Five Baths To Warm Your Heart

Happy Valentine’s month! First, I want to apologize for not posting last week – crazy time crunch with homework, work, and of course, Valentine’s Day! How did you celebrate?

  • Unicorn Horn – the Bubble Bar of the year! This lavender infused, rainbow, sparkly cone invokes all things LUSH! It makes you smile and think happy thoughts in the bath! This product also created a mountain of bubbles! Were you lucky enough to give Unicorn Horn a try?! You might still have a chance with my next giveaway… comment below to enter by telling me what makes you happy!  
  • Heart Throb Bubbleroon – This bubbler turns your bath a rose-y red while creating a strong floral scent in your bathroom (similar to African Paradise Body Conditioner). The best part? All the gold glitter you have to clean out of your tub!
  • Love Locket – The classic 3-in-1 bath bomb! Nothing changed with this all time favorite since my last review. Although, it sure does create a beautiful light pink water with tiny red hearts floating around. Did you see this bath on my Instagram (@andreapuskar)?
  • Lonely Heart – I love this simple bubble bar! It turns your bath water a scarlet red with a tangy, jasmine vibe. LUSH needs to have a red bubble bar available all year long! What product do you think is the closest to Lonely Heart?
  • Floating Flower – The newest Bath Bomb innovation, one that twirls! I really enjoyed this bath with the pastel colors and a bright center – what a surprise! Plus, the scent is one of my all time LUSH favorites – sensual jasmine! Hope Floating Flower will make appear again next February!

P.S. – Can you find a hint in this post for my next giveaway?! 

#signoflove

With the recent passing of Valentine’s Day, I thought it was appropriate to share my #signoflove pictures for the LUSH campaign supporting LGBTQ rights. I took all of my #signoflove pictures at the NYC Lexington LUSH location! I am with my mother in the pictures and after this, we went to the LUSH Spa! I will be doing a post about my experience there very soon!

Here are our #signoflove pictures:

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#signoflove is a media campaign that LUSH started in collaboration with Valentine’s Day coming up and the winter Olympics which are being held in Russia. Currently, Russia has many many anti-gay laws which are brutal to human rights… LUSH created this campaign to send all of the #signoflove pictures from LUSHies around the world to the Russian government in support of LGBTQ rights. I wanted to take a part in this media campaign so I posted the bottom left picture of my with the #signoflove hashtag.

Did you participate in the #signoflove campaign?! Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

LUSH Valentine’s Social Media

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! It is a very very very snowy day in New York… we have at least 20 inches at my house! Another snow day and five day weekend for me! Today I wanted to talk about all of the latest social media posts from LUSH about Valentine’s Day! LUSH came out with many many posts leading up to this love filled day!

Post #1: This is a wonderful, lovely post from LUSH’s Facebook page. The caption is “Fall in love with LUSH: our Valentine’s Day goodies are in shops now!” This is a multi-fuctional post because it links to their website. I love the picture they attached. Posts always do better and receive more of the audiences attention when there is a gorgeous picture! LUSH always has great photos and I think this one is featured in the new LUSH Times.

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Post #2: This is also from LUSH Cosmetics Facebook page and it is another multi-functional post! This one includes a link to the LUSH blog where you can find the instructions to making this Valentine’s Crafternoon! I love this idea… crafty people are the best people! I have been getting into crafts a lot lately and these are super cute! Might have to make some for myself.

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Post #3: Unlike the top two, this post is from LUSH’s Instagram account (@lushcosmetics). I love this picture because it is incorporating my two favorite items, LUSH and nail polish! This is related to LUSH because someone created a manicure just for the #signoflove campaign LUSH has started this year! I will be doing a whole post about the #signoflove campaign soon!

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Post #4: Another post from the LUSH Facebook page! This on is captioned “Only two days to go until Valentine’s Day! Who’s ready?” And then there is a link to the LUSH USA Valentine’s products. I love the picture they used for this post! It is awesome and so so so creative! I also like how they included the Valentine’s Gifts and it looks like the Prince Charming shower gel has different labels than the usual!

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Post #5: This post is from the @lushcosmetics Instagram! Who has tried the Neon Love soap?! It definitely is a unique limited edition, holiday LUSH product! I suggest picking it up before it could be gone forever! This is a beautiful picture of the soap! These are some good chunks!

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Post #6: This Facebook post is from the LUSH Cosmetics Willowbrook Mall page. This used to be my primary LUSH store that I would go to in Houston, TX. Great staff and super friendly! I like how they did something a bit different telling the ladies not to forget their guys! Dirty is a GREAT and FRESH guy scent! I actually use the shower gel in my shower and am in love… it is so refreshing.

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So those are a bunch of Valentine’s Social Media posts from LUSH! You can check them all out in person on their social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). I still have a few more Valentine themed posts to get out there before the end of the week! Be on the look out! What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?!

LUSH Style Red Lips

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I think it is appropriate to do a post about my recent Emotional Brilliance purchase, Decisive! Emotional Brilliance is the makeup line from LUSH that has lip, eye and skin products. I love this line. I have a couple of items from it and every time I purchase something new, I LOVE the line even more.

Here are some images of my Decisive:

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COLOR: this is a beautiful red shade. LUSH has a few different reds. According to LUSH this one is, “pin-up, vintage cherry red that is bold and vivid in color.” I think this is a great description because it is a bold red but also has a light shimmer to it! This color also goes well with my hair and skin tone! It is not to to TO red but more of a blue-ish red.

WEAR: the liquid lip stick lasts a long long long time. If you do not apply any balm before hand then it is almost like a lip tint! I always apply balm before hand because it makes the lip color more water-y and not to strong. LUSH suggests Ultrabalm (which is my staple LUSH product).

TASTE: this product has zero taste… there is nothing sickening or scrumptious in the lip color once applied! I would just watch out for your teeth. My lip color does spread and get onto my front teeth. If you are planning to wear this color all day, keep checking your teeth!

FRESH INGREDIENTS: since it is from LUSH of course it is cruelty free and composed of many fresh ingredients! The base for the whole Emotional Brilliance line is the balm, Ultrabalm (linked above). The fresh ingredients present in Decisive are: Jojoba Oil, Candelilla Wax and Rose Wax.

Have you used any lip colors from Emotional Brilliance?!

LUSH Valentine’s Gifts

Hello all! Second post today… this is pretty good for me since school started! I am just procrastinating.. trying to ignore the amount of homework I have this weekend! So I wanted to do a post about the three Valentine’s Gifts LUSH came out with.

Gift #1 – Toucan Love: This is the cheapest Valentine’s gift ($16.95). I love the name of this! Toucan Love…. I wanted to get it just for the beautiful, recycled paper! This gift has two items in it:

  1. Neon Love Soap
  2. Close To You Massage Bar

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Gift #2 – Neon Love: This is the middle-ground LUSH gift priced at $39.95. This one has a lot of goodies in it! Some of the products are available year round and not part of the Valentine’s collection. There are five products in this gift:

  1. Neon Love Soap
  2. Red Fun
  3. Turkish Delight Body Lotion
  4. Bubble Gum Lip Scrub
  5. From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar

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Gift #3 – Lots of Love: This is the JUMBO LUSH gift priced at $52.95. Like the gift above, this one includes products that are not from the Valentine’s collection. This gift has seven items in it:

  1. Neon Love Soap
  2. Prince Charming Shower Gel
  3. Sex Bomb
  4. Rose Jam Bubbleroon
  5. Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
  6. Close To You Massage Bar
  7. Chou Chou… I Love You Toothy Tabs

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All of the LUSH Valentine’s gifts and the Neon Love Soap are based on the Public Art Project: 12 Months of Neon Love. Of course LUSH would find an awesome blog that has a great character to it! Check out the link above to learn more about 12 Months of Neon Love!

Here is a post from the LUSH Facebook page about their new gifts that links to the LUSH Valentine’s section:

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Have you gotten any of these gifts for someone special?!

The Kiss Lip Gloss

I am proud of myself… I am actually getting the chance to review all of the LUSH Valentine’s products before they are no longer available! Today, I would like to review one of them: The Kiss Lip Gloss!! This is an awesome product and seriously different from LUSH lip tints (they sell these year round).

Here are some images of my The Kiss (I was so excited to get this product I had to try it on the minute I opened it… hence the mini smear in the lip gloss):

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TEXTURE: this lip gloss is great. It feels very light and airy on your lips. It is not tooo tooo sticky. Which is a major plus for me since it does not have an applicator. I am able to put it on my lips with my fingers then smear my fingers together and the product disappears! It is so great. I wish LUSH had more lip glosses that were available all year round.

COLOR: your lips are a beautiful light pink with a hint of shimmer once you apply the product. Like I said above, it is super super super light definitely not as strong as the lip tints from LUSH.

SHORT LASTING: a major downfall for this product is the short life span on your lips. I have applied this about four times in an hour and 30 min. class… the product does not stay on your lips long enough! But I guess most lip glosses do not last forever like lip tints. The taste of the product is great. It is not fake at all and you can almost taste all the fresh products!

LIMITED EDITION: this product is only available in the LUSH Valentine’s collection which went into stores January 27 in the U.S. and should disappear after Valentine’s Day (February 14). So get it fast! I believe this lip gloss also came out in the 2013 Valentine’s Day collection.

FRESH INGREDIENTS: this lip gloss has an array of lip plumping butters in it. The fresh, preservative free ingredients in this product are: Fair Trade Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Agave Syrup, Cupuacu Butter, Almond Essential Oil, Guarana Seed Powder and much much more! If you want to learn more about any LUSH ingredients you can check out the LUSHopedia.

Have your lips experienced The Kiss yet?!

 

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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