Posts From February 2008
After skipping over to Sephora I also skipped over to the MAC store to pick up the Fafi Tote and a Fafi Doll for myself as I hadn’t gotten either with my Fafi Haul!
I walked out of the store with a Fafi Doll but not the tote as it was just too overwhelmingly big for me! I’m already short and wobbly so I really don’t need a huge tote to carry around that’ll be completely unflattering! I mean seriously what’s attractive about a short, round girl walking down the street with a tote bigger then her entire body! This is not cute, not cute at all! I had hopes it would be medium size but it’s actually big enough to carry enough food for a small village plus your car keys so I skipped! Granted for $60 USD that’s alot of bag for your buckage but it was just a bit too large for me, I’d have personally liked a smaller bag. It deserves to be mentioned that the only tote the Muse carries around that is that large is a PBS tote (the height of couture people) and I won’t give it away for the world (You’ll understand if you happen to be a PBS dork!). On a happy note if you’re slim and amazon size (amazon in the Muse’s case is anyone 5’2 and above) you’ll probably look uber attractive carrying this around!
I didn’t only leave the store with a doll but I’ll get to that later as I want to discuss this doll! Now for some diseased reason I wanted all three dolls but ended up with one as they are all the same poses just different colors and such. My desk is already littered with Doctor Who figures, fantasy art sculptures, skulls, Nightmare Before Christmas figures, and a ton of other rubbish that would be fitting for a 13 year old boy however the Muse is fully grown so she felt to make this lot of items more sophisticated she’d add a Fafi Doll! That would surely make all the other crap on my desk look really posh and important right?
She’s so tiny that she’s lost in the sea of general Sci/Fi paraphernalia that already resides on my desk. For some odd reason I thought these might be bigger then a tube of lipstick. That’s about her height and size! She’s so very tiny and delicate. Sigh. Cute but really small.
I guess what I’m trying to say is you really don’t need these unless you’re caught somewhere between childhood and adulthood like the Muse!
Sheesh my cheek stain is bigger then her!
Cute but somewhat disappointing. Oh well.
Now the main reason I’m actually writing this post is because I wanted to share with you something interesting! I originally purchased three of the Beauty Powders which were Verve-Acious, Belightful, and Sassed-Up. I believe that Belightful is the only repromote in the lot but you, my dears, can correct me if I am wrong.
I have none of these so I indulged in all three last week during the official release. Today while wandering around the MAC Store low and behold my eye spots a new powder! What be this? It’s a pure, white shimmering shade entitled Delicacy in the Fafi packaging! Turns out Delicacy is also a repromote but I don’t own it so I’m glad I purchased it. It’s rather gorgeous to be honest. Why it’s at MAC Stores and not counters I haven’t a clue! I think, I somehow recall, that our beautiful friend ‘Nessa at Nessasary Makeup had mentioned the stores running out of Belightful and offering Delicacy instead! Don’t quote me on that but I think that’s what I had read on her blog!
MAC Beauty Powders from the Fafi Collection
Fact of the matter is that I’m kinda excited to have this particular shade in the Fafi packaging! It reminds me of NARS Albatross but a white version! Perfect for highlighting your face with a bit of gorgeous sparkle!
MAC Beauty Powder in Delicacy
I’d definately wander over to your local MAC store and have a peek! I think it’s a nice addition to Fafi!
Pop’s new palette got a little love from me earlier today when I posted about it! Click here to see my original post.
Soon after my post the need for this little palette grew and I found myself skipping my way (not literally but isn’t it damn hysterical to picture the Muse skipping?) to Sephora a little while ago to pick it up!
It’s been a very long, busy week at work with many late nights so I deserved a little pick me up treat! The palette is all I wanted it to be and I’m hopeful I can get some decent looks out of it!
It’s pretty tiny for $22 USD and it’s not super duper pigmented so you’ll have to build up color a bit but I think it’s fair enough to say that it’s a pretty sweet little array of ultra cool shadows! I love that I can have six luscious neon shades in one place! These totally work together for some vibrant, loud looks! The inside cover suggests a few ideas for using the palette which is a nice little touch!
Seriously for $22 bucks it’s well worth it in my opinion! If you want to re-live the 80′s or you’re just looking for something fresh and fun for the Summer this be the palette for you!
The Muse thinks she may approve it but she has to give it a test run tomorrow! Stay tuned for an FOTD!
Some swatches as requested by a reader:
Sorry but my cam kinda takes crummy swatch photos! These are actually way more vibrant then they look on the back of my arm!
Tell the Muse!
I decided to crack open my one of my MAC Christmas palettes this morning for an FOTD! I also indulged in a bit more Bobbi Brown Gel Liner (love that stuff!)
Hope you like!
What I Used:
MAC Royal Assets Palette in Metallic Eyes
Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner in Black
KATE Gel Liner in Gold
KATE Loose Eyes Shadow in GD1
Shu Uemura Blush in P Orange 58D
Bare Minerals Gold Gossamer
Aube Fruitina Lipgloss in 15
Click here to read about the MAC Royal Assets Palettes with my First Impressions and Product Photos!
Click here to read about the KATE Spring Collection including the Gel Liner used in this FOTD!
Click here to read my Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Review!
Click here to read about the bareGold Pure Luxury Collection from Bare Minerals that features the Gold Gossamer I used on my face in this FOTD!
Sometime ago a reader and mate, Taryn, was kind enough to create a registration tutorial for JPmon for the readings of Musings of a Muse!
I had originally created a JPmon tutorial for ordering but a few of you had asked me about registering and for the life me I can’t recall how I registered for the site! Duh!
But Taryn was kind enough to create a most excellent tutorial to get you all registered up prior to following my tutorial for ordering!
So here’s your first step in registering with JPmon! After this you can click here to use my tutorial to help with processing and completing your order!
If you’re clueless about JPmon allow me to explain that’s it’s an online shop that sells tons of Japanese and Asian Cosmetic Brands! The prices are decent and not too bad! Airmail shipping costs aren’t fabulous but JPmon has many brands you can’t find in online shops so it’s a great place to stock up on unique and unusual cosmetic items!
If you have online (or offline) mates that are into Japanese cosmetics you can do a bit of a group order to save on your shipping costs!
On with Taryn’s great tutorial (click the images to enlarge):
Thanks Taryn! A ton of people are going to be very happy to have this!
Ok special treat for you guys today!
I have a guest reviewer for the new Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder! You may recall I blogged about this a few weeks ago if you missed it have a click over here to view my original post!
I didn’t pick this up for myself but I was seriously curious which is why I’m happy that Adina had commented and said she got it! We arranged to have her review it since she purchased it and I’m happy to say I’m currently lemming this thanks to Adina fab review and FOTD using it! It really have a nice flawless appearance to her skin! I think it’d make a great finishing powder or for more fuller coverage if you desire!
Adina’s skin type is normal with some oily bits in the T-Zone Area and of course like me dryer in the winter months!
Without further babble from me here’s Adina’s review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder!
Hello out there blog-reading beauties. Adina (a.k.a Krasevayadancer) here doing a guest post review on the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder with Brush which is currently only being offered on QVC. I know I have been tempted to purchase this ever since I happened to catch glimpses of the product on QVC. The lemming became too strong for me to handle and I gave in to those little voices telling me to make the purchase about 1 week ago.I picked up this little baby in the light color option (while I am pale, i am luckily not ghostly enough for the porcelain option)
What it claims to do: A face-perfecting powder and brush duo. The powder contains a hydrating blend of vitamins and antioxidants. The built in shaver allows for the convenience of a pressed powder with the radiant finish of a loose one. The super-sized brush deposits perfect amount of powder every time. The revolutionary anti-aging powder formula provides a brighter look to your skin and contains Gogi berry, a powerful antioxidant. The formula is also infused with encapsulated water to refresh the skin on contact and provide a hydrated look that won’t accentuate lines and wrinkles.
-From the QVC website
Packaging and Application- General Comments
The packaging is wonderfully sturdy and holds well in the hand. The inside lid contains a mirror which makes it quite handy as well.
I love love love how this product comes as a pressed powder that you “shave” into loose powder by twisting the compact. This minimizes the mess you get with loose powders. You get the wonderfully sheer glowy effects of loose powder without the mess you get when you use loose powder- count me a fan!
How it wears and general thoughts on the product.
Does this baby do all that it claims to do- reduce wrinkles, hydrate, and give me a flawless glow. My answer is a resounding YES! My face looks refreshed with a light dewy glow. Coverage is enough for me to get away with a couple of swipes and I am done.
Adina looking flawless with the powder on!
Is it worth the nearly $60 price tag- I would say so. For that price you get a wonderfully soft full coverage face brush and a great powder for all of you ladies who just need some light coverage and a wonderfully flawless face!
Hope you enjoyed my review. Let me know who else is using and loving this!
Honestly I want this for the brush alone hehe! That’s some seriously chunky brush it comes with! The Muse likey!
Thanks for the review Adina and for creating the warm, squishy glow of lemminginess!
Show Adina some comment love!
Tell Adina (and the Muse)!