April 8, 2013

the Balm 50% Off Sale Starts Now


Go, go! the Balm’s 50% Off Sale Starts now! From today until tomorrow 10PM EST at www.thebalm.com

Just add what you want to your cart (anything, no exceptions) and 50% Off is taken off at check out.

Have fun!


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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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cindy Ramirez

    Aww yeah! All the Instain blushes are back ordered till May 1st. :'[ *whines*

      • Diane Krny

        Hey Muze…after seeing your initial announcement about the sale and those Instain blushes I literally haunted their Facebook and website and by sheer luck…got in a week ago this past Sunday night…I raced to the blush page and ordered 4 of the new Instain blushes (all but the two darkest ones). My order confirmation was immediate and they shipped them last Tuesday…I got them on Friday!!!! OH MY GODZZZZ the blushes are to DIE FOR! Beautiful colors, so creamy and PIGMENTED! I wore a different one every day since Saturday and they last on me from 6:30am to 9:00pm with absolutely NO fading at ALL! I was so thrilled with them I raced back to the site today when it went live and ordered the other two (even though they are already on backorder till 5/1). That’s okay..my order is locked in. Did you get any MUSE?? You HAVE to do a review and swatches for everyone…you will LOVE them!!! Everyone…do yourself a favor and ORDER them! It’s worth the wait for 50% off!

        • the Muse

          that’s GREAT diane glad to hear it 😀 I have been testing them this week and really enjoy them 😀 and at 50% I agree whast a DEAL! thanks for your mini review so helpful ;-D

  • blueraccoon

    thanks for the heads up! I just bought a bunch of stuff 😀

      • blueraccoon

        So, yesterday I snagged two of the Instain blushes, Hot Mama, their lid primer and the Nude ‘tude palette…and today I went back for Frat Boy, Cabana Boy, and Down Boy. 50% off and I lose my head.

  • Sonya

    I was so excited to see this all week! But $40 shipping to Canada if my purchase is under $100? I filled up my cart with $103 and it’s telling me it will cost $26 to ship. No way. I’m better off at buying full prices at my local store 🙁

  • Jenna

    I’ve been spending crazy amounts of money lately, so I limited myself to only spending $30.
    Picked up the Powder to the People brush (needed to invest in a better powder brush at some point and the handle is just so cute) and the Betty-Lou Manizer and it’s only came to $34 after shipping and tax!

    This is my first theBalm purchase, so I’m excited to see how it goes. I always see their sales on HauteLook, but with $12 shipping and their return policy I was always hesitant.

  • Twirishlady

    Thanks for the heads up! I just indulged on the Mary-Lou Manizer, Betty-Lou Manizer, and Bahama Mama bronzer! I have been wanting those for such a long time 🙂

  • carrie

    I’ve never tried anything from them. Now’s a good time! What products would you recommend?

    • the Muse

      anything, everything 😀 Most of what they carry is incredible imho! the naked palette they do, the blushes (down boy, hot mama, etc…), and any of their shadow palettes in general are amazing!

          • carrie

            My tax refund should be in my account by the 10th at the latest. Fingers crossed in hope it’s going to be in there tomorrow.

  • Ashley

    I wish there was better swatches of some of the cream shadows so tempted but I hate purchasing products, no matter how cheap, and not enjoying them.

  • lee

    Picked up a bunch of stuff! So excited. Your review convinced me to get the give crease a chance brush.

  • Tracy

    I’m so glad you posted a reminder. Totally snagged the Balm Jovi palette. I’ve been lusting for it since the day it came out and now it’s mine for under $30 even with S&H! Oh, joyous day! <3

  • amy

    Had the site been working last week, I likely would have indulged. However, since then, I’ve indulged a bit too much for the month, and I’m holding out for the KvD Ladybird palette…

    • Debster

      I’m in the same exact boat. I’m sure nobody expected the huge delay, but it’s too late for me to wait around for it. =[

  • Bella

    I happened to check my Bloglovin’, and this post was first on the list. I immediately headed over there and picked up some pretties. Thank you for enabling me! 😀

  • Courtney

    Been there, done that, sister. Twice. :-0 😉 Happy Monday!!

  • Anna

    Ooh, glad to see it’s finally up! I picked up Frat Boy, Cabana Boy, and the Argyle Instain Blush. I’ve heard so much about thebalm blushes so I wanted to try them

  • Lemony Licks

    Bought the Nude Tude palette as a gift and two more balm girls lipsticks to complete my collection! Thanks for introducing me to this brand – I really can’t get enough of it!

    Will you be reviewing the instain collection soon? They are on backorder and I am kind of tempted to dive in…

    • the Muse

      prob next week testing now lemony 🙂 so far so good with them if that’s any help! 🙂 my pleasure! so glad you got some goodies!

  • Krista

    I did manage to get in an order last week, and I got my package today. Two instain blushes and the hot mama blush. I swatched the two instain blushes on my hand and after rubbing my hand and about 5 hours they’re still there- faint but there! I have high hopes for these blushes, can’t wait to try one out tomorrow 🙂

  • Boone

    I went to the site, looked at every single product, and didn’t see anything I wanted. I must be coming down with something!

  • Bettie

    Whuuuut, they’re no longer selling the Meet Matt(e) palette [non-nude version] on their site? I was so excited to buy it!

  • Rachel

    I just did a major haul!!! I was so excited the site was finally up! I got all three of the blushes (down boy, frat boy, cabana boy) three of the new cheek stains, the new eye and face primers and a Shady Lady vol. 1. Oh, and Bahama mama bronzer.

  • Heather

    Thanks so much for the reminder! I just got a couple of their blushes (Hot Mama and Frat Boy) and the Brazil Nut Eye Gel – SO looking forward to getting everything in the mail! Now I’m wondering if I should’ve gotten one of their eye shadow palettes … hmmm ….

  • melissa

    Working on an order now. I really like the site and how it shows the swatches within pallets. Thanks for posting the update as I missed it on Facebook, My total is at $119 after discounts and I’m not done yet but I don’t care for 50% off it just can’t be beat.

  • Quinctia

    If I’d ever seen the stuff in person, I’d definitely be trying out the foundation. 🙁 I have no idea whether or not there’s a shade to match me.

  • sabrina


    $130 dollars down the drain 😀
    sales always make me buy more LOL

  • Joy

    Thanks for the heads up Muse! I had been checking if the site was up for a few days then tired of it so I would have missed it without your reminder. Got 2 blushes (trying to cure my blush aversion) and the Sexy Mama mattifying powder (just in time for summer!)

  • Janelle

    I blame you Muse! I have to blame someone and lord knows I cannot blame myself for the $130 I spent. I have never used The Balm, but I adore shadows I can use wet and these say that I can do that so I am all over it!!! 🙂 Any thoughts on how these shadows compare to Chanel? I know Chanel is also talc free. I should of got the Instain blushes as well, but I am a sucker for shimmery blushes and these looked matte. Oh well I probably need another blush like I need a hole in the head! I could’ve used one for summer though hmmm..what was I thinking? LOL. Why do you do this to me Oh Wonderful Muse?

    • the Muse

      lol janelle blake away! the powder shadows from the balm are more pigmented than chanel’s imho. They have a soft velvety texture like a cream powder hybrid. Those instain blushes are to dye for! you’re going to be thrilled with them I’m sure 😀 hehe I’m sorry but you know you love a good sale right? 😀

  • Janelle

    thanks Muse! I am excited to get my things. Thanks for the info on the shadows.

  • Cat G

    Won’t be getting any of it until May but I bought ShadyLady eyeshadow palette volume 2, Mary-Lou Manizer, ‘Nude Tude eyeshadow palette (the naughty one haha) and FratBoy shadow and blush! SO EXCITED!!