Sunday 20 March 2022

Lush Mothers Day 2022 First Impressions

 Hey ever)one! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. A while ago, I went to Lush to pick up their Mothers Day range and I thought that it was finally time to tell you all what I thought about the range. 

A wide shot photo of a selection of light and brightly coloured spherical bath bombs, cylindrical clear bottles filled with orange liquid with mimosa on a back label and other products in light brown shelves and square light brown boxes on a light brown table on a bright background

Bath Bombs:

The Elephant In The Tea Room 

This elephant is packing their trunk to say goodbye to the tub. Not only does this bomb look cute as it is the hybrid of an elephant and a tea pot. This bomb contains Bergamot and Lemon Myrtle Oils, Benzoin Resinoid, Powdered Gunpowder and Sencha Teas. Apparently this is a new scent called Tea and Biscuits at Lush which I get but to me that kind of sounds pretty vague. To me, this kind of gives me Earl Grey Tea vibes. If anyone remembers the Shades Of Earl Grey Massage Bar, imagine that but a little less creamy and a little bit more citrus based. This bomb to me is mainly citrus with a touch of sweetness that is coming from the Benzoin. The tea does come through but it doesn’t overwhelm which I was surprised at as when lush have used tea before it’s been the predominant scent in the product. I really like this but I think that this scent would do really well in the autumn as well as the spring whether as a limited or all year round product. Priced at £6.

A photo of some zoomed in elephant tea pot shaped bath bombs that are purple and pink in a large light brown square box on a large light brown table with a black card at the side of it saying the elephant in the tea room in white font on a bright background

Atom Heart Mother 

I did talk about this product last year so I will keep this one short. This bomb shares the same scent as the old scent So White. Some do say that So White and Once Upon A Time are the same scent but to me OUAT has a little bit more of a floral sort of slightly biscuit based scent to it than a fruity scent that So White has. Apples are a big part of both Spring and Autumn to me so this product screams Spring to me due to its Apple based scent that is provided by Rose Absolute, Neroli, Orange Flower Absolute and Brazilian Orange Oil. I absolutely love this bomb.  Priced at £5.

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This was our last year but in the form of a bubble bar, so this one will be kept quite short too. If you have been a Lush customer for a while then you may know the scent of this product by a different name. Christmas Eve/The Great Wave. This bomb contains Jasmine and Ylang Ylang which to me creates a sort of creamy yet very strong floral scent. Slightly like the scent of when you walk into a florist. This product also contains Rice Starch which gives a soothing property to the bath which I always adore due to having slightly dry skin. Priced at  £4.50

A zoomed in photo of some white flower square shaped bath bombs in a light brown square box on a light brown table with a black card that says jasmine in white font on a bright background

Rose Gold 

A micro-influencers bathing dream has come true. A bath that is completely rose gold inside and out! This bath bomb contains Ylang Ylang and Bergamot Oils, Benzoin Resinoid and Orris Root Powder which gives the bomb a sort of floral sweet scent. To me, this scent reminded me of Coconut more than anything. I like Coconut but I wasn’t expecting it to smell like this from the ingredients that are in this bomb. Does anyone else get Coconut? Let me know. Priced at £6.

A spherical rose gold bath bomb with pink and yellow bits in the middle and a gold shimmer on top on a bright background

Bubble Bars:


Snap this bubble bar in half and share with your ultimate bestie! Not only does this product look amazing due to it having a sort of entwined giraffes design but it smells amazing too! This product contains Brazilian Orange and Lime Oils which to me creates a very sort of sparkling citrus smell. Honestly this bubble bar reminds me of the Celebrate/Golden Wonder/Bubbly scent from Lush which I absolutely adore! Priced at £6.

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Yummy Custard Body Wash 

Who doesn’t want some lovely thick creamy stuff smeared all over them in the shower? I’ve been loving the sample of Posh Chocolate Body Wash that I got a while ago, so when I saw that Lush had released another Body Wash, I was intrigued to see what it was like. This product contains Vanilla Oat Milk, Vanilla Pod Powder and Aloe Vera Gel. I guess the gel is to help with the texture of the product and to provide a bit of nourishing and healing properties to the skin whilst the double vanilla make up the scent of this product. To me, this smells like when you open a can of Ambrosia custard. Lush had a product out years ago called Hair Custard and this body wash smells the exact same as that to me! I absolutely love it. Priced at £8 per 100g. 

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Mimosa Shower Gel

Cheers, Sweetie Darling. Who doesn’t love a good Mimosa? Not only is the name of this gel referencing that feel good drink but is also referencing the Mimosa Flower which sometimes gets forgotten due to the very well known drink. This gel contains Elderflower Infusion, Fresh Orange Juice, Wine Lees and Sweet Wild Orange Oils and Carnation. Absolute. This combination of scents to me reminds me of a Mimosa cocktail with a touch of floral pepperiness in the background which I’m guessing is from the Carnation and Elderflower. The texture is quite nice. Reminds me of a slightly thick serum to me. If you like anything citrus based then you will definitely love this Shower Gel! Priced at £7 for a 120g bottle. 

A zoomed in photo of a bunch of different sized clear bottles filled with orange liquid with black circular lids with a black label that says minosa shower gel lush in white font on a light brown rectangular shelf on a bright background


Buzzy Mum 

Buzzy Mums may not have the time, but they deserve the self care! This soap not only smells cute but looks cute as it is in the shape of a very buzzy buzzy bee who are in dire need of being saved! This soap contains Camelina Seed Sativa Infusion, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Peach Powder, Carnation Absolute and Sweet Wild Orange Oil. To me, this soap smells like a sort of sweet floral concoction. I like it but I kind of wished that the Peach was a little bit more pronounced. Priced at £6.

A large zoomed in photo of a bunch of light white and yellow bee shaped soap with a black card that says busy mum soap on a light brown table on a bright background


Lovely Hand Balm 

To misquote Scouting For Girls, they’re so lovely! Who doesn’t love a good bit of hand care? Everyone needs to have soft hands especially after the past two years! This hand product contains Everlasting Flower Absolute and Ylang Ylang which to me creates a sort of delicate soft floral scent. To me, it reminds me of slightly scented laundry detergent. This product contains a plethora of softening ingredients like Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera Gel and Macadamia Nut Oil to ensure that your hands are soft for hours and hours! Priced at £12.

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Wondermum Eye Mask 

Wondermum to the rescue! This eye pad contains a plethora of ingredients including  Fennel Seed and Saffron Infusion, Fresh Carrot Juice, Aloe Gel and Carrageenan. These ingredients combine to help the eyes and to give customers who use this product a good amount of me time that they definitely deserve. The ones I used sadly ripped before I used them so it was a bit of a pain to use them. Priced at £5.  

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Here’s a photo of the Just For You gift that you can buy that includesThe Olive Branch Shower Gel and Lovely Hand Balm. Priced at £16.

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Have you tried any of these products? Let me know down below or on social media! 

Check out Lush. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x

Wednesday 2 March 2022

OMG! I Love Licking Out That Chocolate Crevice! | The Chocolate Smiths & George’s Bakery Collaboration Bar

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I purchased a George’s Bakery Collaboration bar a while ago and it has finally arrived so I thought I would tell you all about it today!

A photo of a large rectangular chocolate bar filled with golden brown square crevices, golden caramel, White Sea salt, white chocolate spread and dark brown chocolate with white squiggles and omg in white chocolate on a bright background

If you don’t know what a collaboration bar is then the best way to put is that it’s a chocolate bar all about collaborating with other small businesses to promote said business. The chocolate smiths do this by collaborating with businesses not only through promoting them on the wrapper of the bars but by putting some of the other small businesses most liked or most known product into the bar itself  and this time it’s the turn of the sumptuous, sublime and damn right sexy salted caramel crevice that blew up on TikTok not only for its hefty holes in the middle but for the titillating tutorial of how George makes it. 

‘George's famous cornflake crevice filled with the most delicious caramel, stuffed inside a milk and white chocolate bar with white chocolate spread. And of course. We had to feature his signature OMG!'

The texture of this bar is amazing. So many different layers and textures in one bar. Not only do you have the crunchy texture of the crevice itself, but you also have the gooey caramel, the thick spread and the slightly snappy chocolate. When you put all of these in your mouth via this bar, it creates a textural experience like no other. I love a bar with different textures in it so this bar just from textures alone ticks all of the boxes for me. 

A white hand holding a rectangular piece of dark brown chocolate with a cross section showing of a light golden brown cornflake block with golden brown caramel in the middle and white salt, white chocolate spread on a bright background

When I put a piece of this beautifully bulging bar in my mouth, the first taste that entered my mouth was the sweet yet slightly savoury cornflake crevice base itself. The crevice had a bit of a treacly undertone to it which instantly made me want to grab the whole bar and just ram it into my mouth. After this, the flavour of the devilishly decadent caramel flooded the interior of my mouth. Once this fabulous flavour flitted away from my tongue, a saline hit swam across my tongue. If you know me well, then you will know that I love not only Salted Carmel but anything with a good salty kick to it. I mean, who doesn't? This saline kick merged into the white chocolate spread which created a lovely flavour as well salty and creamy flavours are always a good thing too me. To finish off this bar to me, the last flavour that I got was the sightly sweet chocolate that The Chocolate Smiths are known for which ensured me that I remembered that this was not only a bar cranked full of delicious delights but an amazing collaboration between two small businesses. 

Would I get it again? Definitely! You get to support two small businesses, get to eat some amazing chocolate and also have the ability to lick out a delicious crevice which lets be honest is everyones number one fantasy. (This is all only possible if The Chocolate Smiths ever brought this bar out again). Now that I know what the products from George’s Bakery taste like too, I’ll definitely be making an order for one of their boxes very soon!  

Check out George’s Bakery. 

Check out The Chocolate Smiths

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie x