I received a little sample slice of this in my first LUSH order. I sniffed it and was pretty underwhelmed so it sat on a shelf in my bathroom for over a month. I realized the other day that my body was in serious need of some exfoliation, so I pulled this ugly little thing out of its plastic wrapper and hopped in the shower. I kept HIWTK nearby in case I ended up hating Figs and Leaves, but I loved it. The seeds were so scrubby, but not painfully so. And shock of all shocks, this was actually moisturizing as well (so many reviews for LUSH soaps claim that they are moisturizing and I have NOT found that to be the case, wonderfully smelly as they may be). My skin felt like buttah when I got out and I only needed a dab of lotion on my elbows, knees, and feet--everything else was like silk! I will definitely be purchasing a big ol' ugly block of this in my next LUSH order.
I said eff it one day and wore this beautiful apple green pigment to work (I kept it as simple and subtle as possible)--I've never gotten so many compliments from customers and coworkers! DH loved it as well, and this from the guy who told me that Kelly Green was "a bit much". This color makes my dark brown eyes pop like crazy. I smoked it up with a bit of Greensmoke in the crease and outer corners for going out and everyone loved that as well. This does look pretty similar to Golden Olive in the jar, but is much less golden toned and more highly pigmented. Love it!
It was love at first use with this product...my skin cleared almost immediately and the redness seemed to be soothed out of my skin. I'm a bit less enamoured of it now that I've been using it for a few weeks. It's fine at the end of minimal makeup days, and I use it in the shower every morning (the only place I can get any lather out of it, for some reason), but if I'm particularly sweaty or grimy, I have to use this a couple of times and then it's just too drying. If I use eye makeup remover before this, it mixes with the remover and forms a white film on my skin that is nearly impossible to remove (I had to resort to an old, harsh Clean & Clear cleanser to get rid of it). I'm keeping it around for spot treatments and bug bites, as it is great for those, but I'm loving Lemslip as a facial cleanser a lot more these days.
Sorry, LUSH, but I don't get "black currant jelly doughnuts" from this at all. Try mentholated cherry cough drops! Awful, awful stuff. The little bugger was kind of fun to use in a cool shower after spending a day in the heat, but I just couldn't get past that horrid smell, not to mention the shredded cellophane "glitter" that is like shrapnel on the skin. My little pot of Sweetie Pie is sitting abandoned in the freezer, and will probably stay there indefinitely, unless I'm feeling particularly sadistic one day.
This smells fabulous! I left this and a bar of I Should Coco out in my living room to cure and they scented my whole apartment wonderfully for two weeks. Once it had dried a bit, I sliced HIWTK into pieces the size of hotel soap, which last for a few showers. I only wish the scent lasted on my skin. I prefer shower gels as I find most soaps too drying, and this was no exception, which is why I probably won't be repurchasing...unless LUSH makes a body cream in this scent!
I got this in a Sweetie Stack gift set and couldn't wait to use it. I love sweet scents, but this was just atrocious. All I got from it was a sweet plastic scent that intensified in the shower. It was nauseating! It also wasn't moisturizing in the least. It was too expensive to toss so I kept using it, but left it in the shower hoping it would disappear faster! Strangely enough, I love Candy Fluff dusting powder, which is supposed to have the same scent, but thankfully doesn't.
Ocean Salt is AMAZING. Smells like a margarita on the beach! I have to restrain myself from using this everyday (I use it as aromatherapy instead, just take a whiff everytime I go in the bathroom!). Yes, it is a powerful exfoliator, so let the scrub do the work and just move it very gently around your face. I love how easily this rinses clean, compared to other scrubs with those persistant grains that take 100 splashes of water to remove. Ocean Salt is also great for elbows and rough hands, too. Sure, it's very expensive for the amount you get--I almost went into shock when I opened the package and saw the itty bitty container--but you only need a tiny bit. I've had mine for almost a month and have barely put a dent into it. Next time I'm springing for the large container, which is a better value even if the price is a bit shocking.
I hated Rock Star soap, so I was a bit apprehensive to try this, but I did and I actually like it a lot. To me it smells like candy necklaces and a bit of musk. Not the most sophisticated scent, but it is yummy and DH loves it. It also layers nicely with Falling in Love perfume. My canister doesn't seem to have much sparkle, but then again, I didn't shake it up before I punctured the top (which was a b*tch to open, by the way). Don't try to shake it up after the fact, either, because the package doesn't close securely and you'll end up with some pretty expensive Carpet Fresh all over the floor. To avoid further messes, I decanted a bit of this into a shallow dish with a lid and use a powder puff to apply. It's great to use under your bra line or anywhere that gets sweaty and yucky in this heat (just don't use it near your lady bits, it contains talc). I probably won't repurchase because it will take me ages to use up this canister, and the packaging could use some revision.
I love Lemslip! When I tried it as a solid bar on my body, I wasn't impressed--no lather at all, and it left my skin dry and tight. After that I just used it as a handsoap because I love the scent so much! Some ladies on the LUSH forums suggest whipping your Lemslip and using it that way. I tried it the other night and used it to cleanse my face. It lathered a bit and the oils melted all of my makeup right off. I wouldn't recommend this for any skintypes other than disgustingly oily (I'm normally combo, but the 100+ weather has left my skin a mess), and even then, I'd moisturize like crazy afterward. It's so refreshing to come home on a hot day, pull my little Lemslip smoothie out of the fridge, and degunk my face. I also use a tiny bit on my chest and back in the shower, and it has cleared up the heat-related breakouts I had there as well. There's no way I will try to use this in the fall/winter, but for now, it's amazing.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Facial Cleanser
ahappyplace 6/4/2006 6:12:00 PM
This is too drying for even my oil-slick of a face. I love the Morning Glow moisturizer and eye cream so I wanted to give this a try during the sweaty summer months. My face was uncomfortably tight even after loading up on moisturizer. The smell is nice but the menthol = burning, red eyes, even if you don't use it on them! I can't imagine the havoc this would wreak on dry skin.
I thought Goldenaire was my one true love, until I got a sample of this. Such a pretty peachy pink! I love it with purples, browns, on its own as a wash, on cheeks (never found a pigment I could wear as blush until now!) and on lips! I will be terribly sad when my sample is gone. =(
I used this once with Naked and Swimming for what I thought was an awesome look (got lots of compliments at work) but DH, who always loves my e/s, was like, WHOA honey, that's a bit much! And I only used a touch of Kelly Green on the very outer corners! I think I might have to use this as eyeliner only...but what does DH know anyway. =)
I got this in one of my first swaps and I think I keep it around for sentimental reasons more than anything! I love using this on the inner eyelid and Prestige Love (a bright pink) on the outer half and crease for a hot, going out look, but I rarely get the chance to do so. It also looks nice with Greensmoke and Golden Olive.
This is a bit too subtle, and I'm as pale as they come! The texture leaves a lot to be desired as well, very powdery fine and doesn't stick to the lid of the jar, so I have to dip my brush in and end up with way more than I need. I used up quite a bit of my sample by dumping it in with a very matte mineral foundation (Aromaleigh), which made for a nice glow, but now that I'm back to liquids, this is basically useless. I like Naked much better.
I wish I could see the plum in this, love plummy browns! Oh well, I do still enjoy having this in my collection. It looks fabulous with peaches and pinks. I always get compliments when I wear Goldenaire as a wash and Chocolate Brown very lightly in crease and outer corner. This pigment also seems like it would make the sexiest eyeliner but when I wet it, HELLO red. This is where Chocolate Brown loses points with me. The texture and pigmentation are great so I will keep it around.