Posts From August 2007

Lemming

A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

Originally coined in the alt.fashion newsgroup (I’m old enough to remember those boards and wise enough not to admit it) in the late 90s, the term has permeated numerous beauty boards/forums/sites.

May be used as a noun or verb. May apply to the buyer but more commonly to the item of desire.

A flemming is a fledgeling lemming.

Example:

What makeup items are on your current lemming list?

I am totally lemming the entire upcoming MAC collection!

Source: Urban Dictionary

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Up Ahead, A Look Into the Future of MuseMedia

Here’s a little sneak peak at what’s up ahead for blog updates!

-Staple Brush Video Blog
So many people ask me about my brush collection, which brushes are best, which are my staple brushes, which are used for what part of my eye area, etc….I’ll be doing a video blog about this very shortly which will include all the brushes I own, ones I absolutely can’t live without, and where I use them on my eyes and face!

-FOTD’s
Few people have expressed how much they miss my Face of the Day pictures! I’ve been a bit remiss in adding any new ones up! My cam whoring days have been bleak as I find myself always late in the morning to do them! I’ll be adding new pictures up soon! Anyone who asked for a particular palette FOTD please know I haven’t forgotten and will of course get to them!

-Japanese Cosmetic Buying Guide
The guides for Japanese Cosmetics are coming along very well and I hope to have part two up very shortly for your viewing pleasure!

-Questions, Answers, Recommendations
I get ALOT of messages on youTube, via e-mail, etc..asking me questions about application, questions about cosmetics, and general questions about recommendations for certain products! I’d love to open a section up just for general questions, answers, and recs! That’ll be something I’ll be doing soon!

-A Cosmetic Junkie Forum
I’m currently working on opening up a forum because I truly believe that all good cosmetic junkies should have a place to conjugate and get into trouble icon smile There are many forums for makeup junkies already out there but the general idea of having my own where I can do reviews, FOTD’s, etc..is really appealing to me! That’s something I am currently working on!

-Videos
More Musemedia videos are in the works! Youtube doesn’t like me to babble much and I’m cut down to speaking for 10 minutes at a time! I’m currently looking into uploading the videos and serving them to you in a better format, recorded with my MiniDV, and served from my own server! This means better quality for you, faster loading times, and longer videos (I won’t need to have several videos floating around at once when I can just have one long video). As I work on this I’ll continue to use Google Video and Youtube as the main home for Musemedia Video Blogs!

-Your Content!
Their is NOTHING I love more than hearing from other people, seeing their FOTD’s, listening to their reviews on products, seeing their hauls, stashes of makeup, etc….I’ll be doing blogs asking for content soon from everyone! I’d love to have a weekly submission of pictures, reviews, etc…from the readers!

I think that’s about all I have in the works now and plenty of it will keep me busy! Thanks to everyone for stopping by and reading my absolute insanity! The numbers can’t lie as I’ve had a steady stream (little miss show off here hehe) of 415-450 visitors a day and quite a few spurts of over 1000 last week! icon eek

I can’t thank everyone enough for visiting me here! It’s truly a passion and I adore sharing it with each and every one of my fellow cosmetic whores and general junkies!

Cheers to us!

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Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow

Hmmmmmmm now here’s something I can finally get excited about this Fall! Lorac has three new baked eyeshadow that promises I’ll shine like a super star if I buy them (I don’t really need these as I already am quite a star as is! I’m joking! I’m joking! No one throw any tomatoes please!).

The three colors are Evening Star (a blue trio), Rising Star (a green trio), and Shining Star (a bronze trio). These are all limited edition and $24 each!

Bit pricey for a trio but if they are contain as much sparkle and shimmer as they promise it’ll be worth it!

They are on my wish list!

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Stashes and Storage

PJ from A Touch of Blusher sent me this fantastic link!

I adore seeing how other people store products and just generally like to see what they have in their stashes! Dunno if this makes me nosy or curious!

This blog has some great pictures of vanities, stashes, and storage! When I view other girls stashes (why does that somehow sound perverted?!) I feel less lonely in my cosmetic ocean (without a life vest)!

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Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge Review

Lavshuca introduced several colors of it’s newest gloss, Color Conc Rogue, for it’s Fall 2007 Collection (I googled pictures of the newest collection but all I get are some weird model advertising Lavshuca who is this girl and where’s Puffy damnit!)

I purchased four of the ten colors. When I first got wind of these I was over the moon because hey I love gloss! Gloss is good. Gloss is nice. Gloss makes me (and my lips) happy! Um..ya..anyway….At the time I was seriously going to go ahead and purchase all ten of the colors because we established already I’m that kinda diseased about cosmetics icon wink

I’m glad I went with four because I have to give Color Conc Rouge a bit of a bad review! Sad sighs all around!

I’ve tried to love this, I’ve tried to even like it. I’ve used two of the four colors so far and they just don’t do anything for me! It’s sadly lacking any “wow”!

The general idea of the gloss is it’s supposed to act as a lipstick and a gloss all in one but that sadly doesn’t really work. The texture is like any gloss you might have about. It’s pretty thick, pretty slick but it doesn’t glide. The glide is non existent (if you know gloss you know what I mean). I’m trying to firgure out exactly why it has no glide, I’m not entirely sure if it’s the actual gloss or the applicator! The applicator is just a hard plastic piece with no sponge at the end so you are basically trying to apply gloss using the end of a tiny, hard piece of plastic! The gloss it self feels ok on, not tacky and not too sticky but just about right. However, it has no lasting power. Application may last you 30 minutes if you’re lucky! Again, as almost all Japanese brands, it’s unflavored! Overall it’s just sadly lacking!

On the plus side the packaging is adorable which is cause for some excitement but the actual product inside leaves much to be desired! The colors are quite gorgeous but what’s color if it doesn’t apply correctly.

Lavshuca has some hit or miss products and this is sadly a miss for me! Of course I’m happy to have these in my collection but I can only offer it an ok rating.

Save your pennies, buy something else!

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