Tuesday, December 4, 2012

LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub + LUSH Let the Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser (Holiday 2012) review + photos


          Holidays are full of good eats, both salty and sweet. Often, the warmest memories are constructed from the simple scents of repast: like the popcorn strung on a homemade garland or the steaming smell of baked goods from an oven. Today I'm sharing two such simple delights from the LUSH Holiday 2012 collection: LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub and LUSH Let The Good Times Roll facial cleanser.
          LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub is the perfect antidote to dry and peeling winter lips. It has a combination of sugar, salt, and fizzy candy granules that exfoliate skin; jojoba and coconut oil leave a moisturizing finish. The scrub itself has the buttery taste of movie theater popcorn.
            To use LUSH Popcorn, take a pinch of the product and apply it to slightly wet lips. Work it around your lips to smooth and moisturize the skin. I like to wash off the remaining product, but I suppose you could lick it off too! I like that LUSH Popcorn has a combination of salt, sugar, and pop rocks; it makes for a cooler texture and better scrub than sugar alone.

LUSH Popcorn Ingredients: Castor Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Fine Sea Salt (Sodium chloride), Corn Meal (Zea Mays), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Fizzy Candy (Isomalt, Lycasin, Carbon Dioxide), Flavour.
           I am loving LUSH Let The Good Times Roll facial cleanser. This brand new cleanser is conceptually similar to LUSH Buche de Noel cleanser, the crumbly, doughy cleanser that is a perennial fan favorite. LUSH Let the Good Times Roll is an exfoliating concoction of maize flour, polenta, and cinnamon that gives faces a fresh and polished look.



           LUSH Let the Good Times Roll facial cleanser looks, feels, and smells like dough. I've seen all sorts of descriptions regarding the scent, but generally people agree that it smells like baked goods. To me, it smells like a cinnamon-raisin loaf! To use the cleanser, take a pinch of the 'dough' and work it in between damp hands before applying it to the face. The milky cleanser doesn't really froth or bubble like a typical soapy cleanser. Small exfoliating granules of maize feel scrubby, but are gentle enough to use twice a day. After use, I'm left with glowing skin as a result of the exfoliation and moisturizing glycerine residue. Initially, I was skeptical as to whether LUSH Let the Good Times Roll would work well with my combination skin. I'm pleased to report that the gentle cleansing and exfoliation may work better for my winter skin than a deep cleanser.

LUSH Let The Good Times Roll Ingredients: Maize flour (Zea mays), Glycerine, Talc, Water (Aqua), Corn Oil (Zea Mays), Corn Meal (Zea Mays), Popcorn, Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Cinnamon Powder (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Fragrance. 
          LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub and LUSH Let The Good Times Roll facial cleanser are two salty, sweet, and scrubby items that will add joy to your holiday skincare routine. I'm enamored with both products and plan on using each down to the last crumb! Thanks for reading! What LUSH cleansers and lip scrubs have you tried? Do you change your cleanser when winter arrives? Have you ever strung popcorn on a string?

Love, Dovey.
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

24 comments:

  1. These look great! Is the Let the Good Times Roll's consistency similar to Lush's Dark Angel cleanser?

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for the comment! I have not tried Dark Angel, so I'm not sure, but it's a similar semi-solid state :)

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  2. Oh PersimmonsDecember 04, 2012

    I love popcorn and the lip scrub looks great!

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    1. Hi OP, Thanks! I do love a good bag of popcorn too :)

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  3. OMG!
    They look so delicious.

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  4. Wow let the good times roll looks like something I would like to try! I'm always hesitant buy seasonal skincare products if I'm going to really love them. :S How do you cope?

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    1. Hi KB, Thanks for the comment! I know what you mean about limited edition products; I think LUSH has similar-ish regular products that I'm hoping to replace this with when I run out. I've heard stories of people freezing LUSH Buche de Noel in their freezer so they'll have some year round :P

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  5. The facial cleanser seems very nice! I love bakery, tarts and stuffs so this might interests me :D

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    1. Hi Memoiselle, I love baked goods too, especially at this time of year :)

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  6. The popcorn lip scrub is amazing <3 It smells like butter haha!
    x

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    1. Hi Mishelle, Thanks for the comment! It's butter without the butter :)

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  7. Oh girl, you make me want to EAT these, not use them on my face!

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    1. Hi Sunny, LOL! Though... I did eat the 'real food' from these photos

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  8. oh my god, i want to eat them too - great products! :))

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  9. Wow, I really want to get both of these now!

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    1. Hi J, I hope you get to try them!

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  10. I don't use lip scrubs but this cleanser looks so fun! Want to smoooooosh it in the container, lol.

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    1. Hi Liz, haha, that's what ended up happening :D

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  11. Popcorn scrub--WHAT?!!! I NEED that. I love popcorn...it's definitely a staple in my diet haha! I think I'll give it a try (though I can't guarantee that I won't try to eat it :P)

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    1. Hi Becca, haha! I just had the good part of a bag just now :)

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  12. Mmmmm I originally had the Bubblegum lip scrub from Lush but I snapped up this one as soon as I saw it. I have tried licking it off and it was yummy! Lol

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    1. Hi Bethy, Bubblegum smells good too (and I like that it's pink!)

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