Last month, I found myself stranded in Reading due to flooding. What else could I do but pop into Lush?
Rose Jam Bubbleroon
Right, let's get this out of the way. The name really, really annoys me. It's supposed to look like a macaron, so it should be called a bubbleron. Not bubbleroon as in macaroon. Macaroons are not the pretty pastel confections! Ok, rant over. Also, I know exactly what you're all thinking. Yes, it looks horrifically yonic to me too! That aside, I love this bubble bar! I'm not usually a fan of rose scents but I figured I'd try something new and give it a go. It's lovely! You just twist it in half (it twists apart really easy) and pop half in. I found that it creates the perfect amount of bubbles, and it has a lovely sweet rose scent. It's not as floral as a true rose- It definitely has something a little sweeter in it, which may be the lemon. Although it claims that shea butter and coconut oil makes your skin soft and smooth, I didn't notice a huge difference in this area. It's worth it alone for the fragrance though!
Sunnyside Bubble Bar
Look how pretty! It's so gold and shiny- I love it! In the bath, it creates glittery swirls of gold and loads of citrus-scented bubbles. The fragrance isn't particularly strong but it's certainly still noticeable and has a lovely uplifting mood to it. Be careful though- it made my bath really slippery!
The Godmother Soap
Now this is what Lush was made for! It's ah-ma-zing! The Godmother has the same pear drop and candyfloss fragrance as Snow Fairy and, my goodness, it's incredible. I want to eat it all up (Yeah, I wouldn't actually recommend that!). The fragrance is really powerful. I have this soap sitting on the side of my bath and it fills the whole room. It lathers really well and lasts for ages too. This is what I'll be using to curb my Snow Fairy cravings until Christmas!
I love the novelty of this bath melt- It's in a little muslin pouch that you can keep afterwards to use as a washcloth. It also smells absolutely delicious- a warming, soothing scent that reminded me a little of chocolate orange. It has that sort of enveloping richness. Filled with oats, it releases oat milk and cocoa butter, but I didn't actually find this had any effect on the softness of my skin. It's a shame as it smells so lovely!
Lush Bubble Bars Review (and Ultrabland)
This is one of Lush's more popular bubble bars, with swirls of orange. As if the colour didn't give it away, it's scented with orange oil as well as patchouli, so it creates an uplifting fragrance that has a fair bit of throw. As with all the bubble bars, it conjures up plenty of bubbles and it also leaves my skin feeling soft.
Think Pink Bath BallisticThis bath ballistic sounds absolutely perfect for me- Tonka and vanilla. Mmm, vanilla and caramel! Unfortunately, it smells nothing like you'd expect. It's just a very subtle- almost negligible- scent and has no redeeming qualities: It's not moisturising, it doesn't create bubbles and it doesn't turn the bath water an incredible colour. I don't really understand the hype.
Amandopondo Bubble BarI really don't know why I had such a craving for rose scents when I bought these. This bubble bar is very similar to the pink bubbleroon, only it has less of that sweet, citrus scent. The fragrance fills up the bathroom and creates a lovely relaxing mood. I found this to be really good at the end of busy, stressful days.
Dorothy Bubble Bar
Unlike most other bubble bars, Dorothy changes the colour of my bathwater, which serves no purpose but is a lot of fun. Unsurprisingly, given the colour of the bar, it transforms the water into a brilliant bright blue. The scent is a very clean, uplifting fragrance with notes of ylang ylang and orange flower.
Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
After buying Ultrabland, it took me a little while to actually use it. I was a bit intimidated by it. I know that's strange but as I'm used to the old cleanser-on-a-cotton-pad routine (and sometimes the sneaky make up wipe!), this seemed a little unusual. You smear it all over your face and then wipe it off with a warm, damp cloth. Ultrabland has a smooth, creamy consistency, a bit greasy perhaps, and smells strongly of beeswax. As well as the beeswax, it contains almond oil, rose water and honey.
It's pretty messy but, once I got past the faff, it's an absolute dream! My full face of make up came off straight away, with no residue, and it left my skin feeling really smooth and clean afterwards. I also found that I could use it to remove my eye make up with no senstivity or irritation at all. Even the next morning, my skin was so soft. I think I'm in love!