Smashbox Holiday Collection 2009: Smashbox Wish Holiday Collection

Tis the most wonderful time of the year! Well, actually, if I’m being technical I’m thinking Fall is actually the most wonderful time of the year……what do you think? Halloween or Christmas? I lean towards Halloween as the bestest time of the year and Christmas sliding in a close second.

Anyway!

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Smashbox Holiday Collection 2009 is hitting shelves very, very soon! You know you want the deets on that collection dontcha?

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Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set Giveaway

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As many of you know over the years Elizabeth Hurley has played an important role in Estee Lauder campaigns. Her gorgeous good looks have graced many a promo images for the company and I can’t help but always associate her with my favorite fragrance from the Estee Lauder Collection, Beautiful.

Each October Elizabeth Hurley joins up with Estee Lauder and spends time traveling around the world raising awareness for breast health and funds for breast cancer research. Elizabeth has been doing this journey since 2000 and continues to fight the good fight by educating women about the importance of early detection.

In honor of Elizabeth Hurley’s spokeswoman status she has her very own lip kit. The Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set is a hand-picked selection by Elizabeth herself and includes a lipstick, gloss, lip pencil and gorgeous pink case.

The case is merely $22 dollars and Estee Lauder will donate a total of $500,000 from sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I have one Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set that I’ll be giving away in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To enter to win you merely have to leave a comment here with a valid e-mail address and you’ll be randomly selected to win this prize. Since I’m the Muse I deem the contest open to everyone who visits Musings. Which means you can be from the US, Canada, Japan, or Mars….the Muse doesn’t discriminate on your location and will happily ship this little kit to the winner no matter their location. You’re only allowed one entry to win however if you chip in you’ll be entered for a second chance to win or a third or a fourth depending on how much you donate.

Good Luck!

Please note this giveaway is now closed. A winner has been randomly selected and alerted via email.

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Pieces of Life: The Muse Thinks Pink

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Life is such a precious thing and I do believe we sometimes forget that.  In 2007 more than 1.3 milion people worldwide were diagnosed with breast cancer.  That’s a terribly scary number.  The good news is the disease is 98% curable upon early detection and the morality rates have fallen in recent years which is due to what we can hope is greater awareness of the importance of this disease which can effect anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

The Muse urges you to join in this month and Think Pink.   Some simple steps could help you prevent or help with an early detection.

Get screened.
Ask your doctor who often you should have a breast exam.

Check yourself regularly.
Report any changes in your body to your doctor as soon as possible if you notice anything abnormal.

Eat More veggies, fruits, fiber and other nutrients.
Watch your diet and try not to overindulge in the bad stuff. Balance it out with a good, solid diet.

Work Out.
I walk three miles daily, something as simple as incorporating more walking into your life keeps you healthy and fit.

Don’t Smoke.
‘Nuff said.

Drink less.
If you’re a heavy drinker try to keep it to a minimal.

Simple lifestyle changes can add years to your life and to your health. For the entire month of October I’m dedicating some time, space, and money to Breast Cancer Awareness. In order to do this I hope to gain help from all of you. I’ll teaming up with the Beauty Blog Network and joining in on Comments for a Cure. What is Comments for a Cure? It’s really simple peeps. Leave a little blather here on this post and I’ll donate $1 for each comment which will be capped at $100. At the end of the month I’ll be holding a second Comment for a Cure post where you’ll again have the chance to speak your piece and I’ll donate an additional $1 for each babble that comes in capped at $100. That’s a total of $200 dollars which will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Now here’s where I ask a little favor from you. If you look on the right side of my blog right below the search my blog box you’ll notice a widget which allows you the chance to chip in. I hope you’ll consider donating a $1 or more to support me in raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The widget will be up all of October so you’ll have until the end of the month to maybe donate a buck or two and show me you’re thinking pink too.

This entire month I’ll be featuring reviews and products from several different brands who are also Thinking Pink and helped support some fantastic giveaways here on Musings. My original plan was to have anyone who chipped in (donated) to be entered for a chance to win these fabulous products. However, I’ve changed my mind and have decided everyone deserves a chance to win. Each time I post a giveaway you’ll have a chance to enter once to win and you’ll be entered in a second time (doubles your chances of winning) each time you donate. So….if you donate nothing it’s ok, you’ll be entered to win a prize regardless. If you donate a $1 you’ll be entered to win twice, if you donate $2 you’ll be entered to win three times, and so on and so forth.

I’m teaming up with Korres, Estee Lauder, and other great brands to bring you some fantastic items that not only support Breast Cancer Awareness but also donate to the cause. The prize packages will include high end makeup, skincare, and other fabulous bits and bobs.

I hope you’ll join in my cause to Think Pink for October.

Don’t forget, leave a comment! Each comment will have the Muse donating $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

And just in case I’ve included the widget in this post so you can easily donate if you’re inclined.

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Urban Decay Stereophonic 24/7 Eye Liner Set Review and Swatches

The Muse already brought you news of the Urban Decay Hi-Fi 24/7 Eyeliner Set and today she’s bringing the good word of the second set from Urban Decay. Excited? I know I am because they are truly great little sets with an inexpensive price tag.

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Sana Hiaruronsan Moisture Gel Review

If you’re a Japanese makeup and skincare junkie like me you’re probably very familiar with a brand called Sana.  Sana has a slew of little sub brands they put out such as Excel, Maikohan, Etc….

Honestly, some of their sub brands have really gimmicky products but I end up buying them because the packaging and advertisement is just too blooming cute to resist.

The most recent Sana release caught my eye right away because again I was drawn in by that uber sweet packaging that I find so hard to resist. Always expecting to not really be too surprised when something from Sana is cute but not necessarily great quality I braced myself for a let down.

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And was pleasantly surprised….

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