YELLOW SUBMARINE BATH BOMB | REVIEW

I am SO excited to be writing this review! The Beatles are by far my favourite band of all time and I was so happy when Lush decided to bring out a Beatles-themed bath bomb! I first caught a glimpse of this bath bomb on Lush’s instagram. It was released at the 2017 Lush Summit in London. I live about 6 hours from London and I definitely couldn’t afford the train fare so I wasn’t able to make it down. This was the product from the Summit that I loved the most and I was so so SO happy when Lush decided to make it an official main line item!

Yellow Submarine is utterly breathtaking, from it’s design to it’s scent. It’s obviously named after the well-known Beatles song (and album) “Yellow Submarine”, which is a personal favourite of mine! It’s scent very much captures a tropical scene, with beautiful Brazilian Orange Oil, which gives your skin a boost of refreshment. It doesn’t specifically say this in the ingredients, but I did hint a slight scent of Coconut as well, which definitely added to the tropical vibes. It also contains Lemongrass oil, which is a fab natural antiseptic.

It’s made of up of two main colours: vibrant yellow and pink, which turn your bath water a gorgeous peach colour, with glints of the “Fandango” lustre (don’t worry, the lustre is quite minimal for people who prefer less glittery baths).

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It’s a slow fizzer, so you can enjoy it’s beautiful swirls of pink and yellow in the water for the duration of your bath. I personally prefer faster fizzing bombs, but I can understand why people enjoy long-lasting bombs.

Yellow Submarine is a super moisturising bath bomb and it left my skin feeling silky smooth. The lustre is quite subtle, so I didn’t really have any that stayed on my skin (no problems with bath staining either).

Overall, this is a fabulous bath bomb and I’m definitely going to be stocking up! And for only £3.95, this bath bomb has such great value for money!

Hope you enjoyed this review and watch out for brand new reviews on some of the latest Lush releases!

Flynn x

(seaweed in featured image courtesy of Clip Art Best)

*This post is not sponsored & all opinions are my own.

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TWILIGHT BATH BOMB | REVIEW

Hi guys! I’m back with another bath bomb review! This time, it’s a Lush classic: Twilight. The last time I used this bath bomb was a long time ago and I have no idea why I haven’t repurchased until now! It’s such a great bath bomb and it’s a perfect for calming my anxiety before bed.

Twilight is one of Lush’s staple bath bombs, and I can understand why. It really is a beautiful bath bomb, with stars and moons embossed into it’s purple-pink outer layer. Hidden inside is a core of vibrant blue, with small yellow parts as well.

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It’s a slow-fizzer, so it takes a while for the blue and yellow to start dissolving, but when they do your bath is transformed into a gorgeous lilac colour. It creates amazing bath art as it dissolves and the silver lustre is a nice touch. Your bath will look like a twilight sky, hence the name.

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(Ignore the chipped nails!)

Twilight is heavily scented with Lavender Oil and Tonka Absolute, giving it a very soothing and relaxing scent. As I said, it really helped to calm down my anxiety before I went to bed. I’d imagine it’d also make a lovely bath in the morning, to help calm the nerves before a big event etc. (I’d certainly be tempted!) It also contains Ylang Ylang Oil, one of my personal favourites, which combines nicely to give Twilight an overall floral and sweet scent.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend Twilight. The scent is to die for and you’ll no doubt be hooked once you’ve bought your first one! It’s only £3.95 too, which is a really good price for a regular-sized bath bomb!

If you love the scent, why not try the new Twilight Body Spray? It’s a perfect way to keep the scent on your skin for longer!

Hope you enjoyed this review, keep checking back for more!

Flynn

(p.s. please let me know if the featured image is too cringe! I had so much fun making it!)

Intergalactic bath bomb | Review

Hey guys, back with another bath bomb review and it’s another classic – Intergalactic! This truly is one of Lush’s most iconic bath bombs and it was one my own first. If you’re looking for that bright blue, glittery Lush bath, then this is the one for you!

Intergalactic has always been a firm favourite and I’ve been repurchasing it for years. There was a period of time when it was banned in my house, because I forgot to wash the bath out and the glitter stained the tub, but those dark days are behind me now.

It’s a very refreshing bath bomb, with Peppermint Oil taking centre stage. This, mixed with Grapefruit oil, gives your bath a gorgeous minty yet citrus scent. I’ve found it to be a good mood-booster for when you’re having a meh type of day. It’s certainly my go-to for when my depression is just too much to handle!

This is a very colourful bath bomb, featuring neon blue, yellow and pink. These colours combined great a deep blue galaxy in your bath. Popping candy adds an element of surprise and really makes the whole experience more enjoyable.

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Intergalactic is absolutely packed with lustre (three types to be exact), which isn’t for everyone. If you decide to give this one a go, please rinse your bath straight after it drains! It will stain your bath tub!

It retails for £4.25 (a little heartbroken, swear it used to be below £4), but it’s well worth it. Personally, I’d stockpile them so you’ll have one ready for when you have one of those days.

If you’re still unsure, pop into your local Lush store and ask for a demo! You won’t be disappointed!

Hope you enjoyed the review, more coming soon!

Flynn x

FROZEN BATH BOMB | REVIEW

After finally accepting the fact that I can’t function without Lush I decided to make a small order of bath products (despite being desperately poor). The main goal of the order was to acquire some Yoga bombs before they are discontinued, but I also “accidentally” picked up a few other bits as well, one being Frozen. It holds a special place in my heart as it’s one of the very first bath bombs I tried from Lush (so I suppose I can blame it on my crippling broke-ness now).

Frozen is a truly beautiful bath bomb and it is one that will never disappoint you. Over the Christmas period I tried lots of bath bombs, and found some of them to be a little disappointing. You don’t get this with Frozen. It looks great, smells great and looks amazing in the bath.

It has a gorgeous uplifting scent, with soothing Neroli oil and refreshing Grapefruit oil. It leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished and even works wonders for your hair (a lot of bath bombs seem to make my hair “sticky”). It’s combination of blue, white and silver create a gorgeous pattern on the surface of the water, and turns it a vibrant blue, with sparkling lustre.

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This is a Lushie must-have! If you’re new to Lush and wondering what bath bomb to get, this is a staple for sure. If you want drama and magic, this is a bath bomb that can provide that.

Again, with bath bombs that contain lustre (and especially this one, as the lustre is quite a vibrant silver) your bath will need a quick rinse afterwards, to prevent any staining.

This bath bomb retails for £4.25 (I’m pretty sure this bath bomb used to be cheaper?).

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil, Neroli Oil, Rose Oil, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Lilial, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Snowflake Lustre, Silver Glimmer Lustre, Colour 42090, Colour 42053

MOTHER EARTH BATH BOMB | MOTHER’S DAY 2017

Hi guys! Sorry it’s been a while since my last Lush review! Things have been a bit crazy in my life and I just haven’t got round to having baths as frequently (I know, how horrible). Anyway, here is the final review in my Mother’s Day 2017 series and I thought I’d leave the undoubtedly best to last! Mother Earth!

This was my first XL bath bomb (sadly had missed all the others in the kitchen), so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I had no anticipated the sheer size of this product and it really did live up to it’s name. I spent a good 10 minutes just holding it and staring at it. After the initial shock/awe, the first thing that hit me was the smell. A very fresh peppermint. I was a little bit worried, because I thought the Tangerine Oil would be more prominent that the the Peppermint Oil. However, I actually enjoyed the scent! I usually steer away from minty smells (reminds me too much of dental products) but I was pleasantly surprised by this one!

This bath bomb really is gorgeous. It looks exactly like the Earth and it’s everything I had imagined and more! However, the real joy came when I took a bath with this bomb, and found that hidden inside was a vibrant pink core!

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When combined with the blue/green hues of the outer shell, it turned the water a gorgeous deep purple. A quick side note: The bath water was so pigmented that it stained my toes, toenails and the blonde ends of my hair. This doesn’t bother me in the slightest, but if it bothers you, I’d steer clear of this bomb.

The patterns this bath bomb created in the water were gorgeous! And they just kept on coming! I’d say this bath bomb took roughly 15 minutes to fully dissolve, which is mighty impressive!

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Mother Earth does contain some lustre, so I’d advise washing out the bath as soon as you’re finished, to avoid any unwanted staining (or to avoid being shouted out for making the bath glittery!)

Overall, this is an amazing bath bomb and if they come back in stock on the website, or you see them in the Oxford Street shop (they’re OS exclusive), grab one! They’re on the more pricey side at £7.95 each, but to be honest that’s to be expected for an XL bath bomb.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cream of Tartar, Water, Siberian Pine Nut Oil, Tangerine Oil, Cypress Oil, Peppermint Oil, Limonene, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Candy Pink Lustre and Frosty Holly Lustre

Hope you enjoyed the review!

Flynn x

Big Blue bath bomb | Review

Hi guys! ❤ Another bath bomb review for you all! This time, it’s Big Blue, one of Lush’s permanent bath bombs. It’s got a very unique feel to it, so I was excited to try it out. I bought this over Christmas, so I’ve had lots of Lush goodies to use, so sorry it’s taken me so long to review one of Lush’s staple bombs!

This bath bomb smells great. It really gives off sea breeze vibes. The lemon and lavender oils blend together perfectly, and the sea salt adds the essence of the sea. It was a really nice uplifting smell, which reminded me of my holiday to Menorca in the summer (how I miss that beautiful island!). It’s such a gorgeous smell, and it’ll leave your entire bath room smelling wonderful for hours after your bath.

The unique aspects of this bath bomb are the sea salt and the seaweed that’s hidden within this bath bomb. The sea salt adds a great smell and transforms your bath into your own little ocean. However, I wasn’t a fan of the seaweed. I thought there was just too much in the bath bomb. It completely covered the water and got everywhere! It was even in my hair! I wished I’d looked at this bath bomb online before buying it in store, because if I’d known about the seaweed I probably wouldn’t have purchased it. I’m not a fan of seaweed at all, and I’ve never liked the feeling of it on my skin. This is personal preference though, so some of you might really enjoy the seaweed! It is extremely soft, but I really didn’t like it.

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(I mean, come on, some of those seaweed strands look like slugs)

Other than that, I did enjoy the bath bomb, but the seaweed just wasn’t for me at all. This bath bomb is one of the cheaper ones, with a retail price of £3.50. If you enjoy unique bath bombs, then this one might be your new favourite!

Flynn x

Mistletoe bath bomb | Review

Hey guys! ❤ Really excited for this review! I’ve been wanting this product ever since it hit the website and I’m so so happy that I was gifted it this Christmas! ❤ This bath bomb is absolutely adorable! (Also, I’m trying out a new way to edit and present images, so any feedback would be great!)

Okay, so firstly, let’s talk about the smell. It has a very nice, rich Jasmine smell, which I really enjoyed. Jasmine is a tried and tested bath must-have! Perfect for a relaxing evening bath (my favourite kind of bath). The scent is very pleasant and isn’t overwhelming at all, which is always great!

This bath bomb looks amazing when you drop it into the water! The spinning motion of the bath bomb creates beautiful pink, white and blue swirls. There is glitter in this product though, so be warned! I’ve heard some people complaining that this bath bomb is so pigmented and it stains your tub, so my best advice for you is to make sure you rinse the bath out after you get out. My bath isn’t stained at all and I couldn’t see a residual glitter either, so just follow this advice and you’ll be fine! I promise, this is not as glittery as Intergalactic (which I have been banned from using in our bathtub!). This bomb turns your bath water a nice purple-pink colour, with tiny flecks of glitter (all natural of course!). It leaves your skin feeling soft and silky as well, always a bonus!

Unfortunately, this bath bomb isn’t being sold anymore, unless you managed to snag one in the Boxing day sale (I gave up!). Let’s hope Mistletoe makes a return for next Christmas!

Flynn x

Dragon’s egg bath bomb | Review

Hey guys!

See?! I told you I’d be more active!

So, here’s my thoughts on the Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. I am very ashamed to say that the reason I have never bought this myself (this was a birthday present) was because I thought it looked “boring”. No judgement please, I just really enjoy the aesthetic of colourful products! However, this little gem had a few surprises in store once I dropped it into the tub.

It has a very strong citrus smell, similar to the Sea Monsters fun bar, so if you’re not down with that scent, I’d stay away. It essentially smells like the lush shop itself, so you know how overpowering I’m talking. However, I’m loving citrus scents at the moment, so I was loving this bath bomb!

So you drop it into the tub, and it fizzes very slowly at first, turning your bath water a kind of “milky” colour. However, give it a few minutes and the orange centre is revealed. The swirling pattern of the white and orange is mesmerising to watch! It also contains small little pieces of rice paper (?) which float on top of the water, which is super cute and fun. It also contains yet another surprise – popping candy!

It’s a really cool bath bomb, and I’d definitely try it if you haven’t already. I had my doubts but I think this will become a firm favourite of mine.

This retails for £3.75, which I’d regard as a mid-high range bath bomb. This is part of the permanent lush range, so you can get it whenever you fancy! (Though shipping for Christmas ends today for Lush). Why not give it a go and see? Comment down below your thoughts on this devious little bath bomb!

Flynn x

Lush haul update

Hi guys! Just a quick update on my recent lush haul. I’ve tried out all the products and here are my verdicts! (I accidently deleted individual images of the products, except for Lava lamp, so I thought I’d use that as my cover photo!)

Karma Komba shampoo bar

This does wonders for my horrendously bleach-damaged hair. It leaves my hair soft and shiny. I purchased a tin for it from depop, and unfortunately now have the shampoo bar stuck inside the tin. Top tip – DO NOT PUT THIS PRODUCT INTO THE TIN WET! I’m in the process of cutting away the tin so I can use the product again though!

Guardian of the forest bath bomb

This product was super fun to watch in the bath! The deep green colours were amazing and my whole bathroom smelt amazing! After all the fabulous fizzing, the water turns a vibrant green colour (but don’t worry, it doesn’t stain the tub!). This product sells out so quickly on the website, so get it while you can! 10/10 for presentation!

Lava lamp bath bomb

This was a really interesting bath bomb. The little dark purple spots are actually really creamy and I presume are made from shea butter? They pop out when the bath bomb is fizzing and I used them on my skin. Be careful, they pigment WILL stain blonde/light hair, so wash your hands before handling your hair! Honestly, it was kind of fun have purple splodges in my hair, however it will wash out in the shower. Love this product and I’d definitely recommend giving it a go!

More lush hauls etc. to come soon hopefully! Going to try and get loads of things for uni so maybe a fresher’s haul is on the way?

Flynn ❤