Posts From October 2007
Victoria’s Secret always comes out with delightful gifts and this year is no exception!
I came across the Ultimate Sexy Set while browsing around Victoria’s Secret website. The set is $100 and it is well worth the price however the Muse highly recommends checking the website the week of Christmas and the day after Christmas to nab a huge deal on it! As we know everything is always cheaper AFTER Christmas and I have no doubt the set will go from $100 to $50 to $20 or lower in the days after Christmas and that’s a great time to cash in any gift certificates you may have gotten and nab yourself a nice little collection of yum!
Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Sexy Set
The set includes a lovely little black bag with “Angel” sequined across the front and inside it’s chock full of cosmetics!
Perfect Lipstick, Mosaic Blush, Lipgloss, Lip Plumper, Mosaic Bronzer, Mosaic Eyeshadow, Silky Eyeshadow, Mascara and more!
This is a pretty stocked tote of goodies!
If you HAVE to have it right now the Muse says use code GIVEVS and get $15 off your total which brings the Ultimate Sexy Set down to $85 or you can wait for the Semi-Annual sale like the Muse and maybe nab it for far, far less!
You may recall that the Muse’s wish list was updated with the Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection!
Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection
Now she happened to wander onto Nordstrom’s site a few weeks back and came across the Pure Platinum collection! Oh my! Diamonds, Diamonds, and more Diamonds!
Bare Escentuals Pure Platinum Collection A Nordstrom Exclusive
I was having quite a difficult time deciding between the two sets as they looked identical to each other but I’m happy to report (Thanks to the Muse’s friend and reader, Betsy) the two sets are very different!
Betsy’s been so kind as to share images from both her collections and we can see the difference between the two!
These images are taken by Betsy’s and you can see the gossamer powder that comes with these are vastly different! On the left hand side the Classic Rock gossamer powder comes in a white shimmering powder and on the right hand side you can see the Precious Platinum gossamer powder is a silver shimmering powder! Above the powders you can see the beautifully luminous lashes overcoat and mascara. This is a dual ended mascara that has black mascara on one side and the other side has the overcoat. You can see in the photos that the overcoat is completely different as well! One is white and one is silver!
Below are images of the shadows, glimmers, and blushes included in the kit! As you can see these are completely different colors as well!
The good news is that the sets are utterly different and gorgeous! I had originally wanted the Classic Rock Collection and when I seen the Pure Platinum that was on my list but I was somewhat confused if it was the same collection! I’m now utterly adding the Pure Platinum Collection to my wish list!
Thanks so much to Betsy for clearing this up, sharing her photos, and making the Muse’s wallet scream in pain!
If you’ll looking for a perfect Holiday set to make you glamorous and gorgeous these two would be it! Each Kit is $59 and has an array of delicious goodies to keep you happy all season long! Betsy also informs the Muse that the brushes have pretty little rhinestones/diamonds embedded in the handles!
MAC Holiday is live and up on the website! It’s not yet available for purchase just yet but you can start viewing what’s up, prices, and of course start making your wish list!
Tomorrow it’ll be on sale at counters and I’d say either later today or tomorrow it’ll be ready for purchase on the website!
Keep in mind that tomorrow’s releases do not include Finery (the lip bag sets) or Curiousitease (mini pigments, glosses, etc…). Curiousitease and Finery will be available for purchase via the website but not at your counter until November 15th and the 21st! However, you may be luck because as I recall my counter had gotten in some of the dress sets from Formal Black’s release sort of early!
What I’m wanting (depending how they look in person) are the eye palettes for sure, coral lip bag, and tan lip bag.
I know my list is small but of course when I’m faced with all of it I might very well change my mind!
The lip palettes I may nab one…probably a Viva Glam palette.
Aside from that the rest I can safely skip! All the vials of pigment are tempting but I have the full sizes and don’t need any of these, the liners I have as well, and the glosses I’ll have to see maybe one will tempt me!
As tempting as it all is I do find some of it disappointing. The fact that the eye palettes look identical to last year’s colors has me worried but you can never really go by the MAC website for color swatches so I’d rather get to my counter and view it for myself.
If you happened to miss last year’s Formal Black release and some other color stories this is a good time to get what you may have missed out on!
Some items that are popping up in these kits were LE from past collections and wonderful if you haven’t yet gotten your hands on them!
I see Helium pigment, Softwash Grey pigment, etc….
Now is also a good time to grab the softsparkle eyeliner pencils! The first time I got these was with the Sweetie Cake collection and I loved them! Now is a good time to get A mini lot of them for $29.50! Can’t go wrong there!
Overall it’s a beautiful collection and if you’re new to MAC this is such a great place to start! If you’re an older collector it can be a bit of a disappointment as many items are repromoted from past collections and colors are similar.
The Muse will keep you posted when she gets her goodies on Thursday!
What are you getting?
Ahhh the Muse has finally located a red lipstick that she actually LIKES!
I used my Queen’s Sin Lipstick and Red Romp Lipglass today and I’m in absolute lust with them! These two are a MUST MUST MUST have from the MAC Antiquitease collection!
The Muse gives these a hearty thumbs up for purchase! I’ve never run across a red lipstick that works for me and Queen’s Sin just works perfectly and Red Romp on top makes my lips look amazing!
I’ll leave you to judge for yourselves!
What I Used:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Vapor
MAC Eyeshadow in Forgery
MAC Eyeshadow in Fineshine
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick
MAC Technakohl in Black
Lavshuca Silver Glitter Mascara Overcoat in SV-1
Nars Desire Blush
MAC Lipstick in Queen’s Sin
MAC Lipglass in Red Romp
You may recall that I had mentioned I was expanding my horizons in a previous post!
And now would be a good time to tell you exactly how I plan to do so 😉
My love affair with MAC began not so long ago by visiting a forum entitled Specktra. Now you may or may not know of Specktra and here in lays my story with Specktra
Specktra is the type of community that plenty of hard work, passion, and love goes into! You can tell by visiting Specktra how much hard work goes into it! It’s an utter and complete encyclopedia for all good things MAC. Truly if you can’t find what you seek on Specktra you won’t find it anywhere else on the Internet.
I’ve been a proud member of Specktra for quite a while and I use it for all good things MAC. Now Specktra isn’t completely broken out of it’s MAC mold and that’s something I love about it because it’s my #1 resource for MAC information!
The Muse has the responsibility of bringing all the latest and greatest non MAC news to Specktra’s Blog.
This is thee most exciting news for the Muse! Writing for a blog that I admire so much is truly something I am very excited about!
So, once a week, you’ll see the Muse making a little guest appearance on Specktra blog featuring some new cosmetic find =-)
Many of you are privy already to huge stash of cosmetic must haves and now is my chance to share the information further with members and readers of Specktra!
I hope you’ll visit with me on Specktra Blog!
And of course this new venture does not hinder Musings of a Muse in anyway! The Muse’s blog will chug along as it always does!
I hope you’re excited about this as I am!