Thursday 30 April 2020

Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel 2020 Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about the Prince Charming Shower Gel from Lush that came out earlier this year.

A line of cylindrical clear bottles filled with pink liquid with Prince Charming in white font on a black label on a large light brown rectangular shelf on a bright background

List of Ingredients: 
Marshmallow Root and Vanilla Pod Infusion Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glycerine Sodium Cocoamphoacetate Lauryl Betaine Titanium Dioxide Grapefruit Oil Sandalwood Oil  Geranium Oil Fresh Pomegranate Juice Water (Aqua) Carrageenan Extract *Citral *Citronellol *Geraniol *Limonene *Linalool Perfume Colour 17200 Colour 16035 Colour 14700

I think that it might be best to get the negatives out of the way first. The main one is it's texture. Now, I may be a little bit bias, as I had Prince Charming a fair few years ago when it was a Shower Cream, but the texture just isn't the greatest for me. As I said within my Ginger Shower Gel review, the texture is a mix of an oil and a gel to me and it's just a tad bit unusual for me. If it was an oil, I would love it. I have skin that is dryer than the Sahara Desert, so an oil would be great. The weird sort of hybrid kind of reminds me of Slime or Goo a bit. It does make your skin feel smooth and soft after using the product though, so, it is worth the weird texture experience.

The smell is pretty great. The Pomegranate, Marshmallow Root, and, Grapefruit kind of blend together to create a sort of sour Chocolate Orange sort of smell. It's the right amount of creamy, sweet, sour and citrusy. I just kind of love it. The sweetness makes it great for those sort of days where you want to feel cosy because its raining but at the same time the citrus notes makes you want to smell invigorating because you want to be reminded of Summer. It's kind of weird to fully explain what I mean because its one of those scents at Lush that is so unique you have to smell it yourself to really understand the complex notes. It really is something that will sweep you off your feet.

Check out my last Lush post here.

What's your opinions on Prince Charming? Have you tried any good beauty products lately? Let me know down below! 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Friday 10 April 2020

If You Wanna Be My Lover, You Gotta Get With My Shower Gel Addiction | Lush Ginger Shower Gel Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about the Ginger Shower Gel from the Lush Mothers Day 2020 Range.

This year, Lush's Mothers Day range was inspired by the Spice Girls. This included a delicate Baby's Bum Cleanser, a roaring yet spicy Bath Bomb inspired by Scary Spice, a luxurious Posh Shampoo Bar, a sporty little number in the form of Knock Out Bubble Bar and Ginger Shower Gel.

Four clear cylindrical bottles of different sizes filled with sparkly orange liquid with black labels on them all saying ginger shower gel in white font on a large light brown rectangular shelf on a bright background.

List Od ingredients:
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glycerine Fresh Ginger Root Decoction Lauryl Betaine Mimosa Absolute Bergamot Oil Ginger Oil Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil Geranium Oil Sandalwood Oil  Xanthan Gum Carrageenan Extract Titanium Dioxide Propylene Glycol Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Tin Oxide Silica Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone *Benzyl Benzoate Citronellol *Eugenol *Limonene *Linalool Perfume Colour 16035 Colour 45410:2 Colour 14700 Colour 77491

The first thing, that I thought that I would talk about is the texture of the gel. The gel is slightly different compared to most shower gels that you have tried before. It's thicker than most gels. When you use it on yourself, it has a tendency to be more like an oil rather than a thick lathering Shower Gel. I think that this is due to the Xantham Gum that is in the base of this shower gel. At first, I kind of hated it as I'm used to lather based gels, but I have adapted to loving Due to the texture, it does mean that I have a tendency on using more than I think that I need when I am using the Gel. it. If you have tried any of the Lush Shower Gels within 2020, then you will know exactly what I mean.

Did you know that the Ginger fragrance from Lush, was one of their first fragrances that Lush released? The scent of this Gel can be sparated into two parts. Wood, Ginger and Mimosa. This Shower Gel is also a Fine Fragranced Shower Gel, which I think means that the fragrance that is sold within solid, 30ml and 100ml has been directly turned into a Shower Gel and not diluted. I could be wrong though...

When you smell this directly from the bottle. you get a sort of an almagation of Ginger, Wood and Florals. When you apply this to your body, I got a hit of deep sort of smoky wood first from the Sandalwood and Bergamot. Then the Ginger Root and Ginger Oil then comes through which envelop you in a spicy and warming aroma. After the Ginger hits you, its balanced out straight after with Mimosa, Red Mandarin and Geranium which ends your shower journey with a slightly spicy, but mainly floral note. If you like the Ginger perfume or anything with a spicy yet slightly floral based then you will love this!

Would I buy it again? Yes. I absolutely love this scent. It's one of those that can be used for a mixture of seasons and moods. Versality is always good when it comes to scents. The scent can be used definitely for Spring, Autumn and pretty much Winter, especially from the spice and floral notes in this product.

What's your favourite Shower Gel? What's your favourite Lush product? 

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Munching To My Own Groovy Beat | Aldi Groovy Biscuits Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Whilst I was on my Aldi quarantine shop, I saw some interesting products that I wanted to try. So, I thought I'd tell you all about one of those products in today's blog post.

I remember when I was in my youth, that supermarkets used to sell M&M and Twix based biscuit snacks. These used to consist of, shortbread biscuit, chocolate, and either caramel underneath the chocolate for the Twix ones, or M&M's on top for the M&M ones. So, when I was in Aldi, I noticed a packet that showed a product that resembled the M&M ones and I knew that I had to have them.

A purple square box with groovy biscuits in white thick font with a picture of a rectangular biscuit on it on a bright backgroun

'Crispy biscuits with a caramel and milk chocolate filling, decorated with milk chocolate filled candy shells.' - Aldi UK.

I love the textural difference in each and every one of these snacks. The mix of crumbly shortbread, mixed with the smooth caramel and chocolate and then the crunchy candy shells is exquisite. It's like a party in your mouth.

These snacks are very tasty and once you have had one, you end up wanting more. The taste of the buttery shortbread goes beautifully with the buttery caramel and sweet chocolate. I know that describing all of this makes the product seem very sickly and sweet but there is something about these snacks that aren't too sweet. I think that these would go perfectly with a hot drink and a good TV show. They are only 99p for a pack too which is a steal!

Have you tried these? Do you remember the old biscuits that I am on about? What are your favourite biscuits? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

Monday 6 April 2020

Lush Harajuku Bath Bombs 2020 First impressions

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the seven bath bombs from the Harajuku range that dropped at all Lush stores, earlier in the year.

Notice: I smelled all of the products within this post before the lockdown and I didn't go out during these difficult times just for the intention of creating content. 

Temple Of The Sky 

First of all, I love the design of this product. For some particular reason, this bomb reminds me of Zelda. I'm not really sure why but it just does. The Blue and Yellow of the product, make me also think about the Spring. The bright blue skies mixed with the yellow of the blooming flowers that you sometimes see whilst on walks. The scent is amazing. Bright and citrusy. If you love anything that is bright and just invigorating when it comes to smells then you will love this one. I kinda think of this, as, a mixture of Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit, all crammed into a bath bomb!

A group of round yellow and blue bath bombs with an airplane design in the middle in a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular label with temple of the sky on a bright background


I loved the look of this one. I can imagine that this product, will create a great colour when it is in the tub. This product does contain Lavender, but from the first sniff of this product, I didn't get Lavender. I'm not the biggest fan of Lavender, so that's a plus for me, but it might be different when it is dropped into water. This product reminds me of, Big Blue, from Lush. It also reminds me of that sort of clean Eucalyptus based Shower Gels that you find at most luxury brands such as Molton Brown.

A group of blue spherical bath bombs with a geometrical design all over them in a large light brown wooden box with a black label with tenor in white font on a bright background

Black Ninja 

Black Ninja is such a cute bath bomb. I love any product that is black, as it matches the colour of my soul. The main scent that I got from this one, was a mixture of Patchouli and Floral. I realise that sounds like such a weird mixture, but I kind of liked it. I do like most things that contain Patchouli though. This product also contains Popping Candy, so I would love to see how the little ninja pops off within the water.

A group of spherical black bath bombs with a white middle in a square light brown rectangular box with a black rectangular tabel that says black ninja in white font on a bright background

Rose Clay Salt Cube 

Rose Clay is one that I was confused at when I saw that it had dropped at Lush. I was kind of expecting it to be Rose Jam scented, due to Rose Jam being such a beloved scent at Lush. Nevertheless, the scent of Rose Clay Salt Cube is something that I haven't smelt before. It's slightly florally, like freshly picked flowers with a hint of freshness. If you like scents that aren't full on, then I would definitely recommend this one.

A group of light rose pink square bath bombs in a square light brown wooden box with a black rectangular label saying rose clay salt cube in white font on a bright background


Sadly, I don't think I was fully sold on this one. I always have a few that take me a few times sniffing before I love them when it comes to Lush products. I think that Flight is one of them. The smell was kind of a mix of fresh and woody. I think I would need to try this one in the bath before fully making my mind up on if I like it or not.

A light blue and white prickly designed spherical bath bomb in a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular label that says flight in white front on a bright background


If you love Bath products, and you love any type of dinosaur based film, then I think that you're going to love this one. This is one of the cutest Bath Bombs that Lush has created in a long while. The scent is slightly earthy, but at the same time, it is slightly fresh. If you love sort of Grass based scents then you will love this one. I think that this is a great product to use when you want perking up a bit. I think that it would also be a great product to give as a gift too.

A pile of light green dinosaur shaped bath bombs on a square light brown box with a black rectangular table with roar! in white font on a bright background

Blue Gardenia Salt Cube 

Again, like the Rose Salt Cube, I was expecting it to be heavily floral scented. (If you're familiar with Lush, then I was expecting tt to smell slightly like Goddess). Instead, it smelt slightly crisp with a whisper of floral to em. Slightly like fresh cotton with some fresh flower petals mixed in for good measure.

A group of light blue square cubes on a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular bale with Blue Gardenia Salt Cube in white font on a bright background

Have you tried any of these bath bombs? Let me know down below! What's your favourite Lush bath bomb?

Read my last Lush blog post here.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x