Beauty Bits & Bobs
Summa, Summa time! Indeed it’s getting there now kids. Summer has almost but not quite arrived, damn global warming may be keeping it from us.
Good news is Summer is going to be filled with a slew of hefty giveaways from yours truly. It’ll be Christmas all through June, July, and August here at Musings so keep it tuned here for some exciting giveaways!
Let’s start today off with a Clarins giveaway!
Check it after the jump!
Remember those Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipsticks I was loving all over this Spring? Can’t forget that, whole lot of loving going on in that post.
Well….I want to share my great love for these fab lipsticks and give one away to readers who follow me on Twitter! Come visit me on Twitter, say hello, tell me your fav make up tricks, or whisper in my ear about how gorgeous I am (this sort of thing will get you brownie points). By following me on Twitter you’ll be entered for your chance to win one Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Pink Sugar. If you follow me already no need to do anything, you’ll already be entered to win! If you aren’t following me clickie here and hit that follow button. The winner will be alerted via Direct Message on Twitter next Friday.
P.S. No worries if you don’t win this round! I have LOTS more goodies to giveaway all through Summer so keep it tuned here! And yes this is open to US, Europe, Asian, Canadian, and Planet Mars residents.
Before the Muse headed on holiday she took a little road trip up to Woodbury Commons to score a few steals and deals. Here’s a great Steal and Deal alert if you happen to be in the New York area and within driving distance of Woodbury.
Know that Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette that’s become a holy grail for me over the course of a year now? I originally shelled out close to $70 or so for it when I got it on QVC but Cosmetics Company Outlet has ‘em for $24.50 USD. GASP! YAY! SCORE!
Total steal in my humblest. Def drive up if you have the time. They had a slew of goodies plus it’s worth it just to stock up on the palette if you’re a lover.
Oh baby I’m a love you when you’re on sale for over 50% Off! Yup, yup!
What’s up? Long time no speakie about the makeups! I swear I went through blogger withdrawal while on vacation. Some days I’m like “damn I have to get some posts out there for my little corner of the web but I’m sooo tired”…hey blogging is hard but after being away from it for so long I’m feeling more along the lines of “damn I can’t wait to start chittering about makeup!”
Speaking of great makeup I thought I’d kick off my welcome home with a little bronzing 101. Bronzers for Dummies aka the Muse’s most friendliest bronzing discovery. As you know I’m all about bronzers this Summer. I’ve been known to rant about bronzers and spawn spat about how horrible they are but I do so humbly admit that I’m on a rampage of bronzer love you moments. For example I recently had lunch with Lorac Baked Matte Satin Bronzer which has an SPF of 15! Hello, the Muse’s best friends with it now. Nothing matte about it. But….ado…today is not about Lorac (that review is on the horizon so stay tuned). Today is about the Muse’s favorite girlfriend, Bobbi.
Bobbi have I told you how much I love you recently?
Prob a million times but I do so bet you never get tired of it do ya? My recent love affair with bronzers was taken to the next level when encountering the user friendly application of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Antiqua! Loves it!
Click ahead to find out why I adore it…!
Leave it to Bobbi to create a slew of flattering bronzer shades for the masses. Sporting six shades of these popular bronzer powders are a yearly event with a new shade releasing each season. For the Muse it’s all a new experience because last year she’d have turned her nose up at the idea of bronzer. This year though she’s discovering the joys of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder! Possibly the coolest thing about this particular bronzer are the interesting shade selections, particularly the pinks. The newest shade that I tried out is Antigua which is a killer bronzing pink shade with touches of bronze and brown to even out all that pink. Who doesn’t love the idea of a pink shade of bronzer? It’s sheer perfection in my opinion.
The formula is ultra soft and beautifully smooth for an even, flawless application. It’s difficult to go wrong with this. I’m no expert when it comes to bronzers which makes this the ideal bronzer for a dummy like myself. I simply swirl a kabuki in the powder and dust onto the apples of my cheeks, forehead, and places where I want a touch of sun. The overall effect is a bronzing pink look that’s quite flattering for anyone who’s unsure of bronzers on a whole. I do so wish I had a bronzer like this last year when I was adamant about my dislike of them.
If you’re in the market for a bronzer at the moment and never tried one I suggest checking out Bobbi Brown’s selection of Illuminating Bronzing Powders. With six shades to choose from you’re sure to find that perfect shade that’s easy to apply and gives your face just the right touch of the sun.
I’m loving Antigua and now I have my eye on Maui! Yum, yum! Each bronzer is $33 USD and available now at your fav Bobbi Brown counter or by visiting www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
For my look below I paired up Antigua with a little Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Scratch. I was trying to locate my Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Bronzed Pink, remember that awesome shade from last year? Needless to say I was unsuccessful finding it as I was rushing about today so I settled for Scratch which kinda reminds me of it!
I know, I know. Doesn’t look to bronzy! Sadly the flash from the camera takes away from the color a tad bit so do head to the counter for a play and a swatch as it’s considerably warmer than it shows in my picture.
Anyone try Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder?
Which color have you tried?
Did you do any hauling during the 25% Off Sale?
Miss me? I missed you terribly. A world without beauty blogging makes the day seem oddly serene and quiet. Nearly two weeks without beauty blogging makes it all seem scary hehe! I so need my to get my beauty fix on. Even with plenty of duty free beauty surrounding me in my travels I still was needing a dose of the interweb so I could share my finds and passions with each of you.
The Muse is back now though so hello again! I hope you’re excited for brand new posts, reviews, and general insane babblings from your friendly Muse over the course of the next few days (yes, that means the weekend will probably have an up crop of new posts too! Gotta get back on my game you see!).
I have 660 unread emails in my inbox and 300 plus comments to get through so do give me a sec and I promise I’ll try to reach out to each of you as fast as my little fingers can type! For now I’m off to grab some good eats with my bestest mate Martin. After a long day at my office with plenty of stuff to catch up on after being so long away I had no time to grab a nibble! Phew!
Do share with me what you’ve been up to! What’s new? Any beauty discovers or breaking news the Muse should know about? How’s your Summer coming along so far…or is it even Summer with all the rain in New York I felt like I was returning to Winter after enjoying many a sunny day while on holiday the past several days!
I missed ya.
I love ya.
I’ll talk with you all soon!
Happy Summer! I consider June 1st the beginning of Summer even though it’s technically the 21st, hey who’s countin’ right?
The good news is, at least good for me, is I’m off on holiday for several days! Yay! Resting, relaxing, and enjoying a beautiful tropical island. Phew I need a break to say the least.
The bad news is that Musings is going on holiday with me which means no updates until I get back home. However, I did schedule two Summer reviews for you that should be posting right before this one. Hopefully you’re enjoying those right now.
While I’m away I hope you’ll find some fun in my archives or by searching my site for reviews you may have missed. Or discovering some of my most popular posts!
And of course to kick off Summer right a brand new look for Musings as well which I hope you like. Bright, Summery colors should get you in the mood for the warm weather ahead.
I’ll miss you all very much!
Be back really soon with plenty of great updates.