A Whole Lotta' LUSH

Thursday, 30 July 2015

After acquiring lots of Lush-style Birthday gifts and a trip to the Oxford Street store in London, I have come to the conclusion that I now have a plentiful amount of this shop's stock and therefore I must stop. This will probably take me months to use up because when it comes to bath bombs I'm super scrimpy (I cut them in half) especially with the ones I love the most. This has to be the biggest collection of Lush stock I have ever owned and oh my it feels good! 

I obviously haven't tried them all yet, but I am still going to try and do a review of the ones I have and maybe just visually analyse the ones I haven't? Because come on now they're all so pretty!

Lets start from left to right shall we?:

After using a Lush shampoo bar for the first time in May I have become one of their biggest fans, I think the whole concept of using a solid shampoo is such a great idea and because they are made without all those nasty chemicals like regular in-store shampoos, my hair has really felt the benefit. So when I saw this in my local store I smelled it and immediately was hooked seems as Karma is my favourite Lush scent, also the little pressed flower in the middle tops it off. I'm so excited to use this after my Brazilliant bar runs out. 

- Guardians of the Forest Bath Bomb - 

This isn't actually on the website because it is exclusive to Lush's Oxford Street store. I am so excited to use this, so excited that I might actually put it in all in one instead of cutting it in half (shock horror) All I can say about this bath bomb is that it smells of moss? and all things green. Which might not be to everyone's taste. I love the smell of like, a damp forest and that's all I can explain it as!

- #Rightsforanimals Special Edition Bath Bomb - 

Now I have to say that I was disappointed with this one. I thought from the sound of it that maybe it has things in or it was multi-coloured inside, but it just left my bath a strange cream colour. There was though, a slip that popped out of the bath bomb which stated '#rightsforanimals' which was nice. It was maybe disappointing but it did smell nice and the money went towards an incredible cause so I honestly didn't mind my white bath. 

Ah yes, a personal favourite of mine. I have purchased this bath bomb multiple times because I love the effect it has on my skin because it contains exfoliating seaweed and all sorts of salts and things. It's also great for the mind and now I have used this so often the smell actually relaxes me as soon as I pop it in my bath. The only problem is getting the seaweed out of the plug hole but after a long, relaxing, 3 hour bath of blue Heaven, that's not a lot to complain about!

Another oldie' but I haven't actually, ever tried this. It smells so nice though and I imagine that it would make your water green? I am saving this for an early morning wake up, because I think it would be a prefect pick-me-up for a long day ahead. 

Another Oxford Street exclusive, it's a huge golden, purple and orange pyramid, what more do you want in a luxury bubble bar?! When I saw this I knew I had to have it, I asked the lady if they had any in stock and alas, not on there own. But there was still hope in the form of a gift box with all the new Oxford Street bubble bars and low and behold, the karma pyramid was there, along with some of the others I'll talk about later. I have not used this bar yet because I'm saving it for a special occasion, come on now it's a fabulous pyramid with gold glitter you can't use that on an everyday occurrence! But hopefully soon I will get to sample it's delights. 

Another old time classic. I normally only purchase this soap at Christmas time, but I wasn't complaining when I got it as a birthday gift. I love the smell of this, it's so sweet and comforting, something about it to me is retro and almost nostalgic, I think it's the subtle scent of palma violets and vanilla and the classic, simple pastel-y shade. 

One of my all time favourites. I love savouring this special little guy when I've had a particularly hard day and just want to relax surrounded by toffee scents and little bits of shea butter that moisturise my skin. 

I know it's been out for a while but I have never actually tried this little pink beauty and am excited to have a lovely bright pink bath. It looks moisturising so I'm definitely going to save this bubble bar for a pamper night. 

- Big Bang Bubblebar - 

Another Oxford Street purchase, I was very excited when I picked this up because it appears to be a bubblebar and a bath melt all in one, with a bubble bar outer and a bath melt centre, delicious! It also smells like a mixture of Rockstar soap and this new, sweet scent that I haven't experienced before. This bubble bar is fun and exciting and I would say, one of my favourites from Oxford Street. 

- AmandaPondo Bubblebar - 

It took me so long to find out what this is called, because I believe it's been discontinued now. It looks boring but, it smells magical and the rosey' smell you get from it is almost over powering. I'm not a massive fan of rose, but I still think I will enjoy this when mixed into the water. 

- Karma Bubblebar - 

Before the fantastical pyramid came along, there was this. And it's still as magical as a pyramid covered in glitter in my opinion and the luminous orange colour it makes your bath go? Well I'm going to miss that so much.      

I love how this one has so many different colour combinations but it's all the same smell, I find that pretty special. It smells of oranges and I am excited to 'pop' it in my bath. (See what I did there?)

- Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubblebar - 

This bubblebar has the same concept and shape as The Comforter, but a completely different smell. Un-like the comforter this has a very 'get-up-and-go' smell, it's great for baths before long journeys as I have found out and because of the size of it, you only need a little bit to create a brilliantly bubbly bath. 

- Flowering Tea Bath Dunk - 

When I saw this I was so confused and excited. When my slow brain grasped the overall concept of dunking the product into the water multiple times like a tea bag, I was sold. This thing is huge and if used carefully, will last for around 10 baths I think! You only need a tiny bit aswell and the process of dunking and swirling it in the water is very rewarding. It does not create bubbles but instead emits lovely flowery oils to massage and relax your body. It is another of my faves from Oxford street. (They all seem to be my faves!)

- Grass Bubblebar - 

It literally is what it says on the tin, Grass. But if you're like me and love the smell of all thing foliage, this is the bubble bar for you. Like Big Bang, this bubble bar also contains bath melts in the middle, shaped as little flowers. I imagine when I use this it will be like lying in a meadow, without the hayfever! I really hope so. 

- Lip Tint in Sunkissed - 

I know what everyone's thinking; 'Ciara the Oxford Street Store has Lush makeup did you not realise this? Why haven't you bought any?!' Well my fellow questioning people, I had a good long look at the makeup section and found that I wasn't too impressed if I'm honest. I tried a few lipsticks and the pigmentation wasn't very good and the eyeshadows and eyeliners were so pretty, but so expensive! I did fall in love with this lovely black eyeshadow segment, but for the size of it, the cost was extortionate and I had nearly already spent all my money on bathbombs! So, instead of leaving empty handed I picked up this lovely lip tint in a really unusual nudey' shade and I am very happy with it. It;s subtle enough to wear during the day but when layering it you can create this really nice bold nude lip, I like versatility in products as you know! And did I not mention it tastes like strawberries?!

- Lush Spa Tote Bag - 

I have been looking for the perfect tote bag for a while now and when I saw this one at Oxford Street I knew I had to have it. I love the design and the size, it's got everything you need for a tote bag! 

Wow that was a lengthy post, I have so much Lush it's unreal! (Not that I'm complaining) I hope my reviews weren't too rambly and you didn't mind the lack of articulation. I'm going to go and lie in a bath now and spend around an age wondering which bath product to use this time! 


  1. I went to the Lush on Oxford Street a few months back and it was amazing- an experience in itself :) so much stuff, and the exclusive products are just wonderful x


    1. It really is isn't it, I was literally there for around 3 hours! And I know I wanted to take them all home