Posts From February 2009
Update: Hmmm sorry guys had to remove the picture of the sticker as my post wouldn’t open, not sure why but visit the link in this post to get more images and see the G-mail stickers for yourself
Non-Cosmetic Musings ahead!
The Muse happens to be a geek prior to being a makeup addict, that’s the order of business, sorry to disappoint.
So of course when I seen Google was offering new G-mail stickers I got a bit hyper, giddy, and possibly a little excited.
Read ahead to get your geek on!
Hey, it’s the little things that make this Muse happy and today that happens to be g-mail stickers! Yayyayayayayayay! Everyone run in circles in excitement!
Visit Google’s blog and do all the necessary leg work to snag yourself some geeky hawt stickers for frees! We like free stuff don’t we? Geeky free stuff? Even better!
Just plop a self addressed envelope in the mail to:
Send me some Gmail Stickers Already
P.O. Box 391420
Mountain View, CA 94039-1420
They also take worldwide requests so if you’re from Asia, Europe, or the planet pluto check out the Google Blog for deets how you can get your sticker on!
I just popped my envelope in the mail and I’ll eagerly sit by my snail mail box awaiting my Google sticker arrival.
Special thanks to Charlie for twitterin’ happily about Google stickers yesterday!
Showing your geeky love?
Not so much!
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What is it with the Muse and monkeys? I fear that I’m getting in touch with my inner primate whenever I see anything that has a Paul Frank design slapped on in! Must be the left over effects of evolution but I consider Julius as my best friend!
Check out what has me hyped after the jump!
Now’s the time to get my inner monkey on with new Paul Frank Lipsmackers, well maybe now isn’t the time but late 2009 it’ll be the time!
Paul Frank has collaborated with Lipsmacker to create nine monkey loving flavors (banana pie, banana split, etc….) that are sure to please any and all Paul Frank fans and collectors. Each tube of balm is decorated with everyone’s favorite cheeky monkey, Julius!
Read more (and see more pics) about the Paul Frank for Lipsmacker collaboration by visiting with NYLON.
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September there was quite a roar of excitement at the possibility of Jill Stuart Cosmetics making their way to the US however a recent article in Elle says that may not be the case!
Jump ahead for the sad news….
According to Emily Hebert of Elle News Blog the Jill Stuart Cosmetic Line will not be launching at a counter near you anytime soon but instead will debut at the Jill Stuart flagship store in Soho.
“……the beauty products—which were used by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury at Jill Stuart’s spring 2009 show—will debut in late spring/early summer at Stuart’s flagship store in Manhattan’s SoHo district (no exact date is set).”
Well so much for all the excitement that maybe Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, and other fine department stores would have the makeup collection on sale!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about lovers! Spoil yourself a little bit too!
Jump ahead for some cheap budget beauty options to make you feel extra special and loved this season!
Rose & Co Bath Fancies Gift Box £5
Sephora Brand Lip Gloss Pencil $5 USD
mark Twinklebelle $9 USD
Bonnie Bell M&M’s Sweet Spring Collection $3.50 USD
Jelly Belly Bath Fizzers £3 (Set Includes Cherry, Tangerine, and Blueberry)
Jelly Belly 7 Day Shower Set £5 (Set Includes Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Watermelon, Tutti- Frutti, Licorice, Tangerine, and Very Cherry)
Jelly Belly Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Set £3 (Set Includes Cotton Candy, Blueberry, and Very Cherry)
(Buy 1 Get 1 Free!
Milani Runway Eye Shadows $4.99 USD
NYX Eyeshadow $3.50 USD
Clio Art Shadow $8.20 USD
Bath and Body Works Radiant Powder $9.75 USD
Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath in Wacky Watermelon $2.55 USD
Lush Luverly Bath Bomb $5.95 USD
The Muse carefully selected little beauty purchases that all had an ickle price tag so you aren’t breaking the bank indulging in a little something sweet for your very sweet self this Valentine’s Day!
What are your favorite small indulgences for yourself?
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Phew still hauling out the Holiday Collections and trying to get them all reviewed! How sad is it that the holidays are fully over and I’m still working my way through the makeup pile trying to pump out reviews?
Wanna visit Laneige Holiday 2008 with me today?
I’ve already wrote a review on the Laneige The Snow Eye Palette 02 and today I’m bringing you the 01 version. Yes, yes a bit out of sequence there but I was feeling the love for the 02 palette a little more than the 01 version.
02 was a cool, frosty pink looking affair with hints of golden shimmer and 01 is a bit darker, still cool none the less, with blues, golds, and a tiny hint of frosty silver white. I’m not going to go into great detail about the formula of the shadow or the texture as you can gleen most of that from the review I did prior to this on the other palette however I will say that I felt like these shades blended a little bit crummy when compared to the 02 palette. I had a harder time coming up with a good look using the navy blue and ended up just lining my lower lash line with the shade as it was too dark to really do anything else with. I find I like navy blue less and less lately, I’ve never had much of a problem with it in the past but as of late it just makes my eyes look old and tired. For the most part I believe they created the blue to use solely as a liner but I like to be a bit inventive and use the liner as a shadow and in some cases that works out well for me but for the most part I felt like the navy in this palette was just drowning my eyes out.
The palette is made up of a shimmering silver white shade which is used as a base, a sparkling gold which can be used to contrast the silver, and finally a navy blue liner shade. All the shades have a shimmer finish and are quite lovely however blending is a bit of a pain as the silver and gold just don’t go well together. Two shades I avoid mixing are silver and gold for some reason they seem like apples and oranges to me. I finally decided on using the silver as a base, the gold on my lid, and the blue as a liner for my bottom lash line. As you can see below it didn’t come out too badly but does kind of look messy.
I’m actually quite pleased with the palette overall so long as I don’t actually have to use the colors together to create a look. I think they’ll look great alone or maybe with other shades in my collection but together I wasn’t feeling the love.
Props for the awesome packaging and snowflake design. I loved the dual flip compact which has the shadows on top and a mirror and a compartment below to house the sponge and brush applicators. I’m also a big lover of the snowflake design which was extra pretty for the Holidays and even for just now during our deep winter.
All in all I love Laneige and aside from my rants here and there I was happy to add the Laneige The Snow Eye Palettes to my collection.
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