Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: LUSH Products

When I think of LUSH, I think of that LUSH store smell... It's a special one and you can't walk pass the store without noticing it. Oh, the smell... *takes a deep breath* I've been testing 4 LUSH products in the last couple of weeks: 

* Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar
* Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
* Sultana of Soap
* Vanilla Puff Dusting Powder

Ko pomislim na LUSH, se najprej spomnim na vonj v njihovih trgovinah. Zagotovo ga poznate vse ljubiteljice LUSH kozmetike, pa tudi tiste, ki se sprehodite le mimo trgovine. Vonj je vsekakor omamen. V zadnjih nekaj tednih sem imela priložnost preizkusiti 4 LUSH izdelke: Jumping Juniper trdi šampon, Lemony Flutter maslo za mehčanje kože, Sultana of Soap trdo milo in Vanilla Puff puder za telo.
LUSH Products

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JUMPING JUNIPER Shampoo Bar
''Get greasy hair jumping. Jumping Juniper is made from our solid shampoo base with added ingredients to help oily hair have shine and bounce. How to use: Rub the bar between your hands with water, work the lather gently and thoroughly into wet hair, then rinse away. One light lather is enough.'' (Lush)
Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lavender Decoction, Rosemary Decoction, Juniperberry Oil, Lemon Oil, Lime Oil, *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 60725. *occurs naturally in essential oils
''Za mastne lase. Kadar morate v red spraviti mastne lase, sezite po tem razstrupljajočem, očiščevalnem, zeliščnem šamponu. Olje brinovih jagod bo nahranilo vaše lasišče z vitamini, sivka bo uravnala izločanje maščobe, limona in rožmarin pa bosta mastnim štrenam podarila zdrav lesk in volumen. Vaši lasje bodo poskakovali od radosti.'' (Lush)
LUSH Jumping Juniper

Jumping Juniper isn't my first Lush shampoo bar. I've owned Karma Komba and Godiva in the past and really liked the idea of solid shampoo. I don't use it the way Lush suggests though - I rub the shampoo directly on my scalp rather than rubbing it between my hands. I always need a lot of foam, that's just me. I have to say this shampoo works very well. It gives me squeaky clean hair and my scalp feel good afterwards - no itching. I expected stronger scent, but I guess it's not a bad thing to have a subtle scented shampoo (your bathroom won't overflow with the smell of this shampoo - like it may happen with Karma Komba or Godiva). Jumping Juniper is a very nice shampoo for oily hair/scalp, but it didn't do anything special for my hair (shine and bounce part). Oh, I think it's also important to add this shampoo bar didn't dry out my scalp.

Do sedaj sem preizkusila že tri različne Lush šampone v trdem stanju: Karma Komba, Godiva in nazadnje še Jumping Juniper. Ideja trdih šamponov mi je postala všeč že ob prvi uporabi. Uporabljam ga tako, da si najprej zmočim lase, nato pa s trdim šamponom nekajkrat podrgnem po lasišču. Šampon zelo dobro očisti lase in lasišče, vendar pa jih pri tem ne izsuši. Vonj ni tako močan, kot sem pričakovala - voha se ga med šamponiranjem, po izpiranju pa ne več. Čeprav je Jumping Juniper zelo dober šampon (kar se tiče čiščenja in odmaščevanja), pa ni za moje lase naredil ničesar posebnega - vsaj ne kar se tiče 'poskakovanja od radosti'. =) 

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LEMONY FLUTTER Cuticle Butter
''Head and shoulders, knees and toes. Knees and toes. And don’t forget the cuticles. A super-thick cream choc full of rich ingredients to help you get to grips with dry bits. Knees, elbows, heels, nails and cuticles – all will benefit from some Lemony Flutter attention.'' (Lush)
Quantitative Ingredients: Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Lanolin, Soya Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil, Mango Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Perfume, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil, Tagetes Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gardenia Extract, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. *occurs naturally in essential oils
''Osvežilno čudežno maslo. Avokado, limone in mango! Naše gosto, stepeno maslo je užitek tako za vaš nos kot za suho, razpokano in ranjeno obnohtno kožico. Razmažite ga povsod, kjer potrebujete malce več pozornosti in ljubezni – po petah, prstkih na nogah, komolcih! Vam je zima zamašila nos? Namažite se pod nosnicami in spet boste laže zadihali!'' (Lush)
LUSH Lemony Flutter

Ah, the famous Lemony Flutter. I've read about it being the perfect cuticle saviour and now I finally got to try it for myself. It's true: this stuff is amazing. Not only does it smell like lemon, it's also very nourishing and moisturizing at the same time. The butter is on the thick side, but when it sits on the skin for a while, it starts melting and that's when the magic happens. Every single cuticle in the world should get a bit of this butter. Hint: You can use it on other body parts as well. The jar is huge (it contains 50g) and it will last a looooong time. Try it, get it!

Lemony Flutter je pravi zvezdnik med Lush izdelki. Ničkolikokrat sem brala o njegovih izjemnih vlažilnih, mehčalnih in hranilnih lastnostih, sedaj pa sem ga končno tudi sama preizkusila. Res je: Lemony Flutter je odlična zadeva za obnohtno kožico, uporablja pa se lahko tudi na drugih delih telesa. Maslo je samo po sebi precej goste strukture, ob stiku s kožo pa se prične topiti, kar olajša nanašanje. Vonj je limonast, osvežilen in zelo všečen. Lonček z maslom vsebuje 50 g izdelka, kar pomeni, da ga zlepa ne bo zmanjkalo. Priporočam!

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SULTANA OF SOAP
''Our soap version of posh Italian nougat. Soft suds, bursting with dried fruit and a creamy scent. If your skin's feeling like a cracked desert landscape, the olibanum oil in this soap helps your skin find its oasis.'' (Lush)
Quantitative Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume, Dried Apricots, Dried Currants, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerine, Dried Cranberries, Olibanum Oil, Bergamot Oil, Sodium Chloride, EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium Etidronate. *occurs naturally in essential oils
''Nežno, vlažilno milo s suhim sadjem. Suho sadje ni dobro le za organizem, pač pa tudi za kožo, zato smo Sultani dodali brusnice, lešnike in borovnice. Naše luksuzno mlečno milo bo navlažilo tudi najbolj suho kožo.'' (Lush)
LUSH Sultana of Soap

Sultana of Soap is my first Lush solid soap and I think I picked the right one: the scent is to die for. I can't describe it, I can just say it smells creamy and delicious. There are some dried fruits on the top of the soap (maybe for exfoliation, who knows) which make the soap look more interesting, but don't do much. They don't bother me though. I'm used to showering with gel type of cleanser which tend to use a (protective) film on your skin. Sultana leaves my skin squeaky clean and soft, but it doesn't dry it out. And did I mention it smells heavenly?

Sultana of Soap je moje prvo Lush milo v trdi obliki. Mislim, da sem izbrala pravega, saj je vonj naravnost odličen. Ne vem natanko po čem diši, vem le, da je vonj kremast in fantastičen. Na vrhu mila se nahaja posušeno sadje, ki pa nima nekega posebnega učinka. Uporaba Sultane je enaka kot pri ostalih trdih milih. Kožo odlično očisti, pri tem pa je ne izsuši. Vonj po tuširanju pa bo omrežil vsakogar... Njam. 

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VANILLA PUFF Dusting Powder
''Naughty but nice. Our Vanillary fragrance blended into a silky dusting powder base. A blend of light powders to slide over the skin leaving it silky to the touch – combined with a rich vanilla fragrance that lasts for hours. We even put a vanilla pod in each bottle, so that it keeps on infusing the powder long after it leaves the Lush Kitchens. Finish yourself with a dusting of Vanilla Puff and you’ll be good enough to eat.'' (Lush)
Quantitative Ingredients: Cornstarch, Magnesium Carbonate, Talc, Perfume, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Vanilla Pod, *Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal. *occurs naturally in essential oils
''Vaniljev puding na vašem telesu. Pretresite puder za telo Vanilla Puff in zaslišali boste ropotanje pravega vanilijevega stroka, ki se premetava v dekadentnem, z jasminom in vanilijo odišavljenem pudru. Za svilnato mehko kožo in zelo uglajeno različico. Po pudranju pa se odišavite še s parfumom Vanillary. Enostavno omamno...'' (Lush)
LUSH Vanilla Puff

When I saw Vanilla Puff dusting powder, I knew I had to have it. I adore vanilla scent, but in most cases cosmetics with vanilla scent smells just wrong. This isn't one of those products: the scent is a true vanilla - soft and sweet. The powder comes in a plastic bottle (like shower gel) which makes it easy to dose the amount of product. I have to admit I'm a bit confused when it comes to Vanilla Puff. I know it's a powder, but don't know how to include it into my beauty routine. In theory it would be best to use it over lotion  to prevent the skin from looking greasy, but then I feel like I have all this gunk on my skin and get the need to take a shower. The scent is nice, but it doesn't last hours - maybe it would if I used it with their Vanillary solid perfume like suggested. A nice powder, but not my favorite product. 

Vanilla Puff je takoj pritegnil mojo pozornost, saj obožujem vonj prave vanilije. Večina kozmetičnih izdelkov, ki naj bi dišali po vaniliji, ponavadi diši po nekakšni čudni sintetični mešanici vonjev - pri Vanilla Puff pudru je vonj pravi: nežen in sladek. Puder se nahaja v plastični steklenički, ki omogoča natančno doziranje vsebine. O Vanilla Puff pudru ne morem reči nič slabega, vendar moram priznati, da sem imela kar nekaj težav pri vključevanju izdelka v svojo rutino. V teoriji naj bi puder uporabili preko losijona za telo, a mi ta ideja ni preveč všeč. Kot sem že omenila, je vonj odličen a nikakor ne traja več ur. Mogoče bi bilo bolje, če bi izdelek uporabila preko Vanillary trdega parfuma, kot predlaga Lush. 

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Do you have your favorite LUSH product? Which one is it? 

Že imaš svoj najljubši LUSH izdelek? Če da, katerega? 

*The products were send to me for reviewing purposes.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

10 comments:

  1. moji najljubši: šamponi j. j. in new; lemony flutter, mask of magnaminty, regeneratori american cream in retread, mila rock star, bohemian in honey i washed the kids, geli za tuširanje dirty springwash in happy hippy.

    očitno sem navdušenka :D

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    1. Pa imaš res kar nekaj najljubših. =) Ravno prav: šampon New in milo Rockstar sta me že pred časom zamikala. =)

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  2. really want to try that lemony flutter

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    1. It's worth the money, but there's really a lot in that jar. If you know someone you can split it with... hello! =)

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  3. dugo isam imal ništa od njih

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  4. Ermahgerrrrd, I think I've tried close to 200 different Lush products?! I know, I know... Sultana of Soap is one of my favourites. It's classy and luxurious in some indescribable way. If you have a bath tub and want to try one of Lush' ballistics, Blackberry Bomb has the same scent (therefore it's another fave of mine). Lush tends to discontinue all my favourites, but every now and then they invent something new that I ctually like. The other day I tried the Secret Garden LE bath ballistic, and it smells fucking divine! Like my favourite rose bush. But before all, there's the Miranda soap. The one product that started it all for me, when I got it as a gift after Miranda was born. :)

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  5. sultana of soap je my all time favourite lush izdelek. res je nekaj božanskega na njem, da ga hočeš skoz snifat. :) okrog božiča sem ratala malo obsedena, tako da sem sprobala precej LE mil - snow globe (limonska trava, zelo osvežujoč), north pole (kot tisti mint bonboni rozaste in bele barve s čokolado notri) in twilight gel (kot sladka sivka).. sm kr obsedenka postala. :) lemony flutter je tud HG produkt, zgoraj omenjeni mask of magnaminty je pa perfekten za čiščenje por + noro diši, čeprou sprva mal odvrača vonj. krema za roke helping hands je tud kr thick + oily in lepo diši po kamilicah.
    predvsem mila so meni top, top, mislim pa, da bom glede na to, da mi je bil twilight tok všeč sprobala še druge gele za tuširanje.
    gledala sem tudi sestavo za sultana of soap in ne vem zakaj, ker nimam dost poglobljenega znanja, ampak mam bergamotko za glavnega krivca za božanski vonj sultane, tako da zdaj kadarkoli vidim, da ma nek izdelek bergamot oil notr, ratam hyped. :)
    pretty much obssesed. :D

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  6. I have very oily skin, so naturally, very greasy hair -and if it wasnt for jumping juniper, I dont know what I'd do. This product is just amazing - My hair looks freshly washed even 2 days straight, which never happens for me. seriously, it's the best shampoo ever. And it lasts me a really really long time - over 6 months (and I use it every few days)....THANK YOU LUSH!!!!!!!! <3

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  7. I agree with you about shampoo bars. I also rub it directly on my scalp, because I also need a lot of foam. If not, it seems like my hair is dirty.
    I haven't tried any items from Lush, but from Bubbly/Bodyline.

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  8. I love Lush, Lemony Flutter is something I've been using for quite some time now, and I love the showergels too.

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