Saturday, November 23, 2013

That time I got my nose cauterized and ended up with a bag of Lush


A fact about me - I've broken my nose twice.  I have had a septoplasty and a nasal turbinate surgery as well.  But my nose is still very angry with me, especially in the winter.  So last week I ended up back at the ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat specialist) because my sad nose was randomly bleeding everyday, and I had sinus pain like no other.  They had to cauterize some capillaries and I have to jam cream up my nose each night for the next 3 months and then have another septoplasty in the spring.  So I needed some retail therapy and the Lush store happened to be right down the way.

Now keep in mind the entire time I was shopping I couldn't smell a thing - which in a way is a very interesting way to experience Lush.  I bought products based on actual results  (you know how they let you try all of them!) Instead of just gravitating to what smells I like.  I also felt pretty secure in knowing that no matter what I bought I doubt it would smell terrible - unless it had patchouli (oy, I really don't like patchouli).

 I know my nose isn't the only part of my body going to dry up over the next few months.  So I wanted to get items to sooth my body, face and lips too!

First up Ocean Salt - ($35.95 for 8.8 oz)  It has coconut & avocado oil and the lime & vodka as well as the scrubby effects of the salt.  They say you can use it on your face but it's a little coarse for my tastes - I much prefer it for keeping my hands smooth and legs much less scaly!

Then to moisturize that freshly revealed skin - Ro's Argan Body Conditioner ($32.95 for 8.8 oz) It has (Of course) Argan oil, Almond oil, Brazil nut oil, cocoa butter and rose petals.  You smooth a small bit on and then rinse it off!  It leaves my skin so soft, and softly fragrant.  LOVE!

And though I love, love my Boots No7 Cleansing Water - I wanted something with a little bit of oil for the winter - Eau Roma Water ($9.95 for 3.3 oz).  Just Rose water & Lavender water (and some preservative - but they never tell you that). 

I am sure you have all heard of  Lemony Flutter ($16.95 for 1.5 oz) - it really is the best hand moisturizer I have tried - and I have tried many. 
UltraBland - ($29.95 for 3.5 oz) I love my face oils and this is basically an oil cleanser in a soild form (great for traveling!) It takes off all your makeup and leaves you with soft, moisturized, happy skin! 
Then finally something for my sad chapped lips - and yes I use a lip scrub too ( but winter kicks my A$$) 

Lip Service ($7.25 for .3 oz) - it's solid as well and you take a little, little bit and warm it up with your finger tip on you lips and it melts in - oh the delightful relief! Olive oil, cocoa & shea butter make this one of the longest lasting lip balms I've ever used.  It is so worth the price - which really isn't that bad considering some of the nicer drugstore balms are like $5. 
And that is it!  Retail therapy at its finest :)  My nose is starting to heal and I think my dry body may make it thru this winter a little more healed as well.  They also gave me 2 hair products to sample - but that's for another day!
Anyone have other winter remedies?  What's your favorite Lush product?


  1. Oh no that sounds really painful, hope you're feeling better now! A big bag of Lush products sounds like the perfect treat :) xx

    1. They numb you up pretty good beforehand so it wasnt bad for the first 3 hours or so...then it just kind of ached. But worth it to get some Lush treats :)

  2. I'm so sorry about your poor little nose! But I hope that it will be back to normal soon and that you'll be able to smell all those lovely products! :)
    Personally, I've been stocking up on my bath supplies. I'm in the mood for everything that will make my bath water full of sparkly bubbles! :3 Unfortunately, that also means that I spend a lot of time cleaning everything, but still, it's worth it! :D

  3. Oh man, I hope your nose will heal up soon and you'll feel better! That makes my sinuses hurt just thinking about it. But what a lovely lush haul! The Lemony Flutter sounds so good and of course I LOVE any kind of a scrub, so the Ocean Salt sounds really nice.

  4. Shopping always makes me feel better, too! I want to try the Lemony Flutter...I've got to bump up my moisturizers when it gets cold.

  5. Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you get better soon. That is one huge Lush haul you got here. Retail therapy always works for me, hehe. I like the smell of the ocean salt but you're right the salt is too coarse to use on the face. I had a sample a while back and ouch that hurt, lol. The lip service balm is tempting when you said it last a long time. I'm not really liking the packaging though. I prefer them in a stick or squeeze tube.