Lush Ultrabland cleanser, Happy Hippy showergel, and Veganese hair conditioner
As a long time fan of the Lush brand I thought it would be nice to post a small haul of some pieces that I picked up recently, inspired and enabled by several bloggers I know who have been posting about Lush products recently, making me want to try them even more!
I had seen my friend Megan post a video of a lush haul in which she spoke about how wonderful the Ultrabland cleanser is. I have been on the look out for a replacement for my cleanse and polish which I adore, but it's always good to try different things and I thought I'd give this a go. I bought the 45g size which is small but a good starter size as I didn't want to invest in the product if I wasn't going to get on with it. I've used it a little and I am already really enjoying it; the thick cream has a very slightly granular texture which helps to sweep off any of the days remaining makeup and soften and calm the skin. I remove it with a hot cloth to leave my skin feeling fresh and clean.
I had also seen a lot of talk about the 'Happy Hippy' shower gels online and I had a sniff of the product in store and it was so delicious I had to buy one. It is grapefruity and zingy, with a clean undertone that isn't too acidic and bubbles up deliciously on a sponge. I have been using an Anatomicals shower gel that I posted about here and whilst I like that one very much, I think the scent of this one just has the edge for me.
Finally, I picked up a hair conditioner. I've long been a fan of the solid shampoo bars; Adrian and I both love them and it was by working my way through the varying fragrances that I discovered 'Karma' which is my most beloved of all the Lush scents (I wear the perfume). I have tried the solid conditioner bar, but it just didn't work for me; my long and very thick hair needs something more substantial to tame it. I was recommended 'Veganese' by the sales assistant in the store, which should detangle and condition my hair without weighing it down with product. On first smelling the product I didn't think I liked it; it has quite a distinctive, almost herby scent to begin with and this gradually fades out to allow a lavender oil to come through; I love the smell of lavender and once I could pick this up, the lemony, seaweed-y scent I had first noticed seemed to blend together a little better. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so and I'll report back!
Lush isn't the cheapest place to buy toiletries but I have to admit I like the fact that I know they aren't crammed full of nasties, plastics and dodgy fake colours and fragrances. I also really appreciate that they don't test their products on animals, something I abhor but I know that a lot of makeup companies do test their products (or elements of those products) on animals, and obviously don't advertise the fact and I am really looking at where I can make changes in my beauty routine to avoid buying into brands whose ethics I know little about. Lush is a good place to begin and I know that they have plenty of other amazing products that I am keen to try out!
Do you shop at Lush? What are your must-buys?