Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb from Lush

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I was literally so, so excited when the Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb was released again last Winter. Regrettably I never had, had the chance to try it in years previous. I am so glad that they brought it back for Winter 2015 and pray that it comes back again this Winter.

Packed with Lavender Oil and Tonka Absolute, the Luxury Lush Pud is perfect for winding down on a cold winters night. Sharing its scent with my very first Lush bath bomb, Twilight  I just couldn’t wait to get hold of one to try.

If you’re a Twilight fan then you will love this bath bomb to the moon and back, I like to refer to it as the Twilight bath bomb’s cool auntie.

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After a stressful day a Luxury Lush Pud bath is all you need. Containing tonka absolute and lavender oil, Lush describe the Luxury Lush Pud as the ‘perfect dessert for your skin’.

Its cocktail of various essential oils are perfect at helping you wind down after a long, hard day. The scent itself stays with you throughout the evening and even lasts on your skin for most of the next day. Not only do you benefit from its beautifully subtle scent hours and hours after using it, you also get soft, smooth and gloriously hydrated skin.

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As soon as the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb is put in the bath water the show of colours and relaxing, lavender and tonka scent begin to work their magic. Colour-wise I think the Luxury Lush Pud is the best out there. The likes of The Experimenter and Intergalactic are close seconds but the Luxury Lush Pud is hands down the best.

There is something so enchanting about the Luxury Lush Pud, the photos speak for themselves. It is a very slow fizzer which is all the better as I always manage to get such an amazing amount of photos whenever I use it.

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Blue, green, yellow, pink and orange galore it is more than mesmerising. No matter how many times I use it, I can’t help but take some photos.

Even once all of the bath bomb has dissolved you are still surrounded with pretty streaks of rainbow colour. I can never bring myself to get out until it’s got so cold that I HAVE to. It is just so relaxing. Your mind, body and soul feel so soothed, it is like you soak up all of its magic, it is paradise in a bath tub.

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I cannot even put into words how essential this bath bomb is for my life. I am and always will stock up on the Luxury Lush Pud every Winter from now on. That is providing they bring it back for Winter 2016?! I am however pretty confident that they will.

Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 7th of October 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


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Mumkin Bubble Bar from Lush

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The Mumkin Bubble Bar is hands down one of the cutest Lush products to date. It was last available in the Lush Kitchen back in March and before that December 2015. The Mumkin bubble bar pictured above is the one I ordered back in December last year. I am obviously very behind on my product reviews as it is now May 2016, Sorry! My excuse is that you can’t rush perfection. *wink, wink!*

To be completely honest with you all, I am literally so overwhelmed by all of the amazing Lush products that have been available over the last 18 or so months, I just simply can’t keep up.

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The first question that springs to mind when people first come across a Mumkin bubble bar is ‘What’s it supposed to be?’ I talk a lot in my sleep and last night I apparently told my fiancé that a ‘Mumkin is like a pumpkin but nice.’ .Hearing that, I couldn’t help but want to do my Mumkin bubble bar review today. It was obviously meant to be.

A Mumkin isn’t anything like what I described while asleep. Lush in fact describe it as an unknown, friendly, cute and curious creature. With its big brown, dairy-free chocolate chip eyes how can you resist? Decorated with a yellow star on its deep pink head, a green leaf and a marshmallow-like stalk, the Mumkin bubble bar is more than unique.

In a way I get a little sad when Lush make their products into little creatures, it’s easy to break up and work your way through a bubble bar such as the Brightside one. When the bubble bar has eyes however, my inner child wakes up and doesn’t want to mash him up at all, ‘Mum, can we keep him?’

My inner child soon disappeared when I first smelt the Mumkin bubble bar, I didn’t care that it had eyes I just had to get it into the bath!

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The Mumkin bubble bar has a floral bergamot and gentle raspberry scent. I can’t actually think of another Lush product that even has a similar scent. On paper the Mumkin bubble bar sounds as if it would be very similar to the Rose Jam scent, it is however nothing like Rose Jam. Mumkin has a soft zest that mixes perfectly with its ingredients. Bergamot, Sicilian lemon and violet leaf oils blend so beautifully together, I can only hope that Lush use the Mumkin’s scent in future alternative products such as a Mumkin shower gel, solid shampoo bar or even a bath bomb.

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The Mumkin bubble bar creates copious amounts of silky-smooth bubbles, its unique aroma gently, intensifies as the bubbles multiply. Buried underneath the canopy of the fluffy white bubbles you will find warming-orange-tinted water. I always use a sieve for my bubble bars as unfortunately I don’t have a mixed tap. I have the choice of a scolding hot tap or a freezing cold one.

In the sieve I like to run it under the hot tap as I feel that makes the most bubbles. I however find that not all bubble bars work in the same way. Some work best in a sieve if crumbled up (as above) where as others work better in a sieve in chunks. In regards to the Mumkin bubble bar, after much trial and error I’d probably advise you to sieve it in chunks. I found that crumbling it up weakened its beautiful scent somewhat.

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As for the Mumkin’s bubble bars ability to freshen up my tired and often dehydrated skin, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Not only is my skin soft and hydrated, it also feels refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day.

I really hope that Lush Cosmetics use the Mumkin’s scent in alternative future products, ever since I first tried the Mumkin bubble bar I haven’t been able to stop eating raspberries. I fear that if I don’t stop eating them soon I will turn into a Mumkin!



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Ylang Song Bath Bomb from Lush

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When I first got hold of the Oxford Street exclusive bath bomb Ylang Song, I wasn’t that excited. I have however said many times before and I will say it again now, never judge a bath bomb until you’ve seen it in the bath tub!

Ylang Song pronounced Yee-lang song has a very simple design, it is a brilliant white with one dried purple flower on its top. Although very plain I can’t help but think that it gives off a majestic vibe.

I love a big bath bomb and Ylang Song is more than reasonably sized. I am not quite sure where I plucked the majestic word from, it’s just such a refreshing white and has such a plain, uncomplicated design. Its royal-purple flower top just makes me think of Snow White.

I tend to favour the fruitier variety of bath bombs like Lava Lamp, Fizzbanger and Dragon’s Egg, it was because of this that I was a little weary of Ylang Song. Be that as it may, when I first had Ylang Song in my hands I found it to have a scent I actually quite liked. My doubt was long gone and I couldn’t wait to put Ylang Song in the bath!

I want to say that the Ylang Song’s scent is primarily floral, a mixture of ylang ylang and neroli oil along with the rose absolute gives the scent of this bath bomb a perfect level of added depth, this depth adds a zest to the traditional rose scent making Ylang Song unique in comparison to the products I would normally go for.

The first time I ever tried a Ylang Song bath bomb I wished that I had been recording its reaction in the bath water.  At first it was rather dull, spitting out frothy white bubbles as it charged around my bath tub, the one purple flower that was on its top was now abandoned, floating around all by itself looking very lost in such a big bath space. Just as I was about to write the Ylang Song bath bomb off, everything turned green!

The only way I could describe it is that it looks like the bath bomb throws up. (video footage available here.)

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Once the Ylang Song ‘threw up’ lots of multi-coloured petals also burst out of it, they floated delicately around in my bath tub, I felt like a Disney princess. The water was so silky and moisturising, my skin normally quite dehydrated was now refreshed and revived.

If you’re an in-and-out of the bath with no fuss type of Lushie then this bath bomb is a relatively good choice as it doesn’t really need rinsing out after.

I personally always have the bath rinsed out after any bath. Bath bomb or not as I’m a bit of a clean-freak, however I do understand that some people just don’t have the time. The petals are real petals so don’t dissolve or anything, obviously this is a little inconvenient however they were easy enough to collect up ready to be placed in the bin before pulling out the plug.

Every time I get a chance to visit Lush Oxford Street I now stock up on the Ylang Song bath bomb, sometimes the most basic looking products turn out to be the very best.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 19th of July 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
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Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb from Lush

Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb.pngIt’s crazy to think that Easter 2016 has already been and gone, the first 5 or so months of the year normally creep past making Spring and Summer appear to be just a myth… What feels like 10 minutes after new years eve is now May the 5th!? Better late than never, here is my review on the beautiful florally decorated, hot-pink, egg shaped bath bomb called the Fluffy Egg!

Sharing its scent with the much loved Christmas shower gel Snow Fairy, Fluffy Egg has always proved very popular with Lush fans, coming back as an Easter exclusive every year since its original release. If you haven’t experienced the Snow Fairy scent before, it’s a very sickly-sweet smell, think bubblegum, oodles of sugar and candy floss galore.

I am going to admit that I am one of the very few people that doesn’t get ridiculously excited about the Snow Fairy scent. It’s not at all unpleasant, in fact its a very likeable scent. I however have never had much of a sweet tooth so it’s never going to be my go to product. If I however was faced with the choice of a chocolate Easter egg or this Fluffy Egg bath bomb, I’d pick the bath bomb every time.


Upon hitting the water Fluffy Egg starts to fizzle away ferociously. Floating just beneath the surface of the water, Fluffy Egg immediately starts to change your bath water into a sea of pink magic. Although Fluffy Egg is a very fast fizzer its scent stays with you through out the whole of your bath.

Not only does Fluffy Egg’s scent stay with you right up until the last drop of bath water goes down the plug hole, it also lingers on your skin for the best part of the day after getting out. I wouldn’t say that this bath bomb was particularly moisturising.

Most Lush bath bombs hydrate my skin so much so that I do not have to moisturise myself after. With Fluffy Egg I however found my skin a little dry after I got out of the bath. I just wish I had a Snow Fairy scented body lotion as I hate the idea of masking its scent with another product entirely.

Luckily, since first writing this review in May 2016, Lush have blessed us all with a Snow Fairy body conditioner ( first released as a part of Lush’s 2017 Winter line). Although it’s not quite the same as a body lotion, it does a very similar job and it shares the same scent  as Fluffy so there’s not two different scents masking one of the other.

Fluffy Egg as I said above is a very quick fizzer, the quick fizzers sometimes dissolve away so fast that you don’t get to appreciate some of the patterns a bath bomb can make.

Although the pretty bath art made by the Fluffy Egg bath bomb is nowhere on par to the likes of many other bath bombs, I do love the colour pink so I can’t complain. Sometimes less is more.

I wish they did this bath bomb in a blue colour too. I know my nieces and nephews would LOVE to use these mini egg bath bombs but the boys would never speak to me again if I got them a pink present… So ungrateful! 😉

Overall I think Fluffy Egg is a great addition to Lush’s Easter line and I look forward to hopefully seeing it again in 2017.



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Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream from Lush

When I first got into Lush I was so focused on the bath bombs and bubble bars that the other products didn’t really have much of a chance to impress me. Bath bombs, bubble bars and shower jellies are unique to Lush, there’s not many other cosmetic companies that specialise in them and it’s those 3 specific, quirky products that initially got me into their store in the first place.

After I had pretty much exhausted every choice of bubble bar and bath bomb currently available at Lush I decided to try some more of their products. – Enter the Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream.

I knew of the Yuzu and Cocoa scent from the yellow bubbleroon that goes by the same name, I thought it had a beautiful scent but I always favoured the bigger bubble bars as I felt they were better value for money. When the flagship Lush store in Oxford Street opened their doors for the very first time one of its exclusive products was the Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream. 

As liquid shower products go, the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream is slightly thicker in consistency to others I have tried before, a little however goes a very long way. The tiniest of drops can clean my whole body as well as keeping my skin soft and well hydrated – there is no need to moisturise after using this.

The Yuzu and Cocoa scent is amazing, it’s like swimming in a sea of Jaffa Cakes. It really is my idea of heaven. My mum was pushing me around Sainsbury’s once and I had used the shower cream earlier that day, I noticed that I could really smell the box of jaffa cakes on the shelf, it wasn’t until a little while later when we were in the freezer section that I thought to myself wow I can still smell the jaffa cakes, I then realised it was in fact me that smelt like jaffa cakes! The Yuzu and Cocoa scent stays with you ALL DAY, I haven’t come across another Lush scent that lasts so long, it truly is beautiful.

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Packed with tonka, grapefruit and bergamot oils Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream is the perfect pick me up product, I always find using it lifts my mood. Since discovering Lush I have completely changed my mind set on grapefruit. Growing up I hated it but for some reason, every product that Lush creates with grapefruit in really, really impresses my nose. So there you go, Lush have persuaded me to break a habit of a lifetime, I now, thanks to this shower cream and the Frozen Bath Bomb, have a level of appreciation for grapefruit that I have never had before.

Lush Kitchen really need to make a whole load more Yuzu and Cocoa scented products as the bubbleroon and shower cream just isn’t enough for me any more, I NEED MORE! Imagine a Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly or body lotion, wow.

You have got to try the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream at least once, it is now also available in all Lush stores not just Oxford Street!  there really isn’t an excuse to not try it now, do it! you will not regret it.



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Frozen Bath Bomb from Lush

It blows my mind that the Frozen Bath Bomb was originally only available from Lush’s Oxford Street store. When Lush announced that it would become a staple store product in all stores and online I was well and truly over the moon.

I’m Disney mad (yes I do have other obsessions away from Lush.) Can you imagine the sheer level of excitement beaming out of me when I first found out about the Frozen bath bomb? A Lush product inspired by a much loved Disney film is in my personal princess-obsessed-opinion, the best idea that Lush have ever come up with.

I knew upon the release of this bath bomb that I needed to get my hands on it as soon as possible. I would have literally done anything to get it and eventually I DID! all of my thanks goes to a Lush Oxford Street employee that went above and beyond to help me get my hands them. Thank you so much Bella!

The Frozen bath bomb is a soft, pastel-blue colour with a darker blue streak through it. I guess you could describe it as having a snazzy, dark blue belt. The colours are iconic to the film, I cannot express how happy this bath bomb makes me, I’m a loser I know but it is just so beautiful.

If  you’re a fan of the Disney film with the same name, you’d know just from the bath bombs colours that it is inspired by the main character, Queen Elsa’s beautiful icy-blue dress. Although the Frozen bath bomb has a fairly simple design, it is in my personal opinion one of the prettiest Lush bath bombs that I have ever seen on face value and in action.

I obviously had no idea what this product even smelt like back when it was only an Oxford Street exclusive. I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like its scent as some Lush products simply  don’t get on with my nose. There was however no need to fret, this refreshing, solid ball of magic did not disappoint my delicate-princess nose at all.

I have tried to explain the scent so many times and even over a year since its release I still cannot find the right words. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious doesn’t even touch upon it.

The grapefruit and neroli oil in the Frozen bath bomb both work beautifully together. Neroli oil is actually scientifically proven to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain. For the likes of you and me, that means that the use of neroli oil increases the production of the happy hormone! maybe that is why the Frozen bath bomb has such a positive affect on me?

In theory, I should not like the scent of this bath bomb AT ALL, I have never been a huge fan of grapefruit and I would actually go as far to say that I despise grapefruit. Frozen has however changed my opinion on it. The bath bomb’s scent is both refreshing and uplifting, I cannot get enough of it.

The magic of the Frozen bath bomb however only truly starts when it is placed in your bath water. Every time I use the Frozen bath bomb I  fall even more in love with it, every swirl of pattern it makes is unique and I always find myself mesmerised by its beauty and graceful movement.

The first time I tried it I literally couldn’t stop taking photos, I can remember being kick-your-self gutted as half way through using it my iPad’s memory became full. BOO!

I don’t take the greatest of photos, my hands are very shaky as well as having poor grip. How I have never dropped my camera in the bath is a miracle, I have actually insured all of my gadgets for water damage so although I’d scream the house down it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

It is a shimmery bath bomb, once upon a time I actually used to avoid the shimmery Lush products as, as much as I love all things sparkly, the thought of it being all over my body and potentially in my eyes freaked me out, before I knew about the Frozen bath bomb I voiced my fear of bath bomb glitter to the sales assistant in my local store.  (I think we were talking about Space Girl.)

She reassured me that no Lush product contains ‘glitter, glitter’, it’s more of a light cosmetic shimmer, hearing this, I tried some of the shimmery, natural-mica-based bath bombs and haven’t looked back. I did not look like I had lost a fight with a fairy, it really was just a light dusting of shimmer similar to the soft shimmer you find in some makeup such as bronzer or cream eye shadows.

The Frozen bath bomb is absolutely perfect, if Lush ever discontinued it I will be very sad to see it go. To this day I don’t think there has been another bath bomb from Lush that is as truly beautiful in use.

Blue is far from my favourite colour but there is just something so spellbinding about the light and blue bath art that the Frozen bath bomb creates.

I can swish around the water, watching the shimmer sparkle away after Frozen has fully dissolved well after the water has grown cold. It feels almost criminal when you pull the plug…


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Intergalactic Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Intergalactic Bath Bomb was first released as an Oxford Street exclusive back in 2015. A little over a year later it was made a permanent in store product. Originally only available in one shop in the world, Lush fans far and wide were naturally super excited to see it added to the everyday line. This was a very wise decision made by Lush as now the Intergalactic bath bomb is Lush’s best selling bath bomb EVER.

The Intergalactic bath bomb is a deep, dark blue with hot pink, yellow-gold and white patches. I would love to have a go of making my own one day. The colours used in this bath bomb clash so well, it’s a truly beautiful design, it’s almost too pretty to use.

Before I had tried the Intergalactic bath bomb my go to bath bombs when I needed a refreshing smack in the face was Avobath or Dragon’s Egg. Containing peppermint, grapefruit, vetivert and cedar wood oil the Intergalactic bath bombs scent more than stands out.

It’s primarily a peppermint scent, the grapefruit in it however adds a fruity and citrus sharpness to it, it’s a very hard scent to describe and really is one you have to experience to appreciate.

At first I was really unsure on the Intergalactic bath bombs scent, my friend Bella had kindly sent it in the post to me all the way froom Lush Oxford Street, alongside the Intergalactic I also got a Frozen and a The Experimenter bath bomb in that same parcel.

All 3 of these scents are some of Lush’s most powerful and I think I just got a little overwhelmed. Once I had the Intergalactic on its own that’s when I fell in love with everything about it.

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The Intergalactic bath bomb soon became one of my favourite products from Lush, with it being so rich with peppermint oil I often use it to help with a symptom of my long term illness, nausea. A quick dip in an Intergalactic bath really does help me manage it better.

When the Intergalactic bath bomb first hits the bath water, it instantly fizzes up with a  blue foamy hiss.  As it fizzes away yellow, white and pink streaks begin to spiral out of it. Once the outer foamy layer disappears it begins to dance around the waters surface.

Once in the water it doesn’t take very long for the Intergalactic bath bomb to introduce you to its secret ingredient, popping candy! The popping candy is hidden inside of the Intergalactic bath bomb, slow but loud pops last right up until the bath bomb is fully dissolved.

Even though I have been using the Intergalactic bath bombs since 2015 I often forget about the popping candy, it always seems to take me by surprise which in turn makes me smile. 😊

What appears on first glance to be a very dark and mainly blue bath bomb actually creates some seriously colourful and super impressive bath art.

It turns your bath water a beautiful and deep shade of blue, it’s is so shimmery that it reminds me of the night sky. Inspired by the Milky Way, I like nothing more than to sit back and relax in its waters, becoming the guardian of your very own, do it yourself, miniature galaxy.

An Intergalactic bath could really only be described as the bath equivalent of a deep space adventure, however on this occasion no astronaut suit is required. Your birthday suit will be more than adequate attire for this space age, bathing experience!



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Lava Lamp Bath Bomb from Lush

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Back on the 24th of April 2015 Lush opened the doors of their brand new, London based Flagship store. They couldn’t have come across a better shop space. Located slap bang in the middle of the central line tube stations, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court road.

Lush Oxford Street is the largest Lush shop in the world. Boasting 3 floors, it has plenty of space for all of the Lush junkies that venture there to explore.

When the opening of the shop was announced, the Lush community was alight with excitement. Often described as the cosmetics equivalent of Disney land, Lush Oxford Street is every Lush fans dream come true.

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Not only was there a massive new flagship store opening up, Lush Oxford Street would also contain over 100 never-before-released exclusive Lush Oxford Street products!

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to the new Oxford Street store until mid August 2015. I was however still lucky as despite no personal visit, friends had posted a couple of products to me to tide me over.

When I did eventually make it to the store, I was incredibly overwhelmed. With so many new and exciting products to choose from I really didn’t know where to start. On my very first visit I was adamant that I wouldn’t leave a stone unturned. I thought I had managed to see it all, I hadn’t. Of course I was more than happy to arrange another trip back once or twice. No damage done, if you don’t include the dent in my bank account anyway…

The first exclusive product I decided to use was the Lava Lamp bath bomb. It smells absolutely delicious and is what I will be reviewing today.

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Some say that the Lava Lamp bath bomb smells the same as chocolate orange, I  however do not agree. I love chocolate orange and Lava Lamp (although very orangey) isn’t in my opinion chocolate orange.

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The Lava Lamp bath bomb was actually recalled by Oxford Street in 2015. I honestly never had a problem with it myself. Some people however said that the ‘purple bits’ kept falling out and that the purple and orange had stained their bath.

When using Lush products in the bath tub I have one rule that helps to avoid any bath bomb mishaps. I always make sure that my bath is spotlessly clean, I know it’s a lot of effort but who wants to get in to a dirty bath anyway? it is the bath grime that the colours mainly cling to, therefore the cleaner your tub the better!

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Thankfully Lush have now reformulated Lava Lamp and it is back as an Oxford Street exclusive. It’s not much different from the previous version but I can see that they have improved it ever so slightly. I say ‘slightly’ as I believe the original was already perfect, I was literally gutted that it had been taken away so suddenly. The reformulated bath bomb’s purple bits however now do not fall out, the bath also only needs a quick rinse with the shower head rather than a scrub and rinse.

In my opinion Lava Lamp is the most creative and well thought out bath bomb ever made by Lush. The name didn’t make sense until I had actually used it, I fell in love with it as soon as I realised why it was called Lava Lamp.

Lava Lamp is a bright almost fluorescent-orange, it looks like it has been taken straight out of the 60’s,  The purple dots as described above are in fact tiny chips of solid oil.  As the bath bomb fizzes away, the solid oil breaks free and sinks to the bottom of the bath tub. As the oil warms up in the water it slowly turns to liquid and rises – just like a lava lamp does when you switch it on.

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The only thing about this bath bomb is that you do have to rinse off your body with the shower hose before getting out.  The first time I ever used it I couldn’t rinse off because my boyfriend had used all of the hot water from the showers supply, he loves a long, hot shower.

Instead of rinsing it off I had to pat my self down with a towel, I was worried it would stain but it didn’t, the towel washed out in the washing machine easy peasy. Now they have reformulated it, it rinses off of your skin a lot easier than it used to. It is a lot more practical than previous versions. I hope that Lava Lamp sticks around this time!



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Think Pink Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Think Pink bath bomb might be quite a bit smaller than many of the bath bombs currently available in Lush however do not be fooled. I have said this before and I will say it again, never judge a bath bomb until you’ve given it a go in the bathroom.

This hot pink bath bomb decorated with cute, candy-flowers is quite the sight for a self confessed pink-a-holic. Although I will admit that my nose didn’t at first detect all of its supposed ingredients.

The fair trade vanilla absolute is probably (to me) the most prominent scent in the Think Pink bath bomb. In complete contrast, I would have never known that the Think Pink bath bomb also had neroli oil in. My nose just doesn’t seem to pick up on it. The bath bomb’s scent however does have a gentle, zesty edge to it and I imagine this being because of the neroli oil.

Alongside the vanilla and neroli oil are tonka absolute and lavender. In my head I really  wasn’t sure if all of these ingredients would work well together, I however had a few sniffs of it in the shop and was sold straight away.

Tonka, lavender and neroli oil have since become some of my favourite Lush product ingredients. Ever since I first tried the Think Pink bath bomb I have always made sure that I have one or two to hand for the times I crave a sweet-treat bath.

I adore this bath bombs scent, there isn’t anything much better than being surrounded in Think Pink’s glory, it calms my mind, body and soul. Against my original belief, Think Pink has the perfect combination of ingredients to help me relax and wind down after a long, hard day.

The first time I used Think Pink in the bath I literally had no idea of its surprise ingredient, confetti love hearts! – I know some people are afraid of small and slightly random objects in their bath however these confetti love hearts dissolve away as you bathe, just like the bath bomb did initially. They aren’t scary at all, I promise.

As the description  in the Lush catalogue says, Think Pink really is like a hug in bath form.


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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 19th of May 2015, I have updated it several times as with time my photos have become better as has my Lush product knowledge. Thank you for popping by my blog! – Lulu from Lush Upon A Time 

Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar from Lush

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Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is yet another Lush Oxford Street, Easter exclusive.

Some of you however may have been lucky enough to pick one or two of these up from the Lush Kitchen last week.  That particular batch sold out within minutes, if you managed to get just one I’d very much like to shake your hand as you’ve a good set of super, speedy fingers!

Prior to last weeks Kitchen release Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar was only ever available from the Oxford Street store.  I guess the sheer exclusiveness of this product was the catalyst that made the Kitchen batch sell out so very quickly.

On paper the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar sounds amazing, being a HUGE fan of anything remotely citrusy I just had to check this bubble bar out before Easter 2016 came to an end.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s main ingredient is Brazilian sweet orange oil, this essential oil is very popular within Lush products.  Not only does it smell delicious, it also has skin brightening properties.  Its sweet tangy scent is the perfect pick-me-up should you find yourself down in the dumps.

The first thing that you notice about Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar besides its uplifting scent is how very pleasing it is on the eye.  The deep pink, summer orange and dazzling yellows that this product consists of all blend together beautifully.  each swirl of colour compliments each other making it that little bit more eye catching than other products.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved Alice in Wonderland stories, the rabbit hole is where Alice fell to end up in ‘Wonderland.’ When you look at it, the gentle swirl-design of this bubble bar does have a very hypnotic and wacky look about it…

Lush make so many attractive products that sometimes you can get a little overwhelmed.  The thought of breaking up this gorgeous bubble bar made me a little sad, I very nearly didn’t.  I however know that Lush pride themselves on the fact that their products are fresh so wanted to use this exclusive bubble bar in its prime.

In diameter the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is similar to the super chunky bubble bar The Comforter.  It however isn’t as thick, I’d say it’s probably about half of its size in depth.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s thinness in comparison to the chunky bubble bars that Lush have on offer mean that this bubble bar won’t stretch over as many baths as I had grown accustom to with the likes of Brightside and The comforter.

The Comforter bubble bar would make me 8 maybe 9 generously bubbled-bubble-baths.

After experimenting a couple of times with the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar I recommend that you use at least half of it per bath. Using a quarter of it left me with only a light blanket of bubbles and hardly any scent at all.

Included in Down the Rabbit Hole’s ingredients are various types of lustre making the bath water underneath the canopy of bubbles sparkle away.

I know some people think lustre is glitter, the mere mention of it being an ingredient within a cosmetic product makes some literally run for their lives.  I am not sure how many times I have actually addressed this in my blog as people ask me about it all the time.  ‘Lush glitter’ isn’t scary at all, it actually makes for a very pleasant, bathing experience.  I feel as though I need to dedicate a paragraph like this to all of my lustre-infused-product reviews.

In my own words I would describe ‘lustre’ as cosmetic shimmer, it is very similar if not the same ingredient that you can find in various make up products such as bronzer.

I was so excited to try this product and by all means I enjoyed the bubble bath it created, I just wish its scent was a little more apparent.  Looks wise this bubble bar is one of the prettiest that Lush have provided us.  I however wouldn’t go out of my way to get more as I prefer the products with stronger scents.

What did you guys make of this bubble bar?



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