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Lush Review: Ceylon Tea Bath Cocktail

A bubbly, frothy melon-colored bath.  This was a belated birthday treat to myself.  I was occupied in a good way with celebrations with family and the completion of a school course.  I didn’t get a chance to enjoy this bath cocktail until yesterday.

1 Luverly Bath Ballistic: A mild floral.  My first guess was chamomile; which is incorrect.

  • Ylang ylang oil
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Gardenia extract
  • Straw flowers

1 Auntie Pamela Bubble Bar: A very spicy sweet fragrance; very cinnamon.  Judging from the ingredients, it must have been stored next to a bubble bar made of cinnamon or the like.  So don’t go solely by my account.  I love this bubble bar enough to re-purchase for a future bath cocktail.  I threw this into the bathwater and it melted in no time.  I didn’t even have to crumble it!  The bathwater was quite warm though; maybe this helped?

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

1/2 MMM Melting Marshmallow Moments Bath Melt: Sweet floral scent.  Just in case you’re wondering, it’s very easily crumbled under running water.

  • almond oil
  • chamomile powder
  • marigold powder
  • synthetic musk

A Ring of Roses Buttercream Soap: A lovely gently floral fragranced soap.  I always worry about anything floral because I really dislike the scent of lavender (smells too medicinal and herbal) and geraniums (smells like burnt plastic).  I know lavender is supposed to be calming, so it’s unfortunate that I dislike that scent.  I do think dried lavender looks gorgeous in a clay vase.  RR was to my relief nicely scented and it left my skin moisturized.  For someone with normal or combo skin, many Lush melts and soaps make post-bath lotion unnecessary. You can see from the list below that it’s jam-packed with lots of goodness.

  • Larkspur
  • Honeysuckle
  • Marigold & cornflower infusion
  • Rapeseed, sunflower, coconut, & evening primrose oils
  • Lemon & sweet orange oils
  • Rose absolute
  • Rose petals

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

 

Lush Review: Perennial Garden Bath Cocktail

My Perennial Garden bath cocktail was a sweet white powdery floral citrus blend.  A perfect before sleep treat.  My mind is always busy with some mundane thought but all I could think of were the pop-pops of the bath bubbles for a change.  All I needed was a rubber ducky to sail on by.

1 Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb: Mild florals and citrusy.

  • Seven rosebuds
  • Rose absolute
  • Geranium oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Jasmine absolute

1 Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar: Sweet citrusy.

  • Bergamot oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Orange flower absolute
  • Mandarin 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

A Ring of Roses Soap: A lovely gently floral fragranced soap.  I always worry about anything floral because I really dislike the scent of lavender (smells too medicinal and herbal) and geraniums (smells like burnt plastic).  I know lavender is supposed to be calming, so it’s unfortunate that I dislike that scent.  I do think dried lavender looks gorgeous in a clay vase.  RR was to my relief nicely scented and it left my skin moisturized.  For someone with normal or combo skin, many Lush melts and soaps make post-bath lotion unnecessary. You can see from the list below that it’s jam-packed with lots of goodness.

  • Larkspur
  • Honeysuckle
  • Marigold & cornflower infusion
  • Rapeseed, sunflower, coconut, & evening primrose oils
  • Lemon & sweet orange oils
  • Rose absolute
  • Rose petals

 

Lush Review: B-Electro, Sunny Citrus, Heavenly Bodies, After 8:30

B-Electro Shower Gel Sample: Reminds me of a Yankee Candles tart I used to love called Key Lime Pie.  Both are now discontinued unfortunately =(.

  • Rapseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Fennel oil
  • Grapefruit Oil
  • Jasmine Absolute
  • Rose Absolute

Sunny Citrus Soap: Very mildly sweetly scented.  The only ingredient I thought I sensed more strongly than the others was lemon.  If you don’t like strong scents and love all things citrusy than this may be for you =).

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Orange oil
  • Tangerine oil
  • Mandarin oil
  • Neroli oil
  • Bergamot oil
  • Gardenia extract

Heavenly Bodies Buttercream: Reminds me of hot chocolate powder with a discernable nuttiness to it.  Leaves one’s skin silky soft.  I really love it.  It’s not as messy as You Snap The Whip thank goodness.  Mine arrived slightly melted during the July heat but nothing was wasted.  I placed it somewhere cooler and it solidified.

  • Orange Blossom Infusion
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Rhassoul Mud
  • Tangerine Oil
  • Sweet Orange Oil
  • Vanilla Absolute
  • Cocoa Absolute
  • Flaked Chocolate

After 8:30: Reminds me of After Eight Dinner Mints but I smell mainly vanilla and chocolate (sweet scent obviously).  It’s really a great Lush massage bar, especially if you love Coeur.  My only reservation about it is the chocolate side leaves a brown film on your skin but it goes away after you massage it into the skin.  It’s not a big deal to me; I haven’t had anything stained yet from using it.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics