Sunday, January 9, 2011

Review: Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

During the wintertime my lips get extremely dry and icky. I live in a very dry climate to begin with so when the cold weather hits my chapped lips start crying for moisture. (So does my boyfriend who tells me I need to use Chapstick after I kiss him!) Every day I use either Burt's Bee's Lip Balm or Kiehl's #1 which helps to moisturize and protect them from external exposure but I wanted to try an exfoliator to help get rid of the dead skin on my pout. Since I heard so many rave reviews about LUSH's Bubblegum Lip Scrub I had to try it for myself. So I picked it up at LUSH for $8.95 CDN after work on Friday. I LOVE it! This delicious scrub made of refined castor sugar and jojoba oil smells so good I was actually tempted to eat it! But I didn't ; ).

Here are some swatches. The first pic is before I used the scrub, the second is after and the third is with lip liner and lipstick on. You can see how soft and nourished my lips look in the second photo, with all the dead skin cells gone.

For those of you who are wondering what kind of lipstick I used it's my new favorite shade from Rimmel called Airy Fairy. It's so creamy and stays put for hours. I paired it with Rimmel's 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 049 Natural which is a pretty nude color, it's the bottom swatch.

Have any of you tried LUSH'S Bubblegum Lip Scrub?


46 comments:

Christine said...

I really want to try this product, but the norwegian lush site dont have it anymore :(

Jessica said...

I have that exact same problem. Whenever I put lipstick on, I always have yucky flaky skin on my lips. I am SO running out and getting that srub. Thanks!

Sarah♥ said...

i got this for christmas, i love it!x

In Palace said...

wow i like this product, i love the shine that the product have.


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NaomiDee said...

oooh i really need to try this product or something similiar...i always just use my toothbrush after cleaning my teeth to get rid of dry skin on my pout...sounds kinda gross haha.

my coat isn't real fur...i'd rather die than wear a dead animal around my shoulders lol!

Lady Fashionista said...

all I can say is WOW!!!

I love Lush

Lais said...

Ok, you convinced me... I need to buy this product! My lips get really dry during the winter... Hate it!

Alexandra said...

that scrub is nice but it's basically sugar so you could make your own so easy, I first heard about this product on allthatgliter's channel and she said that you can eat it
I lovee the color of your lipstick
thanks for the review Marie

StyleFrost said...

I like the look of this scrub, sounds fab!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I just bought this scrub a few weeks ago. So far I really like it although the sides of my mouth are still super cracked. I did try it, lol and it doesn't taste as good as it smells. A little too sweet for me. :)
That lipstick looks amazing on you.
xx
Alicia

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I may have to try that out :D
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Tracy@mybestbeautybuys said...

Tried it & loved it too. Yes you can make your own but none that will smell & taste like a piece of bubblegum that you just put in your mouth :)

SiSi Sparkles said...

I've been hearing about this so much and i NEED a lip scrub, thanks for sharing :]

Courtney Erin said...

I've been toying with the idea of trying a lip scrub (I've noticed lately that my lips are getting more rough and chapped in the winter than they ever used to) but I've never had a sense of what a good brand, etc. would be, so this is really great!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

My lips are so horribly dry as well (silly Northen BC weather)!! I usually just scrub my lips with a toothbrush once a weekish.
I'm glad you mentioned what lip stick you're wearing...I really want to get into wearing it, but it's hard when I'm always kissing Vyla (last time I transferred red kisses onto her forehead...hubby was quite concerned about what had happened to her head..haha)...anyways aside from kissing cute toddlers my other lipstick problem was finding one that stayed on, and kept me moisterized! I will have to try some by rimmel!

A Shine Bunny said...

Heard so many raves about this product, very eager to try it out!!

Kerri said...

so pretty- thanks for the tip!

Mrs. Julius said...

I haven't tried it but I so wanna try it now! My lips are super dry all the time so I do need to exfoliate it more often.

I've been using Korres lip butter and it works really well for me. I love it. Have u tried it?

btw, the lipstick and liner looks so nice on you.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh man, I so need this. My lips get sooo dry. And so do my cheeks. But my forehead (and I'm 36), is super gross oily. What is UP with that?? I am down to try this, for sure! XX!

bananas. said...

OMG i love that stuff!!! got it for xmas and almost did a post about it too.

Marie a la Mode said...

Christine: Aww, that's too bad! Maybe you can get it the next time you travel?

Alexandra: I heard that too but I love the bubblegum scent of this product!

Mrs. Julius: I haven't tried Korres but I'm going to look into that lip butter. I hear Korres products work really well, I was actually researching their skin care line just a couple of weeks ago!

minnja said...

Love it :)))

LOVE
minnja


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Coco said...

yummmmmmmmm !
the lip scrub sure does look sweet & delicious!


- Coco

michelle_ said...

you've got REALLL beautiful lips !
i wish mine was as plump as yours..


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Dasdusha said...

I love the Lush!!! :)

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Marie a la Mode said...

Michelle: Thank you so much!!

Catanya said...

Oh! I now need both Lush lip scrub and also Airy Fairy!
Wonderful blog, my dear, I have just become a new follower,
XOXO
Catanya

Addicted to Design said...

Amazing. It will be my new purchase! ;)
XX
Maia

Nikki said...

that color is perfect! thanks for sharing Marie!

xx
Nikki

Ashleigh said...

Awesome! The windy city really does a number on my pouter. I've recently become a convert to Aquaphor's Lip Repair balm - it's saving me this year!
Great lipstick color, it's the perfect pinky/neutral - I hope I can find it here!

collagevintage said...

Love this brand! I have the shampoo and is awesome for my hair. I'll have to test the lip scrub!


xx
S

Marilou said...

Bubblegum lip scrub is my favourite! Really helps my lips gettin smoothier :)
I need to try that Rimmel lipstick , the colour is lovely

Catita said...

sexy lips Marie and I am totally digging your new Rimmel lipstick!
By the way, I've done Zumba once before, it was only a trial but honestly, I have never sweated so much without having the feeling of a workout, just plain simple fun dancing ;)
Your would love it! Hope the new class I start while be as fun, the teacher is everything.
xoxo
Catita

this free bird said...

Marie this sounds great. It's been so freaking dry down here, too and no matter how often I use the Fresh balm, it still doesn't exfoliate.

I'm going to try to track this stuff down. Thanks!

ps re: taking time out: i highly advise. zero personal life is not exactly fun or fruitful. computer - bf, computer - bf: not good.

My Republic of Fashion said...

My lips are really dry at the moment. I love lush products, I must purchase. That colour is fantastic! :)SArahD x

Tamera's Take said...

Wow what a difference Marie! It looks like a great product!
Tamera xo

Ashley said...

Hmm, I can really see the difference! I'm not sure how bad mine get, but this might be a good investment. I had a lip exfoliator before and it worked well, but I'm amazed how well this one seems to work on your lips. Thanks for posting!

Miss*Kimmy said...

I need to do something about my chapped lips! They get so dry and then I have a bad habit of picking at them - gross!
Maybe I'll try this stuff, I love LUSH! Thankks for the review.

J. said...

I love the before and after pics Marie! I love the lip color! I really like how you suggest all different types of products-AT AFFORDABLE PRICES!!!
Great post!!!!!
J.

Mimi said...

i haven't tried this, but it sure sounds and looks amazing! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

mmm sounds like it smells awesome!

"L" said...

Yeah, I have this scrub aswell. I like it! But this winter my lips have been drier than ever, so I have to use it often.

Pop Champagne said...

nice, i also hear that jojoba oil is very good for you too. I gotta keep an eye out for this when I go shopping this weekend :D

Raez said...

sounds like a cool product! i always just use a wet towel and moisturize like crazy.

hope you had a great new year!

xx raez

va said...

the tone of pink on the lipstick is gorgeous reminds me of micki minaj's pink friday mac lipstick

jetset said...

Hi Marie:o)

First of all I would like to congratulate you on your blog - it's so refreshing and normal - and ALL CANADIAN!!!!

I went out and bought the lipstick and lip liner you had on - on sale for $3.99 at Shopper's - what a STEAL!!! And I LOVE IT!!!!! And I am not usually a lipstick kind of girl.

I just got the scrub today and I cannot wait to try it out tonight. BTW the sales girl at LUSH said it's edible - she said to scrub and then just to lick it off :o)

Marta

 
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