Beauty Bits & Bobs

Beauty Discovery: Phoenix Cosmetics

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I just discovered Phoenix Cosmetics today. Never heard of the brand prior to this but it looks promising!

Jump for it!

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At 21 years old Phoenix Renata has done what many of us dream about doing, she created her own cosmetic range and owns two boutique stores in Auckland.

Although the line is not incredibly extensive what I did see looked promising. Packaging wise it’s very standard but products seem pigmented and if Phoenix’s makeup is anything to go by (above photo) I could get on board with such a fresh, fun look.

One item in particular that caught my eye was the Phoenix Cosmetics Pixie Shimmer Powder available in 7 shades looks like it will make a rather nice blusher!

Although not available globally, Phoenix promises that it could happen soon according to her interview at Mind Food. I’m waiting when it does…!

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This or That: Cheap Alternatives

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Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

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Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

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$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist….

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$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Mist….you do the math!

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By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

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Try Smith’s Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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Beauty Babblings: Sephora France Shampooing Shampoo

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Ha and you thought that Sephora US had some stupid offerings! Check out Sephora France’s Shampooing Shampoo.

It’s a shampooing shampoo which basically means it’s a shampoo you can shampoo with. Cool right?

Um clearance rack anyone?

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Available in 14 scents this is a mild shampoo from Sephora France.

Ok, ok I admit that I’m eager to start shampooing my hair with shampoo that has scents like Chocolate Praline and Vanilla Creme Brulee. Maybe Sephora France does have the upper hand here.

Want it?

Can’t have it, exclusive to Sephora France sadly.

No worries maybe the shampooing craze will catch on and Sephora US will start carrying these and we can all indulge when they hit the clearance rack for a buck.

Likey!

What do you think about Sephora releasing shampoos?

Yay or Nay?

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Beauty News: Crabtree & Evelyn Files Files For Bankruptcy

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Crabtree & Evelyn filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday making it the latest to succumb to the poor economy.

Read ahead for the details!

The company currently operates 126 stores in 24 states and employs around 950 people. Although they are filing bankruptcy they are not going completely out of business but will be reorganizing the way they do business which will include closing several stores.

Crabtree & Evelyn is a specialty shop and with larger offerings from stores such as Bath and Body Works offering items at a cheap price it must be difficult to keep business up. I’m saddened to hear this news and have hopes with time the company will prosper once again.

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Beauty Most Unusual: Horny Remover

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The Muse has confessed on occasion her elbows do indeed get dry and rough however she’s unsure if she’s up for removing that roughness with a…horny remover?

This simple tool will get rid of all that horny on your elbows. Ah the joys of Asian beauty tools!

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Possibly multitasking for the hub or the boyfriend on nights you have a headache….”here honey use the horny remover!” See? Relationship help and a beauty tool all in one wonder!

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