Musings of the Day

Puffy Eye Trend

Etude House Proof 10 Bling Eye Stick

You read that right, Puffy Eye Trend! What does it mean? Puff Eyes are trending at the moment in Asia and I’m praying to the makeup gods that we don’t see it here.

Dude, my eyes are ALREADY puffy so I must be all kinds of a in style if I hit the Asian scene. At the moment a flow of interesting products including the new Etude House Proof 10 Bling Eye Stick are launching in Korea to basically create a puffy look under your eyes.

Say what?

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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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