Lush Haul

Recently Mr.T kindly suggested – in the midst of one of my stressful outpours – that I should treat myself to a Lush bath bomb once a week, in order to make time for myself to de-stress and relax. I’ve always loved their bath bombs but I probably only use them twice a year; I was so delighted about his suggestion that I went rushing into Lush at Bluewater the next day to choose myself a bath bomb for the week.

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When I arrived in store, I was hugely surprised by the customer service I was met with and just couldn’t resist talking to this wonderful sales assistant Jasmine about all of the Lush products, not just the bath bombs. She talked me through everything. When I say everything, I mean everything. I was in there for an hour and left with one product, that *shock horror* wasn’t a bath bomb, but a free full sized tub of the Ultrabland Facial Cleanser. This was a ‘random act of kindness’ from Jasmine – how sweet is this? Good customer service is unforgettable.

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After hearing me harp on about my skin, my hair, my routines, my likes and dislikes, she suggested, as I was in a bit of a rush, that I went away with a catalogue in hand and spent some time deciding on products that would work best for me. When I went back I spent just over an hour going through the products I was interested in trying and Jasmine helped me choose the products that were good for my skin type. She was super helpful and her product knowledge was insane. I left the store with a full bag of goodies, very giddy and excited like a child leaving a toy store.

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What I bought:

Karma Bubble Bar

Yoga Bath Bomb

Cosmetic Warrior Face Mask

Popcorn Lip Scrub

Ultrabland Facial Cleanser (this was given to me as a random act of kindness, thank you Jasmine!)

Jungle Hair Conditioner

New Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion

Little samples of Ultrabalm hand and body cream, Lemony Flutter cuticle butter and Love & Light Hand Cream

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Verdict

Lush has totally won me over. And no, I wasn’t paid to say that! The bath bombs are only a taster of what they stock and they are probably the least interesting thing that they sell at Lush! Don’t get me wrong, I still adore them and I still want my weekly bath bombs, as I think this idea is amazing and everyone should find time to take time for themselves. But, the bath bombs are just the start…by going into store and actually talking to the lovely people working there, you get to know a lot more about what they sell, what it can do for you, how it is made and how to use everything – it is eyeopening and I highly recommend you doing this, especially if you want to use products that are kind to animals, good to your skin and not stupidly overpriced.

My Yoga Bath Bomb was incredible; lasting over 10 minutes, it was extremely relaxing, not for the impatient though. Anyone who can withstand a long bath and thoroughly relax for a while in water will definitely love this bath bomb. I think it’s the perfect winter relaxer as I get so cold in the winter weather, so baths for me are extremely regular and long lasting.

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But what impressed me the most was the hair conditioner bar ‘Jungle’. It’s not as simple as using conditioner from a bottle because you have to break a bit off and rub it up between your hands before applying it to your wet hair. It doesn’t feel normal either as your hair doesn’t immediately feel soft and shiny with application – I feared my hair would be a knotted mess. I was wrong. My hair brushed out beautifully, dried as normal and smelt gorgeous too.

The Ultrabland is incredible. I feel sad about saying goodbye to my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, but I have to because this cleanser is just perfect. Initially I wasn’t too sure because it feels very different to what I was used to, but I’ve kept with it and it really has surprised me. The cleanser feels lovely against my skin and washes off nicely too (I still use my Liz Earle muslin cloth to take it off).

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Cosmetic Warrior Face Mask has been my least favourite thing to use because it smells nasty and doesn’t look that great either. However, I do love what it does to my skin and I have been using it once a week on my chin, which is where I tend to get my breakouts. It’s a great face mask for those who suffer from the occasional hormonal breakout as with it’s antiseptic ingredients such as tea tree and garlic, as well as antibacterial honey, it helps to soothe areas of skin affected by spots.

The Lip Scrub is a funny one, because it tastes amazing (literally good enough to eat) and for me, when I use it initially my lips plump up with the blood being brought to the surface, yet within a few minutes my lips go back to their unfortunately small size and don’t really stay affected by the scrub. Although, I will say, my dryness is definitely lessening, so it is working, just maybe not the miracle cure I was hoping for (my Kylie Jenner lip dream is over).

What I want next:

Ginger Bath Oils (pictured above) and can only be bought at the Oxford Street Store – they smell and look so magical!

Frozen Bath Bomb so I can sing ‘Let It Go’ and pretend to be a Disney princess. Although The Little Mermaid will forever be my favourite.

Happy Hippy Shower Gel – with ingredients such as Pink Grapefruit and Frankincense Oil, who wouldn’t want to try this?

Big Hair Conditioner Bar as the tag line is ‘to make you feel like a mermaid’…yes please Lush!

A knot wrap, because the idea of buying some amazing Lush Products and having them wrapped in a colourful scarf to be re-used, is the cutest idea I’ve heard of in a long time! Since when has wrapping paper become so functional?!

A massage bar…not sure which one as they all sound dreamy!

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I can not wait to go back and buy more, and trust me I will; pay day couldn’t come soon enough!

Have you used products from Lush?

If so, which are your go-to products and why?

Jessica Xx

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