Boring Japanese Brand FOTD

This morning I was rushing around like a lunatic (I’m already a lunatic but when I’m late I’m even crazier) and I ended up doing this really simple, boring FOTD instead of the brighter colors I had planned!

But, for your viewing pleasure, here it be!

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I used all Japanese cosmetics to create the look icon wink

What I Used:

Cheeks:
Gransenbon Blush in 02

Eyes:
KATE Gradical Eyes in BK-1
Canmake Sparkling Lame Liner in 01
Kiss Volumizing Mascara
K-Palette Mascara Tears Overcoat in Silver

Lips:
Lavshuca Jewel Lipstick in PK2
Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge in RD2

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The Muse and E-mail

Hello World!

I’m slowly catching up on e-mails and it’s a process to say the least! If you’ve written to me please know I do my best to get back to all e-mails icon wink

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If I haven’t replied for some reason it’s probably because my inbox is sickeningly disorganized icon wink

The good news is I believe I am up to date on all my E-mail as of today (aside from a few personal friend e-mails)! If you’re awaiting a reply, have a question, or just want to say hello you can always comment and get a super fast reply icon wink Or e-mail me again and I promise now that my inbox is somewhat back to normal I will return your reply in a shorter amount of time!

Many thanks for all the e-mails, comments, etc! I appreciate all of you and their would be no Musings without you to read them!

Hugs and Kisses from the Muse!

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Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Sexy Set

Victoria’s Secret always comes out with delightful gifts and this year is no exception!

I came across the Ultimate Sexy Set while browsing around Victoria’s Secret website. The set is $100 and it is well worth the price however the Muse highly recommends checking the website the week of Christmas and the day after Christmas to nab a huge deal on it! As we know everything is always cheaper AFTER Christmas and I have no doubt the set will go from $100 to $50 to $20 or lower in the days after Christmas and that’s a great time to cash in any gift certificates you may have gotten and nab yourself a nice little collection of yum!

Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Sexy Set
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The set includes a lovely little black bag with “Angel” sequined across the front and inside it’s chock full of cosmetics!

Perfect Lipstick, Mosaic Blush, Lipgloss, Lip Plumper, Mosaic Bronzer, Mosaic Eyeshadow, Silky Eyeshadow, Mascara and more!

This is a pretty stocked tote of goodies!

If you HAVE to have it right now the Muse says use code GIVEVS and get $15 off your total which brings the Ultimate Sexy Set down to $85 or you can wait for the Semi-Annual sale like the Muse and maybe nab it for far, far less!

Happy Shopping!

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Bare Escentuals Classic Rock and Pure Platinum Sets

You may recall that the Muse’s wish list was updated with the Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection!

Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection
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Now she happened to wander onto Nordstrom’s site a few weeks back and came across the Pure Platinum collection! Oh my! Diamonds, Diamonds, and more Diamonds!

Bare Escentuals Pure Platinum Collection A Nordstrom Exclusive
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I was having quite a difficult time deciding between the two sets as they looked identical to each other but I’m happy to report (Thanks to the Muse’s friend and reader, Betsy) the two sets are very different!

Betsy’s been so kind as to share images from both her collections and we can see the difference between the two!

These images are taken by Betsy’s and you can see the gossamer powder that comes with these are vastly different! On the left hand side the Classic Rock gossamer powder comes in a white shimmering powder and on the right hand side you can see the Precious Platinum gossamer powder is a silver shimmering powder! Above the powders you can see the beautifully luminous lashes overcoat and mascara. This is a dual ended mascara that has black mascara on one side and the other side has the overcoat. You can see in the photos that the overcoat is completely different as well! One is white and one is silver!

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Below are images of the shadows, glimmers, and blushes included in the kit! As you can see these are completely different colors as well!

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The good news is that the sets are utterly different and gorgeous! I had originally wanted the Classic Rock Collection and when I seen the Pure Platinum that was on my list but I was somewhat confused if it was the same collection! I’m now utterly adding the Pure Platinum Collection to my wish list!

Thanks so much to Betsy for clearing this up, sharing her photos, and making the Muse’s wallet scream in pain!

If you’ll looking for a perfect Holiday set to make you glamorous and gorgeous these two would be it! Each Kit is $59 and has an array of delicious goodies to keep you happy all season long! Betsy also informs the Muse that the brushes have pretty little rhinestones/diamonds embedded in the handles!

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MAC Holiday

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MAC Holiday is live and up on the website! It’s not yet available for purchase just yet but you can start viewing what’s up, prices, and of course start making your wish list!

Tomorrow it’ll be on sale at counters and I’d say either later today or tomorrow it’ll be ready for purchase on the website!

Wahoo!

Keep in mind that tomorrow’s releases do not include Finery (the lip bag sets) or Curiousitease (mini pigments, glosses, etc…). Curiousitease and Finery will be available for purchase via the website but not at your counter until November 15th and the 21st! However, you may be luck because as I recall my counter had gotten in some of the dress sets from Formal Black’s release sort of early!

What I’m wanting (depending how they look in person) are the eye palettes for sure, coral lip bag, and tan lip bag.

I know my list is small but of course when I’m faced with all of it I might very well change my mind!

The lip palettes I may nab one…probably a Viva Glam palette.

Aside from that the rest I can safely skip! All the vials of pigment are tempting but I have the full sizes and don’t need any of these, the liners I have as well, and the glosses I’ll have to see maybe one will tempt me!

As tempting as it all is I do find some of it disappointing. The fact that the eye palettes look identical to last year’s colors has me worried but you can never really go by the MAC website for color swatches so I’d rather get to my counter and view it for myself.

If you happened to miss last year’s Formal Black release and some other color stories this is a good time to get what you may have missed out on!

Some items that are popping up in these kits were LE from past collections and wonderful if you haven’t yet gotten your hands on them!

I see Helium pigment, Softwash Grey pigment, etc….

Now is also a good time to grab the softsparkle eyeliner pencils! The first time I got these was with the Sweetie Cake collection and I loved them! Now is a good time to get A mini lot of them for $29.50! Can’t go wrong there!

Overall it’s a beautiful collection and if you’re new to MAC this is such a great place to start! If you’re an older collector it can be a bit of a disappointment as many items are repromoted from past collections and colors are similar.

The Muse will keep you posted when she gets her goodies on Thursday!

What are you getting?

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