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Body Beautiful: Summer Must Haves For Beautifying Your Body from Head to Toes


If you’re looking for some fab finds to get your body beautiful for the Summer do click ahead to enjoy a slew of scrubs, shower gels, lotions, and potions to spoil yourself with this Summer. All of ‘em are on the Muse’s Summer Must Have list!

Get your body beautiful!

It’s no secret I like minty products. Anything that smells like mint you can count me in. It’s particularly nice in Summer when you’re taking a shower and enjoying a minty body wash or a shampoo as it gives you that cooling, tingling sensation to keep you nice and cool while the weather is humid and hot! Check out some of my fav minty pics for Summer!

Lush Ice Blue Shampoo ($25.95 USD from Lush)

What Lush Says About It:
A Revitalizing mint, scape stimulating minty and a bit more mint just to make sure! Shampoo to refresh your head and put a bit of life back into your hair. Wash, Rinse. And that’s about it!

What the Muse Says About It:
Minty spearmint refreshes your hair and scalp with a burst of coolness that rinses a long day of hot Summer right out of your hair!

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Hair Mint-Infused Shampoo and Conditioner (Two for $10 at Bath and Body Works)

What They Say About It:
Mint Infused shampoo and conditioner for all hair types to leave hair shiny and manageable while imparting moisture and nourishment. Formulated with invigorating Peppermint, this replenishing hair treatment energizes hair while leaving it refreshed and healthy.

What The Muse Says About It:
A cooling blast of peppermint tingles through your scalp while getting hair clean and soft! Love that burst of crisp coolness on a humid morning! Just the ticket to get me to wake up.

We all know I have a serious addiction to shower gels. I’m a self confessed shower gel collector of some sort or another and tons of these crazy bottles line the shelves of my washroom closet. How sad. Here are a few of my Summer loves!

Jaqua Beauty Pina Colada Shower Syrup ($18 USD from Jaqua Beauty)

What They Have To Say About It:
A fabulous body wash cocktail with pineapple and ginseng for soft, hydrated skin. This richly lathering shower syrup leaves skin clean, smooth, and silky. Best of all, the pineapple, coconut fragrance will turn your shower into a vacation. Escape!

What The Muse Says About It:
Pina Colada just spells Summer! This one is a true treat for the shower. Syrup is a great way to explain it as the formula is such a rich, ooey, gooey texture that softens my skin and scents it with the luscious, juicy smell of pineapples with a hint of coconut. Yum!

Johnson’s SoftWash 2-in-1 Shower and Shave Moisturizing Wash (Available at drugstores $4.99 USD

What They Have To Say About It:
A body wash that combines gentle cleansing and smoothing saving in the shower. This new body wash works in two ways to leave skin cleansed, moisturized, and bath smooth after saving.

What The Muse Says About It:
Mmmm! A bright, fresh scent that creates luxurious lather in my shower. It makes me smell fresh and clean plus it gets my entire body soft and silky smooth. And hey it double tasks as a shaving agent plus did I mention it’s cheap as day old chips?

Tame the locks I say. Humidity sets in and frizz follows after. If you happen to need a bit and a bob to keep your hair in place and together check out my pick for keeping Summer out of your hair.

Bloom Energy Liquid Body Wash ($15.49 USD at Shared Secrets)

What They Say About It:
Soothing fragrance awakens your senses. Skin is revitalized with a refreshing herbal cleanser infused with carefully selected plants and herb essences.

What The Muse Says About It:
Bloom Bath and Body products have been on my shelves for a very long, long time. Energy happens to be my favorite scent from Bloom and utterly Summer friendly with it’s crisp, herbal citrus scent it’s a sure favorite. I just wish Bloom wasn’t so bloody difficult to locate!

Soap & Glory Hair Supply ($9.99 USD at Target)

What They Have To Say About It:
A Super Gloss-Giving Radiance and Repair Mask Treatment for All Hair Types that leaves hair smooth and shiny while coating and controlling split ends.

What The Muse Says About It:
It has that signature Soap & Glory scent that I so dearly love and it keeps the frizz right out of my hair, ’nuff said.

Everyone wants beach hair but some of us just want to keep the beach (and possibly the pool) out of our hair. Check out my picks for keeping your hair squeaky clean after days of laze at the pool and at the beach!


Lush Big Shampoo ($21.35 USD from Lush)

What They Have To Say About It:
New life affirming shampoo for more shine that you thought possible. Dull hair turns into traffic stopping shiny, silky hair with a formula featuring raw salt, seaweed, and lime juice.

What The Muse Says About It:
If you want your hair to whistle after you clean you’d best try out Lush Big. This is possibly the best clarifying treatment you’ll ever come across in this life and your next. But please, if you dye your hair, beware!

Lush Retread ($22.35 from Lush)

What They Have to Say About It:
Specially enhanced triple strength conditioner. Seamlessly combines soya milk, yoghurt, and fresh melon. Tempting to use a handful so do it!

What The Muse Says About It:
Let me tell you after using Big you’ll need a healthy dose of Retread to get locks back in the calm. This super conditioner makes hair soft, manageable, and fresh smelling!

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo
($19.50 USD from Lush)

What They Have To Say About It:
Absolutely Gorgeous Coconut and Vanilla Conditioning Shampoo. To control thick, curly hair and make it soft, shiny, and smooth this deeply moisturizing, emollient shampoo is made of 15% coconut!

What The Muse Says About It:
Curly locks? No problem, your solution awaits you with a tub of Curly Wurly. Adds just enough weight to hair to keep curls soft, smooth, and frizz free plus it has chunks and chunks of shredded coconut…doesn’t coconut so remind you of Summer?

Your legs and arms aren’t hiding away anymore. Summer is here and your skin is on display alot more. You’ll need a scrub or two and a good moisturizer to keep all those rough bits smooth and soft! Check out my favs!

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub ($16.99 USD from Target)

What They Have To Say About It:
Use Sugar Crush in the shower once, twice, or three times weekly depending on your scaliness (make it four if you’ve ever been labeled old lizard legs!).

What The Muse Says About It:
Smells just like a cool 7-Up! Fresh, Crisp, and Effervescent this scrub gets rough bits smooth and silky once again! When can we have a matching body lotion S&G?

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter ($14.99 from Target)

What They Have To Say About It:
A body moisturizing formula so virtuous you might swear you’re wearing velvet.

What The Muse Says About It:
Hey kids! It smells like that great Soap and Glory scent…need I say more? Ok, ok I’ll say more. Thick, creamy, and moisturizing, now I really need not say more, you get it.

We all like to smell sweet and pretty but how about our hair? It’s just as important isn’t it? Try out my top pick to get locks smelling sweet!

Make Me Smooth Make My Hair Smell Deelish Perfume Detangling Mist for Hair (Available from Make Me Smooth for $9.99)

What They Have To Say About It:
This refreshing Body & Hair mist is super duper for leaving the body fresh, and amazing at detangling the hair. Leaves your skin and hair lightly scented after a shower or bath.

What The Muse Says About It:
It’s customizable! Available in over 100 different scents, god I love variety. Plus you can use it on hair and body, god I love multitasking products! What more does one need? My favs? Snowcakes, a Lush Snowcake dupe and Georgia’s A Peach, sweet, juicy peach scent!

Mmm swine flu. It somehow woke the world up to the evolution of washing your hands. The Muse is a chronic hand washer already but thankfully the rest of the population is finally catching up. Check out my pick for getting my hands nice and clean!

Soap and Glory Wash Your Hands Of It ($9.99 USD from Target)

What They Have To Say About It:
Shea butter and silky soft liquid hand wash with soothing lime tree blossom and a built-in skin conditioner!

What The Muse Says About It:
You know the drill….it smells like Soap and Glory…shrug…sorry it’s true.

Check below for my favorite picks to get feet in shape for sandals this Summer!

Frills Hey, Sugar Pineapple Sugar Hand and Foot Scrub

What They Have To Say About It:
Who knew the pineapples and sugar cane of Hawaii could be this good for your hands and feet. Blended into this moisturizing gel scrub, they’re the ultimate exfoliating treat for smooth, sweet hands and feet!

What They Muse Has To Say About It:
It’s cheap and it comes in single packs! 50 cents per a pack baby! w00t! Check your local drugstores for these as they are normally on end caps (or on Evil-bay too in lots of 3 or more). At 50 cents they are a steal plus it’s a slice and use packet which can be tossed after use. No mess, no fuss, just goodness for getting feet into tip top shape for your flip flops!

Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer ($5.49 USD At Drugstore.com)

What They Have To Say About It:
4 in 1 Cleanses, exfoliates, massages and moisturizes with glycerin, olive oil, shea butter, and eucalyptus.

What I Have To Say About It:
Oh hai cheapness! This cheap little foot scrubber is ideal for getting feet in fine form for the warm weather. Simply wet the sponge to release a cream lather and begin scrubbing the bottom of feet and heels. Gets them super smooth, super fast!

Time to shave the legs. You may have been hiding your hairy legs under heavy jeans and sweats this Winter but now it’s time to get rid of that fuzz. Check out one of my top picks for getting the closest shave this season!

Rolling Razor Pomegranate Shaving Cream ($8.95 USD at Rolling Razor)

What They Have To Say About It:
Underarm irritation is a thing of the past. Our saving cream is hands down the softest and creamiest on the market. Formulated with antioxidant-rich pomegranate, one of nature’s oldest anti-aging resources, the Rolling Razor Shaving Cream later leaves even the difficult skin soft and silky smooth

What The Muse Says About It:
Fruity and lush this luxurious shaving cream makes my legs silky smooth and gives me an incredibly smooth shave. Likey!

Top picks for Summer scents? I has ‘em! Check below to see what fragrances I adore for Summer!


Harajuku Lovers Fragrance G ($45 USD from Sephora)

What They Have To Say About It:
Never one to get lost in the crowd, G leads her crew in a white, corseted top and a blue miniskirt la Alice in Wonderland. Quirky, unique, and undeniably cool, G is the leader of the pack. Her scent is an oriental, fruity, gourmand fragrance with notes of fresh coconut, jasmine, and cotton woods.

What They Muse Says About It:
A blend of hot coconut with hints of fruit, jasmine, and just a touch of musk make G my very favorite Summer blend. It simply smells like Summer and the beach.

Demeter Sex on the Beach ($20 USD from Demeter)

What They Have To Say About It:
Sex on the Beach Cocktail, a sensory sensation; an inviting and refreshing combination of Vodka, unsweetened Pineapple Juice, a touch of Raspberry liquor, a hint of Melon liquor and a splash of Cranberry.

What The Muse Says About It:
Pineapples, raspberry, melon, and a certain tart twang make this scent ideal for Summer time lovin’!

Demeter Swimming Pool ($20 USD from Demeter)

What They Have To Say About It:
A soft, watery, natural ozone scent…wrapped in a fresh cotton towel…

What They Muse Says About It:
Watery, refreshing, and fresh this one definitely reminds me of a cool dip in the pool!

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell (3 for $24 or 7 for $35 from Victoria’s Secret)

What They Have To Say About It:
Lush blend of peach, cherry blossom and white jasmine.

What The Muse Says About It:
Do I really need to wax poetry about Love Spell? An age old classic that graces my fragrance library year round.

C.O. Bigelow Lemon Eau de Parfum ($34.50 from Bath and Body Works)

What They Have To Say About It:
This freshly scented Eau de Parfum is inspired by our most-loved, favorite original formulary, Lemon Body Cream. The pure, sparkling Lemon fragrance blends effervescent citrus notes with green lemon leaves and sensual, creamy undertones of warm white musk.

What The Muse Says About It:
Even though the scent fails to last more than two hours this parfum is making it’s way to my top Summer pick this year. The crisp, refreshing, fruity yet tart blend of lemons is enough to make any girl happy. Love, love, love it!

These are just a few of my favorites for getting my body beautiful this Summer season. They are all currently topping my favorite list and items that I use daily. Lord knows it’s difficult weeding through a sea of product and latching on to a favorite but these are definitely making a guest starring appearance on my Summer Must Have List.

What’s making your body beautiful this Summer?

I look forward to hearing your picks!

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Pieces of Life: Twitter Your Favorite Beauty Brands

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Have you caught the Twitter bug yet? I’m a Twitter-a-holic! I love following my favorite celebs, brands, and friends on Twitter. It’s a great way to keep people abreast of what you’re doing or get info on coupons, releases, etc….Although it’s a social networking tool it somehow turns into a whole lot more!

Do you Twit?

Check out some of my fav beauty brands that are on Twitter!

Urban Decay is prob one of my fav brands to Twitter as they are so interactive in replying to their fellow Twitters! It’s also a great way to hear about their new products!

Follow Urban Decay

Kenzo Parfums is new to Twitter! Looking forward to hearing what the peeps at Kenzo have to say!

Follow Kenzo

Our friends from Lush UK Mail Order are on board the Twitter express train!

Follow Lush Mail Order UK

Check out what Tarte Cosmetics is up to!

Follow Tarte

Heck, even Beauty.com Twitters!

Follow Beauty.com

Learn about the latest from Benefit with their friendly daily Twits!

Follow Benefit

Bliss has lots to tell daily!

Follow Bliss World

L’occitane keeps us abreast of all that’s happening in the land of beautiful skincare, fragrance, and bath and body delicacies!

Follow L’occitane

Starting following your favorite brands to learn all about what’s happening in their beauty worlds!

Do you Twitter?

What beauty brands do you follow?

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Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask Review

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Ok, I normally avoid reviewing skincare until I’ve tested it out a few weeks but might I gush about the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask I got in the mail today?

I just finished trying it out and I’m in love!

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Has anyone tried this!?

I’ve wanted to try this stuff for a long time but never really got around to indulging in any of the Bliss skincare line. I adore Bliss’s Bath and Body products, what prevented me from grabbing some of the face line I’ll never know so I’m more than pleased to finally have gotten the chance to test some of it out!

So what’s the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask anyway?

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It’s a super quick oxygen mask that mimics Bliss Spa’s own world famous triple oxygen facial treatment! Cool, a oxygen mask I can do at home in the comfort of my own washroom!

What it promises to do:

Wake up dull, tired, and swallow skin.

What it does:

Wakes up my dull, tired skin and gives me a radiant, refreshed glow!

Fantastic!

After one use I could immediately see the sigh of relief my skin was breathing. My complexion looked glowing and rosy once again! Fantastic!

This is product is particularly recommended for those with problem skin, it also happens to be recommend for refreshing skin if you’re a smoker. I have neither problem but my skin definately can use a wake me up lately and this surely delivered what it promised.

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My first go with the product wasn’t successful as I didn’t use nearly enough to create any big change so I quickly washed up and tried again. The directions state use a generous amount and this was my biggest problem with the first use. I obviously hadn’t used enough the first time to notice anything happen however in this case more is better.

You simply dampen your face, pump out three squirts, and begin rubbing around your face in a gentle massage. The formula has a citrus like smell that’s very pleasing. It begins as a gel but it quickly turns into a foam as you massage it in. After you’ve covered your face, sit back and relax. Leave this on for five minutes and rinse.

As you sit and wait you’ll notice a small tingle as the mask begins to foam. It sizzles, cracks, and makes small little noises as it’s penetrates and you can literally feel it working. It kinda feels like a million tiny little fingers rotating around your face as it foams up. After five minutes I rinsed with lukewarm water and noticed that the water slid off my face in a rather interesting manner. My face didn’t feel greasy or oily but it did have a moisturized feeling as I rinsed.

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After I dried my face I noticed my face was slightly warm and blushing…thus the glow the product gives to your cheeks!

Loves it!

After all this my face felt extremely smooth and the tiny dry flakes I get between my brows had disappeared. My face was glowing, smooth, soft, and looked healthier!

The mask detoxifies your skin in five minutes leaving behind younger, healthier, more refreshed skin….I think the Muse loves this one!

If you’re 30 or older this will be an absolute god sent for creating a smoother, healthier skin. If you’re younger the novelty of detoxing and clearing your skin of acne woes will most definately appeal.

This one I can’t recommend enough! So far, after one use, I’m feeling the love. Next on my list to try: Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask

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The Muse likey for sure.

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Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review

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Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minity Scrub Soap Review: Chillingly Cool Summer Treats for the Skin

Do you realize in less than two weeks Summer will turn quickly into Fall? Holy cow where did the time go! I still have Summer blog entries to post….is there a board I can appeal to to extend the Season?

Dear Seasonal Board,

Can we please have an extra month of Summer? The Muse hasn’t yet gotten through all her Summer makeup collections and wants to finish up her reviews before the cold weather sets in.

Thank you for considering this matter.

Sincerely with Hugs and Kisses,
the Muse

I REALLY should have gotten to this post earlier but hopefully we’ll have a sudden heat spell and you can make proper use out of my Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review!

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Do you love minty goodness?

I do.

Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with Bliss Shock Therapy. It’s cool, refreshing, and minty. Literally. I mean it’s really cool. As in it makes you shiver after you step out of the shower! Cool right?

This fantastic little shower gel is uber awesome as it literally cools you down on warm, humid morning. Squeeze some in a puff and go to town and you’ll begin to notice as it lathers that your skin will begin tingling and cooling off! After you step out of the shower chances are you’ll be rubbing your arms and shivering a bit.

I love it!

It’s that extra shock of cool that I need on hot Summer mornings plus it wakes me up like all hell in the Winter! Brrrrrr!

I happen to adore Shock Therapy so much that I normally follow up my cooling experience with the ridiculously large bar of minty soap. This soap is about the size of my foot. It’s freaking huge! I love all Bliss soaps but this one in particular is a favorite of mine since it’s minty and cooling.

The bar contains a fine grain of scrubbing beads inside the bar so you can get to work scrubbing those rough, dry elbows, knees, and legs to reveal smoother skin! I normally use the elevated side to work on dry spots and follow up with the smooth side.

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The soap lasts ages and ages since it’s so large and you get the benefits of both a great soap, a cooling, refreshing shower, and an exfoliating treatment!

Psstt….I normally purchase Bliss Shock Therapy in bulk when Bliss has clearance section up. Around this time it’s about $7-8 USD a bottle! Sweet deal!

Both of these are Muse Approved for purchase!

Love ‘em for a cooling Summer experience!

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