Monday, 12 September 2011

lip scrubs





Lush currently sell their lip scrubs in three different flavours - Mint Julips, Bubblegum and Sweet Lips. These sugar scrubs are super easy to make at home yourself, but it was the lovely scent that convinced me that I had to buy them from Lush!

The first lip scrub I bought was Bubblegum and there was a very good reason for it. It smells of Snow Fairy. You know that familiar candy pink, sweet, bubblegum smell? Well this delivers it. And what's better is that you can EAT IT. Yes, really! I also own Lip Dip (I got it in a Christmas gift box and I think it might only be available around Christmas time) which is a delicious lemon sherbert flavour and slightly more moisturising than exfoliating than Bubblegum is.

These sugar scrubs are simple to use, just rub them over your lips and the grainy sugar works as an exfoliator and instantly makes your lips nice and soft. I have really dry lips that I'm constantly biting (one of my bad habits!) which causes them to chap even more but when I use a sugar scrub they always feel really nice and soft. The product definitely works. It's a quick fix and it's also great for using before applying lipstick too because it creates a nice soft base to apply your lipstick on and, unlike other lip products, doesn't take a while to sink in before being able to apply lipstick over the top. Simply apply, leave for a minute, lick off (yum!) and voila... kissable lips!

However, there is a downside to this product. I tend to only use mine in the morning as I put my make up on, and again just before bed… The reason for this is because when applied it's not as invisible as a lip balm is and instead you're left with lots of little sugar grains all over your lips. These won't last for long (if you're anything like me you'll lick it off in no time!) but it's a bit inconvenient to apply in a public place and I'm always scared incase I end up walking around with a sugar coated mouth!

Despite this, I still really like the product. I don't think I would have actually bought it if it wasn't for the Snow Fairy scent, so when you combine the above point about not being wearable in public and the price tag of £4.95 it might not be suited to everyone. However if you're looking for something to make your lips instantly soft and don't apply lip balms in public often (or just don't mind having sugary lips) then this is worth trying. The pot lasts a long time too - after 6 months I'm not even half way through it!
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28 comments

  1. They sound great!! Would be perfect for me, I always get dry, chapped lips!!!
    X

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  2. I have the Bubblegum lip scrub, but in my Lush they were also doing a chocolate one! x

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  3. bubblegum is just the nicest thing ever, it just SMELLS SO GOOD. but I know what you mean about the sugary lips, it's like eating a doughnut and not being able to lick it off hahah!

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    ramz and the flock

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  4. i love these, and they do last forever- i've been using the same pot for about a year (really!) and there's still a little bit left in it. and i do use it on a daily basis. xx

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  5. i love them, they are so yummy, I have a chocolate one which is delish x

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  6. I love these! Currently using the Sweet Lips one and it smells so good! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  7. Really want to try these :) Sound yummy!X

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  8. I love their scrubs - I'll look out for lip dip at Christmas then, thanks!

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  9. I love a good lip scrub, but usually they have so many weird chemicals in them. I love Lush, I should totally check this out [or maybe make my own]. That sherbet flavor sounds pretty tempting...

    Lauren @ See Parrot

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  10. I really must get myself more LUSH!

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  11. I LOVE the Bubblegum flavour! I admit I do have a"little" taste of it during the process of scrubbing :) x

    http://thepamperedsparrow.blogspot.com/2011/09/b-is-forbichon-frise.html

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  12. I have Bubblegum, it's a life saver :)

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  13. I love this product I have the bubblegum one it tastes so yummy! The only thing is I usually wind up with some grains left around my mouth that I've missed and then people give me funny looks! :) X

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  14. I've seen Bubblegum when they've had testers out by the tills, love the snow fairy scent! Think these sound great for winter when the cold can be harsh on lips! x

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  15. seriously, I am loving these lush posts, I will be stocking up come pay day! You keep showing me things I actually need, my lips are constantly chapped, would love for them to be soft and moisturised for once!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  16. The Body Shop used to do a thing called "Lip Scuff" which was similar, and I've been looking for a replacement ever since they discontinued it - or at least stopped stocking it in my branch. Will have to check these out.

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  17. I usually love Lush products but I wasn't a fan on these, I found them a little too thick for me :( they are such a good idea though!

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  18. The quality of these photos makes the lip scrubs look amazing! I love any kind of scrub/exfoliant, so I might give these a try. Great review :)

    M.

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  19. This looks amazing! I'll definitely have a look for the lip scrubs next time I'm in lush xx

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  20. I really need to try out Lush all their products sound so divine, bubblegum sounds yummy.

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  21. I love the bubblegum lip scrub!I'm on my second pot now and the best part is definitely licking off the excess! Much love xo

    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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  22. I love lip scrubs but I haven't had one for ages, definitely need to buy one again for winter!

    Maria xxx

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  23. I've got a really bad habit of biting my lips too, to the point that they bleed, and they're always chapped, definitely think I'm going to try this! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  24. I've always thought about buying them but haven't, I think i'm going to now! x hivenn

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  25. I adore the chocolate and vanilla one!

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  26. I have the bubblegum one & love it. It really does make such a difference to your lips & tastes so nice. :)

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  27. Yay another Lush obsessed blogger! I so wanted to get lip dip but I all ready have three, I CANNOT let myself buy more!

    http://thewoollenmitten.blogspot.com/

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  28. I really need to get myself one of these! Thanks xx

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