The Muse likes cake. She particularly likes Christmas Cake. It’s a rather sad state of affairs that Christmas Cake isn’t as popular within the US as it is in the UK.
Of course, we have our version which looks something like this:
And tastes something like this:
The Muse says if you want really good Christmas Cake your best bet is hop onto the nearest flight to England!
If you’re not particularly ready to board a plane the Muse highly recommends nabbing some Lush Christmas Cake Soap and calling it a day! Lush Christmas Cake Soap wasn’t on my wishy list this year however the curiosity of Christmas and Cake in one sentence, together, peeked my interest.
What Lush has to say about it:
Looks like cake, smells like cake, but it’s best to wash with it (trust us). Christmas Cake soap reminds us of a very special holiday treat on a festive platter next to an open fire of fragrant, smouldering wood logs that chase the chill away. This skin-softening soap with soothing, smoky vetivert essential oil and organic aloe vera keeps your skin calm (and spirits bright) during the Yuletide, even if everything else goes a little crazy.
What the Muse has to say about it:
Christmas Cake Soap is quite a delightful little surprise! Strangely enough Christmas Cake smells quite similiar to Snowcake (the Muse’s most favorite soap evers!) But don’t buy this just because you love Snowcake because honestly the two soaps are vastly different. Although Christmas Cake has the beautiful base of Snowcake it also contains a smoky dominant note of vetivert which makes this an interesting cocktail of delicate and hard. I’m normally not partial to soaps that have such a woodsy note but I really enjoy how this takes a combination of a soft scent and is beefed up with a hard nutty edge. You’ll get the faint scent of marzipan to start with and closely behind that you’ll get a fruity woodsy dominant note which is followed close behind by a hint of spice. It’s such a complex blend that it’s something you need to check out for yourself to either appreciate or hate. The Muse falls into the appreciate group! I like this one! It’s a rather interesting blend that I haven’t really smelled in any other Lush product so I’m liking it. Very unique and different!
I don’t think Christmas Cake is for everyone however those who appreciate complex, unique blends should like this very much. Christmas Cake is available for a limited time during the Holidays at your local Lush or from Lush’s website! Grab some before it’s gone as Holiday products are known to sell out very, very, very quickly!
The Muse is glad to add a little Christmas Cake to her morning shower and thinks you might too!
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Lush B Electro Soap
During my last UK Lush Order I failed to order Lush B Electro Soap which is Lush’s newest soap that’s available for a limited time, thank god for that.
I’m not the biggest fan of B Electro considering that it reminds me of another soap Lush used to make entitled Happy….I believe it was Happy don’t quote me on that though (many Lush soaps have come and gone through the Muse’s life and she can’t remember them all, especially if they sucked!).
It lathers really well however doesn’t offer any moisturizing as most Lush soaps do. I think about the only good thing about it, is it’s cool neon color and the neon suds it creates in my shower! I feel like I need a dark light so I can take a shower while my body is partially submerged in bits of neon green suds! During this time I could also play bad 80’s Cyndi Lauper songs and bop around the shower stall singing about how girls just want to have fun (stranger things have been known to happen in the Muse’s shower!).
I normally dislike shopping for Lush in store considering people put their grubby, sweaty hands on everything in the store which is about the time the Muse has a total freak attack over the germs…oh god the germs…..Ahhhh! Lord knows some of these people may have picked their nose prior to picking up that bath bomb!
You can relate if A. You’ve shopped at Lush before or B. Don’t dig strangers touching soap and other items that you’ll be using on your body or face!
I got sucked into the pull of buying a chunk of B Electro when an SA calmly explained to me that the entire slab was brand new and just put out, she promised, swore on her dear old dead grandmere, and on her unborn child that it indeed was new. I quickly took her word for it and decided ok I’ll buy a slice since I’m here already! Later on my friend Jamie reminded me that several people were in the store during this time and could have possibly touched it before I entered shop…thanks Jamie…Love you.
I quickly realized when I got it home that this wasn’t for me. Although it’s a nice enough soap and suds up beautiful and of course as I mentioned it’s freaking neon green (that along should make us all wet our pants in excitement!), this is sadly all it has going for it. I sniffed it casually when in the store but when I did finally get around to using it I just wasn’t digging the scent.
Sheesh I hate giving Lush a poor review. I love Lush but this just didn’t do it for me! I had hoped and wished for a bright, citrus scent and B Electro does have have a nice fruity, citrus smell but it also has an underlay of fennel and rose which pulls through way more prominently then it’s base of grapefruit. I don’t mind the rose but bringing together rose, fennel, grapefruit and jasmine and you pretty much have disaster in a bar of soap!
Sadly, B Electroc failed to do much for me and my $10 piece quickly made it’s way into the nearest trash can however I keep hope alive that one day Lush will create another masterpiece of a citrus soap like Sexy Peel and all will be right again with the world! Until that time no more exciting neon green shower experiences here!
Tried it out?
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Contrary to popular belief around the beauty blogging world, it is STILL Fall people! I’m positive you’ve been overdosing and stuffing yourself full of Holiday goodies but let’s take a breather for a second and enjoy the falling leaves, the brisk cool weather, and of course, my very favorite Holiday, HALLOWEEN!
In honor of Halloween Lush introduced some limited edition bath and body goodies to scare of some screams in your shower and tube during it’s Halloween Chat Party.
You might have read last year how much I loved (and stocked up on) Lush Ghost Shower Gel, well, good news, it’s back for a very limited time so if you missed out last year you can grab it now!
Lush Ghost Shower Gel 8.4 oz $16.95 USD
Witches Ball $5.95 USD
If you like an earthy, herbal bathing experience you can fill your tub with a Witches Ball and soak your cares away in rosemary, sage, peppermint, frankincense, myrrh, ad benzion!
The Great Pumpkin Soap $4.95 USD
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a bit of a spicy pumpkin soap to envelope us in the scent of spicy, warm pumpkin!
Lush Spellbound Gift Set $27.95 USD
Lush Spellbound includes three luscious items for your bath! Give it away as a spooky gift or spoil yourself!
I heart Lush so much for creating a fun little selection of treats for Halloween! Embracing the Fall Season and the Halloween Holiday by incorporating fun little items into it’s catalog really makes the Muse an even bigger fan of Lush than she already is!
Love these new items from Lush?
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It’s my personal favorite time of the year….can you by chance guess what time of the year that would be?
It would be the announcement of the Lush Christmas 2008 Collection!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the Muse is running around in circles in utter excitement! You’ve no idea how excited I get when Lush puts out it’s offerings for Christmas!
Before you get excited, let me tell you that Lush’s Christmas Collection is ONLY available on Lush UK’s website so far. I suspect you’ll see an update for Lush NA around the beginning or middle of November! Yes, you can order from Lush UK if you’re within the US and this is normally what I do as 1. I’m impatient and 2. I like the quality of UK Lush a bit better when compared to the US.
Lush has brought some odd favorites back and PLENTY of brand new items that are sure to please!
Returning Bath Bomb Favorites:
Twinkle, Mister Butterball, and Jingle Spells
Brand Bath Bombs:
Humango, Magic, and Snowdrops
Returning Bubble Bar Slices:
Creamy Candy Candy, Ruby Red Slippers (the Muse’s favorite!), Christmas Kisses
Brand New Bubble Bar Slices:
A Gold Star, Frothy the Snowman, The Witches’ Ball
Brand New Emotibomb, Double Fast Luck
Returning Shower Gel Favorite, SNOW FAIRY (Comes with the Muse’s highest Seal of Approval! Loves it)
Returning Soap Favorites:
Angels Delight and Snowcake (Comes with the Muse’s highest recommend and approval! LOVE it!)
Brand New Soaps:
Christmas Cake Slice
Returning Perfume Solid Favorite:
Champagne Snow Showers
Brand New Lip Balm:
Let Them Eat Cake
These are just some of the great Christmas items that Lush has released as part of their Holiday Collection! They are slowly updating the site to include the rest! Brand new box gifts, hat boxes, and other smaller gifts are available as well as old favorites are making a reappearance!
Lush Cosmetics never fails at putting out a wonderful array of great treats for the Holidays! I’ll definately be indulging for myself and friends and family!
See the entire range of Holiday yummies by clicking here!
See the brand new gift box selections here!
Want any for yourself?
What are you planning on stashing away?
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I’ve had Lush Skin Nanny for a while now but since I got it in the Summer, I was unable to use it as it’s really thick and isn’t great for warmer, humid weather wear.
The weather is still pretty warm here but I decided to bust out and begin using Skin Nanny. I really hate doing skin care reviews after only a few days of use but I’m so excited about Skin Nanny I really wanted to share my experiences with you so far.
I’ve said it before but it’s important that I re-mention what sort of skin I have. I have a combination skin type that’s oily in the Summer and pretty dry in the Winter. At the moment I’m experiencing oily skin on my forehead, dry skin between my eye brows, and pretty normal skin on the rest of my face.
It deserves to be mentioned that I really don’t think you can get away with using Skin Nanny for a day time moisturizer. It’s very heavy and very thick which makes it ideal for replenishing moisture during the night however for day use I think it might be a bit too much. Unless you have severely dry skin on your face I’m doubtful this will work for anything else but a night cream. Personally I’ll be using Skin Nanny as a night cream because even come Winter when my skin is drier this is still very thick for day time use.
Here’s the description from Lush UK:
Anti-ageing Skin-Protection The natural way to protect your skin from wrinkliness Lots of hype and humbug gets written about skincare. We can`t be bothered with all that; we stick to the facts. If you are going out in the sun and want to look after your skin, you`ve got to choose a moisturiser with some protection. In Skin Nanny we`ve made a rich, effective cream which you`ve got to have if you`re the latter side of 30. It`s got the AHAs that exist naturally in fruit. We use freshly squeezed apple juice, not synthetics. It`s all part of our tradition is herbalists, the holistic approach to keeping your skin bright by using the whole fruit. Starflower oil moisturises and hydrates your skin; it has omega 6 oils and nutritious fatty acids (a lot nicer than they sound). Skin Nanny`s vitamins C and E come naturally with almond and hibiscus oils to penetrate your skin and smoothe wrinkles (for a while). We give it an emollient jojoba, camellia and candalilia wax complex to revive your skin immediately. All in all, we are delighted to have Skin Nanny taking care of our faces. The older you are the more you will appreciate it and the sooner you start, the happier you`ll be in future.
Now I’m really excited to add this to my night time skin regime. I’ve been trying to find a good anti-aging moisturizer so Skin Nanny couldn’t come out at a better time considering that Lush pretty much makes up 95% of my skincare already. My normal night cream is Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough and I’ll be happily replacing that with Skin Nanny!
As I mentioned about the moisturizer is extremely thick and creamy which means it doesn’t absorb fully on contact with the skin. It does take a fair bit of work on your part to get this nice and smoothed onto the skin however after it’s on it feels rather wonderful and you can feel it working to create a good layer of moisture. Come morning my skin feels amazing! The formula contains SPF as well which is always an added bonus if you decide to wear this out and about.
Lush has ALWAYS been very good to my skin and I give it 100% credit for how great my skin looks today so I have no doubts in my mind that this will protect my skin and keep it younger looking for years to come.
Strangely enough, one of the greater things about this moisturizer was the fact that it helped improve the dryness under my eyes considerably. Although I haven’t stopped using my normal eye cream I do like the results of smoothing this over my face and under my eyes and come morning I’m left with smoother, softer skin under my eyes which in turn makes applying concealer easier minus creasing or caking due to dryness!
It’s honestly a very, very heavy moisturizer so please prior to purchasing do ask for a small sample to take home and try or you can purchase a sample pot for $5 USD which you can later bring back to receive $5 off the larger size moisturizer of your choice!
Who I recommend try it:
- Anyone, old or young, who has dry skin and seeks heavy duty moisture!
- Women 25 and up who are looking for an anti-aging cream.
- Those who are seeking a good night cream that will replenish and renew moisture to the skin over night.
Honestly, I loved adding this to my skincare line up and I think it pure perfection for night wear. I’m happy Lush has finally broken into creating a moisturizer with anti-aging ingredients! Lush has kept my skin clear, blemish-free, and beautiful for a few years now and I look forward to it keeping my skin from aging as well now!
If you fit into any of the categories above I highly recommend and approve this one for purchase!
The Muse loves it!
Lush Skin Nanny Moisturizer is available now from Lush NA and Lush UK for $46.95 USD or £25.
Check your local country Lush website for further details if these moisturizers are available in your country!
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