Lush is a bit on the pricey side and I admit to blowing my beauty budget in one trip but is it really possible to enjoy Lush on a budget? I say it is and here’s how.
Don’t use the whole thing! – I never use an entire Bubble Bar or Bath Bomb in one shot. The bubble bars cut up very easily and I get 7-10 uses out of the large ones like Brightside. I’ve also been known to hack apart a bath bomb. It’s a little more effort to break these up but it can be done. The Bath Bombs are pricey at $6.95 to $12.95 each so getting a few soaks out of one is worth it.
Set a budget before you walk into Lush. – Walking into Lush is an amusement park for your senses and it’s so easy to just haphazardly start throwing things into that cute Lush basket but it can add up fast so keep a metal tally of how much you’re spending and stick to your predetermined number.
Check the expiration date and buy the correct size. – Lush has a ton of amazing facial cleansers but most of my favorites expire in 3-4 months and you don’t want to end up throwing out excess expired product. For example I buy the 3.5 oz tub of Dark Angels for $14.95 and that lasts me about 3 months because I only use it 1-2 times per week and a little goes a long way. Also keep in mind that the Lush Fresh Masks only last 2 weeks so those are good to share with a friend.
Share with a friend. – Another way to save money is to share with a friend. It’s super easy to chop up the Lush glycerine soap. I cut them up for my guest bath but you could get 4 of your friends together and each buy one bar. Then just quarter the bar and everyone gets to try four different varieties.
Shop the Lush Boxing Day sale. – Every year on December 26th Lush has a 50% off and Buy 1, Get 1 sale on Boxing day for their holiday collection both online and in stores. This is a great time to stock up and save a ton of money. Even the gift boxes are on sale.
Try a shampoo bar. – I get 40 to 50 washes out of a Lush Shampoo Bar. The bars run $9.95 to $12.95 which comes out to about .20 per shampoo which I think is worth it.
Get samples. – When you go to a Lush store not only do you get to try everything you can even take home sample pots. I get 3 to 5 samples every time I go to Lush. I love trying the hair products before I buy. Each pot gives you 3-5 uses.
Turn in your black pots. – This is a great deal. “Bring back 5 empty, clean black LUSH pots to your local shop for recycling and we’ll give you a Fresh Face Mask, FREE!”
The bottom line is…don’t be intimidated by what you’ve heard about Lush. While they are known for being pricey on some products you can really get a nice stash for just $25 and don’t forget the samples.
I just got my 2017 Lush Boxing Day Haul and I’m super excited. The ordering process was super smooth this year as your cart held for 15 minutes after you added each item. I got my order in on Tuesday and it came today which was super fast!
Here’s what I got this year. Everything was Buy 1, Get 1 Free so I got 2 of each of these items for $157 + tax and shipping.
Luxury Lush Pud
Never Mind The Ballistics
The Man In The Moon
I also created a video reveal of my awesome Lush Boxing Day 2017 haul!
This just in! Lush North American IS having an online AND in store BOGO Boxing Day Sale! Get all the details on their Twitter page right here.
UPDATE! Well I did it. I started adding products to my Lush cart at 8:48am EST and at 9:00am I was able to check out. The site was a little slow and I had to refresh the screen a few times but I was able to check out. The site is working well now and there are still lots of products left so I’m very happy with how things worked for the BOGO sale this year.
From Lush: **The online sale will begin at 9am EST /6am PST on December 26th 2017. 30 minutes before the sale starts, all customer carts will be cleared. This will give everyone a fair shot at grabbing their faves** You can read all the Lush Boxing Day Sale FAQ’s right here.
Lush UK is NOT going to have their annual online Boxing Day Sale this year (*sniff). This comes from the Lush Kitchen Twitter page. They are supposed to have the BOGO in stores with what’s left.
From midday, we will be fresh out of seasonal treats online, which is why you won’t find a sale on the site this year. Instead of making excess products for the site that may run the risk of going to waste we’ve kept the sale to our shops only. Learn more:https://t.co/FybE0B2uvfpic.twitter.com/8WU6Njphqf