Skullduggery Bath Bomb from Lush

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Every time the Skullduggery Bath Bomb has been available to buy through the Lush Kitchen over the last year or so I have missed it. My luck however changed this August and I managed to bag a few from the Kitchen’s most recent batch.

The Skullduggery bath bomb’s design is calavera inspired. Calavera is Spanish for the word skull. The most widely known calaveras are models of human skulls created with sugar cane for the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead. AKA Halloween.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico during the last week of October and first few days of November. It is a celebration in honour of family and friends who are no longer with them. The whole idea around human skulls may be creepy to some however when you take the time to learn about the sugar skulls heritage you realise it’s not at all creepy and actually a lovely way to remember loved ones that have passed.

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The Skullduggery bath bomb is a member of the Calacas scent family. The Calacas scent happens to be my all time favourite Lush scent, (so far anyway…) as you can imagine, seeing as it is my FAVOURITE Lush scent I was super excited to get my hands on a product that was completely new to me.

Although Skullduggery is not nearly as colourful as other bath bombs with the same scent such as The Enchanter, I think they’re the perfect product to include in a Lush bath-cocktail.

The Calacas scent is a zingy and refreshing, mood-boosting scent. The combination of its carefully selected ingredients; Oil of lime, neroli and olibanum makes for an energising bath time treat that ‘perks up the weariest of souls,’. The Skullduggery bath bomb works great on its own, although as I said above it isn’t as colourful as other bath bombs and to get the most out of it I like to use it in bath cocktails. I find a dash of Calacas shower gel helps the scent stay with you all day. Another great bath cocktail to try is a chunk of some Milky Bath bubble bar with the Skullduggery, it is like bathing in silk.

To some the Skullduggery’s scent may be quite strong. I wasn’t at all sure of it when I first experienced it, I have however grown to love it, once you have used a Calacas product the scent of it remains with you but it’s a lot more gentle once on your skin. It’s not at all overpowering and always leaves me craving more.

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As soon as the Skullduggery bath bomb hits the water it starts to fizz away creating copious amounts of pure white foam. The Skullduggery’s heart shaped eyes once submerged leave a small stream of red bubbles. After about 30 seconds the red eyes are no longer visible and the rest of the bath bomb is white all through. The Skullduggery then continues to create soft white foam until the bath bomb completely dissolves.

Performance wise I’d compare the Skullduggery bath bomb to the May Day bath bomb, it isn’t very colourful but its scent makes a lasting impression. Skullduggery is also a very slow fizzer and in this aspect it reminds me of the So White bath bomb, a slow fizzer with a beautiful, delicate scent that stays with you even once the bath bomb is completely dissolved.

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The bath water leaves your skin silky smooth and its delicate fruity scent stays with you all day.

Although I still prefer the The Enchanter bath bomb over the Skullduggery one, I would recommend Skullduggery over it if it is just the essential oils you are interested in. I know some people go for bath bombs based purely on their colours in the bathtub but for someone who wants something a little more gentle colour-wise, Skullduggery is a very good choice.

I am waiting very patiently for a Calacas perfume to come out. I have my fingers crossed that it does soon as it really is my favourite scent. In the meantime while I wait, I will just have to enjoy the Calacas scented products that I currently have. Although I am running a little low so am sending Lush Kitchen a virtual nudge for more! 😉



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Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask from Lush

Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask.pngHaving skin like a hormonal teenager wasn’t any fun when I was actually a hormonal teenager. Zoom, zoom, zoom into the future (as in well over a decade) and you’ll find me as a 26 year old.

At almost 27, the awkward teenage stage we all hate to remember should be long forgotten. I however still get the odd angry break out of very noticeable spots. Even though my head now sits on wiser shoulders, spot breakouts still have a huge and negative impact on my life and self-confidence levels.

For over 15 years I have dabbled with and tried a lot of skincare products. I find some very good however none of them are efficient for long term use.

My skin becomes so familiar with a product that it goes from one extreme to another, my spotty and dry skin becomes oily and unmanageable and the battle with my skin changes course but not for the better.

I have been trapped in a vicious cycle with my skin ever since I was 11. After years and years of trial and error I thought I’d never find a product that would work for me all the time. That is until I came across Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask…


The Mask of Magnaminty has a carefully selected mixture of gentle, natural ingredients that all work in harmony together to clean, calm and clear your skin.

Used just once a week, the Mask of Magnaminty helps me maintain, bright healthy-looking, blemish-free skin.

The ingredient that is most prominent in the Mask of Magnaminty both from its name and its scent is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has a cooling effect on your skin and as soon as you start to put the Mask on, you feel it working its skin-soothing-magic.

The cooling effect you feel on your face immediately after application always makes me feel so relieved. I can feel my skin relax ready for its weekly treat.

Peppermint oil, marigold oil, honey, evening primrose seeds and aduki beans is what makes up the Magnaminty mask.

The peppermint oil cools and soothes skin, while the marigold oil and honey, cleanse and moisturise the skin. Both marigold oil and honey have antibacterial properties so are very popular ingredients throughout the cosmetics industry.

The addition of primrose seeds and aduki beans adds texture to the Mask of Magnaminty, the face and body mask is not only a great cleanser but also a very gentle exfoliator too.

Primrose is used in cosmetic products all over the world for its natural, anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very suitable, gentle and natural ingredient to use on skin like mine.

When I apply any Lush face mask I do it with a teaspoon out of personal choice.

Lush face masks are often advised to be applied using just your fingers. I however use a spoon as it gets messy very quickly. I also prefer to use a teaspoon because I don’t want to add any unnecessary bacteria to the spare product left in the pot.

Using your fingers shortens the face masks shelf life and means that you have to throw it away sooner and before it is all finished. It makes sense to keep the ingredients as fresh as possible so that I can use the mask all up, wasting none.

Using a spoon not only helps my mask stay fresher for longer but it also helps me spread out the mask more evenly.

Once the mask is applied I leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

As the 15 minutes tick away, if you look in the mirror you can see the mask working its magic. It drags out all of the nasty oils and impurities from your pores and it is so, so refreshing.

If your skin, like mine is often angry and scattered with blemishes then I definitely recommend you try the Mask of Magnaminty face and body mask. It is suitable for delicate skin although as someone with easily irritated skin, I recommend doing a small patch test on your jaw line prior to using it in a bigger quantity.

Not all people’s spots appear on their face, I get quite a few on my shoulders and back too. The Mask of Magnaminty can be used all over the body and isn’t exclusively just for your face.

When it comes to taking it off I grab a clean flannel, wet it in hot, clean water and slowly wipe it off until all has been removed. The first time I used it I could really, really see a significant change in the size of my pores, some were now so small that if I didn’t know they were once there I wouldn’t know they ever existed.

The Mask of Magnaminty really is an amazing skincare product that I always make sure I have plenty of close by. I don’t think I could ever live without it!



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Roller Bath Bomb from Lush

The Roller Bath Bomb was released back in February 2016 as an Oxford Street, Mother’s Day exclusive. My birthday is in February and in aid of it, I had booked to visit the flagship store as Oxford Street is quite literally the best Lush store in the universe.

I had, had a cheeky Synaesthesia treatment with all thanks to Lush and was eager to kill 2 birds with one stone by also doing a little bit of shopping after it, focusing on the Oxford Street exclusives from 2016’s Valentine’s and Mother’s Day range. Unfortunately the Roller bath bomb had been held back on its release and it was the only product I didn’t manage to get hold of that day.

I was born in London and had lived there for 24 years before moving to North Yorkshire for a quieter, better life.

If I had known about the flagship store opening almost directly opposite to where I once worked, I often wonder if I would have moved over 200 miles away? Luckily living so far away isn’t too much of a heartache as I have family and friends in London. My sister-in-law lives a short bus ride away from the flagship store and she goes above and beyond with her sister-in-law duties and picks me stuff up from there all the time. She’s a diamond, you should all be insanely jealous.

Of course while running my Lush errands she has also become a hardcore Lushie, which was inevitable as all Lush stores have a contagious atmosphere, especially Lush Oxford Street!

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Although I was a bit late to the Roller bath bomb party as it had sold out almost as soon as it was restocked several times, I finally got hold of some of my own and I have honestly never experienced a bath bomb quite like it.

The Roller bath bomb is completely unique to any other Lush bath bomb I have had before.

It is actually part bath bomb, part bath melt. The top half of Roller is dipped in a waxy-like purple melt, while it’s bottom half is the standard bath-bomb-formula that we are all used to getting from Lush.

At first I wasn’t sure of the Roller bath bomb. It looked and smelt fantastic, I am however not a fan of any bath products that are too oily because I am not steady on my feet. I already require assistance to get in and out of the bath and don’t want to over-complicate things.

Roller is however in my opinion, the perfect balance of both bath bomb and bath melt. It’s formula always leaves my skin the softest it has ever felt, I also didn’t feel like an over oiled engine part as I had feared.

It’s as if my skin soaked up all of the Roller’s goodness, conditioning my skin into the best I have ever seen or felt it.

The Roller bath bomb shares it’s scent with the Yummy Mummy Shower Cream that was also released earlier this year for Mother’s Day, it was however not an Oxford Street exclusive as it was available everywhere for a short period. I hope they bring it back next year as it is perfection in shower cream form. If you’d like to read my review on it click the link above.

The Yummy Mummy scent is a strawberry fans idea of heaven, the Roller bath bomb makes for a very delightful, strawberry-cream, bath time delicacy.

When the Roller bath bomb first hits the water it’s purple-melt-half floats just below the water surface, with it’s white side just above. it slowly froths up, spreading sweet and fruity scented foam around your bathtub.

It then slowly starts to spin, so that the purple side is now sometimes in vision. Slowly but surely the Roller bath bomb decorates your bath water with streaks of white, purple, blue, aqua green and pink swirls.

After some time the Roller bath bomb appears to break into two white pieces. Even though the Roller is now in half, it still carries on making the most gorgeous patterns of breathtaking colours.

I don’t normally include so many photographs in my Lush reviews but can you blame me for not wanting to miss a single moment of this precious bath bomb?




Whenever the Roller bath bomb becomes available to buy I strongly recommend you grab as many as you can. Actually scratch that… Don’t buy any at all, that way I can buy them all for myself!



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NEW Mouthwash Tabs from Lush

After the most amazing Lush filled week, I have finally found the time to get my 3rd and final post drafted up on the new mouthwash tabs from Lush. If you have been following my posts then you’d know that the wonderful people behind the Lush Kitchen kindly gifted me all 3 flavours prior to their release date last week.

I won’t repeat myself as I am eager to get on with my reviews, I will however leave you with 2 links just in case you missed my earlier posts on the subject, post one can be found here, as well as post 2 here.

I am going to start by writing a little bit about the concept behind a solid mouthwash. A lot of people just don’t get it. Liquid mouthwash is easy enough to get hold of and works just fine. That statement is true but now that Lush have created a solid version the possibilities of mouthwash have grown.

Travelling light is always a struggle. Especially if your chosen mode of transport is an aeroplane. If you’re only taking hand luggage with you, there are so many restrictions on what you can take on board. This also applies just for travelling in general, if you can have a lighter bag due to not having to pack huge bottles etc then the concept of making solid cosmetics to travel with is ideal and a complete cosmetics game changer.

The list of supplies I need to have with me when travelling is never ending, it’s not until you do start to pack for a trip that you realise how much you really do need at hand.

Mouthwash tabs are therefore a much welcomed addition to the the solid cosmetics family invented by Lush Cosmetics. Several solid Lush products have already proved very popular and their sale stats reflect their popularity. A solid cosmetics boom has taken over the cosmetics and beauty industry and it is so exciting to have been given the chance to be a part of it. Thank you Lush Kitchen!

The clever people at Lush have provided us with the likes of solid deodorant, solid shampoo and conditioner bars, solid toothy tabs (used just like toothpaste), solid perfumes, shower jellies and even solid sun block. There was therefore most certainly a gap in the market for a mouthwash equivalent.

The bottles of the mouthwash tabs are both small and compact, the tabs are easily used anywhere making them a great ‘I can’t leave the house without it,’ product.

Directions on how to use the tabs are as follows; ‘After brushing your teeth, pop one tab into the mouth and take a sip of water to start the fizz. Nibble and swish before spitting out. They can also be used throughout the day whenever you fancy a bit of oral refreshment.’

All you need is one tab and a small swig of water to aid you in the quest of quick and easy oral refreshment. Freshening ones breath in-between morning and nightly brushing, has never been so easy!

Many people have asked me which one of the 3 tabs are my favourite. I honestly can’t decide. All 3 have qualities I look for within a mouthwash and I am keen to discuss them with you below.

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster mouthwash tabs were the second of the 3 mouthwash tabs that I tried. Out of the 3 I’d say that this one left my mouth feeling the cleanest. several hours after using it my teeth still felt as if I had only just brushed them, whenever I use one I can’t stop running my tongue over my teeth, nothing feels better than a decent set of pearly whites!

As far as mouthwash products go you would expect the one that left your mouth feeling the cleanest would be minty. Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster mouthwash tabs aren’t minty at all.

Reading their ingredients I thought I wouldn’t actually like the taste of them. Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters have lemon and aniseed oil in, aniseed is something I personally really don’t like as an ingredient as I dislike the flavour.

I was nervous about putting the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster tab in my mouth as there’s nothing more icky than not being able to get a taste out of your mouth I however took one for the team and shock, shock, horror, horror I was pleasantly surprised! it was the complete opposite of a horrifying experience. I liked its flavour.

The lemon and aniseed compliment each other and neither packed too much flavour. They appeared to be in perfect quantities. The scent was even pleasant, the lemon being more prominent than the aniseed. The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster may have also changed my opinion on aniseed too which is a HUGE thing for me.

Crème De Menthe Mouthwash Tabs

The Crème De Menthe Mouthwash Tabs are probably the best ones to start off with if you’re unsure of the concept of solid mouthwash. It like traditional mouthwash is peppermint based so is an excellent first stepping stone for the uncertain mouthwash-tab newbies.

The presence of peppermint oil was what made me decide that Crème De Menthe would be the tab I tried first.

I find the Crème De Menthe tabs to be really refreshing. They aren’t quite on par on a fresh-scale as the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster but they do an equally good job.

Like the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster tabs my mouth feels so clean after using it. The fact it has peppermint in makes it the mouthwash tab I feel most confident in using. It is excellent used as a quick oral-refresher after meals.

Ugai Mouthwash Tabs

From reading other people’s reviews on the Ugai Mouthwash Tabs I can conclude that it is the least popular of the three. The same feelings I had for Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster in regards to the aniseed ingredient were present for the Ugai tabs too as I really wasn’t sure how I felt about its ingredients.

Tea tree is one of my favourite ingredients within Lush products, putting it into a product that is meant to be put in my mouth however had me feeling anxious.

Influenced by my positive experience with the aniseed in the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster tabs, I decided that I could yet again be wrong so tried Ugai without hesitation.

My new found trust in Lush has taken me by surprise, I have learnt that you really do have to try everything at least once…

People in reviews have said that they couldn’t get their head around the Ugai being mainly tea tree based. They have also said that they couldn’t stand the taste of the Ugai as in addition to the tea tree there is also a huge amount of sea salt in it.

Against all odds I actually really like the taste of ‘too much’ salt. Salty water although I obviously don’t drink it has always been a nice taste for me. I would happily gargle salty water for hours and have had to do so because of dental work I’ve had etc.

Using a Ugai mouthwash tab was in no way an unpleasant experience for me. I liked it just as much as I did the other 2. I would recommend using it as a palate cleanser in between food as its flavours doesn’t change much within the mouth. It cleanses but isn’t masked by scent/taste.

We’ve all tried sipping orange juice straight after brushing our teeth with minty toothpaste and it’s not a pleasant experience at all! This is why I feel that Ugai is perfect for cleansing your palate in between courses or just in between meals.

The tea tree and sea salt within Ugai makes it antibacterial too. This will prove very beneficial if you have any infections within your mouth and throat, gargling it alone won’t get rid of any infections it however is an excellent way to keep things orally clean.

Overall I am blown away and so, so, so impressed with all 3 of the brand new mouthwash tabs, as I said above each one has its own reason for being great and I strongly recommend giving them a go, my mouth has never been so spoilt!

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Big Calm Shower Jelly from Lush

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Big Calm Shower Jelly was yet another Lush product I desperately wanted but always seemed to miss. My luck however changed for the better and this June just gone (2016) I managed to bag myself a pot!

Described by the Lush Kitchen team as a way to ‘take a dip into the Caribbean and enjoy year round sunshine,’ Big Calm shower jelly sounds like a bit of me.

Big Calm smells just like a piña colada. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it at first, it smelt good enough to drink and it really reminded me of beach, pool and sunny holidays.

Which might I add is the only type of holiday I think is worth going on because I’m lazy and can never get enough time snoozing in the sun.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than basking in the sunshine, book in one hand, cold drink in the other. When I am on holiday I want to do the same things all day, every day. Breakfast, drink, book then pool. Lunch, drink, book then pool and on and on until bedtime. Bliss.

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A cold pool to cool down in makes hot weather so much more manageable, I am getting depressed writing this as I literally CRAVE a holiday right now… That’s where the Big Calm shower jelly comes in, although it isn’t a Caribbean holiday, if you shut your eyes in the shower it smells and feels pretty close to one.

Packed with several tropical ingredients; Pineapple, coconut infusion and sweet orange oil, this jelly really does smell like a dream holiday.

Big Calm also has vetivert oil in, I feel this adds a smoky depth to the jelly. In my imagination it makes me think of a beautiful beach BBQ, sand in between your toes, salt in the air, delicious food in your belly.

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Big Calm is a deep dark blue with flecks of white. The exact shade of blue matches the deep parts of the sea that you wouldn’t want to snorkel in on your own, just in case Jaws was out swimming at the same time and same place. We’ve all seen the movie…

When I very first used Big Calm I was sure that something that smelt so fruitylicious would be sticky. It wasn’t, it lathered up so quickly and left my skin soft and smooth.

The refreshing scent stayed with me throughout the day. It made me really crave a pineapple and coconut juice. As much as I’d love a jug of piña colada or 10 I no longer drink alcohol, by ‘no longer,’ I mean I don’t even have the one glass on special occasions any more, boring I know. A pineapple and coconut juice however suffices and if you add a Big Calm shower into the mix it’s basically the same thing as a piña colada anyway.



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The Experimenter Bath Bomb from Lush

At the time of writing this review and as far as I am aware, The Experimenter (apart from the Magic bath bomb) is the only other hexagonal shaped bath bomb ever created by Lush.

It was originally released and presented as an Oxford Street exclusive at the opening of Lush’s London-flagship-store in 2015. Demand for this colourful bath bomb grew at an unbelievable rate and at the time of writing this review they are available both online and in all Lush stores.

Sporting an array of colours The Experimenter is an eye-catcher and a half. For the plainer coloured bath bombs I always tend to write in my reviews that they get overlooked because of other, more colourful bath bombs. The Experimenter is one of those legendary colourful bath bombs, that are virtually impossible to ignore.

All of the Experimenter bath bombs are of an hexagonal prism shape, this makes it exclusive to any other Lush bath bomb currently available in Lush’s all-year-round product line.

The Experimenter’s shape although a little more complicated than the standard Lush bath bomb has made it possible for it to have its own symmetrically-perfect design.

It is divided into 4 equal pieces, each of the pieces being a different colour; Pink, blue, goldy-orange and ivory. Above I have shared a photograph I took of 2 Experimenters next to each other so that you can see all of their colours. The 4 colours are then lined with what I could only describe as a purple belt. Later editions of this bath bomb however lost the purple belt.

In regards to the Experimenter’s scent, when I finally got my hands on one I wasn’t that much of a fan. I can remember sniffing it for the first time sat on my living room floor, I was a little disappointed.

The Experimenter bath bomb has a very musky and smoky scent. My first one was posted up to me from Oxford Street and it totally dominated the other bath bombs that were in the same package.

Looking at its colours I however decided that I would still give it a go. After all, I do find that a lot of the scents that Lush create take a while to get used to. A great example of a bath bomb’s scent that grew on me is Frozen.

As soon as you plonk the Experimenter bath bomb into the bath it starts to furiously fizzle away, spurting a rainbow of frothy, crisp colours. When used as fresh as possible the Experimenter puts on the most amazing, technicolour bath time show.

I remember the first time I used one, I was completely overwhelmed with the pressure of capturing a photograph that did it justice. I didn’t know where to point the camera, there was just so much going on and I missed most of it! naturally this meant I NEEDED to buy it again!

I left writing the review of the Experimenter bath bomb for over a year, I wanted to get a proper feel of it and I personally do really like it. Performance-wise, to me it is what Lush bath bombs are all about.

I however know that a lot of people are disappointed by the end result. Once all the bath bomb has fizzled away it leaves your bath water a dark-brownish shade of grey.

I’m not quite sure what the people that are disappointed expected the end result to be as all of those colours mixed together can only really end in one way!

When people point it out I like to compare the bath water you’re left with to an artist’s paint brush water after painting a masterpiece. Think Vincent Van Gogh or Paul Klee! This sometimes wins people around but I understand why the end result of the Experimenter bath bomb wouldn’t appeal to some. It has however sold very well since its release and I can see it sticking around for a long time.


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Yoga Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush

Yoga Bomb Bath BombI can’t believe I have left the opportunity of reviewing the Yoga Bomb Bath Bomb so long after its initial release, I have no excuses other than that I have been completely overwhelmed with all of the new Lush products released over the past 24 months.

When the Yoga Bomb bath bomb was first released it was one of many brand-new Lush products that were exclusive to the Lush Oxford Street store that opened back in April 2015.

Eventually, with the Yoga Bomb bath bomb being so popular, Lush decided to make it available in all stores and online.

The first thing that comes to mind when you have a Yoga Bomb bath bomb in your hands is how boring and plain it looks. In comparison to other bath bombs such as Frozen or Sacred Lotus it wouldn’t win any beauty competitions on first sight.

Scent wise the Yoga Bomb bath bomb is however a whole other level of yummy.

Containing frankincense and sandalwood oil the Yoga Bomb’s scent oozes relaxation. It is a fantastic night time bath bomb that I have found to be a great alternative to the Blackberry bath bomb if I ever fancy bathing a little differently.

Within the first few seconds of the Yoga Bomb hitting your bath water, mounds and mounds of fluffy orange foam disperses from it. The foam gathers together on top of the water surface, spreading itself out evenly.

The Yoga Bomb then begins to charge around the bathtub while also slowly spinning itself, leaving a clear pattern of summer-orange swirls and big bubbles.

Upon my first use of the Yoga Bomb I couldn’t help but wish that it had a little something more to give. The scent ticks every box for what I like in a bath bomb but for such a foamy bath bomb I wondered why it didn’t have any more colours to show off with.

That thought was however short lived as after some waiting, the Yoga Bomb bobbing around in my bath decided to show me its beautifully-bright colourful insides!

In addition to the orange foam, small swirls of other colours begin to form upon the bath-waters surface. Light purple, indigo, turquoise, lime green and a deep exotic blue.

The colourful patterns that the Yoga Bomb makes in your bathtub get bolder and brighter with every passing second.


All of the colours that come out of the Yoga Bomb clash with each other perfectly – this makes the bath art it creates really stand out from the rest.

The colours, its scent and its beauty combined make for a truly relaxing, bath-time experience. The Yoga Bomb as I said earlier is a very slow fizzer, the show goes on for almost 20 minutes.

When in use you do have to be patient for any Yoga Bomb bath art, nearer to its end is when the explosion of hidden colours reveal themselves. It truly is a marvellous bath bomb once it gets itself going.

Once Yoga Bomb has fully dissolved you are left with shimmery orange bath water coated with softly multicoloured swirls.

I find a Yoga Bomb bath to be very moisturising. It’s a real treat for dull, tired skin, after a good soak my skin ends up looking brighter as well as feeling smooth.

The delicate scent of the bath bomb stays with you for a good 4 or so hours after getting out of the bath too.

If you want some help winding down after a tough or busy day, Yoga Bomb is an excellent choice in bathing partner.

Within minutes of soaking in its water I can feel all of my worries and stresses melt away. At the time of writing this review the Yoga Bomb is available in all stores. GREAT news as it really is a positively fabulous product.

My only negative on it is that it really does work best the fresher it is. I strongly advise against hoarding this bath bomb for more than a couple of weeks. It is self preserving I just feel you get more out of it when it is at its freshest.

Most Lush bath bombs that I dare to stock up on keep looking (and working) like they are as good-as-new, months and months after they have been made.

The Yoga Bomb however doesn’t seem to hold on to its youth for very long. I’ve heard of many people holding on to theirs for too long. Then, when they do decide to finally use it, it just drops to the bottom of the bath smooshed together in a brown sludge consistency.

If you want to see jaw-dropping bath art while also avoiding the risk of it just turning into brown-bath-sludge make sure that you use your Yoga Bomb as fresh as possible. Other than this, I believe that Yoga Bomb really is a wonderful addition to Lush’s ever growing Bath-Bomb-family. 😊



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Plum Rain Shower Gel from Lush

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When I very first see a photograph of the Plum Rain Shower Gel on Instagram, it took me by complete surprise. I hadn’t heard anything about it being released at all. This made it my new, number one must have Lush product.

As soon as I could, I texted my sister in law to let her know I would be sending her on a Lush Oxford Street errand at her earliest convenience. At the time of its debut (July 2016) it was an Oxford Street exclusive so could only be bought from that one store. Luckily for the rest of the world, it is now available exclusively online too.

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Plum Rain shower gel is a deep and sexy purple. As soon as the parcel that was sent up from London by my sister in law arrived I grabbed Plum Rain ready to sniff it. I had decided prior to sniffing it that it must share its scent with the Mumkin Bubble Bar. I was however, wrong. Very wrong!

Its scent is completely different from anything I have tried from Lush before. It’s a very sour fruity smell BUT not at all unpleasant. It didn’t take me very long to fall in love with it at all.

Plum Rain shower gel is quite a thick gel. It is very similar in consistency to the likes of Lush’s Bubbly and Hot Toddy shower gels. A little of the product goes a very long way, the smallest amount of shower gel lathers up effortlessly and it is as you work it in your hands in preparation to cleanse your body that the scent really hits you. creditedPRSG3

It is one of the most interesting scents Lush have on offer and I cannot wait for them to bring out more products that share its scent. The scent is refreshing, warm and so very inviting, I can never get enough of it.

Although the Plum Rain shower gels scent doesn’t stay on your skin for very long after getting out of the shower or bath, it does linger in your hair if used as a shampoo. In regards to my skin, Plum Rain is incredibly hydrating, after using it my skin feels silky smooth.

I am honestly so pleased with Plum Rain, it has taken pride of place in amongst my other much loved Lush shower gels and creams.



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Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb from Lush

shoot-for-the-stars-bath-bombI had this blog post drafted up and ready to post way back in November 2015. It had however unfortunately slipped into the deep and scarily dark land of lost blog posts… I was so sure that I had reviewed it but had convinced myself that I must have dreamt that I had reviewed it.

Although the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb isn’t currently available in the UK, Australia and New Zealand are currently having their yearly ‘Christmas in July’ sale, I’m not sure if this is one of the available products but I will still post this review today anyway. The rest of the world can bask in jealousy of Australia and New Zealand while reading my review.

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Without further ado, here are my thoughts on the Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb.

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The Shoot for the Stars bath bomb is a blue, yellow and white, honey-lishous, toffee-sweet, ball of bicarbonate magic.

It shares it’s scent with a number of Lush’s most popular products. Some like Shoot for the Stars are seasonal, while others are available throughout the whole year.

The scents name is Honey I Washed the Kids. The Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar is probably my favourite out of all of the everyday range products that shares the same mouthwatering scent as Shoot for the Stars. Honey I Washed My Hair is in fact my most bought Lush shampoo bar, I really should pull my socks up and get on with a review for that product too! #Slacking

The Honey I Washed the Kids scent is very sweet, You can detect honey, toffee and hints of gooey caramel. It isn’t however sickly. I have never had much of a sweet tooth and my preferred tastes are the same as my preferred scents. I am so glad that I like this products scent as I was unsure at first. It features in so many Lush products that it would be a crime for me to not like it.

As soon as Shoot for the Stars hits your bath water, blue froth begins to foam out, floating on the top of the water. Yellows and whites soon follow and then a redish pink! The very first time I used Shoot for the stars it’s claret inside was a huge surprise, what I thought to be a pretty but cold coloured bath bomb, heated itself up with the addition of it’s dark red insides.

Another surprise that in my opinion is the cherry on top of this amazing bath bomb, is the addition of miniature confetti stars, they’re tiny and hard to get a photo of but you can see a few in the photo above.

They decorate the dark blue bath water perfectly. It’s like looking at the night sky.

The Shoot for the Stars bath bomb really is the perfect winters treat, I hope that Lush bring it back for the Winter 2016 range as it’s really not one I want to say goodbye to just yet. I still have a few left over from Christmas 2015 and I plan on holding on to them until I know fresh ones are on their way to me! 😉



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Sleepy Head Massage Bar from Lush

Sleepy Head Massage Bar.pngThe Sleepy Head Massage Bar is unlike any other that I have had the pleasure of using before. Whenever it is a part of the Lush Kitchen menu I always jump at the chance to get hold of some.

When my very first Sleepy Head Massage Bar arrived I was amazed by how big it was. It’s called a massage bar but looking at it and feeling its weight in my hand makes me think that the term massage ‘brick’ would be a better and more fitting description.

As a diagnosed insomniac anything with the word ‘sleep’ in it catches my eye. Although (thanks to the help of my doctors) my sleeping abilities have improved somewhat, the whole getting enough sleep issue still sits at the back of my mind niggling away. I am very conscious that sleep is an essential part of life and that it is also the key to staying healthy. I used to go days and days without sleep, I don’t even know how I managed to get to work and then how I managed to last the day, week, month. You just do. No sleep however has a knock on effect and it is one that catches up on you all too late.

For people like me, sleeping isn’t a talent we have. Introducing essential oils and Lush Cosmetics into my daily routine has however been a game changer. I’m a huge fan of lavender oil simply because of its soothing properties. It is an extremely versatile essential oil and is useful for a number of things. Being both soothing and antiseptic it is marvellous for skin complaints such as sunburn and insect bites. It is also not just soothing for your skin, lavender is also my go-to-night-time essential oil because it helps clear and calm your body of negativities and stresses, slowly helping you to ease into the right frame of mind for a restful and good nights sleep.

The Sleepy Head Massage Bar lathers up very quickly, with its generous amount of cocoa and shea butter it makes for a real treat for thirsty, weather abused skin.

Its gentle lavender and ylang ylang scent stays with you hours after you have massaged it into your skin. Although as an insomniac I am not the best person to ask whether it made a difference to my sleep pattern, I do know that it helped me drop off to sleep quicker than I would have if I hadn’t have used it at  all. It pairs perfectly with the Lush Spa temple balm.

The lavender in it is useful in both winter and summer therefore making it a perfect massage bar no matter what time of the year it is!



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