Summer Collections 2009

Summer Series: Cosmetic Treasures $10 Bucks and Under

beaytyonbudget

As Summer quickly approaches you may be on the look out for a beauty steal and deal here and there! A little cosmetic treasure that won’t break your piggie bank too much. Check out some cool buys for $10 bucks and under to add to your Summer time beauty regime!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+2007 07 3148 16874546

Check outL.A. Girl Illuminating Blush in Just Pinched for a flush of pink to your cheeks. This nifty blush comes in a dual compartment compact with blush on top and applicator on the bottom plus a full size mirror for quick on the go touch ups. Best part of all? It’ll only set you back $6 bucks!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+41iwCLayrpL. AA400

Score glossy, shiny lips with a trio of Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss Set for under $10 bucks! Likey!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+41H1xjUhARL. AA400

A kiss of blush and a hint of bronze, Sonia Kashuk Crème Bronzer/ Blush Duo in Golden Crème gives you both for $8.99!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+00

Treat lips so they are moist and shiny with the Muse’s personal favorites, Smith’s Rosebud Salve and Smith’s Strawberry Lipbalm. Only $5.59 each so even if you indulge in both you’re still keeping it at almost $10 bucks!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+d 457

Did you know Girlactik Star Blush used to be sold at Sephora for more than the $3 bucks you can nab it for now? Check out shades Capri and Bora Bora for a slick way to amp up your Summer color wardrobe! Hey, get three and you’re still at your $10 threshold.


Pretty much a great dupe for MAC Tender Tones, L’Oreal HIP Jelly Balm are around, available, and under $10 bucks (unlike Tender Tones which are long since gone!)

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+10510R

It always amuses the Muse that there are indeed items from E.L.F. that cost more than a buck! E.L.F. Mineral Eye Shadows are $3 bucks and pack a nice hint of shimmer for a nice Summer eye look. Honest, the Muse has seen them up close and personal, not too bad a deal for these babies. Try out Celebrity or the new shade Golden.

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+3009

Snag a two pack of Softlips with SPF 20 to keep your lips protected while you’re lazing poolside.

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+yhst 29523360387793 2049 287995946

Get your glow on for $4 bucks with Bonnie Bell Blend N Glow Natural Blush!

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+runway eyes fashion shadows lg

Metallic strips of gold, bronze, and green are sure to keep your eyes looking fierce this Summer with Milani Runway Eyes Palette.

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+P166502 hero

Not the biggest fan of Sephora makeup but not denying that the shimmering array of Sephora Colorful Strass Mono Eyeshadow for $10 bucks each is a killer deal. Try out #3 and #5 for that Sunset Eye Look you’ve been wanting to test drive.

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+d 4399

NYX Cream Blush is a great one for the pool as it won’t easily rub off as a powder would plus sets you back $7 bucks…what’s not to love?

Summer+Cosmetics+Budget+d 4277

The Muse has a thing for mineral blushes especially ones that are $5 bucks, contain an SPF 15, and come in shades called Glistening Coral! Splash Mineral Blush has it going on.

Check out some of the above cosmetic goodies to keep your Summer budget on the low down. Your wallet will thank you I’m sure!

2 Comments

Product Musings: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Pink Coral

bobbi+brown

The Muse listens, honest she does. She’s gotten numerous requests asking for a review and swatches of the new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush. One new shade was introduced, Pink Coral, which was quite appealing for my Summer Blush series but I got soooo many requests for a review and a spotlight on it that I just decided why not Muse it by itself instead of having it become lost in a series post!

So here it is, as per alot of requests, Product Musings on Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Pink Coral.

With the barest hint of sparkle, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blushes are sure to please anyone who prefers a non-matte blush formula. Pink Coral is one of the newest shades available in this formula and ideal for Summer-wear. It’s a gorgeous shade of coral with a tiny kiss of pink! If you’re desiring a sweet pop of peach on your cheeks Pink Coral will do the job well. Although the “shimmer” maybe scare you, rest assured it’s a barely there shimmer that’s very subtle and pretty.

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+3

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+4

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+6

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+5

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+2

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Blush+Pink+Coral+1


The silky formula glides on well and blends beautifully leaving behind plenty of pigmented color so remember a little goes a very long way. Use the blush in it’s own pan or pop it out and place it in one of the Bobbi Brown Customize palettes to create your own unique compact.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush are fantastic and Pink Coral is a beautiful shade to Muse about this sunny day! The only rant the Muse has is the blushes are only available in seven shades, boo can we has more now?

Picture+584 400x300

Picture+579 400x300


Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Pink Coral (or any shade) is Muse Approved for purchase.

museapproved

No Comments

Neiman Marcus Exclusive Bobbi Brown Exclusive Shimmer Brick for Body & All Over Body Brush

There is something so terribly appealing about puffing my entire body down with a big slab of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick! And lookiee here now I can fulfill that need with the brand new Neiman Marcus Exclusive Bobbi Brown Exclusive Shimmer Brick for Body & All Over Body Brush!

Bobbi+Brown+Shimmer+Brick+for+Body

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body & All Over Body Brush is all about creating a bit of shimmering dazzle on legs, arms, decollete, or anywhere else you’re wanting to shimmer yourself down. Mind you this kind of treatment doesn’t come cheap! The palette is $75 USD and the brush, yes it’s sold separately, is $85 USD! Whoa.

But of course this doesn’t prevent me from wanting it any less. The Muse likes the idea of sitting around and brushing shimmer everywhere and anywhere but of course she does think a bunch of craft glitter in a bucket, dumped over her head might be a bit cheaper but it doesn’t have Bobbi’s name on it now does it?

Yes, indeed, I wants it, rather badly.

No Comments

Smashbox Untamed 3 Piece Set @ QVC

If you’re been a lemming Smashbox Untamed but couldn’t quite justify the cost at the moment do check out the Smashbox Untamed 3 Piece Set on QVC. Killer deal!

smashbox+untamed

The kit includes three pieces from the brand new Smashbox Summer Collection, Untamed. Purchased separately the items would run you $71 USD plus tax. You can snag three of the items for $46 (plus shipping) from QVC by using item number A91013.

The kit includes:

  • Smashbox Untamed Trio in Savage
  • Smashbox Untamed Lipgloss in Flesh
  • Smashbox Cream Cheeky Color in Untamed

Nice little deal if you ask the Muse’s opinion.

No Comments

Guerlain Summer 2009: Guerlain Summer Splash Collection

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+2009

Oh Guerlain you make me want to take a trip beyond the sea!


The Muse is hyperventilating over the new Guerlain Summer Splash Collection and can barely wait to get to a store to haul it all. It’s too pretty for mere words.

guerlain+summer+splash

Guerlain Summer Splash is an ode to the cool blue of the ocean and gorgeous golden sand of a beach. Pairing shimmering sandy gold shades with bright pops of teal, aqua, and ocean blue creates a beautiful Summer look that’s sure to please. The Muse is quite excited about the entire collection.

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+Collection+2009+4

For your face, Guerlain Terracotta Sun Illuminating Powder is a light powder with transparent particles of delicate pearly reflections to give a soft Summer glow.

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+Collection+2009+2

Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder is a palette of beige, ivory, and apricot to illuiminate your completion!

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+Collection+2009+1

Guerlain Summer Splash Eyeshadow Palette is an array of sandy shimmering golds with a pop of turquoise to mimic the beach and ocean, what a wonderful way to celebrate Summer!

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+Collection+2009+5

Guerlain Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl in Lagon Bleu the perfect shade of turquoise for a day at the beach!

Guerlain+Summer+Splash+Guerlain+Summer+Collection+2009+3

Complete your Summer look by engulfing your lashes in Bleu Cruise Guerlain Waterproof Mascara!

Also releasing is a new shade of Guerlain Single Eyeshadow which is not pictured here. Overall I’d say just about the entire collection is positively screaming my name. I love it! Rather stunning dontcha think?

Want it?

Hauling any for yourself?

Tell the Muse!

Review and swatches to come shortly!

No Comments