Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb from Lush

The Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb is an Oxford Street exclusive making it almost impossible to get hold of unless you visit or live in London, UK.

It is however currently available on the Lush UK website, under the Lush Kitchen tab. I’m not sure if it will be available this way permanently but for the foreseeable future they have said that it is… I’m ridiculously happy by this as this means that everyone, everywhere can try it now.

My first Golden Slumbers was from the Lush Oxford Street store back when it first opened its doors in 2015.

I particularly like the Golden Slumbers scent as it really does smell of fresh, in the wild lavender. Its scent is one of the most relaxing fragrances Lush have to offer, it is packed with not only lavender oil but chamomile and neroli oil too.

golden-slumbers-bath-bombIts ingredients calms the most restless of minds, lulling everyone who uses it into a peaceful more relaxed frame of mind, setting the foundations for a restful nights sleep. Which lets face it, is the best thing ever. After bathing, sleeping is probably my next favourite hobby, I’m not boring I promise. I’m just an ex-insomniac that never takes a single second of sleep for granted! 😉

When I was little we had lavender in our front garden, every morning before school my nan would always pick the smallest amount and rub it in her hands ‘to make her smell nice’.

To this day, the scent of fresh lavender still takes me right back to being 5 years old again, being driven to school in my Nan’s ‘kangaroo petrol’ car. Boinging about like there was speed bumps the whole way there.

As soon as the Golden Slumbers bath bomb hits the water an eruption of sparkly gold foam bursts out of it. I wish I could take a good quality photo of how beautiful the water looks, you really have to see it for yourself. When I very first used the bath bomb I was surprised to see that the bath bomb was a sparkly gold all the way through. Normally the shimmery Lush products only have a thin coating of lustre.

The photograph below does the bath bomb no justice at all, there is just something so enchanting about the shimmery water that some Lush bath bombs create.

Similar products shimmer-wise are the Frozen, Yoga and Intergalactic bath bomb, although each of them have more colour on offer. The Golden Slumbers bath bomb is strictly gold lustre. It doesn’t create pretty patterns but the golden, sparkly water well makes up for the absence of multicoloured bath art. After all, sometimes less is more.

As far as bath bombs go I’d class Golden Slumbers bath bomb a very messy one. By messy I mean that it is probably the most lustre filled bath bomb I have ever used. I know that some people just can’t get their head around the products with lustre in  therefore Golden Slumbers isn’t for everyone.

The lustre that Lush use is however very safe, it is the same shimmer you get in naturally based makeup such as highlighters. I was once completely horrified by the thought of bathing in glitter too, now I have however used it, (by complete accident in the Twilight bath bomb might I add) I just want to kick myself for not doing it sooner. It’s such a pretty and strangely fulfilling experience.

Using the shimmery Lush products also doesn’t equate to any environmental damage as all of it is made out of natural ingredients. You can read more about it in this article published on the Lush website; All That Glitters.

Another important point that I would like to bring up before closing off this review is the other side to it being ‘messy’. I have used it at home several times before and cleaning it afterwards was just the same as cleaning up after an ordinary bath. In my opinion no extra effort is required for any Lush bath bomb and I’ve been using them for  years too. I do however take special precautions.

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I find that the colour from bath bombs only ever cling to leftover soap scum and dead skin left in your tub from previous bath times. This is why some bath tubs appear stained after a bath bomb. It’s simply just the leftover soap scum soaking up the colour.

I am a huge germaphobe and I always make sure my bath is spotless before I get in and once I get out too. The cleaner you leave your bathtub the easier it is to keep it clean, even when using bath bombs.

For anyone that has some gunky bits that have been coloured, a small drop of fairy liquid followed by a quick whizz around with a sponge should get rid of it, you should already be rinsing out your bathtub after every use because of the gunk and dead skin cells anyway.

I do however know some people  don’t. Again, it’s all down to personal preference, I however keep my bathtub clean and because of this I haven’t had any bath bomb ‘staining’ problems at all.

Over all I love the Golden Slumbers bath bomb but advise everyone to use it only in a super clean bath because it is one that will cling to any old residue left in the tub. This is a bit of a nuisance but easily avoidable if you keep it clean beforehand.



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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.

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Mouthwash Tabs

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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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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Sunflower Solid Deodorant from Lush

Check out my review on @LushOxfordStreet’s Sunflower Solid Deodorant, I think it might be a new favourite of mine!

Sunflower Solid Deodorant.pngAt the risk of sounding like a cocky know it all, there aren’t very many Lush products that I haven’t heard of. Even though I may not have tried a product, I have at the least heard of it.

Oxford Street’s Sunflower Solid Deodorant was a game changer of a product for me. It had been completely missed by my Lush radar.

The last time I visited the flagship store I came across it, after giving it a quick sniff, I picked up a 100g bar of it to buy. Finding it was a complete accident, I was actually looking for some Princess dusting powder.

Finding it made me ridiculously happy because although it is technically an old Lush product, it was completely new to me. This wow-factor, Lush revelation feeling normally only happens to me when a new seasonal range comes out, I was buzzing!

The Sunflower is probably my favourite smelling Lush solid deodorant out of the few I have tried. Although not as strong in scent, it reminds me of the (pictured below) Sunflower bubble bar. The Sunflower bubble bar was available earlier this year as a mother’s day Oxford Street exclusive, I’m hoping they decided to bring it back as it’s a beautiful product.

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I honestly hadn’t really ever got on with any Lush solid deodorants prior to trying the Sunflower version. I am still trying to persevere with T’eo solid deodorant which is why I haven’t completed my review on it yet. I am trying very hard to give it a fair chance however scratching my armpits to bits every time I try it, is not what I want out of a deodorant.

When I first picked up the sample piece of the Sunflower solid deodorant in Lush Oxford Street, I was surprised at how smooth it was in comparison to the T’eo deodorant bar.

It has a very similar consistency to a bar of soap. With the heat of my body it gradually melts, gliding easily on to my underarm area. When I say melt it is very, very gradual. It’s not the same ‘melt’ as a Lush massage bar.

Once on your skin it feels just like a roll on deodorant does. It’s both deodorising and hydrating, with a light but refreshing lemon scent I really, really like it. Some deodorants are so over powering, this one is however a soft but zingy citrus scent.sunflower solid deodrant wrapped

I have been using the Sunflower solid deodorant almost every day since I got it back in March/April. I cannot believe how long it is lasting, I can see it lasting another 6 or so months at the least.

If you do get hold of some Sunflower solid deodorant I recommend keeping it in its paper packaging or getting a Lush tin for it. I find this keeps it from drying out like my Aromaco solid deodorant did.

A sceptics first question on solid deodorants is, does it work? In regards to the Sunflower solid deodorant I say yes. It’s the perfect product for deodorising your under arms. It however isn’t an antiperspirant, if you’re looking for something to stop sweat too then you’ll need to combine the Sunflower solid deodorant with something else.

A lot of people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing but they aren’t. One stops you from sweating as much, while the other deodorises unpleasant under arm odours. A good Lush product to pair the Sunflower solid deodorant with is one of their dusting powders. This works the same as talc and once you start using it you’ll wonder how you ever coped without it.

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Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb from Lush

Have you tried the Cyanide Pill bath bomb from @LushOxfordStreet @LushOxfordSt? check out my review on it!

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The first thing that entered my head when I heard about Lush’s Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb was, what the hell, CYANIDE?!

I left school 10 years ago now but I do remember learning a little bit about cyanide poisoning in history. Please do not expect this post to be a recap of my knowledge on all things historical. I got a D in my history GCSE which was actually my lowest grade, I’m not at all confident delving into the who, what’s and where’s of the original cyanide pill but I feel a brief introduction is needed within my review of this strange but very alluring bath bomb.

A cyanide pill is more commonly know as the suicide pill. During World War II they where developed and given to agents who where entering enemy territory. There was unfortunately every chance that the agents would be captured and tortured for information. The suicide pill sat in their mouth and was cleverly disguised as a false tooth.

Someone wishing to activate the cyanide pill would only need to bite down on it. Filled with a highly toxic compound of concentrated potassium cyanide, death was supposedly very quick and a much better alternative for those that would have been put through the most despicable levels of torture.

Do not panic! The bath bomb equivalent of the cyanide pill is a lot more friendly than its original pill form.

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As soon as the Cyanide Pill bath bomb hits the water, yellow and white frothy bubbles appear. You are immediately hit with a strong scent of sweet almonds alongside a light but noticeable fragrance of lemon zest.

The Cyanide Pill bath bomb isn’t as big as other bath bombs, I have seen people online stating that they think it’s a lot bigger than they imagined, I however disagree. I find it very small in comparison to others. I have however learnt that size is not a characteristic that makes a Lush product any better than an other. Good things come in all shapes and sizes!

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The Cyanide Pill bath bomb was one of the Lush products that was exclusive to Lush Oxford Street when it first opened a little over a year ago. It is still an Oxford Street exclusive so is quite hard to get hold of.

When I very first used this bath bomb I was completely unaware of the silver and pink that is found inside of it.

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As seen in the above and below picture, the silver mixed with the yellow, left an abundance of beautifully decorated bubbles floating on top of my bath water.

Another surprise that the Cyanide Pill bath bomb has is the ingredients of popping candy!

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Despite the sad and rather disturbing story behind how the Cyanide Pill first come about, I can’t help but really like the concept that Lush have come up with in this bath bomb. It is not only a highly moisturising product that creates the most beautiful of baths, it also helps teach another generation things long forgotten about.

I love how each and every Lush product has a meaning. Someone doesn’t ever say ‘ooo let’s mix lemon and almond oil together, just because!’

Every last aspect of a Lush product is carefully picked and designed. Be that a Lush products scent, ingredients, shape or colours, they think about everything. Everything has a valid reason for being a part of that Lush product. Almond oil as a main ingredient wasn’t used within the Cyanide Pill bath bomb because it ‘smells nice,’ After a quick look online I actually learnt that the potassium cyanide within the suicide pill was said to have a bitter almond scent.

Every last detail is thought about within a Lush product. I am sad that the people behind all of the research and reasons of a Lush product do not get more credit, they do such an amazing job capturing and portraying an idea into an enjoyable and popular cosmetic product.

If you do ever get the chance to try a Cyanide Pill bath bomb I am positive that you’ll love it, grab a few while you can, Lush products have an awful habit of going into retirement… 😉

 



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Ylang Song Bath Bomb from Lush

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When I first got hold of the Oxford Street exclusive bath bomb Ylang Song, I wasn’t that excited. I have however said many times before and I will say it again now, never judge a bath bomb until you’ve seen it in the bath tub!

Ylang Song pronounced Yee-lang song has a very simple design, it is a brilliant white with one dried purple flower on its top. Although very plain I can’t help but think that it gives off a majestic vibe.

I love a big bath bomb and Ylang Song is more than reasonably sized. I am not quite sure where I plucked the majestic word from, it’s just such a refreshing white and has such a plain, uncomplicated design. Its royal-purple flower top just makes me think of Snow White.

I tend to favour the fruitier variety of bath bombs like Lava Lamp, Fizzbanger and Dragon’s Egg, it was because of this that I was a little weary of Ylang Song. Be that as it may, when I first had Ylang Song in my hands I found it to have a scent I actually quite liked. My doubt was long gone and I couldn’t wait to put Ylang Song in the bath!

I want to say that the Ylang Song’s scent is primarily floral, a mixture of ylang ylang and neroli oil along with the rose absolute gives the scent of this bath bomb a perfect level of added depth, this depth adds a zest to the traditional rose scent making Ylang Song unique in comparison to the products I would normally go for.

The first time I ever tried a Ylang Song bath bomb I wished that I had been recording its reaction in the bath water.  At first it was rather dull, spitting out frothy white bubbles as it charged around my bath tub, the one purple flower that was on its top was now abandoned, floating around all by itself looking very lost in such a big bath space. Just as I was about to write the Ylang Song bath bomb off, everything turned green!

The only way I could describe it is that it looks like the bath bomb throws up. (video footage available here.)

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Once the Ylang Song ‘threw up’ lots of multi-coloured petals also burst out of it, they floated delicately around in my bath tub, I felt like a Disney princess. The water was so silky and moisturising, my skin normally quite dehydrated was now refreshed and revived.

If you’re an in-and-out of the bath with no fuss type of Lushie then this bath bomb is a relatively good choice as it doesn’t really need rinsing out after.

I personally always have the bath rinsed out after any bath. Bath bomb or not as I’m a bit of a clean-freak, however I do understand that some people just don’t have the time. The petals are real petals so don’t dissolve or anything, obviously this is a little inconvenient however they were easy enough to collect up ready to be placed in the bin before pulling out the plug.

Every time I get a chance to visit Lush Oxford Street I now stock up on the Ylang Song bath bomb, sometimes the most basic looking products turn out to be the very best.



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 19th of July 2015. 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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Frozen Bath Bomb from Lush

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It blows my mind that the Frozen Bath Bomb was originally only available from Lush’s Oxford Street store. When Lush announced that it would become a staple store product in all stores and online I was well and truly over the moon.

I’m Disney mad (yes I do have other obsessions away from Lush.) Can you imagine the sheer level of excitement beaming out of me when I first found out about the Frozen bath bomb? A Lush product inspired by a much loved Disney film is in my personal princess-obsessed-opinion, the best idea that Lush have ever come up with.  Ever, ever, ever.

I knew upon the release of this bath bomb that I needed to get my hands on it as soon as possible. I would have literally done anything to get it and eventually I DID! all of my thanks goes to a Lush Oxford Street employee that went above and beyond to help me get my hands them. Thank you so much Bella!

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The Frozen bath bomb is a soft, pastel-blue colour with a darker blue streak through it. I guess you could describe it as having a snazzy, dark blue belt. The colours are iconic to the film, I cannot express how happy this bath bomb makes me, I’m a loser I know but it is just so beautiful.

If  you’re a fan of the Disney film with the same name, you’d know just from the bath bombs colours that it is based on the main character of the film, Queen Elsa. Although Frozen has a fairly simple design, it is in my personal opinion one of the prettiest Lush bath bombs that I have ever seen on face value and in action.

I obviously had no idea what this product even smelt like back when it was only an Oxford Street exclusive. I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like its scent as some Lush products simply just don’t get on with my nose. There was however no need to fret, this refreshing, solid ball of Disney magic did not disappoint my delicate-princess nose at all.

I have tried to explain the scent so many times and even over a year since its release I still cannot find the right words. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious doesn’t even touch upon it.

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The grapefruit and neroli oil in the Frozen bath bomb both work beautifully together. Neroli oil is actually scientifically proven to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain. For the likes of you and me, that means that the use of neroli oil increases the production of the happy hormone! maybe that is why the Frozen bath bomb has such a happy affect on me?

In theory, I should not like the scent of this bath bomb AT ALL, I have never been a huge fan of grapefruit and I would actually go as far to say that I despise the stuff. Frozen has however changed my opinion on it ever so slightly. The bath bomb’s scent is both refreshing and uplifting, I just simply cannot get enough of it.

The magic of the Frozen bath bomb however only truly starts when it is placed in your bath water. Every time I use the Frozen bath bomb I  fall even more in love with it, every swirl of pattern it makes is unique and I always find myself mesmerised by its beauty and graceful movement.

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The first time I tried it I literally couldn’t stop taking photos, I can remember being kick-my-self gutted as half way through its performance, my iPad’s memory became full. BOO!

I don’t take the greatest of photos, my hands are very shaky as well as having poor grip. How I have never dropped my camera in the bath is a miracle, I have actually insured all of my gadgets for water damage so although I’d scream the house down it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

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It is a slightly ‘glittery’ bath bomb, I used to avoid glittery bath bombs as, as much as I love all things glitter, the thought of it being all over my body and potentially in my eyes freaks me out, before I knew about the Frozen bath bomb I voiced my fear of bath bomb glitter to the sales assistant in my local store.  (I think we were talking about Space Girl.)

She reassured me that they don’t contain ‘glitter, glitter’, more of a light cosmetic shimmer, hearing this, I tried some glitter based bombs and haven’t looked back. I did not look like I had lost a fight with a fairy, it really was just a light dusting of shimmer similar to the soft shimmer you find in some makeup such as bronzer or cream eye shadows.

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The Frozen bath bomb is beautiful, dazzling and a real bath time delight. It truly is the perfect Frozen inspired product.



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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE ON THE 15th OF JUNE 2015, I HAVE UPDATED EACH POST SEVERAL TIMES AS WITH TIME MY PHOTOS HAVE BECOME BETTER AS HAS MY LUSH PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. – Lulu @ LUSH UPON A TIME 

Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar from Lush

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Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is yet another Lush Oxford Street, Easter exclusive.

Some of you however may have been lucky enough to pick one or two of these up from the Lush Kitchen last week.  That particular batch sold out within minutes, if you managed to get just one I’d very much like to shake your hand as you’ve a good set of super, speedy fingers!

Prior to last weeks Kitchen release Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar was only ever available from the Oxford Street store.  I guess the sheer exclusiveness of this product was the catalyst that made the Kitchen batch sell out so very quickly.

On paper the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar sounds amazing, being a HUGE fan of anything remotely citrusy I just had to check this bubble bar out before Easter 2016 came to an end.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s main ingredient is Brazilian sweet orange oil, this essential oil is very popular within Lush products.  Not only does it smell delicious, it also has skin brightening properties.  Its sweet tangy scent is the perfect pick-me-up should you find yourself down in the dumps.

The first thing that you notice about Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar besides its uplifting scent is how very pleasing it is on the eye.  The deep pink, summer orange and dazzling yellows that this product consists of all blend together beautifully.  each swirl of colour compliments each other making it that little bit more eye catching than other products.

Based on Lewis Carroll’s much loved Alice in Wonderland stories, the rabbit hole is where Alice fell to end up in ‘Wonderland.’ When you look at it, the gentle swirl-design of this bubble bar does have a very hypnotic and wacky look about it…

Lush make so many attractive products that sometimes you can get a little overwhelmed.  The thought of breaking up this gorgeous bubble bar made me a little sad, I very nearly didn’t.  I however know that Lush pride themselves on the fact that their products are fresh so wanted to use this exclusive bubble bar in its prime.

In diameter the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar is similar to the super chunky bubble bar The Comforter.  It however isn’t as thick, I’d say it’s probably about half of its size in depth.

Down the Rabbit Hole’s thinness in comparison to the chunky bubble bars that Lush have on offer mean that this bubble bar won’t stretch over as many baths as I had grown accustom to with the likes of Brightside and The comforter.

The Comforter bubble bar would make me 8 maybe 9 generously bubbled-bubble-baths.

After experimenting a couple of times with the Down the Rabbit Hole Bubble Bar I recommend that you use at least half of it per bath. Using a quarter of it left me with only a light blanket of bubbles and hardly any scent at all.

Included in Down the Rabbit Hole’s ingredients are various types of lustre making the bath water underneath the canopy of bubbles sparkle away.

I know some people think lustre is glitter, the mere mention of it being an ingredient within a cosmetic product makes some literally run for their lives.  I am not sure how many times I have actually addressed this in my blog as people ask me about it all the time.  ‘Lush glitter’ isn’t scary at all, it actually makes for a very pleasant, bathing experience.  I feel as though I need to dedicate a paragraph like this to all of my lustre-infused-product reviews.

In my own words I would describe ‘lustre’ as cosmetic shimmer, it is very similar if not the same ingredient that you can find in various make up products such as bronzer.

I was so excited to try this product and by all means I enjoyed the bubble bath it created, I just wish its scent was a little more apparent.  Looks wise this bubble bar is one of the prettiest that Lush have provided us.  I however wouldn’t go out of my way to get more as I prefer the products with stronger scents.

What did you guys make of this bubble bar?



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Spring Bunny Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Spring Bunny Bath Bomb is only available to buy as a single product in one place in the world, Lush’s flagship store in Oxford Street, London. (There are several Easter gift sets that it features in too!)

It is no secret that the citrus scented products are the ones I favour. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a lot of the new Easter stuff this year as so many of the products in this years line are citrus based.

Packed with Sicilian lemon oil, the Spring Bunny bath bomb makes for an excellent bath time product to use if you need to get up and go. Most Lush bath bombs are tennis ball shaped and lack the same intricate detail that Spring Bunny does. Shaped as an Easter bunny, it has a face, ears and little feet making it almost too cute to let go down the plug hole.

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In size I’d compare it to the Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb.

Packed with uplifting and cleansing Sicilian lemon oil, Spring Bunny is the perfect Easter pick-me-up. A lot of people think that baths are a part of a night time ritual that helps you get off to sleep. This isn’t the case at all, the rich and zingy scent of Spring Bunny gives me such an energy and mood boost that I’d actually feel silly using it of a night.

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Before I got my hands on the Spring Bunny bath bomb I expected it to be a very quick fizzer, I was very surprised as it lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. I am unsure of how long it actually takes to fully dissolve but comparing it to other bath bombs of a similar size it definitely puts on a ever so slightly longer show.

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For design I give the Spring Bunny bath bomb top marks, simply because it’s so detailed.

I know of several people that haven’t been able to use their Spring Bunny bath bomb yet because it is so sweet to look at. Giving it a little nose, eyes, ears and dinky feet has made it so much more impressionable than the normal type of bath bomb, as said above, you just don’t want to let it all go down your plug hole never to be seen again.

Some have even said that the Spring Bunny bath bomb is like having a pet rabbit BUT a lot better as it smells like lemons, doesn’t need feeding and also doesn’t poop…

I however never get too attached to my bath bombs and threw this little guy in my bath as soon as I could.

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What the Spring Bunny bath bomb lacks in size and variety of colours is well made up for with its uplifting and refreshing scent. As soon as I got into the bath I could feel the bath bombs cocoa butter, soothing and hydrating my tired, dry, winter skin. The Lemon scent stayed with me for the rest of the day too.

I have a few of this bath bomb in my personal Lush stock and I foresee some very energising baths in my very near future. For such a little bath bomb, Spring Bunny has quite the kick!



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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath Bomb from Lush

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath BombI finally got hold of the Lush Oxford Street exclusive, the Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bath Bomb. A huge thank you to my sister-in-law Kelly for picking these up for me. I literally squealed with delight when this handsome little bath bomb arrived on my doorstep. When I very first see the sneak peaks of this bath bomb, I predicted that it would be similar to the Sacred Lotus bath bomb in terms of fragility. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is however the complete opposite of fragile. For its unusual shape, it is remarkably sturdy putting other oddly shaped bath bombs to shame.

I’m 100% positive that Somewhere Over the Rainbow shares its scent with another Lush product, I however can’t work it out and it’s driving me insane! – I wish that I could have them all in front of me to sniff so that I could work it out. I found a little bit of information about it online but seeing as it’s a very newly released bath bomb no one has had the chance to write a proper review on it just yet.

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Containing sicilian mandarin and neroli oil it is a relaxing, mood boosting and refreshing bath time treat. Many people think that bath bombs are only good for winding down before bed. WRONG! The Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb breathes life into my tired body, helping me go on for that little bit longer.

As soon as Somewhere Over The Rainbow hits the water you’re greeted with a thick pastel coloured red and orange foam that is super moisturising and soft. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’d already know that the Somewhere Over The Rainbow bath bomb is inspired by the film The Wizard of Oz, It’s kaleidoscope of colours really does draw you into the magic that comes if you follow the yellow brick road.

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I always get an unbelievable amount of photos when I use this bath bomb. I thought that it would be a quick fizzer with the odd splash of colour, it was however so much more than that. It fizzed away very slowly, gracefully filling my bathroom with a soft citrus and calming neroli scent. This combination works a trick for shaking off any worries or stress you may be feeling.

I am devastated that I only have one more of these bath bombs left in my own personal stash, they were an Easter 2016 limited edition release so you can no longer get them. I feel that once Easter 2016 was over, the absence of the Somewhere Over the Rainbow bath bomb left a big empty hole in the Lush world. It’s a brilliant product and would make for a fantastic permanent edition, I’d love it even if Lush just decided to keep it on as a Lush Oxford Street exclusive.



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