Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub from Lush

Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub

One of the very first products that I ever got from Lush was a pot of lip scrub, from the very first use I was hooked. Previous to this I had never used an exfoliator for my lips that worked better. I now only use Lush lip scrubs. Before the release of the Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub, Lush’s lip scrubs had always been sold in a glass 25g pot. Lush are however striving to change the cosmetic industry by creating packageless ‘naked’ products. Enter Lush’s NEW naked lip scrubs.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. I was blown away that a product with such a basic ingredient list worked so much better than any other expensive exfoliators that I had tried and hated. Caster sugar is the perfect ingredient for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Making a naked and solid version of their much loved potted lip scrubs is quite literally the best idea Lush have ever had.

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The potted lip scrubs work like a dream but since trying the naked versions I doubt i’ll be buying the potted versions ever again. Lush have managed to improve what I already deemed as perfect, I honestly raved about the potted lip scrubs but they are nothing compared to the new naked versions. Black Rose is from the Yummy Yummy Yummy scent family and therefore shares its scent with the much loved Roller bath bomb. It has a beautiful and light fruity scent and one that I don’t mind using on my lips at all.

The difference between the naked and potted lip scrubs apart from the obvious is that the naked lip scrubs are solid, when I have been asked to describe how the new naked lip scrub feels I always compare it to a sugar cube.

With the lip scrub being solid you can apply so much more pressure on your lips during application, it makes buffing away the dry bits of skin so much easier than it was before. If you have long nails like me then you’ll be pleased to know that there is also no more trouble fishing the product out of the pot. In the photo above I have already used the lip scrub 6 times. A little goes more than a long way and it works quickly and with minimum effort.

All you have to do is rub it on your lips in a similar way you would put lipstick on. Once you feel satisfied you then just wipe the sugar away to reveal smooth and lovely looking lips, some even just lick it off! it’s perfectly safe to do so too.

Another thing I noticed is how moisturising the Black Rose lip scrub was I wasn’t expecting that at all, especially considering that it’s a solid product. I am over the moon with the Black Rose naked lip scrub, I don’t think I have ever been more satisfied in a product before. I am so excited to try and review the others too.



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Lush Puppy Lip Scrub from Lush

As a daily Lush lip-scrub user I was of course more than delighted to get hold of a 25g pot of the Lush Puppy Lip Scrub. I 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.

At the point of writing this, Lush Puppy had only been available from the Lush Summit that was hosted in London back in February 2017. I unfortunately couldn’t make the event due to it being so close to my husband and I’s wedding day but I have a very kind friend that picked me up most of the exclusive products there so I didn’t miss out completely. Another huge thank you to her as I wouldn’t have even be able to do this review if it wasn’t for her.

Lush Puppy is supposedly inspired by the slushy ice drinks that we all drank too much of as kids, if you thought the Bubblegum lip scrub was sweet then the sweetness of Lush Puppy will blow your socks off. With the Lush Puppy lid off, all I can really identify with my nose is sweet, sweet orange mixed with strong vanilla. It’s like no other sweetness I have ever experienced in a Lush product before. I’m not the biggest fan of all things sweet but after such positive results with the also very sweet Bubblegum lip scrub I couldn’t not give Lush Puppy a go.Lush Puppy Lip Scrub WMThe main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still amazed that something so basic and natural can do such a good job at exfoliating. Lush lip scrubs blow all other companies lip exfoliators out of the water. Going back to Lush Puppies scent, it has a strong, VERY sweet citrus fragrance, its sweetness was still a concern of mine before I used it, I became really hesitant to actually give it a go, just the thought of putting it near my lips made me feel a little queasy because in the pot it was just so strongly sweet.

The smallest amount of the Lush Puppy sugar scrub however goes a very long way and I found that when it was on my lips in a much smaller quantity, its scent wasn’t nearly as strong, it was more than manageable for me, using it wasn’t an unpleasant experience at all.

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Apart from their different scents, colours and flavours, I really don’t see any other distinguishing differences between all of the Lush lip scrubs when it comes down to the job they are meant to do. I of course like some Lush lip scrubs more than others but all of them do, do an amazing job at exfoliating, hydrating and softening your lips. The more versions Lush bring out, the more I can change my daily routine up a bit. Sometimes it’s nice to try something that’s different, especially when you know you’re always going to get the same when it comes down to levels of quality. Whatever ingredient Lush decide to mix with good old caster sugar, it always remains a very good lip scrub.

One thing I have realised through my excessive Lush lip scrub usage is that some last longer than others. The Lush Puppy lip scrub seems to have stayed just as fresh as the day I received it so in that respect it has more to it than (for example) the, The Kiss lip scrub, The Kiss doesn’t seem to last much past 3 months, whereas Lush Puppy is still just as fresh as the day I got it at almost 4 months old. This small difference is what has made Lush Puppy one of my favourite Lush lip scrubs.

I hope that the Lush Puppy lip scrub at the least comes out as a Kitchen exclusive one day, more people need a chance to try it as it is a very good product that really is very different scent and colour wise from any other Lush lip scrub that has been created before.



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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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