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Lush Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb Review.

Okay guys, I know, this is a bath bomb from back in March, and I’ve done an absolutely terrible job by having not used it until just a couple of weeks ago. Hey, at least I bought the bath bomb to help support a good cause!

Anyway, this was a bath bomb created to help raise money for the charity Reprieve, who were working hard to help bring Andy Tsege home – an innocent man who had been kidnapped and imprisoned in Ethiopia for 1,000 days on the 20th March of this year.

Before I review ‘Buy One, Set One Free’, I must mention that this bath bomb did become damp while in storage, and I used it as soon as I noticed. This means the bath bomb didn’t perform how it was originally intended to – so bare that in mind when reading this review!

Here is my review for the bath bomb 🙂


Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb:

 

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

I didn’t find the scent of this bath bomb to be very distinctive. It had sort of a mix of different scent families combined into one, which made it smell a bit confusing to me! If you like very distinctive scents in your bath products, you may not be too fond of the scent of this one.

This bath bomb doesn’t look very exciting. It’s just a very inoffensive, pale orange spherical bath bomb, with a little trip of paper sticking out of the side with information about Andy Tsege and the Reprieve charity on it.

This was an exclusive bath bomb released by Lush around March of this year (2017.) If you really like this bath product, it’s going to be very difficult to stock up on!

I personally wasn’t very keen on the scent of ‘Buy One, Set One Free’ itself. It had a very very sweet, spicy and heady scent to it. It also smelled somewhat smoky and earthy to me. To me the scent was quite strong and again, quite confusing!

This bath bomb left my bath water a yellow colour. I know a LOT of people aren’t keen when a bath bomb turns their bath water yellow – you lot have been warned!

The bit of paper in the bath bomb is a bit of a pain. I only remembered about it last minute when draining my bath water, and it almost got stuck in my drain! It was obviously also wet, so I felt like I couldn’t put it in the recycling and had to throw it away, which I feel is something that goes against Lush’s ethics.


Pros:

Bottom line, this bath bomb was created to support a noble cause, and I think that is more important than how much a person is going to like the product itself honestly. I personally bought this bath bomb purely because it would feel wrong to have not done so! I mean, you get to contribute money toward a good cause, all the while getting a bath bomb as a reward for doing so. Can’t complain with that really!

The scent may not have been entirely to my liking, however it was definitely at least a strong scent! I know a lot of people dislike when Lush products smell weak.

Despite the bath bomb becoming damp in my storage, it held up pretty well honestly, so it’s a well made bath bomb.

I think the colour of the bath bomb is cute – probably because orange has always been one of my favourite colours!

I also actually liked the colour this bath bomb turned my bath water. The colour reminded me of a mix between pineapple and apple juice, or maybe a tropical juice… I found it refreshing!

‘Buy One, Set One Free’ is a vegan bath bomb! 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t objectively be that fond of this bath bomb, however I was subjectively. If you just care about a bath bomb for the bath bomb, and ethics don’t really concern you too much, then you could very well not like this bath product all that much. If however a good cause and ethics are something that you’re very conscientious about those things, then you’re going to love this bath bomb.

Overall, I’m going to rate Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb a 5/5* rating. Personally, the fact that purchasing this bath bomb donates money to a good charity that aims to help other people, and the fact that you get rewarded a Lush bath bomb for doing so are the main factors about this product to me.

Sorry for the ridiculously late review and I’m sorry that I didn’t bring this review to you guys while the bath bomb was still on sale! I hope you enjoyed the review regardless 🙂

– Storm

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Lush New Shampoo Bar Review

New Shampoo Bar:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This shampoo bar doesn’t leave your hair feeling COMPLETELY cleansed. What I mean by this is that although it does leave your hair clean, it also seems to add something back into your hair. I don’t know if it’s the glycerine or the oils within this shampoo bar, but I know some people just want their hair to feel super squeaky clean when they are done with shampooing!

The scent isn’t sweet, fruity or foodsy. The scent of New is quite green, minty and spicy. It has a very fresh scent, with hints of earthy and woodsy scents thrown in there. I know some people aren’t drawn to these sorts of scents!

I found that the New shampoo bar did stick quite a bit to the surface that I would lay it on once I was done using it in the shower (I rested it on top of a shower jelly lid.) This would leave behind quite a bit of sticky shampoo bar residue, and was quite annoying!


Pros:

I personally think the way that New shampoo bar leaves your hair feeling is REALLY nice! It leaves your hair feeling slightly conditioned, which is something I personally appreciate 🙂 I found that the shampoo bar being fairly moisturising also meant that my hair would be more smooth, tame and manageable after washing my hair!

This is a really refreshing shampoo bar. The mint and spices in New make your scalp feel super fresh, and the scents that this bar gives off are just what anyone needs to help them wake up and feel energized!

New has a little wooden stick embedded in the top of the bar, that says #BeCrueltyFree on it. I think this is a really cute addition to the shampoo bar, and is something that you can keep afterwards if you’re insanely sentimental like I am…

Most importantly, New shampoo bar does its job! This shampoo bar always cleaned my hair as much as any other shampoo would do which, ultimately, is what is the purpose of a shampoo is in the first place.

The scent is very unisex in my opinion. Many of Lush’s products carry scents that can be very obviously geared toward females, by being stereotypically sweet, foodsy and fruity scented. That isn’t the case with New shampoo bar, which I think is fantastic!

New shampoo bar lathers up absolutely amazingly.

Shampoo bars always last a pretty good amount of time before they are completely used up, and this one is no different. It lasted me and my partner absolutely ages!



Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think New shampoo bar is definitely a very good option if you’re looking to try a new shampoo. It isn’t an absolutely perfect product, but I do think it is pretty amazing, especially for a shampoo! It just always left my hair feeling so amazing and more conditioned than most shampoos leave my hair, and made my hair overall feel really healthy.

Overall, I rate New shampoo bar a 5/5* rating. Again, it wasn’t absolutely perfect, but it was good enough to warrant this rating!

I’d highly recommend giving this product a try if you haven’t done so already 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Twilight Bath Bomb Review

Twilight Bath Bomb:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This is quite a feminine bath bomb, in the sense that it leaves the bath water a light purple colour. The bath water left behind by the bath bomb is also filled with lustre, and the colour of the bath bomb itself is a light, pinky purple colour, with an adorable design of a cartoony moon and cartoony stars on it. The scent of the bath bomb is lavender, with a sweet and buttery toffee note to it. Some men and women may not feel uncomfortable bathing with a bath bomb with aspects that are typically perceived as being feminine, so this may not be for everyone!

To me, every product with the Twilight scent that I have smelled so far smell differently from one another. The bath bomb when in it’s solid form does smell typically like the Twilight scent – it smells like both the shower gel and like the Mr Sandman Dusting Powder. However, once in the water, the lavender scent becomes much more prominent than the sweet, toffee scent, which becomes slightly more buttery smelling and much more subdued. If you’re not actually keen on naturey scents and mainly like the Twilight scent for it’s sweetness, perhaps you wouldn’t like the bath bomb!

I had this bath bomb in my collection for around 25 days before using it. In this time, the bath bomb had already become much more soft and powdery. This resulted in the bath bomb sinking in my bath tub, leaving little bath art on the surface of the water. This wasn’t a big deal, and I still really enjoyed what bath art the bath bomb did provide! This bath bomb doesn’t seem to last well in storage though, so if you want to give it a try, try not to hoard it!

The bath water left behind by the bath bomb was a very translucent, pale purple colour – sort of like a much more pale and translucent version of the colour of the bath water that the Blackberry Bath Bomb provides. I honestly expected the bath water to be left more opaque and saturated than it was – this doesn’t leave your bath water super colourful!


Pros:

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This bath bomb is adorable! It is the cutest little bath bomb I think I’ve ever seen! The design is just absolutely adorable, and is also really comforting and reminds me of the design I had on some of my bed sheets when I was a child. The colour is super cute, the bath water the bath bomb leaves behind is super cute, the concept of the bath bomb is super cute, the scent is super cute… Just everything about this bath bomb makes me really happy! I also received this as a gift from my partner, and I can tell you that this would be an amazing bath bomb to gift someone you care about!

My favourite colour is dark magenta, and I love purpley hues in general. I think the colour of the bath water that Twilight Bath Bomb leaves behind is really pretty, even if I do wish it was more opaque! I also really enjoy the lustre left behind in the bath water 🙂

I think the scent of this product is absolutely amazing! The scent of lavender is quickly becoming a favourite of mine, and with the added hints of sweetness in this product, Twilight Bath Bomb smells very close to perfection to me at the moment! If you enjoy sweet foody scents and also enjoy the scent of lavender, I’d give this product a try!

The bath water left behind by this bath bomb was SUPER moisturising! I was really surprised, because it wasn’t something I expected at all. Twilight Bath Bomb makes for an excellent, nourishing bathing experience 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

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Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this product! I had such high expectations for this bath bomb as I absolutely adore the Twilight scent and concept, so it was really exciting to finally get to try it out yesterday. I love how adorable and comforting it is, I love the scent of it, I love how nourishing it is, I love how it looks… Sure, it isn’t absolute perfection, but it is really, really close!

Overall, I’m going to rate Twilight Bath Bomb a 5/5* rating. Perhaps it wasn’t a perfect product but it was close enough for me to rate it a 5 star rating 🙂 I HIGHLY recommend giving this product a try and to gift it to your loved ones – any hype around it is for GOOD REASON!


Thank you for reading my review!

What Lush products have you tried recently – what did you think of them?

I’d love to hear from you all in the comments down below!

– Storm

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Quick Update…

Hey guys!

In my last post I said that I was going to be doing a Primark haul yesterday – which I did! I was there for absolutely ages. The entire experience was pretty exhausting honestly! I went to pay once I realised that my basket was overflowing, but I made sure to get some really good pieces. I made sure to try lots on, and I feel really good in the clothing that I purchased. I’m excited to show you all everything!

Because of how huge the store is, I didn’t manage to really rummage through all of the 4 floors, so I’m likely to be going back next Wednesday for another haul (completely skipped the pyjamma and homeware sections etc.) I may even just keep going back every week until there’s nothing else that I can find! Returning back to the store will also be a good opportunity for me to return anything that I change my mind about.

I’m sorry for not uploading a Primark Haul blog post yesterday – I have SO MUCH to talk about! As I briefly mentioned in one of my weight loss diary blog posts recently, I’ve been unwell. I was completely exhausted after shopping yesterday, and just needed to sleep. Today I’m feeling even worse, but everything I bought is still neatly in Primark bags, and I’ll be sure to bring you guys a haul blog post as soon as I have enough energy to do so! It’s nothing serious, just a pretty bad cold. It’s like my body has gone into panic mode now that the weather has begun cooling down – I HATE the cold!

– Storm

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Lush Rehab Shampoo Review

Rehab Shampoo (100g):

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

I find Lush liquid shampoos to make my hair a little bit tangled. It isn’t a huge issue, but it is definitely something I did notice occur with this particular shampoo.

The scent is very strong! To me it smells like sweet fruit, lavender, mint and tea tree. Mostly mint and tea tree to me, although it actually does not contain any tea tree whatsoever! If you don’t like those sorts of scents, I’d try a different Lush shampoo.

It was very difficult to know how much of this product I would need to use at a time. This shampoo is somehow super inconsistent! Sometimes I’d only need the tiniest amount to lather up my entire head of hair, and other times I’d have to add additional shampoo to my hair 3 or 4 times before being satisfied with the lather.

I don’t fully like the name of this product. Rehab is a word with many negative associations – things I don’t particularly want to pop into my mind whenever I go to wash my hair! I haven’t even be to rehab, but I’m sure this name would be even more disturbing for anyone that has!

Rehab is a very simple shampoo – some people only love Lush for the colourful, creative, innovative, unusual looking products! If you just find simple products to be boring, I’d try a shampoo bar instead!


Pros:

I personally love the scent of this shampoo. It was so unexpected, because most of the ingredients are fruit juices. It really does smell like mint, tea tree and a hint of lavender. It is just the most clarifying, clean smell and I absolutely love it! It also has a sweetness to it, that reminds me of the scent of hard boiled minty sweets.

I think the scent of this product does wonders for your mind too. The clarity of the scent just makes you feel refreshed, de-stressed, clear and ready to start the day with a fresh mind. If you are a person that experiences negative moods / negative ways of thinking frequently, I’d highly recommend you try this shampoo!

Again, for a friend who experiences negative moods often, this would make a really thoughful gift to them! The name might be a tad offensive, but if you just explain to them that the purpose you thought they would like the product is how clarifying and uplifting the scent is, I’m sure they’d be very appreciative!

Okay, so the name is a little odd. BUT, it does make my mind instantly start playing Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ in my mind – which isn’t such a bad thing!

The consistency of this shampoo is really lovely, as is the colour of it! It is just a super pale, transparent cream colour. Really simple and nice 🙂

I found this shampoo to be quite softening on my hair, and found that it generally lathered up quite well.

This shampoo cleans hair very well.

I found Rehab to have a slightly thickening effect on my hair!

My hair has seemed stronger recently than it usually does. I have extremely fine blonde hair, and usually it feels quite weak. I definitely think Rehab has helped with the strength of my hair!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this was a really nice shampoo. It was pretty basic, but felt somewhat like a staple product – everyone could do with a bottle of Rehab in their shower!

Honestly, I didn’t notice any massive change when using this shampoo. My hair does seem thicker and healthier than it used to, but I still lose a lot of hair whilst in the shower, my hair still gets greasy quickly etc. I think that I do overall like this shampoo – it just isn’t absolutely perfect I suppose!

Overall, I’m going to rate Rehab a 4 or a 5 star rating. It is difficult to pick between the two… I’m rating Rehab a 5/5* rating. I was going to give it a 4* rating but honestly, my hair has just been in much better shape recently, which will at least be partially due to Rehab. I’ve hardly been noticing any split ends in my hair and my hair has been both thicker and stronger.

– Storm

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Lush Atomic Tooth Powder Review

Hey guys!

I said in a post a while ago that I wouldn’t be trying and reviewing Lush’s tooth products. I lied. Nah, I really thought I wouldn’t, but I guess I changed my mind 🙂 Here is my review of Atomic – I hope y’all enjoy!


Atomic Tooth Powder:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This tastes STRONGLY of cloves. If you HATE the scent or taste of cloves, keep away from this guy. You’ll be tasting cloves for a while after using this product!

This is a product that I believe works on bicarbonate of soda, and you can really taste it! If that bothers you then none of Lush’s tooth powders are going to sit well with you.

This product, as well as all of Lush’s tooth products, contains 0 fluoride. I don’t believe that brushing one’s teeth with fluoride is the ONLY way to maintain healthy teeth, and like to believe that Lush have come up with an alternative, natural way that works not just as well, but better. I have watched Youtube videos and have people I know in person who have said that after using this product and going to the dentist, the dentist has said that their teeth have improved since the last time they visited. However, for some people, this product not containing fluoride could be a con!

This product doesn’t just taste of clove and bicarbonate of soda, but it really does taste extremely strong in general. If you don’t want to be brushing your teeth with something that tastes extremely strong, back off yo.

To use this tooth powder, you have to dab a mildy wet toothbrush directly into the pot of powder, to coat the top of the bristles in a nice thin and even layer of the powder. Dipping directly into the pot will unavoidably eventually cause some formation of blobs of product. I’m having difficultly explaining this, but I’m sure you can imagine what I’m trying to say. Anyways, when this happens, those blobs of product are more difficult to apply to the toothbrush than straight up powder. For the last time I brushed my teeth with Atomic, the final bit of product was actually mixed with a tiny bit of water from all the times I had dabbed my toothbrush in there, so it was like trying to coat my toothbrush in a very thin cream. It wasn’t a great experience!

The foam produced by this toothpaste is a brown colour. If that sounds off-putting to you, perhaps try a different Tooth Powder instead!


Pros:

I really enjoyed the novelty of this product! It was far more fun to use than regular toothpaste and although I have heard people saying things along the line of “You’re an adult, you shouldn’t need teeth brushing to be fun…” I still personally like to have fun while brushing my teeth!

The fact that this product doesn’t contain fluoride makes me quite happy.

My entire mouth always looked and felt so incredibly clean after using Atomic!

I have quite a sensitive mouth and often experience bleeding gums, develop ulcers and experience pain in my gums when brushing my teeth. With Atomic, I didn’t experience any of that at all. I’m not big on the theory that if you have sensitive gums, you just need to keep torturing them until they become hard and resistant. Imagine if someone said that to people with sensitive facial skin… “Just scrub it real hard every day, go through the pain and the bleeding, until your face no longer bleeds from being scrubbed!” It just sounds ridiculous to me personally!

This product froths up so incredibly well – far better than the Toothy Tabs I have tried and far better than regular toothpaste too!

My father used to use clove oil on his teeth to help relieve toothaches. Cloves are known to do this by numbing the area somewhat, which I think is one of the main concepts of this tooth powder. It is advertised as being cleansing and soothing, gentle but powerful. I think this is also why I didn’t experience any pain or discomfort of any sort whilst brushing my teeth, which I’d often feel with normal toothpaste! I think this is absolutely brilliant 🙂

At first, I really wasn’t sure about the scent or taste of this product but by the end of my pot, I definitely began associating the scent and taste with having a lovely clean mouth!

The pot this product comes in counts toward your 5 black pots for a free face mask!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this tooth powder was fab. I’d love to try more tooth products from Lush! This cleaned my teeth so much better than regular toothpaste yet felt so much gentler and healthy. I really enjoyed it!

I’m going to rate this product a 5/5*. It not only worked extremely well but is also obviously a pretty natural product and most of all, I didn’t experience any pain or bleeding whilst using it! I really enjoyed the novelty of brushing my teeth with a product in a different format too. I really wasn’t keen at first, but I continued to use it until it was all gone – and now I truly miss it!

I hope you enjoyed my review.

– Storm

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Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar Review

Yes, I know. This was a Halloween product for last year, and it is now spring of the following year. I know this review is late. I know I took a long time to use up this product. I know, I know. But hey, at least I used it up, right? Hopefully this review will help someone out when next Halloween range comes about!

I received this as part of a lovely, incredibly gift from my partner on Halloween. I hope you enjoy this review!


Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar:

Rating: 4/5*

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Cons:

This is a Halloween exclusive product, so if you find that you love it, you might have a lot of trouble repurchasing it! It might not even come back next Halloween…

This bubble bar is GLITTERY. When you hold the bubble bar, you will 100% be left with golden lustre on your fingers. When you put the bubble bar down, the surface it has been placed on will 100% have golden lustre on it afterwards. If you’re really not a fan of glitter, stay away!

The scent of this product is quite smokey , woodsy, spicy, dry and musky. If those aren’t the sort of scents you are into then again, steer away from this guy!

The cinnamon stick sticking out the top of this bubble bar will be left in your bath tub. I forgot that this cinnamon stick was left in my bath tub, so I just pulled the plug out at the end of my bath as per usual, and that was that. Once I remembered about the cinnamon stick later on, I looked in the tub, only to find that the stick had… disappeared… I think it went straight down the plug hole. I really highly doubt this did my drain any good whatsoever! Be careful!

I didn’t find there to be too much pigmentation to this bubble bar – although that could be due to getting 3 uses out of it.


Pros:

I got three baths out of this guy. Yep, 3. And easily at that – if I had any less baths with this bubble bar then I would have felt as though I was being wasteful! This bubble bar produces bubbles SO EASILY!!! Each of my 3 baths with this bubble bar were covered in a thick layer of bubbles. Here are images of each bath:

Bath 1 (bath product, bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

Bath 2 (bath product, bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

Bath 3 (bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

The bubbles this bubble bar creates are incredibly creamy and frothy.

A bath with this bubble bar is extremely warming and cozy.

The concept of this bubble bar is brilliant. It truly looks like a miniature pumpkin covered in golden glitter!

I really enjoyed the scent of this bubble bar. Zesty yet spicy – very up my alley!

I found this bubble bar to definitely be somewhat moisturising. Not extremely so, but somewhat for sure.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this was a lovely bubble bar, I seriously do. I think it could do with more pigmentation, with being more moisturising and with having a slightly better scent, but it really was rather lovely!

I’m going to rate this guy a 4/5* rating. It was absolutely brilliant, but I still feel I can find a better bubble bar out there that will absolutely blow my socks off!

I hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂

– Storm