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tashabear
tashabear
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Sounds like a spam subject line... but what it really means is that I got my first order from
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Sounds like a spam subject line... but what it really means is that I got my first order from <a href="http://www.lush.com" title="Lush"&nbsp; target="_blank"></a> today.&nbsp; I got two shampoos: <a href="http://www2.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/2000?ID=miGnDryJ:expand=00007:upd=y">Big</a> and <a href="http://www2.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/096?ID=miGnDryJ:expand=00007:upd=y">Trichomania</a>.&nbsp; All their products are hand-made; apparently my pot of Big was made <i>after</i> I placed my order!&nbsp; I also got a sliver sample of <a href="http://www2.lush.com/cgi-bin/lushdb/071?ID=miGnDryJ:expand=:upd=y">Red Rooster Body Soap</a>.&nbsp; They all smell pretty good, but the Trichomania in particular smells like coconut and cardboard at the moment... but it's been packed for over a week in a box, so it's not surprising.&nbsp; The Big smells like a margarita without the booze (lime and salt, mostly), and looks a bit like tapioca.&nbsp; The Red Rooster smells like citrus.

Funny thing is, I was poised to check the UPS website to the delivery schedule, and I mean poised, like I was about to go look up the tracking number, when the guy knocked on the door.&nbsp; Since I was also about to go get in the shower, I had a robe on, and the poor guy wouldn't even make eye contact.&nbsp; Job security, no doubt.

I was so excited to get the package that my hands were shaking... time to go test!

i feel: excited excited

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Comments
apis_mellifera From: apis_mellifera Date: June 17th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
Trichomania's good stuff--I have a chunk of it in my bathroom right now. I like to use it in conjunction with Coolaulin for the full coconut effect.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 18th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm trying to see if I can squeeze a trip to Boston into my schedule this week, to get some Coolaulin!
apis_mellifera From: apis_mellifera Date: June 19th, 2004 01:55 am (UTC) (base camp)
I've been to the Boston Lush store. It's nice. I was just at the DC store last weekend and spent an appalling amount of money.

The only thing about Coolaulin is that it's not quite the same consistency as store-bought conditioner (it can be a bit runnier), so it might feel like you need a lot, but you really don't.

I've been using their Slammer shower gel as shampoo lately--all their shower gels, with the exception of Skinny Dip (which is the best shower gel ever) can be used as shampoos, too. Which makes it nice for travel.
From: reasdream Date: June 17th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
wow. those look preeety. I've walked past LUSH stores before but I could never go in - because the perfume smells made my allergies act up just by walking past the door.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 17th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (base camp)
Aww! That's a shame... and I'm pretty sure that the perfumes are natural, too. Then again, that might make it worse. :-( I didn't mean to be a tease!
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