Last month I blogged about my trip to the Lush Peterborough store and promised a post on my Lush haul. (Oh god I just called my shopping a ‘haul’ – what have I become?!)
Let’s dive straight into the Lush hair, beauty and skincare favourites that I’m loving!
Until now I haven’t used a highlighter everyday but there’s something about how easy this is to use that has me reaching for it most mornings. It’s an oatmeal decoction with orange flower water and you apply it with your fingertips to brighten the skin. 3 or 4 tiny dots are all I need on each cheekbone. It’s a cool, opalescent shade which I find works well with my pale skin.
It can look quite harsh when you first apply it but with a bit of blending it transforms into a glowy sheen as you can see from the swatch below.
I added this to my wishlist after trying it out a few months back at another event and couldn’t resist picking up a bottle when I was last in the store. Firstly it has the fresh salty smell of the seaside which reminds me of past holidays every time I spritz it. Secondly it’s the first styling product that I’ve found which tames the flyaway strands of hair that I get from using straighteners, without flattening my hair.
A little trick I’ve learned is to spray it onto my fingertips instead of my hair. I then rub my hands together to distribute the product evenly and lightly rub it onto the flyaway strands without applying any pressure, encouraging the stragglers into place.
It’s got a light hold so I also use it for locking in a wavy bounce to the lengths of my hair. I spritz it lightly onto my curls and then muss them up a bit to add texture and boost the volume.
I love the Lush shampoo bars because they are really kind to my sensitive scalp and perfect for popping in my makeup bag when I’m travelling since they’re so compact. To use them you just rub the bar onto wet hair as if using a soap. They lather up a treat.
The only thing that I don’t like about the bars is that they are full of ‘bits’ so you have to make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly and also your shower or bath. However this is because they are made from natural ingredients so I can live with it!
The lovely Lush staff gave me a hair consultation and matched me to Seanik because it’s great for keeping volume in the hair since it’s so light. I’ve been alternating between this and my moisture rich shampoo, which I’m finding to be a great little combination to keep my hair light but in good glossy condition.
I have to confess to buying this solely because it smelled so delicious. Then after using it for the first time I found out that it tastes amazing too. It genuinely has the flavour of soft, buttery sweet popcorn!
Don’t pick up a spoon and eat it of course, apply some of the scrub to your finger then rub it gently over your lips to slough away any flaky bits. Once you’ve rinsed the granules away you’ll be left with buffed, kissable smackers!
Because Lush facemasks are natural you need to keep them in the fridge and use them within a week, so after taking this home my skin got the all star treatment for the next 3 days!
The mask dries after about 10 minutes and can get a bit flaky if you leave it on too long so it’s worth bearing that in mind if you’re the type to wander around the house in your towel like me. However the weather was quite muggy so I found this a really soothing treat for my skin after my morning run. I highly recommend it as a pampering treat to help you unwind and destress.
…oh and did I mention it smells like Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia? Yep it’s ANOTHER Lush product that I have to constantly remind myself not to try eating!
Have you tried any of my Lush hair, beauty and skincare favourites? What are your favourite Lush products?
*Items marked with an asterisk were kindly gifted to me to try out at home. The rest are the result of me not being able to resist a cheeky spending spree! Views on all products are my own and I wouldn’t recommend them on here if I hadn’t personally given them the Loved By Laura seal of approval.