Lush, oh, Lush! Every trip to Lush is like a trip to bath & body candy land. From the moment I step into the store, that very first sniff, I just have the urge to take every single thing home and experiment with them in my bathtub.
This trip was actually planned (believe me, most Lush trips are not planned) as I needed to repurchase the Tea Tree Water toner, but what was not planned was all the other goodies that I purchased!
So, of course I didn’t end up going to Lush just for the toner. I have eyes, and my eyes can see, and the store was filled with colorful funny-shaped things. I have a nose too, and my nose can smell all the wonderful mixture of scents that dance through the air of the store. But all of these items were actually repurchases (things I loved from the past!), except the pink clay thingy majigz.
Read on to see the goodies I got:
1. Lush Tea Tree Water Toner Water
This toner was the main reason I had to go to Lush.
I ran out of my daily acne-treating toner, the DDF Glycolic 10% Toning Complex, and wanted something much more affordable, and something that won’t actually sting my skin. I’ve been using the DDF for the past year but ever since I got pregnant my skin somehow stings every time I use the toner, probably because it’s too strong and my skin became so much more sensitive during this pregnancy.
Then I remembered that I used to use this toner back in my college days when I had a tighter budget hehe. And I remember that it worked tremendously well for my skin, and that I loved how refreshing it feels to spray this on my face every morning before class.
I’ve been using this for the past few days and am loving it! My acne is at bay, and it’s so gentle that it does not irritate my super sensitive skin. So glad I got this!
2. Lush Rockstar Soap
This was actually the first thing I grabbed when I got into the store because this soap bar has been my ultimate favorite since who-knows-when (seriously more than 8 years). I stopped repurchasing it just because it is so darn expensive, but every single time I hit a Lush store, I always end up with another bar of this.
Lush has a shower gel called Snow Fairy, which they would only release during Christmas, that smells exactly like this, and it has been a routine of mine to buy Snow Fairy every time it’s available. The scent is so dear to my heart, it seriously is my number one favorite scent – I wish they would come out with a perfume or body spray of this scent!
I will attempt to describe the scent by throwing these words out at y’all:
- Sweet but not overly sweet that it makes you want to gag
- Slightly fruity
- A tinge of vanilla
- Candy shop!
I love how softly this bubbles and lathers up, and leaves the skin very smooth after it is rinsed off. The scent also lingers for quite a while after the skin is towel dried.
If I were to post another “Holy Grail” products post, I would definitely include this. Can’t believe I forgot to last time!
3. Lush FUN Pink Soap
This was the only product that was not a repurchase.
The first time I saw the display of FUN soaps, I was immediately reminded of my childhood favorite toy, i.e. Play-Doh! I took some time to play around with the mouldable soaps and fell in love with it. I bet kids will love it too!
The texture is soft like Play-Doh but it crumbles up when you break it. However, if you start moulding it, it is pretty easy to shape and it won’t crumble, especially when it’s wet.
I love how multifunctional it is – it works as a soap bar, a bubble bath, a shampoo, a modelling clay, it even washes your clothes.
The scent slightly reminds me of the Rockstar soap, just slightly. The scent is definitely not as strong as Rockstar. It has a muted sweet vanilla smell.
If you have kids, or if you’re a kid at heart, definitely check this out at Lush stores!
4. Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
I was honestly most excited about this one because I used to love this shower jelly so much years ago. I stopped repurchasing because I simply had too many shower gels in my shower, and I didn’t have space. This time, I purchased it despite the fact that my shower is already overflowing with shower gels because I just love the scent so much, I can’t help myself! Hashtag. Selfcontrolissues.
Shower jellies are basically soaps in the form of jellies. Like, literally, Jell-O jellies. Globby and wobbly and slippery (and sparkly) jelly.
You can use this by either scooping out the whole thing and rubbing it on your wet body, to which it will lather up, or you can cut it into smaller pieces. I personally just prefer scooping out the whole thing and using it as a bar soap.
What I love most about this is definitely the scent – cherries and coconut. Oh. Yeah. I really can’t describe the scent, you have to smell it for yourselves but it is so divine. It’s the right balance between sweet (from the coconut) and fruity (from the cherries). Oh, and it sparkles. But don’t worry you won’t walk out of the shower like a glitterball, it washes off easily. The sparkles are just there to sparkle up your shower experience. Nice bonus.
Oh and did I mention this bubbles up when lathered on to the skin? It also leaves the skin feeling fresh and smooth. I love, love, LOVE this!
5. Lush H’suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment
This was an old-time favorite which I’ve completely forgotten about. When I saw this on display, I was taken aback when I realized that this was a holy grail of mine years ago and that I’ve completely forgotten about it, it was probably back in my college days around 5 years ago when I last purchased this!
I’m glad I saw this because I know my hair needs this right now!
My hair has thickened a lot ever since I got pregnant, and I ain’t complaining. But it is a bit more difficult to control! I have lots of new baby-hair growing out of my scalp and they’re uncontrollable. My thickened manes have also been tangled up a lot, its texture is somehow a bit harsh (not dry with split ends, but just a bit gritty and not soft and smooth).
This treatment is an all-in-one treatment that moisturizes the hair and scalp, softens, gives shine, maintains hair color and is just loaded with vitamins and nutritious goodies for your scalp and hair.
This has a very strong herbal-tea-like scent, but somehow soothing. I actually enjoy the smell.
To use this, I simply apply this before getting in the shower, so I apply this on dry hair and cover my head with a shower cap. I let the product sit on my hair and scalp for about 10-15 minutes (sometimes even more), then wash it off in the shower and follow up with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
I’ve only used this once ever since I got this, and now I remember why I loved it so much.
6. Lush Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub
Another repurchase, another old flare.
I simply got this because I needed a scrub for my darkened underarms.
Ever since I got pregnant, my underarms have gradually become darker and I’m not sure whether it’s the hormones, or weight gain, or whatever. I just really wanted to address that issue. So I’m glad I spotted this.
The thing I love about this scrub is that once it is rinsed off it actually leaves a soft, moisturizing feel on the skin. Not oily or greasy in any way, but it just feels like the skin is being moisturized after being scrubbed off.
Oh, and the scent? Divine.
7. Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
I totally forgot to include this in the photo because it was already in the shower!
This one isn’t a repurchase but I’ve actually tried this in store a couple of times before but just never really got around to buying it. Never really felt like I needed it.
However, ever since my stretch marks have begun to worsen, I really felt the need to slather on so much more product on them. I just hate seeing those stretch marks, they scare the daylight out of me!
So when I saw this on display I just HAD TO.
This actually eliminates the need to moisturize after showering because this sort of leaves a thin film on the skin after it is rinsed off, but it’s not uncomfortable at all. It actually feels like you have a body lotion on!
What are YOUR favorite Lush products? 🙂 XO