Lush review

So last Friday I ordered some products from Lush; they are slowly becoming my favourite shop for cosmetics.
I like how they fight against animal testing. I’ve not ever gone in to one of their shops and had my time wasted, or had a bad experience. As a general rule it always smells lovely in there. Plus I love the customer service :), and they give you free samples!

Anyhow I was meant to actually go in and shop, but I came down with a nasty case of 7DA, and have been glued to my hot water bottle ever since.

So I decided to order some stuff! Dewdrop remarked the other day, that I seem to like expensive cosmetics: To which I responded – you have to invest in taking care of your body.
Also to be honest lush isn’t that expensive. I’ve found that they offer great value for money; in that the products they sell, in my experience, are all of a high standard, and you can get a lot of usage out of them.

Anyway the postman knocked on the door, and I scrambled to don my hoodie and a hijab. I opened the door, and my postman handed me a box … ๐Ÿ™Š
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I sat down in the living room and opened the box ( which was so easy to open by the way). As a major plus it smelled wonderfully minty, to the point that my mouth actually started to water ๐Ÿ˜‚

I don’t know if I’m weird, but it’s always super exciting receiving and opening a package delivered in the mail.IMG_6081.JPG
Packaging peanuts! I love those things (opening this up has given me a few ideas on delivering my SoulKnitSews).
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I had to scoop out a handful of them, and then I just figured it would be easier to do this.
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Shovel them into the top of the box that is.
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I got these for Dewdrop. I want him to experience the joy of lush, and understand why these are a justified expense ๐Ÿ˜‰…

And the rest of the goodness is for me!
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I’m pretty excited to try everything out, and also to hear what Dewdrop thinks of the hair cream and tooth tabs.

Watch this space- review to come (in’sha’Allah).

Have a beautiful week bi’ithni’llah
Xxx
A.B.A.A.

P.s.
I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a product on here or anything, and lush isn’t paying me to do this or anything, I just wanted to let you guys know about a good thing, so when I do review it, know that it’s simply my own experience with the product, and I haven’t got an incentive or a secret agendaย either ๐Ÿ˜Š!

Catch you later.

Body shop, Lush, Primark: what does that spell… Shopping?

So last Thursday Ummi (thats arabic for my mum) sent me a little bit of money to buy some meat so I’d cook stew to have in the house for breaking my fast, ‘cos it is Ramadan :).

Having secured a promise, from one of my maternal uncles, to take me food-stuff & meat shopping, I decided to redirect the funds my mum sent me into buying other needed ย things(okay wanted, I didn’t absolutely need these things) products :). I headed down to Stratford. The weather wasn’t as hot as it has been of late, so it was a nice little sojourn.

The first place I headed to was forever 21, I browsed a bit, didn’t end up buying anything, which is- a bit weird and- out of character, as normally whenever I go to forever 21, I buy something, I just really like the shop. Anyhow I went in to a few other shops I think, before remembering that I wanted to start dressing for the job I wish I had/ have been applying for.

Thats when I recalled I wanted to buy a blazer. It occurred to me that i had seen sone cute-cum-affordable-cum-smart jackets in Primark during spring, so that’s where i headed.

Not only did I find this lovely number

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I also found these adorable ballet flats:

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I also hit up The Body Shop, there I got some White Musk Libertine body moisturiser, which I definitely recommend. I’m surprised it works so well. Normally I have lots of problems with moisturisers not specifically tailored to African & sensitive skin. I find that my skin turns ashy/dry pretty quickly. So colour me impressed when this kept my skin moisturised all day.

At first the sales representative recommended their chocolate moisturiser (sorry I forget what it’s called) – she told me it was a 48h moisturiser, I might go back and pick some up at a later date. I told her I was looking for something with a musky scent though.

She took me to the front of the store, where they were actually having a promotion on some products. trying out the two musk moisturisers I decided on the Libertine, because I liked how it smelt best.
The sales representative said it had a combination of musks in it, and Shea butter.

I also signed up for the body shop discount card. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I was on my way out of Westfields, when I spotted a Lush store. I didn’t know there was one in Stratford, even though I’d used their online store locator – as I’d been planning to check it out ever since I read this blog post from Eccentric Owl when I was going through the archives about two weeks ago.

Anyway I went in, and wandered around looking lost, because I couldn’t find a free sales assistant, and sort of taking in the smells ( the shop really does smell lovely), until this lovely lady came up to me to ask if I needed help. I told her I was looking for some hair products.
After a lovely time spent looking at different products, and explaining my hair needs, I was wearing my hijab…
She recommended three products for me. Curly Wurly shampoo, American cream conditioner, and R+B leave in conditioner. I asked for samples, and she happily obliged.

I am in love with Curly Wurly shampoo, when I get paid I’m buying it! I love what it does to my hair. The sales rep did explain to me that she used it herself, because it helped define her curls, but I was seriously amazed at what it did to my hair. I may buy the American Cream conditioner too, and I’ll probably end up buying the R+B leave in conditioner for when I don’t want to use product in my hair.

My one warning about Curly Wurly? Don’t let it get in your eyes, it hurts, though I suppose that’s true of a lot of shampoos.

Just thought I’d share that with you folks out there in WordPress land.
Have you guys found any great buys recently?

Let me know … I want to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

A.B.A.A.