September 2, 2011

Open Thread Volume 5: The Long, Looming Weekend Ahead

Open Thread is a time we can all gather together and discuss our week, our life, our new favorite makeup, a current purchase…anything! That’s why it’s open thread, it’s the option to discuss makeup or anything else on your mind! It’s a time I can talk to you and you can talk to me and hopefully you’ll talk to each other too!

It’s Open Thread Day!

That means we can kick back, share a cuppa, and chat it up.

We got a long weekend ahead of us thanks to Labor Day. I’m going away, how about you? Any special plans? BBQ? Shopping?

Can you believe we are already in September? This is crazy! I’m full on Fall mode and I’m ready to start celebrating Halloween even though it’s two months away…!

I’m also pretty excited about the release of Beautiful Chaos the next installment in the Beautiful Creatures series. Have you read any of the prior books? Def add them to your TBRP (to be read pile).

We have Fall shows to look forward to as well like the return of Chuck, Supernatural (I def need to stop reading fan fiction, the bro-love stories make me laugh a little too hard), and Walking Dead plus some newer shows I wanna catch like American Horror Story.

I guess that’s it from me for now!

Chat it up ladies….doesn’t have to be about books or telly…say anything!

Talk to you in the comment box soonish!


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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  • Colleen

    Hi Muse:) I have a 4 day weekend & it’s going to be an end of summer mini-celebration with a final trip to the ice cream stand, a lobster dinner & a trip to the lawn chair w/ a diet coke & a stack of magazines. Hope you & all your readers have a safe & happy holiday!

    • the Muse

      that sounds awesome to me colleen enjoy it ;-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have a great 4 day ;-D I’m quite chuffed to have a nice four day holiday ahead too yay! ;D

  • Genevieve

    I have a 2 weeks vacation starting today! Some great activities (the zoo, the market, movies, mini-golf) and some not too fantastic (painting, preparing the house for the winter: see you next summer pool (sniff sniff). Then is gonna buy Supernatural season 6, and waiting impatiently for the premiere.

    • the Muse

      hey genevieve LUCKY GIRL! ;-D wish I had two weeks ;-D have a blast!!!!!!!!!!!! aw I totally understand. I’ll be closing up my pool next week too :-/ It’s getting cooler now! OMG you didn’t see 6 yet!? GO NOW watch!

      • Genevieve

        No, no believe me i’v watched season6 till that CASStastic finale….but i plan or rewatched it on DVD! Did you see the new teaser for season 7? I dont know if a should cry or smile!!??
        Oh! and i will a blast thank you 🙂

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I am heading to the Grand Floridian for the weekend for our annual Labor Day family + friends reunion. It;s pretty much our vacation for the year so we make a big deal of it. We live about 1 hour away from Orlando and Disney so we are frequenters of the park and its amenities. Whoo hoo!!!!

    • the Muse

      YAYYYYYYY I wish I was coming kiwi! I was so jealous when you told me about it in our last email chat! Boo I wanna come ;-D I’ll be going to California in October for a few days and def will do disney/universal ;-D!

      • kiwikiwidragon

        It’s such a blast! I will drink to you poolside tomorrow! Rum punch here we come !!!!

        • the Muse

          ha thanks kiwi and think of me when you’re plunging down on the Tower of Terror! ;-D!

    • the Muse

      damn eve wish I was coming! which one!? I’m a little conn’ed out ;-D but will be doing Gallifrey 1, can’t miss it!

  • tiny

    I’m super excited! My birthday is this month, I’m stalking tons of stuff from the 2 mac collections that are coming out on the 15th and the 22nd *which is my birfday!* I get to drive down to my hometown and see my bfffffff who just moved back, I haven’t seen her in 10 years! August kinda sucked.. hard.. So I have high hopes for this month!!! 😀 😀 😀

    • the Muse

      yay tiny happy early bday! I’m so happy you get to see your mate ;-D Enjoy and have fun hauling!!!!

  • Sara

    Blugh. Got mah girl time (tmi?) so this weekend will be torn between feeling “yucky” and being social (plans were made). On the upside….uhh….it’s the weekend?

    Seriously, what’s up with American Horror Story? I keep seeing the promo clips and going “What? What’s all this then? What’s going on??” If I can remember to look for it I’ll catch it too.

  • Littlecreek

    This has turned out to be an interesting week. My temp job just might turn out to be a permanent position. More news next week.

    Other then that I’ll be with the DH celebrating his fathers and my b-days ( they were the 24th and 25th and I turned 30 !yay decade!) with his family. Should be good times.

  • Cj

    Hey Muse, I am definitely going to stay in and rest this weekend. I was in the hospital literally all day yesterday for my cough, apparently I have bronchitis again yaay… Fml lol. And to top that because I was @ the hospital I missed my hair appointment 🙁 grrr lol

    I’m a big fanfiction reader too lol. Half the time I’m on my phone I’ll be on 😛

    • the Muse

      aw cj you ok now!? 🙁 POOR thing! Stay out of the wet weather, I’m sure you prob have rain! ha…worried about your hair when you’re sick ;-D! *hugs* get well soon! LOL I LOVE that site!!!!!!!!

      • Cj

        I’m feeling a bit better, they gave me some strong antibiotics and an inhaler which seems to be helping. Lol yeah my poor hair :(! I had a picture picked out for the cut and everything lol. How was your long weekend??

        • the Muse

          aw glad to hear cj thank god! did you finally get your hair done? ;-D lol can you believe it’s another weekend and I am just now reply *head desk* it was good though, thanks for asking, went to Boston for the long weekend and enjoyed the city! 😀

          • Cj

            Lol it’s alright! 😛 I got my stylist to squeeze me in Tuesday, can’t wait lol, it’s gonna be totally different and way shorter 😀

          • the Muse

            pics please ;-D! I really need to cut my hair…wish I can go short…it’s just SO incredibly wavy and long..UGH! need it off but too scared to do it ;-D!

          • Cj

            Good! Really good lol. I tried a new color too which I’m really liking, it’s more gold-ish than platinum.

          • the Muse

            sounds wicked! ;-D I seriously need to cut my hair……I need to go super short, it’s too damn long!

  • Elizabeth

    (Longtime lurker finally coming out of the dark!)
    I’ve finally conquered my first week of college and I’m ready to sleep. XD I’m so stoked for the new season of Supernatural there are no words.

    • the Muse

      *waves* hi elizabeth nice to see you coming out ;-D! sounds GOOD to me! ;-D hope you got some R&R in! Me tooooooooooooo! can’t wait!

  • alex

    I’m excited about that allie spf 50 you mentioned the other day as well as another upcoming release fr tarte on qvc those sets. I got the glow your way to gorgeous. I heard another one is coming out september.

    • the Muse

      alex yup! there will be ;-D aw hope you grabbed up the allie, GREAT stuff girl ;D

  • kharanya

    Not gonna be up to much, my husband has to work this weekend, so it’s just me and el doggie. I’ll probably end up cleaning the house and going through my closet. I bought some clothes last weekend and I usually scan my older clothes for things I don’t/can’t wear anymore to give away every so often. Hope you have a lovely weekend out! Gonna miss your posts though.

  • Sara

    I still don’t know what’s going on! Only now all the clips are pressed in to one video. *lol* Are they a wacky family like the Addam’s family? Is their house haunted? Will there be a “Clue” situation and we’re going to need to identify who did what with the candlestick in the study? And also, is there a dinosaur in it for me if I watch? Where has Dermot Mulroney been? And what’s the situation with those kids? Did they eat too much glue? Does anybody else think that one blonde chick looks a little “Anna Paquin-y”? :p

    Totally took an aleeve and just might call you in the morning! 😉 Still haven’t seen Harry Potter yet and I’m running out of theaters that show it, so we may go tomorrow. Should be nice and empty. Or else full of teenyboppers trying to get their grab on.

    • the Muse

      LOL sara…! ;D I believe the move into a haunted house but outside of that it’s a MYSTERY ;-D Hope you got a chance to see it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jen

    I got my tonsils extracted last thursday, so no BBQs for me D:
    My weekend is probably going to be filled with the same thing as the last seven days: laying on the couch with ice packs around my neck watching every episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Haha 😀

  • Liz

    Oh, I love to read fanfiction too!!! Especially, Inuyasha or Gundam Wing series. <3<3

  • Marina

    Wooo! Labor Day! However, I still have classes Monday! Not fair.
    I’m currently reading some Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice), but I have a stack of sci-fi/fantasy novels waiting for me.
    I started watching Torchwood a couple days ago. It’s kind of what is getting me through each day of college–something to look forward to! I’m only on episode four, though.
    And today I started watching classic Who. I like it a lot so far! It’ll take me a while to watch everything (obviously! SO MUCH!), but an episode here and there will help.
    Super pumped about Night Terrors tonight! Wooo!
    Have a good weekend, Muse!

    • the Muse

      aw sorry marina that stinks! awesome…can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve re and re-read all of Austen’s works ;-D yay happy to hear you’re discovering vintage who! enjoy! ;-D Thanks hun, little late replying but appreciate the wishes for a good one!

  • Maria

    Muse!! I did a mini haul this weekend! ^_^ Remember when I mentioned being in love with this burgundy Maybeline baked blush? Well I got it!!! Squeeee! I have to say, it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s like the perfect wine/burgundy fall blush for me. True, it might be a little intense on porcelain skinned beauties such as yourself (although I think with a light hand, you can totally use it), but on my NC40 skin, it’s kind of perfect! LOOOOOVE! Also I got the Physicians Formula shimmer strips custom enhancing eyeliner trio in green. I don’t have green eyes, but I wanted the pretty green and purple so I got that one. Hehehehe! They’re nicer than I would expect for drugstore eyeliners. Pretty soft and smooth (not like UD 24/7, but not bad at all) and they last like forever! I tested them on my hand and then washed it a bunch of times and the eyeliners where still there. ^_^ I have to say, I got it for the purple and green, but the black was the surprise hit of the set. It’s a really pretty shimmery/sparkly black and it’s the softest one out of the three eyeliners.
    Anyways, just wanted to let you know. Needed to share with someone who actually understands getting excited over makeup. LOL Night girl!!!

    • the Muse

      yay maria ;-D Nice!!!!!!!!! I’m happy to hear how gorg it came out ;-D! super! ah hells don’t worry about it, I hate those “best for green eyes best for brown eyes” recommendations ;-D buy whatever looks good hehe! Enjoy your goodies hun! SWEET haulin’!!!!!!!!!! ;-D