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Musings of the Day: Packaging Rat

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When you buy new makeup be it MAC or anything else, do you keep the boxes and packaging it comes with?

Are you a pack rat?

The Muse normally keeps special items in their boxes. And sometimes she even keeps packaging for expensive brands, for example all my Givenchy blushes and shadow quads are kept in their boxes even if they aren’t LE. MAC boxes I normally toss unless it’s a special packaging like FAFI or Barbie, etc…

I used to keep Bobbi Brown in all the packaging but lately I toss it out even LE palettes I find that I toss the boxes which surprises me considering how anal I am about my cosmetic collection.

Crummy packaging, even if the item is LE, normally gets tossed. For example Urban Decay’s sometimes has cruddy plastic packaging on LE items and I just toss that out. I also do this with LE Japanese brands products such as KATE palettes that are LE…the packaging is just plastic so I normally toss it, same for Lavshuca.

I actually wish I can get out of keeping boxes and packaging because it’s such a hassle to store, organize, and even find items I’m looking for when everything is in little boxes.

I guess this makes me a bit of a packaging rat and a bit of a tosser depending on brands and such!

How about you?

Packaging rat?

No way! I toss it!

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: MAC Attack!

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I’m such a makeup geek so I’m of course loving this Musing!

So spill it…just single shadows….How many MAC shadows do you have in your stash?

Find out my answer after the jump!

Just counting my singles, not my doubles or my palettes, I was surprised to learn I don’t have nearly as many MAC single eye shadows as I thought I did!

Grand total:

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Musings of the Day: Favorite Eye Cream

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I’m actually asking this question for my own personal gain as I’m curious what the HG of all eye creams really is! I’ve searched high and low for a good eye cream and have yet to really find my holy grail eye cream.

Jump ahead to read which ones I’ve tried that I do like…

I’m about to start rounding up eye creams and start testing driving a few of ‘em for Musings and do a full on article about my findings so I’m pretty curious what everyone’s favs are!

For me, La Mer The Eye Concentrate is without a doubt the best eye cream I’ve ever had the privy of touching with my greedy little hands. I’ve only briefly tried small samples but I seen results almost instantly in those times I tried it. Sadly, I seriously can’t afford the price. I’d totally buy it if it was bigger but for such a small size I can’t really think about spending that much icon sad

Sniffle.

I also really like DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Cream which works quite well but isn’t really as moisturizing as I’d like sadly. And finally I’m a fond fan of Dr. Denese HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Eye Serum.

Aside from these I haven’t really found anything else that I really absolutely adore….so I’ll be diving more fully into eye creams over the next few weeks to see what works well, what doesn’t work, and what could be HG material!

How about you?

What are your favs?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Spring Collection 2009 Haulage

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Happy Weekend Everyone! I’m not around but I made sure to schedule a few posts for you while I was away so you won’t miss me! Aren’t I super sweet?

So…

What Spring Collections 2009 have you sunk your teeth into so far? Whatcha haul?

Tell the Muse, she wants to know so she can drool all over your delicious purchases!

Jump ahead to read what I’ve gotten so far!

I share just about everything I get with you anyway but just in case you missed something here’s what I hauled so far!

Smashbox Muse Blush Rush

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

Smashbox Muse Lip Paint

Too Faced Smurfette Collection

MAC Dame Edna Collection

Clarins Instant Gloss

Philosophy Pink Frosted Cake Shower Gel

NARS Spring Collection

Bobbi Brights Eye Palette

Guerlain Eye Shadow Primer

Philosophy Red Licorice Shower Gel

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel

Benefit Coralista

Urban Decay Cream Shadows

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipsticks

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick

Givenchy Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow

Givenchy Sari Glow Blush

Tarte The Eraser Concealer

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lipstick

Spill it!

What have you stashed away so far?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Economy Beauty Woes

The Muse was wondering how is the current economy influencing your beauty purchases?

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Are you cutting back on your normal hauls? Saving more?

I’m very, very anal about setting budget goals for just about everything in my life. I plan cosmetic releases (and non cosmetic things) down to the last penny but occasionally I do go over budgets that I set for myself but it’s quite rare. I think present economic situation has definitely influenced my purchasing as I’m not so quick to jump on board purchasing every single shade of aqua eyeshadow put out. I’m a tad bit more conscious of asking myself do I really need this or do I have two dozen of the same thing at home? I’m also pretty tame with my MAC hauling late. I honestly don’t think this has too much to do with the economy so much as it has to do with scaling back some as sometimes I do realize that I have a bit TOO much stuff hanging around!

How about you?

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