Beauty Bits & Bobs

As I Said Before, I am NOT a Sun Seeker!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! I’m NOT a sun seeker! This weekend the worst possible scenario occurred! My god it was absolutely a nightmare! Horrifying! Terrifying! Drama! Suspense! Action! Sorry about that I got a little carried away.

What was I saying? Oh I remember now…the worst possible scenario occurred, I got caught without my trusty sunblock! Woe is me dear readers, woe is me! I’m naturally fair skinned on my face and a majority of my other body parts are a medium sort of color! I imagine that sounds utterly bonkers but it’s true and it actually works quite well as I like my face nice and fair of color. While away this weekend I was unable to locate a single store that didn’t carry some sort of dime store brand of sunblock and I was stuck without a little droplet of it! Zip, zero, nada! I normally slather my face in sunblock to avoid getting any sort of tan because I really feel a tan adds about 150lbs to my face! Sadly, the unavoidable occurred, and I ended up with quite a ghastly tan all over a majority of my face, body, and other bits and pieces!

Sigh.

I need a hug.

Until this fades I’ll be unable to get away with many bold colors icon sad I’m somewhat forced to use golds, bronzes, and other colors I am not always up for (golds I don’t mind so much).

And here is what could happen to you should you forget your sunblock (you’re lucky I’m even sharing these! They are just downright BAD)! This be the baked version of the Muse:

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This morning general makeup application was an absolute nightmare as you can see from the pictures I look like I just rolled outta the bed or something the cat may have dragged in and spit out! I did wear a dress and tried really hard to make the tan work by dressing it up with a bit of orange….bad idea…made me look washed up completely!

Remember girls always pack several bottles of sunblock to avoid an awful tan that’ll make you look ten times heavier than you really are (I don’t believe that urban myth that tans flatter the firgure and make you look slim, lean, and lovely)! Unless of course you’re one of the rare few that can get away with being gorgeous AND tan! Lucky you!

By the way that look on my face is one of excruciating pain and agony in the form of some sort of smile as I was quite ready to throw myself on the floor, cry, stamp, and general shout my outrage at the unjustness of my unwanted bronzed flesh!

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General Video Improvements

I’m going to attempt using my Sony Mini DV to start doing videos! I’m not entirely sure how well the compression will be in relation to uploading on youTube! Another words quality may very well be too much for little old youTube to handle! But since the vids have gotten so popular I may just serve them from my own server and you can have them in all their beauty and glory minus bad compression from youTube. It’s entirely debatable at this point as I’m quite busy lately and haven’t much time to fiddle! I’ve also got a few comments about the videos making you feel slightly like a milkshake as I wriggle it around from here to there and everywhere! Soooooooo..recording using the Mini DV will make life easier as I can set it down and babble about everything and anything where as with the digital camera I have to hold it on my hand while speaking!

Let’s see what happens icon wink

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Looking Pretty Doesn’t Break Bad Habits

I’m a true girly girl in ever sense of the word! I love cosmetics, I love bath products, I love new shoes and gorgeous clothes, I love all girly bits and bobs! Anything that’s pink and shimmers is always appealing!

The extent of my girly nature ends when it comes to doing my nails! I’m a big time nail biter! I bite my nails constantly! It’s a terrible habit that’s difficult to break! Not only is it terrible but it’s down right disgusting!

This weekend I went away a few days with some friends and decided that I’d get all glam and do my nails. The good news is that it made my chubby little fingers look long and lean. The bad news is it drove me nuts all weekend trying to relearn how to use my hands with such long nails on the tips!

Last night, after getting home, I began the intricate surgery of removing these bloody things! It obviously wasn’t going to be an easy procedure so I went to bed very unhappy!

This morning I came to work with what remained of these nails on and promptly sat in the washroom for the better part of the last 30 minutes popping them off one by one because I am unable to work with these freaking things on!

I give huge kudos and props to those of you who are able to function day to day with long nails! As for me I’ll stick to my bad habits and keep chomping away at the bit…!

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MAC Painterly and In3D

So…………..I went against my word in my prior blogs about Painterly and In3D and I went ahead and purchased some of the bits and bobs that were released!

First off I should say that I’m not completely sold on Painterly yet! Lots of tugging to be had during application which kinda freaks me out! But I’ve decided maybe applying with a brush is the way to go with these! You can see my very first review and FOTD with Delft in a prior blog! When I seen the display basically some of the colors sorta screamed at me and thus I walked away with 4 colors!

Greenstroke
Artifact
Moss Scape
Construtivist

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These are great colors and I’m looking forward to trying to convince myself to love these!

I also ended up snatching up some of the new technakohls because really we can never have too many eyeliner pencils right?

I ended up getting:
Plank
Foxtail
Antiquity

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I also happened to fall in love with In3D! These shocked me as I’m not normally MAC’s biggest cheerleader when it comes to their glosses! But these are a good solid product and I think they should keep this formula around! It doesn’t have the normal sponge applicator but a brush like applicator which I love! I always feel like a brush applicator catches more product and you don’t have to keep dipping and layering! Some of the colors were just really gorgeous and pretty pigmented to the point that you won’t need stain or lipstick under these!

The colors I ended up getting were:
Racy
In3D
Boundless
Apex
Wondershine

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I did rant a bit in my last blogs about these new color stories but overall a nice haul of products this time so I take back some of the rants icon wink

MuseTV decided it wanted it’s time in the spotlight as well so I present a video of MAC’s newest color stories (Sorry for my lack of enthusiasm I’m just dead tired tonight so these videos aren’t so great)!

Enjoy!

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MuseTV Presents: Must Have Beauty Staples

Hello there!

I have quite a few fans on youTube that really enjoy my videos (Why they do is beyond me but thanks guys!)! These girls really have some incredible ideas for new video blogs that they want to see!

Someone had a special request for Must Have Beauty Staples! Items that I love, adore, and generally always have on hand!

This is a video blog of some of those items!

I hope you all find it helpful in adding additions to your must have items!

Many thanks for the great ideas!

If you have a suggestion for a video do comment and let me know what you’d like to see!

MuseTV Presents: A Special Request of Must Have Beauty Items

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