Beauty Bits & Bobs

Smashbox ‘High Definition’ Concealer

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What? New concealer from Smashbox? Ok, I’ll bite!

Smashbox introduces High Definition Concealer meant for concealing dark circles with a weightless formula and a natural finish! It even supposedly helps with under eye puffiness, this could be good! It has a soft touch precious applicator for smooth application around the delicate eye area! Sweet! Likey lots!

I can deal with more of the high def hype so I think I’ll take Smashbox ‘High Definition’ Concealer for a test drive soon!

Want it?

Yay?

Nay?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Set It and Forget It?

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I’m curious how everyone will answer this Musing today! Do you set your foundation with powder? I know many if you that have oily skin will answer a solid yes but what about those of you with dry skin?

Find out my answer below!

I have dry skin a majority of the time and sometimes a little oily come Summer. For a rather long time I always applied my liquid or cream foundation and didn’t bother setting with powder aside from a teeny tiny amount down the sides of my nose. Just the last few months I started setting with powder and love the results. I still hate the fact that powder makes my dry skin all flaky in certain places but I love the fresher, cleaner look of my makeup thanks to the powder and the fact that it makes my foundation last a bit longer.

What about you?

Do you set with powder?

I’m especially curious about to hear about those with dry skin!

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In the Muse’s Purse: Clean Fun Perfume Oil

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Inside my purse is a Clean Fun Roll On Perfume Oil that I never leave home without!

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Find out why….

The Muse happens to be the biggest fan Clean Perfume probably ever had but she’s so mad at them for never bringing Clean Fun out in EDP format. Oh my god it’s the awesome. I can’t believe they never thought to make it into a perfume but just left it as an oil!

How they managed to bottle up the fresh scent of a shower with super fun, flirty blast of citrus is beyond me but that’s exactly what it reminds me of. A cross between “clean”, “fruity”, and “sweet”. It’s heaven. Notes of Green Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange and Limes create a wonderful wake me up fragrance that lives up to it’s name, “Fun!”

I tote Clean Fun around with me everywhere and use it as a quick touch up when my perfume has long since worn away. It’s the perfect perfume oil for nights I am leaving from work and heading out with friends for dinner, a movie, or just to hang out. It wakes up me, keeps people asking me, “what are you wearing?”, and puts me in good spirits!

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Such a fun, uplifting scent! Clean Fun Perfume Oil is in this Muse’s purse!

Every tried Clean Fun?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!

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Yay or Nay: Benefit Coralista

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Benefit Coralista has been out quite a while now so I’m sure many of you have either picked it up or had a swatch and a play at your local Sephora or counter. The question today is was Benefit Coralista a Yay or a Nay for you?

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Jump ahead to see if the Muse was Yayin’ or Nayin’ it (as if you don’t already know my answer)!

The sweet smell of tropical peach, a pigmented blushing powder that’s a cross between peach and coral, and great packaging? Obviously it’s a Yay for this Muse!

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I absolutely adore this stuff and think it’s probably one of the best Benefit Powders released to date, believe me I know as I’ve tried ‘em all!

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What do you think? Was Benefit Coralista a Yay or a Nay for you?

Tell the Muse!

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Etsy Musings

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The Muse happens to be a BIG Etsy junkie. It’s a huge addiction, like really, really big. The Muse’s mum is fond of the phrase “from soup to nuts”, in this case that would be a real fitting way of understanding my purchases on Etsy. I literally buy from soup to nuts on the site. Makeup, clothes, jewelry, perfume….you name it I’ve purchased it somehow or someway on Etsy. I’ve been shopping on Etsy since around 2006 or so. In the past three year’s Etsy has grown up to be such a big and wonderful place to score such amazing finds.

I wrote about Etsy once before on Musings, quite a long time ago when I first began my blog. At the time I had plans to bring a category to my site which would be an “Etsy finds” daily post sort of thing. Someway, somehow that wonderful idea got tossed to the back burner and never really got taken out of the closet until now.

Lately, I’ve been tossing around ideas on how to make my blog more interesting. I feel like I do the same thing day after day and I just want something to spice up my little home on the Internet. What came into play was the rebirth of my “Etsy Musings” idea from days of old.

Mostly I embraced my idea for this new category simply because we are all looking for an escape from the expensive and really would love some unique, inexpensive beauty finds. Secondly, I really wanted to give a little recognition to my favorite sellers on Etsy. Many of these people aren’t in it for a simple buck, this is their art, an expression of their personality. I felt like many of these artists (I refrain from using the word sellers) needed a voice, someone to shout out to the world about how wonderful they are and again the rebirth of Etsy Musings took place.

So for the sake of unique, inexpensive beauty finds made by wonderful artists….I bring to you Etsy Musings which will be a weekly or a monthly or an every other day post about a great Etsy find and the artist behind it.

I hope you’ll enjoy this interesting category. I hope it’ll lead you towards an interesting, unique, and inexpensive beauty find. I hope it’ll help you to embrace your inner artist. I hope it’ll simply put a smile on your face after finding a neat little treat that doesn’t cost you $25 bucks but simply a dollar or two.

I’ll begin Etsy Musings starting this week with a review and an interview from a kawaii jewelry maker that lives in the Philippines and literally brings a “sweet” touch to jewelry!

Stay tuned for the details but for now what are your thoughts on Etsy?

Lover?

What do you buy on Etsy?

Addicted as the Muse?

Tell me all about it!

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