Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon from Lush

Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon

The Whole Lotta Love Bubbleroon shares its scent with the much loved and recently retired Lush product, the Fizzbanger bath bomb. Every year Lush have to discontinue a certain amount of products to make way for new ones. As sad as it is to see some of your favourite products go, updating the product line with new products to try, keeps things fresh and interesting. When I heard that this new bubble bar shared its scent with Fizzbanger I couldn’t wait to buy one.

You wouldn’t be frowned upon for mistaking the Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon for a previous Valentine’s product. Looks wise it is very similar to another heart shaped bubbleroon called Heart Throb. Looks is however all it has in common, both are surprisingly different, especially when it comes down to scent.

Whole Lotta Love’s ingredients and scent is a feast for your nose as well as your skin. It contains bergamot and lemongrass oil as well as jasmine, rose and ylang ylang absolute. Whole Lotta Love’s scent is often described by people not so familiar with it as a citrus lemon scent, I can see why people immediately pick up on the lemongrass but if you take a second to really take in its scent you realise there is so much more to it than just lemon. The scents I always pick up from this bubbleroon reminds me of warm apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

The Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon consists of 2 heart shaped bubble bars stuck together just like a macaroon, its filling and binding-together-ingredient being yellow shea butter. This is how the bubbleroons got their ‘macaroon’  inspired names, they work no different from a standard bubble bar, they are just designed with macaroons in mind. The shea butter that sandwiches both of the heart shaped bubble bars together is (once set) decorated with a tiny paint brush like tool with finishing touches of golden lustre.

Copious amounts of bubbles can be made with just 1 half of this bubbleroon. It turns the bath water a beautiful, creamy shade of red, it is a very romantic bath time treat to say the least. Its scent lasts throughout the bath and also stays on your skin for several hours after getting out of the bath too. The shea butter in it also doesn’t go unnoticed. It adds a softness to the bath water that leaves your skin refreshed, hydrated and bright. In comparison to the Heart Throb bubbleroon, the Whole Lotta Love blows Heart Throb out of the water, or should I say, bath.

Since the discontinuation of the Fizzbanger bath bomb I know a lot of people have missed it, the Whole Lotta Love bubbleroon has definitely helped with the loss of such a high profile, Lush favourite. After a long hot soak in a Whole Lotta Love bath, I like to carry on its amazing scent by spritzing myself with some Love body spray. Which along with the Fizzbanger bath bomb also shares its heart-warming fragrance. I love that Lush allow us to explore the same scents through different formats of products, I still think that Fizzbanger is my favourite product created in its scent but Whole Lotta Love is a close second!



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Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream from Lush

Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream

The Tender is the Night Naked Shower Cream is a brand new release from Lush. It is currently the product every Lushie is talking about as it is the first of the packageless ‘naked’ products that Lush have dared to release in only a naked form. The fact that Tender is the Night has only been released in naked form has caused a bit of a storm in the Lush community.

When the first lot of naked products went on sale last year, Lush also had its packaged equivalent available, giving customers a choice of getting the products naked or packaged. Now that a choice with Tender is the Night shower cream hasn’t even been offered, some customers aren’t at all happy.

I honestly don’t mind either way. I’ve heard that Lush did create a bottled version but it worked out so expensive that they scrapped it, whether that’s true or not is another question. The collector in me is a little disappointed as from experience the naked products don’t last nearly as long as the bottled ones (in regards to best before dates etc) I do however understand from trying the other various naked products that plastic is actually just a luxury that does more bad than good. It isn’t actually needed and Lush are proving this through the exploration and inventing of packageless products. Whatever you believe in regards to the naked Lush products, we all know that they are a small yet positive step in the right direction of helping save the planet we live on.

I feel as if Lush taking away the choice of bottled shower cream is a huge statement in itself. I also think this statement has been made consciously by Lush too. Do the fish in the sea get a choice when packaging waste is dumped in their home? no. Should we take more responsibility for ourselves and the plastic we make and use? YES. Whether you want to take responsibility or not, the lack of a bottled version of Tender is the Night shower cream has certainly got us all talking about an issue that we all need to wake up and face.

The Tender is the Night naked shower cream shares its scent with the very first Lush massage bar I ever got also named Tender is the Night. (pictured in the photo above). Its scent therefore has great sentimental value to me. When I very first took the naked shower cream out of my parcel I couldn’t smell it. This worried me a little, I’d been so looking forward to finally being able to experience the Tender is the Night scent in a different product format. The lack of a scent meant I wouldn’t be getting the experience I had hoped for.

Once I had it out and away from the other more dominantly scented Valentine’s products (that I will be reviewing over the next few weeks) I could finally detect the delicate scent that is Tender is the Night. Jam packed with vanilla, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang, its scent although light and airy reflects romance and love perfectly. It’s a beautiful and subtle floral-sweet blend.

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Even though I appreciate why Lush haven’t made a bottled version of this shower cream I am still not completely sold on the solid shower gels or creams. Some I get on with and others I don’t. The Tender is the Night naked shower cream has however seriously impressed me from very first use. So much so that I have used it every day since it arrived. It lathers easily and a little goes a very long way, both of these are 2 things that I always look for in a shower gel and cream.

Lush shower creams are meant to be a little more hydrating than the shower gels, although Tender is the Night isn’t quite as moisturising as the likes of the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream it does leave my skin feeling soft and looking refreshed. The scent of it during use is just as good as the massage bar, its subtle scent also lasts all day on my skin leaving me eager to use it again.

I’m going to be bold and say that the Tender is the Night naked shower cream is my favourite of the naked shower gel/creams that I have tried out so far. A selfish bit of me pines for a bottled version but the naked version has left me more than satisfied. I hope Lush decided to use this scent in other future product formats as it’s one of my all time favourites.



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Frog Prince Bath Bomb from Lush

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I can never resist trying out the mini seasonal bath bombs like Frog Prince. The small, character shaped bath bombs are more of a novelty to me, I however like to stock up on them as they make for excellent ingredients for some great Lush-bath-cocktails.

Other great character bath bombs that are of a similar size are Ickle Baby Bot, Spring Bunny and Butterbear.

The Frog Prince bath bomb has a floral scent that epitomises Valentine’s Day perfectly. It’s rich with jasmine, rose and ylang ylang oil and although I am not always a fan of the floral products the Frog Prince is one that I do enjoy using.

Frog Prince is a very green, frog shaped product that flaunts bright red bath-melt lips. Once placed in the water, the Frog Prince bath bomb starts to fizzle away sending small jets of green fizz across the water.

Considering its smaller size, I was very surprised that the Frog Prince bath bomb took a lot longer to fully dissolve than I had expected. The bright red lips are visible throughout and with a pout that Angelina Jolie would be jealous of there’s no guessing why…

Once the frog has fully dissolved the lips begin to melt. As the lips slowly bob around the water they create pretty red swirls that stand out like a neon sign up against the green tinted water.

Again, for such a small bath bomb I was amazed at how moisturising it was on my skin. The smaller bath bombs aren’t normally as hydrating as the larger ones so this was an unexpected surprise.

The last surprise from this bath bomb is the hidden note you get in it. I found a note with a picture of Lush Kitchen’s Sam on it, it says ‘Princess Sam was made to kiss you,’  It is such a cute touch to a lovely bath bomb.

I know I said at the start of this review that I like to get the smaller bath bombs such as the Frog Prince because I like to use them in Lush cocktails, Frog Prince however does work really well on its own. For such a small bath bomb it really is very, very impressive!



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Love You, Love You Lots Soap from Lush

Love You, Love You Lots Soap.pngIf you was lucky enough to use last years Roses All the Way soap then you’d recognise that it and the Love You, Love You Lots Soap share a scent. In all honesty I was a little disappointed that they had dropped Roses All the Way, I loved the Alice in Wonderland theme around it BUT I also enjoy new products so welcomed the new soap with open arms.

I am not a huge user of bars of soap. I just prefer using shower gel/cream on my body as I find bars of soap can leave my skin really dry. Not all of them do though so I thought it was worth giving the Love You, Love You Lots soap a try.

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When I first experienced this soap’s scent I was instantly reminded of the Rose Jam shower gel. It isn’t quite the same though, Love You, Love You Lots soap has a much softer floral tone to it. Alongside the floral tone there is a subtle, sweet and zingy aspect too. The more I use it, the more prominent the lemon oil in it appears to be. The scent compliments the time of year perfectly. The only negative point I feel I have to share about this soap is that I needed to work a lot harder to get a workable lather.

The Love You, Love You Lots soap did dry out my skin but I had expected that. The Sultana of Skin body conditioner however came to the rescue and all was well.

Sadly I don’t think its a soap I will want to stock up on before the season is over but, I am very glad that I tried it as I love revisiting Lush’s library of beautiful and unique scents through new products in all types of different formats.



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The Kiss Lip Gloss from Lush

The Kiss Lip Gloss has yet again made a return as a part of Lush’s Valentine’s Day range. Sharing its scent with my favourite of the Lush lip scrubs, The Kiss I can never help but pick one up.

When I very first ordered this lip gloss I wasn’t at all aware that it was a lip gloss, I thought it was either a lip balm or a lip tint. It wasn’t until I had it in front of me that I realised what it was. Stupid I know, after all it’s not like it is labelled as ‘The Kiss Lip Gloss’ in an inconspicuous way.

I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss purely because it’s a nightmare to have on when you have long hair. The wind just has to blow a little bit for your hair to get stuck to your mouth, it’s easy enough to unstick, lip gloss is however not very flattering in your hair. There’s only so much it can take before people start to think you missed a bit of gunk the last time you washed it.the-kiss-lip-glossWith this in mind I was pretty positive that I wouldn’t get on with the, The Kiss lip gloss I am however pleased to let you know that I actually quite like it.

First of all it smells exactly the same as the Lip Scrub, secondly it isn’t as glossy as I had feared. I would describe it as more of a lip butter, Although it is not quite as moisturising as a lip butter, just very similar in consistency. It’s packed with natural ingredients that are all very good for lips. Shea butter and coconut oil are great at moisturising the lips while a mix of mandarin oil and almond oil softens and brightens them.

The Kiss glides onto your lips very easily and you can layer it up to add to its subtle, light pink colour. If you’re like me and don’t like too much product, you can just dab on the one coat to add a light shine to your lips.

This lip gloss is not my favourite from the Valentine’s range however when it is paired with the lip scrub it’s brilliant. The only thing I’m not sure about is the taste of it. I know you’re not supposed to eat it but it does go on your lips so naturally I’d prefer it to taste a little bit better than it does.



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The Kiss Lip Scrub from Lush

the-kiss-lip-scrubI am an everyday user of Lush lip scrubs because I have an awful habit of biting my lips, especially in my sleep. I choose Lush lip scrubs over all others not only because of Lush’s ethical buying policies but because they give instant results and with minimum effort.

The 25g jars of Lush lip scrubs can easily slip into your handbag with all of your other daily essentials. They are the quickest and easiest way to exfoliate dry or chapped lips whenever and wherever.

The Kiss Lip Scrub is a part of 2017’s Lush Valentine’s line, my first experience with it was Valentine’s 2016. Scent wise, I think The Kiss is probably my favourite of the Lush lip scrubs, it has a wonderfully sweet sherbet scent and it tastes really good too. Although Lush lip scrubs aren’t made to be eaten, it won’t hurt if you end up accidentally swallowing a bit.

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What sets the, The Kiss lip scrub apart from the rest is the inclusion of red edible hearts. Although from an exfoliation perspective they are purely decorational, I think they add a pinch of fun to the lip scrub. This product not only exfoliates and softens your lips but looks cute and fun too.

Colour wise it’s very similar to Lush’s Bubblegum lip scrub. Bubblegum is immensely popular, I however prefer The Kiss because it’s a much softer formula. Although it contains near on the same ingredients, I just find The Kiss to be slightly more gentle which is better for me considering I like to use a lip scrub daily.

The only negative thing about it is that (from a shelf-life perspective) it doesn’t seem to last as long as the other Lush lip scrubs. 5 or 6 months after being made, the scent and taste begin to fade very noticeably. This doesn’t match up with the use by date marked up on the pot, that says it should be good for over 12 months. Other lip scrubs from Lush are good for a couple of years after their best-by-dates so the fact it spoils so quickly is quite a big negative. Overall I however really do like this product, maybe a slight tweak of the formula may help it stay at its best for a longer period!?!



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Love Spell Massage Bar from Lush

Last year (2016) I thought that the Valentine’s Day range was Lush’s best Valentine’s one yet. I honestly wasn’t expecting very much quantity wise. After all, the Christmas line that finished only a month before had spoilt us rotten.

Stating the very obvious, the Valentine’s line is always the first line to come out once the New Year is in full swing, after all of the busy Christmas work Lush has done over the last few months, you would expect them to calm things down a little. They however never do and the Valentine’s line of 2016 blew my mind!

My expectations would have been fulfilled with 2 or 3 limited edition, lovey-dovey themed products. I would have been perfectly satisfied with those 2 or 3 too.love-spell-massage-barAs for 2017 we are only in January and Lush Cosmetics have over excelled themselves again. 2017’s Lush Valentine’s line, blows the likes of 2016’s out of the water. Lush never fail to surprise me and this is why I have made them a part of my everyday life.

The Love Spell Massage Bar was first released as a part of 2016’s Valentine’s range as an Oxford Street exclusive. Imagine my delight when I found out that for Valentine’s 2017 it would be making a return and not just as an Oxford Street exclusive but in all stores and online too!

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Love Spell’s scent is a hard one to describe. It has a subtle and musky rose aspect to it. It is a very gentle scent, after using it I feel content, relaxed and carefree.

Though the design of this massage bar is very simple, it really stands out to me when it is in amongst the other Lush massage bars. Love Spell leaves my skin smooth, well hydrated and smelling gorgeous. Lush really need to make a dusting powder that shares its scent. Although Love Spell isn’t my favourite massage bar but it’s up high on the list of my must haves.

The beautiful shade of pink and its heart design will catch many peoples eye. As I mentioned in my review of the Tender is the Night massage bar, massage bars can be used as body lotion too. The sky really is your limit when it comes down to Lush products. I love how versatile they all are.

Love Spell is a fantastic addition to the Lush massage bar collection and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Lush decided to add it to the every day, all year through range.



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 29th of January 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


Lovestruck Bubble Bar from Lush

lovestruck-bubble-barThe Lovestruck Bubble Bar from Lush’s 2017 Valentine’s line is most certainly a head turner. Its design is inspired by the heart-eyed iPhone emoji, (Unless you have been living under a rock) I’m sure you knew that already though…

Out of the three Valentine bubble bars of 2017, Lovestruck, Unicorn Horn and Ladybird it is unquestionably the most vibrant in colour.

Before I had read what ingredients Lovestruck had, I imagined it would be a similar scent to one of the bubble bars that were an Easter release last year, Tweet. Described as a bubble bar that is ‘refreshing and citrusy,’ I couldn’t wait to get it in the bath!

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The first thing I noticed about the Lovestruck  bubble bar was its size. It’s not as big as a Brightside or Comforter, but it’s quite close. If you managed to get ahold of a Down the Rabbit bubble bar last year I’d say it’s a similar size to that although to me it feels more stocky.

The next thing that I noticed was that Lovestruck’s scent was the polar opposite of what I had expected it to be. The citrus element was barely noticeable, all I could really smell was the geranium oil in it.

In a way it reminded me of the Ladybird bubble bar a little but, with a splash of bitter lemon instead of the peppermint. I really wasn’t sure on its scent but I felt the same way about the Ladybird bubble bar last year so decided to give it a go.

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A little of this bubble bar goes a long way, the smallest amount created mounds and mounds of fluffy white bubbles, the water was also silky smooth. It left my skin soft and hydrated. Which is everything I love in a bubble bar.

The water underneath the blanket of bubbles was also a beautiful and summery yellow. Unfortunately the scent seemed to intensify as the bath ran, this is fairly normal for a bubble bar from Lush and it isn’t a bad thing, unless you do not like the bubble bars scent…

I really couldn’t get on with the scent. Everything else about the bubble bar was however, perfect. For me the scent of a Lush product is really important to me so I won’t be getting the Lovestruck bubble bar again.

I feel its scent is a lot like the Ladybird bubble bar purely because of the strength of the geranium oils scent in both. The peppermint in Ladybird seems to mask the geranium oil to a point that I can like it, the lemon in Lovestruck however doesn’t cut it in the same way for my nose.

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Personally I would have liked the Lovestruck bubble bar to not be packed with geranium oil as the Ladybird bubble bar has it in already, with them being in the same range I think I’d have preferred it if two products did not share such a dominantly scented ingredient. It’s a jackpot if you like the said scent. If you don’t however get on with it, it is quite the loss.

Geranium just isn’t a Valentine’s scent to me. By all means the Ladybird and Lovestruck bubble bars are totally different. Lovestruck has lemon in it while Ladybird has peppermint, it’s just the one mutual ingredient of geranium oil that trumps me.

It’s very rare for me to dislike a Lush product but Lovestruck sadly just wasn’t for me. I am however glad I tried it as it left my skin feeling fabulous and it is a really cute bubble bar.

I’m a top Lush geek and really enjoyed getting photos of it, it photographs brilliantly and with its cute and wacky, bold colours I can still see it being very popular for those that don’t mind its scent.



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Cupid Bath Bomb from Lush

Cupid Bath Bomb.pngAs soon as I heard about Lush’s new Cupid Bath Bomb I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Nothing gets me more excited than when Lush Cosmetics bring out a brand new bath bomb!

The Cupid Bath Bomb is 2 shades of pink, reflecting the Valentine’s period perfectly. Designed as an arrowed heart, Cupid is the first word that comes to mind when you see it.

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The arrow is a beautiful hot pink while the heart is a lighter pink. Yes the Cupid bath bomb is quite a small bath bomb in comparison to the Fizzbanger or Intergalactic but bath bombs don’t have to be big to be good.

Lush products are full of surprises so I always have an open mind, especially with the bath bombs. Just look how people reacted to the Metamorphosis bath bomb, everyone changed their mind on it once they see what it could do once in the water…

The Cupid bath bomb shares its scent with the Razzle Dazzle bath oil. It contains bergamot, rose and violet leaf absolute.

The ingredient that got me most excited however was the fresh raspberry juice. The raspberry scent in Cupid is the most prominent of the ingredients, it reminds me of the petits filous yoghurts that I used to have in my lunchbox when I was a kid.

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As soon as the Cupid bath bomb hits the water pink fizz shoots out of it, at this point I could really smell the violet leaf absolute as well as the raspberry, anything violet like helps me unwind so I can never, ever get enough of it. I find violet leaf particularly helpful for tension, it is also my go to ingredient when I have a migraine brewing. I just can’t get enough of this bath bombs scent!

Cupid is a very slow fizzer and creates the most beautiful light pink, white and ever so slightly darker pink swirls on the top of your bath water. I wasn’t expecting much bath art from it but it did create a small amount that was worthy of a photograph or two.

I couldn’t believe how such a small bath bomb had, had such an effect on how the bath water felt on my skin. Once Cupid has fully dissolved you are left with silky smooth, light pink bath water.

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The bath bombs scent stayed with me through out the bath. Once you’re out, the scent is very subtle on your skin, I could still detect it long after getting out of the tub.

I will most certainly be stocking up on the Cupid bath bomb before Valentine’s 2017 is over.

So far I have tried it with Lush’s Tender is the Night massage bar . This combination was so much better than I expected. Another product I can’t wait to pair Cupid with is the Mumkin bubble bar.

Hello raspberry heaven!



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Prince Charming Shower Cream from Lush

Shower Creams are still relatively new to Lush, the first one I ever tried was Yuzu and Cocoa. I think it was just under 3 years ago, I loved it and upon first use I was very keen to try others.

I was delighted to see that for Lush’s 2016 Valentine range, Lush were bringing out a never before been released shower cream called Prince Charming.

In previous years it had only ever been released as a shower gel. At the time I hadn’t actually come across the Prince Charming scent before, not even in the shower gel format, the scent was therefore brand new to me.

Arguably I could just read what ingredients it had on the website, doing that normally doesn’t help me much at all though. I have found that most of the time the scent of a Lush product is never quite how you had envisioned it while reading it’s ingredients list. Similar based products can be so different in so many ways which is why you really do have to try everything that Lush has on offer at least once.

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Looking at Prince Charming the first thing you notice is of course how strikingly pink it is.

Upon first glance it reminded me of the Comforter shower cream, I really, really wanted to like it and had heard several people raving about it so took the plunge and ordered a 100g bottle to get me started. Let’s just say I was very happy upon first sniff and was kicking myself that I hadn’t ordered a bigger bottle.

Unlike the Lord of Misrule and Comforter shower cream I didn’t find Prince Charmings scent at all offensive, it was sweet but not so sweet that too much could make me feel sick.

More is definitely good with Prince Charming, take it from me!

While snooping online I noticed that a lot of people were saying that the Prince Charming shower cream smelt very similar to the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream.

At first I rolled my eyes, I thought what madness is this?! BUT the next time I was in the bath and I had another sniff I realised that they weren’t mad at all, there was a huge similarity between the two. I really don’t know how I had missed it.

Prince Charming isn’t as sharp as Yuzu and Cocoa, it’s a lot more mellow and in my opinion better for a night time bath or shower as it has less zing. It is yet another perfect ly scented Lush product that works beautifully if you’re looking to wind down after a long day.

Although I am finding myself using a bit more product than I normally would to get it to lather, I really don’t mind as it is such a gentle and smooth formula that soothes and moisturises my skin perfectly. Like Yuzu and Cocoa I can smell it on my skin for the rest of the day after using it which is always the signs of a brilliant Lush product.

In regards to the shower creams in general, I know that the bright colours can put people off. The first time I used Yuzu and Cocoa it was so yellow when putting it on my body that I felt like I was Homer Simpson. I felt exactly the same when first applying Prince Charming, the pinkness of it took me back a little but it lathered up nicely enough and rinsed off just fine. I actually quite liked being covered in pink loveliness even if it was only briefly…

I am so glad that Lush have decided to bring Prince Charming shower cream back as a part of their 2017 Valentine’s day range. Prince Charming can get in the bath with me any day, any time!



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This post was originally posted on this website on the 27th 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