Girls Night In With Lush…

Lush BB Seaweed Review Belfast

Any ‘girls night in’ is usually guaranteed to be a hoot but when it includes my 10 year old daughter’s version of a mama-daughter pamper-party it’s sure to include mess, giggles, plenty of ridiculous selfies (as you can see from below) and of course a face masks!

Combining a few fun hours with my mini bestie (& testing out new beauty products) is such a treat for relaxing on those fabulous Friday nights that mark the end of a busy week. Of course to add to the excitement, it was my debut testing of the Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask. How exciting gals! 😀

Fancy finding out more? Then let’s get started…

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On what was my third visit to the very lively Lush Belfast store I was warmly welcomed by yet another cheery customer advisor who just so happened to be a mini guru on skin care. Unfortunately I couldn’t catch her name or I’d have given her a quick shout out, however she was so incredibly helpful & knowledgeable of the products on offer. I have to admit Lush is one of the very few shops I consistently depart from feeling so much cheerier than when I go in . Whatever magical formula they use to select and educate their staff it works wonders – they’re all so darn happy! Then again, who wouldn’t be skipping to work if it looked anything like this?…

 Lush Display

(Lush Oxford Street Display)

After a 10 minute chat with my Lush face mask guru it was determined that I was a BB Seaweed kinda girl. Now I have to admit ladies, when the assistant first introduced me to the little pot of greyish coloured goop it most definitely wasn’t love at first sight… a concoction of British coastal seaweed smeared all over my face? Hmmm. Bang goes my dream of a delightfully tropical scented fruity fusion from some far flung corner of the Carribean *sigh* HOWEVER, being a newbie (and in the supple hands of an expert) I thought I’d take her word for it and wisely invest…  whilst all the time secretly hoping it was every bit as good as what she claimed it would be!

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What Lush Say about the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask: 

A calming fresh face mask with fresh seaweed, ground almonds, rose absolute and aloe vera to soothe and soften the skin. We also use rosemary oil for its regenerative qualities, kaolin to remove any excess dirt or oil, and millet flakes to gently exfoliate away dead skin as you scrub it off. To use, smooth a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

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First things first: like any of the Lush Fresh Face Mask range it’s essential you keep these little pots refrigerated. You’ll also notice a ‘Use By’ date labelled on the tub, so do ensure you use it up before that date. Because it’s stored in such a cool climate, applying the mask initially feels intensely cold on the skin and although I’m not a fan of teeth chattering environments this feels so incredibly soothing and not at all uncomfortable… if anything I wanted it to stay as cool as possible be as my skin seemed to really enjoy the cold sensation.

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In terms of aroma, thankfully it doesn’t smell anything like the old pile of seaweed I imagined it to honk off. It’s most definitely not an offensive smell but is in fact quite a distinctive clay based aroma. Considering that I only kept it on for 10-15 minutes it really wasn’t an issue… even for someone as fussy about fragrances as I am! However if you are quite sensitive to smells I’d recommend dabbing a little flavoured lip balm just at the base of your nostrils to help distract from the sea/clay mineral scent!

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The consistency of the product is naturally quite thick. As it contains chunks of seaweed it does feel a little lumpy when smearing the initial layer on, however I’d highly recommend applying with a clean spatula. It’ll certainly spare your hands from getting smothered & stops any transference of bacteria from hands to tub or face – especially as there’s enough product for multiple uses!

 Lush BB Seaweed Review

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As the minutes ticked by, I could feel the product begin to set. That beautiful ice cold sharpness slowly began to fade as the magic ingredients worked their magic on my weary pores. It’s not often I (if ever) I’ve felt a mask actively working on my skin, but I could really feel my skin absorbing the goodness of the minerals. After 15 gorgeous relaxing minutes, I dully plodded my way to the bathroom to reluctantly wash my seaweed covered face clean. The Lush assistant also recommended that I washed it off using small massaging circular motions to ensure an extra deep clean – wow, she wasn’t wrong as it felt amazing.

After dabbing my face dry with a towel & inspecting the results in the mirror I was in shock… gone was my blotchy red patches that had looked tired and worn-out less than 20 minutes earlier. Hello velvety soft smooth skin that had an even tone & glorious fresh glow. It actually looked how skin SHOULD look… healthy.

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I’ve already recommended the Lush BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask to quite a few of my friends who are now converted fans of it. Considering I’d probably get 3 or 4 uses out of this little tub, £6.50 is exceptionally good quality for such impressive results. It may seem small but it definitely packs a surprising punch in terms of how much sea-weedy goodness it holds.

Realistically this has to take the crown for the most impressive face mask I’ve used to date. If you haven’t tried it then don’t resist temptation, give yourself a treat you will not regret it one bit!

*click here* to check out the range of face masks & other goodies via the Lush UK website.

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Have you tried the Lush Fresh Face Mask range? What’s your favourite beauty essentials for a girly night in? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below! As always have a super weekend – we surely will as Emma celebrates her 10th Birthday on Sunday *woo hoo* Bring on pressies, cards & cake gallore!

Cheerio chums…

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(and Emma xo) 🙂

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69 thoughts on “Girls Night In With Lush…

  1. Aw, I love those mama daughter pamper party nights in. And you just can’t beat Lush! I can’t walk past that shop without being hooked in by its alluring aromas! I must arrange something with my daughter soon… Life gets in the way sometimes and it’s the small but meaningful things like this that are forgotten!

    I think I might stop by Lush today! Thanks, Karen 🙂 Xxxx

    Ps; You’re daughter is beautiful! (Like her mummy!)

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    • Awwwwwh Amanda, what a lovely, lovely comment to read ❤ Yes, mama-daughter pamper time is a whole lotta fun, especially when a fab lush face mask is involved 😉 hehe Hope you get to have a wee treat night with your little girl too huni! I'm sure she'll love it 😀 Thanks again chum, you never fail to say such lovely things XXXXXXXX

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  2. Extend my birthday greetings to Emma! Oh, we’re both Libra. 🙂
    Haven’t tried any Lush products yet but really would want to. Aside from the dry shampoo that I’m eyeing, I would have to take a look at their masks. 🙂

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  3. You two look lovely all covered in sea weed!
    I don’t know if Lush do this in the UK, but here you can get a free mask every time you return five of their black pots for recycling. Such a great idea.
    Hope you enjoy the birthday celebrations: any elaborate cake plans?

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  4. That Seaweed mask looks awesome! That’s awesome and so much fun to have girls night in with Lush and Emma!! Super cute 🙂 the smell of Lush smells so good, it makes you want to buy everything!! Happy 10th birthday to Emma!!!! I hope she’ll have a great day xoxoxo

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      • I know it must be bittersweet. My best friend’s baby is only 15 months but every few weeks when I see her I always talk about how she is growing too fast and needs to stop! I can’t imagine how I will feel with my own future children! I hope you all have a fab celebration today 🙂

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      • Yep, bittersweet is the perfect description Jamie!! Oh you do notice it huuuugely at that age as they develop and grow super quick!! Before you know it she’ll be getting measured up for school uniforms… it’s literally that quick! lol Thanks so much huni, it was indeed a fab wee day 🙂 XXXX

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  6. I have yet to try any lush products. Everyone raves about them, but I have yet to take the plunge, and I think part of that has to do with the fact that a lot of the products you have to refrigerate, and the fact that I have a whole stack of skincare products that I am slowly making my way through (a few masks that actually may not be right for my skin type, so I’ll pass them along). Reading this though makes me want to go to Lush right now and try that out!

    Thanks so much for an awesome post Karen!

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    • I was exactly in that same boat a few months ago Rach, in fact I felt like the only person in the world that hadn’t tried them out lol However since popping in and making my first purchase I’m a bit of an addict… they are fabulous huni!!! You’ll love them!! Check out the bubblegum lip scrub & the creamy candy bubble bar… Ooooooh my gosh they are FAB!!! Go on, treat yourself 😉 You’re so worth it!!! Oooh sounding all L’Oreal there lol lol XXXXXXX

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