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What a Lovely Line! Top 5 Reasons to Love LUSH


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It’s nice to have a go-to brand for when you’re feeling rushed but know you need something just right. Even the most experimental beauty lovers find it comforting to know that there’s a line that they can always go back to!

For me, a line that has never failed, whether it is in getting a treat for myself or a present for a friend, is Lush. Always charming, a little quirky, and refreshingly natural – Lush is a bath-and-body brand that makes you smell divine and feel soft and sensual. Peaked your interest? Check out the five categories in which Lush absolutely shines: bath bombs, “emotibombs,” perfumes, “smoothies,” and soaps.

1. Bath Bombs

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These bath bombs are like super spheres of joy. Fizzy and fragrant, they explode into beautiful bubbles that whisk all of your stress away! In addition to sensual scents, they also release fun surprises like crazy colors and flirty flower petals into your bathwater. Whether you want a happy holiday bath bomb like the Satsumo Santa – which smells of bergamot and mandarin –  or a fruity fragrance like Blackberry, these little beauties are a must-buy.

2. “Emotibombs”

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Edit: Unfortunately, Lush no longer carries these, but you never know, they may bring them back if you ask!

While baths are a much-loved treat for me when I go home, at school, I’m living the dorm life, which unfortunately means that it’s time to hit the showers when I need to get squeaky clean. However, Lush does not ignore those of us who choose, or have to, take a quick shower instead of luxuriating in a long  bath…

Dorm dwellers, meet the “emotibomb”! Designed to fizz with electric essential oils inside your shower, these are the perfect AM pick-me-up. Whether you have an early morning class, or have had a late night out, these are a must-have for the twists and turns of college life.

3. Perfumes

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Mark and Simon Constantine are the geniuses that have brought Gorilla Perfumes to Lush. Being hands-on kind of guys, they hand-blend every single fragrance as well! So whether you’re jonesing for Ginger (Edit: no longer available) or craving Vanillary, these perfumes are a perfect treat!

4. Soaps

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Here’s a counter-intuitive fact: the best soaps include much more than, well, soap! Lush soaps are only about 40-60% soap; the rest is all goodies – from fruits and veggies to essential oils. This also means that Lush soap is not as harsh and drying as other companies’ products. From the creamy vanilla-scented Rock Star to the bubble gum scented Godmother, you’re certain to find a Lush soap to suit your every craving.

5. Smoothies & Shower Gels

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There’s nothing worse than a shower gel that smells heavenly in the shower and then fades away the minute you leave the steam and suds and begin your day. This is simply not the case with Lush Smoothies – super soft and creamy shower gels that can also be used as shampoos in a hurry! Their shower gels are equally amazing. For winter time, my favorite is Snow Fairy – your guarantee for a sparkly, cotton candy-scented dream day, despite the dreariest of weather.

What do you think of LUSH?

Are you inspired by this line as well?  What are your favorite Lush products? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on December 7, 2010 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , ,

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23 Responses to “What a Lovely Line! Top 5 Reasons to Love LUSH”

  1. 1
    December 7th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Lush is the most amazing company ever! Their moisturizers are heavenly, too. And so are the shampoos. Everything made by Lush is fantastic and great and wonderful. Plus, everything smells very natural and organic! Clearly, I love Lush.

  2. 2
    December 7th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    This sounds wonderful! I’ve already located a store near me :)

  3. 3
    December 7th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I’ve never used it, but I know it is popular amongst vegans. I want to try it!

  4. 4
    December 7th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I love lush products but I literally cannot walk into the store because the amount of fragrance is suffocating.

  5. 5
    December 7th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Their products are good, but be careful if you are avoiding parabens and the like because a lot of their soft stuff (gels and other liquids) use them as a preservative. Ask a sales person which exact products do.

  6. 6
    December 7th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Lush is my absolute favorite company. My favorite products are Buffy (exfoliating bar that leaves your body moisturized after!), New shampoo bar is great/ads volume to your hair plus there is no waste of plastic bottles!, jungle conditioner and the olive branch body wash both have amazing smells, and all of their fresh face masks are incredible especially with finals week comingup!

  7. 7
    December 7th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Lush is amazing! Buffy and Happy Hippy are my favourites :)

    Also, their products are vegan so that’s a bonus!

  8. 8
    December 7th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Lush products–there’s even a store near me! I may just have to take the plunge…thanks for all the great recommendations!

  9. 9
    December 7th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    lush is seriously the best, I’ve been to their store in chicago and its amazingggg I love their bath bombs

  10. 10
    December 7th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Lush is great and I love their stuff, but in my mall, the sales ladies wore nothing under their aprons in order to promote their stuff!! Not even underwear!! You could see everythingggggg. I’m not a prude normally, but this grossed me out. Waaaaaayyyyyyy too much sales associates.

  11. 11
    December 7th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    With Lush, I feel like their solid soaps are too stripping on the skin and the soap scents don’t linger. On the other hand, all their jellies and shower gels are absolutely amazing! The solid perfumes are another favourite of mine.

    (And Devin, thanks a lot for the paraben warning!)

  12. 12
    December 7th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I actually bought a hand cream by LUSH in London and as much as I love the concept and that the people working for them are uber cool, in London anyway, the product includes methylparaben and propylparaben which are not the best things. I’m aware that most products include these, however organic and eco-friendly products, which I prefer, don’t. So I stick to the ones without the parabens.

  13. 13
    December 7th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Oh just saw that Devin already mentioned the parabens in their products!

  14. 14
    December 7th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I just bought a bottle of the Tramp shower gel. I keep hearing its amazing, so I’m really excited to try it out! :)

  15. 15
    December 7th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    lush is the most amazing company to ever grace this planet. I am a die hard fan of their face care lines. I buy my cleanser, toner and moisturizer from lush and my skin hasn’t look this good in years! they have something for every skin type!

  16. 16
    December 7th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I LOVE Lush they are absolutely amazing! I just posted a blog post on Lush too! :)

  17. 17
    December 8th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Gotta love Lush! Ok my favorite Lush product (or the one that I buy the most at least) has to be the ‘sex bomb’! I like watching it fizz out to the rose… xx

  18. 18
    December 8th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    LUSH has always been my go-to when it comes to gifts for the fabulous ladies in my life! Excellent line; can’t get enough of their yummy soaps!

  19. 19
    December 8th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I love Lush too! I don’t know how it is called in the US but in Italy it’s called atlantide shampoo and I love it, it’s perfect for my hair ;-)

  20. 20
    December 10th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    i LOVE them too , bought a gift from them to someone and it was expired even before the day i bought it :( , i couldn’t tell because it was wrapped already. So yea just be careful and make sure its not expired.

  21. 21
    December 15th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I love their dusting powder, it is so nice in the summer to put into your bra before heading out on a hot day. It really makes a difference.

  22. 22
    December 18th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    have been a big lush fan for years, great post. theyre the originals with bath bombs!

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