Sephora is feeling generous this week! If by chance you’re doing an order of $25 or more you can use coupon code ITBAG to get yourself a nice little stock pile of samples!
The sample bag includes one each of the following:
CARGO Bronzer Card in Medium
Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
DKNY Be Delicious Body Lotion
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick Card
Korres Natural Products Jasmine Shower Gel
LORAC protecTINT SPF 30 Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in In The Buff
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation
Ole Henriksen Visual Truth Eye Creme
Tocca Touch Eau de Parfum
Dontcha just love free stuff?
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Eru always brings the kawaii into her posts hehe!
Cherriflip has sent out it’s monthly newsletter with it’s new Halloween goodies and the Muse is getting quite a case of the excited wriggles!
The goodies available for Halloween are 4 new bubble bars and 7 new gorgeous scents that you can have in any number of bath goodies, shower gels, perfumes, etc..!
One of the bubble bars entitled Blue Meanie is cute and sweet but it’s also a contest! One of the bars was made wth orange eyes and if you happen to get that bubble bar in your order (these are randomly selected) you could win your entire purchase free of charge! Yay how exciting!
Some of the new Halloween Themed Bubble Bars:
If you are unfamiliar with bubble bars I’ll explain Bubble Bars are a solid form of bubble bath! You take these very cute bars and crumble them under warm running water while your bath fills! Swish your hand around a bit and you get masses of lovely bubbles in your tub! Not only do they smell amazing but they moisturize wonderfully!
The New Halloween Scent List:
Screaming Banshee: You will be screaming with delight with this divine salty yet sweet caramel ice cream scent. Hints of soft toasted peanuts, rich vanilla, and sugary sweet caramel ice cream make this the ultimate decadent sweet treat.
Spooky Juice: Bright and crisp concoction of fresh guava, airy cucumber and soft pear. Spooky juice is a refreshing light treat.
Dark Enchantment: A bewitching sophisticated blend of deep black amber and vanilla bean blended with lavender. Dark enchantment is a deliciously addictive scent.
Voodoo Doll: Wickedly wild and refreshing wasabi sniff. Walk on the wild side with a little wasabi voodoo!
Taboo: warm caramel cream with just a touch of cocoa and vanilla meringue, and a hint of praline essence
BOOkies: Sweet caramel pumpkin cream essence infused in a warm cookie crumble base.
The Vanishing: A delicious banana blended with ripe, fresh fruit mallow cream. Fresh banana slowly vanishes to reveal light berries, citrus and marshmallow cream. This is one disappearing act you don’t want to miss.
The Muse would love to place an order but first she must firgure out the riddle that Cherriflip has teasingly put in their newsletter:
My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.
What am I?
If I can firgure it out I’ll receive an extra 15% off my entire order! Any ideas? I’m stuck If you do happen to firgure out the one word answer you can use that word in the coupon box to get the discount off your order!
Cherriflip is one of my favorite online shops for not only wonderful Bath Goodies and Bodycare but cosmetics as well! Do check out the entire Halloween line up!
Happy Haunting..err..I mean Shopping!
Aptly named Secret Blush because I didn’t even notice it was available for sale on Sephora.com!
This little gem is on my Wish List! I shall scour every nook and cranny of this city till I find it and make it mine!
Sometimes the lemming comes on me hard teehee!
Want it? Need it? Have to have it? Meh, I’ll pass?
Tell me My ears are open!
I think, by now, we have established I LOVE shopping! Now I’m not saying that I love it…I LOVE IT….get me?
Sometimes, a girl such as myself, can get a bit bored with items that stores have. I get a bit burned out seeing the same type of product offered over and over and over in a different format, color, or package.
I love being wow’ed by the next best thing but on a occasion sometimes the wow factor goes out of shopping!
In order to get my daily dose of wow I head over to Etsy to discover new, interesting, unique and generally awesome little goodies that are handmade by masses of different people!
Etsy reminds me of a little market places where tons of friendly people are peddling their wares! The only difference between Etsy and a real market place is this is my computer and I don’t actually get a chance to meet with the talented artists that pawn their goods on Etsy!
I admire and respect many of the artists on Etsy and adore giving them business! I think it takes a special kind of person to create so many interesting items! I call them artists because truly that’s what it boils down too! These people put heart and soul into all their creations! The best thing is you’ll shop, purchase, and end up owning something that’s truly a one of a kind item! What more could a girl want?
Some Etsy Shops that the Muse frequents and recommends:
Mad City Sue Soaps
Plenty of wonderful bits and bobs to keep you happy in the shower and out! Handmade soaps, body scrubs, customized mists and more! I strongly recommend the Italian Cream Cake Foaming Shower Parfait but please try to avoid digging into it with a spoon! After all it is for your body!
When the Muse wants to a little sparkle, shimmer, and glitter she looks no further than Whimsy Hollow where she can purchase Faerie Glimmer Dust! This gorgeous shimmer comes in a whimsical little jar with the cutest little powder puff. Use it on your eyes, shoulders, body, anywhere you’d love a little sparkle and a bit of honeysuckle fragrance makes it extra special! Whimsy Hollow offers other fine little bits and bobs for sale so check the shop out and see what catches your fancy!
The Muse loves lip glosses and balms! When she grows a bit tired of her normal stash she heads over to Sobe Botanicals to purchase some of their custom made lip glosses! Sobe allows you to choose the color and the flavor of your balm! It goes on smooth, gives your lips a tiny touch of color, tastes yum, and is cheap as a day old chips! Perfect for those days you don’t want to be too made up! Sobe has other wonderful little makeup minerals and such for sale as well!
The Muse sometimes likes to step off the well used path onto a new one! When she does she visits Baba Studios to purchase some of their highly sought after bags! She uses them for a variety of storages purposes and sometimes even when she’s out and about! They always cause quite a stir among the vintage lovers in her life and are quite the conversation piece! For a few dollars you too can own a very interesting piece of art work to hang around your wrist or just to hold your tiny treasures in!
The Muse absolutely adores spoiling her family and friends! She loves buying them pressies even when their isn’t a holiday or a birthday to celebrate! When she wants to add a special little something to a package for a friend or a family member she enjoys tagging it with one of the Victorian tags she can purchase from GraceEsjavacreations! It gives her gifts that special little touch!
BamaBelle Vintage Boutique
I can’t think of a single thing that the Muse’s likes more than vintage clothing! Oh yes wait I can think of something! Vintage clothing without the hassle of shopping for it yourself! Bamabelle scours the Vintage scene for all the greatest finds you could possibly imagine and all you do is sit back and relax while browsing through an extensive list of her finds! Gosh vintage shopping doesn’t get any easier does it? Note: the Muse loves when Bamabelle locates interesting cute camis and lists them for mere pennies for which she’d paid here in Manhattan!
Louise Black Designs
The Muse is never averse to adding a little goth into her life! She admires all the FRUiTS, Lolitas, and general Harajuku girl styles! When you want a little darkness in your life you can visit Louise Black Designs for an array of wonderful gothic clothings! Gorgeous corsets, blouses, and wonderful vintage pieces will line your closet after shopping here! She’s pretty new but she’s a favorite for me already! Her corsets are absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I’ve purchased two already!
The Muse has a lot of wobbly bits that need to be tucked out of the way! When she wants them tucked away and seeks to look glamorous she heads over to the glamourbunny’s closet to purchase corsets and belts and an array of gorgeous handmade clothing! The Muse recommends the Taffeta bow belt for $25! It’s the must have Fall fashion accessory in her humble opinion!
The Muse loves a little flare! When she seeks something with flare she wanders over to Boudoir Queen to purchase it! The Boudoir Doll purses are quite a favorite here! Note: If you’re a lucky petite size you’ll be happy to shop her Living Doll Collection which features some of thee most amazing fashion finds I ever did lay my eyes on! You can pair some of her corsets with a simple pair of jeans for a really amazing look!
As you can see Etsy offers a wide array of wonderful, unusual, unique, and amazing finds! These are just a mere handful of my favorite shops! Head on over, sign up, and begin searching, finding, and adding to your favorite shops! It’s always nice to have a special piece in your closet, shower, or train case that no one else has! Just don’t tell them where you purchased it! A girl has to have some secrets right?
Already an Etsy Member? Tell me your favorite shops!