Man, I seriously need to wake up today. A sleepy Muse is not a pretty Muse! I dunno why I’m feeling so drained but I do so feel the need for a nap!
To get my day started I broke out my Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel aka Beauty on a Budget Wake Up Before You Go-Go Shower Gel!
Nothing like Zoolander and Wham to get a girl awake in the morning!
Like Lollia Shampoos, Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel comes in a cute little toothpaste style tube! Simply squeeze for a bit of wake you me up shower gel! The gel smells like a really nice blend of honey and sparkling citrus! Truly a great morning time shower gel!
The formula of the shower gel is a jelly so it’s rather soft and soothing on your skin. Fresh botanical extracts cleanse skin and honey-rich emollients and Bee Balm with Butters of Mango and Avocado deliver soothing nutrients to the skin. The gel is the perfect size for travel plus it’s a nicely priced $8.50 USD so it won’t kill your beauty budget! It’s also available in the Mint Julep scent which is another great scent for a morning wake up cool!
I adore these cute little shower gels! They make a great little addition to my shower or my guest rooms for visitors plus they are travel friendly when I only need a little something to stash away in my luggage. The scent wakes me up in the morning too which is an added bonus!
If you need a little wake me up before you go-go check out Lollia Grenadine & Tonic Honey-Rich Shower Gel!
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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!
Everyone is jumping on board the cream shadow bandwagon! Gotta loves it. I’m particularly in lust with the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme release as I’m liking the colors!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme and Eye Pencils come in brilliant, creamy color that lasts all day! The way Estee Lauder is pimping these shadows it appears they will last all day without budging for extreme long wear, likey! Brilliant, stay true color for 15 hours according the promo, whoa, hello long wearing shadow please to meet you! The formula guarantees it won’t fade or streak in heat and humidity thanks to a special blend of film formers which optimize the shadows long wear properties!
The shadowcreme’s will be released in 10 shades for $17.50 USD each. Shades include Pink Blush, Vintage Violet, Antique Gold, Ivory Lace, Precious Jade, Golden Apricot, Silver Leaf, Blue Velvet, Sea Mist, and Lilac Petals.
Match eye pencils are available in seven shades for $19 USD each. Shades include Black, Richest Coffee, Forest, Midnight Blue, Black Plum, Graphite, and Bronze.
I have my eye on the creme shadows in Antique Gold Golden Apricot, and Pink Blush as they look quite nice for Summer wear.
What do you think?
Tell the Muse!
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Sweet! I think I’ll pick up the new cream shadows now!
FloridaSweety is back with a brand new video about the best way to return items at a store! I posted one of her videos previously and it got a great response as I think everyone enjoyed her as much as I did. She’s always a great inspiration to get a good conversation flowing so this morning’s Musings is all about returns!
So how do you feel about returning makeup? Do you return it or just give it to friends if you can’t use it?
The Muse isn’t as assertive as FloridaSweety sadly so most times anything I hate ends up in the bottom of my closet in the beauty graveyard. I’m also really bad with receipts and keeping them, I throw them to the bottom of my purse and end up losing them etc….Sometimes I feel comfortable returning at Sephora but most times I don’t as everyone is terribly snotty about returns. Did you every notice what a hissy fit people have at counters and Sephora when you have to do a return? Even with a receipt they get all evil and snotty! Or is that me? This is one reason I absolutely adore shopping on Sephora’s website as it’s free return postage back and no one questions you about what was wrong with the product or gives you an attitude problem about returning it.
I really never could understand why employees get so upset about returns. It’s always a rather big deal whenever I return something and five different people have to come over and look at the item, the receipt, etc….
How about you?
Are you a “return queen”?
Do you avoid returning items?
Tell the Muse!