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Pretty sweet deal
I just did an order at Dermstore for a few bits and used the code!
I love the Visee Jewel Crushed Eyes Palettes *happy sigh*! Click here to read more about these palettes!
I can’t wait for the new Spring line up! In celebration of the Spring Collection that’ll be popping up soon hopefully I decided to do a Visee Face of the Day!
What I Used:
Visee Jewel Crushed Eyes Palette in E2
Excel Single Eyeshadow in S2
Excel Highlighting Blush in G5
Bare Minerals Gold Gossamer
Too Faced Fat Kiss Gloss in Fat Candy
MAC Lipstick in Casanova
I snapped a few pictures of the Bath and Body Works Spring Collection Catalog for you guys! I’m sure some of you have already seen it but my lovely readers in Europe and Asia (sadly Bath and Body Works doesn’t extend to your area but you can always have a lovely mate in the US CP for you!) probably haven’t so here’s a little Sneak Peak at the Spring Collection!
Sadly no mention of any Temptations which really stinks as I do look forward to those (Read about prior Temptation line ups by clicking here and here). I think we might see one new one for Valentine’s Day like last year and soon after we’ll have a Summer Collection!
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008
These look fabulous! It’s Orange, Lime, And Raspberry Mentha Body Washes! Mmmm a minty fruity twist! I’m slightly, slightly wary of these as the regular Mentha Body Wash has a strange underlay scent that’s somewhat medicine like so I’m scared these might have that same type of bitterness! However, I am very curious about them! This includes matching glosses as well!
Available May 12th:
Body Washes $12 USD Each
Lipglosses $7.50 USD Each
Japanese Cherry Blossom is revamped with a new scent entitled Blushing Cherry Blossom. I’m not a big fan of the Japanese Cherry Blossom as it’s a bit too floral for me however they promise this will be blended with crisp citrus which sounds very intriguing!
Available April 21st:
Blushing Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette $19 USD
Blushing Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion $10 USD
The new Far East Escape Collection sounds lovely. The description on this says the ingredients include sake, rice bran oil, and green tea extract.
Available January 28th:
For Heaven’s Sake Oil to Cream Cleanser $15 USD
Rice to the Rescue Body Scrub $17.50 USD
Clean Karma Body Wash $13.50 USD
Mystic Silk Body Lotion $15 USD
Self Medicating Body Butter $15 USD
The signature collection also includes a new scent called Enchanted Orchid this too sounds lovely. I’m not big on floral but the scent of orchids is something I do like! This collection also includes a new product called Satin Veil!
Available March 3rd:
Enchanted Orchid Shower Gel $10 USD
Enchanted Orchid Body Butter $14 USD
Enchanted Orchid Satin Veil $14.50 USD
Enchanted Orchid Eau de Toilette $19 USD
Jill Stuart’s website has been updated a few weeks ago with the Spring Collection. I just got around to looking through the site today and I must say the Seductive Eye Palettes aren’t thrilling me over much. Of course my inner cosmetic demon is screaming at me to get them.
Seductive Eye Palette Colors
I was happy to see the model wearing one of the palettes as normally the models appear to be very natural in the eye area but they have really went all out with the current model and did her eyes up rather nicely using one of the palettes.
Along with the four new palettes they released a new Cheeky Blush color as well plus the perfume that I reviewed yesterday (Click here to see Jill Stuart’s Cheeky Blush Line and Click here to read my review on the perfume!).
Overall, it’s a very elegant, beautiful collection as always but I can’t help but be a little disappointed.
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I got myself a Shu curler this past Summer and every since after I haven’t gone back to another curler (read about the first time I became smitten with the Shu curler by clicking here!).
I’ve been through many curlers and none have worked as well as my Shu! But the Excel Spring Power Curler did tempt me with it’s allure of Limited Edition Pink Glitteryiness (is that even a word?).
When I seen it on the Sana website with the Excel Christmas Collection I knew I had to have it. It was cute, it was compact, and it had something important called “Spring Power”. My god it sure did sound amazing! I love Excel cosmetics so anything else this great brand puts out must be fantastic right? Wrong.
Where as the Shu is long, slick, and easy to handle the Excel is more compact which actually isn’t a problem at all. It fits very comfortably in my hand and my fingers slip right in, nice and snug in the handle. The size as far as I can see isn’t a problem at all and I was quite excited about how very tiny it was and how great it fit into my hand. This was surely a sign of wonderful things to come, sadly not! Now the beauty of the Shu curler is it fits the contour of my eye perfectly without pinching, tugging, or just general ouch! The Excel, to my horror, pinches like a lobster (I think I lost a few eyelashes somewhere along the way!!!!). Ow! It doesn’t fit well along the contour of my eye and it almost seems as if it isn’t catching all my lashes plus I have to sort of sit and maneuver it around my lashes and eye, I feel like I’m doing a puzzle and the piece isn’t fitting so I have to sit and jiggle it in. When I finally do have it fitted correctly to my eye and squeeze down I get a really harsh pinch! Ugh!
Now the entire idea of a spring back on the handle seemed interesting although I’ve figured out it’s somewhat pointless! When I use my Shu curler I hold down for a few and I’m ready! With the Excel the point of having a “springing” action in the handle seems just to make life more difficult. The urge of the handle to pop right back after making contact with your lashes is instant which leads to a problem of waiting a few for the curl to set in so to speak. If you curl your lashes you must know what I mean! Squeeze once and yes of course your lashes do curl up but the handle snaps back really quickly and holding it down is a bit tricky and tiresome due to the “spring”. I like to hold the curler down for a minute to let the curl set in a little bit. This is especially important if you’re using a curl keeper spray for your curler like I do (if you aren’t familiar with curl keeper it’s an Asian product, it’s not available in the US as far as I know, that you spray on your curler and it holds the curl of your lashes, almost like hairspray for your eyelashes).
My next gripe would be with the curler pad. It’s not a soft foam sadly. It’s more like a plastic piece and it’s hard and it hurts. I think the pinching not only comes from the fact that this isn’t fitting my eye correctly but also from the hardness of the pad!
Overall, if the promise of a spring powered curler and the delights of pink and glitter have blinded you and you felt the urge to purchase this I’d say you’re better off skipping. This is only cost me about 800 yen I believe so it didn’t break the bank too much! Take your money and buy a Shu curler you’ll be happier! If you’re planning on purchasing this I’ve seen it range from $12.50-$16 USD at Asian online shops so that indeed would be major money lost as at that price you can just buy a high end curler!
The weird thing is I believe this is a best seller for Sana but me it’s just money not spent too well!