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General

Lush Easter Yummies – Say no to chocolate!

Easter is on the way. That means chocolate temptation everywhere. I’ll pass this year and do what I did last year – a Lush Easter product instead of an egg.

They all look so pretty!

The Immaculate Eggception (€8.75)

Lush’s new innovative double-layered bath ballistics, this one is a hollow egg that you can shake and hear a surprise rattling inside.  Crack open the bubble bar and ballistic mix eggshell to reveal either a mini chick or bunny ballistic inside! Available in pink and yellow.

 

Fluffy Egg bath ballistic (€3.70) – sweetie scented pink egg adorned with a candy flowers

 

The Carrot re-usable bubble bar (€6.25)

Hold the top of these reusable bubble bar carrots and swish them around the bathtub to create masses of skin softening bubbles.

 

Chick Knot Wrap (€3.75) – Perfect for wrapping the larger Bath Ballistic Eggs

 

Hoppy Easter (€14.50) – contains The Carrot re-usable bubble bar and Fluffy Egg bath ballistic

What choccie egg have  you your eyes on?


Bath & Body

Loving Lush’s Christmas Gifts!

Dear Santa,

I would like a Christmas gift from Lush :) ….

 

Best Wishes…

Three limited edition Christmas products all wrapped up in one beautiful gift. With best-selling Christmas classics Satsumo Santa and So White bath ballistics and the brand new Superstars bubble bar.

Best Wishes gift contains :

  • Satsuma Santa Bath Bomb
  • So White Bath Bomb
  • Superstars Bubble Bar
  • £10.50

 

Secret Santa…

This gift comes in a choice of green or red paper. Inside this festive wrap you’ll find a special star-shaped piece of our wonderfully creamy Snowcake soap plus a warming wintry Li’l Lush Pud bath ballistic.

Secret  Santa Gift contains :

  • Snowcake Soap (in a star shape 60g)
  • Li’l Lush Pud Bath Bomb
  • £5.50

 

Merry and Bright…

Merry and Bright Gift Contains :

  • Northern Lights Soap (100g)
  • Glogg Shower Gel (100g)
  • £8.50

 

Here are a few of my favourite single Christmas items – they would be a great addition to a gift or stocking. (I have already gone to town with them!)

 

Lush L’il Pud Bath Ballistic

Clove powder warms you up when you’re chilled to the bone, while aloe vera extract and rose absolute soothe dry, winter skin. Inspired by traditional British Christmas pudding made of figs. It has the scrumptious almond-icing scent of o Snowcake soap.

Cinders Bath Ballistic…

Cinders is inspired by crackling fairytale hearths, this sweet and spicy treat is meant to warm and relax you. Cinnamon leaf oil heats things up while almond oil soften up your skin.

These are such a great idea for Kriskindle pressies and stocking fillers. I love Lush, particularly at Christmas. The gift sets are affordable, good quality and presented well.

Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy Lush??

Lips, Make-up

Lush Lip Tints – Chilli Tingle, Celebrate, Latte (Review & Swatches)

I have been dabbling with Lush Lip Tints for the past few weeks. I had one in the past, a raspberry shade, that I used occasionally as a lip balm rather than as lip colour. I have found three that I really like.

Here they are…

Left to Right: Chilli Tingle, Celebrate, Latte

 

And some swatches…

Left to Right: Chilli Tingle, Celebrate and Latte


Lush Chilli Tingle Lip Tint

Chilli Tingle is a warm terracota shade. Although I liked the colour when I first saw it I assumed it would be hard to wear. As you can see from the swatch it is quite pigmented. I have been wearing a  little smeared over nude lipsticks. It’s a lot more wearable than it looks. If you look good in coral shades as opposed to pink this one might be of interest to you. Medium to dark skin tones would probably wear it better than I do.


Lush Celebrate Lip Tint

Celebrate is a soft pretty pink with hints of gold. It’s sheer and angelic. There is a hint of frost to this one so your lips need to be in good condition – I used Lush’s lip scrub before I applied it to scrub off any dead skin. I like to use lipbalm underneath too as it can be a little drying.

 

Lush Latte Lip Tint

Latte is my favourite. It’s bronzey nude shade. My favourite way to wear it is over Sephora’s Native Nude lip liner and a lip balm. It’s nude with a hint of shimmer and looks gorgeous with bronzer.

What are your thoughts?

Bath & Body, Hauls, Previews/Launches, Skin Care

Lush’s New Inventions…

So I’ll get right to it. I love Lush. It is a love that will last forever. I would have thought that I couldn’t love them more but to today a package full of new products arrived. New? I’m so excited (can you tell?)

 

Rose Jam Bubbleroon Bath Ballistic (€4.50)


Lush say – If the Women’s institute knew how to make bath products this is what they’d make. I think it smells like a more modern rose. It’s absolutely beautiful and it’s wafting around my house as we speak. If this fragrance was sold in candle form I would buy twenty! If you like rose you should check this out.

 

Sun and Moon Steamer Tab (€3.15 each) Mine broke a little….

These are similar to toner tabs – you drop them into a bowl of hot water, cover your head with a towel and inhale the oils. Sun and Moon is designed for the phases of your skin and mood. It lifts mood and balances the skin.

 

Peace Massage Bar (€8.90 for 65g)

This bar is designed to calm and inspire peace. This probably the nicest scent I’ve ever smelled from Lush. It is clean and calming with a nod to the seventies. If you are fed up of cheery, bubbly, girly scents have a whiff of this one.

 

Friends with Benefits Massage Bar (€8.70 for 65g)

This has a yummy chocolate orange scent. It contains organic cocoa butter and tagetes oil, which is know for its skin healing and soothing properties. It also deeply moisturises.

 

Lustre Dusting Powder (€12.50)

This powder is fragranced with jasmine (the scent of Lush’s Lust). It also has a very fine shimmer to it for some glow.

 

Latte Lip Tint (€6.50 for 10g)

And a swatch…

This balm is moisturising and has a hint of coffee flavouring. The colour is very subtle  – Lush describe it as ‘ambient, an Autumnal nude brown’.

Lush have added sixteen new products, these are but a few, to celebrate the re-launch and re-design of their website.

Thoughts?

General

Lush Halloween Goodies…

Lush have some delish Halloween goodies, thought you might like to have a look…

Pumpkin Knot Wrap (€3.00) Limited Edition

 

Calacas shower jellies (€3.70 for 100g) Limited Edition

 

Skullduggery bath ballistic (€3.45) Limited Edition – I have tried this one myself. Tis yummy!

 

Lush are also hosting a Halloween party day on the 29th  if anyone is interested…

” Whether you’re looking for some Halloween pamper essentials or you just want some scary Saturday fun, join us in-store for a spook-tacular day of trickery, treats and monster mash style dancing to some classic Halloween tunes.
With spooky inspired drinks and nibbles for all to enjoy, customers will be treated to complimentary hand massages and skin and hair consultations “

 

Happy Halloween everyone! Are you dressing up?

General

Lush Celebrate Chocolate Week

This week is National Chocolate Week – like we needed an excuse to eat chocolate. In honour of the week in question I have a Malteser in my mouth as I type :) If you want to avoid adding inches though have a look at the goodies Lush have put together.

Friends with Benefits massage bar (€8.70 for 65g)

A massage bar with a delicious chocolate orange scent. The result is a massage bar with benefits, as tagetes oil is incredibly healing and soothing on the skin. There’s also shea butter to deeply moisturise and leave skin soft and smooth.

2. Cupcake facemask (€8.90 for 75g)

This facemask is also derived from the cocoa bean. Cupcake also contains deep cleansing Rhassoul mud to absorb excess oils on the skin, Fair Trade cocoa butter to moisturize and soften and spearmint and peppermint oils to gently stimulate. (As bought by Mischa Barton)

3. Double Choc lip tint (€6.50)

These lip tints contain delicious real dark chocolate making it one of the tastiest and most beneficial balms available.  There’s also black treacle, cocoa and icing sugar to leave lips feeling super soft and tasting delicious.  Double Choc also has a rich deep colour, leaving lips with a natural, earthy tint … the colour of the season. Lush’s tinted lip balms can be used on cheeks as a cream blusher too.

Soft Coeur massage bar (€6.90 for 30g)

Soft Coeur is heart shaped and deliciously chocolatey.  Made from fair trade, organic cocoa butter and shea butter, melt this heart to find the soft, molten chocolate centre.  Best-seller. (Bought by Andie McDowell)

Mange Too massage bar (€10.45 for 100g)

Made with a blend of white chocolate, honey and fresh bananas, with softening and moisturising fair trade cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter.  This hexagonal bar will melt into the skin leaving a sweet, caramac scent you might be tempted to lick clean.

Ma Bar bubble bar (€4.45)

An irresistible toffee and chocolate bubble bar.  Containing calming bergamot oil and de-stressing orange oil.  It’s one of Lush’s best-seller.

Is it just me or is the chocolate angle making these more appealing?

Now back to chocoalte munching…

General

Debs Essentials from Lush…

It’s Debs season (has it been a year already?!) Here are some goodies Lush are recommending for the occasion…

 

Rockstar (€4.70 for 100g)

 

It started with a Kiss Lip Tint (€6.50 for 10g))

 

Sugar Babe Scrub (€3.90 for 100g)

 

 

 

Mmm…moment

Bath & Body, Skin Care

‘Dirty’ Goodies from Lush

I’m always keen to try Lush fragrances. I was delighted to hear that there was a new fragrance called ‘Dirty’. I had to try it.

It’s clean, fresh and a little herby – is that even a word? :) This is most definitely a masculine scent but I find myself drawn to it none the less.

Dirty Spring Wash Shower Gel – €5.35 for 100g

 

Dirty Solid Perfume €5.75

 

Dirty Toothy Tabs €2.50

And for a change, one for the boys…

Dirty Shaving Cream €7.50 for 100g

If you are a fan of more masculine scented bath products than this is worth a look, or a sniff rather. If you’re more of a sweet scent lover than this one is unlikely to appeal to you. It’s leading notes are of spearmint, thyme, tarragon, oak moss, lavender, sandalwood and neroli.

What’s cool about the range is that Gorilla Perfumers decided to divide the scents from the fragrance itself and assign each one to a different Dirty product. That means when you wear a few of the products together you combine the scents. Interesting idea, I wonder if many men would be on board with the layering scents idea though.

Foundation, Make-up

Products for extremely fair skin

I cannot count the amount of emails and messages I have received from readers and viewers who are looking for a base light enough for porcelain skin. It is no easy task.

Case in point, MAC’s lightest shade is not light enough for some Irish skins. Even the foundations found in Boots that have names like ‘Porcelain’ and ‘Extra Fair’ have too much pigment in them. Often, when the they are light enough they will be pink toned and give a funny hue when applied to the face. Super fair girls, I may envy your skin but I don’t envy the task of finding products that are light enough.

Here are some great products for extremely light skin.

 

A very light base – Lush Jackie Oates Colour Base

This is a light, nourishing colour base designed for porcelain skin. It was inspired by the likes of Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. It also contains a host of good ingredients like oats, honey and shea butter.

If you have never heard of Lush’s Skin Supplements, all you do is add some of it into your moisturiser. You can decide yourslef how much coverage you want, adding more pigment for more coverage. It costs €9.95 for a pot. It might seem small but bear in mind that it’s concentrated and is not meant to be applied straight from the pot.

 

Bronzer for fair skin

On another note, I came across a great bronzer for very pale skin. I know that it can be difficult to find one light and natural enough.

This one is from The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Summer Collection and is designed for fair skin. Mine is in shade 02.

 

Concealer

Touche Eclat in 01 by YSL is a great under eye concealer for very pale skins. It doesn’t add much colour, just light reflecting particles. It’s worth every penny if you have alabaster skin.

 

Highlighter

Benefit High Beam is the best highlighted I’ve come across for extremely light skin. It’s extremely light – it doesn’t work well on my skin, the contrast is too great.

 

Dainty Doll Cosmetics

Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud) created a make-up line designed for very fair skins a few years ago. It was called Dainty Doll. It was on sale on a temporary basis and by the time I contacted them last year it was no longer available. Well the great news is that her line in now available from Boots.com at the moment and will be in stores by the end of June. Harrods and ASOS will also stock the line I hear.

Dainty Doll

I never managed to get my hands on any of the products – it was my sister that I had in mind but they’re definitely worth a look if you find it difficult to shop for make-up.

 

Some other honourable mentions…

  • Chanel Blanc de Universel
  • Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation
  • Guerlain les Meteorites Compact
  • SKII Bases and loose powder
  • Dior Base de Teint

Have you found any good products for very fair skin?

Bath & Body, Skin Care, Skincare Reviews

How fun! Lush Tiny Hands Solid Hand Serum

I just had to do a post on Lush Tiny Hands Solid Hand Serum. How fun is this!

Like all of Lush’s products, this one is eco friendly – there are no preservatives or packaging used. I’m all on for that.

Like most solid similar products the bar begins to melt upon contact with skin. Holding the bar between my hands does the trick for me. I then pop it back in the tin and massage my hands together.

The bar contains cocoa and shea butter, aloe vera, argan oil and marigold petals. It also contains talc which is added to prevent hands feeling too oily, nothing worse than greasy hands. One of the best things about this gem is that there are no synthetic ingredients.

I obviously adore the shape but it also smells quite pretty too – soft vanilla and gentle florals maybe?

The bar costs €4.94 which I think is a steal considering all of the high quality ingredients you are getting. It will also last ages if you store it in one of the Lush tins (€3.90) or some Tupperware.

Loves it :)

What products do you rely on for your hands?

General

Lush Japan Aid Soap

Hi ladies,

We love Lush soap but this one is for a really important cause.

Buy one of Lush’s limited edition Japan Aid soaps (€5.00) and all proceeds go to the relief effort in Japan

Here’s what Lush have to say…

“We were heartbroken to see the pictures of devastation from Japan and we know that we’re not the only ones.  For Lush it is very personal, as we have 145 shops in Japan and a factory – with 1,600 staff.  Some of these staff and their families have lost everything.

You can help by buying some of our limited edition Japan Aid soap (€5.00) and, just like our Charity Pot scheme, all the proceeds except the VAT will go directly towards the relief effort in Japan.

We are working with a charity called Peace Boat (www.peaceboat.org <http://www.peaceboat.org> ), who is organising teams of volunteers, transporting aid goods and cooking hot meals in the disaster zone.  Despite their efforts, it is hard to keep up with the queues of people needing food and help.  All the money raised in the UK from the sales of this limited edition Japan Aid soap (€5.00) will go directly to Peace Boat, to help them help more people.  Your support can make such a difference.

Shaped like the Japanese flag, this limited edition soap will soften your skin and leave it scented with the popular tropical coconut fragrance of I Should Coco.

We have made enough to raise £50,000 in the UK & Ireland and $80,000 in North America (money will go to another aid agency). Some of the money will also go to animal rescue organisations”.

This is a great way to do out bit for Japan. I hope that you’ll join me.