Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Merry Lush Christmas.

You know its getting to that time of year when Starbucks bring out their Red Cups and Lush are using their Christmas bags.

Now I am a true believer of when a product is working for your skin, stick with it and this was my main reason for my visit this time to Lush. I have been using Aqua Marina and Tea Tree toner water as my cleanser and toner for at least a year now and they really work to keep my skin clear and lovely.

What I really like about Lush is the descriptions of the products. They are masters at providing detailed factual advice and ingredients and making it fun! I really enjoy reading the descriptions and I thought you guys might like to as well. So here they are, the three products that I bought in Lush’s own words.

Aqua Marina:

“Our pink squishy cleanser that was inspired by mermaids. An ocean of ingredients to soothe and calm the skin.
We make a mixture of carrageen extract, vegetable glycerine, Irish moss gel and aloe vera gel. We mix in fine sea salt, sweet wild orange oil and patchouli oil. Then we bind these together with calamine powder and kaolin. Finally we roll the mix inside a large sheet of nori seaweed - to create a huge facial sushi.
Together they make a mineral rich cleanser that is packed full of emollient ingredients to soften the skin and clay powders to deep clean and absorb grease. The texture is amazing, the smell is rich and comforting – but most of all this leaves your skin calm, smooth and renewed. 
Takes the stingray out of skin that has been caught by the wind and sun.
When we first wrapped this product in seaweed, we stood back to admire it and only then realised that it looked like a mermaid's tail. We still giggle every time we think about it. So we named it after Marina from the 60s cult show Stingray”.

Tea Tree Toner Water:

“Tea tree is a wonder oil for anyone with oily or spot prone skin. It has antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobal properties.
Where the skin needs balancing, where there are spots, gentle tea tree is just the job.
Also contains grapefruit water and juniperberry water to refresh and tone the skin.
Our toner water range is an attempt to deliver good quality essential oils to your face in the correct concentration. They are not just toners, but are aromatherapy in dilution, ready to be used at a moment's notice.
They can be used for removing traces of cleansers and face products – but can also be used at any time of the day as a quick facial refresher or to cool the skin”.

Lil Lush Pud Bath Bomb:

“We all want some figgy pudding. But instead we have a Lush Pud, because it’s kinder on the hips and doesn’t leave you pinned to your chair with indigestion for hours.
Looking like a miniature traditional Christmas pudding, smelling of marzipan and full of lovely goodies like lemon peel powder, clove powder, aloe vera extract and rose absolute, this ballistic will leave you feeling peace and goodwill towards all men. And whilst you were blissed out in the smell, that aloe vera extract will have been soothing and bringing clam to your winter skin.
This ballistic is a Christmas institution with our staff and customers alike. We have been making it now for more than 10 years, with people coming back each December just to buy it.
It’s a little bit of tradition that we hope never goes out of fashion.
Shares the same fragrance as our Xmas number one – Snowcake soap”.

As you can imagine no trip to Lush would be complete with out the purchase of a little goodie. This came in the form of Lil Lush Pud. Self explanatory now you have seen it. It is in fact a bath bomb in the theme of a Christmas pudding, so cute! And smells devine. I did however have a small issue with this product. It turns the bath water in to a murky brown colour which kind of looked like a baby sans nappy had been in there before me……if you know what I mean. This is just my girly side coming out however because I did manage to soak in the bath for approximately 30mins so the colour didn't actually affect the relaxation at all.


Aqua Marina: £5.95
Tea Tree:£3.75 100g or £7.00 250g
Lil Lush Pud Bath Bomb: £1.95

I may have also had a quick peek at the Christmas gifts on my visit, purely for research purposes of course and I can tell you Lush does not disappoint. If you are looking for a bath type Christmas gift for any price range, check them out here. The presentation of the pre-packed gifts are amazing and just think saves you time wrapping.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Keep a look out for some more gift ideas coming your way soon.

Stacey x x  

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