Lush Review: The Ex-Factor Bath Cocktail

August 19th, 2011 Posted in beauty products, Cosmetics, Lush Reviews, Spa Retreat | No Comments »

A perfect bath to chase away any blues (post-breakup or otherwise).  This bath cocktail has a citrus-lime fragrance punctuated by a muskiness/woodsiness.  It’s quite masculine; I didn’t mind though (kind of like sleeping in a boyfriend’s t-shirt).  Reminds me slightly of Aquolina’s Blue Sugar (would be great to use post-bath for guys).  Once I bought a small pot of vegan lotion dupe for Blue Sugar from Etsy as part of a sampler set and loved it!  I suggest this wonderful sky blue bath cocktail as an anytime detox soak or stress reliever…

1 Ex-Factor Bath Ballistic: Sweet, candy vanilla.  1 Ex-Factor will be more than enough; you can even use a 1/2 chunk.   Like most of Lush’s bath ballistics, this is a fast fizzer.

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

1/3 Happy Blooming Bath Melt: Sweet scent which does remind me of candy cherries.  I loved Happy Blooming with the other elements I chose for this bath!

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

 

 

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

 

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