Plum Rain Body Spray from Lush

Plum Rain Body Spray

The Plum Rain Body Spray shares its scent with Lush’s much loved Plum Rain shower gel. The scent is actually fairly new, it made its debut in its shower gel form at Lush Oxford Street back in July 2016, since then it has become a main line product and at the time of writing this, is available in all UK stores as well as online. Due to its skyrocketing popularity, Lush not only treated us with the creation and release of the Plum Rain body spray but over last year’s Winter period also treated us to 2 brand new, limited edition products that also shared the gorgeous Plum Rain scent. The Hedgewitch soap and Plum Snow bubble bar.

Plum Rain body spray has a long list of fruity ingredients, the osmanthus absolute, petitgrain oil and Sicilian mandarin mix is a little odd BUT upon first sniff incredibly moreish. Scent wise, I believe Plum Rain to be one of the most interesting fragrances Lush currently have on offer. The scent is refreshing and warm while also being very, very inviting, I can never get enough of it. Its scent is completely different from anything Lush has created before now. It’s a very sour fruity fragrance BUT not at all unpleasant.

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To use all you have to do is squirt the Plum Rain 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. Just a few refreshing squirts of Plum Rain is all that it takes to set you up for the whole day. I got married last year (2017) and I decided that Plum Rain would be my wedding scent. A decision I do not regret. Now its fruity fragrance will forever remind me of my wedding day.

Another great thing I have found with not just Plum Rain but all of the body sprays is how long they last. I honestly don’t know why Lush didn’t create more body sprays long before now as they really are such wonderful products. As I mentioned above they are so much more cost effective than the perfumes and all of them have such an amazing scent throw. I really hope Lush create some more body sprays soon as they are quickly becoming one of my favourite Lush products.



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All You Need is Love (and Peace) Bath Bomb from Lush

The All You Need is Love (and Peace) Bath Bomb formerly known as Groovy Kind of Love, made a return at the Lush Summit this year (2018). At the time of writing this review, this bath bomb (with the exception of the left over Summit products that were sent to Lush Oxford Street) have only ever been available to buy at the 2017 and 2018 Summit.

Last year it was one of the first products at the Lush Summit to catch my eye. With it being so very colourful I don’t think many people could resist picking at least one up for themselves. On appearance alone, the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb is easily on par with more colourful bath bomb’s such as; Granny Takes A Dip, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and The Experimenter bath bomb.

Scent wise the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb is not what I had expected when I first see it. Containing a mixture of patchouli and neroli oil the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb has a very peppery and grounding aroma, the addition of the neroli oil makes it a little less spicy than other patchouli products that I have tried such as, the Lord of Misrule bath bomb. Its twang of neroli-sweetness up against the patchouli is what makes All You Need is Love (and Peace) really stand out to me.

As soon as the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb hits the water there is of course an explosion of colours. Blue, pink, purple, orange and yellow froth spill out of the bath bomb creating mounds of colourful bubbles. All You Need is Love (and Peace) spins and spins, spurting out patches of different coloured bubbles, you find yourself under what looks like a blanket of patch work bubbles. All You Need is Love (and Peace) is however a very quick fizzer so capturing any ‘bath art’ isn’t easy for someone slow like me.

Many people thought this bath bomb would leave the water a dull grey colour just like the, The Experimenter bath bomb does. its pastel colours however save the day. The water turns a warm and inviting shade of orange, far more desirable than the grey and murky water left behind  by the, The Experimenter bath bomb.

There was a rumour that the All You Need is Love (and Peace) would be a part of Lush’s 2018 Valentine’s range, it however never made an appearance which I know disappointed quite a few people.

An All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath leaves me feeling relaxed and toasty. Its slight spiciness really helps soothe tired and aching muscles and although products with patchouli oil in aren’t usually my favourite, I can make an exception for this rainbow of a product. It’s not my favourite from the Lush Summit exclusives but I do still recommend trying it at least once.



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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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Once Upon A Time Naked Body Lotion from Lush

Once Upon A Time Naked Body LotionLast year (2017) Lush jam packed their shelves and online stock space with brand new, packageless ‘naked’ products. They created naked shower gels, naked shower creams, naked body conditioners and even naked lip scrubs. The Once Upon A Time Naked Body Lotion was also a new Lush invention from 2017, no other Lush body lotion had ever been made into a solid/naked form before, this meant the Once Upon A Time naked body lotion had a lot riding on its shoulders.

I got on really well with the potted version of Once Upon A Time body lotion so thought I’d give the naked version a go too. Although there’s a small piece of me that wishes Lush would just continue to sell body lotions and shower gels in pots and bottles, I can understand and appreciate the reasons as to why Lush are working towards creating naked everything. The world is at bursting point with plastic waste and if naked cosmetic products make even a little difference to our environment then it’s worth at least giving the naked products a try.

The Once Upon A Time naked body lotion is a proud member of the So White, Lush-scent-family. Both the naked and potted versions smell just as refreshing and crisp as the So White bath bomb. The sweet scent of fresh apples will always be welcome in my bathroom whatever the products format.

Apart from the obvious there really isn’t much difference between the potted and naked Once Upon A Time body lotions. Just like the potted Once Upon A Time, the naked Once Upon A Time goes a very long way. Instead of scooping lotion out and working it into your skin, you instead grab the green block of body lotion and work it into the parts of your body that are looking for a boost of hydration. The naked version works just as well as the potted version, the only significant difference is that I find the naked version slightly more oily. All this really means is that the naked version takes a little longer to soak in to your skin compared to the potted version though.

I admit that storing the naked products is a little difficult due to it being packageless. It not being in a pot does however have its practical as well as ethical advantages too. Especially if you’re like me and have bad hands (therefore not being able to open lids easily). I am currently storing my naked Lush products on a rack in a bathroom cupboard. The naked products that come into contact with water such as the shower gels and body conditioners, will need to be left out to dry before storing them away in a closed box or cupboard etc BUT the Once Upon A Time naked body lotion is however fine to go straight onto the rack after use.

I feel like I should also add that they need to be stored somewhere slightly cooler than room temperature too, just like Lush massage bars the naked body lotion and conditioners do begin to melt if left somewhere warm enough. The naked and potted versions of Once Upon A Time are both great, they each have their own strong points but both give the same results upon use. Right now I still feel as if I favour the potted products but just from a practical point. I’m never very good with change and I’ve grown to love Lush’s little black pots with their funky white text. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet but I believe Lush will be pushing naked products further and further this year so I’m keeping an open mind and giving them all a go.



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Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from Lush

Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb

Lush have really pushed their giant sized bath bombs over the past 18 months. I was over the moon when the news broke that Lush’s 2017 Winter line included a giant version of the Golden Wonder bath bomb. The Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb’s Lush-scent-family is one of my all time favourites, Celebrate. Often compared to Champagne the more I sniff any of the Celebrate scented products, the more in love with them I fall.

The Celebrate scent is warm, inviting and impossible to resist. Containing sweet orange, lime and cognac oil the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb smells to me, just like Christmas. I can’t help but always subconsciously associate the two together. Everything about the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb is the same as it’s smaller version. It has simply just been made in to a much bigger quantity.

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As well as smelling absolutely amazing, the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb puts on a fantastic show from the very first second it comes into contact with your bath water. With it being so much bigger than the original, ordinary sized bath bomb, it means that there’s five times the amount of biodegradable-paper-stars hidden inside of it as well as a shed load more secret bursts-of-colour.

The photographs I got of the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb in action below do it no justice at all. The very first time I used the smaller version I was blown away with not just the scent but the bath art it created too. I knew the giant version of it would be spectacular but it honestly took my breath away. To this day I still haven’t captured any photos that I feel worthy of showing a Golden Wonders full potential. Out of all of the bath bombs I have tried over the years Golden Wonder is still the one I will always remember as giving one of the best surprises upon first use. The giant version of this bath bomb was quite literally the best bath I have ever, ever had.

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My skin during and after (for the next 3 or 4 days) felt fabulous after using the Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb. The bath water it creates feels softer than silk, if my skin could speak it would demand me to use this giant bath bomb over and over on a weekly basis. The price tag for the Giant Golden Wonder is quite expensive (£12.95 as of December 2017) I therefore only allowed myself to purchase the one, at first I felt a bit guilty but after I used it I realised it was worth every penny. I’d have loved to have ordered a few more but as many of you can appreciate, it is the kind of product you only ever indulge in the once, if at all.

I actually saved my one Giant Golden Wonder bath bomb to use in our brand new bathtub. It felt like an eternity but after several months our bathroom was finally finished early December and the Giant Golden Wonder was the first product to go in it. What a perfect first bath it was too!

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Overall I am super impressed with this bath bomb, it is by far the best of the giant bath bombs Lush have made to date. Yes, it is an expensive product but it takes 3 whole days to make and it is also super sized. I only got the one, I was very tempted to grab more in the Oxford Street 50% off sale but I didn’t.

It was definitely an over indulgent purchase for myself of the highest degree BUT after using it I can safely say it was the best £12.95 I have ever spent. Great job Lush!



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Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream from Lush

Santa's Christmas Shower Cream

The only Lush shower creams that I have truly been head over heels in love with both got discontinued earlier this year, (2017). I was therefore in two minds when I heard about the Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream. Never before been released, Santa’s Christmas shower cream is a brand new Lush product made for 2017’s long awaited Winter line. The shower cream is bright and bold, it radiates ‘Christmas’ with its pillar-box-red colour.

Just as Lush shower creams are meant to be, Santa’s Christmas is a fantastically thick formula. When I read its ingredients list; cinnamon, black pepper, lime oil and coffee, I expected it be something in between the likes of the Hot Toddy and Sonic Death Monkey shower gel. The tradition of me predicting a new products scent fantastically wrong (after just reading its ingredients list) wasn’t broken. Its scent is like neither of the 2 aforementioned shower gels at all.

Santa’s Christmas shower cream smells just like the value cola you get in your local supermarket. I rarely drink cola but after taking off the lid of the Santa’s Christmas shower cream I detected the bitter-sweet and creamy cola scent straight away. It takes me straight back to my childhood and all of the parties where all we did was drink fizzy drinks, eat jelly and ice cream and just get more and more hyper, wreaking havoc wherever we were.

Upon use I find creating a decent lather very difficult when using Santa’s Christmas shower cream. I find it a little easier when the water is as hot as I can stand it (which isn’t ideal). I feel as if I have to use a lot more of the product than I am used to with Lush products just to get the desired effect of a shower cream. The scent also gets lost on me during use which leaves me pretty underwhelmed.

Although I was a little sceptical, I really did think that Santa’s Christmas shower cream was going to fill the void that the discontinuation of The Comforter and Yuzu and Cocoa shower creams had left in my life. In some aspects Santa’s Christmas is a good shower cream but I just feel the aforementioned original duo were so much better. They brightened, hydrated and soothed my skin, both of their gorgeous scents also lasted on my skin hours and hours after using them.

After using Santa’s Christmas, my skin is left feeling soft and definitely appears brighter it however doesn’t feel particularly hydrated. I don’t dislike Santa’s Christmas shower cream by any means, I just feel as if it’s not the best that Lush have created thus far. I will not be letting my one bottle of it get dusty on my shower cream shelf, I will carry on using it until it has all gone but I will not be buying a another bottle. If I did attain another bottle it would be from a Lush gift set that I hope to pick up in the boxing day sales on Tuesday.



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Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel from Lush

Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel

The mad Christmas rush has officially frazzled my brain, today I have been sorting the mini mountain of Christmas cards. It was therefore no surprise when I accidently started this review with ‘Dear Berry Berry Christmas…’ *sigh*.

Back in September I decided to leave all of the reviews for the Lush products with ‘Christmas’ or ‘Santa’ in their name for December, I thought this was a great idea until I got to December and realised that a lot of the products I had left to review all share a scent. Please forgive me if my blog reviews are a bit repetitive over the next week or so!

The Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel is probably my favourite of the new shower gel/creams that are brand new to Lush this year (2017). There has been quite a few newbies but Berry Berry is the one that stands out the most to me. Consistency wise it reminds me of the Bubbly shower gel, thick yet silky smooth.

Decorated with a pinch of natural shimmer the Berry Berry shower gel is also super pretty to look at, I love when the sun catches it, it beams of Christmas magic. Its green colour and sparkly bits make me think of big, twinkling Christmas trees.

Containing cranberry, sweet wild orange and blueberry juice it’s not hard to see how Berry Berry got its name. If you have a fetish for berries, you need look no further…

Upon first sniff I thought that Berry Berry was very alike the Plum Rain shower gel, it however doesn’t share many ingredients with it at all, this left me very confused. Some people have agreed with me comparing it to Plum Rain whereas others have said it’s nothing alike. It’s so peculiar how the same scents can smell so different to others, I guess that is what makes Lush so moreish though!

Once you begin to lather the Berry Berry Christmas shower gel in your hands you are hit with a fragrance-wave of blueberry, it is at this point that you realise Berry Berry is a lot more crisp than the Plum Rain scent, a quick whiff wakes me up just as well as the avobath bath bomb does.

A little of the shower gel also goes a very long way which is always something I like in a Lush product. Since September I however have well and truly over indulged on Berry Berry, as has my husband. Just because a small amount of this shower gel goes a long way it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a little bit more than needed in the shower! I find its scent and how it feels on my skin so refreshing that I can never resist squeezing out an extra blop.

It was the first of the Christmas shower gels to have an empty bottle in our house. Therefore I feel safe in saying that I think the Berry Berry Christmas shower gel is BERRY, BERRY good!



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