Never have I been so excited to get dirty!
Wait — did that sound pervy? I’m actually talking about a new line of unisex hair and body products from Lush.
Available now at Lush stores and also online, the four-piece Dirty collection features stuff to cleanse, smooth and style both you and your boo.
The collection includes…
- Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
- Dirty Shaving Cream
- Dirty Hair Styling Cream
- Dirty Body Spray
Lush had fun with these fragrances, creating for each product a unique scent that not only stands on its own, but also complements the others in the release. Since all four of the products are designed for guys AND gals, I roped El Hub into trying two of them (you’re such a good sport, sweetie!).
Dirty Springwash Shower Gel
El Hub and I both like this salty spearmint-scented gel so much that we’re fighting over who gets the rest! El Hub says it’s one of the best shower gels he’s used in years because it removes oils from his skin and hair but doesn’t strip them bare. It also builds into a nice lather yet remains easy to rinse. I like how it doesn’t leave a film behind, and I adore the fresh, crisp scent. If you’re planning frequent sleepovers at your honey’s house, this might be nice to have in the shower. $9.95 for a 3.3-oz. bottle, $17.95 for 8.4 oz., $26.95 for 16.9 oz.. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Dirty Shaving Cream
El Hub tried it on his face; I tried it on my ‘pits. Neither of us like it much, despite the soothing oat, lavender and sandalwood scent. The fact that it doesn’t build into a lather or foam means you have to use a lot. El says his shaves with it kinda hurt, which he thought could be due to the absence of aloe or menthol, which many other shave creams contain. Both of us also dislike the thick, greasy residue it leaves behind, but we do like the scent. $12.95 for a 3.5-oz tub. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Dirty Body Spray
Literally a spray for dirty bodies, LOL! Lush says you can use it to simulate a real “shower” when you’re running behind. I don’t know about that, but I sure like the minty thyme and tarragon scent. It’s invigorating, and the fragrance lasts all day long. As for the spray bottle? To die! It covers a wide area with a very fine mist and gets my entire bod in a single spritz. El Hub, who describes most of the scents I wear as “old lady,” “stinky,” or “I like it because it smells like oranges” actually approves. With it on, I think I smell like a girlish boy…or a boyish girl. $12.95 for a 3.5-oz. bottle. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Dirty Hair Styling Cream
El Hub’s idea of hair styling involves wetting down the cowlick in his hair, so he didn’t try this firm hold cream. I used it to style my bangs, where it works well while smoothing and adding shine without crunch. But it’s very hard to remove, taking at least two washes with shampoo. Despite containing coconut oil, it has a vaguely herbal scent. $19.95 for 5.9oz. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
By far the weirdest 31 seconds of my day
Speaking of girlish boys, pop star Justin Bieber’s releasing a new limited edition fragrance called Someday, and the commercial’s weird as hell!
I don’t even know where to start — that leather hoodie, the magical purple flying high tops, Beebs’ pained smile as he piggybacks a Quinn Fabray look-a-like through the sky. Watching it I feel like I just ate a plate of the “special brownies” my brother’s stoner ex-band mates used to make.
Anywho, that pretty much sums up my day, LOL! How was your Wednesday? Anything new to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,