Musings of a Muse

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Jan 6, 2009

Steal It: MAC Friends and Family Discount 25% Off

Economy is hitting hard folks!

Do your part and shop!

Snag 25% Off plus Free Shipping on your $60 purchase at MAC by using promo code MACFF9

Click to shop!

If you're feeling generous you can stop back here and tell me what you hauled!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long is this going for? Also, when I used the code, it didn't offer free shipping, only the 25% off :(

January 6, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous wannabelyn said...

thanks again muse!!! would not have found out if it weren't for you.

January 6, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi rani...

sorry updated :) it's $60 to get free shipping hun and the offer is good till the 8th

January 6, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi wannabelyn :)

you're most welcome happy shopping!

January 6, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a long time reader, first time poster. I'm so excited about this I couldn't stand not posting lol!
I got Lovelorn l/s and Kitchmas, Violet, Pink Opal and Vanilla piggies!
I will now be anxiously waiting for the mail, hah.

January 6, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

well hello anonymous :-) I'm glad a sale brings you out of lurking hehehehe!

Thanks for posting your haul! Nice one hun! kitchmas is a fav of mine :)

Enjoy your goodies and thanks for sharing and reading..I appreciate ;)


January 6, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

I fully hauled! I was pretty nauseated this morning (combination of one too many prescription meds for my multiple current issues), but I still managed to order...

> 33 Lash, 20 Lash, Duo Adhesive
> Shadows in Goldmine, Deep Truth, Swimming, Satin Taupe, Satellite Dreams, Ricepaper, Sumptuous Olive, Nocturnelle, Woodwinked
> Lipglass in Lychee Luxe
> Travel Jars... because I need to cut up my UD Primer Potion soon!

I am a MAC newbie and on a Lip Gloss ban (I counted them all the other day and had over 50... not counting the non colored ones) so I splurged a fair bit on eyeshadows :) Are you planning on hauling, Muse? P.S. Wonderful layout.

January 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kayvid: Hey Muse! What's up? I got the 116 blush brush, brush cleanser and Blot powder. Have you tried blot? like it?
BTW I hate you (kidding)...I ordered the Morgen Schick kit you mentioned yesterday...hope it works well...I have a HUGE special day coming up for which I need to look flawless.

January 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

boo to MAC for Blonde, Brunette, Redhead launching online after the F&F sale! But thats ok, I still bought stuff!

January 6, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

kerri, awesome :) nice HAUL!!!!!! w00t on cutting up your primer lol!

ugh I'm sorry you're not feeling well but all that haul should have you smiling when it arrives babe!

I'm glad you indulged in some shadows I think you'll adore 'em :) so silky and pigmented :)

Yup, yup def hauling! I was planning on going to see Dame Edna but with the holidays I didn't get a sec to do it so now I can haul at a discount yeaaaaaaaaaa boy!


Thanks glad you enjoy the new theme :)


January 6, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey kavid!

What's up girl!? Brush cleaner ahhh almost forget aout that adding it to my list :) I like the blot..pretty good stuff! I use a japanese one currently but I used to use the MAC one before.

LMAO your'e awesome! So happy you ordered it..I hope its good :) I can't wait to get it and I sure hope it's great :) Cross our fingers :)

Hehe! Stop back and tell me what you think!??!?!

January 6, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jackie!

I BET it'll be live tomorrow! and you can buy it at discount :)
normally they launch a day early online!

January 6, 2009 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I'm hoping that I can buy the Blonde Brunette and Redhead during the FFsale.
My fingers are crossed, because I'll be haulin' if so!

January 6, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

dd I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed...most times mac adds the new stash of stuff up on wed! So maybe we will haul at 25% off!

January 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

*crosses her fingers with you*

Btw, any suggestions on if I should try a thicker or thinner layer of UDPP? I can't figure out what I need to do to tweak that >.<

January 6, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hmm try a thinner layer?

how much are you currently applying?!

I normally do one swipe.

January 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Ok, this may be where I'm doing it wrong. I dip the wand in and then wipe it down on the sides so it doesn't have too much product, and apply a very thin layer to my eye area, and then smooth it over with my finger. I can hardly see that I have it on. (I still have the little travel size container that came with the bamboo palette)

January 6, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

hmmm I normally dip, swipe with the wand across my eye, blend with my finger tip and wait a sec or two for it to drown down...and apply :)

is that how you do it?

January 6, 2009 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

That's how I tried it today. I just checked in the mirror and only the tiniest bit of crease in my crease.
I'm thinking previously I used too much product and caused it to crease. But today I tried for a super thin coat.

I inadvertantly did wait in between applying the UDPP and my eye shadow because I had to take my dog out RIGHT THEN (she was demanding to go) so it got to air dry and then I applied my UD Sellout.

But previously, I don't think I waited in between and I think I used a bit more product.

Normally with my Paint Pot I use the barest amount to stretch what I imagine is a sheer silken veil of color over my eye area :P (oh the things in my head when I'm playing with makeup!)

January 6, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hmmmm ok...I have buggy eyes and my lid is wide open...does the crease of your eye crinkle a bit? if so maybe that's the problem of why it creases?

I wouldn't wait that long...only a few seconds.....

tomorrow try one swipe, blend, air dry for a second or three, and proceed with shadow, also wipe a towel across your eye prior to applying the primer...just to blot oil off if there is any.

LOL you're cute!

January 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Uhm you know, I don't know. I'm thinking my eye must crinkle at the crease a bit, or uhm, crease :P

Ok I'll try not waiting as long.

I always wash my face, apply moisturizer to face and eye area, let that soak in and then apply my paint pot or UDPP.

I will try your suggestion, and thank you!

I feel like a dork, not cute, for having problems!

January 6, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Mellerson said...

I wavered during my haul.. on one hand 25% is great... on the other... I live in Singapore, and have to wait till I visit in August before I'll see any of my stuff. But since international is more expensive anyways, I still got a few things (it's closer to 40% off SG retail with the discount!) I got:
242 brush
228 brush
227 brush
Boot Black liquid eyeliner (this is my HG for tightlining)

January 7, 2009 at 1:41 AM  
Anonymous just_jill325 said...

I saw this and bought the essentials: Fix +, Pro Eye remover and the 116 brush blush (the best brush for my blush! lol). I was gonna buy the 138..but w/o having seen it for $60 I opted for the $38.50 brush blush that is very reliable!!! Thought afterwards I should have added a pair of falsies...*sigh* oh well...

January 8, 2009 at 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also a lurker, but I love your blog, it was one of the first ones I found when I first got into makeup.

Actually, I've never been super intrigued by MAC (my heart went to Dior ♥ ) but after hearing lots of people recommend the paint pots for eyeshadow bases (I tried UDPP but after 10ish hours it creases... how long is it supposed to last?) so I got Painterly and Soft Ochre, and the smokey eye holiday set as it looked beautiful when I saw it at the Bay!

January 8, 2009 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

It sounds weird but maybe it's just the way our eye crinkles up a little bit :-) how did it work yesterday?

aww you're not a dork don't be silly!

btw you aren't applying eye cream on your lid right?

January 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi mellerson!

Aw you had it shipped to a friend eh? stinks you have to wait but hey 40% is awesome as singaporean prices are quite high!

nice haul!!!!!!

Enjoy when you do get it hun!

January 8, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jill!

116 is super and love the remover myself :)

hey nice haul and you can always get falsies :) it's about the really expensive stuff right? 25% is awesome on the costly stuff :)

January 8, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I put moisturizer on my eyes and face and let it sink in. I don't put specifically eye cream.

I tried the UDPP today in the matter you suggested and it is working so far!

I did Twitter you a link of my eyes so you can see what I mean.

January 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi asiyakei!

Thank YOU for being such a long time reader :) and thanks for coming out of lurking. I love speaking to my readers!

Dior has my heart too but so does MAC :) Ooo no I love UDPP :-) sorry it creases!

Nice haul of goodies..I'm not a big pp fan but I admit that soft ochre makes a fab highlighter and primer for the eyes :)
and so glad you got the smoky palette as it's my favorite which each holiday release.

Enjoy your goodies and I hope to see more mac purchases from you in the future hehe!

January 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does TSFI work any differently? Maybe I'm just expecting it to last longer than it does on most people... I only notice it creasing when I work 12-hour night shifts!

January 8, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

tsf? I'm unsure what tsf is asiyakei? you have to help me on that one hehe!

January 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd

I didn't check my dm twits...I get confused when dms come in and regular updates..too much going on at once lol

I think I found out the prob

i used my mini this morning and the texture is different from the full size primer....this could be the problem!

you're using the mini version right?!

January 9, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm using the mini that came with the sustainable shadow box (the bamboo palette)

January 9, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

AHA! problem solved...I noticed the consistency is a bit thinner and also there is not alot in that little jar ;)

buy the full size, it should solve your probs!

January 9, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol! So that would explain why my paint pot worked better for me!


Ty so much!

January 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked up staple items that I really like...brow set, brush cleanser, MSF Natural.

The new items to me that I picked up is Spring Bean and Fix+.

Do you suggest or have anything by MAC that you consider a staple?

January 11, 2009 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

no prob dd! I noticed that the UDPP mini applied really bad and even made my shadow crease :P

January 12, 2009 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi aestheticcoo!

Brush cleanser...I forgot damn it..I really need some too :P

everything at mac is a staple for me lol

I'm honestly a collector so I'm more about snagging new collections and le's thus nothing becomes a staple..but piggies, shadows, etc...are all awesome :)

January 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

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