In this crazy world of convenience, we often time get caught up on what is in front of us. We are less likely to seek out what is better and more likely to seek out what is the most convenient. I, myself, have been a victim of the cult of convenience. Ok, I’ll stop using that word! This is especially true for our cosmetics and toiletries. I know that I got in a rut of buying a popular drugstore brand because I could get it anywhere. If I forgot it at home while traveling, no worries, because I can get it anywhere. However, what I managed to push out of my mind is that those products were tested on animals. And before I knew it; my cabinets and makeup bag were filled with products that were tested on living, breathing beings. Not my cup of tea, and it shouldn’t be yours either.
As I was having this epiphany, in walks the savior, LUSH Cosmetics. Their products are 100% Cruelty Free and Vegetarian. They are also keen on naked and recycled packaging. They are also ethical buyers and their products are handmade. Why is this company so important? They are important because they believe in what every company should believe in. For most of your cosmetic needs, they have you covered. They have everything for hair care, skin care, bath bombs, bubble bars, deodorant, the list goes on. I have to say that I am a proud Lushie, and it just makes me feel good.
Here is a list of some of my favorite items you could add to your first LUSH Haul.
1. Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar – $10.95 – This lasts forever. Especially if you don’t have super long hair.
2. Veganese Conditioner – $19.95 for the 8.4oz container – One of their lighter conditioners.
3. Charity Pot – $6.95 for the small size. This is my favorite lotion of theirs. Plus part of the proceeds goes to charity.
4. Fresh face mask – $6.95 – The best for my sensitive and acne prone skin is Cosmetic Warrior. Don’t let the garlic scare you.
5. Bath Bombs – $5-$12
*Avobath – Has a bit of a citrusy smell
*Big Blue – Just think ocean
*Dragon’s Egg – Citrus smelling goodness with some sparkle
*Tisty Tosty – Floral. One of my favorites.
*Honey Bee – Toffee smelling goodness. Combine with Sunnyside.
6. Bubble Bars (most are good for 2 or more uses) – $6-$12
*Sunnyside – Citrusy. Sparkly. Combine with Big Blue and it creates a “Mermaid Bath”
*Amandopando – Floral and gorgeous. Combine with Avobath (fresh) or Tisty Tosty (luxurious).
*Brightside – Another citrusy one. I usually combine this one with Dragon’s Egg for a morning bath.
This is definitely a company one can get behind. Even if you don’t incorporate LUSH products into your every day, at least think of them when you have to give someone a special gift that you can feel good about. I’ve included their website below.