Samples of the Month: October – Lush Edition!

Samples of the Month: October – Lush Edition!

Hey everyone!

So it’s time for my monthly samples post and this month I have been trying some bits from Lush that I was given after a little skin consultation with the lovely Danni in the Cribbs Causeway store! The product I bought from the consultation was the Cosmetic Warrior fresh mask that has actually been working very nicely for my skin at the moment so I’m super glad I invested in it. The samples I got sent away with were…

Vanishing Cream // £18.95 for 45g

(The little sticker peeled off – oops)

So this cream claims to “help fine lines do a disappearing act”, it doesn’t have cocoa butter in like a lot of other Lush products so the consistency isn’t as thick but with lavender, geranium and neroli oils in it definitely packs some nourishment in it.

I absolutely adored this cream, I got 3 or 4 uses out of the sample pot and was so sad when it ran out as my skin felt so plump and hydrated when using it, it was such a nice base for makeup too as it prepped the skin so well and made it so glowy. If you’re a fan of the Kiehls Midnght Recovery range, this is just like what I’d imagine the facial cream would be if they released one, the smell is so similar and it is a proper skin saviour. I REALLY want to buy this but in all honesty the price is putting me off a bit, it’s going to have to be one for the Christmas list I think.

9 to 5 Cleanser // £5.25 for 95g

This one is a bit kinder on the bank balance AND it has almond oil in which is always a winner for me as it’s such a softening and lovely smelling ingredient. Also containing fresh dove orchid extract and ylang ylang essential oil, the fragrance is super light and refreshing and the product consistency is quite like a thick milk.

I really liked using this product, the consistency and texture is perfect for me as I’m really not one for heavy or super oily cleansers. It feels light and fresh on the skin but still like it removes what it needs to although I would recommend double cleansing just to make sure. If I wasn’t as lazy as I am and didn’t use makeup wipes (shh don’t judge) I would definitely buy the full size of it, it goes a pretty long way so would last you quite a while and it isn’t such a bad price compared to some other cleansers on the market.

Grease Lightning // £6.95 for 45g

This one is a gel sort of consistency and it comes in a pump bottle, it’s said to prevent breakouts when you put it on one you can feel developing but won’t upset the skins balance anywhere else at the same time. It does contain quite a few anti-bacterial ingredients like tea-tree and thyme and also witch-hazel which is known to be a life-saver for spot-prone skin.

I was told this product would break me out at first due to it pulling any unwanted substances out of my skin and then it’d settle but I used this product consistently for a week on an area of my face prone to breakouts and I can’t say I saw any difference at all unfortunately, I didn’t really break out any more than usual and my skin hasn’t improved since either. It sounds like a really great idea for a product and with the ingredients in it I thought it’d be a big winner but I think I will stick with my The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Mask for now which you can read about here.

What are your favourite Lush skincare products? I’d really love to try the cupcake fresh face mask next as it smells amazing and has cocoa butter in!

’Til next time,


  1. 28th October 2017 / 7:08 am

    I love using a good sample to test out products! I definitely might try out that 9 to 5

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:24 pm

      You deffo should! It’s so nice! X

  2. 28th October 2017 / 9:07 am

    I’m dying to try the cupcake mask, it sounds amazing! x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:23 pm

      I know right!? Smells incredible X

  3. 28th October 2017 / 11:10 am

    The Vanishing Cream sounds like the most perfect product in the world for me, as I constantly have fine lines around my eyes that nothing ever seem to get rid of, but for that price, wow.. ??

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:22 pm

      I knowwww it is pricey but it’s honestly so nice! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It is a gorgeous product! X

  4. 28th October 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I love Lush Cosmetics, seriously wonderful skin products. I’ve used 9 to 5 and it’s brilliant for my skin. If you want to check out some body products I recommend Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, Their Ro’s naked shower gel and they also have a rose shampoo which I cannot remember the name of. They’re my favourite products, definitely give them a try!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Ooh I’ll definitely have a look into those, thank you! I looove argan oil so that sounds right up my street! X

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:18 pm

      They’re great for trying before you buy! X

  5. Alicia
    28th October 2017 / 2:57 pm

    I love Samples of the month ??✨ haha, I love getting samples from lush but I find I rarely use them. But I defo what to try that 9 to 5 cleanser xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Yay thank you! 🙂 I found I rarely used any samples I was given, hence samples of the month posts to get me using more! It is a lovely one! Xx

  6. 28th October 2017 / 4:36 pm

    I always forget that you can get little samples!? The vanishing cream sounds great, might have to pick up a sample next time I’m in the store!!xx

    Chessie | ?

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Do it girl! It is SUCH a gorgeous cream! Xx

  7. 28th October 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I love love love almond oil so I think I need to look into the 9 to 5 cleanser! I always love that Lush is so generous with samples 🙂

    Cindy |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Me too!! Isn’t it the BEST!? Definitely one of the best skincare ingredients out there! x

  8. 29th October 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love the sound of all of these products! I definitely think I need to grab some samples, I always want to try their products but I don’t know if they’ll be okay with my skin. But being able to get samples of them sounds perfect. Also I definitely like the sound of Grease Lightening. I think that could help with my break outs.

    Gemma |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:14 pm

      That’s what samples are for girl, testing them out! I’ve heard grease lightning has worked for soo many people so it is possible, I think it just didn’t work with my skin type! X

  9. 29th October 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Ooh the vanishing cream sounds so good, I’d be tempted to try that out but Lush gets a bit pricey. I’d love to grab a sample though just to see if it would work for me as we have similar skin types anyway so it’d probably work a treat! x


    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:11 pm

      It is gorgeous, I’m definitely going to get it at some point when I’ve got some money to burn! Pop into store and say you want to try it, I’m sure they’d be happy to give you some 🙂 X

  10. Anu
    29th October 2017 / 11:15 pm

    It’s such a shame that Grease Lighting didn’t work for you as it’s one of my fave Lush products! I really like the sound of Vanishing Cream. I’ve never noticed that in Lush before! I need to try a sample as well :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:10 pm

      I’ve heard that it’s worked for so many people so it is a shame, i got my hopes up 🙁 you should ask for one, it’s gorgeous! X

  11. 30th October 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Ah I had no idea you were from Bristol as well! Funnily enough, I always forget that there’s a Lush store in the Mall so whenever I go I never remember to pop in and grab something!! The Vanishing Cream sounds amazing xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 10:24 am

      Ahh I didn’t know you were either! Seriously!? I can literally smell it wherever I am in the Mall it’s so strong haha!! X

  12. 30th October 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I feel like lush are so generous with samples they always give 3/4 samples which is great!

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 10:23 am

      I know! I bloody love me some free samples x

  13. 30th October 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Ive never used luch skincare but would love to give it a try! I currently use a boots tea tree and witch hazel which has broken me out but im hoping thats just as its my first week using it and then it will settle down! Great review lovely xx

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 10:22 am

      Ahh I really want to try that tea tree and witch hazel boots range I’ve had my eye on it for ages since I’ve been breaking out! Would be interested to know if it eventually starts to work for you! Xx

  14. Emma
    31st October 2017 / 2:18 pm

    That 9-5 cleanser sounds really good! I’ve not actually really bought anything from Lush other than bath bombs before – their Skincare range does look good though! x

    • blacktulipbeauty
      31st October 2017 / 8:09 pm

      I haven’t either really until now but I would love to invest in more! X

  15. 1st November 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I am obsessed with Sleepy at the moment, it smells amazing and I love smothering my skin in it just before getting into my pjs! Also Dream Cream is good for my eczema and dry skin xx

    Taylor Jane ox |

  16. Robyn Evans
    1st November 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I’m allergic to most lush products sadly! But I’m glad you enjoy them x

  17. 1st November 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried any samples from Lush?! Frankly speaking, I didn’t even know there was an option for that. Thanks for letting me know haha I love the sound of the Vanishing Cream (the most expensive one obvs), I’m obsessed with everything lavender at the moment. Great products!

    Julia xx

  18. Joyce Lau
    2nd November 2017 / 11:46 am

    I’ve never tried lush skincare. Is that bad?

  19. Lily
    4th November 2017 / 10:11 am

    Defo judging you for using makeup wipes girl! Use them up and never buy them again.. They’re soooo bad for your skin. My favourites from LUSH are the sleepy lotion, great if you need to relax and wind down at night time and helps soo much with sleep. I also really enjoy their face masks, most of them are amazing 🙂

    Lily | Covet Luxe

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