October 16, 2009

The Muse Thinks Pink: Korres for the Cure Giveaway


Hey guys!

The Muse had a rather busy day at work today so I’m busy typing this up at lunch and will have it go live late tonight. Happy Weekend…it’s only 12 but I’m gearing up for my weekend, can barely wait. What are you up to this weekend? I’m heading to Skull Island with friends, yea as if I don’t have enough zombies in my life. Gonna get some apple and pumpkin picking in too! Plus I’m dying to see Where the Wild Things Are, prob see that tonight, anyone wanting to see it? Comic Con totally went bust on me…that’s a long story…and dramas, first year I’m not going but meh other things to do.


More important things to discuss….

As you know I’m Thinking Pink for the entire month of October to bring awareness to Breast Cancer and how this disease is more common than most of you realize.  In my fight for the cure I’m donating $200 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I’m not the only one donating funds and time to Breast Cancer this month.  One of my very favorite brands, Korres, has also joined in the fight for a cure and has some incredible “pink” offerings on their site to raise both awareness and funds for their charity of choice.   A few days ago I told you all about the Korres Lip Kits for the Cure.  These are a mere $19.50, include three fab Korres products, and 10% of the proceeds goes to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.  As if that wasn’t enough Korres is deducting 20% Off all it’s “pink” products in October by using promo code GOPINK.

Shop Pink with Korres by visiting  www.korresusa.com

Korres has been very generous to Musings and sent along a package full of love and pink products to give away to readers.   This prize package includes a total of eight Korres products and will be given away at the end of the month.

To enter to win you can do a few things.

Follow me on Twitter.

Stop by, say hi, chat with me.  I don’t bite.   I procrastinate daily on Twitter so it’s a rather awesome way to get some one on one time with me. It’s particularly an awesome tool when I’m not answering emails for months at a time (my inbox is ridiculously packed).

Following me on Twitter gives you a single random chance to win the prize package.

Secondly, go ahead and comment. Tell me what the weather is like on your side of the planet, tell me your experiences with Breast Cancer, heck tell me what your fav Korres products are…anything, everything, chat it here and you’ll be randomly entered one more time to win.

And lastly for every $1 you donate using my chip in widget you’ll have additional chances to win. Two chances by using the above methods and $1 gets you a third chance, $2 gets you a fourth chance, and so on and so fourth. Proceeds with be donated to my charity at the end of the month.

Now…you wanna know what you’ll be winning right?

Korres Products 1

It’s alot, Korres went crazy with the love package they sent over.

Here’s the deets.

This prize package will include:

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes ($12.50)
Pomegranate make up removing wipes, that gently yet effectively remove make-up, cleanse and tone the skin leaving it refreshed
• Oil free formula that provides effective cleansing with no greasy residue
• Pomegranate extract ,rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant, defends skin against free radical damage while also providing moisture

Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing Cream Gel ($29.50)
Pomegranate Lightweight Moisture Balancing Gel that lightly moisturizes and tightens pores, balancing the skin
• Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Zinc balances skin by regulating oil production. Its antibacterial action effectively mattifies oily areas while allowing dry areas to stay perfectly hydrated
• Carob tree polysaccharides moisturize and hydrate the skin while also fighting the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
• Provitamin B5 provides long-lasting hydration, leaving a flawless finish
• Avocado, Macadamia and Jojoba oil nourish and comfort the skin while allowing it to breathe
• Naturally derived Vitamin E provides an Antioxidant, moisturizing and softening boost

Korres Cherry Full Colour Gloss in 23 ($16)
Long-lasting, creamy, semi-sheer formulas in wearable and vibrant shades. Go natural with NEW naked shades!
• Cherry Oil moisturizes lips, prolonging the wear and giving a high-shine, non-sticky finish
• The natural active Jojoba Oil smoothes fine lines and deeply hydrates the lips
• Potent antioxidant Vitamin C and E prevent free radical damage and repair the lips

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Scrub ($19.50)
Pomegranate deep cleansing scrub removes dead cells and surface impurities without irritating or stripping the skin, revealing a radiant complexion
• Pomegranate extract, rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• Naturally derived and perfectly cylindrical Olive stones effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and clean pores, helping to prevent blackheads
• Aloe vera, a historically established medicinal herb, that soothes and heals skin
• Marigold extract, a known skin healer, that helps to calm irritation

Korres Little Body Butter Quince ($9.50)
Scent: Fruity, spicy
Feel: Uplifting Luxurious, smoothing body butter, clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and antiaging action.
• Quince Body Butter is enriched with Shea Butter to soften, moisturize & restructure the skin.
• A proprietary blend of Sunflower, Almond & Avocado Oils restores skin’s elasticity & smoothness.
• Quince extract acts as a soothing agent to heal and nourish stressed skin.
• Little size is travel approved.

Korres Body Butter Quince ($21)
Scent: Fruity, spicy
Feel: Uplifting Luxurious, smoothing body butter, clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and antiaging action.
• Quince Body Butter is enriched with Shea Butter to soften, moisturize & restructure the skin.
• A proprietary blend of Sunflower, Almond & Avocado Oils restores skin’s elasticity & smoothness.
• Quince extract acts as a soothing agent to heal and nourish stressed skin.

Korres Zea Mays Blush in 16 ($22)
Beautifully pigmented blushes give skin a radiant and healthy glow.
• Soft, creamy texture that allows for effortless, uniform application
• Formulated with the Korres proprietary botanical blend of phytosteroles, soy, and licorice that delivers a smooth, long-lasting glowing finish

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Mask ($24.50)
Pomegranate Detoxifying natural clay mask that removes harmful impurities and diminishes pore size while maintaining hydration
• Pomegranate extract ,rich in tannins and polyphenols, diminishes pore size and neutralizes free radical damage
• White argil clay quickly absorbs pore-clogging oil, toxins and impurities while gently exfoliating dead skin cells
• Zinc balances skin by regulating oil production. Its antibacterial action effectively mattifies oily areas will allowing dry areas to stay perfectly hydrated
• Lactic Acid, a natural AHA, gently exfoliates without irritation revealing younger skin
• Jojoba oil nourishes and hydrates, leaving the complexion velvety soft

As you can see the prize package is huge. You’re entering to win all of the products not just one. They come as a complete set. This contest is open to US readers only, I’m sorry International readers, please see my other Think Pink contests as these are open to you.

A special thanks to the kind folks at Korres for supplying the Muse with a fabulous prize package. If you’re supporting pink this October I hope you’ll join up and indulge in your fav products at Korres and support them in their bid to raise funds for their charity. Korres is a brand near and dear to my heart so it’s a great pleasure to team up with them on this giveaway. Do search back through my old posts as I have many reviews and swatches of the products featured here.

Good Luck!

Note: A winner has been selected and notified via email. Giveaway is closed.


About the Muse

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‘.


  • Lisa

    Im a huge supporter of Susan G Komen because both my aunt and grandmother are survivors. I even went to the local salon that was doing pink hair extensions and the money goes to the cause….got mine and im wearing it and telling everyone why i have pink hair.

    • the Muse

      lisa how fantastic, thank god they are ok! Omg that’s an awesome idea 😀 I want pink hair extensions :-D!

  • Elle

    twitter follower – yes!
    hi musings, i do have a tx addy, so i wish to participate this giveaway! i have donated $5 to the breast cancer cause! thx for organising this! hugs

    xoxo elle
    ps: i had added the pink ribbons in most of my avatars n pics ^^

    • the Muse

      thank you SO much for your support Elle 😀 I appreciate it so much! 😀 GOOD LUCK!

  • Marilyn

    That’s so cool that Korres supplied you with those goodies! 🙂 I’ve tried the lip butters (yum! not perfect, but very good), lip glosses (wish they were just a bit stickier and more pigmented, but very very nice glosses), and the watermelon tinted moisturizer (seriously, I love this stuff! good color match for me, has spf30, and good coverage. It does dry quickly but is worth the extra effort).

    • the Muse

      hi marilyn!

      Thanks for sharing items you tried 😀 Love the WTM 😀 I have to review on here one day 😀 good luck hun!

  • jkim

    hey muse! just started using korres on a regular basis myself. one word: awesome! would love to win this!

  • Michaela

    Well, I already follow you on twitter, but…might as well comment too. 🙂

    Thanks for doing this! I will certainly have to check out Korres’s pink offerings.

  • sparklingpinkgorilla

    Oooo this looks so nice. The body butter in quince is my favorite. It smells so fresh and clean. In fact- all their stuff does. I love Korres.

  • Daisy

    My favorite product is the potted lip balm. I haven’t tried much of their products so I hope this changes things.

  • Mandy

    They’re really generous! It’s so weird, I was thinking of stopping by Sephora today to see if they have any lip butters that’ll suit me and I wake up and see your wonderful giveaway! (: Hmm, the weather in NY is very rainy and cold LOL I’m sure I don’t have to tell you and you’ll probably know already. The sudden change in weather is probably going to cause a lot of people to be sick.

    • the Muse

      ugh right Mandy!? but this week it’s utterly beautiful…perfect flu weather! Good Luck hun!

  • Cynthia

    I LOVE the Pomegranate cleansing wipes! I’m new to Korres, but absolutely love everything I’ve tried so far!

  • Kaye

    Did you really just mention Comic Con? You’re a beauty lover AND a geek! I love you 🙂

  • Suri

    Hey girl love the blog!
    Glad to see a great company doing things for a great cause!

  • Valerie

    Hi Muse! I’m in Connecticut and I lost my mom at a young age to breast cancer. So, it’s a cause near and dear to my heart. I donate regularly and do whatever I can in my area. Korres is a great company! I’ve only tried their shampoos, which I love. I’ve seen their products demonstrated on TV and everything looks yummy. I’ve learned SO much from your blog and newsletters. Thanks for all you do from a fellow makeup junkie 🙂

    • the Muse

      Hi Valerie I’m so sorry about your mother! 🙁 I’m hoping to donate a nice sum to my charity of choice it’s such an important thing more women need to be aware of!!!!!!

      Aww that’s so sweet, glad you learned so much:-D Thank YOU for reading my silly babblings! Good Luck!

  • brittany b

    it was very nice of you and korres to create this contest. i am becoming quite the fan of korres products, especially their lotions.

  • Nadine

    What an awesome giveaway! How does one pronounce Korres?

  • kira

    haha aww. i was a loser and read up til the product thing, then i saw us readers only 🙁

    • the Muse

      aw I’m sorry Kira. Please enter my other contest they are for international readers…!

  • Carol L

    I have yet to try Korres. I am dying to try that brand, maybe with Sephora’s F&F coming up, I will indulge.

  • Holly

    I remember being 10 or 11 when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was exactly one month to the day that her husband, my grandfather, passed away. I have always been close to my grandmother, so even at a young age, I remember going to see her in the recovery room and her coming to stay at our house for a month to relax and recover. My grandmother was lucky and caught her cancer early on. However, this year alone, I know four women who were diagnosed with breast cancer.

    • the Muse

      gosh Holly I’m glad your grandmother was so lucky but so very sorry about the other four people in your life who are suffering. I wish you and them the best. Thanks for sharing your story!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy

    It’s been raining all weekend where I am Muse! 🙁 I guess it’s a nice excuse to stay in and catch up on reading blogs!! I have the Korres Lip Butter and it’s wonderful! I have dry lips and it does a great job at keeping my lips moisturized. I have it in Jasmine and it’s great to wear alone for a neutral look or under lipstick so my lips don’t dry out. The Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes are on my list to pick up when Sephora Friends & Family begins!!

  • mary_in_wonder

    damn you lucky girl winning this huge package! OMG awesomeness…..and I’m coherent….
    I was lemming the Estee Lauder pink set today….wanted to buy it for my Mum, we we weren’t allowed to swatch it…thus I passed. It was such a good deal! the kit for the price of a lipstick (at least here)….and I wasn’t sure the color it turns on skin. My Mum’s skin is “special” it turns cosmetics’ color into waaaay different than they show on on others o_O unsafe to shop for her….

    • the Muse

      hey mary! How are you? I didn’t win this, I’m giving it away 😀 Interesting about your mom…perhaps best for her to head it and give it a try before using but if you can’t swatch that makes it a pain ;(

      • mary_in_wonder

        omg why did I write that? o.O Must have been hyper-super tired >.> I’m deadly tired in general,…..well, Im cursed HEHE

        • the Muse

          lol no worries Mary 😀 ditto! it’s monday cannot function here!

  • anna

    great giveaway! I always see korres in my TJ Maxx but I never got around to try any products. I especially liked the Yougurt line, it sounded really tempting

  • Heather T.

    I am loving this giveaway! Korres rocks :D. Really hope I win and thanks for supporting breast cancer, Muse!!

  • Sherry

    I adore Korres lip butters and body butters.
    Their eyeliner pencils are also great since I have sensetive eyes.
    I’ve got my eyes on the cleansing wipes.
    Thanks Muse!

  • nicereminders

    Hi Muse! I am nicereminders on Twitter! I would love to enter into this contest.
    I live in Ohio so I get typical midwest weather. My skin is mostly oily and I have found many Korres products to be lighter on my oily skin. Their Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser is a lifesaver!
    I got to see Where the Wild Things Are yesterday and I loved it! Do go see it, it’s money and time wonderfully spent. 🙂

    • the Muse

      thanks for the follow nice! I really enjoyed Where the Wild Things Are 😀 Seen it Friday night with my besties 😀 good stuff! The ending was a little unresolved though what did you think!?

      Good Luck!

  • Lizzie

    OMG i would LOVE to win this! I am obsessed with Korres, especially their guava lotion!!!

    ps I also sent a request to follow you on twitter…im @wizfoe 🙂

  • Deanna G.

    I love Korres! The body butter is my favorite 🙂

    PS- I follow on twitter, too!

  • Joan

    I just sent a request to follow you on twitter. My username is ohheyitsjoan.

    I love Korres products, and my absolute favorite one is the Wild Rose mask! It gives a glow like no other and smells soooo good.

  • Linda F

    What a nice package. It is cold and rainy here today. A good day to stay inside and snuggle under my blanket with a cup of hot tea.

  • Mollie

    Want! But does not has Twitter. Does not want Twitter. Already spends enough time procrastinating.

    • the Muse

      LOL hear ya Mollie! No worries you’re entered to win since you commented!

      Good Luck!

  • Chelsea

    What a great giveaway! I think it is so great that Korres is donating this to help fight breast cancer! I hope I win!

  • DonnaN

    What a great way to GO PINK!! Kudos! I am thankful that the women in my family have had no recent issues with Breast Cancer, but I am now of the age where I need to have my FIRST mamogram. No FEAR!

    The weather here in Wilmington has turned downright-BITTER….and my lips are starting to suffer…..time to start using my new Korres Lip Butter! I just picked up Guava at my Sephora and seriously……my Chapstick’s got nothin’ on this pot-o-shea butter goodness! Oh, and am dying to try their Pomegranite products!

  • Hana

    Wow, awesome prize. I love the quince lip butter, and the jasmine shower gel. It is so hard to find good jasmine scented stuff. And my lips were dry and hurty lately, but I used the lip butter today and they feel fine now. <3

  • Hailee

    Awww I’m sorry bout comic con, can’t wait to hear about that!! Where the wild things are was amazing, I loved it so much. The little boy was so cute, and boring random fact, he’s from Portland Oregon, where I live!! Woot.

    Hm, my only breast cancer occurance was that my grandma had it when I was too little to remember, but she is fully rid if it now.

    • the Muse

      hey hailee!

      aw it’s ok 😀 I had a nice weekend anyway! I loved it too! I thought the little boy was adorable and a great actor. Loved the music. I did feel things were a left a little unresolved….what about you?

      Thank god your grandmother is ok now! Phew. Good Luck!

  • Heather

    This is such a great prize & such a geat cause!
    Thanks Muse!!

  • Bonnie

    Awesome! Thanks for introducing me to Korres, Muse, among many other brands! 🙂 I now cannot live without the Cinnamon & Clay Mask for oily skin.

  • kanita b.

    I love korres lip butter!! And the weather here (Gainesville, Florida) is still in the 70s and tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the 80s!!!

  • CC

    Following you on twitter 🙂

    I just recently discovered Korres and have loved everything I have tried! I would love to win this and try more of their stuff 🙂

    I saw another comment about the pink hair extensions! I got them last year. I’ve always wanted to have a little pink in my hair but can’t with my job, but got away with it for a little while last year with a reason for it. They should offer them all year and still donate!!!

    • the Muse

      hey cc got your follow and got your entered to win for your comment, twitter, etc!

      I’ve always wanted a blue streak but pink sounds just as awesome :-D!!!!!!!!!

  • Jodi

    Hi! Please enter me into your giveaway.

    I’m trying to request following you on Twitter now….as JodiMof3.

    I would love to try Korres products because I don’t know a thing about them! This is the first I’ve heard about them from your blog and they sound like a wonderful company.

    Thank you!

  • iamalejandra

    Muse!! This prize HAS TO go to your #1 twitter-stalker, ME!!

    • the Muse

      LOL hey you! I miss when you aren’t twitting me! Where ya been!? and yes you are my #1 stalker on Twitter LOL!

  • Shefali

    Hey Muse! I would love to win this prize package cuz I’m a Korres JUNKIE! Love their makeup, skincare, and bodycare. All amazing. My favorite product of theirs, and the one that got me hooked, is my first Korres purchase – guava body butter 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Diana

    Hi Muse!
    I just sent a request to follow you on twitter and I would love to enter for this contest. I’ve been a lurker on your website. I really love all your reviews and I want to thank you for getting me into Lush! I’m absolutely addicted now. 😛

    • the Muse

      awesome Diana 😀 always great to hear the good word of a new lush addict haha 😀

      good luck!

  • Lisa

    I have always wanted to try Korres. And lately have found myself going into Sephora or on their website and just staring at it or reading reviews. I’m trying to convert my cosmetics collection into natural/not going to kill me products lately. So perhaps this is just one more temptation under my belt….one day Korres, one day.

  • Del

    Hey Muse – looks like a really great giveaway…read all the cool comments your readers left about the different products they use/like & looks like I may have to indulge so I can see for myself all this juicyness that everyone is talkin about. My sis just started using Korres stuff & I know she loves it. Maybe I’ll have to hop on the Korres bandwagon!

  • Jywoi

    Wooow! They are quite generous O_o
    I’ve never tried Korres (a bit too expensive for me) but they seem to have some really great stuff!

  • MeredithWD

    Hi there! the korres line looks SUPER indulgent 🙂 Im glad to support any company or individual that contributes money to cancer research. My mother got Uterine Cancer when i was 12 and then found a lump in her breast a few years later. Cancer doesnt just affect those who have the illness, but those around them. Although i truly wish it was something she never had to go through, ill never forget how it made me realize at a youg age how much she means to me.

    Great Blog~Meredith

    • the Muse

      hi meredith 🙂

      I feel the same way about companies donating to cancer research! I’m so so sorry to hear about your mum 🙁 I hope she’s well now.

      Good Luck!

  • Marlo

    That’s really nice of Korres to provide such an awesome prize package, and for a great cause. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try that blush.

  • Lisa

    Wow, that’s a really great idea, the pink hair extensions!