Thursday, January 28th 2016 Body
Today I am doing a Lush haul – I’ll be showing you the great products that I bought recently, and giving you my first impressions of the product. It’s not a full review of them, mainly because I was too excited and didn’t want to wait. The products that I bought are Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter, Dirty Toothy Tabs, Soft Coeur Massage Bar, and Stepping Stone foot scrub. Three of the four items are things I’ve never tried, but they came highly recommended by friends so I took the plunge and threw my usual cautious researching to the wind.
I don’t usually do haul posts, mainly because I haven’t been shopping much for the last year or so, and also because when I do buy things I get really excited and post them on instagram immediately and then tear into them…and maybe review them a few months later. NOT THIS TIME THOUGH. I tore into it in my car, but then I got down to taking photos before I started using them. Such dedication.
Lush Dirty Toothy Tabs
These were a massive craze in a facebook group I’m in a year or so ago, but I never tried them because I don’t live near a Lush store. I thought it was worth popping some in my Lush online cart to see how they worked for me. I’m quite fussy about my teeth, and I rely on my toothpaste to keep them white despite consuming a lot of coffee. People in the group seemed to have amazing results with these so that’s pretty exciting. I’ve used them a couple of times now and it was definitely a learning experience. You have to bite into the tablet before using it and I didn’t particularly enjoy that. If you don’t bite into it enough then it doesn’t work that well and you end up spitting out little bits of tablet out. Why is this like this? Why isn’t it a powder or something?! I also didn’t really care for the taste either. I don’t think I’ll bet finishing this box that’s for sure.
I thought this was a cute little detail on the side of the box.
Lush Soft Coeur Massage Bar (The Honeymooner)
When I was making my order I asked my friend Kelsy who is a massive Lush lover if there was anything that she recommended I buy, and she recommended the Soft Coeur Massage Bar. Fun fact, Coeur means heart in French – the 7 years I learned French comes in handy sometimes when it comes to beauty products. Now, somewhat awkwardly, in the time between when I ordered this and now, I’ve broken up with my boyfriend so I haven’t quite been able to use it in the way I had intended to. However, I have used it to massage my sore legs after Pump class at the gym so I can still give my thoughts on it.
Soft Coeur comes in a heart shaped bar formula. The main ingredients are cocoa butter and shea butter, and it has a centre of chocolate – yum! You warm it up between your hands and massage it into your skin. I’m sure it’d be amazing with a partner but it’s still quite nice to use alone – it’s lovely and moisturising. Unlike a massage oil, it really sinks into your skin.
Lush Stepping Stone Foot Scrub
It’s sandal season and my feet are not in great shape. I considered getting a pedicure but I’m wary of hygiene at most nail bars, plus I’m ticklish so it’s not a great time for me really. So I decided to buy this foot scrub, and I was pretty enticed by the fact it looked like a foot.
Unfortunately, my Stepping Stone arrived in not so great shape. That hasn’t stopped me from using it as you break off pieces in order to use it, so it would have been broken up anyway. You break off a bit each time, take it into the shower with you, wet your feet and then scrub away. I found it much easier to do sitting down as standing on one foot seemed like the recipe for me lying in the bottom of the bath with a broken bone, and having to wait for someone to come home and rescue me. So far I’ve only used it once and I think my poor feet need a bit more than one session for good results but I feel hopeful. I think if I paired it with one of Lush’s foot creams it’d be a great combination.
Here is a photo from the Lush website so you can imagine what it is supposed to look like.
Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
This is the only thing in this haul that I’ve used before, and it was the catalyst for my order since I finished a pot of it recently (as you may have seen in my December Empties post). I have Lemony Flutter sitting on my desk at work and I use it every day. It works wonders at keeping my cuticles and hands hydrated. My nail technician friends tell me that using cuticle oil/balm or hand cream is one of the best things you can do for your nails and following that advice has really paid dividends for me. It was the most expensive thing in this order but it lasts for such a long time, I got easily a year out of my original tub! Plus when you have 5 Lush black pots you can take them in for a free fresh face mask, similar to the Back to MAC scheme.
Prices are as follows, in NZ dollars.
- Toothy Tabs – $2.20 per box of 40.
- Stepping Stone Foot Scrub – $7.90 for a 75g bar
- Soft Coeur Massage Bar – $7.45 for 30g
- Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – $19.90 for 50g tub
I bought all of these products from the Lush NZ website since there isn’t a Lush store in my part of Auckland. My friend said she always gets free samples in her orders from the Lush website but I didn’t get any so I was a little bit disappointed, perhaps they were all cleared out after the madness of the Boxing Day sale. Shipping was $9. It came nicely packaged with plenty of packing peanuts but these ones are actually biodegradable and dissolve in water which is pretty cool. One item did arrive broken but it’s something which you break up to use any way so the only thing that it affected was my photos.
Have you used any of these products? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments section!