Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub from Lush

Back when Lush Cosmetics was shiny and new to me, the first lip scrub from there that I tried was the Bubblegum lip scrub. I was seduced by its bright pink colour and until I actually tried it I had no idea of the true potential of Lush lip scrubs.

I use Lush lip scrubs all the time as I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. They are a quick and easy way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips; For everyday use or just for prepping your lips before adding a splash of colour.

No other lip scrubs exfoliate, hydrate and soften my lips better. I’m not sure what makes the Lush ones so much better than the rest performance wise, they just all seem to do the trick and with minimum effort too, (which is always a plus when you’re trying to keep up with the fast pace of the world we live in today!)

Today I am reviewing the Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub that was originally released in the Lush Kitchen back in August 2016. Luckily for those that missed it, as of the 10th of March it will be available for a limited time in the UK as it has been chosen as the leading lip product in Lush’s 2017 Easter range.Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub.pngThe Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub has the most amazing scent. What first hits you on the opening of this mini jar is pure CHOCOLATE. Predictable? yes, but it is literally like a creation from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, there’s just something so special about it.

Alongside the chocolate there are also hints of orange, it really reminds me of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and when I think of that I think of Christmas!

The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar, it’s amazing how something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. The fact that it is so good makes me question other companies that make products for the purpose of exfoliation, in particular those that use unnatural ingredients such as plastic microbeads…

Not only do they not work as well but they also do more harm than good to our environment.

There is a very interesting article written about the use of microbeads in cosmetics on the Lush website, the full article can be found here. For the purpose of this review I have pulled a short paragraph from it to better explain the problems with using unnatural ingredients in cosmetics.

‘Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries, harming marine life and entering the food chain. The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.”

Not only do Lush’s natural products work but they also help us maintain a healthy planet. Sometimes less is more and if all of the ingredients are natural and cruelty free, even better!chocolate lIP Scrub 2To use Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub, put the smallest amount onto your finger then gently buff onto your lips. The sugar helps smooth any bits of your lips that don’t appear perfectly polished, (dead or dry skin being the most popular culprit).

Once you have finished buffing your lips I then add a dab of Lush lip balm (Rose Lollipop being my current weapon of choice.)

The sugar lip scrubs are also in fact great for moisturising the lips because of the jojoba oil in them. I however like to finish off with an extra layer of lip balm just so that I keep on top of having beautifully hydrated lips. Lush Sugar scrubs and lip balm really are the winning combination of lip products for soft, smooth and kissable lips.

If you haven’t tried a Lush Sugar lip scrub yet then please do. You won’t be able to live without it and you’ll want to collect them all!



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 31st of August 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner from Lush

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When I see that the Lush Kitchen had added never-before-been-released Body Conditioners to their menu I squealed with delight. With my impending wedding only a few months away I could only afford 1 out of the 6 available. Choosing which one was such a hard decision to make, I however decided on the Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner as it shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb.

The Blackberry bath bomb is my favourite night time product. Magic is real, no other bath bomb helps me to wind down after a hard day better than the Blackberry. For me, Blackberry really does have magical properties because every time I use it I almost fall asleep in the bath, as a diagnosed insomniac this is a revelation and a half!

Although the Sultana of Skin body conditioners name doesn’t sound or is in any way familiar to the Blackberry bath bomb, I can safely say, now that I have my gigantic pot of it that it does share its scent and it is heaven in a tub.15965351_1908166806079205_2884945557339576823_nI always grab a small amount of a Lush body conditioner and then begin to work it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin such as my elbows.

The Sultana of Skin body conditioner has a beautifully smooth texture that is a similar consistency to not-bits yogurt. As with most Lush products, the smallest amount of Sultana of Skin body conditioner goes a very long way. For the first 2 uses I was still using the excess cream that was on the lid.

As much as I enjoy the Snow Fairy and Christingle body conditioners there’s just something that extra bit special about Sultana of Skin. The fact I love the Blackberry Lush scent so much obviously helps a lot but it’s how it feels on my skin that really impresses me.16142402_1908166819412537_5605533859635902812_n

The Snow Fairy body conditioner is a lot heavier than Sultana of Skin, both are however just as hydrating as the other. I like how light the Sultana of Skin feels on your skin and I feel out of all the body conditioners that I have tried it is the one that has left my skin in the best condition. My skin doesn’t feel greasy at all, it’s perfect.

I am so, so impressed with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner, if I wasn’t getting married in a few months I would definitely buy the Butterball and Big Blue too… Maybe even a cheeky Lemony Flutter as well because the cuticle butter equivalent is fantastic.

Hopefully they bring out smaller pots soon so that I can get them too, I don’t know how they will beat the quality of Sultana of Skin as it’s a pot full of heaven in my eyes. Lush are however very good at surprising me, they always go above and beyond with every new product release which is why I always get so excited!



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Papa Noël Face Wash Jelly from Lush

Papa Noel Face Wash Jelly.pngWhen I first see that Lush Cosmetics had created a Face Wash Jelly I was a little apprehensive. Don’t get me wrong, I trust Lush and all of their ideas completely, it just took me a bit of time to get my head around.

When it comes to my face I am always wary, I have the craziest skin that can never make its mind up. One day it can be crying out for hydration, the next I’m spotty and then sometimes it can also be super greasy and then the vicious circle begins again.

Declaring that my skin is the ‘combination’ type is the understatement of the century, it’s indecisive, annoying and a nightmare to keep on top of.

The first time that I actually see the Papa Noël Face Wash Jelly was at the Lush Creative Showcase 2016. I was still uncertain at the thought of trying it, I had however had the very same feelings before I tried Lush’s shower jellies, with this at the back of my mind, I didn’t hesitate to pick up a pot. After all, it was such an interesting and new concept that I couldn’t not pick one up, even if it was just for the novelty factor…

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As you can see from the photograph above Papa Noël Face Wash Jelly is in fact a mask of some sorts. Some people have chopped theirs up into pieces using a chunk a time, I have however left mine all together – for now anyway.

It has a refreshing citrus scent although it’s not quite as tangy as the likes of the Snowman Shower Jelly. I am a huge fan of all things citrus and although Papa Noël is by all means a citrus scent it’s slightly more delicate than I am used to from Lush. This could however be a  positive point. After all, the product is for your face so, (no pun intended) the less in your face the scent is, the better.

I was pleasantly surprised when I first used this face wash. It lathered up within seconds and left my face feeling well cleansed, brighter and smoother. I found that it was really good at clearing out my most troublesome and stubborn pores too.

What has also impressed me is how long it has lasted. I have used it several times now and there doesn’t appear to be any signs of it getting any smaller. One of the things that won me over with the shower jellies is their staying power. Papa Noël, is just as I had originally described my first shower jelly Santa’s Belly, almost indestructible!

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I am very, very surprised at how well I got on with this brand new face wash jelly. I wasn’t expecting very much at all, I thought it was just a novelty product that would be a prop for a good selfie or two.

After I have used it my face feels really clean, it seems to have helped the condition of my skin too, since using it I still get the odd dry patch but it seems to keep any excess oil at bay throughout the whole day.

As I have said, I am really fussy when it comes to products for my face and I really wasn’t expecting such positive results from the Papa Noël face wash jelly. I am sorry Lush, I underestimated you again and by now I really, really should know better…

One thing I would like to add to this review is that I wouldn’t recommend using Papa Noël every day, this is however how I feel about all cosmetic products. I find that alternating cosmetic products keeps your skin on its toes. There’s nothing worse than a product that works great for you but because you use it so often your skin begins to get so used to it that it doesn’t do such a great job anymore.

Overall I am thoroughly impressed, when it comes down to skin care it’s near on impossible for me to be so impressed. I am no longer apprehensive in regards to further releases of Lush face wash jellies, I can’t wait to see if Lush have any more on the horizon?



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Celebrate Body Lotion from Lush

Celebrate Body Lotion is one of my all time favourite Christmas-time Lush products.

When I found out that it wouldn’t be making a return this year, (2016) I was devastated. I had only one pot and a good three quarters of it had been used up. I have been using the last blob of my body lotion sparingly and am now only a week or so away from it being completely empty. *cries*

Luckily the Lush God’s have been listening to me and next week Celebrate body lotion will be up for grabs in the Lush Kitchen. Just one pot should cover me right up until this time next year. YAY!

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The Celebrate body lotion shares its scent with some of the best products Lush have to offer. To name a few there is the Golden Wonder bath bomb, First Snow dusting powder and the Bubbly shower gel. It’s a really popular scent and features in several different formats, the more the merrier and all that… 😉

As soon as you pop open the lid of the Celebrate body lotion you are greeted with the comforting and refreshing scent of warming cognac, sweet orange and zesty lime oils. It is a creamy coloured lotion and its scent alone invites you in to using it, enjoying it with all of your senses.

A little bit of the Celebrate body lotion goes a very long way, one 225g pot has lasted me just over a year and it’s good even past its sell by date as it is self preserving. Just make sure it is stored somewhere cool and that the lid is left on it in between uses.3.0.png

Using Celebrate body lotion lifts my mood, it is perfect when applied after a long, hard day.

Once applied the scent itself stays with you through out the night and most of the next day too. Pairing it up with the First Snow dusting powder makes for a match made in heaven.

Not only does Celebrate leave you smelling fabulous, it also leaves you with soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin – it is the perfect body lotion and by far one of the best I have ever used.

This year (2016) they brought Sleepy body lotion out in its place. As I mentioned above I was devastated, Sleepy is however a very good body lotion, I like it a lot. I am just an old school Lushie and love the Celebrate body lotion just that little bit more.

Both Celebrate and Sleepy have their strong points but I believe Celebrate body lotion will always be my all time favourite.



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Butterball Bath Bomb from Lush

butterball-bath-bombThe Butterball bath bomb is one of those products that forever live in the shadow of other more attractive and pleasing on the eye, bath bombs.

With the likes of Frozen and Yoga Bomb to compete with, you can see why Butterball may get ignored and left at the bottom of your drawer…

This year I however promised myself that when it comes to Lush, I would stop just going for the products that speak to me straight away. This is when I decided to give the Butterball bath bomb a go and ever since I’ve been kicking myself for not using it sooner.


Butterball is a small bath bomb compared to most of the other Lush ones. Its smaller price tag however reflects its size so I do not see its smaller size as an issue.

For comparison purposes I’d say that the Butterball bath bomb is close, if not the same in size to the Think Pink bath bomb.

I’ve said many times before and I am sure to say it many times again but never judge a bath bomb until you’ve given it a go in the bathroom.

Believe it or not, not everyone goes for the bath bombs that are bright, colourful and whizz-pop, whizz-bang. Some prefer the softer coloured ones and want to enjoy the bath bombs ingredients rather than just watch a colourful, bath time show.


Butterball is a very gentle bath bomb that has a soft and creamy scent. It contains small chunks of cocoa butter pieces in it that slowly melt as the bath bomb fizzes away.

I was advised to use the Butterball bath bomb in a ‘hot as I could stand it’ bath and wow does it make a difference when you do.

The cocoa butter in this bath bomb soothes tired, dry and irritated skin. My skin absolutely adores the carefully selected ingredients of Butterball. There isn’t very much in it, but that by no means dictates that it’s a bad or boring bath bomb.

My skin just soaks up all of the goodness of its ingredients and once I get out of the bath my skin stays silky smooth and I smell good enough to eat.


As I said earlier the Butterball bath bomb doesn’t put much of a show on in the bath tub and is better desired by those that are looking for something gentle and a little less in your face.

It’s a very good choice of bath bomb to use if you haven’t tried any before and it’s also one that works great as an ingredient for a Lush-bath-cocktail.

I recommend using it with one of Lush’s shower creams, Prince Charming and Yuzu and Cocoa in particular, although any shower gel or cream would work as the Butterball bath bomb is reasonably plain and therefore very versatile.



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Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask from Lush

Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask.pngHaving skin like a hormonal teenager wasn’t any fun when I was actually a hormonal teenager. Zoom, zoom, zoom into the future (as in well over a decade) and you’ll find me as a 26 year old.

At almost 27, the awkward teenage stage we all hate to remember should be long forgotten. I however still get the odd angry break out of very noticeable spots. Even though my head now sits on wiser shoulders, spot breakouts still have a huge and negative impact on my life and self-confidence levels.

For over 15 years I have dabbled with and tried a lot of skincare products. I find some very good however none of them are efficient for long term use.

My skin becomes so familiar with a product that it goes from one extreme to another, my spotty and dry skin becomes oily and unmanageable and the battle with my skin changes course but not for the better.

I have been trapped in a vicious cycle with my skin ever since I was 11. After years and years of trial and error I thought I’d never find a product that would work for me all the time. That is until I came across Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask…


The Mask of Magnaminty has a carefully selected mixture of gentle, natural ingredients that all work in harmony together to clean, calm and clear your skin.

Used just once a week, the Mask of Magnaminty helps me maintain, bright healthy-looking, blemish-free skin.

The ingredient that is most prominent in the Mask of Magnaminty both from its name and its scent is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has a cooling effect on your skin and as soon as you start to put the Mask on, you feel it working its skin-soothing-magic.

The cooling effect you feel on your face immediately after application always makes me feel so relieved. I can feel my skin relax ready for its weekly treat.

Peppermint oil, marigold oil, honey, evening primrose seeds and aduki beans is what makes up the Magnaminty mask.

The peppermint oil cools and soothes skin, while the marigold oil and honey, cleanse and moisturise the skin. Both marigold oil and honey have antibacterial properties so are very popular ingredients throughout the cosmetics industry.

The addition of primrose seeds and aduki beans adds texture to the Mask of Magnaminty, the face and body mask is not only a great cleanser but also a very gentle exfoliator too.

Primrose is used in cosmetic products all over the world for its natural, anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very suitable, gentle and natural ingredient to use on skin like mine.

When I apply any Lush face mask I do it with a teaspoon out of personal choice.

Lush face masks are often advised to be applied using just your fingers. I however use a spoon as it gets messy very quickly. I also prefer to use a teaspoon because I don’t want to add any unnecessary bacteria to the spare product left in the pot.

Using your fingers shortens the face masks shelf life and means that you have to throw it away sooner and before it is all finished. It makes sense to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible so that I can use the mask all up, wasting none.

Using a spoon not only helps my mask stay fresher for longer but it also helps me spread out the mask more evenly.

Once the mask is applied I leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

As the 15 minutes tick away, if you look in the mirror you can see the mask working its magic. It drags out all of the nasty oils and impurities from your pores and it is so, so refreshing.

If your skin, like mine is often angry and scattered with blemishes then I definitely recommend you try the Mask of Magnaminty face and body mask. It is suitable for delicate skin although as someone with easily irritated skin, I recommend doing a small patch test on your jaw line prior to using it in a bigger quantity.

Not all people’s spots appear on their face, I get quite a few on my shoulders and back too. The Mask of Magnaminty can be used all over the body and isn’t exclusively just for your face.

When it comes to taking it off I grab a clean flannel, wet it in hot, clean water and slowly wipe it off until all has been removed. The first time I used it I could really, really see a significant change in the size of my pores, some were now so small that if I didn’t know they were once there I wouldn’t know they ever existed.

The Mask of Magnaminty really is an amazing skincare product that I always make sure I have plenty of close by. I don’t think I could ever live without it!



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Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub from Lush

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The exfoliation of your skin has a very long list of skin-perfecting benefits. I cannot believe the number of people that do not know how essential exfoliating is for the upkeep of beautiful skin. I never used to think that it was as a very important job myself, that is until I had a chocolate sauce massage followed by the most epic sea-salt body scrub.

It was a birthday treat booked by my boyfriend while we were on holiday in Egypt, we were in our early twenties at the time and ever since the experience, it has changed my skin for the better.

I couldn’t get over how beautiful my skin felt and looked, I was glowing. My sun tan was the best it had ever been and my skin tone was completely even. I have a number of dark and  light patches of skin all over my body. I have always been very self conscious of them and ashamed at how uneven and strange they make my skin appear. Description wise I would compare it to a very bad patchy, fake tan – which we can all appreciate is no fun at all.

Once my Egyptian salt scrub was over I couldn’t quite believe what I was looking at in the mirror. For the first time ever I was confident about the look and feel of my skin. I felt amazing!

Lush’s Rub Rub Rub shower scrub is the closest formula out there to whatever Egyptian magic they used on me that day. Packed with skin reviving ingredients I always make sure I have a pot of this on my shelf to use at least once a week. I dread to think of what my skin would look like without it.

Sharing its scent with the Sakura Bath Bomb, Rub Rub Rub gives off a very refreshing and clean fragrance.

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The tiniest amount of this shower scrub goes a very long way, I have heard many positive reviews on Rub Rub Rub. For me, it evens out my skin tone, softens my skin and also helps keep any annoying black heads or breakouts at bay.

It is the perfect product to not only clean and clear your pores of excess oil, dirt and yucky dead skin but also to make your skin softer in appearance as well as to touch.

I’d also like to point out that the Rub Rub Rub scrub is a little more heavy duty than some of the alternative exfoliating products out there. For someone like me having an incredibly noticeable, uneven skin tone it is gold dust!

It’s a fairly gentle but effective formula, not so harsh that it makes my skin sore and not so soft that I can’t see or feel the difference after using it. It is worth every penny.

If your skin is sensitive I would maybe try something more gentle for your face. My go to face exfoliator is Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee. In the Winter I however stick to using Rub Rub Rub or the Ocean Salt and Face Body Scrub.

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The consistency of Rub Rub Rub to touch reminds me of a Slush Puppy, it however isn’t as cold, I do know of some people using it straight from the fridge though. I have yet to try it  fresh from the fridge but now the nights are getting warmer I’m leaning towards giving it a go.

As said above, a little goes a long way, I can scrub down the whole of my body with the equivalent of a table spoon worth of product.

Rub Rub Rub isn’t just a shower scrub either, I love when a product isn’t a one trick pony. It can also be used as a shampoo, the sea salt stimulates your roots and massages your scalp so well, it’s my idea of heaven. When I use it, it adds so much volume to my flat, dull and boring hair – another problem I have.

All in all I am very impressed with the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. It also comes in a solid form but after trying both I find the potted form of it lasts longer and is better value for money.


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Twilight Bath Bomb from Lush

Before I had even had the chance to sniff this beautiful, lavender infused bath bomb, I had an overwhelming feeling that I’d really, really like it.

Lush Cosmetics as a company were very new to me back when I first decided to give the Twilight bath bomb a go, I had previously only tinkered with Lush bubble bars as I couldn’t quite get my head around buying a product that could only be used once.

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My love for all things pink is no secret, neither is my obsession with stars. Twilight’s baby-pink colour alongside its intricate star & moon design was quite literally made for me.

Twilight and I are a match made in Lush heaven. I wholeheartedly believe that Twilight was destined to be my first Lush bath bomb. It was the product that got me hooked to Lush and for that it will always mean something special to me.

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What would I be doing with my life if the Twilight bath bomb hadn’t have found me? What did I do with my life before Lush was in it?! Lush really is a way of life and I will never look back.

As for the scent of this beautifully presented bath bomb, incredible, amazing and beautiful are just a few of the words that come straight to mind. Twilight is rich with lavender and tonka-absolute therefore making it the perfect night time bath bomb.

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Its cocktail of various essential oils are perfect at helping you wind down after a long, hard day. The scent itself stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin.

Twilight gives off 2 different colours while fizzing away in the bath. Initially it creates mounds and mounds of soft, pink-foam. As the pink foam gradually fizzes away it is then that you begin to see its baby blue interior.

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I am always so mesmerised by the reaction that I forget I am in a bath and that I need to lay back and relax. Watching a bath bomb slowly fizzing around the bath is extremely therapeutic as well as fun.

Some people prefer to watch a bath bomb work its magic before getting into the tub, others however prefer to get straight in with it, there’s no right or wrong way about it. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.

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The bath bomb spins as it slowly reacts with the water, when the blue flecks begin to appear, the bath bomb then stops spinning and charges around the bath like a little power boat.

Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved I feel instantly relaxed. My skin is always well moisturised and I get out of the bath feeling pleasantly calm and more importantly, ready for bed.

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My first bathing experience with the Twilight bath bomb was great, I have now used Twilight more times than I can keep up with and it always makes for a fantastically relaxing bath. Its scent is what dreams are made of.

For a very long time I said that the Twilight bath bomb was my favourite. Although a few years on I no longer call it my favourite as I am now also obsessed with various other bath bombs. I still treasure it and am reminded of my love for it whenever I catch a whiff of the enchantingly, beautiful Twilight scent.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 4th of May 2015, I have updated it several times as with time my photos have become better as has my product knowledge, I cannot thank you enough for popping by my blog! –
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Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask from Lush

 
Lush’s Don’t Look At Me Fresh Face Mask was one of my Oxford Street buys, luckily for the rest of the world, it’s now available in most Lush stores as well as online.

Don’t Look At Me has a rich, fine, exfoliating texture and is packed with murumuru butter and zingy lemon juice.  The murumuru butter nourishes the skin while the lemon juice helps tone the complexion.

The substance is a lot lighter than other Lush face masks I have used before.

Comparing it to the face mask Cupcake, it has a completely different consistency.  I’d describe Don’t Look At Me as being runny and icing-like where as the face mask Cupcake is more of a thick, porridge-like mix.

I really liked Don’t Look At Me, the fact it has lemon juice, grapefruit and neroli oil in gives it more of a zing than the other masks I have tried.


In my personal opinion I’m not overly keen on the scent, there’s something in there that makes the sharpness of the lemon juice have less of a kick.  It masks what should be a pleasant smell making it a little too earthy for my liking.

I however didn’t let my dislike of its scent deter me, upon application I found my skin instantly soothed, it helped me slip into a well needed state of relaxation.

The application of Don’t Look At Me is really easy.  When I am ready to put it on, I take it out of the fridge and apply a generous layer around my face with a tea spoon.  (As shown below)


I use the back of a teaspoon to apply it as I don’t like to use my fingers.  With fresh products I like to be as sterile as possible, no matter how clean your hands may be, I wouldn’t want to risk speeding up the process of mold growing.

You can get 2 to 3 face masks out of one pot so the less contact you have with the left over product the better.  Obviously, fresh products don’t last forever.  I find using a spoon prolongs their shelf-life.

After 15 minutes of wearing the face mask, I rinsed it off with warm water, followed by a splashing of cold.

My skin felt great and I will most certainly be using this product again.



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Cupcake Fresh Face Mask from Lush

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Cupcake was the very first fresh face mask from Lush that I tried.

There are several different fresh face masks to choose from in Lush, I decided on Cupcake as its ingredients were the best suited to my faces needs at the time. I am often surrounded by stress and my skin pays for it. Even at 25 I still get blemishes all over my face, something I am very self conscious about.

Cupcake face mask is an excellent choice if you are suffering with oily or blemish prone skin, the cocoa powder and rhassoul mud that is in it are both highly absorbent making it an excellent product for drawing out dirt and impurities from your skin.

Mixed in with the cocoa powder and rhassoul mud is fresh mint. Fresh mint is another great ingredient, it’s a herb that is used in thousands of cosmetic products as it is both antiseptic and cooling, it is the perfect ingredient to stimulate, soothe and tone angry skin.

Cupcake balances out my skin perfectly. It draws out all of the impurities while cleansing and soothing my skin all at the same time.

Application is easy, I like to keep mine in the fridge to keep its ingredients fresh. When you’re ready to put it on, take it out of the fridge and apply a generous layer around your face/your problem area. I like to use a teaspoon to apply mine, I prefer using a spoon as it doesn’t get all over your hands and also stops any bacteria from your fingers ending up in the left over product. Using this spoon method every single one of my face masks have lasted well past their sell by date.

Cupcake rinses off really easily, I like to leave it on my face for 15 minutes to about half an hour. Once the time is up I grab a clean flannel and rinse it in hot as I can stand it water. I then slowly wipe the mask off, sweeping it in downwards motions, I like to use hot as I can stand it water as I find this really helps to drag all of the dirt and impurities out of my pores.

There wasn’t much difference to my skin after the first use but after I had Cupcake twice my skin was noticeably in a much better condition. My pores had also shrunk in size which really impressed me.

I get 3 maybe 4 face masks out of one of the small pots from Lush, I therefore think Cupcake is a really cost effective, high end quality face mask. I am really pleased with this product and will certainly be buying it again when my skin decides to have another break out.



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