Deodorants -LUSH -Aromaco Deodorant

on 10/13/2018 12:39:00 AM

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There’s a lot of good things. It’s cheap at about $3.50 CAN per 50 g (comparable to drugstore deodorants and anti-perspirants), long-lasting, natural and safe ingredients, etc. However, there’s a big, fat issue with Aromaco… it’s the smell.

At the LUSH store, the deodorant smelled like nothing to me. I believe there were 3 types of deodorants but I chose Aromaco because it smelled the least. Don’t get me wrong - I love scented products, but I don’t want to smell like tea tree oil. I understand the use for the oil - it kills bacteria to prevent odour, but I think LUSH could’ve done a better job adding additional ingredients to make Aromaco smell good.

Aside from the scent, the product works well. Awkward to apply, but goes on smoothly and evenly. There’s no packaging for the product, so I purchased a LUSH tin - a rip-off at $4.00. I’d suggest buying a tin from the dollar store - it does the job. I was worried about experiencing “detox” symptoms. I know people sometimes experience rashes or odour after transitioning to natural deodorants. I had no issues whatsoever. I used it for a while before throwing it out because I couldn’t tolerate the scent any longer. Currently, I’m using Lavanila’s deodorants and they work amazingly. It’s a little pricey - but lasts forever, smells amazing, comes with packaging and has none of those unnatural, harmful ingredients. I highly-recommend it to anyone looking for a good natural deodorant!

The bottom line is, I hate Aromaco because of the scent. There’s all the great qualities about the product including its low-price, longevity, natural ingredients, etc., but the tea tree oil is a turn-off for me. I won’t repurchase this product.


Cleansers -LUSH -Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser

on 10/12/2018 6:36:00 PM

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Yes, it took me FOREVER to give this a go, but I finally ran out of my usual makeup removers and decided to give this cult classic a try. Only 10 ingredients, 8 natural and 2 “safe synthetics” are a big selling feature for me. As is the fact that it’s cruelty free. I opt for cleansing balms because I like the facial massage at the end of the day when I’m removing my makeup. It took some getting used to but it’s worth the effort. What is different with this one is that it doesn’t emulsify like a typical balm or oil, likely because of the beeswax in it however; placing a steamy hot/warm flannel on my face after I massage it in for a bit and then rub away the residue, which I have come to really enjoy, it’s like a mini spa treatment every night. I do follow up with another “regular” cleanser afterward but my skin does feel great after using this product. I’m converted, this is now my makeup remover of choice.

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Cleansers -LUSH -Ultra Bland Facial Cleanser

on 10/12/2018 7:59:00 AM

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I have used this cleanser for a while now and it's one of the best for my combination skin. Ultra Bland facial cleanser has become one of my favourite, easy to use, calming for the skin, I also love the scent especially when I clean my face in the evening, it's very relaxing, I always rinse with a flannel to make sure no residue is left on my face. My desert island cleanser!

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Powders -LUSH -Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

on 10/12/2018 12:42:00 AM

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I got 2.1 oz for $10.95 at a LUSH store and bought this in order to protect my thighs. My thighs tends to get sweaty and rub together when I decide to wear a dress or short shorts in the summer and IT HURTS. One time, it actually rubbed so much that it caused scarring. That's when I decided that I needed a solution, so I read about this dusting powder. Yeah it's a little boujee, but I am a Lushie and the name caught my eye. It has a lovely, light scent that doesn't give me an instant headache and comes in a plastic bottle with a black cap. The packaging is a little weird for a powder product, but I just pour the tiniest amount on my hand and clap my hands together and then apply to my inner thighs. It keeps the sweat away keeps my thick thighs from chaffing. I really like this!

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Lotions/ Creams -LUSH -Dream Cream

on 10/11/2018 4:55:00 PM

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i had great results with dream cream in the past and so i decided to repurchase recently after a long long time. It is still every bit good as i remember. It is absolutely brilliant as a body lotion. It nourished my skin without leaving it tacky and oily. I had been looking for a face cream as well but i was skeptical as i have tried both celestial and Imperialis in the past and both broke me out. So the SA suggested Vanishing Cream and gave me a small sample. i tried vanishing cream for 2 days but realized that it quickly disappeared into my skin and i didn't feel as if it really moisturized. So i started to use Dream Cream as my nightly face cream. I am blown away by how well it works. I only use the tiniest amount. It sinks in quickly and leave my skin plump and moisturized. And for reference, my skin is a schizophrenic combination type. Some parts are superrrr oily and some parts are sahara-dry. It works superbly for me. So don't be put off by comments of people claiming it is too rich for the face. You only need the smallest possible amount.
I also find myself puzzled at the claims of Dream Cream smelling really bad. Its downright baffling. I think it smells wonderful. Nothing cloying or artificial..just a mild herbal mix of lavender and oatmeal. Then again, i also loveee the smell of AOBS which alot of people also complain about.
All in all, i absolutely love dream cream and have decanted part of my huge tub into a smaller Lush pot for use on the face while using the rest as a body lotion. Makes it worth every buck as i don't need to fork out another small fortune for a tiny 45ml pot of moisturizer.

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Skincare -LUSH -Just to Clarify Jelly Mask

on 10/11/2018 3:30:00 AM

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C'est jusqu'à présent mon masque Lush préféré. Cela rend ma peau si brillante. Les gens complètent toujours ma peau après mon utilisation. je vais le racheter car vraiment je peux pas me séparée avec je vous le recommande..


Skincare -LUSH -Just to Clarify Jelly Mask

on 10/11/2018 1:22:00 AM

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I was looking to try a face mask from Lush and was recommended this to try and at $13.95 for a reasonably sized tub I decided to go for it. It is called a jelly face mask and while that does accurately describe the texture, it does leave out that it has some exfoliant in it. The smell of Just to Clarify is very pleasant and feels very nice on the face. The instructions say to use for ten minutes before washing off. I felt that my skin looked and did not feel any different. I tried to wear it for twice as long with the only result being that the mask was drier on my face and still no difference in my skin. While this is a nice, soft mask for someone with dry, sensitive skin like myself, I did not notice any benefits to using the mask. The only real positive was that it felt pleasant while the mask was on. I do not think I will be repurchasing it.

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Gels/Soaps -LUSH -Plum rain

on 10/10/2018 1:48:00 PM

Plum rain shower gel by lush contains:umeboshi infusion,glycerine,fresh plum juice,water,osmanthus absolute, petit grain oil, sicilian red mandarine,carrangeenan extract. Perfect for autumn! It really smells like plum! It lathers well on a washcloth or hands. It leaves the skin fresh and smooth. Love it!

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Hair Treatments -LUSH -Damaged Hot Oil Treatment

on 10/9/2018 1:06:00 AM

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I absolutely love this.
I have dry hair, prone to split ends and needed a product to help.
The way I used this product gave my hair extra moisture as well as sealing my split ends. I got 2 uses out of it.

1) Boil water and half fill a mug.
2) Stir in until a creamy consistency.
3) Apply to ends of hair and a small amount to roots of hair. (This is a little tricky but totally worth it)
4) Leave in for 20mins.
5) Rinse out of hair with warm water in shower.

I also think this product is great because it has very little packaging which is great for the environment.

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Lotions/ Creams -LUSH -Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion

on 10/4/2018 10:52:00 PM

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This is my favorite lotion of all time. I am a huge fan of lavender scented anything, but many products have a synthetic and sickly sweet lavender scent that I dislike. This Sleepy body lotion was the answer to all of my lavender prayers. You can get 3.1 oz for $9.95, 7.4 oz for $19.95, or 14.9 oz $32.95. This is some pricey lotion, but a lot of LUSH products tend to have that high price tag. Personally, I take a long time to get through a tub of this lotion, so I don't mind shelling out extra money for it. One thing I don't like about it is how it's in a jar, but I'm sure they do that partially because it's better for the environment. A tub is much easier to crush and recycle than a pump bottle I'm sure. My favorite way to use it is after a shower a few hours before bed with a body oil. The scent puts me in a good mood, and my skin drinks it up. I really like how it isn't too sticky or too watery, but it's just right. It also works so much better than the Body Shop Body Butters which I dislike because they feel stiff and smell like play-doh.

This Sleepy lotion just meets every requirement in a body lotion. Lovely scent, great formula, and a price point that I can personally reach.

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Hair Treatments -LUSH -Superbalm Super Scalp Treatment

on 9/30/2018 1:40:00 AM

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I like this. My scalp gets really itchy to the point where it bleeds if I scratch it (gross) and gets flaky. When my scalp is badly itchy it's the only thing I have found that gives me immediate and temporary relief. I don't use it super often, and I still have dandruff, but maybe if I used it more it would help with that. I'd buy again although I will probably continue to text other products. If also lasts a while despite how small and expensive it is.

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Body Scrubs -LUSH -Scrubee

Holy mackerel, this is one of the best LUSH products I have ever used. I have been obsessed with the Honey I Washed the Kids scent family and have bought It's Raining Men Shower Gel, the Honey I Washed The Kids Soap and Honey I Washed My Hair Solid Shampoo. For some reason, I kept passing this little bee by because I didn't really get it. When I stopped into LUSH for my usual batch of bath bombs the salesperson rubbed some of this on my hand and I was hooked! You rub the Scrubee on wet skin either in the bath or shower, away from the running water so you don't waste any of the product. You'll get some scrubby granules that almost look like coffee grounds along with rich, heavenly smelling butter on the skin. Because I am trying to conserve mine I just run it over each body part briefly a couple times. Then, rinse off the grainy stuff and get out of the shower, then pat the skin dry. I HATE applying moisturizer so this is the perfect thing for me - it basically leaves a layer of cocoa buttery goodness on my skin, making it incredibly soft and moisturized. The best part of the Scrubee is its amazing scent. It smells like cocoa butter, honey, and creamy toffee and just makes me so happy! So far I have used this thing four times and probably have about 80 percent of the product left.

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Conditioner -LUSH -Avocado co-wash

on 9/29/2018 10:45:00 AM

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Lovely smell and good packaging but it performs quite terribly. Lackluster lather, hard to use and leaves some residue behind for some reason. Can't recommend it and won't buy again. It's a shame because the smell is absolutely amazing but the rest is just too disappointing.

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Conditioner -LUSH -Avocado co-wash

on 9/29/2018 10:08:00 AM

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My hair is normal, and I’ve used other co-washes. This stuff left a horrible film in my hair: nothing like washing and blow drying your hair and IMMEDIATELY needing dry shampoo. Maybe very dry hair would love this, but I’m sticking with Hairstory New Wash deep for now.


Conditioner -LUSH -American Cream

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As soon as I read up on the ingredients list on 'American Cream', my mouth was watering/I was in love! However this does not always equate to a brilliant product as I soon learnt! This one smelt like heaven to me in the Lush store and had the 'who's who' of natural ingredients to back it up, but still, once I got to take it home and try it out for myself, I discovered that it didn't condition my thick-yet-dry locks as well enough as I'd imagined it would do, and it left my hair seriously tangled and unruly after blow drying - something I don't come across very often, regardless of how natural or not the product is that I'm using. Made a decision not to use this one again. Grateful that it's cost effective and hasn't left me out of pocket much.

My advice: give it a try if unsure as it won't cost the earth, unlike so many other haircare products out there. This one seems to suit some hair types to the tee whilst others (me included) don't get along all that well with it. We're all different when it comes to our hair...


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


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