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Friday, November 23

Lush Ultra Bland Cleanser Review

I can't say I had a real fondness for Lush,  in fact, I have only ever been in the store once before and that experience only lasted about ten seconds. It was the smell, it just invades your senses (as well as the horde of customers); but when one of my favourite skincare gurus raved about this on one of her YouTube videos I decided I would give this one a go.
The texture of this cleanser is incredibly thick, and feels like your lathering oil onto your face, but as the Lush lady demonstrated in store with a swatch of lipstick (at least I think that's what it was) is that oil digs deep into the pores, and the right oils lift dirt and cleanse without clogging them. While she was explaining this to me I checked the ingredients on the back: Almond oil, beeswax, honey, olive oil… and I just remember thinking how in the world this was going to fair on my oily, acne prone skin. So yeah, I did freak out a little, but my skin had been looking quite grotty and dull recently and I was desperate to find something a little more solid that wouldn't strip my skin. 

I was pleasantly surprised by how much this cleanser improved my skin overnight. The next morning it looked brighter, cleaner, and felt incredibly soft and moisturised. On top of that, existing acne was greatly reduced.  So I will admit, I have a new found respect for Lush and cannot wait to get back in there and buy up some of their toners and moisturisers. 

I'm going to be so broke this Christmas.

Thursday, November 22

BellaBox November '12

The November '12 Bella Box arrived on my doorstep this morning and I thought I would share what I received in my batch for you guys:

Bioderma Sebium H20 Cleansing Water sample
I'm a big fan of bioderma and have been recently trying out the Sebium foaming cleanser so it will be interesting to see how this one compares.

4ME Nail polishing remover pads
I'm really lazy when it comes to my nails so this is a heaven sent.

Swisse Hand Cream with Vitamin D and Pomegranate
It's hand cream, what else is there to say?

Palmolive Luscious Mango Body Butter Wash sample
Unfortunately I don't really care much for body washes, they never smell as nice on the skin as they do inside a bottle.

Bloom Glitter Liquid Eyeliner
Cool! I don't actually own anything like this, but I think it will come in handy once the 21st birthday parties start rolling in.

Ocean Essence Nourishing Cherry Face Mask
I've never heard of this brand before, but I love face masks and don't have many that moisturise and brighten so  I'll definitely be trying this out.

Organicspa Face Exfoliant sample
Another organic product and brand I've never heard of. Sounds kind of Apparently the full sized products cost $32.95 so maybe not...never the less, I'll give it a go.

And apparently there was supposed to be a moustache necklace but I never received one of those :( oh well.

This is my third Bella box and I've been quite impressed with what they've sent me. This month would be one of the least exciting ones so far but in every box there is always an item or brand that I have wanted to try out.  I also love the fact that there is always at least one full sized product in the box every month, which is great because those products are usually worth more than the $15 monthly subscription alone.

I'm new on the beauty box band wagon and I am currently looking at other Aussie boxes to try out later, so if anyone has any recommendations let me know!