Yummy Mummy Shower Cream from Lush

Yummy Mummy Shower Cream.pngI have finally found a moment to blog about one of the new Mother’s Day products from Lush. This year (2016) we have been treated to a brand new product, the Yummy Mummy Shower Cream. Previous to this, Yummy Mummy had only ever been released as a shower gel.

*Lush did also create a body conditioner with the same name but for the purpose of this review I am talking about the change from Yummy Mummy shower gel, to Yummy Mummy shower cream*

I guess turning the shower gel into a cream brings the best parts of the shower gel and body conditioner into one product. I know that not everyone is happy with the switch from gel to cream, I however love the change. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Yummy Mummy shower gel, I just always seem to favour the shower creams over the gels. For me, the shower creams feel just that little bit more luxurious in comparison to the gels.

Obviously the first thing that catches your eye with Yummy Mummy shower cream is its beautiful lustre-infused purple colour. The Yummy Mummy shower cream looks and feels like liquid velvet, it’s a real treat for dehydrated skin.

Once you have used the shower cream its sweet, fruity scent lingers on your skin long after getting out of the bath or shower. Yummy Mummy shower cream shares its scent with the 2015 winter ranges bubble bar, the Peeping Santa. I loved Peeping Santa and was very happy to see the Yummy Mummy scent making a return in yet another format for this years Mother’s Day line. What pleases me even more is that the Yummy Mummy shower cream is not the only product available in this years Mother’s day range that shares the scent, there is also the Roller bath bomb and Flutterby bubble bar too.

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Although I’d say this shower cream is primarily a fruity scented product, the added geranium oil within it, though not very strong, gives it a very unique and soft, almost musky edge. It reminds me of freshly chopped strawberries which makes a change as most of the other fruity products that I normally go for are citrus based.

I really do hope that they bring this wonderful shower cream back for next years Mother’s Day.  I am so tempted to buy several to keep in my Lush stock but I’m trying to be good. I will have to just use the shower cream sparingly, which might I add isn’t a negative at all as a little of this shower cream goes a very, very long way.



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Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb from Lush

Phoenix Rising Bath BombThe Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb was one of the very first that I tried from Lush. Back in the day when Lush Cosmetics wasn’t all that I ever thought/talked about, Phoenix Rising was readily available in every store as well as online. This was the case up until early 2015.

Since Phoenix Rising’s retirement this is the first time (to my belief) that they have been released as a Lush Kitchen product. Their scent is to die for, I missed it a hell of a lot since it was discontinued so I decided to order a few.

As soon as they arrived I was greeted with their wonderful scent, it took me right back to when I very first got into Lush.

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I always liked this bath bomb as it wasn’t like any of the others. Anything with bergamot oil in, is a winner for me but when it is mixed with cinnamon it becomes a dream. Its purple exterior and gold lustre soon fill the bath, a beautiful deep pink foam froths off of it as it glides around in the shimmering, deep purple water.

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Phoenix Rising then sinks to the bottom. Still bubbling away, whilst filling my bathroom with an uplifting and energising bergamot and cinnamon scent. The cinnamon stick then becomes unattached to the bath bomb as the ‘phoenix rises!’ right back to the top.

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There is something so incredibly warming about cinnamon, I wish Lush did more of them as there’s nothing like a good old soak in a cinnamon infused bath.

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Sometimes I find that bath bombs dissolve too quickly. When this happens it leaves me with no time to appreciate what a very clever invention they are.

The Phoenix Rising bath bomb is however a very slow fizzer. Its colour, scent and presence soothes the soul.

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The scent from this enchanting bath bomb lingers on your skin for the best part of the next day if used just before bed, I also love how it pampers my skin. It feels silky smooth when I get out of the bath, there is no need for me to moisturise at all.

I’m still very sad that this bath bomb was put into retirement, I would however like to thank Lush Kitchen for making up a small batch last week so that we could get the chance to relive it once more.



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Bar Humbug Bubble Bar from Lush

Anyone who knows me well, will know that I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. As a kid I was obsessed with it however now that I am rapidly approaching my thirties I would happily hibernate through out the whole of it.

Christmas lost all of its magic for me about 20 years ago, I really do miss how magical it used to feel… Although Christmas is never the same any more, the Winter Lush products makes the long, cold Winters a little bit easier to live through.

Today I’d like to introduce you to one of the winter products from 2015 – The Bar Humbug Bubble Bar.

Before I had got the chance to have a good look and sniff of this bubble bar I was almost certain that I wouldn’t like it because it had an ingredient in it that I had always despised, liquorice.

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Once the bubble bar was however in my hands my liquorice worries melted away. The Bar Humbug’s scent wasn’t at all displeasing, it smelt nothing like I had expected it to do.

I expected to be greeted by a bubble bar that had a strong, tart and ridiculously bitter-sweet scent. It was however in fact quite the opposite, sporting a rich yet soft and uplifting aroma.

I was totally surprised that I liked its scent so much. The liquorice ingredients scent is by all means apparent, the inclusion of bergamot oil however softens the tartness of the liquorice making the Bar Humbug bubble bar a gentle and refreshing scent instead.12321290_1724188914476996_6224259901288434372_n

In size the Bar Humbug bubble bar is one of the smallest Lush have released, for me this was a little disappointing.

When I first see a photo of the Bar Humbug I wrongly assumed that because of its swirling design, it was the same size as the larger bubble bars available all year through, The Comforter and Brightside.

Pushing my issues in regards to its size aside, I am really pleased to say that the Bar Humbug bubble bar made for a very enjoyable and relaxing bubble bath.

Its smaller size didn’t take anything away from how it performed (although a bigger sized version would still make me super-duper happy as I could split it over 6 or 7 baths instead of just the 3.)

The smallest amount of Bar Humbug however creates mounds and mounds of glorious, white and fluffy bubbles, although I split it into 3, it always feels like I have used a lot more than I have which is always an added bonus.

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Bar Humbug also holds nothing back with its beautiful colour. Underneath the blanket of bubbles the smallest chunk of bubble bar also transforms your bath water into a rich and luxurious purple. Your skin will thank you for a soak in a Bar Humbug bath, I wholeheartedly recommend it.

As I said above, I manage to get at least 3 baths out of just the one bar, I do however know of other customers that have used the whole thing for one big, over indulgent and magical bath.

There’s no right amount to use when it comes to bubble bars, I always break mine up in to chunks so that I can add as much or as little as I want. Whether you choose to break it up or use it whole I promise you won’t be disappointed!



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Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb from Lush

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Last week the Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb made a very pleasant and unexpected return to the Lush Kitchen. The Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb was sadly discontinued as a staple store product earlier this year (2015).  Its retirement however made way for a new product of the same name and scent, the Granny Takes A Dip bubble bar.

Although I am a fan of the new bubble bar equivalent of Granny Takes A Dip, it’s definitely not nearly as theatrical in the bath as the bath bomb ever was. Up until last night I had only one Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb left in my personal stock. I didn’t want to use it as, as any Lush junkie will know, it’s pretty much an extinct product now.

My very last one has been carefully wrapped in cellophane to keep it as fresh as possible. I was therefore ecstatic to see it pop up on the Lush Kitchen menu.


I think the main reason behind the discontinuation of this bath bomb was because of how easily it breaks, that and a lengthy production process. Much like the Sacred Lotus bath bomb, I have never actually managed to get an unbroken Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb from shop to home.

Granny Takes A Dip floats upon the surface of the water, as it slowly dissolves it creates a vast amount of  colourful foam. Every time I use the Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb I am reminded about how wonderful it not only smells but looks in the water too.

Back in the old, old, old Lush catalogue this bath bomb is described as ‘a sensory explosion in the tub. A ginger, pepper and lemon-scented bath time experience.’ The lemon, ginger and pepper oil within it blends perfectly together making the Granny Takes A Dip bath bomb a spicy, zingy and refreshing bath time treat that is very good for achy muscles.

I’m so glad that Lush brought this retro bath bomb back, even if it is for a short time. I decided that it was worth ordering a few while I could so thanks to the Lush Kitchen I now have 3 new ones on the way 🙂

I hope that Lush will one day make a new Granny Takes A Dip scented bath bomb as the scent is beautiful and I feel sad that it has been banished.



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So White Bath Bomb from Lush

So White Bath BombI will never fully understand why people walk straight past and ignore the plain Lush products such as the So White Bath Bomb. Yes it’s white and on first glance admittedly boring but how do you know what’s inside?  Never judge a book by its cover…

You’ll realise once you begin to take note of what ingredients each Lush product has that bath bombs have so much more going for them than just their colour or shape. Initially a bath bomb is a quick and easy way to practice aromatherapy at home, once you start to learn about all of the essential oils and fresh ingredients that Lush use, you start to understand all of the benefits to gain in using each and every individual product.

So White is a fantastically big and bulky sized bath bomb, I hadn’t used this particular one prior to 2015 but will admit to being really excited about trying it out as I believe the plainer bath bombs have hidden secrets!


Once the So White bath bomb hits the water it begins to fizz away, slowly revealing its not ‘so white’ innards. Small streaks of pink start to fill your bathtub, the pink streaks getting more and more noticeable as time goes by.

I am a huge fan of the colour pink and was therefore very, very happy that this bath bomb, just like the Luxury Lush Pud left you with pretty, pink bath water.

The gorgeous apple scent of this slow dissolving bath bomb lets ones imagination run wild.  It fills my bathroom with the sweet scent of fresh, crisp apples and I can never help but think of the scene in Snow White where the Evil Queen tricks poor Snow into taking a bite from the cursed apple…

I can still smell the scent of the So White bath bomb on my skin once I have got out of the bath, the very first time that I tried it I could not stop sniffing myself which is always a good sign!

A So White bath always leaves me calm, uplifted and eager to drag out my Disney DVD’s.

I will most certainly be stocking up on this beautiful bath bomb before the end of winter this year (2015) as it’s one of my favourite Winter products of all time. Try it yourself, you won’t regret it!



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Snow Angel Bath Melt from Lush

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The Snow Angel although primarily a bath melt could in my opinion also be considered as part bath bomb because of how solid and robust it is. It doesn’t instantly start to melt in your hands in the same way as other Lush bath melts do either.

Upon first glance of Snow Angel you immediately notice how big it is. I had seen it online several times before actually getting hold of one and I can remember how surprised I was with its generous size. It is in the shape of an angel and its front is white with speckles of gold shimmer, the other side of the bath melt is a sparkly gold.

Before I got so heavily into Lush products I used to avoid all of their products with glitter as the thought terrified me. I am so glad that I learnt that there is in fact nothing to be afraid of when it comes down to the products with shimmer in. They are not messy at all, I always describe it as ‘cosmetic shimmer’ as I find it similar to make up that has a slight shimmer to it. It’s honestly not a one way trip to glitter-hell!

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Upon hitting the water Snow Angel’s gold shimmer spreads out, as does white foam. The sweet yet delicate scent of marzipan instantly fills the room as the Snow Angel floats gracefully around your bath. As Snow Angel slowly melts away the water becomes a glorious, butter-yellow, it is at this point that your skin starts to benefit from the super-moisturising hidden ingredient, soft, organic cocoa butter.

This bath melt helped soothe my dry, winter battered skin and left my skin so soft. The next day I could still feel the benefits of the Cocoa Butter, my skin was still positively glowing from the previous days good-old-soak.

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You will most certainly always get out of a Snow Angel bath with the most radiantly moisturised skin.

I personally wasn’t a huge fan of its scent, I have however never been much of a marzipan person so my dislike of its scent was inevitable.

Snow Angel’s ability to hydrate and moisturise my skin was definitely the highlight of using this product, for that sole purpose I would one-hundred-percent recommend it.



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Love Soap from Lush #GayIsOk 

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I was so pleased to get my hands on Lush’s Love Soap, its creation was to support equal rights for all.

It isn’t hard to see what it’s all about, the hashtag #GayIsOk cannot be ignored while looking and using this product as it is literally written all over it. I couldn’t think of a better more prominent and eye-catching way of designing it.

Did you know that at the point of writing this post it is still a crime to be gay in 76 countries? I thought everyone in the world was protected by the human rights act so I am really confused that people in this day and age are still being told who they can and can’t love? Really?! sadly this is a lot of peoples reality.

Although this soap is primarily supporting equal rights for same sex couples across the globe, it also sends out a message of hope to anyone who has ever been told who they can and can’t be in love with.

It isn’t just same sex couples that are in the firing line. You could be criticised because the person you love is older than you, younger than you, a different race from you, a different religion from you or even because the person you love has a disability or mental health issue. It’s not fair on anyone.

People in life will always express their disapproval of things that have nothing to do with them. Being gay does not make you a bad person, no one should be made to feel ashamed of who they are.

I’ve never publicly spoke about it but I went through hell as a teenager all because of someone that was too scared to come out. I would have had a much better childhood if being gay wasn’t ‘frowned upon’. Even in the countries that it is perfectly legal in, people don’t come out as they’re too scared of people’s reactions.

The person who put me through hell as a kid is gay. I’m sad that they couldn’t be comfortable being themselves back then. They instead told everyone that would listen that I was a lesbian, not her, me. It was almost like they were testing the waters to find out what their peers thought of gay girls. Rumours were started and just like that I became ‘Lesbo Lu’. The stories were constant, they never stopped, never took a break. It felt like everything she said was about me being a lesbian. No other topic was ever brought up. My ‘friends’ would sit in a corner sniggering to everything she said, never once standing up for me because they were too scared of associating with a ‘lesbian’.

It got to the point where I thought maybe I was a lesbian and I hadn’t realised it yet? everyone thought I was gay, everyone said I was gay, why did I not feel gay? – simple answer is because I’m not.

It’s very easy to fall into a trap of doubting yourself because of other people’s opinions, this isn’t fair. If only we lived in a world that allowed us to be comfortable in our own skin no matter what.

The way I was treated by most people (because of these rumours) was disgusting and I haven’t forgiven the person who caused it neither have I forgiven the people that thought it was a thing to dislike/laugh at me for.

In adulthood I actually found out on my way to work that the person who had started and fueled the rumours had come out as gay. I finally understood why she had done it.

I can’t forgive what went on but I do now understand.

At the time I didn’t have any reason to think she was, I would never have suspected it and I guess that was all a part of the plan to protect herself. I know now that she was also going through her own hell because she was to frightened to be her true self. The softie in me wishes that I had known, maybe I could have helped her and saved us both a whole lot of heartache.

Not being able to have the courage to be yourself is a lonely position to be in.

This is why we all need to stand together to spread the message that who we fall in love with should be our choice, no one else’s. It should not be against the law and people should not have to fear for their life just because of who they are.

Let’s take the fear out of being ourselves,

#GayIsOk let’s tell the world!



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