Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Makeup of A Modern Muse

Last week I celebrated my birthday. Because my sister and I share our birthdays only four days apart we decided to celebrate them together this year and take a three day trip up north to a nice little beach-side town. Whilst there we swam in the surf, relaxed by the pool, ate at many cafes and restaurants, watched the boats come in and out in the afternoon and saw only one cat among too many dogs to count. There must have been at least two hundred that we saw. Terribly enough, I didn't take any pictures. But I do have some pictures of a couple of the lovely gifts I received.

The boy surprised me with this beautiful Estee Lauder makeup and makeup travel case gift pack. Each time I go to visit him I have to wrap up all my makeup up in a little velcro towel bag, so this shall definitely come in handy. Not to mention I will also have much fun recreating some of the eye makeup styles in my growing collection of pictures of lovely 1960's ladies and their incredible makeup. 

I'm going to go nuts with this eye shadow palette. I'm thinking eyes like Anna Karina.

The lipstick is particularly nice. I love the gold speckles, like snow falling on a winter's night.

He also surprised me with this perfume that I've been pining over lately. I had recently received a boxed sample of it from a friend and after trying it I have been wearing it ever since.

It is Modern Muse Eau de Parfum, also by Estee Lauder, and released this year. It has a luxurious dual scent of sweet jasmine and sleek woods and whilst wearing it I feel exudes an atmosphere of sophistication and classic glamour from years gone by. The packaging is soft, simple and elegant too, and really does look rather pretty sitting on my vanity. 

The gold and navy colours of the bottle also match with the makeup carry case set. How nice.

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Lucy! I'm happy to learn about your getaway to a beach town in the north and delighted to see the thoughtful gifts your boy bestowed upon you. How nice of him to give you that makeup traveler along with quality makeup products and tastefully packaged perfume. The sense of smell is powerful. When you wear that perfume along with the makeup and a favorite vintage inspired outfit, the scent will further enable you to step into the picture and become a 60s lady.

    Once again, happy birthday, dear friend, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Thanks Shady! I am hoping that it will, I would love to do as much as I can to become a 60's lady taken from the past and projected into the modern world.
      Enjoy the weekend and thanks again!

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  2. Happy Birthday Lucy! Your boy sure did well buying that gorgeous makeup. I'm glad you enjoyed a little getaway. Xx

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    Wow your boy sure is a keeper to pick you out such a fabulous makeup set, Estee Lauder is such a good makeup brand, one of the best. I want to test out the perfume now, I am a big fan of their other perfumes ('Pleasures', and 'White Linen' are two of my favorites) so I can only imagine this one is fab too.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm a lucky girl! Yes, it is a good brand. It is really lovely, if you like their past perfumes I think you will love this.

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  4. Happy Birthday Lucy! That is such a lovely present from your boy, he is definitely one to keep ;) x

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  5. Another Saggitarian! Blogland is full of us! Hope you had a lovely birthday last week and good to see that your boyfriend spoilt you! x

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    1. Hahaha funny isn't it? Thank you very much Vix!

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  6. What a great birthday present! He deserves for a special hug :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, he did get a special hug.

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  7. happy birthday to you!! Your boyfriend must have made the lady at the Estee Lauder counter very happy! I love the little cold compacts, they look like special little secret keepers. Once you've worked out how to do the make up, perhaps you can show us too?

    And that perfume sounds divine! ill have to look into it. I bought my favourite perfume, Parisienne by YSL from a not-so-legit shop the other day and it turned out to be a fake! wrong colour/smell/little floaties in the bottle. not cool and a waste of $50

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    1. Thanks Catherine! Haha that is what I said too! I would love to show some 60's makeup styles once I've learnt them.

      Oh no! Isn't it awful, it's happened to me in the past. I can relate with those nasty little floaties!

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