Beauty Bits & Bobs

The Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals!

The Muse is posting the Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals a bit early this week as she’s in a fine state of worry. The love of her life in England has had his appendix removed and the Muse is about ready to burst into tears that she’s so far from him during his time of need!

The Weekend Steals and Deals were so good she didn’t want to deprive you of them while she was busy being upset! So here they are a day early! Enjoy!

Time to Shop (it’s up to you if you drop afterwards)!

Don’t forget that Becca is on Clearance at Sephora! The Muse recommends nabbing some of the Jewel Dust for $5.50!

Grab yourself a Deluxe Sample while you’re shopping for Becca at Sephora! Enter coupon code THEBEST to receive a deluxe sample of Dior Mascara. This qualifies for any order, no cash minimum to receive your free gift!

The Muse came across a new shop she never tried called Le Mod Boutique! Some interesting body scrubs and bath goodies to be had here! They have a coupon for 25% off your total order! The Muse used it to order two JD scrubs in Pucker Up and Citrus Explosion. I love trying new bath goodies and I especially love trying bath goodies that I can use a coupon on! They also carry Margarita-Bloom Bath and Body products which the Muse highly recommends trying!

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Love samples? Love Deluxe Samples? Me too! Bath & Body Works is offering free Deluxe Samples! Check out the site for details! Some of the samples available Strawberry Butter Body Scrub, Stardom Mascara, and much more!

Wondering what you can purchase to nab a cool deluxe sample? Check out the Signature Collection for some Steals and Deals! Buy any 3 Signature Collections Items and Get 1 Free!

Spend $55 or more and get free shipping from Bath & Works with coupon code FREESHIP!

If you’re not shopping online have a click HERE and print out the coupon on screen to receive a free item from the new aromatherapy line with any $15 purchase! Coupon Expires September 23.

Bath & Body Works is a good place to be as the specials just keep piling up! Spend $20 and you can purchase a limited edition fall tote for $20 filled with 15 Samples plus a cute gold charm bracelet!

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I do believe Macy’s wants you to be a happy shopper this weekend! Head on over to your nearest Estee Lauder counter and receive a makeup bag filled with goodies with your $26.50 purchase! If you happen to be ordering online grab yourself some free shipping if you spend $65 or more! Use coupon code LAUDERGWP.

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Drugstore.com has a 28 Strip Pack of Crest White Strips for $29.99 plus Free Shipping (I know corny steal and deal but I use these bad boys and love ‘em! Good deal as I normally pay $37.99 at my local Walgreens!).

Nordstrom will include a mini Posey Shimmer Lip Tint with $85 or more purchases from Bobbi Brown.

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Summer is sadly over and the bite of coolness is in the air! But you can bring back some of the Heat and good times of Summer by heading over to the Soap Box Companies Summer Clearance Sale! Plenty of Bath and Body goodies on sale for $2.99, $3.99, $5.99!

Qualifying orders of $75 or more will receive a free Shampoo and Conditioner Set in a choice of Fall Scents!

If you don’t mind spending now and saving later you can head on over to Beauty.com and spend $100 to receive $25 back later!

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Cherriflip Bath goodies are Buy 2 get 1 free, Buy 4 get 2 free, and so on and so fourth! You can Mix and Match Items! Orders over $80 have free shipping! Bubble Bars and Fizzies are excluded from this sale!

That’s all for the this week ladies! Happy Shopping! Enjoy your weekend!

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Survival Beauty

I think, as a woman, I’ve asked myself the question, “What items would I need if I were stranded on a deserted island?”, a million times!

You must ask yourself this too or have had a friend ask you what three or four items would you ABSOLUTELY need if you could have nothing else with you!

Well..I’d answer…I need a stunning man (or two) to climb trees for me and gather coconuts, and fish, and do all that manly stuff because I’m a delicate ladeeee!

And I’d also need a few beauty items. Sadly I’m unable to give you a list of three or four items I absolutely have to have because really I’d be lying if I said the list was that bloody short! Knowing me I’d need a u-haul truck full of cosmetics, skincare, and general girlish rubbish to keep me content on a deserted tropical island! I don’t give one flying leap it’s paradise! I need cosmetics damnit and I need them now!

If I’m without I might as well jump into the ocean and perish!

But have no fear I don’t have to go through such drastic measures as that!

Victoria Jackson is here to save the day!

If the ship was sinking and the rescue boats were waiting to whisk me to the deserted island in wait of help I’d grab up my Victoria Jackson Survival Kit and call it a day!

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YAY I can be fabulous and stranded!

The Survival Kit is by far the coolest little gadget the Muse has set eyes on. The Muse likes nifty gadgets it must be the geek in her!

Flip up the top and an eye pencil, lip pencil, and mascara await you!
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Split the kit open and two blushes and a mirror are on one side.
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Flip over the blush tray and another mirror (in case you didn’t feel fabulous looking at yourself in the first one!) and 5 lipcreams are at the ready to make you gorgeous!
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Slide the tray out on the side and 2 trays of 5 shimmering shadows (10 in total) are here to make your eyelids sparkle with color!
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Slip the tray out on the opposite side and a blush brush, shadow brush, and lip brush are enclosed to put your face on!
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How freaking cool is this?

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Thanks Victoria! We beauty junkies needed this! Might the Muse add that this is the perfect little treat to take with you on trips! With all the rigid airline rules in place I get very nervous packing my precious cosmetic items for fear they’ll be broken or taken away! Pack this up and I’d say you’re good to go and look elegant at the same time!

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The Muse Proudly Joins The Beauty Blog Network

I know I know I know! I already posted this! But I couldn’t resist pushing it to the front as I updated it with a rather cute little pic!

I may just faint, fall over, or pee myself in excitement (hopefully not the last one)!

Elke Von Freudenberg e-mailed me an invitation to join the Beauty Blog Network and I’m so excited I am about ready to squeal!

I personally read a ton of beauty blogs but the general idea of me belonging to a site that promotes Beauty Blogs and Cosmetic Junkies like myself just blows me away! It’s surreal. I personally use the site to find new blogs and now I belong too! Little old me! Holy cow!

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Either way, yours truly is now a very proud member of the Beauty Blog Network!

Wahoo!

Yay me!

Time to Celebrate!

You can view the Muse’s feed at the Beauty Blog network HERE.

HOLY COW L@@K It’s me on the front page (bottom link):
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Becca Clearance @ Sephora

Hey guys!

I was going to wait for Friday and list this with my Weekend Beauty Steals and Deals but by then it’s possible all the good stuff will be gone icon sad

So here’s a Steal and Deal for ya icon wink

Sephora has Becca on Clearance for 50-75% off the original price!

Click and start loading up on the goods!

Happy Days!

Pssttt…keep loading the pages and visiting daily as they keep updating the stock for items that are “temporarily out of stock”!

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Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Palette FOTD

One of the Muse’s readers and mates, Taryn, requested I do an FOTD with one of the new Bobbi Brown Palettes.

Taryn, this one’s for you! Hope you like it! You need these palette girlie (Wait did you get a few of these already? Can’t remember eep!)!

Cheers!

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What I used:
Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Palette
KATE Gel Mascara
KATE Primer

Mini Review:

I originally wrote a first impression about the palettes when I purchased them a week or so ago. I based this review solely on swatches I did and just viewing the palette by eye. I’ve finally dug in and used Burnt Sugar today so here’s a mini review after using the palette.

My original post I had spoken about how the MA said the fall out was a major problem with these however I experienced almost no fall out! Originally the colors looked super shimmery, which of course leads to major fall out, however I experience no such problem during application this morning! Any fall out on my face in the pictures (I always have a severely hard time clearing up fall out!) is strictly from the Excel Single shadow that I used for a highbrow highlighter none of it was from the Burnt Sugar shadows!

The palette isn’t as shimmery as I originally thought! I really have no word for the texture of these shadows. I read on someone’s blog (*blush* I forgot who’s otherwise I’d properly credit whoever it was) that the shadows almost feel creamy in texture and I think that pretty much sums up how they feel for me. It’s almost as if the shadow is a cream and a powder in one. The powder is very thick and I’m curious how they’d look if I used a mixing medium to thin them out (If wet will they take on a Metallic look? Hmmmm something to try!).

Blending is a snap with these and the colors are highly pigmented as promised by the MA I purchased these from. You don’t need much of the color to work with, a quick swipe of your brush will pick up plenty of color!

Personally I think Burnt Sugar gives a bit of a conservative look, for me anyway, as you know I’m one for bolder colors! However, I really do like the look these created, it’s very natural, soft, and of course very Fall/Autumn.

Overall I like these and I experienced none of the drama I had with the Sand and Surf Palette! Yay Bobbi Brown! Keep palettes like this coming and I’ll be back for more!

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