Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Strawberry Puree Body Lotion
Gillybby 11/9/2012 3:38:00 AM
I bought this solely for the smell, which I think is absolutely delicious. Reminds me of some sort of candy I had as a child. Putting it on makes me feel wonderful. As far as moisturising goes, it's very light. Speads easily and quickly, but it doesn't do much for dry patches, and sometimes leaves a sticky residue if you don't rub it in 100%. But like I said, I use it more for the yummy smell!
I bought this after battling with other anti-dandruff shampoo's to help aid my seborrhoeic dermatitis. I was reluctant because I knew from family members who also used it that it smelled awful. And it really hasn't changed. The bottle says "pleasant frangrance", which I feel is an outright lie. I noticed it helping right away. I have to use it every day however, but that isn't a trouble because I have to wash my hair every day anyway thanks to my very fine and fast-greasing hair. After a week however, I noticed my hair becoming very dry and straw-like. I have begun to need to condition my hair heavily to combat this dryness. I will probably not buy this product again and continue to search for other treatments that don't attack the rest of my hair.
I don't understand why people are complaining about the bars getting stuck. What did you think would happen? You put a wet bar of soapy stuff into a snug fitting tin, yeah, it's going to stick. That's just common sense, isn't it? I knew that would happen before I even used the bar for the first time, so instead when the bar is wet, I put the bar into the tin lid instead and leave it to dry. It still sticks, but because the lid is shallow it's simple to just pop it out. I only use the base when I'm going travelling and the bar is already dry.
An overall "meh" for me. I bought this after reading rave reviews about how it helps with blackheads, and having a facefull of those I was keen to try it. On the way home after buying it, I couldn't keep my nose out of the pot. It smelt so good! I love mint. But that's about the only amazing thing I have to say about it. It didn't help my blackheads. It didn't actually do anything to my skin. It's pretty much no different. And I don't know what it was, but after applying it my face BURNT. I don't have sensitive skin, but I have a feeling this was the "Cooling" affect the tub promises. It's a cold-burn, like applying pure menthol to your face. I hated it, I can't stand the cold.
Bought it because I loved the smell (So blueberries!), and am always looking for something that'll help with my acne and oily skin. First, it doesn't really spread nicely like other masks I've tried. It tends to clump, making it difficult to get an even coverage without really packing it on. Second, it dries crumbly. I had to sit over a bowl just so I wouldn't get grey powder all over my desk while I wrote essays. Third, and probably the deal breaker, pretty sure it left me with a thin film of powder. Feeling my skin now, it's like there's an invisible layer of talcum powder all over my face. It's not pleasant. While I'm sure some people would love it, I'm looking for somethign that'll actually help my skin and not just make me feel girly for half an hour.
Lush in Canberra is fantastic. The staff approach you fairly quickly to ask if you need help, but gladly back away and resume their previous activities if you tell them no thankyou.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Full Colour Eye Definer - Noir
Gillybby 1/27/2012 1:06:00 AM
This has been my eyeliner for as long as I can remember. It's creamy, goes on smooth (which is pretty good considering I'm a novice when it comes to makeup) and is bold and dramatic (As the name suggests, exaggerate. Anyone looking for something subtle should stay away from this). It only smudges if I rub my eyes or sleep with it on. It comes with a smudger, but it's really grippy which I don't think is good with delicate eye-skin. I certainly haven't been able to work it, but as I've stated above, I'm not the best with applying makeup. Comes off very easily with a cotton-bud and moisturiser.
I waited so long to review this product, because it was probably my most anticipated lush buy. I REALLY wanted this to work. All these reviews had me and my mild-acne prone oily skin really anxious though. But I was relieved when I didn't get an oily film left over, and my skin didn't break out. In fact, it's gotten better so long as I remember to use it every day. It's the first thing I've found that actually works. It doesn't dry out my skin either, which is a nice change because I'm prone to trying to nuke it to be rid of pimples. I like it. And I'll definitely buy again. I'm not sure if it would make a difference to the outcome, but I very rarely, if ever, wear makeup. Now, the worst part of it? I didn't know how the fuck to use it. I regret not asking the Lush employees for a demonstration. "Paste"? What's YOUR definition of 'paste'? I scoured the internet for days trying to find a visual instruction, but no. Everyone just said "Add water and make a paste". It WASN'T helpful. I ended up winging it in the end, I'm still not sure if I'm doing it right, but my skin is improving so it looks like I'm doing okay. Turns out it's not so much of a 'paste' as it is just a slurry. Edit:// It's been a couple of months now, and I've grown pretty dependant on it. If I miss it for a night or two, my skin breaks the hell out! And I'm starting to get lazy about it :( It's soooo much effort compared to other cleaners I've used.
I was recommended Cetaphil a few years ago as a good facewash for sensitive skin. It was my first lotion cleanser so it took be aback, but it really did help the sensitive skin thing. But other than that, I felt it really didn't do much else. It didn't clear up my acne, or make it worse. So I probably would have been no better or worse just washing my face with water.
I for one didn't quite like the taste. It does taste minty and chocolatey, but there's a tinge of wrongness in the taste for me. Which is a bit of a let down because if you don't eat it off your lips is becomes three times as messy as it was before. But other than that, it's lovely. It smells like absolute heaven, and despite the fact it comes in a small pot for such a steep price, it's really packed in there and will last you a while.
I haven't actually been able to properly use this product yet, it's so incredibly hard I haven't been able to get any on my finger to put on. It's tempting to zap the damn thing in the microwave to soften it! Plus there's some weird watery stuff that comes out of the sides. It's also a shamefully small amount for the price you pay for it. $10 for a teeny tiny tub?
I'm pretty new to lush, I've bought a couple of products hoping that SOMETHING will help my skin. So far I haven't seen much change, good or bad. But, contrary to what everyone else is posting on here, I wasn't attacked by the sales staff. Both came over and asked if I needed help, but gladly backed away when I said I was just looking around. Which was nice. I went to the Australian Canberra store. I do dislike their websites though, especially the review section where they obviously filter out any reviews that are too negative for them. I find that really dishonest.
A bit of a mixed bag. It really does help with the big, red, angry spots. However, it made every other form of acne for me worse. My blackheads and whiteheads got bigger and seemed to breed. People say to only put a dab on a single spot, but a single pump squirt can cover your entire face, so it's a waste if you're only going to dab a little on your spot. The dispenser is also flawed. It would come out so fast and hard it would spray off my finger and end up on the floor or wall. I tried to pump it gently with no luck. It does live up to it's name, however. If I apply it first thing in the morning, it keeps my skin grease-free for the majority of the day.
I always thought I had sensitive skin, apparently not sensitive enough for this product. The huge grains do hurt a little at first, but after a few uses I found it didn't hurt nearly as much as it did at first. It left my skin feeling rather nice and soft. It is pretty messy, especially the large salt chunks, but salt dissolves pretty fast so it's easy to clean up. I found it difficult to use in the shower as the moisture in the air causes the salt to dissolve, so you lose the 'scrub' pretty quick. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this. It hasn't made my skin any worse, which is always a plus. Edit: Two things. I've noticed a lot of people complain about how it stings if it gets in your eyes or open wounds. Of course it's going to hurt, the ingredients are sea salt, lime juice and vodka. Read: Salt, acid and alcohol. It's a bit of a 'Duh' moment. Also, I bought the largest tub I could, and it's probably the most short-lived lush product I've ever bought. I've almost finished the tub, and it's only been two months or so. Not looking forward to forking out another $35 for another one.