WOW it’s been a busy week, and it’s only Tuesday!
To relax and unwind from a crazy day when I get home, I resort to little spa luxuries that make me feel renewed. Ice and jade rolling are big for me at the moment, and so are facemasks. I LOVE EM. Plus, there are millions of different types of facemasks out there, so there’s always a new one to try!
So part of the reason why I am writing this post is to fill y’all in on my new favorite moisturizing exfoliating facemask, Lush’s Don’t Look At Me mask.
As you can see, it is SUCH a gorgeous blue (and makes for really fun Snapchats to send your gals!) It smells amazing, moisturizes, exfoliates, and tones, so there’s really no downside to this mega-mask.
The Don’t Look At Me mask has ground rice in it to exfoliate when you wash it off, which feels quite lovely. To moisturize, it has organic silken tofu and murumuru butter, and lemon juice as a toner as an added bonus.
The only con listed on Lush’s website about this mask is that it’s too expensive, so that’s saying something. If there’s one thing I love, it’s a cheap beauty product, but usually more often than not cheap products are harmful to your skin. So for beauty products, I am a FIRM believer in splurging and treating yourself! (Even though everything in my gut is telling me to drop the $45 eye cream and hit up Rite Aid for a $6 knock-off!)
Speaking of treating yourself, the day I bought this facemask at the mall I was having the most lovely indulgence day. Don’t you just love days that are all about renewing yourself and getting yourself to feel all brand new and ready for the week? I bought new jeans from Madewell, got a new bra from the Urban sale rack, and then went to Lush and got a hand massage from the woman who was helping me pick out my products. It was a GREAT day.
So let’s talk more about this delightful mask. The sound that this mask makes when you stick your finger in it is that of froth from the heavens. It’s so whipped and frothy feeling that I literally want to apply it to my whole body, but that would be very expensive and I don’t have the time or money for that. (Okay, let’s be real. I’ve always got the time to apply a luscious facemask to my whole body, I just don’t have the cash!)
Their line of fresh masks is perishable, so you have to keep them in the refrigerator. Something about me loves that it’s perishable, it feels like a really fancy artisanal nut cheese or something. Plus, putting on a cold facemask is HEA.VEN.LY. HEAVENLY! It’s like nothing else.
QUICK UPDATE: while writing this post, I literally got so into talking about this mask that I had to put it on because I wanted to so badly. My skin was craving it! The only thing I can compare this to is watching cooking videos, and then whipping up a random meal because you feel super compelled to do so.
Anywho, one reason I love Lush is because of their firm stance against animal testing. Not only do they not test on animals, but they also actively campaign against animal testing. My only qualm with them is that they are not all vegan! It’s a little crazy to me. They go so far and beyond to protect laboratory animals from animal testing, yet still contribute to the exploitation of dairy cows and honey bees. Maybe one day they will go vegan, but for now I still enjoy the heck out of their animal product-free cosmetics. (But still Lush, come on, go vegan already!)
So reason 2 why I am writing this post is because I want to know what other Lush products you guys love! Ya girl recently got gifted a lovely Lush gift certificate, and being someone who loves loves LOVES Lush but doesn’t love spending loads of cash on perishable facemasks, I’m viewing this as my opportunity to ball out and try all those luxurious products that my cheap ass usually wouldn’t go for.
Let me know about any of your go-to Lush products, because I’m in the market for some new Lush goodies!
Talk to you all soon! ❤