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Jul 6, 2009

This or That: Cheap Cosmetic Alternatives

Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check 'em after the jump!

You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist....

$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost do the math!

By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

Try Smith's Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

instead of mixing the powder and lotion to dupe UD's midnight cowboy lotion. I find that Jergens Soft Shimmer lotion is a perfect dupe.

July 6, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger giz89 said...

i can't believe that fancy shmancy lip balm is $60!! whatever happened to a nice reliable chapstick? :D

July 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I love this post! I hope you decide to do more like this :)

July 6, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous tyna said...

Fantastic suggestions! I'm always up for saving a little money -thanks! I love my Rosebud Salve - great for lips, cuticles, elbows and more! Has anyone tried the Avon concealer stick?

July 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

I think I saw Smith's Rose Balm at BBW but I'm not sure! This is an awesome feature, please do it again!

July 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks for the rec anonymous :-D

July 6, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe giz :-D I guess chapstick doesn't cut it for some of the crazed makeup addicts :-D

July 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

def dd :-D

July 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...


isn't rosebud salve the best? fixes everything :-D Love it. I even use it on frizz!

Haven't tried the concealer yet but will try to squeeze a review in somewhere!

July 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

will do dao :-D

CO Bigelow makes one too, rosebud salve that is, that might be what you saw :-D It's cheaper too by 50 cents!

July 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous tyna said...

Miss Muse! Rosebud rules - but now I feel as if I must try the Terry Baume de Rose. Dao - you an get the Rosebud Salve at BBW - check it out!

July 11, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey tyna

LOL by terry is SOOOO tempting :-D everything they put out is awesome :-D

I didn't know they sold Rosebud Salve at BBW interesting!

July 14, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

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