Beauty

Our Favorite Lush Products

American Cream Conditioner— This is Brittany’s favorite conditioner because it smells good (like strawberries & cream) as well as makes your hair extremely soft. Whenever her hair feels crispy due to her coloring it all of those crazy colors, it does damage control. It doesn’t make her hair feel greasy like some name brand hair care products, and obviously she doesn’t have to worry about it damaging her hair because Lush is natural and handmade.

Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment— This bath oil is fantastic because half is enough to get the results that you want, and it has a great price ($3.50). It smells great, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling too oily. It’s perfect if you have dry skin, especially during the winter months.

Boom! Toothy Tabs— We tried these because Brittany is allergic to mint and cinnamon, and we were looking for oral care that wasn’t for children. These tabs are made with charcoal, which is known to gently whiten teeth naturally. It’s difficult to get used to the taste and texture, but it leaves your mouth feeling so clean and fresh. It also isn’t expensive like other whitening products ($9.95)

00012.jpgButterball Bath Bomb— I bought the butterball bath bomb when we visited Southpark Mall in North Carolina (the first time I’ve been to a Lush store). I enjoyed being able to smell the bombs before buying them, and I liked Butterball because the scent wasn’t overbearing like some. It smells like a light vanilla, perfect for relaxing after a long day. It doesn’t leave skin oily or too sparkly, and it doesn’t leave any residue in the tub when you’re finished.

Lullaby Shampoo Bar— I tested this out after another failed attempt with name brand shampoo breaking out my scalp. I wasn’t sure about using a solid shampoo, but it lathers well and cleans just as good as regular shampoo. It also doesn’t leave a strong scent to your hair, which I enjoyed! It was great for my sensitive scalp, and actually helped clear up the breakout from the last brand.

We love Lush because of the all natural ingredients and being able to know what is in the products. We have loved almost every product that we have tried from Lush, and we haven’t had any problems with their customer service. We both highly recommend the company. Do you have any favorite products from Lush? If so, what are they and why?

Beauty

Product Review: Function of Beauty

Happy Friday! I decided to do a product review today to wrap up the week, and picked my current shampoo and conditioner, Function of Beauty. First of all, I would like to say that I have a difficult time finding hair care products that don’t break out my scalp. When I find something that works, it will work for a little while and then my head will reject it. So with that being said, I was a little nervous to try another new brand.

I found out about Function of Beauty on a beauty Facebook page that I am a part of. A girl had just purchased her own shampoo and was telling us about it and would give a review once she tried it. After she praised the shampoo, I decided to give it a go.

The first thing that I thought was neat about these products is that they are personalized to your taste. When you go to the website, you take a “hair quiz” where you basically describe your hair type and what you want in your shampoo. (ex. soothing scalp, lengthening, body, frizz control, color protection, etc) Once you finish the questions, you can pick the color of your products, as well as what scent and how strong you want it to smell. You are able to pick between 8 oz or 16 oz bottles, so if you use a lot of conditioner like me, you can get a bigger bottle and a smaller shampoo.

It did take a while for my order to come in the mail, but they are making your products especially for you so it’s understandable. When you get your product, they send a pump for each bottle that way it’s easier to use. They also give you a list of things that you picked for your product, as well as what they used in the product to get that quality.

Something I thought was neat was the directions; it said to use the shampoo twice because the second time it should lather more to show that your hair is clean. I didn’t think it was possible, but it worked! After my first shower with the new shampoo, my hair felt so soft and tangle-free. It also felt stronger, and was shinier than it has ever been with any other brand. My hair actually looks healthy instead of crunchy! Even after my hair dried, it was still soft and without knots (a BIG deal with my messy head) After multiple days of using Function of Beauty, my scalp even felt healthier. There was no oil or scabs on my head!

Overall, I love Function of Beauty and highly recommend it to anybody who is having a difficult time finding a brand for them. They are a little pricy, two 8 ounce bottles (shampoo and conditioner) being $36 and the 16 ounces being $46, however I find that it is worth it. My hair has never felt better. It’s also a product specifically made for you, so if you don’t like something about it, you can change it with a click of a button on your next order. Function of Beauty also does referral links, so you can tell your friends and family to get discounts on your orders. They also have a subscription option so if you’re like me and forget to buy shampoo you can set it up to just automatically come to you when you think you’ll run out.

So, have you tried Function of Beauty, or were you planning to try it? What is your favorite brand of hair care products and why?main_image.jpg

photo from functionofbeauty.com