I’ve been wanting to do a post about B for a very long time but I just never had the time to take the photos of my rather large stash of B! I’ve decided that it’s long overdo and I’m bringing you a tale of B today!
I’ll be doing the post in two separate parts. Part 1 will consist of B’s perfume line and Part 2 will consist of B’s cosmetic line! I was going to do a Part 3 discussing B’s Bath and Body lineup but I think it might be overkill so I’ll only cover that briefly (plus if I had to haul out my entire collection of B Bath and Body goodies I’d be here for the next year of my life).
If you’ve no idea what I am talking about allow me to explain a little.
B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful is Lush Cosmetic’s younger, groovier little sister (it’s also alot more expensive and posh than Lush is). B is not available in the US or any other country other then jolly old England so sadly it’s either order online and have it airmailed to you or hop the nearest plane to London to grab yourself some!
I’ve been collecting B products for about 4 years or so now. I visited B for the first time about 3-4 years old in London with one of my best mates and from that day on I was forever a fan and lover!
The store is something to behold and if you happen to live in London or are visiting do drop by 39 Carnaby Street for the full effect! It’s gorgeous and you’ll leave the store about $1000 dollars poorer while wiping the drool off your mouth and trying to snap yourself back into reality. I wish I had photos of my visit but sadly I do not! I’ve googled and you can locate images for yourself by clicking here.
If you’re expecting something similar to Lush you’ll be shocked to learn this is NOTHING like Lush. It’s completely different.
B consists of vegan friendly cosmetics, perfume, bath and body items. It’s mostly popular for it’s bejeweled cosmetics but it also has quite a cult following when it comes to it’s very different perfume line!
Scents have come and gone in the B line and at the moment there are eight scents as the main line up (seven of which I have tried and six of each I own!). Nine if you consider the Body Spray, Dirty, part of the line up!
Perfumes you’ll find at B are a unique, expensive experience that are well worth the price of omission in my personal opinion. If you have a taste for the posh and gorgeous these will appeal to you. Be warned they take some getting used. First sniff will almost always have you pulling back in dismay but slowly B perfumes grow on you and you become deeper and deeper in lust and love with them as time passes!
The thing I adore about B perfume is how exotic and unique they are. It’s something you can wear and not worry about smelling like the rest of the population which means you’ll truly have your very own personal scent as B is not exactly easy to get around these parts!
Prices on B perfume range from $90 and upwards (cheaper for smaller bottles or sprays!). These are not cheap in anyway, shape or form but they are well worth the disgusting price tag in my humble opinion!
Sadly, the Muse is unable to explain the perfumes because they are such a unusual blend of notes but I’ll do the best I can!
One of my favorite perfumes from B is entitled Love. The main notes in the blend are jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang. These combine to create a strangely citrus floral blend on me.
The only true way to describe the scent of Love and other B perfume is to sum it up as Old Hollywood. B perfumes remind me of vintage, retro, black and white Hollywood. Fay Wray, Joan Crawford, Vivian Leigh, Etc…
B perfumes all come in vintage victorian style bottles with a tasseled pump so it brings you way back into a gorgeous, glamorous era!
My second favorite scent would be Keep It Fluffy which is slightly on the sweet side but it too falls into the floral combination of rose, ylang ylang, and vanilla! It’s a very deep blend so don’t expect something light (don’t expect light from any B perfume).
Keep It Fluffy
My third favorite is Cocktail which is indeed a cocktail of different notes including cassia, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and other interesting bits!
My fourth favorite would be Two Hearts Beating As One which is a blend of jasmine, rose, and musk. It’s a very sophisticated floral combination that’s positively gorgeous!
My fifth favorite would be A Thousand Kisses Deep which is a blend of vanilla, asian spices, and musk (and a few other things). It’s quite an interesting blend and like all B perfumes glamorous and gorgeous!
A Thousand Kisses Deep
My sixth and least favorite perfume is B Scent which contains notes of sandalwood and jasmine over a base I can’t quite pinpoint. It’s difficult to describe B Scent but it’s not really a favorite of mine! Although, I like it well enough it’s not the first bottle I reach for!
Ladyboy and Breath of God are two other scents offered by B. I haven’t yet tried Breath of God and I can tell already I’ll hate it as it contains patchouli. Breath of God is pretty new and takes the place of another fragrance that used to be offered called Om which strangely enough contains a majority of the same notes as this new scent thus it’s just a rename I guess! Ladyboy is a scent I had purchased a while ago and absolutely hated. It was actually something I thought I’d love due to it’s notes but it’s terrible. It’s a violet banana blend that just doesn’t work at all and makes me gag and cringe (sorry B)!
B perfumes are sophisticated blends that are very “evening” wearable. They aren’t something you can spritz on for a light splash of scent. They are more of a “out on the town” scent that are very strong and lingering.
They take some getting used to but in the long run they are downright delightful (and addicting) once you’ve gotten a taste for them!
B extends most of these scents into Bath and Body goodies as well such as Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Lotions and other bits and bobs!
Keep It Fluffy Body Powder
Love and B Scent Body Sprays
If your tastes run to the unique, unusual, rare, and posh B Never is something you’ll want to try!
My Collection of B Perfumes
B Never perfumes (and everything B offers) is most definately Muse approved!
Tell the Muse!
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!
Okee dokee I know a few of you who were dead curious how the the Lunasol Geminate Eyes were!
A few weeks ago I did a Face of the Day which I failed to post so here it is:
I only used the Lunasol Geminate Eye Palette in Ruby to create the look nothing else. I think it probably came out crummy. Not dark enough. I’d have liked more of a bold look but the fault is my own as I was using a light touch as the palette is just too pretty to touch if you know what I mean
This is a fantastic palette and I highly recommend getting at least one or all of the palettes! The best part about the look is finishing it off with the middle glitter layer which really makes the eye POP!
Overall the palette is a breeze to work with. The colors are highly pigmented, they blend easily and work into the eye flawlessly. This look I created came out a bit sloppy I guess but I’d say with time, patience, and a bit of a heavier hand you can create an absolutely awesome eye look! You don’t need much else aside from liner and mascara to complete the look! I don’t normally apply liner on my upper lid during most eye looks because I just feels it’s a bit TOO much as I am already using such vibrant colors to begin with but these palettes seem to be just the right shades that you can complete a look with a bit of black liner without appearing overly done up! I didn’t use any liner in this FOTD but as I said I think a bit would have tied the look up and it wouldn’t appear “too much”!
I can’t wait to try the other palettes now! The only thing that sorta disappoints me is that Lunasol failed to provide face charts or even a video using these palettes! I’d love to have seen either or both to get some ideas of looks they envision creating with these palettes!
Other than that minor rant I’d say go get ‘em girls!
I guess I shouldn’t really get all that excited at the prospect of deodorant but I find I can’t help myself with the new Scent Expressions from Secret!
Yup, we all get up in the morning, take our little showers, do our hair and makeup, brush out teeth, and most importantly apply our deodorant!
Not much to get excited about in the deo department is there?
Nay I say!
Secret’s created 14 little gems of deodorant in an array of super awesome scents that I’m really loving at the moment and can’t help but recommend! Not only do I stay dry but also sweet smelling all day long! Wahoo!
You seriously can’t not get excited about scents like Brazilian Cherry, Southern Peach, Vanilla Chai, and Arctic Apple!
Scent Expressions are available for about $4.99 each at your local drugstore and come in 14 brilliant scents!
Go snatch some up!
Your pits will thank you!
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
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 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!
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):
Sweet marshmallow fondant blended with ice cream & cotton candy. Totally pink and fluffy!
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.
A playful carnival inspired blend of cotton candy, caramel apple and candy corn.
Breezy ocean notes, bright orange sunshine and sweet cotton candy.
Delicious and sweet cotton candy!
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):
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!
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!
Sweet fluffy very real cotton candy sniff.
Cotton Candy Blends Offered From Suds and Light (Shampoos, Conditioners, Scrubs, Perfumes available in these blends):
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):
Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, and freshly popped kettle corn.
Cotton candy glistening with sprinkles of sweet sugar.
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!
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!
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!
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 I hope it helps you locate your perfect blend my friend! Happy Hunting!