Beauty Bits & Bobs

Summer Loving Giveaway: Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color

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Another day, another giveaway! This one is for an Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color? Want it? Subscribe to my feed and you’ll be alerted via e-mail if you win! If you’re already a subscriber you’re already entered, no need to do anything!


The winner will be announced next week!

As always it’s open to everyone within the US and abroad.

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Good Luck!

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WANT IT: Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

Apologies for my ravings about Fresh lately but I’ve been taken in by their newly themed rose items as of late. Sugar Rosť Tinted Lip Treatment is next on my want hit list!

Check it:

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More deets after the jump!

Quite reminds me of Dior Lip Glow doesn’t it? Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50) is a simple hint subtle rose tint for lips with an SPF of 15 to protect and moisture lips. I guess it’s nothing special but the Muse fancies it and thinks it’ll be a rather nifty little item for those natural make up days!

I wants it!

What do you think?

Tell it!

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Musings of the Day: Take It and Make It Better, Drugstore Cosmetics

I know alot of you enjoy drugstore brands (within the US that is) but I haven’t really been on board with them myself. I haven’t caught drugstore fever since I was in high school and rarely do I buy much makeup in drugstores. Up until I started my blog I rarely even ventured into a drugstore to buy much of anything. Well, times have changed since many requests come in daily for cheaper makeup options so I head to various drugstores to see if I can find decent makeup items.

Today, I have a Cheap Beauty Challenge post that’s upcoming in a few. As I was typing it out last week I realized something that could get me excited about drugstore cosmetics. This in turn gave me my idea for today’s Musings of the Day.

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If you’re not a fan of drugstore cosmetics or you like them but wish they were a bit better this question should appeal.

How would you make drugstore cosmetics better?

What would make you want to buy more from your local drugstores?

Packaging? Pigmentation? Price?

Think about your answer and reply below!

Click for my reply!

I thought about this and as much as I wanted to say PACKAGING! I realized one thing that would be even better than packaging would be online advertisement. When you walk into a drugstore it’s rather nifty that they have various displays with new collections however have you ever noticed you can’t find ANY info about these releases on the brands websites? Take for example the Maybelline Focus on Gold Collection (I’m reviewing this in the Cheap Challenge). I can’t find a word about it anywhere on the Maybelline site.

How great would it be if all these little collections they release would have better online push. Maybe e-mail alerts? Or a website for the collections? Something that allows us to know that the releases are out. Most time collection releases are rarely pimped out online. I read someone mention that the Diana Keaton Collection was never on the L’Oreal site and when they called L’Oreal even the company didn’t know about it.

I think, possibly, US drugstore brands would be more appealing if I could get more info about releases and what was released with the collection, etc….at this point it’s more of a “surprise!” whenever you walk into the drugstore.

Packaging definitely would help too but online advertisement would be even better.

What do you think?

Tell the Muse!

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Pieces of Life: Summer Full Speed Ahead & Other Babblings

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Good morning lovely ladies!

Quickie note for you. Reviews are coming up shortly (they are scheduled to post throughout the day and into the evenings as per normal) and I’ll have a contest live in a few too. My last Summer Loving Giveaway winner was DM’ed on Twitter and should expect her package shortly! Yay!

It’s a rather nutty day at my office again today and it’s been heaps busy all week, knock wood that’s always a good thing, which means I’m behind on comments, emails, twitter, etc…….I’ll get to it all shortly just give me a few and I promise I’ll reach out and touch you soon.

On another note I think I might have missed a few comments if I didn’t reply go right ahead and leave your comment again and I promise to do so as soon as I can.

Today is the first fab day we had this June in New York City. Sun is out, humidity is high, and it looks like, finally, it’s Summer. Feels like a good day for lunch out with my best mate Jai as it’s ideal weather for sitting on a bench somewhere with a snack while the the world goes by.

Btw do you prefer reading posts in the day or the evening? I’ve been trying to schedule posts both in the day and in the evening and I’m wondering what’s more popular with the masses.

Anyway!

Wherever you are today I hope it’s great weather and you have a friendly face to share a spot of lunch with and not too hard a day of work ahead of you (I have the first two but the last not so much hehe).

Talk soon!

With hugs,
the Muse

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Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit

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Hehe I like when Ulta dupes Bare Essentials. Kinda cracks me up. A few months ago we had a muse about the Ulta Smokey Eye Kit.

Taking it one step further we now have the Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit.

The kit includes four mini mineral shadows, mineral eye liner, an eyeshadow brush, and an eye liner brush for $17.50.

What? Ulta needs to make a buck too. Props for trying to dupe BE, we applaud your efforts Ulta.

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