A Little Lush Parcel in the mail….

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Hello Lovelies 🙂

I was lucky enough to receive a parcel from my friend in the UK this week. A nice little package of Lush goodies!! Some of which I haven’t seen in Australia and I don’t think are available here (as far as I know) so it was a bit exciting!! Can I just say how jealous I am of  the Lush Kitchen range that is available in the UK? When is Lush going to bring that to us Aussie? When Lush??

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So here is a rather unplanned mini UK Lush haul 🙂 I’m not going to put prices (sorry) since they are in pounds. Do take into consideration that they may not be looking their best due to the long haul flight.. I do like the look of the new range items and I am hoping that they release some of these out here. Maybe for Christmas??

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Granny Takes a Dip

Named after the Purple Gang song ” Granny Takes a Trip” which explains the rather psychedelic colours of this bath bomb. It is ginger, pepper and lemon scented. I am really looking forward to what colour the bath goes with this one. The scent is very “Lush” and not overly powerful. It definitely is a more masculine/clean scent and not flowery at all. I do like the name  too 🙂

 

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D-Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap

” De-Fluffed and delightful! We’ve whipped up our shaving soap with fresh strawberries, golden syrup, rosehip oil and cocoa butter to leave you silky smooth and smelling sweet”

Oooh. I have really liked the other shaving products that Lush have. I have mentioned in a previous post that I regularly borrow my husband’s Dirty Shaving Cream. It’s just so nice. I have no doubt that this will produce similar results and smell just a little more girly. It is quite thick, I would say a little thicker that Dirty. A bit marshmallow like. It does smell a lot like the Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar. I will give a proper review of this in the future.

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Strawberry Feels Forever ( RRP: AU$13.50)

I’m kind of surprised that this made it without melting. It does look like it has a little, but hey looks like it recovered! This one is available in Australia, but it will obviously go nicely with my D’Fluff Shaving Soap. I like the massage bars, so this is really nice. One I have always been curious about, but never actually purchased. That’s what presents are all about right?

 

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New Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion

A reformulated Charity pot! This is a little 10g size pot. It has a much more floral scent than the normal Charity Pot, which has a much more chocolately in  smell. A little bit lighter in texture too. It does smell delish. I think that if you are not a fan of Charity Pot (as it is at the moment) you might like this one. Not quite as heavy and like a said more floral. Plus all the money (minus GST/VAT) goes to the Charity on the lid. So you can feel all sorts of good about it!

 

 

That’s all for today. I is really fun to be able to try out some of these before they become available here. I might even have to put a request in for the African Paradise Body Conditioner I think! Hope you are all having an amazing day. Let me know if you have tried any of these in the comments below. What did you think? Any you are looking forward to trying?

 

 

 

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A Day at the Shops….

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Hello Lovelies 🙂

What better way to celebrate pay day than with a bit of a shopping spree! Plus it’s June/EOFY sale time so lots of bargains are about.  Too be honest, my budget is not huge so I did have to restrain myself a little (ok a lot).

My first stop was Lush because I had run out of cleanser and moisturizer. I repurchased Angels on Bare Skin which is my all time favourite cleanser and you can hear me rave all about it here. I also bought Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion and The Sakura Bath Bomb.

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The great thing about the Charity Pot is that 100% (minus 10% GST) of the money goes to the charity on the lid. It smells so nice. Like Chocolate or Turkish Delight. The Charity on my lid is Pedalling for Papua.

The Sakura Bath Bomb is a new one for me, though the girl in the store told me it was a re-release (?) of an older bath bomb. I had never seen it in store before but I am relatively new to Lush. It smells like the Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub and is inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossoms that bloom once a year. It is speckled with pink and blue to represent the soft cherry blossoms blooming against the sky. Fragrance is Jasmine, mimosa and orange blossom. It is quite strong smelling, but relaxing and I can’t wait to try it out.

After chatting to the lovely girl who served me (she really was sweet), I walked out with a few samples as well.  Which were the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie and Enzymion face mosituriser. I loved Lush’s Vanishing Cream, but I want to try out some of the others before I decide.

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I seem to be going through face wipes and cotton pads like crazy at the moment! I need to go to Costco and stock up again I think! I’ve been wanting to try the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – Sensitive  for ages. We shall see how we go. I am also super tired of Cotton Make up pads that fall apart as I pull them out of the packet, so I’m going back to the Johnson’s Pure Cotton ones.

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There are very few things better than a new book!  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. After hearing the review of this on ABC’s The Book Club, I thought it sounded really interesting.

And of course I need some relaxing reads for the weekend….

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If you haven’t checked out Renegade Collective I highly recommend you do. It’s not beauty related, but it is a really smart, inspiring read with great interviews as well. It is also an Australian publication, but they are available in heaps of other countries as well.

I needed some clothes for work and found these dress on sale.

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I got this top on sale at Sportsgirl. I was a bit unsure at first, but it has really grown on me.

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Anyway that’s it from me! I’m off to try out my new bath bomb, have a glass of wine and read my book. Hope you are having an amazing weekend  as well!

Xx.