I think I'm doomed...

United States
June 14, 2007 10:18pm CST
I knew about Lush before I moved, but mostly only from other people talking about it. Today, I discovered the joy that is a Lush store... luckily, my fiance dragged me out of there before I was completely sucked in, but oh my goodness did it smell wonderful in there! So even though my budget is telling me to hold back, I'd love some product recommendations for a first time user! What's fun, or smells super great, or both? The choices were just so overwhelming!
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I am going to second the reccomendation of the massage bars. They are great multi use products, and they last a long time. I think they are one of the better "bangs for your buck". I like Therapy, Each Peach (especially in the summer) and Mange Too (this one smells really sweet, like honey). I also really like the soild shampoo's. I have used "Hybrid" and "reincarnate" with good success. It might take your hair a little while to adjust to Lush's schampoo (it has no silicons, unlike most commerical brands) but once you do, I found that my hair was much shinier and had more body (with less frizz). Also again, the shampoo bars last for a LONG time (so long as you keep them out of direct shower spray and let them dry between uses). One great thing about Lush is that they are very generous with samples. try out some products before you make the investment. This way you and your wallet will be happier with what you bought. Welcome to the wonder world of being a lushie :-)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I would LOVE to be able to find a shampoo that helps cut back on the frizzies, especially because my hair gets much frizzier in a damp climate, and I just moved to Seattle... :) Thanks for the recommendations! I think I may be making a run over there on my lunch break today! (The store is about 3 blocks from where I work!)
• United States
15 Jun 07
3 blocks? You are right that is dangerous :-)
@Galena (9123)
15 Jun 07
what's brilliant with the shampoos is that if your hair shines it's because it's shiny hair, not because it's been coated with plastic.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
16 Jun 07
I have a Lush store just 5 minutes away, it was a huge temptation the first few months after I found it, but I'm dealing much better with it now, heh. Personally I really love the bubble bar slices as I think they're great value for money. I have a small bathtub so I usually only use half to one third depending on the BBS. The really big ones (Blue Skies which smells of patchouli and the Comforter which smells of berries) can last up till 5 times for me. The trick is to let part of the bar disolve under running water, this makes the most bubbles. My favourites are the already mentioned Blue Skies, Green Day, Hot Milk, Marathon and Flosty Gritter. I also like the bath bombs, but they're quite expensive considering you use them in one go. Some people half them, but I like my baths strong smelling so I don't. My personal favourites are Blackberry Bomb, Big Blue, Butterball, Youki-hi and Think Pink. The hair and face care lines are both fantastic, there's basically something for anyone. If you've always thought that the commercial and mainstream shampoos never really worked for you, then the Lush shampoo (especially the solid shampoo and the conditioners) should be a breath of fresh air, they've done wonders to my hair. I personally like using Godiva and Retread, they're the magical combination for me. For face care, it does depend on what kind of skin you have, but I swear by Herbalism, SJG (in the morning), Karma Kream, Eau Roma tonic and Imperialis moisturiser. Don't be afraid to ask samples before you buy anything, Lush is a tad too expensive and going through samples of different products before picking the one that's best for you is a great way to not waste your money.
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Oh goodness, where shall I begin?LOL! You really have to try their bath melts, they are the most luxurious thing ever. I like the creamy candy kind the most;) I also like the creamy candy bubble bars, same scent except this one bubbles, duh! Another favorite of mine are the massage bars. These make the best moisturizer for after you shave your legs, and they really are great to get massages with too. I like the Therapy and Soft Couer ones the most b/c of the scents of them. Hope this helps a little bit...really everything they make is awesome so you just have to find stuff that suits you best. Enjoy!!
• United States
15 Jun 07
I like bubbles, so I may have to go with the bubble bars over the bath melts. The bath bombs look like fun, especially the one that is loaded with glitter. My fiance already fears that one, cuz glitter sticks to EVERYTHING! :)
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Well if you like bubbles than these are for you! When I was first starting to try everything out, I used an entire bubble bar in my jacuzi tub and it litterally overflowed with bubbles...there were bubbles EVERYWHERE!LOL! Now, I just use half a BBS:)
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• United States
15 Jun 07
lush? ok i'm curious..do they have a website? sounds heavenly though.
• United States
15 Jun 07
whoops-ok i see you have the link up i'm going to check it out :)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Yeah, before I saw the store yesterday, I didn't even know that they had normal stores! I thought everything was mail order, which seemed a bit tricky when you're in the business of things that smell really yummy! :)
@Galena (9123)
15 Jun 07
hehe. which of our shops did you visit? how about have a good sniff and choose a couple of lovely smelling ballistics. if you're worried about the cost, try one of the shampoo bars. they cost about £4, but last anything between 60 and 100 washes. equivalent to 750ml of shampoo. Honey I washed the kids. best selling soap you can imagine. so so popular. and the shower gellies are really economical too. you only need about a pea sized blob to wash all over.
• United States
16 Jun 07
The Seattle store. :)
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
15 Jun 07
What is Lush, I've never heard about it. Is it something local to your area?
• United States
15 Jun 07
Lush is a store for all kinds of yummy smelling bath products: http://lush.com/