the Muse’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 1 Pamper Yourself

This giveaway is now closed and random winners have been selected and contacted about their prize.

Happy Holidays! I can say that officially now that’s it’s December 1st right? I hope you’re enjoying yourselves so far and you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your friends and family.

Today marks the first day of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on Musings of a Muse. This is my way to give back to YOU considering how much all of you give to me each and everyday particularly those of you who take time out to comment and say hello, tell me about your hauls, etc….I feel like we’ve known each other for years! It’s also my way of saying thanks.

Last year we had a really great time with the giveaways and I can’t help but wish I had a truckle of gifts to give each and everyone!

You might be new around here so just a brief recap about my version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Basically I’ll be posting a new giveaway every other day and giving you two chances to win that giveaway. This particular giveaway will last one week however other giveaways will last the month through and winners will be alerted via e-mail after the Holiday season!

The prizes range from HUGE and extravagant (at least I think so) to small and fun.

Sound cool?

Let’s get on with our first one!


Urban Decay Spring/Summer Collection 2011

Wowwwwwwww British Beauty Blogger shares some of what Urban Decay has in store for us for Spring/Summer 2011. Holy cow, excitement ahead!

Check it!


The Muse’s Gift Ideas: Let Them Eat Cake!

Cake mmm…particularly cupcakes. Evil temptations but oh so delicious aren’t they? If you’re as obsessive about cupcakes as me and want a calorie-free beauty gift for a friend.

Check out this great gift idea!


Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist Review, Photos

Gather round kids.

Let me tell you, I can’t begin to list the number of collagen washes and various ranges of skincare that feature collagen in Asia. The amount is astounding. Boggles my little mind.

Collagen is quite the popular commodity in Asia. Perhaps this is why all Asian woman look incredibly young and gorgeous well into their golden years.

As for me I like the way a good collagen wash feels on my face. Feels all slippery and hydrating! Loves! I don’t really think the US embraces the entire collagen thing as much as Asia does. Sure we have skincare that includes it but Asia goes steps further with toners, lotions, washes, and more.

What’s it do?

It’s supposed to help skin retain moisture as well as increasing it and improving the skin while decreasing wrinkles. I’ve used collagen products for a while but I can’t really say if they working to decrease wrinkles since I haven’t reached that stage on my face however in combination with hyaluronic acid I can noticeably see how much more hydrated my skin feels and how it retains better levels of moisture.

Regardless this might be a bit boring and I’m not a chemist but it was a good lead in to my review of the new-ish (new-ish since it released two months or so ago) Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist which supposedly boasts 1000 MG of Collagen.

Let’s have a look!


Sephora Lip Clutch

Dear Sephora,

Just a quick thanks. There’s something so fabulous about pulling a huge pair of lips out of my purse. I get vibes of Sweet Transvestite from Transexual Transylvania when I do.

Only you could do that for me.


the Muse

Loving on the new Sephora Lip Clutches! I dunno, it’s just such a fun little makeup bag, something about those big, fat lips. It’s available in a sequin style too, you know, for when you wanna bring that bling.

$20 at

Fill it with your favorite small samples and gift it or keep for yourself and hum that sweet little Doctor FrankenFurter ditty when you pull it out of your bag, guaranteed laughs.