Beauty Bits & Bobs

A Flossy Tale

Once upon a time their was a beautiful princess by the name of Lynnderella! Now Lynnderella, like all gorgeous princesses, wanted to smell like the sweet scent of cotton candy.

Now Lynderella is quite a smart princess as she wrote to the Muse telling her tales of the perfect Cotton Candy blend! In turn the Muse felt that she owed the beautiful princess some highly gorgeous Cotton Candy recommendations icon wink

So this….is for you Lynn….a highly compiled list of all the Cotton Candy blends the Muse has tried and found true and unique to her little nose icon wink I hope it helps you on your quest in finding that perfect cotton candy blend that your little heart seeks! May it put your lemmings to rest!

Now most anyone that hears cotton candy will right away jump up and shout PINK SUGAR! PINK SUGAR! PINK SUGAR! (My lovely soulmate owns a pink shirt that’s been properly nicked Pink Sugar as I kept slipping up whenever I typed “pink shirt”…see this is how the mind of a true girl works! “Pink shirt” some how popped out as “pink sugar” almost every single time!)! Now the wonders of Pink Sugar are quite lost on me because I hate it! It makes me positively ill! Pray don’t step forward and tell me you love it because I may have to shoot you dead for admitting as such! Ok Ok..I won’t shot you…but torture you I may!

So Pink Sugar is officially off the Cotton Candy list! Princess Lynnderella is clever and she has already tried Demeter’s version of Cotton Candy but this was not to her liking! Or to mine for that matter! The throw is off, the linger is non existent and it’s just not worth it!

In the Muse’s travels through cyberspace she has discovered some near perfect blends of Cotton Candy that she hopes might appease our Princess and make her happy and lemming free!

And here they be:

Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Isle of Eden (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes, Etc…available in these blends):

Blood Orange Cotton Candy
This ain’t your grandma’s cotton candy. For a grown-up treat that still looks good on a paper cone this ultraluxe combo of Cotton Candy and real Italian Blood Orange will make every kid on the Tilt-a-Whirl jealous.

Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me!
You’ll smell it all! Pink Cotton Candy, Funnel Cake, and Delicious Candied Red Apple!

Pink Lemonade
The wonderful aroma of fresh-squeezed lemons and sugar, with an added touch of cotton candy.

Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Skindazzles (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes, Etc…available in these blends):

Peep Show
Sweet marshmallow fondant blended with ice cream & cotton candy. Totally pink and fluffy!

Pink Crush
Pink Lemonade mingles with sweet pink cotton candy, pink grapefruit and vanilla.

Framboise Fairy Floss
A delicious fragrance blend consisting of raspberry, cotton candy, amaretto and vanilla.

Candy Carnival
A playful carnival inspired blend of cotton candy, caramel apple and candy corn.

Coral Beach
Breezy ocean notes, bright orange sunshine and sweet cotton candy.

Cotton Candy
Delicious and sweet cotton candy!

Scarlet Pansy
A sweet and sexy mixture of blackberries, sweet cotton candy, pansy & a touch of amber musk.

Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Cherriflip (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes, Etc…available in these blends):

Pretty Paris
Sweet summer strawberries, oodles of marshmallow cream frosting, cotton candy and vanilla cream makes this one sweet treat. This is one of the Muse’s signature scents but since she likes Lynn she’ll share the secret of it’s existence!

Sugared Grapefruit
Pink sparkling grapefruit sprinkled in sweet sugar, with supporting notes of honey, cotton candy, and vanilla.

Pink Sugar Cubes
Sweet cotton candy, caramel are all at this sugary pink carnival!

Cotton Tail
Sweet fluffy very real cotton candy sniff.

Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Suds and Light (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes available in these blends):

Berry Delicious
Blue raspberries, vanilla cream and sugary cotton candy

Blue Cotton Candy
Sweet blue raspberry flavored cotton candy

Creamy Cotton Candy
Pink fluffy cotton candy and creamy vanilla

Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Tickled Pink Scentsations (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes, Etc…available in these blends):

County Fair
Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, and freshly popped kettle corn.

Sweet Silk
Cotton candy glistening with sprinkles of sweet sugar.

Tres Magnifique
Vanilla, cotton candy, and other sweet candies.

The Muse doesn’t share her secrets with everyone but just this once I guess it’s ok! Starring Fragrances is one of her FAVORITE (I don’t mean favorite I mean FAVORITE) locations to purchase from (I own everything on the site..seriously I do)! Here are some of the fantastic Cotton Candy blends they make:

Lime it Up!
Take a little sprinkle of sweet lime sugar atop that sticky sweet cotton candy! Tart lime, sweet candy floss, a whole lot of smiles!

The Girlfriend
Sneak a cuddle in a floral garden full of sweet fresh buds with a basket of sweet mixed berries and swirls of cotton candy and vanilla kisses.

Pink & Yellow Cake
A new twist! We’ve added Bathsweets delicious pink cotton candy to her classic yellow cake for a new twist! A rich buttery yellow cake with swirls of puffed pink cotton floss!

Pink Marshmallow
Think about a sweet marshmallow puff kissed with the most perfect bright pink cotton candy

Who Spiked The Cupcakes?
Thick luscious white cupcakes topped with mounds of pure white frosting was secretly spiked with soft spun pink confectionery cotton candy!

Sticky Situations
You won’t want to avoid this sweet sticky mess! Fluffy pink cotton candy, sweet cherry cream chews, and white chocolate pistachio bark!

The Family Film
Something everyone can enjoy! Some fair favorites like a refreshing blue raspberry sno-cone, a frothy frozen orange sherbert drink, and sticky sweet pink cotton candy!

Now if you are unable to locate the perfect cotton candy blend from Starring the lovely Ashley will blend, blend, blend until she finds just that right sniff you seek (If you’re not familiar with the Peldon sisters just know they are some of the sweetest people I have ever had the chance of knowing. I am not recommending their products because of that! I am recommending them because the quality cannot be beat!)!

All my Cotton Candy secrets are now spilled all over the internet icon wink I hope it helps you locate your perfect blend my friend! Happy Hunting!

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The Magic of Eyeshadow Application

Last week I had posted a blog about a lovely little lady, Eru, who had posted an awesome youTube video featuring some great Japanese brands!

In particular one item that was featured in the video were some rather interesting press eyeshadows from Eye Majic! At the time I had thought these were a Japanese brand but another lovely lady, Mag (Whom I just found out today has a gorgeous blog of her own! Do check it out as she has some great eye looks up that she’s done) pointed out these are from an Aussie based company and were featured on Oprah!

I was quite excited as that meant I wouldn’t need to go too crazy trying to locate these interesting little press shadows!

Some quick google searching located the shadows and I was able to purchase them from Mirenesse’s website! They don’t have all available colors but they do have a nice handful!

Well I guess basically the moral of the story is if you’re eyeshadow retarded these are the way to go!

Shadow application is a snap. It’s a no brainer obviously. The hard part comes when you are working with 2, 3, 4, 5, or more shadows. Blending is an art form that truly needs to be practiced and perfected! Even those who are trained at it sometimes screw up! Blending is what makes an eye look! If you can’t blend, you have nothing to work with. So..if you’re using a pink and a blue and you begin the application…you need you be able to blend these colors so they appear to merge together to create one look! You also need to avoid creating an entirely new color while blending icon wink

The purpose is to merge the colors while keeping them seperate not merge them so they become an entirely different color!

I know many girls that are unable to accomplish a good shadow look for their eyes and find it extremely difficult to apply. I’m ok with it. I love to dabble and I create some nice looks from my dabbling around. Some people don’t do so well in the dabbling department and would love an extra hand. Look no further. Here in lays the solution to your problem!

Eye Majic Eyeshadow Slides! Wahoo! A simple way of applying a highbrow color, a crease color, and a base lid color! Three shadows, one complete look, no difficult blending skills required!

How freaking cool is this? You’re excited I can tell!

So I got 7 of these slides and I haven’t yet tried them but I did see Eru’s nifty little video and they looked cool enough which in turn made me want to try these out! I don’t particularly have need of these because my blending skills are pretty good but I wanted to give these a whirl for quick looks!

Basically the general idea of these is slipping the slide onto your eye, sliding the color off, and blending with your fingertip! Done. Perfect eye color!

If you’re of Asian descent you’ll be happy to know these work perfectly on exotic Asian eyes! My mate tried one and she looked positively adorable! Sadly, she refused me to take her pic! Sorry girls!

She applied it herself and did her own fingertip blending so I can’t say how the texture is on these or ease of application but this isn’t brain surgery so I think we should be ok!

As I was saying I got 7 slides and the colors are quite interesting! They range from light pastels to some nice darker evening looks! The one she ended up using was a smoky eye one which is in the picture below! All in all for about $2 per a slide it’s a bit on the costly side for one look…but if you’re not so great with a brush this is your easy escape to an interesting eye look!

I’ll follow up with a review after I’ve used my first slide for now I leave you with some interesting photos of these unique little shadows!

Enjoy!

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Babblings About Comments!

One of my main reasons for moving my blog to blogger was because people couldn’t comment on mySpace without having an account!

My first week here I didn’t get many replies as I slowly moved entries over but I’m so happy and excited to see the overwhelming response I’ve gotten on youTube, here on blogger, and e-mails as well from people who view my videos!

I just wanted to say thanks! I really am loving all the great questions and comments and I adore interacting with each and every one of you icon wink

Kisses and Hugs to you all!

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Customizing Your Haircare

The sense of scent is a unusual and unique mystery! Different scents are appealing to different people. Some people find the smell of a baking pie very comforting, some enjoy the sweet scent of a ripe peach, others enjoy the smell of wet glass after a rainfall. The good news about your choice of scent is that you can have it and customize it to suit your haircare! Yes, indeed, I did say haircare! The internet offers wonderful shopping options and some very posh brands of haircare are available, believe me I know, as I’ve tried them all! But for the last few years I’ve turned to smaller companies that create a wonderful utopia of haircare products that suit my need for not only a good volumizing shampoo and a deep quenching condition but also a sweet smelling one or a foody scented one!

I’ve come across some wonderful small shops that offer wonderful customization for shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, hair gels, hair refreshers, and more! These small shops offer a wide range of scents that will suit any need! Scents range from fresh baked goods like cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, different fruits, and of course wonderful sweet scents to ease your need for sugar!

I guess some people would wonder why I have a need to smell like a cupcake or a peach but hey that’s another mystery that’s unique…it all comes down to being a girl!

Some scents I’ve come across in haircare that I’ve tried, fallen in love with, and stash in my washroom would be the following:

Bunny Hugs-A dreamy and creamy blend of sliced fruit, with oranges, marshmallows and whipped cream.

Cherry Cupcakes-Sweet, frosted vanilla & cherry cupcakes with light notes of almond & toasted coconut.

Island Girl-A cocktail inspired fragrance blending of lemon and lime with cherry and pineapple.

Violet Fairy Cakes-These little vanilla frosted, violet topped petit four cakes are perfect for a fairy tea party.

White Cake-Scrumptious white cake with sweet almond notes!

Banana Split Cupcakes-Chocolate banana cupcakes topped with strawberry cream and a cherry!

Sweetheart Cake-Fluffy mini cream puffs stuffed with a soft strawberry buttercream with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Pretty in Paris-Sweet summer strawberries, oodles of marshmallow cream frosting, cotton candy and vanilla cream makes this one sweet treat.

These are just some of the scents that line my bathroom cabinets. The companies I shop from offer a wide range of scents to suit every need, truly when I said wide range I mean it! Scent lists available from most sites go from 100-500 blends or more! Some companies are even willing to blend a custom scent to suit your needs if you happen to not locate one from the huge list they already have!

I find that many of the haircare products linger very long in my hair and give off an amazing throw which means I am constantly asked, “Wow what is that wonderful smell”…! I always love to smell sweet and gorgeous I guess it comes with the girl territory and when someone remarks on how wonderful my hair smells I just glow and feel very tickled they noticed!

These companies offer a wide range of items that can be customized but this blog entry is solely dedicated to the haircare line of items!

Some shops to check out:

Cherriflip An absolute favorite of mine hands down! Wonderful Shampoos, Conditioners, and Other great haircare products! Truly Uniquely blended scents available that cannot be located anywhere else! Cherriflip currently has a sale going on, 20% off your entire order! Take advantage of this great deal!

Skindazzles Another favorite and the home of my very favorite, signature scent, Bunny Hugs! Skindazzles has 10% off select items at the moment!


Make Me Smooth
A wide range of different haircare needs with tons of scents to choose from! Ongoing sales change week to week!

The Little Shop of Beauty Little Shop of Beauty is one of the few shops that offers hair gels and hair sprays in custom scents! Free Deluxe Samples with orders!

These are just some of the dozens of shops that offer customized haircare! Have a search and you’ll find a million more!

If you aren’t familiar with these forms of shops please keep in mind prior to ordering that they make your order upon your submitting it! This means that certain items do take a longer wait time! Some companies have wait times up to one month while others get products out faster! Basically your items are not sitting on a shelf and placed in a box for shipment, they are freshly made and then shipped to you! They are immensely popular as well which causes the wait time to go up accordingly, especially around the Holidays! Prices are affordable but some companies are Canadian which means costly shipping options! On the plus side some companies do run specials with 10%-20% off orders!

Personally I love the option of clicking on a bottle of Shampoo and asking for it in any one of 500 scents! Many of these small shops revolve the scent lists as the seasons change and the holidays come up! I love smelling like sweet, juicy fruits in the summer and gorgeous pies, cakes, and cupcakes in the winter! I like the scent of cool mints or warm cakes and baked goods in my hair during Christmas and possibly the smell of caramel apple or candy corn during Halloween! If that isn’t customized haircare I don’t know what is!

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Some of the many haircare products that overflow from my washroom cabinets!

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MuseTV Presents: A Spotlight on Majolica Majorca

I get many fine questions about MJ or MM (short for Majolica Majorca) from many a fine person that wanders onto my youTube page or happens upon my blog! I went ahead and did a little spotlight video on some fantastic MJ products I love!

Enjoy!

MuseTV Presents: A Spotlight on Majolica Majorca

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