Beauty Bits & Bobs

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Agent Provocateur Layout

Love Agent Provocateur. Not sure I love the Maggie Gyllenhaal layout.

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Hmmm….

Maybe I can’t appreciate these correctly but I’m seeing her as too much of a good girl in these pictures (contrary to how bad she can be). Not that she doesn’t look amazingly beautiful and super classy! I’m just seeing more of “I’m a good girl” in her facial expression. Hell, when you are wearing naughtiness from Agent Provocateur shouldn’t you have the “I’m a very BAD BAD BAD girl” on your face? Maybe it’s not even a good girl expression but more a sorta “who cares” feel too it…mmm…dunno just not doing it for me!

What do you think?

UPDATE:

AHA! Maggie brings the “I’m bad” in this picture:

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T’estimo’s Demise, Coffret D’Or Uprise!

If you’re as much a fan as Japanese cosmetics as I am you’ll know that Kanebo is cutting T’estimo from it’s main line up and replacing it with a new line entitled Coffret D’Or.

I’m mourning T’estimo in a major way! If you’d like a sneak peak at Coffret D’Or do head on over to my good friend Iris’s blog to see some great pics of the new line!

The new line does look interesting enough but I’m still not completely convinced!

Fellow Japanese cosmetics addicts what’s your take?

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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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