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First MAC had Barbie, then Hello Kitty. Stila, not to be outdone, roped in the doll of every girls’ dreams and made Barbie love Stila.

Too Faced cosmetics, running out of cartoon icons (probably), has roped in the blue wonder girl that was created to cause friction in the company of 99 little blue men – Smurfette! She is one female living in a village of 99 males – go figure 😉

I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw the Too Faced So Smurfy collection. They had to be kidding right? Right?! I mean Smurfette is BLUE! She’s a SMURF! If you don’t remember the Smurfs, you are way too young LOL…

This is the Too Faced So Smurfy Illumination Face Powder ($26) with a pretty good likeness of Smurfette on it.

Too Faced So Smurfy

And there’s even an eyeshadow quad too ($32.50). Barbie, Hello Kitty, Smurfs… can someone tell me if makeup is just for kids now?

Happy weekend and stay beautiful everyone!
Paris B


When I saw pictures of the upcoming Stila Precious Pearl palette, I found my interest in Stila rekindled. Then, I got wind of the Barbie loves Stila collection and my first thought was “WHY STILA WHY?!”

Barbie loves Stila

I don’t think much of the colour combinations for the eye and face palettes although Pony Tail Girl Barbie’s palette looks like a workable combo; and I guess I don’t like dolls or cartoons on my makeup.

First MAC partnered with Barbie and now Stila! Right when MAC is launching the MAC-Hello Kitty collection too. Is there like some cuteness overload competition going on, or is the target market for MAC and Stila getting younger and younger… way into the Barbie set??

You know those tin cans? Stila used to make them for their counters with the old Stila girl drawings on them, and they were never for sale. It was a feather in your cap if you managed to score one or if you spent enough at a Stila counter to persuade the sales person to give you one 😛 They were going on ebay for hundreds at one point! Those however were whimsical and sweet. I don’t like these nor the new ones – the Stila girl is just not the same anymore.

Stila is selling each combination as a set for US$40 commencing February 2009. The sets specially sold on Sephora are already sold out so yes, there are people loving this a whole lot more than I am! There is also a Barbie talking palette ($40) in this collection. I don’t know if we are getting these (we probably would) but expect it to cost RM200 and up. Oh and did I mention they are limited edition?

Now, tell me – what do you think of this Stila-Barbie collection? You already know my thoughts 😛

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Stay beautiful,

Paris B


I must admit I’m a lazy sort of person. I’m even too lazy to use an eye cream most of the time. In fact, a while ago, I actually pondered upon whether one really needs an eye cream. At that time, and until recently, I wasn’t using any specific cream for the eye area. I just never felt the need to.

Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel

However, due to some bad nights I noticed that my eye area was slightly puffy and had dark circles which made me look like a close cousin of a panda. So, I picked up the Mukti Organics Rosehip eye gel to try, pretty much on a whim.

What I found was that the Mukti  eye gel was working well for me. The texture of the eye gel is light and it absorbs quickly. You only need very very little and so a bottle goes a long long way. I would however hesitate to call it a “gel” because it looks and feels like a light cream.

As Mukti Organics prides themselves on being fully certified organic, their product comes in an air-tight pump bottle. Good and bad. Good because it keeps the product untainted by air; bad because you can’t tell how much product is left in the bottle. Also, the nozzle sometimes gets a little stuck when an air bubble hits, but Mukti has anticipated that so there are instructions in the box telling you what to do when you encounter this. I just keep pumping till something gives 😛 Sometimes also, the nozzle is blocked by the dried residue of the gel. It bothers me because I’m wondering just how much gel I will waste in time!

According to the Mukti site, the “Vitamins and gel based formula will assist to sooth puffy, tired eyes. Firms and tones the skin around the delicate eye area.” and after 1 month, it was time to check the results.

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