Welcome to my world!
I’m going to divert a bit here and move on to being a complete and total corporate shill for the moment.
I love Lush. If you have not had the joy of going into a Lush store, you should. All of their products come from natural sources, and a good deal of them are Vegan as well. And they smell heavenly and do exactly what they say they will do.
My journey into the world of Lushness started a few months ago, when I picked up a container of Herbalism, their face wash/scrub with tea tree oil and other things that are good for reducing redness and blemishes. My skin has never been quite so pretty as it is now. Then, I discovered the solid shampoo. The solid shampoos are round discs of, well, shampoo. you run them over your wet hair in three swipes, Right, center, left, and then lather and rinse. There are many different scents and they all do different things. For example, Karma Komba is a generic shampoo that smells of the most amazing perfume that they have in the store, Karma. Seanik is blue and has chunks of kelp visible in it, which helps for the softening of your hair. Godiva is yellow and smells of sweet jasmine, and has chunks of conditioner right in the bar! So it really is insanely convenient! Soak & Float is their anti-dandruff solid shampoo, I just bought this one the other day and I haven’t tried it out yet.
Then, we moved into the soaps and the body washes and the perfumes and everything is just fantastic. The face mask that I have in the fridge for helping to combat blemishes, the body lotion that smells like heaven. The foot lotion that smells like chocolate and has a hint of capsaicin in it to help your feet get warm. The Buffy body bar.
Oh the body bar. It is a solid block of shea butter and cocoa butter and oh my god heaven with little bits of ground rice and almonds and aduki beans for exfoliation. You get your skin wet and ready, then stand out of the water and rub this all over your body, you can feel your skin exfoliating under the touch, but also the butters are just soaking their way into your body. Rinse of the exfoliants and then step out of the shower, pat yourself dry and be prepared for skin so soft and smooth that you won’t want to stop touching yourself. I am serious. Luxuriant in the most classic sense.
But, above and beyond all of these things, above and beyond even the most astounding body butter that I have ever felt, is this shampoo Curly Wurly. It comes in one of Lush’s black pots, and it looks a bit like a strawberry margarita with small flakes of coconut inside. It smells like coconut definitely, with a hint of vanilla. But it is seriously the best thing in the world. I have never been happier with my curly hair than I was when I first washed my hair with this shampoo. I don’t even need conditioner with it, the coconut takes care of that. My hair is soft, smooth, shiny, and nearly tangle free. My curls are beautiful and easy to manage. I have been leaving my hair down more and more since I discovered this shampoo, and I have not regretted it once. Only five minutes to brush my hair before bedtime. Five minutes! That is insanity itself!
I have never, in my life, been more head over heels in love with cosmetics and body stuff like I am with Lush. If you haven’t been to a store near you, then you should go! Or, you can order online! Self-confidence is at the root of all beginnings for a better life. And their products have made my self-confidence all that much easier to enjoy!
Ok, I’m going to go back to playing with my hair now.