Rad Dad Shower Gel from Lush

The Rad Dad Shower Gel was first released as a part of 2021’s Father’s Day line. At the point of writing this review it has been a ridiculously long time since Lush released a new shower gel so I was incredibly excited for its release. Described by Lush as a ‘Siberian pine and orris oil bathroom treat’ I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bottle.

Rad Dad shower gel is a beautifully dark shade of blue, sharing its scent with all of the products from the Fresh As/Needles and Pines scent-family I knew before I even tried it that it would be a firm favourite for my husband in particular, he already uses the Fresh As perfume that I got him for Christmas 2020 all the time so a shower gel with the same scent is a winner!

Rad Dad contains a long list of refreshing and stimulating ingredients, there’s Siberian fir needle, orris and tagetes oils as well as benzoin resinoid and fresh cucumber.

Its scent is very outdoorsy, rich and herbaceous. It’s refreshing but also creates a warming sensation on your skin, it’s an excellent shower gel to use after a work out or a physically demanding day.

As someone who deals with chronic pain in all of my joints and muscles, the Rad Dad shower gels stimulating effects really does help soothe my tired, aching muscles.

Consistency wise the Rad Dad shower gel is lovely and thick, much like the Hot Toddy and Bubbly shower gels. After several, most-recent, watery shower gel releases from Lush, I was pleasantly surprised when I first squirted some Rad Dad shower gel in my hands.

Rad Dad lathers quickly and the tiniest amount goes a very long way. A blob the size of a one-pound coin is more than enough to wash your whole body with.

Its scent really does come alive when combined with the hot water and steam from your shower. If you’re looking for a product that isn’t as spicy as Cinders shower gel, yet is still warming on the skin, Rad Dad is well worth a try.

The shower gels scent remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. I wouldn’t say it was a particularly hydrating shower gel but it doesn’t dry out my skin at all.

Overall I am very impressed with the Rad Dad shower gel, it’s good value for money and is loved by everyone in my house. I am devastated that Rad Dad will only be available for Father’s Day as it really is one of the best shower gels Lush have released in a very long time!



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Twilight Bubble Bar from Lush

 

The Twilight Bubble Bar was on the very top of my list when Lush UK did their latest bubble bar drop. Sharing its scent with the first Lush bath bomb I ever tried, Twilight, I couldn’t help but use it first.

Just looking at the Twilight bubble bar makes me want to book a sunny holiday, created with 3 tropical-sunset-colours jammed together and decorated with a seaweed palm tree, it simply demands to be used in a fancy bath tub somewhere exotic…

Sadly due to the current restrictions of Covid-19 this isn’t possible BUT a 30 minute bath with this little beauty brings you pretty close to a level of relaxation you can normally only achieve by spending a lazy day on a sun lounger, bestselling book in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other…

This dreamy bubble bar contains benzoin resinoid, tonka-absolute and both lavender and ylang ylang oils making it the perfect bubble bar to reach for to help you wind down after a long day.

Size wise, the Twilight bubble bar is quite small BUT don’t let that put you off of trying it, I got 2 ridiculously-bubbly bubble baths out of just one Twilight bubble bar. I think if I wasn’t so greedy I could have easily spread it out over 3 (possibly 4 at a push) baths, it is excellent value for money.

While you don’t have to use the seaweed-palm-tree part of this bubble bar, sticking it in the water with you does add a slight softness to the water, much like the Big Blue bath bomb. The warmth of the water breaks down the seaweed adding a slight silkiness to the bath water, while there’s not enough to make a huge difference it is worth trying.

With the bubble bar being 3 different colours, the colour of the water underneath the blanket of bubbles differs depending on how much and what parts of the bubble bars you use. A good mix of all 3 colours (see above photo) will give you sunset-pink water.

Bubbles come quick and fast when the Twilight bubble bar is held under a running tap, there’s nothing like laying back surrounded by tonka-absolute and lavender scented bubbles. Yes, we’ve had what seems like a million Lush products that share this bubble bars scent now BUT I don’t think I’ll ever grow bored of Twilight.

I have my fingers crossed that soon we will be able to actually use this bubble bar somewhere exotic and not just have to use our imagination, it’s a true luxury Lush product that I have throughly enjoyed using and reviewing! 😊


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Rose Gold Bath Bomb from Lush

The Rose Gold Bath Bomb is a brand-new, limited edition product from Lush’s 2021 Mother’s Day collection. The care and attention to detail that Lush have put in to designing this bath bomb blows me away, it’s a piece of art, so much so that it took all of my willpower to put it in to my bath water.

I really, really didn’t want to see it slowly disappear only to go down the drain never to be seen again…

As you can see from the above and below photos, the Rose Gold bath bomb is incredibly detailed, Lush really went to town with the 3d printer when creating the mould for this bath bomb.

The more I stare at the Rose Gold bath bomb, the more type of flowers that seem to appear in the bath bombs design, it looks like the Lush gods carved it with unicorn horns! 😉 I see daisies, roses, ivy… The list goes on and on.

The Rose Gold bath bomb shares its scent with the Winter Garden bath bomb from 2020’s Winter line. Containing benzoin resinoid, ylang ylang and bergamot oil its scent is a rich yet musky, floral blend.

The Rose Gold bath bomb is as its name suggests, a rose gold colour decorated with a light sprinkling of natural golden shimmer.

As soon as the Rose Gold bath bomb touches the water you are greeted with an explosion of dark pink. I wasn’t expecting much bath art from the Rose Gold bath bomb as Lush had put in so much effort with its exterior design BUT after a few minutes, orange and pink swirls began to fizzle out of it. Leaving pretty patterns across the water surface.

Bath art wise, the Rose Gold bath bomb is incredible. My photos in this post do it no justice at all. If you’ve used the Christmas Sweater bath bomb it’s just as spectacular as that in the water.

Once the Rose Gold bath bomb has fully dissolved you’re left with bright orange, silky-soft bath water.

The musky floral fragrance lasts right up until the last drop of water goes down your plug hole. It also stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day too. I normally find the more floral-based-ingredients that bath bombs have, the dryer they are on your skin. The Rose Gold bath bomb however left my skin perfectly hydrated and appearing and feeling much brighter.

Overall I really enjoyed getting to know the Rose Gold bath bomb, the clear winning factor of it is definitely its design, I don’t think Lush have ever created a more intricate, visually pleasing bath bomb!



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Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar from Lush

The Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar is a brand-new product and is the first of its kind from Lush. It was released alongside the 4:20pm CBD bath bomb back on Christmas Eve, 2020. CBD is short for cannabidiol, cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants.

There has been a lot of research conducted around the use of CBD oil and it is said to have a long list of health-benefits. In particular it helps with stress management and those suffering with anxiety and/or sleep problems.

CBD has also been proven to help people like me, who suffer from medical conditions that cause wide-spread chronic pain. The very reason I first got into Lush Cosmetics was because I was looking for natural alternatives to prescription painkiller medications. With this in mind I didn’t hesitate to buy Botanomancy when it became available.

The Botanomancy CBD bubble bar is the same size as the bestselling bubble bars, Brightside and The Comforter which has certainly pleased the masses. After all everyone likes more for their money! As well as the cannabidiol, Botanomancy also contains patchouli, sandalwood, ginger and dried peppermint leaf and rose petals. Its scent is really herbilicious, earthy and refreshing.

The first time I  used the Botanomancy CBD bubble bar I decided to stick half of the bar into my bubble bar sieve, this was way too much and a complete waste. The smallest amount creates more than enough bubbles, you can easily get 6 baths out of one bar, more if your water pressure is strong.

A blanket of fluffy white bubbles doesn’t take very long to form at all. Underneath the bubbles, the water is an earthy green scattered with the dried rose petals.

There is no better feeling than sinking yourself into a nice hot bath after a long day. If I am being honest, like the aforementioned 4:20pm CBD bath bomb, I wouldn’t say I was anymore relaxed than I’d normally be after just an ordinary Lush bath BUT I was relaxed enough to get straight into bed and a good nights sleep followed.

There are some aspects I’d like to tweak to this bubble bar, I personally would prefer it without the dried petals but I’ve seen plenty of people on Instagram who really liked their inclusion.

Other than that I really liked this bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a few more CBD products as it’s something I’d love to try more of.



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Eggy Wegg Bath Bomb from Lush

 

The Eggy Wegg Bath Bomb first featured in 2021’s Easter line, with it being my favourite colour, it was the very first product within the line that caught my eye. Bright pink with 3 fried eggs on its top-half as decoration, it’s hard to not be drawn to it.

Eggy Wegg is similar in design to the Atom Heart Mother bath bomb, instead of 3 clouds the Eggy Wegg bath bomb has its 3 fried eggs. Others have also compared Eggy Wegg to the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb, while both have 3 unique decorations on its top half, unlike Eggy Wegg’s fried eggs, the golden stars in Shoot for the Stars are mini bath melts.

I don’t like the comparison of Eggy Wegg and the aforementioned Shoot for the Stars bath bomb, I find the added bath melts in a bath bomb really do make for a completely different bathing experience. If you’re like me and don’t always enjoy super hydrating baths, then Eggy Wegg is well worth a try.

The Eggy Wegg bath bomb includes ingredients that I wouldn’t ever imagine working together, strangely they do however work. Sicilian lemon and spearmint oil blend together to give Eggy Wegg a fragrance a bit like a big bag of pick-and-mix sweets.

Its scent has a tropical-fruit twang and also a generous helping of invigorating spearmint. Both scents round each other off, it’s a unique scent but one I’d love to see in other product formats in the future.

As soon as the Eggy Wegg bath bomb comes in to contact with the bath water you are greeted with a hiss of hot pink, fizzing bubbles. It doesn’t take long for the beautiful bath art to begin spilling out of the bath bomb, charging around your bath tub.

Pink, yellow and white swirls begin to dance their way around the water surface, creating the most beautiful swirling bath art. The photos I have included in this review do the Eggy Wegg bath bomb no justice at all.

The yellow and pink patterns created by Eggy Wegg clash perfectly, if you’re familiar with the Angels Delight bath bomb, expect the same type of stand-out bright yellow and warm pink bath art.

Once the Eggy Wegg bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with bright pinky-orange tinted water. The water is silky-smooth and leaves your skin appearing and feeling softer and brighter.

For a bath bomb with a mix of such dominantly scented ingredients (lemon and spearmint) you’d expect its fragrance to be really strong on your skin, it is however a very subtle fragrance, not at all in-your-face. I could see the fragrance working very well in a body lotion format.

Overall I am very much in love with the Eggy Wegg bath bomb, it didn’t smell how I imagined an Easter product to smell but I think that’s what has made it so perfect. I’ll be very sad if this bath bomb doesn’t come back next Easter.



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Avocado Ice Cream Fresh Face Mask from Lush

I managed to get a hold of a pot of the Avocado Ice Cream Fresh Face Mask when it was available in April 2021’s Fresh Subscription Box. Previous to this, the fresh face mask had only been available in Lush’s Fresh Shop and Spa in Paris and I believe for a very short while from my favourite Lush store in the world, Lush Liverpool.

Rumour has it that it is soon to become a main line product throughout the UK so I thought it was wise to get my review on it uploaded!

The Avocado Ice Cream fresh face mask has a short and very simple list of ingredients; Fresh avocado, soya yoghurt, kaolin, fresh lemon juice and bergamot oil. It has a refreshingly light, lemony fragrance that is perfect for waking up dull, tired skin.

Consistency wise, the Avocado Ice Cream fresh face mask reminds me a little of hummus. A small amount goes a very long way and it glides on your face with ease.

With Lush’s fresh face masks I always recommend applying them with a tea spoon or face-mask-brush/spatula as this stops any bacteria on your fingers getting into your pot of face-mask-goodness. Using this application technique allows your fresh face mask to stay fresh for longer. Sometimes lasting well after their use-by-date.

All of Lush’s fresh face masks are also meant to be stored in the fridge, some are better left out for a while before applying but I find that with Avocado Ice Cream it is best applied straight out of the fridge. The combination of its coolness alongside the cooling effects of the avocado and soya yoghurt are perfect for this time of year as the weather gets warmer.

What I really liked about the Avocado Ice Cream fresh face mask was how easily it washes off of your face too. I love how effortless using  it is, it wipes off just as easily as it glides on and my skin LOVES it. Just 10 minutes of wearing this face mask leaves my face appearing brighter and feeling soft and smooth.

With such a small amount of this face mask going such a long way I don’t think it’s possible to use it all by the date on use-by sticker. As mentioned above, I strongly recommend using a face-mask-brush/spatula to apply it to make it stand the test of time and to get the most out of it.

Overall I am really impressed with the Avocado Ice Cream fresh face mask, if it doesn’t become mainline Lush are definitely making a mistake!



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Blow Me A Kiss Bubble Blower from Lush

The Blow Me A Kiss Bubble Blower is a brand-new product from Lush’s 2021 Valentine’s Day collection. Just like the previously released and original bubble-blowing-product the I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles reusable bubble bar, the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower can be used in the same way, as a reusable bubble bar and also to blow bubbles with too!

The Blow Me a Kiss reusable bubble bar boasts a never-before-been-released, brand-new Lush scent; it’s a deliciously fruity fragrance that really stands out up against all of the other traditionally floral fragranced products that are also in the 2021 Valentine’s Day line.

Containing bergamot and davana oils, the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower is a zesty and magnificently uplifting product that breathes energy into the ridiculously cold, short February-days.

The bergamot oil gives its fragrance a fizzy-sherbet twang while the davana oil adds a little warmth to the fragrance; Davana oil is often described as smelling just like a big bowl of super-ripe-fruit and adds a tropical element to Blow Me A Kiss’ fragrance. The davana scent is also very well known to be an aphrodisiac, tying it in with the Valentine theme of love beautifully.

I am pleased to report that the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower does not disappoint as a bubble bar or a bubble-blowing-toy. It probably won’t happen, but I think it would make a wonderful all-year-round product, keeping it just for the Valentine’s day line is a crime in my eyes.

As soon as you place the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower under a running tap your bath begins to fill up with beautiful, blood-orange water. Slowly but surely the bath also begins to fill up with bright-white, fluffy bubbles.

The Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower goes a very long way bubble wise, making it excellent value for money. I expected to get 2 baths out of it maximum but have managed 4 adequately bubbled bubble baths out of just one bar.

Underneath the bubbles is silky-smooth blood-orange bath water. As the bath runs, Blow Me A Kiss bubble blowers fruitylicious fragrance fills your bathroom transporting you into thinking that you’re on a sunny, Summer holiday rather than stuck at home on a notoriously-cold-February.

The bubbles last throughout the whole of your time in the bath tub and so does the beautiful fragrance. I normally find the reusable bubble bars to be quite drying on the skin, Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower however left my skin feeling moisturised as well as appearing brighter. Its scent also stayed with me for several hours after getting out of the bath.

The bubble blowing side of this bubble bar (although more of a novelty feature) actually works surprisingly well. I can see children and adults alike enjoying this extra-special-feature. Over all I really have enjoyed using the Blow Me A Kiss bubble blower, it has left me very excited to see what bubble blowing products Lush come up with next!


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Love Me Do Bath Bomb from Lush

The Love Me Do Bath Bomb is a brand-new product from Lush’s 2021 Valentine’s Day collection. As you can clearly see from its picture, Love Me Do isn’t your average bath bomb as it is wrapped in a fully compostable muslin cloth…

With the Love Me Do bath bomb being wrapped it means you can enjoy the dry red-rose-petals that are hidden within it without the fear of clogging up your pipes with the bits of flowers that could end up going down your plug hole when the bath drains. It is also a huge bonus for those customers that dislike any ‘bits’ floating around in the bath with them. Put simply, you get all of the benefits from the ingredients without the mess!

The Love Me Do bath bomb contains a list of floral ingredients, there’s ylang-ylang and lavender oils, rose absolute and the aforementioned dried red-rose-petals. The tag and raffia-chord can both be composted too.

Scent-wise the Love Me Do bath bomb is the epitome of romance, it’s a fresh and powdery rose and lavender blend with entwined notes of ylang-ylang. If anyone got me a bunch of flowers for Valentine’s Day, I’d be very happy if the bouquet smelt like the Love Me Do bath bomb!

As soon as the Love Me Do bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a hiss of bubbles. Love Me Do is incredibly pigmented, the water starts to immediately turn a deep-plumb-red and the powdery-floral-fragrance fills your bathroom, instantly relaxing you.

If you’re looking for bath art the Love Me Do bath bomb wouldn’t be a good choice of bath bombs to go for, what it however lacks in bath art, it well makes up for with its scent and how it makes your skin feel – I’ll talk a bit more about that later, *spoiler alert* it’s the best bit about this bath bomb…

After the Love Me Do bath bomb has fully dissolved all that’s left in the muslin cloth are the dried flower pieces. I’m not sure if the heat of the water and the petals combined make any difference to your bathing experience (like the seaweed in the Big Blue bath bomb softens the water) but I left the muslin cloth in the water right up until I pulled the plug anyway.

As promised here is a paragraph or 2 of my favourite thing about the Love Me Do bath bomb, HOW AMAZING MY SKIN FELT AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE BATH. I wasn’t expecting results quite like this at all, I’d always thought most Lush bath bombs left my skin looking and feeling brighter but the Love Me Do bath bomb is a game changer, my skin felt incredible. Hydrated, refreshed, brighter and silky-smooth.

Overall, I am really impressed with the Love Me Do bath bomb; I hope it comes back for the Valentine’s Day collection for years to come!


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Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

The Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar is a brand new Lush product released in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Traditionally during the Luna New Year an ancient dragon-dance is performed to scare away any evil spirits.

Dragons are said to bring luck, wisdom and strength. With the way the last 12 months have been for everyone, I think we could all do with a dragon-dance or 2, anything to help us move on from 2020 and to move forward into 2021 with a better mindset and a bucket-load of hope is good for me! 🤞

The Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar shares its scent with the Christmas Eve bubble bar and Northern Lights bath bomb, it’s quite an acquired taste BUT fortunately it is a scent that I enjoy in whatever format Lush choose to release it in.

Dragon Legend contains jasmine absolute, dragon fruit powder and ylang ylang oil. Summed up quickly. Dragon Legends scent is a punchy and musky-floral. Often compared to the smell of washing detergent, it is a delightfully refreshing and crisp fragrance. The more you sniff it, the more your nose seems to pick up from it.

Lush have stated that you can get 3 adequately bubbled baths out of just one of the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bars. Although I feel it always depends on your bathrooms water pressure and whether you live in an area with hard or soft water, I’d say getting 3 baths out of the one bubble bar isn’t at all optimistic.

I am often very greedy when it comes to Lush, using much more than I need per bath but with Dragons Legend I really didn’t need to over-indulge to get the best out of it.

As soon as you place the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar under the running tap, bubbles and water begin to fill up your bath tub. The water underneath the quickly forming blanket of fluffy white bubbles is decorated with a shimmery-plastic-free-gold and is an invitingly-warm orange colour. Its clean, fresh scent slowly fills your bathroom as the bath fills up with water.

Once you have your desired amount of bubbles in the bath tub, to get the most out of the reusable bubble bar put it out of the way in a cool, dry place, leaving it to dry until you want to use it again. As I said earlier, I love nothing more than to over indulge when it comes to Lush, especially with Lush bubble bars but with Dragons Legend you get a lot of bubbles very quickly, making it very cost effective.

The bubbles created by the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar sadly do not last as long as I had hoped they would. I do find that this is often the case with Lush’s reusable bubble bars though.

Its fragrance does however last and it remains on your skin hours after getting out of the bath too. It leaves my skin soft-to-the-touch and it also appears plumper and a little brighter as well.

I have really enjoyed using the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a larger Lunar-New-Year line next year and every year from here-on-out. There is also a huge gap on the Lush shelves for a Dragon Legend/Northern Lights scented body lotion and body spray; Hint, hint, Lush! 😉


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Beauty Sleep Face and Body Mask from Lush

The Beauty Sleep Face and Body Mask is the latest Lush product to take the Lush world by storm and is yet another extension to Lush’s best selling Sleepy range. Set to fly off of the shelves at the same velocity as Lush’s Sleepy body lotion I couldn’t help but grab a large pot of it as soon as it became available.

As someone who struggles with bouts of insomnia the promise of a product that could help you get a good nights sleep is right up my street. Beauty Sleep has a long list of ingredients known for their calming and relaxing qualities; Neroli, lavender and ylang ylang oils to name just a few.

There is honestly no other clay face mask quite as luxurious as Beauty Sleep currently available on the market. Each ingredient has been carefully selected to not only soothe, buff, hydrate and replenish your skin but also to relax and calm your mind.

The biggest surprise Beauty Sleep offers is that it contains a spoonful of one of Lush’s most decadent and very expensive, Gorgeous moisturiser. The first thing I noticed about Beauty Sleep was its fragrance. Considering how many ingredients it has, I really wasn’t expecting it to smell so close to Lush’s Sleepy scent, it’s not exactly the same, for example I can really smell the honey in it giving the Sleepy-like-fragrance a sweeter edge. For a full list of Beauty Sleeps ingredients please check Lush’s website as they keep it up to date.

Beauty Sleep must be applied to clean skin, I like to use a spatula or tea spoon to apply mine purely for hygiene reasons, I find if I don’t use my fingers to scoop out Lush’s face masks they always last a lot longer. A thin layer applied over the patches of skin that you feel need some tender loving care is all you need.

I leave it on for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, to wash it off I fill my sink with hot water then soak a clean flannel in that hot water. Next I hold the flannel over the part of my face I am about to wipe clean for about 10 seconds before using it to sweep the mask off, rinsing the flannel through out. I find that using hot water works best as it opens up your pores helping the clay face mask drag out all of the impurities.

As I said earlier, the Beauty Sleep face and body mask really is the most luxurious clay face mask currently available. Its ingredients do a number of important jobs. After having it on my face for just 15 minutes my skin is perfectly hydrated, feels softer and appears brighter. Any redness I had also fades somewhat and I just feel incredibly relaxed.

After just a few uses of the Beauty Sleep face and body mask my skin is clearer; Any dry, dead skin on my face has gone and my pores appear smaller. If I had the time I’d honestly use it at least 3 times a week.

I am head over heels in love with the Beauty Sleep face and body mask, it’s so much more than just a face mask, it’s the ‘Sleepy’ product we’ve all needed for years. Paired with the Twilight bath bomb and Sleepy bubble bar will make for one truly relaxing evening.



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