Beauty on a Budget

Tarte Bright By Night Skincare Discovery Set Review & Swatches

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Got $10? Want to tell you about how can you spend it on the Tarte Bright By Night Skincare Discovery Set?

I burn the candle at both ends every day. I work a full time regular job daily, five days a week and I moonlight on Musings, for far too many hours, five days a week. Life is about to get even busier or actually already is because I’m about to enter into renewal season here and things get mighty crazy when everyone and their mama is popping into my office demanding cheap, cheap, cheap premiums. I call my clients my baby chicks because they sound like them, “cheap cheap cheap!” Sigh, anyway, based on their losses for the year they are going to be very happy with me or VERY upset because even though they are responsible for what goes on behind the wheel of their own car I am generally the person that gets blamed when their insurance premiums sky rocket. Taxi drivers, limo chauffeurs, and corporate managers are NOT the friendliest people in the world when you’re asking them for more money.

Needless to say I never get a lot of sleep during the year but when renewal season hits, well, I really get zero sleep until it is over because it is a lot of running around, a lot of networking and social interaction, and suddenly I’m everyone’s broker, therapist, and general go to for everything and anything that needs getting done before March 1st.

Concealer is my bestest friend right now. But…I also have to contend with some nasty weather lately. Lots of snow, really low, cold, freezing temperatures, and dry skin!

Issues with dry under eyes? You NEED the Tarte Bright By Night Skincare Discovery Set. It’s the perfect little companion set to pack up with your concealer to insure that you get the best, smoothest finish under your eyes.

Take a peek!


Smith’s Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Smith's Rose Mandarin Lip Balm

Rosebud Salve gets a new flavor for Spring 2014 fans! Smith’s Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm ($7) is the newest flavor to launch into my beauty life and I couldn’t be excited as a complete hoarder, lover, and regular user of the original Smith’s Rosebud Salve this is of course a cause for great excitement.

As far as I’m concerned the solution to life, the universe, and everything is NOT 42, it’s Rosebud Salve :)


Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow a Dupe for L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow!?

Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow

Meet Ulta Brilliant Color Eyeshadow which my all accounts of promo images might look like a dupe for L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow!?


I dunno but they do look kinda fun and they are only $4 bucks on sale.


Coastal Scents Revealed Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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I dunno how they do it but at one point the Coastal Scents Revealed Eyeshadow Palette was practically being given away for free. 50% off knocked this palette down to a mere ten bucks!

The Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is actually the best beauty budget pick up for those really strapped for cash because it combines the greatness of Urban Decay Naked 1 and Naked 2 into one great palette. It’s packed with 20 natural eyeshadows shades in a range of matte, metallic, frost, shimmer, and satin finish shades that range in color from the most basic of beige to the most rocking of taupes. If you can’t create a fabulous nude look with this incredible palette you’re doing something wrong.

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

And even today, at its regular price of $19.99 it still packs awesome into a fabulously low cost.

This one you NEED.


Milani Brow Shaping Gel Review

Milani Brow Shaping Gel

Not loving the idea of shaping your brows and keeping them in place with Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax Pencil? No worries you can snatch up the new Milani Brow Shaping Gel when it launches instead.