Beauty

Lush Review

Because my birthday was at the beginning of the month, I acquired some extra cash to spend entirely on Lush products. Most people would save their money or spend it on something worthwhile, but nope, not me. I spend my money on items that literally melt and fizzle into thin air.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to try some other Lush products besides the bath bombs even though they’re the most fun in my opinion. I’m a big fan of scrubs–face scrubs, lip scrubs, salt scrubs–love ’em all. I don’t have sensitive skin so I don’t get irritated too easily. But I can understand if your skin is problematic that you might not like this product, Buffy. I’m so in love with this one and I’m pretty sure I’ll be repurchasing it. Essentially Buffy is used in the shower to scrub away all your dead skin cells and smooth out all of your bumps. Ground rice, almonds, and beans are used as the grit in this product. The thing I like best about Buffy though is that when you wash away the bits of the product left on you, a layer of cocoa and shea butter is all that remains your skin. It’s so moisturizing and smells like warm oats. I usually lay around in my robe afterwards and let the butter soak in. It’s absolutely amahze.9999902127

The next purchase I made was a bath melt called Ceridwen’s Cauldron. I’ve touched on bath melts in past Lush Reviews, but basically they’re solid oils and scented butters that you drop into your bath to help nourish your skin. Ceridwen’s Cauldron is a little different from other melts because it comes in a muslin wrapper that you pop in the bath as well. See, this one has a lot of oats and loose materials to it, so it’s easier if you keep it wrapped up. It will still melt in your bath, but it will leave you with a little packet of oats to use to exfoliate your skin if you like. Or throw it out (if you’re like me). This one is supposed to be infused with sandalwood and lavender to sooth sensitive skin, but I didn’t really smell those scents. This one kind of bored me to be honest. I didn’t feel super moisturized after I got out of the bath and compared to other bath melts, it just doesn’t hold it’s own. img-thing

I was REALLY excited when I went to Lush and saw that they had a limited edition bath bomb for Halloween called Lord of Misrule. It’s green and speckled on the outside and then when the outer shell melts, the inside of the bomb is a deep red which makes your bath have a wine-colored hue. I was nervous that my husband would walk into the bathroom and freak out because it seriously looked like I was bathing in blood. Silky, perfumed blood. I don’t usually go for the spicier scents, but I really liked this one. It has patchouli and black pepper oil in it as well as pop rocks! This bomb was so entertaining. I felt like a child who didn’t want to get out of the bath. I suggest going to your nearest Lush and purchasing one of these before they all disappear! 03898

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Beauty

Beauty Haul & Review

I started becoming interested in “beauty hauls” when I watched beauty “gurus” on youtube in college. If you don’t understand what that sentence means, you’re most likely not a teenage girl. A haul is basically a vlog/blog/podcast/article/etc. from a consumer talking about the products they just bought usually followed by a review of the mentioned products. I like buying beauty products and I’m also interested in learning what products work for me and the difference between similar items from competing companies. But that’s just me.

I went back to LUSH and bought a couple bath supplies. It’s so fun taking baths when you have some fizzy stuff to throw in there with you. I actually had a really great experience in the store during my most recent visit. Usually I have a problem with the over-enthused sales people, but this time they were totally chill (well, one of them might have been too chill because she was rocking blue eye shadows and feathers in her hair). I picked out a bath bomb called Phoenix Rising.03575

I was convinced this one would be more sparkly then the last one I chose, but alas, it had no glitter. No glitter=no clean up! Phoenix Rising is the perfect bath bomb/fizz to introduce as the seasons change. With a real piece of cinnamon embedded into it, this bomb gives off a spicy apple scent reminiscent of a fancy boutique or antique store. If dark purple bath water alarms you, then this might not be the bomb for you. But if you like essential oils and silky smooth skin, then I would suggest this one!

I also recently voyaged to my nearest Sephora to check out the new Marc Jacobs makeup line. Yes, you heard me right. It’s just as glorious as I expected. In a moment of weakness and feeling super overwhelmed, I made an unnecessary purchase–lipstick in a warm pink shade (108) called “Have We Met?” It’s perfect. The packaging he chose is so chic I can’t even deal with it. The lipstick tubes have a magnetic seal. It’s so fun and applies with a thin, neat layer that will leave your lips looking smooth with their pretty hues.

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I also tried his O!Mega Bronzer which made me glow like never before. And don’t even get me started on the nail polish packaging.marc-jacobs-nail-polish

And finally, I also purchased a bath melt from LUSH called Happy Blooming which is the opposite of a fall-time scent. It’s kind of misleading because it’s has the word “blooming” in the title but it’s main scents include cherries and passion fruit. The best thing about this body melt is that you can cut it into thirds and extend the life of your purchase. Not as exciting as bath bombs, melts use cocoa butter to make the water luscious but not colorful. This one in particular has calamine powder in it which does a lot to soothe the skin. I don’t know if I would get this one again simply because it doesn’t excite me. It’s good for my skin, but it’s not fun and I’m basically a child so I need entertaining bath products.Happy-Blooming

Have you tried any new products lately?

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Lush Review

Sorry about all the girly posts recently. Whenever I go through a blogging dry spell I have to find ways to inspire myself over again and sometimes that process involves writing about bath products. You know where the unfollow button is.

I rarely go into LUSH because the salespeople are obnoxious to a severe degree. Like, they will follow you around the store explaining every product they have. It’s the all-time worst. But I do love me some bath bombs so occasionally I have to sacrifice any shred of self-worth I once had and let people talk to me about essential oils and vegan soaps.

While I was there, wishing I had been born deaf, I managed to pick up two items for myself. The first one was a bath bomb called Twilight. It’s a pretty purple-pink color with stars and moons on it and a blue-colored core. I’m usually a fan of the Sex-Bomb bath bomb that’s also a purple-pink color, but it’s more ombre in shade than Twilight. What I’m trying to say is that I like purpley-pink things. Unlike Sex-Bomb though, Twilight has a center full of glitter. Yes. Most people wouldn’t buy a bath bomb with messy glitter in it, but I’m not most people. That’s actually one of the things I like about LUSH’s products. Their bombs are so unconventional–they always have a fun detail about each one.twilight

Twilight has a nice lavender scent and it releases this soothing oil into the bath which makes your skin feel silky smooth afterwards. I was kind of freaked out (in a good way) that the bomb gave off oils in the bath. Usually bath fizzes always seem so chalky and powdery. This one was different. However, I was promised that the glitter inside wouldn’t stick to me and that it would rinse down the drain with the water easily. Not so. The glitter stuck to me a little bit. I mean, it wasn’t that much. A couple pieces here and there, a lot around my neck. And you kind of have to man the bath water as it drains because the glitter will dry against the tub otherwise. But other than that, I really enjoyed it. I thought the glitter and the purple color gave my bath a real magical, intergalactic look. Afterwards I was ready to snuggle into a deep sleep.

The other product I picked out that day was a bath melt–something I’d never tried before–called You’ve Been Mangoed. Bath melts are essentially natural butters and oils in a solidified form that melt in the warm water of your bath. The only qualm I had with this product was that it had Mango in the name, yet it only smelled like lemons. Even on the website LUSH describes it as lemon scented. Why not call it, You’ve Been Lemoned? It still smelled good, and it was relaxing, but not as much as Twilight was. Bath melts are no where near as exciting as bath bombs, but it was still fun to try.479-you've-been-mangooed

Have you tried any LUSH products?

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