Sunday, 2 December 2012

Review: Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub

What an irresistible name for a lip product- "Sweet lips." Now, who wouldn't want to have sweet lips? I had always known that Lush had amazing lip scrubs but I couldn't justify paying $10 for a measly 25g of sugar and oil! Previously I had tried to make my own lip scrub using raw sugar and olive oil but it became an oily mess and I had no where to store my product, oops. The raw sugar has quite large crystals compared to your normal refined sugar, and refined sugar has larger crystals than castor sugar (which is used in Lush's lip scrubs) which was a little too rough on the lips (the raw sugar, that is). After reading reviews here and there about how long a jar of Lush lip scrubs lasted and how well they worked, I succumbed and bought my own little jar of sweet goodness.



I thought this was a cute little touch instead of just stating an expiry date!

Sweet lips is described as a "lip scrub for chocolate fanatics" with vanilla extract to keep lips moist and a rich, deep cocoa fragrance to give an "irresistible touch". Lush lip scrubs also come in Popcorn which I initially wanted as it was so unique and had a salty popcorn taste, but I wasn't sure if I would use it as often as the Sweet Lips; Bubblegum; and Mint Julips which I was told by a sales assistant that will help plump the lips. It was hard to choose, but I thought I could not go wrong with a sugary vanilla flavour.


"Lick off the excess"?! I thought lip scrubs were meant to be wiped away along with the dry lip flakes! The Lush lip scrubs are edible but the thought of licking dry flakes off my lips was a little off-putting- but I tried it anyway and it didn't bother me at all! Yum, sugar.

It looks absolutely delicious!
The lip scrubs are such fun to use! Dipping my finger into the little jar of sugar and scrubbing away will never lose its novelty, and also results in smooth exfoliated lips! Very impressed with the lip scrub and I do think that $10 is worth the joy of using it (well, that is just me I think). This jar definitely seems like it will last a long time, as not much is needed! A great buy for those who tend to get dry flaky lips (wait, isn't that everyone?)

Have you tried Lush's lip scrubs before or any other type of lip scrub?


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  1. Hi Karen, I have tried LUSH's lip scrubs before. The thought of licking off the sugar with the dead skin was a little off putting to me too, then I realized I'm not licking off a slough or pieces of dead skin. lol The xmas flavor, popcorn, is really yum. Salty caramel flav.

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    1. YES! When I saw the new popcorn flavour I really wanted to get it- I tried it at the Lush store and thought it was so good but something (perhaps the salty taste) made me not get it! Maybe I might pick it up as well... The scrubs taste so good!

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  2. I haven't tried Lush lip scrubs but I have tried other brands and I am not really a fan of it. It felt like applying chunk of sugar on my lips..which I personally am not fond of. But I do like that it made my lips super duper smooth ^_~

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    1. I agree it can get messy with all the sugar crystals going everywhere but lip scrubs do make your lips super soft :D

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  3. That looks so tempting to get! I haven't tried the Lush lip scrubs before, I've only made lip scrubs myself which don't do that much. Might have to pick up that lipscrub looks tasty aswell! :)

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    1. Haha I know, DIYing is so much better (super cheap too, I mean, it's just sugar and oil!) except it doesn't turn out that great for some reason. It was super tasty :)

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  4. I loooooove this haha I have mint julips and it's so refreshing, and definitely will last me forever LOL i've had it for nearly a year i think and have barely made a dent!

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    1. Oooh! I just want all the different flavours but I'll never ever finish them all haha! I guess even though it is just sugar in a jar it is worth it :)

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  5. I know what you mean by $10 being worth the joy of using it. Even if it might just be sugar in a jar hehe :) At least it's yummy and gives you soft, exfoliated lips.

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    1. Exactly right! $10 worth of joy in a pretty little jar :) It definitely does its job too so I won't complain :D

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  6. I've never tried a scrub purchased. At least I have not bought any. Simply mix honey, sugar and a little Vaseline on a package and I have my own exfoliating and is much cheaper to spend $ 10 on a scrub.

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    1. Nice! I did try that but it got very messy and it just isn't the same! The Lush lip scrub is less oily and is really fun to use :) but that's great that it works for you

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  7. oh interesting it is edible!
    i've been seeing lots of lip scrub products and they all have yummy goodies inside which made me worried like, "what if i end up eating it?". lolz
    with this, i wouldn't have to worry. :)

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    1. No need to worry at all! Just look at the ingredients and you know you are safe :) Even better that it tastes good too!

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  8. I want to try this product too but since Lush is not available where I live, it's troublesome to get ahold of. I am tempted to order this online though.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww no! It is such a fun product to use, even though it seems expensive for a little jar :)

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    2. It looks like such a yummy product too!! I really like sugar scrubs for my body so I want to try a sugar lip scrub ^-^

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  9. I tried this in the lush shop the other day and it was so yummy and left my lips really soft :) peppermint was my favourite! x

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    1. I haven't tried the mint one but I should the next time I pop into Lush!

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  10. I wasn't aware that Lush had lip scrubs but now you've got me sold :p Might check them out next time I pop by Lush^^ X

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    1. Definitely check them out and try them :) The lip scrubs are so fun to use!

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  11. how often do you buy new ones? i don't know much when it comes to this area

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    1. This is the first Lush lip scrub I've purchased but it seems like it will last a long time! :)

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  12. I always wanted to try lip scrubs! Thanks for the review, I want to try it now :P

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    1. They are definitely worth trying in order to get soft exfoliated lips :D

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  13. I've never tried a lip scrub before but this product sounds great and Lush products usually smell good enough to eat :)

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    1. Yes this lip scrub is even edible so it is great :) Thanks!

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  14. I love the lush lip scrubs my fav is mint julips :)
    you take such great photos. nice blog :)

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    1. Thank you :) I might give the mint julips a go when I pop into Lush next!

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  15. Looks good! I've always wanted to try this out but like everyone else I couldn't justify spending $10 for it. After reading people's reviews though it seems like not a bad deal! I really must get my hands on it because my lips are always flaky :(

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    1. I know! Paying for a small jar of sugar doesn't seem justifiable but it is more joy in a jar haha however lame that sounds! :P

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  16. It's the pharmacist in you that made you wanna try making it yourself :P I should really start getting into Lush products, I've heard their holiday products are especially good. Have you tried any of those?

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    1. Hehe that is probably true ;) I actually haven't yet delved into Lush's other products yet though but I will definitely have a look around at them!

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    2. Hope you share on your blog if you do get around to trying them! :)

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  17. oh I loooooove LUSH lip scrub. I have the bubble gum at home and they last for a long time, such a good amount! :)
    I tried the popcorn one and loved it so much!! def buying it as soon as I finish my bubble gum ;)
    btw, just followed your blog! nice to know you thru blogging, Karen ;)

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    1. Oooh I need to try the bubblegum one too, I've heard great things about that one too :) The popcorn is amazing and I want to get it as well... oh dear I better stop spending money soon! Thank you lovely :)

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  18. Oh sweet! Didn't know there are such products too! There are so many of them I dunno what else they're used for hehe. Good to know these stuff! :) Thanks for sharing Karen!

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    1. Lush do have quite unique products which are great! Thanks Chai

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  19. I've actually still not tried any Lush products - sounds like I'm definitely missing out..!

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    1. I hadn't tried Lush products much as I didn't find that they interested me at all! Although this lip scrub has definitely exceeded my expectations and is so fun to use :)

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  20. I've heard so much about these little lip scrubs it's ridiculous, I've told my Mom about them countless times so hopefully I'll find one or two in my stocking ;)

    Great post, really enjoying your blog!

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. Hehe it'll be a nice little gift you'll receive in your stocking :) Thank you!

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  21. oh i must buy this! my lips have been so bad this winter. i need to go to lush! :) x

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  22. I love this product!! It works so well and tastes really good! It takes a lot like chocolate to me.

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    1. It is such a delicious lip scrub :)

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  24. oh loving the sound of this. Have you tried the lush bubble gum lip scrub?? its fab. defo going to try this. great post. thanks!

    maybe you could drop by my blog and have a look.

    xoxox judith

    http://greatlittlefinds.blogspot.ie

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    1. I've tried it at the Lush store before and I love its scent! :)

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  25. I just love everything about this product: the name, the texture, the personalized sticker of the maker, the fact that you can eat it. I've been a fan of lush for some time now and but I've never actually tried their lip scrub. It seems like a good, all natural product. I'm sure people are a little if-fy about the cost, though.

    Great review, Karen!

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    http://www.girlratesworld.com

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  26. I haven`t tried this Lush lip scrubs yet! I`m going to purchase it soon! I wanted to try the popcorn one. hihi. :D

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