Beauty Bits & Bobs
Some people collect stamps. Other collect stickers. Some folks like to collect designer bags or shoes. While still others collect figurines or action figures. The Muse happens to collect cosmetics (and old books but that’s not part of this story).
As per a reader’s request I’ve taken a picture of my large stash of Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow Singles. Now the Muse values Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow Singles more than she does life itself…ok I exaggerated a little bit there…she does however hold these in higher value than say her MAC stash of shadows.
I can’t say I went to a ton of trouble to get my singles because I honestly didn’t however my good friend Iris went to a heck of a lot of insanity to grab me singles that were both new and discontinued by searching around Tokyo drugstores about a year and a half ago. Lucky enough Iris scored some great shades that were long since gone from the regular catalog of single shadows. It saddens me that Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows get so little love due to the fact that the palettes are the star of many eyes in the cosmetic world. It’s actually really upsetting considering that most addicts would agree the singles are actually much better pigmented and better quality when compared to the palettes that MJ has out at the moment.
The singles come housed in a little slide draw that sports the MJ golden emblem on top as a pull. Pull back and the draw reveals gorgeous, silky, pigmented MJ eyeshadow. The shadows can be removed from these draws and placed in palettes however the Muse loves the packaging style so much she never really had the heart to depot any of her singles. A few years back MJ had compacts out which would house either four shadows, two shadows and one blush, or two blushes. I can’t say for sure but I think these are long past gone and I don’t think MJ actually carries them anymore or I could be wrong and they axed the dual compact which housed one blush or two shadows. Either way the compacts were quite gorgeous with a gold layered plate on top, a mirror inside, and the words “Fulfills All Your Wishes” in lovely script on the gold plate. I really should get around to actually depotting my singles and putting them in these pretty compacts but I just never had the heart to do so and my stash currently resides in a pink box and the compacts are tucked into another box.
The Muse’s MJ stash tucked safely away in a pretty box!
The singles run around $3-$5 USD and are a great deal to say the least so if you happen to be wandering around Tokyo one day and come across these wonderful singles the Muse says pick ‘em up as the are Muse Approved for purchase!
You can snag ‘em up and around the Internet as well just have a read of my Japanese Cosmetic Buying Guide to see where the best deals are!
I’ll be documenting all the shades that I have stashed away shortly so stay tuned for that post!
Majolica Majorca Holiday Collection 2007 Review
Majolica Majorca Holiday Collection 2008 I Am Gorgeous
Majolica Majorca Summer Collection 2007 Review
Majolica Majorca Mascara Review
The Muse’s friends at Kiss and Makeup have scooped the tale and have images available from the new MAC Hello Kitty Collection!
Exciting but still not capturing my interest le sigh! The Muse changed things around a bit and gave her impression of how she thinks the MAC Hello Kitty Collection should go down!
First off the Muse feels that they should have recruited her favorite coplayer Arisa Mizuhara. She’d have made thee perfect model for the MAC Hello Kitty Collection. Arisa, Hello Kitty, MAC…yes I’m thinking I like this union. Alot.
The Muse’s Version
We need the perfect outfit for Arisa so I’m thinking we need to head over to Lawrara and pick out one for her!
As you already know from reading my previous impression of MAC Hello Kitty I wasn’t so into all the black packaging! The Muse thinks that needs to be revamped as well.
The Muse is thinking lots and lots of pink and maybe Jill Stuart like packaging thrown around for good measure!
Nothing like the classic feel of Hello Kitty to get a girl excited!
How great would it be if we can have rhinestones and pretty pink compacts?
Pretty princess-like packaging a la Jill Stuart Cosmetics!
If the Muse had her way this is how MAC Hello Kitty would go down! Pretty, pink, and very kawaii is what Hello Kitty is all about!
How about you?
What would you change about the MAC Hello Kitty Collection?
How would you make it better?
Are you loving what you’ve seen of it so far?
Not so much?
Who would be your Muse (or model) for the collection?
Tell the Muse!
Does it freak anyone out that MAC is offering 25% Off a majority of it’s Holiday Collection? It kinda scares me a bit that the economy is taking such a slugger that even cosmetics are becoming discounted.
Hey, nice time for hauling but scary none the less!
Get 25% Off MAC Holiday 2008…Start shopping now!
MAC Adoring Carmine Gift Sets are down to $26.88 USD from $34.50 and MAC Passions of Red Palettes are down to $28.50 USD from $38
The only thing that remains untouched are the MAC Red She Said Color Story and the MAC Passionately Red Lip Palettes…..
I find it interesting that MAC is discounting. In all my years collecting this is truly a first!
Disturbing or Awesome?
Tell the Muse!
Hmmm can we see some of this love directed at the MAC Monogram Collection? The Muse won’t protest too much!
MAC Passions of Red Review: Comparisons to MAC Royal Assets
MAC Passions of Red Devoted Poppy Lip Palette Review, Swatches, and FOTD
MAC Adoring Carmine Face Brush Set Review
MAC Little Darlings Softsparkle Eye Pencil Set Review and Swatches
Another day, another giveaway!
Have you entered my Vera Wang giveaway yet? Sure hope you have! If you win you’ll receive a bottle of Vera Wang Look signed by Vera Wang! Ahhhh! Coolness right?
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Today you’ll be entering for your chance to win the Bobbi Brown Manual that the Muse recently reviewed! Enter your name in the comment field for your chance to snag this great read! The contest is open to US and International readers!
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The winner will be announced this coming Friday so be sure to check back on Friday, December 19th to see if it’s you!
Morning…errr…it’s afternoon already isn’t it? Happy Monday! Quickie post telling you that Bath and Body Works is offering 20% Off your total plus guaranteed Christmas delivery so if you’re doing any last minute shopping or just want to score a little something for yourself now would be a great time to do so at a discount!
How’s everyone’s Monday going? I just realized that I somehow let Christmas get away from me this year! 10 days left and aside from having my tree and decorations done super, super early everything else is piling up waiting to be done!
Oh the stress! I know I’ve had an epic fail this year in regards to gift idea posts and such! Sorry about that guys! Life has a way of catching up with me and sometimes it’s not always Musings times!
I’ll be back on track soon! Just hang tight!
Love you all and hope your heart is filled with the season!