Monday, 28 August 2017

A Mini Lush Haul


If you follow me on Instagram (@rderbyshire93) then you'll have seen that recently, I've decided to go a little more natural with my skincare. Working a busy 9-5 and generally living my life as a 24 year old in London has taken it's toll on my skin - it's been congested, tired, sensitive and reacting to everything I've been trying. 

When my skin gets like this, I often find that the best thing to do is take it back a notch, and stop overloading my skin with products. So, when I was tired and grumpy the other night (struggling to keep my eyes open past 7pm), I placed a mini Lush order to cheer myself up...and then completely forgot about it until I had a delivery man knock on my door. 

So, what did I order? 

The Comforter Bubble Bar

The Comforter is an old favourite of mine, and whenever I place a Lush order I pop another one in my basket. There's just something so comforting about it...clue's in the name! Lush say The Comforter is for those times when you just need to shut yourself off from the outside world (I've been having those feelings a lot lately) and bury yourself in a fruity foam that will put you back in the right frame of mind. This bubble bar will fill your tub with bright pink bubbles and give off the most beautiful scent - Cassis absolute for a lovely berry scent, and bergamot to add an uplifting scent. 

Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

This is a product thats been on my wish list for years, but I've always been a little worried about it, as I do have quite sensitive skin and have heard that the salt in this scrub can be a little harsh. However, I was quite clearly feeling a little free with my funds when I placed this order so just went for it. I opted for the alcohol free version of the scrub in the hope that it'd be a little gentler on my skin, and the self-preserving option as I can never quite manage to finish the little tubs in time. 

This salty scrub contains sea salt to exfoliate, mixed with avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed to keep your skin silky soft. Whats better, sea salt is known for it's antibacterial properties, so it's likely to help keep spots at bay too. The scrub is quite harsh though, so I would recommend going a little gentler with it if you're worried - scrub too hard and you'll be left with a red face! 

Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask

I've been a fan of the Lush Fresh Face Masks for years now, they take me back to the days of girly sleepovers with face masks and cucumbers on our eyes! I normally opt for Catastrophie Cosmetic, but this time decided I needed something stronger to tackle my congested skin. 

Created to tackle troublesome spots, Cosmetic Warrior contains antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic to cleanse the skin, fresh green grapes to cool the skin, and free range eggs and honey to tighten and moisturise the skin. I've used this a handfull of times now, and can definitely say that it works...my skin is 10 times clearer since using this, after the initial 'bringing everything to the surface' phase. The reviews are right though, it does smell funky (as you'd imagine with that list of ingredients!) but it's nothing that I couldn't handle and I don't have the strongest stomach in the world. 

9 to 5 Cleanser

Lush describe this cleanser as good for 'cleansing on the go'...and although I'm not sure I've ever needed to cleanse on the go, it is perfect for the end of a long day. 9 to 5 contains almond oil and dove orchid essence, along with a whole host of other floral essential oils, to cleanse and sooth the skin, leaving your skin feeling fresh and silky soft to touch. 

It's a light cleansing milk, so I find that it doesn't irritate my skin like a lot of foam cleansers...quite the opposite, when I use this my skin feels completely relaxed and refreshed, perfect for jumping straight into bed after a long day. My only regret is that I didn't buy a larger size! 

Bunny Moon Jelly Face Mask 

If I'm honest, I only bought this as I was keen to try out their new jelly face masks, and compare them to my favourite fresh face masks...and it had bunny in the name 🙊. The jelly concept is an interesting one, and takes a little getting used to - you have to break off a part of the mask and then rub it together to create a paste before applying it to your skin. It's not my favourite formula as it can be quite messy, and also quite difficult to get an even spread of product, but something I'm willing to work with. 

Bunny Moon has a blend of honey which acts an an antiseptic, rose oil to help sooth and balance, and camomile and marigold to calm the skin. The mask also contains a dash of vanilla and benzoin resioid to give it a lovely comforting feel. 

Unfortunately, whilst this face mask was okay...it was just okay. Nothing to write home about, and definitely not a replacement for the fresh face masks. It didn't perform any miracles on my skin, and I feel like the 'jelly' concept is a bit of a novelty. 

What are your favourite Lush products? I'm fully back on the Lush bandwagon (just in time for their winter collections!) and would love to stock up on some more fan favourites! 

xo Becky 



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