Bath & Body
All my lovely Canadian readers should be happy about this one!
Exclusively at Sears in Canada as of October 18th you can visit your nearest Sears fragrances department and with the purchase of a Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum you can get a free copy of Sex and the City on DVD!
On occasion I’ll do a post about an item that my lovely Canadian readers are unable to get and I always here groans in my comment box about how unfair it is that they can’t get it…so now it’s the Muse’s turn to sadly sigh and say “No Fair!”
I want a free copy of Sex and the City!
Get further information about Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely by visiting Sears Canada or Sarah Jessica Parker Beauty!
During my last UK Lush Order I failed to order Lush B Electro Soap which is Lush’s newest soap that’s available for a limited time, thank god for that.
I’m not the biggest fan of B Electro considering that it reminds me of another soap Lush used to make entitled Happy….I believe it was Happy don’t quote me on that though (many Lush soaps have come and gone through the Muse’s life and she can’t remember them all, especially if they sucked!).
It lathers really well however doesn’t offer any moisturizing as most Lush soaps do. I think about the only good thing about it, is it’s cool neon color and the neon suds it creates in my shower! I feel like I need a dark light so I can take a shower while my body is partially submerged in bits of neon green suds! During this time I could also play bad 80’s Cyndi Lauper songs and bop around the shower stall singing about how girls just want to have fun (stranger things have been known to happen in the Muse’s shower!).
I normally dislike shopping for Lush in store considering people put their grubby, sweaty hands on everything in the store which is about the time the Muse has a total freak attack over the germs…oh god the germs…..Ahhhh! Lord knows some of these people may have picked their nose prior to picking up that bath bomb!
You can relate if A. You’ve shopped at Lush before or B. Don’t dig strangers touching soap and other items that you’ll be using on your body or face!
I got sucked into the pull of buying a chunk of B Electro when an SA calmly explained to me that the entire slab was brand new and just put out, she promised, swore on her dear old dead grandmere, and on her unborn child that it indeed was new. I quickly took her word for it and decided ok I’ll buy a slice since I’m here already! Later on my friend Jamie reminded me that several people were in the store during this time and could have possibly touched it before I entered shop…thanks Jamie…Love you.
I quickly realized when I got it home that this wasn’t for me. Although it’s a nice enough soap and suds up beautiful and of course as I mentioned it’s freaking neon green (that along should make us all wet our pants in excitement!), this is sadly all it has going for it. I sniffed it casually when in the store but when I did finally get around to using it I just wasn’t digging the scent.
Sheesh I hate giving Lush a poor review. I love Lush but this just didn’t do it for me! I had hoped and wished for a bright, citrus scent and B Electro does have have a nice fruity, citrus smell but it also has an underlay of fennel and rose which pulls through way more prominently then it’s base of grapefruit. I don’t mind the rose but bringing together rose, fennel, grapefruit and jasmine and you pretty much have disaster in a bar of soap!
Sadly, B Electroc failed to do much for me and my $10 piece quickly made it’s way into the nearest trash can however I keep hope alive that one day Lush will create another masterpiece of a citrus soap like Sexy Peel and all will be right again with the world! Until that time no more exciting neon green shower experiences here!
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As the weather gets colder the nesting urge comes on rather strong. You know the feeling I’m sure. It’s that feeling of wanting to stay home more often, cuddled up in your warm bed or on the couch watching a great DVD with friends or family while sipping hot chocolate or maybe by yourself with a nice pair of warm socks and a good book!
One of my favorite things to do come the cold weather is take long, warm baths! I swear that Fall and Winter is bathing season! I rarely take long, warm baths in the Summer but come the cold weather I’m jumping in the tub every night to relax and unwind after work!
I simply couldn’t resist Bath and Body Works New Sweet Dreams Collection as it has luxurious written all over it and of course appeals to that nesting urge of my personality.
Last night I treated myself to an amazingly warm, relaxing bath filled with Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Bath Wash in Warm Milk and Honey. If bathing in softly scented bubbles of Warm Milk and Honey wasn’t enough I decided to add a capful of Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Massage Oil! Mmm truly a relaxing experience after a really long day! I sat in the tub for over an hour with my eyes closed and just soaked it all up! Slap me and call me silly but I swear it totally worked at unwinding me and making me feel sleepy. Right after I promptly went to bed in a cloud of beautiful Milk and Honey Scented hair and body (the Muse loves to dunk her head when she’s in the tube thus her hair was left smelling rather wonderful after her bath!).
It’s difficult to explain the scent of Warm Milk and Honey but I’m pretty sure that Bath and Body Works did a rather fabulous job of re-creating the scent. Milk and Honey manages to be both warm and fresh with touches of vanilla, sugar, lemon, and honey. The scent starts off very fresh and light with a touch of lemon but quickly morphs into a spicy vanilla and follows up with warm touches of honey! It’s a proven fact that scent has a way of evoking feelings and emotions in individuals and in this case Warm Milk and Honey makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and as my eye lids grew heavier and heavier while I was laying in the tube I firgured it was about time to get out!
I was sad to see the experience end but tonight I’ll be doing the same thing….I’m addicted!
Bath and Body Works Body Wash in Warm Milk and Honey can be used in your shower or bath tub for a moisturizing bathing experience. The scent isn’t overpowering and the formula isn’t drying to the skin. It doesn’t leave behind an overwhelming scent so if you’d like to layer on your favorite body lotion or perfume after using this it won’t clash with your chosen fragrance!
Bath and Body Works Massage Oil in Warm Milk and Honey was a pleasant surprise. When I first got it I was thinking to myself what in the world am I going to do with this? Turns out it multitasks as a moisturizer on rough elbows and knees, you can use it to shave with, or use a bit in a warm bath for an all over moisturizing experience. I’ll be purchasing a second one of these after I’ve used the first bottle.
On top of really great contents the Bath and Body Works Sleep Collection has some seriously beautiful packaging. The massage oil comes in a heavy cobalt glass bottle. If you’re a sucker for gorgeous packaging you’ll really appreciate the elegant, old world appeal of the bottles and jars the Sleep Collection comes packed in and of course, want to display them on a shelf in your bathroom.
All in all I’m very pleased with these two items and I’m Muse Approving them for purchase! It was nice coming home after a very long day to soak in the tub. I think I even appreciated it more than normal since I’ve been feeling rather weak since I’ve been sick! It was the perfect cure all for my hacking cough and stuffy noise!
The entire Bath and Body Works Sleep Collection is available now on the Bath and Body Works website and at your local Bath and Body Works store. The collection includes other items as well that I didn’t feature here, do check them out, the Muse has her eye on the pillow mist!
Have you tried the Bath and Body Works Sleep Collection?
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Holy Christmas Batman!
I said it before, I’ll say it again, it’s way too bloody early for me to be talking about Holiday and Winter Collections!
I want to just enjoy the Fall season a little while longer! Ow well if you’re feeling a bit Christmas-like this beautiful Fall afternoon you might want to head over to QVC and type in item number A86813 and lay your eyes on this:
Tis Philosophy’s Snowman 3 in 1 Shower Gel! We had the Milk Man, we had the Ice Cream Man, we had the Gingerbread Man…lord knows Philosophy is running out of men to give us! Now they are gifting us with The Snowman!
This is the super-size, 32oz, available exclusively from QVC for $22.49 USD. I personally haven’t seen this little guy anywhere else and it’s possible we may not see him anywhere else for a while!
So if you want him, you’ll have to head over to QVC to nab him!
I’m not sure I’ll purchase him as the reviews I’ve read seem to say he may spell like Philosophy The Gingerbread Man even though his description reads that he’s fresh and frosty!
Hmmm remains to be seen I guess!
We shall see if the Muse gives in to her urges and nabs some Philosophy The Snowman for her very self!
For now you can visit QVC and read the reviews for yourself and come back to tell me what you think!
Want him for yourself?
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Philosophy Holiday Collection 2008
Philosophy Green Apple Shower Gel Review
Philosophy The Haunted House Review
Philosophy Fall Collection 2008
Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer Review
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I’m always so terrible with my fragrance reviews but I couldn’t help but want to test out and review Ralph Lauren Notorious for you this week!
It’s been a while in between my Ralph Lauren purchases and normally I indulge in his “fun” scents like Ralph, Ralph Rocks, Etc….however I took a step way up the ladder of sophication when I tried out Ralph Lauren Notorious for the first time last week! It’s seen been a staple fragrance in my wardrobe for the over a week since using it.
It is an Eau de Parfum which makes the staying power fantastically long wearing while lingering throughout the day and into the night! Two squirts pretty much gets me well into the evening which is especially good considering how my body chemistry sucks up fragrance extremely quick leading me to have to re-touch up throughout the day.
The scent is a very provocative, oriental blend that has traces of fresher notes like Italian Bergamot and Vanilla. It’s sophisticated enough for evening wear but manages to keep a lighter side that’s perfectly lovely for a work day as well. I was slightly frightened of the drydown notes of patchouli however it remains timelessly elegant.
The price is affordable at $45 USD for a 1 oz bottle of Eau de Parfum and the scent is works very well as a day or evening fragrance! All in all Ralph Lauren Notorious definately gets my seal of approval for purchase! Even thought it’s outside my normal, I really liked this one alot and Muse Approve it for purchase!
You can learn more about Notorious by visiting the Ralph Lauren site.
What are your favorite Ralph Lauren fragrances?
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