Sultana Shower Gel from Lush

Sultana Shower Gel

I have wanted to try Sultana Shower Gel ever since I heard the rumour that a prototype of it existed back in February 2017. I feel like I have waited an eternity to get hold of some and words cannot describe how happy I am to finally own a bottle of it!

The Sultana shower gel shares its scent with the discontinued Blackberry bath bomb which happens to be one of my favourite Lush products. Although visually the Blackberry bath bomb isn’t spectacular, it happens to be the only not-over-the-counter product on planet earth that helps me combat my worst enemy, insomnia.

Any Lush product that shares the Blackberry bath bombs scent/ingredients is therefore understandably a must have for me, even more so since the bath bomb was discontinued.

Sultana shower gels scent isn’t your typical Lush-fruity-fragrance. Its magic ingredients are frankincense (olibanum) and bergamot, this superb blend of essential oils are perfect for helping you wind down of an evening. The frankincense offers a sweet and gentle woody aroma while the bergamot gives it a delicate citrus-fruit edge. I know Lush make a lot of citrus based products but Sultana is so different that the word ‘citrus’ doesn’t spring to mind upon first sniff.

The shower gel itself is quite runny, a small amount of it does however go a very long way. A ten-pence-piece-sized amount is more than enough to wash your whole body. I love Sultana so much that I always over indulge and use a lot more than necessary, whoopsy! Unfortunately with it being quite a runny consistency over indulging and using too much is very easy to do.

Although the consistency of the Sultana shower gel is quite runny it’s not on par with how the old Olive Branch shower gel used to be, it’s also quite creamy so I don’t see its runny consistency as a huge issue, I actually think some shower gels work better when they’re not super thick. I have even used Sultana shower gel in my hair, I always find that the thinner shower gels work great as shampoo too.

As you rub Sultana shower gel into your body it’s gentle and super relaxing scent fills the shower space, breathing it in with the hot steam helps to draw out any stress that you’ve held onto from your day. After using it my muscles always seem less tense and I always feel ready for bed as soon as I’ve stepped out of the shower.

In the Summer I grew quite fond of pairing the Sultana shower gel up with the Sultana of Skin body conditioner. Although I find that the Sultana shower gel is more than capable in keeping my skin perfectly hydrated ( which not many other shower gels do), with the super hot weather we’ve had here in England I just felt my skin needed a little bit more tender loving care. I am really sad that Sultana shower gel was only available for a short while as a Lush Kitchen exclusive, I think Lush should rethink and make it a store wide shower gel as it really is beautiful!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥Instagram♥

♥Twitter♥
♥Facebook♥
♥Tumblr♥
♥


Tunnel of Love Soap from Lush

Tunnel of Love Soap

I rarely buy Lush soaps, it’s not because I dislike them I just simply prefer using the bubble bars and bath bombs. When I however set eyes on the Tunnel of Love Soap it was love at first sight. Above is a photograph of a slice of the soap and below is a photograph of it pre cut. The below image is how they arrive in to store, it is then up to the store staff to cut it into smaller pieces, ready to sell.

The soap in all of its glory is truly beautiful, I couldn’t stop staring at it when I was by the soap counter in Lush Oxford Street. In all honesty I feel for the store staff, I would feel like the worst person on the planet if I was asked to chop up this huge lump of soap. It’s not just a sight for sore eyes, it’s a work of art!

The Tunnel of Love Soap has a long list of natural ingredients that reflect the Valentine’s period perfectly. It contains both sweet wild orange and lime oil making it have an almost identical scent to the Lush Winter bath bomb, Never Mind the Ballistics. The addition of rose water in it is what gives the Tunnel of Love it’s valentine’s twist.

Its scent is bright and sweet, the orange oil is the most dominant ingredient recognised by my nose, the rose water is next and it rounds the citrus-sweetness of the orange oil off perfectly, giving the Tunnel of Love a more subtle, citrus-scent which is why I feel I like it so very much.

There aren’t many Lush soaps that lather up as quickly as the Tunnel of Love soap, it is one of the best Valentine’s soaps I have used to date, leaving the likes of Roses All the Way and Love You, Love You Lots soap in the shadows. I like all of the Valentine’s Day soaps from the past but there’s just something a little bit more special about the Tunnel of Love soap. It’s so much more creamier than any other floral soap I have used before now.

Its scent although subtle, stays on your skin a good few hours after using it. Although in lather it is quite a creamy soap, it doesn’t leave your skin as soft and hydrated as the naked shower cream from this year (Tender is the Night) does. I however wouldn’t expect this to be the case as it’s rare for a soap to not dry my skin out a little. Out of all of the Valentine’s soaps I have used so far, Tunnel of Love is undeniably the best yet. I’d definitely recommend grabbing a bar before Valentine’s day 2018 has been and gone.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥Instagram♥

♥Twitter♥
♥Facebook♥
♥Tumblr♥
♥


Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub from Lush

Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub

One of the very first products that I ever got from Lush was a pot of lip scrub, from the very first use I was hooked. Previous to this I had never used an exfoliator for my lips that worked better. I now only use Lush lip scrubs. Before the release of the Black Rose Naked Lip Scrub, Lush’s lip scrubs had always been sold in a glass 25g pot. Lush are however striving to change the cosmetic industry by creating packageless ‘naked’ products. Enter Lush’s NEW naked lip scrubs.

The main ingredient in all of Lush’s lip scrubs is caster sugar. I was blown away that a product with such a basic ingredient list worked so much better than any other expensive exfoliators that I had tried and hated. Caster sugar is the perfect ingredient for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Making a naked and solid version of their much loved potted lip scrubs is quite literally the best idea Lush have ever had.

img_5294-1

The potted lip scrubs work like a dream but since trying the naked versions I doubt i’ll be buying the potted versions ever again. Lush have managed to improve what I already deemed as perfect, I honestly raved about the potted lip scrubs but they are nothing compared to the new naked versions. Black Rose is from the Yummy Yummy Yummy scent family and therefore shares its scent with the much loved Roller bath bomb. It has a beautiful and light fruity scent and one that I don’t mind using on my lips at all.

The difference between the naked and potted lip scrubs apart from the obvious is that the naked lip scrubs are solid, when I have been asked to describe how the new naked lip scrub feels I always compare it to a sugar cube.

With the lip scrub being solid you can apply so much more pressure on your lips during application, it makes buffing away the dry bits of skin so much easier than it was before. If you have long nails like me then you’ll be pleased to know that there is also no more trouble fishing the product out of the pot. In the photo above I have already used the lip scrub 6 times. A little goes more than a long way and it works quickly and with minimum effort.

All you have to do is rub it on your lips in a similar way you would put lipstick on. Once you feel satisfied you then just wipe the sugar away to reveal smooth and lovely looking lips, some even just lick it off! it’s perfectly safe to do so too.

Another thing I noticed is how moisturising the Black Rose lip scrub was I wasn’t expecting that at all, especially considering that it’s a solid product. I am over the moon with the Black Rose naked lip scrub, I don’t think I have ever been more satisfied in a product before. I am so excited to try and review the others too.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥
♥


Brightside Solid Perfume from Lush

Brightside Solid PerfumeBack in May the Lush Kitchen team put a list together of Lush’s most popular scents. We (the Lush community) then had to pick our ultimate top 5 scents from that scent list. With this list the Lush Kitchen had promised to make several never-before-been-released products with those chosen top 5 scents.

I was really happy but not surprised to see that the Brightside scent had been chosen as one of the 5. Brightside is a beautiful scent family and one that I wish Lush had expanded on, with other products long before now. Alongside a Brightside body lotion the Lush Kitchen also decided to release a Brightside Solid Perfume.

As soon as my Brightside body lotion and Brightside solid perfume arrived I squealed with delight. Previous to this I believe there had only ever been two other Brightside scented products, the bubble bar and the Sunrise soap. The Bubble Bar was one of my very first Lush products so its scent will always be one I think fondly of. As soon as you take off the Brightside solid perfumes lid you can see and smell exactly why Lush describe it as the ‘antidote to gloomy days.’ The bergamot, tangerine and mandarin oils within it all work together to make one of Lush’s most uplifting fragrances.

Brightside SP 2

Lush’s solid perfumes consistency visually resembles Vaseline, they are however not as soft and easily manipulated to the touch as Vaseline is. I’d describe them as more like a cooled, solid candle wax. The warmth of your finger heats up just enough of the product to put on your wrists and neck. I like its consistency as it stops you from using too much by accident. A downside to the solid perfumes is that I can’t spritz a little on my clothes or hair.

Applying the Brightside solid perfume is very easy, even when you’re on the go. It can slip in your pocket or any hand bag or purse ready for when you need it. Much like the Brightside bubble bar and body lotion I had such high expectations of this solid perfume. Unfortunately I found that even when I applied a more than generous amount to my wrist its scent faded within 10 minutes. I have heard this is very common with products that are applied to the skin when they have bergamot, tangerine or mandarin oil in though.

Maybe one day Lush will create a liquid perfume in the Brightside scent, I think being able to spray a little on your clothes and hair would help carry the scent for longer. It appears that skin just seems to soak Brightside solid perfume up leaving no trace of it at all in just a few minutes. I do however feel that the solid perfume while in the tin, was a perfect match scent wise to the much loved Brightside bubble bar, Lush did well with this product in that aspect.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr♥
♥


Secret Arts Jelly Bomb from Lush

It seems that since Lush Cosmetics released their brand new Jelly Bomb range earlier this month everyone has gone mad for the darkest of the 4 first, the Secret Arts Jelly Bomb (formally known as the Dark Arts Jelly Bomb). Inspired by Harry Potter, the Dark Arts Secret Arts jelly bomb is like nothing I have used from Lush before. Some mistakenly think it is a lot like the Metamorphosis bath bomb. From the outside I agree, I can see why people may compare it, inside of it is however a completely different story.

Seeing as this is the first jelly bomb that I have reviewed I thought it would be wise to explain what they are. Jelly bombs look just like the average Lush bath bomb, they also work in the same way, the difference between a jelly bomb and a bath bomb is, instead of creating foam, jelly bombs produce a foam-like-jelly that floats on the surface of the water instead. Although I was initially a little freaked out at the idea I found the experience quite pleasant. It wasn’t like wading through a bath full of gunge at all.

Dark Arts 2

As soon as the Dark Arts Secret Arts jelly bomb hits the water its scent fills the room. Dark Arts Secret Arts shares a scent with one of my favourite discontinued, Christmas-time bath bombs called Cinders. It is always a pleasure to revisit a Lush scent through a different format, the Dark Arts Secret Arts jelly bomb has a delicate sweet, musky, warm and spicy aroma. Instantly after coming into contact with the water Dark Arts Secret Arts begins to spin, spreading a thick and jelly like foam on its surface.

At this point I was hesitant to how much mess this jelly bomb was actually going to make, I felt like a killer whale in an oil spill. The jelly foam was a sparkling black and the water underneath it was growing darker and darker with every second. Pushing this anxiety to one side I lay back to enjoy Dark Art’s Secret Art’s cinnamon scent.

1da

It didn’t take long before the temptation to play with the jelly got too much and I couldn’t help but grab some to have a feel. At the point of grabbing a handful the realisation of how dark and thick this jelly was hit me, I knew it was going to be a completely different bathing experience from what I had ever had before, it just felt so alien and bizarre to me.

Looking at it in my hand I was instantly filled with dread, if my husband see this in our bath tub he’d go mad. Once the jelly bomb had all dissolved I swished my hands around it a bit, the jelly was getting thinner. Underneath me I could feel myself slide forward in the bath tub, it was at this point very, very slippery. I made a mental note to always use jelly bombs when I was already in the bath just to avoid any accidents.

3da

The inside of the Dark Arts Secret Arts jelly bomb is a bright pink, this surprise was however short lived as the blackness soon overtook the little pink that had frothed out of the jelly bomb. As I sat in the bath I noticed that the jelly had slowly turned to just water, all that was left in the bath tub was very dark but fantastically soothingly-soft water. I prepared myself to get out, grabbing a flannel to help remove any dark residue that had been left on my body. I was shocked to find out that there wasn’t a splash on me. I asked my husband to wipe off any that was left on my back, again there wasn’t a single blob.

I was really, really surprised by this. As the bath drained I was completely lost for words when there wasn’t a ‘dark mark’ in sight (sorry for another Harry Potter reference…) I was expecting the aftermath of Dark Arts Secret Arts to be like that of the Lava Lamp bath bombs and it wasn’t at all.

20476159_2006950382867513_9010511301947162400_n

I gave the tub a quick rub over with a sponge and Fairy Liquid before I got out, my husband then rinsed it out as he always does. I find the darker colours in Lush products tend to cling to any residue left in the tub, so doing the fairy liquid and rinse after every bath always helps things to stay clean. It honestly takes less than a minute and requires minimum effort.

Overall I am still very surprised with how much I enjoyed using this jelly bomb, I was expecting a royal mess and it wasn’t even an inch as bad as I had feared. It leaves my skin in tip top condition for days and days after using it, I have never gone so long without needing to moisturise. The scent still sits on my skin the next day too.

With it I do however recommend using it in a clean bath, just to avoid any of the colour gripping onto any old residue left in the tub from previous uses. If you’re unfortunate enough to get marks left in your bathtub I recommend using hot as you can stand it water and a dab of fairy liquid ASAP, it sponges off in no time and doesn’t break you into a sweat to do either!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥
♥


Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb from Lush

The Cheer Up Buttercup Bath Bomb made its debut appearance at the February 2017 Lush Summit. Alongside it was a wide variety of other never before been released bath bombs such as Groovy Kind of Love, Yellow Submarine and Thundersnow. In amongst all of these beautiful new bath bombs it was hard for the rather plain looking Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb to stand out.

Unfortunately for me, the Cheer Up Buttercup was the last of the Summit bath bombs that I tried. I wasn’t able to get hold of one until months and months later when it came out in the Lush Kitchen. I believe it has been an Oxford Street store exclusive since late April 2017, I however live roughly 4 hours away from the flagship store so never got an opportunity to try it even then. Luckily it is now a staple store product so everyone can get it from the UK website and in UK stores.

img_7434

The version of the Cheer Up Buttercup that is now readily available is a much smaller version than what was available at the Lush Summit. The Lush Summit version was the same size as the majority of Lush bath bombs such as the Blackberry and Intergalactic. This new and rather dinky version shares its size with the smaller variety of Lush bath bombs such as the old Think Pink, Butterball and Cinders bath bomb. Although I never tried the larger sized version of the Cheer Up Buttercup its smaller size makes no difference in its quality at all.

If you thought the Avobath was a good bath bomb to use to awaken your senses then Cheer Up Buttercup will blow your head off. For such a small bath bomb it really does throw out a serious amount of zingy, energy boosting vibes.

img_7223-1

Bright yellow in colour and decorated with a light dusting of blue cornflower petals, the Cheer Up Buttercup is bright and bold. Packed with lemon, lime and neroli oil its scent cannot be ignored. When my postman delivered my parcel of my Cheer Up Buttercup bath bombs I could smell its gorgeous scent before even opening its lid. I know some people don’t like the strongly scented Lush products this one is however a game changer.

I don’t know any other way to describe this bath bombs scent, it’s got the zestyness of Dragon’s Egg, the sharpness of Avobath and then some more. Before I had even put the Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb in the bath I knew I was going to love it.

phonto

For its smaller size the Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb doesn’t dissolve as quickly as I had thought it would. What surprised me the most is how its scent stayed with you throughout your whole bath. Some Lush bath bombs lose their scent over time, the Cheer Up Buttercup however held its ground and I have never felt so lifted from a bath bomb before.

The Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb lives up to its name, its scent really does lighten up a dark mood, I find a lot of Lush’s citrus products to be refreshing none are however on par with Cheer Up Buttercup. Hidden inside the Cheer Up Buttercup is also a fair bit of coco butter. I had no idea that it did and was very surprised when I realised, what was already soft water was now soft and super, duper moisturising. The mix of the citrus oils and the coco butter leaves your skin soft, well hydrated and much brighter.

img_7219-1

The Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb has a warm pink inside, once it has fully dissolved you are left with light orange bath water with a pinch full of blue cornflower petals floating on its surface. Once out of the bath the amazing scent of Cheer Up Buttercup remains on your skin, it however is more subtle which will suit those who prefer the gentler Lush scents.

Making the Cheer Up Buttercup bath bomb smaller was a very wise decision made by Lush. I am sure the larger version was just as good however you really don’t need it any bigger than it is now, the smaller size has the perfect quantity of everything in it. I’d go as far as saying it is one of my favourite bath bombs from Lush.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥
♥


The Comforter Shower Cream from Lush

The Comforter Shower Cream.png

The Comforter Shower Cream shares its scent with the much loved, The Comforter bubble bar. When I first got into Lush I had no idea that Lush Cosmetics made their own unique scents, I didn’t even know that the most popular scents were used in several different product formats. This was the case until I one day see that the Twilight bath bomb had a shower gel equivalent. Once I learnt about Lush’s scent families my need to try everything grew out of control, hence this blog!

Much like the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, The Comforter is a gloriously thick and velvety formula. I hope that Lush decide to expand their collection of shower creams in the foreseeable future as the creams feel so much more luxurious on the skin in comparison to the shower gels. Not that I dislike Lush’s shower gels, the creams are just in my opinion that little bit more of a treat.

Just like the Bubble Bar of the same name, The Comforter shower cream is a vibrant, hot-pink colour. At first I wasn’t that sold on the shower cream’s scent. I thought it was a lot stronger than the bubble bar equivalent and I actually gave my first barely used bottle to my friend before I’d even given it a proper chance.

img_3034

I love to join in on all of the Lush discussions on Instagram or Facebook and one day The Comforter shower cream was the topic of conversation. I mentioned that I adored the bubble bar but couldn’t get as excited about it when it came down to the shower cream because of how strong its scent was. A fellow Lushie told me to try it again, keeping in mind how lovely it will make my skin smell once I was out of the shower.

I therefore tried it again promising myself that I would give it more of a chance this  time, the scent was still stronger than the bubble bar but I realised it wasn’t an offensive strong. Once the shower cream was mixed in with the hot shower water I actually see (or should I say smelt) the shower cream in a whole new light.

Just like the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, The Comforter’s scent remains on your skin all day, it’s a very gentle scent on your skin and one that I have grown to love. The Comforter has as the name suggests a very comforting scent, packed with cassis absolute and blackberry infusion it’s BERRY nice. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist…)

img_3071

The cassis and blackberry ingredients alongside the vanilla and bergamot is what makes the scent of this shower cream so very inviting. Washing with it really is like being wrapped up in a warm and snuggly hug. The Comforter shower cream also contains almond oil which is a bonus if your skin is in need of some extra hydration. The shower creams are always my go to when my skin needs a little bit of extra TLC.

Another thing I feel is worth mentioning before I finish this review is that a little of the product goes a very long way, (if you’re not as gluttonous with it as my husband is anyway.)

The Comforter shower cream lasts well beyond its shelf life too, after 6 months plus it will need a bit of a shake in between uses because the ingredients in it will naturally begin to separate but after a quick shake, it goes back to it being as good as new.

I am so glad that I was convinced to try this product out again as I really like it now. I am always looking for new Comforter scented products to add to my ever growing collection. I hope they bring back the solid perfume again soon as I bitterly regret not picking one of them up when they were available.



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥
♥


Wash Behind Your Ears Shower Gel from Lush

I always get ridiculously over excited when a new Lush shower gel or cream is released. Shower gels don’t have as much wow factor as the Lush bath bombs do and I think that’s what makes me like them so much.

When I first got into Lush I ignorantly focused all of my attention on to the bath bombs and bubble bars, it wasn’t until I had explored those products that I began to crave more.

It wasn’t long until all of the scents and colours of the bath bomb and bubble bars had completely seduced me leaving me wanting anything and everything Lush… Enter Lush shower gel!

My very first Lush shower gel was Twilight. Our pairing obviously went off with a bang and ever since I’ve sought after every Lush shower gel I can get my hands on. This Easter (2017) Lush decided to bring out a limited edition, brand new shower gel called Wash Behind Your Ears.

Wash Behind Your Ears Shower Gel

The Wash Behind Your Ears Shower Gel is a bold and very bright orange fitting in perfectly with the Springtime and Easter holidays. What has surprised so many people about it is that it, (just like the Flopsy face wash jelly) contains carrot infusion.

Unfortunately I have heard very mixed reviews on Wash Behind Your Ears, some have said its scent is dull, others say it just smells like carrot. I have also heard that its texture is more creamy than most shower gels. Do I agree with any of the above statements? Yes I do – but not all of them!

Wash Behind Your Ears does have a very creamy texture in comparison to some of Lush’s other shower gels, I however find that it lathers up very quickly which is the opposite trait to most Lush shower creams. What I find most satisfying about its texture is that the smallest amount seems to go a very long way. Although most people tend to overindulge with the liquid products, squeezing out more than they actually need you really do not need to do this with Wash Behind Your Ears. I can see one 250g bottle of it lasting me for more than 6 months with everyday use.

17634400_1945977195631499_2980105460401913841_n

Dull is the wrong word to describe its scent, it’s not as attention grabbing or dominant as the likes of Plum Rain or Snow Fairy but it isn’t dull. Subtle is a more accurate way of describing its scent. It actually has quite a soft floral air about it and I personally cannot identify any carrot. It does however have a root vegetable element to its scent, one that reminds me of prepared, raw root vegetables such as the parsnip. I have only ever thought this about one other product and that was the Magic bath bomb.

I get that my use of the word ‘parsnip’ may put some people off, as the thought of rubbing parsnips all over your body isn’t very exciting at all. Please don’t be put off by my comparison though, root veg vibes or no root veg vibes with its added floral undertones the scent really does work. If you’re a Lushie that prefers the softer scents Wash Behind Your Ears may just be the perfect shower gel for you.

Although Wash Behind Your Ears didn’t woo me in quite the same way as the Hot Toddy shower gel did, I didn’t dislike it. I also do not think it deserves the amount of negative attention that it got, it is a very efficient shower gel that brightens and refreshes my skin  with long lasting effects. I wouldn’t miss it if it didn’t come back again but I did buy an extra bottle to keep in my Lush storage!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


NEW Think Pink Bath Bomb from Lush

img_3823

Over the last 12 to 18 months Lush have given several of their much loved products complete face lifts. Some Lushies (me especially) do not bode well to such drastic changes, I however always trust Lush’s decisions and no matter how many tweaks or changes are made to a product I vow to always give it a go with an open mind.

The Think Pink Bath Bomb is one of Lush’s most recent renovation projects, released at last months Lush Summit (Feb 2017) it is not only bigger than the original Think Pink bath bomb but also very different in appearance. The new Think Pink flaunts a beautiful shimmery exterior with a twisty almost vine like pattern etched on its outside.

Appearance wise, the only thing that the two have in common is their pink colour. As for its scent, it isn’t quite the same as the older version, it has a much more mature tone and I feel its fragrance carries itself better. I will admit to missing the flower decorations on top of the older Think Pink, I however decided to think of the new Think Pink as a brand new product instead of an update.

img_3820

As soon as the Think Pink bath bomb touches the water a huge burst of hot pink foam erupts from it, slowly but surely it then begins to spin around the bath creating pretty swirls in 2 shades of pink. At this point the bath bombs scent gently fills the bathroom and the Think Pink’s delightfully relaxing properties begin to work their magic.

I’m not 100% sure of the new Think Pink bath bombs full ingredients list so this whole paragraph may be subject to change in the near future. I believe it’s made of a list of ingredients that are very alike those used in the original version of the Think Pink bath bomb.

img_3825

There is something so comforting about Think Pinks scent, the new version is so much more powerful than the previous and that’s saying a lot as I am a huge fan of the original. As soon as you sink yourself into a Think Pink bath a feeling of relaxation hits you and as for the mesmerising bath art, I need say no more.

Lush, I am sorry I doubted you again, I completely freaked out when I found out Think Pink had been transformed. I LOVE the new version, I do however miss the originals flower decorations and even more so the confetti hearts that are hidden inside. Both versions are favourites for me and as happy as I am to be presented with such a fantastic new bath bomb, I am really going to miss the older version.

Pushing my disappointment of losing the original version to one side, I still can’t wait for the new Think Pink bath bombs to hit stores. There’s no official date yet but I have heard through several reliable sources that we won’t be made to wait much longer!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

Instagram

Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr


Ladybird Bubble Bar from Lush

Ladybird Bubble Bar.pngWhen the Ladybird Bubble Bar was first released as a Mother’s Day product last year (2016) I was so, so excited. There’s just something so intriguing about the products that Lush make into little creatures.

It’s a very clever move on Lush’s account, giving a product eyes gives it some personality and because of this it makes them more desirable, buying a Ladybird bubble bar is like getting a new pet and the best kind of pet too as it doesn’t poop!

Unfortunately bubble bars are meant to be used so try not to get too attached, I promise you chopping or crumbling the Ladybird bubble bar up is well worth it. Once you’ve used it in a bath you will have no regrets in chopping up your new little buddy.

Other popular character bubble bars are the Mumkin, Tweet and Snowie bubble bar.

There is quite a few, none have however been quite as dinky and cute as the Ladybird bubble bar.img_5125-1

I couldn’t resist giving the Ladybird bubble bar a go even though I actually really hate ladybirds. Don’t shout at me, I have my reasons…

My other half and I moved into our new house just over 2 years ago and we have unfortunately had several huge ladybird invasions to deal with since. They love the old style windows, I’d do anything to get the windows changed but we have a listed house so the windows have to stay just as they were back in the Victorian times. *cries*

I used to adore ladybirds but after cleaning them out of my house for what seems like the millionth time, they kind of lose their ‘aww’ factor.

img_5677

Ladybirds hate anything menthol and this is how we ward them off from our house now. Diffusing anything menthol in your house makes them move out, it is the kindest and most natural way to get rid of them. It doesn’t cause them or us any harm, we have a ladybird free house and not because we’ve squished them all, it’s a win, win situation.

Ironically the Ladybird bubble bar’s main ingredient is in fact PEPPERMINT. Once I knew that key piece of information I welcomed several bubble bar versions of Ladybird into my home with open arms.

Bye, bye real life ladybirds the big boys are moving in!

img_5749

I only ever use a small amount of the Ladybird bubble bar as that’s all you need for a multitude of fluffy white bubbles.

The Ladybird Bubble Bar’s scent is a completely new one that I don’t recognise from any other Lush product. I’m still not 100% sure that I like it. By all means it is not an unpleasant scent, it’s just not one I’d normally go for.

The peppermint oil in it isn’t quite as strong as it is in the Intergalactic bath bomb. The geranium oil that is also in it softens the strength of the peppermint oil a great deal, the two mixed together give it a soft minty  and musky scent.

img_5759

Before using the Ladybird bubble bar I had never thought of floral and menthol complementing each other so well.

Underneath the canopy of soft, white bubbles is the most beautiful shade of berry-red water.

Overall the Ladybird bubble bar gave me a very good bath. I can’t see any real particular faults with it and I guess this is why it has come back in 2017 as a part of the Valentine’s range!



Come and say hello to me on social media…

♥ Instagram ♥

♥ Twitter ♥
♥ Facebook ♥
♥ Tumblr ♥



Please note that this post was originally posted on this website on the 20th of March 2016. I have updated each post on this blog several times as with time my photos have got better as has my product knowledge.
Lulu @ Lush Upon A Time