My wonderful fiancé (you can actually see his arms in the back of this picture with my Hello Kitty plate in front of him) treated me to some Lush goodies mainly because he's awesome.
I've said it a few times before, but seriously, I love Lush. They're 100% cruelty free and 100% vegetarian with about 80% of their stuff being vegan. Everyone that works at their stores are super nice and helpful. They really know their products, which is really refreshing because when you go in with an issue, say oily skin for example, they can guide you to everything that helps with oily skin. They can tell you how to use it, and if you just want to try it before you buy it, you can do so at the store or if you're a germaphobe like me and you don't want to try something that a bunch of people's hands have been on, you can get a sample to take home. Of course, you can't take bath bombs and stuff like that home, but anything else that can fit in sample container you can try totally free. They do demo bath bombs and the like in the store though. You can always order online pretty much everything from them, with the exception of the Fresh Face Masks because those need to be refrigerated. But, if you have a store near you, definitely go and check stuff out. Especially because how the description of the scent is online, your nose may pick up totally different scents, which may either make you love or hate the product.
Above is everything I got, which I am super excited to review for you guys as I use them. Everything is new, except for the Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask. I've used that before and I love it!
First up is the Butterball Bath Bomb. This bath bomb has chunks of real cocoa butter in to seriously soften skin. It's also scented with ylang ylang and vanilla. I love this scent! It smells so soothing! This was $4.95, and one of the cheapest bath bombs they offer.
Next, I got the Volcano Foot Mask. This really caught my eye because how often do you hear of feet masks? Not very often. It contains a variety of ingredients papaya, lemon juice, tomatoes, potatoes, essential oils, and pumice. They all work together to cleanse, deodorize, and exfoliate for beautiful sandal ready feet! I got the 4.4oz size which is the smallest size they offer, and it's $13.95.
I also got two samples to try which I'm excited for. Herbalism is a face cleanser meant for oily skin. The smell is quite strong, as it contains rice vinegar to help with excess oil production. It also contains rose absolute to sooth the skin. The smell isn't terrible, but it smells natural and herbally, as to be expected. As usual, I can deal with the smell if it works.
I also got a sample of Putty for the Hands. I was actually talking to the girl who works there because of my OCD and constant hand washing, my hands are forever dry. I use lotion like it's my job. She said this was actually invented for Lush employee's because of how dry their hands get demoing products all day. It's a hand wash that's soap free but it also is a lotion that puts moisture back in your hands as you wash them. I'm super excited to try it!
The little copper beady oval shaped thing is Copperhead solid shampoo bar. I've been eyeing up their shampoo bars forever and plan on using this today when I wash my hair. They offer a lot of different types of shampoo bars for every type of hair and scalp need, but I chose this one because A) it smells amazing because it contains cocoa butter, ground coffee beans, and vanilla absolute and B) it contains henna to help preserve color treated hair, which I have. Plus, it's supposed to last up to 80 washes! I wash my hair 3-4x a week depending on the season, so I'm thinking this will last awhile. This retails for $11,95.
Since I bought a bath bomb, I figured it only made sense to get a bath melt. That white marshmallow shaped thing is Floating Island, a luxury bath melt. It contains vanilla, sandalwood, and a little bit of lemon. The scent is so soothing. These bath melts not only contain great scents, but also contain skin loving ingredients to moisturize your skin while you relax in this tub. This was $7.95.
Last but not least, I got the Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Masks. This is my favorite mask by Lush. It's refrigerated like all of their Fresh Face Masks, which makes it a real treat on a hot summer day. It's made up of calamine and fresh blueberry pieces, with other natural ingredients to make this a real treat for your face. This was $6.95.
Here's my receipt so you can see my total. Overall, great price for great products. Anytime I can spend $11.95 and get 80 shampoos out of that, sign me up. Bath bombs and melts are how I relax, so instead of spending hundreds of dollars at the spa, spending about $13 seems more affordable. Pedicures are about $30 each, and Volcano is a pedicure in a tub. $14.95 and you get a few uses out of it, versus $30 for one pedicure. That speaks for itself. Lastly, you couldn't make a mask containing fresh local blueberries, calamine, chamomile blue, and rose absolute for $6.95. Blueberries alone are $4. In comparison to the alternative, $48.50 is more than affordable, and you get your moneys worth. Plus, you're getting products with real ingredients from a company you can feel good about. Lush rules, not just because of their products, but because of what they represent and what they give back to the community, to charities, and around the world. I want my hard earned money to go where it can make the most difference, and with Lush, it does.