Musings of the Day

What’s Your Most Recent BIG Luxury Beauty Purchase?

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Have you had a recent BIG luxury beauty purchase? Something grossly expensive that you treated yourself to?

What was it?


What Makeup and Beauty Are You Hoarding?

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Hello, I’m the Muse and I’m recovering pigment collector who’s in remission for nearly 10 years now. Yeah, I use to hoard pigments. I think maybe at this point in my makeup life I have enough pigments that I can maybe combing with a mixing medium and create shimmery bricks which in turn can be used to build a sparkly little cottage on a English hill somewhere overlooking the ocean.

What Makeup and Beauty Are You Hoarding?




Hey world!

What’s the story morning glory?

Hope everyone is doing well and gearing up for the weekend. Sadly, the rain and gloom won’t stop around here. Where is Spring!? Gotham has had a rain cloud over its head for the past several days!

I spent my lunch at the Caron’s Boutique today. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t lay me lay out a picnic in the middle of the floor, they wouldn’t let drink from the perfume fountains, nor was it possible to swim or bath in any of the fragrances.

Damn sales reps.

I did walk away with two new puffs even though they told me absolutely no drinking directly from the fountains like Homer Simpson at the Kwik-E-Mart slurpee machine even with a purchase! I typically use the puffs for not only makeup but also for my Lush and Lady Primrose body powders. Yeah, it’s all Dita Von Teese up in my bedroom and on my vanity. I believe it’s illegal to charge that much for a puff but no one has yet arrested or charged Caron with anything. I figure with the amount of Caron puffs I currently own I can just think of them as an investment for my unborn child’s college fund should I have a kid one day. Either that or think of it as “I’ll buy a new BMW” fund.

What else is new around here?

I lost 3lbs in a week without even trying! I had a terrible fight with my best friend. I’m testing out Urban Decay’s Summer 2015 Collection and hoping to get reviews live next week. I don’t really feel like eating but I’m dying for extra spicy Som Tam! Is that weird? And I’m now the proud of owner of the very bogus digital copies of Star Wars (not loving!). Han’s thawing from carbonite change, not sure I like. Y u change sh1T Mr. Lucas? Oh and the fact Sheldon and Amy “spent the night” together makes me very happy!

So I wish you a TGIF and apologies for the lack of posts. I’m really off my game I know this and I’m working hard to redeem it!

Hope you’re having a great week and you’re looking forward to your Friday and weekend ahead!

Happy Weekend!

See you Monday!

Feel free to share what’s been happening in your week and what your weekend plans are!

Talk soon!


To Beard or Not to Beard That is the Question

Beards are apparently a hot and very trendy topic at the moment. If you live in New York I’m positive you’ve run across many a man sporting a beard. Sometimes unkempt, other times utterly trimmed to sheer perfection.

My personal favorite beard of choice would belong to my lovely friend Dusty. As far as I’m concerned he’s the only man alive that can have a beard and rock it hardcore.

It’s a funny thing as I see more and more products catering to beards. Beard oils, beard combs, hell Etsy has a crazy amount of beard related paraphernalia and grooming products. I mean there’s even like a fragrance mist for beards. Beards in the beauty industry are obviously VERY hot at the moment.

I’ve always sat and wondered how I’d handle having a beard. I mean are there issues with like beard crumbs after eating? Do you have to shampoo and condition your beard? Does it smell bad if you don’t? When you’re at a club does your beard get that weird smoky smell that sometimes clings to your hair after a night out? Do you have like bad beard days where your hair is standing up in all sorts of weird directions? I mean I already have a crazy skincare regimen plus add to the fact I have crazy hair (it’s long, wavy, and a pure bitch to take care of) plus a host of other girly issues and I cringe thinking how difficult it must be taking care of a beard.

I have to say one of the most surprising beards I’ve run across is Jamie Dornan. I dunno what it is but his beard kinda is a personality all itself. If you see him in an interview you can’t take your eyes away from the beard. It’s like they are interviewing the beard and not Jamie. It feels like it’s a separate entity. I can’t take my eyes off. Mind you this isn’t because I like his beard, it’s just so RIGHT THERE and I can’t seem to take my eyes off it. It’s unexpected and doesn’t seem to fit him for some reason.

Let’s not also forget about Ten’s beard. His grows in slightly ginger. You watch the man for several years running around in a trench coat and converse with the perfect head of hair and suddenly one day he wakes up with a beard and flat hair. It’s rather disturbing. Fan girls everywhere are still weeping that his smooth face and perfectly coiffed hair are gone forever more. I call his new look the Broadchurch.


Fassy has a bit of a beard going on as well but I guess we can forgive his stupid sexy hotness. I mean Fassy’s beard crosses oceans so you have to give him a little credit!

I, myself, happen to be a huge bishounen boy fan myself. Smooth face is the way to go. Maybe a bit of stubble is nice but not all the time! But a full beard? No. It’s just not how I like my guy! I prefer a nice smooth face!

If you were a guy would you sport a beard? Seems like a lot of work to me haha!

Do you like guys with beards or are you all about a smooth face?

Do share!


How Do You Revive and Refresh Your Complexion?


I haven’t treated my body very well the last few days. Lack of sleep, lack of food, overworking myself, and many other factors are starting to show up on my face. I have dark circles, puffiness, and my skin is starting to look very dull, tired, and lackluster. Even concealer under my eyes and BB Cream isn’t helping!

When you’re complexion starts to suffer because you’re treating yourself poorly how do you revive and refresh?