I went a bit crazy at LUSH and bought several items which I justified by reminding myself that there are no LUSH stores back home. Their products are somewhat expensive considering you can only get a few uses out of most (like the bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath melts). However, I'm glad to support them because their products are handmade, vegan (most of them), and cruelty free. I've used most of the products I purchased so I'll be including reviews along with the haul.
The Ma Bar is described as a chocolate-toffee bar with two halves and a brown sugar center. Sadly, I had already used the white honey toffee half before taking the photos for this post. The Ma Bar would be more effective if used whole, of course, but I just can't bear the thought of only getting a single use out of my LUSH products. It smells sweet and delicious. It didn't make my bath too bubbly but it did make my skin very soft.
A beautiful heart-shaped bath bomb that is rose scented. This is the only product from this haul that I haven't used yet so I can't say whether I would repurchase this or not yet.
I had been using LUSH's Tea Tree Water toner for the past 6 months but recently ran out of it. Instead of repurchasing Tea Tree, I decided to try a different variety. Breath of Fresh Air contains aloe vera, rose, seaweed, and rosemary oil. It smells really nice and I like it on my skin. However, I like Tea Tree even better so in the future I'd probably get the large size of Tea Tree or try out Eau Roma Water.
It was hard to decide which fresh mask to try first. Ultimately I went with Catastrophe, a cleansing mask with blueberries, almond oil, chamomile, and calamine. It's a great mask for many skin types, I think. It's not moisturizing (it's not meant to be) but it cleanses the skin in a very gentle way. After a few uses my skin has been looking fresher and more soothed (less red).
This cleanser has a really nice texture. It exfoliates but it's not grainy or gritty, it's very gentle and creamy. It also smells delicious, just like their Popcorn Lip Scrub (although the scent might be a bit sickly if you're not a lover of sweet scents). It has corn oil, corn meal, and cinnamon powder. Sadly, I don't really like this. It works like any other exfoliating cleanser (scrub) but it leaves an unpleasant residue on my face. I've used it several times but the result is always the same. After I wash it off it feels as if I had put food on my face (could be the polenta).
I'm all about making my own lip scrubs, but I had to try the famous Popcorn scrub. I was worried that $10 might be too much for a tiny jar of lip scrub, but the Popcorn scrub is very dry, gritty, and tightly packed. This is actually a good thing because you only need to use very little. It smells amazing, like caramel popcorn, and tastes delicious. Verdict: love it!
Have you tried any of these? Let me know what your favorite LUSH products are so I can pick them up next time. I'm still a LUSH newbie.