Posts From October 2008

Philosophy Snowman Shower Gel

Holy Christmas Batman!

I said it before, I’ll say it again, it’s way too bloody early for me to be talking about Holiday and Winter Collections!

Sad sigh!

I want to just enjoy the Fall season a little while longer! Ow well if you’re feeling a bit Christmas-like this beautiful Fall afternoon you might want to head over to QVC and type in item number A86813 and lay your eyes on this:

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Tis Philosophy’s Snowman 3 in 1 Shower Gel! We had the Milk Man, we had the Ice Cream Man, we had the Gingerbread Man…lord knows Philosophy is running out of men to give us! Now they are gifting us with The Snowman!

This is the super-size, 32oz, available exclusively from QVC for $22.49 USD. I personally haven’t seen this little guy anywhere else and it’s possible we may not see him anywhere else for a while!

So if you want him, you’ll have to head over to QVC to nab him!

I’m not sure I’ll purchase him as the reviews I’ve read seem to say he may spell like Philosophy The Gingerbread Man even though his description reads that he’s fresh and frosty!

Hmmm remains to be seen I guess!

We shall see if the Muse gives in to her urges and nabs some Philosophy The Snowman for her very self!

For now you can visit QVC and read the reviews for yourself and come back to tell me what you think!

Want him for yourself?

Tell the Muse!

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Philosophy Holiday Collection 2008

Philosophy Green Apple Shower Gel Review

Philosophy The Haunted House Review

Philosophy Fall Collection 2008


Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer Review

Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser Review

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Ralph Lauren Notorious Review

I’m always so terrible with my fragrance reviews but I couldn’t help but want to test out and review Ralph Lauren Notorious for you this week!

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It’s been a while in between my Ralph Lauren purchases and normally I indulge in his “fun” scents like Ralph, Ralph Rocks, Etc….however I took a step way up the ladder of sophication when I tried out Ralph Lauren Notorious for the first time last week! It’s seen been a staple fragrance in my wardrobe for the over a week since using it.

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It is an Eau de Parfum which makes the staying power fantastically long wearing while lingering throughout the day and into the night! Two squirts pretty much gets me well into the evening which is especially good considering how my body chemistry sucks up fragrance extremely quick leading me to have to re-touch up throughout the day.

The scent is a very provocative, oriental blend that has traces of fresher notes like Italian Bergamot and Vanilla. It’s sophisticated enough for evening wear but manages to keep a lighter side that’s perfectly lovely for a work day as well. I was slightly frightened of the drydown notes of patchouli however it remains timelessly elegant.

The price is affordable at $45 USD for a 1 oz bottle of Eau de Parfum and the scent is works very well as a day or evening fragrance! All in all Ralph Lauren Notorious definately gets my seal of approval for purchase! Even thought it’s outside my normal, I really liked this one alot and Muse Approve it for purchase!

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You can learn more about Notorious by visiting the Ralph Lauren site.

Tried it?

Love it?

What are your favorite Ralph Lauren fragrances?

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Clean Summer Review

Harajuku Lovers Fragrance Review

Demeter Tootsie Roll Cologne Spray Review

Benefit B-Spot Review

Beauty on a Budget: Twice as Clean Gift Set Review

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Paul & Joe Disney Collection US Debut

Remember when I reviewed the very popular Paul & Joe Disney X Collection back in the Spring?

Refresh your memory…CLICK!

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GREAT news if you were loving the collection but didn’t have the means or the way to get it when it was released in Japan!

It’s coming to the US and making it’s debut this November!

Isn’t that fantastic?

You’ll be able to purchase the entire line up in November at your local Paul & Joe location!

Keep checking the Paul & Joe US portal for more information and locations where the collection will be available for purchase!

UPDATE:

Further information about the collection guys!

It is available as of November at Bergdorf, you may want to call ahead and see if they have a list as I predict it’ll sale out very, very, very quickly. Here’s the number: 1-800-558-1855

The pricing on the items is about the same as when it was available in Japan just a shade cheaper by $3-$4 which is great news as the pieces are priced to own in my humblest opinion!

Pricing is as follows:

Face Color-$36 USD Each
Milky Lip Treatment-$18 USD
Protective Hand Cream-$24 USD

Since I already own the collection, I’ll go ahead and Muse Approve it for purchase! You must grab this one when it becomes available, you won’t be sorry!

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Want it?

Happy it’s finally available in the US?

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Spring Collection 2008: Paul & Joe Disney X

Paul & Joe Disney X Review and First Impressions

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The Demise of NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi

A kind reader, Elena, pointed out last week NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi had disappeared from the shelves and was clearance’d out at her local Target!

GASP!

Could this be true? Was the Muse’s prediction of the demise of these lines at Target right?

I skipped my way to Target immediately to find out as I was very curious to see what was going on!

Super sleuth, the Muse, is on the case!

I’m unsure where Elena is located but it looks like the lines are all up and available at Target and regularly priced here in New York. I visited two Targets just to be sure but all remains perfectly safe and sound….so far.

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The only thing I noticed that was slightly suspicious is the lit title header on the Pixi display was gone (at both Targets!)…..mmmm could be me jumping to conclusions but is this a hint that they are taking the display down soon?

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Who knows but I’m definately keeping my eyes peeled for new develops as I’m dead curious if the lines will make it or break as predicted by yours truly!

Have you seen Pixi, NP Set, or Jemma Kid on sale at your local Target?

No? Think the lines will last much longer before hitting the sale bin?

Tell the Muse!

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Target Steps it Up and Introduces NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi to it’s cosmetic line up!

Pixi Eye Beauty Kit Review

NP Set Lipgloss Compact Review

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Victoria’s Secret Heidi Klum Collection

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Heidi is back at Victoria’s Secret with her second line up of limited edition cosmetics inspired and named after her. Last year’s collection was ho-hum but this year some interesting pieces have cropped up however I think I’ll wait till the semi-annual to indulge!

Last year’s mosaic eye palette is replaced with a brand new eyeshadow quad in shimmering shades of black and green. Green appears to be the dominant shade in the collection as it’s also available in a shimmering glitter liquid liner! The price on the shadow palette has risen from $18 USD to $20 USD however the rest of the line remains the same cost.

Heidi Klum Collection Eyeshadow Quad $20 USD
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Heidi Klum Collection Glitter Liquid Liner $10
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The lip items in the collection haven’t changed to much from last year as they are both nude shades. I actually like the prior releases as they were a bit more peachy and flattering compared to the completely nude look they are going for this year.

Heidi Klum Collection Lipgloss $10 USD
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Heidi Klum Collection Lipstick $10 USD
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And finally the piece I really have my eye on is the blush which is made up of three shimmering shades for a highlighted, sun kissed look! I really like the looks of this and think it’s the best item released in the collection! Last year they didn’t release a blush color so it’s nice to see they added one in plus kudos for creating such a beautiful blush!

Heidi Klum Collection Blush $22 USD

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All in all the collection is nice enough but I’ll probably wait on it to see what the cost looks like after it’s on sale! The only item that really catches my fancy is the blush and possibly the palette!

Indulging yourself?

Tried last year’s collection?

Love this?

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Victoria’s Secret Heidi Klum Collection 2007

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Face Palettes Fall 2007

Victoria’s Secret Diamond Collection Review


Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Brilliant Lipshine Lipgloss Review


Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Round Up Review

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