“What was the first Lush item you ever bought?” Ayla, one of Lush’s PR people, asked me. The radiant brunette put me instantly at ease.
My Fair Lipstick is a fairly new website and this was our first blogger event so I didn’t know what to expect. But Lush was in the exact same boat – this was a first time meet and greet with the blogger community. That’s pretty huge considering this international company has been down under for over fifteen years.
The first Lush product I used was the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar – it was the ninties. It was given to my mum along with a bath bomb and I may have helped myself to her possessions – as daughters tend to do. I loved it. It was soft and creamy and as you used it the little brown beads would become more pronounced, meaning you get a different massage each time.
But it was only when I started my journey into buying cruelty-free that I’ve really come to appreciate Lush. And just as I’m no longer the 15-year-old pinching her mother’s stuff, Lush has also grown up. They have a massive range of hair and skincare products now – not to mention the beautiful Emotional Brilliance range. Even though we’ve covered a few of Lush’s products already, it still feels like we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.
So I was thrilled to have an introduction to some of Lush’s bestselling products. We’ll be going into more detail about certain products over the next few months, but don’t worry – we’re still going to give honest opinions. Lush would seriously want it that way – like us, they’re all about authenticity.
So keep your eyes peeled for our reviews. In the meantime here’s a brief run-down of eight of Lush’s bestselling items.
Angels on bare skin cleanser (vegan)
This deep cleanser and exfoliant is supposed to be suitable for sensitive skin. I’ve been stung (literally) so many times before by beauty companies claiming to be sensitive-skin appropriate but I’ve got a good feeling about this baby.
Oh man – I can’t wait to let my son Ted get a hold of this stuff. It’s like bubble bath meets play dough. There are five flavours. I got yellow. Some girls standing next to me were kind enough to give me a sniff of theirs and lemme tellya yellow beats blue and green hands down. It’s so vanillary and yummy that it inspired me to order in Lush’s vanilla perfume. Ahhhh, so much good stuff, so little time …
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
I seriously want to eat this. Look at that wheel – it looks and smells like Creme Brule. Who’s hungry? I am.
I’m curious to see how Kate’s dog Harley likes it – it’s supposed to be great for kids and pets. If she’s game enough to try that is.
Ultrabland Cleanser (vegan)
They say this is a super gentle cleanser that can double as makeup remover. Cross your fingers for me. I can’t wait to try this almond oil formula.
Bubblegum Lip Scrub (vegan)
Rub it into your lips, exfoliate and then lick off. It’s the same smell as their Snow Fairy shower gel.
Dream Cream (vegan)
We were given two body lotions but this one is vegan. It’s also their global bestseller and good for eczema, dry or irritated skin.
Karma Bubble Bar (vegan)
A Lush bath treat was actually on my Mother’s Day Wishlist. So I was stoked to get this and have already cracked it open for a Mother’s Day bath.
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
A body lotion that smells like roses. I’ve been using it for a week now and I love it. It’s Australia’s number one selling Lush item and I can see why. Although I really can’t decide what I prefer between this and the Charity Pot. Decisions, decisions …
What was the first Lush item you used? Tell us in the comments below.