Beauty Bits & Bobs
Hmmmm the Muse came across some interesting sales on Sephora today! Seems Sephora is axing Pop Beauty and Vincent Longo from the line up and slashing prices on LE Holiday goodies across the line!
And here we are with another sale……
Nothing is sacred this year and virtually everything, including luxury gifts, are getting the axe and experiencing an abnormal price cut! A reader mentioned that MAC in the UK is even having a sale…makeup sale in Europe? Unheard of!
Sephora appears to be doing it’s normal house cleaning by placing Pop Beauty and Vincent Longo on sale however they are also slashing prices on many, many gift sets! This is highly unusual and leads me to believe that the items simply didn’t sell well this year and they have to get rid of them somehow. Right now it’s 7 pages give or take a few pages for items that were already on sale such as Bourjois Paris and Sugar Cosmetics however I’m seeing big name brands on the sale list such as Stila, Urban Decay, even Fresh!
I’m curious what will happen as Christmas comes nearer and in fact passes for that matter. I’m guessing we are in for some serious discounts after the Holiday. We’ve seen some great sales this season but I think we are in for some SERIOUS sales come the New Year! Who knows this year you may see them giving away items for free during the semi-annuals! At this rate we are all going to need extra storage to stash away our ridiculous hauls.
Here’s some items that Sephora has slashed and that the Muse suspects will be slashed even further after Christmas.
Stila Shine on Gift of Glaze Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $22 USD
Urban Decay Essentials Regularly $39 USD now on sale for $25 USD
Philosophy Under the Mistletoe Ornament Lip Shine Gift Set Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $25 USD
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad Regularly $40 USD now on sale for $28 USD
Pop Rose Bell Blush Palette Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $19.60 USD
Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection Regularly $42 USD now on sale for $34 USD
Tawaka “The Ball” Regularly $65 USD now on sale for $35 USD
Clickie for more items that are on sale!
Obviously the recession is the root of all evil in the cosmetic world because it’s causing some serious temptation to splash out major bucks to haul all we can at these prices! Sheesh! The Muse is being good and not indulging but she can’t say these aren’t some nice steals and deals that are popping up lately!
What about you?
Saving your cash for a rainy day?
Tell the Muse!
Remember when the Muse was a tad bit disturbed that MAC was discounting it’s Holiday Collection? Well..that’s nothing.
Bobbi Brown is now offering 25% Off it’s Holiday Collection as well. The Muse loves a good sale but this is getting crazy.
Holding your money tighter after hearing this?
Tell the Muse!
Just wanted to remind you that the contest for the signed bottle (signed by Vera Wang herself! W00t!) of Vera Wang Look Parfum is ending tomorrow! Be sure to get your name and email address in the widget before tomorrow so you can get your chance to win!
My Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Giveaway is ending as well so hurry over and comment with your name for your chance to win tomorrow!
The Muse wishes she had one of each for everyone as she loves you so much! Good luck, may the best cosmetic junkie win!
Some people collect stamps. Other collect stickers. Some folks like to collect designer bags or shoes. While still others collect figurines or action figures. The Muse happens to collect cosmetics (and old books but that’s not part of this story).
As per a reader’s request I’ve taken a picture of my large stash of Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow Singles. Now the Muse values Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow Singles more than she does life itself…ok I exaggerated a little bit there…she does however hold these in higher value than say her MAC stash of shadows.
I can’t say I went to a ton of trouble to get my singles because I honestly didn’t however my good friend Iris went to a heck of a lot of insanity to grab me singles that were both new and discontinued by searching around Tokyo drugstores about a year and a half ago. Lucky enough Iris scored some great shades that were long since gone from the regular catalog of single shadows. It saddens me that Majolica Majorca Single Eyeshadows get so little love due to the fact that the palettes are the star of many eyes in the cosmetic world. It’s actually really upsetting considering that most addicts would agree the singles are actually much better pigmented and better quality when compared to the palettes that MJ has out at the moment.
The singles come housed in a little slide draw that sports the MJ golden emblem on top as a pull. Pull back and the draw reveals gorgeous, silky, pigmented MJ eyeshadow. The shadows can be removed from these draws and placed in palettes however the Muse loves the packaging style so much she never really had the heart to depot any of her singles. A few years back MJ had compacts out which would house either four shadows, two shadows and one blush, or two blushes. I can’t say for sure but I think these are long past gone and I don’t think MJ actually carries them anymore or I could be wrong and they axed the dual compact which housed one blush or two shadows. Either way the compacts were quite gorgeous with a gold layered plate on top, a mirror inside, and the words “Fulfills All Your Wishes” in lovely script on the gold plate. I really should get around to actually depotting my singles and putting them in these pretty compacts but I just never had the heart to do so and my stash currently resides in a pink box and the compacts are tucked into another box.
The Muse’s MJ stash tucked safely away in a pretty box!
The singles run around $3-$5 USD and are a great deal to say the least so if you happen to be wandering around Tokyo one day and come across these wonderful singles the Muse says pick ’em up as the are Muse Approved for purchase!
You can snag ’em up and around the Internet as well just have a read of my Japanese Cosmetic Buying Guide to see where the best deals are!
I’ll be documenting all the shades that I have stashed away shortly so stay tuned for that post!
Majolica Majorca Holiday Collection 2007 Review
Majolica Majorca Holiday Collection 2008 I Am Gorgeous
Majolica Majorca Summer Collection 2007 Review
Majolica Majorca Mascara Review