Musings of the Day: Susan Boyle

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Everyone and their mum wants to change Susan Boyle. Susan’s hair, her clothes, everything about her seems to need a change if it was up to the media. After much pressure I guess she gave into it and she’s sporting a brand new look.

The question is what do you think of her new look?

Jump ahead for my take on it!

I personally thought part of Susan’s appeal was that she was an average, everyday woman with the gift of a beautiful voice. I thought she had a bright, cheeky smile and quite a nice personality. I’m not against changing or re-eventing yourself but I think part of that stemmed from her sudden popularity and if that’s what brought about the change, I for one am a tad disappointed. Change should be decided because you want it, not because someone told you that you need a change! Being your own person is what it’s about.

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Sneak Peak: Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint and Bobbi Brown Color Gloss Review and Swatches

With the Summer coming at us full speed ahead, I’m sure we are all thinking about how best to minimize our makeup. Lighter makeup is always the order of business as the hot weather approaches and what better way to keep it fresh than with the new Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection releasing this May!

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The Muse arranged for a little sneak peek of this collection so jump ahead for a peep!

Available in six shades Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint are chubby, travel friendly tubes of pigmented cheek color that glide on quickly and leave behind a glow of color. At $22 USD I wasn’t so sure on the price of these since they are half the size of a normal stick blush plus Bobbi Brown Rouge is $22 per a pot…you can see my dilemma here probably. Aside from the rant about it’s size I do think it’s a rather great little product plus I like how travel friendly it is and in a way I do like the size as I’ll run through it quickly rather than have it sit around for months because it’s just TOO much product.

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The colors I tried were Sheer Pink and Sheer Coral. Sheer Coral is gorgeous and Orgasm-like shade, very peachy and pretty. Sheer Pink is a pretty sheer pink that gives a nice fresh glow. Both shades allow for sheer or bolder application. I didn’t find that these lasted as long as the potted rouge so reapplication was necessary after around 5 hours of wear.

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All in all I like these alot for traveling and do like that they are tiny simply because I have plenty of product to get through. If you’re looking for nice, healthy color that’s light and fresh for the warmer weather, these make a great treat!

Also releasing with Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection is the new Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Gloss in four shades. I only have one of the four colors and I must pick up the other three as they are rather fantastic. At first glance of the promo photos I was thinking these were a lip stain. They aren’t a stain but a rather nice tacky, glossy, natural looking gloss that makes lips look quite fresh and sexy. The gloss is sheer with a tiny bit of color. It’s sticky enough to wear quite long and it goes rather nicely with the cheek tints to create a very natural, fresh look. I tried the shade Popsicle which is a very sheer pink. I liked the gloss alot and I looking forward to picking up the other shades when they are available in store.

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The Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection keeps beauty natural and fresh this Summer. If you like a barely there face this collection is sure to please. I loved the FOTD’s I did for them as I thought I looked younger, fresher, and very natural using the products in the collection. Quite nice of you’re a fan of the minimal makeup look.

Check out the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection in May at your local counter and at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

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Steal It Again: Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush

The Muse feels like a broken record but she must tell you that you can steal Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush yet again at Sephora!

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Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush was one of those fab beauty finds that the Muse is so properly happy graces her collection. She’s been known to rave about it a time or two in past posts. Sephora has been busy restocking all of the Sugar line to rid themselves of stock. It’s reduced 50% off! If you didn’t catch them the first time you can again get them for $12 USD!

So go now and steal Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush!

If you missed my review of these fine blushes and want a few swatches have a look over yonder.

Or blather about how much you love them in my comment box.

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Hauled It! QVC Day of Beauty

If you’re a beauty junkie you probably already knew that QVC had an all day beauty event on Saturday. As tempting as it was to stay inside and just watch beauty on the tube, the weather was too nice to resist the temptation of outdoor play so this Muse Tivo’ed up everything that was on this Saturday and fast forwarded through it early this morning to get a peep at what she missed!

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After fast forwarding briefly I came across two or three items I had to have but was somewhat relieved that it wasn’t a ton of must have items.

Here’s what I hauled:

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I’m not sure why but I got a bit crazy with all the Laura Geller items offered. It seemed like such a good deal and the Kiss and Bake set. The few times I’ve tried Laura’s baked goodies they have always been a tad chalky but I decided what the heck, might as well re-try ‘em!

As for the Bobbi Brown, obviously you can see why I love these shadows plus I thought it wasn’t too bad a deal for all three.

I’m looking forward to scrolling through the rest of my Tivo’ed recordings to see what else was offered on Saturday!

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Shout Out!

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Sometimes the Muse will get sudden spurts of traffic incoming from her favorite hang out MUA. If you’re a beauty junkie you likely lurk over yonder as well.

About 75% of the time that traffic starts flowing in from MUA the user responsible for it is some chica nicked chix_nuggets.

This one’s for you chix!

Dear Miss Nugget.

You’re obviously my biggest fan and supporter and cheerleader and….and….! The moral of the story is thank you. Readers like you are why I do what I do. When I’m tired and I’m whining about having to take pictures or write an article or I don’t feel like blogging today, I remind myself that you and a million other people are here reading what I type daily and expecting something new to pop up on my little site.

Thank you, thank you for inspiring me with your excitement.

Your bubbly posts on MUA pimping out “the Muse” is truly a flattering experience.

Cheers mate!

And everyone else thank you too. You’re all very special.

Remember kids, the Muse sees all, reads all, and knows all.


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