The face mask everyone needs in their life

Everyone loves a bit of Lush and I’m no exception. I’ve been so amazed by their products, their charity work and their ethos. Lush stands for human rights, animal rights and environmental projects to name a few. They are also a 100% committed to ending animal testing and their ingredients are all suitable for vegetarians with loads being vegan friendly too!

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I love the fact that this is both a face mask and an exfoliator. You leave it on for the 15 minutes to gain the benefits of the ingredients for softer skin. Then rub the mask in to have the coffee grinds gently exfoliate the skin.    

Now, I have far too many favourite products from Lush, I’ll probably do a post on them soon, but the Cup O’ Coffee face mask is definitely up there in the top 5! It’s an exfoliation mask made with ground coffee, cocoa extract and vanilla to name a few, it has such a lovely coffee smell which I could understand as being too much for some people. The coffee ingredients definitely have a wakening effect just like freshly made coffee! I bought the 150g tub, which costs £6.95, a couple of months ago and with using it once a week, there’s still just under half of the product left. 

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All of the ingredients in this face mask are natural with the exception of perfume which Lush describe as being a gentle perfume.  

My advice would be that if you want to use this mask then I would suggest that you do so on a hair-washing day as it can get pretty messy. It isn’t an easy mask to take of when you try and take it off over the sink, it gets all over the place and in your hair, and it’s not a good sight. Putting the mask on say 15 minutes before your shower to get it settle for a bit and then message it off making sure the coffee grounds exfoliate your skin. I would image the best time to use this would be in the morning before work or school as the coffee will make you feel more awake however I’m too lazy for that carry on in the morning! 

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The consistency is quite thick and you don’t need a lot as it covers really well. As you can see it is full of coffee grinds that help to exfoliate the skin. 

I have oily skin in the T-zone area, normal cheeks and slight dryness in the under eye area so you can image the struggle I have with trying to find a product that works in all areas. Cup O’ Coffee is honestly the best thing I’ve used on my skin, it helps keep the oils at bay, keep my cheeks soft and takes away the dead skin from the under eyes. You don’t need much product at all and I’m still shocked at how much I’ve been using it and how much I have left!  

I would encourage anyone to try this product, as it’s just perfect. It combines the two of my loves – coffee and skincare, no wonder it’s a 5 star rated product! 

love,

Nicole x

The face mask everyone needs in their life

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img_2599So I promised myself that when my student loan came in this month I wouldn’t spend it on unnecessary stuff yet here we are with a post on all the things I bought from Lush. I told myself that I needed to revamp my skincare routine due to not looking after it as well as I should’ve when I was in Malta, so I suppose the spending was justified! I spent around £53 including postage and packaging. Some of these products I’ve used before and had to get again, some are products that are raved about by YouTubers and I had to try for myself. I apologise for the poor quality of the following pictures x

 

 

 

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Imperialis facial moisturiser (£13.95/45g) – this is a repurchase as I first used this a couple of years ago and I loved it! I have oily /combination skin and was having trouble finding a moisturiser that didn’t make my t-zone even oilier. It is very lightweight which I find to be perfect for oily skin and it is there to balance and brighten your skin. It is suitable for all skin types so I would definitely recommend if you do not know your skin type or new to Lush moisturisers.    
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Tea Tree Water (£4.50/100g) – this is another repurchase and a firm favourite of mine! I either use this sprayed onto a cotton pad to take off my makeup or just sprayed straight onto the face as it feels so refreshing. Tea Tree is antibacterial so it will keep your skin clean and clear. This was probably one of the very first products I bought from Lush like 6 years ago and I’ve not got a bad thing to say about it. I could not recommend this enough to anyone who was oily or spot prone skin.
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Aqua Marina (£7.25/100g) – when I was looking to buy a new cleanser I was aiming to buy Herbalism but unfortunately it was out of stock so I decided to try this. It has seaweed in it which is supposed to absorb any extra oils on the face. There’s also Irish Moss in it which apparently helps to add extra minerals to the skin. The only thing that’s putting me off is the smell, to me it smells a bit like hair dye but I’ll give it a try.
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Cup O’Coffee (£6.75/150g) – I have heard and seen so many amazing things about this mask! I usually buy the wee fresh mask but they need to kept in the fridge and only last around a week. This has a longer shelf life and has coffee beans in it for extra exfoliation. I’m probably most excited to try this!
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Veganese (£9.95/250g) – I’m a bit more harder to please when it comes to the hair products from Lush. I have really thick frizzy hair and I feel my hair needs a lot of conditioner but the prices of the conditioners are a bit on the dear side. I thought I’d give the conditioners a try again as said it would have your transformed into a ‘more manageable mane’ which is what I’m needing in my life. It also claims to make you hair soft and helps to calm and sooth your scalp.
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Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar (£5.95/55g) and Square Tin (£2.95) – I love the shampoo bars from Lush! I bought one for going to Malta and it lasted the full 4 months I was abroad, honestly unreal. I do find that the square tins are better as the actual shampoo bar tins are too small for the bar to fit in it. I would recommend buying a tin with it as you’ll get more uses out of it. The shampoo bar claims to give you shinier and softer hair but it smells like rose jam so that’s what sold me! 

Hope this post was a bit helpful as I can totally understand that choosing stuff from Lush can be a wee bit overwhelming due to the choice available.

Until the next post,

Nicole x

 

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