It feels like the year virtually flew by doesn’t it? It’s been a great year for makeup that’s for sure! My year end favorite post is upcoming shortly but I thought we could reflect on a few things first!
Some of the questions I asked myself as I was reflecting were the following:
The Muse will place her answers here and you can answer, if you like, in the comment field below! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this!
I think I have to take myself all the way back to Spring 2008 to get a good idea of my very favorite collection of the year. The Etude House My Lovely Face Collection (aka Peach Collection) was my absolute favorite of the year! And it’s no wonder with it’s great packaging, fresh peachy shades, and incredible Pore Erasing Peach Base! This was by far my fav of the year! Etude House Spring 2009 I Can’t Help Smiling is simply adorably but in the Muse’s opinion it isn’t nearly as kawaii as last year’s collection!
In reflecting on my tastes and whether they have changed or not from last year I’d have to say a loud YES! I embraced more natural looks this year, got really excited about nudes and neutrals, and just dramatically altered my normal bold looks to include some very mature ones! So yes indeed my tastes have changed a tad bit. This doesn’t mean I don’t still adore bold looks but I have to say I’ve surprised myself with the amount of natural makeup I’ve taken on lately!
Unquestionably my greatest cosmetic find of the year was NARS Blush in Super Orgasm! I’ve heard rants and I’ve heard hate but I simply adored it. For me it was pure perfection! Not that it tops Super Orgasm but discovering that Urban Decay Primer has a SLEW of product left in the bottle after slicing it open is definitely a highlight of my year as well!
I can’t say so much if I embraced any trends this year. I kinda march to the beat of my own drum and I’m not one for embracing a trend but more along the lines of doing my own thing! One trend I definitely couldn’t get a handle on, no mater how hard I tried, was the vampy lip! I tried with MAC Binge and tried again with the Lancome Piha Collection but it just didn’t work on this Muse!
I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t somewhat excited about the MAC Hello Kitty Collection! Although I made up my own little ideas about how this collection should look, I do find myself getting more and more antsy for it’s release as I am eager to see it in person for myself. Yes, I know I’ll be disappointed but I just can’t seem to shake the feeling that maybe, just maybe, it’ll be great! I’m also excited to see what the Summer has in store for us! Summer releases are a great time to stock up on bold shades so of course I look forward to what MAC, Urban Decay, and other brands have on the menu for the warmer weather!
Now it’s your turn…..
Tell the Muse all about what you loved and hated in 2008?
What your greatest find was?
What trends you embraced?
Whoa have a lookiee at this!
Lancome’s Beauty Box looks like something the Muse must have! With any $36 USD Lancome purchase you’ll receive a train case chock full of Lancome goodies for $49.50 USD!
You get a full size Bi-Facil…hello Bi-Facil is $26 USD alone…you’re getting a full size in this kit! Plus you’ll also recieve the following items:
- Lancome Full Size Definicils Mascara
- Lancome Maquicomplete Concealer
- Lancome Le Rouge Absolu Lip Colour in Ruby Silk and Coquette
- Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Work It!
- Lancome Color Fever Shine Sensual Sheer Color in Boiling Point
- Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly Lipgloss in Magic Spell and Spring Fling
- Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Palette (Includes 7 Shadows)
- Lancome Blush Subtil Powder Duo
- 3 Piece Brush Set
- Train Case
- And Much, Much More!
Holy cow! Nice haul of items in this one!
Starting today you can get your black train case exclusively at Macy’s and the burgundy train case is available from Lancome directly by purchasing $36 USD worth of products and using coupon code BEAUTYBOX at checkout!
CLICK to start shopping now!
All other department stores will have the train case starting the 23rd of this month! Hurry over to Lancome and snatch one up now as I have a feeling they will go fast! The Muse wants one!
Lancome Maharani Elelphant Bronzer Review and Face of the Day
Lancome’s Gift with Purchase at Bergdorf
Lancome Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black
Lancome Maquicomplete Coverage Concealer Review & Swatches
Here’s the big moment you’ve all been waiting for!
Earlier this week I announced a contest to win a brand new Lancome Oscillation Mascara! Ahhhh! Exciting right?
With a simple press of the button the mascara wand vibrates allowing smooth application in one swipe creating longer, fuller lashes!
I can’t wait to get mine and review it for you guys!
Visit the Lancome site to view the video application and get further info about ordering your Lancome Oscillation Mascara!
And the winner is……………
Congrats Kimmy you’re now the proud owner of a Lancome Oscillation Mascara! Yay! Please e-mail me with your shipping address so I can get this out to you directly!
I’m so sorry to those of you that didn’t win but I’ll be having more contest this Holiday Season so please stop back soon! I wish I had a mascara to give to everyone as I heart you guys so much!
Thanks for participating in the contest! We got over 140 entries! Wahoo!
It’s today, it’s today!
Lancome Oscillation mascara has launched live on the Lancome site! The Muse is ordering hers right now and a back up for her annoying little friend, Jai!
Go snag yours now before it sells out! It sold out mighty fast during it’s sneak peek this Summer so the Muse is taking no chances during this second release!
Check out the application video (CLICK!) while you’re visiting Lancome’s site so you can tutor yourself on proper application just in case you win a Lancome Oscillation mascara during the Muse’s giveaway (I’ll be announcing the winner later today!)!
Spend $35 USD or more on Lancome site and you’ll get a Deluxe Sample of Bi-Facil and Cils Booster XL when you enter promo code Oscillation.
Do tell the Muse if you grab a Lancome Oscillation! She’s curious who wants this!
Did ya know that Lancome Oscillation Mascara is available for purchase on Lancome’s website as of October 22nd?
The Muse sure is!
I got my credit card handy and ready to go as I missed the original release of Lancome Oscillation Mascara when Lancome had a sneak peek purchase a few months ago!
But now, finally, I can have one for my very own!
I seriously can’t wait to try this mascara because I’m hearing raves all across the board about how fab it is! From what I understand the counter wait list is long so you might want to save yourself the agony right now and order it online when it officially releases this week!
Plus I got super good news for you…..
You can have one too!
Want a chance to win the Lancome Oscillation Mascara?
You can right here at Musings!
Just comment below and I’ll enter you to win your very own Oscillation from Lancome! I’ll be announcing the winner on October 22nd when the mascara is officially available for purchase on Lancome’s website!
Aren’t you happy that the contest is so easy and your Muse isn’t confuddling you with crazy Doctor Who trivia as per her past contests! I thought I’d give you a break this time and make it nice and simple! No googling skills required hehe!
For now do click over to Lancome’s site and have a visit with the Holiday Collection 2008!
Good Luck and do have a click over to Lancome’s site and show ‘em the love! The Muse would appreciate it greatly!