*QUICK SUMMARY; THIS IS A PORE SHRINKING / BLACK HEAD REMOVER MASK* The texture is like a scrub. I was expecting it to go on just as rough, but if you apply a warm wash cloth to your face first, it actually goes on pretty smooth. During application, it has a chapping sensation, similar to wind burn. My first time, I thought I was having some sort of reaction to it, but it goes away as the mask dries, and then it keeps your face feeling chilled. I have it on right now, and my cheeks are cold as ice! It's a little bit more difficult to take off then some of the other masks. Some of them you can just rinse with your hands and water. This one you need to scrub with water and a washcloth. After taking it off, I immediately notice less black heads, and smaller pores. BASIC INFO ABOUT ALL OF LUSH'S MASKS: The masks are made of natural ingredients, and are not tested on animals. They come in a 2.1 oz jar, with a screw top lid. The jar is recyclable, and the store offers a program where you can return 5 of your empty jars in exchange for one full mask of your choice. Each mask cost's a little less than $7. You get about 5 uses from one jar. Each mask is typically good for about 2 weeks from it's packaged date. Each jar is labeled with a package date, and expiration date. These masks are to be kept refrigerated. Typical recommended use is 2-3 times a week. I do not recommend purchasing more than one mask at a time, as you will end up wasting product... It will expire before you can use them all up, unless you plan to use one jar everyday for a week.
Skincare - Body -LUSH - Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar
Do8666 1/16/2013 3:14:00 AM
The product is great, but I have my reasons for rating it so low. First of all, I understand that LUSH doesn't like to use packaging, and I find that to be okay with soaps since you can rinse them, but this is a lotion. And I am putting it all over my body, after it's been touched by a ton of people. I was however, able to buy one that was already wrapped up in the paper packing. I love the idea of a lotion being in the form of a bar. It smells nice, and my boyfriend loves the smell of it, probably more than I do. It leaves my skin so silky and soft, better than most lotions I have used. It also adds a nice shine from the oils. I wish there were more product for the price, I find that the product is used up too quickly. It melts at body temperature so you can not massage it on for too long or you'll use the whole thing right up. It's pricey for the amount of actual product you get. Regardless of the things I don't like about it, I still really love the fact that it's a bar lotion (NEAT!), and it smells so wonderful, and the oil's in it really leave my skin feeling like no other lotion! I will definitely buy it again, but I wish changes were made. :)
It's a soap, shampoo, and bubble bath in one; and it looks and feels like play dough. It's made with kids in mind. It comes in the shape of a log roll. It looks fun, and I'm sure kids would love it. Me on the other hand, I've tried it twice, and I won't be using it again. It just doesn't do anything for me. The smell is not that great, and it does not lather. It leaves chunks and flakes on my body and in the tub and it turned my armpits green for 2 days! ...I have no clue how you could even use this as a shampoo. I wouldn't even attempt it. UPDATE: I gave it 2 lippie's because my boyfriend loves it! Go figure! =P
*SHORT SUMMARY; THIS IS AN ACNE REDUCING / OIL CONTROL MASK* I don't know why the call it "cupcake" it should be called "Chocolate covered banana"! This mask goes on smelling of rich chocolate, sweet enough you wanna eat it! And for some odd reason, when it's time to rinse off, it smells like banana instead! I have combination/oily skin, this helps reduce oil without drying out my face completely. I love it because It gives me a more matte appearance, so I can wear my highlighters and MSF's without looking too shiny by the end of the day! If you have dry skin, I definitely recommend avoiding this. It also helps clear up my occasional breakouts, better than my actual acne creams and masks! It's become my new favorite mask! BASIC INFO ABOUT ALL OF LUSH'S MASKS: The masks are made of natural ingredients, and are not tested on animals. They come in a 2.1 oz jar, with a screw top lid. The jar is recyclable, and the store offers a program where you can return 5 of your empty jars in exchange for one full mask of your choice. Each mask cost's a little less than $7. You get about 5 uses from one jar. Each mask is typically good for about 2 weeks from it's packaged date. Each jar is labeled with a package date, and expiration date. These masks are to be kept refrigerated. Typical recommended use is 2-3 times a week. I do not recommend purchasing more than one mask at a time, as you will end up wasting product... It will expire before you can use them all up, unless you plan to use one jar everyday for a week.
*SHORT SUMMARY; THIS IS A LUXURY / CALMING MASK* This mask is made with fresh blueberries. It smells a little bit like calamine lotion and blueberries, with a hint of citrus and rose. It goes on smooth, and not clumpy. It immediately gives my skin a cool, calm relaxing feel. when I use this mask, I just want to lay back and enjoy. It goes great with cucumbers over the eyes. It gives my complexion a temporary clear and even toned appearance, I'd say for a day or two. I have combination/oily skin, It does not dry out my face, and it does not moisturize it either. It's a mask great for any skin type. I'd say it's more for a luxury feel. Great for days you just need a "pick me up" or even for a relaxing girls day. BASIC INFO ABOUT ALL OF LUSH'S MASKS: The masks are made of natural ingredients, and are not tested on animals. They come in a 2.1 oz jar, with a screw top lid. The jar is recyclable, and the store offers a program where you can return 5 of your empty jars in exchange for one full mask of your choice. Each mask cost's a little less than $7. You get about 5 uses from one jar. Each mask is typically good for about 2 weeks from it's packaged date. Each jar is labeled with a package date, and expiration date. These masks are to be kept refrigerated. Typical recommended use is 2-3 times a week. I do not recommend purchasing more than one mask at a time, as you will end up wasting product... It will expire before you can use them all up, unless you plan to use one jar everyday for a week.
This scent is THE BEST. It's too bad it was seasonal only. And too bad it only came as a hand soap and a antibacterial gel. The smell is like sweet berries, with a bit of a cranberry tartness. It doesn't have an artificial scent, or alcohol scent at all. The smell is delicious! It seriously makes my mouth water! I wish I purchased more for backup, this scent is great year round. The smell lingers, and doesn't fade as quick as their other soaps. When I use the hand sanitizing gel, I ALWAYS get compliments, people are surprised when I tell them it's a hand sanitizing gel several of my friends (who aren't even big fans of hand sanitizing gel) have gone out and purchased it when I first bought it, after smelling it on me. BBW needs to make this a permanent scent! I would buy EVERYTHING in it! Just a warning about the hand sanitizing gel, it will turn your hands red if you use too much!
This is actually a liquid lipstick. It comes in a "pen" form. You twist the bottom to extract as much product to the brush as you'd like. A little goes a long way. It applied like a gloss, but sets like a lipstick. It provides full coverage and color like a lipstick. It is non-sticky. It did not dry out my lips. It has high shine, like a gloss. Peach Sorbet is a wonderful scent. It smells exactly like peach sorbet! So fruity, but it has no actual flavor, so you're not tempted to lick the product off your lips. I feel like this gloss/lipstick add's a plumping look. And it stays in place, unlike many other similar products. I received this specific product as a gift, part of the QVC Mally "my favorite things" collection. Up until now, I have never even heard of Mally products. I looked online, and this product retails at $20.00... not bad for the quality and amount you get in the tube! (Tube is much larger than other brands similar products). I did not see this exact shade for sale on the website, so I think it may be limited to the "My favorites" collection set. Over all, I am impressed. I will certainly be in the market to purchase more colors! And probably try some more products too!
Gels/Soaps -Bath and Body Works - Jingle Bellini Shower Gel
Do8666 12/25/2012 2:10:00 PM
This shower gel is from the signature collection, available for the Holiday's. It is described as "festive cocktail of peach champagne, apricot nectar and powdered sugar." It smells mostly of artificial peach and alcohol at first, but after my shower, my skin is left smelling like peaches. It has added aloe vera and vitamin E, so it did leave my skin feeling smooth and soft. Even after shaving, no irritation. Directions state to "Pour a button-sized drop on a damp washcloth or mesh sponge, work into a lather " I find that you have to use more than just a "button-sized drop" to get it to really lather. I like that the bottle's label is shiny and appealing. BBW usually has discount codes available, so I got it at a decent price before the holidays. And now, they also have it available online at 50% off. Overall, I rate it as "Okay". I will continue to use the rest of it, but I will not buy it again. I also do not plan to buy the lotion or body mist. BBW offer's better scents.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Perversion
Do8666 11/17/2012 10:41:00 PM
I hate it. Sure, it's the blackest black pencil, but you can find liquids just as dark. I hate how super creamy it is, it smudges too easily, and sets too quickly. So when you use it, you need to have a steady hand and some Q-tips near by. One slip up, and your stuck with it! It will last ALL day, but good luck getting it off. I've tried it out several times with different removers, and every time I end up having to rub my eyes so much they feel sore! And it needs to be sharpened way too frequently! I have used it about 7 times and the pencil has less than 40% left to it! I have NEVER had a pencil go so quickly! Waste of money.
This smell is amazing. It's not a cheap artificial strawberry scent. It smells DELICIOUS! I hate that they discontinued it. I have been looking for a new bottle for years and can only seem to find them for sale online for over $100 for the large bottle! So glad I was able to swap on here for it! And it drives my S/O crazy! He LOVES it!
The scent is great, but I never wear it anymore because it's so popular and common. It seems like everyone wears it. I can spot the smell right away. I like to wear a unique scent. And there are also knock off brands that smell exactly like the VS one, and last just as long (which isn't very long unless you use the lotion with it) for a lot less.
I really love this scent, however, I find myself carrying around decant samples often so that I can re-spray over and over again on the go. The scent does not last as long as I would like it to.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Britney Spears Believe
Do8666 11/1/2012 11:02:00 PM
I feel embarrassed to admit that this is actually my HG scent. I'm 26, and I really LOVE it. It has a wood-like scent mixed with a simple sweetness. It provides a great staying power, and it's not too harsh. I get compliments on it all of the time! The packing is nice, looks kind of fancy. I will buy this over and over again!
BB Cream -Skin79 - Vital BB Cream SPF50++ Hot Orange Label
Do8666 10/26/2012 3:17:00 PM
I've tried this and the hot pink label. I am NW15 with oily/combination skin. This orange label cream seems to have more yellow tones in it than the pink label. With the orange label, I have to use a much lighter setting powder than usual because the orange BB cream is a little darker than my liking. The pink label seems to match my skin tone much better. When using a setting powder with the orange label, I can apply the powder right away. When using the pink, I have to wait 5 minutes. The setting powder is not necessary, but I find that it adds extra coverage, and also allows either cream to last longer throughout the day. (8 hrs +) The orange label has a stronger scent, and does not apply as smoothly, it also leaves my face feeling a little sticky. The orange label has a higher SPF than the pink label. Like the pink label, it is easy to tell how much product is left, you just need to pull up on the inner container. The product lasts a long time, however, you need to be careful when you push down on the pump, if you press all of the way, too much product will come out. The pink label seems to be more controlled and will allow you to only pump out the needed amount per each pump. Over all, I prefer the pink label more. But I keep the orange one for a backup for days when I need more SPF, or a darker coverage.
I have tried the orange label prior to the pink label, and found that the pink label is much better for me. I am NW15 with combination/oily skin. This cream looks darker than my skin tone when I first pump it out, but once applied it's almost as if it transforms itself to blend right in with my skin tone. It has more of a matte finish than the orange label. Also, it pumps out a perfect amount of product. Where as, the orange label pumps out way too much product. The packing is nice, and if you want to see how much product is left, the inner tube actually lifts out of the outter case, and you can hold it to light to see exactly how much is left. I have been using this bottle everyday for a month and a half and I still have more than 50% left in it. The coverage is impressive, I don't use foundation anymore. It's also saved me money on moisturizers and SPF creams. For extra coverage, I wait about 5 mins to let the BB cream set, then I add a loose or pressed powder to set it. This is my new HG and I plan to continue to buy this over and over again. Also: I see that others are complaining of breakouts, I'd just like to note that this product has not caused me to break out at all, in fact, my complexion is more clear and even toned from using this product. I use to use pro activ for my occasional break outs, but I have not had any since using this.