Beauty Abroad

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Perfumes

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.

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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).

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My third favorite is Cocktail which is indeed a cocktail of different notes including cassia, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and other interesting bits!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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
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Love and B Scent Body Sprays
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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
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B Never perfumes (and everything B offers) is most definately Muse approved!

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Pout’s Demise

The Muse’s friends at Kiss and Makeup had reported earlier that Pout was taking a nose dive and going bye bye!

The line is super cute and I’m super sad to see it go icon sad

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The good news is they are having a SALE! The entire line is 50% off but even with that great discount the items are still somewhat high in cost so I’d definately suggest waiting a bit longer and seeing if the sale takes a nose dive to 75% off!

You never know!

I’ll mourn the loss of Pout but I sure will do a little jig when I can nab some great Pout at sale prices!

Can’t wait? Visit Pout for the ongoing sale!

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B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Chocolate Box Sets

I have quite a collection of B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful perfume and cosmetics! If you don’t know about B you’re really missing out!

B is Lush Cosmetic’s younger, glamorous little sister! It’s a vegan line of cosmetics, bath goodies, and perfumes created by (with a little help from a buncha other people) Mark Constantine, Lush’s owner!

B Cosmetics are legendary for bringing the glam and gorgeous to cosmetics with cute little bejeweled pots of blush, eyeshadows, etc…They also do an ultra glam line of perfumes in vintage bottles!

I may do a spotlight on my B stash this week sometime but until then I bring you some great gifts from B that are definately gorgeous!

Two sets introduced this year are the Chocolate Box Sets which contain your choice of three or six eyeshadows plus an eyeshadow brush!

You can select the colors of your choice that goes into the box! Weeee! How very fun!

B Shadows are pretty good quality. They do not contain much shimmer but they are extremely pigmented and go on smooth with long lasting results! They come in vibrant, bold shades that are simply beautiful!

So these as a gift or for yourself are pure perfection!

24.50 Gets you three B Shadows in your choice of color, one bejeweled shadow brush, and a gift box!
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49.95 Gets you six B Shadows, one bejeweled shadow brush, and a gift box!
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B Shadows are on par with MAC shadows so you’re getting a great little gift package that’s well worth your money!

If you’ll looking for an elegant gift for a special friend or makeup lover in your life this would surely be the perfect present!

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Specktra’s Product Muse Report for Duty!

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You might wish to visit the lovely Janice and Specktra Blog to check out your Muse’s latest entry icon wink

Today I covered the new Aube Jewerly Shower Eyes that was introduced for the Holiday Season! In celebration of the new color combo I hauled out some of my older palettes and made it a Aube Jewelry Shower Eye Affair!

Do click on over and have a peek!

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Tell me if you’re lemming the new palette or if you have these already how you like them!

Your Muse’s ears are always at listening attention to hear your comments, woes, likes, hates, and must haves!

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Awake Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection

The Muse has a coven of little elves to help her locate exciting goodies for you! So you might want to give a special thanks to the Muse’s mate and reader, Betsy, for locating this gorgeous little fine!

It appears you won’t need to stalk Japanese websites or beg friends to get you Awake’s Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection because Betsy has kindly pointed out that your local Neiman Marcus has it available for a mere $50 (Betsy also kindly pointed out you can nab it with Free Shipping by using coupon code WINTER). Have we told Betsy how much we love her for this?

Awake Limited Edition Stardom Holiday Collection as seen on Neiman Marcus
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This set includes Mascara, Dimensional Eye Color in Love Light and Angel Wing, Face Powder in Champagne Glow, Lip Gloss in Fairly Pink, and Nail Varnish in Magnetic Violet Sheer and let’s not forget it comes all wrapped up in a cute red awake box!

Want it?
Love it?
Go get it! Click!

Thanks again to Betsy for filling the Muse’s Christmas Wish List with dreams of the Awake Holiday Set!

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