Beauty Bits & Bobs

The Last Day of Autumn FOTD

Your Muse just got in from the dinner and a movie and decided to make it a rather early night! New York in the winter is NOT a fun place to be! It’s cold and windy and bloody brutal weather for a Muse to be out in!

So she’s home now, comfy in her bed, blogging to you gorgeous ladies!

Today is sadly the last day of Autumn and it’s all down hill from here on out! The snow will be here soon! In celebration of that I did a bit of a Fall-ish look!

Hope you love it!

Cheers and Happy Weekend!
Your defrosting Muse!

What I Used:

Eyes
bareMinerals Glimmer in True Gold
bareMinerals Glimmer in Cerveza
MAC Pigment in Copper Sparkle
MAC Pigment in Rushmetal
MAC Pigment in Vanilla
theBalm Overshadow in You Buy, I’ll Fly
MAC Pigment in Off the Radar
Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Lashes in Bronze
MAC Technakohl in Black
MJ Lash Enamel Glamour
MJ Lash Bond Primer

Face:
MAC Blush in Fab
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Shimpagne

Lips:
MAC Liptick in Strapless
Lancome Juicy Gelee in Fruit Punch

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I’ve already reviewed some of the products I used! If you’re interested you can click on them as I’ve embedded some links! Those are the links in orange! Just click and you’ll be magically whisked away to the review of that product!

Enjoy!

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The Importance of Piggie Vials

That quite sounds like a disease doesn’t it? Piggie Vial? Oh my it does indeed!

You might (or might not if you happen to be a MAC Whore like the Muse) be wondering what Piggie Vials are! Piggie Vials are actually Pigment Vials which are smaller containers of MAC pigment. You can only get pigment vials around the Holidays (or at least that’s been the case for the last few years) and they normally come sold in sets of five or so!

Now you might be wondering why I am bringing this up in a blog post! Well I think that the importance of Pigment Vials is underestimated and it’s my job to tell you how important they are!

Pigment vials contain 2.5 grams of pigment in one rather cute little vial! Why is this important? MAC Pigments are so pigmented that a little product goes a long way and vials are the perfect solution to not purchasing a large jar of pigment that will take you literally years to get through!

A normal jar of pigment is 7.5 grams in size and is $19.50 while pigment vials are sold normally in lots of 5 for $29.50. That means you’ll get 12.5 grams of pigment for a nice little price plus it’s a variety of colors you’ll receive and enough product that’ll last you ages and ages!

I’m addicted to pigments and as appealing as large pigment jars are I’d love if MAC started offering pigment vials as a regular catalog item! How great would it be to walk up to your MAC counter and have the option of buying a full size jar of pigment or a vial of pigment!

Until that time comes (MAC are you listening? We want more piggie vials!) I adore picking up the Holiday collections with the 5 very cute vials that allow me to have an array of colors for an inexpensive price tag!

MAC Pigment and Glitter Vials
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MAC introduced two new pigment sets this year which are a warm and a cool selection for $29.50USD each!

MAC Curiousitease Warm Pigment
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MAC Curiousitease Cool Pigment
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The moral of the story is if you’re on the fence or you’re new to MAC and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the vast collection of color why not settle for a gorgeous set of pigments!

Now is a great time to get them as they are up and available for the Holiday Season!

MAC Pigments (big or small) are always Muse Approved!

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Glittery Black FOTD

Bit o’ Glitter Today!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Concerto
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Sparkling White
MAC Technakohl in Black
Tony and Tiny Herbal Glitter Pencil in Black/Silver
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Pyrotechnics
Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Mascara and Overcoat Duo in White Diamond

Face
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
MAC Blush in Full Fuchsia
T’estimo Highlighter in WT-04

Lips
Urban Decay Lip Envy in Greedy
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Dominique

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Margarita Bloom 25% Off Sale

The most lovely Regina at Margarita Boom has informed the Muse that you can get 25% off your entire order up until the New Year!

This is a tremendous value and a great time to stock up on some great and unique Bath and Body goodies as gifts and stocking stuffers!

I featured Margarita Bloom in a Few of my Favorite Stocking Stuffers post! You can click here and check it out!

The Muse is off to fill her cart with goodies!

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Philosophy on QVC

It may sound unappealing but I rock the home shopping boat every year for Christmas! Many people think that shopping from QVC will nab you cheap gifts that are not worth the effort or the money of ordering but that’s not the case! You can nab some great gifts that are inexpensive and quite posh! They also offer great flexible payment options to spread your payments into small monthly payments rather then paying the entire amount right away! Many cosmetic options also have some products that are exclusive to QVC so these are items you can’t purchase from anywhere else!

I’ve gathered together a few Philosophy items that are really great deals in my opinion and maybe they’ll simplify your Christmas gift list!

Philosophy Lemonade 5-Piece Deluxe Set Available at QVC Item Number A18856 $80USD
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Includes all of the following items:

  • 16-fl oz old fashioned lemonade shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath
  • 8-oz lemonade body butter
  • 23-oz old fashioned lemonade salt scrub
  • 2-oz lemonade hand cream
  • 0.5 oz lemon-flavored lip shine

Purchased separately this entire lot would run you $91USD

Lemonade isn’t my favorite philosophy Shower Gel but this lot of items will save you $11 if you purchased them separately so not a bad deal!

Philosophy Flavored Lip Collection Available from QVC Item Number A72108 $29.98
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Includes all of the following:

  • lip gloss in vanilla birthday cake
  • lip gloss in powdered sugar cookie
  • lip gloss in raspberry sorbet
  • lip gloss in melon daiquiri

Purchased separately each lip shine is $10 which totals $40 for four! You’ll save $10 by getting this set!

Philosophy Amazing Grace Head to Toe 6 Piece Layering Kit Available from QVC Item Number A4518
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Includes all of the following items:

  • 8-oz amazing grace shampoo, bath, and shower gel
  • 8-oz amazing grace hair conditioner
  • 8-oz amazing grace firming body emulsion
  • 1-oz amazing grace hand cream
  • 2-oz amazing grace spray fragrance
  • 0.27 oz amazing grace perfume oil
  • 2-oz bonus purity made simple facial cleanser
  • 0.4 oz bonus hope in a jar moisturizer

Some of the items in set set aren’t valued but if you add together the shampoo, conditioner, body emulsion, hand cream, spray perfume, and oil it comes to $87 or more!

Happy Shopping!

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