Musings of the Day
You read beauty blogs, you read consumer reviews on forums and beauty sites, you read magazines, and you watch TV adverts.
Question is of all those things who is it that influences your beauty purchases the most?
Is it something that you see on your fav beauty blog? Or maybe a friend told you how you have to try out this new shampoo she loves. How about TV advertisements or magazines?
Who Influences Your Beauty Purchases?
Jump ahead to hear my influences!
For the most part I’m influenced by some of my fav beauty bloggers and also websites and the like. Say I wander onto Sephora and see something that captures my interests, that will likely cause an immediate need to purchase an item. I’m one that loves pretty pictures and the likes. If I see something advertised on a model such as items from many Bobbi Brown launches, I instantly want it as the model is always so picture perfect and flawless.
I’m also a huge follower and reader of beauty blogs so those also influence my need for product.
Forums and online communities also feed my need for beauty.
How about you?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Share your beauty horror stories!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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?
Tell the Muse!
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….?
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?
Do you draw limits on what they should and shouldn’t concentrate on makeup and skincare wise?
Tell the Muse!