Sunday, 12 July 2015

LUSH Haul - July 2015 (Part 1)

Hi Peeps! Guess what??? I went to Lush yesterday.
Total damage? 170. Shhhh...
The last time I went to Lush was sometime in October 2012. Now, that's quite a few years back!
Anyway, let me show you what I've got.

A cleanser with a light exfoliation.
Verdict: I tried this and I must say it feels good. It got rid of my oil without stripping moisture away from my face. ^^
It says this on Lush's website:
A powerful decongestant for your pores, Herbalism is best suited to those who have tried everything under the sun to clear up their oily and blemish prone skin. Fear not! Herbalism’s heroic blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile are here to tame problematic skin. Ground rice bran acts as an effective exfoliant, while kaolin (also known as China clay) reaches deep down into pores to clean out dirt and debris. Use this cleanser in combination with Grease Lightning for balanced, even skin.

Previously, I got myself Angels on Bare Skin and you can read all about it HERE.

I went to the outlet in Wisma and the 1st thing which greets me are their masks & cleansers. 
Initially, I wanted to go get a body lotion but I couldn't get my brain to focus that day. Ha ha...
Getting a Body Lotion alone? FAIL!

I was being assisted by a SA named Felicia. She had on Mask of Magnaminty at that point in time.
Hence, I inquired about it.
It says this on Lush's website:
A multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin - now in a self-preserving formula. Easily smoothed over the skin anywhere you like, this mask is made with peppermint oil to stimulate, marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate as you remove it. There’s also mineral rich kaolin to nourish, antibacterial honey, and peppermint oil to stimulate the blood cells just under the surface of your skin to leave it looking bright and refreshed. 

I do like the peppermint. Hence why I got it.
I've not tried it though...

Tea Tree Water a.k.a. Toner Water
Very refreshing...
Verdict: Nothing special but since it has quite a number of good ingredients such as Grapefruit Water, Juniperberry Water & Limonene, I figured I'm going to buy another when I run out.
Says this on Lush's website:
Suffering from spots, blackheads or excess oil? Don’t fret! And most importantly, don’t use a toner laden with skin irritating alcohol. Blemish-prone skin if often more sensitive than we like to give it credit for. Treating breakouts with alcohol can actually further the problem! Our suggestion? Gently, but effectively, treat your skin with Tea Tree Water. The antiseptic tea tree oil clears out blemish causing bacteria, while grapefruit and juniper water balance oil production. Spritz your face with Tea Tree water throughout the day to refresh and keep oil under control. See? Things are look...

I saw this on YouTube videos and I badly want to try this!
Verdict: Strawberry doesn't smell that strong. Does a good job at shaving. I'm not sure if I should credit this for my smooth legs after shaving.
Says this on Lush's website:
When you’ve had enough of the rough stuff, there’s D’Fluff! This fluffy, sweet shaving soap will have you dreaming of Strawberry Fluff sandwiches while you shave. It’s packed full of effective ingredients: fresh strawberries, egg whites and golden syrup, all whisked together with rosehip oil, coconut oil and maple sugar to create a light, marshmallowy texture that will leave your skin silky smooth. Plus, Fair Trade cocoa butter leaves skin moisturized and helps keep post-shave redness to a minimum.

Massage Bar
Clearly, I've forgotten what the name was, there wasn't a label and I've thrown the receipt away!
Some cherry blossom design on it. You can't miss it. 
Yet to try it. Going to do so tonight! ^^
I bought the tin which cost slightly more than 10 bucks.

I then went to the soap bar section.

Sultana of Soap
Got this as I wanted something moisturizing.
Feels and smells lovely in the shower. Hmmm... LOVE the fruits on it! Dried apricots, dried currants, dried cranberries, bergamot oil etc. Yummy...
Says this on Lush's website:
Revel in Sultana’s majesty, and have a wash with the royalty of soaps. It looks like a fancy Italian dessert; a giant nougat cake topped with succulent currants and apricots. Smooth a slice of our soft decadent soap all over your body for a creamy lather and the most dazzling bergamot and olibanum scent. Your skin will be delighted and you’ll be left softer and smelling like a fancy candy shop with a touch of fruity sweetness. If you weren’t invited to the wedding, at least you can brush shoulders with royalty in the shower.

Love citrus smells? You'll love this! Bet this will smell GREAT in the shower! Can't wait to finish my Sultana of Soap. In fact, can't wait to finish EVERYTHING! Ha ha...
Some of its ingredients are rapeseed oil, coconut oil & lemon oil.
Says this on Lush's website:
When LUSH gets lemons, we make our simple, but beautifully effective mind-clearing lemon soap! A customer and inventor favorite for years, the palm-free soap base and lemon oil are perfect for cleaning and toning the skin. Lemon juice is a natural astringent, perfect for oily skin and to balance skin’s moisture; no more troubled skin! Named for creative types, the bright, uplifting citrus scent is meant to stimulate creative streaks. It certainly helped us create this sudsing masterpiece.

More products which I would like to try but with its hefty price, I couldn't pluck enough courage to do it. Hence, I asked for samples! Totally no shame about it since I'm a genuine buyer! If it's really good, I'll definitely buy it! =)

Vanishing Cream and Enzymion are 2 moisturizers Felicia recommended for my oily complexion.
I tried Vanishing Cream last night and I must say I wasn't impressed.
I found out it's best for people with dry skin though it can work for oily skin if used lightly.
After an hour or more from application, my face starts to oiled up. Meh...

I'm excited to give Enzymion a go though. I found out this moisturizer is good for oily skin! ^^

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. It's a body conditioner which you can use in the shower. Talk about convenience! After showering, take some and spread it on your body. Leave it on for a min or 2 before rinsing off. I spread them on my legs.
As much as I would like to love this product, I really can't. Why?
I applied it and it has a waxy feel to it which irritates me to the max! It left anything I touch waxy! Even the floor of my shower! I hate it! I did use Sultana of Soap and go through another round of cleaning. The after effect of Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is beyond imagination!

Let me explain further. 
I showered with Sultana of Soap.
I used D'Fluff for shaving.
I applied Ro's Argan.
I showered again with Sultana of Soap.
Got out and dry myself.

My legs felt really smooth! I love Ro's Argan for that but I really cannot bring myself past the waxy feel. I would usually have flaky skin around my knee area especially after shaving. This time round, there's hardly any flakes! Went for a swim and still no flakes! Still felt just as smooth the next morning! I am impressed but no thanks! I shall continue my search for products giving me almost the same result without the wax.

I'm going to drop by Lush again later today. It turns out I forgot to pick up a Body Lotion which was the main reason why I even stepped into Lush! Ha ha... Too many distractions. I also thought of getting some samples of Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie & Dreamwash Shower Smoothie. Either of these might be my answer for smoother skin without the was. ^^
I also intend to give Big Shampoo a try. Hmmm...

Hope you enjoy this post!
Can't bring yourself to read all these? Watch it instead!

Have a great Sunday!!!

Dreamy C

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