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Friday, August 01, 2014

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Payday! The one day of the month we all look forward to.
Well until we realise that we do have to budget, pay bills and not rush into the the nearest department store (or Space.NK in my case) and blow it all.
I do however like to treat myself every now and then (probably more than I should) and as I have been feeling a little out of sorts I decided to take myself along to Lush to stock up on goodies for a pampering weekend. That is a half lie, I initially went it to see if the Shark Fin Soap had been launched yet. It hasn't, well not in the UK anyway. So what's a gal to do? Shop that's what!
If you have ever been to the Lush Buchanan Street Store in Glasgow you will know how easy that is to do as frankly the staff are all babes and go out there way to help you. I say it all the time but if I wasn't a beauty blogger I'd love to work in a Lush store, maybe one day I'll just pop on an apron, join in and hope no-one will notice? That's probably illegal? Anyway here is what I bought all of which has a summer-esque theme...

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask £6.25 - link
Did you know that Lush use seaweed from the Poole Harbor which is caught (do you catch seaweed?) by a somewhat local celebrity Pete who is a fisherman and a fish restaurant owner (ate once there it was divine) in Poole. No? Well you do now ha! Anyway this face mask has been created to soothe, detox and is suitable for all skin types. Don't worry it doesn't smell of wet seaweed rather it has a calming fragrance - it reminds me a little of the scent of Sudocreme. I can't wait to wack this on tonight and let it go to work. I shall report back a.s.a.p!

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Lush Sea Vegetable Soap £3.10/100g - link
There is something so appealing about Lush soap, I think it is the huge, hulking beautifully decorated wheels that grace each store that lures me in. In a world of liquid soaps - traditional soap often gets overlooked. The almost cliff side design of Lush Sea Vegetable Soap sold me on the spot, the fact that it smells divine and is anti-septic and exfoliating is only a bonus really. This is more of an in-shower soap rather than a hand soap as it gently buffs away dead skin as well as cleansing - think of it as a natural body scrub come shower gel combined in one. Scent wise this has zesty lime fragrance which works beautifully with the sea salt and seaweed ingredients. 

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar £5.50 - link
Now all credit to the lovely salesgirl who helped me out today, she did advise that someone with full, crazy hair like myself (in secondary school I was often referred to as Shakira) would probably be better with a less volumising shampoo. However one whiff of Seanik and I wasn't going home empty handed. The idea is that Seanik combines sea salt and again seaweed to gently but thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp - it does also add volume to the roots of the hair. It has the most beautiful, clean aquatic fragrance that reminds me of the Spanish sea. Let's all gather hands and pray that my hair doesn't become too full...then again I could stash my secrets in it!

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner £3.35 - link
Solid conditioner? They really do think of it all!
One thing noone tells you about having long, thick hair is just how much conditioner you will go through annually. My hair drinks the stuff, I kid you not I go through a full bottle a week with ease. Anyway in a bid to keep myself out of the red I thought Lush Jungle Conditioner may be a clever route to go down? Being solid I figure I use less? So many questions, so little answers - I am going to use this all week long and see if it makes any difference and if it is a good alternative to liquid conditioners. Stay tuned!

A Little Summer Lush Shopping

Lush Dirty Springwash Shower Gel £4.50-£15.25 - link
Have I mentioned that I love mint scented things? Oh yeah only a billion times. Sorry!
I bought Lush Ice Blue Shampoo last month when it was on limited release via the Lush Kitchen and fell head over heels (heart eye emoji) for the scent. Luckily Lush Dirty Springwash shares the same fragrance and although a shower gel can be used on the hair. I'm pretty sure the "Dirty" range of products have been created with men in mind but next month I know what I'll be purchasing. I'm happy to learn that I can even purchase Dirty as a stand alone fragrance. It's the little things in life that keep me going ha!

Do you have your eye on anything from Lush?
Any product suggestions?





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30 comments:

  1. Last week when i went into Lush i had a look at those Shampoo bars they look quite interesting, i have to ask if you've tried it is it weird? Also i recommend the Lush imperialis moisturiser! it's a light moisturiser that dries very quickly :)

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    1. I have in the past (just not the one above, that is for tonight's shower), to begin with it is really weird. It almost feels like you are washing your hair with soap but you quickly get used to it :) I feel like they are more cleansing than normal shampoo but that could well be my mind playing tricks on me ;)

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    2. thanks i might have to give it a go i've been looking for a new shampoo to try :)

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  2. I absolutely love Lush toners, really want to try out more skincare products :)

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I fully recommend Lush Ultrabland, it is such a great balm cleanser!

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  3. i love the Sugar Scrub from lush! It works wonders on my skin!

    http://lilydeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oooh will have to check it out in that case :)

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  4. Waaah I need all of these. I LOVE Lush so so much xxx

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    1. Me too :) I could spend all day in there!

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  5. I have big, thick hair - it's like a 70's afro if left untamed, and like a cave woman's at the best of times! I use the Jungle conditioner bar and yes, I think it lasts longer, or I get more out of it... well, whatever the correct way to word that. I just run the bar over my hair with my hand on the other side so it's being pulled down the length of my hair, I find that an easy way to apply it, and also to guage how much I'm applying. :)

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  6. I love their solid shampoos, especially NEW! and Jumping Juniper. Jumping Juniper is the most lovely lavender scent so it's great for before bed and I found it made my hair super shiny. NEW! is AMAZING! It's a really spicy smell, like cinnamon and clove tea, and I swear it makes my hair grow faster and softer! I very highly recommend both products.

    kelsykins.blogspot.ca

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  7. I love the BB Seaweed mask, you won't be disappointed!
    www.hollyeverafter.com

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  8. These products look very good! I am obsessed with Lush, it smells so nice and sweet :) x
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  9. I can't wait to read your review for the face mask, I just bought the Cupcake one but I did look at that one today as well :)

    https://books-and-memories.blogspot.com/

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  10. Honestly, the Jungle solid conditioner wasn't amazing for me, as I found it didn't really melt in my hands, but their other solid conditioner "Big" is a lot nicer (and has sea salt in it too!).

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  11. That sea vegetable soap looks so intriguing!!!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

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  12. I'm very interested in the conditioner bar, let us know how it works out!

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  13. Ooh they all look so cute! I'm always enticed by the appearance and smell of the soaps, although the smell of Lush stores as a whole kinda give me a headache haha

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  14. All of these items definitely give off a strong summer vibe! They all sound amazing, I love the vibrant aqua colours too.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the fresh face masks, I'll have to give the seaweed one a go next! xx

    A Little Lucy

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  16. I do love a lush haul, I live in lush at the moment :)

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  17. I've had the solid shampoos before, the jumping juniper one was lovely, and I had the white one too but I cant remember what it was called. Anyway it made my hair really shiny. I like the sound of the conditioner aswell.

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  18. I love LUSH! It has to be one of my favourite shops of all time!
    I haven't had a face mask from there in ages so now I've just seen yours I think that will change ;)

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  19. Lush is the best! I will have to check out some of these products soon, they all look amazing. :)

    ♡ Heidi || The British Teen ♡

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  20. I've never purchased anything in Lush, in fact I've always avoided the store as the scent really puts me off. But after seeing all these great products I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and get my bum in that store! Loved your picks and that dirty range sounds v appealing (I'm a bit of a sucker for male scents haha)
    X Maja
    majaestellee.wordpress.com

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  21. Love lush xx
    http://darlingsophistique.blogspot.co.nz/

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  22. You are right. Lush in Glasgow is amazing. The staff are all lovely. I could spend all day in there just sniffing stuff. I always leave having spent way more than i planned. My complete fav is the soft coeur. Its just so sweet and luxurious. I used to use it with the coconut powder but they dont do that anymore. was often asked what perfume I was wearing when I used this.

    www.littleonechris.com

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  23. That blue soap is so pretty! I daren't go into Lush at the moment or I'll probably end up coming out with half of the store, which I certainly can't afford!

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  24. I went to Lush 2 days ago and found lots of products I really want to try unfortunately sale assistances were gossiping with each other and didn't really care so I walked away :/ I tried that BB seaweed mask before though and love it

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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  25. great post. i like it. feeling great when reading your post. Keep on posting!
    happy wheels , agario , happywheels , agar ,

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