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Lush Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb Review.

Hey guys! Again, I’m sorry for the late review! I’ve been stashing this bath bomb away since my trip to Berlin in February of this year.

Again, this bath bomb become very damp while in my storage, and became somewhat… Warped? It still smelled fine and the only discolouration on the bath bomb was due to ink from its blue paper bag transferring onto it. Regardless, I made sure to use it ASAP after noticing! This will however have affected the performance of this bath bomb, so keep that in mind whilst reading this review.

Also, I realise that it would be a good idea to swish around the bath water and take some photos of the colour that it turns overall, which I will make sure to do in the future!

I hope you enjoy!


Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb Review:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

There are rose petals within this bath bomb, that I was completely unaware about beforehand. I don’t know if they are like this if you use the bath bomb straight after purchasing it while it is still very fresh, but the rose petals for me were very dark brown, dead and honestly, kinda gross. I didn’t like them being in my bath with me at all honestly, and took them out pretty much as soon as I got in. If you don’t like the idea of old bits of flowers floating around your bath tub then perhaps it would be best to give another bath bomb a try!

This was an exclusive bath bomb from from the Valentines day collection early on in this year. This bath bomb is not available all year, which means it’s quite difficult to get your hands on!

The scent of Rose Bombshell is very light, sweet, clean, powdery and floral. If you’re not a big fan of typically feminine scents, you probably won’t like how this one smells.

The scent is also quite strong, so you can’t really get away with taking a bath with this bath bomb if you don’t like the scent very much.

Rose Bombshell turns the bath water a delicious raspberry, bubblegum, summer fruits pink colour. Although I loved my bath water being this shade of pink, I know that a lot of people absolutely hate the colour and find it obnoxious, so steer clear of Rose Bombshell if you’re one of these people!

My bath bomb sank to the bottom of the bath tub straight away and didn’t create much surface bath art, however, this is likely due to me storing the bath bomb for a long time and it becoming damp. I have however read that more and more of Lush’s bath bombs have been performing this way lately, so it could be Lush’s problem that it performed this way for me. Regardless, if you like a really good show in your bath, I’d steer clear of Rose Bombshell if it is released in the future!


Pros:

I personally really like the colour that Rose Bombshell turned my bath water. The colour reminded me a lot of the colour of Robinson’s Summer Fruits Fruit & Barley – a sort of translucent bubblegum, raspberry pink colour. It’s one of the best coloured baths I’ve ever bathed in, and would 100% repurchase this bath bomb just for that bath water colour!

The bath bomb made the bath water feel quite moisturising, without being oily or greasy at all.

I also really enjoyed the scent of Rose Bombshell, and it made the bathroom smell really good for hours and hours after using the bath bomb!

The appearance of this bath bomb is really cute (although my photos definitely do not do it justice!) It’s a spherical pink bath bomb with cute rose patterns on the top of it. Absolutely adorable!

Again, this was a Valentine’s day exclusive, and I think this would definitely make for a romantic bath 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I really enjoyed this bath bomb! It was super cute, and I like me a super cute bath 🙂 If you’re not the sort of person who enjoys embracing your feminine side, you probably won’t be so keen on it. I however love embracing my girly princess side every once in a while!

Overall, I rate Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb a 4/5* rating. I know it’s silly, but those damn rose petals really put me off, but without them the bath water was fairly simple and its properties weren’t all that amazing. Based on the colour alone though, I’d definitely give Rose Bombshell a 5 star rating!

I’d definitely recommend grabbing one of these bath bombs should Lush release them again at some point (if you enjoy girly baths!) 🙂

– Storm

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Lush Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb Review.

Okay guys, I know, this is a bath bomb from back in March, and I’ve done an absolutely terrible job by having not used it until just a couple of weeks ago. Hey, at least I bought the bath bomb to help support a good cause!

Anyway, this was a bath bomb created to help raise money for the charity Reprieve, who were working hard to help bring Andy Tsege home – an innocent man who had been kidnapped and imprisoned in Ethiopia for 1,000 days on the 20th March of this year.

Before I review ‘Buy One, Set One Free’, I must mention that this bath bomb did become damp while in storage, and I used it as soon as I noticed. This means the bath bomb didn’t perform how it was originally intended to – so bare that in mind when reading this review!

Here is my review for the bath bomb 🙂


Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb:

 

Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

I didn’t find the scent of this bath bomb to be very distinctive. It had sort of a mix of different scent families combined into one, which made it smell a bit confusing to me! If you like very distinctive scents in your bath products, you may not be too fond of the scent of this one.

This bath bomb doesn’t look very exciting. It’s just a very inoffensive, pale orange spherical bath bomb, with a little trip of paper sticking out of the side with information about Andy Tsege and the Reprieve charity on it.

This was an exclusive bath bomb released by Lush around March of this year (2017.) If you really like this bath product, it’s going to be very difficult to stock up on!

I personally wasn’t very keen on the scent of ‘Buy One, Set One Free’ itself. It had a very very sweet, spicy and heady scent to it. It also smelled somewhat smoky and earthy to me. To me the scent was quite strong and again, quite confusing!

This bath bomb left my bath water a yellow colour. I know a LOT of people aren’t keen when a bath bomb turns their bath water yellow – you lot have been warned!

The bit of paper in the bath bomb is a bit of a pain. I only remembered about it last minute when draining my bath water, and it almost got stuck in my drain! It was obviously also wet, so I felt like I couldn’t put it in the recycling and had to throw it away, which I feel is something that goes against Lush’s ethics.


Pros:

Bottom line, this bath bomb was created to support a noble cause, and I think that is more important than how much a person is going to like the product itself honestly. I personally bought this bath bomb purely because it would feel wrong to have not done so! I mean, you get to contribute money toward a good cause, all the while getting a bath bomb as a reward for doing so. Can’t complain with that really!

The scent may not have been entirely to my liking, however it was definitely at least a strong scent! I know a lot of people dislike when Lush products smell weak.

Despite the bath bomb becoming damp in my storage, it held up pretty well honestly, so it’s a well made bath bomb.

I think the colour of the bath bomb is cute – probably because orange has always been one of my favourite colours!

I also actually liked the colour this bath bomb turned my bath water. The colour reminded me of a mix between pineapple and apple juice, or maybe a tropical juice… I found it refreshing!

‘Buy One, Set One Free’ is a vegan bath bomb! 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t objectively be that fond of this bath bomb, however I was subjectively. If you just care about a bath bomb for the bath bomb, and ethics don’t really concern you too much, then you could very well not like this bath product all that much. If however a good cause and ethics are something that you’re very conscientious about those things, then you’re going to love this bath bomb.

Overall, I’m going to rate Buy One, Set One Free Bath Bomb a 5/5* rating. Personally, the fact that purchasing this bath bomb donates money to a good charity that aims to help other people, and the fact that you get rewarded a Lush bath bomb for doing so are the main factors about this product to me.

Sorry for the ridiculously late review and I’m sorry that I didn’t bring this review to you guys while the bath bomb was still on sale! I hope you enjoyed the review regardless 🙂

– 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 Magic Bubbles Bubble Bar Review

Okay guys, so this is a bubble bar I actually purchased back in late October / early November in 2016. It was a very exclusive item at the time, and I got hold of it by visiting the Oxford Street Lush store and asking a sales assistant which of their products were the most new and exclusive. I remember her saying that the Magic Bubbles bubble bar was a Kitchen item, and they they had only brought it into the store that same day. Sorry that I left it so long to write the review – it actually took forever to use up!


Magic Bubbles Bubble Bar:

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Rating: 4/5*



Cons:

Bath 1 using ‘Magic Bubbles’.

This bubble bar takes a while to use up! I got 3 uses out of mine. This is probably more likely to be considered a pro to most people, but for me it was actually a bit of a pain! I have so many bath products to use up as it is, so one product lasting a long time just makes needing to use up so many products seem even more overwhelming! If you’re not a patient person, maybe this isn’t the bubble bar for you!

The bubbles that this bubble bar produces are pretty bubbly, but not extremely so. The bubbles also seem to pretty quickly whilst in the bath. If you like super bubbly baths, try a different bubble bar!

This is a bit of a girly bubble bar! The reason the product is called ‘Magic Bubbles’ is because the bubbles begin to turn pink whilst in the bath. I’m not sure how this happens, but it really does! Regardless, some less feminine people may find this product to be slightly too feminine for their tastes.

This is a SUPER exclusive product! I don’t think it has ever been a permanent line product, and I personally have never seen it released in the Lush Kitchen. I’ve only ever seen it once – which was the time I purchased it in the Oxford Street store last October / November. This means that if you get your hands on one of these bubble bars and happen to really, really enjoy it, you’re going to have a difficult time stocking up on them!

The scent of this product is a soft, sweet, musky, green, floral, violet scent. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea then I’d steer clear of this one!


Pros:

Bath 2 using ‘Magic Bubbles’.

I think this bubble bar smelled absolutely lovely! The scent is primarily that of violets, and reminded me a lot of the Parma Violet sweets. It also has a grassy sort-of scent to it, perhaps because of the geranium oil in the product. Either way, I thought this bubble bar smelled really, really good!

Although the bubbles never seemed to hang around for too long, they bubbles produced were generally quite fluffy. Remember, this is quite a small bubble bar and I did manage to get 3 baths out of it, so the bubbles it produces must be fairly decent!

I really like the colour that the bath water is left after using this bubble bar. It is slightly different each time – I personally ended up with 2 light indigo baths, and one violet. If you quite enjoy bluey-purple colours baths, this is one for you to try!

The bubbles turning pink was very pretty!

I found that when I used this bubble bar, the bath water would always feel pretty moisturising. I definitely enjoy moisturising baths myself!


Overall Conclusion:

Bath 3 using ‘Magic Bubbles’

Overall, I did really enjoy this bubble bar. It left the water feeling and looking lovely, and each use provided plenty of bubbles. The bubbles would disappear pretty quickly, but that’s not something I personally mind too much – actually, it is something I think I quite enjoy! It certainly makes it easier for me to wash my hair and body in the bath when I’m not surrounded by bubbles!

Overall, I’m going to rate this bubble bar a 4/5* rating. It did its job (to produce bubbles) very well, and I think it smelled really lovely! The fact that this bubble bar is so difficult to get hold of is what made me give it a 4/5* rating rather than a 5/5* rating.

– Storm

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Lush Yog Log Roulade Review

Good morning my lovelies and welcome to this blog post!

Today’s review is of a product that isn’t THAT appropriate for this season. It was a Christmas exclusive product last year, but I’ve only just finished up my piece and really want to review it while it is still fresh in my mind! Sorry for the randomness!

Remember, I always review Lush products AFTER having used up the entire product, so that I have a well informed opinion before I write a review!

I hope you enjoy 🙂


 

Yog Log Roulade:

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This stuff runs out so fast, and is really expensive. I bought a piece of Yog Log Roulade that was big enough to cut into 8 slices, and it cost me around £13 – in the half price Boxing Day sale! So, 8 pretty thin slices of this stuff (size of slice shown in photo) would have normally cost me £26. Each slice lasted around 2 or 3 days as a hand soap in me and my partner’s bathroom sink. I just personally found this product to be a luxury, and not the sort of thing anyone would want to buy to use on a regular basis!

Yog Log Roulade was an exclusive product for the Christmas season in 2016, and is no longer available to buy. It may not even become available for the Christmas season this year, so it has very limited availability! If you do happen to get your hands on some of this product, and happen to fall in love with it, you’re going to have a tough time stocking up on the stuff!

I didnt like the colour of Yog Log Roulade. ‘Yog Nog’, the soap version of this roulade, had a creamy, orangey, mustard yellow colour to it, whereas Yog Log had a more biscuity, beige brown colour to it. It didn’t look that appealing to me personally!

I didn’t like the scent of Yog Log as much as that of Yog Nog either. It had a sort of creamy, biscuity scent, mixed in with the scent of play dough. If you want to purchase Yog Log because you love the scent of Yog Nog then don’t – they do not smell the same!

This is a pretty messy soap product, because of how soft and buttery it is. Pieces of the product would cling to sides of my sink as I’d wash my hands, which was pretty annoying.

The texture of Yog Log might not be something that everyone likes. It has a slightly grainy, creamy, buttery texture. I quite enjoyed the texture but I do know some people who hate anything that they consider to feel “slimy”, which they may find this product to be!

This is, supposedly, an incredibly moisturising soap. I however did not find this to be the case. I didn’t find this soap to be incredibly drying, but I definitely didn’t find it to be moisturising.


Pros:

The scent of Yog Log Roulade is sweet, biscuity and creamy. It is quite a nice scent!

The whole experience of using Yog Log feels like a luxurious treat, which is always nice! It has a sweet and creamy scent, a buttery texture – it is a very decadent product, and with a price to match! This is a really nice soap to use as a treat 🙂

I think the overall appearance of the product and how it is put together is really fun. It reminds me of a delicious Swiss Roll cake! Lovely!

I like the colour of wax that is used on the outside of Yog Log. It is a nice, bright, sunny yellow colour!

This is certainly a unique soap. I have never used a soap like this in my life, and it was definitely a fun novelty!


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I’m not really sure what I think of this product. While using it I was sure that it was a product I really enjoyed, but looking back, I’m not sure if it was really quite as good as I thought it was!

I think bottom line, this is a luxury product. It makes a terrible everyday sort of soap, because it just doesn’t last long as all and is a bit messy – and is also REALLY expensive! If used as a luxury product though – like how I used my Yog Log up in just a few weeks, then this soap provides a really lovely experience for the user.

Overall, I’m going to rate this product a 4/5* rating. It did its job well, and was a lovely and luxurious product to use, but it just wasn’t quite enough to get a 5 star rating from me!

– Storm

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Lush Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water Review

Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water (100g):

Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

I wasn’t the MOST keen on this toner water if I’m honest with you! The second ingredient in this toner is Fresh Sea Water, which contains aound 1/30th of salt. That may not seem like much, especially considering that Fresh Sea Water isn’t even the first ingredient in this toner water, however it is something I noticed with when using this product. I have very sensitive skin in general, because I have acne and also have an annoying picking habit, which made using this toner actually a little painful. Using this toner would cause a slight burning sensation on my face – not nice! If you have sensitive skin, acne or often have open wounds on your face, this is NOT the toner for you! It will hurt!

I’ve tried all of Lush’s toners before trying this one, and this is the toner that left my face with the least clean of a feeling. My face, by no means, would feel dirty after using this toner. It would just not feel fully fresh I suppose!


Pros:

This toner made an absolutely fantastic cleanser (both by itself and used after cleansing or after rinsing off a face mask, to get rid of excess residue!) This is by far Lush’s best toner for getting rid of any excess dirt, makeup or residue of any sort from the face! It is extremely clarifying and no matter how thoroughly I would cleanse beforehand, a cotton round with Breath Of Fresh Air toner applied to it would always remove extra dirt from my face!

This toner lasted me a really good long time, was very affordable and has a long time before its expiry date. My toner water was made on the 11/04 this year, and I just finished it up today on the 14/07 – so a 100g bottle of the stuff lasted me just over 3 months! I use this toner extremely regularly – twice a day, and use plenty each time! The expiry date for my bottle is 11/06/18, so you have 1 year and 2 months to use up this toner (more than enough time!)

I really like the scent of this toner. To me it smells fresh, like a beach holiday all contained in a bottle. It really does smell wonderful!

Breath Of Fresh Air does its job really well as a toner. My skin would be cleaner, my pores would appear smaller, my skin would feel less tight and my skin would appear more plump and youthful after using this toner. It really does do its job well, considering the product is mostly made from water!

Although I found the salt in the product to be irritating, salt is known to be anti-bacterial, which would actually be beneficial for spots or wounds. So, although the toner may burn a bit to use, it isn’t actually harmful towards skin problems at all.


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I think this toner was okay. I really like the concept of it – it smells identical to the Sea Monster Fun to me – a scent that always reminds me of being on a seaside holiday somewhere warm. It also cleanses really well and overall, does its job well. It did sting my face though, and it didn’t make my skin “feel” super clean – I could definitely feel product left behind on my skin after using the toner. Also, although I know this toner was technically good for my acne, I haven’t noticed my acne being significantly better recently. In fact, very recently my acne has actually been pretty bad. I do think this toner helps, just not THAT significantly!

Overall, I’m going to rate this toner 4/5* rating. It is a decent toner and works really, really well! Incredibly so! I just hate the feeling of having product on my face after having used it.

– Storm


 

I have officially now tried all of Lush’s currently available toners! As of 14/07/17, Eau Roma Water is my official favourite, and I’ll be sure to pick up a big bottle of the stuff once I have the money to do so, as that works out as being best value for money!