My little eye spies a new shade of eyeshadow from Too Faced!
Mess in a Dress!
Love that name! It just rolls off my tongue! Mess in a Dress happens to fall right into my Summer Must Have Makeup bag this season! I love bright, bold shades in the Summer and Mess in a Dress delivers!
I was discussing this not so long ago with my reader and friend, Taryn, she had mentioned what a gorgeous shade it was and how she had her eye on it!
Here it is in all it’s glory:
Dontcha just love loud shades for the Summer? So fun!
The Muse sporting some Mess in a Dress:
I’m thinking this can multitask as a blush…hmmmm…must try that!
Too Faced in Mess in a Dress is definately on my Summer Must Have Makeup list! Loving it!
I recently decided to risk life and limb by sawing open my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Kids, don’t try this sh*t at home!
The bright idea to try this stemmed from my desperation for Primer Potion. My sister is out of town this week and I know I won’t have much time to head to Sephora to nab a new bottle and ordering online isn’t an option considering that it’ll take days to get here!
My schedule is booked solid this week with work, life, and everything else so yesterday morning I realized I was most definately out of primer!
My god the horror of it all!
My shadow creases in a sincerely major way be it Summer or Winter but its particularly bad in the humid weather that we are having. So as I pumped, pumped, pumped away this morning (you know what I mean if you’re a UD primer user) I realized that the good old tube of primer has reached it’s cash in date and was headed towards the rubbish bin!
My unsuspecting tube of Urban Decay Primer Potion!
When I came home later that night the bright idea to SAW open the tube came to me! It was a like a bright light bulb going off in my head! Of course! I’d just saw open the tube easily like I’ve seen performed on other blogs and mounds of primer would await me.
My ass. Excuse my french
This is not a matter of simply sawing open the tube! This takes some sincere sweat, blood, and tears to do! Holy crap it was like a cardio work out just to get the bloody thing apart! I swear I must have been there 10 minutes at least sawing away with my dull kitchen knife! I couldn’t help but think how proud freaking Michael Myers would be of me!
All yur primers are belongs to me biatch!
Tools of the trade! Yes, this is what I used to hack the thing apart!
After narrowly missing slicing my thumb off and just grazing it enough to spurt blood all over the place I finally got the tube sliced open!
Starting to saw!
Slowing getting there!
And low and behold inside laid nirvana. You can watch videos, you can view pictures but nothing prepares you for the first time you saw open your very own tube of Urban Decay Primer Potion. Angels sung, birds chirped, all was right with the world again.
Holy COW! L@@K at all that primer!
And some more……….
After some major scoopage!
Sincerely, there was at least enough in the upper part of the tube to last me the rest of the month if not more!
Sadly, after the workout of cutting the top half open I wasn’t prepared for doing the bottom half. It was suggested on a video tutorial to slice not only the top but the bottom as well but the Muse has an attachment to her fingers and since she survived the first round of hacking she decided it was best to call it a day!
Do I recommend slicing your tube open?
This is sincerely hard, dangerous work! I’m thinking that $25 USD for a dual package of primers isn’t too bad a price to pay to keep all my fingers on one hand!
If you value your limbs I say don’t try it! It’s seriously a chore and I was just desperate!
Have you ever cracked open your tube of UDPP?
Love your fingers as much as the Muse loves hers?
Tell me all about it!
I’m thinking next time it would be easier to get a straw, stick it in, and suck the remaining potion out!
Better ideas anyone?
A most happy ending!
Since the world as we know it has taken a nose dive and gas prices have risen up to $4.95 USD per a gallon and the future of the presidential election is the biggest mystery since Elvis appearing on a slice of whole wheat toast I’ve decided that we must have a Beauty on a Budget Week!
Yes kids, now is the time to take responsibility for our money and hope for the best.
And everyone from England who’s groaning about the ridiculously low cost of gas should know we yanks are spoiled and $4.95 USD is damn expensive!
The moral of the story is today my sister brought me to Walmart (I should say a few days ago as this was written a bit ago! Sorry ’bout that peeps!) as I kicked, screamed, and pleaded with her to PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ME TO WALMART FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THINGS GOOD AND HOLY!
I hate Walmart.
With a passion.
I really do.
Sorry if you love it.
I simply hate it.
It’s a giant space filled with really cheap stuff…I mean seriously cheap….I mean tacky cheap….I mean….ok I’m being a bit dramatic…you get the point. Aside from that I won’t get into what an evil empire it is!
Anyway. She’s going on holiday shortly and needed a few bits and bobs so somehow that translated into “Let’s go to Walmart!”
And it turned into a day trip with her, my best friend Jai, and myself. Praise Jebus that Jai came along for the ride! I mean seriously who else could I trade catty remarks with while browsing the aisles of really cheap crap laying around Walmart.
I’ve no idea how we got invovled in this road trip but obviously we had nothing better to do with our fabulous selves aside from following my sister around while she loaded her cart with enough stuff to cloth, feed, cleanse, and make up an entire country.
Since Jai and I drew the line at following her into the clothing department (our eyes were burning enough already imagine if we were presented with racks and racks of cheap clothes???) we wandered into the cosmetic aisles and amused ourselves with really cheap drugstore cosmetics.
And as we browsed we decided that we’d spend some bucks on really cheap drugstore finds and do an article on all the cool or maybe not so cool stuff we found!
So since inspiration struck in the middle of the cosmetic aisle at Walmart I’ve decided to bring you a week in review of really cheap, Beauty on a Budget finds!
You’ll see a new Beauty on a Budget review each day for the next week (or until I run out of crap to review).
In all seriousness, catty comments aside, I think it’s a great way for me to broaden my horizons and see what else is available that can’t be found at Neimans, Saks, Sephora, Nordies, or the inside of Japanese, Korean, and Singaporean drugstores.
It’ll be a real learning experience for me!
It’s a great essential guide for you as well since these may be a few items you might have wanted to try but like me have been burned one too many times by drugstore brands and have passed them by chalking them up as money well NOT spent.
I’ll be featuring many items I’ve passed up MANY times that I’ve wanted to try but have been highly skeptical of!
I hope you’re excited to learn more about these items and hey maybe I’ll find something in this pile that I actually really do LOVE!
What are your Beauty on a Budget favs?
Share ‘em with the Muse!
Unbelievable. I just read about this on Risser’s blog and I was absolutely gobsmacked. It appears that a few fake Jill Stuart Palettes have popped up on a yahoo auction. The seller appears to be in Hong Kong.
One of my original Jill Stuart Palettes:
Amazing how alike these look right? Even down to the plastic cover sheet! Wow. Just wow. It was pointed out that the only thing missing from the fakes is the Jill Stuart logo on the bottom right hand corner of the open palette! If you see my photo and compare it to the fakes you’ll notice the logo is missing! Interesting.
I’m absolutely astounded.
Can you believe this?
I can’t help but look at the palettes and think how great the color combos are though hehe! I’m awful aren’t I?
Honestly, the boxes and compact looks freaking awesome for a fake don’t they!?
You can read some rants about this seller by clicking here.
But seriously this is just fascinating. The things people do!
So beware kiddies when bidding on auctions from another country! I bid on abroad auctions all the time so this might be an eye opener for me!
Thanks to Risser for keeping us in the know! Risser explains in her post that it’s common for MAC and Bobbi Brown to pop up with counterfeit items but it’s not everyday you see Jill Stuart being duped like this!
This is rather sad for people who are new to the brand, not knowing the color selection and buying these blindfolded and being screwed over! Very sad!
Since MAC Mutiny Pigment is my current obsession I’ve been looking through my collection for various items to pair up with it!
Since it’s so beautiful I did decide that it would be best to try it all by itself when I finally get around to doing an FOTD with it!
However, while seeking colors to match up with it, right under my nose, happened to be MAC’s Pop Blue/Black Funk Dual Ended Eye Pencil from the Heatherette Collection!
Ahhh a marriage most wonderful!
How about you?
What are you pairing up with it?
Tell the Muse!