Beauty Abroad

The Muse’s Christmas List Take 2

The Muse has quite a large list of goodies on her wish list this Holiday Season! I already did a previous post about my Japanese Christmas Wish List which you can see by clicking here. This list is basically what I’m deciding on at the moment and wondering what I should and shouldn’t get!

Sooooooooo………here’s a few of the items I’m dying to get my greedy little hands on but I’m still trying to figure out what I need and what I HAVE to have!

MAC Stylistics Lipstick in Stylistic and The Scene
M9WX 261

MAC Stylistics Sheer Mystery Powder
M9LF 261

MAC Stylistics Sheerspark Pressed Powders in Pave, Fashionette, Solitaire, and Warm Ice
M9WY 261

MAC Stylistics Lipgloss in Witty and Tastemaker
M9WT 261

MAC Finery Lip Bag Sets in Pink, Coral, Tan, and Plum Lips
M8L901 261

MAC Metal X Glitter Eyeliners in Blitzed, Limedandy, Wonderwhite, Enbronze, and Pewterpink
MA36 261

YSL White Gold Eyeshadow Collection
 5474448

YSL White Gold Celebration Palette
 5474449

YSL White Gold Compact Powder
 5474447

Anna Sui Christmas Collection
ss02

cmas

Excel’s Holiday Collection
exce

Aube’s Jewelry Shower Eyes EX02
aube

I think that covers what I am currently wanting at the moment!

You can see some of the Christmas Collections I’ve already got by clicking on the links below:

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Brown Quartz ShimmerBrick Click for my First Impression with Pictures

Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures

NARS Night Series Palette Click for my First Impression with Pictures

Awake Limited Edition Stardom Palettes Click for my First Impression with Pictures

bareMinerals bareGold Luxury Color Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures

Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes Click for my First Impression with Pictures

Stila’s “Asia” Only Exclusive Trios and Palettes Click for My First Impression with Pictures

MAC Royal Assets Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures

MAC Antiquitease Color Click for my Review, Pictures, and Video

Guerlain Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures

Givenchy’s Diamantismme Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures

See my Christmas Past Collection by clicking here!

So what’s on your Christmas Wish List?
What collections have you already gotten?
Which are you really wanting?
What are you skipping?
What are you considering?
Your Muse’s ears are open! I want to hear all about it!

10 Comments

Limited Edition Awake Stardom Reflective Eye Quad First Impression

I ordered Awake’s Stardom Reflective Eye Quads from Neiman Marcus for a lovely girl and myself and I must say I’m delighted how pretty these are!

$38 USD gets you a sparkling quad of eyeshadows that are just beautiful! These are my first awake quads and I’m excited to dig in and use them!

The shades quite remind me of T’estimo but it appears these are a shimmering shadow through and NOT sprayed over with a layer of shimmer!

The palettes are easily purchased at Neiman Marcus so you don’t have to go out of your way to have someone purchase them for you from Japan!

Awake’s Stardom Reflective Eye Quads
Picture+095

Picture+096

Picture+099

Lilac
Picture+097

Mauve Mira
Picture+098

4 Comments

Bourjois Paris Ombre A Paupieres New Colors

Since we are on the topic of Bourjois Paris might I introduce you to a few new shades of their eyeshadows that are jawdropping!

I LOVE these with a passion! The colors are very bold and dramatic for Bourjois Paris and I’m really wanting these!

Noir Emeraude
image1xl3

Noir Precieux
486

Noir Cobalt
617

A few lighter shades have been released as well in various golds, roses, and whites but these three colors really popped out at me especially that deep emerald black green! WOW!

Want ‘em!
Wish List for your Muse!

2 Comments

Mini Bourjois Paris

Pack your bags we are all moving to Europe (or Asia whichever you like) so we can get some Bourjois Paris Mini cosmetics!

Why oh why don’t we have the Mini line here in the states? The Cosmetic Gods hate us!

Look at the cuteness:

Bourjois Paris Mini Eyeshadows and Empty Palettes
image1xl2q
image1xl

image3xl

Plus did I mention these are dirt cheap? 1.50-1.95 for Empty Palette Pans
and 2.95 for Shadows!

It’s unjust and cruel that we Yanks have no access to Mini Bourjous Paris!

6 Comments

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Perfumes

I’ve been wanting to do a post about B for a very long time but I just never had the time to take the photos of my rather large stash of B! I’ve decided that it’s long overdo and I’m bringing you a tale of B today!

I’ll be doing the post in two separate parts. Part 1 will consist of B’s perfume line and Part 2 will consist of B’s cosmetic line! I was going to do a Part 3 discussing B’s Bath and Body lineup but I think it might be overkill so I’ll only cover that briefly (plus if I had to haul out my entire collection of B Bath and Body goodies I’d be here for the next year of my life).

If you’ve no idea what I am talking about allow me to explain a little.

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful is Lush Cosmetic’s younger, groovier little sister (it’s also alot more expensive and posh than Lush is). B is not available in the US or any other country other then jolly old England so sadly it’s either order online and have it airmailed to you or hop the nearest plane to London to grab yourself some!

I’ve been collecting B products for about 4 years or so now. I visited B for the first time about 3-4 years old in London with one of my best mates and from that day on I was forever a fan and lover!

The store is something to behold and if you happen to live in London or are visiting do drop by 39 Carnaby Street for the full effect! It’s gorgeous and you’ll leave the store about $1000 dollars poorer while wiping the drool off your mouth and trying to snap yourself back into reality. I wish I had photos of my visit but sadly I do not! I’ve googled and you can locate images for yourself by clicking here.

If you’re expecting something similar to Lush you’ll be shocked to learn this is NOTHING like Lush. It’s completely different.

B consists of vegan friendly cosmetics, perfume, bath and body items. It’s mostly popular for it’s bejeweled cosmetics but it also has quite a cult following when it comes to it’s very different perfume line!

Scents have come and gone in the B line and at the moment there are eight scents as the main line up (seven of which I have tried and six of each I own!). Nine if you consider the Body Spray, Dirty, part of the line up!

Perfumes you’ll find at B are a unique, expensive experience that are well worth the price of omission in my personal opinion. If you have a taste for the posh and gorgeous these will appeal to you. Be warned they take some getting used. First sniff will almost always have you pulling back in dismay but slowly B perfumes grow on you and you become deeper and deeper in lust and love with them as time passes!

The thing I adore about B perfume is how exotic and unique they are. It’s something you can wear and not worry about smelling like the rest of the population which means you’ll truly have your very own personal scent as B is not exactly easy to get around these parts!

Prices on B perfume range from $90 and upwards (cheaper for smaller bottles or sprays!). These are not cheap in anyway, shape or form but they are well worth the disgusting price tag in my humble opinion!

Sadly, the Muse is unable to explain the perfumes because they are such a unusual blend of notes but I’ll do the best I can!

One of my favorite perfumes from B is entitled Love. The main notes in the blend are jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang. These combine to create a strangely citrus floral blend on me.

Love
Picture+142

The only true way to describe the scent of Love and other B perfume is to sum it up as Old Hollywood. B perfumes remind me of vintage, retro, black and white Hollywood. Fay Wray, Joan Crawford, Vivian Leigh, Etc…

B perfumes all come in vintage victorian style bottles with a tasseled pump so it brings you way back into a gorgeous, glamorous era!

My second favorite scent would be Keep It Fluffy which is slightly on the sweet side but it too falls into the floral combination of rose, ylang ylang, and vanilla! It’s a very deep blend so don’t expect something light (don’t expect light from any B perfume).

Keep It Fluffy
Picture+140

My third favorite is Cocktail which is indeed a cocktail of different notes including cassia, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and other interesting bits!

Cocktail
Picture+136

My fourth favorite would be Two Hearts Beating As One which is a blend of jasmine, rose, and musk. It’s a very sophisticated floral combination that’s positively gorgeous!

Two Hearts
Picture+135

My fifth favorite would be A Thousand Kisses Deep which is a blend of vanilla, asian spices, and musk (and a few other things). It’s quite an interesting blend and like all B perfumes glamorous and gorgeous!

A Thousand Kisses Deep
Picture+137

My sixth and least favorite perfume is B Scent which contains notes of sandalwood and jasmine over a base I can’t quite pinpoint. It’s difficult to describe B Scent but it’s not really a favorite of mine! Although, I like it well enough it’s not the first bottle I reach for!

B Scent
Picture+139

Ladyboy and Breath of God are two other scents offered by B. I haven’t yet tried Breath of God and I can tell already I’ll hate it as it contains patchouli. Breath of God is pretty new and takes the place of another fragrance that used to be offered called Om which strangely enough contains a majority of the same notes as this new scent thus it’s just a rename I guess! Ladyboy is a scent I had purchased a while ago and absolutely hated. It was actually something I thought I’d love due to it’s notes but it’s terrible. It’s a violet banana blend that just doesn’t work at all and makes me gag and cringe (sorry B)!

B perfumes are sophisticated blends that are very “evening” wearable. They aren’t something you can spritz on for a light splash of scent. They are more of a “out on the town” scent that are very strong and lingering.

They take some getting used to but in the long run they are downright delightful (and addicting) once you’ve gotten a taste for them!

B extends most of these scents into Bath and Body goodies as well such as Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Lotions and other bits and bobs!

Keep It Fluffy Body Powder
Picture+148

Picture+149

Picture+150

Love and B Scent Body Sprays
Picture+147

If your tastes run to the unique, unusual, rare, and posh B Never is something you’ll want to try!

My Collection of B Perfumes
Picture+145

B Never perfumes (and everything B offers) is most definately Muse approved!

bronzemuse

Questions?
Comments?
Tell the Muse!

12 Comments