Sweeten Your Skin with Lush Brazened Honey

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A few months back, I was totally loving Lush's Catastrophe Cosmetic (review), and when I finished that mask, I knew I had to try another. It was hard to choose, but I thought Brazened Honey would be a great choice to try! 

lush brazened honey fresh face mask review

For fans of Lush, this mask has a honey-floral scent that is vaguely reminiscent of one of their other products. I can't recall which - perhaps the Fair Trade Honey Shampoo? The mask's texture is a bit crumbly, and as it dries down, it definitely hardens like a conventional clay mask. 

Though it is meant for oily and congested skin, this seems to really cleanse the skin in a gentle way. My skin is normal, though perhaps very slightly dehydrated, and I did not feel dry or stripped at all from using this. As you rinse off the mask, it really helps to exfoliate too! 

I am getting pretty close to having another 5 Lush pots to trade in for a mask, and I think I will try Oatifix next! What do you think of Lush's Fresh Face Masks? Do you have a favorite that I should try? I'd love to know! 

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Blueberries for Your Face: Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic

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We all know that blueberries are good for you, but Lush Cosmetics has now taught me that blueberries are good for my face too!

I've been meaning to properly try out the face masks from Lush for a while, so I recently traded in 5 of my empty Lush pots for their Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask. 

lush catastrophe cosmetic face mask review

Meant to soothe the skin, this creamy mask contains the previously mentioned blueberries as well as chamomile and calamine. I love the almost whipped texture of this mask, which also smells lightly of blueberries. It is easy to wash off, and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking even toned. It doesn't feel drying either, and is meant for all skin types. 

My fiance and his mom also tried this mask, and both of them enjoyed it as well. I do have to say that I saw remarkable results when my fiance applied this mask after shaving in lieu of aftershave. No redness or post-shave irritation to be seen, and everyone reported less redness overall! 

For those new to Lush, their face masks are freshly made in stores and as a result are not available online. They retail for $6.95, though you can trade in 5 empty Lush pots for a face mask in store. It is also important to note that these masks need to be refrigerated and expire within a few weeks of your purchase, so be sure to plan ahead. 

I definitely plan to get this mask again and look forward to trying other masks from Lush. Have you tried any of Lush's Fresh Face Masks? Do you have a favorite mask that I should try? I'd love to know! 

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Lush Perfumes: Imogen Rose, Orange Blossom & B Scent

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In my obsession with Lush Cosmetics shower and bath products, I always forget that they have plenty of other goodies in their collection. Last fall, I decided that I had to explore their skincare and perfumes, and Lush kindly sent me a small collection of travel friendly perfumes! 

In general, I found that these perfumes need a few minutes to develop into their real scents. I love how they come in a variety of sizes so you can have as much or as little perfume as you want - $15.95 for this .3oz travel size or a sample vial .07oz for $1.95! Or, if you really love a scent, you can grab an ounce for $42.95. 

*PR Sample

lush imogen rose perfume review, lush orange blossom perfume review

Imogen Rose is intended to be the purest of roses. On my skin, it is a mix of rose and powder, being very powder at first and developing into something more floral after an hour or so. I love that it doesn't smell like your typical rose scent, but it is a bit too powdery for my preferences. 
Main notes: Rose absolute, orris root, vetivert, tonka, and bergamot.

Orange Blossom is a scent I always want to try - this one is quite fresh, actually. Initially, it is a bit soapy and reminds me of classic Lush bath product scents. Then, as the fragrance develops on my skin, the neroli emerges. I've always been a fan of neroli, and after an hour or so on the skin, Lush Orange Blossom starts to remind me of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. My nose is not that good, but for me, it is a passable replacement for Neroli Portofino given that it is much more affordable. Yay! Lush’s website says it was originally made for a candle, and I think I would actually love that! 
Main notes: Orange blossom, neroli, rosewood, ylang ylang, sandalwood and beeswax.

lush b scent review

B Scent is my favorite of the bunch, being quite citrusy at first and mellowing out with the sandalwood and rose. I didn't expect to like citrus mixed with lavender and fennel, but I'm quite impressed by the unique combination of notes. I can't explain it at all! 
Main notes: Lemon, bergamot, fennel, lavender, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, sandalwood and musk.

All in all, I enjoyed experiencing these Lush perfumes. I've also reviewed a few solid perfumes here and I believe some of those scents come in spray form as well. Have you tried any perfumes from Lush? Do any of these sound interesting to you? I'd love to know! 

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Winter Skin Saviors: Lush Celestial Moisturizer

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I haven't explored much of Lush's skincare range, but one of my favorite things is their Celestial Facial Moisturizer. Much loved by my friends Marianna and Gummy, I was excited to finally try it these last few months. 

*PR Sample

Lush Celestial Moisturizer Review

Scented of almonds and vanilla, this cream has a lovely texture. I find it to be thick, yet somehow light when it is applied to the skin. Intended for extremely dry or sensitive skin, Celestial is very moisturizing. I found it to be just a smidgen less moisturizing than my Dr. Ci:Labo moisturizer in these extremely cold temperatures we've been having, but in the fall I found them equally as moisturizing. I'm not sure anything can beat this cold, so I'm not worried! I also really like how this layers well with face oils. 

All in all, I'm a fan of this affordable moisturizer from Lush. Have you tried it? I'd love to know! :)

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