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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Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon from Lush

Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon

The Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon shares its scent with the much loved and recently retired Lush product, the Fizzbanger bath bomb. Every year Lush have to discontinue a certain amount of products to make way for new ones. As sad as it is to see some of your favourite products go, updating the product line with new products to try, keeps things fresh and interesting. When I heard that this new bubble bar shared its scent with Fizzbanger I couldn’t wait to buy one.

You wouldn’t be frowned upon for mistaking the Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon for a previous Valentine’s product. Looks wise it is very similar to another heart shaped bubbleroon called Heart Throb. Looks is however all it has in common, both are surprisingly different, especially when it comes down to scent.

Whole Lotta Love’s ingredients and scent is a feast for your nose as well as your skin. It contains bergamot and lemongrass oil as well as jasmine, rose and ylang ylang absolute. Whole Lotta Love’s scent is often described by people not so familiar with it as a citrus lemon scent, I can see why people immediately pick up on the lemongrass but if you take a second to really take in its scent you realise there is so much more to it than just lemon. The scents I always pick up from this bubbleroon reminds me of warm apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

The Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon consists of 2 heart shaped bubble bars stuck together just like a macaroon, its filling and binding-together-ingredient being yellow shea butter. This is how the bubbleroons got their ‘macaroon’  inspired names, they work no different from a standard bubble bar, they are just designed with macaroons in mind. The shea butter that sandwiches both of the heart shaped bubble bars together is (once set) decorated with a tiny paint brush like tool with finishing touches of golden lustre.

Copious amounts of bubbles can be made with just 1 half of this bubbleroon. It turns the bath water a beautiful, creamy shade of red, it is a very romantic bath time treat to say the least. Its scent lasts throughout the bath and also stays on your skin for several hours after getting out of the bath too. The shea butter in it also doesn’t go unnoticed. It adds a softness to the bath water that leaves your skin refreshed, hydrated and bright. In comparison to the Heart Throb bubbleroon, the Whole Lotta Love blows Heart Throb out of the water, or should I say, bath.

Since the discontinuation of the Fizzbanger bath bomb I know a lot of people have missed it, the Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon has definitely helped with the loss of such a high profile, Lush favourite. After a long hot soak in a Whole Lotta Love bath, I like to carry on its amazing scent by spritzing myself with some Love body spray. Which along with the Fizzbanger bath bomb also shares its heart-warming fragrance. I love that Lush allow us to explore the same scents through different formats of products, I still think that Fizzbanger is my favourite product created in its scent but Whole Lotta Love is a close second!



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Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream from Lush

Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream

The Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream is a brand new release from Lush. It is currently the product every Lushie is talking about as it is the first of the packageless ‘naked’ products that Lush have dared to release in only a naked form. The fact that Tender is the Night has only been released in naked form has caused a bit of a storm in the Lush community.

When the first lot of naked products went on sale last year, Lush also had its packaged equivalent available, giving customers a choice of getting the products naked or packaged. Now that a choice with Tender is the Night shower cream hasn’t even been offered, some customers aren’t at all happy.

I honestly don’t mind either way. I’ve heard that Lush did create a bottled version but it worked out so expensive that they scrapped it, whether that’s true or not is another question. The collector in me is a little disappointed as from experience the naked products don’t last nearly as long as the bottled ones (in regards to best before dates etc) I do however understand from trying the other various naked products that plastic is actually just a luxury that does more bad than good. It isn’t actually needed and Lush are proving this through the exploration and inventing of packageless products. Whatever you believe in regards to the naked Lush products, we all know that they are a small yet positive step in the right direction of helping save the planet we live on.

I feel as if Lush taking away the choice of bottled shower cream is a huge statement in itself. I also think this statement has been made consciously by Lush too. Do the fish in the sea get a choice when packaging waste is dumped in their home? no. Should we take more responsibility for ourselves and the plastic we make and use? YES. Whether you want to take responsibility or not, the lack of a bottled version of Tender is the Night shower cream has certainly got us all talking about an issue that we all need to wake up and face.

The Tender is the Night naked shower cream shares its scent with the very first Lush massage bar I ever got also named Tender is the Night. (pictured in the photo above). Its scent therefore has great sentimental value to me. When I very first took the naked shower cream out of my parcel I couldn’t smell it. This worried me a little, I’d been so looking forward to finally being able to experience the Tender is the Night scent in a different product format. The lack of a scent meant I wouldn’t be getting the experience I had hoped for.

Once I had it out and away from the other more dominantly scented Valentine’s products (that I will be reviewing over the next few weeks) I could finally detect the delicate scent that is Tender is the Night. Jam packed with vanilla, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang, its scent although light and airy reflects romance and love perfectly. It’s a beautiful and subtle floral-sweet blend.

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Even though I appreciate why Lush haven’t made a bottled version of this shower cream I am still not completely sold on the solid shower gels or creams. Some I get on with and others I don’t. The Tender is the Night naked shower cream has however seriously impressed me from very first use. So much so that I have used it every day since it arrived. It lathers easily and a little goes a very long way, both of these are 2 things that I always look for in a shower gel and cream.

Lush shower creams are meant to be a little more hydrating than the shower gels, although Tender is the Night isn’t quite as moisturising as the likes of the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream it does leave my skin feeling soft and looking refreshed. The scent of it during use is just as good as the massage bar, its subtle scent also lasts all day on my skin leaving me eager to use it again.

I’m going to be bold and say that the Tender is the Night naked shower cream is my favourite of the naked shower gel/creams that I have tried out so far. A selfish bit of me pines for a bottled version but the naked version has left me more than satisfied. I hope Lush decided to use this scent in other future product formats as it’s one of my all time favourites.



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Love Boat Bath Bomb from Lush

As soon as the 2018 Lush Valentine products were revealed I knew that the Love Boat Bath Bomb would be the first one I grabbed. As you can see from the above photo this bath bomb is designed in the shape of a dinky-little boat. Designed to be mostly blue and pink, it has blue edges and a blue roof. Staying true to the Valentine’s theme, its front is decorated with a bright pink love heart and underneath it, it has a yellow under belly that is decorated with love hearts that are very similar to the mini stars found within the Rocket Science and Golden Wonder bath bombs.

I have actually seen various prototypes of this bath bomb from its creator on Instagram, when you’re as obsessed as I am with Lush, seeing their product-thought-processes and their ideas slowly come to life is all a part of the Lush fun. From what I have seen from them, it appears that the Love Boat bath bomb much like the Mum bath bomb could have also been released in several different colours, it however wasn’t and although I know most people like a variety of colours, I think Lush made the right choice, the way the pink and blue clash together makes the boat design really stand out, the pink heart on the boats front is what makes it a Love Boat instead of just a bog standard one. I am unsure if another coloured heart would have had the same effect!

Above is a picture of the top and bottom of the Love Boat bath bomb. It shares its scent with the bath bomb I mentioned earlier on in this post, Mum. Containing Sicilian lemon, sweet orange and rose oil its scent is a zesty and floral affair. The Sicilian lemon and sweet orange oil dominate most of the other ingredients in the Love Boat, it does however still have a floral element to it which gives it a soft musky layer. I find its scent uplifting, refreshing and cheery.

Once Love Boat is in the water you are immediately greeted with a burst of colourful foam, blue and pink foam erupts from the Love Boat bath bomb, as does a light streak of yellow foam from its bottom, underwater layer. Although it didn’t charge around the bath quite like I had thought it would (with it being a boat) it did float the whole time and the scent stayed throughout the whole of my bath time too.

Once the Love Boat has fully dissolved you are left with soft, frosty pink bath water. The rose oil in it makes it a very soothing experience for Winter frazzled skin. After a good soak in a Love Boat bath I feel revived and refreshed. Although it was the product from the 2018, Valentine’s collection that I was most eager to try I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.

Love Boat was most certainly a hit with me, it smells and looks beautiful and it also creates stunning bath art too. I will admit to being disappointed that the Cupid bath bomb didn’t make a return this year, Love Boat has however helped ease the disappointment. I just love the whole idea of it, a love boat is right where I’d like to be right now, (seeing as I’m not) the bath bomb alternative will more than suffice!



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