Beauty Bits & Bobs

Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set Nordstrom Exclusive

Philosophy you think I’m wonderful? No, no you are!

I’m always quite found of raving about how far Philosophy has come with it’s 3-in-1 Shower Gel range. It’s gotten so much better over the years and they continue to absolutely floor me with brand new scents that I have to collect!

Check out their newest collection available exclusively at Nordies below!

Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set is a set of 2, 8oz bottles of Philosophy 3-in-1 Shower Gel in the scents mandarin orange and cherry. Omg! Cherry! I want cherry! After I got done getting all excited about cherry scented shower gel I proceeded to run around and think of how great it would be mixing cherry AND orange in the shower. Mmmm fruity!

Philosophy I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set is available now from Nordstrom for $24 USD.

The Muse wants it please so she can feel all wonderfuls!

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Drugstore Drive-By: May 31st-June 6th

Another sneaky peek of what’s on sale for you next week at your local drugstore!

Drive on by….!

$1 Off (With Your Duane Reade Card)
All Neutrogena Cosmetics

$2 Off (With Your Duane Reade Card)
All Almay Pure Blend Cosmetics

All Physicians Formula Bronzers

$1 Off (With Your Duane Reade Card)
All Maybelle Eye Shadow and Liner

Buy 1, Get 1 Free
L’Oreal Skin Genesis Products

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
All Skin Care, Sun Care, Bath or First Aid Products from the following brands:

Garnier Nutritionise
Gold Bond
Neutrogena (excludes Sun Care items)
Olay Regenerist Or Total Effects
Vaseline Intensive Care
St. Ives Skin Care

40% Off
Almay Cosmeitcs

Buy 1, Get 50% Off All Lip Products from the following brands:

3 for $9.99
Maybelline Great Lash or Nail Polish (Mix and Match if you want)

Buy 1, Get 1 Free
All L’Oreal Lip Cosmetics

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off
All Physicians Formula Cosmetics

Buy Any L’Oreal Foundation, Get a Powder, Concealer, or Blush of your choice free

L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara $7.99

$5 Any CoverGirl Exact Eyelights, Lashblast, Luxe, Volume, or Lash Exact Mascara

That’s all for this week kids. Happy Hauling!

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The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette Review and Swatches

Can I tell you, at one time in my life I didn’t like palettes! Gasp! Horror! I know right? I’d so go for single shadows, tons of glosses, heaps of lipstick but never went for palettes at all. The only palettes I would buy for a very long, long time was Dior Limited Edition ones, this was back when Dior was making some seriously ridiculously girly palettes.


I was of the mentality that palettes were messy and didn’t really give me what I wanted, etc….

As for now?

I’m an addict. I’m absolutely palette mad. It’s not even so much that most palettes get you the best bang for your buck, it’s just more of an “Oh My God! That’s Gorg! Must haves it!” Do you ever feel that way about palettes? Shrugs could be just me.

Moral of this story is that The Body Shop actually has a brand new palette they released with their Summer Collection. I know, who knew? The Body Shop and a palette? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them do a palette quite like this….!

Check it after the jump!

If you like palettes or you’re just wanting alot of everything for a little price tag you can check out The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette. Basically has everything you need to create a complete face look or several looks for that matter. Travel friendly to say the least if you’re a minimal type that hates traveling with a slew of makeup, here it be, all in one spot. Tote it around with you on holiday or stash it in your desk draw for quickie touch ups. It’s $30 USD and it snags you pretty much everything and the kitchen sink.

You’ll get:
  • The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara
  • The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colors in Pink Sparkle and Golden Coral
  • The Body Shops Cheek Color in Golden Pink
  • The Body Shop Eyeshadows in Shell, Pink, Spearmint, and Slate
  • Plus a mini blusher and shadow brush!

All the items above come housed in a slick, black box with a little ribbon closure that sports The Body Shop emblem. The shades are pretty universal so you can use them just about anytime of the year. The blush is quite an interesting shade and reminds me of NARS Orgasm but a good deal more pigmented so use lightly. The shadows you get are creamy white, black, soft teal, and pink. These are all velvet texture and are a chalky but still manage to apply nicely to the lid, quite smooth and buttery in texture with plenty of pigmentation. The glosses are a nice little extra. They aren’t terribly glossy and they are sheer but they lend a little twinkle and shine to lips plus having them tucked inside makes the palette complete for eyes, lips, and cheeks! The mascara may be mini but it packs a rather large, bushy applicator brush which does a very good job of lengthening lashes and adding nice volume. I was kinda shocked with this as I never tried Body Shop mascara prior to this and the small size had me worried it wouldn’t be so good, but good it was. Both brushes included are super soft although the blusher blush is a tad small to do my face with but I found that it worked a treat for blending my shadow hehe!

You can get any number of looks from the palette and it’s rather ideal for travel considering how strict the airlines are. If you like softer, pastel shades or you’re just a lover of palettes this should appeal.

The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette is available now at or visit your local Body Shop to swatch and have a play! I know mine was offering free make overs using the palette and the Summer Collection if you’re interested!

I did two looks for you using the palette. The first look I used the creamy white as a highbrow highlighter, the pink on my lid, and a bit of the sheer aqua on my lower lash line and finished with Pink Sparkle gloss on my lips. The second photo I used the aqua all over my lid, you know how addicted I am to anything that’s aqua! Both photos I am using The Body Shop mascara.

Anyone see this yet?

Wanting it?

Tell the Muse!


Pieces of Life: The Muse Gets a Tweet From Neil Gaiman

Shameless self promotion ahead….

Neil Gaiman, himself, twittered about my Lush Stardust Bath Bomb post last night. I’m such a fan girl that this made me completely giddy after seeing it!

Thanks Neil, loves ya, alot and stuff.

See? Even brilliant authors like Lush and good sales!

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Musings of the Day: Pouting Pretty!

It’s been too long since we last mused together! Let’s muse gloss!

What gloss is everyone wearing today?

Click ahead for my reply!

Rockin’ Clarins Instant Sun Light Sun Colour Lip Balm tonight and loving it. Let me tell you, total rainy day, cold as all hells but my lips are sparkling happily away with a touch of the sun! At least I can have the sun in a tube of lip gloss!

I’ll review these for you soonish but that’s what I’m wearing on my lips at the moment.

Share your gloss!

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