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The Importance of Piggie Vials

That quite sounds like a disease doesn’t it? Piggie Vial? Oh my it does indeed!

You might (or might not if you happen to be a MAC Whore like the Muse) be wondering what Piggie Vials are! Piggie Vials are actually Pigment Vials which are smaller containers of MAC pigment. You can only get pigment vials around the Holidays (or at least that’s been the case for the last few years) and they normally come sold in sets of five or so!

Now you might be wondering why I am bringing this up in a blog post! Well I think that the importance of Pigment Vials is underestimated and it’s my job to tell you how important they are!

Pigment vials contain 2.5 grams of pigment in one rather cute little vial! Why is this important? MAC Pigments are so pigmented that a little product goes a long way and vials are the perfect solution to not purchasing a large jar of pigment that will take you literally years to get through!

A normal jar of pigment is 7.5 grams in size and is $19.50 while pigment vials are sold normally in lots of 5 for $29.50. That means you’ll get 12.5 grams of pigment for a nice little price plus it’s a variety of colors you’ll receive and enough product that’ll last you ages and ages!

I’m addicted to pigments and as appealing as large pigment jars are I’d love if MAC started offering pigment vials as a regular catalog item! How great would it be to walk up to your MAC counter and have the option of buying a full size jar of pigment or a vial of pigment!

Until that time comes (MAC are you listening? We want more piggie vials!) I adore picking up the Holiday collections with the 5 very cute vials that allow me to have an array of colors for an inexpensive price tag!

MAC Pigment and Glitter Vials

MAC introduced two new pigment sets this year which are a warm and a cool selection for $29.50USD each!

MAC Curiousitease Warm Pigment

MAC Curiousitease Cool Pigment

The moral of the story is if you’re on the fence or you’re new to MAC and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the vast collection of color why not settle for a gorgeous set of pigments!

Now is a great time to get them as they are up and available for the Holiday Season!

MAC Pigments (big or small) are always Muse Approved!

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Philosophy on QVC

It may sound unappealing but I rock the home shopping boat every year for Christmas! Many people think that shopping from QVC will nab you cheap gifts that are not worth the effort or the money of ordering but that’s not the case! You can nab some great gifts that are inexpensive and quite posh! They also offer great flexible payment options to spread your payments into small monthly payments rather then paying the entire amount right away! Many cosmetic options also have some products that are exclusive to QVC so these are items you can’t purchase from anywhere else!

I’ve gathered together a few Philosophy items that are really great deals in my opinion and maybe they’ll simplify your Christmas gift list!

Philosophy Lemonade 5-Piece Deluxe Set Available at QVC Item Number A18856 $80USD

Includes all of the following items:

  • 16-fl oz old fashioned lemonade shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath
  • 8-oz lemonade body butter
  • 23-oz old fashioned lemonade salt scrub
  • 2-oz lemonade hand cream
  • 0.5 oz lemon-flavored lip shine

Purchased separately this entire lot would run you $91USD

Lemonade isn’t my favorite philosophy Shower Gel but this lot of items will save you $11 if you purchased them separately so not a bad deal!

Philosophy Flavored Lip Collection Available from QVC Item Number A72108 $29.98

Includes all of the following:

  • lip gloss in vanilla birthday cake
  • lip gloss in powdered sugar cookie
  • lip gloss in raspberry sorbet
  • lip gloss in melon daiquiri

Purchased separately each lip shine is $10 which totals $40 for four! You’ll save $10 by getting this set!

Philosophy Amazing Grace Head to Toe 6 Piece Layering Kit Available from QVC Item Number A4518

Includes all of the following items:

  • 8-oz amazing grace shampoo, bath, and shower gel
  • 8-oz amazing grace hair conditioner
  • 8-oz amazing grace firming body emulsion
  • 1-oz amazing grace hand cream
  • 2-oz amazing grace spray fragrance
  • 0.27 oz amazing grace perfume oil
  • 2-oz bonus purity made simple facial cleanser
  • 0.4 oz bonus hope in a jar moisturizer

Some of the items in set set aren’t valued but if you add together the shampoo, conditioner, body emulsion, hand cream, spray perfume, and oil it comes to $87 or more!

Happy Shopping!

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Ulta’s Color on the Go Palette

Hey if the Ulta Blockbuster Palette isn’t enough for you!

How about the Color on the Go Palette which includes 56 Eye Shadows, 30 Lip Colors, 2 Blushes, and 2 Over-All Face Colors!

Ulta’s Color on the Go Palette $19.99 at Ulta.com

I really want someone to prove me wrong about these palettes because they sure do look good but that much product in one place for $19.99 makes a Muse skeptical!

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Ulta’s Holiday Blockbuster Palette

I guess Ulta’s doing it’s own little version of the Holiday Blockbuster Palette and it’s only $24.99! Take THAT Sephora!

Ulta’s version comes with 28 Eyeshadows, 12 Lip Colors, 4 Full Size Lipsticks, 4 Blushes, 4 Nail Polishes, 2 Face Powders, 2 Lip Glosses, 2 Lip Gloss Pots, 2 Eye Shadow Quads, 2 Concealers, 2 Liner Pencils, 2 Shimmer Powders, Applicators, a Removable Train Case, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (I made the last part up).

Ulta’s Holiday Blockbuster Palette


Supposedly it’s worth $195 but personally I’d take a gamble that it’s a lot of cheap makeup with no pigment! Just the Muse’s humble observation (I know I’m cruel but if it makes up for anything I feel the same way about Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette!)!

What do you think?

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What the World Needs Now Is RollerBlush!

You see what the world needs now is NOT love sweet love but Rollerblush!

Yes indeed that’s what we need!

For $10 you can purchase blush on a roll! Flirt Cosmetics offers a roll of blush with sheets you can rip off that hold a sheer wash of blush! Stroke on and PRESTO! you’re gorgeous!

Don’t you love simplicity?

But…the Muse says she might skip this! The general idea of $10 blush on a roll scares me a little bit (reminds me too much of toilet paper maybe!)

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