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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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE ON THE 1ST OF JUNE 2015, I HAVE UPDATED EACH POST SEVERAL TIMES AS WITH TIME MY PHOTOS HAVE BECOME BETTER AS HAS MY LUSH PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. – Lulu from Lush Upon A Time ♥ 

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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Twilight Bath Bomb from Lush

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Before I had even had the chance to sniff this beautiful, lavender infused bath bomb, I had an overwhelming feeling that I’d really, really like it.

Lush Cosmetics as a company was very new to me back when I first decided to give the Twilight bath bomb a go, I had previously only tinkered with Lush bubble bars as I couldn’t quite get my head around buying a product that could only be used once.

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My love for all things pink is no secret, neither is my obsession with stars. Twilight’s baby-pink colour alongside its intricate star & moon design was quite literally made for me.

Twilight and I are a match made in Lush heaven. I wholeheartedly believe that Twilight was destined to be my first Lush bath bomb. It was the product that got me hooked to Lush and for that it will always mean something special to me.

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What would I be doing with my life if the Twilight bath bomb hadn’t have found me? What did I do with my life before Lush was in it?! Lush really is a way of life and I will never look back.

As for the scent of this beautifully presented bath bomb, incredible, amazing and beautiful are just a few of the words that come straight to mind. Twilight is rich with lavender and tonka-absolute therefore making it the perfect night time bath bomb.

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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.

Twilight gives off 2 different colours while fizzing away in the bath. Initially it creates mounds and mounds of soft, pink-foam. As the pink foam gradually fizzes away it is then that you begin to see its baby blue interior.

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I am always so mesmerised by the reaction that I forget I am in a bath and that I need to lay back and relax. Watching a bath bomb slowly fizzing around the bath is extremely therapeutic as well as fun.

Some people prefer to watch a bath bomb work its magic before getting into the tub, others however prefer to get straight in with it, there’s no right or wrong way about it. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.

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The bath bomb spins as it slowly reacts with the water, when the blue flecks begin to appear, the bath bomb then stops spinning and charges around the bath like a little power boat.

Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved I feel instantly relaxed. My skin is always well moisturised and I get out of the bath feeling pleasantly calm and more importantly, ready for bed.

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My first bathing experience with the Twilight bath bomb was great, I have now used Twilight more times than I can keep up with and it always makes for a fantastically relaxing bath. Its scent is what dreams are made of.

For a very long time I said that the Twilight bath bomb was my favourite. Although a few years on I no longer call it my favourite as I am now also obsessed with various other bath bombs. I still treasure it and am reminded of my love for it whenever I catch a whiff of the enchantingly, beautiful Twilight scent.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 4th of May 2015, I have updated it several times as with time my photos have become better as has my product knowledge, I cannot thank you enough for popping by my blog! –
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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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Spring Bunny Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Spring Bunny Bath Bomb is only available to buy as a single product in one place in the world, Lush’s flagship store in Oxford Street, London. (There are several Easter gift sets that it features in too!)

It is no secret that the citrus scented products are the ones I favour. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a lot of the new Easter stuff this year as so many of the products in this years line are citrus based.

Packed with Sicilian lemon oil, the Spring Bunny bath bomb makes for an excellent bath time product to use if you need to get up and go. Most Lush bath bombs are tennis ball shaped and lack the same intricate detail that Spring Bunny does. Shaped as an Easter bunny, it has a face, ears and little feet making it almost too cute to let go down the plug hole.

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In size I’d compare it to the Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb.

Packed with uplifting and cleansing Sicilian lemon oil, Spring Bunny is the perfect Easter pick-me-up. A lot of people think that baths are a part of a night time ritual that helps you get off to sleep. This isn’t the case at all, the rich and zingy scent of Spring Bunny gives me such an energy and mood boost that I’d actually feel silly using it of a night.

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Before I got my hands on the Spring Bunny bath bomb I expected it to be a very quick fizzer, I was very surprised as it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. I am unsure of how long it actually takes to fully dissolve but comparing it to other bath bombs of a similar size it definitely puts on a ever so slightly longer show.

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For design I give the Spring Bunny bath bomb top marks, simply because it’s so detailed.

I know of several people that haven’t been able to use their Spring Bunny bath bomb yet because it is so sweet to look at. Giving it a little nose, eyes, ears and dinky feet has made it so much more impressionable than the normal type of bath bomb, as said above, you just don’t want to let it all go down your plug hole never to be seen again.

Some have even said that the Spring Bunny bath bomb is like having a pet rabbit BUT a lot better as it smells like lemons, doesn’t need feeding and also doesn’t poop…

I however never get too attached to my bath bombs and threw this little guy in my bath as soon as I could.

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What the Spring Bunny bath bomb lacks in size and variety of colours is well made up for with its uplifting and refreshing scent. As soon as I got into the bath I could feel the bath bombs cocoa butter, soothing and hydrating my tired, dry, winter skin. The Lemon scent stayed with me for the rest of the day too.

I have a few of this bath bomb in my personal Lush stock and I foresee some very energising baths in my very near future. For such a little bath bomb, Spring Bunny has quite the kick!



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Tweet Bubble Bar from Lush

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I managed to get hold of this Oxford Street 2016 Easter exclusive thanks to my sis-in-law who is literally my Lush lifeline, she’s an amazing personal shopper to have, you should all be very, very jealous.  Sending her on all of my Oxford Street errands has accidentally got her hooked on Lush Cosmetics too, whoops! I can’t take full credit though as lets face it, every single product in Lush sells itself, going into the shop, picking things up to sniff, touch and learn more about it is all part of the wonderful and very addictive Lush experience.

This Easter (2016), Lush Oxford Street have a brand new, slightly odd looking yet perfectly charming store exclusive, the Tweet Bubble Bar.

All Lush products are handmade, it is however not until a product like the Tweet bubble bar is released that you get to really appreciate this. Although each Tweet bubble bar weighs the same, (meaning you get the same amount of product in each) no two look quite the same. For someone like me who has an overactive imagination this personal and individual touch gives each Tweet chick its very own personality. Although the lack of consistency look-wise will bother some, I feel it’s all part of Lush’s charm.

 
Tweet bubble bar like quite a few of the recent Lush releases is another citrus scented product. It is very similar to the Sunflower bubble Bar that was also an Oxford Street exclusive earlier this year.

Packed with plenty of tangerine oil, Tweet is a bubble bar that will refresh and lift your mood whatever the weather. Within aromatherapy tangerine oil is used to relieve stress and is also said to help with insomnia. As an ex(ish) insomniac I can honestly say that since using Lush products before bed I have noticed such a positive difference in my sleep pattern. Although I am not completely cured I now find it so much easier to drift off to sleep, getting that extra few hours of sleep in comparison to none at all is a god send.


I broke my first Tweet bubble bar into two. This amount made copious amount of soft, citrus-sweet bubbles. In hindsight I wish I would have spread the Tweet bar over 3 baths as it is more than capable of doing so.

Spread out over 2 baths Tweet more than adequately met my bathing needs. The only negative thought I have of it is that I just always get a little frustrated when a really good bubble bar isn’t the same size as for example the, The Comforter bubble bar. I’m just a greedy guts like that… This point is of course more of a reflection on me than Tweet!

My skin, dry and feeling a little more sensitive than normal due to the increase in amount of hydro sessions I have had to put my body through felt instantly soothed.

I spent a little bit longer in this Tweet bath than I would normally do, I was just so very relaxed.

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Several hours after getting out of a Tweet bath my skin is still beautifully hydrated and the scent of the Tweet bubble bar is still very prominent on my skin. I wish I had a few more of these in my personal Lush stash as they really are such a good Lush product.

I hope they come back for Easter 2017!



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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath Bomb from Lush

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath BombI finally got hold of the Lush Oxford Street exclusive, the Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bath Bomb. A huge thank you to my sister-in-law Kelly for picking these up for me. I literally squealed with delight when this handsome little bath bomb arrived on my doorstep. When I very first see the sneak peaks of this bath bomb, I predicted that it would be similar to the Sacred Lotus bath bomb in terms of fragility. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is however the complete opposite of fragile. For its unusual shape, it is remarkably sturdy putting other oddly shaped bath bombs to shame.

I’m 100% positive that Somewhere Over the Rainbow shares its scent with another Lush product, I however can’t work it out and it’s driving me insane! – I wish that I could have them all in front of me to sniff so that I could work it out. I found a little bit of information about it online but seeing as it’s a very newly released bath bomb no one has had the chance to write a proper review on it just yet.

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Containing sicilian mandarin and neroli oil it is a relaxing, mood boosting and refreshing bath time treat. Many people think that bath bombs are only good for winding down before bed. WRONG! The Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb breathes life into my tired body, helping me go on for that little bit longer.

As soon as Somewhere Over The Rainbow hits the water you’re greeted with a thick pastel coloured red and orange foam that is super moisturising and soft. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d already know that the Somewhere Over The Rainbow bath bomb is inspired by the film The Wizard of Oz, It’s kaleidoscope of colours really does draw you into the magic that comes if you follow the yellow brick road.

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I always get an unbelievable amount of photos when I use this bath bomb. I thought that it would be a quick fizzer with the odd splash of colour, it was however so much more than that. It fizzed away very slowly, gracefully filling my bathroom with a soft citrus and calming neroli scent. This combination works a trick for shaking off any worries or stress you may be feeling.

I am devastated that I only have one more of these bath bombs left in my own personal stash, they were an Easter 2016 limited edition release so you can no longer get them. I feel that once Easter 2016 was over, the absence of the Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb left a big empty hole in the Lush world. It’s a brilliant product and would make for a fantastic permanent edition, I’d love it even if Lush just decided to keep it on as a Lush Oxford Street exclusive.



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