Since obtaining a more minimal lifestyle, the hardest hurdle I found was to stay away from Lush products. I just love Lush so much that I find it difficult to resist the temptation of the new products, especially with the new release of the Christmas collection. Old habits die hard. I told myself it was OK to buy a limited amount of items, much less than I would have previously bought. Fireside soap was one of those products that stood out to me enough to make it on my special list.
Since about half a year, I’ve become more aware of how much garbage I produce every week and have been feeling more and more motivated to decrease this amount. Today I wanted to start sharing my path towards creating less waste in the hope to inspire other people to follow.
Cutting down on plastic has been my main concern since plastic never fully biodegrades and is incredibly harmful for the planet. Here are ten easy changes I’ve made towards creating less (plastic) waste.
A few months ago, I purchased this little bottle from Lush. I bought it out of pure curiosity. It is called Sliky Underwear and comes in the same packaging as their little showergels. Silky Underwear is a dusting powder. What is a dusting powder you ask? Well, you can think of it as being like a luxurious, better smelling but far more expensive version of a baby powder.
Silky Underwear consists mainly of cornstarch, kaolin and tiny ground up pieces of cocoa butter for moisture. It is scented with vetivert and jasmin absolue and shares its scent with the Fairy Ring soap from the christmas collection. I’ve fallen in love with this scent after using Fairy Ring for the first time.
Ok, so first things first, Black-Luck was down the past night and the whole of yesterday due to a technical problem with the server. I am so sorry if you tried to access it and could not get trough! I am a total noob when it comes to computer problems myself, so I would like to thank my skilled brother who helped me get Black-Luck back on track.
During March, I reviewed two perfumes by Lush: Sun and Kerbside Violet. Both unique and completely different scents. Today, I am adding another star to the list: Sikkim Girls. This is a complex perfume that is supposed to be seducing and sensual. It contains jasmine, frangipani, tuberose and vanilla. It is easily the most luxurious perfume I own.
When it comes to beauty, March has been the month of Lush perfumes for me. I purchased three fine specimens and fell for each of them (you can read my review of Sun Perfume here). Kerbside Violet was my first purchase this month and also my first ever liquid Lush perfume. It smells like violets, jasmine, ylang ylang and rosewood. Kerbside Violet is one of the three new fragrances to be released in stores this month, along with All Good Things and Death And Decay.
Today I will be talking to you about a Lush product that you don’t often hear from, Cynthia Sylvia Stout. This is a shampoo with lots of beer. Yes, you read that correctly, beer (stout to be specific). Apparently beer works great to add shine and strength to you hair. Who knew? Cynthia Sylvia Stout also contains a ton of lemon juice to give your hair and scalp a good cleanse and to mask the freaky beer scent. The weirdness of the scent was what convinced me to buy it. I find it strangely addicting.
The weather has been a little weird in Belgium lately. One day it is cold and rainy and the next day it is ice-cream weather. Usually I like the rain (I especially like the sound of the rain falling on roofs), but the sun from the past few days has been such a pleasant surprise. I want to put some of it in a little box and cherish it forever. When Mark Constantine (Lush co-founder) was creating Sun Perfume, he must have been thinking the same thing. Sun was created in an attempt to recreate “the scent of summer”.
A few weeks ago, I got a small wound on my armpit. At the time I was using Salt of the Earth deodorant stick, but the salt really burned the wound and made it itch like crazy. I therefore decided that I temporarily needed a different deodorant. After another visit to Lush, I ended up adding The Greeench to my collection. This is a powder deodorant that consists mainly of talc powder and sodium bicarbonate. It is supposed to keep nasty odors at bay while being gentle on the skin.
About two months ago, I decided that I was sick of my hair as it was. I really wanted a change. On impulse I went the hairdresser the next day and told the lady to cut me a straight fringe. Could it be that I watched too much New Girl? Half an hour later I walked out with shiny new hair covering my forehead. In this article I will explain in detail how I style my new bangs.
It might be a little late for me to start writing this post because March is already here, but I am going to do it anyway. I’ve discovered some really good products in February. Some of them I have already reviewed and others are new to this blog. My favorites feature some gorgeous make-up items and as per usual Lush products make an appearance as well. On to the products.