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

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).
I had to scoop out a handful of them, and then I just figured it would be easier to do this.
Shovel them into the top of the box that is.
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!
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

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


I also found these adorable ballet flats:


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™‚