Mid-Range Makeup Brands

Stila E! Live from the Red Carpet Palettes

Dear Stila,

You rock!

’nuff said.

the Muse

I recently got an e-mail from Stila telling me that I had $50 in Star Rewards available and that I should use them before I lose them as the New Year approaches. I headed onto the site and low and behold the new Stila E! Live from the Red Carpet Palettes are available for $25 each!

w00t! I got all three and only had to pay for one thanks to my Star Rewards! Thanks Stila!

I’ll review them when they arrive but for now have you seen ’em!?

Let’s take a peek!


Sephora 20% Off Coupon Code for Sale Items

Sephora is starting to slash prices on many Holiday Gift Sets and they are offering Beauty Insiders an extra 20% Off on all sale items using coupon code EXTRA.

If you already got a Sephora Gift Certificate as a gift or have plans of getting one this will be a great one to take advantage!

Happy Shoppin’!

To access the sale just type “SALE” in the search bar at Sephora.

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Benefit Bella Bamba Review, Swatches, Photos

Benefit Coralista is sheer perfection and my favorite boxed blush from the brand without any doubt. I seriously thought they could not improve on an already awesome product or release anything nearly as good. Last year, Sugarbomb released and I knew it would never compete with Coralista for me and I was right, def did not come even close.

Flash forward and Benefit Bella Bamba crosses my path and after a single glance I knew that this might be a worthy contender for Coralista.

Was it?



The Body Shop Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel and Watermelon Body Lotion

Last Spring, The Body Shop launched its original collection which featured several of their original products brought back from your beauty past, showcased, and sold online and at Body Shop Stores. The Original Collection was so popular its pretty much stuck around for the last year or so (thank God!).

Some of the items they brought back were really thrilling and quite new and fresh for many of us as we never seen these products even though, they had in fact, been available way back in the day from the brand.

Flash forward to Spring 2011 and The Body Shop has launched a new Original Collection which asked users to create their own “Original”. They’ll be soon annocuning winners and I can’t wait!

But for now have you seen the other two originals that made a come back?


Ulta Peppermint Swirl 3-in-1 Shower Smoothie Review, Photos

Seeking last minute stocking stuffers or a friendly hostess gift for a friend? Crack out the Ulta Peppermint Swirl 3-in-1 Shower Smoothie for the win!

This Philosophy dupe (or Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint) can be used as a shower gel, a shampoo, or as a bubble bath and has the sweet, cool, crispy scent of candy canes swirled with vanilla. It’s a touch more minty fresh than vanilla but it does the trick perfectly if you aren’t wanting to splurge on Philosophy version or you’re just missing Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint aka I can’t believe they didn’t bring it back along with lambie, what the hell are they thinking? Oh sorry did I go off on a rant there?

This is a nice jumbo, 24 oz size with a squirt topper for easy squeeze-free lathering up!

Ulta always has these Smoothies available for buy 2 Two, Get Two Free so check your local Ulta to see what deals they have going at the moment. Online this will set you back a mere $8.99 so it’s a nice budget pick however in store shopping is nesscary at this point if you’re wanting a last minute pressie!

Loves it!

It’s not Philosophy but it’s the next best thing particularly for the beauty budgeters!