In the last month and a half I’ve made 2 trips to LUSH Rosebank and as usual, I go crazy with all the new goodies and amazingness on the shelves. It’s an experience like no other. I’m not sensitive to certain smells so it’s a scent explosion when I walk through the LUSH store. I thought I’d share my haul and some faves because some of the products have been repurchases. Honestly, with most of the LUSH products I buy, I split them into quarters so they last longer and it’s easier to store. I only get to use a quarter of each item because my kids love LUSH baths and I’m inclined to give them an enjoyable and relaxing bath before bedtime. That way it’s lights out as soon as their head hits the pillow. Yep, LUSH has a been an integral part of my awesome mamahood.
The first time I went was around Easter so a lot of the products are limited edition and they were so cute for the kiddies I couldn’t resist. Let’s get on to it so I can show you.
Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb – R49.50
The candy floss scent drew me to this as well as the pretty pink egg. The base ingredient is synthetic musk but I haven’t tried it as yet. As far as I know this was part of the Easter collection although I see they still have some available online.
Which Came First Bath Bomb – R95
This large bath bomb is meant to be cracked in half. As usual, I broke a bath bomb during transit and I’m not sorry about it. It contains a mini egg inside to showcase the ‘which came first, chicken or the egg’ concept and it turns the water a pale pink colour. The scent is also quite musky with a hint of vanilla and a twist of citrus. Some of the ingredients are sweet orange and grapefruit. It was an amazing bath and I’m so sad that it was limited edition.
Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bar – R120
I mean c’mon, how cute are these. I picked these up specifically for the kids and they ended up using all three in the same bath as they couldn’t decide on just one colour to put in. The bubble bars create a lot of bubbles (duh!) so I had myself quite some fun cleaning up afterwards. They have notes of buchu, lemon and grapefruit which is a great perk me up for when you’re feeling weary.
Humpty Dumpty Bath Bomb – R95
Probably another one of the hugest bath bombs I’ve ever come across, this gigantor is meant to be used in three parts. Humpty Dumpty cracks into two halves for separate baths, leaving behind a fried egg inside to be used a third time. The scent is reminiscent of the ‘Honey I Washed the Kids’ range. A mixture of orange and toffee caramel to create a sickly sweet yet playful scent.
Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt – R75
One of thee most gorgeous LUSH products I have ever seen. A combo of both bath bomb and bath melt. The exterior is a rich, creamy, layer of cocoa butter that is divinely scented and deeply moisturising. Encapsulated inside is a honey-toffee-vanilla bath bomb similar to Honey I Washed the Kids scent. It fizzes a lot slower than the usual bath bombs so you can enjoy the fizzing sensation for a little while longer. The gold glittery egg is very messy to say the least, just touching it caused glitter fallout everywhere. When I got out of the bath, I was glad the glitter particles didn’t stick to my skin as I thought it would. My skin was soft and nourished and it left behind a subtle sweet scent which lasted a few hours. The bath on the other hand was a hot mess and a pain to clean #justsaying!
The Experimenter Bath Bomb – R69.50
Described as the ‘bath time motion picture’, the hexagonal prism sports a fun combination of bright pink, blue, purple, white and gold. I haven’t used it yet but one of the base ingredients is vetivert oil which gives of a earthy and spicy aroma mixed in with some vanilla. The part I’m most excited about is the poppy candy contained in it as well.
Intergalactic Bath Bomb – R69.50
Another bath bomb that contains popping candy, this is meant to take you into deep space and through the milky way with the scent of peppermint, vetivert and cedarwood. The neon colours send your mood rocketing through a constellation of vibrant lustre vortexes.
Rainbow FUN – R135
LUSH describes this brilliant invention as ‘a four-in-one phenomenon combining soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and malleable toy into a single roll’. Each of the seven colour of this rainbow can be broken off separately so I’ve been portioning them for bath time. Each colour has a different scent ‘cheery lime and grapefruit oils are bursting from your palm, Fair Trade vanilla sweetens and chamomile adds calm’. Some are reminiscent of sweets and cakes from my childhood. It creates lots of bubbles and leaves skin feeling soft and moisturised. The kids absolutely love it.
NEW Solid Shampoo Bar – R115
I’m not sure why they didn’t come up with a funkier name for this product but eh, it is what it is. This shampoo bar contains cinnamon and has quite a strong scent to it. This purchase was sparked by the fact that my daughters hair is not growing fast enough and someone mentioned I should get a treated shampoo. Where do you find things like that for 2 year olds? So I figured I’d ask at LUSH and the lady advised me to try this shampoo. She guaranteed it was safe for kids and I’ve used for the last two weeks on both my kids with no complaints of burning eyes or anything. I think it’s still a bit too soon for any noticeable difference but if it works I’ll be sure to let you guys know. The LUSH website states ‘Stimulating spice shampoo bar for tired scalps suffering from hormonal hair loss. In times of stress and hormonal change, like pregnancy and after giving birth, your hair can start to fall out. Fortunately, this is usually temporary, but it’s a distressing thing to happen. The New Shampoo Bar is for those times. We make it with bay, clove and cinnamon essential oils to stimulate the scalp. Calming nettle, peppermint and rosemary add shine and soften the hair”. I think I’ll start using this too as soon as I run out of my current shampoo cos I also suffer from terrible hair loss/fallout. Any remedies please?
Trichomania Solid Shampoo – R95
A moisturising, creamy coconut shampoo to strengthen and soften the hair from root to tip. This purchase on the other hand was to give it a try as a makeup brush cleaner. I recently repurchased the MAC brush cleaner which is great for getting out all the gunk and product from my brushes but I find it doesn’t condition well. I double clean my makeup brushes and usually finish off with the BlenderCleanser gel but it’s almost finish and I thought I’d switch it up a bit trying out a LUSH product. I’ll let you know how that works out too.
Angels on Bare Skin – R165
This product came as a recommendation from fellow beauty blogger Alice and I’m absolutely in love. After I completed my Roaccutane course I was still getting breakouts ever so often. This cleanser contains rose and lavender which soothes the breakouts, gently exfoliates and makes the skin brighter. It’s more of a paste than the regular kind of cleanser I’m used to. It contains herbs and ground almonds with clay to control oil production. It is great for all skin types and can help whether you have dry or oily skin. I’m on my second tub at the moment because I use it on my neck and chest as well and my skin is just getting better and better.
Cup O’Coffee Face Mask – R160
I received a few sample jars of this face mask to try out and I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I use it twice a week and I find the granules are a bit abrasive which leaves my skin little bit red afterwards but the scent is so divine and I’ve heard it’s supposed to inject life into dull complexions. I’m going to continue using it and see if it makes a difference or just smells good.
As you can see I’m a huge LUSH fan and I love trying out their new, fun and innovative products. Which are some of your faves you’d recommend?