Yog Nog Shower Gel from Lush

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After somewhat of a Yog Nog drought, Lush have suddenly decided to use the Yog Nog fragrance in every format you can possibly think of, prepare yourself for the oncoming onslaught of Yog Nog scented reviews over the next few weeks! This year (2019) Yog Nog seems to be just as popular (if not more) as the long-term staple Christmas-product-family, Snow Fairy.

Todays review will be on the Yog Nog Shower Gel, SPOILER ALERT it’s probably my favourite product format of the Yog Nog fragrance to date. My first experience with Yog Nog was back in 2015 when the Yog Nog bath bomb was a part of the Christmas line it wasn’t my favourite from that year but I didn’t dislike it.

Yog Nog scent has grown on me quite a considerable amount, its fragrance is in simple terms absolutely delicious. If you have a sweet tooth and love Christmassy scented baked goods then you’ll be a fan of anything Yog Nog for sure. The fragrance makes me think of hot-sticky-toffee, custard and cinnamon sugar. Yum.

2019 has been a very good year for new Lush shower gels; If you thought that the Intergalactic shower gel was sparkly then you’ll think that the Yog Nog shower gel is full of super-sparkly, microscopic diamonds! it’s so dazzling, photos do it no justice at all. You really have to experience it for yourselves to see just how visually beautiful a shower gel it is, it’s liquid gold!

Yog Nog shower gel contains Maple syrup water, carrageenan extract, jojoba, clove bud and ylang ylang oil. It is a truly luxurious shower gel, it’s warming, moisturising and lathers up quickly. A little of it also goes a very long way but if you’re anything like me you won’t be able to help yourself and use a lot just because it looks so pretty coming out of the bottle.

Once the shower gel is in your hands and exposed to the hot water and steam its fragrance becomes oh-so-biscuity, again a little goes a very long way but I find myself using more than I need just because it looks and smells so good. Consistency wise it’s a little runnier than I’d like but still very effective as a shower gel, it leaves my skin moisturised, soft and noticeably brighter.

Its scent stays on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day, I have however heard that some people can’t smell it on their skin after an hour or 2.  I did a little research into this as I wanted to find out why and how this was possible; I discovered that there’s actually a scientific reason for this, it all depends on your skins pH levels. Mystery solved!

Overall I am really, really impressed with the Yog Nog shower gel, as I said above it’s my favourite product format in the Yog Nog scent and I am looking forward to reviewing some of the other Yog Nog goodies for you all very soon.



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Fireball Bath Bomb from Lush

Fireball Bath Bomb

With December just around the corner the weather has (for everyone living my side of the world anyway; Shout out to my readers in New Zealand and Australia! 😉) turned bitterly cold. I am a Summer girl through and through and I think if it wasn’t for Lush’s amazing Winter line coming out every year, I would quite happily hibernate in a big fluffy dressing gown from now until late Spring.

Fireball is yet another brand new bath bomb from Lush this year (2019). There’s nothing quite like curling up in front of a warm fire but if like me you live without a working fireplace, the Fireball Bath Bomb really is the next best thing!

Fireball shares its scent with a much loved past-Christmas bath bomb called Cinders, I am lucky enough to have tried both and their scents really are identical, they both however perform so differently once in the water.

Containing mustard powder, cinnamon leaf and Brazilian orange oil Fireball is one of the warmest bath bombs I have come across, its scent is both warm and sweet. Lush products with cinnamon in are always welcome in my house. Cinnamon is a wonderful spice, I suffer with chronic pain and it is really good at soothing aching muscles, its warming effects stimulate blood circulation too.

Living up to its name, the Fireball bath bomb is shaped and designed to look just like a burning ball of fire. It isn’t like any other bath bomb that Lush have made before. Fireball is bright and bold, if its scent doesn’t warm you up then it’s yellow, orange and red colouring certainly will.

As soon as the Fireball bath bomb touches the water an eruption of orange, yellow and red bubbles fizzle out of it. Its warm and sweet scent fills your bathroom and once it’s been in the water for a while a smokey scent-layer seems to appear, reminding me even more of a real log fire.

After the Fireball bath bomb has bobbed around the surface of your bath water sending swirls of orange, red and yellow patterns across the water surface for a bit, the bath bomb suddenly begins to snap, crackle and pop… 😱

Lush have cleverly added popping candy to the ingredients of the Fireball bath bomb and what a show it puts on! the popping candy truly completes this bath bomb, it really is just like sitting in front of a real log fire, the popping and crackling every now again takes me right back to being a kid trying to warm myself up in front of the fire place. It’s such a brilliant idea and really does capture so much of an actual log fire.

The bath art that the Fireball bath bomb creates more-than-surpasses the non existent bath art created by the aforementioned Cinders bath bomb. Think of Fireball as Cinders’ much cooler little sister. It leaves the bath water a blood orange colour and also makes it silky smooth to touch. On a relaxation scale, the Fireball bath bomb is through the roof.

Once out of the bath the scent of the Fireball bath bomb remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day, it was subtle but present. I found that it left my skin feeling soft, hydrated and also brighter appearance wise.

I wish Lush would have rereleased the Cinders shower gel this year (shares a scent with Fireball) as pairing the both of them would be a legendary mix. The Fireball/Cinders fragrance screams Winter and I just can’t get enough of it. Even writing this review is tempting me into using the Fireball bath bomb again.

Overall I am really impressed with the Fireball bath bomb, it’s probably one of my favourite releases from this year. If you think the Magma bath bomb is a little too expensive then I’d definitely recommend giving the Fireball bath bomb a go instead, both are really warming, I will be sad to see Fireball go once the Winter line wraps up.



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Galaxy Lip Scrub from Lush

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Another season, another brand-new Lush lip scrub! This year Lush have spoilt us rotten with several brand new lip scrubs. Today my review is on their most recent release, the Galaxy Lip Scrub. Just like the Pop Art bath bomb, Galaxy is actually a part of this years (2019) Christmas line, which leads me to the first thing I love about it; It’s not an in-your-face Christmas product.

The main ingredient in Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a simple blend of natural ingredients can do such a great job. Lush lip scrubs are ridiculously underrated and more people need to try them; And I hope the influx of all of the new ones released this year have inspired people to do just that.

Using a Lush lip scrub requires minimum effort and they cover everything your lips need to always look their best. They are the perfect product to exfoliate dry, chapped lips and are also very good at softening and hydrating them at the same time. Exfoliating your lips has so many benefits and has never been easier or tastier thanks to Lush!

As well as caster sugar the Galaxy lip scrub also contains organic jojoba oil, shea butter, cold pressed raspberry seed oil, buchu oil and lemon myrtle oil. You may be wondering why a raspberry scented lip scrub is called ‘Galaxy’ and I promise you there is method behind the madness. On Lush’s website it explains that ‘astronomers discovered the substance Ethyl Formate at the centre of the Milky Way, and it just so happens this sweet little compound also gives raspberries their fruity juicy sweetness.’

This makes the Galaxy lip scrub a true taste of space! Earlier on in the year I wrote in my review of the Pumpkin Spice lip scrub that it was the best tasting lip scrub that I had tried to date. Move over Pumpkin Spice, Galaxy lip scrub is now top of my list. OBVIOUSLY you’re technically not supposed to eat the lip scrubs but if you do end up swallowing a bit, you’ll live. 😉

I’m a huge fan of raspberries and the Galaxy lip scrub is just like the Slush Puppy ice drink I used to go mad for as a kid. I will warn you though, as tasty as Galaxy smells and tastes, less really is more. With it being so scrumptious I over indulged on my first few uses and unfortunately it gave my lips a slight blue tinge… Making it even more like the Slush Puppy ice drink, it came off easily enough but isn’t ideal if you’re in a hurry.

I have found if you only use a small amount (a small amount is more than sufficient too) there’s no risk of blue lips which I’m very thankful for as I do really, really like the Galaxy lip scrub and if this wasn’t the case I would have had to abandon it.

I have also found it to be a much more gentle formula (scrub wise) than other Lush lip scrubs. The less-coarse formula actually works just as well, It’s almost as if the finer consistency helps the level of exfoliation go that little bit further. I find Galaxy very hydrating too but again, don’t use to much or leave it on for too long because of the blue!

Overall I am head over heels in love with the Galaxy lip scrub, it smells amazing, tastes delicious and works a treat when used sensibly. 😉 I really do hope to see Lush try and make more Lush products with the same scent as the Galaxy lip scrub, now that they’ve mastered it in the lip scrub format I’d love to maybe see it in a bath bomb or body scrub.



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Pop Art Bath Bomb from Lush

Pop Art Bath Bomb

To look at you wouldn’t know that the Pop Art Bath Bomb is in fact a part of the Christmas 2019 line. The fact it’s not in-your-face Christmas is actually what first drew me to it. I imagine this would be the case for many others that aren’t quite ready to embrace the C word yet! 😉

Made in the same mould as the new Blackberry, The Comforter and the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bombs I was very excited to give it a try.

Pop Art is inspired by popcorn, a snack I can never get enough of. With its shape and its bright yellow and white colours it certainly stands out from all the other bath bombs currently available.

When it comes down to Pop Art’s scent family the Lush Community are divided on which Lush scent it is closest to. What with the shut down of Lush-UK’s social media too, it’s made it more difficult to get an official answer.

When the news of Pop Art was first leaked we all thought that its scent would be the same as the mouthwateringly scrumptious Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser; Since however using it I am leaning more towards it sharing its scent with the Yog Nog bath bomb.

It’s difficult to say which products scent it is supposed to emulate because of Pop Arts basic and incredibly vague ingredients list. I do however feel safe in saying that Pop Art’s scent is a fine mix of the 2 – just think of it like it is the baby of both the aforementioned bath bombs. 😉


As soon as the Pop Art bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a huge hiss, yellow and white foam fizzles out of it as it slowly bobs around the water surface. Once in the water it doesn’t take long for the hidden popping candy to kick in…

I don’t ever recall a bath bomb with quite as much popping candy before, Pop by name and pop by nature! Pop Art is a fabulously slow dissolver too, the popping candy cackled away for well over 5 minutes and hidden inside there is also burst of red colour too; Pop Art creates red, orange and yellow swirly bath art galore!

I am still undecided as to whether Pop Art is more Yog Nog scented than it is Let the Good Times Roll. I would however confidently say that if you do enjoy the Yog Nog bath bomb, you’d enjoy Pop Art. Think of it as a less oily version of the Yog Nog bath bomb, Pop Art doesn’t have the hidden bath melts in but does have plenty of popping candy!

Overall I am impressed with the Pop Art bath bomb, its caramel-sweet, pop corn fragrance although subtle stays on your skin long after getting out of the bath and it’s actually very hydrating on the skin too. I adore the popping candy aspect and was also blown away by the bath art it created.



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Boo! Shower Slime from Lush

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The first shower slimes were released in the Summer of 2019 so at the point of writing this review are still a relatively new product from Lush. The product type itself is without question quite a conversation starter.

I have heard mixed reviews on the concept of shower slimes but interestingly enough, I have yet to hear a negative review from anyone who has actually given one or all of the shower slimes a go.

With a new season comes new Lush products; This September the Lush Halloween line was unleashed on the world and what a spectacularly spooky line it is… Boo! Shower Slime is the 3rd shower slime to have been released by Lush and with it being jet black, it fits right in with all-things-Halloween.

Before I had, had a chance to see its ingredients list I had imagined the Boo! shower slime to possibly share its scent with one of the year-in, year-out Halloween bath bombs the Lord of Misrule or Monsters’ Ball. I was (as always) wrong, the Boo! shower slime in fact shares its scent with the Bubblegum lip scrub, something I don’t think any of the Lush community were expecting at all.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Bubblegum lip scrubs scent it’s very similar (maybe a little bit sweeter but close enough to be considered the same scent family) to the Snow Fairy shower gels scent. This products scent decision was made by the shower-slime-product-inventor himself as he wanted it to give homage to a Halloween trick or treat haul.

Think sickly-sweet and all things sugar and candy floss. I’ll admit it isn’t my favourite fragrance from Lush’s extensive-scent-library and is normally reserved for Lush’s Christmas products BUT I thought I’d give it a go nevertheless. If anything it would at the least help me to get into the spirit of Halloween!

Shower slime IS very slime-like BUT it’s not that much different to a shower gel. In fact, you pretty much use it just as you would a shower gel. A small amount goes a very long  way making it great value for money. Lush shower slimes have quite a lot of cornflour in them which is what gives them that slightly thicker, milky-dough-like-consistency.

With just a bit of water the slime soon lathers up into something that resembles shower gel. Fear not, shower slimes will definitely not clog up your drains. The horrified-by-slime-people will also be very pleased to hear that Lush shower slimes are also NOT at all sticky.

The shower slime is actually quite fun to play around with and when you finally want to use it for its body-cleansing-purposes, lathers up just as good and as quickly as a shower gel does. One thing I love about Boo! is that it is not only extremely hydrating on your skin but also ever so slightly scrubby (as in super-duper gentle scrubby) which leaves your skin cleansed and magnificently smooth too.

I have not really mentioned anything else about the colour of the Boo! shower slime as in use it’s just like any other shower product from Lush. I was a bit weirded out at the idea of using a jet black shower product back when the Scrub Scrub Scrub shower scrub first came out BUT I had a brilliant experience with it, it left me completely open minded about using the ever-growing list of strangely-popular black Lush products.

I have found that when it comes down to the black products, customers either get really excited about trying them or they freak out asking why you would use such a product in the bath or shower (a place you go in to get clean not dirtier). Boo! however does exactly what I would want any cleansing shower product to do. After using it I am clean and refreshed, no ‘black marks’ are left on me and there isn’t any clean up to do in the shower either.

Although scent wise the Boo! shower slime isn’t my favourite, I enjoyed using it very much. As I mentioned above it left my skin clean, hydrated and unexpectedly smooth so I was more than satisfied in that respect. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try before it’s too late… Hurry! There’s only a few days left until Halloween! 👻💀🎃



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Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb from Lush

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The 2019 Halloween range from Lush is one of their best Halloween line ups yet. Several spooky and very-much-loved Halloween products have made a re-appearance as well as 2 brand-new bath bombs; Mercury Retrograde and Punkin Pumpkin.

The Punkin Pumpkin is obviously the most in-your-face-Halloween out of the 2 and as its name suggests, it is a pumpkin-shaped bath bomb that is NOT to be confused with the Pumpkin bath bomb from previous years.

Punkin Pumpkin is quite a unique bath bomb to say the least, Lush have been crazy-clever and have managed to make this bath bombs eyes and mouth glow in the dark, just as if it was a real carved pumpkin with a lit candle inside! 😮

I’m a super geek who loves a day-time-bath. Bathing in the day means I get to take advantage of the natural lighting, it’s the perfect conditions for bath art photo opportunities. The only downside to this is that I never got to experience the glow-in-the-dark aspect of the Punkin Pumpkin while in the bath. 🙁

I did however shine a torch on it for a minute or two before turning the lights off just to see if it really did glow and GLOW IT DID! Although the glow wasn’t quite as bright as the Ghost in the Dark soap (which is available again this year) it did definitely glow.

Now to get on with the science behind this magical glowing product. The first question everyone asks when introduced to such a product is, ‘HOW?!!’ You’ll have to read on to find out…

The magic glowing ingredient in Punkin Pumpkin is luminescent zinc sulfide. I was going to do a whole paragraph on the ins-and-outs of it until I remembered how bad I am at Chemistry. Instead of embarrassing myself I have included a link that sends you directly  to Lush’s website where all of the ‘glowing’ information can be found *click here*.

Along side the luminescent zinc sulfide, Punkin Pumpkin also contains pumpkin powder and cinnamon-leaf, lime, orange and Sicilian-red-mandarin oils.

Its scent is very warming and a lot more limey than I had imagined prior to sniffing it. Smelling it now I want to say that it also has a slight peppery undertone to it. It’s not too in-your-face cinnamony either which is a bonus for some customers. I on the other hand would have liked it to have contained a bit more cinnamon as I can never get enough of cinnamon, especially at this time of year!

As soon as the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb touches the water a burst of orange and green erupts from it, spilling out into the bath while it floats on the waters-surface.

Size wise Punkin Pumpkin is actually quite a chunky bath bomb, I’d say that it is almost as thick as the likes of the larger Lush bubble bars such as the Brightside and The Comforter. With this in mind I was pleasantly surprised that the bath bomb floated the whole time it was in the bath.

Once the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb has fully dissolved it leaves your bath water a warm orange colour. The colour isn’t the only thing that makes a Punkin Pumpkin bath so wonderfully inviting either, the bath water is silky soft to the touch and just a 15 minute soak left my skin feeling much softer.

Once I was out of the bath I couldn’t help but notice how much brighter my skin appeared. As well as being brighter in appearance, it was also perfectly moisturised too.

Its fragrance although subtle, left me surprised as it remained on my skin for the best-part of the rest-of-the-day. Again in regards to its subtle scent, Punkin Pumpkin is definitely better suited to those customers who favour lighter more delicate fragrances.

Overall I am quite impressed with the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb, I’d have personally liked to have seen it with a slightly stronger scent though. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t share its scent with the aforementioned Pumpkin bath bomb too but that’s just me being super fussy! 😝 Regardless of this, I still believe Punkin Pumpkin to be an incredible new addition to the Lush Halloween, bath-bomb-family. 🎃



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Sleepy Dust Dusting Powder from Lush

After the unbelievable success of Lush’s Sleepy body lotion, Sleepy scented products have slowly been making an appearance in all sorts of different product-formats. This review is about the brand new limited-edition, Sleepy Dust Dusting Powder. Sleepy Dust is a part of this years (2019) Winter collection and what a collection it is!

My first experience with the Sleepy scent was actually through the Twilight bath bomb a very long time ago. It was the first Lush scent family that I became familiar with and after just one use of the bath bomb I wanted every product available in its same scent. Back then all I could however get hold of that shared its scent was the Twilight shower gel and that was only available in a gift set!

Luckily Lush realised that the world needed more Sleepy and several more Twilight/Sleepy scented products were released; My favourite so far being the Sleepy shower gel.

Dusting Powders are used in the same way as you would talcum powder, I often add a little bit just on my arms and legs as it leaves your skin feeling silky soft. I also find it very helpful for under boob sweat when we are experiencing warmer weather (or on the very rare occasion that I exercise voluntarily… 😂)

Containing lavender, tonka and ylang ylang, Sleepy Dust is overflowing with some of the world’s most soothing, natural ingredients. Also containing kaolin and oat kernel oil it’s perfect for mattfying skin while also helping it to retain moisture. There isn’t anything else quite like its calming and relaxingly-warm lavender fragrance.

I know a lot of people associate anything lavender with ‘old ladies’, Sleepy Dust’s fragrance is however a scent that is popular to those of all ages, before I discovered Lush I didn’t think it was even possible to have a lavender fragrance that I’d actually enjoy as much as I do Sleepy.

It wasn’t until I tried a dusting powder that I realised how useful they were. A quick dusting on my chest, underarms and thighs really do make getting through the day that little bit easier.

I love how fragranced Sleepy Dust is too, its gentle lavender scent stays with you long after using it. I do of course prefer to use Sleepy at the end of the day, after a bath and just before bed for obvious reasons. I am always super happy when Lush bring out a new dusting powder as using the same ones day in, day out can get a little boring.

Sleepy Dust is very much like an old Winter dusting powder from a previous Lush Winter line, the Mr Sandman dusting powder. While both are Twilight/Sleepy scented I have found the Sleepy dusting powder to be better suited to my skin because of the oat kernel oil. Also, Sleepy doesn’t have nearly as much lustre as Mr Sandman does. So little that I in fact cannot even see it. This for some will also a bonus. Overall I really like Sleepy dusting powder. It’s a very welcome addition to my dusting powder collection!



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