Musings of the Day
Businessweek has reported that over the past year Americans have spent more than $300 million dollars to beautify their lips in supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchandise outlets. In other news more than half that amount was spent by the Muse to beautify her lips…kiddin’, kiddin’!
The most surprising thing about the article was what America’s go-to brand of lipstick actually is……
After blogging about my favorite fragrance from Annick Goutal, Petie Cherie, a few of you had asked if I could review a few of Annick Goutal’s fragrances. Honestly, I’d love to do this since I’m a hardcore fan but before I do I was curious if you’re a fan?
Wanna Muse it with me?
Are you a fan of Annick Goutal?
Any fond favorites?
Some of my favorites include Quel Amour!, Petie Cherie, and Eau d’Hadrien. I’ve always wanted to love Gardenia Passion and I keep one on my vanity at all times but it always goes so terribly incense-y on me.
One of the things that attracts me to the brand is the uniqueness of each blend, the strong, powerful formula that lingers all day with a simple spritz, plus how special each fragrance is and how it evokes a certain feeling or memory.
I really like unique, obscure fragrances that aren’t well known, are different, or just plain unique and Annick fits that bill perfectly. It’s truly fine French fragrance at its best.
How about you?
If not Annick Goutal what sort of unique or obscure fragrances do you enjoy?
Several weeks ago we Muse’d about how old we were when we first started using makeup.
I’m NOT that old but I have to say I feel positively ancient when I see girl’s that are around 10 years old at Sephora purchasing makeup or at the movie theater by themselves squealing when Taylor pops up on screen without a shirt (mind you I’m squealing with them but I’m of an age to appreciate that kinda body, are they?) or even with their own iPhones, seriously? Who pays that bloody bill?
No shame in my game, when I was 10 I was still playing with Barbie’s and crying for my mommy.
A recent study shows that girls within the US are hitting puberty at early ages. So all that technology, makeup, and hot celebs aren’t the only thing that make little girl’s older, it’s also their bodies that are displaying the signs of aging as well!
Although it’s difficult for me to believe, I do realize not everyone is dropping hard cold cash on cosmetics daily. I consider doing so a perk of Musings of a Muse but prior to there ever being a MusingsofaMuse.com I still made room for Jello aka beauty.
My beauty budget tends to flow in different directions all the time, it really all depends on what my current obsessions are. Like right now I’m on a weird fragrance kick and I’ve been trying and purchasing out new perfumes and such so my color cosmetic budget is down and my fragrance one is up. Come Winter my skincare budget will rocket as I attempt to find some miracle cure for my dry skin and of course, in the Fall I search out all the best brown and gold eyeshadow so my cosmetic budget goes back up again.
It’s every changing you see.
But on a whole, I think my beauty budget stays pretty much the same.
I fear I’m not always conscious of what goes into my cosmetics. Pretty things are my downfall but I’m not always educating myself or paying attention to the ingredients that are in some of my cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance. Honestly, cosmetics aside, everyday products are potentially hazardous to our health as well. Items we depend on daily such as shampoo and deodorant. When I’m slicking deo on, I’m seriously not consciously thinking about how it might increase my risk of cancer, I’m just assuming is safe as can be.
The Story of Cosmetics is a short film by Free Range Studios, in partnership with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.