I'd never really ventured into Lush before. I'd always found the mishmash of smells wafting from the store a bit overpowering for my sensitive little self and had always walked by in the past.
I know, I know...I must have been living under a rock!
Fast forward to Christmas '10 and I'm given a Lush gift set as a present. I was a bit indifferent - another 'smelly' set I thought ungratefully. I used the contents as an after thought before a bath late into February the following year.
From that day on I was hooked. My usual quick dips became hour-long sessions of 'me time' and now something I do regularly with my favourite Lush products. To cut a long story short: if Lush did a loyalty scheme - I'd be on a gazzillion points by now.
Here's my two favourite recent Lush purchases which I thought I'd share. If you have a spare bit of cash this January I highly recommend these treats:
First up is the Lip Scrub. I know lots of bloggers have raved about this already. It's perfect for keeping your lips silky smooth & free of chapped skin. I use it as part of my make up routine, particularly if I'm going to wear a heavy lip colour.
I bought the scrub in 'Popcorn' and the only downside is that as it tastes and smells so blimmin' good I have a tendency to lick it! (...which, as it's all natural ingredients is absolutely fine by the way!)
Another product is the Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub.
I'm a lazy moo when it comes to all that cleanse, tone and moisturising lark but one thing I am always adamant I do is exfoliate in the shower.
I've tried many exfoliating products in the past, from cheap and cheerful own brand jobbies to deposit-on-a-house-ridiculous high end exfoliants.
This Lush revelation tops the lot. The blue beaded scrub leaves my skin super soft and smooth, even hours after my shower and it smells great too!
I don't want to put my hippy hat on either but as an animal lover not only do Lush cosmetics leave you feeling amazing, they never buy ingredients from companies that test on animals.
They also actively campaign against animal testing for cosmetics too. (Have a look at their dedicated website here.)
What's not to like?
Do you have a favourite Lush product?
Also Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a set of brand spanking new Toni & Guy hair straighteners worth £79!