The Lush Lowdown – part 1

It’s no secret- Lush is my favorite store. Every time I go, my sister has to pretty much drag me out because a ‘quick stop’ usually turns into a 5 hour adventure of my smelling everything in the entire store. If you aren’t familiar with Lush, it’s a wonderful and fresh, handmade cosmetic store. Everything is incredibly unique and smells heavenly. The best part- they use all fresh ingredients and do not test on animals. I have been a huge ‘lushie’ for the past few years, so I wanted to share with y’all my opinions on some of my favorite (and least favorite Lush) products that I have purchased over the years! I decided to make this a two part post because it is quite lengthy. Part one will be my favorite products and part two will be my Lush skin care routine and my least favorite Lush products.

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#8. Ocean Salt

This glowing, blue mystery is one of Lush’s best selling products- and for good reason! It is a product I have repurchased 3-4 times now. Ocean Salt is an exfoliating scrub that smells just like summer. It makes me feel like I’m at the beach and it makes my skin feel very soft and clean!

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#7.  Sultana of Soap

This little soap bar is one of my newest Lush products- I picked it up this past weekend, and I am loving it. I was so torn when choosing a soap bar, so I asked the girl working there which soap was her favorite. She recommended ‘Sultana of Soap’, and I am so glad I took her advice. Don’t be afraid of its strange appearance. It’s made with dried apricots, but I don’t really pick up that scent. To me, it smells very creamy with a hint of fruit. What I love most about it is how moisturizing it is. When you hold it, you can feel it melting to the warmth of your hands. It’s incredibly creamy, and makes your skin feel so soft. I will definitely purchase another Sultana of Soap after finishing this piece.

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#6. Lip Scrub

If I had to recommend one product from Lush that absolutely everyone would love, this would be it. The Lush Lip Scrubs are out of this world. I got the limited addition flavor, Santa, back in the winter. The three permanent flavors in the line include Mint Julips, Popcorn, and Bubblegum. I would highly recommend the Mint Julips one; it smells so minty and refreshing. These lip scrubs not only smell incredible, but they also do a great job of exfoliating and getting the dead skin off of my lips.

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#5. Face Masks

A face mask was my first purchase from Lush. They are definitely worth the money, and they real do make a difference. My favorite part of them is that there are tons of options depending upon your skin type and skin needs. Because I have very oily and acne prone skin, my favorites are Cupcake, Love Lettuce, and Cosmetic Warrior. Cupcake is my favorite because it smells delicious and really helps with breakouts. The only bad thing about them is that they do expire because they have fresh ingredients. They have a shelf life of about  a week or two, so it’s best to use them as soon as you can and to keep them refrigerated. Also, when you have 5 empty lush containers, you can get a face mask for free!

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#4.) Daddy-O Shampoo

Purple shampoo? What? It definitely looks scary in the bottle, but is one of the best hair products I have ever used. This violet colored shampoo is perfect for blondes. As a lot of y’all know, I color my hair (that is actually naturally dark brown). A few weeks after coloring my hair, the blonde will start to turn brassy. This shampoo really does a great job of toning my hair and helping my color look refreshed. Not only does this help with color tone, it makes my hair feel so soft and healthy. It has a very nice, organic smell that I actually really enjoy. I purchased the small travel size, just to try it out. When I finish this bottle, I will definitely be back to repurchase the full size!

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#3.) Shampoo Bar

I have tried 3 of the Lush shampoo bars now, and I think they are absolutely brilliant.  They are incredibly unique, and I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a fun hair product to try. The main reason I love them is because they are so perfect for travel. You don’t have to worry about spills or messes; you just throw them in a bag and you’re good to go. There are also tons of options for these shampoo bars depending on your hair type and scent preference. Out of the ones I have tried, my very favorite is by far is called Jason and the Argan Oil. This one has a beautiful rose jam scent. I remember the first week I purchased it, I walked around the house holding it up to my nose. This rose jam scent is my very favorite out of all the scents at Lush. I have had this shampoo bar for almost 3-4 months now, so it lasts a really long time (which is awesome for only $10).

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#2. H’suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment

I can’t pronounce the name of this hair treatment either, don’t worry. My sister and I have both been through 2-3 containers each of this product- it’s a miracle. It does a great job of adding hydration and health to dry, damaged hair. Put it on your hair 20 minutes before hopping in the shower, and then rinse it out. I only apply it to the bottom half of my hair, and I notice a huge difference in my hair after using it. I try to use this product once or twice a week. The only thing I don’t love about this product is the smell. It is made with vinegar and banana, and you can definitely pick up that combo when you use the product. However, it’s still the best hair treatment I have ever used, and I would highly recommend it for anybody looking for a perfect hair mask!

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#1.) Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner 

And the winner goes to…. Ro’s Argan Oil. This is the most heavenly product I have ever used in my entire life.  I will definitely be repurchasing this product as long as they continue to make it. When I went to Lush this past weekend, I convinced my sister to buy this body conditioner. She was a little hesitant at first because it really isn’t a common product that most people keep in their shower.  The reason I decided to purchase this product for myself a few months ago was because of the smell. It smells exactly the same as the rose jam scented shampoo bar, Jason and the Argan oil. Ro’s Argan oil is incredibly moisturizing, and you don’t even need to use lotion after showering. You leave this product on in the shower like you would a conditioner for your hair. I apply it to my body and then let it sit. After a few minutes, I rinse it off. It really works wonders for dry skin and leaves your skin soft and beautifully scented for the entire day. If I could only pick one product from Lush, it would most definitely be this. It’s so unique and has the most incredible fragrance.

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Thank you all so much for checking out my blog! Hope you all are having an awesome Wednesday!

(Also- feel free to comment and let me know what your favorite Lush products are!)

xoxo

Check out part two of this series, which includes ‘the misses’ and my Lush skin care routine:

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11 thoughts on “The Lush Lowdown – part 1

  1. GIRL. I just found your blog from Pinterest and it is so cute! I’ve seen a bunch of your photos around on Pinterest (hopefully that didn’t sound creepy, haha) and I’m so happy you started a blog! That’s so awesome that you’ve traveled to so many places, I’m hoping to do so too one day! BTW you’re gorgeous and I can’t wait for more posts!

    xo Hannah-Kate

    http://www.thepreppyequestrian.blogspot.com

  2. We love all the lip scrubs except popcorn.. cause who just wants their lips to smell like popcorn all the time? (; hehe.

    1. Hhhahahah love you Layne! (; more than half of our Lush conversations are usually about that popcorn lip scrub! haha!

  3. I love your blog!! I’ve been reading your posts ever since I got home from school, aka 3 hours ago, lol but there are some really good tips and tricks that I never knew, that I definitely will try like all the hair treatments and lush products!!

  4. I love all things Lush!!!!! I would love to be able to go to the Oxford st one!!!! They have tons of exclusive products and it has 3 yes I said 3!!!! floors, to bad it’s so far 🙁 It’s nice to hear other people’s input on products it helps others know the best products to try first!

  5. This was so helpful! By far the best review for beginner lush users like myself on what products to look for. Thanks! 🙂

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