Posts From October 2009

Cargo Holiday Collection 2009: Cargo Hands of Hope Collection

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How interesting is Cargo getting lately?   First we had that interesting little Runway Palette and now the new Cargo Hands of Hope Collection inspires dreams of the Mediterranean during a cold Winter night.

Likey!

Jump for a peep.

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Sephora Friends and Family 2009 Coupon Code

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It’s here isn’t it?

Sephora Friends and Family starts today! w00t! Excited? I am. I already placed my order early this morning before the items I want sell out.

Anyway, I’ll be back a little later with a post about what I think are must have plus I’ll be sharing my purchase list with you.

For now here’s the details for Sephora’s Friend and Family 2009.

It’s simple if you never took part that is (god I hope you have). Just enter promo code FF2009 to get 20% Off your entire purchase. Doesn’t matter if you buy 1 thing or 12 things you’ll get 20% Off each and every time.

This is ongoing from October 19th to November 2nd.

Happy Shopping and leave your purchase list in my comment box! Dying to know what you get.

What a great way to start off Monday right?

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Sneak Peeks: Chanel Spring Collection 2010 Photos

Seems way to early to worry about the Chanel Spring Collection 2010 when Halloween hasn’t even passed by yet, gasp.

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But worry we must as photos of the collection are already popping up on popular European blogs. Sheesh that was fast.

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The Muse Thinks Pink: Korres for the Cure Giveaway

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Hey guys!

The Muse had a rather busy day at work today so I’m busy typing this up at lunch and will have it go live late tonight. Happy Weekend…it’s only 12 but I’m gearing up for my weekend, can barely wait. What are you up to this weekend? I’m heading to Skull Island with friends, yea as if I don’t have enough zombies in my life. Gonna get some apple and pumpkin picking in too! Plus I’m dying to see Where the Wild Things Are, prob see that tonight, anyone wanting to see it? Comic Con totally went bust on me…that’s a long story…and dramas, first year I’m not going but meh other things to do.

Anyway!

More important things to discuss….

As you know I’m Thinking Pink for the entire month of October to bring awareness to Breast Cancer and how this disease is more common than most of you realize.  In my fight for the cure I’m donating $200 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I’m not the only one donating funds and time to Breast Cancer this month.  One of my very favorite brands, Korres, has also joined in the fight for a cure and has some incredible “pink” offerings on their site to raise both awareness and funds for their charity of choice.   A few days ago I told you all about the Korres Lip Kits for the Cure.  These are a mere $19.50, include three fab Korres products, and 10% of the proceeds goes to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.  As if that wasn’t enough Korres is deducting 20% Off all it’s “pink” products in October by using promo code GOPINK.

Shop Pink with Korres by visiting  www.korresusa.com

Korres has been very generous to Musings and sent along a package full of love and pink products to give away to readers.   This prize package includes a total of eight Korres products and will be given away at the end of the month.

To enter to win you can do a few things.

Follow me on Twitter.

Stop by, say hi, chat with me.  I don’t bite.   I procrastinate daily on Twitter so it’s a rather awesome way to get some one on one time with me. It’s particularly an awesome tool when I’m not answering emails for months at a time (my inbox is ridiculously packed).

Following me on Twitter gives you a single random chance to win the prize package.

Secondly, go ahead and comment. Tell me what the weather is like on your side of the planet, tell me your experiences with Breast Cancer, heck tell me what your fav Korres products are…anything, everything, chat it here and you’ll be randomly entered one more time to win.

And lastly for every $1 you donate using my chip in widget you’ll have additional chances to win. Two chances by using the above methods and $1 gets you a third chance, $2 gets you a fourth chance, and so on and so fourth. Proceeds with be donated to my charity at the end of the month.

Now…you wanna know what you’ll be winning right?

It’s alot, Korres went crazy with the love package they sent over.

Here’s the deets.

This prize package will include:

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes ($12.50)
Pomegranate make up removing wipes, that gently yet effectively remove make-up, cleanse and tone the skin leaving it refreshed
• Oil free formula that provides effective cleansing with no greasy residue
• Pomegranate extract ,rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant, defends skin against free radical damage while also providing moisture

Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing Cream Gel ($29.50)
Pomegranate Lightweight Moisture Balancing Gel that lightly moisturizes and tightens pores, balancing the skin
• Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Zinc balances skin by regulating oil production. Its antibacterial action effectively mattifies oily areas while allowing dry areas to stay perfectly hydrated
• Carob tree polysaccharides moisturize and hydrate the skin while also fighting the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
• Provitamin B5 provides long-lasting hydration, leaving a flawless finish
• Avocado, Macadamia and Jojoba oil nourish and comfort the skin while allowing it to breathe
• Naturally derived Vitamin E provides an Antioxidant, moisturizing and softening boost

Korres Cherry Full Colour Gloss in 23 ($16)
Long-lasting, creamy, semi-sheer formulas in wearable and vibrant shades. Go natural with NEW naked shades!
• Cherry Oil moisturizes lips, prolonging the wear and giving a high-shine, non-sticky finish
• The natural active Jojoba Oil smoothes fine lines and deeply hydrates the lips
• Potent antioxidant Vitamin C and E prevent free radical damage and repair the lips

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Scrub ($19.50)
Pomegranate deep cleansing scrub removes dead cells and surface impurities without irritating or stripping the skin, revealing a radiant complexion
• Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Naturally derived and perfectly cylindrical Olive stones effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and clean pores, helping to prevent blackheads
• Aloe vera, a historically established medicinal herb, that soothes and heals skin
• Marigold extract, a known skin healer, that helps to calm irritation

Korres Little Body Butter Quince ($9.50)
Scent: Fruity, spicy
Feel: Uplifting Luxurious, smoothing body butter, clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and antiaging action.
• Quince Body Butter is enriched with Shea Butter to soften, moisturize & restructure the skin.
• A proprietary blend of Sunflower, Almond & Avocado Oils restores skin’s elasticity & smoothness.
• Quince extract acts as a soothing agent to heal and nourish stressed skin.
• Little size is travel approved.

Korres Body Butter Quince ($21)
Scent: Fruity, spicy
Feel: Uplifting Luxurious, smoothing body butter, clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and antiaging action.
• Quince Body Butter is enriched with Shea Butter to soften, moisturize & restructure the skin.
• A proprietary blend of Sunflower, Almond & Avocado Oils restores skin’s elasticity & smoothness.
• Quince extract acts as a soothing agent to heal and nourish stressed skin.

Korres Zea Mays Blush in 16 ($22)
Beautifully pigmented blushes give skin a radiant and healthy glow.
• Soft, creamy texture that allows for effortless, uniform application
• Formulated with the Korres proprietary botanical blend of phytosteroles, soy, and licorice that delivers a smooth, long-lasting glowing finish

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Mask ($24.50)
Pomegranate Detoxifying natural clay mask that removes harmful impurities and diminishes pore size while maintaining hydration
• Pomegranate extract ,rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• White argil clay quickly absorbs pore-clogging oil, toxins and impurities while gently exfoliating dead skin cells
• Zinc balances skin by regulating oil production. Its antibacterial action effectively mattifies oily areas will allowing dry areas to stay perfectly hydrated
• Lactic Acid, a natural AHA, gently exfoliates without irritation revealing younger skin
• Jojoba oil nourishes and hydrates, leaving the complexion velvety soft

As you can see the prize package is huge. You’re entering to win all of the products not just one. They come as a complete set. This contest is open to US readers only, I’m sorry International readers, please see my other Think Pink contests as these are open to you.

A special thanks to the kind folks at Korres for supplying the Muse with a fabulous prize package. If you’re supporting pink this October I hope you’ll join up and indulge in your fav products at Korres and support them in their bid to raise funds for their charity. Korres is a brand near and dear to my heart so it’s a great pleasure to team up with them on this giveaway. Do search back through my old posts as I have many reviews and swatches of the products featured here.

Good Luck!

Note: A winner has been selected and notified via email. Giveaway is closed.

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Lavshuca Holiday Collection 2009

Lavshuca’s main portal has yet to be updated but the Kanebo product pages are slowly being updated with the new offerings for Holiday 2009.

Lavshuca Holiday Collection 2009 is interesting, particularly because of it’s large size.  While many Japanese brands embrace coffrets or smaller releases for the Holiday, Lavshuca went all out with 12 shades of brand new shadow.  This is quite a large offering for the Holiday considering that Spring Collections launch very early in Japan.  You’d think with Spring right around the corner that Lavshuca would not go for such a huge release but nope….it’s a big one.  Compared to last year’s very small coffrets this should please many a fan of Lavshuca.

Lavshuca Custom Selective Eyes will be available as of November 1st in Japanese drugstores and feature a slide-out drawer design.  This is another revamp for Lavshuca and would be about the third time the packaging has changed since it’s debut.

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Although the duals are very exciting one must not forget that duos are old hat to Lavshuca as they have been done before just not in this interesting packaging.  It’s difficult to be so blunt and honest when I love Japanese Cosmetics so much but the fact is aside from the very cute packaging the colors themselves are highly uninteresting and if you already own a few Lavshuca palettes the fact is they are easily duped from past colors.

I must admit that I am very excited about this release and MAY indulge in one maybe two palettes at most but the shades do ruin the release for me slightly.

Also releasing are 12 shades of Lavshuca Lips N Shiny Lipstick and 10 shades of Jewel N Color Lipstick.

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My mind is on the Jill Stuart Coffret at the moment which I know I’m leaning towards but as of yet I’m truly finding Holiday in Japan uneventful so far.  But we shall see.  I look forward to hearing about Korean releases and seeing where that leads particularly Etude House although I notice Spring with Etude House is the best release of the year for me.

Overall, I love Lavshuca initiated such a huge release but even I admit I miss a really “special” release for the Holidays.  See last year’s review to understand what I mean by special.

On a side note the current conversion rate from yen to usd is very good so I really should be busy hauling what I missed over the last year when the conversion was flowing rather badly.  As of last convert we are breaking practically even dollar to dollar.

What do you think?

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