The World’s Smallest Disco Bath Bomb from Lush

The World's Smallest Disco Bath BombThe World’s Smallest Disco Bath Bomb is brand new to Lush this year. Although it isn’t obvious upon first glance, it is in fact a product from Lush’s Winter 2018 collection. I decided to start my Winter reviews with the, The World’s Smallest Disco bath bomb as it’s a product that doesn’t scream the C word; CHRISTMAS.

I have heard some people say a lot of this years Winter line isn’t Christmassy enough, I’m afraid I’m on team Scrooge and disagree, Winter is about so much more than just Christmas, Autumn too. The less Christmassy the better for me, especially when it’s only just turned October… There’s plenty of time for all things Christmas once we reach December!

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Over the last few years Lush have designed and released several black coloured products, in 2017 we were introduced to the brand new Secret Arts jelly bomb and Bewitched bubble bar too. Back then myself and my very white bath were naturally wary about bathing in the darkest of black bath-water and this was the case for many others which is why I guess Lush hadn’t made many (if any), black-bathing products previously.

Regardless of my wariness, I did give both of the aforementioned black products a go and even though I thought I wouldn’t enjoy either, I in fact REALLY enjoyed both.

As you can see from the above photographs the, The World’s Smallest Disco bath bomb is yet another black product. Seeing as I had enjoyed both Secret Arts and Bewitched I had an open mind about the, The World’s Smallest Disco. It has a similar design to the Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb (the multicoloured bath bomb discs that decorate it). Designed to look just like a disco ball you can’t help but feel drawn to it.

The World’s Smallest Disco bath bomb contains several uplifting and feel-good ingredients. Persian lime and grapefruit oil leave not only your skin feeling refreshed but also your mind too. Just like the Golden Wonder bath bomb, The World’s Smallest Disco also contains cognac oil, this gives its bitter citrus scent a warming edge.

I don’t like to complain but I can’t help but mention the steep price of The World’s Smallest Disco, I don’t normally go into pricing in my reviews but it’s currently available at just over £5. For £5 I want the bath bomb to sing and dance, I assume this price is because of the cognac oil as Golden Wonder has gone up in price a huge amount too. I did say in previous reviews from 2017 that I’d begrudge spending anymore than £4.95 on a single use product, I am therefore a little disappointed that this bath bomb is so expensive.

I do however completely appreciate Lush’s ethics and the fact that cruelty free ingredients do cost more to source etc, I am just a little taken back as it’s a lot more than I had expected. To warrant me buying any more it really had to be an all singing, all dancing, bath time extravaganza.

As soon as the, The World’s Smallest Disco comes into contact with the bath water there is an explosion of silver/grey foam. As the bath bomb dances around your bath, spewing lime scented foam, the multicoloured bath bomb discs slowly come loose from the bath bomb, just as the ones in Luxury Lush Pud do. Once it’s fully dissolved you are left with pitch black bath water decorated with multicoloured dots. It reminds me of a starry nights sky on a clear night, (if stars were multicoloured anyway.)

The scent of the bath bomb diminishes somewhat after it’s dissolved and doesn’t last the whole bath. A soak in a World’s Smallest Disco bath does however leave my skin feeling soft and refreshed, which is a trait I really like a bath bomb to have. At the end of the bath it also all went down the plug hole with no fuss. There was no mess at all, as long as your bath is clean and doesn’t have any soap scum on it prior to using this bath bomb you’ll be fine, even with its dark colour.

Overall I did thoroughly enjoy using this bath bomb, the price does however put me off a little, it’s one I would like to use again but will be saving for special occasions only because of how expensive it is.



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Kiss Me Quick Wash Card from Lush

Kiss Me Quick Wash CardThe Kiss Me Quick Wash Card is a brand new product that is a part of the Lush 2018 Valentine’s range. If you remember last years line up, you’ll probably be familiar with the ‘Kiss Me Quick’ name. This Kiss Me Quick wash card is however not to be confused with last years Kiss Me Quick business wash card.

There are several of these ‘soap paper’ products available from Lush right now, you can find them in a variety of different colours and scents. That being said, the wash cards are relatively unexplored by myself. This is where I admit that I am fairly new to this type of product, I think this particular wash card is my 4th or 5th one to try? Even though I have got on really well with all of the ones I have tried previous to this, I still can’t shake away the thought that the wash cards are more of a novelty product than anything else.

Novelty product or not, the idea behind Lush’s wash cards is really clever. With it being a paper-like consistency, it weighs less than a shower gel and of course, it is ‘naked’. This in the world of Lush means a packageless product but I’m pretty sure if you are reading this, that you knew that already. Whether you think that the wash cards are a novelty or not they can prove to be a useful product when it comes down to travelling. They’re small, light and where they are not liquid, they can be taken on to planes etc.

The Kiss Me Quick wash card is roughly about the size of my hand making it a lot bigger than the Kiss me Quick business and Butterbear cards. To use the Kiss Me Quick wash card all you need to do is rip a tiny bit off of it, followed by you then getting it wet and then beginning to work it in your hands the same way as you would a soap. This creates a decent lather almost instantly, leaving it ready to use just like a liquid shower gel or hand wash.

This years Kiss Me Quick wash card has a brand new Lush scent that hasn’t featured in any other product before. When I very first opened the box full of the Valentine’s goodies it was by far the strongest scented product in the collection. Even when it was the other side of the room I could still smell it.

I always struggle to describe scents but the first word that springs to my mind to describe the Kiss Me Quick wash card is sweet. It is such an intense sweet too, it makes the likes of the Snow Fairy shower gel appear subtle.

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Ingredients wise the Kiss Me Quick wash card includes mimosa, clove bud oil and tonka absolute, the clove bud oil adds a light spicy layer to the sweetness of the tonka. During use the scent does become more subtle which is its saving grace for me. If its scent was just as strong or even stronger during use I know I wouldn’t like it, its scent fresh out of the box really is an intense one to say the least.

After use my skin feels super smooth and remarkably hydrated which I did not expect from a wash card at all. The scent lingers on your skin for a few hours after using but at a much more friendlier level (for my nose anyway). Although the wash cards won’t ever replace my shower gels or creams they are worth having a few around just in case. For example I always have one in my purse because you never know when you may need some soap to wash your hands etc. Obviously the whole of the Kiss Me Quick wash card doesn’t all fit into my purse but split in half, it’s perfect and keeps my purse smelling crazy-fresh.

I thought of doing something a little bit different for this review, the Kiss Me Quick wash cards have become the number 1 selfie-prop of the Valentine’s season. I wanted to share a few of them with you all so this explains the photos below. I’m still waiting on a few more people to send theirs over to me (I will add them to this post when they do) but for now, here are some of the ones that I have received. A big thank you to all that took part, I have linked all of their Instagram accounts at the end of this post, please go give all of them a follow!

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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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Once Upon A Time Naked Body Lotion from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Giant Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

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The Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar returns back to Lush’s shelves year in, year out. I can’t actually remember a Lush Winter line without it being a fixture. It is yet another Lush product that is Snow Fairy scented, this is exciting for most of the Lush community but for the people that don’t particularly like the Snow Fairy scent, I can really appreciate your frustration in regards to yet another Snow Fairy product. Apart from the, The Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bar Magic Wand was the only other reusable bubble bar that returned this year (2017).

Winter 2016 brought us more reusable bubble bars than we have ever seen before in just one line. There was the Magic Wand, The Magic of Christmas, Santasaurus and Jester reusable bubble bars too. If you’ve read any of my previous reviews you’ll know that I’m normally not the biggest fan of the reusable bubble bars. I was therefore not surprised when only Magic Wand and the, The Magic of Christmas returned for 2017. I feel as though the majority of the reusable bubble bars are purely a novelty product more than than anything else. I also find that the majority of them just aren’t as colourful or vibrant in use as the ordinary bubble bars are.

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Lush clearly put a lot of effort into making the reusable bubble bars look beautiful and desirable but in my personal opinion, Lush tend to relax a little with them in regards to how well they work as an actual bubble bar. The Magic Wand reusable bubble bar alongside the, The Magic of Christmas reusable bubble bar are however the exceptions to this and I know this is why they both return every Winter without a doubt. The Magic Wand creates just as many bubbles and the brightest of pink water giving the, The Comforter bubble bar (an ordinary bubble bar) a serious amount of competition.

For me the Magic Wand reusable bubble bar ticks every box of the things I look for in a bubble bar. It looks princess-beautiful, smells fantastic, creates mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles, all while turning your bath water a sparkly and inviting shade of pink. Pink is my favourite colour so a Magic Wand bath is always a real treat for me.

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The Magic Wand reusable bubble bar creates a generous amounts of sugar-sweet scented, fluffy white bubbles in no time at all. I can easily get 6 baths out of just the one bubble bar which makes it incredible value for money. To use it all you have to do is hold it under the tap as you run your bath. Once you have the desired amount of bubbles you simply place it on the side so that it can dry, ready for you to use it again whenever you wish.

Magic Wand’s decoration is very basic but so, so cute. I love seeing a big pile of them all stacked up together in store. The bubble bar part is the pink star, the pink star is held up with a wooden lollipop stick, this makes the process of making bath bubbles so much easier as you don’t need to get your hands wet at all. The Lollipop stick is then finished off with one bell and a beautiful silver ribbon made into the perfect bow.

Although the Snow Fairy scent isn’t my favourite Lush scent, the colour of the water the Magic Wand creates well makes up for it. I say Snow Fairy isn’t my favourite but this by all means doesn’t mean I hate it, I just prefer the spicier or citrus scented Lush scents. The Snow Fairy scent however grows on me that little bit more with every Lush Christmas that passes. When it comes down to bubble quantity, the Magic Wand holds its own, I always get a copious amount of bubbles that last throughout my soak. The only negative is that it doesn’t leave my skin as soft or hydrated as I’d like.

Last year Lush however solved this negative for me with the release of the Snow Fairy body conditioner. Now all I have to do during a Magic Wand bath is slap a bit of body conditioner on my legs, knees and elbows. This leaves me feeling as soft as silk and because both products share a scent I don’t have to mix Lush scents either, I just smell of Snow Fairy through and through!



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