Friday, 11 November 2011

Calling all Lush Junkies! Lush Bath Time Review

Lush O Lush You turn my heart to Mush!
Bear with me please, you know how happy and corny I get when it comes to Lush....



Todays question is....
How do you de stress?
Do you kick back on the couch with a good book?


Or..
 relax with your favorite movie with a big mug of frothy hot chocolate?

How about lighting up some candles and running a hot scented bath with your favorite bath products to melt all your worries away?
Lush makes some of the best looking/smelling bath bombs around and I'm not just saying this cuz I have an unhealthy obsession with this brand *Blush*
Speaking of obsession, check out this Link of someone who actually makes Lush charm Jewelry


Are these cute or what....
  
Moving on... I have tried just a few of their bath products and have loved every single one of them.
Let's start off from the prettiest of the bunch shall we...

CHRISTMAS EVE Bubble Bar £2.95/100g
Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
Lush: When you're too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve, the best thing to do is crumble one of these deeply relaxing jasmine and ylang ylang scented Bubble Bars into your tub. Sink into the skin-softening water (thanks to the Irish moss powder) and lie back in clouds of twinkling foam. You'll emerge a sleepy-head who's ready to nod off to dreamland and have some very sweet dreams indeed. 


This is available only at Christmas time and is an absolute delight to use before bedtime.Gives off heaps of bubbles and turns the water a very relaxing shade of purple/blue.It has a beautiful powdery Jasmine scent to it and really helps you unwind and puts you in the mood to sleep. All you have to do is crumble half of it under hot running water, lie back and just see the bubbles foam up. It really is very soothing and relaxing, so make sure you don't nod off in the tub! It's good for at least two baths and leaves you with softly scented moisturized skin.Utter bliss.... 


CINDERS Bath Bomb £1.95/Each
 
Lush: Like a warming glass of mulled wine by a crackling log fire (it really crackles in the bath)!
Much like you cannot avert your eyes from the tantalizing flames in a fire, you will not be able to avert your nose from this Bath Bomb. The warming, sweet cinnamon and orange fragrance was inspired by a comforting yuletide drink in Sweden and is utterly irresistible on a chilly evening. Cinders is the color of a glowing ember and crackles like wood on the fire (just like the fire that Cinderella slept beside in the fairytale). The crackling and popping is a result of the vegan fizzing candy (pop rocks!) that we put into each bomb. Since you've no place to go, stay for a while and let the almond oil soften up your skin. Satisfies your sweet tooth with a cinnamon heart candy scent. Unwind in a warming Cinders bath on a snowy evening. 


A little smaller than a tennis ball,Cinders is a fun bath bomb to try and is supposed to imitate the feeling of  warmness you get while sitting infront of a crackling fire.It has a warming sweet cinnamon scent mixed in with oranges and spices and turns the water a light shade of orange. You can't help but laugh when the popping candies on top starts popping in the water, imitating the crackling of fire. The almond oil in it really left my skin soft and i didn't feel like using a moisturizer afterwards.Will definitely repurchase. I only wish the scent was a bit stronger in the water, and it was available all year round and not just for Christmas.


SO WHITE Bath Bomb £1.90/Each

Just to show you it's size
 Lush: Simon worked hard to create the perfect apple fragrance – there is no such thing as real apple essential oil, you see. A blend of bergamot oil, neroli oil and orange flower absolute create a sweet, crisp scent. He added a hint of romantic and fragrant rose absolute to care for sensitive winter skin. So White is the fairest in all the lands, with grated Bubble Bar mixture to create a frothy, snowy white blanket on the water. And we bathed happily ever after. Slow-fizzing and frothing for those who want to indulge in a long, luxurious bath.It is inspired by the tempting apple a certain wicked stepmother tricked her beautiful stepdaughter into eating. Made with the uplifting scents of refreshing oranges, apples and romantic rose and it's meant to wake you if you've been under a spell (or just feeling tired). Kiss your skin with So White and you'll be bewitching and beguiling too.

So white, love it's name :) is a crisp apple scented bath bomb. I don't think Lush has ever done an apple fragrance before So white. It is very refreshing and melts in a long time so have a good book with you in the tub.Usually bath bombs don't leave any kind of froth but this one leaves the water foamy and scented.Is this a bath bomb and bubble bar all in one? Leaves the skin soft with a lingering clean apple scent. Stock up on this one if you love apple scents, as this too sadly makes an appearance once a year around Christmastime.

THE BOOG Bath Bomb



Lush: Herbal snowman packed with fireworks. An explosion of bubbles and fizz. The Boog was inspired by a Swiss tradition of building an effigy of a snowman. They filled it's head with fireworks, hoist it onto a bonfire and wait to see how long it takes for it's poor little head to go BOOM!The longer it takes for his head to explode, the better the following Summer will be. Although this seems like snowman-related barbarism, the LUSH version is quite different, though no less explosive with colorful surprises and a calming, herbal fragrance."

The Boog is another Christmas special that is shaped like the head of a smiling white snowman with pieces of bathmelts stuffed inside. I was quite excited by it's description but sadly didn't like it as much as the others. First of all it smells kind of funky.Herbal and bland and lacked a certain zing that should come with the mention of fireworks. I don't hate it or anything but the scent wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It does froth the water with multi colored stripes for a little while but doesn't change the color of the water.Somewhat disappointing, only because after Lush's description you expect a little more drama.On the plus side it did turn my skin silky soft and the scent stayed on for a long time. It is discontinued for now.



TISTY TOSTY Bath Bomb £2.99/110g


 Lush: A touch of magic. Tisty Tosty was inspired by the beautiful writings of a literary critic. It was based on a spell used to stir the passions and bring love to you, depending on the state of mind of the caster. With seven roses, if you start positively, it will end positively. Its fragrance has constantly evolved over the years and Simon has mastered the definitive Tisty fragrance. It weaves a magic love spell with a scent of precious rose and orris root. The fragrant rose is surrounded with mystery and legend: it is said to have come from the Great Garden of ancient Persia; and Cleopatra is rumored to have seduced Anthony with it. Rose perfume is said to ease tension and stress and to give people happy, positive feelings.

This is a wonderful bath bomb and very pretty to look at too with a light old fashioned rose and orris root scent to it .If relaxing in a bath with roses floating around you is your idea of romantic, you are going to love Tisty Tosty. The idea behind it is that each bath bomb contains 7 dried rosebuds in it, and when you drop it into the bath you are supposed to say 'He loves me/loves me not' with each rose bud you see lol. It makes the water very soft and is chock full of essential oils to condition the skin.

And now for the disappointment 
Yes yes! It's hard to believe, but there actually is something from lush that I dislike with a passion,
TOO DRUNK Emotibomb £2.99

Lush: For when you partied too hard.This is for the day after you got too drunk. It has essential oils of peppermint, tagetes, fennel and reviving sweet wild orange to refresh you, soothe a sore head and bring you back to life.Blended to ease the pangs of a hangover.Just stick one in the shower, turn on the water and stand there - or sit if you can't manage being vertical - getting drenched, until it all feels a bit better. Of course, you don't have to have a hangover to use one.

Emotibombs are a good concept in theory but practically they suck big time.They are supposed to be like bath bombs for the shower, And are made for customers who either dislike baths or don't have one. Emotibombs are  supposed to work with the steam of the shower and release all those important essential oils and make your shower a beautiful experience. Well curiosity got the best of me and I bought this funny looking guy.I don't drink, but was told this one also helps to clean the senses and dissipate the headache when you have a cold.I put it to the test and it did release a bit of minty menthol aroma at first, but then I saw it disappearing in the water in like under a minute. Whoa!Was this a joke lush? or did you create this after having one too many? It's not cheap either. Give this one a miss, and all is right with me and lush again ;) *Angels playing the harp*

And now on to the wishlist:
Phonex Rising
Sex Bomb

Twilight

Christmas Kisses

Ma Bar





Image source: blogger's own,weheartit, and google images for the ones I have already used up.

30 comments:

Rakhshanda said...

OMG!!! All this looks sooo tempting <3 Thanks for sharing such lovely pics!!!

CottonCandyINK said...

oh how cool!!!!! i have many items on my wish list from LUSH, i have yet to try any of their products but i have never heard nor read a bad review... these items looks amazing!!

Corina's Makeup Playground said...

Am I somehow sick if I get hungry after seeing these? :)))

And those charms are soooooo cute!!!! But I think wearing shampoo-bottle-shaped jewelery is even sicker than getting hungry :)). In a weird but good way, of course.

Shang J. said...

LUSH makes the most amazing looking bath products. I'd eat them whole. :P

Britt said...

Is it weird I combine all three? I usually have a mug of hot chocolate (or nachos, if I'm being honest) on the edge of the tub and I soak in a bubble bath while reading a book.

Lush stores smell SO good. And these pictures make me want to drive the three hours to the closest one!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I've never tried any of Lush's bath bombs but I very much love their body washes. When I get a better tub, I will stock up on the bombs.
When I'm stressed, I love candles.. it doesn't even have to be super expensive ones, just ones that have a nice scent :) I enjoy books by the dozen, I read many things at once and I support independent writers online so I get giddy when they update a chapter or something :D haha
A nice cup of hot coco is always nice :D

nayabloves said...

They're just soo pretty to look at! I could never bring myself to actually use one if I had it haha

Sara.H said...

Yes, they look like food to me. I want to eat them too :D I am not kidding. I will taste them at least, hee hee. LOVE this post! <3

Rakhshan said...

loved the tisty tosty and too drunk=) lush has an amazing product line!
great post !:) xx

Erica J said...

love the lush haul and all of the little things in between (promoting the lush charms- soo freakin cute! the wishlist, the relaxing suggestion) i think i want to try and make some bath products this season- bebeautiful.org does it and her recipes are amazing!

Pretty Wonderful said...

I REALLY need to get my butt to Lush now! Thanks for sharing the lush charms too, they are super cute and I think I may include one in a giveaway one day :) xx

Pandora`s Box said...

@Rakhshanda: :) Glad you liked it.

@Cottoncandy ink: Just stay away from Emotibombs. Hope to see your favs from them.

@Corina's makeup playground: Haha! I know what you mean ;)

@Shang J: They do look tempting, like being at a confectionery.

@Britt: ooh you have a perfect formula for relaxing.3 Hours? Wow! A true Junkie :)

@Rainy days and Lattes: Candles are very relaxing and yes they don't have to be expensive to smell great.Nothing beats a good book.I get like that when my fav writers comes up with something new too. Love your username by the way:)
@nayabloves: haha! I know what you mean :)

@Sara H:No way! How can anyone think of doing that! By the way, Honey I washed the kids soap's top, and Mange too massage bar are the yummiest from the lot ;)

@rakhshan: really you like too drunk?Good for you. Unfortunately it didn't work for me at all

@Erica J: Thanks for reading.Wow! making your very own bath products sounds great. I will def check out the recipes. Let me know what you created.

@Pretty Wonderful: haha! that's a wonderful idea.Enter me lol :)

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PurpleMist. said...

Omg, they look eat-able!
I wanttt!
Thanks for sharing :D

ReeBz said...

WOWW!! thats all is soooo amazing! no words :)

Diane said...

i love lushhhh.. i always forgot to share my thought on sex bomb -bath boms.. it's not really tempting tho.. i want to try that hristmas eve bubble bar.. next time! hahaha thanks for sharing hun! mmuaah!

Areej Usman said...

lovely post as always :)

Mania said...

love this post cos I am one of those lush junkies, I love to get TISTY TOSTY soon, it looks absolutely beautiful & sound so yummy :)
I love sex bomb I am sure you will love it too,have a lovely week hun xx

Sister Shirley said...

I love Ma Bar, Auntie Pamela and The Wuss bubble bars. Only wish they weren't quite so expensive!

Viya ;) said...

Oh.My.God!!
I loved the way you described each and every piece ( even though i feel like calling it a bundle of clean :P )... I just felt like i was in a spa and i'm totally relaxed after reading your post Shaz! :) I sooooooo wanna try each and every one of those!
Thank you thank you thank you sooooo much for a wonderful post like this!! :) :) just.loved.it!! :D

*Glam Chameleon* said...

I'm loving Lush products, fantastic ones, I'm always trying new bath miracles!:)
xoxo
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

Venus Loves Virgo said...

Awesome review! I get hungry just looking at all this lush stuff. XOXO

Noniek said...

Omg, I love lush.So many wishlist now

Anonymous said...

Hi, i am really loving your review on lush, however i have not tried lush before, where are you located and do you sell it yourself or how to get this cosmetic stuff? hope to hear from you

Hunter87 said...

I love Lush!!! U got some great picks I hope I can get my hands on some goodies this weekend!
~Jazmin

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Dear just to wish u wonderful day and to share something new with u... In order to celebrate its first b-day I'm having a giveaway on my blog- Glam Chameleon Jewelry necklace. Check it out, maybe u'll like it!!;)
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

The.Red.See said...

This post makes me want a nice relaxing bath!

Segments of Life said...

I want to buy them all!! They smell and look so yummy, how can you choose between one from the other?!?!?

Anila Faruk said...

Lush is so cute n amazing wow lovin all xx
www.anilafaruk.blogspot.com

Shumaila Jaffer said...

how did u grabbed ur hands on lush in pakistan ??

Pandora`s Box said...

Hi Shumalia. I nag and blackmail my relatives in the uk to bring me lush every time they come to Pak. muahahaha (insert evil laugh)

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