LUSTING OVER LUSH

The appeal of Lush is clear: deliciously scented beauty products bearing the natural, fresh stamp of approval. I’ve been an avid follower of Lush for years – first being introduced through what was probably an ancient video of either Zoe’s or Rhiannon’s, though I can’t remember which. They’re well known for their bath products: luscious bath bombs, bubble bars, and various soaps and gels that will leave you feeling like a beautiful fairy princess, though today I thought I’d talk about a few products that don’t get as much hype.

The first is a shower gel called Grass. Around Valentine’s Day, they released one called Prince Charming which I was absolutely in love with. That was my first exposure to the incredible-ness that is Lush shower gel, and when I found out that it had been limited edition, I knew I needed a replacement. I beelined into the Lush store, a woman on a mission, and found myself in front of what seemed like a million and one options. One of the employees quickly sensed my terror and proceeded to pour shower gel into my hand and massage it in one of their big tester sinks. As I looked around at the display, hand submerged in bubbly water, I saw a shower gel called Grass, which immediately drew my attention. I have an issue called “I love the smell of things that most people find awful” (see: Chlorine, Wet Paint, Gasoline, Bleach, etc.) so I knew this would be a winner. She let me test it out and it was love at first sniff. The gel is made with Neroli Oil, which she explained is proven to increase serotonin levels in the brain. Smells good and makes you feel good? I was sold. I have no complaints, and I will be repurchasing again once my bottle is empty. You’d like it if you love the smell of freshly cut grass and dirt. Bless.

The next thing on my list was a perfume. After a terrible disaster with my Daisy by Marc Jacobs rollerball (involving me dropping it and it shattering on my front steps), I needed a replacement. I figured I’d give the Lush Gorilla Perfumes a go, and (shocker) they’re amazing. I started out with Sun, an orange-citrus-sandalwood combo with serious cologne-like strength. It makes you smell like a god damn mimosa. Incredible. After being so enamored with the first one, I thought- hey why not buy two. That is when I discovered Lust. The girl working told me that it is their most seductive and tantalizing fragrance, so of course I bought it. Whenever I wear it, men compliment it like crazy so honestly it has paid for itself. My only qualm with it is that it’s a reddish color and sometimes it stains your skin a bit, but other than that it is perfect. Be careful with these as a little goes a long way. I did overkill with Lust one day and you couldn’t even be in a room with me without feeling like you were suffocating. Nice.

As you can see, I’m a little obsessed. I even convinced a few of my guy friends here in London to get on the bandwagon. They both love the Ice Blue soap (on my recommendation). It’s super refreshing and minty, a perfect classic guy smell. My biggest achievement, however, is getting them to both give the face masks a try. They’re such troopers. We collectively tried Cosmetic Warrior, Oatifix, and Brazened Honey and loved all of them. Thank you Lush for being perfect and amazing.

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Disclosure-d for anonymity purposes of course.

What are your favorite Lush products?

xo Miranda

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Miranda Feneberger

Miranda Feneberger

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