Posts From December 2007
I was wandering around Vanessa from Nessasary Makeup blog’s last week and I came across an FOTD she did using Urban Decay’s Underground and Shag.
For the longest time I had these I never could come up with a good combo for them and her FOTD just inspired me to use both together and it came out kinda ok!
My combanation is heaps different from hers but the cocktail of the two colors is a marriage most lovely!
Thanks to Vanessa at Nessasary Makeup for the inspiration! You can visit with Vanessa by clicking here and you can see her version of this FOTD by clicking here but be warned her blog is utterly addicting and you’ll find yourself jotting down colors to use in looks later on as her combos are brill!
What I Used:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Underground
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Shag
MAC Pigment in Cocomotion
MAC Pigment in Gold Stroke
MAC Pigment in Quick Frost
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Nice Rock
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Golden Earth
MAC Technakohl in Plank
MJ Jeweling Pencil in BR606
Tony & Tina Herbal Eye Pencil in Brown/Gold
MAC Blush in Fab
Bare Escentuals Blush in Riches
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Shimpagne
MAC Beauty Power in Natural Flare
theBalm Stainiac in Homecoming Queen
Lancome Juicy Gelee in Spring Fantasy
I should be taken out and shot for going back on my word and giving into the evil empire of Bath and Body Works.
I purchased two bottles of Twisted Peppermint Shimmer Body Splash last night contrary to my original post where I was saying how much I hate body splashes that shimmer.
I guess I’m contradicting myself as we’ve all established how much in love and lust I am with sparkle, shimmer, and glitter of any kind.
However, shimmer in my Body Splashes, Lotions, or any other Bath and Body item should be against the law! I hate it for some reason! I just detest shimmer in these products with a passion! Especially Body Splash! Why for the love of God and all things good would you want the put shimmer into a Body Spray!?
Rant, Rant, Stamping Feet, Rant!
Ok now that I’m done raving like a loon I will say that these were on sale so I guess it makes up for the shimmer part.
These were $4 Each and believe me I couldn’t resist the sweet, vanilla and peppermint scent so the overwhelming need to purchase came upon me and I left swinging a bag of body spray! Shoot me now for giving in!
In all seriousness these smell so yummie but I’m still wishing away the evil shimmer part!
The bottom of each has fake little peppermint candies! Cutes!
I went into Bath and Body Works with the soul plan to purchase a pair of Lambie Slippers because a reader who shall remain nameless for her sin created a lemming in me for these!
Sadly, they were sold out! My god the horror! Thus Twisted Peppermint Shimmer Body Splash took the place of my hardcore lemming for Lambie Slippers just barely mind you!
I’m currently searching E-bay for a pair but they are $39 and upwards and I haven’t yet reached the level insanity where I am even half considering purchasing a pair of slippers, shaped like lambs for $39. If I do reach that level you’ll be the first to know dear readers.
I did purchase a pair of the Sweetest Softest Slippers for $9 but they aren’t Lamb-y like. Dear oh dear what’s a girl to do?
The moral of the story is Twisted Peppermint Body Spray is a go with the Muse! Grab it while the grabbing is good because it’ll sell out quick at this price (it’s already gone online!)!
Check out my Bath and Body Shop Sale post by clicking here!
Some readers had a problem purchasing from Stila’s Virtual Warehouse Sale last time I posted the link. I got a comment about it and a few e-mails asking me what was going on.
I’m here to say I have no idea.
Seriously, no clue why you couldn’t order but I’m thinking it could be because you didn’t get the actual invite and were accessing the site from my secondary link.
Solution to your problem.
Click here to sign up for the Virtual Warehouse Newsletter and you’ll recieve the invite in your e-mail when Stila puts up new sale items!
Your Muse spoils you doesn’t she?
I’ve been reading so much about the Originals Collection that I’m an absolute walking encyclopedia about it by now! I know the colors, I know what collections they had previously been in, I’ve seen swatches, etc…etc…etc….
This has popped up on everyone (and their mum’s) blog this week! It’s MAC excitement and cosmetic whores (excuse you but I proudly call myself Cosmetic Whore thanks very much!) and junkies far and wide are absolutely rolling around breathlessly in joy that Parrot is back!
How long has it been since Parrot’s been gone? 2-3 years or more? You can read my Ode to Parrot by clicking over here.
Now I’m not immune to the lure of Parrot by any means and I love her just as much as you or anyone else does but I have two pots that are carefully stashed away and guarded by rabid pitbulls in my beauty vault already so I’m thinking to myself do I really need another pot of Parrot and I’m listening to the voices in my head that are screaming HELL YES (I’ve been told it’s ok if the voices speak in my head it’s just if I answer them that I have to worry!).
So…I guess that means I’ll be skipping my way over to the MAC counter to purchase another pot because obviously two pots aren’t enough and god knows I’ll live to be at least 70 or more hopefully and I KNOW I’ll want a vibrant shade of aqua blue in my train case when I’m 60 and freaking hip beyond any means! And two pots won’t get me through this lifetime never mind the next one so best get a 3rd pot as a backup JUST IN CASE. Plus who the bloody hell knows it might just turn into a solid gold piece later on in life when I need to sell it to fund my future child’s college tuition.
It’s not exactly smart to face the Holiday crowds just to nab a pot of Parrot even though we know it’s well worth it. I’m strapping on my bullet proof vest to make my way into Nordie’s to fight my way to the MAC counter and glance at the array of the Originals Collection!
This color story has me saying….
I’m a little bit shocked that nothing aside from Parrot is crying at me to buy it!
I’m somewhat disappointed in everything.
Someone slap me it can’t be that I’m not fawning over MAC what’s wrong with me? Where’s my MAC spirit?! I’m MAC’s biggest cheerleader what’s going on!?
I guess some of the colors are just boring for me. I like more bold shadows and these aren’t doing so much for me! Plus the piggies I already have and the reflects glitter aren’t something I am entirely keen on.
You’ve read it everywhere by now but here’s the low down on what’s out this week:
- Ochre Style
- A Little Folie
- Golden olive
- Steel blue
- Blackened Red
- Very Pink
- Transparent Teal
- Antique Gold
- Sandy B.
- Rozz Revival
- Chintz on Hintz
- Russian Red
- Twig Twig
- Back to Del Rio
- Utter Pervette
- Full on Lust
- Real Desire
- Nico Now
Let’s pick this apart a little and see what the Muse is contemplating.
I’m sad that the eyeshadows aren’t all that and a bag of chips. They brought these back because everyone really, really, really, wanted them right? Normally the first thing that catches my eye when a new color story is released would be the shadows but aside from Parrot nothing is yelling at me! Maybe Daisychain?
Ok glosses. I see two that look interesting here those would be Avarice and Real Desire.
Lipsticks I really have to see in person to decide.
Pigments have ’em all already. Glitters mmm maybe yes maybe no.
Eyeliner and Mascara? Skip.
Wow I’m saving money left and right here kids!
Maybe when I see this in person I’ll have a hard time saying no to it all but at the moment it’s not what I expected at all! I expected more wow!
Money saved for another day and another MAC Collection!
Want any of it?
One of the Muse’s readers, Taryn, got her first haul from JPMon a few days ago and she was very generous to share pictures of all her goodies to make us green with jealously!
Oh my pretty! Sony CP Lipgloss, Rice Powder, Tons of Mascara, Tiffa, I’m hyperventilating!
Close up shot of Apple Lip Cream (These things are like crack for the Muse! I have the peach, apple, orange, etc…totally yummie! I dunno which I love more the hand cream version or the lip cream version)!
Fairy Drops Mascara HOLY COW! I want this! NOW! How has the Muse not heard about this? I’m the Queen of Japanese Mascara but never seen anything like this! Taryn tells the Muse that this stuff is “the awesome”! Obviously it’s on my wish list right now!
Thanks so much for sharing your haul with us Taryn!
Taryn ordered all her goodies by following my little tutorial from JPmon! You can click here to view it! I feel all special now because she said I was of great help with that tutorial *sniff* *blush*
Sweet Haul Taryn!
Thanks again for sharing!
Now if you’d give us a link for the Fairy Drops Mascara we’d all be forever grateful!