Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

The Dragon Legend Reusable Bubble Bar is a brand new Lush product released in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Traditionally during the Luna New Year an ancient dragon-dance is performed to scare away any evil spirits.

Dragons are said to bring luck, wisdom and strength. With the way the last 12 months have been for everyone, I think we could all do with a dragon-dance or 2, anything to help us move on from 2020 and to move forward into 2021 with a better mindset and a bucket-load of hope is good for me! 🤞

The Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar shares its scent with the Christmas Eve bubble bar and Northern Lights bath bomb, it’s quite an acquired taste BUT fortunately it is a scent that I enjoy in whatever format Lush choose to release it in.

Dragon Legend contains jasmine absolute, dragon fruit powder and ylang ylang oil. Summed up quickly. Dragon Legends scent is a punchy and musky-floral. Often compared to the smell of washing detergent, it is a delightfully refreshing and crisp fragrance. The more you sniff it, the more your nose seems to pick up from it.

Lush have stated that you can get 3 adequately bubbled baths out of just one of the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bars. Although I feel it always depends on your bathrooms water pressure and whether you live in an area with hard or soft water, I’d say getting 3 baths out of the one bubble bar isn’t at all optimistic.

I am often very greedy when it comes to Lush, using much more than I need per bath but with Dragons Legend I really didn’t need to over-indulge to get the best out of it.

As soon as you place the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar under the running tap, bubbles and water begin to fill up your bath tub. The water underneath the quickly forming blanket of fluffy white bubbles is decorated with a shimmery-plastic-free-gold and is an invitingly-warm orange colour. Its clean, fresh scent slowly fills your bathroom as the bath fills up with water.

Once you have your desired amount of bubbles in the bath tub, to get the most out of the reusable bubble bar put it out of the way in a cool, dry place, leaving it to dry until you want to use it again. As I said earlier, I love nothing more than to over indulge when it comes to Lush, especially with Lush bubble bars but with Dragons Legend you get a lot of bubbles very quickly, making it very cost effective.

The bubbles created by the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar sadly do not last as long as I had hoped they would. I do find that this is often the case with Lush’s reusable bubble bars though.

Its fragrance does however last and it remains on your skin hours after getting out of the bath too. It leaves my skin soft-to-the-touch and it also appears plumper and a little brighter as well.

I have really enjoyed using the Dragon Legend reusable bubble bar and I hope that Lush decide to bring out a larger Lunar-New-Year line next year and every year from here-on-out. There is also a huge gap on the Lush shelves for a Dragon Legend/Northern Lights scented body lotion and body spray; Hint, hint, Lush! 😉


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Heart Beat Bath Bomb from Lush

The Heart Beat Bath Bomb is a brand new release from Lush’s 2021 Valentine’s Day line. Lush have taken inspiration for the Heart Beat bath bombs design from the much loved, Christmas-time-classic, the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb.

Just like the Shoot for the Stars bath bomb the Heart Beat bath bomb has 3, shimmery-gold bath melts set in its side, the difference being that they are heart shaped instead of stars! (see photos above and below).

You may recognise the Heart Beat bath bombs scent as it features in several other much-loved Lush products, Rose Jam shower gel being the first product that springs to my-mind that is (at the time of writing this review) currently available to purchase too.

The Heart Beat bath bomb contains a long list of lovey-dovey floral ingredients; there’s rose absolute, rose oil and geranium oil. There is also some lemon and almond oil mixed in alongside an impressive amount of popping candy.

The heart shaped melts are made of organic cocoa butter and much like the Butterball bath bomb it is recommended that you use the Heart Beat bath bomb in a hot as you can stand it bath so that your skin can get the full benefits from the super-hydrating, heart shaped bath melts.

My very first experience with the Rose Jam scent was a surprise as, as soon as I had heard its name I ignorantly assumed that it would be an older ladies fragrance, it is however far from it. It is a rose-dominated-scent but the lemon oil in it gives it a sweet and zingy edge making it highly desirable to everyone, young or old.

As soon as the Heart Beat bath bomb comes into contact with your bath water you are greeted with a fierce hiss of fizzy, dark-pink bubbles. It slowly dances around the waters-surface, fizzing away, spreading small amounts of shimmer from the gold bath melts as it fills your bathroom with its inviting and warm Rose Jam scent.

Once Heart Beat is in the water my nose can’t help but pick out a candy-like fragrance coming from it. I’m wondering if this could maybe be from the popping candy that is in it as it’s not something I have noticed with any other Rose Jam scented product before…

Heart Beat is a fairly slow fizzer, by the time the popping candy started to do its thing I had completely forgotten it was even inside of the bath bomb. As always the popping candy puts on a snap, crackle and popping bath-time-show that you’d expect only from the likes of a fireworks display.

As I said earlier the Heart Beat bath bomb is best enjoyed in a hot as you can stand it bath as this melts down the heart-shaped-bath-melts into an oil making it one of Lush’s most hydrating bath bombs. I’m not a huge fan of the super hydrating bath bombs as I’m not very steady on my feet and generally have quite oily skin to start with but using one every now and again is quite the treat.

Annoyingly I do have to either hose myself down or dab off the excess oil with a towel once I am out of the bath, the Rose Jam scent however stays on your skin so you’re not losing the fragrance just the excess oils.

The bath-tub-clean-up isn’t too bad either, I run a wet (with hot water) sponge with a dab of shower gel over the bath and the oil does rinse away easily. Quite often I don’t need to do this with Lush bath bombs but Heart Beat does require a tiny bit of clean up. – Overall I do however really like the Heart Beat bath bomb and recommend that you try it at least once before the Valentine’s day stock retires for another year. 😊❤️


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Orange Shower Scrub from Lush

The Orange Shower Scrub started off as a 2020, Christmas-line exclusive. It however became popular very quickly, so-much-so that Lush decided to make it an all-year-round product within just a few weeks of its release.

If you enjoy using the Brightside bubble bar then you’ll enjoy using the Orange shower scrub too. Brightside shares the same uplifting and zing-elicious fragrance as the Orange shower scrub, When I’m groggy and tired I can’t help but reach for it in the shower on a cold Winters morning.

To use the Orange shower scrub all you have to do is scoop out a small amount, you then work the scrub into your skin in circular motions making sure to pay extra attention to any dry patches you may have such as your knees and elbows.

Orange shower scrub can be used on both wet and dry skin; For a gentle scrubbing experience I’d recommend using it on wet skin and for a more intense scrub, I’d use it on dry skin followed by you getting in and rinsing it off in the shower.

A very small amount of the Orange shower scrub goes a very long way making it excellent value for money. As much as I love a heavy duty scrub I do prefer using the Orange shower scrub on wet skin, I find that when used alongside water it gives my skin just the right amount of hydration as it does scrubbiness.

Containing Sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine essential oils, the Orange shower scrub is jam packed with vitamin C, it not only gives me an energy boost but also leaves my skin perfectly buffed as well as appearing much brighter.

Consistency wise I’d compare the Orange shower scrub to a mixture of the Rub Rub Rub and Magic Crystals shower scrubs. It’s not quite as silky to touch as Rub Rub Rub but has the chunkier salt crystals in like the Magic Crystals shower scrub does.

While the Orange shower scrub isn’t my favourite of the Lush shower scrubs that are currently available, it has been nice to experience a scrub in a different scent. I can see why it has sold so well and can see it doing well in the foreseeable future too. I for one would be a lot happier to receive a pot of this in my Christmas stocking rather than a satsuma! 😉



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Abracadabra Bubble Stick from Lush

The Abracadabra Bubble Stick is one of Lush’s newer reusable bubble bars, it was released in the UK earlier this year alongside several others to celebrate the anniversary of the invention of the bubble bar, 30 years ago.

Abracadabra shares its scent with the Blackberry bath bomb and Sultana shower gel. The Blackberry/Sultana Lush-scent-family is one of my all-time-favourites so I always make sure to buy everything that is released in its scent.

Using any product that shares a scent with the Abracadabra bubble stick before bed really helps me get a good nights sleep. Sleep is something I have always struggled with so anything that helps me drift off easier is gold dust to me. Making a magic wand shaped product with this incredible scent couldn’t be more appropriate in my eyes, as it really is magic!

Containing bergamot and frankincense oils, the Abracadabra bubble stick is the perfect blend of ingredients to be around when you need to wind down and chill out. The frankincense offers a sweet yet gentle woody aroma while the bergamot gives it a delicate citrus-fruit edge.

Reusable bubble bars are slightly different to the normal bubble bars, you don’t have to break a reusable bubble bar up and use it in pieces, you simply run it all under the tap as shown in the photo below.

Once you have the desired amount of bubbles in your bath simply place the bubble bar out of the way where it can be left to dry ready for when you next decide to use it. It says on the Lush website that you can get 3-4 baths out of just the one Abracadabra bubble stick. I am however super greedy and always over indulge spreading it over just 2.

As soon as you hold the Abracadabra bubble stick under the tap, the water starts to turn a beautiful shade of purple while a steady stream of fluffy white bubbles begin to build up on the waters surface.

I wish I had a shower head attached to my bath as blasting the bath water with that is a much quicker way of getting bubbles when it comes down to the reusable bubble bars. If you have one, I strongly recommend giving it a go if you really want to go to town with the quantity of bubbles! if not, a good swirl of the water with your hand works great too.

After just a few minutes of holding the bubble bar under the running tap, the bath will be ready for you to get into. The dark purple water it creates is super inviting, you can almost feel the stresses of the day leave you as you slowly sink yourself in.

The fluffy white bubbles hang around right up until it’s time to pull the bath plug out, as does its relaxing scent. It leaves my skin soft, hydrated and appearing brighter. The bergamot and frankincense fragrance stays on my skin for the best part of the next day too.

Overall I really do love the Abracadabra bubble stick, I find the reusable bubble bars to not always be on par with the ordinary ones but Abracadabra has really impressed me, I’m really glad that it’s currently (at the point of writing this review) a main line product.



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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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Once Upon A Time Body Spray from Lush

The Once Upon A Time Body Spray previously known as the So White body spray shares its scent with several other Lush products including the body lotion of the same name. Other popular products that share its scent are Santa’s Belly shower jelly, the So White bath bomb and the So White shower gel to name just a few…

This deliciously-crisp, apple scented body spray is the perfect product to spritz yourself with to leave you feeling instantly refreshed, its scent is uplifting and gives you the boost of all boosts to help start your day the right way. I can never resist its scent, there’s just something about it that makes me think of a far away, fairytale kingdom. Smelling just like a princess has never been so easy!

To use all you have to do is spritz the Once Upon A Time body spray over your body or clothes. Just 1 or 2 squirts is really all you need, I’m amazed that such a small amount leaves you smelling absolutely gorgeous all day long. Now that I own a few different Lush body sprays, I can understand why so many people favour them over the perfumes. They have the same level of scent strength and you get so much more product making them excellent value for money.

As I said above, only one or two spritz of the body spray is needed to get the most out of it and its scent really does stay with you for the whole day. When it was first released under its old name I was hooked after just one spritz, so much so that I immediately ordered another bottle of it straight away. IT’S THAT GOOD.

I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t stupidly excited to hear of this body sprays name change, as far as I am aware Lush simply just decided that it was time to rebrand the scent family as a whole.

I get asked a lot if this blog is named after the product, the truth is, it’s not. I decided to call this blog Lush Upon A Time long before the Once Upon A Time body lotion was invented, the fact that Once Upon A Time is now a product that also happens to share my favourite Lush scent is just one big happy coincidence.

I have been a huge fan of the scent family ever since using my first product in its scent, the original So White bath bomb. I hope that Lush decide to keep the Once Upon A Time body spray around permanently as I never want to be without it. A lady should never be without her signature scent after all!



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Very Very Frightening Shower Gel from Lush


The Very Very Frightening Shower Gel is a brand new product created for Lush’s 2020 Halloween line. If you’re a fan of the Space Girl bath bomb you’ll be pleased to hear that the Very Very Frightening shower gel has a very similar scent. It’s practically the same, although I feel Very Very Frightening is a little zingier than the aforementioned bath bomb.

To save both myself and you, the reader, I am now going to refer to the Very Very Frightening shower gel as just VVF, I’ve got to the point where I have written the word ‘very’ in-my-blogs-notebook so many times that it doesn’t even look like a real word anymore. 😂

The VVF shower gel contains, grapefruit, bergamot, fresh lemon juice & Fig juice. For those of you who haven’t experienced the Space Girl scent before, both Space Girl and VVF’s scent is a gentle, fruity, sherbet-sweet blend that I can’t get enough of.


VVF’s gentle, sherbet-sweet scent is no trick and all treat! sharing a hot and steamy shower with it will banish away all cobwebs and bad moods. A quick wash with VVF shower gel will put a spring in your step, awaken all of your senses, leaving you feeling clean, uplifted and refreshed.

Appearance wise, the VVF’s shower gel is a very similar yellow to the Nana shower gel and Yuzu & Cocoa shower cream. As for its consistency, VVF is a lot closer to a shower gel than the aforementioned Nana; I find Nana more like a shower slime so I was super pleased to find out that the VVF shower gel was closer to how I think a shower gel should look and feel.

A little amount of VVF goes a very long way. Just a 10p sized blob is more than enough to do your whole body. Even when you use a lot, the VVF doesn’t foam up very much which I know will annoy some people. I would however like to point out that although it doesn’t foam up very much, using it does leave me feeling clean, which really is just what you want out of a shower gel!

Once out of the shower my skin appears and feels clean and brighter. I didn’t find VVF shower gel to be particularly moisturising however it didn’t leave me desperate to use a body lotion after either.

After using VVF its scent stays on your skin for the best part of the rest of the day. The scent seems to grow on me the more I use it. I’ve gone from liking it to LOVING it. It’s a shower gel that should have been made by Lush a long time ago. I’d love to see even more products come out with the Space Girl scent soon, I feel that a body spray in particular would fly off the shelves. Hint, hint, Lush! 😉



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Abombinaball Shower Jelly from Lush

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The Abombinaball Shower Jelly is currently my favourite of the ‘surprise products’ that have been included in the new, monthly Lush-Kitchen-subscription-box.

With it sharing its scent and shape with the insanely popular Abombinaball bath bomb, I knew as soon as I see it that it was going to be one of those products that would cause a tidal wave of excitement to sweep over the Lush community.

At the time of writing this review, the Abombinaball shower jelly has only ever been available in May 2020’s Lush-Kitchen-subscription-box. Since getting a pot, I have been hoping that it would make a return as a limited-edition Christmas product this Winter BUT I’ve not heard anything as of yet so it’s not very likely.

Containing vanilla, infusions of fresh mint and orange peel alongside peppermint and Brazilian orange oils, the Abombinaball shower jelly really is a minty and creamy, vanilla-rich-treat.

As soon as you take off the shower jellies lid you are greeted with its mouthwatering fragrance, the Abombinaball scent really reminds me of the hard-boiled-sweets, Mint Humbugs. If you’re a fan of them, you’ll love this shower jelly.

As I said above, the Abombinaball shower jelly is character shaped. With character shaped shower jellies I find more often than not, that they aren’t always as sturdy and robust as the normal pot shaped ones, beginning to fall apart after just a few uses.

The Abombinaball shower jelly however goes against all odds and is very robust, lasting several showers before showing any signs of usage or wear and tear. I suspect this is because of its rounder shape. Other character-shaped shower jellies are normally small with a fragile and flat thin body such as the Bouncy Bunny Shower Jelly from Lush. Their delicate shape make them much easier to get through and use up.

In use I found that the Abombinaball shower jelly was incredibly hydrating, much more hydrating than any other shower jelly that I have used from Lush before. It lathered up quickly and left my skin soft and clean. The scent, although subtle lasted on my skin for the rest of the day too.

Overall I really liked the Abombinaball shower jelly, it was a wonderful surprise in Lush Kitchen’s first subscription box. It has set the expectations-bar of what wonderful products they dream up next very high!


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Marshmallow World Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Marshmallow World Bath Bomb is a member of Lush’s American Cream scent-family. The American Cream scent isn’t a favourite of mine BUT it’s a light enough fragrance that I am happy to use every now and again.

Being honest as always, the  American Cream scent has always reminded me of one of those tree-shaped car-air-fresheners. Those air-fresheners remind me of the long car journeys that I seemed to always be on as a child, which aren’t the fondest of my childhood memories; Therefore the Marshmallow World bath bomb and I from the get-go weren’t off to the best of starts…

All-things-American-Cream are however ridiculously  popular within the Lush community and after getting on quite well with the American Cream shower gel I thought I’d give the Marshmallow World bath bomb a go too.

However I feel about a products scent, if it’s pink it’s still got a good chance of impressing me. With the Marshmallow World bath bomb being so pink I found it impossible to resist so ordered a couple.

The Marshmallow World bath bomb was first released back in November 2018 as a part of a huge community favourites release, amongst other bath bombs such as; the New Blackberry, The Comforter and the Melusine bath bombs.

After selling so well, Lush decided to make the Marshmallow World bath bomb a permanent fixture and it has been a staple, all-year-round product ever since.

As soon as the Marshmallow World bath bomb touches the water a stream of pink and white bubbles begin to fizzle out of it. As it bobs around the water sending waves of pink and white here, there and everywhere a light vanilla scent with a touch of strawberry slowly fragrances the room.

If your favourite colour is pink, then the bath art that the Marshmallow World bath bomb creates will leave you spell bound. Containing Vanilla absolute, lavender oil and marshmallow root powder, the Marshmallow World bath bomb is not only soothing to your mind but your skin too.

Once the Marshmallow World bath bomb has fully dissolved you are left with bright pink bath-water that is silky soft, to touch. The marshmallow root powder really does make a difference on your skin. Once I had got out of the bath I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt!

Long gone are the comparisons my nose made of the American-Cream-scent and tree-shaped car-air-fresheners.

Although I’m still not a huge fan of the American Cream fragrance, favouring citrus based fragrances instead; The Marshmallow World bath bomb did really impress me. For a bath bomb that isn’t rich with organic cocoa butter like the Roller bath bomb I can’t quite believe how hydrated and smooth it left my skin. All-in-all, I’d definitely recommend this bath bomb and can see how it has lasted so long as an all-year-round product. 😊



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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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