Lush and their new ‘antisocial media policy’

Hello! I’ve been getting a lot of questions in regards to Lush’s recent decision to come off of all social media.

I’m always honest on here and wanted to let you all know exactly how I feel about this change as well as sharing with you any information I have on it.

I will remain on social media and I will continue to review products, I am not jumping ship!

Edit: I’ve come off of social media for now, watching the community I was proud of being apart of hit self destruct has broken my heart more than I thought it would… Some won’t agree but this is just how I feel and don’t want to be attacked for it.

I understand what Lush are trying to achieve but I don’t believe this is the right way to take on the issue, it’s certainly not the ideal time either.

I sent an email into them this morning as I just wanted them to know how this decision has impacted me.

I’m also wondering how the charity products such as #TBH365 and IRL bath bombs will work in the future but that’s going a little off topic. My purpose of this post is to let you, my readers know what’s going on as I’ve been receiving a lot of questions!

Here is the email I sent them this morning:

‘Hi Lush,

As a disabled person and active member of the Lush Community I have to express my sadness at you turning your back on social media.

I haven’t been able to get to a store since last year and then that was just 1 time. I used to be in at least 3 times a month (at the least) until Covid hit.

I’ve never felt so disconnected to you and the world and now you have officially jumped ship, I really am going to be completely disconnected.

Everything in the world has its negatives, Lush being on social media has given me purpose over the last 2 pandemic-stained years, a connection with people that believe and love the same things as me has kept me going.

Without that connection over the last 2 years in particular, I don’t know where I would be today.

In 2014 I took the plunge and moved 200 miles away from the place I had always lived. A very scary thing to do, even more so with my poor health. So many people told me I’d regret it and that I’d feel isolated. The truth is, they were wrong.

Since I moved, I have made amazing, life long friends with local Lushies just through social media and in store too. One employee from your Harrogate store is one of my dearest friends.

With the disabled, vulnerable and elderly people still not being able to go on adventures, losing the online connection is a real blow.

Social media has given me so much that healthy people take for granted. It can be a scary place but there are so many positives to it too.

I will still continue my Lush blog that I’ve been running since 2014, after getting too ill to work full time reviewing your products has given me something to get passionate about again.

Mail-merged mass-sent-out emails every now and again just won’t be the same as the 1-to-1 connection social media allows us to have.

I know this won’t change your mind but please do think of your customers who are vulnerable and lonely in your future drastic decisions.

Kind regards,

Lulu’

I didn’t expect to get a response, especially today but here is what they replied: I have taken out the member of staffs name for privacy reasons

‘Hi there Lulu

Thank you for your message. 

I’m very sorry to hear you are disappointed in Lush’s decision to stop using social media. I will of course pass your feedback over.

You can read the full press statement here which should explain the reasons and answer any questions you may have. It also includes the founder’s comments. 

https://weare.lush.com/press-releases/lush-is-becoming-anti-social/

Thank you so much! 

Kind regards’

I am not thrilled by the response, it’s clearly a generic auto response for anyone emailing them about this new social media policy.

It would have been nice to have had a response that did actually acknowledge more than just my first name in it but here we are.

I hope the link they sent me can answer all of your questions. I know a lot of you are disappointed, I am too.

Edit: I can now confirm that Lush’s email response was a generic email as several people have come forward to say they received the exact same email word for word.

The Golden Pudding Bath Bomb from Lush

If you’re wondering where the Golden Wonder and Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs are in Lush’s Winter collection this year, you’re not the only one. Sadly, they got the axe, I’d never thought I’d see the day but here we are…

The loss of both of those bath bombs really has left a huge hole in the Winter collection, Lush however didn’t take them both away completely; They have combined the 2 together to make The Golden Pudding Bath Bomb.

The Golden Pudding bath bomb shares its scent with the now discontinued-Winter-product, the Golden Wonder bath bomb and its shape and design (as a pudding-shaped-bath-bomb) is inspired by the other discontinued Winter bath bomb that I mentioned above, the Luxury Lush Pud.

Golden Pudding is not quite as colourful on the outside as the Luxury Lush Pud but you can easily see the resemblance.

Now you know the background of how the Golden Pudding was created from 2 older bath bombs, I want you to forget that it’s a combination of 2 and see it for its own bath bomb.

I feel that if you spend too much time comparing them together, it’ll take away anything special about it. The Golden Pudding bath bomb deserves a fair review without the pressures of it being just as good as older products, so I am keeping an open mind for this review, and I’d like for you to do that too!

The Golden Pudding bath bomb is mostly golden, with a white top and mini candy holly-shaped-crown. You’ll recognise its scent from a number of different past Winter products such as the Celebrate shower gel and Buck’s Fizz body conditioner.

Ingredients wise, The Golden Pudding contains – sweet wild orange, wine lees and lime oils. It’s a tangy citrusy scent with a warm, boozy punch.

As soon as the, The Golden Pudding bath bomb comes into contact with the water it starts to slowly fizzle away. Being honest as always, I was expecting a little more foam.

I almost thought it was a dud bath bomb at first because it just wasn’t as explosive as I was used to from a Lush bath bomb.

It didn’t take long for the bath bomb to start spinning. Within approximately 2 minutes the bath bomb got a lot more exciting. A burst of unexpected-orange-foam suddenly spills out of The Golden Pudding, followed by a stream of pink foam too.

My earlier assumption of the bath bomb being a dud couldn’t have been more wrong. The bath art seemed to just go on forever. Beautiful spinning patterns of hot pink, yellow and orange decorate the waters surface. I couldn’t stop taking photographs.

The water slowly turns a bright shade of blood-red-orange, bath art wise the, The Golden Pudding reminded me a lot of the, The Enchanter bath bomb, (which so happens to be a favourite of mine! 

The Golden Pudding took a good 10 minutes to fully dissolve.

Its scent lasts throughout your whole bath and lingers in the air once it has gone down the drain too. Laying back in its sweet yet spicy-warm waters always leaves me super relaxed.

Its silky-smooth waters are also really soothing on your Winter-battered-skin. Its beautiful scent remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day too, something that’s quite unusual for a citrus based product.

Overall I do really like the, The Golden Pudding bath bomb, I do however feel that I need to mention one thing. We have another new bath bomb in this years (2021) collection that produces very similar bath art, the You Shall Go to The Ball bath bomb.

I think maybe if they both had different colours in them it would have added a little more variety into the collection. The bath art produced by both are still unquestionably good, I just think different colours would have catered to more customers maybe.

Will the, The Golden Pudding bath bomb be a one hit wonder like so many other past Winter bath bombs? Only Lush can answer that. I would be sad if it didn’t return next Winter. It has a beautiful scent; One I can’t imagine a Christmas without!


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Jolly Shower Gel from Lush

 

The Jolly Shower Gel was recently released by Lush; It is a limited-edition product that is a part of Lush’s 2021 Winter line. It’s a brand-new product and a brand-new scent!

Jolly is bright orange and has a thick but easy to get out of the bottle consistency. Consistency wise it is very similar to the Bubbly shower gel from past Winter lines.

Jolly contains a very Christmassy list of ingredients; cinnamon stick, orange infusion and the following essential oils – clove bud, Brazilian orange, and tangerine. Jolly’s scent is a strange one – (by strange I don’t mean it is unpleasant) it’s just very different from what I am used to from Lush.

Jolly’s scent is in my opinion, incredibly complex. My nose picks up on several different things all at once. One part of its scent is a mouth-wateringly juicy orange then another is spicy because of the clove bud oil in it, it reminds me of chewing gum or some type of toothpaste.

Its scent is both warming and refreshing. As I said earlier Jolly’s consistency is thick but not so thick it’s hard to get out of the bottle. It lathers up in your hands easily and the warmth from the cinnamon and clove bud oils really comes through when mixed with the hot water and steam of the shower.

I will admit that I wasn’t blown away with Jolly when I sniffed it straight from the bottle, some aspects of it I found incredibly moreish and others I wasn’t so sure. Its scent did however grow on me once I’d tried it in the shower. My husband has requested a bottle for Christmas and another for his birthday which tells me he’s keen on it!

Jolly’s scent although very subtle can be detected on your skin once you’re out of the shower. It also leaves my skin soft and warm making it perfect for cold Winter months. It also cleanses my skin well and leaves it hydrated enough to get away with not moisturising after your shower.

While the Jolly shower gel hasn’t got me as excited as past Winter shower gels such as Cinders, Hot Toddy and Calacas, it has grown on me the more I have used it. I don’t think it will be the most popular out of the 2 new shower gels in the Winter line (we have been given the brand-new Plum Duff shower gel too) but it is the more Christmassy of the 2.

It’s rare for a shower gel outside of Snow Fairy to make an appearance two years in a row/year-in-year-out. I would love to see Jolly come back but know that Lush love a one-hit-wonder product, especially when it comes to their Winter-product line ups.


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Rangoli Dreams Bath Bomb from Lush

This year Lush have released the Rangoli Dreams Bath Bomb in celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights.

The bath bombs name and design are inspired by Rangoli, an art form that originates from the Indian subcontinent, the patterns in Rangoli artwork are created on the floor or on a table using materials such as ground rice and flower petals.

It’s well worth doing a little research into the Rangoli art form as all of the creations are truly spectacular to look at. The Rangoli bath bomb is absolutely stunning and intricately detailed. It’s orange and yellow and is decorated with a simple sprinkle of shimmering gold on its top.

Rangoli Dreams is rather large, just about fitting in my small hand. It’s a flat bath bomb instead of the standard round shape, very similar to the likes of the Punkin Pumpkin and Karma Yantra bath bombs. The top of it is yellow and the base of it, orange.

The Rangoli Dreams bath bomb contains popping candy, coconut milk powder, rice starch, benzoin resinoid and the following oils – green Mandarin, rose, cardamom and almond.

Its scent is sophisticated yet delicate, my nose mostly picks up on the cardamom and sweetness of the green Mandarin but the rose oil gives it an almost powdery edge. It’s very unlike what I would normally go for at Lush but I couldn’t resist trying it and I am so pleased that I did.

As soon as the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb meets your bath water you are greeted with an explosion of yellow and orange foam. Slowly but surely the gold shimmer on the top of the bath bomb bleeds into the water creating the most stunning swirling bath art.

The shimmering water and the swirling patterns the bath bomb creates while floating around your bath is simply mesmerising.

The popping candy starts to snap, crackle a pop within about 30 seconds of the bath bomb being put into the water, it starts off slow but doesn’t take long to take over the show, bath art and popping candy wise, the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb really puts on a show.

With the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb being flat, I expected it to dissolve fairly quickly it however stands its ground, not completely disappearing for a full 10 minutes.

Laying back in its cardamom-rich scented waters is truly relaxing, I always prefer hot-hot baths as I find the heat really helps sore muscles. Rangoli Dreams and hot-hot water are a match made in heaven.

The added coconut milk powder also adds a silkiness to the bath water, my skin has never felt softer after a bath. I’m really glad that I ordered 2 of these bath bombs as it is an incredibly fun bath bomb and quite unique to any others currently available.

Its scent although a lot more subtle than the bath bomb itself, stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. The popping candy also never seemed to stop, still crackling away as the bath water drained from my tub.

Overall, I am really impressed with the Rangoli Dreams bath bomb, and I hope it comes back again next year. I’d love to see some more Diwali products in the future and am interested in finding out whether Lush will be using the Rangoli Dreams scent in other future products too.


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Snow Fairy Roll Bubble Bar from Lush

The Snow Fairy Roll Bubble Bar has returned to Lush for yet another Winter. I can see it being a staple Winter product for years and years to come so thought I’d finally get my review on it published – better late than never!

Within the Lush Community the Snow Fairy scent dominates the festive period year-in-year-out and features in a variety of different product formats. Keeping on top of my reviews is like a full-time-job sometimes, hence this review going live well over a year since the bubble bars original release.

With the Snow Fairy Roll bubble bar selling so well last Winter, Lush decided to also bring it out in an extra-large version for Christmas 2021. The standard sized Snow Fairy Roll weighs approximately 200g while the super-sized version is approximately 1000g!

If you’ve read any of my previous product reviews on other Snow Fairy scented products such as the Snow Fairy shower gel or Snow Fairy bath bomb, you’d know I don’t tend to favour the sweeter scents. However, over the years I’ve warmed to the Snow Fairy scent somewhat. What really helps sell anything Snow Fairy to me is the fact all of the stock in its fragrance is my favourite colour, bright pink.

The standard sized Snow Fairy Roll bubble bars are the same size as the all-year-round bubble bar favourites, The Comforter and Brightside bubble bars. They are also made in the exact same way – 2 different coloured bubble bar mixtures are rolled together then chopped into separate bars ready to sell.

If you’d like to see them being made behind the scenes, be sure to check out @lushsneakypeeks on Instagram. It’s a fantastic account run by one of Lush’s most creative product-inventors. It’s by far the best insight into life at the Lush factory available on social media right now!

I’m usually not shy when it comes to being greedy with my bubble bars and I always overindulge but if I decided to be sensible with this bubble bar, I could easily get 5 maybe 6 generously bubbled baths out of just the one Snow Fairy Roll bubble bar. My favourite thing about all of the ‘Roll bubble bars’ is how far they go. They are definitely the most cost-effective Lush products available to date.

To use Lush bubble bars, I break them up and stick however many pieces I want into a sieve before running it under the tap. Copious amounts of bubbles begin to build up in the bath almost immediately.

If like me you’re not crazy on the Snow Fairy scent, I recommend using smaller amounts of the bubble bar chunks per bath. After all, it’s easy to add more product if you feel it needs it BUT is impossible to take any back if you’ve accidentally used too much. Sometimes, less is more!

The Snow Fairy Roll bubble bars scent is a sickly-sweet blend of candy and bubblegum making it quite an acquired taste. I wasn’t a huge fan of the scent at first, favouring the spicy products such as this year’s Cinnamon Roll bubble bar instead BUT after back-to-back Winters packed full of all-things-Snow-Fairy I now feel as if Christmas would no longer be Christmas without it.

While the bath runs, underneath the vastly growing blanket of bubbles the water turns a beautiful shade of bright pink with a silvery white coloured shimmer to it. The water is silky soft and despite its strong sweet scent I find myself very relaxed while soaking myself in its waters.

Being honest as always, the Snow Fairy Roll bubble bar isn’t my favourite bubble bar from Lush but the beautiful colour it turns the water makes my inner 4-year-old so very happy! As I mentioned at the start of this review, it’s a very popular product and I can see it coming back year after year in both its standard and super-sized versions. 😊


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Sleepy Bath Bomb from Lush

The Sleepy Bath Bomb is a mini version of the giant-sized bath bomb, The Sleeping Giant. It shares its scent with The Sleeping Giant and also features the same super-exclusive, reusable glow-in-the-dark wax stars and moon. Although, the Sleepy bath bombs are ever so slightly smaller in comparison.

The masses will be pleased to hear that this bath bomb is yet another extension of the Sleepy scented range.

Lush’s Sleepy range is huge and because of its ‘magical sleeping properties’ happens to be one of Lush’s most sought after and best-selling scent families. You are most likely to recognise its scent from the bestselling products the Twilight bath bomb and the Sleepy body lotion.

The Sleepy bath bomb isn’t the easiest of bath bombs to get a hold of. At the time of posting this review it is exclusive to just 2 considerably expensive, Winter box sets – the 2021 Advent Calendar, and the Dreamland gift set.

It has also been available individually at Sleepy pop-up shops but again, these pop-up shops are only open for a few days and pop up in places at random.

If I was lucky enough to be near or at the right place at the right time, I’d have definitely purchased myself a few extra.

If the gift sets are a little out of your price range and you haven’t been lucky with a close-by Sleepy pop-up shop, a good alternative to the Sleepy bath bomb is the Sleepy Bear bath bomb. Sleepy Bear is also exclusive to this year’s Winter range, shares the same scent and is available to purchase individually everywhere.

What really sets the Sleepy bath bomb apart from the rest of the bath bombs is its 3 glow-in-the-dark reusable, wax stars, and moon shapes. We’ve had a glow in the dark soap before now (Ghost in the Dark) but nothing like these wax shapes that have been made to last indefinitely.

To activate the glow in the dark moon and stars simply have them sat in natural light so that they can charge, before using them.

The Sleepy bath bomb contains popping candy, lavender, brenzoin resinoid, tonka absolute and ylang ylang oils. Anything from the Sleepy range is perfect to use just before bed. The lavender and tonka absolute are the perfect ingredient to help you wind down after a long, hard day.

I don’t think I will ever get used to the products with popping candy in, even when I know they are featured in a product the first few snaps, crackle and pops always seem to take me by surprise, however, when using the Sleepy bath bomb I was really disappointed as it seemed to have hardly any popping candy in it at all. It popped 3 or 4 times and that was it.

Compared to this year’s Orange Pop bath bomb it was as if there wasn’t any popping candy in it at all.

The bath art that the Sleepy bath bomb creates is a mixture of purple, dark (almost grey) silver and gold swirls. It took a little longer than most bath bombs for the bath art to kick in but once it did, I was mesmerised. In ways, the bath art from the Sleepy bath bomb reminded me of the bath art the original Shoot for the Stars bath bomb used to create.

After using the Sleepy bath bomb its scent stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin too.

I’m really sad that the Sleepy bath bomb is quite difficult to get a hold of as it’s a truly unique and spectacular bath bomb. Being honest, I would have liked to have seen a little more bath art from it but what it did create was pretty. It made a very welcome change to the aforementioned, same-old Twilight bath bomb.

I feel sorry for all of the hard-core Sleepy/Twilight fans that won’t get to give the Sleepy bath bomb a go because of how exclusive it is.

Hopefully Lush have a change of heart in-the-near-future and decide to make it easier to get a hold of. The reusable glow-in-the-dark wax stars really make this bath bomb, it’s such a unique idea and I will be keeping them for as long as they last!


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Plum Duff Shower Gel from Lush

The Plum Duff Shower Gel has just been released as a part of Lush’s 2021 Winter line. It’s a brand-new product but not a brand-new scent. The Plum Duff scent has been brought back to life in this shower gel, I have only ever experienced it before in a sugar scrub format, several years ago.

Plum Duff is a rich, dark purple and has a thick but easy to get out of the bottle consistency. Colour and consistency wise it is very similar to the Plum Rain shower gel, apart from the colour, consistency and the word ‘Plum’ appearing in both of their names, this is the only things the shower gels have in common. Plum Rain and Plum Duff are not the same scent.

Plum Duff contains both cedarwood and tangerine oil as well as raisin infusion and benzoin resinoid.

Plum Duff’s scent is a gentle one with fruity and woody elements. The cedarwood rounds off the sweet and zestyness of the tangerine oil while the  benzoin resinoid adds an earthiness. Apparently, its name was inspired by a Christmas pudding, although I don’t know which one as I always eat chocolate puddings at Christmas!

As I said earlier Plum Duff’s consistency is thick but not so thick it’s hard to get out of the bottle. It lathers up in your hands easily and the fruity side of it really shines through when mixed with the hot water and steam of the shower.

I will admit that I wasn’t blown away with Plum Duff when I sniffed it straight from the bottle, but it grew on me once I’d tried it in the shower. Its scent although delicate did perk me up somewhat and a very small amount of it goes a very long way.

I couldn’t smell the Plum Duff shower gel on my skin once I got out of the shower, even when I over-indulged, using more than needed it didn’t seem to last. It did however leave my skin softer, almost as if the shower gel had an invisible exfoliant in. It cleanses skin well and leaves it hydrated enough to get away with not moisturising after your shower.

While the Plum Duff shower gel hasn’t got me as excited as past Winter shower gels such as Bubbly, Hot Toddy and Calacas, it did grow on me the more I used it. I can see it selling well to customers that prefer a more gentle scented shower gel.

In my opinion it isn’t very Christmassy either so I imagine it would also be popular with customers that aren’t quite ready to embrace Christmas 2021 just yet…


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Sleepy Bear Bath Bomb from Lush

The Sleepy Bear Bath Bomb was first released as a single item a few days ago and has proven to be a very popular part of Lush’s extensive 2021 Winter line.

Lush’s Sleepy range is huge and because of its ‘magical sleeping properties’ happens to be one of Lush’s most sought after scent families.

The masses will be pleased to hear that yes, the Sleepy Bear bath bomb does share its scent with the Sleepy body lotion and Twilight bath bomb.

The Sleepy Bear bath bomb is very close in size to last year’s smaller, Winter bath bombs Tick-Tock and (available again this years’) I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.

I really enjoyed the smaller bath bombs last year and am pleased to see some of them return. They were just as good as the larger ones and excellent value for money too.

If you’ve read any of my Lush product reviews before now, you’d know I always have a soft spot for the products that are made into characters (i.e. any Lush product that has eyes, or one eye for my beloved Monsters’ Ball bath bomb).

The Sleepy Bear bath bomb is super cute, designed to look just like a polar bear lying flat on its stomach, it looks like it’s ready to slide on down an icy slope and straight into your bathtub!

The Sleepy Bear bath bomb is white all over except for its bum/back. Its bum/back is covered with a sprinkling of purple-bath-oil-dipped lavender petals.

As well as on its own, the Sleepy Bear bath bomb is also available in the gift set pictured here; The Dreamland Gift Set.

As well as the lavender petals the Sleepy Bear bath bomb also contains organic cocoa butter, fine oatmeal, benzoin resinoid, tonka absolute and lavender and ylang ylang oils.

The scent is perfect to help you wind down at the end of the day. After just one sniff you’ll understand why everything that Lush release in the Sleepy fragrance becomes a best seller.

As soon as the Sleepy Bear bath bomb touches the water you are greeted with a ferocious hiss, white bubbles sizzle out of the bath bomb as it bobs around the water surface.

It doesn’t take long for the water to engulf the whole bath bomb and as soon as the water comes into contact with the lavender petals a small burst of purple explodes from it.

As this happens the lavender pieces start to break free from the bath bomb spreading across the water surface.

For such a small bath bomb the Sleepy Bears’ scent is strong, it’s just as powerful as the larger sized, aforementioned Twilight bath bomb.

Sleepy Bear is also a fairly quick fizzer too, giving you plenty of time to lay back and soak up the relaxing and super moisturising organic cocoa butter and oatmeal infused waters, surrounded by lavender petals you’ll feel like you’re floating on a lavender scented cloud.

Once out of the bath, my skin feels soft and just as hydrated as if I’d moisturised.

The Sleepy Bear leaves its scent on my skin too, I can still smell it on myself the next day.

I always drift off to sleep so much easier after I’ve used a Sleepy scented Lush product before bed. If you’re looking for a product to help you relax this Winter I’d recommend the Sleepy Bear bath bomb every time.

Overall, I really like the Sleepy Bear bath bomb. It’s a good price and plain enough to gift it to someone who may be on the fence about trying Lush.

It’s worth every penny and I will certainly be buying a few more before the Winter line is retired for another year.


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Alien Bubble Bar from Lush

The Alien Bubble Bar is yet another brand-new, product from Lush’s limited-edition 2021 Halloween line. Designed in the shape of a bright-green-alien-head with 2 big, jet-black eyes, it’s both cute and creepy.

I wouldn’t ordinarily match aliens up with Halloween but alien films scare me a lot more than films with serial killers, blood, and guts so I suppose they are definitely spooky enough to fit into the Halloween range…

Many customers including myself had hoped that the Alien bubble bar shared its scent with the Calacas shower gel (a much loved Halloween favourite) Alien however contains bergamot, litsea cubeba and benzoin resinoid.

Its scent is zesty but is not a part of the Calacas scent family. It’s a lot more zesty and much more potent, it reminds me of a mixture of the Avobath and Melusine bath bombs. If you’re looking for a bubble bar to give yourself a boost, look no further.

Alien fits snuggly in my hand, it’s roughly the same size as last year’s Halloween bubble bar, Bewitched. You can easily get 2 bubble baths out of the one bar. Or one super luxurious one!

To use the Alien bubble bar I recommend breaking it up and running it under the hot tap as your bath fills up. Some people just run it under the tap in their hand, others use it in a sieve. I find the sieve method a lot more effective as it stops any product from escaping, helping you reach its maximum bubble potential!

Once the bubble bar has gone from the sieve, another trick for extra bubbles is to use the shower head. While it’s on, holding the shower head close to the water, pointing it right into the bath for just a minute will help the amount of bubbles you have almost double.

The bubbles form very quickly as the tap runs over the bubble bar, underneath the blanket of bubbles the water turns a beautiful shade of neon green. The scent fills your bathroom leaving you feeling refreshed, uplifted, and ready to take on the day.

The bubbles from the Alien bubble bar last throughout your bath. Some bubble-bars’-bubbles don’t hang around in the same way, disappearing long before you pull the plug. Alien’s bubbles however stick around lasting longer in the bath than you do!

Once out of the bath its scent stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day – which is quite rare for zesty and citrusy products. My skin feels hydrated and also appears brighter too.

Overall, I am really impressed with the Alien bubble bar, I love how green it turns the water and how its scent wakes me up. While I don’t think I can ever forgive Lush for not bringing the Monsters’ Ball bath bomb back for Halloween, I’m glad they’ve given us this zesty bubble bar to fill part of the void that its absence has left.


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You Shall Go to the Ball Bath Bomb from Lush

Lush have just released a Cinderella-inspired, fairytale-carriage-shaped bath bomb. The You Shall Go to the Ball Bath Bomb is a standout product from this year’s much anticipated Winter line.

Out of all of the new bath bombs released throughout 2021 it’s definitely the one I have been the most excited about trying.

It’s absolutely beautiful to look at, it is bright pink and decorated with golden lustre. Its intricate design makes it almost too pretty to use.

It has a carriage window, 2 wheels with spokes and leaves are etched all around it in a similar way to how the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb’s leaf design is. You Shall Go to the Ball’s leaf details are however on a much smaller scale.

Lush have well and truly mastered the art of 3D printer bath bomb moulds. It’s hard to believe that the bath bombs are all pressed by hand.

Another exciting thing about the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb is that it features a brand new Lush fragrance. Described on Lush’s website as strawberry scented, many customers assumed that it shares its scent with the Yummy Mummy shower cream and Roller bath bomb it however doesn’t.

The You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb’s scent is a very subtle strawberry fragrance. It’s so light that in amongst the other Winter stock at first I couldn’t really smell it.

Once you have it on its own its gentle fizzy-strawberry fragrance does however come through, I’m really happy that Lush have finally made an alternative strawberry scent family as in all honesty as much as I love the Yummy Mummy/Roller scent I was getting a little bored of it.

Its scent fits in with the fairytale theme of this bath bomb perfectly, the only other Lush-scent-family Lush could have possibly made it in is the So White/Once Upon a Time fragrance but as I said earlier, I am always eager to experience brand new scents and the light strawberry suits this princess-pink product perfectly.

The You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb contains a blend of Sicilian lemon and tonka absolute. This simple yet flawless mix is what gives the You Shall Go to the Ball baths bomb its gentle, fizzy strawberry fragrance.

As soon as the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb is introduced to your bath water you are welcomed with an explosion of pink. A thin layer of silky soft foam spreads across the water’s surface as the bath bomb slowly bubbles away.

The scent of the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb really comes alive in the water, it’s still a very gentle fragrance but the heat of the water intensifies the scent somewhat. At this point you can really smell the strawberry notes Lush mentioned on their website.

After 3 or 4 minutes a luminous yellow stream of bubbly foam also trickles out of the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb. Beautiful pink and yellow bath art begins to form around you.

The pictures in this review do not show the true brightness of the yellow, they also do not show how spectacular the bath art really was. I say this a lot in my reviews, but I can’t stress enough how much better the experience of  this bath bomb is in real life compared to just seeing the photos.

They say a picture speaks 1,000 words, if that is the case this bath bomb in person speaks 1,000,000!

Once the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with warm-orange-coloured bath water that has a sparkly gold finish. Seeing the golden shimmer dance around is just as relaxing as sitting back in the hot bath.

Once out of the bath I am left feeling refreshed and chilled out. Its scent although delicate, is still detectable on my skin for a couple of hours.

Overall, I really like the You Shall Go to the Ball bath bomb, it’s so unique to anything Lush have brought out before, its scent and its small yet perfectly detailed design make it a beautiful piece of art, I can see this bath bomb selling very well and wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!


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