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Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy Scrub

Oh my!

After telling you all about the virtues of Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy in a previous post I’m excited to tell you that the line has been extended to a salt scrub!

Philosophy Sugar Plum Fairy Body Scrub
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Wahoo!

This scurb is a Nordstrom Exclusive and available for purchase now! The scrub is $25 which is a good deal as they are heavy duty jars full of yummie scrub to make your rough bits nice and soft!

I just purchased Senorita Margarita scrub for a dear friend as a gift and this I believe would make a very nice Christmas pressie if she ends up loving the scrub!

You can purchase your Sugar Plum Fairy by clicking your way over to Nordies! It’s in the Muse’s cart already!

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Bath and Body Works Holiday Tempations Line Up

As you can probably tell from my past blog entries I’m really loving the Temptations line at Bath and Body Works!

I can’t help it I have that “collect ‘em all” disease when it comes to these fabulous Three in One Shower Gels.

I used to be a true Philosophy Girl and adored the Three in One’s but I find that the Temptation line is better in quality, cheaper, and has a larger scent selection so as of the past few months Bath and Body Works has my money in the shower gel department sorry Philosophy!

Check out the new Holiday line up and try to convince me you don’t absolutely want some of these!

Oh my the Muse does like the idea of Sassy Strawberry! This new shower gel from Bath and Body works is scented in Strawberry and Mint! A Marriage most divine in the Muse’s opinion!

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If you’re on a bit of a mint kick check out the Dreamy Chocolate Mint! My mouth is watering!

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Since you’re feeding your sweet tooth I’d say that the Glittery Gumdrop sounds just sweet enough to bring a sugar and sweet to your shower!

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It’s been said that the Muse is made up of Sugar and Spice and all things Nice (you can add cheeky into the mix too if you so please!)! So why shouldn’t she have those things in her shower! Sugar and Spice sounds just the shower gel for me!

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The line up looks amazing and you know that these most definitely will end up stuffed in my stocking this year just don’t think the Muse too cheap if she waits for Boxing Day to purchase them so she might nab them at $3-$6 instead of the original $12 price tag! She highly recommends ordering these Christmas Eve Night (or the day after Christmas) when she knows they’ll most definitely be on sale!

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Bath on a Budget: Fantasy Bath

I know sometimes Musings has many posh, high end cosmetics and body products so lately I’ve been slowly incorporating cheaper options into my entries! Items that I use and have found effective that are high quality and inexpensive!

The Muse loves a good deal. When it’s a good deal and works well she likes to share it with the world!

I know of one lovely reader in particular who was looking for options aside from Lush for bath bombs!

The weather is getting colder now and nothing feels better to me then sinking into some hot water at the end of a hard day with a gorgeous bath bomb fizzing away while I indulge in reading some good book or magazine!

As much as I adore Lush bath bombs I have to admit that they are expensive at $6 and upwards per a bath! I give my utmost approval and recommendation when it comes to Lush and I can’t say enough good things about the high quality bombs they sell however when you’re ready to venture into something a bit more unusual and inexpensive you can wander over to Fantasy Bath and you can stock up on some wonderful bombs for half the price as some other shops!

Now Fantasy Bath has an array of products but I’m going to be concentrating on the Bath Bombs as I’ve tried those and find them fantastic!

Now as much as I love bombs it deserves to be mentioned that they also sell fizzing bath powder which works in the same fashion as a bomb but it’s in powder form! I’ve tried the bath powder and I must say I really enjoy it! They sell it in 1lb and 3lb bags which gives you plenty of powder in a ziploc baggie that you can use as little or much as your heart desires!

These bombs are highly moisturizing and when you step out of the tub and dry off your skin will be quite happy! I normally don’t have to moisturize after my bath with one of these as they leave my skin feeling quite dewy and slick.

A majority of the bombs are 9oz in size at around $4.25-$4.95 per bomb that’s quite a nice deal because if you’re being frugal you can get two baths out of one bomb. Lush bombs are 6.3oz in size and run about $5.50-6.95 and upwards. You can see you’re getting a larger bomb for a little less of the price which is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing!

One of my favs in the lineup at Fantasy Bath is Snow Wonder! Yum this is so good! The bomb is a combo of Cranberry, Apple, Yuzu, Mint, and Amber. For me I just get tart, fruity yum! This is something I’d normally not pick for myself because I’m not a fan of amber however when I sink into a tub full of Snow Wonder all I smell is a cocktail of tart fruits and almost a hint of some sort of floral! This is a strong, lingering bomb that will leave your hair (if you’re a dunker) and body beautifully scented for hours (even a day) after your bath!

Wake Up Sleepy Head is another of favorite of mine and the perfect bath experience if you’re looking for an exhilarating, wake up bath! Sometimes you’ve had a long day at work on a Friday and you really want to go out but your body is protesting! This be the perfect bath bomb to wake you up, refresh you, and ready you for a late night of Friday fun! This bomb is scented with grapefruit, lemons, lime, tangerines and a hint of vanilla! I don’t quite get the vanilla when I sink into the tub but I most definitely get the eye opening tart citrus combo that jolts me in the face when I’m lazing in the tub! This is a delightful bomb that the Muse fully enjoys and recommends!

These are just two of my favorites from Fantasy Bath but do look out for some others that are fantastic as well such as Peaches n’ Cream, Margaritaville, and Key Lime Pie!

As fantastic as Lush is you won’t ever find something as foody as Key Lime Pie in a bath bomb from them icon wink

The Muse likes to spoil you so she kindly asked the owner of Fantasy Bath if she’d be so kind as to extend some sort of discount to readers of Musings and she’s granted the Muse’s request! Yay for you guys! If you purchase something from Fantasy Bath they will kindly gift you with a Holiday Bath Bomb, of their choice, FREE of charge! Just enter into the comment box at checkout that you heard about them from my blog and they’ll gift you with your free bomb! You can also receive free shipping on orders of $50 and up!

Fantasy Bath Bombs Nice and Neat in their boxes!
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Snow Wonder Bath Bomb $4.25
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Stocking Stuffer Bath Bomb $4.25
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Wake Up Sleepyhead Bath Bomb $4.25
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Philosophy Sugar Plum Fairy Gift Set

Ah something to make the Muse happy icon smile

A gift set that contains her most favorite Philosophy shower gel that makes a special appearance every Holiday Season! The Sugar Plum Fairy!

You can get both the gloss and a shower gel in this Nordstrom Exclusive set for $16!

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Sugar Plum Fairy is a bit deceiving (at least for me she is). I originally purchased my first bottle two seasons ago off the Philosophy website without knowing what she smelled like! In my minds eye I had assumed she’d be a spicy sort of scent boy was I wrong! She’s quite fruity and sweet! Some people may find she smells a bit plastic like but I really enjoy the smell! It’s very difficult to explain exactly what it smells like! It smells almost like some sort of fruity gum or candy with a faint, faint underlay of pineapple. It’s so yum and I buy it every year!

The lipgloss is a complete contradiction to the scent of the shower gel! Go firgure! This is what I had originally thought the shower gel would smell like! It’s spicy and warm and almost gingerbread like but not quite (real gingerbread not Philosophy’s version of gingerbread!).

I purchase it every year and at $16 for the gloss and an 8oz bottle of Shower Gel it’s back on my wish list for another season! Especially for gift giving reasons!

In celebration of Sugar Plum Fairy’s return I cracked open my last bottle I purchased last year! Ahhh now I can safely use it (without fear it wasn’t making a come back) and stash up on some more!

Tis the season to smell fruity and delicious!

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Twisted Peppermint Body Spray (but there’s a catch!)

Well…I heard about Twisted Peppermint Body Spray way back in the summer! If you remember I had blogged about the Fall and Christmas releases in a previous blog.

First of all I must say that I’m really loving the Temptations line at the moment and I might go ahead and say I actually may even like them more than the Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gels. The scent is stronger, the linger much longer than the Philosophy Shower Gels, and hell they are cheaper!

Anyway.

Prior to this they have never released the line in a Body Spray. You could get it in several popular formats such as Shower Gel and Lotion but never Body Spray. This year they have released one single body spray that I had also mentioned in a previous blog!

More good news is that they have released a second body spray which is in the Muse’s VERY favorite scent, Twisted Peppermint!

Twisted Peppermint Body Spray as seen on Bath and Body Works Website
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The bad news? It’s $11 as compared to the normal $8 price tag. More bad news….it’s shimmering body spray sigh.

Oh woe. Sigh! Great dramatic tears of disappointment!

Why couldn’t they just give us a normal body spray why does it have to be a freaking shimmering body spray?

As much as the Muse adores shimmer, sparkle, glitter, and shine she doesn’t want it in her body spray thanks very much!

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I guess this isn’t on the wish list! I’m so disappointed. I was hopeful for a simple body spray with the sweet minty fresh smell of Twisted Peppermint instead they give me a shimmering body spray!

Thanks alot Bath and Body Works you’ve ruined my Monday!

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