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Lush Twilight Shower Gel Review

Okay guys, I’m super excited to finally be writing this review! This is such a hyped-up product, and in my opinion that is for very good reason. Last year I was lucky enough to be gifted a £100 Lush gift card for Christmas, and so I bought this shower gel last year in the Boxing Day sale at the Oxford Street store. I’ve only just completely used it up (I’ve been trying to get through so many different body washes at the same time!) So it lasted me just under a year!

I hope you enjoy this review 🙂

(Picture taken from Lush UK site.) 


Twilight Shower Gel (100g) :

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

The scent of this shower gel genuinely relaxes me and makes me feel kinda sleepy – which can be a problem if you want to use it in the daytime! This definitely isn’t a pick-me-up or wake-up sort of shower gel.

The lavender scent in the shower gel is pretty strong, so if you’re not a fan of lavender I would really steer clear of this one altogether.

The scent is REALLY STRONG. I know a lot of people prefer mildly scented shower gels – this shower gel does NOT have a mild scent at all.

I don’t know that I ever particularly noticed the shower gel’s scent clinging to my skin very much after using it.


Pros:

I love this shower gel. It’s relaxing, calming, soothing… The scent is like receiving a big hug before bed. I recommend at least giving it a go because wow, I really liked this one!

The colour of Twilight shower gel is beautiful. It is a deep purple colour.

Twilight lathers up beautifully. I’d only need to apply the smallest drop of shower gel to my shower pouf, and it would often be enough to wash my entire body with (and I’m super thorough!) Sometimes I would have to add another small dot of shower gel onto my shower pouf once I had reached my waist, but there would always be lather left behind on the shower pouf when I had done cleaning myself.

Using Twilight will leave your bathroom smelling absolutely gorgeous all day and all night, and pretty much for as long as Twilight is the last cleansing product you used in the bathroom!

There is a real sweetness to the shower gel’s scent, making it not quite so in-your-face of a lavender scent as it would be otherwise. If you imagine mixing the scent of a freshly baked cake with the scent of lavender, that’s the way Twilight smells to me. Like a lavender cake.

The name of this shower gel… Ugh! It’s just so beautiful, mysterious, sleepy, calming and comforting.

When I was a kid, I was very into integrating the night sky into my bedtime. I had a teddy who wore a night hat and pyjammas, completely covered in glow-in-the-dark moons and stars. I also had dark blue bed sheets with dark yellow, bohemian style moons and stars all over them. My mother has always been a huge fan of lavender, and would get me to rub my fingers on lavender plants to smell them when I was a kid. Twilight shower gel brings back those precious, nostalgic, comforting childhood memories for me, through its name, its colour and through its beautiful scent.

Twilight shower gel works very well. It always left me feeling super clean, smooth and slightly moisturised after using it.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I am utterly baffled as to why this isn’t available year-round, as Lush would make a massive profit by doing so! I do know that some people hate Twilight, but I’m fairly certain that the vast majority of people feel the same way as me – this shower gel is incredible.

The scent is an absolute dream. It’s feminine, delicate, complex, sweet, rich, has just the right amount of headiness to it, is nostalgic, relaxing… The scent IS very strong, but that’s something I don’t mind much, and definitely isn’t enough to prevent me from wanting to use more of this shower gel in the future.

This is like, quite possibly my favourite body cleansing product that I have used from Lush to date… Okay, I also REALLY enjoyed Rose Jam – I’m not sure which of the two I enjoyed more at the moment!

Anyways, I don’t know what else to say about Twilight Shower Gel. It’s pretty obvious that I’m absolutely in love with it!

Overall, I’m going to rate this shower gel a 5/5* rating. I just think it’s such an amazing product – it’s only genuine faults are that it makes me feel sleepy when I inhale it (and sometimes I don’t want to feel sleepy) and that the scent doesn’t cling to my skin more after using it.  It’s such an incredibly product that it still gets a clear 5* rating from me! I mean, who doesn’t want to use a shower gel that makes them feel like they’re receiving a nice hug? 😀

– Storm

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Lush Serendipity Soap Review

I was lucky enough for my partner to gift me the Relax More gift set from Lush for our anniversary back on the 19th August! This soap came within the gift set. In the little information booklet that comes with the gift set, the soap is called ‘Serendipity’ however the name has now been changed to ‘Lavender Vida Loca’ on Lush’s site – although the ingredients list is identical so I believe they are exactly the same product. Regardless, this is a review for Serendipity 🙂

– A side note: I didn’t take a photo of this soap while I had it, but I can upload a stock photo of it if requested! 🙂


Serendipity Soap:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

There are little dried lavender flowers in the top layer of this bar of soap. These little flowers fall out into the sink and on your hands as you use the bar. I personally HATED these little lavender flowers! When wet and by themselves, they look like those little skinny light brown moths! I definitely do not like it to look like bugs are all over my sink and hands 😦

The scent fades a LOT the more you use the soap. If you don’t like when a soap’s scent fades, I’d definitely try a different one.

Like pretty much all of Lush’s soaps, Serendipity will break into lots of separate pieces when it gets toward the end of its days. These little pieces are certainly much more of a pain to use up than when the bar is one solid block.

I found this soap to be very slightly drying on my hands.

This soap clearly has a very floral scent to it. I know a lot of people can’t stand the scent of florals so if you’re one of those people, steer clear of Serendipity!


Pros:

The colours of this soap are absolutely gorgeous. The main creamy layer of the soap is a light lilac colour, whereas the top translucent layer of the soap is more of a dark magenta colour. Either way, this soap looks absolutely stunning, especially for a purple lover like myself! This is definitely a very pretty soap to look at 🙂

I love the scent of Serendipity overall. I think lavender smells lovely. This soap has such a relaxing scent to it, it’s hard for me to resist!

This soap will clean your hands really well 🙂

I think the creamy layer of soap that Serendipity has makes it less drying than most soaps are, and causes the soap to create more of a creamy lather than a super bubbly lather.

The appearance of Serendipty is really pleasing to the eye – it looks like some sort of berry flavoured cheesecake to me!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really enjoyed using this soap. I think it was a lovely gift from my partner, and is definitely one of my more preferred soaps from Lush’s collection. The colours and scent of Serendipity are absolutely gorgeous, and the whole soap looks like a slice of some sort of berry cheesecake!

The little bits that fall out of the soap really did drive me insane, although, this only happened for as long as the soap had that translucent layer on the top of it (as that’s where the dried lavender flowers are embedded,) which faded away fairly quickly as it is a much thinner layer than the creamy layer of the soap.

Overall, I rate Serendipity either a 4 or 5 star rating. I really loved the soap, but it did have some annoying flaws in it! I think I’m going to have to rate it 4/5 stars, because it could do with a couple of improvements here and there.

I do recommend that you give this soap a try if you like the smell of lavender though!

– Storm

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Lush New Shampoo Bar Review

New Shampoo Bar:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This shampoo bar doesn’t leave your hair feeling COMPLETELY cleansed. What I mean by this is that although it does leave your hair clean, it also seems to add something back into your hair. I don’t know if it’s the glycerine or the oils within this shampoo bar, but I know some people just want their hair to feel super squeaky clean when they are done with shampooing!

The scent isn’t sweet, fruity or foodsy. The scent of New is quite green, minty and spicy. It has a very fresh scent, with hints of earthy and woodsy scents thrown in there. I know some people aren’t drawn to these sorts of scents!

I found that the New shampoo bar did stick quite a bit to the surface that I would lay it on once I was done using it in the shower (I rested it on top of a shower jelly lid.) This would leave behind quite a bit of sticky shampoo bar residue, and was quite annoying!


Pros:

I personally think the way that New shampoo bar leaves your hair feeling is REALLY nice! It leaves your hair feeling slightly conditioned, which is something I personally appreciate 🙂 I found that the shampoo bar being fairly moisturising also meant that my hair would be more smooth, tame and manageable after washing my hair!

This is a really refreshing shampoo bar. The mint and spices in New make your scalp feel super fresh, and the scents that this bar gives off are just what anyone needs to help them wake up and feel energized!

New has a little wooden stick embedded in the top of the bar, that says #BeCrueltyFree on it. I think this is a really cute addition to the shampoo bar, and is something that you can keep afterwards if you’re insanely sentimental like I am…

Most importantly, New shampoo bar does its job! This shampoo bar always cleaned my hair as much as any other shampoo would do which, ultimately, is what is the purpose of a shampoo is in the first place.

The scent is very unisex in my opinion. Many of Lush’s products carry scents that can be very obviously geared toward females, by being stereotypically sweet, foodsy and fruity scented. That isn’t the case with New shampoo bar, which I think is fantastic!

New shampoo bar lathers up absolutely amazingly.

Shampoo bars always last a pretty good amount of time before they are completely used up, and this one is no different. It lasted me and my partner absolutely ages!



Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think New shampoo bar is definitely a very good option if you’re looking to try a new shampoo. It isn’t an absolutely perfect product, but I do think it is pretty amazing, especially for a shampoo! It just always left my hair feeling so amazing and more conditioned than most shampoos leave my hair, and made my hair overall feel really healthy.

Overall, I rate New shampoo bar a 5/5* rating. Again, it wasn’t absolutely perfect, but it was good enough to warrant this rating!

I’d highly recommend giving this product a try if you haven’t done so already 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt Review

Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt:

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This bath bomb was super moisturising. As in, it was a little bit TOO moisturising. There was so much melted cocoa butter in the bath that the bath water was super greasy. The melted cocoa butter would mix with any dirt and dry skin on my body, and create this soapy residue, that clung to my skin and the sides of the bath tub. If this sounds a little nasty to you, perhaps you should give this bath product a miss!

This bath product is SUPER GLITTERY! You WILL get gold lustre all over your hands and anything that your hands touch once you have held Golden Egg. My phone case is still absolutely covered in golden lustre after using the Golden Egg last night! Don’t try Golden Egg if this sounds like a bit of a nuisance to you.

The show for Golden Egg wasn’t extremely impressive. The bath product fizzed away very slowly and softly, releasing golden lustre, yellow colorant, creamy foam and cocoa butter into the bath water. This is a relaxing bath bomb. If you are looking to be completely blown away, I’d give a different bath product a try!

This is an exclusive product for Lush’s Easter range! If you happen to love it, you’re going to have a difficult time stocking up on this bath product during other times of the year!

Golden Egg’s scent is really, really sickly! It is a vanilla, sweet, burnt toffee, creamy, perfumey sort of a scent. If you don’t like perfumey toffee scents, steer clear my friend!

The ultimate bath water that Golden Egg left my bath water was a yellow colour, with a slightly green tinge to it. I know a lot of people who do not like bath products that turn their bath water yellow – you’ve been warned!


Pros:

I received Golden Egg as a gift – and it made such a lovely gift 🙂 It is such a popular bath bomb – it feels amazing to be able to use one of the most popular Lush products of all time!

I think the lustre on Golden Egg is gorgeous. I even like that my phone case is now covered in the stuff. I always take a shower after I have a bath to rinse off any excess product, and even after doing so VERY thoroughly, I still found a subtle lustre on my skin 🙂 It made me feel like a sparkly Goddess!

I really like the scent of Golden Egg. It is very sickly, but I can’t resist it! I’m a sucker for caramel, syrupy, toffee, fudgy sorts of scents. If you are too then you are going to absolutely LOVE the smell of this bath product!

I remember sitting in the bath tub, and thinking about how awesome the bath water looked. I don’t know if anyone else had one of these as a kid, but the water looked like the glittery water sometimes found within a water snake. I’ll attach a picture to one below… Anyways, it looked awesome!

I felt so clean and moisturised after my bath with Golden Egg. The cocoa butter softened up my skin so much, that any even slightly dry skin was completely washed off when it came to washing my body. The cocoa butter also made my skin feel super lovely and moisturised once out of the bath. If you want your skin to feel super fresh, soft, healthy and moisturised, using Golden Egg is a really great way to achieve that feeling!

Golden Egg is so cute! It is an egg covered in golden lustre for God’s sake. How bloody adorable is that?!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I’m not entirely sure of what I actually think of the Golden Egg. It is extremely popular, and was a gift to me, so I definitely FEEL as though I’m supposed to absolutely love it. It was just so, so oily… I found myself scraping the buttery residue off of my skin almost constantly while I was in the bath, and what I would scrape off was REALLY nasty. The butter would just completely remove all old, dry skin from my body, as well as any dirt whatsoever, so the scraped off residue was just… Really gross.

That residue would then go on to cling to the sides of my bath. I almost always wash my hair, then my hands, then face and then body in the bath water, and then shower afterwards just to rinse off any leftover product. I couldn’t do that in the water that Golden Egg produced. I was fine to initially wet my face/hair with the water, but wouldn’t want to use to bath water to then rinse out any shampoo etc too – I had to do this using the shower head.  The residue along the sides of the bath was so nasty, that there was only one unaffected spot along the side of the bath tub which I could lean on!

I also wasn’t keen on the overall show of Golden Egg – although I wouldn’t actually say it was bad. It just wasn’t really anything that amazed me. I wan’t that happy with the colour that it left my bath water, and the scent was also a little bit too much for me I think

There were a lot of things I loved about Golden Egg though. I was cool with the lustre – it wasn’t problematic for me whatsoever, and I actually really enjoyed its inclusion in Golden Egg a lot. It gave the bath water a really lovely appearance overall. The toffee-ness of the scent was also absolutely lovely. One of the most important things, is how the bath product actually made me physically feel – and it did absolute wonders for my skin. Honestly, I don’t think my skin has ever felt so amazing after having taken a bath! Plus, this was such a cute product in general!

I’m finding it difficult to rate this bath product. Overall, I’m going to rate it a 3/5* rating. It was definitely more of a positive experience than a negative one, but this bath bomb was just way too buttery for my liking!

If I could put up with the negative sides of such a buttery bath, then I’d absolutely adore this bath bomb. I just really couldn’t!

– Storm

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Lush Refresher Shower Jelly Review

Refresher Shower Jelly (100g):

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

Toward the end of its days, this shower jelly was extremely difficult to lather up. This was only really for the final time or two that I used the jelly, but I was really surprised with how little lather was coming from the jelly at this point.

Shower jellies are SUPER difficult to use up before their use by date – or at least Refresher was! I don’t fully remember when I received my Refresher jelly – I believe it was some time during the first week or two of January 2016. Its use by date was 15/02/17. I only managed to use this guy up yesterday – 17/05/17! It’s difficult to use up because you generally need such a small amount of product to wash your entire body with. If you aren’t cool with using products past their use-by date, maybe this jelly isn’t for you!

Refresher is a straight up lemon scented product. If you aren’t into citrus scents then you’re not going to like the smell of Refresher.


Pros:

I think Refresher Shower Jelly smells absolutely divine. It smells just like lemon sherbet sweets! It really does smell incredible!

This shower jelly lasts a really long time. You definitely get value for money when it comes to this product!

The appearance of Refresher is gorgeous! It is a bright, deep yellow colour, and is full of yellow lustre!

I found this Shower Jelly to be really moisturising! I think it is definitely more moisturising than some of Lush’s other body wash products. If you have dry skin or just love a moisturising body wash, give Refresher a try!

Everything about this shower jelly is super positive and uplifting. I personally received Refresher from my partner, as part of a gift set called ‘Happiness’. The occasion was very cheerful and uplifting in itself, and using a bright yellow,  lustre filled, lemon scented jelly type product, straight out of the fridge, called ‘Refresher’, first thing in the morning just really added to the entire feel of the product. It is just… Such a happy product! It’s like Lush injected some positive vibes into this jelly.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really enjoyed this product – a lot! Many people find shower jellies difficult to use, but I never had this problem at all. I just would take the jelly out of its pot, rub it onto a wet shower pouf and voila. Easy!

I think Refresher is such a happy jelly! It would be quite a difficult product to not love in my opinion.

Overall, I’m going to rate Refresher a 5/5* rating, but only just! I’m actually not the BIGGEST fan of lemon scents – I don’t dislike them at all, but I can find them to be a bit “much” sometimes. I couldn’t really give Refresher any lower than 5 stars though – it really is an amazing product, and is strangely underrated!

– Storm

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Lush Sugar Scrub Shower Scrub Review

Sugar Scrub Shower Scrub:

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This sugar scrub was extremely abrasive to use! Sometimes after scrubbing my legs and arms, I would find little red streaks on my skin where I had used the scrub. If you have sensitive skin, DEFINITELY do not try this scrub!

After using this sugar scrub a few times, it had become rather damp and started to disintegrate. Any part of the scrub that this had happened to became a gel-like consistency, rather than a scrub – the gel was hardly scrubby at all! I think this is because of the scrub being made of sugar, so the scrub easily dissolves into water and combines to form a gel. If you’d prefer a hardier, more resilient scrub, I’d give on of Lush’s salt scrubs a try!

Sugar Scrub has a very herbal scent to it – it smells like fennel, lavender, ginger and slightly zesty. It predominantly smells like fennel and lavender though. I know a lot of people who really are not keen on those sorts of scents!

I didn’t really find that this scrub did THAT much for my skin. It never left my skin extremely soft, smooth or moisturised or anything like that. It wasn’t a mind-blowing product whatsoever.

I found Sugar Scrub to be a little messy, because of the fact that it would dissolve and form that gel-like substance between baths. I kept mine in the lid of a square Lush tin on the side of my bath tub. If you don’t like messy products, I’d give Sugar Scrub a miss!



Pros:

This is a really natural scrub. It’s mostly just sugar and oils. All the ingredients in this product are beneficial to the user to some way or another. It’s nice to know that you’re using such a natural product to exfoliate with 🙂

I really like the colour of Sugar Scrub! It is green, and makes me feel more like I’m using a very natural product that is good for my skin.

Sugar Scrub does work – toward the end of the product, I only had enough scrub left to exfoliate one of my legs. The scrubbed one was definitely felt much more smooth and silky than the unscrubbed one.

The scent of Sugar Scrub is very fresh.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I thought this scrub was just fine. It was fresh smelling and appearing product, and did its job (most of the time.) Sometimes the scrub would become too dissolved to work effectively as a scrub, and sometimes it would have the opposite problem, and feel far too harsh on my skin.

Although I enjoyed the freshness of Sugar Scrub’s scent, I’m not the biggest fan of the smell of fennel to be honest.

I don’t really have much more to say about it. It was a little boring to be honest, and wasn’t the best scrub I have used from Lush thus far. I’m going to rate this scrub a 3/5* rating – it did work for the most part, it just could really use some improvements here and there!

– Storm

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Lush Let The Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser Review

I’m so gutted that I’ve finished this cleanser up! It was such a pleasure to use. I bought it using a gift card during the Boxing Day sale last year, and I only just finished it yesterday, so it has lasted me around 4 1/2 months in total! I hope you enjoy my review 🙂


Let The Good Times Roll Fresh Cleanser (100g):

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This product smells so good. If you find it difficult to resist things that smell absolutely incredible, well, you may find yourself accidentally trying to taste this cleanser… I wish I was joking, but I genuinely licked this cleanser… On more than one occasion… It didn’t even taste bad! After watching tons of videos where YouTubers describe their first impressions of this product on cleanser, I know I’m not the only one who has tried to steal a taste!

I know this cleanser lasted me a while, but it didn’t feel long enough honestly. You’re going to feel like this product runs out really quickly, because it is such a nice product to use that you’re just going to want it to last forever!

Okay, if this stuff gets in your eye, even just a little bit of it, you’re screwed. Okay, not screwed, but your eyes will really, really hurt. The consistency of this cleanser is pretty much like sand, so just imagine little grains of damp sand in your eyes… Not very pleasant. If you have sensitive eyes then perhaps you should give a different Lush cleanser a try.

The scent of this cleanser is super sweet, and is definitely the sort of scent that after continuous use, most people will probably start to find quite sickly. If you don’t like super sweet scents then steer clear of LLGTR!

This cleanser has a great consistency in general, but sometimes it is difficult to know how much product you need to get the desired scrubbiness. I would apply some of the cleanser to my face, begin scrubbing it around and after just 20 seconds or so, I’d find that I needed to apply more cleanser to my face. I like to rub my cleanser into my skin for around 90 seconds, to make sure I’m making full use of all of those good properties of the cleanser. If you’re not into the idea of having to re-apply your cleanser whilst cleansing, try a different cleanser 🙂

This is a very foody cleanser. Some people might not like rubbing a food-like product onto their face!


Pros:

This cleanser will make your face baby soft, silky smooth and feel super moisturised. The texture of my skin was instantly improved upon using this product – any bumps were just completely smoothed out. My skin always, ALWAYS felt AMAZING after using this cleanser! If you want your facial skin to feel amazing, try this cleanser!

The smell of this cleanser is so lovely – it’s always nice to cleanse your face with something that smells good! It smells like digestive biscuits, gingerbread, popcorn, caramel… All good things! I like the thought of my face smelling like sweet biscuits 🙂

A massive pro for me is that this cleanser doesn’t really get stuck in your hairline. I find that with a lot of Lush cleansers, little bits will get stuck in my hairline, but that doesn’t happen with LLTGR at all! If this is something you have had trouble with in the past with Lush’s cleansers, try this one!

This cleanser does a great job of actually cleansing my skin! 😀

I quite like the name of this product. ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ just sounds so positive!

This is a vegan cleanser.

This cleanser lasts quite a good amount of time! It lasted me 4 1/2 months before I used it all up. I admit that I have also been using a few other cleansers during that time, but I have predominantly been using LLTGR!

I find this fresh cleanser so easy to make a mixture with. What I do is wet my face and hands fully. I then grab a fairly small blob of cleanser, and place it into the palm of my hand. I use any left-over droplets of water on my fingers and hand to mix the cleanser into a smooth, even texture. Once I’ve achieved this, I just apply it to my face! I rub it around for 90 seconds, and then rinse it off. Perfection!

Okay, this kinda shouldn’t be a pro because it isn’t something you should do, but this cleanser tastes pretty good…

I really like the texture of LLGTR! The smell of it and texture of it genuinely makes me feel like I am rubbing crushed up Biscoff biscuits onto my face! Super fun! 🙂

This cleanser technically expired on the 2nd March, but it has been absolutely find to use for an additional 2 months and a week after this date. If you’re worried about your product going off then as long as you are using it continuously, you don’t have anything to worry about! The scent, appearance, texture and effectiveness of my cleanser didn’t change at all for the entire duration that I used it for.

The ingredients of this cleanser are pretty natural!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this cleanser was amazing! It made my face feel incredible, and it smelt really good! I loved the consistency of it too 🙂

I’m going to rate this cleanser a 5/5* rating!

I know I’ve been giving everything a 5/5* rating recently – I guess I’ve just been using some really good products up! My ratings are definitely honest though, and take into account all the pros and cons of the product. My face has just possibly never ever felt as amazing after cleansing as it does after using Let The Good Times Roll! I would HIGHLY recommend trying this cleanser. I know it seems a little gimmicky and even hyped up, but it is with very good reason! This truly is a very good cleanser 🙂

– Storm