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Newest Stuff from LUSH

It’s been a quick minute since I’ve dabbled in some LUSH stuff so why not start the year off featuring one of my favorite brands? This go ’round I am highlighting some of their super cool Emotional Brilliance cosmetics, a chunk of smell-good soap and one of their new lip scrubs.

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Let’s start with the soap first. His name is Mr. Punch…

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A cute little sucker, isn’t he? Let’s run the stats on him…

Price:$6.95 for 3.5 oz
Availability: In LUSH stores and online.
What LUSH says: When you turn it upside-down, this soap looks like a delicious bowl of punch with fruit floating in it. We were inspired to make a fruity, tropical, boozy punch scent for this soap, and we did so with juniper berry oil, blackcurrant absolute, lime oil and a splash of gin. That’ll cheer you up on dark winter mornings! (source)

Now we all know that I’m not a fan of super fragrant soaps and I was so glad to know that this one is subtle. It’s got a nice and fruity smell but is indeed quite reminiscent of punch. I can smell every bit of the lime and blackcurrant. The smell dissipates quickly after lathering up but it’s just so adorable to look at. I’ve got it in my guest bathroom just because it’s THAT cute and I love how it seems to double as an air freshener.

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Next up is the yummy Popcorn Lip Scrub

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Price: $8.95 for 0.8 oz
Availability: LUSH stores and online.
What LUSH says: Mmm! A simply scrumptious sugar and salt lip scrub for the holidays. We haven’t been able to keep our hands off this one. Lips can get particularly dry and flakey in winter weather, so it’s especially important to exfoliate. Use this one and keep your lips sweet, smooth and tasty all season long. The sweet and slightly salty popcorn flavor will make you want to lick this scrub right off your lips; but that’s okay, we do it too! (source)

I’ve featured LUSH’s lip scrubs before (here and here) but I so didn’t know that they had a popcorn version of this awesome scrub. And seriously, y’all…it really does taste like popcorn. Like all of LUSH’s lip scrubs, this one is total edible. It’s salty and feels so divine on the lips. Honestly, I could stash a ton of these and still never get enough. I think this is limited edition so better snag it before they run out!

And then there are LUSH’s new kids on the block, their Emotional Brillance Liquid Lipsticks…

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Price: $18.95/ea
Availability: LUSH stores and online.
What LUSH says: Grab some Glamorous or prepare for a Passionate smooch with LUSH’s patent pending liquid lip formula. Super softening Ultrabalm is the base, which is a simple blend of organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax and rose wax. Lips will be brilliantly coloured and left soft, smooth and deeply moisturized. (per press release)

These are interesting. For one, while the packaging is unique and flows with the LUSH concept, I’m not sure how practical they are as the applicator only allows you to go straight down in the bottle.

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Consistency-wise, they were a bit on the grainy side, have nice pigmentation and provide more moisture than the average lip product. Your best bet is to exfoliate those lippies before use though, because these tend to amplify cracks, splits and lines in lips. Each shade is actually an “emotion”.

Glamorous is a bubblegum pink.

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Strong is a blood orange.

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Confident is a deep plum.

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These wear well and I found Confident to be the most suitable for me.

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So I don’t know – I’m still on the fence about thgese. I think they are darling but a bit overpriced. They are  fun and LUSH has a ton of shades that I think will suit both tame color lovers and the adventurous alike.

 

Whatcha think? Have you tried any of the Emotional Brillance cosmetics? And how awesome is that edible popcorn scrub?

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  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    Those colors are gorgeous. I love Confident on you. I do feel the price point is high and the packaging not very practical.

    • Brittany

      Confident definitely has me feeling…confident. How cheesy am I? Ha!

  • http://mousewings.dreamwidth.org/ Iris

    I have the Mr. Punch soap. It smells so good and I look forward to using it.

    I’ve heard about the Emotional Brilliance bottles not having the greatest packaging. The last parts of the products are impossible to get out of the glass bottle. This said, I’ve heard good things about the formula and may try them out.

    • Brittany

      Isn’t Mr. Punch yummy smelling stuff? Yumzzzzz.

  • http://beautifulwithbrains.com gio

    The lipstick shades are very pretty but I am not sure about the packaging. It doesn’t look very practical at all.

    Love the box, by the way. :)

    • Brittany

      I agree. I think they are pretty to look at but yeah, not so practical. Thanks for the box tips. ;)

  • Victoria

    Confident looks amazing on you, I’d buy this but would wait for when LUSH has a sale

    • Brittany

      Thanks mama!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePhoenixRose360 PhoenixRose360

    OMG, I’ve been so sleeping on LUSH. The other day I was at my local mall when the smell pulled me in (like the cartoons)…the lipgloss is rather expensive…but I’d definitely try the scrub and soap.

    • Brittany

      LOL @ “like the cartoons” – I know exactly what you mean.

  • http://www.SparklingHollywood.com Tracey Sanchez

    I am hungry after reading this blog!

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  • http://www.keepyournailgamefresh.com Khalei

    I bought one of Lush’s Emotional Brilliance lipsticks a while back & was definitely unsure about it for a while, but I keep finding myself going back to it! I have Decisive which is a great cherry red & I love it!

    I’m glad you swatched Confident…I’ve been curious about it & it looks great on you!