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What I Hate / Love About The Colder Seasons.

Okay so I’m going to be real honest with you guys here. I’m happy for you all that you’re so excited for Autumn – really, I am. But for me? I hate the bringing of the colder months, with a passion. I don’t just dislike the colder months, they genuinely make me feel incredibly depressed. But hey ho, what can you do eh?

To get some of my hatred for the colder seasons off my chest, I decided to write some things I hate about them, and then some things I love about them to leave me feeling a bit more positive about what’s to come.


What I Hate About The Colder Seasons:

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  1. Everything starts to die and/or hibernate and hide away. All forms of life find the cold so difficult to actually be present in, that they feel the need to reserve their energy to simply stay warm, and stop leaving their homes to be outdoors. I personally hate going outside when it’s cold – Celsius’ in the 20s is my jam and I absolutely adore the warmth of the sun on my bare skin. Sorry guys, I really do hate the cold and being too uncomfortable to just go outside and get some fresh air.

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  2. When so many of the same people who scream “it’s too hot, I miss Winter!” during the Summer, are the people saying “it’s too damn cold, I miss the Summer” during Winter… Come on guys, be decisive. I’m 100% a Summer lover, and will ALWAYS despise the cold.

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  3. Not really being able to wear body-confident, flattering clothing. I only recently became sort-of happy with how my body looks, and was really embracing wearing high-waisted shorts and little tops. Now I’m just going to be back to hiding my body away in bulky clothing!

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  4. IT’S JUST TOO DAMN COLD TO EVER BE COMFORTABLE. You either have to wear a billion layers and be uncomfortable from having so many items of clothing rubbing against your body, or, you have to be really cold and get to wear a more comfortable amount of clothing. Even with loads of layers on, I still end up being too cold during the Winter months – especially my legs!

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  5. My Birthday. I turn 24 on October 17th, and let me tell you, it’s coming at me way too quickly. I’m at terms with my aging, but I just wish I had a little longer to achieve my yearly goals before I get run over by the continuous cycle of birthdays.

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  6. Buying Christmas presents. I actually love buying people gifts, but what I don’t like is buying things that the person I give them to probably won’t end up liking all that much. Being an adult, most of the people within my social life are also adults, and already have the funds to purchase whatever it is they desire in life. Finding something for them that they both haven’t already bought for themselves, and that they genuinely would adore, is really flipping difficult.

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  7. How rubbish it looks outside during the colder months. No sunshine, just grey and white clouds filling the skies and looming over everybody. There’s not much to look at either, I mean, it’s all dead. Yeah so the dying leaves on trees turn pretty colours, but they’re still DEAD. I much rather see nice and healthy ALIVE leaves!

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  8. The weather, oh God the weather. Rain galore, proudly drenching all my billions of bulky layers and my once-perfect makeup in it’s wake. Icy winds, so cold that they make my cheeks burn and make my nose run. Add the two together, and you get inverted, spiky umbrellas to have to deal with. I hate the weather we get during the colder seasons, it’s the absolute worst.

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  9. THAT IT NEVER SEEMS TO END… Here in good ol’ London, the colder seasons seem to last more like 3.67 seasons rather than their appointed 2. Yep, according to Accuweather, London averages out at only 30 days a year where the high temperature is 22 degrees Celcius. It just drags on and on and on, and when it finally gets warm it’s just a little sprint that lasts for a couple weeks, then cold again for ages before the next warm sprint, or “heat waves” as most Brits like to call it. That’s how cold it always is here, we actually have a dramatic name for when it feels warm in England.

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  10. FOMO with Lush products, or ‘fear of missing out’. Lush brings out tons of new products for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, and also add a bunch of new ones to their permanent line after the Lush Summit which occurs every September. This also means a whole bunch of discons just weeks beforehand, and will also mean that more seasonal products will begin appearing in the Lush Kitchen (which won’t generally happen during the rest of the year.) Basically, this means that I personally feel a LOT of pressure to purchase many, many Lush products during the colder months, in fear that I will miss out on said products if I do not do so! This then leads to loss of a lot of money, tons of products to have to find a place to stash in my little flat, and excess of products that turn less and less fresh everyday. I STILL have SO MANY products in my stash, mostly purchased during the Boxing Day sale last year. They’re no longer as fresh as they were back then and, lo and behold, Halloween and Christmas products have already been released once again in Lush.

Things I Love About The Colder Seasons:

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  1. I do love how cozy I can be during the colder seasons. I find it difficult to drink hot drinks, soups, stews and heavy meals when it is warm in England, so it’s really nice to be able to indulge in those things again. I also don’t cozy up to my partner so much in the warmer months because of how sticky and uncomfortable that can get, so it will be lovely to be able to do that again! + nice, hot baths…

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  2. Okay so, although I do generally prefer Summertime clothing, I am really excited to break in some of my new clothing items that I bought from Primark recently! I have a gorgeous pair of high waited, black skinny jeans that I’m really looking forward to wearing, and am also looking forward to getting to wear all my new shirts, hoodies, jumpers and hats more! I have a few new pairs of shoes made from waterproof material that I’m also looking forward to getting more use out of!

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  3. Although there’s nothing I prefer than being outdoors, I’m a pretty lazy lady. When it’s too cold to go outside and I pretty much HAVE to spend my spare time indoors, it’s nice to allow myself to read, go on my laptop, watch T.V. etc without feeling too much guilt!

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  4. Everyone being so happy on Christmas, and all at the same time. Unless they don’t celebrate it of course, but most people here do! It’s such a nice and cheerful day, everything just feels so positive and happy on Christmas, and it is a day I’m looking forward to 🙂

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  5. The start of a new term of education. I will be attending University toward the end of September, and the start of a new term is always the most exciting and least stressful time I find (although, I do still find it pretty stressful at this time of year!) Everything is new again – new stationary, new teachers, new classes, new learning material, a new opportunity to make new friends and to attend new societies… It’s just all fresh and fun(ner) at this time of year!

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  6. The colder months are the months where almost all of my family members’ Birthdays fall within. We kick off with my mother’s on 20th September, then mine on 17th October, then my younger brother’s and sister’s on the 12th November, then my older brother’s on 1st December, and then my eldest sister’s on 16th December. Phew! Add in the start of a new term at Uni, Halloween, Firework’s night, Christmas (+Christmas Eve and Boxing Day,) New Years Day and Valentines Day, and we have an extremely eventful couple of seasons this time of year!

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  7. I guess the cold, drab months help me to appreciate the warmer ones even more than I already would do, right?

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  8. Makeup not sweating off of my face and / or becoming oily so quickly! I HATE how sticky my face gets when it’s warm, so I am really looking forward to my face staying a bit more matte in the colder seasons.

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  9. All the beautiful things specific to the colder months – such as pumpkin lanterns being out on Halloween, all the Bonfires and fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night, Christmas lights lighting up every highstreet, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, peeping through people’s windows to see a glorious Christmas tree, fireworks on New Years… All very beautiful!

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  10. Last but not least, not really needing to shave. I hate the process of shaving my legs with a passion. To be able to get away with NOT having shaved legs the majority of the time will be pretty nice actually.

 

That’s it from me for now!
– Storm

 

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Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar Review

Yes, I know. This was a Halloween product for last year, and it is now spring of the following year. I know this review is late. I know I took a long time to use up this product. I know, I know. But hey, at least I used it up, right? Hopefully this review will help someone out when next Halloween range comes about!

I received this as part of a lovely, incredibly gift from my partner on Halloween. I hope you enjoy this review!


Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar:

Rating: 4/5*

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Cons:

This is a Halloween exclusive product, so if you find that you love it, you might have a lot of trouble repurchasing it! It might not even come back next Halloween…

This bubble bar is GLITTERY. When you hold the bubble bar, you will 100% be left with golden lustre on your fingers. When you put the bubble bar down, the surface it has been placed on will 100% have golden lustre on it afterwards. If you’re really not a fan of glitter, stay away!

The scent of this product is quite smokey , woodsy, spicy, dry and musky. If those aren’t the sort of scents you are into then again, steer away from this guy!

The cinnamon stick sticking out the top of this bubble bar will be left in your bath tub. I forgot that this cinnamon stick was left in my bath tub, so I just pulled the plug out at the end of my bath as per usual, and that was that. Once I remembered about the cinnamon stick later on, I looked in the tub, only to find that the stick had… disappeared… I think it went straight down the plug hole. I really highly doubt this did my drain any good whatsoever! Be careful!

I didn’t find there to be too much pigmentation to this bubble bar – although that could be due to getting 3 uses out of it.


Pros:

I got three baths out of this guy. Yep, 3. And easily at that – if I had any less baths with this bubble bar then I would have felt as though I was being wasteful! This bubble bar produces bubbles SO EASILY!!! Each of my 3 baths with this bubble bar were covered in a thick layer of bubbles. Here are images of each bath:

Bath 1 (bath product, bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

Bath 2 (bath product, bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

Bath 3 (bath before turning on jets, bath after turning on jets:)

The bubbles this bubble bar creates are incredibly creamy and frothy.

A bath with this bubble bar is extremely warming and cozy.

The concept of this bubble bar is brilliant. It truly looks like a miniature pumpkin covered in golden glitter!

I really enjoyed the scent of this bubble bar. Zesty yet spicy – very up my alley!

I found this bubble bar to definitely be somewhat moisturising. Not extremely so, but somewhat for sure.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this was a lovely bubble bar, I seriously do. I think it could do with more pigmentation, with being more moisturising and with having a slightly better scent, but it really was rather lovely!

I’m going to rate this guy a 4/5* rating. It was absolutely brilliant, but I still feel I can find a better bubble bar out there that will absolutely blow my socks off!

I hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Boo Bath Melt Review

Okay guys, so I only just finished using up this bath melt today… I know, pretty bad considering I received this as a gift from my partner on Halloween last year…

Anyways, I used it up so here is my review of the product! I hope you enjoy!

Side note: I used this bath melt more as a bubble bar… I’m not entirely sure why I had it in my head to use this product as a bubble bar, but I have a feeling the description on the Lush UK website said to use it as a bubble bar or something? I’ve searched everywhere for the UK description of this product and just cannot find it anywhere!

Photos below from left to right, top to bottom: First time I used Boo and the bubbles created before turning on jets, first time I used Boo and the bubbles after turning on the jets, second time I used Boo and the bubbles before turning on jets, second time using boo and the bubbles after turning on jets, Boo bath melt before first use. I was going to include an image of the bath melt before second use too, but it looked kinda gnarly if I’m going to be honest with you, so I thought it would be best not to do that…


Boo Bath Melt:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This was a Halloween exclusive product in 2016, so it isn’t available to purchase at the moment. This also means that IF it is released again, there’s not necessarily a good chance that you’ll be able to get your hands on it again once Halloween is over. It is a pretty exclusive product so if you end up falling in love with it, good luck trying to stock up!

The colour this bath melt leaves the water is pretty basic, and honestly, isn’t that appealing either. It turns the bath water a sort of milky pale green colour… I really don’t know what to think of that, but I think I’m not 100% keen!

The scent is very strong, and I’m not sure if everyone would like it to be honest. It smells very floral. Extremely so. I’m guessing this is mainly due to it containing Geranium oil, but it isn’t just that the scent is extremely floral. The scent is also sort of.. spicy almost, but in a bitter sort of way. I’m guessing that part of the scent is due to the inclusion of ginger oil. The scent definitely catches in your throat slightly. Anyways, if you really aren’t a fan of your florals, you’ve been warned!!!

I actually didn’t find this bath melt to be that moisturising. It was moisturising, don’t get me wrong. It just wasn’t anywhere near as moisturising as I had anticipated it to be I suppose. It is the first bath melt I have used from Lush, so I expected it to be more moisturing than any other Lush bath product I have used in the past, considering that is a bath melt’s main focus. Butterbear Bath Bomb was definitely more moisturising though, and I’m pretty sure Rose Jam Bubbleroon and Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb were too, and probably some other products! If you want to get this product purely for its moisturising factor, I’d not really recommend it for those purposes alone!

This bath melt does produce bubbles, however, those bubbles to disappear throughout one’s time in the bath faster than bubbles produces from other Lush bubble bar products.


Pros:

This product is super cute! Looooooook at how cute he is I mean, c’mon…

This bath melt was moisturising, even if only subtly! 100% more moisturising than normal bath water and than some other Lush bath products.

Some people might like the milky colour of the bath.

This bath melt creates BUBBLES!!! Like, it REALLY creates bubbles!!! Lovely, foamy, fluffy bubbles :3 They filled my entire bath and were just brilliant!

I got 2 uses out of this little guy. TWO USES!

I found the scent to be really nice actually. Very fresh, crisp and clean smelling. I liked it! The sort of scent you’d like your home to smell like.

I received this as part of a gift from my partner, and it made such a cute gift and surprise for halloween! This would make a great halloween gift for the ones you love 😀

The product itself is super creamy, and melts in your hands. This is due to its main ingredient, cocoa butter. Lovely!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this was a nice bath product. I definitely didn’t dislike it, in fact, I think I rather liked it! I feel a tad confused about it, because so many others who have used up and reviewed this product have said how they dislike it…

Anyways, I found it to be very fresh, bubbly, simple, somewhat moisturising and the product itself looked super cute before use! I’m going to rate this product a 4/5* rating. It was a really good product – not absolutely amazing, but it was really nice.

I hope you enjoyed my review!

– Storm

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Lush Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb Review.

Hey guys! 🙂

This is another bath bomb that I received from my lovely partner for Halloween! I hope you enjoy the review 🙂


Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb

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Rating: 4/5

Cons:

Okay, so this bath bomb leaves the bath water a sort of… deep, pinky red colour. I’m not gunna lie, it did sort of remind me of blood mixed with some water… It was a little creepy (I guess that’s the point considering it is a halloween product!) If this sounds a little unnerving to you, I’d suggest you do not try out this bath bomb.

The scent is unusual. It is a musky, peppery, masculine, spicy yet sweet scent. I think it was quite nice, but it definitely wouldn’t be for everyone – especially those of you who enjoy more fruity, floral or girly scents! If it doesn’t sound like your type of thing then I wouldn’t risk trying it!

The actual bath bomb itself is a speckled green colour. Again, not very feminine looking so if you are looking for something more lady-like, Lord Of Misrule is not for you!

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My Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb didn’t actually create THAT much bath art. The bath was left with a creamy milky white layer on top of the water, and with a small burgundy pattern at one end of the tub. It was interesting, but simple, so if you’re looking for a work of art in your bath then this isn’t the bath bomb for you!

My bath bomb sank shortly after I put it in the tub, so it was actually really difficult to tell whether it had finished doing it’s thing or not (the bath was covered in the creamy foam at that point.) I don’t like to touch and move and play around with bath bombs while they are in the bath, and prefer to just observe what they will do without me interfering. If you are similar, then this bath bomb is going to be quite annoying for you! Once the bath bomb sunk under water, there was no visible movement or colour release from it whatsoever! The only way I could guess that it had finished fizzing was when the popping candy stopped… well, popping. It definitely took patience!

This bath bomb didn’t have any amazing effects on my skin.

This is an exclusive Halloween product, meaning if you do like it, you’re going to have a hard time getting your hands on it through Spring and Summer!


Pros:

This being an exclusive product means it won’t be around for long, so if you are interested, you should grab one while they’re still in stores!

This is a Lush bath bomb – it is vegan, cruelty free… I honestly thing every vegan product from Lush is worth trying at least once!

The smell is very interesting, and makes a change from Lush’s usual style of scents. I think it is a smell that suit men more – perhaps one to buy for the man in your life to ease him into Lush?

This bath bomb is definitely fun, if nothing else. I really enjoyed trying it and it was a brilliant gift for Halloween.

The deep pinky burgundy colour of the design left on top of the water… wow! Such a gorgeous colour!

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Although the colour of the bath water did remind me a little of bathing in blood, it also felt a bit like bathing in wine or pomegranate juice. Quite luxurious!

The creamy layer on top of the bath was really interesting, and my skin did feel slightly moisturised after using Lord Of Misrule.

There was a little bit of cold glitter in the bath bomb – I don’t know if this was just residue from my previous glittery bath / residue from a sparkly bubble bar that rubbed off onto Lord Of Misrule, but it might have been from the bath bomb itself! It was pretty either way.


Overall Conclusion:

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Overall, this was a fun bath bomb to use, but personally it definitely didn’t live up to the massive hype that it has! This is many people’s FAVOURITE bath bomb – Pumpkin, Intergalactic and Butterbear were all DEFINITELY more lovely than Lord Of Misrule (at least for my taste!)

Don’t get me wrong, I am so glad I did try it. It is definitely an interesting one, and one I really feel I may buy my partner in the future 😉

Overall, I rate this bath bomb a 4/5*, only just! Mostly because of the fact that it was a gift from my partner to be honest – and because of how unique it was!

What is your favourite bath bomb? Which Halloween products did you enjoy using the most? What do you think of Lord Of Misrule bath bomb and the scent? Leave a comment below! 🙂

– 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 Sea Monster Fun Review.

Hey guys!

Today is an interesting review. This is the first bath product I have used from Lush, and it was one of the prizes I won from Emily Snow’s competition that she held on her YouTube channel: Emily Snow’s YouTube Channel.

I hardly ever win anything, so it was a really pleasant surprise – she even literally came to my doorstep to deliver my prizes to me! I honestly would really recommend checking our her channel – she is a lovely girl and makes plenty of enjoyable videos to watch. Emily asked me to write a post on the competition that she held – which I terribly still have not gotten around to doing. Sorry!

Regardless, this is a review of the ‘Sea Monster Fun’ that I received from her, I hope you enjoy!

 


Sea Monster Fun

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This is the first fun bar I have used, so I’m not sure if this is the case with all of them. My fun bar sort of turned to a liquidy, gooey mess toward the end of its days. Although you could find something else to store your ‘Fun’ in, it only comes in some plastic wrapping. Of course, I used this whilst in the shower, so my hands would be wet when I’d grab a piece off of the main bar. Over time, I guess this caused the bar to become super liquidy! I would leave the bar in the plastic on the side of my bath, and because it became so liquidy, it would drip down both the outside and inside of my bath. It can get quite messy!

After using this bar on my hair, my hair would honestly feel really tangled up. If you do get this bar, I’d honestly probably recommend that you don’t use it to wash your  hair, unless you don’t mind knotty hair.

Again, the packaging is pretty rubbish to be honest. A black pot would be a much better way to package this Fun bar! The packaging that it comes in just isn’t secure at all, and definitely won’t hold the bar should it become more liquidy.

I’d sometimes find that I’d need to use quite a bit of the bar to make my bath bubbly / to wash my hair / to wash my body. If you get it, expect to have to use a fair chunk of your bar to achieve these tasks!

Before I had really used the product, I separated each of the coloured pieces and molded them in my hands, to make them more soft. After doing so, I recall my hands were slightly stained and that the colour was quite difficult to remove from my skin. I haven’t had the same problem since – it was just from molding the product in my hands for quite a bit of time. Regardless, if that doesn’t sound pleasant to you, then maybe this Fun isn’t for you!

When I molded the bar in my hands for the first time, it was actually quite tough. I didn’t try to make any little models or anything with the Fun, but I imagine it would have been quite difficult to do so. My hands were achy after I finally successfully molded the 3 separate pieces of Fun in my hands until they became soft.

This is quite a floral, citrussy scent. I enjoy this sort of scent, but some people may not – so if you don’t, this Fun isn’t for you!

The colours of this fun bar aren’t super girly. The colours are yellow, green and blue.  Again, I like these colours, but some people might not! The bathwater when using this Fun bar will be either a green-turquise colour, a light green-blue colour or a greeny-yellow colour. Some people might not enjoy their bath water being these greeny colours!

It can be quite difficult to get this Fun to lather up sometimes. It would take me a while to lather it up on my sponge, and I’d need quite a bit of product to clean my entire body properly. Washing my hair was more of the same issues. Using the bar as a bubble bar was the least difficult, but even then I’d sometimes need to use quite a bit of the bar for it to work how I’d want it to. Working out how much product you need through trial and error can be quite time consuming.

Again, using this product would take a while – it definitely would not be what I’d reach for when I’m in a hurry, like for my morning showers before college.

The scent of his product, although beautiful, faded toward the end of the Fun bar.

This is basically play-dough, which might not be that appealing as a bathroom product for some people!


Pros:

This product, however difficult it can be to use, is really quite amazing. It has multiple functions, which is something I can’t say for most of the other Lush products I have used so far (at least not to the extent of this bar.) I brought it on holiday with me to Turkey a short time ago, and it was endlessly useful. A Lush shampoo and body wash in one, in a solid format? Yes please! It is absolutely ideal to travel with, and it having multiple purposes means that you can literally wash head to toe using this one product – or you could use it as a bubble bar and then soak in your bubbly bath water to give your hair and body a light wash! It is definitely super handy to have one of these in your bathroom!

The smell is so lovely! It is extremely refreshing – a seaweed, lemon, lime, lavender and gardenia scent. It smells exactly how you’d imagine it to – like all the best parts of the ocean and Summer. I would highly recommend this product simply for it’s incredible scent – it’s absolutely gorgeous and went perfectly with my holiday. It is a really clean, light, fresh scent – I love it!

The colours of this bar, in my opinion, are incredible. It is insane that this product is made from such natural ingredients, because the colouration is just so intensely pigmented. It really looks beautiful.

The baths that this bar produces when used as a bubble bar are just absolutely gorgeous. I never picked and chose what colours I wanted to use for my bath, I’d just randomly pluck a piece off and wait to see how my bath turned out. One time, my bath was a super bright lime green colour – I remember thinking how perfect it would be closer to Halloween! One time, my bath was a gorgeous turquise colour, and reminded me of the perfectly turquise sea water when I was in Turkey. Other times, my bath would be a tranquil pale green-blue colour. I loved the colour of my baths, and would highly recommend using this Fun bar for that purpose.

As a bubble bar, this Fun bar produces absolutely incredible bubbles. Simply running some under the tap, I could fill the surface of my bath with cute bubbles. Turning on the jets, my bath would be absolutely piled with bubbles – often times I wouldn’t even need to use THAT much product to create such an intensely bubble bath! The bubbles also looked so lovely and colourful.

The bubbles would last absolutely ages in my bath – up to a couple of hours in total!

This did work effectively as a shampoo – my hair would always feel really clean after using this bar for my hair.

This bar also works effectively to wash the body with.

One time that I used this bar for my hair, the day I washed it my hair didn’t feel too great, but when I combed my hair through the day after, it felt absolutely incredible. It felt the smoothest it has felt in such a long time – so if you do wash your hair with this, I’d definitely recommend not washing your hair for a couple days after so that you can really notice to full effects of this bar being used as a shampoo.

I absolutely loved receiving this as a gift, and would recommend it to be given as a gift to others for sure. It is, well, fun!

When I’d take a bath using ‘Sea Monster Fun’ as a bubble bar, the bath water would feel super moisturising an would leave my skin feeling silky smooth.

Although I listed this factor as a con, once the bar turned more liquidy, I found that it lathered up so much easier. I would need far less to create ample bubbles, to lather up my hair and to wash my body with. So even the downsides of this bar has upsides!

The name of this bar is so fun!

This is, obviously, a product from Lush – 10p from every bar goes toward a fund to help children’s projects in areas affected by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. It being from Lush also means it is environmentally friendly, cruelty free, handmade, made from natural ingredients and this particular bar is also 100% vegan. For these reasons alone, I think this bar is worth a go.

This product was definitely fun to use! Probably the funnest product I have used from Lush yet – which is definitely saying something! Using this made me very happy 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

I really liked this bar. It has it’s faults – it definitely isn’t the easiest product to use, but it gets easier to use the more you use it. I think having one of these bars in the bathroom is a absolute must-have – it is just so insanely handy! This particular Fun bar also has gorgeous colouration and a beautiful scent.

Overall, I rate this product a 4/5* rating. It was very difficult to decide between 4 or 5 stars, but how knotty it would make my hair is what made me decide 4 rather than 5 stars for this particular product. I would highly recommend it. I would recommend primarily using it as a bubble bath product – but it also works quite well to wash the body with. It does wash the hair well, but it causes some problems in that area. I think this is a great product to use over the weekend, when you have more time to use it.

Until next time!

Thanks again Emily for this lovely prize – it was an absolute pleasure using it!

– Storm