Beauty Bits & Bobs

Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow Mystery Solved!

The Muse was busy thinking about Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadows recently. Remember when she had mentioned that Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadows aren’t such a new item?

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As I recall it these were around a good deal ago. Same packaging, same creamy texture, and a few of the same colors too I think! Of course, I didn’t mind a rerun as they turned out damn well this second time around. But I couldn’t help but wonder what exactly was different about these new shadows, if anything?!

Jump ahead to finally hear the mystery solved!

I remember having an Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow in Midnight Cowboy many moons ago and another shade the name of which escapes me at the moment and of course when they re-released these I couldn’t help but wonder had anything changed? I also realized that MANY of you were wondering the same thing as I’ve gotten dozens of emails asking me, “Please Muse what’s the difference between this version and the old version?”.

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Turns out I’ve finally solved the mystery! The new version of these shadows have “silicone technology”. Clever right? Who knows what the hell that is….I had to do a little homework and from what I understand the shadows do indeed have a brand new formula that has a special silicone texture which lets you blend well before it stays put. Another words these shadows stay “wet” and “creamy” a heck of alot longer than normal cream shadows so it gives you plenty of time to blend it up before it dries down.

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This makes perfect sense as the texture is indeed an interesting loosely packed cream formula which doesn’t dry down right away. I both love and hate this because 1. it does make it easier to blend and 2. it kinda makes it a little bit difficult too! It’s all about packing on the right amount of color so you aren’t left with a streaky mess!

Anyway!

That’s the mystery solved in case you were wondering what it is that was different about this release and the past release.

Thoughts?

Comments?

Shout ‘em at the Muse!

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MAC Hello Kitty Video

For your trippy pleasure, MAC Hello Kitty Collection video:


Skip ahead to hear my thoughts on it!

I swear I wish I had a tab of acid I could slap back because that would seriously give me the full on experience of watching the MAC Hello Kitty video.

For serious.

It’s trippy enough mind you but acid would really give it a certain edge dontcha think? Didn’t those dudes in the big Hello Kitty heads remind you of the Pyramid Heads from Silent Hill? Shudder! For a second there I was thinking things were going to get sexual as they looked ready to rip that blond chick’s clothes off. Omg when did Hello Kitty become so scary?

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That’s some seriously trippy stuff even without the acid.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Scares me Muse!!!!!

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Pieces of Life: You’re Never Too Old for Sparkle

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Ok, enquiring minds want to know. Who tried the new Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows?

I just got these on Monday and can I say I lurve them with a deep passion. I don’t want to give too much away about them less I ruin my full review but boy am I in love.

All the shimmer, sparkle, and glitter haters should take note and rejoice as these are pure perfection for a very subtle, sophisticated shimmer. And as for those who think they might be a little too old for sparkle? Think again! These create a tiny touch of sparkle that instantly lights up the eyes and casts a beautiful glow onto your lids.

Gorgeous!

The Muse is smitten at the moment with Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows.

Spill it, Who’s tried ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

My review is coming soon!

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Pieces of Life: The Sims Edition

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So OMFGBBQWTF! The fact that EA Games continues to bundle it’s games with SecuROM totally rips into the Muse but if that wasn’t enough guess what else they are doing now!?

Check it.

Not only do they bundle games with SecuROM but now they pushed the release date for The Sims 3 from February to freaking June! I may be dead by then dude!

I dunno what’s worst….the delayed release or the bloody SecuROM!

Give me a shoulder I need to cry.

Hold me.

Apologies, back to our regularly scheduled cosmetic musings….

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20 Fabulous Favorites

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The Muse’s favs are constantly changing, rearranging, and switching up!

Jump ahead to find out what twenty items are topping her favorite list (currently anyway…)!

Steam Cream has full on captured my heart and has saved my skin this season! Truly a miracle in a cute little tin this cream is an absolute must have as far as this Muse is concerned. Keep it tuned here for a Steam Cream coupon coming soon from your dear old Muse!

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Although it’s a tad on the expensive side for a no brand brush, the Muse does so admit to absolutely loving and lusting after Aromaleigh’s Fiber Optic Blush Brush.

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It’s dreary outside but I keep it Spring-like this month by wearing Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Leaf Green. It’s been on my eyes twice already this week, obviously a fav!

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I’m feeling the love in the air and all the Valentine mush that goes along with it. Keeping with the theme of romance I beef up my dull complexion with a brush of Benefit Thrrrob and I’m left looking pretty and pink!

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My eyes sure can use a lift in the morning when all I’m wanting to do is crawl back into bed! I use a bit of theBalm Overshadow in No Money, No Honey on the inner corners of my eyes for a wake up call that can’t be beat.

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Can it be true that I’ve fallen for a drugstore mascara? Guess that be the case considering I’ve been using L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara every single day for the past week! Whoa.

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Perfection is house in a tiny KATE Dual Carat Eye Shadow Palette! GD-1 wakes my tired eyes up and makes me bright eyed and busy tailed once again.

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Snow, snow, more snow….it’s ok I can transport myself to tropical good times by rolling on some Summer of Sin!

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The Muse erases dullness from her skin with a pinch of pink and nothing does the job cheaper than MeMeMe PussyCat Cheek and Lip Stain. Tried and true favorite lately.

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Keeping it real with the beauty budget world the Muse really likes Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Eye Shadow in Glow Nude…well it’s not all about the price, it also happens to apply quickly and easily for those days I’m not feeling like doing a full eye look!

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I sweat the fact that I nabbed such a cool deal with my haul of Vincent Longo Shimmer Eye Souffles. Oasis is totally a favorite considering I used it at least 10 times last month! Whoa…how very faithful of the Muse. Do I get a major award for this?

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Oh Aube Frutina how I love thee! You truly need no introduction but the Muse will say she’s favoring EX05 at the moment! Love that beige peach gloss!

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Sexy and Seductive don’t come to mind when the Muse thinks of herself however the Korres Sugar Plum Gift Set brings that and more to the Muse’s eyes. Tried and true favorite and will remain as such until further notice.

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My lips are terribly dry and chapped but I can cheap it up and save them by using my Soft Lips in Cherry!

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Speaking of dry lips I don’t think my Lancome Baume Baiser every came off my favorite list….actually…I believe it’s been on there since Fall 2007.

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I’m still in Holiday mode so gold is almost always the order of business with this Muse. I noticed this month I’ve been using my Aube Shimmering Powder in Gold for the better part of the last two months. Ha…interesting!

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The Muse likes a pinch of pink and a hint of the sparkling bronze, gold look she can get when she tops all that pink with her Victoria’s Secret Diamond Luster Face Powder!

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I’m getting my Stila Lipglaze bad self on after purchasing the Stila Gift of Glaze…can’t beat the price or the variety…totally a fav at this moment! I like saving money on rare occasions.

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I’ve no idea what’s come over me but I’m actually digging on Jill Stuart perfume at the moment. I didn’t love it when it originally came out but lately I find myself hosing down with it in the morning…..whoa, what a turn of events! Check for fever I could be delirious!

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I feel cute and sexy with my Etude House Cute and Sexy Eyes Palette from last Spring…please Etude House can we has another collection like that one? Loves it!

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Well, I guess that wraps up what I’m currently loving at the moment…no worries it’ll change soon I’m sure.

How about you?

Name the Muse 20 items that you’ve been using a whole lot of lately!

Are they favs or just force of habit?

Tell the Muse!

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