American Cream Shower Gel from Lush

American Cream Shower Gel

The American Cream Shower Gel first became available as a limited edition, Lush Kitchen exclusive last year (2018).

I’m not a huge fan of the American Cream scent, I have tried the hair conditioner equivalent but it isn’t suited to my hair as it’s quite a heavy product. Apart from the conditioner I hadn’t really ever used anything else from its scent family until I got this shower gel.

Being honest as always, the  American Cream scent has always reminded me of one of those car-air-fresheners making it a fragrance that hasn’t ever really appealed to me. I decided to however give the American Cream shower gel a go as it’s ridiculously popular within the Lush community.

While I still believe that the American Cream scent is one of Lush’s most overrated scent families it isn’t unpleasant. As I said earlier, the American Cream scent is hugely popular within the Lush community and the shower gel went down a storm when it was first released by the Lush Kitchen in 2018. It was so well received by the community that Lush decided to bring it back as a part of their 2019 Valentine’s Day line.

The American Cream shower gel is a dusty shade of pink and as shower gels go is actually the perfect consistency, not to thick and not too thin. Containing vanilla, lavender and fresh strawberry juice American Cream has a gentle, fruity-fresh fragrance, many describe it as smelling just like fresh strawberries and cream. I can see what they mean but to me it’s still smells a little too artificial for my liking.

As I said above, I actually really like the consistency of the American Cream shower gel, it takes a little longer than I’m used to, to work up a good lather but once it gets going it’s an excellent shower gel. A little goes quite a long way and it leaves my skin clean, smooth and hydrated too.

At the time of writing this review the American Cream scent still isn’t a favourite of mine BUT it’s a light enough fragrance for me to use every now and again. That’s not to say that one day I could have a complete change of heart; Before now many Lush scents have grown on me overtime. The, The Comforter shower creams scent being one of them!

Although I wouldn’t personally go out of my way to get another bottle of the American Cream shower gel I can appreciate why it is so popular.

Now that the Mother’s Day and Easter 2019 ranges have been released I wanted to mention how disappointed I am to not see any other shower gels in either line. Not great if you’re on the fence about American Cream shower gel like me, I’d have loved a couple more shower gels to choose from.



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Adam’s Apple Mouthwash Tabs from Lush

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The Mouthwash tabs are still relatively new to Lush, they first made an appearance back in August 2016 and came in 3 different flavours.

For a long time the 3 original flavours were the only ones available but fast forward to now and several other mouthwash tabs have been created and some of them released. Sticking with their fruity theme, this years Valentine’s range included a brand new flavour of mouthwash tabs, Adam’s Apple.

When I first heard of the Adam’s Apple Mouthwash Tabs I couldn’t help but wonder if its flavour and scent would be just like the fragrance of one of my all time favourite products the So White bath bomb. Although I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t the case Adam’s Apple did still have a very pleasant scent.

Directions on how to use a Lush mouthwash tab are as follows; ‘After brushing your teeth, pop one tab into the mouth and take a sip of water to start the fizz. Nibble and swish before spitting out. They can also be used throughout the day whenever you fancy a bit of oral refreshment.’

All you need is one tab and a small swig of water to aid you in the quest of quick and easy oral refreshment. Freshening ones breath in-between morning and nightly brushing, has never been so easy. – I’d like to report that Adam’s Apple’s flavour was just as pleasant as its scent. There is something about its scents wetness that reminds me ever so slightly of the Once Upon A Time body lotion.

For me it tastes like super ripe, lemony, fresh and juicy pear; It actually contains spearmint, Sicilian lemon and lime oil too. Although in taste I cannot detect the spearmint I do pick it up in its scent somewhat. When I made my mum sniff it to help me describe it she however said that all she could smell was the spearmint… 🤷🏼‍♀️

It took me a little while to get my head around an oral product not being just minty as most toothpastes and mouthwashes available from companies such as Oral B or Colgate are either peppermint or spearmint only. I however warmed to Adam’s Apple after a few uses and it left my mouth fruity fresh.

While Adam’s Apple is not my favourite of the Lush mouthwash tabs flavour wise, they do, do a really good job at refreshing your mouth. It’s nice to have something so different from the masses on offer.

I can’t wait for Lush to release even more mouthwash tabs. There were several at the 2018 showcase on display (but not available to purchase) that I’d really like to get my hands on in the not so distant future!



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Open Your Heart Bubble Bra from Lush

Open Your Heart Bubble BraBack in 2017 Lush released the Golden Pear soap as a part of their Winter line. Ever since the Golden Pear soaps release the Lush community have gone wild for its scent, due to its popularity  Lush have gone on to create several more products that share its scent.

Lush’s 2019 Valentine’s Day line features the Golden Pear scented Open Your Heart Bubble Bra. No, that isn’t a typo… it really is called the Open Your Heart bubble bra!

Inspired by Madonna’s pointed 80’s bra this bubble ‘bar’ screams to be bought, if you’re looking for a bubble bar with a unique selling point then a bubble ‘bra’ comes top of the list for sure…

Just like the Love Token reusable bubble bar which is also a part of 2019’s Valentine’s Day line, Open Your Heart is covered in gold shimmer, underneath its sparkly coating is yellowy-orange bubble bar. Designed in the same way as the Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon, 2 edges are sandwiched together. These edges obviously being the cups of Madonna’s iconic and very peculiar shaped bra.

Lush instruct you to use one half or both pieces of bubble bar to ensure you have a ‘Valentine’s bath you won’t forget in a hurry’. I personally used the whole thing together. Usually I’d try and spread a bubble bar over at least 2 baths but with Open Your Heart being quite small I found it was best for me to use it all at once.

I found that using just one half of it didn’t leave me with very many bubbles at all. It does however depend on your baths water pressure though, by all means if you get enough bubbles with half then only use half, it’s all down to personal preference really.

The Open Your Heart bubble bar has a somewhat sour-pear fragrance, it’s not quite as strong as its soap equivalent but is close enough for me to consider both products as in the same scent family. It’s a scent that reminds me of cooked pears, slowly baked in a pie smothered in sugar; Delicious!

Although it’s not a scent I go mad for personally, I can see why so many people do like it so very much.

Placed under the tap, the Open Up Your Heart bubble bar fills your bath up with a shimmery golden-yellow water. Although it did create a lot of bubbles, they didn’t stay around for very long, completely disappearing long before I’d finished my bath. This is however a common occurrence with Lush’s bubbleroon bubble bars because of their buttery centre.

What bubbleroons such as Open Your Heart lack in bubble-longevity they well make up for with how silky-soft they turn your bath water. My skin felt amazing once I had left the bath, not only was my skin lightly fragranced with the scent of Open Your Heart but it also felt refreshed, silky smooth and perfectly hydrated too.

Overall I did enjoy using the Open Your Heart bubble bar, it’s not my favourite of the 2019 Valentine’s line and I feel it would have been better in a different colour, (we already had a gold sparkly bubble bar in this years collection with Love Token) but I did enjoy its ingredients and how relaxed it left me.



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Love Token Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

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The first thing I noticed and admired about the Love Token Reusable Bubble Bar was that it’s not an in your face Valentine’s Day product. Even though I am happily married I’m not a huge fan of the day. My birthday falls on the week before Valentine’s so my husband and I don’t really celebrate it.

The only reason I even mention the ‘V’ word is because of Lush. It’s always so exciting to be introduced to a fresh line of products just after the new year, it’s when we’re all feeling the post Christmas blues and need some cheering up.

Love Token is a reusable bubble bar designed in the shape of a giant, shimmering-gold coin with the phrase, ‘Thank You’ engraved on its front. It’s the perfect gift for anyone you’d like to say thank you to, be that for your valentine (thank you for being my husband Joe) or maybe even giving it just as a ‘token’ of your appreciation to a great friend. It is the season of love, why not let everyone know they are loved and appreciated, whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not?

The Love Token shares its scent with the Gingerbread Man sparkle jar, if you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll know I always favour the spicier products as I suffer with chronic pain. Love Token contains ginger and clove bud oil, both of those ingredients are great at relaxing and soothing aching joints and tense muscles.

In use, the spiciness of the Love Token creates a warming action on your skin, this warming action helps stimulate your blood circulation and it really does take the edge off of my pain while I’m laying in its waters, especially on my lower back, hips and shoulders.

Love Token is therefore such a luxury for me. I wish Lush did more products like this, I was very sad that the, The Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bar didn’t return for the Christmas just gone, that was hands down my favourite of the spicy bubble bars.

Decorated with golden lustre, the Love Token has a sparkly layer similar to the Star Light Star Bright bath melt. Obviously something this shimmery isn’t for everyone but in my personal opinion (and this is after being exposed to Lush’s lustre more times than I care to remember) is that you don’t have to be scared of it.

I used to be terrified of the glittery products that graced Lush’s shelves but after giving just one of them a go (accidentally might I add) I found out that they’re actually very enjoyable products. I’d envisioned death by glitter just like everyone else does when they first see sparkly Lush BUT after using the shimmery products such as Love Token, I’m still here and now believe the more glitter, the better!

A LOT of people who don’t bother to look up the ingredients of a sparkly Lush product go into a huge rant about how ‘Lush don’t really care about the planet’, otherwise they ‘wouldn’t be using micro plastics and plastic glitters in their products;’ LUSH DO NOT USE MICRO PLASTICS OR PLASTIC GLITTER. The golden lustre is in fact made with mica, seaweed and starch!

With Lush’s reusable bubble bars I find that the majority of them just aren’t as colourful or vibrant in use as the ordinary bubble bars are. This goes for the amount of bubbles you get out of a reusable bubble bar too. Lush have however upped their game when it comes to reusable bubble bars most recently, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles being a perfect example of reusable bubble bars that are just as vibrant and bubble inducing as their ordinary counterparts.

Unfortunately I was a little disappointed with the amount of bubbles Love Token created. As soon as you put Love Token under the running tap the golden lustre spills off of it,  spreading across your bath water sparkling like a clear nights sky. Underneath the layer of lustre is a beautifully bright yellow bubble bar. I got 2 baths out of the one Love Token. I would have liked to have seen more bubbles but I really did enjoy using it none the less.

It left my skin soft and hydrated and worked a treat on my aching muscles. I think it’s great that Lush have released another spicy product this time of year, normally they only release products like this at Christmas but Winter is still with us come January the 1st and I’m glad Lush have addressed that. It’s made my least favourite season of the year that little bit more bearable.


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Peachy Bath Bomb from Lush

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2019’s Valentine’s Day range has been released and the Lush community couldn’t be more excited. The Peachy Bath Bomb is brand new this year and has caused quite a stir. Especially when placed next to the other brand new Valentines product the Aubergine bath bomb… Cheeky!

When I first had the Peachy bath bomb in my hand I was surprised at how big it was, for some reason I had envisioned that it would be much smaller. I can confirm that it’s more or less the average bath bomb size, much closer to the size of the Twilight bath bomb than to the Butterball one.

Peachy contains as its name would suggest, bundles of sweet, skin-softening, fresh peach juice. Alongside the peach juice, Peachy also includes grapefruit, davana, elemi and tagetes oils. The grapefruit, davana, elemi and tagetes oil  make a very unique and awakening blend.

Peachy’s scent is delicate but uplifting, zesty and wonderfully refreshing. In ways it is very similar to the scent found in the Never Mind the Ballistics bath bomb, it however isn’t quite the same; Peachy’s scent is definitely not as citrus-orientated and sharp, The Peachy bath bomb also has a whole other layer of muskiness to it too, its scent is gentle as opposed to Never Mind the Ballistics scent being somewhat overwhelming.

Every time I look at the Peachy bath bomb I feel a little overwhelmed because of how pretty it is. The attention to detail in Peachy’s design hasn’t gone unnoticed by me, Lush have produced a long list of beautiful bath bombs prior to this one but Peachy bath bomb is special, it really does live up to its own hype as ‘peach perfect’.

I love how its peach colour isn’t all one shade of peach either. Although it’s clear to see that Peachy isn’t a real peach, the variation of its colour just adds to its charm, its detailing is so exquisite and it doesn’t look as if it was hand made at all.

As soon as the Peachy bath bomb hits the water there is a small explosion of foam, a small amount of green fizzes away from the bath bombs top as pinky-orange bubbles spill out from the rest of it.

Slowly it begins to spin, dancing around your bath water leaving pink swirls of colour as it goes. Another thing that surprised me with the Peachy bath bomb is that it was a really slow fizzer. I always love the slow fizzers, the pretty patterns they create in the bath seem to never end.

Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with peach coloured bath water. After I got out of the bath my skin felt fabulous, it was silky smooth to the touch and looked and felt as hydrated as if I’d just used a body lotion.

The scent remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too. Overall I am very impressed with the Peachy bath bomb, it has a beautiful and somewhat intricate design, the peachiest of scents and creates the prettiest bath art. I ordered several more straight after using one, I now can’t imagine a Lush Valentine’s Day line without it!


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Eve’s Cherry Lip Scrub from Lush

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2019’s Valentine’s Day range has landed at Lush and what an amazing line up of products it has! It’s by far the best Valentine’s Day line to date. I hope that this is a sign of things to come through out this year and that Lush have started 2019 as they mean to go on.

 Eve’s Cherry Lip Scrub is the first of this years brand new products that I am going to review. The main ingredient in Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a basic and natural formula can do such a good job. I use lip scrubs every other day so I am always very happy when Lush releases brand new ones for me to try.

Lush’s lip scrubs are ridiculously underrated. Using them requires the minimum of effort and they cover everything your lips need to always look and feel their best. They are the perfect product to exfoliate dry or chapped lips while also softening and hydrating them too. Exfoliating your lips has so many benefits, it improves the texture of your lips and lifts any build up of dead skin that may still be hanging around. I never put a lipstick on unless I have used a Lush lip scrub first.

Ingredients wise the Eve’s Cherry lip scrub just like the Cranberry Fizz lip scrub, has a little more to offer. Before Eve’s Cherry and Cranberry Fizz most Lush lip scrubs had very few ingredients in, for example the Bubblegum lip scrub only has caster sugar and jojoba oil in.

Along side the caster sugar, Eve’s Cherry also contains the following oils; jojoba, cherry kernel, buchu and lime to name just a few. I can’t get over the scent of Eve’s Cherry lip scrub, it’s beautiful. As soon as I take its lid off I am greeted with a mouthwatering fragrance of sweet cherries. It takes me right back to being at school eating Cherry Drop sweets all day long.

I thought all Lush lip scrubs were great at balancing both the tasks of exfoliation and hydration of the lips BUT alongside Cranberry Fizz, Eve’s Cherry is absolutely incredible at it. I think Eve’s Cherry is now my favourite Lush lip scrub to date. Sorry Cranberry Fizz. I know I said that about you only last month but Eve’s Cherry has stolen your short-lived-title of my favourite lip scrub of all time.

As well as smelling incredible Eve’s Cherry also tastes delicious too. I just can’t get enough of it. Lush lip scrubs are obviously not meant to be eaten but if a bit of it does end up in your mouth in the process of scrubbing your lips with it, don’t worry, you’re not going to die.

There’s not much more I can say about a lip scrub (even one as good as Eve’s Cherry.) As lip scrubs go, Eve’s Cherry does exactly what it’s supposed to do and does it very well too!


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Avocado Wash Shower Gel from Lush

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As soon as I heard that the Avocado Wash Shower Gel was a part of this years Lush Valentine’s Day range I ordered the biggest bottle available. I hate to give the game away so early on in a review but this shower gel is quite simply, gorgeous! When the shower gel first came out as a Kitchen exclusive last year (2018) I only ordered one bottle and after first use I instantly regretted not ordering several more.

I left my one and only bottle of Avocado Wash shower gel on my bathroom shelf; BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER. The second time I grabbed it ready to use I was horrified to discover that the shower gel bottle was half empty. I had only used it once so knew exactly who to blame for its sudden and rapid disappearance – my husband. He is a glass half full kind of person whereas I am a glass half empty one.

I was not impressed. Luckily a few days later more of the shower gels became available on the Lush website, my husband ordered 3 more bottles to say sorry for being so selfish and greedy. I forgave him but am still a little bit mad that he’d used up half of a bottle over just 3 showers, it’s such a waste of product. I’m known to over indulge with Lush but my husband took it to the next level!

I want to warn everyone about this shower gels addictiveness, a little of this shower gel does in fact go a very long way and there really is no reason other than being driven completely crazy by its irresistible scent, to use as much as my husband did in such a short space of time.

The Avocado Wash shower gel shares its scent with the Avocado Co-Wash shampoo and conditioner. Its scent has always been one that I have liked but unfortunately the shampoo and conditioner doesn’t suit my hair so I only ever tried it the one time. I was therefore over the moon at the prospect of a shower gel equivalent.

The Avocado Wash shower gel contains copious amounts of fresh avocado, uplifting bergamot, refreshing litsea cubeba and the comforting olibanum oil too. It’s the perfect blend of ingredients if you’re running a little low on energy or sass, there is just something so rejuvenating about it. Its scent is one of the most refreshing and awakening fruity scents Lush have made and I’m so excited that they’ve recently released several more Avocado Wash scented products that I will be reviewing very soon.

Consistency wise the Avocado Wash shower gel is a little runny but this isn’t a negative aspect at all, I actually prefer the runnier shower gels in comparison to the thicker ones. As I mentioned earlier, a little of this shower gel does go a very long way. This makes it excellent value for money (unless you live with my husband of course).

The one thing I do recommend that you do before using the Avocado Wash shower gel is giving it a good shake, like the, The Olive Branch shower gel its ingredients separate when left for too long. This is completely normal but is often mistaken as a sign of the product being out of date. In fact Avocado Wash shower gel is self-preserving so quite the opposite!

I find Avocado Wash shower gel incredibly hydrating, it leaves my skin silky smooth, bright and revitalised. Its scent can also be smelt on my skin long after using it which is a huge plus for me. It would have been a crime to leave this shower gel as only a Lush Kitchen exclusive, I’m so glad that it’s become available again even if it is only for  Valentine’s.



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