Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub from Lush

Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub

One of the very first products that I ever got from Lush was a pot of lip scrub, from the very first use I was hooked. Previous to this I had never used an exfoliator for my lips that worked better. I now only use Lush lip scrubs. Before the release of the Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub, Lush’s lip scrubs had always been sold in a glass 25g pot. Lush are however striving to change the cosmetic industry by creating packageless ‘naked’ products. Enter Lush’s NEW naked lip scrubs.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. I was blown away that a product with such a basic ingredient list worked so much better than any other expensive exfoliators that I had tried and hated. Caster sugar is the perfect ingredient for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Making a naked and solid version of their much loved potted lip scrubs is quite literally the best idea Lush have ever had.

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The potted lip scrubs work like a dream but since trying the naked versions I doubt i’ll be buying the potted versions ever again. Lush have managed to improve what I already deemed as perfect, I honestly raved about the potted lip scrubs but they are nothing compared to the new naked versions. Black Rose is from the Yummy Yummy Yummy scent family and therefore shares its scent with the much loved Roller bath bomb. It has a beautiful and light fruity scent and one that I don’t mind using on my lips at all.

The difference between the naked and potted lip scrubs apart from the obvious is that the naked lip scrubs are solid, when I have been asked to describe how the new naked lip scrub feels I always compare it to a sugar cube.

With the lip scrub being solid you can apply so much more pressure on your lips during application, it makes buffing away the dry bits of skin so much easier than it was before. If you have long nails like me then you’ll be pleased to know that there is also no more trouble fishing the product out of the pot. In the photo above I have already used the lip scrub 6 times. A little goes more than a long way and it works quickly and with minimum effort.

All you have to do is rub it on your lips in a similar way you would put lipstick on. Once you feel satisfied you then just wipe the sugar away to reveal smooth and lovely looking lips, some even just lick it off! it’s perfectly safe to do so too.

Another thing I noticed is how moisturising the Black Rose lip scrub was I wasn’t expecting that at all, especially considering that it’s a solid product. I am over the moon with the Black Rose naked lip scrub, I don’t think I have ever been more satisfied in a product before. I am so excited to try and review the others too.



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Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb from Lush

Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb

I have made it no secret that I am rather unhappy with Lush’s most recent decision to discontinue several of my all time favourite regular-line bath bombs, this unhappiness was intensified even more when I see that this year’s Winter line didn’t include the So White, Mistletoe, Northern Lights or Star Dust bath bombs. Product wise I feel that Lush have focused a lot more on their bubble bars this season, I love bubble bars so this isn’t the worst news but I adore a new bath bomb just as much. For me, this has left a lot riding on the Sherbet Dip Bath Bomb’s shoulders.

The Sherbet Dip bath bomb is a significantly large bath bomb, shaped to look like a giant sherbet lemon sweet, I can see why Lush fans with a sweet tooth have got all hot and bothered by it. Bright yellow in colour the Sherbet Dip bath bomb is full of lemony fresh citrus oils making it a great product to use when you’re running low on energy and need a pick-me-up. That last sentence is a description of me every day this time of year so of course I had to give this bath bomb a go.

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The Sherbet Dip bath bomb contains grapefruit, Sicilian lemon and lime oil. Each of these ingredients have been carefully selected and blended together to create an energising and refreshing bathing experience. As soon as the Sherbet Dip bath bomb hits the water it starts to fizzle and hiss while sending out waves of an energising, sweet-citrus fragrance.

Its scent isn’t quite the same as a Sherbet Lemon sweet but it does still pack a punch, it’s not as fierce as the likes of the Avobath bath bomb which I guess isn’t a bad thing if you like the tamer Lush scents. I really expected the Sherbet Dip bath bomb to contain some popping candy it however does not. Be that as it may I was still surprised when its green center was revealed!


If you’re looking for spectacular bath art then the Sherbet Dip bath bomb isn’t for you. In comparison to some of last years bath bombs (that didn’t come back this year) I just can’t see why this bath bomb has been chosen over them? I totally get that some bath bombs aren’t all about the bath art, the Blackberry bath bomb is a perfect example of a bath bomb you buy because of its scent and its calming ingredients rather than the show it puts on. I just don’t find the Sherbet Dip bath bomb that great of a scent or show. For its size I am surprised on how fast it dissolves too.

By all means it’s not a bad bath bomb I just feel as if Lush could have done a little bit more with it. Last years range was so much more creative, before I finish this review up I’d like to stress that Sherbet Dip’s scent isn’t at all unpleasant, a Sherbet Dip bath leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soft, the scent doesn’t however last on your skin at all and left me very underwhelmed.



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Butterbear Wash Card from Lush

Butterbear Wash Card

Last year (2016) I decided that I did in fact quite like the Butterbear bath bomb, when I first got into Lush I was one of those ignorant shoppers that just went for the brightest and biggest product never giving products like the Butterbear or Butterball a chance. It wasn’t until I used the Butterball shower gel that I realised just how moreish the Butterball scent family was.

The Butterbear Wash Card is a brand new Lush product that is a part of their recently released Winter line. There are several of these ‘soap paper’ products available from Lush right now. Before I tried the Kiss Me Quick wash card earlier this year I had always thought of the soap paper products as a bit of a novelty, Kiss Me Quick however opened my eyes so I couldn’t wait to give the Butterbear wash card a go.


The idea behind soap paper is that it is solid. Having a paper consistency means it weighs less than a shower gel and of course, it is naked and doesn’t need packaging. It is also the perfect product to travel with, it’s small, light and because it’s not liquid it can be taken on to planes etc. To use the Butterbear wash card all you need to do is rip a tiny square off of it, you then work it in your hands the same way as you would soap. It lathers up easy peasy and is surprisingly hydrating for your skin.

Although the wash cards won’t ever replace my shower gels or creams they are worth having a few around just in case, I always have one in my purse because you never know when you may need one.

In the Butterbear wash card Lush have captured the Butterball scent perfectly, it has the same soothing and warming, vanilla and cocoa-butter fragrance that I’ve loved ever since trying the Butterball shower gel. Apart from its scent, my favourite thing about the Butterbear wash card is how much use you got out of such a small amount of the product.

Pulling off his little leg wasn’t easy but he didn’t lose his leg in vain. I have seen a lot of people shocked by this wash cards smaller size, please don’t let this put you off of picking one up though. The Butterbear wash card is small but it runs rings around some of the larger products available at Lush, especially when it comes to how many uses you get out of just the one wash card, it’s a bargain!



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Once Upon A Time Body Lotion from Lush

Once Upon A Time Body Lotion

I’m still heartbroken from finding out that Lush didn’t bring the So White Bath Bomb back for Winter this year. However when I heard that Lush had brought out a body lotion that shared its scent I softened towards them a little. The sweet scent of fresh, crisp apples will always be welcome in my bathroom, whatever the format. The So White scent gets me every time, I can never, ever resist using it once I’ve caught a whiff.

The brand new Once Upon A Time Body Lotion is pastel green in colour and is of the same consistency as the Celebrate body lotion. I was surprised of its colour as I expected it to be a lot like the So White shower gel, white. Its name also got me very, very excited for obvious reasons, it’s my dream Lush product!

I have noticed that the Once Upon A Time body lotion doesn’t have many of the same ingredients as the So White bath bomb and shower gel. This made me a little weary, I thought that maybe it being So White scented was a false claim. At the Lush Showcase I tracked it down before any other product and was relieved and excited upon finding it as it smelt just as good as the bath bomb.

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Even though the bath bomb didn’t make a return this year its shower jelly equivalent did, Santa’s Belly is yet another Winter product that shares the So White scent. As soon as I had bought Once Upon A Time all I wanted to do was go home and use everything I had in its scent, finishing off with the Once Upon A Time body lotion of course.

After using Santa’s Belly in the shower it does leave my skin a little dry, I feel clean and fresh but I just need a little bit of extra moisture. Once Upon A Time body lotion has solved this problem for me, I can now put the body lotion on after I have got out of the shower and the best thing about it is that I am just adding to the Santa’s Belly, So White scent instead of masking it with another completely different scented body lotion. I hate combining scents if I can help it so this small fact makes me very happy indeed.

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I have used the Once Upon A Time body lotion every day since I got my pot at the showcase back on the 5th of September and it’s incredibly hydrating. My normal go-to body lotions have always been Celebrate and as of last year (2016) Sleepy. It’s nice to have something that smells completely different to use, what makes it even better is that the quality of Once Upon A Time is just as high end as the aforementioned body lotions too!

A little amount of Once Upon A Time goes a long way, when people say this about a product that isn’t solid there is a common misconception that it is runny, I wouldn’t say the formula was runny though, it’s just the right consistency and is quick and easy to rub in. Its scent also stays on your skin for a good 5 to 6 hours after applying it which is a bonus when you love the scent as much as I do. I will most certainly be stocking up on this before Winter 2017 is through.



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Plum Snow Bubble Bar from Lush

Lush’s Plum Snow Bubble Bar shares its scent with the hugely popular shower gel Plum Rain. Just like the shower gel it is a dark and sexy purple. Out of the wide selection of bubble bars released this Winter, I’d say that Plum Snow is the biggest as well as the best value for money.

The bubble bar in the photo above was actually made by me, I’m so ridiculously proud of myself (even though it was really easy) That’s not me belittling the Lush compounders by the way, what I achieved in 10 minutes they could do in seconds! It’s a skill I wish I had, making it was so much fun and such a therapeutic process.

The Plum Rain scent family is a fairly new one, the shower gel equivalent of Plum Snow was only released last Summer, it is fairly unexplored in other product formats, there has only been a shower gel and body spray prior to this, I was therefore really excited to hear of it coming out as a bubble bar. Plum Snow’s scent is one of the most interesting scents Lush have on offer, the scent is refreshing, warm and inviting, I can never get enough of it.

A very little amount of Plum Snow goes a very long way, due to the bubble bars size I was not expecting this at all. What I initially thought was fairly good value for money is actually incredibly good value for money. The smallest amount creates copious amounts of fluffy white bubbles and its scent once mixed with the hot water is just as delightful as the shower gel.

Plum Snow not only creates mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles but also turns your bath water a gorgeous shade of purple, it is such a deep and beautifully rich purple, it’s a colour you’d expect to see an evil queen’s cloak in, in a Disney film. There is just something so majestic about it. It’s actually a very similar shade of purple to the dresses my bridesmaids wore at my husband and I’s wedding earlier this year.

I just can’t get over how dazzling the water looks underneath the blanket of bubbles, it’s so pigmented and as I said above a little of the product goes a very long way, I used the smallest amount for the below photo!

Not only does Plum Snow smell and look delightful once in the bath, its waters are also silky smooth and fabulous at keeping your skin hydrated. Lying back in a Plum Snow bath is my idea of heaven after a long and hard day. It soothes away any tension and helps me get into a nice and relaxed state of mind.

The Plum Snow bubble bar has satisfied me in every which way, it ticks every box in what I like in a bubble bar and it made its way onto my favourite bubble bar list from first use. It’s huge, a little of it goes a long way, it smells incredible and creates so many bubbles and the most beautiful purple water. I really hope Lush continue to expand the Plum Rain scent through other products, a body lotion would be very welcomed into my home, hint, hint!



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Goth Fairy Shimmer Bar from Lush

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This precious little formation of melt is called the Goth Fairy Shimmer Bar, it was first released for Halloween 2016 and must have made quite the impression as it has made a return for Halloween 2017 too. There were so many brand new products last year that unfortunately some of the smaller less in-your-face products such as the Goth Fairy were overshadowed. This is why I had left reviewing it for so long. Now I have seen that it has made a return for a second year I guess I should spill how I feel about it…

Lush shimmer bars are basically massage bars but with shimmer. A bit like a body moisturiser you apply it to your arm legs and possibly chest, working it into your skin just as you would a massage bar. I have also heard of some using it on their face as highlighter. The Goth Fairies purpose is to adorn your skin in shimmer as well as decorate it with a light and fruity scent.

The Goth Fairy shimmer bar shares its scent with the discontinued and very much missed, Space Girl bath bomb. It glides on to your skin effortlessly and leaves your skin  looking and feeling well nourished with a subtle sparkle which is perfect for a night out.

The only negative I have on the Goth Fairy is its small size, I remember being presented with it last year and thinking, ‘oh… is that all of it?’. A little however does go a long way and it is a product you do use sparingly, that is unless you really do want to look like a real life fairy!

Overall I do like this product, it works brilliantly on your arms and legs and I feel it gives the illusion of your limbs being thinner and longer. This is obviously not something everyone will want out of it but for this purpose I will be taking a Goth Fairy with me on my honeymoon at the end of the month. Originally I thought that the Goth Fairy shimmer bar was a bit of a novelty product but after using it I can see myself always reaching for it for a night out. It wouldn’t be an everyday product for me but on the rare occasion that I do go out, I would definitely use it.



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Bewitched Bubble Bar from Lush

Bewitched Bubble Bar

I am still in mourning for Lush’s Blackberry bath bomb, it was unfortunately discontinued earlier this year and I am still very upset with Lush for taking this product away. It was the only non medicinal product in the whole world that had helped me kick insomnias butt. When I heard that Lush were bringing out a Blackberry scented bubble bar for the Halloween period, my heart thawed just a little at the thought. I knew at this point that the Bewitched Bubble Bar would either be a huge hit or a huge miss for me.

This relatively small bubble bar has been shaped into a black cat’s face, with big, bright yellow eyes Bewitched looks like a witches perfect sidekick. Once I had the Bewitched bubble bar in my hands I admit that I was disappointed by its smaller size. Everything however seems small when you have been spoilt rotten with the likes of the Comforter and Brightside bubble bar. What saved the day for me when it came down to Bewitch’s size was that a very little amount of it went a very long way bubble-wise.

I expected to get (at a push) 2 baths out of just the one Bewitched bubble bar, the first time I used it I broke it into 2 pieces with the thought of just adding the other half of it if I felt it was needed. I was pleasantly surprised that 1 half of the Bewitched bubble bar was more than enough, in fact it was too much, unless you are after a super over indulgent bath there is really no need to use any more than one third of it.

Once the hot water hits the bubble bar the Blackberry scent fills your bathroom. Just like the Blackberry bath bomb Bewitched is jam packed with bergamot and frankincense oils, this combination has to be one of the most relaxing blend of essential oils I have ever come across.

The smallest amount of the Bewitched bubble bar makes mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles, what had me mesmerised was however the colour of the water underneath the blanket of bubbles. It creates a similar coloured water to what the Secret Arts jelly bomb does. It leaves the water magnificently hydrating and silky smooth on your skin, my skin soaks it all up and its scent stays with me hours and hours after getting out of the bath.

Paired with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner the Bewitched bubble bar is almost as good as the Blackberry bath bomb. I am still in a state of disbelief that Lush ever let the bath bomb equivalent of the Bewitched bubble bar go, I am hoping that Lush actually bring the Blackberry bath bomb back once the Halloween and Christmas stock sells out after New Year… Although nothing has been announced so don’t hold your breath.

I can’t see Bewitched being carried on as a staple-store-product past Halloween and because of this I don’t want to become too attached to it. It really is a great product though, I can see it being a very popular Halloween product for years and years to come.



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