Friday, 23 November 2012

Feeling Lush - My Latest Buys

During my last trip home to Glasgow, I took the opportunity to visit Lush on Sauchiehall Street, since we don't have a Lush store in Fife (Fife misses out on a LOT!). I'd been hearing so many great reviews on so many lovely products so I wanted to have a nosey and see if anything caught my eye...

Which it did, this is me we're talking about after all! After using up my Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask sample, I was looking for a new face mask that could help with oil control. The sales assistant I spoke to recommended the Cupcake mask, and with the mention of chocolate I was sold!

(INGREDIENTS: Rhassoul Mud, Linseed Infusion, Glycerine, Talc, Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Butter, Fresh Mint, Sandalwood Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Limonene, Perfume)

I've used this once, but already I feel it works! When applying it, the mask feels lightly scrubby, like it's also exfoliating while you apply. I can feel my skin lightly tightening as I wear it, and once I wash it off? WOW! Oil-be-gone.This would not be a great mask for those with sensitive or dry skin, since it really does curb oil production on your face, but for those of us with a shine complex this is a fabulous face mask. This retails at £5.95 for 75g.

My next purchase was the Snow Fairy Shower Gel. In the run-up to Christmas everyone seems to rave about this bubblegum wonder, so I thought I would see if the hype was right.

(INGREDIENTS:  Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Lactic Acid, Synthetic Musk, Titanium Dioxide, Blue Glitter (Polyethylene terephthalate), Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Colour 45410, Colour 45380, Methylparaben)

This costs £6.25 for 250g. The first thing to note about this is the smell. It smells of Pear Drops, which I find lovely, but it is an extremely sweet smell, so if you're not keen on those kinds of scents then you will hate this! I like the smell, but I use this sparingly lest I should end up smelling cloying! The gel lathers up really well with my loofah, and there's even a tiny hint of glitter through the shower gel, so it's perfect for giving your body a little hint of sparkle in preparation for those Christmas nights out!

My final purchase was the product I've used the most since purchasing, the Popcorn Lip Scrub. I bought this because in winter, my lips go on the fritz, and I have to spends ages trying to restore them to some kind of presentable condition. I thought I'd give this lip scrub a go to see if it helped get rid of all the flakey dry bits that like to appear on my lips. This comes in at £5.25 for 25g.

(INGREDIENTS: Caster Sugar, Jojoba Oil, Sea Salt, Polenta, Coconut Oil, Popping Candy)

This really does taste like popcorn, it's all I can do not to just eat it!  After scrubbing my lips with a tiny fingertip of this, my lips feel a lot smoother, and in conjunction with a good lip balm my lips are so much better this year. I don't have much to say about the lip scrub, other than it does exactly what it's meant to, it works and it tastes lovely!

So that's my latest buys from Lush, have you visited a Lush store recently? What are your favourite Lush products? :)

Christina xo


  1. I haven't bought anything from lush in years, mainly because I currently don't have a bath in my house (only a shower), so as most of their products are geared towards that I haven't thpught to pop in. I did use the cupcake mask years ago though, mainly because of the chocolate aspect, and remember it being pretty good, although it definitely brought all the impurities to the surface! At Christmas time I really wish there was a bath in my house all all the festive treats they bring out look great!
    Mel x

  2. They do make a lot of fabulous bath-stuff, but my favourite things are their shower gels. My favourite is the Olive Branch one; bit of a weird smell but I've never had softer skin!

    They're getting better at all their products, might be worth a go (or would I just be leading you astray by tempting you into spending money?) :P xx

  3. Loving the popcorn lip scrub! Definitely going to go out and buy one of these! :)

    Hey, absolutely fantastic blog!! Found you on the bbloggers blog hop! Glad I did xx

    Emma @ YorkshirePud
    Running a giveaway too in you fancy entering to win some nail goodies xxx

    1. It is so, so good! Definitely worth a try :)

      Aw thank you! I really enjoyed reading your blog as well, especially the Zooey Deschanel inspired outfit, so pretty!

      Christina xo

  4. Hey there, I just found you from the #bbloggers blog hop this week!

    Your layout is gorgeous, I'm glad I came across your blog! I adore the popcorn lip scrub, it is sooooo yummy!

    Consider yourself to have a new follower ;) let me know if you stop by my blog too!

    1. Thanks! I've followed your blog also, it's brilliant :)

      I think I'm gonna have to stock up on the lip scrub, don't think I could wait till Christmas each year for it! x x x

  5. I'm hoping I get some snowfairy for christmas :D xx

    1. Lol I hope everyone gets some, it's so lovely :) one of my favourite Lush scents! X x