For Your Shower and Bath

Clowns Aren’t So Scary!

When I was a kid (and now that I’m an adult) clowns terrified the bloody hell out of me!

There is something so seriously scary about clowns! Don’t even sit their and deny it because you know exactly what I mean!

Isle of Eden has kindly taken the scary out of clowns for me and made them deliciously sinful!

Over the course of a year or so Isle of Eden has done various blends of their immensely popular Clowns line of body and bath care that has gotten quite a cult following (I’m a card holding member).

This is just a tiny review of the Clowns series. The Clowns have evolved from a very simple scrub that was released for Halloween last year entitled “Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me” into a full line of different scent blends!

The original, Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me, is still available for purchase in any number of bath and body products, haircare, and perfume! The scent is a house blend created by the owner of Isle of Eden and includes all of the following notes, pink cotton candy, funnel cake, and red apple!

Since it’s original release Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me has had any number of notes added and taken away! Some of the blends I’ve gotten have included funnel cake, pink or blue cotton candy, cherry snowcone, strawberry, buttercream, pineapple, and many many other interesting tidbits!

The blend started out as a scary treat for Halloween but soon evolved into a circus/carnival themed product! It later became something else completely and began to show really unusual notes blended together that worked quite well such as pineapple and funnal cake, pink lemonade and cotton candy, etc…!

Some of my favorite Clowns were released shortly after the original house blend and were entitled Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me 1 through 4! Each blend consisted of something more wicked than the last! The blends were so gorgeous and amazing to smell that it was difficult not to dig into them with a spoon (I doubt they’d taste as good as they smelled!).

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat me Number 2 was a mixture of blue cotton candy, funnel cake, and juicy strawberries! Sounds weird right? Strawberries with funnel cake plus cotton candy? Sheesh sugar overload! But the strawberries binds the entire blend and creates a wickedly sinful body treat!

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Number 3 consisted of Cherry Snow Cone, Blue Cotton Candy, and Funnel Cake.

Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Number 4 consisted of Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake, and Frozen Pink Lemonade.

Sadly, these have made a trip into the great beyond and are no longer available in their original format! However, new Clowns are available and some contain these very same notes!

Some products I highly recommend should you dive into purchasing some very delicious clown goodies would be the Whipped Bath Cream and of course, Isle of Eden’s specialty, body scrubs!

The Whipped Bath Cream has the same consistency as a thick rich lotion but this is for your shower! A small amount and a shower puff will create mounds and mounds of luxurious suds that you can use to shave with, wash with, or even sneak in a hair wash with! I must say that a majority of Bath and Body goodies are almost always an in shower experience. Meaning as soon as you sud up and step from your shower the scent almost never lingers. I’ve found a majority of the Clown blends stick around for a bit through the day and I catch faint hints of Funnel Cake or strawberries, etc…through out the day! Which means the thrown, linger, and potency are pretty tops in my book!

The scrubs are delightfully wonderful as well! The scrubs are not only great for exfoliation but also wonderful cleansers as well since they foam up!

Sadly, Isle of Eden has one bad point. The wait time. Wait times for an order range from 1-3 months depending upon how busy they are at the moment. From what I understand they are working on decreasing that time but I’ve yet to see anything being done about it and it annoys me to have to wait that long for product!

One other minor problem is if you’re sensitive these may not be good for you! I’ve heard many reviews stating that they have caused break outs on sensitive skin! I’ve never had a problem but I do not suffer from sensitive skin. That’s something to consider prior to ordering!

Aside from that I highly recommend any of the wonderful Clown blends! You’ll see that Clowns aren’t as scary as you thought they were!

A few pictures of my Clown Collection
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Whipped Bath Cream in Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat me 1 through 4
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The Original Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Body Scrub
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Weekend Beauty Shopper Deals!

Time has flown by this week and I’ve gotten very little sleep so much of my weekend will be about lots of rest!

But for those of you in a shopping mood check out this week’s Steals and Deals!

Isle Of Eden has updated it’s site with all it’s new Halloween goodies! If that hasn’t gotten you excited let me tell you something that will thrill ya!

Isle of Eden is offering one free Halloween Scrub Cauldron of your choice with every $35 you spend! Now if your total happens to be $70 you’ll get to choose two Cauldrons….if it goes to $135 you can choose three and so on and so fourth! Each Cauldron is not only a yummie free treat but also contains a code which will later entitle you to a further discount!

Wow! It’s only August and Trick or Treating is quite a steal and deal at Isle of Eden!

If you happen to be short and round, like the Muse, you can hurry on over to Torrid and enjoy discounted clothing at 20-60% off! Torrid is clearing out it’s Summer Closet and making room for it’s Fall/Winter goodies! Now is a great time to nab a deal, or two, or three! If you happen to be slim and gorgeous the Muse highly recommends checking out the sale accessories for some pretty nifty little pieces such as bags, jewelry, socks, etc!

The Muse loves natural products and sale products! Getting both together is always nice! Burt’s Bees has it’s natural lipstick on sale for $6.64! At this price you can afford to buy all the colors!

QVC has a set of three Tarte Vitamin Infused Lip Gloss powered by Borba for $45! These glosses go for $21 each so this is like buying two and getting one free! Check out item number A13111 at QVC.com

If you happen to love foody, fruity, or candy like scents head on over to the Muse’s favorite perfumery! Starring has a sale on it’s roll on perfume oils for $5 each! I can’t begin to tell you what a STEAL this is! Ashley’s scents are highly concentrated and very potent with plenty of throw and linger! If you happen to be a new customer Ashley will generously give you 15% off your first order!

Happy Weekend Everyone! The Muse is ready for some much needed sleep icon wink

See ya Monday!

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Bath and Body Works Fall & Winter 2007 Collections

I got a sneak peak at what’s ahead for Bath and Body Works and I’m doing a little jig in excitement!

I can’t help but get a bit excited at the prospect of new 3 in 1 temptation shower gels! I’ve collected myself a nice little stockpile of these during the Summer sale and I think I might love ‘em even more than Philosophy’s 3 in 1′s!

Just a few of the bottles I snagged during the Summer sales! There are more but we wouldn’t want you to see how diseased I really am now would we?
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Last year, Twisted Peppermint was quite a RAVE for the Muse! So much so that she ended up squirreling away bottles and bottles and bottles, did I mention bottles? and bottles of it! It was thee most delightful blend of vanilla and peppermint candy cane that the Muse truly enjoyed indulging in! The best part about Twisted Peppermint is it not only made the perfect winter pampering treat but it also carried into Summer as wonderful cooling experience!

The last few of what remains from the Muse’s stash of Twisted Peppermint! icon sad
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This year it appears they are adding to the Twisted Peppermint collection a body spray! Oh my! Lotion, Shower Gel, and Scrubs wasn’t enough they had to tempt me with body spray too! I can picture myself come December calling up everyone I know in New York and screaming at them to PLEASE for the LOVE of God and all things HOLY get me some of that Twisted Peppermint and ship it over to England as soon as possible (I’ll be in the UK for Christmas)!

Flipping through the catalog I also happened to come across some other very interesting items! Spicy Gum Drop! Oh My! And what’s this…Chocolate Mint! This should be illegal!

The somewhat bad news is that the Fall line up looks kinda sorta similar to last year! Pecan Pie is sticking around, Pumpkins on Parade is coming back, and…..drum roll please……Cherry Pie is making it’s debut! Cherry Pie looks divine!

Looks like it’s going to be a sweet Fall and Winter if Bath and Body Works Temptation line will be sharing your shower with you!

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Halloween Arrives Early at Cherriflip

Cherriflip has sent out it’s monthly newsletter with it’s new Halloween goodies and the Muse is getting quite a case of the excited wriggles!

The goodies available for Halloween are 4 new bubble bars and 7 new gorgeous scents that you can have in any number of bath goodies, shower gels, perfumes, etc..!

One of the bubble bars entitled Blue Meanie is cute and sweet but it’s also a contest! One of the bars was made wth orange eyes and if you happen to get that bubble bar in your order (these are randomly selected) you could win your entire purchase free of charge! Yay how exciting!

Some of the new Halloween Themed Bubble Bars:

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If you are unfamiliar with bubble bars I’ll explain icon wink Bubble Bars are a solid form of bubble bath! You take these very cute bars and crumble them under warm running water while your bath fills! Swish your hand around a bit and you get masses of lovely bubbles in your tub! Not only do they smell amazing but they moisturize wonderfully!

The New Halloween Scent List:

Screaming Banshee: You will be screaming with delight with this divine salty yet sweet caramel ice cream scent. Hints of soft toasted peanuts, rich vanilla, and sugary sweet caramel ice cream make this the ultimate decadent sweet treat.

Spooky Juice: Bright and crisp concoction of fresh guava, airy cucumber and soft pear. Spooky juice is a refreshing light treat.

Dark Enchantment: A bewitching sophisticated blend of deep black amber and vanilla bean blended with lavender. Dark enchantment is a deliciously addictive scent.

Voodoo Doll: Wickedly wild and refreshing wasabi sniff. Walk on the wild side with a little wasabi voodoo!

Taboo: warm caramel cream with just a touch of cocoa and vanilla meringue, and a hint of praline essence

BOOkies: Sweet caramel pumpkin cream essence infused in a warm cookie crumble base.

The Vanishing: A delicious banana blended with ripe, fresh fruit mallow cream. Fresh banana slowly vanishes to reveal light berries, citrus and marshmallow cream. This is one disappearing act you don’t want to miss.

The Muse would love to place an order but first she must firgure out the riddle that Cherriflip has teasingly put in their newsletter:

My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.
What am I?

If I can firgure it out I’ll receive an extra 15% off my entire order! Any ideas? I’m stuck icon wink If you do happen to firgure out the one word answer you can use that word in the coupon box to get the discount off your order!

Cherriflip is one of my favorite online shops for not only wonderful Bath Goodies and Bodycare but cosmetics as well! Do check out the entire Halloween line up!

Happy Haunting..err..I mean Shopping!

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Shopping Discoves on Etsy

I think, by now, we have established I LOVE shopping! Now I’m not saying that I love it…I LOVE IT….get me?

Sometimes, a girl such as myself, can get a bit bored with items that stores have. I get a bit burned out seeing the same type of product offered over and over and over in a different format, color, or package.

I love being wow’ed by the next best thing but on a occasion sometimes the wow factor goes out of shopping!

In order to get my daily dose of wow I head over to Etsy to discover new, interesting, unique and generally awesome little goodies that are handmade by masses of different people!

Etsy reminds me of a little market places where tons of friendly people are peddling their wares! The only difference between Etsy and a real market place is this is my computer and I don’t actually get a chance to meet with the talented artists that pawn their goods on Etsy!

I admire and respect many of the artists on Etsy and adore giving them business! I think it takes a special kind of person to create so many interesting items! I call them artists because truly that’s what it boils down too! These people put heart and soul into all their creations! The best thing is you’ll shop, purchase, and end up owning something that’s truly a one of a kind item! What more could a girl want?

Some Etsy Shops that the Muse frequents and recommends:

Mad City Sue Soaps

Plenty of wonderful bits and bobs to keep you happy in the shower and out! Handmade soaps, body scrubs, customized mists and more! I strongly recommend the Italian Cream Cake Foaming Shower Parfait but please try to avoid digging into it with a spoon! After all it is for your body!

Whimsy Hollow
When the Muse wants to a little sparkle, shimmer, and glitter she looks no further than Whimsy Hollow where she can purchase Faerie Glimmer Dust! This gorgeous shimmer comes in a whimsical little jar with the cutest little powder puff. Use it on your eyes, shoulders, body, anywhere you’d love a little sparkle and a bit of honeysuckle fragrance makes it extra special! Whimsy Hollow offers other fine little bits and bobs for sale so check the shop out and see what catches your fancy!

Sobe Botanicals
The Muse loves lip glosses and balms! When she grows a bit tired of her normal stash she heads over to Sobe Botanicals to purchase some of their custom made lip glosses! Sobe allows you to choose the color and the flavor of your balm! It goes on smooth, gives your lips a tiny touch of color, tastes yum, and is cheap as a day old chips! Perfect for those days you don’t want to be too made up! Sobe has other wonderful little makeup minerals and such for sale as well!

Baba Studios

The Muse sometimes likes to step off the well used path onto a new one! When she does she visits Baba Studios to purchase some of their highly sought after bags! She uses them for a variety of storages purposes and sometimes even when she’s out and about! They always cause quite a stir among the vintage lovers in her life and are quite the conversation piece! For a few dollars you too can own a very interesting piece of art work to hang around your wrist or just to hold your tiny treasures in!

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The Muse absolutely adores spoiling her family and friends! She loves buying them pressies even when their isn’t a holiday or a birthday to celebrate! When she wants to add a special little something to a package for a friend or a family member she enjoys tagging it with one of the Victorian tags she can purchase from GraceEsjavacreations! It gives her gifts that special little touch!

BamaBelle Vintage Boutique
I can’t think of a single thing that the Muse’s likes more than vintage clothing! Oh yes wait I can think of something! Vintage clothing without the hassle of shopping for it yourself! Bamabelle scours the Vintage scene for all the greatest finds you could possibly imagine and all you do is sit back and relax while browsing through an extensive list of her finds! Gosh vintage shopping doesn’t get any easier does it? Note: the Muse loves when Bamabelle locates interesting cute camis and lists them for mere pennies for which she’d paid here in Manhattan!

Louise Black Designs
The Muse is never averse to adding a little goth into her life! She admires all the FRUiTS, Lolitas, and general Harajuku girl styles! When you want a little darkness in your life you can visit Louise Black Designs for an array of wonderful gothic clothings! Gorgeous corsets, blouses, and wonderful vintage pieces will line your closet after shopping here! She’s pretty new but she’s a favorite for me already! Her corsets are absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I’ve purchased two already!

glamourbunny Corsets
The Muse has a lot of wobbly bits that need to be tucked out of the way! When she wants them tucked away and seeks to look glamorous she heads over to the glamourbunny’s closet to purchase corsets and belts and an array of gorgeous handmade clothing! The Muse recommends the Taffeta bow belt for $25! It’s the must have Fall fashion accessory in her humble opinion!

Boudoir Queen
The Muse loves a little flare! When she seeks something with flare she wanders over to Boudoir Queen to purchase it! The Boudoir Doll purses are quite a favorite here! Note: If you’re a lucky petite size you’ll be happy to shop her Living Doll Collection which features some of thee most amazing fashion finds I ever did lay my eyes on! You can pair some of her corsets with a simple pair of jeans for a really amazing look!

As you can see Etsy offers a wide array of wonderful, unusual, unique, and amazing finds! These are just a mere handful of my favorite shops! Head on over, sign up, and begin searching, finding, and adding to your favorite shops! It’s always nice to have a special piece in your closet, shower, or train case that no one else has! Just don’t tell them where you purchased it! A girl has to have some secrets right?

Already an Etsy Member? Tell me your favorite shops!

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