Posts From May 2009

Beauty News From Abroad: Stila Go Buh-Bye

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One of my favorite bloggers, BritishBeautyBlogger, has reported that Stila is officially pulling out of the UK. Seems Stila has been pulling the plug on most of the European markets and Asian ones for now. I imagine as they rebuild you may see them pop up again on your shores but for now it seems it’s become more and more exclusive to US shores.

How do you feel about Stila possibly not being available in your country?

Will you miss it?

Tell the Muse!

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Steals and Deals: CVS $5 Coupon

If you’re heading to CVS this weekend you can take this little coupon with you. Click it, Print it, and Save $5 off your $30 purchase.

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It’s good until Monday!

Happy Shopping!

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Coppertone NutraShield Sunscreen Lotion Review

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A little more SPF’ing in the cheap zone today kids! Many of you expressed a delight for a budget SPF after I posted a review on Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch (many of you also expressed your dislike! Wince!). For those not loving the budget SPF quick look away and tune in next week when I dig into the posher brands! And for anyone who said hells yes I want cheap SPF, here’s another one coming atcha!

Coppertone NutraShield for your face and body this season offers a high SPF and an affordable price tag.

But is it worth it?

Click it for the deets!

Coppertone NutraShield Faces Sunscreen Lotion is an SPF 70+ with the ability to protect from UVA and UVB. It’s pretty much sweatproof and waterproof so you’ll be happily skipping around outdoors, heading to the beach, or swimming it up at the pool without having the worry about reapplication over the course of the day. Put it on and it stays on.

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Minor problems here and there but for the most part a good experience with this SPF.

It’s a creamy, creamy formula which is great if your skin is dry but not so fab if your skin is oily. My skin seems to like it but it takes a sec or so to absorb fully and it leaves a slightly white cast. I don’t mind the whiteness because I’m going to use a prep and prime to whiten anyway so who cares but the whiteness could be irritating to some however many SPF’s do this anyway so you may already be used to it by now. Remember with SPF less is more. You don’t need to slather your face in SPF. A simple dollop will do. I’m mentioning this because the creamy formula may sway oily skin users from trying this but I think with proper application it can work for just about anyone. The product is pretty much fragrance free or at least I didn’t smell anything, again a plus for anyone that doesn’t like scented facial products. Cheap sun protection? I has it! With it’s high SPF and inexpensive price tag I do think Coppertone NutraShield Faces Sunscreen Lotion could become your new best buddy this Summer. This will set you back $7.99-$10 bucks at most drugstores.

Now if you’re wondering about your body you can follow up with Coppertone NutraShield Sunscreen Lotion. This has pretty much the same moisturizing formula as the facial formula. It absorbs nicely, it’s not sticky, and it protects with an SPF of 70+ which makes it ideal for harmless UVA and UVB rays. I tend to spend much more money on facial SPF than I do on body SPF so this is pretty much a perfect pick for me to slather on my arms, legs, etc…..I used to buy Clarins but I’ve come to realize that I go through it so quickly it’s best to stay on the cheaper side when purchasing an SPF for my body plus SPF is generally good for a mere year before going off.

Overall, Coppertone NutraShield offers a nice inexpensive option for both your face and body. If you’re looking for a drugstore brand in the $10 range this would be something you might want to peep at. Pretty good stuff!

Anyone a lover?

Tried it?

Tell the Muse!

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FaceFront Stunt Double Concealer

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The Muse is always up for concealer as you know! So when I seen the new FaceFront Cosmetics burst pop in my inbox with their brand new concealer I was kinda excited.

Click it for the babblings about FaceFront Stunt Double Concealer!

The description says it’s a creamy, hydrating, and aqua smooth formula. I dunno what aqua smooth is but they had me at creamy and hydrating. The Muse’s eyes are soooooo dry!

Only four shades are available which could be a deal breaker for some. The shades run from lightest, medium, darker, and a green to conceal redness. I’m perfectly ok with the color selections available but some might find it a bit discouraging since the darkest shade isn’t too dark at all however if you’re a lighter or a medium you should find a good match.

5g jar is $15.50 USD and Free Shipping using promo code STUNTDOUBLE. I think I’m going to order one, count me curious. I love testing out concealers so might as well!

Review to come soonish!

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Summer Must Haves: Evian Mineral Water Spray

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Although Aquafina Facial Spray is WAY cheaper, the Muse still has a soft spot in her heart for Evian Mineral Water Spray!

They say Demi Moore buys this stuff by the case, I could probably relate as it’s super good. Whether you want it to cool off in the Summer or you’re using it to tone your face, Evian Mineral Water Spray def appeals. One thing about this is it never dries my face out. It simply delivers a delicate blast of cooling mineral water onto my skin that aids my moisturizer to absorb easier which in turn allows my foundation to apply flawlessly. It’s pretty much a multitasking product as people use it to tone with, use it to cool off with on warm day, or even use it to set makeup!

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As I said it’s not the cheapest option around but it is one of the few that works, simply, easily, without any fanfare.

Loves it. That is all.

How about you?

Is Evian Mineral Water Spray a Summer Must Have?

Using something else to tone with?

Do tell me about it!

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