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! 

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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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Lush Lots of Love Valentine's Day Gift Set ♥

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I'm always a fan of Lush's seasonal collections, and this gift set for Valentine's Day is jam packed with some great bath & shower goodies. Currently sold out online, I think this gift is a perfect way to gift some relaxation to those you love (including yourself, hehe!) 

Three of the products in this set are limited edition, and are marked with "LE" below. I think this is the perfect kit to get your hands on some Lush bestsellers, or even as an introduction to the line. However, picky noses beware - there is quite a bit of sweetness in most of these scents. 

*PR Sample

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Close to You Massage Bar (LE)
This smooshable massage bar is a sweetly scented confection that can be smushed and used in one all over massage. While you don't have to use it all at once, be warned that this little guy melts to heat pretty well. Lovers of Rock Star Soap and Creamy Candy Bubble Bar will recognize this vanilla candy like scent. Who can go wrong with a massage bar full of shea butter that smells like candy? 

Prince Charming (LE) 
This creamy shower gel smells like a fruity marshmallow! Not my typical scent, but I think the grapefruit oil and pomegranate juice really brighten the scent and make for a cheerful shower. If there were such a thing as a pomegranate Peep, I think this guy would be it! 

Neon Love Soap (LE)
Neon Love is a bright moisturizing soap shaped like a heart in this kit. (Outside of this kit, white hearts make this soap just as cute!) One of the more moisturizing Lush soaps I've tried, this one doesn't lather up a ton and smells quite nice. Vaguely reminiscent of Lush's popular Rose Jam scent, this soap has a hint of citrus thanks to bergamot and a little something from rosewood and spicy cinnamon oil. To me, it is a brighter, fresher version of the Rose Jam scent! 

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Long time readers may know my love for Ro's Argan. While the rosy sweet scent may not be for everyone, this body conditioner really works. Slather it on before you get out of the shower, and rinse it off (or not!), and your skin will be protected from most of the winter skin conditions out there. "Rose Jam" scent lives in the bubbleroon of the same name as well as a previously released limited edition shower gel and fragrance. Check out my original review of Ro's Argan here.

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Sex Bomb
I started my Lush adventures with bath bombs, and this too pretty to use option was one that I really fell in love with a few years back. This gorgeous bath bomb tints your bath with pinks and purples, while the luxurious scent is just so good. Filled with jasmine, ylang ylang, and sage, I never thought I'd like it until I first sniffed it and have always enjoyed it since. No wonder it is a Lush bestseller!

Chou Chou... I Love You Toothy Tabs
These little solid toothpaste tabs are seriously brilliant - preservative free and vegan, they really make my teeth feel clean unlike some of my other experiments with natural toothpastes. These toothy tabs are so compact and easy to use, and I was happily surprised at how fresh my mouth feels - just break up a tab in your mouth, wet your toothbrush and go! This particular flavor almost reminds me of Pez candy, and perhaps that is due to the lemon oil, but it is also mixed in with a bit of rose! Lush's website states that these toothy tabs will leave your breath smelling of Rose Jam, which sounded a bit scary to me, but overall I found there was very little aftertaste. Woohoo!

Rose Jam Bubbleroon
I've already talked about the Rose Jam scent enough today, so I won't bore you with the details. Twist apart this bubbleroon for use in two moisturizing baths - the key for maximum bubbles is to hold these guys under running water! Then it is time to soak in a rosy sweet bath full of bubbles... 

All in all, I think the Lush Lots of Love Gift is an amazing way to try a lot of Lush products all at once! It retails for $52.05 and may still be available in stores. Will you be picking it up for yourself or a loved one? I'd love to know! :)

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Travel Light with Lush Solid Perfumes!

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I love the idea of solid perfumes (easy to travel with and apply on the go) so I was quite excited to try a few from Lush Cosmetics. 

*PR Samples

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Breath of God, $9.95
Main notes:  Neroli, lemon, melon, jasmine, rose, vetivert, sandalwood, cedarwood, amber & musk
Of the three scents, this one is my favorite, and I think the neroli, lemon and fresh woods really contribute to that. Warm up a bit of this scent on the skin, and I love how fresh and almost nutty it is on me and Mr. Bunny. :) It is fresh and spicy all at once! So good!

1000 Kisses, $13.95
Main Notes: Mandarin, osmanthus, labdanum, myrrh and musk
1000 Kisses is probably the most feminine of the trio, and I like how it is fruity, powdery, and spicy all at once. Words fail me to describe this scent, but I think it is really interesting and different. It isn't a "me" scent, but I think it could be a good one on someone else! 

The Smell of Weather Turning, $15.95
Main Notes: Oakwood, hay, beeswax, nettle, English peppermint, mint and Roman chamomile
I definitely think this scent smells just like the notes in it - I love the mint, and while my nose is so not good at discerning scents, I think this is such a great combination to create a warm musky but minty fresh scent. I love this one on Mr. Bunny and don't mind it on me! Actually, I think this one would make a perfect invigorating massage bar!  

In terms of the packaging, I just have to note that the top twists off and the product isn't a twist up tube but rather more like a push pop! I was a bit confused at first, but I just have to keep reminding myself to twist the cap and not push out too much!

All in all,  I think these Lush perfumes are totally worth checking out even if I am picky about perfume on me,. A number of the solid perfumes (and many of their products in general!) are vegan, and they are overall full of natural ingredients. Plus, they are super affordable, so you can't beat that! 

What do you think about these Lush solid perfumes? Have you tried any?? What are your favorite solid perfumes? 

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Fight Winter Skin with Lush Celebrate

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In the winter, my skin tends to get dry and itchy, and I was really excited when Lush sent me their Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion.

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Filled with almond and coconut oil to hydrate the skin, this soft non-greasy lotion really helps to sooth the skin. I think it works just as well as my regular go-to, or maybe even a little better! :) 

My favorite part is probably the citrus scent and the overall texture of the cream. According to Lush's website, it has the same scent as Golden Wonder, which is one of my favorite Lush items. I think it will even work well on eczema prone skin, though I don't have eczema and Mr. Bunny hasn't had a bout of it yet this season. (Phew!)

Lush Celebrate is limited edition for the holidays, so be sure to pick up a jar if you're interested in it! I hope they make it a permanent addition to their lineup, cause I know this is definitely one of my top Lush products! :)

What do you think of Lush Celebrate? Is this something you want to try? I'd love to know what your winter skin must haves are? 

Product provided for review.

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More Lush Holiday Bath Treats

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This year, I think Lush has some really adorable stuff out for the holidays. (Check my post on some bath bombs here and the Rosy Christmas set here.) Here's a peek at some of the other bathtime treats that are out this season! 

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The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar, $7.45
This limited edition cutie may just be the highlight of the collection. (Though there are too many good things to choose from!) Crumble off a chunk under running water, and you'll have lightly citrus bubbles to spruce up your bath! I think I have to pick up another before they're all gone - or maybe two, so I can stare at its cuteness after the holidays! 

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Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt, $8.45
This bath melt was originally released for Halloween last year, but I've included it because it is such a great little burst of hydration for winter skin. Swirl this around your bath, and you'll get to soak in a silky tub full of the scent of oats and lavender. The cocoa butter and walnut oil help make your skin nice and soft, and there's even a bit of sandalwood and rose scent in there. This bath melt lasts for 2-3 baths - just be sure to let this reusable melt dry out between uses - and you can use the remnants as a body scrub when you're done! 

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Secret Santa Bath Bomb, $9.95
This bath bomb is MASSIVE, and can be broken up into a 2-3 baths. I love the light citrus scent, which reminds me a bit of Avobath and just the classic Lush scent in general. Plus, once you get to the center of the bomb, more colors and fun emerge!

Have you tried any of these Lush goodies? What did you think of them? I'd love to know!

Products mentioned were provided for review.

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