We are soon closing up 2007 and a New Year will be upon us within a few days! In celebration of that I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite products of the year!
Asking me to choose a single favorite item in each category is impossible so I’ve listed a few of them instead! My mind changes often and my taste in makeup changes day to day so something that may have been my favorite last week is probably not the same this week! Most of the items on my list are items that I’ve really enjoyed using this year! Some are age old favorites while some are brand new items! I wish I could take the time out to type a little something about each but if I did we’d end up with a huge blog entry to say the least! I’ve just decided to list my favorites and if I’ve reviewed them before or featured them I’ve included a link so if you’re inclined to find out more you can click the link and be magically transfered to the review or impression I got of the item! You can also comment or e-mail me a question about any of the items and I’ll be happy to help!
I’d really love to hear about your favorite items this year too so please by all means comment or e-mail me You don’t need an account to comment It’s open for everyone!
Much happiness for a great New Year! I hope Musings will be bigger and better this coming year with more of what you want!
Thank you for being such loyal readers! I appreciate each and everyone of you greatly!
On with the show!
MAC Mineralized Eyeshadow Duo in Earthly Riches (See my FOTD with Earthly Riches by Clicking Here)
Canmake Metallic Eye Shadow in 01 (See my Spotlight on Canmake by clicking here)
NARS Eyeshadow in Night Star
Majolica Majorca Eyeshadows in WT963, Rd422, and BL724
MAC Eyeshadows in Firespot, Passionate, Parrot, Black Tied, and Magic Dust
Urban Decay Eyeshadiw in Uzi and Grifter
Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Eye Color in PK 872 (Click here for more on Beaute de Kose’s Star Twinkle Collection)
Susie N.Y. Resort Collection Eye Color Paradise Duos in 01, 02, 03
KATE Dual Carat Eyeshadows in RD-1 and SV1
Eye Pigments, Shimmers, Glitters, Etc….
B Never Metallic Loose Powder
Too Faced After Glow Loose Powder and Pressed Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Pigments in Silver Fog, Quietly, White Gold, Your Ladyship, and Quick Frost
MAC Glitters in Reflects Gold and Blackened Red
KATE Loose Eyeshadow in Bu1, SV1, PK1, and GD1
Bourjois Paris Ombre a Paupieres Loose Eyesshadow in 23
Urban Decay Primer Poton
Beaute de Kose Mascara Fantasist
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander
Excel Maxi Glamour Lash (Click here for my review)
Guerlain Gold Overcoat (Click here to see more of the Guerlain Gold Holiday)
Majolica Majorca Lash Freeze
KISS Overcoat in Pink
Blinc Mascara Primer
Clio Blush in Rose Pink (Click here to see my review on Clio Blushes)
MAC Blush in Fab
The Body Shop Solar Duo Blush in 01
Signature Club A Mistake Proof Blush
NARS Blush in Desire
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Shimpagne (Click here
to see me wearing Shimpagne)
Bare Minerals Gold Gossamer (Click here
to read more)
Gransenbon Gran Brush in 10
Excel Highlighter Blush in G2
Morgen Schick Hide and Highlight Palette
Favorite Makeup Collections from 2007
Guerlain Holiday Collection (Click here to see my collection of Holiday Guerlain)
Givenchy’s Diamantisimme Holiday Collection (Click here to see my collection of Givenchy’s Holiday Collection)
MAC C-Shock (Click here to see my collection from C-Shock)
MAC Smoke Signals (Click here to see my collection from Smoke Signals)
Barbie Loves MAC
T’estimo Spring Collection (Click here for my T’estimo Spring Collection)
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Benefit Lemon Aid
Philosophy Airbrushed Fingerpaints Concealer Palette
Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Mosaic Powder
Physicians Formula CoverToxTen
Lip and Cheek Stains
Vincent Long Gel Cheek and Lip Stain
Loreal Pinch of Color Stain
Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain
Majolica Majorca Flesh and Blood Cheek Stain
Morgen Schick Healthy Flush Cheek Stain
MAC Lipstick in Thrills
MAC Lipstick in Queen’s Sin
Cynthia Rowley for Avon Lipstick in Plum Orchid (Read more about the Cynthia Rowley Collection for Avon by Clicking here!)
Shu Uemura Gloss Lacquer in Radical Fuchsia (Click here
to see my review)
Du-Wop Lip Venom in Pink Shimmer
Majolica Majorca Imitation Kiss in 2
Sony CP Curvy Lip Silicon in Clear
MAC Lipglass in Red Romp (See my FOTD using Red Romp by clicking here
MAC Plushglass in Full for You
Aube Fruitina Lipgloss in 14 and 16
Other Lip Items
Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers
Stila Belle of the Ball glitter Eye Shadow Palette (Click here
to read more about Stila “Asia” Only Haul)
MAC Smoking Eye Quad (Click here
to read more about my Smoke Signal Haul)
MAC Gentle Fumes Eye Quad (Click here
to read more about my Smoke Signal Haul)
Awake Stardom Eye Quad (Click here
to read my review about the Stardom Eye Quads)
Lunasol Geminate Eye Palette in Diamond (Click here
to read more about my Lunasol Geminate Eye Palette Haul)
Bobbi Brown Metallics Eye Palette in Burnt Sugar (Click here to see my FOTD and Review of Burnt Sugar and Click here to see some more about this palettes!)
Majolica Majorca Holiday Majolook Palette in SV801 (Click here to see my FOTD and Tutorial for SV801 and Click here to see my MJ Holiday Haul)
Gransebon Gran De Eyes Palette in 15
Susie N.Y. Eyeshadow Quad in 11
NARS Night Series Palette (Click here to see more details on this palette!)
T’estimo Frame Impact Eye Palette in 03 (Click here to see the Fall and Spring Palettes with my Impressions of each!)
T’estimo Layered Impact Eye Palettes in 04 and 05
Esprique Precious Full Sparkle Eyes in S-0
MAC Technakohl Eyeliner
KATE Super Sharp Eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Jeweling Pencils
Mark Star Eyeliner Pencil
MAC 183 (See my recommendation by clicking here)
Bare Escentuals Eye Buki Brush
Mally Curved Blending Brush
Lush Cosmetics Icon
Lush Cosmetics Ginger
BPAL Perfume Oils in Crypt Queen, Dana O’Shee, Pink Moon, and Pruno (Want to learn more about BPAL Perfume Oils? Click here!)
Love Magical Perfurmerie Candy Pop Perfume Oil (Click here to read my review on Candy Pop)
Lush Skins Shangri La
Philosophy When Hope is not Enough
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream
Kose Airy Whip
Lush Ultra Bland (Click here to learn more about Lush Skincare)
Lush Ocean Salt
Philosophy Microdelivery Wash (Click here to read my review!)
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Fruit Face Scrub
Lush Tea Tree Water
Lush Breath of Fresh Air
Face Masks, Treatments, Etc…
Boire Deep Cleaning Nose Strips
Boire Self Heating Face Masks
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Nose Mask
Sony Blackhead Off Stick
Pola Hot Cleaning Gel
Pola Deep Cleaning Nose Wash for Blackheads
Bloom Shower Gel in Energy
Bliss Shock Therapy
Lush Snowcake (Click here to see my Snowcake Haul!)
Lush Ghost (Click here for my review on Ghost)
Philosophy Bubbly (See my ravings on Bubbly by clicking here)
Bath and Body Works Temptations 3 in 1 Shower Gel in Iced Tea Twist and Forever Frosting
Isle of Eden Body Scrub in Bombshell
Philosophy Pink Lemonade (Click here for my review)
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Scrub
Philosophy Senorita Margarita Body Scrub
Philosophy Candy Cane Body Scrub
Tone Quick Absorbing Body Lotion
Lush Sexy Peel
Cherriflip Citrus Whip Truffle
Lush Haagen Bath
Lush Sex Bomb
Pich Posh Peach Bellini
Bubbles of Rockport Bloomin’ Raspberry Bubble Bar
Bubbles of Rockport Chocolate Covered Cherry
Lush Creamy Candy
Lush The Comforter
Those are my favs of the year! How about you? What are your favorites this year?
Tell the Muse!
Sephora has a guideline of Beauty Resolutions for us all and I thought I’d see how many of these “resolutions” apply to me!
Hmmm Let’s see shall we?!
I will use SPF everyday!
Check! I do indeed use SPF everyday and so should you and if you’re not I highly suggest it. Be you 13 or 55 start using it before you destroy your skin!
I will wash my face everyday!
(Click here to learn about my skincare regime)
No problem got this one covered too! I’m actually anal about washing my face so we should be a ok! Remember kids remove your makeup before going to bed!
I will spend less time on my hair!
(Click here to learn how I simplified my haircare!)
Hells I barely spend anytime at all on mine so we should be safe here! It’s either in a bun or it’s flying around my head doing a bad Little Orphan Annie imitation (Those are the days I wander around the city trying to locate my very own Daddy Warbucks!).
I will lose weight!
(Click here to see how you can lose weight using a ligploss!)
It’s not that easy Sephora! I’ve been trying for years and I’m still quite short and round! I’ll try harder. Promise. I’ll even use lipgloss to aid me!
I will try a new scent!(Click here to read about the new scent I tried recently!)
Hey! Got it covered! I tried a new scent recently and I’m always on the look out for new blends! Check!
I will create the perfect smoky eye!
(Click here, here, and here to see some “smoky” eye looks)
I dunno if it’s perfect but I definately love creating some dramatic looks with grays, blacks, and silvers!
I will be more adventurous!
(Click here, here, and here to view some adventurous makeup looks)
I’m adventurous! I plan on bungee jumping off the Empire State Building in 2008! Until than I’ll settle on being adventurous with my makeup and we all know by now how very bold I am with makeup!
I will keep my Beauty organized!(Click here to see how organized I am!)
I dunno if I’d call my beauty organized but I sure do try to attempt to have some sort of organization with my cosmetics!
I will feed my skin healthy ingredients!(Click here to read about my past posts about Lush Fresh Cosmetics!)
No problem! Lush has me covered!
I will treat my hair with respect!(Click here to read more about haircare!)
We’ve already been through this haven’t we?!
I don’t personally have any Beauty resolutions for myself but answering the Sephora one’s was sure fun
Do you have Beauty Resolutions? Anything you aren’t doing and should be with your skincare regime? Are you wanting to be more adventurous with your makeup application?
Tell me about ‘em!
I’m all ears!
I’ve tried the Bare Minerals face kit and found it lacking so now I’m being a glutton for punishment and currently lemming this:
Don’t ask me why but this set somehow intrigues me. It looks cheap as hell but I can’t resist the lure for some odd reason!
Maybe it’s the marbleized blush? Could be the tacky cheap brush? I’m not sure what it is but it’s pulling me in and somehow I feel myself clicking submit and buying this (only to be disappointed I’m POSITIVE)!
Have you tried Pur Minerals?
Convince me! Because I’m curious!
The Muse’s mates at Kiss and Makeup have bestowed a great honor upon the Muse by picking her as one of their Top Ten Beauty Blogs they love!
The Muse loves Kiss and Makeup and can’t begin to say how wonderful she feels they choose her as a blog they read daily!
Thanks to the lovely folk at Kiss and Makeup the Muse is tickled pink!
You can read more about the top ten blogs by clicking here! I see Christine from Temptalia made the list, PJ from A Touch of Blusher, and Bjooti from Sweden plus 7 other great blogs! This is a great way to discover some new blogs you may not have read before!
I found this while browsing around Sephora:
I’m not makeup artist and I just dabble a bit and try to create nice looks but I’m far from an expert but the look you see above was created by a Too Faced Makeup Artist.
How does one state one’s opinion without being rude?
This kinda looks crummy.
Her lips and cheeks are nice but the eye makeup is so sloppy plus it appears they aged the girl about 20 years with that bronze color!
Am I being too harsh?
Click here for details on what was used.