Beauty Bits & Bobs
After much debate the Muse has decided to order the Smokey “V” Eye Kit from Bare Escentuals.
I really didn’t need or want the kit when I originally seen it pop up online at Sephora however I’ve changed my mind since seeing the “V” Brush in action.
I scoured around E-bay for the Brush and it looks like, at the moment, it’s going for anywhere between $14-22 USD. For that price I figured I might as well just dive in and buy the whole kit which is available on an E-bay auction for $29.99 plus free shipping or from Sephora for $32 (but then I’d have to pay taxes and shipping so E-bay seems a good idea!).
Ok…anyway…let’s get back to the brush!
The brush was intriguing when I first seen it but I wasn’t sure how exactly it was supposed to work. It basically resembles a fishtail and I was assuming that to apply you’d be dipping into your shadow and just using the brush in the outer corner of the eye where the area creates a “V” however since viewing a demo on QVC (which I am sad to say I am unable to locate for you to view) that’s not the case at all!
Photos of the brush that I nicked from E-bay
Ok so this might be hard to explain but basically to use the brush you’ll be dipping into your shadow or better yet coating both sides of the brush in whatever color you are using at the moment. After your brush is nicely coated in color you’ll be dragging the brush from the inner corner of the eye all the way outward to the V of your eye where you’ll proceed to twist the brush up slightly. The entire effect basically coats your crease and lower lash liner with color while avoiding your middle eye and lid area! The twist towards the end will emphasize the V area and create a more intense effect.
So..that sounds really complicated but I promise you when I seen how it was used I was really delighted and instantly in “want” mode!
The Muse has decided that she needs this kit and highly recommends scouring around E-bay for either the kit or to try to locate the brush at a decent price! It seems a really good tool to add to the beauty arsenal! All in all I’d say you’ll make good use of the shadow and glimmer that comes with the kit! They are perfect colors for the fall/winter and evening looks plus you end up with the nifty brush.
You might remember a few months ago I had gotten some Clio Eyeshadows that I really liked.
I was dead curious about the entire line so I googled a little and came across the website for Clio. Upon viewing the website I fell in love with just about everything the line offers as the items are so damn cute!
Of course when it’s cute that normally means it’s some sort of Asian cosmetic that the Muse will have a hard time getting her hands on! *sad sigh*
Lucky enough the Muse happens to have friends in high places (sort of, kinda) and she ended up nabbing two of the Clio Blushes that were extremely difficult to locate here in the US!
I must say these are everything the Muse wants in a MAC Skinfinish! They are silky, smooth, and pigmented! MAC Skinfinish are amazing but I’d love a bit more color to some of them, that, is in fact, where Clio picks up the bag. Clio Blushes give a gorgeous wash of color on the cheeks that looks amazingly natural and just downright pretty! The brushes they come with are very soft, no shedding, and nicely rounded and large for good coverage!
I ended up getting two of these FINE blushes and I wish I could have gotten the other colors! If you have access do pick up a few of these as they are fantastic!
I love the Clio eyeshadows I’ve purchased prior to this but I must say they out did themselves on the blushes!
Now..solving the problem of locating Clio stateside…hmmmmmmm……….
Love samples? Love trying new things?
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The Little Black Box is on sale monthly and each month is a great time to experience new goodies! It’s an awesome way to discover interesting new shops on the internet that you may never have thought of trying before!
The next box is on sale October 19th and includes samples (and if you’re lucky full size items) from over 35 online shops!
The Muse loves the idea of a big old sample box of goodies! She can’t wait to order her box!
I had to remove Shout Box due to a slightly rude comment! So sorry about that! I wasn’t sure how long it’d last before rude bits started popping out and was vaguely shocked that it lasted as long as it did!
It was a nice medium to have for quick replies and such but sadly I have no control over it and since the Muse prefers that her blog remain a happy place minus insults to her person she’s taken down Shout Box for now!
Comments are always open on any of my blog entries and I ADORE speaking to each and everyone of you via that! Or e-mail of course Both of which I have way much more control over!
Speak to you all soon in the comment box =)
Well…that was great!
I wanted to thank all the fine bloggers from the Beauty Blog Network that stopped into my chat tonight! You guys sure do know how to support a girl
Elke, Jazmin, Marina, Shannon…etc…Thanks! It truly meant the world to me that you came to show your support!
The lovely Miss Sarah, a reader of the Muse’s blog, stopped in as well!
The chat was somewhat slow in regard to readers but everyone that did pop in made the entire experience a fun one!
Thanks so much again and hope to do this with everyone in the future!
A little Update: A big Hello to Betsy who was having problems accessing the chatroom tonight! Betsy so sorry you missed us I believe the chat works a ok with IE and Firefox! Sarah mentioned she had a problem loading up with a browser and turned to IE where it worked a ok! In the future, hopefully, we’ll have a better chat room to use
Looking forward to seeing you next time!
Hugs! Thanks for trying to pop in!