February 7, 2008

First Impressions: Paul & Joe X Disney Collection

I need to relax. What better way to relax then to blog?

Japanese Spring Collection week continues with the eagerly anticipated X Disney Collection! I blogged about this Collection not so long ago in a prior post (Click for details!) and soon after I knew I had to have the entire set!

How freaking cute is the packaging on this? My god I’m in love!

The collection consists of a lip treatment, handcream, and face powders.

My favorite of the collection are the two face powders! The packaging is like Guerlain’s Meteorites but a tiny bit smaller in size. I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of powder beads inside but the packaging, quality, and pigment of the product make up for it!

The powders come in two shades one of which is a beautiful pink! The packaging on the pink shade features Flower, the lovable skunk from Bambi! Awwww! These come with a cute powder puff with ribbon which really makes me love it even more for the girlish Victorian factor! I can’t help myself I love cute cosmetics! Don’t you!?

The pink is a beautiful shade and can be worn alone if you so desire or used as a highlighter. The color is pigmented enough that you can easily get away with using it as a blush! I guess the puff isn’t a conventional way of applying but it works well enough for dotting onto your cheeks! I used some of this last night but decided to use my #187 to pick up the color! It worked a treat because the #187 didn’t become saturated with color it just picked up enough to highlight my chubby cheeks hehe!

The peach color features Bambi on the box! Oh my god so cute! I wanna lick the box! My favorite is Flower but I love Bambi just as much! The peach does remind me of the Jill Stuart Blush in 05 Orange Blush (Click here to see the color) and I found it a bit chalky in comparison to the silky texture of the pink. However, it needs to be tested a bit more prior to making my final decision! Like the pink it’s nicely pigmented to use as a blush or a highlighter! Yet again a disappointing amount of product but hey we got the cute packaging right? Right!

The other two items in the set were a handcream and a lip treatment. The handcream is a lovely cooling, moisturizing orange scented cream for your hands. Nothing really special here but the packaging does include Lady from Lady and the Tramp!

The lip treatment is quite yummie tasting but don’t be fooled into thinking it’ll be good for use with lipstick or as a glossy finish for your lips. This is a lip treatment so it’s good to moisturize but doesn’t leave your lips glossy or shiny! It’s most definately not good for use over lipsticks either. The packaging features sweet Marie from The AristoCats! Awwwwwwwwww! I’m so in love. Did I mention that?

I can’t squeal enough about this collection! It’s so cute!

Overall, a job well done for Paul & Joe! A beautiful selection of very cute items!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • nilla cookie

    These are soo cute! I wonder if 12 is too early to start spoiling my cousin with beauty products. We’re all never too old for Disney! I heart Bambi!

  • (g)ezebel

    oh, man… i am such a sucker for cute packaging, and this collection is sooooo cute!!! *squeals with ya*

  • Kristy Q

    Hey Muse!

    OMG – this collection was so cute when I saw it online, but looking at your pics IT’S SO….CUTE! LOL.

    I love it! There’s only one store in my city (Vancouver) that carries P&J, but I doubt they have access to it. *sigh*

    Thanks for the post and all the info on Japanese cosmetics!

  • the Muse

    hi miss cookie!

    It’s never too early to start hehehe 😉

    Hell I’m definately never too old for bambi 😉

  • the Muse

    hi gez!

    Me to! AHHH! Love the packaging!

    I love it! Even if the product was crap I’d still have indulged for the packaging alone!

  • the Muse

    hey Kristy!

    Isn’t it!? I LOVE it! So sweet and girly!

    I dunno if they’ll get this Canada or US side but we can hope!!!!?

    Definitely check ebay maybe you can score! 😉

    You’re most welcome and thank YOU for visiting me here and commenting!

  • Vanessa

    Hey cutie! Awww thank you for your sweet comments this morning, you are just such a doll! Very sweet and down-to-earth!

    I love this packaging too! So cute!

  • Dalenna

    hey Muse, i’ve been looking into Paul & Joe eye glosses and lip pencils, but i just can’t find them around here. are they not available around here? i even went to the official website and still can’t figure it out. any clues? thanks so much!!!

  • Row

    Hi Sweets

    Guess what? Mine is LOST in the post! grrr Ihave to try and track it tomorrow. Its a gorgeous collection..

  • Mrs. Lynne

    *gasp* These are just tooooo cute!! This really made me smile girl 🙂

  • Sarah

    Hi Musey,

    I love your P&J post today! I have been lemming this collection since I saw it months ago. I am getting 2 of those lovely items CPed for me courtesy of the famous and fantastic Ms. Betsy. 🙂 *happy dances* I am so pleased by your reviews and pics I can’t wait to see my own goodies that are currently on thier way to me as I speak. (I will be getting the Flower powder and the Marie lip treatment). What adorable packaging! *faints from over excitement*

    Thanks for the wonderful post!



  • Haru

    Hey Izzy,

    you lucky girl, I can’t believe you managed to get the whole collection! It was sold out in less than a day so my friend had no luck getting it for me. It’s a shame there’s so little product in the face powders though. The attraction is all in the packaging, I guess. Enjoy your new lovelies!

  • Lovelymakeup

    They are so cute! It’s stuff like that, thats make me wanna move from sweden. lol

  • the Muse

    Hi ‘nes!

    You’re most welcome! You’re my blog crush girlie 😉

    *mwah* love ya!

    I love it too! I’m more in love with the packaging than the contents hehe!

  • the Muse

    Hey D!

    You’re in a Singapore right? They have Paul and Joe your side for sure! Or am I mistaken? I have a knack for forgetting where people are located!

    Let me know and I’ll ask to see where a counter is in your are 😉


  • the Muse

    hey rows!

    Man you have the worst luck with boxes lately! I hope it comes soon!!!!

    I can’t wait to hear your review of it!

  • the Muse

    Hi Sarah!

    I spoke to Bets and sent her the images and the first thing she said was Sarah’s gonna flip! Hehe!

    I can’t wait for you to get it! You better get your butt back here and tell me if you love it 😉

    Perfect selections 😉

    Hehe I was fainting, drooling, and panting when I got it too!

    You’re most welcome, thank you for your comment!

  • the Muse

    hey Iris!!!!

    I heard the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Within the first hour they had given out 500 slips! Sounds busy!

    I’m so so sorry 🙁 If you’d like to try some of the pearls or the handcream I can decant some for you 🙂

    Let me know!

    There isn’t alot at all in there! I was disappointed 🙁 If you use them daily they will quickly whittle away!

    As always I’m diseased enough to have purchased just for the packaging alone. So typical!

    Hugs love!

  • Ping.

    oh damn! the packaging is so cute! i hate this, I’m an easily influene by pakaging!!! haha

  • the Muse

    LOL me too Ping!

    It could be a crummy product and I’d still buy it if the packaging was sweet or pink or some such girly nonsense!

  • Dalenna

    Muse, no, i’m not in Singapore, i’m right here in Joursey, right next to you love. wave me a “hi” when you have time.


  • the Muse

    oh. my. freaking. god.

    I’m such an ass!?

    How did I NOT know that?!

    I’m waving! Can you see me?!

    Where in Jersey!? When are we meeting for shopping and lunch!?


  • the Muse

    wow I can’t believe I thought you were in ‘pore!

    Holy cow so close to me! Awesome!

    I have friends that live in Fort Lee and my dad loves to go to Elizabeth to shop at the Portuguese groceries so I’m always driving him there!

    Plus freaking Jersey Gardens! Shoppers Paradise 🙂

    Where iz you!?

  • Dalenna

    well…sadly, me is no where close to fort lee or elizabeth. me loves to go to fort lee meself as me’ve heard of some lovely japanese shopping center in fort lee where they have everything! *paradise* but, *sniffs* no, me is all the way here in tigers’-ton. so far away from civilization *sniff* come rescue me, Muse. save me!

    on another note, me would LOVE to meet up and have lunch with Muse. would the blog be okay though? me dun want to get murdered by readers for distracting Muse. me could always come to NYC to see Muse too. me’ve only been there a few times. know a good japanese place to eat? me thinks me’s gonna DIE of japanese food deprivation.

    *stomach growlings*

  • Allysia-May

    Hello Muse. Do you know any sites(that deliver worldwide and are written in English) where i can purchase the Chinese/Japanese cosmetics you’ve reviewed? I’m soo craving the Paul and Joe powder balls and also the Lunasol eye palletes…I live in a shithole so unfortunately purchases tend to be trips that are equivalent to delivery prices.

  • Emilee @ GMM

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

    All this P&J stuff is SUPER cute! I’m a sucker for packaging (hence why MAC gets a lot of my money lol), but it’s rather unfortunate that this is available in Singapore only (correct?)!

    Either way, everything looks beautiful and fun to use!

  • psychoexgirlfriend

    Muse, I’m horribly envious of you for being able to get your hands on the Disney collection! It’s just so pretty – especially the face powders. I thought the Bambi one would be my fav but your review of the Flower one makes me rethink. *crosses fingers that Canada get this*

  • the Muse

    Hey D!!!

    Fort Lee has some great shopping Japanese wise and some fantatic Japanese places to eat 😉

    LOL! I’m on my way mi’ lady 😉 I’ll be there shortly!

    God there are TONS of amazing places to eat Japanese in the city 😉 We need to get together for sure ;-)!

    Shopping and Japanese cuisine=nirvana!

    We need to arrange something. Right now I’m a bit busy but after my renewal season at my office I should be good to go 😉

  • the Muse

    hi Allysia-May!

    Sure Allysia. There are several. Sadly you won’t be able to get them at retail on some of these sites but at least you can get them 😉

    My top pick is http://www.adambeauty.com

    here are a few others:
    http://www.jpmon.com (not english but a tutorial is available on my blog)

    Each of these shops are great sources for Japanese brands and asian brands! Check out e-bay too and sometimes you can nab a deal or two!

    The lunasol palettes are a bit high when purchased online but I still think they are well worth the price!

    I hope this helps love! Sadly, I doubt you’ll be able to locate the Paul and Joe as it’s sold out Japan side but maybe you can get lucky! Good, good, good luck!


  • the Muse

    hi Emilee @ GMM!

    You’re most welcome! I love your blog!

    I know! I’m a super suck for packaging too 😉

    MAC gets too much of my money too!

    Not Singapore sadly just Japan! It was a Japanese exclusive.

    You never know it might pop up on E-bay!

    =) Thanks for your comment!

  • the Muse

    hi psychoexgirlfriend!

    Aw thanks! It’s very cute isn’t it? The packaging did me in!

    The flower one is my favorite. So CUTE!

    It’s exclusive to Japan so sadly it won’t come to Canada 🙁 I’m so sorry!

    But check e-bay, mua, etc..it might pop up online!

  • $teff XoXo

    omg i love bambi!!! haha why is there not of the disney coll on ebay. buuuu 🙁

  • the Muse

    hi there steff!

    me too 😉

    Sadly it was a very limited release in Japan only which accounts for it not popping up on ebay 🙁

    Thanks for the comment!

    Happy Monday!

  • elizabeth

    i really want this products can i still get hold of them??? i live in the uk but have family in the usa so i could buy it and get them to send it if me living in england is a problem many thanks

    • the Muse

      No Elizabeth. it was an LE a few years ago and available exclusively in Japan and later on in USA counters. However, it’s long gone and no longer available as far as I know.