Avon Spectra Lash Mascara Review

Last week the Muse was busy dialing Jenny’s number but she can stop all that now and dial the new Avon Spectra Lash Mascara up for a good time! It’s probably easier as Jenny hasn’t been answering since 1983, the Muse suspects she isn’t as hot as she once was.


You know you so want technology like this! Mascara with a built in dial that dials up to three to intensify your mascara experience. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are so cranky they didn’t come up with this incredible concept before Avon!


Supposedly Avon Spectra Lash dials up 8x fuller lashes with just three clicks, the Muse thinks it’s easier than dialing 867-5309, I’m kinda lazy, three numbers is easier than seven. The question remains does it work.

Ummm actually yes kinda it does! It’s a bit gimmicky yes but that doesn’t take away from the fact that’s it’s a decent mascara with a great price tag. Hello $6 USD mascara it’s good to meet you, let’s be BFF in this scary economy, I’ll even let you hold my hand!

So the gimmick would be the dial but technically speaking since the dial does sorta work maybe it’s not a gimmick. Dialing 1 will get you full lashes, dialing two gives you fuller lashes, and dialing three gets you oh my god fullest lashes. I’ve no idea the technical side of this innovative, crazy cool dial but I suspect by twisting the dial you’re compressing the tube somehow and it gets you more or less mascara on your brush which in turn creates the fuller or less fuller look to lashes. In simple terms the mascara simply adds more or less mascara to the brush to create fuller lashes.

The overall formula is quite good with a nice inky formula. It’s waterproof and has nice long wear. It doesn’t keep curl particularly well but it does a great job of creating fuller, longer, thicker lashes when dialed up to three. I prefer the mascara stay dialed to three for the best results as 1 and 2 give my lashes a rather whimpy look but dialed to three they look nice and plump. However, you do have to be careful as this setting puts quite an excess of product on the brush which could cause clumping when applied. Be sure to curl prior to use and brush on slowly at first to avoid a clumpy look. I took three photos so you can see the difference each time I used the mascara with a different dial. I also took photos of the brush dialed on different settings.


All in all I think for the price Avon Spectra Lash Mascara performs quite well. Available in four shades for a $6 USD price tag makes it a nice Beauty on a Budget purchase. It’s worth checking out for the price as it performs quite well plus you get the novelty of whipping it out of your purse and showing your friends how you can dial your mascara….whoa…the coolness is just too much for this Muse!

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Learn more about Avon Spectra Lash Mascara by visiting www.avon.com

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E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins


I’m not particularly excited about E.L.F Candy Shop Lip Tins, I just wanted an excuse to play this song.


Ok, maybe I am kinda sorta digging the fact that E.L.F has these cute little lip tins filled with candy flavored lip balm but I won’t approve of the $2 USD price tag! What the hell happened to dollar makeup? It’s not fair to charge inflated prices E.L.F! For shame!

Available in Coconut, Frosting, Mocha, Melon, Candy, Berry, and Cherry there’s a little something sweet for everyone.


Take a trip to E.L.F’s Candy Shop and snag a deal by purchasing one Candy Shop Tin and getting one at 50% off using promo code EGSPRAP. At least that’ll get you one for a dollar so you’ll feel better about the price.

Sweetness awaits you (or cheapness depending on how you look at it)!

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Stila Summer Collection 2009: Stila Bronze Collection


Stila coming at us this Summer with a slew of new items that are sure to please the sun lovers!

Jump ahead to read the details!

I’ve already introduced you to the Stila Indian Summer Collection (the lipglosses from this collection are stunning! Can’t wait to review for you guys!) for Summer 2009 and I’ve reviewed Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain as well. Today, I’ll introduce you to a few of the point items released with Stila Summer that will give you glowing bronze skin this season!

I’m quite excited about the Stila Bronze Collection even thought I’m not a fan of bronzers. The promise of a shimmering 24 Karat Gold finish makes me think of my great love of Urban Decay Half Baked Bronzer so I’m quite curious to try this line up. Sparkling gold and bronzer=likey very much!

Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer is infused with 24 Karat Gold for shimmering bronzed skin this season. Provides an SPF 15 for a beaming, flawless face. $32 USD


Stila Loose Mineral Bronzing Powder with 24 Karat Gold is a natural origin finishing powder to create warm skin with a simple dusting of powder! $34 USD


Also available is the old pressed bronzer powder. This is a new style palette but same great formula as the last release.


Even a Muse can be tempted by this selection of goodies…hey it promises 24 Karat Gold…I can dig that!

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Steals and Deals: Demeter Fragrance $6 USD


Sweet deals are afoot from Demeter! Jump ahead for the steal!

Victoria’s Secret has the Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Collection on sale for $5.99 USD each. They only have three of the five scents released with the collection but hey still a rather nice deal at the price.

I actually have the entire collection of Jelly Belly fragrances and they are some of Demeter’s best as they are nice and strong and a have a good throw.

If you purchase over $10 USD you can use code FA810465 to get $10 off your total order. If you break it down with shipping you can get all three scents for about $14 USD.

Sweet!

Go ahead and indulge by clicking below.

Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Sugar and Spice


Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Blueberry Muffin


Demeter Fragrance Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae

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Pink Beauty Cosmetics Review


The Muse loves veering off the well used cosmetic path and taking an adventure into something new and exciting. When she recently discovered Pink Beauty she knew it was something special!


Although the Muse is far from being a simple beauty girl she couldn’t help but fall deeply in love with Pink Beauty Cosmetics on first try. This luxury brand of cosmetic is known for its simple, effortless beauty with it’s array of user-friendly products that are all decked out in pretty pink packaging, what else would you expect from a brand named Pink Beauty right?

Part of Pink Beauty Cosmetics appeal is the simplicity of their products. Ease of use, pretty packaging, and interesting shades make for a truly unique makeup experience. Sometimes the Muse likes having less variety and more quality! Catering to Eyes, Lips, and Cheeks the entire line is based around simple yet pigmented shades of color to flatter many skin tones, a little something for everyone exists within this collection.

I tried out Pink Beauty’s Spring Collection which was utter simplicity at it’s best. I’d have never though to purchase any of these shades to pair up with each other and was slightly skeptical about the end result. Turns out I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover because three simple products, in three simple shades now make up one of my very favorite looks for the season ahead!

Pairing a smoky brown eye look with pretty pink cheeks and a stunning pop of fuchsia lip color created a chic, flirty look for Spring. As I said I’d have never paired brown shadow with a pink blush or a fuchsia lipstick for that matter but turns out how terribly wrong I was because the entire selection made my eyes brown eyes bigger, my cheeks flirty and fun, and my lips pouty and sweet! The products I used for my completed look will be sold as a kit soon from Pink Beauty but for now are available separately for purchase.


I started my look by using Pink Beauty Eye Shadow in Chi Chi on my eyes. I kept this simple by picking up color with my finger and smudging onto my eyes. I was all about simple so I didn’t even bother using a brush I simply smudged the color on my lids and I think this actually made the finish of the shadow even better. Chi Chi is a sable brown that looks quite gorgeous with my brown eyes. The formula is silky smooth and blends nicely. The shadow is buttery in formula so blending is an absolute breeze. The finish is satin and has a nice pigmentation for excellent color payoff.


I followed up with Pink Beauty Cream Radiance Rouge in Allure. If you’re a lover of Bobbi Brown Rouge Pots you’ll absolutely love these blushes as they have the same long wear formula as Bobbi’s version. This blush is going no where. Sweat-proof, water-proof, and tear-proof, this blush is staying on all day. Loves the long wear of it! The shade I tried was a pale nude shade of pink. On my cheeks it’s very natural and nude. If you’re a lover of natural blushes without alot of pop this one is a must try.


To complete my look I slicked on some Pink Beauty Luscious Lipshimmer Lipstick in Vi Vi. Pink Beauty has two finishes on it’s lipsticks one shimmer and one sheer. Of course, the Muse is all about the shimmer. Vi Vi is a soft fuchsia that has a fair bit of maroon to it. Pairing it with Chi Chi makes a rather interesting, unique effect as normally I’d go with a warmer shade of lipstick in this case but pairing pink with brown contrasted the simplicity of the brown with a pinch of pink. Nice! The lipstick formula is nice and glossy and glides on beautifully well, gloss is completely optional as it has a nice shine-like finish.


Pink Beauty Cosmetics is out to impress as when I got my package it was wrapped up in lovely pink tissue paper with a gorgeous little bow! I felt all special getting such a sweet little package to unwrap. All of the cosmetics from the brand are housed in girlish pink packaging which is sure to appeal to the package junkies who love sweet packaging (like me!).


Overall, the line is really quite a nice little stash of undiscovered goodness by many of you I’m sure. The Muse thinks it’s always nice to discover a little something new in makeup land! Pink Beauty offers a fresh take on the normal humdrum of cosmetics we are presented with daily. The line isn’t terribly extensive and I’m completely ok with that as I just can’t take too much selection lately as I’m awful at making up my mind about what I want. Forsaking a ton of product and having a decent amount of selection keeps Pink Beauty an interesting choice for hauling!

I was pretty impressed with the three items I tried and I’ll be back for more without question. I’m Muse Approving all three for purchase the quality was awesome and I loved the overall look I created using the products! Likey!

Pink Beauty Cosmetics can be located at www.pinkbeautycosmetics.com. They do ship within the US even though they are a Canadian company.

Pink Beauty extended a great little coupon to Muse readers! 20% Off your entire purchase using coupon code MUSE so go indulge in an item or two. I believe the coupon might also give you free shipping.

Tried Pink Beauty before?

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