Beauty Bits & Bobs

Origins New Organic Line

The Muse isn’t always as conscious as she should be in regards to what goes into her cosmetics but Origins is making that easy for her with their New Organic Line of products.

This new line provides skin, body, and hair care products certified to meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Standards.

Want to learn more? Click your way over to the site!

In honor of Orgins New Organic Line the Muse is doing a little contest!

How do you enter?

Simple! Just comment about what you think of the new Organic Line (you do not need an account to comment)! I’d love to know what you think!

Please be sure to include your name or internet alias somewhere in your message when commenting as I’ll be writing it down, throwing it into a jar, and within a week’s time I’ll randomly select a winner to receive some goodies!

If you win I’ll be sending you a gorgeous Origins Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Bag, a sample size of their new Nourishing Face Lotion, and a sample Prescriptives Mascara!

The Goodies!
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This contest is open to everyone worldwide. If you happen to live outside the US I’ll gladly airmail you your package should you win!

No cost or purchase is needed to enter the contest and if you win I’ll be paying your shipping obviously icon wink

Good Luck!

PS The Muse really wants one of these totes for her very own icon wink If you don’t win fear not you can purchase one from Origins, Nordstroms, and anywhere Origins products are sold for a mere $10!

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The Muse’s Final Sephora List

The Muse has finally decided and placed her order for the Friends and Family Discount at Sephora! At first my list was rather short but it got a tiny bit bigger upon seeing a few items last night at Sephora!

So this is my final list (I’m a bit proud of myself as years past my list has been way bigger):
NARS Night Series Mini Palette
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Cassini
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Roja

Stila Front Cover LookBook Palette in Look No. 3
Stila Front Cover LookBook Palette in Look No. 2

Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Flawless Diamond

Grand Total: $274.00
Total After Savings: $237.56

So whatcha get?

Tell me all about!

My comment box is open and ready for you!

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Happy 1st Birthday PJ and A Touch of Blusher

I can’t think of the world of blogging without PJ from A Touch of Blusher in it! Blogging wouldn’t be blogging without PJ to listen to my woes, whining, triumphs, questions, and concerns!

PJ is always a source of information on all good things cosmetic, blogging, and life icon wink

A Touch of Blusher is what Musings of a Muse aspires to be!

This is a post for a very special friend and blogger.

Happy 1st Birthday to A Touch of Blusher and it’s wonderful writer, PJ! May you have many, many, many fine years of blogging!

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Do head over to A Touch of Blusher and wish PJ well on A Touch of Blusher’s 1st Birthday!

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MAC Pro Blushes

Ah do insert a happy sigh right here my pretties!

Your Muse has just popped back from the MAC Pro shop and she got two fabulous blushes that she’s in lust with at the moment!

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Around July or maybe June MAC Pro had introduced a few blushes and eyeshadows (Visit with Christine and you can see swatches of all the shadows and blushes that were released!) that were exclusive to Pro shops only. It’s been a while since I dragged myself into a MAC Pro store so I decided to hop in today as I needed a bit of cheering up!

My little eyes did indeed spy two gorgeous shades of blush that were introduced in the line I was just talking about above and those are Full Fuchsia and Salsarose.

I’m positive if I showed these two colors to a professional makeup artist they’d yell and scream at me for purchasing such loud, bright, vibrant colors for my complexion but bloody hell I’m so used to breaking every cosmetic law in the book that I firgure I might as well go on and not stop now!

Both colors are utterly illegal and it’s possible I could be arrested for purchasing these vibrant shades but like I said I’m just not caring! I love these!

Full Fuchsia is just what you’d expect from a fuchsia colored blush! Holy cow it might very well glow in the dark if I switch the lights off my dears! It’s quite full on! When I wear it I look like I’m stepped in from a really cold winter’s night and I just adore that look as it makes me appear younger than I am hehe…!

Full Fuchsia
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The shade is truly fabulous and I’m absolutely ecstatic to use it with some vibrant shade of fushica eyeshadow (Hey why stop at blush! I want the ENTIRE look!).

I’m not entirely sure how many people (or myself for that matter) can pull this color off but I’m positive you’ll (and I) will have tons of fun trying to find just the right look using it!

Now Salsarose is much more subdued than Full Fuchsia (not by much). Salsarose is a coral red color that again gives me the just out of the cold (or pinched) look! It’s just as vibrant and gorgeous as Full Fuchsia and I’m really looking forward to using it in a full makeup look!

Salsarose
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Overall, I’m so saddened I hadn’t picked these up when they were originally released because truly they are gems! Several other colors I wanted were out of stock and are equally in your face vibrant and yum!

If you live near a Pro shop do stop in to peek at these! If not you can always dial any Pro shop in the US and they’ll promptly deliver these or anything else your little heart desires for $7 UPS shipping fee!

Your Muse(y) approves of full on blush colors and highly suggests having a peek at these to see if they are just right for you icon wink

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MAC Tenderstones Still Alive and Kicking at Nordies!

Ha! I was browsing around Nordies and noticed that MAC Tenderstones are still available for purchase!

I find this kinda funky and funny icon wink

You can check the Muse’s review by clicking here if you have any ideas about purchasing some of these!

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