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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 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