Creaming Candy Bubble Bar Review

Looking through my recent posts, I saw that I hadn’t done a Lush Review in a while even though I can assure you I have still been using their products non stop. So here I have a sweetly scented bubble bar review for you 🙂 Onto the information from the Lush Website;

Cost & Weight – $7.50 for a 100g bar (that can be used many times).

Ingredients – Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lauryl Betaine, Cornflour, Perfume, Almond Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Laureth 4, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone,  Colour 45410, Colour 14700, Colour 17200.

Scent – super sweet like fairy floss and candy 🙂 it smelled quite similar to Lush’s signature ‘snow fairy’ scent.

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Here’s how Lush depicts this bubble bar on their website;

“If you’d normally reach for a sweet treat to lift your mood, this bubble bar does just the job. Its sweet candy floss smell raises your energy levels and perks you up. It also offers extra moisturisation than the average bubble bar as it has a blend of almond and cocoa butter. Creamy Candy contains almond oil and butter chunks that melt onto the surface of the water, giving skin a velvety texture.”

I personally like to bathe in bubbles which these bars create as well as a bath bomb does for colour, smell and the silky smooth feeling afterwards. However, to test out this bubble bar properly, I thought I’d settle for a bath using only this to see what it really does. Bubble bars are basically meant to be broken up and crumpled under running water to produce a tub brimming with bubbles. I find that all bubble bars end up crumbling out of my hand and into the water while I’m trying to use it, leaving annoying little crumbs of it at the bottom of my bath. The creaming candy bubble bar was actually not one of the worse ones this occurs with and I was really happy not too many bits made it into the water undissolved. The little bits that did make it actually dissolved really quickly which was nice. As expected, a little went a long way and I had a tub full of bubbles quite quickly, the scent super sweet just how I like it 🙂

Pros of this product include the bubbles (of course!) and the scent, which wasn’t as strong as one that a bath bomb would give, however, it was still really nice and sweet which I thought would pair really well with an equally sweet bath bomb 🙂

Cons of this product include the little crumbly chunks that end up in my bath, even though they weren’t too bad, I just find this so annoying and it’s basically a con for every bubble bar I have used 😦 I would also much prefer the scent to be a bit stronger and for it to give my bath water some colour! I know when I usually bathe, I also use a bath bomb which does this but I feel like you shouldn’t need two products and Lush should really bring out a ‘perfect bath all-in-one’ product 🙂

Overall this bubble bar is really good and I know I will get lots (possibly 5 but I’ll let you know) good uses out of it. I know next time I will be using it in conjunction with a bath bomb which I think I’ll enjoy a lot more just because I’m not a fan of clear bathwater 🙂

Really impressed with the smell and found it didn’t wear off or ‘disappear’ as quickly as a lot of the other bubble bars I have used which was really good.

Rating – 🙂 🙂 🙂 , two smileys were lost because of the crumbs and lack of colour, however, this is really good compared to other bubble bars, maybe bubble bars are just not my favourite Lush product altogether.

Thanks for reading this Lush Review, sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’m working on a September favourites now but have actually been on holidays which I’ll also be mentioning in a ‘coming soon’ post. Be prepared and keep a look out :). Love you all,

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxx

 

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Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly Review

Yet another Lush Review for you and be prepared, this might just be one of my all time favourite Lush products. Being absolutely exclusive to Lush, shower jellies are so different to any other soaps and are so much fun to use. I’m sad to say I think the Sweetie Pie shower jelly (my hands down favourite) is either a Christmas special or discontinued 😦 I’ve had mine for a while and only managed to find it on the US website, not the Australian one. Don’t worry though, the AU website still had all the other shower jelly scents including Whoosh, Refresher and Needles and Pines. Anyway, here’s the information from Lush’s US Website;

Cost & Weight – AU $7.95 for a pot of 100 grams.

Ingredients – Glycerine, Water (Aqua), Cherry Infusion (Prunus cerasus), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coconut Infusion (Cocos nucifera), Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Fragrance, Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum),Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Limonene,*Linalool, Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Silicate & Titanium Dioxide), FD&C Blue No. 1, D&C Red No. 33, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Scent – according to lush, cherries and coconut but to me, apple blackcurrant lollies 🙂

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Here’s how lush advertises the shower jelly;

“Our sweetest shower jelly is also our best-seller! Between the fruity fragrance, the iridescent glitter that leaves a sparkle on your skin, and the seaweed base that leaves your skin softened and refreshed, it’s irresistible. And while we know our blackcurrant and sour cherry wobbler smells good enough to eat, we recommend you curb your cravings and hop in the shower and wash with Sweetie Pie instead. Smooth it all over your body (and your hair too!) for a sweet yet sophisticated cleansing experience.”

As you already know, I am a sucker for Lush’s sickly sweet scents and this shower jelly is a perfect example. Let’s be real, it’s foaming jelly that you can wash your body and hair with. What’s not to love? I used it yesterday and it has left the most amazing subtly sweet smell on my skin. I have heard people say to cut or break off chunks of the jelly to the squish into a loofah for more bubbles but I can’t bring myself to ruin the lump of jelly that fits perfectly in the pot. I just picked it all up and used it like that and found that it still lathered up perfectly well 🙂 My only problem is that little bits did end up crumbling off and I feel like that’s a bit of a waste but I guess it’s my fault for not breaking it up into little portions.

Pros of this product include the unique experience of trying such an odd but amazing product and the smell range as the other scents are also very unique and specialise in different things.

A con is that the product is a bit gimmicky and any old shower gel will probably be more effective but I still love it and using it is kind of a treat. As mentioned above, it crumbled a bit but next time I might just use a small chunk and see if it’s any better.

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Overall, the whole concept of shower jelly paired with Lush’s signature sweet, candy inspired scent really does it for me and that’s why this is one of my all time favourite Lush products.

I don’t think shower jelly would be as fun to use every day as the novelty would wear off but I tend to use it when I have baths and it’s just as exciting as the first time I opened the tub and smelt it 🙂

Rating – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 , could you expect any less? This product is amazing and if it really is not available anymore I will be devastated.

I hope you enjoyed this Lush Review and will give shower jelly a shot. I’ll make sure to find out if this is discontinued or not next time I visit Lush so fingers crossed. Love you all and my June favourites will be up soon 🙂

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

Bubblegum Lip Scrub Review

I have decided to do another Lush Review‘ for you and thought I should talk about a very different, quite unusual product 🙂 Lush’s lip scrubs are truly something special and unlike anything I have seen in other stores. Available in bubblegum, popcorn, chocolate, mint julips and honey, each of Lush’s sugar lip scrubs are as sweet as you think. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think of the product. As usual, here’s the product information from Lush’s Website;

Cost & Weight – AU $9.95 for a jar of 25 grams.

Ingredients – Caster Sugar, Organic Jojoba Oil, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Flavour, Colour 45410 and Colour 45380.

Scent – the sweetest, most ‘pink’, bubble gum scent you could ever imagine.

Image result for bubblegum lip scrubHere’s how lush advertises the lip scrub;

“Prep your lips with a buff and polish at the start of your make-up routine to ensure your lipstick glides on and stays put. Just apply with a clean finger, and let the exfoliating caster sugar and softening jojoba oil scrub away dead skin and infuse moisture to rejuvenate your smile. Bubblegum lip scrub won’t leave any greasy residue; just a sweet candy taste that you’ll enjoy licking off. Lip-smackingly good.”

If you have never seen Lush’s lip scrubs, you may be wondering what they’re for and how to use them. They are basically a sweet smelling, sugary substance with a rough consistency that you scoop onto your lips and rub to exfoliate, smooth and remove dead skin. After exfoliating, you lick the flavoured scrub off your lips to reveal silky smooth lips and finish with a lip balm. The bubblegum flavour smells and tastes delicious to me but I know so many people who absolutely hate it because it’s so overpowering. You have to be a real sweet tooth to enjoy using these scrubs.

Pros of this product include the smell and taste, flavour range and uniqueness of the product as I love trying new things.

A con is that the scent can be overpowering to some and that the product is a bit gimmicky considering the price. You don’t necessarily ‘need’ to exfoliate your lips and I wouldn’t repurchase the product just because it’s good to try but isn’t a key part of lip care, however, I do think it makes a great gift.

Overall, I love the unique idea of a lip scrub and it smelt amazing but it’s a bit gimmicky and not worth the price for the quantity you get in my opinion. Let me know if you want me to do a DIY on this product because I’m sure you could make you own for much cheaper 🙂

Rating – 🙂 🙂 🙂 , I would have liked to be getting a larger jar for the price paid and although the product is very ‘fun’, it’s not so practical.

I hope you enjoyed the second edition to my ‘Lush Reviews‘ category. Love you all and keep a look out for more reviews like this.

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

Intergalactic Bath Bomb Review

Welcome to the first review to be featured in my ‘Lush Reviews‘ category! The Intergalactic bath bomb was truly like a trip to space and I am so excited to tell you how amazing it was. If you read my February Favourites 2017 post you would have heard a little about how much I loved this bath bomb. Keep reading for an in-depth review complete with images for you. Thought I should also mention none of the pictures are mine and they were sourced on Google Images. First up, a quick snapshot of the product with information from Lush’s Website;

Cost & Weight – the bath bomb costs AU $8.95 and weighs 225 grams.

Shape & Colour – in a traditional sphere shape, the bath bomb is blue with pink, white and yellow stripes swirled around it giving a marble-like effect.

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Before you satisfyingly chuck the ball into your bath

Ingredients – Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Popping Candy, Perfume, Cream of Tartar, Water (Aqua), Peppermint Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Vetivert Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Limonene, Linalool, Snowflake, Lemon Ice and Gold Glimmer Lustre, Colour 42090 and Colour 45410

Scent – peppermint, cedar wood (sweet and woody) and vetivert (grassy and earthy).

Colour When Used – after the colours have swirled around and fully dissolved, the bath water settles into a midnight blue colour with fine gold glitter.

Mood Set – enticing then relaxing.

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In the process of dissolving into a galaxy

Here’s how lush advertises the bath bomb;

“Ever wondered what bathing in deep space would be like? Invite the cosmos into your bathroom with this sexy, interstellar bomb and become the guardian of your own galaxy. An awesome mix of refreshing peppermint and neon colour sends your mood rocketing, while popping candy takes you on a trip around the Milky Way. Constellations swirl and pop, creating vibrant lustre vortexes in the night sky. Before you leap too far, rogue layers of vetivert and cedar wood take hold, evoking the warmth of human contact far from home and a hint of 80s aftershave. Return from your intergalactic brief encounter as the grounding scent brings you gently back from orbit.”

I personally loved this bath bomb solely because of the colours and gold glitter. I felt like I was floating in space when the water turned midnight blue and glimpses of gold glitter could be seen shining in the light. The smell was pleasant but I didn’t pick up the notes of mint and sweet wood like the lush website advertised. Instead, the scent wasn’t really standout or unique but much like other bath bombs or just generally how the store smells.

Pros of this product include the colours (in the sphere and the end result) as well as the beautiful glittery surprise.

A con is that the scent isn’t anything special and quite low-key compared to other products although it is relaxing and does set the mood. Another con is the cleanup and your entire bath being covered in gold glitter. Luckily, after a wipe down and rinse with cold water, most of the glitter easily comes off. Still all completely worth the interstellar experience.

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After being fully dissolved and left in a galaxy of glitter.

Overall, I just loved how I wasn’t expecting the bath bomb to do what it did. It was unique and significantly different to their other bath products meaning I will remember it. I’m all for Lush’s little surprises and can’t wait for many more to come.

Rating – 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 , the scent could have been better (I personally like sweet scents so this could be why I was underwhelmed).

I hope you enjoyed this kick start to my ‘Lush Reviews‘ category and are looking forward to reading more posts similar to this one.

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

 

Introduction to Lush Reviews

Having loved lush products for years, I thought it would be great to share all my thoughts here for you. Whether you are new to the Lush craze or want to see how a product worked for me, you can find it in the latest edition to my blog, the ‘Lush Reviews’ category. I hope you’re as excited for this as I am!

Lush is a cosmetics brand known for fighting animal testing and being completely cruelty-free, using natural ingredients that are good for us and harvested for the good of the community and being completely vegetarian (80% vegan). Their unique, all-natural handmade cosmetics and strong beliefs have been widely popular and appealed to many.

Lush sells a wide range of products including their famous bath bombs and bubble bars as well as soaps, face masks, perfumes, lotions, makeup and hair treatments. Below I will describe some of their well known but very unique products that intrigued me.

Bath Bombs – Lush’s bath bombs are unlike any other. Their unique scents and exploding colours of fun will immediately get you hooked and collecting them all. Most of them feature a sphere shape which you basically pop into your bath and watch dissolve into a magically scented, bathing wonderland.

“Settle in for a good soak with an original Lush invention, exploding with essential oils and tons of fizzy fun. Whether you’re after a relaxing, petal-laden floral soak or an invigorating multilayered explosion of color and scent, there’s a bath bomb perfect for every bathing experience.”

Bubble Bars – Another unique Lush invention which I haven’t actually seen sold anywhere else. Unlike bath bombs, bubble bars are soft and can be crumbled or held under running water to produce deliciously scented bubbles. These can also be used multiple times which make them much more worth your $$$ but I personally love using them with a bath bomb.

“Frothy and fragrant bubbles are at your fingertips with our bubble bars. Crumble one of these self-preserving bars under running water to reveal heaps of bubbles for a luxurious, inviting bath.”

Lip Scrubs – Lip scrubs are another product that I believe Lush invented or at least started the trend for. Even though you can buy lip scrubs at multiple shops, Lush’s are truly one of kind. Available in Bubblegum, Mint Julips, Popcorn and Chocolate, all the lip scrubs are edible so you can lick them off your lips to reveal a silky smooth pout.

“We like to keep our lips perfectly soft at all times; you never know when you might need to pucker up. Keep your kisser ready and protected from the elements with our selection of delectable, rich lip balms and tints, and sweet lip scrubs.”
Shower Jellies – Definetly Lush’s most unique product as I had never even heard of these before discovering one in store. Shower Jellies are basically a blob of jelly that foams with water and smells amazing. You rub the blob all over your body and it works just like a body wash, only wobblier!
“Who says getting clean can’t be loads of fun? Our wobbly shower jellies make washing up one of the best parts of your day. We make them with a seriously softening seaweed gel base to gently cleanse and nourish your skin. Fruity extracts, essential oils and vitamin-rich juices leave you smelling delicious, too.”

Fun – As oddly amazing as shower jellies, fun is soap in the form of play dough! Fun works as a body wash, bubble bath, shampoo or even a clothing stain remover. They smell amazing and you can make figurines as you get squeaky clean. What’s not to love?

“Treat your inner child (and your kids) to some fun. This multipurpose bar is a soap, shampoo, bubble bath and toy, all in one colorful, sweetly-scented package.”

As you now know, Lush offers an extensive range of unique products you will immediately fall in love with. Some of their other products include face masks, creamy liquid body wash, soaps which smell amazing and some even double as exfoliators, containing oats and other good bits. I highly recommend trying out their products, especially because of how good they are for your skin as they are all natural and because of their clear views on how wrong animal testing is. Just follow the amazing sweet scent and you’ll find their store in any shopping centre!

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

P.S First Lush bath bomb review coming very, very soon!