Friday, 2 December 2022

The Best Way To Relax Is To Be Lazy In The Tub | Lush X Lazy Oaf First Impressions

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I went to Lush White Rose recently to check out the new Lush X Lazy Oaf collaboration range and I thought that today I would talk to you all about it. 

Lush have decided to collaborate with the well known London based brand Lazy Oaf who are known for creating clothing with creative yet iconic prints and many other products. This collaboration has been inspired by London laundrettes bc just like the iconic one that is featured in the BBC soap ‘EastEnders’. All of the collaborative range albeit one product are either scented in Lush’s well known Intergalactic or Sleepy range. 

A tall orange, pink and white box with lush x lazy oaf in black font on a bright background


 Happy Face Bath Bomb 

The first product that is featured within the range is the Happy Face bath bomb which is a white bomb that sports a smiley face on it. This bomb is scented in the Intergalactic range. Intergalactic contains Peppermint, Grapefruit, Cedarwood and Vetivert Oils. To me, this creates an uplifting Mint and Citrus scent with a slightly smoky backnote to it which keeps you guessing and on your toes. I adore the Intergalactic range and think that at this time of year that it could make for a great gift for someone who is working a lot this festive period or for someone who may be suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder as the Mint and Citrus may help them with the early dark nights that are kicking in at the moment. Priced at £7.

A white spherical bath bomb with a hexagonal bottom with lush engraved into it with a black blue smiley face sketched into the top of it on a bright background


Sad Face Bath Bomb 

Sometimes our faces are happy and sometimes our faces are sad and that is completely fine! This bath bomb has a sad face on it hence the name and contains Lavender and Ylang Ylang Oils, Tonka Absolute and Benzoin Resinoid. I don’t mind the Sleepy/Twilight range but it depends on my mood and such. I completely get the correlation between sad and sleepy so I get why it is scented in this scent family. Priced at £7. 

A spherical white bath bomb with a hexagonal bottom with lush engraved into it with a black blue sad face sketched into the top of the bomb on a bright background

Wash Buddy 

Who doesn't love a good buddy when it comes to washing in the tub? This little bath buddy was designed to help you relax in the bath. This Bath Bomb is centralised around the Lazy Oaf logo. A true collaboration. This bomb is scented with Sleepy which contains Lavender and Tonka so when you need a buddy to help you relax after a long day then you can instantly turn to this cute creature and drop them into the tub. I'd definitely recommend giving this as a gift for someone or yourself after a long hard week. Priced at £5. 

A white ghost shaped bath bomb with engraved eyes on a bright background


Bubbly Buddy 

Lets create some bubbles and enjoy the fun together. This Bubble Buddy not only looks cute but creates some cool bubbles! This Bubble Bar emulates the Lazy Oaf logo through its design. This bar also is scented with the Sleepy scent from Lush. I think that Sleepy works best in a Bubble or Shower Gel format so I absolutely love the idea of this product. I also think that this would be amazing product for kids to use or when stuff is just getting a little bitt too much. Priced at £7. 

A white hand holding a blue-purple circular bubble bar with a ghost engraved into it on a bright background


Checked In Soap 

When stuff has to be done,. Its best to be checked in. This Checked In Soap is not only punny through its checked flag design but also smells the part by being scented in the Intergalactic scent. Not only does Peppermint and Grapefruit Oils help to invigorate the mind and keep you checked into life but also looks amazing in your bathroom. I am kind of glad that Lush have decided to create a Intergalactic soap as the nearest soap that is out at Lush at the minute is Outback Mate which hits the spot in a different way to Intergalactic does for me. Priced at £7 for an 80g block. 

A rectangular black and white checkered flag designed soap on a bright background


Checked Out Soap 

During the hustle and bustle of this time of the year, it’s completely fine to check out. Checked Out  Soap is scented with the Sleepy scent. I think that this would be great for having in the bathroom at night time at this time of year or to use. I can see it being the ultimate soap for small ones on Christmas Eve. Priced at £7 for a 80g block. 


A rectangular black and white checkered flag designed soap on a bright background


Intergalactic Showder

After a full cycle spin, its good to feel oh so clean! As mentioned at the beginning of this post, the collaboration is focused around London based laundrettes and a good part of laundrettes is the clothes being washed. This is why Lush have decided to bring back their showders which are inspired by laundry detergent for this collaboration with Lazy Oaf. Not only do these showders look the part on the outside with their vibrant yet quirky packaging but on the inside too through the texture of the product. 

Some people may ask, what is showder? To summarise, Showder is pretty much just shower powder. If you have used Lush’s Shower Bombs then imagine them but crushed up with a bit of Salt running through it to help scrub the body in a box. Not only does this help to cleanse and nourish the body but also helps to scrub away dead skin cells through the addition of Fine Sea Salt. Add this to the mix of Peppermint, Grapefruit, Cedarwood and Vetivert and you have an amazing product that I’d definitely use first thing in the morning to help me get ready for the day ahead of me. I actually used something similar in the Intergalactic range when I caught COVID in late 2020 and even with only the faintest bit of smell that I had to my name, I could smell the intoxicating smell of Intergalactic which helped to stop me from feeling groggy,. I’d definitely recommend this for the morning after celebrating this festive season. Whether that be a Party, a night out with old friends or Christmas Day itself! Priced at £15 for 170g. 

A white hand holding a rectangular yellow and blue box with lush x lazy oaf in white font on a bright background


Sleepy Showder 

Let’s scrub away the bad thoughts before bed! Sleepy Showder is just like the intergalactic Showder. Instead of my recommendation of using it the morning after partying, I’d definitely recommend to use Sleepy Showder the night before partying! This showder contains Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Tonka and Benzoin Resinoid. I know that I said that I don’t fully enjoy this scent but I quite like it in the Showder format. To me, the Lavender is slightly more herbal than powdery as I detect a sort of more grassy note of Lavender in this product which makes me enjoy it a bit more. I paired this with the tiniest bit of Beauty Sleep Face Mask that I got a while ago from the wonderful staff at Lush White Rose via asking for a sample of it and oh my god it was amazing. It instantly made me forget all about my anxiety that happened that day due to going out to get some shopping done. Priced at £15 for 170g. 

A pink and purple rectangular box with lush x lazy oaf in black font Iont on a bright background


Lush X Lazy Oaf Body Spray

 Lazy has never smelt so good! Who doesn’t love a good Body Spray? This Body Spray was inspired by London Laundrettes and the character Dot Cotton from the BBC soap ‘EastEnders’. This Spray contains Tonka Absolute, Vetivert Oil, Tobacco Absolute, Champaca Absolute and Vanilla Absolute. Just from the ingredients alone, I was expecting this to smell very similar to Turmeric Latte through the use of Tonka and Vanilla yet to me it smells worlds apart. When I sprayed this in store, the first scent note I got was Champaca. A sort of resinous floral note. After this I got the smoky note of Tobacco and then the sweetness of the other ingredients. I mean each nose is different but if you are expecting a Vanilla heavy fragrance like Vanillary then you will be disappointed. To me, It reminds me of a mixture of Tobacco and the Ginger fragrance from Lush. An odd mixture I know but sort of fresh, floral and smoky. It is definitely worth going in store to give it a whiff but as I still have a bottle of Ginger perfume from Lush, I was a bit adamant on getting it straight there and then at White Rose as I wanted to see what it was like when it settled on the skin. To me, the Tobacco takes over the Champaca a bit and becomes a bit more of a intriguing scent that I couldn’t exactly pin point. Priced at £35 for a 200-g bottle. 

A rectangular black and white checkered flag designed soap on a bright background

So what do I think of the range overall? It’s different and quirky. I do wish that the Intergalactic was switched out for a different scent to fit the Happy side of this collaboration a little bit more. Even though the scent has already been out this year, I think that Party On would have fitted the bill a little bit more or even Whoosh. Ooh, a Whoosh Bath Bomb would be amazing! Do I get why they were both chosen though? Definitely as both scents are well known and well loved when it comes to Lush. I think that Lush and Lazy Oaf was a good collaboration as they are both quirky. Do I wish the prices were changed slightly? Definitely. I think that £35 is a bit expensive for a body spray with a brand new scent that some may have not smelt before but again with inflation it is completely understandable why the prices have gone up a bit. I think that if the Body Spray was available in a smaller size like it is in the gift sets for a smaller price to try then it would be amazing. I also hope that the inclusion of the Showders again after the concept being discontinued in 2016 in this range means that they will be coming back in the future in other scents as I kind of love them especially when I’m staying in hotels and they only come equipped with showers. Overall I give the Lush X Lszy Oaf range a 8.6/10. 

Thanks to the lovely staff at Lush White Rose especially Betty and Sandra for being amazing to myself and Luke and for gifting us the Showders to try. If you can get to the Lush White Rose branch then I’d definitely recommend that you do. 

What do you think of the Lush X Lazy Oaf range? Let me know down below! 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

Certain photos from this post are from the brands website and some of the products included in this post were gifted by the wonderful staff at the Lush White Rose store. All views and opinions are my own. 

Friday, 4 November 2022

The Body Shop Christmas 2022 Launch Event At York Coppergate & Range First Impressions

 Hey everyone!  

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I was kindly invited alongside Luke to attend the launch event of The Body Shop Christmas Range at the York Coppergate store and I thought that today I would talk to you all about it. 

A zoomed in wide shot of two cylindrical shot glass bottles filled with clear liquid with white labels, one saying the body shop spiced orange eat and one saying the body shop wild pine eat in black  font on a bright background


We started the event by finding the store. Now because my brain is a mess, I completely forgot where the store was but after a while, myself and Luke managed to find it.  

We entered the superb store and was greeted by the wonderful staff at The Body Shop York Coppergate and started chatting. I grabbed a glass of Apple Juice and a Mince Pie because well is there any other way to get into the festive spirit? 

After this, the wonderful staff started to tell us both all about the two new ranges such as that the Spiced Orange range contains community fair trade organic Aloe Vera from Mexico. Whilst the staff were telling us all about the ranges, we were given the correlating products to try. 

When I tried some of the Spiced Orange Body Butter, the first note that I got from the scent was deep spices. I am glad about this as I saw that the notes were Orange, Spices and Vanilla which made me think that the Vanilla would be in your face but this definitely wasn’t the case when I sniffed it. The few spices that I’d say that are the centre of this scent are Cinnamon and Ginger which helps to create a sort of resinous sort of scent. These also help to cut through the Orange for me and stop it from being too similar to the Satsuma range that everyone knows and loves. I have smelt similar scents from other brands and they seem to have a sort of sick scented note to them for some reason. I am glad that the Spiced Orange range from The Body Shop doesn’t have this note to it. 

A birds eye view of a range of products including cylindrical tall bottles filled with dark orange liquid and circular pots filled with white cream all with a white label that says spiced orange the body shop in black font on a bright background

A zoomed in photo of a white hand holding a circular metal silver pot of white creamy body butter with a white label that says spiced orange the body shop body butter in black font on a bright badckgtorund

My favourite products in the Spiced Orange range have to be the Shower Gel and Body Butter. I do love the idea of a bath bomb but I seem to notice that with The Body Shop, different products in the same range smell slightly different due to things such as additional oils and butters. I just love a Body Butter and the spices seem to come through quite a bit in it and I love a Shower Gel that I can put in the bathroom and use all the time on those cold Winter mornings. 

After we tried the products briefly, the staff then started to discuss the Wild Pine range. 

Wild Pine comes in a plethora of products to suit everyones needs this festive season. Whether this be a Shower Gel for those who want a quick wash, a bath bomb fror those who want to relax in the scent and a oil to cream body product for those who that want to feel nourished from the outside in. 

A close up of two cylindrical tall clear shower gel bottles filled with dark green gel with a white label that says wild pine shower gel the body shop in black font on a bright background


Again, I was slightly hesitant when I heard that TBS were coming out with a Wild Pine range for Christmas as when I think of Pine I instantly think of those little tree shaped car air fresheners. That’s why I was so surprised when I finally smelt the range as it smelt completely different from those little car air fresheners. 

To me, the Wild Pine range smelt very fresh and watery., I guess if I was to sum the scent up, id say that its the scent of a frozen lake in the middle of Winter that’s surrounded by a cluster of Pine Trees . Whereas Spiced Orange is warm with a touch of citrus, Wild Pine is cool with a touch of freshness. I think my favourite product of this range was the Body Butter. 

A close up of a circular silver metal pot filled with white cream with a silver circular lid with a white label with wild pine body butter the body shop in black font on a bright background

After we had smelt and tried out both ranges, the lovely staff went through all of the advent calendars that The Body Shop have on offer this year. This year, TBS have three different advent calendars ranging in prices to suit everyones. Box Of Wishes is priced at £55 and contains a plethora of travel sized goodies for the face and body such as the Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask 15ml and Almond Milk Shower Cream 60ml  , Box Of Wonders is priced at £95 and contains a mixture of goodies such as the Vitamin C Glow Sheet Mask 18ml and Avocado Body Scrub 50ml and Box Of Wishes and Wonders Ultimate Advent Calendar is priced at £145 which contains a handful of full sized products such as Himalayan Charcoal Skin Clarifying Night Peel 30ml, Edelweiss Liquid Peel 100ml and Boost Exfoliating Hand Wash 250ml. 

After this, we chatted for a bit, grabbed more drinks and food, grabbed some photos and made our way round the wonderful store sniffing everything that we could find. We checked out the new Edelweiss range which helps the skin to feel strong and youthful and works on the skin just like how Retinol does, the well loved Vitamin C range which now has a few new products such as the Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum 30ml and the Tea Tree range. 

A close up of a black cylindrical short tub with a circular black lid with a white label that says edelweiss bouncy sleeping mask the body shop in black font on a bright background

A close up of three small cylindrical dark black bottles with white pipette lids with a white lid that says vitamin c glow revealing serum with an orange strip at the tip with the the body shop all in black font on a bright background

A wide shot of a large glass filled with orange juice with three different sized cylindrical bottles with the body shop vitamin c in black font with an orange strip above it on a bright background


We then carried on and looked at the revamped fragrances that The Body Shop have launched in the past few months. I was actually looking for a birthday present for Abbey and I know that she loves anything Rose so I decided to pick her up the Rebel Rosebud Body Mist 100ml which I smelt whilst I was in store and loved myself. Luke said that the scent reminded him of Riosรฉ Wine… 

A close up of a long rectangular glass bottle filled with light pink liquid with a white label that says rebel rosebud body mist the body shop in black font on a bright background

Following on from this, we checked out the Hair section. I love their Ginger range and saw that they had released a new product within the range. Ginger Hair and Scalp Scrub 240ml is perfect for dry, flaky and sensitive scalps and leaves hair feeling moisturised and brand new. I was intrigued by this as well that screams my hair type and I love anything that is Ginger scented. Now that I’m typing this up, I kind of wish that I had asked if I could get a sample of it or something to try out especially with suffering from trichotillomaina which can leave my hair feeling dry, irritated and everything in-between. The other new product that was in the corner of my eye was the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner 400ml which curly and coily hair. I actually had a quick look and realised that this was a completely brand new hair range for TBS. I didn’t try it in store but I did smell it and it smelt divine. 

A circular metal silver tin filled with orange scrub with a silver circular tin with a white label that says ginger hair and scalp scrub the body shop in black font on a bright background

A circular silver metal tin filled with white liquid with a silver tin lid with a white label that says Jamaican black castor oil leave in conditioner the body shop in black font on a bright background

The final range that Luke and I had a look at was the Wellness range. The Wellness range comprises of three sub-ranges. Boost, Breathe and Sleep. 

Boost contains Grapefruit and Bergamot Essential Oils and helps to well boost yourself when you need it with all it’s zesty and uplifting oils and scent. I did like this scent but I did think that it could do with being a little bit stronger for my liking as I like my zesty scents to pretty much punch me in the face. My favourite Boost product from sniffing them all in the store is the Boost Happy Hand Cream 30ml. I am forever in need of hand creams due to biting my fingers quite a bit due to my Anxiety getting quite intense from time to time. 

The Breathe range contains Rosemary and Eucalyptus Oils to help you well breathe when you need to just take a moment out of a busy day or life and just give yourself a few moments to breathe and ground yourself or for when you have a cold and are having trouble breathing. I love this scent. It has took me a while to get used to as I sometimes relate Eucalyptus to Pub Toilets for some peculiar reason but I really like it. The Eucalyptus isn’t too strong and the Rosemary gives off a good amount of its resinous scent. My favourite product from this range is the Breathe Calm Balm as it helps me to relax and is travel friendly which is perfect for someone on the go like myself. 

The Sleep range is for those who have trouble sleeping and contains Lavender and Vetiver Essential Oils. I quite like how the Vetiver adds depth and cuts through some of the Lavender to ensure that it isn’t too cloying. My favourite product from this range is the Sleep Calming Pillow Mist 100ml as it is travel friendly and I can spray it on my pillow and sheets when I need a little bit of help to get to sleep. 

We finished looking around and a wild Michelle appeared to help us get back to the train station and get home. She sniffed some of the products and loved the Spiced Orange range. We said our goodbyes, grabbed our products and goodie bags and headed for the station. 

Have you tried either of the new ranges? Let me know down below. 

Thanks to the staff at the York Coppergate branch for inviting me along to the event and for being amazing. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

This blog post was in return for an invite to an event. All views are my own. 

Friday, 14 October 2022

ALDI Moser Roth Nocciola Review


Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I thought that today I would talk to you all about the new Nocciola Chocolates from Aldi which you may recognise.

The festive season is slowly approaching. I don’t know about you but I associate it with Ferrero Rocher. Now, as we are all tightening our purses this Christmas, it was great to see that Aldi had released their own version of the well known chocolate at a much lower price. As I was wandering Aldi, they were in my eyeline so I knew that I had to grab them.


A photo of a rectangular dark brown box with gold accents with Aldi moser Roth nocciola in gold font with spherical chocolates that are dark brown with light brown nuts in the middle in gold wrapping on a bright background


Ingredients:

Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whole ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค Powder, Lactose (๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค), Emulsifier: Lecithins (๐’๐จ๐ฒ๐š); Natural Vanilla Flavouring), Sugar, Chopped ๐‡๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ฅ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ (16%), Vegetable Fats In Varying Proportions (Palm, Sunflower), Roasted ๐‡๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ฅ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ (8%), ๐‡๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ฅ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ Paste (5%), ๐–๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Skimmed ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค Powder, Whey Powder (๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค), Flavouring, Emulsifiers: Lecithins (Sunflower, ๐’๐จ๐ฒ๐š); Lactose (๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค), Raising Agent: Sodium Carbonates; Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Salt.

The texture of these are amazing and spot on. When I unwrapped one of these amazing chocolates and popped it into my mouth, the rough yet crunchy chocolate was the first texture that my tongue interacted with. After this, I was met with the smooth wave of melted chocolate . Finally, this wave of chocolate was contrasted with the crunchy nut that was hiding in the centre of this chocolate. Such an adventure of textures.

The taste of these were amazing. The exterior had a superbly strong and decadent milk chocolate flavour to it. The interior of the chocolate had more of an intense cocoa flavour to it which reminded me slightly of a sort of dark milk type of flavour. Although these two flavours harmonised together to create a rich chocolate flavour in my mouth, they were instantly contrasted with a slightly smoky yet still rich Hazelnut which managed to cut through all of the sweetness that the chocolate provided. They did remind me of a Ferrero Rocher but with a slightly bit of difference to me.

Would I buy these again? Definitely! These are amazing. You get 12 for £2.59. They taste amazing and would be great for the party season! 8.5/10.

Have you tried these? What are your favourite Chocolates for the festive season? Let me know down below.

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Everyone's Still A Child Of The Sea And The Bath! | Lush X One Piece Range First Impressions

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I recently went to Lush White Rose to check out the new Christmas range and whilst I was there I noticed that the Lush X One Piece range had finally dropped so I thought that I would talk to you all about the range today. Thank you to the staff at Lush White Rose who were kind enough to gift these to me.

Lush have decided to collaborate with One Piece to celebrate their 25th anniversary. I did hear about this back in May and that it was meant to have dropped in July but then nothing happened and the rumours happened. I heard everything from its been delayed to its been scrapped then all of a sudden I saw that it was dropping in September so I knew that I had to grab it and talk to you all about it. 

Straw Hat Bubble Bar 

‘Set sail again and again with this reusable bubble bar featuring the “Straw Hat,” the trademark of Luffy who aspires to become the king of pirates. The straw hat is the beginning of all adventures and when you shake the Straw Hat bubble bar in the bath, your own adventure begins. 

While bathing, you will be surrounded by cedarwood oil to balance, fresh mandarin orange oil, and the subtle sweet scent of benzoin resinoid. Creating the perfect space to relax before starting your next adventure.’ - Lush PR. 

I think that this Straw Hat Bubble Bar is the most synonymous with One Piece out of the collection. (did I use that word correctly?) Everyone knows about the Straw Hat in One Piece even if you barely know about the anime itself.. As the intro states, this bubble bar contains Cedarwood Oil, Benzoin Resinoid and Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil. I’ve heard that some believe that this is The same scent as Kitsune Bath Bomb and it is to an extent. Kitsune included the above with the addition of Patchouli which added a spicy depth to the citrus notes that Kitsune gave off. As this doesn’t include Patchouli, it lacks that depth and instead gives off a sort of peppery Lemon scent. To me, this is what I was expecting Lemon Crumble to smell of when I first heard about it. This Bubble Bar is priced at £9 which is pricy but this bubble bar is heavy and is a reusable one. This means that all you have to do to get bubbles out of this superbly sunny looking hat is to hold it under running water. This also means that you don’t use much to get a lot of bubbles. I love this bubble bar just from the scent alone and I think that this would make for an amazing gift. Priced at £9. 

A photo of an orange and yellow wide brimmed straw like hat shaped bubble bar on a bright background

Gum-Gum Fruit Bath Bomb 

‘The Devil Fruit, Gum-Gum Fruit which was eaten by ONE PIECE’s main character, Luffy made his body stretchy like rubber. This fruit has now been transformed into a bath bomb.

As Gum-Gum Fruit bath bomb fizzes and swirls, the water gradually changes; the black colour which represents ‘Haki power’, the black aura of Luffy, is released from the inside of the bath bomb giving you time for relaxation, to stretch you arms and legs and experience the Haki power like Luffy.

The invigorating scent of blackcurrant,  apricot notes of the calming Davana oil and fresh sweet orange oil come together to get you in the right place to start adventuring!’ - Lush PR.

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb that gives us powers? As the intro states, this bomb contains Blackcurrant Absolute, Davana Oil and Brazilian Orange Oil. To me this creates a sort of light fruity scent. Would I be able to say that it’s Blackcurrant as soon as I sniffed it? No but do I think that the scent reminds me of a mixture of berries and citrus? Oh definitely.  I’m also glad that Lush didn’t just put The Comforter into a new bomb. I also love that this bomb changes colour in the tub and becomes a colour that matches Luffy’s dark aura as it will match the dark nights that we are starting to have in the UK.  Priced at £6.50. 

A photo of a light wooden light brown square box filled with purple spherical bath bombs Wirth swirled indents in it next to a black card that says gum-gum fruit bath bomb in white font on a bright background

Flame-Flame Fruit Bath Bomb 

'Flame-Flame Fruit is the Devil Fruit that manipulates fire and was eaten by Ace, who made a pledge of brotherhood with Luffy during  their childhood. Once dropped in the water, Flame-Flame bath bomb creates a hot bath art like “Fire Fist”, Ace’s signature attack. 

Watch as fiery orange colours spread across the bath and popping candy cracks like fireworks. The earthy scent of mandarin oil, sweetness and spiciness added by Fenugreek absolute, and the scent of sweet orange oil fills your bathroom.. You will feel the warmth of the two brothers bond in your mind and body.' - Lush PR. 

Who doesn’t love a spicy bath from time to time? 

As the intro states, this bath bomb contains Sicilian Red Mandarin and Fenugreek Oils but this bomb slide contains Carrot Seed Oil. I love the whole concept of this bomb. The Sicilian Red Mandarin and Fenugreek combine to create a sort of bright and spicy yet intensely herbal scent. To me, this reminds me of Turmeric Latte but without the creaminess. I love anything herbal and spicy so this is right up my street and as soon as I smelt it I knew that I had to have it. I have also checked out some of the bath art of this bomb that has been shared onto Instagram and oh my, it looks amazing! If you want a bomb that will warm you up, or know someone that needs to let off some steam every now and again then I definitely recommend checking this one out! This bomb is definitely also for those who love sounds as the popping candy in this bomb seems to be layered. This means that you get several minutes of non-stop crackling when you drop this bomb into the tub. Priced at £6.50. 

A light brown square wooden box containing a group of red oval spherical bath bombs with flame designs engraved all over it next to a black card stating flame-flame fruit bath bomb in white font on a bright background

Flower-Flower Fruit Bath Bomb 

'Nico Robin, archaeologist and part of Luffy’s pirate crew, “Straw Hat Crew” took the Devil Fruit, Flower-Flower Fruit when she was a child and gained the ability to make any part of her body bloom in all its flowery splendour.

Flower-Flower Fruit bath bomb creates a pink foam that spreads and  floats on the water in the same way that the  flowers bloom and flutter away when Robin uses her Flower-Flower Fruit ability. Your bath time will be full of unknown and unimaginable possibilities.

The beautiful blend of geranium oil, Damask rose absolute and the deep scent of jasmine absolute creates a bath time that shares the same mysterious charm of Robin in its floral scents.' - Lush PR. 

Bloom head first into the bath! 

Flower-Flower Fruit Bath Bomb contains Geranium Oil, Jasmine Absolute and Rose Absolute. To me, the combination of these three ingredients creates a very powdery and soft scent consisting of a blend of florals. In my opinion, this bomb is more Jasmine heavy with the other florals helping the Jasmine to have their moment in the tub. I am more of a Rose centric fan when it comes to florals but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love the scent of this bath bomb. I think that this would be great to use first thing in morning to help someone get into the mindset of kicking the door down on a day that is full of errands and tasks that need to be done. To me, this kind of gives off a relative of the Sakura Bath Bomb from Lush so if you like that sort of light but powdery but still strong in scent sort of floral scent then this bomb is definitely worth a try. I could see this scent being brought out in other products in the future. Priced at £6.50. 

A light golden brown square box containing a cluster of oval light pink bath bombs with floral engravements in them next to a black card that says flower-flower fruit bath bomb in white font on a bright background

Human-Human Fruit Bath Bomb  

'Tonytony Chopper, who is a part of Luffy’s crew, is a reindeer with blue nose. Tonytony Chopper gained human characteristics by eating Human-Human Fruit. He works as a ship doctor and loves cotton candy. This adorable character sometimes takes part in a battle in order to protect the crew by transforming himself into various forms with the power of Human-Human Fruit.

Mushroom shaped Human-Human Fruit bath bomb can be separeted into two parts. When used together, the marble of red and white colours spread across the water. The uplifting fragrance will  help to transform your mood with fruity bergamot oil, creamy tonka absolute and deliciously cocoa absolute.' - Lush PR. 

Baths were made to moisturise humans!

Human-Human Bath Bomb contains Bergamot Oil, Tonka Absolute and Cocoa Absolute. This mixture of scents is meant to create the iconic Yuzu and Cocoa scent from Lush but to me these ingredients create a more fresh and lively Coconut scent but every nose detects scents differently! This bomb can be used as either one big bath or two baths depending on how you want to use it. I love the concept of this bath bomb and definitely think that this could be given as a gift to someone. I love how the Bergamot Oil cuts through the Cocoa Absolute which stops the bomb from smelling too sweet and cloying. If you have tried anything from the Yuzu and Cocoa range in the past then try this bomb and comment with if you think that this smells of Yuzu and Cocoa or not. I will be using this two bombs that form the Mushroom separately just so I can enjoy every part of this bomb as much as possible but either part of this bomb used first thing in a morning is sensational! Priced at £6.50. 

A light brown wooden square box containing a cluster of mushroom shaped bath bombs that come in two parts - a white cylindrical stalk and an oval red mushroom cap with a black card next to it with human-human fruit bath bomb in white font on a bright background


Have you tried any of the bath products from the Lush X One Piece range? Who is your favourite One Piece character? Let me know down below. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

These products were gifted to me by Lush White Rose. All views and opinions are my own. The Straw Hat phot is from Lush PR and the rest are from Alex Liu/Evavangel on Instagram. 


Thursday, 29 September 2022

Dreaming About A Bunch Of Mangoes This Diwali | Lush Diwali 2022 First impressions

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I recently popped into Lush and saw that their superb yet small Diwali range has dropped and I thought that I’d talk to you all about it today. 

Rangoli Dreams 

Dream a little dream this Diwali! Rangoli Dreams was out last year. This bomb contains Popping Candy, Coconut Milk Powder, Green Mandarin, Rose, Almond Essential and Cardamom Oils and Benzoin Resinoid. Not only does this bomb smell pretty as it  reminds me of picking roses in the rain but also looks pretty due to the bombs ornate design and glittery overlay. The glitter helps it stand out amongst a crowd of other brightly coloured bath products. I’d definitely recommend this to someone who wants a light bath to relax in. Priced at £6.50.

A circular puck like bath bomb with an ornate diamond pattern all over it filled with pink and orange colours coated in a gold glitter overlay in a bath full of blue water on a bright background


Mango Shower Gel 

Who doesn’t want to smell like a juicy ripe mango? 

This shower gel contains Cardamom Infusion, Coconut Milk, Fresh Mango Juice, Vanilla Absolute, Blackcurrant Absolute, Organic Sweet Wild Orange Oil and Tagetes Oil.Mango Shower Gel smells like a mixture of Blackcurrant and a blend of citrus fruits. Mango is at the forefront of this group of citrus fruits whilst the Orange helps to make the Mango a little bit more pronounced. If you have tried Monster Octopus Shower Jelly from Lush (a Halloween exclusive from 2021)  then imagine the scent of the jelly  mixed with a hint of fresh ripe Mango and that’s what you get. It’s light, refreshing and slightly zesty.  My only problem with this Shower Gel is that I wished that it had a touch more Mango to it  for myself especially with Mango being the products name. If you haven’t tried it then please do! I think that anyone who loves a good zesty gel compared to ones that are quite rich and earthy like Lord Of Misrule may like this. Priced at £8 for a small bottle. 

A oval orange ehaped puddle of shower gel on a bright background


Have you tried either of these products? Let me know down below. If you are celebrating Diwali then please have a great Diwali this year. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

Photos are from Lush PR. All views are my own. 


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Sinking My Teeth Into Tim's Bits | Tim Hortons Manchester Market Street First Impressions

 Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I recently went to Manchester and whilst I was there, I decided to check out the new Tim Hortons as I haven't been to a Tim Hortons before.

I was staying in Manchester for a few days to celebrate Alex's birthday and we saw Tim Hortons in the distance so we decided to check it out. After wondering what to have for quite a while we decided on getting the Sherbet Lemon Coolers, Tims Smoky Maple Burger, Crispy Meatless Chicken Sandwich and Timbits. 

Sherbet Lemon Cooler 

Cool down this summer with our fruity ice cold Cooler

I'm not the biggest fan of slush based drinks but the drink contained Lemon and I have to try anything that contains Lemon. When Tim Hortons said Sherbet Lemon, they meant it and I liked that about them. The Lemon flavour in this drink made your mouth go ooh whilst still having a slightly sweet edge to it which to me is perfection. The weather was also quite warm which made for more reason to enjoy this drink. I loved it. If you want a good Lemon slushy sort of drink in the Summer then I would definitely recommend this drink. 

Tims® Smoky Maple Burger 

Everyone's new favourite burger. Made with beef, onions, shredded iceberg lettuce, cheese and maple & chorizo sauce ketchup inside a lightly toasted brioche bun. 

I was expecting so much from this burger and sadly it just didn't deliver. This burger was quite small to begin with for the price which was a little bit annoying. The burger patty was juicy and succulent but lacked a tiny bit off seasoning for my liking. The Onions provided a good amount of crunch which I adored. The sauce was great and sweet which complimented the meat. The only problem is that I didn't get Maple and Chorizo. I got more of a sweet and slightly curry powder based taste which I didn't mind but I was expecting the heat and the taste of Chorizo to kick me in the face a little bit. This burger satisfied my hunger but I think that I just wanted a little bit more oomph. 

A close up photo of a circular golden brown bun with a circular dark brown burger in it with red half circle moon shaped red onion pieces, a square piece of yellow cheese and a dark brown sauce on silver metal tin foil on a black rectangular tray on a light brown table on a bright background

Crispy Meatless Chicken Sandwich 

Made with a plant based meatless chicken patty, mayonnaise, green leaf lettuce and smokey tomato mayonnaise inside a toasted brioche bun. 

I love a good meatless burger so I had to try it. I quite enjoyed this burger. The flavour of the meatless patty itself was a bit muted but the texture was amazing and resembled meat which was amazing. The batter of the patty was crispy and had flavour running through it. I have had meatless burgers that have been dry as hell and some that have resembled a sponge soaked in Mayo. This one was neither of them which I adored. The Smoky Tomato Mayo added a sort of flame grilled flavour to the burger which I quite liked as not only did it add a bit of depth to the burger but added some sweetness to the burger too. If you're looking for a new meatless burger to try out then I would definitely recommend this one. Even Alex stated that they would come back and get this burger again. 

A close up shot of a golden brown circular bun with a golden brown crispy meatless chicken patty with green lettuce and white mayo on a silver tin foil bed on a black rectangular tray on a square golden brown table on a bright background

A close up shot of a golden brown circular bun with a golden brown crispy meatless chicken patty with green lettuce and white mayo on a silver tin foil bed on a black rectangular tray on a square golden brown table on a bright background

Timbits

A variety of fillings, sprinkled and powdered mini donut style cake balls

Who doesn't love top bite into a bit of Tim? I have heard so much hype about Timbits so when I saw them on the menu, it was fate. For anyone who hasn't tried Timbits. Imagine little doughnut balls filled with different flavoured fillings all shuffled up in a box to create a sort of surprise tasting experience. There was Churro, Birthday Cake, Apple, Chocolate and other flavoured little bits of beautiful goodness. I liked the Churro inspired one the most. I think it was Churro? I love Cinnamon so anything that was coated in Cinnamon is a good thing to me. I kind of expected a little bit more from the Birthday Cake one as it just tasted of a normal doughnut bite with some sprinkles on top. Overall though, they were amazing and definitely worth the hype! 

Would I go back again? Yeah! I would go back but I would want to try some of the other products that are on offer to try if I was to visit Tim Hortons again. I would definitely like to see what their breakfast menu is like and I would definitely like to try their hot drinks. Overall, Tim Hortons is definitely worth a try if you can get to one. 

Have you been to Tim Hortons before? Let me know down below. 

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x



Thursday, 15 September 2022

Becoming All Things Ooky & Spooky With The Lord of Misrule | Lush Halloween 2022 Range First Impressions - Everything Else

 Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. If you read my last post then you will know that I have split up my first impressions of the Lush Halloween 2022 range into two blog posts. 

Face: 

Mr. Pumpkin Fresh Face Mask 

Who’s this Mr Pumpkin you speak of? Who doesn't love a good face mask for those times when you need to just relax and have a little bit of me time. This mask contains Pumpkin Puree, Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter, Ground Pumpkin Seeds, Cinnamon Leaf, Lime, Sweet Wild Orange and Sicilian Red Mandarin Oils Yes that's right, this mask contains three different types of Pumpkin. The Butter gives the mask a very creamy texture to me whilst the Ground Pumpkin Seeds adds a bit of a gritty texture which helps to buff dead skin away. I normally need both of these in my skincare due to having dry yet acne prone skin due to lactose intolerance, stress and may other things. The scent of this product is delicious for me but I can also instantly get that it might be a bit overwhelming for some. I love spices and citrus so having a face mask that smells of both of them things is the best thing that I could have. If you have used Punkin Pumpkin then imagine that but in a face mask format. Priced at £10. 

A large oval orange splurge of face mask with bits of grounded light brown seeds in on a white background

Pumpkin Sheet Mask 

Who doesn't love a good Pumpkin shaped mask on their face? I'm surprised that this is the first time that Lush has released a Sheet Mask. This mask contains Pumpkin Puree and Brazilian Orange Oil. To me, I like the scent of this mask but I'm not the biggest fan of sheet masks in general. This one from Lush is more of a hydrogel sheet mask and to be frank I'm not the biggest fan of them either. Furthermore, when Luke got this out of the packet, it instantly ripped and caused a mess which I'm not a big fan of either. Priced at £6.

A round circular orange sheet mask with triangular cut outs to look like a pumpkin on a bright white background

Pumpkin Eye Pads 

The Pumpkins have eyes... These eye pads contain Pumpkin Puree, Carrageenan extract and Activated Charcoal. I like the concept of these and that you can use them with the sheet mask to create a Jack-O-Lantern on the face but the shape just isn't the best for eyes themselves and with them being able to hydrate the eyes, the corners make it a bit troublesomee for the product to actually hydrate. I like the concept and they would be great for a themed pamper party or a night in but they just aren't for me. Priced at £3.50. 

A pair of black triangular eye pads on a white background

Body Spray: 

Lord of Misrule* 

It's time for the Lord of Misrule to spray their madness all over you. Everyone has been asking for it and finally Lush have decided to give it to the masses. This Body Spray contains Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oil, Black Pepper Oil and Vanilla Absolute which creates the iconic LOM scent that everyone knows and loves. I love this Body Spray as it is the signature scent but in a new format. I have had a bit of a problem with this spray just due to the packaging as I travelled to see Alex with it and even when locked and in its own bag, the spray still managed to leak which shouldn't have happened but overall I love it. Priced at £25. 

A black spray bottle filled with green tinted liquid with a black domed label with Lord of Misrule body spray in white font on a white background

Candle: 

Loed Of Misrule* 

The Lord of Misrule is shining bright tonight! Who doesn't love a candle that smells like LOM and goes well with a LOM bath? This candle contains the iconic scent of LOM (Dark Sumatran Patchouli, Black Pepper and Vanilla Absolute) with a base of rapeseed wax, coconut oil, coconut wax and. castor wax. I love the candle but the scent is muted if you are a bit away from the candle itself even when its burning and honestly I'm not the biggest fan of the texture of the candle which has been created from the mixture of oils and waxes but I love it as a candle to use when I want something to burn whilst I'm having a bath. Priced at £12. 

A cylindrical short yet wide glass jar containing a green cylindrical candle with Lord of Misrule in white font on a white bright background

Lips: 

Vampire Kisses Lip Scrub 

Halloween is made for giving Vampire Kisses... This Lip Scrub contains a base of Caster Sugar and Organic Jojoba Oil and Juniperberry Oil and Sweet Wild Orange Oil. I love a good lip scrub to the point that I have far too many. This scrub kind of has a scent/flavour of sugary fizzy sour Grapes. If you've ever drank the Grape Fanta then imagine that but a little bit more tart. I like it but I feel like Lush have had better seasonal lip scrubs out. Priced at £6.50. 

A glass cylindrical jar containing purple lip scrub with a black circular lid with vampire kisses lip scrub lush in white font on a bright background

Massage Bar: 

Lord of Misrule* 

Let the Lord of Misrule massage you from head to toe. This Massage Bar has a base of Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Organic Shea Butter and contains Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oi, Black Pepper Oil and Vanilla Absolute I quite like this massage bar but in my opinion it takes a bit of a while to get the scent to come through. Maybe it was just the one that I tried in store. I was kind of expecting it to be stronger in scent like the Joints one is but it might have been an issue with the batch that I tried or something. Priced at £8.

A green oval shaped massage bar with a crown design engraved into it on a bright background

That's it for this years Lush Halloween range. There is the gifts and tin but I thought that I would just focus on the products this year. Let me know what your favourite product from the range is. 

Thanks for reading!

Jamie x

Products with an asterisk are available until Christmas. 

Photos were provided by Lush PR. All views and opinions are my own. 

Monday, 12 September 2022

Let's Get Ooky Spooky In The Bath Or The Shower | Lush Halloween 2022 First Impressions - Bath & Shower

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I know that it may be a bit too early but Lush released their Halloween Range for 2022 so I thought that I would talk to you all about it today! As there is a lot of products this year, I'm breaking it up into two posts. 'Bath and Shower' and 'Everything Else'. 

Bath

Bath Bombs:

Bat Art 

It is time to let the Bats fly! Fly my pretties! Bat Art is back and ready to make your baths dark and dangerously spooky. This bomb has been out in previous Halloween ranges but I absolutely adore it. Bat Art contains Rosemary, Sicilian Lemon, Red Mandarin and Sage Oils. This mixture of ingredients creates a sort of Blackcurrant and Menthol sort of scent. If you are a Lushie then you may know this scent as Junk which is sold all year round as a Solid and Liquid Perfume. This productt also contains glitter and creates some beautiful bath art hence the name. If you haven't tried or sniffed it yet then I definitely urge you too! Priced at £5. 

A purple and black bat shaped bath bomb with a silver glitter overlay on a bright background

Big Foot 

Y'know what they say, the bigger the foot, the bigger the monster. This bomb contains Coconut Milk Powder, Popping Candy, Epsom Salt, Himalayan Rock Salt, Lime Oil, Neroli Oil and Olibanum Resinoid. I can bet that this will be amazing in the bath due to the softening Coconut Milk, the Salts and the Popping Candy and thus be amazing for sore bodies which I seem to forever be at the moment. My main problem with Big Foot is that it just doesn't have a strong scent to it. This bomb seems to be the successor of Monsters Ball and sadly it doesn't live up to what Monsters Ball used to be like. I think that since the scent name has been changed to Zesty it has been toned down and thus when mixed with the bath bomb base mix it makes it severely hard to find the scent within the product. Priced at £4.50. 

A three toed clawed foot shaped pink and green bath bomb with flecks if white salt on a bright background

Ghostie 

Not all ghosts are mean, some are friendly! This bomb is returning for another year of spooktacular fun! Not only is this little Ghostie cute but they also have a rainbow design on them which makes the bath look beautiful and bright which we all definitely need when the doom and gloom hits us in the middle of Autumn. This bomb contains Lemongrass, Sicilian Lemon and Persian Lime Oils. To me this smells of citrus sherbet that you'd expect on top of an ice cream in the middle of Summer. This bomb is definitely a pick me up and if you are a Lushie then you may know the scent through the gone but never forgotten You've Been Mangoed Bath Oil. Great for when it’s hard to get up in the morning in the cold Autumn weather. Priced at £4.50.

A white ghost shaped bath bomb with a rainbow splatter design on the side of it on a bright background

I Want My Mummy 

Who doesn't want their Mummy to wrap them up in warm blankets and comfort them. I kind of adore this bomb. It's a new one but it reminds me of Scooby Doo and well I kind of love that Lush have gone that way with a product for Halloween. I'm probably wrong and its just a play on Mummies and their iconography towards Halloween but who knows? This bomb contains Brazilian Orange and Bergamot Oils and Cupuaรงu Butter. The mixture of Orange and Bergamot creates a rich toffee scent which most will know as the Honey I Washed The Kids scent whilst the butter makes the bath rich and creamy whilst it makes the skin feel super soft. I think that this bomb would be great for a sort of Halloween movie night or a pre-Halloween trick or treating sort of bath. Priced at £3.50. 

A white mummy shaped bath bomb with strips of white butter all over it to act as bandages on a bright background

Lord of Misrule*

The Lord is back better than ever and they're up for causing some mischievous   misruling! Lord Of Misrule is a staple for the Halloween range at Lush and as stated it is back better than ever. Last year, LOM came out in a sort of beachball/jester design last year and this ruffled some feathers but this year it is back as its very well known and beloved green on the outside, wine red on the inside bath bomb. This bomb contains Dark Simatran Patchouli Oil, Black Pepper Oil and Vanilla Absolute. LOM Bath Bomb also contains Popping Candy which will give off an amazing experience in the bath. If you haven't smelt Lord Of Misrule before then imagine a sort of slightly spicy, slightly incense like scent with a touch of creaminess which helps to soften it all and stop it from being too much. I am glad that it has gone back to the original design as I felt like last years had a very soft LOM scent to it whereas the original is strong and a little bit in your face which I adore. £5.50.

A green spherical bath bomb with a crown engraved into it on a bright background

Punkin Pumpkin 

Punk is not dead even if it's Halloween! This bath bomb is a staple at Lush when it comes to the Halloween. I mean it's a cute Pumpkin! This bath bomb contains Cinnamon Leaf, Lime, Sweet Wild Orange and Sicilian Red Mandarin Oils and Pumpkin Powder. To me, this smells of a slightly sweet yet still heavily spiced Pumpkin Pie and it is to die for. Think that if you want a great bomb to start the Halloween season off with then I would definitely suggest this one. I  always kind of pair this one with The Experimenter scent wise in my head. I'm not sure as to why. Priced at £5. 

Screamo 

Ahhh! The call is coming from inside the house! You better stop that bath from running and answer the call. This Bomb was out in 2021 as a Bubble Bar but they have had an upgrade and is out in 2022 as a beautiful Bath Bomb. This bomb contains Ylang Ylang, Almond Essential Oil and Benzoin Resinoid which creates a sort of light but creamy Cherry and Almond scent to me. If you have been a Lushie for a while then you will know this scent as Happy blooming. I am not the biggest fan of Cherry scents but I actually don't mind this one. I will definitely be pairing this bomb with the new Tarantula Shower Jelly. Priced at £5. 


UFO

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its an UFO! This bomb is a 3 in 1 bomb. This means that you can either use the three different parts of this bath bomb separately for three different baths or use the whole bomb as one for a magnificent and luxurious bath. This bath bomb contains Coarse Sea Salt, Popping Candy, Blackcurrant Absolute, Sicilian Lemon and Lemongrass Oils. To me, this reminds me of a sort of fruity cocktail. Whilst I was in store, I heard someone say that it reminded them of Puppy Love Bubble Bar and I kind of get what they mean as Puppy Love has that sort of quite sherbet like sweetness to it with a touch of fruit but I'd say that this is the Blackcurrant variety instead of the Raspberry version that Puppy Love is in. 

I love the concept of this bomb but I have a couple of problems with this product as a whole. The Lemongrass is separated from the main bomb itself and only comes through to me through the popping candy which is in the centre of this bomb that you can empty and use on its own which in essence means that unless you use the whole bomb as one you won't get the addition of Lemograss alongside the other oils in your bath. I also don't think that Popping Candy should be classed as a bath bomb on it's own/a part that should be used on it's own to create a bath out of the possible three from this bomb If the Popping Candy came with Bath Bomb or Bubble Bar powder like it has in products from previous ranges then I think that this would make more sense to me. All in all though, this would be a great product to give as a Halloween gift. I know some friends who prefer Halloween to Christmas so it would be good to give to them or to anyone who loves anything Space related. Priced at £8.50. 

A wide oval shaped green bath bomb with an orange top bath bomb with yellow pipes of popping candy in the middle on a bright background

Bubble Bars: 

Alien 

Aliens can't just phone home, they can run baths too! This product has been out in previous Lush Halloween ranges. This Bubble Bar contains Bergamot and Litsea Cubeba Oils and Benzoin Resinoid. To me, this creates a really intense citrusy Lime scent to me and honestly I'd associate this a little bit more with what I want Zesty to smell like rather than what Zesty does smell like but this is just my personal opinion. I'd definitely recommend this for someone again who is into Aliens or to use for a bath before going trick or treating. Priced at £5.50. 

A oval alien shaped green bubble bar on a bright background

Bubble Lugosi 

Sleeping in bubbles is the true dream. This bubble bar is a quirky one and contains Bergamot and Olibanum Oils which creates a Blackberry according to Lush. If you are a Lushie then you will know that this scent is the Soap Of Sultana/Blackberry scent and that this is a change up of the old beloved Bewitched Bubble Bar that was a Halloween staple. To me, when I smelt this in store, I mainly got Watermelon. It took me quite a while to get any form of creamy Blackberry from this product. This threw me off quite a bit. This bubble bar also glows in the dark like Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble does.  £6.50.

A circular white black and red vampire inspired bubble bar on a bright background

Cyclops 

You can see so much with just one eye! Not only does this bubble bar smell amazing but also looks it too. This Bubble Bar contains Buchu, Litsea Cubeba and Sweet Wild Orange Oils which to me creates a sort bright and zesty Passionfruit scent with a slightly creamy undertone. I guess imagine those well known creamy Orang ice lollies but Passionfruit flavoured. This Bubble Bar definitely could definitely have a role in Monsters Inc! £5. 

A triangular cone orange shaped bubble bar with an white eye in the middle on a bright background

Labyrinth*

A bath filled with bubbles is best place to get lost in! This Bubble Bar looks the part due to having a maze design on it and pays homage to the legendary David Bowie film 'Labyrinth'. This bubble bar contains Black Pepper Oil, Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oil and Vanilla Absolute. This bubble bar shares its scent with the Lord of Misrule family of products. Definitely would recommend for when you need something grounding and relaxing. Priced at £6.

A circular orange and grey bubble bar with an ornate maze engraved on the top on a bright background

Shower 

Body Scrub: 

Toil & Trouble 

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Well in Lush's version, its for the shower so lets minus the bubbles! This scrub contains Fine Sea Salt, Lavender Flower Infusion, Peppermint Infusion, Labdanum Resinoid, Orris Oil, Patchouli Oil and Sage Oil. Scentwise, this scrub took me on a journey. When I smelt it in store, I mainly got the scent of slightly dirty fallen leaves which I know sounds weird but I got it somehow. When I smelt it out of the store, I instantly got the Peppermint Infusion and nothing else. When I smelt it when I got home from being out in Leeds, I got a mixture of Lavender, Mint, fallen leaves and Blackcurrant. To me, on this sniff the Blackcurrant was the most prominent of the oils. There is no Blackcurrant in this product which confused me and instantly reminded me of  Junk all at the same time as Junk smells of Blackcurrant without containing any form of Blackcurrant Oil. What do the two share in common, I hear you ask. Sage. This leads me to believe that Sage can make products smell of Blackcurrant which I am more than happy with. The scrub is fine and not too coarse for the body which is probably due to the Fine Sea Salt but this also means that it is great for that time of the week when you need to relax and just take care of your body whether this be in the form of a long shower or a bath that lasts far too long than it should do. If you can get to a store, I would definitely recommend trying this out! Priced at £12 for a 250g tub. 

A oval splurge of black shower scrub with purple bat shaped shower jellies on top on a bright background

Shower Gel: 

Blood Orange 

Halloween is the perfect time to get a little bit bloody. I love Blood Oranges to the point that once I walked around Leeds City Centre just eating one. I mean I do that with most citrus fruit including Limes and Lemons. This Gel contains Fresh Orange Peel Infusion, Fresh Orange Juice,  Organic Blood Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil and Davana Oil. Yes you read that right, three different types of Orange. To me, this gel is slightly sweeter than a typical Blood Orange but I think that this is due to the addition of Davana Oil. Saying this, this gel is uplifting, citrusy and severely orange and I love it! Do I associate this smell with Halloween? Not really but do I love it and will I use it during the Halloween period? Oh definitely! Personally I think that this could be one of those products that gets pushed into AYR. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on if! Prices start from £7 for 120g. 

A tall cylindrical plastic bottle filled with bright orange shower gel with a black rectangular table with blood orange shower gel lush in white font with a black cylindrical lid on a bright background

Lord of Misrule*

Lets cause some misruling in the shower! This Shower Gel contains Black Peppercorn Infusion, Dark Sumatran Patchouli Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Wheatgerm Oil and Carrageenan Extract. I do quite like the Black Peppercorn Infusion as it seems to add a little bit of an extra smokiness to LOM which makes the Gel stand out a little bit more compared to the rest of the products that share the same scent. The Carrageenan Extract adds a sort of nourishing thick texture texture to this gel which I quite enjoy. Prices start from £8 for a 100g bottle. 

A cylindrical plastic clear bottle filled with bright green liquid with a black rectangular table with Lord of Misrule shower gel lush in white font on a. bright background

Shower Jelly: 

Tarantula 

Creepy crawlies love Showers! Last year we saw the marvellous Monster Octopus make an appearance for Lush Halloween. This year it’s Tarantula’s  time to thrive. This cutie contains Cherry Infusion, Davana Oil, Lime Oil, Almond Essential Oil and Activated Charcoal. These ingredients create a strong sort of fresh Cherry mixed with Almond sort of scent. I sometimes find Cherry scents a bit too overpowering but this isn’t the case for Tarantula as the Almond cuts some of that sweetness that the Cherry Infusion and Oil provides.  Definitely worth sniffing if you can get to a store and if so give this terrific tarantula a good old wiggle. Priced at  £8 for a 180)g tub. 

A black spider shaped shower jelly with rainbow sparkles running all the way through it on a white bright background

Shower Slime: 

Sparkly Pumpkin

Who doesn’t love some sparkly slime? This slime is a fun product for both children and adults to use in the shower. This slime contains  Grapefruit, Juniperberry and Lime Oils, Fresh Grapefruit and Orange Juices. The scent of this is amazing however it is slightly different to Sparkly Pumpkin to me due to the additional juices. Whereas Sparkly Pumpkin was spicy with citrus notes, this slime is the other way round. Definitely something to use when you need a perk me up during the Autumn months and fun to use. I haven’t used this year so I’m kind of excited to use it! Priced at £6.

Acircular pool of bright orange slime on a bright background

FUN: 

Monster Mash 

Let's do the Monster Mash! What is FUN? FUN is a multipurpose product from Lush that can be used as shampoo, bubble bar, soap, and much more. This particular FUN contains four different scents from Lush. Junk (Bat Art), Alien, Ghosty & Punkin Pumpkin (this is the main reason why I aren't including the ingredients on this product as I have already mentioned them all in this post). I love the concept of this but I wished that these were sold separately as I love some more than others. The scents are strong! I would definitely recommend giving this as a gift. Priced at £9.50 for 200g. 

Soap: 

Ghost In The Dark 

Ruh, roh! Let's go find those g-g-ghosts in the dark! Some people prefer soap over shower gel and Lush hasn't left those people out of the Halloween range this year. Ghost In The Dark is not only a lovely soap but it also glows in the dark! This soap contains Lemongrass and Bergamot Oils. This creates a bright and zesty scent If you are a Lushie then you will know this scent as Avobath. I love this scent but I think that it works slightly better in the bath bomb form but this will definitely wake you up and if you use it as a general hand soap then it will leave your hands feeling oh so smooth! Priced at £6 for a 100g slice. 

That's it for the Bath and Shower. Come back next time for the rest of the Lush Halloween 2022 Range. 

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know down below. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

Products indicated with an asterisk are to show that the product is around until Christmas. 

All photos in this post were provided by Lush PR. All views and opinions are my own.