Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lush baby!

Sorry i havent updated in a few days. I have been bed stricken for a few days, but im up and better!
Yesterday was my first day i was feeling good so i decided to go to a Lush VIP night i was invited to. If you dont know Lush Cosmetics, check them out here

This is one of my favourite companies (up there with mac) so i dragged myself there. The night focused on skincare and they were giving hand massages (soooo good) and face masks. All their staff we there (they know me now!) and were giving advice to everyone and answering questions.

I didnt spend much (trying my hardest to save for Hello Kitty!), so i just brought one thing. I picked up a facial cleanser called Sweet Japanese Girl. You cant tell in the picture, but it is shaped in to a face. This is what Lush had to say about it;

"Regular readers of the Lush Times will know all about Noriko, our Japanese
Lush skincare specialist who spent a while last year working on new
She and Helen developed Sweet Japanese Girl together. We hand make
each one in a
Japanese sweetmeat mould, it's sweet little face with its
chubby cheeks
represents beauty. Massage the bar into the congested parts of
the facial skin;
tea tree and juniperberry oils help to clear up the skin,
ground almonds and
aduki beans exfoliate it and the natural oils add
moisture. Wipe off with warm
water on 100% cotton wool or a soft face cloth
and your face will feel soft,
clean and relaxed but nicely scrubbed.

I wanted to try this because i was originally using one of their other cleansers called Angels On Bare Skin. I found that this wasnt working for me because i have dry skin on my forehead. Im hoping that Sweet Japanese Girl will be better for me because it uses more oils, where AOBS is proberly better for oily skin. I tried it out last night, and so far, so good. What i will do is try and report back in a week on my thoughts on it. Sweet Japanese Girl cost AU$14.95

One of the things i love about Lush is that they give out samples of anything that you want and also freebies with almost any purchase. So with my purchase of SJG, i got a free bath ballistic (bath bomb) in Butterfly Ball. I asked for a sample of a cleanser called Aqua Marina (pictured left). I havent tried it yet, but my idea was to use SJG in the morning, and then aqua marina at night. Aqua Marina actually has seaweed in it! This is Lush's description of it;
"Look! LOOK! A new cleanser, everyone! Oh what a joy this one is to use too.
It’s pink and squidgy and wrapped in seaweed and rolled up like a big pink
sausage (a REALLY big pink sausage) if sausages had seaweed wrapped round them.
It feels so soft and wobbly that you can scarcely believe it would make a
difference but when you rinse it away, your skin feels smooth and smells sweet
and looks lovely. You’ve got to try it! As it’s made with a lot of calamine and
also vera it’s good for soothing irritated faces and the kaolin is deeply
cleansing and tightens your skin a little. The three kinds of seaweed give you a
slap of minerals too. You have got to have some of this. It’s going to be a best
seller. Please write in and tell us what you think"
I am hoping to do a Lush video soon (maybe today) on my stash, so stay tuned for that!
Have a great day! An hope your up and coming (yes i am already on a countdown) weekend.