Chamomile Lawn Soap from Lush

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The Chamomile Lawn Soap from Lush is 1 of 4, 3D printed soaps that were in the Mother’s Day 2018 collection. One reason it has taken me so long to get to the point of reviewing each of these soaps are because of how pretty they are. I simply just didn’t want to rub away at their beautiful and intricate designs. Never-the-less soap is meant to be used and eventually I got around to giving them a go.

The Chamomile Lawn soap has 3 perfect chamomile flowers etched into it. Each soap is a bold, grassy green colour and packed full of calming ingredients making it the perfect soap to use after a long, hard day. Containing lavender, chamomile and neroli, Chamomile Lawn helps you wind down, relax and sets you up for a restful evening and hopefully good night’s sleep.

Scent wise the Chamomile Lawn soap’s most noticeable ingredient has to be the neroli oil. With Chamomile Lawn containing both lavender and neroli oil it is easily mistaken as sharing its scent with the Unicorn Horn bubble bar. Both are indeed very similar, the Chamomile Lawn soaps inclusion of chamomile oil however gives the soap a much stronger more rounded scent than the Unicorn Horn, it’s an almost earthy scent in ways.

The unique shape of the 4 Mother’s Day, 3D printed soaps not only makes them easy to display but also helps when it comes down to gripping them during use. I was worried that its size would cause me to have problems keeping a hold of it in use, this however wasn’t at all a problem.

Normally I would rarely use a bar of soap for anything more than just washing my hands. I however found that Chamomile Lawn lathered up easily and had a really creamy consistency so I decided to use it in the shower. A little of Chamomile Lawn also appears to go a long way, this unfortunately wasn’t the case for all of the Mother’s Day 3D soaps, we will however save that for their own review!

Although I didn’t find using Chamomile Lawn in the shower a particularly moisturising experience, my skin did feel well cleansed and soothed after use. A quick splash of Lush’s Dream Cream once I was out of the shower, helped hydrate my skin where the Chamomile Lawn soap had left me needing a hydration boost. I like to pair Chamomile Lawn with the Dream Cream body lotion as their scents are fairly similar. Overall I really enjoyed this Mother’s Day soap, it’s as good in use as it is beautiful.



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Cherryish Body Scrub from Lush

Cherryish Body Scrub

The Cherryish Body Scrub is a brand new Lush product from the 2018 Valentine’s range. Although it has been labeled up as a body scrub, it is in fact the perfect mix of both a body scrub and a moisturising body butter. It does a brilliant job at both hydrating and exfoliating your skin ALL at the same time. Containing a long list of skin loving ingredients, Cherryish has gone down a storm within the Lush Community.

Last year Lush released a similar product to Cherryish called the Scrubee body butter. Scrubee was a hugely successful product, I can see exactly why Lush decided to create more just like it.

I admit that when I first see the Cherryish I wasn’t sure on it but once I had tried it, I knew it was going to be yet another best seller. Currently there is a rumour bouncing around that the Cherryish body scrub won’t be retiring once the Valentine period ends, instead it will stay on as a permanent product just as Scrubee did last year. I have my fingers crossed that it does stay!

Cherryish is jam packed full of skin soothingly fabulous ingredients. When I say jam packed I really do mean jam packed. it’s hard to believe that so many ingredients are in this gorgeous body scrub. The main ingredient is the fair trade cocoa butter and alongside that, Cherryish also includes, almond oil, coconut oil, fresh apple pulp, vegan white chocolate, sea salt, dried cherries and ground cherry stones too. It really is a ‘chocolate and cherry delight’, the cocoa butter soothes the skin while the ground cherry stones exfoliate the skin.

I love how gentle Cherryish is on your skin, its level of gentleness doesn’t compromise on how well it scrubs and buffs your skin either. This is a huge bonus for those, like me, who have sensitive skin. Every ingredient that is in Cherryish has been chosen for a reason and this shows during use.

Cherryish fits into your hand perfectly, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it got to work too. With minimum effort I was moisturising and exfoliating my skin in no time at all. I didn’t have to lather it up, it just started working as soon as I started to rub it onto my wet skin.

I wasn’t sure if I’d like Cherryish at first purely because it was a ‘cherry’ product, I’m not a huge fan of cherries but the Cherryish body scrub has changed my perspective. (That and the cherry drop sweets!). I have never got on with any other cherry based Lush product so Cherryish was a more than welcome surprise. I would go as far as to say that I like the Cherryish body scrub much more than I do the Scrubee body butter. This, I did not expect at all.

My most favourite thing about Cherryish is that it isn’t anywhere near as greasy as other body scrubs and butters that I have used before now. Cherryish soaks in to your skin very quickly while also keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy, hydrated and not at all clammy. Clean up after using Cherryish is also effortless. A quick rinse and all of the debris (not that you get much) rinses away.

After use, my skin looked and felt velvet like and did so for the next 3 to 4 days. Cherryish has a soft cherry fragrance, with a hint of sugar sweetness which I am guessing is the white chocolate. The chocolate element of it wasn’t at all apparent to me until I started using it, wow is the first word that sprang to my mind. Its scent is subtle but lasts, I could still identify it on my skin the next day which is rare for a Lush product that has such a gentle scent. I totally recommend Cherryish, for newbie Lushies or long-time Lushies, it’s sure to impress everyone!



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Why I will never book a holiday as a wheelchair user with TUI ever again

This isn’t my normal type of post but I thought I needed to make the experience I had as a disabled person while travelling with TUI public knowledge. At the time of writing this post I have over 100,000 individual visitor counts on this blog, furthermore I have decided to use this platform to reach out to TUI for some answers.

I have worked very hard on building up this blog over several years and I’ve never used it for something like this before but I don’t know what else I can do. I’m sorry this isn’t a Lush review, that’s what you guys follow me for in the first place but I needed to do this post on here and I’d really appreciate my readers forgiveness on writing and posting this ‘non Lush’ post.

After getting nowhere with TUI via email, telephone or from going back into the store that we booked our holiday in, I have been left with no choice other than to do this. If doing this stops just one other disabled customer from going through the awful experience that I did in the care of TUI then the tears, stress and the time writing all of this will be more than worth it.

TUI refuse to reply to me on all platforms of social media now, I figure it’s because they hope I will just go away. I will not go away. All I want is an explanation, some acknowledgement that they made a huge mistake and a proper and sincere apology. Not only for the awful treatment I got from TUI while on my honeymoon but also for lying to me about their investigations into the incident and the treatment I have received thereafter.

I will try and keep this post brief but I have been battling to get some form of acknowledgement from TUI for over 4 months now and unfortunately their poor level of customer service gets more and more ludicrous as the weeks go by.

I booked my honeymoon in a TUI store, I went in, in my wheelchair to book it and I paid it in full on the same day. I even paid extra on my holiday insurance through them, with a list of all of my medical conditions. The lady who booked us in was really helpful, she made sure the hotel was wheelchair friendly and told me about TUI’s taxi transfer scheme for their disabled customers.

I had to take a form into my doctors surgery where my GP had to confirm in writing on it that I couldn’t get on a TUI coach that wasn’t wheelchair accessible. Once I had provided TUI with this evidence then they would pay and sort me a taxi transfer on both the arrival and departure of our trip.

I thought this was a bit over excessive, I asked if my blue badge would not be evidence enough, TUI said no. I then went to my doctors to enquire about getting this document sorted. There was a charge for the completion of this form (even though TUI said it would be free).

I feel that the GP charging for this document is perfectly understandable though, GP’s have much more important things to be doing with their already precious and over stretched time.

I got my GP to fill out the form and I handed it in to my local TUI store the same day. I was told that the taxi’s would now be organised by TUI’s welfare team and that I had nothing else to worry about.

We had an amazing honeymoon, the journey there was a little stressful but it always is travelling in the wheelchair. At either of the airports there wasn’t a high level of assistance like we had been promised but we managed.

Once we got off of the plane at our holiday destination we were given the appropriate taxi documents and got taken via a taxi to our hotel straight away. It was our journey home where it all went wrong.

We asked 2 different TUI reps during our honeymoon if we needed to do anything in regards to our taxi transfer on the day we flew home. We said that on the way here the TUI rep at the airport gave us a form to give to the taxi driver, we asked if we needed one for the return journey. We were told there was no need for a form because our names were on the taxi list and that everything was sorted.

On our last day we sat and waited for the taxi to come. It didn’t. No one in the hotel could help (you know what hotels are like once you’ve checked out) and there wasn’t any TUI reps there to go to for help either. There was no sign of a taxi and it was getting closer and closer to our flight time.

A TUI coach turned up for the passengers that were on the same flight as us. We was supposed to leave in the taxi before them so at this point panic had well and truly struck.

The TUI coach driver was carrying a list, on it was a list of his passengers names, he was doing a headcount over and over, he had 2 missing passengers. My husband ran straight up to him as he was the first and only TUI contact we had seen anywhere near our hotel that evening.

Low and behold, we were the 2 missing passengers, our names were there on his list. We were booked to go back to the airport on the coach and not in a taxi. The TUI coach driver said that he had to leave with or without us. Seeing as I couldn’t get on the coach we said he could go. He then left and by this point I was sobbing.

Hysterical, I demanded that the hotel manager helped us, that if he didn’t we were going to miss our flight. To cut the story short, the hotel sorted us out with a taxi in the end, we were however running dangerously late by the time it had been ‘sorted’.

We got in to the taxi and then had to argue with the driver that our journey had already been paid for by TUI, (with a language barrier this wasn’t easy) but in the end the taxi driver understood and took us to the airport with no charge to us. He was so kind to do that as TUI clearly hadn’t paid for, or ordered the taxi as promised.

We made it onto the plane within seconds of the gates closing, by this point we were shattered and so traumatised that we joked we needed another holiday.

When we got home we went in to our local store to find out what had gone wrong. The TUI shop staff told us to email in via the TUI website so we did.

We finally got a response after chasing it several times, they said they had investigated our complaint and that they had concluded that it was the taxi firms fault. They also added that as the taxi firm were a third party company they weren’t responsible for the taxi firms actions.

We immediately emailed them back to say that this couldn’t be the case as our names were on the TUI coach drivers list, TUI then took another month to respond back to this email. They still didn’t accept any liability for our ordeal and avoided answering the question as to why we were on the coach drivers list.

TUI’s response basically said that different customers have different levels of expectations and that they can’t please them all. This was the last we have heard from them in writing.

My husband did however receive a call from TUI’s ‘executive team’ at the back end of last year, he was unfortunately at work and missed the phone call. He called back and the lady who took the call said she’d pass on the message and get someone to call us back. This was back in November/early December and we haven’t heard anything since that last call.

I am disgusted with how TUI have treated my husband and I, the holiday was not a cheap one. Travelling in a wheelchair is not easy and the stress of the whole situation made me very ill. We went above and beyond to ensure the journey was straight forward but TUI failed us to the highest degree.

If it wasn’t for the kind taxi driver we would have missed our flight. I am outraged that TUI passed the blame on to the taxi firm, especially as it was the taxi firm who sorted and dealt with TUI’s incompetence off of their own back for us.

I urge anyone who uses a wheelchair who is thinking of using TUI to travel with to avoid doing so.

I have received such a high level of disrespect from TUI, we were thrown into a very inappropriate situation after paying a huge amount of money. TUI’s lack of any type of compassion or a true and thorough investigation as to why this even happened speaks volumes about the company itself.

I will never, ever be travelling with TUI again.

Love Body Spray from Lush

Love Body Spray

Seeing as the season of love is hurtling towards us at a thousand miles per hour I thought it would be a good idea to complete and publish my review on the Love Body Spray. At the Lush Summit back in February 2017 Lush revealed several brand new body sprays. Some were available to buy whilst others were prototypes that weren’t quite ready for release. The Love body spray shares its scent with the perfume of the same name, the Love Apple bubble bar and one of my all time favourite bath bombs, the Fizzbanger.

Love body spray is rich with lemongrass and bergamot oil making it the perfect product to help lift your mood and start your day the right way.

To use all you have to do is squirt the Love body spray over your body or clothes. Just 1 or 2 squirts is all you need, I’m amazed that such a small amount leaves you smelling absolutely gorgeous all day long. I can understand why so many people like the body sprays more than the perfumes. They have the same level of strength (scent-wise) and you get so much more for your money.

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The Love body sprays fragrance is quite a strong one. It however quickly settles to a much more gentle, sweet yet spicy, musky scent. When I smell it, all I can think of is hot apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, the lemongrass and bergamot are also noticeable giving the spray an extra layer of fruitiness. It is one of Lush’s warmest yet super refreshing scents and one I can never resist.

As I said above, only one or two spritz of the Love body spray is needed to get the most out of it, its scent really does stay with you for the whole day too. The fact you need to use so little of it also means it never seems to run out. I use my body sprays daily and have had Love for almost a year now and it’s still going strong.

I honestly don’t know why Lush didn’t create more body sprays long before now as they really are such wonderful products. They are cost effective and have such an amazing scent throw. The fact they help long term lushie’s reunite with a golden-oldie-scent from Lush’s past makes it even better. Even the newbie lushies can appreciate the body sprays, discovering scents they never had the chance to try makes exploring Lush’s products even more fun and worthwhile!



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Twilight Body Spray from Lush

Twilight Body SprayAt the Lush Summit back in February 2017 Lush revealed several brand new body sprays. Some were available to buy whilst others were prototypes that weren’t quite ready for release. Today I am reviewing the Twilight Body Spray, it shares its scent with Lush’s Sleepy body lotionLuxury Lush Pud bath bomb, Mr Sandman dusting powder and most obviously the shed load of other products that go by the same name.

Twilight body spray is rich with lavender and tonka-absolute making it the perfect product to help you relax and unwind. Be that at the end of a long, hard day or first thing in the morning to help yourself remain cool, calm and collected for the day ahead.

To use all you have to do is squirt the Twilight body spray over your body or clothes. Just 1 or 2 squirts is all you need, I’m amazed that such a small amount leaves you smelling absolutely gorgeous all day long. I can understand why so many people like the body sprays more than the perfumes. They have the same level of strength (scent-wise) and you get so much more for your money.

The Twilight body sprays fragrance is fairly gentle and not too in your face. It has a very soft-lavender tone to it, mixed in with the lavender is also a dash of tonka absolute. The inclusion of tonka adds a sweet and almost musky layer to its scent, it’s one of the most soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrances that Lush have created to date.

I use the Twilight body spray 3 maybe 4 times a week and have been doing so since march/april this year and it’s still going strong. As I said above, only one or two spritz of the Twilight body spray is needed to get the most out of it and its scent really does stay with you for the whole day.

I have promised myself that I will buy another bottle just before my current one is finished, that way I’ll never be without… I honestly don’t know why Lush didn’t create body sprays long before now as they really are such wonderful products. The Twilight body spray is cost effective, smells exactly the same as the much loved Twilight bath bomb and has lasted me so much longer than any other Lush product ever has before. Without a doubt the Twilight body spray is in my opinion the best body spray I’ve ever owned.



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Twilight Sparkle Jar from Lush

Twilight Sparkle Jar

Unless you have been hiding under a rock you’ve probably heard the word ‘naked’ being thrown around in the Lush community quite a bit. Apart from briefly mentioning it in a naked lip scrub review, I haven’t really addressed what the word actually means in the Lush world. I promise to delve further into the whole naked-product thing closer to Christmas… Today I am reviewing another of Lush’s new, ‘naked’ products the Twilight Sparkle Jar.

The sparkle jars are hollow massage bars that have dusting powder in. Last year Lush released their very first Twilight scented dusting powder called Mr Sandman, it flew off the shelves. This year Lush have however shaken things up by getting rid of the plastic bottle that held the dusting powders, Lush have replaced the plastic bottle with a massage-bar dusting powder-shaker instead.

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The sparkle jars are designed to be used as you would a salt and pepper pot, each of the sparkle jars have 2 sealed holes in, the idea behind it is that you poke the holes through once the product is with you and ready to use.

The Twilight sparkle jar contains the best selling Mr Sandman dusting powder, once you have pierced both holes it is ready to use, to use it I gently rub the massage-bar-jar on where I am going to put the dust, obviously you have to keep the jar a certain way up so that you don’t lose any of the powder. This makes things a little difficult but not enough to make me dislike the product. After Lush discontinued so many of the Lush massage bars earlier this year I was more than pleased to see that the Twilight sparkle jar could also be used as a massage bar.

The Twilight sparkle jar isn’t quite as soft as an actual Lush massage bar though, it is far more robust and doesn’t melt nearly as quickly in your hands. This is a quality I like as this is what makes it possible to be both a massage bar and a dust jar. Once you have finished rubbing the massage bar in you just sprinkle the powder out of it, lightly dusting your skin.

Using it as a massage bar before applying the dust leaves you with a subtle sparkly sheen it also adds an extra layer of fragrance to your skin. After applying it 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. Overall I am really impressed with this new Lush invention and can’t wait to see if Lush will bring out a few more in the not so distant future!



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Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub from Lush

Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub

One of the very first products that I ever got from Lush was a pot of lip scrub, from the very first use I was hooked. Previous to this I had never used an exfoliator for my lips that worked better. I now only use Lush lip scrubs. Before the release of the Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub, Lush’s lip scrubs had always been sold in a glass 25g pot. Lush are however striving to change the cosmetic industry by creating packageless ‘naked’ products. Enter Lush’s NEW naked lip scrubs.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. I was blown away that a product with such a basic ingredient list worked so much better than any other expensive exfoliators that I had tried and hated. Caster sugar is the perfect ingredient for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Making a naked and solid version of their much loved potted lip scrubs is quite literally the best idea Lush have ever had.

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The potted lip scrubs work like a dream but since trying the naked versions I doubt i’ll be buying the potted versions ever again. Lush have managed to improve what I already deemed as perfect, I honestly raved about the potted lip scrubs but they are nothing compared to the new naked versions. Black Rose is from the Yummy Yummy Yummy scent family and therefore shares its scent with the much loved Roller bath bomb. It has a beautiful and light fruity scent and one that I don’t mind using on my lips at all.

The difference between the naked and potted lip scrubs apart from the obvious is that the naked lip scrubs are solid, when I have been asked to describe how the new naked lip scrub feels I always compare it to a sugar cube.

With the lip scrub being solid you can apply so much more pressure on your lips during application, it makes buffing away the dry bits of skin so much easier than it was before. If you have long nails like me then you’ll be pleased to know that there is also no more trouble fishing the product out of the pot. In the photo above I have already used the lip scrub 6 times. A little goes more than a long way and it works quickly and with minimum effort.

All you have to do is rub it on your lips in a similar way you would put lipstick on. Once you feel satisfied you then just wipe the sugar away to reveal smooth and lovely looking lips, some even just lick it off! it’s perfectly safe to do so too.

Another thing I noticed is how moisturising the Black Rose lip scrub was I wasn’t expecting that at all, especially considering that it’s a solid product. I am over the moon with the Black Rose naked lip scrub, I don’t think I have ever been more satisfied in a product before. I am so excited to try and review the others too.



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