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Hello World!

Well the weekend is upon us finally! Is that a happy sigh of relief I hear out there?

How are you liking Beauty on a Budget Week so far? I fear most of my finds weren’t so fabulous! Sorry guys you can’t take the fabulous out of the Muse and replace it with cheap!

Beauty and a Budget Week continues next week as I still have a few items to get through in the way of reviews and I promise something has to turn up good!

It just so happens that next week will also start up Japanese Cosmetic Review Week. I’ve been remiss in reviewing the Summer Collections from Japan, apologies for that!

I have a load of stuff for you up my sleeve so be patient with me and I promise I’ll get to it all! That includes the newest MAC Collections which I am late bringing to you guys!

This weekend I’m heading to Atlantic City so of course I’ll be hitting up The Pier Shops at Caesars so I can gamble with one hand and shop with the other! They have MAC, Lush, Etc..so let’s hope I come home with some cool goodies for review!

How about you?

Whatcha doing for the weekend?

For now I bid you fair thee well and I’ll see you Monday! Happy Weekend!

Here’s some link love for you to amuse yourselves with while I’m away gambling my unborn children’s tuitions away at the poker table:

Click on over and revisit with the Paul and Joe Spring Collection! You’ll be happy you did as cuteness awaits you!

See the exclusive face chart that one of the MA’s at Shu Uemura created exclusive for Musings!

Find out why I love L’occitane en Provence’s Verbena Collection!

Tag! You’re it! Click here to visit all my tagged MAC posts! I’m sure you’ll find some collection you’ll love revisiting with!

Visit my Jelly Pong Pong review to hear my ravings about how great some of their products are!

Stila’s “Asia” Only Exclusive haul awaits you after this jump!

Get your bling on with my review of Guerlain’s entire Holiday Collection for 2007!

Take a visit across the pond and find out more about B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful!

Happy Reading!

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Everyday Minerals Haul

If you read my blog daily you might have heard me mention that I recently fell in love with Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup. I’ll be doing a review on it shortly but the one thing I would like to mention is how much I love the packaging! The application on this mimics Philosophy’s Supernatural Airbrush Canvas and Bare Escentuals Rare Minerals.

After reading about Everyday Minerals and the empty puff jars they sell on Vanessa’s blog I decided I needed to purchase a few for myself! These are identical to the Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup applicator!

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So awesome!

I’m thrilled to bits that they have these! I’m not the biggest fan or supporter of mineral make up but I felt like Surreal Skin applied so well due to this style packaging so I purchased two of these empty puff jars and I’ll be emptying some long forgotten Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation Powder into one to see if this improves my low opinion of the powder! The other jar I’ll be using for the Maybelline Mineral Powder Powder Foundation who knows maybe this will redeem my poor opinion of it!

These are only $5 USD each so you can’t really go wrong by grabbing a few. I think I’m going to invest in a few more to use with some loose powders blushes I have.

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Love ‘em?

Have these already?

Ideas how to use ‘em?

Tell me!

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Summer Makeup Must Haves: NARS Nail Polish in Schiap

NARS gets some more love this week with my Summer Must Have Nail Polish for my toes! NARS Nail Polish in Schiap is my latest discovery of coolness!

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At first glance of the bottle this looks like a really cheap, gaudy fuchsia but once it’s on..oh LORD….loves it!

It’s a beautiful cherry pink! That’s the only way I can describe it. Can we have a blush and a lip gloss like this please NARS? Thanks from the Muse and your fans!

I can’t really describe the color but it’s worth hoping into Sephora to peek at! It’s a cross between fuchsia and a reddish pink and the outcome is a simply divinely gorgeous shade!

See for yourself:

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Drooling yet?

The Muse is loving this shade and her toes are happily wiggling with it on!

Perfect shade for the Summer!

Go grab some!

Have it already?

Love it?

Like the swatch?

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Summer Must Have Makeup: NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave

I blogged about the NARS Summer Collection a few weeks ago and I recall one of the first items that grabbed my attention when I saw the releases was the lip gloss in Misbehave!

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I got my hands on Misbehave recently and it has turned into one of my Summer Must Have Makeup items for sure!

It’s advertised as a sheer shimmering red but it’s so much more to me than a simple red color! On my lips it looks like a cross between a fiery brick red with hints of copper and orange and a shimmer of gold! It’s not a true red but more a cross between several colors that looks simply stunning on!

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I brought this with me when I was on my holiday and it rarely left my lips! I’m all for variety you know me another day, another color however I sincerely loved Misbehave so much I found myself pairing it up with many of my looks!

It goes amazing with Urban Decay Baked Bronzer! I normally don’t like pairing up reds with peachy, gold shades but in this case I felt like NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave complimented those shades wonderfully!

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When paired up with simple pinks it looks wonderful but when cocktailed with warmer shades you’ll get a popping Summer look from a simple gloss!

The formula contains a shimmer of gold which reflects wonderfully off of golds, corals, peaches, etc….

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This color is on my Summer Makeup Must Have list! You have to give it a whirl for yourself! NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave gets a big seal of Muse Approval for purchase!

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Tried it already?

Love it?

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Want more NARS?

Click here to read my review on the NARS Orgasm Nail Polish and Lipgloss Set!

Click here
to read my NARS Roundup Review featuring the Spring Collection eyeshadow, Abyssinia!

Click here to read my raving first impressions about the NARS Night Series Palette!

Click here
to find out my I love my NARS Dolce Vita Set!

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Reader’s Request: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Swatches in Heat and Sting

A lovely reader requested a few swatches of some Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow and regular shadows so here they are!

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Special requests of your own?

Comment box is open!

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