When I went to Cape Town earlier this month, I made a quick stop at Lush in the Waterfront (you can read my travel posts here and here). I had a list of things that I wanted, but then I got overwhelmed by the sights and smells and ended up getting more things than I should have. Sound familiar? I think that happens to everyone who goes into Lush! I don't go to Lush very often, I think maybe every six months or so, so if you divide everything I bought by six…that's not a lot of product per month, right?
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
I have heard so many great things about this cuticle butter (and only while typing this do I realise the name rhymes...). It's a thick pale yellow cream, and if I say thick I mean thick! You only need the tiniest amount for your cuticles, and my word, it does work wonders! This is so far the only product I've actually used from my haul (I like to look at and smell my Lush products for weeks before using them. That's normal, right? Right?) and I am converted. It smells of lemons and makes your cuticles (and any other dry areas) smell amazing as well as making them completely soft. R105 is quite a lot for a little tub, but I don't think I'll ever be able to use this up!
Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water
I have no idea why I bought this. Let's just call this my impulse buy, shall we? I was standing in front of the shelf with all the spray bottles and it just felt like I had to pick one. This particular toner contains sea salt, which worries me a bit, but it leaves my skin feeling nice and refreshed and not parched. Apart from sea water, it contains soothing aloe vera, rosemary, and calming rose water, so it shouldn't be drying. Oh, and it's best to spray this on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face as this is one hectic spray nozzle. On first spritz I got a squirt of toner in the face and it's not especially pleasant in winter...
Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
This was the number one product on my list to buy as I heard a lot of beauty bloggers raving about it. For those of you who don't know: this is a shower gel in jelly form. As the label reads: "If a bar of soap and a bottle of shower gel had a steamy affair, this would be the resulting jelly, baby." It smells like super sweet blackcurrant and contains cherries, coconut, jelly, and sparkles. I haven't used it yet as I still get distracted by the smell and the weirdness of it. Also, I haven't decided how to use it, but I think I'll cut it into blocks. Any suggestions?
Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar
This is my only repurchase. The one I have is still in use, but I'm scared that I won't be able to get my hands on another one. This is a massage lotion/oil in solid form and contains a host of amazing oils, with cinnamon leaf oil being the star ingredient. The underside of the massage bar is smooth and you rub that across the skin until it starts to melt. You then turn the bar over and massage the skin with the knobbly side that contains aduki beans. The smell is amazing! It smells of cinnamon and cloves and is the perfect wintery scent.
I also bought a tin to put this in while I finish my other massage bar.
Seanik Solid Shampoo
I have proclaimed my love for the Karma Komba solid shampoo bar here, and I thought I would branch out a little and try something new. There were quite a few shampoo bars I liked, but I decided to try the blue beachy one. It smells a bit like toothpaste, but I really don't mean that in a bad way. It just has a fresh scent but doesn't smell like seawater at all. It contains sea salt, jasmine, mimosa, and orange blossom. It will apparently soften your hair, while adding shine and bounce to it.
The smell of this is absolutely amazing. It smells like raspberry cooldrink meets those little pink musk sweets. I am actually not sure if this is a bath bomb or a bubble bar, but judging by the size of this, I would imagine that you just pop it into the bath in one go. It contains marshmallow herb, cocoa butter, and marigold and apparently turns your bath into a "pink fluffy waterbed of marshmallow and moisturizing cocoa butter".
Another bath product that I can't stop sniffing... This white bath bar contains rose absolute, lemon oil, and orange oil. This is the most amazing scent!
I already have the Comforter bubble bar, so I decided to give the Blue Skies bubble bar a go. This bar contains patchouli and frankincense and smells absolutely amazing. I thought it would smell like a sea breeze (can you detect a sea-theme from this haul?), but it doesn't smell like that at all. Instead it smells almost like the Wiccy Magic Muscles, but without the cinnamon. I can't wait to use this!
And that's it for my splurge-y Lush haul! Have you used any of these products? Which are your favourites? Let me know in the comments section.
Until next time!