Posts From January 2008

The Eggs are Back!

Last year Lush UK introduced five HUGE bath bombs shaped like Easter Eggs! Much to the delight of fans everywhere these massive bath bombs cost a mere ?9.95! Not only did you get a massive egg that you could crack apart and use in the course of several baths but it was also filled with other yummie goodies such as a piece of soap, a bath bomb, or a bubble bar!

This year Lush UK, never failing to delight us all, has brought back the popular eggs!

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Sadly, if you live in the US chances are these won’t be released stateside (last year they weren’t but cross your fingers and toes or move to England). However, the good news is the lovely people at Mailorder UK really love us Americans and allow us to order from them! Sadly, airmail isn’t cheap but these eggs are only ?9.95 so the airmail cost evens out the cost of purchasing a few of these as gifts or just as a gift from yourself (I’m putting on my card, “To the Muse, From the Easter Bunny, your biggest fan!).

As soon as these lovely little eggs hit the Lush UK I’ll be purchasing all 5 for myself (because I’m a greedy little bugger) and an extra 5 to give as gifts to my little cousins (they were a huge hit with my little cousin Alexa last year!).

If you’re unsure what the hell this all means try heading over to my post about the Giant Lush Pud and it might enlighten you what these here Eggs are all about! Click!

A special thanks to the UK Forum member who posted the great scans of the Lush Times Spring Catalog! If you’re a member of the UK forum you can see her post by clicking here.

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Hump Day Steals and Deals

Hump Day: Wednesday, or the hump of the week. The absolute BEST day of the week, the day of maximum hope that maybe, you might make it out of this week alive. A particularly good hump day can last you the rest of the week, and by Doomday morning (Monday) you survive by anticipating hump day.

As defined in the Urban Dictionary.

What better way to celebrate Hump Day then with a few Steals and Deals?

Grab a grab bag of beauty skincare by using coupon code GREATSKIN at Sephora.com or head in store to get one (Purchase required obviously)

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Get a duo of treats from Stila this week! Orders of $75 and up get Free Shipping and a Free Full Size Stila Convertible Color Duo by using coupon code LOVETHAT

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Happy Shopping!

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Jill Stuart Perfume Review

I wanted to do a review on the newest Jill Stuart fragrance for a while now but just kept pushing it towards the back burner. I’m not too good at reviewing perfumes which may be the main reason that I held off so long doing this review! But I finally decided to sit down and review this as it does indeed deserve a review all it’s own!

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It’s not really something you have to run out and purchase. It’s by far the most beautiful in Jill Stuart’s perfume line in regards to the gorgeous bottle however the scent isn’t particularly unique or exciting.

I’d really like to take a moment to say that the packaging on this is outstanding. The bottle is a heavy glass with beautiful silver etching all along the bottle with little diamonds embedded into the silver! The topper is lovely as well and equally as heavy as the bottle and shaped like a diamond. The entire bottle really lights up my vanity and matches perfectly with my other beautiful pieces from my Jill Stuart Cosmetic Collection (Click here and here to see more of my JS Collection). They really went all out on the bottle’s design and it’s just gorgeous.

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Sadly, the fragrance doesn’t match the design of the bottle! It’s nice enough I suppose but I expected something a bit more dramatic. It’s a very soft floral that contains notes of Peony, Green Apple, Lemon, Musk, Amber, and a few more bits. To be honest I thought it’d be more of a fresh scent in lending with the apple and lemon but it’s more of a light floral affair. To me it smells like some sort of floral shampoo. When I first spray it I get a bit of rose but after it dries down the Peony really is the deepest note that I’m smelling quickly followed by Gardenia.

The fragrance is available in Eau de Toilette only but don’t let that sway you from purchasing as it does linger quite long and has a nice throw unlike some EDT’s which get sucked up by my skin and fail to linger. The smaller bottle I purchased was 4,800 yen while the larger bottle is 7,000 yen. Neither is too expensive for Japan. I’d expected it to cost much more Japan side so I was pleasantly surprised at the cost. With tax my small 30 ML bottle cost 5,040 yen, again, surprisely low for Japan in my opinion!

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All in all it’s quite good but not great. This isn’t something I can approve for purchase unless you’re a serious collector of Jill Stuart items. I purchased it because the bottle was so very lovely and I wanted it to compliment my Jill Stuart palettes and such but really you don’t need to run out to buy this as the fragrance really lacks the wow factor. This is a Japanese exclusive as far as I know so you can’t purchase it outside of Japan however at a later date who knows! Plus we have rumors abound of Jill Stuart winging her way to the US possibly soon!??!?

Want it?
Have it?

Tell the Muse!

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Sephora Glitter Spray

Welcome to my newest category, Pointless Products! This is where I’ll post on a occasion when I run across a pointless beauty products. And believe you me plenty are around!

Allow me to christen my new category with my first Pointless Product:

Seriously do people really purchase this!

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No one adores glitter as much as me but the idea of a can of spray glitter sold at Sephora just scares me. This is something a local party store would sell during Halloween right next to the case of silly string!

Unless you’re 13 and going to your first boy/girl party this would be a very pointless product!

The Muse says stop being ridiculous Sephora!

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Off to Vegas for CES!

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Hello pretties!

I’m off to Vegas for CES! Sadly, CES has nothing for the cosmetic lover to muse over however if you happen to be a geek, like the Muse, you’ll be happy to read all about my adventures when I get home! Don’t worry part of my adventure will consist of hitting the MAC Pro store in Vegas while I’m there so it won’t all be about geeky bits!

I go to CES, Macworld, and Defcon (and other geeky conferences I won’t mention here for fear of appearing too much like the nerd I am) almost ever year. This year I’m unable to be away too long from my office due to our renewal season being so amazingly busy! So I’ll be away for two days only minor correction it’ll actually be 4 days if you count the weekend (contrary to popular belief I don’t blog all day! I have to earn my crust somehow and blogging about cosmetics just doesn’t cut it. I actually own and operate my own insurance offices with my sister riding shotgun!).

Some exciting info about CES:

Yoko Ono will be there! I’m one of the few surviving fans (and Paul McCartney’s a fan too! There’s a joke in there somewhere if you’re quick enough to catch my weird sense of humor!) of the Plastic Ono Band! In my weird musical tastes I somehow see the Plastic Ono band as a musical masterpiece! I’m excited to just meet Yoko Ono as I believe she’s responsible for some of John’s better work contrary to the fans that are calling blasphemy at the moment! If you’re a Beatle fan you (like me) probably have a healthy love hate relationship with Yoko Ono so saying she’s responsible for some of John’s best work is ok to admit!

Let’s see who else….Natasha Bedingfield and Mary J. Blige! I’m throwing names out that I think you’ll know because if I start flinging geeks at you chances are you’re going to say “who the hell is she talking about?”.

I haven’t quite dug into my schedule yet and I’m not entirely sure what’s going on during what dates and what I’ll be able to fit in and what I’ll miss but I can tell you a few items that I’m hoping to catch up with while there!

High-Performance Audio & Home Theater Exhibits
Keynote Addresses
Gaming Exhibits
Emerging Technology Exhibits
Robotics
Keynote with Winblows Creator Bill Gates (There would be another joke in that!)
Jerry Yang is doing some sort of keynote speech as well I believe which I’d like to see!
CNET’s Best of CES Awards

I’m quite excited! Wish me luck and maybe I’ll score awesome tech gear as well as amazing cosmetic purchases! I doubt I’ll come home from Vegas without some sort of makeup in tow! However, I can’t promise much as I’m attending with a hoard of geeky guys that are most definately not going to want to take time out to shop for cosmetics but we shall see what happens!

Wish me luck!

See you in a few days icon wink

Happy Weekend!

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