smilingrid: love, delivered

July 28, 2013

love, delivered

I'm sure you remember my somewhat recent long and gushing introduction to Lush, a wonderful obsession that I share with Grace. Also recently, my acne medication ran out. In the hopes of clearing up any unwanted skin issues and not having to pay for prescriptions any more, I popped over to the Lush website to see what they had to offer in the face department. I already trust them with my hair, why not with my skin?

I found two face cleansers that I decided to take for a whirl. So far, I've been using 9 to 5 in the morning and Herbalism before showering at night. Both have gotten rave reviews, 9 to 5 for its gentleness and makeup removal and Herbalism for its effectiveness fighting acne. 

In the few days I've been using them, my face has been very pleased with me. My skin is soft and any acne popping up from the transition is easily zapped away or covered up. We'll see if it lasts (my fingers are crossed that it will). Luckily, Lush offers smaller sizes in the 3 ounce range for people (like me!) who want to try things out, so if it doesn't keep working I can try something else without feeling overly wasteful.

Luckily the sun peeked out just long enough for me to show these products off as they deserve!

9 to 5 is made with almond oil, dove orchids and everlasting flower absolute and is currently Lush's only liquid cleanser.

Herbalism contains a blend of rosemary, nettle, and chamomile mixed with ground rice bran and kaolin clay.

I was tempted away from the face section and into the hair area for a liquid shampoo to alternate with Big, my salty shampoo extraordinaire! I found one of Lush's online exclusive retro shampoos, Antiphilitron. I haven't used it yet, but it smells wonderful and is packed with all parts of a lemon- juice, oil, and peel.

My package came with a surprise inside! A small piece of Lush's Karma soap fell out of the packing peanuts, looking like rock candy and smelling spicy-sweet. Karma claims to be the "ultimate Lush scent," made into an entire line by popular demand with this soap, shampoo, perfume(s, plural. Solid version here), bubble bar, and body cream. It's made using patchouli, lemongrass, orange oil and pine oil.

Look at that, the gang's all here!
Rather photogenic bunch, aren't they?


  1. I m going to check the Lush website now. I love my highlighted hair but it is almost too yellow I want to find a product to tone it down. I'll let you know if I find anything "good"
    Thanks for the tip to Lush

    1. I hope you find exactly what you want! Enjoy the amazingness that is Lush!