Cosmetic and Beauty Buys $10 Bucks and Under At Sephora


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!

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Double Delight: Seohora Double-Ended Brush Collection


Double your brush collection with the new Sephora Double-Ended Brush Collection. These new double ended brushes from Sephora are available at the same price as one normal end brush is so you’re getting a bit of a bang for your buck!

Click ahead for some deets!

I have a love hate relationship with dual ended brushes as I find them difficult to store without having them split on me. I also find they are a bit difficult to work with when applying makeup. Even though I do rant I also kinda dig buying a brush for $18 or so and getting two brushes instead of the one. That’s kinda nifty if I do say so myself.

Sephora has five new dual ended up brushes which I think are worthy of a look at if you don’t have a ton of brushes in your collection already and you’re looking to purchase a few this is a good deal. I’ve always had great experiences with Sephora brushes and I’m not doubting this new collection will be just as good as it’s regular brush line.

Here’s the offerings:


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Lip Venom V Now Available For Sale At DuWop


Although it’s Cullen inspired I’m thinking that Lip Venom V has a touch of True Blood going on. Come on DuWop, V? That’s so True Blood. Oh well I really should complain as combining Twilight with True Blood sounds rather ideal to me.

Last week I was telling you about the rumor of Lip Venom V and today it’s a reality as it officially went on sale last at DuWop!

Skip ahead for the deets!

DuWop Lip Venom V is DuWop’s ode to Edward (And maybe Bill and Eric too). This special limited edition Lip Venom is a sneak peek of things to come at DuWop as supposedly it’s one of a few products that are being released that will be Twilight themed in nature.

I dunno what the deets are but supposedly their is some kind of US Weekly coupon code that gets you V at a special price but I’ve had no success finding the code. I picked up the Twilight Edition of US Weekly and also a previous US Weekly but no code. Word on the street is maybe it’ll be in next week’s mag but I really haven’t a clue at this point. I just went and ordered one on a whim without the coupon. It cost me $22 and some change which is obscene but I’m such a Cullen groupie I was on it like white on rice. How absurd.

The gloss is the typical DuWop formula but it’s laced with crimson lip stain so you can be sportin’ a just bitten pout. Actually it’s probably a complete winner as I love Lip Venom anyway and I adore staining my lips so this is perfection for me.

You can only purchase two of these at the moment and truly I was tempted to plop two in my cart but somehow my logical side won out and realized all that “limited edition” who-ha won’t keep it from sticking around well into the release of New Moon way into November. As if this is so LE that it won’t be around for the movie release, the Muse is not so naive.

According to Duwop, “Only a limited number of Lip Venom V have been produced. Vampires may live forever, but this offer won’t. Due to limited quantity and exclusivity of this offer, limit 2 per customer.”

Ummm well either way as I much as I adore you DuWop I’m not taking bets on it being gone for good in November.

So anyway.

I’m a little confused about it being a pre-order as it says the order will ship July 1st if your DuWop Order contains Lip Venom V. I only ordered V and nothing more so I’m wondering will this delay my shipment? Does the order have to contain other DuWop cosmetics to ship? I’m doubting it but just curious what exactly they are referring to.

Anyway, I guess this turned into a babble fest when in fact I just wanted to tell you Lip Venom V is now on sale at DuWop if you wants it!

Review coming as soon as I get mine!

Click to purchase some for yourself!

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Neutrogena Wave Duo


Kinda weird I was discussing the release of a new Clarisonic a few posts back and now Neutrogena Wave Duo pops on the scene.

Neutrogena Wave Duo is the new and improved Wave Cleaner from Neutrogena!

Click it to find out what’s new!


One of the main areas of interest on the new Neutrogena Wave Duo is it now has two speeds. One speed removes dirt, oil, and makeup where as the other speeds things up for a deep pore refining clean.

I was quite delighted with the original Wave when I tested it out several months ago so count me curious what the new version is like.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route and aren’t willing to dish out $200 for a cleaning brush this is something to consider.

You can get $3 off the Wave or $2 off the refill pads by visiting and signing up at the Neutrogena site if you’re interested.

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Beauty Muse: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil


Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil is pretty incredible stuff and one of my favorite ways to remove makeup. Can you improve on a perfect product like this?

Beauty Muse Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil with me today and tell me how you’d make it better if you could.

Is it already perfect for you?

Would you change the packaging?

Would you want a new, improved formula for your skin type?

Some sort of scented cleansing oil?

What ways would you take it and make it better?

Click ahead to see my Beauty Muse for Shu Cleansing Oil!


Being one of the few cleansing oils available on the market in the US, Shu Cleansing Oil is as perfect as perfect can be. Removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) in one swipe, makes skin smooth and moisturized, plus has plenty of added perks and benefits with use over time.

Seems the ideal product and not much to change about it.

As for me I would change the price ever so lightly. Although a large bottle lasts me for close to 8 months to a year, the price remains sometimes a bit too high. A 5oz size will run you $32 and the light larger 15oz will set you back $72.

I can get a 32 oz Philosophy Purity on QVC for under $30 bucks.

You see my point?

As fantastic as Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils are the price needs a little work. That’s how I’d improve it.

How about you?

Is it perfect as is?

Needs some tweaking?

Tell it!

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