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On with the makeup!
I see some of you are getting your VIB and Beauty Insider Coupons from Sephora eh? Cool beans. I got mine too! I got $20 no minimum purchase but Beauty Insider’s (non-VIB’ers) are getting $15 off $40 and some $20 off $40 so it’s a few different coupons.
Wondering how to spend your hard earned beauty bucks?
Check out these killer sales at Sephora, one of which might surprise you!
As per my original post about the Fresh Eat, Pray, Love Fragrance Collection, today the scents have launched on the Fresh website at www.fresh.com
Yes, I will be reviewing these for you, but I’m going to wait a while before purchasing them but feel welcome to share your thoughts if you sniff them before me!
Have you consumed today’s
Eat, Pray, Love launches on the big screen this Summer staring Julia Roberts. In collobortation with the film Fresh Cosmetics will launch an Eat, Pray, Love Fragrance Collection which sounds very intriguing.
in Asian Brands
, Korres Natural Products
, Laura Geller
, Laura Mercier
, Make Up For Ever
, Taiwanese Brands
, Tips and Trickz
, Too Faced
, Urban Decay
Some cosmetic junkies wouldn’t consider makeup application without proper prepping and priming first. Facial Primer for me hasn’t always been an essential part of my regime however it is an important makeup application step since it can prolong the freshness of your foundation, fill in fine lines and pores, and just allow your overall makeup to last longer as it creates a solid base between your foundation and your face.
Choosing the best facial primer for your skin type can be a little confusing so it’s best to understand your skin type prior to choosing the proper primer for it.
Jump ahead for a brief guide to facial primers.
I gotta say that Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment caught my attention right away and I knew I NEEDED to own it, make it mine, and possibly live happily ever after with it.
My happily ever afters are reserved for Fresh Rose Tinted Lip Treatment because Plum has broken my heart….
As the Muse recalls it, around this time last year Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment made its appearance.
This year you’ll be treated to a deeper shade from Fresh.
Jump ahead for it!
You know the Muse, when eye cream is involved she’s on it like white on rice! Fresh CrÃ¨me Ancienne Eye Cream is the newest eye cream that launched in January from Fresh and get this, it’s made entirely by hand in a monastery located in the Czech Republic. Hello awesome. I swear that has to make it uber special, perhaps even divine! Yes, indeed, that’s what a Muse needs for her eyes, divine cream!
Question is would you buy it?
Contrary to the Muse’s utmost belief that Strawberry Fields was a legendary journey through Lennon’s head when he was dropping a tab, in actuality it’s a real place that he was talking about. Dontcha just want to believe that half his songs are all about a psychedelic acid trip? John Lennon is like the poster boy for good acid trips a la the un-paranoid journey.
But seriously…Strawberry Fields was the name of a Children’s Home next to John’s childhood home in Woolton. He actually played around the area and in a garden behind the actual home which was indeed named Strawberry Fields.
Dontcha love it? You get a review and FUN facts bout John Lennon. How cool am I?
I won’t bug you further with the details of Strawberry Fields (I know all sorts of fun trivia about the Beatles) but speaking on the topic of strawberries and fields and such is my lead in for Fresh Strawberry Flowers Perfume. Loving all over it lately after purchasing it during Sephora Friends and Family.
Check it after the jump!
Freshface Blush Powder ($28) is a brand new pressed powder blush available in three shades from Fresh.
The blush is a highly pigmented powder with a velvet finish to create a long lasting flush to cheeks. It’s paraben-free and fragrance-free formula should appeal to those who like their makeup on the green side.
A cute little floral-decorated compact houses the powder a la Fresh potted glosses. Cute little blush the Muse’s eyes are on you!
You ever find yourself adding items to your cart at Sephora and when you’re ready for check out you don’t have enough for free shipping. I normally notice I’m left scrambling around for something cheap to add to my cart so I can tip it to the $50 or $75 mark so I’m not stuck with shipping fees. This is also around the time I’m overspending as my cart which just had $45 dollars in it is now loaded down with near $100 bucks. Bad Muse, bad!
Here’s a handy guide to some great beauty buys that are $10 bucks and under at Sephora and worthy of a pick up if you have a $10 dollar bill burning a hole in your pocket or if you’re looking for that perfect, cheap item to tip your cart in the free shipping direction without over spending!
Check out a few great Cosmetic and Beauty Buys that are $10 Bucks and Under At Sephora after the jump!
Available in over 25 shades Sephora By OPI Nail Colour is merely $9 bucks each and the perfect treat for tips and toes without breaking the bank!
Fresh Cosmetics Magic Wands Mini Mascara Duo contains two mascaras for layering featuring Supernova Mascara and Firebird Mascara, all for $10 bucks!
Sephora Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain gives the perfect natural flush to cheeks and that just bitten look to lips for $10 bucks!
Michael Kor Leg Shine To Go is my sister’s absolute fav item. Glide this smooth, silky shimmer on legs and arms for a bit of a sunkissed sheen! Plus the mini shine to go is only $10 bucks!
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash To Go is only $9 bucks so it’s ideal for travel friendly makeup removal plus you can try it before you commit to a larger size!
Sephora Make Up Brush Cleansing Wipes are $10 bucks and awesome for keeping by you makeup vanity during application. These wipes are super for whipping out and wiping brushes off for quick changes of color or easy peasy guck removal on the fly. I adore these and the price is just right.
Shiseido Makeup Facial Cotton is the best deal around in the Muse opinion but you already know that from reading her past raves
. $9.50 gets you a great big bundle of facial cotton for whisking off eye makeup in a flash!
Stila Charmed Eye Shadow Palette with 24 Karat Gold is probably the best deal and most talked about deal in the beauty blogging world at the moment. $10 bucks, four colors, and it’s Stila, hello lovely!
1oz of Philosophy Handmade To Go is $10 bucks and ideal for tucking in your desk draw, makeup bag, or for traveling with!
I gasped when I noticed that the Vincent Longo Diamante Quad was still in stock and $10 bucks at Sephora. I loved it before when I splurged on it
for much more and I love it even more now at it’s current price!
Korres Face Primer is pretty awesome if you have dry skin. You can check out the mini size for merely $10 bucks, cheapness!
Vincent Day Play Duo Compact Highlighter contains a shimmering kiss of highlighter for cheeks and face plus it’s a big ole palette for $10 bucks! Yums!
Korres Lip Butter is $9.50 and gives the perfect pigmented pout! I was introduced with to Korres Lip Butter when I purchased a kit a few months ago
and it was love at first dab.
These little treats are worthy of a check out and won’t break the bank. They are rather nice little bits to peek at if you happen to be at Sephora and aren’t wanting to over indulge but do deem yourself worthy of a little treat.
Hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to add some of your fav $10 dollar finds in the comment box!
Sheesh I went to hit submit on my Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment order and it’s sold out. God guys couldn’t you wait until I got my order before snapping all of them up for yourselves?
Greedy little buggers.
Now I have to wait till it comes in stock no fairs!
24 hours after my post and it sells out, Who says I don’t influence your purchases teehee?
Apologies for my ravings about Fresh lately but I’ve been taken in by their newly themed rose items as of late. Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment is next on my want hit list!
More deets after the jump!
Quite reminds me of Dior Lip Glow doesn’t it? Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50) is a simple hint subtle rose tint for lips with an SPF of 15 to protect and moisture lips. I guess it’s nothing special but the Muse fancies it and thinks it’ll be a rather nifty little item for those natural make up days!
I wants it!
What do you think?
Well gee I must be asleep because I didn’t notice that Fresh recently introduced a new primer to their collection. I was in Atlantic City this past weekend and while at the Bluemercury Apothecary Spa I came across Fresh Rose Fresh Face Primer.
Read ahead for the deets!
This is the third release of primer from Fresh with High Noon and Twilight already a part of the collection. Although Fresh Rose Primer could easily be mistaken for Fresh Twilight at a glance and perhaps considered a dupe rest assured in texture and formula they are considerably different. I have Fresh Twilight and it’s an iridescent finish that casts a highlight on cheeks and face. After swatching Fresh Rose I was quite delighted that it was simply a white, fresh smelling primer that absorbed easily without leaving behind a finish of any kind.
Where as High Noon and Twilight cast a glow to skin Rose simply lays the foundation for a fresh, dewy face that you can follow up with makeup or just enjoy au natural.
I didn’t buy it as I had already indulged too much that day at the Spa but I’m thinking it made end up in my basket shortly. It’s available at Fresh’s site right now if you find you’re yearning for it after reading this.
Anyone a lover of Fresh primers?
Celebrate Earth Day with Fresh Cosmetics this year!
In honor of Earth Day Fresh Cosmetics will have an ingredients bar featuring five of it’s most iconic ingredients. Meadowfoam seed oil, sugar, rose, soy, and Umbrian Clay will play a feature role at the bar allowing customers to feel, smell, and learn more about these ingredients in their purest forms. You’ll also enjoy 20% Off of select products featuring these ingredients at Fresh Cosmetics Stores. Oh likey that discount says the Muse!
Additionally Fresh Cosmetics is giving back to the environment by donating 10% in-store and online sales to The Climate Group, a non profit organization that creates eco-friendly initiatives to ensure a low-carbon, prosperous future.
For a Fresh Cosmetics Store nearest you visit www.fresh.com
You know you wanna take advantage of that 20% Off discount!