In about Mid-June, I fancied a change in my beauty regime and the products I was using, annoyed at the amount of plastic involved. I thought it would be good to support my local LUSH shop which smells incredible everytime I walk past it! It smells lush…
Dangerously, I got carried away!
Here is a mini haul of the things I got, along with a rating up to 10 – I find this is a better indicator compared to a scale of 5, along with my experience and comments. Will I splurge again?
Skincare + Bodycare
Love this, smells amazing and goes onto the skin pretty smoothly, melting in your hands. Sad thing is, my skin feels a tad tight the following morning, but it feels a little more rejuvenated – maybe it has literally absorbed all of
Goddess Soap £8
A decent shower bar, smells great, but not so great if it slips out of your hands! I won’t lie, I was pretty disappointed that within a month, it has almost finished. With bottled products and a fraction of the price, I can easily make it last at least 2-3 months…
Hmm, a clean and warm scent thanks to the lemon and cocoa extracts, yet my skin felt a bit rubbery when I came out of the shower. Anyone else experienced this? It feels rather milky rubbing it on when in the shower, where I would recommend using it every other day or more!
One of the few things I fortunately liked! I have combination to oily hair and my L’Oréal Extraordinary Clay favourite seems to be discontinued by some shops, so I’m taking action! It smells heavenly, lasts a while and actually helps reduce the oiliness in my scalp – even over the following days! Not a full 10 as my L’Oréal can never be beaten…
Big Pressed Conditioner £8.50
Honestly, I can’t believe how disappointed I was by this. My experience makes it seem ludicrously expensive for what it is: it has a 1 purely for the delicious fresh and coconut scent. Other than that, I was not impressed. The product needs warming either between the hands or in the bottom of the shower: as I was trying to massage it to get a creamy consistency, it took ages to get even a smidge. I would either be wasting shower water, or get cold if I turned it off and stood massaging this bar. Grr.
Charity Pot Coin – Paw £1
I couldn’t resist picking this up when I got to the checkout. The £1 goes to charity, plus it is a great moisturiser. My hands weren’t left feeling too oily, which some moisturisers are guilty of doing.
Square Tin £2.95 each
I bought 2. Great for almost all loose LUSH products
Shampoo tin £2.50 each
Advertised as a shampoo tin which doesn’t actually fit their shampoo bars… They do, however, have a cork product holder for treble the price.
Overall, I won’t lie, after only a month I am pretty disappointed that some of the products have almost finished for almost £50. It’s a shame as I want to do my part and cut down on plastic, but saving money is a better incentive. In line with this, I have signed up for WWF where I donate £5 a month. Better to see my money doing some good.