Bath & Body
It’s my personal favorite time of the year….can you by chance guess what time of the year that would be?
It would be the announcement of the Lush Christmas 2008 Collection!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the Muse is running around in circles in utter excitement! You’ve no idea how excited I get when Lush puts out it’s offerings for Christmas!
Before you get excited, let me tell you that Lush’s Christmas Collection is ONLY available on Lush UK’s website so far. I suspect you’ll see an update for Lush NA around the beginning or middle of November! Yes, you can order from Lush UK if you’re within the US and this is normally what I do as 1. I’m impatient and 2. I like the quality of UK Lush a bit better when compared to the US.
Lush has brought some odd favorites back and PLENTY of brand new items that are sure to please!
Returning Bath Bomb Favorites:
Twinkle, Mister Butterball, and Jingle Spells
Brand Bath Bombs:
Humango, Magic, and Snowdrops
Returning Bubble Bar Slices:
Creamy Candy Candy, Ruby Red Slippers (the Muse’s favorite!), Christmas Kisses
Brand New Bubble Bar Slices:
A Gold Star, Frothy the Snowman, The Witches’ Ball
Brand New Emotibomb, Double Fast Luck
Returning Shower Gel Favorite, SNOW FAIRY (Comes with the Muse’s highest Seal of Approval! Loves it)
Returning Soap Favorites:
Angels Delight and Snowcake (Comes with the Muse’s highest recommend and approval! LOVE it!)
Brand New Soaps:
Christmas Cake Slice
Returning Perfume Solid Favorite:
Champagne Snow Showers
Brand New Lip Balm:
Let Them Eat Cake
These are just some of the great Christmas items that Lush has released as part of their Holiday Collection! They are slowly updating the site to include the rest! Brand new box gifts, hat boxes, and other smaller gifts are available as well as old favorites are making a reappearance!
Lush Cosmetics never fails at putting out a wonderful array of great treats for the Holidays! I’ll definately be indulging for myself and friends and family!
See the entire range of Holiday yummies by clicking here!
See the brand new gift box selections here!
Want any for yourself?
What are you planning on stashing away?
Tell the Muse!
The Muse’s Lush Christmas List 2007
Lush UK Party Order featuring Snowcake Shower Gel
Lush Giant Christmas Pud
Lush Solid Perfume Review
Lush Skin Nanny Review
Lush Godmother Soap Review
More Lovely New Things from Lush
Bath and Body Works has a little sneak peek up of it’s Holiday Collection and I’m actually quite excited about the offerings myself!
Many of the Lambie items offered last year are back this year and I’ll definately be adding a majority of these to my both my own wish list and gift list for friends and family! I was happy to see the revised the Sweetest, Softest Blanket from last year which they have placed a little Lambie emblem on it! So cute! I purchased the Sweetest, Softest Blanket last year and was very happy with it, I’ll definately be indulging in the latest one! This year they also wrapped the blanket up in a beautiful gift giving box! The blanket is $35 USD and possibly the best money you’ll ever spend on such a luxuriously warm blanket, it’s perfect for snuggling on the couch to watch DVD’s or for extra warmth during chilly winter nights! The blanket is available in white or black. Last year I recall wanting to wait to purchase my Sweetest, Softest Blanket till the Semi-Annual Sale and I’m honestly glad I didn’t as they sold out quite quickly towards the middle of December so I highly suggest nabbing this quickly!
Last year when I blogged about the Lambie slippers I got SO many emails asking me about them and it’s no wonder why as they are truly cute! These are available in two styles, a full slipper and a sock slipper. The sock slipper was extremely limited at one time but this past Summer I’ve seen them slowly appear back in shops but I predict both the slippers and the socks will sell out very quickly just like the blanket so do nab them early if you want them!
The slipper socks are a value at $10 USD and come in two colors this year!
The Lambie slippers have been revised lightly with a raised heel that allows the slipper to hug your entire foot. I like this new version as last year I had a little problem with the slipper turning inward! It’s about time for a new pair so I’ll definately be indulging! These are $16 USD and I believe a bit cheaper from last year as I recall paying more but I could be wrong!
The Bath and Body line up isn’t full up and available as of yet but I did come across a few pieces for the Holiday! I’m a sucker for Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint so I was quite excited they extended the scent to the hand soap! I’ll definately be stocking up this! These are $5 USD each and are available in all the traditional Bath and Body Works Holiday scents such as Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel!
One item that didn’t really catch my eye are the new Bath and Body Works Glittering Shower Gels for $11 USD. I’m somewhat bored with the typical scents they release year after year which are Winter Candy Apple and Vanilla Bean Noel! I may indulge in a Twisted Peppermint one however “glittering” shower gel doesn’t seem like something I’d love! Shimmer and glitter in my makeup items, yes, but not in my shower!
You can see more of the Bath and Body Works Holiday Collection 2008 by taking a look at the sneak peek on their website!
A few items so far have definately caught my eye and of course the Lambie items are on my wishy list for sure! I look forward to seeing what else is released for the upcoming season! I’m super disappointed that Bath and Body Works has successfully eliminated the Temptations Collection from both it’s Fall and Holiday Collections, I doubt these will be back ever. The items I’ve featured are available for purchase now online and I’m pretty sure stores must be stocking them too shortly! I haven’t been inside a BBW in a few weeks now but I’m pretty sure they busy stocking these up already or will be soon!
Want any of the BBW Holiday selections?
Love the Lambie Collection as much as your Muse?
Tell me all about it!
Sneak Peek at the Bath and Body Works Look Book for 2008
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray Review
Bath and Body Works Hello Sugar! Review
Bath and Body Works Lambie Socks
Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Spray Review
Bath and Body Works Holiday Temptations Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel Review
Bath and Body Works Holiday Temptation Gift Sets 2007
Bath and Body Works Holiday Temptation Collection 2007
Bath and Body Works Scented Gift Card
Bath and Body Works Temptations
Last year I fell head over heels in lust and love with Lush Ghost Shower Gel. The shower gel was released during a Halloween Party last year and I fell hard for the beautifully scented shower gel that I stocked up on it in a major way before it disappeared for good!
This year Lush doesn’t disappoint by having another Halloween Party…a bit early..but on October 2nd, Lush will host an “online” Halloween Party for those who’d like to indulge in some early Christmas goodies, fun games, prizes, and of course some Halloween themed bath and body treats!
The party schedule is below and is Pacific Standard Time Zone:
|Chat rooms open.
|LUSH staff arrive and start giving out prizes, running contests, announcing offers etc.
|LUSH staff leave but the chat rooms stay open.
|Chat rooms close.
So are you attending?
Perhaps the Muse will see you there!
Excited about Halloween and Christmas Lush goodies?
Tell me all about it!
I’ve blogged about Isle of Eden prior to this so please read that review before indulging in the sale I’m about to tell you about, as that post has plenty of information about Isle of Eden and it’s shipping times, products, etc….
Use code SPOOKYWITCH46 to get 46% Off your total however the percentage drops daily by a few numbers so indulge quick if you’re wanting to take advantage of the entire discount!
Isle of Eden at the moment has a full stock of great scrubs, perfumes, and general bath and body goodies that are Halloween scented and of course they have their normal blends as well!
The sale is a great time to get some goodies for the upcoming holiday season!
Isle of Eden Review and Information
Other great bath and body posts………..
Jaqua Beauty Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme Review
L’occitane en Provence Verbena Collection Review
Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel Review
Lush Cosmetics Ghost Shower Gel Review
Basin: A Cheap Alternative to Lush
If you haven’t yet been exposed to Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Lovers Fragrances you must be leaving under a rock!
These things are everywhere, literally.
The fragrances have amazing Internet exposure and can be found at many high end counters across the line. I’m really impressed with the huge marketing campaign these have! Whoever is on the marketing team deserves a great big pat on the back for really getting the line exposed and out there!
I’m particularly delighted that these are appearing on popular sites like youTube, mySpace, Flickr, etc…..If you’re a beauty blogger you can really appreciate the fact that the marketing has extended itself to such a vast electronic market. Granted websites are one thing but youTube, mySpace, and even Facebook are quite another!
You can find any and all information you can possibly want on Harajuku Lovers Fragrance at the following locations:
Harajuku Lovers MySpace
Harajuku Lovers YouTube
Harajuku Lovers Flickr
Harajuku Lovers Facebook
Harajuku Lovers Official Website
I admit I spent way too much time on the website yesterday watching the user created karaoke videos and contemplating making my own. Guilty!
I’ve only officially tested out one of the fragrances and the rest I have tester cards for so I can’t review too completely on all the scents however I did head to my local Nordstrom and had a peek and decided I must haves them all! The Muse loves any and all Asian aspired goodies (my blog can attest to that I’m sure) and these are under my radar now so I’m definately buying one of each. After all, you can’t just have one! They’ll get lonely if they aren’t together! It’s a group thing!
I read a few negative reviews but I honestly only have positive things to say about the collection. The scents are very girlish which appeals to me in a major way as I really like lighter, sweeter scents. Each perfume comes topped with a cute little Harajuku girl which adds to the charm and appeal of collecting all of them! The line up consists of five different scents each a new and different experience.
I’ve been wearing ‘Lil’ Angel for the last several days and loving it. Although at first whiff the fragrance does have a rather strong alcohol scent this does not carry out onto your skin. Dry down is a beautiful blend of raspberry as the dominant note and moves forward with a combination of fruit and floral to create a fresh, sweet smell on the skin. In consideration that this is an Eau de Toilette I was delighted that it had considerable long wear and lasted about six hours prior to needing a fresh up. In my experience that’s pretty good wear for an EDT.
Although I’m not a big lover of florals I think Love was beautiful. It’s a light floral scent that’s a cocktail of roses, peony, and other softer notes with a base of musk. Love appealed to my girly side in a major way!
Baby is a powdery musk with top notes of white rose and a soft white musk base. Her name contributes to what she smells like, a baby! Very powdery, fresh, girlish, and sweet! This definately appeals to my inner child!
Although Music is a delicate floral blend it happens to very fun as well with a top base of pear and a base of musk and vanilla! It’s my second favorite of the five and really appeals to the fun side of my personality!
And finally G! G is a tropical blend of fresh coconut and cream that can only be described as fruity and lively! This is another favorite of mine. I love tropical blends and this definately brings that to the table but also pushes it further with notes of Cotton Woods and Freesia!
The scents are all really fun and I’ll be indulging in all five for myself. I can’t help but approved ‘em for purchase as they are too adorable to resist! You know what would be seriously awesome…if Gwen extended her line of fragrances and couture and brought in some cosmetics…that would be awesome! I’d be all over that like white on rice!
Want all five?
Lemming a certain scent?
Tell the Muse!
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