Weekend Round Up

Hey there, Hi there!

It’s Friday! Thank god! I’m utterly relieved it’s the weekend! Anyone else? The sun is shining bright and it looks like it’s going to be a nice warm one!

Any great plans for the weekend for anyone?

The Muse isrelieved it’s Friday! Phew!

Here’s the Weekend Round Up to enjoy! Happy Reading!

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MAC Colour Forms Haul: Review and Swatches

Beauty Bytes: Featuring Kiss and Makeup’s First Look at the Urban Decay Winter Collection

Beauty on a Budget: Twice as Clean Gift Set Review

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Tropical Coolers Review

Gosh Cosmetics Fall Collection 2008

Bare Minerals Rocker Eye Kit Review

Lush Godmother Soap

Canmake’s Late Summer Release: Sunset Beauty

Lavshuca Fall Collection 2008

Victoria’s Secret Pink Tinted Lip Balms

Pop Beauty Lip Lust Review

Visee Fall Collection: Glamorous Hunter

Beauty on a Budget: L’Oreal Infallible Lipgloss Review

Woodbury Haul featuring Cheap Bobbi Brown finds at the Cosmetic Company Outlet!

Lancome’s Maharani Jewels Fall Collection: Maharani Elephant Bronzer Review

Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser Review

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Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion Review

How about a lip treatment that’s amazingly tasty plus super emollient, glossy, and contains good for you ingredients to heal lips.

Sounds great right?

It is.

I was recently testing out Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion and I must say it’s on my favorite hit list at the moment! I’m lucky I even got the chance to review this because I was tempted to eat the entire jar instead of slicking it on my lips! Hey, I can’t help it! It smells amazing and tastes so yummie I couldn’t resist!

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Before I get to the main review I should rave about the uber cute box and packaging on this! It comes in this really cute pink box that sports a lovely little cut out butterfly on top! So sweet! I’ll definately be storing this in the box rather than tossing it out! I love cute packaging!

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The actual Lip Cushion is housed in a clear plastic jar with a cute little gold cap with pink lettering on the top spelling out Lip Cushion by Jelly Pong Pong on top.

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Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion is available in two selections, Crush and Syrup. I believe both taste the same and the finish on both is probably the same too which is a translucent tint. The gloss isn’t pigmented but more a sheer gloss. I have Crush which looks like strawberry jam and tastes just as good. The taste is a sweet rose, berry flavor that you’ll want to lick right off your lips! Truly a perfect kissing gloss! Although both selections probably have the same finish it hasn’t stopped me from wanting to purchase Syrup! Cheeky Muse I am I must collect them all you see!

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The formula is similiar to Shu Uemura’s Gloss Lacquer. It’s slick, glossy, highly emollient and wonderfully moisturizing. All the best things we want from a balm right? The balm also happens to promise to heal chapped lips! Fancy that! Sadly, the Muse is not currently sporting chapped lips but don’t worry I’ll tell you the low down on Lip Cushion’s healing abilities come Winter when I’m sporting cracked, dry lips!

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If you love glossy lip balms there is absolutely no question that you’ll want to try this! It’s a perfectly cute and sweet balm that deserves some of your time and attention plus at
6 you can’t seriously go wrong by picking up at least one! Click on over and purchase one or two!

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The Muse likey Jelly Pong Pong Lip Cushion and says go and grab some for yourself! Do keep in mind I can’t be held responsible if you eat this!

Muse Approval for this little guy plus a five star rating! Good Stuff!

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Stay tuned next week for my review on Jelly Pong Pong Crystalizer!

Enjoy more Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics by visiting their website! Click!

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Summer Must Have Makeup: Tarte Peaches and Cream Oil-Free Powder Foundation Review

I recently read about Tarte Peaches and Cream Oil-Free Powder Foundation over at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic.

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After reading Christine’s raving review I promptly looked up more reviews for the product and decided I must haves it now! Let me tell you there are quite a few raves surrounding this little product. Although I’m a Tarte fan this is the first time I’ve even heard about this. The worst part about the entire product is it’s freaking limited edition! Ugh! How awful is that? What convinced me further to want to try this out was I got at least ten e-mails over the past two weeks asking “Muse have you tried Tarte Peaches and Cream Foundation?” and I sadly had to say no that I never even heard about it!

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This is probably thee best product you’ll run across at the moment that offers really good yet light coverage plus dries down to a matte, powder finish which is perfect for those humid, hot days. I probably can’t get away with wearing this in the Winter when my skin is drier but right now when I’m sporting a bit of oily skin it’s pure perfection.

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A little tiny dab goes a long way. Simply squirt a small amount on your fingertip and go to town smoothing it down the sides of your nose and spreading outwards to your cheeks, under your lip line, sides of chin, etc….these are areas I need coverage as those are dull spots for me and also shadowy. After this I have a beautiful working canvas for the rest of my makeup or since the coverage is so natural I can simply leave the house with this on and some gloss!

It contains plenty of good for you ingredients like vitamins a, c, and e plus it has an SPF of 20 which is a total plus for me! The color does appear slightly strange. It has a very weird orange beige tinge however it does blend in flawlessly in and leaves my skin looking fresh and awake!

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In my quest for perfect, flawless skin Tarte Peaches & Cream definately gets added to my Summer Must Have list! The fact that it offers excellent coverage while remaining light and natural plus keep my skin matte in the Summer sun makes it a perfect addition to my Summer Must Have Makeup List!

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As you can see from my FOTD (excuse my tired eyes! Didn’t have much sleep last night eep!) the foundation gives a rather fresh, dewy look to my skin!

This retails for $35 USD however allow me to direct you to Tarte’s site now and get 40% off during their Friends and Family Sale! Click!

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In a world of Yay and Nay this one gets a big yay! The Muse likes it! Alot!

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Fall Collections 2008: Jill Stuart Illuminance

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Jill Stuart’s website has been updated with the latest Fall Collection for 2008 entitled Illuminance. I find the name quite fitting as the new shadow palettes and cheek blushes sport beautiful golds for Fall.

I wasn’t particularly excited about the Brilliance collection but I do feel a slight tinge of interest. I think I’ll be indulging in at least one of the blushes and three of the shadow palettes. The shadow palettes have been slightly revamped as well with an interesting design on the front of the compact. It’s been a little bit of a gap between purchases for me on the Jill Stuart front simply because the shadow palettes are extremely uneventful with similiar shades being used over and over and over again.

The Muse’s stash of blush compacts hauled from last season!
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However, after such a long dry spell Jill Stuart Illuminance may be getting some of the Muse’s hard earned money! Palettes are 5,000 yen each and blushes are 4,500 yen each. Expect to pay $10-$30 USD more per item online.

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Items I think I’ll be indulging in:

Eye palettes in Jewel Dress, Fantastic Light, Brocade Gold, and Flash Veil.

Blush in Gold Illuminance.

How about you?

Got your eyes on anything?

Love Jill Stuart?

Tell the Muse!

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Review

It’s your dear, old Muse here to tell you that cheaper is NOT always better.

This little bottle has a rating of 4.1 on MUA obviously the people who reviewed this are on crack. 4.1? What the hell.

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Your Muse decided that cheap was somehow better. This bright idea stems from the fact that I was thinking that $10 USD for a bottle of eye makeup remover was a bit steep and I needed new options in my fight against the obvious recession! By cutting down $4 USD on makeup remover I was making one big step for mankind. I think I was, I’m not sure..maybe…sorta I was.

Anyway.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover promises to effectively remove all traces of eye makeup even waterproof mascara without oily residue. True that. No oily residue here. However, it not only fails to leave behind oily residue it also happens to excel at leaving behind mascara.

Removes waterproof mascara? Come on who you trying to kid. Stop! Go on now, stop it already.

This doesn’t remove waterproof mascara. After swiping my lid for the better part of 5 minutes I was still sporting clumps of mascara on my lashes. Um…hello what happened to the promise of removing my mascara!

I did see some sense on the MUA reviews where someone wrote about how it takes ALOT of this to get off regular mascara never mind waterproof mascara! Some people lost all sense when they mentioned that this was a dupe of Bi-Facil…I told you it’s that crack again! I was considering just tipping my head back and pouring the bottle onto my closed eye lid to see if that would effectively get my mascara off but somehow common sense kicked in and I just settled for rubbing at my eye for the better part of an hour trying to get this to work.

In all seriousness I did try to like this and I can honestly say it doesn’t work too well at removing waterproof anything. It does a mediocre job at best of removing eye makeup and mascara. For $5.99 USD yes indeed it is cheap but just go ahead and splurge a few dollars more to get yourself something that does work.

This one is a miss!

The Muse no likey Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. Big waste of $6!

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When the forces of Yay or Nay are in effect the Muse gives this one a big:

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Dish out the $4 bucks more and grab some Sephora Eye Makeup Remover or just go nuts and buy a bottle of Lancome Bi-Facil! Your mascara will thank you for it at the end of a long night!

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