Musings of a Muse

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Mar 24, 2008

Woodbury Hauls, Steals, and Deals

I went to Woodbury with my very best friends Jen, Jamie, and Jai on Saturday. That sounds like some kind of 50's band doesn't it? Bloody hell all those J's! I feel left out as my name begins with the letter "I" sheesh! Note to self change your name so it begins with a "J".


If you're in the New York area (my stat reader tells me some of you are) you might want to head over and nab a few deals here and there.

The Cosmetics Company Outlet is hauling major MAC and you can score some serious bargains right now.

Here's the lowdown of what I seen there:

Lovestone Mineralized Eyeshadow-I believe this was $10 bucks. I already have it but my friend Jai got it and I think he paid $11 USD.

Almost all of the Christmas Collection from this year are available at the moment including piggie vial sets, palettes, etc....


Lip Bag Sets $22.50 USD
Pigment Vial Sets and Lipgloss Sets $20.75 USD
Palettes $23.75 USD

Quite a few other MAC bits and bobs as well. I was mostly into the Christmas Collection thought as it was great I could grab some of what I missed during the holidays!

Major Bobbi Brown is happening as well. They had a really uber cute 8 or 10 piece mini brush set with pouch for $60 which I really wanted but I was trying to practice some sort of willpower.

Tons of Bobbi Palettes from last season such as the bridal ones for $33 USD! They had Shimmerbricks as well and a trio of glosses for $26.75 USD!

L'occitane also had quite a few bits and bobs around. I nailed a awesome two piece kit for $42 USD which included a 3.4oz Mint Green Tea Perfume and 8.4oz Body Gel!

I also picked up a 3.4oz Verbena Eau de Toilette for $35 which came with a two free bottles of shower cream in Verbena and a Verbena soap! I was running low on this anyway so it was a nice deal!

Various clothes, accessories, and shoe steals and deals as well since most of the outlets are flooding in with Fall/Winter Collections which means big time deals to be had! The Factory Shoe Outlet had a ton of great Chinese Laundry purses which were considerably marked down from the normal $95-$145 price tag. Fendi had some killer bags as well at lovely prices. Yankee Candle has a slew of tart warmers in Spring Designs if you're interested.

Lancome had Bi-Facil for $20 USD which was a steal as it's normally $26. They also had some killer Flowerbomb box sets. The box set I purchased from Nordies a few months ago for $175 USD is $86.75 USD. It includes a 3.4oz Eau de Parfum, a mini Eau de Parfum (unsure of size), and a 8.4oz body lotion. That's highway robbery! They had other various kits as well ranging from $76 USD at the lowest and $87 USD at the highest. If you adore Flowerbomb as much as I do you'll really wanna haul ass over to the Lancome Factory Store to nab some of this before it's gone. I actually ended up purchasing three of the $86.75 kits to use as gifts when I go to England this year for some mates. One of closest friends lives in London and she'll absolutely freak when she finds out what I paid for this. She's one for entitling Flowerbomb her "signature" scent. Seriously for the price you can't go wrong. Random I know but if you're curious what Flowerbomb smells like the best way I can describe it is cotton candy.

They had the normal range of Lancome bits plus they had some Shu shadows, blushes, and lip rouges that were pretty much free well not really but the price is almost free to my eyes and ears. The shadow selection wasn't vast but the price was right at 3 for $15 USD. Sadly I had ever color they were offering at the price :( The rouge unlimited were the old packaging style so they aren't exactly fresh however the price was right as well at $4 USD each.

Practically all the shoe/sneaker outlets have the buy one get one 50% off sale. Nike, Puma, Sketchers, Factory Brand Shoes, Etc....

Two places that deserve a mention on restock are Kate Spade and Jimmy Choo. I can normally never find much of anything in either outlet but I ALWAYS seem to get some killer deals around the beginning of Spring when the stock rotates. I hauled 1 Kate Spade Purse and 2 pairs of Jimmy Choos at some seriously discounted prices.


The moral of my story is if you're in the New Year area and want to score a bitchin' deal or two or three hit up Woodbury soon!


PS I didn't take pics of all my haul but I did include some of the cosmetics I purchased ;) After all this is a blog about makeup so it's worth snapping a few pics to put in here right?


Note: For my beautiful readers abroad in any other countries a brief explanation for you about what exactly Woodbury is. Woodbury Commons is an outlet shopping mall which basically translates as a graveyard of such for older collections of items. The outdoor mall consists of a zillion different shops each housing one or several particular brands. As Seasons rotate and upscale shops need to rid themselves of older style selections those selections get sent to outlet shops for resell at considerably discounted prices. Woodbury happens to be one of many outlet style shopping centers.

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Blogger Cynthia said...

sounds like a great haul!! im so mad..i didnt find out at the CCO until recently and i was up at woodbury outlet..over the originally from NY..and now live in Chicago..well hope i get to swing by there this summer and hopefully..maybe they will have fafi or heatherette there?!? that would be awesome!! LOL...great haul though!!

March 24, 2008 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

How to convince my SO to drive me up there this weekend. :( Don't think it's going to happen as he happens to hate driving and outlet malls with a passion.

March 24, 2008 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger BeautyChick101 said...

OH MY GOSH!! I definitely have to head to Woodbury immediately! Thanks for the heads up!

March 24, 2008 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Cynthia!

Thanks ;) Ooooo I adore Chicago! You guys have it so good. It's as gorgeous as New York without as much traffic ;)

God if they got Heatherette and Fafi that'd be killer!

When you're next trip here? ;)

They still have novel twist as well. Tons of it!!!!!

Thanks for the comment :)

March 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Ping. said...

argggg.. . i am so jealous!!!! we never have this kinda sales here.. if we did.. warehouse sales, women go mad... would love to have the christmas pallete... :(

March 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jen!

How far off are you?

LOL Men always hate outlet shopping. It's in their genetic makeup ;)

I'm about an hour away from it!

March 24, 2008 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hey Jamie!

No prob! Def get up there as the stock is really rotating at the moment!

Bring a credit card or two ;)


March 24, 2008 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger PaoPao said...

Lucky you!!!! Some of the girls here could kill for those bargains!!!

March 24, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw ping I know :(

sigh! We get ALOT of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Etc...that visit the shops. They have sorta tour buses that come from various parts of New York etc...and they are walk out with the most bags hehehe!

March 24, 2008 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pao pao!

I know. I was just mentioning to ping we get so many different people shopping here from abroad. It's popular with people that are visiting New York from other companies!

I wish I could get you guys some of the deals ;)

Rent a mini jet and drop them over Spain hehe!

March 24, 2008 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

We're probably about the same distance as you are from it. He lives in Queens and I'm in Jersey-but you should hear the moaning and groaning that ensues when I even mention Woodbury. I swear it'll be a miracle if I ever get him over there.

March 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Gee said...

That is such a great haul!!! I'm so jealous!!!

I didn't really start getting into MAC until Fafi. Ah, what a great collection I missed out on!!! I want the lipsticks sooo bad! My nearest CCO is like 2 hrs away...if I knew they had this in stock, I'd go for sure!

So lucky Muse!!

March 24, 2008 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i'm SO jealous! :P Wish I could go there...I really want those Holiday pigment and lipglass sets!

March 24, 2008 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jen!

oh cool! I had no idea you were so close to me! Maybe we can go together one day!

Men just don't get it *sad sigh* hehe!

Have you been to Jersey Gardens? Pretty nice shopping there too ;)

*evil smile*

March 25, 2008 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya gee!

Thanks hehe!

I'm positive CCO will get some Fafi in a few months!

You should call and ask ;) They may even ship!

When I get back I can cp any of it for you if you want! just give a yell!

March 25, 2008 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ' * : . b | u 3 . : * '

Just let me know and I can cp for you when I go back!


March 25, 2008 at 6:38 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Lucky lucky u!!! :)

What is the design of ur Kate spade purse and Jimmy Choos?? I'm curious! Email me? ;) hehehe....

March 25, 2008 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey serene :)

the kate spade bag is the serena design in brown! I can't use it now but I'm stowing away for fall ;)

The shoes I got were a traditional brown pump which go well with the bag. They are somewhat boring but I really love them for wearing with suits.

And I got a strappy metallic purple heel which is from the fall colletion. Very nice. I think I'll be able to work these in the Spring ;)


March 25, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

OoooOO..... Strappy metallic purple heel! Sounds nice. :)

March 26, 2008 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

they are so gorgeous serene ;)

maybe I'll take a piccie and post it

March 26, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

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