Beauty Bits & Bobs
Oh baby I’m all bling’ed up today thanks to my Jewelry Paper! Dontcha love it?
My friend Mayu sent me a package recently and inside was a few packages of “jewelry paper” Now I had never heard of Jewelry Paper and when I first opened this up I wasn’t sure what to do with it. It looked like fancy blotting paper so I took a sheet out and proceeded to rub it across my forehead to soak up any access oil. It worked a treat as far as I was concerned with one problem. The paper started off a deep bronze color but after I blotted my face it had seemed the bronze rubbed off. I just shrugged and went about my business. About an hour later I happened to glance in the mirror to notice my entire forehead was covered in fine shimmer. Oh lord! At least I was at home at the time imagine if I was at work or a public place and blotted my face with this? Disco Diva Baby!
The moral of this tale is that Jewelry Paper is actually little sheets of paper that contain a healthy spray of fine shimmer on them. You can take a sheet and rub it across your eyes, cheeks, arms, or any part of your body and you’ll have a super sweet layer of shimmer that’s left behind after you rub!
Thus the name comes into play as you’ll shimmer like jewelry!
What a neat concept.
The Muse loves shimmer so having an arsenal of cool “sheets” of shimmer whenever she wants to apply a bit of bling is ultra nice!
Mayu purchased these for me in a few colors so I’ll be twinkling for the next few months!
I have to do a bit of shopping today for my good mate Rows from Mostly Make Up. I was snapping shots of the CVS flyer for her last week and as I did I thought maybe I’d post these up for the international readers so you can see some of our drugstore brands, sales, etc…..
As you know I’m not much of a drugstore makeup fan but lately I’ve had moments where I am tempted! Kinda a weird, random post I know and my stateside readers won’t be too interested but I definately thought those of you in different parts of the world would dig it!
Behold the CVS Sale Pamphlet for the Week (Everyone Oooo and Ahhhh all at once now):
Hey there guys!
PJ from A Touch of Blusher had alerted me to the fact that my “subscribe in a reader” link could be having a problem. I was not experiencing this problem when I attempted clicking the link and subscribing to my own feed but I later got an e-mail and a comment about how it wasn’t working for a few of you!
I think I solved the problem!
So anyone that wanted to subscribe to my feed can do so by clicking towards the left hand side and entering your e-mail address!
Cross my fingers it works for you guys now!
Let me know if you experience any problems!
I wanted to share this exciting news with you last week when I originally got it but I was too busy to recreate the look so I didn’t want to post it without my spin on it!
One of the key makeup artists at Shu Uemura, Misumi Kitano, created a gorgeous exclusive face chart for readers of Musings of a Muse using the brand new Rebirth Collection! I was lucky enough to nab some of the Rebirth Collection for myself and it’s delightfully Spring-like!
I didn’t have everything that was used in the face chart so I improvised with some stuff from my own collection!
What was used in the face chart:
Glow on Harmonious Orange
Rouge Unlimited in Dewy Beige
Rocket Eye Pencil Energy Flow
Pristine Green Eyeshadow
Precise Volume Mascara Black
My dup of the face chart:
What I Used:
Milani Mineral Blush in Mai-Tai
Shu Uemura Rocket Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow
Shu Uemura Pristine Green Eyeshadow
MAC Pigment in Charteuse
Fairy Drops Mascara
Urban Decay Lip Envy in Envious
I’m happy to say that I got a chance to sample some of the Rebirth Collection from Shu and it’s quite gorgeous. It’s one of the few Collections that is very light and Spring-like! Many collections this year went for very bold and dramatic colors that didn’t completely suit my taste for Spring but Shu came out with a beautiful range of soft Spring colors such as greens and yellows that are sure to suit the upcoming warmth of Spring! The title of the Collection is quite fitting as each spring their is a Rebirth and regrowth of life around us! Flowers, Trees, Etc…the colors and the name are well suited!
The highlight of the collection for me are the rather awesome stackable tri color pencils. These come in three colors that are stackable to create one easy to carry pencil. These are a very creamy pencil that can be applied as an all over color or an eyeliner! Two color combinations are available which are Energy Flow and Aqua Flow. Both sets include three color selections for $20 USD. These trios are Limited Edition.
Overall, the collection is quite lovely and worth having a look at! The Muse loved recreating the look from the face chart Misumi created for Musings! A big thank you to Misumi for taking time out to design the chart!
Check out Shu’s Rebirth Collection at the Shu Uemura Website.
If you’d like to copy the face chart and do your own creation and share it with the Muse and readers of Musings of a Muse do e-mail it to me at [email protected]!
Click here to read my recent review of the Shu Uemura Mini Lash Curler!
Click to read my review on Shu Uemura’s Gloss Lacquers!
Click here to read how I fell head over heels in love with Shu’s Lash Curler!
You may recall that I had was in with all of the Lunasol Geminate Eye Palettes when they were introduced. I went nuts and just said to myself “MUST have all!”
At the time I recall my good mate Iris from Rouge Deluxe saying she liked the Diamond palette the least. At the time Iris had purchased me the Diamond palette and I was in agreement with her that it was probably not as nice as the others plus would be a bit sheer as well! It’s rare I’m in disagreement with anything she says so I was definately on the bandwagon that this particular palette wasn’t as beautiful as the rest of the lineup!
However, I beg to change my opinion! It’s become a fast favorite of mine the times I’ve used it and I’ve created some ultra stunning, shimmery looks with it!
I love, love, love how the colors all just work so well together!
This is what I created a few days ago when using it:
It’s quite nice but it’s a bit of shimmer overload! My fallout was a mess! Oh well I’m still enjoying all the glittery bits and pieces!
What I Used:
MAC Blush in Full Fuchsia
Lunasol Geminate Palette in Diamond
MJ Lash Extender Spring Edition
KATE Loose Eyeshadow in PK1
Kate Loose Eyeshadow in SV1
Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Pink Raspberry
Ettusais Glitter Pink Lipgloss