March 4, 2008

CVS Sales

I have to do a bit of shopping today for my good mate Rows from Mostly Make Up. I was snapping shots of the CVS flyer for her last week and as I did I thought maybe I’d post these up for the international readers so you can see some of our drugstore brands, sales, etc…..

As you know I’m not much of a drugstore makeup fan but lately I’ve had moments where I am tempted! Kinda a weird, random post I know and my stateside readers won’t be too interested but I definately thought those of you in different parts of the world would dig it!

Behold the CVS Sale Pamphlet for the Week (Everyone Oooo and Ahhhh all at once now):


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • evo

    you guys get better deals on cosmetics at the drug stores than we do in canada! i’m jealous!

  • MandyPandy

    Forget ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’; I’m tempted to ‘eh’, personally. The deals are so awful this week. A few weeks ago it was BOGO free for Essence of Beauty, HIP, Lumene and Maybelline, and new it’s a mere 1/2 off on the 2nd item.

    So, watcha getting for Row? I hope it’s the Mineral Power Foundation! Oh, and some Milani as well!

    I’m glad to see I can once again visit your site, undeterred. Yesterday Blogger blocked me and said I hadn’t been ‘invited’ to read the blog. I assumed it was because of my uncool haircut. *sobs*

  • the Muse

    hey evo!

    Hehe 🙂 I don’t buy much ds brands so I’m curious how good a deal we are getting here 😉

  • the Muse

    hey Mandy whatcha doing 🙂

    Hey they gotta make some cash they knew I was around so they firgured they’d jack the prices 🙂

    Milani I got for her already although only 5 of the shadows so far..I’m a hunting for mores. Also the Mineral Powder Foundation and blusher I believe it was. or maybe it was the powder. Have to lookee at her list. And also some HIP stuff she wanted to try out!

    I know. I had placed it on invite only for a few hours as it was the Asian Invasion yesterday. I was getting hits from one chinese forum and then this morning 4 more. They are stealing my images and placing them on a forum! GRRRRRRR! Stops it! Stops it NOW!

    It was kinda funny. Email me and I’ll tell you some of the funny sh*t they were saying. Or at least what my translation software came up with. I think I fascinate them as I’m fat and I have alot of makeup! YAY ME 😉


    No no it wasn’t your uncool haircuit. You can come to my blog even with an uncool haircut HOWEVER you can’t go out with me looking like that!



    Happy Belated Birthday lovie 🙂

  • Row

    I’m hereeeeeeee

    It was the Mineral errrr liquid foundation my love and the powder, yes yes its because Mandypandy recommended it. Geez this sale is better than anything we have in the UK tho


  • MandyPandy

    Speaking of drugstore diving, have you seen the Terra baked eyeshadows and bronzers at Duane Reade? I was at one today, and tried the eyeshadows, and I have to say: in terms of texture and pigmentation, they are top notch! The color selection could be better, but otherwise, they trump MAC’s Mineralized ES by a mile. So, so, soft and silky! And they’re only $6.99!!! Get the to a Duane Read (though not all of them carry Terra, I know). Oh yes, and they’re made in Italy (Momma would approve).

    Hell, it’s the Asian invasion everyday at your blog! Half of your readership came from the Far (or Near) East in some fashion or another.

    Heck, yYou fascinate me too, and not just cause you have makeup! Ok, that too. But also because I loves me some BBW so to heck with your Communist Critics! I likes some meat on my birds!

    Wait, what? I thought you loved me just the way I iz! *slaps on a hat*

  • Anonymous

    Hey muse, i am totally addicted to yours and your friend Haru’s blog…absolutely!

    I am a international reader and was wondering if the CVS sale is open to public or you need some member card?

  • the Muse

    Rowssssssss! You is here 😉

    LOL got it 🙂 I got your little list printed out 😉 Plus I still have a load of goodies to send 🙁 ugh so slow is the Muse!

    My offer to adopt you and Mags is still open if you wanna come live with me 😉

    The cat can come too. I’ll kick mandy out so you can have her space 😉

  • the Muse

    hey miss mandy

    Are those the ones that harmons have? I THINK I’ve seen these. They come in green, yellow, aqua, right?

    If these are the same thing I’ve been debating on picking these up for ages. They seemed really silky and smooth when I tested them at Harmons!

    I’m heading to DR tonight! Freaking lemming creator are you!

    LOL Momma would approve! Hun you make me giggle!

    LOL I love me the Asian chicks 😉 lol I wouldn’t trade you guys for the world you rock my socks off 😉

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!! BBW eh? LOL! LOL! Mandy I sincerely adore you why can’t you live next door so we can hang out 😉 I need me an another Asian token girl 😉 and you fit the bill perfectly! I’m somewhat like Gwen Stefani with my harajuku posse…I already carry around 3 or 4 but their is room for a 5th…we’ll think of a good name for you…none of that love, music, angel, baby crap..we can be more creativity then that!

    We need to have a convention…Rows, ‘nes, you, Lilan, Iris…everyone has to come!!

    The Musings of a Muse Beauty Convention 😉 BBW’s Welcome!

    iz luv you just the way you are 😉 Fat, skinny, asian, black, white, green, ugly, pretty, doesn’t matter 😉 You’re perfection 🙂

    Dude your emailz is the broke. Everytime I email you you don’t check! Damn you!

    Anyways will email 🙂 We can giggle over it.

    Love you!

    As a side note I should say, before someone reads this and makes a random comment about it, Mandy is Asian and our banter is purely for fun. Neither of us is making fun of anyone but ourselves 🙂 One thing I think I am good at and Mandy is good at is not taking life too seriously and enjoying a laugh at ourselves 😉

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Thank you thank you thank you! I’m so happy you enjoy my blog and I’m thrilled you love Iris’s as well she’ll be very happy to hear that!

    Where are you located love?

    CVS is quite open to the public. No membership card is required. It’s just your average run of the mill drugstore that sells cosmetics, shampoo, snacks, meds, etc.. 🙂

    Anyone can pop in and buy whatever they like. If you’re located in China, Korea, Singapore, Etc…then CVS would be equivalent to Sasa kinda 🙂

    Hope this answers your question!

    Thanks for the compliment and comments!

    Do come back to chat with me!
    Love hearing from my readers! Especially my international ones!

  • MandyPandy

    What’s a ‘Harmons’? Never heard of it. I’m not sure about the other colors, but there were quite a few greens, browns, tans, beiges, etc… Many dual-sided e/s as well. Truly some of the most beautiful quality e/s, drugstore or otherwise.

    Next door? Shit, Sweety, I could live in your kitchen cupboard, I’m that small (plus I pay my rent on time, so please consider it).

    Harajuku girls?!? I thought I was the ONLY ONE!!! You’ve been lying to me all along!!! Jokes on you, though, ’cause I can’t dance. Might as well put me back where you found me (the kitchen cupboard).

    A ‘convention’, eh? Is that how you trap them? We’re not Pokemon you know; it’s not like you gotta catch ’em all. *runs and stumbles*

    My e-mailz ain’t broked! Just lmk in the comments section when you e-mail me; it’s my secondary address so I don’t check it as often. But do e-mail me, I must hear the juicy, juicy details.

    People are making random comments about me? Sweet, I’m notorious!
    What are they saying about me? Probably something to the effect of ‘fat’ and ‘has lots of makeup’. It’s true, you know.

  • the Muse

    Hey Mandy!

    It’s kinda like CVS. Harmon’s Beauty Store or something like that.

    Dual sided too? I’m going to DR tonight. Didn’t have time last night as I was rushing home!

    I feel the lem.

    LOL! Noooooooooooooo you can’t live in my kitchen cupboard. You can live under the stairs like HP 😉

    YOU ARE YOU ARE! I was making that part up that I had others..kinda..sorta…



    I’m gonna email you later tonight so now you have an alert to know to check your emails!

    Plenty of juicy details to be had 😉 and giggled at! When you going to step into 2008 and get a damn messenger!?

    LOL it’s true in my case too. Fat, lots of makeup, but we are both damn cute aren’t we?!