this is possibly one of the best LUSH deodorants i have used so far, next to aromaco. as far as the quality of the product is concerned, it keeps me dry and totally free of stink all day long. i have no idea why this stuff works so well. the smell, like others have noted, is completely fantastic. it smells like really sexy suntan oil and vetivert. very similar to some of the other LUSH coconut scented products (trichomania, coolaulin, etc.) it would probably be heavenly to layer with these.
LUSH have improved their lip balm packaging significantly! the new packaging is much easier to open and more hygienic, IMO. my last tin of honey trap wound up really gross around the sides due to the crevices in the screw-on top. i was about to give this product an overall 3 but decided i would bump it up to 4 due to how soft it leaves my lips. i prefer the thicker texture and (amazing!) scent of LUSH honey trap, but the results are better with this lip balm. this one smells like apple pastry. going on it's a little gritty (like whipstick) but it smooths out quite well. overall, way better than some of LUSH's lipbalms such as eggsnog which was horrid and a throwaway.
i like this stuff but i doubt i'd buy it again. i've been working a computer job where i'm staring at the screen all day and get a bit tired/gross-feeling and this seems to do a good job at snapping me back into place. of course it could be the fact that i'm spraying liquid on my face and evian brumisateur (which is comparatively cheaper) might work just as well. like another reviewer, i think the packaging is horrid. i don't see any miraculous effects on my skin and for $18 i feel as though i should. the smell is rather nice and light, though!
i've found my HG lip gloss. i have no idea why this pinky color goes so well with my skin and lips. i have a very hard time finding a lip color that doesn't make me look like a clown (think angelina jolie huge lips that will look ridiculous and cartoonish if you paint them in red.) it's also wonderfully minty. i like the texture although it's one of those products that you can't really wear if you plan to be kissing/eating/doing anything with your lips. it's a bit heavy, so points off for that. however, the color! god this might be the most fantastic neutral pink i have ever used in my life! hurrah!
yeah, i've pretty much jumped on the totally juicy sugar scrubs bandwagon like everyone else. they're great, though. cheap, great packaging (like some reviewers have mentioned, no dipping your fingers in pots and such grossness.) the scrub is a wonderful consistency and you can really feel it working. i don't know how they do it.
i'm thrilled, OVERJOYED with my hair right now. the above poster is correct, that it's a somewhat messy process and your bathroom will smell a bit like a haystack or a health food store for a while, but the results are worth it! keys to success: i waited almost 2 months after using an "unnatural" type drugstore dye. i don't color my hair extremely often, so maybe there was less deposit. i mixed 3 squares of caca brun with freshly brewed coffee instead of water. i also added in a bit of olive oil (maybe 3/4 tablespoon.) i have rather long hair (about 4" from my waist) so someone with shorter hair could probably get away with less. left it on for 3 hours. i may leave it on longer the next time! my hair is shimmering and shining like crazy! update -- 11 june 2007: i now have been henna-ing for quite a while. my opinion now is that LUSH hennas seem really good for your novice who is anxious about taking the plunge into henna-ing. like henna with training wheels, i don't believe they give optimal color compared to the stuff i now buy from hennasooq.com. i find that the plain old henna powders that you can mix yourself (see hennaforhair.com) are much more effective and IMO a lot easier to remove from your hair. the LUSH cocoa butter in these hennas is highly conditioning but god it is such a HUGE pain in the ass to get out of your hair compared to a simple mix of henna, lemon juice, and whatever herbs you might add. if you aren't big on experimenting though, it might not be such a great idea to start out with pure henna just because it's an intimidating process. i have thick hair to start out with (my stylist jokes that it seems to grow while she cuts it) and i had a very hard time getting the LUSH henna out. honestly, i wonder if it wouldn't be half impossible to get the LUSH henna out of (or into) african hair unless you just made it thinner than a brownie batter. i find that henna has been one of the only things to give me truly glossy, healthy hair short of some really good shampoos & serums (redken allsoft, etc.) i've been doing it for a while now and the texture/shine is unbeatable. i do have some pictures up in my user profile -- these were taken after quite a few applications of LUSH caca brun & caca marron, which has a bit of indigo added to the henna to give a darker color. it was a very humid night when these pictures were taken -- my hair is still not resistant to humidity, unfortunately! but god it looks shiny! i have more pictures of my hair that i can post or send on request.
so far i'm pretty impressed! the scent, to my nose anyway, is sort of incensey fruity. almost identical to that "black coconut" incense smell. really pleasant and lovely. now, i agree with other reviewers that it's a little difficult to learn to use, but worth it. my hair is intensely shiny! i think the trick is just to smooth it through your hair while wet until your hair feels smoother and less tangly, then to rinse.
bleh. i wasn't so fond of this stuff. my sister-in-law is a big fan of chocolate-orange scents and bought this for me for christmas. it has a great chocolate-orange scent-- if you like that sort of thing then this is for you. as well as the LUSH sonic death monkey showergel, which has the same scent, only better. the thing that i really don't like about it is the texture. it's rather grainy and it seems like i always get way too much on my lips. on the other hand, it really does have great moisturizing properties. i can see why other folks like it, it's just not my thing. i'll stick with honeytrap lip balm. (:
LOVE this stuff. this is my HG conditioner. makes my hair smell like heaven and easy to manage every time. (fyi i have... big hair. a lot of body. color-treated, lots of it, too.) i use a fairly large dollop of it and it makes my hair very silky and smooth. if i try to be frugal and use a small amount it just doesn't work. the scent is just the most amazing vanilla scent i have ever smelled. normally i hate vanilla scents with a passion, but this stuff is just fabulous. for those of you who really hate vanilla scents, you might actually get attached to this one. i guess it's more like a vanilla pod scent than a foody/sugary vanilla scent. the best thing is that i get compliments on how great my hair smells everytime i use this. buy the small bottle first if you're unsure. then go buy the big economy sized bottle. that's what i did. /;
this is such a so-so shampoo. i actually really love the fragrance (while in the shower. it doesn't stick to my hair much.) the cognac oil is just delightfully rich. smells very expensive/posh and makes me feel like i'm doing my hair a real favor. as far as making my hair awesome, it didn't do much of anything. it didn't dry it out nor did it produce any visible results. i haven't tried it with a LUSH conditioner yet so maybe i'm judging a little too harshly (seems like almost all LUSH products work best in tandem.) it would probably work great with the american cream conditioner, but then again, what wouldn't work great with that stuff?
i mostly love this product for the scent! the staying power is excellent. like several other reviewers have said, the scent is just to die for. if you hate jasmine-y fragrances, stay away. something about it reminds me of the urban decay "pistol" fragrance, except not nearly as medicinal/synthetic. the actual properties of the shower gel aren't anything special at all. if you want a moisturizing showergel by LUSH, i'd recommend skinnydip (someday, hopefully, they will bring back the showergel version of skinnydip!)
Treatments -Aveda - Sap Moss Nourishing Concentrate [DISCONTINUED]
spykitty 7/24/2005 2:52:00 AM
my hair feels amazing when i use this stuff! i'd use it more than once a week if i could afford it. makes me want to go try the rest of the sap moss line. wonderful scent and my hair feels like a million bucks.
the included bottle of conditioner may be the only redeeming part of this product.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
spykitty 7/24/2005 2:47:00 AM
i like how this stuff makes my hair feel and look. very shiny! my only issue is the awful scent. smells like those clinique perfumes (if you like clinique perfumes, i suppose this is a plus.) a little goes a looong way. i advise buying the travel size. i have very long and thick hair. i used this product every day for a semester and i still have plenty left in the bottle. the best thing about it is that it seems to keep my hair from becoming frizzy on rainy days.
i loooove this stuff for my hair. the smell isn't that amazing, but it conditions so nicely and leaves my hair so darned silky. best conditioner ever!