Brightside Body Lotion from Lush

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Back in May the Lush Kitchen team put a list together of Lush’s most popular scents. We (the Lush community) then had to pick our ultimate top 5 scents from that scent list. With this list the Lush Kitchen had promised to make several never-before-been-released products with those chosen top 5 scents.

I was thrilled when I see that the Brightside scent had been chosen as one of the five, I wasn’t however surprised as it’s a beautiful scent family and one that I think Lush should have expanded long before now. Previous to this I believe there had only ever been two other Brightside scented products, the bubble bar and the Sunrise soap.

BSBL-FThe Brightside Body Lotion was therefore a very much welcomed member of my Lush product collection. Just like the bubble bar of the same name Brightside body lotion has your full attention as soon as you open its lid. Its scent is sweet and zesty which is to be expected with its generous citrus based ingredients list, it contains Mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oil.

All of these ingredients compliment each other beautifully, Brightside’s scent is delightfully cheery, refreshing and uplifting. Unlike the bubble bar and soap the Brightside body lotion however has cocoa butter in, this is totally understandable as the three products are all very different formats, naturally they won’t contain a match by match list of ingredients. After all, a body lotion wouldn’t be a very good lotion without any cocoa butter!

Although the body lotion’s scent is almost identical to both the Brightside scented bubble bar and soap the inclusion of the cocoa butter changes it ever so slightly. Upon first sniff I am reminded of my favourite type of chocolate, orange chocolate. The initial cocoa buttery scent does however dampen down once you get down to applying it.

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The Brightside body lotion is quite thin in consistency, it’s not nearly as creamy as the likes of Sleepy or Celebrate body lotion. I actually quite like it like this though, I thought a small amount of Sleepy body lotion went a long way but nothing compares in this department to the Brightside body lotion, lotioning my self up with it makes me feel like I have bathed in unicorns milk, (because that’s a real thing…) It just makes my skin look and feel amazing.

So far all I have used of it is the excess lotion in the lid, with this I have moisturised my arms, legs and chest 5 maybe 6 times already, I love a product that lasts, even more so when it is an exclusive one. Once on your skin the Brightside body lotion isn’t at all greasy, it hydrates my skin just right. It looks and feels brighter.

Unfortunately the scent of the Brightside body lotion almost completely fades fairly soon after application. You can still detect it although it is very, very subtle. I’d love to see a shower gel or cream made in this scent. I have my fingers crossed for the future!



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Yuzu and Cocoa Liquid Perfume from Lush

Yuzu and Cocoa Liquid Perfume.pngThe Yuzu and Cocoa Scent is a Lush fragrance that I know I would adore in any format that Lush choose to make it into. Alongside the Comforter it was one of the first Lush scents that I fell in love with. When the Yuzu and Cocoa Liquid Perfume came up on the Lush Kitchen menu a month or so ago, I was of course ridiculously excited. On the rare occasion that the Kitchen do release a perfume, they sometimes do both a liquid and a solid version. In the most recent week that the Lush Kitchen had Yuzu and Cocoa perfume on their menu, it had both the liquid and the solid versions up for grabs. Yay!

I rarely buy the liquid perfumes, opting for the cheaper solid versions instead, however if it’s a scent that I know I love, I do treat myself and grab a liquid. The liquid perfumes are quite pricey but since trying them I now wouldn’t buy my perfume from anywhere else. The quality that Lush make their perfumes to makes every penny you pay for them worth it.

yuzu-cocoa-plusSharing its scent with both the shower cream and bubbleroon of the same name, shown in the photo above, the Yuzu and Cocoa liquid perfume is everything I imagined and more. One spray on the wrist leaves me smelling like jaffa cakes all day through. When I want the perfume to be a little stronger I also do one spritz on my clothes. Although I bitterly regret not buying the Yuzu and Cocoa solid perfume too, being able to spritz a bit of perfume on your clothes instead of just being able to rub it on your skin does give the liquid perfumes an advantage over the solids. Another thing I like to do with this perfume in particular is spray one spritz into my hair, my hair just carries the scent so well and everyone likes nice smelling hair!

I have only just started to include Lush perfume reviews on Lush Upon A Time as I know there isn’t too much you can say about a perfume, especially if you have reviewed something that shares the scent before. What people want to know is, one, does it smell good? and 2, does it last? The answer to both of those questions are yes. I would buy this perfume time and time again if given the opportunity. The Yuzu and Cocoa scent always leaves me wanting more, I will even admit to declaring that the shower cream smelt so good on my skin after using it, that it made me want to eat my own arm.

I have my fingers crossed that the UK Lush Kitchen follow in Lush Kitchen Japan’s footsteps as they have just released a batch of Yuzu and Cocoa body lotion. If I ever got my hands on a pot of that I’d be one very happy Lushie… Fingers crossed!



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Mrs Whippy Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Mrs Whippy Bath Bomb is a much loved old-school-Lush product that is adored by all Lushies both old and new, inspired by ice cream, whenever it appears on the Lush Kitchen menu it always creates a ‘whipple’ of excitement. Sorry couldn’t resist…

It is a part of the ‘Yummy Mummy’ scent range which if you’re not familiar with includes products such as the Roller bath bomb, Peeping Santa bubbleroon and Flutterby bubble bar to name just a few. Although I say they share a scent, I find that this Lush-scent-family in particular does differ ever so slightly depending on the products format. For example the Mrs Whippy bath bomb (in my personal opinion) isn’t as sweet as the Roller bath bomb is, its scent is far more sharp.

The first thing you notice about the Mrs Whippy bath bomb is how strong its scent is, considering it is a smaller than average Lush bath bomb it has some serious clout when it comes to its sugary, sweet fragrance. It instantly fills a room with its scent, spreading hints of deliciously rich blackcurrant and fresh strawberries wherever it goes.

You can see in the above picture how tiny the Mrs Whippy bath bomb is, at first I was a bit taken aback by its small size. In my head I was thinking that this size bath bomb would normally retail at the same price as the Butterbear or Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb however at the time of drafting this review (28th March 2016) it currently sells for £4.00 which in comparison to other small, Lush bath bombs is very expensive!

Although the Mrs Whippy bath bomb is a bit on the small side, I was surprised to see that it was a slow fizzer. No, it doesn’t give off the bath art that a slow fizzing bath bomb normally would but it is still incredibly therapeutic to watch as it slowly bubbles away.

This leads me into the question of, is it worth the extra pennies seeing as it is such a small size? I’ll hold my hands up and say Mrs Whippy doesn’t have the wow factor that the Roller bath bomb has. Its scent does however stay with you through out your bath and stays on your skin for the best part of the day afterwards too.

Slowly but surely the Mrs Whippy bath bomb fizzles away, as it does it softens the water with all of its skin loving ingredients. Containing a mixture of cocoa absolute and soya milk it leaves your skin silky smooth. Is this bath bomb as good as the hype makes out? Yes and no. It all depends on what you look for in a bath bomb.

If you want a big and visually colourful showcase of a bath bomb then Mrs Whippy probably isn’t a bath bomb you’d be head over heels for, it does however have other great qualities, for example its scent and how it soothes your skin. If you’re looking for a calm, refreshing and relaxing bath then Mrs Whippy is right up your street, it’s perfect to sit back and relax in and it really does do wonders to your skin.

Although this bath bomb’s scent is a little heavy, I still really enjoy using it. As I mentioned earlier, its scent stays on your skin hours and hours after you have got out of the bath, this is an advert for it in-itself as it always leaves me craving using it again…



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