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Teen Corner: Pigment Pressing Tutorial

If you’re a great reader of beauty blogs like the Muse you must make several stops to Makeup Bag a day (it’s ok you can admit your addiction to this great site)!

A wonderful and beautiful lady runs the site by the name of Erika and she has three gorgeous daughters one of which writes a column each week entitled Teen Corner.

This week I did so have to share with you, if you hadn’t already seen it, Bree’s (Erika’s daughter) fantastic Pigment Pressing Tutorial!

I’ve seen plenty pigment pressing tutorials but I find Bree’s entertaining and fun to read and quite helpful so I really HAD to link her!

Go visit this adorable girl icon smile

I’m sure her mum is very, very proud of her fantastic, witty, and clever beauty posts!

Ahhh…the future of beauty blogging lays in the hands of the young (the Muse is feeling old today lol) icon wink

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Majorca Majolica Holiday Collection 2007

Does Iris EVER fail us?

The first high quality images that I’ve seen for Majorca Majolica’s Holiday Collection have been graciously shared with us by my most lovely mate Iris on Rouge Deluxe!

Head on over and have a tissue ready to catch the drool (or in my case I’m actually foaming at the mouth after seeing this collection!) that will dribble from your mouth!

The new Majolook palette looks amazing as does the Lash Freeze!

I’m thinking I need two Lash Freeze, one eye palette, and powders!

Start making your list and checking it twice as this collection will be out on November 21st (and it can’t come soon enough for eager Muses everywhere!)!

I’m loving that MJ is keeping with the diamond sparkle theme/trend of the season!

What do you want?

Tell the Muse!

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Your Resource for Japanese Cosmetic Reviews

I’ve been meaning to get to this for ages and never had a chance!

If you’re by chance looking for a review on older or new Japanese Cosmetics I’ll tell you my #1 resource to find out if I should or shouldn’t purchase an item!

You’re thinking I’m going to recommend you visit Rouge Deluxe but actually I’m not. Now I visit my lovely, sweet, gorgeous friend Iris at Rouge Deluxe obsessively 5 times or more a day ( Hey I’m her biggest fan!)!

But when I’m seeking out a review on Japanese products I must deem Kathi the Queen of reviews. You probably know her from Cozy or you probably know her from MUA. She’s an absolute walking encyclopedia for all good things Japanese!

With that said I recommend you have a visit with her and go through her archives of over 200 cosmetics that she’s used, taken photos of, and reviewed (I find myself drooling whenever I go back to some of her older reviews)!

If you’re an MUA member you can check here out by clicking here.

If you’re not an MUA member you’ll have to become a member to read the reviews icon smile Being an MUA member has it’s benefits and it’s well worth your time as it’s a good source of cosmetic information!

Kathi’s a sweetie and a wonderful girl and takes time out of her busy schedule to do some incredible reviews! I dunno what I’d do without her!

So an Ode to Kathi and her great reviews on MUA!

Thanks for making the world of Japanese Cosmetics all the more brighter my friend!

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Nordstrom Exclusive: MAC Keepsake

A most gorgeous friend and reader of Musings of a Muse has pictures up of her latest haul!

Check out Stephanie’s blog by clicking here to view her haul!

She has up pictures from the Nordstrom MAC Exclusive that I didn’t get! I have Shimmertime pigment and the Softsparkle Pencil already which was why I didn’t purchase this set but now seeing Steph’s pictures I’m wanting this set!

You can also see the rest of her Holiday haul icon smile

Good purchases Steph! Thanks for sharing with us and the Muse can’t be held responsible if a ton of people want to kidnap Daisy after seeing her on your blog icon wink

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Biteki Magazine Holiday Collections Feature

Sometimes I think I need my mate Betsy on board to keep this blog updated icon wink Without her you wouldn’t get this special little treat I’m about to give you!

The Muse hadn’t checked Biteki’s site in a bit and it appears, thanks to Betsy for alerting me, that the Holiday Collection pull out is up and available on the site.

Biteki is a Japanese magazine that is sadly not available here in the US! Sometimes if you happen to be lucky you can nab older copies on E-bay or the Muse wanders through drugstores in Chinatown in hopes of nabbing a copy! On a rare occasion you can get a copy that’s…..wait for it….6 months to a year old *sigh*

However, the good news is you can always visit the website! The Muse just happens to be picky and likes to have a hard copy of the mag in her hand!

Anyway.

The good news is the holiday collections are up and on the site! You can check them out by clicking here. 17 pages of pure Holiday bliss! This features US and Japanese brands so you get a little mix of great and wonderful!

Sincerely, take a look at the site because it really does give a great break down of holiday “It” collections! I truly wish the US offered a better beauty magazine that did this!

Of course Betsy should be taken out and beaten for making the Muse’s wish list triple! But I love her so I’ll forgive her! Just this once.

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Enjoy the Holiday Previews in Biteki! And let the Muse hear all about your wish list!

My comment box and my ears are open!

Update: Duh! I just noticed that Rouge Deluxe also has a feature on Biteki and also Voce! Click here to have a peek!

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