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Lush Layer Cake Soap Review

I’ve had this soap since January last year, and only just used it up! Here is my review of it. I hope you enjoy! 🙂


Layer Cake Soap (100g):

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This soap never really lathered up very well. Like, never. The lather was always extremely mild – only just enough to wash the hands with. If you like a strong lather then steer clear from Layer Cake!

The scent of this soap is a little plain. It smells generally soapy, with a fruity scent mixed in to it. My piece consisted of a blueberry and a raspberry portion of soap, and it smelled… Well, generally fruity I guess!

This wasn’t the most moisturising of soaps – in fact, I found it to be somewhat drying to be honest. Not majorly, but definitely somewhat.

The colour of the soap seems to just disappear with the more you use it. With the last week or so of using the soap, the colour of it was an extremely mild, translucent blue-purple colour. It reminded me of when you suck on an ice lolly only to find that afterwards, the ice lolly is just an icy colour because you just consumed all the flavour and colourings from it!

The blueberry portion of the soap didn’t smell brilliant to me. It was okay, but it was quite a dry, powdery smell (if that makes any sense…) It reminded me of the smell of these blueberry flavoured vitamins I used to take as a kid. Not great!


Pros:

I think that in general, the colour of the soap is nice – especially originally. My piece was half raspberry pink and half a dark blue-purple colour. Dark magenta is my favourite colour, so anything pinky-purple wins my vote!

Although the lack of lather had my worrying, this soap did clean my hands very well.

Although the scent wasn’t necessarily anything special, I did really enjoy it. I love fruity scents, and the raspberry half of the soap smelt especially lovely. It smelled like delicious, sweet raspberry scented candy.

I think the idea of this soap is lovely. You never know what piece you’ll get if you get this soap in a gift set (like I did) or if you order online. I love how many differrent flavours the soap consists of, and the amount of combinations you could end up with! The original block of soap truly looks like one of those rocket ice lollies!

I received this as part of a gift, and it did make a really nice gift!

This soap suited the season really well – it smelled like summer berries, so it would be a great one to use in Spring and Summer (although honestly, berry scents go quite well in Winter and Autumn too!)


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this soap was nice, but not anything incredible. It didn’t lather well, was a little drying on my hands and became a washed out colour by the end of its days. I also wasn’t super keen on the scent of the blueberry scented portion of my soap. I did like the raspberry scent though, and the soap worked really well and looked beautiful. It was also exciting to almost have 2 soaps in one!

I’m going to rate this soap a 3/5* rating (a rating that my partner also suggested!) Before writing the review, I suspected the soap would get a 4/5* rating. I suppose writing out all the pros and cons changed my mind a little! It was a really nice soap, it just wasn’t amazing!

– Storm

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Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb Review

I was lucky enough to have obtained this bath bomb as part of a gift set that I was given by my partner for my birthday! That was back in October, and I have only just found the chance to use it. Here is my review for The Experimenter!


The Experimenter Bath Bomb:

Rating:

Cons: 3/5*

The bath water ends up a sort of murky grey colour. If you was after bright bath water, steer away from The Experimenter!

This has a sort of slightly sweet, spicy, smoky and earthy scent, and definitely is more of the last 3. If you don’t like quite incensey or musky scents of any kind, steer away! The scent actually reminded me a lot of the scent of the Pumpkin bath bomb from the halloween range last year.

For me, The Experimenter performed quite peculiarly in my bath. It sank to the bottom straight away, and once it had finished fizzing and I got into the bath, there was a little pile of bath bomb dust at the bottom of the bath where it had sank. It also didn’t really make much of a display on the surface of the bath. If you are expecting a magnificent show from this bath bomb, you could very well be disappointed!

I don’t know if this has anything to do with the ingredients of this bath bomb or not, but I found it very difficult to get the bath water to be the right temperature. I had to keep adding more hot water, then more cold water etc. The reason I think it might have something to do with the ingredients of the bath bomb is because firstly, I don’t usually have this problem and secondly, I know when I’ve used Intergalactic in the past I had to add more hot water because of the cooling effects of the peppermint oil, so something similar could be happening with this bath bomb. It was quite annoying!

After draining the bath water, there will be loads of bath bomb powder, glitter, colourants and other residue left behind in the bath tub. This isn’t a huge problem but it is nice when the bath drains pretty much spotless after taking a bath!


Pros:

This bath bomb provides a very sparkly bath! It looks really lovely 🙂

Before putting the bath bomb in the bath and straight after doing so, wow. Just wow! This is such a colourful bath bomb and when it first hits the water, it makes such a beautiful circular rainbow, like a colour wheel!

I quite liked the sweet, spicy scent of this bath bomb – definitely my kinda thing!

This bath bomb is huge, so the bath water ends up feeling very rich in moisturising oils and lovely ingredients.

The scent will linger in hair for around a day, which is lovely!

This was part of a gift for my birthday and it was very lovely to receive! This bath bomb definitely makes for a brilliant and exciting gift 🙂

The name is pretty epic. It made me feel like a mad scientist or something when I used the bath bomb.


Overall Conclusion:

I liked this bath bomb a lot. It wasn’t one of my favourites, but it definitely was far from my least favourites too.

I’m going to rate this bath bomb a 3/5* rating. I know that seems sort of low, but the end colour of the bath water reminded me a bit of the colour of dirty laundry water or something… I don’t know. Either way, it was enough for me to just rate this product 3/5*.

– Storm

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Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask Review

Okay, so FINALLY I have a review for the Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask from Lush. I purchased this yonks ago, but it has lasted me absolutely ages! I know it’s a fresh face mask and that you aren’t supposed to use it past it’s best before date, but it didn’t really change all that much and the effects on my face were similar right up until I finished it. I’ll only stop using a Lush product after it’s best before date if it starts to look or smell weird to me. Each to their own right?

Let’s begin with the cons 🙂


Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This face mask is horrible when it is drying on your face. I mean ABSOLUTELY horrid! I always time face masks that say 5 to 10 minutes for 8 minutes, and the mask is completely dried way before then, meaning I have to suffer for the rest of the time I have left before washing the mask off… When the mask dries, it will flake off absolutely everywhere, with even the smallest of movements. It also becomes super, super, super, super itchy all over the face when it dries – especially around the nostrils! If this sounds like an absolute pain (and trust me, it really is…,) then DON’T try this mask! You have been warned!

The smell… To me it smells super powdery, and kinda reminds me of the taste of those powdery chewable teddy bear vitamins I used to eat as a kid… It smells kinda vile to me. Really sickly.

The mask itself is incredibly dry before you even apply it. The mask is really difficult to apply and the only way I was able to apply it reasonably was by wetting my face first. It just doesn’t stick or spread well on dry skin!

The second highest ingredient on the ingredients list for this mask is talc, which explains a lot. I’ve never seen talc as being a very safe ingredient to use, and it makes this mask super chalky.

I never liked the way this mask looked all that much. Again, it just looks kinda dry and talcy.

When rinsing this mask off the face very thoroughly, it is likely that you will still find some talcy residue left behind in areas of your face. It can be quite difficult to rinse off!


Pros:

Despite all the problems that one faces when attempting to use this mask, it does leave my facial skin very healthy. Even the morning after having used it, when I look in the mirror my face always looks really colourful, fresh, clean, soft and just really healthy! My spots and scarring appears reduced and my face just looks really smooth. The effects of this mask are really lovely!

This mask lasts absolutely ages. I don’t know how exactly, considering how dry this mask is, but I have gotten so many uses out of it! I share it with my partner, and still it has lasted me forever… This might sound gross to you guys, but I have managed to make it last 5 months and 4 days! Again, it didn’t change in scent or anything over that time period and I have kept it in the fridge consistently. It also definitely hasn’t done anything bad to my skin! If you want a long lasting mask… this could be the one!

This mask is vegan, handmade, from Lush, cruelty free, made from natural ingredients… I reckon it’s worth trying at least once for those reasons alone!

When using this mask on a wet face, it applies really smoothly and easily. It also washes off much easier in the bath or shower as opposed to rinsing it off over the skin. It also doesn’t get anywhere near as flaky with this method because the layer of mask applied is much thinner. It doesn’t itch anywhere near as much either. I even think the effects of this mask were better when using it this way!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t keen on this mask, but I feel conflicted because the effects of it were really nice, and I did find a way to use it that made everything much easier.

I’m going to rate this mask a 3/5*. It’s a shame because I did find a way that it works really well, but the smell… I can’t stand it! I really really can’t. The effects are really lovely though so if the smell doesn’t make you feel ill, it’s worth a go.

– Storm

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Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb Review

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Intergalactic Bath Bomb

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

The glitter from this bath bomb won’t go straight down the plug hole once you have drained the bath water, so the bath needs to be rinsed after using it.

The scent isn’t very strong.

I don’t know if this is the same for all Intergalactic bath bombs, but mine was very soft – holding it would leave tons of power on on my fingers and little indents in the bath bomb. It is very delicate!

Because of the peppermint, the water sort of feels colder than it actually is. This meant me having to add a lot more hot water to my bath once I got in, until the bath was very full!

After bathing with this bath bomb, I did have to rinse myself off in the shower quickly afterwards to get any leftover residue out of my hair and off my skin.

This bath bomb didn’t do that much for my skin in terms of moisturising.


Pros:

The peppermint in this bath bomb makes your skin feel extra clean.

THIS BATH BOMB WILL MAKE YOUR BATH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD WOW! The glitter… the colours… just… wow…

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The scent is lovely! It is a sweet, musky peppermint, and is really refreshing. I’m sure it would be brilliant to use when you have a cold, to help with feeling congested.

My mother got me this as part of my birthday present, and wow, what an incredible gift! I would highly recommend giving this to someone as a gift.

The glitter stays on your skin a little bit after you get out the bath.

The display that this bath bomb gives… At first, the bath bomb realeased a cloud of inky blue colourant, that slowly spreads through the entire bath. The bath bomb then begins to release glitter and a beautiful rainbow of colours, all whilst spinning elegantly. Absolutely beautiful!

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The fizzing time of this bath bomb was medium – long enough to really enjoy the show, but fast enough to not become too impatient or bored whilst watching. Ideal!

The name, the theme… Who doesn’t love Astronomy?

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BEAUTIFUL!!!

AMAZING!!!

VEGAN, FROM LUSH, CRUELTY FREE, ETHICALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS… HANDMADE…

My hair felt really soft after washing my hair in this bath!


Overall Conclusion:

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Wow. Just wow. I did not expect to love this bath bomb as much as I did. It was just such an incredible experience, using this bath bomb.

I have to rate this bath bomb a 5/5*, without a doubt. The only negative thing about this bath bomb really was having to add in extra hot water to the bath, but I’m sure in the future I could just learn how much hot water this minty bath bomb requires.

Overall, I absolutely loved it!

– Storm

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Lush Pumpkin Bath Bomb Review.

Heya!

I have been extremely fortunate and on Halloween my partner came home with a Halloween gift set from Lush for me! How lucky am I!?!

Today I will be reviewing the Pumpkin bath bomb – the most Halloweeny product that Lush do in my opinion, hence why I used it on Halloween night 😉

I hope you enjoy!


Pumpkin Bath Bomb

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Rating: 5/5

Cons:

This bath bomb is very Halloween themed, so it may feel odd to use it on a different occasion! It’s design is that of a Jack-O-Lantern.

The smell, to me, is ideal for Autumn. This means that using it during other times of the year could feel a little out of place.

The scent is very strong and smoky. If you don’t like very smoky smells, this one isn’t for you!

This is also a very sweet and citrus smelling bath bomb so again, if you do not like sweet or citrus scents, steer away from this guy!

There are only two pigments in this bath bomb, so there aren’t a great multitude of colours produced by Pumpkin.

The strong scent can get a little bit sickly.

This is a Halloween exclusive product, meaning it is not sold year round. That means if you really like this bath bomb, you might find it difficult to purchase later on in the year! Not only that, but there isn’t even a guarantee that he will return next year.


Pros:

This guy is PERFECT for Halloween! The scent, the colour, the design… Ughhh! So perfect for getting you in a spooky Halloween mood 😉

The colours let off by this bath bomb… Wow! This bath bomb lets of extremely bright yellow and orange colours into the bath water the INSTANT that it makes contact. Absolutely brilliant!

At one point during the process of the bath bomb fizzing away, I swear my bath water looked like a tub filled with Orange Tango or Orange Juice… SO vibrant!

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This bath bomb also creates bath art. The design involved white foam and bright orange swirls, somewhat resembling a Creme egg…

I really like the smell. It smells… very very sherbetty and sweet, but also quite spicy and smoky. It smells VERY smoky in fact – it sort of reminded me of the smell of a bonfire or something. I really enjoyed it, definitely a unique and special scent that would be difficult to find or replicate.

The scent stayed in my hair for a while – around 24 hours! Really pleasant!

The design of this bath bomb is really, really cute…

This is a fast fizzer, so no long waits for it to finish doing its thing. I definitely prefer fast fizzers so far!

This bath bomb ultimately leaves the water a sort of clear orange colour – sort of like the fizzy drink Irn Bru… I have no clue why food and drink items come to mind whenever I use a bath bomb, I don’t even drink them very often at all. Regardless, this colour of water again is quite unique and I really enjoyed bathing in it!

This was part of a Halloween gift to me, so I can say from personal experience that he makes a brilliant gift for Halloween.

This bath bomb actually reminded me A LOT of the ever so popular Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. The scent was similar in a lot of ways, the design on the water was very, very similar – only Pumpkin’s design covered more surface of the bath water. Pumpkin’s scent is like a smoky version of Dragon Egg’s. Pumpkin was a much faster fizzer though but I personally much prefer that. The water felt pleasant but wasn’t very moisturising – so not much different from Dragon’s egg. I personally think Pumpkin is Dragon’s Egg’s better half!

A fast fizzer!

A vegan Lush product!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, Pumpkin was an absolute pleasure to use. I wish I could buy one of these for every day of Autumn next year! The scent is just gorgeous, the colour too… The whole experience with this bath bomb was a very pleasant surprise! I had really wanted to try this bath bomb simply because of the very Halloweeny design of it, but the bath bomb turned out actually be amazing!

Overall, I rate this bath bomb a 5/5* rating! The scent can get slightly sickly but it was just absolutely perfect for Halloween, and is definitely a product I’d recommend stocking up on for Autumn next year!

– Storm

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Lush Angels On Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser Review.

Hello! 🙂

Welcome again to another Lush review! I’m very sorry that I am still not uploading any images whatsoever to my Lush review posts. I know that many people are visual and enjoy looking at images. I must get into the habit of snapping a photo of my products before I begin using them really! I have a plan in mind to nip into a Lush store sometime soon, and to take photos of any products I have reviewed on my blog that are not exclusive. Once I do that I will add images to my review posts ASAP.

Until then! Here is my review of the incredibly popular, a cult classic, ‘Angels On Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser’. Let us begin!


Angels On Bare Skin Fresh Cleanser (100g)

Rating: 4/5

Cons:

The hype for this product… well… I just don’t really see how it is justified. I know this is one that so many of you guys adore, but I don’t understand why it is SO popular! If you buy this product based on its hype, chances are that you’ll be slightly disappointed too.

The little almond pieces in this cleanser just get stuck in my hair. They aren’t very scrubby at all, get in the way and just ugh… They’re really annoying! You have to use so much of this cleanser to get any scrubbing action whatsoever and I’m not entirely sure how or why, but when I start massaging the almond pieces into my skin, they somehow… dissolve?! I don’t know, the scrubby pieces in this cleanser really drive me insane.

The lavender pieces in this cleanser, although lovely, do just fall straight off your face and into the sink. This is sort of annoying. But they do smell really nice!

Okay, this could just be me being immature or just some sort of issue I have with bodily fluids, but this cleanser on my face reminds me a little bit of baby vomit. It is kind of a creamy translucent white liquid or “milk” with lots of opaque white bits scattered throughout. If you have issues with getting easily put off of things like I do, this might not be the cleanser for you!

The cleanser in the pot isn’t all that pretty. It is a murky off-white grey sort of colour, and looks a bit like clay. I’m not trying to put you guys off, I just write my reviews as honest and as neutrally as I can! This isn’t a great looking product.It looks very plain – well, as plain as a Lush product can look, which still is nowhere near as plain as your average cleanser…

The smell is a floral scent, like a very strong herby lavender, without any of the sweetness. If you are looking for a scrumptious smelling cleanser, this isn’t the one. In my opinion, it does smell nice, but does not smell sweet whatsoever, foody, fruity or citrussy which from my experience, are the most popular types of fragrances from Lush. The smell does grow on you though!

The scrubby bits do nothing whatsoever. If I want a good scrub of my face, I have to use exfoliating gloves prior to using this product.

You have to use a LOT of this product for it to really feel like it is working. It would take me ages before I’d work out the right amount I needed for a good cleanse, and this was a struggle for me right up until the very last bit of product. This is a more difficult one to determine how much you need to use.

This has literal lavender buds in it, so if you get hayfever I feel like this one could definitely irritate it.


Pros:

The scent, in my opinion, is really nice. It is very fresh and floral, and is definitely a scent I don’t mind my face smelling like! It is super lavendery, which reminds me of my mother because it’s one of her favourite scents. She’d always get me and my siblings to rub our fingers on lavender when we’d walk by some.

This cleanser does leave my face looking super peachy. What I mean by that, is that it looks very soft, plump and colourful after using this cleanser. I genuinely love how my face looks after using this!

Angels on Bare Skin is very natural, and you can really feel and see that while using it. Using a natural cleanser definitely feels so much nicer than using something like Clean & Clear on your face – trust me! I used to always feel like my face wasn’t clean enough, I’d scrub it so hard just trying to make it as clean as I thought it was supposed to be, until my face would be all red! I’m much more relaxed about how deeply cleaned my face is, because I know that Lush cleansers make my face clean enough and always leave my face feeling better than it’s ever felt with chemical-packed cleansers. This cleanser is extremely unlikely to cause your face or body any harm!

I understand why this cleanser is called ‘Angels on Bare Skin’. It is a very light cleanser – both in colour and in how rough it is on your skin. I think this is one that would be absolutely fantastic on sensitive skin for sure. My skin is combination and sensitive, and I found it to possibly be a little bit too sensitive for my liking. It really isn’t scrubby at all, unless you purposely really try to scrub your skin with it.

Again, to me this cleanser is quite nostalgic to me because it reminds me of my mother – she even uses this cleanser! That alone is enough to make me quite like it.

This cleanser works. It cleans your face very well, gets rid of oil, and leaves your face looking, feeling and smelling fresh.

This cleanser is made by Lush, is cruelty free, all natural, handmade, vegan… It is definitely worth a try, and I’d certainly recommend at least trying a sample of this cleanser.

AOBS actually lasted me a lot longer than I expected it to. Although I had to use a lot of the product to really feel like it was working, the overall pot of product still lasted me a good while. I couldn’t say how long exactly, but it felt like how long someone would want a product to last.

The name of the cleanser is absolutely adorable!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is a really lovely cleanser. I think it isn’t scrubby enough for me, and so the almond pieces seem almost pointless to me. The smell is lovely though, as well as the overall concept of the cleanser. I also really like how my skin looks after using it. It just sort of.. I don’t know, it feels like it is missing some oomph.

Overall, I rate this cleanser a 4/5* rating. It isn’t the one for me so to say, but if I ever feel like I just need a really, really light cleanser – that works and also makes my face look lovely, then I’ll definitely be using this one again.