Empties #1

Hello everyone! It is about time I had an empties post. I have 6 items that I have used up that I wanted to share with you. Let me know in the comments below if you have used these or similar products and what you think of them!

1. Philosophy Raspberry Glazed Body Souffle – This stuff smells like some kind of sweet raspberry pastry and oh my god I never want to stop smelling it. It did well in terms of moisturizing my legs and I will probably buy more of these from Philosophy once I exhaust my body lotion collection.

2. Eva-Nye Freshen Up Dry Shampoo – I found this from Groupon where you could buy two bottles of this I think for $12. It worked alright for a dry shampoo but I bought a couple other brands to test out. If you really concentrated this in one area you could get some white residue but it would disappear as soon as you brushed it out. It did a decent job cutting down on the grease and letting me go longer between shampoos.

3. LUSH Cupcake Fresh Face Mask – This mask smells INCREDIBLE! Chocolately with a hint of peppermint and man was it hard not to lick my face when I had this on. I bought this when my face first started freaking out but it didn’t really help any. Perhaps if you have more oily skin and acne rather than just a one time freak out, it would work better. Also this is a mask that you have to keep in the fridge.

4. LUSH Mask of Magnaminty – Mmmm fresh minty goodness! This mask is more to deeply cleanse your skin and balance it out. The scrubby beads on this are a giant pain in the butt to get off so I would recommend putting this on and then hopping in the shower to take it off so it can make a mess in your shower and not all over your counter and sink. I like this mask a lot and I like that you don’t have to keep it in the fridge.

5. Benefit Agent Zero Shine powder – I have raved about this product before and you know how much I also LOVE the Pore-fessional. Those two products together equals one lovely looking face.

6. Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray – I remember picking this up on a whim to see if it would perk up my skin. I didn’t really notice any difference once I finished it so I didn’t bother repurchasing. Although, a little while after I stopped using this is when I think I started having the really bad breakout on my cheeks that still won’t go away. I recently picked up a travel size just to see if it would have any impact but no luck yet. Not too sure about this product. It claims to be redness reducing, pore minimizing, and oil absorbing. Have you heard of this or tried it?

LUSH – Haul/Favorites

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday! I am especially happy that is Wednesday because I have a day off tomorrow. A much needed day off, which will include some fun blog things so stay tuned for that 🙂

ANYWAYS – Lush. Oh Lush. I know that there is a lot of talk about Lush and how it is over priced and over hyped but I have found some products from Lush that have been permanently added into my beauty rotation. I was just there yesterday to stock up on a couple things that I needed for my vacation so I figured I would show you what I got and talk about some of my other favorites.

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner – $32.95 “Luxurious rose-scented shower lotion for the softest skin that ever was”
I just picked this up yesterday. I had been lusting after it for a while and finally decided to pick it up while I was there. I used it last night in the shower and OOOOOOOOOOH MY GOD. This stuff smells DIVINE! When I got out of the shower, I kept walking around and then randomly smelling my arm. It smells like a sensual rose. I may have walked downstairs, presented my arm to my mom, and told her to sniff. It has the mother stamp of approval.
You use this basically like a hair conditioner but for your skin. So wash your skin like you normally do, then rub this on, let it sit for a minute, and then wash it off! There will be a slight oily shine when you get over the shower but you just have to pat your skin dry and voila! Moisturized and heavenly-smelling skin.

Whoosh Shower Jelly

Whoosh Shower Jelly – $6.95 “A citrus rush to banish brain fog”
I also picked this up yesterday. I haven’t had a chance to try it but this stuff wakes you up when you smell it. It’s so citrusy, zesty and sweet! I love it! The people in the Lush store kind of know me now and remember what I do and the one girl recommended this to me. You can either break a chunk off and lather it up in your loofah, or what she suggested to me was to stick it in the freezer and then take it out right before you hop into the shower and use it on sore muscles. My job can be pretty labor-intensive sometimes and my shoulders definitely aren’t too thrilled when we have a big giveaway day, so this sounds like a nice little way to soothe them after a rough day. The produce basically has the consistency of a well-set jello, very wiggly and jiggly and a little too much fun to play with. I will report back when I have used it a couple times and let you know what I think!

Mint Julips

Mint Julips Lip Scrub – $9.95 “Minty sugar scrub for soft lips”
If I could only buy one Lush product for the rest of my life…it is between this and the next product I am going to talk about. The lip scrub is AWESOME! The biggest selling point for me is that you put a little bit of it on your lips, scrub it around, AND THEN LICK OFF THE SCRUB. It tastes like little bits of mint chocolate chip candy. The oil in it also moisturizes the lips. This pot will also last me ages since you only have to use a teeny tiny bit. Since you can just lick the scrub off and then you are good to go, I actually keep this in my purse so I can do a quick scrub at work if I feel like my lips need a little help. I LOVE this stuff!

Hair Treatment

H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Moisturizer – $20.95 “Mega moisturizer to feed hungry, out-of-condition hair”
As with all of the other products, this stuff smells AWESOME. It’s got a little bit of sweet spiciness to it that makes my hair smell very sensual and yummy. I don’t really understand why Lush calls this a hair moisturizer. It’s more of a hair mask. You slather this in your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before hopping into the shower, rinsing out and then going through your normal hair routine. My hair is all kinds of damaged from coloring it so much and H’Suan Wen Hua (I still have no idea how to pronounce it correctly) makes my hair so soft and so very happy. The only downside is that since my hair is so long, I go through about 1/3 of the pot every time I use it. I try to use it once every two – three weeks but the results are pretty awesome.

I also got two little samples of their tea tree water and their breath of fresh air toner. Have you tried anything from Lush? What do you think of their products and their brand?

❤ Carolyn