Butterball Shower Gel from Lush

Butterball Shower Gel.pngRegrettably I only got into the Butterball products last year (2016). I am now however well and truly making up for it as every time a Butterball product becomes available I snap it up.

The Butterball Shower Gel is the thickest shower gel I have tried from Lush Cosmetics. Its consistency resembles more of a shower cream. It is however, much stockier than Lush shower creams, I can completely understand why some confuse it with a body butter or shower smoothie.

The Butterball shower gel shares its scent with the Butterball bath bomb. In my opinion they aren’t exactly the same, the shower gel is a lot more chocolatey than the bath bomb equivalent. Despite this, both are products I like and would recommend.bbb123The Butterball scent always reminds me of Christmas, this is because of the Butterbear bath bomb. Butterbear is identical to the Butterball bath bomb the only difference being its shape and weight. For the last few years Butterbear has been a very popular Christmas-time Lush product, it was the first product I tried in the Butterball scent and I guess this is why I associate the scent with Christmas.

I find that the smallest blob of the shower gel goes a very long way especially when used alongside hot-as-you-can-stand-it water.

My skin adores Butterball and because of this I always go back for seconds. If I have used the shower gel I do not need to moisturise after getting out of the shower or bath. It leaves my skin perfectly hydrated, soft and smelling of chocolate chip, shortbread biscuits.butterball group.pngMy other half seems to like it a lot too, he would never admit it but I can always tell when he does take a shine to one of my shower gels, they run out at such a ridiculous rate when he does. I know I said I go back for seconds when it comes to the Butterball shower gel but I honestly use such a small amount as it’s all you need.

He has no idea of how precious some Lush products are, Butterball is only available in the Lush Kitchen so I can’t just grab another bottle, he isn’t even that much bigger than me yet in just one shower he manages to use triple the amount I would do. He obviously can’t get enough of it, I think it is one of his secret favourites for sure.

The last thing I’d like to point out is how versatile Butterball shower gel is, it works well alongside so many other Lush products making it a very good ingredient to add to any Lush cocktails you may have in mind. It is because of this, its beautiful scent and its skin loving ingredients that makes the Butterball shower gel an essential product in my bathroom.



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Rose Jam Shower Gel from Lush

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Rose Jam shower gel is a golden oldie. It returns year in, year out and its scent can be found in a vast number of Lush’s best selling products.

The Rose Jam scent was the first scent I came across in Lush that I realised also featured in a number of their other products…

The Rose Jam shower gels scent also features in the Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar, Pearl massage bar and the Rose Jam bubbleroon. Those 3 products are currently available all year through so if you want to try out the scent before you invest in a shower gel, go give them a sniff. I recommend all 3 and speak very highly of them all.
Rose Jam Shower Gel EXTRA.pngRose Jam shower gel is a deep red. It reminds me of raspberry jam although its shade of red is a little lighter. I actually grew to love the scent through a Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar. The name ‘Rose Jam’ initially put me off as I ignorantly associated rose scents with older people. I turned my nose up at the bubbleroon without even giving it a chance. The first time that Rose Jam shower gel became available to me I however ordered a 100g bottle as I really liked the Jason and the Argan Oil shampoo bar.

Once it was in my hands I instantly regretted ordering the smallest size, 100g of this beautiful shower gel is not enough and it will never be enough. Always buy more rather than less.

Although Rose Jam is a floral rose scent, it also has other depths making it more desirable to me. Alongside the rose and argan oil there is a slight hint of musky-sweet vanilla mixed with lemon giving it a sweet and zingy edge.rosejammixIt is quite a thick gel, (the perfect consistency in my eyes) and it lathers up well, the smallest amount of it goes a long way and I often use it as a shampoo as well as, as a shower gel.

My boyfriend loves it just as much as me which is a pain in the bum as it is limited edition.

If you want to try it get some now as it won’t be around after Christmas.

The scent stays with you all day after using it. If I had the Rose Jam liquid perfume I’d spray it in my hair too, spreading the Rose Jam scent that little bit more as I think it’s beautiful. It compliments absolutely everyone no matter the occasion.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 19th of December 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Bubbly Shower Gel from Lush

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When 2016’s Halloween and Christmas line leaked online and I first see Bubbly Shower Gel I honestly thought, ‘ooo a new shower gel,’ then moved on to looking at other things.

If I would have known it was Celebrate scented I’d have literally screamed my house down, I also wouldn’t have completely forgotten about it seconds after seeing it… DOH!

There are a few Lush scent families that I claim are my favourite. It is so hard to choose just one, as there are so many beautiful Lush fragrances on offer however, anything Celebrate scented is always a hit with me.

I have given up hope of ever getting hold of a bottle of Celebrate Shower Gel, I think it is on every Lushies desperately in search of list BUT because of copyright issues that I don’t really understand, it cannot be produced in the UK.

Although the Bubbly shower gel isn’t the same as Celebrate shower gel, it does soften the blow to the Celebrate Shower Gel void that I have in my life. *sigh*

Some argue that this shower gel isn’t quite the same as the other ‘celebrate’ products, I can see what people mean but all in all it is 100% a member of the Celebrate family according to my nose.

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Bubbly Shower Gel is a lot thicker in consistency than I had anticipated. It doesn’t pour out of the bottle it gloops. Its texture reminds me of honey that you get in the squeezy bottles.

I know the word ‘gloop’ isn’t the most inviting for a shower gel, I however really like its gloopy composition. It’s an identical consistency to Lush’s Plum Rain shower gel , thick yet silky smooth.

A little of the Bubbly shower gel goes a very long way and it lathers up effortlessly. As you work it onto your body the scent really hits you.

It’s a delicate fragrance that is very warming and relaxing. In my imagination the scent makes me think of family meal times. Especially those where we are celebrating Christmas, a birthday etc. It’s quite a tangy citrus and it really is such a beautiful scent.
bubbly-extraThe smallest amount of Bubbly shower gel leaves my skin bright, soft and perfectly moisturised.

Although I have several shower gel and cream favourites, I’d go as far as to say that Bubbly is one of the best Lush shower gels that I have ever used.

If I ended up in hell and was only allowed to take one shower gel with me, Bubbly would make it into the shortlist without a doubt.

Its scent stays with me all day. My skin adores it, as does my nose. I have both the liquid and solid versions of Celebrate perfume a dab or a spritz of this intensifies its fragrance yet is still soft enough to not become over powering.

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I will be buying several bottles of this before Christmas has finished and I will miss it in all of the shops and online once it has gone.

I hope they decide to bring it out next year too and maybe some more Celebrate scented products, a return of the Celebrate Body Lotion and First Snow Dusting Powder would go down a treat.

Bubbly really is a beautiful shower gel, so much so that I may even go all out and buy a kg bottle of it!



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Mr Sandman Dusting Powder from Lush

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Mr Sandman Dusting Powder is yet another brand new Twilight scented product that has been welcomed with open arms by the Lush community.

I am a little disappointed that it appears to have replaced my all time favourite festive dusting powder, First Snow. I am however always more than happy to try a new Lush product and even more so when it is Twilight scented!

If you have read any of my previous reviews on the other various Twilight scented products, you’d know that the Twilight bath bomb was the very first bath bomb that I tried from Lush. I of course became bath bomb bonkers on first use and just under four years later, here I still am raving about it.

When I first got into Lush I had no idea that their products even had scent families. I just thought that the Twilight bath bomb was lavender scented. I had no idea of the complexity of ingredients chosen to go into each and every single product that Lush have on offer.

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Mr Sandman’s scent family happens to be one of the biggest sellers for Lush. This is reflected in the huge amount of Twilight scented products that they have created.

This year in particular, Lush have well and truly spoilt the Twilight fans with lots of new, never before released items. We have had the Twilight Shower Jelly in the Lush Kitchen and right now the Twilight and Luxury Lush Pud bath bombs are available to purchase as are the Sleepy body lotion and the Mr Sandman dusting powder. They have even re-released the much loved Twilight shower gel for the festive period in their flagship store in London, Oxford Street.

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I’d say that the majority of newbie Lushies do not have any idea on the amount of products they actually do. When you say ‘Lush Cosmetics,’ the first thing that people say is ‘Oh the bath bomb shop?’ Once you’re hooked on the bath bombs that’s when you begin to explore what other products they have.

Mr Sandman is a dusting powder and is used in the same way as a talcum powder, it is applied all over the body after washing and/or moisturising or for a quick refresh in between.

Its purpose is to absorb your skin’s excess oils while also adding an extra layer of fragrance to your skin. After applying Mr Sandman my skin is not only fragranced with the Twilight scent but is also smooth to the touch. It makes your skin feel silky soft and works wonders in areas of your body that are prone to sometimes get excessively sweaty such as under your boobs. Although it’s not an antiperspirant it does help keep sweat away for a little longer than when you go without.

Some people may be put off by Mr Sandman as it does have a small amount of lustre in. Back when I first got in to Lush I was a lustre sceptic I however now know that it’s really nothing to worry about. It’s the same type of shimmer that you’d find in make up such as a highlighter or bronzer. It adds a slight gleam to your skin and I honestly don’t even notice if a product has it in or not anymore, either way it doesn’t bother me.

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Pairing Mr Sandman up with Lush’s other new Twilight scented product Sleepy Body Lotion is a force to be reckoned with, this simple Lush cocktail aids restful sleep that makes Maleficent’s sleeping curse look weak.

The carefully selected ingredients that lull you into a relaxed state of mind, which in turn aids restful sleep are lavender, chamomile, tonka absolute and ylang ylang. Although I can’t give Mr Sandman or Sleepy all of the credit, every time I have used them both together, I have been able to drop off to sleep much quicker and easier, which is a huge deal for me considering that I had previously struggled to fall asleep full stop.

Over all I am very impressed with the Mr Sandman dusting powder, I was a little shocked at its high price however now I have used it I know it is worth every penny.



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Snowie Bubble Bar from Lush

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Now that winter is in full swing I have to pull my socks up to review all of the new Christmas stock starting with one of my favourites so far, the Snowie bubble bar. I am still not ready for Christmas decorations but Lush Christmas stock is always VERY WELCOME!

Last year’s winter seemed to last forever… I can’t quite believe how fast this one is going.

Halloween has been and gone, October was a blink and you missed it month. Where did all the time go?

When I found out that Lush were bringing out a Frozen scented bubble bar this winter I was so, so excited. Although Snowie is slightly odd looking according to some, I can’t help but love him and on first sight all I wanted to do was grab every single Snowie Bubble Bar, ready to take them home.
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The first time I came across the Lush scent that is Frozen was in the Frozen bath bomb, back then it was a Lush Oxford Street exclusive and I had to ask my friends and  family to post me them by the gallon.

Frozen was for a very long time my favourite Lush scent, it still is one of my favourites I have however collected a few more faves along the way.

The grapefruit and neroli oil used in the Snowie bubble bar work beautifully together. Neroli oil is actually scientifically proven to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, AKA the happy hormone. The bubble bar’s scent is both refreshing and uplifting, paired with a Frozen bath bomb it makes one crazy, good bath cocktail.

Snowie was designed as a tribute to the late David Bowie, even those that aren’t a fan of his can see the link. What an icon he was, every time I see the bubble bar a David Bowie song starts in my head… Which is a nice change from the Frozen bath bomb’s ‘Let it Go!’

The smallest amount of Snowie creates mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles. The water underneath those bubbles isn’t very colourful, it appears quite milky white which isn’t a bad thing at all.

The water becomes so much softer and hydrates my dry, winter-tired skin beautifully.

Sometimes too many bubbles annoy me because of all of the popping going on, I however feel like I can lay back and relax in a Snowie bath, its scent is just so relaxing and lifts bad moods, helping me feel cool, calm and content.

Don’t be put of by its smaller size either. I manage to get 3 very overindulgent, bubble baths out of just the one.

I hope they bring this bubble bar back again next year as I think it’s a wonderful addition to the Frozen scent family, a Frozen shower gel or jelly to pair with it next year would make it even better… HINT, HINT @Lush 😉



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The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar from Lush

I was so excited when I found out that Lush had decided to bring the, The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar back this winter. It took a break in winter 2015 but now it’s back and better than ever!

The Christmas Penguin bubble bar shares its scent with my beloved The Olive Branch Shower Gel, I have yet to review it (sorry I’m so slow) but I have however reviewed the Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar. Pop in the Bath is also lucky enough to share the same delicious scent as The Christmas Penguin.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with Lush scent families I am going to attempt to explain them to you, you ready? good… Lush Cosmetics do so much more than mix random essential oils together. They master scents. Once a scent is mastered over a very long period of time (sometimes years) they create an abundance of products that share that mastered scent. This is where the Lush term ‘scent family’ comes from, if a product shares the same scent as another new or old one, it’s a part of that scent family. The Christmas Penguin bubble bar belongs to the, The Olive Branch family. It’s a little confusing at first as they nearly all have different names so don’t feel bad if you’re still finding your Lush-scent-feet!

The Olive Branch scent is one of my favourites of the Lush scents, it has a soft fruity smell that I can never get enough of. It’s a very delicate scent and I think this is why I was first so very drawn to it.img_9855

I have so many The Olive Branch scented products, in the picture above is a solid perfume of it, a Pop in the Bath bubble bar and of course the, The Christmas Penguin bubble bar.

Just one of the Penguin bubble bars can easily see me through 3 generously bubbled, bubble baths.

If you did want to go all out, half of one would make for a very luxurious bubble bath, sometimes a foam party for one is all you want in life, I won’t judge you for using a tiny bit more to make your bath that little, extra bit special!

As soon as you get into a The Christmas Penguin bubble bath you are submerged in a blanket of silky, soft and delicately scented Sicilian lemon, mandarin and sweet bergamot bubbles.  This mixture of essential oils not only give your mood a cheery citrus boost but also softens your skin.

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Although The Christmas Penguin bubble bar is a Christmas product, I feel the scent is perfect for all seasons and not at all exclusive to the winter and Christmas season. This is shown through out the rest of the year in products that share its scent that are always readily available like the, The Olive Branch Shower Gel. I know Christmas time can be a little daunting for some people including myself, this bubble bar is great in that aspect as it’s not too in-your-face Christmas.

A Christmas Penguin bubble bath soothes, softens and moisturises your skin leaving it silky smooth. Once out of the bath the scent stays with you all day, I find myself not needing to moisturise after using it but if I want its delicious scent to have that little bit more throw, putting a dab of my The Olive Branch perfume on with a quick application of the, The Olive Branch body lotion helps a great deal.

I love how cheery the scent makes me feel and although it’s not my all-time favourite Lush scent it definitely makes it into my top 5. Why they didn’t have this as a bubble bar last year totally blows my mind, it is unquestionably one of my favourite products from Lush’s 2016 winter collection.



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