Monday, 27 May 2013

Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub

Hiya lovelies!

So this time last year, I could not have cared less about lipsticks, I wore lip balms, lip stains and lip glosses, but growing up seeing my grandma wearing lipstick, I had always stayed clear of these, as I somehow associated them with older ladies! How wrong was I?! 

Since entering the world of beauty blogging, I think that I have collected more lipsticks than any other product, with the majority being shades of pink, and I only have this conversation too often...

It usually goes a little something like this...

Me: ' Oh everybody has been raving about this new lipstick, I think I'll have this shade!'
The other Half: 'But that looks just like the one you bought last week! You don't need it! Save your money!' 
Me:'Yes but this one is by (insert brand), not (insert other brand), so they are completely different! And I so need it!'

The thing is, he is probably right, they are all just different versions and shades of the same product, but a girl can never have too many lipsticks, right?! 

And of course the perfect lip is never complete without the perfect scrub to prep the area beforehand. Nobody wants to see lipstick over dry, flaky lips, but unfortunately that has been me for the past few months. So after seeing great reviews on the oh-so-popular lip scrubs from Lush Cosmetics, and the irritability from my poorly conditioned lips, I headed out to Lush to try one out for myself!

And I could not be happier that I did!

This product is available in 3 flavours, Popcorn, Mint Julips and Bubblegum, and can be purchased here for £5.25 at the Lush Cosmetics Website. They can also be purchased instore, though be warned, it's tough to come out with just one product. I went for the Popcorn lip scrub, as Mint Julips didn't particularly interest me, and I figured that I would overuse the Bubblegum flavour.

This product tastes amazing, not too sweet, for me anyway, but perfect for licking the excess off, don't worry, your supposed to do this. After my usual morning routine, cleansing, exfoliating, etc, I apply my Popcorn lip scrub, exfoliate the area until soft, and then use a warm flannel to rub off the excess, I find that a warm flannel helps to soften the lips further, I then place a generous amount of lip balm to my lips and allow to sink in whilst I apply the rest of my makeup, leaving a perfectly soft base for when I'm ready to apply my lipstick. If I feel that my lips are still a little dry in the evening, I'll reach for a little more of this lip scrub, but this time I will lick the excess off, well that's what your supposed to do, right?! 

At first, I did not see any results, although my lips were in pretty poor condition, but after much persistence and daily application, I have seen great results from this lip scrub. My lips are so much smoother, my lipstick applies much better and there is no flaking or drying to be seen. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who also has problems with dry, flaky lips, or is looking for a lip scrub in general.

One of the things that I love most about Lush products, is that they each have an individual sticker (see last image) stating exactly who your product was made by, when they made it and when the product needs to be  used by, I think this is such a cute touch!

They are also preservative free, limited edition and are suitable for vegans! What's not to like?!

Have you tried any of the Lush Lip Scrubs? Or have you found any other lip scrubs that work well?

Love Abbie x

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