Bath on a Budget
Have you experienced the joys of Maybelline Salsa Sun yet? I’m so loving on this release. Maybelline did a really nice job with the colors and it really has a great Summer-y vibe. The collection is available for a limited time and consists of a color and a lip release. My first time around with the collection I ended up having to visit a few stores to locate it as the displays were pretty picked over but I’m noticing drugstores have started restocking and putting out new displays, so if you want it, go get it now.
A few days ago I showed you a few of the Maybelline Salsa Sun Lipglosses and today I hauled out the limited edition Sensational Lipsticks released with this collection.
, Bath on a Budget
, Bobbi Brown
, Hard Candy
, N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics
, Physicians Formula
, This or That
, Too Faced
, Urban Decay
If you’re all about being friendly on your wallet here are a few great ways to save some money on your cosmetic purchases with products that have a lower price tag but are a dupe for some of your favorite higher end lemmings.
Here’s a nice list of Christmas Goodies that won’t break the bank!
Grab yourself a chunky 2oz Peppermint Candy Soap from E-Bubbles for a mere $2! Or get a few to tuck on top of pressies and packages as a little something extra for a friend or family member! $2 can’t break the bank
With less than $5, $4.75 to be exact, you can get three peppermint flavored Lollipop Lipglosses from E-Bubbles! Not bad for breaking them up and also including them as a little something extra! Tie a ribbon around one with a tag and slap it on your present as part of the “To:” “From:” details How many girls do you know that don’t adore lipgloss!
For $3 you can choose from a ton of different Fizzmos Holiday Bath Bombs! White Chocolate Moose, Snowball, and Sugar Plum Fairy will all tuck nicely into a stocking for anyone who adores taking baths!
Are you gifting a palette this season? Why not include some girl2go Naked Eye Makeup Remover Pads for $5 or some girl2go Make-Up A Go Go Make-Up Remover Wipes for $4.50!
Give the gift of gloss for $10 bucks! Get any two glosses from a slew of different flavors and brands at Bath and Beauty Works!
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Peppermint Lipgloss
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Spearmint Lipgloss
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Cinnamint Lipgloss
Goldie Mini Lipgloss (Available in several colors)
Liplicious Lipgloss (Available in Grape Soda, Cotton Candy, and Array of Tasty Treats!)
I spoke about this briefly before but it’s worth a remention! $3.50 nabs you a Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Bath Bomb Fizzy! Mmmm! Love this one! Best Deal around!
Casidy’s Closet on Etsy has a set of five mini Holiday Soaps for $6! Each is individually wrapped and ready for gift giving!
If you love Etsy as much as I do you might want to sneak a peek at some more Holiday goodies! Check in with Dug Shop and get yourself some cherry scented Holiday Light Soaps! If you’re not loving Cherry you can always have a custom blend in any number of scents special for you! These are available in your choice of color and scent! I’m partial to red and cherry myself! $1.50 each can’t go wrong for that!
It’s not very Christmas like but if you’re really lemming some Sanrio fun you can nab a 4 pack of Hello Kitty soaps custom scented in your choice of scent for $3! Thanks Dug Shop the Muse loves Hello Kitty and will definately take a batch of these!
Want something mini? Want it for cheap? Get a tin of Sephora Cream Shimmer Shadows in two colors for $4! Comes with a tin and mini shimmer shadows!
I love loose shadow powders with attached applicators! Know the ones? Dip and slip it across your eyes for easy application! I’m sure you’ve seen them around! You can get some for $4 in an array of colors at Sephora!
A party kit for $10! Do you eyes up fancy for the Holiday! Sephora’s My Party Kit includes everything you’ll need! A Silver Keepsake box that includes a shadow, glitter eyeliner, false lashes, and a lipshine!
Giving Lush as a gift or an extra little something doesn’t always have to be expensive!
Grab some of these sweet deals for $9.95-$10.95!
Secret Santa $9.95
Includes Bob Soap and Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar
Rock Chick $10.95
Includes Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Star Shaped Rock Star Soap
Best deal ever! Your girly girl friends will love you for buying them this!
Includes Mr Butterball Bath Bomb and Chunk of Ice Blue Soap
What are some of your budget picks for the season!?
In continuing with my Bath on a Budget hot topic of the moment today I present to you some nice goodies from Skindazzles!
Two bath products that I adore from Skindazzles are the Bath Bombs and the Shea Boom Candy!
The Bath Bombs and Shea Boom Candy are rotated in scent as seasons and holidays change so check back often for new scents on both! At the moment my little eye spies scents like Candy Cane Cake and Gingerbread in celebration of Christmas, which will soon be upon us!
Bath Bombs are your standard bath fizzies that fizz, pop and swirl around in your tub making your bath water soft and beautifully scented! I find the scents in the bombs quite strong and lasting! I have many places I buy bath bombs from and Skindazzles makes some of my favorites!
Skindazzles Bath Bomb
Shea Boom Candy is a treat for your body! If you like your bath water moisturizing and soft these wonderful candies are what you seek! They are soft and squishy and melt away happily in your tub as you bath scenting the water and making your skin soft and sweet! I normally crumble this under running water but you can float it in your bath water and laze while it melts away! Upon exiting your bath you’ll see how gorgeously smooth your skin will feel!
Skindazzles Shea Boom Candies
Bath Bombs and Shea Boom Candy at Skindazzles are most definately fitting for bathers on a budget, bombs are $3.70 and candies are $3.
Please keep in mind prior to ordering from Skindazzles that airmail shipping applies as it’s a business located within Canada however shipping prices are fairly reasonable if you get a few items!
I know sometimes Musings has many posh, high end cosmetics and body products so lately I’ve been slowly incorporating cheaper options into my entries! Items that I use and have found effective that are high quality and inexpensive!
The Muse loves a good deal. When it’s a good deal and works well she likes to share it with the world!
I know of one lovely reader in particular who was looking for options aside from Lush for bath bombs!
The weather is getting colder now and nothing feels better to me then sinking into some hot water at the end of a hard day with a gorgeous bath bomb fizzing away while I indulge in reading some good book or magazine!
As much as I adore Lush bath bombs I have to admit that they are expensive at $6 and upwards per a bath! I give my utmost approval and recommendation when it comes to Lush and I can’t say enough good things about the high quality bombs they sell however when you’re ready to venture into something a bit more unusual and inexpensive you can wander over to Fantasy Bath and you can stock up on some wonderful bombs for half the price as some other shops!
Now Fantasy Bath has an array of products but I’m going to be concentrating on the Bath Bombs as I’ve tried those and find them fantastic!
Now as much as I love bombs it deserves to be mentioned that they also sell fizzing bath powder which works in the same fashion as a bomb but it’s in powder form! I’ve tried the bath powder and I must say I really enjoy it! They sell it in 1lb and 3lb bags which gives you plenty of powder in a ziploc baggie that you can use as little or much as your heart desires!
These bombs are highly moisturizing and when you step out of the tub and dry off your skin will be quite happy! I normally don’t have to moisturize after my bath with one of these as they leave my skin feeling quite dewy and slick.
A majority of the bombs are 9oz in size at around $4.25-$4.95 per bomb that’s quite a nice deal because if you’re being frugal you can get two baths out of one bomb. Lush bombs are 6.3oz in size and run about $5.50-6.95 and upwards. You can see you’re getting a larger bomb for a little less of the price which is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing!
One of my favs in the lineup at Fantasy Bath is Snow Wonder! Yum this is so good! The bomb is a combo of Cranberry, Apple, Yuzu, Mint, and Amber. For me I just get tart, fruity yum! This is something I’d normally not pick for myself because I’m not a fan of amber however when I sink into a tub full of Snow Wonder all I smell is a cocktail of tart fruits and almost a hint of some sort of floral! This is a strong, lingering bomb that will leave your hair (if you’re a dunker) and body beautifully scented for hours (even a day) after your bath!
Wake Up Sleepy Head is another of favorite of mine and the perfect bath experience if you’re looking for an exhilarating, wake up bath! Sometimes you’ve had a long day at work on a Friday and you really want to go out but your body is protesting! This be the perfect bath bomb to wake you up, refresh you, and ready you for a late night of Friday fun! This bomb is scented with grapefruit, lemons, lime, tangerines and a hint of vanilla! I don’t quite get the vanilla when I sink into the tub but I most definitely get the eye opening tart citrus combo that jolts me in the face when I’m lazing in the tub! This is a delightful bomb that the Muse fully enjoys and recommends!
These are just two of my favorites from Fantasy Bath but do look out for some others that are fantastic as well such as Peaches n’ Cream, Margaritaville, and Key Lime Pie!
As fantastic as Lush is you won’t ever find something as foody as Key Lime Pie in a bath bomb from them
The Muse likes to spoil you so she kindly asked the owner of Fantasy Bath if she’d be so kind as to extend some sort of discount to readers of Musings and she’s granted the Muse’s request! Yay for you guys! If you purchase something from Fantasy Bath they will kindly gift you with a Holiday Bath Bomb, of their choice, FREE of charge! Just enter into the comment box at checkout that you heard about them from my blog and they’ll gift you with your free bomb! You can also receive free shipping on orders of $50 and up!
Fantasy Bath Bombs Nice and Neat in their boxes!
Snow Wonder Bath Bomb $4.25
Stocking Stuffer Bath Bomb $4.25
Wake Up Sleepyhead Bath Bomb $4.25