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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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The Lush products I won’t review.

Hello readers! 🙂

I am back with another Lush post, so if Lush isn’t your cup of tea, this is your warning!

Not too long ago, I had never really stepped foot in a Lush store – I thought it was far too much of a luxury brand for me to be able to afford anything in there. I also didn’t really have any interest in luxury cosmetics – I was pretty happy with my £1 shower gels.

I first started buying stuff in there when I needed gifts for females – it seemed like a place where girls would generally enjoy being bought gifts from, so that’s what I did. I then started being bought gifts from there myself – and although I loved them, still thought I couldn’t really afford to buy that stuff for myself. I got a bit curious and looked at the Lush website one day, and found myself 3 products that I really wanted to give a go (Coalface, Imperialis and the Toothy Tabs.) I ventured to the store, and came out with one of the products I planned to buy as well as two completely different products – as she advised against the products I originally wanted (Coalface, Popcorn Lip Scrub and Ocean Salt – Self Preserving!)

I then did some research on Lush, and discovered it was the top high street store in the UK for having happy customers – this fact really got me hooked to the idea of shopping at Lush in the future. I started exclusively buying gifts for my female friends from here. I began branching out and trying out more products from their range

I’ve become somewhat of a collector, and now want to have everything in their range of products! There are a few products that I don’t want to try though, and that’s why I decided to make this blog post series. I eventually want to have tried all the products that I’d like to try, and to have narrowed down my favourite products to one of each type for me to buy regularly (i.e. 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner etc.) The only way I feel that I can really do this is by reviewing each product once I have completely finished them up, using them how they should be used, which is what I have been doing!

I thought I’d write a post on the products that I won’t be reviewing, that are available on the website: https://uk.lush.com/

This might seem a little bit random, but some of the reasons behind me not wanting to review these products I feel may be of some value to fellow Lushies. The products I have chosen to not review are generally either bath products or are non-vegan.

This post will only be including Lush’s products under the Body category, so that it will be a little shorter.

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Products>Body>Bath

First of all, we have the bath bombs. I would be more specific and list individual products, but that wouldn’t change anything. I won’t review any of the Lush Bath Bombs. Now, I understand that for some people, they are absolutely amazing, but me buying one would be an absolute waste – I do not have access to a bath! Although there is a bath in the house I am living in (someone’s en-suite), it is not mine and I can’t really use it… So, no bath bombs for me unfortunately!

This unfortunately means that I also will not be reviewing any of Lush’s Luxury Bath Oils,  Bubble Bars or Fun. 

I am sure one day I will own a bath and will be able to review these products, but for the time being, no bath products!

I can easily use the soaps in my shower however, so I do plan to review all of them, with the exception of the ‘Honey I Washed The Kids Soap’. Again, I’m sure this soap suits plenty of people, but because it contains both beeswax and english honey, I will not be reviewing it. I am vegan for ethical reasons, so I do my best to avoid using any products that contain ingredients that have been taken from animals. Again, maybe one day I will change my mind, but for the time being, no ‘Honey I Washed The Kids Soap’ review!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: I Love You Mum Soap, Old Father Time Soap, Layer Cake Soap, Baked Alaska Soap, Respect Your Elders Soap, Yog Nog Soap, Sunrise Soap.

Products I have reviewed from this section: Reindeer Rock Soap, Snowcake Soap


 

Products>Body>Shower

I plan to review all of the shower gels and jellies, apart from the ‘It’s Raining Men Shower Gel’ and the ‘Whoosh Shower Jelly’. Whoosh contains honey water, and It’s Raining Men contains honey, so neither are vegan and I won’t be reviewing them anytime soon. 

All of Lush’s shower smoothies and conditioners are fine, and I plan to review them all in the future. 

For the scrubs and butters, I will be reviewing them all apart from the Ocean Salt products (to be used for the body.) I personally believe these products are intended to be used on the face primarily, and I prefer to use them in this way, so I won’t be reviewing them as body products! 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Bouncy Bunny Shower Jelly, Refresher Shower Jelly, Beautiful Shower Gel, Rose Jam Shower Gel, Snow Fairy Shower Gel.

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A

 


 

Products>Body>Cleansers

Now, these are all also included in the section for facial cleansers, and I do feel they are primarily meant to be used on the face, so I do not intend to use them for my body. I’m sure this works well for some people, maybe I will try it some day but I doubt it really!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: (I do not use them as body cleansers, so N/A.)

Products I have reviewed from this section: (I do not use them as body cleansers, so N/A.)

 


 

Products>Body>Lotions

These are all vegan, and so I plan to review them all in the future.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Celebrate Body Lotion, Tropical Jungle Lotion

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Body>Hands

From this category, Lemony Flutter, Helping Hands and Elbow grease are all only vegetarian and not vegan, so I will not be trying out those 3! Lush’s other 5 products for the hands are vegan, and I shall be reviewing them all!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: Love and Light Hand Cream


 

Products>Body>Feet

Pink Peppermint, Softy and Elbow Grease are not vegan, so I will not be trying them in the future – I will give the other products in this section a go though!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Massage

I will not be reviewing any products that can’t be used up from Lush, such as tins. I just don’t find them very fun! This means I won’t be reviewing the Oval Tin. 

Soft Coeur and Mange Too are not vegan, so I will not be reviewing them in the future. I will review the rest at some point though. 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: Dirty

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


Products>Body>Shaving

Annoyingly enough, none of the products in this section are vegan apart from the Five O’Clock Whistle shaving cream. I will only be reviewing this product from the shaving section. 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Tints

I don’t think I will be buying any of these any time soon, mainly because I’m not keen on the idea of applying makeup type products to my body. There is definitely a chance I might try them in the future, but not any time soon! 

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Deodorants

I’d love to give all of these products a try!

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A


 

Products>Body>Dusting Powders

Again, I’d love to give all of these products a try.

Products I have purchased and am currently reviewing from this section: N/A

Products I have reviewed from this section: N/A

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That’s all for this post! My next post will be on which of Lush’s facial products I will not be using!

– Storm 🙂