Intergalactic Shower Gel from Lush

I am not ashamed to admit that I screamed the house down when I first heard that Lush were releasing an Intergalactic scented limited edition shower gel. The Intergalactic bath bomb is one of my all time favourite Lush products and I have been hoping that Lush would create and release other Intergalactic scented products ever since I first tried the bath bomb back in 2015.

The Intergalactic Shower Gel is a beautiful shade of blue and is decorated with a generous sprinkling of lustre. Colour wise it’s a lighter blue than the bath bomb, it almost has an aqua-green tinge.

Below is a photo of a small blob of the shower gel on a white background. The photo does the shower gel no justice at all, you really, really have to see it in all its sparkly glory for yourself.

 

Containing peppermint, grapefruit, vetivert and cedar wood oil, the Intergalactic shower gels scent leaves you feeling positively refreshed. Just like the bath bomb the ingredient that stands out to me the most scent wise is the peppermint.

When I first smelt the shower gel straight from the bottle I must admit I was a little disappointed. It was similar to the Intergalactic bath bomb but not quite the same, the only way I can describe it is that it seemed to be a lot more peppery and dry.

Once I however got the chance to use the Intergalactic shower gel its scent mixed with the hot water and steam washed away all of the disappointment I had felt. Its scent during in use smells just like the bath bomb, it couldn’t be more alike.

Consistency wise the Intergalactic shower gel is just how I like it, not so thick that you can hardly get it out of the bottle and not too thin that you lose it all at the slightest tip of the bottle. A little amount of the shower gel goes a very long way so is very good value for money,  I was also really pleased with how easily it lathered up.

Its scent didn’t last on my skin for as long as the bath bomb does but it was still there for a good few hours. It wasn’t particularly moistursing but it didn’t leave my skin dry either. An Intergalactic body lotion to use after it would be absolutely perfect. Hint, hint Lush… 😉

Over all I am really happy with the Intergalactic shower gel. The Intergalactic scent works so well in the shower gel format, I’m in shock that Lush hadn’t released it long before now. I have my fingers crossed that this limited edition shower gel becomes a permanent product at some point, it’s that good!



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Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Jelly from Lush

The Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Jelly is one of 9, limited edition shower jellies voted for, for release by the Lush community a few months ago. If you’re one of the thousands of people that miss the very much discontinued Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, then this shower jelly equivalent will most certainly fill the void it has left in your Lush-life.

To this day I am still completely taken aback at Lush’s decision to discontinue everything Yuzu and Cocoa, especially the gorgeous Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon. The loss of both the shower cream and the bubbleroon did however make the news of a shower jelly equivalent being released all the more exciting!

The Yuzu and Cocoa fragrance is one of my favourite Lush scents, the only way I can describe it is ‘wonderfully chocolatey’ and just like a fresh packet of Jaffa cakes. If you love to eat orange chocolate then I recommend trying ALL of the products that share the Yuzu and Cocoa scent.

The Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly is a beautiful mix of yellow and honey shades. As you can see in the photo above it has a mix of yellow and warm amber tones in it, its mix of colours remind me of the Twilight shower jelly which is also made with a blend of swirling colours through it.

Sadly I find that the shower jellies that aren’t all one colour tend to break up / show wear and tear a lot quicker. After 3 uses my Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly had started to lose its shape and robusticity. Quite the opposite of the single-coloured shower jellies also chosen by the Lush Community like Yummy Mummy.

There are so many ways to use a shower jelly, I prefer to use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap, whole. Some people however chop their shower jellies up using a few pieces at a time. With the Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly being slightly more fragile-a-jelly than I am used to using as a whole, the chopping method is in my opinion the best way to get the most out of this particular shower jelly.

The Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly lathers up quickly, its scent is just as good as I remember the shower cream being both in the pot and in use. The Yuzu and Cocoa scent is incredibly versatile, I am yet to come across a product format that it hasn’t worked in.

Apart from the Yuzu and Cocoa shower jellies delicacy, I really can’t fault the shower jelly. It’s just as creamy as its shower cream equivalent and its scent lasts on my skin through out the best part of the day after using it too.

Normally shower jellies can be quite drying on my skin, the Yuzu and Cocoa shower jelly however leaves my skin soft and positively refreshed. It isn’t hugely moisturising but doesn’t leave me desperate to coat myself in body lotion either. Overall I believe that it is a wonderful addition to the Yuzu and Cocoa product family!



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Rumba Shower Jelly from Lush

Rumba Shower Jelly

At the time of writing this review, the Rumba Shower Jelly is a Lush product that is exclusively available only at Lush’s brand new, flagship-super-store in Liverpool, England. Sharing its scent with my all time favourite Lush product the So White bath bomb(the 2016 version with coloured insides being my favourite version) I almost screamed the shop down with excitement after just one sniff.

Yes, we do already get a So White scented shower jelly that never fails to be released year in year out for Lush’s Winter collection the Santa’s Belly shower jelly but Rumba seems to be a much sturdier jelly, plus I love its bright and bold colour.

Rumba is a beautiful shade of green, on its scent, colour and almost indestructible structure (in jelly terms) alone I was left very impressed before I’d even given it a proper go in the shower.

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Rumba contains apple juice, bergamot, neroli and orange oil. Scent wise Rumba smells just like freshly, sliced apple pieces. It’s a real fairytale fragrance, something that inspired the name of the body lotion that shares Rumbas scent the Once Upon A Time body lotion.

There are so many ways to use a shower jelly, I prefer to use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap, whole. Some people however chop their shower jellies up using a few pieces at a time. This method is definitely best if you were planning on sharing the jelly (something I never do! 😉)

Most shower jellies I find are fairly robust. There are others such as the Ghost shower jelly that do not last well through use when left as a whole. Rumba is however one of the most robust shower jellies I have used to date. Something I have found is a running trait amongst the jellies that are exclusive to the Liverpool Lush store.

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Rumba lathers up quickly and easily, as you work it over your body the steam of the hot water really helps carry its crisp-apple-fragrance around your bathroom. People have asked me if Rumba is as good as the So White shower gel and I have to say it is actually better. As much as I love the So White shower gel and the Santa’s Belly shower jelly, after using Rumba it’s made me realise I prefer the thicker shower gels and/or the sturdier shower jellies.

I have used Rumba several times now and it’s not showing any signs of wear and tear at all, this is something that has really impressed me, with it being such an exclusive product it makes me feel a lot better about using it so frequently, I don’t have to ration it!

After getting out of the shower, the Rumba shower jellies scent lasts for a good few hours on your skin, it isn’t hugely moisturising but a quick splash of Once Upon A Time body lotion (as mentioned earlier it shares the So White scent) sorts out any dryness left without masking its scent with another Lush scent family.



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Rose Butterfly Bath Bomb from Lush

Rose Butterfly Bath Bomb

The Rose Butterfly Bath Bomb is 1 of 3 butterfly shaped bath bombs from Lush’s 2019 mother’s day line. The butterfly shaped bath bombs are far from the likes of the standard round ones such as the Avobath and Sex Bomb.

With the use of 3D printers, Lush have been experimenting with their non-virgin plastic bath bomb moulds, making lots of different and super-intricate designs. Through the use of these 3D printers Lush product inventor Gary Shears created the beautiful Butterfly bath bombs!

With a name like ‘Rose Butterfly’ I had decided before I had even read the bath bombs ingredients list that it would share its scent or be similar to the scent of the Rose Jam shower gel, I was wrong, so, so wrong…

Once my Rose Butterfly bath bomb arrived I was shocked to discover that its scent was reminiscent of the Butterball bath bomb. Although its ingredients list says otherwise, I do not think I could tell the difference between the two if I was presented them both while blind folded.

Sure, Rose Butterflies scent has a little more of a floral-fruity tone to it but its scent is so alike to Butterball, even my husband connected the two on first sniff, unprompted. Containing Sicilian lemon and rose oil the Rose Butterfly doesn’t smell like I think it should at all.

It just goes to show what different quantity amounts of ingredients can do, if you’re not a huge fan of floral or rose scents, (as crazy as it sounds) the Rose Butterfly might be a good choice for you.

As soon as the Rose Butterfly bath bomb touches the water an array of blue, purple and pink foam bursts out of it. A thin layer of colourful, silky soft foam spreads across the waters surface as the Rose Butterfly bath bomb slowly bubbles away.

The blues, purples and pink colours work really well together. The clash of colours make for some very impressive bath art. I couldn’t help but ‘ooo!’ at it as it bobbed around my bath, slowly dissolving while turning the bath water a very impressive and bold, dark blue.

The Rose Butterfly bath bomb is a fairly slow fizzer, ensuring that you have plenty of time to snap some bath art shots if that’s your type of thing… I know most people like to just lay back and relax, watching the bath bomb dance around the water.

A good soak in a Rose Butterfly bath leaves your skin soft and refreshed. It is also incredibly hydrating which is something I love in a bath bomb. Overall I am very impressed with the Rose Butterfly and I am looking forward to reviewing the other butterfly bath bombs for you all on here in the not so distant future! 😊



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Conga Shower Jelly from Lush

At the time of writing this review, the Conga Shower Jelly is a Lush product that is exclusively available only at Lush’s brand new, flagship-super-store in Liverpool, England. As a self confessed lover of anything pink, Conga was the first of the exclusive shower jellies to catch my eye.

As soon as I heard that ‘raspberry’ was one of the ingredients in Conga I instantly thought, could this be the next Mumkin bubble bar scented product that we’ve all been asking for, for years?

Sadly for Mumkin addicts, Conga has a brand new Lush scent, it’s fairly similar to the likes of the Raspberry Milkshake soap but has an extra sour element to it, something that excited me straight away, allowing me to easily put the Mumkin bubble bar to the back of my mind once again…

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Conga contains fresh raspberry juice and vanilla absolute giving it a fruity sweet fragrance, the sour element that comes through in its scent is the bergamot oil. On paper I wasn’t at all sure if this blend of ingredients would work, one sniff of Conga however wipes out any uncertainty. It’s delicious.

There are so many ways to use a shower jelly, I prefer to use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap, whole. Some people however chop their shower jellies up using a few pieces at a time. This method is definitely best if you were planning on sharing the jelly (something I never do! 😉)

Most shower jellies I find are fairly robust. There are others such as the Ghost shower jelly that do not last well through use when left as a whole. Conga is however one of the most robust shower jellies I have used to date. Conga lathers quickly and easily.

As the lather of Conga gets going the steam of the hot water really helps carry its raspberry scent. In use it actually reminds me of the Plum Rain shower gel which funnily enough was another product that upon its release, I dared to dream could be Mumkin bubble bar scented too. It wasn’t Mumkin scented BUT I did fall hopelessly in love with it as like Conga it has a very unique berry-fruit sour scent.

After getting out of the shower, the Conga shower jellies scent lasts for a good few hours on your skin, it brightens dull skin up and leaves it feeling fresh. It isn’t hugely moisturising but isn’t so drying that it leaves me desperate to coat myself in body lotion.

Overall I am really impressed with the Conga shower jelly, I hope that Lush make it more readily available for all soon. It’s a fantastic addition to the Lush shower jelly family, I could see it selling very well if it was made a main line Lush product!



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Princess Bomb Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush

For Christmas 2018 Lush created 3 different Bomb Bombs; The Snowman, Santa and the Princess Bomb Bomb. The idea behind the bomb bomb is that you get 2 bath bombs in one character. One of the bath bombs is its head the other is its body, hence the ‘bomb bomb’.

Being honest as always, I will just come out and say what everyone else is thinking, this bath bomb won’t be winning any prizes for its looks anytime soon. Out of the 3 bomb bombs from 2018, Princess is by far the strangest to look at. As I have said in my other bomb bomb reviews, I feel as if all 3 of them were thrown together at the very last minute and I stand by my statement that each of them are just novelty products.

The Princess Bomb Bomb has a pink dress, a green face, an orange crown, yellow hair and 2 big vegan candy eyes. I hate to sound like a broken-record but Lush really could have done so much better with this bomb bombs design. The bomb bomb is such a good idea and concept, the only problem I have is that all I see when I look at the Princess Bomb Bomb is a frog in fancy dress! – I normally find some sort of charm in this type of ‘ugly’ Lush product, Princess is however an entity.

The Princess Bomb Bomb contains bergamot, cedarwood and ylang ylang oil. I was taken by surprise with this line up of ingredients. Due to its bright and mainly pink colouring I automatically assumed that the Princess Bomb Bomb would share its scent with the Snow Fairy shower gel. Yet again I was wrong.

Its scent is so far from what myself and the rest of the Lush community were expecting when the 3 bomb bombs were announced. It has sweet, subtle and musky floral elements to it and in my opinion is definitely a scent that would appeal to the older members of the Lush community in particular.

As soon as the Princess Bomb Bomb comes into contact with the bath water it begins to hiss. Yellow and pink bubbles fizzle out of it and spread across the waters surface. Just like the other bomb bombs, Princess dissolves fast, so fast that I didn’t manage to get any half -decent photographs of it in action.

What the Princess Bomb Bomb lacked in bath art was well made up for with how moisturised it left my skin. I did use both the head and body together (see photo above) some people have however spread their Princess Bomb Bomb over 2 baths, one day using the head and another day using its body.

I didn’t fall head over heels in love with the Princess Bomb Bomb for all of the reasons I have mentioned above. I do however hope that Lush use its scent in a future product as it is one that my nose rather enjoyed!



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Ectoplasm Shower Scream from Lush

Ectoplasm Shower Cream

After yet another Lush Halloween line without my beloved Calacas shower gel there was a lot riding on the shoulders of the brand new Ectoplasm Shower Cream ‘Scream’. Sharing its name with the Ectoplasm jelly bomb I was very excited to give it a try. The first thing anyone notices about the Ectoplasm shower cream is definitely its shade of colour, its fluorescent yellow formula demands to be seen.

The Ectoplasm shower cream is supposedly from the same scent family as the Ectoplasm jelly bomb, it however carries itself quite differently in the shower cream format. Much like its jelly bomb equivalent, the Ectoplasm shower cream contains tangerine, grapefruit and litsea cubeba oil.

When I smell the shower cream straight from the bottle, I feel as if its scent is more tropical than that of the jelly bomb, I feel like there’s almost a pineapple element to it. I’d actually go as far as to say that I prefer the Ectoplasm scent in the shower cream format, it’s a beautifully haunting fruity affair.

Consistency wise the Ectoplasm shower cream is gloriously creamy-thick. It is however very easy to get out of the bottle, while also not being so runny that you accidentally get out a little too much prior to its use.

Once the steam of the hot shower blends with the Ectoplasm shower cream its scent really takes hold. Its gentle zest packs a subtle sharpness, just the right amount of lemony-freshness to help lift and refresh your spirits.

Although I found that the Ectoplasm shower cream wasn’t great at making much of a lather it did still leave my skin feeling refreshed, clean and delicately scented. A little amount of it goes a long way and with its wonderfully inviting scent it’s very easy to over indulge on.

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As I expect from a shower cream as apposed to a shower gel, the Ectoplasm shower cream is super hydrating on my skin. It’s nice to have a product that doesn’t leave your skin bone-dry, it hydrates your skin while also not leaving it oily. This is a huge plus for me when using the Ectoplasm shower cream.

As said above, a small amount of the shower cream goes a very long way. I found a 2p-coin-sized amount more than enough to spread out and use on the whole of my body.

Overall I am very pleased to add the Ectoplasm shower cream to my shelf of Lush shower gel and creams, I wasn’t expecting to like it quite as much as I do which has come as a pleasant surprise. It’s actually the first seasonal shower gel that I’ve bought more than one bottle of in a very long time, I definitely recommend grabbing a bottle before the Halloween season is over.



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