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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Review - Lush goodies

Happy Saturday! This has to be my favourite day of the week… Spent the morning with Adryen watching rubbish tv and eating chocolate for breakfast. Hey, gimme a break, tis the season and all that! Meeting a friend at 8 for a bite to eat and some drinks; it’s so bloody cold I’ll be sticking to hot chocolate :)

Anywho the preposterously generous people at Lush sent me some goodies to try and I figured I’d tell you what I think. I should probably start by mentioning that I’m not a big fan of Lush *le gasp!* I know I’m probably the only person left who doesn’t have any favourites but to be honest it’s just not a brand that I’ve tried often in the past

Gonna mention a couple of the products today and a couple at a later date cos I haven’t quite made up my mind on everything yet :)
Firstly we have Sweet Lips Lip Scrub, (£4.50 for 25g) which is a vanilla and chocolate flavoured sugar scrub. I loved this so much I went out and bought the Bubblegum version the next day. It comes in a little glass jar and the first thing I noticed when I opened it was the smell! It’s absolutely heavenly because it’s just so rich and sweet

You simply apply a little of the scrub to your lips (takes a surprisingly small amount for each application!) and then gently rub to slough away all the yucky dry skin and leave your lips feeling silky smooth. I really can’t fault the results because my lips have definitely felt softer and smoother each time I’ve used this

Know how most lip products take a while to work? Like with a lip balm it can take hours to see any improvement on your lips? Well with this you just slather it on, rub it in, lick it off (too hard to resist this bit) and the job’s a good ‘un
Next we have Cinders (£1.95 90g) which is a cinnamon and almond ballistic. I’m more of an old-fashioned bubble bath girl because I don’t think bath bombs improve my skin any and I’m not keen on the distinct lack of bubbly goodness

Also, and I know this might not seem like a big deal, but this left a big gross orange ring around the bath when I was finished. Easily rinsed off of course but after a nice long relaxing bath the last thing I wanna do is clean

It just so happens that cinnamon is one of my favourite scents so I would happily bathe in this all the time just cos it smells good enough to eat. Talking of which my best friend could smell this in the hallway of my house; you have to walk through the back porch, kitchen and living room to get from the bathroom to the hallway so as you can probably guess the aroma is far from subtle! Christmas in bath bomb form :)

Are there any Lush goodies that you highly recommend? I wanna branch out and try a few things but I don’t really know where to start. My sister is probably the biggest Lush fan ever and adores every single product so I don’t think I could rely on her for an unbiased opinion ♥


Pammy said...

I have the Bubblegum lip scrub too...and I LOVE it!!! I just "discovered" LUSH recently...but, so far the Wiccy Massage Bar is *awesome*!!! I have almost used it up and will buy a replacement immediately!!!

ChrissyDee said...

I had exactly the same experience with Cinders. Haven't yet tried the lip scrubs! Toss up between this and Bubblegum.

† BonesSharperThanDaggers said...

oooh im very interested in trying the lip scrub myself after reading your review! i carn't go in the lush shops because of the strong smell, but i will be sure to send for this online :)!

Karen said...

Love love love Marilyn from Lush, amazing pre-wash hair treatment. Also the solid shampoo bars are excellent, havent tried many of their bath things, I hear you on not wanting to clean the bath afterwards hehe LovelyGirlieBits

chloelebreton1 said...

Retread conditioner is AMAZING for distressed dried out hair as is RnB hair treatment. Try some of their Christmas products, I like them all and I'm not a big Lush fan.
I've put a link to your blog on my blog as, I only found you a month or so ago, but you're defo one of my faves :o) Chloé xoxox

Lorna said...

Im a bit of a lush addict myself.
For bath products I would recommend their bubble bars which make loads of bubbles.
Im agreeing with RnB, as I have curly hair and it makes it really soft.
Finally my christmas pick would be snow fairy, which is an amazing pink sweet smelling glittery shower gel.

Anonymous said...

Great choices, Havent tried sweet lips but i really need to my lips are terrible right now!

Bows and Butterflies said...

I bought the mint lip scrub when it first come out. Yeah its really good but it is a bit of a waste of money when you could make ur own alls it is, is sugar and flavouring =/
I found the ciders left the horrible mark too =[

" A beauty blogger named Justine " said...

I love cinders!!! It's amazing I love the smell!! :)

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Rebecca White said...

I'd definitely recommend their bubble bars too, I love them, a real bubbly treat!

bhumika said...

nice review..

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love the lip scrubs! :) xxx

Cheeky Beauty said...

Good review.. I am also not a LUSH fan at all, I don't know why, but noting about the shop makes me want to buy anything to be honest!
I might try the lip scrub, but then saying that, I read on Lanolips the other day that you should never scrub your lips, as they need healing if they're sore, and not a scrub.. So not sure..

Am with you on the bubble preference, although the cinnamon smell sounds nice :) xx

Katie said...

Great review! I really like the smell of cinders! I rememeber usuing it last year! I like lush but I find it expensive to keep going out and buying lots of products considering each bath product only really lasts once!!

I do really want to try the sugar lip balms!!


Laura said...

Try the Booge Bath Ballistic, it is AWESOME. Its only out at xmas a ltd edition so you'll need to buy it quickly or you'll miss out!

Laura xoxo

Marisa said...

I've been a Lush addict for two years now!! I have to say that my favs products from them are their hair treatments!!! You have to try them!! Love some of their soaps too!

Straight Up Glam said...

I definitely recommend trying the Comforter Bubble Bar. It is absolutely amazing! It's pink, smells delicious, turns your bath water pink with a milky texture, and a bar lasts about 3 - 4 baths!

I also got a lip scrub, the Mint Julips one, and I am so in love!

Now I want Cinders even more haha!

♥ Stacey ♥ said...

You lucky thing getting sent things from Lush! I too am a fan of bubble bath, but i do like Floating Island bath melt by Lush for something different. I have Bubblegum Lip Scrub and its fab! Nice post hun x

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Steph said...

I love lush products now. especially their lip scrubs! :) xx

Beauty Addict said...

Kings of Skin Body Butter for sure!!

All Made Up said...

Wow! Had no idea you’d recommend so many different products – this is now my Lush shopping list :)

Wiccy Massage Bar
Retread conditioner
snow fairy
bubble bars
Booge Bath Ballistic
Comforter Bubble Bar
Floating Island bath melt
Kings of Skin Body Butter

Chrissy Dee I reckon they do the exact same job so it’ll just depend on which scent you like best and if you’re anything like me you’ll have trouble choosing between them

chloelebreton1 thank you very much indeed! Just gonna have a nosy at your blog so thanks for including the link :)

Joll Burr said...

im just planning to order some stuff, thanks for sharing!
great blog, im following you now!

Aimee. said...

<3 all these items !! all the stuff u got is sooo nice =) x

Anonymous said...

The LUSH lip scrub sounds awesome! No wonder you were tempted to get the bubblegum one! ;)

Lovely review! I love your pictures and also the fact that you make your reviews so personal! ^_^