April Showers Bath Bomb from Lush

April Showers Bath BombThe April Showers Bath Bomb is a brand new release from Lush, it’s a part of Lush’s Easter 2018 range and I have to say that this year’s collection (the bath bomb’s in particular) are so much better than last years! for me personally, I quite like a wide variety of choices when it comes down to bath bombs.

Sometimes you crave a bold and colourful bath and other times you just want something a little more relaxed, be that a cooler more calmer scent or even just a gentler bath product that maybe displays less colour.

April Showers Bath Bomb

I grabbed the April Showers bath bomb out of the box of Easter stock first as I wanted a quick bath, I assumed that because of its crisp white exterior that it would be similar to the likes of the Sakura or original So White bath bomb. My expectations of the April Showers bath bomb were that it would be a quick, no fuss fizzer…

April Showers is a white, cloud shaped bath bomb that is decorated with pink and purple, raindrop-shaped bath melts. I ignorantly didn’t even realise that the raindrops were actually bath melts until I had used it.

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With the Ultra Violet bubble bar not making a return yet again and the Baa Bar bubble bars recent change of ingredients April Showers is the go-to violet scented item in this years Spring collection.

I find April Showers scent to be an incredibly strong and very dry violet based one, not unlike the Ne Worry Pas bath bomb, it is however so much more in-your-face strong.

Once I had put the April Showers bath bomb in the bath the scent intensified even more.

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I normally always stock up on any Springtime products with violet in as they tend to really help with my migraines. With April Showers scent being so much stronger than I am used to unfortunately it doesn’t really help me with my migraines, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t make a good bath though!

True, I am disappointed to no longer have a violet based product that helps with my migraines readily available, this however doesn’t take anything away from how much I like this new Lush bath bomb. As I had predicted April Showers was a fairly quick fizzer, what I didn’t expect from it was such beautiful bath art.

As mentioned above the pink and purple raindrops that decorate the April Showers bath bomb are in fact bath melts. It reminded me of the Lava Lamp bath bomb (but you’ll be pleased to hear) is a much easier clean up! – pink and purple oil decorate the milky violet water. I felt myself instantly relax when I lay back in its waters.

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It made the water silky soft and in turn moisturised my skin thoroughly. After getting out I did need to pat myself down with a towel but other than that I was fine. A splodge of Fairy liquid and hot water helped rinse the leftover oil from the bath away (no scrubbing necessary!)

Its scent also stayed on my skin too. Once out of the bath, the intensity of the scent did dampen down on my skin it was however still noticeable the morning after which started my day off with me feeling just as relaxed as I was when I first got in the April Showers bath the night before.

Although April Showers isn’t the most eye catching of products upon first glance, it puts on such an amazing show. I am stocking up on this product before Easter is through, I love how unique it is, please try it, it’s a beautiful addition to the Easter 2018 product line.



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Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt from Lush

Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt

The very first thing I noticed about the Heart of Enlightened Expectation Bubble Bar Melt had to be its rather long name. For the purpose of this review and to save me from losing my mind, I will furthermore refer to it as just the ‘Heart’. It’s a beautiful name but also a bit of a nightmare at the same time. I don’t think Lush have ever had such a complicated named product.

There’s something about its names length that sets my anxiety off, laughable I know but I just keep thinking ‘there needs to be a comma somewhere?!!’. It’s like a friend who has a double barreled first, middle and last name, quite a mouthful. Moving swiftly back on to an actual review on the product itself, here is the brand new bubble bar and bath melt brought out by Lush, as a part of their 2018 Valentine line…

The Heart bubble bar melt is a reasonably sized bubble bar topped with a light coating of cocoa butter (the melt). It’s big enough to sit snuggly in my hand. To look at it really reminds me of carrot cake, the cocoa butter obviously being the icing. Above is a photograph of a crate of them in my local store, they all have a light dusting of golden lustre, by the time I however got mine home most of my lustre had fallen off as you can see from the photograph below.

The Heart bubble bar melt shares its scent with the Two Hearts Beating as One bath melt that was on sale from Lush this time, last year.  It has a floral-sweet fragrance; Scent wise the ylang ylang, bergamot and rose oils are probably the most noticeable of its ingredients. All of this products ingredients blend perfectly together, if romance had its own scent, I think the Heart bubble bar melts fragrance would be it!

I can get 2 generously bubbled baths out of just the one bubble bar melt. I imagine you could get more than 2 baths out of it if you really wanted, I do feel anything more than 2 wouldn’t give you an experience that shows its true potential though.

Although I find this products bubble-potential a huge selling point, (after all, it is part bubble bar) I find that because of the melt part of the bubble bar, the bubbles don’t hang around as long as I am used to with Lush bubble bars. Within 10 minutes all you are left with is orange water, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing but is something I have noticed.

Unlike the bubbles, this products scent stays with you throughout your entire bath, its scent does weaken ever so slightly but it is still present until the last drop of water goes down the plug hole. Considering the Heart is both bubble bar and bath melt, I expected the water to be soft and super hydrating on my skin. By all means it wasn’t at all drying, I just expected it to be slightly more moisturising than it was.

I really hate writing anything negative in my Lush-product-reviews but I have and always will be honest in them. If I declared my undying love for every single Lush product I’d clearly be lying, you simply can’t love everything. I do not dislike this bubble bar melt, it just hasn’t got me all excited in quite the same way as some of the other new Valentine’s products have. I’d have really liked to have seen a bath bomb in this scent, one that resembles a Roller or Over and Over would be a dream come true! Maybe Lush will make one next year… *fingers crossed*.



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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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Snow Angel Bath Melt from Lush

Snow Angel Bath Melt

The Snow Angel although primarily a bath melt could in my opinion also be considered as part bath bomb because of how solid and robust it is. It doesn’t instantly start to melt in your hands in the same way as other Lush bath melts do either.

Upon first glance of Snow Angel you immediately notice how big it is. I had seen it online several times before actually getting hold of one and I can remember how surprised I was with its generous size. It is in the shape of an angel and its front is white with speckles of gold shimmer, the other side of the bath melt is a sparkly gold.

Before I got so heavily into Lush products I used to avoid all of their products with glitter as the thought terrified me. I am so glad that I learnt that there is in fact nothing to be afraid of when it comes down to the products with shimmer in. They are not messy at all, I always describe it as ‘cosmetic shimmer’ as I find it similar to make up that has a slight shimmer to it. It’s honestly not a one way trip to glitter-hell!

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Upon hitting the water Snow Angel’s gold shimmer spreads out, as does white foam. The sweet yet delicate scent of marzipan instantly fills the room as the Snow Angel floats gracefully around your bath. As Snow Angel slowly melts away the water becomes a glorious, butter-yellow, it is at this point that your skin starts to benefit from the super-moisturising hidden ingredient, soft, organic cocoa butter.

This bath melt helped soothe my dry, winter battered skin and left my skin so soft. The next day I could still feel the benefits of the Cocoa Butter, my skin was still positively glowing from the previous days good-old-soak.

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You will most certainly always get out of a Snow Angel bath with the most radiantly moisturised skin.

I personally wasn’t a huge fan of its scent, I have however never been much of a marzipan person so my dislike of its scent was inevitable.

Snow Angel’s ability to hydrate and moisturise my skin was definitely the highlight of using this product, for that sole purpose I would one-hundred-percent recommend it.



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