Welcome to my newest category, Pointless Products! This is where I’ll post on a occasion when I run across a pointless beauty products. And believe you me plenty are around!
Allow me to christen my new category with my first Pointless Product:
Seriously do people really purchase this!
No one adores glitter as much as me but the idea of a can of spray glitter sold at Sephora just scares me. This is something a local party store would sell during Halloween right next to the case of silly string!
Unless you’re 13 and going to your first boy/girl party this would be a very pointless product!
The Muse says stop being ridiculous Sephora!
I’m off to Vegas for CES! Sadly, CES has nothing for the cosmetic lover to muse over however if you happen to be a geek, like the Muse, you’ll be happy to read all about my adventures when I get home! Don’t worry part of my adventure will consist of hitting the MAC Pro store in Vegas while I’m there so it won’t all be about geeky bits!
I go to CES, Macworld, and Defcon (and other geeky conferences I won’t mention here for fear of appearing too much like the nerd I am) almost ever year. This year I’m unable to be away too long from my office due to our renewal season being so amazingly busy! So I’ll be away for two days only minor correction it’ll actually be 4 days if you count the weekend (contrary to popular belief I don’t blog all day! I have to earn my crust somehow and blogging about cosmetics just doesn’t cut it. I actually own and operate my own insurance offices with my sister riding shotgun!).
Some exciting info about CES:
Yoko Ono will be there! I’m one of the few surviving fans (and Paul McCartney’s a fan too! There’s a joke in there somewhere if you’re quick enough to catch my weird sense of humor!) of the Plastic Ono Band! In my weird musical tastes I somehow see the Plastic Ono band as a musical masterpiece! I’m excited to just meet Yoko Ono as I believe she’s responsible for some of John’s better work contrary to the fans that are calling blasphemy at the moment! If you’re a Beatle fan you (like me) probably have a healthy love hate relationship with Yoko Ono so saying she’s responsible for some of John’s best work is ok to admit!
Let’s see who else….Natasha Bedingfield and Mary J. Blige! I’m throwing names out that I think you’ll know because if I start flinging geeks at you chances are you’re going to say “who the hell is she talking about?”.
I haven’t quite dug into my schedule yet and I’m not entirely sure what’s going on during what dates and what I’ll be able to fit in and what I’ll miss but I can tell you a few items that I’m hoping to catch up with while there!
High-Performance Audio & Home Theater Exhibits
Emerging Technology Exhibits
Keynote with Winblows Creator Bill Gates (There would be another joke in that!)
Jerry Yang is doing some sort of keynote speech as well I believe which I’d like to see!
CNET’s Best of CES Awards
I’m quite excited! Wish me luck and maybe I’ll score awesome tech gear as well as amazing cosmetic purchases! I doubt I’ll come home from Vegas without some sort of makeup in tow! However, I can’t promise much as I’m attending with a hoard of geeky guys that are most definately not going to want to take time out to shop for cosmetics but we shall see what happens!
Wish me luck!
See you in a few days
A few weeks ago I had told you about DuWop’s newest gloss entitled Moon Venom. Click for details.
The thing with Lip Venom is you either really love and appreciate it or you loath it. It’s really that simple. I fall into the love group. Some people find that the sting is a bit too much to handle and that’s especially the case if you’re sensitive. I’m not sensitive at all and I find the bite from Lip Venom quite nice.
I have all the Lip Venoms they have released up until now and when Moon Venom popped up that too got quickly added to my collection. Each release is different from the last in sparkle. That’s about the only difference in the glosses. They all taste the same, they all give the same clear glossy look, they all work the same to plump your lips up however each has a sheer sparkle to them that’s quite different. Flash Venom comes in versions of gold and silver sparkle while Pink Shimmer Venom, you guessed it, comes in a pink shimmering version.
Moon Venom falls somewhat into the Flash Venom category as it’s a similar silver however it’s a bit more of an intense sparkle to it so it looks almost iridescent when applied instead of just straight silver sparkle. All in all it’s quite lovely.
It does it’s normal duty of making my lips look just bitten plus I get the added bonus of such a beautiful sparkle. At $17USD for such a small tube it’s a bit costly however I find these last literally for ages on end so it’s quite inexpensive for getting so little product that lasts for so long. I use my regular Lip Venom for one to two touch-ups daily and it’s about a year old!
Moon Venom is mostly definately a Muse Approved item! But be warned it packs a mighty bite!
I asked my most lovely friend, Iris, from Rouge Deluxe to see if Paul & Joe would be releasing it’s X Disney on her end of the world but sadly it appears Paul & Joe will not be bringing X Disney to Singapore shores!
Great big sigh of disappointment for Singaporeans far and wide I wonder why not.
Anyway, that’s the rather bad news!
The good news is here is what it looks like (if you haven’t yet been exposed to it):
The collection is quite small and I find myself both loving and hating that. I love that I’m not going to have to spend 1 trillion dollars to get the lot of it and I hate that it’s so damn cute that it’s gagging for more pieces in it! Know what I mean?
It’s a pretty simple selection of products with alot of emphasis on the uber sweet packaging! I mean look at those containers? So, so sweet!
The set includes all of the following:
Face Color B
The face powder comes in two colors which appear to be a standard pink and a lovely peach color. They are 3,990 yen per a pot which is roughly $36USD each. Bit costly but not too bad considering the cute factor. Hey, money is no object when cute comes into play right? I’m slightly worried these will be a bit on the sheer side but it’s mostly about the collecting it rather then getting big color pay off. Sounds strange but when you collect cosmetics purchasing a product for LE reasons only is a standard practice among the cosmetic junkie elite!
Next up we have the hand cream which is darling as well but falls into the silly price range at well. This is selling for 2,100 yen which is about $20USD give or take a few cents! The price has not turned me off to wanting it so it’s definately on the “want” list. I’m also generally curious about the smell. It’s going to be quite funny if it turns out to be unscented! But hey the packaging is damn cute isn’t it?!
Milky Lip Treatment
Last in the collection is the milky lip treatment. This is 1,890 yen which is about $17 USD or so. Looks equally cute as the other pieces in the collection.
Overall, I’d say the hand cream and lip treatment are pointless and the real gems in the collection are the two face powders. In all seriousness if you’re a collector you’re going to want the lot be it pointless or not but if you’re looking to save a dime maybe purchase the pink powder only as that looks the most appealing of the lot!
I asked for all four items and I’m hopeful that my mate will be able to locate them all as this is somewhat a favorite of mine so far in the Japanese Spring Collection line ups!
Stay tuned for my review on each of these products!
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Peter celebrated his 64th with a little Lush!
Look at the glow on his face after receiving a Green Green Bubble Bar from Lush!
I have no idea what he’s doing with the soap but I believe he’s taking a little sniff either that or he thought he could eat it! One never knows with Peter. The grapevine has told me he ate a bit of the Lush popcorn packaging and soon after realized “soap” flavored popcorn is not all that great for a snack!
This has to convince you to buy some bubble bars and soap from Lush now right?
If you haven’t been with the Muse since the start of her little blog you might be a bit confused as to who this character is. Confused? Mystery solved by clicking here.
Peter’s girlfriend Dorothy expressing her enthusiasm for Britain! I imagine she’s thinking to herself “Let’s do it for England kids!” I nicked that expression from someone sorry it was just too good not to add in!
I’m sorry I just generally enjoyed this shot and had to throw it into the mix! I had told Jonny that it would’ve been even better had she strolled out just wearing the British flag and naught else (I’m positive Peter would have loved that too)!
This pictures remind me how long and in between it’s been since I last talked to Peter :(. You won’t meet a better man to match wits with then him!
Sadly, Peter, once in love and lust with me, has left me for his beautiful Dorothy. I try hard not to be too jealous as they traipse across England together living happily ever after!
I’m kidding, I’m kidding!