Showing posts with label Lush. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lush. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Delights! LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

I'm a total LUSHIE! For those in the know when it comes to the finest handmade cosmetics and skincare, my revelation doesn't mean I need AA, it just means I'm addicted to all things LUSH. Their fresh handmade cosmetics have fun names, smell divine, and make you both look and feel fantastic. It's aromatherapy for the mind, body and soul because their products are so uplifting!

I have been asked quite a bit this week about 'last minute' gifts and 'hard to shop fors' and my recommendation remains the same, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics! Do you have a teacher to shop for? (trust me when I tell you they'd prefer apple scented body treats to an actual apple!) Letter Carrier? Did a co-worker you least expected to give you a holiday gift end up surprising you? I would advise you to stock up year round so you already have these things on hand, but with both an online presence as well as convenient brick and mortar locations you can't go wrong with Lush. There is something for everyone! And better still, they have pre-made gift sets that are delightfully packaged which is a total blessing for last minute shoppers.

Last month I had a chance to check out the launch of the 'Lush Fresh 15' and I posted a review of those products HERE. I gave you guys a sneak peak of a cute holiday gift idea, and now that I've tried it all out I thought I'd give you some feedback!

About Christmas Delights

Christmas Delights is a super cute gift tin created by the elves at Lush, the gift tin includes: 

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Angel's Delight Soap 3.5 oz - This one uses Tangerine Oil, which gives a nice pick me up on a cold winter morning!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Candy Cane soap 3.5 oz - This soap is a perfect blend of English Peppermint Oil and sweet almond oil, if you want your body to smell like Christmas or for your spouse to want to lick you, this soap is it! ;-)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Heavanilli Massage Bar 1.9 oz - I'm a total addict of Lush Massage Bars, they go on like silk, your skin will drink this without ending up all greasy feeling and you will want one for your purse, desk at work as well as home, I can tell you that whoever you gift this set to, will love it for this alone! With natural shea and cocoa butter, it emits a warm scent of jasmine, vanilla and tonka. And as they only use Fair Trade Shea Butter, it's a double delight! The only complaint most people have regarding this product is that they don't make it BIGGER, it's that awesome!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Snow Fairy Shower Gel 3.3 fl. oz - A sweet bubblegum and cotton candy scent mixed in with iridiscent glitter, lather up in mounds of sparkly pink bubbles, you can wash your body or hair with this, and if you like to layer, do both!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub 3.5 oz - Scented with perfume from Ylang Flowers and mimosa blossom and made with Coconut Oil (reduces symptoms of psoriasis and eczema, this oil also provides natural balance to the skin) and Beeswax absolute (known for it's soothing, protective and antiseptic properties)  your skin will probably send you a Thank You Letter. Seriously.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vanilla Delite Body Lotion 3.5 oz - So everytime I use this I get the over-whelming urge to sing 'Groove is in the Heart' by Deee Lite (since I'm always thinking music my nickname as 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ totally fits), This smooth blended Vanilla Moisturizer contains Illipe Butter (moisturizes and restores skin flexibility), Hawaiin Tamanu and Monoi Oils, and Organic Coconut Water, this body lotion is a perfect follow up to the Candy Cane Soap!

The aromatherapy will lift your mood and who can resist the tin? While I was not able to nab a reader giveaway this time around, the LUSH Christmas Delights Gift Tin is definitely a holiday gift guide pick!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post. A gift tin was provided to Ascending Butterfly Free of Charge for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In or Near enough to NYC and Wanna Tantalize your senses this weekend?

Head over to Sniffapalooza's LUSH & Gorilla Perfume Gallery Event, 9/23-25 in NYC @ 54 Crosby Street! (Between Spring and Broome) press the link above to see the full invite information!

Our friends at Lush Cosmetics (you remember them from the ultra cool Lush Butterfly Kiss giveaway they hosted with us right? They were in our holiday buying guide last year, you can refresh your memory HERE - I hope we can have them in our holiday buying guide again this year, ah but I digress!) tantalized my senses last night, and now they want to do the same thing to YOU!

I love scoring you guys great giveaways, but when I can get you entry access to a super cool event, I love it even more.

You all know I'm a 'Lushie' and PROUD of it, LOL and I spent time last night at the most amazing gallery fragrance event, I don't want to give out any spoilers, I'd rather you just find out for yourself why I can't stop raving about this event!

I will tease you all by telling you that it involves ALL your senses, and I do mean that LITERALLY! Intrigued? I thought so!

Here's a copy of the invite:

Here's the text from the invite so you can read it more clearly:

Come and experience the art of perfume in a multi-sensory exhibit showcasing Gorilla Perfumes by LUSH. Take your senses on a trip through this winding olfactory maze of wonderment, encounter one-off creations and emerge with your favorite new fragrance from the onsite pop-up shop.

Having made its debut in London, this international touring gallery is making its only North American stop in New York City. Open to the public for 3 days, the gallery also features an artistic collaboration between Gorilla Perfumers, Mark and Simon Constantine and world famous manipulative mixologist, Paul Tvaroh.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE STOP BY! (If asked how you heard about the event, feel free to tell them that Ascending Butterfly sent you!)

The Gallery Exhibit is open the following dates and times:

Sept. 23rd, 12pm - 9pm
Sept. 24th, 12pm - 9pm
Sept. 25th, 11am - 5pm

When you get back, come back here and tell me how cool it is!!! And tell me which fragrance is your favorite!

Highlights for me: I am in LUST with 'Lust', felt super energized by Orange Blossom, loved the clean die down of Imogen Rose, and was amazed by how 'The Smell of Freedom' came together! and the edible and drinkable portion are going to blow you away! And while you are there, don't forget to 'Tuca Tuca' - You'll see! (And Smell!) (And Taste!)


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FTC Disclosure: I attended a press preview event, sponsored by LUSH, I received a swag bag on my way out of the event. I was not compensated, this is a non-compensated post. I am however very much a 'Lush' fan! Whose products I was using well BEFORE my blogging began! Also note, no one was asked to write about their experiences at the event, it was just so good, I couldn't help but share it with my readers!