Happy New Year everyone! In 2015 I made the decision to only buy cruelty free cosmetics, it’s been interesting to try a whole lot of new brands and products. All my friends and family have now been bombarded by my love of Lush. For Christmas I was gifted some Lush products and I also went a little crazy online during the Boxing Day sale, everything I got was half price! So here’s my little Lush Haul and First Impressions.
Santa’s Belly Shower Jelly
This was a gift from my #nzsecretsanta on twitter, clearly this lovely mystery person got the hint that I was a Lush fan! I like the Christmassy scent of red wine and apple juice and will always be a sucker for sparkly stars, but I find the jelly texture quite difficult to use as I always end up dropping blobs of jelly on the shower floor.
Twilight Bath Bomb
My sister got me the Twilight Bath Bomb, the only product in this haul I’d previously tried. I love using this bath bomb when I’m feeling under the weather or in need of a good sleep. The lavender scent is very relaxing and definitely helps me fall asleep.
No Drought Dry Shampoo
This and the remainder of the haul were part of my Boxing Day sale purchases, all half price! I’ve never tried a dry shampoo as they all seemed a bit expensive for just wanting to try it, and this is the first cruelty-free dry shampoo I’ve seen. The No Drought dry shampoo has a refreshing citrus scent, appears to absorb the oil in my roots and doesn’t leave your hair looking grey if you brush it out. It would be perfect for after the gym or camping trips!
The scent of this is a little off putting, very earthy and natural, but I like the conditioner so far. It left my hair feeling fresh and light. It also encouraged my natural curl which is great.
Fresh Farmacy Cleanser
I was trying to be quick when making my order as I had to go to work, that I didn’t even realise this was a solid cleanser. I had to look up how to use it… The scent is pleasant and my skin felt a little dry after using but fine after moisturising. This cleanser is supposed to be good for spotty skin so only time will tell. My main concern is where to store the cleansing bar that it won’t disintegrate when it’s not being used.
Silky Underwear Dusting Powder
This was the total impulse purchase of the bunch. I’d never heard of a dusting powder, but a quick google informed me that you can use it in many ways to make things smell nice (shoes, skin, underwear etc). I was sold on the fact that it helps with inner thigh chafing (aka chub rub), which is killer in summer. The jasmine scent is a lot more sophisticated than the sweet things I usually choose and I’m looking forward to using it a it more. After using the dusting powder my skin was incredibly soft, and remained so even after showering.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel
It’s pink, sparkly and smells of candy, how could I resist?! The shower gel doesn’t lather up as much as I would like but that could just be because I used quite a small amount in order to make it last longer!
Decisive is a deep, blue-based red liquid lipstick. I found it goes on really smoothly and is super pigmented, to the point where it’s quite easy to make a mess! You definitely have to be careful when applying it, I think I’ll try using a lip brush next time.
I’m really happy with all my Lush purchases! I also liked that the products were well packaged and I got a bonus sample of Sandstone soap, perfect for getting brightly coloured make up off my hands!
I hope you enjoyed this haul, I’d love to hear if you got anything in the Lush Boxing Day sale!