I then used Chox Away to lather up my legs and used it to shave with. Chox Away is probably LUSH's creamiest soap and makes a wonderful shaving agent. The only thing that makes me have a closer shave is a new razor with Chox Away. Now when it comes to the smell of CA, I am not sure if I like it or not. It isn't bad, but something about it isn't great either. It reminds me a bit of how each of us have that certain food we just love even though we know it is the grossest thing ever. For me that food is Slim Jims*. There should be nothing good about those greasy tubes of mushy meatlike product, but it is and I love them. Thank goodness the scent of CA isn't like that of a Slim Jim! I'd take it's orange chocolate tangy scent anyday!
After I was done shaving, I lathered up with my favourite, Honey I Washed the Kids. I took my time making sure I didn't miss a spot!! What I like about this soap is that for the most part, it leaves a nice hint on your skin that it was once there. So Yummy!! I can't believe there are people out there who don't like this soap! I could go on and on about HIWtK, but I will move on.
Before I hoped out of the shower I washed the Dark Angels from my face. Towel dried myself then rewet my face and applied a paste of Aqua Marina and let it sit there for about 10 mins. AM was my first purchase at LUSH. It has been a staple ever since and probably my favourite of their skin care line. CoalFace, Brazened Honey, and now Dark Angels are also on my top list. Back to AM. I love the smell of it. Seaweed shouldn't smell so good but it does. This is another one of those products that when I see it I have to smell it -- whether or not I am using it. It has been really kind to my skin making blemishes disappear almost over night! I find it moisturizing without being heavy and it doesn't dry out my skin. Definately a keeper!
After I let Aqua Marina sit and dry I washed it off with a warm wash cloth and spritzed my face with Breath of Fresh Air. I have never really used a toner, ever, let a lone a LUSH toner, so I am not sure how well or not it is working. I don't think it is doing too bad and may even be helping reduce redness. This doesn't seem to be a miracle product that clears up skin and shrink pores the moment it is applied, but I have a feeling with constant use, I could really benefit from it's potion. So I think I will stick with this one and maybe pick up some other toners to try as well.
To finish up I used a bit of the sample of Celestial I recieved to moisturize my face. I am on the fence about this one. It isn't harming my skin in any way, like Gorgeous did, but it really doesn't seem to be helping. It is thicker than I care for in richness, but isn't greasy. It is hard to explain. It's almost as though it only soaks half way into my skin and then creating a new base layer with they rest. A bit like how primer works with makeup. I'll just keep sampling moisturizers until I find the right one for me. Sadly, LUSH may not be were I find the perfect moisturizer. Doobley sad is I haven't found it anywhere else I have tried either.
So know I am just sitting at the computer sniffing away at any little hint of my LUSH goodies I happen to catch!
Dark Angels - facial cleanser
Chox Away - soap (I use specifically for shaving)
Honey I Washed the Kids - soap
Aqua Marina - facial cleanser used as a mask
Breath of Fresh Air - toner
Celestial - moisturizer
*I have replaced Slim Jims with the far superior Jack Links Madators... They are even yummier and don't give me the problems that Slim Jims do!