Posts From November 2007

DuWop Moon Venom

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

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!

A Slice of Cake Soap ;)

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

in Mark

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!

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.

Block Box $6 (Empty)

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

Face Shimmer Blocks $6

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

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

Includes Two Eyeshadows, Two Glosses, and One Blush

DuWop Mini Lip Venom Set $21USD

Three Mini Lip Venoms in a Cute Container

Cargo Daily Gloss
$12USD

30 Dots of Gloss for 30 Days of Glossy Lips

Cargo Gloss Box $15USD

7 Shades, 2 of Each Color, 14 Total Glosses all in a plastic snap case

Sephora Lip Butter Confections Trio $6USD

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)

Packaged in Holiday Clothes just right for gift giving!

mark Mini Marks Most Loved Lips $15USD

Includes 9 mark glosses stored in a cute bag

mark Mini Marks Most Loved Eyes $15USD

Includes 9 mark cream eyeshadows stored in a cute bag

mark Candy Stripes Lip Glosses with Mezzo Case $10USD

10 glosses in one cute compact

Avon Gingerbread Man Emery Board .69 Cents USD

Avon Holiday Lip Balms .69 Cents USD

Avon Penguin Emery Board .69 Cents USD

Avon 8-in-1! Eyeshadow Palettes $12 USD

Demeter Mini Cologne Splash $5 USD


Available in array of hundreds of scents!

Bath and Body Works Tranquil Mint Gift Set $12USD

Includes Body Lotion, Body Wash, Pillow Mist, and a carrying tote

Bath and Body Works Very Merry Duo $12.50USD

Includes Teddy Bear, Body Wash, and Body Lotion in Sweet Pea


Bath and Body Works Bundle of Joy Gift Set
$12.50USD

Includes Body Butter, Shower Gel, and Reindeer Tote

C.O. Bigelow Soda Fountain Lipgloss Trio
$10USD

Trio of lipglosses in Vanilla Malt, Strawberry Shake, and Double Chocolate

Knotty Girl Drama Queen Marshmallow Bubbling Bath Body Wash
$7.50USD

Vintage Sister Cocktail Trio $12USD

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

Gingerbread Man Bubble Bar

Cherriflip Smooth Set $13USD

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


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

The Body Bakery Sweet Shop Sampler $20USD

Includes a quad of sweet cream body lotions in your choice of Naughty or Nice Scents

Urban Decay Primer Duo $25USD

Stick one in a friend’s stocking and keep one for yourself!

Hard Candy Mix Tape Palette $15USD

Includes Three Eyeshadows, Three Lipglosses, and Applicators

Hard Candy Key to My Heart $6USD

Two glosses snapped into keepsake keychain

Hard Candy Lipgloss Ring $6USD

Hard Candy Lollipop Lipgloss $6USD

Pookie Lip Balm Tin $7USD

Rosebud Salve $6USD

BEST Stocking Stuffer EVER! The Muse can’t leave without this stuff!

Victoria’s Secret Must Have Mini Sets $15USD

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

Includes 6 glosses and 3 eyeshadows plus applicators

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A Few of my Favorite Gifts for Christmas

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite beauty gift selections for friends and family this year! What are your favorite gift ideas this season?

Philosophy’s Candy Cane Gift Set $35USD

Includes Candy Cane Body Wash, Lipgloss, and Body Scrub

Bath and Body Works Sweetest Softest Cuddle Pillow on Earth Gift Set $39.50USD

Includes a super soft sleep mask, a cuddly pillow, and Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Must-Have Gift Box $39.50USD

Includes Hydrating Body Lotion, Exhilarating Body Wash, Refreshing Body Mist, Sumptuous Bath Bubbles, Eau de Toilette Spray, and Stimulating Body Scrub

DKNY Be Delicious Be Delightful Set $55USD

Includes Be Delicious Eau de Parfum Spray and Body Lotion

Mally Beauty Travel Kit $120USD

Includes Mirrored Eyeshadow Compact in Soft Pink Mirrored Eyeshadow Compact in Rich Coffee, Cream Blush, Mascara, Perfecting Powder, Pencil Shadow Wand, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, and Makeup Case

tarte 101: Intro to Beauty 4 Piece Discovery Kit
$30USD

Includes Mini Cheek Stain, Double Ended Lipgloss, Glistening Loose Powder, 24/7 Lipsheer, and Makeup Bag

Philosophy A Few Good Men Shower Gel Trio With Gift Totes $35USD

Includes Full Sizes of Muffinman, Gingerbread Man, and Milkman Shower Gels with Matching Gift Totes

Philosophy “Ultimate Diet” Cinnamon Buns 3 piece Bath and Body Set $33USD

Includes Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel, Body Souffle, and Lipgloss

Philosophy Treat”Mint” Body Mask, Shaving Gel, and Scrub Collection $40USD

Includes Empowermint Body Mask, Shaving Gel, and Body Scrub

TINte Cosmetics Shimmer and Shine Boxed Set $26.50

Includes Lipcolor, Shimmer Powder, Lipshine, Applicators, and a Collectible Pink Box

CLEAN Ultimate Eau de Parfum and Body Lotion Set $59.50

Includes Clean EDP and Body Lotion

Philosophy The Gold Child $45USD (I get several of these sets every year and gift them to friends and family who I haven’t yet given them too! It’s such a value set and friends/family love it! If you’re honestly looking to spoil a special person you can’t get beat this price!)

Includes Three and One Shower Gels in all of the following scents: Vanilla Birthday Cake, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Frosting Cinnamon Buns, Senorita Magarita and Melon Daiquri

Philosophy Good for You Gift Set $150USD

Includes Full Size Three in One Shower Gels in all the following scents: Cinnamon Buns, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Cocoa, Raspberry Sorbert, Vanilla Birthday Cake, Lemon Custard, Mimosa, Margarita, Melon Daiquiri, Powders Sugar Cookie, Strawberry Milkshake, and Coconut Frosting

Philosophy Cookbook Value Set $38

Includes 3, Three in One Shower Gels in Spiced Apple Cider, Eggnog and Doube Rich Hot Cocoa plus three matching soaps!

Lush Legends Gift Box £99.50

Includes Dream Cream Body Lotion, Helping Hands Hand Cream, Fair Trade Foot Lotion, Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub, Therapy Massage Bar plus Tin, American Cream Hair Conditioner, Karma and Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, Butterball , Tisty Tosty and Champagne Supernova Bath Ballistics, Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar plus Tin, Soft Coeur Massage Bar, The Olive Branch and Happy Hippy Shower Gels, Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds and Sunnyside Bubble Bars, Ceridwen’s Cauldron Luxury Bath Melt , Buffy Body Butter plus Tin, Lip Service Lip Balm, Big Shampoo, Ice Blue Soap, Floating Island Luxury Bath Melt, and Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar

Lush Wish List Gift Box £49.95

Includes Champagne Snow Showers Solid Perfume , Silver Cloud Bath Ballistic , Christmas Party Bath Ballistic , Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar , Mr Butterball Bath Ballistic , Cocktail Soap , Bling Crosby Bubble Bar , Candy Cane Bubble Bar , Egg Snog Lip Balm , Green , Green Green Bath of Foam Bubble Bar , Christmas Angel Bath Ballistic , Green Party , Greenwash Soap , Angels Delight Soap , Twinkle Bath Ballistic

Lush Christmas Star Gift Set £19.95

Includes Twinkle Bath Ballistic , Flosty Gritter Bubble Bar , Jingle Spells Star Ballistic , Snow Fairy Shower Gel , Glitterbug Glitter Bar

Lush Anything but Ordinary Gift Set $36.95USD

Includes Avobath, Campagne Supernova, Big Blue, Haagen Bath, Honey Bee, and Sex Bomb Bath Ballistics

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