Pieces of Life: Summer Full Speed Ahead & Other Babblings

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Good morning lovely ladies!

Quickie note for you. Reviews are coming up shortly (they are scheduled to post throughout the day and into the evenings as per normal) and I’ll have a contest live in a few too. My last Summer Loving Giveaway winner was DM’ed on Twitter and should expect her package shortly! Yay!

It’s a rather nutty day at my office again today and it’s been heaps busy all week, knock wood that’s always a good thing, which means I’m behind on comments, emails, twitter, etc…….I’ll get to it all shortly just give me a few and I promise I’ll reach out and touch you soon.

On another note I think I might have missed a few comments if I didn’t reply go right ahead and leave your comment again and I promise to do so as soon as I can.

Today is the first fab day we had this June in New York City. Sun is out, humidity is high, and it looks like, finally, it’s Summer. Feels like a good day for lunch out with my best mate Jai as it’s ideal weather for sitting on a bench somewhere with a snack while the the world goes by.

Btw do you prefer reading posts in the day or the evening? I’ve been trying to schedule posts both in the day and in the evening and I’m wondering what’s more popular with the masses.

Anyway!

Wherever you are today I hope it’s great weather and you have a friendly face to share a spot of lunch with and not too hard a day of work ahead of you (I have the first two but the last not so much hehe).

Talk soon!

With hugs,
the Muse

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the Balm Cabana Boy Blush News

Remember theBalm Cabana Boy? No? Click it!

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The day after I blogged it disappeared from Sephora forever. My question is where the hell did it go and when can I get my greedy hands on it?

A beauty mystery….

I’m calling the Balm tomorrow, will keep you posted. I need Cabana Boy in my life please for the love of makeup!

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Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit

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Hehe I like when Ulta dupes Bare Essentials. Kinda cracks me up. A few months ago we had a muse about the Ulta Smokey Eye Kit.

Taking it one step further we now have the Ulta All About the Eyes 7 Piece Mineral Eye Kit.

The kit includes four mini mineral shadows, mineral eye liner, an eyeshadow brush, and an eye liner brush for $17.50.

What? Ulta needs to make a buck too. Props for trying to dupe BE, we applaud your efforts Ulta.

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Stash Spoglight: Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol Eye Shadow

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It’s been a while since I stash spotlighted hasn’t it? I thought I’d do a rather quickie post of a haul I did months ago when Sephora was killing Napoleon Perdis from it’s stores.

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Check it below!

I’m not Napoleon Perdis’s biggest supporter and yes I’ve been known to make fun of his tan a time or two. But I admit he had a few odd pieces in his collection that were decent enough one of which were the Eye Patrol Eye Shadows. I think they ran about $22 when they were fully priced at Sephora but I got them at the grand total of $6 bucks each when NP was axed. Btw take a peep at this post when I was predicting NP’s demise from Sephora, I’m such a blooming fortune teller.

These are really quite pretty so we must give Napoleon a few props for creating such a nice little shadow. They have a hint of shimmer, a soft silky texture, and very nice color pay off. Likey! Plus hauling all of ‘em for $6 bucks each didn’t hurt either.

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Anyone get these during the clearance sale?

Love ‘em?

Tell it!

Napoleon Perdis was not harmed during the making of this post.

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Tarte Rejuvelash Review

On occasion I run into mascaras that clump my lashes together in a gluey mess. Indeed, I’m sure you know the culprits guilty of this unseemly sin! I truly hate clumpy, gross looking lashes and the worst part is when you have a full eye look on and it seems almost impossible to “declump” the lashes with a mascara comb. Sigh. The trials and tribulations of mascara.

Here in lays the solution to all your woes or so Tarte tells us! Tarte Rejuvelash is supposed to help me rid myself of the nightmare of clumps.

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Does it work?

Click it to find out!

Tarte Rejuvelash is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and go, “hmmm do I really need to spend $16 on a declumping medium?” Doesn’t that sounds fancy? Declumping medium. Whoa. I think it’s worthy of my beauty arsenal actually as it’s saved my lashes and eye looks numerous times since purchasing it.

What is it?

It’s a mini, clear formula in a tube that looks like a mini mascara which contains all sorts of important bits that Tarte tells us about but frankly it’s simply an interesting little tool to have stashed away for days that clumps come out to play.

The scenario:

You’ve just complete an incredible smoky eye and you’re ready to finish it off with a quick curl of your lashes and a ton of mascara to make all that dramatic eye shadow pop. You curl and begin applying mascara…gasp! It clumps up your lashes and you’re left looking like you have a uni-lash (one single lash instead of several). Whip out Tarte Rejuvelash and slowly comb it through that uni lash to separate your lashes and clean up the mess your mascara made.

I find this works better than a simple lash comb because it’s a wet application. The applicator is slightly dampened with all that important formula I was telling you about above plus the applicator is a complicated little creation that allows you to glide through lashes and separate them precisely. Now a lash comb takes a fair bit of work and sometimes makes a bigger mess than the one you’re already sporting however Rejuvelash seems to work considerably better because of the interesting, emollient formula and cool brush.

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The formula also happens to soften my lashes so I tend to use it when my lashes are feeling a bit stiff after a coat of intense waterproof mascara.

I dunno if $16 is something you’d want to splurge on but I find that Tarte Rejuvelash is a good one to keep around for cleaning up possible mascara messes when they crop up!

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