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20% Off at Benefit Cosmetics with your $50 Purchase

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Want 20% Off your Benefit order?

Shop online at benefitcosmetics.com and receive 20% off any $50 order. Enter HOTCORAL at checkout. Offer expires 3.19.09.

Now is a good time to pick up Benefit Hello Flawless! or Benefit Coralista as they are both gems as far as this Muse is concerned.

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Go haul kids, go haul! And for my International readers get spreein’!

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Spring Greens! 5 Great Green Eye Shadows for Spring

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I can’t help but associate Spring with the color green. Green symbolizes rebirth somehow and the beginning of a warmer season when the new flowers begin to bloom, the grass begins to peek it’s head up from the cold melting blanket of snow, and nature begins to come alive with the warmer weather.

You should probably be prepared as Spring is right around the corner and what better way to brace yourself for the up coming season than with five great green eye shadows that are sure to help you kick off Spring!

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For the budget friendly makeup girl try out Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Leaf Green which is a sparkling light green that looks gorgeous on it’s own or paired up with a softer lilac or a darker green for a beautiful contrast! At around $4 USD this won’t break into your Spring budget. Get it this week at CVS during the Milani Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale!

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Want to go a bit darker? Dark green always looks mysterious and alluring on brown eyes, take the Muse’s word for it! For a cheap, inexpensive dark green eye look try out Terra Eye Shadow in Emerald Green which runs around $6.49 to $7.49 USD at Duane Reade Drugstores.

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If you want to step up your game and indulge in a sparkling green shadow try out Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkling Eyeshadow in Verite. This dark green shade has plenty of sparkle and looks beautiful used wet or dry!

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Urban Decay is known for it’s heavy duty sparkly eye shadows but Acid Rain has a nice silky finish sans glitter and packs plenty of soft Spring green that will light up your eyes!

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Take your green abroad and indulge in a minty green shadow like Maquillage Eye Shadow in GR168. This minty green shade offers a different shade of green for Spring that’s unique and pleasing on any color eye!

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What are your fav green shadows for Spring?

Tell the Muse!

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Musings of the Day: Choose It Wisely!

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Oh my god how painful would it be if you could only select from one, single makeup brand? If you had to choose one single brand which would it be?

Jump ahead for the Muse’s choice!

Asking me to choose a single brand is like taking the color right out of my life. It would be too difficult to settle on just one but what if I had to? What if I had absolutely no choice and had to select from only, one single brand? Which would I choose?

Of course, I was leaning towards MAC because it has the most variety plus has a pretty nice user friendly price tag! But….I actually changed my mind quickly and decided on…..

Drum roll please!

Bobbi Brown.

I choose Bobbi because she has plenty of collections that release almost as often as MAC but with alot less fanfare so I’m not left feeling like I absolutely have to have everything released. I also feel as I get older the colors released from Bobbi Brown Collections are way more friendly and easier to use for evening or day looks.

I was thinking if I choose MAC, as cheap as it is, I’d probably end up going for heaps more money as I always want everything from their releases. Plus on top of that as I got older, if I had to settle for the one brand for life, I think that Bobbi Brown would be best as MAC would be a bit too loud for me at say 80!

So, if I had to settle on a single brand, I’d go with Bobbi Brown!

How about you?

If you had to choose only one single brand to purchase from for your entire life which would it be?

Choose wisely.

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Steals and Deals: The Body Shop Brush Roll Set $15 With Any Online Purchase

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to indulge in The Body Shop Roseflower Collection you need look no further as the Muse will help you with your dilemma!

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to indulge in The Body Shop RoseFlower Collection now is a good a time as any considering you can snag yourself a brush roll that includes five of The Body Shop’s award-winning, cruelty-free makeup brushes!

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The set includes:
  • Face and Body Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Smudger Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lipstick/Concealer Brush

The brushes retail for $90 USD separately but with any online purchase you can grab the set for $15 USD!

Considering the brand new RoseFlower Makeup Collection is on sale at the moment now would be a fab time to indulge!

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Start shopping me loves and than stop back here and tell me about your hauls!

Visit www.thebodyshop-usa.com

I’m thinking I may need to place an order as I really want this set!

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Beauty Secrets: Sephora 360 Palette FREE!

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You probably already figured this out already but if not here’s a little secret! Sephora is actually giving away free makeup when you hit 500 points in your beauty bank. Cool right?

Don’t get too excited.

Don’t get hyped now considering that the “free” makeup has been the same for many, many months now. After your bank hits 500 they’ll give you a Sephora 360� Palette. I actually said no to it for the longest time in hopes that they’d have something better pop up but I decided what the hell and included it in my latest order considering my bank is at the point where I can probably get 6 of these palettes so might as well just try it out right?

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Big mistake. Totally a cheesy palette. The colors are really blah blah blah meh meh, the palette has that weird cheap makeup smell, and the lipsticks look well over their expiration date.

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Props to Sephora for the cool packaging though. This houses 16 Shadows and 9 Lipsticks/Glosses plus three applicators in a cute fold out style compact that’s really tiny. I love how much product is housed in such a tiny package. Aside from the cool design though I wasn’t feeling too much love for it’s contents, rather cheap makeup overall. I placed my Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on top of the palette so you can see how small it is

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Oh well nice try Sephora!

If you want it simply rack up your points to 500 and place the palette in your cart! It’ll be totaled out at checkout as 0.00!

Can we please has a new freebie soon? It’s been years now!

I shudder to think about it but this palette actually cost me $500 USD….eep! 1 point=$1 USD oh lawd! I may pass out!

Anyone grab this yet?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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