Beauty Bits & Bobs

Musings of the Day: Set It and Forget It?


I’m curious how everyone will answer this Musing today! Do you set your foundation with powder? I know many if you that have oily skin will answer a solid yes but what about those of you with dry skin?

Find out my answer below!

I have dry skin a majority of the time and sometimes a little oily come Summer. For a rather long time I always applied my liquid or cream foundation and didn’t bother setting with powder aside from a teeny tiny amount down the sides of my nose. Just the last few months I started setting with powder and love the results. I still hate the fact that powder makes my dry skin all flaky in certain places but I love the fresher, cleaner look of my makeup thanks to the powder and the fact that it makes my foundation last a bit longer.

What about you?

Do you set with powder?

I’m especially curious about to hear about those with dry skin!

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In the Muse’s Purse: Clean Fun Perfume Oil


Inside my purse is a Clean Fun Roll On Perfume Oil that I never leave home without!


Find out why….

The Muse happens to be the biggest fan Clean Perfume probably ever had but she’s so mad at them for never bringing Clean Fun out in EDP format. Oh my god it’s the awesome. I can’t believe they never thought to make it into a perfume but just left it as an oil!

How they managed to bottle up the fresh scent of a shower with super fun, flirty blast of citrus is beyond me but that’s exactly what it reminds me of. A cross between “clean”, “fruity”, and “sweet”. It’s heaven. Notes of Green Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange and Limes create a wonderful wake me up fragrance that lives up to it’s name, “Fun!”

I tote Clean Fun around with me everywhere and use it as a quick touch up when my perfume has long since worn away. It’s the perfect perfume oil for nights I am leaving from work and heading out with friends for dinner, a movie, or just to hang out. It wakes up me, keeps people asking me, “what are you wearing?”, and puts me in good spirits!


Such a fun, uplifting scent! Clean Fun Perfume Oil is in this Muse’s purse!

Every tried Clean Fun?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!

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Yay or Nay: Benefit Coralista


Benefit Coralista has been out quite a while now so I’m sure many of you have either picked it up or had a swatch and a play at your local Sephora or counter. The question today is was Benefit Coralista a Yay or a Nay for you?


Jump ahead to see if the Muse was Yayin’ or Nayin’ it (as if you don’t already know my answer)!

The sweet smell of tropical peach, a pigmented blushing powder that’s a cross between peach and coral, and great packaging? Obviously it’s a Yay for this Muse!

I absolutely adore this stuff and think it’s probably one of the best Benefit Powders released to date, believe me I know as I’ve tried ’em all!


What do you think? Was Benefit Coralista a Yay or a Nay for you?

Tell the Muse!

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Etsy Musings


The Muse happens to be a BIG Etsy junkie. It’s a huge addiction, like really, really big. The Muse’s mum is fond of the phrase “from soup to nuts”, in this case that would be a real fitting way of understanding my purchases on Etsy. I literally buy from soup to nuts on the site. Makeup, clothes, jewelry, perfume….you name it I’ve purchased it somehow or someway on Etsy. I’ve been shopping on Etsy since around 2006 or so. In the past three year’s Etsy has grown up to be such a big and wonderful place to score such amazing finds.

I wrote about Etsy once before on Musings, quite a long time ago when I first began my blog. At the time I had plans to bring a category to my site which would be an “Etsy finds” daily post sort of thing. Someway, somehow that wonderful idea got tossed to the back burner and never really got taken out of the closet until now.

Lately, I’ve been tossing around ideas on how to make my blog more interesting. I feel like I do the same thing day after day and I just want something to spice up my little home on the Internet. What came into play was the rebirth of my “Etsy Musings” idea from days of old.

Mostly I embraced my idea for this new category simply because we are all looking for an escape from the expensive and really would love some unique, inexpensive beauty finds. Secondly, I really wanted to give a little recognition to my favorite sellers on Etsy. Many of these people aren’t in it for a simple buck, this is their art, an expression of their personality. I felt like many of these artists (I refrain from using the word sellers) needed a voice, someone to shout out to the world about how wonderful they are and again the rebirth of Etsy Musings took place.

So for the sake of unique, inexpensive beauty finds made by wonderful artists….I bring to you Etsy Musings which will be a weekly or a monthly or an every other day post about a great Etsy find and the artist behind it.

I hope you’ll enjoy this interesting category. I hope it’ll lead you towards an interesting, unique, and inexpensive beauty find. I hope it’ll help you to embrace your inner artist. I hope it’ll simply put a smile on your face after finding a neat little treat that doesn’t cost you $25 bucks but simply a dollar or two.

I’ll begin Etsy Musings starting this week with a review and an interview from a kawaii jewelry maker that lives in the Philippines and literally brings a “sweet” touch to jewelry!

Stay tuned for the details but for now what are your thoughts on Etsy?

Lover?

What do you buy on Etsy?

Addicted as the Muse?

Tell me all about it!

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Beauty Battle: NARS Super Orgasm VS Benefit Coralista


Pitting NARS Super Orgasm against Benefit Coralista could cause for an interesting fight dontcha think?

Some fans of both are fond of saying how similar the two are but the question is if NARS Super Orgasm went up against Benefit Coralista who would win?

Jump ahead to find out!


Let the Beauty Battle begin!!!!!!!

Now NARS Super Orgasm is considerably more pricey when compared to it’s contender. Coralista is 0.42oz and has a $28 USD price tag. That’s nearly double the product for $3 USD more. Uh oh NARS, Benefit could be beating you out when it comes to price and size.

I hear tales of woe when it comes to Super Orgasm how glittery and shimmery it is, what a mess it is, etc…but the Muse thinks these are all blasphemy! Super Orgasm is much more pigmented when compared to it’s sister color, Orgasm. And yes it does have a whole lot of shimmer going on and chunks of gold glitter however it blends out to a nice satin finish minus any crazy shimmer. The shade is a glowing peach that’s simply stunning to say the very least! Uh oh Coalista look out Super Orgasm is creeping up on you here!


Now Coralista is undoubtedly the better deal of the two products. Nearly double the size of Super Orgasm with a price tag of merely $3 USD more makes it a considerably better option when it comes the quantity but what about quality?

Smelling like a sweet tropical peach sporting some seriously cute packaging and having amazing color pay off all make Benefit Coralista an incredible blush! The Muse is fond of telling everyone and anyone that will listen that it’s one of Benefit’s crowning jewels! Truly a great powder.


And the fight begins…..

NARS Super Orgasm starts off with a pop of peach, a hefty price tag, but little weight to back itself up! Benefit Coralista throws the first punch with a crazy peachy finish, a price tag to please, and enough weight to sink a heavy punch into Super Orgasm’s face!


And the winner is….

Oh please jebus don’t make me choose between two of my very favorite blushes! Ugh it’s so hard!

It’s difficult to choose between these two incredible products! Both are simply amazing to say the least but if I’m honest with myself Benefit Coralista has the better color pay off, the most bang for my buck, plus who can resist a blush scented like a tropical peach? Actually in the end the peach scent threw the fight and made Benefit Coralista our winner!


So tell me….

Who’s your winner?

Is NARS Super Orgasm the best girl for the job?

Or do you favor Benefit Coralista?

Tell the Muse!

Still not convinced Coralista is a winner? Check out both my reviews of NARS Super Orgasm and Benefit Coralista to make your final choice!

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