NEW Groovy Kind of Love Bath Bomb from Lush

Groovy Kind of Love 2019 Bath Bomb

Lush love to confuse us but I’m going to attempt to unscramble the ‘Groovy’ confusion…  You may recognise the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb from the Lush Summit event from a few years back.

The following year Lush decided to bring that Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb back but under a different name, All You Need is Love (and Peace). With the opening of the Harajuku store in Japan last year, we have however been presented with yet another rendition of this colourful bath bomb. It’s now back to its original name BUT has a brand new scent.

I haven’t got both products in front of me to compare as the latter was discontinued some time ago BUT the new Groovy Kind of Love bath bombs scent is supposedly similar, if not the same as the Pink Flamingo reusable bubble bar.

While I remember the Pink Flamingo having a fruity and oh-so-moreish scent, I don’t remember it being quite as good as the latest (and which I hope is the last) version of the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb. Containing rosewood, bergamot and ylang ylang, chucking a Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb into your bath is said to be the perfect way of filling your bath tub with peace, love and positivity.

What first attracted me to the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb was its beautiful, rainbow of colours. Piled high in the Lush Liverpool store last week, I couldn’t resist picking 2 up. There’s just something about rainbows and bright colours that cannot be ignored.

As soon as the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb hits the water an explosion of colour fizzles out of it. I have to point out that although some people are disappointed with the bath bombs scent change, I believe the new fragrance suits it much better. It’s light, fruity and happy!

Another thing I have noticed about the newer bath bomb is the strength and boldness of its colours. The newest version of this bath bombs colours don’t wash each other out in the same way as the older versions did. I wasn’t expecting bath art nearly as good as this and couldn’t stop taking photographs.

The fruity bergamot scent of Groovy Kind of Love fills your bathroom as the bath bomb slowly dances around, I was completely mesmerised by both the scent and the pretty patterns it created.

Once fully dissolved the bath water is left a dark shade of orange, I am glad it didn’t turn the water a slushy grey like the The Experimenter bath bomb does. Often when so many colours feature in one product, the end result is quite dark, unrecognisable bath water. I always refer to it as an artists paint pallet after a long day of painting.

The orange water is also gloriously soft to touch, its scent and how it feels on my skin makes me think that this bath bomb is perfect for this time of year. Its scent has a gentle zestiness to it that stays on your skin for a good few hours after you’ve got out of the bath too.

Overall I think this is the best version of Groovy Kind of Love that Lush have created. I hope they never change it again as I’m sure I will soon grow tired of reviewing it, this blog post is post number 3 after all…

I definitely recommend giving the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb a go, it has so much charm and the bath art it creates is incredible!



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Magma Bath Bomb from Lush

Magma Bath Bomb

The Magma Bath Bomb is one of the first products I grabbed when I visited Lush Liverpool on its opening day last month.

Originally it was an exclusive to the Lush Harajuku store in Japan but because it’s 30 years since the bath bomb was invented by Lush’s very own Mo Constantine, Lush have put all of the Harajuku exclusive bath bombs up online making them available to purchase everywhere.

Magma shares its scent with the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar which happens to be one of my favourites. Using it helps ease the back and rib pain that I suffer with due to my medical conditions.

Containing cinnamon, ginger and peppermint oil, Magma also shares most of the same ingredients as the Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar.

Cinnamon and ginger are the perfect ingredients for warming up tired aching muscles as they stimulate your blood circulation melting all muscle tension away. Mixed in with the peppermint the Magma bath bomb is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to deep muscle relaxation.

Magma’s scent is quite the acquired taste, if you favour the spicier Lush scents such as those found in the Hot Toddy shower gel and Christmas Sweater bath bomb then you will most likely really enjoy the Magma bath bomb. It’s a very warm scent, so much so it almost tickles my nose.

Designed to look like a burning ball of lava the Magma bath bomb is quite unique to anything Lush have ever released before. Its orange shell has cracks in showing its yellow and gold interior, imitating flowing lava.

As soon as the Magma bath bomb hits the water a burst of thick orange foam spills out of it, slowly the orange foam thins out and yellow and paler orange streaks appear from it too.

What I wasn’t expecting from Magma was the amazing bath art it created; With it being such a slow fizzer I couldn’t help but enjoy the show it put on.

The scent of the Magma bath bomb lasts throughout the whole bath. There’s nothing quite like sinking yourself into the Magma bath bombs waters, it’s like an all over massage.

As I mentioned earlier, when soaking in its waters you can literally feel the tension of the day vacating your body.

I was very happy to find that the Magma bath bombs scent also stayed on my skin long after I got out of the bath. Getting little whiffs of its scent throughout the rest of the day really helps drag out the relaxation side of this product.

The Magma bath bomb is a firm favourite for me, so much so that at the time of writing this review I already had 2 more ordered. The dark orange bath water it leaves you with is super soft too. It leaves my skin soothed, brighter and refreshed.

If you suffer with chronic pain or do a job that is physically demanding then I highly recommend trying this bath bomb. It took me a little while to get used to the ‘Wiccy Magic’ scent but now whenever I get a whiff of it I feel myself instantly relax.

Its warming effects lasts even once out of the bath and its because of this that I value the product so very much. The beautiful bath art it creates is just a very much appreciated added bonus. Great job Lush!



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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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The Comforter Bath Bomb from Lush

the comforter bath bomb

Lush’s Winter 2018 line included a brand new version of the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, it now shares its scent with the, The Comforter bubble bar instead of the Twilight bath bomb.

I was therefore very surprised to see that Lush had created another bath bomb with the, The Comforter scent as a part of their November 2018, 12 community bath bomb favourites.

This is in no way a complaint, although I wasn’t at all sure in regards to Lush changing  the Luxury Lush Pud‘s scent. After I had, had a chance to use it, I realised how good the Comforter scent was in a bath bomb format! 😍

The possibility of having yet another bath bomb with the Comforter scent made me very, very happy. If you’re not familiar with the Comforter scent I would describe it as a blackcurrant lovers heaven.

The Comforter bath bomb contains mood brightening bergamot, cypress and cassis oil. This well thought out blend of ingredients gives the bath bomb a very distinctive blackcurrant fragrance.

The Comforter scent is often compared to getting a big and very loving hug and that’s exactly how I feel when I am submerged in Comforter scented bath water!

As soon as the Comforter bath bomb hits your bath water an explosion of pink bubbles fizzes out of it. Within just a few seconds of it entering your bath, the water becomes silky smooth while slowly turning a deep, dark shade of pink.

Not only do you benefit from this bath bombs beautiful and very berrylicious scent, but hours and hours after using it, you also have soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin too. Even the day after my skin still feels fabulous.

The Comforter bath bomb was a very slow fizzer, it danced around the waters surface for a good 10 minutes. Pink and white bubbles fizzled out of it while the bath bombs scent filled my bathroom.

The only negative thing I can mention about this bath bomb is the fact that a hard white chunk of it was still at the bottom of my bath when it was time to get out, it just wouldn’t dissolve. Not a huge issue really but I felt it was worth a mention.

Overall I was however very, very impressed with the, The Comforter bath bomb. Lush discontinued the Comforter shower cream a good few years ago now and using this bath bomb made me realise just how much I actually miss it.

Although at the time of writing this review the, The Comforter bath bomb is no longer available in the UK (it was a one off Lush Kitchen UK exclusive last November) it is available to purchase at the new Lush Harajuku store in Japan.

There are rumours that some of the bath bombs from the Harajuku store may be available to purchase elsewhere very soon, nothing has however been officially announced at the time of writing this review.

We will just have to keep our fingers crossed that the rumour is true and that the, The Comforter bath bomb will become readily available elsewhere in the not so distant future! 🤞



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Melusine Bath Bomb from Lush

Melusine Bath Bomb

The Melusine Bath Bomb is probably my favourite out of the 12 community bath bombs that the Lush Kitchen released back in November 2018. Sharing its scent with one of my favourite releases that also came out last year the Avocado Wash shower gel, I was very excited to get a hold of its bath bomb equivalent.

Melusine is the French word for a fresh water mermaid, this caught my attention straight away as I have always been fascinated with mythology and mermaids in particular. When I first heard its name I thought it was going to be an adaptation of the Mermaid bath bomb, I was however very wrong!

Melusine has a very unique design, it is several different shades of green and yellow and has been made to look like it has fish scales.

Melusine also has a very generous helping of shimmering lustre that is made out of a mix of naturally-occurring minerals and seaweed (it’s not plastic!) the lustre in Melusine is a lot chunkier than what I’m used to from Lush too BUT it rinses away just as easily as the lustre in other shimmery products such as the Intergalactic bath bomb.

Containing bergamot, litsea cubeba, olibanum and sea salt Melusine is a treat for your skin, eyes, nose, mind and soul. If you normally grab an Avobath bath bomb for an energy boost then Melusine would really appeal to you.

Melusine’s blend of bergamot, olibanum and lemony litsea cubeba make for one of the most awakening bath bombs yet. Its scent is crazy refreshing, cheery and super-duper zesty. I just can’t get enough of it.

As soon as the Melusine bath bomb touches your bath water an eruption of green and yellow bubbles explode out of it. Its beautiful scent slowly fills your bathroom as it bobs around the waters surface.

Melusine’s presentation and scent aren’t the only things that impress me about this bath bomb either, the bath art it creates is exquisite, so much so that I couldn’t stop taking photos. Delicate swirls of green and yellow spiral out of it as it dances around, it really is mesmerising.

Inside the Melusine bath bomb, much like the Geo Phyzz and Big Blue bath bombs is a generous helping of sea salt. The sea salt makes the Melusine bath bomb particularly good at helping with any muscular pains you may have, all while also brightening the skin and boosting your blood circulation.

Normally the Lush bath bombs that contain sea salt often sink straight to the bottom of the bath tub slowly changing the waters colour from the bottom up. Melusine however surprised me by floating the whole time!

The Melusine bath bombs scent lasted through out the entire duration of my bath which really pleased my nose. Once I was out of the bath Melusines scent was also still detectable on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too.

Just a 15 minute soak in a Melusine bath leaves my skin feeling soft and leaves its appearance positively refreshed and hydrated.

The only thing I am unsure about in regards to the Melusine bath bomb is its hefty price, I understand ethically sourced ingredients cost a little more but for a single use product it is very expensive, for me this sadly makes Melusine a product I will only be using on special occasions.

Overall I am however very, very impressed with the Melusine bath bomb, I really do hope that Lush make it a permanent store product in the UK soon as it really is a brilliant bath bomb, I’d go as far as to say that it is actually high up on my list of favourite bath bombs!



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Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush

For Christmas 2018 Lush created 3 different Bomb Bombs; The Snowman, Santa and the Princess Bomb Bomb. The idea behind the bomb bomb is that you get 2 bath bombs in one character. One of the bath bombs is its head the other is its body, hence the ‘bomb bomb’.

Being honest as always, I will just come out and say what everyone else is thinking, this bath bomb won’t be winning any prizes for its looks anytime soon. Out of the 3 bomb bombs from 2018, Princess is by far the strangest to look at. As I have said in my other bomb bomb reviews, I feel as if all 3 of them were thrown together at the very last minute and I stand by my statement that each of them are just novelty products.

The Princess Bomb Bomb has a pink dress, a green face, an orange crown, yellow hair and 2 big vegan candy eyes. I hate to sound like a broken-record but Lush really could have done so much better with this bomb bombs design. The bomb bomb is such a good idea and concept, the only problem I have is that all I see when I look at the Princess Bomb Bomb is a frog in fancy dress! – I normally find some sort of charm in this type of ‘ugly’ Lush product, Princess is however an entity.

The Princess Bomb Bomb contains bergamot, cedarwood and ylang ylang oil. I was taken by surprise with this line up of ingredients. Due to its bright and mainly pink colouring I automatically assumed that the Princess Bomb Bomb would share its scent with the Snow Fairy shower gel. Yet again I was wrong.

Its scent is so far from what myself and the rest of the Lush community were expecting when the 3 bomb bombs were announced. It has sweet, subtle and musky floral elements to it and in my opinion is definitely a scent that would appeal to the older members of the Lush community in particular.

As soon as the Princess Bomb Bomb comes into contact with the bath water it begins to hiss. Yellow and pink bubbles fizzle out of it and spread across the waters surface. Just like the other bomb bombs, Princess dissolves fast, so fast that I didn’t manage to get any half -decent photographs of it in action.

What the Princess Bomb Bomb lacked in bath art was well made up for with how moisturised it left my skin. I did use both the head and body together (see photo above) some people have however spread their Princess Bomb Bomb over 2 baths, one day using the head and another day using its body.

I didn’t fall head over heels in love with the Princess Bomb Bomb for all of the reasons I have mentioned above. I do however hope that Lush use its scent in a future product as it is one that my nose rather enjoyed!



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Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub from Lush

Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub (1)The Cranberry Fizz Lip Scrub was brand new to Lush at the back end of 2018. It was a part of their Winter 2018 line and what an impression it has made on me. 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 almost every day so new flavours always get me very excited. A change is as good as a holiday, after all!

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.

Ingredients wise the Cranberry Fizz lip scrub has a little more in it than the others I have used from Lush before. For example the Bubblegum lip scrub only has caster sugar and jojoba oil in.

Along side the caster sugar, Cranberry Fizz also contains the following oils; Peach kernel, cranberry seed, Brazilian orange and lime. This is what gives Cranberry Fizz its super hydrating edge; I thought all of the other Lush lip scrubs were great at balancing both exfoliation and hydration but Cranberry Fizz is absolutely incredible at it.

Cranberry Fizz also smells and tastes incredible. Super sour and fruity, I just can’t get enough. It’s obviously not meant to be eaten but if a bit does end up in your mouth in the process of scrubbing your lips with it, don’t worry, you’re not going to die. – I’m not quite sure how Lush have done it but the Cranberry Fizz lip scrub really does smell fizzy.

Taking its lid off and having a sniff feels just like the very first swig of a fizzy glass of lemonade, it even tickles your nose!

There’s not much more I can really mention for this scrub, it does its job perfectly and has become my favourite of the Lush lip scrubs so far. Lush have released another new one for Valentine’s 2019 and I can’t wait to try it, especially if it’s as good as Cranberry Fizz!



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