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Friday, February 21, 2014

Take my money. Just take it.

It started as an innocent enough trip to LUSH, just to repurchase their lovely Big Shampoo (which I love) and maybe do some harmless browsing. I had every intention of buying just the one item. Just the shampoo. 

Or not. This happened. Oops. 


lush haul soap shampoo conditioner gloss lotion

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. 


lush haul the kiss gloss valentine

lush haul big shampoo volume sea salt

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!


lush haul charity pot moisturizer lotion

lush haul big conditioner solid

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? 

xo Chloë
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  1. For some reason, I really love the title of this post, haha. I've never bought anything from LUSH! Which I suppose is a bit surprising, lol. A lot of their products do seem really interesting/neat though. I'd love to know what you think about the solid conditioner- the whole concept of a conditioner in solid form is so strange. A gloss in a tin is pretty cool too! Great post! :) xx

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    1. I just used the solid conditioner for the first time today - very, very weird, but I like it okay! It will certainly take some getting used to haha ;)

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