Mum Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Mum Bath Bomb is brand new to Lush Cosmetics. It has been created and released as a part of their limited edition Mother’s day range for 2017, it comes in 2 different colours, both however share the same scent.

When I see the Mum bath bombs smaller size I admit that I was a little disheartened, not because I was disappointed but because it wasn’t a Lush product that had me ‘Oooing’ on first glimpse. Sometimes a newly released product stops me in my tracks, the Mum bath bomb however didn’t. Regardless of this, I really liked the pastel colours each design had and decided to grab one of each.

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Decorated in pastel pink, yellow and green colours the Mum bath bomb suits this time of year perfectly. The colours are not too in your face but are bright enough to give off a Spring time vibe. Just big enough to fill the palm of my super-tiny hands, the Mum bath bomb although small made quite the impression on me once placed into the water. What really surprised me about the Mum bath bomb was how its scent changed once in the bath tub.

Before using it, the Mum bath bomb’s scent wasn’t one I got particularly excited about. Sometimes a bath bomb smells so good that you can’t wait to share a bath with it. Some others however don’t get my heart racing in quite the same way. Holding the Mum bath bomb in my hand I honestly wasn’t that sold on the scent. All I could really detect with my nose was a very peppery-sweet, floral fragrance.

Once in the bath the bath bomb’s scent however comes alive. The Sicilian lemon and sweet orange oil take over the floral tones making it have a zesty-sweet fragrance. It is at this point that I decided that I had totally underestimated the Mum bath bomb.

As I had expected, this bath bomb was a very quick fizzer. Some people however prefer the quicker ones so this could be a positive or negative trait, above and below are 3 pictures of the 2 bath bombs in action. Up top is the green one with pink writing and down below is the green one with yellow writing.

Like many of the smaller bath bombs, Mum doesn’t leave my skin as silky smooth and hydrated as I have grown used to while using others such as, the Blackberry or Fizzbanger. The scent of it however stays with you long after getting out of the bath, leaving your skin lightly fragranced for hours and hours.

My skin isn’t too dry so the fact that this bath bomb isn’t super hydrating isn’t much of a problem for me, I could maybe see it being a problem for someone with dryer skin though. For those with dry skin, or even those that just want a more hydrating experience I recommend using the Mum bath bomb alongside a bubble bar. There’s a long list of them to choose from, right now I am however enjoying the Mum bath bomb paired with the Baa Bar bubble bar.

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This next sentence is going to leave me at risk of sounding like a complete kill-joy but I feel I have to mention it. With the Mum bath bomb it is crystal clear that this product is for Mother’s day. Although I love and celebrate the day myself, I can’t help but miss last year’s products as they weren’t so in your face with MUM, MUM, MUM. By all means it has an excellent design and it isn’t exclusive to just mums, absolutely anyone can use it, I just feel as if something not so obviously ‘mum orientated’ would have sold better. Regardless of this I still stand by it being a really good bath bomb.

Once it has all dissolved a yellow and pink note floats to the surface, it reads, ‘Thanks MUM’. This is a very sweet touch that I wasn’t expecting at all. Overall the Mum bath bomb has really impressed me, I wasn’t expecting much but once in the bath it well and truly out-did what I had expected of it.

For such a small bath bomb it sure has some go and although it’s not a bath art type of product, its scent is beautifully fresh and it has got me more than ready for the Spring time.



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Baa Bar Bubble Bar from Lush

I can never resist grabbing the products that Lush make into little creatures, when the 2017 Mother’s Day range was released my eyes fell instantly upon the Baa Bar Bubble Bar. These miniature sheep are undeniably cute and when faced with a huge pile of them at Lush Oxford Street, I couldn’t help but take a photograph before grabbing myself one.

The Baa Bar is the same size as the Ladybird bubble bar. I was so disappointed at the fact that the Ultraviolet bubble bar wasn’t re released this year, it was such good value for money and it was also a product that sometimes helped me manage my migraines.

After one sniff of the Baa Bar bubble bar I was however a lot happier with Lush’s decision to retire Ultraviolet. Baa Bar is by no means the same as the Ultraviolet bubble bar but it does have enough violet leaf absolute in it to pacify me.

In regards to price, I will admit that at first I felt a little cheated because the Baa Bar is so very small. Baa Bar has however still made it onto my list of favourite Mother’s day products because the smallest amount of it really does go a very, very long way.

You could easily get 3 or 4 generously bubbled baths out of the one Baa Bar bubble bar, leaving it on a level par with the bigger bubble bars such as Brightside. The first time I tried the Baa Bar bubble bar, I actually used half of one without even thinking.

It made for a glorious bath, I had honestly never seen so many bubbles and as fun as the foam party for one was, I couldn’t help but feel using a huge amount like it was a waste, therefore I now stick to using just one-quarter of chunk of Baa Bar per bath.

The fact that the Baa Bar is purple on the inside has pleased a lot of people too. There’s nothing at all wrong with the plainer coloured products the more colourful ones however seem to sell a bit better so I thought this not very apparent point  was worth a mention.

As I said above, a little of the Baa Bar bubble bar goes a very long way, just a quarter of it creates copious amounts of fluffy-white, violet, lavender and bergamot scented bubbles. Underneath this beautiful and fragrant blanket of bubbles lays a bath full of silky-soft, purple water that brightens, refreshes and soothes tired and dull skin.

Any product with violet leaf absolute in is always welcome in my house because I find that particular ingredient very soothing. If caught in time, a product with violet leaf in can stop one of my migraines in its tracks. Which means (that to me) Baa Bar is worth its weight in gold.

Being honest as always, I’m still not completely sold on this years Mother’s day range (2017). I still have to use some of the other products a few more times before I make my final decision on them as a whole though. Out of all of the new products, the Baa Bar bubble bar is the one that has made the biggest and most positive impression on me. It is one I will most certainly be stocking up on before the Mother’s  day period is through.



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Flutterby Bubble Bar from Lush

flutterby-taggedThe Flutterby Bubble Bar was a Mother’s Day, Oxford Street exclusive back in 2016. I will apologise now for the lateness of this review, I honestly thought I had reviewed it, I tried to link it to another review a couple of weeks ago and that’s when I realised that I hadn’t actually done it, whoops!

Flutterby is a hot pink and white bubble bar decorated with a butterfly on its top. Colour wise it could easily be confused for the, The Comforter bubble bar. Lush products are always sorted into scent families and the Flutterby bubble bar is a part of the Yummy, Yummy, Yummy family.

The Yummy, Yummy, Yummy scent features in a variety of some of the most popular Lush products. The Roller bath bomb, Yummy Mummy shower cream and Peeping Santa bubbleroon to name a few.

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What first impressed me about the Flutterby bubble bar was its size. I had no idea that it would be so big and bulky. It certainly wouldn’t be lost if placed alongside the extra large bubble bars such as Brightside.

I was and still am also very impressed with its scent. Back when I first got it I couldn’t get enough of its creamy, sweet and strawberry-esque fragrance. As a rule, I always try to use Lush products as fresh as possible as the fresher a product is, the better it performs.

I really, really liked the Flutterby bubble bar and I stocked up on it before Mother’s day 2016 was over. I haven’t seen anything official that says it is coming back this year which I am really disappointed about, luckily I still have a few left and even over a year later they all still smell and work as if they were brand new. WINNING!

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Crumbling Flutterby under a running tap produces mounds and mounds of soft and fluffy white bubbles, underneath those bubbles Flutterby also turns your bath water the most gorgeous shade of pink. As soon as you get in the bath your skin begins to soak up all of the benefits this bubble bar offers.

Jam packed with tonka, geranium and Brazilian orange oil Flutterby comforts, softens and tones your skin while also soothing tired or aching muscles. You can easily get 4 or 5 generously bubbled baths out of just the one Flutterby bubble bar.

This bubble bar has a very versatile scent making it perfect for bath cocktails, it works especially well with the citrus and floral products. I hope Flutterby comes out in the Lush Kitchen this year as it’s such a beautiful product that I would really like to stock up on once again.



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Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb from Lush

dragons-egg-bath-bombIt really annoys me when people use the word ‘boring’ to describe the Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb. Why? because it is anything but boring. Up against all of the other bath bombs such as Fizzbanger, Frozen and Lava Lamp I can definitely see why people may over look it, to however call it boring is an undeserved insult.

Yes it’s a pale cream colour and not nearly as bright as some of the other surrounding bath bombs but you should never judge a book by its cover. A bath bomb has so much more going for it than just its colour or shape.

What made the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb stand out to me was its amazing fragrance. It has a sweet yet sharp lemon sherbet scent that makes my mouth water. If I’m struggling for energy a Dragon’s Egg bath always gives me a boost.

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Inspired by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, (obviously because of the dragons and of course the prefect-only-bathroom scene that every Lushie is of course insanely jealous of) The Dragon’s Egg bath bomb is decorated with a light dusting of coloured, rice-paper circles. These are added to the outer layer of the bath bomb in the final stages of it being made and pressed into its temporary mold.

As the bath bomb dissolves in your bath water, layer by layer it slowly reveals them. They are however very delicate colours, I have heard a few people say that the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb would create bath art on par with the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, unfortunately it doesn’t. This doesn’t however make it a bad bath bomb.

The Dragon’s Egg bath bomb is a slow burner. At first nothing much seems to be happening visually. The scent of it intensifies and fills your bathroom immediately after hitting the water, it isn’t until a good 8/10 minutes later that it becomes visually pleasing  too.

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The bath bomb then appears to crack, with that crack a burst of golden orange bubbles begins to spill out of the bath bomb creating the most beautiful, shimmery patterns on the top of your bath water.

Shortly after that there appears to be something else going on. People that aren’t aware that the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb contains popping candy are in for a BIG surprise at this point. Not only is the water slowly getting decorated with shimmery patterns but there appears to be a lot of snap, crackle and pops! Which might I add is a very strange yet pleasant experience.
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A Dragon’s Egg bath always leaves my skin in tip-top condition. I not only get out of the bath with smooth hydrated skin but I smell fabulous too.

The Dragon’s Egg has one of my most favourite Lush scents. There is just something about its sweet-citrus scent that gets me every time. It boosts my mood if I’m feeling low, fights fatigue when I’m not feeling very perky and also helps me sort out my head when I’m feeling stressed or not thinking clearly.

It’s a great bath bomb that pleases all of your senses, there’s not one single thing about it that is ‘boring.’ I  really don’t know what the Dragon Egg haters are talking about. It’s fabulous!



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Hollywood Bubble Bar from Lush

16603087_1919767074919178_2491807103374492284_nI love it when a Lush product that I have never heard of before appears on the Lush Kitchen menu. I can’t and don’t always order these rarities but when I see the Hollywood Bubble Bar, I just couldn’t resist.

Stars are my all time favourite shape. This is why the Twilight bath bomb was my very first. The Hollywood bubble bar is a cream coloured bubble bar decorated with one, perfectly shaped gold star.

Size wise, Hollywood is a medium sized bubble bar, large being the size of a The Brightside bubble bar, medium being Ladybird bubble bar sized.

Some have described it as quite plain. I agree, it is plain but sometimes less is more, especially when it comes down to Lush Cosmetics!


The Hollywood bubble bar has a seductively floral, sweet scent. At first I was hesitant upon ordering it as I don’t always get on with the floral scented products.

Luckily when put in front of me, the first thing that I noticed was that its floral fragrance wasn’t too in your face, it is has subtle and likeable floral fragrance.

The jasmine and rose absolute in the Hollywood bubble bar compliment eachother perfectly. It makes for a very relaxing and refreshing bath, sinking yourself under a blanket of Hollywood bubbles is my idea of heaven on earth.

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You could easily get three generously bubbled baths out of just the one Hollywood bubble bar. They may be a little smaller than I’d have liked but knowing how many baths I can spread it out in makes me feel a little bit better about it.

Packed with eugenol the Hollywood bubble bar not only smells delightful but also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, mixed with the rose and jasmine absolute Hollywood is a real treat for your skin. The rose absolute soothes your skin while the jasmine absolute helps to freshen things up.

When you get out of a Hollywood bubble bath your skin feels fabulous, it’s soft, smooth and delicately scented for several hours afterwards. It makes you look and feel like an A-list celebrity, watch out Hollywood!

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The only negative I have in regards to the Hollywood bubble bar is its price. I do not usually include product prices in my reviews as they are subject to change and keeping each review up to date would be very difficult, I however think I need to mention it for the purpose of this review.

At the time of writing this review (Feb 2017) the Hollywood bubble bar was retailed by the Lush Kitchen at £5.25. For that price I honestly expected it to be a lot bigger than it was. Yes, a little of it goes a very long way I however would like a bit more product for my money. It’s the dearest Lush bubble bar I have come across of its size.

I feel as if everyone would however be in favour of bigger versions of any of the Lush bubble bars though, after all, every single one of them is gorgeous for one reason or another.

No one would ever turn down the chance of having a little bit more of something they love and for me that does include the Hollywood bubble bar.



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Frog Prince Bath Bomb from Lush

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I can never resist trying out the mini seasonal bath bombs like Frog Prince. The small, character shaped bath bombs are more of a novelty to me, I however like to stock up on them as they make for excellent ingredients for some great Lush-bath-cocktails.

Other great character bath bombs that are of a similar size are Ickle Baby Bot, Spring Bunny and Butterbear.

The Frog Prince bath bomb has a floral scent that epitomises Valentine’s Day perfectly. It’s rich with jasmine, rose and ylang ylang oil and although I am not always a fan of the floral products the Frog Prince is one that I do enjoy using.

Frog Prince is a very green, frog shaped product that flaunts bright red bath-melt lips. Once placed in the water, the Frog Prince bath bomb starts to fizzle away sending small jets of green fizz across the water.

Considering its smaller size, I was very surprised that the Frog Prince bath bomb took a lot longer to fully dissolve than I had expected. The bright red lips are visible throughout and with a pout that Angelina Jolie would be jealous of there’s no guessing why…

Once the frog has fully dissolved the lips begin to melt. As the lips slowly bob around the water they create pretty red swirls that stand out like a neon sign up against the green tinted water.

Again, for such a small bath bomb I was amazed at how moisturising it was on my skin. The smaller bath bombs aren’t normally as hydrating as the larger ones so this was an unexpected surprise.

The last surprise from this bath bomb is the hidden note you get in it. I found a note with a picture of Lush Kitchen’s Sam on it, it says ‘Princess Sam was made to kiss you,’  It is such a cute touch to a lovely bath bomb.

I know I said at the start of this review that I like to get the smaller bath bombs such as the Frog Prince because I like to use them in Lush cocktails, Frog Prince however does work really well on its own. For such a small bath bomb it really is very, very impressive!



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Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon from Lush

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The Yuzu and Cocoa Bubbleroon is definitely my favourite out of all the macaroon inspired bubble bars. To me, it smells just like Jaffa Cakes. My first experience with the scent was with the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, I’d looked at the bubbleroon equivalent in store but always decided to get one of the bigger bubble bars such as Brightside instead.

Once I had however tried the shower cream I was hooked. I think it was at this point of my Lush journey where I realised that Lush Cosmetics do so much more than hoping for the best while mixing random essential oils together. They in fact master scents. Once a scent is mastered over a very long period of time (sometimes years) they create an abundance of products that share that mastered scent.

I had fallen head over heels in love with the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream and I needed more of its kind. The Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon that I had always disregarded for bigger alternatives suddenly become my most wanted item, I couldn’t get to my local Lush quick enough! Luckily for me, both the shower cream and the bubbleroon are now staple store product so I will never run out of either.

yuzu-cocoa-plusAll of the bubbleroons had a huge makeover in 2015, I haven’t got a photograph of the old versions to show you for comparison purposes, you’ll just have to take my word for it. The makeover was a massive improvement. The photo above is how they currently are now.

You can get 3 maybe 4 baths out of one bubbleroon. I like to however spread mine over 2 baths just because I love everything about the product so much. The scent, the way it makes my skin feel, it’s so beautiful.

The smallest amount of Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon creates a very generous amount of fluffy white, silky soft bubbles. Its citrus scent combined with its, cocoa-butter-chocolatey undertone makes it the perfect mood lifter. I seem to reach for the Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon when I am on a diet too. Using it takes the edge off of my cravings for chocolate and cake.  It’s obviously not the same as eating a nice slab of chocolate cake but, it helps the cravings a little.

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The Yuzu and Cocoa scent is amazing, laying in a bubble bath full of this bubbleroon is like floating around in a sea of Jaffa Cakes. It really is my idea of heaven. The only thing that could improve it is if I was presented with a box of Jaffa Cakes every time I crumbled a bit of Yuzu and Cocoa in the bath.

Another great thing about this bubbleroon is how good it is for your skin. All of the cocoa and shea butter in it helps hydrate my skin effortlessly. You can literally feel your skin drinking up all of the gorgeous butters. A soak in a Yuzu and Cocoa bath moisturises your skin so well that there is no need to moisturise once you get out of the bath.

I hope that Lush soon come up with more products in the Yuzu and Cocoa scent. I’d love a dusting powder or a body conditioner, both of those would be staple products in my bathroom without a doubt.



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Kiss Me Quick Business Wash Card from Lush

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I have to confess, the Kiss Me Quick Business Wash Card is my very first purchase of its kind. The fact I haven’t ever used something like this before is probably why I have left it as being my last review of the Valentine’s Day 2017 product line.

There are several of these ‘soap paper’ products available from Lush but, being honest (as always) I have always thought of them as more of a novelty product and until now hadn’t paid very much attention to them at all.

Lush Cosmetics are all for using less or no packaging at all when it comes to their products. Not only does this have a positive effect on the environment but it also benefits the consumer for a number of reasons. In regards to Lush’s invention of soap paper, the idea behind it is that it is solid. Having a paper consistency means it weighs less than a shower gel and of course, it doesn’t need packaging. It is also the perfect product to travel with, it’s small, light and because it’s not liquid it can be taken on to planes etc.

The Kiss Me Quick business wash card is, as its name suggests the same size as a business card. It can be slipped into your purse or wallet alongside your cash and debit cards easy-peasy. Just try not to attempt to use it as a type of payment when presented with a card machine. That is, unfortunately one thing it cannot do… Even in a Lush store. 😉

The Kiss Me Quick wash card’s scent is one of Lush’s most loved fragrances, 29 High Street. The 29 High Street scent is Lush’s perfume-interpretation of the ambience of its original shop in Poole. With it containing so many ingredients, Kiss Me Quick’s scent is quite complex, It’s a very welcoming scent with both floral and musky sweet tones.kiss-me-quick-wc

The idea behind the soap paper is that you rip a tiny square of it off at a time, working it in your hands the same way you would soap. I was very surprised at how quickly the smallest piece lathered up. It was just like using a bar of soap.

As an alternative to shower gel, Kiss Me Quick works really well. The fact it is so small yet has so much power really impresses me. I do however think that for now, I will stick with normal shower gel when it comes to everyday use.

Be that as it may, this doesn’t mean that I won’t be keeping a Kiss Me Quick wash card in my purse. You never know when you might need it. It’s the perfect item to add to your cosmetic-emergency first aid kit!



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Love You, Love You Lots Soap from Lush

Love You, Love You Lots Soap.pngIf you was lucky enough to use last years Roses All the Way soap then you’d recognise that it and the Love You, Love You Lots Soap share a scent. In all honesty I was a little disappointed that they had dropped Roses All the Way, I loved the Alice in Wonderland theme around it BUT I also enjoy new products so welcomed the new soap with open arms.

I am not a huge user of bars of soap. I just prefer using shower gel/cream on my body as I find bars of soap can leave my skin really dry. Not all of them do though so I thought it was worth giving the Love You, Love You Lots soap a try.

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When I first experienced this soap’s scent I was instantly reminded of the Rose Jam shower gel. It isn’t quite the same though, Love You, Love You Lots soap has a much softer floral tone to it. Alongside the floral tone there is a subtle, sweet and zingy aspect too. The more I use it, the more prominent the lemon oil in it appears to be. The scent compliments the time of year perfectly. The only negative point I feel I have to share about this soap is that I needed to work a lot harder to get a workable lather.

The Love You, Love You Lots soap did dry out my skin but I had expected that. The Sultana of Skin body conditioner however came to the rescue and all was well.

Sadly I don’t think its a soap I will want to stock up on before the season is over but, I am very glad that I tried it as I love revisiting Lush’s library of beautiful and unique scents through new products in all types of different formats.



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Two Hearts Beating as One Bath Melt from Lush

Lush bath melts and oils are still a fairly uncharted territory for me, I need help getting in and out of the bath because of my bad joints and adding something that could potentially make the bath more slippery is an accident waiting to happen.

I have however been getting on fine with the bath bombs that have half of them dipped in oil; The Roller, Never Mind the Ballistics and Over and Over have actually become some of my favourite Lush products. Using those 3 bath bombs gave me the confidence to start trying Lush bath melts and so far I’ve been perfectly safe in the capable hands of my bath!


The Two Hearts Beating as One Bath Melt is brand new for 2017. It is a part of the amazing Valentine’s Day range this year and has proven very popular. If you look at the photos  of the bath melt above you can see that it is made of 2 heart shaped melts, one pink and one orange.

They are designed to lock together as one. Having it like this is however completely up to you. I know some people have used the pink and orange bits separately over 2 baths instead. I of course use them both at the same time because you only live once. 😛

What first surprised me is how ungreasy it was. You’d expect a bath melt of its size to make you slip around like a seal on ice but it wasn’t like that at all. It was the perfect quantity. My skin felt moisturised but not too over moisturised, it was a lot better than I had expected.

Two Hearts Beating as One has a floral and sweet fragrance, the ylang ylang, apricot and rose oils are probably the most noticeable of its ingredients scent wise.

Like the Butterball bath bomb, Two Hearts Beating as One is best used in a hot as you can stand it bath. Once put in the bath water the Two Hearts bath melt floats, dancing around slowly creating pink and orange swirls of oil.

My Winter battered skin was very pleased with this bath melt. It left my skin feeling soft and silky smooth from top to toe. I really wasn’t expecting myself to like this bath melt as much as I did. I will be buying a couple more before the Valentine season is over.

A trick I have learnt about the oilier bath products from Lush is to always have a bottle of Fairy Liquid near by, a quick squidge of that on a sponge wipes any excess oil away with minimum effort. It’s the perfect solution for those that moan they don’t want to scrub out a bath straight after using it.

Some people would be really pleased to hear my fairy liquid trick, especially those sitting on the fence about becoming a Lushie so I thought I’d add it to this review.

A quick wipe around the tub before you get out helps so much, I always recommend giving the bath tub a quick hose down after you use it anyway, (Lush bath or not) I just like to rinse away the dead skin cells left behind after a bath. Why would you want them hanging around?! I am however a clean freak so I know not everyone does this after every bath. I honestly had no problems with this particular product mess wise though. I never have with Lush.



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