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A Love List About Men That Turn Off Your Alarm And Let You Mist Them With Vanilla Perfume

Good Morning friends. It’s been a very long time since we love listed together. What’s on your love list this week? Won’t you share with me? Today my love list goes out to the man who turned off the alarm on my phone this morning and made me sleep until 5:30. Sigh bad bad bad! I’m normally up every day, no matter how late I go to bed, at 4:45AM. As you know I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. Me in the morning: But I like routine, order, and discipline. So, every morning, at 4:45 AM my phone alar...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Kiki, Cody, Musings of the Day, Eau de Parfum, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Joseph Birdsong, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Cloud Intense Eau de Parfum, Vanilla Diorama, Lancome Ombre Magnetique

What Beauty Product Have You Purchased Due To Advertisement?

Have you ever purchased a beauty product strictly due to awesome advertisements? Perhaps it was a commercial or a magazine layout that influenced the purchase? I am very much guilty of this particularly when I was younger and believed every single thing that marketing was feeding me about how the product would give me flawless skin, conceal all my imperfections, do my laundry, and walk my dog. The older I get the more skeptical I become about the allure and promise of what a product can do f...
Tags: Beauty, Musings of the Day, Tiktok

Ok, So, Yeah, I May Have Done Damage at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale And It Isn’t Even Over Yet

Ok, real talk, is that Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale awesome, or am I having work stress, and retail therapy is really doing a number on me!? I’ve personally felt like the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale has been meh the last two or so years. I just haven’t been all that into the deals if I’m being honest but this year, whoa, this year I got myself into trouble. I really thought I wasn’t going to reach Diamond status. I was convinced it wasn’t going to happen but here I am…! I did it. What tippe...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Bi Facil

My Kinky Target Bullseyes Playground Item Addiction And How I Can’t Find Any Of It or An Ulta at My Target

Let’s get weird and freaky for a little bit here! I have a home decor kink! It turns me on like you would not believe! Home Goods, Home Sense, Target, yassss, please! So hot! Mmmm….! Those long strolls down the aisle of Target to pick up toilet paper just makes me so…..wink wink nudge nudge! I know all of you have a Target kink and a Home Goods one and a Home Sense one…! I see you, I know. Yup! Don’t sit there acting like you don’t know exactly what I mean when I say I have a Target fetish! I...
Tags: New York, Damn, Beauty, Don, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Rae Dunn, Mercari, Modern Farmhouse, Target Has Ulta

Here’s 3 Things I Hate About Myself And How I Make Them Better

This may sound vain but I work hard. I never take on anything unless I’m putting 500% into it and pumping the volume up to 10. Work, hobbies, life, friends, family, whatever it is I always give it my all. This is one thing I can confidently say I like about myself. But for every one thing I like about myself, there are two million other things I hate. My list of self-hate is huge. Here are 3 things I hate about myself and here’s how I make them better. 1. Big, buggy, Bambi eyes I hate ...
Tags: Beauty, Jim Morrison, Pat McGrath, Musings of the Day, Mary Janes, Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Co, Shu Uemura Lash Curler Shu

A Love List of Being Seen, Travel, Good Ice Cream, and Being Brave

Happy Fri-Yay my beautiful humans! Tell me about your week. Was it good? Productive? Did you stress it out or were things chill? Are you ready for Fall? It arrives in 11 days! Don’t try and fight me on this! You won’t win. As soon as September 1st hits the Fall decor is going LIVE and I’m getting a PSL Macchiato whether you like it or not. I see all you Summer lovers out there collectively groaning in misery. Let’s love list it today! Remember, in life, you should always validate your...
Tags: Beauty, Muse, West Coast, Psl, Don, Twitter Facebook, Musings of the Day, Ashley Judd, Instagram comments, Khloe Kardashian Malika Haqq, COVID, White Powder BlunderLipstick Queen Jean Queen The

Krispy Kreme Prices Are Going Up And You’re Makeup and Beauty Purchases Are Probably Next

As we continue to venture and navigate our new world we are learning many different things about each other, about society, about working from home, about interacting with each other at a distant, and of course, we now have to learn to live with inflation. Krispy Kreme announced today they are raising prices in September because of inflation and as we already know many feminine products are already experiencing price increases. We’ll continue to see this as the pandemic rages around us. It’s ...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Krispy Kreme, Musings of the Day, Krispy Kreme Prices Are Going Up

Krispy Kreme Prices Are Going Up And Your Makeup and Beauty Purchases Are Probably Next

As we continue to venture and navigate our new world we are learning many different things about each other, about society, about working from home, about interacting with each other at a distant, and of course, we now have to learn to live with inflation. Krispy Kreme announced today they are raising prices in September because of inflation and as we already know many feminine products are already experiencing price increases. We’ll continue to see this as the pandemic rages around us. It’s ...
Tags: Beauty, Krispy Kreme, Musings of the Day, Peter Thomas Roth, BooNilla Lip Lipgloss

A Tale of Writer’s Block

Sometimes ideas float around in my head and I have to write them down before they disappear just as quickly as they come to me. Other times there’s nothing. A void that if you should yell into it you’ll hear an echo return. With the delay in Fall and Holiday Collections a case of writer’s block, I fear I haven’t been putting my best into Musings of a Muse lately and I’m really sorry about that. Lately, I feel a little overwhelmed. I’m so behind on approving comments and replying to them, so...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Muse, Dena, Don, Bobbi Brown, Musings of the Day, Christine Temptalia

There’s A New Girl Scouts Cookie And We Need to Discuss It

You know what? We need to chat this new Girl Scouts Cookie coming out called Adventurefuls which is a brownie inspired cookie! Hold up, wait a minute, stop the press! A French Toast Cookie? Sign me up! But wait, why are we discussing Girl Scouts Cookies now? Aren’t they a Spring thing? Probably because they wanna drum up the excitement early! And by the way, between you and I, this one time, I did eat an entire sleeve of frozen Thin Mints after a bad day at work. Tell NO ONE! NO ONE! I...
Tags: Walmart, Beauty, Oompa Loompa, Musings of the Day, TrySleek Makeup Blush

Beauty Things I Brought But Didn’t Need

Hello friends! It’s been a long Summer hasn’t it? I blame it on the fact that we haven’t been force fed Fall early in June and we aren’t already on to the Holidays. These slow rolling seasonal releases are really making the days and the season seem longer and I’m going to go ahead and say that I don’t hate it. The slower pace of releases really makes the days and the months seem so much longer. Of course, that doesn’t mean I didn’t get into some trouble the past several weeks because after al...
Tags: Walmart, Beauty, Harley Quinn, Natasha, Terra, Ari, Kiko, Natasha Denona, Musings of the Day, Banila Co, Nudestix, Vincent Longo, Banila Co Miss Flower Mr Honey Ampoule, Dimitrescu, Lano Bronze Gold, Smashbox Always On Cream Shadow Squad

Mondays Are Always Hard and Even Harder When Bad News Hits

Good Morning! I hope you’re well. I hope you’re safe. I hope you’re healthy. I hope you’re doing your very best today. I had my phone notifications shut off this weekend because I just couldn’t take anymore COVID updates. In doing this I created a bubble around myself to just enjoy my weekend without the stress of the news blasting in my ear. I sadly missed the fact that Haiti suffered yet another great devastation. Over 1,200 people have lost their lives and the death toll is climbing w...
Tags: US, Beauty, Haiti, Musings of the Day

What’s That One Makeup Item That Makes You Look As Bad as Rob Zombie Belting Out Living Dead Girl In Concert?

I seen Rob Zombie perform Living Dead Girl in concert several years ago and it was as bad as me wearing pastel eyeshadow. Cringe. Sorry Rob! You’re a God but that day you were anything but for me. He was so off key and it felt like he was just gurgling the lyrics. Wince. Several days ago someone used Living Dead Girl in their Instastories and I was instantly transported back to that concert. Inspiration strikes in the most interesting of places doesn’t it? That story also reminds me of wh...
Tags: Egypt, Beauty, Rob Zombie, Emily, Bambi, Margaret Keane, Musings of the Day, Rob You, Been Nice Liplicious Lipgloss

Do You Wait For A Good Ulta GWP Before Hitting Submit On Your Cart or Are You All Like, “I NEED THIS SH1T NOW!” A La Veruca Salt

What is it they say? Patience is a virtue? I was born without that virtue. New Yorkers don’t have that gene! We want it and we want it NOW! Yesterday in fact. I’ve always wondered if people let stuff sit in there Ulta basket and just let it marinade until a good little gift with purchase comes along. Anyone do that? Today they have that double cleanse set if you spend $50 and I was sitting here thinking to myself, “If you just waited on that small order you had in your cart you could have...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette Review

So, Are We Waiting for the Dirt To Pile Up Or Are We Showering Everyday?

The “No Need to Shower Movement” is on like Donkey Kong. We got all these celebs telling us we may be washing ourselves too often and it’s probably unnecessary to actually shower every single day. Their recommendation? Just wait until the dirt piles up! Yeah….but no…. “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times,” Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, revealed to Vanity Fair on Thursday, August 5. “I do also think that there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin...
Tags: Jake Gyllenhaal, Beauty, Vanity Fair, Mila Kunis, Donkey Kong, Musings of the Day, Shower Movement

If Someone Can Eat a Tarantula On Tiktok You Can Be Brave Enough To Do New Things Too

I’m a foodie! I love trying new things but ironically I’m also a picky eater. But when it comes to food I’m always brave enough to go that extra mile and eat something even if it sounds incredibly gross because like people, you don’t know what you’re going to get until you give it (them) a try. The newest trend on Tiktok is eating bugs. Yeah, bugs. You can buy packs of edible bugs on Amazon and certain retailers even sell tarantula. You know that old saying right? Do it for the ‘gram! Well, tha...
Tags: Amazon, Beauty, Cambodia, Muse, Sam, Tj Maxx, Peloton, Musings of the Day

Sephora Came In Like a Wrecking Ball and Ruined Kohl’s Beauty Department In My Humble Opinion

Sephora ruined Kohl’s beauty, fragrance, and makeup department in my humblest opinion. As you may Sephora will be located inside Kohl’s starting Fall 2021. There will be 200 Kohl’s locations as of the start of the back to school season that will have a built in Sephora store with its own entrance and over 2500 square feet of space dedicated to beauty, makeup, and fragrance. This big move is in direction competition with Target’s deal to move Ulta into their stores. I haven’t been to Kohl’s i...
Tags: Beauty, Jennifer Lopez, Sephora, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kohl, Maybelline, Ulta, Neutrogena, Musings of the Day, LORAC, Escada, Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

Just Remember This I’m Nobody But Who Are You? Are You Nobody Too?

You know, it’s 5AM at the moment and my sleep fog brain is overthinking life, the universe, and everything. I don’t really mention the blog’s anniversary but I did a post on Instagram recently just to acknowledge that I’ve been doing this way too damn long (Since 2007! What the hell am I still doing here? What are you still doing here? Aren’t you bored with me by now?). This blog started out as a joke really! On My Space in fact! My x boyfriend’s father, a kind, creative little British man...
Tags: New York Post, Instagram, Beauty, Korea, Peter, Musings of the Day, Etude House, Peter Till

My Best Friend Told Me I Can Tell You About How Her Secret Love of Old Juicy Couture (But I Would Have Told You Anyway)

My best friend ever always the voice of reason in my active, overthinking brain! She texted me this morning and said, “IZZY!” I always love when the text starts with my name in caps. It means something really mundane happened but it’s really MAJOR in our weird and wonderful world and relationship. I won’t disclose with she told me but yeah, it was really mundane but major for us haha….. Girl, if you’re reading this, I love everything about our special brand of weird and I love you for alway...
Tags: Beauty, Jem, Musings of the Day, Pink Grapefruit, Elizabeth Arden Shhh

My Online Crush Wears Armani Emporio But Remember Marc Jacobs Biscotti Splash And By the Way Does Adam Driver Smell Like Hero

Why is it we’re so curious about what other people smell like? Or is that only me? Jesus. I hope I’m not the only one…. I’m not right? You walk around wondering what other people smell like too don’t you? Oh god I’m weird! I am, aren’t I? Oh wait, it’s ok, we already knew I was weird. Phew. No but seriously, I think it’s sort of some freaky thing to wonder what people smell like but it’s also sort of human nature too….. I am a great lover of fragrance. People are very quick to assume that my pa...
Tags: Beauty, Burberry, Jesus, Fragrance, Marc Jacobs, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Bonnie Tyler, Justin, Adam, Lui, Bvlgari, Musings of the Day, Marc Jacob, Etat Libre d Orange, Rosemary Sage

Here’s What I’m Wearing For National Lipstick Day

Happy National Lipstick Day! I know it isn’t a traditional National Lipstick Day since I know many of you are still masking! I am which sadly sucks the joy out of wearing our favorite lipsticks and lipglosses but hey, I’d rather be safe than sorry. I still took advantage of some of the sales today and even though I left my house with bare lips I ended up slipping into my favorite lipstick today since my office is empty today. Summer is always a bit slower around here! Worst case I’ll have ...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Victoria, Ulta, Musings of the Day, Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Emerald Red, Zodiac Nail Color Review Swatchesthe Muse

A Love List To Finding the Strength To Unfollow People That Don’t Support You, Good Eats, and Beauty Loves

Wakey wakey my friends. It’s FriYAY! Are you ready for this? I am. As I said in my prior post, I’m so very tired of staying home all the time. I see so many people traveling and I’m NOT quite ready for that yet. We went to Rhode Island recently but we drove. Honestly, I dunno when I’m going to hop a plane but we’re planning Disney for my Birthday in the Fall (We go every year and I’m so so sad that we didn’t get the chance last year!), Paris, and possibly New Orleans as well. I just wann...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Beauty, Paris, New Orleans, Rhode Island, Don, Paula, Musings of the Day, Farmacy, Cheirosa, Pizza Pate, Chickie Nuggie Happy Meals, Baked Feta Salmon, Jr Ceramidin

Over Here Asking for a Friend But is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Too Elite?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened for early access a few days ago and this week Icons and Ambassadors both got their chance to shop early. I actually didn’t make a high tier this year and I’m sort of gobsmacked about that. I’m also pretty behind on scoring Ulta Diamond Status as well this year and Sephora Rouge. Why? I’m not sure. I tend to shop at Nordy’s a lot likewise for both Sephora and Ulta. I do find it easier to reach a higher reward status tier with Nordstrom simply because i...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Sephora, Hsn, Ulta, Nordy, Musings of the Day, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Too Elite, Ulta Diamond Status

I Dunno Who Has To Hear This But You Don’t Need to Steam Your Vagina

Watching people steaming their vaginas on Tiktok is one of life’s little nuggets of weird and unusual. I dunno who needs to hear this but you don’t need to steam your vagina nor do you need to lighten it (I remember Huda, I remember…!). Believe me your vagina is doing just fine. Don’t bother her. She’s chilling, living her best life, and she totally knows how to take care of herself. It’s so odd watching the evolution of a new platform like Tiktok because everything that’s old is new again....
Tags: Beauty, Eve Ensler, Don, Huda, Musings of the Day, Tiktok, Esteelaundry

You Know That Big Old Eyeshadow Palette You’re Trying to Get Gen Zers to Buy? They Don’t Want It!

Hey you! Tarte, Urban Decay, Too Faced….Gen Z doesn’t like you. Sorry. I hate to be the one to break the bad news but Gen Z is committing themselves to skincare and color cosmetics are getting a big old shove aside. Recently research from Kyra Media’s Gen Z State of Beauty Report has found the GenZ consumers are all about their skin care routine. Yes, the color cosmetic bubble has broken and the new generation of beauty lovers aren’t actually makeup lovers but skincare ones. During the Pandem...
Tags: Beauty, Cerave, Musings of the Day, Tiktok, Kyra Media

A Love List About Being Yourself, Eating More Pork Rinds, And Nordy’s Anni Sale

Well hello there! How’s everyone doing today? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview went live today. Excited? I see a few things I want but the sale simply isn’t what it used to be. I feel very validated when I say that because many of you agree but also, a lot of the sales reps that I regularly use constantly say the same thing. It’s just not as grand as it once was. I remember when the sale used to have really cool gift sets not to mention early Fall launches. Not to mention an entire M...
Tags: Walgreens, Beauty, Joe, Don, Nordy, Sonia Kashuk, Musings of the Day, Tiktok, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview, Anni Sale

Is Lipstick Back for You Yet In a Post-Pandemic Life?

The weather is starting to warm up, Summer is here, and there are a lot, A LOT of people outside. The traffic has returned, the restaurants are buzzing, it feels like everyone wants to be seen in New York. I believe are current numbers are 52% with complete vaccinations and 70% with at least one vaccine. I’m one of the fully vaccinated. Do I feel safer? Mmmm not really….! It’s going to take me a little time to get there. Is lipstick back for me yet? Not quite! I never really stopped w...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Musings of the Day

Are the You Look Young and You Look Sick Without Makeup Passive Aggressive Comments?

Good Morning! Wakey wakey my friends! I hope you’re having a great week. The weather cooled ever so slightly in Gotham and it’s not nearly as hot as it was last week. I hope you’re living your most comfortable life ever over there and it’s not too hot in your corner of the world. I have no makeup on today! GASP! I went out of the house without a stitch of makeup on today which is incredibly unlike me. I’ve used makeup as a mask for so long it feels weird going out without it. I mean, I hav...
Tags: Gotham, Beauty, Musings of the Day

Are You Ever Home Alone With No Where To Go and You Just Do Your Makeup?

Me: the Mandalorian is on! Also Me: I have to put makeup on! Where is my mind? Are you ever just home alone, you have no where to go, no one to see, and you’re like, I’m going put on all my makeup! I swear last year I sat in front of the TV with too much highlighter on to watch the Mandalorian. When I ran into the living room in my t-shirt and underwear and made a leap onto the sofa to snuggle next to my boyfriend to watch the latest episode he proceeded to ask, “You look pretty but where a...
Tags: Beauty, Pedro, Bobbi Brown, Musings of the Day, Pedro Pascal Pedro

I Spent Some of Last Night Reading How People Don’t Feel Good Enough and It Broke My Heart

It’s Tuesday my people! On Tuesday we eat tacos (veggies ones because we’re healthy during the week), we worry about getting through the rest of the week, we celebrate our best friends (because today is National Best Friend Day), and we listen to this Muse babble about how you’re all good enough. Non-makeup post incoming….! Leave now forever hold your peace if you don’t want me to babble at you! Last night I lurked through like 500 comments or more of people just feeling lonely, sad, and not ...
Tags: Beauty, Don, Ulta, Musings of the Day

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