Bath & Body
You’re Muse happens to love unique perfumes that she can’t get in regular shops that sell fragrance! My tastes in fragrance run to the unusual I guess and when I’m seeking something sweet, foody, or unique I visit with the gorgeous Ashley Peldon at Starring Fragrances to get my fix!
I have many, many, a bottle of cocktails that Ashley, herself, has created! The scents at Starring Fragrances are mostly in the foody range so if you’re a grave lover of scents that smell of cookies, cakes, or gorgeous decadent foody items this would be the spot you want to grab some very interesting blends!
Ashley has recently extended her popular perfume line and is now doing custom blended hair and body care items such as lotions and shampoos! I haven’t personal tried any of the new products but I can give my Muse approval to the wonderful perfume blends that are created at Starring Fragrances!
The thing that totally sells me on these perfumes is the incredible staying power and special notes within each perfume! One or two sprays is all you need to smell completely edible and delicious all day long! Upon spraying one of these you can distinctively pick out the notes with the perfume which is so amazing. If I spray myself with my favorite blend, The Scream Queen, I don’t get one particular scent from the perfume I can smell all sorts of notes through the blend all day long! As the day progresses and the perfume dries down and heats up with my body temperature I can smell the tart sweetness of the berries, the luscious vanilla ice cream, and the yummie bubble gum!
If you’re looking for a unique experience in your perfume world Starring would be a great place to start!
Some of the Muse’s favorite blends:
The Scream Queen
Yummie Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream and Bubble Gum!
Yellow Cake with fluffy marshmallow!
Strawberry and Cherry Licorice! Mmmm!
Who Spiked the Cupcakes?
Yummie cotton candy, vanilla cupcakes, and frosting! Oh my how decadent!
With a Cherry on Top
White Cake, Marshmallow, and of course Cherries!
Starring also does a line of tarts which are fantastic as well! If having your house scented with yummie baked treats sounds tempting do check out the tart line up!
Starring Fragrances is Muse approved and I can’t say enough good things about this great little e-shop!
The customer service is fantastic and packages are shipped in a very timely manner with little to no wait time! Ashley is extremely sweet and accommodating with requests if you should have any! Starring does ship via parcel post which makes the Muse impatient as her goodies normally end up taking from 7-10 days to arrive. This can’t be helped as all liquid must be shipped via US parcel post by law! Starring even has a Frequent Buyer Reward System that offers various discounts with each order you make!
The Muse always tries to get nice goodies for you and Ashley has been kind enough to offer readers of Musings of a Muse a special treat and as it’s Halloween it’s always nice to get a treat or two!
You can try out a 1oz perfume for 1/2 Price from Starring Fragrances by entering code MUSE during checkout! This is a great deal as perfume’s run $26 at the normal price!
Go get yourself a sweet treat for Halloween and tell the Muse all about it!
Stuff the Muse’s stocking full of Bath Fizzies that smell like Twisted Peppermint and she’ll be quite happy this Holiday Season!
$3.50 nabs you a cute little Bath Fizzy scented in Twisted Peppermint from Bath and Body Works!
I want a few of these to make my bathing experience festive and minty!
After telling you all about the virtues of Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Fairy in a previous post I’m excited to tell you that the line has been extended to a salt scrub!
Philosophy Sugar Plum Fairy Body Scrub
This scurb is a Nordstrom Exclusive and available for purchase now! The scrub is $25 which is a good deal as they are heavy duty jars full of yummie scrub to make your rough bits nice and soft!
I just purchased Senorita Margarita scrub for a dear friend as a gift and this I believe would make a very nice Christmas pressie if she ends up loving the scrub!
You can purchase your Sugar Plum Fairy by clicking your way over to Nordies! It’s in the Muse’s cart already!
As you can probably tell from my past blog entries I’m really loving the Temptations line at Bath and Body Works!
I can’t help it I have that “collect ‘em all” disease when it comes to these fabulous Three in One Shower Gels.
I used to be a true Philosophy Girl and adored the Three in One’s but I find that the Temptation line is better in quality, cheaper, and has a larger scent selection so as of the past few months Bath and Body Works has my money in the shower gel department sorry Philosophy!
Check out the new Holiday line up and try to convince me you don’t absolutely want some of these!
Oh my the Muse does like the idea of Sassy Strawberry! This new shower gel from Bath and Body works is scented in Strawberry and Mint! A Marriage most divine in the Muse’s opinion!
If you’re on a bit of a mint kick check out the Dreamy Chocolate Mint! My mouth is watering!
Since you’re feeding your sweet tooth I’d say that the Glittery Gumdrop sounds just sweet enough to bring a sugar and sweet to your shower!
It’s been said that the Muse is made up of Sugar and Spice and all things Nice (you can add cheeky into the mix too if you so please!)! So why shouldn’t she have those things in her shower! Sugar and Spice sounds just the shower gel for me!
The line up looks amazing and you know that these most definitely will end up stuffed in my stocking this year just don’t think the Muse too cheap if she waits for Boxing Day to purchase them so she might nab them at $3-$6 instead of the original $12 price tag! She highly recommends ordering these Christmas Eve Night (or the day after Christmas) when she knows they’ll most definitely be on sale!
I know sometimes Musings has many posh, high end cosmetics and body products so lately I’ve been slowly incorporating cheaper options into my entries! Items that I use and have found effective that are high quality and inexpensive!
The Muse loves a good deal. When it’s a good deal and works well she likes to share it with the world!
I know of one lovely reader in particular who was looking for options aside from Lush for bath bombs!
The weather is getting colder now and nothing feels better to me then sinking into some hot water at the end of a hard day with a gorgeous bath bomb fizzing away while I indulge in reading some good book or magazine!
As much as I adore Lush bath bombs I have to admit that they are expensive at $6 and upwards per a bath! I give my utmost approval and recommendation when it comes to Lush and I can’t say enough good things about the high quality bombs they sell however when you’re ready to venture into something a bit more unusual and inexpensive you can wander over to Fantasy Bath and you can stock up on some wonderful bombs for half the price as some other shops!
Now Fantasy Bath has an array of products but I’m going to be concentrating on the Bath Bombs as I’ve tried those and find them fantastic!
Now as much as I love bombs it deserves to be mentioned that they also sell fizzing bath powder which works in the same fashion as a bomb but it’s in powder form! I’ve tried the bath powder and I must say I really enjoy it! They sell it in 1lb and 3lb bags which gives you plenty of powder in a ziploc baggie that you can use as little or much as your heart desires!
These bombs are highly moisturizing and when you step out of the tub and dry off your skin will be quite happy! I normally don’t have to moisturize after my bath with one of these as they leave my skin feeling quite dewy and slick.
A majority of the bombs are 9oz in size at around $4.25-$4.95 per bomb that’s quite a nice deal because if you’re being frugal you can get two baths out of one bomb. Lush bombs are 6.3oz in size and run about $5.50-6.95 and upwards. You can see you’re getting a larger bomb for a little less of the price which is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing!
One of my favs in the lineup at Fantasy Bath is Snow Wonder! Yum this is so good! The bomb is a combo of Cranberry, Apple, Yuzu, Mint, and Amber. For me I just get tart, fruity yum! This is something I’d normally not pick for myself because I’m not a fan of amber however when I sink into a tub full of Snow Wonder all I smell is a cocktail of tart fruits and almost a hint of some sort of floral! This is a strong, lingering bomb that will leave your hair (if you’re a dunker) and body beautifully scented for hours (even a day) after your bath!
Wake Up Sleepy Head is another of favorite of mine and the perfect bath experience if you’re looking for an exhilarating, wake up bath! Sometimes you’ve had a long day at work on a Friday and you really want to go out but your body is protesting! This be the perfect bath bomb to wake you up, refresh you, and ready you for a late night of Friday fun! This bomb is scented with grapefruit, lemons, lime, tangerines and a hint of vanilla! I don’t quite get the vanilla when I sink into the tub but I most definitely get the eye opening tart citrus combo that jolts me in the face when I’m lazing in the tub! This is a delightful bomb that the Muse fully enjoys and recommends!
These are just two of my favorites from Fantasy Bath but do look out for some others that are fantastic as well such as Peaches n’ Cream, Margaritaville, and Key Lime Pie!
As fantastic as Lush is you won’t ever find something as foody as Key Lime Pie in a bath bomb from them
The Muse likes to spoil you so she kindly asked the owner of Fantasy Bath if she’d be so kind as to extend some sort of discount to readers of Musings and she’s granted the Muse’s request! Yay for you guys! If you purchase something from Fantasy Bath they will kindly gift you with a Holiday Bath Bomb, of their choice, FREE of charge! Just enter into the comment box at checkout that you heard about them from my blog and they’ll gift you with your free bomb! You can also receive free shipping on orders of $50 and up!
Fantasy Bath Bombs Nice and Neat in their boxes!
Snow Wonder Bath Bomb $4.25
Stocking Stuffer Bath Bomb $4.25
Wake Up Sleepyhead Bath Bomb $4.25