SCRUBEE BODY SCRUB | REVIEW

Hi guys! I’m back with another review and it’s a new product! Scrubee was released for Mother’s Day but I missed it so I was ecstatic when Lush announced they’d be becoming permanent!

Scrubee is such an adorable product and it’s super unique, compared to other Lush body scrubs. I also like how Scrubee is almost a combination of a body scrub and a body butter/moisturiser. It is made using Shea butter and Cocoa Butter, which are both fabulously moisturising. I enjoy having a quick shower before bed in the hot weather, so having a 2-in-1 product is ideal for me!

Scrubee is part of the “Honey I washed the kids” scent family. I haven’t tried many of the other products in the family but as soon as I smelt Scrubee in the shop (the revamped York shop – would recommend a visit!) I knew I had to have it. It has a predominantly honey scent, but it contains Brazilian Orange Oil and Bergamot Oil, which add a richness to it’s overall scent. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

Like the other scrubs (and solid products) Lush make, Scrubee is best used in the shower but not left under the running water. I personally use it all over my body before I get in the shower, then wash it off before I start my hair routine. This has really worked well for me. If I do get Scrubee wet I usually leave it to dry on top of a Tupperware box until it’s bone dry again.

In my opinion, the best feature of Scrubee is the use of ground coconut shell and almond as it’s exfoliant. I usually use sugar scrubs (Rough with the Smooth of late), so I did find the coconut shell a little rough, but I got used to it quite quickly. I very much appreciate how well it managed to rid my legs of my flaky, dry skin! Also, a perfect moisturiser for after you’ve shaved your legs!

Overall, I absolutely adore this product and I’d definitely recommend it! It lasts for ages, so it’s definitely worth the £6.95! Give it a try in store if you’re STILL unconvinced!

Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter Fair, Trade Shea Butter, Ground Coconut Shell, Perfume, Honey, Ground Almonds, Coconut Oil, Bergamot Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool

Hope you enjoyed the review!

Flynn x

(ps – tried a new “posterising” filter on my photo, opinions wanted!)

 

SEX BOMB BATH BOMB | REVIEW

Hey everyone! I’m back for another review of a classic Lush product: Sex bomb bath bomb! This is a cute little bath bomb that I’ve never tried before, so I was excited to give it a go! It looks adorable and smells wonderful. I’d never really been drawn to it before, but after discovering it shares some of it’s scent with the Lust Perfume (one of my favs!) I was intrigued and decided to go for it!

The bath bomb itself is pink and purple, with some pastel pink rose “petals” nestled within it. These petals are actually made of rice paper. It turns your bath water a gorgeous pink colour. The rose petals slowly drift across the water, which is a nice touch.

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This would be a perfect bath bomb if you were looking to enjoy a bath with your partner (this would be amazing for Valentine’s Day!). Sex Bomb’s main ingredient is Jasmine Absolute, which is known to be quite sensual, as well as adding a floral element to it’s overall scent.

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It also contains Clary Sage oil, which is very soothing and relaxing, and Ylang-Ylang oil, which adds a sweet note to the scent. These scents all combine to create an amazing scent! I can’t believe I’ve never tried this one before! I’m definitely going to be repurchasing!

This bath bomb is only £3.75, so it’s one of the cheaper bath products. This would make a great present either for yourself or for that special person in your life! Ask for a demo in store to try before you buy!

I really hoped you enjoyed this review and liked my featured image! I thought I’d change it up a bit! Lots of new exciting posts coming soon, so follow to keep up to date!

Flynn x

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

ULURU BATH BOMB | REVIEW

This is a super exciting review for me because this was the first ever product I’ve ordered from the Lush Kitchen!

*for those of you that don’t know, the Lush Kitchen sells fresh exclusives that are made in small batches, they release the menu items for the week on a Friday*

As soon as I saw this bath bomb advertised on the Lush Kitchen Instagram page (go follow them for updates on new products!) I was obsessed. Everything about this bath bomb appealed to me, from the colour to the scent. I’m a big fan of citrus scents, especially in the summer time, so the Brazilian Orange Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil in Uluru appealed to me. It also contains Sandalwood Oil, which is one of my favourite essential oils. It’s a very fresh scent, so it’s perfect for the spring/summer.

The bath bomb itself is a vibrant orange colour, with a pink trim and small red & yellow flecks within it. It turns your bath water a lovely pastel orange/peach. It’s not a particularly flashy bath bomb, but it’s super soothing and moisturising and the scent stays on your skin for hours afterwards.

Uluru definitely lived up to my expectations and if it ever returns to the kitchen then I’ll be sure to grab a few more.

Overall, my experience with the Lush kitchen was great. The delivery of my items took about a week, which is a little longer than normal, but this wouldn’t put me off ordering from the kitchen again. If you want the freshest products you can get, then the Lush Kitchen is the way to go (plus, the packaging is super cute!)

I hope you enjoyed this review – follow my blog for more Lush reviews!

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

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

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

Rose Jam Bubbleroon | Review

Hi guys!

Something a bit different today – a bubbleroon! I know I’ve been completely obsessed with bath bombs lately, so I decided to try something new in my tub today. I’ve never been that interested in the Rose Jam range. This product came in the Happy Bathday tin, so I didn’t really have any choice but to give it a try!

This is such a cute little product! It’s super adorable and combines two of my loves in life: Lush and Macaroons. I’ve seen them in the shops many times, but I’ve just never been drawn to them before. I’m always been distracted by glorious bath bomb displays, or some of the bubble bars (particularly anything multi-coloured). This bubbleroon is bright pink, with a lighter pink “filling” and is dusted with chunky glitter. It looks good enough to eat!

This smells like all of the other Rose Jam products (shower gel etc.), so it obviously smells like rose! I don’t normally go for this scent, and I did find it a little bit too much when I smelt the product directly, but it became so much more subtle when I used it in my bath.

This product will turn your bath water bright pink and make a ridiculous amount of bubbles! I’m not having the best of days, so instead of halving it (like I do with bubble bars) I crumbled the entire thing under running water. This was incredibly messy. Recently, I have discovered a cool way of dispersing the bubble bar, without getting it absolutely everywhere – use a sieve! I saw this online somewhere and a lightbulb went off. It’s such a cool idea and I’m definitely doing to be using it for my next bubble bar.

Overall, cute little product, nice Rose scent and a little goes along way (believe me, there was a lot of bubbles in my bath). I’d definitely recommend trying a bubbleroon sometime soon! This product retails for £3.95, and if you’re not sure if you’d like it, why not ask someone for a demo in store?

Flynn x

Shooting Stars bath bomb | Review

Oh. My. God.

This bath bomb is honestly the best goddamn bath bomb I’ve ever seen. It looked stunning when I unwrapped it on Christmas day, but nothing can compare to the beautiful display once it’s placed in the water.

The bath bomb itself is absolutely stunning, with a vibrant sparkly blue base and gold glittery stars to decorate. It’s not too crumbly and has managed to stay in one piece in my lush storage tin.

It smells divine as well. Personally, it reminds me of The Experimenter, which is essentially a mix-up of many different scents.

Let’s talk about when this tremendous bath bomb hits the water. From the get go it’s very (very) pigmented and immediately the water starts to turn a bright blue. It shoots glitter out in all directions (from the golden stars). The little stars also act as mini bath bombs and they keep fizzing even when the main bath bomb is finished. Now, there is a ridiculous amount of glitter in this bath bomb, which I personally love, but it is definitely one of Lush’s “glitter” bombs. The glitter will 100% stay on your skin (I’ve just used it and I’m currently covered). It will need to be washed out of the bath immediately as well, as I have no doubt this will stain your tub (the final water colour is a very deep, indulgent turquoise). If this is a problem, wouldn’t give this one a go.

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Sadly, this was from the Christmas 2016 range, so we’ll have to wait and see if they bring it back for 2017 (why wouldn’t they? Everyone is raving about this bomb!). Since it’s been taken off the website, I don’t actually know what the price was. I would guess it would most likely have been £4.25 or maybe £4.95 (I received it as a present and I am not going to demand how much it was!)

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So, overall, the best bath bomb that has ever graced my bath tub. Nothing more to add. This is flipping amazing. If you can get your hands on this (eBay etc.) then I suggest doing so quickly before they are all completely gone! (I’m not a huge fan of buying Lush from anywhere but the Lush website, but on this special occasion, I’ll permit it).

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

The Comforter bubble bar | Review

This is a product that came in my Happy Bathday birthday tin. It’s quite small, so I think it may be the mini version? I was so excited to receive this on my birthday as I’ve been really craving a bubble bar!

I am familiar with the scent, as I’ve had The Comforter shower gel, which I really loved. The scent is quite medicinal and to me the scent has a berry undertone to it? That’s just my personal  opinion of the scent. It’s a very strong scent, so just bear that in mind if you’re considering giving this bubble bar a go. The scent is very, well, comforting, so perfect for winter evening baths.

Really nice bubble bar, and lasts for more than one bath too! I have used half of it so far and it made my bath water turn deep pink and it produced a lot of bubbles. I imagine the larger size could be split into quarters and used for 4 baths! This bubble bar (full size) retails for £4.75.

Hope you enjoyed this post,

Flynn x

 

 

 

Snow Fairy shower gel | Review

Cannot rave about this shower gel enough!

Everyone seems to absolutely adore this shower gel, so I picked up the mini version earlier this year (October/November), not long after the Christmas range hit the shops. I’m almost out of the mini version, so it was fate when my friend bought me the 500g version for Christmas!

The smell of this shower gel is breathtaking. It smells exactly like the Rock Star soap (one of my all time favourites). For those of you unfamiliar with Rock Star, it smells essentially like bubblegum. The smell stays on your skin for hours after you shower and it makes your entire bathroom smell wonderful.

Lush shower gels really are the best shower gels I’ve ever used- they last absolutely ages! A little dollop is all you need for a full body wash! A lot of people have been put off by the price, but I wouldn’t let it stop you, you’ll get your money’s worth!

Overall, Snow Fairy is the perfect Christmas shower gel, guaranteed to make your winter mornings delightful! The 500g bottle retails for £12.95, or you can opt for the 100g (£3.95), 250g (£7,95) or the huge 1kg (£21.50)! This is a Christmas product, so get it quickly before it disappears for another year!

Flynn x