It’s no secret that LUSH Cosmetics finally made it to the US, and that lots of people know about it, but that certainly doesn’t diminish how perfectly goddamn delightful it is (to be sure).
Check out all these bath and skincare products! Everything is handmade, organic, sometimes even Vegan, and it all works and smells like nothing you’ve ever seen. The store can be pretty fragrance-intensive, but it’s worth braving.
Most soaps are in huge slabs,
so you can ask them to cut a hunk to whatever size you want. The Pasadena girls are super-nice, and will also cut you off a sample hunk of pretty much anything, which is great because you can go home and try it before laying down your life savings for something you won’t like.
(Of course don’t be a schnorrer – don’t ask for 15 samples without buying something!)
Some of my personal favorites:
Rock Star Soap/Creamy Candy Bubble Bar. THE SINGLE BEST fragrance on earth – like ground up pixies and giggles and sweet, sweet candy. Two delivery systems for the same intoxicating scent.
American Cream hair conditioner. Should one (ahem) color one’s hair, this stuff is utterly amazing at creating silky shiny deliciousness where once there was dull dead Barbie hair.
BIG shampoo. Not for any fake hair color other than blonde – lots of salts to strip out those reds and browns. But it’s GREAT in hard water if your hair isn’t colored.
Smitten. A hand cream that’s not disgusting or slimy. Put it on at night and wake up a hand model!
312 N. Beverly Drive
24 E. Colorado Blvd
1404 Third Street Promenade