LUSH Haul & mini reviews

Sunday, 8 July 2012


I went into LUSH earlier today armed with some gift vouchers that I received for my birthday last month, and came out with all of these goodies.  I'm on a bit of a self-imposed bath and shower products spending ban at the moment, so no brightly coloured bath bombs this time around.  Instead I decided to stock up on some old favourites of mine:-

King Of The Skin
LUSH do some wonderful products that have no packaging and instead come in solid form.  King Of The Skin is one of those and it's a solid body butter.  It's packed with skin softening ingredients such as cocoa butter, almond oil, shea butter, organic jojoba oil and extra virgin coconut oil and has a subtle comforting scent.  You rub it over wet skin and then rinse off (I do this in the shower right before I'm about to get out), and it leaves my skin wonderfully soft.  The only downside to KOTS is that it melts very easily so it doesn't last very long, but I like to pick one up every now again for guaranteed soft skin.  

 Dream Cream
I am rarely without a tub of this because it's just so good for eczema and dry skin.  I ran out a few months ago and have been using other products such as Barefoot Botanicals SOS Daily Rich Body Lotion, and whilst the Barefoot one is amazing, I have missed using Dream Cream.  It's gentle and soothing, but also feels quite light making it ideal to use in summer.

Buffy
Buffy is one of those cult LUSH products that everyone should try out at least once.  It's a fantastic solid exfoliating body butter made with ingredients such as shea butter, ground aduki beans, cocoa butter and ground rice. Use it away from the shower stream, rub it over any areas that you want to exfoliate and then rinse off.  It does leave a slightly greasy residue on the skin due to the amount of butters in it, but I find it absorbs well after 10-15 minutes and my skin is left feeling very moisturised.

Therapy 
 LUSH have a wide range of massage bars to suit a variety of tastes and one of my all time favourites is called Therapy.  Like KOTS and Buffy, it's made with shea and cocoa butter to leave your skin nice and soft.  In addition to these, it also has three essential oils; Lavender to calm and relax, plus Neroli and Orange to lift your mood.  I find this great to use when I'm feeling stressed and I use it as an all over solid body moisturiser after I've showered.

Catastrophe Cosmetic
I took back five empty black LUSH pots and exchanged them for a free Fresh Face Mask.  I decided to pick Catastrophe Cosmetic as my skin has been feeling a bit stressed out lately and this sounds like it'll be perfect for making it soothed and happy again.  Will post a separate review of this soon.

Karma Kream
My friend who I went shopping with suggested I try this out, so I asked the SA for a sample.  Karma is a love/hate scent for most people.  I'm leaning towards liking it from what I've tried on my hands, but it might be a little too sickly sweet to use all over the body.


For anyone who is interested in how I store the solid products from LUSH, l I just use their own brand of storage tins and have done for a few years now.  They do the job and are easy to clean!

I completely forgot to pick up a bottle of the No Drought Dry Shampoo which I've heard a lot of people raving about recently, so that'll be one to get next time!  I'm also very intrigued in the new Emotional Brilliance make-up range LUSH are coming out with at the end of the month.

Have you tried any of these?  What was the last product you bought from LUSH? 

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40 comments

  1. Looking forward to hearing your views on that mask - torn between that one and Oatifix!
    Not a fan of the scent of karma kream but the karma bubble bar is actually really nice :) think you're right about it being too much for all over the body, but my mum loves it and has the perfume too! xxx

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    1. I think I'll have a little pamper sess and try it tonight! I have tried Oatifix in the past and really like that :)
      I like the Karma Bubble Bar too, more so than Karma Kream at the moment I think! It's alright as a hand cream, but I can't see myself buying a full size pot of it. My friend is obssessed with the scent though! x

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  2. hells yeah! i love seeing lush hauls! i love everything about lush. i wish i could just camp out in there for the rest of my life and i would be totally content. actually, i'm wearing catastrophe cosmetic (which is see you picked up!) as i write this -- that kind of ironic :)
    hope all is well my dear!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha me too! Cool, I'm really looking forward to trying it out! :) x

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  3. I can't get enough of Lush! I recently picked up Love Lettuce face mask, Marilyn hair treatment for blondes! and Angels on Bare Skin. Lovely haul! x

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    1. Really like Love Lettuce, such a nice mask! Will definitely be trying AOBS when I've finished up some cleansers :) x

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  4. Thanks for the reviews! I've been intrigued by Lush but just haven't bit the bullet in buying any of their products. I want to try their face masks but they're quite expensive here in Australia. xx

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    1. Yeah LUSH does seem to be really pricey outside of the UK, I often hear that American bloggers buy from the UK site and get it shipped over because it's cheaper than buying it direct in the US, bit crazy! Does Australia LUSH have the recycling scheme for free face masks? xx

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  5. Looking forward to a post about Catastrophic Cosmetic Face Mask. Great post, your pictures always look amazing! :)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks Veronica! I can't wait to try out the CC mask :) xx

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  6. Love lush hauls :) I love Buffy and Dream cream! xx

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  7. Lush are going back to makeup hey? Good know, we'll see if it's worth shelling out for compared to other similarly priced products! xo

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    1. Yep! I'm interested in that too, they seem to have quite a bizarre concept going on with it that seems a little gimmicky but I want to see if the products are any good! xx

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  8. Great Products ,love the Dream cream :)

    xoxo

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    1. Me too, can't get enough of it :) xx

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  9. I love Buffy! i always have one on hand. That face mask sounds great-can hardly wait for your review on that!

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    1. It's great isn't it?! Going to give the face mask a go later, can't wait to try it! x

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  10. Great post i wish i had a close by lush

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  11. I LOVE LUSH!! I think their products are simply amazing. I love the dream cream, the lemon flutter and I had a wonderful make up remover but cant remember the name now :( we dont have lush in Cyprus(boooo) so every time I am back in London I line the bottom of my suitcase with their little black tubs!

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    1. Don't blame you, I'd do the same! I'm using up a tub of Lemony Flutter at the moment and have had it for ages, lasts such a long time. Was the make-up remover Ultrabland or 9-5? Have tried both of those and they worked really well :) x

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  12. I was just saying earlier today that I want o try more from Lush... I hae only tred bath products so far... Adding the king of the skin to the list!! Xx

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  13. I've only tried a few Lush products but I love them! The last thing I got was Angels On Bare Skin, which one of the best cleansers ever! I really want to try the Therapy massage bar and Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, which sounds amazing! xx

    labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ro's Argan smells incredible, I'd certainly be buying huge pots of that if it wasn't so expensive! I really must try AOBS next :) xx

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  14. Nice haul. Will look forward to your reviews x

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  15. I'm planning on buying Catastrophe Cosmetic tomorrow :) x

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    1. It's a lovely mask, you won't be disappointed :) x

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  16. I love Catastrophe Cosmetic :) I haven't tried any of the other products here, I hope you'll do reviews! xo

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  17. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!
    I really want to try Catastrophe Cosmetic!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've only bought one thing from LUSH and that was years ago...Will have to have a good look around next time! These all look lovely :-) xxx

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    1. I'm always surprised by how many new products they have in LUSH whenever I go in, well worth have a second look in store :) xxx

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  19. I really want to try out the 'buffy', and i just discovered that there is a Sephora in mexico so will go see if they have it! whoop

    xx Paola

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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    1. Buffy is fantastic, hope you like it! :) xx

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  20. I have buffy and love it!! I LOVE Lush, I'm currently using Full of Grace facial serum which smells amazing! It's great for a night time treatment. I also have BIG shampoo to try and Sultana soap! I want to try their colour supplement. xx

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    1. Buffy is fab isn't it?! I really want to try their serum bars and their make-up xx

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