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Bath and Body Works 20% Off Coupon Code

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Morning…errr…it’s afternoon already isn’t it? Happy Monday! Quickie post telling you that Bath and Body Works is offering 20% Off your total plus guaranteed Christmas delivery so if you’re doing any last minute shopping or just want to score a little something for yourself now would be a great time to do so at a discount!

Yay!

How’s everyone’s Monday going? I just realized that I somehow let Christmas get away from me this year! 10 days left and aside from having my tree and decorations done super, super early everything else is piling up waiting to be done!

Oh the stress! I know I’ve had an epic fail this year in regards to gift idea posts and such! Sorry about that guys! Life has a way of catching up with me and sometimes it’s not always Musings times!

I’ll be back on track soon! Just hang tight!

Love you all and hope your heart is filled with the season!

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Bobbi Brown Holiday 2008: Bobbi Brown Lip and Eye Palette Review, Swatches, and FOTD

Ahh the Muse has gone so natural and neutral lately hasn’t she? But she can’t help herself when Bobbi Brown keeps introducing awesome palettes! The new Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Lip and Eye Palette contains an array of naturally beautiful shades for creating that perfect party look with a tiny bit of pop and a whole lot of elegance.

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The palette contains four Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Colors and four Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyes Shadows in a slick, black compact. I loved the design of the palette as it has the lip colors on top with a pull out draw housing the shadows so everything is kept nice and tidy. The draw designed to hold the shadows pulls out easily and houses the shadows nice and tight.

The shadows are all gorgeous colors with a nice metallic almost shimmery like finish. The shades are all very use friendly and aren’t in the least bit bold or scary so you’ll be getting a soft, natural look from each shade. I wouldn’t say the shadows are necessarily the same in color but I do feel like you can’t combine them to create different looks. The shadows each have an individual color and combining them does nothing but create muddy shades so I would suggest using each shade individually. The $60 USD price tag may be a bit discouraging when faced with only four looks that can be arranged from the four included colors however I took all this into consideration and still felt like it was well worth the price since the looks you can create are truly lovely.

I was a bit put off by the lip colors as I was expecting the same soft, buttery formula that I was recently treated to when I purchased the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection. However, the formula on these was a bit hard and the colors weren’t too pigmented. They weren’t particularly easy to apply and didn’t feel as soft as the ones I originally tried. I was a bit let down by this but after applying and playing around a bit I was happy with how they looked on so I decided to disregard the crummy formula.

The palette contains a lip brush and a shadow brush. Both of which are mini size and fabulous in my opinion. Be it large or small I’m always very impressed with Bobbi Brown Makeup Brushes. I’m particularly a big fan of her lip brushes! Both brushes make applying everything a snap and it doesn’t take a ton of skill or drama to achieve a soft, flattering, work friendly look using the brushes, shadows, and lip colors!

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The shadows included in the palette are:

  • Champagne Quartz (Shimmering beige with touches of pink)
  • Gold Dust (Shimmering Gold)
  • Golden Bronze (Shimmering fleshy peach)
  • Galaxy (Shimmering gray with a touch of a black)

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The lip colors included in the palette are:

  • Berry Mauve (Berry Pink)
  • Pink Sequin (Sheer Peach)
  • Dusty Mauve (Mauve with a heavy dose of brown)
  • Ruby (Off Red almost maroon)

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I’ve reviewed the Metallic Eye Shadows prior to this and it deserves to be mentioned again how great the formula is. For one of my looks below I actually decided to apply wet and I have to say I love how it intensifies the color and gives a foil finish when the shadow is applied this way.

I honestly can’t begin to tell you about my lips. All my looks below are created using everything in the palette but I mixed, combined, and cocktailed all the colors together to create the shades hehe so I’m unsure what I’m wearing! I think that mixing them all together kinda creates some rather nice shades rather than wearing them alone.

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Galaxy
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Golden Bronze
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All in all I absolutely loved this palette! It’s not loud or bold or vibrant but it does create some very soft, flattering looks that are ideal for work or a Holiday party! If you’re scared of bolder shades this will be a perfect pick for creating natural, elegant looks for the season! This one gets a big Muse Approval for purchase! Very worth it and a truly great palette, possibly my favorite of all the Bobbi Brown palettes I’ve tried as of late!

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Vera Wang Look Parfum Signed by Vera Wang Contest!

You were probably privy to this contest last Friday as it got posted back then! I had a problem with the applet I was using for the contest so I had to remove it temporarily!

But…the good news……it’s back and hopefully working hehe!

What is it?

It’s a bottle of Vera Wang Look Parfum Spray which the Muse recently reviewed….exciting right? Even more exciting…..it’s signed by Vera Wang herself! Hyper yet?

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Enter for your chance to win Vera Wang Look Parfum signed by Vera herself by submitting your name and e-mail address below! The contest starts today and ends next Friday at 10 pm! The contest is open to US and Worldwide readers!

Good luck!

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Tarte Friends and Family 40% Off Coupon Code

Snag some Tarte for yourself and friends at a 40% Discount! Yay! Using promo code FF08 and get 40% off your total order at Tarte!

Click to start shopping!

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Victoria’s Secret 20% Off Your Total Purchase

Hey Guys!

If you haven’t already gotten this e-mail you can click and print it out to get 20% Off your total purchase in store at Victoria’s Secret! This is good till December 14th so Happy Shopping!

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