The Best Treat for Your Lips – Honey Trap

How is everyones Monday going? Mine is alright… but a bit dreary! Although, I did go out to lunch with my friend and did a little shopping! That always brightens up ones day! I also am looking forward to trying my last LUSH Easter product in my bath tonight! Be on the look out for those posts! Anyways, I have been meaning to do a review on one of my most used LUSH products, Honey Trap Lip Balm:

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TEXTURE: This lip balm is incredibly moisturizing… I cannot imagine using any other lip product daily! I keep my container of this on my desk and at least put it on every 30 minutes. It is not sticky at all and great for parched, chapped lips.

NOT STICKY: Another plus about this lip balm is that it is NOT sticky! Let me repeat, NOT sticky! Since you have to use your finger to apply the product, it is important to note the consistency of the balm. It is very easy to rub in your fingers after you apply it.

AROMA: The smell of this LUSH product is mellow yet filled with a sweet, intriguing scent. The balm is packed with honey, sweet orange, and peppermint. It also does not taste terrible if you get a little of it in your mouth!

INGREDIENTS: This LUSH product is preservative free. The ingredients that make this lip balm a popular seller are: fair trade shea butter, almond oil, beeswax, extra virgin organic olive oil, dry whole milk, and so much more.

Have you tried this LUSH lip balm?! It is one of their most popular ones. Also, check out this old social media post with a picture of the LUSH Kitchen filling in some lip product pots:

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Mohegan Sun LUSH Haul

How many of you bloggers have ever been to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut?! Well it is a completely different world there. I went with my mom to a Luke Bryan concert there and had a BLAST! I even went shopping at LUSH after the concert… we walked out of the venue at 11:35 right to the LUSH entrance… and it was OPEN! I was baffled! Shopping at LUSH at midnight?! It was a dream come true. I dragged my mom into the store and got these goodies:

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  • Chocolate Whipstick lip balm – this stuff is AMAZING. Definitely one of my favorite LUSH products. Review to come very soon!
  • Skin Drink moisturizer – I have been looking for this product forever… they are always sold out in NYC. Excited to try this on my dry face!
  • Perspective lip stick – this is a great color. I have been wearing it daily since I purchased it! This liquid lip stick is a part of the Emotional Brilliance line.
  • Figs and Leaves soap – my goal is to try all of the year round LUSH soaps. I have not yet tried this one yet but it smells great!
  • Dragon’s Egg bath bomb – I have not purchased this bath bomb in a while! Really excited to do a review on this one!
  • Lord of Misrule bath bomb – this is an all time favorite of mine… I got this around Halloween and loved it so much I had to repurchase! Will definitely be doing a review on this before they are sold out! Remember, this bath bomb is only limited edition!
  • SMAPLE – Handy Gurugu hand cream – I am not a big hand cream person so I decided to sample this one before I buy the large pot if I like it!

So this was an awesome way to end an already great concert and day! I love LUSH and anytime I see one I have to go in and meet the sales associates and talk LUSH! Here is the beautiful store in the middle of the bustling casino with my mom in front and the lovely ladies who helped me out (sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry – my camera lens was dirty!):

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And… for those of you who are Luke Bryan fans… he threw a phenomenal concert! One of the best I have ever ever seen! Check him out! He really knew how to get a crowd excited:

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If you wish to learn more about LUSH Cosmetics at the Mohegan Sun Casino you can visit their Facebook page here. What concerts have y’all been to recently?!

Mini LUSH Haul

Hello folks! I know that I am posting back to back! But I just have so so so so much I want to say about LUSH and their phenomenal, eco-friendly products! For my second post, I wanted to show you a recent mini LUSH haul of mine from the LUSH store in Herald Square, NYC.

Here is the haul:

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  • Skin’s Shangri La – This is a great facial moisturizer for the winter months. In fact, this is actually a repurchase. I love love loved it so much that once it was empty, I immediately went to LUSH to repurchase it again. Skin’s Shangri La is very very very hydrating and the smell is sooo great. The fresh ingredients in this product are jojoba oil, aloe very and Queen of Hungary water (mix of vodka and rosemary).
  • Latte – I have been wanting to get this lip tint for a while now… I have a lot of vibrant colors from LUSH for my lips but I do not have any subtle colors. Latte is subtle! It is a lovely brown with loads of shimmer in it. It does smell and taste a bit like a latte also!
  • Samples and more samples – I got two samples from this LUSH store, Lemony Flutter cuticle cream and Rehab shampoo. Actually, I have used both products and love them! Lemony Flutter is a great, moisturizing cuticle cream for those who LOVE the smell of lemons! Rehab shampoo is an all time favorite of mine. It truly takes your hair back to rehab! The smell is also another great aspect of Rehab!

Another part of this haul was a free face mask since I returned 5 empty pots! For the mask, I picked Catastrophe Cosmetic! The LUSH blueberry mask:

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So this was a mini-mini LUSH haul for me! I normally go in and get every product that I either have not tried or love to much not to have again! Like always, I will be reviewing each of these products! Let me know what was in your latest LUSH haul! Tata for now!

Spectrum of Honey

According to the LUSH Times, they buy over 5,505 kg of honey yearly. This is an insane amount of honey. Imagine eating all of that! You would turn into a honeybee! But LUSH does not use all of their honey for eating, but rather for creating inspiring, natural products.

The reason why LUSH uses honey is because it has moisturizing, reparative, and antimicrobial proprieties. Antimicrobial basically means that honey creates a long lasting barrier over the skin to protect it from harmful micro-organisms (I had to look that one up). I find these proprieties of honey interesting because it is another natural ingredient that has many, many benefits and of course the positive, it contains zero chemicals and production waste. Some products from LUSH that contain honey include Ambrosia-shaving cream, Honey I Washed The Kids- soap, Honey Trap- lip balm, and Flying Fox- shower gel. Out of these products I have used Ambrosia and Honey Trap. Ambrosia is great because of its light texture and smoothness it creates after a fresh shave. Honey Trap is also one of my favorite LUSH lip balms because it just tastes so delicious!

After reading the latest edition of the LUSH Times, I found an interesting article about where LUSH’s honey supplier, ConeyBeare Honey located in Southwestern Ontario. The article is set up in Q&A form. The questions range from “What is your earliest memory of honey bees?” to “What would the collapse of honey bees mean for food production in North America?” The major aspect I learned from the article is that the bee population is decreasing everywhere in North America from a pesticide class called, neonicotinoids. These pesticides are basically sprayed on everything, from corn to wheat.

I also noted that bee populations are growing rapidly in metropolitan areas because of the lack of these pesticides in the cities. Interestingly, I know this is a true phenomenon because while I was walking to the subway station in Union Square, a bee stung me for the first time ever! In NYC! Where plants are minimal! What a surprise for someone walking down the subway stairs.

It is important for us, the consumers and maybe even the buyers, to make sure we are supporting businesses that aid to natural, effective ways of honey farming. Always look at where the products are coming from and always look for the most eco-friendly route.

Do you utilize honey in any unique ways?

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picture credit: http://beautysecretsyouneed.blogspot.com/2010/03/lip-primers-to-rescue-or-not-hehe.html