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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Totally In Lusht

Cilla Said

Lush has been around for as long as I can remember and despite the scents wafting out of the Manchester store always intriguing me as a child, I'd always been put off by the over enthusiastic sales staff and the scatty lay out of the stores to venture in very far.

I don't know about you, but before heading in, I'd also always kind of connected Lush with bath bombs and bath bombs only -,probably because of how popular their bath bomb range has always been. Friends online and off rave about these bath bombs and I have to admit how appealing they look, but I've just never been comfortable with having a bath full of grit (sorry, not sorry).

Whilst at university though, a friend of mine got a job as one of those very same sales staff and I was reintroduced to the brand. Using her fabulous discount, my friend always stocked up on a whole range of Lush products and made sure to share the wealth when it came to gift giving too, but I still hadn't really bothered to explore the range myself. Recently, I decided to change all that, gave the sales staff a chance, and picked up a few things to try out for myself.

Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

Whilst this is probably one of the best facial scrubs I've used, there are a few occupational hazards with this product. Namely, it's made (as the label would suggest) primarily of sea salt and more often than not a lot of that salt ends up in your mouth - which is pretty disgusting. Having said that, it does it's job, and it does it well. So much so that my partner Nathan used the entire pot before I'd even had my second go. 

Celestial Moisturiser

Never has a thing been named so aptly. This is a light facial moisturiser which also provides a barrier for the skin against toxins and other nasties in the air. I have very sensitive skin, and this cream works perfectly for me. Giving my face a fresh injection of moisture without any irritation and also helping to protect my skin against irritation from the outside world. 

Aloe Vera Skin Tabs

I bought these without really knowing what they were for, intrigued by the cute pick and mix style bags alongside. Luckily, the very friendly staff on the Lush twitter account gave me some pointers and I was able to actually use my skin tabs. You simply add them to a sink of warm water and allow the steam to clear out your skin - and just like that your pores are clean and shiny again. For such a small product, these skin tabs have a huge effect. 

Jason & The Argon Oil Shampoo Bar 

Not only does this smell great (something Lush delivers on in all their products) but it actually works. I'm not afraid to say that I was a little skeptical about whether or not this product would have what it took to clean my huge mane of hair but it worked extremely well and what's more, it lasted longer than any bottle of shampoo I've ever bought. I know can't wait to try the conditioning bars and will be picking one up this week.

I wasn't absolutely in lusht with all of the products, but I am now a total Shampoo Bar convert and my partner swears by the Ocean Salt Scrub - so all in all we were pretty damn impressed with the Lush range.

You'll have noticed the Elbow Grease Moisturising Bar in the pic above, but I've yet to crack it open so I'll update you all on that when I've tried it out. 

What would you recommend for my next Lush splurge? Share your favorites in the comments section. 

Cilla Said / Author & Editor

I’m a 25-year-old freelance writer, I studied English Literature in London and have an incessant love for all things fictional, I currently live in Manchester with my partner; Nathan, and our growing menagerie of household pets.

3 comments:

  1. Elbow Grease is the best! I was reccomend it for tattoos (which it somehow works wonders on and makes them look as fresh as the day they were done) but now I also use it as a general moisturiser on tough areas like elbows (go figure?) and knees. Thoroughly recomend!!

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    1. I was so confused about the Tattoos part - it was recommended for my scaly elbows but when I got it home I noticed the nod to tattoos and (having none) wondered why I'd picked it up! Works wonders on scaly skin though, so it didn't matter in the end!

      Cheers for sharing :)

      Hannah xxx

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  2. Elbow Grease is the best! I was reccomend it for tattoos (which it somehow works wonders on and makes them look as fresh as the day they were done) but now I also use it as a general moisturiser on tough areas like elbows (go figure?) and knees. Thoroughly recomend!!

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