The Syrian Refugee Crisis is one of the biggest problems in the world right now, with millions of Syrians leaving their country to start life anew. Unfortunately they aren’t as welcome in some places, with the stigma of terrorism attached to their ethnicity. However, Lush being the amazing humanitarian company that it is, wants to make the Syrian refugees plight easier. This is the target of their latest campaign, with 100% of the proceeds from every bar sold going to the Friendship Fund. The Friendship Fund is distributed to various organizations and charities to help the refugees arriving in North America. In store you can fill out a postcard that will be sent out to the arriving families. I must say, this is a brilliant effort to support, one that more companies should!
Hand of Friendship is a pink & gold shimmer bar of soap that looks like 2 hands embracing as in friendship, staying true to it’s name. As touching as the soap appears, it’s scent is just as unbelievably good. You get two main scent profiles from Hand of Friendship, a fruity-cherry scent, and a chocolate-marzipan. They combine to create the most mouthwatering fragrance, one reminiscent of chocolate-covered cherries, cherry coke, and creamy marzipan.
This soap is conveniently sized to fit in the palm of your hand and very easy to use, you won’t have to worry about dropping this! It lathers very well, and leaves your skin ultra soft. Unfortunately, I did have a problem with Hand of Friendship. When being used, you get an ultra-strong generic soap scent with a hint of cherry. That creamy marzipan and chocolate note just disappears, and it begins to smell like soap in a doctors office. Luckily your skin is perfumed with the cherry scent and not the generic soap!
Each bar is $5.95 and can be purchased in store or online here.
I think it’s safe to say that Lushies all across the U.S. and Canada were a little disappointed in this year’s Valentine’s Day range. There were so many favorites from last year that were cut, like the Floating Flower bath bomb and Heart Throb bubbleroon. You could practically hear the hearts breaking across the country over the loss of the Love Locket bath bomb! 😦 However, even with the smaller line-up, Lush really outdid themselves. After viewing all the products at my local store, from the Kiss lip balm to the majestic Unicorn Horn bubble bar, this soap was the star of the show.
Roses All The Way is an adorable heart-shaped bar of soap with a rosey pattern. Each bar is handpainted a pinky-red shade, an homage to The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Now they could’ve just sold the little rose soaps by themselves, but since this is Lush we’re talking about, of course they had to go and make this product even cuter. In the shops, you’ll find these sitting on top of a heart shaped piece of green soap, to make it appear as though you’re picking a rose right off the bush! That display really sold me on picking one of these up.
Sharing the same fragrance as the Rosy Cheeks fresh face mask, Roses All The Way has a powdery rose scent. It’s nice and light, on the fresher side of most floral fragrances. Fresh rose infusion, rose oil, and rose syrup all combine to create this wonderful soap.
While this lathered well and was easy to use, the color does fade to a light baby pink. Still beautiful of course, just something to be aware of. I also found that this dried out my skin a bit, but it’s totally worth it. Just top it off with a nice lotion and you’re good! You can stop by your local shop and pick one out yourself or order online from the UK here and the US here. Each bar is $7.95 and well worth the value. Valentine’s Day may be tomorrow, but it’s never too late to stop and smell the roses!
This is a new segment I’m starting (hey, new year, new things, am I right?) where I’ll do a quick pictorial of a look and the product I’m spotlighting. For the first post, it’s Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadow in Puppy Love! ❤
When creating this look I wanted to play up the pinky-gold shift in Puppy Love, so I decided to do some rose-gold toned eyeshadows. Naked 3 is the perfect palette to pair with this shadow, but you could also highlight the champagne-ness with the original Naked palette.
To start, prep your eyes with an eyeshadow primer. My personal favorite is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion; Too Faced and Smashbox have some great ones too. Use Limit on your lid, and gently blend out past your crease. Using Nooner, gently shade the outer portion of your lid. This will create depth in the overall look. Lightly use it in the crease as well, blending out gently. Line your lash line with Liar, and highlight the brow bone with Strange. Now the fun part! Using your finger, gently pat Puppy Love on the center of your lid. The pink shift in this shadow pairs really well with this look, and adds that much needed pop of shimmer. Apply your favorite mascara and eyeliner, your normal foundation routine, and boom! you’re done. 🙂 Only $5, you can purchase Puppy Love on Colourpop’s site here, and check out my review on Puppy Love here.
Colourpop Puppy Love Super Shock Shadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Buxom Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero