What comes to mind when you hear the word lush? Do you think of a fresh picked mango, so juicy and luscious? Maybe it’s a refreshing cocktail on a patio with several friends who are, for lack of a better word, lushes? Or perhaps you are a super health nut, and the UK brand “Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics” comes to mind.
Lush Cosmetics was founded in 1995 in Poole, United Kingdom. It quickly caught the attention of many consumers looking for a new fresh bath and beauty line, without all those pesky chemicals.
When I was living in Los Angeles last year, I was hosting a show called Hair Diaries for WorldLifestyle.com. It just so happened that I was due to cover my next story at the Lush Cosmetics store, located inside Universal City Walk. I was very excited to get an insider scoop on the brand and all their heavenly natural products. I walked into the pristine shop, which was filled with so many gorgeous soaps; shampoos, body creams, make up – you name it. I had the pleasure of interviewing Lush representative Kate Couture.
“(Lush is) a natural and beautiful skin care company with the theory that you wouldn’t want to put anything on your body – that you wouldn’t want to put in your body,” said Couture. She informed me that Lush is NEVER tested on animals, as it’s 100% vegetarian and 60% vegan.
The product we were highlighting was their exclusive “Henna Hair Dyes.” It is a 11.4 oz brick in color Caca Brun. It retails at $25.95 and is a cool and funky way to naturally “dye” your hair without all the harsh chemicals or an expensive trip to the hair salon.
In the video below, Couture gave step by step instructions and tips on how to achieve a deep rich color that will last for weeks.
I was able to take a brick home and use it. I was left with a stunning deep chocolate brown color that glimmered in the sun. It lasted about 3 weeks, and my hair was soft to the touch. Be advised though, it can stain clothes at first. So be careful of whites the first day.
Please feel free to watch my interview for more information on this or any other products Lush has to offer.
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