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Lush Twilight Shower Gel Review

Okay guys, I’m super excited to finally be writing this review! This is such a hyped-up product, and in my opinion that is for very good reason. Last year I was lucky enough to be gifted a £100 Lush gift card for Christmas, and so I bought this shower gel last year in the Boxing Day sale at the Oxford Street store. I’ve only just completely used it up (I’ve been trying to get through so many different body washes at the same time!) So it lasted me just under a year!

I hope you enjoy this review 🙂

(Picture taken from Lush UK site.) 


Twilight Shower Gel (100g) :

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

The scent of this shower gel genuinely relaxes me and makes me feel kinda sleepy – which can be a problem if you want to use it in the daytime! This definitely isn’t a pick-me-up or wake-up sort of shower gel.

The lavender scent in the shower gel is pretty strong, so if you’re not a fan of lavender I would really steer clear of this one altogether.

The scent is REALLY STRONG. I know a lot of people prefer mildly scented shower gels – this shower gel does NOT have a mild scent at all.

I don’t know that I ever particularly noticed the shower gel’s scent clinging to my skin very much after using it.


Pros:

I love this shower gel. It’s relaxing, calming, soothing… The scent is like receiving a big hug before bed. I recommend at least giving it a go because wow, I really liked this one!

The colour of Twilight shower gel is beautiful. It is a deep purple colour.

Twilight lathers up beautifully. I’d only need to apply the smallest drop of shower gel to my shower pouf, and it would often be enough to wash my entire body with (and I’m super thorough!) Sometimes I would have to add another small dot of shower gel onto my shower pouf once I had reached my waist, but there would always be lather left behind on the shower pouf when I had done cleaning myself.

Using Twilight will leave your bathroom smelling absolutely gorgeous all day and all night, and pretty much for as long as Twilight is the last cleansing product you used in the bathroom!

There is a real sweetness to the shower gel’s scent, making it not quite so in-your-face of a lavender scent as it would be otherwise. If you imagine mixing the scent of a freshly baked cake with the scent of lavender, that’s the way Twilight smells to me. Like a lavender cake.

The name of this shower gel… Ugh! It’s just so beautiful, mysterious, sleepy, calming and comforting.

When I was a kid, I was very into integrating the night sky into my bedtime. I had a teddy who wore a night hat and pyjammas, completely covered in glow-in-the-dark moons and stars. I also had dark blue bed sheets with dark yellow, bohemian style moons and stars all over them. My mother has always been a huge fan of lavender, and would get me to rub my fingers on lavender plants to smell them when I was a kid. Twilight shower gel brings back those precious, nostalgic, comforting childhood memories for me, through its name, its colour and through its beautiful scent.

Twilight shower gel works very well. It always left me feeling super clean, smooth and slightly moisturised after using it.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I am utterly baffled as to why this isn’t available year-round, as Lush would make a massive profit by doing so! I do know that some people hate Twilight, but I’m fairly certain that the vast majority of people feel the same way as me – this shower gel is incredible.

The scent is an absolute dream. It’s feminine, delicate, complex, sweet, rich, has just the right amount of headiness to it, is nostalgic, relaxing… The scent IS very strong, but that’s something I don’t mind much, and definitely isn’t enough to prevent me from wanting to use more of this shower gel in the future.

This is like, quite possibly my favourite body cleansing product that I have used from Lush to date… Okay, I also REALLY enjoyed Rose Jam – I’m not sure which of the two I enjoyed more at the moment!

Anyways, I don’t know what else to say about Twilight Shower Gel. It’s pretty obvious that I’m absolutely in love with it!

Overall, I’m going to rate this shower gel a 5/5* rating. I just think it’s such an amazing product – it’s only genuine faults are that it makes me feel sleepy when I inhale it (and sometimes I don’t want to feel sleepy) and that the scent doesn’t cling to my skin more after using it.  It’s such an incredibly product that it still gets a clear 5* rating from me! I mean, who doesn’t want to use a shower gel that makes them feel like they’re receiving a nice hug? 😀

– 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 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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Lush Eau Roma Water Toner Water Review

The next time I write a blog post after this one will be sometime after my exams. Probably a bath product and probably next weekend – after a well deserved bath. I won’t be posting after this until then because, yeah, exams. So, I hope you guys enjoy this review and I’ll check in again next weekend!


Eau Roma Water (100g)

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This toner water didn’t last as long as I would have liked it to. I can tell you that I received this item on the 1st February this year, and probably first used it the day after I received it. I finished it up today – although, I did have to add a little water to make it last longer on 2 separate occasions, before deciding it was time to say goodbye! So this product lasted me a little under 3 months and well, it just didn’t seem like I had enough time with it! If you don’t want to be repurchasing a toner after under 3 months, don’t buy this product!

I found that quite a lot of product would be used every time I used this toner. I would spritz both sides of a cotton round until damp on both sides, and would also spritz my face until damp. I would then use the damp cotton round to wipe my entire face thoroughly. I found this to be the best way to use this toner. By doing this, I was able to remove a lot of makeup and dirt left behind after cleansing. So again, it does run out quite quickly if you want to use the toner in the most effective way!


Pros:

I really enjoyed this toner water. Gosh, where do I even begin?! It smells like lavender – extremely fresh, natural, floral and lovely! I absolutely love the scent of this toner!

This toner makes a great cleanser and makeup remover on lazy days. At times when I just couldn’t really be bothered to cleanse my face AND tone, I would just use this toner as a cleanser and makeup remover, in the exact same way that I would use it as just a simple toner. It worked AMAZINGLY! Like, really, really well. The cotton round I would use would be covered in makeup, and I would sometimes have to go in with a second or even a third cotton round, because of how much makeup the toner would pick up and how thorough it was! Definitely recommend!

As a toner in itself, this product works amazingly. Eau Roma Water will just take away any left behind cleanser, face mask or dirt residue on the skin – and is absolutely amazing at doing so! If you want a toner that does this job incredibly, this is the one for you!

After using this toner, my facial skin would always, without fail, feel extremely moisturised, soft, supple and smooth. I’m amazed at how well a simple water-based toner could work, but it’s effects truly were amazing!

My skin has looked clearer than it has done since I was a kid since using this toner. I’m not even exaggerating. Granted, my skin certainly wasn’t perfect in texture, but there was a vast improvement for sure. If you have troublesome skin, I’d really recommend you give this toner a go! It also absolutely did not aggravate my skin in any way whatsoever, which I found the tea tree toners from Lush did, so I’d also highly recommend this for sensitive skin types! My skin is combination, acne prone and sensitive, and this toner worked perfectly for my skin.

Using this toner after cleansing or after using a mask leaves your facial skin in a lovely condition. After cleansing or using a mask, I often find my face has residue left behind on it, and is a little tight, uncomfortable and dry. You will still need to moisturise after using this toner, don’t get me wrong, but it does make a great base before doing so. You would never think that you’d even need a toner until you try a good one, trust me! I absolutely do not even know how I’m going to cope without one now (as I am on a Lush ban currently…!) If you find your skin is a little uncomfortable straight after cleansing or using a face mask, you NEED this product!

I believe this toner really helped reduce the appearance of any redness my skin had too. Any blotchy, red appearance of any spots or acne scarring was greatly reduced after using this toner, and any general unsightly red, irritated, blotchy areas of my facial skin completely disappeared. If you want to reduce unsightly redness in your facial skin, give this toner a go!

This toner was super easy to use!

The name of this toner is super cute!

Eau Roma Water Toner Water is a product from Lush – a brilliant company! Any vegan product from Lush is worth a try in my book 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really, REALLY LOVED this toner water!!! Like, REALLY really! It absolutely surpassed my expectations.

One little tip – if you find that you have irritated, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, horrible, acne covered skin then well, don’t go for the products that are usually recommended for that type of skin. You know, the Tea Tree Toner Water, Herbalism Fresh Cleanser, Dark Angels Cleanser etc. I naturally have that horrid, annoying skin type and well, you know what I found? To my surprise, those products did nothing for my skin. Nothing incredible at least. What actually seems to be working, contrary to what I expected, is adding more moisture to my skin, and being more gentle with it. This toner water working so well is an amazing example of just that! My skin used to be so full of acne, that I thought the only way to kill it off would be to use Benzyl Peroxide, Acetone, strong acne cleansers and Salycylic Acid. All rubbing all this stuff on my face did was irritate my skin – it made my acne more bumpy and red, and caused the redness and bumps to spread around. It really messed with the texture of my skin – making it both really dried out and really oily at the same time. Be kind to your skin and it will calm down!

Anyways, so yeah, I really love this toner. It is so basic, and I really thought it would do practically nothing to my skin but boy, was I wrong.

Overall, I’m going to rate this toner water a 5/5* rating! It running out quickly and needing to use a lot of the product in one go was a pain, but the product itself was so amazing that I just couldn’t reduce its rating for such a small issue!

I hope you enjoyed this review. I have just one regular-line toner left to try – Breath of Fresh Air! I won’t be able to purchase it until after I have lifted my ban though, which could be in a really, really long time… (once I’ve used up all 22 of my Lush bath products…) Ah well!

– 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!