Beauty Bits & Bobs

Guerlain Forever Gold FOTD with Review

I cautiously cracked open one of my bottles of Forever Gold this morning (I know I’m such a daredevil rebel aren’t I?)! You wanna be just like me when you grow up don’t you!?

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Who’d have thought I’d actually try to use this stuff! It is the Holy Grail after all and when I purchased two bottles I was thinking that I’d take them out of my beauty vault on special occasions, stroke them lovingly, tell them how pretty they are, make empty promises to them about possibly using them in the near future and then tuck them safely back into my vault.

But today….

Surprise Surprise! I used a bottle. My god it felt absolutely decadent spraying my face and bosom with $78 Gold Shimmer! I take it this is how Paris Hilton feels (I picture her bathing in liquid gold for some reason or another as she just looks the type ya know?).

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As I sat there trying to very gently depress the pump I suddenly got overwhelmingly daring and instead of just doing one tiny squirt I was doing about 4 or 5! It was madness I tell you! Absolute bloody madness! This is Guerlain Forever Gold for god’s sake what was I thinking!? I was being awful brave this morning!

Well….I dunno what possessed me but damn I sure felt like 2 million bucks afterwards!

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This stuff is magical (or crack I haven’t decided which yet). Seriously it is. As well it should be for the insane price tag!

If I wanna be fair to myself I will say I expected crummy results when spraying this on my face. I didn’t think it would spray evenly and I thought I’d have one half of my face dusted in gold and the other half looking strangely vacant. But, Guerlain somehow worked it’s magic and one quick squirt of this distributes an even and beautiful layer of pure gold shimmer right across my entire face! I just went nuts and did a few pumps on my face and my neck and my chest and…well you get the idea (I was tempted to just hose my entire body down with this stuff but I fought the good fight and I decided against using an entire bottle for that purpose! But don’t think I wasn’t tempted to do just that because I surely was!).

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In all seriousness this stuff rocks in the way of application! It’s such a snap to use! Squeeze once for an ultra sheer layer of shimmer on your face, shoulders, anywhere you want a bit of gold! And as I said earlier it distributes quite easily as long as you hold it a nice distance away from your face or where ever it is you’re applying!

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The shimmer is a very fine milled powder and it’s not clumpy or gritty. It just simply is. Once you apply it’s as if your skin is shining with gold from within. It doesn’t lay on the skin in a way you can see where it begins so to speak. It becomes one with your look!

I refuse to give this a bad review but I do need to mention that it appears that it sort of blew off or just came off in the process of the day! I’m chalking it up to bitter cold windy New York weather and it’s no fault of the product! 12 Hours in and it seems to somewhat diminished from my face but hey what powder, shimmer or shadow do you know that lasts 12 hours straight anyway!?

Have I mentioned how in lust I am with this stuff? I think I’m going to make room for it in my bed and snuggle next to it tonight!

This is seriously well worth the cash I shelled out for it. Well done Guerlain a very happy fan girl here!

If you haven’t picked this up yet I have bad news as I believe it’s virtually sold out everywhere but do try to locate a bottle of your very own from your local Sephora, Saks, or maybe E-bay or MUA.

You can see the rest of the Muse’s Guerlain’s awesome Holiday Collection by clicking here.

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What I Used:

Eyes
MAC Technakohl in Black
Beaute de Kose Mascara Fantasist
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Pigment in Quick Frost
MAC Pigment in White Gold
MAC Glitter in Reflects Gold
MAC Eyeshadow in Magic Dust
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie

Face
MAC Blush in Fab
MAC Beauty Powder in Natural Flare

Lips
Sony CP Gloss in Clear
Tarte 24/7 Lipbalm in Tuesday

12 Hours Later, 15 Blocks in the Wind, A bit of Rain, and A little King of Mods working overtime to tame my horrible head of frizz and this is what you have:

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I’m too sexy for my own blog. Not. Jesus my hair looks like it’s been flushed around a few times! Sorry folks can’t have slick locks all the time! I look everyone of my 30 years in these pictures! Phew cold weather sure ages a girl!

BONUS:

And for your enjoyment me working my “Ghetto Fabulous” jacket! I picked this little gem up on 34th Street last weekend. My mate Jen calls my taste in clothes “the fashion weird” but hey I’m loving this jacket! I can’t help myself! I love tack *happy sigh*!

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Dontcha love the hood? I’m strange. Just deal with it.
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Bath and Body Works Temptation Sale

Well me loves it’s that time of the year!

I’m wandering around Bath and Body Works and the Semi Annual is creeping slowly up on us!

The Temptation line, as predicted by yours truly, has made it’s way onto the sale list!

So go yee and stock up on Twisted Peppermint for a mere $6 for a 12oz bottle!

What I seen on the site so far:
Twisted Peppermint 3-1 Shower Gel $6
Twisted Peppermint Body Scrub $6
Glittery Gumdrop 3-1 Shower Gel $6
Sassy Strawberry 3-1 Shower Gel $6
Sugar and Spice 3-1 Shower Gel $6
Various Lotions from the Temptation Line $4
Twisted Peppermint Bath Fizzies $1.75

A majority of it is 50% off at this time but give it a bit of time and it’ll be down to 75% soon I’m sure!

I’d personally start loading up on the Twisted Peppermint if you’re inclined as it tends to sell out fast online once it hits the clearance bin!

Now if they’d just discount the Sweetest Softest Line I’d be a happy Muse!

Happy Shopping!

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The Boyfriend Who Depots! Jealous Much?

I was just discussing Row a few blog entries back and her rather sweet cousin who gifted us with an absolute fabulous video tutorial on cosmetic application (Lord knows how we got along without it!)!

Row has her own little beauty blog that I adore and I’m catching up on reading her fab blog today (I’m supposed to be working but reading beauty blogs is far more entertaining for me).

Anyway.

Moral of the story is at this point we should all be properly jealous of Row as she has a boyfriend who depots for her.

I personally don’t depot my shadows but the general idea of having a boyfriend to do it for me makes me 1. laugh and 2. say awwwwww true love!

Click here to see Row’s fabulously patient boyfriend depotting her NYX trios.

I’m wondering if she’s behind him cracking the whip or has drugged him up to do this!

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LOL!

Sorry it was just too bloody good not to share love!

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Latest Obsession: MAC Beauty Powder in Soft Flame

Here’s a new obsession:

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Meet MAC Beauty Powder in Soft Flame and I’m here to say it’s gorgeous! I have two Beauty Powders already in Micro Pink and Natural Flare but I must say that Soft Flame blows both out of the water!

If you missed out on MAC’s Flashtronic Collection there happened to be a gorgeous little Mineralized Skinfinish in that color story that was entitled Northern Light and Soft Flame quite reminds me of it!

If you haven’t partaken of the Of Beauty Collection I’d say definately at the very least pick up Soft Flame.

Soft Flame is vibrant enough to use as a blush which can’t be said of the other colors in these powders. It’s a shimmering reddish copper with touches of gold that are beautiful on the skin. This can be used under your blush or over it but I prefer just using it on it’s own for a really perfect shimmer of color!

If you’re a medium to dark skintone this will really light your skin up! I’d say avoid it if your skin is a bit lighter as you may get a bit of a muddy look with it.

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I’ve already done a review on MAC’s Beauty Powder so I’m not actually reviewing the powder here just the color so if you’d like the read a review about the powders click here.

I’m absolutely loving Soft Flame and I can’t believe I almost missed out on ordering this but when I fell in love with the 183 I ended up seeing this and promptly falling in love!

Get this before it’s gone it’s definately a keeper!

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Start ‘em Young I Say!

One of the Muse’s readers and mates, Rows, has a fantastic youTube video on her blog. Go visit Row by clicking here.

This is Row’s 7 year old cousin giving us a make-up tutorial. I wonder where her influence (and obsession) with cosmetics comes from hmmmmm!

How much are you loving the way she says “blusher” all proper and ladylike! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! This little poppet is positively adorable and I’m positive I learned a tip or two about application! I wonder where she pops off to when she’s on the floor? Studying her notes mayhaps?

Let’s give her 10 years or less and I’m positive she’ll have her own blog!

Note: She didn’t say “Ummmmm” once I could definately learn something from her!

Mind you she’s putting the eyeliner on correctly and you’re probably the one doing it wrong! icon wink

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