Beauty Babblings

Mini Bourjois Paris

Pack your bags we are all moving to Europe (or Asia whichever you like) so we can get some Bourjois Paris Mini cosmetics!

Why oh why don’t we have the Mini line here in the states? The Cosmetic Gods hate us!

Look at the cuteness:

Bourjois Paris Mini Eyeshadows and Empty Palettes

Plus did I mention these are dirt cheap? £1.50-£1.95 for Empty Palette Pans
and £2.95 for Shadows!

It’s unjust and cruel that we Yanks have no access to Mini Bourjous Paris!


Sephora Colorful Story Palette

Ok I think I may have missed something or my brain is a little muddled after such a long holiday!

Clue me in if you please.

Sephora has a new palette out with 16 of it’s bestselling eyeshadows! Here’s the kicker. It’s $48.


Ok so it’s a palette right and like it has 16 shades of eyeshadow and it’s $48 bucks.

Um…I’m doing the math but it’s not adding up!

I can get this for $48:


I can get this for $48:

Is it possible the price is wrong?

My god this is boggling my little mind!

It’s just too much for a Monday morning!

Your thoughts?


The Solution to Life, the Universe, and Everything: Rosebud Salve

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…):

Minted Rose


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!

Have ’em?
Love ’em?
Tell the Muse!


A Few of My Favorite Stocking Stuffers

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

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

Includes Body Butter, Shower Gel, and Reindeer Tote

C.O. Bigelow Soda Fountain Lipgloss Trio

Trio of lipglosses in Vanilla Malt, Strawberry Shake, and Double Chocolate

Knotty Girl Drama Queen Marshmallow Bubbling Bath Body Wash

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

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


A Few of my Favorite Gifts for Christmas

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

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