Lush Santa Baby Lip Tint and Santa’s Lip Scrub

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Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is the lovely Lisa Ginnane. However, our contributor Andrea Reitano just sent through her thoughts as well (she bough the Lip Tint during a Lush shopping spree). So double the reviews today.  YAY!

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Celebrating 2013 and Lush’s Limited-Edition Goodies

Lush goodies on the scarf they use as wrapping paper

Lush goodies on top of the scarf  that they use as wrapping paper

Happy New Year’s Eve. I don’t know where this month has gone. Or the year for that matter. And what a year it has been. The blog was launched, I fell pregnant, I discovered my love for so many wonderful cruelty-free brands and also dabbled in making my own beauty products.

I want to end 2013 by giving a shout out to all our lovely readers who supported the blog. You make it all worthwhile. So thank you. I also want to thank all the companies who supported our blog too. As a part-time writer who has to juggle caring for a toddler (while being pregnant), funds are tight. So thanks Australis, Innoxa, Natio, Sukin, Mode, Trilogy, Inika and Lush for sending us freebies and helping us to discover cruelty-free options and saving the bunnies 🙂

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How A Fox Helped Me Find My Mojo

The Fox in Flats red lipstick dare

The Fox in Flats red lipstick dare

The only reason I have ever bought red lipstick is because Fox in Flats dared me. Although I sat out the first two she organised because there’s a “rule” that thin-lipped people should stick to gloss. But when the 2012 DAREcember came along last year all my preconceived ideas changed.

By the end of 2012 I had an 11 month old and was still carrying an extra seven kilos of weight. It was as though the old Emma had vanished and been replaced with the a mother-version of Emma. It was quite a conflicting time. I love my son more than anything and still count that year as the best of my life, but I felt awkward in my body.

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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 – Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

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

An age old trick to exfoliate dry and chapped lips was to gently scrub your pout with a soft, dry toothbrush. Applying a heavy layer of lip balm over your winter kissed lips in hope the dry skin will majestically soften, is somewhat effective too. But wonderful as hacking at your lips with a toothbrush or overusing a pot of lip balm is, there’s a much gentler, quicker and tastier method I highly recommend.

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Product Smackdown: Lipliner – Australis v Natio

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I’m going out for dinner tomorrow and I don’t know what to wear – on my face! Actually, I don’t know what to wear on my body but it’s cold outside so probably black or navy. Dark colours make me feel a bit gloomy and unfestive. What better way to add a splash of colour than with a bright lipstick? I’m hoping that this product smackdown will help me decide whether my pout should be red or pink.

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Lush – Bubblegum Lip Scrub

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

Brand/Product: Lush’s bubblegum-flavoured sugar lip scrub.

Price: Emma was given a pot of Bubblegum Lip Scrub at a recent bloggers event hosted by Lush. She kindly passed this tasty pot on to me. Bubblegum Lip Scrub will set you back $9.95 for a 25g pot. You can pick it up from a Lush store or shop online.

Why We Love It: This product is vegan friendly and the perfect antidote to dry, cracked, wintery lips.

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