Damn that Tom Jones! I’d fling my panties at him any day of the week!
Fact of the matter is it really is cold outside! The Muse just got home after fighting with traffic and idiotic New York drivers. But she’s safe and sound in her house now. At the moment it’s a stormin’ outside and 15 inches of snow is expected to land outside. The good news is it makes it feel more like Christmas but the bad news is that the Muse happens to be way too old to go outside and build a snowman! Darn.
View from the Muse’s makeup room!
But she really doesn’t have to forsake that snowman….Lush has a solution!
There isn’t anything in the world like a really hot bath when the chill of the winter is howling outside your window. Forsaking the outdoor snowman for an indoor one in my bath was the way to go today! Meet Lush Frothy the Snowman Bubble Bar:
Frothy creates mounds of soft, fluffy bubbles (hence his name…froth…..bubbles…get it?) in your bath while scenting your hair, body, and skin with a mix of coconut, licorice, and vanilla. He’s quite moisturizing and after stepping from the tub you’ll notice how soft and smooth he’s made your skin! The Muse thinks he’s rather cute as a stocking stuffer or a little topper on a gift.
The only sad thing about Frothy the Snowman is you have to crumble him up into little pieces to use him in your bath but once you get over mourning his broken little body you’ll be happy to step into your hot bathtub filled with lovely, scented bubbles to relax and de-stress!
Crumbled remains of Frothy waiting to melt away into masses of bubbles! He’s a holly jolly soul and welcome in my bathtub anytime of the year but sadly he told the Muse not to cry as he’s limited edition and will be gone after Christmas but he may be back again someday!
Someone said it’s the most wonderful time of the year, the Muse thinks it was Andy Williams.
The Muse thinks Andy Williams is the best thing since toast and tea although she also thinks they may only tug him out of the closet when they need a little Christmas. You ever notice he pops up in the weirdest places? This year he was dancing around 34th Street during the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Yup…they def take him down, dust him off, and use him when they need a little Christmas around! Afterward they tuck him safely back in the closet until next year! They do the same for Dick Clark during the New Year you know!
Dontcha just want to go into your closet right now and search out your bestest Christmas sweater after viewing that pic? I know I do!
Well anyway the moral of today’s story is that the Muse thinks Andy Williams does a fine job of making it the most wonderful time of the year but she also thinks that Lush Snow Fairy lends a special helping of Holiday cheer to my shower, bath, and hair, making it a truly wonderful time of the year!
It’s a sad state of affairs that Lush Snow Fairy is only around once a year and like Andy Williams it gets tucked away and doesn’t come back until next Christmas so now would be a good time to stock up on as many bottles as your bathroom cupboard can hold because you don’t want to be without Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel this entire year do you?
What Lush has to say about Snow Fairy:
Sparkly pink, sweet-as-sugar shower gel for fluffy, fruity fairies
We thought that this cotton-candy scented, sparkly gel would be just the sweet surprise for small girls who like wearing party dresses and waving wands. Amazed we were when we found fully grown hairy men using it too. (They send other people off to buy it for them, but we know!) It’s a Christmas best seller and you know best! So she’s back. Stock up before she flits off to Fairyland again.
What the Muse says:
If you love sweet scents that are girlish and pretty this would be one to grab. It’s difficult to describe Snow Fairy and although it’s been compared to cotton-candy the Muse thinks it’s so much more! It has a bit of vanilla, a bit of a wicked fruitiness, and just the right touches of pink. The Muse concludes that if pink smelled it would have the scent of Snow Fairy attached to it! Sadly, I cannot say more about it because it’s difficult to put into words exactly what it smells like but rest easy as the Muse absolutely adores it and thinks you will too!
Snow Fairy is bubblegum pink with a bit of shiny gold glitter but don’t worry the glitter washes off easily! You can use this in your shower or to lather up your hair (oh my nothing like Snow Fairy scented hair) or if you so please a little squirt in the tub will give you tons of moisturizing, sweetly scented bubbles!
The Muse is telling you all about the virtues of Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel today because she thinks your holiday will be a bit more wonderful if you snag some of this great shower gel! Just like Snowcake it’s Muse Approved for purchase and well worth getting a few to last you and keep you sweet smelling all year long!
Ok, we are probably all way too young to remember that one but my mum used to randomly sing it to make me laugh when I was little and it came to mind when I whipped out my Lush Tea Tree Toner Tab last night! Hehe!
I’ve been using Lush toner tabs for a while and I realized, “hey I haven’t reviewed any yet on Musings!” so here the Muse be with a review special for you! Love me much? At the moment Lush has three toner tabs available and I’m reviewing for you today the Tea Tree Toner Tab and later on this week or next I’ll review the other two tablets!
The “tabs” are tiny tablets, about the size of a quarter, that you drop in hot water and steam your face with. You can do this in any number of ways such as dropping one into a large bowl of steaming water or, as the Muse prefers, fill your sink with hot water, drop a tablet in, and cover your head with a towel! Poof! Bob’s your Uncle! You’ll be steaming happily away! They fizz happily away while the dissolve like your favorite bath bomb which brings the Pop Pop Fizz Fizz song to mind! If you totally didn’t get that here’s some simple instructions with graphics from those kind people at Lush:
Lush Tea Tree Toner Tab is actually for troubled, traumatized skin. So if your skin is sensitive or acne prone this would be the toner you’ll want. My skin is not sensitive nor do I have acne but I’m curious so that accounts for why I purchased this one!
I’ve heard various complaints about how horrible this tab smells but honestly I didn’t smell much of anything other than the faint scent of salt. Aside from that I really got no smell at all from this but maybe my nose isn’t sensitive enough to pick up exactly what it is that’s so “horrible” smelling. Shrug! Who knows! After steaming my face with this I honestly felt no difference considering I don’t have problem skin however after my steam I dipped a piece of facial muslin in the water and proceeded to wipe my face. Lush recommends using all the lovely water from your steaming to tone your face with so you’re actually getting two products in one! Yay! I loved this idea! One day, in the near future, the Muse will share her beauty secret and tell you all about an amazing product called Rosewater and Glycerin but for now she’ll tell you that Tea Tree Toner Tab actually has about the same consistency as Rosewater and Glycerin. The tab makes the water feel heavenly and full of moisture so while you wipe you’ll notice your skin feeling as if you applied a bit of a light moisturizer to your skin.
The bad news….
As much as I adored the moisturizing feel of the water, I found out later that it seriously created a problem for my skin. I suspect that since this is for problem skin, that would also mean oily skin. Normally Tea Tree Oil, Water, Etc…is used to mattify oily skin which I think caused my problem. Almost as soon as I dried my face off I noticed that my cheeks had dry, itchy patches! Yak! Even after my moisturizer my skin was still feeling somewhat tight and dry so indeed this isn’t the toner tab for me. I’m thinking this would be lovely in the Summer when my skin is feeling slippery but at the moment this definitely isn’t something to reconsider using!
All in all I rather liked the feel of the water after my steam however since my skin isn’t problematic I can’t report on any improvement. It’s worth trying out one for yourself if you have acne or problem areas you’re wanting to address! I trust Lush skincare with my life so I’m sure you’ll see some sort of improvement after a few uses plus the price of $1.50 USD per a tab isn’t too bad at all!
In other news I had heard that one girl took a tab, dropped it in a spray bottle, shook it up, and used it as a toner! That sounds rather interesting and cheaper than purchasing a bottle of Lush Tea Tree Water! I personally won’t try it until Summer though.
All in all this tab doesn’t get my Muse Approval but I do think it’s worth checking out for those with problem skin!
Last month I went into my closet and realized I was down to my last bottle of Lush Comforter Shower Gel! Oh woe is me!
*sniffle* The last of Comforter Shower Gel!
T’was a sad day indeed! Instead of using it I tucked it back into my closet and decided I’d save it for a special occasion. I resisted as long as I could and finally I tucked into the bottle and as of last week it’s almost completely gone. This week I was planning a funeral for my last bottle when I realized that, gasp, to my shock and surprised that Lush US was offering Comforter Shower Gel! I think I heard the angels sing! This truly was wonderful news!
This is the first time Lush Comforter Shower Gel is available in the US! It’s original release was about a year and a half ago as a special LE from Lush Germany. Now this was indeed a special time as not even Lush UK had this available which is the source for all LE products from Lush! The Muse was lucky enough to nab six bottles of Lush Comforter Shower Gel thanks to her x-boyfriend’s sister, Leeza who was attending classes in Germany at the time! Yay!
No idea what the hell this says but I promise it’s good stuff inside!
I’m actually quite excited about this release as I recently got my Lush UK Perfume Party order which had my Lush Comforter Body Lotion and Comforter Perfume (review coming soon!) inside so now I can layer with shower gel, lotion, and perfume! Life couldn’t be better!
The moral of today’s story is you should be heading to Lush as soon as humanly possible and snatch up as many bottles as your cart can hold because a shower without Comforter in it is a sad shower indeed!
The Muse’s entourage of English friends have always tried to convert her to the glories of the chocolate orange but the Muse safely steers clear of anything that combines chocolate with fruit….yak…..no likey. Some things go together well but the Muse thinks chocolate and fruit are NOT a marriage most divine.
In the case of the glorious Orange Chocolate the Muse refuses to partake and believes that Terry is actually an alias for the devil because the only place an orange chocolate could come from would be hell.
All yur chocolate oranges belongz to me! *insert evil laugh here* Source
Even though the Muse hates Orange Chocolate she knew she must put away her keen dislike for the evil that be and test out the new Lush Chocolate Santa Bath Bomb. So the Muse struck up some Captain Jack and decided to climb into her bath tub!
No, not this kind either (although my bath tub is always welcome to the likes of this Captain Jack)
The Muse needed liquid courage to face a bath tub full of Chocolate Orange and since she doesn’t drink the only other option was vintage Billy.
Turns out Lush Chocolate Santa was a rather relaxing, calming experience and although eating chocolate oranges is off this Muse’s list she actually won’t mind purchasing a few Lush Chocolate Santas to fill her bath with! Although Chocolate Santa doesn’t have a very strong, lingering smell like many Lush Bath Bombs I still managed to enjoy my bath with him and recommend grabbing a few for stocking stuffers and of course to spoil yourself with!
I’m not going to go into great detail how a Bath Bomb works since I’ve done so before but just in case anyone doesn’t know here’s a quickie How To from the friendly folks at Lush:
Now as I mentioned Chocolate Santa doesn’t have a very strong smell which could account for why I liked him so much. He smells like a sparkling mimosa with tiny bits of chocolate thrown in and a faint, soft underlay of vanilla. He fizzes happily away as you bath, softening your water and skin while leaving your hair and body softly scented with a citrus chocolate blend that’s very pleasant.
Lush Chocolate Santa sizzling away happily in the Muse’s bath tub! (Apologies the lighting was really low in my bathroom when I recorded)
Lush Chocolate Santa is shaped, yes you guessed it, like that rolly polly, pink cheeked guy we all know and love, Santa!! Lush was really intricate about the details on this bomb as their Chocolate Santa has his famous suit, boots, belt, and bag of treats for good little Muses!
Lush Chocolate Santa is available for a very limited time so best snatch one up before he’s gone for good! I’m actually headed over to Lush UK right now to order 20 of these little guys to stash away in friends and family member’s stockings and of course a few more for myself as it turns out Lush Chocolate Santa isn’t evil like Terry’s Chocolate Orange! Lush Chocolate Santa is available now for $6.95 USD! Click to grab yours!