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Musings of the Day: Do Celebs Influence Your Beauty Purchases?

Kim EOS Lip Balm

Kim K pimps EOS like its her full time job. Either she really loves EOS Lip Balm or she’s being compensated for all the Tweets, Facebook messages, etc….

And hey, she could likely love it because lord knows when I love something I tell everyone about it on every social network I’m on. Hell if I find a new concealer I adore chances are I want to take an ad out in the Sunday New York Times to share it with the world.

But my question is, do celebs influence your beauty purchases at all? Not necessarily Kim but anyone really….?

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Can You Go Without Makeup?

barbie without makeup

Barbie sans makeup

Good question right? Is it possible to leave the house without make up on? Are you comfortable in your own skin not wearing anything at all and leaving the house, facing the general public, friends, and family without a stitch on your face?

Mmmm….

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Beauty Packaging FAIL: What Bothers You About Packaging?

packaging fails

Ever run across irritating beauty packaging? Faults in the packaging of your favorite products? Things that just bug you senseless about that favorite blush you use or perhaps your cleanser?

Here are some that drive me absolutely nutty!

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Musings of the Day: Do You Dig Beauty Boxes?

Beauty Boxes

I recently had a reader e-mail and ask me a really great question (Thanks Crotchfairy!). She wanted to know what I thought of Beauty Boxes.

You know like Birchbox, Blissmo, Glossybox, etc…

I used to be a very big fan of the Little Black Beauty Box which I’m not even sure is around anymore. It was $19.95 and available, I THINK, every three months. Don’t quote me on the price or when they released it, etc…as I can’t really remember much of the details. Seemed like ages ago.

Moral of the story is…I LOVED that box. It basically introduced you to a slew of different E-tailers. Being a HUGE E-tailer and Etsy h0r I liked getting a little box introducing me to new E-tailers I never tried before. My subscription almost always introduced me to at least three or four new shops. Each box included samples and full size items including Tarts, candles, little makeup products like lip balm, and body creams, mists, etc…I think Little Black Beauty Box is really the original beauty box and kinda what started it all. Because outside of that box I don’t recall anyone else doing something similiar. UNTIL…just recently when suddenly everyone has some sort of beauty box in the works.

Pricing varies but boxes range from $10-$30 and contain both samples and and full size makeup products.

So what exactly do I think of beauty boxes?

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Which Spring 2013 Makeup Collections Are You Most Excited About?

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Collection

Yes, I said Spring 2013. Gasp! Makeup brands are already introducing Spring 2013 Collections both on counter and in drugstores. This year, Urban Decay released the Naked Basics Palettes for Spring 2013 before anyone else got the chance to say boo!

I suspect you’ll hear the word about Too Faced Spring 2013 might soon as well! Last year, they introduced it on December 20th or so. And already news of Maybelline’s Spring 2013 Collection has hit the Twitter airwaves (reviews on it coming soon!).

It might seem too early but fact is brands are introducing their Spring Collections earlier and earlier each year. Heck, I used to think January was too early for news of Spring Makeup Collections but now we hear it before Christmas even arrives.

So which collections are you most excited about?

New Spring offerings from the drugstore?

Some high end Spring goodies from fav brands like Dior or perhaps Guerlain?

Something from MAC? More news from Urban Decay Spring 2013? or Too Faced?

As for me..I guess I’m excited about it all! I’m particularly hyped to see how the drugstores evolve more and more as the years past. There offerings continue to grow and get better with each new seasonal release!

What’s your take?

Do share!

P.S. I hope you all had a wonderful Monday. It’s going on 3:30 pm here and I’m about ready to call it. I’m tired! It’s been a very long day with tons of stuff going on at once. Phew! It’s a shame that all I want to do is go home, grab a bite, and watch some TV before heading to bed early because the weather is perfect today, very sunny and warm with a little cool breeze!

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