Beauty Bits & Bobs

Beauty Secrets: Rain Checkin’ It!


So….your favorite drugstore brand is on sale or maybe your favorite mascara….maybe it’s 50% Off or maybe they have a buy one get one discount! Likey!

But wait…something goes wrong….

Jump ahead for a secret on drugstore cosmetics!

If your favorite cosmetics are on sale at your local drugstore chances are they might run out of a color you really, really want. Or maybe you’re inclined to stockpile like Armageddon when your favorite brand is being discounted.

The Muse suggests snagging a rain check when this happens. Rain checks normally have no expiration date or are good for a year. That means you can replenish your favorite mascara or foundation at your drugstore when you run out and at the sale price! Just ask the sales cashier for a rain check on so and so product when it’s on sale and stick it somewhere safe. When you’re ready for that new mascara whip our your handy rain check and get it on sale! Normally cash reps write out rain checks for 4 to 6 products so that means they’ll allow you to use the same rain check for six times! The Muse does this when Milani is on sale for buy one get one! She’ll stash away the rain check and use it again when she needs it and not have to wait until Milani is back on sale to do so.

If your favorite color is out of stock during a sale again you can ask for a rain check and get it next week when they restock the display!

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge a great way to take advantage of the system and a really good beauty secret!

Rain checks=likey!

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Drugstore Driveby: Steals and Deals @ Your Local Drugstore for the Week of April 19-25


Jump ahead for the steals and deals happening at your local drugstore this week.


All Revlon Lip Products
Buy 1 Get 1 Free

L’Oreal Eyeshadow or Liner
Buy 1 Get 1 Free

L’Oreal Voluminous, Telescopic, or Lash Out Mascara $4.99

Rimmel Lip Products
Buy 1 Get 1 Free

All Physicians Formula Organic Wear 40% Off the Regular Price

Milani
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off


All Neutrogena Cosmetics 40% Off

Almay Lip Products
Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Covergirl
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off

Revlon Face and Eye Products
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off

Maybelline Face Products
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off


Covergirl
25% Off

Revlon
Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off

Happy Shopping!

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Pieces of Life: Read the Fine Print


Hey Guys!

Sorry to interrupt our normal beauty routine but I just wanted to remind any new (or old) readers that my disclaimer is located on the top of my blog header and you can click through it anytime your heart desires to understand more about my review process, comment policy, etc…….

It’s somewhat silly to have to point this feature out but I suppose it has to be done every now and again! I hope you find the disclaimer helpful and I hope it answers some of your questions about Musings and how it runs.

Also located about the header are About Me, Popular Posts, and other such sub-menus! Do have a click through and again I hope it’s helpful to you.

Cheers!
your Muse

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Yay or Nay: Victoria’s Secret Cosmetics


The Muse is for the most part a supporting fan of Victoria’s Secret Cosmetics. She’s wondering what you think of their cosmetic line up?


Is Victoria’s Secret a Yay or Nay for you?

Find out what I think after the jump!

I generally like almost all of the Limited Edition Collections that Victoria’s Secret puts out. Most of the regular catalog items aren’t particularly wonderful but they seem to go the extra mile with LE products. Most LE items are pretty special packaging wise and quality wise. Which is why I always pick up the LE items.

So my answer? Yay and Nay for this Muse!

Nay on the regular boring line up…not so great packaging wise, not really pigmented enough to oh and ah over, and just nothing special to get hyped about. A bit expensive too for the quality you get.

Yay on the LE items! Def special! Color payoff is normally quite good, packaging is unique and pretty, and quality is generally quite good.

How about you?

Yay or Nay or both?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: Official Stila Back in Business!


It’s official peeps! Stila is back! WWD and BloggingStocks reports that Stila is ready to kick it again.

Jump ahead for the deets!

Recently Stila defaulted on loans from Wachovia and CIT group which lead lenders to foreclose on the company causing chaos for beauty junkies and Stila lovers far and wide.

Stila has been officially sold to New York private equity Patriarch Partners. Stila was originally a label under Estee Lauder but branched out.

BloggingStocks has a report from The Wall Street Journal as saying that “Stila, which maintains a cult following with products such as a browns sugar lip gloss and a pale seafoam blue eyeshadow, joins other high-end niche beauty lines struggling to tempt cash-strapped shoppers. The brand is sold in department stors and through specialty retails such as Sephora.”

Ummm shows how much Wall Street Journal knows about beauty…seafoam blue shadow? brown sugar lip gloss? That’s def not the highlight of Stila.

Again, Lipstick Indicator or Lipstick Economy comes into play in various articles regarding Stila describing how women cut back on pricer items but turn to affordable items such as drugstore cosmetics rather than higher end brands like Stila which accounts for their recent struggles.

Moral of the story kids is Stila’s back! I look forward to it’s growth and success in the years to come. The Muse for one is a fan!

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