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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 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: Big Blue Bath Cocktail

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

Lush Review: Nostalgic Bath Cocktail

Sometimes I feel like Des Esseintes, Joris-Karl Huymans’ main character in Against Nature, striving to create a small world of Lush decadence whenever I can…  Tonight’s bath cocktail was white and frothy with a delicate fresh scent, reminding me of 7UP and Sprite soda pops which I would gladly consume during those boring adult dinner parties my parents and grandparents would drag me to.  Therefore, the “nostalgic” part of this post’s title.  Resting my face gently against Amandopondo’s busily popping bubbles, the world began to disappear and for once, my mind was a terrific blank.  Now it’s your turn to replicate this lovely bath and retreat into your own microcosm…

1 Sakura Bath Bomb: Sweet floral; very gently scented with quick fizz action.  Initially this bath ballistic fizzed a very light pink.  I’m not sure if I necessarily sense cherry blossoms, but it sounds good to me =)

  • Lemon oil
  • Mimosa absolute
  • Orange absolute
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Gardenia extract

1 Amandopondo Bubble Bar: Mild floral scent.  I used an organza sachet to get the most out of my bubble bar by running it under the water spout.  Using a sachet or nylon stocking also does the double duty of collecting unwanted particles from landing into your drain.  I haven’t used this idea for bath bombs such as Street Party (or anything that contains e.g. chunky glitter but it may be worth a try).

  • Rose bud
  • Lemon oil
  • Orange oil
  • Rose absolute

1/2 Floating Island Bath Melt: Mildly sweet floral scent.  I crumbled this into the bath water.  It’s normally a slow froth on its own.  A nice combination with all the other elements of this bath.

  • Almond oil
  • Sandlewood oil
  • Lemon oil

Sandstone Soap: As much as I love this lemony scent (similar to the scent of moist towelette packets which some restaurants may provide at the end of your meal), I probably will not use it with another bath.  This soap leaves sediment deposits and makes soaking uncomfortable.  The sediments are similar to harder types of beach sand (definitely not Pink Palace beach sand).  This soap is best used during a shower and is an excellent exfoliant. Unlike the picture shown, my Sandstone had sand throughout.

  • Sand
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Litsea cubeba oil
  • Coriander oil
  • Gardenia extract

I used Trichomania Solid Shampoo and Jungle Solid Conditioner, as usual.

This is a great bath if you want to try Lush products which are gently fragranced or if you dislike berry candy scents.

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics

Lush Review: Teal Jasmine Bath Cocktail

This was a very feminine, calming, and relaxing bath.  I purposely scheduled this right before bedtime.

1 All That Jas Bath Ballistic: Sweet mild jasmine scent.  Turned the water a tropical teal.  So pretty to look at.

  • Vetivert Oil
  • Candy flowers
  • Gardenia Extract
  • Jasmine oil
  • Vanillin

1 Christmas Eve Bubble Bar: Floral scent.  Gorgeous blue sparkles on this bubble bar; I have one more that I really don’t want to use LOL.  I’m so surprised that the water didn’t become a pearlescent blue similar to my Sunnyside bath cocktail but not a big deal; I was only an intsy tinsy disappointed.  I know this bubble bar was limited edition but you may substitute it with a floral scented bubble bar of your choice and I’m sure it will work just as well.  I also wanted to maximize on bubbles so I used the entire bar; I got a little greedy = / but remember that Lush products do eventually expire (we definitely don’t want that to happen, do we?)

  • Irish moss powder
  • Jasmine absolute
  • Ylang ylang oil
  • Gardenia extract
  • Iridescent glitter

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.

  • Almond oil
  • Sandlewood oil
  • Lemon oil

1 Ceridwen’s Cauldron Bath Melt: Very mild floral oat scent (can definitely smell the oats after a short while of soaking).  I was a little surprised at how much I liked this; I wasn’t sure at first if I would.  Now I have to get more.  I think this is especially nourishing for the skin and may be soothing for sun-kissed/post-beach skin.  I imagine it’s possible to clean, dry, and re-fill the muslin with more oats and your choice of favorite essential oils.  I used CC as a gentle exfoliator so I didn’t choose a bar soap for this bath cocktail.

  • Whole oats
  • Walnut oil
  • Tangerine oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Frankincense Resinoid
  • Rose absolute
  • Elderflowers
  • Daisy flowers
  • Cowslips

1 Queen of Hearts Complexion Soap (Sample): It’s a great facial soap that’s not too heavy, unlike Baby Face.  Sweet and beautifully fragrant rose scent.  You will definitely love this facial cleanser if you are a rose scent fan!  I almost like this as much as Cetaphil but Cetaphil still stays in first place.  QOH is now my #2 loved facial soap next to Fresh Farmacy Cleanser.

  • Rapeseed oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Rose petal infusion
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Vanilla pod infusion
  • Geranium oil
  • Rose absolute
  • Violet leaf absolute

*Photocredit: Lush Cosmetics