My Musings of the Day was brought on suddenly after watching a video from FloridaSweety on youTube.
Please tell me you subscribe to her videos? No? Check it below and you’ll totally understand my obsession.
Is she hysterical or what? I absolutely adore how she starts out on one topic and starts flying off the handle from topic to topic. Absolutely adored when she stops mid sentence because her cell phone starts to ring and she goes off on a tangent about how she won’t pick it up.
Lord…youTube is the best.
The moral of the story is FloridaSweety was saying how overrated MAC is and I was wondering what brand or brands do you think are terribly overrated?
Click below for my answer!
Ok, I probably have a few answers for this. Let’s see. I think NYX is big time overrated. They have alot of great stuff but the raves about how comparable they are to MAC…ummm overrated! One such example would be everyone comparing NYX shadows to MAC ummm again no I don’t think. Very nice shadows but not as good as MAC in my humblest.
It’s Monday so my brain is slow today and I’m only coming up with the one brand…so throw some my way!
Which brand or brands are completely overrated?
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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about lovers! Spoil yourself a little bit too!
Jump ahead for some cheap budget beauty options to make you feel extra special and loved this season!
Rose & Co Bath Fancies Gift Box £5
Sephora Brand Lip Gloss Pencil $5 USD
mark Twinklebelle $9 USD
Bonnie Bell M&M’s Sweet Spring Collection $3.50 USD
Jelly Belly Bath Fizzers £3 (Set Includes Cherry, Tangerine, and Blueberry)
Jelly Belly 7 Day Shower Set £5 (Set Includes Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Watermelon, Tutti- Frutti, Licorice, Tangerine, and Very Cherry)
Jelly Belly Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Set £3 (Set Includes Cotton Candy, Blueberry, and Very Cherry)
(Buy 1 Get 1 Free!
Milani Runway Eye Shadows $4.99 USD
NYX Eyeshadow $3.50 USD
Clio Art Shadow $8.20 USD
Bath and Body Works Radiant Powder $9.75 USD
Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath in Wacky Watermelon $2.55 USD
Lush Luverly Bath Bomb $5.95 USD
The Muse carefully selected little beauty purchases that all had an ickle price tag so you aren’t breaking the bank indulging in a little something sweet for your very sweet self this Valentine’s Day!
What are your favorite small indulgences for yourself?
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Alot of hype surrounds NYX eye shadows. I’ve read many a review, many a post, and many a discussion about how wonderful NYX eye shadows are and how close in pigmentation they are to MAC.
I personally never purchased any NYX eye shadows until recently when I came across a display at Harmons and my eyes were drawn to the NYX eye shadow color in Hot Orange.
It’s such an awesome Summer shade.
Although Hot Orange is quite a gorgeous shade it’s not without it’s flaws. As I mentioned this is my first time purchasing an NYX eye shadow and being a MAC girl myself it’s definately difficult to compare MAC to NYX in quality but you can perhaps chalk that up to your Muse being very picky about cosmetics.
This particular shade is a bit gritty as it contains a healthy dose of what appears to be non cosmetic glitter, really chunky pieces of the type a glitter you’d use for some after school crafts are something….yak!
The pigmentation is pretty good on the shadow and it blended pretty well aside from the glitter getting everywhere. I did notice that the texture was not as silky as a MAC eye shadow and I did have to swipe a few times and build the color up to get the desired vibrancy that I’d get easily with one swipe from a MAC shadow.
On the plus side the color is such a great Summer shade. The orange is wonderful by itself or combined with some golds or yellows from your collection! Plus the price can’t be beat at $4.99 USD!
For the price I’d say it’s worth checking out and it’s a very nice Summer Beauty Budget Find! Will I buy NYX again? Possibly!
If you’re trying to keep your beauty budget tight this is a great little find to add a bit of wicked color to your Summer makeup routine!
The Muse working NYX Hot Orange (or at least trying to work it!):
Want another beauty budget find? Check out the review for the mascara the Muse is wearing in this Face of the Day picture! Wondering about my blush? It’s the cheap Bobbi Brown blush I picked up in Woodbury! Clickie!
Enjoy some other Summer Must Have Cosmetic findings by reading some past posts!
NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave
Too Faced Eye Shadow in Mess in a Dress
Redpoint Airbrush Effects Whipped Blush
The Muse’s favorites for Summer Sizzling Eyes
Yay for the Muse jumping back on board the Beauty on a Budget bandwagon!
This time I’m raving about NYX (kinda, sorta, maybe!).
Since it’s Summer it appears that NYX is busy pimping some of their older line up. Which basically means they have cute little pop up displays all over the place that have separate collections of makeup they are whorin’ out to the masses. I’ve run across two displays like this so far. One was the glitter eyeliners and the second was the Mosiac Powders. Both items are old news and nothing really new about ‘em but NYX just revamped the display I guess to catch new buyer eyes. They caught my eye recently when I was at Harmon’s drugstore picking some items up for my lovely friend Aya at Irodori.
These particular blush powders from NYX looked outstanding so I thought I might as well grab ‘em while the grabbing was good.
They only cost $5.99 USD so really I couldn’t go bankrupt buying these. Many months ago NYX had contacted me with a discount to do a review on their products and honestly I never got around to actually purchasing anything or doing the review for that matter! Damn the Muse to hell for not getting around to doing these important things!
The powders are gorgeous. The packaging is simple yet elegant and quite reminds me of MAC. Why I never purchased NYX prior to this can only be blamed on my snotty nature when it comes to cosmetics.
I purchased two colors but there are quite a few color selections available that range from lighter to darker. I got the Pinkish Red and the Orange color. I don’t particularly love either one sadly. The pink goes on way to red and the orange makes my face look very dull.
The powder formula is good. Silky, blends well, and lasts long however I think the color combinations are just not working well for me. I’m normally a very big fan of vibrant shades but neither color seems to suit me.
The orange color seems way too orange! And the pink color seems to just not pick up enough of the lighter shades in the palette and it grabs up more of the red which causes me to look like a clown! Ugh!
Awwww moan! I really wanted to love these! I’m going to keep trying with the pink powder but the orange after swatching is a big no!
I think the main problem with these is that fact that they contain five separate shades of color which could be a little too much. I guess it’s a form of graduation but it just doesn’t work so well. When I applied the pink the color went on splotchy and my brush was picking up more of the vibrant red and not mixing correctly with the lighter shades in the powder.
I can’t give these too poor a rating simply because they are very pigmented blushes and good quality! However, I just didn’t like them and they didn’t work well for me.
Yes, they are nicely pigmented. Yes, the price is more than alright. But they don’t exactly do what I want them too!
NYX Mosaic Powders get a big thumbs down from the Muse!
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