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Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box Review & Swatches

Ahh variety, the spice of this Muse’s life.

No, not this spice!

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Yeah, well you’re either a geek and totally laughed at that or you’re clueless (Helpful Hint)!

This spice:

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It’s Friends and Family Discount time at Urban Decay! 30% Off your total purchase! Ahhh everyone run around in a frenzy and scream!

I know, I know tis exciting!

In honor of good times at Urban Decay the Muse brings you a review of the brand spanking new Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box! Now you can really run around in a frenzy and get excited!

This new palette contains ten delicious shades of Urban Decay shadow but that’s not all! You also get a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion as well! Ahhh life is good isn’t it?

The Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box contains all of the following shadows:

  • YDK (Mocha with Gold Shimmer)
  • Flipside (Teal)
  • Grifter (Lilac with Silver Shimmer)
  • Uzi (Metallic Silver)
  • Twiced Baked (Dark Brown with Gold Shimmer)
  • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  • Flash (Bright Purple)
  • Oil Slick (Black with Silver Shimmer)
  • Kiddie Pool (Ocean Blue)
  • Half Baked (Golden Bronze)

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The Muse was thinking she should contact Urban Decay and have this renamed to “The Muse’s Box of Favorite Shadows”….has a certain ring to it dontcha think? Most of the shades included in this palette are my top favs from Urban Decay so it’s super nice having them all tucked away in one palette! Great for travel! Likey!

The palette retails for $36 USD but since it’s 30% Off you’ll get it for $25 USD which is $2.50 USD per a shadow….um can you say super deal? If you’re new to Urban Decay eyeshadow here in lays a great excuse to try the shadows out! The shadows have always been a favorite of mine even way before I was a MAC junkie and they remain on the top of my Must Have At All Costs list (another words if I needed desert island essentials…Urban Decay Eyeshadow comes before food and water!). The shadows are pigmented and contain a super dose of wonderful shimmer!

The palette is carefully constructed to avoid a mess which I can appreciate. It has a slick and beautiful bamboo cover that slides upwards to reveal the shadows. Swatch, swipe, and apply with the included brush (although the brush is a tiny bit small so you might want to use your own brush) and simply slide the cover back into place for storage! The design on the cover is a beautiful floral with butterflies and the Urban Decay logo!

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I created three separate looks using the palette but honestly you can get at least twenty separate looks or more if you’re creative!

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Honestly, the Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box is well worth checking out and Muse Approved for purchase! It’ll make an ideal gift for a makeup lover or seriously you know you so want it for yourself! Rather then purchase each shadow individually might as well indulge in this and get ten super shades plus a Urban Decay Primer Potion!

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Sweet!

The Muse loves it and thinks you will too!

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Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes Review

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, gentle cleansing facial wipe look no further! Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are now available at your local Duane Reade for $5.99 USD or less…I say less because I seen ‘em at my Duane Reade for $4.99 USD weeeeeee love a good deal!

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These are quick, gentle cleansing towelettes for removing makeup on the fly even waterproof mascara! These are actually really good for those with sensitive skin as they are uber gentle on skin. Although I simply adore MAC Cleansing Wipes and Biore I do feel like I get slightly dry skin from them and also they sting a tiny bit…weird I know since my skin is so not sensitive but I get a tiny bit of a burning sensation from both and I’m not entirely sure why!

So when I tried Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes I was rather surprised how gentle they were on my skin without any sticky after feel, stinging, or dryness! They are 100% Alcohol Free and Oil Free!

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If you like the sound of a simple, easy and quick wipe that’s budget friendly head on over to Duane Reade to nab some now!

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Love ‘em?

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on10 Disney Snow White the Seven Dwarfs Lip Balm Gift Set

on10 really steps up to the plate with some of it’s new gift sets! Whoa.

The new on10 Disney Snow White the Seven Dwarfs Lip Balm Gift Set totally caught my eye! This contains nine lip balms in all different flavors with a cute little Snow White theme! Ahhhh! Loves it!

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For $38 USD you’ll get:

Ruby Red Grapefruit
Evil Apple
Blueberry
White Vanilla
Peach Blush
Coconut Mango
Grumpy Grape
Cheery Cherry
and for those not so into flavored balms you’ll get one unscented, unflavored balm!

Taking the $38 price tag into consideration you’ll be paying around $4.22 USD per a gloss and honestly that’s a steal considering how good on10 balms are! Sweet!

If you’re not into the entire Disney scene you can nab on10 Life of the Party which includes nine Tootsie Roll themed balms!

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This set includes:
2 Chocolate
2 Vanilla
2 Cherry
Lemon
Orange
Lime

Although they didn’t get creative flavor wise with the Tootsie Roll set it’s still a nice load of product and makes for a great opportunity to split open and share with friends as a little gift or a stocking stuffer!

The Muse can’t help but be excited about these! I think they are ideal for gifts or to spoil yourself!

Love ‘em!

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Bath and Body Works Friends & Family 20% Off Coupon Code

Ok guys!

Here it is!

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Time to stock up on Bath and Body Works! Bath and Body Works Friends & Family 20% Off is on from now until November 16th! This is the first time I’ve ever seen them do this so best take advantage while you can!

Happy Shopping!

Don’t forget to come back here and tell the Muse what you hauled!

If you’re wanting to indulge in store click here to download and print out the in-store coupon!

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Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer Review

A year or so ago the Muse did a post and video about her makeup stash and within that post I blogged about Lori Greiner and how she’s a goddess from above with her awesome storage items and ideas!

A majority of my makeup collection and jewelry collection is stashed away in various storage boxes and armories that I’ve purchased from Lori’s Clever and Unique Creations line. Lori obviously thinks like a woman because her storage solutions are obviously what all of us have been looking for our entire lives! As the name suggests the are clever, unique, and exactly what makeup junkies need to stash away all there goodies!

Not a day goes by that I don’t get at least 2-3 e-mails asking me where I got my storage boxes and one in particular that gets questioned over and over again is the Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer. I thought I’d do a post and review about this particular organized since it’s so chic and holds ALOT of product!

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The organizer is disguised as a beautiful box complete with tassel pull but inside hides an array of awesome little nooks and crannies to stash away an entire wardrobe of makeup! I don’t want to disappoint but this one is currently out of stock on QVC however that’s why the Muse is here to tell you to 1. be on the look out for it on E-bay and 2. be sure to set your Tivo as Lori is often on QVC and this sometimes pops back into stock so you’ll want to grab it while the grabbing is good!

The top half opens to reveal four fold out trays, two on either side of the box. On the left side of the box (the top tier) you have 28 slots for lipsticks, fold this back to reveal two deep comparements for blushes, shadow palettes, etc…..move over to the middle of the box and you’ll have one main compartment for storing small bottles, more palettes, etc…also in the center, divided in half from the main compartment, you have 8 sectioned boxes to hold brushes, eye pencils, etc….on the right hand side (top tier) you have two main comparments for storing more palettes, shadows, etc…and finally on the bottom tier 8 sectioned dividers for holding blushes, shadows, etc….

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As you can see the unit holds tons of product and if your collection isn’t ridiculously large you can probably fit it all safely inside this beautiful box. I actually now have three of these boxes and each is filled to the max! One is in my washroom and the other two are in my spare bedroom or what I’ve deemed “the makeup room”.

When I originally purchased my first unit it was only available in a green print but it’s since evovlved and is available in blue and pink. I’m quite partial to the pink print! I can’t recall exactly but I believe this was around $29.99-$35 USD when I purchased it and as I mentioned it is out of stock at the moment on QVC but it does sometimes slip back in and out of stock so keep your eyes opened!

Lori has a slew of other fantastic cosmetic units and storage ideas so do have a click over and check out her site for ideas on how to get your stash in order!

I have my eye on her new makeup vanity unit which looks amazing and her new mirroed spinning jewelry cabinet which looks amazing!

You can see all of her items by visiting www.lorigreiner.com

I’ve been a fan of her items for many, many years and her entire collection is Muse Approved! I really do sincerely love everything she puts out! Her ideas are simply awesome and I haven’t come across a better place that offers such amazing storage solutions and other great gift giving ideas!

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