Lush Milky Bath Bubble Bar – Review

I know I said I would be doing this series once every two weeks, but I’ve just been itching to get something else written and up on my blog as soon as I wrote my Rub Rub Rub review. The second post in my series is a review I’ve been meaning to write since I bought said product from the London Oxford Street Store, that product being Milky Bath Bubble Bar.

This is an adorable little bubble bar, which is a creamy white shade, and has a glittery silver top to symbolise a bottle cap. The silver is also slightly glittery and shimmery, and is unlike the rest of the bubble bar as it has a bath melt style consistency. This cost me £3.75 which I found to be a decent price as I tend to get two or three baths out of one of these.

Before I smelt this bubble bar I imagined it would have a very Milky Bar style smell to it, like white chocolate but it’s nothing like that. It has a very gentle smell and it reminds me of something my mom would pop into the bath when I was little. It contains orange oil, cocoa butter (in the silver lid), and skimmed milk, which gives it that gentle scent. I was really expecting the skimmed milk and orange oil scent to come through but they really don’t, and they don’t settle on the skin either. I would say I was disappointed about this, but I actually really like the gentle scent myself. It’s a nice treat for mornings and evenings before bed.

If you have sensitive skin then this is a must have for you, and also for children too as it doesn’t smell strong, and is gentle on the skin.

When I put this under the hot tap I found it was really easy to crumble up, which I love in a Lush bubble bar. It left my bath filled with loads of soft bubbles which were spotted with little bits of shimmer, and the same can be said for the water too, which had little bits of shimmer in too.

When I got out of the bath I felt lovely and soft, and I could smell the gentle scent on my skin too, which I really liked. The silver lid I told you about is made out of cocoa butter, so when I put this half of the bubble bar into my bath my skin felt that little bit softer when I got out. This is a definite must have for me to use on days off work, and lazy weekends.

This of course was a Lush Oxford Street exclusive, but it has now come into stores all across the UK for summer, and I hope that it’ll be sticking around for a long time, as this has soon become one of my favourite bath products.

As far as I know there aren’t any Lush products that share the same scent as this, and if there are I want to know what they are!

Have you tried Milky Bath Bubble Bar yet? If so let me know what you think of it in the comments!

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Lush Oxford Street and Haul!

I don’t even know where to start with this post other than saying how cool the Oxford Street store was. It was bigger than I thought it was going to be and really easy to navigate around. It also wasn’t as busy as I thought it was going to be, which I’m really pleased about.

I sadly didn’t get any pictures inside the store, although I think my boyfriend took some video footage… But don’t quote me! I wanted to take pictures but I was so excited about sniffing things, buying things, and being quick due to wanting to look around the rest of London that I forgot… The only images I have at this moment in time is my bag of goodies and the wrapping of them… At the time I hadn’t taken things out of the packets so there aren’t any pictures of what I bought… Although I will attach a picture of each item as I talk about it briefly (luxury bath oil images taken from Coal Harbour).

Lots of purchases!

I do apologise that I can’t show anything off but I took these pictures at my boyfriends house and I didn’t really wish to open anything until I got home. I will be reviewing each item as and when I use it however so keep eyes peeled in the future for those.

Overall I spend £30.50 and I wanted to ideally spend £20-£30 and as my dad gave me some spending money for London, I was able to put that towards these purchases. For all I got it is a lot of money, but due to my sensitive skin I don’t use a lot of product in each bath anyway so this selection is sure to last me months! Probably up to Christmas!

SO! Let’s go over what I picked up.

The first products I’ll be talking about are the luxury bath oils, which were something I was rather excited about, due to these little bad boys being new to Lush. They’re exactly the same as the luxury bath melts, only smaller and with a lot more variety to choose from. I can imagine these will replace the bath melts at some point considering two of the bath oils I picked up are exactly remakes of the bath melts.

Floating Island – “Float away and clear your mind. Let your troubles melt away with sandalwood and lemon essential oils.” This isn’t one I thought I would pick up, but I remember the bath bomb version of this and it always smelt so amazing! This is available as a larger version of the bath melt, which I can see me trying in the future. This reminds me of vanilla ice cream, and I honestly cannot smell the sandalwood and lemon, which is odd.

Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment – “Sweet treat for silky skin. Moisturising marshmallow oil whipped up with cocoa butter and almond oil.” When I saw that Lush had made this popular bath melt into a bath oil, I wondered what the point in it was. However when I smelt it in the store me and my boyfriend fell in love and I bought one for myself, and for him. We gave this a go the second night we stayed in London and its probably one of the nicest Lush bath products I have used in quite some time. It smells JUST LIKE Snow Fairy, which is a favourite of mine and left us smelling gorgeous and feeling soft and silky. I wish I could have bought more of these, but it’s definitely made me want to try the bath melt version.

Double Vitality“Zing zing zing went my heartstrings. Revitalising peppermint and lemon awaken the sense and put a zine in your step.” I hadn’t really thought about looking at this bath oil until my friend Mali (over at maliberrymakeup) reviewed it on her blog and it didn’t just sound lovely, but it looked lovely too when used in the bath. It smells so delicious! You can definitely smell both the peppermint and lemon and it’s just so refreshing and perfect for refreshing and waking you up in the morning. I can’t wait to try this one! I was going to pick up two, but I left it.

Shark Infested Custard“What’s yellow and dangerous? Not this! Full of luxurious butters, oils and irresistible fragrance you’ll be heading jaws first into the bath.” This was a bath oil I had ummed and ahhed over as I wasn’t sure whether or not I would like it. However when I smelt it, I fell in love. It’s a gorgeous vanilla/custard scent that just reminds me of when I was little. My parents have always loved vanilla flavoured things and that is something that has rubbed off on me. This will be nice to use in the evenings when I just want a chilled out bath.

I was pretty excited for what the Oxford Street exclusives were when it came to bubble bars as they just appeared to be more varied than the bath bombs. Two of the bubble bars also carry the same scents as two of my all time favourite Lush products that have now been discontinued, so I was pretty excited for those two. I could have probably bought more, but I was good.

Milky Bath“Hot milk? Don’t cry over spilt milk – bathe in it! Made with fairly traded cocoa butter for softness.” Out of all the products this is probably the one I am worrying that I won’t like. But that being said, once again my friend Mali reviewed this and made it sound exactly how I hoped it would be… So I guess I just need to try it out and see how I feel about it. It does look gorgeous though, like a little baby milk bottle. This comes in a soap too, but I didn’t look at that.

Supertramp“Oh I wood! A bath with this mossy number is like getting down and dirty in the undergrowth.” I loved Tramp shower gel when it was out and literally as I started to fall in love with it, Lush took it away and discontinued it, now only to charge a fucking fortune through the Lush Kitchen. Something that honestly annoys me about Lush… But that’s for another post. This is a huge bubble bar though, the same size as The Comforter and yet for a pound cheaper! This will last me AGES, probably six baths at least. I love the strong scent that this has of sandalwood as it really clears my head and reminds me of late spring and autumn. Seriously Lush, bring back Tramp shower gel!

Cherry Blossom“Pops your cherry! Pop your bathtime cherry with the sweet scent of Majorcan almonds and decadent pink bubbles.” This is the other Lush product that reminds me of a discontinued one and shares the same scent with the ever so amazing Happy Blooming bath melt. It smells of yummy cherries and almonds and really does leave me feeling comforted and full of happy smiles and awesome! Lush really annoyed me that they took ages to release Happy Blooming after announcing it and then they only had it out for a couple of months before taking it away. I call bullshit that it wasn’t selling well as everyone I know who loves Lush loved this. It has since been released as a shower jelly, but I missed out. So this will have to do! It was the most expensive thing I bought at nearly £6.00 but I hope to get loads of baths out of it for the money…

Big Bang“It started with a bang. Start baths off with a lemon myrtle bang. Lie back and think of the universe.” This is a new scent and one I hope Lush keeps using in other products as it smells so lovely! It’s very citrusy without being too strong as it contains grapefruit and lemon, which somewhat reminds me of Whoosh shower jelly, but honestly as I said, it isn’t that strong. This will be nice to use in the summer evening to keep the day bright and especially nice in winter. It just looks gorgeous too! Reminds me of something that would come out for Christmas.

Finally I have one product left which is a bath bomb… One lonely bath bomb… I won’t lie, I found the majority of bath bombs for the exclusive products very samey. They were either very citrus, floral, or woody smells. When I was walking around giving the majority a sniff I didn’t really feel like there was anything unique there… Some reminded me of previous bath bombs, and some just weren’t to my liking. I feel that a majority of the bath bombs out in the exclusive collection are aimed towards men, or at least people who like manly smells. I love these, don’t get me wrong… But I dunno. I feel very meh about the bath bombs in the collection. I’m sad about that to be honest. I wanted some mind blowing scents! But I guess Lush will do that when it comes to Christmas this year…

Intergalactic“Blast off into funky. This awesome mix will have you hooked on a feeling. Be the guardian of a galaxy as it explodes in your bath.” Something I’m rather excited with about this bath bomb is that it contains popping candy! How awesome is that, huh? This being said, a majority of Lush’s products contain popping candy now… So it’s not really something to get so excited over anymore. Anyway… This reminds me of Double Vitality with it’s peppermint and lemon scents, two things I really like together. I can’t wait to use this, hopefully soon!

So those are all the products I bought from the Oxford Street store! I really enjoyed my experience there and it was really good. The staff were lovely and helpful and the store was laid out perfectly too. I will be writing a post of products I regret not picking up but I know in the future I will get these. I know I will.

I will of course be reviewing each product as and when I use it with more pictures etc.

Lush announced that these won’t stay exclusive products for long, and I hope that’s true… I can’t keep traveling to London to get my fix!

Have you visited the Oxford Street store? If so what did you think, and what did you buy? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far, and until next time take care.

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Wish List Wednesday – Lush Oxford Street!

So in just a couple of days I’ll be on my way and IN London! I’m still super excited and have already been thinking about what I have my eye on to buy from the Lush Oxford Street store. I’ll only be visiting once (MAYBE twice if we can) and as me and my boyfriend will be wanting to walk around other places and do other things I don’t want to be in there forever. Plus if I budget, I can save money as I don’t want to spend a fortune in there.

So I am trying to not spend more than £30, as I’m quite poor and would like to spend my other money at Hyper Japan, as well as other places in London.

I’ve scouted the internet for as much information as I can get about all of the range as although I want to go and discover products, I want to at least go in with some incline of what I want.

So here are ten products I really have my eye on, I know I won’t be buying all of them due to money, but I would like at least half of them. The ones that are in bold are the ones I REALLY want.

  • Big Bang Bubble Bar.

This doesn’t just look pretty (and remind me of something from the Christmas range) but it also sounds really delicious and up my street! It’s supposedly a zesty bubble bar which contains grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine. One blog online stated that it smells of sweet lemons, like sweeties which sounds delicious. The perfect bath product to use when you need a pick you up! If these DO smell like that, then I can see me picking up two of these.

  • Lava Lamp Bath Bomb.

This one has always attracted my attention since pictures of it first started to emerge onto the internet. I’ve always had a fascination with Lava Lamp’s since I was a kid, so I was intrigued too as it why it was called this. Thank God for YouTube! When this is placed into the bath, the purple bath oil parts of the bath bomb react alongside the orange of the bath bomb and create the effect of a lava lamp. Cool huh? BUT onto the scent! I’ve heard that this one is orange, orange, orange! I love the scent of oranges, they’re just so refreshing and wake you up, which would be perfect for summer mornings and evenings. I’m going to see how I feel about this when I get to giving it a sniff.

  • Supertramp Bubble Bar.

I LOVED Tramp Shower Gel so when they discontinued it, I was absolutely gutted. I had only recently gotten into it and then Lush took it away, so I was pretty sad. What makes matters worse is that Lush do bring this out once in a while through the Kitchen, but they sell it at a jokey price. A price I’m NOT willing to pay. However, now they have brought out a bubble bar in the same scent… At a reasonable price… I can deal with that. If it still smells the same as the shower gel did back in the day then I’ll definitely pick up one, MAYBE two of these. However if it doesn’t and disappoints… No buying from me.

  • Lime Pastille Bath Oil.

As the name suggests, this is going to smell of yummy lime pastilles! Well I hope so anyway. The bath oils are a new addition to the Lush family, although I think they’re out to replace the bath melts… Which I kinda hope not. I have a few reasons for this. 1. I think for the size £2.00 is a lot for ONE of these bath oils. 2. I’ve heard that they aren’t as good as they’re sounding. Either way, I will give these the benefit of the doubt and MAYBE give one or two a go. I love the smell of lime, and lime pastilles were always my favourite as a kid, so I can’t resist the temptation of giving this a sniff. Even if I do like it, I’ll only be buying one as like I said, £2.00 is a lot for what you get!

  • Cherry Blossom Reusable Bubble Bar.

This is definitely something at the top of my Lush wish list! I didn’t think much of it when I first heard about it, but when I heard elsewhere that this smells just like Happy Blooming bath melt and shower jelly, I knew I had to have it! Another product from Lush that I adored and then as soon as I finished one and went to buy another, discontinued. I swear Lush doesn’t like the products that I LOVE. So if this is accurate and it smells the same, I can see me buying more than one for sure.

  • Razzle Dazzle Bath Oil.

Out of the three bath oils I’m talking about on this blog post, I like the sound of this one the most. Described as being like raspberry ripple with lime, it sounds so delicious that I may end up eating it! If this one smells really good I could maybe see myself picking up two… But once again due to the price and how these aren’t meant to be that great, I may JUST get one to give myself a little taste.

  • Key Lime Pie Lip Balm.

I don’t need anymore lip balms… BUT I may need this one… I’ve already mentioned how I love lime, and I especially love key lime pie. Damn yummy stuff. I’ve used one of the Lush lip balms before and it was really good. I would use this around the house, and if I pick it up whilst I’m away in London, I’ll probably use it whilst around London too. I would like this, but I will have to see how I feel about it. I have my eye on the Passionfruit Lip Balm too, but I’ll need to see which is better.

  • Pink Flamingo Reusable Bubble Bar.

This just looks so cute, doesn’t it? I think that’s one thing everyone is loving about it right now too. It supposedly smells similar to The Comforter too, and on a sweeter side, which is perfect for me. I won’t want to use this due to how nice it looks though! I would bold this… But I don’t wanna pick up TOO much… If I do pick one up though, I’d only buy one.

  • Orange Blossom Bath Oil.

Apparently this one is quite a strong bath oil, which sounds yummy! Anything blossom related I usually like, and once again with the orange scents, I’m swaying toward it. I doubt I’ll pick this up though, due to the same reasons as the other two bath oils. I’m not as keen on this one as the other two… So I probably won’t even pick this up.

  • Milky Bar Bubble Bar.

This is one of the products that I’ve been rather excited about. It looks so awesome in the shape of a bottle, but it also sounds delicious too! I think it shares the same scent as the soap with the same name, which is like warm milk and Milky Bar’s. Something I really like due to how comforting they smell. If these are as good as they sound, I can see me buying two.

So that is my wish list on the way to being poor! I might not even buy as much as I probably said I would… Lush lasts me ages and to be honest if I really like stuff enough, I’ll probably end up taking a day trip down to London with one of my friends (hi Sophi!) to pick up a few more bits and pieces.

Have you been to the Oxford Street store yet? If so what did you pick up? If you haven’t been yet what are you eying up? Let me know your answers in the comments!

Until next time all, take care and I’ll be posting before I leave for London.

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February Wish List

I’m going to be honest and say that I’m trying to save money at the moment as my holiday wasn’t the cheapest in the world and I want to try and get my savings back as soon as I can! This being said I’m probably going to buy crap I don’t need now I’ve been paid… In fact it’s the weekend now so as this is live on my blog, I’ve probably already spent some of my money. Oh dear.

So this is basically a list of things I want and will possibly buy if I want a treat.

  • Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel.

The new Valentine’s Day range is now out at Lush and sadly it’s only there now until Saturday and then it’ll be gone for another year. I’ve already picked this shower gel up but it was definitely on my wish list before I did. This is a gorgeous pink shower gel that smells of fresh pomegranate and grapefruit and of warm vanilla and marshmallow. What more do you want from a shower gel, eh? This also keeps the skin lovely and clean, as well as smelling sweet and feeling soft. Perfect for Valentine’s Day as a treat for yourself, or for someone else. I never liked the smell of this shower gel last year and I thought the hype for it was daft. Personally I still don’t see why it’s so hyped but it does smell nice. I’m going to see if I’ll pick up another bottle, or even a larger bottle as whilst it is nice, it isn’t THAT nice and Lush have brought out better smelling shower gels. Even so if you want to try this, pick up on of their smaller bottles. It’s well worth the money!

  • Pokemon Center Eevee Mobile Phone Ear Jack Strap.

As regular readers will know, I love Pokemon and I especially love Eevee and the Eeveelutions. I would love a cute dangly accessory for my phone as if you know me, I’m always on my phone. Whether I’m texting, doing stuff relating to my blog, Twitter, etc. I’ll be on my phone! So why not having something cute dangling from it eh? You can get these sent to the UK pretty cheap, as Pokemon Center’s are mainly located in Japan. If I buy this it’ll only be as a cheer me up treat as it won’t be cheap to get this over to me (over £10) and I’m trying to watch my money at the moment. Definitely worth the splurge though, I love Pokemon!

  • Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

I noticed this whilst I was away on holiday in an electrical shop and briefly had a look at it. Since then I’ve read a couple of reviews on blogs about it and I REALLY want it for my iPad. It would mean no more needing my laptop all the time, I could actually use this keyboard to do my uni work, blog posts, whatever I wanted! It isn’t cheap at £50, but it would be totally worth it! You can also use this with your phone too, which I think is pretty good. You can get this in black or white, I rather like the black with the yellow on it. The keyboard does remind me of a typewriters keyboard which I think is pretty nifty!

  • Eeveelutions Charm Bracelet.

I’ve only recently started to look on Etsy as my friend Gabriella uses it and I really have found some lovely little bits and pieces on there that I want. It’s mostly Eeveelution items but that’s because it can be hard to pick things up like this over in the UK. Unless you ship them in any way. I don’t really need a new bracelet as I have my two Pandora ones, but I think that this looks too cute to resist! I probably wouldn’t even use the bracelet that much, I guess I would want the charms to pop on a keyring and keep that on my keys. I just think these look incredibly cute and who could resist?

  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for 3DS.

Since this came out before Christmas, I’ve been lusting after it and I nearly bought the Spanish version whilst I was on holiday, but ending up leaving it. Alas I’ve now started to play Pokemon X again and getting ready to try and complete the Pokedex on it. As soon as I do that, I’ll be treating myself to this version. I never played the original Ruby and Sapphire, so it would be nice to play and see what the story is all about.

  • Lush Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar.

Another Lush product I’ve actually bought since putting this wish list together, but I haven’t yet used it. It looks so beautiful and it’s definitely one of my favourite Valentine’s Day products to come out from Lush since the Ex Factor Bath Bomb (back from 2010!) so in five years I’ve been waiting for something good to come out, and finally I have it! Unicorn Horn looks so pretty, various different colours, a bit of shimmer and some candy stars. Can’t go wrong with that, eh? As well as that it also smells faintly of lavender, which I really like. It’ll be nice to use in the evenings to wind down before bed. I’m going to try and pick some more of these up before they go away after Saturday as I can see me loving these for after university.

  • MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass.

In October MAC and Miley Cyrus announced their collaboration and the beauty world went mental! Including myself, and as soon as swatches came out of the new lipstick and glass, I knew I wanted to be one of the first to see. Both the lipstick and the glass are hot pink and gorgeous for when summer comes around. I love hot pink shades and own a couple already, but as these would be going to a good cause, I wouldn’t mind getting some “dupes”. The swatches of these are amazing and I can’t wait for them to come out in store so I can swatch it for myself. I don’t know if I’ll buy the lipstick, the gloss, or even both! The gloss would make a nice change, but I couldn’t see myself using it all that much. I will have to wait and see what I think. But with the collaboration I think it’ll work out really nicely! I can imagine Miley’s second shade being red.

So that was my wish list for this month! What’s on your wish list for February? Let me know in the comments down below.

Sorry for this post being late, but better late than never eh?

Until next time, take care all!

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End of January 2015 Haul

So I was naughty yesterday and went shopping… I’m meant to be chilling out now and saving back the money I spent on my holiday, but alas I’ve come back to the UK and there are things I wanted to pick up.

I did get some bargains in the sales, and I also picked up some items that won’t be around long so in my mind it wasn’t SO bad… Yeah… It’s bad.

I just want to clarify that the quality of the images aren’t as good as they usually are as I took these on my iPhone 5, as opposed to my Nikon SLR. I’m at my boyfriends at the moment and I don’t always carry my SLR around with me… It is quite a hefty thing!

So enjoy my haul and how naughty I was yesterday! 😛

The first place I went to was The Body Shop as I had a couple of freebie codes I wanted to use. However this wasn’t as straight forward as I had hoped it would be, but I’ll go into that in a moment.

Another reason I popped into The Body Shop was because I still had my £5 birthday offer to use up so I decided to use it on this foot rescue regime. Before going on holiday I did my best to get my tootsies looking good, but it seemed like a waste of time as during my holiday my feet went into an awful condition. I was pretty sad about it and felt pretty self-conscious about them for the majority of the holiday. Now I’m back home my feet are still a little worse for wear, but I wanted something to perk them up with. I’d been eying this up before I went on holiday but thought it was a waste of money.

The set includes Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion, Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray, Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub and Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue.

The only two products from The Body Shop’s foot care range that you don’t get are the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel and the Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak. Two products I would love to try in the future!

All of these are full size and the set is worth £30, although it is priced at £22 I only got it for £15.30! Bargain!

All the products smell pepperminty (I know this isn’t a word, but it’s still awesome) and delicious and I can’t wait to try them all out during February! I’m sure if I like them I’ll be sure to review things too.

Due to filling out a survey I was entitled to a free Coconut or Mango Lip Butter… However I almost didn’t get this. This is where I’m going to go into rant mode. First of all I want to say I KNOW the staff in the store I visited were just doing their job but it still pissed me off what happened.

So I received an email from The Body Shop telling me if I filled in a survey I would be sent a code to take into the shop so I could claim my free lip butter. So I did the survey and took it into store. As well as this I also saw something online how members of Love Your Body were able to claim a free body butter too. SO I took this to the store with me as well. The woman who served me instantly said that due to scammers that they wouldn’t accept my codes and I would need the email instead. I wasn’t sent ANY emails with new codes on and as I looked through my old emails I was beginning to get frustrated. So I thought, “sod it doesn’t matter anyway”, but when the woman was trying to sort it out and asking her manager about it at the till I ended up feeling flustered, snapping and said, “Look it doesn’t matter, I’m not that bothered!” to which they ended up giving me the lip butter anyway. Which was nice but personally I didn’t appreciate being made to look like I was trying to scam the company when I spend quite a lot of my money there monthly. Not only that but it made me feel like I was being a pain, which I was intending to do. My anxiety has been okay lately but this really did flare it a little bit, as the last thing I need is to feel like I’m being a pain in the arse when all I wanted was a free lip butter, which I had been told I was entitled to anyway. I know they don’t know how much money I spend there, but I’m also frustrated that I didn’t get any emails about this. Either way the woman who served me was lovely and I understand how in retail if you are told a rule you need to o bide by, you have to! I’m just more frustrated at The Body Shop as a company, not the staff. This being said, a note to The Body Shop, if you weren’t so busy sending out emails about your constant sales, then maybe I WOULD HAVE received my email about the scammers.

Rant over and onto the lip butter I got.

I’ve owned the Coconut Lip Butter in the past and I really do love it! It leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth, as well as smelling and tasting of coconut too, super yummy! I’ll probably keep this in my house to use throughout the day as I don’t like using pot lip balms whilst out and about due to germs and such. I wish I could have chosen something different as I wanted to try something new, but alas this is better than nothing as it was worth £4! If you want to claim your free lip balm then check your emails, fill in the survey and then check your emails again. Take that to store and claim your free lip balm! You only have until Wednesday 4th February so make sure to get yours as soon as possible!

The next store I went into was Two Seasons. Whenever I go shopping in Coventry this is always a store I pop into without hesitation! I love the clothing that Two Seasons sells and in the past I’ve picked up some real bargains. I bought two things in there from the sale, both of which are orange and by Element.

Another product I bought, another rant to get out-of-the-way first. Earlier on today I actually had to take this back into store because the person who served me didn’t take the security tag off! All day I had been setting off alarms whenever I entered and left shops and I just thought it was my student ID in my bag. Alas, it was this t-shirt. The guys in Two Seasons are really nice and dealt with the issue straightaway.

Either way this is a gorgeous t-shirt by Element in the colour (what Element themselves call it) ginger… That’s orange to you and me. I own a red one that is exactly the same and I wear that all the time, so I’m pretty sure this will with be the same. It was originally £20, down to £10, which I think is a bargain! I bought this in a large as I love the baggy look you get and feel with this t-shirt, as it leaves a nice relaxed look and really compliments my top half.

Another Element product! This one is a sweatshirt which is also shares the colour name of ginger. I looked at this when it was full price and tried it on when it was down a little in a sale before Christmas. I was so tempted to buy it but I left it, as the size I tried on didn’t suit me. However when I saw it again yesterday I knew that I wanted it and went and tried on the large, which I had tried on originally. It was still too big and still looked too frumpy on me. However there was a small and whilst I didn’t think I would fit the small size, I DID! It looked perfect, showed off all my good parts and made me feel a little bit more confident in my body (which isn’t what I’ve been feeling at all lately) so I bought it. This was originally £50, down in the sale for £20.

So overall if I’d have bought these new I would have forked out £70, all I had to pay was £30. If that isn’t a bargain, then I don’t know what is.

I love Two Seasons and when they have a sale, they really do have a sale! If you like skate, surf and snow fashion then definitely check them out.

I just HAD to pop into Lush! As not only is it next door to Two Seasons, but they have their Valentine’s Day range out at the moment and the two products I picked up I have been lusting after since I got home from my holiday. I can see me ordering some more online before Valentine’s Day is upon us to order some more, as I doubt I’ll get time to go in store between now and then.

This is the number one thing I went into Lush for, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar. It looks beautiful and it sounded like it smells beautiful too, and it really does. It has a light lavender scent to it and whilst I like lavender, I only like it when it’s gentle. This being said I love Twilight Bath Bomb and this would work perfectly alongside this! I would have taken it out of the packet to show off but I want to keep it in here until I get home, so I can transport it into a sandwich bag to keep it fresher. I’ll probably use this Tuesday night after uni to chill out in the evening before I go to sleep. I want to write a review on this so I’ll be saving any talk about it until the time comes…

Another product I have been lusting over from the Valentine’s Day collection is the Prince Charming Shower Gel. I remember this coming out last year and sort of wanting it, but not seeing the hype in it. This year however I made sure to give it quite a few sniffs to see if I really liked the scent, and I did! I love Snow Fairy but sometimes I find the scent is a little overpowering, but this is a lot milder and something that will be nice to use before I go to uni, before nights out and over the weekends. The scent reminds me of something that Lush has in a bubble bar but I really can’t think what it is! You can for sure smell the pomegranate juice in this and the vanilla and it’ll make for a sweet and warming shower gel. I’m definitely going to order myself a large bottle of this to use over the summer. I wish I had bought a large bottle, but I can just order it online or pick it up next weekend.

The last place I popped into was a card shop in Coventry called I’m A Write Card, which sells Yankee Candle products! I’d never noticed it before and as soon as I spotted it from outside, I was already thinking about what they may have in stock. They had all the new scents for Spring, as well as the two new limited edition scents to. I picked up one of the new summer scents, Shea Butter which reminds me of cocoa butter, and I’m hoping will be a nice relaxing scent, if so I’ll probably pick a jar of it up in the future. As well as that I picked up Red Raspberry, which is one of the two limited edition scents. This is gorgeous and something I have been after since it came out! It’s a very sharp raspberry scent and I can’t wait to burn this tomorrow evening when I get home from uni! I can see me picking up a large jar of this as soon as I can!

So that was everything I picked up on my shopping trip. I’m rather pleased with what I got, but I must be good for the rest of the month now!

Have you been buying anything since pay-day? If so, what did you get? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time all, take care and I hope you’re all having a good weekend.

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Christmas @ Lush 2014!

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You know when Christmas is coming when Lush bring out all the Christmas goodies! These came out in October and about a month on I’ve ONLY JUST bought myself some Lush Christmas goodies. I had been in and smelt everything a few days after their release but 1. I didn’t feel up to buying anything, 2. The queue was HUGE in the store, and 3. I was pretty skint at the time and I knew I wanted EVERYTHING.

The week just passed, I ventured into two different Lush stores, one in Cheltenham and one in Coventry. The girls who I spoke to in both stores were lovely and I would put names, but I didn’t catch their names, sorry girls!

So from looking in both stores at products this week passed, I also got to finally have a PROPER look at the products that are out for Christmas. I now finally have an idea of which products I would like to get my hands on either before Christmas, or on Christmas Day in Lush’s sale. I’m super excited for the sale, I will be waking at the crack of dawn to buy myself lots of lovely bits and pieces!

SO onto my list of what I want!

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Golden Wonder Bath Bomb – £3.40.

If you’re wondering what’s inside this golden bath bomb, give it a shake and drop it in the bath to reveal its glittering contents. Soak in its soft citrus fragrance as the vibrant gifts inside unveil themselves and make you feel as if you’re bathing in luxury. The uplifting blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils will leave you feeling cheerful.

This bath bomb has been out for quite a few years now and when the year comes that they stop releasing it, I think Lush fans all over will be up in arms! I’ve smelt this year after year in stores and it smells delicious and fresh, perfect to pick you up on those early and cold winter mornings. I finally want to try one of these this year and I intend to pick one up pretty soon, as I want it to enjoy on my mornings off work before I do some Christmas shopping.

Snowman Jelly – £3.50.

Wibble and wobble this snowman-shaped shower jelly all over your body. He’s made with a refreshing and sweet scent, and we’ve added buchu, bergamot and Sicilian lemon oils for an extra mood boost. Seaweed and glycerine help this glide over your skin, leaving it soft and clean.

I’ve never tried any of the jellies that Lush have brought out for Christmas, and I don’t see how I can really pass on this little guy. I mean, look at him! I love the Lush jellies! They’re great to use with scrubbing mittens and a real treat to use on the skin once or twice a week. This is quite a refreshing scent which reminds me of a lighter version of Golden Wonder which I like! I’m ideally thinking of buying this to have for my holiday, but I’m unsure. We shall see!

Snow Fairy Shower Gel – £3.75 for 100g, £7.50 f0r 250g and £11.95 for 500g.

Add some Christmas sparkle to your day with this candy-sweet shower gel. Snow Fairy is back again this year, bringing its fairy dust magic into your shower, now with the addition of skin-softening seaweed. 

This is a Christmas product that keeps coming back and I doubt very much it will be leaving Lush shelves anytime soon. A product that you either love or hate and I can safely say I LOVE Snow Fairy! The first product I bought from Lush was The Godmother Soap because I loved the scent and when I was told a shower gel that smelt exactly the same existed, I knew I had to have it! That same year I picked it up and fell in love. However I haven’t bought it since then and I really don’t know why. I think I’ll be picking myself a 500g bottle up this year as I really do fancy it to have for treats for myself. I can’t describe the smell of this, you just have to go and smell it yourself.

Reindeer Rock Soap – £3.10 f0r 100g, £7.75 for 250g and £15.50 for 500g.

This sparkling, reindeer-embossed soap is a berrylicious treat made from a dried lingonberry infusion. The delicate mix of uplifting and cleansing bergamot oil fuses with calming and toning cypress to leave you feeling refreshed, comforted and ready for the Christmas rush. 

Over the weekend I picked a 100g block of this soap up, as after smelling it in the Cheltenham store I just knew I needed to have it. I don’t often use Lush soaps as I’m allergic to quite a few of them but I have my fingers crossed this one will be okay. This smells JUST LIKE The Comforter Bath Bomb and Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly, a gorgeous blackcurrant scent that smells like Ribena. I love Ribena so I know I’ll love this. I will be reviewing this very soon so keep eyes peeled!

Yog Nog Soap – £3.40 f0r 100g, £8.50 for 250g and £17.00 for 500g.

A creamy Christmas tipple of a soap made with moisturising soya yoghurt and a dash of festive spice. Lather up and indulge your senses with this fudgy blend of clove bud and ylang ylang essential oils. Dusted with a generous amount of aromatic cocoa powder, you’ll be ready to don your best Christmas knitwear after using this spicy little number that’s 100% palm-free. 

I gave this soap a smell on Wednesday and fell in love there and then. I’m surprised I didn’t buy a bar to be honest and when I walked past the store a second time that day I had to resist the urge (seeing as I’m trying to be good in the run up to Christmas!). However I went into the Coventry store on Saturday to have look at everything and pick up a few things. My boyfriend loved this soap too so I bought him one for Christmas (which he knows about!). I can only describe this soap as being super creamy and it smells of a cheesecake and tiramisu, both desserts that I adore. Due to the soya bean ingredient in this soap it makes it super creamy and moisturising. I’m DEFINITELY going to pick up more of this soap and quite frankly I can’t wait to start using it this week.

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar – £2.75.

Make bathtime an even sweeter time with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble this under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist. The candy scent wafting through the steam includes Fair Trade vanilla absolute, wrapping you in a comforting embrace. If you like the fragrance of our Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, you’re in for a treat. 

Another Lush product that has been around since forever, but has changed its shape and name since I first saw it. I’ve bought this quite a few times over the years and I really do like it. It’s basically just a Christmassy version of the Creamy Candy Bubble Bar but who cares, I still love it! When you crumble this into the bath it leaves the back lovely and pink, with pink on the peaks of the white bubbles. This is really lovely and for less than £3.00, I would be a fool to pick one up, and anyone reading this would be too. 😉

So White Bath Bomb – £3.50.

Be the fairest of them all with this apple-scented bath bomb that’s as pure as the driven snow. As it dissolves, enveloping you in a white mist with a crisp and delicate fragrance, its rosy centre reveals itself. The bergamot oil and rose absolute will help you feel calm and peaceful, while neroli oil and orange flower absolute will revive your (Christmas) spirit. 

This is by far one of my favourite products from Lush, so I am gutted that it only comes out once a year! Since this first came out as a tiny bath bomb I have been in love and bought it every year. Over the years they’ve really adapted it, making it bigger and putting red/pink inside of it to add some colour to the bath. This smells of fresh apples and is really strong too, so whenever I’ve used this in the bath I have always smelt delightful afterwards. I’m going to be stocking up on these this year and already have it in mind to buy 5… Bit much isn’t it? NAH!

Father Christmas Bath Bomb – £3.50.

A festive bath bomb to bring Santa’s presence into the bath. Once you pop this jolly bomb in your bath, it turns your water from bright red to vivid green. This year, Father Christmas will fill your bathroom with the popular sweet scent of Snow Fairy. All we want for Christmas is this Santa, baby!

For the first time in quite a few years Lush have changed Father Christmases scent and added Snow Fairy into it, rather than the satsuma scent which I somewhat like. I love Snow Fairy so for it to be in a bath bomb is just amazing! These smell really strong too, so I know I’ll be grabbing one of these to use on Christmas Eve or Day before I get ready for dinner.

So that’s pretty much my wish list for Lush’s Christmas range this year!

What’s on your wish list this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Hey have you tried any of these yet or in the past? If so, let me know about it in the comments too.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you had a great weekend.

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Lush Christmas Wish List

I know I don’t mention Lush much on my blog but that’s just because I don’t really treat myself to it as much lately, even though I wish to change this towards the New Year as I miss using Lush. I love when Lush bring out their Christmas range as every year they bring out quite a few different things, which I like, as well as some old favourites.

I haven’t bought any of Lush’s Christmas range since 2009 and that was the first time I bought any of their Christmas products, so I was excited when I saw they had unveiled their new Christmas collection for 2013 a week or two ago!

I’ve checked out all the products and have already made a list of products that I wish to buy and try for myself, so I thought I would compile them into a wish list to show you, as well as talk about them all a little bit.

Citrus oils, davana oil and buchu are combined to give a tropical fruity, juicy aspect to this fragrance. Feel tropical in the shower for a few minutes and step out with a smile on your face.

Ponche Shower Gel.

This shower gel has been with Lush for a couple of years now and I love the smell of this from going in store to sniff the bottles. It smells of citrus as it contains citrus oils but also smells warm due to the shot of tequila being in there too. I can imagine it being lovely to use on cold mornings due to the orange juice being uplifting and the tequila warming you up. This is available in 100g (£4.30), 250g (£8.95) and 500g (£15.45) and is something I would probably grab a sample as most of Lush’s products give me really bad rashes on my skin due to allergies and my sensitive skin.

The fair trade vanilla absolute, sparkling snowflake lustre and creamy cornflour in Candy Mountain make bath time a sweet treat for big kids as well as little kids. We’ve included some of our bubble crumble mix which adds a magical pink mist to the peaks of foaming bubbles.

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar – £2.65.

This is the new version of Candy Cane Bubble Bar, which some people may remember from the year before last, when the Candy Mountain was introduced to us all. It reminds me of Charlie The Unicorn and the adventure he goes on with the pink and blue unicorn to, Candy Mountain! I’ve never owned Candy Cane but from smelling it before it’s lovely and reminds me of a little of Rockstar Soap.

Sit back and relax in a bath of creamy Alpine indulgence. With skin-softening cocoa butter and uplifting Sicilian lemon oil.

Bombardino Bath Bomb -£2.50.

These are new this year and they sound really nice! The Lush team have described them as smelling like a lemon meringue pie due to it containing lemon oil. I love the smell of lemon and it is such a refreshing smell, thus one of my favourites, as well as a favourite fruit of mine to eat (even if it is sour). It also contains cocoa butter which is really nice for the skin, leaving it nice and soft after use, which will be perfect on those winter evenings after a long day out in the cold. I can’t wait to get my hands on this little guy, who also has chocolate chips for eyes.

Brand new Fun, invented by Lush co-founder Mo Constantine, has been given a Christmas makeover – it’s encased in golden lustre and is scented with the fragrance of all-year-round product Honey I Washed The Kids. You decide how you want to use it: pinch off a little and lather up for washing body and hair, crumble a small bit under running water for baths or just play with it!

FUN – Gold – £5.00.

I currently own Fun – Pink and I really love the concept of how FUN works! Basically it is a multipurpose bath/shower which you can use as a body wash in the shower/bath, a bubble bar for in the bath, as well as a shampoo. It’s lovely stuff and it smells great too, so when I heard there was one out for Christmas that smells of Honey I Washed The Kids Soap, I knew I would need to buy myself a bar of it, as well as for my Dad who loves Honey I Washed The Kids soap. It’s a gorgeous gold colour too, so I can imagine it leaving a gorgeous golden shimmer on your body after use, which a part of me isn’t looking forward to… But it’ll be worth it!

A reusabubble bar star that gives mounds of sweet-smelling foam. This is a solid version of our best-selling Snow Fairy shower gel for those who prefer to bathe.

Magic Wand Bubble Bar – £4.95.

This reusable bubble bar has been a part of Lush’s Christmas collection for a few years now and every year I have been meaning to buy it to try it, as it smells just like Snow Fairy, which I love! You pop it into the bath, swish it around for a while and it leaves behind a gorgeous heap of Snow Fairy smelling bubbles, as well as pink bath water in your bath tub. It’s said to give you up to 5 baths, which I think is great and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this bubble bar so I’m finally going to give it a go for myself!

The colour red is about as Christmassy as it gets. We’ve made this lip tint just the shade that Mrs. Claus might use to woo her husband.

Santa Baby Lip Tint – £5.50.

Okay now this is a product I’m not 100% sure yet whether or not I’ll buy, it’s something I will need to go in store and check out first before I buy type thing, which applies to pretty much all the new Christmas products on this wish list, but I want to see about this one the most. It leaves a gorgeous red tint on the lips and smells/tastes of cola cubes which I imagine will be really yummy, but at the same time it could be awfully sickly so I’ll have to see for myself whether or not I will like this product. I would use it throughout the winter months whilst at work me thinks, as a lovely Christmassy red tint would look nice whilst serving people coffee, don’t you?

This one’s for all you star gazers out there, creating a magnificent bath with swirling lustres and beautiful colours. As various and enchanting as the night sky.

Shoot for The Stars Bath Ballistic – £3.25.

This bath ballistic just looks so pretty, doesn’t it? Not only does it look pretty, but it smells just like Honey I Washed The Kids Soap too! Two products this Christmas have been released with this scent and it’s making me really happy! As well as that, it’s another present I’ll be buying my Dad for Christmas this year. I can see me using this alongside the FUN – Gold before a nice occasion, possibly my birthday if I stock up on enough of these to last me until then! Shoot for The Stars just looks so young and fun and it leaves the bath all sorts of colours too, so it’ll be a delight to use and smell like heaven too.

Our winter temptress shower hair and body gel that’s bursting with fruit fragrance and has a sparkle of ice through it. Now we must confess, it’s a mystery to us why this one particular product should become our No1 Xmas bestseller. It’s not your classic hippy dippy Lush herbal offering. Instead it is an intensely sweet, fruity pink shower gel loved by people everywhere.

Snow Fairy Shower Gel.

I don’t know anyone who dislikes Snow Fairy, that includes men as well! It’s Lush’s best-selling product, which probably makes them the most money every year due to it just being available at Christmas. It’s a shame it’s only available at that time of year but I’ve seen women and men alike of all ages go into Lush and buy this shower gel in the biggest size with two bottles under each arm, that’s over £50 worth of Snow Fairy! I’ve only ever owned one bottle of Snow Fairy and that was back when I first shopped their Christmas collection. I bought one bottle of the 500g size and it lasted me a year. I sadly haven’t got around to buying another bottle since, but I’m making sure to this time! Snow Fairy is available in 500g (£10.95), 250g (£6.85) and 100g (£3.50) and plus, if you crave Snow Fairy throughout the year when it isn’t available you can pick up The Godmother Soap, as it smells just like it! This was the first product I bought from Lush but sadly I’m allergic to it, so I can’t use it, which sucks.

The idea for Snow Fairy Sparkle came from Claire, our Covent Garden shop manager. She said that she loved the idea of covering people in glitter when giving shop demos – so this product is a bit like a massage bar with a super soft fondant centre, and lots and lots of sparkle!

Snow Fairy Sparkle Bar – £4.95.

For four-years I have been waiting for Lush to create a Snow Fairy smelling massage bar, the added sparkle of this is just a bonus really! It looks so cute and it being bright pink is just so ideal for bringing out every woman’s inner girl, but as well as that I can see little girls and teenagers loving receiving this as a Christmas present. I think this would be lovely to use before a special occasion or an evening out and is something that would last me a long time, as I would only use it for special occasions. Also I’ve found that massage bars can be used as bath melts too, so I might try and pop a little bit of this in the bath at some stage.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A bath bomb as pure as the driven snow, with a secret pink centre for a rose-coloured bath.

So White Bath Bomb – £3.25.

So White first came out in 2009 and I bought quite a few of these as I loved them so much. It smells of crisp apples and leaves a little bit of a bubble in your bath when used, or at least it used to when I bought them! Since then they’ve added a pink centre so your bath goes a lovely rose colour, which I think is a nice touch. I love the smell of apples and this just perfects the scent perfectly. I wish these were around all year as they really are one of my favourite Lush products, as they make my skin lovely and soft as well as smelling beautiful.

P-P-P Pop in a Penguin! This fun bubble bar is modelled on Little Penguins found on Philip Island, Australia – they’re the smallest penguins in the world!

The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar – £2.95.

Finally we have these little guys and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have one! Look how adorable they are! I love penguins and I know I’ll be snapping up a few of these as presents, as well as for myself this year. These little guys smell of citrus and grapefruit, just like Happy Hippy Shower Gel, which I really like. I won’t want to crumble these into my bath, but I bet they’ll leave my bath looking a gorgeous blue colour with lots of bubbles that will leave me feeling soft and smelling fresh.

So that was my Lush Christmas wish list! I will hopefully be going into Lush in the next week or two but due to lack of funds at the moment I may have to wait until I have some more cash to go before the German Market turns up in Birmingham.

If you like and use Lush products, what have you had your eyes peeled on to buy this Christmas? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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