Musings of the Day

Musings of the Day: youTube Mania!

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My fav topic! The Muse has a serious addiction to watching youTube videos. As makeup junkies I imagine we all get our fix on youTube from time to time!

Who are some of your favorite youTube Gurus?

Here are mine in no particular order:

MissChievous



Pursebuzz



xsparkage


panacea81

Jjacks48

Nireyna


Queen of BlendingMUA

Who are your favs?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Returns!

FloridaSweety is back with a brand new video about the best way to return items at a store! I posted one of her videos previously and it got a great response as I think everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. She’s always a great inspiration to get a good conversation flowing so this morning’s Musings is all about returns!


So how do you feel about returning makeup? Do you return it or just give it to friends if you can’t use it?

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The Muse isn’t as assertive as FloridaSweety sadly so most times anything I hate ends up in the bottom of my closet in the beauty graveyard. I’m also really bad with receipts and keeping them, I throw them to the bottom of my purse and end up losing them etc….Sometimes I feel comfortable returning at Sephora but most times I don’t as everyone is terribly snotty about returns. Did you every notice what a hissy fit people have at counters and Sephora when you have to do a return? Even with a receipt they get all evil and snotty! Or is that me? This is one reason I absolutely adore shopping on Sephora’s website as it’s free return postage back and no one questions you about what was wrong with the product or gives you an attitude problem about returning it.

I really never could understand why employees get so upset about returns. It’s always a rather big deal whenever I return something and five different people have to come over and look at the item, the receipt, etc….

How about you?

Are you a “return queen”?

Do you avoid returning items?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Trying It On For Size?

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You probably all know my answer to this one right?

So when you go to Sephora or your local counter do you test makeup out on yourself? On your lips? Cheeks?

As I said you probably know my answer, a big, fat NO! I refuse to put anything on my lips, cheeks, or face at counters or Sephora. If I want to test I swatch on my hand but I’m too anal to try any of it on my face. Be it at MAC, Dior, or Sephora I don’t care what counter or store I’m at, I simply won’t test any of it.

Yuk!

Tis my anal, germ-a-phobic nature but I’m not testing any of that stuff on my face!

How about you?

How do you test at counters?

Are you a swatcher or do you test on your face?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Set It and Forget It?

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I’m curious how everyone will answer this Musing today! Do you set your foundation with powder? I know many if you that have oily skin will answer a solid yes but what about those of you with dry skin?

Find out my answer below!

I have dry skin a majority of the time and sometimes a little oily come Summer. For a rather long time I always applied my liquid or cream foundation and didn’t bother setting with powder aside from a teeny tiny amount down the sides of my nose. Just the last few months I started setting with powder and love the results. I still hate the fact that powder makes my dry skin all flaky in certain places but I love the fresher, cleaner look of my makeup thanks to the powder and the fact that it makes my foundation last a bit longer.

What about you?

Do you set with powder?

I’m especially curious about to hear about those with dry skin!

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Musings of the Day: Fav Drugstore Mascara (US Drugstore)

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Since discovering my favorite drugstore mascara I’ve wanted to shout the good word of it to all the masses…..well I already have kinda but I’ll tell you about it again after the jump!

Ok, I’m speaking of US Drugstore brands here as there are way too many awesome Japanese drugstore mascaras that rock my little world. If you choose it does have to be a US brand…those be the rules kiddies!

My choice would have to be L’oreal Double Extend Mascara, whoa I really like this stuff, sincerely. I can’t help myself but this stuff is pretty damn good. I’ve been using it daily for about a month now and simply lurve it. That’s saying something as I normally fart in the general direction of any and all drugstore mascara finds in the US, sorry if you’re a lover, I happen to be a leaver. But Double Extend changed my very life and made me a believer that great mascaras may still dwell within a US drugstore….

Brb I think I just heard an angel sing!

Name your fav mascara.

Remember US brands only, no cheating and playing with the big guns, we all know Japanese drugstore mascara rocks it so you must choose a US brand…if you can that is….

It’ll be hard but I have confidence that you can do it!

Shameless self promotion: Find my review of L’oreal Double Extend Mascara by clicking here.

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