Posts From July 2009

Yay or Nay: Urban Decay Facial Primers

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The shiz has hit the fan and Urban Decay’s Fall Collection for 2009 is making it’s early guest starring appearance on Urban Decay’s website. It’ll be a month before Sephora gets the entire collection but UD has it all in stock and ready for your purchasing pleasure.

The collection is pretty special or at least I think it is and plenty of it has the potential for greatness, even if I have yet to try any of it.

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I think the primers are probably thee most exciting item in the collection. What do you think?

Two primers, two different fixes. Are Urban Decay Facial Primers a Yay or a Nay for you? Will you indulge?

Jump ahead to hear my yayin’ or nayin’!

Obviously doesn’t take a rocket scienctist to figure I’m drugged up, shuga shirrup hyped over not one but two facial primers (their is an ode to Mags in there somewhere!).

I guess I shouldn’t be that hyped over primers as I’m virtually poreless. Yes, I’m blessed. But it’s true I have no pores but I do have dry skin, honestly I’d rather be riddled with large pores than sport flaky dry skin yak! So I suppose primers aren’t exciting for the likes of me.

But oh no no….I NEED these primers.

Just think about the success and cult following that Urban Decay Primer Potion has. Imagine a company that gave birth to the holy grail of all eye primers that goes out and creates a facial primer. Honestly, can they go wrong with this?

I doubt it.

So….

Yay or Nay?

BIG yay! I have an ickle little feeling in the pit of my stomach that Urban Decay Facial Primers are going to be a big yay!

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Who’s with me?

Are you going to indulge?

Tell the Muse!

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Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain Review and Swatches

More Jelly Pong Pong Deluxe Bag haulin’ ahead chicas!

Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain was included with one of my deluxe bags that I recently hauled from Jelly Pong Pong. After getting the bag I gave the stain away to my mate Chris because I already had one. I realized after giving it to her that I should really haul my own and review it for you here!

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Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain is $14 bucks and considerably cheaper than Stila Convertible Color and Bobbi Brown Potted Rouge. Same consistency, same formula, just available in a single shade though.

I dunno why but my first try with Cheek Puff was kinda meh but I did grow to absolutely adore it soon after. Probs I was ranting over it’s lack of variety in shades but I soon set my grudge away and just enjoyed Cheek Puff for it’s cuteness, inexpensive price tag, and pretty flush it gave my face and cheeks.

No one can accuse Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff of not being adorable. Packaged in a sweet little box featuring a baby chick this blush comes housed in a screw top jar that should last you well into the next millennium since a little tiny bit goes a very long way.

Key benefit of the blush is it’s incredible staying powder. Pretty much lasts all day through the warm weather, through the rain and snow, past all the humidity and sweat, and right on through your eight hour work day. It’s one of those sticky slightly tacky blushes that blends smoothly and adheres to skin like glue. It’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

The shade is a universally flattering dusky pink which is suitable for just about any skin tone as it can be built up to an intense pop of pink or just dabbed on for a very simple flush of rose.

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One of my favorite ways to use it is by blending onto my cheeks and topping with a MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, it goes incredibly well with Petticoat! The results are flushed cheeks with a light highlight of gold and rose.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, cute, long wearing cream blush for Summer here it is. Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff is fantastic and Muse Approved for purchase all the way!

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Likey!

Anyone a fan?

What are some of your favs from Jelly Pong Pong?

Do share!

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Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tints Review and Swatches

I just got done meeting up with my best friend Jai for some incredible sushi (yums!) and in he walks with a little bag swinging from his arm that contained all three of the Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tints. He hands it over and says, “Biatch, don’t tell people on your blog about where I pick up hot guys!” Obviously, I can’t accuse Jai of not reading my insanity here on Musings, he sees all, hears all, and knows all. Oops.


Thank Jai, I’m a love you for buying me liquid tints to review.

So jump ahead for a review of Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tints sponsored by Jai!

As I was telling you last night these intrigued me especially since I enjoy liquid stains and such in the Summer, well ok all year round I love stains.

These little guys come in a generous pump bottle in three different shades for $9.99 each. The novelty is the scent! Teehee! They have a slightly fresh, fruity smell. It’s the little things in life that really delight me and the smell of these kinda made me smile.


The shades are all rather loud, bold, and outrageous but once they are blended out it’s a subtle, natural finish. I admit I was a tad disappointed they weren’t as pigmented as I had hoped. The consistency of the formula is a runny gel which was also a little bit disappointing as I was hoping for creamy.

They blend nicely but you may find that a single pump won’t do and you’ll want to build up color with maybe a drop or two more. Actually it’s quite a great little blush if you like to slowly build color up or just prefer a subtle kiss of color rather than full on blushing cheeks.

I like the pump applicator as it distributes product nicely enough but it does have a little bit of a learning curve as pressing too hard ends up with too much product. A very slow pump will get you just the right amount of blusher so be gentle. The bottles are a cheery color that matches the blush inside, very cute in my opinion.


The shade selections are Peony which is a hot fuchsia pink, Poppy which is a peachy coral, and Rose which is a rich red rose shade. I’m not favoring any of the shades as I think they are all gorgeous colors and each offers a nice flush of color. I don’t think the product will work well on dark skin girls as it’s a bit to subtle however anyone that’s fair or medium can very well take advantage.


I haven’t worn out as of yet but I do have Rose on right now and I’m taking a trip to the movies in a little bit so we’ll see how long it wears after sitting through Manhattan traffic and a two hour movie. So far it’s wearing quite well but I’m wondering if it might melt off after a bit….I’ll tuck it into my makeup bag just in case I need a touch up.

Overall, I think Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tints make a find addition to your Summer make up bag. The inexpensive price tag, pretty colors, and light formula is quite pleasing for Summer wearin’. If you’re a lover of a more natural finish to blush these should please. Definitely worthy of a look at this price!

Anyone try yet?

Wanting to?

Tell the Muse!

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M LAB 20% Off


If you’re an M LAB fan they are having 20% Off this weekend for all registered members. No promo code is needed, discount comes off at check out!

Happy Haulin’!

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Smashbox Fall Collection 2009: Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette

What is it with these incredible Fall Collections? I dunno why and I dunno how but I was thinking I wouldn’t be impressed this Fall but man, oh man it’s one great thing after the next lately!

Check out Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette:

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Smashbox Reign Eye Shadow Palette is a mix of shimmery and matte shades enclosed in a beautiful leather case. The shadows are baked and in a trio however they are split as a duo which means you’re getting six shades of shadow to work with. Quite interesting really. The palette is available in two shade selections, Majesty and Monarch.

Majesty seems the smoker, Fall-ish of the two with shades of peach champagne, plum burgundy, and black. Where as Monarch is the lighter, friendly palette with shades of light gold, bronze, and taupe.

The Smashbox Reign Collection is inspired by the ruling era of the English Tudors—an imperial court mired in salacious scandal and royal indulgence. The pieces in the collection are all royally themed in nature. I just say they are simply beautiful.

Both palettes look delicious and are on my Fall wishy list.

What do you think?

Worthy of a haul?

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