Beauty Bits & Bobs

Sephora Black Friday Deal

Available in store or online for your shopping pleasure a Free Full Size bareMinerals All Over Face in True when you spend $100 at Sephora!

Wahoo!

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The Solution to Life, the Universe, and Everything: Rosebud Salve

I guess my heading is a bit dramatic and if you’re not a Douglas Adams fan you have no idea what the reference is about however it is slightly true!

Behold my solution to Life, the Universe and Everything lays within a tiny tin of lip balm!
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Ok, ok enough drama but I will say I can’t recommend this balm enough and if you don’t have at least five of these tins in your draw already you better hurry to the store and grab some immediately! Rosebud Salve is my cure all, multitasking beauty demon that works in any number of ways to save the day! This works on everything! When I say everything I really mean EVERYTHING! If you visit the website they’ll recommend it for any number of things that will amaze you but I personally use it for the following reasons:

Chapped Lips: I get severe chapped lips come winter and this is wonderfully soothing and healing on my cracked, dry lips!
Eyebrows: A small amount keeps my brows in proper shape all day long!
Zits: Yes I said zits! This works great on small pimples and dries them up almost instantly!
Elbows, Knees, and Feet: I use this on all my rough patchy skin areas like my knees, elbows, and on the heals of my feet! It makes my skin smooth and soft!
Cuts, Cuticles, Hangnails, and Burns: I’m not exactly Betty Crocker in the kitchen but when I do get small burns from removing something from the oven I can dab a little of this on to soothe it! It also works great on small cuts! Smooths out my cuticle area and for hangnails it works amazingly well to sooth the dry skin and makes me less likely to rip it off!

I can probably go on and on with this list! I’ve been using this stuff for ages and it’s amazing! I’ve seen imitation brands but nothing works as good as the original Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Rosebud Salve!

I love the fact that over the course of the last few years they have done different flavors! I really can’t pick a favorite as I adore them all! Mint Rose is a delightful Victorian rose and mint flavor! It may sound weird but the taste is yum! The strawberry is yummie too! And the regular rose flavor is delightfully fragrant and tasty! The mentholated one I don’t use on my lips but I do use on my chest when I’m feeling a bit congested!

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Mostly this post was inspired by the fact that a new flavor has been introduced that the Muse is dying to try!

Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm

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This new flavor promises the taste of freshly baked berry pie! Mmm my lips are singing already!

Here are a few in my collection (I keep these everywhere! My desk draw, washroom, nightstand, etc…):

Minted Rose
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Strawberry
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Original Rosebud Salve (This is my body tin which accounts for the amount used hehe! Hands, Feet, Toes, Legs, Etc…)
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These tins run $6-$7 each and are an incredible value as the tin is HUGE! The Muse highly recommends Rosebud Salve which makes these Muse approved!

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Have ‘em?
Love ‘em?
Tell the Muse!

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Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick First Impression

I fear my curiosity got the better of me and I had to go sneak a peek at the Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick. On seeing it in person I, of course, fell in love with and had to have it so somehow it ended up in my cart (that happens alot! Stuff randomly falls into my cart without me even realizing it! Honest!). I have a love/hate relationship with shimmer bricks but I must say that the Pink Quartz did tickle me as being quite gorgeous so it suddenly became a must have for me upon seeing it in person!

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I originally thought this would be a very light shimmering pink but I was completely wrong. It’s actually a bronze, dark, dusty pink that shows up quite nicely on my cheeks! You are getting some softer pink tones but the darker browner pinks are dominant in the palette. I don’t normally like bronze colors of any tone or shade but these are quite lovely together! Of course, like almost all Shimmer Bricks you’re getting no color! I normally jump around in excitement when I see a darker Shimmer Brick in hopes it’ll work as a shimmer and a blush but sadly that’s not the case! It’s not nearly pigmented enough to work solely as a blush so you need to use this over your blush as a highlighter! I tried it on my bare face and it makes me look silly but over blush it makes my face light up and sparkle!

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The palette itself is the standard Limited Edition palette which consists of a black case, goldish bronze lettering on the front, and the gold surround inside the compact. I love the LE cases as they are a bit more glam than the standard Shimmer Brick compacts!

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Overall, for $38 I’d say it was something you should consider picking up! It’s quite inexpensive for the price and if you’re absolutely a HUGE lover and collector of Shimmer Bricks you’re going to want this really badly!

Have it?
Want it?
Tell me!

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Lush Gift Sale

Since Lush NA is located within and distributes from Canada the chances of a Black Friday sale are 50/50 (Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October not November) and the same goes for Lush UK (Our brit friends don’t celebrate Thanksgiving at all).

The bad news is there may or may not be a Black Friday sale this week but the good news is you have your Muse to tell you if their is or isn’t come Friday morning!

While we await word of a Black Friday Sale you can take advantage of purchasing pre-wrapped gifts at Lush with a 10% savings code! Use Code LUSCIOUSGIFTS03 to get 10% Off this offer is good for all Holiday and year round gifts but is only good from Lush NA (the coupon codes does not extend to Lush UK).

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If you’re a Lush Connoisseur you’ve realized that buying pre-wrapped gifts isn’t exactly the best deal in the world! If you’re new to Lush and wondering why that is allow your Muse to explain that the gifts are gorgeous, wonderful, and lovely but they aren’t exactly cheap! If you purchase each item included in a gift set individually you’ll notice a $3-8 (or more) increase on price when purchased within a gift set! Which obviously means you’re paying for all the delightful wrapping! In the case of hat boxes it’s well worth it but when it’s just a brightly colored packaged with a cardboard box underneath when unwrapped it may or may not be worth the extra dollars you’re paying for it!

So………10% off is basically like getting free gift wrapping service for your gifts! It takes just the right amount off to even out the costs of all that lovely wrapping paper!

Head on over to Lush and score some great gifts for your mum, sister, friends, and hey maybe even your boyfriend (Might the Muse recommend Stocking Fella and Overhaul for him!)

The sale is ongoing until December 10th!

I know the Super-Size Christmas Pud is on my list plus a Hat Box (I already purchased a Retro Hatbox from the UK for me but my sister would love one I’m sure!)!

Shop, Save, and Tell the Muse what you get!

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Our Origins Contest Winner!

And the winner of our Origins Contest is……….

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Drum roll please…………………..

DANIEL!

But Daniel you didn’t leave the Muse an e-mail address icon smile So if you’d kindly e-mail me your address I can ship all your goodies out!

Thanks again for everyone that participated!

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