Lover Lamp Bath Bomb from Lush

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Last year (2016) Lush’s Valentine’s line was packed full of the most amazing, lovey-dovey products.

The first one that caught my attention was the Lover Lamp Bath Bomb. I’m always honest in my reviews and I will admit that in comparison to the wonderfully coloured bath bombs that we had been spoilt with throughout the Winter range, it does appear to be rather dull.

The name Lover Lamp however had me intrigued. That and the fact that you should never judge a bath bomb without using it first. Lush products have an awful habit of doing the complete opposite of what you are expecting…

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Lover Lamp has a very similar name to the newly reformulated and re released bath bomb the Lava Lamp.

When Lover Lamp first went up for sale (January 2016) the Lava Lamp bath bomb was still at the time a recalled product. (It’s a long story that I’ve written about in its review.)

As the Lava Lamp bath bomb had at the time been banished into the recalled Lush cupboard, many people just presumed that the Lover Lamp was the new Lava Lamp.

Thankfully they were wrong!

Now I have used the Lover Lamp several times I can say with confidence that the Lover Lamp bath bomb is completely different to Lava Lamp. Lover Lamp does have a mild citrus air about it, it is however a very subtle citrus which is the complete opposite of the super zesty Lava Lamp.

As soon as I realised how unalike they were to each other I was over the moon. Lush had yet again managed to come up with another completely unique bath bomb, when you think they surely must have done it all, another amazing and new design comes along and surprises us.

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Lover Lamp is a crisp white bath bomb decorated with 3 jelly hearts, it turns your bath water a very creamy milk colour and happens to be one of the gentlest bath bombs I have used, both for the skin and its scent.

Its scent is not overpowering at all, it reminds me somewhat of the Christmas time bath bomb Stardust. It has a very creamy vanilla scent mixed with a delicate layer of sweet orange.

I know the scent of Lush products can come across very strong for some. If you’re trying to turn a difficult-to-please person into a full blown Lushie Lover Lamp might just be the bath bomb to win them over…

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As soon as Lover Lamp hits the water it starts to fizz, not just any type of fizz either, I’d actually describe its level of fizzyness as FIERCE.

Every time I use it I am surprised by how fizzy it is. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch fizz away, as soon as it hits the water you feel a wave of refreshment. The scent, the way it dances in the water and the fierce fizzing creates such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, there is honestly no other bath bomb like it.

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I didn’t watch any demos prior to first trying out this bath bomb as I wanted it to be a surprise. As Lover Lamp ferociously fizzes away a small handful of red confetti hearts appear, scattering themselves upon the waters surface.

I am truly awful at taking photos the pictures in this post DO NOT do this bath bomb any justice, NONE AT ALL.

Nearer the end of the Lover Lamps reaction to the bath water, the 3 jelly hearts float up to the top of the water too, surrounded by all of the small red, confetti hearts.

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To someone familiar with Lush bath bombs I would describe Lover Lamp as a mixture of the May Day, Sex Bomb and Think Pink bath bombs.

May Day for its soft and gentle aroma and colouring, Sex Bomb for the jelly hearts, (they are similar to the jelly rose found on the Sex Bomb bath bomb) and lastly the Think Pink bath bomb because of the heart confetti.

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Lover Lamp is the perfect bath bomb if you’re looking for something that’s gentle and relaxing.

Nothing has been officially confirmed yet but Lover Lamp may be returning as a product in Lush’s Valentine’s 2017 line. We will know for sure next Friday… *fingers crossed*

I really hope it does come back to the UK this year as it really is a remarkable bath product that I fall in love with that little bit more with every single use.

I think it would also make a great permanent exclusive-to-Oxford-Street bath bomb too, just putting the idea out there Lush HQ 😉



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 15th of January 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Roses All The Way Soap from Lush

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We haven’t even finished the first quarter of 2016 and already Lush have brought out more new and exciting products than I can keep up with. We’ve had the Valentine’s Day range, the Mother’s Day range and of course the Easter range as well as everything else in-between.

In all honesty I am literally stuck in a state of disbelief that we have actually already entered March?! As the saying goes – time flies when you’re having fun and with all of the new Lush goodies on offer, by me, fun is most certainly being had!

Today I am reviewing the Roses All The Way Soap, never before been released – this beautiful heart shaped, rose detailed soap had me intrigued within seconds of stumbling across it.

The Roses All The Way Soap is a generous size that takes up the best part of my hand. Comparing it to the usual, rectangular soap slabs its unique design, size and shape make it a lot easier to grip when using it in the bath or shower. For me, as a disabled person my particular needs in a soap are catered for just on the fact that it is easier to grip. Until my Lush addiction hit me bad, I was never a fan of floral scents, I don’t know why but I had always associated rose, lavender and other flowery scents with getting old.

Slowly but surely the Rose Jam scent however grew on me, alongside that, a lot of other scents that I never thought I’d enjoy all of a sudden became desirable.  I’d go as far as to say that my sense of smell has matured since joining the Lush crowd. I am now recognising and appreciating scents I had never really taken much notice of before. Lush has opened my eyes and although I am still far from an expert when it comes to scents, I am getting better!

Roses All The Way Soap is of course primarily a rose scent. At first I thought it was the Rose Jam scent but after a while I realised it actually has a softer floral tone and is actually quite sweet, almost zesty.  The more I used it, the more prominent the lemon oil in it appeared to be.

The idea behind this soap was inspired by Alice In Wonderland’s ‘painting the roses red’ part of the book. The back of the soap is white, as you use it, its red side starts to turn a light pink, eventually fading to a bright white. Any one who is familiar with the Alice in Wonderland story will know that the Queen of Hearts angrily demands that all of the white roses in her court yard are to be painted red. Painting the white roses red is exactly what her pack-of-card guards set upon doing.

Several hours after my bath I can still smell this soaps soft and zingy fragrance on my skin. It lathered up well and didn’t dry out my skin which has amazed me as most bars of soap do, especially those that are primarily floral.

Overall I am really impressed with Roses All The Way, it’s a wonderful addition to the Lush Soap family. Since enjoying it so much I have made it my new Lush goal to try several more Lush soaps in the near future. Watch this space!



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Heart Throb Bubbleroon from Lush

Heart Throb BubbleroonI am always super excited at the prospect of adding another bubbleroon to my Lush collection.

Heart Throb’s size is in consistency with the other Lush bubbleroons, it does however stand out from the crowd because of its unique shape.  Made up of 2 deep-red hearts that are fused together with gold-glitter tinted cream, it is very easy on the eye.  Putting Heart Throb against all of the other bubble bar products I can totally see why Heart Throb has proven to be so popular.

I have read several reviews on this Valentine’s day bubbleroon and all say different things regarding how much of the bubble bar they advise you use per bath.

When I first started my Lush journey I on instinct went straight for the bubble bars, not having much money for luxuries meant that the idea of a product that could be used on more than one occasion was ideal.

Many people use the whole of a bubbleroon for just one big, bubbly bath.  My personal preference is to however break them in half.  I have previously tried to break them into 3 or 4 pieces to spread out over several baths, this however made me feel like there just wasn’t enough product to go around.  After a lot of experimental-bath time trial and errors, I have come to the conclusion that using the whole bubbleroon for just one bath although fantastic scent wise, provides you with more bubbles than you actually need – that is if you don’t mind attending foam parties and being the only one invited…  Just half of a bubbleroon will guarantee you mounds and mounds of beautiful white bubbles and silky-smooth, tinted water that hydrates and soothes your skin.

 

The scent of the Heart Throb Bubbleroon is not one I am very familiar with, this is a completely new scent for me.  Dominated by vanilla, geranium and lemon oil it is a soft, fairly sweet, musky scent with a floral undertone, I am literally useless at describing scents so I won’t make a fool of myself by trying to put it into any more words.  Let’s just say that it is a very delicate and pleasant scent. 😉

Overall I think the Heart Throb Bubbleroon is a fantastic addition to the exclusive to Oxford Street, Lush Valentine’s line.

All though Heart Throb has well and truly impressed me, my favourite bubbleroon is still Yuzu and Cocoa. Never-the-less Heart Throb is a very welcome ingredient for some of the bath cocktails that I have planned in my future.



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