Musings of the Day
You probably noticed the Muse doesn’t do many nail posts around here which brings me to today’s Musings of the Day!
Are you a nail girl? Do you love painting your nails? Going to the salon to have ‘em done?
Tell me about it and jump ahead for my reply!
Nope, the Muse isn’t a nail girl. She has a nasty habit of biting her nails plus she rarely paints ‘em! Gasp! Horror! I do try to make time for a mani but for the most part my nails are polish-free. I’m so jealous of people who have pretty nails and paint ‘em all pretty. Sad sigh!
It’s probably the one area of my life that I don’t pay alot of attention too. I’m all about cosmetics but I’m def not a nail girl!
How about you?
Everyone and their mum wants to change Susan Boyle. Susan’s hair, her clothes, everything about her seems to need a change if it was up to the media. After much pressure I guess she gave into it and she’s sporting a brand new look.
The question is what do you think of her new look?
Jump ahead for my take on it!
I personally thought part of Susan’s appeal was that she was an average, everyday woman with the gift of a beautiful voice. I thought she had a bright, cheeky smile and quite a nice personality. I’m not against changing or re-eventing yourself but I think part of that stemmed from her sudden popularity and if that’s what brought about the change, I for one am a tad disappointed. Change should be decided because you want it, not because someone told you that you need a change! Being your own person is what it’s about.
What do you think?
Tell the Muse!
Wanna Muse with me? I’m busy as all hades today but I sure do miss you guys. Since I’m busy missing you I thought we could Muse non cosmetic stuff today.
What? Cereal breaks up all the talk about cosmetics right? The Muse loves cereal, it brings out her inner child!
My fav cereal is Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch…I have a thing for pirates and the ocean….*shrug* I guess the Cap’n is the next best thing? Who knows but it sure is my fav cereal.
Coming up a close second would be Corn Pops…and maybe Sugar Smacks….I mean anything that has Sugar in the title has to be healthy right?
When I’m feeling adult I reach for the Raisin Bran….I’d never admit it but I do so love me some two scoops.
What’s your fav breakfast cereal?
We all have certain ways and quirks of applying our makeup. What are some of yours? Do you apply concealer first and follow with foundation? Blusher before shadow? Shadow before blusher? Do you curl your lashes after mascara or before?
Tell me how your makeup regime takes place!
Skip ahead to read how I do mine.
Although many of my friends swear to the gods that it’s a good idea to always apply full eye makeup first, the Muse doesn’t, nor does she understand how people accomplish this. Since I’m so hands on with my foundation/concealer the idea of applying a full shadow look before either strikes me as terribly out of order.
After SPF, moisturizer, eye cream, etc…this is how my makeup routine normally goes:
- Conceal under my eyes
- Conceal my lids (‘ello Benefit Lemon Aid!)
- Prime my lids
- Apply my face primer
- Apply liquid or cream foundation
- Light dusting of powder sometimes but not always (depends how my skin is behaving)
- Apply shadow
- Curl lashes
- Apply mascara
- Apply blush
- Oops almost forget lipstick and gloss!
How do you apply your makeup?
This Musings was inspired by a reader, Andreea, who was ranting about how much she hates being followed around in a shop and treated like a thief.
Andreea, I feel your pain me love.
So today’s Musings of the Day is all about counters and stores. Do you ever feel like you’re being shadowed by a rep or a store clerk when you’re at Sephora? Or at a counter?
Jump ahead for the Muse’s answer!
YES, YES, YES DAMMIT! All the bloody time. I hate going into Sephora because MA’s literally follow me around and keep asking if I need a basket. They watch me like a hawk! Everything I pick up, anything I touch, their eyes are constantly following me. It’s gotten so bad I rarely step foot into a Sephora anymore, I simply do my ordering online.
Truly I feel like a thief or something the way they follow me around. It’s not even the helpful type of following where they start foaming at the mouth about how great a product is. It’s simply following me and watching me as if I’m going to pocket a lip gloss or a blush.
It’s a rather uncomfortable feeling I rarely shop Ulta so I haven’t really experienced this their and counters do the same but mostly it’s annoying MA’s trying to score a sale. But Sephora…damn I feel like a thief. It’s really quite an uncomfortable shopping experience.
What makes me even more irritated is a bunch of teenagers will be destroying a display by playing with everything on it but no one looks at them or goes over to them but me they follow around in circles.
I find it weirdly gratifying to dump my basket on the counter and whip out my credit card. It’s like a strange way of thumbing my nose at them and saying, “SEE? I have money to buy this stuff…amazing right?!”
How about you?
Ever feel like a thief with a pocket full of money?
Tell the Muse!