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Weekend goodies: LUSH, Target

April 14, 2014
LUSH purchases
LUSH purchases

Yep, more purchases! It’s a more modest haul, but I got some fun things. We had beautiful weather this weekend here in Seattle and while walking around I visited Lush and Target to browse and pick up some basics.

LUSH The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask
LUSH The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask

The first thing I knew I wanted to get from Lush was another mask. It’s been a while since I had one and I’m going to be traveling in about 3 weeks, so I have the perfect amount of time to use one last pot before leaving. The Sacred Truth is one of my absolute favorites, and luckily they had it in stock. It’s a moisturizing and brightening mask and my skin really enjoys it. [Full review]

LUSH Dream Steam Toner Tab
LUSH Dream Steam Toner Tab

Another product I had in mind was the Dream Steam toner tablet, another product that I’ve tried before. This is a toning treatment that you drop in hot water and steam into your face, and it’s perfect to use right after a mask. The tablet is preservative-free, but once you dissolve it you can use the water for a couple more days (keep it in the fridge) as more of a normal toner. This both cleansed my pores and moisturized my skin, and I was super impressed so I’m back for more. This is another case where I thought it’d be perfect to use it right before some traveling. [Full review]

LUSH Herbalism facial cleanser
LUSH Herbalism facial cleanser

I’m running out of my Aqua Marina facial cleanser, and so it was a good time to try a new pot of cleanser. Back in the early winter, I had told a sales associate that I was interested in trying out a few of their cleansers and she helped me develop a game plan based on the seasons: Aqua Marina in winter, Herbalism in spring, and Dark Angels in the summer. I’m excited to try this one, and it also occurred to me that having a solid cleanser like the ones from Lush would be good for traveling. No spilling.

LUSH Herbalism facial cleanser
LUSH Herbalism facial cleanser

Herbalism smells really nice and is very green! Lush advertises that this is good for oily, blemish-prone skin, but it seems really gentle to me.

LUSH Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar
LUSH Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar

This last bit is something I didn’t actually purchase yet but a sample the sales associate I was speaking with offered me. I was taking a look at the shampoo and conditioner bars, thinking (again) that they’d be perfect for traveling with. I’ve never tried them before, and the sales associate was able to demonstrate how little you need for one use and told me a bit about the different varieties. I ended up with Squeaky Green just because it was one they had already broken up into sample pieces, so it’s not necessarily the one I would have purchased, but I’m excited to give it a try.

LUSH Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar
LUSH Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar

Here’s my little piece, about 1/4 of a full size. The full bars are round and look sort of like cookies.

Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel
Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

At Target, I didn’t have any particular products I was out to buy but just slowly browsed. One thing I’ve been looking out for is a new tinted brow gel, as my Jane Iredale PureBrow gel is definitely past its 3-month mark. I really liked PureBrow, but it’s expensive ($17). This Sonia Kashuk tinted brow gel caught my eye because it only costs $5.99. There’s only one color available and the package doesn’t even list a shade name, though. Normally I go for “blonde” brow products. This one looks a little darker than what I’ve been using, but it didn’t look too red-toned so I decided it was worth a try.

Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel
Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

Once I got it home I was able to see that while it is a little darker than my PureBrow in Blonde, the color is more similar that I thought. I hope this one’s good, as it’s so easily available (don’t have to order it online) and very reasonably priced. It has a lot of the same good qualities as some of the higher-end options, too: it includes algae extract to condition brow hairs, and it’s cruelty-free.

I’ll be trying these products out over the next few weeks and will let you know how it goes. Hope you had a great weekend! Did you do any shopping?

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