I commonly open posts with the phrase, but I've said it
once a few times and I'll say it again - you always want what you don't have. Previously, it was Space NK and other Brit shops (if we're going back really far, it was the Barbie Dream House. I digress...) Alas, I publicly stated my desire for LUSH with a whole post dedicated to the stuff. Well, I've returned - and I'm happy to say that I'm not bankrupt.
Although it may be hard to believe, I'm a saver. As a young un', purchasing something as petite as a couch for my doll house had me mumbling 'ummm' and 'I don't know if I want to', yet I was promptly saved by my dad's rescue - or should I say his wallet. How does this apply to LUSH? Well, the same properties apply, somewhat. I decided to go for things that were as LUSH to LUSH as apple pie is to America. Namely, they're solid shampoo bars. Although the Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar looks suspiciously green, non-lathering, and not particularly long lasting, you can check them all off. It lathers ridiculously well in the shower with a few swipes here and there and, as told by the sales assistant, it lasts for ninety washes, as well. Eh - probably not with my heavy handed-ness.
As for the other popular kids, I returned with a plethora of bath bombs in tow. Naming the elephant in the photo, the Ickle Baby Bot sure turns heads. Yes, I did partly grasp it due to it's amusing, adorable like physique, but also because of it's promises. It doesn't do the laundry or clean your room (which would be nice), but, instead, contains a lavender and chamomile, sleep-inducing scent. Knowing me and my insomnia-esque habits, it's not too surprising that I was drawn to the thing. Next, addressing the nearly invisible bath bomb, Butterball, had me attached at first
glance smell. Being one of LUSH's best-sellers, one inhale and I knew - vanilla scented with chunks of cocoa butter, I can't wait to throw it in the tub in the dead of winter. But can I wait that long...
As warned by my mother, although luxurious, bubble baths are less than beneficial for the skin. The foaming agent wrecks havock in skincare and dries out skin. Alas, how LUSH manages to cram so many bubbles into a natural bar is beyond me, but I knew I had to snag one of their bubble bars. Amandopondo, a lemon and rose scented bar, aims to clear consciences (which I'm not sure how hard it could be in a soak full of bubbles). Regardless, I'm going to have to break the thing in half to make that tad bit more long lasting.
So there - I've checked another shop off my bucket list, and, at my wallet's happiness, I'll have a break for a while. If only landing on the moon was that easy to cross off...