Archive for November 30th, 2008

Lush Reviews and Updates

As I stare in awe that it’s Dec 1 tomorrow, I would like to distract myself with a few reviews of some stuff I’ve recently tried, including an update on the caca hair dye.


I am bringing my review to a 2/5 because not only did this stuff end up washing out of my hair, but it also dyed a small section of my hair green.  A strip test wouldn’t have helped either, because this hair is shorter than my other layers and I’m not entirely sure what else would make this hair more “accepting” of the green tinge?  Anyway, I can only see it when I immediately dry my hair before styling, so it’s not a big deal, nor is it a big chunk of hair, it’s maybe the width and height of 2 toonies.  I wouldn’t use this again.  I put the other half of the bar in a drawer and the smell bothered me so much I had to put the bag under the sink in the kitchen and I can STILL smell it.  So I’ll be throwing it out. The smell is too ingrained with a bad experience for me to use it again.  It’s too bad that this stuff comes only in an $18 block, because if you only use half, the other half is a waste (if you don’t like it).

The next product is the Gold Frankincense and Beer Shower Jelly that I bought at the same time as the caca.  I paid $6.67 before tax for a jelly brick of this stuff:

beerThis stuff smells delicious.  It’s not quite a beer smell, it’s sort of like pop?  Almost a root beer smell.  Lovely. It’s sort of weird to work with though, as you have to sort of break off a bit and smash it into a loofah to use it.  It’s got the consistency of jello, which is a bit mind-challenging for me when I first wake up.  You have to leave it in a container, otherwise it will just melt with water.  It’s sort of a pain in the ass to grab it, grab a loofah, open the container, break a bit off, put the lid on, put it back, and then smash the jelly into the loofah without dropping anything.  The smell is somehow less potent than I’d expect in the shower, yet it it quite perfect on the skin when you get out.  The smell doesn’t really last all day, but I think you might continually notice it throughout the day if you just try it as a new smell.  I’d say this gets a 3/5 if you’re buying it for yourself, and a 4/5 (for inconvenience, but it’s a wonderful treat) as a gift.

I’m going to to review the Lush solid shampoo a little later (because I lurv it), but I think it deserves a longer post to itself.

Now I am off to lay down and try to work off the last part of my sickness. Bleh!

November 2008
30 collective fashion consciousness.