Beauty Bits & Bobs

Pieces of Life: the Cheap Edition


Two bucks for a satchel? 4 for a box? Word.

Dudes, sit tight and listen to my tale of cheap!

Ok, last night I was wandering around Sephora and loaded my cart up with stuff I didn’t really need. As I was getting ready to check out I clicked up on my samples and proceeded to select the gift box option. I always get the box as I use the awesome Sephora gift boxes for storing bits and bobs. They are such sturdy boxes, they make a great organizer for little pieces of makeup and other items.

After selecting all my options and punching in my debit card number I was about to hit submit when I realized my total was a tiny bit off. Hmmm wonder why?

Turns out that gift boxes and satchels are no longer free at Sephora. For serious. Now it’s $4 USD for a gift box and a satchel is $2 USD. Ummm so not cool. Ew. I was being totally cheap so I removed the box option and was about to go for the satchel when I realized that they were charging for that too! Damn. Oh well I suppose I can understand charging for the box but the satchel was a bit on the ridiculous side.

To add insult to injury I had added the new Korres pack they have for free with your Beauty Rewards. I was quite chuffed about this and was looking forward to getting it. I had over $76 USD in my cart which more than qualifies for free shipping on the items I had purchased. When I added it into my cart they were charging me $5.95 USD to ship all my items but if I remove it shipping was free. What the frack? No likey paying shipping for something that’s free.

Anyway, this was my rant of the day about Sephora. I’m not loving all these changes but I suppose they are necessary in this economy but that doesn’t mean I have to like ‘em!

Grrr!

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Vincent Longo 30% Friends and Family Coupon Code


w00t! Haul days ahead!

Make the jump for the promo code!

Receive 30% Off your total purchase at Vincent Longo until April 2nd using promo code muadiscount

Sweet! I think I’ll pick up the new cream shadows now!

Anyone hauling!?

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Musings of the Day: Returns!

FloridaSweety is back with a brand new video about the best way to return items at a store! I posted one of her videos previously and it got a great response as I think everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. She’s always a great inspiration to get a good conversation flowing so this morning’s Musings is all about returns!


So how do you feel about returning makeup? Do you return it or just give it to friends if you can’t use it?


The Muse isn’t as assertive as FloridaSweety sadly so most times anything I hate ends up in the bottom of my closet in the beauty graveyard. I’m also really bad with receipts and keeping them, I throw them to the bottom of my purse and end up losing them etc….Sometimes I feel comfortable returning at Sephora but most times I don’t as everyone is terribly snotty about returns. Did you every notice what a hissy fit people have at counters and Sephora when you have to do a return? Even with a receipt they get all evil and snotty! Or is that me? This is one reason I absolutely adore shopping on Sephora’s website as it’s free return postage back and no one questions you about what was wrong with the product or gives you an attitude problem about returning it.

I really never could understand why employees get so upset about returns. It’s always a rather big deal whenever I return something and five different people have to come over and look at the item, the receipt, etc….

How about you?

Are you a “return queen”?

Do you avoid returning items?

Tell the Muse!

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Steal It: Stila Lip Glaze Collection

I’m kinda feeling the love for Beauty Crunch’s Stila Lip Glaze Collection!


This awesome collection features 8 full suze Stila Lip Glaze Sticks with a sharpener all packaged together for $17 USD! Sweet Deal!

Colors included are Orange, Peach, Fruit Punch, Black Berry, Brown Sugar, Gingerbread, Berry, and Plum!

Wonder if they taste as good as they sound?

Beauty Crunch warns that I should buy it before I regret it and I imagine they are right as a deal like this can’t last.

Go Steal it kids!

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Beauty Blast from the Past: Pout Beauty Rouge


My inner Brit misses Pout Beauty so very much! Sigh. Especially the Pout Rouge! Those were such a seriously great product!

Why, oh, why did the entire line get flushed? I miss it so!

Available in some great popping shades Pout Beauty Rouge was truly a fab product. Pigmented, silky smooth with a satin finish it gave cheeks a healthy pop of color. It’s one of my favorite blushes and I can’t help but think what a terrible shame it was when Pout went under! The entire line was so fresh and girlish. The rouges came in large compacts with a full mirror and plenty of product for the price.


Le Sigh….Missing you Pout and your brilliant blushes too! I’ll always remember you which is why you deserved your own feature in Beauty Blast from the Past!

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