Monday, April 15, 2013

Lush March Haul & First Impressions

*Some of these products were given to me as part of working for Lush. The remaining items were purchased by me. I am a Lush employee so I do receive a discount on Lush products. This does not change my opinion on the products in any way.*
The goods minus Godiva (which I mistakenly left in the shower oops!).
Hello everyone! So these are the Lush purchases I made when my Lush store first opened. I do receive a significant discount, so I didn't hold back this time. I had spend so much time learning about all the products, that i couldn't resist finally trying them out! Also, I was in need of some new skincare and haircare products, so most of this stuff was necessary. 
Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $6.25
  • Why I purchased: Sex bomb was the only bath bomb I've tried (review is here), and Dragon's Egg was the next one I was dying to try even prior to working at Lush. I love citrus scents, and this one promised to be a showy one in the bath!
  • Description: A citrus bath bomb w/ soap bits, pop rocks, an orange core, and gold glitter in the middle!
  • I've already used this one; review to come soon!
The Comforter Bubble Bar
 
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $10.95
  • Why I purchased: I got this one as an in store prize, and I was so excited to try it! The only bubble bar I've tried so far is The Brightside (review here), and I'm a huge fan! The reason why I love large bubble bars like this one is because I can get them into thirds or fourths and get multiple baths!
  • Description: A relaxing blackcurrant berry bubble bar (say that 10 times fast!).
  • I haven't tried this one yet since I still have some Brightside left, but I'll be testing it out soon!
Peace Massage Bar + Massage Bar Tin
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $13.95, $3.95 for tin
  • Why I purchased: I'm in love with my Midnight Massage Bar (limited edition from last Christmas), so I wanted to try out a massage bar that fit in a tin (for travel purposes!). I really love massage bars, which are basically a lotion in solid form. They are more oily than lotion, yet they absorb into the skin really nicely. While the Midnight Massage Bar's jasmine notes make one feel beautiful and sexy, the lavender/chamomile Peace is perfect for right before bed. Which is exactly how I use Peace: before bed! 
  • Description: A soothing lavender and chamomile massage bar.
  • The scent is light, and I go to sleep right away when I use it before bed. Plus I wake up with super smooth skin!
Godiva Solid Shampoo Bar + Shampoo Bar Tin

First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $11.95, $3.95 for tin
  • Why I purchased: Solid shampoo bars are basically one of the coolest thing Lush has ever invented (in my opinion). Whenever I'm chatting about these in store, people who've never heard of them are always skeptical. Well I'm here to tell you that these are amazing, and they do work! Each solid shampoo bar lasts for over 60 shampoos, since the formula is so concentrated; after all, you are adding the water yourself! I chose Godiva because it's one of Lush more moisturizing solid shampoos, with a cocoa/shea butter base to keep your hair hydrated.
  • Description: A 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioning bar made with jasmine, cocoa butter, shea butter, and camellia oil.
  • This one is great for travel, since it can work as both your shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is really dry, I'd still use conditioner, but I don't always. Plus, it smells amazing! (if you're a jasmine fan, which I obviously am!).
R & B Hair Moisturizer
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $22.95
  • Why I purchased: I received a sample of R & B from training, and I was hooked! Such a little bit of this stuff goes a long, long way! This is a leave on conditioner that smooths away frizz with only the tiniest amount. I haven't been reaching for my hair oils (or as much hair product in general) since I've discovered R & B. You can use this with wet or dry hair (I prefer using it with almost dry to completely dry hair), and it perfumes your hair with a lovely jasmine scent!
  • Description: A leave in hair conditioner and moisturizer made with avocado butter, oatmeal, olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and candelilla wax with a jasmine and orange blossom fragrance.
  • I'm so glad that this doesn't expire until May of 2014! I only use the tiniest amount, so I think I'd need well over a year to use this up!
Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub
 
This is how Ocean Salt comes-with the sea salt on top.
So make sure to mix all the sea salt in evenly before using it!
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $35.95
  • Why I purchased: Ocean Salt is my favorite Lush product of all time, as well as one of Lush's most popular products-and for good reason! This is a scrub made for both the face and the body, though I mostly use it on my face (about every other day). This is the best scrub I have ever used. Not only does it nicely exfoliate, but it softens the skin and brightens! My skin always looks better after I use it, and I swear I need less concealer!
  • Description: A face and body scrub made with sea salt, lime, vodka, grapefruit, avocado butter, coconut fat, and seaweed.
  • It's like "falling off a surf board face first into a margarita (in a good way)." My group totally made that up during training. 
Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleanser
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $13.95
  • Why I purchased: Tea tree always works well on my blemishes, so I really wanted to try grease lighting. It's a clear gel-like substance that absorbs nicely into the skin when applying a thin layer onto troubled spots. 
  • Description: An acne spot treatment made with thyme, tea tree, rosemary, aloe vera, grape water, lavender oil, and witch hazel.
  • It's not a miracle worker (what acne product completely is), but it has shrunk down bigger blemishes and dried out smaller ones (without drying out my whole face), so I'm sold!
Cupcake Fresh Face Mask
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $6.95
  • Why I purchased: Cupcake is a chocolate face mask that I will buy again and again, because I love the way it cleans out my pores and leaves my skin silky soft. If you have combo to oily skin, and/or are acne prone, this mask rocks! This is a fresh face mask that you store in the fridge, so it only has a shelf life for about 3 weeks. I used it approximately 2 times a week for three weeks, with 2 masks to spare (which I still used since it was only a few days after the recommended date). A thin layer is all that is necessary, plus it smells amazing!
  • Description: A minty chocolate fresh face mask ideal for oily, acne-prone skin.
  • I'm going to test out other face masks from Lush for the time being, but I definitely will repurchase Cupcake again!
Popcorn Lip Scrub
 
 
 
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $9.95
  • Why I purchased: Popcorn was originally a limited edition product for Christmas, but Lush brought it back! I went to get it last Christmas, but it was sold out. I ended up getting Sweet Lips in February (which I also love), but I still wanted Popcorn!
  • Description: A sugar and salt lip scrub inspired by carmel corn.
  • This is a product you should get if you wear a lot of lipsticks. You apply it to your lips, scrub for a bit, and then lick it off (yes it is edible and it does taste amazing, you're welcome).
Honey Trap Lip Balm
 
 
 
First Impressions:
  • Full retail price: $7.25
  • Why I purchased: I love sweet honey scents, so I definitely adore Honey Trap! It's a great lip balm to follow up with after a lip scrub. It's harder in texture than my beloved Nivea lip butters, which makes it ideal as a daytime lip balm under lipstick or by itself.
  • Description: A lip balm made with honey, vanilla, white chocolate, oat milk, almond oil, beeswax, olive oil, shea butter, orange oil, and peppermint oil.
  • It's like the honey Burt's Bees lip balm (which I really like) but way better! This one's not vegan but Lush does have a vegan lip balm called "None of your Beeswax."
I am so excited to be trying out all the products, and I am loving everything so far. Stay tuned for more Lush goodies and reviews! I hope you are all having a great day!

Disclosure: These products were purchased by me for review purposes. The only item I received for free was The Comforter, which was given to me as a part of working for Lush. I was not paid or compensated in any way. All opinions are my own.

6 comments:

  1. Great products, I'm curious to try some :)

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    1. You definitely should! I've been so impressed with Lush's products!

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  2. I've been curious about Ocean Salt and after that review, it's definitely going onto the old beauty wish list! I have tried both Sweet Lips and Bubblegum and they are AWESOME! Popcorn definitely sounds up my alley! The Comforter Bubble Bar also needs to be mine ASAP! :) Thanks for the comprehensive post!

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    1. No problem! Ocean Salt really is amazing on both the face and body! Lush also has a great return policy, so even if you don't fall in love with a certain product, no worries!

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  3. I've NEVER been to lush but every time i walk by it smells sooo beautiful and yummy!

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    1. You should stop by a store sometime! Lush also gives samples on most of their products so you can definitely try before you buy!

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