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Lush Tropical Jungle Body Lotion Review

Tropical Jungle Body Lotion:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This lotion was a Kitchen Exclusive back in April of last year. I think they may have released the lotion in the Lush Kitchen earlier this year too, but I’m unsure. Either way, if this is a product you are interested in or a product that you have somehow got your hands on and happen to fall in love with, you’re going to find it very difficult to stock up on! It isn’t available in stores all year, and isn’t even a seasonal product!

Some people will hate the scent of this lotion. Think pine trees, think musky salt, think bitter under-ripe bananas. It is a scent that does catch in the throat quite a bit if you inhale it a little too much. If the smell of the great outdoors – the woodsy, foresty, jungly smell isn’t your sort of thing, I’d steer WELL away from this lotion! It has quite a heady, humid sort note to it which really enhances and brings out outdoorsy scents within this lotion.

This lotion is RUNNY. It is EXTREMELY thin. I have spilled bits of this lotion on multiple occasions – nothing tragic, but nonetheless it is quite irritating!

This lotion being so thin means that often you will find you need to apply a lot more of the stuff to actually feel moisturised for a decent amount of time.

This lotion can feel slightly tacky on the skin for some time after application. This doesn’t bother me much at all, but I can see how it could bother a lot of people. It is definitely a lotion where I have to wash my hands after application!

The scent being sort of musky and salty in nature does remind me a tiny bit of perspiration. It doesn’t smell bad, but it does have this humid saltiness to it.

This lotion can go down pretty fast. It has lasted me a good amount of time – a little under a year and 3 months in fact, but that is because it isn’t a lotion that I use daily. Each application would use up quite a bit of product.

The first ingredient on the ingredients list for this product is water. That’s never a good sign when it comes to lotions! It is somewhat of a filler ingredient, which is a shame because this lotion was pretty expensive.


 

Pros:

Okay, so I actually sort of fell in love with this lotion. I’m really upset that I used it up to be honest. If this comes out in the kitchen and you happen to see it, and it isn’t sold out, buy it. You might not love it at first, but trust me, it will grow on you! This lotion is truly experience enhancing. It is just the perfect lotion to use whenever you’re going to be outdoors and in the sunshine!

The scent of this lotion is something very special. It really does smell like a mixture between a being in a pine tree forest and a being in a tropical jungle. And I say being in, because the scents truly feel like you are there, in that forest, in that tropical jungle. I know it sounds strange, but the scent of this jungle is very adventurous and outdoorsy, and makes me feel more adventurous and outdoorsy when I use it! It smells absolutely gorgeous, I love it! There’s a definite sweetness to it that smells to me like bananas. I don’t know, I can see a lot of people hating the scent of this lotion and I really wasn’t sure of it at first – which is why it is so important to actually use up an entire product before making a judgement on it!

I hate that this lotion is thin, but I love how the lotion feels once applied. It makes me feel fresh and truly moisturised, and over time, once the lotion has sunk in, my skin is left feeling velvetty smooth and plump. This body lotion is definitely one that works – it makes your skin feel moisturised and healthy!

The scent is strong. This is a scent that 100% will cling to your skin all day, as well as on any clothes that your lotioned-up skin comes into contact with.

My skin, without fail, looks 100% better after having applied this lotion to it. This lotion somehow makes my skin appear slightly darker, much more healthy, more even in tone and texture and provides a gorgeous sheen to my skin too. This lotion was an absolute must for days when I wanted to venture outside with my legs on show!


 

Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I loved this lotion, and I’m pretty darn sad that I have used it up! I’m really hoping that there is a mainline lotion that has a similar affect – a scent that makes you feel all adventurous! I loved loved loved this lotion! Some times I’m still slightly unsure about what I think of the scent, but most of the time all I have for this lotion is pure love. I’m so glad that I randomly decided to add this lotion to my order when I went online to buy some shampoo bars last year. It completely surpassed my expectations! I do wish that water wasn’t the main ingredient for this lotion, but it isn’t a big problem for me. The effects of the lotion are more important, right?

Overall, I’m going to rate this a 5/5* rating, without a doubt! I’m not even a person that uses lotion religiously but wow, this lotion… I truly do hope Lush has some more amazing ones in its mainline!
– Storm

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What I got for Christmas.

Hello! 🙂

I still have loads of new things that I’ve received over the past couple of months, but today’s blog post is all about Christmas presents! I am so grateful for all I have received and this is not me boasting in any way. I am very aware that many people do not receive any presents nor have the ability to give any. I’m just innocently excited and want to show what I’ve got!

So! First up, I got a beautiful purple cover for my iPad mini. It is from the brand ‘belkin’ and comes with a built in stand. I’m so happy about this gift from my lovely boyfriend because I’ve been wanting a stand and a cover for my iPad for a while,  so that I can use my iPad in bed more easily and so that I wont be too scared to take it into classes with me! I feel as though the iPad mini is too fragile for me to be willing to carry it around with me without some protective casing on it.

Here is a photo of my iPad mini cover:

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Other features of this iPad mini cover includes a cut-out hole for the camera and an elasticated binder to keep the case on the iPad securely when it isn’t in use.

The next item I got is a ‘Power Bank’. It is an external, portable battery for smartphones/iPads that holds a full charge. To use it, you use the cable provided to charge it up and once charged, you use your phone/iPad cable to connect the Power Bank to your device. This should definitely come in handy!

Here is a photo of it:

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Next up is a ‘Mini Buddy Portable Speaker’ by ‘Kitsound’. It is a cute pink winking owl design with colourful hearts on it’s front. The cable for it is quite small so it is meant to stay close to your device. It also has a keyring attached to it, so you could carry it on your keys. It works pretty well!

Here is a photo of it:

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(I added an enhancement to this photo to more accurately show the item’s colour.) Isn’t it adorable?!

Okay, so next up is a recipe book which was a gift from one of my friends. It is a vegan recipe book, because I am a vegan! I was actually brought up vegetarian, and went on to being a vegan when I was around 13 years old. It is called ‘easy vegan, simple recipes for healthy eating’. The recipes in this book look so clean, fresh, healthy and delicious! I will definitely get some good usage out of this book when I’m back to Uni.

Here is a photo of the recipe book:

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(I have again enhanced this photo and cropped it to better show the item in the photo. I will continue to do this for all photos).

The next item is ‘Beyonce Heat eau de parfum vaporisateur natural spray’. It is the 100ml version of the spray. I love perfumes/sprays/any scents that smell good that I can use on myself! I love to smell clean and I think that most scents are perfect at doing just that. This perfume comes in an ombre red and clear bottle in an upside-down prism shape. It has quite a strong scent that is very fruity and sweet. I’m not very good at explaining scents so this will sound peculiar, but it sort of smells…fizzy… It literally smells like a delicious, fizzy, warm, berry flavoured drink haha! I think it smells lovely and was a gift from my man. 🙂

Here is a photo of the perfume:

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Next is my new coat. I had seen this coat in a popular high street store and fell in love with how adorable it looked. The only reason whyI hadn’t bought it was because I had spent quite a bit at the time on gifts for others, and because I felt as though I wasn’t allowed to almost? Because I had only just gotten a beautiful new coat a few weeks before!  It is made from a thick, fluffy material and has a pastel pink and pastel grey tartan design. It is in the style of a duffle coat in the sense that it is done up using poppers and toggles. This coat has been made extremely well! Mine is in a size 10.

Here is a photo of the beautiful coat (also from my lovely boyfriend!):

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The next item is a cute little notebook. It is a little A6 notebook with lined paper (with rounded corners), a ribbon bookmark and an elastic binder. The cover of the notebook is made of a black, thick, sort of spongey plastic. It’s in the colour black. This is a really lovely little notebook!

Here is a photo of it:

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I also got a couple of pens that I will quickly show.

Here is a photo of the pens:

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That’s just about everything! Bye bye!

– Storm 🙂