set came in a rather nicely made bright box and included French Riviera bronzer, Madam Curl Peep Show Mascara, and Satin Lips Lip Gloss in French Riviera.

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I’ll be honest and admit I purchased the kit because I loved the burnt orange glow of the lovely lip gloss! I couldn’t take my eyes off of it! It’s truly a fab shade! However, to my delight and shock I ended up loving the entire kit!

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Who could have known I actually like something from Napoleon Perdis Collection! For shame on me for calling him a umpa lumpa! I take back any bad thing I’ve ever said about Napoleon Perdis…temporarily anyway!

The bronzer in this kit was a particularly scary orange, brown, oh my god I can’t believe it’s not butter shade that the Muse normally avoids however turns out that it works pretty good on my skin and gives me a healthy peachy flush!

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The mascara it’s actually good too! This gets better and better doesn’t it? The mascara is a solid mascara that offers volume and nice curl with good staying power and no smudging!

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And of course the best piece of the collection the gorgeous gloss which is pigmented and gorgeous! The color is a cross between burnt orange and a deep coral!

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I simply love how three simple pieces of cosmetic created a gorgeous look on my face this morning! I used the bronzer on my face and eyes, curled my lashes and applied the mascara, swiped some of the gloss on, and I was looking fresh and Summer-like!

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The kit is worth the $15 USD I spent on it! A few months ago at the original price I’d have passed it up quickly enough since I hate bronzers and the price wasn’t quite right enough to make me spill the cash on something that I was only loving the gloss from! But since it was on sale I’m happy to say this was a nice splurge!

I’ve seen a few Sephora’s with at least ten or more of these in stock so definately head on out and check it out for yourself!

The Muse says it’s worth some of your time!

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Fall Collections 2008: Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors

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Summer goes by way too fast as it is but when I start seeing updates on the new Fall Collections as quickly as the middle of June I begin to feel like its all over already!

Too Faced has updated it’s website with it’s new Fall Collection for 2008 already which is entitled Smoke & Mirrors.

The collection consists of several items ranging from gloss to eyeshadow but one item in particular that caught my eye that will likely make an appearance on my wish list is the new Smoky Eye Palette.

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I couldn’t love this more for it’s simplicity value alone! The kit includes not only everything you need for the perfect smokey eye look but also three instruction cards for creating three chic looks! I always struggle with creating a simple, sexy smokey eye so the kit is ideal and idiot proof! The Muse likey makeup that doesn’t require alot of brain power!

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$32 USD and you can be well on your way to creating smokey eye perfection with a little help from your friends at Too Faced. The Too Faced Smoky Eye palette is available now from Too Faced and Sephora.

See more of the Too Faced Fall Collection by clicking here!

Love this kit?

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Have some trips and tricks for the perfect smokey eye to share with the Muse and her readers?

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Discover more smokey eye goodies by clicking through some popular past posts!

Click here to read a review about the Pop Smokey Eye Palette!

Revisit my haul from MAC’s Smoke Signal Color Story!

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to discover an awesome brush from Bare Escentuals that perfects the perfect “V” for your smokey eye looks!

Read my ravings about Stila’s Smokey Eye Palettes!

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Sephora Sale Haul

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I hit some major sales at Sephora yesterday on the way home from work. Although I’m not a big lover of Napoleon Perdis I couldn’t resist the prices on some of the stuff so I ended up hauling items I wouldn’t normally go after. Expect either some ranting or raving reviews on the Napoleon Perdis line shortly!

I did get some Eye Patrol eye shadows which I fell in love with a while back ago! At $10 USD each these were a steal!

I also got some Bourjois Paris which are being phased out of the Sephora line up and are currently drastically reduced in price.

I’ll be showing you more of the items I scored in my next few posts so be on the look out!

Head on over to your local Sephora now to haul some Bourjois Paris, Napoleon Perdis, and a few other selected items are on sale!

Have you hit any Sephora sales lately?

Whatcha get?

Share with the Muse!

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Feed your greed for cosmetics by checking out some past haul posts!

Click here to view my Beauty on a Budget Week haulage!

Check out my Fall Haul of Japanese goodies from last year!

Click here to see a few Japanese skincare items and cosmetics I had hauled from Bobodave!

Check out my Kawaii haul of storage by clicking here!

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MAC New View

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Ahhhh…yet another MAC Collection released this July 10th!

That’s three new collections we have available! If you’re impatience you can always order from MAC’s website as the collections are live and ready for your purchasing pleasure!

New View has caught my eye and I know I’ll be picking up the lightest shade of this unique powder! This powder is a split between a matte, silky powder with a beautiful side of shimmer! The best of both worlds in one slick compact!

Yup, I see this making a guest starring appearance on my wish list!

Expect a review shortly!

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MAC Sonic Chic

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Ok, folks time to empty those wallets out! Check in your car cup holders, in that old pair of jeans that are laying under the bed, check under the sofa cushions, start breaking those piggie banks!

You know what time it is kids?

MAC color story time!

MAC is releasing three separate, awesome, amazing color stories on July 10th that are guaranteed to make you broke but happy!

Happiness is MAC after all isn’t it?

One collection in particular that will get a majority of my cash is the Sonic Chic mineralized blushes! I’m all over it like white on rice!

Have you seen how absolutely stunning and gorgeous these guys are?

The Muse wants ‘em! Nine shades of yum await you!

Want ‘em?

Absolutely need them?

As greedy as the Muse for these?

Tell me what are you hauling!

I haven’t even purchased these yet but they are getting a big, fat Muse Approval for purchase! They are obviously major flattering and I’ can see myself shelling out the greenback for all nine shades!

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Craving more MAC blush? Click here to read my MAC Beauty Powder Blush review and first impressions!

Just want more blush? Check out some of my past reviews on blushes by clicking through the posts below!

Click here to read my rave about the new RedPoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip!

Click here to find out why I wasn’t loving NYX Mosaic Powder Blush!

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