Beauty Bits & Bobs
I’m off to Vegas for CES! Sadly, CES has nothing for the cosmetic lover to muse over however if you happen to be a geek, like the Muse, you’ll be happy to read all about my adventures when I get home! Don’t worry part of my adventure will consist of hitting the MAC Pro store in Vegas while I’m there so it won’t all be about geeky bits!
I go to CES, Macworld, and Defcon (and other geeky conferences I won’t mention here for fear of appearing too much like the nerd I am) almost ever year. This year I’m unable to be away too long from my office due to our renewal season being so amazingly busy! So I’ll be away for two days only minor correction it’ll actually be 4 days if you count the weekend (contrary to popular belief I don’t blog all day! I have to earn my crust somehow and blogging about cosmetics just doesn’t cut it. I actually own and operate my own insurance offices with my sister riding shotgun!).
Some exciting info about CES:
Yoko Ono will be there! I’m one of the few surviving fans (and Paul McCartney’s a fan too! There’s a joke in there somewhere if you’re quick enough to catch my weird sense of humor!) of the Plastic Ono Band! In my weird musical tastes I somehow see the Plastic Ono band as a musical masterpiece! I’m excited to just meet Yoko Ono as I believe she’s responsible for some of John’s better work contrary to the fans that are calling blasphemy at the moment! If you’re a Beatle fan you (like me) probably have a healthy love hate relationship with Yoko Ono so saying she’s responsible for some of John’s best work is ok to admit!
Let’s see who else….Natasha Bedingfield and Mary J. Blige! I’m throwing names out that I think you’ll know because if I start flinging geeks at you chances are you’re going to say “who the hell is she talking about?”.
I haven’t quite dug into my schedule yet and I’m not entirely sure what’s going on during what dates and what I’ll be able to fit in and what I’ll miss but I can tell you a few items that I’m hoping to catch up with while there!
High-Performance Audio & Home Theater Exhibits
Emerging Technology Exhibits
Keynote with Winblows Creator Bill Gates (There would be another joke in that!)
Jerry Yang is doing some sort of keynote speech as well I believe which I’d like to see!
CNET’s Best of CES Awards
I’m quite excited! Wish me luck and maybe I’ll score awesome tech gear as well as amazing cosmetic purchases! I doubt I’ll come home from Vegas without some sort of makeup in tow! However, I can’t promise much as I’m attending with a hoard of geeky guys that are most definately not going to want to take time out to shop for cosmetics but we shall see what happens!
Wish me luck!
See you in a few days
This is rather the condensed version of Steals and Deals as I haven’t had as much time to research items for you this week
The good news is I believe it’s a great Steal
HSN has some killer deals on Clean perfume this week that I don’t think you want to miss! I love Clean. Let me say that again. I. Love. Clean.
It’s such an amazing scent and truly gives you that just from the shower scent. Soap and Water has never been so sexy!
If you never tried Clean and you’re looking at this Steal and Deal and wondering well I can’t smell it so I shouldn’t really buy it. Think again! If you love really fresh scents that just bring out the feeling of “cleanliness” then this scent would be for you! It’s very fresh, very light yet lingering, and just beautiful! Think soap and water, think just fresh laundry from your dryer, think beautiful!
Clean is not cheap by any means. It runs $76 for a 2.14oz bottle. That’s quite costly but on the up side it’s for the Eau de Parfum NOT the Eau de Toilette. A ton of the market is saturated with designer scents that are expensive and Eau de Toilette in format. Which means they are short lived upon spraying them. Clean is very lingering and has wonderful throw so people are going to stop and ask what is that you’re wearing?!?!?
If I use it once in a week I can smell it for the entire month on my coat. It just sticks around. Gorgeous.
Anyway enough of my raving! On with the Steals and Deals!
As I was saying 2.14oz is $76 but you can get your choice of Ultimate, Fresh Laundry, Provence, or the regular Clean with a matching 2oz Lotion for $60 at HSN!
As I said before this is for the Eau de Parfume so that’s a double deal! It’s about a $16 discount from the regular price plus you’re getting the matching lotion! Not bad at all!
I seriously can kick myself right now as I own all of the versions of Clean and paid $76 for each when I could have gotten this deal! Grrrrr!
Clean Fresh Laundry
I can’t think of a better Steal and Deal to start the weekend off!
Own them already?
Tell the Muse!
Peter celebrated his 64th with a little Lush!
Look at the glow on his face after receiving a Green Green Bubble Bar from Lush!
I have no idea what he’s doing with the soap but I believe he’s taking a little sniff either that or he thought he could eat it! One never knows with Peter. The grapevine has told me he ate a bit of the Lush popcorn packaging and soon after realized “soap” flavored popcorn is not all that great for a snack!
This has to convince you to buy some bubble bars and soap from Lush now right?
If you haven’t been with the Muse since the start of her little blog you might be a bit confused as to who this character is. Confused? Mystery solved by clicking here.
Peter’s girlfriend Dorothy expressing her enthusiasm for Britain! I imagine she’s thinking to herself “Let’s do it for England kids!” I nicked that expression from someone sorry it was just too good not to add in!
I’m sorry I just generally enjoyed this shot and had to throw it into the mix! I had told Jonny that it would’ve been even better had she strolled out just wearing the British flag and naught else (I’m positive Peter would have loved that too)!
This pictures remind me how long and in between it’s been since I last talked to Peter :(. You won’t meet a better man to match wits with then him!
Sadly, Peter, once in love and lust with me, has left me for his beautiful Dorothy. I try hard not to be too jealous as they traipse across England together living happily ever after!
I’m kidding, I’m kidding!
I haven’t really jumped on board when it comes to Napoleon Perdis. Many of the products get rave reviews but I personally haven’t seen too much to wow me after testing the items at my local Sephora.
Honestly, many of the products sounded awesome such as the China Doll Foundation and Concealer.
Thankfully I didn’t get crazy and order these items online because it turns out that some are downright awful. At least to my eyes. The concealers and foundations are a weird off orange color that remind me of a sixty year old ex-socialite with a bad orange tan from Miami (Kinda how I picture Paris Hilton in 30 Years).
An example of what I mean:
We love you Donatella but SPF is always in fashion my dear!
Actually, come to think of it many of the foundations sorta match Napoleon Perdis’s spray on tan.
To get an idea of some of the colors of China Doll Foundation picture Napoleon Perdis as he is here but with more of an orange overcoat!
I’m honestly not being brutal or dissing this brand just for the sake of it. I really felt like the products weren’t at all that great. I was pretty shocked at the colors. Who wears this stuff? For serious.
I will say that some products were damn right good and one of which has made it to my Latest Obsession list. I ended up purchasing one Eye Patrol in the color Private Angel. I honestly wanted every single color in the Eye Patrol line. The colors are delightfully sheer yet full of sparkle!
Private Angel is thee perfect gold I’ve had the pleasure of owning. It’s a gold color infused with a million little bits of finely milled shimmer. It’s really a versatile color that can be used standing all alone by itself with a bit of liner and mascara or as a base for a more dramatic color or as a highbrow color to light up your current look!
For all Napoleon Perdis’s faults I’m saying the line redeems itself with these great shadows!
However, I do predict that these products will sooner or later fall victim to the 75% off Sale at Sephora! I’ll be waiting in the wings to snatch up some more Eye Patrol shadows until then!
Do check them out!
Have some already?
Tell the Muse!
These deserve a mention my friends!
20% off your $100 or more at Bliss! I purchased a pair of pink MBT’s with this and couldn’t be more chuffed as that’s an amazing deal! I also stocked up on Shampoo/Conditioner and Shower Gels! Use Coupon Code: ELFISH
If you’re not a big fan of Bliss products they offer an array of designer brands including popular cosmetic lines so take advantage of the 20% off to purchase makeup Plus they carry La Mer. 20% off La Mer is always a good excuse for a purchase (even with the discount it’s a bit rich for my blood but hey if you’re a fan the discount is sweet!)!
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