Beauty Bits & Bobs

Steam Cream 1st Anniversary Celebration

Yes, we all know about the Muse’s fascination, obsession, and love for Steam Cream! Steam Cream is almost a year old soon and to honor that they are having a little competition.


Click ahead to join in on the celebration!

To celebrate Steam Cream’s birthday they’ll be holding a new tin design competition. Put your creative hats on chicas and send a totally original image to Steam Cream that could be printed on a limited edition run of their tins! You can choose anything you like, get creative and use your imagination to create a super gorgeous Steam Cream tin! After all we all know that part of Steam Cream’s appeal are those cute little tins it comes in!

Your file size must be under 1MB and it can be sent to mailorder@steamcream.co.uk or post your design to:

STEAMCREAM Ltd
20 Market Street
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1NF

As mentioned the winning design will be produced for a limited time on a Steam Cream tin with the artists name on the base of the tin. And of course the winner gets 12 of their own tins to enjoy!

The closing date for the contest is May 31 so get your thinking cap on and start letting your imagination run wild to create that perfect design!

The Muse happens to be tempted to try her hand at creating a tin hmmmmm! Something flirty and fun me thinks.

Share your ideas in the comment field!

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Philosophy Coupon Codes


If you’re looking for a little something special for your mum this Mother’s Day you can snag a nice item or two from Philosophy and save some cash!

Enter promo code momsday to receive $10 off your $50 order or $25 off your $100 order!

Get Shopping! And I’m sure your mum won’t mind if you slipped an item or two into the cart for yourself, I won’t tell if you don’t.

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Musings of the Day: Susan Boyle


Everyone and their mum wants to change Susan Boyle. Susan’s hair, her clothes, everything about her seems to need a change if it was up to the media. After much pressure I guess she gave into it and she’s sporting a brand new look.

The question is what do you think of her new look?

Jump ahead for my take on it!

I personally thought part of Susan’s appeal was that she was an average, everyday woman with the gift of a beautiful voice. I thought she had a bright, cheeky smile and quite a nice personality. I’m not against changing or re-eventing yourself but I think part of that stemmed from her sudden popularity and if that’s what brought about the change, I for one am a tad disappointed. Change should be decided because you want it, not because someone told you that you need a change! Being your own person is what it’s about.

What do you think?

Tell the Muse!

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Sneak Peak: Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint and Bobbi Brown Color Gloss Review and Swatches

With the Summer coming at us full speed ahead, I’m sure we are all thinking about how best to minimize our makeup. Lighter makeup is always the order of business as the hot weather approaches and what better way to keep it fresh than with the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection releasing this May!


The Muse arranged for a little sneak peek of this collection so jump ahead for a peep!

Available in six shades Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint are chubby, travel friendly tubes of pigmented cheek color that glide on quickly and leave behind a glow of color. At $22 USD I wasn’t so sure on the price of these since they are half the size of a normal stick blush plus Bobbi Brown Rouge is $22 per a pot…you can see my dilemma here probably. Aside from the rant about it’s size I do think it’s a rather great little product plus I like how travel friendly it is and in a way I do like the size as I’ll run through it quickly rather than have it sit around for months because it’s just TOO much product.



The colors I tried were Sheer Pink and Sheer Coral. Sheer Coral is gorgeous and Orgasm-like shade, very peachy and pretty. Sheer Pink is a pretty sheer pink that gives a nice fresh glow. Both shades allow for sheer or bolder application. I didn’t find that these lasted as long as the potted rouge so reapplication was necessary after around 5 hours of wear.


All in all I like these alot for traveling and do like that they are tiny simply because I have plenty of product to get through. If you’re looking for nice, healthy color that’s light and fresh for the warmer weather, these make a great treat!

Also releasing with Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection is the new Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Gloss in four shades. I only have one of the four colors and I must pick up the other three as they are rather fantastic. At first glance of the promo photos I was thinking these were a lip stain. They aren’t a stain but a rather nice tacky, glossy, natural looking gloss that makes lips look quite fresh and sexy. The gloss is sheer with a tiny bit of color. It’s sticky enough to wear quite long and it goes rather nicely with the cheek tints to create a very natural, fresh look. I tried the shade Popsicle which is a very sheer pink. I liked the gloss alot and I looking forward to picking up the other shades when they are available in store.


The Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection keeps beauty natural and fresh this Summer. If you like a barely there face this collection is sure to please. I loved the FOTD’s I did for them as I thought I looked younger, fresher, and very natural using the products in the collection. Quite nice of you’re a fan of the minimal makeup look.

Check out the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection in May at your local counter and at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Steal It Again: Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush

The Muse feels like a broken record but she must tell you that you can steal Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush yet again at Sephora!


Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush was one of those fab beauty finds that the Muse is so properly happy graces her collection. She’s been known to rave about it a time or two in past posts. Sephora has been busy restocking all of the Sugar line to rid themselves of stock. It’s reduced 50% off! If you didn’t catch them the first time you can again get them for $12 USD!

So go now and steal Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush!

If you missed my review of these fine blushes and want a few swatches have a look over yonder.

Or blather about how much you love them in my comment box.

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