If you have never been into a Lush Cosmetics store, stop what you are doing and go now! (Or at least look them up online www.lushusa.com) LUSH prides itself on their handmade products, ethical buying, no animal testing, 100% vegetarian and their naked packaging! I recently went to my local Lush Cosmetics store, and stocked up on some of the cult favorites I’ve read about and been dying to try. I was greeted by the sweetest young lady that was so willing to help in every way she could and really educated me on some of her favorite products in the store. She then directed to me another employee in the store which gave me a hand scrub with ocean salt and then cleansed my skin with the Angels On Bare Skin. I decided at that point, that I wanted to give back and try A LOT of products. I have never actually purchased anything from Lush before, although I had been in the store several times trying to hunt down the Mask of Magnaminty. I finally was able to purchase it that day along with several bath bombs, cleanser, bubble bars, and a massage bar. Here are my thoughts and first impressions on some of the products I purchased that I have used so far:
- Angles on Bare Skin Cleanser – I’m honestly a little hesitant when it comes to trying out new cleaners because my skin is so sensitive, but I really loved how this made my skin feel when I tested it out in the store, and the smell is what captivated me too. This lavender cleanser is kaolin clay based that is going to deeply cleanse the skin. The cleanser also has ground almonds and lavender flowers that exfoliate dry and dead skin. Only after a week of using this cleanser my skin has never felt so soft. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin all in one! It really does cleanse the skin without stripping any of the natural oils.
- Mask of Magnaminty – I fell in love with this mask after once use! It left my skin feeling so clean, and fresh. This facial mask is made with China clay and fresh peppermint to really deep cleanse the skin and pull everything out of your pores. It is very soothing feeling with the peppermint adding a cooling tingly sensation to the skin when applied. It also has aduki beans to exfoliate dry, flaky skin, vanilla and honey to soothe and calm the skin. There are no added synthetic preservatives in this mask, which is a big plus!
- Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar – If you have sore and tired muscles from working out you need this massage bar in your life. I have been very sore this week from working out and I have been using this massage bar every night on my sore muscles and this has defiantly helped to relax me and feel less tension and tightness in my muscles. The peppermint and cinnamon spice oils make the skin have a tingly and warm sensation. The smell is so relaxing and reinvigorating to me. If you don’t like the smell of cinnamon though, you probably wont like this bar. This bar is also topped with aduki beans to really massage into the skin. *With a couple of uses, my bar broke 🙁 and the beans fall out easily, but its not something that is a make or break for me, I still really love this product and would repurchase and try other massage bars. I just would suggest getting a massage bar tin that they sell.
- Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar – Who doesn’t love a good bubble bath with bright BLUE water? This bubble bar has a unique fragrance of woodsy, earthy patchouli which makes your bath so relaxing and calming. I was told in store to break off a small portion of the bubble bar and crumble underwater to get the best results out of the bar. I only broke off and used a small amount and was shocked with the amount of bubbles in the bath. This bar will last quite a while!
- Blackberry Bath Bomb – One of the first bath bombs LUSH created, and they did not disappoint. With a fruity scent of citrus and woodsy sweet fragrance this bath bomb will defiantly have you relaxed after a long day. I paired this with the Blue Skies bubble bar and it was heaven. The purple and blue mixed together beautifully making a luxurious bath.
- Fizzbanger Bath Bomb – I’m in love with the scent of this bath bomb. This bomb is also fun to watch swirling with shades of blue and green and in the bath as it really does fizz and pop, hints the name Fizzbanger. This bomb smells so crisp, clean and refreshing. I used this paired with the Amandopondo bubble bar and was quite surprised how much I liked the combination. Out of the two bath bombs I’ve tried so far, I really enjoyed the scent of the Fizzbanger more than the Blackberry, but both great!
All the products I purchased! I will update on twitter my favorites after using all of them!