September Loves

Lush Cosmetics

September Loves Lush Mascara

I love Lush.  Possibly beyond the realms of what is normal.  If I ever got the chance to work with them, I’d be on it like a bonnet.  So I was very very pleased when they launched Emotional Brilliance.  If you pop into a Lush shop, they have a wheel with all sorts of different coloured discs dotted about. Spin the wheel and pick three colours out without thinking about it – just go with what you are drawn to.  The colours represent different states of mood.  It’s fun.  The products are lipsticks, eyeliners, or eyeshadows in the colours on the wheel.  The last time I went into Lush I couldn’t afford to buy the pillar-box red lipstick I picked out, even though it looked amazing, but I did buy a black mascara, and I’ve been wearing it for about a month now.  Its very conditioning and my eyelashes feel stronger, and look nicer.  The only thing I can fault it for is the fact that it very definitely not waterproof, but that just makes it easier to take off in the evening. At £12 it’s not the cheapest mascara out there but I love it nonetheless.

Vichy Day Cream

September Loves Vichy Day CreamThis arrived in my Glossybox this month, and it was a fairly decent sized sample.  It does what a day cream should do: be nice and light and moisturise well under makeup.  I applied some this morning, and I can still feel it now, doing it’s thing, keeping my face feeling silky.  I’ve been impressed with the Vichy products I’ve used, and I like to think when Ross gets a job and we have some money, I’ll be able to go on a little cosmetic buying spree so I can pick up some full sizes of my favourite Glossybox samples.

Boomerang Channel

I wasn’t sure whether to put this in or not, because it’s been my babysitter more than I’d like this month, but this channel is great for nostalgia.  During the afternoon, between when we get home from school and when the kids have dinner, it plays old skool cartoons.  Looney Toons, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo to name but a few.  I love it, aside from the occasional racial slurs during really old episodes of Tom and Jerry (NOT chic, MGM, not chic at all).  The downside is you have to put up with horrible child-targeted adverts for Bratz dolls and a toy dog made by the people behind Baby Born which DOES A PEE.  Yes, you read that right, there is a toy dog on the market which will piss on your floor as entertainment for your children.  But I’ve got around that by telling Roo straight off the bat that I will never ever be buying her anything advertised on that channel.  I can totally deal with those ads if it means I don’t have to sit through an episode of Dirt Girl World or that hideous Baby Jake programme.

Yeah yeah, my children watch TV, and what? Yours don’t?

What have you been loving this month? Share the love! 


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  1. I never think about Lush in terms of makeup. I’m moving over to more “natural” products so will go check it out. This reminds me, I have a big block of Lush’s red henna to try on my hair. I must give it a go.

    1. I really enjoy using their products, and I am right there with you moving over to more natural products. I just love how nothing feels harsh on my skin and leaves it really conditioned and soft. Lush’s shampoo blocks are good, too, and last for ages.

  2. Oh I do love the look of Lush’s new line of makeup. It seems so versatile, and love the idea of using them as a blusher and lip balm. I’ve been rather virtuous and managed to stay out of the shops and therefore haven’t made a purchase. Maybe as an early Christmas gift to myself!!

    I’ve heard loads about Glossybox, how do you find the variety of products?

    1. On the whole I really like Glossybox, though the standard of box does vary wildly. Some months are great, others are really below par. Still, I think it’s good value for what you get and it’s worked well for me as it’s done what it’s meant to and introduced me to new brands and products I otherwise wouldn’t even check out.

  3. Hi! I just found your blog and I love it!
    I love ALL Lush bath bombs with passion:) Just got a free one via our recycle bank point reward-system so I guess I will be recycling like mad now;)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll come back :)

      I’ve just picked up one of their cleansers today, which I have a feeling will end up on my October Loves post!

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