Yawwwwwn…oh…there you are. Where on earth have you been??! Flat entrance I know, I’m still getting back into the swing of things after an awful, and I say yucky bout with dengue fever…nothing new to me because it was my 2nd time to get it, the last time was 10 years ago when I was doing my thesis in college. To others who don’t get what that is it’s a hemorrhagic fever brought about by mosquito bites, kinda like the less intense Asia-pacific version of Malaria or West Nile Virus. I nearly put this LUSH post up last Monday but by the time I had the photos color balanced I was feeling too sick to type any words, the fever hit hard within minutes and by Wednesday I was confined, I was healed of fever by Friday night, and yesterday I was released. Next page…December! Don’t these Fresh Handmade cosmetics by LUSH stand apart from everything else you’ve ever seen? What you’re looking at now are technically a lipstick and a lovey warm gold cream eyeshadow…and you just shot me the “what” look, yes, these are makeup items. I am absolutely loving how the shade names are in handwritten typefaces on old school tags and how the whole appearance just throws you off entirely. It’s the type of makeup that helps you stock up on talking points when people see it in your purse.
I’m not exactly what people would call a “LUSHIE”, aka an all-out LUSH lover. The UK brand LUSH isn’t as popular in the Philippines as it is in the West only because, I THINK, aside from the price hike for one, bathtubs aren’t a default thing in every house here and the thought of dunking a LUSH Bath bomb in my “tabo” (dipper) or the toilet (kerPLOP) just to see it fizz and not get to dive in just wouldn’t cut it for me. Plus all those deep, rich moisturizers, bath melts, body bars (solid moisturizer) they’ve got stacked in cake rations might have a tendency to sit on top of skin in our humid weather rather than sink in leaving you feeling slightly basted and hot even (I’m willing to give their product “King of Skin” a try, though). What I love about LUSH however is their handmade vegan cosmetics mission and how clear and light your conscience is when you use their cruelty-free, often delightfully gourmande organic products which are great for kids and people with sensitive skin. From above there’s that personal touch where you can obviously see the name of who processed the product I have on hand and the date of when it was packaged. If you’re just about to break the bank on MAC’s ever popular red lipstick shade, Ruby Woo, hold your horse’s nose, I have something to show you. Read more to get the full scoop on the two items that I chose.