LUSH Easter Bath Products Review

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Happy Easter!  My daughter and I went to LUSH last weekend and picked up a few new bath products.  We got a couple of Easter bath bombs and some of their new bath oils.

Free Rangers – Purple ($9.95 USD) — This is a huge bath bomb that splits into two halves and we used it for two baths (my daughter took the head)! It has bergamot oil and blackcurrant absolute perfume. You can also get this in orange and blue. This is a very frothy bath bomb! It turned the water bright pink and left my skin so soft!

Golden Egg ($7.95 USD) — This is so glittery!  Bergamot and sweet, wild orange oils help to tone and brighten the skin.  This is more of a bath melt than a bomb.  It released a lot of glitter at first, then just kind of floated. It did fizz a little and it smelled really good.  But if you are looking for a super fizzy bomb, this is not it. LUSH has a lot of amazing bath bombs, though.

Delight ($6.95 USD) — The bath oils slowly melt into the water and leave skin very soft.  This one is silver and blue and includes organic jojoba oil and fair trade organic shea butter.

Happy Thoughts ($5.95 USD) — This peachy-orange oil softens my skin with cocoa and shea butters. Also contains Himalayan rock, Brazilian orange oil and neroli oil tones.

Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment ($5.95 USD) — Fair trade cocoa butter and coconut oil are in this slowly melting oil.  It is two-toned vivid pink and golden yellow and smells like cotton candy.

The Easter products are still available to purchase at www.lushusa.com.  Have you tried any of these or the bath oils?

More Great Holiday Bath Gift Ideas

Bath and body care are great gifts for the holidays! I love giving and receiving them. The sets below are all good gifts and affordable, too! Have fun shopping!

SJ Creations Mistletoe & Mint Ceramic Caddy Set ($20.00 USD on sale for $9.99 USD). Keep your hands clean and soft with this coordinating pair of cleansing hand wash and moisturizing lotion in an attractive, reusable ceramic caddy. The scent is fresh and minty, and is perfect for the holidays. The set includes:

  • 16.9 fl. oz. Cleansing Hand Wash
  • 16.9 fl. oz. Moisturizing Hand Lotion
  • Reusable Ceramic Caddy

If you are in the shopping mood, SJ Creations is doing a Cyber Monday promotional contest. When you purchase anything, enter the code CYBER15 to receive 15% off on Monday, November 29. Plus if you sign up for their newsletter you will get a code for 30% and be entered to win free products in a drawing on Tuesday, November 30th. Just visit www.sjcreationsinc.com to learn more.

Gingerbread House Bubble Bar ($6.25) is one of the many fun holiday products and gift sets that LUSH has released this season. This warming, spicy, stimulating bath time treat is crammed full of ginger powder to help increase circulation and warm you up on cold winter nights. There’s also a hint of buchu oil and lime, to give it a fruity scent. 

Check out www.lushusa.com to see all of the great gift ideas they have. All products are hand made and many of them are vegan.

Whish Lavender Dream Collection ($25.00 USD) This set includes everything you need to smooth, soften, and pamper your skin in our brand new sweet smelling lavender flavor. Give the gift of perfectly soft skin to yourself or a friend. All items are in flight approved sizes. The set includes:

Three Whishes Body Wash – unique combination of wheat, sugar, and corn rather than harsh sulfates.
Three Whishes Sugar Scrub – exfoliate with our unique sugar, bamboo powder, raspberry seed mix.
Shave Crave – this moisturizing shave cream will leave your skin smooth and soft.
Three Whishes Body Butter – triple dose of moisture from organic shea & raspberry butter and organic aloe.

All Whish products are paraben free, suflate free, DEA & TEA free, and petrochemical free and are all natural with organic ingredients.

I love this lavender scent because it isn’t too strong and has a touch of sweetness to the soothing lavender. The products are all moisturizing and leave skin so smooth! Visit www.whishbody.com to learn more and to purchase.

Fun Easter Bath Bombs From LUSH

Looking for a different Easter gift to give to all of the cool women in your life this year? LUSH creates handmade beauty products that are as fun to use as they are good for your skin.

LUSH usually releases holiday products that are fun to give and to receive. This Easter, pick up one of the following bath bombs for a friend (or yourself)! Here are the three that are offered with descriptions from the LUSH website: 

Hippy Chick ($4.95 USD) — You’ll want to do the Hippy Hippy Chick with our refreshing grapefruit-scented Bath Bomb. We’ve just hatched this brand new shape and paired it with the zingy fragrance of our Happy Hippy shower gel.

Honey Bun ($3.95 USD) — Want to have loads of fun in the bath? Share it with your Honey Bun! Molded after a traditional Japanese cake shape, it’s just as deliciously sweet. It’s got the same toffee fragrance as our best-selling soap with sweet orange and bergamot oils.

Fluffy Egg ($6.95 USD) — Here’s an Easter sweetie that’s equally kind on your waistline as it is on your skin. Who can resist the scent of jelly beans dunked into a vat of candy floss? We only bring out our customer-favorite fragrance for very special occasions, so hop to it, and get one in your basket before it’s too late.

Each bath bomb is unique and smells fantastic! My favorite scent is the Hippy Chick — it is refreshing with a touch of spice! Visit a LUSH store near you or visit www.lushusa.com to order online.

LUSH Holiday Collection

LUSH has some wonderful holiday bath and beauty offerings this year. There is a wide range of bath bombs, soaps shower gels and even lip balms. Some of my favorites are: 

Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm ($6.95) — This vegan holiday lip balm smells like cake, but the flavor of the one I have is a little bitter. But I do love the consistency of the balm. It is rich and thick; it feels great on my chapped winter lips.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel ($19.95 16.9 oz, $14.95 8.4 oz, $8.95 3.3 oz) is a popular holiday scent at LUSH. Their website describes the scent as, “sweet as pink cotton candy, mixed with soothing vanilla.” I think it smells like strawberry licorice. It is glittery and fun for girls of all ages!

Secret Santa Holiday Gift ($9.95) — The name says it all really; it’s the perfect present for a Secret Santa gift exchange at work, school or within the family. It comes in two different colours with cute tags in the shape of a Snowman, Penguin and Santa. It contains Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb, with a refreshing citrus fruit blend with mandarin oil, bergamot oil and orange blossom absolute and Snowcake Soap — which is a mild almondy-minty-creamy soap. Very nice!

Stop in to your nearest LUSH store or visit www.lushusa.com. Happy Holidays!

LUSH’s Fab Face Masks

LUSH makes wonderful, fresh beauty products for skin, hair, and bath time. I recently tried a couple of their fresh masks.

Oatfix Fresh Face Mask – This mask is described as “a delicious blend of banana, vanilla and oats to cleanse, soften and moisturize dry and sensitive skin.”  This smells really yummy, like a dessert. It is a very gentle mask that does not irritate at all and softens the skin nicely. This is great if your skin can’t take harsh mud masks. It also makes a gentle scrub when you are in a hurry.

Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask – “An effective, exfoliating face mask wich gives normal to oily skin a softened smoothed and radiant glow. Polishing almond shell is balanced by the skin softening qualities of almond oil and seaweed gel.” This is a great scrubby mask that will leave skin glowing. I like to leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then scrub it off with water for an extra bit of exfoliation. This smells like lavender, which is another ingredient, and is very green! 

You can only buy the masks at LUSH stores. Since they are made fresh daily, they can’t be shipped. So visit your nearest LUSH store and enjoy!

My 5 Top Finds in 2009 — So Far…

 

I am so excited, as this is my 100th blog post! I started my blog in September 2008. But since January, I have received lots of fantastic products from fab companies to sample and review. I have looked back and found my 5 very favorite products or companies. These items are so good, I would definitely purchase them!

1. Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss ($20.00 USD www.lipstickqueen.com) — is probably the best gloss I have tried. Its light reflecting particles create the illusion of fuller lips without irritating ingredients. And it is creamy, not sticky. FAB!

2. Anything from Kenzo (www.kenzousa.com)! From their fragrances to their skincare items, Kenzo is all about quality and just plain fabulosity! Their scents are very subtle and fresh, like the Eau de Fleur de The – Tea (1.7 oz , $55.00 USD).

3. EcoTools (www.parispresents.com/EcoTools_s/36.htm) Makes the most wonderful — and affordable — makeup brushes and tools and are created from recycled and sustainable materials. I’m really digging the Foundation Brush ($5.99 USD) and the Recycled Aluminum Retractable Kabuki Brush ($7.99 USD) right now, but their are so many to choose from!

4. Tigi Love, Peace & The Planet line is a really fantastic eco-friendly line for your hair. The Eco Awesome Cranberry Orange Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner($19.95 each USD) smells out of this world! It’s not up on the TIGI Website yet, but it should be soon.

5. LUSH (www.lushusa.com) makes lovely fresh handmade bath and beauty items. I really love their bath bombs! What a fun treat. But they also make quality skincare and haircare.

These are just a few of my favorite products that I have tried. I have been so lucky to love almost everything that I have received. You are welcome to peruse my blog for other awesome items that you haven’t tried yet!

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics — Truly Unique Products

Looking for a way to spice up bath time? Try LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics bath products. These aromatic products are made with organic fruits and vegetables as well as essential oils and safe synthetics.  These planet friendly items are made fresh with little or no preservatives or packaging. They even tell  you when they were made, so you know just how fresh they are!

Here are some fun and fragrant bath products that I recommend: 

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb ($6.25 USD), “is the perfect bath bomb for a romantic evening for two, or an indulgent evening for one. Romantic pink water and an incredibly sexy jasmine fragrance set the mood… and once the rice paper rose petals fill your tub, there’s no holding back” states the website.  Some of the ingredients are Jasmine Absolute, Clary Sage Oil, and Ylang Ylang. This fizzes up then gives you very pink and fragrant bath water. It’s so nice! But if this isn’t the scent for you LUSH makes lots of Bath Bombs in various scents.

Karma Bubble Bar ($7.85 USD), “has a spicy Far Eastern influence, with traditional European lavender and a splash of light orange dancing around in there somewhere. Once struck, you’ll want it in every form that exists. Here it is as a bubble bar.” This also contains Pine Oil, Lemongrass Oil and Gardenia Extract. To use, break off a piece of the bar and crumble it under running water. It then gives you lots of bubbles.  

Lemslip Buttercream ($8.75 USD for a 1/4 lb, sold by weight),  “This delightful conditioning body cleanser makes your skin feel clean and silky. Astringent and toning lemon and lime rouse you for a new day. Softening cocoa and coconut butters make you smooth and soft for a night in a cocoon of satin sheets. With Lemslip, your bath or shower becomes an extravagant pleasure. What a lovely way to start or end the day”! This is a jell-like soap that is very lemony and feels very nice while washing you up! I used it before I shaved my legs and it help the razor glide right across! 

To purchase these products as well as others for face cleansing and moisturizing, hair products and perfumes, check out their website at www.lushusa.com. Happy shopping!