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Lush Washday Greens Shampoo Review


The Muse remembers quite well the first time she fell in love with Lush Washday Greens Shampoo. It was quite a few years back and the shampoo had already been long since discontinued however during a UK forum party they had a few bottles up for grabs and grab the Muse did.

After hauling two bottles I patiently awaited the post to bring me my new shampoo. Soon after I was sporting minty green fresh hair and loving it all away!

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Thank the Lush gods that Washday Greens is making it’s reintroduction to the Lush Shampoo category (how long it’ll stick around is anyone’s guess) thanks to Retro Lush. Retro Lush is where Lush brings back popular items back from the Lush graveyard for a limited time.

Lush Washday Greens is possibly one of the most unique shampoos I’ve tried from Lush simply because of it’s interesting scent. Think of a combination of fresh cut grass, crisp, green plus add in some cool spearmint and you’ll have Washday Greens!

Washday Greens is specifically meant to tame fine, flyaway hair or greasy hair. I’m honestly none of those things but I still make proper use of it since my hair does occasionally get weighted down with hair gel and the likes. It gets hair really squeaky clean plus it makes it smell incredible.


Highly suggest nabbing one and total Muse Approval for purchase. Lush Washday Greens Shampoo is one of those items that make you want to haul bottles and bottles for fear it might be gone forever one day!

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Anyone a lover?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Babble: Survival Beauty

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Hey Guys!

I’m trying out a new category here at Musings called Beauty Babble. The Beauty Babble section will basically be a scenario of “possibilities” with questions and answers about what you’d do in situations where cosmetics would be needed!

For example.

Your house on fyressssss! Oh my god! What beauty item would you grab while running out the door! (might as well add this one into our Beauty Babble this week)

Fun right?

Jump ahead to see this week’s Beauty Babble!


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Your in a deep sleep, REM has set in, your snoring out of one nostril and drooling from your mouth while dreams of Colin Firth sweeping you across an English country side dances through your head! Suddenly an annoying beeping makes a guest starring appearance in your Pride and Prejudice fantasy, what the hells is it? Oh my god it’s the smoke alarm! You have to jump out of your bed and get out of your house (or apartment, parent’s basement, rental room, etc…) as quick as you can! You have to grab one beauty product! What would it be?

The Muse says concealer. I could probably live without the rest but I need concealer to cover up my scary puffy eyes, fine lines, and dark circles! I’d probably go with the Mally Concealer System, I figure I could pass it off as two products in one since it has a setting powder and a creamy concealer.

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You’re on a gorgeous cruise, the weather is beautiful, you’ve been enjoying fun in the sun and plenty of eating at that never ending buffet (does the food every end?). As you’re waiting on that buffet line in your string bikini the captain announces you must abandon ship! Waiting life boats are prepared to dump you on a deserted tropical island. The captain happens to be a makeup junkie so he allows you to select one item from your train case to take with you! What will it be?

The Muse says SPF! As tempting as it is to say concealer or powder (imagine my oily face in that humidity), I’d much rather protect my skin with a good SPF, I’d simply die if I ended up all tanned and gross looking (the Muse no likey tanning). I’d probably go with Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection as it’s one of my favs!

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As you’re yawning through your work day and procrastinating terribly by reading beauty blogs you notice your favorite blogger is going to the moon! You read further to hear she (or he) is giving away tickets to the moon, whoa. Foaming from the mouth you eagerly comment and enter for your chance to go to the moon with your favorite beauty blogger (your fav beauty blogger should be the Muse btw plus as soon as cosmetic companies start giving away trips to the moon you know damn well I’m holding a contest for one!). A week later you’re contacted about winning but sadly you’re only allowed to take one item with you due to strict moon travel accommodations. What do you take with you to the moon?

I’d so take some sort of anti-frizz gel or spray! Imagine a no gravity situation? You’d be looking like Einstein as soon as your foot hit pay dirt! I’d probably go with Lush King of Mods, Soap & Glory Hair Supply, or some of that Sunsilk Captivating Curls smoothing cream!

Now it’s your turn. Put your self in all the above situations, a fire, a trip to the moon, and a humid tropical island. Now think hard….what one item would you take with you to those destinations? This Beauty Babble is all about Survival Beauty!

Post your answers in the comment box!

Have fun!

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Philip B. Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo Review

The Muse has a thing for mint. She loves it. In her hair care, in her bath and body regime…in her toothpaste? Oh wait, everyone likes it in their toothpaste right?

But seriously, there is nothing like mint in your shower to refresh you during a warm day or to wake you up (in a cold, chilling way) on a Monday morning! Philip B Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo brings the mint plus washes my hair clean through with a delightful tingle!

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Check it below!

Philip B Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo is one of Philip B’s most acclaimed products and it’s obvious why with first use. This powerful aromatic shampoo gets your hair singing in the morning. It clairifies hair with a formula of sixteen pure plant extracts, eleven essential and carrier oils plus a cool blast of 2.3% pure peppermint oil.

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Omg! Loves this stuff! For serious! It literally makes my scalp tingle and proceeds to follow up with a cooling sensation that’s positively addicting! It makes my hair feel utterly clean and fresh plus thee gorgeous minty fresh scent wakes me up in the morning that is of course if the cooling tingling feeling didn’t help!

The formula is safe for color-treated hair as well so it’s ideal for just about anyone who needs a shampoo that will clarify their hair plus wake their lazy bum up in the morning.

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The Muse only has the 2oz size but she obviously needs to spring for the 11.8oz size for $40 bucks! Philip B Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo fastest favorite evers!

Muse Approved for purchase if you’re a minty junkie like me!

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Loves it!

Total must have for Summer!

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Aveda Sun Care Review

It’s kinda sorta difficult to drum up excitement when it comes to haircare but I do so admit that Aveda recently captured my attention with it’s new collection!

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As Summer quickly approaches, better still as my vacation quickly approaches (June 1st) it’s always a good time to think about good ways to get hair in tip top shape. The heat, the beach, and the pool are all harsh elements on our hair. Aveda Sun Care is a line developed to protect hair and help defend it against the Summer elements that may be fun but turn everyday into a bad hair day.

The Muse is either easy to excite or she’s just digging the entire Aveda Suncare line. One thing I’m very impressed with is the lack of build up (hey, anything that’s meant to cleanse the hair of chlorine shouldn’t cause build up right?) and the rather interesting scent of all three products. All the products are an interesting blend of wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils, green tea extra, organic sunflower seed oil, shea butter, coconut, palm oils, and tamanu. The Muse admits she
hasn’t a clue what tamanu is but she bets anything in the world it’s damn important stuff. The scent might not be for everyone but I LOVE it. It’s very organic smelling. Not really floral not really green and def not fresh but it’s a little green and a touch of fruit and a tad bit of floral. It’s interesting, trust me.

I’m impressed with all three of the products I tried out but I’m the biggest fan of the Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. This leave in spray protects hair against harmful sun rays. Ok, so no offense but if I’m being honest I just dig how it makes my hair feel soft and bouncy after application and I’m totally digging on how it makes my hair smell. As far as protecting the locks from the sun….well let’s just say I don’t see the point but it’s on my to buy list again because props to a cool spray that makes my hair smell awesome and feel nice! Likey!

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Lucky me I went swimming today so I took full advantage of seeing how Aveda Hair and Body Cleanser (Yes! Multitasking goodness! Score!) and Aveda After-Sun Hair Masque worked. I love, love how well this hair and body cleanser performs. It’s ideal for toting with me on my trip next month as it works as a shower gel and a shampoo. It smells lovely and does a fine job of rinsing my hair clean after a swim and making it nice and fluffy, very smooth, and clean feeling. It’s gentle enough that it’s not causing any build up simply aiding in removing chlorine or salt (if you’ve been to the beach) plus product build up in general! Loves this stuff! Awesome in a bottle. The After-Sun Masque is just as good at restoring my hair to a nice moisturized finish. This is a tad heavy so I do have to be careful it doesn’t load my hair down with silicons but all in all it conditions very well and makes my hair nice and soft plus it’s a great follow up after using Aveda Hair and Body Cleanser.

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I generally liked these alot and I’m Muse Approving them for purchase as they were quite worth checking out. Pretty nice to stash away in your luggage during travel if you’re going to be at the beach or pool side a whole lot (or in the sun). I have a pool so I’m in it everyday, sometimes twice a day, when the weather is warm so anything that rids my hair of chlorine and keeps it from damage is always a plus in my book!

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Learn more about Aveda Sun Care by visiting http://www.aveda.com

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Lush Ice Blue Shampoo Review

The Muse has been a long time Lush fan but she can’t honestly say she ever ran into Lush Ice Blue Shampoo. It’s recently been “brought back” via the Lush Retro Collection but for the life of me I can’t recall this shampoo. Was it during the Cosmetic to Go era? Was it during The Body Shop run? The Muse is clueless for sure but she thanks the gods above that it’s been brought back as it’s something special!

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If you’re familiar with Lush Washday Greens just think of Lush Ice as the same thing minus the greens. It’s minty and fresh and it makes your scalp tingle and sing in joy! The scent is more of a spearmint smell and quite true to a fresh sprig of mint unlike Lush’s popular Freeze Shower Gel this doesn’t have that herbal, ocean water scent, it’s a good deal more pleasant and sweet smelling. I like Lush Freeze but I don’t love it since the water they use to make it morphs the scent into a medicine, herbal scent that isn’t entirely pleasant. Taking this into consideration I was worried that Ice Blue Shampoo might lean towards the same type of scent but thankfully it’s a fresh mint that’s quite addicting.

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The shampoo can be pretty much be used on all hair types but do be careful as it may strip anyone with dyed hair as it’s a hardcore, stimulating shampoo that gets hair squeaky clean and washes silicons and build up clear away. It’s considerably more gentle than many other Lush shampoos but none the less dye jobs beware.

I have many Lush favorites and I’m happily adding Lush Ice Blue Shampoo to my favorite list. It’s fabulous and I highly recommend grabbing one, bet you’ll love it!

Muse Approved, no doubt.

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