Hopefully you have been reading my previous blogs containing reviews of products from the regular Lush collection. These have been slightly interrupted over the last few months to make way for the Halloween and Christmas editions but we are back to the regular collection for now!
Having said that, keep your eyes peeled in February for my blog on the Lush Valentines collection!
Butterball Bath Bomb
The Butterball scent is one of Lush’s most popular scents – the cocoa butter content make it really popular, especially in the winter months when your skin could do with as much moisturising as possible.
The Butterball is a very small and plain looking bath bomb, and is designed to moisturise and hydrate the skin. It has sweet vanilla scent around it, and the ylang ylang provides a slightly fruity floral scent.
The Butterball is a loud little fizzer which releases foam containing small bubbles of cocoa butter which look like small blobs of oil and float on the surface. The oil coats your skin and makes it feel incredibly soft and moisturised. I didn’t need to use my normal moisturiser but if you suffer from greasy hair (like I do!), don’t wash your hair in this or it may be like an oil slick for the next few days!
Not an exciting looking bath bomb but definitely one I will be stocking up on for using in the cold wet winter months! Perfect for a lovely warm bath after a cold day out in the wind and rain!
If you have read my Christmas blogs you may have seen the Christmas edition of Butterball, known as Butterbear! I learned after using both Butterball and Butterbear that they are small and mighty because they are designed to be used alongside a regular bath bomb to provide that extra kick of moisture! I will definitely give this a go next time I use a Butterball!
Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb
This tiny little bath bomb is actually designed for babies and toddlers, basically to help them get off to sleep, but seeing as I often suffer from terrible insomnia, I thought it would be worthwhile giving it a try!
The scent of Ickle Baby Bot is a gentle lavender scent and the bath bomb contains sandalwood oil and chamomile oil.
It is a really fast fizzer, and due to its size, it was gone ever so quickly. The scent is incredibly mild and, although the bath water went a nice shade of blue, it didn’t stretch very far. I assume this is because it is designed to be used in a small baby bath, rather than a very full, deep adult sized bath! If you want to give this bath bomb a go, perhaps buy a couple of them for a stronger scent and a more effective bath. It is priced at £1.90, so even buying a couple of them would be cheaper than most of the bath bombs from the range.
Overall I am afraid this really didn’t do much for me and it isn’t a product I would probably buy again, but a great product for children and babies!
Brightside Bubble Bar
This is a good sized bubble bar and will easily last you for at least three or four baths – unless of course you are feeling particularly indulgent!
Brightside contains tangerine oil and mandarin oil which I absolutely love – it is so refreshing and uplifting and zesty! This bubble bar is designed to reduce stress and combat restlessness. It also contains bergamot oil, which is designed to improve circulation and relieve muscle tension.
Simply cut as much as you want to use off your bubble bar and then crumble it under running water, or cut it up and store in an airtight container to use as and when you need it.
The smell is lovely whilst you are in the bath and stays on your skin for a long time afterwards!
The bath water goes a lovely orange colour and the bubble bar makes mounds and mounds of lovely fluffy bubbles! I really didn’t want to get out of the bath!! A definite favourite scent and very moisturising, I’ll definitely be buying more of these!
Whoosh Shower Jelly
Shower jellies are a very strange product, and to be honest, probably one of my least favourite products. I just find them very strange to work with, and more often than not, a lot of effort for little return!
The reason I buy them is because they come in such amazing scents, and Whoosh is no exception to this!
There are several ways that you can use the shower jelly – firstly, you can rub the whole block, or a broken-off piece, directly onto your skin (although this is not my preference as it is very difficult to keep hold of the slippery sucker!)
Secondly, you can break off a piece around the size of a ten pence piece and then rub it into your sponge to lather up before rubbing it into your skin. Some Lushies get the block out of its pot and cut it into bite sized chunks and then store it back in the pot so it is ready to go when they next need it, so I gave this a try.
The other thing about shower jellies is that you can keep them in the fridge or freezer, ideal for using in the showers on those hot sticky summer days!
It lathers up really well once you get the hang of using them and the jelly version of Lush’s shower gels do seem to go a lot further than their liquid counterparts.
A small chunk of the jelly will easily be enough to clean you from head to toe! The downside to shower jellies? They are so difficult to keep hold of (slippery suckers!) which unfortunately can result in a lot of the product breaking off, falling apart and then being washed down the plughole! Not good!
Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb
I love the look of this relatively new bath bomb and I’ve been really looking forward to using it! It’s main ingredients are orange, coriander and lemon grass! Very refreshing!
As soon as this bath bomb hit the water it made a lot of lovely creamy thick yellow and pink coloured foam. It’s a slow release bath bomb and is really quiet!
Once the bomb has dissolved you are left with lovely orange bath water! I really loved the scent of Yellow Submarine but it wasn’t quite strong enough for me and the smell did seem to fade quite quickly, which was bit disappointing!
Although the smell isn’t strong enough for me I do love the scent and would definitely buy it again, my skin was lovely and soft afterwards and I found this bath bomb to be really relaxing…A really cute design with a lovely scent, just make the scent stronger please Lush!
Intergalactic Bath Bomb
Oh my god I love this bath bomb! Intergalactic along with Fizzbanger (now discontinued – annoying!) and Dragon’s Egg are my favourite bath bombs! If I had to choose my favourite out of the three I think it would be this one!
Intergalactic contains popping candy (need I say more?!) and really is one of the most stunning bath bombs on the market. If you want to start adding #bathart to your Instagram account then this is definitely the bath bomb for you!
It’s a lovely looking bath bomb – a vivid blue colour with streaks of pink and yellow throughout. The key ingredients are peppermint, cedarwood and vetivert oil, which make this bath bomb a very minty, fresh and uplifting bath bomb.
This is a fast fizzing bath bomb which creates trails of thick blue foam before the pink, white and yellow elements begin appearing, creating an almost “galaxy” like appearance across the surface of the water. The bath water is also filled with a lovely golden lustre, adding to the beautiful display and crackling noises of the popping candy. The bath water ends up as a beautiful shade of blue – it’s hard to explain, but again it is very deep-space galaxy like!
This bath bomb is very moisturising and the peppermint oil in it also make it very cooling on the skin – an ideal summer bath bomb. This one is an absolute must, must try!
I hope you have enjoyed reading about the latest batch of Lush products I’ve used! I’m slowly working my way through the HUGE stash I currently have which is now mostly made up of seasonal products! Keep an eye out for next months blog which as I said earlier will be a review of the Valentines Day collection – I’m really looking forward to trying these amazing looking products!