Pieces of Life: The Sims Edition

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So OMFGBBQWTF! The fact that EA Games continues to bundle it’s games with SecuROM totally rips into the Muse but if that wasn’t enough guess what else they are doing now!?

Check it.

Not only do they bundle games with SecuROM but now they pushed the release date for The Sims 3 from February to freaking June! I may be dead by then dude!

I dunno what’s worst….the delayed release or the bloody SecuROM!

Give me a shoulder I need to cry.

Hold me.

Apologies, back to our regularly scheduled cosmetic musings….

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20 Fabulous Favorites

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The Muse’s favs are constantly changing, rearranging, and switching up!

Jump ahead to find out what twenty items are topping her favorite list (currently anyway…)!

Steam Cream has full on captured my heart and has saved my skin this season! Truly a miracle in a cute little tin this cream is an absolute must have as far as this Muse is concerned. Keep it tuned here for a Steam Cream coupon coming soon from your dear old Muse!

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Although it’s a tad on the expensive side for a no brand brush, the Muse does so admit to absolutely loving and lusting after Aromaleigh’s Fiber Optic Blush Brush.

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It’s dreary outside but I keep it Spring-like this month by wearing Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Leaf Green. It’s been on my eyes twice already this week, obviously a fav!

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I’m feeling the love in the air and all the Valentine mush that goes along with it. Keeping with the theme of romance I beef up my dull complexion with a brush of Benefit Thrrrob and I’m left looking pretty and pink!

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My eyes sure can use a lift in the morning when all I’m wanting to do is crawl back into bed! I use a bit of theBalm Overshadow in No Money, No Honey on the inner corners of my eyes for a wake up call that can’t be beat.

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Can it be true that I’ve fallen for a drugstore mascara? Guess that be the case considering I’ve been using L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara every single day for the past week! Whoa.

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Perfection is house in a tiny KATE Dual Carat Eye Shadow Palette! GD-1 wakes my tired eyes up and makes me bright eyed and busy tailed once again.

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Snow, snow, more snow….it’s ok I can transport myself to tropical good times by rolling on some Summer of Sin!

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The Muse erases dullness from her skin with a pinch of pink and nothing does the job cheaper than MeMeMe PussyCat Cheek and Lip Stain. Tried and true favorite lately.

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Keeping it real with the beauty budget world the Muse really likes Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Eye Shadow in Glow Nude…well it’s not all about the price, it also happens to apply quickly and easily for those days I’m not feeling like doing a full eye look!

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I sweat the fact that I nabbed such a cool deal with my haul of Vincent Longo Shimmer Eye Souffles. Oasis is totally a favorite considering I used it at least 10 times last month! Whoa…how very faithful of the Muse. Do I get a major award for this?

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Oh Aube Frutina how I love thee! You truly need no introduction but the Muse will say she’s favoring EX05 at the moment! Love that beige peach gloss!

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Sexy and Seductive don’t come to mind when the Muse thinks of herself however the Korres Sugar Plum Gift Set brings that and more to the Muse’s eyes. Tried and true favorite and will remain as such until further notice.

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My lips are terribly dry and chapped but I can cheap it up and save them by using my Soft Lips in Cherry!

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Speaking of dry lips I don’t think my Lancome Baume Baiser every came off my favorite list….actually…I believe it’s been on there since Fall 2007.

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I’m still in Holiday mode so gold is almost always the order of business with this Muse. I noticed this month I’ve been using my Aube Shimmering Powder in Gold for the better part of the last two months. Ha…interesting!

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The Muse likes a pinch of pink and a hint of the sparkling bronze, gold look she can get when she tops all that pink with her Victoria’s Secret Diamond Luster Face Powder!

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I’m getting my Stila Lipglaze bad self on after purchasing the Stila Gift of Glaze…can’t beat the price or the variety…totally a fav at this moment! I like saving money on rare occasions.

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I’ve no idea what’s come over me but I’m actually digging on Jill Stuart perfume at the moment. I didn’t love it when it originally came out but lately I find myself hosing down with it in the morning…..whoa, what a turn of events! Check for fever I could be delirious!

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I feel cute and sexy with my Etude House Cute and Sexy Eyes Palette from last Spring…please Etude House can we has another collection like that one? Loves it!

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Well, I guess that wraps up what I’m currently loving at the moment…no worries it’ll change soon I’m sure.

How about you?

Name the Muse 20 items that you’ve been using a whole lot of lately!

Are they favs or just force of habit?

Tell the Muse!

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Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance Review

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Whatta ya get when you combine grapefruit and vanilla?

Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit Fragrance.

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Lavanila’s Vanilla Grapefruit Healthy Fragrance is a light, fresh scent that is actually good for you! Who knew!?

It’s infused with powerful antioxidants and active botanicals that nourish and condition skin! Who knew!?

Anyway forget all that….let’s get down to the good stuff.

The scent itself.

I really love how unique Lavanila fragrances are and Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit isn’t any different. Unique, different, and quite exciting this blend of sparkling grapefruit with a heavy base of vanilla, sandalwood, and hints of lime is perfectly Spring-like on a cold, dreary winter day. Although the dominant note of vanilla overtakes most of the fragrance you’ll experience a calming, fruity dry down with hints of grapefruit and lime that make this fragrance extraordinarily unique. The fragrance is a Eau de Parfum with an obvious high level of fragrance oil as a tiny spray or a dab will last all day and well into the evening. The scent has incredible linger and a nice throw so don’t over do it, a tiny little bit goes a very long way.

This is the first time I’ve tried Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit as I always pass it by for my personal favorite Lavanila Vanilla Coconut but after trying out the sample I obviously need to indulge in a full size! Yummie! Likey!

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Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit is definitely Muse Approved for purchase as is everything from Lavanila Laboratories.

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Feel good about your Lavanila purchase knowing that it contains 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids minus harmless ingredients like mineral oils, pethrochemicals, parabens, and silicon.

Get more info about Lavanila by visiting www.lavanila.com

Place your order on the site and get Free Ground Shipping on orders $50 and up plus a free 1oz Body Butter.

What are your favs from Lavanila?

Tell the Muse!

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Trish McEvoy ‘The Point’ Brush

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The likely hood of me admitting that I actually don’t need a tiny brush to stipple concealer, foundation, and powder onto my face is highly unlikely so deal with it. You can count me tickled over the Trish McEvoy “The Point” brush if you want! Cheeky smile!

I just like the idea of a super small brush that can work my concealer on and blend it for me. Don’t get me wrong I already have two dozen concealer brushes but the size and shape of this particularly brush intrigues me. Am I alone here? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

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The psychotic half of my brain is telling me that I must buy the Trish McEvoy “The Point” brush just so I can go around telling people that I own “The Point”! Sounds rather fabulous dontcha think?

Indeed, I think you’ll see a review of this shortly but if you can’t wait you can always head to Nordie’s to get your own! Say hi from the Muse to Trish while you’re there!

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Guerlain Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow Review

Ahh Guerlain how near and dear you are to my heart and how very broke you make me with your new releases.

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The new Guerlain Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow are enough to make my heart pound in excitement while I weep tears of joy!

Guerlain’s brand new single shadows are thee best thing that has happened to my puffy, fine lined life. Since it’s Winter my eyes are terribly dry which means wearing bolder shades is a bit difficult as they drown my eye area out. In comes Guerlain to save the day with 10 shades of perfectly soft, silky beautiful wearing single eye shadows. The Muse hearts you Guerlain, truly she does.

I purchased only one shade so far which was L’instant Precieux but I plan on going back for more soon. The shadow is silky, smooth, and blends seamlessly all this while brightening up my eye area and wearing extremely well. L’instant Precieux is a soft shimmering gold with a good solid base of yellow. This color manages to perk up my tired eyes and create a soft, youthful glow to my face. Likey alot. Although the color definately lends something to brightening up my eye area I also blame it on the formula of the shadow. The shadow formula is silky soft without a ton of pigmentation but just the right amount to leave behind a perfect flawless look to eyes. In keeping with the amazing formula of the shadows in their popular palette line up Guerlain managed to make an even better textured shadow with these new single shades.

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At $38 USD these don’t come cheap but the price gets you plenty of product in an elegant gold case with applicator. Truly a stunning piece to add to any makeup collector’s collection.

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Overall, if you’re experiencing puffy, dry eyes this season I think an investment in one or two of these shades will be a blessing as they really lend a certain glow to eyes and helps give the appearance of a fresh, awake you!

Guerlain Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow are Muse Approved for purchase. Truly beautiful shadows.

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