Spa Fruit Sensations Shower Gel

Natures Organics Spa Fruit Sensations Shower Gel

I’ve been pretty pleased with my DIY brown sugar body scrub but lately the thought of mixing together sugar and coconut oil feels like too much work – I blame the “I’m knackered” pregnancy hormone. So, I’m on the lookout for a gentle, nourishing, environmentally-friendly and inexpensive body wash. Is that too much to ask?

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Lush Ultrabalm

Lush All Purpose Balm, Ultrabalm

Ed’s note: Today’s post comes from our contributor Andrea Reitano.

How many uses can you think of for an all purpose balm? My ingenuity only gave me two ideas, tops. Read ahead to see how wrong I was.

Brand/Product: Lush’s Ultrabalm (Vegan).

Price: $8.95 for 45g. Available in store at Lush or online.

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Lush – Dream Cream

Lush Dream Cream

Ed’s note: Today’s post comes from our contributor Andrea Reitano.

It’s that time of year once again. Winter has set in and brought with it the bitter cold that chaps and chafes your skin until its heart’s content. Smooth, moisturised skin is virtually unattainable so body lotions have become a winter essential for me. However, it’s always a challenge to find a lotion that suits your particular skin type or one that doesn’t trigger a hay fever reaction.

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Australis Body Sprays

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Ed’s note: Today’s post comes from our contributor Andrea Reitano.

Perfume sprays are underrated. As a regular train commuter, I feel a lot of women should be informed about their benefits. For one, they are lighter than the standard eau du parfum and are much more tolerable for the collective of individuals crammed into a train carriage, side by side, in peak hour. They mightn’t be long lasting, but a quick spritz gives you a feeling of freshness instantly.

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WIN – Lush Giftbox

Sun Showers gift box by Lush

Sun Showers giftbox by Lush

This rain and cold weather is all a bit gloomy isn’t it? While I love pulling out my boots and pretty scarves, my skin is not a happy chappy right now. So when I peeped inside Lush’s Sun Showers giftbox I almost decided to blow off the giveaway altogether and keep it for myself – muwahahahaha.

How to Win

If winter is also getting you down, never fear! Lush has created a slice of summer and given one of our readers the chance to win a box of uplifting vegan products. To win, just follow this link and fill out this quick multiple choice survey. I swear on my skin it’ll take you less than 10 minutes. The competition is open to Australian residents only and closes at 5pm Sunday, 21st July AEST. The winner will be contacted by COB on Monday, 22nd of July. Good luck.

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Lush Vanillary

Nine gram of Lush Vanillary

Nine grams of vanillary spray

We are yet to cover cruelty-free perfume. Since starting this blog I’ve just been going without – which makes me a sad panda. So when the manager of the QVB store at the Lush blogger event suggested I order in their Vanillary perfume I was, well, as chuffed as Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Worldwide Beauty Fact for May

Ed’s Note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

Mehndi is a paste made from powdered dried leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis). The henna plant is believed to bring love and good fortune, and protect against evil. Henna also has cooling properties and henna art is sometimes used to help cool the body.

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