Beauty Bits & Bobs

Lush Cosmetics Limited Edition Ghost Shower Gel

I’m celebrating Halloween a month late as I just now received my lot of Ghost Shower Gel from Lush UK (I should add that it’s no fault of Lush UK that shipping took so long! I was participating in Lush Retro Races and my Ghost order was part of my Retro Race order thus the wait time!)! You may remember me previously blogging about this if not you can always take a skip through my past and click here to read all about Ghost prior to reading this review!

If you’re a fan of Lush Cosmetics you might remember a little cult item called Skinny Dip from ages past! Ghost quite reminds me of Skinny Dip with a bit of a twist! Skinny Dip was luscious, thick, creamy, and gorgeous and much to fans dismay, discontinued (as you become more and more of a Lush fan you realize how much hoarding and stashing large quantities of Lush away is essential to survival! Because once it’s gone it’s a difficult time mourning the lost of a hair product, bath bomb, or other essential item that you may use from day to day and suddenly have disappear!). If you suddenly develop a case of the lems for Skinny Dip you can always get it in it’s new form as a Buttercream but I will tell you the Buttercream is nothing like the original, gorgeous shower gel which I still mourn to this very day! I secretly believe that Mark decided to axe Skinny Dip because it had a tendency to go bad after 6 months or so (at least for me it did! I’d be the one that was stashing bottles of Skinny Dip in my fridge to keep them from going bad before I could use them! Later on in life I may (or may not) admit to purchasing a mini fridge to store all my Lush in but that’s a story for another day!) instead of it’s year expiration date but he’ll tell you it was because it wasn’t popular!

Anyway….I guess that was a rather long eulogy about my love affair with Skinny Dip and at this point you might very well wonder what I am on about! Well…Ghost is much like my beloved Skinny Dip and I’m so happy I did a nice large order for it! I ended up purchasing 5 bottles because I had figured if I hated it at least it would make great swap bait on MUA!

BOO!
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But swap bait be damned it’s now a part of my beauty vault as it’s wonderfully delightful! I was somewhat worried about the “scent of lillies” in a shower gel but to my delight it does somewhat smell like an offbeat Skinny Dip version! It’s quite milky, creamy, very, very very thick and just yum all the way around! When I say thick I’m talking about taking the cap off and putting the bottle over your head top side down and watching how it doesn’t slide out of the bottle at all! It doesn’t move! Magic my friends!

Yummie Ooey Gooey Ghost!
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Now this is just from sniffing it in the bottle mind you! I’m not sure if the smell will be better or worst once I use it in the shower but I think it’s safe to say that this will turn out for the better once I lather up with it!

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All in all I should have never been worried about Ghost not being a fabulous product because really it’s rare I run across something Lush puts out that isn’t blessedly wonderful! The only disappointing thing about Ghost would be it’s 250ML size (8.4oz)! I’d rather have had the 500ML (15oz) size offered at a bit more on the price tag but sadly I guess, for marketing purposes, they settled on making it in 250ML size! It’s ok I still heart it!

Cheers to Ghost! I think I might hop into a shower right now just so I can use it!

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Got it?
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Need it?
It’s gone from both Lush US and Lush UK but you can always check E-bay or MUA!

Tell your Muse what you think if you ended up purchasing it!

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Origins Contest

I’m wrapping up the Origins Contest shortly!

First of all I’d like to say excuse my rudeness for not replying individually to each one of you! I normally reply to all comments but during this contest I didn’t because I didn’t want to confuse myself too much while writing on the names for everyone that participated icon wink

Secondly, THANKS! I appreciate each and everyone that commented and joined in the fun!

And finally the winner will be announced tomorrow morning! Which means you still have a little more time to join in if you haven’t already!

Click here if you are wanting to join in!

Thanks again icon smile And I hope to do more contests in the future!

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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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Origins Contest

Hello there! Hope everyone had a super weekend!

The Origins Contest ends today! So get over and comment for your chance to win some great goodies!

Click here for details!

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Vincent Longo Diamante Quad First Impression

Here’s a few more items that I purchased with my Friends and Family order discount! The Vincent Longo Diamante Quad’s in Roja and Cassini!

These are fabulous and I’m well and properly chuffed that I put these in my shopping cart when ordering. These are regularly $40 each but I paid $32 after the discount!

I already own a few of the Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadows and adore them so having a palette of four shades is thrilling your Muse!

If you love shadows that have major fall out these be the palette for you! They contain a huge amount of shimmer, sparkle, glitter, and shine! They also happen to be super pigmented! Add that all together and it equals a must buy for me!

The colors in these palettes are all yummie and range from darker for a smoky eye look to lighter for a nice soft look!

When creating these I don’t think they had any plans for combining all four shades into one looks but have no fear you can do some pretty gorgeous looks just using two colors or even one!

Cassini contains a gorgeous shimmering purple, an elegant sparkling black, a beautiful beige and a softer shimmering pink!

Roja contains two beautiful bronze colors (one darker than the other), one darker pink and one lighter pink!

I find Roja has the best complimenting shades as you can do nice contrasting eyes using the two bronze/copper shades in the palette or the two pinks!

I’d say it’s a great bang of shadow for your buck whether you are paying the original $40 or the discounted price!

The Muse most definately approves!

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Cassini
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Roja
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