Bath & Body
Remember all my hoopla about King of Mods and Goth Juice? No? Click here to read up! My original blog post about King of Mods and Goth Juice was quite popular and many of you had bits to say so today I bring you a blog of review!
I got my package from Lush UK last week and inside was my new favorite product King of Mods! Lush introduced it’s hair gels in the Summer I believe or maybe it was the Spring but either way for some reason or another I never really got around to buying or trying any!
I’m happy to say that King of Mods is fantastic! What’s so fab about King of Mods? For one thing the smell is amazing! It’s this uber bright cocktail of lemon, lime and grapefruit (real deal here!). It’s tart and fresh and just beautiful! Words can’t really describe how yummy this smells and when it’s in your hair the scent just lasts and lasts all day long!
If you happen to be a long time Lush user you’ll remember a lovely little product by the name of Back for Breakfast which is sadly gone. King of Mods smells almost identical to Back for Breakfast! I’m actually currently, with much sadness, using my last bottle of Back for Breakfast and the scent of both King of Mods and it in my hair is just too gorgeous!
King of Mods also quite reminds me of the smell of Ocean Salt but the lime is a bit more prominent in Ocean Salt while in King of Mods the lime takes a back seat to the tart sweetness of the lemon!
A little goes a long way. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. A tiny drop rubbed between the palms of your hairs and smoothed into wet hair is plenty to get you through the day! I personally wouldn’t attempt this on dry hair but from what I’ve read people have had great results using it like that. Lush promotes this as a soft hold hair gel but I get more of a strong hold from it. It eases the frizz that my heavy, wavy hair is quite known for and also makes my hair feel quite soft and of course nicely scented! The scent just lingers and lingers and lingers and believe you me I’ve had many compliments about how fresh smelling my hair is!
This is a very light gel contrary to it’s texture. The texture is a bit sticky and dense and it takes some work smoothing it between your hands for application but when it’s in your hair it’s very light so you won’t end up feeling like a helmet head or having a greased up look. I use it on my wet hair and I’m not one for blowing dry so when my hair finally dries it feels very fluffy while easing my frizzes!
As you already know my uniform is placing my hair in a bun and smoothing my hair back with a headband. My hair is wavy and full of curl and placing it back keeps it away from my face while I’m working. By the end of the day my emaculate hair ends up spiraling out of it’s bun and I have a case of the frizz on the halo of my head! Lucky enough I now have King of Mods which pretty much holds it all together.
The price tag on King of Mods could make you wince. Stateside a small jar costs $15.95 but I’m here to tell you it’s cash well spent. This jar will last you ages because as I said before a tiny drop is all you need. I figure I could get at least 6 months or more from this jar so at $15.95 that’s not too bad a deal!
If you’re yearning for some Back for Breakfast now and you’re wondering what would go well with the fresh smell of King of Mods have no fear your Muse has several products that’ll go perfectly with the amazing scent of King of Mods that she’ll bring to you in her next blog post!
I can’t say enough good things about this cute little pot of gel especially can’t stop raving about it’s gorgeous smell.
King of Mods is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!
I was doing some Christmas shopping last night so I happened to drop into Bath and Body Works of course! I promised myself this year I would NOT get sucked into the evil lure of Bath and Body Works simply because I was feeling quite cheap! Yes, I said cheap. I know cheap and the Muse are something that don’t go well together but indeed I was being cheap and if you may I was also being…frugal!
Indeed. Tis true.
So why was I being cheap and frugal?
Bath and Body Works has the biggest array of awesome Holiday gifts and they are all so pretty and sweet and I want everything (for myself) however the evil lure of all these goodies did not even phase me! I didn’t even blink a little eyelash upon viewing all those wonderful, bright packages and colorful shower gels!
Are you screaming blasphemy yet?!
When it comes to gift giving for friends and family I truly have no problem shelling out cash however I would not be tempted by all this wonderful bath candy last night simply because the past few years I’ve given into the temptation to buy tons and tons of Bath and Body Works all to have it be given away practically for FREE on Boxing Day and the entire week after Christmas!
I’m talking major deals! $6, $5, $4, even a $1! Items are normally price tagged at $12 and upwards! being reduced to $4 and $3 totally makes me fall on the floor and convulse in anger that I paid the original price tag for these things! MY GOD It’s a CRIME!
So what did I do last night?
I boycotted Bath and Body Works and told myself I’d not spend a dime for anyone in that shop simply to avoid the drama of tears and anger (ok maybe not tears but I love the drama don’t you?) later when it was all reduced and placed on clearance.
A few items that most definately tempted me to spend, spend, spend was of course all the new Temptation 3 in 1′s! I adore Twisted Peppermint and really wanted to stock up but I was being a smart shopper (pat, pat on the back for this Muse) knowing that these $12 bottles would be $6-$4 after the Holiday was over!
However, the force and lure of Bath and Body Works is strong and I did spot a sign that simply red 50% off in big red letters. I could feel my heart pounding out of my chest at this point so I slowly went over to investigate (my best mate Jen was with me at time and she can vouch that I was literally tiptoeing over to see what the sign was all about! She calls me the “passionate shopper” and says I should have my own show amply named that)!
And to my utter delight it was Sassy Strawberry that was on sale! That meant it was $6! I was nabbing a real steal here! I had to have it immediately at this price! So I snatched up two bottles (one for me and one for my sister who loves the Temptation line as well)! I made sure to be quick because there was about 5000 bottles there and god knows at any second a big crowd might wander in and grab them all before I got my chance to get a bottle for my very self (drama kids drama).
Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel on Sale for $6
I mistakenly didn’t bother smelling Sassy Strawberry before purchasing it. I have this system where I avoid smelling things because I know I’ll want them. So when I stopped into the shop last night I encouraged myself NOT to smell any of the Temptations because I’d definately want them as soon as my nose tickled with the aroma of Mint Chocolate, Peppermint, and Gumdrops!
When I seen Sassy Strawberry on sale I just assumed that Strawberry and Mint would be a lovely marriage so I didn’t smell it prior to buying.
You know cheap shampoo? Suave Strawberry Shampoo, V05 Strawberry Shampoo, and hell if you’re as old as me dare I say White Rain Strawberry Shampoo.
That’s what this smells like. Really, really cheap shampoo.
I can’t believe it. To be honest when I originally read about this on the site I literally we’ed myself in excitement at the thought of Strawberries mixed with delightful mint! I thought for sure this would take over my love affair with Twisted Peppermint and make it onto my “must have at all costs” list!
However, I don’t get any mint I simply get a very plastic, fake Strawberry smell. I’ve never met a bottle of Temptation 3 in 1 that I didn’t love but this would make it on my “do not want”, “do not love” list.
Sorry Bath and Body you missed the boat on this one.
Who in the world thought this was a good idea? I’m just wondering where the mint went?!?!?!
I convinced myself that my batch must have went off so I opened my sister’s bottle to smell and again just a strange plastic strawberry smell.
I’m so disappointed I may just spit or cry (or neither but it sure sounded good!).
I’m really somewhat shocked as I’ve truly had great experiences with the line up until this catastrophe! I’ve even went so far as to say the line was better than Philosophy.
The Muse says avoid the Sassy Strawberry and spend your hard earned $6 bucks on something else!
I’m going to go meditate to make myself stronger against the lure of Bath and Body Works!
Don’t give in people! It’ll be on sale before you know it! Be strong!
Hate it too?
Tell me! Your Muse is curious what you thought about Sassy Strawberry!
A new year means a new Holiday Shower Gel from Philosophy!
Eggnog is gone but Sugar Plum Fairy and Candy Cane are back and now we also get a brand new Shower Gel in a Cranberry Scent!
Plus it’s 24oz instead of the normal 16oz size for $20!
If this new size is anything to go by expect to see a change in Philosophy’s clothes soon and a sale maybe?! Sephora is already discounting a few Philosophy products which can only mean a new size and a new style of bottle!
Fresh Body Market is extending their employee discount to customers that spend $60 or more! 31% off your total order using coupon code VIP2412
Happy Shopping my friends!
The Muse recommends their Slush Bath Soap! It’s to die for!
On a side note I have quite a few comments to get through but it’s been a rather busy work day and I haven’t had a sec to get to them! Will do so shortly!
You must know by now that unique gifts are always in Fashion with the Muse! I adore unique gifts and what better a gift to give then a unique perfume oil that your friends and family can call their very own!
Why perfume oil?
Perfume oils are normally a blend of 50% (or sometimes more) of fragrance oil to base which means they are potent, long wearing, strong, and have wonderful throw!
Now your Muse has gathered together some lovely places to purchase oils from! Places I’ve tried and found true and places that have offered to gift you with a coupon code for trying them out! Sweet right? Your Muse does her best to get you good deals
One of the first places you can score some amazing oils would be from Woobie. Woobie offers an array of Bath and Body wonders and delights but the Muse adores the perfume blends that are available!
Woobie has a main catalog of scents available and special Holiday editions that change with the season!
You can purchase oils at Woobie as follows:
10ML Bottles $6
5ML Bottles $3.50
Sample 5 Pack Vials for $6
Sample 10 Pack Vials for $10
I can’t begin to tell you the deal you’re getting on these! These are high quality inexpensive oils that are available in an array of funky scents!
Currently Woobie has three catagories to choose from for the Holiday Season which are Dysfunctional Holiday Oils, Holiday 2007 Blends, and the 12 Days of Christmas! I have some Dysfunctional Oils from last year and I can honestly say the names not only make me laugh but I smell amazing using these!
Here is just a few of the scents available from the Dysfunctional Category:
Elf Farts – The scent of short, flatulent toy builders. Apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and of course, fresh cloves
Socks & Underwear – The dreaded holiday gift in my family. The ONE thing we asked NOT to get each holiday, and usually got it anyway. (Thanks Mom. You have scared me for life) A soft, clean scent. Slightly fruity (for those Fruit of the Loom holiday curses)
Blitzed – What are the holidays without a few overly indulged relatives? This is the time of year when the best kept secrets and past mistakes are brought out into the open to argue and fude over. This blend has a touch of this, a touch of that and every bit of it is alcohol based.
Lump O’Coal – Let’s face it, it is so much easier to be naughty all year. More fun, too. A naughty blend of fresh patchouli, herbal sandalwood, and hints of strawberries, raspberries, and a touch of mint and vanilla.
Holiday Coma - It is always an interesting thing around our family. Presents are opened, dishes done, and everyone lays about the den with the game on the big screen. I always thought it looked like a geriatric ward. All the hustle and bustle is finally at an end as the day calmly comes to a close.Chocolate and peppermints.
The lovely owner, Penny, has issued a coupon out for readers of Musings of a Muse! You can get 10% off your order by using coupon code MUSINGS.
Woobie ships worldwide so if you happen to be in Europe, Asia, or elsewhere Penny will gladly package up your oils to travel to you where ever you are!
Thanks to Penny for extending a lovely discount to the readers at Musings of a Muse.
Woobie’s Dysfunctional Holiday Perfume Oils from 2006′s Collection
Moving on the line you can also nab yourself some pretty sweet Holiday goodies from the Lab (but you might not receive your order in time! Buyer beware!)! If you never heard of the Lab you can drop by my previous posts to read all about it! You can find a helpful post about the Lab by clicking here.
Tis the Season for yummie perfume oils from our favorite Lab! Sadly, it’s a bit late to order as normally orders take from 2-4 weeks to process but if you can wait that long you can wander over to this year’s Holiday Collection and nab such wonderful scents as Egg Nog, Gingerbread Poppet, Christmas Rose, Lick It, Mistletoe, and More!
You can purchase Yule Blends from now up until January 15th when they take their exit not to reappear until new Christmas!
BPAL Yule Perfume Oils from year’s past! Gingerbread Poppet, Snow White, Snow Bunny, and Sugar Cookie
If it’s cute and inexpensive you seek you can run over to Because I’m a Princess and indulge your sweet tooth with an array of funky perfume oils! You can get Three, 5ML Perfume Oil Roll Ons in your choice of scent for $5.75! These are one of my favorite indulgences! The scent lingers all day and they fit snugly into your purse for touch ups on the go! If you’re not loving the idea of purchasing three grab one for $2!
Because I’m a Princess Roll Ons in Orange Juice Cake, Orange Chiffon Whipped Pie, and Pink Flamingo
Not so long ago I did a blog entry on Love Potion Magical Perfumerie if you missed the entry you can click here to have a peek!
These blends do not come cheap at $24.95 but I can assure you they are some of the best oils I’ve had the pleasure of trying and a unique and funky gift for your good friends or family!
I’m eager to place a new order for the Holiday Blends!
Some Holiday Blends the Muse is wanting to try rather badly:
Sugared English Toffee
The Scent of the Finest English Toffee – lightly sweetened and subtly nutty!
Frosted Mulberry, Cranberry, and Plum
A combination of Holiday Fruits frosted with icy peppermint and pine!
The newest Holiday blends can be found by clicking here! An array of goodies await you such as Christmas Cookies, Gingerbread, and more!
The generous folk at Love Potion extend a wonderful discount to readers of Musings of Muse! $5 Off Your First Order of $24.95 or more by clicking here plus you must enter the code MUSE on the Paypal invoice section when paying!
Love Potion Roll On Perfume Oils in Candy Pop and Summer of Sin
If you join Love Potion’s forum you can also recieve 2 generous size samples of oils of your choice! Visit Love Potion’s site for further info about joining their forum!
Thanks to Mara and everyone at Love Potions for extending this discount to the Muse’s readers!
Last but never least would be something I’ve babbled about in the past as well! Which is Starring Fragrances! Starring has a wide array of scent and fragrance available and one of my favorite items would be the Roll On Perfume Oils! For $5 each you can’t beat the price! Tuck a few into a stocking and give your mate a unique gift!
Starring Roll of a Lifetime Roll Ons in Pink Rhapsody Marshmallows, Berry Red Vanilla Beans, and Baked Marshmallow Mint Cake
There you have it! Five Fantastic Shops with a zillion different perfume oil options to give as unique gifts or grab for yourself!
Tried these before?
Tell the Muse!