I was invited into the Lush Aberdeen store to have a wee gander around the Lush Christmas range. Now, as a naturally long serving Lush fanatic, I am obsessed with the Lush Christmas range (I’ve included some photos of my favourite christmas picks) and patiently wait for it every single year, but I wanted to talk a little more about the Lush Naked Range.
Since going vegan last year, I’ve become a lot more aware of not only cruelty free products but I’ve also become much more interested in my environmental impact. A huge part of being vegan for me does boil down to my environmental impact so the more I’ve been looking into it, the more I’ve been thinking about the ways I can cut down on the amount of plastic/packaging I use. We’ve even started doing stupid little things like not buying pre-packed fruit and vegetables (something that I never even really thought twice about before).
So, when I got into Lush last weekend and I was told about the Naked range I was immediately intrigued. Although quite a few of the lush products come without packaging like the bath bombs, moisturising bars, bubble bars, massage bars, bath melts and so on, the usual shower gels and moisturisers do come in recyclable packaging. More for customer convenience than anything I guess. I feel like we all assume that it is much more convenient for us to buy something in a plastic bottle, than to buy something without packaging. But, if half of us bought the naked shower gels as opposed to the bottled ones, we’d reduce the number of Lush bottles going into landfill by 2.6 million… which is madness.
The Naked range is essentially a lot of my favourite Lush scents, but without packaging… aka a Berry Berry Christmas shower gel without any packaging on the product whatsoever. Lush kindly gifted me a few products to try and share with you all.
No, this is not soap. Even though it very much looks like it and you use it in same way. Soaps have different base ingredients to shower gels. Basically, all Lush have done is removed the excess water from their liquid shower gels to give you a Naked shower gel. This is like fruity Christmas heaven, but the reason I love this is because I’m not wasting as much product. I’m always that person who squeezes too much out or ends up missing my body as I’m trying to lather myself with product. This solves that problem for me. I’d 100% buy these naked shower gels, and will be stocking up soon particularly as I’ve spied that they have a Twilight naked shower gel….
Snow Fairy is my FAVOURITE lush scent ever. I don’t even really know why, because I usually hate sweet smells but for some reason this just gives me all the joy. I’m not a huge advocate of moisturising, mainly because I am super lazy (and can never be bothered) but I loved the appeal of being able to sit in my nice cosy warm bath and lather myself in this, and then wash away the excess oily greasy-ness. You can also use this in the shower if you don’t have a bath, but I save it for the pampering of a bath.
Twilight is one of my new favourite scents at Lush, anything even remotely lavender related is dreamy for me. I’m all for Lavender essential oils and the French Kiss bubble bar is my go-to if I’ve had a stressful week and I need to relax. I was keen to try this as I have used the massage bars in the past, and LOVED them. I just prefer the texture of these on my skin to creams. If you’re a fan of the Sleepy cream but can’t be bothered applying it, then you should definitely use this. The scent seems to be a lot more lost lasting on the skin, and it’s filled with a glittery shimmer powder to add a matte finish and lock in the moisture…what more could a girl ask for!?
This is my first experience of really using a lip scrub. I’ve used one of the sugary textured ones before and to be honest… it wasn’t for me. So I really quite excited to use this as it isn’t as harsh as the usual scrubs. I also thoroughly enjoyed the fact it didn’t leave a sugary layer on my lips that I had to wash off. It’s just much more user friendly for me than the potted ones. It’s exfoliating and moisturizing, so perfect for someone like me that uses matte liquid lipsticks far too often.
If you’d like to read more about the Christmas range – go have a little look at some of my fellow Aberdeen blogger’s posts, here are some of their links…