Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday - Lush Fresh 15!

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Last night I had the opportunity to check out 15 new products launched by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics (they are definitely not a stranger for regular readers as we've featured them before and even hosted a giveaway last year in our holidays buying guide).

LUSH has launched 15 amazing new products:

Fit for a Queen:

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - This Rose Jam Scented Body Conditioner contains Cypress oil, capuacu butter, Brazil nut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil and argan oil which is rich in Vitamin E. The 20% Glycerin formulation locks in mouisture. Use like a hair conditioner, shower, apply on your body and then rinse off and pat dry.

Rose Queen Bath Bomb: Light, floral rosy scent or rose absolute and geranium, amber notes of rock rose, imparts a rosy pink glow to your bathwater with a sprinkling of Tiger Lily, apple blossom and larkspur petals.


Skin-Softening Bubbles, moisturizing ingredients and gourmet scents

Green Bubbleroon - A fresh uplifting bath with orange, lime, juniper berries, grass and orange flower

Rose Jam Bubbleroon - Rose Absolute and Rose Oil, hint of lemon, Egyptian Geranium Oil and cocoa and shea butters to leave skin smooth and soft.

Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon: Cocao Absolute, Tonka with a light grapefruit scent and bergamot oils.

Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb: Patented Double Layer Bath Bomb. Shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil, exotic essential oils of fruits and spices will take your mind and tub on a flight of fancy!


Latte Lip Tint:  Lip Balm with a hint of fair trade coffee flavoring, almond oil, organic jojoba oil and Japan Wax and Icing Sugar, Vanilla Powder and Vanilla Absolute all make your  lips soft, nourished and kissable. A light enough tint to wear alone or layer with your favorite lip color.

Shimmery Skin:

Lustre Dusting Powder - For those of you that are already fans of Gorilla Perfume's 'Lust', this powder is scented with Jasmine and has a fine gold shimmer to it. Smells great and feels silky smooth on the skin.


Cocktail - Cocktails anyone? (couldn't resist!) Ylang Ylang, jasmine, rose, orange blossom, oakmoss and sandalwood (this scent is available online only)

1000 Kisses Deep - This fragrance was created by the founder of LUSH, Mark Constantine, in honor of the lasting love he shares with his wife. Delicate apricot note from osmanthus blossoms combined with a touch of mandarin and deep resins (the complexities of true love). (Available online only) - OMG I can barely find a man romantic enough to buy flowers, nevertheless create me a customized scent!

Love - This scent opens with a bright green apple note and develops into a spicy fragrance with Cinnamon and Cassia. Also Available Online Only!

Dear John - A mix of Citrus, Coffee, Woods and spices with a splash of pine, cedarwood, and vetivert. (available online only)

His and Hers:

Dirty Soap - Spearmint, Sandalwood, pine and oakmoss, can be layered with the rest of the dirty range. For Dirty Lovers, you finally have a companion bar soap!

Lust Soap - Unapolagetic Jasmine scent, now Lust perfume lovers have the matching soap.

Peace of Mind:

Aromatherapy infused essential oils will help adjust your mood and your spirits!

Moon and Sun Steamer Tab - Use these solid tablets to steam clean your face while you inhale the mood adjusting oils. Neroli Oil will lift your mood, and the Lavendar Oil balances and soothes the skin. Pop one in steaming water, and then put a towel over your head to help to steam cleanse your pores and lift your spirits! (It fizzes sort of like an Alka-Seltzer in water)

Dream Steam Steamer Tab - This has the same blend of oils as LUSH Dream Cream, tea tree oil is a great antibacterial for your skin, and the rose absolute will calm redness. This blend of chamomile and lavendar oils will balance the skin while calming the mind.

Peace Massage Bar - Formulated with Olive Oil (which is incredible for skin for a variety of reasons), this bar is a solid but literally melts into your skin as you massage it on.

Friends with Benefits Massage Bar - This one is going to leave you feeling edible, delectable and super soft and sexy! It has a yummo chocolate orange scent. A blend of tagetes (essential oil from American Marigolds), and FAIR TRADE cocoa butter. (Allowing you to feel good TWICE!)

Finishing Touches:

No Drought dry shampoo - Scented with lemon, grapefruit and lime, this dry shampoo will absorb grease/oil from your hair and import a lovely scent for those moments when you don't have time to shampoo (apres gym perhaps?). Apply directly into your hair or your hands and work through concentrating on your roots down to mid-shaft. I would suggest if your hair type is dry or damaged to be very sparing on your ends (that's the one part of your hair you don't want looking dry). And because this is a DRY shampoo, you can bring it with you on the plane, did someone say GENIUS? You can be a LUSH on the go!

Sweet Lips lip scrub - lip scrub for chocolate fanatics, or anyone who wants yummy totally kissable lips! Vanilla extract keeps your lips moist, castor sugar gently exfoliates and the deep fragrance of cocoa absolute leaves lip kissably soft. LUSH describes this as Creme Brulee for the lips (without the calories) It's also a VEGAN product. Don't you just love it?

Ready for some bath time product porn? It wouldn't be wordless wednesday without tons of cool photos right?

It's all in the bag!

Isn't this Enora Scarf beautiful? It's made from recycled LUSH bottles! But what's wrapped inside?

What's that? I spot a cute tin behind the bundle!

Check out all that unwrapped loot, it's the Lush 15 (minus the bath bombs and perfumes (we didn't receive the perfumes) but the bath bombs got a little wet in the rain and I didn't want to ruin the pretty scarf)

My Take:

I haven't tried them all out yet, but my early stand out faves are:

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. This was applied directly to my hand and it was not rinsed off, (and while they warned me that not rinsing it off meant it could feel a little sticky if it got wet) I can tell you I went out in the rain, and felt my hand on the train, not only did it NOT feel sticky to the touch, it felt super soft. and it withstood a ton of handwashing. The hand with it felt smooth for hours with tons of hand washing. I LOVE this product! I will be stocking up on this one!

I applied Dear John and I love the scent (male colognes/scents for some reason work really well with my body chemistry.)

I loved the Massage Bars! I loved them all, and was super surprised just how smooth they glide on the skin, and unlike most lotions these absorb quickly and don't leave my hands slippery, yet they were super smooth. I loved both, but Friends with Benefits stands out just a bit more for me scent wise. Honestly these makes incredible stocking stuffers, they come in a tin, and you are going to want one for your handbag, one for your desk in the office, well you get the idea. Buy enough, because I can assure you that you won't be able to buy them as gifts and not want at least one for yourself.

I haven't tried them out yet, but enjoyed watching the Steamer Tabs demonstration. After this week is over (have I mentioned it's been a super stressful week?), I will use these and then follow with a great mask, I'll let you know how much I loved them after I've tried them, but I do know they smell insanely good!

And by the way, if you are in the NYC area, visit the Union Square LUSH store, tell them Ascending Butterfly sent you!

If you are curious about what's in that tin, stay tuned, full review on it to come!

Happy  HUMP day Butterflies!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I attended a press event of the un-veiling of 15 new Lush Products. No monetary compensation has been received, I was under no obligation to write about the event or the products. All opinions are 100% my own.

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