Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Apparently I was in a total stupor when I wrote this post and my brain mixed Lush, the maker of the lovely shampoo bars and amazing bath bombs, and Kiehl's, another of my cosmetic-maker crushes into one happy store.
Sooo, edited for accuracy (million thanks to Erin):
Rosie and I wandered into Lush a while back, trying to escape the rain downtown. We sniffed bath bombs, admired sparkly lotion and one of the employees indulged us to a hand treatment.
Somehow the bright 20 something also talked me into buying soap and conditioner bars. The amazing jasmine smell of the shampoo bar lured me into saying yes. Still, I came home thinking, weird.
Now I'm in love with my shampoo and conditioner bars. They're easy to use - 5 strokes in my hair with the shampoo bar and I'm all suds. Conditioner bar takes about 8 strokes, still efficient and very effective. The employee had said the bar would last longer than a medium bottle of shampoo. Beyond skeptical I just nodded, but it turns out she's right, the bar lasts a long time. And super bonus, they are so easy to travel with. Pop them in the little tin, drop them in my bag and off I go. No issues with how many ounces of liquid they are or concerns that the pressure of travel will cause leaking.
The shampoo bar is gentle and it doesn't seem to strip my hair. It feels as good as Dr. Bronner's soap on my hair without all the mess and crazy messaging. Check out the bar, you might become a convert, too. Also, grab a few of the amazing bath bombs while you're at it.
From the other part of my cosmetic-crush brain:
I've been a fan of Kiehl's products for a long time. I'm not sure they're super natural, but they smell and feel better on my skin than most beauty products. Their lip gloss tops my list, you'll probably love it, too.