LUSH Haul + Review

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I make a trip to lush typically once a month to stock up on bath bombs, purchase a few favorites, and grab some samples. I love trying out their latest products because they are always changing things up and I often find new favorites. 

After loving each product I purchased I thought I would share my thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc...

LUSH HAUL + MINI REVIEW 

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DreamWash is one of those products I have been interested in purchasing for a while but never really had a use for it. I just didn't understand the difference between a shower smoothie vs a shower gel and I couldnt justify making a purchase. After months of smelling this product and loving it but putting it back on the shelf I finally bought it! 

The Aloe Vera is what got me this time around. With summer finally here and me spending more time out in the sunshine my skin needs that extra TLC. 

This super soft shower smoothie is loaded with rad ingredients. In addition to Aloe Vera, its got Lavender, Tea Tree, Calamine, Chamomile, and my personal favorite...Rose! 

As you can imagine it smells like heaven. Its also super smooth and literally feels like you are putting chocolate mouse all over your skin. 

Thus far I am loving it! A little tip if you purchase this beauty. Let it sit on your body for a few minutes after you lather yourself up. I treat it like a body treatment. Your skin feels so much better and you really get all the benefits if you give it a little extra time to work its magic. 

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Ok...I know I get a little over zealous when it comes to Lush in general and I OFTEN deem ALL of their products as my favorites. But...this one is definitely a favorite! Best face exfoliant I have honestly ever used. And can we take a second to acknowledge the bad ass name for this one. It does not get cooler than Smugglers Soul. 

I love a lot of their face scrubs but this one is top notch for me. I love that the scrub itself is super fine. It feels more like sand then chunky pieces of almonds (no offense Lush). 

Sandalwood, Argan Oil, and Shea Butter make for such a simple delicious smell. I love it!

Doing some research online I also discovered that they have this baby in a moisturizer as well as a shampoo! Check it out > Moisturizer & Shampoo Bar 

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Lush is great about samples, if you want to try something ask! With my purchase of DreamWash I passed on a shower gel this round. So instead I asked for a sample of Outback Mate

This one smells super yummy with Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus. Its minty and beachy making you feel happy and clean! 

BATH BOMBS

I go above and beyond to make my Self Love Sunday bath nights magical. As far as candles, music, herbs, intentions, and energy go - its the bath bombs that really make it what it is. 

Bath bombs are really where my Lush addiction started. I have tried them all! Heres what I bought for the month of July! 

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TWILIGHT - This one is a staple. A very favorite that holds a special place in my heart. It swirls around your bath turning the water into a pink, purple, and blue night sky with little bits of sparkle. It smells of Lavender and Tonka (which I have recently learned is that secret ingredient I am obsessed with). 

This super gentle slow release bath bomb smells totally magical. Its got a warmth to it that makes you feel totally loved by the universe itself. The Lavender relaxes you, the Tonka is incredibly intriguing, and its got a hint of Ylang Ylang for a little bit of sexy. 

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HONEY BEE - This one is one of my grounding bath bombs. In addition to the obvious honey smell its super earthy! I like to mix herbs with this one for a little extra Gaia Goddess in my life. 

Orange, Honey, Tofee, Bergamot and Moroccan Rhassoul Mud is what makes this extra special. Its also got a hint of Aloe Vera so expect some silky soft skin! 

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YOGA BOMB - We started off on the wrong foot but now im obsessed. The Yoga Bomb is a super grounding and uplifting bath bomb. Your bath looks like a sunset and smells like a field of oranges and incense. 

I am glad I gave it a second chance after our first encounter because bath night with this one is a groovy journey you dont want to miss out on!

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SEX BOMB - This is one of their most popular bath bombs and for good reason. In my book this is the ultimate Self Love bath bomb. Definitely a favorite and definitely one I purchase every time I go. 

This is a sexy bath bomb with all the aphrodisiacs loaded into it! Jasmine, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang. You feel relaxed and loved while your senses dance around making a very romantic bath night. 

I also love this one for that special time of the month. Clary Sage is the key to shitty periods! 


And thats my latest purchase! Until next time my sweets...

Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose

Mini Beauty Haul | A Few Of My Latest Favorites

My latest trip to the beauty store was pretty simple and straight to the point. Although this beauty haul is small its pretty kick ass and I am real excited about it. These are some of my latest favorites as well as great staples I would definitely recommend.

Miracle Mani Gel Polish

If you follow me on YouTube you would have seen my "Sally Hansen Miracle Mani Tutorial & Review" that I posted last summer.

This is one of my very favorite beauty discoveries of all time. I swear by this product and would recommend it to anyone who digs a fresh new manicure. 

This nail polish is great for two main reasons...

1. Its super convenient: Not only does it dry fast (like 10 min) but it lasts up to two weeks with no chips, and you don't need a base coat. 

2. It looks legit: We all love the gel nail look because its perfectly shiny and has great color. This does that without the UV/LED light (convenient right)?

You can buy this polish in a set with the top coat included or you can buy the single colors by themselves.

This time around I purchased a really cute simple color called "Birthday Suit". I got this one in a set with the top coat because I wanted a top coat for lighter colors, I will use the other one I currently have for darker colors. 

I then got a basic black called "Blacky O" because its one of my favorite looks and I wanted a black in the miracle mani for the gel look.

Bye Bye Under Eye

The first time I tried this concealer was in an ipsy bag. I fell in love the first time I used it and have stuck with it since. It actually replaced my Tarte concealer which was surprising to me because I have been such a fan of that concealer for a while now.

Bye Bye Under Eye has such a rich and creamy look to it. It covers up my dark circles and it stays on all day. 

It sort of reminds me of the rich consistency you find in theatre makeup without it being to caky if that makes sense? 

It Cosmetics often surprises me and I think what they are doing with their products is great! For example this isnt just a great concealer. It has collagen in it and Vitamins C & K. 

"Collagen is a part of the connective tissue that in the skin helps in firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity."

Along with it being a great product, a little goes a long way and the full size is a huge tube. No doubt this will last me all year which makes me and my wallet very happy!

The POREfessional by Benefit

This one is obvious to those of you who follow a lot of beauty gurus. Its a favorite among many of us. 

Benefit as you may know is one of my very very favorite makeup brands. They just seem to do it right. 

The POREfessional is a pore minimizer as well as a primer. I apply it to my t-zone to help with pores, priming, and oil control. 

Applying this along with some concealer and a little light powder is a great way to dodge using a shiz load of foundation on your face. 

Although this may not be a necessary item to everyone I think its one more of us should consider. Dont underestimate the difference a great primer will do to your overall look. Definitely check it out next time you are in your local beauty store. They do have a baby sized one for $10 if you are curious but not ready to commit. 

Have you tried any of these, if so what did you think? What are some of your favorite beauty products? 

Much love! 

-Magnolia Rose