THINK PINK BATH BOMB | REVIEW

Hi guys, here’s a review of a bath bomb I didn’t think I’d ever be buying.

I bought Think Pink after the disappointment of not being able to get The Experimenter in store like I wanted to. I was browsing around the bath bombs, looking for something new to try instead, and it caught my eye. It was by far one of the most eye-catching bath bombs on display, as it’s covered in lustre. I picked it up and smelt it and I was almost a little shocked. I’d never tried the original bath bomb, so I didn’t know much about it’s scent. I was expecting something maybe rose-scented (based on it’s appearance), but instead I got lovely hints of vanilla & tonka, which are some of my favourite scents in lush products! I can’t believe I’d been shying away from this bath bomb because I presumed it would be rose-scented. Never presume people! (especially if Lush is involved).

Anyway, enough of the back story, let’s get on with the review. My first impression of the design of it was obviously a good one, as I was compelled it pick it up. It’s a very deep pink colour, engraved/embossed with a strange swirling pattern (this is kind of why it screamed rose to me). It’s absolutely covered in lustre, top to bottom, so I did find it a little messy to use and also to photograph (re-positioning was a nightmare!) I think it’s all down to personal preference with lustre – some people adore it and others cannot stand it. If you’re one of the people who prefers a subtle shimmer, then this is not the bath bomb for you!

Think Pink is a “fast-fizzer” and creates beautiful bath art on top of the water.

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It’s definitely a “what you see is what you get” type of a product. It’s a bright pink bath bomb, so you get a bright pink bath. It’s one of the most pigmented bath bombs I’ve used. Try adding a bubble bar such as The Comforter to add some gorgeous bubbles into the mix. Think Pink also contains Lavender Oil, so it would pair nicely with any of the Twilight scented products (Serendipity soap could be a nice companion).

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It’s scent is meant to be uplifting and relaxing (with the Lavender Oil, Tonka and Vanilla Absolute and Neroli Oil), so definitely a good night time bath. I usually have my last bath of the week on a Sunday evening, to help me relax for the week ahead. I would recommend this product if you suffer from anxiety and need something to help you unwind.

My only criticism of this bath bomb is that it is heavily pigmented so be careful about touching towels etc. as I found that it stained. Also, I would wash out your tub straight away after use, as there is a lot of glitter that is left behind.

However, I still love this product and I would definitely purchase it again!

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cornflour, Perfume, Lavender Oil, Tonka Absolute, Vanilla Absolute, Neroli Oil, Cream of Tartar, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, DRF Alcohol, Limonene, Coumarin

I hope you enjoyed this review! As ever I’m so grateful for all of my followers & readers!

Flynn x

*All opinions are my own and links are not affiliate

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THE BIG SLEEP JELLY BATH BOMB | REVIEW

Here is the first of my promised reviews of some of the newest editions to Lush’s extensive line of products. When the jelly bombs were released I was immediately drawn to The Big Sleep (TBS) as it was said to have a very soothing scent to it, perfect for a bath before bed. It also looked gorgeous with it’s rich blues and moon design.

The scent of TBS is exactly what I was hoping for. It’s very soothing and calming, with Lavender Oil and Chamomile Powder, but it also contains Tonka Absolute, which gives it a really nice vanilla undertone. It’s a perfect scent for those night-time baths after a long, stressful day. The scent is quite strong when you smell the bomb itself, but becomes more muted once it’s in the bath (it does stay on your skin though, which is something I always enjoy from a bath bomb!)

As I mentioned before, this bath bomb looks amazing. The main body of the bomb is a light blue colour and the embellishments (the moon design and “spots”) are a much deeper, richer blue. It produces amazing bath art in the tub, very similar to the type of bath art Frozen often produces. It’s a slow fizzer as well, so it carries on fizzing throughout your bath, which I really love. I always find it makes your bath feel a little more special.

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Once it has been fizzing for a few minutes, the green jelly starts to become visible. A soft layer of foam on top of the water, which I used to moisturise my skin.

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The jelly is meant to fully dissolve in your bath once it’s released, but I didn’t find that this happened at all. This would be my only negative point about this bath bomb. I really wish the jelly dissolved better, so you wouldn’t be left with chunks of jelly floating in your bath. It’s not a huge deal, but this stuff is extremely sticky and it’s a little difficult to remove from the sides of the bath tub.

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As you can see on my hand, the layer of foamy jelly is quite thin, however there is more obvious chunks of jelly in the bath as well.

I’d say this bath bomb is definitely quite a novelty product, so it’s kind of up to you whether or not you want to spend the £4.95. I did enjoy my experience overall and I definitely would purchase it again, mainly for the scent if I’m being honest! The jelly didn’t really add anything to the bath, as it was mainly the foam that was moisturising.

If you’re not sure about these jelly bombs then I’d suggest asking for a demo in store, hopefully it’ll help you decide if they are something you’d enjoy. Remember, jelly bombs are a new thing and staff aren’t going to be alarmed if you need demos of all of the new bombs!

Hope you enjoyed this review, stay tuned for more reviews of some of the other new products! ❤ Happy Lushing!

Flynn x

LULLABY SHAMPOO BAR | REVIEW

Hi guys, I’m back with a shampoo bar review! For the last couple of months I’ve been using Smuggler’s soul but it recently ran out and it’s only available at Father’s Day, so I decided to shop around for a new one to try! I immediately was drawn to Lullaby as Lavender is my favourite scent of all time. It does wonders for my anxiety and it just puts me in such a good mood! I also liked the light pink colour of it (I really am a sucker for aesthetics!)

Lullaby also contains Chamomile Oil, which is also very calming and soothing, as well as Oat Milk (to sooth sensitive scalps), Neroli Oil and Jojoba Oil (super moisturising!). All of these combined produce a beautiful scent, which makes my hair smell wonderful. I dry my shampoo bars in my room before popping them back in the tin, so my whole room always smells of Chamomile and Lavender!

The only downside to this shampoo bar is that I found it quite drying on my hair, but honestly that can easily be remedied by using a good conditioner afterwards. I’ve experienced the same thing with a few other shampoo bars, and it’s something that doesn’t particularly bother me.

This bar retails for £5.75, which is the average price of most of the regular line shampoo bars. It’s a kitchen exclusive (It’s listed with a black label not a green one, so I presume this is an Oxford Street Exclusive?) All my shampoo bars have always lasted me up to 3 months, so I’d 100% recommend that you make the switch to solid shampoo!

I really hope you enjoyed this review! Stay tuned for some exciting new reviews of the new releases!

Flynn x

 

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

ICKLE BABY BOT BATH BOMB | REVIEW

Hi guys, this is my review for the Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb. This is a very much overlooked product, unless you’re a lushie with kids, but I personally think this product has some really great properties, that can benefit everyone!

Ickle Baby Bot is a bath bomb designed for small children, so it’s shaped like an adorable robot. It’s super gentle and very plain, meaning it won’t irritate young skin. However, I think this bath bomb is a must-have for adults as well! It’s main ingredient is Lavender oil, which is known for it’s soothing properties. It’s great for skin irritation, such as bites or sunburn. I’m planning on stocking up this summer to have something on hand to soothe any unfortunate burn I manage to acquire!

Lavender oil is combined with Chamomile oil, which is also very soothing and calming for the skin. With a hint of Sandalwood, this bath bomb is perfect for a summer nighttime bath, to help heal both your skin and your soul.

This bath bomb is quite small, so it only costs a mere £1.95! It also turns your bath water a gorgeous baby blue colour, so who could resist? It’s definitely going to one of my go-to bath products for sore skin this summer!

(The scent is also very similar to Sleepy body lotion! *wink wink*)

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Lavender Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume, Colour 42053, Colour 42090

I hope you enjoyed this (short) review! Lots of exciting new posts coming very soon!

Flynn x

–  This post is not sponsored –

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!)

THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH BODY SCRUB | REVIEW

Before I start the review, I’d like to express my deepest condolences to those affected by the events that took place in London last night. People can be so selfish and evil. Remember that the world is not all bad and these horrific events should not stop anyone enjoying life to the fullest. London, you are in everyone’s hearts. ❤

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It’s important to carry on doing what you love after such events, so here’s my review of one of my most recent Lush purchases – The Rough With The Smooth body scrub (TRWTS). I’ve recently thrown all my energy into revitalising my skin routine, to help my skin stay moisturised and fresh throughout the summer months. I went to Lush with the intention of buying a scrub to use in the shower/bath, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. Lush have so many amazing scrubs, but TRWTS stood out for me. The smell was very familiar to me, and I was informed that it shared it’s scent with the Lord of Misrule shower cream, one of my all time favourite products! I was instantly sold. I tested it out on my skin and it was amazing! The scent lingered for the rest of the day and it made my skin feel so smooth and exfoliated.

It’s amazing scent is down to Patchouli oil, Black Pepper oil and Vanilla Absolute, which combine to create that iconic scent. I really miss Lord of Misrule when it’s not Halloween time, so discovering a permanent product which shares it’s scent has changed my life! I look forward to using it in my morning showers as it just gives my skin such an amazing feeling and it’s perfect for exfoliating my legs for wearing shorts! The soft Murumuru butter helps to moisturise your skin as the sugar removes any dead skin cells.

Top tips:

-Leave to fully dry (if using wet) before storing it, as it can stick  (especially if you’re using the square Lush tins)

-Remove from the shower once you are finished, as prolonged water exposure will cause it to disintegrate

-Chop it up into smaller pieces, large enough for a single use – this can help with disintegration!

The Rough With The Smooth body scrub retails for a very respectable £5.95, and you get multiple uses out of it, so I’d definitely say it’s worth buying. If you want the square storage tin, that’ll cost an additional £2.95 (personally, I keep mine in a small Tupperware tub, which works just as well!)

Ask for a demo in store to see if this is the body scrub for you!

Ingredients: Granulated Sugar, Murumuru Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cream of Tartar, Organic Castor Oil, Perfume, Lauryl Betaine, Black Pepper Oil, Patchouli Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Limonene, Linalool, Rosie Red Lustre, Titanium Dioxide, Colour 15850:1

This product is suitable for vegans.

Hope you enjoyed this review, look out for more very soon!

Flynn x

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

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

Golden Wonder bath bomb | Review

Hey guys! Another Christmas lush review for you! This time, it’s Golden Wonder! I wanted this so badly last year but it was always sold out, so this year I put it on my Christmas lush wish and I was very lucky to get one from my parents! I have fallen in love with the gorgeous bath bomb, definitely a Christmas must-have!

I’m going to be trying a new format to my reviews, so leave some comments down below about the new layout! (I might not keep it, just going to see how it fares!)

“Pros”

-gorgeous colour

-surprising ending

-glitter is super pretty and makes it feel extra special

-lovely citrus scent

-very soothing

“Cons” 

-lots and lots of glitter! (make sure you wash out your bath at the end!)

-it’s sadly limited edition for Christmas 😦

-it’s on the more expensive side, with a retail price of £4.95

-glitter will stay on your body for days (personally, this is a pro for me!)

Overall, a fun Christmas bath bomb, perfect to enjoy on a cold winter night or morning. Gorgeous colour and smells divine!

Again, not sure if this format is quite right, just testing it out! Sometimes I think I ramble a little too much, so this might cut it down a bit and focus on the really key areas of a product.

Thanks so much to all my readers!

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

Blackberry bath bomb | Review

For my 19th birthday, my parents surprised me with the Lush Happy Bathday box, which includes 6 amazing products, including the Blackberry bath bomb.

This bath bomb is a pretty deceptive one. It’s light blue colour completely changes once it’s dropped into the bathtub. It turns the water a bright purple colour and there’s a little surprise at the end, which I won’t spoil for those who want to give this bath bomb a go!

The key ingredient of the bath bomb is Frankincense oil, which gives off a nice “woody” aroma. It’s very relaxing and it stays on your skin (and hair) for hours after your bath. It only mildly tints the bath water, so you don’t have to worry about staining!

I’d definitely recommend this bath bomb for cold winter days. However, this isn’t the bath bomb for you if you’re looking for a show, Blackberry is quite a slow, subtle fizzer!

This bath bomb retails for £3.35, one of the cheaper bath bombs, so don’t be afraid to give it a go!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little review and Merry Christmas (and Happy Holidays!).

Flynn x