Lush Chocolate Santa Review

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.


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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*

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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!

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Avon Holiday Collection 2008: License To Shine

The economy is in a real slump right now and I think it’s safe to say many of us want to monitor our purchases very closely so indulging in costly makeup isn’t on our top to do list right now. Which is why the Avon Holiday Collection looks quite appealing at the moment as it offers a bit of sparkle, some shine, a buncha glitter, and a cost effective way to pull off a sparkling Holiday look for under $20 USD!

Honestly, Avon has captured and kept my interest for a while now as it progressively gets better and better with each release. A few pieces from the Holiday Collection look interesting and I’ll try to bring you a review soon of the items!

Avon Shimmer Swirls Face Illuminator is $7.99 USD and comes in two shades, Rose Whirl and Silver Swirl. Wear it alone or over foundation for an all over shimmering glow this Holiday Season!

Avon Glazewear Diamond Lipstick is $3.99 and available in four shades for a dazzling pout!

Twinkling, Sparkling Holiday eyes are a must and you can get them for $3.99 USD with Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color!

To complete your look you’ll need to add a bit of sparkle and shimmer to your lashes! Snatch up some Avon Shimmer Tips Mascara for $4.99 USD and add that glint of gold or silver to lashes!

Thankfully Avon makes it easy to indulge in great makeup and all for a budget price! Shop the Avon Holiday Collection 2008 now by clicking here.

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Benefit Coralista Powder Blush

What’s this I hear and see? A new boxed blush from Benefit? Benefit Coralista!!

I’m all over it!

The Muse happened to be visiting Sephora’s Beauty and the Blog this morning and this snatched up her attention on the double! Beauty and the Blog is reporting this new coral colored blush from Benefit as a “candy color”!

Mmm the Muse likey alot!

I’m unsure when this will be releasing but expect a review as soon as the Muse can get her grubby, greedy little hands on it! I suspect they will hit us with this after the Holiday for the Spring Collection but we shall see!

Either way it looks divine and the Muse wants some thanks very much!

How about you?

Love it?

Want it?

NEED it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty on a Budget: Softlips Review & Contest

Meet my favorite budget friendly stocking stuffers for the Holiday:

If you read my review on Rosebud Salve you probably already hold the key to the secrets of Life, the Universe, and Everything. What you probably didn’t realize is that the second key to the universe is held within these little duo packages of joy!

I’ve been using Softlips since…hmm forevers. The Muse and her sister have happily purchased Softlips for a very long time, years and years. I can remember Softlips Lip Balm being one of my very first makeup purchases so indeed it’s been a while!

Honestly aside from Rosebud Salve I haven’t met a better option for keeping my lips happy during the cold weather skin! I’ve always had one of these little guys tucked into my purse for quick touch ups on the go. They glide on incredibly well and offer a nice seal of protection for cold, bitter New York weather plus they taste sooooo good! And let’s not forget they have SPF 20!

Softlips have introduced two new Limited Edition Duo Packs that contain two full size Softlips Balms. The first package holds Vanilla and Mint flavored balms which are great to use alone or layer them on top of each other for a Vanilla Mint flavored pout! The second package contains my personal favorite Cherry! It also contains Sugar Cookie which you can combine with Cherry to create Cherry Sugar Cookies! Yum! The Muse gets really excited about the little things in life.

Many of you have written me emails asking I feature some budget friendly options for cosmetics, gifts, etc..and I think that these Softlips Duo Packs are ideal for budget stocking stuffers! Each pack costs around $3.50-$3.99 USD which isn’t too bad a deal at all! They make very cute gift toppers as well to tape to the top of a bigger gift or to stick in a Holiday gift bag!

Yo can learn more about Softlips by visiting them at www.softlips.com!

I know quite a few folk were disappointed that the Harajuku Girl Solid Perfume Coffret Contest was not open to the US residents! Boo! Hiss!

But the good news is today I have two Limited Edition Packages of Softlips to give away to readers within the US and abroad! Simply comment below and I’ll be choosing two random readers to get one of the two packets I have! The contest begins today and ends on Friday so Good Luck!

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Sephora Friends and Family In Store Event

Hey guys!

I’m sure you’re busy little bees getting your items all placed in your cart online at Sephora! But if you’re one for heading in store to swatch, look at, and touch items you may want to take advantage of the Sephora Friends and Family In Store Event this weekend on Saturday from 8-10 am!

I got a Beauty Insider inviting me to participate in this event but I know not everyone did so I took the liberty to white out my name and slap it up here for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re a Beauty Insider just print this out and take it to the store on Saturday morning and the Muse thinks they will honor your request to get 20% off your total order!

Happy Shopping!

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