Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Silky Underwear", "Lovely Jubblies", "Sweetie Pie", and "Lustre" - A Girls Night Out With LUSH

Last week I received THIS PR pitch with an offer for samples. Since it was LUSH I said "YES PLEASE!!!" and then chuckled to myself after rereading the following:
It’s Saturday night and you know what that means….girls night out! Ladies, it’s time to hike up those skirts, grab your favorite cocktails and prepare to turn some heads. Long before your stilettos hit the dance floor, get your mitts on some LUSH goodies that will ensure a GNO to remember.
  • Suds up like the saucy siren you are with Sweetie Pie shower jelly ($5.95 - $10.95). Carrageenan seaweed softens while the blackcurrant and cherry infusion leaves your skin smelling sultry.
  • Slip into some Silky Underwear ($6.95) before you slide into your little black dress. Our best-selling dusting powder contains cocoa butter to keep your bits moisturized while the absorbent powder will help you get in and out of that dress.
  • Shake what your momma gave ya! Perk up your perfect pair with our Lovely Jubblies ($24.95) cream, made with avocado to soften and meadowsweet infusion to tone your ta-tas.
  • Get glowing and smell sensual with one powerful puff! Lustre ($14.95) dusting powder gives skin a beautiful shimmer, and its seductive jasmine scent is sure to entice some admirers!
End PR Pitch.

I know, right? How silly! But so much fun!!! And it's been such a long while since I've delved into LUSH... I used to be such a Bath Bomb nut! Anyway, the second I got the samples I had to try them out.... just had to.

Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

When I first opened this I smelled something that was fruity but almost in a cough syrup way. Sure enough, the ingredients list "cherry" as being one of the scents. This was an immediate turn off. Not to mention the fact I was a little skeptical about using something that was gelatinous as a shower soap. But I did try it. It does stay solid but it sort of melts as you smooth it onto your skin.  What impressed me was that not a single bit of glitter remained behind. In fact I couldn't even see it once I started using it. Unfortunately using it was tricky simply because it kept slipping out of my hands!

The product says you can chill it (which I did not do - I used it at room temperature). You can also use it in your hair, which I did not do because I was worried about the glitter issue and I had already washed my hair.

Bottom Line
I don't think I've laughed so hard in the shower in a long time! But the novelty wears off (for me) after one use. I would not repurchase because of the smell and difficulty in the use of the product. However, I would like to note that I think kids (and maybe couples?) would get a kick out of this stuff!

Silky Underwear Dusting Powder

Silky Underwear - notice how it settled into my skin still visible.
Appearance-wise it reminded me of baby powder. It's also used in a similar manner. You smooth it over your body. It is supposed to absorb sweat and moisturize. I can definitely say it does the latter and I could see how it would do the former. On the skin, for me, it did leave behind traces of white and didn't blend in very well so I don't think I would use it on anything visible. But it is soothing. And it smells of jasmine.

Bottom Line
Consider it if you're looking for a product of this type and like jasmine scent. Definitely recommend using it... um... under clothing.

Lovely Jubblies
LUSH breast cream? Ok.

Well admittedly floral smelling cream is not the type of thing I usually use so I have nothing to compare it to. And no, I'm not going to show you before and after boobie pictures. However, having lost QUITE A BIT of weight over the last couple of years I have some places that need some firming (including the aforementioned "Jubblies"). Maybe I saw a difference because I wanted to, maybe not. But I think they looked a bit better (and a bit smaller) after use. I'm going to keep on using this until my sample runs out, and try it on other places (tummy, bum-bum, etc) and see if it makes a difference.

Bottom Line
Jury is still out, but very optimistic about this product's ability to just make one feel a bit better about one's appearance (imagined or not). However, I won't repurchase unless the difference is noticeable. 

Lustre Dusting Powder

Seriously, not in this pic, but the shimmer is AMAZING in good knighting.
Darn my lack of good camera! I really wish I my camera with the decent macro lens was back from repair because this powder is AWESOME! Brush it on - it has the same soothing and moisturizing ability of Silky Underwear but it leaves behind a golden shimmer... that does NOT itch! Yes! I've found my dream body dusting powder!!! Oh you better believe I'll be using this product for some parties I have on my calendar!

Bottom Line
It's a little pricey as a novelty, but treat yourself and have fun being shimmery!

The products in this review were provided by PR for review. I was not compensated in any other way. I do not sell LUSH products and I am not affiliated with LUSH in any way.