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Lush Brazilliant Shampoo Bar Review.

Hey guys!

Here is a review of Lush’s Brazilliant Shampoo bar. I hope you enjoy!

(Photo from Lush UK website.)


Brazilliant Shampoo Bar:

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Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This shampoo bar does break into little pieces once it begins to get thin! I HATE that this happens to Lush’s shampoo bars – it’s such a pain to use little tiny pieces of shampoo bar, and I just can’t waste them and throw them in the bin! Using them tiny pieces of shampoo bar is a super time consuming process.

This shampoo bar does stick to whatever you leave it to dry on – although not massively. Regardless, it’s still an aspect of this product that I don’t enjoy very much!

I personally found the scent of Brazilliant to be a little artificial smelling. I’m not sure why this is. To me it smelled similar to a chemical-filled orange flavoured squash or something. Not terrible smelling, but not as good as it potentially could have been!

I didn’t notice any improvements to the condition of my hair while using Brazilliant.


Pros:

Now, I bought this shampoo bar for me and my partner to take with us for when we travelled to Mallorca! So, whenever I smell Brazilliant, the scent instantly makes me think of Summer and our time in Mallorca, which certainly isn’t a bad thing!

I think the overall scent of Brazilliant is quite fresh, uplifting and Summery. I’d definitely recommend trying our Brazilliant during the warmer half of the year!

This shampoo bar always left my hair feeling super clean, soft and not overly dried-out – even when not using a hair moisturiser of any kind afterwards. It didn’t leave my hair actually feeling moisturised, it just left it feeling fairly nice 🙂

Although Brazilliant does begin to break into pieces once it becomes really thin, it held together far better than I expected it to. I think for some reason I was under the impression that Brazilliant was a soft shampoo bar when I first purchased it, and that it would break into pieces really quickly. In actuality, it held together far better than most of the other shampoo bars I have tried from Lush!

Okay, this is a big pro that I only just remembered about this shampoo bar. IT LEAVES A SCENT IN YOUR HAIR! I’m not even kidding, this is the FIRST shampoo bar from Lush (I believe) that I have used that has actually left a scent in my hair after usage. The scent is really faint, but it is definitely there! It’s also a nice neutral scent – not many people are off-put by the scent of oranges, right?

The colour of Brazilliant is absolutely phenomenal. It is the brightest, happiest, opaquest orange you’ve ever seen! I absolutely love it, and again, it is super appropriate to have in the bathroom during the Summertime for this reason!

Brazilliant lathers up really beautifully, and lasts a very long time (around 3 months for me and my partner!)

Even the name of Brazilliant is really summery! This is like the ultimate happy Summer shampoo IMO 😉


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really enjoyed this shampoo bar – especially the concept of it 🙂 It wasn’t absolutely amazing though – Brazilliant didn’t help the condition of my hair out at all really, and I still got loads of split ends while using it! I definitely recommend using it during the Summer though, alongside a good moisturising product to keep your hair hydrated 🙂

Overall, I’m going to rate Brazilliant a 4/5* rating. It worked really well as a shampoo, despite its novel format, and is a really lovely product!

– Storm

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Beautiful Women!

Hey guys!

I was having a little think yesterday about how my aesthetic has really changed over the years – in terms of the physical appearances of a person, what I personally find to be an attractive look on a woman, and what looks I want to draw inspiration from and impersonate to an extent.

I’ve been trying to work on how I look over the last couple of years, because I want to feel truly happy in my own skin, with what I see in the mirror and with how I am physically presenting myself to the world!

So, I had a little search on Google Images yesterday and found four photos of women who inspire me with their aesthetic! They’re absolutely stunning! ❤


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First we have this absolute beauty! She’s just so gorgeous, and her aesthetic is pretty in-line with the aesthetic that I think suits me. Natural, long, wavy hair, sun-kissed skin, a septum piercing and super natural, feature-enhancing makeup. I’m 100% into the boho, hippie, natural, beachy vibe at the moment. My hair is completely natural and undyed as of 1-2 years ago, and I love it that way! I think you should rock what you have – anyone can replicate a box dye colour, but nobody can exactly replicate your unique mix of DNA that provided you with your hair colour (unless you have an identical twin, in which case your hair is 2 of a kind rather than one of a kind, still pretty rare!) I also love the outdoors, warmth and sunshine, so sun-kissed hair and sun-kissed skin just looks so healthy and gorgeous to me!

I have a septum piercing myself (although I need to get it re-done because it is really wonky…,) and I really think they make anyone’s face who has one look 50x more cute and adorable – especially when they use ring style jewellery.

Finally, the makeup. I personally only wear foundation and face powder, fill in my brows and will sometimes enjoy wearing a lip tint/mauvey nude lipstick/lip balm on my lips, and will also sometimes curl my lashes. Honestly, heavier makeup just doesn’t look nice on me! I think a natural, feature-enhancing look is much more pretty on me, like what this girl has on here. I don’t like hiding my natural face with makeup!

Sorry for writing so much, but this girl’s aesthetic is probably my favourite out of the four!

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Next up is this beauty! Now, I’m a girl with a fringe, who wears glasses and with a septum piercing. Trust me when I say this – having this combination of things on your face is REALLY difficult to pull off! It’s just a whole lot going on. If your fringe is too short, it just looks a bit weird, if your fringe is too long, they touch your glasses and then your entire face looks overwhelmed with STUFF. If your glasses just don’t suit you, you’re going to look less attractive with them on (and it’s quite difficult to get glasses that both look nice with your actual face AND with your bangs…) If your septum piercing jewellery is too chunky, then with the added bangs and glasses, your face is just going to look super overcrowded but if the jewellery is too dainty, it will just be overseen because of everything else going on on your face! BALANCE with these 3 features is really difficult to achieve, trust me!

Now, in my humble opinion, this girl pulls off all 3 seemingly effortlessly. She looks absolutely gorgeous, and has made everything work so well together! I aspire to make my fringe/glasses/septum piercing combo look as good as hers does.

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Sorry for the small picture, it’s all I could find! I believe this girl is a model, because I seem to remember finding out who she was once before… Anyways, again, this girl is such a beaut! JUST LOOK AT THAT HAIR!!! Ugh, what I’d do to have naturally curly hair, or at least wavy… Not to say that hers is natural but, y’know, it looks natural enough 🙂 I love this girl’s hair to death, I want to STEAL IT for myself! It just looks so cute and so much more interesting than straight hair in my opinion. There’s just so much more going on with curly hair! Her hair is also a fairly similar colour to my own, only mine is a bit more of a saturated colour, which makes me envy her hair even more because I can totally imagine what it would have been like if I were born with curlier hair… This girl is just so gorgeous, I’d feel pretty intimidated to be in the same room as someone so pretty :O I WISH I HAD CURLY/WAVY HAIR!

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Last but not least is this lovely lady. Okay, I know, I obsess about hair more than any other physical feature in someone’s appearance. BUT LOOK AT HER HAIR!!! Her hair is just so glorious. It’s beautiful and long, looks so natural and sun-kissed (or at least I can imagine it is naturally sun-kissed rather than balayage highlights added to it,) and has a beautiful, beachy wavy and texture to it. I love this hair so much, it’s like… Goals… Add in some bangs and make it a bit more curly and we have my absolute dream hair!


 

Okay, and we’re done! I think it’s important to appreciate our fellow ladies for their beauty, and it’s totally okay to draw inspiration from other people.

– Storm

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Lush Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume

Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume (100g)

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

The scent of this conditioner is STRONG. EXTREMELY strong! If you don’t like the scent of flowers then seriously, give this one a miss, because it has an extremely strong floral scent to it.

This conditioner doesn’t go a long way. You need a decent amount of product to truly condition your hair. Not absolutely tons, but definitely not a small amount. This product wont last you very long!

I found this conditioner to make my roots a little greasy. I don’t actually apply conditioner to my roots, but after conditioning my ends, I do sort of spread the product throughout all of my hair. I also comb the conditioner through the entire length of my hair before rinsing it out. Once I used this product in the evening, and the next morning, I have to wash my fringe again before going to college. As I said, I didn’t even apply the conditioner directly to my fringe or roots – only to my ends! If you have a fringe or your hair gets oily quite fast at the roots, I might stay away from this one!

This is an extremely expensive product – the most expensive conditioner that Lush do. I’d advise you try a sample of this conditioner before purchasing it, as a little 100g bottle of it costs £9.95!


Pros:

I personally like the smell of this conditioner a lot. It smells really fresh and makes me feel happy. It reminds me of the outdoors, of nature and of the Summertime 🙂 If you like very natural, floral, outdoorsy scents, you’ll really like the smell of Happy Happy Joy Joy!

After rinsing the product out of the hair, a scent lingers – but not the exact same scent as the product smells in its container. The musky floral scent of the product is hardly present, and instead the scent is much more zesty and citrusy. I think it smells lovely in the hair!

This product did condition my hair very well (almost too well!) My hair felt almost perfectly conditioned after using Happy Happy Joy Joy in face, and I only needed the smallest amount of R&B Hair moisturiser to reach that perfect level. If you are in some SERIOUS need of hydration for your hair, try this conditioner! This finding seems odd to me, considering that most reviews that that this conditioner is extremely light. Perhaps it is because of my hair being extremely straight, very fine and very thin and all natural! Perhaps if you have hair similar to me, you will also find this conditioner to be extremely conditioning!

This conditioner is very natural and it really feels like you are genuinely feeding your hair when you use it. My hair certainly feels healthier after having used this conditioner!

The name… Okay, so it’s just a name, right? But Happy Happy Joy Joy is just such a happy, cute, uplifting name, how could you not love it?!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this is an absolutely lovely conditioner from Lush. It just smells so happy, outdoorsy and natural! It also actually works extremely well at conditioning the hair (at least for my hair!) I found this conditioner to actually be TOO conditioning for my fringe area, but only just not conditioning enough for my ends. Considering that I didn’t even actually apply the conditioner to my fringe area, I’m not quite sure how I would be able to find balance with this product! The scent is very strong before rinsing it out – possibly even almost TOO strong. But I do really like it!

Overall, I’m going to have to give this lovely conditioner a 4/5* rating. If it would just leave my fringe and root area a little less oily, I’d probably give it a higher rating!

I hope you enjoyed my review!

– Storm

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Products from Lush that I would LOVE to try!

You know them people who hear raves about a product, believes the hype is absolute rubbish and actually end up steering away from it altogether?

I’m one of those.

I’m someone who somehow ends up generally liking the products that people usually like less, and disliking the products people usually like more. For example – love Aqua Marina, not so keen on Angels On Bare Skin. Think Sakura bath bomb is an absolute babe, but Lord Of Misrule… meh… Definitely nowhere near as good as I had expected it to be!

This isn’t me thinking I’m some special flower. When I do like I popular product, I’m always pleasantly surprised that the opinion of the masses fell true to me too! In fact, that event is exactly what made me want to write this post.

Yesterday, I tried Let The Good Times Roll cleanser for the first time ever and wow. Wow. Now, sometimes my opinion of a product changes and develops over the time it takes to use up the entire product, which is why I won’t be reviewing it yet – but I can say with a fairly high degree of certainty that the review for this one will be good. I was so pleasantly surprised.

So many times I have heard Lushies vouching for the effectiveness of this product and so many times have I entered a Lush store and been told that I should give it a go by an employee. Each of these occasions just turned me off the idea more and more!

During my mahoosive Boxing Day haul (which I really do hope I post about soon, it was bloody brilliant!,) I grabbed myself one of the Festive Fresh gift sets – which includes the wonderful Christmas exclusive Buche De Noel, and also Let The Good Times Roll.

Anyway, after discovering that Let The Good Times Roll actually probably will turn out to be as good as it’s hyped up to be, I wanted to make a list of well-loved Lush products that I’d love to give a go!

Here’s to my quest in finding my absolute favourite products from every category from Lush!


Body

Brightside Bubble Bar – This Bubble Bar looks so bright and colourful. I always had thought that a general citrussy scent might be a bit… simple? I thought that this product had perhaps been hyped up a bit too much but you know what? This bath product has a whopping overall rating of 4.7*, which is the average rating of 250 different reviews! I like to take a bath pretty much every single day. If I’m going to be taking baths so frequently, perhaps it’s about time I give Brightside a try!

Lush Gardener Cold Pressed Soap – I have never thought that this soap looks very pretty. It is a mossy, earthy, greeny brown colour, with a watering can image in the center. Despite it not looking all that nice, this soap has an average rating of 5* on the Lush website. I love using Lush soaps to wash my hands and I think it is about time I give this guy a try!

93,000 Miles Shower Jelly – Shower jellies…hmm… I own a few, but have never finished them and I’m not 100% sure what to think of them. I have always stayed away from this one in particular, because I know that it has a clovey, spicy sort of scent. I do like spicy scents, but sweet spicy scents. I’ve always been sort of wary about the type of scent this product might have. It does however have a rating of 4.7/5*, and surely not everyone who reviews this product can be wrong? I do have very achy muscles so perhaps this is one unexpected item that I’ll actually end up falling in love with if I only give it a chance!

Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub – Now, this is a product that I actually have wanted to try for a while. It looks and smells nice and is quite affordable in my opinion – the only thing that has been putting me off is that I have high expectations for it. When I have high expectations for a product, my expectations are rarely met! This is a scrub with a rating of 4.7/5*, and that is the average rating of 320 reviews of the product! Again, those reviews can’t all be wrong, surely! I think it is about time I get over my fear of being disappointed, and give this scrub a try!

Salted Coconut Hand Scub – This just has always seemed like such a basic, over-shadowed product, so I’ve never really had much interest in trying it. It does have decent reviews though, and is the only scrub specifically for hands that Lush do. Time to try it!

Dream Cream Body Lotion – Again, a product that just always seemed so simple and almost boring to me. It does have insanely good reviews, and I have learnt over time that often the simpler products are the best products.

Handy Guruguru Hand Cream – I’m not the type of person to really buy hand creams. I just usually use a general body lotion on my hands. This hand cream sounds super nourishing though and is definitely a popular one.

Golden Handshake Hot Hand Mask – The only hand mask Lush do! I’ve heard both many good things and many bad things about this hand mask, and think it’s about time I form an opinion on it of my own.

Twinkle Toes Foot Powder – Now, I’m not a… feet… person… ugh… even hearing the word in my head sends a shiver down my spine. Due to my hatred for… feet… I do tend to neglect them somewhat. I’ll give them a scrub in the shower, and I’ll use lotion on them, but that’s about it. This powder has incredible reviews – perhaps it’s time to give my…feet…ugh… a little TLC…? Maybe…

Volcano Foot Mask – The only foot mask Lush do!

Foot Soak And Fancy Free Foot Soak – Again, this is the only foot soak Lush do and it is super affordable considering how many uses you get out of it. Would love to give this one a try!

Pumice Power Foot Soap – The only foot soap Lush do!

Go Faster Feet Foot Lotion – So, as I said earlier, I usually just use a normal body lotion on my feet to keep them soft. I tend to use quite a lot when I do this though, because the body lotion I use is quite thin in consistency. Perhaps a thicker lotion specifically for my feet would do me some good!

Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar – I love a good massage, but have always steered away from this particular massage bar if I’m honest with you. It just seems like such a typical product for everyone to love. It’s pink and girly, big, and smells of strawberries – of course most girls are going to love it…! It does have super good reviews though, so maybe it’s about time I stop steering away from the products that everyone loves. I mean, they love it for a reason!

Five O’ Clock Whistle Shaving Cream – This is the only shaving cream from Lush I can actually use because I am a vegan, but I’ve always steered away from it because it looks as though it is geared more toward a male audience. It has lovely reviews from women though, and I’d love to try it now!

Black Stockings Body Tint – I’ve never tried fake tan of any kind before, but I have been interested to see what it is like. I feel like if I were to, going for a Lushy option would be my best bet, because I’d rather keep it as natural as possible!

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmer Bar – This is definitely another one of those products that I’ve just never had much interest in trying. After having a look at it and reading the reviews however, it seems right up my alley. It sounds absolutely fantastic for using when in a nice, warm location, to make your legs and body look extra glowy and beautiful!

The Guv’Ner Deodorant Powder – Another product type that I’ve always steered away from when it comes to Lush. I like to use a strong anti-perspirant because if I don’t, well… It isn’t a good scene let me tell you that! But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t give one of their deodorants a try, perhaps even just as an extra layer over the top of my regular anti-perspirant, just to keep me smelling alright all day! This one has fantastic reviews.

Silky Underwear Dusting Powder – I have never tried a dusting powder before, I’d like to give one a try. Who knows – maybe it turns out to be my holy grail Lush product…?!

The Sunblock Solid Sunscreen Wash – SPF 30 High – Another product that one wouldn’t usually think to purchase from Lush. The concept of it really is brilliant though – a wash on sunscreen – plus it works according to the reviews! One to invest in for the Summer I reckon!


Face

Eu Roma Water Toner Water

 Kalamazoo Beard And Facial Wash – A product with an insanely high rating that both men and women appear to love! I need to stop being scared by words like… “beard”… and just pay attention to the fact that it is primarily a facial cleanser!

Ocean Salt Self-Preserving And Alcohol Free – I’ve tried the normal self preserving Ocean Salt, but never the alcohol free version.

Oatifix Fresh Face Mask – This one is so popular, but I’ve still never tried it! I think the fact that it was a hydrating mask used to put me off – I used to much prefer the super cleansing masks. Recently though, I have been having much drier skin, and I reckon a hydrating mask would actually do me a world of good! I seem to have misplaced my little stack of black pots but once I find them, I’ll definitely be grabbing this little guy!

Celestial Moisturiser – Another super simple product, hence why I’ve never thought to give it a try before. The reviews make it sound absolutely lovely though, so I’ll like to try this one ASAP – especially considering I don’t currently own a Lush moisturiser!

Atomic Tooth Powder – I’ve always been a bit nervous of using these Lush teeth products. I have tried a couple, but knowing that my dentist will always recommend fluoride toothpaste does scare me a little. I mean, surely they’re more of an expect on oral care and on effects of different types of toothpastes than I am..? I’m really not 100% sure on these teeth products however they have been tested and proven to often work even better than your standard toothpaste. Maybe it really will work better than my fluorine toothpaste? I think it’s worth a shot, and if I’m going to be trying one of Lush’s teeth products, this is one that I think sounds pretty good. It has very good reviews!

Ultrabalm All Purpose Balm – Another one of those random products that noone would really think to buy from Lush! It is expensive, but sounds like such a fantastic product. I’d probably primarily use it for my lips, because they get so insanely dry. I’m sure it would last absolutely ages!


Hair

Big Shampoo – Okay, so this is a mahoosive cult classic in the world of Lush hair care. Again, that is precisely why I have steered clear of it! It isn’t exactly cheap, so if I don’t follow everyone’s opinion of this shampoo…? I’ve been really unkeen on trying this product – I’m quite happy with using shampoo bars to be honest. But again, if I don’t try it, how will I know whether it is truly as bloody brilliant as everyone makes it out to be? I think it’s worth a shot for sure!

No Drought Dry Shampoo – I wash my hair daily. Just had to put that out there first. That’s why dry shampoos have never really appealed to me. If they can make me go a little bit further between washes though… why not give it a try? Maybe it will end up being a true game changer for me!

Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume – Yikes. I have thought about getting this conditioner, but was put off by the insane cost. It is really popular though! Time to save up or just grab myself a sample of the stuff I think!

Superbalm Scalp Treatment – I’ve always had a bit of a flaky scalp, and my hair tends to grow in quite thin and sparse. Perhaps this will help?

R&B Hair Moisturiser – Another one I’ve been extremely excited to try for the longest time!

6Tangled Hot Oil Treatment – Because of my hair being so fine and wispy, it does get tangled and knotty really easily. This treatment sounds like it would do my hair a world of good!

Mr Dandy’s Hair Candy Hair Dressing – This product sounds lovely to use to create some waves in the hair or something. I used to be non-stop primping my hair. I loved dying it, styling it, cutting it, layering it, adding fringes etc etc etc. I just loved to be creative with it and make it feel like it was “mine”, if that makes any sense. I always absolutely loved my hair, because I wouldn’t stop altering it until I thought it was absolutely perfect. Recently (around a couple of years ago,) I decided to favour health over creative hair. I’ve been on a mission to re-grow my natural hair and for it to all be my natural colour, natural texture and for it to just be grown long, without many cuts at all except for possibly trimming any split ends off every now and then, and maybe possibly cutting in a fringe every now and then. Anyways, my mission has been going well, but my hair is extremely plain, and in turn that makes me look like a right plain Jane! Hoping that some of these Lush hair products will add a little bit of personality, interest and uniqueness to my hair, without damaging it!

Sea Spray Hair Mist – Another styling product that I’m hoping will seriously up my hair game!

Veerappan Moustache Wax – Now, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I am a woman and no, I don’t have a moustache. What I do have though, are eyebrows. I have heard many a good think about using this product to keep those pesky, stubborn eyebrow hairs into place. I thought I could use this to keep my brow hairs looking neat and in the position I want them to be in all day! My eyebrows are especially messy because my brow hairs are very long and I know you’re supposed to trim them to keep your brows looking neat, but if I did that, my brows would look insanely sparse. I need all the hair!



Makeup

Okay, so I’m not 100% happy with the concept of makeup as it is. I mean, I love doing my makeup, I really, really do, and it is something I will very rarely leave the house without or take photos of myself without. But, however beautiful it makes me look, I only really use it because I don’t feel naturally very beautiful. It is sad, but that is the truth. I’d much prefer investing my money in making my skin and hair etc become naturally beautiful, than investing in colouring to cover up my natural self.

I do plan to buy Lush makeup, don’t get me wrong. It just isn’t really my priority right now, as I’m focusing more on making my skin etc healthier and therefore more beautiful, rather than focussing on just looking nice in itself. So, even if a makeup item from Lush was super raved about and had an excellent rating, and even if Lush makeup products are actually good for the skin, makeup is something that you’ll always have to just wash off at the end of the day… I dunno, maybe I’m turning into a bit of a hippie or something. I suppose I’m just not so into the idea of makeup as I used to be!


Perfume

Karma Gorilla Perfume – An extreme cult classic. With such fantastic reviews, perhaps it’s time I give it a shot..?


That’s just about everything – whew! 37 items in my wishlist!

So, now some questions for you to answer in the comments section!

Do you recommend AGAINST any of the products I have listed above? Are any of the above products some of your favourites from Lush? If you have any opinions on the products I have listed above, PLEASE comment them below, I’d really appreciate reading them!

– Storm

(I only included main-line products that can be found in every store at any time of the year, and which are entirely non-exclusive. I love trying all types of Lush products, but would be happiest of course if my favourites turned out to be main-line products that I could re-purchase easily! I also picked one item for each different use, e.g. one shampoo, one conditioner, one item to wash the body with, one item to use in the bath etc. I only need one favourite for each type of product! Finally, I selected out of vegan items and items that I don’t currently own. I made my final choices by choosing the item with the highest rating. Let’s hope I find some 5* gems out of these!)