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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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Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar Review.

Hey guys!

Today is a review for Lush’s ‘Montalbano Shampoo Bar’!

Enjoy!


Montalbano Shampoo Bar Review:

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This shampoo bar actually left my hair feeling quite greasy toward the end of the bar! It didn’t do this at all until the bar was really running out, and then my hair just started to feel kinda greasy AFTER showering, or on some days, by the end of the day my hair would be quite oily. I’m not sure if it is just that continuous usage of this bar causes this, as I do wash my hair daily and it does contain some oils. All I know is this is the first Shampoo Bar from Lush that I have tried that has done this to my hair!

This bar is very soft, and can disintegrate quite easily. If you leave it damp in a tray, a LOT of the bottom of the shampoo bar will become stuck to the bottom of the tray. This is very irritating and probably wasted quite a bit of product for me.

The smell of this shampoo bar does not linger in your hair at all.

This bar has loads of bits in it. It contains fresh lemon peel, ordinary lemon peel, a lemon slice, popping candy, green olives… The lemon slice and lemon peel are very noticeable, and obviously they cannot dissolve and be used up. I find this little bits within the bar INCREDIBLY irritating!

This bar can become very difficult to lather up towards the end of the bar. This can mean going back and re-lathering up your hair multiple times to be able to wash it properly!

This bar will break into little pieces as it gets smaller. These little pieces are quite annoying to use up, fall onto the floor of the shower, get stuck in your hair, and look very messy! My cleaner actually threw a lot of little pieces of this shampoo bar away when she saw them in a tray in my bathroom because of thinking that they looked messy!

This shampoo bar leaves your hair feeling sort of stringy. The mix of ingredients in this shampoo bar make your hair both super squeaky and shiny, and also very stretchy. This sounds good in theory, but it actually just makes you notice your hair pulling on everything, it makes your hair much more difficult to brush through and I just really do not like how this bar makes my hair feel.

The scent of this bar can become quite sickly. It is a very sweet scent.

The residue that this bar leaves behind, in the tray or container you leave it in, is very difficult to wash out – it is a soft, sticky bar that dries very very hard!


Pros:

This bar overall smells divine! It smells a lot like lemon sherbet sweets. Really delicious smelling!

Although this bar making hair stretchy is very annoying, it is quite good for your hair, as it means your hair is breaking less. This means healthier hair when you use this bar.

The concept of this bar is very nice – it is supposed to make your hair look super luscious, thick, healthy and shiny.

The ingredients in this shampoo bar are mostly very natural. Washing your hair with such natural ingredients feels so good!

I love the colour of this shampoo bar. It is a nice, sunny, lemony yellow colour.

In general, this shampoo bar works quite well. Before the bar begins to run out, it does wash the hair very well and does make it squeaky clean, super shiny and much, much more resistant to breakage. So it does generally do what it is meant to do!

It comes without packaging, so buying this bar is helping the environment.

It is from Lush, a fantastic company!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really, really, really like the concept of this shampoo bar. I love the smell of it, the look of it, the ingredients, how it is supposed to make my hair feel, the fact that it comes without packaging and is from Lush…

I can’t lie though. There are an awful lot of things about this bar that I just absolutely do not like. More than anything, I find this bar incredibly annoying.

I, for all of my reasons above, am going to rate this shampoo bar a 3/5*. With all the cons I said about this product, I’m sure you’d think I’d rate it less. Honestly, I absolutely love the smell, and I think it is mainly that which has made me rate this product a generous 3 star rating. I’m sorry if you love this shampoo bar – it is generally quite a popular one. It just really does not agree with me!

That’s it for me for today! Today I washed my hair with the ‘Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar’, so that is the shampoo from Lush that I will be reviewing next. Don’t expect any shampoo reviews for around 3 months though – they do last an incredibly long time!

I am also in the process of using a lip balm from Lush, a spot treatment, a lotion, a shower jelly, a couple of temple balms, a hair styling cream, a massage bar and a fun bar! From experience, I think that the lotion, shower jelly and the massage bar might be the next ones that I will use up and review. I think out of these, the shower jelly and lotion will be soonest – probably the lotion will be soonest! The lotion is a really exciting one, so look forward to that – although, even the lotion I expect is going to take me some time to get through…

Basically, I probably won’t have any more Lush reviews for a while, unless I buy some new Lush products that I can use up a bit faster, but I’m trying to refrain from buying more until I use more of my stash up!

Anyway, sorry for the long conclusion… I will still write a few blog posts that aren’t Lush related – about my travels, a competition that I won, about Uni, and life in general!

– Storm 🙂