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Lush Rehab Shampoo Review

Rehab Shampoo (100g):

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

I find Lush liquid shampoos to make my hair a little bit tangled. It isn’t a huge issue, but it is definitely something I did notice occur with this particular shampoo.

The scent is very strong! To me it smells like sweet fruit, lavender, mint and tea tree. Mostly mint and tea tree to me, although it actually does not contain any tea tree whatsoever! If you don’t like those sorts of scents, I’d try a different Lush shampoo.

It was very difficult to know how much of this product I would need to use at a time. This shampoo is somehow super inconsistent! Sometimes I’d only need the tiniest amount to lather up my entire head of hair, and other times I’d have to add additional shampoo to my hair 3 or 4 times before being satisfied with the lather.

I don’t fully like the name of this product. Rehab is a word with many negative associations – things I don’t particularly want to pop into my mind whenever I go to wash my hair! I haven’t even be to rehab, but I’m sure this name would be even more disturbing for anyone that has!

Rehab is a very simple shampoo – some people only love Lush for the colourful, creative, innovative, unusual looking products! If you just find simple products to be boring, I’d try a shampoo bar instead!


Pros:

I personally love the scent of this shampoo. It was so unexpected, because most of the ingredients are fruit juices. It really does smell like mint, tea tree and a hint of lavender. It is just the most clarifying, clean smell and I absolutely love it! It also has a sweetness to it, that reminds me of the scent of hard boiled minty sweets.

I think the scent of this product does wonders for your mind too. The clarity of the scent just makes you feel refreshed, de-stressed, clear and ready to start the day with a fresh mind. If you are a person that experiences negative moods / negative ways of thinking frequently, I’d highly recommend you try this shampoo!

Again, for a friend who experiences negative moods often, this would make a really thoughful gift to them! The name might be a tad offensive, but if you just explain to them that the purpose you thought they would like the product is how clarifying and uplifting the scent is, I’m sure they’d be very appreciative!

Okay, so the name is a little odd. BUT, it does make my mind instantly start playing Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ in my mind – which isn’t such a bad thing!

The consistency of this shampoo is really lovely, as is the colour of it! It is just a super pale, transparent cream colour. Really simple and nice 🙂

I found this shampoo to be quite softening on my hair, and found that it generally lathered up quite well.

This shampoo cleans hair very well.

I found Rehab to have a slightly thickening effect on my hair!

My hair has seemed stronger recently than it usually does. I have extremely fine blonde hair, and usually it feels quite weak. I definitely think Rehab has helped with the strength of my hair!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this was a really nice shampoo. It was pretty basic, but felt somewhat like a staple product – everyone could do with a bottle of Rehab in their shower!

Honestly, I didn’t notice any massive change when using this shampoo. My hair does seem thicker and healthier than it used to, but I still lose a lot of hair whilst in the shower, my hair still gets greasy quickly etc. I think that I do overall like this shampoo – it just isn’t absolutely perfect I suppose!

Overall, I’m going to rate Rehab a 4 or a 5 star rating. It is difficult to pick between the two… I’m rating Rehab a 5/5* rating. I was going to give it a 4* rating but honestly, my hair has just been in much better shape recently, which will at least be partially due to Rehab. I’ve hardly been noticing any split ends in my hair and my hair has been both thicker and stronger.

– Storm

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Lush From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar Review

I bought this massage bar sometime last year – I think it was actually around this time last year to be honest! I only just managed to use it up – here is my review of it!


From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This massage bar does smell very strong and very much so of oranges. If you do not like zesty, fruity citrus scents, this massage bar isn’t for you!

The scent of this massage bar was slightly artificial smelling to me. It smelled to me like orange Tango or orange squash or something like that! If you are looking for a more “real” orange scent, don’t try this one!

This massage bar takes AGES to use up! This could be a good thing, or a bad thing. I have this in the cons list for this product because it took me a year to get through, and I got a little bit bored always using the same massage bar! If you like your Lush products to not last TOO long, this one isn’t for you!

I’m not 100% sure that I like the shape of this product… It looks a little… Strange… It is a beige-yellow cone, with a golden tip.

When melted, this bar could get quite greasy. I know it is made of oils, but I found it a little bit TOO oily for my liking.


Pros:

I think this massage bar smelled absolutely amazing! To me, it smelled almost identical to the Celebrate Body Lotion! A very bright and orangey scent. The scent was also strong, which meant that if I left the bar on my bedside table, my whole room would smell absolutely lovely! It makes a brilliant air freshener 😉

I found the scent to be very uplifting, and was a great product to use when I wanted a little nudge to get me up and being productive!

I think the scent of this massage bar works pretty much all year-round. It’s zesty scent works especially well in the Summer time!

I found this massage bar to also make a lovely lotion – especially for legs during the Summer! It gave my legs the most gorgeous sun-reflecting sheen, whilst keeping my skin nourished and smelling divine. Again, definitely one for the Summer!

This product lasts forever. I know I also made this a con, but you definitely get your money’s worth with this massage bar. You won’t need to buy a replacement for around a year!

My partner would massage me with this bar very often, and when melted on my back, it would feel very luxurious! It always left my skin feeling so soft and smooth 🙂

I found the shape of the bar to be good for massages too, as the more pointy end could be used to really put pressure onto any achy knots. If you have a partner that is willing to give you massages, and you have really achy areas in your back, give this bar a go!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this was a lovely massage bar. I have hardly any issues with it at all! I think it smelled divine, and was absolutely perfect in the Summer! It made back massages feel even better too!

I’m going to rate this massage bar a 5/5* rating! It really was a lovely product – it was excellent value for money, made massages feel absolutely amazing and it was lovely during the Summer on my legs!

– Storm

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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 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 Jungle Solid Conditioner Review

This was a product I had wanted to try for the LONGEST time! It sounded amazing in theory – let’s see how it performed in reality!


Jungle Solid Conditioner:

Rating: 1/5*

Cons:

The scent of this solid conditioner is extremely pungent. It definitely isn’t a subtle scent, and is one that I think a lot of people won’t be into. The scent also smells almost perfumey, chemically and artificial when the product in sitting in your hair before being rinsed out. Definitely a bit of a turn off for me myself!

This conditioner is… well… I don’t know about my final opinion of this conditioner just yet, but I do know that it had a lot of negative traits. One of those traits being that while applying this conditioner to my hair, combing it through and while rinsing it out, I’d just  find my hair sort of… falling out… really easily. I’m not even kidding. I don’t know if it’s because the conditioner tugged at my hair and that my hair is very fragile or what it was. All I know is that I’d end up having lost quite a bit of hair after every shower where I had used Jungle Solid Conditioner! I’d just constantly find loads of strands of my hair on my hands and body throughout my shower… SO BAD!!!

This conditioner doesn’t do the best job at conditioning one’s hair. My hair would never feel fully conditioned after using this conditioner, and I’d have to turn to my R&B Hair Moisturiser for my hair to feel fully moisturised. Not a great one for dry hair!

The scent itself is somewhat of a masculine scent in my opinion. It smells very green and salty, very much like how you’d imagine a humid tropical jungle to smell! That might be your kinda thing, but it might not be!

A little does NOT go a long way with this conditioner – despite what anyone says!!! I have extremely fine hair so if the general idea is that a little bit goes a long way when it comes to solid conditioners, that should certainly be the case with my type of hair – right? Wrong. This conditioner ran out SO QUICKLY and even then, my hair never felt fully conditioned once it had dried – unless I had used my hair moisturiser!

This conditioner is kinda messy. Toward the end of my bar, it broke into loads of little pieces. The only way I managed to use those pieces was to smush them up in the palm of my hand to form a uniform paste, and then to apply that paste to my hair. I still lost some product down the drain though.


Pros:

I personally think the scent is super exciting – it makes me feel like I’m living in some tropical location using this uber natural scented, local conditioner. It smells really good to me, and the scent really brings adventurous thoughts to the forefront of my mind. I know it probably sounds bizarre that a scent could do this, but for me, it really does. It makes me just want to explore and live close to the tropical jungles and rain forests around the world… It is a perfect scent for those of you who are super adventurous at heart!

The conditioner is green, which makes me feel more like it is very natural. I really like the thought of using a natural conditioner in my hair – one that doesn’t contain silicon to create the illusion of well conditioned, healthy hair. I prefer my hair to be truly nourished! If you are interested in more natural products, perhaps give this conditioner a try.

I haven’t personally travelled with this conditioner, but I can tell it would be extremely travel friendly. You could just pop it in a sandwich bag and then straight into your backpack or suitcase, without worrying about any leakage, the quantity you are allowed to bring with you and without worrying about the hassle of re-bagging your conditioner when going through security at an airport. If you like to travel around, try this conditioner!

Although this product didn’t condition my hair THAT well, it definitely did condition my hair at least slightly. This conditioner definitely made my hair feel a little less dry.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I love the CONCEPT of this conditioner, but I really don’t like how it actually works in my hair – like, at all. I think it makes for a pretty terrible conditioner in fact. A really, really terrible conditioner (probably not as bad as Big Solid Conditioner though!) It has literally caused me to lose quite a bit of hair, and never conditoned my hair very nicely. The scent is also very artificial when applying the conditioner in the shower. I think it is an incredible shame because truly, the concept of this conditioner is amazing – a travel friendly, tropical and natural smelling conditioner, that inspires adventure in whoever uses it!

Unfortunately, I’m going to have to rate this conditioner a 1/5* rating. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how brilliant the concept of a product is. If it is going to cause you HAIR LOSS, it simply isn’t worth it!

If you think the idea of this conditioner sounds nice, I would recommend you try Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner by Lush. It still smells delicious and is extremely travel friendly, but it also works really, really well and leaves your hair looking absolutely amazing!

– Storm

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Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb Bath Bomb Review

Okay, so it might be confusing that I have “Bath Bomb Bath Bomb” in the title for this review, but that’s because the bath bomb’s full name is actually “Blackberry Bath Bomb”, and the product itself IS a Bath Bomb. In my reviews I always write out the product’s full name as well as the type of product that it is, so… Just bear with the weird title of this one!

My partner bought me the lovely Happy Bathday gift set from Lush for my birthday back in October. I only just used this bath bomb from that gift set, here is my review for it!


Blackberry Bath Bomb Bath Bomb:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This bath bomb is pretty much a case of what you see is what you get. It is purple, and turns the bath water a shade of purple. It smells exactly how it smells once in the bath. There isn’t that much more to this bath bomb so if you expecting something really interesting to happen with this one then well, don’t. What you see is what you get!

The bath water wasn’t all thaaaaaaaaaaat moisturising. It was moisturising, but just not THAT much so.

The bath water left behind from this bath bomb isn’t very… opaque at all. There isn’t much bath art left on the water after the bomb has finished fizzing and the water is left almost transparent. Imagine using a purple filter on normal bath water, that’s what it is like. Literally just purple bath water!

Once my bath bomb had basically finished fizzing, there was this one glob of magenta dye still sort of… dispersing throughout the water. I’m a perfectionist so I absolutely MUST wait until the bath bomb has stopped moving entirely and has completely finished doing its thing, so this one little glob of dye taking like… 5 extra minutes to finish dispersing through the water… was a bit irritating!


Pros:

The smell is absolutely gorgeous. It has a rich, fruity, refreshing blackberry scent, but it also has a slight spiciness to it. It is just absolutely gorgeous. I love it SO much!!! It is also a sweet scent and wow, I just love it.

The colour of the bath bomb and the colour that it leaves the bathwater is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour purple, so this one is right down my alley as they say. SO PRETTY!!!

The scent from this bath bomb lingered in my hair for a little while which was really, really nice!

The bath water was somewhat moisturising. Not massively so, but it was still nice!

This made a lovely gift and I am so happy I received this from my partner for my Birthday 🙂 This would make a lovely gift for pretty much anyone I should think!

This is obviously a Lush product, it is vegan, cruelty free, handmade etc etc… A fantastic product that is definitely worth a try at LEAST once!

I actually really liked the bath water being sort of see-through. I get kinda creeped out when the water is quite opaque, because it allows my imagination to go nuts and think that there might be a shark in the water… or that the water could be far deeper than I think it is etc… This probably sounds really weird to most of you, but I am really, really scared of sharks and of deep water! If you are too then a bath bomb like this is really nice!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is such a nice bath bomb, and I just can’t get over its scent!!! I absolutely adore the colour it turns my bath water too… I think I love just about everything about this bath bomb. It COULD be improved, but not much honestly. I’d personally prefer it if this bomb had a liiiiiittle more oomph to it, but it is really lovely!

I’m going to have to rate this bath bomb a solid 5/5*!!! It could be improved, but almost no product can’t be, right? The colour and THE SCENT!!! I just LOVE THIS ONE SO MUCH!

Until next time!

– Storm