The Forecast for Lush Summer 2014 Calls for Yummy Mango and Marshmallow Showers

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Lush Summer 2014

Lush summer 2014

Two of the many reasons I like to run…

  1. Because it means I get to eat more candy. Copious, vast, galactic quantities of candy, like OMG! — milk chocolate butterscotch squares from See’s, which are and always will be my caloric downfall.
  2. Because of the post-run shower. Sure, I can shower anytime — not just after a run (obvs), but there’s something extremely satisfying about rinsing away all of that sweat after a good run, ya know? And in the summer when it’s hot, it’s even more satisfying because there’s more sweat. Sorry, truth! :)

This morning after my run I showered with a few new products from Lush. They released six new things this summer, all of them cruelty-free and handmade. Lush calls them “self-preserving,” because they contain high levels of oil, butter and glycerine and a reduced amount of water, which altogether are supposed to stop bacteria from coming around and messing with yo’ groove.

1. Mangnificent Soap

Lush Magnificent Soap

Mangnificent Soap, $7.80 for a 0.25-pound slice

“Mangnificent,” as in mango-nificent, especially if you’re into mangos, which I am.

When I was a kid, dried mangoes were some of my favorite treats in the whole wide world.

Still are, actually. But back in the day they were kind of hard to get here in the U.S., so I’d have to wait for relatives to bring them over when they visited from the Philippines.

There’s nothing quite like dried mango… Sweet, a little tangy and chewy… YUM!

Yes, I’m starved right now.

Anyway, this bar smells just like that! It actually contains both dry and fresh mango (for antioxidants). There’s dried mango on the outside and fresh pureed mango throughout.

The bar also contains Sicilian Lemon Oil and Tunisan Neroli Oil, with the former supposedly increasing seratonin levels in the brain.

Hmm… I am feeling pretty good right now, but that could be ’cause it’s Friday. ;)

2. D’Fluff Shaving Cream

Lush D'Fluff Shaving Cream

D’Fluff Shaving Cream, $9.95 for the 2.5-ounce tub pictured here, and $16.95 for a bigger 5.2-ounce tub

I guess you really do learn something new every day, because this stuff was inspired by strawberry marshmallow fluff, which I did not even know existed.

But it does.

Because I Googled it.

And OMG it looks good!

D’Fluff feels fluffy and light directly from the tub, but once you get it on your skin and work it in a little bit, it thickens into a lotion (like this Shave Cream by EOS).

I definitely feel like I get a closer shave with my razor when I use it.

Surprisingly, it’s not as sweet-smelling as I expected. Rather, it’s more tart, like real life fresh strawberries.

In additional to the strawberries, which are supposed to help cleanse the skin, it also contains egg whites to tighten skin and cocoa butter to moisturize.

Both guys and gals can use it, too.

Hint, hint, El Hub. It’s time you parted with that stubble you’ve been rocking all week. #justsayin

3. African Paradise Body Conditioner

Lush African Paradise Body Conditioner

African Paradise Body Conditioner, $39.95 for an 8.8-ounce tub

This stuff works as an in-shower moisturizer for your body and leaves a light moisturizing film behind. After you’re washed and shaved, grab a little of this fragrant frangipani-scented stuff from the tub, and rub it all over your body, then rinse and gently towel dry.

The neat thing? It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy. If you’re in a rush and don’t need uber-intense moisturizing, I think this stuff’s great.

Many of the moisturizing ingredients also come from Africa, which is cool, like shea butter and skin-brightening moringa oil from Ghana, and aloe vera from Kenya.

I used it this morning and I’m wearing a dress right now, and I don’t feel like the backs of my knees are sticky at all.

Ugh! I can’t stand it when the backs of my knees are sticky…

4-6. Zeste Hair Gelly, Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb, and Parsley Porridge Soap

Lush summer also includes a new Zeste Hair Gelly (medium strongish hold), Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb (with lemon oil, black pepper and ginger oils) and Parsley Porridge Soap (it has an antibacterial tea tree infusion and antioxidant fresh parsley; for hands and body).

Lush Parsley Porridge Soap

Parsley Porridge Soap, $7.80 for a 0.25-pound slice

Lush Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb

Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb, $6.95 each

Lush Zeste Hair Gelly

Zeste Hair Gelly, $12 for a 3.5-ounce tub

When/where can you find them?

All six are bound for the permanent line. Magnificent Soap, Parsley Porridge Soap, Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb, D’Fluff Shaving Cream and African Paradise Body Conditioner launch in Lush stores nationwide and online July 3, while Zeste Hair Gelly shows up later this summer.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Natalie says:

    I love the in-shower body moisturizers from Lush! The rose and argan oil one smells amazing and I love how it leaves my skin, it’s just like you said, moisturized but not sticky!
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  2. Dee says:

    Thanks for the reviews Karen!I used to be such a huge Lush fan and I still love many of their products ( the Karma ones are my favourite!) but I’ve discovered SO many other Canadian brands that I find are doing such a great job at this that I don’t find myself dependant on Lush that much now. haven’t found a store that sells *as* divine as yet tho!
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  3. LOL, Karen. Not loving the stubble, eh? :P I like the sound of D’Fluff — strawberry but not synthetic-sweet.
    Rae // theNotice recently posted … Beautycounter Rose, Currant Lip Sheer swatches; Lustro Body Oil review

  4. Alison M says:

    LUSH opened a store here a few months ago but I *still* haven’t gone in for fear of what it would do to my wallet. I have a big ol’ weak spot for soaps and lotions! The body conditioner is now on my list to check out for my kids. Nothing I try seems to get their skin hydrated and getting a body lotion on them every day is out of the question. Like I have 3 more minutes in the evening for another task before putting them to bed, lol! Is the shaving cream as thick as the EOS one or does it rinse off the razor easier?
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  5. brenda says:

    Strange, this collection is already for sale in Holland, for like a month?
    Anyways, I really don’t like the shaving cream. Dunno if I got a wrong batch or anything..? The ‘fluff’ is not fluff, you get little foam out of the ‘fluff’ and it leaved my skin soft like… rubber? Nope, not for me!

  6. fancie says:

    The mango soap and African body conditioner sound perfect! I could definitely use both in my life!
    fancie recently posted … L’Oreal Forever Fuchsia Infallible Lipstick Review

  7. I LOVE mangoes; the mango soap would be so heavenly!!
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  8. Icequeen81 says:

    I wish we had lush, everything looks so yummy, and hopefully smell yummy too and do what it says

  9. Hilary says:

    Oh, I will most definitely be picking up that mango soap! Lush here I come.
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  10. Agata says:

    I really want to try that strawberry shaving cream. Mostly because it sounds delicious :)
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  11. I got my eyes on the shower cream and the body lotion!
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  12. Katie says:

    I REALLY want to try the shave cream, the fact that it smells like real strawberries and not overly sweet fake ones is VERY appealing to me :)

  13. Puri says:

    I can’t wait for these to hit the stores! I’m most curious for the shaving cream and body moisturizer, yay!
    Puri recently posted … Another beauty oil to add in the mix

  14. Iris says:

    Awesome stuff! I am glad they are on-going items. I shall be picking up a shave cream when I’m done with my current one.

  15. Sylirael says:

    Basically, they had me at mango. Mango anything, and I am there!

    The marshmallow fluff shaving stuff also looks awesome ;-)
    Sylirael recently posted … Beauty and the Geek Go Retro…and Minsc Says Go for the Eyes, Boo!

  16. Kristy says:

    I went to Lush for the 1st time this past wk.. I’m addicted! I like the umm EVERYTHING (lol) I can’t wait to try more of the things I bought! The shave cream is on my list now!! ;)
    LOVE your blog!!

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