Pieces of Life

Pieces of Life: the Cheap Edition

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Two bucks for a satchel? 4 for a box? Word.

Dudes, sit tight and listen to my tale of cheap!

Ok, last night I was wandering around Sephora and loaded my cart up with stuff I didn’t really need. As I was getting ready to check out I clicked up on my samples and proceeded to select the gift box option. I always get the box as I use the awesome Sephora gift boxes for storing bits and bobs. They are such sturdy boxes, they make a great organizer for little pieces of makeup and other items.

After selecting all my options and punching in my debit card number I was about to hit submit when I realized my total was a tiny bit off. Hmmm wonder why?

Turns out that gift boxes and satchels are no longer free at Sephora. For serious. Now it’s $4 USD for a gift box and a satchel is $2 USD. Ummm so not cool. Ew. I was being totally cheap so I removed the box option and was about to go for the satchel when I realized that they were charging for that too! Damn. Oh well I suppose I can understand charging for the box but the satchel was a bit on the ridiculous side.

To add insult to injury I had added the new Korres pack they have for free with your Beauty Rewards. I was quite chuffed about this and was looking forward to getting it. I had over $76 USD in my cart which more than qualifies for free shipping on the items I had purchased. When I added it into my cart they were charging me $5.95 USD to ship all my items but if I remove it shipping was free. What the frack? No likey paying shipping for something that’s free.

Anyway, this was my rant of the day about Sephora. I’m not loving all these changes but I suppose they are necessary in this economy but that doesn’t mean I have to like ‘em!

Grrr!

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Pieces of Life: Yen versus USD

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Good news awaits you on the yen!

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Much to the Muse’s delight USD is holding it’s own against Yen for two whole weeks now. I’ve been following it closely and it’s been converting almost even for the past two weeks. I’m hopeful it’ll keep through the Summer so we can take advantage with not only Summer Collections but most important Fall Collections.

At the moment the conversation is equal to USD which isn’t particularly a great sign for the economy but is a nice relief from past conversions. I’ve been holding out on my Japanese Spring haul due to crummy conversion but now I can indulge!

Bless be!

The moral of the story is if you haven’t hauled Spring yet you may want to now with the conversion rate going as it is. It’s really anyone’s guess how long this will last so take advantage while you can.

Off the topic of Yen, Won is still converting wonderfully well too so if you’re wanting to haul from Korea now is a good time.

Friendly note from your resident currency converter and makeup junkie hehe!

Tell the Muse!

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Pieces of Life: Geeks on Late Night TV Edition

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I’m a big fan girl when it comes to Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, for the Muse they are the true dynamic duo. Watching them together brings back great memories of The Screen Savers which in turn makes me think of the great ways that I plan on herding up a bunch of geeks and torching the G4 building one day!

Anyway.

The moral of today’s story is you can re-live your geeky days of youth and see Kevin and Alex outside of Revision3 broadcasting today!

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So check it. Kevin and Alex are going mainstream tonight and are making a guest starring appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you’re a follower you prob already caught the eppy of Jimmy being the first “official” guest star on a Diggnation eppy who’d think you’d see Kevin, Alex, and of all people, Jimmy Fallon together!? But tis true….see it below.


I think Jimmy is a really funny guy but I haven’t yet seen his show as the word is out it’s a nap but of course I got my Tivo all set for a record to see Kevin and Alex on the show. Could be the fan girl speaking but I think Kevin and Alex are amazingly funny so I’m looking forward to seeing their antics on late night TV.

The moral of the story is if you’re a fan you’ll want to catch the guys on Jimmy Fallon tonight. Deets for the time are below!

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I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes!

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Pieces of Life: The Hello Kitty Edition

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Damn, that bloody kitty! She’s popping up everywhere lately isn’t she? I’m speaking of Miss Hello Kitty of course!

With the introduction of the MAC Hello Kitty Collection the entire world is being reintroduced to every one’s favorite cat again! The Muse loves the fact that everyone is embracing Hello Kitty and loving all over her.

Actually since we are all feeling the love for Miss Kitty this Spring how about banking with HK herself?

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If you happen to have an account with Bank of America you can sign up for their new program called My Expressions Banking.

My Expressions Banking is simply a gimmicky deal that allows you to embrace the unique side of your personality while banking. Who the hell knows why banks deem it necessary to make your banking more personal with debit cards that feature cats, dogs, and any other array of items that suit your personality! But hey I am so NOT complaining as I am loving the My Expressions Banking Hello Kitty Edition.

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Basically the program simply works by taking your old ugly blue and silver debit card and replacing it with a pink and white Hello Kitty debit card! Oh my god the cuteness may make me hurl! But not only does your debit card change you’ll also get checks featuring Hello Kitty and your monthly paper statement (if you get one in the mail) will be printed on Hello Kitty stationary! How awesome is that?

Sincerely, can I embrace my inner 6 year old kid with these options? I love that my bank card sports Hello Kitty! For the Muse it’s the equivalent of a black American Express Card.

I actually don’t get monthly paper statements as I do my banking online but I was too curious to see these Hello Kitty statements so I switched back to paper for a month and was oddly delighted to see Miss Kitty making an appearance on my banking statement…lord things can’t get any cuter!

If you’re a Bank of America customer you can call up and have your current debit card switched over to My Expressions Banking right now. Believe me if you’re an HK fan you’re so gonna wanna do this. And hey if Bank of America tanks at least you’ll have a cute debit card that’s virtually useless! Yay!

Click to make the switch from blah banking to Hello Kittified banking!

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Pieces of Life: The Economy Edition

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Did you read the news today? Obviously you have considering I think we all watch it as it’s such a train wreck we can’t keep our eyes from it now can we?

Today’s newscast is the demise of Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks….hello insanity!

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Looks like our fav luxury retailers are barely keeping their heads above water at the moment. And finally we reach the pinnacle of no return.

What do you think?

It’ll get better……?

No way, it’s the long road home!

Tell the Muse!

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