Bath & Body
mark has a brand new collection of Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Scented products. The collection includes a slew of luxurious, inexpensive goodies to scent you up with a blend of sugar coated cranberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
Sounds berry-lish to this Muse!
Jump ahead for a peep!
mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Body Butter ($8)
Drench skin in a berry melody with this body butter!
mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Shower Wash ($6)
Lather up with this moisturizing shower gel!
mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Moisture Milk ($6)
Step put of your shower and hydrate your skin with this moisturizing lotion! Tip: Layering products will make the scent linger longer!
mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Scent Mist ($12)
Mist up with this unique blend of berries!
Overall, the mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Collection is a unique blend of berries. I’m quite interested to see what the combination of cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry smells like. I suspect intensely sweet which is exactly how I like my fragrances. It’s inexpensive so it’s a rather nice little treat for yourself without breaking the bank. I think I’ll snag the mist to start.
It’s available now from the mark website!
Be saintly…or full of sin, no matter which Kat Von D understands your twisted personality. Her new fragrance release is getting quite a few raves and looks like on top of the brand new perfumes she’s gone and released a few other exciting items.
Jump for it!
If you’re not quite ready to dish out the dough for Kat Von D Parfum in it’s full size try out the new Kat Von D Rollerball in Saint or Sinner for $16 Each.
Each of Kat’s new scents is housed inside an easy to apply roll on bottle for quickie touch ups on the fly or as an inexpensive way to treat yourself to these decadent new fragrances!
If you’re up for a little bit of fabulously chic you can try out Kat Von D Purser Spray for $42 Each available in both Saint and Sinner. These portable purse sprays look like they are made up of some sort of silver. Quite nice to look at that’s for sure!
I’m dying to indulge myself.
Kat Von D’s new fragrances are available now at Sephora.
Oh Justin’s bringing back all kinds of sexy with the new Givenchy fragrance for men, PLAY.
Givenchy PLAY was inspired by the lifestyle of today’s man, characterized by freedom of action and freedom of movement. Available in EDT and Intense EDT this scent was formulated by Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac under the direction of Givenchy’s ‘brand nose’ Francoise Donche.
Givenchy PLAY contains top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Bitter Orange, and Grapefruit with a bottom layer of Vetiver and Patchouli and a middle base of Black Pepper and Coffee Flower.
If you’re a fan of Justin you might want to visit the official fragrance site as it has exclusive behind-the-scents footage from the photo shoot and desktop wallpaper as well as being able to shop for the fragrance and enter for a chance to win an autographed bottle of PLAY by Justin.
PLAY is available for purchase at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Sephora beginning August 2009.
The Muse went to Ibiza once when she was 12, it’s obviously been too long since that trip. I do remember thinking, even back than, omg cute guys and paradise. These things do wander through a pre-teen’s mind on occasion.
Since I haven’t been to Ibiza since I’ve been settling for partying like I’m there with Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo!
Let the games begin!
Jump for it!
Ibiza Party Shampoo was created in the good old days and recently was brought back (as it was discontinued long ago) to the Retro Lush Collection. The shampoo was created for clubbers…what? I don’t make this stuff up, Lush does. It contains lemon, grapefruit and pimento berry to keep your hair shiny and awake into the early hours…again that’s all Lush talkin’ there. The thing is I think they slipped a little hemp in my bottle because it smells like hemp and citrus, w00t I’m really going to party like it’s 1999 now!
I’m not too keen on the smell even after all these years of using it but I do so admit it keeps my hair incredibly light feeling, frizz and tangle free, and just squeaky clean. God, I love you Lush for making everyday a good hair day.
Get it while the getting is good as it is part of Retro Lush so who knows how long it’ll stick around.
Start partying peeps!
Winter is around the bloody corner isn’t it? How did that happen so fast. Well, if the Muse is being honest she doesn’t really need cold, harsh weather to feel the dry, itchy, tightness that makes up her skin. My mother gave birth to a little baby crocodile because my elbows and knees are so dry it’s absurd. I have to keep at them constantly by scrubbing away dead skin and moisturizing as much as possible to keep them nice and soft. Miss a single day and it’s back to dry, flaky skin! Yak!
I got the chance to test out a new inexpensive beauty budget collection from St. Ives which is keeping my skin nice and hydrated right now and should keep it so throughout the long winter ahead!
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Considering the Muse is the first to sob at the state of the economy I’ve been keeping an eye out for any and all good budget beauty finds however they are so very few and in between. However, one great score is the new St. Ives Mineral Therapy Collection. Guys, def head into store for a sniff if possible as these smell so very heavenly which gives them a proper A+. Aside from smelling great they are heavily moisturizing and hydrating plus the formula contains no parabens or phytalates. The line includes three brand new products all $6.99 or under so you aren’t breaking the bank by indulging.
St. Ives Moisturizing Mineral Therapy Body Wash ($2.99-$3.99) is a freshly scented moisturizing body wash made with natural ingredients. The formula is not tested on animals nor does it contain animal ingredients plus the bottle is made up of 20% post-consumer recycled material. The body wash is a smooth, creamy blend that lathers up very well and leaves skin silky and smooth. It’s not drying in the least and it feels heavenly to my dry, crocodile skin.
St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Polish ($6.99) is an exfoliating body scrub that is simply awesome. Muse Approval for this one. The formula is a thick, gooey paste much like shea butter with fine crystals blended in to gently exfoliate skin. It starts off as a moisturizing butter that scrubs away dead skin and later turns into a soft, smooth lather that rinses clean away. It’s a gem, definitely purchase this if nothing else from the line. They have it available in three formulas which are Oatmeal & Shea Butter (gentle polishing made with oatmeal and shea), Collagen Elastin (Collagen and Elastin proteins for younger, smoother skin), and Mineral Therapy (blend of minerals). I tried the Mineral Therapy and it smells just as heavenly as the wash does. The scrub works very gently but still manages to whisk away icky dry flakes while leaving skin super soft and super smooth. Loves it. It’s one of the few scrubs I’ve tried that doesn’t scrub away to the bone….I’m sure you know what I mean. Some scrubs are mega harsh this is ever so gentle and still works at making my skin smooth.
Finally, you can follow up your hydrating experience with St. Ives Replenishing Mineral Therapy Advanced Moisturizer ($4.99). This is a thick, creamy intensely moisturizing body lotion to keep skin soft. If you experience dry, itchy skin in the colder weather this will be a welcome relief to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
Count the Muse impressed with the St. Ives Mineral Therapy Collection. It’s great, inexpensive way to get smooth skin. If you’re looking for a budget friendly option I recommend these as they are truly good. Worthy of a pick up me thinks.
Muse Approved for purchase.
What are some of your fav St. Ives products?
I remember loving the St. Ives Apricot Scrub when I was in my teens. I seriously need to rediscover St. Ives as I forget how bleeding great it is.
Visit www.stives.com for further information plus check out the revamped packaging as the entire line is sporting new clothes!