Bits & Bobs
You may have noticed I haven’t been posting much the last few days. I’ve had a few technical issues and I’m also getting ready to launch a new and improved blog for you which is taking a little bit of my time to get off the ground.
Give me some time and I’ll be back in fighting force shortly.
Today’s Musings is about replenishing your stock of “things I use everyday”. You know what I mean…you reach for ‘em daily, like mascara, foundation, primer, etc….
I recently had to make a list of items I was running low on so now is a perfect time to Muse about what I need and hear what you’re running out of and need to replace.
Check it after the jump!
Oi! Free stuff chicas!
We likey free stuff don’t we?
Maria Cornejo Designs Exclusive Travel Bag Trio for Beauty.com has a slew of goodies inside to tempt and tease you into dishing out $100.
Take the jump for the details!
Now is a great time shop Beauty.com for your Fall hauls as you’ll recieve this one of a kind designer bag filled with the following items:
- Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump and Thick Thickening Spray Gel with Collagen
- Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion
- Borba Gummi Boosters Açaí Skin Balance Confections
- Caudalie Paris Vinoperfect Night Correcting Cream
- Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Color Hold Moisture Shampoo
- Talika Paris Eye Therapy Patch
- Diana B. Scented Candle
- Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer
- Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara
- Paula Dorf Perfect Primer
- RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum CleansTM Blackhead Extractor
- Phyto Phytodefrisant
- Bvlgari Omnia Green Jade Body Lotion
- Arcona Night Breeze Heal/Protect PM
- Urban Decay Lipstick in Sellout
The total content value is $140 bucks, w00t! Get your free on people.
“This bag is based on the three shapes that always inspire the collection – a circle, a square, and a triangle,” says Cornejo. “When I was designing the bag, I was thinking of busy women like myself who, when they travel, need maximum flexibility. I love the idea that each separate compartment snaps apart so that you can separate your products and just grab one item and go!” Sounds great Maria but honestly we really want to get our hands on those samples inside.
These normally go very fast so if you’re wanting it go get it by visiting www.beauty.com/zeromariacornejo
As you read in my prior post, a new line of cosmetics has been recently released themed around the popular Twilight book and movie series. Might as well milk the cash cow with themed cosmetics. If you make them the fanpires errrr fans will come.
Honestly, I adore the idea of Twilight makeup. Hey, this is part of being a geek that never grew up. The idea of cosmetics themed around a favorite book of mine is always in style. Personally, I’m waiting for the WoW or Doctor Who cosmetic line but I’ll settle for Twilight if I must.
Jump ahead for more of my initial thoughts on Twilight Beauty.
The Muse bets any amount of money that you are wondering if she’ll indulge in some Twilight Beauty. To answer your question quickly without having to torture you too much through the babbling ahead I’ll say yes. If you want to hear me rant to do read ahead, if you’d rather just leave it at yes and wait for my reviews stop reading now.
Ahhh so you’re still here.
Here’s the deal. I’m very grumpy that they launched the site and are taking pre-orders for about 50% of the makeup. I’m an instant gratification kinda girl I am not wanting to wait until October for makeup k? If you don’t have it in stock please don’t proceed to flaunt it at me, make me want it, but tell me I have to wait until the end of October to have. Not cool guys not cool.
That’s my first rant…read more.
Ok, so I’m about to rant a little more here. Brace yourself.
I’m kinda disappointed in most of the line. As I told you in a previous post it’s split into two collections which are Luna and Volturi. Hmmm who loves the Volturi? Anyone a fan? Yea well not loving that idea but ok. I guess the basic concept is lighter vs darker and more goth. However, I don’t see too many differences between the two collections anyway so I do believe they should have just left it at “Twilight Beauty” forget the entire Luna and Volturi concept.
Here’s the low down…it breaks my heart to be so brutally honest….absolutely nothing in the collection is a must have in my humblest opinion. Nothing stands out or shouts at me to buy it. I am a tad disappointed that it wasn’t something that wow’ed me. I honestly do not have a better idea for the collection but I just don’t like it as is either. Aside from the lipstick nothing else really grabs me as a must have and my total cart is made up of four items costing around $83…..The Twilight Beauty Blushing Creme has some of my attention but it honestly looks to sheer in the photos but it’s in my cart as I’m curious. I did see one color of Twilight Beauty Lip Gloss that appeals and one shade of Twilight Beauty Staining Balm. However, I can’t really see anything special or unique about any of the items on offer. I’m particularly disappointed in the packaging which isn’t quite living up to my idea of Twilight, dare I say it looks cheap?
So yes I’m kinda feeling all brokenhearted today….I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t this. The good news is maybe after I decide on my final order and get the products I’ll be wow’ed by the quality.
What are your thoughts?
Twilight Beauty Yay or Nay?
So far my list consists of the following:
- Twilight Beauty Staining Lip Balm in Rapture (Maybe Blush too)
- Twilight Beauty Blushing Creme in Swoon
- Twilight Beauty Lip Gloss in Butterfly Kisses (Maybe Myth as well)
- Twilight Beauty Gleam Metallic Mascara in Panther
What’s your list looking like?
Thanks so much to everyone who replied and loaded up Musings. First off, apologies if you had any problems with the site today.
Secondly, I really appreciate the feedback via twitter, comments, and email to let me know if you had trouble.
And thirdly, I have no new posts for today as I didn’t have time to watermark the pictures or edit my posts that are stored up for today’s edition of Musings. Sorry guys, I’ll be back with more stuff tomorrow.
Take advantage of the time to dig around the archives bet you’ll find a post or two you never read.
I’m off for some dinner now with friends to de-stress…been a heck of a weird day.
Love you all!
See you tomorrow!