Birthday Lush Haul!

So, I was a very lucky girl on my birthday, and was given lots of awesome Lush bits to keep me pampered through the exam period… I thought I’d show you what I got! (Quick disclaimer – I definitely don’t mean to brag, I’m just excited to have new Lush stuff!) Continue reading

Review: Lush May Day Bath Bomb

An extra post for you today – aren’t you lucky! What’s the occasion? There’s a new limited edition bath bomb at Lush!

What, you hadn’t heard about it either? I was stunned, when I popped into Lush on the 1st, to find the new May Day bath bomb sitting pretty on the side. It’s only here until the end of May, and all the proceeds go towards anti-badger cull charities, which is an excellent thing in my book. The scent of this is likely to be a bit of a divisive one, so read on to find out what I thought…

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Review: Lush Full of Grace Facial Serum*

I’d never thought to add a serum to my skincare routine, let alone a solid serum, until I received this little wonder product in my #Oxmeet goody bag. I’ve been trialling the Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar for the last couple of weeks, and I really like it!  Continue reading

Review: Lush Rose Bubble Bar*

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I love rose products, so I was thrilled to be given this cute little Rose bubble bar in my Lush #Oxmeet goody bag – and to be honest with you, I’ve already stocked up on a couple more! Continue reading

Review: Lush Emotional Brilliance in Sophisticated* and Fantasy

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Lush’s Emotional Brilliance is a widely varied range of highly pigmented liquid eyeliners, eyeshadows and lipsticks – these are definitely targeted at the higher-end of the high street market, at £14.50 a colour, but the richness of the formula makes these worth saving up for. I’ve previously reviewed Decisive, a classic red lipstick, and Motivation, a metallic teal liner, and they’ve become fixtures in my make up bag. When I was in Lush last week for the #OxMeet blogger meet up, I was thrilled to find Sophisticated*, a pearly taupe eyeshadow, in my goody bag, and couldn’t help but add Fantasy, a gold eyeliner, myself.  Continue reading

Review: Lush Brightside Bubble Bar

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Hello! I’m finally back! I’m on my Easter break and have time to blog at last – it’s been pretty crazy here. Still, your regular service resumes, and just in time for spring.

This big orange beauty, the Brightside bubble bar, is part of this year’s Easter range at Lush. It’s a returning favourite from last year, and I definitely had to stock up this time round. Scented with The Sun perfume, this is an amazingly orangey bubble bar – it has three different kinds of orange in it, which makes for an incredibly strong, uplifting citrus bath. This is the perfect way to convince yourself that spring is on its way. Even if it’s cold outside, this will make you feel like you’ve just been skipping through a field in the sunshine!

It’s also gorgeous. This is one of the biggest bubble bars that Lush does, of a similar size to the Comforter, and although this year it looks a little smaller, it’s also a lot chunkier, so I think it balances out. I can easily get 10 baths out of a bar this big, with a huge amount of bubbles, so Brightside is well worth the money (£4.50). I love how sunny and cheerful it looks – the one downside to all that orange, of course, being that your bath water looks a little… interesting. But since that’s usually hidden under mounds of bubbles, it’s not too big a problem!

Brightside is an absolute favourite of mine, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes fun, fresh scents. Did you try it last year? Have you got one this year?

Asha x

February Empties!

I can’t believe how quickly the end of February has snuck up on me! I know it’s the shortest month, but still… Even so, I still managed to get through quite a few products this month, so read on to see what I’ve been using!

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I got this sample of Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer when I had my mini-facial at Origins, and I managed to make this tiny sachet last for three weeks. This is an amazing eye cream that really had a lightening effect on my perpetual dark circles, and made me feel confident to wear less concealer! I wholeheartedly recommend it, but since it’s £32 for 15ml, it’s a tad expensive for my budget.  Continue reading

Review: Lush Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

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A quick review of yet another Lush product from my huge Christmas box! I’ve been using Lush Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie for a little while now, and really like it, so I thought I’d show you this unusual shower product and tell you why I like it so much.

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Turkish Delight is a shower gel and not a shower gel at the same time – it’s not a liquid, for a start! You know when you’re baking a cake and you cream the butter and sugar together? That’s the texture of Turkish Delight. For all that it’s a solid cream, though, this is still a product for washing with, not a shower moisturiser like Lush’s Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. You just grab a little bit, and lather it up, and from then on out, it just works like a regular body wash.

Unlike normal shower gel, however, Turkish Delight was created to be incredibly soft and good for your skin. It’s moisturising without being heavy, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling squeaky or stripped, just softly clean. It’s almost like a creamy face cleanser for your body! Sensitive skin should be fine with this, too.

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As with many Lush things, one of the most amazing things about this product is the smell. Turkish Delight has a super-soft, super-sweet rose scent, but it’s not quite as jammy as Rose Jam/Ro’s Argan. Instead, this is more of a powdery, old-fashioned Hollywood rose. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but I think it’s a very grown-up, sophisticated rose scent. The perfume lingers on your skin after you’re out of the shower, but it’s subtle enough that I don’t find it clashes with my perfume.

There’s one big downside to Turkish Delight: at £16.25 for 200g, it’s exorbitantly expensive! It’s a really lovely treat, but there’s no way I could recommend it for an everyday shower cream, except to lottery winners… Have you tried this? What do you think?

Asha x

 

Lush Valentine’s Day Haul Part Two <3

Did you see Part One, where I reviewed the Neon Love soap and Prince Charming shower gel? Well, I couldn’t help going back to Lush to pick up a couple more items from the Valentine’s Day Lush products…

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So I came home with the Love Locket bath bomb and the Tender is the Night massage bar. As I mentioned in my last post, I think these are both pretty pricey (£6.95 and £6.50 respectively), but if that doesn’t put you off, then you should really enjoy these two sweet, girly products. Continue reading