What’s this I see?
Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Balm! Ok, you convinced me, I wants it!
These little guys are pure perfection however one minor problem, they are only available in three shades.
But oh well I have my eye on one color so far! Three shades are available which are Copper Diamond, Crystal Diamond, and Pink Crystal.
I’m liking the look of Copper Diamond! Guess I better head over to Nordies to have a peek!
On a side note, stay tuned as later today I am bringing you an exclusive review of the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection! Finally! Yay!
Seen these little pots of balm?
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Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Corrector Concealer Review
Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection Review
Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection (Review Coming Later Today….)
Big applause Sephora! It’s nice to see you extending your very popular Lash Stash to include a slew of new mascaras, the Muse Approves!
Early July, Sephora released it’s first version of The Lash Stash Set for $28 USD which included seven samples of mini mascaras. After the math each mascara worked out to $4 USD each which was a rather awesome price and ideal for trying out several different mascaras before committing yourself to a single full size at prices ranging from $17-$28 USD.
The price went up slightly with the brand new version released recently however the actual cost per mascara went down. The current deal features ten mascaras at the price of $35 USD which works out to $3.50 USD per a mascara.
The kit includes mini versions of the following mascaras:
Smashbox Bionic Mascara
Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
Vincent Longo The Curl mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
DuWop Lash Venom Mascara
Korres Deep Colour Mascara
Cargo Texas Lash Mascara
If the list above is anything to go by they covered quite a few brands of mascara in the kit!
If you’re the type of person who can’t make up their mind and wants it all then this kit would be for you or if you’re wanting to try out a few mascara before making the commitment to one then, again, this would be an ideal item to purchase!
All in all a rather great little kit!
The Muse likey!
Brought the previous Sephora Lash Stash?
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Previous version of Sephora Lash Stash
Fairy Drops Mascara Review
Estee Lauder TurboLash Mascara Review
Lorac Visual Effects Mascara Review
Meet my new holy grail mascara, Dior Iconic Mascara!
The Muse loves it and tells it as such when she whispers sweet nothings in it’s ear about how fabulous it truly is! I’m quite pleased with Dior Iconic Mascara after using it for the past month or more. I got this when it was originally released but so many reviews popped up around that time I felt like it would be such a snore to read review after review after review about the same product!
So…your Muse waited a little while and here she is to spread the good word about Dior Iconic Mascara.
I love all these new plastic applicators that are popping up across the mascara board and Iconic takes on a great new applicator that creates beautiful curl while defining lashes and lengthening! Mascaras like Dior Iconic should be hauled like it’s the end of the world as they have that uncanny ability to create amazingly long lashes while keeping a natural appearance! That’s one of the main things I loved about Iconic!
Although this creates amazingly long lashes while giving the illusion of wearing falsies it still manages to look very natural on as if you’re not wearing mascara at all. The effect is a feathering look that’s beautiful, soft, fresh, and most important, long! The applicator is reminiscent of a curling hair brush and is the key to creating curling lashes. Simply twirl the brush as you apply the mascara and it pulls lashes upwards and out while creating volume, lenght, and definition. I do recommend it for Asian lashes as well or those who have short, stubbier lashes as the brush gently pulls outwards while curling upwards and the formula doesn’t create a clumpy mess!
The formula is not thick but very light which could account for the clump free application. Although light that doesn’t take away from the ability for the mascara to last all day and well into the evening without smudging, flaking or causing general raccoon eye drama! If anything it’s actually really difficult to remove without a proper eye makeup remover! Fantastically long wearing to say the least!
I think Dior Iconic covers pretty much all the things we seek in a fabulous mascara and has us well covered for long, beautiful lashes! I highly recommend nabbing one of these for yourself as it truly delivers on all it’s promises!
The Muse loves it and approves it for purchase!
Tried it already?
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Dior Concealer Palette Review
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen Review
Dior Summer Collection 2008: Dior Addict Gloss Review
Dior Spring Collection 2008 Review
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick Review
“I Love Dior” Deluxe Holiday Palette 2007
Santa, baby, can you please fill my Christmas stocking with Lambie goodies from Bath and Body Works?
The Muse was really good this year…kinda….sorta..somewhat good…I was being ok…..alright I was naughty as hell but deal with it Santa!
The Muse sends kisses!
You don’t have to lie the census is already in, you guys freaking love Bath and Body Works Lambie line!
Go on admit it!
I got a gazillion e-mails about the Bath and Body Works Lambie line after I did my Bath and Body Works Holiday 2008 post last week and seriously who could blame you for being so interested in these sweet, warm, cuddly goodies!
I thought I’d bring a few more high resolution images your way to whet your appetite!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Blanket $35 USD WANT IT!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Socks $10 USD NEED IT!
Assorted Bath and Body Works Lambie Plushes $8 USD-$19.50 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Blanket and Sleep Mask GASP! HAVE TO HAVE IT!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Large Plush $19.50 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Shower Sponge $6 USD OMG! Lambie in my shower!
Bath and Body Works Lambie Sleep Mask $10 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Slippers $16 USD
Bath and Body Works Lambie Key Chain $4 USD Ooo she’d get dirty fast on my keys! Would have to find another place to put her!
The Muse has all the cutesy Lambie goodies on her wish list and she also happens to have a 20% Off coupon burning a mighty hole in her pocket…I think it’s time for a haul!
How about you?
Want any Bath and Body Works Lambie goodies?
Haul any last year?
Tell the Muse!
Bath and Body Works Holiday Collection 2008
Bath and Body Works Fall and Holiday Collection 2008
Bath and Body Works Lambie 2007
Bath and Body Works Goldie Disney Collection
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Spray Review
I do so admit all the pink from the Smashbox Holiday Collection entitled Rapture has gotten me completely excited and hyper!
I’m rolling around in happiness at the prospect of pink! What? I’m a chick, I dig pink, sue me.
No seriously I really am quite excited about the rather cute little quilted pink cases that a majority of Smashbox Rapture is coming in so happy in fact that I knew I had to have one for my very own!
In comes Smashbox Gift of Glow which includes a cute ribbon tie makeup clutch in, you guessed it, PINK that the Muse absolutely loves! The makeup case isn’t the only thing to get excited about though! This set includes some wonderful items to get you all sparkled up for the Holiday Season!
The case included with Smashbox Gift of Glow is a dual zip clutch style makeup bag with two loose pockets for storing makeup, brushes, etc….it closes up using two pink ribbons which you tie together. It’s pink and it’s quilted and it’s very Musey-like! Inside you’ll find all the perfect treats to makeup cheeks, lips, and face!
The kit includes a Smash Shadow Liner in Hollywood. This morning I used Hollywood as a liner however the formula is so smooth it’s claim of being a “shadow liner” is all truth. This will make an ideal base for shadows or used on it’s own it as shadow. The color is a bronzy brown with quite a fair bit of gold sparkle that looks wonderful paired up with gold shadows.
The kit also includes two brushes which are a liner brush and a baby buki brush. The baby buki brush is quite nice although it sheds a tiny little bit however after my second use I didn’t notice shedding so that’s a good sign! The liner brush is a full size brush with is unheard of as many Holiday gift sets take to creating mini or smaller versions of full size brushes however Smashbox generously tucked in this full size liner brush! The brush, in my opinion, is a little too large for lining eyes but it works a treat for working on the v of the eye and the lower lash line! It’s has pink handle which I absolutely adore of course! More Pink! YAY!
The kit includes a Smashbox lipgloss in Gilded which is a Shimmery Pale Gold however I do not have pictures of the gloss sadly! Sorry ’bout that!
And finally my favorite piece in the set is the Smashbox Flash Powder in Gold which can be used on face, eyes, or body! This morning I used this on my eyes as a shadow and lined with Hollywood! The two match up beautifully well. This is a finely milled, silky powder that gives a beautiful golden shimmer and highlight to the face without overdosing your cheeks in disco fever! It’s quite a subtle sparkle that’s perfect for the holidays! If you’re looking for an inexpensive option to Chanel’s new Poudre Precieuse Gold Highlighting Powder this could definately work well at a much nicer price!
Here are a few more swatches of Flash and Hollywood side by side:
The entire kit costs $49 USD and is well worth it considering a majority of the products included are full size items. Breaking down the cost including the bag would make each piece $8.10 USD.
To create my look below I used NARS Super Orgasm on my cheeks and highlighted my face with Smashbox Flash Powder for a bit of gold sparkle! On my eyes I used Smashbox Flash Powder and lined with Smashbox Shadow Liner in Hollywood. I completed the look using one of the glosses available in the Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Set (which I’ll be reviewing for you shortly!).
All in all I think that the Smashbox Gift of Glow offers a nice selection of goodies that will help us sparkle, shimmer, and shine for the Holiday Season! The set would make a beautiful gift for anyone who adores Smashbox Cosmetics or craves a bit of shimmer! The gift set has a reasonable price tag attached and includes a variety of items to create one or two complete holiday looks for the season!
The Muse likey!
You can get yours at Sephora or Smashbox Cosmetics!
Love the Smashbox Rapture Collection?
Lemming any of it?
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Further details about the Smashbox Rapture Collection
Further images from the Smashbox Rapture Collection
Smashbox Wicked Lovely Review and Swatches