Product Review: Full of Grace

By popular demand, i.e. Neigh-ha, I’m reviewing this thing. Sorry about the massive picture; I couldn’t get it to go any smaller.

Don’t mistake this for a little pink massage bar; it’s actually a really clever facial lotion, with rose water to hydrate the skin and precious Amazonian butters to moisturise.

I spoke to a lovely lady in the lush store, and she suggested to only use this bar at night (as it can be pretty heavy duty so might make your face a wee bit greasy), which fits in perfectly with my once a day face washing routine. (like it was meant to be.)

Now, the first time I used it I was a bit sceptical. Mainly because my face looked really weird. Kind of greasy and a funny colour. But when I woke up the next day…

man alive! My face has never been so soft. I kept feeling my cheeks because they were so soft. And non-tight, which is brilliant. I didn’t get a rash or tight skin, and you know the bit around your nostrils? The bit that sometimes goes all painful when you blow your nose too much? all better man.

So I guess I’m recommending it. Becasuse it’s so awesome. And it’s currently £8.25, so it’s not to be sniffed at.

*her real name is Neha. Nay-ya. Not knee-ha. Nay-a


Product review: Karma Komba

247-Karma-Komba-2This is Karma Komba. It is a shampoo bar. Now, I know what you might be saying. “A shampoo bar? That’s a bit newfangled for me, Charlifarli. I much prefer my bottle.” Well, hold your horses, because I hope to sell it to you. (No, I’m not on commission.)

As Lush themselves promise:

Gives a lovely wash with great lather – and leaves you smelling of Karma.

Karma is our signature fragrance and has been around since the start of Lush. Here we have tried to give a lovely shampoo bar that doesn’t just get your hair clean but will also leave your hair wafting of Karma fragrance all day.

In trials we have found they last as long as approximately three 250g bottles of conventional shampoo. This makes them amazing value – but also means that for every bar you use, you are saving three plastic bottles. Helping the environment is good for your Karma.

Well, I don’t know about smelling of Karma all day, but the bathroom certainly smells really nice so that’s a plus. It helps if you’re willing to use their karma soap as well though, obviously. So, that’s a tick in that department.

You only need to use a little bit of it, so you just sort of rub it on your head and then massage into your scalp. It lathers up lots, so don’t go rubbing it all over the place. You’ll be all foamy. Plus, in a pinch, it doubles up as a body soap, which halves the things you have to pack with you if you’re going on holiday/pilgrimage.

And as far as longevity is concerned, they are definitely not exaggerating. It lasted for about 4 months washing my short hair once a day. So, let’s say you have medium hair and you wash it once every other day. Still four months. Long hair and every other day? Two months. Ish. Not bad though, because I’m guessing long hair just eats up shampoo anyway. And you probably have to wash it half as often so… I digress. The point is, it lasts quite a while.

At £5.50 a bar, it’s a bit more expensive than your average bog-standard bottle of shampoo, but if it lasts longer it’s more cost effective. Plus, there are the environmental benefits of no packaging/being really tiny so it takes up less space in the lorry.

You’d be mad not to go for it.