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11th-Apr-2008 04:31 pm

When Singapore's first LUSH counter opened in Wisma Atria's Isetan, I tried their facemask and fell in love. So I was really disappointed when they ceased operations not long after, as I thought their product range had potential.

Discovering their store in Brisbane, my love was renewed and I would often stop to see what products they had in the window.
Their soaps would be piled like huge cheese wheels and giant chunks of chocolate.
Their facemasks were laid in large metal mixing bowls, buried in an ice bath.
Their buttercreams looked like blocks of fudge.
Their bubble bars resembled sweet bakery confections.

How could I not fall in love?

Granted you can smell their stores 10 metres before you see it, the products themselves are not that bad.

One of my first purchases was Hybrid, a solid shampoo bar. The concept of a shampoo bar was a little baffling to me, but it really took very little to lather up well and with its conditioning properties, I didn't need another product to condition my hair.

The SO doesn't understand the need to purchase slightly more expensive care products, so we used his AUD$2 bottles of shampoo and conditioner. But my scalp got very greasy and my hair felt dry, the kinks becoming more pronounced than ever.

So I fucked it and went back to LUSH. The latest purchase is Godiva and my hair has become tamer, softer and smells like jasmine. Jasssssssssmine... *swoons*

The SO was sceptical, but didn't mind that I bought a shampoo that's significantly more expensive than the stuff he's used to. Not after he tried to wash out some hair wax and the cheap stuff wasn't making a dent. He told me he used some of Godiva and so little of it lathered up to banish the wax. Take that, cheap shit!

Then a comment on Poupee for this product reminded me of another perk of solid shampoo bars: liquid restrictions on planes!

Now that's another reason to shop at LUSH. (^_-)-★
11th-Apr-2008 06:49 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about trying some of Lush's shampoo because perfume tends to irritate my skin and I've yet to find a cheap shampoo that didn't have perfume in it.
12th-Apr-2008 12:38 am (UTC)
You can ask for a small free sample of a LUSH product to test at home (I've asked for some of the block stuff, where they can cut out a sliver for you). Many of their products do contain perfumes, so it's best to try it out before you make the commitment to buy the stuff.
11th-Apr-2008 07:57 am (UTC)
I love soaps that look raw and homemade like that. *_*

Strangely enough, the fragrance never stays in my hair even if I use scented shampoo. :\ I shall try LUSH's shampoo bar one day.
12th-Apr-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Hair length is a factor in how long the fragrance stays. Either that or it's not possible to swish and smell shorter hair. XD
11th-Apr-2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
gotta LOVE LUSH!!! <3
gotta LOVE the DOEDARANTS and POWDERS!!! <3
almost too good to use on the body...almost too good to eat! :D
12th-Apr-2008 05:38 am (UTC)
I haven't tried their deodorants and powder range yet. Are they good?
12th-Apr-2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
they stopped carrying one powder that i love, it has lil flower (dried and scented)pieces in them...think the name had 'rose' in it...but currently, i am using the Coconut deodorant powder...it doesnt exactly smell like coconut (once you open and use it), but the after effect does. i use it with Aromacreme. smells good for the whole day and the best thing is, its not an anti perspirant. :D so it still breathes, but smells good! :P

i would rather you sample the powder smells first to see if you like them. i have been using Aromacreme, and i love it! :)

i use fairtrade foot lotion too, and its great. and for hair, i use H'suan Wen Hua, great conditioner treatment.

i love the Creamed Almond $ Coconut smoothie and Dreamwash. those are great shower soaps and leaves the skin smelling good and smooth. i use with a scrub! :P

okie, will end here for now...told ya i love LUSH!! :P lol
12th-Apr-2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
*edit: that dried flower powder i was saying above, i found it! it's called Powder Puff, think you might love this more than the Coconut one. bear in mind, if you use Powder Puff, you will see lil 'microscopic' rose petals on the floor where you're standing...lol...shocked my SO the first time...he thought i was leaving lil remnants of blood in the tub (at one glance, it looks that way :P ) but just test it out anyway :)
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