You know them people who hear raves about a product, believes the hype is absolute rubbish and actually end up steering away from it altogether?
I’m one of those.
I’m someone who somehow ends up generally liking the products that people usually like less, and disliking the products people usually like more. For example – love Aqua Marina, not so keen on Angels On Bare Skin. Think Sakura bath bomb is an absolute babe, but Lord Of Misrule… meh… Definitely nowhere near as good as I had expected it to be!
This isn’t me thinking I’m some special flower. When I do like I popular product, I’m always pleasantly surprised that the opinion of the masses fell true to me too! In fact, that event is exactly what made me want to write this post.
Yesterday, I tried Let The Good Times Roll cleanser for the first time ever and wow. Wow. Now, sometimes my opinion of a product changes and develops over the time it takes to use up the entire product, which is why I won’t be reviewing it yet – but I can say with a fairly high degree of certainty that the review for this one will be good. I was so pleasantly surprised.
So many times I have heard Lushies vouching for the effectiveness of this product and so many times have I entered a Lush store and been told that I should give it a go by an employee. Each of these occasions just turned me off the idea more and more!
During my mahoosive Boxing Day haul (which I really do hope I post about soon, it was bloody brilliant!,) I grabbed myself one of the Festive Fresh gift sets – which includes the wonderful Christmas exclusive Buche De Noel, and also Let The Good Times Roll.
Anyway, after discovering that Let The Good Times Roll actually probably will turn out to be as good as it’s hyped up to be, I wanted to make a list of well-loved Lush products that I’d love to give a go!
Here’s to my quest in finding my absolute favourite products from every category from Lush!
Brightside Bubble Bar – This Bubble Bar looks so bright and colourful. I always had thought that a general citrussy scent might be a bit… simple? I thought that this product had perhaps been hyped up a bit too much but you know what? This bath product has a whopping overall rating of 4.7*, which is the average rating of 250 different reviews! I like to take a bath pretty much every single day. If I’m going to be taking baths so frequently, perhaps it’s about time I give Brightside a try!
Lush Gardener Cold Pressed Soap – I have never thought that this soap looks very pretty. It is a mossy, earthy, greeny brown colour, with a watering can image in the center. Despite it not looking all that nice, this soap has an average rating of 5* on the Lush website. I love using Lush soaps to wash my hands and I think it is about time I give this guy a try!
93,000 Miles Shower Jelly – Shower jellies…hmm… I own a few, but have never finished them and I’m not 100% sure what to think of them. I have always stayed away from this one in particular, because I know that it has a clovey, spicy sort of scent. I do like spicy scents, but sweet spicy scents. I’ve always been sort of wary about the type of scent this product might have. It does however have a rating of 4.7/5*, and surely not everyone who reviews this product can be wrong? I do have very achy muscles so perhaps this is one unexpected item that I’ll actually end up falling in love with if I only give it a chance!
Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub – Now, this is a product that I actually have wanted to try for a while. It looks and smells nice and is quite affordable in my opinion – the only thing that has been putting me off is that I have high expectations for it. When I have high expectations for a product, my expectations are rarely met! This is a scrub with a rating of 4.7/5*, and that is the average rating of 320 reviews of the product! Again, those reviews can’t all be wrong, surely! I think it is about time I get over my fear of being disappointed, and give this scrub a try!
Salted Coconut Hand Scub – This just has always seemed like such a basic, over-shadowed product, so I’ve never really had much interest in trying it. It does have decent reviews though, and is the only scrub specifically for hands that Lush do. Time to try it!
Dream Cream Body Lotion – Again, a product that just always seemed so simple and almost boring to me. It does have insanely good reviews, and I have learnt over time that often the simpler products are the best products.
Handy Guruguru Hand Cream – I’m not the type of person to really buy hand creams. I just usually use a general body lotion on my hands. This hand cream sounds super nourishing though and is definitely a popular one.
Golden Handshake Hot Hand Mask – The only hand mask Lush do! I’ve heard both many good things and many bad things about this hand mask, and think it’s about time I form an opinion on it of my own.
Twinkle Toes Foot Powder – Now, I’m not a… feet… person… ugh… even hearing the word in my head sends a shiver down my spine. Due to my hatred for… feet… I do tend to neglect them somewhat. I’ll give them a scrub in the shower, and I’ll use lotion on them, but that’s about it. This powder has incredible reviews – perhaps it’s time to give my…feet…ugh… a little TLC…? Maybe…
Volcano Foot Mask – The only foot mask Lush do!
Foot Soak And Fancy Free Foot Soak – Again, this is the only foot soak Lush do and it is super affordable considering how many uses you get out of it. Would love to give this one a try!
Pumice Power Foot Soap – The only foot soap Lush do!
Go Faster Feet Foot Lotion – So, as I said earlier, I usually just use a normal body lotion on my feet to keep them soft. I tend to use quite a lot when I do this though, because the body lotion I use is quite thin in consistency. Perhaps a thicker lotion specifically for my feet would do me some good!
Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar – I love a good massage, but have always steered away from this particular massage bar if I’m honest with you. It just seems like such a typical product for everyone to love. It’s pink and girly, big, and smells of strawberries – of course most girls are going to love it…! It does have super good reviews though, so maybe it’s about time I stop steering away from the products that everyone loves. I mean, they love it for a reason!
Five O’ Clock Whistle Shaving Cream – This is the only shaving cream from Lush I can actually use because I am a vegan, but I’ve always steered away from it because it looks as though it is geared more toward a male audience. It has lovely reviews from women though, and I’d love to try it now!
Black Stockings Body Tint – I’ve never tried fake tan of any kind before, but I have been interested to see what it is like. I feel like if I were to, going for a Lushy option would be my best bet, because I’d rather keep it as natural as possible!
Shimmy Shimmy Shimmer Bar – This is definitely another one of those products that I’ve just never had much interest in trying. After having a look at it and reading the reviews however, it seems right up my alley. It sounds absolutely fantastic for using when in a nice, warm location, to make your legs and body look extra glowy and beautiful!
The Guv’Ner Deodorant Powder – Another product type that I’ve always steered away from when it comes to Lush. I like to use a strong anti-perspirant because if I don’t, well… It isn’t a good scene let me tell you that! But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t give one of their deodorants a try, perhaps even just as an extra layer over the top of my regular anti-perspirant, just to keep me smelling alright all day! This one has fantastic reviews.
Silky Underwear Dusting Powder – I have never tried a dusting powder before, I’d like to give one a try. Who knows – maybe it turns out to be my holy grail Lush product…?!
The Sunblock Solid Sunscreen Wash – SPF 30 High – Another product that one wouldn’t usually think to purchase from Lush. The concept of it really is brilliant though – a wash on sunscreen – plus it works according to the reviews! One to invest in for the Summer I reckon!
Eu Roma Water Toner Water
Kalamazoo Beard And Facial Wash – A product with an insanely high rating that both men and women appear to love! I need to stop being scared by words like… “beard”… and just pay attention to the fact that it is primarily a facial cleanser!
Ocean Salt Self-Preserving And Alcohol Free – I’ve tried the normal self preserving Ocean Salt, but never the alcohol free version.
Oatifix Fresh Face Mask – This one is so popular, but I’ve still never tried it! I think the fact that it was a hydrating mask used to put me off – I used to much prefer the super cleansing masks. Recently though, I have been having much drier skin, and I reckon a hydrating mask would actually do me a world of good! I seem to have misplaced my little stack of black pots but once I find them, I’ll definitely be grabbing this little guy!
Celestial Moisturiser – Another super simple product, hence why I’ve never thought to give it a try before. The reviews make it sound absolutely lovely though, so I’ll like to try this one ASAP – especially considering I don’t currently own a Lush moisturiser!
Atomic Tooth Powder – I’ve always been a bit nervous of using these Lush teeth products. I have tried a couple, but knowing that my dentist will always recommend fluoride toothpaste does scare me a little. I mean, surely they’re more of an expect on oral care and on effects of different types of toothpastes than I am..? I’m really not 100% sure on these teeth products however they have been tested and proven to often work even better than your standard toothpaste. Maybe it really will work better than my fluorine toothpaste? I think it’s worth a shot, and if I’m going to be trying one of Lush’s teeth products, this is one that I think sounds pretty good. It has very good reviews!
Ultrabalm All Purpose Balm – Another one of those random products that noone would really think to buy from Lush! It is expensive, but sounds like such a fantastic product. I’d probably primarily use it for my lips, because they get so insanely dry. I’m sure it would last absolutely ages!
Big Shampoo – Okay, so this is a mahoosive cult classic in the world of Lush hair care. Again, that is precisely why I have steered clear of it! It isn’t exactly cheap, so if I don’t follow everyone’s opinion of this shampoo…? I’ve been really unkeen on trying this product – I’m quite happy with using shampoo bars to be honest. But again, if I don’t try it, how will I know whether it is truly as bloody brilliant as everyone makes it out to be? I think it’s worth a shot for sure!
No Drought Dry Shampoo – I wash my hair daily. Just had to put that out there first. That’s why dry shampoos have never really appealed to me. If they can make me go a little bit further between washes though… why not give it a try? Maybe it will end up being a true game changer for me!
Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume – Yikes. I have thought about getting this conditioner, but was put off by the insane cost. It is really popular though! Time to save up or just grab myself a sample of the stuff I think!
Superbalm Scalp Treatment – I’ve always had a bit of a flaky scalp, and my hair tends to grow in quite thin and sparse. Perhaps this will help?
R&B Hair Moisturiser – Another one I’ve been extremely excited to try for the longest time!
6Tangled Hot Oil Treatment – Because of my hair being so fine and wispy, it does get tangled and knotty really easily. This treatment sounds like it would do my hair a world of good!
Mr Dandy’s Hair Candy Hair Dressing – This product sounds lovely to use to create some waves in the hair or something. I used to be non-stop primping my hair. I loved dying it, styling it, cutting it, layering it, adding fringes etc etc etc. I just loved to be creative with it and make it feel like it was “mine”, if that makes any sense. I always absolutely loved my hair, because I wouldn’t stop altering it until I thought it was absolutely perfect. Recently (around a couple of years ago,) I decided to favour health over creative hair. I’ve been on a mission to re-grow my natural hair and for it to all be my natural colour, natural texture and for it to just be grown long, without many cuts at all except for possibly trimming any split ends off every now and then, and maybe possibly cutting in a fringe every now and then. Anyways, my mission has been going well, but my hair is extremely plain, and in turn that makes me look like a right plain Jane! Hoping that some of these Lush hair products will add a little bit of personality, interest and uniqueness to my hair, without damaging it!
Sea Spray Hair Mist – Another styling product that I’m hoping will seriously up my hair game!
Veerappan Moustache Wax – Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I am a woman and no, I don’t have a moustache. What I do have though, are eyebrows. I have heard many a good think about using this product to keep those pesky, stubborn eyebrow hairs into place. I thought I could use this to keep my brow hairs looking neat and in the position I want them to be in all day! My eyebrows are especially messy because my brow hairs are very long and I know you’re supposed to trim them to keep your brows looking neat, but if I did that, my brows would look insanely sparse. I need all the hair!
Okay, so I’m not 100% happy with the concept of makeup as it is. I mean, I love doing my makeup, I really, really do, and it is something I will very rarely leave the house without or take photos of myself without. But, however beautiful it makes me look, I only really use it because I don’t feel naturally very beautiful. It is sad, but that is the truth. I’d much prefer investing my money in making my skin and hair etc become naturally beautiful, than investing in colouring to cover up my natural self.
I do plan to buy Lush makeup, don’t get me wrong. It just isn’t really my priority right now, as I’m focusing more on making my skin etc healthier and therefore more beautiful, rather than focussing on just looking nice in itself. So, even if a makeup item from Lush was super raved about and had an excellent rating, and even if Lush makeup products are actually good for the skin, makeup is something that you’ll always have to just wash off at the end of the day… I dunno, maybe I’m turning into a bit of a hippie or something. I suppose I’m just not so into the idea of makeup as I used to be!
Karma Gorilla Perfume – An extreme cult classic. With such fantastic reviews, perhaps it’s time I give it a shot..?
That’s just about everything – whew! 37 items in my wishlist!
So, now some questions for you to answer in the comments section!
Do you recommend AGAINST any of the products I have listed above? Are any of the above products some of your favourites from Lush? If you have any opinions on the products I have listed above, PLEASE comment them below, I’d really appreciate reading them!
(I only included main-line products that can be found in every store at any time of the year, and which are entirely non-exclusive. I love trying all types of Lush products, but would be happiest of course if my favourites turned out to be main-line products that I could re-purchase easily! I also picked one item for each different use, e.g. one shampoo, one conditioner, one item to wash the body with, one item to use in the bath etc. I only need one favourite for each type of product! Finally, I selected out of vegan items and items that I don’t currently own. I made my final choices by choosing the item with the highest rating. Let’s hope I find some 5* gems out of these!)