Review: LUSH Fair Trade Honey Shampoo

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Fair Trade Honey(FTH) has been my favourite shampoo ever since it came out last year. I dye my hair every 2-3 months and so I have dry hair that frizzes easily. But with FTH, I can use it without a conditioner and it would still leave my hair tangle free, and it makes it so soft and shiny too!

WHAT IS IT:

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LUSH Fair Trade Honey Shampoo

Just to put it out there, FTH is the most expensive LUSH shampoo to date. However, don’t let the price deter you from trying this gem out. With LUSH shampoos, you already need to use less of an amount than other brands, and with FTH, you need even less of it because it is really thick. Plus you can save on conditioner when you use this shampoo, so it works out to be really good value for money! I’ve actually tried it with many conditioners as well and think that the effect is the best without a conditioner. If you still feel more comfortable with a conditioner, use a light conditioner like the LUSH Veganese or LUSH Coolaulin. Heavier conditioners tend to defeat the purpose of this shampoo and I personally find it a waste to use anything that smells strong over top of FTH, because it smells SO good and I don’t want anything to mask its scent!

WHAT’S IN IT:

Green= Natural, Black= Safe synthetics
Green= Natural, Black= Safe synthetics

WHY IT WORKS:

  • Fairly Traded Honey is the bulk of the ingredients in this shampoo (50% to be exact, hence it’s name). It helps make your hair soft and shiny, and gives your scalp a really good cleansing as honey has natural anti-bacterial properties. This also means that there are no extra preservatives in this shampoo.
  • Linseed (AKA Flaxseed) Mucilage is a jelly like substance formed by boiling Linseed/Flaxseed in water, and this ingredient helps to prevent hair loss by strengthening your hair as it contains lots of Omega 3 fatty acids. It also gives shine.
  • Sunflower Lecithin also makes your hair shiny and supple.
  • Geranium, Neroli, Bergamot Oils and Rose Absolute all contribute to the amazing scent that stays in your hair for hours after you wash your hair.

It says on the bottle;  “This is a no expense spared shampoo.”, and it’s definitely true. Even all the essential oils used to make the fragrance are the most expensive ones. Whenever I use FTH, the scent stays in my hair until the next wash! (I wash my hair once a day before I sleep)

HOW I USE IT:

  1. Squeeze out a 2-3cm diameter blob onto palm.
  2. Mix in a little water and give the shampoo a headstart by lathering it between palms.
  3. Lather onto wet hair and give scalp a nice massage.
  4. Rinse off.
  5. Dry hair.
  6. Have luxurious hair.

It is really that simple. When you rinse if off, you might feel like your hair is tangled/dry/not smooth etc but trust me, just go and dry your hair, go to bed, and you will wake up with amazingly soft and shiny hair, no tangles or kinks. And yes, I find that my hair looks much better the morning after I use this shampoo.

So, if you always find yourself waking up to a bad hair day, trust me and try this. You will never want to use anything else.

WHERE TO BUY:

  • £7.25/110g, £14.45/300g, £23.95/600g from LUSH UK
  • S$25/110g, S$49/300g, S$79/600g from LUSH SG

Trust me, go for the 300g or bigger, because it’s better value for money and you wouldn’t get enough of it anyway! 😀 Feel free to comment if you have any questions or if you have tried it too!

OVERALL:

Product: 5/5
Price: 5/5
Repurchase?: YES

Let’s have shiny, happy hair!
Melissa xx

All images from http://www.lush.co.uk

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Review: LUSH Fair Trade Honey Shampoo

Thankful Fridays: 12 July 2013

This week I am thankful that:

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  • I spotted a haze free, super blue, super white clouds sky. Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are really free. It’s just up to us to keep it that way by reducing our carbon footprints!

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  • I helped Lush Singapore in their Guinness World Record attempt. They are trying to raise awareness of the cruelty that’s involved in cosmetic testing and how LUSH does not test on animals and also do not condone it or support it in any way. All of the ingredients used at LUSH are purchased from sellers who do not test their raw ingredients on animals, unlike some other brands who claim to be cruelty-free yet have their raw materials tested on animals behind the façade.

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  • Melly (a friend, not me), helped my get some things from the YG eshop and I met up with her to collect them! Also met Yawen and managed to score stuff at the Accessorize sale!
  • Got a new coat of color at the salon

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  • Tried out Bull and Butcher and the food was quite good! Especially loved the Petit Tender and the Banana and Toffee tart. Recommended! But, do go in when you have lots of time to spare because the food took quite long to arrive. Service is so-so.
  • Went for tea with the family at Goodwoord Park! Seriously the durian mousse cake is to die for!
  • Finally submitted a proposal and it’s totally weight taken off my shoulders. It’s not the end of it though so still a little nervous but at least the first step has been taken..
  • The peony has been 80% finalized and I am so in love with it! Can I say more? NO hahaha.

Is this part of being an adult? I feel like now, there are so many things that I really cannot disclose. :/ Ok the last point is a choice but still. Like how I said in my previous post that my next post would be about *** but I haven’t put it up because I’m still waiting for clearance..hahaha.

Anyways, back to my project life! (Keep checking back for scoops~)
Melissa xx

Thankful Fridays: 12 July 2013

Review: LUSH Volcano Foot Mask

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Let’s start with a maybe too detailed explanation of how my feet are. They are extremely dry to the point where my feet will itch from the amount of dead skin build up. And because my footwear of choice is always Havianas flip-flops, dirt gets to my feet very easily and once it gets trapped between the lines, it takes a lot of effort to remove.

So a few days ago, I decided that it’s time to use my tub of Volcano Foot Mask. I’ve tried lots of highly raved foot masks and results have been mediocre, so naturally I didn’t expect too much of this. But, Volcano blew me away. It’s by far the BEST and most value for money foot mask I have ever tried. And it’s the one with the most natural ingredients! All the previous ones I’ve tried have all sorts of mysterious chemicals that make your skin peel off, yet isn’t as effective as Volcano.

WHAT IS IT:

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LUSH Volcano Foot Mask

LUSH employees will tell you to use half or the whole pot per treatment, but I found that about 1/4 of the tub was enough for a generous layer on both feet. On the pot it says to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I left mine on for about 40 minutes and all was good.

WHAT’S IN IT:

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Green= Natural, Black= Safe synthetics

WHY IT WORKS:

  • Kaolin and Bentonite are naturally occurring clays that draw out dirt and impurities.
  • Pumice adds to the exfoliating factor
  • Limeflower alleviates cramps, Cleaver reduces swelling.
  • Tomatoes, Papaya and Potatoes contain enzymes that  “eat” up dead skin. They are also brightening, helping to remove dark spots and fade scars.

Hear the LUSH founders talk about Volcano here.

HOW I USE IT:

  1. Spread a generous amount on  feet, wrap it up with clingwrap or regular plastic bags.
  2. Put on socks or bedroom slippers to secure the wrap.
  3. Chill out with favorite book or TV show for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Head to bathroom, remove socks and wrap, use some warm water to soften the now dried mask and massage with hands.
  5. Use pumice stone to scrub the mask all over feet. Remember your toes and top of feet too! Pumice stone AND pumice powder? Double effects!
  6. When satisfied with scrubbing (be careful not to over exfoliate, it will hurt!), rinse off everything with warm water, dry feet, enjoy new baby soft feet and the cool, tingly feeling from the mint in the mask for hours.

Follow up with a foot lotion; I recommend Fair Trade Foot Lotion by LUSH to complement and prolong the effects of the mask. Use Volcano 1-2 times a week to maintain baby smooth feet! Pumice stones can be found at Daiso for $2. You really don’t need any pricey “branded” pumice stones.

Volcano helped not only to smooth, soften and exfoliate my feet, it also got rid of the dirt trapped in between the lines. My feet felt very clean and refreshed afterwards.

WHERE TO BUY:

That’s about $4-$5 per use. By far the most inexpensive and most effective foot mask I’ve tried.

OVERALL:

Product: 5/5
Price: 5/5
Repurchase?: YES

Cheers to smooth feet!
Melissa

All images from http://www.lush.co.uk

Review: LUSH Volcano Foot Mask

Earth Hour 31/03/2012

So yesterday was when the whole world celebrated Earth Hour at 8:30pm their local time by turning off their lights, mobile phones, television, you name it. I didn’t honor this hour at home, but i did at work.

Lush Singapore staff were all decked out in earthy colors and floral prints to celebrate and we turned off our store lights at 8:30pm, and we exceeded the hour by keeping the lights off the entire time after that. The lights will only be turned on again at 9am later on April Fools’ Day!




Earth Hour 31/03/2012