Category Archives: Lush Reviews

Lush Review: It’s Raining Men Shower Gel

It’s Raining Men Shower Gel’s amazing scent pleasantly resembles that of Honey I Washed the Kids Soap to a tee.  Sweet honey toffee mmm yummy!  I wish it was a part of the permanent collection.  This definitely would have been a re-purchase must for me.

  • Honey
  • Rosehip
  • Lotus Flowers
  • Tiger Lily Infusion
  • Sweet Wild Orange Oil
  • Bergamot Oil

 

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

 

Lush Review: Pemberley Bath Cocktail & Gavernie Soap

I named this bath cocktail after Fitzwilliam Darcy’s Pemberley Estate in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.  Just saw the 1995 t.v. series very recently starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehrle and loved it!  If you are a fan of lavender products, this bath is perfect for you.  I suggest this turquoisey blue bath cocktail as an end-of-the-day detox soak before sleep…

1 1/4 Ex-Factor Bath Ballistic: Sweet, candy vanilla.  I’ve been wanting to try this bath ballistic for the longest time.  A friend gave me a 1/4 piece to sample so I decided to combine this piece with what I already had.  1 Ex-Factor will be more than enough; you can even use a 1/2 chunk.  Also a great bath bomb for a post-breakup detox bath.  I might have one more Ex-Factor somewhere and would love to create a sweet-scented candy bath cocktail with it next time.  I’m not a fan of lavender scented baths.

 

1/2 Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar: This scent is similar to the Big Blue bath bomb only a little more mild and sweet.  At first whiff, there seems to be a nuttyness similar to those in chocolate candy bars e.g. Snickers.  Not sure if I was imaging this?  I think of it as the more masculine counterpart to The Comforter Bubble Bar.

  • Patchouli oil
  • Frankincense resinoid
  • Cinnamon leaf oil

1 Dreamtime Bath Melt: Very lavender.  I believe this bath melt was the reason why my bath became so lavender scented and dominated the other scents.  If you are not a lavender fan, I don’t recommend this bath melt.

  • Almond oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Ginger oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Jasmine flowers

*Recommended Soap: Gavernie Soap (reminiscent of Jungle Conditioner’s scent).  Gavernie’s scent makes me think of asian sweet bean desserts.  I love it very much; as you might have guessed since I’m nuts for Jungle!  Gavernie was pleasantly not what I expected.  For whatever reason, I thought it would be much more herbal.  I used Temptation Soap (apple minty scent) by accident thinking it was Gavernie.  Ironic.

P.S.  My apologies the review on Gavernie has been so late.  I thought I had reviewed this soap in the past and found out I hadn’t.  Better late than never, but better never late.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: Post-Tax Prep Bath Cocktail

This bath cocktail was a welcome rest for a tired mind!  A beautiful mauvy pink, sweet scented bath.  The flower petals made me feel like I was bathing in a tea infusion =).  Here is what you will need to recreate this bath:

1 Calavera Bath Ballistic: Large bath ballistic which is sweet and citrusy with mild floral accents.

  • Lime oil
  • Neroli oil
  • Marigold petals

 

1/2 The Comforter Bubble Bar: Sweetart scented.  I absolutely love it.  Really easily crumbled under running water or within a plastic baggy.  Fast melt within water.

  • bergamot oil
  • cassis absolute (fruity blackcurrant fragrance)
  • cypress oil

 

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.

  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

 

*Recommended Soap: Rock Star Soap

 

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

 

Lush Review: Smurfette’s Bath Cocktail

I had a refreshing and enjoyable bath cocktail today.  Florally sweet and watermelon red.  This bath would have been a favorite of Smurfette…

1 Cinders Bath Ballistic: It does remind me of cinnamon, sweet orange, and apple juice.  Very quick fizz.  I only wish this bath bomb was bigger since bath ballistics normally aren’t cheap.  I’m glad they had a post-holiday sale recently and all of their limited edition products were 50% off woohoo!  Cinders was one of those bath bombs which had alluded me last year and I was thrilled to finally have a chance to try this year.

  • Fizzy candy
  • Gardenia Florida extract
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Orange oil
  • Cinnamomum cassia leaf oil

1 Magic Mushroom Bubble Bar: Slightly strawberry candy scented.  Really cute bubble bar.  So moisturizing!

  • Olibanum oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Geranium oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Tonka absolute

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.

  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

I guess I was in a strawberry mood today and followed up with The Body Shop’s body butter in Strawberry =)

*Photocredits: Lush Cosmetics & The Body Shop

Lush Review: The Baker’s Bath Cocktail

How can I describe this???  I sweet scented peanut buttery bath which turned from a gorgeous teal to a milky tan after I added the Happy Blooming Bath Melt.  I have more Fizzbanger and will probably try it with my leftover half of

1 Fizzbanger Bath Ballistic: Candy sweet, mildly floral. Not sure if it reminded me of anything in particular.  I’m sorry I can’t be more specific about the scent at this time.  Overall it’s a great bath ballistic which could be used in combination with many Lush bubble bars and bath melts.

  • Fizzy candy
  • Cinnamon leaf oil
  • Petigrain oil
  • Ylang ylang oil
  • Gardenia extract

1 Auntie Pamela Massage Bar: The scent reminded me of peanut butter brittle but not exactly.  It’s not what I really expected but that’s not a bad thing =).

  • Chamomile powder
  • Rose absolute
  • Ylang ylang oil
  • Vanilla absolute
  • Rose petals
  • Red golden glitter
  • Gardenia extract

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.

  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

*Recommended soap bars: Honey I Washed the Kids or Porridge Soap.  I used Miranda Soap only because it was the only one in my bath room.  I keep my Lush (in a plastic container) in another room now to keep them better preserved.

Lush Review: Perfect Post-Blizzard Treat

I really hope everyone has enjoyed/is enjoying the holidays with family and friends!  Did you get all that you wished for?  This period is always pretty hectic for me, like it typically is for everyone but it was filled with a lot of cheer =).

Recently the Northeast was hit hard by a blizzard =(.  I thought this bath cocktail would be perfect as a post-blizzard, post-shoveling, cold recovery, or no particular reason treat for anyone.  So here it is, the peachy pink Rock Star scented bath cocktail ingredients you’ve been waiting for (you won’t want to leave this bath)…

1 So White Bath Ballistic: Reminded me of white chalk scented with florally tart lemon (yes, you read correctly).  I really liked the fragrance of this bath ballistic!  Unfortunately So White is a holiday limited edition bath bomb and is probably harder to find now.

  • Bergamot oil
  • Rose absolute
  • Orange flower absolute
  • Neroli oil

1 Candy Cane Bubble Bar: To my amazement, this reminded me uncanningly of Rock Star soap.  I was definitely expecting something winter minty (it was not at all the case).  I even started doubting myself and thought I stored CCBB next to Rock Star soap and that the scent transferred by doing so (nope).  Sorry, alas another limited edition product.

  • Vanilla absolute

Leftover Bits of Ma Bar Bubble Bar: Sweet like toffee.  One of the most well-liked bubble bars Lush had created as far as I’m concerned.  This bubble bar definitely gave the bath a tanner hue from the chocolate half of the bar.

  • Sweet orange oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Sugar cube

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.

  • Passionflower
  • Dried cherries
  • Fresh passion fruit
  • Ylang ylang oil

*I recommend Rock Star or Snow Cake soap for this bath cocktail.  I personally used Victoria’s Secret Candy Baby shower gel because I wanted to use it up.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: Iced Wine Shower Jelly

Okay, seeing that it has been pretty cold out, I decided this wouldn’t be a bad time to re-stock on some Lush favorites and finally try Iced Wine Shower Jelly.  As I suspected, it survived the mail without melting.  I absolutely love the scent of Iced Wine.  It’s reminiscent of spiked sweet cider.  Sooo good!  Unlike Sweetie Pie though, my particular jelly did not hold up as well after my shower but is still overall in one piece, I suppose.  This isn’t a big deal though, since I found another great Lush product.  Limited edition, probably, of course = /.  Do try it; two thumbs up from me!

  • Fresh grapefruit infusion
  • Iced wine
  • Grapefruit oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Buchu oil

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Bath Cocktail Indulgence

This post isn’t really a detailed review, as much as the ones I normally post about.  It’s just a mini rave that I loved this citrusy blend: the last of my Easter Egg (Yellow) Bath Ballistic ~1/3, Karma Bubble Bar (oh sooo yummy smelling) ~1/2, and Floating Island Bath Melt ~1/2.  It was simply wonderful and relaxing =)!

I hope to use my limited edition/ Lush holiday goodies soon, so looking forward to that post and I need to use up my Halloween goodies as well.  Ah bubbles, bubbles!

Lush Review: Glögg Shower Gel

If you want a spicy, perfect for cold Fall days/Winter-type shower gel, than Glögg is for you!  OMG I REALLY love it!!!  It reminds me of a hot mug of apple cider with a cinnamon stick…  Watching t.v., a soft throw blanket over me, with a warm mug of apple cider =)…  How can I not love something that makes me think of nice thoughts like that??? I’m planning to buy the biggest bottle which Lush offers fairly soon.  Don’t pass this up!  Go to Lush and experience it for yourself!

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly

I visited a Lush boutique in Manhattan recently (the one near East 14th. Street/Union Square Park) and remembered that I really wanted to try one of their candy sweet shower jellies (particularly because I’ve always feared it melting while being shipped and so I’ve never ordered them online).  I also heard through the grape vine that all shower jellies will be discontinued by Lush =(.  You should try them or buy a backup while you still can.  I really love Sweetie Pie with its grape jelly bean scent.  It is very slithery to work with and fell twice onto my tub.  When wet, the scent changes to a strong, less candied scent which is a bit hard to describe.  As it dries, the grape jelly bean scent returns.  SP has great lather, though I never would have imagined it until I tried it for myself.  From what I can tell, one SP jelly can last for quite a number of showers.

  • Cherry infusion
  • Coconut infusion
  • Carrageenan extract
  • Bergamot oil
  • Cassis absolute
  • Cypress il
  • Iridescent glitter

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics