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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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Beauty News: Prescriptives Holiday Collection 2009

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Prescriptives goes out with one last big hooray!  Many of you emailed and asked me if the Prescriptives Holiday Collection 2009 would be available for purchase.  I wasn’t certain at the time but good news, Nordstrom has it up and available for purchase and I imagine the Prescriptives site and your local counters will launch shortly as well.

Jump for it!

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The Muse Thinks Pink: Smashbox Pout Lipstick for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Giveaway

As you know this month I am all about thinking pink!   I’m trying quite hard to raise both awareness and money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation which is my charity of choice for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   So far I’ve raised $21 and have plans of donating $200 of my own personal funds to the cause.  I was originally doing a Comment 4 the Cure post which would donate a dollar each time someone posted a comment but I fear everyone got somewhat wrapped up in the giveaway I was doing and forgot to put a comment in that post.   My donation of $200 still remains firm if you do or do not comment but I hope you will consider placing a comment in that post.

To those who have taken a minute out and donated a $1 or more thank you VERY much.  I greatly appreciate it and it’s going to a good cause.

All the giveaways I’m doing this month will run until October 31 and a winner will be randomly selected from those who entered and alerted via email.

Today I’m thinking pink with the limited edition Smashbox Pout Lipstick which is a beautiful way that Smashbox is giving back.   Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Pout will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.   With each purchase of this lipstick a 40% portion of the proceeds will be donated to Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The lipstick is a baby doll pink shade which is quite mod.   It has a custom sleeve which was inspired by the Fashion for the Cure benefit.  The color is highly sought after currently and quite surprisingly talked about on all the makeup forums I visit.

The Muse has teamed up with Smashbox to giveaway one Pout Lipstick to a lucky winner.  In order to enter you can do a few things.

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to my Feed

Comment here (be sure your email address is filled in when you comment)

To double up your chances of winning you can donate by using my chip in widget below.   For each $1 you donate you’ll get one chance to win plus any of the other methods above count for a chance as well.   So….Twitter, Feed, Comment will get you three chances to win plus add $1 and you’ll have four chances to win…or add $2 and you’ll have five chances of winning.   This ups the odds of your chances of winning as you can see. The contest is open to US and International readers.

Good Luck!

If you don’t win you can get the Smashbox Pout Lipstick by visiting www.smashbox.com and purchase it for $22.

The following giveaway is now closed.  A winner has been randomly selected and notified via e-mail.

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Beauty News: E.L.F. Cosmetics At Target

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Beauty news of the day is E.L.F. Cosmetics will soon be available at your local Target.  Interesting news dontcha think?

Starting November 1st E.L.F. Cosmetics will be available at Target on a 3 1/2 foot end cap in the cosmetics section.  The items will be a feature of $1, $3, $5, and $10 E.L.F. offerings in a slick black packaging.

Most of the items available initially will be from the $1 E.L.F. Collection but Spring will feature an updated assortment from the E.L.F. Studio Collection.

I think it’s kinda cool as now you can actually see product rather than look at swatches on the Internet.  I’m a big supporter of online shopping but sometimes I do like to see a product in person before laying my money down.

Are you an E.L.F. fan?

Love the idea of shopping it at your local Target?

Tell the Muse!

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Drugstore Drive-By: October 18 to October 24

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Oi!  Drugstore Drive-By time!  Aside from Halloween decorations and candy (nom, nom!), a whole load of makeup goodies are on sale next week at your local drugstore.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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