Blackberry Bath Bomb from Lush

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Sometimes the most simple of Lush products turn out to be some of Lush’s best kept secrets. Being honest, the Blackberry Bath Bomb doesn’t exactly turn heads, it’s all one colour and not at all as exciting or nearly as pleasing on the eye as Frozen or The Experimenter bath bomb.

When I first started to really get into Lush I wasn’t so sure about this bath bomb as it contained 2 ingredients I wasn’t very familiar with, bergamot and frankincense. I’m not sure how everyone’s first experience with a Lush shop quite goes but if it was anything like mine, you didn’t have a clue as to where you should even start.

If a newbie Lushie asks me what products I recommend they first try, I never give a name of a specific product. I always say go into the shop and go to the product that calls out to you. Next give it a sniff, if you like its scent too, buy it!

I first came across the Blackberry bath bomb several years ago, it was completely overshadowed by the product next to it, (the super bright Fizzbanger) I picked it up, although it wasn’t the prettiest bath bomb in the shop, it didn’t smell unpleasant so I decided to give it a go.

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Upon my very first use of the Blackberry bath bomb I discovered that it had magical properties and I now without question always have no less than 2 in my personal Lush stash.

When I very first used it I almost feel asleep in the bath, this wasn’t an odd chance thing either, it still happens every time I use it. I don’t know how I even make it out of the bath and into bed. As a diagnosed insomniac this product is quite simply a miracle. It has changed my life.

The scent of the Blackberry bath bomb stays with you throughout the next day too, if I know I have a stressful next day I always use it the night before.

I 100% recommend this bath bomb, it’s a life changer, I wish I had discovered it sooner than I did, I have however well made up for it since. Quite recently I have started to break the Blackberry bath bomb in half, it still has the same effect on me but now I can have 2 baths out of the one bath bomb.

There is also a little surprise at the end, I won’t spoil it for you, ENJOY!



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Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 24th of May 2015. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
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Tender is the Night Massage Bar from Lush

tender-is-the-night-massage-barTender is the Night was my very first Lush massage bar. When I first started to get into Lush I remember seeing it on Instagram all of the time. It was a popular, stand out product. To look at I don’t think the other Lush massage bars are ugly, Tender is the Night was just the one that first caught my attention.

I was actually visiting my friends and family in London when I got around to finally picking one up. Lush Oxford Street didn’t even exist back then… I don’t know what I even did when I visited London before it opened?!

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The Stratford shop space in the Westfield centre is where I picked up my first Lush massage bar. This particular store is all on one level so before Lush Oxford Street was a thing, it was my favourite store as I always got to have a good look at everything.

Being in the wheelchair does limit me a lot so whenever I am in London I always try to visit the Oxford Street store as well as Stratford’s as they are fully accessible – legs or wheels.

Tender is the Night is the standard shape Lush massage bar. I say standard as most of them are the oval shape like in the photo above. Not too big and not too small, it fits nicely in the palm of your hand. There are however a few massage bars that are slightly different in shape such as the Soft Coeur, Hottie and of course the Strawberry Feels Forever.

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Regardless of shape, all of the Lush massage bars are ridiculously moreish. I was hooked within seconds of using Tender is the Night. Originally released as a Valentine’s day product, Tender is the Night has a very romantic scent, the ylang ylang, vanilla and jasmine absolute in its ingredients reflects love perfectly.

The fact that it is now an all year round staple store product also says a lot. It’s more than a best seller!

Lush massage bars aren’t just for massages either. They can also be used by yourself as an all over body-moisturiser.

I find Tender is the Night very hydrating, the scent also stays with you for hours after using it. My skin remains soft and in a great condition for the best part of a week after using it too.

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I have been asked a few times about how long a massage bar lasts when in use. Some say you can get at least 6 generous, all over body massages out of one.

Using it as a moisturiser however it seems to last forever! I think all of the Lush massage bars are excellent value for money.



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 18th of February 2016. I have been slowly updating each post on this blog as with time my photos have improved(ish) as has my product knowledge – Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time


Abombinaball Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Abombinaball Bath Bomb may look really scary but he’s actually a joy to share a bath with… Honest! Until last year I hadn’t had a chance to try the Abombinaball bath bomb, Lushie’s all over the world raved about it so naturally when it became available in the Lush Kitchen I jumped at the chance to order a few.

As much as I love the Intergalactic bath bomb and its minty freshness, I can’t help but crave something minty that’s just a little different as it gets a bit boring after a while, both the Intergalactic and Abombinaball bath bomb have peppermint oil in. I love peppermint oil based products as they help me manage my nausea levels. I’m on a lot of medication so suffer with it quite frequently.

As good as Intergalactic is, sometimes a change is as good as a holiday so I was super excited when my Abombinaball bath bombs arrived.

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Although Abombinaball and Intergalactic both contain mostly peppermint oil, they are far from similar. The Abombinaball’s scent isn’t as sharp as the Intergalactic. I find the Abombinaball bath bomb sweeter and a much warmer scent in comparison.

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Its scent reminds me of my late Grandad Bob. He always had Trebor mints near him, using an Abombinaball bath bomb really takes me back to being a kid again. Back then I would sit next to him holding a Trebor mint he’d given me, licking it like a cat instead of just putting it in my mouth like a normal person.

He was one of my favourite people on the planet. I love how a scent can just take you back in time. The Abombinaball bath bomb will always have a special place in my heart.

If you thought the Intergalactic bath bomb was shimmery then you clearly haven’t tried an Abombinaball bath bomb. It’s magical!

Overall I am thoroughly impressed with the Abombinaball bath bomb, it’s fresh, sweet and uplifting making it perfect for a boost. Peppermint always seems to wake me up so I’d put this bath bomb down as a daytime product.

I have however used it at night and still slept quite soundly.

If I can buy the Abombinaball bath bomb when it is on the Lush Kitchen menu I will,  it really is a brilliant Lush product that I can’t recommend enough.



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Jester Reusable Bubble Bar from Lush

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There’s nothing I like more than a fruity Lush product. Jester Reusable Bubble Bar is therefore right up my street. Its scent is very similar if not almost the same as the Brightside Bubble Bar. It is rich with all of the best citrus ingredients making it a sharp, zesty and refreshing bath time treat.

Reusable bubble bars are slightly different to the normal bubble bars such as, The Christmas Penguin or Ultraviolet. With the normal bubble bars you’d break them up and run individual pieces under a running tap to produce bubbles.

A lot of people like the Lush bubble bars because of this. It’s nice to have a bath product that you can spread out over several baths rather than just  the one.

Having a reusable bubble bar brings a whole new meaning to making one bath product stretch over several baths. You don’t have to break a reusable bubble bar up, you simply run it under the tap, (as shown below) until you have the desired amount of bubbles in your bubble bath.

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Once you have the desired amount of bubbles in your bath you simply put the reusable bubble bar somewhere it can dry off. I like to leave mine in my bath rack, I find that storing it like this between uses ensures that the bubble bar dries off evenly, making it last longer.

Out of just the one Jester bubble bar, I can easily get 5 generously bubbled bubble baths.

Not only does the Jester produce copious amounts of bubbles, it also turns your bath water a bright and magnificent orange colour.

Jester makes the water feel so much smoother, when I get out of the bath I can really notice it on my skin. It makes my skin silky soft and I also notice that it appears brighter too. It is the perfect product to perk you up if you find yourself slipping into the winter blues.

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The Jester reusable bubble bar is a great addition to the Winter 2016 Lush line, I however wish it would create longer lasting bubbles. I find after about 10 minutes the bubbles seem to have mostly disappeared. Its scent however stays strong throughout your time in the bath and it does brighten my winter-tired skin.



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Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb from Lush

autumn-leaf-bath-bombWhen I very first see the Autumn Leaf bath bomb at the Lush Creative Showcase I was really excited. Why? because it is unlike anything Lush have created before.

At this time of year and with Halloween just around the corner… (sorry guys, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we are now very close to the 4th and final quarter of 2016) … I always find myself drowning in pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons. As much as I love the season, I think that autumn time is about so much more than just things that go bump in the night.

The lack of spookiness that the Autumn Leaf bath bomb has was what first attracted me to it.

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At the Lush Creative Showcase the Autumn Leaf bath bombs were piled high. Even in a room that was full of hundreds of other products you could pin point the Autumn Leafs on scent alone.

The Autumn Leaf bath bomb has a very refreshing, outdoorsy and earthy aroma. For anyone that loves Lush as much as me you’d know that it shares its scent with all of the products in the Grass Lush-scent family.

Grass isn’t my favourite of the Lush scents so I haven’t used many of the products with its scent. The colours and design of this bath bomb however won me over, with that all in mind I feel its earthy and outdoorsy scent suits the autumn season perfectly making it a must have autumn and winter bath bomb.

When you first place the Autumn Leaf bath bomb into your bath water it instantly starts to react. Pastel green foam fizzes from it, slowly decorating the bath water with a thin coat of silky-smooth foam.

As time goes on other colours appear from it too.

As well as the greens there are golds, reds and oranges – All of the amazing colours associated with autumn.

Autumn Leaf is a very slow fizzer. It reminds me of the Skydancer Far from the Madding Guns Bath Bomb because of the way it floats, most other bath bombs float at the top for a short time before spinning, getting the whole of it wet. Autumn Leaf however stays face up, gracefully floating around the bath until it eventually all dissolves.

Overall I really enjoyed using the Autumn Leaf bath bomb, regardless of its Grass scent, (I am always never quite sure if I like it or not but in Autumn Leaf I did!)

Being honest as always, Autumn Leaf didn’t excite me once in the water as much as other bath bombs that have been released by Lush this month. This does not mean I dislike it, I still totally recommend trying it at least once.

The bath art it creates is beautiful and I found myself humming the Disney song from the Pocahontas film while in the bath with it, ‘Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?‘ 😉



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Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub from Lush

Check out my review on the Rub Rub Rub @Lushltd’s @LushCosmetics shower scrub

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The exfoliation of your skin has a very long list of skin-perfecting benefits. I cannot believe the number of people that do not know how essential exfoliating is for the upkeep of beautiful skin. I never used to think that it was as a very important job myself, that is until I had a chocolate sauce massage followed by the most epic sea-salt body scrub.

It was a birthday treat booked by my boyfriend while we were on holiday in Egypt, we were in our early twenties at the time and ever since the experience, it has changed my skin for the better.

I couldn’t get over how beautiful my skin felt and looked, I was glowing. My sun tan was the best it had ever been and my skin tone was completely even. I have a number of dark and  light patches of skin all over my body. I have always been very self conscious of them and ashamed at how uneven and strange they make my skin appear. Description wise I would compare it to a very bad patchy, fake tan – which we can all appreciate is no fun at all.

Once my Egyptian salt scrub was over I couldn’t quite believe what I was looking at in the mirror. For the first time ever I was confident about the look and feel of my skin. I felt amazing!

Lush’s Rub Rub Rub shower scrub is the closest formula out there to whatever Egyptian magic they used on me that day. Packed with skin reviving ingredients I always make sure I have a pot of this on my shelf to use at least once a week. I dread to think of what my skin would look like without it.

Sharing its scent with the Sakura Bath Bomb, Rub Rub Rub gives off a very refreshing and clean fragrance.

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The tiniest amount of this shower scrub goes a very long way, I have heard many positive reviews on Rub Rub Rub. For me, it evens out my skin tone, softens my skin and also helps keep any annoying black heads or breakouts at bay.

It is the perfect product to not only clean and clear your pores of excess oil, dirt and yucky dead skin but also to make your skin softer in appearance as well as to touch.

I’d also like to point out that the Rub Rub Rub scrub is a little more heavy duty than some of the alternative exfoliating products out there. For someone like me having an incredibly noticeable, uneven skin tone it is gold dust!

It’s a fairly gentle but effective formula, not so harsh that it makes my skin sore and not so soft that I can’t see or feel the difference after using it. It is worth every penny.

If your skin is sensitive I would maybe try something more gentle for your face. My go to face exfoliator is Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee. In the Winter I however stick to using Rub Rub Rub or the Ocean Salt and Face Body Scrub.

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The consistency of Rub Rub Rub to touch reminds me of a Slush Puppy, it however isn’t as cold, I do know of some people using it straight from the fridge though. I have yet to try it  fresh from the fridge but now the nights are getting warmer I’m leaning towards giving it a go.

As said above, a little goes a long way, I can scrub down the whole of my body with the equivalent of a table spoon worth of product.

Rub Rub Rub isn’t just a shower scrub either, I love when a product isn’t a one trick pony. It can also be used as a shampoo, the sea salt stimulates your roots and massages your scalp so well, it’s my idea of heaven. When I use it, it adds so much volume to my flat, dull and boring hair – another problem I have.

All in all I am very impressed with the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. It also comes in a solid form but after trying both I find the potted form of it lasts longer and is better value for money.

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Sunflower Solid Deodorant from Lush

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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