My Go-To Quarantine Hair Care Products – Bath & Body Works, Lush, Avon, Aveda & More!

Being home I have a ton of time to care for my hair and actually my hair care routine hasn’t changed much since my pre-quarantine days! I never really liked the beauty salon — I’m more of a do-it-yourself girl. My hair is extremely thick and wild which makes it hard to get a good cut so I just do it myself.

Here’s me in the 10th grade and from last year! I had huge hair in the 80’s and it was usually feathered and sprayed. A stiff wind couldn’t blow my style away!

My natural hair color is a dark blonde so I usually lighten it with the L’Oréal Age Perfect by Excellence hair dye in shade 8N Medium Natural Blonde or 9N Light Natural Blonde. It’s a bit darker when I first dye it but lightens over time.

Here my are go-to quarantine hair care products!

From Lush – I have been using the Lush Shampoo Bars now for over 4 years now and I love them! These round disks provide a fragrant natural feeling lather. My favorite shampoo bars are Seanik (sea salt), Montalbano (lemon) and Jumping Juniper (lavender). I created a video review below too!

From Avon – Lately I’ve stopped using my flat-iron and I’m letting my wavy hair grow out. My go-to daily conditioner is now the Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourish With Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner. This conditioner is amazing and reduces my daily frizz without weighing my hair down. It reminds me more of a cream rinse than a conditioner!

I also use the Advance Techniques 360 Nourish With Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo which has a nice light floral scent and leave me hair super clean and fresh. I use this shampoo about 2-3 times per week.

I’ve also been using the Avon Elastine PropoliThera Repair Conditioner which has been giving my hair an amazing shine! It has honey, royal jelly and propolis. I am loving the octagon pump bottle too!

This Korean Beauty product is super powerful and a little goes a long way. However, it does have an extremely heavy floral scent that’s a bit too strong for me so I usually leave this one on for about 5 minutes rinse then follow up with the Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourish With Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner to reduce the scent.

From Paul Mitchell – OMG the scent of this the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo is simply amazing and soooooo strong! I leaves my hair squeaky clean but I can’t use it everyday because it’s a bit harsh on colored hair.

From Aveda – I love the Aveda Damage Remedy that came in my FabFitFun Box. I use this treatment on my wet hair and it does a great job with overall hair repair. I also love the natural scent from Aveda products.

From South Mane – I am a huge fan of hair oil treatments and the South Mane Macadamia Oil Treatment is so nice! A tiny bit goes a long way and it leave my hair soft and shiny. It has no scent and includes natural UV protection!

From Bath & BodyWorks – Finally, I rely on Bath & Body Works for hair mists and masks and I am really hoping we get a new line for Summer 2020.

My past favorite hair mists which I still use are the At The Beach Sea Salt Mist and the Protective Hair Perfume with UV Absorbers + Aloe!

I am also a huge fan of the Bath & Body Works Hair Mask collection. I still have the Bamboo Strengthening, Shine Hibiscus and the Avocado Smoothing formulas and they give my hair a beautiful shine!

Below is my Bath & Body Works Hair Mask collection video review!

So as the stay-at-home orders drag on I think I’m going to try to grow out my hair a bit more and I’m also on the look out for new hair products so feel free to leave your favorites below!

Lush NEW Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar Review

One of my favorite new Spring products from Lush this year is the Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar! This blue and purple bubble is adorable and smells amazing!

The new 2-in-1 Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar contains fresh Grapefruit Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Ylang Ylang Oil which gives it a fruity relaxing scent. It’s so pretty too with a blue and purple swirl and a blue tail that is a silky bath oil!

When I run the Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar under the faucet I get beautiful fluffy bubbles and the water turns a nice light lavender shade.

Price: $8.95

Lush is currently offering free shipping on orders over $40 until April 30th as all the stores are closed down.

Check out my Lush Spring and Mother’s Day Haul on YouTube!

If Severus Snape Shopped At Lush Christmas Gift Box Idea!

As many of you know I am a huge fan of Harry Potter and especially Severus Snape so I decided to create a Christmas gift box based on my blog post — If Severus Snape Shopped at Lush!

It’s super easy and fun to put together your own Severus Snape box for Christmas! I picked up a Halloween themed box from JoAnn and paired it with some potion bottles from Michael’s. Then I chose a bunch of Lush products that I think Snape would use (yes, I believe he’s a bath hedonist!) I also added a Halloween Kringle Candle and some Rae Dunn wooden matches because if you’re going to bath correctly you need a candle!

Finally, I added an official Severus Snape wand for an added touch! Check out my video on YouTube to see how I created this fantastic Harry Potter Christmas gift,

Here’s a pic of my If Severus Snape Shopped At Lush Christmas Gift Box!

Lush Halloween 2019

The Lush Halloween collection landed on September 13th and it’sbetter than ever with some “glowy” new products.

There are some great favorites coming back along with some new Halloween product. As I review each Lush Halloween goodie I’ll link it to this page so stay tuned.

Check out my Lush Halloween 2019 video on YouTube too!

Returning products for Lush Halloween 2019

Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Halloween Bubble Bar
Sparkly Pumpkin is a favorite of mine! It’s loaded with glitter which makes it a Fall favorite in our house. The Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar is bright orange with a coating of gold glitter and it even has a cute brown cinnamon stick stem in the center.

Monster’s Ball Bath Bomb
This pink and blue little monster is so cute and perfect for turning your Halloween bath into a purple spa.

Bewitched Bubble Bar
This cute black cat bubble bar has yellow eyes and a bergamot and blackberry scent.

Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb
Spicy blend of patchouli and black pepper oil.

Ghost In The Dark  – The phantasmic foamer.
This soap has Citrus-sweet lemongrass and fair trade organic cocoa butter.

New for Lush Halloween 2019

Boo! Shower Slime

I am so excited to try out this new Halloween themed shower slime from Lush! It has a bubblegum scent too!

Glow Worm Fun Review

Glow in the dark Fun! Yes please. It’s got a citrus scent too and it really does glow in the dark.

Mercury Retrograde Bath Bomb

This new orange and green bath bomb is made with warming ginger and has a lemon, gardenia, and cinnamon scent.

Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb

This fun little bath bomb is pumpkin-powder and cinnamon!

Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub

They are also going to have a Pumpkin Spice lip scrub that I have to have!

There are also supposed to be some Halloween gifts! Including the Lush Little Box of Horrors.

and Lush Pumpkin Gift.

More coming soon.

Lush Rose Bombshell Egg Demo & Review

So far every single product that I’ve tried in the Lush Spring 2019 line is amazing and the Rose Bombshell Egg is no exception.

What’s to love?

First up the Rose Bombshell is huge! As you can see in my hand. It comes in two split halves and it’s tied up with a brown paper ribbon.

The center is hollow and is filled with dried rose petals and salt and the scent it pure rose.

In my YouTube demo I used the bottom half with the roses and salt. This one floats like a boat and is a very fast fizz. Once the bottom breaks through the water pops the rose petals up. It’s super cool to watch.

The water from the Lush Rose Bombshell Egg turns a milky opaque light pink and it does leave a pink ring in the tub. I did find in fairly easy to rinse out.

The price is $9.95 and is a superb deal for how much product you get.

Create An Erupting Volcano with the Lush Volcano Fun!

If you’re look for some good clean kid fun look no further than the Lush Volcano Fun kit! This shampoo, soap and bubble bath combo is so much fun to play with!

The scent is tangerine, Ylang, Ylang, Lavender oil, Fennel oil and popping candy for even more fun!

You get a block of dark grey Fun that you can mold into a volcano mountain. Then add red, orange and yellow Fun as the fire and flames!

Finally, you get a mini red, orange and yellow (star) bath bomb to place in the center for the lava!

The volcano was pretty easy to create, the key is to not have holes in the base of the volcano or the water runs out. That happened to me. I wish they would make this in a mega roll so that we could make an even bigger volcano. It was so much fun!

The fizzing lava is the best part! Watch my YouTube video to see it in action.

Lush More Tea And Sympathy Bath Bomb Demo & Review

Lush is hitting a World Series home with the Spring collection and the products continue to impress me! Today I had the chance to demo the Lush More Tea And Sympathy Bath Bomb which is the sequel to the 2017 Tea And Sympathy Bath Bomb which was a fast fizzer. The new version is a very, very slow fizzer!

What’s to love?

This large pink tea pot bath bomb has a green yarn string and a tea label to make it actually look like a pot of tea! Take the string and “dip” you pot into your bath water for an amazing experience.

More Tea And Sympathy has Green Tea Absolute, Neroli Oil and Blue Cornflowers. The bath bomb releases a gorgeous shade of pink and the water turns a light pink.

There’s also a surprise inside! The tea bag in the center of More Tea And Sympathy has Camellia Sinensis; Centaurea Cyanus; Citrus Aurantium Bergamia which make for an even more delightful bath! I am LOVING this one.

See my Lush More Tea And Sympathy Bath Bomb Demo on YouTube!

Lush Wild Butterfly Bath Bomb Review

Oh man Lush! You are going to kill my wallet for Spring. The Lush 2019 Spring line is amazing and the first thing I tried is the Wild Butterfly Bath Bomb.

This orange and yellow butterfly is not only magical but it smells so good with Sweet Orange Oil and Oil Leaf Absolute. Just wow! Total sensory overload in a good way.

The water form Wild Butterflies is a bright orange but I didn’t get any staining on my fingers. It’s a medium fizz with orange and yellow trails. Wild Butterflies is only $5.25 and I am going to stock up on this one.

See my demo on YouTube and be sure to sub for the rest of the Lush 2019 Spring collection!

Lush Karma Komba Shampoo Bar Review

I’ve been using the Lush Shampoo Bars now for almost two years and my favorites up until now have been Jumping Juniper, Seanik and Montalbano but now I think I have a new favorite and it’s the green Karma Komba!

First up I wanted to show what a shampoo bar looks like dry when you first bring it home from Lush, it basically looks like a hockey puck.

What’s to love?

Now normally I’m not a fan of Patchouli Oil so that’s why I waited so long to get Karma Komba but I’ve heard so many good things I just had to try it.

While It does have a slight Patchouli Oil I don’t think it’s that strong and you also get  Sweet Orange Oil, Lavendin Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Elemi Oil and Gardenia Extract so it does have its own unique sent.

However what I love about Karma Komba is that it makes my hair shine. I’ve got big, curly hair and it tames it really too. This is definitely my new favorite.

Price: $11.95

My YouTube story continues (I’m back part-time)

LOL…after only 7 days without a YouTube channel I’m beginning to miss it a bit. I don’t miss the filming, lights, editing, twice daily uploads and my house being a disaster so I decided to start over and scale back. I wasn’t making enough revenue that it matters that I lost my monetization. YouTube revenue is really, really low these days. So I started fresh and it feels good!

I do really, really love Bath & Body Works and Lush, plus Easter is coming up which means that I’m going to be wanting to do some sink demos of those gorgeous bath bombs. The sink demos were actually my favorite part of YouTube! So I’m back in a much more part-time role. I’ll have time to finish my laundry, relax, play with the dog in addition to my day job and not get burned out.

I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and appreciate all the comments.

So if you’d like to follow along I’m at: https://www.youtube.com/queenofthegirlgeeks

Just at a slower pace!