Mistletoe Bath Bomb from Lush

If you follow my Instagram account, you wouldn’t have been able to ignore my constant stream of posts from the Lush Creative Showcase at London’s Tobacco Dock.

The Showcase was earlier this week and I had the most fantastic time – Thank you so much for adding me to the guest list Lush Kitchen, it meant myself and a plus one (Joey) got early access, I was planning on going on both the Tuesday and Wednesday but the heat took over and I decided that being there all day on Tuesday was enough.

I regret this decision bitterly now but I guess I was super exhausted and I needed enough energy to do the long journey home Wednesday evening.

img_3992

The Mistletoe bath bomb was the last of the bath bombs that I picked up that day. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes at how many new things they had on offer. Once the crazy crowds had dropped down we popped back into the Halloween and Christmas bit to see if I had missed anything. That’s when I spotted Mistletoe.

15621785_1891694761059743_1175272095977476428_n

The first thing I did was give it a good sniff, I got a little over excited as I recognised the scent straight away, (my nose is normally very slow) it shared its scent with the Silky Underwear Dusting Powder. Silky Underwear is probably my favourite non seasonal dusting powder and I couldn’t wait to combine the two.

15356662_1891683324394220_9023621742629700838_n

When I finally made it back home I was a little worse for wear, travelling in the wheelchair is so much easier for me but is still very tiring. I had to wait a few days before I could try any of my new Lush buys which was TORTURE.

Once I felt a little better Mistletoe was the first product I took from my stash and into the bathroom, never to return…

15621767_1891695224393030_2833409711312061722_n

As soon as the Mistletoe bath bomb hits the water a stream of light green and bright pink foam disperses out of the bath bomb. It then begins to slowly spin around in the water and after a little while a darker purple/deep blue colour also fizzes out of it, creating the prettiest patterns of foamy colour that sits on top of your bath water for a short time.

The Mistletoe bath bomb reminds me of the Rose Bombshell bath bomb a little bit, the Rose Bombshell was released earlier on this year in the Mother’s Day range. Mistletoe is however more colourful and hasn’t got any petals inside which some people may prefer.

Mistletoe has a velvety soft, uplifting-sweet scent. Some have described it as smoky I however think it’s more musky than smoky.

15622289_1891683341060885_9098386158220191711_n

Sometimes Lush release a product that upon first use makes me wonder how I ever got by without it. Mistletoe is most certainly one of those bath bombs.

I have fallen head over heels in love with it. I have been well and truly seduced by its fairytale scent, that and the beautiful colours it makes in your bath water.

Last year I only stocked up on a few of the bath bombs, Mistletoe has unquestionably made it on to the short list of those I will be stocking up on at the end of the winter season!

15589487_1891683327727553_7615244891138905355_n



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥


Christingle Body Conditioner from Lush

Christingle Body Conditioner.pngYou may be wondering why I have delayed the posting of my review on the Christingle Body Conditioner for so long. I actually got hold of my first batch back in October 2015 so have had access to it for almost a year now, from the first time I used it I loved it, I however came across a small problem…

The problem was that it made me feel so cold. One of my medical conditions makes it hard for me to regulate my own body temperature and when I get cold I am basically part snowflake. Reverse the situation to too hot and I’m basically part sun.

As soon as you open the bathroom door and hit non bathroom air it feels like you’ve plunged into an icy lake, it’s incredibly refreshing but also very, very cold. It’s definitely one to use in the mornings as I can imagine using it at night could wake the dead.

I was gutted but I couldn’t use it anymore, in the winter anyway…

I decided to put my pot of it in the back of my cupboard as I knew it would be the perfect product for me to use throughout the upcoming summer. Months and months seemed to pass, the sun was shining more and more but by July we still hadn’t even got the summer duvet out. Where was SUMMER?

Late July summer finally arrived in the North of England and on the first ridiculously hot day the first thing I dug out (apart from the summer duvet) was last years pot of Christingle.

img_5747-1

It has a beautifully smooth texture that is similar in consistency to yogurt with no bits. It is incredibly minty and even in the much warmer month knocks you for six.

I always grab a little and then begin to wash it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin as well as the other bits of my skin that had caught a little too much sun. The smallest amount of Christingle soothes my summer tired skin so well, my skin has never felt so silky smooth.

After application you then rinse it off just like you would shower gel too.

The best bit is how tingly it makes your skin feel. During winter I couldn’t cope with that sensation but when it’s summer it helped me stay as cool as a cucumber. Using it not only cooled and soothed my skin but I also noticed it stopped me from sweating as much.

I hope they bring this back as I will be stocking up on more of this, this year as it literally saved my life over the last 6 to 8 weeks. It is perfect for the summer time, I didn’t have one unbearably hot, sleepless night and neither did my boyfriend after he cottoned on to how good Christingle Body Conditioner was…img_5745-1

On one occasion my boyfriend may have got a little bit of Christingle on a bit of his body that he doesn’t really want to feel all cold and tingly… I am sure that the screams coming from our bathroom could be heard for several miles. I am finding it very difficult to not giggle about it even now, it was hilarious.

Ever since that one incident, he hasn’t ever made the same mistake again and I have had only positive feedback in regards to Christingle as well as a shocked face when I said it wasn’t available to buy anymore as it’s a winter only product.

This winter I will most certainly be buying a pot to take on our honeymoon next year, it’s amazing on sun kissed skin. The perfect after-sun, shower treat!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥


Fizzbanger Bath Bomb from Lush

fizzbanger bath bomb

I generally thought that I had already written and published a Fizzbanger Bath Bomb review back when I very first started this blog, I realised a few weeks ago that I had in fact missed the review completely, so here it is…

The Fizzbanger is a very popular Lush bath bomb and it is one of my all time favourites. It is a staple Lush product available all year through, both online and in store (at the time of its review). If you look through my Instagram account you can see that I’ve used it more times than I could probably count. It’s literally so good, I think it might be my 2nd or third most used Lush bath bomb.

Yes the Fizzbanger bath bomb is in comparison to others, quite plain. As always though, it’s what is inside the bath bomb that counts!

When you first pick the Fizzbanger up you can see that its exterior is all one colour, a very bright yellow. Up against the likes of heavily decorated, stand out bath bombs such as Frozen or Guardian of the Forest it can sometimes be over-shadowed.

img_0638

It is not until you place the Fizzbanger bath bomb in to your bath water that you notice its true potential. It is described as ‘a Catherine wheel of a bath bomb’ because it changes colour as it slowly fizzes away.

Created to have individual scented layers the Fizzbanger is a feast for your nose as well as your skin. Everyone seems to think that the Fizzbanger is primarily a citrus lemon scent, I can see why people think this but the scent I always pick up is apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, MY WEAKNESS. I just can’t get enough of it both in the bath and as a yummy dessert drowning in custard.

At first the Fizzbanger bath bomb creates a mound of yellow foam, it has often been described as resembling a nuclear explosion. This description is actually a very good one as visually that is exactly what it looks like.

img_1636

Once the yellow, foamy nuclear explosion spreads itself around the bath a fleck of the Fizzbangers blue interior can be seen. It slowly spins creating blue and yellow lines until the middle of the bath bomb reveals itself.

img_1633

Inside is a BANG surprise similar to the hidden paper insert of the Blackberry bath bomb.

At this point you can also hear the popping candy within Fizzbanger reacting with the water. Petitgrain oil (the supposed primary citrus scent that I think is completely masked by the cinnamon and cooked apple scent) makes Fizzbanger a good choice of a bath partner if you’re in need of a pick-me-up.

Petitgrain oil is used within aromatherapy through out the world because of its calming properties, it helps reduce the feeling of anxiety and put alongside ylang ylang and cinnamon leaf oil makes the Fizzbanger bath bomb a truly joyful and relaxing bath time treat.

fizzbangeroK

As the blue interior begins to show, the Fizzbanger bath bomb starts to spin making the most beautiful swirly blue and yellow patterns. It moves so quickly, it’s almost impossible to get a clear shot of.

fizzbanger3

At the end you are left with yellow and blue bubbles sitting on the surface of your bath water. Underneath is the most striking, electric green water, infused with skin softening essential oils that are relaxing for mind, body and soul.

I love to use a Fizzbanger bath bomb during the day as I find it really awakens my senses if I’ve had a restless night before hand.

I was actually trolled a couple of years ago on Facebook when I mentioned that Fizzbanger was a good day time bomb. Madness I know, especially with all that’s wrong in the world right now. It just goes to show that not everyone knows the benefits of each essential oil.

If every bath bomb’s ingredients put you to sleep they wouldn’t be as interesting to use. It was more of a personal attack to be honest, all I do all day is bathe you see, I’m SUPER ‘produtive’ like that 😉 Having been diagnosed with 2 conditions that have left me registered as disabled, using hot bath water to help ease the pain, is just so cheeky of me! – Lush baths have helped me no end, if I need a boost to get through the rest of the day Fizzbanger is my go to bath bomb.

Its scent is to die for and the visual theatrics of it while it fizzles away is more than spectacular. I love how Lush makes it possible for effortless art to be created in your bath tub. When it comes down to a Fizzbanger bath, I cannot resist taking a few photos every time I use it, it’s just so, so beautiful.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr