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Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minity Scrub Soap Review: Chillingly Cool Summer Treats for the Skin

Do you realize in less than two weeks Summer will turn quickly into Fall? Holy cow where did the time go! I still have Summer blog entries to post….is there a board I can appeal to to extend the Season?

Dear Seasonal Board,

Can we please have an extra month of Summer? The Muse hasn’t yet gotten through all her Summer makeup collections and wants to finish up her reviews before the cold weather sets in.

Thank you for considering this matter.

Sincerely with Hugs and Kisses,
the Muse

I REALLY should have gotten to this post earlier but hopefully we’ll have a sudden heat spell and you can make proper use out of my Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review!

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Do you love minty goodness?

I do.

Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with Bliss Shock Therapy. It’s cool, refreshing, and minty. Literally. I mean it’s really cool. As in it makes you shiver after you step out of the shower! Cool right?

This fantastic little shower gel is uber awesome as it literally cools you down on warm, humid morning. Squeeze some in a puff and go to town and you’ll begin to notice as it lathers that your skin will begin tingling and cooling off! After you step out of the shower chances are you’ll be rubbing your arms and shivering a bit.

I love it!

It’s that extra shock of cool that I need on hot Summer mornings plus it wakes me up like all hell in the Winter! Brrrrrr!

I happen to adore Shock Therapy so much that I normally follow up my cooling experience with the ridiculously large bar of minty soap. This soap is about the size of my foot. It’s freaking huge! I love all Bliss soaps but this one in particular is a favorite of mine since it’s minty and cooling.

The bar contains a fine grain of scrubbing beads inside the bar so you can get to work scrubbing those rough, dry elbows, knees, and legs to reveal smoother skin! I normally use the elevated side to work on dry spots and follow up with the smooth side.

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The soap lasts ages and ages since it’s so large and you get the benefits of both a great soap, a cooling, refreshing shower, and an exfoliating treatment!

Psstt….I normally purchase Bliss Shock Therapy in bulk when Bliss has clearance section up. Around this time it’s about $7-8 USD a bottle! Sweet deal!

Both of these are Muse Approved for purchase!

Love ‘em for a cooling Summer experience!

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Bath and Body Works Scentportable Fragrance Unit Review

Ooo look what I got!

A Bath and Body Works Scentportable Fragrance Unit!

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Fun, Fun, Fun!

I’m a sucker for tarts, scented oils, room spray, etc…so the idea of having a portable little unit of scent that I can clip anywhere I want kinda gets me hyper!

This little guy is available from Bath and Body Works for $5 USD but I’m sure sooner or later you’ll see some cool deal on these!

Basically this has a scented gel disk inside a plastic housing with clip. You can either sit this on a desk, table, etc…or clip it in a closet, car, or any small space. It delivers a blast of yummy scent to whatever area you choose to put it in. It’s a rather nice and safe way to fragrance an area without a electric, batteries, or the flame of a candle.

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The one I have is Coconut Vanilla which smells beautifully foody and tropical. It kinda smells like cake mixed with coconut. The throw on this is fabulous. I have it clipped in my car so you know as soon as the temperature rises and your vehicle is sitting in the sun for a good long while the scent will begin to warm up and create a beautiful fragrance. I love getting in the car after a hot day and smelling this mmmm!

It’s also suggested to throw in a gym bag or luggage! These last 4-6 weeks supposedly, I’ve only had mine a week and so far it’s going strong!

One minor problem with the unit is it isn’t refillable. After the fragrance gel insert is completely dried up you aren’t able to purchase a replacement so you’ll be throwing the entire unit out for a fresh one. Not exactly environmentally friendly unless the plastic is biodegradable but I don’t think it is. Aside from this minor rant I thought this was a rather cute way to get a little fragrance into small spaces!

Check ‘em out at Bath and Body Works! They also happen to come in five scents to choose from!
Got one?

Loving it?

How do you scent your home, car, office?

Tell the Muse!

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Searching for other great ways to scent your space? Check out my tart warmer post!

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Jaqua Beauty Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme Review: Sinful and Possibly Illegal!

Those naughty kids over at Jaqua Beauty have been busy concocting a brand new fragrance that’s both sinful and delicious!

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is the newest addition to Jaqua’s decadent Bath and Body Collection and the Muse couldn’t be happier that she got the chance to test out the new Shower Creme and Lip Whip (dontcha love the sound of that? Lip Whip! It simply rolls off the tongue and makes me shiver in delight!). Since Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip deserves it’s very own review I’ll be saving that for later however I will tell you all about the new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme.

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Mmm…simply Mmmm….

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This stuff should have a big, fat illegal sticker slapped on it! It’s rich, sinful, and gorgeous. It’s terribly sweet and fruity with just a tiny hint of frosting. It’s definately not a foody sort of smell so don’t expect baked goods or vanilla do to the “frosting” in it’s title. It’s more of a sweet, fruity blend of raspberries that has a under note of an exotic perfume. It’s fascinating how they blended up something that not only holds the wonderful sweetness of the berries but also manages to keep an interesting and unique note that’s sophisticated. Yes, indeed, the Muse likey but maybe I really shouldn’t tip the bottle into my mouth right? Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

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I’ve have a small stash of Jaqua’s Shower Syrup decorating my bathroom closet however I’ve never tried the Shower Creme. To me the formula is about the same but the Shower Syrups are a tiny bit thicker in consistency than the creme. I’ve always loved how very rich Jaqua’s products are in formula. They are very thick, very moisturizing, and just an all around posh product. The Shower Creme are no different from any other product I’ve tried from Jaqua in the fact that they are a solid, quality, posh product that delivers both moisture to the skin while spoiling us in a wonderful fragrance! In this case that wonderful fragrance is Raspberry Buttercream Frosting! The creme lathers up wonderfully well and offers a nice lingering scent on the skin! Yum!

Waste not want not kids! After the photo I scooped all that lovely gel up and washed my hands with it! I know, I know, the life of a Beauty Blogger is a dirty, dangerous job but someone has to do it!
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If you’re wanting to layer the collection consists of five sinful items that are sure to make you smell wonderful all day long!

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter
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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme
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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme
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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip (Review coming soon…)
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Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Gloss Ring (Hopefully when I’m proposed to the guy will get down on one knee and whip one of these out! How delightful!)

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I see myself indulging in the rest of the collection shortly. I can’t help it that bloody gloss ring is calling out to me!

Take a look at the entire Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection at www.jaquabeauty.com

While you’re over there take a look at my latest lemming! Click!

Slapping the Muse Approval on Jaqua Beauty Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme it may be sinful but it’s delicious too plus no calories…yup, definately Muse Approved!

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Tried this yet?

Love it?

Wanting to try it?

Favorite scents from Jaqua Beauty?

Tell the Muse, she wants to know all about it!

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Check out some other posts to satisfy your need for Bath and Shower goodies!

Philosophy Fall Collection 2008

Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel Review

Philosophy Green Apple 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review

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Demeter Tropical Dots Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray Review

Remember how I was blogging Demeter’s Newest Tootsie Collection a few weeks ago?

I couldn’t resist these! Leave it to Demeter to bring back my childhood with fragrances like Tootsie Rolls and Dots! Tropical Dots no less!

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Sugary sweet with a blend of fruits is pure perfect for Summer dontcha think? This one has a blend of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, and coconut! At first squirt I got the tart, semi-sweet smell of grapefruit which went strong until the dry down when I get touches of a tropical candy like smell that was simply delicious!

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I can’t help myself! I heart cute fragrances! If you’re looking for a Summer fragrance that’s both fun, funky, fruity and sweet this one is for you!

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The Muse Approves this one! Anything that brings back my childhood while making me smell pretty has to get an approval!

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The Tootsie Collection is available now from Demeter. Grab the Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray for $20 USD full size or a 1/2 oz mini splash fora mere $6 bucks! Feel like layering? Lotions, Shower Gels, and more are available in all the scents!

Happy Shopping!

Stay tuned for more reviews from the Tootsie Collection!

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Luxuriate in wonderful fragrance from your Muse by clicking through some past reviews!

Benefit B Spot Perfume Review

Lush Solid Perfume Review

Carol’s Daughter Jamaican Punch

Cynthia Rowley for Avon: Flower and Petal Fragrance

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Bath & Body Works Fall and Winter Collection 2008

I’m having my morning tea (geeks need geeky tea! Gotta love it! I’m partial to Prager’s blend) with some obscenely bad for you crumpets (these things should be illegal! Which is why I don’t buy them often! Bad! Bad! Bad!) this morning and I’m flipping through Bath and Body Works Look Book for Fall 2008.

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I can’t help but a tad bit disappointed as it appears they aren’t releasing as much as they did last year. I think this accounts for the spending habits of Americans right now in a way as last year they had a slew of items released and this year I imagine they are trying to keep it simple.

Anyway!

It’s an interesting selection however I think it’s safe to say the Temptation 3-1 Shower Gels won’t be making a reappearance anytime soon and they may very well be gone for good aside from possibly small releases such as the Hello Sugar! Collection.

Typical coupons inside!
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Black Amethyst is making a guest starring appearance on a five page spread lay out in the booklet. I got a lab sample of this and it’s rather deep and dark for Bath & Body Works. I’m testing it out and will review it shortly!

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A new Spa line entitled Shea Cashmere will be available shortly. It seems like a comfortable scent that sports major moisturizing benefits. I’m curious about this one!

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Body Cream $17.50 USD
Bubble Bath $18 USD
Body Lotion $16.50 USD

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Although the Sleep Collection is not new they have added quite a few items to the line up that are interesting. The items are scented with Warm Milk and Honey and are limited edition. Available as of September 3rd online and in shops. These come in heavy glass bottles and are definately vanity worth. They normally come in Lavender or Vanilla Lavender variations however I think that the Warm Milk and Honey sounds rather fitting for a “sleep” collection!

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Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Pillow Mist $10 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Body Lotion $13 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Massage Oil $16 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Luxe Bath $16.50 USD

Cancer survivor Marisa Accocella Marchetto teamed up with C.O. Bigelow to create an exclusive kit the proceeds of which go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each Kit is $36 USD and contains an array of C.O. Bigelow goodies housed in a cute cardboard suitcase.

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A very small sneak peak of this year’s Winter/Holiday Collection:

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Bit disappointed that the same old flavors are back for the Holiday selections. Although I am happy to see Twisted Peppermint back. A new Bath Parfait is being introduced as well which looks quite lovely.

Holiday Traditional Items will be available as soon as October 13! And as of November 3rd the Foaming Bath Parfait will be available for $12.50 USD.

And finally a few autumn bits to keep us happy!

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All in all a rather nice selection of goodies from Bath & Body Works!

Lemming any of these items?

Yearning for the Temptations to come back?

Tell the Muse!

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Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008 Sneak Peek

Bath and Body Works Fall and Winter Collections 2007

Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review

Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray Review


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