15 December 2012

My Lush Haul and a review of H'Suan Wen Hua

This haul was actually done about a week ago. Since my brother works in the city on Sundays, I asked him if he could get me some stuff from Lush. This is what I got...

From left to right: Snow Fairy 500g, Twilight 250g, and H'Suan Wen Hua. I have not been to a lush store in my life but have heard great things about that company.

I picked Snow Fairy to try because it's limited edition (yes, I'm one of those suckers who falls for products labelled "Limited Edition) and everyone raves about it... I wanted in! It smells quite fruity and has blue glitter in it. I hope I don't come out of the shower feeling like a vampire... (Twilight joke in case you don't get it).

Speaking of Twilight, I got my brother to get the Twilight shower gel because Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty recommended it to me on Twitter, after I learnt about her recent Lush haul. Twilight smells very lavender-y and is quite a scary blue-purple colour. I hope it doesn't stain and make me look like a smurf...

Lastly, I wanted H'suan Wen Hua because on the Lush website, everyone raves about how moisturizing this haircare product is. I'm always on the search for a good hair moisturizer as my locks are really dry and damaged from years of exposure to dyes and bleach.

Now onto the review... I have only tried H'Suan Wen Hua, so this is the only Lush review I will be doing today.

 The instructions on the tub says to apply a whole heap to dry hair, massage in and leave for 20 minutes before shampooing out and conditioning normally. 


I used up about half a tub already in the first use. It costs $18.95, so that equates to about $9.50 per wash. In case you're wondering, my hair is about 15cm past my shoulders and is quite thin. I can't imagine how much I would have used prior to my hair cut when my hair was just past my waist.


I think the best way to organise my thoughts about this product would be to divide them into pros and cons.

Pros:
  • I noticed straight after it was washed off that my hair felt really soft and moisturized, AND it stayed soft and moisturized after it was fully dried.
  • Was easy enough to apply. I applied it before dinner, tied my hair up into a bun and then showered after dinner.
  • For every 5 empty Lush tubs, you can exchange them for a face mask.

Cons:
  • Expensive.
  • Smells sooo bad. It smells like the black thingies on the skin of a Christmas ham (I think they are called cloves... I'm going to refer to it as Cloves). I absolutely hate the taste and smell of Cloves.
  • I used it on Thursday, and haven't washed since. However, my hair does not feel like it did on Thursday... For some strange reason, it lost its moisture?! Although this may be caused by me applying other hair products to mask the smell (I used Aussie Luscious Long Leave-in Conditioner and Redken Real Control Crema Care Daily Nourishing Styling Treatment). I would also like to add that not only did it lose its moisture, it thankfully lost the clove smell as well... so that could be a pro :P
Verdict:
I'm still unsure if I would repurchase, but I will definitely finish using up this hair treatment (mainly because it costs so much!). I think I'll see how I go after the next application (without the other hair products) to see if I will repurchase. If my hair still stays moisturized, then I think it'll be worth it as I have not found any hair products to date that keeps my damaged hair moisturized.

Have you bought anything from Lush that you love? Have you tried H'Suan Wen Hua? What are your thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. You've seriously never been to a Lush store?! :O There's one in the QVB!!!

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    1. I can't even remember the last time I went to the city! :(

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  2. I've heard only wonderful things about the Lush Snow Fairy shower gel. I myself haven't tried it but it's been on my Christmas wishlist (and I've been quite verbal about it) so fingers crossed... :)
    xx

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    1. Crossing fingers and toes that you get a bottle for Christmas! :)

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  3. Everytime I go into Lush I smell the Snow Fairy Show Gel, I just have to convince myself I need it enough to buy it (who am I kidding, we know that's going to happen anyway!).

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    1. Hahahah Definitely get one before it's all sold out!

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  4. I bought Twilight the other day as well - I can't wait to try it! Hopefully the next time you use the hair conditioner your hair will stay moisturised. :)

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    1. I hope so too or that's $18.95 down the drain & stinky hair!

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  5. Twilight is on my list! I keep smelling SnowFairy when I stop by the store hoping I'll like it, but it's wayyyy too sickly sweet to me :-/

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    1. I've got a bit of a sweet tooth, I love all things sweet so Snow Fairy smells like heaven to me! Twilight smells good too!

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  6. Yay for hauls :)
    I really want to try out snow fairy as I loooove sweet scents! All lush is so pricey though :(

    Amber xx
    www.amberrxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Lush is pricey! Would definitely recommend Snow Fairy even though Ive not used it yet just because it smells so good!

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