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Lush Grease Lightning Spot Treatment Review

Hey guys!

Yet another Lush review! This is a product I have actually had for an insanely long amount of time – just over 2 years now! I finally used it up though – I hope you enjoy my review 🙂

(Photo taken from Lush USA site.)


Grease Lightning Spot Treatment:

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Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

If you want to get this product and you’re expecting miracles, just don’t. The effects of Grease Lightning are pretty mild the majority of the time.

The texture of Grease Lightning can turn a bit funny! Mine developed gross hard lumps in it by the end, although, I did use it for a really long time.

Toward the end of the product, the bottle that it comes in makes it really difficult to use up the last bit of product. I had to add a little bit of water to the bottle, shake it up and then empty it into a little black sample pot. I kept repeating the process until all of the spot treatment was in the little black container. Not a huge deal, but definitely a bit of a pain.

This product shows on the skin when it dries. It makes the skin look a little shiny and sometimes a tiny bit crispy – similar to how dried PVA glue would look on the skin once dried! I never found this to be a huge problem, as it would only notice if I had the product on by itself (and in those times, I’d not leave the house anyways!)


Pros:

This spot treatment DOES work – even if the effects are mild. It especially worked extremely well when I first began using it. Here’s an example. I pierced my septum around 6 months after purchasing Grease Lightning. I pierced it myself, and the jewellery I decided to use was too small for the piercing, which caused irritation. My skin developed some sore bumps where the skin was pierced. In a panic, I decided to try heavily applying some Grease Lightning to the bumps and to leave it on overnight. Hey presto, in the morning the bumps were completely gone! I also clearly remember applying Grease Lightning to my acne near when I first began using it, and the next day all of the little bumps on my skin were completely gone, my pores looked clearer and any larger spots had become smaller and had begun to heal. If you need a spot treatment, this one is certainly worth a try!

Grease Lightning contains a lot of Aloe Vera gel, so I would use this on me and my partner whenever I’d notice a bug bite on us, and it would really help! I also would use it on any rashes, scratches etc, and it always seemed to just be a generally healing product to use.

This product lasts a REALLY long time!!! It is 100% worth the money. Again, it lasted me just over TWO YEARS, and was fine all the way up until near the end of the product.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this product was pretty good, but no miracle worker. I wouldn’t say it is a cure for acne or anything like that, but used alongside other products it can definitely HELP to cure acne.

I would definitely recommend Grease Lightning. It is an extremely cost effective product as it lasts for such a long amount of time, and can help so many different skin problems.

Overall, I’m going to rate Grease Lightning a 4/5* rating. It did do its job and helped to calm down my acne, and I also found it to be useful for many other things, such as bug bites and piercings! It wasn’t perfect though, I mean, my skin still isn’t great!

– Storm

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Lush Serendipity Soap Review

I was lucky enough for my partner to gift me the Relax More gift set from Lush for our anniversary back on the 19th August! This soap came within the gift set. In the little information booklet that comes with the gift set, the soap is called ‘Serendipity’ however the name has now been changed to ‘Lavender Vida Loca’ on Lush’s site – although the ingredients list is identical so I believe they are exactly the same product. Regardless, this is a review for Serendipity 🙂

– A side note: I didn’t take a photo of this soap while I had it, but I can upload a stock photo of it if requested! 🙂


Serendipity Soap:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

There are little dried lavender flowers in the top layer of this bar of soap. These little flowers fall out into the sink and on your hands as you use the bar. I personally HATED these little lavender flowers! When wet and by themselves, they look like those little skinny light brown moths! I definitely do not like it to look like bugs are all over my sink and hands 😦

The scent fades a LOT the more you use the soap. If you don’t like when a soap’s scent fades, I’d definitely try a different one.

Like pretty much all of Lush’s soaps, Serendipity will break into lots of separate pieces when it gets toward the end of its days. These little pieces are certainly much more of a pain to use up than when the bar is one solid block.

I found this soap to be very slightly drying on my hands.

This soap clearly has a very floral scent to it. I know a lot of people can’t stand the scent of florals so if you’re one of those people, steer clear of Serendipity!


Pros:

The colours of this soap are absolutely gorgeous. The main creamy layer of the soap is a light lilac colour, whereas the top translucent layer of the soap is more of a dark magenta colour. Either way, this soap looks absolutely stunning, especially for a purple lover like myself! This is definitely a very pretty soap to look at 🙂

I love the scent of Serendipity overall. I think lavender smells lovely. This soap has such a relaxing scent to it, it’s hard for me to resist!

This soap will clean your hands really well 🙂

I think the creamy layer of soap that Serendipity has makes it less drying than most soaps are, and causes the soap to create more of a creamy lather than a super bubbly lather.

The appearance of Serendipty is really pleasing to the eye – it looks like some sort of berry flavoured cheesecake to me!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really enjoyed using this soap. I think it was a lovely gift from my partner, and is definitely one of my more preferred soaps from Lush’s collection. The colours and scent of Serendipity are absolutely gorgeous, and the whole soap looks like a slice of some sort of berry cheesecake!

The little bits that fall out of the soap really did drive me insane, although, this only happened for as long as the soap had that translucent layer on the top of it (as that’s where the dried lavender flowers are embedded,) which faded away fairly quickly as it is a much thinner layer than the creamy layer of the soap.

Overall, I rate Serendipity either a 4 or 5 star rating. I really loved the soap, but it did have some annoying flaws in it! I think I’m going to have to rate it 4/5 stars, because it could do with a couple of improvements here and there.

I do recommend that you give this soap a try if you like the smell of lavender though!

– Storm

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Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar Review

Hello everybody! 🙂

I’m back again with another review! Today will be Lush’s ‘Seanik Shampoo Bar’.

I hope you enjoy! 🙂


Seanik Shampoo Bar

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

There are pieces of seaweed in the shampoo bar. When these pieces come into contact with water, they become kind of gooey and gel-like in texture, which can look pretty gross.

If you don’t want to deal with using a shampoo bar that has begun falling apart, this might not be the best shampoo for you. As I neared the end of my bar (when I probably had around 20 washes or so left of it,) the middle of the bar got used up in my hair, leaving a doughnut shaped shampoo bar. This itself was difficult to work with, but then when that started breaking up, it just became even more difficult. Eventually I was left with about 5-10 tiny pieces of shampoo bar which I used up the final time I shampooed my hair with Seanik. Again, using a falling apart shampoo bar is pretty tricky to do, but I wanted to use it all up!

This shampoo bar does sort of smell like the sea, which although some people might like, it can get a bit much after a while. It has a very salty, sea-like, fresh, slightly floral smell to it.

Residue of this shampoo bar will absolutely cling for dear life to the bottom of whatever container or surface you choose to store it in/on. I rinsed out my square tin that I was keeping my shampoo bar in once I had used it all up, and even after thorough rinsing whilst rubbing the bottom of the tin, there is still some tiny pieces of shampoo bar and residue stuck to the bottom of it.

As soon as the center of the shampoo bar is gone, using the shampoo bar will cause your hair to become tangled and knotty, and the lather will not be anywhere near as light and fluffy. Sometimes you will even need to re-apply some of the shampoo bar to get a thick enough lather to feel like your hair has been thoroughly cleaned.

When I did finally rinse out my tin, there were still some small pieces of shampoo bar left, but they were so small that it seemed pointless to keep them. This means some product was wasted!

While using any small shampoo bar pieces in the shower, often pieces would fall onto the shower floor, which would be a bit of a pain and means that a lot of shampoo bar was wasted here.

If pieces do fall on the floor of the shower, and you want to salvage them, they will be very difficult to get a grip of and to pick up!


Pros:

This shampoo bar lathers up immensely! Just a few strokes on the hair and you will have enough lather to clean your hair thoroughly. What I would do is swipe the shampoo bar around the rim of my entire hair line, to make sure my roots had an even distribution of shampoo.

The colour! Seanik is a beautiful blue that looks brighter than any images you will see of it online. It is such a beautiful looking shampoo bar!

My hair always feels really soft after using this shampoo bar.

This shampoo bar is very clarifying.

I find the lather produced from shampoo bars to be much easier to rinse out that of the lather products by your more standard shampoo. This saves some time in the shower!

I always leave the shower feeling beachy and fresh after using this shampoo bar, as though I’ve just been to the beach for a swim in a clear blue sea.

This shampoo bar is so affordable for how far it goes. I have probably had this shampoo bar since January sometime, so that is at least 3 months that it has lasted me, and I almost exclusively have been using this shampoo bar for that duration. It only costs £5.95, £1-£2 a month for your shampoo is not bad!

The shampoo bar being in a solid format is incredibly useful. It is easy to take these with you in a tin if you would like to go on holiday etc.

Using this shampoo bar leaves your hair quite light, soft, voluminous, textured and fluffy (in a good way!)


Overall conclusion:

I think that this shampoo bar would be great to use in the summer – it really does feel more like a summertime shampoo to me, because of how beachy it makes your hair feel. It is a brilliant shampoo, and in my opinion it could be used regularly, although, as stated before, the beachy hair feeling can get a bit much sometimes. I especially feel like this shampoo bar would be great for hair that lacks texture and volume, or for anyone who loves summer, beaches or great hair!

Overall, I would rate Seanik a 5/5*, only just! I would not exclusively use this shampoo bar personally, because I start to feel like my hair has salty sea-like buildup or something after using only this bar for a long period of time! I think it is good to have a couple of different shampoos anyway, so that you can have a choice whenever you take a shower.

– Storm 🙂 

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The Lush products I won’t review no.4.

Hello readers! 🙂

I am back with another Lush post, so if Lush isn’t your cup of tea, this is your warning!

I thought I’d write a post on the products that I won’t be reviewing. 

This might seem a little bit random, but some of the reasons behind me not wanting to review these products I feel may be of some value to fellow Lushies. The products I have chosen to not review are generally items that are comedogenic.

This post will only be including Lush’s products under the Makeup, Perfume, Gifts and Spa categories, so that it will be a little shorter.


Products>Makeup>Face

For the colour essentials, unfortunately every product apart from ‘Eyes Right’ contain comedogenic ingredients. I have acne, so I like to avoid using pore-clogging ingredients on my facial area, so as not to make it any worse. This means that I won’t be using any of these colour essentials products. I will be giving ‘Eyes Right’ a go though!

All of the colour supplements from Lush are also comedogenic unfortunately, so I won’t be trying any of these anytime soon.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A



Products>Makeup>Eyes

For the liquid eyeliners, they are all vegan, and I will love to experiment with them all!

The cream eyeshadows are also all vegan, and I look forward to trying them out too!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Makeup>Lips

I am excited to say that all of Lush’s makeup products for the lips are vegan! I am really looking forward to trying all of these colours out.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A



Products>Perfume>Gorilla Perfume

‘Hellstone’ from Volume 2 and ‘The Smell Of Weather Turning’ from Volume 1 are both non-vegan, and are only vegetarian. This means that I won’t be giving these two a go unfortunately.

‘Karma Gift’ I feel should be covered in the next section (Gifts,) so I won’t be covering that now.

All the other products in this category are vegan-friendly, and I will love to start giving them a try.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A



Products>Gifts

I personally wouldn’t buy any of the items in this section for myself. I prefer to pick and buy individual products rather than pre-packaged items for myself. For this reason, I won’t be buying any of the gift boxes in this section. I also prefer products that can be used up rather than actual permanent items, so this means I won’t be buying anything in this category at all.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A



Products>Spa>Treatments

Again, I don’t think I’d ever spend my own money to treat myself to a spa experience. I’m sure they are wonderful, but if I’m going to buy myself something from Lush, I prefer for it to be an actual object that I can use up. Therefore, I won’t be reviewing any of the spa treatments or music CDs anytime soon.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A



That’s all for the Lush products I won’t be reviewing! Some of the products that I have written about might not be available to purchase anymore, due to them being Kitchen products. There will also be some products that I did not include, such as exclusive products not currently in the Kitchen, Oxford Street exclusive products, Spa products etc, that can be bought in other locations other than the Products section on the UK Lush website. 

I’m so excited for all of the Lush products out there for me to try!

– Storm 🙂

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The Lush products I won’t review no.3.

Hello readers! 🙂

I am back with another Lush post, so if Lush isn’t your cup of tea, this is your warning!

I thought I’d write a post on the products that I won’t be reviewing. 

This might seem a little bit random, but some of the reasons behind me not wanting to review these products I feel may be of some value to fellow Lushies. The products I have chosen to not review are generally items that aren’t vegan.

This post will only be including Lush’s products under the Hair category, so that it will be a little shorter.


Products>Hair>Treatments

For the hair treatments in Lush, ‘H’Suan Wen Hua’, ‘Kinky’, ‘Shine So Bright’ and ‘Roots’ are all only vegetarian and are not vegan. This means that I will not be using these products.

I will also probably not be using the ‘Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease’ treatment. This is because I have been trying for around 2 years now to grow out my natural hair, and this product contains the ingredient ‘Red Henna Infusion’. Now, although they claim that this product will not affect the colour of your hair, after some research online, some customers have said that the product has given their hair a very slight red tint after several uses. It’s not worth the risk to me!

The rest however, I am very excited to give a go! 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Hair>Shampoo

‘Fairly Traded Honey’, ‘Jersey Bounce’ and ‘Curly Wurly’ are all only vegetarian and are not vegan, so I will not be trying any of those three shampoos from Lush.

All the other shampoos in this section, I am extremely excited to try out! I absolutely love the idea of Lush shampoos and definitely want to get my hands on some ASAP!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Blousey

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Hair>Shampoo Bars

The only non-vegan shampoo bar is ‘Honey I Washed My Hair’, which I will not be trying. I will also not be trying ‘Copperhead’, because it contains the ingredient ‘Red Henna’. I am growing out my natural hair and am enjoying the colour of it, so I am avoiding any hair colourants! Finally, I’ll not be reviewing the ‘Round Tin’, simply because I do not find products so fun when you can’t use them up!

The rest of the shampoo bars are completely vegan, and I look forward to trying them all out.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Montalbano, Karma Komba, Lullaby, Jumping Juniper

Products I have reviewed from this section: Seanik


Products>Hair>Conditioners

‘American Cream’, ‘The Plumps’ and ‘Retread’ are all only vegetarian and are not vegan friendly, so I will not be using these products.

All of their other conditioners, I am very excited to give a good go!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner

Products I have reviewed from this section: Big Solid Conditioner, Veganese



Products>Hair>Styling

‘Hair Custard’, ‘Sunny Day’ and ‘Queen Bee’ are all only vegetarian and are not vegan. I will not be trying them in the future.

Also, ‘Veerappan’ is for dudes, so I won’t be using this!

I am excited to give all the other hair styling products a go – I never use any products in my hair, but seeing what is available in Lush is encouraging me to try it out.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Dirty Styling Cream

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Hair>Colour

Again, I have been going natural and have really been enjoying my hair colour. I am not looking to change the colour of it anytime soon, so I am most likely not going to try any of the products in this section. 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


That’s all for today! The next post will be on products in the ‘Makeup’ category that I won’t be using.

– Storm 🙂 

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The Lush products I won’t review.

Hello readers! 🙂

I am back with another Lush post, so if Lush isn’t your cup of tea, this is your warning!

Not too long ago, I had never really stepped foot in a Lush store – I thought it was far too much of a luxury brand for me to be able to afford anything in there. I also didn’t really have any interest in luxury cosmetics – I was pretty happy with my £1 shower gels.

I first started buying stuff in there when I needed gifts for females – it seemed like a place where girls would generally enjoy being bought gifts from, so that’s what I did. I then started being bought gifts from there myself – and although I loved them, still thought I couldn’t really afford to buy that stuff for myself. I got a bit curious and looked at the Lush website one day, and found myself 3 products that I really wanted to give a go (Coalface, Imperialis and the Toothy Tabs.) I ventured to the store, and came out with one of the products I planned to buy as well as two completely different products – as she advised against the products I originally wanted (Coalface, Popcorn Lip Scrub and Ocean Salt – Self Preserving!)

I then did some research on Lush, and discovered it was the top high street store in the UK for having happy customers – this fact really got me hooked to the idea of shopping at Lush in the future. I started exclusively buying gifts for my female friends from here. I began branching out and trying out more products from their range

I’ve become somewhat of a collector, and now want to have everything in their range of products! There are a few products that I don’t want to try though, and that’s why I decided to make this blog post series. I eventually want to have tried all the products that I’d like to try, and to have narrowed down my favourite products to one of each type for me to buy regularly (i.e. 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner etc.) The only way I feel that I can really do this is by reviewing each product once I have completely finished them up, using them how they should be used, which is what I have been doing!

I thought I’d write a post on the products that I won’t be reviewing, that are available on the website: https://uk.lush.com/

This might seem a little bit random, but some of the reasons behind me not wanting to review these products I feel may be of some value to fellow Lushies. The products I have chosen to not review are generally either bath products or are non-vegan.

This post will only be including Lush’s products under the Body category, so that it will be a little shorter.

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Products>Body>Bath

First of all, we have the bath bombs. I would be more specific and list individual products, but that wouldn’t change anything. I won’t review any of the Lush Bath Bombs. Now, I understand that for some people, they are absolutely amazing, but me buying one would be an absolute waste – I do not have access to a bath! Although there is a bath in the house I am living in (someone’s en-suite), it is not mine and I can’t really use it… So, no bath bombs for me unfortunately!

This unfortunately means that I also will not be reviewing any of Lush’s Luxury Bath Oils,  Bubble Bars or Fun. 

I am sure one day I will own a bath and will be able to review these products, but for the time being, no bath products!

I can easily use the soaps in my shower however, so I do plan to review all of them, with the exception of the ‘Honey I Washed The Kids Soap’. Again, I’m sure this soap suits plenty of people, but because it contains both beeswax and english honey, I will not be reviewing it. I am vegan for ethical reasons, so I do my best to avoid using any products that contain ingredients that have been taken from animals. Again, maybe one day I will change my mind, but for the time being, no ‘Honey I Washed The Kids Soap’ review!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: I Love You Mum Soap, Old Father Time Soap, Layer Cake Soap, Baked Alaska Soap, Respect Your Elders Soap, Yog Nog Soap, Sunrise Soap.

Products I have reviewed from this section: Reindeer Rock Soap, Snowcake Soap


 

Products>Body>Shower

I plan to review all of the shower gels and jellies, apart from the ‘It’s Raining Men Shower Gel’ and the ‘Whoosh Shower Jelly’. Whoosh contains honey water, and It’s Raining Men contains honey, so neither are vegan and I won’t be reviewing them anytime soon. 

All of Lush’s shower smoothies and conditioners are fine, and I plan to review them all in the future. 

For the scrubs and butters, I will be reviewing them all apart from the Ocean Salt products (to be used for the body.) I personally believe these products are intended to be used on the face primarily, and I prefer to use them in this way, so I won’t be reviewing them as body products! 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Bouncy Bunny Shower Jelly, Refresher Shower Jelly, Beautiful Shower Gel, Rose Jam Shower Gel, Snow Fairy Shower Gel.

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A

 


 

Products>Body>Cleansers

Now, these are all also included in the section for facial cleansers, and I do feel they are primarily meant to be used on the face, so I do not intend to use them for my body. I’m sure this works well for some people, maybe I will try it some day but I doubt it really!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: (I do not use them as body cleansers, so N/A.)

Products I have reviewed from this section: (I do not use them as body cleansers, so N/A.)

 


 

Products>Body>Lotions

These are all vegan, and so I plan to review them all in the future.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Celebrate Body Lotion, Tropical Jungle Lotion

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Body>Hands

From this category, Lemony Flutter, Helping Hands and Elbow grease are all only vegetarian and not vegan, so I will not be trying out those 3! Lush’s other 5 products for the hands are vegan, and I shall be reviewing them all!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: Love and Light Hand Cream


 

Products>Body>Feet

Pink Peppermint, Softy and Elbow Grease are not vegan, so I will not be trying them in the future – I will give the other products in this section a go though!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Massage

I will not be reviewing any products that can’t be used up from Lush, such as tins. I just don’t find them very fun! This means I won’t be reviewing the Oval Tin. 

Soft Coeur and Mange Too are not vegan, so I will not be reviewing them in the future. I will review the rest at some point though. 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Dirty

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Body>Shaving

Annoyingly enough, none of the products in this section are vegan apart from the Five O’Clock Whistle shaving cream. I will only be reviewing this product from the shaving section. 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Tints

I don’t think I will be buying any of these any time soon, mainly because I’m not keen on the idea of applying makeup type products to my body. There is definitely a chance I might try them in the future, but not any time soon! 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Deodorants

I’d love to give all of these products a try!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Dusting Powders

Again, I’d love to give all of these products a try.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A

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That’s all for this post! My next post will be on which of Lush’s facial products I will not be using!

– Storm 🙂