50% Off the Balm Today Only

the Balm How Bout Them Apples Lip and Cheek Cream Palette Spring 2014

Enjoy 50% off your entire purchase today starting at 10AM and ending at 12 Noon PST at thebalm.com!

50% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Raphael House, a organization that helps at risk families achieve financial independence!

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40% Stila Cosmetics for Mother’s Day

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Heads up Stila is having a 40% Off your entire order for Mother’s Day! I just grabbed a whole bunch of Stila Color Balm Lipsticks! Hey, how could I resist at 40% off right?

Use promo code STILAMOMS40 (make your choices wisely as the coupon code works once per an account) at stilacosmetics.com.


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What’s the Difference Between BB Creams and CC Creams?

Difference Between BB Creams and CC Creams

What’s the difference between BB Creams and CC Creams can prove a loaded question because the answer will vary depending on where you’re purchasing BB and CC Creams from (Asia or the US).

With the biggest trend of the moment being CC Creams you might just be confused about what exactly the difference is between the formulas and in most cases it’s a simple one.

So let’s see what the difference between BB Creams and CC Creams really is!


Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers Review & Swatches

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Your coffee table book collection is about to get bigger if you add this Too Faced the Little Black Book of Bronzers to it! The Too Faced The Little Black Book of Bronzers tells the tale of eight of Too Faced’s most popular bronzers including Milk Chocolate Soleil, Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer, Beach Punny Bronzer, Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer, and many more!

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Drugstores Makeup at Premium Prices Are You Paying Too Much?

Drugstore Makeup

When I started Musings of a Muse several years ago I really wasn’t a fan of drugstore makeup. Actually I was a snob about it! I just was never really happy with the quality of products and felt like my money was best left to higher end and mid-range brands.

In some ways, I still feel like a high end fan girl but drugstore makeup has evolved so very much in recent years. I think the packaging still has a way to go if I’m honest but the quality, pigmentation, and just the overall selection is quite good compared to several years ago!

The fun thing about going to drugstore is you can AFFORD to grab six different lipsticks without feeling guilty. Try that at a Guerlain counter! We love the steals, deals, and beauty on a budget atmosphere at our drugstores but…are things getting a little too high?

Sometimes you have question drugstores makeup at premium prices. If I’m going to go to CVS and spending $9.99 to $11.99 on mascara well, I might as well just go to MAC for that or even Sephora right?

Are you paying too much for your drugstore makeup?