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Feb 19, 2009

Musings of the Day: Purchasing Power!

Ok people. Come on! Help your economy out here! Buy more makeup!

Jump ahead to find out what my next cosmetic purchase will be!

If I can find the bloody thing my next purchase will be Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer!

But hello impossible to find! I've seen it in CVS but sadly ever single color was sold out! Grrrr! And I'm so not asking one of the brain dead employees if they have any more in stock because it might turn into an Easter Egg Hunt. Turns out you don't actually need a brain to work at CVS...go figure (no offense to the people with brains who work at CVS. No CVS employees were harmed in the making of this post).

Anyway, I seriously NEED this concealer! I know I'll be disappointed but I still wants it!

Click to find out more about Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer.

How about you?

What's your next makeup purchase?

Spill it!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want the eco tools mineral brush set real bad! Also I plan to get the new Pacifica Solid Perfumes at Sephora! They look yummy! Also, they are SO reccession proof! Look at the teeny weeny price tag!

February 19, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

I want MAC226! and MAC239! :( :( :( Lemmings!

February 19, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

i want to buy... more mineral blushers! and maquillage design cheek, and Spring palettes and um... that's for this month. LOL!

i hope my paycheck comes in soon... :D

February 19, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and I'm deciding to jump in lol. I really want the nars casino bronzer because I'm on a nars/make up forever kick now. and I want the smashbox face and body brush to go with it. aaaand I want a make up forever gloss. Forgot what it's called but it's a squeeze tube purple gloss. I'm a sucker for purple.

February 19, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger KimmyDarling said...

My next purchase isn't all that exciting, but I'm going to get the Nivea Kiss of Shine in pink. (I already have the natural one, and love it!) I don't usually do pinks, but I'm gonna give it a try. =)

February 19, 2009 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Kerri said...

I have definitely been helping out the economy.
In the last two days, I have purchased 13 pigment samples (I've never tried them before and I'm apprehensive about buying full jars when I already own so much makeup) and I caved to Hello Kitty, despite all my posturing about abstaining. The packaging was just too cheerful to avoid. I ordered the Too Dolly quad, Big Bow lipstick, TLC in Pink Fish and the same pink polish as you (also thinking about summer already!). Also three paint pots to join my lonely Moss Scape - Delft, Artifact and Indianwood. AND i'm contemplating getting some of those cream UD shadows you reviewed recently... eeek! I'm excited though! :D

February 19, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous xisa said...

I am lemming for some Jill Stuart stuff but I think I will splurge my money on Majolica Majorca's stuff instead XD So yeah, I will attack the MM counter this weekend >D

February 19, 2009 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came upon your page today and I would like to say I am addicted! i will def come back again to check out your FOTD and recommendations on other brands of makeup. By the way you are totally hilarious! You should def. be getting some shares in stock for all the free publicity you give. Thanks again cant wait to see the next posting.

February 20, 2009 at 12:34 AM  
Anonymous bluematilda said...

well, muse, i can only blame you for my most recent purchase...the bobbi brown exclusive runway kit AND the platinum shimmer block!!! i couldn't resist...i found a free shipping coupon for neimans (welcnm for over $100)'s because of your wonderful (and tempting) pictures!

February 20, 2009 at 12:57 AM  
Anonymous bluematilda said...

p.s. must not buy anything until kitty kouture...must not buy anything until kitty kouture....:)

February 20, 2009 at 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Ebontien said...

Guerlain's Paradis Exotique collection for the eyeshadow quad and all three lipglosses.

Dior's new DiorSkin Nude powder and foundations (I've been shopping around for new base make-up). I also want to get the eyeshadow duo in Watery Look and possibly another Dior Addict lipstick since I don't have one of those but have heard good things.

Estee Lauder's Orchid collection for the powder and eyeshadow quad.

Benefit's Coralista

and possibly Too Faced's Flatbuki brush. I'm still debating on this.

After this, I promise to be good. Until summer anyway.

February 20, 2009 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

My next purchase will be a MAC palette (I need to depot bad). But thats not really I will proabably get the Benefit Bad Gal Liner (you make me wantz it so bad) and NARS Copacabana Multiple (I will probably hate it cuz its a cream product, but I wantz it anyway).

February 20, 2009 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

I'm really wanting to try Biotherm Long Wear Detox but the lightest shade is proving impossible to find!

February 20, 2009 at 2:45 AM  
Anonymous Eka said...

An eye shadow palette from a Japanese cosmetic brand. I can't decide what to get. Still have to do more reaserch.

February 20, 2009 at 4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I.m thinking about mac studiosculpt foundation. What are your thoughts on it?

February 20, 2009 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Vichaya said...

Don't want to say this, but I finally broke down. All the swatches that went online're killing me. We will have Mac Hello Kitty released next week and I already place a reservation for the whole collection! T_T

February 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

Oh those solids look fabs! I agree it's a bargain and a half :) and eco tools is another fab budget find :)

thanks for sharing!

February 20, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nikki!

Those are both fab brushes ;) I hear your lemmings hun hehe!

February 20, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey plue!

Nice lemmings :) Wishes for a speedy return on your paycheck arriving soon!

February 20, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi shontay01!

Thanks for jumping in today :-D Oh lord I hear your NARS love :) I'm a big fan myself!

I see those new MUFE glosses and they look GORGGGGGGG!


Thanks for the comment hun and sharing your next purchases!

February 20, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kimmy!

yay good one :-D

February 20, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kerri!

good :-D America and the Muse thanks you LOL

damn girl nice hauling :D! Can I come over and play with your stash of goodies?!

February 20, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi xisa!

Lucky girl! I want to be able to attack the MM counter :D

February 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D You're lovely! your comment totally made my day :) Aw shucks can you put in a good word with the cosmetic companies for me? LOL

Thanks for the awesome comment anonymous :) looking forward to getting to know you!


February 20, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there bluematilda!

LMAO you lucky girl! I haven't indulged yet :) they look AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZING :) I'm dead jealous you scored!

February 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi again matilda...when is the official date on KK anyway!?

February 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Ebontien!

w00t nice one hun :) the guerlain is awesome love love love that palette!

I want the try the nude powder myself it looks nice!

LOL sounds like some serious hauling :) enjoy!!!!! I'm trying to be good till Summer too as my Spring budget is nearly depleted!

February 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Ebontien!

Good call on the Guerlain :) it's an AWESOME collection!

I'm dying to try out the dior nude skin myself :)

Sounds like a damn nice haul of items hun :) I'm about to start being good till Summer too as my spring budget is nearly depleted :)

February 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jackie!

I really wish I can depot...I just can't bring myself to do it for some reason :P

I want the Benefit Bad Gal Liner too :-D The multiple looks lovely!

Happy Hauling :D

February 20, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Kirsty!

Evil bay?! :)

February 20, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there eka!

;) YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY AWESOME!!!!!! :-) the Muse likey Japanese brands hehe!

February 20, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Emma!

good stuff :) I'll review shortly!

February 20, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Vichaya

DAMN YOU! LOL :) Oh well I admit the colors do call to me just not the packaging hehehehe!

Enjoy hun!!!!!! that's some serious hauling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 20, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger kirsty said...

Crazy timing that I'd check if you'd replied just as you wrote it!

It's like bloody gold dust here in the UK! I saw it advertised on the Boots website, but their returns policy sucks (I need to be able to test everything since I'm impossibly pale) and didn't have a counter locally, so I hopped onto the Biotherm site only to be told that it's an in store exclusive!

Fast forwards a few months and my Boots gets a Biotherm counter! I get all excited and the lady tells me that they have it in every shade but 515, and that she'll order it in for me. Then she called me and said that they weren't selling it and that head office suggested I tried the website! I'm clearly now just running in circles.

Searched high and low for it on the internet with no luck, Boots website has since sold out (and has been for the last 2 weeks)... I should just give up but it makes me want it so much more! Ahaha.

LOL, essay!

February 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Anitacska said...

Not sure at the moment, because it depends on what I will find on Ebay next. ;) Also I have just splurged on Tuesday, went into London (Selfridges and Harvey Nichols among other shops) and bought 3 items from RMK (the pink spring palette, pink and purple e/s duo and pink l/s), a single e/s from Guerlain (the brown shade), 2 illuminating powders and a lipgloss from New Id Cosmetics and the blue mineral palette from Sue Devitt (same as the purple Kilimanjaro one) - that's £200 already. ;)

February 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to purchase two more MAC 109 brushes and my staple Clarins Primer, and that's going to be it for a while, unfortunately. My last major purchase was (amongst others) the MUFE Full Cover Concealers (love them, btw) and since then I've been branching out into mineral makeup, but with little luck. Eventually, I'd love to purchase Kanebo Sensai's liquid foundation, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. For now I'm making do with my Sally Hansen Naturals foundation.

I've actually been buying a great deal of makeup since this recession (no, lets just call it a depression) began, as well as before it, but I find that as the recession/depression wears on, I'm purchasing more drugstore/mineral/independent retailer cosmetics.

February 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

My next haul will probably be drugstore (darned budget anyway.) I want to try the Almay Pure Blends powder & foundation, and the Organic Wear sculpting powder thing, it looks so pretty. That shouldn't put too much of a dent in my budget, lol. Oh, and Sally Hansen by Carmindy cream blush!

February 20, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi kirsty!

hehe :) Iz behind your shoulder watching you type :-D lol!

no kidding really!? to me.

is it available in the US!? If so I'll snag it for you!

LOL Believe me I KNOW I know how you feel :-D

February 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anitacska!

Ooo jealous of your RMK haul! I haven't hauled RMK in ages and ages!

damn girl happy hauling there :) can I come over and play?!

February 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mandy! My gorgeous little pandy :-D

I really need to try those concealers...if you lurve 'em so will I. I never have luck with minerals..itchy as all hells...although fairly good experience with prescriptives all minerals :)

I'm trying to get more budget friendly but everything sucks so hard :( I have little success with budget purchases :(

February 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi claire!

I seen those and was give us the good word after you tested/tried :)

tell me about it :( sucks we have to be very careful about our purchases at the moment!

February 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Tohnia said...

Benefit Hello Flawless! will be my big purchase (student on a student budget >.<). I'm still waiting for it to launch here in Canada!

Otherwise, i'm looking for a good skin bleach to help with hyper pigmentation left over from acne. Any recommendations?

February 20, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous bluematilda said...

it's my understanding that mac's kitty kouture comes out in the stores on (it seems always on a thursday) march 5th, but online the previous tuesday (the 3rd) hard to be patient..must have dazzleglass!!

February 20, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a sad sign of my beauty addiction, but I'm more worried about Sephora than I am about myself. Hopefully Sephora makes it out of the economic downturn and we have many happy years together.

Yes, they're the best I've tried so far. A bit drying, but not so bad as my Kat Von D concealer. Speaking of which: has yours reached you yet? What do you make of it, so far?

February 20, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Hey Muse!

It looks like it is, but looking at the US site it isn't easy to find! Browsing by category doesn't work, but going to 'MAKE UP' there's a link to it there. Crazy Biotherm!

That would be fantastic if you could, I'd be more than willing to send you some UK goodies in return!

February 20, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Aretha said...

hi muse!

i have nars taj mahal blush, nars duo eyeshadow habanera, nars lipgloss in dolce vita and mac mineralize skinfinish blonde in mind! =)


February 20, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Kaoru said...

I'm thinking of trying the new Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara, but I have so many mascaras to try right now (stupid trip to Japan Town...), so maybe not that. Besides that, an Urban Decay palette for traveling, maybe. Really trying to cut down my purchases.

February 20, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous novemberbaby said...

I'm thinking of getting an eyeshadow palette from Kate. I don't know which one to buy yet. Maybe I'll look at another brand later, haha. Who knows.

February 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger TrippleJN said...

OK, if this is a dupe, sorry...last post got eaten in outer space or something.

My husband works for Walgreens and he'd be happy to show you this item if you came into his store! I was just feeling up the two lighter shades the other day and look forward to hearing what you have to say about it. When you find the perfect CVS employee, that is.
Have faith, there must be one!

Personally, I think I might need to try some Lipstick Queen. I don't think she's in Wisconsin though, so what shade to choose? I even had a dream about them last night...

And I'd love some luscious blush. I've been pulling off my Jane Blushing Petal pretty well, but I want something ooh la la.


February 21, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I've been buying a lot of cosmetics recently... I think I helps a lot in the economy... *grin* My list is way too long to be publish here. Yesterday, I accidentally drop my MAVALA mascara, only used twice & now it broke into 2 pieces! All I can say is my clumsy hands n poor quality container...I've lost count how many times I'd frop my Majolica Majorca mascara but still intact. Aside than stupid container, MAVALA mascara is decent n I love the brush. I might be repurchasing a new 1 for the brush.

February 23, 2009 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Tohnia!

I hear ya! Remember the student budget well myself :)
I can't wait to hear whatcha think opf it :) Eeep I know how you feel with pigmentation probs...have you tried philosophy pigment of my imagination!?

February 23, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi matilda!

aha cool! thanks for the heads up babe! I want the powder I think but must see it first :-D

February 23, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mandy!

don't worry we'll prop up sephora in bad times hun :)

it has but haven't opened the box :P been busy with work damn :) but trying soon!

eager to try!

February 23, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Kirsty!

my pleasure email me :) I noticed it's available on site w0000t!

February 23, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Aretha!

taj mahal is awesome good choice hun! and dolce vita ;)

and blonde msf...and and..hehe :) good lemmings!

February 23, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Kaoru!

I wanted to try it myself...debating on it :) I'm doing my best to compress my purchasing at the moment too as I am already done with my Spring budget aside from a few pennies :P

February 23, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi novemberbaby

AWESOME :) the new ones I'll be reviewing soon so maybe it'll help you decide :)

February 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Jenny!

Looks like it's the 1st babe :)

awww well thanks hun! I appreciate that :-D

hehe damn cvs employees :)

Actually you can purchase Lipstick Queen online but the swatches are crummy :P also QVC :)

ooo get some nars it's lovely :-D

February 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Syn@3sTh3sI!

yay lol good for supporting your economy :) aww sorry to hear about your mascara hun that stinks :(

If it's cheap might as well indulge in a new one :)

Thanks for sharing hun!

February 23, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Hi Muse! Okay, so I have a few things I am planning to purchase. I'm out of my Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL primer, so I'm planning to get that. And the MAC 239 brush since I don't own it, yet! And the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish from the Sugar Sweet collection when it comes out...and the Essence of Beauty blender brush that you recommended. And Laneige Strawberry Yogurt Peeling Gel! And I've been really wanting to try the Diorshow Iconic mascara, so I might have to pick up the limited edited set from Sephora. Whew that's a lot when I write it out :)

February 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nancy!

damn nice list hun!!!!!!!!! :) the strawberry yogurt peeling gel is awesome hun good one :)
and I can barely breath awaiting sugar sweet :) it looks amazingggggggggggggggggggggg :)


Loving your list!

go on girl, help your economy out!


February 24, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

Hi Muse! I have definitely been boosting the economy by buying more makeup just in the month or so since I discovered your site! :)

March 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi bonnie!

hehe we are both doing our part! I pimp it, you buy it, and than I end up buying it too as I can't resist some of my own posts LOL ;-D

March 31, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

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