Monday, February 28, 2011


I ordered some more LUSH products while I was at school. A couple new different soaps, a solid conditioner bar, a solid moisturizer bar,  and a couple lip products- a scrub and a tint. Since I only got everything this morning, I obviously haven't had a chance to try it all. Here's what my initial impressions are- of the items I've tried and the items I haven't tried.

It Started With A Kiss - This is a lip tint that I decided I'd like to try. It comes in a cute little tin with a title sticker on top and ingredients sticker on bottom. On opening it, it's a bright reddish color, and smells like.... hmm.... a little bit of chocolate, a little bit of cinnamon. I can't really place exactly what it smells like, but it's yummy smelling. The consistency... it's pretty solid. It takes wee bit of pressure to get color onto your finger, but once you've got it, you can pat the color onto your lips with no problem. It's not uber moisturizing, but at the same time... it's not drying. If your lips are in good condition when applied, they'll remain in good condition, perhaps a bit softer, even. The color isn't extreme, it's just a gentle pop of color. A very gently pop of color, without being exceptionally sheer. I've used it a few times today, and I'm liking it so far. I do wish it had a bit more moisture, but while it doesn't have a lot of moisturizer, it also doesn't leave lips looking all wet and sticky.

Bubble Gum - This is a lip scrub. I've never used one before, so this was a new thing for me. The ingredients in this.... primarily sugar. Lemme type them up, it's a short list: castor sugar, organic jojoba oil, flavor, dye. Yeah. that's it. So pretty much... it's sugar held together with a wee bit of oil. Using it is very simple- you get a wee bit on your finger, and them rub it over your lips. Thanks to the simple ingredients, you can just lick your lips when you're done, you don't have to hunt for a cloth to wipe them off on. It smells like the fairy godmother soap that I got awhile ago, very fruity and sweet. I like using this just before the lip tint, it seems to apply good after using this scrub.

Schnuggle - This one is a solid body moisturizer. I got a bar moisturizer awhile ago, but it was an exfoliater also..... and I had to rinse after using it, so it was more of a shower bar. It did a good job, but I was looking for something to use outside the shower, so I got this to try. The smell isn't fantastic. It's not terrible, but since I prefer fruity smelly stuff, this was just "meh". It smells... like plants. With a sharp edge. Maybe some eucalyptus is in there. I haven't gotten to try it yet, but am excited to do so.

Jungle - Ok. I can't find a link on their website for this. Which is really... weird. Since I ordered it from there. Anyways. This is a solid conditioner. I tried their solid shampoo and ended up loving it, so I wanted to try out a solid conditioner also. It's... green. And smells very plant-ish. Very... uhm... Deep in the forest plant-ish. Kindof... "zest" y. Not too terrible, but honestly not something I would have chosen for myself in the store if I had smelled it before ordering. I'll be trying it tomorrow morning to see how it works out.

Honey I Washed The Kids - This is a soap bar. When I went to their store in person, this is actually was gonna be my first choice, before I got my hands on the fairy godmother soap. So I ordered this to give it a shot. It smells sweet, like honey. Simple.

Mandarins Tea Party - Another soap that I liked the sound of and want to try. I haven't opened it up yet, but when I smell the outside of the paper.... It smells a little like some kind of citrus. I'm excited to try this.

Samples!!! Like I said earlier- I love, love, LOVE ordering from sites like this because there's always some awesome samples. This time they sent me a couple different shampoos- The Blonde and Trichomania. The blonde, I can't really justify using considering that I just dyed my hair a dark brown. But, the other one I can certainly take a shot at to see how it goes.

I've been using the solid shampoo bar from these guys for a little over a month now, and wanted to write a bit about how awesome it is. It smells like cinnamon and peppermint, and is just amazing. It makes an awesome lather, and leaves my hair feeling awesome. I kinda do have to use it with a conditioner to help with tangles, but it really is awesome.

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