Tuesday, 22 May 2012

LUSH UK HAUL! May '12

my very well packaged LUSH UK order! 

It was not very long ago that I made a little post to tell you all that LUSH UK had new and exciting retro products out! Well, today my doorbell rang and guess what? My international LUSH order had made its way across the pond to me. I love how fast the LUSH UK shipping is. I love how well they package everything for international travel. I love the products. I love the prices! I just LOVE LUSH UK

Look at all my goodies!! I ordered:
Whitewash Shower Smoothie (retro/LE) (which is now sold out!)
Deep Sleep Shower Jelly (retro/LE)
2 x Lemony Flutter cuticle butter (which is also available in North America and is not a retro product)
Heavenly Bodies buttercream (retro/LE)
Milko soap (retro/LE)
Sonic Death Monkey shower gel (retro) (also available in NA retro)
and they included a sample vial of Dirty perfume and a sample pot of Freeze shower gel (both of which I already own actually! but samples are always welcome and appreciated)
my LUSH UK haul!

My initial thoughts?
Whitewash smells amazing! Very citrusy. It is made with tons of aloe vera and China clay to be used as a soothing, softening and cleansing soap. I cannot wait to use this!

Sonic Death Monkey was thrown in as a 'just because'. I love trying LUSH Retro shower gels. This one is supposed to smell of chocolate, coffee, limes and hemp! I missed the whole 'hemp' part when I ordered it and as soon as I took a sniff, the hemp was majorly evident! I've heard great things about this shower gel from other LUSHies but this one might not be for me. I may decant some and see if I like it in the shower.

Milko soap was purchased because I love LUSH's creamy soaps. It is supposed to smell like lemon ice cream (yum??) but to me it smells exactly like LUSH's Christmas soap Snowcake. I have tons of Snowcake stocked up, so I sniffed one and then the other, and they do smell similar although Snowcake has a stronger scent. Either way, I like the scent of Milko and will use it up no problem!

Deep Sleep shower jelly was much anticipated by all the LUSH community. It is very lavender and chamomile based, and smells a lot like Dream Cream. Overall, I prefer the scent of Sweetie Pie and Iced Wine shower jellies over this one, but I took a gamble on it.

Lemony Flutter is one of my staple LUSH products that I cannot be without. I picked up one for me, and one for a friend who has chronically dry hands. It is lemony fresh, and it is deeply moisturizing. I love the texture, the scent and the effectiveness of this product. It is a must-have!

Lastly, Heavenly Bodies buttercream. I was so excited to try a butter cream because they've been discontinued by LUSH for years. Buttercreams are made for extra sensitive skin as a non-lathering, deeply moisturizing soap. It is supposed to smell of oranges and chocolate, but I got a heavy whiff of rhassoul mud when I sniffed mine, which I am not a fan of. Hopefully that scent disappears in the shower!

Overall, I am quite pleased with my LUSH UK order! I have had nothing but top notch experiences with the LUSH UK and I will continue to buy from them. Check them out for yourself- many of their products are considerably cheaper than the North American LUSH.
--S

30 comments:

  1. yay your order came! gosh that was fast!

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    1. I know!! Shipping from the UK is incredibly quick. I love it :) I have said in the past, I have placed orders from the UK and NA at the same time and my UK order made it to me before the NA one did!!

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  2. I need to place a Lush UK order! Their prices are amazing :) I love Lemony Flutter, I'm halfway through my second tub! great haul :)

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    1. yes I am absolutely in love with Lemony Flutter! It is such a great product. I am getting near finished mine so I had to order a back up! haha.
      Definitely place a LUSH UK order! I love their customer service.

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    2. It's amazing, one of my all time favourite Lush products! It's also much cheaper from the UK site! I know, I need to place an order, I'll start putting together a wish list :)

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  3. I'm so jealous this is a great haul! I haven't ordered from the UK site but I think I might have to get my hands on some of these.

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    1. Honestly, even for regular line products, many are cheaper in the UK- some drastically so (like their facial moisturizers!). The price on the website includes the VAT (UK tax) and when you check out with an international order, the VAT is removed and the total is even cheaper than you expect!

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  4. I'm extremely jealous of the shower smoothie. I think I'm just going to have to bitw the international shipping bullet and buy some!!

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    1. yes, the shipping is 9.95 pounds which is a little high, but honestly, I live in Canada and shipping from some American companies to Canada is much much higher (Mario Badescu wanted over 20 bucks in shipping!!) and I know that shipping from US to Canada is cheap so I feel like this is fairly priced from the UK.

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  5. I haven't made a Lush UK order in a while... You're making me want to order a bunch of Retro items! :p

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    1. dooooo it ;) haha. I am a bad influence but LUSH is worth it.

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  6. LOL, today is a LUSH day for you!! An order comes in, I'm asking you for advice on what LUSH products to get, it's a good day for LUSH!

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    1. haha I thought the same thing! it was a lovely lush day :)

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    1. thank you! I am truly tempted to mail you some LUSH samples to try, since you're deprived of LUSH !!

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  8. Great Haul will have to check their website out!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks :) I am so excited to try whitewash.

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  9. OMG this is such a good Lush Haul haha! For someone who has never bought a single Lush product in their life you are making me SOOOOO TEMPTED :P

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    1. you neeeeed to stop into a store! once you see and smell the products, you will be converted! LUSH will give you a sample of anything in the store to try at home too :)

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  10. These products look amazing!! Do you perfer the UK website or the Canadian website?

    xo

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    1. I used to really like the Canadian site but they've made a lot of changes and now I find the UK website more user-friendly.

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  11. Sounds like some good stuff!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  12. Their packaging is really great! :)

    http://sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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    1. yes I quite like LUSH's packaging- they try to keep it simple.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These products sound great! I haven't heard of Lush before now...

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. are you serious?! well you should stop by their website and check them out- its a great company.

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  14. I LOVE anything LEMON scented!!! Just found you on the blog hop. LInk up on ours ALEXA HOP this week:
    http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2012/05/alexa-blog-hop-524-530/

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  15. Hi! I'm your newest follower through blog hop Friday! I have grown a secret obsession of dreaming about owning LUSH products, but sadly there are no stores in my country AND I find it way to expensive to get online... any thoughts, advice or at least your wondrous experience with them that will help me to finally take a shot at trying their products out?

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  16. hi!! i'm your new follower and i really love your blog!!! I havent heard of lush before yesterday morning but it looks really nice so i just bought a bunch of soaps and other cute things on the UK website :) thanks for sharing all your stuff !! :)

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