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!

Winter Spa Night: Samples Edition/ Review

With all the beauty subscriptions my sample bucket tends to get full, fast. I decided with the harsh winter weather here in Minnesota, it was time for a spa night, re-hydrate my skin & I was determined to try some of the samples I have been hording & give them a proper review!

I LOVE baths, for some strange reason. I love how I just melt when I hit the hot water & for it it is the perfect way to get away & relax. Check out what I used to help me relax & pamper myself for my spa night! Continue reading

SPA night {using samples}

Over the past few months I have accumulated so many samples I thought I would use them and do an at home spa night. I love to take time, usually once a week if I can, to pamper myself and treat myself to a spa night.

IMG_4122.jpgI start by taking off my make up, and getting into some comfy pjs or sweats. Right now I am loving this Rimmel London make up remover for my eyes. It is so gentle and it takes even the toughest of eye make up off. I use these Acure cleansing towels for the rest of my face. These not only take off make up but remove any dirt or impurites from my face too.

Once I have all my make up off, I then use whatever my current face wash is to wash my face, and I will sometimes use a exfoliator as well. Right now I am using my new Acure exfoliator that I have talked about in previous posts.

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