Beauty Bits & Bobs

Ramblings About A Delightfully Broken Resolution!

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Well….

I broke one of my resolutions (See my New Year’s resolutions by clicking here) last week when I ordered Coffee Prince from YesAsia.com but I’m not taking responsible as I was tempted by two evil readers to watch this! It’s their fault not mine! Hehe!

I couldn’t wait to get it as it released the 15th, so I ended up going to Book Off (It’s a Japanese Media Store that sells used books, DVD’s, general Manga, etc….) and purchasing the set from them and canceling my online order. It was lucky they even had it as they don’t always get in the latest K-Dramas plus it was an early release (I ended up watching some of this while on the plane to California)!

I’d like to thank those two readers, Humming and HT, for the great recommendation as Coffee Prince is wonderful so far! I watched the first 5 episodes and I have to say it’s quite darling within the first few hours so I can imagine how great it’ll be as the story progresses! This is working it’s way onto my favorite list pretty fast and I can’t wait to sit down and watch the rest of it (the entire series is 17 episodes so I’ll be busy for a while!).

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The subtitles are high quality on this so if you’re purchasing the English version have no fear in that direction! One minor complaint is the subtitles are running by really quickly so I find myself rewinding a bit. I’m sure as I watch more I’ll adjust to the quickness and I really can’t rant too much at all since the quality of the subtitling is excellent with the English DVD version (Although I did catch a few times where they referred to “her” instead of “he” and I’m wondering if that was intentional!??!)! Aside from that the box set was really beautiful and well worth the price (as all Asian box sets are)! I believe they had a special press of the DVD box set but I went with the regular one. It was quite a bargain at $79.99 USD as YesAsia was selling it for $99.99 USD!

Yoon Eun Hye is absolutely adorable in this and I was shocked to see her hair cut so short! She can totally pass for a young boy! After seeing her in Palace and watching her in this it’s difficult to wrap my brain around the character she’s playing in Coffee Prince! She presents herself in such a way it’s easy enough to mistake her sex, I find the illusion of her gender especially easy enough to believe as I do not speak or understand Korean so the expression and tones are lost on me. If she is using a feminine tone I wouldn’t notice at all as I’m not familiar with the language enough to catch it so I can easily sit back and see her as a male character without a problem. The tomboy role has been done before with actress/singer Jang Nara in My Love Patzzi but Yoon Eun Hye takes the role of a tomboy and totally turns it on its ear! Gong Yoo looks as gorgeous as ever in this and he counteracts on Yoon Eun Hye’s character so well! The two of them make the ideal, beautiful gay couple (If only Yoon Eun was actually male that is)! Truly they compliment each other wonderfully, one built and tall, while the other is petite and short!

It’s also really nice to sit down to a K-Drama that doesn’t have anyone dying (at least I don’t think anyone will) or having some terminal disease! It’s also refreshing to do away with the jealous character as well. (someone had mentioned the same in a comment on my New Year’s resolution post! I must say I don’t mind the jealous character but it’s rather nice to get away from it for a while and just enjoy a funny love story!) K-Dramas can be a little too typical sometimes! This seems to be a really nice romantic comedy! My head can do without the depressing bits and my heart can really enjoy the laughter and love! I burst out laughing quite a few times already(APOLOGIZE! APOLOGIZE!) especially with the “blind date” who had hairy under arms! I was also smirking during the shopping spree and the dressing up of Yoon Eun’s character in a suit! Very cute scene!

Kim Jae Wook happens to be in this as well which is no great chore on my eyes by any means. His girlish good looks make me swoon (and of course his character probably plays off of his looks, we shall see!)! He’s only part of the supporting cast but really just seeing him in passing will be wonderful to behold as he’s fantastic eye candy! I think maybe the appeal and beauty of bish?nen is lost on most sadly (but definately not on me!!!!!)! He’s too yummie for mere words! He is by all means Muse Approved. Can I haz him on a plate pleaze?

Anyway…..quite off the topic of cosmetics today aren’t I?

I just wanted to say thanks to my two readers for recommending this! I love it so far!

Anyone watch it?

Want to see it?

It’s definately not makeup but Coffee Prince is most definitely Muse Approved for purchase! You’ll want your own copy so you can watch it again and again (I haven’t even seen it all yet but I can obviously see it’s going to be a favorite!)!

This one was well worth breaking my resolution for!

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The Muse Heads to the MacWorld Expo!

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Forget that geeky kid that dates Drew Barrymore! The new spokesperson for Apple should be Gackt!

Rawrrrr!

Anyway, your Muse is abandoning you again for a few days! Forgive me? The last time I left, one of my readers, Mandy (whom you must all know by now!) proclaimed that “the kids forgot what I looked like” while I was gone! Sadly, they may just forget again as I’m leaving you all again for a few days (you could have a case against me for divorce here! Although, I’ll fight you all to the death as no way am I giving up half my cosmetic collection!).

Don’t forget me too much k? *sniff*

I’m on my way to sunny California this time (well maybe not sunny!) to pay homage to Apple. This conference consists of a smaller group of people then what you’d find at CES and we all bow low to our leader Steve Jobs while salivating over any bones Apple throws our way.

Many geeks consider Macworld the poor man’s (poor man is used loosely as you have to have major bucks to keep up with Apple’s ever revolving technology!) CES but I rather enjoy it! Sadly, many Mac users are forced into the Winblows environment whether we want it or not. I myself run a dual boot with Winblows on one partition, FreeBSD on another, and most importantly, Leopard on my main boot.

If it was up to the Muse the world would run on a distro and we’d happily go about life! But sadly that’s just not the case (I may be carrying most of my OS on a thumb drive soon after seeing MS Office released for the MAC! Someone gag me please! This be a marriage most revolting!).

Anyway!

The good news is while I am in San Fran I’ll be visiting and staying with my very good friend Alyssi! She’ll be joining me on my adventures! I haven’t seen her in at least 9 months now so it’ll be good to catch up with her!

Items I’m looking forward to:

All of the MacLabs are sold out but lucky enough I have planned ahead and gotten into a fair few!

The 15th, Jobs will be doing his yearly keynote and again, I’m very excited about what he’ll be saying!

I have quite a packed schedule for the very few days I’ll be there and I hope to get it all done! I’d love to stay longer but sadly work calls me back so I can’t be away too long!

I’ll miss you all and I’ll be back shortly with updates icon wink

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John Barrowman and Bill Baily on Buzzcocks

Off the topics of cosmetics temporarily icon wink

If you LOVE John Barrowman and Bill Baily as much as me you’ll adore this clip!

That’s my new catch phrase! “Talk to the hand because the wrist is pissed” hehe!

I’m not sure what had me laughing more Bill Baily with his “I ain’t never gonna be your bitch!” (But he never had a problem being Dylan Moran’s bitch now did he?! I crack myself up sometimes!) or John Barrowman completely agreeing with Simon about what a show whore he’s been of late (Dancing with Stars, Buzzcocks, Torchwood, Who, The Weakest Link, Need I go on?)!

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Total Beauty and Dermstore Steals and Deals

If you haven’t had a chance do head over to Total Beauty and check it out! The Muse is a proud member of this fast growing, innovative website! Click!

Total Beauty and Dermstore have teamed up to give each of you 15% off your total order of $75 or more!

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I just did an order at Dermstore for a few bits and used the code!

Happy Shopping!

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Visee FOTD

I love the Visee Jewel Crushed Eyes Palettes *happy sigh*! Click here to read more about these palettes!

I can’t wait for the new Spring line up! In celebration of the Spring Collection that’ll be popping up soon hopefully I decided to do a Visee Face of the Day!

Tada!!!!!!!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Visee Jewel Crushed Eyes Palette in E2
Excel Single Eyeshadow in S2
MJ Mascara

Face
Excel Highlighting Blush in G5
Bare Minerals Gold Gossamer

Lips
Too Faced Fat Kiss Gloss in Fat Candy
MAC Lipstick in Casanova

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