Lush II.

After my very first visit to a Lush store in Budapest I grew to like the brand very much and started experimenting with several types of their products. Click here if you are interested in my first impression. Here are the products I tried:

Seanik
This is actually a solid shampoo bar that was made from sea salt, algaes with lemon scent. I asked the shop assistant what she recommended for my hair that gets greasy quickly. The bar lasted for 40 washes alltogether. It may seem like a wierd way to wash your hair but this product foams very quckly, takes up a small place in your bathroom and has no packaging.

Mask of Magnaminty
This face and body mask contains peppermint oil that gives a very refreshing feeling with honey and milk, that are both great for hydration. I use this product once a week for 15-20 minutes and it has a great cleaning and softening effect. One of my favourite products!

Over and over
Of course I had to try new bathbombs! Over and over has a citrus smell from lemon and fennel. It gives chearful yellow and orange colours to your bath. I recommend it in summer when it can be more refreshing.

Charity Pot
If you buy this hand- and bodycream, Lush expend all the incomes to orgranisations that fight for the environment. The cream has a very nice texture and it hydratesthe skin  well. It contains olive oil, jojoba oil and shea butter.

Buck’s Fizz (the orange one on the picture)
This is a packaging free body conditioner you can use during shower. Use the product as a soap on your skin and only wash it off a couple of minutes later. At first I considered it wierd but my skin became very soft at the end. It works like a lotion but it is better than using a shower gel because that dries the skin. The product contains grapefruit and orange blossom oil.

Intergalactic
I have to say this is the best bath bomb ever! After releasing yellow, blue and purple colours to the bath, the remaining water will look just like the night sky: dark blue with glitter that looks like millions of stars. Absolutely magnificent! The bomb has an amazing smell from grapefruit and peppermint oil.

What do I think now about Lush products?
After the third (or fourth?) round of shopping at Lush, I generally think that products may be more expensive but have better quality than others. I will regularly use the solid shampoo bar and the face mask, they are absolutely fantastic!

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Where is Lush coming from?
Lush is a British brand that was founded in 1995. The company produces vegan and handmade products from organic ingredients and essential oils. Its main goals are protecting animals and saving the environment. Doing so they never test the items on animals. Besides that the company always tries to bring attention to endangered species by donating money with charity boxes. And the environmentally friendly part mean that most of the products are packaging free or if it needs wrapping, a simple paper bag can do the trick. If the product needs to be contained in something, because it’s liquid based, a jar that is made from recycled plastic is used. They also sell canvas bags or scarves that are made from organic cotton or recycled plastic bottles.

How did I meet the products?
Honestly I only got to know about the brand from my favourite Youtubers, because Lush stores can only be found in the Hungarian capital and nowhere else. When I went to Budapest this month, I decided to visit a shop to find out, is it worth the hype? When I entered the store and orgy of wonderful scents hit me in the head and it was amazing. The shop assistants asked what kind of products I was looking for, what my skin types and problems were and they suggested things to me based on this. They explained certain ingredients and let me test all of the products before deciding what I wanted to buy.

What kind of products did I buy?
I wanted to treat myself with luxurious baths for relaxation so I first tried a set of bath bombs because these are the products Lush is most famous for and they had incredible smell.

Sex Bomb
This bath bomb had the most amazing smell of all of them. It has purple and pink colours and there is a small rose on top of it that blooms at the end of the bath. It contains yasmine, ylang ylang and soy milk. The water became marble-like when it melted away. I felt beautiful while reading my magazine in that Sunday evening.

Turtle
This one in not a usual one, because it is a jelly bomb so it softens the skin. The products contains small drops of agar agar pieces to remind us that many turtles die from eating plastic from the ocean. The product has sandalwood and pine smell. I also tried massaging a part of it into my skin to make it more soft.

Sakura
Obviously this one was inspired by the cherry blossom in Japan. It contains mimosa, jasmine essential oils with orange-blossom and citric oil. It gave a very flowery and refreshing experience.

Would I buy Lush products again?
I was very satisfied with my first set of Lush products. The only problem is that they are not cheap (and I’m being modest here). So I wouldn’t be able to buy all of my beauty products (soaps, shampoo, shower gel, face cream, face masks and body lotion) from Lush for an every day use. So they will remain the luxury treat for me. I will use them when I feel blue and want to treat myself.

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