I guess my heading is a bit dramatic and if you’re not a Douglas Adams fan you have no idea what the reference is about however it is slightly true!
Behold my solution to Life, the Universe and Everything lays within a tiny tin of lip balm!
Ok, ok enough drama but I will say I can’t recommend this balm enough and if you don’t have at least five of these tins in your draw already you better hurry to the store and grab some immediately! Rosebud Salve is my cure all, multitasking beauty demon that works in any number of ways to save the day! This works on everything! When I say everything I really mean EVERYTHING! If you visit the website they’ll recommend it for any number of things that will amaze you but I personally use it for the following reasons:
Chapped Lips: I get severe chapped lips come winter and this is wonderfully soothing and healing on my cracked, dry lips!
Eyebrows: A small amount keeps my brows in proper shape all day long!
Zits: Yes I said zits! This works great on small pimples and dries them up almost instantly!
Elbows, Knees, and Feet: I use this on all my rough patchy skin areas like my knees, elbows, and on the heals of my feet! It makes my skin smooth and soft!
Cuts, Cuticles, Hangnails, and Burns: I’m not exactly Betty Crocker in the kitchen but when I do get small burns from removing something from the oven I can dab a little of this on to soothe it! It also works great on small cuts! Smooths out my cuticle area and for hangnails it works amazingly well to sooth the dry skin and makes me less likely to rip it off!
I can probably go on and on with this list! I’ve been using this stuff for ages and it’s amazing! I’ve seen imitation brands but nothing works as good as the original Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Rosebud Salve!
I love the fact that over the course of the last few years they have done different flavors! I really can’t pick a favorite as I adore them all! Mint Rose is a delightful Victorian rose and mint flavor! It may sound weird but the taste is yum! The strawberry is yummie too! And the regular rose flavor is delightfully fragrant and tasty! The mentholated one I don’t use on my lips but I do use on my chest when I’m feeling a bit congested!
Mostly this post was inspired by the fact that a new flavor has been introduced that the Muse is dying to try!
Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm
This new flavor promises the taste of freshly baked berry pie! Mmm my lips are singing already!
Here are a few in my collection (I keep these everywhere! My desk draw, washroom, nightstand, etc…):
Original Rosebud Salve (This is my body tin which accounts for the amount used hehe! Hands, Feet, Toes, Legs, Etc…)
These tins run $6-$7 each and are an incredible value as the tin is HUGE! The Muse highly recommends Rosebud Salve which makes these Muse approved!
Tell the Muse!
Since I’ve done my favorite gifts how about some great beauty stocking stuffers and smaller pressies to surprise and delight family members and friends or these are always nice for grab bags or Secret Santa’s at work!
Too Faced Quickie Chronicle Jerrod’s Picks $15USD
Includes Two Eyeshadows, Two Glosses, and One Blush
DuWop Mini Lip Venom Set $21USD
Three Mini Lip Venoms in a Cute Container
Cargo Daily Gloss $12USD
30 Dots of Gloss for 30 Days of Glossy Lips
Cargo Gloss Box $15USD
7 Shades, 2 of Each Color, 14 Total Glosses all in a plastic snap case
Sephora Lip Butter Confections Trio $6USD
Set includes three lip butters in Tiramisu, Triple Layer Cake, and Banana Foster
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler $18USD (Perfect for a gift or a stocking stuffer)
Packaged in Holiday Clothes just right for gift giving!
mark Mini Marks Most Loved Lips $15USD
Includes 9 mark glosses stored in a cute bag
mark Mini Marks Most Loved Eyes $15USD
Includes 9 mark cream eyeshadows stored in a cute bag
mark Candy Stripes Lip Glosses with Mezzo Case $10USD
10 glosses in one cute compact
Avon Gingerbread Man Emery Board .69 Cents USD
Avon Holiday Lip Balms .69 Cents USD
Avon Penguin Emery Board .69 Cents USD
Avon 8-in-1! Eyeshadow Palettes $12 USD
Demeter Mini Cologne Splash $5 USD
Available in array of hundreds of scents!
Bath and Body Works Tranquil Mint Gift Set $12USD
Includes Body Lotion, Body Wash, Pillow Mist, and a carrying tote
Bath and Body Works Very Merry Duo $12.50USD
Includes Teddy Bear, Body Wash, and Body Lotion in Sweet Pea
Bath and Body Works Bundle of Joy Gift Set $12.50USD
Includes Body Butter, Shower Gel, and Reindeer Tote
C.O. Bigelow Soda Fountain Lipgloss Trio $10USD
Trio of lipglosses in Vanilla Malt, Strawberry Shake, and Double Chocolate
Knotty Girl Drama Queen Marshmallow Bubbling Bath Body Wash $7.50USD
Vintage Sister Cocktail Trio $12USD
3 Lipbalms in a cute collectible tin
Bubbles of Rockport Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars in Various Scents $3.99-$4.95 USD Each
Apple of My Eye Bath Bomb
Gingerbread Man Bubble Bar
Cherriflip Smooth Set $13USD
Includes Breezy Peach Shower Gel, Soft Stuff Cream, and Shower Puff
Natty Girl Foxy Face Herbal Steam $10USD
Enough Herbs for Three Facial Steams
Natty Girl Rosy Cheeks Hydrating Mask $10USD
Margarita Bloom’s Fabulous Little Box of Goodies $19.99USD
Comes with one bath accessory and ten sample size Margarita Bloom products (I buy these by the bucket around the Holiday! For me it’s the perfect little stocking stuffer!)
Pich Posh Cupcake Solid Bubble Bath $8.95 USD Each
The Body Bakery Sweet Shop Sampler $20USD
Includes a quad of sweet cream body lotions in your choice of Naughty or Nice Scents
Urban Decay Primer Duo $25USD
Stick one in a friend’s stocking and keep one for yourself!
Hard Candy Mix Tape Palette $15USD
Includes Three Eyeshadows, Three Lipglosses, and Applicators
Hard Candy Key to My Heart $6USD
Two glosses snapped into keepsake keychain
Hard Candy Lipgloss Ring $6USD
Hard Candy Lollipop Lipgloss $6USD
Pookie Lip Balm Tin $7USD
Rosebud Salve $6USD
BEST Stocking Stuffer EVER! The Muse can’t leave without this stuff!
Victoria’s Secret Must Have Mini Sets $15USD
Includes Hydrating Body Lotion. Exhilarating Body Wash, Stimulating Body Scrub, Refreshing Body Mist and a cute makeup pouch!
Too Faced Glamour To Go $18.50USD
Includes 6 glosses and 3 eyeshadows plus applicators
I thought I’d share a few of my favorite beauty gift selections for friends and family this year! What are your favorite gift ideas this season?
Philosophy’s Candy Cane Gift Set $35USD
Includes Candy Cane Body Wash, Lipgloss, and Body Scrub
Bath and Body Works Sweetest Softest Cuddle Pillow on Earth Gift Set $39.50USD
Includes a super soft sleep mask, a cuddly pillow, and Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist
Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Must-Have Gift Box $39.50USD
Includes Hydrating Body Lotion, Exhilarating Body Wash, Refreshing Body Mist, Sumptuous Bath Bubbles, Eau de Toilette Spray, and Stimulating Body Scrub
DKNY Be Delicious Be Delightful Set $55USD
Includes Be Delicious Eau de Parfum Spray and Body Lotion
Mally Beauty Travel Kit $120USD
Includes Mirrored Eyeshadow Compact in Soft Pink Mirrored Eyeshadow Compact in Rich Coffee, Cream Blush, Mascara, Perfecting Powder, Pencil Shadow Wand, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, and Makeup Case
tarte 101: Intro to Beauty 4 Piece Discovery Kit $30USD
Includes Mini Cheek Stain, Double Ended Lipgloss, Glistening Loose Powder, 24/7 Lipsheer, and Makeup Bag
Philosophy A Few Good Men Shower Gel Trio With Gift Totes $35USD
Includes Full Sizes of Muffinman, Gingerbread Man, and Milkman Shower Gels with Matching Gift Totes
Philosophy “Ultimate Diet” Cinnamon Buns 3 piece Bath and Body Set $33USD
Includes Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel, Body Souffle, and Lipgloss
Philosophy Treat”Mint” Body Mask, Shaving Gel, and Scrub Collection $40USD
Includes Empowermint Body Mask, Shaving Gel, and Body Scrub
TINte Cosmetics Shimmer and Shine Boxed Set $26.50
Includes Lipcolor, Shimmer Powder, Lipshine, Applicators, and a Collectible Pink Box
CLEAN Ultimate Eau de Parfum and Body Lotion Set $59.50
Includes Clean EDP and Body Lotion
Philosophy The Gold Child $45USD (I get several of these sets every year and gift them to friends and family who I haven’t yet given them too! It’s such a value set and friends/family love it! If you’re honestly looking to spoil a special person you can’t get beat this price!)
Includes Three and One Shower Gels in all of the following scents: Vanilla Birthday Cake, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Frosting Cinnamon Buns, Senorita Magarita and Melon Daiquri
Philosophy Good for You Gift Set $150USD
Includes Full Size Three in One Shower Gels in all the following scents: Cinnamon Buns, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Cocoa, Raspberry Sorbert, Vanilla Birthday Cake, Lemon Custard, Mimosa, Margarita, Melon Daiquiri, Powders Sugar Cookie, Strawberry Milkshake, and Coconut Frosting
Philosophy Cookbook Value Set $38
Includes 3, Three in One Shower Gels in Spiced Apple Cider, Eggnog and Doube Rich Hot Cocoa plus three matching soaps!
Lush Legends Gift Box £99.50
Includes Dream Cream Body Lotion, Helping Hands Hand Cream, Fair Trade Foot Lotion, Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub, Therapy Massage Bar plus Tin, American Cream Hair Conditioner, Karma and Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, Butterball , Tisty Tosty and Champagne Supernova Bath Ballistics, Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar plus Tin, Soft Coeur Massage Bar, The Olive Branch and Happy Hippy Shower Gels, Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds and Sunnyside Bubble Bars, Ceridwen’s Cauldron Luxury Bath Melt , Buffy Body Butter plus Tin, Lip Service Lip Balm, Big Shampoo, Ice Blue Soap, Floating Island Luxury Bath Melt, and Shimmy Shimmy Glitter Bar
Lush Wish List Gift Box £49.95
Includes Champagne Snow Showers Solid Perfume , Silver Cloud Bath Ballistic , Christmas Party Bath Ballistic , Ruby Red Slippers Bubble Bar , Mr Butterball Bath Ballistic , Cocktail Soap , Bling Crosby Bubble Bar , Candy Cane Bubble Bar , Egg Snog Lip Balm , Green , Green Green Bath of Foam Bubble Bar , Christmas Angel Bath Ballistic , Green Party , Greenwash Soap , Angels Delight Soap , Twinkle Bath Ballistic
Lush Christmas Star Gift Set £19.95
Includes Twinkle Bath Ballistic , Flosty Gritter Bubble Bar , Jingle Spells Star Ballistic , Snow Fairy Shower Gel , Glitterbug Glitter Bar
Lush Anything but Ordinary Gift Set $36.95USD
Includes Avobath, Campagne Supernova, Big Blue, Haagen Bath, Honey Bee, and Sex Bomb Bath Ballistics
Sephora has updated it’s webpage with the Sephora Holiday Catalog Looks and How-To’s!
You can click here to see the details on each look, how it was done, and what was used!
You can see my take on the “Princess” look by clicking here.
I’m really wanting to try this look next!
Good Luck recreating some of these! And if you’re successful do e-mail them to the Muse and she’ll feature them as a Guest FOTD!
I’m really anal about brushing my teeth.
I mean super anal.
I mean so anal that I am doing it three or four times a day.
I think when I was young my mum had somehow instilled in me the virtues of clean, sparkling teeth and it’s stuck with me every since.
In all seriousness I do have a thing for brushing my teeth quite a bit and the irony of it is I hate actually smiling with my teeth! I normally keep my mouth close lipped whenever I smile!
But that doesn’t prevent me from wanting a Hollywood sparkling white smile that might have Colgate knocking on my door asking might I appear in their next TV commercial….
Sorry…I lost track of the conversation for a second there.
Allow the Muse to introduce you to a very cute set of toothpastes for quite a cute little price! $20 bucks ($25 if you nab it after the Friends and Family Discount! Wow I should get paid for pimping Sephora so much lately!) gets you 5 mini tubes of GoSMILE toothpaste and a cute little travel toothbrush!
GoSMILE 5 Senses Toothpaste Kit as seen on Sephora
I have this set, my sister stuck in my stocking last year as a bit of a joke (see even my family knows how anal I am about brushing my teeth!) and I must say it’s a darn cute set and makes a great gift for people like me in your life
The set includes toothpastes in Mango Paradise Smile, Aloha Tropical Smile, Lemonade Smile, Ginger Cookie Smile, and Peppermint Candy Smile!
The Muse got one for her dentist last year and her dentist was quite tickled over it to say the least!
The moral of the story is that you don’t have to always have minty fresh breath! Why not have Ginger Cookie scented breath or Lemonade scented breath!!!!!!!
I like a little variety and the little things really get me happy thus this kit most definately gets a smile (a sparkling one) from your Muse!