Posts From September 2007
The Muse happened to scroll on over to Janice’s blog, the Queen of MAC in the Muse’s eyes.
And I’m gobsmacked!
Do have a peek and see for your very own eyes that Parrot may be making a reappearance soon!
*waits for the gasps and screams of excitement*
Alexander McQueen, a goddess in his own mind (and mine for that matter) brings to us a new MAC Collection.
Now you might be lemming this for several reasons such as the vibrant, eyepopping colors. The fact that’s it’s limited edition must also be tempting you and of course it has cute packaging details that also might put you in that “want” frame of mind.
But I think we can all be honest and admit that the reason we REALLY want the collection is for the coveted and long gone repromote of New Vegas Mineralize Skinfinish.
I can’t tell you how often I’ve searched on E-bay for a New Vegas and failed finding one that hadn’t hit the $60 or more mark upon auction end (Stereo Rose is another item I’ve failed miserably at locating for a price that didn’t include a contract for my first born child!)! The Muse sometimes has to give herself limits and purchasing a MSF for $60 or more dollars is one of her cut off points (however she has been known to sell an organ for parrot but that’s another story for another day)!
Well…girls…look no further New Vegas is back with a bang and we can all bow low to Alexander McQueen for it’s return!
Aside from the very exciting repromote of New Vegas I’d say we have quite a nice lot of goodies to look forward to with this collection and truly if you love awe inspiring shades this be the color story for you!
The colors look just perfect and not a doubt crosses my mine that they will be a nice little investment as well! These are bound to go up in price drastically after they are sold out so you can grab yourself a nice little piece of history here for it’s original, cheap price and next year you can laugh at all the n00bs who are searching their lemming out on E-bay and successfully finding ridiculously priced paint pots, MSF, and other yummie items from this color story! Although, the Muse highly recommends be nice and not laughing at the n00blets, after all, we were one ourselves at one time (as you can see the Muse has been playing far to much WoW and she’s reverted to leet speak! Do forgive her! She’ll be back to her beautified, non geeky self shortly. Well back to beautified not being geeky might not be possible!)!
The Muse says…GO YOU…GET TO THE STORE…and do purchase this collection! October 11th the Muse will bounce her way to her Nordie’s counter and give her monthly donation to the MAC counter so that she might have these wonderful, gorgeous goodies for her very own!
Alexander McQueen for MAC
Haunting – Sea green
Nile – Soft royal blue with white pearl
Pagan – Yellow lime green with yellow pearl
Masque – Rosy pink
Archtype – Light gold
Nothingless – Baby pink with white pearl
White Magic – White gold with yellow pearl
Black Karat – Black with gold pearl
Feline – Rich black
Jealous – Black with green pearl
Electro Sky – Royal intense blue
Pharaoh – Creamy yellow green
Otherworldly – Mid tone sea blue
New Vegas – Golden beige with bronze pearl
Update: The lovely Marina from Make Up Loves Me just asked me where I had gathered my info from! And let me share, dear readers, with you, where I get the great updates on color stories! If you happen to visit the Specktra forum a lovely lady by the name of Janice puts alot of heart and soul into keeping the masses updated on all good things MAC! This is where the Muse gathers all the best info about upcoming color stories!
You can visit Janice by clicking over to either the forum or her blog at Specktra Blog.
After much debate the Muse has decided to order the Smokey “V” Eye Kit from Bare Escentuals.
I really didn’t need or want the kit when I originally seen it pop up online at Sephora however I’ve changed my mind since seeing the “V” Brush in action.
I scoured around E-bay for the Brush and it looks like, at the moment, it’s going for anywhere between $14-22 USD. For that price I figured I might as well just dive in and buy the whole kit which is available on an E-bay auction for $29.99 plus free shipping or from Sephora for $32 (but then I’d have to pay taxes and shipping so E-bay seems a good idea!).
Ok…anyway…let’s get back to the brush!
The brush was intriguing when I first seen it but I wasn’t sure how exactly it was supposed to work. It basically resembles a fishtail and I was assuming that to apply you’d be dipping into your shadow and just using the brush in the outer corner of the eye where the area creates a “V” however since viewing a demo on QVC (which I am sad to say I am unable to locate for you to view) that’s not the case at all!
Photos of the brush that I nicked from E-bay
Ok so this might be hard to explain but basically to use the brush you’ll be dipping into your shadow or better yet coating both sides of the brush in whatever color you are using at the moment. After your brush is nicely coated in color you’ll be dragging the brush from the inner corner of the eye all the way outward to the V of your eye where you’ll proceed to twist the brush up slightly. The entire effect basically coats your crease and lower lash liner with color while avoiding your middle eye and lid area! The twist towards the end will emphasize the V area and create a more intense effect.
So..that sounds really complicated but I promise you when I seen how it was used I was really delighted and instantly in “want” mode!
The Muse has decided that she needs this kit and highly recommends scouring around E-bay for either the kit or to try to locate the brush at a decent price! It seems a really good tool to add to the beauty arsenal! All in all I’d say you’ll make good use of the shadow and glimmer that comes with the kit! They are perfect colors for the fall/winter and evening looks plus you end up with the nifty brush.
You might remember a few months ago I had gotten some Clio Eyeshadows that I really liked.
I was dead curious about the entire line so I googled a little and came across the website for Clio. Upon viewing the website I fell in love with just about everything the line offers as the items are so damn cute!
Of course when it’s cute that normally means it’s some sort of Asian cosmetic that the Muse will have a hard time getting her hands on! *sad sigh*
Lucky enough the Muse happens to have friends in high places (sort of, kinda) and she ended up nabbing two of the Clio Blushes that were extremely difficult to locate here in the US!
I must say these are everything the Muse wants in a MAC Skinfinish! They are silky, smooth, and pigmented! MAC Skinfinish are amazing but I’d love a bit more color to some of them, that, is in fact, where Clio picks up the bag. Clio Blushes give a gorgeous wash of color on the cheeks that looks amazingly natural and just downright pretty! The brushes they come with are very soft, no shedding, and nicely rounded and large for good coverage!
I ended up getting two of these FINE blushes and I wish I could have gotten the other colors! If you have access do pick up a few of these as they are fantastic!
I love the Clio eyeshadows I’ve purchased prior to this but I must say they out did themselves on the blushes!
Now..solving the problem of locating Clio stateside…hmmmmmmm……….
Love samples? Love trying new things?
Imagine a box full of sample and full size products that you can enjoy at a low price.
Check out The Little Black Box for a fabulous box of goodies. For $23.50 you get a box full of interesting tidbits to try out! Cosmetics, Candles, and Bath and Body bits and bobs are only some of what you’ll find in the box you order!
The Little Black Box is on sale monthly and each month is a great time to experience new goodies! It’s an awesome way to discover interesting new shops on the internet that you may never have thought of trying before!
The next box is on sale October 19th and includes samples (and if you’re lucky full size items) from over 35 online shops!
The Muse loves the idea of a big old sample box of goodies! She can’t wait to order her box!