Beauty Bits & Bobs

Reader’s Request: Stila Cherry Crush FOTD

I’m not going to do the entire lowdown of what I used on this FOTD as it’s 1. a boring look and 2. it was a reader request I use Stila Cherry Crush on my lips! So I’m posting this FOTD to show what Stila Cherry Crush looks like on!

You can check my review on Cherry Crush by clicking here!

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@Cosme @ Your Drugstore!

I can’t read characters but I still visit @Cosme for the pretty pictures! @Cosme is basically the same idea as MUA or Total Beauty. The website is the “it” place for up to date information about new cosmetics, collections, skincare, etc…..

It contains user created reviews for products and from what I can understand of the site it sure does a great job of keeping on the edge of Japanese cosmetic releases and more!

I ran across this gem recently on there site and I thought I’d share because I thought it was rather awesome!

From what I can understand these little machines will be installed in drugstores and basically you wave maybe?! either the product or your cell phone over it and it’ll pop the review up on your phone!

I’m not sure how it works but it’s basically something that helps with getting reviews from @Cosme to you prior to your purchase!

Why this might be exciting to you?

@Cosme contains user reviews which means that you’ll get an honest, straight forward answer about the product you’re purchasing from a girl that’s already tried it and either hated it or loved it!

How awesome would it be to head to Sephora, pick a blush out (or any other product), and get a user review on the item instantly!

I love this idea!

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Laneige Darling Big Eyes Palette

Laneige released a Limited Edition Palette a few months ago entitled Darling Big Eyes. I originally saw this on Kathi’s reviews (Click here to visit her) and I knew I had to have it!

After searching for this in a few countries (Singapore, China, Japan, Etc…) I failed to locate it. It’s like Where’s Waldo to locate this damn thing! Seriously, I’ve had problems locating cosmetics in the past but this particular palette was ridiculously elusive. After some serious hard work I ended up giving up on it and chalked it up as being something I’d lem for life but never own (how dramatic am I?).

A week ago I got a random package in the mail and low and behold when I ripped open the envelope out spilled the very difficult to locate Darling Big Eyes Palette!

Oh Joy! I was crying in excitement! Turns out a “virtual” friend of mine on MUA had sent it to me as a little present as I gifted her a bunch of tarts and a warmer a few months ago so she remembered how much I was wanting this palette and came across it and got it for me!

I now have in my possession this ultra cute palette!

Behold:

You can’t honestly say this isn’t the cutest thing you ever seen! The palette is ultra tiny and has a little hanging loop on th end which I guess you could use on your cell phone but I’m not so nuts I’ll be using this as a cell phone charm!

This contains three shimmering shades of shadow in silver blue, pink, and cream. It flips open to reveal the three shadows and mirror plus it has a sweet little draw that pulls out to reveal two sponge applicators!

I haven’t yet used the shadows but I have dabbed my finger in and it appears they are quite pigmented! I think most of the appeal of the palette is it’s size and cute design!

Overall, it’s definately a really cute collector’s item and I’m properly chuffed to finally have it!

I wish I could tell you the price but I failed miserably at ever locating this so I don’t know it’s original price tag! This particular one is a gift and I don’t want to be rude and ask how much the person paid for it!

If you happen to live in Asia definately have a look around and see if you can locate one!

I’ll be doing an FOTD shortly with this and I’m eager to try it out for size! I’m also slightly hesitant to use it as it’s too cute to spoil by dipping my brushes into it! Sigh!

Have this?
Tell the Muse what you think!

Want it?
Good luck finding it as I had the devil of a time locating one!

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KT Tunstall Butchers Walk Like an Egyptian

I want to bury my head in the Egyptian sands after watching this video!

I really love KT Tunstall. She’s honestly a very talented singer but damn she totally murdered this song!

I’m just somewhat happy they got the whistling part right at least……! I’m gonna go wash m ears out with soap now.

Remember kids there is a valuable lesson to be learned here: Never sing “Walk Like an Egyptian” acoustic!

Am I too brutal? I dunno…maybe….but damn if it didn’t sound bad to my ears!

The Muse’s two cents:

Bangles with an S. As in plural. As in a group of chicks singing a song. Why KT Tunstall thought she could pull off all the lyrics on her own with two other girls doing the “o e o” solo is beyond me!

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Sephora Steals and Deals

Nab a chic metallic clutch filled with tempting little samples when you spend $50 or more at Sephora! Use coupon code GLAMBAG!

Happy Shopping!

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