Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Beauty Haul

Compared to my last beauty haul I think this one is very frugal!

It's safe to say I've been getting into using Lush cosmetics recently; I've seen a few hauls by beauty bloggers in the past couple of weeks that piqued my interest but also, importantly for me, I'm falling increasingly in love with more natural beauty products.  I just figure if something is made to sink into my skin, then it should be as chemical free as I can find, while still being a good product, and I think Lush offer just that with a lot of their range.  Here are the goodies I bought to try in June anyway, with a couple of random, but beautiful, extras...


Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar, Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask, Mint Julips Lip Scrub, Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple Lush Full of Grace Serum Bar - The smell of this serum is sooo good, all nutty and buttery with a hint of rose.  Because it melts at body temperature, it's surprisingly easy to smooth all over your skin.  So far I've been using it a few times a week as a night cream and find that when I wake up in the morning my face feels beautifully soft.  I'm excited to see what the benefits will be longer term with this one.

Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask - I've been trying a few of Lush's face masks recently and this is definitely one of my favourites.  It's their deep cleansing mask, but unlike others I've tried, it doesn't feel like it's stripping my skin and making it sore.  I think that's something to do with the almond oil and calamime keeping my skin soft and moisturised.  Oh and of course like many Lush products the smell is divine, like a blueberry yogurt smoothie. Yum!

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub - anyone who loves bright or matte lipsticks knows that on occasion a lip scrub is essential.  Normally I'm quite happy to use an old toothbrush but I spotted this at the till in Lush and decided to give it a go.  I'm really glad I did actually, the base of this scrub is sugar and jojoba oil so it really gently exfoliates but leaves your lips feeling moisturised.  And it's flavoured too, with chocolate, vanilla and peppermint.  Delicious.

Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple - the obvious non-Lush item in this shot, I've been addicted to this polish in the last couple of weeks.  It's a beautiful pale mint green colour and the wide brush on the Essie polishes from Boots makes them super easy to apply.  I can't imagine I'll be getting tired of this polish any time soon.


Lush Eau Roma Water, Lush Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder, No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream
Lush Eau Roma Water - I have a slight addiction to toning waters and this little beauty has quickly become one of my favourites.  It's so light and soothing because of the lavender and rose water that go into it and I use it several times a day, after I've cleansed or just at times when I need a little refreshing pick-me-up during the long days at work.  I've got pretty normal skin but am prone to occasional redness and find that using Eau Roma Water has a lovely calming effect on my skin.

Lush Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder - Vanilla is one of my absolute favourite scents (and flavours) so when I saw the lovely Estée (essiebutton on Youtube) talk about this dusting powder in one of her videos recently I did make a pretty swift dash out to buy it the next day.  It didn't let me down either, the vanilla fragrance is lovely and rich, without being overpowering, and the product is pretty good too.  I like to give myself a good covering with this powder after I've had a bath on a night and it just leaves my skin feeling really silky smooth and beautifully scented.  I'll definitely be repurchasing when I run out. 

No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream - Non Lush item number 2!  I've been pretty sceptical about trying any of the BB creams that are swamping the market at the moment, because I'd heard from a lot of places that they're pretty much just tinted moisturisers.  I can't say I feel that this one from No7 is any different to those descriptions but that being said I do like it.  It's been nice to wear on days when the weather's felt a bit oppressive and I don't want too much on my skin, it just gives nice light coverage while enhancing my natural skin tone.  I'm not sure yet if it's something I'd buy again, but I'll keep testing it and playing with it.

Well that is it for my haul this time round.  There were a lot more products that I wanted to buy this month but I did my best to restrain myself.  I've got so many products to use up already, and of course I can always buy and test in the future and feature in an upcoming haul!

2 comments:

  1. I love Lush, I used to live nr poole where it first opened. great blog hun.
    Sheree x

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  2. Thanks sweetie. I bet Poole was a great place to live, and great to have the first Lush so close! xx

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