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I hope that you’ve been having an amazing week so far, and have some lovely plans for this weekend. I’m really sorry that I didn’t post earlier in the week, so both of my reviews for this week will be close together – I’ve had a really busy week!
As you may have guessed by the title, today I’m going to be reviewing a Lush lip scrub, more specifically ‘The Kiss’ lip scrub (but I have used the ‘Mint Julips’ one before). Whilst I’ll be specifically talking about ‘The Kiss’ in this review, the other one that I’ve tried worked virtually the same. When I just went to the Lush website, it does say that the scrub I’m going to be discussing, is leaving soon, but I’d say the majority of this can be applied to the whole range and I’ll take you through the differences.
The lip scrubs retail for £5.95 each, which is the price I paid when I popped into Lush the other day. My experience in Lush is always pretty good, but sometimes I do find that the staff can be quite over the top. The individual who helped me out when I purchased this was especially fantastic so huge shout out to Holly at Lush Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, for being lovely!
Each of these descriptions is taken from the Lush website:
‘The Kiss’ – (Vegan)
‘This smoothing blend of fine sea salt, caster sugar and Fair Trade cocoa butter will buff and soften the skin and leave a delicious taste on the lips. A little almond and mandarin oil sweetens, and the edible hearts? They’re just for your enjoyment.’
‘Mint Julips’ – (Vegan)
‘Turn chapped lips into mint-choc chip lips: warming peppermint and sweet vanilla combine with real sugar crystals give your lips (and tastebuds) a service, leaving them primed for smooth lipstick application. As soon as you gently rub Mint Julips on your lips, you’ll feel its invigorating peppermint oil tingling away while the sugar crystals buff away any flaky skin.’
‘Chocolate’ – (Vegan)
‘Satisfy chocoholic cravings with dark chocolate, cocoa absolute and cocoa powder, just don’t feel obliged to share. Tangerine and sweet orange oils mingle to give a juicy kick and leave your lips refreshed. Send a sugar rush to your smackers and scrub all over for a perfectly polished pout.’
‘Rub this sugary scrub over your lips and let spoonfuls of honey smooth your smackers. The menthol of peppermint oil cools and freshens, while sweet wild orange oil gives you a buzz.’
‘Bubblegum’ – (Vegan)
‘Let the exfoliating caster sugar and softening jojoba oil scrub away dead skin and infuse moisture to rejuvenate your smile. Bubblegum lip scrub won’t leave any greasy residue; just a sweet candy taste that you’ll enjoy licking off.’
So let’s jump straight into this review!
Each of the lush lip scrubs come in a small glass jar with a screw on plastic lid. Every variation of the product has a different coloured label which makes them easy to differentiate from far away.
The only issue that I have with the packaging is that usually I have quite long nails so trying to get the right amount of the product out of the jar without getting it under my nails can sometimes be a challenge.
Apart from that I do like the packaging, it looks nice out, it’s small enough to travel with, but not so small that you don’t feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. The product, unlike some other lush products, is self-preserving so they last for a long time before they expire.
How to Use
I take a small amount on my finger and gently rub it on my lips for a minute or so. Usually I can see it exfoliating away some skin. When I’m happy that most of the skin is removed, I rinse away the excess product with water. The Lush directions do say to lick the remaining product away, but given that it’s been used to remove dead skin, I don’t really fancy eating it.
You only need a small amount of the product and you don’t need to scrub hard for the product to work.
I personally really like the Lush lip scrubs. I’ve used a cheap lip scrub from Primark before and it was super dry and really abrasive (honestly, it hurt to scrub my lips with it), but the Lush ones have quite fine granules, and they work to make my lips super smooth without causing any discomfort. I’ve been using this ‘The Kiss’ scrub each day before applying lipstick and it has made my lips look amazingly smooth and beautiful each time. I think the price of these is really fair, I’ve found it difficult to find scrubs that are cheaper but still as good quality, and there are plenty of brands that are much more expensive!
For this one specifically, I really love the little hearts in the product, they’re really cute and I didn’t expect them when I opened it up! They’re a cute added touch.
I chose this one as it’s a sweet smelling and tasting scrub, but isn’t as strong as the bubblegum one (which is super sweet). Whilst I have really dry lips, and therefore the Honey one would have been good, I don’t like honey. I think there’s a scrub for everyone, whether you prefer more sweet, or savory, scrubs. Additionally, the amount of product that you get in each jar means it will last you a very long time – making the price even more affordable.
Overall, I think the Lush lip scrubs are fantastic and I would highly recommend them if you’re looking for a new scrub. If you already know which one you’d be interested in, then you can check them out and purchase them on the Lush website here. Alternatively, if you have a Lush store near you then it might be worth popping in to have a smell of all the different options so you can choose which one you’d prefer.
If you’d like to purchase ‘The Kiss’ lip scrub that I have then you can do so on the Lush website here for £5.95 (I’m not sure when it will be leaving), or from your local Lush store.
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