Beauty Bits & Bobs
Ahhhh there is nothing I love more than lip balm…well maybe their is…I love lipbalm that’s on sale!
Vintage Sister is having an After Labor Day Sale on their summer lip balms and some bath and body goodies!
Head on over to grab a Trio of summer balms for $10, single balms for $2.55 (regularly $3.95 each), Elbow Grease for $8, and much much more!
Bobbi Brown’s Fall Eye Palette Collection are out and available for purchase this week.
I believe that I had sworn myself off Bobbi Brown for the rest of this lifetime and my next one after my fiasco with the Sand and Surf Palette (go on click it you’ll see the drama I mean)!
But it seems that I’m a glutton for punishment because I decided that I’d just have a tiny sneaky peek at these new palettes when I was breezing through Nordies, I do that occasionally, breeze through department stores, I’m that fabulous!
Where was I?
Oh ya, Bobbi Brown!
Yours truly wasn’t happy enough sneaking a tiny peek! The Muse got a bad case of Limited Edition anxiety and ended up purchasing 3 of the 4 palettes (she wants the fourth by the way).
So the sales girl sold me some gimmick that these are tripled pigmented. I’ve never heard of anything being tripled pigmented but ok it sounds good to me that must mean I need these right? Obviously that was the case because I walked out out of the store swinging a $150 bag of palettes! Somebody stop me please!
All in all I have to say that these are pretty brilliant. I think this is Bobbi Brown’s apology to me for the crummy Sand and Surf. I’ve come to the conclusion she may have just realized how it truly sucked and decided she must redeem herself in the Muse’s eyes thus she created the Metallics Collection.
Ok first of all these may very well be tripled pigmented. These have some heavy duty color going on here. Color so bright, vibrant and eye popping that one swipe of my brush is all I need, no going back for second swipes!
Secondly, if you’re insane for shimmer, these are the palettes for you! Highly, intensely shimmer packed! I’m talking fall out all over your cheeks and face! The SA I spoke to said apply the shadow prior to my foundation because I’d need some serious clean up time with these! And she is indeed right! These have to be applied super carefully to avoid a ton of chunky shadow falling all over your face! These are really an interesting texture. Very thick for a shadow but also loose. It’s almost as if the shadow was a loose pigment and pressed into the palette. As soon as you swipe a brush across a color it comes away with a ton of loose powder!
I haven’t really used these yet on my eyes just swatched them on my hand and all in all I have to say these are a big thumbs up for me! If you’re currently looking for the perfect Fall palette I’d totally nab one or two of these.
The good news is the Muse approves and gives them a big fat recommendation for purchase. The bad news is these are costly as hell at $45 per palette!
I personally recommend all four if you have the spare change hanging around but if you don’t I recommend going with either Forest Metallics or Burnt Sugar Metallics.
Burnt Sugar is probably the most versatile. It has a really good solid gold in it that can be used with just about anything you currently have. Of course the entire point is to use the palette’s three colors but you can easily take any of the three colors and use them with single shadows you may have. This palette is quite interesting to pair up with browns, golds, and even oranges or peaches!
The other two I got were the Forest Metallics and Midnight Metallics. Now the Velvet Plum palette is a mystery to me as it looked almost identical to the Burnt Sugar except darker. I didn’t notice any plum in it just brown, brown, and more brown! I’m still tempted to purchase it as that weird Pokemon feeling comes across me with cosmetics. You know the feeling right? Have to collect them all!
Well..I leave you with some pictures and a first impression! I’ll get around to doing a deeper review when I used them on a full eye look plus do some FOTD’s!
Burnt Sugar Metallics
Finally Blue Storm has arrived!
I went to purchase this color story with Smoke Signals but sadly it wasn’t available at the time as the stock hadn’t come in! My MA offered to ship it my way as soon as it came and little did I know that it’d take nearly two weeks to arrive! SIGH!
It did get here and I’m happy to have my greedy hands all over it!
I didn’t bother getting any of the lipglasses or nail varnish with the collection. I just headed straight for the shadows and liners.
Personally I think the gold was in the shadows and liners but I know a few people were pretty impressed with the polishes!
The liners are quite outstanding colors and I think with both, Smoke Signals, and Blue Storm, they out did themselves in the eyeliner department!
The shadows are all fantastic and the only shadow that I’m iffy on is Cumulus. The rest are really vibrant and perfect for rainy day blues
Cloudburst has to be my favorite of the lot. It reminds me of Black Tied but with a bit of fine blue shimmer too it! Very nice shadow and well worth picking up!
Overall another great collection from MAC!
Your impressions? Did you get anything from Blue Storm? Talk to me! Comment box at the ready!
I’m away this weekend but I do believe taking a second out of my busy schedule to type up this Weekend’s Steals and Deals is always in order!
Don’t you agree?
This weekend the Muse recommends heading over to Sasa for your beauty crack! Lots to be had on sale over at Sasa and Free Shipping too on orders of $50 or more!
Some of the Steals and Deals to be had at Sasa:
Bourjois Maxi Frange Maximum Length And Volume Mascara This mascara comes with the Muse’s highest recommendation and at $10.90 it also comes cheap! This retails for $19 at Sephora so you’ll be saving yourself $9! Yay!
Lavshuca Single Eyeshadows are $8.80
Majolica Majorca eyeshadows are available for $8 Sadly colors are extremely limited but if you have a hardcore lemming these are a pretty ok deal! They aren’t jacked up too much price wise compared to the original price of $5 or so each Japan side!
If I were you and I was in a bit of a shopping mood I’d click my mouse over to Drugstore.com and take advantage of the sale they have!
$5 off $30 plus free shipping
$10 off $50 plus free shipping
Drugstore.com is also having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale which can be combined with the above deals (You’ll find a few goodies in this sale! Rimmel Mascara, Neutrogena Face Soap, Etc…)! Wahoooooo savings all around!
Might the Muse recommend THIS for your cart?
Macy’s likes us to be happy shoppers so they are offering a free deluxe sample of Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel with a 2 product Philosophy purchase!
Since you’re at Macy’s anyway you might want to check out the Estee Lauder counter and score Free Shipping if you purchase $50 in products! Use coupon code LAUDERAUG to take advantage of Free Shipping!
If you’re lemming the Mystery Game Collection now might be a good time to get it and get something free! Lancome is offering a free sample duo with any purchase! The duo includes Definicils High Definition Mascara and Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover (The Muse uses this and recommends it for eye makeup removal).
That’s it for this Weekend’s Beauty Steals and Deals! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Labor Day (and Happy Shopping at all the Labor Day Sales!)
Dontcha love when celebs pimp themselves out to Japanese couture, cosmetics, and other adverts?
Now by far the best commercial I’ve had the pleasure of seeing is freaking Orlando Bloom acting all secret agent like in a hair gel commercial for Shiseido. My dear, dear friends please do have a tissue ready as drooling may occur!
Head on over to Eru’s blog Cuteness Junkie Girl to see this heart pounding, drool worthy, yummmmmmmmie commercial! I guarantee it’s worth five minutes of your time to view!
Maybe we should all write to Hollywood and beg them to make Orlando the next Bond…….Hmmmm Jeeves bring me some paper and a pen! Oh wait…isn’t it the Queen that decides who the next Bond will be? Hmmm best write to them both!
And by the way Orlando can whisper “Fiber Neo” in my ear as he strokes my arm, kisses my neck, and….oh excuse me…I was fantasizing aloud!