Posts From November 2007

Origins New Organic Line

The Muse isn’t always as conscious as she should be in regards to what goes into her cosmetics but Origins is making that easy for her with their New Organic Line of products.

This new line provides skin, body, and hair care products certified to meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Standards.

Want to learn more? Click your way over to the site!

In honor of Orgins New Organic Line the Muse is doing a little contest!

How do you enter?

Simple! Just comment about what you think of the new Organic Line (you do not need an account to comment)! I’d love to know what you think!

Please be sure to include your name or internet alias somewhere in your message when commenting as I’ll be writing it down, throwing it into a jar, and within a week’s time I’ll randomly select a winner to receive some goodies!

If you win I’ll be sending you a gorgeous Origins Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Bag, a sample size of their new Nourishing Face Lotion, and a sample Prescriptives Mascara!

The Goodies!
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This contest is open to everyone worldwide. If you happen to live outside the US I’ll gladly airmail you your package should you win!

No cost or purchase is needed to enter the contest and if you win I’ll be paying your shipping obviously icon wink

Good Luck!

PS The Muse really wants one of these totes for her very own icon wink If you don’t win fear not you can purchase one from Origins, Nordstroms, and anywhere Origins products are sold for a mere $10!

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The Weekend Beauty Steals and Deals

I haven’t had much time to do the research for this week’s Steals and Deals section! I’m so sorry about that!

Here’s the short version of this week’s Steals and Deals icon wink

The good news is Sephora’s Friends and Family Discount is ongoing until the 21st as confirmed by the gorgeous Erika at Makeup Bag!

Yay!

Stila also has a little sale ongoing this week which gives you a number of interesting discounts depending on the dollar amount spent! Click here for details!

And finally it’s worth a mention that Sephora has a NARS lip palette on sale for $30 and with the 20% off from the Friends and Family Sale you can nab it for $25! Good deal in the Muse’s opinion! The palette is originally $55 and would quite make a perfect little gift or stocking stuff at the reduced price!

NARS Hot Sauce Palette as seen on Sephora.com
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The bad news is this week’s section is a bit small but the good news is it does contain some great buys!

Happy Weekend!

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Bourjois Paris Eau De Gloss Review

Imagine a gloss that felt like a refreshing sip of water on your lips. Now imagine it coming in an array of fabulous shades.

What if I told you there was such a product available?

Well look no further icon wink Bourjois Paris’s Eau De Gloss contains 14% water content and is a slick, glossy, moisturizing treat for the lips!

I have two of these glosses and I adore them! I’m a big lover of lipgloss but I really hate how many brands leave my lips feeling tacky and sticky which is one reason Eau De Gloss gets the Muse’s approval for a great gloss! The gloss has a rather short bristle brush for applying so one application is never enough and I find I have to re-dip two or three times but aside from that minor flaw the gloss itself is a great formula as it does exactly what it advertises. It leaves my lips feeling refreshed and glossy minus the tack and stick of other glosses I use. It lasts quite a while with about a 3 hour time span before retouching up! I have this in Eau fraiche which is a clear color that’s perfect after I stain my lips or apply some lipstick. Slick some on and my lipstick or stain becomes gloriously glossy and shiny! I also have this in Framboise Glacee which is pigmented enough to wear with or without your favorite lipstick or lipstain beneath!

Each gloss is $15USD which isn’t too bad as you get quite a large bit of product!

Overall, these are a staple in my beauty arsenal and I definately love ‘em! I wish more glosses used the same formula as I wouldn’t mind the slick without the sticky!

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The Muse’s Final Sephora List

The Muse has finally decided and placed her order for the Friends and Family Discount at Sephora! At first my list was rather short but it got a tiny bit bigger upon seeing a few items last night at Sephora!

So this is my final list (I’m a bit proud of myself as years past my list has been way bigger):
NARS Night Series Mini Palette
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Cassini
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad in Roja

Stila Front Cover LookBook Palette in Look No. 3
Stila Front Cover LookBook Palette in Look No. 2

Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Flawless Diamond

Grand Total: $274.00
Total After Savings: $237.56

So whatcha get?

Tell me all about!

My comment box is open and ready for you!

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NARS Night Series Palette

I was at Sephora last night returning something and I was just wandering around trying to finalize my list of wants when I came across the NARS Night Series Palette!

NARS Night Series Palette as seen on Sephora
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Wow.

Just….

Wow.

I have quite a bit of product from NARS but when I had seen this palette online I wasn’t tempted at all. It seemed matte, plain, somewhat boring. But boy was I ever wrong!

The palette is gorgeous and I highly suggest nabbing this little guy! You get six ultra shimmering shades of eyeshadow and I’m absolutely loving the perfect white sparkle color in this palette called Night Snow.

Night Snow is supposedly a best seller from NARS and how I never noticed it prior to this shocks me! Also included in this palette is a personal favorite of mine Night Star! This is such a gorgeous gold shimmer! So yummie!

On top of those two brilliant colors you’ll also get Night Fever (Black with Red Glitter), Night Clubbing (Black with Gold Glitter), Night Rider (Plum with Silver Glitter), and Night Fairy (Voilet with Gold Glitter).

NARS single shadows are $21 USD each so you’ll get 6 in this palette for $55 USD and with your discount you’ll get it for $44 USD which brings the price down to about $7 bucks and change per a shadow which in my opinion isn’t too bad a deal!

If you’re looking for a shimmering palette that’ll make your eyes pop for the Holiday Season this would be perfect!

I’m loving this and can’t WAIT to get mine! I finally did my Friends and Family order yesterday and this, my dears, was in the lot of items I purchased!

It’s most definately Muse approved! And I can’t WAIT to share pictures, a review, and FOTD using this little palette!

The Muse is excited!

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