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Oct 20, 2008

The Demise of NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi

A kind reader, Elena, pointed out last week NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi had disappeared from the shelves and was clearance'd out at her local Target!


Could this be true? Was the Muse's prediction of the demise of these lines at Target right?

I skipped my way to Target immediately to find out as I was very curious to see what was going on!

Super sleuth, the Muse, is on the case!

I'm unsure where Elena is located but it looks like the lines are all up and available at Target and regularly priced here in New York. I visited two Targets just to be sure but all remains perfectly safe and far.

The only thing I noticed that was slightly suspicious is the lit title header on the Pixi display was gone (at both Targets!).....mmmm could be me jumping to conclusions but is this a hint that they are taking the display down soon?

Hmmm missing display!

Who knows but I'm definately keeping my eyes peeled for new develops as I'm dead curious if the lines will make it or break as predicted by yours truly!

Have you seen Pixi, NP Set, or Jemma Kid on sale at your local Target?

No? Think the lines will last much longer before hitting the sale bin?

Tell the Muse!

Target Steps it Up and Introduces NP Set, Jemma Kid, and Pixi to it's cosmetic line up!

Pixi Eye Beauty Kit Review

NP Set Lipgloss Compact Review

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Blogger MC said...

Hmm, I was at Target yesterday and saw the lines there at the full price....though if they do decide to clean house on the lines, I will go to Target and clear out the stuff of things I wanted to try but not pay full price for. :P

October 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ditto! Both targets were full price :)

I'll be there too lol..I indulged in a few pieces but it was a bit too costly and didn't go back for more but hey half price I'm on it lol!

October 20, 2008 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Yellow Fever said...

These items weren't very popular b/c of the price, so I could see how they might be getting slashed. If they are, you'll find me knee-deep in that clearance bin! =)

October 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL I'll be there with you lovie :-)

October 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

Target's on my list of things to do today. I'll check mine as well and report back, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised. Waaay overpriced for Target!

October 20, 2008 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Tammy M said...

Hmm....although it looked nice, I passed on all three...but if it goes on clearance, then I guess I will meet you there!!
I did notice at my Target that NO ONE was buying any of it....seriously, just walking by complaining about the price, lol!

October 20, 2008 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey you :) First time commenting on my blog ;)

I feel so loved hehe!

I agree, very overpriced for target..can't wait to see if yours has it on sale!

October 20, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Morning Tammy!

Ditto! I've stopped by on a few occasions and listened to bitching and ranting about the prices. I indulged way back when it first appeared in August and the lines are nice but way too overpriced for a store like target!

I'll meet ya at the sales bin shortly :)

October 20, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

Hi Muse,

I suspect the day will come, either sooner or later. Target was so naughty not to carry Iman Cosmetics anymore, that line was actually better and cheaper. The high end stuff are well, too highly priced! Like all of y'all, I'll be there digging when these stuff are all on sale :)

October 20, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Paige said...

We have these lines in our local Target, which is not a metropolitan area. It's a smallish city in North AL. Anyway, the last time I was in there, everything was full price. However, I'll be glad to stalk to see if it does go to clearance...which, I would think, would be a small city before the metropolitan ones. Unless they are doing away with it all together? Seems way too soon to do that. Thanks for the update! Will report back if I see changes:)

October 20, 2008 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's very strange...I was just at my local Target (I'm in Seattle) on Friday and everything was full price. On the other hand, more than a few things were sold out and it didn't look like they were making much of an effort to restock them, so maybe they're just running down the inventory first?

I totally agree about the prices, tho. If I'm shopping for makeup at Target, I'm not paying Sephora prices!!

October 20, 2008 at 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Starchild said...

Hey Muse,

I was at a target last week and all three displays were up and everything at regular price. But as everyone has stated before me, if it were to go on clearance I would so be there!

October 20, 2008 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Happy Monday Dao!

How are you gorgeous?

Def agreed..maybe not now but I suspect around Feb or into early Spring!

I actually can't recall Iman at Target eep! Was it nice?

I admit I did indulge when this came out but the prices make me wince. Some stuff is very nice but it's not what I am looking for when I head to Target. If I wanted Sephora or counter prices i'd have gone to those locations not Target :P

October 20, 2008 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Paige!

Ditto..all full price here too! Nothing unusual yet :)

I agree I think if anything hits sale wise it would happen in a smaller city first prior to dwindling down to a bigger city!

It does seem soon but the prices are obscene for Target and with the economy going the way it is they may have realized no dice on these!

Thanks! I look forward to hearing the scoop ;)


October 20, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

I went to two seperate locations just b/c I was so nosy lol!

Hmm I did take note a few items were low on stock too but I chalked it up to lazy employees :)

Agreed 100%! I'll go to a counter for those prices...nuts!!!!

October 20, 2008 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey starchild :)

We all need to meetup to dive through the sale bin together lol!

Leave your long earrings at home just in case a fight bursts out hehehe!

October 20, 2008 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous sandy said...

oh, dang.. I live in Canada, so I cant fly over to target to see if they are having a sale. When I first heard this is gonna come out, my heart did a little butterfly dance. The price tag, however, stopped my heart beating in a fast motion - kidding. They are overpirced for a drug department store like Target. I'll stay tuned.

October 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

If it goes on clearance I'll check some stuff out, but otherwise no.
I was hoping they'd fail :P
I tested the products at the store (as they had testers at my store) and they just didn't seem to have the oompf of MAC, so not worth purchasing to me.

October 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi sandy!

Totally with you darlin' the prices are way too nutty!

Don't worry I'll keep you posted and as soon as it hits the sale rack I'll let you know so you can head over to MUA or ask a friend for a CP :)

Thanks for the comment!
Hope to hear from you again soon!

October 20, 2008 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd

oh lord def not mac :) no one beats mac :)

The line is not bad but it needs alot of work on the price :P

October 20, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger *jen ~ Fifty-Cent Head said...

Hi, Musey!

I just had to pop in with my 2 cents on this post. :)

I have been picking up some hours at our local Target lately and noticed that, while these 3 lines are still up and well-signed, no one buys this stuff at all! In fact, I walk past this aisle at least 4 or 5 times a day, and never even see anyone looking at 'em.


They should have asked us bloggers, first, right? :)

I'll sniff around later this week when I'm back at work and see if I can find out some more info for you.


October 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Dancinggal said...

I think we are just getting the NP set line here now, will have to go back and read your post on it and check out what looks good!

October 20, 2008 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Citrine said...

I saw them too (full price, duh...)Some of those eyeliners and eye shadow have really cool shades and all that...but seeing eyeshadow at $17 is such a turn off...come on, it's Target!

October 20, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Rhondalei G. said...

I am hitting up Targhey tomorrow! Just to check it out. The last time I was there, those lines were still full price. I was surprised that these made its way to Target and even BE last year. Updates from Seattle later! ;) xoxox Rhondalei

October 20, 2008 at 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

darn. I actually bought a pixi lip glow kit no. 2 not worth the price. it has this funky smell and it doesn't last long. But they have a nice range of sheer colors, good for work and very portable. I wouldn't mind hitting the clearance rack when they go on sale. whoohoo.

October 21, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jen!

Good to see you!

Yay we can get the inside scoop from you when the sale goes down lol! You'd be the 1st to know for sure!

It's rather sad but I've noticed no one bothers either when I am in target!

Absolutely we'd have given them the lowndown :)

Thanks! I'd love to hear the news :)

Big hugs!
Good to see you here, been a while since you comment!

October 21, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dancinggal!

so far I tried the gloss nothing's actually one of the cheaper options compare to pixi and jemma :)

October 21, 2008 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Citrine!

Darn everyone is in on the full price...Well..we can all be ready to pounce when it does go on sale lmao!

I don't mind the price tag however at Target it's more than I'd expect to pay for SURE!


October 21, 2008 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Rhondalei G!

Do let us know the deets when you get back :)

BE they actually shouldn't be selling..they aren't authorized BE sellers and got into trouble about that last year. :P

Looking forward to hearing the good word!


October 21, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

I didn't try the lip glow kit shucks..funky smell def calls it out for me :P

Me either :) hehe we'll all prepared when the sale hits w00t!

October 21, 2008 at 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Elaina said...

Hello Muse... well, my name is actually spelled, E-L-A-I-N-A, but no worries, thanks for making me famous on your blog! Lol!

I hail from the fabulous state of California. I'm about an hour north of San Francisco, loving that the weather is cooling down. Anyway, I think they're still offering it online, but all the stores I've visited out here have said, buh-bye to it.

Sadly I waited it to go on super-clearance, and that was my bad, b/c now it's all gone... :-(

Hope you're well!!

October 21, 2008 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Vivian said...

Unfortunately for me, I can't even get to see them things. How I wonder that I'm just living next door and yet we don't have as many things (cosmetic, brands)like in USA.

Oh well, but I've heard of Target, a bargain department. The prices aren't right, esp at this low point of economy. A single eyeshadow for 18.00 is steep. Considering that MAC is 17.00 on their website. I'm starting to think that lipstick indicator is somewhat misleading and confusing.

I guess I'm waiting the downfall of these three lines, does that make me bad? XP

October 22, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Elaina!

Sorry honey :)

LOL you're most welcome!

Lucky you I'd kill to be in CA right now!

interesting, very interesting! If it hails that way here I'll def be in touch and let you know hehe!

Thanks for telling us!

Hope you're well too! Again sorry for the delayed reply..I've been swamped with comments :)


October 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Vivian!

Aw sorry viv :( I's bizaaro :( to say the least!

LOL not at all I love a good deal ;) Honestly at the prices they are offering these I may as well indulge in MAC!

Sorry for the delayed reply

October 31, 2008 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true. I stocked up on NP SET's makeup, and all of it was on Clearance--I was able to get his lipgloss for only $3/each, and his blushes for about $5!!! I was amazed at how cheap everything was....however, I looked at the makeup section and the makeup display is still there for full price--my only guess as to why they were getting rid of some stuff is because NP Set's MU has no preservatives/parabens, so it's not suppose to last long on the shelves. They were probably trying to get rid of the old stuff, which is probably about 5 months old?? I love the MU so much, I'm glad they still have it at Target.

January 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

whoa thanks for the tip off! Must get over there and see if they have anything on sale lol!

It's possible about he parabens but I doubt it..I'm thinking they will dice it all sooner or later!

Thanks for telling us!

January 29, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

Stores like Target are large enough that they make deals with their vendors to take back everything they didn't move - so if the merchandise is expired (or about to expire), I'd think NP would have to eat it. But it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong, either!

January 29, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi robyn

could be right I'm not sure but either way it'll prob go on clearance one day ;)

February 2, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

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