Posts From August 2007

Clowns Aren’t So Scary!

When I was a kid (and now that I’m an adult) clowns terrified the bloody hell out of me!

There is something so seriously scary about clowns! Don’t even sit their and deny it because you know exactly what I mean!

Isle of Eden has kindly taken the scary out of clowns for me and made them deliciously sinful!

Over the course of a year or so Isle of Eden has done various blends of their immensely popular Clowns line of body and bath care that has gotten quite a cult following (I’m a card holding member).

This is just a tiny review of the Clowns series. The Clowns have evolved from a very simple scrub that was released for Halloween last year entitled “Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me” into a full line of different scent blends!

The original, Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me, is still available for purchase in any number of bath and body products, haircare, and perfume! The scent is a house blend created by the owner of Isle of Eden and includes all of the following notes, pink cotton candy, funnel cake, and red apple!

Since it’s original release Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me has had any number of notes added and taken away! Some of the blends I’ve gotten have included funnel cake, pink or blue cotton candy, cherry snowcone, strawberry, buttercream, pineapple, and many many other interesting tidbits!

The blend started out as a scary treat for Halloween but soon evolved into a circus/carnival themed product! It later became something else completely and began to show really unusual notes blended together that worked quite well such as pineapple and funnal cake, pink lemonade and cotton candy, etc…!

Some of my favorite Clowns were released shortly after the original house blend and were entitled Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me 1 through 4! Each blend consisted of something more wicked than the last! The blends were so gorgeous and amazing to smell that it was difficult not to dig into them with a spoon (I doubt they’d taste as good as they smelled!).

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat me Number 2 was a mixture of blue cotton candy, funnel cake, and juicy strawberries! Sounds weird right? Strawberries with funnel cake plus cotton candy? Sheesh sugar overload! But the strawberries binds the entire blend and creates a wickedly sinful body treat!

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Number 3 consisted of Cherry Snow Cone, Blue Cotton Candy, and Funnel Cake.

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Number 4 consisted of Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake, and Frozen Pink Lemonade.

Sadly, these have made a trip into the great beyond and are no longer available in their original format! However, new Clowns are available and some contain these very same notes!

Some products I highly recommend should you dive into purchasing some very delicious clown goodies would be the Whipped Bath Cream and of course, Isle of Eden’s specialty, body scrubs!

The Whipped Bath Cream has the same consistency as a thick rich lotion but this is for your shower! A small amount and a shower puff will create mounds and mounds of luxurious suds that you can use to shave with, wash with, or even sneak in a hair wash with! I must say that a majority of Bath and Body goodies are almost always an in shower experience. Meaning as soon as you sud up and step from your shower the scent almost never lingers. I’ve found a majority of the Clown blends stick around for a bit through the day and I catch faint hints of Funnel Cake or strawberries, etc…through out the day! Which means the thrown, linger, and potency are pretty tops in my book!

The scrubs are delightfully wonderful as well! The scrubs are not only great for exfoliation but also wonderful cleansers as well since they foam up!

Sadly, Isle of Eden has one bad point. The wait time. Wait times for an order range from 1-3 months depending upon how busy they are at the moment. From what I understand they are working on decreasing that time but I’ve yet to see anything being done about it and it annoys me to have to wait that long for product!

One other minor problem is if you’re sensitive these may not be good for you! I’ve heard many reviews stating that they have caused break outs on sensitive skin! I’ve never had a problem but I do not suffer from sensitive skin. That’s something to consider prior to ordering!

Aside from that I highly recommend any of the wonderful Clown blends! You’ll see that Clowns aren’t as scary as you thought they were!

A few pictures of my Clown Collection
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Whipped Bath Cream in Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat me 1 through 4
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The Original Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Body Scrub
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Better Late Than Never: Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul

I’ve been very busy lately and updating my blog normally happens either really, really, really late at night, during brief pauses at work if I am even remotely lucky to have any, or in spurts here and there. Basically what you see written on any one entry takes me a day or more to complete because I’m so nuts with work and life in general lately icon wink

Reason I am telling you all this is I’m quite late displaying my latest Japanese Cosmetic Fall Haul! I got it ages ago and never had a chance to really take it out of the box and truly enjoy it aside from taking some pictures and doing a video of it AGES and AGES ago.

I know MANY of you have already been exposed to the new Jill Stuart palettes, pressed blushes, etc…but I like to keep my blog updated with all my latest hauls so here goes anyway icon wink Hopefully it isn’t too much of a snore!

Kose Airy Whip (The new love of my life! This could replace Purity for washing my make-up off in the evenings! It’s so light and lovely and removes all traces of my foundation, blusher, and eye makeup too!)
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Crystal Lash Pearls (These are great! An inexpensive way to enjoy lash pearls! Work just as well as Givenchy’s Lash Pearls!)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set (A real value! Tons of goodies for under $50)
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Esprique Precious Gift Set Illuminate Nuancer (Could possibly be better than Meteorites! Oops did I say that out loud?icon eek13)
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Canmake Goodies (Canmake is the one of the few inexpensive cosmetics that the Muse has room in her heart for!)
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Canmake Glitter Eyeliner Pencils (These are a bit to rough and hard in texture so hey may need to have a go under the hairdryer to soften them up prior to application)
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Canmake Lipgloss (Pretty brilliant! First Japanese brand that actually made a flavored gloss hehe)
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Canmake Glitter Shadow Trios
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Canmake Metallic Eyes Shadow
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Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2007 (Both are gorgeous as you can see and the colors are surprisingly really nice! I was worried I’d never make any use out of these palettes but I’ve fallen in love)
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Jill Stuart Pressed Blush Compact (Bit sheer but haven’t tried them on my face as of yet)
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Jill Stuart Loose Powder Blush
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Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows
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Majolica Majorca Majex (This is going to work great during chapped lip season!)
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Tiffa Goodies (In love with Tiffa! This is my first haul from Tiffa and I’m loving the gloss and shadow)
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Tiffa Eyeshadow Duo
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Gransenbon Blushes
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Gransenbon Eyeshadow Palettes
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RMK Shadows
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RMK Cases
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Excel Single Shadows (LOVE these! So much sparkle and shimmer!
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Excel Mini Glitter Mascara
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Sofina Compact Case Fall 2007 (Best compact introduced yet in my humble opinion!)
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KATE Mascara Primer (Not entirely impressed with this yet! The fibers get caught in my lashes and are visible a bit which means I have to struggle to catch every fiber while applying mascara! Not sure I’m in love with this as much as I’d like to be!)
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KATE Lipgloss
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KATE and Lavshuca Super Sharp Eyeliner (Never seen a liquid liner with such a slim applicator!)
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Some presents from my angel!
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MuseMedia Presents: A Japanese Haul That’s Better Late Than Never!

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Givenchy Fall Collection 2007 Prisme Again! Secret Blush Quartet Restocked

If by slim chance you happened to have been struck by lighting or living under a rock and didn’t get a chance to order Givenchy’s newest blush you can safely set your lems to rest and run (really really really fast) as quickly as your little legs will carry you over to Sephora.com!

It appears the blush has been restocked and how long it remains available is anyone’s guess! But you can be sure the Muse ordered hers before she was shut out in the cold again yearning for a blush that’s been out of stock since first appearing on the site 3 weeks ago!

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Urban Decay Friends and Family Discount

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Urban Decay’s Friends and Family Event is going on now! Good news for us all! This means we get 30% off our total order for the next four days!

I don’t really need to tell you what an awesome deal this is do I?

I’ve been in high debate whether to order the new matte shadows and I decided that maybe, this once, I’d skip! So I just got two boxes of the primer duo which was basically a steal with the 30% off!

Wahoo!

Use Code FFF30 or MYS1 to receive your discount and stock up! Especially on the Muse’s favorite primer icon wink

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Weekend Beauty Shopper Deals!

Time has flown by this week and I’ve gotten very little sleep so much of my weekend will be about lots of rest!

But for those of you in a shopping mood check out this week’s Steals and Deals!

Isle Of Eden has updated it’s site with all it’s new Halloween goodies! If that hasn’t gotten you excited let me tell you something that will thrill ya!

Isle of Eden is offering one free Halloween Scrub Cauldron of your choice with every $35 you spend! Now if your total happens to be $70 you’ll get to choose two Cauldrons….if it goes to $135 you can choose three and so on and so fourth! Each Cauldron is not only a yummie free treat but also contains a code which will later entitle you to a further discount!

Wow! It’s only August and Trick or Treating is quite a steal and deal at Isle of Eden!

If you happen to be short and round, like the Muse, you can hurry on over to Torrid and enjoy discounted clothing at 20-60% off! Torrid is clearing out it’s Summer Closet and making room for it’s Fall/Winter goodies! Now is a great time to nab a deal, or two, or three! If you happen to be slim and gorgeous the Muse highly recommends checking out the sale accessories for some pretty nifty little pieces such as bags, jewelry, socks, etc!

The Muse loves natural products and sale products! Getting both together is always nice! Burt’s Bees has it’s natural lipstick on sale for $6.64! At this price you can afford to buy all the colors!

QVC has a set of three Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss powered by Borba for $45! These glosses go for $21 each so this is like buying two and getting one free! Check out item number A13111 at QVC.com

If you happen to love foody, fruity, or candy like scents head on over to the Muse’s favorite perfumery! Starring has a sale on it’s roll on perfume oils for $5 each! I can’t begin to tell you what a STEAL this is! Ashley’s scents are highly concentrated and very potent with plenty of throw and linger! If you happen to be a new customer Ashley will generously give you 15% off your first order!

Happy Weekend Everyone! The Muse is ready for some much needed sleep icon wink

See ya Monday!

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