Musings of the Day

Musings of the Day: Hold Me I’m Scared!

We haven’t mused together in such a long time. Wanna give it a go?

This is an interesting one I know, but what sorts of things simply scare the heck out you beauty wise?

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Are you terrified of poking an eye out with your liquid liner? Scared you’ll over pluck your brows? Shivering in fear that your eye lash curler will give you that extra hard pinch when you capture lid skin instead of lashes with it?

Share what scares you about beauty and jump ahead for what I’m frightened of!

Mine is really simple and in my mind the most terrifying thing ever about beauty.

Oil cleansers.

I remove much of my makeup with an oil cleanser be it from Shu, Biore, or other Asian brands. I normally take to using Philosophy Purity for makeup remover but for the most part I’m an oil user as it gets my face perfectly clean.

The problem?

Fuzzy, cloudy vision.

Oh god it scares me so badly. Isn’t it the worst that your eyes are so cloudy for a few minutes after using oil cleanser?

Ugh. Worst feeling evers.

Aside from that not much else scares me beauty wise and I can’t possibly think of anything worst than walking around with fuzzy vision.

Eeep!

Share your beauty horror stories!

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Musings of the Day: When Swapage Goes Terribly Wrong!

I love swapping makeup. I haven’t done so in a long time but I adore hanging out on Cozycot, Specktra, MUA, etc…to discuss makeup, do cps, or just enjoy a swap or two. Which brings me to today’s Musings.

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Have you ever had a swap that went wrong? Maybe you’ve been swap-lifted? Gasp! Or got the item and it was in totally gross condition?

Tell me your swap story and jump ahead for my tales of swapage that have gone terribly wrong!

Honestly, I’ve only ever been blessed with the best swap partners. Particularly my good friend Iris comes to mind when I think of hardcore CP’ing. I swear Iris must curse the day she met me because she’s probably never got such requests as the ones I loaded on her. Truly a swapper/cp’er extraordinaire.

Personally, I stink at cps, swaps, trading, etc….since I started Musings. I just have no time to complete a good cp and I’m a total wash up. It’s so bad I just stopped offering altogether.

But days of old when swapping was my game I’ve been lucky enough to always have a great partner to trade with. I can only recall two times that I had a problem with a swap and I’ve never mentioned them on the Internet until now but have been known to make my friends laugh rather loudly when I tell them that swapping can sometimes be disgusting.

Generally I never look to swap anything used. I’ve been known to swap away gently used items however I personally don’t want used items. I know I’m so anal, apologies. Moral of the story is everything I’ve ever swapped for was brand new aside from this one time when I decided to swap for a MAC Cream Blush. At the time the girl who contacted me wanted something really badly from my list and she had absolutely nothing I wanted. But she was begging and pleading with me so I felt bad enough to give in and select an item from her list. I ended up going with a MAC Cream Blush that said “gently used”…honestly I had no intention of using it because I know how I am, miss germ-a-phobe, but since her list consisted of 99% used goods it was the only item that looked somewhat good. I was thinking once I got it I could just put it back up for swap.

I got it alright but the description failed to tell me that the swap also included hair. Omg so gross. The compact had two strands of long brown hair. Can I tell you I didn’t even bother opening it. I took one look at the blush through the transparent plastic barrier and proceeded to ditch it.

Ew!

Just ew!

To add insult to injury she included two extras. Extra that were also used…as in used chapstick in Cherry and some no name lipstick that was equally used almost completely used up…maybe 50% lipstick remained.

To say I was horrified is an understatement.

That’s about the worst swapping experience I’ve had thankfully.

How about you?

What are some of your swap nightmares?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Picture Perfect and Airbrushed Finish!

I was just looking at the new Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System on Sephora and hoping I’d win the lotto so I can make extremely over indulgent airbrush gadgetry purchases.

I’ve never been airbrushed before but when I’m rich and famous I plan to airbrush every part of my face and body thanks so much.

Which brings me to my Musings for today! Would you use an in home airbrush system to get yourself picture perfect? Have you used one before? What did you think?

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Tell the Muse and click below to hear my tale!

As luxurious and incredible as an airbrush of my very own sounds I so know I’d make an utter mess of application. I’d probably end up foundationing my bathroom walls instead of my face knowing how goofy I am. I can’t recall the system but I remember seeing an infomercial a few years ago with an in home airbrush system and totally being sold on it and almost buying the bloody thing!

I’ve never had the airbrush experience but I’d totally be up for trying it out. Sephora should offer to test this out, I’d be first in line!

What do you think?

Loves the thought of an at home airbrush system?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Manly Beauty Regime

According to an article on Reuters Japanese men are quite obsessed with beautifying themselves.

“Yoshitomo Sango treats his complexion to a face scrub, toner and face cream every morning before strolling to a nearby salon to get his hair done….”

Which brings me to my Musings today. What do you think of men that take part in a daily beauty ritual? Moisturizing? Toning? Maybe even applying powder or foundation….?

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Tell the Muse and click below for my view!

“Japan’s $3 billion male cosmetics market is one of the biggest in the world, accounting for nearly one-fifth of men’s cosmetics sales globally, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. It estimates the global market will reach $25 billion by 2011….”

These numbers do not shock me in the least. Japan is a culture obsessed with beauty, could be why I love the Japanese so much, and having such a large male audience in the beauty world isn’t any surprise. I think it’s great for a guy to enjoy a beauty regime of any kind he chooses be it skincare or makeup. Any guy that feels skincare is important is so in my ace book plus the Muse has never made any secret over the fact that she loves pretty men!

What do you think?

Do you think men that worry about their skincare are awesome?

Scary?

Do you draw limits on what they should and shouldn’t concentrate on makeup and skincare wise?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: MAC Colour Craft


Tis coming lovies!

Coming fast now! MAC Colour Craft releases July 9th (and is already released in a few places such as Singapore) with a big hooray from this Muse. The collection looks astounding and I’m wanting much of it!

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Which brings me to today’s Musings! What are you wanting to haul from MAC Colour Craft?

Tell it and jump ahead for my lems!

Let’s see…I want alot but not too much….if it was up to me I’d haul it all but I’m trying to be good!

What my haul will probably include:

MAC Mineralized Blushes

  • Improvise
  • Hand-finish
  • Style Demon

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Improvise

hand finished


MAC MSF
  • Sunny By Nature
  • Cheeky Bronze
  • Triple Fusion
  • Smooth Merge
  • Warm Blend

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triple+fusion

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soft+merge

cheeky+bronze


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I think I’ll skip on the shadows and not sure on the lipglosses and lipsticks. The shadows look pretty but I think they’d be a pain to apply as they are split into four shades in one tiny pan or maybe that’s me feeling that way?

All in all it looks like plenty of beautiful items and I look forward to having a peek shortly!

How about you?

What are you haulin’?

Tell the Muse!

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