Dude, whenever I think of hair tonic I think of The Outsiders. Those boys had some serious gel’ed up, tonic’ed up hair going on. They had so much grease in their hair you could prob light a match under it and cook up some bacon and eggs!
So of course when I got Brocato Peppermint Scrub Fresh Hair And Scalp Leave In Tonic I was all oh no you didn’t! No ways am I putting tonic in these locks! I just naturally associate it with build up, grease, oil, and oh yes, The Outsiders!
But now I’m kinda obsessed with this stuff. I blame the peppermint, I just can’t say no to anything that’s minty fresh!
The Body Shop Originals Collection is tickling me lately. I’m so happy with this collection so far. I honestly didn’t give it a second though but after trying it, I’m quite pleased!
Have you hauled anything from The Body Shop Originals yet?
As per my prior review on Lush Scent Dupes from E-tailer, Lathers & Lights, I indulged further into their world of Lush Dupes and came out glowing for it!
Welcome to the 80′s baby!
The Body Shop has brought back some of its most popular products from the 80′s for a limited time and the Muse couldn’t be happier.
The Body Shop is re-introducing classic products such as Fuzzy Peach Shower Gel, Ice Blue Shampoo, and Banana Shampoo and Conditioner.
The Muse loves herself some Lush, with a passion. I’ve been a Lush fan as far back as Cosmetics To Go (If you’re a Lushie you’ll know all about CTG) but I’ve always wondered at their mentality over at Lush. Some of my very favorite scents never make it into products I’d really love to see scented with them. Like I’d love a Snow Fairy scented shampoo, granted I can use Snow Fairy Shower Gel in my hair but still I’d adore a shampoo and conditioner scented like this!
The good news is you can find dupes, damn good dupes, of all your favorite Lush scents.
Jump ahead for the deets!
Now Victoria’s Secret makes Love Spell Shampoo and Conditioner! Oh Hai! Call me a goof but I love the idea of my locks smelling all Love Spell-a-licious!
The Muse’s heart was crushed when Lonely Boy told the Queen B, “No headbands in college…”
But, but, but…The Muse can’t live life without a proper headband holding her crazy curls in place. Lord, knows my day to day life would be completely overs if I didn’t have a proper headband to keep my hair out of my face. It’s long, it’s curly, and it has a life of it’s own. So, yes, yes, yes headbands in college and headbands now.
Besides when did Dan Humphrey become the authority on good fashion.
Anyway…you may want to spice up your Holiday with a few headbands and not take Dan’s advice on these things.
Want cheap ones? Pretty ones too? Want some for free? I’m giving away a few headbands today from the lovely folk over at Goody.
Jump for it!
The Muse recently jumped at the chance to try out a Wen by Chav Dean Healthy Hair Care System. Seriously, I’ve been wanting to indulge in the Wen line for so long, I’ve lost count of the times the lemming has come over me. I do so wonder why I haven’t tried it up until now because I’m positive I’ve had it in my cart a million different times over the last two years.
As you know I’m a Lush girl at heart so about 98% of my hair care, skin care, and the likes are for the most part Lush in nature. One main reason I prefer Lush is the lack of silicons in the hair products which leave my hair lighter and less weighted down with product and build up. But on occasion I can be tempted away from Lush to check out something new…..Today that would be WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner that tempted me away from Lush and has been tempting me away for the past week or so.
Jump ahead for the review.
The Muse is still very much a kid at heart which is why the new Carol’s Daughter Princess Tiana Beauty Collection is calling out to me. Last year Disney approached Carol’s Daughter to launch a hair and a bath line for their new movie, “The Princess and the Frog”. Today that dreams comes to life with The Princess Tiana Beauty Collection line.
The collection includes Beauty Within Shampoo ($10), Inner Shine Conditioner ($10), Dream big Hair Detangler ($10) and Sharing Means Caring Bubble Bath ($8).
The line is quite affordable and sweet for little ones in your life or in the Muse’s case she’s all about hauling it for herself.
I like cute stuff, sue me.
Visit www.carolsdaughter.com for complete collection details.
Since falling in lust with Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist this Summer I keep my ears and eyes open for anything new from the brand. This Fall, Philip B introduced a few new ways to get hair in tiptop shape for the season.
Philip B. Botanicals Katira Hair Masque Universal Hair Revitalizer $40
A gentle, paraben-free rejunenvator for all hair types. This clear-gel formula sinks right in plumping up dull, fine hair or calms coarse, hard to manage hair. This deep conditioning treatment leaves hair vibrant, silky, and smooth without weighting hair down with residue.
Philip B. Botanicals Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo ($18 to $100)
A instant fix for dry, hair that will turn tresses into gorgeous, silky perfection. As you lather up you can literally feel the change texture in your hair. Great for any hair type this luxurious shampoo will get locks ready for the Fall.
Philip B. Anti-Frizz Formula 57 ($35)
Give yourself a boost of glossy shine all while keeping the frizz under wraps. Miraculously ward off frizz from your coarse, unruly hair with pure lavender, jojoba, rice bran, and soybean oils.
Leave bad hairs behind with the brand new line up from Philip B. I have my eye on the Amber Shampoo, intrigues me for some reason.
Find more Philip B. products by visiting www.philipb.com
The Muse went to Ibiza once when she was 12, it’s obviously been too long since that trip. I do remember thinking, even back than, omg cute guys and paradise. These things do wander through a pre-teen’s mind on occasion.
Since I haven’t been to Ibiza since I’ve been settling for partying like I’m there with Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo!
Let the games begin!
Jump for it!
Ibiza Party Shampoo was created in the good old days and recently was brought back (as it was discontinued long ago) to the Retro Lush Collection. The shampoo was created for clubbers…what? I don’t make this stuff up, Lush does. It contains lemon, grapefruit and pimento berry to keep your hair shiny and awake into the early hours…again that’s all Lush talkin’ there. The thing is I think they slipped a little hemp in my bottle because it smells like hemp and citrus, w00t I’m really going to party like it’s 1999 now!
I’m not too keen on the smell even after all these years of using it but I do so admit it keeps my hair incredibly light feeling, frizz and tangle free, and just squeaky clean. God, I love you Lush for making everyday a good hair day.
Get it while the getting is good as it is part of Retro Lush so who knows how long it’ll stick around.
Start partying peeps!
Gosh I imagine some of you are preparing to head back to school soon or will be shortly! Lucky you. I remember my days at school quite fondly, fun, fun. As you begin preparations to pack up for college you’ll notice plenty of cosmetics, hair and skin care goodies launching new lines to tempt and tease you at check out. You obviously need to wash your hair while away at school…ok, I’ll be fair…some of us don’t bother washing while we’re at school especially laundry nor do we sleep or eat anything that doesn’t come from a vending machine, it’s cool, we’ve all been there. However, budget friendly options are available so at the very least let’s try to keep our hair squeaky clean.
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is a new line of products designed to work together to achieve a touchable tousled look. Believe me I TRY so hard to gain this look it’s not even funny. Stiff, crunchy hair is OUT, soft, tousled locks are so IN.
Check out the brand new Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collect below (it’s budget friendly too).
If you’re a fan of Herbal Essences you’ll be happy to know the entire line is quite budget friendly with a $2.99 price tag (aside from the finishing cream marked at a reasonable $5.49 for a large jar). So if you’re looking to snag some hair care to tote away with you to school or you’re in need of soft, tousled curls that aren’t going to cost you a ton of cash check out some of these options!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo and Conditioner $2.99
Cleanses hair without stripping and smells super fresh and pretty too!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Mousse $2.99
A lightweight mousse to hold curls without that icky stuff, crunchy feel!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hair Spray $2.99
Keeps hair in place minus stickiness!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel $2.99
Perfect for styling damp hair to set a style in a snap.
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Cream $5.49
My favorite of the products. This is a soft conditioning cream for wet hair that makes your tresses oh so soft and scented pretty.
You know the Muse, she’s normally a Lush fan for life but I can be occasionally tempted to the dark side to indulge in cheap drugstore hair care goodies. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is particularly good for someone like me who avoids hair dryers like the plague. The products can all be used on my wet hair to create soft, frizz-free curls that are gently tousled and pretty. For $2.99 it’s not going to change your hair’s life but it sure will attempt to!
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Collection is available now at your local drugstore.
Stay tuned for more back to school beauty buys in upcoming posts.
I hate the beach. Sorry. Since I hate the beach it’s impossible to get beach hair. Beach hair seems absolutely essential to Summer and if I don’t have beach hair I might not be “in”….I must have beach hair at any cost!
Ok..dramatic I know but seriously. I don’t do beaches…sand, sea weed, etc…if God had meant for us to thread around on hot sand, wade in salt water, and have the sun beating on our heads, he’d have given us fins at the very least dontcha think?
Beach hair seems to be the in thing during the Summer months. That slightly damp, mussed up look a la the Little Mermaid. You know hawt tresses that look like you dived into the ocean, spread out on a beach towel, and let the wind dry out your salt laden hair to perfection. Who knew that the beach could do good things for your hair right?
If you aren’t a lover of the beach but still desire the hair that goes along with a trip to the shore peep at my review below!
Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist is awesome hair in a bottle sans the beach. A cocktail of sea salt, extracts of algae, orchid, Tahitian gardenia, aloe vera, oils of kukui and coconut and possible a little bit of sand (ok I made the sand part up) gives tresses texture, body, bounce, volume, and hold for that beach worthy look you’re craving.
God this stuff smells incredible. Can’t we has sniff o’ vision on the Interwebz? I’ll talk to Al Gore and see what we can arrange, the mighty guru of Internet creation. I wish I can explain the scent to you but it’s a bit complex…think fresh, think slightly floral, think…the beach…Maui with a little wowie thrown in there. Loves it!
So what’s it do?
Take your slightly damp hair (or dry but damp gets the best results in my humble opinion) and mist a bit of Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist onto your locks. Don’t comb it through just scrunch it gently if you like or flip it upside down and shake (this works a treat plus you’ll feel like you’re in some shampoo or styling commercial). That’s about it…the results are bouncy, textured locks, with a bit of volume that simply makes you look like you just bounced off the sand.
Beach hair easy and mess free in a bottle plus no sand in unusual places!
Adore this stuff. Muse Approved for Purchase, it’s one of my Summer Makeup Must Haves!
Ha and you thought that Sephora US had some stupid offerings! Check out Sephora France’s Shampooing Shampoo.
It’s a shampooing shampoo which basically means it’s a shampoo you can shampoo with. Cool right?
Um clearance rack anyone?
Jump for it!
Available in 14 scents this is a mild shampoo from Sephora France.
Ok, ok I admit that I’m eager to start shampooing my hair with shampoo that has scents like Chocolate Praline and Vanilla Creme Brulee. Maybe Sephora France does have the upper hand here.
Can’t have it, exclusive to Sephora France sadly.
No worries maybe the shampooing craze will catch on and Sephora US will start carrying these and we can all indulge when they hit the clearance rack for a buck.
What do you think about Sephora releasing shampoos?
Yay or Nay?
The Muse is terribly childish, believe me she knows this, but today when L’Oreal Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Buck’s Berrydactyl Shampoo popped in my mailbox I got terribly excited. As you know I’m a fond fan of detoxing my locks with baby shampoo but for the most part I was just excited about the art of the bottle featuring Buck from the new Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs film in theaters July 1st.
I’m a big kid at heart!
Along with Buck’s Berrydactyl Shampoo, L’Oreal is also releasing Ellie’s Orangesaurus, Diego’s Man Eating Melon, and Sid’s Pineapple Shampoo. Yes, I want to collect all the scents…particularly the orange and pineapple!
A while ago I wrote an article about clarifying your hair with kid’s and baby shampoo you can see that article here. Buck will aid me in getting my hair squeaky clean with a bit of a berry scent to go with it plus he’s cheap as day old chips with a price tag of $2.99 or less. Likey.
Ok, end childish post.
You may proceed to share your thoughts about Ice Age, kid’s shampoo, or other babblings in the comment field.
I’m a listening!