Item that is most worth the money?

@YuhMin (63)
United States
February 8, 2007 8:50am CST
So what do you think is the one item that is most worth your spending money at Lush? I know it might seem like a sort of vague question, but I mean what do you NOT feel guilty spending your hard-earned money on? For me, it's the soaps, because I know that with a little bit of careful storage, they will last far longer than any other product I buy, and I can take my time, hoard my faves, and use them up whenever I feel. I can also cut them into smaller sizes so I can have more variety in my showers/baths. Plus, some of the fragrances in the soaps are just to die for (imho).
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I don't mind spending money on the skincare products.. Imperialis, Breath of Fresh Air, and Mask of Magnaminty. I also think that the solid shampoos and the shower gels are a good value. All the products I have mentioned last me quite a while. I feel a bit guilty buying bath bombs and bubble bars. I love them.. but as the prices go up I have a harder time justifying buying lots of these goodies.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I agree about the bombs and bubble bars because they're like a one time shot. A clear $6 down the drain (literally!). With a lotion, sure it's $30, but it lasts for several months. Don't get me wrong, I love a luxurious bath here and there but the cost effectiveness varies.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I agree about the bath bombs, they're the thing I buy the most often and ultimately spend the most on. I mean since I discovered lush, I've bought two tubs of moisturizer- one cosmetic lad for something like $20 and one Skins Shangri La for like $38. So that's $58 in a year and a half. Bath bombs? God, I've probably spent hundreds. I think pretty much every order is like 50% bath bombs, or more. I'm trying to find cheaper alternatives, cause it's kind of out of hand.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Especially when their are bigger bathbombs other places for half the price. I just really really like some of the smells of Lush bath bombs. I don't know if I can convince myself to buy Dream on or Waving Not Dreaming anymore. They are just so small and the price went up a lot.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
For me it's the face and hair care. My skin and hair is so fabulous, sometimes I'm just blown away (I mean that in a not arrogant way). My hair used to be so damaged, course, and just plain icky. Now it's soft, smooth and shiny. It lies flat and doesn't flip in odd directions like it used to. I feel like I have REAL hair, lol. The skin products I just feel work, really well. I feel like my skin is healthy to begin with, as opposed to before where I always felt like I was trying to repair damage, you know? Now I don't need to repair damage because it's already healthy, all I'm doing is maintaining that. And I glow, I love that :)
8 Feb 07
Another vote for the big bottles of showergel. I'm still using my stash of my beloved Slammer - it lasts so long and the scent lingers on the skin. I also like the Each Peach massage bar - I cut it up and use it as an Avobath scented bath melt.
• United States
8 Feb 07
Each Peach smells like Avobath? I've never tried anything in the Avo line before. I'm not sure why, just never have. But Each Peach I love the smell of. Perhaps I ought to give Avo a try one of these days then.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I didn't know that either. Interesting. Now I want one.
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
9 Feb 07
In my opinion, I don't think that Each Peach and Avobath smell that similar. I think Avobath smells more similar to Lemony Flutter. They both have the lemongrass scent to them. Avobath smells a lot sweeter than Lemony Flutter though. I think Each Peach and Whoosh share similar notes. I think these two scents compliment each other.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I think the lotions/creams are worth the most money. I haven't found something that works as well for me as Dream Cream and since a little goes a long way, I make the tub last forever.
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@prasadr (872)
• India
8 Feb 07
umh good. Nice choice for money. But,.. is it worth? do u really think so.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I think so. I have sensitive skin so it's hard for me to find things that don't irratate my skin.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I agree definitely the Lotions. Dream Cream lasts so so long The price is insane these days, but it's worth it.
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@ctinabina (386)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I've gotta say I think that the shower gels are the best value. It takes me forever to get though a large bottle of soap. And, I like how many of the liquid soaps can also be used as shampoos, too. In terms of what I will always buy, no matter what-- that's a tie between Afterlife, Eau Roma, and Cynthia Silvia Stout. I'd throw Fresh Farmacy in there too, but I feel like I *may* be able to replace that.
• United States
9 Feb 07
My Fresh Farmacy has gotten weird and chalky... I'm thinking of permanently switching to Aquamarina....
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
9 Feb 07
When my Fresh Farmacy gets hard.. I usually use my nail to scrape off the hard exterior. After scraping a bit off I usually find it works fine.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I like my FF sort of on the squishy side, so I put it in my soap dish and sprinkle water on it. It softens it right up.
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@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
Probably the solid shampoos. They last forever (I actually chopped my rounds into quarters for easy use in the shower and I'm still on the first quarter!), and I've had a lot less problems with my hair since I started using them. Yes, it's still staticy in the winter (yay dryness) but nowhere near as bad as it used to be!
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@rekhum (2435)
• India
9 Feb 07
I thought shampoos come in semi-liquid fluid.lol.I love to buy varieties of them because i don't stick to same brand.Try using a good conditioner to beat the dryness.I like the silky touch after washing the conditioner off.
@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
Lush makes both solid and liquid shampoos. The solid ones work just as well and last for ages.
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@jx34me (60)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Yep - solid shampoos are the product that brought me to lush and the one i'll keep buying... that and solid conditioners... and american cream...
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I actually find that to be a very hard question. I think the facial stuff. Like the toner and cleansers. Primarily because they dont hurt me. They are not doing great things for my zits lately, but most things hurt my face and lush doesnt. Mmmm but I loves me my bath bombs!
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I would say it's Fresh Farmacy. One $10 piece lasts me almost 6 months. If you store it right, that stuff can last a wicked long time. I also feel that the massage bars are worth the money. They are really moisturizing.
@mirask (6)
8 Feb 07
I love the soaps, because the fragrances are wonderful and they last a good long time, but the bath melts are my indulgence. They don't last long but they're worth every penny for how relaxing and how good for my skin they are.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
The bath melts were one thing I never got into. I've tried several, and I think my ultimate decision was that bath bombs are more fun and they moisturize too. But I think I'm in the distinct minority here.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I love the melts... but like someone else said it's $5-$7 down the drain every time you use one. I usually cut mine in half.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I'm going to second the post about Buffy. I adore Buffy. I've read posts in the forums about Buffy not lasting, but in my case this hasn't been true. I turn the water off, grab Buffy off the counter, do a rub down, put Buffy back on the counter, rub all the goodness into my skin, turn the water back on and rinse off. I'm left with the softest, moisturized skin EVER. I love Buffy!!
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Without a doubt....for me it's Fresh Farmacy. It has made such a difference to my skin. It seems a pretty good deal because it lasts for a long time.
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8 Feb 07
I use many products at LUSH but the one I never run out of is Buffy -- I've spent years trying to deal with my dry, scaly skin and Buffy really works. I require less moisturizer and feel better with Buffy, so I'd buy it even if I gave up everything else at LUSH.
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@ma_belle (1358)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I would also agree with soap, but I think it depends on which one. For example, snowcake is so worth it, so is HIWTK, just the ones I like I guess. I also think King of Sin is worth it too me. I know some complain that the body butters melt fast, but I keep mine in the tin outside of the shower stall and so far its lasted a while.
• Canada
4 Mar 07
My King of Skin has lasted forever too- I got half of one in a goodie bag, and it's kind of old and well cured now, so it's lasting a long time. I let it dry between showers, and I'm getting so many uses out of it without it noticeably shrinking at all!
@draconess (651)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
There are still a couple things I think are worth the money: Face moisturizers (my lovely cosmetic lad), because one tub lasts me a full year. Massage bars, because I use them for everything and yet they still last forever! It would cost so much more to buy a bath melt/lotion/perfume in the same scent for layering, but why bother when one massage bar does it all! Solid shampoo pucks also last forever, even when I use the same one every day!
• United States
9 Feb 07
For me, I agree about the soaps, although I'm burning through HIWtK like it's nothing. The other thing I don't feel guilty about is my Mange Too bars, because they last me a long time and I get tons of different uses out of them. They're relatively inexpensive for the size, too, if you compare them to, say, Soft Coeur.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Aqua Marina is so worth it to me. Nothing makes my skin happier. Same with Enzymion. I don't care how much they hike the prices of those two items--I could not live without them.
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@hezoid (2149)
24 Feb 07
I'd have to say Snake Oil, whch might seem like a strange choice, but for me i've found this stuff to be so invaluable. It's much cheaper and more effective than other similar products out there available for the treatment of scalp psoriosis, and plus Snake Oil doesn't have any side effects (other than a stinky smell which they all have too!). Given that i get 4 treatment out of a bar and only use it once a week, i'd say it's a bargain considering it gives me a healthy, non-itchy scalp permanently! I consider buying it a necessity rather than a treat, unlike most other Lush products.
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@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
9 Feb 07
I do not feel guilty to spend my hard-earned money on perfumes. I love them and perfumes do last a long time. It also look good as an accesory for your room.
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@eflynazwa (133)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
For me it's going to be skincare or bathing products. For skincare/bath luxuries I'll go for The Body Shop. I love The Body Shop's Vanilla Shower Gel and Strawberry Body Butter. Passion Fruit Body Scrub also works nicely. But if it's on a rare occasion or two, I'll opt for perfumes like my favorite Kenzo Amour and CK Summer.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
15 Feb 07
The discussion is about LUSH products.
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@MoOoDy (112)
• Egypt
8 Feb 07
For me it is the car, i adore cars and i consider it as my house, and a member of my family, so whe i spend on the car "buy or accessories" i consider it as i spent the money on my love !!
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• United States
9 Feb 07
This is about Lush products. Did you read the whole discussion before posting?
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