Beauty Bits & Bobs

Recreating Anna Sui’s Royal Romp Look

I was messing around this morning and not feeling at all myself so I decided I’d go for something wild to cheer myself up!

I tried recreating Anna Sui’s Royal Romp Look.

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Sadly I’ve no idea what they used on the model so I just dabbled around with colors I had to see what I could create and this is what came of it! Lightening up my face to the point it was so goth porcelain as the model’s skin in the picture was near impossible so I improvised slightly with that as well as the ultra vibrant red gloss she’s wearing (If I wore such a color I’d look like a clown)!

What do you think?

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What I Used:
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
MAC Blue Storm Eyeshadow
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Shadow in Verite
Vincent Longo Wet Diamon Shadow in Mermaid Blue
Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Sunshine
MAC Technakohl in Black

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Halloween Haul

I got one of my orders from Bpal today! Please have a look at my prior blogs on BPAL here and here for further information prior to reading this blog so you aren’t too confused icon wink

The Pumpkin Patch Set
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The new labels are delightful on this set of oils! Very cute! All smelled as great as last year! The Murder of Crow Imp smells like dish liquid soap to me but aside from that the rest are yummie Pumpkin goodness!

Number 1 is vying for first place as my favorite! The fruity tartness of the pear and pumpkin blend together in perfect harmony!

Number 2 I’m loving least! *burp* The tobacco kills the entire blend in my humblest opinion. It’s wearable but not nearly as good as it’s brothers!

Number 3 is chocolate pumpkin overload with a good dry down scent of creamy fruit!

Number 4 is too green for me! Another loser in the batch! It’s wearable but way to earthy for me to enjoy. Not getting much pumpkin in it!

Number 5 Is all vanilla goodness to me mixed up with yummie pumpkin! The perfect fall scent!

The Perilous Parlor. Libra and Sugar Skull
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The Perilous Parlor is part of the Haunted House Collection and is divine! It’s a boozy pear smell heavy on the vanilla and purely perfect in all ways! I think I need a backup bottle of this gem!

Libra is quite gorgeous as well! Fruity and Floral!

Sugar Skull is pretty much identical to last year with maybe a little more of a heavy hand on the sugar! This is one of my favorite scents and I adore when it’s released around Halloween!

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The Muse on Facebook

The Muse has decided that she needs something to keep her sane (because lately she’s insane). And if you clicked “insane” you’re wondering who the hell R.M. Renfield, just don’t mind me, my sense of amusement runs to the weird and unusual.

She joined Facebook last week in order to have some contact with her boyfriend’s sister. During that time she learned she kinda sorta liked Facebook and thought it’d be a wonderful place to start a little group.

So…in order to keep my head in some straight and narrow order lately I’ve created a group on Facebook to share latest purchases, FOTDS, pictures, videos, hauls, general stashes, and upcoming color stories!

Come over and visit with me! I’d truly love it! Musings.of.a.Muse is where you’ll find me icon wink And if you can’t find me just comment or e-mail your Facebook information and I’ll gladly add you as a friend plus invite you to the group!

If you don’t have a Facebook, it takes all of 2 seconds to fill out for one!

Hope to see some happy faces over there!

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The Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals!

The Muse is posting the Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals a bit early this week as she’s in a fine state of worry. The love of her life in England has had his appendix removed and the Muse is about ready to burst into tears that she’s so far from him during his time of need!

The Weekend Steals and Deals were so good she didn’t want to deprive you of them while she was busy being upset! So here they are a day early! Enjoy!

Time to Shop (it’s up to you if you drop afterwards)!

Don’t forget that Becca is on Clearance at Sephora! The Muse recommends nabbing some of the Jewel Dust for $5.50!

Grab yourself a Deluxe Sample while you’re shopping for Becca at Sephora! Enter coupon code THEBEST to receive a deluxe sample of Dior Mascara. This qualifies for any order, no cash minimum to receive your free gift!

The Muse came across a new shop she never tried called Le Mod Boutique! Some interesting body scrubs and bath goodies to be had here! They have a coupon for 25% off your total order! The Muse used it to order two JD scrubs in Pucker Up and Citrus Explosion. I love trying new bath goodies and I especially love trying bath goodies that I can use a coupon on! They also carry Margarita-Bloom Bath and Body products which the Muse highly recommends trying!

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Love samples? Love Deluxe Samples? Me too! Bath & Body Works is offering free Deluxe Samples! Check out the site for details! Some of the samples available Strawberry Butter Body Scrub, Stardom Mascara, and much more!

Wondering what you can purchase to nab a cool deluxe sample? Check out the Signature Collection for some Steals and Deals! Buy any 3 Signature Collections Items and Get 1 Free!

Spend $55 or more and get free shipping from Bath & Works with coupon code FREESHIP!

If you’re not shopping online have a click HERE and print out the coupon on screen to receive a free item from the new aromatherapy line with any $15 purchase! Coupon Expires September 23.

Bath & Body Works is a good place to be as the specials just keep piling up! Spend $20 and you can purchase a limited edition fall tote for $20 filled with 15 Samples plus a cute gold charm bracelet!

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I do believe Macy’s wants you to be a happy shopper this weekend! Head on over to your nearest Estee Lauder counter and receive a makeup bag filled with goodies with your $26.50 purchase! If you happen to be ordering online grab yourself some free shipping if you spend $65 or more! Use coupon code LAUDERGWP.

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Drugstore.com has a 28 Strip Pack of Crest White Strips for $29.99 plus Free Shipping (I know corny steal and deal but I use these bad boys and love ‘em! Good deal as I normally pay $37.99 at my local Walgreens!).

Nordstrom will include a mini Posey Shimmer Lip Tint with $85 or more purchases from Bobbi Brown.

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Summer is sadly over and the bite of coolness is in the air! But you can bring back some of the Heat and good times of Summer by heading over to the Soap Box Companies Summer Clearance Sale! Plenty of Bath and Body goodies on sale for $2.99, $3.99, $5.99!

Qualifying orders of $75 or more will receive a free Shampoo and Conditioner Set in a choice of Fall Scents!

If you don’t mind spending now and saving later you can head on over to Beauty.com and spend $100 to receive $25 back later!

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Cherriflip Bath goodies are Buy 2 get 1 free, Buy 4 get 2 free, and so on and so fourth! You can Mix and Match Items! Orders over $80 have free shipping! Bubble Bars and Fizzies are excluded from this sale!

That’s all for the this week ladies! Happy Shopping! Enjoy your weekend!

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Survival Beauty

I think, as a woman, I’ve asked myself the question, “What items would I need if I were stranded on a deserted island?”, a million times!

You must ask yourself this too or have had a friend ask you what three or four items would you ABSOLUTELY need if you could have nothing else with you!

Well..I’d answer…I need a stunning man (or two) to climb trees for me and gather coconuts, and fish, and do all that manly stuff because I’m a delicate ladeeee!

And I’d also need a few beauty items. Sadly I’m unable to give you a list of three or four items I absolutely have to have because really I’d be lying if I said the list was that bloody short! Knowing me I’d need a u-haul truck full of cosmetics, skincare, and general girlish rubbish to keep me content on a deserted tropical island! I don’t give one flying leap it’s paradise! I need cosmetics damnit and I need them now!

If I’m without I might as well jump into the ocean and perish!

But have no fear I don’t have to go through such drastic measures as that!

Victoria Jackson is here to save the day!

If the ship was sinking and the rescue boats were waiting to whisk me to the deserted island in wait of help I’d grab up my Victoria Jackson Survival Kit and call it a day!

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YAY I can be fabulous and stranded!

The Survival Kit is by far the coolest little gadget the Muse has set eyes on. The Muse likes nifty gadgets it must be the geek in her!

Flip up the top and an eye pencil, lip pencil, and mascara await you!
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Split the kit open and two blushes and a mirror are on one side.
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Flip over the blush tray and another mirror (in case you didn’t feel fabulous looking at yourself in the first one!) and 5 lipcreams are at the ready to make you gorgeous!
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Slide the tray out on the side and 2 trays of 5 shimmering shadows (10 in total) are here to make your eyelids sparkle with color!
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Slip the tray out on the opposite side and a blush brush, shadow brush, and lip brush are enclosed to put your face on!
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How freaking cool is this?

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Thanks Victoria! We beauty junkies needed this! Might the Muse add that this is the perfect little treat to take with you on trips! With all the rigid airline rules in place I get very nervous packing my precious cosmetic items for fear they’ll be broken or taken away! Pack this up and I’d say you’re good to go and look elegant at the same time!

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