July 8th, 2016

Let’s open it up!


The other day I was invited to go see how they make Lush products and give it a go myself. I would have loved to, but their closest factory is in Dorset and I don’t feel comfortable leaving the pugs alone for too long.

So the person that wrote me, Hannah, decided to put together a lovely (and huge) package for me, full of products to try out!


Let’s begin with their makeup, because I have tried a few things before but not many of these. I do love the Bubblegum lip scrub, I have purchased it a few times before.


It tastes so good, and it does a great job.

But I never had the chance to try the other makeup stuff she included. So let’s go over them.


There are 3 lip products: two lipsticks and one lip balm.


The lip balm is clear and has a faint sweet scent – just the way I prefer it.

The “Soul” lipstick is clear as well, but with colourful sparkles. It reminds me of the 90s for some reason, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Vey cute!

The other one “Perspective” is a rosy shade, which means it’s easy to pull off.


I was then intrigued by these tiny bottles, which I wasn’t sure what they were at first. To my surprise, they are two stunning shades of eyeliner. Look at the colours! So gorgeous, and so intense.


I was also impressed with these pigments. The white/golden one is the prettiest thing.

I didn’t know Lush had so much to pick from when it comes to makeup, and Hannah did a fantastic job at selecting shades that would suit me.


I have been recommended plenty of times to try out their perfumes, by you, marzipans, and finally now I have one! This one smells mostly like oranges, which reminds me of summer. Lovely scent.


A cool product I’ve never seen before is this Candy Floss powder. I was confused by how to use it, but you simply take some in your hand and use it in the shower to scrub your body.


I absolutely love the packaging, so vintage-looking, and the smell is so sweet!


Onto bottles, she sent me four. One is the Rehab shampoo, which I’m familiar with as I’ve used it before and liked it; the other things are new to me.

I started by using the cleansing lotion: it felt very light and the consistency is a bit runny. I think this would be perfect for people with sensitive skin as it is so delicate, and I am going to start using it in the morning to wash my face.

The Dirty shower gel is something I would see Felix use more than me: the scent reminded me more of a male product, because it’s minty and that’s the kind of scent my brother or dad would usually go for, but if you are not into sweet stuff this might be a great alternative for you.

The Comforter shower cream smells like a mix of berries, as if you got a candy pouch, but it’s not too overwhelming. Plus, the colour is so intense!


Here you can see their consistency. Not sure that helps, but just in case you were curious.


Another product I always use is this Sea Water spray, which works as a toner. I find this to be very helpful when my skin starts to break out, as it balances it and makes it feel nicer overall. I keep a bottle of this by my bathtub at all times, just for safety!


Now we can look into bath bombs and bubble bars: I never used the Pink Flamingo and the Intergalactic bath bomb, so I made sure to use them both today, whilst taking a bath.

In fact, today was kind of a slow day. I woke up a bit later than usual and only went to the gym and answered emails. I was needing to relax and this box full of goodies was just what I needed!


Here is the water turning into a dark  blue (with golden glitter that didn’t show up on camera) and some bubbles I made with the flamingo. I like how even the bubble bar foamed up a bit, and it added extra moisture to the bath as one of it’s main ingredients was shea butter.

I did not want to use all the bath bombs at once, so I don’t have pictures of each of them, BUT I have used them before and I can say that they are all very nice. I always buy the Sakura one and the Dragon’s egg. Sex Bomb is also great!


But now let’s focus on all these pots.

I’ve tried all of them today for the first time, except for the Retread hair conditioner and Let the Good Times Roll, which I’m both keeping for another day. I have smelled them, and the second one (which is a cleanser) smells particularly amazing: it has polenta, cinnamon and popcorns as ingredients – how fun is that? haha

Anyway, here are some notes I took while putting them on:

  • Ocean Salt: great scrub for the entire body, but will probably mainly apply it to my face. It has actual sea salt in it, but it’s soft enough not to hurt the skin;
  • Mask of Magnaminty: felt like a clay mask, with the addition of peppermint which made my skin all cool and nice. Helps with acne, which is great for me;
  • Vanishing Cream: as the name says, it does absorb very fast but still leaves the skin feeling extra moisturised. I like it because with my generally oily skin I need something light;
  • Rub Rub Rub body scrub: at first I thought it wouldn’t do it for me, by the look of it, because I tend to use thicker granules, but this really surprised me. First of all, the scent is nice, but the scrub not only works, but it leaves the skin feeling extremely soft.
  • Sympathy for the Skin: I applied this to legs and hands. As I’m typing this long blog post I can still feel my hands being soft;
  • Ro’s Argan body conditioner: not sure what the difference is from a lotion, but I did use this on the chest, shoulders and arms. Same results as the above product, but as far as scent goes, this one is delicious!


We did it! That is all.

I hope you found this somewhat useful if you are looking to shop at Lush any time soon. I personally love their products and ethics so I was more than happy when I got this package.

Thanks again Hannah for allowing me to pamper myself today!

Do you have a favourite product from Lush, marzipans?




  1. Kendra

    All these products look so colorful and fun I’m tempted to try it. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try things like this for awhile(bath bombs, face/hair masks) but I have extremely sensitive skin which makes me scared to try any but I really what to cause they look so nice! Any recommendations for sensitive skin?


  2. mindandmatterweb

    The Comforter is such a lovely product! It smells amazing and actually smells and feels comforting…if that makes sense ^^ How wonderful to have been able to test all those products, Lush have so much lovely ones and relaxing ones too. I agree Sex Bomb is a really good one! My fave ones though have to be Butterball and Twilight due to the scent and how lovely and soft they make my skin feel. You just can’t go wrong with Lush for cruelty free, natural and relaxing products – thanks for sharing these ones Marzia, I may have to give some a try


  3. Charlotte Hedges

    Just a little factoid for ya, the Sun perfume actually reacts to the chemicals in your skin so it smells different on different skin types. Personally, the Sun smells like straight orange juice on my skin but on my friends skin it smelt like insect repellent 😂. I’m glad the Sun smells like oranges on your skin, Marzia. I hope you enjoy those bath bombs!!!


  4. Ruby Vita

    I am so envious that you got all this awesome stuff from Lush! The Intergalactic bath bomb is my favorite one, I love the scent, the glitter and all the deep, bold colors!
    I also really like Mask of Magnaminty, but the Lush sleeper hit for me has gotta be Kalamazoo. It’s marketed as a beard wash for men, but I use it as my face wash and it does wonders. I have dry skin though, so the creamy wash is really hydrating for me.
    I also like Angels on Bare Skin, and I love their Fairly Traded Honey shampoo, it makes my hair super shiny.

    Thanks for the genuine blogs and videos, they always cheer me up. Even though I am much older than you, I find you inspiring!


  5. Mac Knapp

    I love the shower jelly called refresher and you would love it it smells like lemons! And my other favorite is the hair custard it smells like aa vanilla cake batter and is amazing on my thin hair and would be healthy for your exentions!


  6. kayleigharthur96

    Wow what a great set! I love LUSH, and reading this has been helpful as it has gave me a couple of suggestions on what to buy next 🙂
    Have you tried the creamy candy bubble bar yet? That one is really nice! I am always buying that one. 🙂


  7. Aino Alvas

    I SO SO recommend you try Lush’s solid shampoo bars. I’ve used them for about a year now and will probably never buy other shampoo again. They’re so fun to use and one bar equals three bottles worth of shampoo, so they save so much water and packaging materials! My fave is Seanik!


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