Holiday Collections 2007

The Muse’s Lush Christmas List

Each and every year Lush always tempts me with a wonderful array of yummie goodies for my bathing pleasure! This year, like any other year, is no different.

I’m eager to start making my Lush list and checking it twice!

I always end up purchasing a ton of Lush for myself and tons for friends and family members!

Lush always has a year end promotion with free goodies and such but I just can’t wait for that! I need my Lush RIGHT AWAY!

Here’s my Lush Wish List:

Christmas would simply not be Christmas if your Muse can’t have a nice big block of Snowcake under her tree!

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Creamy, moisturizing, marzipan goodness! My love affair with Snowcake is known far and wide and I end up with quite a bit stashed into gifts from friends and of course, purchased for myself! This year the kind people at Lush UK have even offered up a yummie Snowcake Shower Gel to keep the Muse happy so I’ll be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in my shower for the next several months with both my stash of soap and shower gel!

Head into your local Lush for a nice big chunk to hold you out till next year because sadly, my dear friends, when it’s gone, it’s gone and won’t make it’s reappearance until next year!

Now since we are on the most lovely topic of Snowcake might the Muse mention that she has added Lush Pud Bath Bomb to her wish list! If you happen to be new to Lush or this is your first Christmas with Lush than you probably don’t know that Lush Pud is scented with our most beloved scent of Snowcake! Mmmm!

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This year we have two flavors of Pud to choose from. It’s regular Bath Bomb size and a Jumbo Bath Bomb which includes two Holiday soaps, Snowcake and Bob!

Jumbo Lush Pud Bath Bomb Gift Set
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Lush never fails to come out with something jumbo in all the years I’ve been purchasing it. Last year they had a most wonderful large size Santa’s Hat bomb that was scented in the delightful Honey I Washed the Kids (It was so big I still have left over pieces from last year!) and the year before on Valentine’s Day they offered a heart shaped bomb that was scented in Creamy Candy Bath! Mmmm!

The moral of the story is that this is a great deal because you can get quite a few baths out of this LARGE bomb! I normally place mine in a large ziploc bag and drop the bag onto the floor once or twice and it’ll split into pieces big enough to plop in your bath! Of course, the Muse has seen a few people that are daring enough to just throw the entire thing into the tub and have a most expensive bath!

Something that always, always, have I said always? Always ends up in my cart come Christmas would be Snow Fairy. The best way to describe Snow Fairy is to call it crack in a bottle. Indeed, it’s that addicting. I get at least 5 large bottles (At one time it was 10) each year to keep me happy and sweetly scented until it’s reappearance next Christmas! Again, like Snowcake, when it’s gone, it’s gone and may or may not be back next year so the stashing and hoarding it away is a normal routine for your Muse!

Snow Fairy is a most difficult scent to describe but I shall do my best. It’s a fruity, cherryish, vanillish, with an underlay of the most gorgeous candy! It’s exactly what all girly girl’s need in their shower! I even wash my hair with it when I’m feeling quite frisky and daring! Oh my I imagine I’m breaking some sort of hair law by washing my locks with a shower gel but one whiff of Snow Fairy and I imagine I can convince even the snottiest stylish this is a must!

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Shockingly enough Lush US is actually offering Cocktail Soap! Cocktail is a scent exclusive to Lush’s sister store Bnever and has never been available outside of the UK. Bnever shops are exclusive to the UK (although rumors abound that they may be headed to the US soon).

Now, Cocktail is quite a favorite scent of mine and difficult to explain. It reminds me of glamorous Old Hollywood! It’s quite floral and with so many notes that the actual blend is too complicated to pick apart. The good news is that if you adore sophiscated floral blends this would be the soap for you! The Muse normally picks up Cocktail soap from Bnever when she travels into London or she gets it packaged into her UK orders from Lush however she’s happy, very happy, to say that Lush US is offering Cocktail Soap for your pleasure this Holiday season! Could this be an omen of things to come? Your Muse hopes so!

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Last year, the Muse’s beloved Bubble Bar was renamed and called “Holiday” bubble bar. The Muse is on strike and she REFUSES to call it that! It’s original name, and the name the Muse sticks to, is Ruby Red Slippers. Why the name change the Muse hasn’t a clue but the good news is that Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) is back in stock and ready for my purchasing pleasure! Ruby Red Slippers are glittery red and sexy as sin! The scent is a warm, spicy smell of carnations with a touch of vanilla and 100% perfection! I stock up on as many of these as I possibly can to get me through the long, cold winter! The luxury of slipping into a tub full of red sparkly water with tons of bubbles and a warm, spicy scent is something the Muse adores spoiling herself with! So Ruby Red Slippers (aka Holiday) always make an appearance on my wish list!

Ruby Red Slippers aka Holiday Bubble Bar Slice
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The sparkling, effervescent scent of Champagne Snow Showers is a favorite of mine but sadly the jelly just makes me cry in agony. Lush Jellies aren’t the most easiest thing in the world to use! Thankfully I don’t have to miss out on this gorgeous blend of sparkling citrus! I just load my cart with Christmas Party Bath Bombs and I have the same scent as Champange Snow Showers in my bath!

Some girls hate her because she contains a ton of glitter and bits and pieces to SURPRISE you in your bath! I personally love her and she’s right properly deemed a Christmas Party as once she hits the water she fizzes, spins, and whirls around my tub showering it with tiny stars, sparkles, and other fun bits and pieces (if you really can’t stand the though of these bits in your tub the Muse suggests placing her in a knee high before lowering her into the tub and all the bits will be trapped within the knee high and not your tub!)

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Butterball is quite a favorite bomb of mine but I’ll tell you a secret shhhhhh….I really like when he converts himself to MR BUTTERBALL for the Holiday season! I’m not sure why he becomes so proper during the Holiday season but I do enjoy the look of him during Christmas! He turns from an ordinary little Butterball into a cute, chubby Snowman during the Holidays and the Muse delights in what a wonderful little extra gift he makes for friends or family! He doesn’t last in this cute size for long so if you love him get a few before he disappears and makes his reappearance as plain old Butterball!

That’s Mr Butterball to YOU!
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If you happen to love Snow Fairy as much as this girl does then you might just want to get your hands on a few Candy Cane bubble bar slices. The name is quite deceiving so don’t go around thinking that this might smell of mint because that it does not. Candy Cane bubble bar slice is another product, like our Butterball, that transforms itself from Creamy Candy Bar to Candy Cane come the Holidays! It smells much the same as Snow Fairy with a bit more vanilla and less fruity but it’s all quite candy and creamy to me! And fear not it won’t disappear when Christmas is over! It’ll just go back to being Creamy Candy Bubble Bar instead and available for your purchasing pleasure year round!

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Finally my list would not be complete without including some Christmas Angels into my shopping cart! These fine bombs are scented in a minty chocolate combo that will have you feeling quite the refined lady whilst soaking away in your tub! Christmas Angel is quite ready and available for your shopping needs after Christmas so don’t go to crazy in ordering tons of these guys! As cute as they are you can get your share after Christmas by simply buying it without it’s Holiday clothes in simple Haagen Bath form!

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I do believe that pretty much wraps up what I want from Lush this year! How about you? New to Lush? Love Lush? What are you getting for yourself or friends and family?

Tell the Muse!

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NARS Night Series Palette

I was at Sephora last night returning something and I was just wandering around trying to finalize my list of wants when I came across the NARS Night Series Palette!

NARS Night Series Palette as seen on Sephora
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Wow.

Just….

Wow.

I have quite a bit of product from NARS but when I had seen this palette online I wasn’t tempted at all. It seemed matte, plain, somewhat boring. But boy was I ever wrong!

The palette is gorgeous and I highly suggest nabbing this little guy! You get six ultra shimmering shades of eyeshadow and I’m absolutely loving the perfect white sparkle color in this palette called Night Snow.

Night Snow is supposedly a best seller from NARS and how I never noticed it prior to this shocks me! Also included in this palette is a personal favorite of mine Night Star! This is such a gorgeous gold shimmer! So yummie!

On top of those two brilliant colors you’ll also get Night Fever (Black with Red Glitter), Night Clubbing (Black with Gold Glitter), Night Rider (Plum with Silver Glitter), and Night Fairy (Voilet with Gold Glitter).

NARS single shadows are $21 USD each so you’ll get 6 in this palette for $55 USD and with your discount you’ll get it for $44 USD which brings the price down to about $7 bucks and change per a shadow which in my opinion isn’t too bad a deal!

If you’re looking for a shimmering palette that’ll make your eyes pop for the Holiday Season this would be perfect!

I’m loving this and can’t WAIT to get mine! I finally did my Friends and Family order yesterday and this, my dears, was in the lot of items I purchased!

It’s most definately Muse approved! And I can’t WAIT to share pictures, a review, and FOTD using this little palette!

The Muse is excited!

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Lancôme Ombre-Eclair Eyeshadow Pencil

The Muse’s mates from Kiss and Makeup featured these fine pencils about two weeks ago and I must say they sound intriguing to say the least!

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The pencils are available in Silver, Emerald, and Sweet Quartz and every single one is on my wish list!

It’s all a matter of deciding whether I should wait for these to make a guest appearance at my local Cosmetics Company Store or getting them now at full price!

Choices, Choices!

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Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set

The Muse has many black eyeshadows and many white eyeshadows but that won’t stop her from lemming, wanting, and probably purchasing the Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set!

$40 bucks ($32 with the Friends and Family Discount hehe) nabs you a Wet Diamond Shadow, an Eye Shimmer Cream, a red lipstick, and a cute carrying pouch!

Visions of gorgeous smoky, sparkley eyes are dancing through the Muse’s head!

She so needs this kit!

Vincent Longo Holiday Gift Set as seen on Sephora.com
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Dita Von Teese for Frederick’s of Hollywood

I admit that I have a girl crush on Dita Von Teese. I can’t help myself! She’s gorgeous and perfect and I wish I was lucky enough to have won the same genetic lottery this girl did!

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Dita is modeling the Frederick’s of Hollywood Holiday lineup and I’m having quite fun looking through the images on the site and being all star struck by the pretty pictures! I’m a huge fan and collector of pin-up art and I’m loving some of the images they have on the site!

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Do have a visit and see for yourself what all my excitement is about!

And after that why not visit with Christine at Temptalia and read her interview (and listen to her podcast) with thee gorgeous Dita Von Teese, herself!

Lucky Christine! Count the Muse green with envy!

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