Beauty on a Budget

Beauty on a Budget: mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint

Here’s an inexpensive gloss I actually LOVE! It’s so difficult to find a cheap gloss that’s actually good but mark Glossblossom wins both the inexpensive and great award!

The gloss itself is actually clear and it basically makes the same promise as Smashbox’s O-Glow in that it’ll transform into your perfect pink upon application!

I personally don’t find it very pigmented and on my lips it mostly looks clear not pink however don’t let that change your mind it’s actually quite good!

You might remember when I did my review on Bourjois Paris Eau de Gloss if not click here and read! The reason I’m bringing up Eau de Gloss is because Glossblossom is similar in texture. The base of the gloss is quite like water and it’s super slick and super glossy minus the tacky, stickiness of other glosses I’ve tried. It basically feels like I’m spreading water on my lips, it’s very moisturizing! When I have this on I feel like I have nothing on which for me is a plus as I hate my lips to feel all gross and sticky and most glosses always make me feel that way!

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I love this over lipstick, lipstains, or to wear by itself. It’s quite long wearing too! I know some people had mentioned they had experienced problems with Eau de Gloss in that it slid off and wasn’t as long wearing as it promised however I find Glossblossom lasts a good 4-5 hours (minus drinking of course) before it’s gone completely! It also has a very subtle, delightful little fruit flavor to it (nothing overpowering! Just a little hint of fruit).

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This is a total favorite item of mine and I have these little tubes stuffed in my desk draw and purse for touch ups!

Plus it’s cheap as day old chips at $6 (but you can get it cheaper! I get mine off of E-bay for $3.50-$3.99).

Glossblossom is Muse approved for purchase!

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Boots No7 Beauty Gifts

I know I’m a posting demon tonight aren’t I? But I may go on hiatus while I watch the season finale of Torchwood so I best get my beauty posts in while I can because I’ll be in mourning until it comes back or Season 4 of Doctor Who makes it’s appearance (whichever comes first)! The Muse worships at the altar of Tennant and Barrowman which means without either on telly I’m as good as dead!

Ok bit dramatic but anyway (I’m slightly exhausted and sleep isn’t cooperating)!

Beauty posts!

If you happen to have mates, boyfriend’s, family members, or general gorgeous people (I’ve never not met a gorgeous Brit! Honest they are all lovely!) living in the UK you can ask them to buy you some very lux Boots gift sets (or you can go to Target and get some but what’s the fun in that?!??!)!

Boots No7 Set of 5 Mini Lipglosses $9.99
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Boots No7 Set of Body and Lip Shimmers $9.99
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Check out your local Target or CVS for Boots bits and bobs or just call over to the UK and get the good stuff as our gift sets aren’t nearly as lovely as the ones over yonder!

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Ulta’s Color on the Go Palette

Hey if the Ulta Blockbuster Palette isn’t enough for you!

How about the Color on the Go Palette which includes 56 Eye Shadows, 30 Lip Colors, 2 Blushes, and 2 Over-All Face Colors!

Ulta’s Color on the Go Palette $19.99 at Ulta.com
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I really want someone to prove me wrong about these palettes because they sure do look good but that much product in one place for $19.99 makes a Muse skeptical!

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Ulta’s Holiday Blockbuster Palette

I guess Ulta’s doing it’s own little version of the Holiday Blockbuster Palette and it’s only $24.99! Take THAT Sephora!

Ulta’s version comes with 28 Eyeshadows, 12 Lip Colors, 4 Full Size Lipsticks, 4 Blushes, 4 Nail Polishes, 2 Face Powders, 2 Lip Glosses, 2 Lip Gloss Pots, 2 Eye Shadow Quads, 2 Concealers, 2 Liner Pencils, 2 Shimmer Powders, Applicators, a Removable Train Case, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (I made the last part up).

Ulta’s Holiday Blockbuster Palette
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Supposedly it’s worth $195 but personally I’d take a gamble that it’s a lot of cheap makeup with no pigment! Just the Muse’s humble observation (I know I’m cruel but if it makes up for anything I feel the same way about Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette!)!

What do you think?

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JANE Shimmering Blushes

Remember when you were like 15 and Jane had some awesome cosmetics and it was the height of style to own some of it?

Am I going too far back for you?

Well, sadly, if you’re as old as me you’ll remember Jane when you were a teenager!

It’s recently gotten a revamped look and style. To be honest I can’t recall it being on shelves for a long time and suddenly everywhere I look a new display is popping up for it!

Count me curious because they released a Shimmering Blush for $5.99! Now your Muse is not normally one for drugstore brands outside of Asia but these do seem interesting! I know the folk on MUA are going ape crazy over them because everywhere I look I see pictures of entire hauls of these blushes!

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That must mean they are good right?

So maybe…kinda….sorta…I’ll go to CVS or Walgreens or some rubbish drugstore like that and pick one up out of curiosity (I like to live dangerously sometimes!).

Jane Shimmer Blush Natural
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Jane Shimmer Blush Peony
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Jane Shimmer Blush Wisteria
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Jane Shimmer Blush Roses

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Got these?
How are they?
Tell the Muse!

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