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14 December 2012

Weekly Wish List

~LUSHous Loving~

For anyone who knows me, I HEART LUSH. As soon as I have a steady income, I am stocking up on my favourite products. Especially during the winter time, when the weather is wreaking havoc on our skin, hair and nails. So here's a [long] list of the products I have tried, loved and am now recommending. 

You will be converted. 


*I have used many, many other Lush products so if you want more recommendations just leave me a message :)
Dream Cream
 * Dream cream -- by far the BEST body lotion you will ever come across. Say good bye to dryness and hello to soft skin, for hours and hours. The smell is a little strong for some but delectable nonetheless. If you have ezcema or any dry skin conditions, buy this.
Sympathy for the Skin

* Sympathy for the Skin -- another favorite body lotion of mine. This one smells of a vanilla milkshake.
The Olive Branch

* The Olive Branch -- this shower gel will make you happy. It smells of orange, olive and something else that somehow touches your soul (you think I'm crazy, try it).
Flying Fox

* Flying Fox -- pure jasmine and honey. The most luxurious shower gel out there. And worth every penny. Softens and gently perfumes the skin. *sigh*
Ocean Salt

*Ocean Salt -- this is a bit of a funny body scrub because it takes a while to get used to the fact that a lot of the salt will escape your fingers and end up on the shower floor. However! It is worth persisting with because it is a really lush scrub. Can also be used on the face.
Angels on Bare Skin

*Angels on Bare Skin -- this is a really great facial scrub. I usually buy a pot and use some every few days. It leaves skin clean, soft and refreshed. You only need a little bit and a pot can last a couple of months.
Fresh Farmacy

*Fresh Farmacy -- this is a soap-like cleanser for your face and is good if your skin borders on the oily side. My skin is quite dry, but I found that using this and then using a good moisturiser was perfect. It makes your skin squeaky clean!
BB Seaweed

*BB Seaweed -- Lush are notorious for their fresh face masks and it's no surprise why. When I was younger I used to make my own face masks using yogurt, honey etc and so I was so happy to see a cosmetics company doing the same. I love this face mask because it cleans my skin but leaves it soft and supply. What I do is wash my skin with Fresh Farmacy, then apply this for 5 - 10 minutes and wash off.
Brazened Honey

 *Brazened Honey -- this is my other favorite face mask. I usually use this one if I've been treating my skin badly or if I'm having a long week and need a pick me up. The honey in this has so many benefits plus almonds to scrub. Smells divine too. Follow same routine as above :)
Eau Roma Water

*Eau Roma Water -- I personally hate toners that feel oily or synthetic. This one just feels like water with rose, great for dry or tired skin. After cleansing (using any of the above), spray this onto a cotton wool and wipe your face. You'll feel instantly refreshed. Do this twice a day and your skin will thank you for it.

*Imperialis -- I have been using this moisturiser for about 8 years. And I never get bored of it. It's perfect for dry skin or if you think you have combination skin. It's probably too rich for oily skin or during the summer. Again, a little goes a long way and a pot usually lasts me about 2 months (used twice daily).
Vanishing Cream

*Vanishing Cream -- I must admit that I only tried a sample of this once, but it made an impression. It's lighter than Imperialis and also really lush!
Honey Trap

*Honey Trap -- forget about any other lip balm and use this one. Not only does it smell of honey, vanilla, sugar and just every other yummy thing ever, it will make chapped lips a thing of the past. A staple of mine. 
Silky Underwear

*Silky Underwear -- like baby powder for adults. Great after a shower or a bath. Makes your skin soft and smelling warm. And if you're too lazy to moisturise, you can get away with using this as a moisturiser.
Lemony Flutter

*Lemony Flutter -- for problem cuticles, knees and elbows. Rub some of this on before you sleep and wake up to super soft hands, elbows and knees. Good for feet too. And smells of lemons :)
Handy Gurugu

*Handy Gurugu -- this is a fab hand cream. Easily absorbed and effective. Good for winter time.
*Ultrabland -- I think in my past life I must've been glitter, because I just love the stuff. I used to put glitter on my eyes, on my cheeks, glitter lip gloss, you name it. And this little make-up remover would vanish any trace of sparkle from my face. The best make-up remover in the world in my opinion. Rub it on, put a cotton pad under hot water, squeeze the water out and then wipe the Ultrabland with the pad. Make-up gone.

*Rehab -- I am a slave to my ghds and my hair suffers for it. So every once in a while I need something so full of hair loving ingredients. I reach for Rehab. It can be a bit drying to the scalp, but if used every 3 washes or so, makes a huge difference. Hair is stronger, shinier and happier. I always come back to this one.

*Daddy-O -- I was in a Lush store once and the check-out lady had beautiful shiny hair. She was a brunette so I asked what she used. She recommended this. Although meant for "blondes" it is wonderful for brunettes too. Makes my hair really soft and shiny. And smells of voilets and bergamot. Just delicious. I have been using this for over a year now and really notice a difference.
American Cream

*American Cream -- I'm in love with this. Perfect conditioner. Not too heavy but still effective. I find that if I leave it on for a few minutes, my hair feels like new. I use this with Daddy-O and can't stop touching my hair. Plus smells like vanilla.

*Retread -- if I need a stronger conditioner, I use this every once in a while. Lush conditioners don't make your hair soft in the shower, like other brands, but once you dry your hair you really noitce the difference. I used to use this once a week or every 4-5 washes for a little boost. Wonderful.
Soft Coeur

*Soft Coeur -- this is the only product in this list that I have not tried. But every time I am in a Lush shop (which is a lot) I have to go smell this. It smells of something you want to eat. I can smell it from Amman, that's how amazing it is!


  1. Yay, a LUSH guide! Reading this made me want to rush out and spend all my money in a big spree. But I'll try to restrain myself!

    Imperialis and Silky Underwear are my two essentials - I struggle to go without either. Over the years I've loved Ocean Salt, Sympathy for the Skin, Fresh Farmacy (way back when I was a teenager with problem skin!) and Retread too.

    I've decided I want to try the shower gels you've listed - they sound divine.

    And recently, after my mum got me some samples, I tried Blousey shampoo, which is incredible - leaves my hair feeling so soft, smooth and smelling wonderful. So I highly recommend it!

    1. Heather, I can never repay you for introducing me to the wonderful world of Lush. I love it. I have tried so many of their products over the years, and had to "limit" this post! lol If you try the shower gels, let me know what you think. I'm sure you'll love them :) xxx


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