September 16, 2008

Philosophy Haunted House Gift Set Review

Is it me or is Halloween thee best holiday evers? Halloween for me is what Christmas must be to the rest of the population! I simply adore it!

It’s not everyday I run across many products in the cosmetic world that have a Halloween theme! So, of course, I’m super excited about the Philosophy Haunted House Gift Set which includes three great shower gels!

I’m possibly the only one that totally digs the cute little skeleton hand creeping up from the dirt! Ahh so cute and creepy!

When I opened the box it was like pure childhood! All the smells combined created this spicy, warm Fall scent that really put me in the mood for the colder weather ahead!

The Muse likey! Halloween, shower gels, cute packaging…yup, I feel a Muse Approval coming on here!

In honor of Philosophy uber cute Haunted House Gift Set I did a short little MuseTV video for you guys! Excited? Me too!

MuseTV Presents: Philosophy Haunted House Review

The kit includes three, 3-1 shower gels in various Halloween and Fall themed scents. You’ll get Pumpkin Spice, Black Licorice, and Caramel Apple. Philosophy has gotten particularly better as of late with the scents of it’s newer shower gels and I’m particularly pleased with these three. Pumpkin Spice combines that warm, spicy pumpkin scent that makes you feel all cozy inside, Black Licorice is spot on and my favorite of the bunch, and Caramel Apple is a beautiful cocktail of sugary caramel and tart apple! My stomach is growling already! I may tip the bottle into my mouth at this point.

I’ve reviewed Philosophy Shower Gels prior to this but I will remind you that they are brilliant multitaskers which allow you to use them as a shower gel, shampoo, and a bubble bath too! They sud up wonderfully well and offer a guilt free shower experience minus the calories of actually eating all those Halloween treats!

Philosophy Haunted House is available now at do have a visit and don’t forget that these come in full size too if your sweet tooth happens to be extra big you might want to indulge in the 16 oz versions!

Check out the What’s New section and spot the matching lip shines and the new Cookie Exchange Gift Set! That one is screaming to the Muse, “buy me! buy me!”.

The Muse loves Philosophy Haunted House Gift Set and highly recommends nabbing one before it’s too late!

Muse Approval for this set!

Boo to you from the Muse and Happy Early Halloween!

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  • Phyrra

    I think the Caramel and Pumpkin sound awesome! I hate Black Licorice though. So cute though!

    Ooooh reminds me! You should peek at Meow Cosmetic’s Fall Eye shadow release and let me know what you think. I think some of the colors look fab. (Caterwaul, Bad Girl, Sabertooth, Claws-trophobic, Huntress, Heavy Petting, Tongue Tied, Swanky, Sexy)



  • the Muse

    Oh noooooooo I love black licorice..reminds me so much of Halloween!

    Ooo I haven’t yet seen these will go have a peeky 🙂

    Thanks DD!

  • Pia

    Hey Muse! Definitely checking this out, thanks for the review. I wanted to follow up and tell you I live in LA, but will be in Brooklyn this Christmas.. I smell christmas shopping with the muse! Maybe the new huge Pro store!? And of course.. lunch!

  • rocketqueen

    Oh I wish Halloween was a big holiday here in Sweden too! That haunted house is lovely, simply goorgeous! And btw, the PP money should be transferred now! And you’ve got email if everything worked out the way it should!

    Much love to you my dear!

  • the Muse

    hi Pia!

    You’re most welcome my pleasure!

    I love LA 🙂 Oh my gosh yes I’d love that! Do contact me when you’re here and we can definately do the pro store 🙂 and of course every sephora we come across lol!

    Looking forward to it!

  • the Muse

    hi rocketqueen!

    I heart Halloween! Thanks got it and I’ll email you shortly with more more details 🙂

    Big hugs!

  • petitez

    You really love Halloween! 😉 I wish Halloween was that big here. It’ll be fun! It’ll also be great if shower gels here have such great smells. hehehe………..

  • the Muse

    I ADORE halloween Serene 🙂

    Fav holiday evers!

    Is Philosophy available at all in Singapore?!

    Oh my god they smell soooo lovely 🙂

  • Emilita

    Those look delicious. Thanks for pointing them out…I can almost smell them in my shower already. (Wishful thinking!)

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    I love that they went darker for fall..many companies haven’t really touched on good dark, shades this year and I was enjoying a majority of the shades in the collection!

    Witty Kitty and Cat and Mouse particularly caught my eye and also I like all the glow powder blushes 🙂

    might have to grab some for review!

  • Phyrra

    Because their samples are so cheap ($1, and today they're still running the 10% off sale), here's what I'm waiting on to arrive:
    Witty Kitty
    Claws & Effect
    Bad Girl
    Heavy Petting
    Tongue Tied
    Sexy Carnivore
    Roswell & Prissy (from Scandal Eyes)
    Illuminate blush
    Moonstone & Quartz (I have the original glow and morganite)

    You should definitely pick up some samples to try out. I would love to see a review!

    I'm thinking of pairing, if they swatch and look good together on my skin:
    Caterwaul and Swanky
    Heavy Petting and Huntress
    Heavy Petting and Tongue Tied
    Sabertooth and Clawstrophobic
    Bad Girl and Witty Kitty
    Carnivoire and Claws&Effect
    Carnivoire and Pet-ulent

  • Kara

    OMG MUSE check sephora right away to see the new philosophy stuffies

    ahh i’m holding onto my seat!

  • the Muse

    holy cow!

    go dd 🙂 nice haulage!

    I’ll see what I can arrange 🙂 I have a few mineral etailers in my review box so I’ll add these too 😉

    I like your combos especially the heavy petty and huntress!

    fotds to come ;)?

  • the Muse

    lol I seen kara 🙂

    the pear one shall be mine lol!!!!!

    god can you believe how early they went in with holiday this year?!

  • PuraVida

    These look so fun!
    Speaking of Halloween, did you happen to get any of the BPAL halloweenies this year? I know that you’re into BPAL so I thought I would ask! 🙂
    I joined a decant circle on lj, and should be receiving mine soon! I can’t wait.
    If you did get any, I would love to see a post about them!

  • the Muse

    hi there puravida!

    Oh definately my dear, definately. Wouldn’t miss ’em for the world 🙂

    I scored quite a few. I’m particularly thrilled to see sugar skull back yet again! I always get giddy for sugar skull! I have like 150 bottles but it doesn’t prevent me from reordering!

    i’ll def do a post!

    I haven’t gotten a CNS notice as of yet but as soon as they arrive I’ll post for ya!

    Thanks for the comment!
    Hope to talk to you again soon!