Open Your Heart Bubble Bra from Lush

Open Your Heart Bubble BraBack in 2017 Lush released the Golden Pear soap as a part of their Winter line. Ever since the Golden Pear soaps release the Lush community have gone wild for its scent, due to its popularity  Lush have gone on to create several more products that share its scent.

Lush’s 2019 Valentine’s Day line features the Golden Pear scented Open Your Heart Bubble Bra. No, that isn’t a typo… it really is called the Open Your Heart bubble bra!

Inspired by Madonna’s pointed 80’s bra this bubble ‘bar’ screams to be bought, if you’re looking for a bubble bar with a unique selling point then a bubble ‘bra’ comes top of the list for sure…

Just like the Love Token reusable bubble bar which is also a part of 2019’s Valentine’s Day line, Open Your Heart is covered in gold shimmer, underneath its sparkly coating is yellowy-orange bubble bar. Designed in the same way as the Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon, 2 edges are sandwiched together. These edges obviously being the cups of Madonna’s iconic and very peculiar shaped bra.

Lush instruct you to use one half or both pieces of bubble bar to ensure you have a ‘Valentine’s bath you won’t forget in a hurry’. I personally used the whole thing together. Usually I’d try and spread a bubble bar over at least 2 baths but with Open Your Heart being quite small I found it was best for me to use it all at once.

I found that using just one half of it didn’t leave me with very many bubbles at all. It does however depend on your baths water pressure though, by all means if you get enough bubbles with half then only use half, it’s all down to personal preference really.

The Open Your Heart bubble bar has a somewhat sour-pear fragrance, it’s not quite as strong as its soap equivalent but is close enough for me to consider both products as in the same scent family. It’s a scent that reminds me of cooked pears, slowly baked in a pie smothered in sugar; Delicious!

Although it’s not a scent I go mad for personally, I can see why so many people do like it so very much.

Placed under the tap, the Open Up Your Heart bubble bar fills your bath up with a shimmery golden-yellow water. Although it did create a lot of bubbles, they didn’t stay around for very long, completely disappearing long before I’d finished my bath. This is however a common occurrence with Lush’s bubbleroon bubble bars because of their buttery centre.

What bubbleroons such as Open Your Heart lack in bubble-longevity they well make up for with how silky-soft they turn your bath water. My skin felt amazing once I had left the bath, not only was my skin lightly fragranced with the scent of Open Your Heart but it also felt refreshed, silky smooth and perfectly hydrated too.

Overall I did enjoy using the Open Your Heart bubble bar, it’s not my favourite of the 2019 Valentine’s line and I feel it would have been better in a different colour, (we already had a gold sparkly bubble bar in this years collection with Love Token) but I did enjoy its ingredients and how relaxed it left me.



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All You Need is Love (and Peace) Bath Bomb from Lush

The All You Need is Love (and Peace) Bath Bomb formerly known as Groovy Kind of Love, made a return at the Lush Summit this year (2018). At the time of writing this review, this bath bomb (with the exception of the left over Summit products that were sent to Lush Oxford Street) have only ever been available to buy at the 2017 and 2018 Summit.

Last year it was one of the first products at the Lush Summit to catch my eye. With it being so very colourful I don’t think many people could resist picking at least one up for themselves. On appearance alone, the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb is easily on par with more colourful bath bomb’s such as; Granny Takes A Dip, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and The Experimenter bath bomb.

Scent wise the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb is not what I had expected when I first see it. Containing a mixture of patchouli and neroli oil the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb has a very peppery and grounding aroma, the addition of the neroli oil makes it a little less spicy than other patchouli products that I have tried such as, the Lord of Misrule bath bomb. Its twang of neroli-sweetness up against the patchouli is what makes All You Need is Love (and Peace) really stand out to me.

As soon as the All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath bomb hits the water there is of course an explosion of colours. Blue, pink, purple, orange and yellow froth spill out of the bath bomb creating mounds of colourful bubbles. All You Need is Love (and Peace) spins and spins, spurting out patches of different coloured bubbles, you find yourself under what looks like a blanket of patch work bubbles. All You Need is Love (and Peace) is however a very quick fizzer so capturing any ‘bath art’ isn’t easy for someone slow like me.

Many people thought this bath bomb would leave the water a dull grey colour just like the, The Experimenter bath bomb does. its pastel colours however save the day. The water turns a warm and inviting shade of orange, far more desirable than the grey and murky water left behind  by the, The Experimenter bath bomb.

There was a rumour that the All You Need is Love (and Peace) would be a part of Lush’s 2018 Valentine’s range, it however never made an appearance which I know disappointed quite a few people.

An All You Need is Love (and Peace) bath leaves me feeling relaxed and toasty. Its slight spiciness really helps soothe tired and aching muscles and although products with patchouli oil in aren’t usually my favourite, I can make an exception for this rainbow of a product. It’s not my favourite from the Lush Summit exclusives but I do still recommend trying it at least once.



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Mum Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Mum Bath Bomb is brand new to Lush Cosmetics. It has been created and released as a part of their limited edition Mother’s day range for 2017, it comes in 2 different colours, both however share the same scent.

When I see the Mum bath bombs smaller size I admit that I was a little disheartened, not because I was disappointed but because it wasn’t a Lush product that had me ‘Oooing’ on first glimpse. Sometimes a newly released product stops me in my tracks, the Mum bath bomb however didn’t. Regardless of this, I really liked the pastel colours each design had and decided to grab one of each.

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Decorated in pastel pink, yellow and green colours the Mum bath bomb suits this time of year perfectly. The colours are not too in your face but are bright enough to give off a Spring time vibe. Just big enough to fill the palm of my super-tiny hands, the Mum bath bomb although small made quite the impression on me once placed into the water. What really surprised me about the Mum bath bomb was how its scent changed once in the bath tub.

Before using it, the Mum bath bomb’s scent wasn’t one I got particularly excited about. Sometimes a bath bomb smells so good that you can’t wait to share a bath with it. Some others however don’t get my heart racing in quite the same way. Holding the Mum bath bomb in my hand I honestly wasn’t that sold on the scent. All I could really detect with my nose was a very peppery-sweet, floral fragrance.

Once in the bath the bath bomb’s scent however comes alive. The Sicilian lemon and sweet orange oil take over the floral tones making it have a zesty-sweet fragrance. It is at this point that I decided that I had totally underestimated the Mum bath bomb.

As I had expected, this bath bomb was a very quick fizzer. Some people however prefer the quicker ones so this could be a positive or negative trait, above and below are 3 pictures of the 2 bath bombs in action. Up top is the green one with pink writing and down below is the green one with yellow writing.

Like many of the smaller bath bombs, Mum doesn’t leave my skin as silky smooth and hydrated as I have grown used to while using others such as, the Blackberry or Fizzbanger. The scent of it however stays with you long after getting out of the bath, leaving your skin lightly fragranced for hours and hours.

My skin isn’t too dry so the fact that this bath bomb isn’t super hydrating isn’t much of a problem for me, I could maybe see it being a problem for someone with dryer skin though. For those with dry skin, or even those that just want a more hydrating experience I recommend using the Mum bath bomb alongside a bubble bar. There’s a long list of them to choose from, right now I am however enjoying the Mum bath bomb paired with the Baa Bar bubble bar.

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This next sentence is going to leave me at risk of sounding like a complete kill-joy but I feel I have to mention it. With the Mum bath bomb it is crystal clear that this product is for Mother’s day. Although I love and celebrate the day myself, I can’t help but miss last year’s products as they weren’t so in your face with MUM, MUM, MUM. By all means it has an excellent design and it isn’t exclusive to just mums, absolutely anyone can use it, I just feel as if something not so obviously ‘mum orientated’ would have sold better. Regardless of this I still stand by it being a really good bath bomb.

Once it has all dissolved a yellow and pink note floats to the surface, it reads, ‘Thanks MUM’. This is a very sweet touch that I wasn’t expecting at all. Overall the Mum bath bomb has really impressed me, I wasn’t expecting much but once in the bath it well and truly out-did what I had expected of it.

For such a small bath bomb it sure has some go and although it’s not a bath art type of product, its scent is beautifully fresh and it has got me more than ready for the Spring time.



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Baa Bar Bubble Bar from Lush

I can never resist grabbing the products that Lush make into little creatures, when the 2017 Mother’s Day range was released my eyes fell instantly upon the Baa Bar Bubble Bar. These miniature sheep are undeniably cute and when faced with a huge pile of them at Lush Oxford Street, I couldn’t help but take a photograph before grabbing myself one.

The Baa Bar is a slightly smaller size than the Ladybird bubble bar. I was so disappointed at the fact that the Ultraviolet bubble bar wasn’t re released this year, it was such good value for money and it was also a product that sometimes helped me manage my migraines.

After one sniff of the Baa Bar bubble bar I was however a lot happier with Lush’s decision to retire Ultraviolet. Baa Bar is by no means the same as the Ultraviolet bubble bar but it does have enough violet leaf absolute in it to pacify me. With it being a little bit smaller than the already small Ladybird bubble bar, Baa Bar had to really impress me to remain in my list of must have Lush products…

In regards to price, I will admit that at first I felt a little cheated because the Baa Bar is so very small. Baa Bar has however still made it onto my list of favourite Mother’s day products because the smallest amount of it really does go a very, very long way.

You could easily get 3 or 4 generously bubbled baths out of the one Baa Bar bubble bar, leaving it on a level par with the bigger bubble bars such as Brightside. The first time I tried the Baa Bar bubble bar, I actually used half of one without even thinking.

It made for a glorious bath, I had honestly never seen so many bubbles and as fun as the foam party for one was, I couldn’t help but feel using a huge amount like it was a waste, therefore I now stick to using just one-quarter of chunk of Baa Bar per bath.

The fact that the Baa Bar is purple on the inside has pleased a lot of people too. There’s nothing at all wrong with the plainer coloured products the more colourful ones however seem to sell a bit better so I thought this not very apparent point  was worth a mention.

As I said above, a little of the Baa Bar bubble bar goes a very long way, just a quarter of it creates copious amounts of fluffy-white, violet, lavender and bergamot scented bubbles. Underneath this beautiful and fragrant blanket of bubbles lays a bath full of silky-soft, purple water that brightens, refreshes and soothes tired and dull skin.

Any product with violet leaf absolute in is always welcome in my house because I find that particular ingredient very soothing. If caught in time, a product with violet leaf in can stop one of my migraines in its tracks. Which means (that to me) Baa Bar is worth its weight in gold.

Being honest as always, I’m still not completely sold on this years Mother’s day range (2017). I still have to use some of the other products a few more times before I make my final decision on them as a whole though. Out of all of the new products, the Baa Bar bubble bar is the one that has made the biggest and most positive impression on me. It is one I will most certainly be stocking up on before the Mother’s  day period is through.



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Frog Prince Bath Bomb from Lush

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I can never resist trying out the mini seasonal bath bombs like Frog Prince. The small, character shaped bath bombs are more of a novelty to me, I however like to stock up on them as they make for excellent ingredients for some great Lush-bath-cocktails.

Other great character bath bombs that are of a similar size are Ickle Baby Bot, Spring Bunny and Butterbear.

The Frog Prince bath bomb has a floral scent that epitomises Valentine’s Day perfectly. It’s rich with jasmine, rose and ylang ylang oil and although I am not always a fan of the floral products the Frog Prince is one that I do enjoy using.

Frog Prince is a very green, frog shaped product that flaunts bright red bath-melt lips. Once placed in the water, the Frog Prince bath bomb starts to fizzle away sending small jets of green fizz across the water.

Considering its smaller size, I was very surprised that the Frog Prince bath bomb took a lot longer to fully dissolve than I had expected. The bright red lips are visible throughout and with a pout that Angelina Jolie would be jealous of there’s no guessing why…

Once the frog has fully dissolved the lips begin to melt. As the lips slowly bob around the water they create pretty red swirls that stand out like a neon sign up against the green tinted water.

Again, for such a small bath bomb I was amazed at how moisturising it was on my skin. The smaller bath bombs aren’t normally as hydrating as the larger ones so this was an unexpected surprise.

The last surprise from this bath bomb is the hidden note you get in it. I found a note with a picture of Lush Kitchen’s Sam on it, it says ‘Princess Sam was made to kiss you,’  It is such a cute touch to a lovely bath bomb.

I know I said at the start of this review that I like to get the smaller bath bombs such as the Frog Prince because I like to use them in Lush cocktails, Frog Prince however does work really well on its own. For such a small bath bomb it really is very, very impressive!



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