Beauty Bits & Bobs
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
If I haven’t replied for some reason it’s probably because my inbox is sickeningly disorganized
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 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!
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!
What I Used:
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
Nars Desire Blush
MAC Lipstick in Queen’s Sin
MAC Lipglass in Red Romp
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
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
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!
Sometimes I think I need my mate Betsy on board to keep this blog updated 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!
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.
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!
Two seasons ago Sue Devitt introduced two gorgeous palettes that I was and am still very much in love with! They were entitled the Naughty or Nice palettes and they packed a whole lot of gorgeous into one very, very cute palette!
Sue Devitt’s Naughy or Nice Palettes
Now the Muse is telling you this for two reasons. One, she wants you to have a gorgeous, shimmering Holiday face and Two, she wants you to nab an awesome deal!
I believe at the time these palettes had cost $38 or $35 each (Don’t quote the Muse, she’s growing older and her memory isn’t as good as it once was). But you can have them both for prices ranging from $7.99-$14.99! Both of them for that price! That’s like $4 bucks a palette! If you search E-bay for “Sue Devitt Naughty Nice” you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the very nice, low prices these palettes are selling for!
Why is the Muse telling you this? Another two reasons if you will. One, if you’re on a budget this season and want to look gorgeous these are both fabulous palettes to have in your beauty arsenal and Two, did I mention these are selling for practically FREE!?
Now if I haven’t sold you with the price alone allow me to tell you a little about each palette! If you happen to love shimmer and sparkle and shine and glittery bits and pieces as much as the Muse does, these, my friends, be the palettes for you!
Naughty is my favorite of the two (not that Nice isn’t equally as gorgeous I just have a thing for the name! “Naughty” how very bad!). The Naughty palette contains two shimmering shades of shadow and two glittering lipglosses. The shadows included are a deep silver shimmer and a gorgeous frosty white. The lipglosses are a bitten red with silver sparkle and a deep pink with silver sparkle. The overall look the palette creates is a frosty holiday face that’s sure to please! Add a little liner from your own stash and you’ll be looking so Naughty it’ll be nice
Sue Devitt’s Naughty Palette
Now the Nice palette is as equally as gorgeous as the Naughty! If you happen to be a brunette these are most flattering shades indeed! This palette includes a gorgeous sparkling bronze eyeshadow and a sparkling beige that reminds me of Stila’s popular Kitten eyeshadow but with way more sparkle! The two lipglosses included are a bronze with gold sparkle and a copper with gold sparkle! The naughty palette isn’t only for the holidays you can easily get away with the look for Autumn or Summer! The effect this palette creates is a very elegant bronzed look with tons of beautiful shimmer!
Sue Devitt’s Nice Palette
Each palette also includes a lipbrush although for some odd reason or another they failed to include an eyeshadow applicator but that doesn’t take away from the fact that these are and remain a favorite Holiday Palette! Sue Devitt hasn’t wow’ed the Muse in a few years and these, at the time, had most definately wow’ed me!
I’d grab these off E-bay it’s such a good deal you can’t really lose out!
Being beautiful doesn’t have to cost a fortune