Diaries Of A Lush Junkie: Lush Haul Time

Yes, I am calling this post the Diaries of A Lush Junkie! I am so addicted to this wonderful store that I went back for a third time to get more of my favorites and some new things during the first week in August. Now you all know I love my Lushies in Austin for sure, but this time I decided to visit another store. You may be thinking why did I cheat on my Lushies in Austin, right? Well. . .Here is my story, lol. My family and I was on a road trip to Allen, TX during August 5-7th for my very first ATA tournament ever! On the first night there we were just looking around enjoying the venue until I noticed some awesome shopping right across the street from our Courtyard Marriot hotel that we were staying at. So, I thought to myself humm. . . I wondered if there was a Lush store around, so I googled and was happy to find a Lush in Macy's at the Fairview Heights Mall across from our hotel. You can imagine I was in HEAVEN.

I had my hubby and son come along for the experience and then they left me to explore which was a big mistake because I can shop like crazy, hee hee. While I was there I was working with Luceile, who totally rocks! She welcomed me to the store and recongnized who I was from youtube, so I was excited!! She gave me the most wonderful hand message and show me new things to try out and of course purchase. I had such a great time!!

 

Thank you Luceile for such a wonderful experience!! If any of you live in the Allen/Fairview area you can check them out on twitter @ Lush_fairviewTX and on facebook you can "like" their page which is: http://www.facebook.com/LUSHFairview. Otherwise just visit them at Lush inside Macy's at Fairview heights Mall. Now back to what I picked up!

My Goodies I love:

  • Honey I Washed The Kids Soap: This time I purchase a 1/2 pound in order for me to slice it in smaller pieces.
  • The Sultana of Soap Soap
  • Vanillary Perfum Solid
  • Heavanilli Massage Bar
  • Two Butterball Bath Bomb
  • Dorothy Bubble bar
  • Ickie the Robot
  • Samples: Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (amazing! Your feet or hands will be super soft after using this!!), Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, and Coco Lotion Hand and Body Lotion. I like the packaging of the samples too! I think I will keep the sample jars for refillable travel containers. In addition to that I also got a sample of the dream lotion and the dream wash shower smoothie too! I think I will be picking most of the full sizes when I go back to my Lush store in the Austin area!

When it comes to my soaps I decided to pick up 1/2 pound sizes of my favorites. I figure this will reduce the chances of me running out for quickly. I can slice of a piece and wrap up the remainder for later. I totally recommend that!

My favorites!!

 

Overall, I am happy with my purchases again! And, trust me I can not wait to have another haul too because the samples above will be on my next list. Alright, now I know I can not be the only lush addict out there. How about you? What are you favorites that you absolutely can not live without? Leave your comments below because I would love to know!!

Diaries of A Lush Junkie Video

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Haul #2 & Forever 21 Haul!

Hey my beauty chameleons!! How are you all doing this summer? I hope you all are having fun sporting some of your new looks while enjoying this summer with your friends and family. I know I am having fun with my family with mini vacations here and there and at the same time I have been hauling and experimenting with news things that I can not wait to share with you all in the next coming weeks.

In the meantime, I made another trip to the Lush store here in Austin and decided to pick up a few things for me and my son too! I have to say we had a great time at the Lush store. This time around I took my son with me so that he can play and check out some soapsand  colorful bombs that he could try during bath time as well! Let me tell you, the associates at the Lush store is soooo amazing! They made my son's experience a fun one. They showed my son how to create a bubble bath with the bath bars and after they created the bath the sales associate told my son to place some bubbles in his hands and give him a bubble high five and OMG. . . my son was in heaven!! I though that was so cute! Needless to say he ended up with a few finds of his own and left with his own Lush bag and we even snuck over to Amy's ice cream for a treat afterwards too!

Anyway. .  so what did I get? Let's get started:

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar,$7.25 This is still my favorite bubble bar!! It smells sweet and create big frothy bubbles to soak in when you need that nice spa feeling from a long day at work. This sweet, pink,heavenly treat smells like a vanilla candy and is sure to make you smile. It smells delicious and contains cocoa butter and almond oil for supremely softened skin.

Dorothy Bubble Bar, $5.95. I got this one for this my son because he loves rainbows and this bar had a nice fresh scent to it and did not smell feminine. So this one is safe if you have little boys that love bath time. If you love our Figs and Leaves soap, you'll love Dorothy. You can lounge in the blue waters and inhale the scent of orange blossoms and fresh fruit.

Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb, $3.95: This is another item I purchased for my little man. He loved what this one dissolve. During bath time my son would say mommy this robot is shrinking, lol. Lush says, drop it in the bath with baby bots to calm them down. They'll soon be dreaming of electric sheep with a sleep-inducing combination of lavender and sandalwood oils.

Butterball Bath Bomb$4.95:If you want hydration this is the bomb to get! It is not very decorative, but it smells wonderful and delievers supreme moisture with the chucks of cocoa butter (not shea butter, I mentioned in the video.Opps!). I use this one after a long day of work and working out!

Pink Bath Bomb $4.75: This one is fragranced with tonka bean's edgy aroma and the sweetness of vanilla absolute. I believe this one also produces little pink hearts when it explodes in the tub! It's kind of cool to see the heart float around in the water!

Creamed Almond and Coconut Shower Smoothie, $19.99: I was given this as a sample and at first I thought it was a scrub, but to my surprise it was a cleanser that is great for someone with dry skin. According to Lush the Creamed Almond and Coconut is for days when your skin is in need of care and attention. We like it best for the shower, but if you haven't got one, you can stand up in the bath to smooth the fluffy, moisturizing and creamy soap all over you.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap $7.95: My constant favorite.

Sultana of Soap Soap $5.95: I truly, truly love this soap for the days I want to smell clean and powder fresh! I just ran out of this soap and I am heading back to the Lush store this weekend to purchase more of this more for sure!!

Vanilla Puff Powder Dusting Powder, $9.95: This is a new purchase for me! I have to say I love the scent of this layered over my heavenilli lotion bar. And. .  my skin feels so silky smooth!!

Heavanilli Massage Bar $9.95: My absolute favorite and will never stop getting this one! The smell is just fabulous and my hubby loves this scent on me.

I can't believe I found a new addiction like this other than makeup! I swear when you need somethings to give you that spa experience at home Lush is definitely the spot to go to for that. It is a little pricey, but is totally worth it in my book. Anyway, stay tuned I have so much I want to share with you, but it is looking like I may have to wait until my kiddo is in school in order for me to have more time to film and blog.

Everyone have a fabulous day!

Tasha ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh yeah! At the end of the video I will be sharing with you a few things I picked up at Forever 21!! Help me out with a belt decision in the video. What kind of belt should I get?? Send me some links for ideas!

 

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics: My First Lush Haul

Hey divas! How are you all today? I hope well and fabulous! Well. . . If you all follow me on facebook and twitter you all now that I recently went on my first ever Lush haul since they opened a new Lush store in the Austin area!! Yes, that's right my Austin Chameleon's there is a Lush store in our area it is located at:

Lush Fred Handmade Cosmetics, 1012 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703, Phone: 512.524.4459

Otherwise if you don't live close to a Lush store you can shop LUSH Cosmetics by clicking the link provided. Some of you may ask what is Lush? Well Lush is a company the that creates Fresh Handmade bath and body products that are from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables. According to Lush they stand by the following:

We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients, and tell you when they were made.

We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.

We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.

We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.

**Source Lushusa.com

I was first introduced to Lush from Youtube. I am subscribed to Makeupdoll and MakeupbyTiffanyD and when I saw there video hauls on the amazing Lush I totally wanted to give them a try, but there was not Lush in my area at the time and when it comes to smell goods I have to see it touch it smell it before I buy at times. Later a few years back My hubby and I went to Vegas and there was a lush store there and let me tell you I wanted to go in and try and play, but my hubby's allergies was killing him, so that was a fail too!

It was not until recently, that I was on Facebook earlier this year and Lush announced that they were opening a store in Austin this spring. When I read that I was on cloud 9 which lead me to this amazing haul!! I went crazy and I did not mind too because the customer service was out of site!! The lady that helped me out was so kind and very informative. She gave me a tour of the store and honed in on what my favorite scent were and helped me find the perfect match for me.

My favorite scents are: Vanilla, Honey, Caramel, Gardenia, Jasmine, and anything sweet scented, so with that said I picked up the following:

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  • Butterball Bath Bomb: The Butterball is unassuming, but it's an all-time favorite with customers and staff alike. It smells of vanilla and delicious custard creams. It also has chunks of cocoa butter that melts in the water and moisturize the skin as you bathe. This one try does! It tested one with my son, he has very dry skin around his calf areas of his legs and when I placed this in the water there was an explosion of excited from my son when he say the bomb fizz up and the chuck of cocoa butter did melt and moisturize his skin! Even my hands and arms felt soft and hydrated too. This bomb sells for $4.95 and I purchased 2. One for me and one for my little man.
  • Mrs. Whippy bath bomb, $4.95: I can not believe that I kept calling this one "Mr. Whippy" in the video, lol.  But this one is described as powdered soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the Bath Bomb fizzes down to the centre. Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk. Although she looks shamefully like a whipped strawberry meringue, Mrs. Whippy would be none too pleased if you took a bite! Instead, drop her in your bath water to fill your tub with delectable strawberry ice cream scented foam. Mrs. Whippy is a bit slow at fizzing, so she`s best for long indulgent soaks. Caution:This bath bomb is very fragile and could crack or crumble during shipping. But their performance in the bath will be as good as ever.
  • Vanilla Fountain Bath Bomb, $6.25: Vanilla Fountain is a decadent desert bath made with vanilla absolute (the posh stuff made from pods) and rich tonka absolute. Inspired by lavish English deserts, it's comforting and deeply sweet, with notes of burnt caramel that last on your skin and waft through the house so you can enjoy it for hours. Simon Constantine invented this delicious new fragrance; we loved it so much we just had to have an entire fragrance line, and we got what we wished for! Layer on the vanilla! This is another bomb that explodes in the warm water and smells so yummy!!
  • Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, $7.95: Once you've unwrapped this mouth-watering toffee scented soap, you'll immediately want to wash yourself all over with it – and then wash your honey, and then the kids and maybe even gran if she's lucky. With masses of honey and aloe, this delectable bar is perfect for washing the whole family, even those with sensitive skin. Topped with a slice of beeswax and infused with bergamot and sweet orange to lift spirits right up into honey-heaven. I love this one and I will definitely be purchasing this one again. I am almost out of this lovely!
  • Bohemian Soap, $7.50: The lemon essential oil in Bohemian serves many purposes; it clears and refreshes your mind in the morning to help wake you up, it cleanses and tones skin (so it really keeps artistic types clean even if they can't afford a hot bath very often), and it is said to help inspire creativity. One of our simplest, yet most beautiful creations, this is one of the first soaps LUSH ever made. Man! Do I love this one too especially when I want that lemony fresh feeling! It almost smells as yummy as a lemon custard pie. Hummm. .
  • Creamy Candy Bubble Bar, $7.25: For fluffy white mountains of creamy, candy-scented bubbles, crumble a Creamy Candy Bar under running water and climb in. This sweet, pink,heavenly treat smells like a vanilla candy and is sure to make you smile. It smells delicious and contains cocoa butter and almond oil for supremely softened skin. If you need a pick-me-up, you're sure to be delighted by Creamy Candy. If you love Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy you will love this one. I love the fact that when I broke this bar apart and dropped it into the running water the most beautiful and frothy bubbles were created! This is also next on my list to buy again. I will also have to find a bubble bar for my son! He would love to see how this bar create bubbles!! Science!
  • Heavanilli Massage Bar, $9.95: Lush loved the smell of Vanillary so much we just had to put it in everything, and the thought of rubbing a cocoa butter Vanillary scented massage bar all over ourselves got us quite excited. So we infused the bar with sweet and seductive vanilla and tonka bean absolute for a rich and sexy massage. We like to rub this all over ourselves, dust with Vanilla Puff duster and walk around sniffing our own arms and legs; you've been warned, it's what Vanillary does to you. I love this bar because my body is drier than my face however if you have oily skin you may want to buy the powder that goes with this one for a semi matte finish to your skin!
  • Sweet Lips lip scrub, $8.95: Sweet Lips is the lip scrub for chocolate fanatics. It smells like a bar of creamy milk chocolate. Vanilla extract keeps your lips moisturized, castor sugar gently exfoliates, and the rich, deep fragrance of cocoa absolute gives this an irresistible flavour. It's meant for exfoliating and softening your lips, but it's rather tasty too. Rub it over your lips when they're feeling the need for some chocolate and sugar. They are not kidding when they say this scrubs is tasty! When I exfoliated by lips and tasted it man does it taste like a chocolate candy! Makes me feel like I am cheating on my diet, lol.

Overall!! I enjoyed my haul and experience with the Lush store in Austin and I totally recommend for you to experience it yourself. This would totally be a great girls afternoon out on the downtown Austin for shopping and such! I know I will be visiting the store again in May to replenish my favorites and maybe try some new ones too!!

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