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Reader’s Request: Angels On Bare Skin Tutorial

A lovely reader left a wonderful comment for the Muse and had asked a question in regards to Lush and using Angels on Bare Skin.

I’ve discussed Lush a plenty on my blog as it’s part of my main skincare/bodycare/haircare regime so I pimp it as much as possible as I’ve had such brilliant results with it and of course when it works good the Muse must pass that info onto all you lovely ladies icon smile I’m positive you recall my rather long post about Lush prior to this but if you happened to miss it do click here and have a look!

Now her question was about a product called Angels on Bare Skin. Angels on Bare Skin is a Preservative Free Face Cleanser. First time users may be confused how exactly to use it! So…here’s a tutorial for Stephanie and anyone else who was interested in the best way to use Angels on Bare Skin!

Stephanie thanks for your comments and your question! I hope this helps!

MuseTV Presents: Angels on Bare Skin Tutorial

(If the video doesn’t play right away please try back in a few)

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The Weekend Beauty Shopper Steals 2007

I’m backkkkkkk!

Last weekend I had missed the Steals and Deals of the week but this weekend I’m back with some great finds just for you!

Click over and print out this coupon for a Free Wallflower or Scentport Starter Kit from Bath and Body Works! Get your home smelling lovely and hey it’s free! $15 Value!

Head on over to QVC and add a quad of Philosophy lipglosses into your cart for $33! These normally retail for $10 each but you can get all four for $33 (Item Number A12627). The kit includes lemonade, mint, apple, and coconut! And while you’re at it you might want to sneak on over and check out the Muse’s review on these glosses prior to purchasing!

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Since you’re at QVC browsing around for lipglosses on sale why not indulge your sweet tooth and check out their newest three in one shower gel duo for $30! You’ll get both Sweet Creamy Frosting and Red Velvet Cake with this kit! Mmmmm!

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And hey, the Muse advises and says that it’s never to early for Christmas shopping! So check out Item Number A5322 for a fab deal! This is a trio of full size (16oz) Philosophy Three in One shower gels with cute gift bags! The Muse purchased a few of these last year for various Christmas gifts, grab bags, etc..and they were a huge success! And at the price of $35 bucks for all three they come cheap (That’s less than $12 each!) The Muse advises purchasing these prior to November as last year they sold out and were on wait list forever! So grab ‘em while the grabbing is good! They make great gifts as a set or given away indivdually!

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Lush wants you naked! Head on over to Lush and purchase any two of their bare-ly wrapped products and get the third absolutely free! Promo Code: BARENAKED

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Keep your brows in order for free! Beauty.com will include a free Anastasia brow gel with any purchase!

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Enjoy Free Shipping from Sasa with any $50 Purchase! Did the Muse happen to mention how much she LOVES free shipping?

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Burt’s Bees happens to be one of the Muse’s favorite brands and it’s on sale at Drugstore.com! 30% Off All Burt’s Bees Stock plus Free Shipping!

Bobodave is offering 10% off All Sofina Stock from September 24th to the 30th. Discount will be refunded after purchase.

Glossy Lips anyone? Get a double ended gloss wand with any $50 Benefit purchase free! Enter Coupon Code GLOSSIX2 to receive your free gloss!

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Grab yourself Free Shipping and a Free Full Size product of your choice if you spend $39.50 at Beach Girl Beauty.

It’s not beauty but it is Bollywood! If you happen to love Hindi films, like me, the Muse advises you to click over to Nehaflix to nab some great deals on Bollywood DVD’s and receive Free Shipping with your order of $30 or more!

Nordstrom is giving away a soft traincase full of goodies to Lancome customers who spend $35 or more! Now might be a good time to nab yourself some of the Limited Edition Mystery Game goodies to get your free traincase!

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Happy Weekend! See you Monday!

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Lush Chat

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I mentioned Lush’s newest haircare line in a prior blog if you remember.

In honor of the new haircare lineup Lush is throwing a little party on it’s website that includes previews of the upcoming products, games, prizes, specials, and other fun little bits and bobs!

The online party takes place tomorrow between 2-7pm PST and can be reached via their website!

Hop on over to the site and you’ll find out how you can participate in the live chat! The Muse won’t be there but do tell her how it was if you happen to go!

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Lush Cosmetic’s Newest Haircare Line Up

Lush has always had a good solid haircare line! You’ve heard me babble some about the shampoo bars already but Lush also carries other shampoos and conditioners that I swear by as well!

I was happy to hear that Lush will be expanding it’s haircare line and introducing not only new haircare but some styling items as well! This is a big step for Lush as they have had no prior styling products to boast of prior to these! I’m very curious how they will turn out!

First up is Curly Wurly! Hmmm good news for the Muse as her hair is wavy and full of curls!

Lush’s description of Curly Wurly Shampoo:

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This thick and rich marvel is so unlike any other shampoo that your hair will think itís discovered a parallel universe, one where curls soften, relax and shine on command. Amazingly enough, we make it all happen without preservatives! Coconut butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter and jojoba oil control curls, weigh the hair down and smooth hair follicles. Shredded coconut aids in application and synthetic polymers are replaced by free-range eggs while lemons and papaya add extra cleansing and shine. Available early October.

Next up a new conditioner of sorts entitled Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze! The name alone sold it for the Muse. Anything that contains the word “fluff” in it makes me want it all the more!

Lush description for this new Fluffy product:

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Jasmine & Henna Fluff Eaze makes really fluffy hair smooth and encourages normal hair to behave. Henna infusion adds loads of shine and moisture, but it wonít change your color (even if itís color-treated). Brazil nut oil and olive oil add even more shine, calm fluffiness and give control to the ends without taking all the life out of it. Youíll find this hair treatment detangles, stops static and helps prevent your hair from tying itself in knots. Whatís more, the effects last for weeks! Best of all, the lovely scent of jasmine wafts around you like moonlit evenings in a Moroccan garden. Available early October.

Now these have the Muse intrigued! All natural hair gels!

The Big Tease

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The Big Tease can stand your hair straight up without feeling brittle — all with a texture a bit like glue (but in a good way). Itís loaded with natural, good-for-your-hair ingredients like glycerin for softer texture and cupuaÁu butter (pronounced: coo-poo-a-soo) from the Amazon rainforest. This acts a bit like lanolin, which means excellent conditioning thatís all vegan! Youíll be delighted when you sniff this gel too. It has the same refreshing (and very popular) fragrance as The Olive Branch shower gel, with orange flower, lemon and bergamot. Tease it high! Available early October

Goth Juice

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Fans of The Mighty Boosh (a British cult comedy TV show) will be aware that real Goth Juice is made with the tears of Robert Smith. (Thatís why itís purple.) If you have no idea what weíre talking about, thatís cool, just take it from us that our Goth Juice is a medium-strength gel to hold and style your hair without drying it out. Glycerin, hemp and flaxseed oils nurture, strengthen and in general, take good care of your hair — even when they join forces to double the size of your head. It has a beautiful, dark green-forest scent of oakmoss and olibanum. Available early October.

Holy cow the Muse definately wants this! She loves the Mighty Boosh and dare ye all who question her about it and know not of it’s origins! Off with your bloody heads for not being exposed to bloody brilliant britcom! Sadly this is also an earthy blend which means maybe the name and concept sounds brilliant but the general idea of oakmoss and other green bits aren’t what the Muse prefers her hair to smell like! Le sigh! How very depressing that Goth Juice doesn’t smell fruity!

And lastly in the hair management department….

King of Mods

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This soft-hold gel takes soft, fluffy hair, controls it and makes it look cool. It shines hair, moisturizes it and holds it softly in place no matter the adventure. Like Mods themselves, itís controlled but not hard. Itís also good for your scalp with eight percent almond oil and camellia oil (the one that Sumo wrestlers use to keep their long, black hair shiny). King of the Mods is perfumed with grapefruit and lime essential oils to wake you up in the morning and revive you for an after-work party (think Swinging London of the Ď60s). Party on! Available early October.

Overall looks like a nice little line up of additions to Lush’s already supremely awesome haircare line! I want to try the gels for sure and Curly Wurly is definately going to end up in my cart!

Reviews to come when I buy some of these bits and pieces!

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Simplifying Your Haircare

Are you not a morning person? Do you find general haircare a pain in the neck? Do you seek to simplify something as mundane as shampooing your hair? Do you travel alot?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above than I have quite a simple solution for you!

Look no further your wish is my command!

A shampoo puck.

Yes, yes I am already hearing you say to yourself, “What’s she on about now?”
Well..occasionally…the Muse is a bit lazy in the morning or just wants to keep things a bit on the simple side so she uses a nifty little shampoo puck to get her locks cleansed, shining, and happy in the shower!

Lush Cosmetics offers several kinds of these multitasking demons!

I generally use shampoo pucks when I’m being a bit lazy but they are also quite a nice little bit to have when you are traveling! Reason being with airline security being so tight these are a simple little treat to stow in your train case without the drama of large bottles! They also double as a bar of soap! Wash your hair and your body with one puck! Cool eh?

You’re probably curious how these work aren’t you? Easy as pie! Wet your hair, swipe the bar across your head a few times, lather, rinse, repeat, and smile! Simple as 1-2-3!

Not only are these easy to use and easy to travel with but they last for ages! If you’re currently being frugal with your money and don’t want to shell out for expensive shampoos this is a good way to go! One puck will last as long as 3-4 months!

If you aren’t happy enough at the idea of a cute little shampoo puck you will be at the fact that they have cute little tins to hold ‘em in too! Excited yet? I knew you would be! And since Lush likes it’s customers so much, if you buy two bars you’ll get a free tin! Yay!

At the moment their are 9 different bars to choose from! I’ve tried most of them so I can give you a brief review of each! As I said above I generally use these when I travel or when I am feeling a bit on the lazy side in the morning! My hair is dry and tangles easily so I can use only some of these without conditioner! You may very well be able to get away with using the puck alone but I can’t with most of them. I’d recommend a good condition afterwards! Lush also offers solid conditioners (I recommend trying Jungle) to compliment it’s solid shampoo bars so that’s something you might like to try as well!

Sadly Lush has discounted a few of my favorite shampoo bars such as Doctor Peppermint! But they have since replaced it with another of my favorites which is called New!

New! smells like red hot candies and feels quite refreshing and tingly when lathering up my hair! I actually use it once a week as a clarifying shampoo to cleanse my hair! It clarifies really well, maybe too well as it does seem to dry my hair out a bit more than I’d like! But it does a great job of making my hair shiny clean!

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Godiva is a very popular shampoo bar and ends up on the bestseller list quite alot! It’s not not my favorite but I do like it! I can easily use it as a multitasking shampoo bar and don’t need conditioner very much afterwards as the bar is loaded with chunks of cocoa butter which my hair seems to really like thus causing it to behave and remain tangle free! Godiva has the strong scent of jasmines and after one use I guarantee your hair will smell delightfully floral all day long!

Godiva Shampoo Bar
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Lush offers two distinct shampoo bars which are used according to your water! If you’re in an area where your water is soft they present the Soft Shampoo bar and if you live in an area where the water is hard they offer the Hard Shampoo bar. I personally do not like either! They tangle my hair up badly, aren’t the best smelling, and dry my locks out to a straw like texture! These you can pass up in my humble opinion! If you by some chance live in the UK or are traveling there you may want to pick up a Hard Shampoo bar because in cases of harsh water as England’s this works a treat even though I’m not a huge fan of it!

Soft Shampoo Bar

Hard Shampoo Bar

Karma Komba a Shampoo Bar that is most loathed for this girl! To my nose this smells like oranges and dirt! Yes, oranges and dirt. You heard me right. Patchouli is a very hardcore note in this Shampoo Bar so if you enjoy a deep green, herbal scent this be for you! As for me I can’t stand it!

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Soak and Float is a bar for problem scalps! If you suffer from dandruff or oily locks this be the bar for you! The scent is quite overpowering and just terrible. I’ve never actually used this on my hair as I suffer from neither dandruff or oily bits but from what I’ve heard it’s a miracle cure all for a troubled scalp! I guess if you can get pass the scent you’ll be on squeaky clean scalp street with this bar!

Soak and Float Shampoo Bar

Seanick is the type of bar that will give your hair that just out of the ocean look! I’m serious, tis true! If you like the way windblown, full hair looks this be the bar for you! Seanick gives great volume and bounce and it simply makes your hair shine! It has quite a nice scent, like fresh ocean air! This is an overall lovely Shampoo bar that comes with a healthy recommendation!

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Now Hybrid is a friend of the Muse’s hair! When my hair begins to grow down my back once again (I cut it, shoulder length, not so long ago) this is the bar I reach for! If you have long hair you realize how much weight that is and how it feels so heavy on your back and product just seems to stay “glued” in it! Hybrid makes your long locks feel airy and light, it clarifies and cleans too! It has a strong smell of black licorice that’s quite appealing to my little nose! And best of all I don’t have to worry overmuch about conditioning afterwards because my hair behaves very well after a lather up with Hybrid!

Hybrid Shampoo Bar

The Ultimate Shine promises shine, bounce and condition. It does none of the above. It smells quite strong of Ylang Ylang which makes my nose wrinkle up in dismay! It tangles my hair awfully and causes generally havoc with my locks! This one I’d avoid at all costs!

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Remember prior to putting your puck in your tin, dry it out fully otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy shampoo bar when next you use it!

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These are great little multitasking tools when traveling abroad or just for those really quick Monday morning showers!

The Muse likes to simplify life sometimes and these shampoo bars help that along! And if you happen to be a guy these might just be an offering from the Gods (Think we didn’t know you’ve been washing your hair with a bar of soap? We girls know everything! Now you can use a bar of soap to wash your hair and guilt free too!)

Some of my Shampoo Bars
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