Survival Beauty

I think, as a woman, I’ve asked myself the question, “What items would I need if I were stranded on a deserted island?”, a million times!

You must ask yourself this too or have had a friend ask you what three or four items would you ABSOLUTELY need if you could have nothing else with you!

Well..I’d answer…I need a stunning man (or two) to climb trees for me and gather coconuts, and fish, and do all that manly stuff because I’m a delicate ladeeee!

And I’d also need a few beauty items. Sadly I’m unable to give you a list of three or four items I absolutely have to have because really I’d be lying if I said the list was that bloody short! Knowing me I’d need a u-haul truck full of cosmetics, skincare, and general girlish rubbish to keep me content on a deserted tropical island! I don’t give one flying leap it’s paradise! I need cosmetics damnit and I need them now!

If I’m without I might as well jump into the ocean and perish!

But have no fear I don’t have to go through such drastic measures as that!

Victoria Jackson is here to save the day!

If the ship was sinking and the rescue boats were waiting to whisk me to the deserted island in wait of help I’d grab up my Victoria Jackson Survival Kit and call it a day!

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YAY I can be fabulous and stranded!

The Survival Kit is by far the coolest little gadget the Muse has set eyes on. The Muse likes nifty gadgets it must be the geek in her!

Flip up the top and an eye pencil, lip pencil, and mascara await you!
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Split the kit open and two blushes and a mirror are on one side.
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Flip over the blush tray and another mirror (in case you didn’t feel fabulous looking at yourself in the first one!) and 5 lipcreams are at the ready to make you gorgeous!
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Slide the tray out on the side and 2 trays of 5 shimmering shadows (10 in total) are here to make your eyelids sparkle with color!
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Slip the tray out on the opposite side and a blush brush, shadow brush, and lip brush are enclosed to put your face on!
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How freaking cool is this?

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Thanks Victoria! We beauty junkies needed this! Might the Muse add that this is the perfect little treat to take with you on trips! With all the rigid airline rules in place I get very nervous packing my precious cosmetic items for fear they’ll be broken or taken away! Pack this up and I’d say you’re good to go and look elegant at the same time!

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The Muse Proudly Joins The Beauty Blog Network

I know I know I know! I already posted this! But I couldn’t resist pushing it to the front as I updated it with a rather cute little pic!

I may just faint, fall over, or pee myself in excitement (hopefully not the last one)!

Elke Von Freudenberg e-mailed me an invitation to join the Beauty Blog Network and I’m so excited I am about ready to squeal!

I personally read a ton of beauty blogs but the general idea of me belonging to a site that promotes Beauty Blogs and Cosmetic Junkies like myself just blows me away! It’s surreal. I personally use the site to find new blogs and now I belong too! Little old me! Holy cow!

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Either way, yours truly is now a very proud member of the Beauty Blog Network!

Wahoo!

Yay me!

Time to Celebrate!

You can view the Muse’s feed at the Beauty Blog network HERE.

HOLY COW L@@K It’s me on the front page (bottom link):
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Becca Clearance @ Sephora

Hey guys!

I was going to wait for Friday and list this with my Weekend Beauty Steals and Deals but by then it’s possible all the good stuff will be gone icon sad

So here’s a Steal and Deal for ya icon wink

Sephora has Becca on Clearance for 50-75% off the original price!

Click and start loading up on the goods!

Happy Days!

Pssttt…keep loading the pages and visiting daily as they keep updating the stock for items that are “temporarily out of stock”!

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Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Palette FOTD

One of the Muse’s readers and mates, Taryn, requested I do an FOTD with one of the new Bobbi Brown Palettes.

Taryn, this one’s for you! Hope you like it! You need these palette girlie (Wait did you get a few of these already? Can’t remember eep!)!

Cheers!

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What I used:
Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Palette
KATE Gel Mascara
KATE Primer

Mini Review:

I originally wrote a first impression about the palettes when I purchased them a week or so ago. I based this review solely on swatches I did and just viewing the palette by eye. I’ve finally dug in and used Burnt Sugar today so here’s a mini review after using the palette.

My original post I had spoken about how the MA said the fall out was a major problem with these however I experienced almost no fall out! Originally the colors looked super shimmery, which of course leads to major fall out, however I experience no such problem during application this morning! Any fall out on my face in the pictures (I always have a severely hard time clearing up fall out!) is strictly from the Excel Single shadow that I used for a highbrow highlighter none of it was from the Burnt Sugar shadows!

The palette isn’t as shimmery as I originally thought! I really have no word for the texture of these shadows. I read on someone’s blog (*blush* I forgot who’s otherwise I’d properly credit whoever it was) that the shadows almost feel creamy in texture and I think that pretty much sums up how they feel for me. It’s almost as if the shadow is a cream and a powder in one. The powder is very thick and I’m curious how they’d look if I used a mixing medium to thin them out (If wet will they take on a Metallic look? Hmmmm something to try!).

Blending is a snap with these and the colors are highly pigmented as promised by the MA I purchased these from. You don’t need much of the color to work with, a quick swipe of your brush will pick up plenty of color!

Personally I think Burnt Sugar gives a bit of a conservative look, for me anyway, as you know I’m one for bolder colors! However, I really do like the look these created, it’s very natural, soft, and of course very Fall/Autumn.

Overall I like these and I experienced none of the drama I had with the Sand and Surf Palette! Yay Bobbi Brown! Keep palettes like this coming and I’ll be back for more!

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Elke Von Freudenberg on the Wedding Podcast Show

I happened upon this tonight and thought I’d share! The Muse’s new mate, Elke, is on the Wedding Podcast Show discussing quickie makeup application tips and eyebrow shaping! I was particularly enthralled listening to her discuss eyebrow shaping (I had a giggle when she said she sorta looks at girls in the street and envisions what she could do to make the brow area better, etc…). I’d love to see what sort of advice she’d give the Muse about her brows!

Anyway do CLICK over and listen! It’s quite interesting!

While were on the topic of eyebrow shaping check out the photoshopped eyebrow job that Kiss and Makeup did on Keira Knightley!

Remember kids, eyebrow shaping is important, don’t want to go around looking like that scary photoshopped version of Keira do ya?

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