Lush Haul.

Lush Haul

Hey there, bow friends!

How are you all doing? Awesome, I hope!  I got a really lovely opportunity to get to go to Lush (Thanks Beau and family!<3) and have a good look around this last week.  And as some of you will  know, you can’t come out of Lush empty handed.  I thought I’d share with you a few of the things that I brought home with me.

Tea Tree Toner Water; Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleanser; Porridge Soap; Bohemian Soap; Rock Star Soap.
Tea Tree Toner Water; Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleanser; Porridge Soap; Bohemian Soap; Rock Star Soap.

Tea Tree Toner Water – $9.95 The last time I used a toner it was the Simple Soothing Facial Toner.  I wasn’t completely sold on it, but it was gentle and something to use at the time.  I couldn’t tell the difference between my skin with or without toner with the Simple one and thought I’d try something else.  I could see the difference in my skin after the first time I spritzed with the Tea Tree Toner.  It has the ever so magical combination of tea tree, grapefruit, and juniper berry to help control oil, act as an astringent, keep things clean, and balance out the skin.  I love this so much.

Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleanser – $13.95 I had first heard of this spot treatment in a video from Sammi of beautycrush.  I suffer from some hormonal acne (yum) and get really annoyed with it.  I’ve used this for the last week and I it’s worked wonders.  It wears well under makeup as well as without.  It reduces the redness and size of my spots and dries them out.  As it also has tea tree in it, it has antibacterial properties that help keep everything sanitary.  This is a winner in my book.

Butterball Bath Bomb – $4.95 I can’t leave Lush without a bath bomb.  I haven’t used this one just yet, but I’m excited to.  It smells like vanilla and honey and is meant to make the bath water creamy and buttery.  I can’t wait to have a relaxing bath with this little guy.

Porridge; Bohemian; Rock Star.
Porridge; Bohemian; Rock Star.

Porridge Soap – $6.95 While I was in the store, I asked you all on twitter if there was anything from Lush you thought I should try.  Megan of Little Miss Average recommended a few things to me, but the one that stood out most was Porridge.  The soap smells like caramel/cinnamon oatmeal and has oats in it to help exfoliate and soften the skin.  It also apparently has organic orange juice in it to help brighten too.  I’ll be honest, whenever I smell it I just want to eat it.

Bohemian Soap – $7.50 One of the best parts of Lush is the free samples.  I was really excited to have a piece of Bohemian soap in my bag as I’m crazy about fresh lemony scented soaps.  The soft lemon smell is gorgeous and due to the lemon oil, it’s apparently a great facial cleanser.  I’m not sure I’ll be using it for that, but I will use this thing up.

Rock Star Soap – $7.95 Another free sample was a nib of Rock Star soap.  I’m not crazy about this one, I do have to say.  It smells like overwhelmingly sweet candy with a dash of very musky perfume.  Apparently there’s a ton of vanilla in this, which I normally love, but I’m not head over heels this time.

And that’s everything, besides a piece of Dirty soap for beau.  He loves minty scents.  I hope some of my mini reviews were helpful!  You’ll probably see the toner and the spot treatment in an upcoming post of some sort.

Have a great weekend everyone!  We shall talk soon.

-Tara Joy ❤

PS – I’ve got an old post on my skincare routine from last summer.  Would you like to see an updated one?  Let me know in the comments or on twitter! (:

PPS – Thanks again to my family away from home for the lovely surprise that gave me the opportunity to go to Lush.  I miss you all very much.

19 thoughts on “Lush Haul.

  1. Sam

    Aw. I love the little letter beads spelling out Lush. Cute photos. 🙂 I’ve been to lush once, but I was a bit put off by the price. You definitely got a lot of goodies to try out. The tea tree oil cleanser sounds amazing. Maybe next time I am in a Lush, I will give it a second look.

    • beausandbows

      Thanks!(: I thought the beads were perfect for this. The prices can be a bit high sometimes. When it comes to the soaps and facial cleansers, I think it’s pretty reasonable as you can tell them “I want a $4 piece” if that’s all you want to spend. I have a $4 piece of Fresh Farmacy that has lasted me months now. Products like the toners and spot treatments as well as the lotions I think can be a bit pricy at times, but if you find one you love it’s worth it. I’d rather use something all natural and pay a bit more for it then a bottle of chemicals from the drugstore that’s a dollar or two cheaper.

      -Tara Joy

      • Sam

        No, I totally agree. I have been getting more natural with my skin care, so it might be worthwhile to look in Lush. I tend to splurge on facial products just to avoid some of the nasty chemicals you find in drugstore products.

    • beausandbows

      I’ll have a look! (: Aww man, really? ): They should have thrown some in your bag! Sometimes they’ll ask you if there’s anything specific you’d like as samples and they’ll cut it for you. Don’t be shy! If you like something, but don’t want a big piece totally ask for a sample.

      -Tara Joy

  2. captivatinglifetolive

    Great haul! Last time I was in lush I was going tog et grease lightning but they were all out, sad face. But she was lovely enough to make me a sample and so far I’m loving it! I’ve also tried porridge and while I loved it while it lathered I hated the way my skin felt after I rinsed, but I feel that way with almost all bar soaps unfortunately.

    • beausandbows

      I’m glad you at least got to try it! It’s an absolute savior. The only bar soap I love is Lush Sandstone because it’s a good exfoliator, but I have trouble with bar soap too so we’ll see.

      -Tara Joy

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