My Favourite Things is a precursor to TC’s Treasures. Starting in November 2016, all My Favourite Things posts will be known as TC’s Treasures.
Whew! I’m so glad it’s March. February was a crazy, busy month for me, so I’m super happy that is over. Thankfully, I’ve nothing majorly pressing to do this month for work, so I can relax a bit when the craziness starts up all over in April. With that said, I’m here to do Raisa and Eirene’s wonderful link-up, My Favourite Things. Last month kept me busy on my toes, but amidst all that, I somehow found some new things to fall in love with. That new thing is Lush. Until February, the only product I had tried was their No Drought dry shampoo, which I ended up not liking and giving it to Eddy. But circumstances have led me to become interested in Lush again, and I tried out and fell in love with a few of their products.
Lush’s Rehab Shampoo
When I met up with Chantelle couple of weeks ago, she offered to buy me a few things at Lush for my birthday. Rehab shampoo is one thing I chose. I really love the its scent — it’s very soothing to me — and it works well with cleaning my hair. However, after I bought this, I did my research and discovered that this product has sulphates, propylene glycol, parabens, and alcohol :( This disappointed me so much because I thought Lush’s campaign of using eco-friendly product, fresh ingredients, and so on meant it wouldn’t have all the crazy chemicals. So that was a bit of a shocker for me. Still, I do like Rehab, but when I use up this bottle, I’m going back to my sulphate-free shampoo.
Lush’s Miranda Soap
Another thing Chantelle bought for me is the Miranda soap. I really love its fruity scent, and I was actually lucky in that this soap doesn’t have sulphates. It has EDTA and colouring, but my primary concern is with sulphates. This soap suds up pretty well even without the sulphates. I’m pretty happy with this one! I’ll be buying more of it in when I run out of my current batch.
Lush’s Sandstone Soap
Sandstone is amazing. Like Miranda, it doesn’t have sulphates, but it does carry EDTA, but that’s about the only negative thing about this soap. This soap doesn’t lather up, but that’s fine because I use this as an exfoliating soap. This contains sand, so it makes for a great scrubber. I don’t recommend this for people with sensitive skin — if anything, scrub gently! This soap has a wonderfully clean and refreshing scent. I have definite plans to buy more of this soap in the future. Of all the Lush products in this post, this is my absolute favourite!
Lush’s Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub
Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub is a great scrub. I love its scent, which smells like margaritas. I also love the fact that this formula doesn’t contain any parabens. However, this is super pricey, and I predict that I will only get about 6-7 usages if I use this as a body scrub. It takes a lot to scrub down my body, so I find that this isn’t really worth the price. Maybe as a facial scrub, it will be worth the money, but I didn’t enjoy this on my face. A shame because I really do like its scent!
Lush’s Dream Cream Self-Preserving Hand and Body Lotion
I’ve wanted to try one of their lotions, so I chose the Dream Cream Self-Preserving Hand and Body Lotion. Again, I chose the self-preserving version because it doesn’t contain parabens, but it does contain triethanolamine and alcohol, but I overlooked those. This lotion does feel nice on my skin, and I do like it . . . but its scent isn’t very appealing to me. It smelled way better than their other paraben-free lotion, their Charity Pot Body Lotion, so that’s why I chose this. This tub will be my only tub, though. I’ll stick to coconut oil as my body lotion, haha XD
LipIce’s Sheer Colour Strawberry
Finally, my last favourite isn’t a Lush product, but it does start with an “L”, so I decided to add this. Eddy introduced me to LipIce’s Sheer Colour in Strawberry, and it’s a pretty good coloured lip balm with a wonderful strawberry scent. Just be sure to not use too much because it made my lips so pink that my colleagues flipped out on me. My boss even said, “I’ve known you for two years, and I’ve never seen you wear lipstick!” Anyway, Eddy suggested I put on a colourless lip balm, and then swipe LipIce once or twice on top of it. I tried that, and the colour came out more subtle this time.
Do you like Lush? Which products do you like from them? Do you have any products you like that doesn’t go overboard with chemicals? Do share!