Beauty Bits & Bobs

Givenchy Spring 2009 Face of the Day

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Morning everyone!

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was busy as bloody hell but great!

Anyway, today I thought I’d share an FOTD with you using some of the yummy items from the Givenchy Spring Collection 2009.

Jump ahead to view it and tell me whatcha think!

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What I Used:

Face
Givenchy Sari Glow Blush in Maharani Orange

Eyes
Givenchy Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow in Maharani Gold

Lips
Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Maharani Henna

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Musings of the Day: Economy Beauty Woes

The Muse was wondering how is the current economy influencing your beauty purchases?

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Are you cutting back on your normal hauls? Saving more?

I’m very, very anal about setting budget goals for just about everything in my life. I plan cosmetic releases (and non cosmetic things) down to the last penny but occasionally I do go over budgets that I set for myself but it’s quite rare. I think present economic situation has definitely influenced my purchasing as I’m not so quick to jump on board purchasing every single shade of aqua eyeshadow put out. I’m a tad bit more conscious of asking myself do I really need this or do I have two dozen of the same thing at home? I’m also pretty tame with my MAC hauling late. I honestly don’t think this has too much to do with the economy so much as it has to do with scaling back some as sometimes I do realize that I have a bit TOO much stuff hanging around!

How about you?

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Zirh The Warrior Collection Shower Gels

The Muse MIGHT be easily amused, it’s hard to say really with her sense of humor but she did so find it slightly funny that Zirh has a Warrior Collection of Shower Gels available at the moment for men.

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If your man’s ego isn’t bloated enough you can now buy him Warrior Shower Gel that will make him feel like Alexander the Great, Ulysses, and dare I save even Julius freaking Caesar.

Feed his ego with these fine shower gels from Zirh and I’m postive he’ll be charging into your bedroom with a toga wrapped around his body yelling “All Hail Caesar!”

How oddly exciting….

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Sephora Brand Power Mask Collection

Remember how fond the Muse is of ranting about the lack of face masks available without the US? Asian markets are flooded with all sorts of facial masks and it’s a common part of skincare regime to use these masks for extra moisture, whitening benefits, and a number of other reasons. Almost all masks are commonly found in drugstores at quite an inexpensive price tag.

Now US women are quite deprived of these great treatments and if you’re seeking such a face mask a few select brand such as Shu make these masks but with a high price tag.

I was excited to see that the Sephora Brand Power Mask Collection has popped up at Sephora! Wow finally a company within the US was finally jumping on board the face mask craze.

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Don’t get too excited, read ahead to find out why!

The idea behind the Sephora Brand Powder Mask Collection was quite exciting as I loved the idea of finding masks locally at my Sephora store. Cool!

Three masks are available for use one of which is a face mask that delivers extra moisture to the face! The Muse can always use as much moisture as possible on my face. Also available is an eye mask that also delivers moisture, comfort, and cooling to the eye area.

And finally another face mask option is available that nourishes tired skin and creates a more fresher, newer you!

Are you excited yet? I was.

Until I seen the price.

Umm hello expensive how are you?

The masks are not sold in bulk such as ones from Asian companies which means you’re getting a SINGLE mask, ONE time use for a price tag that starts at $8 and ends somewhere at $12.

Come.
On.

Say word!

Even Shu Eye Masks run cheaper at $45 for a box of 8 which adds up to around $5.65 per a mask.

$8??? $12??

Um no my face does not need moisture at that cost! Especially moisture that isn’t even from a high end brand name.

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Needless to say you won’t catch these in my cart until they are on clearance for a buck ninety nine. The Muse is all about playing it cheap with these masks! Love the idea, no likey the price.

Lower your prices Sephora and they will come.

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Majolica Majorca Flesh & Blood Cheek Stain

One item the Muse truly misses is Majolica Majorca Flesh & Blood Cheek and Lip Stain.

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Take a blast to the past with the Muse to hear why she misses Majolica Majorca Flesh & Blood Cheek and Lip Stain!

Sigh…dontcha just hate when your fav products get up, walk away, and never return? So be the case with the limited edition run of Majolica Majorca Flesh & Blood.

These fabulous little tubes of color were available in four shades, were cheap as day old chips, and nicely pigmented! Many stains are too red or too pink but Flesh & Blood managed to captured a true blush of color and added a beautiful finish to lips and cheeks. The gel formula was easy to blend and melted into the skin leaving behind moist, dewy color that was both natural and flattering.

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I sure do miss these and wish that Majolica Majorca would bring them back or at least do a similar release! For now I’m forced to blast into my past with the two remaining tubes I do have stashed away and I’ll mourn the day they are gone!

Have you every tried Majolica Majorca Flesh & Blood?

Have a few stashed away for a rainy day?

Tell the Muse about your Beauty Blast from the Past holdings!

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