Beauty Babblings

5 Cute Beauty Buys

cute makeup beauty

I dunno about you but I leave for cute beauty and makeup! This could be why I love Korean makeup brands so much like Etude House and Tony Moly, etc…!

I just really adore cutesy packaging! Call me juvenile but I pink packaging with bows and a sparkly compact will win my heart any day over a simple, elegant gold packaging.

How about you?

Are you all for elegance or do you like your beauty and makeup on the cute side?

Here are 5 Cute Beauty Buys to love on today!


Beauty Pet Peeve: The Mini Mascara Dilemna

mini mascara

Samples, can’t avoid them, there everywhere! You know residents of the UK complain so MUCH about how stingy their counters are with beauty samples but I feel like here in the US our counters are overly generous to the point I, dare I say it, throw samples out.

OMG! I’ve committed some sort of mortal sin. Does this mean I go the beauty hell when I die!?

As of late a new trend are deluxe size products. These aren’t really samples and they aren’t really full size but they sure are generous enough that you can get a feel for a product and sometimes get a month or more use out of it!

Super duper!

I personally love mascara samples but I have a beauty pet peeve when it comes to them and actually sort of a dilemma.


Makeup & Beauty On My Desk Series


Hope you’re having a good week. It’s a short week thankfully! Been a rainy few days in Gotham but not much we can do about it outside of complain daily. And when the heat and humidity arrive? Complain some more. You know New Yorkers, never happy.

I have taken to doing a great Makeup & Beauty On my Desk Series on Instagram so if you don’t follow me, well, you’re missing out. Not really…sooner or later everything I Instagram ends up on Musings anyway but it sounded dramatic saying that.

Basically it consists of beauty and makeup that passes across my desk so you can get a bit of a sneak peek of what might be coming up in terms of reviews.

This week quite a few lovely Asian goodies are passing across my desk like the Etude House Color Pop Collection and BRTC’s new Jasmine Water CC Cream. Slay me, I adore the BB Cream and now a CC Cream version?

Life is good.

In other news, I’m currently working on my 50th Anniversary jacket for Gallifrey One 2014 and this will make an appearance:


Dontcha just love Etsy? You can find anything.

Oh and whoever said Game of Thrones went off the reservation is right. Started out quite good but yeah, not really following the book..but hey, it’s DAMN good entertainment.

Have a wonderful hump day!


Want It: Barbie Digital Fashion Styling Head

Barbie Digital Fashion Styling Head

My birthday isn’t until Fall but I wouldn’t be averse to someone buying me a Barbie Digital Fashion Styling Head for iPad. As a child I did indeed have a Barbie Fashion Styling Head, didn’t everyone? As I recall, it wasn’t always about makeup and styling hair though. I’m pretty sure I cut all her hair off at some point and did unusual experiments on her.


I promise anything I did was completely normal. Kinda.

But times they are a changing and now Barbie has gone digital.


How Far Are You Willing to Go for Your Lashes?

It’s no secret I’m terrified of lash growth serums but how far are you willing to go to make your lashes longer?

As I said, I’m scared of lash growth serums. The warnings that come with these serums break me out in hives. Seriously. But what about false lashes and eyelash extensions?

Actress Kristin Chenoweth wore sunglasses on the David Letterman show after her eyelids swelled up, she likened the effect as having lips on her eyes ha….she got eyelash extensions which are where single fibers are glued to your individual eyelashes to create a fuller look but had a adverse reaction to them. I dislike mucking around my eyes so imagine me sitting in a chair and willingly having someone place small little fibers near my eyes? I mean seriously, I don’t even like fiber mascaras because I feel like lashes are in my eyes. So imagine me allowing someone near me with a tiny tweezer with a fiber on the end of it and gluing that on my lash line!? No thanks!

Moral of the story?

Just use Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and call it a day. All the glamour of fuller lashes and none of the glue or god forbid irritation and danger that comes with it. Those lash extension fibers that Too Faced includes with their Better Than False Lashes Mascara is incredible. Loves this stuff. When are they releasing a full size version of just the fibers? I’d buy! Simply swipe the fibers on and follow up with mascara for fuller, longer lashes without any drama or having to embarrass yourself on Letterman by being interviewed with sunglasses!

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes

Anyone a Too Faced Better than False Lashes fan?

What do you use to get fuller, longer lashes?

Do share!