Bits & Bobs
This is by my favorite in a really long time. When I showed this to my hmmmm what to call him…I’ll have a think and get back to you….anyway when I showed him, he said it was a bit understated for me! I love it though! It’s probably my best blending to date! I thought it was great color placement! Hooray for me and my mad skillz!
I only used two colors for the entire look and some shimmering white loose powder!
Bnever Shimmering Loose Powder
Bnever White Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Adore!
Hmmmm I like understated
Questions, Comments, Suggestions? I’m ears!
I’m not entirely sure where I was when the craze of bronzers came into play! I believe it all started with Benefit’s Glamazon! I remember it well now!
Call me crazy but I’d prefer to be pale faced and pink cheeked rather then tanned and “healthy”. I believe that’s what it’s called now! You’re not only tanned but your healthy! Whoever said that is an idiot!
For two seasons or so now I’ve had the disappointment of having to deal with seeing line after line coming out dedicated to the sun, tanning, bronzing, golds, and browns, and yada yada yada!
It’s all rubbish to me! I hate the idea of a tanned, brown face. Whoever said the healthy bit after tan is the same idiot who said that a tanned face, legs and such creates a slimming appearance! Well, as far as this girl is concerned, anytime I’ve actually let myself become tanned I’ve always appeared to pack on 10 pounds with the damn tan! Hell, I’ve already round enough I don’t need a damn tan to excentuate my curves!
Now this season has totally thrown me some major curve balls. I’ve grown used to seeing the bronzers pop up, the palettes, etc..etc….
However, it appears every single line I love and adore has thrown in the hat and decided to jump on the bronzing bandwagon!
First of all, a few weeks ago, much to my sister’s delight (A sun goddess if ever I did see one), I recieved the “tan” themed Sephora catalog!
Now my sister loves this! She thought it was the next best thing since sliced bread and electricity! Me, I wasn’t as impressed! The entire damn thing had page upon page of disappointing bronzers and tanning bits!
If you know me, you realize that a majority of everything in the Sephora catalog ends up on my wish list! I flipped through this summer’s catalog and I have a wish list full of a whole lotta NOTHING! Zip, zero, NADA!
With a heavy heart I bucked myself up and convinced myself I’d be ok! MAC and my other favorite lines would not disappoint me with all this sun, tanning crap!
I’ve got news for you! They decided to disappoint me!
MAC is releasing a new color story on May 31st entitled….hold your breath for this…Sunstrip! And what do we have in this collection? Bronzing powders! Oh JOY!
Now over the course of the entire month I’ve devoured ever piece of gossip on ever line I love! Too Faced, Chanel, Lunasol (just the damn name alone gives that one away doesn’t it?), Yves Saint Laurent, Etc…etc….All the gossip reads the same. Bronzers, Bronzers, Bronzers!
I’ve reached my final straw today when I read about Shu Uemura’s Golden Summer Collection!
Even Shu Uemura has joined in the evil forces against me!
I’m ending my rant now and I’m going to drown myself in my bath tub now!
For those sun divas lucky enough to have gorgeous, slim faces to wear these colors! Good for you! Enjoy!
As for me, I’ll stick with my just pinched pink cheeks and give my wallet and credit cards a rest this summer
A marriage between green and aqua!
What I used:
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Graffti
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Peace
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Electric
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Covet
MAC Pigment in Frost
My mum always proclaimed the virtues of wearing white in the summer yet never in the winter! And black in the winter but never in the summer! It seems in her book this was some sort of unwritten law and must be abided by at all costs!
Bloody hell she’s bound to be unhappy this spring/summer as black and white have decided to have a happy marriage together this season! Frocks, capris, blouses, and shoes! Doesn’t black realize it should be hibernating in the back of our closets?
Now, growing up, my mum’s rule seemed golden and sensible! Black is a nice color but I much prefer lighter colors come summer so her “law” molded me and when the warmer weather was upon us all my browns, blacks, and darker colors were pushed deeper into my closet for a long rest while my brighter, lighter shades came out to play after a deep sleep.
This morning I woke up and I combined white, black, and silver! Tis 75 degrees out and I broke the law! The fuzz are sure to come knocking at my office door today, pick me up, lock me up, and throw away the key!
The horror of it all! How could I do such a wicked thing!
But I must say that the runways have got it exactly right this season!
The combination of black, white, and silver boggles my little mind! I’m quite happily wriggling around in the following stunning items darling:
Just don’t tell my mum ok? I’ll deny it all if you do!
The boy hmmm wait erase that let’s start over again. The man I have found myself falling love with asked me if I could choose 5 people to have dinner with who would they be and why?
I was sure to fit into the top 5 Bettie Page and Fay Wray! Who would not want to meet the epitome of class, elegance, and glamour! The two above ladies define all those adjectives and more!
Much to my surprise and amazement he asked me who Fay Wray is (or was)? God lord how could he ask such a thing! Blasphemy! I guess we will have to forgive him this time as he is British and mayhap the wonder of Fay has not reached his shoreline! I shouldn’t give him that much leeway considering Tim Curry (it always fascinates me when some brit or another has no idea who Tim Curry is! I have many a fine British friend who have no idea who this wonderful man is! My god what is wrong with you people?! Do you live under a rock? How can it be you don’t know your fellow man! But ado, I guess that is neither here nor there! I imagine Tim Curry deserves his own blog entry! Someday soon!) sung about her in Rocky Horror Picture show but I GUESS I’ll have to educate him further on the virtues of Hollywood stars of yesteryear (mind you the poor boy has been bored to tears with far less popping out of my mouth but I suspect that he’s too nice to tell me I’m making him yawn!)!
Which brings me to my post for today! Where has glamour gone pray tell? Glamour today is stick skinny girls with hair extensions that cost more than my car! Glamour consists of short skirts that are level with your…erm..well you know. Glamour today is bubblegum pop. Glamour is…Paris Hilton? NAY! Say it isn’t so! Please tell me that glamour isn’t defined as Paris Hilton like celebs!!!
I give you my definition of Glamour (and if you are nearly as smart as I think you are, you’ll agree with the way I define true elegance and beauty):
Bettie Page (Glamorous and Kinky! A marriage most wonderful!)
I may rightly have been born a few years too late to enjoy all the wonders of true glamour and now I’m subjected to conformed society who believe glamour comes in 100 pound packages and boy like shapes. Not that I am against such wonderful cut figures just that I am sad to see the glam of yesteryear so lost and gone from the looks of today!
Dita Von Teese keeps my hope alive that true glamour lives on in some girls! I, for one, try to glam it up as much as possible!
Remember it’s not always about what you look like but how you work what you were given! So work it baby! Work it!
Dita Von Teese
Was quite the little cam whore Tuesday! I reverted back to using some Urban Decay today! It’s been a while since I used UD!
This is what I’ve come up with:
What I Used:
Urban Decay Shadow in Mary Jane
Urban Decay Shadow in Goddess
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Shadow in Mermaid Blue
T’estimo Layered Impact Eyeshadow in Blue
Kiss Glamorous Volumizing Mascara
MAC Technakohl in Black
I know at least two people had asked me for a Face of the Day with the new T’estimo Grande Impact Eyes and I’ll get to it shortly! Was planning on it today but I just felt like blue! Forgive me
Just noticed I have gloss on my chin, sheesh how embarressing LOL! Well at least it’s not food or something equally terrible!
Sorta a rushed Face of the Day since my mate dropped her baby off super early on Monday morning and I didn’t really have time to put on my face correctly!
Trying to put on a face and watch a three year run around a washroom is difficult times my friends!
If you recall I had previously blogged about Black and White and the Summer Season! This is what I came up with this Monday morning:
What I Used:
KATE Loose Shimmering Powder in White
MAC Black Tied
KATE Dual Carat Eyeshadow in SV1
KATE Glamtrick Eye Palette in BK1
Tony & Tiny Eye Glitter Pencils in Black and Silver
MAC Technakohl in Black
Canmake Metallic Eyes in 01
K-Palette Star Tears Mascara
MJ Single Shadow in WT963
Comments, Suggestions, Friendly Criticism are Always Welcome!
When I originally started Musings of a Muse it was older blogs that I had snatched from my Live Journal account and placed on myspace!
I’m in a similiar situation right now with this new blog! Which means I’m tempted to move some of my older blogs from myspace and add them up here on Blogger!
What are your thoughts? Would you like some repeats? Reruns? Or shall I start fresh!
Would love your input on this!
Welcome to my nice new home!
The original home of my blog is located at myspace and although I will still be posting there I thought I’d start a little something here on a Blogger and see what becomes of it!
I also started doing videos on youtube which became quite popular all of a sudden so by all means pop over and say hello!
A little about me:
I’m 29 years old, quite the definition of kawaii I guess (or so the world tells me)! I’m an avid collector of cosmetics and although I am quite passionate about it I also adore couture, accessories, and general girly things that are not limited in anyway to one topic!
I’m a general geek which means I can take apart your computer and rebuild it in under an hour! I like to muck about with systems and such!
So…ya…I’m quite boring basically
I am, however, a great shopaholic which means I have tons of products that I’ll be reviewing, discussing, taking pics, etc..just for you!
So if you LOVE endless babble about all things girly, you are in the right place!
I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I love typing them up!
Looking forward to hearing from you all!