Spa Night: Lush Edition/Review

I love a good spa night. This one was extra special because I was trying Lush products for the first time and I had enough to make a night of it. I went to Lush for the first time a week or so back with my best friend. It was my first time shopping their products but I have heard so much about it both on YouTube as well as blogs. I was super excited to see the products they had to offer and get to try some out.

The store was smaller than I expected but FULL of products. My first impression was the overwhelming scent of essential oils. I was also immediately drawn towards the Bath Bomb.

Butterball Bath Bomb

I started with the famous Lush Bath Bomb. I was kind of disappointed with mine; I got the Butterball bath bomb and it didn’t leave my skin feeling silky at all- there was no “buttery froth” that they claim nor was there a vanilla scent. It did however leave my tub extremely greasy feeling and slippery as all get out.

I think if I go back and try another bath bomb I will get something with a more relaxing scent and maybe different “features”

They had a lot to pick from and honestly for my first time I got the cheapest one. I do love bath bombs but was just not over the top thrilled with the one I picked.

While soaking in the tub, I applied the mask I picked up from Lush. I talked a little bit IMG_0318about it in my sidekicks post because I really do love it. This is an all natural mask that leaves my skin clean, fresh and extra soft and smooth. It wasn’t my first pick, but the one I wanted was out of stock. This one was for troubled skin, which I definitely have. The mask claims to “help defeat problem areas without irritating sensitive skin and help keep skin clean and clear” and it does all of those for my skin. It does take a minute to get used to the cold mask (due to having to keep it in the fridge) as well as the smell. This mask is made with garlic, egg whites, tea tree oil & honey.

Because these masks are made with natural ingredients not only do they need to stay refrigerated but they are only good for about a week. This is bittersweet, on one side its nice because knowing it’s only good for a week it kind of forces me to use it more often. But on the other side it’s only enough to do 3 masks and its more expensive than organic store bough ones.

IMG_0349The last product I used in my Lush Spa night was given to me as a sample with my purchase. It is a African Paradise Body Conditioner. This is used like hair conditioner but for your body. You rub it all over wet skin and rinse off any residue. This was extremely soft and even a day later I am left is silky soft skin.

Overall, I really like the Lush products, I will definitely go back and try out more of their stuff. I was also told that if you save 5 mask containers and bring them in you get a Fresh Mask FREE!

What do you think of Lush products? Do you have any MUST try? I would love some recommendations for my next trip!

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Dr. Hauschka Review & First Impression

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I recently got free samples from a woman at work. She put them in the lunch room, and told people to help themselves. Because I have so many allergies and irritations to new products, I thought I would look into this brand/company and see if A. I could use it & B. See if I liked it.

I grabbed 3 products from the pile she set on the counter. A variety of products were spilled across but these 3 seemed the most practical for me and my skin care. As I went back to my desk, I did a little more research into the company, the products themselves and I was curious to see what they retailed at.

In looking at the website & the packaging that these products and all the products in the company are completely natural. Used only the best ingredients for the skin and body. In reading the ingredients used in the products I grabbed, there was nothing that would irritate my skin (to be sure, I spot tested it on the inside of my elbow). Continue reading

New Skin Care + Grove Co.

I mentioned this brand in my April favorites but I have fallen in love with Acure Skin Care. It is the best stuff I have found so far, it is the most effective, works great on my sensitive, acne prone skin, it’s organic and I can get it cheap using Grove Collaborative.

Grove Collaborative is a online retailer that sells a variety of Organic brands ranging from personal care to cleaning supplies, laundry supplies and more. My sister got me hooked on this site as you can get products up to 40% off retail price, it ships right to your house and you can earn money just for referring friends & family.

You can join to be a VIP member which has its perks! You can do a VIP trial for 60 days- this will get you Free shipping, free gifts, and a preview of new products. After those 60 day’s you can maintain your membership for just $20 a year!

When you refer a friend, they can get a $10 credit. Right now they have a promo, when your friend makes a purchase, you receive $20 credit. There is always a free item or a credit that Tech Offers through chat that comes up when you login to your account.

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