Today Jessica RD of Just Another Beauty Blog shares why it pays to venture inside fragrant stores.
Here’s the story with me and LUSH: I’ve walked past the brand for 10 years, covering my nose each time I’d walk by one of their stores because I just couldn’t stand the strong smell (if you’ve ever walked by one, you know what I mean!).
I’d never even stepped inside, but one day I read in a magazine about LUSH Massage bars and thought the idea sounded pretty cool, so I decided to hold my breath and give it a try.
I am SO glad I did!
First, LUSH Massage bars can be used for much more than mere massage.
Other ways to use LUSH massage bars
- Use it all over your body for intense moisturizing that leaves you smooth until you wash it off
- Dab it on your lips for an ultra-soothing lip balm
- Pre-shaving if you don’t have water around
- Post-shaving to sooth irritation and dryness
- As an air-freshener; leave it on your counter, and it will fill the room with its scent
- Melt a bit in your hands, and put on gloves overnight for that just-manicured softness
- And, of course, let it melt a bit, and use it for massages!
So quite a few uses — and those are just the ones I discovered!
These bars are so luxurious. They melt by the warmth of your skin and are the single most intense moisturizer I’ve ever used!
When you buy any two, LUSH will throw in a tin to store them in (I recommend this because they can get a little messy on a hot day, leaving residue on your counter), but a good ol’ soap dish works just as well.
Keep in mind LUSH’s wonderful tradition of fresh, handmade cosmetics from natural and organic sources. These bars are something you can feel good about slathering all over!
Here are a few of the ones I love…
This tiny heart-shaped massage bar was a hit around Valentine’s Day, and with real chunks of chocolate in it, how could I have ever resisted? This one’s definitely the richest of the bars I’ve tried; perhaps a little too rich for everyday moisturizing, but perfect as a luscious lip balm. The scent is nice, but you just don’t get enough for the price! It’s pretty — but I’d try a different one first. B+
The scent is just like it sounds — a very strong nutty, cocoa-butter smell which might be a little overpowering for some. The bar melts fast, which makes it great for massages or moisturizing quickly on the go, and the oval shape fits perfectly into the massage bar tin. A
With honey and white chocolate, this is the bar I leave out to fill my room with its wonderful aroma. It’s also one of the biggest bars available and lasts a long time.
The bar stays fairly solid, which is great when moisturizing all over (you don’t want it goopy!); however, the only downside is the honeycomb shape doesn’t fit into either the square or the oval tin… which is why I cut mine in half! Other than that it gets top marks for the amazing scent. A
Others that people are raving about…
Made with organic Neroli oil. It delivers a more aromatherapeutic scent (instead of one that makes you crave dessert), while also helping to reduce stretch marks!
It’s the latest addition to the LUSH massage bar collection and one I am dying to try! If you love the scent of vanilla, you may not be able to take your hands off this one!
Let me know
Let me know what you guys think of LUSH Massage bars and if you’d recommend any other LUSH products!
Oh, and about the store, once you’re inside it only takes about 20 seconds to get accustomed to the smell 🙂
This post was written by Jessica RD of Just Another Beauty Blog. When she isn’t blogging or creating video makeup tutorials, you’ll find her studying to be a doctor, beautifying others as a freelance makeup artist or working in a medical office. She loves MAC, NARS, Benefit, NYX, Coastal Scents and Covergirl.