Stila Look Book Palette Review

A few months ago when I purchased my lot of Novel Twist from MAC I decided to wander into Sephora where I came across two Stila palettes that I fell in love with and purchased!

It had been a while since I had seen the Stila girls on any packaging so upon seeing it pretty much sold me without even peeking inside either palette to see the colors (Sometimes packaging is all it takes for a general cosmetic junkie to get excited!).

The Look Books are a $40 package which include everything you need to create the perfect face. You get three shadows, one blush, and a Stila IT Gloss.

Not a bad deal in my opinion.

After getting these home I wandered onto Sephora’s website and came across two MORE Look Books! So altogether four were released! After that I quickly e-mailed my fellow Stila addict Iris and explained that these were available did she want them to which she replied that Japan had already gotten them! Oh well so much for sharing the love with my good bud (damn US we’re always behind in everything!).

A few months pasted and my obsession with obtaining the other two books was pushed towards the back burner while I pursued the Holiday Collections I was so desperately wanting!

When Sephora’s Friend and Family Discount rolled around I remembered that my little Wish List had contained the other two books I hadn’t previously gotten so they quickly ended up in my cart! Hey, 20% off sweetened the deal so I most definably wanted these while the saving was good (although they’ll be plenty of time in the summer to kick myself in the arse for paying the price I did when they’ll probably be available at the Stila Warehouse sale for like $5 each! *groan*)!

This is a rather long story isn’t it?

To the goods!

BEHOLD!!!!!!!!!!

Stila Look Books
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So as I was saying these are a total value. You’re getting full size shadows, blush, and a full size gloss (no minis here)!

Stila IT Glosses
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What more could a girl want (lots I know)?

There isn’t any creativity behind the names of these little palettes so they just basically range as Stila Look Book 1-4!

Stila Look Book 1 features a lovely brunette on the cover and inside we have some yummie delightful shades to work with! This palette comes with rose blush, heather, grace, and espresso eyeshadow and an IT Gloss in Smashing.

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Rose is your standard dusty rose color that will be flattering on most skin shades. Grace shadow is a lovely taupe beige color while Espresso contrasts this shade perfect and is a deeper brown! Mostly I think they are wanting you to use Espresso as a liner shade but I think you can safely get away with using it as a contrasting shadow by offsetting it with Grace. Grace is a shimmering shade while Espresso is a matte. Heather is a soft beige pink color that’ll be perfect for using as a wash of color all over the eye prepping it for the darker shades in the palette. And finally the gloss with this is Smashing which is a bright shimmering pink and seems quite out of place with the colors of the palette but hey the Muse never says no to pink gloss!

Look Book 2 comes with lame, oasis, and coin eyeshadow, tint blush, and enchanting IT Gloss. The Tint blush is nothing to write home about and it sadly looks like it may be lacking pigment (I haven’t tried it yet) but the shadows are yummie so that more than makes up for the blush! Lame shadow is a shimmering gold, Oasis is a shimmering pink, and Coin is a soft chocolate brown which is matte for the most part but does have tiny flecks of gold. Coin and Gold go well together but Oasis you may find a little difficult working into the look but with a little creativity you’re sure to create a great look with the colors! Enchanting gloss, out of all the palettes, is the one that I like the least. It’s pretty enough but it contains no shimmer the finish is more of a pearl which isn’t a favorite of mine. The color is a cross between a pink and a peach!

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Look Book 3 is another disappointment in the blush department. The blush included with this palette is Fade and it’s a bronze color and we all know how I feel about bronze! The only redeeming color in the entire palette is Shell shadow which is a shimmering dusty pink color. The other two shadows included are Puck and Dahlia. Puck is a gray brown color that isn’t all that exciting. Dahlia is a navy blue matte color which again does nothing to make me jump around! Sadly the entire palette is a mix up color combination if every I did see one and it’s going to take some hard work to come up with a good look using it. The redeeming factor would be the IT Gloss included in Sweet which is a rosy brown shimmer that’s very pretty!

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And finally Look Book 4 which has some very gorgeous colors and could be my favorite of the lot! This contains a blush called Heat which is a dusty rose color that’s very pretty and natural on! It also includes eyeshadows in icon, twig, and nude. Icon is a pretty peachy, brown, pink shimmer while Heat offsets this color and is a deep reddish brown shimmer and finally Icon which is a shimmering nude. All the colors in this palette just go great together plus none are matte which is a plus for me! The gloss is an odd choice for this look as it’s a peach shimmer but it’s beautiful and I’m positive I’ll find a look to use it with! The color of the gloss is called Inviting!

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Over all these have some great value for your buck as you’re getting 5 full size products plus cute packaging! If you’re a serious collector of Stila you’re going to want these badly! If you’re a casual shopper you may want to buy at least get one (might I suggest #4)! It’s alot of product for the $40 and a nice deal!

Of course if you happen to live in California the Muse highly recommends waiting for the blessed Stila Warehouse Sale!

These palettes are Muse Approved for purchase!

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Lancome Canada Cosmetics and Fragrances

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The lovely people at Lancome Canada have kindly asked me to submit a link to my site for them! And of course the Muse loves Lancome so she wouldn’t mind linking to them at all!

Since I know some of my readers are in Canada this may be a helpful link for YOU!

Online since 2001, www.lancome.ca offers Canadian women the ability to browse, experience personalized makeup and skincare consultations, and keep abreast of the latest beauty trends 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

My eyes do spy a Free Gift with Purchase for my Canadian friends! Click on over and shop! If you spend $65 or more you’ll get quite a nice lot goodies!

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Lush Perfume Party Details, Times, Dates, and Ordering Info

A special note from Katherine at Lush Mailorder NA!

Here’s the details for ordering the perfumes I had mentioned in my previous post!

Let me know what you get!

I’m only getting Bathos (Although I already have V I’m curious how this will be), Black Pearl, and Lily since I have stockpiles of Candy Fluff and Snowcake I’m skipping on those!

LUSH UK has invited LUSH NA to participate in their limited-edition fragrance round in conjunction with their IF Forum Party. We are still working out the details, but this is what we know so far:

WHAT
Six atomizer fragrances offered in 30ml/1.0 fl..oz. size (prices TBD).
1. Olive Branch $49.95
2. Candy Fluff $34.95
3. Snowcake $34.95
4. Lily $44.95
5. Black Pearl $39.95
6. Bathos $42.95

All prices are the same for CAD & USD

WHEN

International Forum Party
Friday, Nov. 30 — 9 am to 9 pm GMT (1 am – 1 pm PST)
Saturday, Dec. 1 – 9 am to 5 pm GMT (1 am – 1 pm PST)

LUSH NA Online Fragrance Sales www.lush.com/fragrances
Starts: Friday November 30th 1:00 am PST (to coincide with start of party in UK)
Ends: Saturday, December 1st 11:59 pm PST (so we can get started on the manufacturing…)

WHO
Open to all LUSH customers, but will only be promoted on the LUSH NA and LUSH UK Forums.

WHERE
To join the party, visit the LUSH UK website. If you are not a member already, we suggest you sign up well before the party starts.

OTHER STUFF
* All orders to be shipped to US or Canada must be placed through LUSH NA websites. (UK will not accept orders to be shipped to North America.)
* We don’t have a “ship date” yet. While we are certainly trying to get this order to you as quickly as possible, we do not know if we can get your order to you in time for Christmas or other holiday celebrations (details to come…).
* We will process your payment at the time your order is placed.
* Our current offer for Free Shipping with orders of $99 or more will apply to qualifying orders placed during this time.
* Ordering will be for these six fragrances only. It cannot be combined with any other order.
*No promo codes can be used during this event.
*More details to come. Check the website for details.

See you at the IF Forum Party!
The LUSH Team

A big thanks to Katherine at Mailorder NA for the details!

Just a note the link is NOT yet working and probably won’t work until the dates and times listed above! Remember that this is an NA order NOT a UK order as UK is not shipping to the US this year!

If you have any questions just let me know! I’m happy to help icon wink

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Pompous Blue and Moonflower FOTD

I’m working my aqua blues today!

What I Used:

Eyes
MAC Moonflower Eyeshadow
MAC Pompous Blue Eyeshadow
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Sparkling White
Bare Escentuals Peacock Glimmer
KATE Primer
KATE Gel Mascara

Face
NARS Blush in Angelika

Lips
mark KissInk Lip Marker in Red Siren
Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Sparkling Lip Gloss in Gem

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Lush NA and UK Perfume Party

For about two or three years now the UK “surprises” (I use surprise loosely because we know it’s coming before it’s even announced!) Lush lovers far and wide with perfumes.

Each year the lovely Hilary from Lush UK Mail Order ventures onto her soapbox on the UK Forum and asks everyone to vote on a few scents they’d like made into perfumes.

This year like any other year Hilary has again promised the delights of Lush perfume!

This is normally a UK event only and if you want to partake of the bounty of Lush perfume you have to pay a rather obscene amount of money for shipping!

But I’m happy to report that this year Hilary has worked with Lush NA and both UK and NA are having a perfume party!

Here’s what Hilary posted on the UK Forum

Posted:27/11/2007 10:29:13

Woo Hooooo !! Finally, I can give you news about our little ol’ fragrance round ! After begging our overstretched Fragrance Room, they have agreed to do 6 fragrances for us again this year. Everything has been checked out ,scrutinized and costed – and we are able to offer the following:

Candy Fluff 30ml £17.50
Olive Branch 30ml £24.50
Snowcake 30ml £17.25
Black Pearl 30ml £ 19.50
Bathos 30ml £21.25
Lily 30ml £22.50

They will be on sale by telephone only by phoning our Mail Order room. The sale will be: Friday 29th Nov 9am – 9 pm Saturday 30th Nov 9am – 5 pm Once the phone lines are closed, we will add up the orders and will make the stock. We hope to begin despatching it by 12th Dec. No orders will be taken by UK Mail Order for fragrances for delivery to USA or Canada. Instead – US and Canadian residents can order the fragrances directly from NA Mail Order – who will mail your fragrance out to you from them. ( Please refer to the NA Forum for details of the sale, prices and shipping – as this is being organised from there and not the UK, so we will not know the precise details ) There will be an online Party On Friday, whilst the phones are open. Staff from the NA business will be joining us online to take part in the fun and chat. This is a party that is going to span the pond !!! So set aside time in your diary to join us in The Salon section of the International Forum – where there will be chat, competitions, prizes and chaos. Post and Packaging for the UK is FREE. Rest of World – Spend over £150 and post and packaging is half price

P.S If there are any NA forum folk reading this at the moment – there are no ordering details or prices confirmed for you yet. Poor old Stibbsy has been chasing us every day to get the info he needs in order to organise things his end – but we were still trying to confirm our side of things so couldn’t give the info needed. Everything is now ready – but with Vancouver 8 hours behind us – he is probably still in bed ( and having nightmares about having to organise all of his stuff with only about 24 hours to go !! ) So please bear with us – the Stibbsy will be up and at it soon, and all the details you need will be online as soon as he can humanly manage it. He is very keen – so I know he will not be hanging around !!

(Hilary your spelling is bloody awful but I still love you!)

Over the course of the years I’ve been collecting Lush I’ve scored all their perfumes and I will tell you that this is a very, very, very, extremely, very special event that is well worth your cash!

Lush perfumes are potent, strong, lingering and gorgeous!

Snowcake hasn’t been made in a perfume in about 2 years now and many people are falling over themselves to score a bottle!

The list is compiled of three scents that have already been made and three scents that are brand new!

Candy Fluff
Olive Branch
Snowcake
Black Pearl
Bathos
Lily

Candy Fluff and Olive Branch were made for last year’s perfume round while Snowcake was made for the perfume round prior. Black Pearl, Bathos, and Lily (aka Ghost) are brand new and have never been made before! Black Pearl is sure to be a major hit as the much beloved bath bomb is no longer made as of this past year!

This event is happening this Friday from what I understand so as soon as I know further information I’ll post it here!

These will make wonderful gifts for any Lush lover in your life or yourself! I can’t begin to describe how truly wonderful they are!

I’m not partaking of the NA round as I prefer my Lush from the UK so I’m having a friend do my purchasing for me as UK is NOT shipping to the US this year because it’s caused too many problems in the past with bottles breaking, spilling, etc….

If you’re strongly keen on getting these from the UK, like me, I’d suggest stepping onto MUA and asking a fellow Brit if they might purchase them for you and ship them over!

If you live in Europe they may have a chance of ordering from UK just e-mail them prior to Friday asking about whether they’ll ship to your location!

My friends in Asia you may have to see if someone can CP you some so start checking with friends or fellow MUAer’s if you’re interested in scoring these!

Or you can get them from Lush NA by calling mail order on Friday if you’re within the US!

As soon as I know the prices and the details for Lush NA I’ll most definately share!

A big thanks to Hilary for always making the holidays extra special by doing these great things!

Some of my Collection of Perfumes from the Last Few Years
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Silky Underwear, Sakura, and a VERY RARE Flower Market Perfume
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Potion! One of the Muse’s favorites! (Smells like Holiday aka Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar)
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A very handsome Simon (this image does nothing for his looks hehe), Mark’s Contantine’s son, on a label of Snowcake!
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Snowcake and Candy Fluff Perfume
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