Lakes Bath Bomb from Lush

The Lakes Bath Bomb was first released by Lush as a product that was exclusive to August 2021’s Lush Kitchen subscription box. Shortly after this super-exclusive release it became a part of Lush UK’s regular line, giving more customers an opportunity to try it. At the time of writing this review it is still currently available.

Back before the Lakes was even released in the Lush Kitchen box, I read on one of Lush’s co-founders Instagram accounts that the Lakes bath bomb was inspired by a song written and performed by bestselling artist, Taylor Swift.

The Lakes bath bomb is a pretty little thing and is one of my favourite bath bomb releases from 2021. I am ecstatic that it has become a part of Lush’s permanent line. It would be a crime to have not made it more readily available for all to try.

It is a pastel green and pastel pink colour. To look at, it is very similar to (but not the same) as the charity bath bomb that was released by Lush a few years ago, Mermaid.

It is a standard shape and standard size bath bomb at 200g. There is just something about Lake’s pastel shades that make me instantly feel relaxed and refreshed. It’s plain but beautiful – sometimes less, is more.

The Lakes bath bomb was also inspired by the tranquillity of the Lake District, somewhere I have been lucky enough to visit back in my twenties. If I ever get to visit again – I’ll be sure to bring along a Lakes bath bomb.

The Lakes bath bomb has a long list of grounding and calming ingredients; labdanum resinoid, osmanthus absolute, myrrh resinoid, Siberian fir needle oil and oakmoss. Laying back in its waters really does make you feel as if you are reconnecting with nature.

The Lakes bath bomb’s scent is one I would love to have in perfume form. It’s fizzy like sherbet and both earthy and refreshing too. It’s not an easy scent to describe. The best I can come up with is that it’s like a breath of crisp, fresh air. One you’d only experience on a walk in the countryside.

As soon as you put the Lakes bath bomb into your bath water there is an explosion of green foam, as it bobs around the waters surface pink streaks begin to foam out of it too. The green and pink are both very cool shades which all adds to the tranquillity of the Lakes bathing experience.

Lakes is a slow fizzer, where its colours are of pastel shades, you don’t get any striking bath art, the colours do however create subtle light pink and green patterns. Lakes’ unique selling point is 100% its glorious scent.

As I said earlier, using it is just like you’re reconnecting with nature itself. If you shut your eyes and take a deep breath while lying in its waters it’s almost as if you’re bathing outside in the middle of a meadow, birds tweeting around you.

The Lakes bath bomb takes a good 10 minutes plus to fully dissolve. The water left behind is very similar to the water left behind by the Avobath bath bomb, however, Lakes’ water has a milkier more pearlescent finish. The water is silky smooth, my skin has never felt better after a good soak in the bath with a Lakes bath bomb.

Overall, I am a huge fan of this plain but beautiful bath bomb. I wholeheartedly stand by my earlier statement that it is one of my favourite Lush releases from 2021!


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Posh Chocolate Body Wash from Lush

The Posh Chocolate Body Wash was first released a few months ago, at the time of writing this review it is currently an all-year-round product that is available online and in all stores in the UK. *For everyone outside of the UK, have a look on your home countries websites to check for availability.*

Posh Chocolate contains hazelnut milk, fair trade organic aloe vera gel, cocoa powder, Australian sandalwood oil and vanilla absolute.

Fresh from the pot the Posh Chocolate body wash smells just like a tub of cocoa powder.

It’s scent however changes ever so slightly when you use it. The heat of the water and steam from the shower really brings out the vanilla and hazelnut in it.

I personally think it smells just like a pot of chocolate mousse.

Its consistency is also very similar to chocolate mousse, although – slightly thicker as it’s not as light. It’s almost like the butter icing you get on the last slice of a big cake, almost solid on the outside but fluffy and creamy underneath that very thin dry outer-layer.

At first, I was wary of how much to use as I had visions of huge brown smears all over my body – which I am sure we can all agree, is not something you want to have all over you, fresh out of the shower…

There was however no need to be afraid of it easily lathers up and just melts into the skin like butter on hot toast. No brown smears in sight!

A little amount of the Posh Chocolate body wash goes a very long way making it is excellent value for money. I of course always overindulge, using much more than is needed but my skin just can’t get enough of its soft and creamy formula.

I don’t think I have ever come across a body wash this nourishing before. It’s a game changer!

Its scent stays on your skin for a good few hours after you have used it and your skin stays hydrated and smooth right up until your next shower, there is no need to moisturise in between.

Overall, I am super impressed with the Posh Chocolate body wash, I can see it being a staple product in my collection for a very long time. I also feel as if it would work for me no matter the season. I am looking forward to using it next Summer as well as for the rest of the Winter we’re currently in too.


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Rad Dad Shower Gel from Lush

The Rad Dad Shower Gel was first released as a part of 2021’s Father’s Day line. At the point of writing this review it has been a ridiculously long time since Lush released a new shower gel so I was incredibly excited for its release. Described by Lush as a ‘Siberian pine and orris oil bathroom treat’ I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bottle.

Rad Dad shower gel is a beautifully dark shade of blue, sharing its scent with all of the products from the Fresh As/Needles and Pines scent-family I knew before I even tried it that it would be a firm favourite for my husband in particular, he already uses the Fresh As perfume that I got him for Christmas 2020 all the time so a shower gel with the same scent is a winner!

Rad Dad contains a long list of refreshing and stimulating ingredients, there’s Siberian fir needle, orris and tagetes oils as well as benzoin resinoid and fresh cucumber.

Its scent is very outdoorsy, rich and herbaceous. It’s refreshing but also creates a warming sensation on your skin, it’s an excellent shower gel to use after a work out or a physically demanding day.

As someone who deals with chronic pain in all of my joints and muscles, the Rad Dad shower gels stimulating effects really does help soothe my tired, aching muscles.

Consistency wise the Rad Dad shower gel is lovely and thick, much like the Hot Toddy and Bubbly shower gels. After several, most-recent, watery shower gel releases from Lush, I was pleasantly surprised when I first squirted some Rad Dad shower gel in my hands.

Rad Dad lathers quickly and the tiniest amount goes a very long way. A blob the size of a one-pound coin is more than enough to wash your whole body with.

Its scent really does come alive when combined with the hot water and steam from your shower. If you’re looking for a product that isn’t as spicy as Cinders shower gel, yet is still warming on the skin, Rad Dad is well worth a try.

The shower gels scent remains on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. I wouldn’t say it was a particularly hydrating shower gel but it doesn’t dry out my skin at all.

Overall I am very impressed with the Rad Dad shower gel, it’s good value for money and is loved by everyone in my house. I am devastated that Rad Dad will only be available for Father’s Day as it really is one of the best shower gels Lush have released in a very long time!



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Rose Gold Bath Bomb from Lush

The Rose Gold Bath Bomb is a brand-new, limited edition product from Lush’s 2021 Mother’s Day collection. The care and attention to detail that Lush have put in to designing this bath bomb blows me away, it’s a piece of art, so much so that it took all of my willpower to put it in to my bath water.

I really, really didn’t want to see it slowly disappear only to go down the drain never to be seen again…

As you can see from the above and below photos, the Rose Gold bath bomb is incredibly detailed, Lush really went to town with the 3d printer when creating the mould for this bath bomb.

The more I stare at the Rose Gold bath bomb, the more type of flowers that seem to appear in the bath bombs design, it looks like the Lush gods carved it with unicorn horns! 😉 I see daisies, roses, ivy… The list goes on and on.

The Rose Gold bath bomb shares its scent with the Winter Garden bath bomb from 2020’s Winter line. Containing benzoin resinoid, ylang ylang and bergamot oil its scent is a rich yet musky, floral blend.

The Rose Gold bath bomb is as its name suggests, a rose gold colour decorated with a light sprinkling of natural golden shimmer.

As soon as the Rose Gold bath bomb touches the water you are greeted with an explosion of dark pink. I wasn’t expecting much bath art from the Rose Gold bath bomb as Lush had put in so much effort with its exterior design BUT after a few minutes, orange and pink swirls began to fizzle out of it. Leaving pretty patterns across the water surface.

Bath art wise, the Rose Gold bath bomb is incredible. My photos in this post do it no justice at all. If you’ve used the Christmas Sweater bath bomb it’s just as spectacular as that in the water.

Once the Rose Gold bath bomb has fully dissolved you’re left with bright orange, silky-soft bath water.

The musky floral fragrance lasts right up until the last drop of water goes down your plug hole. It also stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day too. I normally find the more floral-based-ingredients that bath bombs have, the dryer they are on your skin. The Rose Gold bath bomb however left my skin perfectly hydrated and appearing and feeling much brighter.

Overall I really enjoyed getting to know the Rose Gold bath bomb, the clear winning factor of it is definitely its design, I don’t think Lush have ever created a more intricate, visually pleasing bath bomb!



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Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar from Lush

The Botanomancy CBD Bubble Bar is a brand-new product and is the first of its kind from Lush. It was released alongside the 4:20pm CBD bath bomb back on Christmas Eve, 2020. CBD is short for cannabidiol, cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants.

There has been a lot of research conducted around the use of CBD oil and it is said to have a long list of health-benefits. In particular it helps with stress management and those suffering with anxiety and/or sleep problems.

CBD has also been proven to help people like me, who suffer from medical conditions that cause wide-spread chronic pain. The very reason I first got into Lush Cosmetics was because I was looking for natural alternatives to prescription painkiller medications. With this in mind I didn’t hesitate to buy Botanomancy when it became available.

The Botanomancy CBD bubble bar is the same size as the bestselling bubble bars, Brightside and The Comforter which has certainly pleased the masses. After all everyone likes more for their money! As well as the cannabidiol, Botanomancy also contains patchouli, sandalwood, ginger and dried peppermint leaf and rose petals. Its scent is really herbilicious, earthy and refreshing.

The first time I  used the Botanomancy CBD bubble bar I decided to stick half of the bar into my bubble bar sieve, this was way too much and a complete waste. The smallest amount creates more than enough bubbles, you can easily get 6 baths out of one bar, more if your water pressure is strong.

A blanket of fluffy white bubbles doesn’t take very long to form at all. Underneath the bubbles, the water is an earthy green scattered with the dried rose petals.

There is no better feeling than sinking yourself into a nice hot bath after a long day. If I am being honest, like the aforementioned 4:20pm CBD bath bomb, I wouldn’t say I was anymore relaxed than I’d normally be after just an ordinary Lush bath BUT I was relaxed enough to get straight into bed and a good nights sleep followed.

There are some aspects I’d like to tweak to this bubble bar, I personally would prefer it without the dried petals but I’ve seen plenty of people on Instagram who really liked their inclusion.

Other than that I really liked this bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a few more CBD products as it’s something I’d love to try more of.



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Love Me Do Bath Bomb from Lush

The Love Me Do Bath Bomb is a brand-new product from Lush’s 2021 Valentine’s Day collection. As you can clearly see from its picture, Love Me Do isn’t your average bath bomb as it is wrapped in a fully compostable muslin cloth…

With the Love Me Do bath bomb being wrapped it means you can enjoy the dry red-rose-petals that are hidden within it without the fear of clogging up your pipes with the bits of flowers that could end up going down your plug hole when the bath drains. It is also a huge bonus for those customers that dislike any ‘bits’ floating around in the bath with them. Put simply, you get all of the benefits from the ingredients without the mess!

The Love Me Do bath bomb contains a list of floral ingredients, there’s ylang-ylang and lavender oils, rose absolute and the aforementioned dried red-rose-petals. The tag and raffia-chord can both be composted too.

Scent-wise the Love Me Do bath bomb is the epitome of romance, it’s a fresh and powdery rose and lavender blend with entwined notes of ylang-ylang. If anyone got me a bunch of flowers for Valentine’s Day, I’d be very happy if the bouquet smelt like the Love Me Do bath bomb!

As soon as the Love Me Do bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a hiss of bubbles. Love Me Do is incredibly pigmented, the water starts to immediately turn a deep-plumb-red and the powdery-floral-fragrance fills your bathroom, instantly relaxing you.

If you’re looking for bath art the Love Me Do bath bomb wouldn’t be a good choice of bath bombs to go for, what it however lacks in bath art, it well makes up for with its scent and how it makes your skin feel – I’ll talk a bit more about that later, *spoiler alert* it’s the best bit about this bath bomb…

After the Love Me Do bath bomb has fully dissolved all that’s left in the muslin cloth are the dried flower pieces. I’m not sure if the heat of the water and the petals combined make any difference to your bathing experience (like the seaweed in the Big Blue bath bomb softens the water) but I left the muslin cloth in the water right up until I pulled the plug anyway.

As promised here is a paragraph or 2 of my favourite thing about the Love Me Do bath bomb, HOW AMAZING MY SKIN FELT AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE BATH. I wasn’t expecting results quite like this at all, I’d always thought most Lush bath bombs left my skin looking and feeling brighter but the Love Me Do bath bomb is a game changer, my skin felt incredible. Hydrated, refreshed, brighter and silky-smooth.

Overall, I am really impressed with the Love Me Do bath bomb; I hope it comes back for the Valentine’s Day collection for years to come!


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Angels Delight Bath Bomb from Lush

If you’re like me and are not a huge fan of the Winter products that are in-your-face Christmas, the Angels Delight Bath Bomb would be a good choice for you.

It’s an eye-catching and bright hot pink bath bomb decorated with a yellow half-moon. Its easy-on-the-eye design reminds me ever so slightly of the old Shoot for the Stars bath bomb from Lush Christmas lines many years ago.

The Angels Delight bath bomb is the same size as the Butterball bath bomb so is on the smaller size. Throughout the years I have however learnt to never judge a bath bomb on its look and size alone.

After how impressed I was with another smaller bath bomb from this years Christmas range, the Tick-Tock bath bomb I couldn’t wait to see how Angels Delight performed in the bath.

Angels Delight has a sweet, citrus fruit fragrance. Containing both orange and tangerine oils it’s the perfect bath bomb if you’re in need of a Winter pick me up. Its scent is uplifting, refreshing and an energy boost all rolled into one.

It’s fragrance actually really reminds me of sunny holidays making it the perfect Winter escape. Perfect if you’re feeling the lockdown blues.

As soon as the Angels Delight bath bomb touches the water you are greeted with an explosion of pink, thick foam.

Even though Angels Delight is small, it’s a relatively slow fizzer. With it being so small I was expecting a very small amount of bath art BUT as it spins, floating around the waters surface, pinks, maroons, yellows and oranges spindles out of it creating bright and beautiful swirling patterns galore.

My photographs in this review do the Angels Delight bath bomb no justice at all. I’m still a little in shock at how much bath art this tiny bath bomb created. It puts some of the larger bath bombs to shame.

The saying that all good things come in small packages has never been a more accurate statement!

Once the Angels Delight bath bomb is fully dissolved the water left behind is a bright, bright orange. I couldn’t help but take a photo of it, it really is like a bath full of liquid sun shine.

The water left behind is silky smooth and super hydrating. Once out of the bath my dry Winter skin was noticeably brighter and most of its dryness had gone. Its uplifting scent also remained on my skin for the best part of the rest of the day too.

Overall I am really impressed with the Angels Delight bath bomb, please don’t let its smaller size trick you into thinking it wouldn’t be as good as some of the bigger ones Lush have on offer.

I will most certainly be grabbing a few more of these before the Christmas stock retires at the end of the year!



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Celebrate Body Spray from Lush

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When I first heard whispers saying that a Celebrate Body Spray was being released I had my fingers and toes crossed hoping it wasn’t more fake news.

Thankfully it wasn’t a lie and it really was released. I did not uncross my fingers until it was officially announced. I wanted a bottle or 3 that much!

For almost 5 years I had been begging Lush on social media to please, please, please release another round of Celebrate perfumes or even better, a Celebrate scented body spray…

Lush’s Celebrate scent-family is a firm favourite of mine. Luckily for me it features in several Lush products so I am never without it completely. The Golden Wonder bath bomb, Bubbly shower gel and Snowshowers shower jelly are names of just a few products that share the Celebrate scent.

I had run out of my Celebrate perfume about 3 years prior to this body sprays original release last Winter (2019) so I’ll admit I was getting very desperate for a new bottle. A lady should never be without her signature scent after all!

With Celebrate being such a popular scent, when the body spray was finally released it was very well received, not just by me but by the Lush Community too. The scent seems to work in whatever product format Lush make it into, it’s perfect.

Celebrate body spray contains cognac, Brazilian orange and lime oils. Its scent is a refreshingly-festive mix of warm, citrusy bubbles. Just one squirt of the Celebrate body spray leaves you smelling gorgeous all day.

It literally smells of happiness, even just a quick whiff of it always puts a smile on my face. I spray it all over myself, it works well on just my skin, sprayed on my clothes and even in my hair. Winter is never the same without it but the scent works perfectly for all seasons; I rock it all year through.

I’d go as far as to say that I actually prefer the Celebrate body spray over the perfume, The body spray has lasted much longer than the liquid perfume did. It has also gone a lot further making it much better value for money. I am so happy to have my signature scent back and will be grabbing another bottle this Winter!



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IRL Bath Bomb from Lush

 

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IRL is an abbreviation of the phrase, ‘In Real Life’. Famous YouTuber Zoe Sugg has collaborated with Lush to create a bespoke, limited edition, Digital Detox Day product – The IRL Bath Bomb. The idea behind the IRL bath bomb and Digital Detox Day is to raise awareness about the negative impact social media can have on our mental heath.

Digital Detox Day has been penciled in for the 5th of September. The idea is to take yourself away from your phone for 24 hours, in a bid to help people develop healthier relationships with their  devices.

Money from the sales of the IRL bath bomb will go towards a fund taking applications for grants from small, grassroots groups who work on mental health issues.

I will leave several links directing you to further information in regards to Digital Detox Day and the campaign at the end of this review as I am sure you are eager for me to get my actual review started so without further ado…

The IRL bath bomb is yet another Lush product that I judged too soon. When I first see it shared in photographs on Instagram I thought that its pale colours meant that it was going to be really wishy, washy in the bath, not giving off any colour or Bath art at all.

I have never been so wrong in my life! As soon as the IRL bath bomb hits the water white, orange, hot pink and blue sizzle out of it, slowly covering the waters surface with a blanket of pretty colours and fizzing bubbles.

 Like a little speedboat, the IRL bath bomb charges around your bath leaving a trail of the most beautiful blend of swirling colours on the waters surface. The photos I took and have put in this review, do the IRL bath bomb NO JUSTICE AT ALL.

Containing a long list of dominating floral-fragranced-ingredients; Orange flower, neroli, mimosa, gardenia & lavender oil I expected the IRL bath bombs scent to knock my socks off, its scent is however very light and not overpowering at all.

The IRL bath bombs scent is new to Lush and created specifically for this bath bomb. I can detect the rose absolute the most, the lavender and neroli oil are noticeable too, they blend really well together rounding the scent off, softening the rose absolute.

When asked to describe IRL’s scent, Zoe Sugg said “If escapism had a smell, this would be it.” I couldn’t have put it any better myself, it’s fresh, uplifting, mood-boosting and calming all at the same time.

As the IRL bath bomb fizzes away it fills your bathroom with its gentle, relaxing fragrance. IRL’s bath art is comparable to the likes of the bath art created by the Roller bath bomb, the colours and swirls it makes are just as mesmerising and bright.

Once the IRL bath bomb has dissolved the water is left a milky violet colour. I loved how my skin felt when I got out of the bath, IRL is really moisturising without being at all oily. After a good soak I’m left feeling fresh as a daisy.

Overall I really am impressed with the IRL bath bomb, it is by far the best bath bomb to come out of 2020 (a very bold statement although the year isn’t quite done with yet!)

I wouldn’t normally favour floral scents and would nearly always opt for something fruity instead but there is just something so calming about IRL’s fragrance. I’d love for Lush to make this a permanent product as it truly is a work of art.

As promised please find the following links, they will direct you to further information in regards to Digital Detox Day and the campaign.



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Tengri Bath Bomb from Lush

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Originally the Tengri Bath Bomb started out as a Harajuku store exclusive. It however became available from Lush’s UK website in early 2020. It has a brand new scent that reminds me of a mixture of the Dragon’s Egg and April Showers bath bombs, it’s beautifully uplifting.

I don’t know much on the inspiration or story behind the Tengri bath bomb but it represents a dragon. Although you have to look at it very close to make the dragon out; The blue bit is the dragon, spiralled around the white bit of the bath bomb. It almost looks like a boa constrictor getting ready for its lunch.

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The Tengri bath bomb contains a rather peculiar selection of ingredients; It’s a mixture of calming lavender, uplifting lemon myrtle, grassy and fiercely floral violet leaf absolute and super refreshing eucalyptus oil.

They oddly all work brilliantly together, I like that it’s a product with lavender oil in that doesn’t make you sleepy. Just one sniff of Tengri leaves you feeling refreshed and energised, something I’m not used to when lavender is involved!

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As soon as the Tengri bath bomb comes into contact with the bath water it begins to hiss away, sending white foam and light blue bubbles across the waters surface.

A burst of lemon-and-violet-fragrance starts to fill the room. The Tengri bath bomb begins to spin, fizzing away rather quickly. I’d have liked it to be around for a little longer but the quicker it dissolves, the quicker you can lay back, take a deep breath and relax.

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When I first used the Tengri bath bomb I had no idea that its insides were purple. What I thought was going to be a simple display of blue and white bubbles soon became blue, white and purple.

I personally wouldn’t have minded a little more bath art from the Tengri bath bomb although the scent and silky soft bath water that it left behind well made up for the lack of it. My skin felt just as soft when I got out of the bath and its light and refreshing scent stayed with me for the best part of the rest of the day too.

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My skin feels super-soft and hydrated after using Tengri, it gives you just the right level of hydration too, I am not left feeling at all oily. It’s perfect.

My favourite thing about the Tengri bath bomb is that it’s a lavender product that puts a spring in your step instead of making you sleepy. I have really enjoyed Tengri’s scent and I hope that Lush decide to use it in other product formats in the future.


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