Lush Ultrabland Cleanser

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Have you noticed we’re on a bit of a Lush roll at the moment? Maybe it’s a subconscious New Year’s resolution, but I’m determined to get the reviews up of the products we have been given at the 2013 Lush blogger events. And yes, they are all honest reviews.

At last year’s May event we were given a facial cleanser called Ultrabland. Unfortunately, after a few trials I realised that it wasn’t going to suit my skin type. My skin is sensitive and the texture of this is quite thick which means you need to wipe it off with a flannel. Flannels (or face washers if that’s what you call them) are too rough on my skin. Usually I just wash my hands and then use water to splash the cleanser off my face. So, ultrabland sat in the cupboard for a while. I really didn’t want it to go to waste. As a beauty blogger I’m very conscious of using the products we are given – it’s more environmentally sustainable. So I passed this on to one of our contributors to review instead. Our guinea pig today is the divine Lisa Ginnane. Continue reading

DIY: Foot Soak

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Happy St Patrick’s Day y’all. This day was originally about celebrating Christianity in Ireland as well as Irish culture. However, for  Aussies this day usually means wearing green and drinking as much as possible. So for those of us who are unable to go on a bender today I thought we could treat ourselves to a bright green foot soak instead.

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DIY: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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Is your skin feeling a little parched after too much sea and sun? A scrub can do wonders for skin. Sugar-based scrubs are great for people with sensitive skin as they’re more gentle than their salt-based cousins. Store-bought sugar scrubs can set you back between $15-$70 (yes SEVENTY) buckaroos. But this beauty product is one of the simplest and cheapest items you can make at home, from the couch. The brown sugar will exfoliate the dead skin while the oil works its magic leaving your skin feeling silky soft.

My four-step guide to the easiest and awesomest body scrub (if I do say so myself).

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