Product Musings: Lush 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap

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George Banks was the father of the two children who’s nanny happens to be Mary Poppins. George and his family lived at 17 Cherry Tree Lane where much of the magic in the book (and the Disney film) happens at said address. The magic is unleashed in Lush’s own 17 Cherry Tree Lane soap named also after George’s old home.

Not so long ago but very far back now a terrible thing happened with 17 Cherry Tree Lane, the soap that is not the house of the same address! Lush decided to discontinue it from it’s main catalog. Oh woe. Sadness. Terribly agony. Many a fan felt awful after said day and sniffles and cries of why came from far and wide.

Gone now for a very long time but never forgotten 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap has been known to pop up at B Never on a very strange occasion or two.

However, most recently and most important is the re-release of Lush 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap that was brought back to be included with the Lush Retro line!

Oh Joy!

Jump for it!

This silky soap lathers up into a creamy foam and offers a beautifully moisturizing shower experience. With notes of mimosa, orange blossom, and jasmine this soap lends a beautiful citrus, lemony scent to your skin as your wash away with it.

If you love your soaps crisp and fresh with a wicked citrus underlay, 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap is the way to go. It’s the Muse’s very favorite and Lush even says it might have a spoonful of sugar in the mix….we all need that on a bad day!

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Get it now, before it’s gone for good (and if it is settle for a Sakura bath bombs, smells just like 17 Cherry Tree Lane!).

Anyone a fan?

Love Lush 17 Cherry Tree Soap?

Which are your fav Lush soaps?

Tell it!

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H20 Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator Review

I’m not the type of Muse that gets excited about skin care. Cosmetics? Yes. Skin care? Not so much. I have me Lush regime and that’s about the extent of what I love about skin care. I’m not up for venturing outside my normal routine although on a rare occasion I’ll test something new out if someone sends it along or if I run across something that tickles me as interesting. But occasions like this are far and between. Recently, I got an e-mail alerting me to H20+ Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator and to say I was impressed is an understatement. This is incredible stuff!

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Jump ahead for the review!

At $40 for 1.7oz this is an inexpensive, effective beauty find. H20 Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator delivers a cooling burst of moisturize to the skin with an oil-free formula that doesn’t feel greasy, oily, or heavy.

I could be convinced to switch my Lush Paradise Moisturizer for this. The formula is a gel with little spheres in it. Ok, I admit, I can do without the spheres. I hate chasing these things around my face trying to burst them, no likey. But aside from this minor rant the formula is positively dreamy. The gel absorbs very easily, very quickly, and feels like a cold cup of water for my face. Unlike many gels this doesn’t leave me feeling sticky or tacky just wonderfully soft and moisturized. With Summer here I can’t rave enough about this as it keeps my skin feeling dewy yet not oily, delivering just the right amount of moisturize to my weird combination skin that can’t decide if it wants to be dry or oily right now.

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The moisturizer is enriched with nutri-sphere technology, Atlantic brown algae, and antioxidant multivitamins. It instantly gives skin a surge of intense moisture to replenish dull, dry skin.

Overall I’m very impressed with the way the moisturizer sinks into my skin so easily without laying on top my skin as many moisturizers are known to do. I’ve only been using it a very short time so I can’t speak for any long time benefits but so far my skin absolutely loves this.

You’ll love this if:

  • Your skin needs a burst of moisture quickly!
  • You want a light moisturizer that’s not oily or greasy.
  • You love moisturizers that absorb in a snap and aren’t laying around on your skin.
  • You’re trying to beat the Summer heat with a moisturizer that light yet moisturizers dry, tired skin.

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I have to say even though it’s only been a short time I’m using this I’m loving it so far and feel the need to slap a Muse Approval on it!

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Good stuff, very good stuff.

The entire H20+ Skincare line is quite inexpensive and worthy of a peep! Check it out at www.h2oplus.com

Anyone a fan of H20+?

Any recs?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Origins’ "Leave It All Behind" Sweepstakes Enter To Win A Trip to Mexico!

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Origins’ new “Leave It All Behind” sweepstakes will grant one lucky winner a FREE luxurious getaway for two to gorgeous Los Cabos, Mexico.

The Grand Prize includes two roundtrip tickets on Continental Airlines, a three-night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos beachfront resort, two rejuvenating spa treatments, and the entire collection of refreshing Origins Gloomaway products.

To enter, fill out the registration form by visiting www.origins.com/sweeps by August 31, 2009. For full contest rules, visit www.origins.com/sweeps/sweeps_rules.

Damn, I want to go to Mexico. If you win you better tell me as I’m ticket holder number two on that voucher!

w00t off to Mexico with Origins’ I’m a ready.

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Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour

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Oh Clinique aren’t you up to interesting things this Fall! Introducing Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour for glossy, shiny, lips with a formula that defends delicate lips and contains good for you ingredients!

Check ‘em after the jump!

Putting aside all that good for you ingredients stuff the Muse admits that she’s just a gloss junkie kinda girl and the idea of anything that promises shiny, pigmented lips in a click style applicator is a no brainer in the “I wants that now please, thank you so much”.

Ok, ok aside from my need for more gloss I do so admit that the interesting antioxidant formula tickles my curiosity. The formula is supposedly non-sticky and highly moisturizing and most important packed with good for you ingredients. Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour is available in eight juicy shades ranging from opaque to shimmery, shimmery you say? Ok, I’m in.

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Shades Available:
  • Fig-a-licious
  • Raisin the Bar
  • Mango-thon
  • Pink Me Up
  • Rhubarbie
  • Goodness Grapecious
  • Nude-tritious
  • Absolute Açaí

Gawd they sound so good I best be careful not to lick the applicator, what? It’s been known to happen on occasion.

Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour is available now at your local counter or visit www.clinique.com for $17.50 each.

Want ‘em?

Tell the Muse if it’s something you’re indulging in!

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Sephora Fall 2009 Catalog Sneak Peek

Although the Sephora Fall Catalog 2009 hasn’t yet winged it’s way into my mail box I was still quite excited to get a little sneak peek at some of the photo shoots and looks that will probably be making a guest starring appearance in the catalog. The official Sephora Beauty Blog posted up a series of videos for Fall looks that I’m positive you’ll see soon in the Fall Catalog.

Take a peep:

Fall Look: Cat Eye

Fall Look: Extreme Smoky Eye

Fall Look: Gray Eyes

Fall Look: Candy Eyes

Fall Look: Dark Lips

Fall Look: Bold Brows

What are some of your favorite Fall looks this season?

Loving bolder brows? Favoring bolder, dark lips? Indulging in an extreme smoky eye?

Tell the Muse!

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