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Musings of the Day: Choose It Wisely!

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Oh my god how painful would it be if you could only select from one, single makeup brand? If you had to choose one single brand which would it be?

Jump ahead for the Muse’s choice!

Asking me to choose a single brand is like taking the color right out of my life. It would be too difficult to settle on just one but what if I had to? What if I had absolutely no choice and had to select from only, one single brand? Which would I choose?

Of course, I was leaning towards MAC because it has the most variety plus has a pretty nice user friendly price tag! But….I actually changed my mind quickly and decided on…..

Drum roll please!

Bobbi Brown.

I choose Bobbi because she has plenty of collections that release almost as often as MAC but with alot less fanfare so I’m not left feeling like I absolutely have to have everything released. I also feel as I get older the colors released from Bobbi Brown Collections are way more friendly and easier to use for evening or day looks.

I was thinking if I choose MAC, as cheap as it is, I’d probably end up going for heaps more money as I always want everything from their releases. Plus on top of that as I got older, if I had to settle for the one brand for life, I think that Bobbi Brown would be best as MAC would be a bit too loud for me at say 80!

So, if I had to settle on a single brand, I’d go with Bobbi Brown!

How about you?

If you had to choose only one single brand to purchase from for your entire life which would it be?

Choose wisely.

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Steals and Deals: The Body Shop Brush Roll Set $15 With Any Online Purchase

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to indulge in The Body Shop Roseflower Collection you need look no further as the Muse will help you with your dilemma!

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to indulge in The Body Shop RoseFlower Collection now is a good a time as any considering you can snag yourself a brush roll that includes five of The Body Shop’s award-winning, cruelty-free makeup brushes!

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The set includes:
  • Face and Body Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Smudger Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lipstick/Concealer Brush

The brushes retail for $90 USD separately but with any online purchase you can grab the set for $15 USD!

Considering the brand new RoseFlower Makeup Collection is on sale at the moment now would be a fab time to indulge!

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Start shopping me loves and than stop back here and tell me about your hauls!

Visit www.thebodyshop-usa.com

I’m thinking I may need to place an order as I really want this set!

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Beauty Secrets: Sephora 360 Palette FREE!

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You probably already figured this out already but if not here’s a little secret! Sephora is actually giving away free makeup when you hit 500 points in your beauty bank. Cool right?

Don’t get too excited.

Don’t get hyped now considering that the “free” makeup has been the same for many, many months now. After your bank hits 500 they’ll give you a Sephora 360� Palette. I actually said no to it for the longest time in hopes that they’d have something better pop up but I decided what the hell and included it in my latest order considering my bank is at the point where I can probably get 6 of these palettes so might as well just try it out right?

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Big mistake. Totally a cheesy palette. The colors are really blah blah blah meh meh, the palette has that weird cheap makeup smell, and the lipsticks look well over their expiration date.

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Props to Sephora for the cool packaging though. This houses 16 Shadows and 9 Lipsticks/Glosses plus three applicators in a cute fold out style compact that’s really tiny. I love how much product is housed in such a tiny package. Aside from the cool design though I wasn’t feeling too much love for it’s contents, rather cheap makeup overall. I placed my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on top of the palette so you can see how small it is

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Oh well nice try Sephora!

If you want it simply rack up your points to 500 and place the palette in your cart! It’ll be totaled out at checkout as 0.00!

Can we please has a new freebie soon? It’s been years now!

I shudder to think about it but this palette actually cost me $500 USD….eep! 1 point=$1 USD oh lawd! I may pass out!

Anyone grab this yet?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Dior Girly Blossom Palette

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Wanna take a trip with me into Dior’s past? Let’s go visit with the Dior Girly Blossom Palette release a few Summer’s ago when Dior was still sporting uber sweet packaging and plenty of shimmering, fun shades.

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Hopefully you all remember when Dior makeup wasn’t mature, sophisticated, and elegant. Granted it’s always been those things but it also used to be fun, girlish, kawaii, and sweet. I have a huge stash of old Dior palettes that I’ve collected over the year’s one of which reminds me how fun Dior used to be is the Dior Girly Blossom Palette.

Remember this palette?

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It contained a gorgeous shimmering peach blush and two fun shades of gloss all housed in a blossom palette with a garter makeup brush holder and two pink retractable brushes for face and cheeks.

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Ahhh those were the days.

I haven’t seen anything fun from Dior in a very long time. A majority of their current collections are very mature and sosphiscated actually so much so that they fail to capture my interest as quickly as they once did.

I miss the old days.

Blast me to Dior’s beauty past any day of the week! I’d love to relive some of those great palette days!

What do you think?

Remain with the Muse in Dior’s past?

Embrace Dior’s present and future?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: MAC Site

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I think this is a rather awesome Musing of the day so tell me whatcha think!

Do you love or leave the new MAC site?

Tell me all about and click below for my take!

Ok, so I’ve been thinking about this really, really hard (without busting a blood vessel I promise) and I remember how much I liked and enjoyed playing around with the MAC site when it was first updated. I mean it’s kinda ingenious being able to search by color and having the color options in every single available product etc….

But…well…the novelty wore off and I really, really, really, really miss the old design. For example, if I’m logging on just to have a quick look at a new collection it’s so difficult to navigate because the collection pages go by so quickly…or maybe I’m not clicking fast enough?

On top of that the black background drowns out the actual photos of the products. Plus one click brings another sliding frame and after that another frame appears…and I begin to feel like a n00b on the Internetz for the first time. What the hell?

I dunno it’s just too many bells and whistles and I just loved the simplicity of the old site.

Please MAC bring it back?

What do you think?

Absolutely adore the new site?

Want the old site back?

Want a new site but a little more organized and a little less fanfare?

How would you improve it?

Tell the Muse!

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