LUSH Spa Gift Set

Did you know that LUSH Cosmetics has a spa? A unique experience where sound, aroma, and emotion intertwine to stimulate a NEW you! I have been to the LUSH Spa only once on Lexington Ave. in New York City (see blog post here) and had The Comforter? treatment. This hour long massage included a hot chocolate body scrub following a rose-oil massage. This combination was phenomenal and greatly improved my dry, winter skin.

Lush Spa Gift LUSH just came out with a Spa Gift Set this year, which was featured in the Spring 2015 catalog. (email me if you want one, I have a thousand) This set includes six products, four of these are exclusive creations featured only in LUSH Spa treatments. A set of postcards that relate to each Spa treatment also comes with this set – an awesome surprise! Learn more about these Spa products:

  • Dreamtime Temple Balm (Spa Exclusive – can purchase at Spa locations): Dream Cream, Dream Time, and Dream Wash, Dream Toner Tab – if you adore these LUSH products you will LOVE this Temple Balm with soothing combinations of rich oils and jasmine absolute. Once cuddled up in bed, I like to apply this balm to my temples, lips, and any other area that needs some extra TLC. You can also purchase Temple Balm in the Whoosh scent.
  • Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb (Spa Exclusive): This bath bomb has made appearances in the LUSH Kitchen and other exclusive locations. With a strong lavender and chamomile scent, this bomb is perfect for a late night bath to relax your muscles and prepare you for a true ‘golden slumber.’ I just used this product and was not overjoyed. The shimmer was minimal and the scent was very, very STRONG! What do you think about Golden Slumbers?
  • Stepping Stone Foot Scrub: Have you done a LUSH foot treatment yet? Start out by using this Stone to exfoliate feet. Like Pop-Rocks, this green product fizzles on your feet while releasing hints of the ocean with citrus hues. Use Volcano Foot Mask and Feeling Feet Lotion afterwards for a full pedicure.
  • The Comforter? Body Scrub (Spa Exclusive): The main reason why I bought this kit! I loved, adored, and cherished my skin after getting The Comforter? This Body Scrub is very, very moisturizing! It is a hybrid between a massage bar and a exfoliating soap, since it hydrates to the max and exfoliates impurities.
  • Therapy Massage Bar: Hints of orange and lavender that act like a revitalizing therapy for your skin – and nose too! I have not tried Therapy yet (for some reason, it takes me decades to finish massage bars).
  • Energized Bubble Stone (Spa Exclusive): Attention LUSHies! Have you seen a Bubble Stone before? This cool invention is a bubble bar in a rock form. Just place under the faucet for a few minutes for calming bubbles. I added this to Golden Slumbers and slept like a baby!

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This is a great Gift Set for LUSHies who have tried most LUSH products available year-round in store because of the product exclusiveness! Who can resist an at home spa day using cruelty free, all natural, environmentally friendly products? I sure can’t!

Snake Oil – The Gold Mine for Dry Scalp

It is no secret that my scalp is super dry. I seasonally suffer from dandruff and the urge to itch. I was on the hunt for a product that alleviates scalp issues and of course, Snake Oil Massage Bar from LUSH Cosmetics is my lifesaver.

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AROMA – Snake Oil has a musky scent that is similar to the LUSH Solid Shampoo Bars in Soak in Float and NEW! Do not worry about the scent since it does not linger.

USE – I use this product after shower time by rubbing it between my hands and spreading the oils throughout my roots. It is easy since the consistency is not sticky or hard. You cannot use this before showers because the healing oils will wash out. The BEST part about Snake Oil is the day after use. Your hair is silky, soft, and itch free!

RETRO – I remember looking up this product online a few years back debating whether or not to purchase. At the time, I said no but regretted that choice. A year ago I discovered Snake Oil again in the LUSH USA RETRO Collection (it is not there now, but makes an appearance here and there). Unfortunately, yes, this product is Retro and hard to come by. LUSH offers another scalp treatment called Superbalm that is no match for Snake Oil. You can check out my review here for Superbalm. 

Lexington NYC LUSH Haul

So I am in a good mood today and decided it was time for my next LUSH haul post! I am a huge LUSHie (if you cannot already tell by now). I spend most of my money on LUSH products. I really do not buy any other products… except for maybe nail polish! But this is it. Plus, I have a goal to review every LUSH year round product and recent holiday products on this blog! So here is one of my most recent major LUSH hauls from LUSH Lexington in NYC (I got all of thee products when I went to the Spa, you can see that blog post here):

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  • King of Skin butter bar – I LOVE this product. This is actually a re-purchase for me. It is a shower must!
  • Sandstone soap – this is an awesome citrus exfoliating soap. I have already tried this product in the bath and have a new love.
  • Sikkim Girls Perfume – I have never tried one of LUSH’s Gorilla Perfumes. I thought it was about time! I got the smallest size in the Sikkim Girls scent. It also came in a really cute collectible jar. A review is on the way for this!
  • Demon in the Dark soap – I have never tried a full bar of this soap (only samples). I had to get a small sliver because it is retiring this year! Get it NOW if you like or want to try this product!
  • Tender is the Night massage bar – I have already done a review on this LUSH Valentines product. You can find that blog post here.
  • Eau Roma water toner – I just did a review about my Breath of Fresh Air toner. This is the next toner I decided to purchase from LUSH! Really excited to start using it.
  • Flying Fox shower gel – So this was an impulse… I recently just got into the LUSH shower gels. I just finished The Olive Branch (sad day)! But this is a great jasmine infused shower product! Cannot wait to review it!
  • Wise eye shadow – This is a product from the Emotional Brilliance line. Strangely, mine is not an eye shadow applicator but an eye liner one! And I love it… the LUSH sales lady talked me into it! I wear it quite often.
  • Aqua Mirabilis butter bar – This is very similar to the Buffy bar (which was my first LUSH product by the way). I like this… but it is supper nutty – you definitely have to like nuts to like this shower bar!
  • Lord Misrule bath bomb – I just had to get another one… I know this one was also in my last haul but I love it so much and it is retiring soon! I will be doing a review on this very soon!
  • Dream Time temple balm – The LUSH temple balms are only available at LUSH Spa locations. I was so happy to see this at the store! I got the Dreamtime scent which is very similar to the Dream Time bath melt. They also had Whoosh for the other scent.
  • Light Pink skin tint – This is a skin product from the Emotional Brilliance line. I actually am surprised that I cannot find this online at the LUSH USA store. I am in LOVE with this skin tint. I will do a review soon!

This was a super fun LUSH haul because I purchased many products which I normally would not try! Lots of newbies here! Let me know if you have tried any of these products?! What have you gotten in your recent LUSH haul?!

Full Of Grace

Hallo all! To continue with the cleansers/face products, I wanted to do a product review for the Full of Grace serum bar! I love this thing… Mine lasts a while because I only use it before a mask. It really hydrates and sets the skin for any type of mask. Here is my bar:

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SKIN TYPE: This product is super gentle and comforting. I think it would go well with any skin type since it does nothing but moisturize! I have dry and sensitive skin. Full of Grace works miracles on me! 

SMELL: This product also has a pretty soft smell. To me, it has a soft lavender smell that has a floral perfume punch to it! I think LUSH says that this product has many butters, chamomile and mushroom! But it is a lovely sweet smell. Nothing to over powering at all! 

TEXTURE: This serum works exactly like a massage bar. You just rub it on your face or hands and then it melts down and turns into an oily texture. Full of Grace is nice because it is no to oily at all! You can feel it on your skin after you use it though! It is light and very moisturizing. 

FRESH INGREDIENTS: Like every LUSH product, Full or Grace has many many fresh ingredients. There are murumuru butter, chamomile blue oil, organic almond oil, fresh portobello mushrooms, fresh rose infusion and so much more! The ingredient list for this product is jam packed with lots and lots of amazing butters and oils. 

NO PACKAGING: I also love how this bar has zero packaging like some LUSH products. It is wonderful to just pull this out from my cabinet and start using it immediately! Also, less waste the better! Full of Grace is also preservative free and Vegan! Two pluses! 

I suggest this serum for anyone who uses any type of face mask often! It helps moisturize your skin while the mask is on and prevents it from dehydration! This serum bar is available all year round from LUSH online and in stores. Have you tried Full or Grace?!

 

Tender is the Night Massage Bar

So this is the last product review I have for the LUSH Valentine’s 2014 collection. I have reviewed everything else except for the Close To You massage bar which I did not purchase. I will talk about that product a little bit toward the end of this post though! Massage bars are not a necessity for me… I like the idea of them and the feel of them! But I do not use them daily or even weekly sometimes… I still have my first massage bar ever which I purchased a few years back! Here is a picture of Tender is the Night:

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TEXTURE: I love the soft essence of this massage bar. It is a lot more luxurious than ones I have tried from LUSH before! The minute you touch it you can feel how smooth and soft it is.

SMELL: I love the sweet, comforting aroma of this massage bar. It has a lot of vanilla in it! If you do not like vanilla scent this is not for you! It also has a hint of floral in it… I am not positive what that is though! Maybe jasmine?

FRESH INGREDIENTS: The fresh ingredients that make this massage bar are jasmine absolute, murmur butter, organic shea butter, fair trade vanilla absolute, ylang ylang oil and much more!

GREAT MELT: Once you put this on your body it immediately starts to soften and melt! I love it!!! I use this after I shower and massage it deep into my stomach, back, arms and legs! It makes me feel super smooth! For even more of a vanilla aroma and to lessen the grease, you can dust Vanilla Puff Powder all over you! It is a great pair.

Tender is the Night is probably one of my ultimate favorites from the LUSH massage bar collection. I did not get a chance to try the Close to You massage bar from the Valentine’s collection. To me, it reminded me to much of Snow Fairy which I still have from Christmas:

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How many of the Valentine’s products have you tried this February?! Here is a beautiful shot of the Valentine’s Collection in the LUSH Lexington location in NYC:

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Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar

Here is the final Christmas product from LUSH that I need to review! Yay!!! But… I cannot wait to see what LUSH holiday 2014 will be like. So the last product is the Snow Fairy Sparkle Massage Bar. This is a cute little thing and it could be related to Valentine’s Day because it is hot pink!

Here is a product image:

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SMELL: The smell of this product is the famous LUSH holiday scent, Snow Fairy. It is extremely sweet! Almost feels like you are rubbing cotton candy all over your body!

TEXTURE: This massage bar is super super creamy. It almost melts in your hand immediately once touched. When used on the skin, it is super hydrating and moisturizing.

EFFECTS: In the middle of the massage bar, there is a cube of luster! It makes your skin super sparkly and sweet! Highly recommend this bar to use before a night out!

HOLIDAY-MADNESS: Not only is this product Christmas oriented, I also think it could be related to Valentine’s Day also! The hot pink color, sweet aroma and array of luster makes for a sexy date!

Overall, this was a cool massage bar! It is not very large (which is kind of nice) so it has just a few uses. I like how it does not turn your skin hot pink when used. Unfortunately, this product is not available anymore but I found a link to is on the LUSH USA’s website which you can access here.

P.S. – my kitty, Jet, is ready for Valentine’s Day! He is trying to turn his beautiful jet black coat red by attempting to wear his  winter jacket!

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Lexington LUSH Spa Opening

Hello all! So this morning when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw this post from the page I follow, LUSH Cosmetics SHop and Spa NYC – Lexington Ave:

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This is pretty awesome! It’s a sneak peak of one of the walls in the spa! It also has information about when they are opening and how you can book. I am so so so excited to book an appointment here! I will for sure be getting The Comforter done first! For those of you who are not a huge LUSHie, LUSH has a few different spa locations around the world but none in the United States so far. So the one on Lexington Ave. and in Philadelphia will be the two firsts! I am positive they will do a great business!

The last time I was in the LUSH store in Herald Square in NYC, I picked up this flyer advertising the new spa:

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This is a flyer about the size of a large index card that describes all the different fresh handmade treatments the LUSH Spa will be offering. I know it is hard to read so I will  describe each treatment:

  1. The Comforter? – This treatment is all about exfoliation. It has a hot chocolate scrub and a rose body serum involved. (This is the one I really want to try!)
  2. Synaesthesia – This is the signature spa treatment. You choose how you want to feel from 11 different emotional states. The treatment includes a choreographed massage to make you fully relax.
  3. Validation – This is a face massage that is supposed to increase your confidence. The treatment is supposed to help you feel naturally, truly beautiful.
  4. The Good Hour – This treatment is a full-body deep tissue massage. The main purpose of this massage is to release pain and tension in your muscles.
  5. The LUSH Sound Bath – This is a meditative treatment that helps you hear and listen with in yourself. The purpose of this bath is to help you mentally clear all the mess in your ming and listen to your body.
  6. Tailor Made – This is a tailored treatment, which means it is made just to suit your body! The purpose of this treatment is to make certain muscles in your body feel relaxed and free of pain. It focuses on the body part that need the most attention.
  7. The Spell – This is a foot treatment. It includes a foot soak, scrub and massage!

If any of these treatments sound appealing or you are just a huge LUSHie waiting to experience more LUSH, you can visit the Facebook page for the NYC-Lexington Ave. location at: https://www.facebook.com/LUSHLexington. It will be very exciting to see and experience any of these spa treatments! Let me know what treatment you are most excited to try!

P.S. – Has anyone noticed an error on the flyer yet? The bottom part where they talk about the Facebook pages for each of the U.S. locations is flipped! The NYC one has the Philly page and vice versa!

LUSH Announces Retired Products

It is that sad time yet again… last night while scrolling through Facebook, I noticed that LUSH announced some products they will retire at the end of this year 😦 It is always never a good thing to see some beloved favorites go. On a positive note, they will probably come out with some new interesting, timely products!

Here is a list of all the “oldies:”

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The products I have tried from this list are:

  • A Million Kisses Lip Tint
  • Almond and Coconut Smoothie
  • Coconut Deodorant Powder
  • Demon In The Dark Soap
  • The Enchanter Bath Bomb
  • Geo Phyzz Bath Bomb
  • Golden Slumber Bath Bomb
  • Ma Bar Bubble Bar

I absolutely love some of these products and am a little disappointed they are being discontinued. I will for sure be stocking up on the Ma Bar Bubble Bar, Almond and Coconut Shower Smoothie and Golden Slumber Bath Bombs.

Here is a picture of all the retiring products from LUSH Facebook’s page:

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Do not get to sad! This means some new favorites will be added to the collections in store! Or maybe LUSH has come out with a completely different bath invention.

I am curious to know what y’all think about these farewell products. Also, has anyone gotten the new LUSH App?! Really want to know how everyone likes it.

Tata for now!

Wiccy Magic Muscles – LUSH Review

Hello all! It has been an interesting week so far. Lots of school work and other end of year events. I thought that it would be best to talk about one of my latest massage bar purchases since I have been using it after my work outs this month! So I am going to introduce to you… The Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar!!

As usual, I got this bar because of its “healing” and “soothing” qualities. According to LUSH, this is a spicy bar for sore muscles (it sure is spicy).

Here are some pictures of mine:

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Positives:

  • Massage worthy: very moisturizing
  • Great for sore muscles
  • Aduki beans (red dots) make for a great massage
  • Looks adorable in the LUSH tin
  • Lasts a while

Negatives:

  • VERY strong aroma
  • Little oily: use a dusting powder after use

Overall I enjoy this massage bar. I think that the spicy smell of cinnamon and peppermint make it unique. Plus, the aduki beans add a unique edge to the product. I mainly use this product after I work out or ski. It is great for sore leg and ab muscles.

Also, if you have never purchased the LUSH oval tin, it is a great $3 well spent (or however much it is). It protects your massage bars from the scary outside world and also if it does melt, at least it will still be in an oval shape!

Oval tin:

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BOTTOM LINE: If you enjoy massages and have sore muscles frequently, this is the bar for you! it actually does a great job soothing muscles. But be warned, the smell is very strong and takes some time to get used too!

I hope this helps when thinking about LUSH massage bars! Let me know what massage bars you have or want to try! Tata for now!

Strawberries and Cream Massage Duo

When I went to the LUSH in the Danbury Connecticut mall, I was blown away at all the different smells and textures of the massage bars. Surprisingly, one of my first purchases from LUSH was the Shimmy Shimmy glitter massage bar. But since that first purchase, I have been massage bar non-existent. So I decided it was time.

The saleswomen in the store at Danbury was phenomenal. We raved for hours on end about all of our favorite LUSH products. She even asked me what LUSH product I would take to a desert island if I could only take one? My answer: Vanishing Cream.

But back to this massage duo. After smelling all of the options, I decided to go for this duo:

  1. Strawberry Feel Forever massage bar- which is a “creamy strawberry massage bar” with the featured ingredient of strawberries (duh). Here is the link to more info about the bar: http://www.lushusa.com/Strawberry-Feels-Forever/02883,en_US,pd.html#start=6
  2. Vanilla Puff dusting powder- which is a “luxurious, indulgent vanilla jasmine dusting powder” with the features ingredient of vanilla absolute (again, duh). Here is the link to more info about this product: http://www.lushusa.com/Vanilla-Puff-Powder/03633,en_US,pd.html#q=vanilla%2520puff&start=1

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First, you use the strawberry massage bar where ever you wish (just massage it into your skin) and then you put the dusting powder over the part that you massaged to get rid of the greasy feeling.

I actually just massaged my arms with this duo while writing this post and fell in love all over again. it smells exactly like strawberries and cream. If you are a lover of strawberries, this is the perfect LUSH duo for you!

Tata for now!