Dirty Bath Bomb from Lush

dirty bath bomb (1)The Dirty Bath Bomb is a brand new 2020 release and is a part of the small collection created for Father’s Day. Rumours are however circulating that the Dirty bath bomb will remain past Father’s Day, becoming a permanent fixture in all stores. 🤞

SPOILER ALERT – I have fallen in love with the Dirty bath bomb and am very excited just at the idea of it becoming a part of the permanent line. It is a great minty alternative to the Intergalactic bath bomb and I feel there is definitely a gap in the bath bomb collection for such a product. No other minty based bath bomb has impressed me more than both the Intergalactic and Dirty bath bombs.

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Although I am really sad to see that the Dear John bath bomb didn’t make its way back into the Fathers day line this year, the Dirty bath bomb has well and truly softened the blow of its absence.

Containing spearmint, neroli, tarragon and sandalwood oil, Dirty’s fragrance is a super-cool mix of herby-spearmint. Just one sniff of it leaves me feeling refreshed.

Upon getting my last Lush delivery the Dirty bath bombs scent was the most dominant in a box full of several other bath bombs. It’s a powerful fragrance to say the least and one I can’t get enough of.

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After picking up on its amazing scent the next thing I noticed about the Dirty bath bomb was how beautiful it was, like the Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb it has layers of several different colours; Dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green and yellow.

As soon as the Dirty bath bomb hits the water all of its cool and calming colours begin to fizzle out of it sending out thousands of tiny-hissing blue, green and yellow bubbles creating beautiful patterns on the water’s surface.

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Although the Dirty bath bomb is quite a fast fizzer it puts on such a spectacular show, the bath water it leaves behind is a deep-dark-green, very similar to the shade of water that the Guardian of the Forest bath bomb creates.

I found myself running my hands through the soft-water, watching the green swirls as they caught the sunlight.

Even in a hot, hot bath my skin is left feeling cool as a cucumber once out of the Dirty bath bombs waters. I feel fresh and energised and more than ready to take on the day.

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My skin laps up all of the goodness from the Dirty bath bombs ingredients, it feels soft, hydrated and appears brighter once I am out of the bath. Its awakening scent stays on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too.

Overall I am really, really impressed with the Dirty bath bomb, there is not a single thing I would change about it. Its fragrance, the way it looks and performs in the bath and literally everything about it makes me so happy, what more can you need in a bath bomb? It’s perfect and has really helped me get out of my self-pitying quarantine slump, I really do hope it does become a main line product. Lush would be mad to not keep it around. 🤞


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Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar from Lush

Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar

The Mermaid Tail Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. It is however at the time of writing this review currently available from Lush’s UK website alongside a mountain of other bubble bars released in celebration of 30 years since the bubble bar was invented.

I’m always honest in my reviews and my first thought upon receiving the Mermaid Tail bubble bar was that it was quite small for its price. At the point of ordering, I was completely unaware that the Mermaid Tail bubble bar also had a bath-melt part. The blue detailed fin is in fact a bath melt, learning this made me a little happier about this products higher price.

The Mermaid Tail bubble bar shares its scent with the Baked Alaska soap and the Mermaid bath bomb, it contains lemon myrtle, ylang ylang and grapefruit oils so has quite an in-your-face citrus fragrance, if you’re looking for a product to wake you up, SEARCH NO MORE.

To my nose, the grapefruit oil is the most noticeable ingredient in Mermaids Tail, its scent is incredibly sharp, demanding your full attention.

Ordinarily I’d use a bubble bar this small all in one bath however after taking its scent-strength into consideration, I decided to break the bubble bar up, spreading it over 2 baths. I’m so glad I did this as I think my eyes would have started watering had I used it all together!

The first time I used the Mermaid Tail bubble bar I took the bath melt out of it, putting it to one side. Using just half of the bubble-bar-part of Mermaid Tail turned the bath water a beautiful shade of light purple, copious amounts of bubbles floated upon the waters surface too.

When it came round to using the other half of the Mermaid Tail, I decided to use the rest of the bubble-bar-part and the bath-melt-fin. The light purple water I experienced before was now a calming, pastel blue. I thought using the bath melt would stop there from being so many bubbles, I was wrong. I was extremely surprised that such a small amount of bubble bar could create so many bubbles.

I’d definitely say that the bath melt part of this bubble bar was the strongest scented part of it; Its scent lasted right up until the last drop of water went down the plug hole and then lingered in the air for a few hours after. The water was smooth and pearlescent, leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Once I had got out of the bath I felt full of energy, its refreshing fragrance stayed on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too, putting a spring in my step.

Overall I am quite impressed with the Mermaid Tail bubble bar, even though it’s small it served me 2 perfectly bubbled baths. Something I wasn’t expecting upon seeing its size. I also love the addition of the bath melt, I never normally have time to use bath melts but have made a mental note to try use more now as I really enjoyed the one included in the Mermaid Tail bubble bar.


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Sleepy Bubble Bar from Lush

Sleepy Bubble Bar

The Sleepy Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. It is however at the time of writing this review currently available from Lush’s UK website. Released alongside a mountain of other bubble bars in celebration of 30 years since the bubble bar was invented, Sleepy has been one of the most popular sellers of them all.

The Sleepy (aka Twilight) fragrance is one of Lush’s most popular so this bubble bar being a best seller was no surprise to me at all.

Sleepy’s bath bomb equivalent Twilight was actually my first ever Lush bath bomb so its scent will always mean a lot to me. A few years ago the Mum in a Spin bubble spinner was released, it too shared a scent with the Sleepy bubble bar. If you enjoyed the bubble spinner then you’ll adore the Sleepy bubble bar as it’s on par size-wise with the, The Comforter bubble bar. It’s HUGE making it excellent value for money.

This cloud shaped bubble bar contains benzoin resinoid, tonka-absolute and both lavender and ylang ylang oils making it perfect to use just before bed. A very small amount of the Sleepy bubble bar goes a very long way too, with it being so big I cannot express how happy the fact that a little goes a long way makes me!

I normally break my bubble bars up and throw a few of the pieces (see above photo) into a sieve, I then run the contents of the sieve under the baths tap, remembering of course to put the plug in first! 😉

As soon as the water comes into contact with the bubble-bar-pieces its sweet-lavender-scent fills the room. At the same time, the bath-water starts to turn a beautiful shade of purple and lots of fluffy white bubbles also begin to appear; It doesn’t take very long at all for the bubbles to form into a blanket-like-layer upon the waters surface.

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You can easily get 4 generously bubbled baths out of just the one Sleepy bubble bar with no hindrance to its quality. I will be very surprised if Lush do not make this bubble bar a part of their permanent line once the 30 years of the bubble bar celebrations are over.

I am over-the-moon impressed with the Sleepy bubble bar, its scent remains on your skin even the morning after using it and it really does help me wind down of a night time. I love the Sleepy scent and totally recommend using the Sleepy shower gel and Sleepy body lotion alongside the Sleepy bubble bar.

If you’re looking to have a luxurious and relaxing bath then Sleepy bubble bar needs to be top of your list of things to chuck in the tub with you!



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Magic Rabbit Bath Bomb from Lush

Magic Rabbit Bath Bomb

First released in 2020, the Magic Rabbit Bath Bomb was a limited edition Easter product. We’re normally used to egg shaped bath bombs for Easter so this bath bomb was quite the surprise. Based on its looks alone, the bath bomb is truly unique to anything Lush have ever released for the Easter period before. It’s uniqueness left me even more curious to try it.

The Magic Rabbit bath bomb is designed to look just like a magicians hat. Out of the hat you can see 2 white and pink rabbit ears. Just like the Not So Secret Santa bath bomb, the Magic Rabbit has a paper insert with a hidden face. The hat part of this product is the bath bomb while the bunny ears are the paper insert, meaning the rabbit really is IN the magicians hat!

The Magic Rabbit bath bombs scent is beautifully fruity, containing tonka absolute, davana and lemon myrtle oils its fragrance is a happy and uplifting one. Many have compared its scent to the Space Girl bath bombs scent family and I can definitely smell the resemblance, Magic Rabbit however has a light citrus-punch to it, think subtle-yet-sweet sherbet-lemon mixed with a powdery berry.

As soon as the Magic Rabbit bath bomb hits the water an explosion of purple foam bursts out of it. Shortly after that, the hats red rim also starts to fizz away creating streaks of red bubbles. Magic Rabbit is quite a heavy bath bomb, this shows in the time it takes to dissolve. You’ll have plenty of time to sit back and watch the beautiful red and purple bath art it creates.

It doesn’t take long for the popping candy inside of the Magic Rabbit bath bomb to react with the water either, out of the fizzing and crackling eventually appears a little white rabbit! – Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of the rabbit as I accidentally ripped it, I guess this leaves how it looks as a surprise for you though. 😉 The water it leaves behind is a deep dark purple and is silky smooth to touch.

The Magic Rabbits beautiful scent lasts throughout your bath and is still detectable on your skin a good few hours after getting out too. I wouldn’t say my skin was particularly  hydrated after a long soak in this bath but my skin did appear brighter. Overall I am really impressed with this bath bomb and I’m gutted that I didn’t get to grab a few more before the Lush website temporarily closed due to Covid-19. I have my fingers crossed that it makes a return some time soon. 🤞



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Unicorn Lip Scrub from Lush

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At the point of writing this review the Unicorn Lip Scrub is now a part of Lush’s main-product-line. It is a brand new release for 2020 and has got a lot of people excited, me included.

I have loved the magic and wonder behind unicorns for as long as I can remember and I have always rooted for more unicorn-inspired Lush products to be released. I adore the Unicorn Horn bubble bar but there is still a huge gap for more unicorn inspired something-or-others on Lush’s shelves!

I knew as soon as I learnt of this lip scrubs name that I was going to buy a pot, buying Lush products blindly is something I haven’t done for a long time but I couldn’t resist upon hearing its name.

The main ingredient in Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a readily available and cheap ingredient can do such a great job.

Using a Lush lip scrub requires the minimum of effort and they cover everything your lips need to always look their best. They are the perfect product to gently buff away dead and dry skin from your lips and are also very good at softening and hydrating your lips too. Maintaining the perfect pout has never been easier or tastier thanks to Lush!

As well as caster sugar the Unicorn lip scrub also contains organic virgin plum and jojoba oils. Both of these ingredients are known for their emollient properties and is an exfoliatingly-smooth force-to-be-reckoned-with when put with caster sugar.

Unlike any other lip scrub released by Lush before, Unicorn has 2 layers. Its top layer is blue and its bottom layer is a purpley pink. Supposedly, the 2 layers are different flavours/scents. With mine arriving pretty much all mixed together I sadly can’t confirm this to be true or not.

The Unicorn lip scrub has an incredibly moreish blueberry muffin like fragrance. The taste that it leaves on your lips is however a little artificial, it reminds me a little of Lush’s Bubblegum lip scrub when you use too much. A little amount of the lip scrub does go a long way, with its flavour being so strong I’d say that less being more is a great rule to abide by when using the Unicorn lip scrub.

What I wasn’t expecting in the Unicorn lip scrub was popping candy, it was a very strange sensation but didn’t hinder its lip buffing qualities at all. Over all I do really like the Unicorn lip scrub, it’s not my favourite but it does what its meant to do. I would like to maybe improve upon its flavour slightly as it does taste a little artificial but I’ve enjoyed using it nevertheless!


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Blazin’ Bad Zula Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Blazin’ Bad Zula Bath Bomb is a brand new release from Lush’s 2020 Mother’s Day line. If you’re a Spice Girl fan like me, you may recognise this bath bombs name as it is named after Scary Spices alter ego in the Spice Girls 1996 top hit, Say You’ll Be There’s music video. My inner 6 year old squealed with excitement at the thought of a Spice Girl bath bomb, I just simply had to get a hold of one as quickly as possible.

In the 30 years I have lived on planet Earth I don’t think anything else has ever captivated my time and attention more than the Spice Girls did and Lush does now, mix them both together and I’m in heaven.

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Blazin’ Bad Zula’s scent is a fragrance we’ve had from Lush before, it shares its scent with the Chris The Camel bath bomb that was first released as a part of Lush’s 2019 Christmas line. Containing black pepper, cinnamon leaf, Brazilian orange and clove bud oils Blazin’ Bad Zula’s fragrance is sweet yet spicy. I personally really like its scent but have heard from a few others that it is quite the acquired taste.

Any Lush product with a hint of spice in especially cinnamon is bound to be a hit with me, as I suffer with chronic pain; The warm ingredients in certain Lush products are a god-send for me as they work wonders on aching muscles. My mission to help myself combat the chronic pain I suffer with is actually what first inspired me to get into Lush products, this makes Blazin’ Bad Zula even more exciting for me!

As you can see from the photos the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb was designed with Scary Spices trademark leopard print in mind. What I wasn’t prepared for when I threw the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb into the bath was the BATH ART.

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The Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb is a very slow fizzer leaving you plenty of time to admire the bath art it leaves behind. As it bobs around in the water it shoots out a wide range of colours, yellows, purples, greens and blues; White foam too. My photos of the bath bomb in action do it no justice at all.

Once Blazin’ Bad Zula has completely dissolved the water left behind feels luxurious and silky smooth. It’s a very dark shade of purple with a generous helping of golden sparkle, as well as laying back in its warming and stimulating waters you can’t help but swish the water round, swirls of green and gold come to the surface before quickly disappearing again. It’s a true piece of art!

The sweet and spicy scent of the Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb lasts through out the whole bath. Once out of the bath its scent also remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day too. My nose always seems to detect a banana element to this bath bomb, it’s strange as, as far as I am aware it hasn’t got banana in but I’m not the only one to make the comparison.

If any Lush product has ever oozed girl power before it hasn’t been quite on par with the beautiful Blazin’ Bad Zula bath bomb. For lightly shimmered, glowing and beautifully hydrated skin give Blazin’ Bad Zula a go! I hope that Lush bring this bath bomb out again as I missed being able to stock up on it because of  the temporary closure due to social distancing. Fingers crossed! 🤞



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Rainbow Bubble Bar from Lush

Rainbow Bubble Bar

The Rainbow Bubble Bar started its Lush life as a Harajuku, Japan store exclusive. At the time of writing this review it is currently only available in the UK within a Lush gift set; This makes it a little bit harder to get a hold of BUT with the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration due to start, I suspect that it will soon be readily available for all. 🤞

Apart from its bright colours, the first thing that struck me about the Rainbow bubble bar was its larger size. Its design is very similar to a previously-released, retro-Lush-product the Ultra Violet bubble bar. Which is also rumoured to be making a return for the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration!

Containing a blend of benzoin resinoid, lemon myrtle and Sicilian lemon oils the Rainbow bubble bars scent is sweet and uplifting. Its scent is fabulously fruity yet subtle; Strangely it really smells of raspberries. I’ve never been very good at describing scents but Rainbow smells like a bowl of fresh raspberries with a splash of lemon; it is deliciously moreish to say the least!

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To use the non-reuseable bubble bars like the Rainbow bubble bar,  I either crumble, or break them up then stick the bubble bar pieces (like the photo above) in to a sieve and let the running bath-water trickle over it. I find this the most effective way to use the single use bubble bars. This method is the best way to ensure none of the bubble bar gets accidentally wasted and through trial and error, I have found that it makes the most bubbles!

I managed to get 3 very generously bubbled baths out of just the one Rainbow bubble bar, I am confident that you could however spread this product out over more than 3 baths. Although I feel as if 3 baths showed it to its full potential. A little amount of the bubble bar really does go a long way making it fantastic value for money.

The Rainbow bubble bars scent lasts throughout the bath as do the bubbles. The water underneath the blanket of fluffy white bubbles is a bold and very inviting shade of orange, it is a very similar colour to the water you get from the Brightside bubble bar. The water is also silky smooth to the touch and is really moisturising without being at all oily, a trait I always love in a bubble bar!

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If you’re looking for a bath product that leaves you feeling happy and refreshed then the Rainbow bubble bar would be perfect for you. A good soak in a Rainbow bath leaves me feeling ready to take on the world. Once out of the bath my skin is fairly hydrated too, my skin is however normally very dry so the Rainbow bubble bar might be even more hydrating on other peoples skin.

Overall I am really impressed with the Rainbow bubble bar, we have needed a raspberry scented bubble bar for ages; If you miss the Mumkin bubble bar then you really do need to try Rainbow! Not only does my skin feel good after using Rainbow but its gentle fragrance stays on my skin for the rest of the day too. I have my fingers crossed that this bubble bar is a part of the 30 years of the bubble bar celebration as I’d love to stock up on a few.



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