Dec 18, 2011

Lush products review

Lush products

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I’ve been so busy with parties and other seasonal Christmas fun that I just haven’t had time to blog at all. The surprise highlights of my week were ice skating at Somerset House (I can finally cross that one off my must-do list) and a trip to the panto – I know how it sounds, but believe me it was actually so much fun! I know that specifically there has been a lack of outfit posts recently (barring the odd snap) but added to the fact that taking photos is so much more difficult in the winter my boyfriend a.k.a. photographer has a new job which makes it even trickier!

So seeing as I’m all prepared with my hot chocolate, new festive scented candle, and newly-downloaded album “Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars (so beautiful, you must get it if you don’t have it!), this afternoon seems as good a time as any to give you my thoughts on the Lush products we were gifted at the recent London Christmas blogger meet …

Lush Pow Wow lip scrub and Vanishing Cream moisturiser

Vanishing Cream

Lush had been so generous that there were actually lots of products left over once we’d all received our goody bags, so one of the blogger meet organisers, Law (That’s So Yesterday), hosted a quiz to share out the leftovers. I got one of the questions right and I chose this low-fat moisturiser as my prize based on the fact it claims to help acne-prone skin.

Scented with lavender, rose, and geranium essentials, this cream also contains witch hazel, linseed, honey and shea butter, along with jojoba and grapeseed oils. It’s super-lightweight and soaks in within seconds, leaving my skin soft and hydrated all day without any greasy or sticky residue. It also smells completely divine!

A 45g pot is £16.75 which, whilst not cheap, isn’t ridiculously expensive either. I’ve been using this for a month and have only used about a third of the tub. I adore my usual moisturiser, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream, but this has won me over and I’ll definitely be buying it again.

Pow Wow Lip Scrub

Our lips need a bit of extra TLC over the winter months to stop them becoming dry so this limited edition exfoliating lip scrub is perfect for this time of year. It contains popping candy (really!), which freaked me out the first time I used it as I hadn’t read the label! It also contains organic jojoba oil to soothe redness and argan and rose oils to soften and moisturise.

I’ve been using this about once per week as a preventative measure – it smells deliciously fresh and citrus-y and definitely makes my lips feel smoother.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel

This is Lush’s number one bestseller this Christmas. I have to say I completely understand why and it’s not just because it has a hint of sparkle; the fruity scent is so sweet I wish it was edible! Reminiscent of an old-fashioned sweet shop, it’s a strong fragrance but not overpowering. Put it this way – I can always tell when Chris has borrowed it even though he always denies it …

Lush Superstars Bar and lip tints

Lip tints in Celebrate and Chilli Tingle

To further help your pout throughout the party season, these lip tints are perfect at complementing a strong smokey eye and both contain jojoba oil to keep your lips soft and moisturised.

New Chilli Tingle is made with real Mexican chillis and, whilst I didn’t feel any of the promised tingle, I really like the orangey colour as an alternative to the usual pink or red lips so often seen at this time of year. It also contains icing sugar to give it a sweeter taste.

Celebrate is another product with an unexpected ingredient – cognac! Topped with fizzy popping candy, when mixed with lemon, grapefruit and softening almond and camellia oils, it not only exfoliates and moisturises but also tastes like pink champagne and leaves a gorgeous subtle pink sheen to your pout.

Lush lip tint swatches

We were also given a Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic and Superstars Bubble Bar but I don’t have a bath, more’s the pity, so I gave them to my Mum and sister. They both smelt beyond delicious; before handing them over to the lucky new recipients I had actually taken to leaving them dotted around the house as they had an air-freshener-type effect. My family are more inclined to take showers but my Mum informed me she’s already used both of them up – she thought they’re both really lovely and left her skin very soft.

I hadn’t actually used a single Lush product before but after playing with all of these over the past few weeks I’m a new fan. I’ve been really, really impressed and will definitely be popping into their stores for some lovely stocking fillers – I might pick up a little present for myself while I’m there … :)

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7 Comments

  • LUSH By name…………Lush to use……..Gorgeous smelling products. Had a totally relaxing bath using the bath bomb 10/10 Thank you Becky xx

  • Have always wondered about that lip scrup, might have to give it a go. I swear by my Lush hair masks

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  • Love Lush! The bath balls smell so good. I love the name of your blog…very cute!

    Cris xoxo

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  • i love lush products too! :)

    follow each other?

    amanda

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  • I love Celebrate, I’ve been using it all the time but I really have not got on with Pow Wow – I have found it does not work as well as Lush’s other lip scrubs, and it stains the area around my lips green!

  • I love stuff from lush, I always want to eat it, it all smells so good!! X
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  • Thank you for the lovely comment. I am a very proud mummy!

    Lush have such wonderful pretty products. I always know when I’m approaching a Lush store, because sadly it irritates my nose and makes me sneeze. I literally cannot last longer than a minute in there before having to leave :-(

    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    xx
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