Honey I’m home!
Did you miss me?
I have to get caught up with e-mails and comments but I was sure to do a few posts early this AM as soon as I came in the door so you weren’t too bored while awaiting my address to my court (I’m so self important aren’t I?)!
Thanks for all the great comments and e-mails! I’ll get right on the comments and I promise by next year you’ll all have a reply to the e-mails you’ve sent
Vegas was awesome. CES was outstanding. I didn’t want to leave but real life was calling my number and I had to come back and get my butt back to work sadly!
I missed you all!
Last year Lush UK introduced five HUGE bath bombs shaped like Easter Eggs! Much to the delight of fans everywhere these massive bath bombs cost a mere ?9.95! Not only did you get a massive egg that you could crack apart and use in the course of several baths but it was also filled with other yummie goodies such as a piece of soap, a bath bomb, or a bubble bar!
This year Lush UK, never failing to delight us all, has brought back the popular eggs!
Sadly, if you live in the US chances are these won’t be released stateside (last year they weren’t but cross your fingers and toes or move to England). However, the good news is the lovely people at Mailorder UK really love us Americans and allow us to order from them! Sadly, airmail isn’t cheap but these eggs are only ?9.95 so the airmail cost evens out the cost of purchasing a few of these as gifts or just as a gift from yourself (I’m putting on my card, “To the Muse, From the Easter Bunny, your biggest fan!).
As soon as these lovely little eggs hit the Lush UK I’ll be purchasing all 5 for myself (because I’m a greedy little bugger) and an extra 5 to give as gifts to my little cousins (they were a huge hit with my little cousin Alexa last year!).
If you’re unsure what the hell this all means try heading over to my post about the Giant Lush Pud and it might enlighten you what these here Eggs are all about! Click!
A special thanks to the UK Forum member who posted the great scans of the Lush Times Spring Catalog! If you’re a member of the UK forum you can see her post by clicking here.
Hump Day: Wednesday, or the hump of the week. The absolute BEST day of the week, the day of maximum hope that maybe, you might make it out of this week alive. A particularly good hump day can last you the rest of the week, and by Doomday morning (Monday) you survive by anticipating hump day.
As defined in the Urban Dictionary.
What better way to celebrate Hump Day then with a few Steals and Deals?
Grab a grab bag of beauty skincare by using coupon code GREATSKIN at Sephora.com or head in store to get one (Purchase required obviously)
Get a duo of treats from Stila this week! Orders of $75 and up get Free Shipping and a Free Full Size Stila Convertible Color Duo by using coupon code LOVETHAT
I wanted to do a review on the newest Jill Stuart fragrance for a while now but just kept pushing it towards the back burner. I’m not too good at reviewing perfumes which may be the main reason that I held off so long doing this review! But I finally decided to sit down and review this as it does indeed deserve a review all it’s own!
It’s not really something you have to run out and purchase. It’s by far the most beautiful in Jill Stuart’s perfume line in regards to the gorgeous bottle however the scent isn’t particularly unique or exciting.
I’d really like to take a moment to say that the packaging on this is outstanding. The bottle is a heavy glass with beautiful silver etching all along the bottle with little diamonds embedded into the silver! The topper is lovely as well and equally as heavy as the bottle and shaped like a diamond. The entire bottle really lights up my vanity and matches perfectly with my other beautiful pieces from my Jill Stuart Cosmetic Collection (Click here and here to see more of my JS Collection). They really went all out on the bottle’s design and it’s just gorgeous.
Sadly, the fragrance doesn’t match the design of the bottle! It’s nice enough I suppose but I expected something a bit more dramatic. It’s a very soft floral that contains notes of Peony, Green Apple, Lemon, Musk, Amber, and a few more bits. To be honest I thought it’d be more of a fresh scent in lending with the apple and lemon but it’s more of a light floral affair. To me it smells like some sort of floral shampoo. When I first spray it I get a bit of rose but after it dries down the Peony really is the deepest note that I’m smelling quickly followed by Gardenia.
The fragrance is available in Eau de Toilette only but don’t let that sway you from purchasing as it does linger quite long and has a nice throw unlike some EDT’s which get sucked up by my skin and fail to linger. The smaller bottle I purchased was 4,800 yen while the larger bottle is 7,000 yen. Neither is too expensive for Japan. I’d expected it to cost much more Japan side so I was pleasantly surprised at the cost. With tax my small 30 ML bottle cost 5,040 yen, again, surprisely low for Japan in my opinion!
All in all it’s quite good but not great. This isn’t something I can approve for purchase unless you’re a serious collector of Jill Stuart items. I purchased it because the bottle was so very lovely and I wanted it to compliment my Jill Stuart palettes and such but really you don’t need to run out to buy this as the fragrance really lacks the wow factor. This is a Japanese exclusive as far as I know so you can’t purchase it outside of Japan however at a later date who knows! Plus we have rumors abound of Jill Stuart winging her way to the US possibly soon!??!?
Tell the Muse!
Welcome to my newest category, Pointless Products! This is where I’ll post on a occasion when I run across a pointless beauty products. And believe you me plenty are around!
Allow me to christen my new category with my first Pointless Product:
Seriously do people really purchase this!
No one adores glitter as much as me but the idea of a can of spray glitter sold at Sephora just scares me. This is something a local party store would sell during Halloween right next to the case of silly string!
Unless you’re 13 and going to your first boy/girl party this would be a very pointless product!
The Muse says stop being ridiculous Sephora!