Beauty Bits & Bobs

Sally Hansen HD Nail Color Giveaway

Sally+Hansen+HD+Color+Nail+Polish

Hey chicas have you heard the good word about the new Sally Hansen HD Nail Color?

HD Hi-Definition Nail Color from Sally Hansen is a collection of eight shades of pure, vivid pigment polish with a patented formula that has real liquid crystals to create a multi-dimensional color and iridescent shine!

In celebration of this exciting launch, Sally Hansen is hosting a sweepstakes on their website (www.sallyhansen.com) from July 8, 2009-September 15, 2009. One grand prize winner will receive a 32inch HD TV, three will receive an iPod Nano, and ten weekly winners will receive a Sally Hansen Gift Bag!

You can enter the sweepstakes by visiting here.

In honor of the Sally Hansen Sweepstakes the Muse is giving away five sets of Sally Hansen HD Nail Color. This is for US residents only due to shipping of liquids, sorry girls.

You can enter the contest by placing your name and e-mail address in the widget below. To double your chances of winning you can follow me on Twitter.

Good Luck!

9/8/2009 UPDATE:  This post will be updated shortly with the winners for the contest.  I had a problem with Contest Machine and was unable.

Update: Winners Alerted.

No Comments

Wants It: Temptu Retouch Blush and Temptu Retouch Blush

temptu

So I’ve been kinda drooling over the new Temptu Airbrush System, not alot mind you just a little…like maybe enough to plop it into my Sephora cart and just kinda stare at it in awe….nothing too serious I promise. I’ve only ever played with the idea of hitting submit that probably won’t happen though…maybe…kinda….sorta….

While I’m busying trying to figure out if I want to unleash $200 or more dollars on my face I came across the new Temptu Retouch Blush and Foundation.

Ohhhhh I WANTS ‘em!

Check it after the jump.

I swear they make these things with the Muse in mind so I can get all hyper and chase my tail around the room in fits of excitement over new makeups. The Temptu Retouch Blush kinda reminds me of the By Terry line but about $10 or more dollars cheaper.

Temptu+Retouch+Foundation+Temptu+Retouch+Blush+1

The blush supposedly delivers an airbrush quality finish to cheeks with dewy color. It’s a lightweight formula with a built-in brush for easy, peasy, 1, 2, 3-asy application. The colors all look quite exciting for a pinched cheek look. I’m normally not one to get excited about cream or liquid blush but I’m feelin’ the love here.

temptu+blush

Temptu Retouch Foundation is the same style click pen applicator with built in brush. It’s available in an extensive collection of colors so you should be able to find at least one suitable tone. I’m a big fan of this style packaging for foundation application so I’m on this like white on rice.

Temptu+Retouch+Foundation+Temptu+Retouch+Blush+2

The Temptu Retouch Foundation is $48 and the Retouch Blush is $35.

I wants them both please.

The Muse feels her hand wandering to that submit button! Somebody stop me please.

1 Comment

Korres 30% Off Coupon Code

korres

You should be dancing yeah! Why? Because Korres is being every so lovely to readers of Musings by giving them 30% Off their total order!

w00t!

Thanks Korres we lub you like family!

As I told you in a recent beauty news article Korres has officially launched an online store. I prayed for this every night before I went to bed. There’s just something about buying product from the source ya know? The site is quite lovely as it’s organized so you can easily find products for specific needs.

Visit www.korresusa.com and use promo code MUSE at checkout to get 30% Off

As for me I rec everything. I’ve fallen in love with Korres a few months ago when I discovered the Sugar Plums Color Collection which by the way they have available on the site, you need this in your life. They so need to slap a Muse Approval on that bad boy.

Check out my Korres tags for reviews to help you with your haulin’! It’s ongoing until September 15th.

Happy Shoppin’ peeps!

Come back and tell me what you snag!

No Comments

Beauty Discovery: Obsessed Minerals Pressed Eye Shadow Reviews and Swatches

beauty

Just so you know I’ve always been a self proclaimed lover of shimmer and sparkle. I find absolutely nothing wrong with that either nor will I apologize for. Bring on the disco glitter baby!

But wait…

I am trying to mend my ways. Shimmer is much like alcohol one needs a support group and a step program to help with the addiction.

Until I can get myself off the shimmer kick I’ve been on for the past 150 years of my life I’ll go ahead and indulge my need for intensely pigmented shimmery shades of shadow from my latest Beauty Discovery, Obsessed Minerals.


Loves it!

Check it after the jump.

Obsessed Minerals carries a large range of mineral powders, shadows, lip products, etc….one item I’m partial to are their pressed mineral eye shadows. First off they have a wide range of color variety in the pressed format for a mere $10 bucks…hello inexpensive makeup! If that isn’t enough they also take anything from there normal range of loose mineral eye shadow and will press it for you for an extra dollar, is that not the coolest thing ever? God, I wish more companies would do that as the chore of pressing piggies, as we established already, is not a job I relish!

The shadows are loosely packed presses which makes the formula into this creamy powdery texture. This formula in fact makes them very easy to blend and wear. The colors are all richly pigmented and about one swipe with get you extreme color pay off. They aren’t what I would call pretty packaging wise or formula wise but the quality is there that’s for sure. The shadows are quite easy to work with aside from a tiny bit of fall out but proper prepping and priming will ease the way. I tried three shades total and I must say for $10 bucks it’s a real steal. The shades all work well wet or dry.

The shades I tried were Gotcha, Wanderlust, and Pagan. These all have an intense shimmer finish. Gotcha is a pretty copper penny shade, Wanderlust is a dirty gold, and Pagan is a sparkling royal purple. My swatches below are one swipe, one single swipe. As you can see they are seriously pigmented shadows!

Picture+107 400x300

Picture+108


The inexpensive price tag and ability to request loose shades be pressed make Obsessed Minerals a unique beauty discovery. I love the idea of browsing loose shades of pigment and have the option of someone else slaving over a press for me. Overall, Obsessed Minerals is worthy of a check out.

Loving all over it!

Anyone try before?

Do share your experience.

Visit www.mineralobsessed.com to browse or purchase.

No Comments

Pieces of Life: The Mystery of River Song Edition

river

If you’re not wanting to know about what’s happening when Matt Smith slips his feet into David Tennant’s old pair of chucks next year please disregard this post.

I was up late last night speaking to World’s Dresser on Who theories. We got on a discussion about River Song and I have some interesting info about her after the jump!

Click it if you want to be spoiled.

As many of you know I’ve been twittering ALOT of Who coverage lately. I got a SLEW of e-mail after my discussion last night and the main topic of the e-mails was River Song, a mystery if ever there was one.

River’s original debut in Silence of the Library left alot of us wondering who is this brave woman with a sonic screwdriver all her own!? Speculation has rounded the Internet with tales of River possibly being a Time Lady (honestly this isn’t too far fetched considering not one but two Time Lords survived the Time War so why not another?) or even the Doctor’s own wife (she does after all know his name). All rumors about her are always a welcome way to pass the day.

The moral of my post today is River Song will return and finally the mystery of who (pun intended) she is and what relationship she has with our new 11th will be solved (remember now she knows our 10th but he hasn’t yet met her so isn’t sure really who she might be or how they know each other! Our 10th traveled so far back in time that River had already met and traveled with the 11th. Her past is in fact our 10th Doctor’s future). The Sun UK has posted a few images up of production and low and behold a photo of the mysterious River Song does so appear (Click to start the pop up, 7th photo and 8th).

I won’t say more as my mouth is possibly foaming with gossip. By the way looks like Karen has been shopping in David’s closet, nice chucks dear.

Feel free to discuss or e-mail.

Follow me on Twitter for other great Who insanity…it’s almost always about cosmetics but I lighten it up a bit with Who here and there icon wink

Back to our regularly scheduled makeup posts up ahead shortly!

9 Comments