I stopped at my local LUSH Cosmetics counter with every intention of trying out and possibly purchasing the Mint Julips Lip Scrub… only to walk out of there with a Buffy Body Butter, too. I really am such a sucker for any products that can cut my shower time and props to the saleslady for really pushing the effective 5 Minute Hand Spa Treatment on me. She gave me a soothing hand scrubbing with the Ocean Sea Salt and followed it with the Buffy Body Butter. My hands not only looked amazing, but felt very soft and practically glistened in moisture. I didn’t even have to follow up with lotion, thus cutting down time to moisturize. BRILLZ! I had to have it!
I suddenly remembered why I hadn’t visited that store in a while… I could never stop at purchasing only one item. Who can say no to gorgeously packaged all-natural and handmade products? Certainly not I, so why start now???
Intrigued by what I had just purchased, I came home to research this magical Buffy Body Butter on LUSH’s official website. I wasn’t quite clear if it was a soap or just an exfoliant. (Newsflash: IT IS NOT A SOAP, people!) I chuckled at the original name of this bath bar and wondered how Buffy the Backside Slayer Body Butter wasn’t kept around. Apparently this product does one hell of a job slaying unsightly cellulite (and I’ll admit that I haven’t seen this part for myself, just yet. But it’s still early. lol). And I was pleasantly surprised to read that this Body Butter was inspired on the beaches of Brazil, where the product inventor was vacationing. She had noticed that women would rub a mixture of sand and suntan oil on their backsides to improve circulation and reduce cellulite. She came home, mixed together cocoa and shea butters (to soften and moisturize), ground rice, almonds and aduki beans (to exfoliate you to velvety perfection) and the rest is history!
A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BUFFY BODY BUTTER:
1) This is NOT A SOAP. It’s a moisturizer/exfoliant. Heaven forbid you go in your shower and scrub butter on yourself, thinking it’s soap. lol.
2) Be careful when stepping out of your tub or shower. This is made of shea and cocoa butter.
3) When showering with this try to step away from the water, to keep the body butter preserved. It tends to melt in hot, flowing water. Better yet, cut it into smaller pieces and make sure to set it on a nice, dry shelf.
Onto the product that I originally stopped at the LUSH counter for…the Mint Julips Lip Scrub. It’s the perfect lip scrub to slough away yucky dead skin cells from your lips leaving behind kissably soft and rosier colored lips. This scrub also comes in Bubble Gum and Sweet Lips (milk chocolate-y goodness) flavors, too, but since my favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip, this was a no-brainer. Simply scoop up a little with your (clean) finger and massage the sugar granules all over your lips in a circular motion. It’s absolutely DELISH and no worries if you find yourself licking it off. It’s all natural, vegan-friendly and all good.
I have to admit that I have a couple of cons with the Mint Julips Lip Scrub. One, being that the pot it comes in is clearly unsanitary. Annnnd… as much as it pains me to say this, you can easily find a recipe to make this, if you really looked. But I’m as lazy as I am a Chappy McChappington. The pros far outweigh the cons.
Both of these products are definitely on my MUST HAVE list.
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