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Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water Review

Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water (100g):

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

I wasn’t the MOST keen on this toner water if I’m honest with you! The second ingredient in this toner is Fresh Sea Water, which contains aound 1/30th of salt. That may not seem like much, especially considering that Fresh Sea Water isn’t even the first ingredient in this toner water, however it is something I noticed with when using this product. I have very sensitive skin in general, because I have acne and also have an annoying picking habit, which made using this toner actually a little painful. Using this toner would cause a slight burning sensation on my face – not nice! If you have sensitive skin, acne or often have open wounds on your face, this is NOT the toner for you! It will hurt!

I’ve tried all of Lush’s toners before trying this one, and this is the toner that left my face with the least clean of a feeling. My face, by no means, would feel dirty after using this toner. It would just not feel fully fresh I suppose!


Pros:

This toner made an absolutely fantastic cleanser (both by itself and used after cleansing or after rinsing off a face mask, to get rid of excess residue!) This is by far Lush’s best toner for getting rid of any excess dirt, makeup or residue of any sort from the face! It is extremely clarifying and no matter how thoroughly I would cleanse beforehand, a cotton round with Breath Of Fresh Air toner applied to it would always remove extra dirt from my face!

This toner lasted me a really good long time, was very affordable and has a long time before its expiry date. My toner water was made on the 11/04 this year, and I just finished it up today on the 14/07 – so a 100g bottle of the stuff lasted me just over 3 months! I use this toner extremely regularly – twice a day, and use plenty each time! The expiry date for my bottle is 11/06/18, so you have 1 year and 2 months to use up this toner (more than enough time!)

I really like the scent of this toner. To me it smells fresh, like a beach holiday all contained in a bottle. It really does smell wonderful!

Breath Of Fresh Air does its job really well as a toner. My skin would be cleaner, my pores would appear smaller, my skin would feel less tight and my skin would appear more plump and youthful after using this toner. It really does do its job well, considering the product is mostly made from water!

Although I found the salt in the product to be irritating, salt is known to be anti-bacterial, which would actually be beneficial for spots or wounds. So, although the toner may burn a bit to use, it isn’t actually harmful towards skin problems at all.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this toner was okay. I really like the concept of it – it smells identical to the Sea Monster Fun to me – a scent that always reminds me of being on a seaside holiday somewhere warm. It also cleanses really well and overall, does its job well. It did sting my face though, and it didn’t make my skin “feel” super clean – I could definitely feel product left behind on my skin after using the toner. Also, although I know this toner was technically good for my acne, I haven’t noticed my acne being significantly better recently. In fact, very recently my acne has actually been pretty bad. I do think this toner helps, just not THAT significantly!

Overall, I’m going to rate this toner 4/5* rating. It is a decent toner and works really, really well! Incredibly so! I just hate the feeling of having product on my face after having used it.

– Storm


 

I have officially now tried all of Lush’s currently available toners! As of 14/07/17, Eau Roma Water is my official favourite, and I’ll be sure to pick up a big bottle of the stuff once I have the money to do so, as that works out as being best value for money!

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Lush Ocean Salt Self-Preserving & Alcohol Free Face and Body Scrub Review

Whew… That was a mouthful!

I just used it up while taking my bath 🙂 I hope you enjoy!


Ocean Salt Self-Preserving & Alcohol Free Face and Body Scrub:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This is a product that is only available online as far as I know. That is something that can be a bit of a pain sometimes!

I actually couldn’t get this scrub to work by itself at all. It just wouldn’t do anything for my face whatsoever in terms of exfoliation. I learnt to first exfoliate my face with an exfoliating glove (£1 in Poundland etc) and THEN to use the face scrub.

Even after already scrubbing my face, the product still doesn’t really have much additional scrubbing action. I don’t know why this is. I honestly don’t. All I know is that this product isn’t very scrubby, and I’d have to keep applying the scrub to my face for it to actually work how I wanted it to!

This scrub stings when it is on your face! If you get it in your eyes, I’m so sorry. If you have any slight injuries on your face, perhaps a healing spot or a cracked lip, again, I’m sorry.


Pros:

This scrub will leave your skin so, so, so smooth. Smoother than it has ever felt. This is only slightly due to the scrubbiness of the product, and is more due to all of the oils and butters that the product contains. My face doesn’t feel oily at all, it just feels smooth and plump and lovely.

I really like the smell, and even secretly kinda like the taste of this product. I mean, I wouldn’t eat spoonfuls of the stuff, but a tiny bit always gets in my mouth while I’m scrubbing my face. It just tastes like salt. I like salt. Anyways, it smells and tastes fresh and like the ocean, in a non gross way. It is like all the good parts of the sea being squished into a product. I love it!

This is vegan and is also alcohol free. Other versions of this product are not vegan, and other versions are not alcohol free. This version has all the good things going for it! I think the product smells better without the vodka to be honest, and it also seems to work better. Either way, anyone who has ethics against alcohol and/or against vegan can use this product!

This product is alright for sensitive skin – at least more so than the version that contains alcohol!

This version of Ocean Salt is REALLY nourishing and feels very healthy on the skin compared to the other versions. I think it is the lime oil being steeped in glycerine instead of vodka. We all know that glycerine is a humectant, and draws moisture to the skin. I also found that with the other version of this product (Ocean Salt Self-Preserving,) it left a sort of sticky, oily residue on my skin. This version does not. The product is incredibly light and just absorbs into the skin.

My skin hasn’t exactly been perfect recently, but it has been better than usual. I have had quite a few spots recently, but more randomly placed around my face rather than being almost rash-like. My cheeks have been entirely clear, and my blackheads have reduced immensely. Maybe that’s part due to this product?


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I like this scrub quite a bit. I am surprised to say that I much prefer it to the non alcohol free version, considering that only one ingredient is different (vodka vs glycerine.) I do wish it was more scrubby though! And that it would hurt my skin a little less… I dunno, I guess the product could be quite a bit more effective, but it’s not bad.

I’m going to rate this product a 4/5* rating. It leaves my face real soft, what more could I want really?

– Storm

Out of the vegan facial scrubs available on the Lush UK website on 03/03/17, this is my favourite facial scrub!

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Lush Respect Your Elders Soap Review

Hey everyone! First and foremost, I want to briefly go over my method for writing my reviews, so that anyone reading them knows the basis in which my reviews were written. If you’d like to skip straight ahead to the review, just scroll down a little 🙂

Before anything else, my method of course consists of my obtaining a product from Lush. This could be as a gift from somebody, a sample or a full product.

The second step of my method is to try out the product in a “proper” way. This basically just using the product in a way so that I am not wasting any, and in a way that it will actually work to the best of its ability. While doing this, I will be thinking about the product and all its little unique aspects.

The next step to my method is to COMPLETELY finish up the product that I have – be it a sample, miniature size of the product, regular size or anything in between. This is so that I have a fully informed opinion of the product and the entire experience of using it. This is a very important step to me, because reviewing a product after one use, say a soap, is like reading the first page of a book in my eyes. I want to have an opinion of the entire product experience so that afterwards I know how much I truly like, and would like to repurchase, that product or not.

Once the product is completely finished, I upload my review of it!

My overall mission here is to find my favouite of each product type Lush sells, so that I can ultimately just primarily keep repurchasing that one product of that category – so my favourite shampoo, my favourite conditioner, my favourite soap, favourite body wash product etc.

I hope you enjoy my review today!


Respect Your Elders Soap (100g):

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This soap becomes absolutely disgusting once you reach the center of the soap. I’m not even joking. It started breaking up into pieces, and those pieces turned pale and kinda grey and honestly, looked like chunks of brain. That’s how my partner described the soap’s appearance once it had reached that point and honestly, I totally agree. It looked so flipping nasty!

Once the soap gets really broken in and turns soft, it doesn’t lather up super easily like it would before. It kinda goes mushy and yeah, it becomes more of a challenge to obtain a proper lather from the product.

I don’t know if this is just because of it being a soap in general or what, but I found this soap to be somewhat drying to my hands. Not extremely so, but definitely somewhat.

The name is… I dunno! It makes me feel like I’m supposed to be an elderly person using the soap or something..? I know that is ridiculous and stupid, I’m just not a fan of the name of this one! It is also a bit of a mouthful to say to be honest!


Pros:

This soap is purple!!! I didn’t take a photo of the soap before I started using it unfortunately (I only actually do that for the bath products I use – I shall get into the habit of photographing my products ASAP!) It is just… ugh. Super flipping gorgeous. It was a very, very dark purple, with a yoghurty lighter purple shade on the top of it. Absolutely gorgeous! Here’s a photo that I have found that looks very similar to how my piece of soap did. I found the image on Becky Bedbug’s blog post:

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This soap lathers up quite nicely. Before you reach the center of the soap, the soap lathers up absolutely wonderfully. A very creamy lather that appears super easily. Once you reach the center of the soap, the lather is more difficult to obtain but is still very creamy.

The texture of the soap, again, until you reach the center, is lovely. The soap has a rougher, bumpy texture on the top of it, that feels really nice as you massage the bar into your hands. This bumpiness also makes the soap very slightly exfoliating, and allows for a very easy lather. It also makes the soap more interesting!

The smell was lovely. It smelled like dark, rich berries. If you like fruity berry smells then I promise that you’ll love the smell of this soap!

The soap worked well and did its job at cleaning my hands!

Respect Your Elders is slightly moisturising, which is a nice touch.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this soap was really nice when I was first using it, before the soap started breaking up into pieces. I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this soap. I have hardly heard anyone speaking about this soap at all – in fact, I think I haven’t actually heard anyone mentioning this soap. It is so nice though, so it is a shame that it doesn’t get much attention! I enjoyed this soap, but it was also far from perfect…

I’m going to rate this soap a 4/5* rating, because it was really nice but could definitely do with some major tweaks!

Products I am working on using up:

Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Trichomania Solid Shampoo
Ocean Salt Self Preserving And Alcohol Free Face And Body Scrub
Let The Good Times Roll Cleanser
Atomic Tooth Powder
Full Of Grace Serum
Grease Lightning Spot Treatment
Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub
Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint
Snow Fairy Body Conditioner
Dirty Shower Gel
From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar
Snow Fairy Dusting Powder
R&B Hair Moisturiser
Marilyn Hair Treatment
Goth Fairy Shimmer Bar
Bohemian Soap

Which of the above products are you most excited to see my review for? Leave a comment below 😀 I should have my reviews out for a lot of these products shortly 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Skin Drink Moisturiser Review

Skin Drink Moisturiser:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

The smell is really quite strong. I could smell the product on my face hours after having applied it – and it didn’t smell good. Someone even referred to this product as smelling like mushrooms… After using it, I sort of get what they meant. Not raw mushrooms but like fried mushrooms. It is just a general savoury foody scent and is really not something I appreciated my face smelling like. If this sounds nasty to you, maybe it’s best you stay away!

After a short amount of time, when I had only a little amount of product left in my pot, that little amount of product became really quite thick and dark in colour. I still sort of managed to use it, but it makes me think that maybe this product’s ingredients do not combine too well, and that some ingredients sink to the bottom or something.

This moisturiser didn’t last very long for me. I’m not sure why but it just seemed to go really quite quickly.

This moisturiser has a slight bit of texture to it I think. When I’d apply it to my face, my face would feel slightly less even in texture – almost like any tiny bump felt exaggerated after applying Skin Drink.



Pros:

This moisturiser moisturised my skin so, so, SO well! My face just always felt so plump and healthy and hydrated after using it. It was really a nice feeling.

Any fine lines/wrinkles on my face (especially my forehead) would basically vanish after using Skin Drink. Seriously, I have some lines on my forehead and when I looked in the mirror after applying this, the wrinkles had practically vanished (unless of course I raised my eyebrows at all.) Definitely recommend!

Just the smallest amount would really work. I could feel my skin was truly hydrated after using Skin Drink, and that feeling would last all day – without my skin becoming any more oily than it usually would.

The colour of this moisturiser is skin toned. Now, I don’t know that this makes a noticeable difference whatsoever, but I really liked that fact. It felt like I was applying an additional skin-tone-evening layer on my skin, however slight that layer was. If you wouldn’t say no to that then perhaps Skin Drink is worth a go!

A vegan Lush product that is handmade, cruelty free, animal friendly, practically all natural… worth a shot!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this moisturiser could do with a few improvements. It smells nasty and I’m really not keen on the texture or formula of it at all. It does work very well however, and really is a decent moisturiser.

Overall, I rate this moisturiser a 4/5* but ONLY JUST. The SMELL is absolutely vile, it just so happens that this moisturiser is the one that has worked for me best thus far and at least from the regular line, I believe I only have a couple more to try. Honestly, I really hope one of those two do surpass this one because I don’t know that I could handle that smell day in and day out… Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my review!

Out of the vegan facial moisturisers available on the Lush UK site on 03/03/17, this is my favourite moisturiser!

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Lush Love You Mum Soap Review

Hello everyone! 🙂 So, this soap was released for Mother’s day this year, and I couldn’t help but grab myself one – it looked really nice! I hope you enjoy this review 🙂


Love You Mum Soap (100g)

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This soap is very exclusive, and I have only seen it released for Mother’s day this year. If you do happen to fine it online or in the Lush Kitchen, be warned! If it turns out that you LOVE it, you might have a hard time getting your hands on it in the future!

This soap isn’t moisturising, and I actually found it slightly drying on my hands if I’m honest – only very, very slightly though!

Some people say this soap smells like moth balls? If you’re afraid of that then you’d better not try this soap!


Pros:

I thought this soap was lovely. The colours on it are absolutely gorgeous – a design that consists of a beautiful blue colour and a lovely ruby red. Such a beautiful soap! Google it to see what I mean 😉

I absolutely love the scent. To me, it is a fresh, soapy, fruity floral… sort of… It smells to me a lot like cherries, almonds, fresh linen, flowers and soap, all mixed together haha! It smells really good, I’d 100% recommend it for its scent personally!

It works really well, and runs out in a nice way if that makes sense. It does break up into smaller pieces eventually, but only a few and they are really easy to mush up into your hands and use up. It’s a nice and easy soap! 🙂

This soap lathers up really well!

This soap is from Lush, is vegan, cruelty free, handmade… Worth a try!


Overall conclusion:

I loved this soap. It wasn’t perfect – but it was really nice. I’d rate this soap a 4/5* (a rating I seem to be giving out a lot recently…,) and the only reason it gets 4 stars rather than 5 is the fact that it isn’t very moisturing.

Highly recommend!

– Storm 🙂

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Lush Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb Review.

Hey guys! 🙂

This is another bath bomb that I received from my lovely partner for Halloween! I hope you enjoy the review 🙂


Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb

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Rating: 4/5

Cons:

Okay, so this bath bomb leaves the bath water a sort of… deep, pinky red colour. I’m not gunna lie, it did sort of remind me of blood mixed with some water… It was a little creepy (I guess that’s the point considering it is a halloween product!) If this sounds a little unnerving to you, I’d suggest you do not try out this bath bomb.

The scent is unusual. It is a musky, peppery, masculine, spicy yet sweet scent. I think it was quite nice, but it definitely wouldn’t be for everyone – especially those of you who enjoy more fruity, floral or girly scents! If it doesn’t sound like your type of thing then I wouldn’t risk trying it!

The actual bath bomb itself is a speckled green colour. Again, not very feminine looking so if you are looking for something more lady-like, Lord Of Misrule is not for you!

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My Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb didn’t actually create THAT much bath art. The bath was left with a creamy milky white layer on top of the water, and with a small burgundy pattern at one end of the tub. It was interesting, but simple, so if you’re looking for a work of art in your bath then this isn’t the bath bomb for you!

My bath bomb sank shortly after I put it in the tub, so it was actually really difficult to tell whether it had finished doing it’s thing or not (the bath was covered in the creamy foam at that point.) I don’t like to touch and move and play around with bath bombs while they are in the bath, and prefer to just observe what they will do without me interfering. If you are similar, then this bath bomb is going to be quite annoying for you! Once the bath bomb sunk under water, there was no visible movement or colour release from it whatsoever! The only way I could guess that it had finished fizzing was when the popping candy stopped… well, popping. It definitely took patience!

This bath bomb didn’t have any amazing effects on my skin.

This is an exclusive Halloween product, meaning if you do like it, you’re going to have a hard time getting your hands on it through Spring and Summer!


Pros:

This being an exclusive product means it won’t be around for long, so if you are interested, you should grab one while they’re still in stores!

This is a Lush bath bomb – it is vegan, cruelty free… I honestly thing every vegan product from Lush is worth trying at least once!

The smell is very interesting, and makes a change from Lush’s usual style of scents. I think it is a smell that suit men more – perhaps one to buy for the man in your life to ease him into Lush?

This bath bomb is definitely fun, if nothing else. I really enjoyed trying it and it was a brilliant gift for Halloween.

The deep pinky burgundy colour of the design left on top of the water… wow! Such a gorgeous colour!

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Although the colour of the bath water did remind me a little of bathing in blood, it also felt a bit like bathing in wine or pomegranate juice. Quite luxurious!

The creamy layer on top of the bath was really interesting, and my skin did feel slightly moisturised after using Lord Of Misrule.

There was a little bit of cold glitter in the bath bomb – I don’t know if this was just residue from my previous glittery bath / residue from a sparkly bubble bar that rubbed off onto Lord Of Misrule, but it might have been from the bath bomb itself! It was pretty either way.


Overall Conclusion:

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Overall, this was a fun bath bomb to use, but personally it definitely didn’t live up to the massive hype that it has! This is many people’s FAVOURITE bath bomb – Pumpkin, Intergalactic and Butterbear were all DEFINITELY more lovely than Lord Of Misrule (at least for my taste!)

Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad I did try it. It is definitely an interesting one, and one I really feel I may buy my partner in the future 😉

Overall, I rate this bath bomb a 4/5*, only just! Mostly because of the fact that it was a gift from my partner to be honest – and because of how unique it was!

What is your favourite bath bomb? Which Halloween products did you enjoy using the most? What do you think of Lord Of Misrule bath bomb and the scent? Leave a comment below! 🙂

– Storm