November 17, 2009

This or That: Cheap Cosmetic Alternatives

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As Christmas approaches I imagine you’re wanting to save a buck or two here and there.  Who isn’t?

Jump ahead to see some cheaper alternatives on some high prices goodies you may be lemming this season!

Count me on board with wanting the Lancome Juicy Tubes Gloss Set which includes 8 mini size glosses for $39.50 but save yourself a buck or two by hauling the mark Holiday Treats Mini Juice Gems Squeeze On Lip Gloss for $12 which includes four glosses in larger sizes!

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I love me some MAC Lipglass but for $5.50 more I could snag myself a trio of Korres Cherry Lip Kisses ($19.50 for three and don’t forget use promo code MUSE to get 30% off so you can save even more!). Best part? I can keep one for myself and tuck two into friend’s or family’s stockings.

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You could haul Bath and Body Works Shower Gel which includes some great festive body washes for $12 each or you can head to your local Target and grab up some of the brand new Suave Seasonals Limited Edition Body Washes in scents like Candy Apple and Candy Cane ($6.99 or less).

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I really want the Stila Gift of Appreciation Set ($38) but I can snag two great gifts from Stila for the price of one. Head to Beauty Crunch and grab the Stila My Mother, My Hero ($18) and Stila’s Bronzed Glow Set ($18), two great gift sets, almost the same price as hauling the one, heck you even save a dollar or two!

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The new Dior SkinFlash Primer will set you back $40 bucks but you can snag Missha BB Boomer Primer for $24.99!

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One Lush Bath Bomb or One Lush Bubble Bar could set you back $6 to $9 each! Head over to E-bay shop, Red, White, and BlueBonnet and snag bath bombs or bubble bars for as little as $3.50 each!

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Hope you enjoyed this version of This or That and discovered some good ways to save some cash. Feel free to share your This or That purchases and ways you save money on cosmetics, skincare, etc…..

Would love to hear all about it!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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    • the Muse

      ah thanks Jen! It’s been around for a while but I didn’t update for a little bit 😀

    • the Muse

      lol dao I do that ALOT including yours 😀 sometimes we just don’t have a sec to say heyz 🙂 totally understandable 😀

  • ginnygordon

    Hi Muse,

    Thanks for the ideas!

    I do love BBW xmas stuff (and I have already hauled lots of it), but I got some Suave Seasonals at Wal-mart for $1.50 each! What a great bargain and they smell very nice (especially the toasted vanilla sugar and peppermint bliss ones).

    • the Muse

      hey ginny!

      AWESOME hauling! $1.50!? Incredible. I got the BBW xmas stuffins too but I so want the peppermint bliss one from Suave and at the price hello cheapness 😀 come to mama!

      Thanks for the heads up!

  • Lisa Kate

    I love this post! I definitely will be checking the bath bombs featured…I had this silly idea that I would make some for my family for Christmas, but uh, then I realized how redonkulously expensive it is to buy small amounts of the ingredients! Nevermind XD

    • the Muse

      yay glad you like it Lisa 😀 heck it’s cheaper to buy them babe! These are really nice 😀 and CHEAP!

    • the Muse

      oh yes for sure laura I did a write up about the sale directly after this one 🙂

  • sparklingpinkgorilla

    I picked up the Suave ones for $1.50 also! I love all four, but especially the peppermint bliss. Not bad.

    • the Muse

      I hate you sparklingpinkgorilla! I can’t find them sob! Can I come over and take a shower with peppermint bliss? sniff….

  • kris

    Great post. Just ordered a bunch of the bath bombs. So much more affordable than Lush. Thanks.