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The Muse’s Gift Guide: 20 Palettes for $20 or Under

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I love gift cards.

Gift cards for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, I don’t care whatever it is I love ‘em. I like giving gift cards alot.

Ok, go on, you can say it. OMG Muse you impersonal biatch! But listen….my sister is the type of person that freaking has everything and alot of my friend’s are like that too. It’s really difficult settling on a gift for people like that so gift cards are so awesome. I really like the idea of giving someone a little extra cash to spend at their favorite store, it’s a rather great thing for the receiver in my humblest.

Now to some extent I agree they are kinda impersonal which is why I always try to spice up the gift card with a small gift or little goodies to make up for the impersonal aspect of the card itself.

Here are 20 GREAT palette ideas that are $20 and under which would be great to stuff in a stocking, give as a small gift to people, or to accompany with a gift card.

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Milani Holiday 2009: Milani Rock and Glow All Over Glitter Creams

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Milani has been doing these rather sneaky little limited edition collections lately.  For example the Milani StyliSticks snuck up on me during a recent drugstore foray.  Also have you seen the small Milani Quads?   These are great, review coming on those soon.

Moral of the story is do keep your eyes open for these LE items as they sell out fast.   Speaking of LE…..Milani Rock and Glow All Over Glitter Creams are new for Holiday 2009 and should be guest starring at your local drugstore soonish along with a brand new collection of nail varnishes in several shades.

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This is Halloween: Celebrate Halloween with Milani Black Magic Nail Lacquer

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Spookify your nails this season with six limited edition Milani Black Magic Nail Lacquers.  These are available now at CVS for $4.49 each so no reason to bust your bank while enjoying the best Holiday of the year (do not fight with me on this, you will not win.  Halloween is WAY better than Christmas!).

Shades available are:

  • Enchantment
  • Magical
  • Charmed
  • Fairy Tail
  • Whimsical
  • Spellbinding

What are you hauling, makeup wise, to make your Halloween extra spooky this year?

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Milani StyliStick Review and Swatches

Here’s a new little treat the Muse discovered while wandering around her local CVS. Milani Stylistick Moisturizing Color Shine are brand new for lips from Milani and $4.49 each (Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off this Week) in an array of six shades.

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Jump ahead to hear my thoughts on these.

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Milani Fall 2009: Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner Review and Swatches


With the Fall quickly approaching it’s become my duty to get my cat eye on which I epically fail out by the way.

That’s why I want to practice with something cheap but that’s of decent quality.

No worries got me some Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner and working my way to a dramatically lined look for Fall!

Check ‘em after the jump!

All my adventures with liquid lining have always been a tad bit of a problem, I haven’t yet given up and I’m well on my way to performing amazing feats of dramatic eye lining tricks…or maybe that’s my imagination running away with itself.


Either way, I wasn’t really interested in spending about $20-$25 bucks on a liquid liner when I suck so hard at application. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the new Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liners available in a rainbow of cool shades at a budget price.

This is a great little liquid liner with a thin precise tip for application. Although a brush application it’s nicely dense so it won’t wobble around as you apply. The colors are all richly pigmented and application is a snap without skipping or having to go back and reline. I blame the rich pigment on the fact you won’t have problems with skipping as it simply lines straight across without having to go over it or start again to cover any skips. The shades are all really vibrant so if you’re not wanting to do a traditional black liner look you can pick any number of cool colors to work with to make your look unique and fun!

The colors I tried out were Everlast (Black), Infinite (Sapphire Blue), Endless (Rich Royal Purple), and Eternal (Olive Green). Out of the four I absolutely adore Eternal as I’m all about green on my big brown eyes as it lends a certain mystery to my looks.


The formula is pretty much smudge proof and lasts all day without fading or creasing. It says 24 hour wear but I’m honestly not up for testing those number out (I will not sleep in my makeup for the sake of Musings, somethings I simply will not do) but just rest assured it’ll stick around for a good long while. It’s fairly easy to remove as well with oil based cleanser.

Overall, if you’re looking for an inexpensive richly hued shade of liquid liner do check out the new Milani Infinite range, I’m positive liquid liners fans will love ‘em and brand new folks can take advantage of an inexpensive liquid liner that’s not hard on the wallet.

Even though I stink at lining with this medium I’m sticking a Muse Approval on ‘em for purchase, good stuff!

P.S. I’m ever so tempted to try them as an all over lid color, is that terribly weird?

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