Monday, December 26, 2011

Haul: Boxing Day

The long-awaited Boxing Day sale is here!  There are always huge rumors about if there will be a sale, what will be on sale, etc.

I received my email last night: buy one get one free on all holiday gift sets, regular gift sets, holiday products and soaps.  I quickly looked through my Lush times to make a plan.

Well, unfortunately for me, I don't like a lot of the holiday items or the gifts.  But I was excited about the soaps.  My top three favorites are Honey I Washed the Kids, Alkmaar, and Vanilla in the Mist.

Sadly, I can no longer get Vanilla in the Mist, because it was on the Discon 2011 list and my Lush store has completely sold out.  I think I did pretty well, regardless.

I purchased:
  • 2 Christmas Delights tins, which include: Heavanilli massage bar, Angel's Delight soap, Candy Cane soap, Vanilla Dee-lite lotion, Sugar Babe sugar scrub, and Snow Fairy shower gel.
  • 2 large Snow Fairy shower gels
  • 2 Superstar bubble bars
  • Appox 3 pounds of Honey I Washed the Kids soap (cut in two pieces)
  • Approx 5 pounds of Alkmaar soap (cut into two pieces)
I think we're set on soap for the entire year!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cocktail: Shampoos and Conditioners

Ok, so not so much a "cocktail" as a perfect pairing of Lush shampoo and conditioners.

I think I love Lush hair care more than anything.  It's done wonders for my hair and the shampoo bars are just so dang ingenious!  I've tried most of the shampoo bars, aside from the obvious that wouldn't work well with me (Soak and Float, Jumping Juniper), and my husband has toiled around with all of the liquid shampoos.  The winners?  Well, he loves Rehab.  My favorites are:

Irresistible Bliss shampoo bar with American Cream conditioner -- I was really surprised with Irresistible Bliss and the mild honeysuckle scent that lingers.  However, its cleansing agents are also mild.  It leaves my hair a little dry, so I feel like I need to use a heavier conditioner with it.  Luckily, the scent of American Cream conditioners pairs nicely and my hair smells yummy all day.

Karma Komba shampoo bar with Veganese conditioner -- I never thought I would like anything Karma scented, but the orange oil really balances out the patchouli smell.  Also, its magical oils (orange and lavendin) really nourishes my hair, so a light conditioner like Veganese pairs well.  Also, the light citrus scent of Veganese matches the citrus tones of Karma Komba perfectly.  Lush really knows their stuff, huh? (:

Godiva solid shampoo bar with Forever in Bloom -- Godiva is my favorite shampoo bar, and I've reviewed it before.  Because there's no need for conditioner, I use it on my three year old.  In the past, I've rarely used it because I used to pair it with American Cream, and the combination of the two was really too heavy for my hair.  But since, I've discovered Forever In Bloom...

Forever in Bloom was made to be paired with Godiva!  The consistency is very runny, similar to Coolaulin, both more runny than Veganese.  I also feel like it absorbs into my hair quickly, so I find myself using more of it than my other conditioners.  But it works, so I don't mind.  It has infusions of chamomile, jasmine and honeysuckle.  The scent is very mild -- you don't feel like you've been hit with a heavy floral scent, but it does pair nicely with floral shampoos.  If it works for you, you could also pair it with Irresistible Bliss.

With the many shampoos Lush has to offer, I feel like there's something for everyone.  These are just a few of my favorites.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Haul: Soaps and Stuff

For Black Friday / Cyber Monday, Lush had a promotion for $10 e-Card and free shipping with purchase over $100 ($120 for air shipping).  I decided this was a good time to get some retro items and soaps for my family.

  • Forever in Bloom conditioner
  • Irrisistable Bliss shampoo bar
  • Soaps: Alkmaar (2), Demon in the Dark (2), Dirty, Vanilla in the Mist (2), 13 Unlucky, 17 Cherry Tree
  • Brrrrilliant Gift (includes Snow Globe soap and Australian Igloo sugar scrub)
  • Samples: Alkmaar and Sexy Peel soap
  • Dream Wash & Dark Angels (purchased at my local Lush today)

I expected the soaps to come in neat pre-packaged rectangles, like they do in gift sets.  It's ok -- soap is soap.  I'm just glad I didn't get any awkwardly cut shapes.

And my package arrived fairly quickly!  Maybe because Canadians don't celebrate Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday. (: