Beauty Bits & Bobs

Boring Japanese Brand FOTD

This morning I was rushing around like a lunatic (I’m already a lunatic but when I’m late I’m even crazier) and I ended up doing this really simple, boring FOTD instead of the brighter colors I had planned!

But, for your viewing pleasure, here it be!

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I used all Japanese cosmetics to create the look icon wink

What I Used:

Cheeks:
Gransenbon Blush in 02

Eyes:
KATE Gradical Eyes in BK-1
Canmake Sparkling Lame Liner in 01
Kiss Volumizing Mascara
K-Palette Mascara Tears Overcoat in Silver

Lips:
Lavshuca Jewel Lipstick in PK2
Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge in RD2

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The Muse and E-mail

Hello World!

I’m slowly catching up on e-mails and it’s a process to say the least! If you’ve written to me please know I do my best to get back to all e-mails icon wink

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If I haven’t replied for some reason it’s probably because my inbox is sickeningly disorganized icon wink

The good news is I believe I am up to date on all my E-mail as of today (aside from a few personal friend e-mails)! If you’re awaiting a reply, have a question, or just want to say hello you can always comment and get a super fast reply icon wink Or e-mail me again and I promise now that my inbox is somewhat back to normal I will return your reply in a shorter amount of time!

Many thanks for all the e-mails, comments, etc! I appreciate all of you and their would be no Musings without you to read them!

Hugs and Kisses from the Muse!

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Queen’s Sin and Red Romp FOTD

Ahhh the Muse has finally located a red lipstick that she actually LIKES!

I used my Queen’s Sin Lipstick and Red Romp Lipglass today and I’m in absolute lust with them! These two are a MUST MUST MUST have from the MAC Antiquitease collection!

The Muse gives these a hearty thumbs up for purchase! I’ve never run across a red lipstick that works for me and Queen’s Sin just works perfectly and Red Romp on top makes my lips look amazing!

I’ll leave you to judge for yourselves!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Vapor
MAC Eyeshadow in Forgery
MAC Eyeshadow in Fineshine
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick
MAC Technakohl in Black
Lavshuca Silver Glitter Mascara Overcoat in SV-1
Excel Mascara

Cheeks
Nars Desire Blush

Lips
MAC Lipstick in Queen’s Sin
MAC Lipglass in Red Romp

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The Muse Takes on Specktra

You may recall that I had mentioned I was expanding my horizons in a previous post!

And now would be a good time to tell you exactly how I plan to do so icon wink

My love affair with MAC began not so long ago by visiting a forum entitled Specktra. Now you may or may not know of Specktra and here in lays my story with Specktra icon smile

Specktra is the type of community that plenty of hard work, passion, and love goes into! You can tell by visiting Specktra how much hard work goes into it! It’s an utter and complete encyclopedia for all good things MAC. Truly if you can’t find what you seek on Specktra you won’t find it anywhere else on the Internet.

I’ve been a proud member of Specktra for quite a while and I use it for all good things MAC. Now Specktra isn’t completely broken out of it’s MAC mold and that’s something I love about it because it’s my #1 resource for MAC information!

The Muse has the responsibility of bringing all the latest and greatest non MAC news to Specktra’s Blog.

This is thee most exciting news for the Muse! Writing for a blog that I admire so much is truly something I am very excited about!

So, once a week, you’ll see the Muse making a little guest appearance on Specktra blog featuring some new cosmetic find =-)

Many of you are privy already to huge stash of cosmetic must haves and now is my chance to share the information further with members and readers of Specktra!

I hope you’ll visit with me on Specktra Blog!

And of course this new venture does not hinder Musings of a Muse in anyway! The Muse’s blog will chug along as it always does!

I hope you’re excited about this as I am!

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Biteki Magazine Holiday Collections Feature

Sometimes I think I need my mate Betsy on board to keep this blog updated icon wink Without her you wouldn’t get this special little treat I’m about to give you!

The Muse hadn’t checked Biteki’s site in a bit and it appears, thanks to Betsy for alerting me, that the Holiday Collection pull out is up and available on the site.

Biteki is a Japanese magazine that is sadly not available here in the US! Sometimes if you happen to be lucky you can nab older copies on E-bay or the Muse wanders through drugstores in Chinatown in hopes of nabbing a copy! On a rare occasion you can get a copy that’s…..wait for it….6 months to a year old *sigh*

However, the good news is you can always visit the website! The Muse just happens to be picky and likes to have a hard copy of the mag in her hand!

Anyway.

The good news is the holiday collections are up and on the site! You can check them out by clicking here. 17 pages of pure Holiday bliss! This features US and Japanese brands so you get a little mix of great and wonderful!

Sincerely, take a look at the site because it really does give a great break down of holiday “It” collections! I truly wish the US offered a better beauty magazine that did this!

Of course Betsy should be taken out and beaten for making the Muse’s wish list triple! But I love her so I’ll forgive her! Just this once.

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Enjoy the Holiday Previews in Biteki! And let the Muse hear all about your wish list!

My comment box and my ears are open!

Update: Duh! I just noticed that Rouge Deluxe also has a feature on Biteki and also Voce! Click here to have a peek!

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