For Your Shower and Bath

Lush Cosmetics Limited Edition Ghost Shower Gel

I’m celebrating Halloween a month late as I just now received my lot of Ghost Shower Gel from Lush UK (I should add that it’s no fault of Lush UK that shipping took so long! I was participating in Lush Retro Races and my Ghost order was part of my Retro Race order thus the wait time!)! You may remember me previously blogging about this if not you can always take a skip through my past and click here to read all about Ghost prior to reading this review!

If you’re a fan of Lush Cosmetics you might remember a little cult item called Skinny Dip from ages past! Ghost quite reminds me of Skinny Dip with a bit of a twist! Skinny Dip was luscious, thick, creamy, and gorgeous and much to fans dismay, discontinued (as you become more and more of a Lush fan you realize how much hoarding and stashing large quantities of Lush away is essential to survival! Because once it’s gone it’s a difficult time mourning the lost of a hair product, bath bomb, or other essential item that you may use from day to day and suddenly have disappear!). If you suddenly develop a case of the lems for Skinny Dip you can always get it in it’s new form as a Buttercream but I will tell you the Buttercream is nothing like the original, gorgeous shower gel which I still mourn to this very day! I secretly believe that Mark decided to axe Skinny Dip because it had a tendency to go bad after 6 months or so (at least for me it did! I’d be the one that was stashing bottles of Skinny Dip in my fridge to keep them from going bad before I could use them! Later on in life I may (or may not) admit to purchasing a mini fridge to store all my Lush in but that’s a story for another day!) instead of it’s year expiration date but he’ll tell you it was because it wasn’t popular!

Anyway….I guess that was a rather long eulogy about my love affair with Skinny Dip and at this point you might very well wonder what I am on about! Well…Ghost is much like my beloved Skinny Dip and I’m so happy I did a nice large order for it! I ended up purchasing 5 bottles because I had figured if I hated it at least it would make great swap bait on MUA!

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But swap bait be damned it’s now a part of my beauty vault as it’s wonderfully delightful! I was somewhat worried about the “scent of lillies” in a shower gel but to my delight it does somewhat smell like an offbeat Skinny Dip version! It’s quite milky, creamy, very, very very thick and just yum all the way around! When I say thick I’m talking about taking the cap off and putting the bottle over your head top side down and watching how it doesn’t slide out of the bottle at all! It doesn’t move! Magic my friends!

Yummie Ooey Gooey Ghost!
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Now this is just from sniffing it in the bottle mind you! I’m not sure if the smell will be better or worst once I use it in the shower but I think it’s safe to say that this will turn out for the better once I lather up with it!

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All in all I should have never been worried about Ghost not being a fabulous product because really it’s rare I run across something Lush puts out that isn’t blessedly wonderful! The only disappointing thing about Ghost would be it’s 250ML size (8.4oz)! I’d rather have had the 500ML (15oz) size offered at a bit more on the price tag but sadly I guess, for marketing purposes, they settled on making it in 250ML size! It’s ok I still heart it!

Cheers to Ghost! I think I might hop into a shower right now just so I can use it!

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Got it?
Tell me what you think!

Need it?
It’s gone from both Lush US and Lush UK but you can always check E-bay or MUA!

Tell your Muse what you think if you ended up purchasing it!

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Bath and Body Works Temptation Gift Sets

I’ve been waiting eagerly for Bath and Body Works to package up their Temptations line into some gift sets for giving!

Two have made an appearance on the website!

Sweet Shack 3-1 Shower Gel Set $20USD
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One Sweet Season Lotion Gift Set $17.50USD
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A Slice of Soap…Errr I Mean Cake!

I love interesting gifts and I really go out of my way to locate unique gifts for friends and family!

I found this rather awesome little shop on E-bay called Sunflower Gardens that sells thee most interesting little soaps I ever did see!

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These slices of Soap run from about $5-$10 or so and are HUGE!!!!! Plus they look like the real thing (and smell like it)!

I just find them ultra cute and I think they’d make such a killer stocking stuffer or little Christmas gift for your mailgirl (if you have a mail girl), or a nurse at your doctor’s office, or anyone really!

I mean who wouldn’t want a big old slice of cake that smells yummie, lathers up like a dream, and comes shaped like a big chunk of delicious cake!

I know the Muse is liking these!

What do you think?

Chocolate Cream Pie Slice of Soap

Oreo Cookie Chocolate Pie Slice of Soap

Key Lime Pie Slice of Soap

Neapolitan Ice Cream Slice of Soap

If cake is not your bag that’s ok Sunflower Gardens has brownies, ice cream, pies, cupcakes, poundcake, cheesecake, and anything else your mind (and stomach) might be dreaming about in a soap!

Sincerely, how cute are soaps that are shaped like brownies, ice creams, and cakes! I’m hungry now!

Brownies Ala Mode (Yes! It’s most definately soap so don’t try and eat it!)

Check out Sunflower Gardens for yourself! I’m positive you’ll find at least one item that will strike you as a cool gift!

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Basin Christmas Soaps

You may remember Basin from a previous post I did a few months ago.

The Basin website has been updated with some Christmas goodies and my little eye did spy some rather cute Christmas soaps for gift giving (and since I did Lush’s Christmas post yesterday I thought maybe Basin deserved a little mention as well!).

Candy Cane Soap
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Peppermint, Spearmint, Orange, Tangerine, Lily, Jasmine, Oh MY! This is not like any Candy Cane the Muse has seen before! Could be quite an interesting blend!

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Gingerbread House
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Mmmm just the warm scent of gingerbread!

Holiday
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An array of Holiday Scents to tempt your sense of smell within your shower!

Rudy
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Santa Duck
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Snowy
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Each Basin Soap is cut to order in store or available in 100g size for $4.95 each on the website! the Muse thinks they make a very cute stocking stuffer!

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The Muse’s Lush Christmas List

Each and every year Lush always tempts me with a wonderful array of yummie goodies for my bathing pleasure! This year, like any other year, is no different.

I’m eager to start making my Lush list and checking it twice!

I always end up purchasing a ton of Lush for myself and tons for friends and family members!

Lush always has a year end promotion with free goodies and such but I just can’t wait for that! I need my Lush RIGHT AWAY!

Here’s my Lush Wish List:

Christmas would simply not be Christmas if your Muse can’t have a nice big block of Snowcake under her tree!

Snowcake Soap
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Creamy, moisturizing, marzipan goodness! My love affair with Snowcake is known far and wide and I end up with quite a bit stashed into gifts from friends and of course, purchased for myself! This year the kind people at Lush UK have even offered up a yummie Snowcake Shower Gel to keep the Muse happy so I’ll be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in my shower for the next several months with both my stash of soap and shower gel!

Head into your local Lush for a nice big chunk to hold you out till next year because sadly, my dear friends, when it’s gone, it’s gone and won’t make it’s reappearance until next year!

Now since we are on the most lovely topic of Snowcake might the Muse mention that she has added Lush Pud Bath Bomb to her wish list! If you happen to be new to Lush or this is your first Christmas with Lush than you probably don’t know that Lush Pud is scented with our most beloved scent of Snowcake! Mmmm!

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This year we have two flavors of Pud to choose from. It’s regular Bath Bomb size and a Jumbo Bath Bomb which includes two Holiday soaps, Snowcake and Bob!

Jumbo Lush Pud Bath Bomb Gift Set
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Lush never fails to come out with something jumbo in all the years I’ve been purchasing it. Last year they had a most wonderful large size Santa’s Hat bomb that was scented in the delightful Honey I Washed the Kids (It was so big I still have left over pieces from last year!) and the year before on Valentine’s Day they offered a heart shaped bomb that was scented in Creamy Candy Bath! Mmmm!

The moral of the story is that this is a great deal because you can get quite a few baths out of this LARGE bomb! I normally place mine in a large ziploc bag and drop the bag onto the floor once or twice and it’ll split into pieces big enough to plop in your bath! Of course, the Muse has seen a few people that are daring enough to just throw the entire thing into the tub and have a most expensive bath!

Something that always, always, have I said always? Always ends up in my cart come Christmas would be Snow Fairy. The best way to describe Snow Fairy is to call it crack in a bottle. Indeed, it’s that addicting. I get at least 5 large bottles (At one time it was 10) each year to keep me happy and sweetly scented until it’s reappearance next Christmas! Again, like Snowcake, when it’s gone, it’s gone and may or may not be back next year so the stashing and hoarding it away is a normal routine for your Muse!

Snow Fairy is a most difficult scent to describe but I shall do my best. It’s a fruity, cherryish, vanillish, with an underlay of the most gorgeous candy! It’s exactly what all girly girl’s need in their shower! I even wash my hair with it when I’m feeling quite frisky and daring! Oh my I imagine I’m breaking some sort of hair law by washing my locks with a shower gel but one whiff of Snow Fairy and I imagine I can convince even the snottiest stylish this is a must!

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Shockingly enough Lush US is actually offering Cocktail Soap! Cocktail is a scent exclusive to Lush’s sister store Bnever and has never been available outside of the UK. Bnever shops are exclusive to the UK (although rumors abound that they may be headed to the US soon).

Now, Cocktail is quite a favorite scent of mine and difficult to explain. It reminds me of glamorous Old Hollywood! It’s quite floral and with so many notes that the actual blend is too complicated to pick apart. The good news is that if you adore sophiscated floral blends this would be the soap for you! The Muse normally picks up Cocktail soap from Bnever when she travels into London or she gets it packaged into her UK orders from Lush however she’s happy, very happy, to say that Lush US is offering Cocktail Soap for your pleasure this Holiday season! Could this be an omen of things to come? Your Muse hopes so!

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Last year, the Muse’s beloved Bubble Bar was renamed and called “Holiday” bubble bar. The Muse is on strike and she REFUSES to call it that! It’s original name, and the name the Muse sticks to, is Ruby Red Slippers. Why the name change the Muse hasn’t a clue but the good news is that Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) is back in stock and ready for my purchasing pleasure! Ruby Red Slippers are glittery red and sexy as sin! The scent is a warm, spicy smell of carnations with a touch of vanilla and 100% perfection! I stock up on as many of these as I possibly can to get me through the long, cold winter! The luxury of slipping into a tub full of red sparkly water with tons of bubbles and a warm, spicy scent is something the Muse adores spoiling herself with! So Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) always make an appearance on my wish list!

Ruby Red Slippers aka Holiday Bubble Bar Slice
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The sparkling, effervescent scent of Champagne Snow Showers is a favorite of mine but sadly the jelly just makes me cry in agony. Lush Jellies aren’t the most easiest thing in the world to use! Thankfully I don’t have to miss out on this gorgeous blend of sparkling citrus! I just load my cart with Christmas Party Bath Bombs and I have the same scent as Champange Snow Showers in my bath!

Some girls hate her because she contains a ton of glitter and bits and pieces to SURPRISE you in your bath! I personally love her and she’s right properly deemed a Christmas Party as once she hits the water she fizzes, spins, and whirls around my tub showering it with tiny stars, sparkles, and other fun bits and pieces (if you really can’t stand the though of these bits in your tub the Muse suggests placing her in a knee high before lowering her into the tub and all the bits will be trapped within the knee high and not your tub!)

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Butterball is quite a favorite bomb of mine but I’ll tell you a secret shhhhhh….I really like when he converts himself to MR BUTTERBALL for the Holiday season! I’m not sure why he becomes so proper during the Holiday season but I do enjoy the look of him during Christmas! He turns from an ordinary little Butterball into a cute, chubby Snowman during the Holidays and the Muse delights in what a wonderful little extra gift he makes for friends or family! He doesn’t last in this cute size for long so if you love him get a few before he disappears and makes his reappearance as plain old Butterball!

That’s Mr Butterball to YOU!
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If you happen to love Snow Fairy as much as this girl does then you might just want to get your hands on a few Candy Cane bubble bar slices. The name is quite deceiving so don’t go around thinking that this might smell of mint because that it does not. Candy Cane bubble bar slice is another product, like our Butterball, that transforms itself from Creamy Candy Bar to Candy Cane come the Holidays! It smells much the same as Snow Fairy with a bit more vanilla and less fruity but it’s all quite candy and creamy to me! And fear not it won’t disappear when Christmas is over! It’ll just go back to being Creamy Candy Bubble Bar instead and available for your purchasing pleasure year round!

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Finally my list would not be complete without including some Christmas Angels into my shopping cart! These fine bombs are scented in a minty chocolate combo that will have you feeling quite the refined lady whilst soaking away in your tub! Christmas Angel is quite ready and available for your shopping needs after Christmas so don’t go to crazy in ordering tons of these guys! As cute as they are you can get your share after Christmas by simply buying it without it’s Holiday clothes in simple Haagen Bath form!

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I do believe that pretty much wraps up what I want from Lush this year! How about you? New to Lush? Love Lush? What are you getting for yourself or friends and family?

Tell the Muse!

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