LUSH, the “fresh handmade cosmetics” bath & body store with the great colors and scents, is the perfect place to stop for last minute little gifts and stocking stuffers. I am not immune to its siren song, and I stopped in last week when I was at the mall.
If you follow my blog, you may remember that I love all things hearts. So I had to have LUSH Santa’s Lip Scrub that is described on the jar as “cola flavored sugary scrub for a sweet polished pout”. My lips are soooo dry, and I needed a exfoliator since the DIY lip scrub I made a few months ago should be thrown out now. But to be honest, that’s not why I bought it. It’s for the red hearts, of course.
It is necessary to use Santa’s Lip Scrub while standing over the sink. The red sugar is crumbly because the formula is drier than I expected.
As a result, the little red hearts can end up all over your face and the sink. (That’s kind of a complaint, but nothing major.)
I rub it into my lips, the crystals make my dry flaky skin disappear, my lips look a little red because of the red coloring, and my lips feel soft again. LUSH instructs you to “lick it off”, but since that seems to defeat the purpose I don’t actually do that. By rubbing it on my lips, the extra crystals end up in my mouth anyway. The flavor is cherry cola-ish, but not very strong. I follow up with lip balm.
At $8.95 for 25g (a little jar), this is a perfect little gift for a girly girl or a heart lover of any age. Hopefully, LUSH will lose the “Santa’s” name and reissue this product in a couple of months for Valentine’s Day. But in case they don’t, buy some now. It’s super cute, a little messy, but it works.
Ingredients: natural ingredients and safe synthetics