Beauty Bits & Bobs

Saks Friends and Family Sale 2009

Hey kids! It’s that special time of the year! Saks Friends and Family Event! w00t!

Jump ahead to join in!

Depending what you are buying you can get up to 25% off your purchases but since I’m a beauty girl I’m mostly worried about how much I’ll save on cosmetics!

SFAFAM11 is the code to get you 15% Off your total purchase! Yay! I’m def indulging in a few of my fav prestigious brands. Code is good online but if you want to save shipping just head in store and see your favorite rep. They’ll happily give you the discount at check out. F&F starts on the 16th or the 18th in store though I think but don’t quote me on that, I’m heading in store today to peep as I want two bags I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Happy Shopping!

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Ulta 15% Off Coupon Code

Steals and Deals at Ulta till April 18th! Jump ahead for the coupon code and the details!

Save 15% Off your total online purchase by using coupon code 34481 at check out. The coupon is gone until April 18th and can be used on most everything except Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Lancome Fragrances.

Sounds good to the Muse!

Happy Shoppin’!

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Yay or Nay: Steam Cream

By now you’ve probably indulged in your own pot of Steam Cream or not….after reading the Muse’s wonky rave and review about it she’s making the big assumption that she’s convinced you that life can’t go on without a few pots of Steam Cream hanging around your washroom, your vanity, and at your desk.

Miss my review?

Blast you! I guess I forgive you, click here to read it!

Question is, if you did indulge, is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Jump ahead to see what I think!

Cute tins? Check! Fast absorbing? Check! Works on my face, body, hands, and everywhere else in between? Check, check, check!

What isn’t to love about this multitasking demon of a cream that softens my skin and makes it all pretty again? Multitasking as both a facial and a body cream this amazing moisturizer sinks in on contact and is possibly thee fastest absorbing cream I’ve ever used in my life.

With good for you ingredients and a soothing, healing blend, Steam Cream has been a fast favorite this past Winter and a life saver for my dry skin.

So of course, it’s most definately, a big yay!

How about you?

Steam Cream must have winged it’s way to your side of the world by now.

Is Steam Cream a Yay or a Nay for you?

Do share!


Beauty Secrets: Shiseido Facial Cloth

Know what this is?

Some of you may know and some of you may not know this…but the Muse deems it her duty to tell you for the first time or to remind you if you already know that Shiseido has big old packs of awesome facial cloth for $9 USD. It’s not the best facial cloth around but it’s the best one you’ll find in the US and the price is rather nice as well.

Facial Cloth is great for removing eye makeup or makeup in general, applying toner, etc…it’s particularly nice because it’s a generous size, very soft, doesn’t leaves blobs of cotton all over your face, and is nice and thick. Yes, you can get pretty decent cotton in a drugstore with quite a cheap price but I actually think that the Shiseido is well worth picking it up since it has around 150 pieces of more in the bag and is such a generous size. Your local counter carries facial cotton but you probably never knew since they don’t actually “advertise it”. Normally a bag lasts me for 5-6 months with daily use. If I’m really cheaping it up I can go even longer by using one cloth for both eyes, they are so big you can easily do so!

So head to your local Shiseido counter and nab a bag for yourself! Great price and a ton of cotton to aid you in getting all your eye makeup swept away!

What are your fav facial cottons?

Tell the Muse!


Musings of a Muse: Did Someone Say Thief?

This Musings was inspired by a reader, Andreea, who was ranting about how much she hates being followed around in a shop and treated like a thief.

Andreea, I feel your pain me love.

So today’s Musings of the Day is all about counters and stores. Do you ever feel like you’re being shadowed by a rep or a store clerk when you’re at Sephora? Or at a counter?

Jump ahead for the Muse’s answer!

YES, YES, YES DAMMIT! All the bloody time. I hate going into Sephora because MA’s literally follow me around and keep asking if I need a basket. They watch me like a hawk! Everything I pick up, anything I touch, their eyes are constantly following me. It’s gotten so bad I rarely step foot into a Sephora anymore, I simply do my ordering online.

Truly I feel like a thief or something the way they follow me around. It’s not even the helpful type of following where they start foaming at the mouth about how great a product is. It’s simply following me and watching me as if I’m going to pocket a lip gloss or a blush.

It’s a rather uncomfortable feeling :( I rarely shop Ulta so I haven’t really experienced this their and counters do the same but mostly it’s annoying MA’s trying to score a sale. But Sephora…damn I feel like a thief. It’s really quite an uncomfortable shopping experience.

What makes me even more irritated is a bunch of teenagers will be destroying a display by playing with everything on it but no one looks at them or goes over to them but me they follow around in circles.

I find it weirdly gratifying to dump my basket on the counter and whip out my credit card. It’s like a strange way of thumbing my nose at them and saying, “SEE? I have money to buy this stuff…amazing right?!”

How about you?

Ever feel like a thief with a pocket full of money?

Tell the Muse!