Tips and Tricks: Cool Your Tired, Dull Skin Off

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Dramatization:

You come home. You’re tired, you’re hot, you’re skin is dull, lackluster, and suffering from a long stressful day.

Ever have these days?

Here’s the key to perking yourself up after a really long day.

Take your favorite cleansing wipes, remove one from the package. Now get yourself a sandwich baggie preferably one with a zip lock of some sort. Place your cleansing wipe inside the bag and freeze it in your freezer.

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When you get home from a hot day, pop the cleansing wipe out and let it thaw for a few seconds, now wipe your makeup and stressful day off your face!

Ahhhh cool, refreshing. Great way to distress!

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Steal It: Too Faced Makeup Brushes

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Sale on.

Too Faced has many of it’s popular makeup brush line on sale at the moment at greatly reduced prices.

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Prices range from $9-$15 or so.

Not a bad deal considering they are normally $20 and upwards. I high rec trying out a few as they are incredibly soft and well worth your $$!

Shop it!

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Lipstick Queen Fired Up

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Somebody call 9-1-1 to put out this fire…or not….Lipstick Queen Fired Up Lip Gloss is on fire baby!

This brand new shade of sheer fiery red will be available soon from Lipstick Queen. Not only will it fire up your lips but 100% off the proceeds will be donated to Count Me In.

Get on the wait list to be the first to know upon it’s release by visiting here.

The Muse needs fire engine red lips please.

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palette

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Ahh the eyes, the very windows to our souls. As makeup lovers we like to dress them all fancy-like don’t we? Lend an air of mystery to your eyes with a smoky eye look this season with the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes.

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While the beloved black smoky eye is favored by all women a new twist on a popular favorite reigns supreme with swirls of purple, cranberry, even brown to update that old black look with a burst of color.

Keeping with the trend, Giorgio Armani Beauty introduces four new shadow palettes entitled Eyes To Kill to create that sexy, smoky eye with a hint of color! The design is that of a bull’s eye which three shadows to create your own signature smoky eye look with.

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Shades available are:
  • Black Steel (a center of steel black, surrounded by a middle of pearl white and a ring of metallic black grey)
  • Brown Copper (a center of deep brown, with a middle of gold bronze wrapped in a rim of chromed copper)
  • Gun Metal Grey (a daring grey center surrounded by gun metal grey rim wrapped in a royal purple)
  • Red Iron (a deep pourpre center wrapped in gold beige and surrounded by a red iron rim)

The new Eyes to Kill Eye Shadow Palettes ($58) are available now from Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomies, and Barneys. You can also shop online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com

What do you think peeps?

I’m kinda digging on that brown swirl one and the cranberry!

Yay or Nay?

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Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette Review and Swatches


I hate nudes. They are so terribly unflattering on this Muse. Last year, Bobbi introduced me to a new way to wear nudes though with the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nude Collection.

For someone who has venomously denied loving Nudes, I suddenly found myself loving the idea of creating a chic, natural, nude look! Bobbi you sure do know how to charm a girl.

This year, Bobbi Brown keeps me clamoring back for more with her newest Nude Collection featuring the Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette.

Jump ahead for the review!

This year things are a little bit different. Last year the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette contained a total of seven shades. This year the new Nude Eye Palette contains six shades in the new customize palette. Basically each shadow is contained in a duo with two shadows making up a combination for one look. Of course you can mix and match any of the shades included but the fact they are grouped into two shades makes it easier to create a single look from the shades paired together. The new custom palette allow you to snap duos in and out easily. It’s kinda like getting an empty custom palette free as after you hit pan on the duos you can head to Bobbi and snap in any number of items for face, lips, or eyes.


The palette’s ease of use lays in the fact that it’s made up of matte, sparkle, and metallic finish shadows. Nudes are difficult for me to pull off but pairing a nude base with a hint of sparkle makes application easier and friendly.

You get a total of six shades which are:

Navajo and Pebble (Creamy Beige Matte and Metallic Champagne Nude)
Chino and Beige Linen (Muddy Beige Matte and Beige Brown Shimmer)
Maple Sugar and Caviar (Beige Brown Metallic and Chocolate Matte Brown)


The shades are all pigmented and have an incredible texture for blending. You do get a fair bit of fall out from the metallic and shimmer finishes but with proper prepping you can avoid this. I do always find shades like Caviar incredibly difficult to work with but I think these are meant more as a liner shade than an actual eye shadow.

The collection also included Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Caviar Ink which is proving to be my best friend at the moment. I love the deep chocolate of this shade and love the way it tight lines my upper waterline to create a certain air of mystery. Bobbi makes one of the best gel liners around so it’s quite nice to add this particular shade to my arsenal.


Overall, the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette is the ideal and easy way to wear nude shadows. It’s work friendly and manages to create a natural, nude look that has a flair of fun to it.

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Loves it!

Another great Bobbi palette.

Anyone haul it?

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