Top 5 products for beginners

Hi guys, I thought this would be a really fun post to write and I thought it would be helpful to any beginner lushies who are maybe a little overwhelmed at the vast selection of products! Here are my top 5 products for beginners, that get you the most for your money and allow you to truly feel the full Lush experience!

#1 Intergalactic bath bomb

This is one of Lush’s most iconic bath bombs and it’s definitely one that people think of when they think of Lush. It smells gorgeous and emulates that “Lush shop” scent. It’s packed full of lustre, creates incredible bath art and it leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. This is 100% something that I keep coming back to again and again. If you’re looking for a full-on Lush bath, then this is the bath bomb for you!

#2 The Comforter bubble bar

Bubble bars are great for when you don’t want to break the bank. The Comforter is under £5 and, depending on how bubbly you like your bath, you can get up to eight uses out of this (maybe more, who knows?). The Comforter is really soothing, with Bergamot Oil and a blackcurrant scent, so it’s ideal for a relaxing night time soak. It bubbles up super well, so a little goes a long way, Just crumble a bit of this under running water and watch the water bubble and turn a deep pink!

#3 Rainbow Fun

This is such a fun product that has so many uses! Use under running water for loads of bubbles, use as a soap/wash on your body or sculpt it into something amazing! With 7 colours comes 7 different coloured baths (or use all at once if you prefer!). This is definitely a bank account saver as well, as this stuff lasts for ages and ages! It smells absolutely divine and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed. This is a must-have for lushies!

#4 A big ass bottle of shower gel of your choice (my personal favourite is Happy Hippy!)

Let’s all be real here. You’ll definitely fall in love with whichever shower gel you decide to buy, so why not just skip the 100g and go straight for the bigger sizes? This is a mistake I’ve made before. Lush shower gel does last a while, but if you’re in love with a scent and you don’t ever want to be left without it, always go for a bigger bottle (500g or 1kg if you can stretch to it!) Believe me, it’s worth the investment.

#5 A shampoo bar of your choice (I really love Karma Komba)

A Lush solid shampoo bar is a must for all new lushies. If you’re thinking that Lush is too expensive then you’re wrong! Most shampoo bars at Lush range from approx. £5 to £7, BUT they last for about 3-4 months (depending on how frequently you wash your hair). I fell in love with Karma Komba but I recently branched out and tried Smuggler’s Soul from the Father’s day collection and I was blown away by how shiny it left my hair! Naked shampoo is also amazing for the environment! (For these shampoo bars I’d recommend a shampoo tin or a small tupperware tub).

And that’s it!

I hope you guys enjoyed my post and hopefully I’ve inspired some new lushies to go out and give these products a go!

Flynn x

*All opinions are my own and links are not affiliate

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BRIGHTSIDE BUBBLE BAR | REVIEW

Another review for you guys, and this time it’s Brightside bubble bar! I’ve noticed this product before but I’ve never really given it a second look. For a while I’ve been attracted to “wow” factor baths, with pretty bath art and glitter. I’ve stuck mainly to bath bombs I know and love, but this time I thought I’d branch out. It seemed like a good investment, as must people seem to say that it can last for up to 4 baths. As a very economical lushie, this made my heart sing! I’m always very disappointed when a bubble bar can barely manage 2 baths.

Let’s talk about the smell first, which I feel is the highlight of this bubble bar. It’s very uplifting and refreshing, with Tangerine oil (top contender for one of my favourite scented oils), Sicilian Mandarin oil and Bergamot oil. Obviously, it’s super citrusy, so if you’re not really into that, this isn’t a subtle scent at all! I enjoyed it in my evening bath, but I can imagine the refreshing scent to be a good wake up call in the morning (PLEASE come out with a shower gel Lush)!

The appearance of the bubble bar is what you’d expect of a product named “Brightside”. The orange, red and yellow swirls remind me a of sunrise/sunset. It is quite a chunky bubble bar and I had to use a knife to cut it into quarters. It produces tonnes and tonnes of bubbles, so I feel if you were feeling frugal you could stretch it to maybe 5 or 6 baths (depending on how bubbly you like your baths). It turns the water a bright orange colour, with no glitter or lustre (perfect for hotel baths!).

Overall, great bubble bar and I’d definitely recommend it! It’s got great value for money at £4.95 (which is good if you consider it can comfortably do 4 baths – that’s only £1.25 a bath!) and the scent is to die for! (If you like orange Fanta, you’ll LOVE this!)

I’m really, really hoping Lush expands the Brightside family, I’d love a shower gel/jelly and maybe a scrub?

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Sicilian Mandarin Oil, Tangerine Oil, Bergamot Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Gardenia Extract, Colour 14700, Colour 15510

Hope you enjoyed the review, lots more to come!

Flynn x

Creamy Candy bubble bar

One of my holy grail Lush products! Repurchase it whenever I’m in Lush! This smells exactly like the Rockstar soap. It has a very strong, sweet smell, so if you’re not into that, maybe not for you! Otherwise, give it a go!

This product is cheaper than a lot of other bubble bars and is slightly smaller, but makes just as many bubbles. It turns your bath water a pastel pink colour (with no staining). The smell really lingers on your skin for hours after your bath. Lush need to make a perfume with this scent. Absolutely gorgeous.

Although this is a small bubble bar, you can still reuse it just like the other bubble bars available at Lush. I usually break this in half or use it whole. Your bath water will still look and smell amazing if you only use half!

RRP: £2.95

Don’t think they offer samples of these, but why not ask and see? If not, ask for a demo in store!

Ultraviolet bubble bar

Bought this bubble bar based on the fact that it has the same scent as Daddy-o shampoo (one of my favourite lush scents). It smells wonderful and leaves the scent on your skin and hair after your bath. The scent is a little unusual, so if you were to purchase one of these, pop into store to have a sniff first. I personally think the smell is a combination of daddy-o shampoo and freshly cut grass (no, not a new lush product!)

Great value for money. I chose to cut this bubble bar into 3 chunks, to get 3 baths from it. Even with a small chunk, it produces loads of bubbles and turns your bath water a deep purple-blue colour.

Sadly this product was only available for a limited time! Hopefully they’ll bring it out again next year- I’ll be waiting.

RRP: £4.75

Not sure on samples of bubble bars, but why not ask just in case?