Lush Mini Haul & Empties!

Hey Guys, hope you are all well!

Yesterday I did a little bit of Spring shopping, I Had to go to Lush as I had officially used up all of my Lush stock! I didn’t go too mad but I picked up a few essentials, here’s what I got:

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Ultrabland is my go to cleanser I go through it like water, it’s amazing at removing makeup and clearing skin, I’ve raved about it loads before but seriously you need to try it!

I picked up the Yummy Mummy shower gel from the Mothers Day collection, which sadly isn’t being restocked after this week. I’ve tried the Yummy Mummy Shower Conditioner and loved it, the scent is a mixture of orange and lavender!

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The other two items are for my little boy Olly as I don’t like to use anything in his baths apart from Lush. Everything else dries his skin out plus he smells divine afterwards!

I got him the pink Fun bar, which smells like a candy store and the Comforter Bubble Bar, which smells like Ribena! With these you pull a little bit off at a time and crumble under warm running water to create bubbles. This way they last quite a while, I also wash his hair with whatever shower gel I’m using as they double as shampoos.

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On to the Empties!

This is proof just how long the Lush shower gels last as we have just finished a medium sized bottle of Snow Fairy! Which if you didn’t know comes from the Christmas collection. My boyfriend is obsessed with the Dirty range in Lush which has a manly minty scent. Around Valentines Day I picked up the Prince Charming shower gel to try which I loved, which smells like marshmallow and pomegranate. I’ve also gone through two tubs of Ultrabland (since January) Two bottles of Tea Tree Toner (since last summer) And lastly a tub of Cosmetic Warrior which is from the Fresh Face Mask range, I like to try a different one of these once a month.

What are your favourite Lush products? xx

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Top Three Shower Must Haves From Lush!

So these are my staple every day products that I love to use in the shower and of course they are from Lush! I adore the brand and all the business ethics that they stand by.

Shower Gel! I have tried a number of Lush’s shower gels but my all time favourites are:

  • Snow White, I love the refreshing apple cider scent. Unfortunately it is only in the Christmas collection.
  • Snow fairy of course! It is the perfect sickly sweet bubblegum-ie type scent that us girls love. Again it is only in the Christmas collection.
  • Prince Charming, which is the latest shower gel from the Valentines Day collection. It is the perfect mixture of marshmallow and pomegranate.
  • Dirty, which I buy for my boyfriend Jamie but I always sneak a few uses out of it! It has a very refreshing pepperminty scent to it. Dirty is also a permanent range within Lush and they have lots of other products in this scent.

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/dirty-springwash

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Solid Shampoo! I have tried two different solid shampoos from Lush and they are fab! They last such a long time, much longer than a regular liquid shampoo so it is worth the extra few euro and they really really work. I was worried they wouldn’t build up much of a lather but they do. They leave your hair feeling clean without any residue. Also amazing if you travel a lot as they are so easy to pack, you can get little round tins to put them in. The one I am currently using is Montalbano Solid Shampoo for shiny hair and it has a lemony scent to it. I don’t have my own image for it as it is currently in my shower!

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/shampoo-bars/montalbano

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Body Conditioner! After I have washed my hair and my body I love to use a body conditioner, which is essentially a moisturiser for the shower. The first one I bought I initially thought it was a moisturiser because it comes in the exact same pots as the Lush moisturisers do (and I didn’t read the packaging properly) so I took it home, used it and thought …hmm feel a bit itchy where I put that on. So I checked the pot and DOH. I felt extremely stupid haha but last weekend I saw my mum had bought the Yummy Mummy one and she had it in her cupboard, so I asked her if she realised what it was and she had made the exact same mistake! At first I was disappointed that it was for the shower but after I used it I was very glad I had bought it. The first one I had Ro’s Argan Oil Body Conditioner and leaves your skin smelling of roses, Yes! The Yummy Mummy one smells like soothing coco butter, perfect for skin that needs pampering. You don’t have to use a moisturiser when you come out of the shower if you use this which saves time if your in a rush!

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/mothers-day/yummy-mummy-body-conditioner

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Lush for Troublesome Skin!

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Ok so Lush is my all time bae, like every other white girl out there!

My bank account hates me for it (and so does my boyfriend)

My all time favourite Lush products are on the skincare side of things as they have really helped to clear up and keep my acne (gross) at bay.

1. Ultrabland Facial Cleanser

This stuff is a life safer, at first I didn’t want to try it as it looks quite oily and lets me honest, my skin doesn’t need any more of that!

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It’s amazing for taking a full face of makeup off, it completely melts the makeup off your face. I normally take a walnut sized amount of each side of my face and really work it in with my finger tips (you look amazing at this point) 😛 I then take a few slightly damp cotton pads and take it all off. It leaves your face feeling ultra clean and also moisturised, without feeling oily or weighed down. I find that you don’t need to use a facial moisturiser after this if you have particularly oily skin like mine but feel free if you have drier skin.

Ingredients:

  • Almond Oil
  • Rose Water
  • Beeswax
  • Honey
  • Fresh Iris Extract
  • Glycerine
  • Rose Absolute
  • Tincture of Benzoin
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben

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2. Tea Tree Toner Water

Again this stuff has really helped with a lot of breakouts as it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial. I use this right after I cleanse my face with Ultrabland. I normally spray some onto a clean cotton pad and wipe all over the face or sometimes I spray it directly onto the face, which is lovely in summer for cooling you down. This stuff lasts Forever.

Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Water
  • Grapefruit Water
  • Juniperberry Water
  • *Limonene
  • Perfume
  • Methylparaben

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3. Ocean Salt Face Scrub

I LOVE using this stuff in the shower it is the best exfoliant I have used, hands down. I take about a teaspoon size and rub in circular motions around my face . As suggested in the name it is made out of coarse and fine sea salt which acts as the exfoliant, it removes dead skin, blocked pores like a dream and leaves your face bright and fresh. If you have Very sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend it as it also contains a lot of citrus from the lime and grapefruit juice which along with the salt leaves your skin tingling and can be quite drying. I would suggest using this product about once a week as a treatment scrub. I love everything about this product including the smell which smells like your lying on a tropical beach sipping mojitos out of coconuts. Heaven.

Ingredients:

  • Fine Sea Salt 
  • Fresh Grapefruit Infusion 
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  •  Stearic Acid
  •  Fresh Lime Extracted in Vodka
  •  Sodium Cocoamphoacetate 
  • Glycol Cetearate 
  • Triethanolamine 
  • Fresh Avocado Butter
  •  Coconut Fat
  •  Lime Oil
  • Seaweed Absolute
  •  Violet Leaf Absolute
  • Glycerine 
  • Lanolin 
  • Cetearyl Alcohol 
  • Limonene
  • Linalool 
  • Perfume 
  • FD&C Blue No. 1
  • Methylparaben 
  • Propylparaben

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4. Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask

I love the lavender smell of this product, it also has brilliant exfoliant properties in it if you want to use it just as a scrub or you can apply it as a mask and leave on for about 5 minutes until its dry and rub off with your fingertips slowly with warm water, spending time to massage into your skin. I like to use this product once a week in the evening before bed as the lavender oil in it is very calming. It calms the skin and leaves the face bright and fresh. I always find when I use this product that the next morning my face is crazy bright and glowing which I love! This product also needs to be kept in the fridge as the ingredients are super fresh and make sure you use it up quick before it goes off 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Agar Agar Gel
  • Kaolin
  • Honey
  • Fullers Earth
  • Glycerine
  • Almond Oil
  • Ground Almond Shells
  • Ground Almonds
  • Lavender Oil
  • Chlorophyllin
  • Geraniol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool
  • Perfume

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So there it is these are my holy grail Lush products for troublesome or acne prone skin! I can honestly say that these products have worked wonders on my own skin and I believe that is down to the all natural and fresh products that they use with no added nasties that you will find in other skincare products. I could go on and on and talk about Lush forever but if your new to skincare or don’t know where to start these 4 products will do it for you girl! Cleanser, Toner, Scrub and Mask.