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The Muse’s Gift Guide: 20 Palettes for $20 or Under

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I love gift cards.

Gift cards for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, I don’t care whatever it is I love ‘em. I like giving gift cards alot.

Ok, go on, you can say it. OMG Muse you impersonal biatch! But listen….my sister is the type of person that freaking has everything and alot of my friend’s are like that too. It’s really difficult settling on a gift for people like that so gift cards are so awesome. I really like the idea of giving someone a little extra cash to spend at their favorite store, it’s a rather great thing for the receiver in my humblest.

Now to some extent I agree they are kinda impersonal which is why I always try to spice up the gift card with a small gift or little goodies to make up for the impersonal aspect of the card itself.

Here are 20 GREAT palette ideas that are $20 and under which would be great to stuff in a stocking, give as a small gift to people, or to accompany with a gift card.

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Steals and Deals: Facefront Coupon Code

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Hey guys!

I’m a fan of FaceFront as you may know from my past posts. Just wanted to give you the heads up that they launched a new site, I’ll rant about it in a sec.

But in honor of the new site they have an awesome coupon code available which is $25 OFF any purchase of $50 or more by using promo code HBM5V (also Free Shipping is included). I’m going to indulge in $50 bucks worth of goodies and nail it for $25 w00t! I want a blush, one of the new shadows, a gloss, the new paint primer thingy, and two other things…forgot the list at the moment, senior moment. They also have a new collection up entitled Bound by Beauty which looks nice.

Anyway.

The site is better organized than the old one and I like it alot but gosh so hate the fact I have to do a bottom scroll thingy to see the full page. They so need to fix that and it’ll be perfect, so yea, rant over.

Anyway!

Happy hauling if you like!

Check out some of my past ravings about FaceFront.

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Would You Buy It? Smashbox PRO Make Up Artist Starter Kit

Morning!

I have thee most awesome Would You Buy It? item for you today. I was gobsmacked when I seen it.

Ready?

Are you sitting down?

Ok.

Here it is!

Smashbox PRO Make Up Artist Starter Kit with Case!

Smashbox PRO Make Up Artist Starter Kit

Jump ahead to hear the price and what’s inside this MASSIVE kit.

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Korres Natural Wonders Color Collection Giveaway and Contest

The following giveaway is now closed and a random winner has been selected and alerted. Thank you for all those who participated.

Hoi! That’s hi in Dutch, I’m so multicutural today aren’t I? Not really, I just spoke to my friend Leeza who lives in Amsterdam so “Hoi” was just the proper greeting of the day!

It’s not quite hump day and the weekend is ALL the way…well it’s all the way at the end of the week isn’t it? Not cool. Twilight can’t come fast enough dammit!

To make the week go a little faster let’s have a contest with a cool giveaway, anyone up for it?

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Jump ahead to win yourself a Korres Natural Wonders Color Collection!

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Get the Look: Ashley Greene Wears Lancome to New Moon Premiere

OMG you guys!  I can’t wait for New Moon!  A few friends and myself already purchased tickets two weeks ago, how diseased and geeky are we.  Honestly, I dropped down on my knees in relief when I seen TL’s buzzcut, I swear if he keeps looking all kinds of hotness I could be swayed towards the Team Jacob side of the fence.  Hey, at least the boy looks like he took a shower, wish I could say the same for Rpattz.

Anyway…..

I’m not normally one for posting makeup looks but since I’m on my Twilight high I thought I’d slap up Ashley Greene’s Lancome Look which she wore to the New Moon Premiere.

Ashley Green Twilight New Moon

Celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali is guilty as charged for Ashley’s gorgeous, classic 60’s look with well-define eyes, lots of lashes, a strong brow, and clean skin with subtle kisses of pink and coral on cheeks and lips.

Vanessa evened out Ashley’s nearly flawless skin with a bit of Lancome Effacernes Concealer in Light Bisque underneath her eyes.  She followed up with Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick and Lancome Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool on the apples of the cheeks.

For Ashley’s eyes, Vanessa swept YSL Fard Lumiere Aquaresistant Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Sands over the entire eye.  To define and elongate the lash line, Vanessa used Lancôme’s Artliner in Black and lined the inner rims with Shu Uemura’s Painting Liner in White.  As a finishing touch she used a few generous coats of Lancôme’s Ôscillation Mascara in Black.  Ashley’s brows were sculpted with Lancôme’s Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet.

Finally, Lancôme’s hot new lipstick from the Pout-á-Porter series—L’Absolu Rouge in Chris & Tell—made a sneak peek appearance. The gorgeous hue, which was created for designer Chris Benz’s Spring show, will be available in February. The Chris & Tell waiting list is open at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York counter. Call 212-940-2033 to be added to the waiting list.

I think she looks lovely.  It’s a very classic look and appears quite minimal makeup wise doesn’t it?   It’s so weird seeing her all glammed up as I always envision her as a pixie-like Alice.  Although I’m kinda not into the Chris & Tell Lipstick, I think that’s off my lem list.  Will have to swatch and see.

What do you think of her look?

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