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Lush Review


I haven’t done one of these bad boys in a while. It had been a long time since I walked into Lush, but today I peeked my head in and found an array of Easter themed treats that I needed to spoil myself with. Of course, I haven’t used any of them yet, I’m hoarding them until the holiday. But do not fret, little bunnies. I have other Lush treats that need to be reviewed, so let’s get on with it, shall we?

One of my absolute favorite Lush products is their Buche de Noel cleanser, but tragically, it’s only available during the Christmas season. Never fear, I found an excellent replacement that makes my skin feel equally good and smells just as fresh (maybe even fresher). Let me introduce you to Angels on Bare Skin.angels1

This is a solid cleanser made with clay, ground almonds, and lavender flowers which help to gently polish your skin. Now, I’m usually one for rough, sandy exfoliates, but Angels works better than anything I’ve ever tried. This cleanser smells like lavender and roses. Both of their flowery oils help balance skin and reduce redness. It’s a great treatment before bed because the lavender tends to help you sleep as well. An all-over beauty investment.

I find it rare when a bath bomb is both entertaining and relaxing but Big Blue manages to accomplish both. Mimicking the ocean, Big Blue takes sea salt and seaweed by the handful and fills your bath with the delights of being in the ocean. Well, a very clean, bathtub-sized ocean. The blue dye from the powder actually colors your water the color you wish the ocean was. The bomb itself smells like lavender (I’m sensing a theme here…) and lemon which are a very relaxing combination. Every ingredient in this product helps soothe your skin and leaves it feeling extra soft and smooth. I would go as far to say that Big Blue is one of my all time favorite bombs.tumblr_mcdqw7viTm1r2xeja

I was feeling extremely experimental when I purchased one of Lush’s solid shampoos. Yes, you read right. Solid shampoo. The store offers an array of different solid shampoos with varying scents, colors, and purposes. The one I was really drawn to scent-wise was Seanik. I think the only reason I liked it was because it looked like Big Blue, but in shampoo form.

Seanik has Irish moss seaweed and Japanese nori seaweed which are supposed to make your hair silky smooth. It also includes sea salt which promises to give volume to your hair and lemon oil to make it shine. The fragrances included in the product are mimosa, jasmine, and orange flower absolute.url

I love the scent of this shampoo, but everything else falls a bit flat for me. No pun intended. I think it promises too much for being a vegan shampoo. It gives a surprisingly good lather after rubbing the bar through my hair a couple of times, and the lasting quality of the bar itself if unbelievable. Lush promises it will last up to 80 washes! And another benefit is that it’s great for travel–the size of your palm, and you can take it in your carry-on because it’s not liquid. That being said, it doesn’t really work wonders for my hair, but I appreciate the idea of it.

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11 thoughts on “Lush Review

  1. Emily says:

    Hey Lily! The next trip I make uptown maybe I’ll try the AOBS cleanser! Sounds dreamy as rose and lavender are the best ever… Thanks so much for your Laura Mercier rec too. I’m trying it now :)

    • Oh yeah it’s so nice! Ask them for a demo on your hand so you can see what it feels and smells like. No problem, Emily! Glad you liked it!

    • Hah yeah! It’s kind of weird because there are actual hunks of seaweed floating in your tub, but it’s also very cool. I think you’d like it!

  2. So happy for your Lush post. Big Blue is tied for one of my favorite bombs. I forget the name of it but it’s green and has patchouli in it. It’s wonderful

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    Does the seaweed get stuck in your hair? I have no hair so that little bar would last forever.
    Lavendar sounds soothing

    • Umm I’m not sure about that! I haven’t used it enough to unleash the seaweed, but when I do, I’ll let ya know! Ha yeah well I’m losing 100 hairs a day in the shower so I think the bar will probably stand the test of time with me as well. Why couldn’t I be blessed with a horse’s mane of hair?

  4. Finally got to try the Gorgeous moisturizer, also while flying around all the Easter offerings. Very nice, but yeah, had to beg for a sample because I couldn’t bring myself to pay the $85! Lots of other cool things though!

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