Beauty Bits & Bobs
I’m such a makeup geek so I’m of course loving this Musing!
So spill it…just single shadows….How many MAC shadows do you have in your stash?
Find out my answer after the jump!
Just counting my singles, not my doubles or my palettes, I was surprised to learn I don’t have nearly as many MAC single eye shadows as I thought I did!
Arrr me maties all your Stila Precious Pearl Palettes belongz to me!
Or in this case they belongz to the Muse! Sorry Jack!
One of the Muse’s favorite palettes this season falls on the shoulders of Stila with it’s uber fabulous Precious Pearl Palette. Combining six bright, bold, fun shades for Spring into one compact palette and the Muse will quickly agree that it’s a must have item to amp up your look this coming Spring!
Stila The Precious Pearl Palette contains six brand new shades of Stila silky, smooth, pigmented eyeshadow but wait that’s not all! These new shadows supposedly are infused with genuine crushed pearl. Hey, we went through the crushed diamond phase why not crushed pearl too?
Pearl is one of the natural wonders of the world it appears as it supposedly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin with a youthful glow. I dunno about all that but take my word for it that the shadows in this palette are well worth your time as they are truly stunning shades that will allow you to create endless vibrant looks this season!
The shadows are tucked inside a slim line vintage compact with a real mother-of-pearl overlay. The palette style mimics that of the popular Stila Kitten Palette released last Summer. It’s a tiny palette that packs plenty of goodies inside.
The shadows included are:
- White Gold-Soft shimmering white with a heavy dose of golden shimmer
- Soft Pink-Sweet, pastel baby pink with white shimmer
- Mid-Tone Pink-a bright, bolder pink with pink shimmer
- Deep Blue-Dark, blackish navy with plenty of blue shimmer
- Green-True green with hints of blue and green shimmer
- Gold-Dirty golden yellow with gold shimmer
All the shades in the palette are vibrant, richly pigmented, and blend like an absolute dream. I can never quite explain the texture and formula of a Stila shadow but they almost feel like a cream as they glide on. Quite a nice formula on the eye and one swipe should do you well as the shadows are amazingly pigmented.
You create an endless stream of looks with the Stila Precious Pearl Palette! I created three separate looks below. All the shades worked very well on me but I did have a tiny bit of a problem with the blue as it is an intense shade so I ended up using it as a liner shade as it worked best as such.
For the look below I used the white gold as a color wash and used the true gold shade all over my lid and crease.
For this look I used the green all over my lid and crease and a tiny bit of the blue to contrast the shade in my crease. Some more blue to liner my bottom lash line finished the look!
This look used the lighter pink on my lid and the brighter shade of pink to contrast from the v of my eye towards the crease.
Overall, the palette is a steal at $40 USD (less than $7 USD per a shadow when broken down) and is particularly great for anyone who wants a colorful look for the Spring! I really liked this one and I hope Stila continues putting out more palettes in this style as they are fabulous quality and include plenty of product for creating endless looks. Muse Approved for purchase all the way!
Is the Stila Precious Pearl Palette on your wish it?
Tell the Muse!
Smith’s newest lip balm brings a little bit vanilla, a little bit chocolate, and a hint of mocha coffee……
Hmmm the Muse likey! Jump ahead to find out who has it and why the Muse thinks you needs it!
I’m a fan girl when it comes to Smith’s lip balms so when I heard they had a new balm entitled Mocha Rose I was all about it!
This new balm contains an infusion of chocolate, vanilla, and mocha coffee plus of course that special hint of rose to add a dewy gloss to parched lips! Of course, lips aren’t the only place you can use a tin of Smith’s salve. Grab some to use on rough hands, cuticles, cracked heels, and so much more.
Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm is available now at Beauty Habit for $7 USD so grab one, the Muse thinks it’s an absolute must have!
Tell the Muse!
How’s a little mystery for today sound? A Moroccan Mystery no less! The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Mystery
Courtesy of our friends at The Body Shop today I’ll be hosting a one day/24 Hour Giveaway that’ll feature many of the brand new items from The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection! Jump ahead to read how you can enter to win!
The Body Shop decided to spoil you with a little love this year which includes a gift pack from their brand new Moroccan Rose Collection which includes all of the following fabulous goodies listed below.
Each day, one of 14 different beauty blogs is giving out a clue to a different product on The Body Shop website. Simply follow the clue to the yummie Body Shop treat and than post the product name into the widget below. Remember the name of the product goes into the widget box not my comment box. Since the widget box allows one entry per ip address I’ll be personally adding a secondary entry for anyone who heads over to The Body Shop Blog and comments on this post about why they like the new Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body and Makeup Collection and why they’d like to win it!
This contest runs for one day only so you must hurry to enter as tomorrow it’ll move on to a new blog which in turn gives you a brand new chance to win the gift set from a different blog. For a list of other blogs that will be taking part in The Body Shop Moroccan Mystery please visit The Body Shop Blog.
Here’s your clue for today:
“When you’re ready to get up and go, your hands get tingly with anticipation. Don’t bite your nails, though, even if you think they’ll taste like a toasted flavorful treat. You’ll go nuts for this special treatment.”
Clickie for the answer!
Remember put the answer, your name, and email address into the widget to be entered to win and don’t forget to visit The Body Shop Blog to tell ‘em what you love about the collection and why you’d like to win it. This contest is open to US residents only.
By entering your name and email address below you are giving me permission to share your name with The Body Shop so that your prize package will be sent to you. Please keep this in mind prior to entering the contest. The contest is open to US Residents Only, I’m sorry about that one guys!
Welcome to Pieces of Life The Comment Edition! This is basically a post to say, “Oh Hai! How are you today?”
I’m a bit remiss with my comments this week as I’ve been very busy please forgive me? I’m slowly catching up and promise I’ll do my best to get to ‘em all shortly. I also have some really super posts all written up and ready to go. These posts will go live later tonight for your reading pleasure.
So what’s the agenda for this weekend? Anyone have good plans? I’m heading to Comic Con this weekend to get my geek on and prob do the normal weekend stuff…movies, dinner, etc….
Hope everyone has a super weekend! I’ll see you all Monday! Check back later for the new posts believe they are scheduled to go live at 7 or so plus tomorrow I’ll have an extra special contest so you’ll want to stop by as it only runs for 24 hours!
Lots o’ Love!