Or not. This happened. Oops.
In my defense, everything just smelled so good and I had been in a bit of a lousy mood, so everything just got so much better when I went in that I just couldn't control myself. I grabbed the shampoo and then the salesgirl asked if I had tried the conditioner. I've been having a bit of a rough time with my hair lately so I got sucked into that and I'm not even sure how to use a solid conditioner! Then the Valentines Day stuff caught my eye, particularly the gloss, so into my hands that went... and then of course, their little impulse-buy area at the cash had the Charity Pot, and for $5.95, who can resist? Certainly not I.
I'm really enjoying The Kiss gloss, which was definitely a "blind" purchase for me. I had often considered LUSH's lip products but never quite pulled the trigger. This one - a gloss in a tin, imagine that! - is very nice and leaves a pinky pearlescent sheen on my lips. It's very nice and hydrating too - definitely a success! My one complaint is that it smells exactly like Hubba Bubba bubblegum, and it can be a bit overwhelmingly sweet. I'm sure I'll survive though. As for the shampoo, well, it's no secret that I love it. It gives me an extra 12 hours or so between washes and gives great volume. I have purchased a sulfate-free shampoo from Aveeno to alternate with Big, as Big can be a bit harsh if used too often. Hopefully this combination is a good one!
This was my first time buying a moisturizer from LUSH, and I'm quite enjoying the Charity Pot. Along with the sale price going to a bevy of great causes, it moisturizes really nicely and has a nice neutral scent to it (apparently it's made with cocoa butter and ylang-ylang, but I have no idea what ylang-ylang is supposed to smell like). I've read some reviews lamenting how offensive the smell is, but I honestly hardly even notice it. I've been slathering it on these past few days, and I will probably be all done with it much sooner than I would like!
I'm a bit apprehensive about this solid conditioner. In all of my 24 years, I have never attempted to use anything other than regular, run-of-the-mill liquid/cream conditioner. I'm currently using the Shiseido Tsubaki conditioner, but am quite underwhelmed by it, so I thought this would be nice to try. I have yet to delve in, but I'm sure you'll hear about it once I do! :)
What are some of your recent LUSH purchases? Any hidden gems?