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The LUSH Life

Updated on July 27, 2015

Living Lushly

Lush Invents their own products by hand; while making as natural of products as possible, using little or no perservatives. Products are made from Fresh Organic foods, Oils and safe synthetics (where a natural food won't work.) They Only buy ingredients from companies that do not commission off testing on animals. They test their products on themselves. (seriously Why would you buy something tested on an animal when it could have a different effect on our skin) The products come with a sticker on them, a picture of the person who made it with the experation date.

If you come across a store, be sure you eat before you go in. The first time I came across one, I thought it was a pastry or candy shop, (from the looks of some of the items) & the smells make you hungry. No I didn't try to eat anything but I'll tell ya what, I had asked one of the sales people on the phone if they test for that as well & they told me, "They do try to see if some products are edible."!!

One of the reasons I love Lush (besides that It's not tested on animals..) is that you feel clean after using the products, they lift your spirits, & the scent lasts.Meanwhile with regular soaps from stores even if its liquid, I still don't feel clean afterwards.

I also have never smelled what soap I used at night or day shower like I did with Lush's Lemony Flutter on a luke warm afternoon around 3pm (& I worked outside!) That never happened with regular store bought soaps.

(Details about the products are referenced from U.S. Version of the site or one of my catalogs)

Disclaimer: Lush Logo trademark of LUSH Cosmetics Company, all rights reserved by them. I take no credit for it.(only the creativity for the one I made above the official logo!) They know of the former page this was on & were cool with it!

Not Tested On Animals

Product Reviews - Reviews of products I've tried so far & Recommend

Keep in mind, they come out with new products all the time, and retire others. (tho' the retired ones do come back as 'RETRO'

so you just have to keep your eyes on the site and catalog as well

RETRO- means a previously discontinued item they bring back for a limited time

Some new Items I'd like to Try....

The Guv'ner (oh well this is designed for the guys) but its an odor busting deodorant powder

Lustre- glittering body softner powder

There's a NEW MAKE-UP line!!! Whooo (& I don't mean just the fountadions! They have Liquid Lip, Mascara & Liners! now too! (now I just hope they'll somehow be able to figure out a couple of Nailpolishes. maybe a traditional red & pink (french) and a couple of out there colors

Translucent Face powder *

make up Color reading This will give you the color names of the items (however with the first 3 colors I chose, I had 2 Eyeliner colors and a lip stick. But it is also a bit of a personality 'quiz' if you are into that type of stuff*

DISCLAIMER: The following are reviews of my experience with the products. I usually do not have reations to products (so If I note that I do, proceed with caution because i do not have sensitive skin) .

I am in NO way a licensed dermatologist or in anyway liable to anything that may happen with your use. Read ALL ingredients before purchase to be sure you do not have any allergies. Consult in store or on the phone with the Lush representative on what type of skin & allergies you have and what it is you are looking for in the products (to do).

The people are VERY helpful and one of the 3 reasons I use LUSH! The tips I give for each are just that, you know your own skin and so on use your judgement based on your own skin. (I do not have sensitive skin and no allergies (except for Wool or feather pillows which are the only things my allergies do react to) I'd have to worry about in that manner so I can pretty much use anything without a problem.

If you have sensitive skin & looking for an exfoliant speak with one of the Lush sales personel for what product would be best, with little or no irritation. (My thought would be Dark Angels & ultrabland)

Product reviews continued

  • BubbleGum Lip Scrub Sugar scrub that does taste like Bubble gum. Rub it on to exfoliate your lips to softness then lick off the scrub!

    Bubble Gum Lip scrubCHECK PRICE


    Pow Wow Lip Scrub- They weren't kidding when they said its suppose to pop! Its like they put pop-rocks that popping candy in it! & Sure to exfoliate those winter stressed lips (sadly with my latest trip to the store.. I think they discontinued it)

    SADLY this was only a Limited Time 2011 Holiday Item :::tears:::

    Popcorn Lip Scrub OMG it tastes like Kettle corn! Love it, actually skip the popcorn at the movie & just use this

    Chocolate my friend gave me a little sample from her. Its ok but it has a very light chocolate flavor that to me barely comes through so I'm glad she gave me a sample as I would not buy this in the store.

  • tooth Tabs (Aquatic) I don't know about the other flavors, but this one , I'm glad I tried before I went anywhere with it. The flavor is not good, and for me was very hard to brush with, even to jsut bite into, however I loved that you could keep it in your purse, travel or emergency kit, and jsut needed a brush to use (or in a pinch sure a q-tip would do!)

    Toothy TabsCHECK PRICE

  • "No Drought" dry shampoo quite cool & a quick way to refresh & 'clean' your hair after the gym,beach or any reason you may not have water.

    No Drought Dry shampooCHECK PRICE

  • The new Gorilla Perfumes - like the last time when they put some out, they had a sample set available so I purchased it.

    I think of all the scents I think there's only 3 I'm not crazy about but the 2 I mentioned I was interested in 1000 Kisses & Cocktail (there's also one called Love) Smells Yummy! Great for that big date or just haning around with your honey

    Orange Blossom

    My mother always asks "what smells so nice" when I have it on.

    Its a lovely floral scent, I don't think you can over do it but best to leave it at putting a bit around your neck, on your wrists, inside of your elbows & behind your ears.

    Orange blossom perfumeCHECK PRICE

  • Skin Skin RETRO lush I think this is the first retro item I've tried

    Its a lotion that's suppose to smell like cherries. It is a medium density (not too thick or watery but I don't think any of the lotions from Lush are 'watery' like those in the regular stores.) To me it doesn't smell like cherries but its nice and cooling and feels good after a shower. Doesn't make me feel like I'm caked in grease, or feel 'heavy' like thick Lotions (that are best used for winter) do.

  • Honey, I washed The Kids solid soap. Loved the smell of this, Heck I had a bee sniffing around me as well the day I used it.

    Its a light scent but I'm not able place all the scents to it, I'd have to look it up.. says its Honey & toffee

  • Ocean Salt This is my favorite exfoliating scrub, when you wash with it, your face feels a new kind of clean. I love it esp. being during the warmer months my skin gets a bit oily and this helps keep that at bay! You can see how its made here

    Ocean Salt Cleanser CHECK PRICE

  • Lemony Flutter cuticle butter I'm almost always doing my nails. I love to use this in the winter as a hand balm as well (before I go out) to get some extra moisture into my hands. Its of course Lemon scented & can also be used with Ocean Salt as a cuticle scrub!

    Lemony FlutterCHECK PRICE


    Mix a bit together (1 part Ocean salt 1 1/2 lemony Flutter or just a little less) for an invigorating hand & cuticle massage.

  • Dark Angels This i like, its sort of fun in a way, and helps you be sure you don't miss a spot.

    an exfoliant that's more fine than Ocean Salt, and frankly would be of help on halloween getting that horrid make-up off! When you put it on its black, so if you plan on being a hobo soldier etc. and want to look ike you have a beard, this is perfect instead of that actual pore clogging Halloween make-up. Use this, and your face will feel very clean. (I like to switch hit, between the 2) if its summer & you just get in use the Dark Angels, then before bed use the Ocean Salt.

    Dark Angels CleanserCHECK PRICE

  • BB Seaweed Facemask (can only be purchased in stores as its made fresh! Bring back 5 black pots and get one free!!)

    I've tried this one before I liked it and it has real seaweed in it. (If a piece would get on my face I'd put it over my nose, for a laugh & leaves it No particullar reason that I can think of) Its for Balancing Oily & dry patches as well as evens out skin tone

  • Catastrophe Cosmetic This is suppose to prevent blemishes with cooling vitamin rich blue berries, another I like.
  • cosmetic Warrior This fights blemishes & blackheads if you can deal with the smell. ingredients include, "antibacterial green tea, purifying garlic, and absorbing china clay". Yes It softens your skin, but although I LOVE garlic...unless you can get past the smell..skip it.
  • oatfix Great for soothing troubled skin as well as for change in seasons. Have sensitve skin this is a good Mask for you, dry skin or oily skin as well.
  • Tea Tree Water toner spritz Antibacterial , fights clogged pores mattifies oily zones & keep in your bag to cool off on those warm days.

    Tea Tree Water TonerCHECK PRICE

  • Color Supplements Foundation /Concealer in one you. (I use Dark Yellow & Dark Pink. as I mix some of the pink into the yellow during the summer when I'm tan as the Dark yellow itself will be too light)

    Mix some in to a moisterizer (be sure your face is slightly damp mix some color & moisturizer together until you have the right color. Now you are ready to spread it evenly over your whole face.

  • WHOOSH Shower Jellie looking at it, you think its jello (so keep away from the kids) there's 2 scents This one & Sweetie Pie.

    Whoosh to me smells alot better than the others I've smelled it has a wake you up citrus scent. The other one I was not able to smell.

  • Sugar Scrubs I use this before I shave to exfoliate my legs & get a smoother closer shave.
  • Sympathy for the Skin lotion A nice thick lotion great for winter months (might be a bit much for the summer) smells like Cookies & cream
  • Ultrabalm I love this, I use it for scrapes, I leave some in a couple of sample tubs in my room & on my desk for my lips but be careful as it melts so best to order on the phone during the cold months. Basically everything you use vaseline type stuff for..you can use this instead! It usually lasts me 6 months to a year.

    Ultra Balm (for lips & al your other bits)CHECK PRICE

  • foot Items

    I've tried all these

    T for Toes keeps away stinky feet (& is now in a bottle container, nbot the powder one like it used to be)

    Now comes in a bottle instead of the powder shaker.

    Stepping Stone scrub away dead skin and smooth those rough spots with this citrus pumice bar

    Fair Trade Foot Lotion tired achey feet? use this minty lotion to cool, soothe, & refresh your tootises

    Volcano foot mask cleanse & deotorize rough dry feet while its Softens the soles

  • Wicci Magic Muscle massage bar I'm not a cinnamon person but I LOVE the smell of this (makes me hungry) I love this soothing bar with aduki beans in it that help to relax tight aching muscles. (and considering my back bothers me abotu 95% of the time..It helps!)
  • Solid Shampoo bars

    Jumping Juniper I love the smell of Juniper & love how squeaky clean this gets my hair! Unlike with regular store shampoos that tell you to wash rinse & wash again.. (who has the time for that?) These solid shampoo bars, get a bit of water on it, & give it a rub trhough your hair a bit on your scalp & a bit on the longer length then put down & just lather your hair up Rinse out & hear it squeak!

    Godiva another one I love the smell of & this is a 2 in one shampoo & conditioner so if you are traveling just use this & the Shampoo tin & you are good to go!

  • Big Shampoo lift up limp hair with this sea salt & lemon shampoo (but to me it smells like cocout! lol)

    Big ShampooCHECK PRICE


    BIG conditioner YES finally a conditioner that goes with one of the shampoos. I love the smell of both. I've hated shampooing my hair with the lovely smells of Lush to have to rinse it away with using some other brand conditioner.

    (while I have tried their Jungle conditioner, I don't think its done anything much for my hair.

    Big ConditionerCHECK PRICE

  • Rehab shampoo do you use tons of products on your hair or have shampoo & conditioner buildup? Use this shampoo, (I usually get a sample of it when I order, as I really don't use products much & really only need to use like a drop a month) if you have overly processed hair) use once a month, If only a bit of spray then once a week.

    Putty for your handsCHECK PRICE

  • Putty for your Hands this is a hand soap (yes finally) It feels really nice. Has marshmello in it & is very moisturizing, for people with overly dry skin. I tried it in the store & purchased a bit for myself I loved the feel of it.

    Putty for your handsCHECK PRICE

  • Twilight Shower gel smells nice & has Lavender and tonka (from sweds of the flower) plus some shimmer stuff as well.

    Oh my Gods! If there's a heaven this is what it smells like! Its so calming and soothing especially great before bed, but something to scrub up with before work which will hopefully keep you calm through the stressful meeting.

  • FUN All in 1 perservative free wash & play soap, shampoo & bubblebath! "Clay' you can mold it and play with it. Great for kids or just big kids. Comes in 3-4 colors/scents. Blue is Lavender, & chamoile

    FUN All in 1 bathing needsCHECK PRICE


    There's also a pink one, Vanilla & Tonka

    Green one - Citrus lemon Lime

    Yellow - Vanilla smells sort of like Icecream

    Red/orange looking- Mandarin

  • ultraBLAND Cleanser not sure how I feel about this. Putting it on I thought my friend made a mistake in labeling the sample she gave me. It goes on feeling more like the ultraBALM (kind of a light greasy or oily feeling) and kept trying to get the feeling to go away, but after patting my face dry and everything... my face is so soft and definately moisturized! So this is a GREAT cleanser for the winter and probably for those with sensative skin. If you are like me & normally have oily skin, you might want to sample it first before purchasing the full amount. Probably a good Idea as well to use on hands knees & elbows as well all year round (especially after a day in the salty water of the beach)

Travel ideas

BackPacking

Karma Komba Solid Champoo, Ultrablast toothy tabs & None of your Beeswax lip balm

Beach Bumming

Ultra Balm (Multi urpose) + Buffy (for soft smooth skin)

Camping

No Drought dry shampoo, Grease Lightning for bites & 9 to 5 for cleansing

Charity Pot

100% of the proceedes from Charity pot goes to Grassroots charities

Suggested a Nominee for Lush to Donate $1000 to

Tweet reply from Lush - on this lens!

Palm oil free soap base

Lush Referral /Shopping list pad

How to use the Lush Shopping list I made

I found a few at the Lush in The Westchester In White Plains, NY. I thought I'd make my own FULL shopping list that you could print out & just use what parts you needed.

They're for you to write down what your favorites or the Lush Employee to recommend items for your specific needs, or just jotting down those that you have sampled as well as a referral for a friend.

Just print out (& either Fil out & take to the store (in case they end up not having them) & either you write down what you like or the Lush'ologist' (as I call them) can write down what they recommend.

So here I included one I set up myself because the product reviews section(s) are next and you might want to print it out to keep in mind to order or try (They will cut cheap sample size (2-3 dollar) solid soaps) as well as give little smaples of the liquid, lotions & powders at the stores. sadly while ordering on the phone or online, they cannot grant specific requests for samples.

Furoshiki wrap

If you have a small amount of items to purchase why not buy a wrap, especially if it is a gift, as the 'wraps' are made from recycled bottle plus you save a tree in the process! Then you can either keep it in your purse or tote as a scarf or you can reuse it as a fashionable reusable shopping bag!

(here's some of the wraps on this page Lush gift bags

I saw this first video on another Lens and hope you try it out, and maybe even get creative and com up with your own knot wrapping techniques.

My appologies, for some reason the videos do not seem to want to show. I've been working on this for awhile but have yet to receive an answer as to why.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i'm getting into the products too... found a toner and facial moisturizer i love....got a free sample i hope to get to you before it expires! i'm making trips to the mall just to go to lush now!

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @anonymous: LMAO!! Susan. What toner & Moisturizer did you get that you like?

      Well as I try stuff etc I shall post it here for sure! Stay tuned

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      Bertha 2 years ago

      Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I aptiecrape it.

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