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This is the story of how I fell in love with Lush

Until very recently I had never been into a Lush store and, to be honest, I didn’t feel like I needed or wanted to. I don’t wear make up, I don’t use any particular skincare products and I don’t put much thought into the shampoo and shower gel that I use. Well, that was until I fell in love with Lush.

I was looking for an exfoliator so, while away on holiday in Harrogate, I popped into Lush to see whether they had anything. Lush has never been top of my list of places to look for any sort of body care products but I’ve read so many posts and seen so many tweets about how great they are so I thought I might as well have a look. What did I have to lose?

I explained to the lovely sales assistant what I was looking for and the first thing she recommended was the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. It feels and looks like a blue slushie but it smells much nicer. It’s packed full of sea salt and lemon juice and it turns into a bubbly soap when you wash it off. She said that I should moisturise after exfoliating so she showed me the Charity Pot hand and body lotion. I thought hey, why not? so I picked up a pot of that too.

At first I was really into exfoliating with Rub Rub Rub but then I got lazy and didn’t bother for a while. I wasn’t seeing an improvement to my skin as quickly as I wanted to. Plus when I’ve just got in from a run usually all I want to do is jump in the shower and then jump into bed. I’ve got three-quarters of a pot left though so I’ll definitely get back into exfoliating at some point.

Rub Rub Rub

Rub Rub Rub 2

Unfortunately the Charity Pot hand and body lotion just wasn’t for me. The product is really thick and no matter how little I use it never fully sinks into my skin and I hate that sticky moisturiser feeling. I did like the smell though. If you could suggest another moisturiser for me to try then please leave me a comment!

Charity Pot

Charity Pot 2

The next day we were in York so I popped into their Lush store to see what hair products they had to offer. I’d been meaning to find a new shampoo for ages but I hadn’t made my mind up. Plus I needed something super moisturising because my hair was really dry and unloved.

The lovely Jess greeted us as soon as we walked into the store. I explained to her what I wanted and she gave me a couple of recommendations – the Rehab shampoo and the R&B hair moisturiser. I wasn’t certain about either of them and I think she could tell because she very kindly offered me a couple of samples to take away and try.

I tried the shampoo as soon as I got back to the hotel and I definitely felt a difference the next morning. My hair felt much softer, which I was thrilled about! Jess said it’s the olive oil in the product which adds moisture and strength.

Rehab shampoo

I wasn’t sold on the R&B hair moisturiser and, to be honest, I’m still not. I used it for a little while but I didn’t feel a huge difference to my hair. Plus sometimes I applied a little too much which made my hair feel greasy. Jess said that it should be applied to the very tips of your hair so perhaps it didn’t work as well for me because my hair is really short.

R&B hair moisturiser

The next day I went back to Lush in York to purchase a full-sized bottle of the Rehab shampoo and to say a big thank you to Jess for helping me out. While I was there I had a little look at their shower gels and creams. I loved the smell of The Comforter but for whatever reason I didn’t purchase it there and then. In fact I only purchased it a couple of weeks ago when I was in Nottingham with Jordan.

It’s a beautiful purple pink colour and smells like berries. The lather is really rich and creamy when you rub it over your skin so a little goes a long way. The sales assistant told me it’s the only shower cream she’ll use and now I know why!

The Comforter

I mentioned at the till about my dry hair and how I wanted something extra to give it a boost of moisture but I didn’t know what. She mentioned the H’Suan Wen Hua hair treatment and kindly gave me a sample to try when I got home. She said I should apply it all over my hair, leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it out using my normal shampoo.

I wasn’t in love with the smell but I didn’t think it would be a problem, I just hoped that it would improve the condition of my hair. Unfortunately the smell was a much bigger problem than I thought it would be – it gave me a terrible headache and made me feel unwell. I think it might have been because of the bay leaf infusion. On the bright side my hair felt fantastic afterwards! I’m looking for an alternative hair treatment that hopefully won’t make me feel sick so if you have any suggestions please leave me a comment!

H'Suan Wen Hua

To say I’d never stepped into a Lush store until a couple of months ago is surprising when I think about how many products I’ve tried! I’d love to try more though so if you have any suggestions then please leave me a comment. I’m open to anything except for bath products because unfortunately I don’t have a bath.

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  • Reply
    Elizabeth (Bee)
    June 16, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Hey! I love this post, I saw in your ‘about’ page that your from Derby…Me too the guys & girls in the Derby Lush store are incredible, I spent ah hour in there the other day. I really recommend the honey I shrunk the kids bath bomb! It’s one of my faves! I’d love if you could check out my blog too.

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      June 16, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Oh wow, it’s always great to meet a nearby blogger! I’ve never been to the Derby Lush store but I definitely will now based on your recommendation. Thanks for reading! xx

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