February 4, 2010

Beauty Babble: Money for Nothing!

Hey Chicklets!

Here’s a little beauty babbling for your long work day ahead. How’s it work?

Beauty Babble section is basically be a scenario of “possibilities” with questions and answers about what you’d do in situations where cosmetics would be needed!

For example.

Your house on fyressssss! Oh my god! What beauty item would you grab while running out the door! (might as well add this one into our Beauty Babble this week)

Fun right?

Jump ahead to see this week’s Beauty Babble!

You’re window shopping at Neiman Marcus. Strolling around but not buying because your credit card is maxed out and you have exactly $5 bucks in your wallet. Obviously, you can’t buy anything with this chump change. As you pass through the shoe department you notice some green back on the floor. Thinking it’s your lucky day to find a dollar bill on the floor you lean over and scoop it up!



It’s $100 bucks!

Shucking morality aside and avoiding the high road of standing on the nearest shoe box and shouting, “Did anyone lose a $100 dollar bill?” you quickly stash it in your pocket and make a mad dash for the cosmetic department.

What do you buy?

The Muse is scooping up that Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Lip & Eye Palette for $60 bucks. With the change I’ll snatch up one or two more of the Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Lip Glosses than I’ll haul butt out of their before someone realizes they lost $100 bucks among the Manolos.

Your next door neighbor is a sweet old lady and you do everything you can to help her out. Go to the grocery to pick up cat food and milk for her on a snowy day, help her cross the street on a busy traffic day, and wish her a happy good morning each and every day. During the weekend she knocks on your door and hands you a card thanking you for being so lovely to her year round. Thinking how sweet it is she thought to give you a card you tear it open and out flies $150 in cash!

What makeup do you buy with your unexpected gift of cash?

The Muse would hit up Sephora and snag that new Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette Memento Mori and proceed to hop over to MAC and use whatever cash I have left on the new MAC Spring Colour Forecast Collection.

Put yourself in the following scenarios and beauty babble them in the comment box!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sarah

    Scenerio One: I’d buy a spare Diorshow mascara, Urban Decay’s Alice In Wonderland BOS, and a new Bobbi Brown shimmer brick 🙂

  • K

    Ooooh, “beauty babble” is such a great add on to your posts! I like this.

    But on to my answers: scenario 1: I’ll nab me a Kat Von D memento mori palette as well….I think this palette is really gorgeous! and the name….it sounds enchanting and mysterious at the same time. I’ve never actually heard of this phrase before and so I googled it up and now I know 😉 …I’ll also get the rest of engraved Rouge G lippie from Guerlain that I wasn’t able to nab..Been wanting the “Gorgeous” Gisele #08…le sigh

    Scenario 2: Yay, more budget! Hmmm….let’s see…I guess I’ll buy NARS Purple Rain nail polish…and the rest I’ll haul from Illamasqua…I’ve never tried any of their products yet but I’ve been hearing so many raves everywhere.

    Yay, Happy Thursday, Muse! One day closer to Friday 😛

    • the Muse

      thanks k! glad you likey!

      Nice I want the KVD palette very muchy 😀 god I love the Guerlain Rougue G lippies so lovely!!!!!

      Everyone is really hyped about Prple Rain lately. 😀 I’m not big on Illamasqua but nice hauling miss K!!!!!

      Happy Thursday dear would you believe I woke up believing today was friday OOPS!


  • Lisa Kate

    Scenario #1: Well, I’d totally spend on UDPP in Eden, a new Too Faced Brightening Blush (the pink one, I have the peach one and I love it!), a Nars blush and I’d spend the change on a Mudslide from Applebees (they are soooo good!!!)

    Scenario #2: I’d get that lash growing stuff! I can’t remember the name!!

    • the Muse

      hey lisa really wanting that new pink bush myself 😀 lol! a mudslide you’re too cute 😀

  • Ceriene

    #1: I’d grab the Bobbi’s Nectar Shimmer Brick ($38), and three matte neutral eyeshadows ($20 each) from Bobbi as well. What can I say, I’d be a BB junkie, if I had all this virtual cash. ;D

    #2: I’d head on over to MAC’s to grab that purple palette ($36) from the spring forecast collection! I’d pick a couple eye and face brushes too, since I have very few. And then I’d have to hop over to Shu Uemura to snag a couple of their glow-on blushes (in Peach and Amber). I’ve seen too many lovely starlets and models wearing them and looking gor-juss to pass those up!

    If it’s not too apparent already, I’ve been compiling my wishlist for a long while. u_u;

    • the Muse

      ha ceriene that a girl! 😀 I think you’re going over budget girl!!!!!! LOL! but go on and spend your virtual money for nothing LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      You’re too cute!

  • Marcy

    I’ll get the Nectar shimmer brick and run out with the rest of the $ to save to buy stuff online at Adambeauty, is that cheating? If it is I’ll probably get some of the pot rouges and lipsticks from Cabana corals as well. Really liking this new BB range.

    As for the $150 – the new MAC blushes from the spring forecast, the whole lot (except the purple one that bruises)! And then maybe some of that Clarins Everlasting fdtn that you recommended.

    • the Muse

      omg marcy you cheater! You can’t do that! LOL! :-O Me too! Cabana Corals totally makin’ my day lately! Damn straight on those blushes really wants ’em 🙂

  • Kaoru

    1) I would get some shu uemura lipsticks (the supreme shine), so there’s $65 (stupid tax)… Hmm, then I would get their cream eyeshadow in P Brown!

    2) Hmm, I think that would call for a haul online for import stuff. Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Powder in At Goldcombe Bay. After the expedited shipping, I would have basically nothing left (maybe throwing in an eyeshadow if there was enough).

    Fun thoughts, hehe ^_^.

  • Marianne

    Scenario 1: $100 @ Neiman Marcus

    I would get Nars Purple Rain ($16). Yes a trendy item, but I quite love purples and Prince so for me it is a done deal. Then I would buy a Chantecaille lipstick ($28) in either Ylang or Oleander (can’t decide which I like better). Finally I have been searching for a deep green eyeliner. I’m begining to this this little gem is as mythical as the elusive snipe. So if anyone knows of a good deep green eyeliner please let me know.

    Scenario 2: $150 Money for Nothing
    I would run to the bank and deposit it so I could do some online shopping. BeautyTicket.com has some really good deals. I want the YSL 4 color harmony for eyes in Absinthe Green ($23.99). Then I would load up on Smashbox products as they are quite affordable there.

  • Paris B

    Scenario 1: I’d pick up the Kat von D Momento Mori palette – I really like the look of it although I’m not crazy about having cream shadow in it. And I want the Guerlain Engraved Rouge G lippies.

    Scenario 2: I’d put it towards a new bag I’m eyeing 😉

  • Mary

    Scenario 1- I would most likely buy like 2 backups of Diorshow, pick up a Lancome Juicy Tube in Miracle (hot pink), and get a NARS Lip Gloss 🙂

    Scenario 2- I would get another one of the $10 Stila Illuminating Powder duos, a new Buxom lip gloss in April, the Urban Decay Box of Potions, the Too Faced neutral eye palette, and the Kat Von D Memento Mori eyeshadow palette

  • Adora

    Scenario 1:
    Grab Urban Decay’s so called Limited Edition Lipstick Cap (seriously its been limited edition for just about FOREVER!) and Eden and Sin primer potions.

    Scenario 2: Get myself a load of bath stuff I dont need. Bubblegum Sugar Scrub from Lush, Philosohy Bubble Gum Blow Out and of course some stuff from Soap and Glory. Id also get myself the OPI Alice in Wonderland collection plus some shoes I saw that matched the shade ‘as Mad as a Hatter’ perfectly! If only this would really happen, sigh…

    • the Muse

      hey adora sorry for the delayed reply! Thanks for babbling with me 😀

      OMG YES! LOL it really has been LE for ages hasn’t it! Good choices on Eden and Sin 😀

      Lush hauling very smart 🙂 and Soap and Glory all my favs 🙂 I seen madhatter a few weeks ago and didn’t likey…..I don’t associate that color with the mad hatter for some reason 🙂

      Awww! good luck maybe you’ll find a few hundred bucks laying around somewhere hehe!