Tis the Season for Egg Nog
If you’re so inclined you can drink it as well as smell like it thanks to Demeter!
Tis the Season for Egg Nog
If you’re so inclined you can drink it as well as smell like it thanks to Demeter!
Each and every year Lush always tempts me with a wonderful array of yummie goodies for my bathing pleasure! This year, like any other year, is no different.
I’m eager to start making my Lush list and checking it twice!
I always end up purchasing a ton of Lush for myself and tons for friends and family members!
Lush always has a year end promotion with free goodies and such but I just can’t wait for that! I need my Lush RIGHT AWAY!
Here’s my Lush Wish List:
Christmas would simply not be Christmas if your Muse can’t have a nice big block of Snowcake under her tree!
Creamy, moisturizing, marzipan goodness! My love affair with Snowcake is known far and wide and I end up with quite a bit stashed into gifts from friends and of course, purchased for myself! This year the kind people at Lush UK have even offered up a yummie Snowcake Shower Gel to keep the Muse happy so I’ll be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in my shower for the next several months with both my stash of soap and shower gel!
Head into your local Lush for a nice big chunk to hold you out till next year because sadly, my dear friends, when it’s gone, it’s gone and won’t make it’s reappearance until next year!
Now since we are on the most lovely topic of Snowcake might the Muse mention that she has added Lush Pud Bath Bomb to her wish list! If you happen to be new to Lush or this is your first Christmas with Lush than you probably don’t know that Lush Pud is scented with our most beloved scent of Snowcake! Mmmm!
This year we have two flavors of Pud to choose from. It’s regular Bath Bomb size and a Jumbo Bath Bomb which includes two Holiday soaps, Snowcake and Bob!
Lush never fails to come out with something jumbo in all the years I’ve been purchasing it. Last year they had a most wonderful large size Santa’s Hat bomb that was scented in the delightful Honey I Washed the Kids (It was so big I still have left over pieces from last year!) and the year before on Valentine’s Day they offered a heart shaped bomb that was scented in Creamy Candy Bath! Mmmm!
The moral of the story is that this is a great deal because you can get quite a few baths out of this LARGE bomb! I normally place mine in a large ziploc bag and drop the bag onto the floor once or twice and it’ll split into pieces big enough to plop in your bath! Of course, the Muse has seen a few people that are daring enough to just throw the entire thing into the tub and have a most expensive bath!
Something that always, always, have I said always? Always ends up in my cart come Christmas would be Snow Fairy. The best way to describe Snow Fairy is to call it crack in a bottle. Indeed, it’s that addicting. I get at least 5 large bottles (At one time it was 10) each year to keep me happy and sweetly scented until it’s reappearance next Christmas! Again, like Snowcake, when it’s gone, it’s gone and may or may not be back next year so the stashing and hoarding it away is a normal routine for your Muse!
Snow Fairy is a most difficult scent to describe but I shall do my best. It’s a fruity, cherryish, vanillish, with an underlay of the most gorgeous candy! It’s exactly what all girly girl’s need in their shower! I even wash my hair with it when I’m feeling quite frisky and daring! Oh my I imagine I’m breaking some sort of hair law by washing my locks with a shower gel but one whiff of Snow Fairy and I imagine I can convince even the snottiest stylish this is a must!
Shockingly enough Lush US is actually offering Cocktail Soap! Cocktail is a scent exclusive to Lush’s sister store Bnever and has never been available outside of the UK. Bnever shops are exclusive to the UK (although rumors abound that they may be headed to the US soon).
Now, Cocktail is quite a favorite scent of mine and difficult to explain. It reminds me of glamorous Old Hollywood! It’s quite floral and with so many notes that the actual blend is too complicated to pick apart. The good news is that if you adore sophiscated floral blends this would be the soap for you! The Muse normally picks up Cocktail soap from Bnever when she travels into London or she gets it packaged into her UK orders from Lush however she’s happy, very happy, to say that Lush US is offering Cocktail Soap for your pleasure this Holiday season! Could this be an omen of things to come? Your Muse hopes so!
Last year, the Muse’s beloved Bubble Bar was renamed and called “Holiday” bubble bar. The Muse is on strike and she REFUSES to call it that! It’s original name, and the name the Muse sticks to, is Ruby Red Slippers. Why the name change the Muse hasn’t a clue but the good news is that Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) is back in stock and ready for my purchasing pleasure! Ruby Red Slippers are glittery red and sexy as sin! The scent is a warm, spicy smell of carnations with a touch of vanilla and 100% perfection! I stock up on as many of these as I possibly can to get me through the long, cold winter! The luxury of slipping into a tub full of red sparkly water with tons of bubbles and a warm, spicy scent is something the Muse adores spoiling herself with! So Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) always make an appearance on my wish list!
The sparkling, effervescent scent of Champagne Snow Showers is a favorite of mine but sadly the jelly just makes me cry in agony. Lush Jellies aren’t the most easiest thing in the world to use! Thankfully I don’t have to miss out on this gorgeous blend of sparkling citrus! I just load my cart with Christmas Party Bath Bombs and I have the same scent as Champange Snow Showers in my bath!
Some girls hate her because she contains a ton of glitter and bits and pieces to SURPRISE you in your bath! I personally love her and she’s right properly deemed a Christmas Party as once she hits the water she fizzes, spins, and whirls around my tub showering it with tiny stars, sparkles, and other fun bits and pieces (if you really can’t stand the though of these bits in your tub the Muse suggests placing her in a knee high before lowering her into the tub and all the bits will be trapped within the knee high and not your tub!)
Butterball is quite a favorite bomb of mine but I’ll tell you a secret shhhhhh….I really like when he converts himself to MR BUTTERBALL for the Holiday season! I’m not sure why he becomes so proper during the Holiday season but I do enjoy the look of him during Christmas! He turns from an ordinary little Butterball into a cute, chubby Snowman during the Holidays and the Muse delights in what a wonderful little extra gift he makes for friends or family! He doesn’t last in this cute size for long so if you love him get a few before he disappears and makes his reappearance as plain old Butterball!
If you happen to love Snow Fairy as much as this girl does then you might just want to get your hands on a few Candy Cane bubble bar slices. The name is quite deceiving so don’t go around thinking that this might smell of mint because that it does not. Candy Cane bubble bar slice is another product, like our Butterball, that transforms itself from Creamy Candy Bar to Candy Cane come the Holidays! It smells much the same as Snow Fairy with a bit more vanilla and less fruity but it’s all quite candy and creamy to me! And fear not it won’t disappear when Christmas is over! It’ll just go back to being Creamy Candy Bubble Bar instead and available for your purchasing pleasure year round!
Finally my list would not be complete without including some Christmas Angels into my shopping cart! These fine bombs are scented in a minty chocolate combo that will have you feeling quite the refined lady whilst soaking away in your tub! Christmas Angel is quite ready and available for your shopping needs after Christmas so don’t go to crazy in ordering tons of these guys! As cute as they are you can get your share after Christmas by simply buying it without it’s Holiday clothes in simple Haagen Bath form!
I do believe that pretty much wraps up what I want from Lush this year! How about you? New to Lush? Love Lush? What are you getting for yourself or friends and family?
Tell the Muse!
Escada’s latest scent is available for purchase from Nordstrom!
Count the Muse excited as it has “sparkle” in the name! However, the bottle isn’t thrilling me hmmmm…I like the old style bottles better!
Oh well! I’m still loving the top notes of strawberry and red apple!
It’s in the shopping cart!
Escada Moon Sparkle as seen on Nordstrom.com
Two bath products that I adore from Skindazzles are the Bath Bombs and the Shea Boom Candy!
The Bath Bombs and Shea Boom Candy are rotated in scent as seasons and holidays change so check back often for new scents on both! At the moment my little eye spies scents like Candy Cane Cake and Gingerbread in celebration of Christmas, which will soon be upon us!
Bath Bombs are your standard bath fizzies that fizz, pop and swirl around in your tub making your bath water soft and beautifully scented! I find the scents in the bombs quite strong and lasting! I have many places I buy bath bombs from and Skindazzles makes some of my favorites!
Shea Boom Candy is a treat for your body! If you like your bath water moisturizing and soft these wonderful candies are what you seek! They are soft and squishy and melt away happily in your tub as you bath scenting the water and making your skin soft and sweet! I normally crumble this under running water but you can float it in your bath water and laze while it melts away! Upon exiting your bath you’ll see how gorgeously smooth your skin will feel!
Bath Bombs and Shea Boom Candy at Skindazzles are most definately fitting for bathers on a budget, bombs are $3.70 and candies are $3.
Please keep in mind prior to ordering from Skindazzles that airmail shipping applies as it’s a business located within Canada however shipping prices are fairly reasonable if you get a few items!
You’re Muse happens to love unique perfumes that she can’t get in regular shops that sell fragrance! My tastes in fragrance run to the unusual I guess and when I’m seeking something sweet, foody, or unique I visit with the gorgeous Ashley Peldon at Starring Fragrances to get my fix!
I have many, many, a bottle of cocktails that Ashley, herself, has created! The scents at Starring Fragrances are mostly in the foody range so if you’re a grave lover of scents that smell of cookies, cakes, or gorgeous decadent foody items this would be the spot you want to grab some very interesting blends!
Ashley has recently extended her popular perfume line and is now doing custom blended hair and body care items such as lotions and shampoos! I haven’t personal tried any of the new products but I can give my Muse approval to the wonderful perfume blends that are created at Starring Fragrances!
The thing that totally sells me on these perfumes is the incredible staying power and special notes within each perfume! One or two sprays is all you need to smell completely edible and delicious all day long! Upon spraying one of these you can distinctively pick out the notes with the perfume which is so amazing. If I spray myself with my favorite blend, The Scream Queen, I don’t get one particular scent from the perfume I can smell all sorts of notes through the blend all day long! As the day progresses and the perfume dries down and heats up with my body temperature I can smell the tart sweetness of the berries, the luscious vanilla ice cream, and the yummie bubble gum!
If you’re looking for a unique experience in your perfume world Starring would be a great place to start!
Some of the Muse’s favorite blends:
The Scream Queen
Yummie Berries, Vanilla Ice Cream and Bubble Gum!
Yellow Cake with fluffy marshmallow!
Strawberry and Cherry Licorice! Mmmm!
Who Spiked the Cupcakes?
Yummie cotton candy, vanilla cupcakes, and frosting! Oh my how decadent!
With a Cherry on Top
White Cake, Marshmallow, and of course Cherries!
Starring also does a line of tarts which are fantastic as well! If having your house scented with yummie baked treats sounds tempting do check out the tart line up!
Starring Fragrances is Muse approved and I can’t say enough good things about this great little e-shop!
The customer service is fantastic and packages are shipped in a very timely manner with little to no wait time! Ashley is extremely sweet and accommodating with requests if you should have any! Starring does ship via parcel post which makes the Muse impatient as her goodies normally end up taking from 7-10 days to arrive. This can’t be helped as all liquid must be shipped via US parcel post by law! Starring even has a Frequent Buyer Reward System that offers various discounts with each order you make!
The Muse always tries to get nice goodies for you and Ashley has been kind enough to offer readers of Musings of a Muse a special treat and as it’s Halloween it’s always nice to get a treat or two!
You can try out a 1oz perfume for 1/2 Price from Starring Fragrances by entering code MUSE during checkout! This is a great deal as perfume’s run $26 at the normal price!
Go get yourself a sweet treat for Halloween and tell the Muse all about it!