Beauty Bits & Bobs

Keith Richards for Louis Vuitton

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Keith Richards is the new public face for Louis Vuitton! This is what I’ve been waiting for all my life. Combing couture with classic rock!

Long live the Stones! \m/

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Vote Cookie!

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If you’re a beauty blogger chances are you know a sweet little lady by the name of nilla cookie aka Lilan. Lilan has been commenting and reading Musings of the Muse for quite a while now and has been a fast friend of the Muse’s. I see her about bringing a bit of sunshine to beauty bloggers everywhere with her friendly comments and sweet nature!

Chances are you love her as much as I do so why not show her a bit of that love and vote for her wonderful blog, the Daily Cookie, at the Glam Media 2nd Annual Glam Network Awards.

Lilan’s blog, the Daily Cookie, has been nominated for Beauty Publisher category! How exciting! Congrats Mizz Cookie!

You might want to show the Daily Cookie and it’s author a little love and support by heading over to Glam Network and casting your vote! Click here to participate!

Keep in mind you can vote once a day up until April 10, 2008 so if you have a spare second during the day definately head over and have a quick click!

Congrats Lilan!

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Babblings About Digital Cameras and Musings of Change!

Hey Guys!

I wanted to share something with you! I’m about to embark on the purchase of a new digi cam in April. I’ve been using my trusty Kodak and Sony for ages and I thought I needed something with a bit more meat. After carefully consulting with my digital camera guru, Vanessa, I decided to go with a Canon. She had recommend two solid models and after a bit of thought I decided to wait a little while and go with the Canon Powershot SD1100 which is releasing in April. I seriously don’t need another digital camera as I have plenty in the “digital graveyard” in my closet where all old technology goes to rest (mice, keyboards, cameras, printers, my commadore 64, my Apple Lisa, etc…etc..). It appears, like the geek I am, that I develop emotional attachments to hardware and have a hard time throwing it away!

This particular model of the Canon looks very good. This is actually more a purchase for you guys then for me. I wanted something that would take high quality images of cosmetics, good bright photos of swatches, and close up shots. My old camera does ok with these things but I could definately use an upgrade! I normally avoid swatching because my camera takes such crummy shots and the colors appear wrong so hopefully the Canon will solve this problem and we’ll end up with some good true to color swatch pictures.

Anyway!

Thought I’d share and tell you to be on the look out for better pictures coming to a blog near you very soon! I think this will be extremely beneficial when your unable to purchase Japanese cosmetics at retail. The jacked up prices don’t give you an option to make a mistake with color if you know what I mean. So if you end up shelling out cash for Japanese Collections you’ll at least have the tools you need (my swatches and photos) to make proper color selections when purchasing!

Most of you know that a majority of my Japanese cosmetics are purchased at retail cost. I have a few friends that live in Japan and they get me what I need and I do the same for them. But when you’re purchasing online prices have a tendency to rise from $5-$10 USD or more!

A few other changes are also coming your way shortly….

Good changes I hope.

A new adventure awaits readers of Musings of a Muse some of which I think might be exciting!

I’m working on my own forum very soon so you’ll have a place to chat to fellow readers, swap cosmetics, chat about brands, etc…..

There are many, many makeup forums around but I thought Musings of a Muse deserved it’s own forum! So it shall be very soon! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but I just haven’t had the time but know it’s in the works!

After much thought and consideration I’ve decided to start podcasting some of my posts. This should be live very soon depending on how much time I have to do it. Now you’ll not only have the opportunity to read my posts but you’ll also be able to listen to me babble about a collection, share my thoughts and opinions, and just do my normal giggle ummmm routine! Brace yourself while I try to remove the giggles and the “ummm’s” from my vocabulary!

I’ve wanted to do this for a while and I thought it would be a fun and unique way to make my posts even more interesting!

I think that’s about it for now! I hope you’ll find all these new additions as exciting as I do!

Thanks to my old and new readers because this can’t be possible without each of you!

Update: Camera is on the way! Amazon.com had listed it’s release April 15 but thanks to Taryn for showing the Muse it was available on Best Buy! So we’ll now have quality images soon! I hope it works well in low light situations and such! We shall see!

Cheers Taryn! Thanks for helping a Muse out icon wink

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Reader’s Request: Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl

A few weeks ago I had laid my hands on some of the Vincent Longo C_Scope Collection. I was pretty impressed with the Lip Vinyl I got in Fellini Red. You can click here to read my original post and review about the collection!

A few of you had asked for an FOTD of me wearing it so you can see the color on! Here it is!

It’s quite eye popping and bright but I adore it! Such a vibrant, bold red! I’m not normally one for red but this is beautiful just beautiful!

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Heath Ledger Broke?!

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I was shocked to hear that Heath Ledger has a total of $100,000 to his name. I’m left wondering how the hell that’s possible?

According to a news article on Yahoo the Brokeback Mountain star has a total of $100,000 in various bank accounts, a $25,000 car, and about $20,000 in furniture and home fixtures. He’s not in dept but he wasn’t exactly doing so great.

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The man’s mad 23 films or so and he only squirreled away $100,000? Granted many of the films he’s starred in are Indie however he has been in some seriously silly Hollywood flicks…he had to be paid something for those right?

Wow.

Shocked here.

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