Beauty Bits & Bobs

Nessasary Makeup Dupe FOTD

I was wandering around Vanessa from Nessasary Makeup blog’s last week and I came across an FOTD she did using Urban Decay’s Underground and Shag.

For the longest time I had these I never could come up with a good combo for them and her FOTD just inspired me to use both together and it came out kinda ok!

My combanation is heaps different from hers but the cocktail of the two colors is a marriage most lovely!

Thanks to Vanessa at Nessasary Makeup for the inspiration! You can visit with Vanessa by clicking here and you can see her version of this FOTD by clicking here but be warned her blog is utterly addicting and you’ll find yourself jotting down colors to use in looks later on as her combos are brill!

What I Used:

Eyes
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Underground
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Shag
MAC Pigment in Cocomotion
MAC Pigment in Gold Stroke
MAC Pigment in Quick Frost
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Nice Rock
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Golden Earth
MJ Mascara
MAC Technakohl in Plank
MJ Jeweling Pencil in BR606
Tony & Tina Herbal Eye Pencil in Brown/Gold

Face
MAC Blush in Fab
Bare Escentuals Blush in Riches
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Shimpagne
MAC Beauty Power in Natural Flare

Lips
theBalm Stainiac in Homecoming Queen
Lancome Juicy Gelee in Spring Fantasy

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Stila Virtual Warehouse Sale Sign-Up


Some readers had a problem purchasing from Stila’s Virtual Warehouse Sale last time I posted the link. I got a comment about it and a few e-mails asking me what was going on.

I’m here to say I have no idea.

Seriously, no clue why you couldn’t order but I’m thinking it could be because you didn’t get the actual invite and were accessing the site from my secondary link.

So…..

Solution to your problem.

Click here to sign up for the Virtual Warehouse Newsletter and you’ll recieve the invite in your e-mail when Stila puts up new sale items!

Your Muse spoils you doesn’t she?

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Guest Haul: Taryn’s JPMon Order

One of the Muse’s readers, Taryn, got her first haul from JPMon a few days ago and she was very generous to share pictures of all her goodies to make us green with jealously!

Oh my pretty! Sony CP Lipgloss, Rice Powder, Tons of Mascara, Tiffa, I’m hyperventilating!

Close up shot of Apple Lip Cream (These things are like crack for the Muse! I have the peach, apple, orange, etc…totally yummie! I dunno which I love more the hand cream version or the lip cream version)!

Fairy Drops Mascara HOLY COW! I want this! NOW! How has the Muse not heard about this? I’m the Queen of Japanese Mascara but never seen anything like this! Taryn tells the Muse that this stuff is “the awesome”! Obviously it’s on my wish list right now!

Thanks so much for sharing your haul with us Taryn!

Taryn ordered all her goodies by following my little tutorial from JPmon! You can click here to view it! I feel all special now because she said I was of great help with that tutorial *sniff* *blush*

Sweet Haul Taryn!

Thanks again for sharing!

Now if you’d give us a link for the Fairy Drops Mascara we’d all be forever grateful!

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Specktra and Snowcake a Marriage Most Perfect

The Muse is pimpin’ Snowcake on Specktra this week!

I figured you guys are exhausted hearing about Snowcake by now so I moved on to bug the Specktra users about it!

*evil smile*

If you’re not too tired you can visit with the Muse on Specktra blog and read all about her looney ravings by clicking here!

I made it worth your wild to come visit me on Specktra with pretty pictures of chunks of Snowcake that I’ve stuffed into stockings for friends so definately come visit with me over yonder!

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Ahhhh Youth

My mum convinced me that I’d be doing a “good deed” if I dressed as a little elf last night. Yes. Tis true. I dressed as an elf.

God.

The things I won’t do for my mum.

Anyway.

She had this senior get together thingy (she hates when I call her senior but damn if I don’t get joy from it) and she dresses as Santa every year and every year she somehow convinces me that playing an elf to her Santa is an absolutely AWESOME idea (I just think I feel guilt because my dad and sister have already said absolutely NO WAY! Thus that leaves me!).

Anyway.

I went to my parents house late yesterday afternoon to pick up “Miss Santa Claus” and wandered around as she got her bits together.

And let me tell you my mum is big on pictures. She has pictures of everything we’ve done as a child. I’m talking first spit, first poo, first snot, etc……if my sister and me did it, it’s liable she has a picture of it somewhere (where as my dad is the utter opposite! He carries around a keyring with the three of us in a photo. He claims it’s to remind him how he went crazy!)

I’ve never seen such a mother so proud of her daughter’s first snot like my mum! She’s the type to whip out some embarrassing photo at random moments and coe at how awesomely gorgeous my sister and I are (did I mention she’s blind? I’m kidding! I’m kidding!).

My mum is the type to tell me, “Pick me up at 1 on the dot and don’t be late”. Meanwhile I have to wait 15 hours while she gets her rubbish together before we can actually leave her house and get to our destination.

So yesterday I was waiting for her and she yells from upstairs to gather the cookies and such on the dining room table and I wandered in to gather them up and I was faced with the doom of staring at the life size image of my graduation picture on the dining room wall.

Pray tell. Who does this to their children?

So here are twin life size photos. One of me, one of my sister Jo on the dining room wall. God. The horror.

The sad news is I have to face this every time I have dinner at my parents house. The really bad news is company has to as well (those poor, poor people).

The good news is yesterday I realize that in 13 years since I graduated High School I haven’t changed one bit!

I’m seriously considering bottling some of my youth and selling it on E-bay!

No but seriously I must be doing something right in my skincare routine because nary a wrinkle mars my face, an age spot, a single gray hair, or any other signs of aging have occurred as of yet! Maybe I should be quiet before I jinx myself and knock wood!

I turned 30 this year and I can still get away with saying I’m 17…..

Hmmm…..Maybe when I’m 60 I can tell people I’m 30.

I chalk it up to expensive cosmetics, skincare, and good genes as my mum looks damn good for her age too (this from a lady who washes her face with Ivory soap and walks out of the house without foundation, blush, or lipstick for the past 150 years of her life).

An unflattering picture of the Muse and her mum

Well…anyway to embarrass myself further I give you my High School grad photo from almost 13 years ago (granted I can’t get away with the Peaches and Cream face look anymore! Now I have to layer on foundation and blush to even resemble this image)!

Behold Greatness (I kid, I kid):

I believe back then there was no such thing as tweezers or something (Have to have some excuse for my awful untamed brows)!

Ah youth!

Count your blessing at how lucky you are I’ve shared such an embarrassing photo with you!

But it’s a darn fun post isn’t it and a good excuse to pimp Lush!

Check out the Muse’s skincare regime by clicking here.

And no cheeky comments about how dorky I look or how much weight I’ve gained *groan*!

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