Thursday, April 21, 2011


Okay, so I probably should change my blog name to "Lushsession" or something conveying how
obsessed I am with that place. I think one of the best things about the store, being a girl on a budget, is how generous they are with samples. I went in today to pick up my new fresh face mask (I used my other one all up!), and I left with another mask (in a generous free sample) and another generous sample of what they call a body polish. I love how I can try anything I am interested out a couple of times before I decide if its worth buying or not. Its also a great way to try out all sorts of products for free! I also grabbed a bubble bar and a bath melt for a nice relaxing bath since the tub at my parents house actually works...

First I want to give an update on the Catastrophe Cosmetic mask I tried a few days ago. Remember whenever I said how I liked it, but I probably wouldn't purchase it unless it magically cleared up my breakouts over night? Well, it did, so I bought it! I am now obsessed with this mask. It smells delicious, calms and soothes while moisturizing, and keeps my skin clear! I guess it's called a mask for catastrophes for a reason :P

The mask I got a sample of is the one I have been interested called AYESHA.  It has all sorts of ingredients in it that are supposed to tighten up your pores and leave your skin radiant. My first impression of this mask is that it smells strongly of the asparagus and vinegar in its ingredients instead of the honey, kiwi, and rose water. Although it's not a horrible smell, its definitely not as pleasant as the BB Seaweed and the Catastrophe Cosmetic. It was a very firm mask that was a little difficult to get from out of the tub and onto my face, but I managed. The smell doesn't stay super strong, but it definitely doesn't go away as you're wearing it. The results were... okay.. It definitely left my skin feeling tightened, but I am not so sure I enjoy that feeling. I like my face to feel super soft and moisturized. But, there are people who really enjoy feeling squeaky clean. Although this mask really doesn't serve much of a purpose to me as a night time healing mask, I bet it would be really good to put on in the morning prior to putting on makeup! I will use up my sample, but won't buy it again unless it surprises me like Catastrophe did!

The next sample I got, I absolutely adore (I just wish it wasn't so expensive so I could buy it). It's called Turkish Delight, and its a mix between a body wash and a body butter. Crazy right? It smells like fresh roses, and leaves your skin smelling of the scent for hours afterwards. You put it on, all over, like body butter or lotion before you get in the shower. Then, in the shower it lathers up in a nice cream lather and leaves your skin super clean and soft.
Ingredients: Rose Water, Glycerine, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Rose Oil, Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute

The Bubble Bar I got is called Sunny Side and its a super scary looking, super glittery gold ball. I am not a fan of glitter at all but the smell of this bar (lemony/ organgy) was so delicious I couldn't resist. It made my bath extremely bubbly and turned the water into liquid gold.

The final thing I picked up is a bath melt,  Ceridewen's Cauldron Bath Melt. I LOVE this! It melted and made my bath water like a tub of liquid golden cocoa butter (I used it with the bubble bar). After it melted, I was left with a little bag of dried flowers, whole oats which I used as an awesome body loofah.

Each melt is wrapped in muslin, dipped in wild flowers and tied with a ribbon. When it melts in the hot water, cocoa butter softens the water and moisturizes the body. As they infuse in the water, the oats create a milky effect, which calms and soothes the skin. Cocoa butter and walnut oil melt into the bath-water, frothing slightly, leaving you a muslin bag of whole oats to give your skin a soothing and gently scented scrub.


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