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The English Are Coming! The English Are Coming! Lush Party Order!

I got my Lush UK “Shower” Party order!

Here’s some yummy pictures:

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I specifically told them absolutely NO popcorn packing please! I don’t think popcorn and shower gel goes well together when traveling from England to the US!

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A FREE GLAMOUR PUSS! Yay!
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Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel!
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I’ll be reviewing the new shower gels shortly but I thought I’d give you a quick sneak peek!

Enjoy!

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Battle oily skin with my review on Lush Tea Tree Water!

Get your hair squeaky clean with my review on Lush Big Shampoo and Lush Retread Conditioner!

Click here to view my Lush Easter order!

Click here to see my last party order from the UK featuring Snowcake Shower Gel!

Click here to read my review on Lush Solid Perfumes!

Click here my raves on Lush Solid Shampoo Bars by clicking here and learn how to simplify your haircare routine!

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Lush Cosmetics Tea Tree Water Review

It’s starting to warm up here in New York. It’s not quite humid yet nor is it sweltering hot but it’s warm enough to make my normally dry skin take on a tinge of oily!

My forehead suffers most in the Summer and becomes a fun mirror of shine and oil!

Never fear, Lush is here to save the day!

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When the weather warms up and I know my skin will begin it’s descent into the depths of oily hell I turn to Lush Tea Tree Water to clear up my skin and make it matte and normal once again!

I spritz this on in the AM prior to my normal moisturizer and it mops up excess oil and preps my skin for my moisturizer! When I take off my makeup for the night I spritz it on again prior to my night cream! It keeps me oil free for about 5-6 hours depending on how hot it is and how long I’m outside! You can of course tote it around for fresh ups but I wouldn’t recommend using it on a made up face! I never have to worry about this drying out my face the way normal toners do as it’s 100% Alcohol Free which makes it gentle on my skin and not tight feeling after spraying on!

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If you happen to suffer from acne this is a wonderfully refreshing toner for detoxing your clogged pores and not drying out your skin! I personally use it on my T-Zone during warmer days when oil rears it’s ugly head!

The smell is refreshing and it doesn’t sting the way some toners tend too!

For me it’s an absolute “must have item” for the long, hot Summer ahead!

Good-bye oily skin! Hello, Gorgeous!

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Lush Tea Tree Water is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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Click here to learn more about my Lush Skincare Regime!

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Click here to read a review on Lush’s Solid Perfumes!

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Clarifying Your Hair: Lush Big and Retread Review

I’ve already done a section on Lush Cosmetics Shampoo Bars a long, long while ago but I was doing my daily Sunday night hair clarifying ritual yesterday and I thought I’d share it with you guys since it works so well for me!

As you know my hair mostly stays up and out of my face in a bun with a headband. I don’t like my hair flying around my head, my mouth, my face, etc….it irritates and annoys me since it’s so very long. I like it out of my face when I’m working so 5 days a week from 9 to 5 my hair stays firmly in it’s bun with a headband smoothing it back. After work and on the weekends I don’t mind it floating around but when I’m working it’s smoothed back!

I wash it everyday. I do not believe that washing my hair daily will strip my hair of it’s natural oils yada yada yada. If it does, it does but the fact of the matter is I don’t feel clean unless my hair is washed so every morning I take a shower and I wash and condition my hair.

During the week I use various shampoos, conditioners, and such. My hair doesn’t have a whole lot of maintenance attached to it during the week. It consists of me entering the shower washing it with my daily choice of shampoo and condition, air drying it, curling it into a bun, and going.

I don’t blow dry my hair, I don’t curl it, etc….My hair is naturally curly, a bit dry, and long.

I normally use a very small amount of gel to slick it back otherwise I do have a bit of frizz.

Since I like to switch around shampoos and conditioners so much through the week my hair becomes weighted down from all the silicons in those products plus the gel causes it’s normal wreckage with my hair.

What does that mean?

It means my hair is heavy with a bit of buildup. We all get it, it happens to everyone.

My Sunday evening routine prior to bed is to take a shower and clarify my hair. There is nothing in the world like the feeling of a lighter head of hair. It feels cleaner, my curls are softer, my hair is shiner, etc…after I’ve used a good clarifying shampoo.

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My personal choice for that shampoo is Lush Cosmetics Big. Big gets my hair so clean it nearly whistles. Seriously. If your hair is oily this is a god sent!

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Big is actually for people with fine hair thus the name comes into play here. Big is supposed to give volume and pouf to those of you with fine hair! I do not have fine hair but I still use Big regardless for me it’s a deep cleaning shampoo that rids my hair of buildup. If you suffer from dandruff this will surely rid you of your problem as it contains sea salt which is fantastic for massaging into your scalp to rid yourself of any nasty dandruff that’s made a home in your head!

The formula of this is a tad bit weird and probably not like any shampoo you’ve run across before. It’s clumpy and full of seat salt so it basically looks like a pot of scrub for your face or body not something you’d use in your hair. Many people are a bit wary of trying it because they are worried the sea salt will not wash out easy. Have no fear the salt washes away quickly and easily. The lather is beautiful and the smell is fresh and beautiful.

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Now I had mentioned earlier on that this would be good for oily scalps. My hair is dry so do be warned that this will make your hair even drier when use it. It drys out hair big time so you need to follow up with a good conditioning. There in lays a good thing for the oily scalp folk as Big will definately dry up your scalp, remove the oil from your hair, and replace it with fluffy, soft hair!

Since Big is so drying I follow up closely with Lush’s Retread Conditioner. Retread smells just as gorgeous as Big and compliments it well in my humble opinion! Retread is one of Lush’s thickest conditioners minus any silicones. Your hair might not know what to do without the silicones you get in your normal conditioner but as it adjusts it’ll thank you for treating it to such an amazing conditioner. I normally smooth a good amount on and leave it on for 5 minutes while in the shower right after I’ve rinsed out Big. During that time frame I take a large tooth comb and start detangling with Retread in and smoothing my hair back and while working the conditioner through. Since Big leaves my hair such a mess and in such a tangle it feels good to gently work the comb through while Retread helps with the knots that Big created.

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After 5 minutesI rinse with luke warm water and I’m done.

I towel dry my hair after this and go to bed with it damp. In the morning my hair is fluffy, soft, and beautiful. After this treatment my hair seems to just behave better. It accepts product better, it brushes out easier, I don’t experience frizz or tangles as much, and my hair just seems to be thankful that I took a bit of time out to treat it to a nice clarify!

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The Muse highly recommends trying out Big and Retread for yourself! Retread is fantastic for daily use and as for Big I only recommend using it once a week and twice if you’re hair/scalp is oily!

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Lush Easter Eggs

You may recall me babbling about Lush’s Easter Egg Gifts a few weeks ago! If not do have a click here and here for the details!

Today I got my eggs in the mail! I was so thrilled they didn’t crack! I had ordered three for myself and a few others as gifts! Can’t wait to take a bath to use some! I was going to order from the UK but I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket and the UK doesn’t take US gift cards so I said I ordered from Lush NA and was shocked how quickly they arrived and all in one piece too!

Anyone get these?

Wanting them?

The Easter Bunny came early to the Muse’s house!

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Easter Egg Bomb compared to a regular size Lush Bomb!

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Lush Easter Egg Gifts

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Remember how I was raving about Lush Easter Eggs? And how they never make an appearance stateside? Click to refresh your memory!

This year Lush NA decided to gift Lush Lovers with Easter Egg Gifts! Wahoo! These were available last year from Lush UK and unavailable to US shoppers unless you wanted to shell out for the price of airmail shipping!

This year you can order them directly from Lush’s US site or wander into your local Lush Store and grab a few for your very own! We are only getting three of the five released but it sure is better then none at all!

Each Egg is a 18oz’s of Bath Bomb Bliss! The actually egg has two halves, open it up and tucked inside is a chunk soap and bubble bar but the fun doesn’t stop there! The two egg halves that housed these treats are actually a bath bomb which you can break up and use over the course of several baths or if you’re daring drop the entire thing into your bath tub! Oh my!

Each gift set is $29.95 USD and available in your choice of Green, Yellow, and Pink and of course depending on what color you choose you’ll end up with items smelling of Honey I Washed the Kids, Rock Star Soap, or Avobath! These have a little something for everyone from those who like foody smells, to those who prefer something sweet, or those who like a fresh, herbal blend!

The Yellow Egg
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Contains: Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, Ma Bar Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of gorgeous Honey Bee Bath Bomb!

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Contains: Miranda Soap, Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of beautiful Avobath Bath Bomb!

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Contains: Rock Star Soap, Flosty Glitter Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of sweet, delicious Candy Fluff Bath Bomb!

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Get ‘em now because they’ll be gone soon!

Curious how big they are? Click here to see my large Lush Pud from Christmas cracked apart!

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