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Lush Baked Alaska Soap Review

I bought this soap in the boxing day sale in 2015, and have only just used it up! Here is my review for this soap 🙂

Baked Alaska Soap:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This soap is really cleansing, and may even begin to dry out your hands after continuous use.

I didn’t find this soap super exciting to be honest. It is a simple, green coloured, lemon scented soap.

This is a Christmas exclusive item so if you find that you like it, you’re going to have a lot of trouble obtaining it at other times of the year!

Knowing Lush, there isn’t even any guarantee whatsoever that this soap will return next Christmas season so again, if you like it then you’re going to have a tough time finding a good supply!

This soap isn’t really well suited for Winter – in fact, I found it nicest to use in the Summer.


Pros:

This soap smells really good. It smells incredibly cirtrusy! It smells so, so lemony and citrusy and lovely! A FANTASTIC one for the Summer – trust me!

This soap is super cleansing and refreshing, and the scent really suits the Summer time (as I just said..) If you can manage to save this one for the Summer then you’re going to enjoy this soap that much more!

My partner loved this soap. He would smell it constantly, so it’s a winner for both men and women.

This soap is very colourful and is more fun to look at than the traditional white bathroom soap. Again, it looks really Summery!

Baked Alaska lathers up incredibly well – likely the best lathering soap I have used thus far!

It has a creamy layer on the top, which makes for a creamier lather if you make sure to rub this side of the soap on your hands.

This soap lasts forever! It has lasted me a year – a YEAR! And that is with many, many uses.

I found that Lush soaps work best as hand soaps and to be kept by the sink. This one makes for a lovely hand soap 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this would be a really nice soap to use exclusively for the Summer, when your hands get all sticky and you just want to freshen up with a lovely Summery scent. Otherwise, I think this soap would be far too drying and that the scent wouldn’t really go too well with the time of the year.

My partner has said that he thinks the smell was really lovely and limey, but he found the soap to be quite drying and that the lather was difficult to product and wasn’t very moisturising.

Overall, I’m going to give this soap a 4/5* rating. This is because I think it would be an amazing soap to use in the Summer, but not so great at other times of the year!

– Storm

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Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar Review

Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar:

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

Like all shampoo bars, this does leave a bit of a mess in whatever tray you store it in. Particles of purple shampoo bar seem almost permanently welded to my square lush tin that I kept this shampoo bar in!

To me, this shampoo bar smells sort of like a good ol’ gin and tonic – something I’m sure is not everyone’s cup of tea!

The smell didn’t cling to my hair at all, and because I personally enjoyed the scent, this was a con for me.

This shampoo bar is an online exclusive, so you’ll have to do an online shop and pay for postage to get your hands on one of these!


Pros:

This lathers up like crazy. This is the shampoo that lathers more than any other I have tried from Lush (Jumping Juniper is at least the fifth that I have tried!) You can literally see the foam collecting around the plug hole as you wash it out of your hair. It is absolutely incredible!

This lasts for ages!

The colour is super pretty.

I really like the smell – it smells like gin and tonic to me, so basically a sort of slightly peppery lemon/lime scent. It is really refreshing and interesting 🙂

This definitely washed my hair absolutely brilliantly.

This shampoo bar was the least awkward. What I mean by this is that the shampoo bar stayed in its form until it became very small, at which point the separate pieces still sort of stuck together, so it wasn’t very difficult to use at all.

My hair always felt lovely using this shampoo bar. It says it is very cleansing, and although it did clean my hair very well, it certainly did not strip it. I haven’t even been using a conditioner for quite a long time, yet this shampoo would leave my hair so shiny and silky and smooth and lovely – especially with second day hair!

I even got my partner into using this shampoo over his regular one – I convinced him that it was quicker and easier to use than regular shampoo and after trying it, he saw that I was telling the truth. As far as I know, he has used shampoo bars since 🙂

This washes out very nicely. You do need to rinse it out quite thoroughly, but it definitely washes out faster than regular shampoo.


Overall conclusion:

Overall, I could not possibly give this shampoo a poor rating after what it has done for my hair. It just was such value for money – it lathered insanely well and really left my hair feeling lovely. It wasn’t anything extremely special, but it did it’s job very well – what more could you ask for from a shampoo?

I’m going to give this shampoo bar a rating of… hmm… I couldn’t give it any less than 5/5*. Although it is a simple product and doesn’t have a specific exciting theme (like Seanik for example,) it just did its job so, so well. I really enjoyed it!

– Storm