Lush Review: Pemberley Bath Cocktail & Gavernie Soap

May 11th, 2011 Posted in beauty products, Lush Reviews, Toiletries | No Comments »

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: Big Blue Bath Cocktail

June 24th, 2010 Posted in beauty products, Lush Reviews, Spa Retreat, Toiletries | No Comments »

This was a masculine aromatic Caribbean turquoise bath.  Kind of like bathing in tea except, it’s seaweed that’s floating in the water, not loose dried tea leaves.  I always want to try something at least once before forming an opinion on it.  As much as I enjoyed this bath, it’s not a favorite only because I favor the more fruity, candy, feminine ones.

1 Big Blue Bath Bomb: Fresh, clean scent but powerful like cleaning detergent.  This scent became more mild as the ballistic mixed with the bath water.

  • Coarse sea salt
  • Arame seaweed
  • Lemon
  • Lavender oil
  • Seaweed absolute


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 would love to use my other half of BSFWCBB with a sweeter bath ballistic.  We shall see which one it will be =)

  • Patchouli oil
  • Frankincense resinoid
  • Cinnamon leaf oil

1/2 Floating Island Bath Melt: Mildly sweet floral scent.  Made the bath very moisturizing.  I mean, what bath melt doesn’t?  This one is a slow froth.  I’ve used this bath melt a few times already but now its scent reminds me of a Connecticut Muffin Angel Cake muffin =)

  • Almond oil
  • Sandlewood oil
  • Lemon oil

Ice Blue Sample Soap: Fresh, clean scent.  I like it even though I’m a spearmint fan.

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Seasalt
  • Sweet wild orange oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Peppermint oil


Sea Vegetable Sample Soap: I’m not too crazy about this soap with its “fishy” scent.  I was surprised I didn’t like it more since I don’t mind the smell of seaweed.  Usually a seaweed scent to me, is a nice reminder of beaching or visiting Nantucket Island.

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Atlantic sea salt crystals
  • Arame seaweed
  • Lime oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Seaweed absolute

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics