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!)

 

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

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

#SAVEYOGABOMB | REVIEW

This is a very sad post for me to write, as Yoga bomb is being  discontinued. I’m not 100% sure when they’ll be completely discontinued, but at the moment I can’t find them on Lush’s UK website (it is still on the US website). I’ve always loved Yoga bomb and it’s been my go-to anxiety-busting bomb for a number of years. I’m also very sad that Yoga bomb doesn’t share it’s unique scent with any other Lush product. I’m hoping the kitchen will bring it back at some point. Anyway, on with the review!

Yoga bomb’s main feature, personally, is it’s signature scent, with the main product being Sandalwood oil. This gives Yoga bomb a gorgeous earthy scent. Other ingredients include Olibanum oil and Ho Wood oil. These beautiful oils combine to create a very relaxing scent, perfect for when your day has been tough!

Don’t be deceived by this bath bomb’s “plain” appearance, for it holds secrets! The bath bomb initially releases a gorgeous orange colour, which turns your bath water a beautiful orange-gold colour, with plenty of lustre (honestly, this gives Intergalactic a run for it’s money in terms of glitter content!).

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But then…

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Your bath explodes into a rainbow of blue, purple and green! This bath bomb really is a showstopper in terms of bath art. It’s a slow-fizzer as well, so you can enjoy the show throughout your bath.

Overall thoughts? 

Scent? 10/10

Color/bath art? 8/10

Bath time experience? 9/10

Mood-boosting? 10/10

This bath bomb retails for £4.25, and if you see it back on the UK website, goddammit buy this bath bomb! You’ll thank me next time you’re having a meh day!

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Cream of Tartar, Cassie Absolute, Olibanum Oil, Ho Wood Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Snowflake Lustre; Frosty Holly and Gold Glimmer Lustre

Hope you enjoyed this review, follow for more Lush r#eviews!

Flynn x

Two Hearts Beating As One bath melt | Valentine’s 2017

Another Valentine’s review for you guys! This time, it’s finally something that’s not a bath bomb! It’s the Two Hearts Beating As One bath melt! I don’t have a lot of experience with bath melts, I’ve only ever tried the Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment bath oil, which, in my opinion, was completely different to a bath melt. This product seemed to have a lot more pigment and definitely had a much bigger impact on the colour of the water.

Like most of Lush’s Valentine’s products, this is predominantly rose scented. And by god, does this thing smell strong! It’s not the subtle, so-so product that I was expecting. I originally purchased this to use in a bath cocktail, as I thought it wouldn’t hold it’s own. However, I was very (very) wrong! The smell was very intense and was more impressive than some bath bombs/bubble bars I’ve used!

This bath melt actually produced bubbles as well, which was another surprise for me! However, if you’re looking for a lot of bubbles, maybe add in some shower gel or a bubble bar. It turns your bath water a very pigmented, almost neon pink. As you’d imagine from a bath melt, it’s super smooth and buttery on the skin and leaves you feeling gorgeously soft afterwards, which is down to the beautiful Apricot oil used in it.

I only used half of this product in my bath (the pink half) because I’m pretty broke right now and I’m desperately trying to save my remaining Lush! However, my bath was still amazing just with the one half! I’m presuming the water would also be pink if you used both halves, but it might be a little more peachy.

Overall, a great product, with a unique design and beautiful scent. If you’re interested in giving it a go, then get to Lush quickly, the Valentine’s Day range will soon be over! It’s only £3.95, so why not treat yourself?

Flynn x

Cupid Bath Bomb | Valentine’s 2017

Hi guys! Another Valentine’s Day review for you! This time, Cupid! This bath bomb is very cute, but I feel this is often overlooked when people talk about the Valentine’s range? I’m presuming that it’s because this bath bomb isn’t too, “exciting”? I personally quite liked this little bath bomb!

This product is bursting with beautiful scents! It is of course mainly rose-scented, but it also contains violet flower absolute, bergamot oil and Persian lime oil, with raspberry juice as well, so this is a must-have if you enjoy the more fruity, sweet scents! For reference, this bath bomb smells the same as the Razzle Dazzle luxury bath oil!

Cupid is obviously very aesthetically-pleasing, shaped as a cute cupid’s heart. It’s quite small, but it’s a slow fizzer, so don’t worry about this bath bomb being gone too quickly! It took around 10 minutes for mine to fully dissolve in my tub. This bath bomb doesn’t really produce much in the water, just turns your water pink, so if you’re after a bit more, I’d suggest maybe adding a shower gel/bubble bar for some bubbles! (I added in some Snow Fairy!).

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Overall, super cute bath bomb! The smell is very refreshing and pleasant and at only £2.95, how could you resist? Stock up on these before the Valentine’s range disappears!

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

Ladybug bubble bar | Valentine’s 2017

Hi guys! Another Valentine’s range review for you! This time it’s the adorable Ladybug bubble bar, which certainly lives up to it’s name! This is such a cute bubble bar, and it rivals my all time favourite bubble bar, Pink Flamingo! On with the review!

So first off, this bubble bar is quite chunky, which means it’s perfect for multiple uses. I personally used half of it in my bath. It still produced plenty of bubbles and turned the water a gorgeous deep pink-red colour! If you’re after loads of bubbles, then I wouldn’t recommend cutting it down any further than halves.

I bought this product based on it’s looks, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the scent. It’s quite a sweet, fruity smell, with faint hints of The Comforter? The Lush website states it contains peppermint too, but I couldn’t really detect that to be honest. It’s a very lingering smell; my hair smelled like it for hours afterwards (which is definitely not a bad thing!).

I always struggle on what to say about bubble bars, such they don’t really produce any patterns on the water etc., as their main purpose is to create bubbles.

Overall, cute little bubble bar, retailing at a respectable £3.95 – I’d grab this before it’s too late!

Flynn x

Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb | Valentine’s 2017

Hi guys! I was having a bad day and decided to purchase a few bits from the 2017 Valentine’s Day range! Here’s my thoughts on the delicate, gorgeous Rose Bombshell bath bomb.

Firstly, the scent is very, very overwhelming. If you don’t like Rose, do not buy this! It’s a very nice smell, thought it definitely is quite strong (I didn’t have a very long bath, it was quite sickly to be honest). However, some people might love the scent! I’m not used to rose-scented products, so I think I’m a bit sensitive to them!

This bath bomb is quick. Blink, and you’ll miss it! It turns your bath water a lovely bright pink colour, which is very opaque (a pet peeve of mine is when the water isn’t pigmented). Once it’s done fizzing, it releases rose petals into the bath, which is such a nice touch. I really love little surprises in bath bombs. There was no problems with staining, but do make sure you pick out the rose petals before draining, since they clogged up my plug!

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Overall, sweet little bath bomb, perfect for a romantic evening for two (or just a good old solo soak!). This bath bomb retails for £4.25, which personally I find to be a little pricey for such a plain bath bomb, but that’s just my opinion.

Flynn x

Father Christmas bath bomb | Review

Okay, so this bath bomb should have been the best of the goddamn bunch for me, given how cute it is and how much I loved it last year. However, I personally feel like this one fell a little short for me.

This bath bomb is (obviously) shaped like Santa’s face, which is pretty cute (though I do find it mildly creepy to look at?). It’s not got much going on, no glitter on the outside or anything. Now, this is fine. This is totally fine. Do I prefer fun and colourful bath bombs? Yes, but this one is pretty adorable.

This bath bomb does kind of come to life in the tub? However, it’s quite a slow fizzer and took maybe 10 minutes to fully dissolve. This is always a huge disappointment to me. I love very explosive bath bombs. After a while the green core begins to dissolve, which turns your bath water into a christmassy green. I mean, it’s nice, but barely any glitter and not really that pigmented? Honestly, disappointing aesthetically.

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However, it does have a nice scent to it, though nothing overpowering. Honestly? This really isn’t a product I can rave about. It’s kinda cute, but essentially it’s just not by kind of bath bath. However, it might be for you!

Overall, cute design, pleasant scent, but nothing spectacular about it. I’m pretty sure this retails for £3.95, but could be wrong about that? As ever, Christmas products are only available during the festive season.

Flynn x