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Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD

The Muse was thinking about it and she decided that she might contact the great Glen Campbell to revise “Like a Rhinestone Cowboy” temporarily to “Like a Midnight Cowboy…”

Has a nice ring to it dontcha think?

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The Muse is celebrating the release of the newest color added to the Urban Decay Lipstick lineup by singing all about “Midnight Cowboys” today!

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Fun fact: Did you know the first shimmery shade of gold shadow that the Muse ever purchased was Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy?

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy remains a tried and true favorite for the Muse for over 10 years so you can imagine her excitement when she heard that Urban Decay was releasing a shade of it in lipstick form with it Spring Collection.

I had my worries about the leap of Midnight Cowboy from eye shadow formula to lipstick. The shade is a cross between champagne and gold with heavy duty shimmer so the idea of wearing such a shade on my lips had me slightly worried how it would work out. Now I do think that the lipstick color is actually a good deal more beige when compared to the shadow which again had me worried because I don’t do nudes too well at all. Normally nude shades of lipstick make my full face even fuller so I avoid them at all costs. But bless be! Urban Decay Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy works out beautifully on the Muse!

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I think part of the reason that the color works out so well for me is partially due to the fact that the lipstick formula has a moisturizing base and a beautiful glossy finish. Upon application it almost feels like I’m applying gloss as the lipstick simply glides on and has a wonderful buttery texture. The color isn’t as pigmented as other shades in the collection but it manages to give a nice champagne nude finish with a hint of golden shimmer.

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The awesome packaging of the product goes without saying I’m sure but if you’d like to hear the Muse rave on and on about it do check out her full review of Urban Decay Lipsticks.

Sportin’ Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Lipstick

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Although Urban Decay Lipstick Midnight Cowboy is probably more suitable for Summer due to it’s warm base the Muse still thinks it’s a rather nice shade to release in the Spring to pair with a golden eye look! It’s truly stunning on the lips, has a wonderful glossy formula, beautiful packaging, and of course bears the Urban Decay brand name (that along should make you want it).

All in all I really enjoyed Urban Decay Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy and I highly recommend snagging one as it’s Muse Approved for purchase! This Muse loves it.

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“Like a Midnight Cowboy…………….”

Is it on your Spring Collection wish list?

Already got it?

Tell the Muse!

Grab ‘em at www.urbandecay.com

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Hauled It: Lush Keep It Fluffy Soap

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The Muse is kinda down that Lush NA didn’t really do much in regards to a sale this year. Normally Lush does a Clean Slate sale which entitled the masses to major free goodies however this year they had a clearance sale on Christmas goodies only and from what I’ve heard and seen so far that’s about it.

It doesn’t bug me overmuch because I rarely order anything from Lush NA as most of the time I do my ordering from Lush UK so I’m not really too upset that the sale was off this year however I do know many a Lush lover who really missed it.

However, as I mentioned I did indulge in the clearance sale….

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The Muse happens to be a very big fan of Lush’s sister company, Be Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful and one of her very favorite scents from the company is Keep It Fluffy.

This year as part of the Holiday Collection Lush introduced Keep It Fluffy in a guest soap! Bless be! The Muse overindulged in mass quantities of the soap and happily indulged further when Lush had it’s Holiday sale.

Behold, Keep It Fluffy Haul:

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I already had quite a few bars of Keep It Fluffy stashed away but I ended up purchasing five from Lush NA and getting five for free during the sale. That was 10 bars for under $50 USD! Score!

I won’t go into great detail about how Keep It Fluffy smells since it’s quite complex and unique but this Muse did want to share her haul with you!

Anyone else haul during the sale?

What did you get?

Tell the Muse!

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Lush UK Promo: Lush Night in for 2

The Muse and her best friend Jai had lunch today and as we picked at our gourmet cuisine of Nerds, Diet Cherry Pepsi, and Twizzlers we came across the new Lush UK Promo.

Boy, were we ever tickled when we seen that we can get the new Lush Night in for 2 for 10! That was less than the cost of our exquisite lunch.

After lunch we looked through our pockets and came across a few pennies, some left over cheetos from the night before, and a few dollars. After each producing 5 each we gave Lush UK a ringy dingy and ordered ourselves a Lush Night in for 2 kit!

Indeed, Nerds and Cherry Pepsi did make it’s way onto our powerbooks screens after seeing this particular graphic….

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So for 10 we snagged ourselves a kit which includes two muslin clothes, two mini Lush Ultrabland cleansers, a Lush Cupcake Face Mask (neither of us is experiencing teen acne but we sure do love the smell of chocolate mint!), two toner tabs, and two mini Lush Gorgeous moisturizers!

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Are you getting excited yet? I know we were nearly rolling in fits of joy while we ordered. The entire package is fully customizable to your skin type so you pick the mask, you pick the moisturizer, and you pick the toner tabs you want.

Now Jai and I are just waiting for it to arrive so we can have a skin slumber party!

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Lush Night in for 2 is exclusive to Lush UK so airmail fees apply, we had ours shipped to a friend in London for free (we had a coupon) and she’ll ship it over to us which will be around $8-$9 USD however if you’re doing a large order, airmail directly from Lush UK works out at a rather nice rate. Lusk UK ships without the UK and worldwide. In order to order Lush Night in for 2 you must call Lush UK Mail Order, the item is not available for order off the website. For further info about the promotion check out this link. I failed to mentuon that Lush Night in for 2 is for UK residents or anyone who can get a friend to ship it over as the face masks are not shipped outside of the UK, apologies for not saying as such.

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If you’ve never tried Lush Skincare before this is a perfect way to experience a little of everything! I sure hope that Lush NA picks up on this so others can order it without higher airmail fees.

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Korres Body Butter in Quince Review

The Muse feels rather badly that it’s taken her so long to discover the awesomeness that is Korres Natural Products. Well, Hello Wonderful! I recently fell in love with the Korres Sugar Plums Gift Set released for Holiday 2008 and soon after a mass amount of e-mail flooded into my inbox telling me I had to try this by Korres, I had to try that, and Muse please review the foundation, review the body cream, review the eye cream, etc…etc…

After ALL the recommendations I got I was feeling a bit curious….had the Muse missed out on an important brand?

Obviously she had.

But what’s this?

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Korres Body Butter!

Oooo….

The Korres Sugar Plums Gift Set was my first venture into the brand and honestly I wasn’t expecting much and was shocked at the amazing quality of each item in the kit. I think I take for granted the fact that aside from Lush, many “natural” brands aren’t exactly the best formulas around. Do you experience that too? Anything and everything has jumped on board the organic, natural, paraben free bandwagon lately. Honestly, it’s great but I think many of the products I’ve tried haven’t been all that and a bag of chips.

Until now.

I was absolutely delighted with the quality of makeup that Korres had available and it struck me that I really needed to dive in further and explore the brand more fully especially considering many of you really wanted to hear reviews about the various products.

Today I’ll be reviewing Korres Body Butter in Quince and allow your Muse to tell you how amazing it smells, how simply amazing. At this moment I wish you could lean in and scratch and sniff your monitor because I really don’t think I can put into words how heavenly this smells! As per the package description it’s fruity and spicy! The scent starts off with a base note of floral, a middle, heavier note of fruit….almost like a crunchy, sweet pear, and finishes with a tiny bit of spice like that of a carnation. I just can’t even begin to describe how amazing it smells! I wish they had a perfume in the same scent, I’d be on it like white on rice.

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This is a body butter and the formula is extra moisturizing for drier skin types so indeed it makes just about the perfect skin care item for the cold, harsh weather at the moment. Personally I just like slathering it all over my hands and arms so I can sniff myself every five minutes and sigh in delight. The formula is slightly greasy but it absorbs very well while giving skin a nice dose of moisture. The greasiness goes away quickly enough and leaves behind a nice soft, silky finish. My elbows and knees are happily soft at the moment thanks to this. The lotion comes in a rather fabulous upside pump which easily distributes a small or large amount of cream depending on what you need.

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All in all Korres Body Butter in Quince is fabulous, truly a great product and well worth it’s inexpensive $21 USD price tag. The Muse gives Korres Body Butter her highest Muse Approval for purchase. This one is a keeper!

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Loves it.
Alot.

Snag some more info about Korres by visiting them at www.korres.com and purchase the complete line up of products from Sephora

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Pieces of Life: The Brad "Oh my god he’s not airbrushed" Edition

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Not that the Muse is a Brad Pitt fan or anything (not since Cool World anyway…the Muse thinks that was a cinematic masterpiece!) but she did take note a few days ago when her issue of W magazine popped into her mailbox with a big, giant face shot of Brad’s scary, un-airbrushed mug.

The Muse hasn’t been this upset since she seen Gwen un-airbrushed….

Ok, not that I’m pro-airbrushing but who knew that Brad Pitt was old and stuff? Every time the Muse sees him he’s smooth as a baby’s butt and looking quite like he’s 18 at the most.

Who gave him a ticket to pass go and collect $200 all the while aging himself “gracefully” for the cover of W?

He doesn’t necessarily look terrible or anything but I admit that when I opened my mailbox and seen this staring back at me I was somewhat shocked….can you blame me?

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I was thinking about it and this guy and Brad have alot in common.

Disclaimer: Brad Pitt, Angelina, and the kids were not harmed in the making of this post. This post is solely for the Muse’s entertainment purposes no matter how shallow it is.

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