I remember when Lush first opened here in Australia. You could smell the store from around the mall corner- it would make my eyes water, my nose itch and I would have to stifle back hay fever sneezes. It was all bath bombs that you would buy for Christmas for that aunt you never saw, it was daggy and left a bad after thought on my 13 year old mind.
Over 15 years later I still hadn’t given the brand a second thought until I switched to a vegan lifestyle. It is hard to ignore Lush Cosmetics as a vegan- their company ethics mirror our own and they use their success to create real change globally.
I used to be obsessed with tanning. I would sun bake at the beach slathered in coconut oil and/or I would layer upon layer of fake tan. Now, 10 years later, I am happy with my porcelain skin. I actually like being pale. However when it comes to my legs, I am less peaches & cream, more translucent that can glow in the dark. I like a little bit of a light glow to them. I love my gradual tanning moisturisers.
If I was stranded on a desert island and I could only one beauty product with me , without a doubt it would be lip balm. Soft, kissable lips. I keep one on my bedside table, one by the couch, one in my car, two at my desk at work, three in my work bag, three in my weekend bag… ok maybe a slight exaggeration but you get the point. Also, maybe not so slight.
When switching to a vegan lifestyle, I realised that all my lip balms contained beeswax. Some contained honey. And then I researched all about vegans and honeybees and found out about lanolin and I knew that I needed to go on a search. This is what I have found so far…