Lush Fresh Face Mask: Brazened Honey Review

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So I purchased this Fresh Face Mask at the end of August and have officially used it up! Per LUSH’s website Brazened Honey is their Deepest Cleaning Mask. I chose this mask because after a summer of slapping on sunscreen and sitting out by the pool, I wanted a chance to reset my face for fall.

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LUSH’s website notes: Brazened Honey is very stimulating, so if you’re quite sensitive, we recommend navigating towards Catastrophe Cosmetic or Oatifix instead! There were quite a few reviews on the website that indicated they felt the mask stung their face. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to ask for a free sample before purchasing this mask.

My thoughts on Brazened Honey:

I love this mask! I have combination skin and I felt this did an excellent job of getting into my pores and really getting the gunk out. I noticed my pores appeared smaller and my face was brighter after using Brazened Honey. The mask is very thick and clumpy and can be a little messy to remove. I found the easiest way to use this mask was to apply it 10-20 minutes before a shower and rinse it off it in there. I found the smell of Brazened Honey to be very pleasant and I could still faintly smell it after I removed it. Now, if you have been reading this blog for awhile you know about my standard smell disclaimer. If you are new, (hello!) then you need to know that my sense of smell is terrible and what I find pleasant may be overpowering to someone with a normal sense of smell.

Would I repurchase?

Yes! I am not sure this mask would be appropriate for constant use as it is a very strong mask. However, it worked wonders on my skin and I think it would be awesome to use for deep cleaning every six to eight weeks. Also, for 6.99 you get a good amount of product.

I will be trying other Fresh Face Masks from LUSH, but I will be adding Brazened Honey into my skin care rotation on an as needed basis.

Have you tried Brazened Honey? What did you think? What Mask should I try next?

Thanks for reading!

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Small Lush Haul

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Ocean Salt 21.95 Washing with Ocean Salt is like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water. The minerals in sea salt soften as it scrubs away dirt, dead skin and blockages for a bright, fresh face. So, here is where I admit that I am a terrible Florida girl. I love the way the Ocean smells, but I hate going to the beach and I always have. Now that I have a four year old, the idea of doing a family beach day makes me tired just thinking about it! One day, we will have to take Liam to the beach, since as natural born Floridians, I suppose it is our sacred duty. 🙂 One of the reasons I love Ocean Salt is that I get the smell of the ocean in my shower!! I have used this as an exfoliator a few times now and I am enjoying it!

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Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask 6.95 Brazened Honey was inspired by traditional Indian Ayurvedic principles, which put emphasis on balance as the foundation to health. The LUSH Fresh Face Masks are only available to purchase in store as they must be refrigerated. This is my first experience with one of these masks and I have to say, I am enjoying it. Some of the reviews on the LUSH website mentioned they felt a stinging sensation when they applied this mask, but that has not been my experience. This mask smells yummy and it leaves my face feeling so soft!

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And now here I am in all my pajama and mask wearing glory:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope to be able to do a more in depth review of these products as I continue to use them. Have you tried Ocean Salt or Brazened Honey? What is your favorite Fresh Face Mask?

Thanks for reading!

 

Mother’s Day LUSH Experience

So for my Mother’s Day Gift I received a shopping spree at LUSH!  Here is a pic of my loot:

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This is actually from two separate trips to LUSH.  The first trip I bought the Tender is the Night Massage Bar and the Vanillary Solid Perfume.

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Tender is the Night Massage Bar.  You warm it up with your hands and it starts to melt on your skin.  This thing is no joke and it feels SO AWESOME & Smells Yummy! This product is Vegan.

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Vanillary is obviously a vanilla based scent.  I love how convenient having a solid perfume has been.  I can take this everywhere without worrying about breaking.  This product is Vegan.

On this trip, I received a sample of the Ultrabland Cleanser.  I had finally used up Philosophy’s Purity and was looking to replace it with a cruelty free option.  I used up the very generous sample and decided to head back to LUSH and purchase Ultrabland!

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Ultrabland Cleanser does not have any scent (that I can detect, but more on that below).  You can apply this directly to your face as a makeup remover and cleanser in one and then use a warm cloth to remove.  I tend to use a makeup removing wipe first and then apply the Ultrabland.  To remove, I spray toner and wipe clean with a cotton pad.  This stuff seriously leaves my face feeling super soft (I keep having to stop myself from touching my face it is so soft!).  I don’t miss using Purity at all, and actually have been enjoying this product a ton!  This product contains Beeswax so it is not vegan, but is cruelty free!

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Breath of Fresh Air Toner  I have not used a Toner since High School, which was a really long time ago.  All I remember from using Toner/Astringent was the burning and shoving my face in front of a fan to make it stop!  LUSH’s toners are nothing like those old pain inducing products!  I spray this on my face, while I still have the Ultrabland on and then remove them both together.  It is Amazing!  This product is Vegan.

I grabbed the next two items as impulse buys at the register:

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The Charity Pot is a very luxurious feeling hand and body lotion.  However, the reason I bought it was 100% of the price (minus tax) goes to several charities (click link to learn more). This product is Vegan.

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Bubblegum Lip Scrub  I have a problem with chapped lips.  It’s this whole annoying thing where I don’t drink enough water and bam! chapped lips.  I have actually been doing better about my water intake, but this little guy jumped out at me at the register and once my LUSH associate told me I could actually eat it, I was sold!  It works really really well and if you are interested tastes very good!  This is a Vegan Product.

So above I mentioned that there was no scent I could detect in the Ultrabland Cleanser.  The reason I point that out is that I have a very weird sense of smell.  It may be due to the many seizures I have had (I have epilepsy), so honestly I try to never describe what things smell like to me because what I think is pleasant could be overpowering to some or the other way around where I think it has no scent and people think I am crazy!

One of the primary reasons I fell in love with LUSH (besides their cruelty free products) is that I can actually SMELL most of their products.  I was never really into Bath and Body Works or The Body Shop because their lotions all smelled off to me and the body sprays/perfumes only ever smelled like alcohol.  My totally uneducated guess (total speculation on my part) for the reason I can smell LUSH products is because there are no fillers (or very few).

I also just want to say that every single person at both LUSH stores I visited was very well educated on their products and took their time to explain their answers to my questions.  I plan on going back many times and it is a good thing for my budget that the closest LUSH is 45 minutes away from where I live!

Have you ever been to LUSH?  What is your favorite product?

Thanks for reading!