The Event... Lush...

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Breath of Fresh Air Toner // Ultrabland *// Superbalm *// Angels on Bare Skin *// The Comforter // Rehab Shampoo *

Last Wednesday a fair few of us Cardiff Bloggers all filled into the Lush store on Cardiff's Queen Street and stayed in there amoungst the bath bombs and bubble bars for a good hour and a half. We were treated to skin care consultations, demonstrations and lots of natter about everything Lush has to offer.

I am an avid Lush fan, I have been from the moment I knew what it was about. Their ethics are something that makes me love them even more, read more here. I loved having the chance to look around the store which is something I haven't done in a while, especially since not working in the center of town - I try and avoid town on weekends as much as I can. Of course I didn't go home empty handed and had a nice carrier bag worth of products to get stuck into.

Most of the things in Lush I have tried and found things that I will always repurchase. The number one product in this category from Lush is The Comforter. This bubble bar is HUGE and I can get so many baths out of it. I didn't think I would like such a scented bar but because I use such small amounts the scent can be quite subtle. My skin feels silky smooth after a Comforter bath which of course is ideal after a long week in work, a Sunday night or just any day. On Wednesday it was the first item I picked up.

During the evening the lovely Naomi conducted a skin care consultation with me and I came away with a sample of Ultrabland which is a really gentle cleanser. It's a balm so really thick and luxurious and Gemma (FatFrocks) is a mega fan of this, she's pretty much converted me to buying a full one even before I've tried it properly. I've used Ultrabalm a couple of times now and I think I'm starting to love it. The next step we looked at was toners. The one I loved the feel of was Breath of Fresh Air , this feels exactly the same as the Caudile Beauty Elixr but for a fraction of the price so I picked up a small bottle to try it out for a while. I like how refreshing the toner is and it seems like a great one to use in the morning to wake your skin up. I was also shown the serum bar and will probably pick that up at a later date.

We all got to take home a pot of the Angels on Bare Skin cleanser which some of the girls managed to watch get made up. The ground almonds in there give a nice exfoliation to the face but it's also so gentle that it would irritate your skin. I've been using this every other day in the evening and it's a much liked step to my routine.

Then finally I picked Naomi's brains about the problems I am having with my hair at the moment. I seem to have dandruff and I have no idea why. I make sure all the products are washed out of my hair before I get out of the shower. Naomi recommended Rehab and Superbalm to combat this so I have a couple of pots of each to try. I haven't tried the balm yet (I am tonight) but the shampoo is being bought as soon as I use what is in my cupboard. 

I'll do some individual reviews when I've used the products for a while.

What are you must haves from Lush?




  1. My angels on bare skin is all manky and hard!!! :-(xo

  2. Lovely post! I really want that bubble bar!

  3. Sounds like you had a great time. I haven't bought anything from Lush for ages! I just like to stock up my bathroom with various products so it smells lovely!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  4. Rehab and I love Juicy are two of my all time favourite shampoos! You'll love them! :D x