Beauty Bits & Bobs

Musings of the Day: Say It Loud, Say It Proud, I Buy Makeup Because of the Pretty Packaging!

Ribbons, pink packaging, silver paper, pretty iconic Japanese characters (Hello Kitty), pink, blue, floral motifs, butterflies……you name, I’ll buy it, if it’s pretty!

My best friend Jamie says I should be terribly, down right ashamed to purchase makeup, skincare, and beauty bits and bobs…just “because they are pretty…” She claims it’s wasteful, irresponsible, and just plain silly.

Do you think I should quit this friendship? Seems unhealthy right? Only kidding Jame I lurve you but you simply don’t understand at all!

Are you ashamed of purchasing makeup just because you like the pink box it comes in? Or the pretty blue bottle with the flowers around it? Or how about that adorable imprint of a butterfly in the blush you so dearly love? Does it shame you that sometimes you won’t even use these items because they are just too damn pretty?

Are you one of those types…



Happy Lunar New Year!

I normally get crazed on the weekends and don’t sit at my computer so just wanted to wish each of you a very Happy Lunar New Year!

For those who celebrate, I hope you all end up with plenty of  lucky $$ for haulin’ new makeup goodies!

Happiest New Year friends! 新年快樂!


Beauty News: Ulta Launches Essence Cosmetics

If you’re a fan of German brand, Essence, I’m happy to report it’ll start appearing at your local Ulta shortly!



Musings of the Day: The Mailman Cometh!

I admit it, I’m a chronic online shopper. I actually LIKE shopping online more than I do in store. Books, groceries, DVD’s, and most important of all, makeup all wings it’s way to my front door in a big brown box labeled, “The Muse, Handle with Care”

There are so many shops I avoid because I don’t like pushy sales people, I’m talking to YOU Bath and Body Works. So I get my fix online where I don’t have to run away from a sales rep trying to spray me down with their latest fragrance all while tucking things into my cart I don’t want!

Today’s musings is all about that fantastic guy (or girl) who delivers your packages daily.

Do you stalk your mailman!?



Guess Who’s Back? The Body Shop Originals

Welcome to the 80’s baby!

The Body Shop has brought back some of its most popular products from the 80’s for a limited time and the Muse couldn’t be happier.

The Body Shop is re-introducing classic products such as Fuzzy Peach Shower Gel, Ice Blue Shampoo, and Banana Shampoo and Conditioner.