Bath & Body
I’ve been wanting to do a post about B for a very long time but I just never had the time to take the photos of my rather large stash of B! I’ve decided that it’s long overdo and I’m bringing you a tale of B today!
I’ll be doing the post in two separate parts. Part 1 will consist of B’s perfume line and Part 2 will consist of B’s cosmetic line! I was going to do a Part 3 discussing B’s Bath and Body lineup but I think it might be overkill so I’ll only cover that briefly (plus if I had to haul out my entire collection of B Bath and Body goodies I’d be here for the next year of my life).
If you’ve no idea what I am talking about allow me to explain a little.
B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful is Lush Cosmetic’s younger, groovier little sister (it’s also alot more expensive and posh than Lush is). B is not available in the US or any other country other then jolly old England so sadly it’s either order online and have it airmailed to you or hop the nearest plane to London to grab yourself some!
I’ve been collecting B products for about 4 years or so now. I visited B for the first time about 3-4 years old in London with one of my best mates and from that day on I was forever a fan and lover!
The store is something to behold and if you happen to live in London or are visiting do drop by 39 Carnaby Street for the full effect! It’s gorgeous and you’ll leave the store about $1000 dollars poorer while wiping the drool off your mouth and trying to snap yourself back into reality. I wish I had photos of my visit but sadly I do not! I’ve googled and you can locate images for yourself by clicking here.
If you’re expecting something similar to Lush you’ll be shocked to learn this is NOTHING like Lush. It’s completely different.
B consists of vegan friendly cosmetics, perfume, bath and body items. It’s mostly popular for it’s bejeweled cosmetics but it also has quite a cult following when it comes to it’s very different perfume line!
Scents have come and gone in the B line and at the moment there are eight scents as the main line up (seven of which I have tried and six of each I own!). Nine if you consider the Body Spray, Dirty, part of the line up!
Perfumes you’ll find at B are a unique, expensive experience that are well worth the price of omission in my personal opinion. If you have a taste for the posh and gorgeous these will appeal to you. Be warned they take some getting used. First sniff will almost always have you pulling back in dismay but slowly B perfumes grow on you and you become deeper and deeper in lust and love with them as time passes!
The thing I adore about B perfume is how exotic and unique they are. It’s something you can wear and not worry about smelling like the rest of the population which means you’ll truly have your very own personal scent as B is not exactly easy to get around these parts!
Prices on B perfume range from $90 and upwards (cheaper for smaller bottles or sprays!). These are not cheap in anyway, shape or form but they are well worth the disgusting price tag in my humble opinion!
Sadly, the Muse is unable to explain the perfumes because they are such a unusual blend of notes but I’ll do the best I can!
One of my favorite perfumes from B is entitled Love. The main notes in the blend are jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang. These combine to create a strangely citrus floral blend on me.
The only true way to describe the scent of Love and other B perfume is to sum it up as Old Hollywood. B perfumes remind me of vintage, retro, black and white Hollywood. Fay Wray, Joan Crawford, Vivian Leigh, Etc…
B perfumes all come in vintage victorian style bottles with a tasseled pump so it brings you way back into a gorgeous, glamorous era!
My second favorite scent would be Keep It Fluffy which is slightly on the sweet side but it too falls into the floral combination of rose, ylang ylang, and vanilla! It’s a very deep blend so don’t expect something light (don’t expect light from any B perfume).
Keep It Fluffy
My third favorite is Cocktail which is indeed a cocktail of different notes including cassia, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and other interesting bits!
My fourth favorite would be Two Hearts Beating As One which is a blend of jasmine, rose, and musk. It’s a very sophisticated floral combination that’s positively gorgeous!
My fifth favorite would be A Thousand Kisses Deep which is a blend of vanilla, asian spices, and musk (and a few other things). It’s quite an interesting blend and like all B perfumes glamorous and gorgeous!
A Thousand Kisses Deep
My sixth and least favorite perfume is B Scent which contains notes of sandalwood and jasmine over a base I can’t quite pinpoint. It’s difficult to describe B Scent but it’s not really a favorite of mine! Although, I like it well enough it’s not the first bottle I reach for!
Ladyboy and Breath of God are two other scents offered by B. I haven’t yet tried Breath of God and I can tell already I’ll hate it as it contains patchouli. Breath of God is pretty new and takes the place of another fragrance that used to be offered called Om which strangely enough contains a majority of the same notes as this new scent thus it’s just a rename I guess! Ladyboy is a scent I had purchased a while ago and absolutely hated. It was actually something I thought I’d love due to it’s notes but it’s terrible. It’s a violet banana blend that just doesn’t work at all and makes me gag and cringe (sorry B)!
B perfumes are sophisticated blends that are very “evening” wearable. They aren’t something you can spritz on for a light splash of scent. They are more of a “out on the town” scent that are very strong and lingering.
They take some getting used to but in the long run they are downright delightful (and addicting) once you’ve gotten a taste for them!
B extends most of these scents into Bath and Body goodies as well such as Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Lotions and other bits and bobs!
Keep It Fluffy Body Powder
Love and B Scent Body Sprays
If your tastes run to the unique, unusual, rare, and posh B Never is something you’ll want to try!
My Collection of B Perfumes
B Never perfumes (and everything B offers) is most definately Muse approved!
Tell the Muse!
I’m celebrating Halloween a month late as I just now received my lot of Ghost Shower Gel from Lush UK (I should add that it’s no fault of Lush UK that shipping took so long! I was participating in Lush Retro Races and my Ghost order was part of my Retro Race order thus the wait time!)! You may remember me previously blogging about this if not you can always take a skip through my past and click here to read all about Ghost prior to reading this review!
If you’re a fan of Lush Cosmetics you might remember a little cult item called Skinny Dip from ages past! Ghost quite reminds me of Skinny Dip with a bit of a twist! Skinny Dip was luscious, thick, creamy, and gorgeous and much to fans dismay, discontinued (as you become more and more of a Lush fan you realize how much hoarding and stashing large quantities of Lush away is essential to survival! Because once it’s gone it’s a difficult time mourning the lost of a hair product, bath bomb, or other essential item that you may use from day to day and suddenly have disappear!). If you suddenly develop a case of the lems for Skinny Dip you can always get it in it’s new form as a Buttercream but I will tell you the Buttercream is nothing like the original, gorgeous shower gel which I still mourn to this very day! I secretly believe that Mark decided to axe Skinny Dip because it had a tendency to go bad after 6 months or so (at least for me it did! I’d be the one that was stashing bottles of Skinny Dip in my fridge to keep them from going bad before I could use them! Later on in life I may (or may not) admit to purchasing a mini fridge to store all my Lush in but that’s a story for another day!) instead of it’s year expiration date but he’ll tell you it was because it wasn’t popular!
Anyway….I guess that was a rather long eulogy about my love affair with Skinny Dip and at this point you might very well wonder what I am on about! Well…Ghost is much like my beloved Skinny Dip and I’m so happy I did a nice large order for it! I ended up purchasing 5 bottles because I had figured if I hated it at least it would make great swap bait on MUA!
But swap bait be damned it’s now a part of my beauty vault as it’s wonderfully delightful! I was somewhat worried about the “scent of lillies” in a shower gel but to my delight it does somewhat smell like an offbeat Skinny Dip version! It’s quite milky, creamy, very, very very thick and just yum all the way around! When I say thick I’m talking about taking the cap off and putting the bottle over your head top side down and watching how it doesn’t slide out of the bottle at all! It doesn’t move! Magic my friends!
Yummie Ooey Gooey Ghost!
Now this is just from sniffing it in the bottle mind you! I’m not sure if the smell will be better or worst once I use it in the shower but I think it’s safe to say that this will turn out for the better once I lather up with it!
All in all I should have never been worried about Ghost not being a fabulous product because really it’s rare I run across something Lush puts out that isn’t blessedly wonderful! The only disappointing thing about Ghost would be it’s 250ML size (8.4oz)! I’d rather have had the 500ML (15oz) size offered at a bit more on the price tag but sadly I guess, for marketing purposes, they settled on making it in 250ML size! It’s ok I still heart it!
Cheers to Ghost! I think I might hop into a shower right now just so I can use it!
Tell me what you think!
It’s gone from both Lush US and Lush UK but you can always check E-bay or MUA!
Tell your Muse what you think if you ended up purchasing it!
I’ve been waiting eagerly for Bath and Body Works to package up their Temptations line into some gift sets for giving!
Two have made an appearance on the website!
Sweet Shack 3-1 Shower Gel Set $20USD
One Sweet Season Lotion Gift Set $17.50USD
Here’s a nice list of Christmas Goodies that won’t break the bank!
Grab yourself a chunky 2oz Peppermint Candy Soap from E-Bubbles for a mere $2! Or get a few to tuck on top of pressies and packages as a little something extra for a friend or family member! $2 can’t break the bank
With less than $5, $4.75 to be exact, you can get three peppermint flavored Lollipop Lipglosses from E-Bubbles! Not bad for breaking them up and also including them as a little something extra! Tie a ribbon around one with a tag and slap it on your present as part of the “To:” “From:” details How many girls do you know that don’t adore lipgloss!
For $3 you can choose from a ton of different Fizzmos Holiday Bath Bombs! White Chocolate Moose, Snowball, and Sugar Plum Fairy will all tuck nicely into a stocking for anyone who adores taking baths!
Are you gifting a palette this season? Why not include some girl2go Naked Eye Makeup Remover Pads for $5 or some girl2go Make-Up A Go Go Make-Up Remover Wipes for $4.50!
Give the gift of gloss for $10 bucks! Get any two glosses from a slew of different flavors and brands at Bath and Beauty Works!
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Peppermint Lipgloss
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Spearmint Lipgloss
C.O. Bigelow Frosty Cinnamint Lipgloss
Goldie Mini Lipgloss (Available in several colors)
Liplicious Lipgloss (Available in Grape Soda, Cotton Candy, and Array of Tasty Treats!)
I spoke about this briefly before but it’s worth a remention! $3.50 nabs you a Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Bath Bomb Fizzy! Mmmm! Love this one! Best Deal around!
Casidy’s Closet on Etsy has a set of five mini Holiday Soaps for $6! Each is individually wrapped and ready for gift giving!
If you love Etsy as much as I do you might want to sneak a peek at some more Holiday goodies! Check in with Dug Shop and get yourself some cherry scented Holiday Light Soaps! If you’re not loving Cherry you can always have a custom blend in any number of scents special for you! These are available in your choice of color and scent! I’m partial to red and cherry myself! $1.50 each can’t go wrong for that!
It’s not very Christmas like but if you’re really lemming some Sanrio fun you can nab a 4 pack of Hello Kitty soaps custom scented in your choice of scent for $3! Thanks Dug Shop the Muse loves Hello Kitty and will definately take a batch of these!
Want something mini? Want it for cheap? Get a tin of Sephora Cream Shimmer Shadows in two colors for $4! Comes with a tin and mini shimmer shadows!
I love loose shadow powders with attached applicators! Know the ones? Dip and slip it across your eyes for easy application! I’m sure you’ve seen them around! You can get some for $4 in an array of colors at Sephora!
A party kit for $10! Do you eyes up fancy for the Holiday! Sephora’s My Party Kit includes everything you’ll need! A Silver Keepsake box that includes a shadow, glitter eyeliner, false lashes, and a lipshine!
Giving Lush as a gift or an extra little something doesn’t always have to be expensive!
Grab some of these sweet deals for $9.95-$10.95!
Secret Santa $9.95
Includes Bob Soap and Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar
Rock Chick $10.95
Includes Creamy Candy Bubble Bar and Star Shaped Rock Star Soap
Best deal ever! Your girly girl friends will love you for buying them this!
Includes Mr Butterball Bath Bomb and Chunk of Ice Blue Soap
What are some of your budget picks for the season!?
I love interesting gifts and I really go out of my way to locate unique gifts for friends and family!
I found this rather awesome little shop on E-bay called Sunflower Gardens that sells thee most interesting little soaps I ever did see!
A Slice of Cake Soap
These slices of Soap run from about $5-$10 or so and are HUGE!!!!! Plus they look like the real thing (and smell like it)!
I just find them ultra cute and I think they’d make such a killer stocking stuffer or little Christmas gift for your mailgirl (if you have a mail girl), or a nurse at your doctor’s office, or anyone really!
I mean who wouldn’t want a big old slice of cake that smells yummie, lathers up like a dream, and comes shaped like a big chunk of delicious cake!
I know the Muse is liking these!
What do you think?
Chocolate Cream Pie Slice of Soap
Oreo Cookie Chocolate Pie Slice of Soap
Key Lime Pie Slice of Soap
Neapolitan Ice Cream Slice of Soap
If cake is not your bag that’s ok Sunflower Gardens has brownies, ice cream, pies, cupcakes, poundcake, cheesecake, and anything else your mind (and stomach) might be dreaming about in a soap!
Sincerely, how cute are soaps that are shaped like brownies, ice creams, and cakes! I’m hungry now!
Brownies Ala Mode (Yes! It’s most definately soap so don’t try and eat it!)
Check out Sunflower Gardens for yourself! I’m positive you’ll find at least one item that will strike you as a cool gift!