You wanna hear something totally crazy? But you have to promise to still like me after... I'm serious!
Apart from the odd face mask and a bath bomb given to me as a gift once....
I've never used Lush products!
I know, I know. Where have a been all this time? Catch up Joanna! What kind of blogger even am I?
Well, today, I promise you, that all changed!
I've always had skin issues. It's just so dry, like all of the time. Though if I am totally honest I don't do that much to sort it out. I don't exfoliate that regularly, I don't even moisturize every day.
But for some reason, this week, I've been really down about my appearance. The realization that I don't always take that much pride in myself really hit home.
So... I decided to hit up my local Lush store in a big way!
And what can I say? I'm hooked!
It all started with the AMAZING Amelie in the Aberdeen store. This woman was such a huge help and I can not thank her enough. She was so knowledgeable about all of the products and was clearly a big lover of Lush and everything it stands for!
Anyway, I won't babble on any more. Here is what I bought!
First up, when I mentioned my skin was very dry, Amelie suggested 'Sympathy for the Skin'. 'A comforting cream to soothe uncomfortably hot, sensitive skin - now in a self-preserving formula'. This stuff is packed full of organic bananas, coca butter and vanilla to help nourish your skin. It's great for dry skin because it is anti-inflammatory and cooling. Plus it feels amazingly silky smooth!
Now, everyone knows the secret to great, smooth skin is exfoliation. So I grabbed a pot of 'Rub Rub Rub' to do just this. 'An exfoliating shower scrub that can also be used to wash, volumise and add shine to hair'. Wait, what!? I literally only just found out that hair thing right now! Anyway, you can use Rub Rub Rub wet for a gentle scrub or dry if you really wanna go fir it. It's got Sea Salt, lemon juice and Orange Flower.
Next, for the perfect bath I got Butterball. This may be the most 'boring' of the bath bombs, but is great for dry skin. 'Once the cocoa butter pieces have melted, your skin will be coated by a light buttery film that smells good enough to eat'. It also has Ylang ylang which is used to treat tress and depression and to relieve anger, panic and fear. Perfect!
These two little beauties I had heard of before. 'You've been Mangoed' and 'Sunnyside'. Both of these create the most wonderful soft bubble baths and due to the citrus ingredients will leave you feeling fully prepped for the day ahead!
Lastly, I had to get me a face mask. So I picked up 'Oatifix'. 'This gentle, nourishing mask is made with fresh bananas and illipe butter to moisturise dry skin'. It's full of oatmeal, ground almonds and kaolin which help leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Now, the more observant of you might have noticed there are a couple of things I haven't mentioned yet. After realising that I had spent quite some time in the store and Andrew, bless him, had waited very patiently, I figured he needed some relaxation time too!
So... we got him...
'Brightside' 'when you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle'.
And... 'Avobath' 'in the morning to help you face the day: its lemongrass and bergamont oils will pick you up while also tackling dryness with avocado and olive oil'.
If he doesn't use them, I certainly will!
So that's my Lush Haul. But I need you're help! When you take back 5 clean pots you get a face mask free. I have 3 pots to use up... I need another 2... What are your Lush suggestions?