I turned twenty two recently and as part of my present my lovely flatmates got me a box of LUSH goodies. I've been pretty boring when it comes to bath products recently, preferring to keep things simple and affordable (Ahh student poverty) but having been given the opportunity to try out some new things I've become a little more decadent again and as a result my skin has been feeling 'lush'!
Bad pun alert. Among the goodies were these three products and as I've been using them for the past few weeks I thought I'd let you know what I thought.
Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub
Ooh you guys this stuff is amazing! I love exfoliators but often find that they can be a bit rough and harsh and leave my skin feeling irritated. Not this bad boy. Super fine granules in a gorgeously girly bright blue goop that lathers up in the shower and gently polishes the skin while keeping it baby soft. It's also great for (weirdly) working into your hair as a shampoo, as the salt creates some serious volume and helps create texture that makes it easier to style and the smell is glorious to have wafting around your face all day. Would definitely recommend, I'm getting a big tub of this the second this runs out.
Vanilla Dee - Lite Body Lotion
I usually use my Soap & Glory body butter as an after shower moisturiser but have been using these for the past few weeks. It smells amazing. The scent is vanilla but it's not that sickly sweet baby-toy-plastic vanilla smell, it's a really deep, hot, starchy vanilla that's incredibly grown up and really yummy. My skin always feels hydrated and silky and though it probably won't replace my usual body butter it's a lovely product and I'm going to finish it all. I'd recommend giving it a sniff if you're in a LUSH shop as it's definitely something I'd have overlooked if it hadn't been given to me. It really is Dee-Lite-ful! ... Sorry.
Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser
This is just a dinky little sample but it's lasted me ages! It's a nice creamy moisturiser with very little in the way of colour or fragrance. My skin is 'normal', not too oily and not too dry either and for me this was a bit on the rich side for daily wear, I felt that my makeup seemed to get a little greasy after a few hours which I obviously don't want. For me this actually works really nicely as a night cream, patted a little on after cleansing my face. I've never been one for using moisturiser at night (Beauty treason I know) simply because the thickness of creams geared for night time often mean I wake up with a greasy face and get prone to breakouts. With this however I wake with plump healthy feeling skin and feel all grown up now that I'm using a night time moisturiser... even if it's just a day cream being sneaky. It'd probably be good for dryer skins during the day if you need something quite rich to keep your skin smooth and nourished.
Hopefully that was in some way helpful to you, it's been a while since I did anything beauty related, I'm not sure exactly how to go about it. I can really feel myself getting back into LUSH again, I always seem to go through phases, is it just me? I had forgotten how much I enjoyed their products but I'm very tempted to go in there soon and have a browse, especially with their Christmas bits coming out! If I buy anything more I shall let you know how I get on with it. Until next time, thank you for reading, let me know what you've been using recently to keep your skin feeling 'lush', ahaha... that wasn't funny the first time was it? Ahem. Don't get up, I'll show myself out.