Lush

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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All the beauty products I bought in Croatia

Got a little carried away while I was having a vacation in Zadar, Croatia. To elongate the spa experience I decided to buy some beauty products for home as well. 

First of all I went to Müller, which I don’t have in my own town and I always get excited when I can visit a store.
I bought 3 face masks…:
Garnier SkinActive Anti-Pickel Thermo Maske
Schaebens Totes Meer Maske
CadeaVera Young Pink-Flamingo Zuckerwatte Maske

…a L’Oréal rouge…:
Cream 104 Mafia Gloss

…and a body lotion:
Aveo Olive & Lemongrass

As we were to enter Krka National Park in Skradin I saw a Lush shop that I definitely wanted to enter the first time ever. I bought a soap called Respect Your Elders that I just couldn’t use since. It has such a great smell, I keep it next to my bed to have a sniff whenever I want.

The day before we were travelling home, I stopped at the L’Occitane en Provence to buy myself a goodie bag that contains these items:
Verveine Lait Frais
Verveine Gelée de Douche Fraiche
Verveine Agrumes
I also got gifts:
Gel Douche Verveine (50 ml)
Lait Corporel Verveine (50 ml)
Créme Ultra Déseltérante (sample)
Eau Essentielle (sample)

Can’t wait to try all of them!

All the beauty products I bought in Croatia