Posts From November 2008

Holiday Collection 2008: The Body Shop Sparkling Seductive Collection

The Body Shop has updated it’s website with the new holiday collection which includes a slew of new makeup items! In particular the new palettes have caught my eye although they do look somewhat matte I have hopes that the title of the collection “Sparkling Seductive” means that the finish has a sparkle! I’m disappointed I didn’t indulge in last year’s palettes as they were quite nice so I keep hope alive that these are equally as gorgeous!

The palettes are $24.50 USD each and come in two variations with five eyeshadows each. The first palette looks warm and second palette has a cooler, evening feel. I’m partially to the warm one with the gold an coral, very nice!

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The collection also includes a sparkle lipgloss in two shades for $16.50 USD each. These aren’t too appealing to me since I’m not big on heavy duty sparkle in my glosses however the dusky rose shade is quite lovely!

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The Body Shop Sparkle & Shimmer Powder Puff looks interesting! This one is a loose gold powder that can be used on face, body, or cheeks! Available for $18 USD.

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And finally two glitter eyeliners are available for $15.50 USD each.

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Although a majority of the collection doesn’t particularly thrill me, I am excited about the palettes and curious about the finish so I will be heading in store to have a little peek for myself!

All in all a rather nice little selection of goodies from The Body Shop!

What do you think?

Want any of it?

Love it?

Not so much?

Tell the Muse!

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Bath and Body Works Friends & Family 20% Off Coupon Code

Ok guys!

Here it is!

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Time to stock up on Bath and Body Works! Bath and Body Works Friends & Family 20% Off is on from now until November 16th! This is the first time I’ve ever seen them do this so best take advantage while you can!

Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget to come back here and tell the Muse what you hauled!

If you’re wanting to indulge in store click here to download and print out the in-store coupon!

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Harajuku Lovers Love Review

They say all we need is love! Personally the Muse thinks all we need is more John Lennon but hey who am I to complain?

In the case of Harajuku Lovers Fragrances it’s possible that Love may be all you need! Love like her name is sweet, romantic and sensual.

Sweet, Caring, and Free Spirited, Love is always off in her own little world. Stepping out in a cute, striped mini dress and fashionable red kicks, Love wears her heart on her sleeve, or rather in her hair! Her scent is reminiscent of a floral bouquet, with notes of pink pomelo rose and creamy vanilla orchid.

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Love starts out with hints of peach but has a slow build up of peony, rose, and jasmine to create a floral dry down that’s laden with hints of beautiful vanilla. When compared with her sisters, she happens to be on the softer side of the scents and carries a beautiful soft finish!

If you like your blends romantic and sensual with hints of soft florals Love is probably all you need! The Muse thought love was a rather beautiful blend of flowers with a tiny hint of sweet peach and a hard base of vanilla that made the blend beautiful for both day and evening! As with all the Harajuku Girls fragrances, Love does contain a good dose of fun!

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Discover all great things about the Harajuku Girls by clicking around below and don’t forget to enter the Muse’s Harajuku Girls Contest!

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Smashbox Rapture Lip Gloss Set Review & Swatches

Oh how I love thee lipgloss let me count the ways!

You come in a wide variety of colors and flavors! You make my lips shiny, glossy, and sometimes even sparkly! You make my lips pop with life and make my teeth look white and bright!

Ahhh gloss…..tis the essence of a beauty junkies life!

That’s why it’s always so exciting when the Holidays roll around and gloss sets start popping up! Variety is the spice of life after all and what better way to get a slew of variety than picking up a gloss gift set from your favorite cosmetic brand!

The Muse was particularly excited about the yummie hues included in the Smashbox Rapture Lip Gloss Set! The set includes six shades of popping lipgloss for the upcoming Holiday season for $29 USD! That’s $4.80 USD per a gloss! Sweet deal right? Plus the shades are some of the best I’ve come across in the world of glossy gift sets!

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The kit includes three of Smashbox’s best selling shades plus three holiday exclusive shades! Shades included are as follows:

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Radiant (Shimmering Deep Rose)
Illume (Shimmering Beige Gold)
Candid (Shimmering Deep Coral Peach)
Ravishing (Bronze Brown with flecks of Gold)
Stunning (Rosy Fuschia)
Lovely (Pale Peachy Coral)

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Although the glosses are super emoilent I do love the fact that are pigmented enough to wear without staining my lips prior. The finish has a slightly hint of shimmer but nothing to dramatic that you’re looking like a disco ball.

Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Lovely
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Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Radiant
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Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Ravishing
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Sportin’ Smashbox Lipgloss in Candid
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All in all the price is quite nice and the selection of colors are amazing which is pretty much what you drew me to the set to begin with. The shades all have a certain coolness about them but can easily be warmed up with a nice blush!

Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift set is available now from www.smashbox.com plus you get Free Shipping on any order and samples! Do check out the rest of the Smashbox Rapture Holiday Collection as the Muse is loving it all!

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Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer Review

A year or so ago the Muse did a post and video about her makeup stash and within that post I blogged about Lori Greiner and how she’s a goddess from above with her awesome storage items and ideas!

A majority of my makeup collection and jewelry collection is stashed away in various storage boxes and armories that I’ve purchased from Lori’s Clever and Unique Creations line. Lori obviously thinks like a woman because her storage solutions are obviously what all of us have been looking for our entire lives! As the name suggests the are clever, unique, and exactly what makeup junkies need to stash away all there goodies!

Not a day goes by that I don’t get at least 2-3 e-mails asking me where I got my storage boxes and one in particular that gets questioned over and over again is the Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer. I thought I’d do a post and review about this particular organized since it’s so chic and holds ALOT of product!

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The organizer is disguised as a beautiful box complete with tassel pull but inside hides an array of awesome little nooks and crannies to stash away an entire wardrobe of makeup! I don’t want to disappoint but this one is currently out of stock on QVC however that’s why the Muse is here to tell you to 1. be on the look out for it on E-bay and 2. be sure to set your Tivo as Lori is often on QVC and this sometimes pops back into stock so you’ll want to grab it while the grabbing is good!

The top half opens to reveal four fold out trays, two on either side of the box. On the left side of the box (the top tier) you have 28 slots for lipsticks, fold this back to reveal two deep comparements for blushes, shadow palettes, etc…..move over to the middle of the box and you’ll have one main compartment for storing small bottles, more palettes, etc…also in the center, divided in half from the main compartment, you have 8 sectioned boxes to hold brushes, eye pencils, etc….on the right hand side (top tier) you have two main comparments for storing more palettes, shadows, etc…and finally on the bottom tier 8 sectioned dividers for holding blushes, shadows, etc….

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As you can see the unit holds tons of product and if your collection isn’t ridiculously large you can probably fit it all safely inside this beautiful box. I actually now have three of these boxes and each is filled to the max! One is in my washroom and the other two are in my spare bedroom or what I’ve deemed “the makeup room”.

When I originally purchased my first unit it was only available in a green print but it’s since evovlved and is available in blue and pink. I’m quite partial to the pink print! I can’t recall exactly but I believe this was around $29.99-$35 USD when I purchased it and as I mentioned it is out of stock at the moment on QVC but it does sometimes slip back in and out of stock so keep your eyes opened!

Lori has a slew of other fantastic cosmetic units and storage ideas so do have a click over and check out her site for ideas on how to get your stash in order!

I have my eye on her new makeup vanity unit which looks amazing and her new mirroed spinning jewelry cabinet which looks amazing!

You can see all of her items by visiting www.lorigreiner.com

I’ve been a fan of her items for many, many years and her entire collection is Muse Approved! I really do sincerely love everything she puts out! Her ideas are simply awesome and I haven’t come across a better place that offers such amazing storage solutions and other great gift giving ideas!

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