LUSH Haul Part 1

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Just before christmas me and my partner bought a huge LUSH haul for our christmas present and went all out using his 50% staff discount! There was a few bits that I have seen quite a few times and really wanted to try out so I thought that I would purchase them now.

Pop Gift Set (RRP £49.50 – No Longer Available)

“This one is a must for bath bomb fanatics! Pop open the box to discover ten different bath bombs packed with fizz, sparkle, popping candy and calming fragrances – and bursting with a kaleidoscope of colours.”

I am a sucker for bath times it is just the most perfect place to unwind and relax so my addiction to LUSH products go hand in hand, making this gift set perfect for me. This box is jam packed with LUSH’s 10 most popular bath bombs and I can definitely see why!

Avobath (RRP £3.35)

“Avobath in the morning to help you face the day: its lemongrass and bergamot oils will pick you up while also tackling dryness with avocado and olive oil. It contains lustre, which gives a shimmering green effect to the water, but will leave your skin feeling dazzling without the dazzle. It also contains lots of mashed avocado and olive oil to tackle dehydration, making this an excellent choice for dry skin sufferers.”

I have heard really good things about this bath bomb so I was definitely excited to see that this was included in the box. Especially as I have been back at work my hands get incredibly dry from wearing gloves all day so the mashed avocado will definitely perk them up.

Granny Takes A Dip (RRP £3.35)

“This ginger, pepper and lemon-scented bath bomb turns your water psychedelic and puts some colour in your life. Simply drop into a warm bath and watch as its fizzing centre dissolves into multi-coloured waters. Its spicy, citrusy scent will pep you up: lemon oil boosts the mood, while ginger and pepper are warming.”

I love psychedelic colours, it makes it look so pretty quite like northern lights! so again another perfect bath bomb for me. Filling your bath with streams of colour leaving your bathroom smelling gorgeous from the citrus scents.

Phoenix Rising (RRP £3.35)

“A mystical, shimmering purple and green layered bath bomb that rises in the water on a cloud of exotic spice fragrance. When your skin is feeling over-cooked and in desperate need of hydration, the luxurious blend of cocoa and shea butters will have you rising out of the bath with soft, luscious skin. Its rich, cinnamon fragrance will also lift your mood if you’re feeling out of sorts.”

I have had my eye on this bath bomb for quite a while as I absolutely adore the smell of cinnamon – it definitely makes me not want to get out of the bath. This bath bomb leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft afterwards due to the blend of cocoa and shea butters.

Sex Bomb (RRP £3.35)

“When you’ve got that feeling – tired, stressed out and anxious – you need some sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed and feeling in the mood… Jasmine is an ancient aphrodisiac, used as a sensual perfume in India for centuries and in aromatherapy to ease stress and anxiety. Clary sage clears the mind, while ylang ylang is renowned for soothing worries.”

I absolutely adore the scent of this bath bomb, it leaves my bath water a gorgeous colour and so silky. Though the petals were clumpy and did not dissolve so I have to scoop them out, but non the less this still has to be one of my favourite bath bombs.

Honey Bee (RRP £3.35)

“A good soak in a Honey Bee bath will soothe and cleanse the skin thanks to its wonder trio of honey, aloe vera, and rhassoul mud, a clay mined near Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Honey is a wonder ingredient that soothes, retains moisture and is antiseptic, and we add plenty of cooling aloe vera, too. Rhassoul mud has natural cleansing properties, and also helps condition and soften the skin.”

Honey Bee is one that I am not so keen on unfortunately, I just do not think it does anything for me which mainly might be down to that it leaves the water yellow which does not look very inviting.

Blackberry (RRP £3.35)

“As soon as you drop this into your bath, tension is banished as the bergamot and frankincense oils are released. Bergamot is used in aromatherapy for anxiety, depression and nervous tension, and is both relaxing and uplifting as well as antibacterial. You’ll soon feel calmed as frankincense oil helps slow down breathing and induces a feeling of wellbeing.”

I have been waiting for the right moment to use this bath bomb, but it definitely ticks all the right boxes so far! especially as it turns your bath water purple.

Dragons Egg (No Longer Available)

“Dragon’s Egg makes bathtime exciting as it fizzes and crackles and changes the colour of your water to a gorgeous citrusy gold. Its scent is reminiscent of lemon sherbet, with a hint of jasmine, leaving you feeling great and ready for a good day. Its citrus scents leave you feeling transformed and invigorated.”

I absolutely adore this bath bomb, it is full of surprises. I am a huge fan of LUSH’s citrus scents so upon first reading the description of this I definitely needed buy this again.

Fizzbanger (RRP £3.35)

“A Catherine wheel of a bath bomb. It changes colour as it fizzes, crackling with popping candy as it goes and releasing first a citrussy apple and then a cinnamon, apple pie like scent with a hint of ylang ylang. Petitgrain is used in aromatherapy to calm the breathing, slow the heartbeat and reduce feelings of anxiety. Ylang ylang produces a feeling of joy, and cinnamon leaf oil helps you let go.”

Another of my favourite scents is cinnamon, but citrus and cinnamon in one bath bomb I was not too sure on. Though that said this bath bomb smells absolutely divine leaving me feeling well and truly stress free and pampered. Another reason I love bath bombs is the colours, with this bomb it turns your water into a gorgeous blend of blue, greens and yellow.

Twilight (RRP £3.35)

“If sleep is evading you, this combination of essential oils will help get you ready for a good night’s rest. As Twilight dissolves, it turns from the colour of the setting sun and gets darker, turning your water a shimmering deep purple. The fragrance has been designed to help you sleep: lavender is a soothing, mind-clearing and calming fragrance, used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia and aid restful sleep, while benzoin and tonka call to mind a milky caramel malt drink.”

This is another bath bomb that I have heard good things about, and it has definitely not disappointed. I absolutely adore the deep purple it turns your bath water into – did I mention I love purple!? It definitely gets you ready to climb into bed afterwards.

Think Pink (RRP £2.65)

“A relaxing pink bath bomb with a sweet vanilla and tonka fragrance. As it dissolves, you’ll feel as though you’re getting a big hug – you’ll find yourself surrounded by rice paper confetti hearts that slowly melt away. Its sweet scent comes from Fair Trade vanilla absolute, while tonka adds a caramel undertone. Neroli gives it a sunny citrus top note, while lavender clears your mind and makes you feel that life is sweet.”

When I used this bath bomb I did not read up on it so the little confetti hearts were a lovely surprise. This gift box is definitely packed with some amazing bath bombs!

Jackie Oates Foundation (RRP £9.50)

“This is ideal for smoothing those with pale complexions that need soothing. It’s made with oat milk as a base, which helps to calm skin down, to which we’ve added loads of nurturing shea butter, honey, aloe vera and glycerine to hydrate and even out tone. As pale skins need to be careful in the sunshine, we’ve added titanium dioxide. Mix a little with your favourite moisturiser and apply to clean skin evenly.”

I have been using MAC Studio Fix until about a month ago as I want to try and convert my everyday products to cruelty free. I must say that I am impressed with this, it is perfect for my skin tone which I find extremely hard to match with drug store foundations as I find it still gives a yellowish tint. The foundation feels super light, looks natural and is totally natural. The only thing is that it does not cover over those pesky red spots but that is nothing a little concealer will not fix. I have also found that it stays put throughout the day without making my face oily.

Light Pink Foundation (RRP £9.50)

“For those fair of face, this is our second lightest colour supplement. This works wonders evening out complexions while protecting and nurturing. We blend in the pigment to a cream base of gentle rose petal infusion, which helps to reduce redness, vitamin E-rich rice bran oil for adding moisture, and titanium dioxide to help protect the skin from the sun. Mix a little with your favourite moisturiser and apply to clean skin evenly.”

I bought this as I was not quite sure which foundation tone matched my skin but I thought that it would look great mixed with Jackie Oates if I wanted to brighten up my skin tone. The foundation again is light weight, super bendable and does not look cakey. I generally apply this with a brush blending it into my face paying particular attention to my dark circles and spots.
 Tea Tree Water – Toner Water 250g (£7.95)
“Keep skin clear and refreshed. Tea tree is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, so can help keep away the bacteria that can cause spots. Grapefruit is rich in vitamins and is also lightly astringent on the skin, whilst juniperberry is antiseptic and helps keep skin clean and clear. Use any time of day to keep skin refreshed, or to remove traces of makeup or cleanser.”
I tend to use this after removing my makeup to clear my skin and to try and prevent spots appearing. I absolutely love the smell of this toner water, it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and oil free.
Have you used any of these products before? What is your favourite?
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