Chocolate Delight: Whipstick Lip Balm

I recently got a request from The Beauty Deputy to review one of the LUSH lip balms called Chocolate Whipstick. If you are a chocolate fan… this product is for you! LUSH has four year-round lip balms: Honey Trap, Lip Service, Whipstick, and None of your Beeswax.

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SMELL: I love the smell of this lip balm. It has an orange-chocolate scent that reminds me of chocolate truffles! In fact, the smell makes you hungry for chocolate! It is that strong. Like I mentioned earlier, if you are not a chocolate fan, this LUSH lip balm is not for you.

TEXTURE: Whipstick is a bit more difficult to apply than the other lip balms. You have to dig your finger in the balm to get a substantial amount for application! Once the lip balm is broken in longer, I think the application process will get easier.

MOISTURE: Whipstick is the thickest lip balm from LUSH (hence, the thick texture). It works wonders for lips that are chapped, dry, irritated and cracked! This lip balm is a must for the dry winter months!

COLOR: As you can tell from the picture, this lip product is brown! It is not the usual cream colored balm. The color does not transfer to your lips unless you apply an abundant amount. Normally, your lips stay the same color with a bit of a tan glow.

INGREDIENTS: This product is packed with only natural ingredients. There are no safe synthetics. Some of these ingredients are fair trade shea butter, dark chocolate, almond oil, sweet orange oil, vanilla absolute, and much more! This product is not vegan since it contains beeswax. I also believe LUSH just updated their formula making Whipstick smell stronger.

Have you tried this chocolate lip balm?!

The In’s and Out’s of Charity Pot

Hello all! I am sorry that I have not been blogging daily like I normally do… I was at my Grandmas this weekend and she is still in the dark ages without internet! So to make up for the “blog-less” weekend, I wanted to write a post on the beloved, charitable, awesome, phenomenal LUSH lotion, Charity Pot!

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AROMA: I really love the smell of this lotion. It is very calming and relaxing. To me, it smells exactly like chocolate cream. There seriously is no other way to describe this lotion because it is so sweet and cocoa oriented. Although, there is a bit of a floral hint to the super sweet lotion!

DRY SKIN: This lotion works wonders for people who have severe dry skin. Unfortunately, the back of my arms suffer from severe dry skin which makes them very very red and itchy. This lotion really does the job because it hydrates and moisturizes.

TEXTURE: The consistency of Charity Pot is very light. It is not heavy at all. If you are a person who does not like the feeling of heavy lotions on your skin, then this product is for you! I am sorry that I did not take a picture of the product inside the pot… but it is just a creamy white color.

100% GIVING: All of the profits from Charity Pot go to several grass root charities. The charities that receive funds support environmental, humanitarian, and animal rights. Since 2007, LUSH has donated over 3 million dollars to various charities. LUSH also created another charitable product called FUN where 2.5% of the revenue goes to the LUSH FunD.

DIFFERENT LIDS: Each Charity Pot is unique since they all have different lid stickers, which represent one of the charities they support. Although you can individually chose a lid, you are not choosing the charity you support. For instance, the pictures above are showing the lids for the RED Sustainable Travel and HoneyLove organizations. Aren’t they cute?!

INGREDIENTS: The ingredients that make this charitable, exquisite lotion memorable are almond oil, fair trade cocoa butter, ylang ylang oil and so much more… this product is packed with oils and butters.

Before the Easter products, LUSH was celebrating and highlighting their charitable products and also the Peace massage bar. Here are some of the graphics from their website during this campaign:

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Have you tried Charity Pot or any of the other charitable products from LUSH? If so, what charity is your pot showcasing?!

5 Pots For 1 Free Mask

Recently I have been going to LUSH stores A LOT. At least more than I do once my semester starts. Each time I have been returning around 5-6 empty black pots for a free face mask! LUSH started this system to use pots that are post customer recycled plastic! So when you return pots, they recycle and reuse them.

Here are all the LUSH fresh face masks you can chose from (the picture is a bit small, I know):

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  1. Sacred Truth
  2. Love Lettuce
  3. Catastrophe Cosmetic
  4. Cupcake
  5. Brazed Honey
  6. BB Seaweed
  7. Oatfix
  8. Cosmetic Warrior
  9. Ayesha

I have tried a few of the LUSh face masks. Some of my favorites are Cupcake, Brazed Honey and Love Lettuce. I actually have gotten 3 of the masks with the return 5 pots for free mask deal recently. The three I picked out were Brazed Honey, Cupcake and Catastrophe Cosmetic.

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  • Brazed Honey – I think this is the most gentle and simple face mask that LUSH offers. The smell is not to strong and the texture is smooth. The fresh ingredients in this mask are eggs, honey, lime oil, ground almonds, Kaolin clay and probably much much more.
  • Cupcake – This is definitely one of the most popular masks. It is sometimes hard to find this one in stock at stores. This is for skin that is more acne prone. The fresh ingredients in this mask are cocoa, mint, vanilla absolute, spearmint oil, Rhassoul mud and much more. When using this mask, you feel like your spreading mint chocolate icing all over your face!
  • Catastrophe Cosmetic – This is another popular face mask from LUSH. This one is especially nice in the summer months. The fresh ingredients in this mask are blueberries, calamine, rose absolute, chamomile blue oil and more. This mask is especially made for people with sensitive skin.

Soon, I will be reviewing all three of the detailed masks above. If you would like to purchase a mask or return your pots for one, you cannot order them online but only find them in stores. This is because the masks are made super fresh and have an expiration date about two-three weeks after they are bought. Also, you should keep your mask in the fridge to make sure it stays nice and fresh! To learn more about LUSH face masks you can visit: http://www.lushusa.com/Fresh-Face-Masks/fresh-face-masks,en_US,sc.html

What face mask have you tried? What one is your favorite?