Today has been one of those days where I literally couldn’t wait to blog… So, here I am, staying true to my word and blogging!
Let’s have a minute’s LOUDNESS to remember the wonderfulness of LUSH’s Cup O’ Coffee… Yeah, this post is a bit late, but, then again, so’s someone’s period somewhere… Congratulations! 🍼👶 #BabyBoom
Anyway, moving Tay Tay Swift-ly on, below is my honest review of Cup O’ Coffee.
Just around the corner there’s a rainbow in the sky. So let’s have another cup o’ coffee and let’s have another piece o’ pie! If you’re a sucker for the strong, dark, stimulating type, take a shot of this coffee infusion filled mask to the face. Wake up and invigorate the skin with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Roasted cocoa extract, vetivert and coriander oil combine to create an addictive fragrance. Smooth over face and body, leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water for your daily fix.
Do you love coffee? If not, umm, you’re currently in the wrong place…
Before we get cracking (like an egg on a pavement), and in keeping with the theme, here’s something I don’t understand: Cappuccino flavoured crisps. Something I might be able to understand, though, is Cup O’ Coffee! It’s apparently a mask (not one of LUSH’s refrigerated fresh ones). However, I’ve been using it as a scrub.
The coffee granules are very, very softening, smoothening and thankfully, un-pore-blockable. I’m only mentioning this because Dark Angels did that, which is why I resorted to using it as makeshift toothpaste. Having said that, if you, like me, love using Dark Angels on your skin but are finding that the black sugar/charcoal granules are getting stuck in your pores, washing with lukewarm-mildly hot water melts them away. #TopTip
What does the formula look like? Uh, it depends whether you’ll request to take me on Jeremy Kyle for a lie-detector afterwards…
If an appearance on Jezza is beneath you, it looks LOVELY! Extremely good. If, on the other hand, you’d love a trip to Media City to meet the man himself, Graeme & Security Steve, I have no option but to be honest and say: it looks like a gloopy crushed coffee bean poopy!
What does it smell like? Pandas (after they’ve eaten the finest of bamboo)… 🤣 Coffee, of course!
Look, it doesn’t take much to please me… Upon first application, I fell in love with its smell, before realising that it’s just coffee and that I should be getting out more (taking my nose with me as I leave).
‘No manure Sherlock’ when I tell you that coffee smells like coffee and that it’s by no means anywhere as good as what bae’s aftershave/cologne would smell like.
What does it feel like? As though crushed coffee beans are being lathered upon every crevice of your facial exterior… It’s scrubby and lovely on the skin, during and post-wash.
One thing to mention: it tastes slightly weird though, not that I actively went out to taste it… It’s just, it was smeared on my face, ended up on my lips and my tongue touched the formula (purposefully by accident). Basically, if I had to describe it, I’d say it tastes like coffee mixed in with something else. A weird ‘something else’.
How to use it: wash your face, apply a generous layer of the product on it then scrub/leave on skin for 10/15 mins, before rinsing it off.
Be aware that you’ll look like you’ve smeared undigested coffee poop on your face or regurgitated tiramisu, either or… Both as attractive as each other (if that’s your sort of thing).
Final say: YES. If LUSH was proposing to me through this product, I’d be giving them a resounding YE! I literally can’t believe that I didn’t discover this earlier…
Ingredients: probably a CUP O’ COFFEE, but don’t quote me on it.