Posts From July 2009
I’m about to get all Medieval on you! Ha, I crack myself up. I so wanted to review Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick just so I can use that catch phrase. What? I’m easily amused, sue me.
Why was I under the impression Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick was a deeply pigmented, possibly matte lippie? Oh how the very confused I was. Turns out it’s an incredibly sheer, lightweight lipstick that’s simply gorg!
Jump for the review!
This lipstick was inspired by Medieval times when full coverage lipstick was considered a sin, hey they had lipstick in Medival times? Who knew? Better yet Lipstick Queen explains that women used lemons to stimulate the lips and stain their lips a see through blood red. Ha! That’s like my tip of the day who wants to hit up Trader Joe’s with me for some lemons? Ok, maybe mess, we’ll stick with Lipstick Queen Medieval Lipstick, same effect and pretty packaging too!
I’ve been privy to much of Lipstick Queen’s line and have loved just about everything I tried thus far. For some odd reason or another I was under the impression that Medieval was in fact a very bold, bright, matte red. Is there any reason why I was under said impression? It’s any wonder as Lipstick Queen is known for brighter, bolder shades of lipstick that’s for sure.
Turns out Lipstick Queen Medieval is anything but…..
This lippie is a very sheer, subtle kiss of red that’s ideal for Summer lovin’ lips. It’s a universally flattering shade of what I deem “Snow White” red. You remember the fairy tale that told us Snow White had blood red lips well I suspect Snow White was guilty of going Medieval. The shade is that of a bitten lip look for a very natural, fresh kiss of color. I’m in love.
With the market saturating itself with plenty of sheer lip treatments lately, ‘ello Dior, ‘ello Fresh, I must say that Medieval sets itself apart in a sea of red. The formula is a moisturizing blend with just the right touch of red pigment. It’s nothing overly dramatic, nothing crazy or bold. It’s simply natural, fresh, and rather ideal of you’re a minimal makeup kinda gal.
As for me, Lipstick Queen Medieval is simply gorgeous and my new Summer Must Have Make Up Item. I multitasked it in my below picture by applying a generous layer on my lips and proceeding to follow up with some on my cheeks. Yup, that’s right, I used it as a blush. The formula can easily be used as as a subtle lipstick or a cheeky little blusher for gently flushed skin. No making fun as I didn’t have time to slap on foundation or concealer this morning so I’m being really minimal today with my makeup eep!
Total Muse Approval for purchase. Likey alot.
Tell the Muse!
Lipstick Queen Medieval is available at www.lipstickqueen.com for $20.
Baby I’m a want you and Baby I’m a possible need you!
Holy awesomeness Batman! Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint looks like the shiz for gorgeous blushing cheeks this Summer!
Just heard the word these are part of the Sonia Kashuk Spring Collection over at Target. Haven’t seen ‘em in Target yet…hello are we late much? But word on the street is to check around and they may pop up somewhere. The Muse has decided she absolutely must have them at all costs. How cool is a liquid tint in a pump bottle? Ok, maybe I’m the only nut job excited about the prospects here. Available in 3 Shades for I believe $9.99 each…yes they must all be mine so we can take over the universe together.
Don’t bother looking online, nada on Target’s website. I just called my best mate Jai just in case he was in the vicinity of a Target, one never knows with Jai he hangs out in unusual locations after I drop him home at night, but he’s not near a Target darn. He is at Barnes and Noble though anyone need books? I suspect he’s picking up hot guys there? Shrug, I dunno he says hot guys hang out at B&N.
I’m coming to get you liquid tint and we shall rule the Summer with blushing cheeks!
Anyone try yet?
Don’t make me too jealous k?
This is kinda a fun post or at least I think it is. I’m always curious what brings new users to Musings. I wonder how they get here, who they heard about me from, or what they looked up to locate my blog. I can’t always tell if they heard about me from someone else or how they got here to begin with although I can make a guess as I can see where they traveled from to pop up here. One of my favorite pass times though is looking through keywords that brought a reader to my site. These are words they typed into a search engine which led them here!
I compiled a list of some of the top keywords that my stat service has collected and I thought I’d share them with you!
Click below for the list!
BB Cream, Blemish Balm Cream
With my very long post about What a BB Cream Is? it doesn’t surprise me that this is one of the top keywords that brings readers to Musings!
Steam Cream is also a top search word that brings users over yonder. I find this rather funny as I fell so hard for Steam Cream and posted so much about it I’m guessing people gather around here as it’s the first thing that pops up in google when I search Steam Cream myself!
Lush Reviews seems to be a top keyword as well. Not much surprise there considering how much I adore Lush!
Benefit Coralista seems to be a keyword that’s led quite a few readers to my blog! Any wonder as Coralista was love at first swipe!
Stila Look Book is an interesting one as it continues to be a top keyword that leads people here. Interesting as Look Books are ages old and it’s been a while since I posted about them! Obviously they still warrant an interest from some readers.
Some weird ones:
Steal It From my Friends Album
Hmmm what’s this person up to?
When have I ever blogged green snot and why is this keyword bringing readers here?!
Naughty Maggie Gyllenhaal
I imagine my Agent Provocateur post tickles this keyword!
Are you a new reader?
What sort of keywords led you to my blog?
I’ve been using C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment for a few weeks now in place of DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge and I’m kinda digging on it.
Click after the jump for some first impressions and a bit of a review!
Few fun facts about my eyes…
I have a few fine lines, dark circles nothing dramatic but they are there if I don’t get proper rest, plus some puffiness. Mainly I’ve been looking for an eye cream for ages to rid myself of puffiness that’s one of my great concerns as I tend to wake up puffy. I’ve tried all the normal tips and tricks to get the puffiness down but to no avail, still puffy.
One of the interesting things about C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment that captured my interest was the fact that it contained 3% Eyeliss. Eyeliss is supposedly a miracle worker for puffy eyes. Not many eye creams contain Eyeliss at least none of the ones I’ve been privy too and believe me I’ve tried alot lately. Strangely enough Eyeliss is sometimes found in concealers. I know Lorac is guilty of putting a bit of Eyeliss in their concealer as is Tarte which I think it’s rather fab as what better way to battle the puff than with concealer right? So indeed Eyeliss being an active ingredient in this sold me on it. Honestly, if Eyeliss was not listed I’d have skipped as I’m a bit of a snob and rather splurge on higher end eye creams in the hopes that the most buck will get me the biggest bang of results.
Not surprising that up until now I really don’t see too much of a difference in my eye area but that’s no fault of the cream as I’ve purchased eye creams that are $80 bucks and rarely see any results. Puffiness is still there, fine lines are a tiny bit blurred but not erased by any means, and dark circles still firmly around when I’m caught running on 5 hours of sleep.
The good news is the cream is inexpensive and does a fairly good job of moisturizing my dry under eye area without causing milia. Richer creams have been known to create a milia problem for me but thankfully I’ve seen none of that with this. It’s a very basic eye cream that moisturizes but offers little else. I could also be jumping the gun here as I’ve only used it a few weeks so I may need to wait a little longer to see any long term results. I’m one for instant gratification and want to see visible results with one application but that’s a tad unfair.
Overall, C.O. Bigelow Triple Task Eye Treatment works nicely enough offering moisture where it’s needed but not much else…so far anyway. I’ll revisit this in a few weeks and update you on the process but I suspect not much will change. Honestly, it’s not all bad at all and quite a good moisturizing eye cream for it’s price tag which I can definitely appreciate.
Have you tried this?
Would you be willing to try?
What’s your HG eye cream?
Tell the Muse!
I’ve been meaning to pick up Thierry Mugler Cooling Effect Concealer for a while now why I haven’t indulged yet is beyond me as it sounds just the ticket for my under eyes!
Jump ahead to hear more about it!
With a $45 price tag this isn’t the cheapest concealer around but I’ve heard such incredible things about it my lemming is strong to say the least. With a cooling effect this concealer conceals under eyes circles with a moisturizing formula and a light blue color. I’ve actually waxed poetry prior to this about how blue does very well at eliminating darker circles and shadows. Count me curious on this. Wants it, Needs it, Why haven’t I picked it up yet?
Must go gets me some soon!