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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!

Jill Stuart Cuticle Oil
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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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Lush UK Party Order featurning Snowcake Shower Gel

YAY! Today I got home after a really, really, really, did I mention really? stressful day at work and my Lush UK had arrived! I did a little dance in my hallway and proceeded to lug my big box upstairs to my washroom to rip into it!

Thankfully everything arrived safe and sound as the postal people like to play football with airmail!

If you have no idea what I’m so excited about it you can read my previous post by clicking here for the details and history behind this order!

If you ordered during the UK party your order should be with you this week (Unless you have Retro items in your order! If you do your order may take a tad bit longer!)! I’m vaguely surprised it took this long as normally UK Party orders are pretty quick but I think they got overwhelmed with Lush Retro orders thus the wait time!

Anyway it’s here now and that’s the important part!

I ended up ordering 7 Bottles of Snowcake Shower Gel and a Retro Hatbox for myself! Yes, you read it correctly. FOR MYSELF! No way on God’s green Earth am I sharing this shower gel with anyone! It’s far to fabulous and can only grace my shower stall (the rest will be carefully locked in the beauty vault).

Lots of Snowcake Shower Gel to keep a Muse smelling yummie!
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What’s so fab about Snowcake Shower Gel? Go read my ode to Snowcake and you’ll understand the importance of it (Click here for that story).

Snowcake Shower Gel is exactly the same scent as the soap (and Smitten hand cream)! It’s gorgeous! I sampled some by washing my hands with it and it’s super thick, creamy, and smelling of marzipan, almonds, and all good things Lush! I may tip the bottle and pour some into my mouth! When my 7 bottles are gone I’ll mourn it’s lost in a major way!

Yummie Snowcake Shower Gel
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I also got myself a Retro Hatbox which was offered during the party! I can’t begin to say how freaking chuffed I am with the Retro Hatbox. For one thing it was cheap as day old chips and for the other it’s filled with long gone Lush that I truly miss and I’m happy to see back for a rerun! I’ll be savoring all these goodies while they last! I was going to order two of these but at the last minute I decided one would have to do but I regret that now! Oh well!

My GIANT Retro Hatbox waiting for me to open it!
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Pretty!
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Ribbons off! Time to dive in!
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YAY! Time to dig in!
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If you’re old hat to Lush you’ll recognize some of the goodies that make a return in this Hatbox!

Content Menu of the Retro Hatbox
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Soooooooooo the hatbox had a Snowcake Shower Gel in it…la da da da da…yup that brings my count up to eight hehe!

It also contained one each of the following items:

Noriko Soap Oh how long it’s been since I seen your delightful self make an appearance! Christmas’s have come and gone since Noriko’s return! A delightful Christmas soap!

Silent White Bath Bomb Another blast from the past but this has been cropping up during other parties so I haven’t been in too much withdrawal for it!

Jack Froth Bath Bomb Sigh….I miss you Jack! Jack hasn’t been around for Christmas in ages!

Brand Butter Bath Bomb Another wonderfully warm bomb that has failed to make an appearance in years! I’m so happy to have it back!

Ghost Writer Bath Bomb This little guy I don’t recall but I’m happy to have him and try it!

And finally a favorite of mine Hot Toddy Bubble Bar Slice which hasn’t been around for quite a while as well and I can’t begin to say how happy it’ll be making a guest starring appearance in my bath tub soon!

The hatbox cost about $60USD or so and was an absolute STEAL! If you nabbed one during the party fantastic! If not you really missed out on something special!

All of the items are packed in a gorgeous reusable hatbox (I use mine to store tarts, bath products, etc…)!

Contents of my Hatbox! L@@K Snowcake Shower Gel!
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The hatbox was filled with Lush’s new packaging….POPCORN! Lush is always environmentally friendly so popcorn is there way of “going naked”! It keeps all your goodies safe and sound plus you can dump it out and feed it to the birds after! No waste! Yay Lush for being so sensitive to Mother Earth! Click here to check out one of the Muse’s favorite blog’s for more information about packaging (you can also check out Mandy crushing mighty hard on Mark! No comment!)!

POPCORN! The Muse highly suggest NOT eating the popcorn! It’s infused with Lush smell thus making it soapy popcorn! But she does recommend taking it to your local park, outside your yard, or to a duck pond and feeding it to some birds!
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The fine people at Lush UK were kind enough to pack a Lush Times in with my order!

Oooo Lush Times! (So much better than Lush Times NA)
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Pretty Christmas Lush!
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Ooooo Lush Christmas Pressies!
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My little eye spies some B at the top!
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Much to my utter delight (This couldn’t come at a better time considering yesterday’s Goth Juice and King of Mods post was so popular with the masses! Click here for details!) there was an article and picture of Noel Fielding!

The article reads as follows:

Give Yourself a Mighty Boosh

One story about programme’s name is that someone from Birmingham accent saw Michael Fielding (Naboo, Noel’s brother) and remarked about his hair that he had a mighty bush (pronouced boosh, obviously). We’re not so sure. Anyway, it seemed like an irresistible twist of fate; our hair styling products should naturally be named after a programme named after a hair style. Then the Boosh team heard what Lush had done and made Mark Constantine an honorary member of the Boosh Fan Club, the Mod Wolves. (Auntie P had to pay, which seemed like yet one of the many injustices that the cruel world chooses to mete out sometimes. But meh, who cares?) That’s how come Adelle from the press office was an extra on set for series three. The Japanese Lush team love it to bits!

Vist the world of Boosh at www.themightboosh.com and watch clips on www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/mightyboosh/

(If you’re not getting the bit about Birmingham accents….the Muse recommends Google or youTube!)

LOOK! It’s Noel in the latest Lush Times!
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Tame your Mighty Boosh with Lush’s New Hair Gels!
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I won’t ruin too much of the surprise but if you ordered from the UK Party you’ll also receive a happy accident bubble bar from the Lush UK Mailorder Team! I won’t reveal the scent but it is a happy little accident to have a delightful free gift from Mailorder! Thanks guys for always making UK ordering so special!

A Happy Accident Bubble Bar! What it smells like? I won’t reveal! A mystery to be solved when you get yours!
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Thanks to Hilary for arranging a great party! Thanks to Lynsey for getting my items to me safe and sound! And big hugs to everyone at Lush UK! Love you guys!

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Guest FOTD: Brilliant Sorceress

The Muse happens to be good mates with the RocketQueen and she was kind enough to send over a superb FOTD that I am absolutely gagging over! It’s gorgeous! Of course, the Rocketqueen is the beautiful one not the makeup but I must say she did an outstanding job duplicating the Brilliant Sorceress look from this year’s Sephora Holiday Catalog!

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So without further babbling from me I present the Rocketqueen in all her glory:

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Is this girl beautiful (inside and out might I add) or what?

The Rocketqueen mistakenly told the Muse that it would be a great honor if I posted her FOTD on my site. The fact of the matter is the Rocketqueen is honoring the Muse by allowing her to share this lovely FOTD with all of you!

Thanks for the great FOTD Linn! The Muse loves you!

See more FOTD’s, Product Reviews, and much more at the Rocketqueen’s blog! Visit her by clicking here.

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