Summer Series: Cosmetic Treasures $10 Bucks and Under

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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!

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Stash Spotlight: Bare Escentuals Glimmers and Eyeshadows

The Muse thinks it’s been too long since her last Stash Spotlight so she deems today a good day to do one!

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How about a lookiee at her stash of Bare Escentuals Glimmers and Shadows?

Ok, so the Muse is the first to admit she has way too many of these. Whoa. But she feels better that at least they were mostly collected with kits and not purchased separately, that counts for something right? Maybe….

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Kryolan Glamour Sparks Review

It’s easy to compel the Muse when the the name of a product includes the key words “glamour” and “sparks”. Glamour, for sure. Sparks? As in sparkles? Ok, I’m in! Kryolan Glamour Sparks is bringing the sparkle and the glam along for this ride!

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Kryolan Glamour Sparks is a brand new loose shimmering powder available from Kryolan. This finely milled, iridescent powder with it’s shimmery finish is available in 9 shades for $12 USD each.

The pots are fairly a large size and are easy on the application due to their cool packaging design. The “sparks” are housed in standard jar with a separator that has a hole on top. This hole makes for less mess when using the product as you can easily tip a small amount of the product into the lid for application or dip your brush end in it for just the right amount of powder without causing a major mess.

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The powder itself isn’t terribly pigmented but more of a shimmering layer which would best be used over another shadow. In my picture below I used Silver all over my lid for just a hint of sparkle but they do work best when paired up with a shadow for a bit of a dramatic effect. If you own alot of matte shadows this is the perfect companion to create a bit of sparkle when you’d like to spice things up. On their own they work equally as well but aren’t pigmented enough to create a deep eye look. The texture is quite silky and almost reminds me a bit of MAC Solar Bits but with alot less fall out and ease of blending is considerably better as well (I’ve always found Solar Bits difficult to work with!).

Kryolan Glamour Sparks can be used on your eye obviously but they are rather great for highlighting cheeks or your arms, legs, etc for a bit of sparkle…..plenty of product comes in the jar so it last ages. You do need to prep and prime properly prior to use as they do tend to slip and slide off the eye rather quickly but with proper application they’ll last all day!

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The Muse is a shimmer, sparkle, and glitter lover so Kryolan Glamour Sparks are definitely right up her alley.

Loves ‘em!

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Villainess Soaps Review

The Muse recently shared with you one of her favorite soap companoes, Villainess Soaps. If there is anything Villainess Soaps knows how to do, it’s create soaps that’s for sure. With many scents to discover Villainess Soaps keeps a boring bar of soap very exciting and fresh.

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Today I’ll be reviewing for you two limited edition scents available from Villainess right now.

Skip ahead for it!

With swirly marble designs and pretty colors, Villainess Soap not only smells nice but looks darn beautiful too! These moisturizing soaps are an extra large size and create a ton of lather plus they come in incredibly unique scents. For $5 USD each they won’t break the bank either. To get more from a bar I normally slice them in half as they are quite a large size.

Two scents that are rotating in my shower at the moment are Krakatoa and Hoarfrost both of which are great for Spring or Summer with their fresh, fruity blends.

Krakatoa is a pretty off pink with swirls of cream and a metallic pink finish on top. The scent combines exotic coconut, banana, papaya, dewfruit, and mango with normal fruits such as apple, peach, plumps, pears, and raspberries. Topping these fruits is a shot of citrus orange, pineapple, lemon, and tangerine. Alot going on in this soap and it really comes through. With a light musk and a hint of sugar and a tiny bit of sandalwood to tie it altogether you’ll feel like you’re in paradise with this soap gracing your shower.

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Hoarfrost brings just the opposite to the table with it’s pale, pink marble design. Combining the fruity scent of several berries and a cool blast of peppermint and eucalyptus you’ll end up with a cool, fruity experience. This one is sure to please anyone who likes cool, minty blends. The base notes of strawberry, raspberries, and blueberries blended with the coolness of peppermint and eucalyptus makes me think of cough syrup for some reason, but not in an unpleasant way. It’s quite an invigorating blend and it’s literally cooling on your skin so obviously ideal for your Summer shower!

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If you’re looking for unique soaps with tons of character def check out Villainess Soaps. The Muse suggests Hoarfrost and Krakatoa to start with, both are yummy! Likey!

Check out more at http://www.villainess.net

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Product Musings: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in Pink Coral

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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.

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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?

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

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