Spring Collection 2009: Pupa Plastic Shine Collection

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Remember when Pupa was all about those cute little animal shaped compacts? I remember having the Angel and the Devil…actually if I think about it I probably still do somewhere in the sea of forgotten makeup items on the bottom of my closet. Remember when it was sold at Sephora!?

It’s since changed a good deal in a great way aside from the fact it’s near impossible to find stateside.

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Pupa Plastic Shine Collection embraces all the modern and leaves behind all aspects of kawaii that it used to sport. The collection features some bolder shades for Spring highlighted with softer cheeks.

Pupa Baked Eye Shadow in four new shades can be used wet or dry to create a vibrant Spring look. Pink, Blue, Green and Violet all offer popping color not just for Spring but anytime!

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Pupa Luminys Eyeliner
Complete your look with perfectly matched liner!

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Pupa Lip Perfection Splendor
Shiny liquid lipstick available in three shocking colors to create a ultra shiny lip look to compliment your bold eye look!

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Pupa Baked Blush-On Illuminating Blush
Just a touch of healthy, natural highlight to cheeks and face will finish up your look!

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I really love this collection, particularly the shadows. The line should be available as of now in Singapore, Japan, and various parts of Europe. For US residents keep checking Sasa as they tend to get collections just a bit later on the release.

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Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection Review featuring Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow Swatches and Review

One of my absolute favorite collections this Spring is undoubtedly the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection. The simplicity of sweetly blushing cheeks paired with a soft sparkled eye look really made Spring come alive for me. Of course, I was particularly thrilled with the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows as these are truly a gem and I hope that the collection inspires more colors in this particular shadow format!

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Jump ahead for the review on Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows and a few other items from the Spring Collection, Blushed Pink.

Many of you asked me to review all four shades from the new Sparkle Eye Shadows so indeed I have all four shades for review. I personally couldn’t resist any of these shades as I’m all about the sparkle and shimmer. You’ll read many reviews that state how subtle the shimmer on these new shadows are and how wearable it is especially for those who really don’t like a shimmer finish. All this is true but the product also has the ability to build up color as well into a truly sparkly look if you desire.

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Only four of these shadows were released and the Muse longs for more as truly they are special. Mica, Sunlight, Ballet, and Silver Moon are the shade selections. The colors are completely suitable for Spring as they have a certain lightness about them for a fresh, flirty look. Ballet is a true pink and one of my favorites, Sunlight is a fav for me as I simply adore shimmering golds, Mica is a pewter gray which goes well with smoky eye looks, and Silver Moon is creamy light silver. Each shadow is housed in the new standard black eyeshadow case the only difference being the clear flip top secondary lid that covers each shadow and prevents fall out and a mess.

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Don’t expect a whole lot of pigmentation from the shadows as these are merely a hint of sparkle which makes them ideal for topping on top a completed shadow look. With a bit of work I did find I could get decent color pay off but that takes a bit of layering to work well. I think the idea of the shadow is to create a light, bright look that freshens the eye area up and doesn’t overpower it with a load of shimmer and glitter. The end result is a shimmery shadow that can work on a girl of 20 or a woman of 45.

I was somewhat surprised to read a few rants that state the shadows as having major fall out. That’s so not the case for me. If you’re wearing these on their own I find it best to use a sponge applicator to layer color. If you’re using these as a finish on a complete shadow look I find a nice bushy brush such as the MAC 224 works great at picking up some of the color and placing it lightly all over the lid.

I think the shadows work fabulously on their own for a simple understated look. Don’t let the words “simple” and “understated” fool you though as the shadows have a knack for bringing out a fresh, glowing face. These would be particularly great for using with a bolder lip look if you’re wanting to not take away from lips with a vibrant shadow.

All in all I definitely Muse Approve them for purchase as they are truly something special. If you’re a huge fan of a shimmery finish you’ll love these.

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Also released with the collection were two new shades of shadow, several creamy lip colors, and a few glitter lip glosses. I have one of each shade in the categories to review for you.

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The first is Bobbi Brown Matte Eye Shadow in birch. Birch is soft nude brown which I’m not a particularly big fan of simply because of the finish. I do believe these new shades were added into the collection to use as liners as you’ll notice in one of my FOTD’s above (Ballet FOTD) that the shade pairs up rather well with the Sparkle Eye Shadows to create a good liner shade. I find that most of the matte finishes in Bobbi’s shadow catalog work great as liners but I’m not a big fan of using them as an all over shadow.

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Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Blush Pink is a great true pink shade. This particular color paired up well with all of the shadows in the collection but worked the best with Ballet and Sunlight. The fresh pink and gold brought out the innocent pink of this shade and added a nice fresh look to lips.

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And finally Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Gloss in Baby is a peachy pink shade heavy on the golden sparkle. This too worked well with all the shadows but particularly good with Sunlight, Ballet, and Silver Moon. Contrasting Ballet with a peachy shade of glittery gloss creates a fresh Spring look.

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Overall, the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection was definitely a favorite this season and I’m positive I’ll get plenty of use out of the sparkle eye shadows. I do think the star of the show was the sparkle eye shadows! I was very pleased with all the items released but I would have loved either a cream blush or a powder blush to compliment the other items in the collection, this is probably the only thing I’d change about the release.

If you’re looking for a fresh, Spring look with light touches of pink, gold, gray, and silver, the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection has it all. As Spring draws nearer a fresher, lighter makeup is ideal and this collection offers that.

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Girls with Attitude LipZing Review

Oooooooo come on baby make it hurt so good! Girls with Attitude LipZing has the zest and spice for making it hurt so good? Not sure if it’s good or not or maybe it’s “oh my god take me to the emergency room my lips feel like they are on fyreeeees!”


Girls With Attitude LipZing is an instant Plumping Gloss that’s a mere 5 so the Muse said “hey, something cheaper than Lip Venom! Let’s have a go!”

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When I was deciding I’d have a go at LipZing I didn’t realize that the go might be me flying out my bathroom window and burying my lips and face into the nearest pile of cold snow! Ouchie this stuff stings!!

All the promises on the back of the box of achieving that Hollywood glamour lip look def does not make up for the fact that this stuff seriously tingles, stings and creates a rather uncomfortable feeling on my lips plus it’s freaking bitter as all hell if I happen to get a taste of it when licking my lips…well hello it’s on my lips I’m going to taste it sooner or later can’t we at least make it a pleasant experience when I do? K, thanks to the team at Girls with Attitude! And seriously if I’m going to burn my lips off when it’s applied can’t we at least make it a strawberry or watermelon type experience? Maybe the flavor will sooth the fire!

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I really adore DuWop Lip Venom and although their are tears of absolute agony whenever my sister uses it I absolutely love it and never experienced the terribly stinging sensation she proclaims on and on about. Until now the only lip plumping gloss I’ve tried that worked is in fact lip venom but lord knows the award should go to LipZing! LipZing definately plumps no question about it! My lips were looking quite Amanda Lepore like…I was channeling my inner tranny girl with this stuff. I’m thinking that I can’t blame the formula so much as the irritation. Those crazy chicks with attitude probably created this so it would actually irritate the lip area and in turn that would cause all the swelling and plumping up! Hello hurtful!

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My lower bottom lip was sticking out like it was in a permanent pout and hells knows I was loving the look but honestly the promise of a “gentle pleasant tingling sensation” (or so the box says) is NOT happening. Taking into consideration I’m not in the least sensitive this one is going on my do not buy again list.

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If you’re dying to experience the pleasure pain of Girls with Attitude LipZing shop it at Asos. But don’t say I didn’t worn you!

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Pieces of Life: The Hello Kitty Edition

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Damn, that bloody kitty! She’s popping up everywhere lately isn’t she? I’m speaking of Miss Hello Kitty of course!

With the introduction of the MAC Hello Kitty Collection the entire world is being reintroduced to every one’s favorite cat again! The Muse loves the fact that everyone is embracing Hello Kitty and loving all over her.

Actually since we are all feeling the love for Miss Kitty this Spring how about banking with HK herself?

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If you happen to have an account with Bank of America you can sign up for their new program called My Expressions Banking.

My Expressions Banking is simply a gimmicky deal that allows you to embrace the unique side of your personality while banking. Who the hell knows why banks deem it necessary to make your banking more personal with debit cards that feature cats, dogs, and any other array of items that suit your personality! But hey I am so NOT complaining as I am loving the My Expressions Banking Hello Kitty Edition.

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Basically the program simply works by taking your old ugly blue and silver debit card and replacing it with a pink and white Hello Kitty debit card! Oh my god the cuteness may make me hurl! But not only does your debit card change you’ll also get checks featuring Hello Kitty and your monthly paper statement (if you get one in the mail) will be printed on Hello Kitty stationary! How awesome is that?

Sincerely, can I embrace my inner 6 year old kid with these options? I love that my bank card sports Hello Kitty! For the Muse it’s the equivalent of a black American Express Card.

I actually don’t get monthly paper statements as I do my banking online but I was too curious to see these Hello Kitty statements so I switched back to paper for a month and was oddly delighted to see Miss Kitty making an appearance on my banking statement…lord things can’t get any cuter!

If you’re a Bank of America customer you can call up and have your current debit card switched over to My Expressions Banking right now. Believe me if you’re an HK fan you’re so gonna wanna do this. And hey if Bank of America tanks at least you’ll have a cute debit card that’s virtually useless! Yay!

Click to make the switch from blah banking to Hello Kittified banking!

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