Scrub Scrub Scrub Shower Scrub from Lush

Scrub Scrub Scrub Shower Scrub.pngScrub Scrub Scrub is Lush’s most recent potted-shower-scrub release. It was only a few weeks ago that I was talking about the growing popularity of black Lush products in my The World’s Smallest Disco review. The Scrub Scrub Scrub Shower Scrub is yet another, brand new black product.

I have found that when it comes down to the black products, the people within the Lush community either get really excited about trying them or they freak out asking why anyone would use such a product in the bath or shower (a place you get in to get clean.)

At first I too felt a little alarmed at the idea of bathing in Bewitched‘s or Secret Arts’ black waters but I tried them and I had nothing but a positive experience with both. – Clean up included! It was therefore a no brainer to give Scrub Scrub Scrub a go and I am so pleased that I did.

This scrubs consistency is very similar to the likes of the Magic Crystals shower scrub. Its ingredients include charcoal, blackberry, lime, blackcurrant and plenty of fine sea salt making it the perfect go-to product for an all over exfoliation.

It doesn’t share a scent with another Lush product but it does remind me of the, The Comforter bubble bar a little. It’s got the same blackcurrant twang but its scent is more coarse, it gives off very autumnal vibes.

It actually reminds me of Autumn because it smells just like the fruit pies my nan used to make after having us all out picking hundreds upon hundreds of berries.scrubscrubscrubWM

I am always honest in my reviews and I admit that a small part of me still feels a small amount of panic whenever I first take off Scrub Scrub Scrubs lid. I think it’s a psychological thing. It’s just such a bizarre coloured product to put all over your body when the main goal for your shower/bath is to clean yourself.

I have however not had any bad experiences with Scrub Scrub Scrub. NONE. People expect to come out of the shower looking like a chimney sweep but that’s not the case at all.

Yes, it can get a little messy during use but it rinses off just fine and without having to use another product such as a shower gel. Shower walls included! As I said earlier, it’s a psychological thing, once you get past its colour you start to realise how good of a product it actually is. It hydrates your skin, absorbs all of your pores impurities while also buffing away all of your dead, dry skin.

To use all you have to do is scoop out a small amount from the pot and work it into your skin just like you would a shower gel. A little amount does go a long way but please feel free to over indulge. With any exfoliator I recommend that you pay particular attention to any dry patches you may have such as knees and elbows.

Scrub Scrub Scrub leaves your skin softer in appearance as well as to touch. Its fruity fragrance remains on your skin long after using it too.

Apart from its repetitive name (I’ve read and written the word ‘scrub’ so many times now that my brain is starting to question if it’s even a real word!) I actually really like this product. I am so glad that I didn’t let its colour deter me. Scrub Scrub Scrub is a fantastic addition to the potted shower scrubs. Lush – thank you for yet another beautiful product!



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FOMO Jelly Face Mask from Lush


FOMO Jelly Face Mask is one of 5 brand new face masks that Lush released in July 2017. Face masks aren’t new to Lush but ones made into jellies are! To look at, the jelly face masks resemble an ordinary Lush shower jelly, however they are used very differently. I had seen pictures of the jelly masks from the Lush Summit 2017 back in February, unfortunately they weren’t however for sale and were simply there only as a display to show the world all of the things to come…

We however didn’t have to wait long as back in July the jelly face masks became available in all stores. I always use a clean tea spoon when it comes down to getting Lush face masks out of their pot. I use a spoon to apply the fresh face masks too, I feel it helps the product to last longer, so many people complain about the fresh face masks having such a short shelf life. My method for using a spoon is to stop any cross contamination happening, grabbing a chunk of it out of the pot with your fingers is quick and easy BUT it risks the chance of bacteria from your hands getting in to the rest of the product that you want to save for another time. Using your fingers even if washed well can leave the leftover product to go mouldy very quickly. Since I started using Lush face masks with a spoon my face masks last months and months passed their sell buy if kept in the fridge too.

Containing calamine powder, neroli oil and rose absolute, there are certain elements to FOMO that remind me ever so slightly of the Don’t Look at Me fresh face mask and the Rose Jam shower gel.

When it comes down to the application of the jelly masks it is completely different from how you would apply the fresh ones. Once you’ve spooned a grape sized amount of jelly from the pot you then work it in your hands to form a paste. This action is very similar to what you do when using the fresh face cleansers however you do not add water.

Unlike the fresh face masks the new jelly face masks do not need to be kept in a fridge, I however do store them in a fridge. Jelly masks also have a much longer shelf life than their fresh-face-mask equivalents. You can easily get 6 to 8 masks out of just the one pot. It  forms up a paste very quickly and application is mess-free, quick and easy. After 15 minutes it is time to take the face mask off, I use a hot and wet flannel. It comes off easily and no residue is left on my face at all.

Once the face mask was off my face felt brand new, the redness had gone down and my face was super soft and perfectly hydrated.



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Let the Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser from Lush

Let The Good Times Roll Fresh CleanserIt wasn’t until I had, had my Validation Facial treatment at the Lush Oxford Street Spa that I started to appreciate Lush’s fresh face and body cleansers. I had used Let The Good Times Roll several times before but up until the Validation facial I had no idea of how beneficial it was for my skin.

The Let the Good Times Roll scent is one of my all time favourites from Lush, it’s truly beautiful. My husband calls it ‘the one that smells like popcorn’. I agree with him but it’s so much better than just popcorn, I can’t quite put my finger on it, it just smells delicious. If I could have had our wedding cake made to taste just like Let the Good Times Rolls Fresh Cleanser smells – I honestly wouldn’t have shared a single slice.

Let the Good Times Roll fresh cleanser is perfect to use on both your face and body, I tend to use it just on my face as it is the ideal balance of what I need in a facial cleanser. It is super gentle and not only cleanses but also exfoliates and soothes your skin too.

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Before discovering Let the Good Times Roll I had never used a product made for your face that was good at both exfoliating and hydrating. Another great ingredient in the cleanser is cinnamon powder, this ingredient not only adds to this products scent but it also stimulates your skin leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. After I have used it I always have beautifully soft skin.

I feel this cleanser benefits my skin so well that it was actually the one I used for my face every day in the run up to my wedding. The makeup artist I had booked to come do my makeup on the day said that she could really see the difference to my skin since the last time she had seen me on my trial hair and makeup day. She said my skin was no longer dry and also commented on how fresh and soft it appeared.

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Let The Good Times Roll face and body cleanser has completely changed my opinion on skincare. Before I had tried it all the other products I had come across that promised to both exfoliate and equally hydrate my skin left my face oily and yucky. It has taken my dry combination skin and changed it for the better, there’s no other product that cleanses, softens and buffs quite like it. For the first time ever I feel confident without makeup on.

At first I was a little weirded out by the fact bits of popcorn were mixed into it but I now know the popcorn is an excellent ingredient for both oil absorption and exfoliation. On occasion I also use Let The Good Times Roll on my chest and neck too as I get dry patches of skin there as well, particularly in the Summer months.

A little of Let The Good Times Roll also goes a long way, all you need is a small pinch of it for your face, you then add a drop of water and mix it into a paste in the palm of your hand, I then work it gently into my face before rinsing it off with a clean flannel and hot water. My favourite thing about Let The Good Times Roll is however its scent, it stays on your skin for the best part of a day after using it, I wish that Lush could bring out more products with this scent, if they did I think I’d go bankrupt collecting it all! Let The Good Times Roll is by far one of the best Lush products I have used, it smells great and does an excellent job, there will always be a pot of it in my house.



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Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb from Lush

After falling head over heels in love with 3 out of the 4 newly released jelly bombs I was delighted to see that Lush had yet another up their sleeve. The Lush Kitchen announced that on the 14th of August 2017 a small and very limited amount of brand-new-to-the-world, Snow Fairy Jelly Bombs would become available to order. Although I am desperately trying to save money for next months Lush Showcase, I couldn’t help myself and grabbed a few.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, I have a feeling that the Snow Fairy jelly bombs will be a part of this years Lush Winter line, therefore potentially being available at the Showcase next month. For everyone that missed out on getting one of these jelly bombs through the Lush Kitchen, I am keeping my eyes peeled and my fingers crossed that my prediction of them becoming available everywhere comes true!

Design wise the Snow Fairy jelly bomb is decorated just like the other jelly bombs, quite unique to anything Lush has created before, each individual jelly bomb has its own shape included in its exterior design, for example, Snow Fairy has a star and the Dark Arts jelly bomb has a mysterious and magical looking eye.

Jelly bombs look and work just like the average Lush bath bomb, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is that the jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead of just either creating foam or changing the colour of your bath water. Although I was initially a little freaked out at the idea of bathing in what I imagined to be thick gloop, I found that this wasn’t the case at all and the experience of sharing a bath with a Lush jelly bomb was in fact very pleasant.

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The magic jelly ingredient in Lush’s jelly bombs is sodium alginate, this is what creates the jelly that floats on the top of your water. I have had a lot of people comment on my Instagram account that they just can’t bring themselves to try a jelly bomb as they fear the consistency. It really isn’t like wading through gunge though, it’s very much like any other bath bomb, it is however a lot more moisturising.

Much like the other jelly bombs I have tried before, the Snow Fairy hisses away sending a burst of white foam with the odd speck of pink across the water surface as soon as it hits the water. Its scent is sugar-sweet, there is a Snow Fairy scented product list as long as my arm. In the Winter it is one of Lush’s biggest sellers, last year (2016) Lush released the brand new Snow Fairy body conditioner I loved it and I am hoping that the Snow Fairy jelly bomb is this year’s Snow Fairy scented Winter line newbie.

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Just like the Big Sleep jelly bomb, once Snow Fairy hits the water it begins to bob around,  I noticed that the Snow Fairy jelly bomb reacted to being added to the water in exactly the same way as the Green Coconut jelly bomb does, the Dark Arts jelly bomb seems to explode of jelly within seconds, where as the Snow Fairy and Green Coconut jelly bombs take their time.

I didn’t like the Snow Fairy scent that much when I first got into Lush, it did however grow on me and now I always look forward to seeing what product Lush create next with its scent. If the Snow Fairy jelly bomb does become a part of this years Winter line, I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Father Christmas bath bomb again… (also Snow Fairy scented).

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For scent and design the Snow fairy jelly bomb gets a 10 out of 10 from me, in my opinion it is by far the prettiest of the jelly bombs, I am however biased as I have never been able to resist anything pink or anything that includes stars.

The only thing I noticed about the Snow Fairy jelly bomb in comparison to the others is how long it took to dissolve. I have the patience of a saint but after 25 minutes I ended up crushing what remained of the jelly bomb up in my hands. This task isn’t easy, with the jelly bits covering most of what remained, it was like playing catch with a fish, which I guess would be quite fun for kids.

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Be that as it may, upon getting out of the Snow Fairy jelly bomb bath, my skin did feel amazingly soft and just as moisturised as when I had used the other jelly bombs. The effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced in a cosmetic product before. The Lush jelly bombs are a game changer in regards to skincare, even after a day has passed, your skin still feels soft, smooth and fabulous after sharing a bath with a jelly bomb.

If you find the Snow Fairy scent too sweet, (I did at first myself, don’t feel like an outsider) you’ll be pleased to know that even though its scent does stay with you, it is no where near as strong as when the jelly bomb is first in your hands. It stays on your skin for the best part of the next day but has a very gentle, soft and pleasant aroma. Like the scent that the So White bath bomb has, I find it really comforting.



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Green Coconut Jelly Bomb from Lush

Green Coconut Jelly BombWhen I heard of Lush’s latest invention the Jelly Bath Bomb, I was a little weirded out but equally curious and excited too. The Lush Jelly Bombs look just like an ordinary Lush bath bomb they however have a magic ingredient, sodium alginate. This ingredient is what divides the normal bath bombs to the jelly ones. Jelly bombs are meant to work in exactly the same way as the normal bath bombs, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is, instead of just exploding with colour jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead.

Although I was initially a little freaked out at the idea of potentially bathing in slime, I found my first experience with the jelly bombs very pleasant. I tried the Dark Arts one first as I thought I’d hate that one the most, upon using it I was shocked at how much I had enjoyed it. It made for a very lovely bath. Which of course left me feeling terrible, (as always) as I had yet again doubted Lush by questioning Lush’s decision to release such a ‘weird’ product.

The Green Coconuts scent was not what I had expected at all, the clue of it being coconutty is in its name but I was expecting it to be very similar to the Big Calm shower jelly and Yellow Submarine bath bomb. I feel it is a lot smokier than Big Calm, it also has a splash of spice from the cinnamon leaf oil in it. When I first had it in my hands there were aspects of it that reminded me of the Yog Nog bath bomb, this association didn’t however last as soon after that I decided that I thought it smelt like korma sauce.

Once I had the korma sauce comparison in my head it was all I could smell, it made me worried to use it, a korma is one of my favourite meals but this didn’t mean I wanted to bathe in it?.

Instantly after coming into contact with the water Green Coconut begins to spin, spreading green foam across its surface. I noticed that unlike the Dark Arts jelly bomb, the Green Coconut foam took a lot longer to form into a jelly layer. It also didn’t have nearly as much as the Dark Arts had too.

It’s scent once in the bath became a lot more subtle, I was glad of this as it was now a fragrance I was happy to bathe in, although it did still leave me craving an Indian takeaway.

Eventually a layer of silky smooth jelly formed on the baths surface, my skin had never felt so well nourished before, the effect the seaweed based sodium alginate ingredient has on your skin is like nothing I have experienced while using Lush before, I am so, so impressed so much so that I am struggling to put it into words.

After about 10 minutes the jelly dissolves into just bath water, it thickens the water ever so slightly but in a smooth way, the water just feels so much softer. Green Coconut is by far the most moisturising baths I have had to date. If silk could be made into liquid form I suspect the bath water that Green Coconut creates would be it. I honestly believe that my skin wouldn’t feel this hydrated and soft even if I went swimming in a gigantic pot of Sleep body lotion.

After everything has dissolved you’re left with bright green water, it’s not quite as bright as the Fizzbanger bath bomb‘s green, I’d describe it as more of a bright but pastel green. Overall I am really impressed with this jelly bomb, so much so that I have more on the way. What I thought was going to be a novelty product has opened my eyes and I now intend on trying every jelly bomb Lush ever create!



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Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub from Lush

Back when Lush Cosmetics was shiny and new to me, the first lip scrub from there that I tried was the Bubblegum lip scrub. I was seduced by its bright pink colour and until I actually tried it I had no idea of the true potential of Lush lip scrubs.

I use Lush lip scrubs all the time as I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. They are a quick and easy way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips; For everyday use or just for prepping your lips before adding a splash of colour.

No other lip scrubs exfoliate, hydrate and soften my lips better. I’m not sure what makes the Lush ones so much better than the rest performance wise, they just all seem to do the trick and with minimum effort too, (which is always a plus when you’re trying to keep up with the fast pace of the world we live in today!)

Today I am reviewing the Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub that was originally released in the Lush Kitchen back in August 2016. Luckily for those that missed it, as of the 10th of March it will be available for a limited time in the UK as it has been chosen as the leading lip product in Lush’s 2017 Easter range.Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub.pngThe Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub has the most amazing scent. What first hits you on the opening of this mini jar is pure CHOCOLATE. Predictable? yes, but it is literally like a creation from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, there’s just something so special about it.

Alongside the chocolate there are also hints of orange, it really reminds me of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and when I think of that I think of Christmas!

The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar, it’s amazing how something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. The fact that it is so good makes me question other companies that make products for the purpose of exfoliation, in particular those that use unnatural ingredients such as plastic microbeads…

Not only do they not work as well but they also do more harm than good to our environment.

There is a very interesting article written about the use of microbeads in cosmetics on the Lush website, the full article can be found here. For the purpose of this review I have pulled a short paragraph from it to better explain the problems with using unnatural ingredients in cosmetics.

‘Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries, harming marine life and entering the food chain. The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.”

Not only do Lush’s natural products work but they also help us maintain a healthy planet. Sometimes less is more and if all of the ingredients are natural and cruelty free, even better!chocolate lIP Scrub 2To use Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub, put the smallest amount onto your finger then gently buff onto your lips. The sugar helps smooth any bits of your lips that don’t appear perfectly polished, (dead or dry skin being the most popular culprit).

Once you have finished buffing your lips I then add a dab of Lush lip balm (Rose Lollipop being my current weapon of choice.)

The sugar lip scrubs are also in fact great for moisturising the lips because of the jojoba oil in them. I however like to finish off with an extra layer of lip balm just so that I keep on top of having beautifully hydrated lips. Lush Sugar scrubs and lip balm really are the winning combination of lip products for soft, smooth and kissable lips.

If you haven’t tried a Lush Sugar lip scrub yet then please do. You won’t be able to live without it and you’ll want to collect them all!



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 31st of August 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


Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner from Lush

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When I see that the Lush Kitchen had added never-before-been-released Body Conditioners to their menu I squealed with delight. With my impending wedding only a few months away I could only afford 1 out of the 6 available. Choosing which one was such a hard decision to make, I however decided on the Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner as it shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb.

The Blackberry bath bomb is my favourite night time product. Magic is real, no other bath bomb helps me to wind down after a hard day better than the Blackberry. For me, Blackberry really does have magical properties because every time I use it I almost fall asleep in the bath, as a diagnosed insomniac this is a revelation and a half!

Although the Sultana of Skin body conditioners name doesn’t sound or is in any way familiar to the Blackberry bath bomb, I can safely say, now that I have my gigantic pot of it that it does share its scent and it is heaven in a tub.15965351_1908166806079205_2884945557339576823_nI always grab a small amount of a Lush body conditioner and then begin to work it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin such as my elbows.

The Sultana of Skin body conditioner has a beautifully smooth texture that is a similar consistency to not-bits yogurt. As with most Lush products, the smallest amount of Sultana of Skin body conditioner goes a very long way. For the first 2 uses I was still using the excess cream that was on the lid.

As much as I enjoy the Snow Fairy and Christingle body conditioners there’s just something that extra bit special about Sultana of Skin. The fact I love the Blackberry Lush scent so much obviously helps a lot but it’s how it feels on my skin that really impresses me.16142402_1908166819412537_5605533859635902812_n

The Snow Fairy body conditioner is a lot heavier than Sultana of Skin, both are however just as hydrating as the other. I like how light the Sultana of Skin feels on your skin and I feel out of all the body conditioners that I have tried it is the one that has left my skin in the best condition. My skin doesn’t feel greasy at all, it’s perfect.

I am so, so impressed with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner, if I wasn’t getting married in a few months I would definitely buy the Butterball and Big Blue too… Maybe even a cheeky Lemony Flutter as well because the cuticle butter equivalent is fantastic.

Hopefully they bring out smaller pots soon so that I can get them too, I don’t know how they will beat the quality of Sultana of Skin as it’s a pot full of heaven in my eyes. Lush are however very good at surprising me, they always go above and beyond with every new product release which is why I always get so excited!



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