Once again I was happy to receive a lovely little box from LUSH, this time I was excited to find different Valentine’s Day treats awaiting me. Right away I was overcome by a few different smells. all of them absolutely lovely. I still really appreciate how Lush ships their products, which is great to know if you do order anything online. Everything is packaged safely, and the majority of the packaging is recyclable. Did you know if you bring back 5 empty black Lush pots, to your local store you get a free fresh face mask? Sounds good to me!
So are you looking for something to treat yourself with this Valentine’s Day, or to give as a gift? One of these items may be just right.
Neon Love Soap I have never tried a soap from Lush before, so I was really looking forward to this product. It was made with Valentine’s Day in mind, the little heart that is in the soap gets your attention right away. It is a dark redish-pink on the outside, with a white heart in the centre. The first thing I could smell from this bar of soap was the cinnamon, from the cinnamon leaf oil that is in it. There is a bit of a fruity undertone to the scent of the soap as well, which makes it very refreshing. There are lots of great ingredients in this, and you can tell. It just feels better than any soap I have used before. The one thing I found absolutely perfect about this soap for Valentine’s Day is that when you use it, the bubbles it creates when lathered have a hint of pink! I really liked how my skin felt after using this soap, I find with the usual name brand soaps my skin is left feeling very dehydrated. This has never been an issue with this soap. I am hoping to get myself a few more when this one runs out.
Tender is the Night Another new to me product, a massage bar. Out of all the items this time round, this is my favourite. As soon as I opened the little container, the scent won me over. This is a product with a scent that has been around before, from Valentine’s past, and it has been brought back in a bigger, and better form. The smell is described as a vanilla orchid. I adore the scent, I find it to be very relaxing. The essential oils that are mixed into the powerful little bar are vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute, and ylang ylang oil, there is also shea and murumuru butter mixed in. I use this before bed, and it melts easily to the touch as you glide if over your skin. Make sure to let the butters and oils be soaked into your skin if you are worried about it transferring to any clothing. I find the staying power of the smell from this product to be great. I have received many compliments on my perfume. Several people were surprised to find out I was not wearing any perfume, but had simply used this massage bar the evening before. I also really like the little tin that came with it, to use for storing the massage bar. It will be great to use in the future with other items, or to store odds and ends in.
The Kiss Lip Gloss I was excited to hear that it is free of preservatives, and is also a vegan product. It comes in a little tin that is pocket friendly, and fits just right, but I warn you, your body temperature will make the product melt a little bit. It contains a natural lip plumper, guarana seed powder. While I did not notice my lips looking fuller, I did notice how much more hydrated they felt. The product goes on nice and smooth, and does not feel sticky when on. The pink tint, is extremely subtle so do not be afraid of its appearance, it is a very sheer lip gloss. It has a sweet smell to it, that I cannot put my finger on to what it is exactly. It has found a permanent place in my purse and diaper bag, I am always sure to switch it to whatever I need when I go out. It has become an instant favourite.
Bubblegum Lip Scrub When all these items arrived, my sister was over, and we both made the same comment upon smelling this one “This smells good enough to eat” sure enough on the label of the container it comes in it says to lick of the excess. Why? Because it is sugar! This item is made up of castor sugar, jojoba oil, and of course the flavouring. It tastes more like cotton candy, and reminds me of the Snow Fairy shower gel. You might find yourself licking your lips a bit more after you use this, which is where The Kiss lip gloss will come in handy. With the winter weather we have been having, this has helped with exfoliating my lips and keeping them nice and soft.
Prince Charming Shower Gel You win me over with a name like that, I love a good fairy tale connection. You can smell the pomegranate, and hint of a citrus smell thanks to the grapefruit oil, right away. I do however wish the scent was a bit stronger, but that is a personal preference for me. I also sadly found that the smell from this one, was very short lived after using it. I wish it lingered just a bit longer. The thing I really like about any of the shower gel products from Lush, is how little you need for a good lather. I’d did find that it lathered best with a sponge or shower puff. I’d like to see the label changed on this product with reading the label I expected the scent to be very sweet because of the marshmallow and vanilla pod written on it. These were not the scents that caught my attention, while still lovely, I found the description on the product to be a bit misleading. If you like a subtle citrus scent this one is great. It is only around with their Valentine’s Day line, so it will be disappearing.