Posts From July 2009

Steal It: Cargo PlantLove Eye Shadow Quad

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Like this quad?

Cargo PlantLove Eye Shadow Quad contains four full-sized Cargo PlantLove Eyeshadows. Each shadow is a shimmering, highly pigmented shade that’s organic and paraben-free!

The quad is $25 bucks at Sephora but you can steal it for….

$5 bucks!

Eep! Sephora has the quad available for a mere $5 dollars right now. Shades included are Iris (deep violet shimmer), Thyme (pale golden olive shimmer), Zinnea (copper gold shimmer), and Ginger (warm orange brown shimmer).

Quite worthy of a pick up dontcha agree? I just plopped one in my cart, might as well. Swatches and review to follow!

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Things You Can Buy For $5 Bucks At Sephora

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I already brought you a list of Cosmetic and Beauty Buys at Sephora for $10 Bucks and Under. I thought since money is tight for many of us why not split that in half and bring a list of things you can buy for $5 bucks at Sephora!

See ‘em after the jump!

Sephora Round-A-Pout Beach Ball LipGloss
Available in two shades this little treasure houses four separate shades of glosses to give your pout a kiss of color in coconut flavor!

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Sephora Glitter Lashes
Mimicking Givenchy’s Lash Sparkles these clickable pens come Gold and Silver to tip lashes with a sparkle of fairy-like glitter!

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Sephora Glitter Lipstick
Glistening color that can be worn alone or over your favorite lipstick for a sizzling, sparkly lip look!

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Sephora Lip Attitude
A semi-glossy lipstick available in over 25 shades for $5 bucks!

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Sephora Lacquer Nail Polish

Over 20 shades to choose from to color tips and toes at a budget price.

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Sephora Luxe Noir Sliver Swirl Bag Collection
Choose from a medium cosmetic case, clutch, or pencil case in sparkling metallic silver for $5 bucks!

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Sephora Lipgloss Pencil

Not willing to shell out for a Lipstick Queen Gloss Pencil? Try Sephora Lipgloss Pencils which offer lips pigmented color with a high sheen, glossy finish.

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Bare Escentuals On the Spot
Mistakes happen but quick corrections are easy with these. Each cotton swab is filled with a small amount of gentle solution to provide an easy way to remove eye makeup or correct small problems. 24 for $5 bucks too so your corrections don’t have to be expensive.

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Sephora Eye Makeup Remover To Go
Traveling but not willing to lug along large bottles? Snag a bottle of this eye make up remover in the small size (nearly 2oz). It’s a fav of mine because it whisks away heavy eye make up and waterproof mascara in a flash!

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on 10 Lip Balm
Choose from any number of flavors and vintage style tins all for $5 bucks and under!

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Sephora Mascara Fantastic Color
Available in brown only. The tube alone could get the Muse excited and hey it’s $5 bucks!

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Sephora Brand Sponges
Available in several shapes and sizes these sponges are brightly colored and ideal for makeup application of any kind. Each package includes one, two, or more sponges.

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Hope you enjoyed these little steals at Sephora. Use ‘em to spoil yourself with a little purchase or to tip your cart over into the free shipping zone or just because…do we need an excuse to buy makeup? I think not. Feel free to add some of your own in the comment box!

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Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser Review


I swear it’s been years since I’ve used Clean & Clear and I almost forgot how much I loved it when I was using it. The new Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser reminded me why it was my skincare regime way back when with it’s fresh scent and ability to get my skin sparkling clean, swing! Likey!

You know what to do for the review…!

Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser is a brand new oil-free foaming cleanser. It comes in a 6 oz pump for $5.99 (I seen it at Target for $5.49) and is a foaming cleanser. I seriously have an obsession with foaming cleansers, is it me or do you feel the same way?


A pump or two will do your entire face and it’s gentle enough not to dry out skin. It has a super fresh pleasant scent plus did I mention it’s a foam? Loves it! Supposedly it even removes waterproof mascara but I can’t say as I normally remove my mascara prior to washing my face, I never trust a cleanser do it not even my beloved Shu oil.


With it’s inexpensive price tag and rich lathering formula it’s a winner for me. Muse Approved for Purchase! Likes it alot.

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If you’re looking for a cheap, inexpensive cleanser that won’t break the bank, cleans your face, smells fresh and clean, and doesn’t dry your skin out or clog pores I’d say grab yourself some Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser.

Good stuff, ’nuff said (and you know what a nit picker I am about skincare so this is def one to pick up!).

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Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation Review

If it’s extra coverage you desire in a thick, creamy formula, Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation may be what your skin seeks!


Jump ahead to hear the review.

Available in a generous size tube, I do mean generous as a little goes a long way, with an SPF 15, Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation is a good start to creating flawless skin.

I’ve been muddling around with this for a week and I’ve finally decided it’s a solid foundation that I really like. The formula is a thick, creamy moisturizing base not unlike that of a tinted moisturizer but no where near as runny. You can 1. wear it on it’s own or 2. mix some in with your moisturizer for a more dewy finish. It could be considered drying to some but simple prepping and priming prior to use will get you an even, easy to blend finish.


The foundation is rich and heavily pigmented so a tiny bit goes a very long way. Although Cover FX advertises it as sheer to medium coverage I do believe you can take it one step further and go with full coverage. I’ve found prepping is key for applying any Cover FX products so be sure to use a gentle exfoliater prior to use, followed up with a light serum or moisturizer, and finally a primer.

On my dry skin the product works best when mixed with a drop of moisturizer and applied by hand however if my skin decides it wants to be oily I find application with a sponge easier particularly a slightly damp one. Coverage is quite flawless and evens out skin beautifully well hiding minor to heavier skin problems such as acne scarring, redness, etc….coverage feels very light without the heaviness of the actual product.


I have M40 here and I think I need a little bit lighter as this was a tad too orange on my face however it still managed to even out my skin tone, erase dullness, and even acted as a concealer due to it’s heavy pigmentation.

Overall, quite a great foundation particularly for those who have problem skin or have a need to cover up more.

Anyone try?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: Sara Happ Now Sold At Bath and Body Works

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Sara Happ’s complete line of lip products is now sold at Bath and Body Works including Lip Slip by Sara Happ and The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ.

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