Sugar Plum Fairy Naked Lip Scrub from Lush

Sugar Plum Fairy Naked Lip Scrub

One of the very first products that I ever got from Lush was a pot of their Bubblegum lip scrub, from the very first use I was hooked. When it comes down to lip exfoliation you can’t go wrong with Lush. Up until this years winter line came out, Lush’s lip scrubs had only ever been sold in a glass 25g pot. Now, they also come in a ‘naked’ form.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs (potted or naked) is caster sugar. When I tried my very first Lush lip scrub, I was blown away at the fact that a product with such a basic ingredients list worked so much better than any other lip exfoliator that I had tried before. 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 in my eyes the best idea Lush have ever had. 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 a perfect product.

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I honestly raved about the potted lip scrubs to anyone who would listen. The naked version however blows the potted version right out of the water. I don’t think I’ve ever been this impressed with a Lush product shake-up. Smelling almost identical to the, The Comforter bubble bar and shower cream the Sugar Plum Fairy Naked Lip Scrub has a beautiful and rich berry scent, living up to its scent families name, it truly does have a warm and comforting fragrance.

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 the new naked lip scrubs texture I always compare it to a very moisturising sugar cube. I know that isn’t technically a thing but it’s the only way I can think of describing it. It is solid and scrubby just like a sugar cube, it however is strangely moisturising too.

The solid lip scrubs are nothing like their potted equivalent, they do not crumble at all. I always make a right mess when using the potted versions, often accidentally wasting some of the product as it falls before making it to my lips. With the naked lip scrubs there is no mess or product waste at all.

My favourite thing about the naked lip scrubs is that they are solid, because of this you can apply so much more pressure on to 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.

To use, all you have to do is rub it onto your lips in a similar way you would put lipstick on. Once you feel satisfied with the coverage, you then just wipe the sugar away to reveal smooth and lovely looking lips. Some wipe it off while others lick, both options are perfectly safe.

Just like the Black Rose naked lip scrub the Sugar Plum Fairy naked lip scrub is incredibly hydrating for your lips, I wasn’t expecting this at all as the potted versions aren’t anything as moisturising as these. I am over the moon with all of the new naked lip scrubs, I hope Lush bring out more of them soon as I want them all. I don’t think I have ever been more satisfied in a product before. Lush’s perfection par just got a whole lot higher!



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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 Gloss from Lush

The Kiss Lip Gloss has yet again made a return as a part of Lush’s Valentine’s Day range. Sharing its scent with my favourite of the Lush lip scrubs, The Kiss I can never help but pick one up.

When I very first ordered this lip gloss I wasn’t at all aware that it was a lip gloss, I thought it was either a lip balm or a lip tint. It wasn’t until I had it in front of me that I realised what it was. Stupid I know, after all it’s not like it is labelled as ‘The Kiss Lip Gloss’ in an inconspicuous way.

I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss purely because it’s a nightmare to have on when you have long hair. The wind just has to blow a little bit for your hair to get stuck to your mouth, it’s easy enough to unstick, lip gloss is however not very flattering in your hair. There’s only so much it can take before people start to think you missed a bit of gunk the last time you washed it.the-kiss-lip-glossWith this in mind I was pretty positive that I wouldn’t get on with the, The Kiss lip gloss I am however pleased to let you know that I actually quite like it.

First of all it smells exactly the same as the Lip Scrub, secondly it isn’t as glossy as I had feared. I would describe it as more of a lip butter, Although it is not quite as moisturising as a lip butter, just very similar in consistency. It’s packed with natural ingredients that are all very good for lips. Shea butter and coconut oil are great at moisturising the lips while a mix of mandarin oil and almond oil softens and brightens them.

The Kiss glides onto your lips very easily and you can layer it up to add to its subtle, light pink colour. If you’re like me and don’t like too much product, you can just dab on the one coat to add a light shine to your lips.

This lip gloss is not my favourite from the Valentine’s range however when it is paired with the lip scrub it’s brilliant. The only thing I’m not sure about is the taste of it. I know you’re not supposed to eat it but it does go on your lips so naturally I’d prefer it to taste a little bit better than it does.



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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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Rose Lollipop Lip Balm from Lush

Rose Lollipop Lip Balm
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a tin of Rose Lollipop Lip Balm from my local Lush store in Harrogate.

As you’ll know Lush lip balm is often overshadowed by the more popular products such as the bath bombs and bubble bars. For the longest time lip balms where ignorantly not on my Lush radar.  When it comes to lip products I am extremely fussy, I prefer those with a gentle fragrance and taste.  As a sufferer of severe bouts of nausea and migraines I can never be too careful.

I had heard that this lip balm in particular was good and most importantly, had all of the qualities I favour.  It was therefore only a matter of time before I let my nose inspect it.

Rose Lollipop Lip Balm has a very delicate fruity, floral-rose scent. I was at first a little taken aback, it was better than I had expected.  I had initially thought it was going to be very similar to Lush’s much-loved winter scent, Rose Jam.  I love the Rose Jam scent and always have several products that have its scent at hand, I however wasn’t sure Rose Jam would be as likeable on my lips.  By all means, Rose Lollipop is a rose-scent that is quite similar to Rose Jam, it however has a slight citrus-fruit undertone making it quite a unique and desirable scent for me in particular.


Rose Lollipop Lip Balm not only satisfied my lip balm needs with its soft and likeable scent, it also hydrated and moisturised my notoriously dry, chapped lips perfectly.

Out of all of the Lush lip balms I have tried Rose Lollipop is by far the best suited one for me.  A little goes a very long way, its dinky size also means that I can always have it with me whether that is in my bag or pocket.

Although lip balms aren’t the most exciting or popular Lush products, I totally recommend trying out a few of their alternative products, Lush Cosmetics has so much more than bath bombs to offer, don’t miss out!



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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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