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March 24, 2012

LUSH Cosmetics Haul

Today I went into LUSH Cosmetics and spent up big! A week ago I post my LUSH Cosmetics Shopping List because I want to hear your thoughts on different products and get recommendations. 
Anyway, I went in today and got EVERYTHING on my shopping list, plus a little bit more. I expected to get more though 'cos, well, I'm a girl and it's what we do. Right? Right!

I was really lucky to have a two fantastic LUSH ladies helping me out for the hour that I was there (yes, I was in the store for an hour and I think I smelt everything in the store) and, at times, we had the store to ourselves!

I bought the following products

  • Sweetie Soap Stack
  • Happy Hippy shower gel
  • Cupcake face mask
  • Fresh Farmacy cleanser
  • Grease Lightning spot treatment
  • Tea Tree Water toner
  • Mint Julips lip scrub
I'll include photos of all the products I bought and explain them a little more below.
As far as the shower goes, I bought two (or you could say four) products. I was going to just buy Rock Star soap, as it smells amazing and I love the guts out of it, but I was recommended the Sweetie Soap Stack after I smelt one of the other soaps in the trio. The soap stack contains 100g of The Godmother, Honey I Washed the Kids and Rock Star. I really like the smell of all three soaps but I think Rock Star is still my favourite. This soap stack was $19.95.

I also bought a shower gel in Happy Hippy. It wasn't on my shopping list but I really like the smell! The LUSH website describes the shower gel as "The smiley and revitalising citrus shower gel for carefree hippies. Our pink grapefruit shower gel is a magic potion to make the office seem inviting..." I really like how refreshing this shower gel is and, for $8.50 for 100g, I decided I couldn't go wrong. This shower gel also comes in 250g (for $15.50) and 500g ($24.50).
As you know, I wanted to have a big focus on skincare when I went to LUSH so I bought two products that I've heard great things about. I got the Cupcake fresh face mask, which sounds amazing. The LUSH website describes the face mask as "Chocolate heaven for oily and teenage skin. Its action removes excess oil and calms breakouts." I'm looking forward to seeing how this works with my skin and was told it's gentle enough to use every second day. Let's see if I'm dedicated enough to do so. The face mask was $15.95 for 75g.

I also bought a 'chunk' of the Fresh Farmacy bar cleanser. It was a toss up between two and, in the end, I decided to go with the one I initially wanted to buy. The LUSH website describes the cleanser bar as "Cleansing chamomile and calamine bar for troublesome skin. Fresh Farmacy is the soothing, cleansing bar to reach for whenever you see a spot rearing its ugly head." Everyone needs a cleanser and I decided this would be the most appropriate for my skin type. The cleanser was $15.25 for 100g.
Grease Lightning is a product that really appealed to me. I love Grease, the movie, so the name is pretty cool, in my opinion. The LUSH website describes Grease Lightning as a product that "dries up spots and makes them disappear, not quite at the speed of light, but pretty quickly." I think it's really important to have an effective spot treatment readily available for the inevitable break outs. I like that the information doesn't promise miracles, as I'm far less likely to be disappointed. Speaking of which, I got the product home and, unfortunately, the pump isn't working. I'm heading to back to the city on Thursday so I'll take it back. I'm sure it can easily be swapped. The Grease Lightning spot treatment (I don't think it's officially a spot treatment but that's what I'm calling it) is $13.50 for 45g.

If I'm doing skincare, I might as well do it right. With that in mind, I bought the Tea Tree Water toner. Tea Tree Water always appeals to me as it's known for its ability to fight a blemish and, although I don't have teenage skin anymore, it's been very difficult lately. I also like the concept behind toner. The LUSH website describes Tea Tree Water as "extremely soothing and can work wonders on troubled or oily skin. We've also added juniper berry and grapefruit waters to refresh and gently tone with natural oils." I used it for the first time almost as soon as I got home (after cleansing, of course) and it was really refreshing. The Tea Tree Water is $7.95 for 100g or $20.95 for 250g.
This last product was a 'why not?' purchase. I don't NEED a lip scrub, no; my toothbrush will do just find, yes. You know what though? I don't care! Before I went into LUSH I was decided between the Mint Julips and the Bubblegum lip scrubs. I like the idea behind the Bubblegum one, but I remember smelling it once before and not being impressed. I smelt both in store and  Mint Julips won. I'm not normally a mint person but Bubblegum smelt quite artificial and I really liked the minted product. The LUSH website describes Mint Julips as "When you use Mint Julips, you'll find yourself craving a bowl of mint-chocolate chip ice cream." All of the LUSH lip scrubs are $9.95.

I was also lucky enough to get two moisturiser samples (Imperialis and Cosmetic Lad) and a Colour Supplement in Light Pink. The Colour Supplement is pretty cool (it can be used as a foundation and/or concealer or mixed with a moisturiser) and comes in different shades for different undertones.

As you can see I have a big focus on my skin at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I love my Garnier Pure Active ExfoBrush Cleanser, but I've been using it for so long that I want to try something else.

From now on, my skin routine will be as follows 
  • Cleansing twice a day with Fresh Farmacy
  • Using Cupcake moisturiser every second day
  • Toning my face with after every cleanse with Tea Tree Water
  • Moisturising with one of the two moisturiser samples
  • Applying Grease Lightning to blemishes at night after cleansing, toning and moisturising 
I'll be documenting how my skin is going whilst using only LUSH products so please stay tuned. I'll probably do weekly updates, but we'll see how I think my skin is going at the end of this week. 

Anyway, I hope you made it through this ridiculously long haul post. If you made it to the end, good work! I'm heading back into LUSH again next week (I know, someone stop me!) to take the Grease Lightning back so let me know if you have any other product recommendations.

**All product information was taken from LUSH's Australian site 

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1 comment :

  1. I'm so in love with Cupcake! I also tried the Ocean Salt scrub tonight, which felt amazing, but I fear my uber sensitive skin won't be able to take it every day as the salt makes it harsher than anything my skin is used to...

    In fact, I had a bit of Lush pampering when I got home - Fresh Farm, Ocean Salt, Tea Tree Water, then Full of Grace serum underneath Cupcake. My skin felt amazing - until I finished with a crappy moisturiser I'm trying to use up =(

    Can't wait to see how you go! Though maybe use Cupcake twice a week as its a fair bit thicker than the other masks so you need more to get decent coverage. I think with this one, there will probably be about 5-6 masks in a tub. So maybe twice a week, if only to make it last longer!


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