For Your Shower and Bath
As much as the Muse loves Lush she admits that each year the price raise on bath goodies is a bit extreme. She recalls a time when she could find a bath bomb from Lush for a small chunk of change. Sadly, that’s no longer the case. I only order my Lush from the UK and it’s quite cheaper compared to the US site but prices do lean towards a bit much at times.
Good news ahead!
The Muse has found an interesting little shop entitled Basin! Basin offers an array of cheaper imitation Lush products for a fraction of the cost.
The Muse must admit that many of the products are a bit too close to the names and ideas of Lush however these are interesting to sneak a little peek at!
I’ve only purchased soap from the company so far and must say I’m quite pleased. The soaps are too cute for mere words!
Take a look for yourself:
From looking at the site it appears that the actual store has a wider selection of soaps than they do online!
They also carry a huge array of Bath Bombs, Shampoo Bars, and other bath and body goodies for the masses!
Many of the items, as I mentioned previously, are a bit to close for comfort in design, scent, and idea to Lush items!
Comparing Basin to Lush:
Sensuous, Invigorating, Exotic–This moisturizing Bubbler has a velvety vanilla and coco-butter fragrance that’s sure to make you swoon. Reminiscent of a tropical breeze off an island paradise.
Drop a Bubbler into a filled tub and watch the magic begin. The Bubbler releases a host of all-natural essential oils and fragrances, transforming your bath from ordinary to extraordinary.
Our all-time, best selling bath bomb is easily taken as straight forward and simple. Au contraire! This vanilla, cocoa butter bomb is a powerful skin moisturizing agent of the fiercest variety. 20 minutes in the bath is all it takes.
This is just one comparison but several other items are quite similar. I’m not entirely sure how comfortable I am with all the knock offs here but they are a cheap alternatives to Lush that’s for sure! Bombs run from $3.45-3.95 or less in comparison to a Lush Bomb which runs from $5.45-$8 and upwards. Shampoo Bars are $6.99 ($24.99 for 4 Shampoo Bars) in comparison to Lush Solid Shampoos at $8.95-$14.50.
The fun news about this shop is they do carry several items that you won’t find at Lush such as Bath Salts, various kids items, and a few other interesting tidbits!
With my soap lot I also happened to purchase something called Dr. Spot which promises to remove oil, dirt, and many other happy stain mistakes! This is basically a bar of soap that you rub on stains and it’s supposed to remove all of the mentioned stains and MORE! Wahoooo the Muse loves the idea of a spot remover that erases stains!
Overall, Basin has some very cute products with some very, very nice prices! Do check it out and let me know what you think!
The Muse is posting the Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals and Deals a bit early this week as she’s in a fine state of worry. The love of her life in England has had his appendix removed and the Muse is about ready to burst into tears that she’s so far from him during his time of need!
The Weekend Steals and Deals were so good she didn’t want to deprive you of them while she was busy being upset! So here they are a day early! Enjoy!
Time to Shop (it’s up to you if you drop afterwards)!
Don’t forget that Becca is on Clearance at Sephora! The Muse recommends nabbing some of the Jewel Dust for $5.50!
Grab yourself a Deluxe Sample while you’re shopping for Becca at Sephora! Enter coupon code THEBEST to receive a deluxe sample of Dior Mascara. This qualifies for any order, no cash minimum to receive your free gift!
The Muse came across a new shop she never tried called Le Mod Boutique! Some interesting body scrubs and bath goodies to be had here! They have a coupon for 25% off your total order! The Muse used it to order two JD scrubs in Pucker Up and Citrus Explosion. I love trying new bath goodies and I especially love trying bath goodies that I can use a coupon on! They also carry Margarita-Bloom Bath and Body products which the Muse highly recommends trying!
Love samples? Love Deluxe Samples? Me too! Bath & Body Works is offering free Deluxe Samples! Check out the site for details! Some of the samples available Strawberry Butter Body Scrub, Stardom Mascara, and much more!
Wondering what you can purchase to nab a cool deluxe sample? Check out the Signature Collection for some Steals and Deals! Buy any 3 Signature Collections Items and Get 1 Free!
Spend $55 or more and get free shipping from Bath & Works with coupon code FREESHIP!
If you’re not shopping online have a click HERE and print out the coupon on screen to receive a free item from the new aromatherapy line with any $15 purchase! Coupon Expires September 23.
Bath & Body Works is a good place to be as the specials just keep piling up! Spend $20 and you can purchase a limited edition fall tote for $20 filled with 15 Samples plus a cute gold charm bracelet!
I do believe Macy’s wants you to be a happy shopper this weekend! Head on over to your nearest Estee Lauder counter and receive a makeup bag filled with goodies with your $26.50 purchase! If you happen to be ordering online grab yourself some free shipping if you spend $65 or more! Use coupon code LAUDERGWP.
Drugstore.com has a 28 Strip Pack of Crest White Strips for $29.99 plus Free Shipping (I know corny steal and deal but I use these bad boys and love ‘em! Good deal as I normally pay $37.99 at my local Walgreens!).
Nordstrom will include a mini Posey Shimmer Lip Tint with $85 or more purchases from Bobbi Brown.
Summer is sadly over and the bite of coolness is in the air! But you can bring back some of the Heat and good times of Summer by heading over to the Soap Box Companies Summer Clearance Sale! Plenty of Bath and Body goodies on sale for $2.99, $3.99, $5.99!
Qualifying orders of $75 or more will receive a free Shampoo and Conditioner Set in a choice of Fall Scents!
If you don’t mind spending now and saving later you can head on over to Beauty.com and spend $100 to receive $25 back later!
Cherriflip Bath goodies are Buy 2 get 1 free, Buy 4 get 2 free, and so on and so fourth! You can Mix and Match Items! Orders over $80 have free shipping! Bubble Bars and Fizzies are excluded from this sale!
That’s all for the this week ladies! Happy Shopping! Enjoy your weekend!
Best thing to do when sleep eludes you and life has you feeling blue…blog..blog…blog!
Isle of Eden is having a sneaky little sale for the next two days! If you were lemming some Halloween treats now is your time to nab them with a discount of 17%!
Use Discount Code: Labor Day to take 17% off your total order!
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
Whipped Bath Cream in Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat me 1 through 4
The Original Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me Body Scrub
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
See ya Monday!