BB seaweed fresh face mask Lush review


A while ago I took a trip to my local Lush store and purchased BB seaweed fresh face mask. Now months after I decided to give my honest review of this product. Lately I have suffered from dry skin and a few spots which I thought was stress related. However on closer inspection by the doctor I had a form of mild acne. This meant I stopped using my weekly dose of facemask treatments from Lush for a while until the situation had settled down.

Usually every Friday night has become my relax haven and it is known as pamper night (Since not being a student I have ditched the alcohol and my dancing shoes) which I hope this means I am not suffering a mid-life crisis of some sort because although I currently present on 96.5 Bolton FM and have had amazing blog opportunities lately I am still unemployed (It really sucks)

This week I turned into a baking diva and made some homemade chocolate chip cookies and a Victoria sponge. Whilst literally sticking my head in the fridge, there it was staring at me and looking rather unwanted (My BB seaweed face mask). Of course, Lush fans know you have to keep them in the fridge to keep the fresh ingredients from rotting.

Lush say, “Relaxing, Reviving- mineral-rich mask to cleanse, soften and beautify. Fresh nutritious seaweed, cleansing kaolin, antiseptic honey, calming aloe vera and rose absolute makes this a great mask for everyone.”

Tuesday night became my pamper night this week, I ran my- self a lovely hot bath, plonked the last of my comforter bubble bar in and covered my face with well erm… seaweed. It was a rather odd thing to put on my face but once I got past my worries it felt lovely. The Seaweed face mask doesn’t have a very strong scent which is great because I didn’t want to aggravate my sensitive skin. However unlike other Lush face masks it lacked that bit of oomph for me I’m afraid. After I removed the mask, apart from soft skin I didn’t really notice much difference unlike Catastrophe Cosmetic but I was using my Catastrophe on a weekly basis and since I don’t need to use a cream for my mild acne anymore I haven’t tested my BB seaweed mask on a weekly basis.

I would rate BB Seaweed face mask 3.5/5, it isn’t a bad product but it isn’t my one of my favourites out of the Lush face mask range.

Relaxed Friday nights with ‘The Comforter’ Lush

A few weeks ago I took a trip back to Mancunian land to get my hair done and after I took myself on a mini shopping spree to Lush to get some face masks and bath bombs to indulge on weekends when I am wanting a bit of TLC.

Regrettably, I haven’t done a blog posting for a whole week as things have been super hectic at the moment. Unfortunately I am still looking for full-time employment and with my tenancy agreement ending on my flat in Huddersfield, it only meant one thing, I had to take the plunge and move back in with my parents for the meanwhile until I can secure that all important job which can pay enough to get me an apartment in Manchester. I moved out of my student flat this Thursday and from the start it was a nightmare. We had to make two trips because of the amount of clothes I have and when I arrived back to Mancunian land Thursday, everything was everywhere in my room and I didn’t even have any space on my bed.
The Friday just gone was spent clearing things out and making room so I could fit a few things in my wardrobe. On top of this I also have my graduation, my 21st birthday, my mum’s birthday, meals out and a photo-shoot to organise in less than a month which I really need to get organising A.S.A.P.
Friday night I was feeling so exhausted, I needed some pamper time so I ran myself a lovely bath and cut a small piece off the comforter and plonked it right in the water. Literally within a few minutes the water turned a stunning vibrant pink and my bathroom smelt like something from a sweet shop. A few minutes after this, whilst I wasn’t paying attention as I was applying Lush Cupcake face-mask which I shall review in another post, I turned around and noticed my bath was filled high with bubbles and to be honest I started to giggle like a little child as I felt my youth had been relived because Friday nights was always bubble bath night.
Lush say, “Sometimes you just need to shut yourself off from the outside world under a blanket of fruity foam that will put you back in the right frame of mind to face the world. This bar is supersized, so you’ll only need to crumble half a bar under your tap to make enough bubbles for a long, comforting soak. Cassis absolute gives a distinctive blackcurrant fragrance, while bergamot adds an uplifting note.”
I personally believe this bar will last 3-4 times as if I had put half of the Comforter in the bath I think my bathroom may have been flooded with bubbles. I love how a little bit goes a long way with this bubble bar and priced at £4.50 it is really good for the money. (As I told the woman in the shop I was a blogger, I got The Comforter for free). However next time I would happily pay full price for this wonderful item. In all I would rate The Comforter a top 5/5!

What’s your favourite Lush bubble bar?

Bathtime with Lush- ‘Feel ready to soar’ with the Dragons egg

Last week I took a much needed trip home to Mancunian land mid week so I could take advantage of my student discount at my local hairdressers to get my hair dip dyed. After a lovely head massage to release any stress toxins, I decided to take a gander around Bury and the first place I stopped at was Lush.

As soon as I walked in to Lush a lovely assistant complimented me on my Topshop necklace and came over to see if I needed any help. To be honest I was after a new face mask because after trying the Soap and Glory fab pore, and being left disappointed, I knew I had to go back to my favourite brand. After trying Catastrophe Cosmetic last time, I wanted to test out a new face mask. I bought BB Seaweed and the assistant kindly gave me a few samples of Cupcake and Sacred Truth when I mentioned I was a blogger.
The smell inside Lush stores always makes me want to stay in the shop a lot longer than anticipated and after hearing many good reviews of the bath bombs I decided to treat myself to one of them too for an ultimate pamper weekend. The assistant showed me a few of their best sellers and let me have a smell of each one but I decided to choose ‘Dragons egg bath bomb’ as I liked the idea of popping candy in a bath bomb and at a respectable £3.25 I couldn’t resist.
After paying and before leaving the shop, I gave the assistant my business card so she could enjoy my reviews on my blog and as a treat she also gave me ‘The Comforter’ – bubble bar for absolutely free which made my day even better. A short while later I received an email from the manager stating she had received my business card and would love to invite me to a Lush bloggers event soon.
A day later it was time to try my Dragons egg bomb and my face mask which I will be reviewing in another post. I started to run the water and when it got slightly filled I dropped the bomb in and literally stood in awe watching it swirl in different directions and making pretty colours. I honestly watched it until no more bath bomb was left and I hadn’t realised I had been filming the bomb for a whole 5 minutes. Whoopps!
The smell was absolutely divine; it was honestly like an air freshener for the bathroom and I literally dived into the orange coloured water which on closer inspection left a gold dust in the water. After a good 30 mins soak I left the bath feeling relaxed and shimmering with a hint of gold dust on my body which would be perfect to use before a night out. I would rate this bath-bomb 5/5. It’s absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to try the other bath bombs at Lush.
What is your favourite Lush bath bomb?

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic- Face mask

Tuesday afternoon I took a trip to Manchester for a meeting at the STA travel shop to pursue my dreams of going to Australia but as I had a few hours to spare I decided to take a small shopping trip to The LUSH store in the Arndale. I was searching for a good face mask for a reasonable price which offers fresh ingredients instead of those awful £1.00 sachets that you can buy from Superdrug which leaves my skin irritated and worse off than it already began.

After being in LUSH for a good 5 minutes a sales assistant came over to help me decide which face mask would be best for my skin and the result I’m after. I wanted a face mask to cleanse my face as I wear make- up most days, without it being too harsh as I have very sensitive skin.

I purchased Catastrophe cosmetic for £5.95-The quote on the pot reads, “When disaster looms, Catastrophic Cosmetic calms and cleanses the skin. Blueberries rich in beneficial anti oxidants, soothing chamomile, Irish moss and the gentle cleaning action of calamine to save the day”.
 The sales assistant explained I will be able to get around 5-6 face mask applications out of the tub and keep it in the fridge due to the fresh ingredients. Also after I have 5 empty tubs I can trade them in to receive a free tub of fresh face of my choice.

Last night I finally had some me time before bed so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try my new product. Firstly I made sure my make- up was fully removed so the mask could work its best and cleanse my skin. I only needed literally 2-3 small blobs of the mask as it covered very well due to the thick texture. As soon as I opened the pot, I could instantly smell the blueberries which I absolutely love.

I left the mask on for a good 10 minutes and then used cotton pads and warm water to remove the mask. In terms of results I noticed my face instantly felt softer and brighter looking which is always a plus. I think with persistence this mask will gradually improve my skins complexion each time. I was advised to use this mask  every 4 days as using it every few days could dry my skin out. For the price it is amazing considering other brands who use natural ingredients such as Neal’s Yard are literally double the price.

I also purchased a sample size of the Charity Pot which is a hand and body lotion. The woman had been so helpful; I felt the need to donate a small fee of £1. For every pot bought, except V.AT the money goes to different charities. I don’t usually get dry skin but yesterday my hands felt dry, due to the cold weather so I used a very small amount on my hands. I have to say this was a god-send my hands felt refreshed and it’s great for putting in your handbag.It’s heavily scented with cocoa butter which always smells delish.

I’m definitely taking another shopping trip to LUSH in a few weeks time to stock up on some more of their great products. I had only used their soaps since yesterday but now I’m hooked on this brands products and views towards animal testing.
What’s your favourite LUSH product?