I won this Hello Gorgeous Gift Set (retails for $39.95) from Lush Cosmetics at an event I attended a couple months ago and finally had some time to try it all out during the last few weeks.
This was my first time trying Lush products, so I was pretty stoked. I had heard good things about Lush, they care about the environment, are against animal testing and use fresh ingredients amongst other things.
But I must admit, after reading the labels on the products I was a little disappointed. All of the products in the Hello Gorgeous Set have Fragrance, which we all know is "code" for "a whole bunch of chemicals." You can refer to my post about what fragrance really means HERE. I also found sodium laureth sulphate, a few parabens, artificial dyes and a ton of synthetics...
So remember just because a brand looks and sounds GREEN, doesn't mean they are!What's included in the Hello Gorgeous Gift Set?
Vanilla Dee-Lite 100g
It's light, non greasy and smells great, like vanilla. I found that it absorbs well and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft.
Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub 100g
It has a fresh floral scent. It doesn't lather very well. It exfoliates, removing dead skin and leaves it feeling soft and refreshed.
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter 15g
It's thick and smells like lemons. Like any other kind of butter, you don't have to use a lot to get good coverage. It leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. You can use it on any rough skin!
Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer 15g
It's light and non-greasy. The scent of orange blossom is a little to strong for my taste. Skin felt smooth and soft after application and even looked a little brighter.
Sakura Bath Bomb 180g
I liked this product the best because it's scent was very light and fresh, very relaxing. It reminds me of when I take my clothes out of the washer and it smells so fresh and clean hahaha. Like any other bath bomb, it fizzed! It left my skin moisturized. Visually, water does not change colour.
The Comforter Bubble Bar 100g
Its aroma is sweet and relaxing (black current). I used this 100g bubble bar for one bath, so it made a ton of bubbles that lasted a long time. My skin felt soft and moisturized. Visually, the bubble bar dyes the water a vibrant purple/pink. Once I got out of the tub I realized that not only did it dye my skin pink, but also my tub! Eek, too much artificial dye?!