Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ultrabland by LUSH

Hello everyone! I hope you are all wonderful. Can I confess? I just haven't been in the blogging mood. I'm sure it's a combination of things, and I'm trying to break free of it. There's just so much going on, without a whole lot going on, if that makes any sense. Maybe I mean there's just so much going on in my head. I've got lots of reasons to be down about what's happening in my life, but I also have reasons to be positive as well. Lots of family issues are dragging me down right now, plus not having a car or a job. Did I mention my wisdom teeth are starting to show? Which means I'm going to have to get them pulled soon. So many little things, and I just need to stop seeing them from such a negative perspective. But it's difficult.

I need to focus my energy on this blog, I really do. It's one of the only things I've got going. But I've just been so bummed about things that I don't feel like it. Sigh. But okay. Enough with the pity party. If you read this far in, I commend you. I just had to get that off my chest. I DO have something good for you all today.

First off, I have SO many road trip pictures I haven't posted, but instead of sharing all of them with you, I'll post some for a few weeks for my Photo Friday. So with that being said, check out this wonderful product I purchased from LUSH a few weeks ago!

Ingredients: Almond oil, rose water, beeswax, honey, fresh iris extract, glycerine, rose absolute, tincture of benzoin, methylparaben, propylparaben

This classic LUSH cleanser is to die for if you're searching for an end of the day take-all-my-makeup-off product. It's thick, creamy, and it leaves your skin feeling silky and alive. LUSH calls this product "anything but bland". Here's their description.

"A hugely popular cult product, Ultrabland is a thick, rich emulsion of essential oils, honey and beeswax to take off any make up or residue that has built up on your face throughout the day. Unlike most make up removers, Ultrabland leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished, thanks to soothing rosewater and iris flower extract. Suitable for all skin types, Ultrabland is a classic LUSH cleanser coveted by staff and customers alike for it’s effectiveness. Not so bland after all, is it?"

Although it's a cleanser, I personally use it as a makeup remover at night. And trust me when I say this is the most gentle makeup remover you will ever have the pleasure of using. The rose water in Ultrabland is extremely gentle and great at reducing redness, so anyone can use this product, no matter what skin type you have! I did notice a few negative reviews on the website claiming its too greasy. When applied, it is, but once you remove the cleanser, the beeswax locks in moisture, leaving your face feeling fresh and smooth. And removing it is key. This is not the type of cleanser you can just rinse off with water. You really must wipe it off with a damp cloth, otherwise it stays on your face. It's like a refreshing glass of water for your face! Your face will thank you.

You don't have to use a huge amount to get great results. It says on the website to use a quarter-sized amount, but I usually use about half that, and it works great. A little goes a long way here. And it truly does remove ALL of your make-up and any dirt from your daily grind. For me specifically, it's even gentle enough to use around my eyes when I have light eye makeup on.

Have I stressed enough that I love this product? I will definitely be purchasing this again. Oh wait? I'm going to LUSH later tonight. They have so many goodies, I just can't help myself. Tonight I'll be purchasing their Dark Angels cleanser, which is supposed to help with blemishes, breakouts, and clogged pores. I'll let you all know how it works.

Have a great day!

xx Jess


Jessica said...

i have yet to try lush!!

Bravoe Runway said...

Oh this definitely sounds like an amazing product. I've had only tried the bath bombs but this sounds like something to put on my list :) You'll find your blogging motivation soon enough!

Bonnie said...

I am borderline obsessed with Lush products. I could eat them.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Jenny Rosso said...

I love Lush bath bombs but I have never tried their skincare range.. Guessing I should now!xx

GlamorousMama said...

I am on a Lush kick right now! I wish I had a store near me though!

Thanks for the post

Now following you
xoxo Janelle

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hey Jessica! I've heard of LUSH, but I've never tried it. This looks really good. Will definitely have to order some of their products girl. Each day, do what you feel like doing. If you don't feel like blogging, don't do it. With added pressure and problems from family members it's hard to get in a groove. Take a little at a time. Map out a part of the day to look for a job and a separate part for blogging etc. That way it doesn't consume you. I understand how you feel Jessica. When a lot of things are on my shoulders, I have to take a step back and regroup. Take a breather. If you need to talk you can always email me girl