As I have recently been hired as a Christmas temp at Lush, it seemed fit to take advantage of my staff discount and I had a list of goodies I had my eye on piling up and finally went a bit mental and gone a did a Lush haul! (BTW: all opinions voiced are completely my own and have not been told by the company to sing their praises – I’ve always been a huge Lush fan!)
The Winter range isn’t released in stores across the UK until 2nd October (unless you’re lucky enough that your local shop is Oxford Street!) so I’d picked up some of the classics I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t tried before! I have seen all of the Winter products soon to be released and there are some beauts, so I’m sure it won’t be too long until my next haul!
FACE! I’ve gone for face mask; Mask of Magnaminty which smells divinely minty and is designed to freshen up skin especially prone to blemishes so I’m expecting great things! (Also one of the face masks that aren’t fresh so doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge! Quite handy when sometimes you forgot you bought it/not put it back in the fridge – oops!) I needed a new face exfoliator and as Ocean Salt is another mega popular product I wanted to see what all the fuss was about!
Shower products I’ve chosen are the glorious The Olive Branch shower gel and Buffy, a body exfoliant. The latter of which I have used before many years ago and found it particularly lovely as I suffer from keratis pilaris (those annoying red bumps on the back of arms and legs) and Buffy both sloughs away bumpy bits and softens the skin so no need to moisturise afterwards!
HAIR! Tangled is a fairly new addition to the vast hair care range and is one of three hot oil treatments available. I’ve gone for the lightest one as my hair isn’t too damaged or dry but I do get my fair share of split ends and annoying mass-like knots so I’m excited to try it! American Cream is another Lush fave that I haven’t yet tried! I tried another of their products, Veganese and found it a bit too light for me I prefer a heavier conditioner as I have long, thick, wavy hair. Therefore American Cream seems the more obvious choice to me, not only because the smell is super yummy as it’s a bit more heavy-duty!
Some completely necessary purchases have gots to be a bath bomb! Pictured above left to right is: Twilight, Dragon’s Egg and Intergalactic.They are all new inventions with very interesting results as Dragon’s Egg contains popping candy! And Twilight and Intergalactic are supposed to look like the night sky once dissolved in your bath water!
A slightly different purchase from what you’d expect from Lush is their own invention of a solid version of toothpaste! This means less preservatives, eco-friendly packaging and a bit more fun – basically what Lush is all about! As a newbie to toothy tabs, I went for Dirty as it is mainly spearmint flavour so I didn’t want to stray too far from my usual Colgate/Aquafresh and run scared. I’m hoping once I’m used to them they’ll be a permanent bathroom staple as they are so much easier to take for overnight stays, travelling, hand luggage etc.
I also picked up a yummy-citrussy Miranda soap and a sample of Imperialis face moisturiser as I’ve been meaning to use a proper one for a while and my advice to you dear readers is not to be shy to ask for samples! The worst that can happen is they say no and then you can leave the shop and never look back! Although this definitely wouldn’t happen at Lush! Especially products you’ll be spending a lot of money on and using everyday on your skin you want to make sure it’s the right one for you, so demonstrations and samples to try yourself at home are they best way to discover this!
As many of these products will be the first time I try them, I may do some future blog posts on how I’m finding them and whether they suit me, so let me know if that’s something you’d like to see! And tell me your favourite Lush product – old or new! I love discovering new products and always love to nosey at how other people might use them :)
Anyway, think a Sunday pamper session is in order now! Hope you enjoyed this post. Love, Helen x