Posts From July 2009

DuWop LipVenom V 20% Off Coupon Code

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Hey lovies!

Earlier I was explaining the mystery of the US Weekly DuWop Lip Venom V promo code that never was. Good news! Bionic Beauty shared her code with me today and in turn I’m plopping it up here for you guys to enjoy!

Enter venom54U at DuWop to save 20% Off DuWop Lip Venom V.

Enjoy!

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Drugstore DriveBy: July 5th to July 11th

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Here’s an early sneak peek for sales at your local drugstore starting on July 5th and ending July 11th!

Click it for the scoop.

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Gillete Razors $6

Skintastic Shaving Cream $1.99

30% Off Covergirl Lip and Eye Cosmetics

30% Off Max Factor Cosmetics

Max Factor Calorie Extreme Mascara $7

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CoverGirl Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

40% Off Almay Pure Blends, Smart Shade, and Bright Eyes Cosmetics

L’Oreal Nail, Lip, and Eye Makeup
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Revlon Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Maybelline Lip and Eye Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal Bare Naturale Face Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Clean & Clear Skin Care
2 for $9

20% Off Neutrogena Sun Care

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L’Oreal Lip Products
$2 Off

Revlon Eye Makeup
$2 Off

CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain
$6.99

Covergirl Lash Exact Mascara
$6.99

Clean and Clear Skin Care
$1 Off

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All L’Oreal Lip Products
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

L’Oreal Blush, Powder, or Concealer Free with the purchase of L’Oreal Foundation

Spend $15 on Covergirl and get $5 Extra CVS Bucks

CoverGirl Exact Lights, Shadow, Liner, or Mascara
$7

CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation
$13

Covergirl Simply Ageless Blush
$10

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
$6.99 plus free Revlon Nail Enamel with purchase!

CVS Brand Makeup Remover Towelettes or Liquid Remover
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

All Biore
$2 Off

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Clarins Instant Sun Light

As bronzer palettes come and go at an alarming rate through my life this Summer season some stick out in my mind as worthy contenders in the large bronzer scheme of things. One bronzer that comes to mind and is meant to be remembered is the new Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette for Face.


Click ahead for it’s review.

Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette for Face is housed in the standard elegant mirror case that most all Clarins cosmetics sports, yes it’s a terrible magnet for fingerprints but oh so lovely regardless.


Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette for Face is made up of a swirl of matte and subtly shimmer shades of bronzer for illuminating face and cheeks with a kiss of sunny color that mimics that of a tan. The powder is silky smooth and blends easily for a nice flawless, even finish. The dominate shade throughout the palette is a matte standard bronze but this is brightened up considerably with the addition of sparkling rose and peach shades. These two shades take the ho-hum bronzer from a traditional finish to more of a sunny glow.


The Summer Glow Palette is probably one of the most subtle bronzers I’ve used as of late which makes it user friendly for beginners in the bronzer world. I don’t find it heavily pigmented and the powder is so silky that it fairly glides onto skin making for very easy application. I think we can all appreciate a very subtle bronzer as who wants to look overly bronze anyway? Surely not I.

If you’re looking for something that illuminates the face, makes it glow with a touch of the sun, and gives off a flattering healthy look to face and cheeks, Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette will surely please.

Sportin’ Clarins Summer Glow Palette on cheeks and face!

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Benefit One Hot Minute Review and Swatches

The Muse is known for getting excited about new Benefit. But of course she was beside herself when Benefit One Hot Minute popped onto the scene.


Click ahead for the review!

At first glance Benefit One Hot Minute is truly nothing to get to strung out over. I was actually somewhat disappointed after cracking the lid and seeing a rather dull almost matte powder inside that was somewhat muddy and rusty in color but boy was I ever wrong.

First off let’s discuss packaging!

Packaging is awesome, as always with Benefit right? Benefit One Hot Minute comes housed in chic, vintage style canister with a screw top lid and comes with thee amazing fan brush. I favor this packaging over the normal powder boxes that Benefit uses as this is sturdy and makes travel with a breeze since you aren’t worried about crushing it. The brush it comes with is awesome and ideal for application. It’s a delicate fan brush with soft bristles that picks up just the right amount of product and easily distributes the powder easily. No fuss, no mess, and just the right amount of product gets picked up.


Now the powder…

I think I was so self absorbed in my Benefit Coralista kick that I wrapped my mind around Benefit One Hot Minute as possibly topping it or being bigger and better. This could be one reason at first look I was disappointed in the powder. It looked a bit muddy and rusty in color without much shimmer at all. First try with the powder was a big bust. I was disappointed it wasn’t as pigmented as I had hoped and it also applied very sheer minus shimmer.


The follow up….

Even though my first attempt with One Hot Minute was a fail I quickly tried it again the next day with proper prepping. Turns out the best way to use this is with a tiny touch of peach or coral blush under it. I mistakenly was thinking it would be pigmented enough to work by itself when in fact Benefit does not advertise it as a bronzer or a blusher but as a highlighter. You’ll be amazed, delighted, and a happy makeup junkie as ever if you use a tiny bit of stain or blush prior to applying One Hot Minute. As for me in my photos below I used a tiny dab of Morgen Schick Cheek Stain on each cheek and topped with One Hot Minute. The results? Subtly shimmery cheeks that have a kiss of sunny gold and rose. I’m in love. Absolutely in love. The combination of stain and powder on top created such a lovely finish to my cheeks. I think it screams Summer!

Overall, Benefit One Hot Minute is one of those universally flattering shades that will work for you all Summer and well into Fall for just a kiss of golden rose shimmer on cheeks and face. Remember to use a bit of blush or stain prior to highlighting with One Hot Minute and I guarantee you’ll love the results as much as me.


Another fantastic winner from Benefit. Loves it!

Muse Approved for purchase.

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Anyone else try yet?

Loving it?

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Pieces of Life: The Woe of Comments Edition

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Hey lovies!

Just a quick note in the comments section of life. I’ve been a bit remiss and behind on comments lately. I posted through a zillion yesterday but lost track who I did or didn’t answer. I’m really sorry about that. My head is everywhere sometimes and thus the accident of comments occurred so I’m left unsure who I have and haven’t replied to!

If it was something important feel free to repost is to remind me where you originally posted it. Just know I’m not intentionally not replying or answering I’ve just been swamped and busy as all hell!

Love ya all!
the Muse

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