Lush For All!

From One Lushie to Another!

  • 8th September
    2011
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Jungle! Conditioner!

Lush’s Description:Jungle feels different on your hair from liquid conditioner; until you wash it off, you hardly notice it’s there. It smoothes and detangles, leaving a fruitily scented coat of shininess. Smooth it along the length of your hair from root to tip, then rinse out.”

Ingredients: Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol,Fresh Avocado Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Perfume, Soya Lecithin, Fresh Figs, Fresh Bananas, Fresh Passion Fruit, Fresh Kumquat, Fresh Kiwi Fruit, Cetrimonium Bromide, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cypress Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Chlorophyll, Limonene, Linalool

My Thoughts: I’ve heard good and bad things about this product and I have concluded that it depends on the person and their hair whether or not they will like Jungle or not. I used Jungle for about a month and personally I couldn’t wait to have my Retread back. I was really disappointed because the scent is amazing but it didnt detangle or give my hair the moisture it needed. The only way I actually partially liked this product was when I smear it in my hair dry and let it sit there for

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  • 27th August
    2011
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Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar

Lush’s Description: Calming, grounding, swirly blue and white bar for peaceful baths. A bath in superbly relaxing patchouli scented Blue Skies water is as relaxing as meditating in the peaceful garden of a Far Eastern temple, while enjoying the scents of the exotic blooms cultivated there.”

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream Of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Patchuli Oil, Frankincense Resinoid, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Blue Color. 

My Thoughts: Oh my goodness I love Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds with a passion! This bubble bar was inspired by a song by The Orb called Little Fluffy Clouds which if you have not heard you should search it on youtube and listen to it, because Mark Constantine did a hell of a job embodying it in a bath product. Whenever I restock I find myself to be a bit picky when choosing this bar. I find that the light blue ones have a more lovely patchouli scent  that the darker “fresher” one. I had this really intense conversation with one of my friends about it, that’s how ridiculous it has gotten, and we have decided that by the time the color starts to fade in the bubble bar the patchouli oil has time to age and not be as overpowering. Which, of course, I love since you can also pick up the frankincense and it smells much more balanced. Love is a faded BSAFWC! It is really relaxing in the tub, it puts me into kind of a meditative state where I just zone out! Its definitely meant to be a aromatherapy type bath since the fragrance really doesn’t stick and I didn’t notice any added moisture to my skin etc. But my God this has to be my favorite. It reminds me of fresh earth right after it rains. <3

  • 23rd August
    2011
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  • 22nd August
    2011
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New Lush Campaign! Ban the Fin!

Lush’s New campaign in North America was launched today! I am so excited you don’t even know! It’s titled Ban The Fin! Where Lush Cosmetics has joined forces with Shark Savers to campaign against the cruel act of de-finning these poor creatures and then tossing them back into the ocean while still alive. That is so wrong in so many ways it would probably traumatize small children more than the idea of a shark attack! For the next couple of weeks Lush NA is going to try and make people more aware of this common occurance and try to stop it by handing out info sheets and selling nifty little sea vegetable soaps with shark fins sticking out the top.

The proceeds from the sale of the soap will go towards efforts to stop this cruel practice.

Is the equvilent to

  • 21st August
    2011
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  • 21st August
    2011
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You probably didn't see / feel the effects of Big because you diluted it down before putting it on your head.

Asked by: coggels-deactivated20111229

That might be part of it but I honestly think, as nice as Big smells, its really not for my hair. Its designed for thin limp hair that needs some life. My hair has so much life it has a mind of its own sometimes. The third time I used it I attempted to apply the big directly to my hair as I generally do with most shampoos and embarrassingly enough it got lost it my layers. :/ Im thinking I might buy it again as a bodyscrub.

  • 20th August
    2011
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BIG! Shampoo.

               

Lush’s Description:Give limp hair the volume it deserves with seaweed infusion to soften hair and citrus juices for shine. After using BIG, your hair will be bouncing back to life.”

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Fresh Sea Water, Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infusion, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Neroli Oil, Mandarin Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Orris Absolute, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Perfume.

My Thoughts: Big Shampoo was quite the interesting experience indeed. It definitely does not look or feel like normal shampoo at all but a gritty almost oily substance. I found the best way to get a good lather started with this is to take some in your hand, add a bit of water and then lather it up in your hands and then apply it to your hair and continue to wash as normal. It smells lovely it reminded me of the beach and a department store at the same time. Almost like a refreshing, clean, salty scent. As far as my hair goes it made it REALLY soft and shiny. I really didn’t notice HEAPS of volume because my hair is rather fluffy to start out with but it definitely was not flat. At first I felt that it kind of tangled my hair but I had no recurring issues with it after the first shampoo. Also, my hair is color treated and though it did slightly lift my color it was no worse than using the run of the mill drug store shampoo. All in all it was a nice product it just wasn’t my favorite so I probably won’t be purchasing again. <3

  • 19th August
    2011
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How many times a week do you use "Dark Angels"? Also how so you use the sopes? do you need a wash cloth? i use it straight from the bar but i want to know if there is another way? i like to feel clean haha and i like using wash cloths/ luffahs!

Asked by: yestsr

I use dark angels every night but my face can handle it. Some people’s faces are to sensitive to use it every night so some use it as little as once a week. It really depends on the person. As far as the soaps go I use a soap bag that i bought from Sunflower Market and essentially you place the bar of soap in the bag an wash with it and it helps the soap last longer. It lathers ok too I noticed some soaps lather more than others though.

  • 14th August
    2011
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Alkmaar Soap

                     

Lush’s Description:If you’ve been into a LUSH shop, you probably noticed that our soaps look a lot like blocks of cheese. To confuse people even more we cut our soap on cutting boards, weigh it, and then wrap it in deli paper to be sold. Alkmaar is named after a city in the Netherlands famous for its cheese markets where big rounds of delicious cheeses are sold. This soap doesn’t smell like cheese though! It has a creamy sexy jasmine and honeysuckle scent with smokey vetivert undertones.”

Ingredients: Honeysuckle Infusion, Amaranth Infusion, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Glycerine, Jasmine Absolute, Vetivert Oil, Styrax Resinoid, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate.

My Thoughts: At first sniff in the store I thought this soap was awful it smelled like chalk and something about it reminded me of garlic. I was not a fan and then after returning to the store and smelling it a few times over it the smell seemed to

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  • 13th August
    2011
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If lush is so fresh and rots, why do people have such huge collections of it?

Asked by: Anonymous

Because some people keep it way past the expiration date when they shouldn’t. Generally most lush products last 14 months with the exception of the face masks, king of skin, and volcano.<3