Toffee Apple Lip Scrub from Lush

The Toffee Apple Lip Scrub is yet another brand new product created for Lush’s 2020 Halloween line. I use Lush lip scrubs almost every day so whenever a new one is released I always try to buy a pot.

The main ingredient in Lush lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a simple and natural ingredient can do such a great job at creating smooth and hydrated lips. Why other cosmetic companies ever felt the need to use micro-plastics in their exfoliating products when we have always had sugar to-hand is beyond me.

Just like the Unicorn lip scrub, Toffee Apple also has 2 different layers. Its top layer is bright green and its bottom layer is a Halloween-spooky-special, BLOOD RED. Both layers aren’t just different colours either, they are also different flavours/scents. The green layer is apple and the red layer is sickly-sweet sticky toffee. The perfect mix of both sweet and sour!

Lush lip scrubs make maintaining the perfect pout ridiculously easy, they cover everything your lips need to always feel and look their best. Sugar is an excellent ingredient for gently buffing away dead and dry skin from your lips while the organic jojoba oils and shea butters are good for softening and hydrating them.

Exfoliating your lips has so many benefits and has never been easier thanks to Lush.

As well as the ingredients I mentioned above, the Toffee Apple lip scrub also contains, bergamot, geranium and sandalwood oils. It’s sweet and sour scent is incredibly moreish.

Being honest as always, I do love the 2 different coloured layers mixed together, it’s toffee-apple scented heaven BUT as a die-hard fan of all things apple I couldn’t help but think that the apple layer would also sell very well on its own.

I’m just thinking out loud but maybe as a Valentine’s Day product? I’m thinking a fairytale-apple-theme to work alongside the newly released Once Upon A Time body spray?! 😉

Just like the Galaxy lip scrub from last years Christmas line, Toffee Apple is very pigmented. This means that I recommend using a little amount at a time to prevent any colour transfer. You do actually only need a small amount for it to work but just in case you liked the taste so much that you were tempted to over indulge, be careful so you aren’t left with green tinged lips!

Overall I really do like the Toffee Apple lip scrub, it’s not my favourite lip scrub from Lush but it’s one I’d happily buy again if given the opportunity. A huge positive about it is that it’s a lot more hydrating than any other lip scrub I have used from Lush before.



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Bat Art Bath Bomb from Lush

 

The Bat Art Bath Bomb is a brand new Lush release and is a part of 2020’s Halloween range. I couldn’t resist buying a couple of them on their release date. Bat Arts design is so unique to anything Lush have created before. Shaped like a bat, with webbed-like-bat-wings it’s almost too cute to let go down the drain. 🥺

The first thing people usually notice about Bat Art is that it’s a sparkly-jet-black. Over the last few years Lush have designed and released several black coloured products. In 2017 we were introduced to the Secret Arts jelly bomb as well as another Halloween release, the Bewitched bubble bar.

Back then, I admit to being absolutely terrified at the prospect of introducing my squeaky-clean, bright-white-bath with a dark-black-product. This was the case for many other Lush customers too, so many people asked why anyone would use such a product in the bath or shower – a place you get in to get clean.

Regardless of my fears, I tried them and I had nothing but positive experiences with both, clean up included. With my past experiences with black products being so positive I didn’t even hesitate before using the black and silver-lustre-decorated Bat Art bath bomb.

The Bat Art bath bomb shares its scent with the Junk perfume, unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of trying Junk yet so the Bat Art bath bomb is my first experience of the fragrance.

Bat Art contains a peculiar blend of ingredients that strangely compliment one another very well. There is Sicilian lemon, green Mandarin, rosemary and sage oils, making Bat Arts scent is a tricky one to describe. There are notes of fruity-sweet-blackcurrant, as well as it having an herbal almost-medicinal, grassy edge to it too. 

As soon as the Bat Art bath bomb comes into contact with the bath water a huge explosion of black foam bursts out of it, after a minute a thinner purple foam begins to sizzle out of it too. Bat Art is a very slow fizzer, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful bath art it creates.

As it floats around the water surface, sizzling away, 3 spots of colour begin to come out of it at different points. There are single streaks of sky-blue, light purple and sparkly silver. If you thought the Star Light Star Bright bath melt was the sparkliest product, think again!

Once the Bat Art bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with bath art that looks just like a slab of sparkly-silver and purple marble. The water is such a dark and shimmering purple, it’s very easy to get lost in. I spent a good 5 minutes just swishing it around with my hand, watching all the sparkles catching the light.

My photos in this post do the Bat Art bath bomb no justice at all. You really do have to see it with your own eyes. Once out of the bath its scent remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day, although my skin did feel a little dry once I got out of the bath it was nothing a small blob of body lotion couldn’t fix.

Overall I am really, really impressed with the Bat Art bath bomb, if you love bath art then you’ll want to use Bat Art again and again.



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Eyeball Bath Bomb from Lush

I am always really excited to reacquaint myself with fresh limited edition, golden-oldie Lush products, particularly those from the Halloween line. There’s just something about this time of year that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

When the 2018 Halloween line was announced, I was utterly devastated when I found out that the Pumpkin bath bomb was no longer in the line up.

The brand new Eyeball Bath Bomb has taken its place. As sad as I was at the loss of one of my favourite smelling bath bombs, I kept an open mind. New products keep things fresh and although I adore the Pumpkin bath bomb, the Eyeball bath bomb looked as if it had a bit more bath-art-potential. A trait I always enjoy in a bath bomb.

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The first thing that I noticed about the Eyeball bath bomb was how hideous it looks. With it however being a Halloween product, its hideousness is of course all a part of its charm.

Mainly white, when it is upside down I have mistaken it for a Dragon’s Egg bath bomb more times than I can remember. When it is the right way up, you can see that it has been designed to look like a cartoonish eye ball; The bath bombs centre is a black pupil surrounded by an eerie-orange iris.

The Eyeball bath bombs scent is not at all what I imagined. Containing Brazilian orange, lavender, ylang ylang oil and rose absolute it should smell like your nan’s hand bag. It’s however nothing like your nan’s hand bag, if anything I feel it’s quite a youthful scent, one that ALL ages can enjoy.

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Reading the Eyeball bath bombs ingredients list I expected it to have a rich and super overpowering floral scent, it however has a very soft and delicate scent. The lavender and rose absolute give it a soft almost musky edge and the Brazilian orange rounds both of them off adding a subtle layer of sweetness.

By all means it’s not an unpleasant scent I just wouldn’t have ever associated the scent with the Halloween season.

As soon as the Eyeball bath bomb hits the water a burst of orange erupts into the water. Dotted around the bath, black and orange bubbly streaks appear. At first the bath art it created reminded me of the Tiger Tiger Burning Bright bath bomb.

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The bath art was however very short lived, I have found every Eyeball bath bomb I have used thus far, to be exceptionally quick fizzers. The bath art appeared to end almost at the same moment it began. I have seen some people say the complete opposite though.

I’m not sure if I got a bad batch or whether the pressure and type of water (hard/soft) in different areas make a difference. My skin did feel revived and fresh once I’d got out of the bath, the scent didn’t last on my skin very long but with it being so subtle in the bath I was expecting this.

If you’re not into bath bombs for bath art and prefer the gentler colours and scents then the Eyeball bath bomb would be a very good choice for you. I wasn’t blown away by Eyeball but I did enjoy using it. Sadly I have decided that I won’t be stocking up on the Eyeball bath bomb before the Halloween season is over, as I was a little underwhelmed by it in comparison to the other Halloween bath bombs, sorry Eyeball the Monsters’ Ball bath bomb is still my favourite product from the Halloween range!



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Bewitched Bubble Bar from Lush

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I am still in mourning for Lush’s Blackberry bath bomb, at the time of writing this review it has unfortunately been discontinued earlier this year. I am still very upset with Lush for taking this product away. It was the only non medicinal product in the whole world that had helped me kick insomnias butt. When I heard that Lush were bringing out a Blackberry scented bubble bar for the Halloween period, my frozen heart thawed just a little at the thought. I knew at this point that the Bewitched Bubble Bar would either be a huge hit or a huge miss for me.

This relatively small bubble bar has been shaped into a black cat’s face. With big, bright yellow eyes, Bewitched looks like a witches perfect sidekick. Once I had the Bewitched bubble bar in my hands I admit that I was disappointed by its smaller size. Everything however seems small when you have been spoilt rotten with the likes of the, The Comforter and Brightside bubble bar. What saved the day for me when it came down to Bewitch’s size was that a very little amount of it went a very long way bubble-wise.

I expected to get (at a push) 2 baths out of just the one Bewitched bubble bar, the first time I used it I broke it into 2 pieces with the thought of just adding the other half of it if I felt it was needed. I was pleasantly surprised that 1 half of the Bewitched bubble bar was more than enough, in fact it was too much, unless you are after a super over indulgent bath there is really no need to use any more than one third of the bubble bar per bath.

Once the hot water hits the bubble bar the Blackberry scent fills your bathroom. Just like the Blackberry bath bomb Bewitched is jam packed with bergamot and frankincense oils, this combination has to be one of the most relaxing blend of essential oils I have ever come across. It’s magic!

The smallest amount of the Bewitched bubble bar makes mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles, what had me mesmerised was however the colour of the water underneath the blanket of bubbles. It creates a similar coloured water to what the Secret Arts jelly bomb does. It leaves the water magnificently hydrating and silky smooth on your skin, my skin soaks it all up and its scent stays with me hours and hours after getting out of the bath.

Paired with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner the Bewitched bubble bar is almost as good as the Blackberry bath bomb. I am still in a state of disbelief that Lush ever let the bath bomb equivalent of the Bewitched bubble bar go, I am hoping that Lush actually bring the Blackberry bath bomb back once the Halloween and Christmas stock sells out after New Year… Although nothing has been announced so don’t hold your breath. PLEASE?!!!

I can’t see Bewitched being carried on as a staple-store-product past Halloween and because of this I don’t want to become too attached to it. It really is a great product though, I can see it being a very popular Halloween product for years and years to come.



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Golden Wonder Bath Bomb from Lush

When I very first tried the Golden Wonder bath bomb it made me want winter to last forever, a very bold statement for someone who has always disliked winter and is forever saying that they are cold!

Although I would still describe myself as a through and through summer girl, I am now content when winter arrives, knowing that I will be in the company of a huge amount of new and returning old, yet-much-loved winter Lush products makes it very, very easy.

With all thanks to Lush Cosmetics, what used to be an unbearable time of year for me, is now not just bearable but exciting too.golden-wonder-bath-bombI am ashamed to admit that it took me until Christmas 2015 to actually try the Golden Wonder bath bomb. In years prior to 2015, I just wasn’t at all interested in the collection as a whole. I would always go for other bath bombs that in my eyes, appeared more interesting.

I am mortified that it took me so long to try the Golden Wonder bath bomb and my ignorance with it has taught me to never leave a Lush stone unturned.

After finally using the Golden Wonder bath bomb in 2015 and furthermore instantly falling in love with it, I knew that without the Golden Wonder bath bomb Christmas would never be the same again. It is now one of my essential winter time products.

If Lush ever dared to not bring it back I think I’d have some sort of break down. That is no exaggeration either, I LOVE IT more than any of the other winter bath bombs. Christmas isn’t Christmas if I don’t have the Golden Wonder bath bomb to enjoy.

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If I could only use 3 Lush scents for the rest of my life the scent of the Golden Wonder bath bomb would make the list without question.

The scent of the bath bomb is called Celebrate and since falling in love with the Golden Wonder bath bomb, I have made it my mission to collect anything else that shares its scent.

Some of my favourite Lush products from its scent family are the solid and liquid perfume, the First Snow dusting powder and the Celebrate body lotion.

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The Celebrate scent is often compared to champagne. I however disagree, the scent of the Golden Wonder bath bomb is way too citrusy for me to ever think of it as champagne inspired. I wouldn’t even put it in the same category as buck’s fizz. I urge anyone who isn’t sure on the scent to please give it a go, the more I use it, the more in love with it I fall.

Containing sweet orange, lime and cognac oil the Golden Wonder bath bomb smells to me just like Christmas, I can’t help but always subconsciously associate the two together.

Celebrate has a warm and inviting scent that it is portrayed very well within all of the other Lush products that are blessed with its same scent. Once you are hooked on one Celebrate product you will be in search for others that smell the same. Before you know it you will be starting a Celebrate-scented-quest. Your mission (which you will have no trouble in choosing to accept) is to combine all of the Celebrate scented products you can lay your hands on to make one Christmas-crazy, Lush product cocktail!

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As well as smelling absolutely amazing, the Golden Wonder bath bomb puts on a fantastic show once plonked into your bath water. The very first time I used it I actually shouted ‘OOO!’ followed by me cursing (a lot) as none of the photos I took did the bath bomb any justice at all.

To this day I still haven’t captured any photos that I feel worthy of showing its full potential. You really have to try it for yourself to appreciate its true beauty.

Out of all of the bath bombs I have tried over the years Golden Wonder is still the one I will always remember as giving one of the best surprises upon first use.

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When placed in the bath water the Golden Wonder bath bomb begins to ferociously fizz, forming a small stream of dazzlingly gold bubbles. After a short moment other colours appear from within the golden bath bomb too.

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Nearer the end of the Golden Wonder’s performance small balls of pink, yellow, green and blue float to the surface, temporarily poker dotting the now deep blue, shimmery bath water.

 The Golden Wonder bath bomb is a real pleasure to watch in the bath tub and a great treat for winter tired skin too, an added bonus that I had forgot to mention is the lustre and miniature dissolvable stars in it.

The slight golden shimmer that is left after the bath bomb has dissolved along with the light dusting of stars makes the bath water appear like a clear night’s sky.

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Everything I like about a bath bomb is in Golden Wonder, EVERYTHING!

I am so, so impressed with this bath bomb and was so from very first use. It is one of the only winter bath bombs that I really, really look forward to getting every year.

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The Golden Wonder bath bomb will always be one of my all-time favourite Lush products, the only reason I wouldn’t recommend it to others is so that there are more for me to buy and keep all for myself…



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 21st of October 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge. Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb from Lush

Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb

The Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb is a pastel-green, Halloween ballistic that has a strong, musky and spicy herbal scent. Its long list of ingredients contains both patchouli and black pepper oil so it is quite an acquired taste. I am not huge fan of patchouli but I always try a Lush product at least once.

Unlike any other Lush bath bomb, Lord of Misrule has its own unique design. Instead of being smooth all over, this bath bomb has a flower/rounded star shaped crown on its top, this was clearly included in its design to signify its ‘Lord’ status.

As soon as I plopped the Lord of Misrule bath bomb into my bath water the bath bombs colourful and foamy magic unfolded right before my eyes. A huge amount of green froth bubbled up to the top of my bath water and the bath bomb then began to bob around, spinning slowly.

Lord of Misrule’s scent immediately engulfs whatever room it is in, when I had my first one delivered I could smell it before I had even opened the box. I find you can still smell Lord of Misrule hours after it has been removed from a room, it is quite possibly the strongest scented Lush bath bomb I have used to date. With it having such a strong scent I couldn’t quite believe how much its scent intensified once in the water.

I Wasn’t particularly impressed with this as I found the patchouli (the ingredient I don’t always get on with) far too strong even before I’d put it in the bath. I felt as if I was drowning in the scent. I would however like to point out that just because I dislike its scent, it doesn’t mean that you will too.

Although I can’t hack Lord of Misrule’s scent, I will admit to there being something wonderfully mystical about how it performed in the bath, I can see why so many people are head over heels in love with it and its colours.

Unfortunately the Lord of Misrule scent triggers my migraines. Regardless of the migraine trigger, I stayed in the bathroom for as long as I could to get some photos.

The pinks and greens that were spiraling out of the Lord of Misrule bath bomb were creating some of the prettiest bath art I had ever seen.

The pink and green contrast so well, if it wasn’t for its scent I could see myself using it all of the time. Another surprise it had was the addition of popping candy. The popping candy always makes for an interesting bath especially when you aren’t expecting it.

Near the end of the bath bombs bath time show, the hot pink colour overpowers the green turning the bath water a deep-pink, it reminds me of mulled wine.

I am so in love with the water melon coloured foam that Lord of Misrule creates I just wish I could have enjoyed it more. Stupid migraines!

As I didn’t get a chance to review this bath bomb in quite the same way as I have reviewed others, I’d like to leave you with a link of someone else’s review on it (migraine free!)

You would have probably already heard about Jen from All Things Lush UK, she needs no introduction as she’s the Lush queen of the world. BUT, if you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard about her, here is a link to her review of the Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb. I know it is one of her all time favourites and I guess not liking every Lush product is perfectly normal, we’d all get very bored if we all loved and hated the same products after all!


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