Posts From November 2007

Sephora Beauty Goodie Bag

As requested by a reader I bring you the Sephora Beauty Goodie Bag icon smile

Use code GOODIES to nab yourself 13 samples!

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You’ll receive:
Agent Provocateur Maitresse EDP
Benefit Do it Daily Oil Free Moisturizing Lotion
Cosmedicine Megadose Skin Fortifying Serum
Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Glow Pour Homme
Giorgio Armani Code Pour Femme
Lavanilla Vanilla Blossom
Laura Mercier Tinited Moisturizer
Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer
Valentino’s Rock n’ Rose
Vincent Longo Creme Concealer!

Supplies are limited so get shopping to nab your goodies as soon as possible!

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Jelly Pong Pong Review

I got a very nice package this week filled with gorgeous bits and pieces from Jelly Pong Pong!

Since I have all this lovely new makeup to play with I thought I’d share a review of it with my gorgeous readers!

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Remember how much I hate bronzer? Well I’m happy to report that the Jelly Pong Pong Omnibronzer is quite an interesting little product!

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It comes in a faux leather case (this will keep my spare change from getting lost on the bottom of my purse) that you can unzip to get to the actual compact, very chic and cute in the Muse’s opinion! The compact is tiny and quite sweet with the powder on top and a flip lid to reveal the super soft brush beneath. So I’m very weary of bronzers of any kind they just don’t agree with me or my skin however this particular bronzer shows up a lovely healthy peach color on my skin!! I was shocked as the actual color of the powder is a typical brownish muddy color that I detest with a passion but upon stroking it on my cheeks it makes me look quite fresh and healthy! To say I’m impressed is an understatement! I need a back up of this amazing stuff!

The bronzer is a universal color and should work on all skin types! It’s available for $29usd from Jelly Pong Pong and well worth the price tag as it could be the most perfect shade of peach I’ve come across!

Next up the Supermodel Stain which like the Omnibronzer comes in a cute little compact! This compact is super small but has quite a nice bit of product inside! It’s pink in color and features three “models” on the cover (guess that’s where the name comes into play right?). The color I got is Slenderella and I was a bit weary as it’s really a pale shade of pink which would be much better suited to a very fair skinned person! However, I’m happy to report that it works perfectly on my skin tone and it gives me a sweet flush of color! Anytime I use cream stains or blushes I always get the look of “just out of the cold weather” and this is no different it gives my cheeks a bite of color that’s very natural and young! 5 colors are available from the website and each compact is $19usd! The Muse is now lemming Nymphette and Cupcake Pout which both look quite appealing!

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The item I’ve been lemming for a while and wanting to try is the Gourmet Lip Therapy and I’m lucky enough to have gotten my chance to try it in the flavor Real Honey! First of all the packaging on this is ultra cute with a pop up design when opened (you’ll see my pictures in this post for yourself). The actual gloss tastes like I’m slathering honey on my lips minus the stickiness of real honey! It’s quite a slippery emollient lipgloss which is exactly the way I prefer my gloss as it glides on easy and doesn’t leave my lips feeling tacky, sticky and just gross! Gourmet Lip Therapy comes in three flavors and are $16usd!

Jelly Pong Pong Gourmet Lip Therapy
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Love multitasking makeup? I do. On the days I’m too bloody lazy to bother with a full face I turn to the easiest and simplest ways to make myself presentable and pretty! Jelly Pong Pong offers Love Rouge to multitask my way through cheeks and lips in one easy step! Love Rouge is a duo of colors that can be used as a touch of color on your cheeks or a slip of color across your lips! Easy, Simple, Out the door quickly! I love multitasking makeup icon wink $16usd nabs you a cute duo of color to make makeup simple when life is being complicated!

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Teint Sublime is something that actually DOES what Benefit That Gal promises! When I originally seen the color of this I was thinking it was a big no for me. It’s a baby pink that could not look great on me! However, upon trying it I’m shocked to say that it brightened my rather dull skin up and created a nice soft matte finish to my skin for makeup application! Now this is actually to combat skin problems such as dull skin, red spots, etc….however I found it works great as under makeup primer! I even felt like I didn’t need to wear foundation after using it! Interesting little product! It’s available in a variety of formulas to combat common skin problems and in my opinion well worth the price! I do believe I need more of this! $20usd gets you a nice size amount to clear up skin woes and make you gorgeous! I forgot to add the packaging is kinda awesome on this (hey I’m a geek! Packaging sales cosmetics for me)! It’s a cardboard box with a zipper that actually works! How freaking nifty is that? Sorry but these little touches really tickle me!

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One product that fails to wow the Muse was Gloss BonBon! This is a multitasking gloss and cheek stain like Love Rouge. I haven’t actually used it on my face as of yet but I did use it on my lips and didn’t like the texture. It was a really weird chalky gloss that was doing nothing for my lips! I’m curious how it’ll look on my cheeks but I’m not sure after trying it on my lips if it’ll be any better on my face! This is available in a variety of colors for $12usd and maybe one of the other colors would work better on me I’m not sure but this one wasn’t great for the Muse!

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Overall I’d say Jelly Pong Pong has some very interesting little products that I really enjoyed trying out and reviewing for you! My wish list is quite huge after wandering on the site and I feel the urge to do an order very shortly! Stay tuned icon wink I’ll update you with what I get and what I think!

Already a Jelly Pong Pong user and lover? Tell the Muse what you’ve tried and why you love or hate it!

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Early Christmas Shopping Guide

Instead of my normal Steals and Deal entry this weekend I thought I’d present you with an early Christmas shopping guide!

I normally start Christmas shopping around the second week or so of November but so many good deals are around now is a good time to start!

If you’re looking for a special beauty product for your friends, family, or maybe even a neighbor (or hey maybe you’re looking for a little something to spoil yourself) here are some great deals that will please any girly girl on your list!

I’m not partial to it myself but the Sephora Blockbuster Palette would make a great gift for the cosmetic lover in your life! $48usd nabs you an array of goodies and if you happen to purchase it during the Friends and Family Event it’ll cut the cost to $38usd! If you happen to live outside of the US I’d say this is still a good deal because it’ll probably cost about $12-15 to ship via airmail so you end up with about the original price tag when purchasing during the discount!

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The palette includes 64 eyeshadows, 32 lip colors, 7 blushes, one shimmer powder, four applicators, two blush brushes, and two lip brushes! Obviously with all that packed into one very sleek, smart palette it’s a steal and a deal!

It may seem like a weird gift but I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t love a big old bottle of Philosophy Candy Cane Three in One Shower Gel! You can get a HUGE helping of Candy Cane (32oz’s of creamy, minty shower gel) for $25! The 16oz size is normally $20 so, hey, for $5 bucks more go super size and grab a nice large helping to get you through Christmas and beyond! You can nab this large size from QVC just search for item number A69545!

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Since you’re going super size on the Candy Cane you can pick up the 32oz size of Gingerbread Man for $22.80usd! Just search for item number A74732 to nab yourself this deal. The Muse isn’t a fan of this but she can’t disagree on the great price!

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The prices just keep getting lower and for $21.97 you can grab the 32oz size of one of the Muse’s favorite scented shower gels from Philosophy, Cinnamon Buns (I like mixing a little Candy Cane and Cinnamon Bun together! Yum!)! Item Number A61756 grabs you a nice large helping of Cinnamon Buns minus the calories!

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QVC is probably the only place I’ve seen these large sizes available and I can’t begin to say what a great deal they are! My target audience here at Musings of a Muse are from Asia and Europe so a little tip for you my pretties! If by chance you are lemming these fine items the Muse will tell you a nice little secret! You can purchase two or three of these and have them shipped via airmail for a flat rate of $37usd! The prices for the gels are quite obscene Euro side so this will most definitely save you a ton of cash! In your case if you purchased three of these and used the flat rate shipping method it would cost you about $35usd per a bottle which again is a great deal! If you happen to have a friend or family member to split the bottle with you’ll each be paying about $17usd per 16oz which is almost the original price of a smaller bottle here in the US! A good deal all around in the Muse’s opinion!

I’ve already previously mentioned this but it does deserve a re-mention you can get three 16oz Philosophy Shower Gels (these include little gift bags as well!) for $35usd! Purchased separately that would be $48usd! Item Number A5322 gets you all three with gift bags!

A Few Good Men Philosophy Shower Gel Trio Available at QVC
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Here’s another little product that the Muse has previously mentioned but thought was worth a re-mention! Bath and Body Works has a duo of Hand and Body Lotion and Hand Wash for $15usd! These are jumbo 16oz sizes and at $15usd bucks you can’t go wrong!

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A 3.3oz bottle of one of the Muse’s favorite perfumes, Agent Provocateur, will set you back $110 but you don’t have to pay that much for the large bottle! How about saving $33 on the large bottle and nabbing it for $76.99. Sweet deal in the Muse’s opinion! If you (or yourself) have someone very special (like your mum or best friend) to spoil this season this is a posh deal!

You can nab this deal at Costco (Yes, yes I know shopping for AP at Costco isn’t exactly glamerous but hey the price is right!).

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Ok kids get shopping! That’s it for this weeks Christmas Shopping Steals and Deals!

I’ll bring you more as I see them pop up!

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Ready, Set, Save! Sephora Friends and Family Discount is a Go!

Ok pretties! Get your wish lists, shopping lists, and credit cards ready! Sephora Friends and Family Discount is a go!

Promo Code FF2007

Get shopping and after come back to visit the Muse and tell her what you purchased!

PS the good stuff is still in stock if you hurry! Tarte We Wish You Wealth Palette, Sephora Blockbuster Palette, Most of the Givenchy Diamond Collection, Etc…!

Good luck getting what your little heart desires!

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Lush UK Party

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Celebrate good times come on!

The lovely Hilary from Lush UK has arranged a little party for forum members on the UK site and I will tell you from my very mouth to your little ears that the items offered at this particular party are astoundingly good!

As soon as I heard about the party I was dialing up the UK and handing over my wish list to my best mate!

If you’re a Lush junkie, like me, you should know that they are making…wait for it….wait some more…..pause…….don’t forget to breath……exhale….ready? SNOWCAKE SHOWER GEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I almost fell out of my chair when I heard the words snowcake and shower gel together!

You must know that your Muse has a serious addiction to snowcake!

Well Snowcake is making it’s very first appearance in shower gel form tomorrow and the Muse has asked for a nice stack of bottles to be ordered for her (I might need a lifetime amount)!

The Muse is just thinking how gorgeous her hair will smell after washing it with snowcake shower gel! What? Don’t use it as shampoo? I don’t care if it’s a shower gel I’m still using it in my hair!

Ok now that I’m slightly calmer and less excited I’ll give you the run down on what goodies will be available tomorrow from our lovely friends across the pond!

This is a retro party so if you’re a big Lush fan many of these times will take you back!

Jack Froth Bubble Bar Slice
Hot Toddy Bubble Bar Slice
Brandy Butter Bath Ballistic
Noriko Soap
Ghost Writer Ballistic
Snowcake Shower Gel (AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

There may very well be a retro gift as well that contains all of the following items plus a Silent White Bath Bomb!

Forum parties on Lush UK are always quite a fun event and prizes are given away, trivia, and much more! If you’re not a member of the forum you can join by clicking here.

If you don’t know anyone in the UK to order for you it’s ok don’t panic! Lush UK does take phone orders and ships to the US via airmail! Shipping is somewhat reasonable and if you’re nice and polite sometimes they’ll cut you a break! If you’re bonkers and spend $300 on Lush they’ll ship it happily your way for half off the shipping cost! Normally during parties they do half price shipping so when you have a lovely brit rep on the phone just ask what shipping options are available for you!

I’m not sure at the moment if they are taking e-mail orders but I’ll update you with the information as soon as I know! What happens with an e-mail order is you write them with your name, order, and phone number and they will call you back to get your payment information!

Anyway!

Snowcake Shower Gel will happily be making an appearance under the Muse’s Christmas Tree this year!

Grab some for yourself at the Party!

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