Beauty Bits & Bobs

Musings of the Day: The Pressure Is On

Picture this….

The Muse is at her local makeup counter (pick a counter, any counter) and a MA (makeup artist) stops over to start pimpin’ her wares.  Maybe this is the Muse’s first time trying this brand or her normal MA is on vacation or some such thing.

Now when have you headed to a counter or even Sephora and NOT run into some aggressive MA.  I think it’s rare to not run into someone who wants to sell you the entire counter and than some more.  I mean anything….orange foundation?  “Oh my god this color is perfect for you!”  Vomit Colored Eye Shadow?  “This will really brighten up your eyes!”  And on and on and on…..

Which brings me to today’s Musings!

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Are you a push over?

Do you handle aggressive MA’s or sales reps with an iron fist?

Or do you get sucked into their vortex and end up spending money on stuff you really didn’t want to begin with!

Jump ahead to find out if the Muse is a stand up kinda girl or a big mush when the pressure is on at the counter.

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Philosophy The Supernatural Coloring Book Review and Swatches

This Muse wasn’t placing any bets on absolutely loving the new Philosophy Supernatural Coloring Book.

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It’s a little expensive, a little bit too tiny for the price, and well…the colors aren’t exactly as bright and fun as I like ‘em. Turns out it’s a total winner and comes with my highest Muse Approval to date.

They were so not kidding when they said this contained everything I needed to create a super natural face. Then I saw my face and now I’m a believer people!

Take the jump to hear the rave!

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Beauty News: Hard Candy Is Back!

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The Muse was busy Musing about the return of Hard Candy way back before it even became common news that indeed the brand was making a come back.

The gods have granted our wishes and Hard Candy shall be making an appearance in one week’s time!

Joy! Happiness!

Spread the love after the jump.

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Sephora Fame Lip Gloss

Oh my little eye spies something that shall grace a clearance bin near you soon!

Check it, FAME lipgloss!

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Call me terrible but I’m taking bets that Fame will bomb at the theater.  I remember seeing the preview for it when I went to see Harry Potter (another bomb of a movie) with friends and thinking, “oh noes” my thoughts were quickly followed up by my mate Martin saying in a rather loud voice, “Oh my god that looks SOOO good!”  Moral of the story is that his sarcasm was so thick people in the theater cracked up after his little statement.   Guess I’m not the only one that feels it’s a miss.

Thank god it’s only a gloss….I’d have to worry about NOT wanting to live forever if they decided to milk the cash cow and create an entire line of makeup for the movie.

Shuddering in fear just thinking about it.

But if by chance you’re wanting to punish yourself you can snag Sephora Fame Lip Gloss in 5 shades for $10 bucks each.

As for the Muse, she’ll wait until it hits the sale bin (or not).

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Yay or Nay: Bath and Body Works Fall Halloween Collection 2009

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By now I’m sure you’ve laid peeps on the new Bath and Body Works Fall slash Halloween Collection.  Oh my god how devastatingly disappointing!

Aside from plenty of hand soap (pump that hand soap with swine flu going around we are so going to need it) and a few odd home fragrance items there isn’t a whole lot to get my blood boiling.

I was ever so hopeful for a shower gel or two?  If not at least a round of body sprays in Fall friendly scents?

Nope, nada.

What do you think?

Bath and Body Works Fall Collection a yay or a nay for you?

Big nay for me, hopeful Holiday will tickle me more.

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