Beauty Bits & Bobs

Win It: The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Collection

The following giveaway is closed and a winner has been selected.  Thank you for joining in!

Just a beauty reminded……….

The Body Shop LemonAid Campaign launched earlier this week at where The Body Shop is taking some of life’s worst lemons such as sex trafficking and raising money for ECPAT USA and the Somaly Mam Foundation (Up To $10,000 will be donated) to help stop this awful crime.

ECPAT International has a global network of organizations committed to stopping the exploitation and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Through enacting initiatives on local levels as well as providing support and education, ECPAT continues to advocate for children everywhere.

The Somaly Mam foundation was started by its namesake founder, herself a survivor of sexual slavery. After escaping her captors, Somaly Mam began this organization to help support other survivors as they rebuild their lives by providing emotional and economic support. Somaly Mam also creates global awareness raising initiatives to make sure that the issue of children in sexual slavery is not ignored.

I’m sure it sounds surreal to your reality but these crimes are happening everyday and The Body Shop wants to do their part to help put an end to these crimes.

You can help to in five different ways!

Fan The Body Shop USA on Facebook = $2 donation
Follow us on Twitter = $2 donation
Use the hashtag #LemonAid on Twitter = $.50 donation
Enter the sweepstakes to win a Sweet Lemon gift pack by entering your email = $1 donation
Visit the “Squeeze Me!” widget and either squeeze a lemon or install the widget below. Every lemon squeeze = $.50 and each widget install = $1 donation

The Body Shop was kind enough to donate some of it’s new Sweet Lemon Collection to Musings for a giveaway.

You have one chance to win a set that includes the following items:

  • The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter
  • The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Lip Butter
  • The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion
  • The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel
  • The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub

How do you win?


Head to and proceed to tweet them the following:

RT @MusingsofaMuse I support @theBodyShopusa #LemonAid Campaign

And that’s it! A random winner will be selected to win the entire set of lemon goodies next week.

Good Luck and the Muse hopes you’ll support The Body Shop LemonAid Campaign.

P.S. Don’t forget to use the widget above to donate as well by “squeezing” the lemon!


New in Beauty: Victoria’s Secret Secret Moments

Victoria’s Secret Secret Moments Collection launches in store March 23rd according to The Cut.

w00t! New VS beauty just what we likey.

Scents include:

  • Girls’ Night
  • Island Escape
  • At Fight Sight
  • Room 504
  • Good Day Sunshine

The collection is inspired by Alessandra Ambrosio’s personal memories (Victoria’s Secret Model) for example laying eyes on her daughter for the first time was the inspiration behind the scent At First Sight.  Is it terribly perverse that I’m wondering what happened in Room 504? Debauchery!

The scents includes cocktails of peach, coconut, sugarcane, and blue freesia.

Looks cute enough, elegant packaging.

What do you think?

I’m thinking I probably don’t need more Victoria’s Secret Bath and Body bits in my life but I’m tempted to sniff.

Whatcha think?



New in Beauty: Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick

Just for the record, when it comes to matte, that isn’t where the Muse is at. Matte shadow, matte nail polish, matte lipstick…I just can’t seem to pull it off, no matter how much I want too.

If you’re a matte girl though you’ll be jumping around in excitement at the prospects of the new Lancome Color Design Matte Lipstick.



Musings of the Day: Rinse It All Away!

It’s probably not something you consciously think about but how do you rinse your face? As in are you one for ice cold water to close your pores? Perhaps can’t take the brisk coolness and you end up going the lukewarm route? Or maybe extra hot so you feel like the steam is benefiting your face as you rinse your cleanser off?

Wanna Muse an unusual Musings with me?

Jump to see how I rinse it all away!


New in Beauty: Hard Candy Spring Collection 2010 At Walmart

Oh the gorgeous weather is out today my friends. If you work in an office like me, I’m thinking we need to roll our desks right outside and just enjoy all this glorious sun! Loves it!

With the warmer weather you can also grab your fix of the new Hard Candy Spring Collection launching at Walmart in May. Prepared to be blown away by brand new products with super silly affordable prices.


Jump it!