Never Mind the Ballistics

YES YES YES! I finally got my hands on a Never Mind the Ballistics so I can review it for you. I did have one from launch day but it got wet in the bag and it was a horror scene.

It is shaped like your typical bath bomb but there is nothing typical about it! It does remind me a bit of Roller which was in the LUSH Kitchen but I’m pretty sure that there’s not been anything like this in stores. It has an organic fair trade cocoa butter topping that covers half the bath bomb and melts in the warm water leaving you with moisturised and nourished skin. Which is what we all need this cold season!

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This is part of the Christmas range but like a lot of the other products released this year, it’s not very festive but honestly it’s so amazing that it doesn’t really matter. The pink and orange colour combination seens perfect for summer to me and the scent of lime and sweet wild orange oils are more fresh and zesty than festive. It also contains bananas, if I recall I’m pretty sure that the demonstrator in LUSH said that each one has 1 WHOLE banana in, which also softens the water and your skin.

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It is a very slow fizzer but I think that is down to half of it being oil based. The main colour of the water is yellow but when you get to the centre there are streams of pink that dance around the bath.

Over all I’m don’t think that this should be a Christmas product but I do love it. I think it would be perfect in the summer months. I relate warm hearty scents with Christmas and this is just a little too fresh.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Lime Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Olibanum Resinoid, Fresh Banana, Cream of Tartar, Gardenia Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Propylene Glycol,l PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides & PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 19140:1, Colour 19140, Colour 45410, Colour 15510, Colour 14700, Colour 17200.

Price: £4.25 each

Rating: ★★★★ (if it was released in summer it would get 5 ★)

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LUSH Northern Lights Review

A new and ‘improved’ northern lights is back this christmas at LUSH. If you remember the  Northern lights from previous then you will remember how every one complained that it the stick shaped bath bomb was broken by the time they had got it home. Well, LUSH has brought it back in a chunkier pill shape bath bomb.

Now I like to be honest in my reviews and there are going to be some things that just aren’t for me. This is one of those things.

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I like the improvement on the size and shape and I really like the colours that it creates. The scent of this is beautiful, with Ylang Ylang oil and the floral hint of Jasmine Absolute really does make it wonderful. Not for long though as the scent disappears very very fast.

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It’s an extremely fast fizzer and it was over in a few seconds. The colours really were beautiful to look at but the pinky/purple colour stained my skin and I struggled to get it off.

I don’t really have a load to say about this bath bomb. I was really hopeful that it would be one of the better christmas ones but for me it just wasn’t.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Perfume, Linalool, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Colour 45410, Colour 42090, Colour 59040

Price: £3.95 each.

Rating: ★★

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Monster Ball LUSH Review

Guess who’s back! Back again! Eleana’s back! Tell a friend!….Oh dear Eleana is the least gangster name going but do tell your friends!

Hello Guys! I am back with my second Halloween LUSH review, this time we are looking at Monsters’ Ball and I know I say this every time but…this is by far my favourite. I mean it this time!

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Just look at this little fella! He kind of reminds me of a pink version of Mick Wazowski from Monsters Inc. Any one else think that? His eye is actually made from vegan white chocolate but its probably best still not to eat it.

Right lets get on with this review!…I said in my review of Autumn Leaf that I really enjoyed that is was a Autumn/Halloween bath bomb that wasn’t a ‘scary’, character, monster style product and I do stick by my word. It was refreshing but Halloween IS about those things and lets be honest this little guy isn’t scary his kind of cute. He smells incredible too. It holds the same scent as the calacas product family. Does anyone remember The Enchanter from 2015? Well, it’s the same scent as that. So this not necessarily a new product as much as it is a new design, a ‘revamp’ if you will.

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Filled with lime and neroli oil (which boosts your happy hormone) this ballistic gives you a hit of zesty goodness but it still has a earthy hint to it making it perfect for the season and great for an uplifting bath. With the addition of coco butter to sooth and moisturise your skin and olibanum oil for that extra relaxation.

Monsters’ ball is a medium fizzer with pink/purple being the initial colour. As is spins and foams it releases more of the calacas scent and begins to release the blue centre. The blue, pink and purple layers swirl around the bath creating beautiful patterns. Although they aren’t very seasonal colours they are very pretty to watch dancing around the surface of the water.

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As the colours reach the edge of the tub they start to form a pink and purple ombre. This for me personally is why this bath bomb is now one of my favourites!

I really hope that this will be brought back in the future, even if it’s not shaped like a little monster but even if the colours and formula are brought back in an ‘all year round’ ballistic. That would be amazing!

Just incase they don’t though I will be grabbing a load of these before they sell out!

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Himalayan Rock Salt, Fragrance, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil, Olibanum Oil, Cream Of Tartar, Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, PEG-6 Caprylic / Caprylic Glycerides & PEG-80 Almond Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal Blue 1, Red 27, Red 33, Red 28, Vegan Dark Chocolate.

 Price: £4.25 each.

Rating: ★★★★★

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Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb

Being well into Autumn and Halloween just around the corner I realised I best start reviewing the Lush products for this season. So up first is Autumn Leaf bath bomb!

This bath bomb really appealed to me when I saw it in the store, it’s not like the standard spooky halloween products that are released. You can already see the colours that run through it before it has even touched the water. It really is a beautiful ballistic.

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Sharing its scent with Grass Shower Gel and bubble bar this bath bomb holds a very fresh, outdoorsy, earthy scent with a combination of neroli, sandalwood and maple sap it really is calming.

Lush have really upped their game recently and the stories that their products tell are just wonderful. The story of Autumn Leaf is the colour change in leaves between Summer and Autumn.

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Autumn Leaf is a flow fizzer and because of its shape it floats on the water keeping its shape for longer. It spills out greens, yellow, warm orange and red creating an almost ombre foam.

Over all I think this is one of the best Autumn bath bombs they have released.  I will for sure be grabbing a few of these before the end of the season and I hope it makes another appearance.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Bergamot Oil, Neroli Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Austro-Caledonicum, Maple Sap, Cream Of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Betaine, Spring Green Lustre (Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 10), Red 4.

Price: £3.75

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Unconventional ways to use Lush products.

Im pretty sure by now that you guys know how much I love LUSH products and how upset I was when my Doctor told me that I had to give them a rest for a little while to see if it improved my eczema (which it didn’t). So I am now allowed to use them again so there will be load more LUSH posts/reviews coming up very soon.

This weekend was amazing for me because I have been invited to my local LUSH store for my first ever blogger event! I am so excited for this, it will be great to get a first look at the new upcoming Christmas range. I’m not going to lie to you I have already had a sneak preview and the products are absolutely Devine!

So in honour of being able to use LUSH again and my first blogger event I decided to tell you some of the unconventional ways that you can use their products.

1. Bath bombs make incredible air fresheners 

I keep all of my bath bombs in a basket but instead of keeping them stored in my bathroom I put them in my room. Just simply on a shelf or sometimes I put it on top of my wardrobe so they are a little more hidden. Alternatively if you have a shelf in your wardrobe leave you bath bombs there and you will get hit with the scent overtime you go to get ready.

Try and stick to one scent family though so you don’t have too many different scents at one time.
2. You can use shower gels in you washing 

I use shower gel in my washing instead of softener and it is sublime! My washing always smells unbelievable. Im currently using Rose Jam because I bought 6 litres last Christmas along side 3 other shower gels, so long story short I have a hell of a lot so I may as well use it somehow! Oh, and don’t worry about the softness of your clothes because the conditioning ingredients leave your clothes as soft as it does your skin.
3. Dusting powders in your laundry 

So this one is really good if you don’t want to use shower gel in the wash but still want to get that beautiful lush sent on you clothes. You will need a tumble dryer though!

Once your clothes are dry then add some dusting powder and put on for an addition 5 minutes. Only do this on dry clothes though as it can become clumpy and lighter colours are better as blacks can show up the powder as times. I use Fairy Dust or Silky Underwear for this but any will work fine.

4. Keep spiders at bay 

If you don’t like spiders this tip will be perfect for you. Spiders don’t like strong smelling herbs like mint and lavender. So if you sprits your room or entire home with the Dirty Body spray they will no longer invade!

I have carpet so I spritz some on there and let it soak in not only does it keep my room smelling fresh but NO SPIDERS!
I hope these tips will help you in one way or another. Keep an eye out for upcoming LUSH posts and thank you for reading 

Check out LUSH halloween range here.

 

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Rose Bombshell (New Edition)

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If you used LUSH products last Mother’s Day  you may have noticed that this bath bomb has changed. It has the same name but the bomb its self and the concept has changed completely ! I don’t mind change really,  but this I wasn’t a fan of. But I wanted to separate the two and kind of treat this as a new bath bomb rather than an ‘improved’ bath bomb.

The bath bomb to look at is pretty, not the best. The scent on the other hand is one of my favourites from LUSH and it’s the famous Rose Jam scent!

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The issue I have with this product is that theres not much to it. The main colour is pink and the centre holds a small amount of turquoise. It dissolves extremely fast ad in the centre are what LUSH call ‘Yellow rose petals’, they may very well be but they honestly look like dead rose petals. The colours of the bath bomb once merged create a dusky pink/peach with it pretty but doesn’t really POP. That dusky colour assisted by a few dead looking petals just didn’t make me feel great in that bath.

Overall I didn’t think this was a great product from lush. The scent was amazing, but I know that I can find that same scent in the other Ro’s Argon family products so I will probably stick to them.

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Also, the pink colouring left a pink ring around my bath which I really had to scrub to remove.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Fine Sea Salt, Yellow Rose Petals, Rose Absolute, Geranium Oil, Rose Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil, *Limonene, Citronellol, Coumarin, Perfume, Frosty Holly Lustre, Colour 17200, Colour 45410.

Price: £3.95

Rating: ★★

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Frozen Lush Review

A little while ago Lush released a bath bomb based on the Disney favourite Frozen. Well, do I love Disney? YES! Do I love Lush? YES! So obviously I grabbed myself one!

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I normally go for the bath bombs with an array of colours but when I saw this bath bomb it was just shades of blue, which is to be expected as they are the iconic colours to the film. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to love it. I really did want to because of the theming but I just has a feeling I wouldn’t.

BOY WAS I WRONG. I loved it.

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Its quite a large bath bomb and a simple one too but it was very effective. The scent of Neroli Oil and Grapefruit Oil are very strong in this bath bomb.Neroli provides a really light floral and sweet smell and is balanced out by the bitter note of Grapefruit. And together they make a perfect fragrance, which I now think that Queen Elsa smells like.

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When I placed this blue gem in my bath it started to fizz a lot and spews out a thick blue and white foam creating ice blue swirls in my bath. My entire bath was left the beautiful clear blue colour and it had tons of glitter swirling around.  I literally felt like Elsa had created this bath for me, it was magical.

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Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Aluminium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide), Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradis), Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurandum)

Price 2015: £3.75

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

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