Posts Tagged ‘Lush’

  1. May 10, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub from LUSH…Made With Vodka!

    And no, you can’t drink it or have a wild girls night with it. But what you will get with it is fab looking skin. I’m a huge exfoliating nut and this handmade product from LUSH is one of my new faves. With ocean salt, lime, coconut and grapefruit, this vodka-based scrub guarantees a deep, yet gentle exfoliation.

    I’m going to be really annoying and tell you yet again that exfoliating your face and body regularly is just about the most important thing you can do to care for your skin besides wearing SPF. Aside from the anti-aging benefits of exfoliating, the instant effects are amazing, too. I exfoliate everyday and my skin is super radiant compared to what it looked like before I made exfoliating part of my routine. It feels fresh and clean after I exfoliate and it’s silky smooth 24/7! I recommend exfoliating at least once a day and twice if you’re 40+.

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  2. May 5, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Mamma Mia Gift Package fro LUSH

    First off, this Mamma Mia gift ($39.95) is the name awesome but the package itself is super cute. And not because I don’t love my mother or anything, but pre-wrapped gifts are my besties!



    The Mamma Mia gift package is also super affordable even though it’s chock full of amazing products no woman should go without. Aside from the amazing, super nourishing soaps and bath gel LUSH is known for, the package also includes Creamed Almond & Coconut Smoothie cream and Sugar Scrub.
     

    I’m a self-professed sugar scrub addict. The sugar is a natural exfoliate and not only does it smell lovely but it’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth and supple. Doesn’t Mom deserve to wrap herself in luxury every once in a while? You can pick up this neatly prepared gift pack at LUSH now! (And I won’t judge you if you buy an extra one for yourself.)  
     

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  3. February 16, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    LUSH Presents Rehab for Your Hair

    First off, sorry for the missed post yesterday. I was really under-the-weather and couldn’t write up my daily post. My bad! But today I’m good as new and back in the game.

    I just came back from a glorious week in Jamaica this past weekend and the first thing I noticed when I got off the plane (other than the fact that I was freezing) was that my hair felt drier and more coarse than it did when I was in the wonderful Jamaican climate. Thank God I still had some LUSH Rehab Shampoo ($12.95 100ml/ $23.95 250ml/ $39.95 500ml) left.

    This shampoo is great because its main purpose is to strengthen hair and bring it back to life using all-natural ingredients (no chemical stuff) like papaya, kiwi and pineapple extracts. These products actually digest dirt and control excess sebum while keeping your hair perfectly hydrated and smooth.

    It also contains jojoba, almond and olive oils which are the best ingredients you can get when it comes to instant hydration of the hair. My hair got damaged in the sun and when I got home, the sub-zero temperatures and windy conditions dried it out even further. A few shampoos with this product and my locks were good as new. You can actually feel it working when you use it.

    Tip: Follow up with a hydrating conditioner as well. Remember never to apply conditioner to your roots. Only apply from midway down to the tips, with emphasis on the ends.

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  4. December 16, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Last-Minute Holiday Gifts from LUSH

    If you’re not finished your Christmas shopping yet, here are a few more ideas to help you out. After all, Christmas is next week!

    If you’re in need of an affordable stocking stuffer for a gal who like sweet scents, Have a Sweet Christmas ($14.95) from LUSH may be the perfect option. It contains a sweet vanilla-scented Candy Cane Bubble Bar and a chunk of the Snowfairy-scented Godmother Soap.

    If you’re looking to spoil someone a touch more, I suggest the Christmas Star ($34.95). Packaged in a festive box, this gift set contains six of the top-selling LUSH bath bombs. Every now and then, I like to indulge myself in a bath with one of these bombs and it’s so soothing, relaxing and calming in every way. It’s my way of treating myself to a mini spa day. If you know someone in need of her own mini spa day, this is the way to go.

    While LUSH offers dozens of holiday gift sets this year to suit every budget and every lady, one of my favourite ultra-luxe gift sets is Winter Wonderland ($114.95). It contains all of my favourites and the items are practical and fun at the same time. This set contains shower and body treatments, soaps, scrubs and gels, all with a different fragrance. It’s sure to satisfy any gal’s pampering needs.

    To pick up one of LUSH’s coveted holiday gift sets, head to a LUSH store near you or lush.ca. For online shopping, you better hurry if you want delivery for Christmas! Plus, they’re offering free shipping until December 19.

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  5. October 21, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Happy Halloween from LUSH Cosmetics

    Halloween is coming up and, personally, I like to get into the spirit (no pun intended). I am a fan of all festive holidays so it’s no surprise that when LUSH delivered a package of fresh Halloween-themed handmade cosmetics to my door, I was happy as a clam! These special soaps are inspired by Mexico’s “Day of the Dead,” a day to celebrate lost and departed souls. (Spooky, huh?!)

    I’ll start with my favourite product in the bunch: Calacas Shower Jelly ($4.95). This slime-like jelly is in the shape of a skull and it’s bursting with the aroma of lime which smells absolutely amazing, especially in the shower. Here’s the real beauty of the spooky soap: you put it in the freezer so it gets extra chilled. The next morning, you take your still-soft, freezing cold jelly and slap it on your skin in the shower. It’ll give you a real fright but it’s invigorating at the same time. It’s much like hot and cold baths at a spa; insanely cold yet amazing at the same time. The jelly also has aloe vera gel for soft skin.

    Tip: If you want to have a little more fun with this jelly on Halloween, try throwing it on your man while he’s in the shower. The frozen feeling of the jelly is sure to scare him. And it’ll be hilarious to watch!

    The next Halloween-inspired piece is the Calavera Bath Bomb ($5.95). This is just amazing. For those who enjoy a spa-like experience (like myself), this is the product for you. Just dunk it into the bath and let it dissolve. It’ll turn your water lime green, blue and orange for a very festive look. At the same time, it soothes and softens skin in the bath. It’s so relaxing. It also contains Mexican marigold petals to soften skin even more.

    The Lady Catrina Soap ($5.95) is inspired by a painting by Jose Guadalupe Posada which was designed to show that the rich are as susceptible to death as everyone else. Lady Catrina’s big, embellished hats have since become a symbol of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebrations. My favourite part? Aside from the cultural and festive aspects of it, the soap is zesty and soft. My skin feels smooth and has a great scent afterward.

    Get ready for Halloween everyone! It’s coming up.

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  6. July 2, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Must-have: LUSH Sole Revival Kit

    Despite the not-so-hot wether we’ve been getting the last couple of days here in Montreal, summer is here and sandal weather is in full swing. The only thing that kills a great pair of summer sandals and a pretty pedicure are dry, cracked feet. If you don’t want to spend a ton of money at the salon, you might want to try LUSH’s Sole Revival Kit.

    At only $20, this collection of 7 foot products is exactly what you need to keep your feet hydrated and looking smooth. The kit contains a Volcano Foot Mask. If you’ve never tried a foot mask before, take my word for it. You need it. It feels so great when you rinse off the mask. It’s like a facial for your footsies.

    The kit also has Little Feet Bath Bombs (shaped like feet–so adorable!), Body Butter, Foot Lotion and Lemon Flutter Cuticle Butter. It’s everything you need to give yourself a spa-worthy pedicure at a wallet-friendly price.

    Get to a LUSH location near you to check out this kit (which is too cute for words) and more of their handmade, luxurious soaps.

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  7. June 18, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    A Few More Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Just in case some of you are as last-minute as I am, I thought you might be looking for a couple more gift ideas for Dad. (FYI, Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, in case you didn’t already know.)

    I really like these LUSH Solid Shampoos ($9.95). I think it’s such a great idea. The shampoo bars are solid products that are easy for the man on-the-go to carry around with him. If your Dad (or even your boyfriend) is a traveller and loves convenience (as everyone does) then this is the ideal budget buy. Plus, it’s a great gym bag essential. They come in a variety of fragrances and last for up to 70 washes!

    Next up is a gift set from Kiehl’s. I don’t think I need to tell you why Kiehl’s is fabulous. If you’ve ever tried one of their products, you know they’re nourishing and long-lasting. This ensemble is a great gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day. It comes with Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 75ml ($11.00), Facial Fuel 75ml ($30.00), Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – White Eagle 75ml ($12.50) and “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap ($17.00). A man who like to care for his skin but doesn’t necessarily have the time or is always on-the-go will truly appreciate this gift.

    Now hurry up! You only have a few days left to shop.

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  8. April 29, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Soften your lips with LUSH’s Bubble Gum Lip Scrub


    The summer’s the best time to experiment with loads of different lip glosses but if there’s one thing that ruins any good gloss, it’s dry, cracked lips. You should always keep your lips hydrated (tip: I put Vaseline on my lips every night to keep them soft and hydrated) and give them a scrub from time to time.

    Just like your face, your lips needs to be exfoliated. Because the skin on the lips is fine and delicate, you don’t need to do this often (definitely not more than once a week).

    LUSH recently released three new lip scrubs. My personal fave is Bubble Gum but the scrub is also available in Mint Julips and Sweet Lips (a chocolaty flavour). With castor sugar and organic jojoba, the scrub removes dry, flaky skin, prevents chapped lips and will leave your pout with a smooth, silky feeling. Plus, all three scrubs are vegan-friendly.

    At only $8.95, who could resist? Make your pout kissably soft with this scrub. You can pick up any of the three scrubs, as well as all of LUSH‘s other handmade cosmetics, at any LUSH location or online at Lush.ca.

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  9. March 17, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Day One: Start blogging

    I’m no stranger to blogging but this time, I’m doing it for me. You may have read my blogs on LOULOUmagazine.com. That’s what I’ve been doing with myself since graduation. But now I’m on my own!

    Before getting into the beauty juice, how about you get to know me first? I’m 25-years-old and I am a self-proclaimed beauty expert (addict and expert mean the same thing more or less, right?). I am definitely a makeup junkie so if it exists, I’ve probably tried it.

    I’ve recently become obsessed with hair products, too. So much so that I may need a bigger bathroom to accomodate all the products I have decided I can’t live without. (Is wanting more volume a crime?)

    In an introductory blog, I should probably tell you what you’re gonna get here. I test products for you. If you buy yourself a lip gloss and decide the texture is too sticky (hate that!) you most likely can’t return it. So save yourself some cash and listen to me. I’ll tell you what works and what doesn’t from two points of view: that of an expert beauty editor and that of a consumer.

    Desperate to find a moisturizing conditioner? Been there done that. Tomorrow I’ll give you the scoop on one of my faves.

    By the way, that’s me in the picture (obviously). It’s always nice to put a face to a name isn’t it? Be sure to check in with me regularly. I’ll always have the scoops on the latest products from awesome brands like Nexxus, St. Ives, Noir Cosmetics, Lancôme, Lush and loads more (including your fave luxury buys).

    See you tomorrow!