In between exams and general life goings-on, a day out can be exactly what you need to finally feel like you can breathe again. Recently I took a trip to Carmarthen with a friend from uni to look round the shops that we don’t have in our town, and just generally have a bit of a wander. Of course, we spent an obscene amount of time in the Lush store (because retail therapy is life) so I thought I’d do a ‘mini Lush haul’.
As someone who only shops cruelty free beauty, Lush have been a staple in my skincare collection for a long time. I love their all-natural cleansers and masks, and have quite the collection building up.
Walking into a Lush store is like taking a step into the most Insta-worthy landscape imaginable. The second you enter there’s bath bombs galore; in the shape of peaches, rocket ships, turtles, and even the aubergine emoji! It’s difficult to know where to look first.
I usually dive straight into the cleansers and face masks – I’m definitely a self-confessed skincare junkie.
I never go into a Lush store with a set mindset of “I want to buy this or this..” but 9/10 times I’ll come out with a handful of products having tested out a million different moisturisers on my hands!
One day I’d love to try out their makeup range as I’ve heard very good things about their skin tint. As someone who doesn’t enjoy wearing foundation all that often, I feel it would be a good product to introduce to my routine.
I’ve heard a lot about the jelly face masks online and honestly the entire concept had me confused. How could it be a jelly and a face mask?
It’s actually pretty simple, as it turns out. You break off a piece of the jelly and lather it up between your fingers before applying. After a lot of uh-ming and ah-ing I finally chose the Bunny Moon mask. I was slightly torn between this one and FOMO but it was the scent that won it over for me in the end. This is my new go-to mask, and you may have seen me feature it once or twice over on my Insta stories.
I go through a lot of body lotion on the daily, so I’m always in the market for a new one. Especially as someone who struggles from psoriasis, it’s a daily essential. I also struggle with my sleep a lot and have heard really good things about this lotion being a good calming agent pre-bedtime. The calming qualities may come from the lavender oil as it’s proven to relieve muscle stress and cramping, encouraging relaxation.
The experience I’ve had with this product couldn’t have been more positive so far. It’s definitely something I’ll be looking to purchase a larger tub of at some point in the near future. The only mild complaint I have about the Sleepy body lotion is that the formula is quite a thin consistency, but it’s just as moisturising as my thicker body lotions so it’s not too important.
I’ve actually found that the Sleepy lotion works really well on my psoriasis as it helped soothe a recent breakout. In the space of 24 hours it drastically reduced the redness and irritation on my hands. A true life saver!
The Lush charity pots are an amazing concept and I love that they’re doing something to promote charitable causes. 100% of the profits from these pots are given to each individual charity.
I chose the small £1 charity pot simply because I wanted to have a mini on-the-go moisturiser. As I previously mentioned I have psoriasis meaning the skin on my hands, elbows and face can dry out a lot during the day. This is exactly the product I need to keep in my bag for quick daily touch-ups.
Thanks for coming to see what I purchased in this mini Lush haul! Come back the same time next week for more fresh content. I’ll be uploading a new post every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon.
I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for tips & tricks on living sustainably.