Showing posts with label Lush. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lush. Show all posts

11 February 2024

Monthly Empties: January 2024

Not much used up during January;

Primark Glow in the Dark | This polish no longer transitions [swatch].
L'Occitane Rose Hand Cream | While I do like the 20% shea hand cream formula the scent isn't something I like. Happy to use it up but wouldn't purchase the scent.

Jelly Belly Buttered Popcorn | Scent of this was very much butter popcorn, the formula was good too and I used it up. Would repurchase.
Superdrug Vitamin E Lip Balm | I didn't use this up, the scent is too strong to be so close to my nose and it really didn't taste good either. Wouldn't repurchase.
Mad Beauty Lip Balm Vanilla | The formula on this was too waxy and dragged too hard over my lips. I didn't use this up and wouldn't repurchase.

Lush Snow Bear Soap | A creamy, moisturising soap. Supposed to smell of marzipan but I didn't quite agree with that. It was nice enough but don't think I'd repurchase.
Lush Snow Fairy Melt | It said you could use this as a wax melt which I did but it didn't have any scent throw at all. Disappointing, and wouldn't repurchase.
A Certain Becca Lacquer Cranberry Cocktail Melt | This wax did have a good scent throw to it unlike the Lush wax.


14 October 2021

Review: Lush - Lord of Misrule '21

Lord of Misrule '21 is an updated version of a previous incarnation of Lord of Misrule, which has been released as a Halloween limited edition yearly since 2013. The original was my favourite bath bomb from Lush.

"Prepare for mischief and merriment with this patchouli and vanilla fizzer. A fragrance loved by many, this familiar character has had a costume change this year. Allow the colours of the court jester to transform your bathwater and tickle your senses" -

Visually Lord of Misrule has changed from a dark green colour in a crown shape to a standard round colourful one. It also when it fizzes doesn't look dark and mysterious, it spins out light blue, yellow and pink. It doesn't look particularly Halloween-y anymore.

Original LOM Bath Bomb

The scent however is the same as the previous version, mainly patchouli but softer with vanilla and pepper. It lingers on your skin for a good few hours afterwards.

The water is left as a light green colour, which is more visually appealing than the previous dark green, brown colour.

Overall this is scent wise the same as the previous version, it just has had a make over and looks less Halloween and more year round appropriate. As the scent is the most important thing about a bath bomb to me I am happy to repurchase this updated version.


25 February 2021

Review: Lush - The Comforter Bath Bomb

"Fizzing fast to create fruity foam of purple, pink and white, this cloud-like ball of cassis will help you unwind before you hit the hay. A merry berry blanket of blackcurrant comforts and a burst of brightening bergamot oil refreshes and resets the mind. Meanwhile, soothing cypress oil ushers in a tide of comfort and joy" - Lush

The shape of this bath bomb is different from the standard round bombs from Lush.

The Comforter Bubble Bar is my go to for bubbles from Lush, this is the same scent just in a different format. Blackcurrant is the overpowering scent from this, the scent seems stronger on the bath bomb than the bubble bar. Takes a while to completely fizz in to nothing.

Turns the water an opaque pink colour, the scent lingered on my skin for hours. I didn't find it did anything to my skin other than scenting it.

Overall I liked this bath bomb and would repurchase it, which is a rare thing as I only seem to go for two of the many bath bomb options from Lush.


21 January 2021

Review: Lush - Bat Art - Bath Bomb (Halloween 2020)

Bat Art is a bath bomb released for Halloween 2020, I got this in October.

"Unfurl violet glittering bath art"

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

The bath bomb itself is bat shaped, is black and has some sparkle.

The scent is along the same lines as their 'Junk' scent, described as lemon, orange, rosemary, sage and blackcurrant.

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

Bat Art took a long time to dissolve, it turned the water a very dark purple colour.

I couldn't pick out a particular scent, just fresh which did linger on my skin afterwards.

Review Lush Bat Art Bath Bomb Halloween 2020

Something to note, this bath bomb does stain the bath. Also it has finely milled glitter in it which stuck to the bottom of the bath as well my skin. I didn't notice the glitter whilst in the bath.

I liked the colour this turned the water, the shape and the scent.

I didn't like having to scrub my bath afterwards, or the glitter.


3 December 2014

Review: Lush - Secret Santa

Modelled on our first shop in Poole and fragrenced with our 29 High Street perfume this is our very own Santa’s grotto. The fragrance was created to emulate the rich smell of essential oils inside the shop, and there's even a miniature red Father Christmas bath bomb inside!

This bath ballistic was very large, and when you shook it it rattled. Because this was so big I smashed it in to pieces so I could divide it between two baths. Inside of the house shell was a red santa's head which turned the water a red colour although with the amount of orange this was overpowered in the bath water. 

The fragrance of this was a slight Ylang Ylang although it was fresh with a vague citrus scent to it as well. Although the scent didn't linger on the skin nor was it particularly over powering in the bath itself.

I found that this made the water a great uplifting orange colour, however it also spat out a lot of dirt and twigs. Almost like the floor of a forest in your bath. However it didn't last and didn't mean a lengthy clean up afterwards.


1 February 2014

Nails: #SignOfLove


"In June of 2013, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a bill that banned ‘propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors'. This means that in Russia, if you belong to the LGBTQ community, it is illegal to 'propagate' your sexual orientation as it is deemed a violation of Russian law and 'traditional' sexual relations.

There is no legal definition of the term ‘propaganda’ and the ambiguity associated with the term only serves to increase cultural anxieties so that many people who agree with Putin’s ban have taken the law into their own hands, subjecting LGBTQ communities to violence and crime

How you can help?

We believe in love for everyone, between everyone. As part of our Sign of Love campaign, Lush are creating photo petition books which we will send to Russian embassies worldwide on the 14th February – the international day of love. Show your solidarity by uploading a photo of yourself painted with a pink triangle, using pink lipstick, then share your #SignofLove via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram"


Polishes Used
Nails Inc - New York Noir
Color Club - Warhol
George - Matte Top Coat
WAH / Models Own - White Nail Art Pen

19 November 2013

Review: Lush - Lord of Misrule

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This bath bomb, named after the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, has a strange and magnificent fragrance created by Gorilla Perfumer Simon Constantine. This bomb will slowly dissolve to reveal a wine coloured centre, with the added sweetness of the world’s first fair trade vanilla absolute, perfectly balanced by the earthy scents of black pepper and patchouli oil -

This bath ballistic is from the Christmas 2013 Collection, it is new for this year. The first thing I noticed about this was the colour, a very green colour with random yellow and pink dots. There is a giant star shape on the top of this as well.


Another point which I think makes this quite unique is the amount of time it took to fizz away, it was well over ten minutes before this stopped fizzing around the bath. Also there is no bits in this one so you can use it without having to put it in a sock to save on the clean up.


First you get a green colour, then it breaks down and the centre which is a pink / red colour begins to spurt out of it. Then things start to get even weirder, there is popping candy inside and you can hear the crackling from that in the water for around five minutes.


The water ends up a grey / brown colour and with the earthy scents and crackling noises you being to feel as if you are sitting in a witches cauldron.


The scent of this bath ballistic is quite an earthy one (not a dirty soil smell though), the main scent is patchouli, some spiciness but there is definitely a softer side to that which I imagine is the vanilla. The scent does linger on your skin for a good couple of hours afterwards. 


This is quite a visually interesting bath ballistic, and it does take a good amount of time to fizz away to nothing and as such it something you will want to have a fair amount of time to watch and to use.

I would get this again, I hope that Lush bring this back again next year.

£3.30 - Lush

30 October 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Favourite Brand

One of my favourite brands is Lush. I've tried to show two of the best products I like the best:


The Comforter and Sex Bomb

Base Polish: Orly - Fowl Play
Top Coat: George (Asda) - Matte Topcoat

Acrylic Paints