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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Jingle Spells Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Jingle Spells Bath Bomb was one I had been desperately in search of for what seemed like an eternity. Every time it came up in the Lush Kitchen it managed to fall on a part of the month where I didn’t have the luxury of being able to treat myself, my luck however changed almost 4 weeks ago as I managed to grab a few.

What first attracted me to this bath bomb was how it looks. Before I had it in my hands, I had no idea what it smelt like. All I could do was look at photos of it on my laptop or phone. I was of course instantly seduced by its colour. As you can see from the photos featured in this review, Jingle Spells is the most beautiful shade of purple adding to its design is a very light dusting of gold and white stars on it’s top.

To look at, Jingle Spell reminds me of the old version of the Northern Lights bath bomb, both in colour and in regard to the scattered star decorations. Online I have seen a few people compare it to the Blackberry bath bomb, after using it I can’t put my finger on why it has been compared to it, other than maybe its colour I can’t see or smell anything that makes them alike.

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The Jingle Spells bath bomb shares its scent with the Wizard bubble bar. It is very different from anything I’ve used from Lush before. The fennel oil within it gives it a sweet yet spicy edge. Alongside the fennel oil is a splash of tangerine and juniperberry oils too, altogether these ingredients give the Jingle Spells bath bomb a slight fruity, warming and woody scent. The only other way I can think of describing its scent is with the words warm and magical.

As soon as the Jingle Spells bath bomb hits the bath water a feeling of relaxation hits you. The scent intensifies slightly as the bath bomb floats and fizzes away. It isn’t long until you start to feel super relaxed, normally it takes me a few minutes to start to notice a difference but, I was ready for bed before the bath bomb had even finished dissolving.

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Was the Jingle Spells bath bomb worth the wait? Yes! It wasn’t as theatrical as the likes of the Intergalactic or Fizzbanger bath bomb, but it’s warming and relaxing scent got me so chilled out in such a small amount of time that I could look past any lack of potential bath art.

The oils in Jingle Spells make the bath water silky smooth, if my skin could speak it would be sending Jingle Spells a whole lot of praise. Not only does it feel fabulous on your skin, but its gorgeous scent also remains with you hours and hours after getting out of the bath.

Once the bath bomb has fully dissolved the light dusting of stars float to the top of the bath water and although this isn’t colourful like the above-mentioned bath bombs, I loved it.

Sometimes less really is more. I’d love for Lush to bring out a body lotion with this scent, I think I’d sleep peacefully for a week after using it!

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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, especially 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 pinch of fun to the lip 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 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 (from a shelf-life perspective) it doesn’t seem to last as long as the other Lush lip scrubs. 5 or 6 months after being made, the scent and taste begin to fade very noticeably. This doesn’t match up with the use by date marked up on the pot, that says it should be good for over 12 months. Other lip scrubs from Lush are good for a couple of years after their best-by-dates so the fact it spoils so quickly is quite a big negative. Overall I however really do like this product, maybe a slight tweak of the formula may help it stay at its best for a longer period!?!



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Melomint Bubble Bar from Lush

melomint-bubble-barWhenever a product with peppermint in becomes available I snap it up. I wouldn’t say that peppermint was one of my most favourite scents, it however works wonders on the dreaded feeling of nausea which is a common side effect for me because of the medication I have to take.

My go to minty products are normally the Mask of Magnaminty face and body mask and the Intergalactic bath bomb. When I am however lucky and the Lush Kitchen have blessed us with one of their wonderful menus I also love the Magic and Abombinaball bath bombs.

All of the above go beautifully with the Melomint Bubble Bar. To look at, Melomint clearly resembles a watermelon slice. At first I thought great, I love watermelon! Its design and colours are however misleading… Melomint is not a fruity product at all, it’s minty through and through.

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The only clearly, noticeable connection between it and a watermelon is its design. I  do however feel that the Melomint bubble bar is super refreshing. Both while I am in the bath with it and when I also get out. I just feel so, so refreshed and that feeling really reminds me of how my mouth feels after eating a watermelon. Call me crazy, I don’t mind… It’s just how the bubble bar makes me feel. Clean, rebooted and as fresh as a daisy.

The Melomint bubble bar doesn’t smell strictly of peppermint either. It also has spearmint in it, this gives it a softer minty edge making it a very gentle mint. Although the peppermint is probably the strongest of its ingredients scent wise, you can also detect a tiny layer of cypress oil. This ingredient adds a slight earthy tone to its scent and is a key ingredient as it calms your senses and also tones your skin.

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Nine times out of ten I normally say in my Lush reviews that a little of the product goes a long way. I am however always honest and that rule doesn’t apply to every Lush product. Some do not share well, while others do but I find them best enjoyed in full.

If you want an invigorating and energizing bath use as much of the Melomint as you can bear to part with for one bath. I find that I can really enjoy Melomint to the best of its ability over 2 baths, although using the whole thing leaves me flying in minty heaven. It not only freshens and hydrates my skin but also clears my head.

A quarter of it DOES give me enough bubbles for a fabulous bath I am just permanently tired so I find the more Melomint the better, it wakes you up just as good as a very large cup of coffee!



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Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner from Lush

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When I see that the Lush Kitchen had added never-before-been-released Body Conditioners to their menu I squealed with delight. With my impending wedding only a few months away I could only afford 1 out of the 6 available. Choosing which one was such a hard decision to make, I however decided on the Sultana of Skin Body Conditioner as it shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb.

The Blackberry bath bomb is my favourite night time product. Magic is real, no other bath bomb helps me to wind down after a hard day better than the Blackberry. For me, Blackberry really does have magical properties because every time I use it I almost fall asleep in the bath, as a diagnosed insomniac this is a revelation and a half!

Although the Sultana of Skin body conditioners name doesn’t sound or is in any way familiar to the Blackberry bath bomb, I can safely say, now that I have my gigantic pot of it that it does share its scent and it is heaven in a tub.15965351_1908166806079205_2884945557339576823_nI always grab a small amount of a Lush body conditioner and then begin to work it into my body in a similar way to how you would a shower gel. I however focus a little bit more on the dry patches of my skin such as my elbows.

The Sultana of Skin body conditioner has a beautifully smooth texture that is a similar consistency to not-bits yogurt. As with most Lush products, the smallest amount of Sultana of Skin body conditioner goes a very long way. For the first 2 uses I was still using the excess cream that was on the lid.

As much as I enjoy the Snow Fairy and Christingle body conditioners there’s just something that extra bit special about Sultana of Skin. The fact I love the Blackberry Lush scent so much obviously helps a lot but it’s how it feels on my skin that really impresses me.16142402_1908166819412537_5605533859635902812_n

The Snow Fairy body conditioner is a lot heavier than Sultana of Skin, both are however just as hydrating as the other. I like how light the Sultana of Skin feels on your skin and I feel out of all the body conditioners that I have tried it is the one that has left my skin in the best condition. My skin doesn’t feel greasy at all, it’s perfect.

I am so, so impressed with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner, if I wasn’t getting married in a few months I would definitely buy the Butterball and Big Blue too… Maybe even a cheeky Lemony Flutter as well because the cuticle butter equivalent is fantastic.

Hopefully they bring out smaller pots soon so that I can get them too, I don’t know how they will beat the quality of Sultana of Skin as it’s a pot full of heaven in my eyes. Lush are however very good at surprising me, they always go above and beyond with every new product release which is why I always get so excited!



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Love Spell Massage Bar from Lush

Last year (2016) I thought that the Valentine’s Day range was Lush’s best Valentine’s one yet. I honestly wasn’t expecting very much quantity wise. After all, the Christmas line that finished only a month before had spoilt us rotten.

Stating the very obvious, the Valentine’s line is always the first line to come out once the New Year is in full swing, after all of the busy Christmas work Lush has done over the last few months, you would expect them to calm things down a little. They however never do and the Valentine’s line of 2016 blew my mind!

My expectations would have been fulfilled with 2 or 3 limited edition, lovey-dovey themed products. I would have been perfectly satisfied with those 2 or 3 too.love-spell-massage-barAs for 2017 we are only in January and Lush Cosmetics have over excelled themselves again. 2017’s Lush Valentine’s line, blows the likes of 2016’s out of the water. Lush never fail to surprise me and this is why I have made them a part of my everyday life.

The Love Spell Massage Bar was first released as a part of 2016’s Valentine’s range as an Oxford Street exclusive. Imagine my delight when I found out that for Valentine’s 2017 it would be making a return and not just as an Oxford Street exclusive but in all stores and online too!

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Love Spell’s scent is a hard one to describe. It has a subtle and musky rose aspect to it. It is a very gentle scent, after using it I feel content, relaxed and carefree.

Though the design of this massage bar is very simple, it really stands out to me when it is in amongst the other Lush massage bars. Love Spell leaves my skin smooth, well hydrated and smelling gorgeous. Lush really need to make a dusting powder that shares its scent. Although Love Spell isn’t my favourite massage bar but it’s up high on the list of my must haves.

The beautiful shade of pink and its heart design will catch many peoples eye. As I mentioned in my review of the Tender is the Night massage bar, massage bars can be used as body lotion too. The sky really is your limit when it comes down to Lush products. I love how versatile they all are.

Love Spell is a fantastic addition to the Lush massage bar collection and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Lush decided to add it to the every day, all year through range.



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Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb From Lush

Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb.pngLast year (2016) the Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb was revamped beyond recognition for Lush’s Mother’s Day range. With it being completely unrecognisable to versions previously released, I was very excited to get hold of a few. The newly designed Rose Bombshell was a tremendously positive and much needed face lift, I loved it. I was therefore super happy when I found out that Lush had decided to bring it back for this years Valentine’s day range!

Changing from a plain white coloured product resembling Lush Oxford Street’s Ylang Song bath bomb to an almost neon pink one is always a good move in my personal pink-mad opinion. Not that I don’t love the Ylang Song bath bomb, I just tend to gravitate towards the pink products more because I’m pink obsessed.

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Upon hitting the water the Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb immediately starts to fizz. It slowly changes your bath water to a crisp and pale pink.

As the Rose Bombshell slowly fizzes away its greenish blue interior begins to show. As this external layer of the bath bomb is gradually revealed the bath water becomes a deeper more vibrant pink.

Packed with rose absolute this bath bomb is a real treat for dull and tired skin. With the Rose Bombshell having both skin-soothing and moisturising properties, it is a bath bomb that you will want to use time and time again.

After getting out of this bath I could still smell the light floral and rose fragrance of Rose Bombshell on my skin. It wasn’t until I got out of the bath that I truly started to appreciate its fresh, beautiful and lingering scent.

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Once this fantastically zingy-floral bath bomb reaches its last layer a handful of soft yellow rose petals burst out floating to the water surface. Like the Lovestruck bubble bar, Rose Bombshell also contains geranium oil, I am not a fan of geranium at all, Rose Bombshell’s other ingredients seem to however compliment it well making it a fragrance I do enjoy.

The multicoloured bubbles that Rose Bombshell left on the surface of the bath were so, so pretty. I just had to take a few more photos before I got into full bath mode.

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Out of all of the seasonal, limited edition products that Lush threw at us last year (2016) this limited edition bath bomb was one of my favourites by far.

I have said several times in previous reviews that some of the limited edition products such as Rose Bombshell would make a fantastic addition to the staple, every day store products. A year on and I still feel that Rose Bombshell is worthy of that.

It really is a remarkably refreshing bath bomb that I feel I will never, ever get tired of.



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Green Green Bath of Foam Bubble Bar from Lush

green-green-bath-of-foam-bubble-barI love how the Lush Kitchen reintroduces us all to long forgotten products from Lush’s past.

When the Green Green Bath of Foam Bubble Bar appeared in the Lush Kitchen back in November 2016 I had never even heard of it before. Curiosity as always got the better of me and I decided to order a few.

I know you’re all sick of hearing of Christmas now, I can assure you I am too. Green Green Bath of Foam is however designed in the shape of Christmas tree so I may have to use the C word a couple more times in this review, sorry!

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Green Green Bath of Foam is primarily a Christmas bubble bar I however feel it would work well all year round. For me Lush Christmas products are ones like Hot Toddy shower gelChristmas Kisses bubble bar and the Gingerbread House bubble bar. There’s just something about the spicy and warming products that help me get in the Christmas mood.

The Green Green Bath of Foam bubble bar is decorated with fresh red peppercorns that I think vaguely resemble ladybirds in the photo above. I have even dreamt that they turn into ladybirds, rest assured they don’t, (I really need to get out more.)

It is a beautifully, bold and festive green. As far as it being Christmas themed goes, I feel that it certainly looks like a Christmas product, it is however very different from ones that we have got used to in the most recent Winter product lines.

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With a mix of bergamot, grapefruit and frankincense oil in it, the Green Green Bath of Foam scent is an uplifting one, it helps clear my mind of any stresses I have faced that day and helps me wind down and relax.

It pairs beautifully with the Blackberry bath bomb, together they make an excellent bath time cocktail that always ensures I get a much better nights sleep.

I was totally blown away by this bubble bar. I honestly didn’t expect it to make much of an impression on me, it however did and I can’t believe why Lush Kitchen haven’t bought this retro Lush product back sooner?

The next time it pops up in the Kitchen I will most certainly be ordering some more. I don’t think it is a very Christmassy product but I could get used to it being one if I had to! 😉



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Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar from Lush

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar.pngFirst and foremost I would like to point out that no unicorns were hurt in the making of this product! Now that, that has been cleared up…

The Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar is the Lush product that I get the most excited about purely because of its name alone. Over the years it has been released several times as a Valentine’s Day special. Once upon a time it was not only stripey but also decorated with a sprinkling of stars. The stars have now sadly gone BUT without the stars the Unicorn Horn bubble bar is still one of the prettiest products I have ever used from Lush.

I’m not sure what the connection of unicorns and Valentine’s day is but I’m not going to argue with it featuring in the annual Valentine’s Day range as I look forward to it after a long Winter, it reminds me that Spring is almost here.

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I am unicorn mad, I adore them and have done so ever since I was a little girl. The other half even lets us use unicorn bedding once in a while. He’s clearly a keeper.

I just can’t help myself when it comes to unicorns. I just love the idea of a mythical creature living undetected in a beautiful forest filled with wild flowers, a spring and blissful bird song.

Featuring lavender and neroli oil the Unicorn bubble bar has a cheery and relaxing scent.

The smallest amount of Unicorn Horn bubble bar creates mounds and mounds of soft, fluffy and fragrant bubbles.

A lot of people ask me how I use my bubble bars. Do I grate them? (picture above) do I crumble them in my hand under a running tap? do I use a sieve/tea strainer?

My answer is I do all of the above, using any of the methods I have mentioned above always creates a huge amount of silky smooth bubbles. My advice is to do whatever works best for you. There is no right or wrong way to use it, grate, crumble or sieve.


As a recovering(ish) insomniac I always seem to gravitate to the ‘night time’ products, most of the products that I class as night time ones are lavender based, the most iconic one for me being the Twilight bath bomb.

The Unicorn Horn bubble bar works with so many other Lush products, my favourite Unicorn Horn cocktail bath is Unicorn Horn either with the Frozen or Lover Lamp bath bomb.

Neroli oil has been scientifically proven to boost the level of serotonin in the brain a.k.a the happy hormone.  Not only is the Unicorn Horn product a night time must have, it is also very good to use if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps.  This bubble bar is the perfect mix of  floral and citrus-fruit scent.

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Beneath the thick, silky lavender and neroli scented bubbles is twinkling, soft-pink bath water. I never, ever use a whole bubble bar for just one bath as I don’t feel you need to, a little chunk of Unicorn Horn goes a very long way.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to help you wind down allowing you to drift off into an easier nights sleep, look no further.

I just love this bubble bar and I really wish it was permanent stock rather than just a Valentine special.



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Blackberry Bath Bomb from Lush

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Sometimes the most simple of Lush products turn out to be some of Lush’s best kept secrets. Being honest, the Blackberry Bath Bomb doesn’t exactly turn heads, it’s all one colour and not at all as exciting or nearly as pleasing on the eye as Frozen or The Experimenter bath bomb.

When I first started to really get into Lush I wasn’t so sure about this bath bomb as it contained 2 ingredients I wasn’t very familiar with, bergamot and frankincense. I’m not sure how everyone’s first experience with a Lush shop quite goes but if it was anything like mine, you didn’t have a clue as to where you should even start.

If a newbie Lushie asks me what products I recommend they first try, I never give a name of a specific product. I always say go into the shop and go to the product that calls out to you. Next give it a sniff, if you like its scent too, buy it!

I first came across the Blackberry bath bomb several years ago, it was completely overshadowed by the product next to it, (the super bright Fizzbanger) I picked it up, although it wasn’t the prettiest bath bomb in the shop, it didn’t smell unpleasant so I decided to give it a go.

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Upon my very first use of the Blackberry bath bomb I discovered that it had magical properties and I now without question always have no less than 2 in my personal Lush stash.

When I very first used it I almost feel asleep in the bath, this wasn’t an odd chance thing either, it still happens every time I use it. I don’t know how I even make it out of the bath and into bed. As a diagnosed insomniac this product is quite simply a miracle. It has changed my life.

The scent of the Blackberry bath bomb stays with you throughout the next day too, if I know I have a stressful next day I always use it the night before.

I 100% recommend this bath bomb, it’s a life changer, I wish I had discovered it sooner than I did, I have however well made up for it since. Quite recently I have started to break the Blackberry bath bomb in half, it still has the same effect on me but now I can have 2 baths out of the one bath bomb.

There is also a little surprise at the end, I won’t spoil it for you, ENJOY!



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