Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Olive Branch,en_US,pd.html#q=olive%2520branch&start=1
$9.95 - $28.95

The Olive Branch was another of my first Lush products. When I went into the store, I was looking for a good exfoliating set, so the employee who was helping me directed me to the trio of Ocean Salt, The Olive Branch, and Ro's Argan. I would say the best combination of the set was just the Ocean Salt and The Olive Branch (the Ro's Argan really didn't do much for me, I'll get into that in a later post).

This is still one of my most frequently used items from Lush. I still have a bit left in a bottle (I've since repurchased it a couple times, this bottle my mom actually got when she was in Canada so the label is in French!) and I still use it regularly. It smells amazing and it feels amazing. It doesn't actually small all that olive-oily; it's a very neutral scent, pretty mild, so none of the scents (bergamot, mandarin, olive oil, etc) stand out all that much, and it doesn't feel oily or anything, either. It's very mild, that's the best word I can use for it, but in a really good way. I know a lot of Lush products that can seem very overwhelming, or that can take some getting used to, but this is a really good limb to go off on if you're a first-time Lush user, or if the strength of their products seems a bit much to you. It's also a really good gift idea for introducing friends to Lush!

I can't say I saw a dramatic, life-changing difference in my skin after using this for a while, but it does feel smoother and nicer than it did without it so I'm not complaining. And it really does feel good to put on, I can't stress that enough, without leaving a residue on the bottom of the bathtub (which we all know is a pain to clean up).

The scent doesn't linger long, so if you want something relatively fragrance-free this would be a good choice. But it smells nice enough while you're rubbing it in that it works out for both ends of the scent-searching spectrum.

Great product, great scent, great quality - I love it.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ocean Salt

I'll start with one of my first Lush products, and one of my favorites: Ocean Salt.,en_US,pd.html#start=1
4.2 oz: $21.95
8.8 oz: $35.95

I bought my first tub of Ocean Salt a couple years ago at the Lush store in San Francisco, and I was heartbroken when I hit the bottom. This scrub works exactly as advertised, as both a facial exfoliator and a body scrub and I was not disappointed. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth with the sweet scents of grapefruit and lime that make you want to use it every time you shower. Though, I found it better to use only once or twice a week, both to preserve the product and because it worked well enough that I didn't feel obliged to use excessive amounts of it. Using it this way, if not occasionally less, it lasted me a couple months.

It smells divine, and it feels incredible, so I don't think I even cared about the quality of the product once I fell in love with the superficial qualities. It does its job, though, so this Ocean Salt is definitely the "total package".

It's very high on my list to repurchase!


my LUSH life

hello, hello!

my name is Madeline May and I'm a self-proclaimed, die-hard Lush junkie.
I'll post photos and reviews of all of the products I've tried and I hope they'll be helpful for those on the prowl!

lots of love