A couple of weeks ago I decided to pop in a stock up on some of their christmas products. Theres a lot to go through to lets jump right in!
When i first went in i was looking to try a shampoo and a conditioner. My hair is very difficult to work with, it's thick and heavy, it gets really greasy quite quickly at the roots but at the ends, because of bleaching in the past, its totally dry and feels like straw! Its also coloured to i need something that helps keep colour lasting as long as possible!!
Once i'd listed my demands to the lovely Lush girl she suggested I tried these 2 products.
Blousey is a banana shampoo that doesn't lather but helps put moisture into your hair. The reason it doesn't lather is because the lathering product in shampoos is what pulls the colour out of hair. It was a bit weird to get used to at first but after a couple of washes i had it worked out and i think i've now fallen in love with this shampoo! I haven't noticed a difference in how long my hair stays clean and non greasy for but the colour has stayed in for longer than i expected! Theres only one thing i don't like about this and thats the smell while it's in the tub, it apparently smells of banana, cloves, star anise and pimento berry. In the tub i really don't like it! But once it's on the hair i really like the scent thats left!
American Cream is a lanolin based conditioner with honey, strawberries and fresh orange juice in. The lanolin is supposed to help make you're hair soft and not tangly. Im really quite disappointed with this! I was hoping it would work wonders on my dry, straw like and easily tangled ends but on it's own it works for one day but on the second day my ends are horribly dry, tangled and looks really dull! Ive been using this after i use my Dove Intensive Repair conditioner (this stuff is a miracle in a bottle! Definitely check it out! It makes my ends feel absolutely amazing!) purely because this stuff makes my hair smell a-maz-ing!!! Even though, i won't be repurchasing this.
If you're a regular Lush customer and you don't know what Snow Fairy is you must of been living under a rock. Every year Lush bring this little bottle of heaven out. It smells of candy floss and pear drops and has shimmer through it! I love it so much but managed to restrain myself to one little 100g bottle (i'm planning on going back for more!!!). I actually use this sometimes in a bath to create bubbles not just as a shower gel because it makes my skin feel so soft and smell delicious!!
Next up is the bath bombs and bubble bars. The first 2 are ones i've used. The rest i'm saving for December (which i think i might just make!)
I think this little guy was the very first bubble bar i picked up. He is The Christmas Penguin. How adorable?! He smells pretty awesome too! The scent is based on Lush's Olive Branch shower gel, it smells of orange flower and sicilian mandarin oil which make the bath smell so relaxing! I tend to hold bubble bars directly under the tap and let it crumble into the bath this gives you huge amounts of bubbles!
Look at this little cutie?! Although mine seems to be missing his nose and an eye! His name is The Melting Snowman. I think he looks rather sad but boy does he make your bath smell amazing, cinnamon, lime and sweet orange are just a few of the warm christmassy scents that make up this little bubble bar! He's made up of bicarbonate soda to soften the water and cocoa and shea butters help to soften your skin.
The last of the bubble bars is this pretty thing. Now, if you know me you will automatically know exactly why i had to have this! 1. Its sparkly 2. Its pretty 3. It's a WAND for crying out loud!!! Plus, it's Snow Fairy on a stick! Swirl this around your bath a couple of times and then put it away somewhere safe to reuse in another bath! Because it's snow fairy it makes your bath smell like candy floss and pear drops and makes your skin feel silky soft!
This is Golden Wonder. As you can see it's shaped like a present, as you can't see too well in this picture it is covered in gold glitter that the minute you touch it your fingers are caked in! So, this little present may look kind of boring on the outside but as with a lot of gifts, the inside is a lot more exciting! If you shake this you can hear the contents rattle and apparently when you drop it into the bath it turns the water a magical rainbow of colours. It smells of champagne cocktails which in my mind makes it sound like something you should maybe only use on a special occasion? We'll see if i an resist the temptation to make a boring saturday night feel a little bit more exciting...
When i picked this up the colours and pictures on this were a lot clearer. It seems to have started disintegrating a little bit in the bag but i don't think that will effect it's use too much! Shoot for the Stars is a very fitting name and this is another one i'm quite excited to use! It smells of honey-toffee and is based on Lush's Honey I Washed the Kids soap. When you drop this into your bath it's supposed to make the water turn into a swirling mixture of colours that remind you of the night sky.
Last but not least i picked this cute little grotto up. It's called Secret Santa which is actually probably the main reason i picked it up….inside there's supposed to be a little red santa that appears when you tap this on the side of a bath. I've read mixed reviews on whether or not there is actually a red santa inside so i decided to see for myself! (i'll keep you posted!) Luckily this smells gorgeous! It represents that smell you are hit with as you walk in, or past, a Lush store. The mixture of rich smelling essential oils. Even while this sits in it's bag it has made my whole room smell of a Lush store and i love it!
So thats everything from my trip to Lush this time around, I will probably be back before christmas to stock up on a few things (cough-snow fairy-cough) but unless i get a lot of new things i probably won't do a post on it….or maybe i will…hmm we'll see!
I hope you're all having a lovely start to this week as we officially start the count down to December! Keep your eyes peeled for a small christmas gift guide that i'm aiming to put up before the 1st!
Has anyone started there Christmas shopping yet? I keep trying to but for some reason this year i just can't get into the mind set! Oh well, i'm hoping to get up to Glasgow to see the christmas market over the weekend so maybe that'll help get me in the mood! That and the wonderful Mr Buble! ;)