My first beauty post! Last week, I went to the Metro Centre on my birthday, with the plan being for my friend to buy me something from the Disney Store as a present. That didn’t go to plan, so he bought me a few goodies from Lush instead. I used to only buy bath bombs from Lush, and Snow Fairy is my favourite shower gel (I wish it was all year round, I have to stock up when it’s released and make it last!) but I recently started using their face masks, and I got a couple of other things to try out. I love that Lush are totally against animal testing, and that they have as little packaging as possible, as well as giving you the option to recycle things like shower gel lids, and when you take back 5 Lush pots, you get a free face mask!
I wasn’t one of these lucky people to be blessed with great skin (jealous of you all!), so I’m always trying new things to improve my skin. I’ve used St Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub for a long time, but I’d just ran out, and I picked out Ocean Salt scrub.
Does your skin feel washed up and abandoned? Get it ship-shape with coconuts and lime. When you think of a sea spray on your face, you can imagine the cleaning salt, the coolness and the freshness. We have tried to capture this in Ocean Salt – but without leaving you feeling dried out and tight, like the sea is prone to doing. We have taken lashings of fine sea salt to scrub and clean and mixed it with lots of great things that will moisturise and treat the skin.
It even has vodka in it! The first time I used it my face was dry and I scrubbed far too hard, which left my face feeling quite sore. I’m used to having to scrub quite hard with the St Ives scrub, but that definitely isn’t the case with Ocean Salt. I’ve found its best to dampen my face a little first. I love a facial scrub that you know is working, and you get that with Ocean Salt, immediately your face feels refreshed and soft, but try not to get any in your mouth, it’s very salty!
Cupcake was the face mask I decided to try out. I’ve always used Catastrophe Cosmetic or Cosmetic Warrior, but I was drawn in by the chocolate (which I had to make sure my friend didn’t eat in the display!)
Who wouldn’t want to sit around with chocolate on their face? We invented this mask for younger skins and for those who are new to face masks and want to use something that’s cheerful and cheeky but still effective and good at its job. The serious side of this mask has linseed infusion to nourish and soften the skin, fresh mint for toning, cocoa butter to moisturise and rhassoul mud to absorb grease and give a deep cleanse.
Cupcake smells amazing, and helps calm down breakouts. You can also get at least 5 uses out of a pot.
The main reason I wanted to go to Lush was to try out some hand creams. Unfortunately after trying out three, I found they were all too greasy, and for me, there’s nothing worse than a hand cream that takes 20 minutes to fully sink in, especially when you want to do something! Then, the lovely woman found me Vanilla Dee-Light.
Smooth is in the heart. A lovely light, fruity lotion for when your skin need a softness boost. Combines butters, oils and kiwi to nourish and treat the skin.
I immediately fell in love with the scent, it smells like cake, and even 8 hours later after I first used it, I could still smell it! It was super light and absorbed really quickly. The only problem I have is with it being a body lotion, it’s in a big bottle, so I think I’m going to have to buy a little travel pump bottle to put some in to be able to carry it around with me, but on the other hand, the big bottle will last for ages!
I did also buy the Twilight bath bomb, but I used that straight away!
Do you like Lush? What’s your favourite product?