Dirty Bath Bomb from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb from Lush

Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb
I’ll start this review off with a quick apology for not having this review out sooner, I’d written it and had completely forgotten to publish it. Hence the talk of Christmas during a pre-summer English heatwave! Sorry! 😋

The Snowman Dreaming Bath Bomb was one of my favourites from all of the brand new bath bombs released last year (2019). Considering how many new bath bombs were actually released last year (because of the 30 years of the bath bomb celebration) – This is a very bold statement indeed!

Borrowing its shape from the Snowman shower jelly, many long-term-Lush-fans were hit with a wave of Christmas nostalgia upon first sight of this bath bomb. Containing a delicate blend of cedarwood and lavender oils, Snowman Dreaming has a calm and gentle fragrance. It’s the perfect product to use just before bed, especially if you’re looking for a little help with dropping off.

Snowman Dreaming’s scent has been a popular topic amongst the Lush Community. When all of the Winter products were first delivered to me I had them all out ready to take photos. My nose kept telling my brain that one of the products smelt like the aforementioned Snowman shower jelly. Turns out my nose was actually picking up the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb.

It’s not the same scent by any means BUT I definitely get a hint of the shower jellies scent buried underneath all of that cedarwood. Its ingredients list does not back up my beliefs but my nose just won’t give up the ghost.

I thought I was going mad until I see on Instagram that several other people have said the same. There were also people who disagreed wholeheartedly too BUT there must be something about it for some of us to think the same unprompted?!

The Snowman Dreaming bath bomb is relatively small, I’d say that it is a very similar size to the retired Christmas-time, Butterbear bath bomb. Once placed in the bath water the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb explodes with colour. Pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues shoot out of its left side leaving behind a rainbow-stream of bath bomb foam.

Even though it is a small bath bomb it’s a very slow fizzer giving you more than enough time to appreciate the bath art it creates. The colours that come out of it are like none I have seen from a bath Bomb before, suddenly I don’t miss the, The Experimenter bath bomb as much anymore!

After I used the Snowman Dreaming bath bomb for the very first time, I put an order in for 2 more before my bath had even had time to drain. I then went on to pick up 2 more when I visited Lush’s Liverpool store in December.

They are visually irresistible, there is just something about the fresh, crisp-white-colour of it against the clash of all the colours of the rainbow at its side. It almost radiates happiness and really helped lift my spirits during the dull and dreary Winter.

Snowman Dreaming’s scent is subtle before, during and after use. I couldn’t smell it on my skin once I was out of the bath which is strange for Lush bath bombs. My skin was however left feeling smooth and looked noticeably brighter. I have my fingers crossed that this bath bomb comes back again as a part of the 2020 Winter collection, simple yet amazing! 🤞

 


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Unicorn Lip Scrub from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Boo! Shower Slime from Lush

Boo! Shower Slime

The first shower slimes were released in the Summer of 2019 so at the point of writing this review are still a relatively new product from Lush. The product type itself is without question quite a conversation starter.

I have heard mixed reviews on the concept of shower slimes but interestingly enough, I have yet to hear a negative review from anyone who has actually given one or all of the shower slimes a go.

With a new season comes new Lush products; This September the Lush Halloween line was unleashed on the world and what a spectacularly spooky line it is… Boo! Shower Slime is the 3rd shower slime to have been released by Lush and with it being jet black, it fits right in with all-things-Halloween.

Before I had, had a chance to see its ingredients list I had imagined the Boo! shower slime to possibly share its scent with one of the year-in, year-out Halloween bath bombs the Lord of Misrule or Monsters’ Ball. I was (as always) wrong, the Boo! shower slime in fact shares its scent with the Bubblegum lip scrub, something I don’t think any of the Lush community were expecting at all.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Bubblegum lip scrubs scent it’s very similar (maybe a little bit sweeter but close enough to be considered the same scent family) to the Snow Fairy shower gels scent. This products scent decision was made by the shower-slime-product-inventor himself as he wanted it to give homage to a Halloween trick or treat haul.

Think sickly-sweet and all things sugar and candy floss. I’ll admit it isn’t my favourite fragrance from Lush’s extensive-scent-library and is normally reserved for Lush’s Christmas products BUT I thought I’d give it a go nevertheless. If anything it would at the least help me to get into the spirit of Halloween!

Shower slime IS very slime-like BUT it’s not that much different to a shower gel. In fact, you pretty much use it just as you would a shower gel. A small amount goes a very long  way making it great value for money. Lush shower slimes have quite a lot of cornflour in them which is what gives them that slightly thicker, milky-dough-like-consistency.

With just a bit of water the slime soon lathers up into something that resembles shower gel. Fear not, shower slimes will definitely not clog up your drains. The horrified-by-slime-people will also be very pleased to hear that Lush shower slimes are also NOT at all sticky.

The shower slime is actually quite fun to play around with and when you finally want to use it for its body-cleansing-purposes, lathers up just as good and as quickly as a shower gel does. One thing I love about Boo! is that it is not only extremely hydrating on your skin but also ever so slightly scrubby (as in super-duper gentle scrubby) which leaves your skin cleansed and magnificently smooth too.

I have not really mentioned anything else about the colour of the Boo! shower slime as in use it’s just like any other shower product from Lush. I was a bit weirded out at the idea of using a jet black shower product back when the Scrub Scrub Scrub shower scrub first came out BUT I had a brilliant experience with it, it left me completely open minded about using the ever-growing list of strangely-popular black Lush products.

I have found that when it comes down to the black products, customers either get really excited about trying them or they freak out asking why you would use such a product in the bath or shower (a place you go in to get clean not dirtier). Boo! however does exactly what I would want any cleansing shower product to do. After using it I am clean and refreshed, no ‘black marks’ are left on me and there isn’t any clean up to do in the shower either.

Although scent wise the Boo! shower slime isn’t my favourite, I enjoyed using it very much. As I mentioned above it left my skin clean, hydrated and unexpectedly smooth so I was more than satisfied in that respect. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try before it’s too late… Hurry! There’s only a few days left until Halloween! 👻💀🎃



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Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb from Lush

Punkin Pumpkin Bath Bomb

The 2019 Halloween range from Lush is one of their best Halloween line ups yet. Several spooky and very-much-loved Halloween products have made a re-appearance as well as 2 brand-new bath bombs; Mercury Retrograde and Punkin Pumpkin.

The Punkin Pumpkin is obviously the most in-your-face-Halloween out of the 2 and as its name suggests, it is a pumpkin-shaped bath bomb that is NOT to be confused with the Pumpkin bath bomb from previous years.

Punkin Pumpkin is quite a unique bath bomb to say the least, Lush have been crazy-clever and have managed to make this bath bombs eyes and mouth glow in the dark, just as if it was a real carved pumpkin with a lit candle inside! 😮

I’m a super geek who loves a day-time-bath. Bathing in the day means I get to take advantage of the natural lighting, it’s the perfect conditions for bath art photo opportunities. The only downside to this is that I never got to experience the glow-in-the-dark aspect of the Punkin Pumpkin while in the bath. 🙁

I did however shine a torch on it for a minute or two before turning the lights off just to see if it really did glow and GLOW IT DID! Although the glow wasn’t quite as bright as the Ghost in the Dark soap (which is available again this year) it did definitely glow.

Now to get on with the science behind this magical glowing product. The first question everyone asks when introduced to such a product is, ‘HOW?!!’ You’ll have to read on to find out…

The magic glowing ingredient in Punkin Pumpkin is luminescent zinc sulfide. I was going to do a whole paragraph on the ins-and-outs of it until I remembered how bad I am at Chemistry. Instead of embarrassing myself I have included a link that sends you directly  to Lush’s website where all of the ‘glowing’ information can be found *click here*.

Along side the luminescent zinc sulfide, Punkin Pumpkin also contains pumpkin powder and cinnamon-leaf, lime, orange and Sicilian-red-mandarin oils.

Its scent is very warming and a lot more limey than I had imagined prior to sniffing it. Smelling it now I want to say that it also has a slight peppery undertone to it. It’s not too in-your-face cinnamony either which is a bonus for some customers. I on the other hand would have liked it to have contained a bit more cinnamon as I can never get enough of cinnamon, especially at this time of year!

As soon as the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb touches the water a burst of orange and green erupts from it, spilling out into the bath while it floats on the waters-surface.

Size wise Punkin Pumpkin is actually quite a chunky bath bomb, I’d say that it is almost as thick as the likes of the larger Lush bubble bars such as the Brightside and The Comforter. With this in mind I was pleasantly surprised that the bath bomb floated the whole time it was in the bath.

Once the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb has fully dissolved it leaves your bath water a warm orange colour. The colour isn’t the only thing that makes a Punkin Pumpkin bath so wonderfully inviting either, the bath water is silky soft to the touch and just a 15 minute soak left my skin feeling much softer.

Once I was out of the bath I couldn’t help but notice how much brighter my skin appeared. As well as being brighter in appearance, it was also perfectly moisturised too.

Its fragrance although subtle, left me surprised as it remained on my skin for the best-part of the rest-of-the-day. Again in regards to its subtle scent, Punkin Pumpkin is definitely better suited to those customers who favour lighter more delicate fragrances.

Overall I am quite impressed with the Punkin Pumpkin bath bomb, I’d have personally liked to have seen it with a slightly stronger scent though. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t share its scent with the aforementioned Pumpkin bath bomb too but that’s just me being super fussy! 😝 Regardless of this, I still believe Punkin Pumpkin to be an incredible new addition to the Lush Halloween, bath-bomb-family. 🎃



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Brr! Shower Slime from Lush

Brr! Shower SlimeFirst released back in July 2019, the shower slimes are still a relatively new product from Lush. With a name like ‘shower slime’, the product is to-say-the-least quite a conversation starter. I have heard mixed reviews on the concept of this new and crazy-unique product format BUT interestingly enough, I have yet to hear a single negative review from anyone who has actually given one or all of the shower slimes a go.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last few years, you’ll know that the world has gone a-tiny-bit-crazy for ‘slime’. Social media is full of slime videos and demos and almost everyone under the age of 12 has had a go at attempting to make their own slime, mostly without success.

I am unsure as to whether or not the slime-hype was the inspiration behind this new product format but whatever the answer, the shower slimes against all odds seem to have gone down a treat within the Lush Community.

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Above is a photograph of the 2 original  Shower Slimes released by Lush earlier this year (2019).

I have been dreading writing this review as I want to give the Brr! Shower Slime the justice it deserves. Brr! is the very first shower slime that I tried and also happens to be the first that I am attempting to review.

The Brr! Shower Slime is the most eye-catching of all of the shower slimes released so far, this is due to its fluorescent yellow colour. Before I had, had a chance to see its ingredients list I assumed because of its colour, that it was the shower-slime-equivalent of the citrus-rich Ectoplasm shower cream, I was as per normal, wrong. The only thing that both Ectoplasm and Brr! have in common with each other is their colour.

When I first heard that Lush were bringing out a shower slime I was very interested in it, I was however on the fence about whether it was something we actually needed. When you ask for the definition of slime on Google it says ‘an unpleasantly thick and slippery liquid substance‘. I have heard so many people ask in horror, ‘why would you want to wash yourself with SLIME?!!’ all I can say is read on to find out…

Shower slime IS very slime-like BUT it’s not that much different to a shower gel. In fact, you pretty much use it just as you would a shower gel. A small amount goes a very long  way making it very good value for money.

I’ve noticed that the Lush shower slimes have quite a lot of cornflour in them which is what gives them that slightly thicker, milky-dough-like-consistency. With just a bit of water the thickness of the slime soon lathers up into something that resembles shower gel so before you ask, no Lush shower slimes will definitely not clog up your drains!

The horrified-by-slime-people will also be very pleased to hear that Lush shower slimes are NOT at all sticky. The shower slime is actually quite fun to play around with and when you want to use it for its body-cleansing-purposes, it lathers up just as good and as quickly as a shower gel. One thing I love about Brr! in particular is how hydrating it is on your skin.

Brr! shower slimes scent is rich with spearmint oil through and through, I originally was led to believe that it shared its fragrance with the chocolate-mint-scented Christmas Angel/Haagen bath bomb, it’s however not chocolatey like the bath bombs at all. Instead Brr!’s fragrance is purely super-sweet-spearmint, not that you’d have ever guessed that based on its very un-minty neon yellow colour!

Overall I think that the Brr! shower slime is a brilliant shower product, not only is it fun to use, it also leaves me feeling clean and refreshed all while leaving my skin perfectly hydrated and looking brighter too.

I am genuinely very excited to see what other scents Lush decide to bring out in the shower-slime-format next. After just one use of Brr! I can safely say that I am hooked on Lush shower slimes, something I never thought I’d be saying when their release was first announced. I  promise that I will review the other 2 shower slimes that are currently available on here very soon. Watch this space! ☺️



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Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb from Lush

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb

The Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bath Bomb was first introduced to the Lush Community as one of the Harajuku, Japan store exclusives. It then went on to be an exclusive at Lush’s flagship store in Liverpool too. At the time of writing this review, it is now also available from Lush’s UK website and in selected UK stores.

Unfortunately, to make room for new products some have to eventually be discontinued. With Lush UK’s HQ now refusing to use their social media channels, it has made it very difficult to sort the fake news from the cold, hard facts BUT now that the ’30 years of the bath bomb’ celebrations are nearing an end, Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds is one of the bath bombs rumoured to be leaving.

If true, whether or not the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bomb will still remain in the Liverpool and Harajuku stores is another fact that has yet to be confirmed.

If you’re a frequent Lush customer you may recognise that there is also a Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar.

The bubble bar equivalent of the Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bath bomb (which for the purpose of this review I am now going to name just ‘Blue Skies’ to save us both a bit of time! 😉) is a staple Lush product. Available online and in stores all over the world, it is hugely popular. The introduction of a bath bomb that shares its same scent therefore sent a ripple of excitement through the Lush Community.

The Blue Skies bath bomb shares its cloud/berry-like shape with the, The Comforter and the updated version of the Blackberry bath bombs. Containing patchouli, frankincense and cinnamon leaf oil the Blue Skies bath bomb is described on Lush’s website as ‘peace-inducing’.

I find it really difficult to describe scents, the most prominent ingredient in the Blue Skies bath bomb just like its bubble bar equivalent is the patchouli. As a huge fan of both frankincense and cinnamon I am a little disappointed that my nose can’t detect either ingredient, if I had to describe the bath bombs scent with just one word I would choose peppery.

As soon as the Blue Skies bath bomb hits the water you are greeted with a gentle hiss, blue and white froth bursts out of the bath bomb as its peppery scent fills your bathroom.

Blue Skies much like the aforementioned The Comforter bath bomb is a very slow fizzer. Although the bath art wasn’t anything to write home about, I did get a few photos of the pretty bubbles that the bath bomb created as it slinked around my bath.

Even once Blue Skies is in the water my nose still cannot detect the frankincense and cinnamon leaf oil, my body does however feel the cinnamons skin warming properties. A good long soak in a Blue Skies bath left me feeling chilled out and my muscles completely relaxed.

I didn’t find the Blue Skies bath bomb particularly moisturising but my skin did appear brighter once I was out of the bath.

Overall I do enjoy using the Blue Skies bath bomb, its scent family just isn’t a favourite of mine. Patchouli is always a Russian-roulette-ingredient for me as sometimes it does trigger my migraines. Blue Skies bath bomb however didn’t!

Pushing its scent aside, I do always feel completely relaxed after a Blue Skies bath. If you love the peppery Lush fragrances then I’d definitely recommend giving this bath bomb ago.



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