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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Mascara Smackdown

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Ed’s note: A few months ago I was asked to recommend a mascara that would make eyelashes look really big. After contacting some lovely beauty companies they sent us a stack of mascaras to try. I enlisted the help of two sisters Chloe and Lily to see what they thought and most importantly, what was the most volumising. Here’s what they had to say:

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Chloe’s Favourite

Brand/Product: Australis Multi Mega Lash in Black.

Price: $12.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Big W or shop 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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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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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 – 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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