Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser from Lush

Let The Good Times Roll Fresh CleanserIt wasn’t until I had, had my Validation Facial treatment at the Lush Oxford Street Spa that I started to appreciate Lush’s fresh face and body cleansers. I had used Let The Good Times Roll several times before but up until the Validation facial I had no idea of how beneficial it was for my skin.

The Let the Good Times Roll scent is one of my all time favourites from Lush, it’s truly beautiful. My husband calls it ‘the one that smells like popcorn’. I agree with him but it’s so much better than just popcorn, I can’t quite put my finger on it, it just smells delicious. If I could have had our wedding cake made to taste just like Let the Good Times Rolls Fresh Cleanser smells – I honestly wouldn’t have shared a single slice.

Let the Good Times Roll fresh cleanser is perfect to use on both your face and body, I tend to use it just on my face as it is the ideal balance of what I need in a facial cleanser. It is super gentle and not only cleanses but also exfoliates and soothes your skin too.

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Before discovering Let the Good Times Roll I had never used a product made for your face that was good at both exfoliating and hydrating. Another great ingredient in the cleanser is cinnamon powder, this ingredient not only adds to this products scent but it also stimulates your skin leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. After I have used it I always have beautifully soft skin.

I feel this cleanser benefits my skin so well that it was actually the one I used for my face every day in the run up to my wedding. The makeup artist I had booked to come do my makeup on the day said that she could really see the difference to my skin since the last time she had seen me on my trial hair and makeup day. She said my skin was no longer dry and also commented on how fresh and soft it appeared.

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Let The Good Times Roll face and body cleanser has completely changed my opinion on skincare. Before I had tried it all the other products I had come across that promised to both exfoliate and equally hydrate my skin left my face oily and yucky. It has taken my dry combination skin and changed it for the better, there’s no other product that cleanses, softens and buffs quite like it. For the first time ever I feel confident without makeup on.

At first I was a little weirded out by the fact bits of popcorn were mixed into it but I now know the popcorn is an excellent ingredient for both oil absorption and exfoliation. On occasion I also use Let The Good Times Roll on my chest and neck too as I get dry patches of skin there as well, particularly in the Summer months.

A little of Let The Good Times Roll also goes a long way, all you need is a small pinch of it for your face, you then add a drop of water and mix it into a paste in the palm of your hand, I then work it gently into my face before rinsing it off with a clean flannel and hot water. My favourite thing about Let The Good Times Roll is however its scent, it stays on your skin for the best part of a day after using it, I wish that Lush could bring out more products with this scent, if they did I think I’d go bankrupt collecting it all! Let The Good Times Roll is by far one of the best Lush products I have used, it smells great and does an excellent job, there will always be a pot of it in my house.



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Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb from Lush

After falling head over heels in love with 3 out of the 4 newly released jelly bombs I was delighted to see that Lush had yet another up their sleeve. The Lush Kitchen announced that on the 14th of August 2017 a small and very limited amount of brand-new-to-the-world, Snow Fairy Jelly Bombs would become available to order. Although I am desperately trying to save money for next months Lush Showcase, I couldn’t help myself and grabbed a few.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, I have a feeling that the Snow Fairy jelly bombs will be a part of this years Lush Winter line, therefore potentially being available at the Showcase next month. For everyone that missed out on getting one of these jelly bombs through the Lush Kitchen, I am keeping my eyes peeled and my fingers crossed that my prediction of them becoming available everywhere comes true!

Design wise the Snow Fairy jelly bomb is decorated just like the other jelly bombs, quite unique to anything Lush has created before, each individual jelly bomb has its own shape included in its exterior design, for example, Snow Fairy has a star and the Dark Arts jelly bomb has a mysterious and magical looking eye.

Jelly bombs look and work just like the average Lush bath bomb, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is that the jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead of just either creating foam or changing the colour of your bath water. Although I was initially a little freaked out at the idea of bathing in what I imagined to be thick gloop, I found that this wasn’t the case at all and the experience of sharing a bath with a Lush jelly bomb was in fact very pleasant.

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The magic jelly ingredient in Lush’s jelly bombs is sodium alginate, this is what creates the jelly that floats on the top of your water. I have had a lot of people comment on my Instagram account that they just can’t bring themselves to try a jelly bomb as they fear the consistency. It really isn’t like wading through gunge though, it’s very much like any other bath bomb, it is however a lot more moisturising.

Much like the other jelly bombs I have tried before, the Snow Fairy hisses away sending a burst of white foam with the odd speck of pink across the water surface as soon as it hits the water. Its scent is sugar-sweet, there is a Snow Fairy scented product list as long as my arm. In the Winter it is one of Lush’s biggest sellers, last year (2016) Lush released the brand new Snow Fairy body conditioner I loved it and I am hoping that the Snow Fairy jelly bomb is this year’s Snow Fairy scented Winter line newbie.

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Just like the Big Sleep jelly bomb, once Snow Fairy hits the water it begins to bob around,  I noticed that the Snow Fairy jelly bomb reacted to being added to the water in exactly the same way as the Green Coconut jelly bomb does, the Dark Arts jelly bomb seems to explode of jelly within seconds, where as the Snow Fairy and Green Coconut jelly bombs take their time.

I didn’t like the Snow Fairy scent that much when I first got into Lush, it did however grow on me and now I always look forward to seeing what product Lush create next with its scent. If the Snow Fairy jelly bomb does become a part of this years Winter line, I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Father Christmas bath bomb again… (also Snow Fairy scented).

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For scent and design the Snow fairy jelly bomb gets a 10 out of 10 from me, in my opinion it is by far the prettiest of the jelly bombs, I am however biased as I have never been able to resist anything pink or anything that includes stars.

The only thing I noticed about the Snow Fairy jelly bomb in comparison to the others is how long it took to dissolve. I have the patience of a saint but after 25 minutes I ended up crushing what remained of the jelly bomb up in my hands. This task isn’t easy, with the jelly bits covering most of what remained, it was like playing catch with a fish, which I guess would be quite fun for kids.

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Be that as it may, upon getting out of the Snow Fairy jelly bomb bath, my skin did feel amazingly soft and just as moisturised as when I had used the other jelly bombs. The effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced in a cosmetic product before. The Lush jelly bombs are a game changer in regards to skincare, even after a day has passed, your skin still feels soft, smooth and fabulous after sharing a bath with a jelly bomb.

If you find the Snow Fairy scent too sweet, (I did at first myself, don’t feel like an outsider) you’ll be pleased to know that even though its scent does stay with you, it is no where near as strong as when the jelly bomb is first in your hands. It stays on your skin for the best part of the next day but has a very gentle, soft and pleasant aroma. Like the scent that the So White bath bomb has, I find it really comforting.



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One Eskimo Bubble Bar from Lush

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When I heard that Lush had released a bubble bar that shared its scent with the Christingle body conditioner I couldn’t help but get excited as in the Summer, Christingle is my go-to-product. Although Christingle is typically sold as a part of Lush’s Winter line, it is perfect to use during the sweltering months of Summer.

The One Eskimo Bubble Bar is currently only available to purchase in a small selection of stores, the below photo was taken at Lush’s flagship store in London, Oxford Street and is also where my current stash of them came from. This gorgeous bubble bar’s scent is identical to the super stimulating Christingle body conditioner and this Summer it has been flying off of the shelves.

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The One Eskimo bubble bar contains a long list of menthol-fresh ingredients. Peppermint spearmint and grapefruit oil are blended together to awaken and stimulate your body, this mix is perfect for cooling you down while also refreshing your body, mind and soul.

At first I was unsure about it as, as explained in my Christingle body conditioner review, the body conditioner made me feel so cold after using it, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to use its bubble bar equivalent as it would feel like having a bath full of ice cubes. Although this would be desirable for some with the current Summer heat, just the thought of a bath full of ice cubes is hell on earth for me!

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Luckily bathing myself in a One Eskimo bath didn’t leave my skin tingling and icy in the same way as the body conditioner-equivalent does. In fact, I think I favour the One Eskimo over the Christingle body conditioner. I am extremely sensitive to temperature due to suffering with several different medical conditions. This means I can’t always regulate my bodies temperature in the same way as others, additionally if I am too cold it makes my joints hurt and if I am too hot it makes my joints swell up while also causing me to feel nauseated.

A hot One Eskimo bath is the perfect balance for me. The heat of the water relaxes my muscles while the peppermint helps to refresh my skin leaving me cool and refreshed all at the same time. Peppermint is also my go to essential oil if I am ever hit by a wave of nausea. Pushing all of my personal needs aside I can still see this product as being loved and more than useful by many other customers with both the same and different needs from me.

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A very small amount of One Eskimo creates mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles, it’s a very cost effective bubble bar which is always a product-perk that I enjoy and look out for in Lush. After all, who doesn’t like getting more for their money?

When One Eskimo is used it turns the water underneath the blanket of bubbles a beautiful and bold shade of blue. Products with peppermint in often leave my skin in need of some extra moisture after use, One Eskimo however leaves my skin soft and fabulously well nourished, just a 10 minute soak leaves my skin brighter and so very refreshed.

Rumour has it that the One Eskimo bubble bar will be making its way to all stores and online when the 2017’s Winter line is released. I really hope this is true as I love this bubble bar, it’s a breath of fresh air and is just what Lush needed to add to their ever growing collection of amazing cosmetic products!



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Rump Bottom Rub from Lush

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The Rump Bottom Rub was first released as a Lush Summit exclusive back in February 2017, this Summer it became a part of Lush UK’s regular line giving me and many others the opportunity to give it a go too.

First things first, I guess I should explain what Rump bottom rub is all about. A big clue is its name, obviously bottom rub is primarily a cream you put on your bum, Rumps purpose is however more than just a moisturiser for your butt. Rump bottom rub was designed with athletes in mind, its label reads, ‘Ideal for cyclists, runners and all who experience resistance where there should be ease and harmony.’

Although with me being in a wheelchair there’s no risk of me running the marathon or joining in with any cycling events anytime soon it’s labelled as a product that will ‘make your derrière great again,’ I couldn’t help but buy myself a tub based just on that line.

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Rump is a thick orange creamy formula with a pinch of gold lustre on its top, as mentioned above, this rub was designed with athletes in mind and I have found it particularly useful when trying to slip my swimming costume on and off for my hydro sessions. A quick rub down of this cream on my thighs also helps me slip my leggings back on which is something I really struggle with after hydro as all my muscles seize up once I am out of the warm water.

Unfortunately my hydro sessions don’t happen anymore as somebody high up and clueless closed down my local hydro pool. It’s had a really bad effect on me physically but at least I can still use this cream on my bum, thighs and legs, it gives me a little confidence which is something I lack.

Rump contains cupuacu butter, aloe vera and avocado butter, all 3 of these ingredients have skin conditioning properties and are very effective ingredients for the cooling and soothing of the skin. Although I haven’t noticed much of a difference on my stretch marks my surrounding skin does feel much softer to the touch. This bottom rub also contains caffeine, I am sensitive to caffeine so have been conscious in regards to how much of this rub I put on myself. After frequent use, (little but often) my ‘derrière’ is noticeably firmer which pleases me to no end, I feel more comfortable with the idea of me being in a swimming costume for my upcoming honeymoon now too.

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Rumps scent is a very gentle one, the chamomile in it is probably the easiest of its ingredients to identify, the added extra of rose water and oil gives it a floral edge although much like the Sex Bomb bath bomb it’s a younger floral fragrance that doesn’t leave you smelling like your nan’s prized handkerchief.

Overall I am really satisfied with this product, although the only opportunity I have had to test it for athletic reasons is in my hydro sessions, it did make a difference for me in regards to swimming costume chaffing… I can’t believe I just wrote that online for the world to see, but I promised to always be honest when I started this blog.

Rump will be coming with me on my honeymoon, I imagine because of its ingredients it will be a great product to apply after a day in the sun. I love Rump, at first I honestly thought it was just a novelty product but its effects have impressed me far beyond my original expectations.



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Marmalade Jelly Bomb from Lush

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The Marmalade Jelly Bomb is the last of the 4 recently released jelly bombs that I have yet to review. At first I really wasn’t sold on the idea behind the jelly bomb however after trying and enjoying The Big Sleep, Green Coconut and Dark Arts jelly bombs I was eager to try out Marmalade. When the information on these 4 jelly bombs leaked online, I admit that out of the 4 of them I was most excited to try Marmalade as I am a sucker for anything citrus.

Including a long list of brightening, uplifting and awakening ingredients – Brazilian orange, grapefruit and orange flower absolute to name just a few, I was so sure that sharing a bath with the Marmalade jelly bomb was going to be an amazing experience.

When my postman delivered my parcel containing the Marmalade jelly bomb I opened it up and was instantly greeted with a very bitter and sharp citrus scent, it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. The grapefruit in the Marmalade jelly bomb was completely different from what I had grown to love throughout the use of the Frozen bath bomb. The Marmalade jelly bomb’s scent is very intense, so much so that I was hoping that the scent dampened down somewhat once put into the bath water.

Unlike the other 3 jelly bombs Marmalade has an extra hidden treat, inside is several chunks of orange slice reminiscent of the, The Sicilian bath bomb. As Marmalade comes into contact with your bath water it begins to ferociously hiss, sending a thin layer of small orange bubbles with a jelly like foam consistency across the waters surface. It was at this point that I realised the scent of Marmalade wasn’t going to dampen down, instead of the bath water diluting the jelly bombs scent it in fact strengthened it. It was at this point that I realised I’d finally come across a citrus based Lush product that I didn’t like.

I called my husbands name, I have very unstable joints so need assistance when getting in and out of the bath, I didn’t want to stay in the bath or the bathroom for another second. With the jelly bombs I advise being in the bath when you use them, this is because as the jelly forms it can make the bath quite slippery. I find that the slippery surface does however disappear as the jelly slowly dissolves into water. I got out and because I hadn’t given the jelly a chance to dissolve the bath tub needed a good hose down.

Even though I was only in the water with the Marmalade jelly bomb for a few minutes I did notice how soft and hydrated my legs felt once out. If you can stomach this jelly bombs scent then I’d definitely recommend it if you have dry skin, the effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient within the new jelly bombs has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced while using Lush before. Each of the jelly bombs have left my skin in the perfect condition. Soft, hydrated and bright.

I personally won’t be using the Marmalade jelly bomb again based just on its scent. Unfortunately it’s just not a scent I enjoy. I get a lot of comments on my Instagram account saying that I ‘big up’ all of the Lush products regardless of how I actually feel about them. This isn’t true at all, I always tell the truth and I guess this post is proof. It’s not often I dislike a Lush product but sadly when it comes down to the Marmalade jelly bomb I’m not keen. It does have good qualities too and I have mentioned them above, scent is however very important to me when it comes down to Lush products so on scent alone I won’t be buying this jelly bomb again.



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Bubble Spinner Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

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When I first see the Bubble Spinner Reusable Bubble Bar on Instagram I wasn’t going to get it as I was determined to start saving some money for when Lush release their Christmas line later this year. Once I learnt of its ingredients I however changed my mind and grabbed 3. With lime, grapefruit and lemon oil in the Bubble Spinner was right up my street, there’s nothing I like more than a bright and cheery citrus scented bath product.

The Bubble Spinner was designed with a fidget spinner in mind, I can’t be the only person in the world that wasn’t entirely sure what a fidget spinner is up until very recently? Just in case you are as clueless and uncool as me I took the liberty of finding out the definition of what it is. According to the online Collins English Dictionary, a fidget spinner is a small toy comprising of two or three prongs arranged around a central bearing, designed to be spun by the fingers as a means of improving concentration or relieving stress. – So now you know let’s get on with the review…

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The Bubble Spinner is a reusable bubble bar, it has a wooden pin in it that allows the bubble bar part of it to spin either in your hands or as the tap water hits it, kind of like a water mill. It has 3 spokes one pink, one blue and one yellow, these are all connected together by a white inner ring.

Reusable bubble bars are slightly different to the normal bubble bars, you don’t have to break a reusable bubble bar up to use it, you simply run it under the tap to create bubbles. Once you have the desired amount of bubbles you then put it somewhere it can dry off, ready for the next time you want to use it. As the Bubble Spinner is submerged with water running out of the tap, its scent really hits you. Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews will know that I have a soft spot for the citrus scented products. To me, Bubble Spinners scent is the perfect mix of the Dragon’s Egg and Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb.

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Sometimes I find that the reusable bubble bars don’t create quite as many bubbles as the ordinary ones do, I found that with Bubble Spinner this wasn’t the case. I got 3 very generously bubbled bubble baths out of just one Bubble Spinner. Another trait that reusable bubble bars have is that they don’t create as vivid colour water, this wasn’t really a huge issue with me for Bubble Spinner as the scent won it over for me.

Another thing that impressed me about the Bubble Spinner was that its scent lasted throughout the whole bath. It also lasted on my skin although once I got out of the bath my skin wasn’t left as well nourished as I’d have liked, if the Bubble Spinner was just a little more moisturising I’d go as far as to say that it would be one of my favourites.

I know Lush are notorious for bringing out copious amounts of citrus scented products and because of this, some fans get frustrated. It however wasn’t until I started using Lush that I realised there are so many variations of citrus scents. The Bubble Spinners scent has really, really impressed me and it is probably my favourite of the reusable bubble bars that I have tried so far. If you’re looking for a product that will brighten your mood while also waking you up then I’d definitely recommend giving this bubble bar a go.



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The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb from Lush

The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb

Anything with ‘sleep’ in its name always gets my attention. Apart from taking Lush baths my next favourite hobby is most definitely sleeping, I am however not very good at it so anything that could help me improve my ability to sleep is always very welcome. The Big Sleep Jelly Bomb is neck and neck favourite for me with the Dark Arts jelly bomb. I honestly didn’t think I would like any of the new jelly bombs at all but here I am ranting and raving about yet another.

The Lush Jelly Bombs look just like an ordinary Lush bath bomb they however have a magic ingredient, sodium alginate. This ingredient is what divides the normal bath bombs to the jelly ones. Jelly bombs are meant to work in exactly the same way as the normal bath bombs, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is, instead of just exploding with colour jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead.

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Containing lavender, tonka, neroli and chamomile the Big Sleep is the next best thing to a sleeping potion, there is no better combination of ingredients to help you wind down and relax. Although this is quite a powerful blend of essential oils Big Sleep’s scent isn’t at all overpowering, it’s a delicate and soothing mix. Its scent as a whole reminds me of several different Lush products such as the Unicorn Horn bubble bar, Twilight and Golden Slumbers bath bomb.

Instantly after coming into contact with the water The Big Sleep begins to bob around, spreading blue foam across its surface. I noticed that unlike the Dark Arts jelly bomb, the Big Sleep took a lot longer to create its jelly layer.

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Once the layer of silky smooth jelly forms on the baths surface you start to really feel the benefits of it. My skin had never felt so well nourished before, the effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced while using Lush before. You heard it here first, the jelly bombs are going to change your life. Even the next day my skin feels soft, smooth and fabulous.

Big Sleeps scent once in the bath doesn’t intensify at all making it a good product to use if you’re sensitive to some of Lush’s more powerful scents.

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After about 10 minutes the jelly dissolves into just bath water leaving you with a deep blue lagoon of silky smooth water. It’s hard to describe, I don’t want to mislead you by saying it ‘thickens the water’ as if someone said that to me I’d assume that the jelly and water had began to set. This isn’t the case at all. The dissolved jelly simply just adds a softness to the water and not in an oily way either, it’s so pleasant on the skin.

Overall I am really impressed with this jelly bomb. The Big Sleep was in fact the first of the 4 jelly bombs that I reordered, what I thought was going to be a group of novelty products have really opened my eyes. If you want an easy way to add hydration to your skin while not getting oily then the jelly bombs are perfect for you.



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