Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub from Lush

Back when Lush Cosmetics was shiny and new to me, the first lip scrub from there that I tried was the Bubblegum lip scrub. I was seduced by its bright pink colour and until I actually tried it I had no idea of the true potential of Lush lip scrubs.

I use Lush lip scrubs all the time as I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. They are a quick and easy way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips; For everyday use or just for prepping your lips before adding a splash of colour.

No other lip scrubs exfoliate, hydrate and soften my lips better. I’m not sure what makes the Lush ones so much better than the rest performance wise, they just all seem to do the trick and with minimum effort too, (which is always a plus when you’re trying to keep up with the fast pace of the world we live in today!)

Today I am reviewing the Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub that was originally released in the Lush Kitchen back in August 2016. Luckily for those that missed it, as of the 10th of March it will be available for a limited time in the UK as it has been chosen as the leading lip product in Lush’s 2017 Easter range.Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub.pngThe Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub has the most amazing scent. What first hits you on the opening of this mini jar is pure CHOCOLATE. Predictable? yes, but it is literally like a creation from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, there’s just something so special about it.

Alongside the chocolate there are also hints of orange, it really reminds me of Terry’s Chocolate Orange and when I think of that I think of Christmas!

The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar, it’s amazing how something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. The fact that it is so good makes me question other companies that make products for the purpose of exfoliation, in particular those that use unnatural ingredients such as plastic microbeads…

Not only do they not work as well but they also do more harm than good to our environment.

There is a very interesting article written about the use of microbeads in cosmetics on the Lush website, the full article can be found here. For the purpose of this review I have pulled a short paragraph from it to better explain the problems with using unnatural ingredients in cosmetics.

‘Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh MP said: “Trillions of tiny pieces of plastic are accumulating in the world’s oceans, lakes and estuaries, harming marine life and entering the food chain. The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.”

Not only do Lush’s natural products work but they also help us maintain a healthy planet. Sometimes less is more and if all of the ingredients are natural and cruelty free, even better!chocolate lIP Scrub 2To use Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub, put the smallest amount onto your finger then gently buff onto your lips. The sugar helps smooth any bits of your lips that don’t appear perfectly polished, (dead or dry skin being the most popular culprit).

Once you have finished buffing your lips I then add a dab of Lush lip balm (Rose Lollipop being my current weapon of choice.)

The sugar lip scrubs are also in fact great for moisturising the lips because of the jojoba oil in them. I however like to finish off with an extra layer of lip balm just so that I keep on top of having beautifully hydrated lips. Lush Sugar scrubs and lip balm really are the winning combination of lip products for soft, smooth and kissable lips.

If you haven’t tried a Lush Sugar lip scrub yet then please do. You won’t be able to live without it and you’ll want to collect them all!



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 31st of August 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


The Kiss Lip Scrub from Lush

the-kiss-lip-scrubI am an everyday user of Lush lip scrubs because I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. I choose Lush lip scrubs over all others not only because of Lush’s ethical buying policies but because they give instant results and with minimum effort.

The 25g jars of Lush lip scrubs can easily slip into your handbag with all of your other daily essentials. They are the quickest and easiest way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips whenever and wherever.

The Kiss Lip Scrub is a part of 2017’s Lush Valentine’s line, my first experience with it was Valentine’s 2016. Scent wise, I think The Kiss is probably my favourite of the Lush lip scrubs, it has a wonderfully sweet sherbet scent and it tastes really good too. Although Lush lip scrubs aren’t made to be eaten, it won’t hurt if you end up accidentally swallowing a bit.

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What sets the, The Kiss lip scrub apart from the rest is the inclusion of red edible hearts. Although from an exfoliation perspective they are purely decorational I think they add a little romance to the scrub, this product not only exfoliates and softens your lips but looks cute and fun too.

Colour wise it’s very similar to Lush’s Bubblegum lip scrub. Bubblegum shares its scent with the Snow Fairy shower gel so is immensely popular, I however prefer The Kiss because it’s a much softer formula. Although it contains near on the same ingredients, I just find The Kiss to be slightly more gentle which is better for me considering I like to use a lip scrub daily.

The only negative thing about it is that it doesn’t seem to last as long as the other Lush lip scrubs. After 5 or 6 months the scent starts to fade a little which doesn’t match up with their use by date which is labelled as lasting just over 12 months. Overall I however really do like this product, a little goes a long way and I plan on buying another pot before Valentine’s 2017 is over.



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Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub from Lush

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Ever since trying my very first Lush lip scrub I  have been hooked.

I don’t even bother looking at other brands anymore as no other lip scrub exfoliates, hydrates and softens my lips better.

I am a frequent user of Lush lip scrubs as I have an awful habit of biting my lips in my sleep. I like the Lush lip scrubs over others because they require minimum effort while covering everything your lips needs to look their best.

Being in a little tub, Lush lip scrubs can easily be slipped into your hand bag ready for you when you need it. They are a quick and easy way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips on the go.

The Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub is a part of 2016’s Lush Winter line and it is one of 2 releases. Unexpectedly to me, Sugar Plum shares its scent with The Comforter Bubble Bar.

I love the Comforter bubble bar I however am indecisive in regards to the shower cream equivalent because I find the scent too strong. Once I have however used it and the scent has dampened somewhat, I begin to warm to it. It’s definitely more desirable for me an hour or so after using it.

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub like the shower cream is very strongly scented. This worried me a little as the thought of putting it near my mouth made me feel a little bit sick.

The smallest amount however goes a long way and I found that when it was on my lips its scent wasn’t nearly as strong as it is in the pot.

The main ingredient in Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still amazed something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating.

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To use a lip scrub, place the smallest amount on to your finger then gently buff it on to your lips. The sugar helps smoothes and soothes any bits of your lips that don’t appear perfectly polished.

Once you have then finished buffing your lips you then add a dab of Lush lip balm.

Over all I am really impressed by the Sugar Plum Fairy lip scrub, it is not as moisturising as others I have tried such a Bubblegum or Chocolate, it however still leaves my lips looking smooth and at their best.



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Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush

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When I very first see the little pot of Bubblegum Lip Scrubs in amongst the others I knew it was the one I wanted to try first. I didn’t care what it smelt or tasted like, I just had to have it. It’s such a shockingly bright pink and with pink being my favourite colour it made sense for me to try Bubblegum before any of the others.

Lush lip scrubs come in the dinkiest of jars, don’t let the small size of them put you off though, each pot really does go a long, long way and each individual jar are always filled to the brim too.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. Bubblegum in particular has a very short list of ingredients, caster sugar and jojoba oil; When I see how basic the ingredients list I wasn’t expecting amazing results but tried it nonetheless.

Comparing the Bubblegum lip scrub to other brands of lip scrubs I have used, I would say that it is most certainly the best at exfoliating my lips. I am so, so impressed at the results it gives. I now choose Lush lip scrubs over all others not only because of the quality and instant results but because of Lush’s ethical buying policies too.

Bubblegum lip scrub gives instant results and with minimum effort. The fact that it is better for the environment (no micro plastics!) and better for you in regards to its natural ingredients etc is just an added bonus and one that we should all be more conscious about as we only have one life and one planet.

I have really bad, rough lips (or should I say had).  After the very first use of this Lush product my lips felt and looked in a much better condition. Using it daily has further shown me amazing results, I now have the confidence to wear lip colour.

I have read that some people have eaten their Bubblegum lip scrub, So far I have restrained myself from doing the same. In all seriousness, it’s obviously not meant to be eaten but if a bit does end up in your mouth in the process of scrubbing your lips with it, don’t worry, you’re not going to die.

I am so, so excited with all of the wonderful products that Lush have on offer and look forward to reviewing more on my blog here very soon. I’d also be very interested in your own personal opinions on the Bubblegum lip scrub, let me know below! ☺️



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