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Friday, August 9, 2013

The LUSH Haul

 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...

16 comments :

  1. Aww ickle baby bot looks SO sweet! <3

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  2. I know! I threw it in the tub recently and I wouldn't say it was amazing, but the blue tinted water and little figurine are just too cute to deal!
    xo

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  3. Haha I absolutely loved reading this post! I'm not really a bath girl and the other products never really appealed to me either for some reason! But reading about this sleep inducing bath and the Shea butter one has got me intrigued! Maybe their bath products would convert me from my showery ways? Humm. haha xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  4. I buy my friends LUSH products but I personally don't get along well with LUSH products. They tend to irritate my skin more than anything else I use but that's just me and my sensitive skin.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  5. That's horrible - especially since they're supposed to be natural and all that jazz.
    xo

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  6. Ha! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I used to despise baths as well, but the trick is to get the water just the right temperature or to get your hair wet if you start to sweat. Grab some magazines and you'll be good to go. And bath products are always nice, too... Enjoy!
    xo

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  7. Yeah their products often contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or other sulphates that irritate my skin. Such a shame. I think many people have a misconception that LUSH is all natural. :/

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  8. Oh, the times daddy's wallet has swooped in to save the day! I've never tried the LUSH bath bombs before (no tub=no baths=no pamper nights :( ) but that Baby Bot is adorable! I might just get it to stare at it...Haha!

    Another great post, Lillian! I love the way you write! And I should stop here before I start fangirling over you again...xxx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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  9. Ha! You're adorable! You just made my day. Unfortunately, Daddy's about to cut Lillian off. I'm here for embracing a fan girl anytime! Kiss, kiss!
    xo

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  10. Haha! i think daddy has already cut Daphne off. He refuses to go shopping with me anymore. At least it has me learning how to save money! xx

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  11. Eat Paint Sniff GlueAugust 11, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    I've never gotten into lush bath bombs/bubble bars etc, but that robot is adorable! x

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  12. I really wish their shampoo bars were sulfate free! I am trying to go sulfate free with my hair and skin care and I am having little luck with the hair care!

    mercuteify.blogspot.com

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  13. Ha! It seems to be a popular one!
    xo

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  14. I know! They're just so great for traveling, though. Normally, I try to stick to sulfate free things because my scalp is soo sensitive, but, luckily, these aren't too bad!
    xo

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  15. i absolutely adore lush! my favorite soap is called porridge. give it a smell the next time you're there. with oatmeal flecks to give your skin a good scrub its really a nice treat in the shower.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  16. Oooo--it sounds so lovely! There is a store coming to my city in a few months time, so I'm saving my money!
    xo

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