Rumba Shower Jelly from Lush

Rumba Shower Jelly

At the time of writing this review, the Rumba Shower Jelly is a Lush product that is exclusively available only at Lush’s brand new, flagship-super-store in Liverpool, England. Sharing its scent with my all time favourite Lush product the So White bath bomb(the 2016 version with coloured insides being my favourite version) I almost screamed the shop down with excitement after just one sniff.

Yes, we do already get a So White scented shower jelly that never fails to be released year in year out for Lush’s Winter collection the Santa’s Belly shower jelly but Rumba seems to be a much sturdier jelly, plus I love its bright and bold colour.

Rumba is a beautiful shade of green, on its scent, colour and almost indestructible structure (in jelly terms) alone I was left very impressed before I’d even given it a proper go in the shower.

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Rumba contains apple juice, bergamot, neroli and orange oil. Scent wise Rumba smells just like freshly, sliced apple pieces. It’s a real fairytale fragrance, something that inspired the name of the body lotion that shares Rumbas scent the Once Upon A Time body lotion.

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. This method is definitely best if you were planning on sharing the jelly (something I never do! 😉)

Most shower jellies I find are fairly robust. There are others such as the Ghost shower jelly that do not last well through use when left as a whole. Rumba is however one of the most robust shower jellies I have used to date. Something I have found is a running trait amongst the jellies that are exclusive to the Liverpool Lush store.

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Rumba lathers up quickly and easily, as you work it over your body the steam of the hot water really helps carry its crisp-apple-fragrance around your bathroom. People have asked me if Rumba is as good as the So White shower gel and I have to say it is actually better. As much as I love the So White shower gel and the Santa’s Belly shower jelly, after using Rumba it’s made me realise I prefer the thicker shower gels and/or the sturdier shower jellies.

I have used Rumba several times now and it’s not showing any signs of wear and tear at all, this is something that has really impressed me, with it being such an exclusive product it makes me feel a lot better about using it so frequently, I don’t have to ration it!

After getting out of the shower, the Rumba shower jellies scent lasts for a good few hours on your skin, it isn’t hugely moisturising but a quick splash of Once Upon A Time body lotion (as mentioned earlier it shares the So White scent) sorts out any dryness left without masking its scent with another Lush scent family.



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Cookie Dough Lip Scrub from Lush

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At the time of writing this review the Cookie Dough Lip Scrub is exclusively only available from the flagship Lush store in Liverpool, UK. There are rumours that it may however be a part of April’s Lush Labs release. I have my fingers crossed that it will be available as I know plenty of people that would like to get their hands on a pot or 2.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. To this day I am still lost for words that such a basic and natural formula can do such a good job. I use lip scrubs every other day so I am always very happy when Lush release brand new ones for me to try; With Cookie Dough being super-duper-exclusive too, it left me wanting to try it even more!

I have said it before and I will say it again, Lush’s lip scrubs are so underrated. Using them requires the minimum of effort AND they cover everything your lips need to always look and feel their best. They are the perfect product to exfoliate dry or chapped lips.

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Exfoliating your lips has so many benefits, it improves the texture and lifts any build up of dead skin that may still be hanging around. Once you have tried a Lush lip scrub, you won’t be able to wear lipstick without using a Lush lip scrub beforehand ever again.

Cookie Dough was one of the first products that I picked up on the opening day of the new flagship super store in Liverpool. Piled high on a wooden-display-barrel they were just sat there screaming to be purchased, ‘BUY ME, BUY ME, BUY ME!’ so I did just that.

Ingredients wise Cookie Dough lip scrub contains bundles of caster sugar, jojoba, shea butter, sea salt and vanilla absolute. I’m not a huge fan of super sweet scents/flavours, Cookie Dough is however very pleasant and makes the likes of the Bubblegum lip scrub smell seem sickly-sweet.

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Consistency wise the Cookie Dough lip scrub isn’t as chunky as previously released lip scrubs. It actually has a really soft, almost sand like texture. At first I thought this would mean the lip scrub wouldn’t be as exfoliating as other lip scrubs such as Eve’s Cherry and Cranberry Fizz. I however found that Cookie Doughs less-coarse formula actually worked just as well, if not better for lip exfoliation.

I would recommend Cookie Dough to anyone who thought the older lip scrubs were a little harsh for them. Where the consistency isn’t as thick in Cookie Dough a little amount of the lip scrub goes a very long way, I would however recommend using a lip balm after using it just because it can be a little drying without (which is the complete opposite of what you want out of a lip scrub.) a quick coat of lip balm after using Cookie Dough will help keep your lips moisturised, soft and smooth.

Overall I am very impressed with the Cookie Dough lip scrub, it isn’t my favourite lip scrub, I don’t think anything will ever over take my favourites place (the Eve’s Cherry lip scrub) but it does an amazing job and makes for a nice change from using the others! 😊



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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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Yummy Mummy Shower Jelly from Lush

Yummy Mummy Shower Jelly

The Yummy Mummy Shower Jelly is one of 9 shower jellies voted for, for release by the Lush community. I’m unsure on how long Yummy Mummy will be available to purchase online BUT if you’re one of the thousands of people that miss the discontinued Yummy Mummy shower cream, then this shower jelly equivalent will most certainly fill the void it has left in your Lush-life.

This shower jelly is the exact same shade of purple as the shower cream. You’ll also be pleased to hear that its scent is just as intoxicatingly good as the shower cream equivalent too. If the Strawberry Hill shower bomb wasn’t quite ‘Yummy Mummy’ enough for you then I’d definitely grab a pot or 2 of this shower jelly.

I’m unsure on the reason as to why Lush haven’t released a Yummy Mummy shower jelly sooner, I guess for the same reason they haven’t brought out the shower cream again since 2017. There is a huge demand for products in this scent and I wholeheartedly believed this time 2 years ago that they’d have created a body spray in this scent long before now too. We have however had no such luck.

The Yummy Mummy shower jellies ingredients include fresh strawberry infusion, geranium, Brazilian orange and tonka absolute. If you haven’t experienced the Yummy Mummy scent before I’d describe it to you as just like a bowl of sliced, fresh strawberries drizzled in a generous helping of gorgeous, super-sweet vanilla cream. Yum’s the word!

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. This method is definitely best if you were planning on sharing the jelly, something that I never do, (even with my husband!)

Most shower jellies I find are fairly robust, the most recent releases have been more than adequate to use as a whole, Yummy Mummy included. This delightful shower jelly lathers up quickly and easily. I have used it several times now and there are no signs of wear and tear to report.

As the lather of the Yummy Mummy shower jelly gets going the steam of the hot shower-water really helps throw its strawberry scent. With a lot of Lush products being citrus-fruit based having a product like Yummy Mummy makes for a great change. What surprised me the most about the Yummy Mummy shower jelly though is how hydrating it was.

Normally shower jellies leave my skin feeling a little dry and in need of body lotion but Yummy Mummy left my skin feeling and looking just how I like it, soft and hydrated without any oiliness. Its scent also hangs around on your skin long after you’ve got out of the shower too. This makes it easier to forgive Lush for not releasing a Yummy Mummy body spray yet…

Overall I am really impressed with the Yummy Mummy shower jelly, it’s just as good as the shower cream equivalent and as far as I am aware has sold very well. It’s a fantastic addition to the Lush shower jelly family and I will be without question grabbing a few pots before they sell out!



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Conga Shower Jelly from Lush

At the time of writing this review, the Conga Shower Jelly is a Lush product that is exclusively available only at Lush’s brand new, flagship-super-store in Liverpool, England. As a self confessed lover of anything pink, Conga was the first of the exclusive shower jellies to catch my eye.

As soon as I heard that ‘raspberry’ was one of the ingredients in Conga I instantly thought, could this be the next Mumkin bubble bar scented product that we’ve all been asking for, for years?

Sadly for Mumkin addicts, Conga has a brand new Lush scent, it’s fairly similar to the likes of the Raspberry Milkshake soap but has an extra sour element to it, something that excited me straight away, allowing me to easily put the Mumkin bubble bar to the back of my mind once again…

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Conga contains fresh raspberry juice and vanilla absolute giving it a fruity sweet fragrance, the sour element that comes through in its scent is the bergamot oil. On paper I wasn’t at all sure if this blend of ingredients would work, one sniff of Conga however wipes out any uncertainty. It’s delicious.

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. This method is definitely best if you were planning on sharing the jelly (something I never do! 😉)

Most shower jellies I find are fairly robust. There are others such as the Ghost shower jelly that do not last well through use when left as a whole. Conga is however one of the most robust shower jellies I have used to date. Conga lathers quickly and easily.

As the lather of Conga gets going the steam of the hot water really helps carry its raspberry scent. In use it actually reminds me of the Plum Rain shower gel which funnily enough was another product that upon its release, I dared to dream could be Mumkin bubble bar scented too. It wasn’t Mumkin scented BUT I did fall hopelessly in love with it as like Conga it has a very unique berry-fruit sour scent.

After getting out of the shower, the Conga shower jellies scent lasts for a good few hours on your skin, it brightens dull skin up and leaves it feeling fresh. It isn’t hugely moisturising but isn’t so drying that it leaves me desperate to coat myself in body lotion.

Overall I am really impressed with the Conga shower jelly, I hope that Lush make it more readily available for all soon. It’s a fantastic addition to the Lush shower jelly family, I could see it selling very well if it was made a main line Lush product!



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Beak Street Shower Bomb from Lush

Beak Street Shower Bomb

The Beak Street Shower Bomb is yet another Easter 2019 product that I can’t get enough of. Sharing its scent with the hugely popular Let the Good Times Roll fresh cleanser it has caused a wave of excitement within the Lush community.

Shower Bombs are still a relatively new product invention from Lush but with the 2019 Spring collections featuring 2 brand new limited edition shower bombs, Strawberry Hill and Beak Street we’ve been spoilt for choice. I also haven’t even mentioned any of the new shower bombs that are currently only available at the worlds brand new and now biggest Lush flagship store in Liverpool, England.

To use a shower bomb all you need to do is take it into the shower with you and hold it under the water, it will instantly foam up. Lush then advise that you take a deep breath, allow the essential oils to surround you and then begin to cleanse yourself with the foam, just as you would use a shower gel. I find that leaving it in your hand for a good 30 seconds once wet ensures a much better lather.

The Beak Street shower bomb has been designed to resemble a beak just looking at it reminds me of being 4 years old and watching Big Bird from Seasame Street on the little tv in my nan’s room. When I first picked Beak Street up to sniff I was a little disappointed, the rich and incredibly moreish buttery popcorn fragrance that I love from the Let the Good Times Roll fresh cleanser wasn’t apparent at all. That was until I used it in the shower.

The very first time I used the Beak Street shower bomb I used the whole thing in just one shower. Most shower bombs are good enough split in to 2 pieces, some even 3. Using Beak Street as a whole felt very wasteful, my problem is that the scent is just so good I can’t help but use it all in one shower, even when I’ve broken it in half beforehand.

As soon as the stream of water touches Beak Street the scent just explodes out of it, filling my shower space with the sweet and moreish fragrance of hot buttery popcorn. As I mentioned earlier I was disappointed that it didn’t smell of very much before use, I’m so glad I didn’t let this put me off of trying it as there really is no scent like it once you have it in the hot and steamy shower!

Holding Beak Street under the shower stream leaves you with a handful of silky smooth custard yellow shower-gel-moose. It lathers quickly and alongside the Strawberry Hill shower bomb is the most like a shower cream or gel that I have experienced while using a Lush shower bomb.

What I really like about the Beak Street shower bomb is how it made my skin feel after use, I wasn’t expecting it to be exfoliating at all, it’s a very gentle exfoliator but left my skin silky smooth and free of dead skin. Its gentle fragrance also stayed on my skin hours after getting out of the shower too. My skin looks and feels fabulous after using Beak Street.

I am going to be really sad to see the Beak Street shower bomb leave Lush shops once Easter 2019 is through. It really is one of my most favourite shower bombs to date. I will most certainly be stocking up on these before it is too late and I hope Lush bring it back or make it permanent stock very soon!



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Strawberry Hill Shower Bomb from Lush

Much to the Lush communities disappointment the Lush’s Mothers Day line hasn’t included one of the most popular shower creams, Yummy Mummy for a couple of years now. For a long time we were spoilt for choice with its scent featuring in a number of the other seasonal products such as the Roller bath bomb and Flutterby bubble bar too and then NOTHING.

Fortunately for us, Lush have finally seen sense and have included a brand new Yummy Mummy scented product in this years (2019) Mother’s Day line, the Strawberry Hill Shower Bomb! Shower Bombs are still a relatively new product invention from Lush and I must say Strawberry Hill has been one of my favourites of the shower bombs yet.

To use a shower bomb all you do is take it into the shower with you and hold it under the water, it will instantly expand and foam up. Lush then advise that you take a deep breath, allow the essential oils to surround you and then begin to cleanse yourself with the foam, just as you would use a shower gel.

The Strawberry Hill shower bomb has been designed to resemble a strawberry somewhat, it even has strawberry like dimples! Ingredients wise the Strawberry Hill shower bomb contains vanilla absolute, fresh strawberry puree, sweet orange oil and rose absolute, these carefully selected ingredients are what gives the Strawberry Hill shower bomb its creamy strawberry fragrance.

The very first time I used the Strawberry Hill shower bomb I used the whole thing in just one shower. I actually regretted this as there was just so much of it to use, it was never ending, using it as a whole felt very wasteful. There’s over indulgence and then there’s just being silly. I wholeheartedly recommend cutting this shower bomb in half, I’d even go as far as maybe trying to break it into 3 pieces.

As soon as the water touches it, it explodes into a handful of silky smooth bright pink, shower-gel-moose.

As I mentioned earlier, a small amount of the shower bomb goes a very, very long way. I still have plenty left even when I break the shower bomb into 2 halves. It lathers quickly and is the most like a shower cream or gel that I have experienced while using a Lush shower bomb. Its scent is just as good as that from the Yummy Mummy shower cream.

The best thing about the Strawberry Hill shower bomb was how it not only made my skin feel after use but how its gentle fragrance stayed on my skin hours after getting out of the shower too. With shower bombs being a dry product I never, ever expected them to be quite as moisturising as Strawberry Hill.

As a self confessed pink freak, I knew I’d like this shower bomb as soon as I see it, I wasn’t however expecting to like it as much as I do. I am going to be really sad to see the Strawberry Hill shower bomb leave Lush shops once Mother’s Day is through. It really is the best of the shower bombs that I have had the pleasure of trying from Lush so far. I will most certainly be stocking up on these before it is too late!



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