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Recycled Beauty: Boots No7 Cleanse and Care Eye Makeup Remover

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A few months ago I did a review on Boots No7 Cleanse and Care Eye Makeup Remover that wasn’t exactly a raving one however let me direct you to your local Target or CVS to pick up a bottle of it for yourself.

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Seriously.

Go.

It’ll put you back about $7-$8 USD but it’s prob the best amount of money you’ll spend on an Eye Makeup Remover once I tell you the greatest way to use it.

Here’s what you should do:

Go and grab a bottle, go home, unscrew the top, and dump the entire contents of the bottle down the drain.

Don’t worry, don’t worry! Have I ever lead you astray?

Now fill it back up with your favorite brand of eye makeup remover (in my case I filled it with Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover).

Presto! You have an awesome bottle for your eye makeup remover now. Ok, ok so it seems really wasteful to dump out the entire contents of a bottle but honestly the bottle alone is worth more than the remover inside!

I’ve searched a few places to find a similar style empty bottle but haven’t had much success locating one so when I reviewed the Boots a few months ago and ended up hating it with a passion the next logical thing to do was dump out the contents and reuse the sincerely awesome bottle.

Muse, what’s so awesome about the bottle anyway?

The bottle has a pump style applicator similar to those you’d see on some face creams or eye creams. This simply makes an awesome, easy, simple, and mess free way to pump a few squirts of eye makeup remover onto a cotton square and go to work removing your makeup!

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I’ve noticed my bottle of remover lasts longer now that I’m not tipping the contents on a square and spilling it all over the place!

Why the hell hasn’t anyone else thought of this great bottle for removers? It sincerely works a treat and is money well spent in my humblest of humble opinions. Plus you can just keep topping the bottle off as you run low. Unscrew, fill, and Bob’s your Uncle!

The Muse likey a simple way to use her eye makeup remover and although Boots remover sucks the bottle gets a big old Muse Approval for purchase!

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Try it out! Promise you’ll love it!

P.S. If you’re feeling major guilty about dumping the contents of the bottle out just use the remover! When it’s finished pour in your own remover!

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Making the Most of Your Urban Decay Primer Potion

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

It’s that special time of the year again kids!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Wahoo!

That means you can head into your local Nordies starting July 18th to nab yourself some seriously awesome, unique beauty finds!

Over 100 brands are participating this year including MAC, NARS, Juicy Couture, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Philosophy, and many more!

These brands all offer up some Nordstrom Exclusive beauty finds that won’t be available elsewhere so it’s a perfect time to nab yourself a unique beauty find and some are even a Steal and a Deal!

Here’s some items that caught my eye that I might be indulging in this Thursday (you could have begun pre-booking these items as early as June 23rd but I normally like to wander into Nordies and see them for myself on the date of release!):

Bobbi Brown Cocoa Mauve Collection

A really fab collection of awesome Bobbi Brown finds can be found within the Cocoa Mauve Collection that is exclusive to Nordstrom. This kit is $65 USD and comes with a Travel Case, Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Cocoa Mauve Ink, Creamy Lip Color in Berry Mauve, Metallic Eye Shadow in Iced Mauve, and Blush in Sand Pink.

The total cost is a considerable discount from what you’d pay by purchasing each item separately as Bobbi Brown is far from inexpensive!

As you can see below the model is sporting the entire look and looking very posh! I particularly like this collection as the look created is very similar to what you can get using the Bobbi Brown Mauve Face palette I recently review. At $55 USD it’s a bit pricey for the palette so this is rather a nice deal at $65 USD where you get quite a good deal more to do a complete look including a gel liner!

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This one is on my wish list!

Dior has released a special limited edition palette for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which is entitled Dior Gaucho. I’ve VERY tempted by this but I have so many Dior palettes in my beauty arsenal collecting dust it would be a shame to indulge my inner demon of need. However, I am tempted. The colors are simply yummie for the upcoming Fall and at $55 USD the price is not bad at all!

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If you’re wanting the palette I’d highly recommend doing your ordering from Nordstrom as you can get a free deluxe sample of Dior Black Out Mascara with your $50 purchase!

Now here’s one we have all been waiting on! Nordstrom’s Exclusive MAC Collection entitled Color Forms! Don’t lie to your Muse and say you aren’t excited about this collection because I’ll call your bluff! Ok, ok maybe it’s not THAT exciting! I’m actually kinda sorta excited about it. I’m very interested in the eye palettes as they are a design we haven’t yet seen from MAC and I’m intrigued by the lipstick as well! And I do so admit that the piggies get me hyper enough to warrant the use of a paper bag to catch back my breath after have a mild case of hyperventilation. It’s definately unique and I’m positive I’ll score a few items from this release!

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As always this is a great time to nab some killer deals on brushes! I’ve always raved about how fab the brush sets are and now is a good time as any to nab some fine brushes at 75% off the original prices. Yes, some people do rant that the mini size aren’t as great as the full size but the Muse says don’t listen! The smaller size is just as good as the full size plus it’ll only cost you about $10 USD per a brush in these kits! That’s a sweet steal and a deal in my opinion!

Spoiler:

The Muse says don’t feel too special when you pick up MAC Colour Forms for yourself. Although it’s advertised as a Nordstrom Exclusive it does make its way across the board and ends up in Singapore, Japan, and other locations outside of the US so definately don’t buy into the “exclusive” keyword with this collection.

I spy with my little eye a giant bottle of Philosophy Purity! My all time favorite size of Philosophy Purity is making it’s way to Nordstrom!

This little guy (I use the term little loosely) was only every available from QVC and sadly for the longest time it’s been MIA but now Nordstrom has gone and slapped an exclusive on it, jacked up the price by $10 USD or so dollars, and has made the Muse a happy Muse! I love this size. I go through gallons of this stuff anyway so why not grab the 32oz size! Hey, the economy isn’t doing so well right now why not indulge in a larger size cleanser right?

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Wish list anyone?

Bare Escentuals never fails to make me gasp in absolute horror lately at it’s jacked up prices. But hey it’s the brand that I love to hate (price wise only of course). I love BE like I would a younger sibling, I like to talk down to it but that doesn’t mean I don’t care very deeply for it! Bare Escentuals In Fashion Nordstrom Exclusive is by far the most overpriced set I’ve seen to date from BE at $75 USD. I’m truly shocked. The price tag makes me cry out in pain however it doesn’t stop me from saying “ohhhhh look at the pretty colors” as drool drips from my mouth! The set looks quite breathtaking! This is an 8 piece set that includes Radiance All Over Face Color, Eye Shadow in Bahamas, Liner Shadow in Caviar, Blush in Escape, Lipcolor in Bavarian Cream, a Flawless Radiance Brush, Double Ended Precious Eye Brush, and a gorgeous clutch bag to store it all in!

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Got $10 bucks? Nab a cool steal with the Evian Facial Water Spray Set! Get 1 Full Size Evian Facial Water Spray and a second mini travel size one for $10 USD!

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The Muse likes the price! Definately on the wish list!

All in all I see some really great buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and plenty of ways to get more for less! I’ll be indulging this Thursday when all of these items hit stores (do check with your counter as they may already be available)!

Click on over and have a look at items that I didn’t mention in my post available during the sale!

Are you shopping for Nordies Exlusives?

What are you hoarding, hauling, and stashing away?

Excited about MAC?

Loving the Bobbi Brown set?

Wanting something I didn’t mention here?

Tell the Muse!

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New NARS Makeup Brushes

NARS has introduced a few new brushes to it’s line up that have most definately caught my eye!

One in particular that I’ve been lemming for a while now is the NARS Ita Brush 28. This brush looks superb for a light dusting of shimmery bronzer, powder, or blush!

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Although the Ita Brush has been around for a while it deserved a mention since it’s just now popping up in Sephora stores around here.

If you’re seeking the latest, greatest, and brand new you might want to reach for the new NARS Botan Brush which looks simply lovely. This is an ultra large kabuki brush that’s made for buffing powder into the skin! Since I’m currently trying to convince myself that I should be loving minerals this brush appeals big time! At $75 USD the price makes me wince so the possibility of actually buying this are slim but one never knows as the Muse has been known to shell out as much as $50 for a good brush, sometimes its just worth it!

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And finally if you’re looking to tote it all along with you or you’re just a fiend for NARS you might want to get your greedy hands on the new NARS Travel Brush Set. For a mere $170 USD you can do up your makeup in style with six brushes from NARS and a travel case.

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I’m not particularly enamored with this kit’s price or the brush roll but if you’re a NARS fan it might very well be on your wish list!

All in all a nice selection of new brushes from NARS to keep your face happy and your makeup skills hone.

Want ‘em?

Loving one in particular?

Too expensive?

Tell the Muse!

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Check out more NARS news and reviews by clicking on some popular posts below!

Click here to find out why NARS Nail Polish in Schiap is my Summer Must Have color!

Check out more Summer Must Have makeup with my review and rave for NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave!

Click here to discover why I am loving the Sephora Exclusive NARS Orgasm Nail Polish and Lipgloss Set!

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Fusion Beauty Skin Fusion Set

I find myself lemming this set from Skin Fusion:

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I always get roped in by the promise of flawless, gorgeous skin! I’m not sure I even understand the point of the kit as it contains a liquid foundation plus a mineral foundation plus some sort of blush I think!?

I’m confused.

But that doesn’t matter much considering I still feel the need to plop this in my cart and find out for myself what it’s all about!

Maybe if I convince myself I’m doing a $56 USD favor for the greater good of cosmetic lovers everywhere!

What do you think?

Want it?

Deranged as your Muse?

Tell me about it!

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Happy 4th of July!

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It’s a long weekend for the Muse as the fourth falls tomorrow! Yay! I’m closing my office early today and heading upstate for a long weekend of fun!

How about you guys? Any plans for the 4th?

This week has been a bit of a slow week for Musings! Apologies for that but life sometimes comes before blogging!

Up and Comming @ Musings:

  • I have quite a few things to get through in the way of reviews and I should be starting on a few Fall Collections shortly that I’ve picked up!
  • I still have to blog the latest and greatest from MAC as I am very slow pumping those reviews out! Sorry guys!
  • Japanese Fall Collections are popping into stores soonish so I’ll be hauling that stuff and reviewing shortly!
  • Etude House’s Summer Skincare will be featured shortly as well!
  • I’ll be sharing my latest awesome, foundation discovery that a friend recommended me a while ago and I’m absolutely loving! Can’t wait to share it with you! It’s amazing!
  • I’ll be doing a BB Cream article very soon that everyone has asked about but I’m currently waiting on a few new brands that a lovely reader rec’ed me. Those are being airmailed to me shortly so expect a round up post very soon!
  • I have the new Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation and a new concealer pen that the lovely Laura picked up for me awaiting my review! Expect these two reviews to be live on Monday!
  • The Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit and the Amazing Cosmetics Kit will be done in a comparison post shortly! Very fun post hopefully!
  • I have some news about RMK that I’ll be sharing with you shortly which I’m sure my lovely Singaporeans already know about!

And finally I have a few other bits and bobs laying around I’m dying to share with you guys! Have a product you’re dying to hear a review about? Tell the Muse!

For now the Muse is ready to close up shop and get some relaxing in! Here’s some link love from some past popular posts! Happy Reading!

Feel the bite of DuWop’s new Cheek Venom! Click here to read my review!

Put some pop into your cheeks with my Aromaleigh Rocks Mineral Blush Review!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy watching some MuseTV about my storage and huge stash of cosmetics!

Who doesn’t love a good highlighter in the Summer for our cheeks and face? Enjoy my review on Esprique Precious Illuminate Nuancer!

Remind yourself how much I love Clio Blushes by reading all about them! Click here for the details!

Since Fall Collections are popping up everywhere you might as well have a quick visit to remind yourself what a great collection Anna Sui released last year! Click on over and read my ravings about the Royal Romp Pressed Powder!

Watch a bit more MuseTV and see my Japanese Fall Collection Haul from last year!

Check out Givenchy’s Cache Cache Eye Palette released last fall and find out why I loved it!

Happy Weekend wherever in the world you are!

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