LUSH Retro: Skin Sin

LUSH Retro is a collection of retired products that appear online for a few months. This collection ranges from massage bars to bath bombs! Every time I order LUSH online, I always get a goodie from the Retro collection. My recent Retro purchase was Skin Sin Hand and Body Lotion:

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AROMA: I adore the smell of this product. At first, I was a bit skeptical to order a “whipped cherry cream,” but it does not smell like cherries at all! It actually reminds me of the herb, thyme. The aroma is simple, natural, green, and sweet!

CONSISTENCY: Skin Sin is pretty light and not too heavy. I am not a fan of lotions that feel sticky and gooey once applied. This is the perfect lotion to use after shaving because it is moisturizing, light, and smells phenomenal! It works wonders on dry skin.

RETRO: Like mentioned earlier, this is a Retro product. That means it is limited edition AND only available online. It is available in two sizes – 3.3 oz. and 16.9 oz. I got the 3.3 for $9.95 and it has lasted me quite a while! I suggest getting the smaller size to see if you like the product enough for a larger and more expensive bottle.

INGREDIENTS: Skin Sin has a good amount of natural ingredients and safe synthetics. Some of the natural ingredients are almond oil, fair trade cocoa butter, lavender oil, tangerine oil (featured product), and tagettes oil. This lotion is packed with natural oils! It is also vegan.

What is the latest LUSH Retro product you have tried?!

A Heated Product: Volcano Foot Mask

Why do you think this LUSH product is called Volcano? Here’s a hint: it heats up your feet! That sounds a bit weird… but it feels great and works wonders! Buckle up and get ready for a review on the LUSH Volcano!

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AROMA: Volcano has a strong cinnamon smell. You get used to it pretty quick. I actually enjoy it now! It is one of the LUSH products where you can leave it open on your desk and it will odorize the entire room!

HOT & COLD: The name of the foot mask gives it away… this product heats up your feet! Once you rub Volcano all over your foot (& toes too), you will notice it heating up a bit. It feels great! I usually use Volcano when I take a bath. A downfall about Volcano is rubbing it off because your feet feel very cold!

DETOXING: LUSHies use Volcano to eliminate odor, exfoliate rough skin, and to clean away all the dirt. Therefore, this product is a life saver for smelly feet. It does an AWESOME job combating all the dirt and germs.

THE BAGS: Volcano can be messy (hence, it’s on your feet). Usually, I put on the product and then tie a plastic shopping bag around my foot. LUSH also mentions this technique. It looks silly, but at least you can walk!

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AFTER LOTION: I suggest using a moisturizing, fresh lotion after this treatment. LUSH makes the perfect one: Fair Trade Foot Lotion. This is minty, moisturizing, and of course, PINK! Fair Trade Foot Lotion is also refreshing after working out and taking hot showers. Feel free to check out my LUSH Foot Products post.

INGREDIENTS: LUSH packed Volcano with an interesting combination of natural ingredients. These are just a few: pumice, lemon oil, potatoes, fresh papaya, fresh tomatoes, and cinnamon leaf oil. It is also vegan.

Have you tried Volcano or any other foot care product from LUSH?

 

Believe – A Good Word for Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I hope everyone is having a phenomenal day and eating tons of Easter goodies! One of my favorite parts of Easter is to see what everyone is wearing… I am a huge fan of dresses, pastel colors, bright lips, and so on! Easter fashion is pretty great. For this post, I want to do a review on the lip color I wore this Easter from the LUSH Cosmetics Emotional Brilliance line, Believe! 

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COLOR: As you can tell, this is a beautiful pink shade that has a nice coral undertone. LUSH claims that this color is a “raspberry-pink matte.” I semi agree. This lipstick makes your lips quite pink, but not a raspberry shade. I believe it is more of a orange-pink. This color is also considered matte since it does not have any sparkles in it.

LONG-WEAR: Once you put this lipstick on, it takes a while to come off! Super, super long wear. It also stains your lips. So when the color does wear off, the lips are stained pink. It is very pretty. I like to put on a moisturizing lip balm before I apply Believe because it makes the product more like a lipstick rather than a stain.

BELIEVE: Emotional Brillance is an awesome collection that LUSH created. The concept of this make up line is great because rather than being objective and just makeup without any meaning, LUSH has made is subjective. Each product within the collection has a special meaning tied to a characteristic. Obviously, this lip stick is called Believe and insures that “you believe in yourself and you can achieve anything that you desire!”

INGREDIENTS: The ingredients in this lipstick are primarily safe synthetics. Although, there are a few natural products. These are jojoba oil, candelilla rose wax, and rose wax. All of the Emotional Brilliance lipsticks have these three natural ingredients I believe.

Have you tried any of the Emotional Brilliance make up products from LUSH? Here is an awesome store set up of the Emotional Brilliance line in the LUSH Lexington store in NYC:

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