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Lush Love You, Love You Lots Soap Review

Yes yes yes, I’m very aware that this is a really old product from Lush (Valentines Exclusive 2017,) but I’ve only just used it up. Here’s my review – I hope you enjoy!


 

Love You, Love You Lots Soap (100g):

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Rating: 4/5*

Cons:

This was a Valentine’s Day Exclusive product in 2017 – it would be very difficult to get your hands on the soap now and would be even more difficult to stock up on should you happen to fall in love with it!

This is a very girly soap. It is pink, has the word “love” written in it with a heart for the ‘o’ (in translucent cherry red,) is super creamy and smells like soft, powdery roses. That’s not to say that a man couldn’t use and enjoy this soap of course! It just may not be the soap you want to purchase for a man or woman who doesn’t appreciate cute products very much.

The scent, although very soft, is still quite sweet and could become slightly sickly after a while!


Pros:

This soap was pretty creamy. If you have sensitive or dry skin, this soap would be a good one to try. I definitely found this soap to be more calming and soothing on my hands than a lot of other soaps I’ve tried.

‘Love You, Love You Lots’ lathered up really well.

This soap did a great job at cleaning my hands thoroughly.

This is an ADORABLE soap! It is a super cute bubblegum, pastel pink colour, with the word “love” on the top of it, with a heart for the ‘o’. The writing is in transclucent, cherry red. The whole product smells like powdery, soft roses (if that makes any sense!) It has a sweet, soft, floral, rosy scent. The name is really cute too. This is definitely a product for any girly girls who are into everything sweet scented and pink!

This product was gifted to me, and it made a really sweet gift as part of a gift box for Valentines Day!

Even as somebody who isn’t super girly, I think this soap looks really cute. The pink colour is different to any other soaps I’ve seen from Lush so far (or any other company for that matter.) This soap would even look lovely just being on display in the home!

The scent is quite inoffensive, because of how soft it is. It is definitely a feminine scent but it is so light and calming and pretty scented that I don’t think it is a scent that would bother anybody very much.


 

Overall Conclusion:

Overall, this soap was fine. The design was super cute, it smelled pleasant and at the end of the day, it did it’s job at cleaning my hands very well. The entire formulation of the product is inoffensive in general – the scent, the creaminess… I think this would be a really good gift for somebody you appreciates cute and feminine beauty products 🙂

Overall, I rate this soap a 4/5* rating. It was a really really lovely product, but wasn’t anything life changingly special to me. The best part about the soap was the concept – it’s just so flipping cute!

– Storm

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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 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 Snow Fairy Fun Review

This was a 2016 Christmas exclusive item! I hope you enjoy this review!


Snow Fairy Fun (200g):

Rating: 3/5*

Cons:

This was a Christmas Exclusive item from Lush for 2016. This means that it isn’t just readily available, and may not even return for Christmas at Lush this year. If you happen to get your hands on one of these Fun bars, and happen to LOVE it, you’re going to have a difficult time restocking on the stuff!

This stuff is kinda awkward to use. It doesn’t work badly as a shampoo, but it isn’t easy to use as a shampoo either. It doesn’t work badly as a body wash, but it isn’t the easiest thing to use as a body wash. It makes some nice bubbles in the bath, but isn’t the most easy product to break down to form bubbles. It is amazing how multiple purpose Snow Fairy Fun is, but it isn’t very easy to use for any one of those purposes! Basically, Snow Fairy Fun is a little bit difficult to use.

I left my Snow Fairy Fun on the side of my bath tub for the longest amount of time. Each time I’d grab a piece of product to use, a little more water would come into contact with the Fun bar. Over time, this caused the consistency of the Fun bar to become really sticky, moist and incredibly difficult to use fully. This is a product that becomes messy very quickly. You’ve been warned!

The scent of Snow Fairy Fun is identical to the smell of bubblegum. It is funny, because I have never related the scent of Snow Fairy shower gel or Snow Fairy body conditioner to having a bubblegum scent, but the Fun bar definitely does! A super sickly, sweet, traditional bubblegum scent. If you don’t like the sweet scent of bubblegum, this product isn’t the one for you!

Not only was this product not the easiest thing to use in the world, it also wasn’t the most effective. It was sort of an all-round meh product.

This Fun bar comes with some cute paper wings and a wand, so that you can use the Fun bar like modelling clay and make yourself a little Snow Fairy. If however, you do not create a model with your Fun bar right away and instead leave the paper pieces wrapped around the bar as you use it, over time the paper pieces will become quite mushy and sort of meld with the bar itself. Basically, the paper wings and wand becomes a part of the Fun bar itself. If this sounds kinda annoying to you then perhaps this isn’t the Fun bar for you!

I eventually potted my Fun into an old black pot from Lush. While in this pot, the Fun bar sometimes would separate, and there would be a layer of watery oil on top of very thick, very dry Snow Fairy Fun. This is because by the time I potted my Fun bar, it was already more of a very thick liquid rather than a solid. I can’t think of anything to compare the consistency to! Either way, it was very difficult to mix the Fun bar back up into a more usable consistency when this would happen.

If I hadn’t moved the Fun bar into a black pot, the product would have leaked out of its plastic wrapper and all over the side of my bath tub. It was quite a hassle to put my Fun bar into a black pot once the product had already become really sticky and moist!


Pros:

I mostly used Snow Fairy Fun to shave with. It worked just fine to do this with – not perfectly, but just fine. If you are on the hunt for a new shaving cream, maybe this Fun bar would work for you!

I bought this Fun bar during the Boxing Day sales, and only used it up Sunday 8th May. That’s 4-5 months worth of using this product – and I did use it quite frequently! This is a very long lasting product.

The concept, colours and scent of Snow Fairy Fun are really cute! I mean, it’s called Snow Fairy, smells like bubblegum, is pink, white and gold and comes with a set of wings and a wand so that you can build your own Snow Fairy. How cute is that?! This is the type of product that would be absolutely perfect as a gift for a little girly girl – or for any lady who has an inner little girly girl!

Again, this Fun bar is incredibly multi-purpose. You can use it to shampoo your hair, wash your entire body, provide yourself with a nice bubbly bubble bath to bathe, can be used to play with in the bath as a bit of entertainment AND, as I discovered, can be used to shave with! One product that is designed to do practically everything. Everyone needs one of these in their home!

Snow Fairy Fun being so multi-purpose also makes it the perfect product to travel with – at least when it is still a dry product! I brought a different Fun bar with me to Turkey in the, and it was absolutely amazing!

This is a vegan, natural, handmade product from Lush 🙂


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I’m going to miss having a good ol’ Fun bar in the house. They are just so incredibly useful to have around! I haven’t quite got the nack of how best to store them yet though – I know that next time I’m definitely going to make a model before anything else, and then pot the product straight away. I just need to figure out how best to avoid introducing moisture into the product! Perhaps I could wrap most of the product up and put it away somewhere, and just have one segment in use at all times. I don’t know.

This specific Fun bar was quite nice – although the scent was definitely a bit too sweet for me. I also really wasn’t keen on the paper parts that came with this bar, and just found them to be a bit of a pain. I also don’t like that this is an exclusive product.

The concept of Snow Fairy Fun is brilliant though, and the product itself is a travelers best friend!

Overall, I’m going to rate Snow Fairy Fun a 3/5* rating. It was definitely mostly a good product – as I think all Fun bars are. I just wasn’t keen on the scent of it, and I wish they were a little easier to use and a bit more effective!

– Storm

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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