Lemon Butterfly Bath Bomb from Lush

Lemon Butterfly Bath Bomb

The Lemon Butterfly Bath Bomb is 1 of 3 butterfly shaped bath bombs from Lush’s 2019 Mother’s day line. The carefully crafted, butterfly shaped bath bombs are far from the likes of the standard round ones such as the Big Blue and Sakura bath bombs.

With the use of 3D printers, Lush have been experimenting with their bath-bomb-moulds, trying out lots of different and super-intricate designs. Through the use of these 3D printers Lush created the beautiful Butterfly bath bombs.

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The butterfly bath bombs have proven very popular because of their beautiful and clever design, Lush were very wise when they made the decision to make and release 4 different butterfly bath bombs. (I’ll talk about the 4th butterfly bath bomb that isn’t a part of the Mothers day line in its own review very soon.)

The Lemon Butterfly bath bombs ingredients are all things zingy; Containing both Sicilian lemon and sweet wild orange its yet another zesty-sweet, citrus scented bath bomb, perfect for awakening your senses!

As soon as the Lemon Butterfly bath bomb touches the water an array of green and yellow foam bursts out of it. A thin layer of colourful, silky soft foam slowly spreads across the waters surface as it slowly bubbles away.

As the Lemon Butterfly bath bomb charges around the bath it creates the most beautiful green and yellow bath art as seen in the photos below. For its size the Lemon Butterfly bath bomb is quite the slow fizzer, ensuring you stay in the bath for that little bit longer soaking up all of its goodness.

As the Lemon Butterfly bath bomb dissolves, it slowly turns your bath water a neon green colour. The shade of green makes the water left behind by the Avobath bath bomb seem boring and pasty…

A good soak in a Lemon Butterfly bath leaves your skin brighter and super-refreshed. Its scent although subtle stays on your skin long after you have got out of your bath tub.

Overall I am very impressed with the Lemon Butterfly bath bomb. Unfortunately for me the UK’s Mother’s Day has been and gone but I know some other countries still haven’t had their Mother’s Day yet.

Please make sure that you try this bath bomb at least once while you/if you still can, alongside the other 2 Mother’s Day butterfly bath bombs, Wild Butterfly and Rose Butterfly it really is a fantastic addition to the Mother’s Day 2019 line, as well as a product that I hope to see it again next year!



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Wild Butterfly Bath Bomb from Lush

Wild Butterfly Bath Bomb
The Wild Butterfly Bath Bomb is 1 of 3 butterfly shaped bath bombs from Lush’s 2019 Mother’s day line. The carefully crafted, butterfly shaped bath bombs are far from the likes of the standard round ones such as the Dragon’s Egg or Intergalactic.

With the use of 3D printers, Lush have been experimenting with their bath-bomb-moulds, trying out lots of different and super-intricate designs. Through the use of these 3D printers Lush created the beautiful Butterfly bath bombs.

The butterfly bath bombs have proven very popular because of their beautiful and clever design, Lush were very wise when they made the decision to make and release 4 different butterfly bath bombs. (I’ll talk about the 4th butterfly bath bomb that isn’t a part of the Mothers day line in its own review very soon.)

Like the Rose Butterfly bath bomb, Wild Butterflies name doesn’t give much away when it comes down to guessing its ingredients; Containing sweet wild orange, petitgrain and olive leaf absolute its scent is a cocktail of sweet-citrus-fruit blended with subtle warming and earthy tones.

It’s sunshine-yellow and shimmery-orange design makes for some super sunny bath art.

As soon as the Wild Butterfly bath bomb touches the water an array of orange and yellow foam bursts out of it. A thin layer of colourful, silky soft foam slowly spreads across the waters surface as it slowly bubbles away.

The Wild Butterfly bath bombs supposedly shares its scent with the Berry Berry Christmas shower gel, until the bath bomb came in contact with the water this wasn’t at all apparent to me.

Once wet, my nose could finally detect the products’ familiarities, I however still don’t believe it is the exact same scent, Wild Butterflies scent hasn’t got the same sourness as the aforementioned shower gels.

The Wild Butterfly bath bomb is a fairly slow fizzer, ensuring that you have plenty of time to snap some bath art shots if that’s your type of thing. I know most people like to just lay back and relax, watching the bath bomb put on its show.

As the Wild Butterly bath bomb dissolves, it slowly turns your bath water a bright and very warm orange colour. The shade of orange reminds me of the bath water left behind by the Brightside bubble bar. I have yet to try both Brightside and Wild Butterfly together but I imagine they would work very well together.

A good soak in a Wild Butterfly bath leaves your skin brighter and super-refreshed. Its subtle scent also remains on your skin long after leaving your bath tub.

Overall I am very impressed with the Wild Butterfly bath bomb. Unfortunately for me the UK’s Mother’s Day has been and gone but I know some other countries still haven’t had their Mother’s Day yet. Please make sure that you try this bath bomb at least once while you still can, I promise you won’t regret it!



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Pink Custard Shower Jelly from Lush

My love for the colour pink is almost as strong as my love for Lush Cosmetics. When I see that they were releasing a new shower jelly in the 2017 Mother’s Day range that was called Pink Custard, I just couldn’t help but get ridiculously excited about getting my hands on a pot or two.

Not only is it bright pink but it’s also jam packed with some of the most gorgeous ingredients. Lush have stated that the Pink Custard Shower Jelly shares its scent with the Think Pink bath bomb. While they both share key ingredients such as; vanilla, lavender, neroli and tonka absolute I can’t quite get my nose to identify them as the same.

At one point I thought a good description for its scent was a mixture of the Unicorn Horn bubble bar and Prince Charming shower cream, after however using it every other day since getting my pot in February I have changed my mind. There are elements to it that are similar to the Unicorn Horn but the addition of vanilla seems to make it a more rounded and almost musky scent. I think initially it was also the vanilla that made me think of it as similar to Prince Charming.

The Pink Custard shower jelly lathers up much quicker than any I have used before. There is however a bit of a downside to this, the jelly doesn’t seem to stay intact for very long, falling apart after just the one use.

There are so many ways to use a shower jelly, I prefer to use mine in the same way as you would a bar of soap, whole. Some people however chop their shower jellies up using a few pieces at a time. Although it’s not my favourite way of using a shower jelly I think chopping it up is most probably the best method when it comes to using Pink Custard. I’m not sure what it is that makes its consistency that little bit more weaker than other shower jellies, it being chopped up is however a perfect solution to stopping it from crumbling.

Pushing the Pink Custard shower jellies frailer consistency to one side I am still very pleased with it as a product, so much so that I’ve put it in pride of place in amongst my other top shower jellies; Santa’s Belly, Big Calm and Twilight. It lathers up well, leaves my skin soft and lightly scented for the rest of the day and it’s my favourite colour, pink!

What better qualities could I possibly want in a shower partner? 😉



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Baa Bar Bubble Bar from Lush

I can never resist grabbing the products that Lush make into little creatures, when the 2017 Mother’s Day range was released my eyes fell instantly upon the Baa Bar Bubble Bar. These miniature sheep are undeniably cute and when faced with a huge pile of them at Lush Oxford Street, I couldn’t help but take a photograph before grabbing myself one.

The Baa Bar is a slightly smaller size than the Ladybird bubble bar. I was so disappointed at the fact that the Ultraviolet bubble bar wasn’t re released this year, it was such good value for money and it was also a product that sometimes helped me manage my migraines.

After one sniff of the Baa Bar bubble bar I was however a lot happier with Lush’s decision to retire Ultraviolet. Baa Bar is by no means the same as the Ultraviolet bubble bar but it does have enough violet leaf absolute in it to pacify me. With it being a little bit smaller than the already small Ladybird bubble bar, Baa Bar had to really impress me to remain in my list of must have Lush products…

In regards to price, I will admit that at first I felt a little cheated because the Baa Bar is so very small. Baa Bar has however still made it onto my list of favourite Mother’s day products because the smallest amount of it really does go a very, very long way.

You could easily get 3 or 4 generously bubbled baths out of the one Baa Bar bubble bar, leaving it on a level par with the bigger bubble bars such as Brightside. The first time I tried the Baa Bar bubble bar, I actually used half of one without even thinking.

It made for a glorious bath, I had honestly never seen so many bubbles and as fun as the foam party for one was, I couldn’t help but feel using a huge amount like it was a waste, therefore I now stick to using just one-quarter of chunk of Baa Bar per bath.

The fact that the Baa Bar is purple on the inside has pleased a lot of people too. There’s nothing at all wrong with the plainer coloured products the more colourful ones however seem to sell a bit better so I thought this not very apparent point  was worth a mention.

As I said above, a little of the Baa Bar bubble bar goes a very long way, just a quarter of it creates copious amounts of fluffy-white, violet, lavender and bergamot scented bubbles. Underneath this beautiful and fragrant blanket of bubbles lays a bath full of silky-soft, purple water that brightens, refreshes and soothes tired and dull skin.

Any product with violet leaf absolute in is always welcome in my house because I find that particular ingredient very soothing. If caught in time, a product with violet leaf in can stop one of my migraines in its tracks. Which means (that to me) Baa Bar is worth its weight in gold.

Being honest as always, I’m still not completely sold on this years Mother’s day range (2017). I still have to use some of the other products a few more times before I make my final decision on them as a whole though. Out of all of the new products, the Baa Bar bubble bar is the one that has made the biggest and most positive impression on me. It is one I will most certainly be stocking up on before the Mother’s  day period is through.



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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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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 13th of March 2016. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
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Ladybird Bubble Bar from Lush

Ladybird Bubble Bar.pngWhen the Ladybird Bubble Bar was first released as a Mother’s Day product last year (2016) I was so, so excited. There’s just something so intriguing about the products that Lush make into little creatures.

It’s a very clever move on Lush’s account, giving a product eyes gives it some personality and because of this it makes them more desirable, buying a Ladybird bubble bar is like getting a new pet and the best kind of pet too as it doesn’t poop!

Unfortunately bubble bars are meant to be used so try not to get too attached, I promise you chopping or crumbling the Ladybird bubble bar up is well worth it. Once you’ve used it in a bath you will have no regrets in chopping up your new little buddy.

Other popular character bubble bars are the Mumkin, Tweet and Snowie bubble bar.

There is quite a few, none have however been quite as dinky and cute as the Ladybird bubble bar.img_5125-1

I couldn’t resist giving the Ladybird bubble bar a go even though I actually really hate ladybirds. Don’t shout at me, I have my reasons…

My other half and I moved into our new house just over 2 years ago and we have unfortunately had several huge ladybird invasions to deal with since. They love the old style windows, I’d do anything to get the windows changed but we have a listed house so the windows have to stay just as they were back in the Victorian times. *cries*

I used to adore ladybirds but after cleaning them out of my house for what seems like the millionth time, they kind of lose their ‘aww’ factor.

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Ladybirds hate anything menthol and this is how we ward them off from our house now. Diffusing anything menthol in your house makes them move out, it is the kindest and most natural way to get rid of them. It doesn’t cause them or us any harm, we have a ladybird free house and not because we’ve squished them all, it’s a win, win situation.

Ironically the Ladybird bubble bar’s main ingredient is in fact PEPPERMINT. Once I knew that key piece of information I welcomed several bubble bar versions of Ladybird into my home with open arms.

Bye, bye real life ladybirds the big boys are moving in!

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I only ever use a small amount of the Ladybird bubble bar as that’s all you need for a multitude of fluffy white bubbles.

The Ladybird Bubble Bar’s scent is a completely new one that I don’t recognise from any other Lush product. I’m still not 100% sure that I like it. By all means it is not an unpleasant scent, it’s just not one I’d normally go for.

The peppermint oil in it isn’t quite as strong as it is in the Intergalactic bath bomb. The geranium oil that is also in it softens the strength of the peppermint oil a great deal, the two mixed together give it a soft minty  and musky scent.

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Before using the Ladybird bubble bar I had never thought of floral and menthol complementing each other so well.

Underneath the canopy of soft, white bubbles is the most beautiful shade of berry-red water.

Overall the Ladybird bubble bar gave me a very good bath. I can’t see any real particular faults with it and I guess this is why it has come back in 2017 as a part of the Valentine’s range!



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 20th of March 2016. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
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