Beauty Bits & Bobs
You probably already figured this out already but if not here’s a little secret! Sephora is actually giving away free makeup when you hit 500 points in your beauty bank. Cool right?
Don’t get too excited.
Don’t get hyped now considering that the “free” makeup has been the same for many, many months now. After your bank hits 500 they’ll give you a Sephora 360� Palette. I actually said no to it for the longest time in hopes that they’d have something better pop up but I decided what the hell and included it in my latest order considering my bank is at the point where I can probably get 6 of these palettes so might as well just try it out right?
Big mistake. Totally a cheesy palette. The colors are really blah blah blah meh meh, the palette has that weird cheap makeup smell, and the lipsticks look well over their expiration date.
Props to Sephora for the cool packaging though. This houses 16 Shadows and 9 Lipsticks/Glosses plus three applicators in a cute fold out style compact that’s really tiny. I love how much product is housed in such a tiny package. Aside from the cool design though I wasn’t feeling too much love for it’s contents, rather cheap makeup overall. I placed my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on top of the palette so you can see how small it is
Oh well nice try Sephora!
If you want it simply rack up your points to 500 and place the palette in your cart! It’ll be totaled out at checkout as 0.00!
Can we please has a new freebie soon? It’s been years now!
I shudder to think about it but this palette actually cost me $500 USD….eep! 1 point=$1 USD oh lawd! I may pass out!
Anyone grab this yet?
Tell the Muse!
Wanna take a trip with me into Dior’s past? Let’s go visit with the Dior Girly Blossom Palette release a few Summer’s ago when Dior was still sporting uber sweet packaging and plenty of shimmering, fun shades.
Hopefully you all remember when Dior makeup wasn’t mature, sophisticated, and elegant. Granted it’s always been those things but it also used to be fun, girlish, kawaii, and sweet. I have a huge stash of old Dior palettes that I’ve collected over the year’s one of which reminds me how fun Dior used to be is the Dior Girly Blossom Palette.
Remember this palette?
It contained a gorgeous shimmering peach blush and two fun shades of gloss all housed in a blossom palette with a garter makeup brush holder and two pink retractable brushes for face and cheeks.
Ahhh those were the days.
I haven’t seen anything fun from Dior in a very long time. A majority of their current collections are very mature and sosphiscated actually so much so that they fail to capture my interest as quickly as they once did.
I miss the old days.
Blast me to Dior’s beauty past any day of the week! I’d love to relive some of those great palette days!
What do you think?
Remain with the Muse in Dior’s past?
Embrace Dior’s present and future?
Tell the Muse!
I think this is a rather awesome Musing of the day so tell me whatcha think!
Do you love or leave the new MAC site?
Tell me all about and click below for my take!
Ok, so I’ve been thinking about this really, really hard (without busting a blood vessel I promise) and I remember how much I liked and enjoyed playing around with the MAC site when it was first updated. I mean it’s kinda ingenious being able to search by color and having the color options in every single available product etc….
But…well…the novelty wore off and I really, really, really, really miss the old design. For example, if I’m logging on just to have a quick look at a new collection it’s so difficult to navigate because the collection pages go by so quickly…or maybe I’m not clicking fast enough?
On top of that the black background drowns out the actual photos of the products. Plus one click brings another sliding frame and after that another frame appears…and I begin to feel like a n00b on the Internetz for the first time. What the hell?
I dunno it’s just too many bells and whistles and I just loved the simplicity of the old site.
Please MAC bring it back?
What do you think?
Absolutely adore the new site?
Want the old site back?
Want a new site but a little more organized and a little less fanfare?
How would you improve it?
Tell the Muse!
Carrying around perfume isn’t exactly conventional. So what’s a girl to do when she wants to touch up before an evening out after work?
Check out what’s In the Muse’s Purse for the deets!
Starring Fragrance organic roll on perfume oils are strong scented and come in gorgeous blends like Baked Marshmallow Mint Cake, Blueberry Candy, and Straw-Nana Cake…have I got your mouth watering yet?
These scents are strong, lingering, and beautifully capture the spirit of their names! At $5 USD per a roll on they are a nice budget friendly price that can be tucked into your purse so you’ll be sweet smelling all day (and evening) long!
If you’re wanting a deeper review of Starring Fragrance please click here!
Starring Fragrance Roll On Perfume Oil are in the Muse’s purse!
Check ’em out at www.starringfragrances.com
There’s something so very pretty about Jill Stuart Blushes. I’m not a big fan of the pressed powder blush but I absolutely adore the loose powder blushes!
I know, I know I’ve already done a Jill Stuart spotlight but today I thought I’d focus on the blushes!
I’ve always had such a soft spot in my heart for these blushes. They come housed in a dome shaped powder jar that has a certain Victorian feel about it. Bedecked with little jewels the jar is completely girlish and very pretty. Although it’s plastic the container still manages to sport a certain elegance about it.
I used to have all the shades of the blush but I’ve swapped a few away here and there and I’m left with five at the moment. My favorite of the bunch is Aurora Rose which is a popping pink that makes me look like someone pinched my cheeks!
One thing I must rave on and on about is the great brush these comes with. It’s dense with large fluffy bristles that make application a breeze. I look forward to one day hitting bottom on one of these blushes so i can use the brush for something else. I’m anal at the moment and won’t use the brush for anything else but the blush it came with.
The blushes are pigmented and silky smooth but if I’m honest I’d probably admit to buying these just because I adore the packaging…the fact that blushes are good is just a bonus!
Jill Stuart Blushes total love for this Muse!
Own any yourself?
Tell the Muse!