Bath & Body

Solution For Great Hair Days, Detox with Baby Shampoo!

Sometimes the simple products work the best.

You may have read in my past posts or in my most recent review that my hair is silicon free. My hair for the most part is free of silicons thanks to Lush hair care. Although Lush does an AMAZING job of keeping my hair clean, beautiful, and bad hair day free I do occasionally want to be extra gentle to my locks while adding in a bit of silicon as sometimes my hair craves that extra weight and moisture that silicon products provide. That’s when I reach for a simple product that won’t break the bank, works really well, and doesn’t load my hair up with a ton of build up!

My god, what is this amazing product that keeps your hair gorgeous Muse?

Baby Shampoo.

It’s cheap, it smells beautiful, and it’ll give you some sincerely great hair days.

Serious.

Since most brands of kids and baby shampoo hair care are made extra gentle and do not contain as many silicons and harsh ingredients as regular shampoo does it’s the perfect solution for getting your hair super clean, gives great condition and moisture, and is super gentle on your locks without causing serious build up.

Since babies and kids have such fine hair they need something gentle to take care of their hair without causing breakage and buildup thus many brands including the popular Johnson & Johnson line create various hair care solutions that are catered towards children.

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Although I’m sure I’ll get hell for this from everyone I do admit to washing my hair every single day. Yes, I do. I just don’t feel clean if I haven’t scrubbed my hair up. My hair always behaves amazingly well thanks to a combination of using Lush and baby shampoo.

At the moment my must have kids shampoo is L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2 in 1 Kangaroo’s Mangoroo Shampoo. Hey…sue me..I like Dr. Seuss what can I say?

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In all seriousness I really dig the smell. It’s a sweet, fruity scent that’s really lingers well so much so that people next to me will ask what I washed my hair with or what am I wearing. The formula is super gentle and moisturizing even for someone like me with wavy, curly hair that’s extremely long.

I switch my Lush shampoos and conditioners for this twice a week and my hair always seems to thank me for adding it into the mix of things. I find I have less frizz, better manageability, a beautiful scent, plus my hair fairly squeaks it’s so clean!

So the Muse’s moral of this story is that baby and kids shampoo is super cheap and works super well at keeping your hair in beautiful condition!

Head on down the baby aisle and score yourself a few bottles. This particular bottle that I am raving about cost me $1.79 USD! Go firgure!

Awesome hair days await you for under $2 bucks!

The Muse Approves baby shampoo for use!

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Release your inner child and start walking down the path to softer hair, less frizz, and better hair days!

P.S. Yes I’m dead serious in case you’re sitting there scratching your head over this post! Go get some baby shampoo and stop reading this!

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Lush White Wedding Bath Bomb

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A million years ago Lush had a great bath bomb that was called Wedding Bouquet I believe…..it’s been so long now I dare say I forget but the funny thing is I bet I have a few in my bath bomb pile waiting to be used from past UK parties!

Well…anyway….

The moral of the story is that Lush now has a NEW bath bomb they released called White Wedding. I could be wrong but I think this probably smells similiar to Wedding Bouquet bomb I mentioned and if that’s the case you’re in for a serious treat! The bergamot note tells me that maybe we are in store for a seriously beautiful fizzy, yummie smell bath bomb!

I’m going to stop by Lush and grab a few and let you know what I think! If you can’t wait for my review head to your local Lush or click around online and nab a few for yourself! Each bomb is $5.95 USD and only for those that truly want to spoil themselves!

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What are your favorite Lush bath bombs?

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Lush Lily Savon Soap Review

I don’t really like florals all that much. When it comes to fragrances I prefer sweet, fruity, or foody blends. I love, love smelling sweet. I just associate sweet smells with being girly for some reason.

However, some products that are floral smelling occasionally make there way onto my radar one of which is Lush Limited Edition Shower Gel Ghost. A few months ago I brought some Ghost and promptly fell in love with the interesting, refreshing lily blend of it.

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No doubt that Lily Savon smells like Lily of the Valley but I get more from it than that. It’s a bit lemony, a bit floral, and all fresh! I adore washing my hair with Ghost and pairing it up with this soap! The scent seems to linger with me all day and I just smell so fresh and gorgeous!

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The soap is pure perfection, as all Lush soaps are, and lathers up like a dream! It’s quite like a slice of butter…..so soft, melty, and moisturizing! And that heavenly scent of lilies! The subtlety of this blend is both girly and gorgeous!

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This one is on my must have list! Definitely try it out your next trip to Lush! The Muse loves it!

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Beauty on a Budget: L’Oreal Studio Perfect Fix and Studio Soothness Smoothing Cream Review

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I was recently given a few L’oreal hair care products for review so I thought I’d slap them in my Beauty on a Budget section and give you the low down on these two new products from L’Oreal.

I got both the L’Oreal Studio Perfect Fix Ultra-Fine Spray and the Studio Smoothness Smoothing Cream. Since they are both for hair management I figured I’d review them together!

The good news is I actually like both.

It deserves to be mentioned that my hair has been silicon free for a few years now. I use all Lush hair care which contains no silicons which in turn equals perfect hair everyday of my life. The only silicons that take up residence in my hair were a bit of smoothing gel I used to use a year ago but I had since switched my gel over to Lush’s King of Mods and that was the end of silicons from my life completely!

Aside from that I will say that I’ve been using the L’Oreal Studio Smoothness Smoothing Cream for a week now and I actually do like it. I know hair care posts are probably a snore but since I have the products here anyway I figure I might as well review them!

The texture is simply wonderful. I may be out of touch with the drugstore brand of hair care and there may very well be a product out there like this already but I’ve personally never seen such an interesting formula. The texture is just like a moisturizing lotion that you’d apply to your body! I take a little more than a pea size amount and apply it to my wet hair and smooth it in. It tames my any frizz I have and keeps my hair safely in place all day long. My hair is very long, very wavy, and very out of control thus slicking it back into a bun and slapping a hair band in place is my normal order of the day when I’m heading out to work. It happens to smell really fresh as well kinda like the way most salons smell when you walk in! You know what I mean I’m sure!

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Now I also received the matching L’Oreal Perfect Fix Ultra Fine Spray Finishing Hairspray! Holy cow that was a big mouth full! This too I will give a raving review too. Again, I feel a bit out of touch with hair care from drugstores and have no idea of options available out there but I felt like this was very different from my past drugstore purchases. It’s been ages since I’ve touched drugstore styling products and I always think back to my teen years when hair spray and gel bulletproof’ed my head for me. This was great because if someone shot at me I could carry on without worry since the bullet would literally bounce off my head. Can’t say I get the same sort of protection with this hairspray! It’s very light, smells lovely, and doesn’t leave behind a hard, crusty layer! It actually makes my hair very soft and bouncy! The Muse likey!

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As I said I’m shocked as I really do associate major build up with styling products but both of these did work well and gave a very natural finish and hold that I liked! I’m still using both after a week now which could count for something, obviously I’m impressed.

If you’re looking for something to give your hair great management and minimal buildup with a cheap price tag I’d definately see about picking up both of these. These are pretty darn good.

What do you use to manage your hair?

Tried these?

Love ‘em?

Want to try ‘em?

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Beauty on a Budget: Clean Perfume Twice as Clean Gift Set

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Clean makes some outstanding perfumes but the price tag is a tiny bit high. At $76 USD per a bottle it’s a hefty amount of cash to splurge on a fragrance. However, it is well worth the twice considering it’s a parfum you’re investing in.

Eau de Parfum consists of about 15% perfume concentrates which makes for a long wearing, lingering scent that sticks around all day with a quick spritz or two! So at $76 USD you’ll not only smell wonderful all day but you’ll also have the bottle a good long time.

For those of you that aren’t so willing to dish out that much for a perfume yet have always yearned to try Clean or replenish a bottle you might already own you can now do so at a nicer price tag!

Clean has introduced a really great gift set called Twice as Clean which includes a two, 1 oz Eau de Parfums in two of it’s popular fragrance options. You’ll get a 1 oz Clean Shower Fresh Eau de Parfum and a 1 oz Clean Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum all for $48 bucks!

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Sweet right?

This makes a truly luxurious gift for a loved one or let’s be honest here..just grab it for yourself right? You know you want it!

I own all of the Clean scents in the larger sizes however the bottles in the kit are fabulous for travel or as I mentioned it’s cheaper than purchasing two full size parfums. You can get two different scents for a much nicer price tag!

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Clean Shower Fresh is a beautifully fresh, just stepped out of the shower fragrance that’s a complex blend to describe. Although the notes are a unique blend of fruits such as Mandarin, Lemon, and Orange I felt like it was more of a clean, sweet scent that just smelled sort of, for lack of a better word, sudsy and fresh!

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Clean Warm Cotton is pretty much self explanatory. Think of sticking your fluffy towels in the dryer with some softener and you pretty much can imagine what Warm Cottom smells like. It’s that beautiful, light clean scent that your favorite sweater holds in the Winter! Perfection!

I haven’t personally seen the kit for retail as of yet but keep scouring HSN and Sephora and I’m positive it’ll pop up soon so you can be Twice as Clean at half the price!

Simply love Clean perfume?

What are your favorite scents from Clean?

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