Sep 21, 2012

Lush haul, Catastrophe Cosmetic review

Yes, another Lush haul and yes I have turned into a Lush addict.

This time, I placed an order with and my order came by UPS within a couple of days.

So happy to see my parcel at the door when I came home from work(yes, living in a small town has its advantage. We don't have to be at home at time of delivery and parcels would be left at our doorstep. I wouldn't dare to do this if we live in a city)

My haul this time contains mostly bubble bars. I ordered the Tea Tree Water which wasn't closed tightly at the time of being packed and it leaked 3/4 into the box

When I took out the bubble bar one by one, I was wondering where the moisture came from. Then I realized it was from the Tea Tree Water.......

Opened the bottle and it only got 1/4 left :(

Lucky that the bubble bar, bath melt and my tub of shower gel was unharmed. They were packed with sealed plastic covers. But I did notice my Comforter bubble bar melt a little with the moisture and I could see the dark pink crumbles breaking apart.

I quickly called 1-800 Lush number and was speaking to a very helpful associate( I was so impressed to be connected so quickly. These days, who isn't put on hold forever to speak to a real person on the phone?!) I explained to her about my order and how the tea tree water leaked all over the box and into one of my bubble bar. She apologized for my order and would be sending the two items out to me right away. 

So besides the little hiccup on my order, here is my order: 

Tea Tree Water (a toner, which I heard is amazing for oily skin)
Comforter Bubble Bar
Two Timing Tart Bubble Bar
Yuzu and Cocoa(I got this last time and it is an amazing bubble bar. I used half for 1 bath and it is very creamy and moisturizing. Smell amazing. Very citrusy and a little bit of coconut)
Green Bubble Bar(same idea as the Yuzu and Cocoa. Easy to separate into halves)
Creamy Candy Bubble Bar
Party On shower gel(it is with the Retro collection, meaning it was discontinued and it is so popular that they brought it back)

Since my Comforter bubble bar was partly "moist" so I decided to use it up before it gets mouldy. It is a pretty big bar and I crumbled into 4 chunks and used 1/4. It smells amazing and the bubbles. Oh my, like crazy bubbles. Turned the bath water into pink. Not as moisturizing as Yuzu and Coca though. Not sure if it's because I only used 1/4 of the bar. But still, it is an amazing bar and know it is going to be a stable item with my Lush stash.

With my last order, I bought the Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask.

A fresh face mask with tons of blueberries packed

this is what it looks like at its last leg( it only has 2 weeks to use up and I'm at the end of the two weeks and you can see the mask is starting to dry up)

Excuse the awkward me with the mask on. I just want to show you guys the blueberries.

As this is a fresh face mask with no preservatives, I need to put the mask in the refrigerator. Usually the fresh face mask has 2 weeks to be used up. I didn't expect I would love this mask so much. It is made for acne-prone skin and claims to calm skin and also as a preventative mask. I started to use the mask after that time of the month as I usually break out more around that time. I use the mask every other day and started to notice the difference within the first week. It got rid of the redness around the few spots. You could almost see the redness gone as you are washing off the mask. Since I had to use it up within the 2 weeks, I use it very regularly and it did not dry out  or irritate my skin as most facial masks or scrubs do. The smell is amazing. It was funny the first night I used the mask, my dog was sniffing my face afterwards and he later on went into the bathroom to sniff some more. The amazing blueberry scent linger on in the bathroom for days. 

I will be heading home to Toronto in a couple of weeks and will definitely visit the Lush store to get another one and possibly the Love Lettuce mask to try. As much as I would like to stock up, I can't. I wonder if I could store them in the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge the day before I plan to use it. 


  1. Love the bubble bars you got! I must try the next time I go, loved the haul:)

    1. I'm totally addicted to their bubble bars. What a great way to end the day with a relaxing scented bath!

  2. I love LUSH...I haven't tried that fresh face mask before but I just might have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my blog...i'm following yours now too :)

    1. I am just recently addicted to Lush and now totally understand what the hype is all about. Definitely going to repurchase this mask and try others.

      Thanks for visiting and following, so sweet of you :)

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    1. Nice to have a fellow Canadian visiting! Thanks for following, following you back :)

  4. Now I really want to try that Catastrophe Cosmetic mask but it doesn't look like you can get it online. :-( the nearest Lush store is far, far away.

  5. mm I love creamy candy, it smells so good! LUSH has excellent customer service, which is always great to know because if anything does go wrong (like your tea tree toner spilling) they will rectify the situation immediately.

  6. Yay! I adore Lush's products, you are so lucky that they have good customer service and are sending replacements. It will be a lot better to go into the store and see and smell, I love the bath bars best :)