Posts From October 2007

MAC Cosmetics Holiday Preview

Quickie post and it’s off to bed with me!

Do wander over to visit with the Muse’s lovely mate, Janice, at Specktra Blog and you can preview the packaging (box) and one of the palettes from the Antiquitease color collection! I believe these are the very first images to pop up on the internet in such detail!

I’m saddened that the colors are a bit similar to last year’s smoky eye palette (the blue color also appears the be similar to what was in another palette from last year’s collection). However, the packaging looks amazing which means of course I’m SO getting these!

Formal Black Smoked Eye Palette Holiday Collection 2006
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Thanks Janice for always being ahead of the game and giving the masses of MAC fangirls (like me) just what they need icon wink

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Wanting these? Not Really? Speak to me! I’m curious!

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The Weekend Beauty Shopper

Greetings!

It’s the Weekend and it’s Fall which to me is a perfect combo for shopping icon wink

Check out Last Week’s Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals blog as some of the deals are still available to steal icon wink

This week I have a small array of goodies for your shopping pleasure!

Sometimes it doesn’t always have to be about beauty icon wink Click and Print out this coupon and take it to your nearest Borders or Waldenbooks to receive 20% off a book, cd, or dvd of your choice!

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Getting back to beauty…

Step into your local Bath and Body Works and stock up on anything from the signature collection! All items in the collection are 5 for $20! Lotions, Body Splashes, Shower Gel, Body Cream, and More!

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Few more deals to be had at Bath and Body Works….Check it out:

Get the newest Apple Fizz Temptation Kit from Bath and Body Works at a discount of 50% you’ll only pay $9.75 after discount! The kit includes body lotion, shower gel, and a lipgloss!

The Signature Hair Care line is $4 for the large 12oz bottles! Might the Muse suggest trying the Pineapple…Mmmm!

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C.O. Bigelow Lemon Bodycare are Buy 1 Get 1 Free! This is a pretty great deal as the products generally run from $16-21 so you’ll be getting two of those products for the same price! Sweet! Stock up and Save! The Muse adores the tart, sweet goodness of C.O. Bigelow Lemon Body Cream!

Free Shipping as always if you’re shopping online! If you order total is $55 or more enter code FREESHIP55!

If you’re a Beauty Perk Member at Sephora you can score a free full size Bare Escentuals Buxom Lipgloss in Amber with your $50 purchase! Just enter code AMBER to get your gloss!

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If you happen to have some Givenchy Blush on your wish list you can nab them for $37 plus Free Shipping and a gift! Head on over to Strawberry Net to grab a free gift and discounted Givenchy Blush!

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Remember when I was blubbering about Lush’s newest haircare line up? Well now you can try one of the haircare products of your choice plus a bathbomb FREE! Spend $70 or more and choose one of three of the newest haircare items and one of two Christmas themed bath bombs free with your purchase! Use Coupon Code TEASEME.

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Last but never least check out my blog about Stila’s 20% Off Sale! Click here for details!

That’s it for this Weekend’s Steals and Deals! Get out there and shop, shop, shop! And don’t forget Christmas is around the corner so get some early shopping in for the Holidays!

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Stila 20% Off Sale and Free Shipping

It’s a little early for the Weekly Beauty Steals and Deals but let me share this with you!

Stila’s website was down for a while but they are back and ready for business icon wink

And to celebrate good times Stila is offering 20% off purchases of $50 or more plus freaking Free Shipping. Use Coupon Code WELCOMEBACK

I don’t have to tell you what an awesome deal that is now do I?

Not sure what to buy? The Muse’s cart is filled with the newest smoky eye palettes!

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Go get ‘em girls!

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Benefit Powder Pop

What if you spent $90 on these?

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And Benefit offered to give you all of them in a box set for $30?

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You’d obviously take the second choice wouldn’t you?

Benefit is gifting us this Holiday Season with the Benefit Powder Pop Set (As originally seen on Kiss and Make-Up). And I do mean GIFT! This is a steal at $30 bucks! Grab yourself some Hula, Dandelion, and Dallas plus a mini brush all in one cute box!

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Benefit is slowly healing my emotional wounds from past purchases! I may not need therapy after all.

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MAC Beauty Powders Take 2

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Thanks for being so patient with me while I wandered around in a daze this week icon wink

And for your patience, as promised, I reward you with the MAC Beauty Powders Review and Pictures!

MAC Beauty Powders in Micro Pink and Natural Flare
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Yay!

I ended up purchasing two of the eights colors and I know at least four more of the colors that are on my wish list!

Ok these confuse me slightly as I thought MAC had previously released a similar product. The other reason I am puzzling would be I am unsure if these are being released via MAC anytime soon or if these are a MAC Pro exclusive. I thought I had seen something about the release being with the Holiday goodies but I am too lazy to go looking at the moment icon smile So don’t quote me on that!

I ended up with Micro Pink and Natural Flare both of which I am very happy with! Micro Pink should probably be kept with the fair skin group because it may appear slightly chalky on a deeper skin type and Natural Flare is good for all skin types in my opinion.

I guess if you took a Mineralized Skinfinish and you cracked it up into finely milled powder and added a little sparkle you’d have a MAC Beauty Powder. Maybe it’s me but that is what I am getting in terms of finish and texture on my face! Which is great because who doesn’t want a loose powder format of Mineralized Skinfinish right? Plus sparkle? I’m all over that!

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For those of you yelling boo at the sparkle have no fear it’s a very natural finish and you’re not going to look like you’re ready for a night in a club or anything remotely glittery and loud. It applies with a nice, even finish and the sparkle is there but barely noticeable. These remind me of Bare Escentuals Rose Gossamer Powder for some reason!

MAC Micro Pink Beauty Powder and Bare Escentuals Rose Gossamer
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I used Natural Flare this morning with a peach blush and it really made my blush pop up a little. It also made my blush a bit more subdued and natural looking!

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Excuse the crummy eye make-up! Last few days I feel like I’m rushed in everything I do icon wink So disregard the mucked up eyeshadow and concentrate on the gorgeous look Natural Flare gave my cheeks!

I normally reserve my 187 for applying Mineralized Skinfinish but it dipped happily into my pot of Natural Flare this morning and worked wonderfully to apply the powder! I think the 187, 188, or a small kabuki would be great for application! If you want more of a loose effect I’d try applying with a puffier brush such as the 129.

Overall, I’d say nab a few of these to add to your collection because they are quite good! I’m loving the two I got and hopefully will get the others that I’m currently wanting!

These are available via Phone from MAC Pro or if you happen to live near a MAC Pro store you can hop right in and purchase them for $21 USD.

My camera doesn’t pick up swatches well and Micro Pink looked like I had nothing on however it did ok with Natural Flare.
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