Sunday, 20 July 2014

• LUSH Goody Bag & mini reviews •

I was so lucky to go to the LUSH Cambridge Blogger Event and I was even luckier to receive an amazing goody bag!

I absolutely love LUSH as you will probably know, if you've been reading my blog for a while. I'm constantly in there buying new products, sniffing the bath bombs and testing the body lotions. As I mentioned in my LUSH Blogger Event post, I received an incredible goody bag with some gorgeous products to add to my collection. This post will include mini reviews of the products as I've tried them all out over the past few weeks - and have loved every single one.

This product isn't new to me as it used to be my face mask of choice back in my acne days. It's a chocolate-based mask with cocoa powder and charcoal to help draw out impurities and clear the skin, whilst the fresh mint stimulates and tones, and the cocoa butter softens. It's basically a do-it-all mask. With each of the LUSH fresh face masks, you have to keep it in your fridge and it only lasts 3 weeks, so I tend to use this mask twice or three times a week, depending on if I have time. I leave it on for as long as possible, usually 20 or so minutes, then wash it off with a warm damp muslin cloth. My skin feels so lovely and smooth afterwards and I just spritz it with LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water and the LUSH Full of Grace Facial Serum. It makes for the perfect mid-week mask and it gives my skin a deep, good clean. And the best bit of all? I made this one at the blogger event!

Solid shampoo bars are amazing and are a must for anyone that is going to be travelling. They are so easy to pack, don't require bottles as they aren't liquid, and they eliminate the worry of any accidents during a flight. I've used Karma Komba before but I forgot how good it was. They can be tricky and a little awkward to use at first, but once you get over the initial confusion of the product, they are great to work with. You just have to wet your hair in the shower and make sure it's really wet before rubbing the shampoo bar into your scalp. And no, it doesn't make your hair tangly as it lathers up so well. You then rinse out as normal, and I keep it in a soap dish in my room so that it dries quicker than in the bathroom. It also smells delicious of fresh and reminds me of summer, as I always take it with me on holiday! Dream Steam Toner Tab is also an odd one and something that I had to google how to use. You have to drop the tab into hot - not quite boiling - water and then place your head over it, with a towel over your head. If you've ever had a head cold, your mum has probably made you do this to get rid of it and clear your senses! You then let the steamer tab work its magic on your skin, and when you feel sufficiently sweaty/cleansed, you remove your head away from the water and leave the water to cool. When its room temperature, you can decant it into a bottle and use it as a facial toner for one week. Perfect! I hate waste so this option is perfect for me, and I'm using it as a toner currently. It's so refreshing and feels lovely on the skin, not astringent like most toners from other brands, and I really love it.

I am never without Ocean Salt so this was definitely a welcome addition to my stash! It contains vodka, limes and various butters to soften the skin, and I can honestly say my skin feels it's smoothest after using this. I tend to use it once or twice a week as it is abrasive and my skin doesn't need exfoliation more than that, but this does such a good job of removing my dead skin cells and brightening up my complexion. It smells so fresh, too, and I've converted so many people to it who love it equally as much as I do. I've been using it for years and always will!

I was the most excited about this product. It's one of LUSH's brand spanking new releases and part of the sun protection range, which everyone has been going crazy over online! This suntan lotion is SPF10 so perfect for British summers (which are mostly gloomy and overcast!) and the best bit is that it smells just like peanut butter - amazing. The texture of the lotion is quite thin so it doesn't feel like a sticky suntan lotion, it feels just like a light moisturiser, and it sinks in to the skin so quickly. It really is a delicious product and it lives up to the excitement! £15 for a 250g bottle also isn't bad at all, and it looks like it'll last me aaaages.
The Comforter Bubble Bar // £4.50 (for a proper, LUSH made one!)

Lastly, my very own Comforter Bubble Bar. I also made this product at the blogger event and I just had to show you the comparison of what the Comforter is meant to look like, which is hilarious. Hey, I tried! It's harder than it looks! Anyway, the bubble bar smells incredible, of sweet-smelling blackcurrant, and it's not surprisingly one of LUSH's best sellers. I used this in the bath the other night and the amount of bubbles you get from it is incredible! I have a little trick to get the most out of the LUSH bubble bars and I posted a tutorial of it here - please excuse the photos though, it was one of my first blog posts! I was so happy to make this bubble bar as it's a universally-loved, inoffensive product that I cannot find a single fault with.

Have you picked anything up from LUSH recently?
What are your favourite LUSH products?
Daniela xo
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33 comments :

  1. I love the comforter bubble bar, it smells so nice. I must try out ocean salt!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It smells divine doesn't it! My bedroom smells amazing right now, it's sitting on my shelf! Daniela xo

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  2. I love the Comforter too! I made one at an event I went to recently and yours looks better than mine!

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Ahh did you! Hope you had a lovely time :) Haha thanks, I don't think mine looks great though! Daniela xo

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  3. The Lush sun cream sounds great, I may have to pick one up as I love the smell of peanut butter!
    Also, I personally think your attempt at the Comoforter is pretty impressive!

    - Grace's Beauty Space xx

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    1. It smells amazing! Definitely recommend it. Haha aw thank you, I didn't think it looked great though! Daniela xo

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  4. Omg! I love everything you got. The Cupcake facemask is amazing, isn't it? I loved your attempt at the bubble bath. Well done sweetie x

    www.definitelymycupoftea.com

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    1. Yes, it's totally amazing! I always use it whenever I have break outs and it really calms them down! And thank you lovely, it took me ages! Daniela xo

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  5. The scrub sounds amazing! Is it better than the Soap And Glory scrubs?

    Kirsty
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, absolutely. It's a lot grittier so I feel like you get a deeper exfoliation. Daniela xo

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  6. Lush are so generous with their goody bags! so jelly! I really want to try that ocean salt scrub and comfortor bubble bar, off to the next wishlist they go!

    lovely post!

    zara xx
    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They really are, I was so lucky to get one. Let me know what you think of Ocean and the Comforter! Daniela xo

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  7. The Comforter is my absolute favourite and you did amazing job for making bubble bar for the first time! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Ah thank you lovely! It's one of my favourites, too. Smells amazing! Daniela xo

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  8. I haven't tried any Lush skincare, but the face masks really sound amazing and I love that they're so fresh. Can't believe you made the Cupcake one, I bet that was great fun, and the Comforter bubble bar too! I'd say that's a pretty good effort, aha! x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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    1. I really recommend LUSH skincare. I love how it's all natural and it's worked really well for me for years now! And thank you lovely - I didn't think it looked that good, haha! Daniela xo

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  9. I've only just started liking Lush products, theres sooo much to choose from that I find it quite overwhelming in the stores lol. I'll def be looking into purchasing some of these products though! x

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    1. It's worth reading reviews and reading up on the ingredients etc on their website to help you choose, then have a list ready for when you're in store :) Daniela xo

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    1. Me too, they're my favourite! Daniela xo

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  11. I love Lush products so much, but I've never tried their face masks! Cupcake and Ocean Salt have been on my wishlist forever x

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    1. Their face masks are the bombbbb, get some! Daniela xo

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  12. i love the comforter - it's my favourite lush product!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's a little Dahlia trench coat giveaway worth £80 on my blog right now, click here!

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    1. It's one of my favourite LUSH products, too - so luxurious! Daniela xo

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  13. Lush is amazing brand. Great picks. Love that bubble bar!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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    2. It is such an amazing brand isn't it :) Daniela xo

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  14. Ooh that SPF sounds lovely I can imagine it smelling lovely, I can't wait to pick up some of there new products I haven't had a visit to Lush in so long! xx

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It smells divineeee. I keep wanting to eat it! Daniela xo

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  15. Oh my, the face and body scrub looks incredible and I love a good scrub, especially one that looks like it will really exfoliate. I have oily skin and it's a must for me. Looks like I know what's going into my first Lush basket hehe

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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    1. It will definitely exfoliate. It's so gritty and lovely to use! Let me know if you pick it up :) Daniela xo

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