November is in full swing and as you begin to strap on your skis and test out the holiday shopping slopes I will be here each week to act as your shopping ski instructor with my top shopping picks and gift giving tips- reminding you to pace yourself and to NOT wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping.
Relax, follow my lead and enjoy the season this year.
As most of you know I have long been an advocate of Cruelty Free and Sustainable products so I thought it appropriate to start the holiday shopping season off with one of my favorite purveyors of yummy and delish skin and body products that are also Cruelty Free.
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, has some absolutely scent-sationally luxe ways for you to give Cruelty Free this season.
Here is a little bit about LUSH Cosmetics:
“At Lush, we believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans. Fighting animal testing should be more than a slogan; it needs to be a genuine practice. Unfortunately, it’s become commonplace in the North American cosmetics industry to test products and their ingredients on animals in labs. Laboratory testing is done to substances that make up these cosmetic products, to see whether they are likely to harm people, or damage the environment when they are disposed of. The science of cosmetics safety testing has progressed greatly in recent years, and there are now dozens of proven non-animal test methods accepted by government regulators of cosmetics. Examples include 3-dimensional human skin models, which can fully replace the use of rabbits for skin irritation testing, and cell culture tests for sunlight-induced “photo”-toxicity, genetic mutations, and other harmful effects. Non-animal methods have been shown to be scientifically superior – and usually take less time to complete, at a fraction of the cost of animal experiments. Our policy is the result of a personal effort to reduce animal testing, for companies who supply raw materials to change the way they test for safety and to stop money from going to companies who we believe are morally unsound.
We operate our own unique Supplier Specific Boycott, which states we will not buy any ingredient from any manufacturer or supplier that tests anything they produce on any animals for any reason. We ensure the safety of their products by only using ingredients with a long history of safe use, and by testing the finished products on a panel of human volunteers. We support the development and validation of non-animal tests, and campaign against legislation that requires animals to be experimented on. Not only is LUSH passionate about the animal testing policy, our passion also extends to the commitment we have to sourcing ingredients from suppliers that are congruent with our ethics and standards. Our extremely strict policy against animal testing is unique, and we want our peers in the cosmetics industry to adopt the same stance. We encourage you to boycott cosmetics companies that engage in animal testing.”
#ethicalgiving is one of the best ways to give.
Whether it be for a co-worker or your BFF with LUSH you know you are giving a “good” thing.
Here are my TOP Holiday Picks from LUSH Cosmetics:
Celebrate Hand and Body Lotion ($29.95)
Celebrate the festive season with this beautiful hand and body lotion. Handmade with rich, emollient ingredients like cocoa butter and almond oil, Celebrate deeply moisturizes dry winter skin and leaves behind a gorgeous champagne-inspired fragrance. Toning citrus oils brighten the mood on dark, dreary days and a touch of cognac oil sets a party-ready vibe. Vegan
Star Light Star Bright bath melt ($6.95)
A shimmering bright star for a special bath filled with light and sparkle. Crush this bath melt under running water and watch the moisturizing cocoa and shea butter melt to create a soft, creamy bath, as a trail of silver luster spreads across the turquoise-colored water. Star Light Star Bright is scented with refreshing ginger and cheery lime oil to give you an extra spark during dreary winter months. Vegan
Santa Baby Lip Balm ($8.95)
A classic red, this tint is a colorful moisture boost for the lips. It’s loaded with Fair Trade butters and nourishing carrot oil to care for the lips. Cherry and date extracts give a sweet hint of festive flavor, while ground cinnamon plumps your pout. Vegan
Santa’s Lip Scrub ($8.95)
This sugary lip scrub gently exfoliates dry skin while extra virgin coconut oil moisturizes, leaving lips soft, conditioned and ready for kissing! The sweet taste of fizzy cola makes for delicious smooches under the mistletoe. Scrub lips before applying color for a flawless pout.
Snow Fairy ($9.95-29.95)
A festive favorite and cause for celebration, this year we’ve replaced Snow Fairy’s plastic glitter with environmentally-friendly shimmer! But don’t worry, she still has plenty of shine and the same sweet, magical scent of creamy candy, she’s just granting the planet’s wishes as well as yours! Vegan
Mrs. Frosty ($23.95)
The counterpart to her cool hubby, Mrs. Frosty includes a range of indulgent bath products. Comforter bubble bar sits alongside one of our longest running products, Butterball Bath Bomb. Luxury LUSH Pud is the perfect way to sit back and relax thanks to the comforting lavender and ylang ylang – ideal for a bedtime bath. Vegan Contents: Butterball and Luxury LUSH Pub Bath Bombs, Comforter (mini) bubble bar
This week LUSH Cosmetics wants to get you in the holiday spirit.
1 Lucky winner will receive a Mrs. Frosty sweet treat trio (pictured above)