Posts From November 2007

Tiny Holiday Beauty Treasures On A Budget

Here’s a nice list of Christmas Goodies that won’t break the bank!

Grab yourself a chunky 2oz Peppermint Candy Soap from E-Bubbles for a mere $2! Or get a few to tuck on top of pressies and packages as a little something extra for a friend or family member! $2 can’t break the bank icon wink

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With less than $5, $4.75 to be exact, you can get three peppermint flavored Lollipop Lipglosses from E-Bubbles! Not bad for breaking them up and also including them as a little something extra! Tie a ribbon around one with a tag and slap it on your present as part of the “To:” “From:” details icon wink How many girls do you know that don’t adore lipgloss!

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For $3 you can choose from a ton of different Fizzmos Holiday Bath Bombs! White Chocolate Moose, Snowball, and Sugar Plum Fairy will all tuck nicely into a stocking for anyone who adores taking baths!

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Are you gifting a palette this season? Why not include some girl2go Naked Eye Makeup Remover Pads for $5 or some girl2go Make-Up A Go Go Make-Up Remover Wipes for $4.50!

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Give the gift of gloss for $10 bucks! Get any two glosses from a slew of different flavors and brands at Bath and Beauty Works!

C.O. Bigelow Frosty Peppermint Lipgloss
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C.O. Bigelow Frosty Spearmint Lipgloss
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C.O. Bigelow Frosty Cinnamint Lipgloss
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Goldie Mini Lipgloss (Available in several colors)
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Liplicious Lipgloss (Available in Grape Soda, Cotton Candy, and Array of Tasty Treats!)
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I spoke about this briefly before but it’s worth a remention! $3.50 nabs you a Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Bath Bomb Fizzy! Mmmm! Love this one! Best Deal around!

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Casidy’s Closet on Etsy has a set of five mini Holiday Soaps for $6! Each is individually wrapped and ready for gift giving!

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If you love Etsy as much as I do you might want to sneak a peek at some more Holiday goodies! Check in with Dug Shop and get yourself some cherry scented Holiday Light Soaps! If you’re not loving Cherry you can always have a custom blend in any number of scents special for you! These are available in your choice of color and scent! I’m partial to red and cherry myself! $1.50 each can’t go wrong for that!

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It’s not very Christmas like but if you’re really lemming some Sanrio fun you can nab a 4 pack of Hello Kitty soaps custom scented in your choice of scent for $3! Thanks Dug Shop the Muse loves Hello Kitty and will definately take a batch of these!

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Want something mini? Want it for cheap? Get a tin of Sephora Cream Shimmer Shadows in two colors for $4! Comes with a tin and mini shimmer shadows!

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I love loose shadow powders with attached applicators! Know the ones? Dip and slip it across your eyes for easy application! I’m sure you’ve seen them around! You can get some for $4 in an array of colors at Sephora!

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A party kit for $10! Do you eyes up fancy for the Holiday! Sephora’s My Party Kit includes everything you’ll need! A Silver Keepsake box that includes a shadow, glitter eyeliner, false lashes, and a lipshine!

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Giving Lush as a gift or an extra little something doesn’t always have to be expensive!

Grab some of these sweet deals for $9.95-$10.95!

Secret Santa $9.95
Includes Bob Soap and Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar
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Rock Chick $10.95
Includes Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Star Shaped Rock Star Soap
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Best deal ever! Your girly girl friends will love you for buying them this!

Frosty $9.95
Includes Mr Butterball Bath Bomb and Chunk of Ice Blue Soap
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What are some of your budget picks for the season!?

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DuWop Moon Venom

Mmmm……a new Lip Venom to keep our lips happy, glossy, and TINGLING this Holiday Season!

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No question.
I want it!

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A Slice of Soap…Errr I Mean Cake!

I love interesting gifts and I really go out of my way to locate unique gifts for friends and family!

I found this rather awesome little shop on E-bay called Sunflower Gardens that sells thee most interesting little soaps I ever did see!

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These slices of Soap run from about $5-$10 or so and are HUGE!!!!! Plus they look like the real thing (and smell like it)!

I just find them ultra cute and I think they’d make such a killer stocking stuffer or little Christmas gift for your mailgirl (if you have a mail girl), or a nurse at your doctor’s office, or anyone really!

I mean who wouldn’t want a big old slice of cake that smells yummie, lathers up like a dream, and comes shaped like a big chunk of delicious cake!

I know the Muse is liking these!

What do you think?

Chocolate Cream Pie Slice of Soap

Oreo Cookie Chocolate Pie Slice of Soap

Key Lime Pie Slice of Soap

Neapolitan Ice Cream Slice of Soap

If cake is not your bag that’s ok Sunflower Gardens has brownies, ice cream, pies, cupcakes, poundcake, cheesecake, and anything else your mind (and stomach) might be dreaming about in a soap!

Sincerely, how cute are soaps that are shaped like brownies, ice creams, and cakes! I’m hungry now!

Brownies Ala Mode (Yes! It’s most definately soap so don’t try and eat it!)

Check out Sunflower Gardens for yourself! I’m positive you’ll find at least one item that will strike you as a cool gift!

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mark Little Block Box "Customize Your Shimmer" Palettes

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A few months ago I blogged about mark’s new Block Boxes that allowed you to customize a palette with little cubes of shimmer for eyes and face. Remember? No? Click here and you can read my original post.

The Little Block Box is finally available for purchase from mark! Finally! I was waiting on these for ages!

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The good news is these look quite interesting! The bad news is I want them all so they become a bit more expensive when you are wanting one of everything hehe!

Basically you have to purchase the “block box” first at $6 you then proceed to customize it for face and eyes by purchasing blocks of color at $5 for eye blocks and $6 for face blocks.

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When you first see it you think this might run you a few dollars but in reality you’re running up a bill of $26 for 4 eye blocks and one block box! That isn’t too shocking as I’ve spent more on palettes before but those were posh brands not Avon (mark is Avon’s younger sister brand).

I honestly do want to try some of these because the shimmer looks great in them but the price is just making me scratch my head slightly.

The fun of customizing this case is great the price however leaves a bit to be desired! Maybe if it was just put together and offered in a few color selections and have say…mmm a $15 price tag that would seem fair! But spending $18 and upwards for a cheaper cosmetic brand seems a bit too much!

I’ve tried several combos and prices range from $18 up to $26 or so per palette. $18 bucks gets you the block box and two face shimmers while $26 would get you the block box and four eye shimmers and if you want a combo it’ll set you back $22 for one block box, one face shimmer, and one eye shimmer.

Eye Shimmer Blocks $5
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Face Shimmer Blocks $6
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I’m doing the math on these and it’s boggling my mind a little bit because I can get a far superior MAC palette for $10 bucks more and mark is in no way the same quality as MAC!

Oh no the Muse is being cheap (it doesn’t happen often so enjoy the novelty before it wears off!). But I can’t help it! The prices seem really off to me!

To be honest I’m diseased and I’ll probably buy at least one because my curiiosity is getting the better of me and I’m wondering what these are like! Sigh! The life of a cosmetic junkie sure is hard sometimes!

What’s your take?
Want ‘em?
Leave ‘em?

Let the Muse know!

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A Few of My Favorite Stocking Stuffers

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Since I’ve done my favorite gifts how about some great beauty stocking stuffers and smaller pressies to surprise and delight family members and friends or these are always nice for grab bags or Secret Santa’s at work!

Too Faced Quickie Chronicle Jerrod’s Picks $15USD
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Includes Two Eyeshadows, Two Glosses, and One Blush

DuWop Mini Lip Venom Set $21USD
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Three Mini Lip Venoms in a Cute Container

Cargo Daily Gloss
$12USD
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30 Dots of Gloss for 30 Days of Glossy Lips

Cargo Gloss Box $15USD
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7 Shades, 2 of Each Color, 14 Total Glosses all in a plastic snap case

Sephora Lip Butter Confections Trio $6USD
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Set includes three lip butters in Tiramisu, Triple Layer Cake, and Banana Foster

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler $18USD (Perfect for a gift or a stocking stuffer)
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Packaged in Holiday Clothes just right for gift giving!

mark Mini Marks Most Loved Lips $15USD
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Includes 9 mark glosses stored in a cute bag

mark Mini Marks Most Loved Eyes $15USD
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Includes 9 mark cream eyeshadows stored in a cute bag

mark Candy Stripes Lip Glosses with Mezzo Case $10USD
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10 glosses in one cute compact

Avon Gingerbread Man Emery Board .69 Cents USD
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Avon Holiday Lip Balms .69 Cents USD
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Avon Penguin Emery Board .69 Cents USD
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Avon 8-in-1! Eyeshadow Palettes $12 USD
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Demeter Mini Cologne Splash $5 USD
Angel Food Bottle
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Available in array of hundreds of scents!

Bath and Body Works Tranquil Mint Gift Set $12USD
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Includes Body Lotion, Body Wash, Pillow Mist, and a carrying tote

Bath and Body Works Very Merry Duo $12.50USD
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Includes Teddy Bear, Body Wash, and Body Lotion in Sweet Pea


Bath and Body Works Bundle of Joy Gift Set
$12.50USD
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Includes Body Butter, Shower Gel, and Reindeer Tote

C.O. Bigelow Soda Fountain Lipgloss Trio
$10USD
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Trio of lipglosses in Vanilla Malt, Strawberry Shake, and Double Chocolate

Knotty Girl Drama Queen Marshmallow Bubbling Bath Body Wash
$7.50USD
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Vintage Sister Cocktail Trio $12USD
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3 Lipbalms in a cute collectible tin

Bubbles of Rockport Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars in Various Scents $3.99-$4.95 USD Each

Apple of My Eye Bath Bomb
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Gingerbread Man Bubble Bar

Cherriflip Smooth Set $13USD
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Includes Breezy Peach Shower Gel, Soft Stuff Cream, and Shower Puff

Natty Girl Foxy Face Herbal Steam $10USD

Enough Herbs for Three Facial Steams

Natty Girl Rosy Cheeks Hydrating Mask
$10USD
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Margarita Bloom’s Fabulous Little Box of Goodies $19.99USD

Comes with one bath accessory and ten sample size Margarita Bloom products (I buy these by the bucket around the Holiday! For me it’s the perfect little stocking stuffer!)

Pich Posh Cupcake Solid Bubble Bath $8.95 USD Each
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The Body Bakery Sweet Shop Sampler $20USD
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Includes a quad of sweet cream body lotions in your choice of Naughty or Nice Scents

Urban Decay Primer Duo $25USD
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Stick one in a friend’s stocking and keep one for yourself!

Hard Candy Mix Tape Palette $15USD
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Includes Three Eyeshadows, Three Lipglosses, and Applicators

Hard Candy Key to My Heart $6USD
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Two glosses snapped into keepsake keychain

Hard Candy Lipgloss Ring $6USD
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Hard Candy Lollipop Lipgloss $6USD
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Pookie Lip Balm Tin $7USD
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Rosebud Salve $6USD
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BEST Stocking Stuffer EVER! The Muse can’t leave without this stuff!

Victoria’s Secret Must Have Mini Sets $15USD
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Includes Hydrating Body Lotion. Exhilarating Body Wash, Stimulating Body Scrub, Refreshing Body Mist and a cute makeup pouch!

Too Faced Glamour To Go $18.50USD
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Includes 6 glosses and 3 eyeshadows plus applicators

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