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Dec 19, 2008

Sephora Sale!

Hmmmm the Muse came across some interesting sales on Sephora today! Seems Sephora is axing Pop Beauty and Vincent Longo from the line up and slashing prices on LE Holiday goodies across the line!



And here we are with another sale......

Nothing is sacred this year and virtually everything, including luxury gifts, are getting the axe and experiencing an abnormal price cut! A reader mentioned that MAC in the UK is even having a sale...makeup sale in Europe? Unheard of!

Sephora appears to be doing it's normal house cleaning by placing Pop Beauty and Vincent Longo on sale however they are also slashing prices on many, many gift sets! This is highly unusual and leads me to believe that the items simply didn't sell well this year and they have to get rid of them somehow. Right now it's 7 pages give or take a few pages for items that were already on sale such as Bourjois Paris and Sugar Cosmetics however I'm seeing big name brands on the sale list such as Stila, Urban Decay, even Fresh!

I'm curious what will happen as Christmas comes nearer and in fact passes for that matter. I'm guessing we are in for some serious discounts after the Holiday. We've seen some great sales this season but I think we are in for some SERIOUS sales come the New Year! Who knows this year you may see them giving away items for free during the semi-annuals! At this rate we are all going to need extra storage to stash away our ridiculous hauls.

Here's some items that Sephora has slashed and that the Muse suspects will be slashed even further after Christmas.

Stila Shine on Gift of Glaze Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $22 USD


Urban Decay Essentials Regularly $39 USD now on sale for $25 USD



Philosophy Under the Mistletoe Ornament Lip Shine Gift Set Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $25 USD


Vincent Longo Diamante Quad Regularly $40 USD now on sale for $28 USD


Pop Rose Bell Blush Palette Regularly $28 USD now on sale for $19.60 USD



Too Faced World Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection Regularly $42 USD now on sale for $34 USD



Tawaka "The Ball" Regularly $65 USD now on sale for $35 USD



Clickie for more items that are on sale!

Obviously the recession is the root of all evil in the cosmetic world because it's causing some serious temptation to splash out major bucks to haul all we can at these prices! Sheesh! The Muse is being good and not indulging but she can't say these aren't some nice steals and deals that are popping up lately!

What about you?

Hauling?

Saving your cash for a rainy day?

Tell the Muse!

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24 Comments:

Blogger melanie said...

Girl at least we are doing our best to stimulate the economy when we buy the goodies!!! LOL! :) I know I am doing my part, haha!

December 19, 2008 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I was debating between hauling and saving for the post christmas sales, and I'm hoping you're right, that sales are even bigger after Christmas, so I'm going to save that money :)

December 19, 2008 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL mel! Yup! That we are :) I'm always doing my part! Obama should make me his right hand girl :) I'll bring the economy back one lipstick at a time!

December 19, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

me too dd. but of that bizaaro mentality that it'll all be gone by the time the real discounts roll around..but maybe not!

honestly..since the semi annual in Jan/Feb are ALWAYS heavy discounts I'm betting that the discounts are going to be really steep this year...SUPER savings!

December 19, 2008 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

That's nothing! Even Ulta is now clearing out Sugar! WTF?!? I can't let Sugar go the way of Pout! I'm scared Izzy, hold me!

PS: Have you heard of the show Posh Nosh? I checked out a few clips yesterday, thinking it was a new show, and found out it's actually several years old (six, to be specific)! Where have I been all this time?!? I didn't know Ritchard E. Grant could act!

December 19, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

AHHH stop the insanity....I like sugar ffs! :( *holds you tight and tries to cop a feel*

Posh Nosh is old schoolz :) back in 2000. reminds me of what not to wear in food format lmao! Richard Grant can't act..it's your imagination...lol

December 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Thanks for the heads up! I heard Pop Beauty's prices were being lowered (one SA told me they were discontinued), but I didn't know about the others! Unfortunately a lot of the discounts don't apply to Canada, but some of the Vincent Longo stuff does! I'm very tempted to get his cream eyeshadows. Have you tried any of those colours?
Also I'm so tempted to get all of the Smurfette collection...but I already made another Sephora order earlier this week. My wallet is hating me already...

December 19, 2008 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

as much as i LOVES a good sale, with all this decline it's starting to get kinda scaryyy~

December 19, 2008 at 10:15 PM  
OpenID finsaur-venusy said...

I hate Pop. :( I think it's because it's Swedish. (No offense to Sweden or anything - I'm Swedish myself. I'm just elitist enough to prefer makeup that is not sold at every other H&M over here.)

That ball-exfoliator-mahjig (eloquence is my strong suit, as you can tell!) looks pretty damn rad, though. I think I'll have to coerce my friend's American boyfriend into shipping one over to me. :D

Oh, and also, I LOVE YOUR NEW LAYOUT. Spiffiest thing ever! <3! Question: d'you draw the graphics yourself?

December 20, 2008 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Dao said...

free stuff at semi-annual sale? I love! Thank you so much for posting this up, I'll definitely save me some money for new year :)

December 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ' * : . b | u 3 . : * '!

Miss ya around here. My pleasure! Looks like sephora is cutting pop out completely :(

the VL cream shadows are pretty darn nice...I have the white one..and I'm debating on indulging further with the sale!

LOL I hear ya my wallet too! I'm reviewing smurfette sometime this week for everyone so you can decide maybe after you seen the swatches :)

December 21, 2008 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jess!

I hear you....extremely scary :(

I hope all will be well and we have a good new year ahead!

December 21, 2008 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there finsaur-venusy!

Aww sorry to hear you aren't loving pop. Ahhh we don't get it at h&m which could account for why we dig it :)

I'm unsure on the ball to be honest...it scares me...LOL!

aw thanks :) glad you're loving it. No I didn't..:) A wonderful girl by the name of Zoe did it for me :)

December 21, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

but of course lol...I imagine we'll need a u haul to get it all home :)

My pleasure hun!
Hugs!

December 21, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Juicy Watermelon - Gloria said...

Hey Muse

Sephora has been doing awful. I was hired as a seasonal in the beginning of October, and I had all my training done by the beginning of November. Guess who hasn't worked a day yet? Yep, that's right. Stores are so slow they don't even need the seasonals!

I am peeved about The Ball being on sale for almost 1/2 off. I got it for my mom's birthday when Sephora had its employee Holiday discount, so I got it 30% off. I almost want to return it and buy it at its current price, plus the normal 20% discount.

I'm also a bit meh about all the makeup on sale now. I have so much unopened makeup and I feel like I have no time to try them, so buying more would be such a waste. -Sigh. What should I do Muse?

December 21, 2008 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi gloria!

whoa...really? I kinda figured as much but this puts it into prospective.

sheesh :( Kinda scary.

I gotta admit I'd have felt the same about the Ball...I wasn't into getting it at all but I do get peeved when I purchase at one price and it's on sale the next day :P blah I'd return it if I were you and score at the new price.

I totally understand how you feel...it's makeup burn out lol!

You can always swap or sell items you aren't using on Specktra and MUA :)

Hugs hun!
Happy Holidays!

Thanks for the heads up about sephora!

December 22, 2008 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Paige said...

I saw that VL was on sale a couple of weeks ago. Do remember seeing the line heavily discounted at Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body several months ago? I picked up a lot as it was 50% or more off on some items. I really like the trios and his cheek and lip stain but I think I'll have to pass. It's too bad Sephora will no longer carry it..it's a nice line but I did see that QVC is now carrying it.

December 22, 2008 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Yup I remember also last year's semi annual had alot of VL as well :)

I really like the stains too and the shadows...really a shame it's gone :( sigh but at least we can haul at a discount now :)

December 22, 2008 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I ordered the Smurfette stuff on Sunday actually, lol :) But hey I'll get to hear what you think and then decide whether to return 'em. I only got the blue glitter liner though...am debating whether to get the white one.

December 22, 2008 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey b|ue!
I ordered it around the same time :)
I got the powder, the quad, and the gloss...but didn't get the glitter liner :) I have so many I figured I'd skip ;)

I think it's kinda worth at the very least trying out and hey if it sucks we can always return hehe!

December 23, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
OpenID viennacantabile said...

so i was wandering around on your site, saw the lolcat picture, and started laughing really hard. that's me holding my friend's cat, minnie. for some reason she just adores being put into plastic bags. :D

February 10, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol vienna!

must be strange to run across it. I found it on an LOLCAT thread. Did you want me to pop a credit in here for your site? for the image?

lmk!

February 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
OpenID viennacantabile said...

nonono, it's totally fine! i didn't even take the picture, and it's not my cat. i just think it's hilarious. :D

btw, have you tried the ojon ball yet? i got the white one on sale, and i've used it once or twice, and am not sold on it yet. any opinions?

also, a lush store opened a month or two ago in a mall semi-close to me, and they still have two or three huge bars of snowcake. i was surprised! i didn't get any because i had already splurged too much. it's all your fault for getting me interested in lush! :p

February 10, 2009 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL so random right?! :)

I haven't! But I seen it was on sale! I'm really not a fan of ojon so I'm kinda wary of trying...but since it's on sale you may see me jump on board for a review soon!

YAYYYYYYY snowcake is AWESOME! Get all of it you can before it's gone :D!!!!!!!

February 10, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

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