Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Palette

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Oh hello pretty Benefit palette I knew nothing about!

Check it!

Brand new the Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Palette! Hi there.

Just noticed this little guy parading around on the Benefit site and now I feel a lemming coming on. I’m smoky eye disabled so this should be just the treat for me as I always screw up a perfect nice smoky eye with loads and loads…oh and loads of shimmer so I really could use a kit giving me the how to and low down on the perfect smoky eye! Kinda looks like the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette but without alot of the fanfare!

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This actually covers not only a smoky eye but also brows as well so you’re getting an all-in-one kit for lids and brows. Cool beans! The kit includes three shadows, a black eyeliner pencil, a brightener, 2 blushes, mini tweezers, and a complete lesson book for idiots like me who have a hard time getting that perfect smoked out eye look.

The question is, to order or not to order….hmmmm! Benefit still has 20% Off of an order of $50 USD or more so I should probably grab this and some Benefit Lemon Aid….whatta ya think?

I’ll probably cave sooner rather than later.

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Musings Poll of the Day: Fav Shadow Finishes!



With so many bloody finishes to choose from it’s hard to decide a favorite eye shadow finish isn’t it?

You probably already guessed mine but jump ahead for my answer!

But of course…let’s all yell it together now…SHIMMER! I love a shimmery shadow finish. Give me shimmer any day of the week but I do love me some metallic as well!

Least fav is of course matte!

What about you?

Vote and tell me which is your favorite finish!

Share it in the comment field too if you like.

Your fav finish not mentioned in the poll? Tell me about it anyway!

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Feeling Blue with Clarins Wonder Volume Mascara in Wonder Blue and Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine

I’m blue today not literally just blue makeup…yeah, yeah I know it’s St. Paddy’s day but I was feeling blue…my the very my all this blue makes me want to break out in song!


Jump ahead to check out all that blue!

Clarins Spring Collection is feeling the love for blue with it’s two new limited edition shades of blue in the Clarins Eye Pencil and Clarins Wonder Volume Mascara.

I’ve reviewed Clarins Wonder Mascara prior to this but I did so have to come back and tell you it’s available in a limited edition shade entitled, what else, Wonder Blue! Who doesn’t need a blue mascara in their life? Clarins Wonder Mascara promotes fuller, longer lashes all while staining them the perfect shade of navy blue great for pairing up with a stunning blue eye look or pair it up with sparkling gold for a bit of pop! All that blue flatters any eye color but the Muse likes to think it looks the best with brown eyes!

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Line and define eyes with the Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine which pairs up beautifully with the mascara. The shade is the perfect ocean blue and brightens up eyes beautifully well for Spring. The formula is soft and smooth for easy lining and blending. The pencil is dual sided so it also includes a sponge smudger on the opposite end to blend out color and create a smoked out eye look if you desire.

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Sportin’ Clarins Eye Pencil in Ultramarine on my bottom lash line and bottom water line and Clarins Wonder Lash Mascara in Wonder Blue
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If you were craving blue, Clarins has all the blue you need! Hurry along to Clarins to snag them before they are gone for good!

Loving all that blue ba da dee!

I’m a little obsessed with blue at the moment!

How about you?

Which colors are reigning supreme in your cosmetic wardrobe this week?

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Pieces of Life: Yen versus USD

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Good news awaits you on the yen!

Jump ahead!

Much to the Muse’s delight USD is holding it’s own against Yen for two whole weeks now. I’ve been following it closely and it’s been converting almost even for the past two weeks. I’m hopeful it’ll keep through the Summer so we can take advantage with not only Summer Collections but most important Fall Collections.

At the moment the conversation is equal to USD which isn’t particularly a great sign for the economy but is a nice relief from past conversions. I’ve been holding out on my Japanese Spring haul due to crummy conversion but now I can indulge!

Bless be!

The moral of the story is if you haven’t hauled Spring yet you may want to now with the conversion rate going as it is. It’s really anyone’s guess how long this will last so take advantage while you can.

Off the topic of Yen, Won is still converting wonderfully well too so if you’re wanting to haul from Korea now is a good time.

Friendly note from your resident currency converter and makeup junkie hehe!


Tell the Muse!

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In the Muse’s Purse: Badger Balm Lip Balm Review

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The Muse has a badger in her purse and thinks you should too!

Oh, not a real badger of course but a tin of Badger Balm Lip and Skin Balm!

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I’m still on my Badger Balm kick so you’ll have to listen to a few more raves about lovely badgers today. Ok? Ok.

In the Muse’s Purse is a tin of Badger Balm Lip and Body Balm in Tangerine Breeze. So yummie people and a budget friendly price tag too of $5.50 USD! Badger Balm Lip Balm is available in six yummie flavors, my fav happens to be Tangerine Breeze which kinda tastes like biting into an orange skin. You ever bite into the skin of an orange so you can start to peel it and get that slightly bitter sweet taste of the skin? That’s exactly what Tangerine Breeze tastes like! It’s a tiny bit bitter, a little bit sweet, and all about the citrus taste of a yummie Tangerine!

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Badger Balm Lip Balm is a little multitasking demon as you can use it on lips and skin. I tote mine around to quench my lips with however if you want you can purchase an extra tin to use on rough elbows, knees, hands, cuticles, anywhere your skin needs a little extra moisture!

Made with virgin olive oil, beeswax, aloe vera, rosehip, and seabuckthorn, Badger Balms are certified Organic and good for you!

My lips are nice and soft after use and stay moist all day long when I’m feeling to lazy to reapply my gloss or lipstick. The tin is tiny but packs alot of product for the price. I have an extra tin of Tangerine Breeze that I use on my legs in the Summer to smooth them up and make them nice and short ready!

Badger Balm Lip Balms are Muse Approved for purchase as they contains good for you ingredients, plus they are tasty, and they have a great budget price tag. Likey!

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