October 30, 2007

Your Resource for Japanese Cosmetic Reviews

I’ve been meaning to get to this for ages and never had a chance!

If you’re by chance looking for a review on older or new Japanese Cosmetics I’ll tell you my #1 resource to find out if I should or shouldn’t purchase an item!

You’re thinking I’m going to recommend you visit Rouge Deluxe but actually I’m not. Now I visit my lovely, sweet, gorgeous friend Iris at Rouge Deluxe obsessively 5 times or more a day ( Hey I’m her biggest fan!)!

But when I’m seeking out a review on Japanese products I must deem Kathi the Queen of reviews. You probably know her from Cozy or you probably know her from MUA. She’s an absolute walking encyclopedia for all good things Japanese!

With that said I recommend you have a visit with her and go through her archives of over 200 cosmetics that she’s used, taken photos of, and reviewed (I find myself drooling whenever I go back to some of her older reviews)!

If you’re an MUA member you can check here out by clicking here.

If you’re not an MUA member you’ll have to become a member to read the reviews 🙂 Being an MUA member has it’s benefits and it’s well worth your time as it’s a good source of cosmetic information!

Kathi’s a sweetie and a wonderful girl and takes time out of her busy schedule to do some incredible reviews! I dunno what I’d do without her!

So an Ode to Kathi and her great reviews on MUA!

Thanks for making the world of Japanese Cosmetics all the more brighter my friend!

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October 30, 2007

Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy Scrub

Oh my!

After telling you all about the virtues of Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy in a previous post I’m excited to tell you that the line has been extended to a salt scrub!

Philosophy Sugar Plum Fairy Body Scrub

Wahoo!

This scurb is a Nordstrom Exclusive and available for purchase now! The scrub is $25 which is a good deal as they are heavy duty jars full of yummie scrub to make your rough bits nice and soft!

I just purchased Senorita Margarita scrub for a dear friend as a gift and this I believe would make a very nice Christmas pressie if she ends up loving the scrub!

You can purchase your Sugar Plum Fairy by clicking your way over to Nordies! It’s in the Muse’s cart already!

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October 30, 2007

Sephora Enchanted Eye Palettes

I’m doodling around making my wish list for the Sephora Friends and Family Event and I think I’m kinda sorta wanting the new Sephora Enchanted Eye Palettes.

Sephora Purple Enchanted Eye Palette as seen on Sephora.com

Sephora Gold Enchanted Eye Palette as seen on Sephora.com

These are $26 each and include eight different textured shades of shadow (most shimmer! Yay the Muse loves her shimmery shadows!) in a slick compact. Two color options are available for these and they are Gold and Purple.

After discount they’ll be about $21 so not a bad deal eh?

I had mentioned these in my previous post and they hadn’t been listed on site yet but they are up and now available for sale 😉

Count the Muse curious about these little palettes!

Want ’em? Need ’em? Waste of Money?
Tell the Muse all about it!

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October 30, 2007

Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer Review

One of favorite companies, Kose, has some great brand branch offs that I adore. Kose, like Kanebo, is made up of several companies that make some wonderful high end cosmetics.

Some of these companies you may be familiar with they consist of Visee, Fasio, Beaute de Kose and one that I’ll be discussing today, Esprique Precious.

Esprique Precious has a great line up of various cosmetic items and the one I’ll be reviewing today is the Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer Pearls.

These pearls quite remind me of Guerlain’s Meteorites at a fraction of the cost. These come in two color variations 01 and 02. 01 is the color I have and I’m currently wanting 02. 01 is a sheer, shimmering, iridescent powder while 02 appears to have a bit of color to it and almost a bronze look!

The brush the pearls come with is very soft and full and it offers a nice area of coverage on your cheekbones and face when applying plus no shedding which is a pet peeve of mine 😉

I give these quite a good, solid review and recommendation they work fantastic at lightening up your face and giving a soft, dewy glow after blush application or you can always use these on a fresh bare face for a bit of a soft, light to your cheeks!

When you run the brush across these you don’t pick up a ton of powder which pleases me as I hate the messy application I sometimes run into when using Meteorites and the loads of powder one stroke of my brush comes up with! With the Illuminate Nuancer pearls I end up with a very fine layer of powder that I can stroke on gently and not end up with tons of fall out!

If you’re fair skinned these will work wonderfully at making your cheeks glow, if you’re medium skin they will give your skin a dewy look, and I assume if you’re a bit of a dark skin tone you’d notice a bit of a shine to your face (a nice shine).

The shimmer isn’t insane in this powder so no worries about looking like you have a ton of glitter on your face. It’s just a very fine shimmer that all mixes well with the iridescence of the powder to create a glowing look!

I personally use mine as a sort of finishing powder to complete a look. After blush application I apply a quick stroke or two of this and I’m looking pretty and bright! It does a good job of waking my face up and I like to stroke some under my eyes which makes me look like I had quite a few hours of sleep when in reality I haven’t!

For the life of me I can’t remember where I purchased these. It could be JpMon! But I will give you a rundown where you can purchase them!

Adam Beauty has these in both colors for $29 plus reasonable shippings costs.
JPmon has these for $36 plus shipping costs.

These have become a must have in my morning makeup routine! I recommend grabbing some for yourself and giving them a whirl! They are most definitely Muse approved!

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October 30, 2007

Sephora Friends and Family Discount Rumors

Hello Pretties.

Just a little update on the Friends and Family front.

From what I am seeing the sale may begin November 3rd and the discount code might be FF2007.

These are all rumors of course so we’ll have to see!

I’ll keep you posted with details as I see/hear them!

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