The Muse remembers the first time she purchased a cosmetic book. It had to be 10 years or so ago and it was entitled Your Makeover: Simple Ways for Any Woman to Look Her Best by Morgen Schick. The Muse is a big supporter of Morgen Schick and her amazing array of awesome cosmetics and her book was quite great at creating a flawless, natural look.
Recently the Muse was introduced to another makeup book which is the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual. The Muse finished this book in a day! I took it to bed with me one night and didn’t stop reading until it was completely done. Although much of what was discussed I already know I still felt like the book was an awesome manual for those who are just starting out in the cosmetic world.
The book covers many topics such as picking a moisturizer and foundation for your skin tone and type, how a good diet influences your skin and body, application of concealer, foundation, eye makeup, and more! The book has a solid index of just about everything you want or need to know about makeup and application. Granted, the book does contain the most basic (no complex application methods here just straight to the point) of information but this is actually what makes it so appealing as the simplicity of the techniques are easy to follow and understand! The book covers virtually all aspects of makeup but it also covers details such as photographer and becoming a makeup artist.
All in all it’s a rather interesting compilation of great tips and tricks! I think it’s well worth picking up if you’re a beginner to makeup application or you’re just seeking to brush up on your current skills!
I enjoyed it and I’m quite happy to have it on my bookshelf as I definately learned a thing or two after reading it!
You can nab yours from Amazon.com
Anyone read it or own it?
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Of all places to get the scoop on the Too Faced Smurfette Collection who would think it would be on Bridal Guide! The Muse had heard whispers of this exciting collection and of course she googled until her little fingers bled and finally she located images and information for her very self!
The Smurf’s has a movie coming out soon, plus they had an appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, and now you can look forward to seeing them appear in a cosmetic collection available exclusively from Too Faced on December 26th! The article explains that the collection will be quite limited so start saving your pennies now to nab this rather cute collection of goodies!
Too Faced Smurfette Collection
Pictured above is the Too Faced Smurfette Mood Swing Lip Gloss which the article explains is a sparkling blue gloss that goes on blue but morphs into your individual shade of pink a la Smashbox O-Gloss! How fun! The article doesn’t say much but it looks like they are also releasing two new shades of Too Faced Starry Eyed Glitter Liner in blue and silver!
And behold…the star of the collection….Too Faced Smurfette Illuminating Powder!
Whoa….the Muse can’t contain her excitement! I think I’m hyperventilating here! I haven’t been this excited since Smashbox Tokidoki (which I should remind you turned out to be a dud!).
Well…my credit card is handy…now I just have to wait till December 26th to nab my Too Faced Smurfette Collection!
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MAC Hello Kitty Collection
Hello World! Happy Monday! Miss me much?
The Muse can’t believe she had to wake herself this morning from the food coma she was in after the long Thanksgiving weekend and roll out of bed to head to work. I think I need an extra few days to recovery!
I’ll be back shortly with brand new reviews in a few and also I’ll begin answering the load of comments shortly as well!
For now I’ll leave you with the first Cyber Monday deal of the day that I’ve seen! Get 25% Off at Bath and Body Works when using coupon code 25PERCENT
Get haulin’ now! The Muse thinks she might indulge in some socks and a new pair of Lambie Slippers! How about you?
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I was busy baking since I got home from work and I’m about to head to a mock Thanksgiving with some close friends. Sheesh, it’s been a busy week of various Thanksgiving dinners with different friends.
I wanted to quickly wish everyone and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to be thankful for the little things in life and for special people in your lives. The Muse is thankful for many things and of course very thankful for each of you who stop by daily to read my insanity here at Musings and offer a kind comment or a lovely e-mail (and remind me I’m not talking to myself around here but a rather large group of friendly people!)! I truly appreciate you all and I’m very thankful that you’ve touched my life in some way or form!
I’ll see you all Monday with brand new reviews and exciting new products but until then I wish each of you and your close ones a very Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!
Last week I brought you a review of the Lavshuca Holiday Makeup Collection in Antique Sepia. As mentioned in my prior review Lavshuca released two separate coffrets for the holidays. Today I’ll be reviewing the second color option available for the collection entitled Antique Monochrome.
If you read my prior review you already know the little details about the collection, the price, the packaging, etc….so I’ll just dive into the review today without repeating much of what has already been said about the Lavchuda 2008 Holiday Collection. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with Antique Sepia but it’s probably my favorite of the two as Antique Monochrome doesn’t have a whole lot going for it aside from the nice shade of gloss.
The shadow included with this set is a duo that includes an icy, creamy white shade with a pink iridescent finish and a contrasting gray black shade. I used the lighter shade as a base and highbrow highlighter prior to applying the grayish black shade on my lid and blending a bit into my crease. The pigmentation on the shades is as nice as Antique Sepia and the completed look is a bit of a smoky eye with a hint of girlish innocence due to the creamy pink base. Honestly, in my humble opinion, the look is a tad bit on the boring side but for a quick makeup look I do like it!
The Lavshuca Liquid Rouge Gloss in this set is a bright pink with silver sparkles. I mentioned in my other review how much I loved the gloss and in this set I feel the same way. The gloss is the best part of the set for me! It has a nice shimmer and sparkle and looks rather fab over a dab of lip stain!
Overall, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with Antique Monochrome or Antique Sepia but I am glad I purchased both for my Lavshuca Collection. I’m unsure if you really need to indulge unless you’re a collector. The Lavshuca Spring Collection does hold a bit of promise for me so I’ll look towards brighter horizons on the Lavshuca front!
How about you?
Which was your favorite set?
Planning on purchasing them?
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Lavshuca Antique Sepia Review, Swatches, and FOTD
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