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Tarte Friends and Family Discount

The fine folk at Beauty Blogging Junkie have posted up a fantastic Friends and Family Coupon for Tarte!

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35% Off Using Coupon Code FF2007

Now would be a great time to pick up the We Wish You Wealth Palette! You can click here to view my impression of this palette!

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Specktra Haul-a-Days

Check out Specktra Blog for a special Holiday Event! Specktra Haul-A-Days is happening now! Don’t miss out!

I see some great companies participating in this event such as MAC, Stila, Cherriflip, and More!

So run, don’t walk, and join in on this special event!

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Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Sparkling Eyeshadows on Specktra

The Muse is working the Specktra Blog circuit today!

A story of sparkle today!

Jump over to Specktra Blog to have a peek at my review and impressions of Vincent Longo’s Wet Diamond Sparkling Shadows! CLICK!

Don’t forget to say hi to Janice (the brains and beauty behind Specktra)!

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Matching Pink FOTD

I was feeling like a really subtle pink look this morning!

Here’s what I came up with (those of you who commented on my “tacky” matching you’re going to LOVE this as I’m just a matching demon today! They may have to call in the fuzz with all the pink and matching going on in this look!):

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What I Used:

Eyes
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Sparkling White
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Kiss
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF
RMK Eyeshadow Metallic Eyeshadow in 11
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliner in Groupie
Beaute de Kose Volumizing Mascara

Face
Clio Blush in Pink 2

Lips
Urban Decay Lip Envy Envious
Smashbox Lipgloss in Radiant

Extra Bonus of me rocking my pink Converses (Don’t mind by baggy slacks! I was reliving my youth today and baggy punk pants was the way to go!)

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Do you love it?

Why is it whenever I wear a pair of Converse my feet look like boats? Serious my entire foot looks like a caddy! I wear a size 7-8 (5-6 UK) depending on the shoe and these just happen to be a size 7 (6 UK) yet my feet look about the size of a small country! Serious I can use these things as weapons and hurt someone really bad if I’m not careful! What’s that old saying? Wear the boxes, throw away the shoes? I even own a custom pair that’s a size 6 1/2 (4 UK) and STILL the bloody things make my feet look like a monster! Now I know how Paris Hilton feels! I can’t begin to tell you how many pairs line my closet yet I can’t help but feel like the Jolly Green Giant every time I wear a pair!

They don’t make David’s foot look monstrous! I don’t get it! Note to Self: Become Lean, Lanky, and Sexy to work a Converse Sneaker!
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Converse if you’re listening make hightop sneakers more flattering for chicks with small feet! Thanks! Love you!

MY GOD! ATTACK OF THE KILLER SIZE 7′s!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jill Stuart Christmas Coffret 2007 First Impressions

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I got my Jill Stuart Christmas Coffret a few days ago. I had promised myself I wouldn’t bother with it but I must say I am happy I went ahead and purchased it because it’s quite gorgeous!

My favorite item out of the gift set is the very cute satin pouch it came with! It’s really roomy and just gorgeous for storing little treasures in! I love this!

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The coffret isn’t anything to write home about to be honest. It did include some great items but it’s nothing you absolutely need so if you missed out buying this rest assured you’ll be fine and won’t die of lemming. I promise.

The set also included Shimmer Tint Face Gloss which is scented with a beautiful rose. The gloss comes in a mirrored compact that slides easily opened and closed. Very nice item but pointless a bit as it’s a balm and I don’t particularly care for using balms on my face.

Jill Stuart Shimmer Tint Face Gloss
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The lipgloss included is a gorgeous shimmering red color which is quite nice. Packaging wise it’s very beautiful with the standard jewel look of all Jill Stuart glosses. As I said the color is gorgeous but I’m slightly worried about the applicator. It comes with a sponge applicator but it doesn’t appear to pick up much product upon first look! This remains to be seen as I have to smooth some on my lips before judging fully!

Jill Stuart Lipgloss in Rose Gleam
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You’ll also get a cuticle oil which also comes in the gorgeous Jill Stuart packaging with the gem encrusted topper! This is something the Muse can really use as her cuticles are in terrible shape in the winter!

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Another favorite of mine is the scented choker! It’s quite a nice choker and they give you plenty of ribbon with it so you can tie in snugly around your neck with a bit hanging down for a nice effect! It’s quite a pretty piece!

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And finally last but never least would be the Brilliance Eyes Palette in the special Christmas packaging! This is a lace palette with ribbon and quite lovely! If you’re a collector of the Brilliance palettes this will be something you’ll definately appreciate! I somehow fail to get excited about these palettes as the colors tend to leans towards the same thing over and over. The only colors in this palette that really shout at me and are “new’ish” would be the pinky rose color and the bright yellow. The other two shades are similar to what I already have in previous Jill Stuart palettes. This is not to say that the palette isn’t lovely because it truly is but I do wish that they’d release some newer shades!

Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyes Palette Christmas Edition
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Overall, a beautiful Coffret from Jill Stuart this year but I’d say you can safely skip it unless you’re a die hard collector and fan! It’s beautiful yes but nothing to get too hyped over!

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