Bath & Body

Givenchy Play Fragrance for Men

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Oh Justin’s bringing back all kinds of sexy with the new Givenchy fragrance for men, PLAY.

Givenchy PLAY was inspired by the lifestyle of today’s man, characterized by freedom of action and freedom of movement. Available in EDT and Intense EDT this scent was formulated by Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac under the direction of Givenchy’s ‘brand nose’ Francoise Donche.

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Givenchy PLAY contains top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Bitter Orange, and Grapefruit with a bottom layer of Vetiver and Patchouli and a middle base of Black Pepper and Coffee Flower.

If you’re a fan of Justin you might want to visit the official fragrance site as it has exclusive behind-the-scents footage from the photo shoot and desktop wallpaper as well as being able to shop for the fragrance and enter for a chance to win an autographed bottle of PLAY by Justin.

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PLAY is available for purchase at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Sephora beginning August 2009.

www.playgivenchy.com

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Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo Review


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!

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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!

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St. Ives Mineral Therapy Collection Review


Winter is around the bloody corner isn’t it? How did that happen so fast. Well, if the Muse is being honest she doesn’t really need cold, harsh weather to feel the dry, itchy, tightness that makes up her skin. My mother gave birth to a little baby crocodile because my elbows and knees are so dry it’s absurd. I have to keep at them constantly by scrubbing away dead skin and moisturizing as much as possible to keep them nice and soft. Miss a single day and it’s back to dry, flaky skin! Yak!

I got the chance to test out a new inexpensive beauty budget collection from St. Ives which is keeping my skin nice and hydrated right now and should keep it so throughout the long winter ahead!

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Considering the Muse is the first to sob at the state of the economy I’ve been keeping an eye out for any and all good budget beauty finds however they are so very few and in between. However, one great score is the new St. Ives Mineral Therapy Collection. Guys, def head into store for a sniff if possible as these smell so very heavenly which gives them a proper A+. Aside from smelling great they are heavily moisturizing and hydrating plus the formula contains no parabens or phytalates. The line includes three brand new products all $6.99 or under so you aren’t breaking the bank by indulging.

St. Ives Moisturizing Mineral Therapy Body Wash ($2.99-$3.99) is a freshly scented moisturizing body wash made with natural ingredients. The formula is not tested on animals nor does it contain animal ingredients plus the bottle is made up of 20% post-consumer recycled material. The body wash is a smooth, creamy blend that lathers up very well and leaves skin silky and smooth. It’s not drying in the least and it feels heavenly to my dry, crocodile skin.


St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Polish ($6.99) is an exfoliating body scrub that is simply awesome. Muse Approval for this one. The formula is a thick, gooey paste much like shea butter with fine crystals blended in to gently exfoliate skin. It starts off as a moisturizing butter that scrubs away dead skin and later turns into a soft, smooth lather that rinses clean away. It’s a gem, definitely purchase this if nothing else from the line. They have it available in three formulas which are Oatmeal & Shea Butter (gentle polishing made with oatmeal and shea), Collagen Elastin (Collagen and Elastin proteins for younger, smoother skin), and Mineral Therapy (blend of minerals). I tried the Mineral Therapy and it smells just as heavenly as the wash does. The scrub works very gently but still manages to whisk away icky dry flakes while leaving skin super soft and super smooth. Loves it. It’s one of the few scrubs I’ve tried that doesn’t scrub away to the bone….I’m sure you know what I mean. Some scrubs are mega harsh this is ever so gentle and still works at making my skin smooth.


Finally, you can follow up your hydrating experience with St. Ives Replenishing Mineral Therapy Advanced Moisturizer ($4.99). This is a thick, creamy intensely moisturizing body lotion to keep skin soft. If you experience dry, itchy skin in the colder weather this will be a welcome relief to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.


Count the Muse impressed with the St. Ives Mineral Therapy Collection. It’s great, inexpensive way to get smooth skin. If you’re looking for a budget friendly option I recommend these as they are truly good. Worthy of a pick up me thinks.

Muse Approved for purchase.

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What are some of your fav St. Ives products?

I remember loving the St. Ives Apricot Scrub when I was in my teens. I seriously need to rediscover St. Ives as I forget how bleeding great it is.

Visit www.stives.com for further information plus check out the revamped packaging as the entire line is sporting new clothes!

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Product Musings: Lush 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap

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George Banks was the father of the two children who’s nanny happens to be Mary Poppins. George and his family lived at 17 Cherry Tree Lane where much of the magic in the book (and the Disney film) happens at said address. The magic is unleashed in Lush’s own 17 Cherry Tree Lane soap named also after George’s old home.

Not so long ago but very far back now a terrible thing happened with 17 Cherry Tree Lane, the soap that is not the house of the same address! Lush decided to discontinue it from it’s main catalog. Oh woe. Sadness. Terribly agony. Many a fan felt awful after said day and sniffles and cries of why came from far and wide.

Gone now for a very long time but never forgotten 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap has been known to pop up at B Never on a very strange occasion or two.

However, most recently and most important is the re-release of Lush 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap that was brought back to be included with the Lush Retro line!

Oh Joy!

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This silky soap lathers up into a creamy foam and offers a beautifully moisturizing shower experience. With notes of mimosa, orange blossom, and jasmine this soap lends a beautiful citrus, lemony scent to your skin as your wash away with it.

If you love your soaps crisp and fresh with a wicked citrus underlay, 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap is the way to go. It’s the Muse’s very favorite and Lush even says it might have a spoonful of sugar in the mix….we all need that on a bad day!

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Get it now, before it’s gone for good (and if it is settle for a Sakura bath bombs, smells just like 17 Cherry Tree Lane!).

Anyone a fan?

Love Lush 17 Cherry Tree Soap?

Which are your fav Lush soaps?

Tell it!

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Kat Von D Sinner and Saint Perfume

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It’s here kids! The release of Kat Von D Sinner and Saint perfume is upon us. Sephora has updated it’s site with both Saint and Sinner which will be on sale shortly. Until than you can try a free sample out of both scents!

Check it below for the deets!

Are you a random act of kindness kinda girl? Never lie? Sweet as pie? You must be a saint.

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Indulge in Kat Von D Eau de Parfum Spray which is a sweet nectar of Mirabelle Plum and sparkling juicy mandarin. With a heart of, exotic, heady Tiare flower and sweet, caramel adorned with the jasmine and a sensual vanilla and creamy musk combine with the warmth of sandalwood for a comforting dry down you’re sure to be saintly and angelic.

Do you lie? Cheat? Gossip? You must be a sinner.

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Indulge in Kat Von D Eau de Parfum Spray Sinner which with delicate top notes of orange blossom, refreshing mandarin, and fleshy plum creating a beautiful contrast with a provocative, sultry heart. Jasmine blends seamlessly with a white-flower bouquet and a spicy warmth of cinnamon—an herb. Vetiver, patchouli, and woods enveloped in creamy vanilla and sensual musk.

Or maybe you’re both? Are you sinner and saint? If so you can try out both of Kat Von D’s brand new perfumes before they hit shelves by making a purchase at Sephora and using promo code VIBKVD.

Each bottle of her new fragrances was created exclusively by Kat and brought to you by Sephora. The bottles are 1.7oz in size and $55 each. They aren’t on sale yet but should be released shortly.

Count me eager to try both. Sounds like I could be both a saint and a sinner although I am leaning towards my more saintly side!

How about you?

Saint?

Sinner?

Tell the Muse (she promises not to judge).

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