I love a good mask, but this set is one of my least favourite products that I’ve ever used. Patchology makes all kind of fun masks for your whole face, but I’m not a fan of the hydrogels. This set includes eye gels and lip gels. They smell amazing when you open the packages, but they are slimy. They are totally coated in serum making them tough to handle. When I placed the lip gels on my face they just kept sliding off. I couldn’t make them stay on my face at all. The eye gels were better, but still fussy. I ended up ripping one of them because I was trying to maneuver it. I don’t think I lasted the full 5 minutes with either of gels, so I can’t really speak to their effects. My lips were quite moisturized even after just a minute or two. I am hoping that my next Patchology experience is better.
I’ve been using Lush’s fresh face masks for years and they don’t add new ones very often so I was thrilled when they announced not one but three brand new masks. You can normally only buy Lush’s masks in-store because they have to be refrigerated but Cup O’Coffee is available online and can be kept on the counter. It also has a much longer shelf life. Rosy Cheeks and Don’t Look At Me are both the typical, refrigerated type.
Don’t Look At Me
At first look, the colour of Don’t Look At Me is gorgeous. If you’re a fan of Ocean Salt, this is almost a mask version. It has a little bit of the same scent but actually smells more like Fruit Loops. Don’t Look At Me is good for normal to oily skin and the lemon in it is great for dark spots.
I live off of coffee, so a mask that’s made of it? Yes please! This scrubby mask is good for your face and body and while Ocean Salt turns my skin bright red, this one is a little more gentle. The clay base does harden and you get a good scrub when you take it off. Unfortunately one of the scents in it caused me to have a couple sneezing fits, so I wasn’t able to keep it on long but I still got great results after two minutes.
My all time favourite scent from Lush is of the Ro’s Argan, Rose Jam variety and Rosy Cheeks smells exactly the same. I have a tendency to use my Lush masks while I’m in the shower and when I use this one with my other rose products the shower smells amazing. This calamine based mask would work great with Fresh Farmacy and is great for my sensitive, combination skin. It dried out the oilier parts of my skin but didn’t leave the rest feeling tight and dried out. This has quickly replaced Oatifix as my favourite Lush mask. Too bad everytime I’ve tried to buy another one it’s been sold out.
There was already a Lush mask for every skin type but these are fantastic new additions to an already great lineup. If you can get to a Lush store you might want to pick one or more of these up. And try layering Cup O’Coffee over Rosy Cheeks, it’s amazing.
Lush doesn’t necessarily have a spring line but they do have limited edition St Patrick’s and Easter products and a ton of other products that have a spring-like scent so we put together a list of our Most Wanted spring products.
Grass Shower Gel
There really couldn’t be a spring list without including Grass. It really does smell like a freshly mown lawn, something we’re all waiting for after all the snow from winter.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Soap
Somewhere Over The Rainbow is a limited edition soap but the scent is one of my new favourites and I hope it makes an appearance in future products. Called Rainbow, this scent is a combination of Neroli, Mandarin and Rose oils and just smells delicious.
If you love the Grass shower gel, you might want to pick up a Green Bubbleroon. This bubble bar has way more of a lime scent to it but would go really nicely with Grass. And since it’s easy to split in half you can easily get at least two baths out of it.
If you’ve never had the experience of using one of Lush’s Shower Jellies, you really need to try it. Try leaving it in the fridge and then taking a chunk with you to the shower. Pot O’Gold is a limited edition St. Patrick’s Day product and if you love Honey I Washed The Kids, there’s a good chance you’ll love it. They say there’s pineapple and oranges in it but all I can smell is the vanilla.
Mask Of Magnaminty
Mint always reminds me of spring and summer but if it’s not your thing, you probably won’t love this mask. The second you open the tub, the scent of mint is everywhere and I love it. You can use this mask on your face and your body to get your skin ready for the skin baring clothes coming up.