Now for something completely different...Lindzoo 1:37 PM
Now I know that I don't ever talk about beauty products, nor do I even MENTION them. Lately I've been on such a Lush kick that I wanted to do a post about my favorites.
For the benefit of those that have no idea what I'm talking about, I will explain a little bit about Lush. *disclaimer: this post is purely out of my love for Lush and not sponsored in any way*
Lush strives to be a leader in effective beauty products, while only using fresh ingredients, not testing on animals and with little impact on the environment. That's the jist of it. If you like to read more about their story: go here.
While I love the above qualities, I am not an organic junky. I don't go out and buy anything that's organic, I like products that WORK and smell delicious in the process. That said, let's get into it!
Lush is all about the experience of the store and the products. I have only met amazing, knowledgable sales staff, who are passionate about the products they sell. They demo EVERYTHING. If you have no idea what a bath bomb does, just ask! They love to demo the products.
The products in the above photo are a combination of hair, face and lip products. I'm going to just talk about the products that I use for my hair and face.
The products are what I love to use for my hair. I only recently broke down and purchased my first set of shampoo and conditioner and I could not be happier with it. Rehab is meant for "damaged and abused" hair. Which, I'd say mine is quite sad from blow drying and straightening everyday. This, in combination with the Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner leaves my hair happy and shiny. I have to say, if you are used to normal conditioner products, the Lush counterpart does feel a little less substantial. It feels a bit more watery than other conditioners. I don't see a negative effect of that in regards to how my hair looks after washing, however. If anyone uses any other of the hair conditioners, let me know how those ones feel! I'm curious to see if that's just the result of using all fresh, natural ingredients or if it's this particular conditioner.
My absolute favorite hair product that I've used from Lush thus far has to be R & B. It is a leave-in moisturizer and I use it daily. I have red hair, which tends to be a combination of weirdness, not limited to weird waviness, frizziness and static. I blow dry/straighten my hair to solve the odd waviness that my hair has, but this product solves the issues I have with fly aways and static(which infinitely multiples in the winter).
The consistency is like a very thick, creamy conditioner. I can only use a tiny, tiny amount or my hair looks crazy greasy. I have been using this product everyday for at least 4 months and I've barely made a dent in that tin. I highly recommend this product.
On to face...
Don't tell anyone, but I'm super, super bad about washing my face at night. I know... bad. But I'm getting better with my new set of Lush products. I need something quick and easy so I went with 9 to 5 as a cleanser. It is a creamy lotion cleanser that you just put on a cotton pad and rub into your skin. Out comes the dirty onto the cotton pad. I don't recommend that you rely on this to remove eye makeup. Use a separate product that is meant to remove eye makeup without stressing your sensitive skin around your eyes.
I have a small gripe about the cleanser. For some reason, I don't FEEL like my skin is as clean as other products I have used. I have no evidence to support that, it just doesn't as fresh because you don't rinse the lotion cleaner off. I break the rules though, and do. Shhh.
Ok so, the Toner, Breath of Fresh Air. I seriously still do not understand the point of toner, but it feels amazing on my face when I spray it on. It literally feels like a breath of fresh air. Appropriately named products, for the win! It was recommended by the sales lady to use 9 to 5, then spray on Breath of Fresh Air and THEN use the Imperialis moisturizer. This, she demonstrated in-store on the back of my hand and it felt amazingly soft, so I had to get it all for my face. It does the same. By the time I'm done my face feels amazing. So, it must be working right?
Here's the moisturizer:
It's super lightweight and like R & B, I'm pretty sure this tin will last me forever.
Hmm, I think that is enough for now! Check out Lush's website to see info on the above products.
If you use Lush, please let me know what products you love, as I'm always on the look out for new things to try!
Thanks all for enduring my non-sewing post :D