Budget, budget, budget….!
We’re all careful and watchful at the moment and monitoring our money really well or at least I suspect most everyone is.
Of course, the Muse feels the need to bring you the best budget beauty options in times of great distress!
Jump ahead to check out new Milani Nail Lacquers for Spring 2009 that won’t break the bank!
Milani Nail Lacquer range from $2.99-$3.79 USD per a bottle and comes in over fifty shades. Well hello, variety! Variety and budget friendly? Likey!
The two newest shades of Milani Nail Lacquer touch on bringing a bold take to your nails this Spring with a splash of glittering red and a touch of dark cherry! I love, love these shades for tips and piggies! The newest colors are Black Cherry and Ruby Jewels. Black Cherry mimics it’s name exactly bringing a deep, dark cherry to the table where as Ruby Jewels is a glittering red.
With a professional, long wearing formula your nails are sure to be fashion runway ready for the Spring season!
Budget friendly, plenty of variety, and two new great shades make Milani Nail Lacquer well worth our time.
Check out more info @ www.milanicosmetics.com or head to CVS for the complete line of Milani Cosmetics!
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The Muse is an official member of the Anglophile support group, actually she’s the president. I’m quite British (even though in my next life I plan on being Asian) so of course I love all good things Brit-related.
Being all British-like I have a special fondness for the Soap & Glory Collection available at Boots so of course I’m all excited about the release of the Soap & Glory Skincare line up!
Soap & Glory has already established itself in the bath and body world with it’s quirky collection of fun, fabulous scrubs, body washes, lotions, and potions. Soap & Glory has even breached some of the cosmetic world with interesting little products deemed with funky names like “mother pucker” (gotta love that one right?). Now Soap & Glory branches out and pushes the line to add a skincare collection to it’s fantastic collection!
Count me intrigued!
I imagine I’ll be much more British if I start using Soap & Glory Skincare dontcha think?
Jump ahead to read more!
Although we are privy to Soap & Glory in the states courtesy of our friends at Target, don’t expect to see Soap & Glory Skincare pop up in store anytime soon. One can hope it’ll arrive on our shores soon but the Muse suspects it’ll be months before it pops up around here!
The good news, if you happen to be British (Lucky you!), you can pop over to Boots and start spending your hard earned cash on the entire line. Soap & Glory is typical buy two get one free and this sale is extended to some of the skincare line up so that’s always a nice little extra when purchasing!
Soap & Glory Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion is an everyday moisturizier with bronzeburst beads built in. What the hell are Bronzeburst beads? Whoa sounds awesome! Maybe that means it acts as a tinted moisturizer for skin? I wants to try this!
Soap & Glory Dr Spot Invisible Spot Fighting Gel will get your face back into the game with clog clearing salicylic and lactic acids!
Soap & Glory Clean Mary Cleansing Milk is a creamy cleanser for whisking away makeup!
Soap & Glory Catch a Wrinkle in Time Age Avoiding Day Moisturizer
will erase all those pesky little lines and make you look fabulous again!
Soap & Glory A Change of Face Skincare Starter Kit has a little bit of this and a little bit of that so you can test the waters before diving into the entire line!
Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub of All Self-Activating Facial Smoother Exfoliator
will refine all those pesky little pores!
Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub of All Self-Activating Facial Smoother Exfoliator
will scrub it all away and polish skin to perfection!
Soap & Glory Supereyes, Supereyes Moisturising Eye Gel
contains a kick of caffeine to depuff eyes while reducing fine lines.
Grab some Soap & Glory Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths when you want it all off in a hurry!
Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Rejuvenating Face Serum will rejuvenate that tired face and make it glow!
Soap and Glory Mighty Mouth Lipcare & Plumping Kit has it all to plump that pout up and bring sexy back!
As you can see the line up is quite extensive which really pleases me to no end as the economy is under such distress lately that variety in stores is disappearing quickly so it’s nice to see that Soap & Glory has taken the effort to extend it’s line and introduce something new for us all to enjoy!
I’ll be picking up a few pieces from the line myself so I’ll have a review up shortly about them. The exchange rate is currently quite good on sterling and prices are ranging from $6-$17 USD with the gift set topping at around $28 USD. As you can sterling is converting considerably better and the prices aren’t much different (or even cheaper in some cases) from what you’d pay here in the US for the Soap & Glory line but of course airmail costs factor in as well.
As I mentioned Soap & Glory Skincare isn’t currently available yet stateside but hopefully we’ll see it soon! For now if you’d like the collection visit your local Boots or www.boots.com if you’re a UK residence. If you happen to live outside the UK, as the Muse does, you’ll have to find a friendly Brit to do your purchasing for you!
Any Brits try this collection yet?
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Anyone wanting to try it?
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The Muse seems to function on a few hours of sleep lately. Her schedule is so jammed packed full of this, that, and the other thing. No sleep equals a very tired looking Muse.
Being tired and growing older is NOT a pretty thing. I seriously need 8 hours to look fresh and pretty as a daisy. Failure to get my 8 hours of sleep results in puffy, dark circle ridden eyes. It also happens to make the fine lines under my eyes quite prominent and scary.
Since 8 hour sleep seems like a luxury lately I do the next best thing and reach for a handy, dandy concealer to whisk away all my under eye baggage!
Of course, I’ve been on my adventure for the best concealer around for a while now! Today I’m adding Susan Posnick ColorCorrect Pencil to my line up for making me look pretty as picture.
With a rating of 4.3 on MUA you really don’t have to take the Muse’s word on the power of Susan Posnick Colorcorrect. But you will anyway right? Your Muse loves you!
Pencil concealers aren’t necessarily my bag but this one happens to make big promises and keeps them.
Susan Posnick ColorCorrect is a dual ended brightening and correcting pencil for concealing all those pesky little problems we run into daily such as dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, redness, etc….
Use the lighter end of the pencil for sweeping away fine lines and tired eyes…phew I know I need it (wakey wakey eggs and bakey!). Add a few hours worth of sleep onto eyes with a quick sweep of the moisturizing creamy formula! If you so inclined you can also highlight cheeks and brow bones with the lighter side.
Use the darker end to neutralize and hide away discoloration, dullness, imperfections, and redness!
The Muse likey two products in one!
The formula is nice and creamy so it glides on, blends easily, and leaves behind a flawless finish. I took note that the product “blurs” fine lines and gives an airbrushed effect, likey alot! I think the pencil is ideal for toting around for quickie touch ups on the fly as it works great at freshening up your entire face. I was actually quite comfortable using the dark end on the sides of my nose and blending outward to freshen up my foundation. Why not right? It’s creamy enough to work well at giving your face a much needed wake up call in the late afternoon when all your make up probably melted away under the stress of work! The formula is pigmented enough to hide away light to medium dark circles and works plenty well at erasing baggage woes.
Who needs it?
- Anyone that wants a lightweight product to travel with for quickie touch ups on the go!
- Older women who crave a brighter, fresher look to their under eyes!
- Anyone who sports serious baggage and needs a wake up call.
- Those with a dry under eye area that crave a moisturizing concealer.
- Anyone who’s not willing to dish out $40 for a YSL Touche Eclat Pen (this is nearly half the price!)
All in all I think the product made some great promises and kept them all. I liked it alot and it’s making a guest starring appearance in my purse from now on. I’ll definitely consider a repurchase when I run low. One minor compliant is it didn’t come with a sharpener…I dunno why but I always misplace ALL my pencil sharpeners so I like when pencils come with one! Aside from my one minor rant I think it’s well worth checking out as it works fabulously well.
Check out Susa Posnick at www.susanposnick.com
Susan Posnick Cosmetics are also sold at Beauty.com
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If you didn’t grab Sugar Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush the first time around you’re seriously missing something!
And if you didn’t grab it when Sephora axed it from the line, again, you were seriously missing something!
But have no fear…you can haz it now for $5 bucks thanks to your kind old Muse!
Click ahead to read who has it for $5 USD!
Sugar Cosmetics has discounted many of it’s items on it’s main website and the Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush happens to be $5 USD at the moment.
This leads me to believe the line is gone for good or they might introduce a new line up….but let’s be honest with ourselves here, with the economy in a mess I think it’s safe to say Sugar Cosmetics is taking a long trip and not coming back anytime soon!
Kisses and Hugs Sugar!
We sure did love you while you were around! So long and thanks for all the sales! Don’t forget to pack your towel!
How cute is this?
I dunno about quality but quantity sure is there! The Ulta Smokey Eye Kit includes 7 pieces to glam up your eyes with a smoked out look that’s sure to please plus the kicker…ready? It’s $12.99 USD!
I can’t help but be delighted that the kit is $12.99 that’s kinda a nice little steal! Hells, you get more inside this kit than you would in the Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit right?
Snag it at Ulta plus use coupon code 97344 to sae 20% and further your discount!
If you get it promise the Muse you’ll come back and tell her how it is! Pretty please?