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Beauty News: Shiseido to Buy Bare Escentuals

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In all my years of collecting Bare Escentuals I’ve come to associate the brand with Leslie Blodgett’s face. This has become something very important to me because I honestly can’t associate many brands with faces, it somehow makes the makeup experience more personal as if Leslie is my best friend, telling me all about the new makeup coming out from season to season.

Leslie and her company, Bare Escentuals, is joining forces with Shiseido.

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Want It: Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Cleansing Massage Set

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The Muse isn’t one for dabbling around with her skincare. She normally sticks to what she knows. But she can be tempted on occasion.

Shiseido Pureness Oil Control Cleansing Massage Set does so tempt!

Click ahead to read about this new cleansing kit from Shiseido.

This set includes a cleansing massage brush….I swear that must be what appeals most to me. The Muse is a gadget junkie for sure…what? I get happy about a facial brush, can’t help myself.

Also included in the set is a full size Shiseido Pureness Deep Cleansing Foam and a travel size of Shiseido Pureness Balancing Softener. The set provides a gentle facial massage and is designed for a more thorough cleansing thanks to the silky-soft, finely tapered bristles and silicone cushion of the brush. Plus you’ll get oil control benefits with the foam as well!

I just want it because of the brush….

Available now from Nordies.

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Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit

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When it comes to our bad economy you have to be thankful for small favors. Take for example the fact that Sephora has packaged up so many premium brands lately and slapped a “Sephora Exclusive” stamp on ‘em and a smaller price tag. Love ya Sephora, thanks so much.

My latest find in the Sephora Exclusive category is one I can always use help with, my eyes. Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit is $50 bucks, available exclusively at Sephora, and a killer deal.

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I’m always on the look out for the best eye cream around anything to rid me of puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, and the other woes of suddenly getting older. I’ve come across plenty of great but nothing incredible as of yet.

A kit that focuses on my eyes that’s a mere $50 bucks is a welcome adventure for this Muse. The Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit focuses on eye woes with products to improve wrinkles, dark circles, and dullness.

The set includes:

  • Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
  • Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam
  • Shiseido Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener
  • Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask (4 Packets)
  • Tip card

I’d say my eyes need this kit!

Likey!

Available now at Sephora.

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Cosmetic and Beauty Buys $10 Bucks and Under At Sephora

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You ever find yourself adding items to your cart at Sephora and when you’re ready for check out you don’t have enough for free shipping. I normally notice I’m left scrambling around for something cheap to add to my cart so I can tip it to the $50 or $75 mark so I’m not stuck with shipping fees. This is also around the time I’m overspending as my cart which just had $45 dollars in it is now loaded down with near $100 bucks. Bad Muse, bad!

Here’s a handy guide to some great beauty buys that are $10 bucks and under at Sephora and worthy of a pick up if you have a $10 dollar bill burning a hole in your pocket or if you’re looking for that perfect, cheap item to tip your cart in the free shipping direction without over spending!

Check out a few great Cosmetic and Beauty Buys that are $10 Bucks and Under At Sephora after the jump!

Available in over 25 shades Sephora By OPI Nail Colour is merely $9 bucks each and the perfect treat for tips and toes without breaking the bank!

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Fresh Cosmetics Magic Wands Mini Mascara Duo contains two mascaras for layering featuring Supernova Mascara and Firebird Mascara, all for $10 bucks!

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Sephora Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain gives the perfect natural flush to cheeks and that just bitten look to lips for $10 bucks!

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Michael Kor Leg Shine To Go is my sister’s absolute fav item. Glide this smooth, silky shimmer on legs and arms for a bit of a sunkissed sheen! Plus the mini shine to go is only $10 bucks!

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Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash To Go is only $9 bucks so it’s ideal for travel friendly makeup removal plus you can try it before you commit to a larger size!

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Sephora Make Up Brush Cleansing Wipes are $10 bucks and awesome for keeping by you makeup vanity during application. These wipes are super for whipping out and wiping brushes off for quick changes of color or easy peasy guck removal on the fly. I adore these and the price is just right.

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Shiseido Makeup Facial Cotton is the best deal around in the Muse opinion but you already know that from reading her past raves. $9.50 gets you a great big bundle of facial cotton for whisking off eye makeup in a flash!

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Stila Charmed Eye Shadow Palette with 24 Karat Gold is probably the best deal and most talked about deal in the beauty blogging world at the moment. $10 bucks, four colors, and it’s Stila, hello lovely!

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1oz of Philosophy Handmade To Go is $10 bucks and ideal for tucking in your desk draw, makeup bag, or for traveling with!

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I gasped when I noticed that the Vincent Longo Diamante Quad was still in stock and $10 bucks at Sephora. I loved it before when I splurged on it for much more and I love it even more now at it’s current price!

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Korres Face Primer is pretty awesome if you have dry skin. You can check out the mini size for merely $10 bucks, cheapness!

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Vincent Day Play Duo Compact Highlighter contains a shimmering kiss of highlighter for cheeks and face plus it’s a big ole palette for $10 bucks! Yums!

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Korres Lip Butter is $9.50 and gives the perfect pigmented pout! I was introduced with to Korres Lip Butter when I purchased a kit a few months ago and it was love at first dab.

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These little treats are worthy of a check out and won’t break the bank. They are rather nice little bits to peek at if you happen to be at Sephora and aren’t wanting to over indulge but do deem yourself worthy of a little treat.

Hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to add some of your fav $10 dollar finds in the comment box!

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Product Musings: Majorica Majolica Lash Expander Mascara

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Care to Muse Majolica Majorca with me? It’s been a while since I mused Japanese cosmetics. After talking with some of my mates on Twitter today I realized how much I miss musing about on CozyCot about makeup and just posting hauls and such. Good times!

I was inspired to product muse about one of my favorite mascaras soon after. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander is worthy of a muse for sures!


For the longest time Majolica Majorca mascaras were my go to holy grail mascara for longer, fuller lashes. I swear MJ mascara has some magical formula that makes my lashes look incredible. I’ve been so busy testing everything in the sun the past year or so I can’t recall the last time I purchased a new version of MJ mascara. With each new season Majolica Majorca has a knack for introducing a new mascara with a supposedly new and improved formula. Most times the formulas are as incredible as the last but I’m a traditionalist and love the simple old Lash Expander as is.

The design of the mascara is meant for Asian eyes and lashes as the applicator tends to fit the contour of an Asian eye very well and pulls lashes upwards and out. I love it because it always gives my lashes a fuller, longer look. Particularly longer! Many mascaras I’ve tried and none give me as much length as I get from MJ.


It’s my first Japanese love and will remain so ever after. I’ll continue to buy new versions as it releases and I’ll try not to push it aside when I’m busy testing other mascaras as I must remind myself it’s superior to all others. Loves it!

Are you a fan of MJ mascara?

Why or why not?

If you’d like further details about Majolica Majorca Mascara do see my full review here.

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