Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Oh.
My.
God.

The Muse is in geeky heaven watching the preview for the new Indiana Jones movie! I nearly wet my pants, nearly, very nearly.

Although if possible there may be just a bit too much CGI for me. I know, I know but we’re talking old school Indy here…a little less CGI would give it that vintage feel!

By the very way Mr Spielberg maybe just maybe we could have done without Shai Lebeouf. Bloody hell I had to deal with him in Transformers and that was like root canal surgery now Indiana Jones?

You’re ruining my geeky childhood here (and geeky adulthood)….! Sinseriously…I did not need Shai Lebeouf mucking up my Transformer experience!

Anyways.

Aside from those minor rants…this has the potential to be awesome. Cross your fingers we don’t have a lemon on our hands here a la Lucas’s money grubbying Episode 1, Episode 2, etc…….that had dollar signs written all over it!

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Natural Fafinette with Bold Lips FOTD

I was playing with Fafi this morning! I couldn’t resist so you’re about to get picture overload as I love, love, love the natural look I created with super bold lips!

It came out kinda nice in my humble opinion!

I must say that I did my fair share of ranting yesterday but the colors are truly outstanding on this collection! The blush is amazing for my skintone and the lipstick I used totally popped for me! It’s honestly the most exciting selection I’ve seen in a while!

Ok enough babbling on to the pics!

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What I Used:

Face
Sassed Up Beauty Powder
Hipness Blush

Lips
Flash n’ Dance
Sony CP Lip Silicon

Eyes
Fafi Eyes 2
Beaute de Kose Mascara

BONUS:

New geeky sneaks!

AHHH! I picked these up at the Disney Store, so kawaii! I’m a huge Jack fan! Couldn’t help myself! Total Goth Chic! Dontcha just love ‘em!? I Heart Jack!

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If anyone has any Fafi FOTDs to share do send ‘em to me at musings.of.a.muse@gmail.com

Cheers!

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FAFI for MAC First Impressions, Reviews, And General Babble

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Ok. I came, I saw, and I conquered Fafi today. I picked up my bits just a little while ago from Nordies and it’s a nice haul of MAC that has some ups and downs which I’ll of course share you with you fine folk!

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So if you live under a rock or you just haven’t heard MAC’s latest collection is designed by French artist Fafi!

The collection consists of an array of vibrant, bold shades that’ll sure to please the make up adventurer. It’s generally a super collection because some of the colors are truly outstanding however as with all MAC collections you’ll run into one or two items that seem to be a complete rerun!

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I’ve been collecting MAC for about…mmmm maybe a year and a half? Maybe more but I’m not entirely sure to be honest. Some of you have fell off the MAC bandwagon a long, long, long time ago but I’m still riding my MAC high and for some reason I haven’t quite come down from my trip as of yet. I’m hoping I’ll come down soon because boy I’ll be richer that’s for sure but the fact is I love MAC. It’s high quality with a low price tag. Sincerely who doesn’t like that cocktail? I’m far from a diehard considering I cheat with so many other brands but I still do have a special place in my heart for MAC. Those of you who long fell off the train or just never boarded it I definately give props too because I sincerely find it difficult to just say no to MAC!

Fafi has a good few flaws so I’d best lay them out before getting to the good stuff! The biggest flaw, biggest BOO!, and biggest rant goes to the fact that the cute Fafinettes displayed on the packaging are labels and by the very way not only are they sticky labels but they are peeling off right out of the bloody box! I’m looking through BRAND NEW, IN THE BOX lippies that I purchased and I’m noticing tears on the label already! What the hell MAC?

I’m wondering was this to save money or just pure dumb laziness! I read about this before and was a tad worried but convinced myself it’d be fine. Wrong. Not only does this make the compacts, quads, and lipstick tubes look cheap but also totally ruins my day that they are peeling freaking off right in front of my eyes.

Great.

Fact is you aren’t going to be towing any of it around ladies. Granted these are items we’ll probably keep the boxes for and place them in the beauty vault but some people do like to tote these things around for the cute factor and honestly it’s now pretty bloody impractical since you have to worry about the labels peeling off if they rub against other bits in your makeup case.

I’m puzzling and wondering what the hell MAC was thinking!?

MAC redeems itself by actually printing the emblem on the beauty powders but the quads, lipglasses, and lipsticks are all stickers!

Another rant from your Muse. I’m simply hating the fact that they have decided it was ok to do the same exact image on ever Beauty Powder, lipstick tube, etc…..So we got three incredible beauty powders couldn’t they do a different image on each powder? A little rotation couldn’t hurt anyone could it? I’m now the proud owner of four of the six lipsticks released with again, the same image. Rotate? Variety? Please? It would have been super cute to have at least two images on the lipsticks and maybe three separate images on the Beauty Powders! The quads I guess I could forgive. Minor rant but seriously hello? It’s variety calling.

The streets of New York are lined with slushy snow and little droplets of icy rain are pelting away since this afternoon thus the Muse wasn’t too inspired to head to her freestanding store so she got lazy and went to Nordies for her lot of goods which means she missed out on the tote bag and dolls! But hey I guess it’s good as it’s money saved? Or maybe not as I’m sure I’ll be tempted to head in and grab them shortly. Either way I did luck out because my gorgeous MA had waited for me as her shift ends at 6and I was running late at work so she waited PLUS treated me to dinner after I shopped Fafi! I felt special!

I’m possibly through with my ranting as of now so I guess I can settle in on the raving!

The lippies is the collection are solid gold for me. Really bright, bold shades that I wouldn’t normally pick up but I was feeling daring so they most definately ended up in my bag! I got 4 of the 6 released.

I got Utterly Frivolous which is a pretty matte coral with a bit of pink to it. I also got Strawbaby which is my favorite of the lot! It’s a pretty deep rose, gorgeous in my book. Flash-n-Dash also ended up in my bag. This is pretty bold and falls into the neon pinky orange category, it’s very un-Musey but I couldn’t resist! Fun n’ Sexy passed under my radar as well and it is absolutely shockingly pink with a fuschia edge if ever I did see one!

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Utterly Frivolously , Strawbaby, Fun n’ Sexy, and Flash-n-Dash
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Lipglasses I only got two and I left the other two. Squeeze It quite reminded me of the color Happening Gal that was released with the Barbie Loves MAC Collection so I safely skipped it. I did end up with Totally It and Cult Fave. Totally It is a bit similar to Malibu Barbie but it’s a bit more vibrant and will go well with the Fun n’ Sexy lippie! Cult Fave is a rather natural shimmering pink shade.

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Totally It and Cult Fave
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Both blushes TOTALLY ended up in my cart. Real winners in my opinion! Fashion Frenzy is a blushing pink while Hipness is a kicking peach!

Hipness and Fashion Frenzy
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Beauty Powders that were released with this collection are definately worth your cash! I got all three as they are most definately too difficult to pass up! Sassed-Up is a peach with gold sparkles while Verve-Acious is a beautiful beige with gold sparkle. Now the problem is I got all three of the powders but my MA stuck two of Sassed-Up in my bag! Duh! I have to go back for Belightful! I’ll be sure to post pics when I have it!

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Verve-Acious
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Sassed Up
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Last but never least our quads. From what I understand only two of the colors in both quads are repromotes but don’t quote me. I loved the colors and even though I have similar shades you know I can’t say no! Fafi 2 is my favorite and very Spring! The palette is perfect aside from one shade which is Prankster. Prankster is navy blue and just not as beautiful nor as complimenting as the other shades in the palette. Gold, Coral, and Light Green all shimmer and wink at me in this quad! Love, Love, Love it! Definitely worth picking up! Fafi 1 has some very nice colors as well but another weird bluish black awaits us in the quad. Mmm oh well! Pink, Cream, and Beige are colors found in Fafi 1.

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Fafi 1
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Fafi 2
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I picked up the small makeup case and the LE bag with brush as well which are both very cute!

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Overall, it’s a nice collection as I said with some minor flaws.

Items that are definately worth picking up:

Beauty Powders
Fafi 2
Blushes
Strawbaby Lipstick

Paint Pots didn’t call to me. I find them difficult to work with so I skipped all of them! Everything else is repromoted such as mascara and such! Nail Varnish…well…we all know the drama of my nails so a skip for me.

I can’t stick a Muse Approved sticker on this. It’s VERY nice but it just can’t get the Muse’s approval with the shabby design! It really disappointed me in that aspect and it’s a bit unforgivable! I expect more from MAC! Let’s hope the same mistakes aren’t made with Heatherette! If so, we’ll all have to go on strike from MAC!

So how about you my pretties?

What did you get?

What did you love?

Hate?

Just not a MAC girl?

Tell me allllllllllll about it! Or send me your haul pics and reviews at musings.of.a.muse@gmail.com

I’d love to see and post ‘em for others to see if you’re so inclined to share icon wink

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Bit More Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry FOTD

My Bobbi Brown post on the new Pink Raspberry Collection got a few comments about colors so I thought I’d do another Bobbi FOTD today! You can read more of my review on this collection by clicking here if you missed it!

Super simple one as I was rushed yet again today! I LOVE LOVE Bobbi Brown Rouge in Raspberry! When I’m in the sun for a short period a time, prior to browning up like a sausage, I tend to get a highlight of yummie pink on each of my cheekbones and this mimics that to a tee without the gross “tan”, “bronze” look I get when I’m outside too long minus sunblock!

And anything bad I ever said about the lip crayons I totally take back! They give my lips such pop plus they taste like peppermint! Rock on!

I used one of the single eyeshadows from Maquillage. For some reason there has been a frenzy for Maquillage lately hehe! So I thought I’d display some of the shadows in action! They are silky and lovely but a bit sheer but definately lovely if you like a less bold look!

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What I used:

Face
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips and Cheeks in Raspberry

Eyes
KATE Gel Mascara Spring Edition (Click here for my review)
Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Please Dazzle Me Mascara Glitter Topcoat in Pink Platinum
KATE Gel Liner in Metallic Gold
Maquillage Eyeshadow in PK222

Lips
Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Wild Raspberry
Sony CP Curvy Lip Silicon

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Majolica Majorca Spring Collection FOTD using GR741

Of course I couldn’t wait to long before digging into GR741 from MJ’s Spring Collection! You can read my review of the Collection by clicking here if you missed it!

Sadly I rushed while doing this morning and I mucked it up badly icon sad

However, I think it deserves a re-mention that GR741 is probably the most pigmented Majolook palette I have ever come across and it’s quickly becoming a fav for me!

This should definately be in your Spring shopping cart! It’s worth picking up before it disappears for good!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Majolook Trick On Palette in GR741
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Neo Mascara (aka MJ Lash Extender)

Lips
Stila Lipglaze in Raspberry

Face
Jill Stuart Blush in Aurora Rose

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